Jon Maki

  • It was a pretty good batch of books this week. And also Wonder Woman.

    That fact coupled with the lack of any sort of recurring or relevant theme in the books themselves or in my life this week has made it tricky […]

    • Darksaid is lying, or at least I hope so. Cause I can’t accept Him not using the Anti-Life Equation the moment it’s complete. Hence why it can never be complete in “canon” stories

  • It’s Saturday, and you know what that means…because if you don’t know what it means, you’re probably not here looking at this anyway, so who am I even talking to?

    Anyway, I bought comics. Let’s you – whoever you […]

  • Jon Maki commented on the post, Spotlight Sunday 6.10.18, on the site OpenDoor Comics 1 week ago

    Yeah, I mean, it has to involve time travel, given the many epochs separating the two heroes, but it’s a question of what kind of time travel, and towards what end? With Wonder Woman/Conan, it was the mystical Corvidae entertaining themselves, but here we have to wonder who – or what – Eson Dull is, and what his motivations are. Is Dull just doing…[Read more]

  • An overwhelming lack of enthusiasm means that there are spoilers ahead for…

    Red Sonja/Tarzan #2
    Writer: Gail Simone
    Artist: Walter Geovani
    Cover: Aaron Lopresti
    Rated Teen+
    $3.99
    Dynamite

    “I quite feel tha […]

    • Yeah, I mean, it has to involve time travel, given the many epochs separating the two heroes, but it’s a question of what kind of time travel, and towards what end? With Wonder Woman/Conan, it was the mystical Corvidae entertaining themselves, but here we have to wonder who – or what – Eson Dull is, and what his motivations are. Is Dull just doing it for the sake of the whole “A Sound of Thunder” time safari kind of thing – which would fit with what we know of him; he’s introduced in 1921 killing what may well be the last Tasmanian Tiger, before somehow popping up in the Hyborian Age and assaulting Sonja – or is there something more? Is he from the future? The past?
      Despite my lack of enthusiasm, there are things left to be discovered is what I’m saying, I guess.

  • I show you what I bought, you take a look, then, hopefully, you come back tomorrow to see which of these comics – if any; I might choose something else entirely – I write about.

    That sums it up. Here’s the part […]

    • I’d pick the wonder women just because I want to hear your thoughts on the Lantern colors and how they work (or don’t) now in Rebirth.

      Either Red Sonja for the 2nd choice

      And something from the vault for a 3rd.

  • In a rare advance look into my thinking, I’ll mention that I’m holding off on writing about The Man of Steel until the mini-series is complete. I will say that I liked the first issue more than I expected to; it […]

    • the taken reference is apt. So 1980s scripts had Russians, so the 90s recycled by: setting it in the 80s-early OR their disavowed KGB. While the 00s seem to follow Die Hard and just have indeterminate Slavic accent villain/s OR Russian Mob. So him doing “modern” Noir it just would come naturally to his mind.

    • Also I read all of Fatale, I wasn’t that impressed by either the art or the writing.

  • Yeah, he’s a robot. The story is surprisingly dark and disturbing, but also kind of touching. These DC/H-B (and DC/WB) crossovers have been very odd.

  • Being late to the party means I missed out on the one DC/H-B crosssover I was most interested in (Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey), but I still grabbed one of them, anyway.

    Let’s take a look at what we have to […]

    • Yeah, he’s a robot. The story is surprisingly dark and disturbing, but also kind of touching. These DC/H-B (and DC/WB) crossovers have been very odd.

  • I don’t know of one. Superman marrying Lana has mostly been the province of “Imaginary Stories.” I don’t think we’ve ever seen an actual established Earth-N*, or whatever, that’s an established part of continuity like Earth-Two in which they’re married.
    As far as the Earth-[Number or Letter]s that we’ve seen go, Earth-Two is about the only one…[Read more]

  • I considered taking a look at the final issue of Super Sons this week – it was pretty good! – but some thoughts I didn’t fit into last week’s post and a conversation at the comic shop mean taking a dip into th […]

    • Is there a Earth-# that Superman marries Lana Lang? Like How Archie #600-606 has a timeline split where he marries Veronica in one and Betty in another

      • I don’t know of one. Superman marrying Lana has mostly been the province of “Imaginary Stories.” I don’t think we’ve ever seen an actual established Earth-N*, or whatever, that’s an established part of continuity like Earth-Two in which they’re married.
        As far as the Earth-[Number or Letter]s that we’ve seen go, Earth-Two is about the only one that’s focused at all on Superman, or even had a Superman. (Until what Morrison recently did with Multiversity, at any rate). Most other Earths beyond One and Two were populated by different characters, like the Freedom Fighters (Earth-X), or the Marvel Family (Earth-S).
        Even the “Imaginary Stories” (or later “Elseworlds”) with them married are few and far between. I think that he might marry Lana in the one in which Clark becomes Batman and Luthor becomes Superman, but it’s been a while since I’ve read that. And he’s married to Lana at the end of the first “Generations,” but that’s in the far future, and he had already been married to Lois (he was a widower) in the past.

