Hola, Bloggers. Just wanted you to know what was coming up in the next two weeks or so, here on “A Trout In The Milk”…and, “TBH” (as the Brits say) wanted to make sure I remembered it all myself…
So here’s what’s in the pipeline:
1. Indiana Jones and the Comforters of Job: or as you might call it, “House” 101.
2. Sex, Psychedelics, and the Single Superhero: BIFF! BAM! Classics Illustrated presents the works of D.H. Lawrence, now with extra fannish genital-strapping.
3. Im In Yur Wheelhouse, Reding Yur Seaguy: a response to Sean Witzke, four months late.
4. I’m Bruce The Shark, Dig-A-Lig-A-Lig-A-Lark: “Jaws” as the first great SF comedy movie. And this will be a MEME, people…!
5. “You Can’t Script This!”: in which Plok gets PLONED, DUDE…!
And further on into the fall, these titles too:
Forgotten Comics: Fantastic Four
The Importance Of Being Victor Borge
Death Wish For QWERTY
The People You Fleece In Dreams
…And a couple I can’t reveal just yet, but I hope to have it all done by January, in time to clear the decks for whatever new obsession Panel Madness is bound to mutate into this February. Sean W. will tell you I’ve been beating my brains out about what it should be…forgetting that the last time it all came in as pure starlit inspiration, and so it’ll have to come in that way again this time around, if it’s to work as well as the last one did.
In other words, you can’t force it!
But now, folks…I left three posts out, of all that list. Two ought to be obvious for people who’ve been reading along for six months or so…and one is newer, but obvious if you just think about it.
First one to name all three gets RAB’s home address for purposes of Hallowe’en pranking!
Or, if RAB gets it first…he gets to pick one of YOU for the same thing!
Oh, let a hundred flowers bloom.
(And by the way, I just want to point out: over on Geoff’s blog, Andy the Fourth World reviewer may’ve said some things I don’t agree with, but you know what else he said? That “The Pact!” was awesome.
I got really excited about that. Because often we’re all coming from different places, different perspectives (maaaan): but it cheered me immensely when he said “I care about Izaya now!”, and with the “Darkseid Thing” looming, I just wanted to acknowledge his great reading of that crucial story. I think Kirby would’ve been pleased to see that even if everything else in his saga lost affect over the years, that story’s still got the power to move people. Because that was a really personal one, eh?
That, and “The Death-Wish Of Terrible Turpin!”
…And while I’m here I’d also like to say what no one else seems to be saying, and God knows why they aren’t (WHAT THE HELL!?!): that David Aja’s MAGNIFICENT story in Daredevil #500 has a wonderful callback to Krigstein’s “Master Race” in it. I think that guy reads his Eddie Campbell. Honestly I truly and sincerely could GIVE A FUCK about Matt Murdock: “Daredevil” at this point…I am not interested in reading any more Miller-derived DD stories EVER. Just don’t care about ’em. No Kingpin story is ever going to match “there is no corpse”, in words or pictures…no story of DD going through the belly of the beast is ever going to touch Mazzucchelli. It’s honestly time to move on. It is.
Except I LOVE!!! David Aja’s work, there. And if you see what I mean, it makes me not give a shit about the story. The story could just be random typings. I don’t disparage Ann Nocenti, she was my very favourite Assistant Editor for God’s sake, I wanted her to move up to full-on scripting…but in terms of old tired mood, old tired atmosphere, old tired post-Miller DD…I think Aja shows the way, and the script could easily just be “jkjlthbgfkktessweh…kklenxbatyejfndfi…!!!”. And if it’s going to be done, then bloody well DO it. This is Marvel’s “Batman And Robin”, and it has a nice awareness of influence…and now it’s over, which is a shame.
…But oh Lord, how I do go on.)