- Yucca Valley, CA, USA
- member since February 4, 2008
Let me know if you like Fables!
I really like the current incarnation of Catwoman (Gotham City Sirens) is quite fun, actually, so I'm glad she won't be profaned again on film.
Luke had a demo of Arkham, I think... is it good? And on the Batman subject - I recently read The Return of Bruce Wayne. Ahhhh! It read like a JLA novel! Nowhere near as dark as the 'death' arc, and seemed an excuse to put Batman in different outfits. I was so disappointed. I'm coming to realize that while I adore Batman, the main comic isn't usually to my taste unless someone really spectacular is writing it. The side mini-series are more fun - they don't have to abide by canon as much, and are often darker.
Fables is by Bill Willingham. There are at least 10 collected volumes, and I consider it my favorite (large-scale) ongoing. Superb storytelling!
oooh, I didn't know Catwoman was going to be in it! I hope it's someone good enough to wipe the memory of Halle Berry profaning the role. I'm really interested in how they'll do Bane - lots of potential. Yum.
yup, and I read it today! Sorry, I just don't know how to respond in-system to a book recommendation. I loved it; the new takes on old character styles (killer croc, harley) really added a level of reality to it. even though it's technically a superhero book. and not using joker as the narrator was great! for another twisted take (if you haven't already read it), the re-re-re-boot of batman done by Frank Miller (there's only 5-8 issues, i think) is mind-blowing. breathtakingly twisted and disturbing.
Yeah, Luke actually used to have the collected editions; he's a big Hellblazer fan. I loved his Hellblazer run - great storytelling (I abhorred the Garth Ennis run. Ick.). He also did an Xmen run that was delectably twisted and disturbing. I don't usually read much mainstream (aside from select Batman), but I make an exception for Ellis. He manages to make his storytelling show through the parameters set by the rules of the mainstream heroes.
I really really need to get caught up on Freakangels... And on that subject, if you haven't already read it, the actual 'Red' is a lot of fun (by fun i mean massively violent), and Two-Step is supposed to be more along the lines of Nextwave. Less disturbing and more warped. I adore Ellis' stuff.