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Subj: Re: About "Batman: The Long Halloween" . . .
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 at 09:34:28 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: About "Batman: The Long Halloween" . . .
Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 at 08:00:33 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)
> the biggest difference between LONG HALLOWEEN and Loeb's Superman/Batman stuff (which i also dig) is MOOD.
I don't mind so much the mood, as long as the story is well-plotted, and the final resolution makes sense according to what was previously set up. I can enjoy moody stories as well as silver-agey stuff, as long as it's good.
But Loeb's Silver Agey stuff, just didn't cut it for me. But hey, maybe he's better at other type of stories.
> even though Loeb might have known what kind of story arcs he wanted to tell in S/B... LONG HALLOWEEN is a finite story. and that gives him a chance to set the tone and mood for every scene.
> the other big difference is Mr. Tim Sale.
Tim Sale always marks a difference. The guy is THAT good.
> when he and Jeph Loeb are together, it's pretty much nothing short of magic (see Daredevil: Yellow, Spider-Man: Blue, and Hulk: Grey).
Not much of a Marvel fan, sorry.
I used to be a big Avengers fan, till Avengers Disassembled, which I hated. I gave Marvel a second try with Captain America & the Falcon and The New Invaders and both got cancelled early.
First, they destroyed the Avengers (Avengers Disassembled); then the X-Men (House of M, and that "No more mutants" line), and now they destroyed everything else (in Civil War... the New Warriors killed, the Fantastic 4 split-up, Spiderman's identity made public... a mess, really).
Anyway, thanks a lot for your reply. It's been very helpful.
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