On the outside, or at all?
Superman flies commando!
I read and was impressed by the first two issues of michael cray
It was not at all what I expected
it’s an interesting take on things with Cray essentially hunting down the DC universe. But I really liked how they joined this book up with the DC universe
Bryan Hill is a writer who I follow pretty much for most most of what he writes over at Image. Postal with Matt Hawkins is a particular favourite.
I was interested to see how he’d get on with a more mainstream book and I though this was very assured.
The art is really dodgy in places, but I dont mind it - it’s a bit jarring in places but the story telling is completely fine.
If the Wildstorm line keeps up the level of quality we are seeing with these first 2 books we are in for a treat - I just hope it’s translating to well deserved sales.
Good to hear, seems you and I are pretty the main fans of Hill here.
I remembered how much I connected with Superman, how I was an artist during the 1988 Superman convention in Cleveland (The Neverending Battle celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Man of Steel.)"
Maybe Bendis will be writing Superman after all…
I’d be more interested in him writing Lois Lane.
Damn. I may need to get to the Cleveland Library before this closes. I was afraid it would be equivalent to the Superman display at the Cleveland airport.
RRRRRRRRAAAAAARRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHH MEADOWS SMASH!!!
Comichron - October 2017:
Wild Storm #8 19,041
Michael Cray #1 14,145
Not great but as with Vertigo books I suspect this stuff over performs in trades compared to most. Ellis has a sizeable following outside the Wednesday Warriors (he barely pretends to write for single issues anyway) and I have confidence he’ll get to to tell his full 24 issue story.
Yeah, at this point I think The Wild Storm istelf is safe, though hopefully the resurgant WSU will be able to maintain itself for a good few years.
If he doesn’t get bored with it first.
Reading his weekly email newsletter, he usually has quite a few projects going across different media. I’m surprised he has enough time to do half of what he has on his plate.
I read the first two arcs of Detective but didn’t think much of them although I am tempted to try the current arc as it has been getting good praise. Is it a departure from earlier books in the run or pretty similar? I’m guessing if I didn’t like the earlier Tynion stuff I won’t like this but I’m still interested.
Bobby, it’s more of the same. You won’t hate it, but I doubt you’ll like it much either. I say that as someone who clearly bloody loves it.
The gold standard sign of quality is if Bobby doesn’t like it.
Detective requires too much deep knowledge of the extended Batverse for me to truly enjoy but Tynion is great. In fact I think he is the writer Marvel should target to poach away and fill the Bendis void.
The Batman Who Laughs one shot that Tynion just put out is stellar I thought.
I found the second issue really weird. It felt so much lighter and inconsequential than the first. I still enjoyed it but it almost felt like I was reading an entirely different book.
That art though? Not helping.
Again, I don’t want Tynion going anywhere, but putting him on a X-Men book (or two) would be solid gold.
Wonder if those numbers include digital or if that’s just floppies