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Title: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Perry on March 11, 2015, 12:52:40 PM
Hey Jimmy, that artist on Action, Aaron Kuder, that stuff looks pretty good to me. He new?


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Jimmy T on March 11, 2015, 04:25:02 PM
Relatively, yeah. I first saw him really appear drawing Batman Inc (pre-New 52 and post as well). Since then, he's been coming on! I've really come to enjoy his stylings.

A fun mesh, visually to me, of Frank Quitely and Scott Kolins. A little bit of the 'less is more' but nothing is left out in the expression of the characters or action either.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Perry on March 11, 2015, 07:50:50 PM
I definitely see Kolins in his style. Why I like it I think, as I really enjoy Kolins stuff.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Jeff on March 12, 2015, 09:05:39 AM
Relatively, yeah. I first saw him really appear drawing Batman Inc (pre-New 52 and post as well).

Was he the artist during the RIP storyline when Damien died?  I think I assumed it was Quitely or Kolins.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Jimmy T on March 12, 2015, 09:50:46 AM
Whoops, I was wrong on that issue. That's Chris Burnham. A very similar looking fella as well. Wait, was I wrong on Kuder? Let me check. I think Kuder may have been on New Guardians, instead.

EDIT: pardon me, Kuder was on New Guardians. Burnham took over for the Batman Inc stuff, due to his similarity to Quitely. However, I think Kuder and Burnham are very, very similar too!


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Jimmy T on April 06, 2015, 08:51:26 PM
Okay, the Bizarro issue was simply...amazing. I laughed, I enjoyed, it's a sci-fi trope of 70's comics that Pak and Kuder just make fit to the Superman they are doing. I loved it. LOVED IT!!! So enjoyable. A piece I would hold up to people to say "see? This is how you can also do a Superman story!"

So very good. So very, very good.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Perry on April 07, 2015, 06:44:42 AM
Sweet.
Will be awhile before I get to the point I want to read this title, but I have heard a lot of good coming from the Pak run. Will check it out eventually.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Perry on April 07, 2015, 05:25:16 PM
Sweet.
Will be awhile before I get to the point I want to read this title...

And by "awhile" I mean under 12 hours !!  ;D :D

Thinking about going ahead and grabbing Paks run from issue #25 on if I can get them cheap enough. Why not, I don't have time as it is now to read, so let's just keep piling on.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Jimmy T on April 08, 2015, 06:12:43 AM
Sweet.
Will be awhile before I get to the point I want to read this title...

And by "awhile" I mean under 12 hours !!  ;D :D

Thinking about going ahead and grabbing Paks run from issue #25 on if I can get them cheap enough. Why not, I don't have time as it is now to read, so let's just keep piling on.

Ha! Nice!

You'll want to skip any issue that says 'Doomed' on top, but after that, I certainly hope you enjoy the book!


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Jimmy T on January 13, 2016, 04:36:10 PM
Just got caught up on issues 47-49.

I think I'm done with Superman.   >:(

Mind you, this Wrath arc, involving sticky shadow powers and such, I've generally disliked. Well, not generally, kind of completely to be honest!! This is Pak and Kuder, and I've really enjoyed this run. Also, as I ruminate here on it, I've passed up 2 fantasy series in the stores because they delve into 'shadow magic' and 'the powers of the night.' Blah. Tired trope. I think it's weak, and the only one I like with it is The Shade. Maybe Cloak too. ;) Darkness is a fun twist on it too. But this long in Superman? Comes out to be uninteresting.

More than anything, this weaker T-shirt Superman has just worn me down. This isn't Superman enough for me. I enjoy the champion who truly stands up for the smaller people. I just don't like it when they call him 'Clark' instead. What I enjoyed after a small fashion these past 2 decades is that no one at all cares or thinks that Superman has a 'secret identity.' He's friggin' Superman!

This has to be put back in the bottle. I mean, Daredevil has done it twice now  ::) , so give me my Man of Steel back. This charade has gone on long enough. I don't remember solicits for Action #50 (I may have already ordered it), but I quit 'Superman' 3-4 months ago, and I may be leaving Action behind as well.

Just be done with it, DC.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Perry on January 14, 2016, 06:31:37 AM
Sorry to hear about that, Jimmy. It truly sucks when writers screw with a characters voice or worse, what you seem to be going through.

While it isn't exactly the same, and at first you may ... you will scoff at the writer  ;D, I honestly think you should give HUCK a try. Millar started this because, as he put it, he was mad about the last Superman film and wanted to bring Superman back to being what Superman should be (or something like that). Now, say what you will about the man or his intentions here, but he is writing a pretty cool "Superman" type book with this title.

