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Old 09-26-2013, 05:54 PM    (permalink
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Ive read everything from the Thanos Quest to "The End" in the infinity series. Overall its one of my favorite Marvel series.
Yeah the Thanos Quest was pretty interesting. I'm wondering what I'm going to move onto next. I read the Batman/Hulk short crossover which was disappointing from the second act onward and just really got ridiculous at the end. The art by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez is really the only reason I stuck with it. I'm thinking of what to read next. I acquired all issues of The Avengers, up until the late 2000's, all of Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Force. I'm going to start with Fantastic Four and Avengers. Might try to acquire all of The Mighty Thor too and read a few of those at the same time as well. I've been on a Marvel high lately.
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The last Locke & Key comes out today and people's excitement tells me it might be worth going through that series.

I have been enjoying Mind MGMT, currently.
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Are you guys paying straight up for all these comics? At several dollars a pop, plus these series having many issues... that's a lot of money I can't afford.
I've bought a couple Joker comics (fav character) but am hesitant to start a long series I know I won't be able to get finish.

My favorite comic so far...

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Are you guys paying straight up for all these comics? At several dollars a pop, plus these series having many issues... that's a lot of money I can't afford.

At $1.99 I said if the price of comics went any higher, I'd stop buying them.
At $2.50 I said if the price of comics went any higher, I'd stop buying them.
At $2.99 I said if the price of comics went any higher, I'd stop buying them.
At $3.99 I stopped buying them.
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Are you guys paying straight up for all these comics? At several dollars a pop, plus these series having many issues... that's a lot of money I can't afford.
I've bought a couple Joker comics (fav character) but am hesitant to start a long series I know I won't be able to get finish.

My favorite comic so far...

No, not at all. I can't actually keep up with comics 99% of the time. I'll usually get a trade paperback as a gift to get me going on a series and find ways from there if I'm really into it. The downtown library had every issue of Y: The Last Man, so that was easy. Things like Saga and Mind MGMT I am currently trying to follow in a very spread out manner by way of occasional gifts, but there's only so many that I can do. I really liked the beginnings of Ex Machina and Chew but I just was not able to finish/keep up with them. It sucks, too, because comic shops are one thing I would love to support if I could, but it's just not feasible.

Anyway, I do love The Killing Joke, but have not read that first one.
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Currently reading the Wonder Woman reboot from 1987 post crisis. Story and art are very good.
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I've bought a couple Joker comics (fav character) but am hesitant to start a long series I know I won't be able to get finish.

My favorite comic so far...

I don't pay for comics.
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So, if you could bring one comic book character to life, who would it be?

Cosmic level beings are allowed, please avoid any comic book versions of deities.
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Cosmic level beings are allowed, please avoid any comic book versions of deities.
Probably Batman. Just so you don't have to deal with the danger of something more powerful like a Superman, Wonder Woman, Professor X ever deciding to use their own abilities for conquest. That and it would change everything in terms of people's beliefs and the way they view/live their lives. Batman wouldn't do that.
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So gf got me a big gift card to a local comic shop. Any suggestions for what I should pick up? Any series or anything would be great. Ive missed alot of the new batman stuff, last I read was death of the family but havent read anything after that. I also havent caught up on any dead pool recently either.
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Just picked up a couple of comics earlier today for the first time in a long time. I picked up the following:
- The Other Dead (issues 1-4)

- Sex Criminals (issues 1-3)

- East of West (issues 1-3)

Any of you guys heard of/read any of them? Also, can anyone recommend some good non-superhero comics? I've heard the Manhattan Projects, Mind MGMT and Locke & Key are all pretty good. Anything else? Or maybe even some newer superhero series?
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Mind MGMT has been good so far. Haven't read the others but I was going to check out Sex Criminals when I had the chance. Looks fun. The guy that writes it also does Hawkeye and has done a great job with it.
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Think I'm going to pick up the court of owls collection soon. Anyone following the new 52 batman series by snyder? I read death of the family but other than that nothing else. Any good?
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I liked what Snyder was doing during the Black Mirror run but have not followed any of his Bruce Wayne stuff. Something I'd like to do but you could say that about n different titles, as always.
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I'll let you know but Ive heard nothing but raving reviews from this series.
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I picked up the whole court of owls series, about halfway through right now. With all the hype I'm a little underwhelmed by them to be honest as the black hand and Batman RIP sort of already did the whole "group of villains plot" thing, albeit to a lesser extent. Idk, not in love with it despite all the praise its received. Then again, I didn't love death of the family that much either so maybe I'm just not the guy for Snyder's new 52. Although I think he did batman and robin which I absolutely loved that dynamic and the new enemies introduced.

I also got the long halloween and can't believe Ive yet to read that. Excited to start it. Thinking of getting age of Ultron to prep up for the Avengers sequel.
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It's been a while since I've read The Long Halloween. I may be thinking of a different graphic novel but I think I remember being disappointed in it. It was good, but no Arkham Asylum.
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If you aren't reading Forever Evil, well...then you should read it.
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I went back to 1992 to read a really nice, just fun story in Batman vs. Predator. This was a comic book crossover that was written by Dave Gibbons (artist for Watchmen a few years earlier) and penciled by Andy Kubert with inks by his brother Andy Kubert.



This was just a really fun story to read. Not complicated, and not something that has some moral dilemma or soul searching message. It just knows how to entertain. Which is fine. Not all stories have to make you think real hard about what is under the surface. Sometimes you just need to have fun. And that is what this does best. At the same time it's not mindless action. The pacing is really good, the characters are worth caring about, and it really captures of the feel of the first Predator film of lurking dread within the narrative. It picks it's shining moments wisely, and the audience isn't over-saturated with so much chaos that it becomes nauseating.

The art work is really good in this book to me. I've been up and down on Andy Kubert's pencils in the past, but it works on a lot of levels here. The only criticism I'd have is that some of the panels feel like there is a little too much crammed inside. I appreciated what Andy could fit in no matter the panel size, and utilize his shapes and space well, but sometimes it was difficult to tell what was going on. Along with the inks by Adam. The coloring has a kind of desaturated and muted feel to it along with almost an Earth tone kind of vibe. It mixes well with the depiction of the Predator in Gotham though.



If you get a chance to pick this up, I would recommend it. Just a fun overall read. Not a super complex plot, but like I implied you don't always need that.
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Just started The Walking Dead. It's been awesome so far
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I had never read Kingdom Come. After reading it I can say it is one of the best comic book pieces I have come across. Really good story by Mark Waid. The art by Alex Ross is breathtaking.
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