Chris Fluit's News posts – January 2012 Archive (3)

A New Look at New X-Men

          A decade later, Grant Morrison’s tenure on New X-Men remains one of the most hotly disputed eras for Marvel’s band of mutants.  There are runs that pretty much everyone agrees are great: Claremont and the combination of Cockrum, Byrne, Smith or Romita, or more recently, Whedon and Cassaday.  And there are runs that are widely considered to be inferior: Claremont’s…

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Added by Chris Fluit on January 26, 2012 at 6:30pm — 34 Comments

Quick Comments on New Comics

Batgirl 5: One of my favorite new titles.  I love the combination of action and introspection.  I like Barbara’s combination of confidence and fragility- “I know how to do this, but I haven’t done this in a long time.”  I like that Gail Simone is trying to give Batgirl a Rogues Gallery of her own (The Mirror in the first arc, Gretel in this issue).  And, oh yeah, I…

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Added by Chris Fluit on January 22, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Single Issues vs. Story Arcs

I’ve been reading Jay Faerber’s new crime noir series, Near Death.  (Full disclosure: I’m a big Jay Faerber fan from his earlier series Noble Causes and Dynamo 5.)  The premise is that a killer for hire named Markham has a change of heart after a vision in which he sees all of his previous victims.  He doesn’t suddenly become an altruistic do-gooder or a pacifist.  Rather, he…

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Added by Chris Fluit on January 16, 2012 at 8:53pm — 13 Comments

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