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 Posted:   Dec 5, 2018 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

Oh, no. Wonder Woman is a far better movie than Justice League, the latter a shadow the actual movie Zack wanted to give us. WB hired Whedon thinking he could bottle lightning again. It's too bad they don't know the definition of "one trick pony."

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2018 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

So glad you all mentioned the Aquaman stuff - I picked up the Atlantis story and the Giffen and first David collection and hope to tackle those soon. Utterly new to me, and the upcoming movie appeals.

I finished Atlantis Chronicles, which I enjoyed quite a bit. Not really an Aquaman story per se, but it is the world he is from.

After that, I read Aquaman: The Legend of Aquaman, but I can't really recommend it. Normally Keith Giffen is pretty reliable, but it didn't feel particularly inspired. Although Curt Swan is a fantastic Superman artist, he was really not the best choice for this story.



Next up, I am reading the first volume of Peter David's run, which follows up from Atlantis Chronicles. I enjoy most of David's work, so I am excited to give it a try.



Incidentally, has anyone read this? The hardcover just came out, and I am debating giving it a try.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2018 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Oh, no. Wonder Woman is a far better movie than Justice League, the latter a shadow the actual movie Zack wanted to give us. WB hired Whedon thinking he could bottle lightning again. It's too bad they don't know the definition of "one trick pony."

I don't disagree, I didn't say JL was better, just that I enjoyed it more. But I'm more likely to rewatch WW, so there you go.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2018 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Michael, I'm going to read the three Aquaman trades in just the order you have listed, that's funny! (I don't know about the other one, new to me.)

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2018 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

It's like my favourite Green Lantern artist was Mark Bright but ge needed to be inked by Romeo Tanghal. They were great together.

I forgot to respond to this. I agree that Mark Bright and Romeo Tanghal made a great team together on Green Lantern. Although Mr. Bright doesn't seem to be penciling comics anymore, he does maintain a website. http://www.mdbright.com/MDBrighthomepage.html I have seriously considered paying for a commission of Bright drawing Hal Jordan. Unfortunately, I doubt that most of Bright's and Tanghal's work on Green Lantern will ever get reprinted.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2018 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Next up, I am reading the first volume of Peter David's run, which follows up from Atlantis Chronicles. I enjoy most of David's work, so I am excited to give it a try.



I finished the Peter David book, which I enjoyed quite a bit. In fact, I enjoyed the book so much I picked up a digital copy of volume 2. The digital copy is on sale on Amazon, which is an added bonus.

Incidentally, has anyone read this? The hardcover just came out, and I am debating giving it a try.



I decided to take the plunge and ordered the hardcover. I am not familiar with the writer, but several people online hold this storyline in high regard, and if I read it on the internet it must be true. Plus, the art is by Jim Aparo, so at a minimum, it will have gorgeous art.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2018 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Don Newton is among my all-time favorite artists, so his rendition of Aquaman is my favorite.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2018 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

Aparo's work on Aquaman is awesome. Just like his work on Batman...!

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2018 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Aparo's work on Aquaman is awesome. Just like his work on Batman...!

Yeah, my Aparo experience is primarily from Batman and Brave and the Bold. For years, he actually was my preferred Batman artist, but in recent years it's become Don Newton.

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2019 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Batman '89, which I saw twice in the theater at the time, was not so influential to me as a film so much as it reignited my interest in Batman comics. At the time, I began picking up the Bat books that came after my time and caught up with everything that came after Doug Moench's first runs on Batman and Detective. I liked Miller's TDKR well enough, but not to the extent my chums did.

The Davis-Neary run on Detective was odd, yet enjoyable. I found Jim Starlin's A Death in the Family quite disturbing, especially with the 1-900 phone poll that determined Jason Todd's fate. I liked the character, but he had not become the post-CRISIS hothead when Conway and Moench wrote him. Death in the Family was even more disturbing to me than Alan Moore's The Killing Joke.

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2019 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Aparo's work on Aquaman is awesome. Just like his work on Batman...!

I miss your posts, man! Especially since Hickling, Scorefan, and xebec all hate Jim Aparo's art. frown

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2019 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Aparo's work on Aquaman is awesome. Just like his work on Batman...!

