Thursday, September 3, 2009

The old desert island question...

Since I've got to be up in a couple of hours for History class, I don't have time to do a proper review for the comics I've read these last two days. For the record, I've been reading through the Kingdom mini-series from DC back in the late 90's and last night I had the absolute pleasure to read Dark Wolverine #77. Here's a quick preview of what the score for Dark Wolverine is going to be, it's higher then a 9, but less than a 11! Awesome, awesome book.

Anyway, that's not what this post is about. Over at my picture site I posted a scan from Starman. Kello commented that there will never be a comic book like Starman again, which got me thinking about just how much I loved that series. If I was trapped on a desert island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean with only coconuts and a crate of comic books to subsist off of, which comic series would I want stuck there with me. After some thought, the answer for me has to be James Robinson's Starman. Starman was/is a masterpiece of gargantuan proportions. No other series has ever provided us with so many deep, well-crafted characters as Starman did. The only other thing that comes close to Starman is the complete Age of Apocalypse epic. If I was trapped with those two series, I could happily live on that island until the band of blood-thirsty monkeys hiding on the island wound up attacking me and eating my brain. On that rather bizarre note, I'm asking my fellow comic book fans what series they would want to be interned on a desert island with. Any series from any company is fair game. I look forward to reading your responses.


  1. Mark Waid's run on the Flash. Just the nostalgia of it would help me to go on. Plus, once I'd inevitably gone insane, I'd probably start thinking I was like the Flash and I could run on the water, with hilarious results.

  2. Ha! I'd actually pay to see that you know. The part about you running on water, not the insane part... An insane Kello is a frightening prospect.

    My Flash collection during Waid's run is kind of spotty, I might have to look into completing that run now.

  3. Geoff Johns' respective runs on Green Lantern and The Flash (and, yes, that includes both "Rebirth" miniseries, Rogues' Revenge, and Blackest Night) would be my top two choices for the old "desert island" question.

    I just need Geoff Johns' comics in my life.

  4. Good question. I'd have the complete Age of Apoc as my first choice, no doubt. Secondly would be alan grants work on batman, which include runs on Batman, Detec and Shadow of the bat- Just the best Batman has ever been imo, grant wrote the hell out of supporting casts and villains, which goes with the old saying, the hero is only as good as his villain. Thats why batman is the best.

  5. Robert's choices are Geoff-erific! Geoff's books would be near the top of my list, but even at his best(JSA, GL)he couldn't touch AOA or Starman. Ed Brubaker's current Captain America run would also rank pretty high on my list.

    Yeah, you could never go wrong with the AOA Matthew. This is actually the first I've heard of Alan Grant's Batman run. When about did he write on the Bat-books? Maybe I'll grab some samples and see what he did there.

    See, this is why I posted this question! Now I can check out some more of Mark Waid's run on Flash and Grant's run on the Bat books(Of course I have all of Geoff's runs on Flash and GL!).