I might have accidentally missed it if you talked about it on the show but I was wondering what you thought about The Terrifics series coming out soon?
I don't think you've missed any discussions about The Terrifics, but my memory isn't what it once was, so you never know!
As to my opinion on the subject, as a "pitch", it's a cute homage/knock-off that throws a nice dig Marvel's way--"Well, if you're not gonna publish Fantastic Four, we will!"--so I can get behind that. That said, without seeing how the actual book plays, it's hard to say anything about the tone and tenor, and that would be paramount to me as something paying proper tribute to the "World's Greatest Comic Magazine".
Additionally, alone amongst all my colleagues both present-and-past (and apparently all of comicdom!), I'm not a big fan of Jeff Lemire's work. I recognize the qualities within it that touch other people so, but they don't speak to me somehow. I've tried, most recently with Black Hammer which you'd think would be in my wheel-house, but nothing seems to click with me.
I'll try an issue or two of The Terrifics (heck, I bought the Gerard Way Doom Patrol for a while until the delays set in!), so maybe this will be the one?
I'm similar on Jeff Lemire's stuff but just in case you find it lying in front of you sometime Bob, take a look at his recent Moon Knight - I thought it was absolutely fantastic, a complete head-mangling eye-popping experience. Normally he leaves me pretty meh... but Moon Knight was possibly my favorite book of last year, can't recommend it enough.
Meeting someone halfway when you are completely wrong is only part of the journey [BatFonz, 2013]
I'll keep on the look-out, although Moon Knight and I have some difficult history, as I kept trying new series/iterations without ever feeling the Shadow-y vibe that attracted me to the character back in the early days!
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2017 13:53:27 GMT -5 by Bob Reyer