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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:53 am
by doglips
It's a great book and my favourite by Vaughan. Hundred is a superb character, instantly likable with some very funny one liners and a clever set of powers. The politics never get too heavy, although they are informed and the stories are intricately woven. He has a nemesis of sorts and a really varied team of supporting characters - one of whom I tragically love.

The art by Tony Harris is totally mindblowing.

Here's a linkto the homepage at Wildstorm. You can download the whole first issue!

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:46 pm
by Leckomaniac
Nice little interview up with BVK and Joss. You can read it here.

BKV says he is cutting down on his comics work so that he can work on movies and tv...

That makes me one sad panda.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:54 pm
by doglips
me too. Still, it gives him more time to devote to Ex-Machina + Y.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:09 am
by Leckomaniac
I just read Ex Machina vol. 1 + 2 and I must say that vol. 1 was good...but vol. 2 was kick ass...very much on par with where the series is right now.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:09 am
by doglips
Attention Lecko!

Just saw this on the BKV forum -

Brian K. Vaughan wrote:Caballeros,

At the "Exclusives" section of www.bkv.tv , there's a link to a one-act play I wrote a few years ago called DROP that anyone is welcome to perform. Here's an update from someone who took up the challenge:

***

Hi! I e-mailed you a few months ago about directing "DROP" at
my university theater. We are currently just over a week away
from opening night, so I just wanted you to have an update:

DROP will be performed on October 26th, 27th, and 28th at 8:00
PM in the Francis X. Kinahan Theater at the University of Chicago.

5706 S University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

Admission price is $6.

"Now wait!" you might say, "that's a lot of money for a
twenty-minute show!" Well, yes. Yes, it is. But there are
three other shows going on: Strindberg One on One ("Pariah"
and "The Stronger"), Edward Albee's "Zoo Story", and an
adapted version of Ray Bradbury's "The Wonderful Death of
Dudley Stone". DROP is simply going up first, so people can
duck out afterwards if they're just there for the BKV love.

If that's still too much money, we have a free open dress
rehearsal Wednesday the 25th, also at 8:00.

This is honestly one of the best shows I've ever worked on,
and I'm really proud of it. The cast is amazing, the stage
manager is a goddess, and everything is going so well that I'm
just waiting for the other shoe to drop.



I have not read the play yet, I will give it a go later.

So, do you think you might go and see some BKV stage goodness Lecko?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:37 pm
by Leckomaniac
Oh snap.

I totally might check this out on friday. If for no other reason then I can hope that BKV might show up!

But this sounds awesome and the University of Chicago is not too far from me. The campus is beautiful but once you take 3 steps off campus its like the DMZ.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:38 pm
by doglips
That's what I was thinking, you might get to meet the man himself.

LOL, be careful in the DMZ.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:09 pm
by offtheset
Adam Balm wrote:Ex Machina is honestly one of the [BEST] comics I've read dealing with the post 9/11 world. I was seriously disappointed that Jeph Loeb was picked over him to write Ultimates v. 3.

EDITED TO MAKE SENSE.

Ex Machina is one of the best ANYTHINGs dealing with the post 9/11 world.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:00 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
offtheset wrote:
Adam Balm wrote:Ex Machina is honestly one of the [BEST] comics I've read dealing with the post 9/11 world.


Ex Machina is one of the best ANYTHINGs dealing with the post 9/11 world.


amen to that.

Speaking of which, while Vaughan may be running out of steam in Runaways, the just concluded "Smoke Smoke" run proves he's not running on creative vapors with Ex Machina.

Kremlin?!?! I can see it, and he's kinda set it up with previous issues. I guess his motivation is that he thinks Mitchell does more good as The Great Machine than as the Mayor of NY, but might there be some form of psychosis / transference with Pherson? Or is it just that being in close proximity to Mitchell changes people? Curious, as usual, to see where Vaughan goes with this.

