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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:27 pm
by DennisMM
What about: Stuart Immomen eats worms?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:28 pm
by Chief Redcock
I like the work Warren Ellis did on those Marvel books (Punisher and some others). Of course, it's been about a billion years since I've read a comic book, so my memory might be a little hazy...

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:35 pm
by Adam Balm
Yes, Warren Ellis on Punisher. I like that when that happened. Also, Geoff Johns had a great run on Starman. :roll:

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:38 pm
by Seppuku
Edit: thanks Chief---blind leading the blind---

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:42 pm
by DennisMM
I think you mean Garth Ennis, Chief. It's an easy mistake to make off the top of your head.

Adam, that will be funnier than shit until Jack Knight shows up.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:03 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
DennisMM wrote:I think you mean Garth Ennis, Chief. It's an easy mistake to make off the top of your head.

Adam, that will be funnier than shit until Jack Knight shows up.


the medicine goes down much smoother with an emoticon :wink:.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:51 pm
by buster00
My two cents? I didn't buy NextWave #1 because it looked lame. LAME.

And I LIKE Warren Ellis.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:10 pm
by DennisMM
Chief? If you haven't read Planetary you don't know jack shit about comics and life.

(ya'll see the geek cred thread)

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:11 pm
by burlivesleftnut
DennisMM wrote:Chief? If you haven't read Planetary you don't know jack shit about comics and life.

(ya'll see the geek cred thread)


Just avoid any Planetary crossovers into regular DCU... they suck beyond compare.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:36 pm
by DennisMM
I dislike most of that sort of thing. Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth was cool because of the use of the bleed and such to show us a variety of Batmen. The JLA book was dull, dull, dull.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:14 am
by burlivesleftnut
What I didn't get about the JLA book was why the fuck the Planetary guys were so EEEEvil. Oh and I hated the Batman book. If you are going to have a Batman crossover, then just do it. Please leave Adam West out of it. Poor guy.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:19 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
burlivesleftnut wrote:What I didn't get about the JLA book was why the fuck the Planetary guys were so EEEEvil. Oh and I hated the Batman book. If you are going to have a Batman crossover, then just do it. Please leave Adam West out of it. Poor guy.


I'm gonna floss your ass crack with razor wire if you ever speak badly 'bout Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth again, you cum gurgling cockfag.

Any work that encapsulates the multi-faceted legacy of a pop-cultural icon that has gone through more career makeovers than Madonna, The Beatles, Jesus and Satan combined (hyperbole, natch), does it all firmly in it's own "rules", with a wry sense of humor about the whole shebang but yet still manages to wring emotional pathos out of said enduring pop-cultural icon deserves more than a "Please leave Adam West out of it" snide snarkasm, you swine. Besides, the Adam West incarnation got the best of Jakita...JAKITA!!!...then led directly to the wonderful image of Elijah turning, thinking he was gonna face that doofy do-gooder, only to find what I can only guess to be Miller's (?..little help with that one Dennis) gigantic snarling version.

Jeebus, I need a life...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:41 am
by burlivesleftnut
Come on dude. The team up consisted of them running into Batman in an alley and ended with them about half a block away. Dumb.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:46 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
yeah, "Crime Alley", in a city designed by "masons on opium, exacerbated by absinthe-fiend local architects".

you're dead to me.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:49 am
by Leckomaniac
things are getting heated in this here forum. That is more like it, the Zone seemed a little too friendly for me.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:17 pm
by DennisMM
keepcoolbutcare wrote:Any work that encapsulates the multi-faceted legacy of a pop-cultural icon that has gone through more career makeovers than Madonna, The Beatles, Jesus and Satan combined (hyperbole, natch), does it all firmly in it's own "rules", with a wry sense of humor about the whole shebang but yet still manages to wring emotional pathos out of said enduring pop-cultural icon deserves more than a "Please leave Adam West out of it" snide snarkasm, you swine. Besides, the Adam West incarnation got the best of Jakita...JAKITA!!!...then led directly to the wonderful image of Elijah turning, thinking he was gonna face that doofy do-gooder, only to find what I can only guess to be Miller's (?..little help with that one Dennis) gigantic snarling version.


Yes, it was the Dark Knight Batman. I can't say in which order, but we saw a generic Modern Batman, the Dark Knight, Adam West, Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams period (the stick-fighting), early 1940s and the future. I think there was one more, but I just can't remember and I'm at work, so I can't check the comic. The entire enterprise was an excuse for Ellis to play with the many versions of the character over the last 67 years. I rather missed the 1950s somewhat silly, square-jawed Batman.

Planetary/JLA was a waste of time. It wasn't even drawn by Cassady.

Re: Stuart Immonen and Warren Ellis touch dinks

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:44 am
by Pacino86845

Re: Stuart Immonen and Warren Ellis touch dinks

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:06 pm
by Ribbons
Hey, he quoted one of my posts! What an honor!

