JMSNews Community Site

Go Back   JMSNews Forums > Discussion > Comics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-28-2014, 05:11 PM
Jan's Avatar
Jan Jan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 13,357
Dream Police News (SPOILERS)

No, not really any spoilers yet but might as well get ready.

If my calculations are correct, the first issue of the new Dream Police should be coming out in about a month. Joe's Comics just sent out heavy metal Dream Police badges to the retailers and deputized them.

http://jmsnews.com/forums/album.php?...&pictureid=143

Jan
__________________
"Anyone who advocates for "alternative facts" has moved from the language of obfuscation to the language of tyranny." JMS Twitter Jan. 22, 2017
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-04-2014, 03:54 PM
Jan's Avatar
Jan Jan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 13,357
JMS just posted that the cutoff date for your Local Comic Shop to order Dream Police #1 is coming up quickly. And just look at this trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzhU...ature=youtu.be

I may have to read this one on my iPad. Looks like the art's gonna be mind-blowing.

Jan
__________________
"Anyone who advocates for "alternative facts" has moved from the language of obfuscation to the language of tyranny." JMS Twitter Jan. 22, 2017
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Jan's Avatar
Jan Jan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 13,357
JMS just linked to preview pages for Dream Police #1 coming out next Wednesday. Really looking forward to it.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...eview&id=21399

Jan
__________________
"Anyone who advocates for "alternative facts" has moved from the language of obfuscation to the language of tyranny." JMS Twitter Jan. 22, 2017
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-26-2014, 04:47 AM
Ubik's Avatar
Ubik Ubik is offline
Vorlon Visitor
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: York, UK
Posts: 1,944
The scene with the cat was brilliant.
__________________
Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

Kosh: Good!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-29-2014, 04:26 PM
Jan's Avatar
Jan Jan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 13,357
Nice interview and a preview page we haven't seen yet:

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/pag...ntry-1.1773101

Jan
__________________
"Anyone who advocates for "alternative facts" has moved from the language of obfuscation to the language of tyranny." JMS Twitter Jan. 22, 2017
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-30-2014, 06:26 PM
Jan's Avatar
Jan Jan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 13,357
(just posted to JMS' FB page):

Quote:
Originally Posted by me
Great issue! Definitely can't wait for the next one. I love Sid Kotian's art on this one as well as Apocalypse Al. Only one disappointment...have we reached the end of the audio dramas for the first issues? I'd have enjoyed hearing the take on this one.
To expand a bit....why I liked it. Even if you didn't read the original one, you get a sense of the universe (for lack of a better word) Joe and Frank live and work in, seemingly kind of an eternal 'now', which is much like dreams, right? There's obviously a number of denizens of the dream world, some more benign than others, and a hierarchy where some of the dream elements can advance.

This first issue gives you a good feel for the relationship between Frank and Joe. One has to wonder how much of that will change (if any) given the ending of this issue.

Sid Kotian's art is great. I can see the resemblance to his work on Apocalypse Al but it's not so similar as to be distracting.

I'm really disappointed that there was no audio drama for this one. I'd have loved to hear the take that Robin Atkin Downes et al would have done. I'm glad that we had as many as we did, but...yeah, I'm spoiled and I want it ALL, all the time!

And how cool is it that JMS wrote the "Joe's Counter" column from Mumbai?!

ETA: JMS answered my question about the audio dramas. It's as I feared.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fans of J. Michael Straczynski
They weren't getting enough play to justify the costs in making them.
Drat. Such a great idea. Wonder if it might have gotten more play without the QR code part and just posted the URL.

Jan
__________________
"Anyone who advocates for "alternative facts" has moved from the language of obfuscation to the language of tyranny." JMS Twitter Jan. 22, 2017

Last edited by Jan; 05-01-2014 at 02:38 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-08-2014, 03:16 PM
Kal El Kal El is offline
UK Lurker
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sunderland, UK
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jan View Post
(just posted to JMS' FB page):



To expand a bit....why I liked it. Even if you didn't read the original one, you get a sense of the universe (for lack of a better word) Joe and Frank live and work in, seemingly kind of an eternal 'now', which is much like dreams, right? There's obviously a number of denizens of the dream world, some more benign than others, and a hierarchy where some of the dream elements can advance.

This first issue gives you a good feel for the relationship between Frank and Joe. One has to wonder how much of that will change (if any) given the ending of this issue.

Sid Kotian's art is great. I can see the resemblance to his work on Apocalypse Al but it's not so similar as to be distracting.

