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« on: April 23, 2003, 01:12:48 pm »
Alrighty then... so I've read some of the classics like Sandman & related offshoots, Hellblazer, Transmet, Invisibles, Lucifer, The Authority, Stormwatch; dipped into Planetary, Wildc.a.t.s, Preacher, various X-mens, Halo Jones, Durham Red, Catwoman, Vamps, League of Extraordinary Gentleman & Crimson.

What's good for next?  My tastes tend towards urban anti-heroes over the capes and tights crowd.  And full colour artwork if poss.  The green wash effect in Ghost World got right on my nerves.
But give me a decent story-arc and I'm easy.

Is Promethea any good?  Keep meaning to pick it up but haven't yet.
What about the Filth?  Or Fables?

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2003, 10:42:42 pm »
Does any one know what happend to Blade in the Max series (Marvel adult). my partner got upto number 6 and know it seems to have gone South. Please help. :(

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2003, 07:53:45 pm »
Jen - Promethea is one of the best things around, if you like an accessible study of the Kabbalah (which I do) - it's Moore's take on his magickal beliefs.  I found The Filth too much style over substance, and not a patch on The Invisibles.

Global Frequency has been fun if light.  There's a lot of good stuff not in colour - Strangehaven (which is brilliant), Paradigm (hard-going but rewarding), Stray Bullets (excellent noir), the re-engined Love and Rockets...

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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2003, 01:07:36 pm »
Promethea it is then!  (At least to start off on..)  I love things that wind pieces of educational type stuff in with the story - that was one of the main reasons Invisibles appealed to me when I picked up my first tpb.  All those tidbits on chaos magic, voodoo, shamanism, buddhism & associated practices leaking effortlessly into my brain... :)  Gave it an edge over the straight textbooks I'd been reading.
That, and that 'yes!' feeling that would emerge after every couple of pages.

Strangehaven looks good - I've put in on my 'next time I've got spare cash' list.

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2003, 08:19:52 pm »
If I might be so bold as to shove my vested-interest oar in yet again... James Lovegrove and Stuart Young write rather superb comics-related columns full of sound advice on what to look out for and what to avoid, over at TAO... you can find them both here.

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2003, 10:28:50 pm »
Promethea started off well but I think it derailed with the later episodes.

I'm still waiting for a comic to beat Preacher and Sandman. I've been in Preacher withdrawal for years now.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is good, but you have to give it time to grow on you.


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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2003, 04:31:04 am »
I loved the comic from the first time I read, glad you like it.

I'm just worried what they will do in the film.  :?

I saw Dare Devil and they had him sleeping in a coffin filled with water. And what a shock everyone had. A blind man you knows where the holes in the road are, hits every basket and can hold is own against a martial arts expert turns out ot be Dare Devil. Is everyone in New York in real life really that stupid?  :roll: or are they just idiots on film?  :wink:  

Any  one read house on the borderland by Vertigo, it came out a few years ago? I came across it while looking for Des's show, still no joy. (Check else where on the board for the details). Basically is it worth getting? Can I get it in Blighty?

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2003, 08:48:04 am »
SIN CITY is urban anti-heroes but it's B&W artwork. But it's Frank Miller so it looks fantastic!

More urban abti-hero type stuff in JINX and GOLDFISH by Brian Michael Bendis (both B&W). If you want Bendis in colour try ALIAS (no, not a spin-off from the TV show) or POWERS.

Or HITMAN by Garth Ennis and John McCrea.

And I'm really enjoying James Robinson's STARMAN right now. Tattooed slacker Jack Knight becomes a reluctant superhero after his dad retires from being the original Starman. Robinson knows the superhero genre inside out but he plays this almost like a SF/crime comic. And don't worry, Jack doesn't wear tights and a cape. He wears his normal clothes plus a pair of darkened goggles so he doesn't blind himself when he fires his energy blasts.

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2003, 08:25:24 pm »
My comics column this month features horror comics AND a quick report on my book launch last Sat.

http://www.thealienonline.net/columns/wp_oct03.asp?tid=7&scid=64&iid=1959

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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2003, 10:27:01 am »
Only just found out this is still online. An interview I did with Warren Ellis (Planetary, Hellblazer, Transmetropolitan).

http://www.thealienonline.net/interviews/warrenellis_jan03.asp?tid=3&s

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2003, 08:34:19 pm »
My interview with comics writer Steven Grant (The Punisher, Mortal Souls, My Flesh is Cool) is up at The Alien Online.

http://www.thealienonline.net/interviews/stevengrant_nov03.asp?tid=3&scid=24&iid=2045