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What COMIC BOOKS have you been reading?
It's also very dense which coupled with my ignorance on superhero comics meant I felt I was losing a sizable amount of the stuff going on. I don't quite get the pirate stuff (I only get it in a rational sense) and it's clear that there's a lot of pointed criticism of the way superheroes are treated that I don't get. This might play a part on my interpretation of the ending quite a bit because the line of what could be streamlined and what is intentional commentary on obtuse plot resolutions is very blurred there.
Still, I enjoyed the book, shame it's so expensive or I would get a copy.
Shellhead wrote: Watchmen is dense with symbolism, but it's otherwise a self-contained work that doesn't require any prior comic book knowledge of the reader. The pirate sequences are a rebuttal of Ozymandias' belief that the ends justify the means. The recurring clock symbol on the covers refers to the cold war era gimmick of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which arbitrarily measured our closeness to nuclear war on a scale of 1 to 15 minutes to midnight. The other recurring clock and watch symbolism in the story is more about quantum mechanics and determinism, in part because Dr. Manhattan can see (most of) the future with such crystal clarity. That's just a bit of the symbolism off the top of my head.
When I first read Watchmen at 13 I was all like, crap it's issue two and the heroes haven't fought each other yet, this is lame. Rereading it at 27 and then again last year (41) I could appreciate it a lot more.
/Well, off to watch some wrasslin'
//John Cena is the worst Face ever
///It's still real to me dammit
I have been collecting Dan Slott's Amazing Spider-Man series. I'm really digging it, I especially enjoyed the Renew Your Vows mini series. It felt like the actual Spidey version of Dark Knight Returns. Not to be confused with Spider-Man Reign, which from what I hear is the Batman version of Dark Knight Returns that happens to star Spider-Man. Anyways back to Slott, I think his series is fun and entertaining but for some reason he is constantly trying to make Spider-Man more like Batman or Iron Man. That bugs me.
Bitch Planet is the real deal. A fantastic feminist takedown and also a trashy exploitation sf comic.
That was the name of that card from then on. Brady went on to work at WOTC (and be a creative lead for Magic) and I'm sad that he never got an actual Crotchwind Scrotumsong card into a set. He's now at Bethesda and has offered to pass on my complaint that dweller names in Fallout Shelter are too short for me to name a vault dweller that.