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Fourcast! 63: Hellboy: Whom Gods Destroy

September 27th, 2010 by | Tags: , , ,

-You Made Me Read This!
-David made Esther read Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Others.
-It was good. A nice mix of creepy and funny, and Esther digs the character of Hellboy, too.
-Esther made David read Chris Claremont, Dusty Abell, and Drew Geraci’s Superman/Wonder Woman: Whom Gods Destroy.
-David made it two and a half issues in before tapping out.
-It may not be unreadable (there are a lot of word balloons to read), but it is unbearable.
-6th Sense’s 4a.m. Instrumental for the theme music.
-See you, space cowboy!

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4 comments to “Fourcast! 63: Hellboy: Whom Gods Destroy”

  1. Welp, guess you’ve just taken a lot of the wind out of it when I get around to writing that one up.

    Wait, only two and a half… I think I know where you stopped. I think I know THE EXACT SCENE. It was “LOOKING FOR ME?!” wasn’t it.


  2. Someone has to write a book about Chris Claremont. He’s one of those guys who have influenced many many writers (Morrison, Fraction, Casey, Joss Whedon, Mignola, Alan Moore and a lot of the guys who are coming up today or have come from Britain) but he’s fallen so far because of his need to control everything in the book. He also has these fetish traits in his work that just need to be examined. From his fetish lesbian writing, the dominatrix themes, to his obsession with Philip K Dick (which seems to be the influence of Whom the Gods Destroy from Man in the High Castle), there’s got to be an interesting story in analyzing his body of work (from Capt. Britain, to X-Men, to Soverign Seven, to his latter X-writing).

    I’d love to see someone dissect Claremont’s work. Maybe just a compilation of his Comics Journal stuff would be illuminating.


  3. Chris Claremont gave a lecture at MIT recently (I think it was last year) about his work on the X-Men and how he works as a writer. It gives some interesting insight on the writer and on the business itself. It is also quite odd in how Claremont sort of writes he like speaks…which is just weird.

    http://cms.mit.edu/news/2009/04/podcast_opening_doors_building.php#more


  4. Those whom the gods would destroy they first make mad… Perhaps the “they” refers to the reader.