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Seymour_Glass
01-15-2009, 03:21 PM
It's crazy OMGish, and it kind of cements Final Crisis as one of the great crossovers ever.

Aaron
01-15-2009, 03:58 PM
Well I did read the spoiler, Feev, and I can assure you that you will hate yourself if you read it.

Seymour_Glass
01-15-2009, 04:22 PM
Darkest Night is going to be the follow up to Final Crisis, much like Dark Reign is to Secret Invasion.

I've been following Final Crisis ever since I learned that it was going to tie into the Batman R.I.P story arc, and I have to say that if you're not a huge DC fan (such as myself/ I only read Batman/ Go Marvel!), you'll more often than not be asking yourself 'WTH is going on?!'. At this point I'm only still collecting the FC series because I don't want to leave it unfinished, but I'm not sure if I'm willing to start purchasing DN for fear of dwelling even deeper into the warm thrill of confusion. The only DC I see myself following in 09 is the Batman/Batman Detective and the 3 issue mini-series Battle for the Cowl.

After Final Crisis 6, I think you're gonna be following a lot more books than just the Batmans.

The Cosmic Geek
01-15-2009, 06:07 PM
My wallet really can't afford me reading more comics. :cry:

Emily
01-20-2009, 05:28 PM
Has anyone been reading The Mice Templar? I was looking to see if anyone posted anything about it but couldn't find anything. For some reason, it is beyond awesome to me.

The Cosmic Geek
01-21-2009, 06:12 PM
I read the first issue of Mouse Templar and didn't like it. The story was too distracting, too much backstory all at once, and the art made it difficult to see which mouse was which.

Now, Mouse Guard on the other hand, EXCELLENT!

Emily
01-21-2009, 06:48 PM
I agree with you, the art makes it really hard to distinguish which mouse is which. I read the first one and was only mildly into it, but now after a few issues I really love it.

The Cosmic Geek
01-22-2009, 06:02 PM
Give Mouse Guard a try. Everything I found I didn't like with Templar was the opposite with Guard.

Seymour_Glass
01-24-2009, 04:05 PM
I just finished Seven Soldiers. It's freaking amazing.
It makes me wonder why people distrust Grant Morrison. This, The Filth, The Invisibles, and Flex Mentallo all came together beautifully at the end. I just think that all the people whining about Final Crisis aren't aware that Morrison's a genius.

fernandito
01-24-2009, 05:12 PM
I just think that all the people whining about Final Crisis aren't aware that Morrison's a genius.

QFT (!)

Seymour_Glass
01-24-2009, 07:44 PM
What does QFT mean?

Emily
01-24-2009, 07:56 PM
hahah, I wanted to ask that too but was mildly embarrassed

jayson
01-24-2009, 08:34 PM
Quoted For Truth

Seymour_Glass
01-24-2009, 08:44 PM
Thanks, man.

Emily
01-24-2009, 08:59 PM
Aaahhh. Gracias.

Patrick
01-25-2009, 02:34 PM
After a break from the series to read other stuff (including Watchmen), I'm back to reading Gaiman's The Sandman. First time through the series. I'm on Volume 8: Worlds' End. :thumbsup:

Emily
01-25-2009, 04:15 PM
After a break from the series to read other stuff (including Watchmen), I'm back to reading Gaiman's The Sandman. First time through the series. I'm on Volume 8: Worlds' End. :thumbsup:

Probably my favorite work of literature ever (the series, not just Worlds' End). Can't wait to hear what you thought about it!

The Cosmic Geek
01-25-2009, 05:52 PM
There are 10 volumes to Sandman, right?

Emily
01-25-2009, 05:59 PM
yea, there are 10

Patrick
01-26-2009, 05:53 PM
I finished Volume 8 last night. I loved it.

Not really a spoiler:
I have a sinking feeling that I figured out who the funeral was for.
Hope I'm wrong - so don't tell me.

I've been buying these books one or two in advance so I'm always ready to start the next after finishing the last. But when I checked, damn it, I don't have Volume 9 yet.

fernandito
01-26-2009, 06:06 PM
Well now you can get 9 and 10 together! :D

Patrick
01-26-2009, 10:18 PM
Oh, most definitely, Feev. Probably on Wednesday when the next issues of certain King-related comics are released.

The Cosmic Geek
01-27-2009, 07:36 AM
According to the Diamond Comics website the new issue of Treachery is due tomorrow, as is the new issue of The Stand.

