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Listened to the first episode of Film Jury a week or so ago and it is a fun podcast.Thanks for the update Mike(even if you did give the hornet's nest a slight rattle) I'll be looking forward to your future podcasts. I'm not a Facebook or twitter user so please drop by again when they are officially up.
Also the story is pretty generic. But then I am not a fan of Peter David. I know it was made to introduce new people to the Avengers. But IIRC the edition with the trade sold out in a day at most Walmarts. So I doubt many non comic fans got a copy. I might end up selling or trading the trade soon,cause I really doubt I will re-read it.This is the kind of forgettable generic cover that bores the pants off of me.
I don't care how well-illustrated it is, it gives me no clue about the story inside.
A Scanner Darkly and Requiem for a Dream are two films that really show what it is like to be addicted to some thing. Talking to friends that have had their battle with drug addiction they have told me how well both these films capture the mindset of an addict.Thanks for the tip about The Prisoner books! And @LibraryBoy you should definitely give it a shot, it's really good, and has some genuinely brilliant moments in it, be they funny or darker!
I have also heard that Marvel bought Malibu cause DC was interested in them. And they were worried that if DC combined their market share with Malibu's they might take teh number 1 spot from Marvel. No idea how true this is. I loved the Ultraverse. And it is another of the 90s "Dead Universes" I have been slowly collecting over the past 7 or so years. With the Ultraverse I have never had to pay more than a buck for any title. But from the issues I have read the quality of the writing went downhill quickly once Marvel took over. I got a Nightman VS Wolverine comic that was supposed to be limited to like 10,000 copies and it is one of the worst comics I have ever read that the big two has published. I seem to remember a Prime VS Hulk comic that came out around the same time. Want to say these comics were only available by ordering them from an ad in teh comics. And cost like 10 bucks or more each.Thank God those weren't personal!@Chuck_Melville: all those "dislikes" are for the ugly-ass 90s superhero covers, not your insights thereupon.
Actually, the Malibu covers weren't nearly so bad as most of the Image covers of that era -- and I rather liked the Breyfogle and Hoberg art!
The Malibu Ultraverse, of course, came to an ugly end after a few years, when Marvel bought the company, lock, stock and color platform -- and it was the computerized color platform that Marvel was mostly interested in. The Ultraverse heroes had a very short shelflife after that, mixing it up with the Marvel heroes with some bleeding between the two universes, (The Godwheel was one of the better attempts during this period) but, because the characters were creator-owned, Marvel didn't have the rights to continue using them and didn't come to any agreement with the creators to do so. Eventually, Marvel seemed to lose any interest in the characters (if, in fact, they ever really had any to begin with), and the Ultraverse just quietly faded away.