Re: Stuart Immonen and Warren Ellis touch dinks

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:23 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
This is fantastic. I wonder if Teh Balm has any idea? Or..y'know....is still alive?

Re: Stuart Immonen and Warren Ellis touch dinks

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:06 pm
by Pacino86845

Re: Stuart Immonen and Warren Ellis touch dinks

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:57 pm
by Ribbons
Lord Voldemoo wrote:This is fantastic. I wonder if Teh Balm has any idea? Or..y'know....is still alive?


He's still around! He wrote a review for AICN just a couple months ago (I tried getting his attention in the TalkBack section, but he didn't reply :( )

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/47290

As for whether he's aware of the Twitter shenanigans, I don't know. It might be better if he hasn't heard...

Re: Stuart Immonen and Warren Ellis touch dinks

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:56 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Ribbons wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:This is fantastic. I wonder if Teh Balm has any idea? Or..y'know....is still alive?


He's still around! He wrote a review for AICN just a couple months ago (I tried getting his attention in the TalkBack section, but he didn't reply :( )

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/47290

As for whether he's aware of the Twitter shenanigans, I don't know. It might be better if he hasn't heard...


wouldn't it be weird if one of US were Adam Balm and nobody else knew it??

I'm going to assume Ribbons is Adam until proven otherwise.

Re: Nextwave Review Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:45 pm
by Leckomaniac
Whoa!

We hit the big time! Welcome comics book creators!

Seriously, I wonder how he stumbled upon this?

EDIT: So what post did he take issue with? Was it T3h Balms? Because seriously the whole Twitter comic book verse is up in arms over this!

Re: Nextwave Review Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:33 pm
by Ribbons
I actually got this (Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.) as a TPB for Christmas, and finally started reading it today. Although I have to admit I was looking forward to it a lot more before I knew that the artist was a douche who hated our guts, I like what I see so far.

"I've been the leader of H.A.T.E. since before any of you were born! Except you. You look kind of old."

Re: Nextwave Review Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:18 pm
by Ribbons
This series was AWESOME. Everything about it is so much fun, including the letters section. The story and art are both cartoony, yes, and there's really no character development to speak of (except for maybe Dirk Anger, who goes from a se1lout on the verge of a nervous breakdown to a suicidal zombie), but the zany anarchy on every panel is infectious. I can see being underwhelmed if you picked up a random issue, since it is somewhat light; as Ellis himself states in his pitch to Marvel, no story arc is designed to last for more than 2 issues. However, if you ever get your hands on the TPB, I guarantee you'll go through it in a matter of days. Oh, and "The Captain" has the best origin of all-time. Anyway, all you fleshy ones who have yet to read Nextwave totally should. I could copy-and-paste the pages I thought were hilarious for days, but I'll stick with one (or two):

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Re: Nextwave Review Thread

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:55 pm
by Pacino86845
I just ordered this based on your fervent recommendation Ribbs, so it had better be good! :)

P.S. Stuart Immonen is a dick!

Re: Nextwave Review Thread

PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:00 am
by Ribbons
I didn't think anybody actually read my posts. :shock:

Re: Nextwave Review Thread

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:45 pm
by DennisMM
I thought it was fun, but I got it from the library and so didn't have to pay for it. I wouldn't have bought it, having purchased the first issue and been underwhelmed. Ellis does a certain amount of silly well, but his comedy leaves me mostly cool. Hope you enjoy it, Pacino.

Re: Nextwave Review Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:31 pm
by Leckomaniac
So guess who is coming to my local comic book shop for a signing in May?

That is right, Stuart Immonen. I am going to bring up the Zone. I'll let you all know how it goes.

Re: Nextwave Review Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:58 pm
by Ribbons
If he stabs you, we'll avenge your death!

Re: Nextwave Review Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:28 pm
by Pacino86845
Finished this recently. Overall it was a nice diversion, but I guess I share Dennis's opinion in the end.

I sort of smiled at a couple of the gags, but some of the humor was a bit too silly and missed the mark.

But the artwork was kind of crappy... yeah Stuart Immonen was intentionally going for a cartoony look, but he did a bad job of it.

So you can tell that to Stuart Immonen as well, Lecko.

Warren Ellis... yay or a the nay? [W/ POLL!!]

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:56 am
by TheButcher
Nextwave Is A Bloody Brilliant Comic Book That Everyone Should Read
James Whitbrook wrote:While researching my article on Monica Rambeau’s unfortunate history, I naturally re-read one of her standout series: Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s Nextwave: Agents of HATE. It’s a comic I already held dear to my heart, but it re-affirmed what I previously thought: It’s the most joyful comic Marvel have ever released.



The Unfortunate and Obscure History of Monica Rambeau, the First Female Captain Marvel
James Whitbrook wrote:As Carol Danvers rides high in the comics as Captain Marvel, it’s hard to remember that she wasn’t the first woman to take on the mantle: back in 1982, Monica Rambeau became that woman. If you haven’t heard of her, though, there’s a reason. Here’s the sad story of the Captain Marvel comics forgot.