Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Feb 2018, 8:44pm

Kory wrote:
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I've never checked out the latter, but when I listened to Morrison's book on superheroes I was curious. Would you recommend?
I'm only six issues in but it's quite interesting. Wolt may have more info than me. I've heard that the more recent Lemire run is really good.
The only Animal Man stuff I know is Morrison’s run (which is great) and 52, which is also great for different reasons.
If I dip my toe at the beginning, will that work? Or is it something that you have to chug thru, like, a dozen issues before it clicks?
Yeah, Lemire is the 52 run.

Regarding dipping your toe in—it could be said that I'm at that point now, having only read the first collection, and I really like it. But from what I understand, it starts to get a lot more "meta" after that—the artist making himself known through the pages of the book. I don't know much, but take the cover of the second collection as maybe a clue:

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Apparently this "meta" stuff ends as Morrison's run does, but I'm interested because Jamie Delano comes on board after a short run each by Peter Milligan (who I traditionally don't like) and Tom Veitch (relation to Rick, I assume), and I really like his work on Hellblazer.
Yeah, it's the meta aspect that Morrison discussed in his book that interested me. I'm generally not into that kind of stuff—I don't like the fantasy to be broken—but Morrison is a self-aware and talented enough writer that I was intrigued. I'm pretty sure it was Wolter and Flex both who encouraged me to check out his All-Star Superman series, which is, without a doubt, the most satisfying interpretation of the character I've read.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 Feb 2018, 8:56am

Can you spray for tigers?
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by revbob » 17 Feb 2018, 9:42am

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I love how its eating a cooked turkey leg.

Hey Mark, If you keep feeding it, it will keep coming around.

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 Feb 2018, 10:02am

revbob wrote:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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Can you spray for tigers?
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I love how its eating a cooked turkey leg.

Hey Mark, If you keep feeding it, it will keep coming around.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Feb 2018, 8:03pm

Stan on Ditko leaving Marvel:
“I had a big argument with Steve Ditko, who was drawing the strip at the time. When we had to reveal the identity of the Green Goblin, I wanted him to turn out to be the father of Harry Osborn, and Steve didn’t like that idea,” Lee explained. “He said, ‘no, I don’t think he should be anybody we’ve seen before.’ I said ‘Why?’ He said ‘Well, in real life, the bad guy doesn’t always turn out to be someone you’ve known.’ And I said, ‘Steve, people have been reading this book for months, for years, waiting to see who the Green Goblin really is. If we make him somebody that they’ve never seen before, I think they’ll be disappointed — but if he turns out to be Harry’s father, I think that’s an unusual dramatic twist that we can play with in future stories.’ And Steve said ‘Yeah, well, that’s not the way it would be in real life.’ And I said ‘In real life, there’s nobody called The Green Goblin.’ And so Steve was never happy about that, but since I was the editor, we did it my way."
http://comicbook.com/marvel/2017/09/12/ ... en-goblin/

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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

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This confirms what I’ve been unsure about for a while: whether Mark Trail is unintentionally ridiculous or whether the creators are leaning in.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Feb 2018, 2:35pm

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This confirms what I’ve been unsure about for a while: whether Mark Trail is unintentionally ridiculous or whether the creators are leaning in.
Definitely intentional. The original strip, as I understand it, was very pro-environmentalist (or at least conservationist) and gosh-shucks adventurism, and the Sunday big panel strips are still just informational pieces, but the regular narrative has a very winking attitude toward adventure strips. It's not an outright humour strip like Beetle Bailey, but it's got light satire to it.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Kory » 26 Feb 2018, 5:19pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 2:35pm
Wolter wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 2:01pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Feb 2018, 8:43am
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This confirms what I’ve been unsure about for a while: whether Mark Trail is unintentionally ridiculous or whether the creators are leaning in.
Definitely intentional. The original strip, as I understand it, was very pro-environmentalist (or at least conservationist) and gosh-shucks adventurism, and the Sunday big panel strips are still just informational pieces, but the regular narrative has a very winking attitude toward adventure strips. It's not an outright humour strip like Beetle Bailey, but it's got light satire to it.
It's starting to remind me of Red Meat.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 27 Feb 2018, 8:54am

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Mark desperately wants for there to be clown casualties. Because he is an Everyman.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Feb 2018, 8:47am

After almost three months (viewtopic.php?f=4&t=28&start=7140#p481095) the stories link up. That's the Mark Trail Guarantee.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Mar 2018, 10:07am

My god, I'm dying here.
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Re: Flex and Wolter's Den of Nerdly Awesomeness

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Mark can't help but betray a grin …
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