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Figserello on the Radiollo with Hitman's John McCrea.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Figserello May 19, 2016. 13 Replies

Hi Guys.Just thought I'd stick this up here in case anyone is interested.  I'm a volunteer on a radio program here in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  On my latest program, I did a short interview…Continue

The Micronauts #53 & 54: Homage, Plagiarism and other Crimes against Humanity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Figserello Oct 24, 2014. 5 Replies

The most striking element of issues 53 and 54 of volume 1 of The Micronauts is the old Star Trek cliché of an alien world where the inhabitants dress, talk and behave like Depression-era Chicago…Continue

Subtractions by Fractions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron M. Nov 15, 2014. 38 Replies

I see over on the Baron's Original Sin thread, people are …Continue

Tags: DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Alan Moore

Appreciating the Little Things - The Micronauts issues 51 - 52

Started this discussion. Last reply by Figserello Aug 13, 2014. 5 Replies

The beginning of the end of Mantlo’s Micronauts. …Continue

Tags: Acroyear, Guice, Bulanadi, Mantlo, Micronauts

Journey Into Mystery Vol 1 - The Weekly TPB

Started this discussion. Last reply by Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) Mar 13, 2014. 17 Replies

(Collects Journey Into Mystery…Continue

Tags: ., Bi-Weekly TPB, Journey Into Mystery, Kieron,Gillen, Doug Braithwaite

The Trial of Atom-Smasher and the winding down of JSA volume 1 (JSA #76)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Willis Feb 12, 2014. 13 Replies

I was trying to keep up with the Baron’s…Continue

Tags: Johns, Atom-Smasher, JSA

Recognition for Bill Finger

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man Jan 23, 2014. 4 Replies

Some of you might be interested to know that there is a campaign to get some small, belated recognition for Bill Finger for his outstanding work on Batman, via a Google Doodle in his honour on the…Continue

Justice, Society, and America on the Slippery Slope (JSA # 45-51)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Figserello Nov 22, 2013. 11 Replies

Some final thoughts on how DC’s JSA comics addressed the early years of the ‘War on Terror’.  This third column will focus on how the Princes of Darkness storyline looked forward to what it would…Continue

Tags: America, Black Adam, Iraq War, War onTerror, Society

The Justice Society of America Vs the War on Terror (JSA #41-42)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Comics Nov 21, 2013. 22 Replies

