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  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    You're welcome, I hope you enjoy it! It came out in 2015 and I kept putting off getting it until recently when a third party seller on Amazon was selling it new for 8 bucks! It's a nice book and definitely worth paying full cover price.
    My local joint is reorganizing and had all their Titan stuff packed away. Wound up going through Amazon as well. Rolled in this morning with a Minky Woodcock that had caught my eye.


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  2. #102
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    A few books I've read in the last 48 hours or so.

    Milestone Returns One Shot this is, I guess you'd saw, a primer for the upcoming Milestone reboots. It was ok. Nice to see Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiecwicz working together again, that's the main reason I grabbed it.

    Something Is Killing The Children #16 - man there are a lot of variant covers out for this. Because I am poor, I went for the Jenny Frison standard cover B, it's a rad image. Anyway, it starts Erica Slaughter's origin story after the first arc finished up. It's interesting so far. I really like this book.

    Apocalypse 5000 One Shot - Ian's pick of the week! From Floating World Comics, this reprints some of the back up stories from Ken Landgraf's New York City Outlaws, which was basically self published back in the very early 80s and which are now hard to find and expensive to get. FWC, in conjunction with Power Comics, have teased that NYC Outlaws is either coming back in some form or being reprinted in 2022, but details are scarce. Anyway, if you like Landgraf's proto-outlaw style, you'll like this book. It's printed on nice, thick B&W paper stock and it's basically just full of non-stop post-nuke asskicking. It's really fun. Everyone should buy a copy so FWC keeps giving us more stuff like this.

    Shadow Doctor - I think I mentioned this a few pages ago. #4 is the penultimate issue and it's wrapping up the story nicely. I think can see where it's headed, but if it is going where I think it is, that's okay, we can all use some happy endings now and then (not a handjob joke, honest). Very well-written, character driven piece with great art and a neat bit of true life history brought to the funny book page.

    Alien #3 - Marvel's series continues to lag behind a lot of what Dark Horse was doing but this is getting better even if I still don't like Larroca's artwork very much. I'm not sure I love where this is going but I'll give the next couple of issues a shot just to see.

    I Breathed A Body #5 - this was the final story of this completely fucked up horror story that is both a look at how we're all fucked by social media and internet culture and also a look at how scary spores are. It's unlike anything else I've read, I think a lot of it went over my head, and I really, really liked it. When this gets collected anyone into mind fuck comics that aren't afraid to go really dark, deal in disturbing imagery and still mange to offer some really intelligent social commentary should seek it out.

    Black Friday #2 - this is a fun horror comic that owes too much to Evil Dead but which is entertaining regardless. The art is neat, very atypical for a horror book, reminds me of Sam Keith at times but without really aping his style at all.

    Department Of Truth #9 - I've mentioned this book a few times and it keeps getting weirder, wilder and better with each issue. This one made me laugh and also freaked me out at the same time. There's a lot going on here and I can't wait for #10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti Monkey View Post
    My local joint is reorganizing and had all their Titan stuff packed away. Wound up going through Amazon as well. Rolled in this morning with a Minky Woodcock that had caught my eye.
    Curious what you think of it. I like a lot of the noirish stuff that Titan has put out but haven't checked this one out yet.
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    WHen I laid in bed for 2 hours last night and couldn't fall asleep I grabbed a stack of comics.

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    Whisper Vol 2 Issue 1 from First Comics.

    I have read maybe 7 or so issues of this run of Whisper over the years. Recently put together a run of the first 20 issues,then the last 10. Not a bad way to start a new series. A few things didn't make sense,but I bet that is cause I never read the short lived Vol 1 of Whisper.

  5. #105
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Curious what you think of it. I like a lot of the noirish stuff that Titan has put out but haven't checked this one out yet.
    Halfway in, and i'm definitely digging it so far. I'll post some pages and thoughts when i'm done.

  6. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Then I read Captain Atom #82, the old Charlton series with some great Ditko art. It was bonkers. First appearance of Nightshade. They fought a ghost. It was fucking rad.
    Love the old Charlton Ditko's. When i was a kid i had some of the Captain Atom's and Blue Beetle/Questions, i think they were re-prints from Modern. Thankfully, DC put these out through the Archive Editions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti Monkey View Post
    Love the old Charlton Ditko's. When i was a kid i had some of the Captain Atom's and Blue Beetle/Questions, i think they were re-prints from Modern. Thankfully, DC put these out through the Archive Editions.
    Earlier this year I managed to track down originals of the 1967 Blue Beetle series #'s 1-5 and Mysterious Suspense #1, which, to the best of my knowledge, if the entirety of Ditko's work on the question. I was pretty excited to get those.
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    Wowsers, that's ridiculously awesome.

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    Roll up some tobacco and sit for a spell, it's time for Western Tuesday!

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    Art and story by Hermann Huppen

    "In the late 19th century northeast Brazil was taken over by a phenomenon of banditism known as Canga├žo, and the bandits themselves called Cangaceiro. They lived away from the coast in the dry arid desert land filled with thorny vegetation called Caatinga, or the White Forest. This story follows one mans journey to lead the Cangaceiro."

    The first time I read this the greater essence of the story was lost on me having no idea about the Cangaceiro and Brazil's history. In 1953 a film titled "O Cangaceiro" debuted in Brazil and soon the rest of the world knew the story of the Cangaceiro. Luckily the back of the book has an essay that gives some perspective and history to the tale, and includes a few sketches by Hermann as well. Hermann's art is always worth the price of admission and this book might be one of his most gorgeous that I've read. You really feel how tough the desert is, and how beautiful it is too.

    This English language edition comes from Graphitti Designs, and as such is really expensive for a single 48 page graphic album (as the time of this writing it's still available on the Graphitti Designs website for $70(!)). It looks great, however and includes a signed and numbered tip in plate of the cover art by Hermann Huppen.

    This is set in another subgenre of westerns, those that are set outside of the US, either north in Canada (TRENT, THE MAN FROM THE GREAT NORTH), or in South America (TEX: PATAGONIA, CAPE HORN). People often forget that while the US was, err, taming* it's own frontier, so were our neighbors to the north and south. They look and sound like American westerns but they are informed by their own histories and landscape. They still usually involve horses and gun totin' guys with large hats.

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    "When I die, I hope to go to Accra"

  10. #110
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    the 1967 Blue Beetle series #'s 1-5 and Mysterious Suspense #1, which, to the best of my knowledge, if the entirety of Ditko's work on the question.
    Looks like that's it. Just checked The Action Heroes Archive i have, and the only other Question story is a B&W 8 pager with art by Alex Toth from '75.

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