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Old 05-18-2017, 10:13 AM
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I didn't know I wanted a Swamp Thing / Batman buddy cop comedy series.

Thanks to Tom King, now I know.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:11 AM
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I didn't know I wanted a Swamp Thing / Batman buddy cop comedy series.

Thanks to Tom King, now I know.
Yeah, I just read it and The Brave and The Mold is everything I want in a Batman comic.

Also I hope Kite-Man (Hell Yeah) continues to be a thing in Tom King's Batman run.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:34 PM
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Kite Man will have a miniseries of his own by the end of the year, Mark my words.
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Read Enemy Ace: War Idyll. A good war comic, but I feel like I've felt all of these story beats before. I guess I feel a little bad about that since George Pratt clearly felt very strongly about the subject matter and worked on the book for three years. It has the murky look that one (or at least me) associates with painted comics of the 80's and early 90's which looks good but is a bit difficult to actually read as sequential art in some pages. Talking scenes work but action scenes, while looking good as skilled images, don't read as easily as I'd like.



And it is good, but as a "horrors of war" comic story, it doesn't feel particularly fresh, vibrant or as shocking/unsettling as I'd like.

I did like the philosophy of the title character and the idea that this character sees his enemies as being as human as his allies but just does his job (and he's also aware of the relative remove he has in killing compared to those fighting in the mud).




Speaking of well researched and technically well-done comics that didn't do too much for me, I also picked up an Age of Reptiles volume for cheap. It's very well drawn and laid out but... I guess I just am not that interested in what these dinosaurs are up to. Pretty art, though. I also really liked the way it was laid out. But I just wasn't too invested in the events of the comics (a predator dinosaur with a fin on his back eats some prey and finds and protects his mate).
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