I haven’t had much time for comics since the whole new house thing. Plus I haven’t been to the closet shop to check it out yet. I’m still trying to keep up with some of the news and of course keeping my wish list full. A few things I’ve noticed today.
From Previews Reivew
PVP Vol 1 Dork Ages – “Christopher: This new trade paperback collects all of the story pages from the six issues of Scott Kurtz’s PVP that were published by Dork Storm Publishing. The highlight of the collection is definitely an inspired parody that uses the PVP characters and combines THE MATRIX with Scott McCloud’s UNDERSTANDING COMICS and REINVENTING COMICS to talk about the nature of syndicated comic strips and creator ownership. It’d be nice if Scott did more with his creative control than Marvel comics homages, dumbing down his strip from the earlier ‘geekier’ days, and the ability to make very bad fart jokes, but I don’t think that necessarily detracts from his point.”
ROBOTECH INVASION #3 of 5, I don’t have 1 and 2 yet either.
STAR WARS EMPIRE #17 , I’m so behind on this series.
TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOL 2 WAR & PEACE TP, almost thought about getting this until I read this “CHRISTOPHER: TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOLUME 2: UNATTAINABLE AND LAUGHABLY LOFTY GOALS FOR A COMIC ABOUT ROBOTS THAT FIGHT. COME ON, CAN’T WE ALL JUST BE HONEST WITH ONE ANOTHER? AND WOULD IT KILL DREAMWAVE TO FLIP A LIGHT-SWITCH, WHY IS EVERYTHING SO FUCKING DARK ALL THE TIME? IT WOULDN’T SUCK TO ACTUALLY SEE A WELL-ILLUMINATED TRANSFORMER EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, THAT’S WHY PEOPLE ARE BUYING THE BOOKS. OH, AND SPEAKING OF WHICH, ‘WAR & PEACE’? I MEAN, HONESTLY. THAT’S A PRETTY BOLD STATEMENT FOR A COMIC WITH ABSOLUTELY NO PLOT. YOU KNOW WHAT WAS GOOD ABOUT TRANSFORMERS, BOTH THE ORIGINAL COMIC AND THE TELEVISION SERIES? AN ISSUE FELT LIKE SOMETHING HAPPENED. AN EPISODE HAD A BEGINNING, A MIDDLE, AND AN END. OF COURSE, THE NICE TRANSFORMERS PEOPLE WOULD LIKE YOU TO BELIEVE THAT THEIR WORK IS MORE MATURE AND SOPHISTICATED THAN BEGINNING-MIDDLE-END. THEY NAMED THIS MINI-SERIES ‘WAR & PEACE’ AFTER ALL, THEY’RE LAUGHABLY DELUDED ABOUT SUCH THINGS, BUT YEAH. ONGOING PLOT THREADS ARE GOOD, BUT THERE’S NEVER ANY CLOSURE FOR ANYTHING, EVEN AT THE END OF AN ARC. IT’S ALL JUST SO RANDOM AND POORLY WRITTEN… CHRIST. WHY HAVE I WASTED THIS MUCH TIME TALKING ABOUT TRANSFORMERS? WHY IS IT IN ALLCAPS? BECAUSE I’M MAKING A BOLD AND IMPORTANT STATEMENT, OBVIOUSLY. THIS PARAGRAPH IS TO TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOLUME 2: WAR & PEACE AS TRANSFORMERS GENERATION ONE VOLUME 2: WAR & PEACE IS TO WAR & PEACE, OBVIOUSLY…”
You Damn Kid – great webcomic I just found. Oh now i’m going through the back issues, this is good stuff. I can’t believe its been around so long and I’ve missed out.
I’m at least up to 2000 now 🙂