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Thursday, March 09, 2006

As Marvel and DC fall all over themselves to try and snatch every last cent in every super hero comic book fans' wallets, everything starts to look a lot like a circus. The ring master enters the center stage and promises us things of which we have never seen before. Acrobats fly over our heads, performing gravity defying stunts, eliciting a round of well deserved applause. A man swallows a sword whole, bears dance while wearing funny hats, jugglers toss flaming pins to and fro, and clowns just run around making asses of themselves. As this spectacle unfolds in front of us, the ring master is there to reassure us of the miracle that we are a witness to.

If only these crossovers were as entertaining as a real circus, we wouldn't be subject to the depressing level of negative intercourse of comic book bloggers at large. As much as I have(and will) complain about these earnest attempts at grand story telling that are anything but, today is different. Today I bring you a cross over that is worth its weight in gold and so much more. Please forgive me if someone has posted this recently, but I just couldn't help myself.

Courtesy of Alan Moore, Gene Ha, & Company...


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Having just read the 2nd Top Ten trade, turning that page to the full spread of the Secret Crisis War Crossover thing and seeing the word "Galactapuss" in print warmed this cold, dead heart of mine. Oh, am I glad that I waited until March of 2006 to read this wonderful, wonderful book. Fuck reading Infinite Crisis tie-ins and watching Civil War trailers. Smax is next followed by the George Lucas remastered version of DC Universes: The Worlds Of Alan Moore and a very satisifying rereading of Top Ten: 49ers.

Look! Its Bat-mouse and John Ratsatine!

Oh, I could kiss that weird magic wielding comic writing limey bastard right now...


Ken S. said...

Top 10 is truly a thing of joy. I think Gene Ha deserves a lot of credit for these scenes, too.

Spencer Carnage said...

I just listened to an interview at WordBalloon.com and poor Gene Ha has to sit there and be subjected to endless questions about what its like to work with Alan Moore and Warren Ellis instead of focusing on Ha's work. It was a nice interview, but I felt that Ha could have used a little more focus on himself instead of the writers.