The art becomes blocky, ugly computer generated stuff, and within four pages the characters have met God. God takes them skinny-dipping at the dawn of time, and then the rest of the series is devoted to Jemas’ creationist-lite beliefs about the dawn of man, which involve Wolverine, the first human.
It is hard to know which sentence from Comics Alliance’s description of MARVILLE in their The 15 Worst Comics of the Decade, Part 1 is the most mighty. Truly, there were some great moments in infamy in the ’00s. Can’t wait for part 2!
§ The folks at The Hooded Utilitarian are holding a Ghost World Roundtable You’ll find links to posts by kinukitty, Charles Reece, Richard Cook, and Noah Berlatsky in the above link. BUT ALSO SEE
Shaenon Garrity’s take.
§ We did not know that A WIZARD’S TALE by Kurt Busiek and David T. Wenzel was coming back into print.
§ Marvel’s destruction of a Chicago landmark in a comic book draws local media attention. BUt even in fiction there are limits:
“My first choice was to blow up Wrigley Field,” he says. “[Marvel Comics Editor in Chief] Joe Quesada is so in love with baseball, he couldn’t imagine blowing it up.”
MORE BEST OFS:
• ComicsAlliance’s Top 10 Best Comics of 2009
• Splash Page’s BEST OF 2009
• Mania’s 9 Best Comics of 2009
• Flashlight Worthy presents a roundtable survey of The Best Graphic Novels of 2009
• Augie de Blieck takes on the whole damned decade
• Wim Lockefeer adds some European comics to the mix.
• Matt Price runs down the top PERIODICAL series of 2009. It is kinda interesting, since it includes stuff like IRREDEEEMABLE, INCOGNITO, AND Kevin Huizenga’s GANGES.
• Movieline presents The Decade’s Best and Worst Graphic Novel Adaptations, as in…movies.
• Finally, Newsday is now behind a paywall, but before they slammed the door shut, screaming “This isn’t a library!”, we managed to see that their 10 favorite books of 2009 included ASTERIOS POLYP.
Oh, and the boys of Comic Book Club did it with video!
§ Sort of related: Comics Should Be Good continues its reader-chosen survey of the Top 100 Comic Book Storylines and they are up to #3: “The Hollow Man” by Brian K. Vaughan, Lee Ferguson, and Norm Rapmund (X-Men Icons: Chamber #1-4). Now who saw THAT ONE coming!
§ Martha Cornog presents Ten Booze-Infused Graphic Novels