Comics, etc.

lunchbox12682 wrote:
Mantid wrote:
lunchbox12682 wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Sexual assault? I hate Alan Moore. Leave it to Alan Moore to ruin Lovecraft.

Didn't Lovecraft already have some problematic issues on its own, or am I confusing it with someone else?

Only if you consider racism and white supremency as issues.

So your answer should be "Yes. Lovecraft does have some problematic issues."

Thanks. I forgot if it was him or another older author like Well or something.

Also am I just a dumbass and missed the sarcasm in Rawk's quote?

I see what you mean. Moore took a surprising amount of glee delving into Lovecrtaft's racism, xenophobia, homophobia, anti-Semitism, etc. Definitely one of the authors where I wonder "wait, where are you going here?"

lunchbox12682 wrote:
Mantid wrote:
lunchbox12682 wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Sexual assault? I hate Alan Moore. Leave it to Alan Moore to ruin Lovecraft.

Didn't Lovecraft already have some problematic issues on its own, or am I confusing it with someone else?

Only if you consider racism and white supremency as issues.

So your answer should be "Yes. Lovecraft does have some problematic issues."

Thanks. I forgot if it was him or another older author like Well or something.

Also am I just a dumbass and missed the sarcasm in Rawk's quote?

I’m torn on Lovecraft. On one hand I really love many of his stories. On the other, he was an outspoken white supremacist and that bleeds through in some aspects of his stories.

Alan Moore on the other hand. I genuinely dislike his writing. When I was a teenager I was impressed by his edgelord style, but at some point I realized that’s all he really had going for him.

These days I have more of a trigger reaction from things like assault, abuse, exploitation, etc. I simply won’t consume any media that triggers me in that way.

Thanks for ruining Lovecraft was only halfway sarcastic. None of Lovecraft’s stories that I can recall trigger me in that way.

Lovecraft seemed like the kind of man that would be furious at the idea of groups he hated enjoying and consuming his works. The thought that he would roll in his grave if he knew who the heroes of Lovecraft Country are makes me smile.

Alan Moore had his moments but his Lovecraft comics are not one of them.

I do recommend however his early 00’s series Promethea. It’s his best work in my opinion and is weird, experimental, and philosophical, without his normal dark contrarianism.

I think it's pretty clear that Lovecraft's absolutely abominable views were informed by mental and emotional illness (and possibly his physical illness). That's no excuse, just as the oft-used "those attitudes were just a product of the times" is no excuse - I find that one VERY lame, particularly used about someone who wrote many decades after thousands upon thousands gave up their lives fighting for, in part, freedom for all, regardless of race.

Anyway, my point is, Lovecraft was a crazy, frankly pathetic person. The only reason we know who he is is that he channeled his craziness into some fairly unique and very haunting horror stories.

Oh, also Comixology is having a sale on Image crime books right now, which are some of their best. I picked up some Brubaker/Philips stuff I was missing, and highly recommend anything they've done. Also grabbed Chu, the new spinoff of Chew, a book many here adored. Lastly, I grabbed the two volumes of Nailbiter Returns - I reread the original recently, and again enjoyed it quite a bit.

I also downloaded the free first issue of Gideon Falls since y'all are praising it so much. It is on sale as well.

Also on sale is The Fuse, which I loved, and Copperhead, which I enjoyed. Both are science fiction books about female leading characters who are in law enforcement.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Oh, also Comixology is having a sale on Image crime books right now, which are some of their best. I picked up some Brubaker/Philips stuff I was missing, and highly recommend anything they've done. Also grabbed Chu, the new spinoff of Chew, a book many here adored. Lastly, I grabbed the two volumes of Nailbiter Returns - I reread the original recently, and again enjoyed it quite a bit.

Also on sale is The Fuse, which I loved, and Copperhead, which I enjoyed. Both are science fiction books about female leading characters who are in law enforcement.

I appreciate the recommendations since I love some of Brubaker's work (Fatale) but find some of his other output uninspiring.

The Fuse looks neat!

Anyone that uses Marvel Unlimited, they did a UI update right? How is it?

Finally finished Scooby Apocalypse. I liked it, but the end seemed to wrap up really quick.
They had some good twists and I enjoyed some of the character choices but a few were hamfisted.

Time to reread and finish Invincible.

So I picked up Something is Killing the Children Volume 1 at my local library today. Liking it so far.

Funny side story, the area for picking up holds is in the children's section of the library because that's the only room on the first floor by the reception desk. My hold was not where it was supposed to be so upon inquiry I had to awkwardly stand there while a few folks working at the library called the title back and forth...while we stood in the children's section. I felt a little silly.