Good evening owls,
Good evening owls,
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last night we saw Gerber take aim at a whole bunch of comics properties
Time for things to get disclaimer-y
that's the best Paraclete ever
Bill Gates is the Antichrist
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?
I really enjoyed this series.
I should dig it out and re-read it, since I missed the previous storytimes.
the best Ayn Rand joke in recent comics was Flintstones
Given the lack of quality in the x movie series, I'd say specific.
Including one of his own, apparently!
I see John Galt is still there.
that's some top-fucking-notch trolling right there, dude
AY OP SALISTE PUTO COMO LA ABUELA
Needs more holes, so he can petition for rocks the day a'fore All Saints.
no habla espanol
Missed that last night?
Lucas film rights
The Bitter Side flows strong in Gerber.
Saint of Therapists
Freud was indeed cremated and interred in London
I ask again: Is it racist to make Oprah White?
Yes, but thankfully that shitlord Gerber is dead and rotting right now.
I think it's unusually cowardly/evasive of Gerber given how direct ol' Doctor Phil is there, IDK
So Storm by TNC and Jen Bertel is gonna be a mini right
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.
all the books are specific parodies, as best I can tell
Bring Me the Head of Myself would now be Crash Override.
I have that but I'm not sure if I'm gonna read it
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
Insensitivity is also banned in current Marvel.
and we get PACMAN, alas
(perfectly angelic characters make awful novels)
anyone ever asked Warren what he thought of this one?
This is gonna be like White Knight where it's beautiful art and mediocre writing, isn't it.
No, because Eurocomics >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> most American drivel
Yeah, pretty much guaranteed
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.
spread part 1
how are you owls today
I meant to do things today, alas
That's one thicc succubus.
There was a MAX version of Howard the Duck? This I gotta see.
How many times have we met God in Big Two comics, now?
six issue mini, should be in the archives
spider is in it
Nevermind the storytime, I'm hitting amazon RIGHT NOW.
This rant would work better coming from Black Iprah.
No shortage of white women who talk about how much they hate white men desu
I hope you enjoy it, good user
I liked it when Jack Kirby was God in Marvel, that one made some sense.
and there was the open-ended Ostrander Spectre answer
Howard the Duck created by Steve Gerber
This is going to get sanctimonious isn't it?
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.
Not quite, this is a Gerber who's finally made his peace with what happened.
if anyone has the right to be mad it's pretty much Gerber, given lawsuit/settlement
Sorry getber, but this is like conversations I had as a 19 year old undergrad.
now we're gonna get some philosophical Gerber
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.
getting into One Piece now would be some refined masochism
so I think we're gonna read PARADAX on Saturday
I make no real distintion between manga and comics. I haven't read enough if the former, though.
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.
Reading comics is for cucks and losers, real chads read books.
that night someone linked BG to this thread
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.
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!
not manga but I'd kill for another season of anime being Scanty and Kneesocks with Brief
What kind of research?
My favorite novel is Moby Dick, user, even Chads won't touch that shit.
so yeah, this is a meta take on ownership and cancellation
so far, not heading for a good old Giffen FUCK YOU, either!
how are you owls today
For actually writing comics. I'm reading a lot of books too, both fiction and non-fiction
Hell looks like the US before anti-littering legislation- or Spain on Sunday morning.
Gene Simmons cameo
How highly ranked IS Gerber in the KISS Army?
Because real chads know Moby Dick is entry level shit.
Moby Dick you say!
Which books? I might be able to suggest some stuff.
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
One piece is insane. I'm at like vol 60 something and took a break
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.
Not enough vineyards market themselves as the Blood of Christ.
Speaking of books I finished master of the senate after 4 months and now I'm reading short books
So damn good
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.
I took a break right after Punk Hazard, I need to read Dressrosa
I already know what dead character comes back
The hell was a moose doing in North Africa?
I already know what dead character comes back Who?
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
He just had to get in one last dig at Disney.
What you readin' owls?
Autumnlands vol. 2.
I likes it. It has a chipper doggo man as the main character's sidekick.
Sabo, Luffy and Ace's other brother
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)
I buy that in singles but I am *super* behind, like issue 4 or something
thanks for reading
back Saturday for PARADAX
The Thinker is doing his best Metron impression in Flash this season
Sometimes a cigar is only a cigar
But sometimes it's a lethal weapon
Steve's still got it.
whoops, forgot image
I started the Zola Rougue/Marquet stuff and the second fucking book hasn't got an updated translation
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...
Looks like a borg
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.
This reads like a Chris Chan comic desu senpai
Gerber remembered Phooey
i think that's why i keep working at it. I gave up on Dragonball a few books into Z
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.
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.
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.
OP is one of if not the longest running manga ever IIRC.
vol 58 where i am
maybe halfway though the series, whew.
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.
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.
Sentai is probably closer.
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