Monday, February 27, 2006

comic book denial

Here's a news item aimed at regular reader Stevie Quin, who recently decided to deny the fact that he reads comics right here at this site. In that case, you've never been totally gay for Neil Gaiman, and will be totally disinterested to hear that he's working on a re-working of the old Jack Kirby series THE ETERNALS for Marvel, that John Romita Junior has been announced as the series' artist at the New York Comic-Con, and that here's a few samples of Romita's groovy character designs.


kelvingreen said...

I'm interested. Gaiman does "mythology" well, and JRJR is a perfect match for this Kirbyesque stuff.

But it'll sell sod all because stupid Wolverine's not in it.

Stray Toaster said...

No, Gaiman does not do mythology well. He appeals to miserable teenagers in black who think they are 'deeper' than the rest of us, who are too 'shallow' to get his work, when really, all his Sandman stuff was tosh (except Brief Lives), but his other stuff (esp. with McKean) was ace, but no, the 'sensitive' types get hung up on Death and Dream, thinking their cosmic thoughts and wondering why the world shuns their aesthetic and pure outlook, why they can't just be left alone with their perceptive and original outlook on the universe.

grrr. *breathe* *relax*

I am sure I have done that rant longer and better, but can't find it. Ah well. I did find:

though. Oh, and my fave girl-with-kncokers:

Quinner said...

We maybe someone with a tad-bit of imagination can update and improve Jackass Kirbys attempt.

But I will wait to see (not holding my breath though). Suited and booted clowns really ain't my scene

Mark said...

THE ETERNALS is far from my favourite Kirby work, but if the rumours are true that Marvel are going to collect the whole thing in one big hardback to coincide with the launch of the Gaiman series, I'll be a happy man. And yeah, my favourite Romita Jr work is when he channels Kirby - his THOR run was top-notch, despite the frequently laughably bad writing. Let's just say I dropped it like a stone when he left.

"Jackass Kirby" - bwahahah! Nice try, but I ain't bitin'!

Oh and stray toaster - yeah, I loved Grendel, too. I'm guessing we're of a similar vintage of comic book readers. Y'know, the kind who get all misty-eyed about that period from the mid-eighties to the start of the nineties.