Heather19
01-27-2009, 07:52 AM
I'm back to reading Gaiman's The Sandman. First time through the series. I'm on Volume 8: Worlds' End. :thumbsup:

I just started reading this as well. Although I'm only about half way thru the first vol.

The Cosmic Geek
01-27-2009, 05:48 PM
How do you like it so far, Heather?

Heather19
01-27-2009, 06:51 PM
So far I'm enjoying it, but I'm still not that far into it yet.

fernandito
01-27-2009, 09:28 PM
Newest Additions:

Dark Reign - The Dark Avengers .1
The Amazing Spiderman .584
Deadpool .6
The Invisibles Vol 2

--

They were all out of Batman #685, Dark Tower Treacher #5, and Final Crisis# 6 :arg:

Seymour_Glass
01-28-2009, 09:20 AM
I just finished the Garth Ennis run of Hellblazer. I highly recommend it, to anyone who's not religious.

The Cosmic Geek
01-28-2009, 06:59 PM
Newest Additions:

Dark Reign - The Dark Avengers .1
The Amazing Spiderman .584
Deadpool .6
The Invisibles Vol 2

--

They were all out of Batman #685, Dark Tower Treacher #5, and Final Crisis# 6 :arg:



Was Batman 685 the Neil Gaiman issue?

fernandito
01-29-2009, 05:40 AM
Actually, he's going to write his own two-part story called Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? which I believe is set to release in June.

I just hate going to the comic shop and finding that they are all out of the comics that I want. :arg:

/throws a fit

The Cosmic Geek
01-29-2009, 05:22 PM
Oh, OK, I thought I missed the issue!

Hannah
01-29-2009, 07:03 PM
Aaron Posting

Actually, there are eleven volumes in the Sandman series. Though Endless Nights, I believe, was never released in the monthly. World's End is one of my fave volumes. I really liked the art.

fernandito
01-29-2009, 07:12 PM
10! Endless Nights is a follow up to the series, it's not part of the main story-arc :P

Matt
01-30-2009, 01:56 PM
I just finished up the latest issue of Old Man Logan...great stuff.

Also picked up Marvel Zombies Two in an omibus format, I seem to like them. :lol:

The Cosmic Geek
01-30-2009, 05:39 PM
Old Man Logan is SOOOOOO good.

Mark Millar writes great Marvel stuff.

Have you read his Ultimates stuff?

Rjeso
01-30-2009, 11:54 PM
I'm reading the Power and Principalities portion of the Supreme Power TPB series.

Seymour_Glass
01-31-2009, 12:11 PM
I just finished Preacher. It's amazing.

Patrick
01-31-2009, 05:37 PM
I'm now reading THE SANDMAN, Volume 9: THE KINDLY ONES

As mentioned earlier in the thread, this is my first trip down Sandman Lane. :thumbsup:

The Cosmic Geek
01-31-2009, 06:14 PM
Anyone ever read Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo?

Seymour_Glass
02-01-2009, 05:28 PM
Actually, he's going to write his own two-part story called Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? which I believe is set to release in June.

I just hate going to the comic shop and finding that they are all out of the comics that I want. :arg:

/throws a fit

I saw some preview pencils in Wizard. It's looking good. Have you read and/or heard about FC6 yet, cuz it's gonna be relevant.

And Grant Morrison is going to be back on Batman.

Aaron
02-01-2009, 07:50 PM
10! Endless Nights is a follow up to the series, it's not part of the main story-arc :P


Bah. All I know is that its another volume on my shelf. Counts for me. :D

wolverine0712
02-02-2009, 02:08 PM
Here's what I pick up:
X-Factor
X-Force
Cable
Robin
Kick Ass
Batman: Cocophony

I have subscriptions to:
Astonishing X-Men
Uncanny X-Men
X-Men Legacy
Wolverine
Wolverine: Origin

I recently stopped getting Runaways (it's just not the same since BKV left) and Teen Titans.

Seymour_Glass
02-02-2009, 04:23 PM
Hey, wolvie. Welcome to TDK.com.

You didn't like the Joss Whedon arc? Even though it took longer than Molly's been alive to finish. And it definitely wasn't the same as BKV.

Did you read any of the Terry Moore?

wolverine0712
02-03-2009, 08:06 AM
My subscription ran out after the 3 issue. I read the first one and lost interest in the middle of the second one and have picked it up again. It's too bad, because there is so much potential with that book.

