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 Post subject: The Comedian
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:20 pm 
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The issue's not out yet, but take a gander at this: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2012/06/18/bef ... ian-comic/

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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Doing some wet work for the Kennedy's...

This is gonna be interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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The next installment in the endeavor is sure to be provocative for another reason altogether. In the opening pages of The Comedian #1 (on sale Wednesday), set in the sixties, the titular character — a morally murky vigilante turned black ops bag-man (real name: Edward Blake) — is not only revealed to be surprisingly tight with the Kennedy clan, but is tasked by a certain iconic First Lady with eliminating a certain iconic movie star famously linked to her husband (and brother-in-law).


The JFK/Marilyn Monroe angle is something Azzarello has already covered in 100 Bullets. Not sure how I feel about him going back to that, or the fact this might make Blake's past a little less ambiguous.

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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Just one more day...


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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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Just one more day...

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Oops, looks like the image didn't post. Here you go:

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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Oops, looks like the image didn't post. Here you go:

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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Just read it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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Just read it.

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Azzarello is a pretty good writer, but from the reviews I've read, this issue isn't good. I saw a few pages from it and I'm not sure I like the idea of Blake being buddies with the Kennedy's, or Jackie Kennedy plotting murder.

A shame too, since he created such a gleefully sadistic character in Lono: https://dcomixologyssl.sslcs.cdngc.net/i/0155/18333/9930dcaf38f3a7287511eeec3cace5ca.jpg?h=f2b8104531f94aca1ef4452f1ef2a5c1

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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Godziller66 wrote:
Just read it.

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Azzarello is a pretty good writer, but from the reviews I've read, this issue isn't good. I saw a few pages from it and I'm not sure I like the idea of Blake being buddies with the Kennedy's, or Jackie Kennedy plotting murder.

A shame too, since he created such a gleefully sadistic character in Lono: https://dcomixologyssl.sslcs.cdngc.net/i/0155/18333/9930dcaf38f3a7287511eeec3cace5ca.jpg?h=f2b8104531f94aca1ef4452f1ef2a5c1

Yeah, it wasn't particularly great, but the thing making me go lolwut is the end where *it shows that the Comedian clearly didn't kill John Kennedy.*

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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That's lame.

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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That's lame.

Yeah, it was a pretty weak issue with a pretty weak twist. I have a feeling this series is gonna be one of the first to go in the non-canon pile.

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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Here's a review of the issue: http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/06/20/review-before-watchmen-comedian-1/

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t3cii wrote:
That's lame.

Yeah, it was a pretty weak issue with a pretty weak twist. I have a feeling this series is gonna be one of the first to go in the non-canon pile.



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{It basically retroactively spoils the ambiguity of Blake's joke about not wanting to be asked about his whereabouts during the assassination. It's such a dark joke, because the idea that he could have killed Kennedy seems not only possible, but likely, yet you have no real way of knowing. Until later when Veidt casually mentions the Comedian was in Dallas, with Nixon. Then it's almost certain that he did kill him. Not only that, but since he may have taken part in the one of the biggest conspiracies of all time, it sheds new light on his feelings towards Vedit and his plan. That even he is sickened by what Veidt plans on doing.}

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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Just read it.

Fucking hell, it's crappy.

Don't think I'll be buying #2 before reading reviews..


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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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I hope Azzarello's Rorschach is better, at least. He usually comes up with some pretty great stories.

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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Too bad Eduardo Risso didn't do illustrations. His artwork works so well with Azzarello's writing. Also, he one did a Watchmen illustration:

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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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I just read this.


I actually enjoyed it, with the Monroe bit and all.


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 Post subject: Re: The Comedian
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Comedian doesn't feel like Comedian, monroe bit seemed rush, the ending was the only thing "good".


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 Post subject: Dead Head
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t3cii wrote:
Too bad Eduardo Risso didn't do illustrations. His artwork works so well with Azzarello's writing. Also, he one did a Watchmen illustration:
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Alan Moore (through Rorschach) wrote:
On Friday night, a Comedian died in New York. Someone threw him out of a window and when he hit the sidewalk his head was driven up into his stomach. Nobody cares. Nobody cares but me.

Too bad Mr. Risso didn't (take) care.


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