No posts for a while alas, but a 'welcome aboard' to the latest Follower of the blog - Black Smoke, who is responsible for the Colour of War blog, well worth checking out.
As always it is a privilege and a pleasure to see someone else signed up, so very much appreciated, thank you.
There should be some painting action next month. After the apparent success of Zomtober (see my other blog on this thread here), my main gaming buddy and I have decided to do something similar with supers minis in November.
We aim to get four minis (minimum) painted in the month of November I think I know the four I will tackle but more details soon; suffice it to say that most if not all will be Pulp City minis.
Two issues in, and New Crusaders from Archie Comics is one of my favourite comics of 'right now'. My tastes in favoured comics can be varied (well varied within the superhero genre at any rate), extending from the dark and mature themes of books like Black Summer, Marshall Law and Watchmen, and Ellis' Stormwatch and Authority, to 'big-screen'-like books such as Ultimates, Morrison's JLA, to the off-the-wall books like Jack Staff and Xombi, heart-felt comics such as Astro City, and populist stuff like Avengers, New Avengers and Civil War, to more sentimental and warmer fayre such as All-Star Superman (also Morrison), Mudman and even Young Avengers (it has such heart that book by Heinberg and Cheung).
Yet amid all that, give me something that captures a tone I recall from way back when I started reading comics more than three decades ago and suddenly I am very, very interested. New Crusaders is just such a comic book, informed by decades of progression of superhero comic books as an art-form, and also the varied history of this stable of characters. For parents (read: probably dads) wanting to have a comic book they can enjoy but can safely show to their kids (harder to achieve these days than it used to be, especially with DC), then New Crusaders is just such a comic book. And I for one am hooked!