Wednesday, June 01, 2005

You Decide 2005 (June)


It starts getting dark later, it is hotter outside, children are beginning to go on summer vacation, and you get the latest edition of You Decide 2005.

The offer, as always, is as follows:

You folks out there all pick a comic title that you think is good (let's try to keep it recent, unless it is an older story available in trade format), and I'll try to hunt down a couple of issues or a trade (no guarantees I'll find them, but I think I'll be able to do okay), read them, and put up an entry about it.

It may not be instanteous, but I eventually get around to every title!

So a whole entry just on one comic that you think is cool...hopefully it will bring the attention of our two blog readers (plus the 8 other blog writers, so hey, that's TEN possible new readers!!!).

Sound cool?

If so, then you decide!!


Anonymous The Eyeball Kid said...

It's not an ongoing, but an annual horror anthology from Dark Horse called "The Dark Horse Book of (blank)". So far they've done Hauntings, Witchcraft, and The Dead. Awesome books, especially the all-new Mignola Hellboy stories and the Evan Dorkin/Jill Thompson collaberations about neighborhood pets dealing with the titular menaces.

6/01/2005 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flaming Carrot Comics (Image/Desperado) #1.

6/02/2005 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Fabian said...

Lucifer! Read the tales of the morningstar!

6/02/2005 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

Okay, I got Flaming Carrot #1 and Lucifer Vol.1

I have the Dark Horse Book of Dead on order.

Keep 'em coming, people!

6/02/2005 07:48:00 PM  
Blogger MarkAndrew said...

Fine. I *KNOW* This is available.

Stray Toasters, then.

6/03/2005 02:36:00 AM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

Stray Toasters?

Such little imagination...hehe.

But sure, it'll be a piece!

6/03/2005 04:05:00 AM  
Anonymous FunnkyGreenJerusalem said...

F-Stop from Oni, written by Anthony Johnston.
His books Julius and Spooked were also good.
His book Closer was not.
He's got a few others, but F-Stop takes the cake for me - nice fun good read, in a style different to the usual comic.

6/03/2005 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Zaki said...

What about Asterix? I'd love to see this blog tackle the many adventures of that diminutive, cunning, moustachioed Gaul, his oversized buddy, Obelix, and the village Druid, Getafix, as well as the many characters they met along the way, including a lot of Romans they beat up silly.

6/04/2005 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

Stray Toasters, F-Stop and Asterix are all on order!

6/05/2005 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger MarkAndrew said...

"Stray Toasters?

Such little imagination...hehe.

But sure, it'll be a piece!"

Geeez. I rack my brain for hours to think of something that I like that comic shops in New York might actually have, and I get "Such little Imagination."

(Although, actually, now I want you to do "RabbitHead." That was.... really... um... yeah.)

6/07/2005 03:31:00 AM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

I'm utilizing the full force of Diamond Comics Distributors here, MarkAndrew!

They don't have Beanworld!

I am sorry!

Oh, and anonymous - Flaming Carrot #1 is going to have a bit very soon, just reread it a couple of hours ago.

6/07/2005 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Zaki said...

Good lord! I can't believe I've nominated Asterix, when I should've nominated BLACKSAD instead! It's your typical film-noir PI story except the PI's a cat. An anthromorphic black cat. So are the rest of the characters that inhabit the universe of Blacksad. They're all anthromorphs. Aka, they're *gasp* Furries *shock! horror!*

However, Blacksad is no ordinary furry comic. Unlike any other Furry comics, this is a very "serious" story. The artwork and the "furries" by Juanjo Guarnido isn't just good, breathless, beautiful, beyond anything "furry" artists like Reed Waller of Omaha the Cat Dancer can put on paper. The animals, sorry, the caharacters have strong anatomical feel in them, with Disney-style expressions on their faces to create emotions (unsurprisingly, since Guardino himself works in the animation scene). The colors are unbelievable: muted, gritty, created to give a grim urban feel. The overallness makes me wanna rant about this cool scene in the second volume, where a bunch of Black Panther analogues walk out of the store. You see the winds blew as you'll see them from a low angle. You don't just see them walking off from the store, you feel them! That was so cool! Guardino really does it!

But lemme tell you about John Blacksad. He's cool. He is just that cool. I love how he smokes his cigarettes when he's pondering about something. I love how his trenchcoat moved about in the wind. I love how he fights thugs in a bar. I love how he charms women with just a raised brow and a disarming smile. But more importantly, I love John Blacksad as a character. He's not a mere furry, he's a person, almost as cool as Philip Marlowe, but just as human as well.

Good lord! My words alone can't justify my experience of me reading Blacksad. You, the self-proclaimed Seekers of Good Comics, must pick up Blacksad and check it out. I implore you to review Blacksad at once!

6/10/2005 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

Try to remember it for July, Zaki...hehe.

6/10/2005 10:56:00 PM  
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