JSA Storytime: Howard the Duck

Jayden Baker
Jayden Baker

Good evening owls,

last issues

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https://twitter.com/Marini_Comics/status/918527988609798149
Samuel Myers
Samuel Myers

last night we saw Gerber take aim at a whole bunch of comics properties

Carter Wright
Carter Wright

Time for things to get disclaimer-y

Gavin Garcia
Gavin Garcia

Dr. Philip

Jayden Allen
Jayden Allen

that's the best Paraclete ever

Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller

Bill Gates is the Antichrist

Nicholas Baker
Nicholas Baker

So this all raises an interesting question about parody: is it stronger when it has a clear and specific target, or when it's drawing from a pool of examples of a type and not nailing any specific instance of that to the wall?

Adam Rogers
Adam Rogers

I really enjoyed this series.

I should dig it out and re-read it, since I missed the previous storytimes.

Isaiah Bennett
Isaiah Bennett

the best Ayn Rand joke in recent comics was Flintstones

John Mitchell
John Mitchell

Given the lack of quality in the x movie series, I'd say specific.

Jordan Bennett
Jordan Bennett

Including one of his own, apparently!

Luke Murphy
Luke Murphy

I see John Galt is still there.

Colton Sanchez
Colton Sanchez

that's some top-fucking-notch trolling right there, dude

Jacob Martinez
Jacob Martinez

AY OP SALISTE PUTO COMO LA ABUELA

Tyler Turner
Tyler Turner

Needs more holes, so he can petition for rocks the day a'fore All Saints.

Eli Foster
Eli Foster

no habla espanol

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen

Missed that last night?

Lucas film rights

The Bitter Side flows strong in Gerber.

Colton Brooks
Colton Brooks

Saint of Therapists

Chase Thompson
Chase Thompson

Freud was indeed cremated and interred in London

Benjamin Howard
Benjamin Howard

I ask again: Is it racist to make Oprah White?

Nathan Morales
Nathan Morales

Yes, but thankfully that shitlord Gerber is dead and rotting right now.

James King
James King

I think it's unusually cowardly/evasive of Gerber given how direct ol' Doctor Phil is there, IDK

Tyler Cruz
Tyler Cruz

So Storm by TNC and Jen Bertel is gonna be a mini right

Liam Kelly
Liam Kelly

If you're confused by the name, I know- I think I had originally intended to end it with "allows morons to buy things they don't get"

It really is top tier trolling.

Camden Gomez
Camden Gomez

S. Greber

all the books are specific parodies, as best I can tell

:D

Isaiah Howard
Isaiah Howard

Bring Me the Head of Myself would now be Crash Override.

Nathan Cook
Nathan Cook

I have that but I'm not sure if I'm gonna read it

Henry Jackson
Henry Jackson

1938

Jose White
Jose White

I do think it's a bit ridiculous that you can't smoke in Marvel comics any more

Love that you can't smoke in bars, tho

Jose Martinez
Jose Martinez

Insensitivity is also banned in current Marvel.

Levi Cook
Levi Cook

and we get PACMAN, alas

(perfectly angelic characters make awful novels)

Nicholas Gonzalez
Nicholas Gonzalez

whoops!

anyone ever asked Warren what he thought of this one?

Owen Sanchez
Owen Sanchez

https://twitter.com/Marini_Comics/status/918527988609798149

This is gonna be like White Knight where it's beautiful art and mediocre writing, isn't it.

Noah Baker
Noah Baker

No, because Eurocomics >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> most American drivel

Jonathan Bennett
Jonathan Bennett

Yeah, pretty much guaranteed

Alexander Watson
Alexander Watson

What you readin' owls?
I got the Bronze age Swamp Thing omni. Very cool. It is very much like Werewolf by Night in tone and structure. The art is lovely.

Mason Ramirez
Mason Ramirez

spread part 1

Aaron Howard
Aaron Howard

how are you owls today

I meant to do things today, alas

Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly

That's one thicc succubus.

Cooper Gomez
Cooper Gomez

There was a MAX version of Howard the Duck? This I gotta see.

Gavin Morgan
Gavin Morgan

How many times have we met God in Big Two comics, now?

six issue mini, should be in the archives

Anthony Cook
Anthony Cook

spider is in it
Nevermind the storytime, I'm hitting amazon RIGHT NOW.

Kayden Nguyen
Kayden Nguyen

This rant would work better coming from Black Iprah.

Connor Turner
Connor Turner

No shortage of white women who talk about how much they hate white men desu

Julian Richardson
Julian Richardson

I hope you enjoy it, good user

Aiden Lopez
Aiden Lopez

I liked it when Jack Kirby was God in Marvel, that one made some sense.

Nolan Robinson
Nolan Robinson

*tips fedora*

Hudson Reed
Hudson Reed

and there was the open-ended Ostrander Spectre answer

Colton Howard
Colton Howard

Creator's Rights
Howard the Duck created by Steve Gerber

This is going to get sanctimonious isn't it?

