Evan Narcisse
evnarc
Video games. Comic books. Blackness.
9/11/19
11:11 AM
1

Really amazing interview. You can tell you were a real fan of the comic through the line of questioning and you really hit on some things that I wanted to hear more about.

9/11/19
11:06 AM
3

I’m going to have to save this interview for later—I fell off around issue 35 because life got busy, but I own every issue past that—but man, I love Gillen and McKelvie. McKelvie’s art and layouts are gorgeous, and honestly, if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have discovered CHVRCHES. They’re a huge part of my

9/11/19
7:08 AM
2

This was a really great interview. Very good questions, and it’s nice that Gillen and McKelvie gave really thoughtful replies.

9/11/19
1:41 AM
1

I own every issue. Been in my pull-list since the beginning. Sad to see the comic go. Dunno what to replace it with after I go and pick up the last issue from the to-read pile. 

9/11/19
12:41 AM
6

Beautiful interview - thank you so much for giving a little bit more closure to one of the series that made up a huge part of my emotional media universe for the past half decade. I still can’t begin to understand how consistently amazing Gillen’s work is - he’s had a (personal) top 5 series running every year since

8/29/19
5:30 AM
1

I’ve never even heard of this dude before, but now after reading this I wish he could have a crossover with The Tick.

8/29/19
5:25 AM
1

Hy Evan! HY! HEY!

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8/29/19
1:09 AM
1

Thank you for this. For some reason I was thinking about this character just yesterday. I have the original four comics and I got in trouble in my algebra class for showing them to a friend. Ahead of its time.

8/28/19
5:29 PM
4

The fact that Warner Bros. didn’t course-correct after JUSTICE LEAGUE by letting Giffen write (and Gunn direct) a full-on JLI comedy is a travesty.

8/28/19
5:15 PM
2

There are a lot more of us who are passionate about Irwin Schwab than I’d hoped!!! Yay!!!

8/28/19
5:15 PM
2

Remember the one where he was exposed to Red Kryptonite and switched bodies with Superman?  Kobra’s final line: “Lackeys!  Plot a course out of the DC Universe!”

8/28/19
4:32 PM
2

I won his first series in a blind box at an auction at Americon in San Jose way back in the day. (Mad respect to Dan Vado for starting those). I was like 13, and had no way to understand what made it funny. I learned a lot though, literally every panel has an editors note to see some archaic Kirby comic from the 60's.

8/28/19
3:39 PM
3

Ambush Bug is the comic that introduced me to Darkseid.

8/28/19
3:36 PM
5

Ambush Bug remains one of my favorite comics things, ever. Giffen is just on my comic wavelength in a way very few people seem to be. He’s also been criminally under-reprinted. I picked up his Showcase volume back when it was released and the price has skyrocketed on that thing. It’s one of my prized comics

8/28/19
3:09 PM
33

My biggest and, I think, least shared comic opinion is that I’m furious Deadpool came along and stole America’s heart by taking the Ambush Bug schtick, but replacing the wry and well-crafted commentary on comics as both culture and medium and replacing it with a dick joke.

8/15/19
10:48 AM
1

I’m late to the party, but such a great essay! Keeping this one in my files!