How much? $5.99. I know, I almost dropped my bacon sandwich.
Comic page count: 45
So that's basically the same as two $2.99 standard books? I suppose so.
And do they normally have a card cover and perfect board. Um… no.
Well then. Get on with it.
Splash pages: 11
Splash pages that look like like pure filler at the beginning: 3
Ah, pages that actually should have had text on, but somehow got dropped in the production stages. 4
Do you have them? Yes.
Go on then. Okay, courtesy of Dwayne McDuffie.
"Sometimes I have a dream. I am in the cave in Plato's Republic sitting on the cold ground, my hands and feet bound in iron chains. Through an opening at the end of the cave, I see a turnstile and a neon sign. It flashes 'World's Oldest Operating Metaphor'. This does not, however, appear to be a very popular attraction anymore."
"The secret to Funk is to pay attention."
Page 4 & Page 5
double page splash
"Time forks, perpetually into countless futures. In one of them, I am your enemy."
-Jorge Luis Borges
Icon Splash Page Caption:
"To dream the fantastic is to dream the dream of the Other."
-Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Do you think DC should replace printed copies with corrected versions? Yes.
Will they? Probably not.
Additional gallery pages: 3
Percentage of the text on the back cover you could read properly? 30%
Sense in changing the cover from the solicited image to the published image? None.
Odds that the second cover will be equally fucked about with. 99%
Almost-omniscient narrators: 1
Alpha males: 8
Metatextual comments disguised as fashion commentary: 1
Moments where it feels like scenes are being stretched over several panels, uneccesarily: 5
Moments where I think, I'm not sure if I'm enjoying this as much as the original Milestone run: 3
Moments when I think I'm being unfair, comparing this revival to some kind of idealised, condensed version its multi-year, multi-series publishing history: 1
Chances that I'll buy the next issue of Milestone Forever despite feelings of mild ennuii. 100%
Slight surprise that this comic hadn't been pirated on the torrent network, when I was trying to get a few scanned panels to illustrate a point or two. 1