Sunday, February 24, 2013

Media Consumption Log: Gobbledygook

Non-Turtles comics by Turtles creators (and others, e.g. Richard Corben).  Flat, to me.

Media Consumption Log: Godzilla, Kingdom of Monsters

Ironic Godzilla comic.  Not to my taste.  Godzilla should be played straight.

Media Consumption Log: The Answer

I LOVE THIS COMIC -- enough to wait for trade.  (PS:  Mike Norton is one of the traditional comics geniuses active today -- not a revisionist, but just a great comics storyteller...)

Media Consumption Log: Conrad Thrillogy

Oh, when Indy Comics were just Heavy Metal with slightly less sex and smaller pages and poorer printing quality...

Media Consumption Log: Elric (Pacific Comics)

Cutting edge printing technology in 1980.  Mud in 2013.

Media Consumption Log: Gorilla Man

Marvel's Atlas reinvention takes a wrong turn.

Media Consumption Log: Dino Island

Amelia Earheart (kind of) and dinosaurs.  Clever comic concept.

Media Consumption Log: Brainchild (MCAD)

A comic literary magazine for an art school in Minneapolis.  Yeoman work.

Media Consumption Log: Daring Escapes (Image)

Concept:  Houdini comic.  Awesome.  Execution:  Houdini occult weirdness.  More than I can handle.

Media Consumption Log: Fathom (Comico)

Clever plot, terrible art.  Neither action nor cheesecake, kind of like reading a newspaper comic.

Media Consumption Log: Call of Wonderland; Grimm's Fairy Tales after #75...

When GFT ceases to be playful recreations of actual fairy tales, it becomes a poorly drawn cheesecake comic.

Media Consumption Log: The Alan Moore Pastiche Purge

1963.  Tomorrow Stories.  Tom Strong.  Voodoo.  Top 10.  Why did I buy Alan Moore's recycling of tropes when I could have saved the money to buy the original manifestations?

Media Consumption Log: Oscars 2013

I hate Seth McFarlane.  He ruined animation and he's not doing well here.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Media Consumption Log: DC Universe Legacies

If I want to be nostalgia about comics I have already read, I would read them again.

Media Consumption Log: The Guild

I love this online media property.  I didn't want or need all this backstory, which hinders my ability to identify with the characters.

Media Consumption Log: Guardians of the Globe

Normally, I would love any effort to create a comics universe, but Kirkman hasn't sold me on this -- probably because of the bloody back-narrative to Invincible.  For the same reason I can't do The Mighty, Irredeemable, etc....

Media Consumption Log: Guerillas (Image Comics)

Trained killer apes in the Vietnam War?  I'm not willing to follow this one.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Media Consumption Log: Frankenstein Mobster

Genius art.  High Concept.  But I never felt engaged with the narrative.

Media Consumption Log: Superman: Metropolis

This is the best we can do for Jimmy Olsen in the 21st century?

Media Consumption Log: Toby the Flying Pig

Tragic comic.  Makes me unhappy.

Media Consumption Log: Phazer Crossover

Awesome idea, mediocre art.

Media Consumption Log: Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel

Rewriting African-American heroes into comics history seems specious to me.

Media Consumption Log: ION

"women in refrigerators" spoiled a lot of Ion stories for me.

Media Consumption Log: Captain Britain

Nothing good can be found after House of M in Marvel.

Media Consumption Log: Dark Reign Fantastic 4

In the post-House of M era, Mr. Fantastic is a jerk.  Delete.

Media Consumption Log: Adventure Comics' Peter Pan

Take a complex text (in terms of colonialism) and keep that complexity as you update it.  Not for me.

Media Consumption Log: Dalgoda

Sometimes, even though the concept is good, you have to decide not to collect a title.  You need room in the apartment for the wife, after all.

Media Consumption Log: Jingle Belle

I want this as a trade, too.  Individual issues are not "of the satisfying hunk," as Heidi puts it.

Media Consumption Log: Planetary Brigade

I want this as a trade paperback.  I will follow Giffen and DeMatteis to the ends of the earth.

Chroma-Tick

Color does not improve the humor.

Media Consumption Log: Supernatural Law

Great concept.  Too "punny" for me.

Media Consumption Log: Dante Primer

Meh.  I wanted to like this.

Media Consumption Log: The Tick - Big Blue Destiny

The humor is too juvenile for me.

Media Consumption Log: Thunderbolts (post-Civil War)

Not even the addition of Man-Thing and the murder of Hyperion the Nasty Plot Device make this comic an exception to my plan to divest of nearly all post-House of M Marvel comics.

Media Consumption Log: Tom Strong

Having decided that Alan Moore is simply the 20th century's best homage artist, I am divesting myself of these comics.

Media Consumption Log: Darklon (Pacific)`

Not every science fiction piece by Jim Starlin transcends the time of its composition.

Media Consumption Log: Unknown Quantities

From the apolitical Neil Gaiman piece to the ponderous Alan Moore piece to the Ted Rall piece (one of the best), this collection dated unevenly.

Media Consumption Log: The Killer

This Archaia-comic reads like David Ware does "noir."

Media Consumption Log: Justice League Elite

Feels like "Grim and Gritty Justice League" to me -- no thank you.

Media Consumption Log: David & Goliath

This Image Comic is too anime-animated in its style, for my tastes.