Thursday, June 14th, 2012

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So, my comics dealer sent me the Night of the Owls Batverse crossover stuff this week. Mostly I decided to get them because I have really been enjoying the storyline in Nightwing, and this would give me an opportunity to dip my toe into the titles I had decided against getting. Mostly, reading them has confirmed that I was right in which books I had selected. Batwing remains full of well-intentioned benevolent racism, Catwoman's art is just embarrassingly awful - by turns sexist and jaw-droppingly anatomically inaccurate, Red Hood and the Outlaws is cringemaking in it's constant references to Roy and Starfire's sexual exploits, and All-Star Western is just baffling.

I really, REALLY didnb't like the Batman Annual. It took a lot of the ambiugity away from Mr Freeze and made him more of a straight mad deluded villain; I kind of liked him being noble-but-misguided, even if Nora WAS the original Woman Inna Fridge.

The comics I am really enjoying at the moment mostly weren't involved in Night of the Owls. Batwoman continues to be intricate with character and story and beautiful in art; Justice League Dark is by turns creepy and hilarious, stuffed with dark humour and beautiful interplay between Constantine and Zatanna; and Birds of Prey is stackloads of fun, and I am really loving what they are doing with Poison Ivy (or as Starling refers to her, Crazy Plant Lady).

Outside of the main DCnU I am loving New Deadwardians and IDW's Doctor Who comic, which has just finished Casablanca With Silurians (art by a very good Mike Mignola impressionist). And the first issue of WhoTrek has really whetted my appetite for more.

Any of you lot been reading any good American stuff?
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... is a dress I made for Miss Holly to wear to her birthday party on Sunday. I knocked it up in three hours, from sketching it on paper to letting her try it on, and... I'm pretty bloody pleased with it if I'm honest. It's not perfect, and if I was doing it again there's a couple of things I'd change, but I'm happy with the overall design and shape, and most important of all, Holly LOVES it. She's described it as "epic", which is the best compliment you can get from a nearly-9-year-old....

hastily snapped on phone in dark room pics below the cut )

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