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    Mark Waid interviews Gail Simone on SWORDS OF SORROW!

    http://www.comicvine.com/articles/ga...w/1100-153177/

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    Originally posted by Scarlette View Post
    back when i was more actively reading/buying comics, the general concensus of crossovers was they were a waste of time. you'd get one main character against another and nothing would resolve as a fight obviously couldn't end in one fo them being killed. i wonder what's changed to make dynamite think that some of these utterly abysmal crossover idea are interesting or clever? there's no logic whatsoever cramming characters from universes that would/should be impossible to intersect.
    And yet, there are plenty of people who want to see such things happen, even though they know that you're not going to permanently kill off a major character and the story won't effect the characters in their own books.

    I don't read the stuff, but I'm assuming fanfiction is chock full of such ideas, and people still seem to read that even though it will have no bearing on the published adventures of those characters. And, golly, don't Marvel's very frequent crossover events sell a gazillion copies even though they often (but not always) have no real long-lasting effect on things?

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    Originally posted by ChastMastr View Post
    Well, no, it's not. Perhaps Purgatori isn't being depicted in her original style, but certainly otherwise it's good.
    I'm not interested in Purgatori, my interest is Red Sonja, a character that under Simones penwomanship has gone from a strong female character, to a character who is constantly drunk, talks in the third person, can barely read, has no concept of religion and needs rescuing from men in nearly every issue. Hell issue 1 had her dieing of thirst in the desert after having her water skin and sword stolen by raiders, and the first thing she asks for after being rescued is a wine skin.
    As for Swords of Sorrow, the writing is terrible, the premise is terrible, the main bad guy is terrible, the artwork is serviceable, and as for the crossover it self, to make any sense out of it, you have to read all the tie ins.

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    Someone's a grumpy cat today.

    It's an all-ages comic, something we do need more of these days. Maybe you're not the target audience for it, and that's OK.

    And she already had her own movie, so why not a comic series?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrSPuBYm-Cw

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    back when i was more actively reading/buying comics, the general concensus of crossovers was they were a waste of time. you'd get one main character against another and nothing would resolve as a fight obviously couldn't end in one fo them being killed. i wonder what's changed to make dynamite think that some of these utterly abysmal crossover idea are interesting or clever? there's no logic whatsoever cramming characters from universes that would/should be impossible to intersect. "aliens vs vampirella"....i mean, really. this stuff reads like some ridiculous fanfic, the type you get one those juvenile "who would win in a fight" forums etc.
    guess we can expect nothing less from a company who thinks a series on grumpy cat would be hysterically funny. doubtless it'll be Chaos vs grumpy cat next.

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    Originally posted by ChastMastr View Post
    Oh, I agree that tastes differ--though I hasten to say that "this is bad" and "I don't like it" are not the same thing at all.
    Depends on why someone is saying "this is bad", since sometimes people can think "I don't like it, so it's bad."

    But, yeah, one does not necessarily lead to the other.

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    Originally posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Well, I can't say with any certainty since I'm not reading it yet, but what may be "good" for you may not be as good in somebody else's opinion. May depend on previous experiences with the character and expectations that may or may not have been met.
    Oh, I agree that tastes differ--though I hasten to say that "this is bad" and "I don't like it" are not the same thing at all.

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    Originally posted by ChastMastr View Post
    Well, no, it's not. Perhaps Purgatori isn't being depicted in her original style, but certainly otherwise it's good.
    Well, I can't say with any certainty since I'm not reading it yet, but what may be "good" for you may not be as good in somebody else's opinion. May depend on previous experiences with the character and expectations that may or may not have been met.

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    Originally posted by themightyflip View Post
    Still this series is just utter sh*te on all levels.
    Well, no, it's not. Perhaps Purgatori isn't being depicted in her original style, but certainly otherwise it's good.

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    Originally posted by ChastMastr View Post
    I haven't really followed her, but wasn't she a villain before as well?
    Villain, anti hero, hero, villain, shes been all those things in the original chaos run.

    Still this series is just utter sh*te on all levels.

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    I haven't really followed her, but wasn't she a villain before as well?

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    Originally posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Could she have evolved from "lesbian" to "bisexual"?
    give dynamite "evolved" her from an awesome character to a laughable waste of ink, i suppose anything's possible.

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    Originally posted by Scarlette View Post
    Originally posted by ChastMastr View Post
    Was she female-exclusive or asexual before? I literally don't know.
    she was lesbian, aside from David Quinn deciding to give her an affair with Dracula, which was pointless and ridiculous (the whole story was stupid and never followed up - the next time he appeared he was her enemy again, so i don't know what it was supposed to achieve).
    Could she have evolved from "lesbian" to "bisexual"?

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    Originally posted by ChastMastr View Post
    Was she female-exclusive or asexual before? I literally don't know.
    she was lesbian, aside from David Quinn deciding to give her an affair with Dracula, which was pointless and ridiculous (the whole story was stupid and never followed up - the next time he appeared he was her enemy again, so i don't know what it was supposed to achieve).

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    MW: Fill in the blank: “Readers who like ______________ will really dig Swords of Sorrow!”​

    GS: Funnel cakes!

    Or, gorgeous and dangerous women, 1940's radio dramas, science fiction, swords and sorcery, high adventure, cheap laughs, lightning-fast Martian dogs, gun-toting pulp crime fighters, snarky vampire queens, jungle adventures, it's all in there. We have been called the “best event book of the summer” by a LOT of critics, I'm very proud of that, but above all, we're having a party and we want you to be invited!
    Well, I have no opinion about funnel cakes, but I like some of the things she mentions.

    I'm really tempted to try a couple of issues of the main event title. (Preferably ones where they make more use of Miss Fury, Masquerade, and a few others.)

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