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    Quote Quoting Dead & Messed Up (view post)
    Read the first TPB of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and it was a fun, fleet time. Alan Moore kickin back with a soda pop instead of leaning forward with coffee.
    The second one is more of the same, Victorian blockbuster fun. Starting with The Black Dossier he goes crazy with the references and the idea of a Wold Newton continuity and it gets really weird. Good, but weird.

    I think the series about Nemo's daughter recovers that feeling of having a fun, fleet time.

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    Why is Batman Day celebrated today, if the first appearance of Batman was in May 1939?

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    The Complete Calvin and Hobbes: Finally finished this huge chunk of gem after about three months of reading a few pages of it before bed. I first came across some of Calvin & Hobbes small collection books from my USA host brother’s shelf exactly 10 years ago. Though incomplete, it instantly shot up to become my favorite comic strip then. And reading them all in full now, chronologically, only strengthens my love all the more. Kind of worrying how much I feel more with the side of parents and babysitter this time around though, and I'm not even 30 yet, lol.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Dunno where to put this so I'll put it here:

    https://tv.avclub.com/it-s-fun-playi...ave-1836637109

    ^ A review of Amazon's "The Boys," about a corporate run world with corruptible superheroes.

    It's an okay review (I think her mention of Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" is wildly off the mark). But as with most old Gawker sites, the best stuff is in the comments:

    https://tv.avclub.com/1836730383

    ^ This is a terrific analysis of one aspect of Alan Moore's "Watchmen," and one of the best examples of good criticism at a small scale that I've seen in ages.

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    Warren Ellis tells a little story about Kevin Smith: https://warrenellis.ltd/jot/my-kevin-smith-story/

    Short read & worth it is you like either of them.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Warren Ellis tells a little story about Kevin Smith: https://warrenellis.ltd/jot/my-kevin-smith-story/

    Short read & worth it is you like either of them.
    I love it.

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