kierongillen:

From Enigma, this is one of my favourite sequences in comics. In terms of its use of word and image to deliver its effect, it’s vertiginous. 
(No pun intended. You just feel the world fall away here.)
I’m trying to work out a way to describe ENIGMA that doesn’t sound like faint praise. “Greatest Underappreciated Work in its genre” isn’t enough. A personal “Top 5 comics in its genre” is too mealy mouthed.
Of all the work that Vertigo put out in its nineties imperial phase, I think Enigma was the finest.

When Gillen is right, Gillen is right.
I already loved Peter Milligan by the time Enigma came out, but the combination of his words and Duncan Fegredo’s art was one of those moments in this reader’s life where my sense of what the medium could do expanded.

kierongillen:

From Enigma, this is one of my favourite sequences in comics. In terms of its use of word and image to deliver its effect, it’s vertiginous. 

(No pun intended. You just feel the world fall away here.)

I’m trying to work out a way to describe ENIGMA that doesn’t sound like faint praise. “Greatest Underappreciated Work in its genre” isn’t enough. A personal “Top 5 comics in its genre” is too mealy mouthed.

Of all the work that Vertigo put out in its nineties imperial phase, I think Enigma was the finest.

When Gillen is right, Gillen is right.

I already loved Peter Milligan by the time Enigma came out, but the combination of his words and Duncan Fegredo’s art was one of those moments in this reader’s life where my sense of what the medium could do expanded.

@1 year ago with 99 notes | Comments
Dream & Death by Rafael Albuquerque
@2 years ago with 3 notes | Comments
Wonder Woman by Jeremy Roberts (based on Francis Manapul)

Wonder Woman by Jeremy Roberts (based on Francis Manapul)

(via godiseven)

@2 years ago with 24 notes | Comments
Filthy Assistants by Annie Wu
@2 years ago with 132 notes | Comments
Who made this? It is perfect!

Who made this? It is perfect!

(Source: salticinae, via godiseven)

@2 years ago with 866 notes | Comments
Batman & Poison Ivy by Sara Pichelli

Batman & Poison Ivy by Sara Pichelli

@2 years ago with 8 notes | Comments
Poison Ivy by Sara Pichelli

Poison Ivy by Sara Pichelli

@2 years ago with 3 notes | Comments

DC Reboot Imminent!

From last night’s mombcast:

DC announce NEW 52! debuting late November:
A spokesperson for the publisher said “Honestly, we figured we’d have to roll back the recent reboot come Easter 2012 due to fan reaction, but we sold so much product this time out, we’ve decided we’re going to reboot the whole line to avoid the fourth issue slump. Depending on how it goes this time, we’re considering making this a regular thing.”

This also landed in JamesMOMB’s inbox. Not sure what the source was - can anyone verify?

I know that the DC52 ended up selling pretty well, but I’m not sure that fans are going to follow them through this. It seems pretty cynical to me.

OH MAN!

@2 years ago with 8 notes | Comments

Lois Lane, Reporter by Kate Beaton

Oh, Kate Beaton! Perfect as always!

(Source: popgoesthereader, via themightygeebie)

@1 year ago with 13,295 notes | Comments
Power Girl by Emily Hu

Power Girl by Emily Hu

(Source: averyniceprince, via godiseven)

@2 years ago with 1,032 notes | Comments

The Newly Announced Before Watchmen Is a Prime Example of What's Killing Mainstream Comics 

“I have no idea whether this project will be any good or not.  But it sits as a shining example of the fundamental flaw that exists in the comic industry, especially within DC Comics.  They spend most of their time chasing the readers that grew up with their iconic characters rather than attempting to attract new readers who are growing up right now.”

Totally agree with this - though I think DC52, being a company-wide initiative, was more indicative of it, and I said as much at the time.

However, that backward looking trait in comics isn’t unique to publishers. Comic readers - many of whom are also comic retailers, which is a bigger issue - run wild with entitlement on either side of any comic-related debate, and stand ready to jump on anything that they perceive as a deviation or affront to comic texts or characters that they feel shouldn’t be touched. It all adds to the stupidly binary way any comic-related issue is handled.

The huge amount of brilliant work that goes un-discussed, unsupported and unbought in-between those two dominant cultures is the only genuine ongoing tragedy in comics today, I reckon. The rest is just semantics and negotiation of contracts.

(Source: hugonebula)

@2 years ago with 19 notes | Comments

DC Nation by Aardman… is BRILLIANT!

