Electronaut

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  1. I'm a big fan of Warren's work. His run on Authority is the only one that counts in my book. Planetary and Global Frequency are really solid works, too. I had some mixed feelings about Ministry, though. Overall, I really enjoyed it. Chris Weston should be the only artist allowed to draw the British. I don't know why I'm saying it. Just read Grant Morrison's The Filth and you'll understand. I really liked the concept. Much like in Orbiter, Warren shows his firm belief in the space program and how much can be gained with the exploration of our solar system. The flaws I saw in it were few but they stuck out enough to annoy me. First off is the "anti-American" issue. I'm not saying that Warren hates the US or anything as asinine as that. It's just that some of his work (stormwatch, authority, ministry of space) casts a poor light on the US. Perhaps this is some strange sense of patriotism, or whatever, but seeing those GIs at Peenemunde<sp?>, you know, the ones from the Overtly Western Hillbilly Battalion, get bombed by the British really struck a cord with me. Not only that, but the fact that it took almost 60 friggin' years for the US and Russia to finally start getting into the Space not-so-much-a Race. How does that work? Apparently having one Nazi scientist and an over-confident project leader will ensure that you'll be in the Buck Rogers Age by 2001. The issue here is believability. Even with their "special funding" I don't see Britain attaining as much as they did in that little amount of time. I understand it's fiction but damn that Warren for setting those goals so high! Warren really does make you dream of a time where such a utopia is possible and I love that. The only problem is that the catch didn't get me (I actually guessed it after reading the first issue way back in the day but that's not the point). I ended up agreeing with the main character in the end. Who cares? Overall, a great work that's worth getting in TPB, despite the "flaws" which are probably just my nitpickings. BTW - Darque, what was your impression of the last panel of the last issue. Private message me, please.
  2. Aronofsky was also supposed to do a Batman: Year One movie. After that didn't happen he wanted to do a Lone Wolf and Cub movie. That didn't happen either. Don't get me wrong. An Aronofsky helmed Watchmen would be nice. I'm just not getting my hopes up yet.
  3. Didn't consider that. Thanks. One other quibble, though, is the repeat. Example: UXM #44, Page 8 Panel 4 Fury: And, I believe, your brother. Scott: Whose brother? Fury: Your brother. Scott: My brother? Fury: Your brother, Alex. Panel 5 Scott: My brother is doing what? Fury: He is one of the President's new mutants. Scott: My brother is doing what? Fury: Yes. I dunno. Just feels...uncomfortable. <shrug>
  4. Forgot to answer your question. It's certain quirks about his style that annoy me. Dialog is good, but sometimes he floods pages with panels. He also has a tendency to have characters break into Yiddish inexplicably.
  5. That's a good question. I think it was the switch from Millar to Bendis that rubbed me the wrong way. I like Ultimate Spider-man, for the most part, but I'd really like to see another writer on Ultimate X-Men (even though the New Mutants plot is pretty cool).
  6. Yeah, I think that's what threw some people. That and the humor. Either way, I still liked it better than Daredevil and Hulk.
  7. Pretty much. I just got sick of his style after reading it for so long. I know this puts me in a ridiculously small minority but I stand by my opinion.
  8. Anybody remember Wasteland? Now that was a kick ass RPG. I loved it when Fallout came out as the unofficial sequel to it.
  9. The first issue of the "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" arc for Superman. Wish I would have kept that in a safe. It's one of those rare Alan Moore books that's worth something.
  10. Hero: anybody from Wetworks Villian: Paste-pot Pete and/or the Mirror Master
  11. Not sure if it counts, but Metabarons from Humanoids Publishing. Alexandro Jodorowsky writes the tragic history of the Metabarons, a line of super mercenaries from humble beginnings. It's set in the same continuity as Incal, somewhere in a dark and distant future. Think Dune, except a lot more space opera.
  12. You should check out Conan. The art and the writing are both superb.
  13. Yeah, Lobo: Unbound. It's fun. Keith Giffen (Formerly Known As the Justice League, Suicide Squad) is back writing Lobo.
  14. Yep. It wasn't anywhere as bad as the critics made it out to be. There are some spots where it really shows that this is Hensleigh's first shot at being director, but other than that I thought the movie turned out well. It managed to capture the overall mood of Garth Ennis's "Welcome Back, Frank" arc and mix it with a very Western feel. At one point there's a showdown in a lobby (scene from the trailer) that I was an homage to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Really fun. Go see it!
  15. I have a feeling that this could be a very painful twelve issue run. Then again, I'm all for Anybody But Bendis, so maybe I'll be surprised. I can't wait for Vaughan and Brando's arc, though.