Deebaser, commenting on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, wrote:
When he dies, I hope they write "Worst Affirmative Action Hire, EVER" on his grave. His corpse should be trolled.
wwtMask wrote: »
Just reminding everyone that the June round of the challenge is around the corner, so please let me know if you're in and what book(s) you're planning to pick up. Also, this time around we're going to do things slightly differently. If you currently buy one or more non-DC/Marvel/licensed property titles in singles or trades, let me know what they are.
Anyway, this month I'm down for two titles: Barack the Barbarian (DDP) and Drafted: One Hundred Days. My ongoing titles are The Unwritten, Atomic Robo: Shadow From Beyond Time, Incognito, and Irredeemable.
Comic Book Resources wrote:
"Youâ€™re going to meet a big mixture of characters, and all of them have a very different and distinct relationship with food. Tonyâ€™s abrasive partner John Colby is a nonstop caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, sugar and junk food fiend, and will eat just about any crap he gets near, much to his partnerâ€™s dismayâ€”because Tonyâ€™s can tell you exactly whatâ€™s in that 7-11 hot dog or the old pot of three-day old coffee. Tonyâ€™s brother is a TV celebrity chef, and a very vocal critic of the governmentâ€™s Poultry Prohibition, and he has no great love for Tony, so they butt heads a lot."
But not every character in the book will arrive only to torture Tony as everyday adversaries. A few key allies emerge early in the story as well. "When Tony joins up with the Feds in the first story arc of 'Chew,' he meets a mentor figure in Mason Savoy, who also has the power of Cibopathy,â€ Layman revealed. â€œMason has been doing the job for a while, and doesnâ€™t have the same resistance to it that Tony does.
"And of course there is the love interest. Her name is Amelia Mintz. She is newspaper food critic, and a Saboscrivner, which means she writes about food so accurately, so vividly and with such detail, you can actually taste the food as you read her reviews. Unfortunately, sheâ€™s pretty down on the culinary world every since the institution of Prohibition, so she only reviews restaurants that get 'D' health ratings or worse. One of Tonyâ€™s first assignments is to bring her in after half the city reads her latest restaurant review and gets food poisoning â€“ and sets off an epidemic of projectile vomiting!
Servo wrote: »
while that's a pretty interesting idea, it really sounds like it could get up its own ass with having every character intimately involved with food in some way.
wwtMask wrote: »
Just finished reading The Unwritten #2, and it was great. You all should be reading this book.
DouglasDanger wrote: »
More people should read Won Ton Soup and King City.
Incognito is good. It is one of my favorite comics as of late.
Munch wrote: »
While it's on my mind, has anyone read David Mazzuchelli's Asterios Polyp? I've been meaning to make a thread about it forever, but I'm waiting until I have the time to do it right. For those who have never heard of it, or who have been meaning to buy it, let me just impress upon you that it is one of the single greatest comics I've ever read. The art is fucking amazing, the writing is incredible, the lettering is fantastic, the characters are likable without always being sympathetic, the plot is engrossing as all Hell, and the thing is laden with so much subtext and thematic imagery that you'll be turning it over in your head for days. And it's not even the least bit pretentious.
I'm serious when I say that, if you consider yourself a fan of the comic book medium, you must read Asterios Polyp. Here's a review that may help sell you on the book.
Lucascraft wrote: »
Has anyone else been reading Matt Fraction's "Casanova"? I've gotten the first 4 issues, and I have enjoyed each story on its own. Its got some crazy ideas. But I also have no idea what the hell this story is about. Like seriously. This story is on drugs. I think Matt Fraction is on drugs.
Here's a synopsis with a few minor spoilers. I honestly can't spoil anything big because as I'm reading it, I rarely have any idea what I'm reading. But I like it.So Casanova Quinn is what you might call an "anti-hero." He's not really a good guy, but he's definitely not the bad guy. He's a professional at something. However, I'm not really sure at what.
There's one issue where some guy who is a David Blaine knockoff decides to achieve ultimate Zen Buddha state godhood or something as a publicity stunt. Casanova has to kidnap him. Or something.
There's another issue with a tribe of indigenous people living on an island who pretend to be super low tech and savage, but really they are like mega high tech and way ahead of the rest of the world.
The general plot, as best as I can tell, is that Casanova gets kidnapped from his timeline and transported to an alternate timeline. In his real timeline, his sister is dead, but in the other one where he ends up, she's alive. She died in his timeline because she was investigating the rift in the time/space continuum or something?...
Its all pretty crazy, and like I say, I honestly have no idea what its about. But some of the crazy stuff that Fraction has come up with in this series has been highly entertaining.