REVIEW: End of Month Reviews #52 - April 2008 [spoilers]

Lalo Martins lalo.martins at
Wed May 7 01:26:22 PDT 2008

Also spracht Saxon Brenton (Wed, 07 May 2008 05:15:48 +0000):
> Nevertheless, I'm
> sitting here worrying that the combination of an ensemble cast, plus the
> late appearance of the Net.Trenchcoat Brigade, may make this look like
> the equivalent of an Event comic from one of the mainstream publishers.

My understanding is that one (minor) goal Arthur and I have been shooting 
for is to poke fun at mainstream Event comics.  (Arthur with BC and BM, 
me with 58.5 and my suggestions and contributions to BC/BM.)  And one of 
the reasons I enjoyed BC#0 is that it was the apex of this minor goal; it 
was IMO so well done that now we don't need to do it so much anymore, I 
feel that "the fun has been poked" :-P  And yet, it has done that without 
losing its effectiveness as part of the story.

Maybe some people aren't that much into satire.  Well; in a month that 
has seen the abyssal badness of Death of New Gods (or "DONG" as I like to 
call it) and the "end" of Countdown, plus the gratuitous trailer string 
of DCU0, I feel I have to somehow express my anguish as a comic fan.  Two 
ways I can do that are: point out the ridicule in it, and write better 
stuff.  It's a hard choice, so I pick both.  I may fail at the "better 
stuff" part, but... hmm, wait a minute, better than DONG and Countdown?  
No, I don't think I can possibly fail at that.

                                               Lalo Martins
      So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
       then they seem improbable, and then, when we
       summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
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