Great ending this week. Vaughan is one of the finest writers of the political working today.

And Harris, as usual, kicks all sorts of ass.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:06 am
by Leckomaniac
The problem I am having is this:

In my mind I can't help but compare Ex Machina to DMZ from week to week. They aren't really similar concepts at all. One is a superhero book and the other is not. However, they both deal with New York and they both deal with political "What if's?"

And at the moment DMZ is better. But Ex Machina is gaining a whole heap of steam. Each arc is better than the last. I wish I could read one without automatically thinking of the other but at the moment I am incapable of doing that and it can, at times, get frustrating.

I can't really complain because there are two great books out there by two great young writers.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:45 am
by doglips
Yeah, it's great to be reading these two books at the moment. I feel spoiled.

DMZ is a great read, but it has yet to hit the same heights as Ex-Machina, IMO. A hard comparison to make at the moment though, DMZ needs another arc to see where Wood is going.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:54 pm
by doglips
Wow, Escapists 4 is fantastic, I'm loving the Max/Case/Escapist/Lunar Moth parallel storytelling. Alexander's interior art is beautiful. I'd say thats Vaughan's best script yet, lets hope the last 2 issues carry on in the same vein.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:58 pm
by Leckomaniac
thedoglippedone wrote:Wow, Escapists 4 is fantastic, I'm loving the Max/Case/Escapist/Lunar Moth parallel storytelling. Alexander's interior art is beautiful. I'd say thats Vaughan's best script yet, lets hope the last 2 issues carry on in the same vein.


Don't forget about Doctor Strange: The Oath #2 was released today! I gave it a mini-review in the New Comic Wednesday! thread.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:15 pm
by doglips
Yeah, saw it........I'll pick it up on Friday.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:03 pm
by DennisMM
Really enjoyed the conclusion of "Smoke Smoke" in Ex Machina, though I suppose I should have seen the denoument coming.

Through interlibrary loan today I ordered SEVEN BKV books: Runaways v.4-6, Y v.5-7 and, finally in a cooperating Colorado library, Pride of Baghdad. The last has a waiting list, but I'm on it!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:45 pm
by Leckomaniac
So have people here had any reaction to the last few issues of Y? I mean We are coming down to the end now and a lot of big reveals have been made. Any first impressions? Thoughts? Criticisms?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:47 pm
by doglips
I read Y in trades and have yet to read Kimono Dragons.....Can't wait.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:38 pm
by Leckomaniac
RUNAWAYS CHARACTER SKETCHES! Courtesy of New Joe Fridays.

Meet:

Lucy In The Sky

Princess Powerful

Victor

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:58 am
by doglips
They look great. Molly looks a little different facially.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:39 am
by Leckomaniac
thedoglippedone wrote:They look great. Molly looks a little different facially.


I noticed that as well.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:47 am
by doglips
I don't mind the change, but her cuteness is down in that sketch. That's a big part of her personality imo, but even if she changes visually, Molly's dialogue is her defining characteristic, something Joss is going to do brilliantly.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:48 am
by Ribbons
What about the sketches for that adorable dinosaur?! Where's she?!

[awkward silence]

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:54 am
by doglips
Stop reminding me about Gert.

[sob]

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:06 am
by Pacino86845
Hey, a bit of trivia for Brian K. Vaughan hearters...

I dunno how his last name is supposed to be pronounced, I always assumed it was like Vince Vaughn's last name. Regardless, on the inside cover of Pride of Baghdad, his name's written in Arabic... phonetically, it reads "Foh-gaan." The "F" is explainable since you don't usually get the letter "V" in the Arabic language (although a "V" character was created in modern Arabic in recent years, it's still uncommon).

In Iraqi-Arabic at least, "Fohg" means "up," so his last name in Arabic would translate to "Person who is up."

In conclusion, Brian K. Vaughan PWNTs all !!!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:07 am
by doglips
That's cool. I didn't even see his name in Arabic.