Adrian Scott
Adrian Scott

I hope I can pick that one up soon.

Not technically a comic, but started reading One Piece because I've been interested in seeing how the shonen manga genre compares to superheroes, and I read Dragon Ball when I was young already. It's pretty good but holy shit I could not imagine reading this weekly, it gives "decompressed" a new meaning.

Tyler Lopez
Tyler Lopez

Not quite, this is a Gerber who's finally made his peace with what happened.

Daniel White
Daniel White

if anyone has the right to be mad it's pretty much Gerber, given lawsuit/settlement

Anthony Cooper
Anthony Cooper

Sorry getber, but this is like conversations I had as a 19 year old undergrad.

Christopher Butler
Christopher Butler

now we're gonna get some philosophical Gerber

Anthony Murphy
Anthony Murphy

For comparison, Dragon Ball in its entirety is 42 volumes, while One Piece, which hasn't even finished yet, is 86 volumes. Shit's insane.

Elijah Sanchez
Elijah Sanchez

getting into One Piece now would be some refined masochism

John Watson
John Watson

so I think we're gonna read PARADAX on Saturday

Josiah Perez
Josiah Perez

I make no real distintion between manga and comics. I haven't read enough if the former, though.

Levi Wood
Levi Wood

Yay!

Me either desu, I'm doing some hard research on comics and manga is definitely included. Heck, some of my favorite cartoonists, like Brandon Graham, were heavily inspired by manga.

Isaac Rodriguez
Isaac Rodriguez

Reading comics is for cucks and losers, real chads read books.

Zachary Russell
Zachary Russell

that night someone linked BG to this thread

Owen Morales
Owen Morales

Grahm
I just got Earthwar in the same shipment as Swamp Thing. I like King City and Multiple Warheads best, though. KC has a shit ending, however.

Ethan Anderson
Ethan Anderson

And a single arc usually takes 2-3 volumes, which are each 10 chapters of 15-20 pages each. It's quite a different format and can turn into a slog if the arc is bad, but it also means it's actually a pretty speedy read. I've been able to read as many as three volumes in an afternoon.

I don't really either but they're both pretty self-contained as far as mediums go which is fascinating: Western comic artists are mostly influenced by Western comic artists and mangaka are mostly influenced by mangaka. It's only now starting to change with the internet making this stuff easily accessible to everyone, though by "now" I mean like the last decade or two.

You fools, you've summoned him!

Kayden King
Kayden King

not manga but I'd kill for another season of anime being Scanty and Kneesocks with Brief

Jaxon Thompson
Jaxon Thompson

What kind of research?

Jayden Morgan
Jayden Morgan

My favorite novel is Moby Dick, user, even Chads won't touch that shit.

Joshua Brooks
Joshua Brooks

so yeah, this is a meta take on ownership and cancellation

so far, not heading for a good old Giffen FUCK YOU, either!

John Rodriguez
John Rodriguez

how are you owls today

Bad, honestly.

Jaxson Lopez
Jaxson Lopez

For actually writing comics. I'm reading a lot of books too, both fiction and non-fiction

Landon Carter
Landon Carter

Hell looks like the US before anti-littering legislation- or Spain on Sunday morning.

Colton Taylor
Colton Taylor

Gene Simmons cameo

How highly ranked IS Gerber in the KISS Army?

Aaron Ortiz
Aaron Ortiz

Because real chads know Moby Dick is entry level shit.

Grayson Lee
Grayson Lee

Moby Dick you say!

Landon Torres
Landon Torres

Which books? I might be able to suggest some stuff.

Andrew Brooks
Andrew Brooks

I'm sorry to hear that, user.

I've started trying to go run when I feel truly like shit because at least then I'm suffering in reality

secret general, at least

I spent a summer in a large French city and got really good at dodging sidewalk dogshit

and you're totally right, Sunday morning walks (because nothing was open) were depressingly littered

Logan Perry
Logan Perry

One piece is insane. I'm at like vol 60 something and took a break

Luis Long
Luis Long

Yeah, I love it. I've been getting into Dickens lately, though. I finished Hard Times last week, Oliver Twist is my favorite out of the ones I've read, but I have enjoyed them all.

Noah Richardson
Noah Richardson

Not enough vineyards market themselves as the Blood of Christ.

Jace Moore
Jace Moore

Speaking of books I finished master of the senate after 4 months and now I'm reading short books

So damn good

Robert Roberts
Robert Roberts

Sunday's were bad, but the worst was after the World Cup. The entire town was covered in trash. I've never seen anything like it.

Wyatt Torres
Wyatt Torres

I took a break right after Punk Hazard, I need to read Dressrosa I already know what dead character comes back

Owen Scott
Owen Scott

Moses Moose

The hell was a moose doing in North Africa?

Isaiah Flores
Isaiah Flores

I already know what dead character comes back
Who?

