Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sigh, comixxxxx (updated)

Update: I just got the first issue of Leaving Megapolis. It seems fresh and promising. Superheroes gone balls-out homicidal psychotic. I only remember Alan Moore doing something like it, in a MiracleMan story. 
But warning: I've been reading comix for 45 years, and this is the most graphically violent one I've ever seen. It makes Frank Miller's Hard Boiled look like a Disney comic. 


Like I guess I've said, I can't really figure out... until some years ago, I bought comix every week. Loved the stuff. So now and then, now digitally, I try again. I log in with Comixology app, I buy a couple things that seem interesting, and I read around a bit... and it just doesn't hold my interest. Odd.

It's not that I haven't given it the good ol' college try (whatever that is), I just looked at my purchased list, and I've bought 69 series just by fishing a bit like that. That's not 69 issues, that is sixty-nine series! (Often only a couple issues per series, okay.) 
How things add up when you don't have a growing physical stack of unread comic books to remind you. Like I used to have on my bedstand for a long while. Then I realized I wasn't reading them, and moved them to the top drawer. Later I realized I still wasn't reading them, and moved them to the closet.
Maybe it's cause the good for-adults authors are not there anymore, like Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore? That would seem like a good bet, but I don't get very far re-reading my old favorites either. Guess I've changed. 

Awsome Simon Bisley cover to the
weird and wonderful Grant Morrison
Doom Patrol. 

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Eolake Stobblehouse said...

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