Arion wrote:I'm interested in that Batman A Death in the Family new edition. What kind of paper does it have? Any bonus material?
Avengers: The Children's Crusade is the best title I've read in 2012. Love it, love it, love it. Of course, I've always been a huge Wiccan & Hulkling fan.
The clone saga, oh dear, just tell me you are not masochistic where it really counts (in the bedroom).
1. DITF includes 'A Lonely Place of Dying' on glossy stock (ie., the kind in recent editions of The Long Halloween or your average weekly comic, for reference), a foreword by Denny O'Neill and an interword (between DITF and LPOD) by Marv Wolfman. The Wolfman one, AFAIK, is new to this collection and is very cool. He's very much in love with the work he did on Titans and Tim Drake. Makes me miss my Post-Crisis, pre-Infinite Crisis comic reading youth.
2.Children's Crusade is also very good, but I have issues with the way they treated Doom. Mostly his taking credit for Wanda's breakdown and by extension the whole of Avenges Disassembled. Considering how he was, y'know, in a different dimension at the time (a direct result of stuff that had happened during Mark Waid's tenure on Fantastic Four), it seemed unlikely. So I chalked it up to a Doombot's delirium, completely losing his shit at being bested by some homo and his shapeshifter BF
3. No, to answer your question. Just a sadist. And I really really enjoy Norman Osborn, which is the prime mover behind 11 (eleven!) volumes at 39.99 a pop. The only thing is I had to wait through 6 volumes of the Ben Reilly shit alone just to get to him. Add another five previously for the Clone Saga proper. I'm told that the Clone Saga is a Marvel response to DC's events at the time, a way to compete with them--Death and Return of Superman, Knightfall--but I guess I don't see it. Despite the flagship status as Marvel's biggest moneymaker, and his centrality to the whole universe I guess I never thought of Spider-Man as an event comic. So Marvel, in a way, has spent 20 years proving me wrong. And yet I'm not complaining. I've come to view my comic collecting as a kind of archeology: as I turn more and more towards older collections (70s, Essentials, Showcase Presents, Masterworks) it all becomes an effort and reconstructing lost civilisations of nerddom--and piecing together how writers and Editorial saw readers in those days and the sensibilities they had and were trying to pass on to the reader. Very interesting stuff actually. Maybe I should blog it??