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Old 03-05-2013, 07:29 AM
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My JMS Joe's Comics Interview

New to the community, but a long time fan of JMS.

I've been very fortunate to talk with Joe on several occasions thanks to my 7 years on the Ain't It Cool News writing pulpit.

I'll be sure to share all my juicy tidbits here moving forward.

I'll say now, I've read TEN GRAND and it's fantastic. Review coming shortly.

In the meantime I did an interview with Joe about the past, present, and future of Joe's comics that you can find here: http://robpatey.com/2013/02/28/j-mic...f-joes-comics/
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:39 AM
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Welcome Optimous/Rob (which do you prefer?)! Thanks for taking the trouble to get registered and come play!

Color me JEALOUS that you've gotten to read TEN GRAND already!

Hope to see you around regularly.

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:48 AM
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New to the community, but a long time fan of JMS.

I've been very fortunate to talk with Joe on several occasions thanks to my 7 years on the Ain't It Cool News writing pulpit.

I'll be sure to share all my juicy tidbits here moving forward.

I'll say now, I've read TEN GRAND and it's fantastic. Review coming shortly.

In the meantime I did an interview with Joe about the past, present, and future of Joe's comics that you can find here: http://robpatey.com/2013/02/28/j-mic...f-joes-comics/
Welcome to the forums, also cheers for the excellent interview! Very much looking forward to Joe returning to creator owned stuff, having not been too enamoured of his work for the big two. Ten Grand looks like it could be a real winner, it's a big bonus to see Templesmith on board too! Been a big fan of his art for a while.

I wasnÆt previously aware of the history around Rising Stars & MGM, which resulted in all the wrangling that seems to have gone on between Top Cow and JMS towards the end of the run. That would explain the numerous artist change ups, which did sort of ruin my enjoyment of the latter half of that series. The art went from looking great, to a bit uneven and phoned in. Still, it remains a great series, which really established Joe as a solid comic book scribe.

One comic I wish youÆd asked about was Supreme Power, which was brilliant until it seemed to just fizzle out. I really wish that one hadnÆt been abandoned as it seemed to be building an excellent arc on a par with Rising Stars.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:31 AM
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Optimous or Douche or Rob works...whatever you feel based on what I post

It probably can and will change

I didn't want to mire the interview in too much past work, but Joe is always willing to talk so we end up down that path eventually.

SUPREME POWER is one of my faves though.
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SUPREME POWER is one of my faves though.
Agreed, although I didn't follow it when it left the MAX label, which is when I believe the problems started.
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Agreed, although I didn't follow it when it left the MAX label, which is when I believe the problems started.
TOTALLY!!!! They also expanded way too quickly. Why is everyone so afraid to let a universe grow organically these days.

New 52 should have been two titles - BATMAN & SUPERMAN and then see what comes.
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TOTALLY!!!! They also expanded way too quickly. Why is everyone so afraid to let a universe grow organically these days.

New 52 should have been two titles - BATMAN & SUPERMAN and then see what comes.
Never really been a big DC fan (or Marvel for that matter), and the New 52 just struck me as yet another cynical marketing event with no consideration for their existing audience / fan base. Of course, this is the same DC that retired the Vertigo imprint, which produced a LOT of comics I rate very highly. Transmetropolitan, The Invisibles, etc... lots of classics there.

I heard that the New 52 Swamp Thing and Animal Man titles were good, may give them a look when they hit TPB. But, I can’t help but think that the same could have been done just by starting a new arc of each respective series with the same creative teams.

I totally agree that things should be given time to find their place and grow. The big two are far too quick to derail everything good in the name of some ill conceived mega event. I’m always thankful when we get a good consistent run by a creative team I like. These do happen, but are few and far between. I’m thinking of things like the Bendis / Maleev Daredevil run, or turning back time a bit, Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing run; when creators can really put their own stamp of character and run with it for a meaningful period of time without it getting messed with.

JMS almost had that with Amazing Spider Man. There were some truly great moments, but after the Sins Past storyline I felt like it dipped in quality quite seriously and never really found its feet again. I for one am very pleased he’s going back to creator owned work.
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