Next time you're at the ole LCS, just flip through a copy, I mean, honestly, I'm surprised I liked the first issue just as much as you may be surprised you don't hate it.
 :D :D

Although the first issue was more wordy than Hucky.  :D


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Perry on January 20, 2016, 07:58:04 AM
Also Jimmy, Just saw that Tomasi is coming onto both Action Comics and Superman proper. Even I may try those. I really like his work, most of the time. Maybe there's a new hope? (Though of course, out of the gate we get a 3 title crossover (with Batman/Superman)
 :-\

Still ... I don't know, maybe I get this. Gonna be further down on the amount of Marvel titles by then so maybe ... yeah. At least to try it

EDIT - And then again ... damn it ... looks like the Superman/Wonder Woman title is also involved, making this a four title event. Not sure why I have no interest to even try that S/WW title (other than just getting sick at the early issue's "love interest" crap that was forced on them), but still may give it a try, just to see what's what.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Jimmy T on January 21, 2016, 06:00:54 AM
I may have to give Huck a try today when I go to the LCS. ;)

As for Tomasi, I had thought the same thing to try it-until I see that many of the satellite books are pulled into it. I can wait on that. maybe even just get the tpb for Super-cheap when that comes out.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Perry on January 22, 2016, 06:56:48 AM
As for Tomasi, I had thought the same thing to try it-until I see that many of the satellite books are pulled into it.

And that kinda says it all, when just a couple months ago you were getting at least three of the four anyway and a few months further back you were getting them all  :-\


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Perry on February 05, 2016, 03:37:36 AM
So Jimmy, if it is true that Tomasi will be the writer of Superman at the relaunch, is there anymore draw to pick this crossover up to see what he does with it?

I may certainly jump back on once that number 1 hits, just to try his stuff. Someone, sometime, someway must write a Superman I want to read, and with Supes hopefully losing that 24 hour weakness/atomic blast stuff can only help me.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Jimmy T on February 05, 2016, 05:25:50 AM
I can't imagine that what is happening right now in the disappointing end of Greg Pak's run (and the 'Superman' Truth stuff) will last or carry over. I'm sure by issues 52 that this will all wash over and go away.

Perhaps #1 by Tomasi will make a difference. I've grown to enjoy his stuff most times; I wonder what he'll do if he can cut loose on the Big Guy.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Perry on February 05, 2016, 10:11:44 AM
As long as there is no more stupid time implemented in Supe's power set it will be off to a good start.

I am hoping he is taking over both Action and Supes, but I am buying whatever issue #1 he will be writing. One or both.


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Perry on March 05, 2016, 08:04:34 AM
So does the news rumor about (Edit) Jurgens coming on to write the new Action Comics make you happy? At first I was okay with it, remembering some of the stuff from days of old I did enjoy from him (like Thor and Booster, of course), but then I kinda remember the most recent stuff (like Firestorm and Aquaman and the Others *shiver*) and I am not so sure I want this or not. I'm still not a big Superman fan and all so I was hoping for more of a ... different writer, but maybe all of his time on Superman, especially back in the 90's, is just what the character needs?

Was hoping this could be one of our HR pull issues to discuss, for the fact this title is going back to the old numbering if for nothing else, but not sure I want that now or not.
 >:(

Oh, and HERE (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/03/04/dc-comics-rebirth-dan-jurgens-is-the-new-writer-for-action-comics-biweekly/) is the BC link to the rumor
 :)


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Jimmy T on March 05, 2016, 08:15:30 AM
I worry about Jurgens (not Jenkins; you need an edit, Perry  ;)), not being a stellar A-list kind of guy anymore. I believe his 'Lois & Clark' to be good; truly.

However...I worry Jurgens may be making the turn that Byrne, Wolfman, DeFalco, Perez have done...they no longer can write with that ...edge is the wrong word. I think 'push' might be the better word. That his style, his emphasis or story build, isn't something that is a strength of his anymore.

All I can do is hope. Perhaps if he lets loose (or is allowed? Editorial just lets them be?) and just tells the day to day stuff that someone like me wants to see. Perry White has a life outside of panels not starring Clark, just like Jimmy, or Lois, or Ron Troupe, or Lucy, or anyone that stops by!

Lots of cross-fingers here. My collecting future seems to depend on it!!


Title: Re: ACTION COMICS
Post by: Perry on March 05, 2016, 12:06:03 PM
I worry about Jurgens (not Jenkins; you need an edit, Perry  ;)),

Oh crap.
Thanks
 8)

... not being a stellar A-list kind of guy anymore. I believe his 'Lois & Clark' to be good; truly.

However...I worry Jurgens may be making the turn that Byrne, Wolfman, DeFalco, Perez have done...they no longer can write with that ...edge is the wrong word. I think 'push' might be the better word. That his style, his emphasis or story build, isn't something that is a strength of his anymore.

All I can do is hope. Perhaps if he lets loose (or is allowed? Editorial just lets them be?) and just tells the day to day stuff that someone like me wants to see. Perry White has a life outside of panels not starring Clark, just like Jimmy, or Lois, or Ron Troupe, or Lucy, or anyone that stops by!

Lots of cross-fingers here. My collecting future seems to depend on it!!

I think, now, I will just wait and see what you have to say about the first three issues (if you make it that far) before I dip my toes in.

I even had that 8 issue crossover that Tomasi is doing soon (between Superman/Wonder Woman, Batman/Superman, Action and Superman) on my future "to read" list as I just assumed he was going to have a part in Supe's new future, but now, I am not even sure I will try that. Guess it depends on who is writing the Superman Rebirth title I suppose
 :-\