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Thursday, October 27, 2005

A Good Mormon

Go out and buy a few copies of the Mike Allred Solo if you haven't already. Man, it's fun. It's more fun than playing lazer tag in an abandoned building in the dark, and that's REAL FUN. The art is, of course, beautiful. My favorite story was the Teen Titans party, which is everything that Teen Titans comics should be, but haven't been (in the DCU) since the sixties or so. Get Allred on a Teen Titans title immediately. Quicker than immediately.

There's also an "Adam West" Batman story that certain walking catty stereotypes are taking personally. It's both an allegory about today's superhero comics and an examination of art and philosophy. It's also pretty and fun. Of course, it comes down on the side of "Adolescent, nihilistic superhero comics are pretty stupid." And it's also, generally, preaching to the choir. The folks who are going to agree with Allred are the ones who generally are already reading his stuff. He's right, but I didn't really need to read it. But that almost sounds negative . . .this book is incredibly fun. It is the love of superhero comics. Enjoy it.

8 Love Letters:

Anonymous Roel said...

Just wanted to point out that a lot of the awesome dialogue in the Teen Titans party story comes from Mike Allred's brother, Lee. So he deserves credit as well.

(Hopefully, this message will be considered less controversial than the last set of comments I've left on your board.)

12:19 AM

 
Blogger Joe Rice said...

HOW DARE YOU SAY SUCH THINGS ABOUT LEE ALLRED!

Good point.

5:50 AM

 
Blogger ADD said...

Thanks for taking the "jerk" out of the "kneejerk" in your reaction to this comic, Joe.

7:01 AM

 
Blogger Joe Rice said...

You're welcome, Alan. People otherwise might forget that you shouldn't feel like a comic book is morally judging you for having bad taste.

8:23 AM

 
Blogger Kevin Church said...

I JUDGE GUILTY...

...OF BEING HANDSOME.

11:45 AM

 
Blogger Joe Rice said...

Harriet Miers you're not.

HEYOOOO TOPICAL HUMOR!

11:56 AM

 
Blogger Kevin Church said...

But you have to give me points for that Bizarro-Diction.

BTW: Contemplating a trip down in a couple of weeks. Up for boozing and beating the shit out of someone?

5:44 PM

 
Blogger Joe Rice said...

YES OF COURSE IT IS ALWAYS ACCEPTABLE!!!

3:56 PM

 

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