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  1. OK, so I'm SERIOUSLY getting angry at myself w/ how Supreme: The Ivory Icon has been in development hell for 2 months almost

    1. 4EverGreen


      I'm also amazed (in a weird, sort of way), just how much music can FIT onto a 60.7 Gigabit Flash Drive! You would THINK that there couldn't POSSIBLY be that much music in the world that could fill it, and yet, I've already used up MORE than 44.4 Gigabits of it! If it weren't for the fact that I kind of NEED to put music onto my flash drive (being a Radio D.J.), I would be so MUCH more busy and able to write! What's interesting, is that I LITERALLY just looked up what a "Catch 22 Dilemma" is on TV Tropes. I would say it's probably not THAT severe for me, but definitely in the ball park. Enough said!

    2. Steel Sponge

      Steel Sponge

      you think that's bad, Lois, MLP had already began transitioning to G5 while I still had Trinity Leaf Pegasus in development for 10 years.

  2. this was far too easy (not a criticism, btw; I appreciate being cast as Emo Bootleg Darth Vader)
  3. Haven't been feeling too well lately

    1. 4EverGreen


      That sucks; I'm not in a position to feel secure about MY health, either. The county in which I live in, Covid-19 Omicron cases have jumped up 2,000 since last month! I mean, I'm feeling healthy, and so is my girlfriend, thankfully! But needless to say, the only way I'm going to feel REALLY comfortable touching someone else, is with a...39 and a half foot pole!

  4. OK, so I know I said "Supreme: The Ivory Icon" would be premiering soon, but it's been delayed yet again because I'm dealing with some personal things at the moment, as well as a bit of writer's block; but I promise, I PROMISE, it will premiere around New Year's.
  5. care for a grilled charlie, miss sauce?
  6. SBC, look, I got an award!


    1. jjsthekid


      Island, I got an award!

  7. -Crisis on Infinite Earths TPB -Supreme: Story of the Year and Supreme: The Return TPBs (effectively Alan Moore's entire run on said comic) -A new laptop
  8. OH MY GODS. I'M IN THE HALL OF FAME!? THANK YOU, THANK YOU A THOUSAND TIMES THANK YOU! Honestly, this is probably one of the most unexpected Christmas presents I've ever gotten - a place alongside the greatest writers of SBC like @Santa Mikeand @teenj12, even if I consider stuff like the vast majority of PR: MVF season 2 an old shame, I feel my writing nowadays has become, like me, more subtle and nuanced with age and I hope all my works going forward can live up to the standards being an Honorary Creator implies.
  9. He's Squid Ward, You're Squid Ward, I'M Squid Ward! Are there any other Squid Wards I should know about!?
  10. What Steel said - Imagine Dragons could have been something great - like a modern day Queen? ELO, maybe? But then they just looked at "Radioactive", "Demons", and "It's Time", and took away only the superficial stuff and none of what made those songs actually good.
  11. Kind of a hot take, but I agree with Alan Moore that "The Killing Joke" is not a very good story (and arguably has done more harm to the character of the Joker than good - namely in cementing his "crazy serial killer" incarnation as the default personality and making him so "iconic" to the point of overuse)

    1. 4EverGreen


      I personally thought the story was fine (controversial story elements not withstanding), but I can understand your perspective. If anything 'Good', can be said for "The Killing Joke", is that it was the comic book that inspired Mark Hamill to audition for The Joker in the 1989 movie version of "Batman", and eventually get to play him, during "Batman: The Animated Series".

    2. Renegade the Unicorn

      Renegade the Unicorn

      @Orlando BloomThat's true - it also gave us "The Dark Knight" and "Joker" films.

  12. Ayyyyyyy, teenj! Long time no see!

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    2. TJ


      Absolutely go for it. I think superhero stories, stripped down to their basis, are so universal in their themes and nothing encapsulates that more than the Silver Age.

    3. Renegade the Unicorn

      Renegade the Unicorn

      Weird question, but you wanna see what I got for the first episode?

