New Doc Ock Hits Spider-Man
Have you seen the new Doctor Octopus, designed by fan-favorite artist Humberto Ramos? Click to dig the Doc.
Marvel Hires New Publisher
Following such rumors, Marvel today announced that Bill Jemas has been replaced as Publisher. Now read who took his job.
CrossGen's Solus #7
CrossGen thinks you'll love George Pťrez's new issue of Solus. And to prove it, here's a five-page preview.
Marvel Searches For She-Hulk
Writer Geoff Johns and artist Scott Kolins reunite for Marvel's Avengers as they search for She-Hulk.
Virtex Returns For Digital Webbing
A comic about a cybernetic cowboy that hunts outlaws riding dinosaurs? Where do we sign up? Read on and find out.
Marvel's Mutants Gains New Penciler
Marvel's New Mutants has a new artist onboard, and we've got a five-page preview. See if he's got the chops.
Image Rocks Out With Shangri-La
Are you ready to rock and roll? Image is, with their upcoming graphic novel Shangri-La. Read the details here.
Marvel Teams Up For A Good Cause
Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk team up for charity in a special December one-shot. Read all about it.
Davis' Marquis Returns In December
Guy Davis' sin-slayer is back in The Marquis: Intermezzo, coming from Oni Press. Read all about it.
Marvel Unveils '04 FF Plans
Marvel plans three Fantastic Four series for 2004, and we've got the details and preview art. Check this out.
2F2F DVD Contest
The hit street racing film 2 Fast 2 Furious is driving to DVD players near you. Win a free copy from Slush and Universal.

Comic Review:
The Filth #7
By Matt Martin


DC Comics/Vertigo Ė Grant Morrison (w); Chris Weston (p); Gary Erskine (i)

There are some things that Iím usually too ashamed to admit. When the subject of them is broached, I usually clear my throat and shift the conversation elsewhere. But to make a point to you today, I will admit to some of them.

I donít see what the big deal is with Neil Young, heís never impressed me. Until about a year ago, I donít recall having ever listened to "Stairway to Heaven" in its entirety. I have never, despite having meant to for countless years, read Maus or From Hell. I have owned the entire run of Miracleman, from first issue to last, for about a year now and have not, as yet, read it. Mallrats is my favorite Kevin Smith movie. I saw Clueless seven times in the theater and The Phantom Menace six times. So knowing all these terribly embarrassing things about me, what I say next will come as no surprise.

I donít get this book at all.

Article continued below advertisement

Hereís another one that I canít believe Iím putting in print, where it can never retracted:

Sometimes, I think Grant Morrisonís finest work is his superhero stuff.

Warren Ellis used to go on and on about ďmad, beautiful ideasĒ and how they were going to change the comic book industry. Itís like Morrison took the Beautiful part out and compensated by upping the Mad quotient in this book.

Iíve been increasingly unimpressed with this book, despite our siteís esteemed ownerís cries to the contrary. This issue was the straw that broke the camelís back for me.

Here we have a floating city hosting an appearance by the president (whose coke habit is a thinly veiled reference to someone, but I just canít seem to place itÖ), who is consequently assaulted, shot full of drugs and raped by a member of the Secret Service at the suggestion of a man who seems to appear from out of thin air. And then in the end, a distress call is made by writing in blood on a tampon, which is then found by our ďprotagonistĒ whilst he is hiding in a sewage drain.

And then I ask myself, ďWhat the hell just happened here?Ē This isnít thought provoking, nor is it terribly creative, in my opinion. And when I continually see other websites giving positive reviews to this book, Iím forced to ask myself, ďAm I simply too damned dumb for this book?Ē

So anyway, this has been less of a review and more of a rant. But suffice it to say that thereís very little content in this book, if you ask me, so thereís even less to talk about. All the same, Iíd be curious to hear what everyone else thinks about the book. If youíre enjoying it, by all means, let me know. If you agree with me, stand up and be counted.

Final Score: 1/5


E-Mail Author  |  Archive  |  Tell A Friend



Sword of Dracula
Slush launches our Halloween countdown with the first in a series of spooky reviews. First up? New series, Sword of Dracula.
John Byrne's IMO
This week John points out that fans cannot read the minds of creators, although you wouldn't know that by listening to some of them.
The Dead Zone
Flesh-eating zombies battle the last remaining police officer in Image's new series, The Walking Dead. We review the first issue.
Steve Niles Interview
Slush interviews Steve Niles, the acclaimed writer of 30 Days of Night, who tells us about the relaunch of Fused.
A Spidery Preview
Have you seen the new Doctor Octopus, designed by fan-favorite artist Humberto Ramos? Click to dig the Doc.
Kill Bill Review
Slush reviews the first installment of Quentin Tarantino's kung fu slasher masterpiece, Kill Bill.
Viper Interview
Slush takes a look at new publisher Viper Comics, and interviews the guys behind two of its hottest books.
Peanuts Collected
Cartoon fans rejoice. Fantagraphics is reprinting the entire collection of Charles Schulz' Peanuts. Read on for details.

CHANNELS:  Features | Columns | Reviews | News | Film & TV | Forums | Slushfactory.com

Copyright © 2003 Slush Factory Entertainment (E-mail)
All Rights Reserved : No portion of Slush may be reprinted in any form without prior consent