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Comics! (Violent Bastards Edition)

James Bond #6: This is a very physiological version of Bond (nothing sexual implied whatsoever). The villain is one Ellis has written many times, but there are touches of brutality in Bond that feel both interesting and in-character.

East of West #25: One of the superficially quiet issues. Hickman is very good at telling an incredibly dense and eventful story in a way that feels leisurely while being in fact quite fast. I don't think he has ever quite pulled it off with his Marvel work; as much as I love what he does with Doom and the FF, the problem is that the Marvel Universe just doesn't make a lot of sense, and the more cosmic you go, the less sense it makes (same for DC, and then some). But East of West is a world he designed instead of being forced to make sense of like Doom had to, it's just an easier one to work with.

Karnak #3: The usual Ellis mixture of curious facts, cynical musings, and conceptually and/or visually inventive violence; I could've said the same about the Bond one above, or his Moon Knight. I'm not complaining; it's a combination I enjoy.

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razorsmile
May. 19th, 2016 01:48 pm (UTC)
The anonymous Karnak comment was me. I didn't realize I wasn't logged in.
__marcelo
May. 19th, 2016 05:28 pm (UTC)
No problem *g*.

Maybe I got it wrong (and the art isn't particularly clear on this regard), but my impression was that the overawed guy was a random SHIELD bridge crew, not Coulson. Still not ideal — doesn't SHIELD brief them about the sometimes horrifying potentialities of people they work with closely enough to have on the bridge? — but I agree with you, that being Coulson would be very much OOC. The man is pretty much defined by taking superpowered stuff in his stride.
__marcelo
May. 20th, 2016 06:25 pm (UTC)
Please excuse the barrage of LJ messages I just sent you, including the last one, which was misformatted but has the text you want.

Apparently LJ's textbox for composing a reply takes any enter or ctrl+enter as "sure, send this." (Hopefully I'm misunderstanding it, because otherwise it's a whooper of a design choice.)

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