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Just Finished:: Angela: Asgard's Assassin, vol 1: Priceless. Which I really liked! I didn't LOVE it, like I was expecting to, but it's still a really interesting book with solid characters and SUCH BEAUTIFUL ART OMG.

Currently Reading: Starman, vol 2: Night and Day. I haven't got too far into this, but my god you guys Starman is amazing and I'd recommend it to anybody. It's just got such solid writing, and a really grasp of why superheroes are basically the greatest thing in the universe.

Coming up: GUESS WHO DOESN'T KNOW. That's a bad question, it's me every time. Um. UM. Maybe Batman: Harley and Ivy? I've been meaning to get around to it for a while, and since I now have a copy on my phone...

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ragnarok_08
Apr. 21st, 2016 02:38 am (UTC)
Asgard's Assassin sounds neat, and Starman sounds just amazing :)
doreyg
Apr. 26th, 2016 10:13 am (UTC)
Starman is so good! I really love it. :)
night_owl_9
Apr. 21st, 2016 03:38 am (UTC)
I'm intrigued by Harley and Ivy. I hope you like it!
doreyg
Apr. 26th, 2016 10:14 am (UTC)
I really did! It was a lot of fun, very in the style of Batman: TAS. :D
ladymercury_10
Apr. 22nd, 2016 03:10 am (UTC)
I was pretty meh on Asgard's Assassin, but gosh, the art was pretty. Stephanie Hans is pretty great.

Sell me on Starman?
doreyg
Apr. 26th, 2016 10:22 am (UTC)
That's basically my stance! It wasn't exactly a bad story, but considering the writers I was expecting a little more weight to it. The art pretty much made up for it, though! SO PRETTY.

Starman is excellent! It's a comic book which came out largely in the 90s (so does have some 90s typical attitudes, just as a warning), and is basically a wonderful story about the tension between the golden age of superheroes and the modern age of superheroes.

The main character is Jack Knight, a tattooed junk dealer and an adorable failure at being an adult a lot of the time, who does not at all want to be a superhero at the start but is driven into showing just how much of a hero he can be. The focus is largely on him, but it's also on Ted Knight - his father, the original Golden Age Starman - and The Shade - a Victorian immortal with shadow powers, and also possibly the best character ever - and various other Starmen and also the reaction of the public to superhero powers.

It is basically an essay on the evolution of comics between the 1940s and the 1990s, but unlike a few more recent comics *Eyeballs Geoff Johns* it does it in a way that condemns neither. It's about the world changing, and how people deal with that and find that it's not actually that bad a thing. Dark things happen, but it has this wonderfully hopeful tone which I absolutely love. It's entirely about hope, and the varying natures of heroism, and the power of stories to change lives.

...And I'm not sure how much sense that makes, but I'd really recommend giving at least the first arc a go! It's a real love letter to the things I love about comics, and actually seems to critically examine the things I don't love so much about comics surprisingly often. I haven't finished reading it all yet, but it's definitely recommended on all levels. :D
ladymercury_10
May. 1st, 2016 04:21 am (UTC)
That sounds really cool. Is it a Vertigo title? Or is it mainstream DC? And does Starman have any connection to Stargirl or is it a naming coincidence?
doreyg
May. 9th, 2016 10:25 am (UTC)
Mainsteam DC, surprisingly! But the creator had a hell of a lot of control over it. And I don't think he did initially, but I think something along those lines might happen later on in the run. It does a really good job of tying things into each other! :)
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