I may have to re-read the Whedon arc in one sitting to see if my opinion is different now.

turtlex
02-03-2009, 08:08 AM
I like Whedon's stuff. Check it out.

wolverine0712
02-03-2009, 08:16 AM
I liked his X-men stuff. I just find it frustrating how long it takes for his stuff to come out. I'm not a die hard fan of his, so I tend to move on unless it's not one of my favorite characters (X-men, Robin). Kevin Smith stuff on the other hand I'll get since I'm a huge fan.

I'll probably get lynched for this, but I've never saw the appeal of Buffy stuff - TV or comics. I've just not been able to get into it.

fernandito
02-03-2009, 08:17 AM
Ditto on the Buffy thing.

turtlex
02-03-2009, 08:30 AM
Um.... how can you not love Buffy ?!?!? One of the best television series of all time.

Kevin Smith's Daredevil stuff is GREAT.

fernandito
02-03-2009, 08:32 AM
I think it's because Sarah Michelle Gellar gets on my nerves :)


Thinking of picking up the first volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I really enjoyed the movie. That's right. :D

Matt
02-03-2009, 08:39 AM
Old Man Logan is SOOOOOO good.

Mark Millar writes great Marvel stuff.

Have you read his Ultimates stuff?

I haven't but I'm always looking for something new. :clap:

wolverine0712
02-03-2009, 08:46 AM
I just never got into Buffy - I not a big Vampire/horror fan so it didn't appeal to me.

I've like all of Kevin Smith's comics - Green Arrow is a notch behind Daredevil. The current Batman comic isn't bad either.

LoEG is awesome. The movie was horrible because they changed so much of the content, like adding Tom Sawyer (who was added because the studio execs thought that American audiences wouldn't like the film because there was no American characters - even though Sawyer is from a different time period than the rest).

I highly recommend the Ultimates - it's unlike any super hero comic I've read. Volume 2 was good, but not at the level of the first. Millar's War Heroes (I think that's the title) hits on some of idead he had for the Ultimates and didn't use.

Seymour_Glass
02-03-2009, 01:44 PM
My favorite kevin Smith comic is his Green Arrow run. I was lukewarm on his Daredevil.

I'm a huge fan of Joss Whedon, but his Runaways was nowhere near BKV's best.

The Cosmic Geek
02-03-2009, 05:45 PM
Thinking of picking up the first volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I really enjoyed the movie. That's right. :D

If you like the movie you will LOVE the books. There are three trades to it now and a fourth do soon. Alan Moore does some amazing work in these books.

Brainslinger
02-04-2009, 03:44 AM
Anyone ever read Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo?

The one with the samurai rabbit?

S'funny, I just finished that one yesterday. (Grasscutter 2.)

It wasn't bad actually.

I've recently started another GN called; The Waste Land. ;) It's kind of a film noir style book with T S Elliot references. Too early yet to see if it's good or not, but the first couple of pages were interesting.

The Cosmic Geek
02-07-2009, 06:07 PM
Yeah, Usagi is the samurai rabbit book. Sooo good, must buy the trades soon.

I just read again issue one to Image comics Four Eyes.

oy-the-brave
02-07-2009, 07:48 PM
Usagi Yojimbo is some good stuff, I have almost a full run, Stan Sakai is the nicest guy. I have met him several times at Comic Con, I own an original that was used as the Limitation page from one of the s/l compilations and I even have a cel from TMNT cartoon that included Usagi.

Brainslinger
02-08-2009, 08:23 PM
Incidentally I wasn't keen on The Waste Land. It was in fact inspired by the poem (as you might expect) but I didn't like the story. Part of that might because I just didn't get it though. (I.e. it didn't seem to have any resolution.)

I rather liked the art though.

fernandito
02-09-2009, 09:52 AM
Gaaaah!! I am so behind in my comics right now, it's not even funny - I need to pick up Final Crisis 6 and 7, Treacher # 5, Batman 685, and Eternals # 8. I'm also planning on picking up either Transmetropolitan Vol 2 or The Invisibles Vol 3.

Brice
02-09-2009, 09:58 AM
I am reading The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics that Lisa sent me. :D

The Cosmic Geek
02-09-2009, 03:52 PM
Usagi Yojimbo is some good stuff, I have almost a full run, Stan Sakai is the nicest guy. I have met him several times at Comic Con, I own an original that was used as the Limitation page from one of the s/l compilations and I even have a cel from TMNT cartoon that included Usagi.

