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Subj: Beyond the private joke ?... hmmm ...
Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 at 11:57:03 am EDT (Viewed 303 times)
Reply Subj: The New FF.....DC's Terrifics??
Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 at 04:27:35 pm EDT (Viewed 489 times)

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I was wondering what the die-hard FF fan thinks about DC's new Dark Matter comic book The Terrifics, clearly patterned after Marvel's MIA First Family.


I am kind of interested to see how it goes.

... I think that such a pastiche of the FF could work as a Vertigo book and that's probably how Lemire intends to write it.

Still, if it is written as a Vertigo book, how can it be different from a Doom Patrol book (the Chief // Mister Terrific, Robotman // Metamorpho, Phantom Lady // Negative Man, Plastic Man // Elasti-Girl) ?

... and Jeff Lemire cannot use the Doom Patrol, since they are currently part of the Young Animal imprint (which can be defined as Gerard Way being nostalgic of the Vertigo book written by Grant Morrison).

So, honestly, for me, the verdict is still out ... If it is only a marketing ploy, I am not interested.

If it is a storyline in the style of Vertigo, then, it is probably better to read it as a trade paperback than one issue after the other.

Otherwise, I don't know what Jeff Lemire plans to do with them. Metamorpho was created as a parody of Silver Age characters. Plastic Man is a slapstick comical character. Phantom Lady used to be one of the most famous examples of "good girl artwork" ... So, the only way I can see this book work is as a satire and a mise en abyme of the genre (which, again, makes me think about the Vertigo Doom Patrol) ...

I won't be proactive on this one. I will patiently wait for what others think of it.

I already tried to read Lemire's Moon Knight and I was quickly & totally lost at the beginning, only after a few issues.

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