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Greg Nog
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« Reply #350 on: Jul 15, 2008, 11:02:01 PM »

I don't want it to be Batman, but any superhero stuff would be ok...

How do you feel about the Gotham Police force?  'Cause I'm on the record as saying that Gotham Central fucking rules.  It's like Law and Order, plus the occasional supervillain.

No graphic novels. Well maybe.

Pick up JLA: Rock of Ages.  It's the first four issues of Grant Morrison's run, and it's fucking AWESOME.  Straight-up superhero melodrama in the late nineties style.  Not complex, but bold and fun.

EDIT:  Also, it should only be six bucks.  $6 for 4 issues.  That's cheap!
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rockmeamadeus
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« Reply #351 on: Jul 15, 2008, 11:10:19 PM »

Hmmm, thanks! I will take a look at that stuff, sounds good.
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YojimboMonkey
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« Reply #352 on: Jul 15, 2008, 11:52:58 PM »

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Babar
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« Reply #353 on: Jul 16, 2008, 12:00:40 AM »

i just saw that on reddit!!! very funny!
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Almanzo
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« Reply #354 on: Jul 16, 2008, 04:38:13 PM »

Grant Morrison's Batman: Rip is ratcheting up to insanely amazing, and is actually both making up for and building on the lackluster beginnings of his run on the book.
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Antero
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« Reply #355 on: Jul 17, 2008, 03:24:06 AM »

I need to read that.  Grant Morrison can get a bit out of control sometimes, but I'm always confident that it's building up to Something Fucking Amazing.
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #356 on: Jul 17, 2008, 08:51:57 AM »

After my advice to rockme the other day, I started flipping through JLA: Rock of Ages.  I'd forgotten just how much I loved that.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #357 on: Jul 17, 2008, 10:19:03 AM »

Man the first three panels of today's Achewood. MAN.

While I make every possible attempt to accommodate people with er ah modern dietary needs, I see Ramses Luther Smuckles trucks not with the vegan organos
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Almanzo
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« Reply #358 on: Jul 17, 2008, 12:54:42 PM »

I need to read that.  Grant Morrison can get a bit out of control sometimes, but I'm always confident that it's building up to Something Fucking Amazing.

Yeah, the first half of his run so far was that awful "Morrisson going wacky-sauce" stuff that didn't add up to anything. The whole Batman and Son arc was just awful. But now that he's into R.I.P., it's starting to look like the whole thing has been purposeful and subtly working toward this uber-Morrison storyline.
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YojimboMonkey
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« Reply #359 on: Jul 17, 2008, 01:03:21 PM »

Has this happened yet?

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It takes a lot of time and planning for him to think of new ways to break the fourth wall and insert himself directly into the story, you know.

I predict he will sit down and have a chat with Batman and tell him that his parents were only killed 'cause a comic book writer was fucking with him, and then he'll bring them back to life and Bruce Wayne will regress to childhood.
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #360 on: Jul 17, 2008, 01:16:04 PM »

No, dude, he can't do that again.

He did do one issue I thought was brilliant that was basically a pulp-magazine style prose story with crazy illustrations. It was about the Joker, I forget what issue it was.
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Almanzo
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« Reply #361 on: Jul 17, 2008, 01:48:48 PM »

Check this out - http://geniusboyfiremelon.blogspot.com/search/label/m-bats

Timothy Callahan, who recently wrote the first book about Grant Morrison, is doing hardcore annotations for each issue of Morrison's Batman. You ARE missing things.  Razz
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Almanzo
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« Reply #362 on: Jul 17, 2008, 01:56:03 PM »

Pages 20-22: Bruce Wayne, using the magical shopping cart of the imaginary Honor Jackson, sews himself a new costume. As I mentioned in my look at Batman #113 yesterday, the lines, "...it would be far easier to consider this a dream. But how can I? For in my hand...I hold the Bat-Radia," come word for word from the Zur-En-Arrh space-Batman story in that issue from the 1950s. And, of course, when Batman says "I am the Batman. The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh," and reveals his fancy new costume, it's the one the alien Tlano was wearing in Batman #113. All of which, apparently, were Batman's delusions in the past--Black Casebook stuff and all that.
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coldforge
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« Reply #363 on: Jul 17, 2008, 02:04:27 PM »

Jesus, I thought that was satire. Inside baseball, fucking hell. When does encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture schlock from the 60s stop being the chief criterion for who gets to be an auteur genius?
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Almanzo
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« Reply #364 on: Jul 17, 2008, 02:11:19 PM »

Jesus, I thought that was satire. Inside baseball, fucking hell. When does encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture schlock from the 60s stop being the chief criterion for who gets to be an auteur genius?

Never. Ever.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #365 on: Jul 17, 2008, 02:14:12 PM »

I vote right now
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Thermofusion
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« Reply #366 on: Jul 17, 2008, 02:22:21 PM »

I, too, choose to take a position directly opposite Almanzo's purely out of spite.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #367 on: Jul 17, 2008, 02:23:28 PM »

From hell's heart I stab at your love of kitschy bullshit
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Thermofusion
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« Reply #368 on: Jul 17, 2008, 02:30:12 PM »

Have I not shown you my vinyl-padded space age spittoon with the boomerang flares?  I bought it at a Tiki-themed yard sale wearing my snakeskin bowling shoes.  I did it just to piss Almanzo off and further hinder his hilariously ill-advised efforts to legitimize himself as an actual, respectable member of LPTJ (omg I'll scan old magazines for you dudez if you'll stop remembering what a prick I am plz accept me)
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #369 on: Jul 17, 2008, 02:35:16 PM »

Whoa dude
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Thermofusion
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« Reply #370 on: Jul 17, 2008, 02:37:36 PM »

I'm just joshing with the fucker, but you have to agree there's loads of transparent contrivance to his recent, apparent "softening."
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #371 on: Jul 17, 2008, 02:39:19 PM »

I ain't notice anything, I'm just here for the CHUCK-HOLES
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #372 on: Jul 17, 2008, 02:43:34 PM »

Have I not shown you my vinyl-padded space age spittoon with the boomerang flares?  I bought it at a Tiki-themed yard sale wearing my snakeskin bowling shoes.  I did it just to piss Almanzo off and further hinder his hilariously ill-advised efforts to legitimize himself as an actual, respectable member of LPTJ (omg I'll scan old magazines for you dudez if you'll stop remembering what a prick I am plz accept me)

If you make me think about it like that I will just get really sad.
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Thermofusion
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« Reply #373 on: Jul 17, 2008, 02:54:20 PM »

I can't be the only dude who thinks that's what's behind it.

I mean, Andrew -- do you think his New Wave thread was about helping you, or more about him trying to be an ass and prove a silly point? 
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YojimboMonkey
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« Reply #374 on: Jul 17, 2008, 03:00:26 PM »

His New Wave thread was about him not wanting to conform to the way we do things here on the board, with ongoing threads for ongoing discussions of broad topics.  He has complained about the format to me on a number of occasions.  It wasn't about him being a dick to TSKS, per se.

His thread about scanning the magazines was because he gets excited about things and he thought other people here might be interested and so he posted it.  (and I think he was right about other people being interested)  It really isn't out of character for him as much as it is a part of his character you don't generally see.

Some of the trolling he has done has just been straight-up trolling though and I'm not going to defend that.  It's really gotten to the point where a lot of people here are just going to be pissed off at him no matter what he posts.  But with some of the shitty things he's posted, he's got that coming to him I guess.
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