Posts Tagged ‘Marvel’

The Pull List: 1/30/08

January 30, 2008

There is a lot of crap that hit the stands today.  Unfortunately, many comic readers will pick up most of it, and, as usual, miss the stuff that was really good.  There wasn’t much worth getting in today’s batch of comics, but there was one that is an absolute can’t miss.  Y The Last Man #60

Y 60Despite being late, the final issue of one of the very best comics in many years delivers all one could hope for.  I will admit, I was just as sad as I was excited to finally read the issue; over the years only a handful of comics have made me anticipate the next issue in the same way Y The Last Man did, such as The Preacher, or The Sandman, to name a few (and there isn’t many more on that list).  I remember reading an interview a few years ago in which Brian K. Vaughn (writer) said he already knew what the last panel on the last page of this issue would be, and now having seen it, I have to say that his execution from issue #1 to now has been masterful. 


The Thrill Is Gone

December 27, 2007

Well, its official: Marvel and DC have managed to ruin the really superb revival of mainstream comics that began a decade or so ago.  Following the “success” of the “best-selling graphic novel” about Superman’s death – and yes, those quotes should be read with much sarcasm, as they are self-given titles DC  uses to describe their marketing ploy that ended up being the economic nail-in-the-coffin for comic shops all over the U.S. and elsewhere (and if you don’t believe me, ask any comic shop owner how many times a week they get calls from people trying to sell their worthless Death of Superman comics, thinking they are valuable “collectables” as described on QVC and elsewhere when they bought them) – mainstream comics went dead, in terms of creative and economic viability.