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Slow day...

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Read these for the first time in decades. Pretty solid story although it jumps around a bit. I guess that’s inherent in trying to cover seven years in a four issue mini series. What I really found disconcerting was the frequent changes in pencil artists. Three different pencillers over a four issue series is unacceptable. Maybe it’s not as noticeable when you’re reading an installment each month with 30 other comics in between, but when you sit down and read them in one sitting it is quite irritating.


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What I really found disconcerting was the frequent changes in pencil artists. Three different pencillers over a four issue series is unacceptable


I hate that in a mini-series. I also typically binge read them in TPB version and I find it so disorienting when the art or colors suddenly takes a dramatic change in the middle of the story.
On the other side, if you ever read the first color Grendels from Comico they did a pretty interesting thing with a new set of writers and artists taking over every few issues as the story moved through the years.
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I read Red Rooster 1&2 and The Futurists 1&2 the last couple of days.





I supported Red Rooster on indiegogo and still haven’t got my copy. How is everyone else getting their copies?
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Read this during my downtime at work today. The art is absolutely gorgeous. The story goes by rather quick and feels like a first act of a larger story.
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Read vol 2 today and I really enjoyed it! It feels like a good action movie, almost like a John Wick-type vibe. Del Mundo does the art for the second half the book and it looks amazing again! He mentions in his afterward that he was inspired by Elektra: Assassin and wanting to carry that torch. While he is certainly not trying to imitate, his own style certainly shines through, there are certain places where it very much feels descended from Assassin.

Sanchez, who does the art for the first half of the arc doesn’t have the same beauty that Del Mundo’s has and but is not bad and still has it’s moments.

I definitely would've liked to see where the team would’ve taken Elektra next but the two arcs make a nice, fast-paced, action-movie experience
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Short but good read with a decent twist at the end. I wish they would do more one shots out of the states.
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I signed up for a comixology unlimited free 30 day trial the other day. I read the Joker gn for free and really enjoyed it!! Plus, I bought a copy of a Haunted Horror issue that I have wanted to read for some time now. It is a horror anthology comic. The stories are all (I believe) reprinted from precode horror comics. It was pretty good also!!!





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Being election season I decided to pull out this classic Grimjack tale for a re-read. The story centers around Crayne, a con man who has crossed Grimjack’s path on a couple previous occasions. Crayne is running for office, posing as an inept politician who is absolutely incapable of doing the job. The scam? Create a persona that absolutely nobody would ever vote for and then bet heavily on the other guy. As “Lazlo Carpathian”, Crayne has a debate with his opponent where he goes out and spouts a bunch of unintelligible gibberish that has nothing to do with the office he is running for. The catch? The people LOVE him! He takes a commanding lead in the polls and looks like a shoo in to win by a landslide. So Crayne decides to adjust the plan. “Lazlo” has an unfortunate fatal accident during the election, leaving his opponent to win the office as the next highest vote getter. Unfortunately his opponent gets killed by Grimjack, leaving no candidate. Undeterred, Crayne adjusts the plan. The new plan? Run as Lazlo’s brother, this time for real. The problem? Fifteen other Lazlo Carpathian knockoffs have now joined the race! I will let you choose your own moral to this story. For me, I am going to go with “never underestimate the public’s taste.”


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DC: Young Justice #15.
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Just finished these today. Completely different from the television show but enjoyable reads nonetheless. I really enjoy Gabriel Ba’s art.
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Been spending some time with my February 1958 Harvey volume. Some really great issues that month! For example, Hot Stuff #3, which boasts an amazing Warren Kremer cover and also the debut of Stumbo the Giant.




There seems to be some debate among collectors about Stumbo’s first appearance. Some collectors will point to Hot Stuff #2, where a Stumbo-esque giant appeared as a foil for hot stuff. A similar Stumbo prototype also appeared as a villain in Casper previously. Obviously Harvey had been toying with the idea of a giant type character for a while, but there is zero doubt that the first appearance of Stumbo as the character we know and love was in Hot Stuff #3.

Virtually all of the Harvey enthusiasts that I know proclaim Stumbo to be among their absolute favorite characters, but he really didn’t seem to play too well among Harvey’s core audience at the time. He was eventually given his own title, but it lasted only 8 issues before being cancelled, in spite of Hot Stuff appearing in every issue. I guess the little tykes that formed Harvey’s base just couldn’t appreciate Kramer’s masterful artwork on this feature. Only a master of perspective drawing can pull off a series where characters are larger or smaller than their environment. Kremer’s work will never receive the respect that it deserves, largely because of which company he worked for. He may be the most underrated artist in comics. Kremer was Harvey’s Kirby in that his style became the “house style”, which other artists were encouraged to draw in.

And speaking of Kirby, he also freelanced for Harvey during this period, both in the romance titles and on some adventure covers including this masterpiece for Harvey Hits #6:




This issue features a great story about a criminal who is released from prison after forty years only to find that the Phantom is still out there waiting for him! I am surprised Harvey didn’t do more with the Phantom. He appeared semi-regularly in Harvey Hits, but that was it. Given their propensity to max out their other licensed properties, I wonder if they didn’t have a different deal with the license for the Phantom and were limited in how often they could publish him.

Harvey comics are so underrated! Especially that late ‘50s period where they really began to hit their stride.
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Finally read this. Don't know why it took so long. I enjoyed it.


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Sounds like me @Studley_Dudley, I finally read all the Undiscovered Country's.
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Batman: The Adventures Continue #2.
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I was very pleased with Maestro #1

Just for fun
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I really haven't gotten to sit down and read much lately. It's always great to break that streak with two really good books.
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Debated on picking up Maestro. Good reviews?
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Pick one up @Firehawk2069. I sent my reader off with a friend that stopped thru for a few beers. I’m looking forward reading the next four. I’m sure you can find it on the inter webs but seeing the Keown cover for issue two on the last page was sweet as well.
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Taking advantage of "telework"
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I just received MAESTRO #1 is this month's Westfield Comics shipment. On the reading area of our room, behind other comics I have to get to.
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. Finished reading Barry Windsor-Smith’s amazing Wolverine: Weapon X storyline. It really is a great read and feels more like an indie film, tight and focused, where many other comics want to be blockbuster epics. It’s interesting how Wolverine is barely a character in the story but at the same time the story reveals so much about him. The story is intense, almost bordering on body horror, though that’s not surprising given Windsor-Smith’s body of work. It’s a bit of a slow burn but definitely worth the read and should be required for any fan of the character.
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Finally got myself to finish Maus last night. Not really reading for pleasure but unfortunately the topics are evergreen.
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I read Red Rooster 1&2 and The Futurists 1&2 the last couple of days.


I supported Red Rooster on indiegogo and still haven’t got my copy. How is everyone else getting their copies?

Ordered through WalMart. So far I’ve only gotten a copy of Bass Reeves.


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I missed out on a Bad Mother #1. My guy ordered to sell out and sure enough at 4 pm he was. Was good?
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@HeinzDad I liked it. I have a feeling it is going to be like a suburban Commando type of series. Like it's set in the suburbs and will be like a Commando (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Suburban Commando (Hulk Hogan). I can keep an eye out for it if you are still looking.
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@HeinzDad I liked it. I have a feeling it is going to be like a suburban Commando type of series. Like it's set in the suburbs and will be like a Commando (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Suburban Commando (Hulk Hogan). I can keep an eye out for it if you are still looking.
that would be cool. I haven’t really shopped them on the bay, no worries.
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You can always find a messed up HellBlazer to read but this one stuck out with me much like volume 1, 141 did. The Crib. Enjoy Mates!
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