Josiah Miller
Josiah Miller

there's a local brewery (okay, hill country) here where all the beers are Belgian styles and all have appropriate Latin names. god-tier.

if you like Dickens I think you'd like Emile Zola, The Ladies' Paradise is a wonderful novel

Joshua Perez
Joshua Perez

He just had to get in one last dig at Disney.

Hudson Nelson
Hudson Nelson

What you readin' owls?

Autumnlands vol. 2.

I likes it. It has a chipper doggo man as the main character's sidekick.

Nicholas Gutierrez
Nicholas Gutierrez

Sabo, Luffy and Ace's other brother

Elijah Moore
Elijah Moore

Come to think of it, another Dickens character was in The Unwritten, but it was more ambiguous (and that happened to be one of my favorite issues)

Julian Fisher
Julian Fisher

I buy that in singles but I am *super* behind, like issue 4 or something

Adrian White
Adrian White

Boo

Golf Clap.

Hunter Campbell
Hunter Campbell

Farewell, Howard....

thanks for reading

back Saturday for PARADAX

Charles Hill
Charles Hill

Thanks OP

The Thinker is doing his best Metron impression in Flash this season

Luis Howard
Luis Howard

Sometimes a cigar is only a cigar
But sometimes it's a lethal weapon

Steve's still got it.

Austin Thompson
Austin Thompson

whoops, forgot image

Levi Scott
Levi Scott

I started the Zola Rougue/Marquet stuff and the second fucking book hasn't got an updated translation

Chase Wilson
Chase Wilson

though by "now" I mean like the last decade or two.

Nah, there've been Japanimation influenced dudes since the 80s- Adam Warren, Joe Mad, to a certain extent Chris Bachalo...

Christian Barnes
Christian Barnes

Looks like a borg

Xavier Rivera
Xavier Rivera

The craziest thing to me about One Piece is that unlike basically every other long Shonen series of that type, it hasn't accomplished it's original story arc and devolved into "And then a new Strongest Guy to fight"

Like, yeah, they ARE still climbing a ladder of strong dudes, but the central plot has largely stayed on track and just very slowly progressed towards Raftel.

Blake Sanchez
Blake Sanchez

This reads like a Chris Chan comic desu senpai

Elijah Wilson
Elijah Wilson

Gerber remembered Phooey

DEEPEST LORE

Ayden Sanchez
Ayden Sanchez

i think that's why i keep working at it. I gave up on Dragonball a few books into Z

Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson

Bump MAX

Luke Flores
Luke Flores

Cause One Piece is just about a bunch of friends ,who are closer than family, visiting strange locations and meeting the people there. That's the appeal of the series and why it works for so long.

Also their climbing ladder of villains doesn't come off as awful because they've yet to defeat a character defined as " strongest dude ever" like every DB villain from Frieza onward. Will be interesting so see how Kaido is handled since he is the " strongest dude ever" of that universe.

Z drops the ball hard on memorable villains outside of Vegetta, The Ginyu Force, and Majin Buu.

Ethan James
Ethan James

Will be interesting so see how Kaido is handled since he is the " strongest dude ever" of that universe.

I honestly feel like Blackbeard will have become "the strongest dude" quietly in the background by the time they hit Kaido.

Also, the final confrontation is clearly going to be against the Marines/World Government, so it's a ragtag band of pirates vs. the UN Black Helicopters that actually exist in this universe.

Gavin Ortiz
Gavin Ortiz

Oh and another thing- Oda counters the Dragonball syndrome of villains that are "the last guy, but even stronger" by actually seeding characters and factions years in advance. It was I think more than a decade from Doflamingo's introduction at the end of Alabasta to the point where they actually fight him.
Big Mom was introduced, conceptually, as one of the Four Emperors and on the same tier as Shanks and Whitebeard, years before they ran into her.
The Marine Admirals will be a recurring thing probably until the end of the series.

Very little comes out of nowhere just in time to fight it.

Charles Bailey
Charles Bailey

OP is one of if not the longest running manga ever IIRC.

Juan White
Juan White

vol 58 where i am

maybe halfway though the series, whew.

Brayden Foster
Brayden Foster

It's having a good run, yeah, but it's still only 20 years old.

There are older- KochiKome ran 40 years, Hajime no Ippo's been running since 1989, Doraemon ran 27 years.

Hudson Rivera
Hudson Rivera

You have it on the other side too. Like you very recently have outright superhero stuff, but like look at Atsushi Kaneko's art. Your founding fathers of manga way back were inspired by Western comics, and Tezuka famously has that Disney inspiration too.

If you expand it beyond just comics there's tons there: Sailor Moon takes some visuals from perfume and fashion ads, movie posters. Moto Hagio likes to reference major Western works of art. There are differences in process, culture and industry which mean different products but I don't think you can say it's a vacuum on either side.

Cooper Gonzalez
Cooper Gonzalez

Sentai is probably closer.

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