Friday, January 13, 2006

T. isn't going to like this ...

... but my latest Comics You Should Own column is up and ready for your opprobrium or, you know, praise (would it be so hard?). Why won't T. like it? Well, it's about Challengers of the Unknown by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, and Loeb is T.'s bête noire. Still, it's a fine series worthy of your attention. Go find out why!

6 Comments:

Blogger T. said...

You know, I read the article and I must say, it has me considering trying Chellengers. Any article that can do that is pretty impressive.

1/13/2006 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Dan Coyle said...

Challengers of the Unknown Must Die is the Jeph Loeb comic for people who don't like Jeph Loeb comics.

It's also for people who like original ideas, decent twists, actual character insight...

...which, of course, isn't liked by DC editorial.

1/14/2006 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Iron Lungfish said...

Okay, between Greg's review and Dan's description, I think I'm going to have to track down this series now.

1/14/2006 02:43:00 AM  
Blogger T. said...

Funny Loeb story from last week, by the way. I went into my local comic shop and there were three employees working that day. One of them was defending a book while the other two were bashing it mercilessly. The two bashing employees said "What's wrong with you? It's basically a mystery with no clues whatsoever. It's the worst mystery ever, a mystery with no clues whatsoever."

I interjected "Let me guess, Long Halloween?"

They were surprised and asked how I knew. I figured as far as worst comic mysteries ever goes, it had to be a toss-up between Loeb's Hush and Loeb's Long Halloween. Well, they're technically the same story but you know what I mean...

1/14/2006 03:12:00 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Well, T. and Mr. Lungfish, I hope I can at least change your mind a little. Challengers isn't much of a mystery - maybe that's why it works.

1/14/2006 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Loren said...

I've read part of the series, but never the entire thing. However, I did read #2, and your piece moved me to finally write up my critique of the Challs' trial.

1/14/2006 04:40:00 PM  

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