Thursday, March 31, 2005

Off Topic

This is somewhat of a golden age for comic books. It has been quite some time since I've found so many excellent comics being published. I don't like books, of any type, with too much sex or violence. Sin City and Pulp Fiction are not my cup of tea, no matter how much the critics may like them. Unfortunately, too many in the comic industry and entertainment industry in general, think adult means sex and violence. Oh well, there are some excellent exceptions to the trend and more than in the recent past.
  1. Astonishing X-Men. Wonderful writing and art. Sometimes whole pages without any word balloons, the art is enough and the writer is not so fat-headed that he thinks he should have text in every panel. Has me reading the X-Men for the first time in 20 years.
  2. Soulfire. Beautiful art and an interesting story. A mix of science fiction and fantasy, no guys in tights.
  3. Other World. Again great art and a story that looks intriguing. This time science fiction and mythology mixed. Some interesting characters.
In the recent past there has been the Supergirl issues in Superman/Batman and Fathom: Dawn of War, that might still be on shelves in your local shop. A good time to be reading comics.

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