I miss your posts, man! Especially since Hickling, Scorefan, and xebec all hate Jim Aparo's art. frown


Eh? I've always liked Aparo art. He's the first Batman artist I remember!

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2019 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Eh? I've always liked Aparo art. He's the first Batman artist I remember!

Apologies, old stick! Should we ever meet, the first round of drinks are on me. I mistakenly lumped you in with those others. Hickling's criticism of Aparo was particularly insane, but he's entitled to his opinion.

The aforementioned Don Newton will be heavily represented in the upcoming (August 28) publication of "Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway, Vol. 3." I have all but one or two issues contained in this book, but it's considerably less money to buy the hardcover book instead of the $250.00+ Batman #357, which is the first appearance of Jason Todd and Killer Croc.

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2019 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Aparo's work on Aquaman is awesome. Just like his work on Batman...!

I miss your posts, man! Especially since Hickling, Scorefan, and xebec all hate Jim Aparo's art. frown


I never said I hate Jim Aparo's art. In fact, if you look up a handful of posts on this very thread you will see I wrote in reference to an Aquaman graphic novel I recently purchased: I decided to take the plunge and ordered the hardcover. I am not familiar with the writer, but several people online hold this storyline in high regard, and if I read it on the internet it must be true. Plus, the art is by Jim Aparo, so at a minimum, it will have gorgeous art. I have also praised Aparo's art on Spectre.

What I did say was that he isn't my favorite Batman artist. Most of my experience with Aparo's Batman art is from the '80s, and as another board member posted (apologies that I forget who it was), that was Aparo at the end of his career, and the art was nowhere near as strong as his earlier work. I conceded the point, and pledged to check out his earlier Batman art. Something I still need to do. Pesky things like work crimp my comic reading.

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2019 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

The aforementioned Don Newton will be heavily represented in the upcoming (August 28) publication of "Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway, Vol. 3." I have all but one or two issues contained in this book, but it's considerably less money to buy the hardcover book instead of the $250.00+ Batman #357, which is the first appearance of Jason Todd and Killer Croc.

In response to your praise for Don Newton I picked up the following on Comixology:



Hopefully I can get to this after checking out early Jim Aparo Batman.

 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2019 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Good on you, Michael. If you enjoy The Don's art, his work on Captain Marvel (Shazam) is also delightful. Don't know if Comixology has those issues of WORLD'S FINEST.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 26, 2019 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Alan Davis was a good Batman artist. Loved his 2000AD stuff. He drew a good series called Harry Twenty On The High Rock. I remember buying Batman: Full Circle in 1991 and enjoying that. I think it was a softcover special. Haven't read it since though.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2019 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Alan Davis was a good Batman artist. Loved his 2000AD stuff. He drew a good series called Harry Twenty On The High Rock. I remember buying Batman: Full Circle in 1991 and enjoying that. I think it was a softcover special. Haven't read it since though.

Hi, xebec. This is Jim Phelps. You may remember me from the football and movie review threads. wink

Alan Davis and Paul Neary complemented one another well in their brief renure on Detective Comics.

The link below has some expired images, but the article is still an informative read:

https://www.cbr.com/comics-you-should-own-flashback-detective-569-574/

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2019 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   spiderich   (Member)

What I did say was that he isn't my favorite Batman artist. Most of my experience with Aparo's Batman art is from the '80s, and as another board member posted (apologies that I forget who it was), that was Aparo at the end of his career, and the art was nowhere near as strong as his earlier work. I conceded the point, and pledged to check out his earlier Batman art. Something I still need to do. Pesky things like work crimp my comic reading.

Twas I. wink

Richard G.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2019 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

What I did say was that he isn't my favorite Batman artist. Most of my experience with Aparo's Batman art is from the '80s, and as another board member posted (apologies that I forget who it was), that was Aparo at the end of his career, and the art was nowhere near as strong as his earlier work. I conceded the point, and pledged to check out his earlier Batman art. Something I still need to do. Pesky things like work crimp my comic reading.

Twas I. wink

Richard G.


Rich, you love every panel Aparo ever drew. You've just picked up some bad ideas over at that "The 1960s were the best/Jack Kirby was God/let's bind our books!" comic book message board. wink

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some Bob Haney "Brave and the Bold" stories to deconstruct...

 
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