Sunday, August 07, 2005

Thor's Comic Column


Finished a new reveiw for "CHUD: Thor's Comic Column" (See the "Links" section) spotlighting Green Arrow #53 and a return to the "mainstream" for Bill Messner-Loebs.

As usual, here's the first paragraph:

Few creators can boast about compiling significant writing stints on such diverse-in-tone characters as The Flash, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Thor, Impulse and The Maxx. Few can say that they wrote them well. Bill Messner-Loebs can and he has every right to. During the 90’s, I was constantly amazed by the man’s ability to somehow interpret Sam Kieth’s perplexing “adventures” of The Maxx. I read his four-year run on The Flash where he, not Mark Waid or Geoff Johns, re-introduced many a new fan to the fabled “Rogue’s Gallery.” I was pleasantly amused in his attempts to depart on Wonder Woman, humanity by having The Amazonian Princess get a job in a fast food restaurant. While Messner-Loeb’s never appeared on Wizard’s list of “hot” writers, the people who read his work knew his voice to be one of the most unique in comics.

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It should post soon soon. I humbly ask you to read it.

3 comments:

methane said...

A nice article. I really liked his Flash, though I got out of comics before he went to most of that other stuff.

BTW, in this phrase: "to depart on Wonder Woman, humanity". I think you want to use impart. I could be wrong, but I don't recognize 'depart' being used that way.

Anonymous said...

Loved his Dr. Fate as well.
-Mr Ripley

Devon said...

You're absolutely right, methane.