I forgot to ask, what didn't you like about those end credits? I think I can guess, but I'd like to know.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:41 am
by Pacino86845
thedoglippedone wrote:I forgot to ask, what didn't you like about those end credits? I think I can guess, but I'd like to know.


I think it was how thrown-in his thanks to the U.S. servicemen felt... it just seems that every time someone does something (movie/book/comic) that has anything to do with Iraq there's thanks to the army people. I guess I understand the sentiment, but maybe specific calling out of the particular people who were helpful would have felt more sincere. Also, I think I was cranky that day, and of course at the end of the book *SPOILERS* when the soldiers shoot the lions I was really pissed off at them, but I guess that just means the book works. :D

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:57 am
by doglips
Pacino86845 wrote:
thedoglippedone wrote:I forgot to ask, what didn't you like about those end credits? I think I can guess, but I'd like to know.


I think it was how thrown-in his thanks to the U.S. servicemen felt... it just seems that every time someone does something (movie/book/comic) that has anything to do with Iraq there's thanks to the army people. I guess I understand the sentiment, but maybe specific calling out of the particular people who were helpful would have felt more sincere. Also, I think I was cranky that day, and of course at the end of the book *SPOILERS* when the soldiers shoot the lions I was really pissed off at them, but I guess that just means the book works. :D


Yeah, I was really pissed at them too. So when I saw the credit thanking the servicemen, I thought it was a little strange seeing as Vaughan had just shown them as coldblooded killers. But they probably helped with getting the story straight. So like you say a dedicated thankyou to particular servicemen may have made more sense.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:22 pm
by doglips
EX MACHINA: INSIDE THE MACHINE VOL. 1

Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art and cover by Tony Harris

A “behind-the-scenesâ€

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:05 pm
by Leckomaniac
Check out a preview of the new Runaways issue.

RUNAWAYS GOODNESS

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:14 pm
by DennisMM
Harris just traces. So says Peven, and we know he's always right.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:13 pm
by The Garbage Man
Leckomaniac wrote:Check out a preview of the new Runaways issue.

RUNAWAYS GOODNESS


Nice.
Thanks, Lecko.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:48 am
by doglips
Just saw this over at the BKV forum.

According to this week's Wizard BKV and Brian Meltzer are doing arcs of the Buffy season 8 comic.


BKV doing Buffy? MW is going to go into meltdown.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:21 am
by Leckomaniac
thedoglippedone wrote:Just saw this over at the BKV forum.

According to this week's Wizard BKV and Brian Meltzer are doing arcs of the Buffy season 8 comic.


BKV doing Buffy? MW is going to go into meltdown.


YEAH! BKV is doing a 4 issue-arc according to his website. I am drooling over here. Way too much nerdy goodness.

And BKV joining the LOST writing staff?!?!?!? That is crazy news. It will be interesting to see how he translates to TV.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:40 am
by doglips
I'm looking forward to news of his next creator owned project, should come soon according to BKTV.

I reckon he will translate very well to TV, his dialogue should be the best that LOST will have seen.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:24 am
by burlivesleftnut
Unless the inanity of Lost swallows him whole. Then he will start writing comics that have lots of pointless flashbacks and he'd have like NO CLUE how he was supposed to end it.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:10 pm
by Colin
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:01 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
burlivesleftnut wrote:Then he will start writing comics that have lots of pointless flashbacks and he'd have like NO CLUE how he was supposed to end it.


most of the storylines of Y, especially issues 40-50, were pretty flashback heavy, and I didn't really dig 'em much. Yes, too Lost-ish, and while they actually gave us MEANINGFUL backstory, I thought they were kinda filler-ish.

but that could come down to the fact I just really want to see how all this is going to play out.