Or The Interpretation of Art Or The Art of Interpretation…Continue

Tags: Black Barax, Justice Society, Goyer, Johns, War on Terror

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Ray commented on Figserello's blog post Ghosts at the Feast - A DC One Million Interlude
"Huh. You may touch on this when I get to your piece on the last issue, but your review of Chronos has me wondering if the teleport gloves that Vandal Savage takes from Resurrection Man were the stolen Time Travel gauntlets, rather than just future…"
Apr 17
Ray commented on Figserello's blog post Many Septembers from Now: DC One Million - Week 1
"Thanks for this! Reading the trade paperback is like watching the edited for TV version. It's nice to have the holes filled in."
Apr 16
Figserello replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion MARY WEPT OVER THE FEET OF JESUS , by Chester Brown , Drawn and Quarterly , 2016 .
"I went through a long phase of reading the New Testement as a sort of historical document. Fascinating in it's historical context. The early Christians really were bucking against the system. In relation to your comment here, it seems that…"
Mar 23
Figserello replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion 'Constantine' TV Series
"The TV Arrowverse has come to start replicating much of the techniques and storytelling forms of superhero comics, to an extent we have never seen in superhero television before, with the crossovers and same overall setting. I'd love to see…"
Mar 23
Figserello replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion 'Constantine' TV Series
"So here we are! They were really finding their feet by the end of the series. It is sad, of course, that they couldn't take it further. There was a lot to admire here. They were doing good things with Zed too. I thought that scene in one of…"
Mar 23
Figserello replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion 'Constantine' TV Series
"Speaking of accents, Gary Lester in this episode had a Northern Ireland/Belfast accent, by the way. If you REALLY wanted to, you could call it a British accent! ;-)"
Mar 23
Figserello replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion 'Constantine' TV Series
"Rob said: It's funny.  As the 90s and 00s wore on, it was harder to imagine that John was in a punk band of the original punk era.  Sure, he was 60 by the time DC brought that era of the character to a close.  But this…"
Mar 23
Figserello replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion 'Constantine' TV Series
"Possibly its in the list of Easter Eggs, Mark posted above, I did see a Bradstreet Wing or Precint in one of the shows. Many of the drawings semmed to come directly from the had of Mr Bradstreet, who was probably the most iconic Hellblazer cover…"
Mar 23
Figserello replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion 'Constantine' TV Series
"Just out of curiousity, how much of the series had you seen when you wrote that piece?"
Mar 23
Figserello replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion 'Constantine' TV Series
"Clark Kent DC said: Agreed. Also, as Moore showed in Swamp Thing (and counted on), if you want old-world horrors and a Gothic feel to your American creepshow, the Old South is the place to be. Speaking of locations, I sensed a certain tension…"
Mar 23
Figserello replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion 'Constantine' TV Series
"Within the logic of the show, what they did with Chas made sense.  Especially as they made such a big deal about people working with John regularly kicking the old bucket.  This way the same friend could get killed/maimed  every…"
Mar 23
Figserello replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion 'Constantine' TV Series
"I just finished watching Constantine, the series.  I came by it through a most circumtitious route, as I wanted to watch the Flash, but the OCD fanboy in me had to watch Arrow first and then continue with Arrow and Flash intermittently after…"
Mar 23
Figserello replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Iron Fist' took a while to forge
"Longer than a movie, at any rate. My problem in this case with a rich WASP is that it's too similar to Arrow. Daredevil killed/concussed ninjas by the score too, but at least he was a working class Irish American. It's about texture in…"
Mar 19
Figserello replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Iron Fist' took a while to forge
"I've been binge-watching Arrow lately, and as pulp-nonsense entertainment, I've been enjoying it. But I am extremely wary of taking on another long-form show about a martial arts fighting loose canon (white) CEO.  Killing and/or…"
Mar 18
Figserello replied to Philip Portelli's discussion Final Crisis: Morrison & Me
"I can see that might be one way to interpret the look.  But Don King never had the measure of political clout,  the 'reach' or intention to sway the masses that Sharpton has.  Sharpton's mission seems closer to Glorious…"
Mar 15
Figserello replied to Philip Portelli's discussion Final Crisis: Morrison & Me
"Speaking of race in Final Crisis, I thought it interesting that Morrison had Glorious Godfrey incarnate in what looks like Al Sharpton's body.   I don't know that much about Sharpton.  He's no Martin Luthor King, I…"
Mar 15

Figserello's News Posts

Be Here Now - DC One Million Epilogue, part I

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 1:30am 10 Comments

Secret Files and Origins - JLA in Crisis (Nov 1998)

 

Having reached the end of our complete readthrough …

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And So the Future is Written - DC One Million Week 5

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am 5 Comments

Being the latest instalment of our reasonably in-depth examination of DC One Million, Grant Morrison's epic transtime JLA tie-in of 1998.  So far we have followed the central storyline of attacks on civilization in two eras masterminded by Solaris the Tyrant Sun, aided and abetted by Vandal Savage.  We've seen how these were thwarted  (and in the best time-travelling…

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The Future is Worth It - DC One Million Week 4

Posted on February 17, 2013 at 11:00pm 7 Comments

 

Welcome to another in a series of posts on DC One Million, DC's epic and unprecedented transtime…

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Ghosts at the Feast - A DC One Million Interlude

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 12:00am 5 Comments

This is one of a series of posts on DC One Million, the Grant Morrison-helmed, month-long, macro-crossover from 1998.

 

In this installment we're looking at some of the 'ghosts' haunting the celebration of Superman's return from eons of exile in the Sun - one writer notable by his absence, and four ongoing titles that more or less wrapped up during DC One Million. Follow the hyperlinks to Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 for previous entrants in this series.

 

(These…

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 11:15am on July 9, 2009, Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man said…
Thanks! That's awesome--and I will find the pertinent bits!
At 2:46am on February 15, 2011, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
I think you have to buy the credits. Not worth it, if you ask me. I sure appreciate the thought, though. Cheers!
At 11:20am on February 16, 2011, Howard Bagby said…
Thanks Figserello. If figures that I come back just to come down with the flu. The worst part of it is I'm sick on my days off.
At 8:37pm on April 12, 2011, PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod said…
:) Thanks! It took me all of a few seconds.

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