        *N for “Nightmare” because that’s what being married to Lana Lang would be.

    • *N for “Na Na Na NA” I’m not listening you Lois-ite.

  • It’s Saturday. I’ve been to the comic shop. This is what I bought.

    I may write about one of these tomorrow, or I may write about some other comic entirely.

    So you know what I got, but you don’t necessarily know […]

  • We’re finally seeing blue skies and sunshine this morning, and I find myself barely remembering what that was ever like, which brings to mind the plight of some mythical creatures, meaning that there are s […]

  • It just won’t stop raining here, and I’m tired and irritable and can’t think of anything clever to say, so let’s just do this.

    From DC:
    HARLEY QUINN: HARLEY LOVES JOKER #1 – Paul Dini returns to the character he […]

  • After a lot of internal back-and-forth about which book to focus on, some stray thoughts about the continued record-breaking success of the latest Marvel Studios offering means that there are spoilers ahead […]

    • You know I kind of always like the assumed Marvel answer to “Who’s Watching the watchmen?”
      A Watcher, well who’s watching him?
      Another Watcher, well who’s watching him?
      Another another Watcher, well who’s watching him?
      Another another another Watcher, well who’s watching him?
      and so on.

  • It’s something of a probationary week, with a few titles that I’m giving a chance to wow me before I decide whether to drop them entirely, add them to my pull list, or start trade-waiting after the first arc […]

  • The inclusion of an unusually timely and topical story means that there are spoilers ahead for…

    Action Comics Special #1
    Writer:  Mark Russell, Max Landis, Dan Jurgens
    Artist:  Francis Manapul, Will Conrad, Jil […]

  • Happy Free Comic Book Day!

    Normally I hate standing in line…and today wasn’t any different, but I was pleased that the line I had to stand in just to get into the comic shop was so long. (Though I did still […]

    • I vote for Lex Luthor. Though not in any real life context, well except you are real so therefore it would be real life….Anyway that’s my un-offical vote

  • I’m going to guess that no, you aren’t the only one, but clearly there are enough people who don’t share your view, even if the book is not exactly setting the world on fire in terms of sales, as it doesn’t even break the top 100 books most months. (Some of the trade collections do, however.)
    Prior to the relaunch with Tim Drake in the role, which…[Read more]

  • It’s not the best or most interesting comic I read this week, but it is the best example of a kind of inadvertent theme I noticed in my purchases, and so there are spoilers ahead for…

    Batman Beyond #19 […]

    • So am I the only one that thinks that Batman Beyond shouldn’t have a legacy?
      Honestly it was better then it had any right to be, but it was wearing a bit thin by the end of the animated show?
      And if it needed a legacy maybe Superman Beyond or Static Shock Beyond and not even both in the same continuity with BB but rather “the future of an old Superman/Static” so the writers could have free reign to sell this retired super-hero future.

      • I’m going to guess that no, you aren’t the only one, but clearly there are enough people who don’t share your view, even if the book is not exactly setting the world on fire in terms of sales, as it doesn’t even break the top 100 books most months. (Some of the trade collections do, however.)
        Prior to the relaunch with Tim Drake in the role, which led to Terry eventually assuming it again, there was a “Batman Beyond Universe” comic, which also had stories about the Justice League Beyond (there was a really good storyline that featured the Justice LORDS Beyond), and there was a spin-off “Superman Beyond” comic. (It was either a mini or a one-shot – I’m too lazy to check.)
        As mentioned, while they’re retaining a lot of the elements of the show, it’s more squarely set in the current DCU’s future, and it differs from the show in some other significant ways, as the world is still recovering from the events of the “Future’s End” crossover event from some years back, so there is a certain amount of freedom.
        But really, it boils down to the fact that DC – because it’s popular – is firmly committed to a Bat-centric approach to everything, and if there’s some Bat-property they can eke some profit out of, they’ll do it. And really, that’s only a problem inasmuch as the number of comics they can produce is limited, so it does stand in the way of other ideas being explored, but that’s just the nature of the beast.
        Which is why people who want to see new and exciting ideas should start putting their own new and exciting ideas out there, or, more to the point, out here, at OpenDoor Comics!
        (Yes, I hijacked your comment and used it as an opportunity for self-promotion. And I don’t even feel bad about it.)

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