I haven’t read this week’s issue yet, but I feel as though the colour has been getting bolder as the series goes on, presumably deliberately.
Wild Storm and Annual, at least. But later. Being kept busy again.
Yeah, I feel like it’s been there, but it really popped this issue. Assume it’s the next trade?
Also looking forward to this, well done again to all the winners (and every entrant for that matter) - where’s all the fanfare?!
Whoops, totally missed the Millarworld Annual. Will have to go back and pick it up tomorrow.
I read the two Metal tie-ins last night: the latest Nightwing issue and the Batman: Red Death one shot.
The former was pretty good—I’m enjoying this side story and the Nightwing book is better written than I was expecting. I always welcome Paul Pelletier art, too.
The Red Death one-shot was as epic-feeling as everything else in Metal so far. It was simultaneously less dark than I was expecting (suggesting this Bruce Wayne still just wants to protect his Gotham) and more dark than I expecting (some of the things he does…damn). It also probably needed to be a 4-issue mini, although I don’t mind hyper-compressed comics.
Millarworld sold to Netflix a short while back. So there has been a lot of work going into that behind the scenes.
Plus there’s a small indie film that is connected to Millarworld coming out this week.
So I don’t think it’s on purpose. There’s just an embarrassment of riches right now.
Wow. I was going to pass on these but that actually has me interested.
Edit: I’m even more interested after this story.
This @EmmaSayle person who wrote the KickAss story sounds familiar…
Congratulations to Emma and to all the other creators talented enough to get into this year’s Annual.
Justice League #29 - Like I said before, I’m a sucker for these kind of stories. Last issue was mostly emotional setup with this issue being the payoff with constant beat downs. I especially love future Aquaman and how he stole Batman’s protocols for dealing with the other Leaguers. The art and story are so perfect. Seeing this story wrap will be bittersweet as it will mean the end of @bryanhitch’s run.
Millarworld New Talent Annual 2017 - First, I’m incredibly proud of everyone who had work published in the annual. You all did a great job. As I’ve said before, I was really anticipating the Superior story as it juxtaposed such a succinct description of what it can be like to suffer from MS with the heroics of Superior and ends with those two worlds coming together in such a hopeful way. Seeing it in print was even better than reading the script. I’m so proud of this story. The other stories that I really enjoyed were Empress and Huck. Both were unique stories with unique art styles. Good luck to all involved. I hope this is the beginning of a successful career in comics.
Super Sons #8 - This book keeps surprising me with just how good it is. I thought I would follow the first storyline and drop it due to its redundancy with Superman. However, it’s maintained the kind of fun I expect out of Tomasi and Gleason in Superman while establishing its own unique identity.
Wild Storm #7 - This is as close to the start of a new arc as you get with modern day Warren Ellis. We’re starting to get a glimpse at the cosmology of this Wildstorm universe. It looks like there will be some big reveals about Khera in the next issue.
Yep, fair point. That said, if i was getting published this week I’d be PIMPING it like there was no tomorrow… (hint-hint winners, c’mon no one’ll begrudge you the limelight!)
I’d love to know more about this years winners.
Backgrounds, favourite books/artists, ambitions for the future.
What their story process was. Inspiration etc.
Probably won’t get to reading until there is some pause in the current state of my obsession with the baseball season. (I’m having great fun this time for whatever reason, and just praying my Rockies can hang on, beat the foul Diamondbacks in the one-game Wild Card, and end their season in dignity being whupped by the second-best Dodger team ever. 1988 was epic. I am biteamal.)
Thought Bubble Compilation.
(And I’m holding back Black Magick - next issue out next week - for a “clean read” when mind is not so easily distracted. I still have some skills!)
So I think I’m ready to admit that Tom King’s Batman is just not good. I had high hopes for this current arc but its shtick has gotten tired, it’s been more tell than show, there is no consistency in tone or logic, no emotional stakes. Extending beyond this run and it’s been all over the map, no consistent through-line like in the arcs by Snyder or Morrison (some of this is down to the biweekly shipping schedule, I know).
I will stick with it as it’s Tom King and it has had some good moments scattered about, but this increasingly feels like a poor use of his talents.
Have you been reading his Mister Miracle? I’ve really enjoyed it. It feels much more in his milieu.
At the very least Gerad is pulling out most of the stops on the art.
Even though I find King incredibly disappointing on it.
I am waiting for trade with that.
I just read the first trade of Vision (but still need to review it). It feels much more in that vein. I wonder if King would have been better suited with writing something more akin to a Dark Knight Returns type book than the regular monthly book.
I have reached that weird point with TWOJAR that I think a lot of comic fans can relate to where I don’t like it but I still want to see how it ends so I keep buying it.
Well it all seems to building up to the next issue, so I guess we’ll see if it’s worth it.
King’s spoken about a 100 issue run. You’ll be buying a lot of comics you don’t really like if you do stick with it.