Millions of Screaming Yahoos was awesome! Seriously great work! I love the local/Tucson mythology aspect. I would like to read more stuff like this. If you ever want a hand prepping a digital edition for sale, lmk!It's quality dipped, it's actually one of the few Azzarrello comics I'm not a huge fan. The Bruce Wayne BDSM story was bizarre. Peter Milligan wasn't the strongest of writers for the series to end on BUT he did progress John's life in interesting ways, and I really loved his ending.
Went on a Hellblazer binge recently. I'd only ever read Delano & Ennis' runs before. Started w/ Ellis, which looked like it might have been the definitive take, but when it ended so abruptly I read straight through Azzarello's run to combat withdraw symptoms. The prison arc was good, Richard Corbin's art is great, Marcelo Frusin's too, but everything else seemed a bit sloppy. I liked the beginning of Mike Carey's run, but my interest has fizzled out a bit.
Revisited The Dark Knight Strikes Again which was shockingly worthwhile. A decade of derision probably lowered my expectations significantly, but there also seemed to be a lot of really prescient and inventive raw material.It's because hating Frank Miller is easy. Dark Knight strikes again goes into weird new places but so did the Dark Knight Returns. Fan's embraced the slightly unusual take but when it went to far from what they were familiar with they hated it.
The consensus on Miller seems to be that 9/11 drove him crazy, which is certainly part of it, but I suspect the rejection of DK2 hit him hard. I think he thought people were going to love it. Afterwards in All Star Batman & Robin he began asking the audience: "What, are you dense? Are you retarded or something? Who the hell do you think I am?" and then everyone hated that and The Spirit movie too, and then we get Holy Terror which is basically just pure aggression and hostility.
FM seems to me like the Ezra Pound of comics, in the best & worst of ways.
That said I couldn't stand the Spirit Movie, all the way through I was wishing it was a Robert Rodriguez film because I loved Sin City.
I prepped the digital edition of Rushkoff's Vertigo series Testament, (The rights reverted to the creators) re-reading it in the process, and that too has aged extremely well. I hope it gets another chance in the digital age.
For a Mcluhanesque nerd like me it was extremely fun to get to work with original DC files, and to get a behind the scenes look at how the books are put together.
Wow that's really cool, what was the process like or are you allowed to talk about it? Did they send you the original prints or just scans?
The Image Revolution documentary was outstanding! I'm a sucker for all those sequart movies. I hated all those original Image books when I was a kid (except for Savage Dragon), and was too young to realize the importance of what those guys were doing for creator rights. After 6 years of self-employment the Image story seems much more compelling. Make fun of Liefeld's art all you want, but running a successful studio w/ 60 employees at 25 years old!? It's pretty impressive.
Will have to check it out.