Monday, 25 August 2008

Very brief thoughts on stuff I've been reading

Conan The Cimmerian #2 concludes a two parter about Conan's badass grandad. This is great. I prefer Conan's grandpappy to Conan himself. He's a bonkers Alan Moore lookalike who hacks up werewolves - ACE. I hereby declare myself president of the "Give Conan's grandad his own monthly comic NOW!" party.

Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds #1 Geoff Johns tweaks my fanboy nipples harder than any other writer on mainstream comics, but this comic isn't really about Geoff Johns. Nope, it's all about the art baby; art which proves that George Perez can still draw the shit out of men in leotards. He also knocks up a top notch tribute to the various silver age shenanigans of Jimmy Olsen.

Angry Youth Comix #15: LOL! I really did LOL! REALLY. If you find the idea of rape bots ejaculating cheeseburger flavoured jizz amusing then you'll LOL too.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay: It's a book with no pictures. Ffuuuuuck! Still at least it's about comics; the Golden Age to be precise. I'm 200 pages in and enjoying it quite a bit.

Green Lantern Corps: Can't remember offhand the number of the latest issue, but it's brill. Some psycho alien is rampaging across the galaxy killing the families of trainee Lanterns. He rips out their eyeballs and dumps them on the heads of the Lanterns! Mwahahahaha! What a fucking comedian!