I'm really disappointed that there was no audio drama for this one. I'd have loved to hear the take that Robin Atkin Downes et al would have done. I'm glad that we had as many as we did, but...yeah, I'm spoiled and I want it ALL, all the time!

And how cool is it that JMS wrote the "Joe's Counter" column from Mumbai?!

ETA: JMS answered my question about the audio dramas. It's as I feared.



Drat. Such a great idea. Wonder if it might have gotten more play without the QR code part and just posted the URL.

Jan
I thought the audio dramas were of such a high quality. It's such a shame they didn't get the number of listens they deserved. Made such a different way of reading the comic and set the voices in my head for the next issues when I read them.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-09-2014, 03:52 AM
Ubik's Avatar
Ubik Ubik is offline
Vorlon Visitor
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: York, UK
Posts: 1,944
That's a real shame about the audio dramas. I can understand why they might not have been awfully popular amongst comics fans. It’s perhaps not a format that this generation (or even my generation) are too attuned to. Also, arguably, you have the comic, which is intended as a comic. It functions fine in that medium and doesn’t really *need* to be presented in another format. I think people like to form their own voices for the characters, or at least I do. It’s why I always avoid film adaptations until I’ve read the book.

That said, it was definitely a cool promotional tool, and I thought it was rather unique. I do hope this doesn’t sour JMS on doing the Crusade audio dramas.
__________________
Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

Kosh: Good!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-17-2014, 08:58 AM
nottenst nottenst is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bowie, Maryland
Posts: 352
I also really enjoyed the audio drama specials for the first issues and was wondering why there wasn't a mention of one for this.

Anyway, I really enjoyed the first issue. It looks like another winner and I'm looking forward to subsequent issues. The art was great, the Dragnet dialogue was nice, and the whole premise looks fascinating.

I have absolutely no idea where my copy of the 2005 one-shot is, but I am pretty sure I must have read it at the time.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-20-2014, 04:16 PM
Jan's Avatar
Jan Jan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 13,357
Issue #3 comes out next Wednesday and JMS linked to some preview pages:

http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/06/20...m-straczynski/

Jan
__________________
"Anyone who advocates for "alternative facts" has moved from the language of obfuscation to the language of tyranny." JMS Twitter Jan. 22, 2017
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-29-2014, 03:47 AM
Jan's Avatar
Jan Jan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 13,357
JMS linked to a nice review for Dream Police.

http://majorspoilers.com/comic-book-...lice-3-review/

I think their review system might be a little off. I gave the writing a solid 5 stars but it showed up as about 4.5 stars.

I'm liking Sid Kotian's artwork on these. There's enough strangeness in the scenes so you know you're 'not in Kansas' anymore but not so much that it feels like you've fallen down the rabbit hole.

Jan
__________________
"Anyone who advocates for "alternative facts" has moved from the language of obfuscation to the language of tyranny." JMS Twitter Jan. 22, 2017
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-30-2014, 09:49 AM
nottenst nottenst is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bowie, Maryland
Posts: 352
I just read issues 2 through 5. The art is very nice and we are getting to know the dreamscape more and more. We are a little closer to getting some answers to the initial mystery and issue #6 should be a big one.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-04-2015, 05:12 AM
Jan's Avatar
Jan Jan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 13,357
Preview of issue #7 that's coming out this week:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/co...ge-comics-2015

Jan
__________________
"Anyone who advocates for "alternative facts" has moved from the language of obfuscation to the language of tyranny." JMS Twitter Jan. 22, 2017
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-04-2015, 04:29 PM
Triple F Triple F is offline
Confirmed User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 486
My knowledge of the subtleties and current trends in the use of English isn’t great, to say the least, especially when it comes to regional variations. But in that second panel on the last page shouldn’t that reply start with “me neither” rather than “me either”
__________________
It's the oldest trick in the book, and the lowest, also the meanest, to take someone's words and paraphrase them to your own benefit, and characterize them with loaded terms to make the other person look bad. Frankly, this kind of tactic is beneath contempt. Grow up.
J. Michael Straczynski
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-04-2015, 05:52 PM
Jan's Avatar
Jan Jan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 13,357
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triple F View Post
My knowledge of the subtleties and current trends in the use of English isn’t great, to say the least, especially when it comes to regional variations. But in that second panel on the last page shouldn’t that reply start with “me neither” rather than “me either”
Not 100% sure but I think 'either' is correct gramatically (as in "I haven't either") even though 'neither' is probably the more common slang version.

Jan
__________________
"Anyone who advocates for "alternative facts" has moved from the language of obfuscation to the language of tyranny." JMS Twitter Jan. 22, 2017
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.