Popped into Secret Headquarters in Silverlake and loved the selection of local zines and lots of gay comics. Picked up 4 issues of Wuvable Oaf and love the story so far. It's about a music loving hairy bear dude looking for love in San Francisco (he's a big morrissey fan...ugh). Oaf suffers from a lot a social anxiety (was an orphan), is secretly a retired wrestler (Gote Blud) who now takes care of lots of kittens and makes dolls stuffed with his hair shavings. Most of the book focuses on his unlucky dating life, which consists of flashbacks to dates gone horribly wrong and his current pursuit of a slutty lead singer of a punk rock band (Ejaculoid). The special edition of issue #2 actually includes a 7" single written and recorded by Limp Wrist, which i'll have to track down online.
In between Oaf's story, there's a bunch of interludes featuring all his cats and other subplot of his dolls coming to life to torture the cats and kill bad people. Weird Pupper Master vibe with those things. Try spotting all the cameos the writer/artist slips into the pages (Torche t-shirts, the girls from the Craft at a party, etc).
Man, Akira is the greatest comic series I have ever read. I can't believe that dude wrote and drew that.
Damn, need to get on that. Heard a lot of good things. Never seen the anime or read the comics.
I'm deep into a ton of books right now. Y the Last Man is fucking awesome. Almost done with that and Preacher.
Also, anyone reading Thor: God of Thunder? I always hated Thor, but that book is badass.
I may be the only one to ever say this, but fuck the ending to Y. Preacher is a goddamn masterpiece though. Maybe I will hit that up again after I am done with all the other stuff I want to read.
I have to say that right now DC is killing it with the New 52. Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Wonder Woman, Batman, Justice League Dark are all great titles.
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i STILL need to really get into Preacher. I have had the first 3 collections for like 15 years and have read them multiple times, but for some reason never got the rest of the series.
FINALLY SAGA 2 is in my comic book store!!!!!! I am also picking up the 3rd Fatale today. I think I'll pick up Preacher again after I'm done with these 2, I fell off after the 7th one.
Also, I recently finished Judge Death, the one illustrated by Bolland, and it was meh. Underwellming to say the least.
I know that Morrison's runs on Animal Man and Doom Patrol get all the praise, but did anyone stick with the titles after? None of those writers/arcs got collected (IIRC), but i was hoping to reread those stories too.
I was really happy he did the storyline that tied in so much to the new Swamp Thing book. Those are two characters who aren't, in and of themselves, great, but who have drawn some fantastic writers that have drawn out some spectacular nuances that make them fascinating.
Looks like he also wrote Sweet Tooth. I got the first couple of trades in a large lot i bought when i started rediscovering various Vertigo titles via TPB. I'm going to give those a go too.
So I know this seems crazy for most but this list has helped me a ton with the chronology of the new 52. Makes it much more fun to read and interesting as well. I'm picking and choosing my way up to "present time" now, up to #8 of Supergirl. Good shit.
I will def check that out^
Cried like a damn baby at that. Met Pia Guerra at a con a while back, she's super cool. This guy in the line was telling her about how he's never read the last issue because he doesn't want it to end.I may be the only one to ever say this, but fuck the ending to Y.
Try and look past the edginess. The best part of that series is it's characters and their lives. It's a modern western, but with a hell of a lot of heart. A lot of people focus only on the big silly stuff (Jesus de Sade and an armadillo anyone?) but it's worth a closer look.I put that book down after the whole Arseface thing. I don't understand the praise it seems like it's trying too hard to be edgy.
In the same vein, I've always loved Transmetropolitan.
Also I think Marvel are putting out some great stuff nowadays. Daredevil and Hawkguy are both superb.
I read the first 2 issues of infinity and I really love this shit. This event is really well written and executed in a way that sets it apart from anything after the civil war arc. Characters are true to their persona and not doing out of character things just to justify the progressing storyline. It's no coincidence that this isn't a one dimensional snooze fest and it was not written by Bendis. Thanos Rising was really enjoyable as well. I usually don't like Bianchi's work with water colors, but this time it worked. Jason Aaron is a genius the way he brings out Thanos's sick twisted side. dragging dead bodies back to his room to scream at them all night "WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME?!!!". Good stuff.
Agreed on Daredevil for sure. Also, enjoying Superior Spider-Man, Wolverine And The X-Men, and Bendis' two x-titles (All-New and Uncanny). Remender's run on Captain America has also been quite a treat and a welcome departure from Brubaker's run (as in, I loved Brubaker's run, but a change of pace is nice). Also, if you liked Remender's Uncanny X-Force, his Uncanny Avengers is pretty great, and some elements of UXF carry over into UA.
As for Infinity, I'm glad to hear it's going well. I am feeling burned out by event titles (Avengers Vs. X-Men I really enjoyed, but Fear Itself and Age Of Ultron were mixed bags). If you like Infinity, I hope you are picking up Hickman's current run on Avengers. It's very head-y and cosmic, and everytime I read it I need to relax my brain for a little while. I am going to stop picking it up monthly as I think for me, it may be something I would prefer in a trade.
I really need to read Hawkeye.
Outside of Marvel, still reading Fatale and I began picking up Satellite Sam.
Coachellas attended: 2007-present
I am going to split up my old long boxes into short boxes to make storing them above the closet in my new place easier. I can't believe how expensive these stupid boxes are! I called a local place and they wanted $5.25 each. I found a guy on ebay selling them cheap, 16 for $28, but it ended up being another $29 shipping (fucking are heavy for being paper, like 25 pounds). i'm probably gonna end up needing at least 20 of them. Girlfriend is anxious to have the giant pile of boxes out of the corner of our guest room.
Looks like WonderCon is back in Anaheim on April 18th - 20th. Glad they planned this the weekend I'm NOT at Coachella.
Coachellas attended: 2007-present
Preacher is getting a pilot.
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s comic series Preacher was crazy. Not just kinda violent, kinda weird, but full-on crazy. For example, it’s got a character whose failed Kurt Cobain-emulating suicide attempt, leads to a grotesquely mangled face and the nickname “Arseface,” none of which precludes him becoming a pop superstar. It features one antagonist whose sexual proclivities turn towards the nigh-unprintable extreme, and whose body is steadily chipped away over the course of the story.
Oh, and the lead character is a small-town Texas preacher whose best friend is a junkie Irish vampire, and who is possessed of a god-like power called Genesis. That power was born of the coupling between angel and demon, and allows him to command a person to do anything with absolute authority. Like “count all the sand on this beach,” which leads one character to do exactly that. Oh, and the preacher, Jesse, wants to find God and fight him.
But if you’re AMC, which needs something to follow Breaking Bad, full-on crazy might be just the thing. And so Preacher has reportedly been ordered to pilot at the company.
Badass Digest has the report, citing a couple of anonymous sources.
Preacher has been in development as a film for years, going back to ’98. In the end, however, TV is probably the best place for it, because it’s a story that sprawls in all directions. There are flashbacks and asides and embedded arcs that explain every character in great detail in addition to a story that is just as ambitious and broad in scope as it is gutsy and wild.
As crazy as Preacher gets, however, there’s always a core set of themes, about family, friendship, and the preservation of morality in the face of pretty much the nastiest stuff you can imagine. That core prevents all the nutty stuff from totally overwhelming the storyline. The best parts of Preacher aren’t the big whackadoo situations and setpieces, but the chapters that could come to life as bottle episodes of a TV series.
All of which is to say that if this is written and cast well, it could be the best method to bring Preacher to the screen.