    4. TJ


      Sure man, definitely PM me

  13. So, to tie into my first new (and currently only) SBC lit in a while, Supreme: The Ivory Icon, I'll be taking a look at the comic run that inspired that series (and, if I'm being honest, my favorite comic book series of all time) - Alan Moore's Supreme, which ran for 63 (as well as a fanmade 64th) issues from 1996-2012. Every 2 weeks, I'll be taking a look at 1 issue, reviewing it as well as giving my overall thoughts about comics history (particularly the Golden and Silver Ages) as a whole. Before we start, however, let me give some context as to what Supreme is, how Moore came to be involved in the series, and what he set out to do with it. The Pre-Moore Supreme: 1992-mid 1996 Supreme was created by Rob Liefeld and introduced in Youngblood #3 (published in October 1992) as a grim and gritty version of Superman, as if the name weren't obvious enough. Suffice to say, before Moore came along, Supreme wasn't exactly consistent either in powerset or motivations (sometimes calling himself an angel of God, and sometimes considering himself a god) and as for his stories, they were pretty fucking bland (pardon my French, but it's true). Hell, Liefeld's Supreme didn't even get a consistent backstory anyway until the 3 issue 1994-1995 miniseries The Legend of Supreme, wherein he was a criminal imprisoned in 1937 for killing a couple of attempted rapists before being subjected to a government experiment wherein he literally dies and comes back to life as Supreme, then fighting alongside the Allies in WWII before leaving for several decades in space then returning in 1992. Did I also mention that during these pre-Moore years, Supreme died, was brought back to life, lost his powers, then died again? No? Yeah, that's the kind of thing we're dealing with here. And not just in-story either - the rudderless chaos of the initial run extended to behind-the-scenes issues as well; the Liefeld era went through an astounding number of writers and artists, dropping plots like flies and tangling them into incomprehensibility. And yet, all that started to change when Moore came onboard in mid-1996. Alan Moore and How He Came to Write Supreme Now, I'm fairly certain Alan Moore and his work from the 80s needs no introduction: Swamp Thing, The Killing Joke, Watchmen, the whole shebang. So in the late 80s-early 90s, Mr. Moore had left the comic mainstream and went indie, working on a number of titles like From Hell, Big Numbers, and Lost Girls. But unfortunately, doing indie comics back then, especially before Image Comics came about and proved it could be successful, was a big financial risk, one that Moore ended up suffering from. Thankfully, however, all wasn't lost: Todd MacFarlane, creator of Spawn, decided he wanted to get Moore involved in the newly founded Image and so asked him to write an issue of his comic. Moore, deciding to get back into mainstream work, accepted the offer and that issue led to Moore heading the (sadly unfinished) 1963 miniseries; a pastiche of Silver Age Marvel. This comic arguably laid the groundwork for what Moore wanted to do with Supreme, but more on in a bit. Soon enough, Moore's Image work extended to doing a couple Spawn miniseries as well as doing a run of Jim Lee's W.I.L.D.C.A.T.S., which was at the time considered Moore's worst work and something the man ultimately wasn't exactly pleased by either; he only did it because of a budding friendship between himself and Jim Lee. Just as it seemed Moore losing his groove was becoming more apparent, an offer came up: why not work on one of Rob Liefeld's characters with full creative freedom? Moore, naturally, decided to choose Supreme. Moore's Vision for Supreme Given free reign to go hog wild, Moore decided to do something new and fresh with Supreme; he had decided that, ultimately, the issue that had plagued his W.I.LD.C.A.T.S run was that he was merely giving what he thought the fans wanted to see with comics. With Supreme, Alan Moore decided that in order to get his glory back, he'd do the comic in a way he'd want to see a comic done; in this case turning Supreme into a tribute to the Superman of his boyhood, the classic Mort Welsinger era of Superman from the 50s and 60s. To quote Moore himself: With that idea to bring back the wonder and whimsy of the Silver Age while also being a comic for the modern day, Alan Moore decided to throw out everything that came before in regards to Supreme, while also managing to build upon it (if only in a vague, "broad strokes" sense) to create something new. And with that, join me on the 27th as we look at the first issue of Moore's run, Supreme #41, "The Land of a Thousand Supremes!"
  14. As a casual Imagine Dragons listener (I honestly think they're "meh", but have some good stuff here and there), this intrigues me.
  15. SUPREME: THE IVORY ICON "Whatever Happened to the Man of Majesty?" will premiere on the 18th, or near that date. Stay tuned.
  16. Hello, sea creatures!

    I bring you greetings from Apple World!

  17. can I offer you a rum ham in this trying time?

    1. 4EverGreen


      As long as you're not offering RED RUM, I think everyone will be fine! (Imaginary Bonus Points if you know which 1980 movie I'm referencing!)

    2. Danny DeVito

      Danny DeVito

      thank you good sir

  18. something I realized: SBC hasn't had any significant superhero lit stuff since teenj

    1. Steel Sponge

      Steel Sponge

      I got Rebirth of a Storm, but it's not a 'Lit' so I don't think it meets those qualifications.

    2. 4EverGreen


      Technically, ANYTHING could qualify as a lit as long as it is in written form.

  19. "That's Really Super, Supergirl" - XTC
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