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Mystik U

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) 17 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hey Kids! Comics! Vol. 1

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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Mystik U
"Yeah, I agree that making this story "official" would have an "everything you know is wrong" effect. But it would be fun to read further adventures."
17 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Mystik U
"I really liked that book; I'd love to see more of it. I don't think I want it to be the official history of magic in the DCU, but I'd be very happy to see more adventures like that in an alternate timeline. "
18 hours ago
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Hey Kids! Comics! Vol. 1
"Thanks, Richard. I figured there might be some factual basis, but couldn't see a reasonable way to research it. There was no train involved, but the artist hit by a taxi might be a reference. The other is a woman bumped out of a window high in…"
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Richard Willis replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Hey Kids! Comics! Vol. 1
"If one of the violent deaths involved a train, it was probably was a reference to Joe Maneely: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Maneely"
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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion ." The Inevitable Implosion Of The Direct Market " by Augie De Blieck
"I agree that the comic book publishers have failed to truly embrace digital delivery. A lot of that is due to trying to maintain the Direct Market (although at times it seems they don't try very hard, judging by the retailer comments I've…"
Saturday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Vertigo Miniseries Tour Part 37 Extended looks at two large-scale miniseries: Bodies and the anthology series Vertigo CMYK."
Saturday
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Today I read The Metabarons Vol. 1: Othon by Alejandro Jodorowsky, Juan Giménez. It's a spin-off of The Incal, which I also finally dipped a toe into recently. All part of my intention to read more European comics. This was fun, a…"
Mar 11
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"The Beauty Vol. 3Jeremy Haun & Jason Hurley:story; Jeremy Haun (Chapter 12) & Thomas Nachlik (Chapters 13-16), art; John Rauch, colorImage Comics, 2017 Yet another approach to the world of The Beauty: this collection again does not continue…"
Mar 8
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion Luke Perry of "Riverdale" suffers stroke
"Geez, age 52. Horrible."
Mar 4
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Umbrella Academy' the TV show does things 'Umbrella Academy' the comic book couldn't -- but it's still the same terrific story
"I decided to read Dallas, the second Umbrella Academy collection, before finishing the series. Hazel and Cha-Cha are considerably richer characters on the TV show (not to mention the fact that they never took off their silly animal masks in the…"
Mar 2
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'The Orville' Season 2
"I agree with you about the novelty of the premise. Quite a twist: the only thing like it I can think of would be the Borg, but that whole story line lacked the surprise betrayal aspect of this one. Really shocking when Isaac revealed his true…"
Mar 1
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) posted a discussion

Invisible Republic Vol. 02

Invisible Republic Vol. 02Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko, writers; Gabriel Hardman, artist; Jordan Boyd, colorsImage Comics, 2016The second collection opens with the return of the Lady Pannonica de Roths, Baroness of Kappa Valley (frequently just referred to as the Baroness--her name is so similar to real life Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter, a famous…See More
Feb 28
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Mr. Vertigo Reviews 70 Men of Wrath; Ice Cream Man Vol. 1 – Rainbow Sprinkles; and Death or Glory Vol. 1 – She’s Got You. All Image, all the time."
Feb 28
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Umbrella Academy' the TV show does things 'Umbrella Academy' the comic book couldn't -- but it's still the same terrific story
"I just read the first trade collection over the weekend to prepare for the show--I'd been putting it off forever. I've now seen the first four episodes, and I have to agree about the show improving on the source material. The storytelling…"
Feb 27
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
"Ice Cream Man Vol. 2: Strange NeapolitanW. Maxwell Prince, writer; Martin Marazzo, art; Chris O'Halloran, colorsImage Comics, 2018 Four more strange, bleak tales from the Ice Cream Man's world. He's actually nowhere to be seen in the…"
Feb 19

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DC Finally Drops The Other Shoe

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 2:10pm 18 Comments

Big series of announcements from DC today.

On the DC site: http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/

Over at The Beat: http://www.comicsbeat.com/

Heroes Convention 2009

Posted on June 19, 2009 at 11:26pm 2 Comments

After a late start, spent almost seven hours at the convention. I attended one panel discussion: "The New Power Generation of Comics" with Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Brandon, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, and Matt Fraction. Matt Brady of Newsarama attempted to moderate, with limited success (at one point Fraction turned a question around and basically interviewed Brady instead of the other way around). These writers all know each other, and had a good time tossing the questions around,… Continue

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At 4:11pm on November 24, 2009, The Baron gave Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) a gift
At 4:32pm on November 24, 2009, The Baron said…
Hope you like cider!
At 10:05am on May 14, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Sully.
At 4:30pm on June 1, 2013, Rob Davis said…

Thanks, Mark. Just clearing up a question a friend made of me about the review of Don Quixote (I'm NOT that Rob Davis). This looks like a fun place, though I doubt I'll have much time to visit often.

At 2:35pm on March 25, 2014, steve kortus said…

Mark, I don't know my way around this site - I saved my first my submission titled "Krona-Higgs". Please let me know if it is appropriate. What happens next?         

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