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15 hours ago, Factotum said:

Moore will be back. I love him but he seems to say he's quitting every 2 years.

True, but I kind of believe him this time around. He did that "Jimmy's End" film a few years back, and has said he wants to focus more on film work now, and I assume after "Jerusalem" he's probably eyeing up another book idea. Once he's tied up League, I can't really see there being anything else in comics that he would come back for.

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'Jimmy's End' was one of three short films, which work together to form a whole narrative called 'Show Pieces' - it's slow, ponderous and hit-and-miss, but really interesting in a 'Twin Peaks: The Return' kind of way. It's available on Shudder (which I learnt just after watching the box-set). He's also putting together either a TV series or a movie (reports differ) called 'The Show' based on it. 

https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1017093-alan-moore-the-show-offers-a-first-look

He appears to be trying to become Northampton's David Lynch. which was kind of inevitable.

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Ah, Showpieces, that's it, I couldn't remember the name of the whole thing. I backed it on Kickstarter, have the fancy boxset, and thought it was interesting but a bit naff/obvious. I like Alan in it as the washed up double act entertainer/God, though.

 

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As a set-up, I liked it a lot. I thought it got more interesting as it went on - the final piece, I liked a lot.

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On 4/29/2019 at 12:52 PM, Merzbow said:

Have you seen the new Image comic Little Bird? I think you'd dig Ian Bertram's art in it. I find myself going over each panel multiple times looking for things as it's so well done.

I'd never heard of this dude, I looked up his stuff and liked it cheers. One thing I'll say though is he's definitely borrowed a lot from Moebius in his shading.

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Apparently the first issue of Frank Miller and Jon Romita Jr's 'Superman Year 1' comes out next month.

It's on DC's Black Label imprint which appears to be a rehash of the All Star line from the early 2000's.

With that in mind expect issue 2 some time around 2024.

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I've bought volumes 1-3 of the Scalped deluxe paperbacks, only now to find out that they've cancelled volumes 4 and 5. They're available only in hardback so they're obviously sold out at the usual decent (re:cheap) places and have been for months.

Very frustrating as I hate hardbacks, and they're a helluva lot more expensive. Amazon sellers are asking for £25 and sellers oversees want £13, with P&P and customs on top. 

Even then, I am the kind of wanker who wants conformity in his collection so I'll have to buy 1-3 in hardback too.

Bag of shite.

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Having recently come across the 'Metal' series from DC. What is the correct order to read them in? And what's the concept? 

Are they to be read before a certain range of issues? If I'm correct in what (admittedly) little research I've done, they're to be read before Scott Snyder's Justice League run. Is it the same for other titles too? 

I've been out of the loop the last several months or so, these have seemingly cropped up on me out of the blue.

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On 5/30/2019 at 8:51 PM, Mikeymike83 said:

Having recently come across the 'Metal' series from DC. What is the correct order to read them in? And what's the concept? 

Are they to be read before a certain range of issues? If I'm correct in what (admittedly) little research I've done, they're to be read before Scott Snyder's Justice League run. Is it the same for other titles too? 

I've been out of the loop the last several months or so, these have seemingly cropped up on me out of the blue.

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I think you're right that Snyder went on to justice league immediately afterwards. I don't know if there's anything particular to read in preparation. If I'm honest I found Metal a real slog but a lot of people seemed to enjoy it a lot. 

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The Black Mirror is a cracking, underrated one. But you've had a hell of a hit-rate there. Some very good stories.

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