Loved, loved, loved issues 50-52 tho'. In some comics, I kinda want some of the main characters to bite it, and I was damn sure that 355 and/or Mann were going to die. Really, really pleased that he didn't off 'em, at least as of yet. I adore them too much to see them pass on.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:31 pm
by Leckomaniac
Some strange news:

BKV to write issue #7 of Wildstorm's MIDNIGHTER. It will be a special one-shot deal.

Very odd news indeed. But count me in.

Read the whole story here

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:37 pm
by doglips
I read this a few weeks ago on the BKV forum, he seems really excited about it - which probably means it's going to be a shit hot issue.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:42 pm
by Leckomaniac
thedoglippedone wrote:I read this a few weeks ago on the BKV forum, he seems really excited about it - which probably means it's going to be a shit hot issue.


Yeah the news seemed to be a few weeks old, but since I was without internet for a while it was all new to me.

I am especially excited to read this becuase it is quite a bit of a departure from what he usually writes. Considering the tone that Ennis has started with the series it will be interesting to see BKV write an all action comic about a rather dark character.

I am pretty jazzed.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:48 pm
by doglips
Well, from that article it seems like we are going to take an intrinsic look at Midnighter via the medium of violence and Vaughan one liners. I'm in.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:35 pm
by Lady Sheridan
I just finished Pride of Baghdad last night.

WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME IT WAS SO SAD?! :cry:

The ending caught me so off-guard that I didn't sit there and sniffle like We3. Very heartbreaking and disturbing.

I read it so fast that I'm not sure what to make of it yet. I really liked it though. I was looking for other reviews and didn't see any, I'd like to read some other takes on it.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:38 pm
by Ribbons
Lady Sheridan wrote:I was looking for other reviews and didn't see any, I'd like to read some other takes on it.


Ask, anna ye shall receive, eh?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:41 pm
by Lady Sheridan
Ribbons wrote:
Lady Sheridan wrote:I was looking for other reviews and didn't see any, I'd like to read some other takes on it.


Ask, anna ye shall receive, eh?


Dino? Why are you speaking through Ribbons? Did you die? :shock:

I'm sorry I missed it, but it serves me right for trying to post at work. :P

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:49 pm
by Ribbons
Lady Sheridan wrote:
Ribbons wrote:
Lady Sheridan wrote:I was looking for other reviews and didn't see any, I'd like to read some other takes on it.

Ask, anna ye shall receive, eh?

Dino? Why are you speaking through Ribbons? Did you die? :shock:


Nah, I'm just taking his notes for him while he eats lunch

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:52 pm
by burlivesleftnut
Lady Sheridan wrote:I just finished Pride of Baghdad last night.

WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME IT WAS SO SAD?! :cry:

The ending caught me so off-guard that I didn't sit there and sniffle like We3. Very heartbreaking and disturbing.

I read it so fast that I'm not sure what to make of it yet. I really liked it though. I was looking for other reviews and didn't see any, I'd like to read some other takes on it.


I figured it would end badly, but not so fucking abruptly. Sheesh. I could have used 5 or six more pages.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:41 pm
by Pacino86845
burlivesleftnut wrote:
Lady Sheridan wrote:I just finished Pride of Baghdad last night.

WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME IT WAS SO SAD?! :cry:

The ending caught me so off-guard that I didn't sit there and sniffle like We3. Very heartbreaking and disturbing.

I read it so fast that I'm not sure what to make of it yet. I really liked it though. I was looking for other reviews and didn't see any, I'd like to read some other takes on it.


I figured it would end badly, but not so fucking abruptly. Sheesh. I could have used 5 or six more pages.


Yeah, like at least a couple of games of patty-cake with the bear before they started going at each other!!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:01 pm
by Leckomaniac
LS some POB reviews can be found HERE and also in the Comic Book Review thread.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:06 pm
by Ribbons
Leckomaniac wrote:LS some POB reviews can be found HERE



Hey Lecko, come here for a sec...



little closer...








closer...








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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:32 pm
by Leckomaniac
Did I just get bitch slapped by Sly Stallone?