Cool, I'd lvoe to see that cel.

SON-OF-WAYNE
02-09-2009, 04:00 PM
Watchmen, and The Stand comics.

oy-the-brave
02-09-2009, 10:37 PM
Usagi Yojimbo is some good stuff, I have almost a full run, Stan Sakai is the nicest guy. I have met him several times at Comic Con, I own an original that was used as the Limitation page from one of the s/l compilations and I even have a cel from TMNT cartoon that included Usagi.

Cool, I'd lvoe to see that cel.

Heres the TMNT cel, I have never watched any of the TMNT cartoons I just found this cel in a catalog (I had planned to bring it to Comic Con for Stan to see, and sign).

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/medium/usagi.jpg


Since I had the camera out I also took a pic of my Sandman painting done by Joe Phillips:


http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/medium/sandman.jpg

Aaron
02-10-2009, 11:51 AM
Just finished the first volume of Y: The Last Man and 1001 Nights of Snowfall. Currently I am reading The Walking Dead.

The Cosmic Geek
02-10-2009, 06:26 PM
Nice Usagi cel! And the Sandman painting looks awesome, Death looks beautiful. I just love Goth women.

I just finished reading Tommysaurus Rex. Cute book, reminds me of The Iron Giant a bit.

fernandito
02-11-2009, 07:18 AM
Alright, newest additions :

Batman #685
Enders Game 3, 4
Enders Shadow 1, 2
AMS - 584
Deadpool - 8
Magneto : Testament - 5 of 5
Final Crisis - 6 , 7 (FINALLY)

The Cosmic Geek
02-11-2009, 06:17 PM
For me it was Fables #81. Heavy issue.

Arthur Heath
02-11-2009, 07:43 PM
New GN installments:

The Umbrella Academy
New Universal
The Exterminators

educatedlady
02-11-2009, 08:43 PM
My newest comic obsession is HEXED. Bad ass chick named "Lucifer"+ Lovecraft = AWESOME! And it is only #2.

Seymour_Glass
02-12-2009, 04:04 PM
How's FC 7, feev? I haven't been able to pick that one up yet.

And is the new Batman the first Neil Gaiman issue?

The Cosmic Geek
02-14-2009, 05:32 PM
Yes, Batman 686, it came out this week.

fernandito
02-16-2009, 09:58 AM
How's FC 7, feev? I haven't been able to pick that one up yet.


Eeek! Believe it or not, I haven't read it yet :blush: I'll probably read it today though. Oh, and FC 6 was awesome!



Yes, Batman 686, it came out this week.

Right you are sir! And I can't wait to get my greedy little hands on it! :excited:

The Cosmic Geek
02-16-2009, 11:53 AM
I'm re-reading Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Going to finish Vol 1, then do Vol 2, then finally read Vol 3 which has been sitting in the shelf.

I loved the first two volumes, so I am looking forward to vol 3.

Seymour_Glass
02-16-2009, 05:04 PM
So much shit is going down in the Batmans. After the "Battle for the Cowl" miniseries, grant Morrison and Frank Quitely are doing a Batman and Robin book! I'm stoked!:excited::excited:

2 things: should I still put spoiler tags around my references to Batman's death?

And does anyone think Dick Grayson will be the new Batman?

The Cosmic Geek
02-16-2009, 05:46 PM
A Batman and Robin book might just be what makes me read a Batman book monthly again after all these years.

I think Dick Grayson should be the next Batman, only of course until Bruce Wayne returns.

Sad thing is they did this in the 90's with the whole Knightfall series. Bruce gets his back broken, Azreal takes over, he goes nuts, Dick Grayson is Batman for a while until Bruce returns.

Still, now Bruce is dead, so it should be Grayson.

Girlystevedave
02-16-2009, 06:30 PM
Finished Fables vol 11 last night.
Also read Y: The Last Man vol 4 & 5. Now I'm dying to get my hands on #6. (Especially since I already have #7. <_< ) Man I love that series. I have yet to start one issue without finishing it in the same reading. :)

The Cosmic Geek
02-16-2009, 07:34 PM
What are your thoughts on fables?

SigTauGimp
02-16-2009, 08:33 PM
About a week ago I read the first three volumes of "The Boys"....pretty neat idea, and I like the art style quite a bit...anyone else read it?

