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Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'New Mutants': Good idea, great characters, bad timing
"I got my hands on a DVD copy from my local public library. I also came into it cold, and enjoyed it very much. I don't understand the negative comments I've seen about it."
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The Department of Truth Volume 01: The End of the World

The Department of Truth Volume 01: The End of the World James Tynion IV, writer; Martin Simmonds, artist; Aditya Bidikar, letterer Image Comics, 2021FBI agent Cole Turner is a longtime student of conspiracy theories, but he is in for the shock of his life when insiders give him a look at what is really happening. Apparently sufficient collective belief can turn fringe…See More
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Undiscovered Country Vol. 2: Unity

Undiscovered Country Vol. 2: UnityScott Snyder & Charles Soule, writers; Giuseppe Camuncoli, layouts; Leonardo Marcello Grassi, finishes; Matt Wilson, colors; Crank!, lettering.Image Comics, 2021Having escaped the Destiny Man the group begins their journey "walking the spiral" through the thirteen zones in what was once the United States of America. The zone they…See More
Apr 9
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion November Vol. 4: The Mess We're In
"I've forgotten about the ending to The World According to Garp! I must have read it in the mid 1980s, as far as I can recall. These Postscripts are more about the immediate future: a year or less. "
Apr 4
Richard Willis replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion November Vol. 4: The Mess We're In
"My mother would read a story or see a movie and want to know what happens to the characters later. Generally, I would tell her that she should make up whatever she thinks would or should happen because it wasn't a series. When I read John…"
Apr 4
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"Yes, but at the same time they are still advising against travel or indoor activities with strangers. It's confusing."
Apr 4
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Short Cuts 53: Family Tree Vol. 2 – Seeds; Nailbiter Vol. 7 – Nailbiter Returns; Black Magick Vol. 3 – Ascension I; and Dept. H Omnibus Volume 2."
Apr 3
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Resident Alien' is a good TV show, but it's a better comic book
"Ah, I see. Went right past me. I'll have to look at it again. Thanks!"
Apr 3
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) posted a discussion

November Vol. 4: The Mess We're In

November Vol. 4: The Mess We're InMatt Fraction, writer; Elsa Charratier, artist; Matt Hollingsworth, colorist; Kurt Ankeny, lettererImage Comics, 2021Another finale, this time to a series of graphic novellas rather than an ongoing series. When they are collected they will form a 320 page graphic novel. But it does seem that the periodical publication served a useful…See More
Apr 3
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Captain Comics's discussion 'Resident Alien' is a good TV show, but it's a better comic book
"I watched the final episode last night, and I must have missed this. So go ahead and spoil me: what happened? Maybe I'll go back and watch it again."
Apr 3
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) posted a discussion

Low Vol. 5: Light Brings Light

Low Vol. 5: Light Brings LightRick Remender, writer; Greg Tocchini, artist; Dave McCaig, colorsImage Comics, 2021The previous collection came out in 2017: so long ago that I had completely forgotten that the series was not finished! But in fact there were a number of narrative threads left unresolved, as that arc was devoted almost entirely to one character (Tajo Caine)…See More
Mar 28
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Dracula, Motherf**ker!
"I liked this one a lot. The story itself pairs well with the recent Jake Gillenhaal movie Nightcrawler -- another seedy freelance photographer looking to make a buck in LA -- and I liked De Campi's notion that the seductive power of Dracula…"
Mar 20
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Dracula, Motherf**ker!
"Thanks, Jeff, that's good to know. I hope you get a chance to check this one out. It's definitely visually striking."
Mar 20
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)'s discussion Dracula, Motherf**ker!
"Sounds interesting, intriguing. I can't say that I'll actually seek it out, but if I should happen to see it on the shelf after reading your review, I'll definitely give it a look. That's the case with a lot of the comics you…"
Mar 20
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Dracula, Motherf**ker!

Dracula, Motherf**ker!Alex de Campi, writer; Erica Henderson, illustratorImage Comics, 2020Campi and Henderson begin their idiosyncratic Dracula story in 1889 Vienna, as Dracula's wives nail him to the bottom of his coffin. Jump to 1974 Los Angeles, as an aging starlet pops the top of an ornate coffin during a party. The resulting mass murder scene attracts the notice of…See More
Mar 20
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) replied to Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod)'s discussion What are you blogging about today?
"Kevin, I didn't do anything about those requests because you posted them on my page--which does not trigger any kind of notice--so I didn't see them until days later. By then you had gotten active on the board again, so I let it slide. If…"
Mar 17

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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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