Sean Maher's Quality Control

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Flippity Floppity Floop

I want to thank Zilla for, probably, the single best blog post I've ever seen.

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New Comics Day brings some fun books this week. Of course, Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson get The Boys started, and Arvid Nelson and Juan Ferreyra launch the Dark Horse run of Rex Mundi.

I'm also pretty curious about Phonogram #1 (from Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Image Comics), which Warren Ellis has called "one of the few truly essential comics of 2006." Ten pages from the first issue are up at Newsarama, but I think I'll just drop the $3.50 to see what's up.

Joe Keatinge's work as a professional writer officially kicks off with Ant #8, though his work on this arc is mostly scripting - he'll begin full writing duties (plot AND script) with issue #10. Bring the pain, Joe!

Some usual suspects in there, like Conan #31 and Fell #6.

And Boom! Studios drops Savage Brothers #1, by Andrew Cosby, Johanna Stokes and Rafael Albuquerque. I got a chance to read this a bit early, and it's fun work - imagine of a blend of the smirking amorality of John Constantine, the good ol' boys country recklessness of The Dukes of Hazzard, and the punk rock rollercoastering of Rick Remender's Strange Girl, and you're on the right track. This three-issue mini should be a lot of dark fun. Some info and artwork are at CBR right here.



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Ah, excellent. Christopher Guest and company have returned. Waiting For Guffman, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind are among my favorite flicks from the last ten years, so I'll be looking mightily forward to the new project, For Your Consideration - apparently a send-up of the award show mentality in Hollywood.

Can't wait.

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