Girlystevedave
02-16-2009, 10:11 PM
What are your thoughts on fables?

The series as a whole or vol 11?

The Cosmic Geek
02-17-2009, 06:02 PM
The series.

Girlystevedave
02-17-2009, 06:46 PM
I love the series. It's the first comic series I got into (other than the DT) and I was pretty much hooked after the 2nd or 3rd TPB I read.
To this day, one of my favorite lines ever is the one that Bigby said to Snow.
"Yours is the one scent I can't block out, and believe me, I've tried. I know where you are every second of every day." :wub:
And I am not a sap for "romance" :lol: I just cannot get sick of that line.
And I really liked 1001 Nights of Snowfall as well. :)

On another note: I'm re-reading Watchmen right now. Gotta get my refill before the movie. :D

The Cosmic Geek
02-18-2009, 06:41 PM
If you haven't read the current story line in Fables you have some AMAZING stuff ahead of you.

fernandito
02-19-2009, 09:03 AM
Save your breath for cooling your porridge : Amanda's a omnibus person, like me. :lol:

The Cosmic Geek
02-19-2009, 05:41 PM
Well, when The Dark Ages story comes out as a trade, good reading ahead.

Girlystevedave
02-19-2009, 09:38 PM
Oh, I'll be on it ASAP. ;)

The Cosmic Geek
02-20-2009, 05:07 PM
Do you read the Jack of Fables trades as well?

Starting in April I believe there is a huge Fables crossover event going from Fables to Jack of Fables and finally a book called The Literals. These are going to be collected into one trade. 3 issues each book.

Girlystevedave
02-20-2009, 09:47 PM
Ive read, I think, two of the Jack of Fables. I was planning to pick up more but got hooked on Y:The Last Man instead. That has taken most of my comic money. :lol:

Seymour_Glass
02-21-2009, 05:41 AM
I need to get back on Y. I bought the first five trades, but I got sidetracked.

The Cosmic Geek
02-21-2009, 10:11 AM
Y The Last Man is excellent. I bought all 10 trades and just read one after the other and so on. Yorick is such a great character. That has to be one of the best comics I have ever read.

What else do you read, GirlySteveDave? (Every time I see your screename I just want to say, "Tell him, SteveDave?" Love that movie.)


You should finish reading Y, Seymour. If you liked the first 5 trades no doubt you will like the last 5.

Darkthoughts
02-21-2009, 12:58 PM
I've finally started reading my Doom Patrols from issue #1. I read the Morrison run as it came out, but have never read the entire thing starting from the Kupperberg stuff. It's good, I'm really into it so far.

I also need to pick up Mike Carey's Lucifer series again. I had them but sold them a while back. Gaiman fans would love it (also available in omnibus form ;) :lol: )

The Cosmic Geek
02-21-2009, 05:13 PM
I've been down that road as well, Dark Thoughts, where I had a comic series or graphic novel and then sold it for whatever reasons and had to buy it back later.

Has anyone ever read James Robinson's Starman? The series is incredible.

Seymour_Glass
02-21-2009, 07:34 PM
I almost started the Robinson Starman, but I bought the Morrison Animal man trades instead.

Mike Beck
02-21-2009, 09:59 PM
i just bought some new sandman comics. haven't read them yet, though. :unsure:

sarah
02-21-2009, 11:46 PM
Have you read and scene Coraline, MikeyB?

Brainslinger
02-22-2009, 06:19 AM
I recently grabbed a selection of GNs from my local library.

I just read Witchblade and Tombraider: Coda and Batman: As the Crow Flies.

Very sexy female heroes (and villain for that matter) in the former. I find all that mystical superhero stuff very interesting. I'd like to see a few character who don't look like they've stepped off of a modeling shoot or CA beach though, but I guess that's part of the territory.*

The Batman tale was a great read! I don't read a lot of Batman but I seem to enjoy it when I do. An interesting story this one, as it takes you along one route, but turns into something rather different.

Of the two, I think I prefer the Batman one. The Witchblade stories (it was really 3 stories with some dangling threads to resolve later) were interesting though, with some great ideas. (And ladies.) Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) it ended on a cliff-hanger. Fortunate in that it give me an excuse to hunt down the rest. Unfortunate in that the library has limitations, and there are other things I'd rather shell out on.

