pinterest-p mail bubble share2 google-plus facebook twitter rss reddit linkedin2 stumbleupon


The Premium The Premium The Premium

Pipeline, Issue #103

by  in CBR Exclusives Comment
Pipeline, Issue #103


The best thing about this column is that when I just don’t have any
organized thoughts to put together in a given week, I can get away with
this format. =)

  • OK, here are my only comments on Star Wars movie. I liked the
    movie. And I think more people will realize how good this one
    was after they’ve seen the next movie or two.

  • I’ve never read any of the STAR WARS comics. I find it odd in
    the same way I found DC’s release schedules for STARS AND
    S.T.R.I.P.E. or MARTIAN MANHUNTER that Dark Horse
    released both the first issue of their movie adaptation along with
    the TPB collecting the entire adaptation. I’m sure there’s some
    theory behind that. It boggles my mind. I think they’d have been
    better off to just release the TPB, even with two separate covers
    — an artist’s cover and a photo cover. I suppose it’s just all part of
    the Star Wars madness that’s gripped the country lately. I mean,
    could you imagine Dark Horse doing the same with Frank Miller’s
    FAMILY VALUES graphic novel?!?

  • Chris Eliopoulos writes to inform that there
    will be a DESPERATE TIMES trade
    paperback collecting the 4 issues of the
    series that were printed along with all the
    backup strips from the pages of THE
    SAVAGE DRAGON and some new stuff,
    including fan art. It’s due out in September
    and looks to be packed full of goodness for
    the money. So if your shop sold out of the
    hilarious book co-starring comicdom’s only
    drunken sloth (literally), tell them to order it
    for you now. You can thank me later.

  • Also, I should give a little plug to Phriend Phil’s web site. It was his
    DVD of The Predator which I watched last week, and I should
    thank him here for that and plug his excellent web site, filled with
    computer models of various Star Trek vehicles and ships. It’s
    some great 3-D computer work. Take a look.

  • I asked my local Pokemon distributor this week when the Star
    Wars Pokemon action figures were coming out. You know —
    Pokemon Kenobe? She said they were coming in next week,
    along with the rare variant figure. (In case this needs saying: Yes,
    we were joking.)

  • J. Torres, hoping to be the single most-talked about creator in
    Pipeline history, wrote in this week to let me know that Monster
    Fighters Inc. #1 has a currently official release date of June 8th.

  • J. Torres still has a long way to go before he beats Warren Ellis or Erik Larsen.

  • I was so happy to hear that QUANTUM & WOODY is
    returning this fall to print that I did the only thing any fan could do
    to honor this announcement: I caught up on THE BLACK
    PANTHER. It’s an excellent comic. Not as good as Q&W, but
    done in the same style and lots of fun. Now I’m having a blast
    rereading Q&W.

  • FANBOY #5 this week features Batman artists including Neal
    Adams and Frank Miller. For his next trick, Mark Evanier will
    have Alan Moore write a WATCHMEN spoof for FANBOY
    #7. . . Steven Bissette will draw.

  • The longer I read comics, the
    more I’m convinced that the
    only way to do so is in batches.
    I’m enjoying BLACK
    PANTHER now more than
    ever before because there’s no
    4-week wait until the next
    chapter in the story. And let’s face it — my memory stinks.

  • Picked up a copy of RED
    RIVER from Stephen Blue at
    Madison Square Garden a
    couple of weeks ago. It’s really
    weird. I have to read it again
    before I can decide if I can
    recommend it. It’s pretty far out
    there. But he’s a really nice guy, who’s genuinely enthusiastic
    about what it is he does. He’s also got a distinctive art style that’s
    fun to look at. So look out for his stuff.

  • I was pleasantly surprised by CAPTAIN AMERICA:
    SENTINEL OF LIBERTY #11. I have all
    the issues of the series so far but haven’t read
    any of them since the fourth issue or so. Here,
    though, Mark Waid pulls together a
    light-hearted, character-oriented script for
    Walter McDaniel and Anthony Williams to
    pencil. I think it works out rather well.

  • I think THOR gets the award for book I
    keep buying but not reading. Issue #13 just came out and I don’t
    think I’ve read the darned thing since issue #4 or #5. I like the
    book but it’s one that easily confuses you with all the Norse
    names. I need to read this one in a big batch.

  • I still believe that the majority of the BULLDOG rumor that
    Rich’s Ramblings has posted will eventually come true. It just
    makes too much sense for it not to. Of course, this is a topic for
    another column entirely.

  • Just so that people don’t accuse me of being a “typical on-line
    columnist,” allow me to diverge from popular opinion and
    commonly stated “fact” for a moment to say: I’ve never seen
    CHASING AMY and have
    even less interest in their
    comics. AUSTIN POWERS is
    not a great movie. It has its
    moments, but I don’t see vague attempts to string catch phrase
    after catch phrase along on a thin string to be the recipe for a
    great movie.

  • I also resent WIZARD putting AUSTIN POWERS on its cover.
    Pathetic. And the real comic book art backup choice wasn’t that
    great, either. I love Adam Hughes’ art, but I’d prefer to have a
    less pandering choice sometime.

  • I also think Dawson’s Creek is one of the best most consistently
    written show on television today. To a limited extent, GEN13
    could do well by aping that style for its comic. I’m surprised we
    haven’t seen more comics trying it yet.

  • The title of this column is a complete misnomer. Only a couple of
    these bullet points have been a one-liner. It’s the thought that
    counts, though.

  • Ad Free Browsing
  • Over 10,000 Videos!
  • All in 1 Access
  • Join For Free!
Go Premium!

More Videos