(Source: mombcast)

@2 years ago with 8 notes | Comments

(Source: comicscavern, via comicbookcovers)

@2 years ago with 222 notes | Comments
Zatanna by Sara Pichelli

Zatanna by Sara Pichelli

@2 years ago with 2 notes | Comments
Poison Ivy & Harley Quinn by Sara Pichelli

Poison Ivy & Harley Quinn by Sara Pichelli

@2 years ago with 1 note | Comments
kierongillen:

From Enigma, this is one of my favourite sequences in comics. In terms of its use of word and image to deliver its effect, it’s vertiginous. 
(No pun intended. You just feel the world fall away here.)
I’m trying to work out a way to describe ENIGMA that doesn’t sound like faint praise. “Greatest Underappreciated Work in its genre” isn’t enough. A personal “Top 5 comics in its genre” is too mealy mouthed.
Of all the work that Vertigo put out in its nineties imperial phase, I think Enigma was the finest.

When Gillen is right, Gillen is right.
I already loved Peter Milligan by the time Enigma came out, but the combination of his words and Duncan Fegredo’s art was one of those moments in this reader’s life where my sense of what the medium could do expanded.
1 year ago
#Enigma #Peter Milligan #Duncan Fegredo #art #comics #DC #Vertigo #comic panels 
1 year ago
#Lois Lane #DC #comics #comic strips #Kate Beaton #Superman #Clark Kent 
Dream & Death by Rafael Albuquerque
2 years ago
#comics #DC #Vertigo #The Endless #Death #Dream #Rafael Albuquerque 
Power Girl by Emily Hu
2 years ago
#Emily Hu #Power Girl #art #comics #DC #girls 
Wonder Woman by Jeremy Roberts (based on Francis Manapul)
2 years ago
#DC #Wonder Woman #art #comics #Francis Manapul 
The Newly Announced Before Watchmen Is a Prime Example of What's Killing Mainstream Comics→

“I have no idea whether this project will be any good or not.  But it sits as a shining example of the fundamental flaw that exists in the comic industry, especially within DC Comics.  They spend most of their time chasing the readers that grew up with their iconic characters rather than attempting to attract new readers who are growing up right now.”

Totally agree with this - though I think DC52, being a company-wide initiative, was more indicative of it, and I said as much at the time.

However, that backward looking trait in comics isn’t unique to publishers. Comic readers - many of whom are also comic retailers, which is a bigger issue - run wild with entitlement on either side of any comic-related debate, and stand ready to jump on anything that they perceive as a deviation or affront to comic texts or characters that they feel shouldn’t be touched. It all adds to the stupidly binary way any comic-related issue is handled.

The huge amount of brilliant work that goes un-discussed, unsupported and unbought in-between those two dominant cultures is the only genuine ongoing tragedy in comics today, I reckon. The rest is just semantics and negotiation of contracts.

(Source: hugonebula)

2 years ago
#comics #Before Watchmen #DC #DC52 
Filthy Assistants by Annie Wu
2 years ago
#Annie Wu #Transmetropolitan #art #comics #girls #Warren Ellis #DC #Vertigo 
2 years ago
#DC #comics #animation #video #Aardman Animation #The Joker #Batman #Catwoman #Superman #Robin 
Who made this? It is perfect!
2 years ago
#art #comics #movies #Flashdance #Flash #DC 
2 years ago
#Superman #DC #comics #comic covers #Lois Lane #art #Green Arrow #Aquaman #Batman 
Batman & Poison Ivy by Sara Pichelli
2 years ago
#art #girls #Sara Pichelli #comics #DC #Batman #Poison Ivy 
Zatanna by Sara Pichelli
2 years ago
#art #girls #Sara Pichelli #comics #DC 
Poison Ivy by Sara Pichelli
2 years ago
#art #girls #Sara Pichelli #comics #DC #Poison Ivy 
Poison Ivy & Harley Quinn by Sara Pichelli
2 years ago
#art #girls #Sara Pichelli #comics #DC #Poison Ivy #Harley Quinn 
DC Reboot Imminent!

From last night’s mombcast:

DC announce NEW 52! debuting late November:
A spokesperson for the publisher said “Honestly, we figured we’d have to roll back the recent reboot come Easter 2012 due to fan reaction, but we sold so much product this time out, we’ve decided we’re going to reboot the whole line to avoid the fourth issue slump. Depending on how it goes this time, we’re considering making this a regular thing.”

This also landed in JamesMOMB’s inbox. Not sure what the source was - can anyone verify?

I know that the DC52 ended up selling pretty well, but I’m not sure that fans are going to follow them through this. It seems pretty cynical to me.

OH MAN!

2 years ago
#comics #DC #dc52 #news #MOMBcast