by The Multiversity Comics Staff
It’s that time of year again – snow is occasionally following, temperatures are lower, people are wearing scarves and warm hats and the various holidays are upon us. To that end, we’ve once again banded our heads together to offer you an eclectic list of picks that would make great gifts for anyone on your list this holiday season come Christmas/Kwanza/Festivus/ANTI-LIFE Day. And while Hanukkah has already begun, it’s not too late to buy your favorite Jewish friend (or your favorite Editor in Chief of your favorite Multiversity Comics) any one of these fun gifts. The choice is yours!
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Review by Matt Dodge
At the bottom of the ocean, the first half of “The Wake” reaches a startling conclusion, as Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy bring their story into a cataclysmic future.
Given the amount of press that Scott Snyder receives for his work on “Batman” and “Superman Unchained”, featuring the two biggest characters in comics, it’s easy to forget the creator-owned work he produces as well. Teaming up with artist Sean Murphy to launch “The Wake” in the early summer, the series served a bright light for the fading Vertigo imprint. From the opening pages in a flooded future city, it’s clear that this was a big, ambitious story, and the creators were seeding many threads that would pay off much later.
by Matthew Meylikhov and David Harper
Matthew: Because apparently people enjoy reading us debate things on this site, we’re back for more! Today, David and I are going to discuss comic book adaptations, and while we tend to come down pretty closely in terms of our thought processes this discussion is a little bit different.
So, David, let’s start with you. “Preacher,” one of both of our all-time favorite comics, is coming to TV on AMC. We’ve long discussed the possibility of a film, and last year we even cast our own version of it, so the long-rumored potential adaptation of the classic comic is certainly a big deal.
And, if I recall correctly, you’re excited about it! Care to elaborate why?
David: Well, I’m excited for the possibility because I love the story and the characters and everything, and if they’re going to do it right, having a big name with a good mind for dark humor (and a clear passion for the project) involved and producing it as a TV show on a network noted for making quality television (most of the time) is high on my list for things that could make it interesting. I mean, this was once in the hands of DJ Caruso and another time with the director of “Daredevil” at HBO. This is the apex for opportunity, and if they’re going to make it – which has never really been an if, but a when – I’d rather they have a good recipe behind it than not. So that has me excited.
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