Sunday, March 18, 2007

Am I missing something?

I love Jeff Smith's work. Bone is an incredible achievement. It makes me wonder why I'm not at all digging his Shazam book.

I know I have a chip on my shoulder when it comes to superhero comics. My friend Mike once called me "A Comic Snob", but I was really looking forward to this book and very open to it. Everyone seems to be raving about it, but I'm finding it to be pretty sloppy so far.

It just looks rushed to me. Stiff poses, awkward and ill-proportioned characters... There's some good stuff in there too, but I'm not really being drawn into the story very much to enjoy it.

I have the distinct feeling I should stop right here at issue #2, but I suffer from the almost total inability to stop reading a book or watching a movie I've started, even if I'm bored to tears. Case in point: The Dark Knight Strikes Back.

Frank Miller, you owe me. Why I kept buying and reading that piece of shit is a mystery to me. I have NEVER hated a comic so much in my life and yet I gave that guy my hard earned cash like a frikken zombie. I hope some day to meet him so I can return the books and ask for a refund.

Anywho, this is no where near as wretched as that. I'm just rather passive about it much to my dismay.


Anonymous said...

If you think DK2 was shite, buddy boy (and I've never read it, by the way) check out (actually, don't) the All Star Batman and Robin series Miller is writing with art from Jim Lee. Absolute garbage. It's supposed to be on a monthly schedule and, in over the past year, I think they made it to issue 4 or 5 so far. But, like you, I keep shelling out the bucks. Thank God I'm not into all those Marvel mutant comics.

Troy Little said...

I took a look at that book and quickly set it back on the shelf. There was I time I really liked Jim Lee's stuff but now I find it an over-rendered mess. As much as I like Miller's Sin City books, DK2 makes me second guess ever picking up anything by the man.

Blair Kitchen said...

I was all set to buy Shazam #1, but when I got to the store, I picked it up, flipped through it, and put it back. It just didn't interest me, and it didn't look like it was worth the cover price. If it was 2.99, I probably would have bought it, just to give it a chance, but when it starts to be 5 or 6 bucks (I forget how much it was), I need to know I'm going to like it. Maybe I made the right decision.

Troy Little said...

It's $7.25 CAN (X4)... Yeah, I'm being a sucker. One more reason to wait for TPB collections.

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Terry said...

Congrats' on your upcoming hardcover (looking forward to adding it to my collection when it comes out). Sorry to hear about your purchase Shizaster.