64 PAGE SPECIAL – Snarky. I’m generally not a fan of snarky. Too often it is a lot of noise and posturing trying to cover up for a lack of substance. But 64 Page Special has great coverrs to show, and he is smart enough to realize YEAR ONE is the best Batman storyline.
Recommended shows: BEST COVERS OF 2017 (Introducing me to WONDER WOMAN 151 is achievement enough. See I just did Snarky. 🙂 ), ROOM TOUR ( Bill Cosby FATHERHOOD is a book I really like. Now I know 64 Page being a staunch republican just put the book there to be snarky. But I’m owning it!
Anyone who has followed this blog knows where I stand on Bill Cosby, and this witch hunt conviction. It is a very good book, and the fact that his children have tragically died before him is a horror I would not wish on anyone. That he has had to deal with his latest loss, in the midst of trial and conviction by Yoiutube and Twitter is truly unimaginable. A bit of a tangent there. I do that.
Anyhow that book and the I-SPY dvds and Comics proudly adorn my bookshelf. ).
For a less politically incorrect opinion I also recommend checking out his TOP TEN JUSTICE LEAGUE COVERS episode. Oh and lest you think I am a mindless champion for 64 PAGE SPECIAL, HE railed against Barry Windsor Smith loving Kirby’s art and imagination but bemoaning Kirby’s childish writing.
Windsor Smith was/is right. 64 PAGE lists the deep themes that permeate Kirby’s storytelling, relatively classic themes, especially in his Fourth World series, as a rebuttal against the complaint of weak writing.
No. A book or movie or comic could have really great ideas, really interesting and innovative themes, but still suffer from poor execution of those themes. Poor writing.
I do not hate the writing of Kirby, I FIND HIS EXPLOSION OF IDEAS AND CONCEPTS COMPELLING, and from decades of working with Stan Lee I think he learned plotting. Stan Lee the personality has overshadowed Stan Lee the writer. Read some of his scripts from the Atlas years, prior to Stan out of necessity creating the Marvel methoid, this guy could write anything. And he could write it all well. So Kirby learned the gist of plotting from Stan, enough to get people turning pages, but as far as giving character’s voices, the actual scripting, Kirby’s writing is not going to be confused with great. His writing was clunky. But just the share energy of his creative process, and his images, lets you gloss over that.
Like everyone else I like Kirby’s 70s FOURTH WORLD and CAPTAIN AMERICA but it is hard to argue they are more spectacle than memorable dialog/storyline.
To paraphrase a vice presidential debate.
” I knew the FANTASTIC FOUR I was a Friend of Stan and Jack”s FF, and you Fourth World… are no FF.’
Do your homework if you don’t get the reference.
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An alien concept among the moronic alt-right idiots who come to the genre of superhero comics, a genre that is in its ORIGINS is about social justice warriors, from its creators to its creations, and complain about the medium being what it has always been… about social justice. If you do not like it, get the eff out of comics. I’ m sure you can find a great copy of Mein Kampf to read instead.
I’ m looking at you WE DO NOT LOVE COMICS and COMICS AND SAY NO TO DIVERSITY and CAPTAIN CUMMINNNNN. (not actual names, I just made some up out of the blue. Any resemblance to any real channel is purely coincidental)
Also personal favor, stop subscribing to hate channels. What’s a hate channel? Generally any channel using the acronyms SJW as a curse word in their click bait titles. 🙂 The fact that these trolling abusive channels (You are going to attack Mark Waid? Mark effin Waid? Ta-Nehis Coates – all that hate speech, and attacks on him, from people who generally speaking do not even read the comics. They look at the covers, they read and bandwagon jump other people’s opinion, and they stir up dirt for dirts sake. Talk radio dynamix, ported to youtube. Now the much maligned , don’t publish i, Captain America run has begun, and everyone who actually reads it, likes the book.
So these hate Youtube channels having thousands of views is down to too many good people, shopping and subscribing by the lowest common denominator. Don’t. Do what I do, do not subscribe to them, and after you have for yourserlf seen what their channel is about, stop watching it.
Consign them to insignificance.
That is the major issue of the 21st century. We have confused the noise, with the signal.
So yeah, instead subscribe to 64 page Special, as of this writing, his signal is strong.