REVIEW: End of Month Reviews #52 - April 2008 [spoilers]
lalo.martins at gmail.com
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.
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then they seem improbable, and then, when we
summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
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