Other GN's I've taken out that I've yet to read:

Howard the Duck - (I've seen the weird film. Was kind of 'meh'. I'm curious about the comic.)

Iron West - Looks like a mixture of robots and the wild west. (Sound familiar? ;) )
Udaku - I forget what this was about, and don't have it to hand. )

I took a bit of a chance this time, grabbing stuff I was uncertain of along with the stuff I felt I'd like.



*Don't get me wrong, I like eye candy too. I'd just like to see both. Does that makes sense?

Arthur Heath
02-22-2009, 01:52 PM
Im halfway into New Universal by Warren Ellis. Much like everything else he writes its pretty damn good.

The Cosmic Geek
02-22-2009, 05:42 PM
Check out Robinson's Starman when you get a chance, Seymour, it's really great stuff.

Saw Coraline today, was excellent.

fernandito
02-23-2009, 06:17 AM
I think I like the Enders Shadow series better than Enders Game.

Brainslinger
02-24-2009, 01:16 PM
I recently read Iron West a western tale with robots. Lots of fun.

Now I'm reading a kind of film noir type comic Sand and Twitch: Udaku. Good read so far.

Seymour_Glass
02-24-2009, 07:20 PM
I just finished Final Crisis 7. I loved it. I'm wondering what those of you who read it think.

fernandito
02-24-2009, 10:04 PM
Newest additions :


Amazing Spider Man #'s 586, 587
Eternals # 8
The Invisibles Vol. 3

Darkthoughts
02-25-2009, 09:15 AM
Ahhh man! Now I've started reading my Doom Patrols, I need to get all the cross overs too...Superman just showed up to help fight Metallo - which gets carried on as a Supes issue rather than a DP one. I'm also missing the DP/Suicide Squad special...bank account, don't fail me now!! :D

fernandito
03-04-2009, 04:05 PM
Does anyone else think that the Wachowski brothers used the premise of The Invisibles as the template for the Matrix plot?

There are a lot of similiarities.

Seymour_Glass
03-04-2009, 04:37 PM
Yeah, I know. Grant Morrison has said things about that in interviews. Didn't sound too pissed off, though.

Aaron
03-05-2009, 08:57 AM
Recently finished the second issue of the new Locke & Key arc, as well as the final issue of Treachery (shite). Currently reading book three of The Walking Dead.

fernandito
03-05-2009, 09:01 AM
Yeah, I know. Grant Morrison has said things about that in interviews. Didn't sound too pissed off, though.

Interesting...do you happen to have a link to any of those interviews?

Seymour_Glass
03-05-2009, 03:42 PM
I'll see what I can dig up.

Heather19
03-07-2009, 05:53 PM
Recently finished the second issue of the new Locke & Key arc

How is it Aaron? I can't wait to read the new issues.

Patrick
03-07-2009, 06:29 PM
L&K is great, Heather!


Currently reading: THE SANDMAN, Volume 10.

The Cosmic Geek
03-07-2009, 07:19 PM
Just picked up the trade for the first 7 issues of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run. Been wanting to read this for a long time now, glad they put the trade out again/

Aaron
03-09-2009, 09:47 AM
Recently finished the second issue of the new Locke & Key arc

How is it Aaron? I can't wait to read the new issues.

It's great so far. The second issue is my fave of the two so far, mainly just because the first didnt have Bode, and Bode is the shit!

I'm really enjoying it so far. :D

Heather19
03-09-2009, 04:55 PM
Thanks guys, I was going to try to wait till the hardcover came out, but I might just have to pick them up sooner. How many are there going to be in this new arc?

Aaron
03-10-2009, 07:10 AM
Six, I think? Not sure, but I think it's six. :pirate:

fernandito
03-10-2009, 08:15 AM
Has anyone here read Morrison's Animal Man ?

lophophoras
03-10-2009, 09:10 AM
Just got Grave Tales #6 from Cemetery Dance.

Seymour_Glass
03-10-2009, 02:42 PM
Has anyone here read Morrison's Animal Man ?

Yes. I love it. Have you satarted it or are you considering picking it up?

The Cosmic Geek
03-10-2009, 05:02 PM
I've heard excellent things about Animal Man but haven't read it yet.

fernandito
03-11-2009, 03:08 AM
I havent' read it yet.... when I was picking up The Invisibles 3 the other day, the shop owner asked me if I had read Morrison's run on Animal Man. He said I should definitely start it after I finished whatever series' I was on, because it was one of the best comic books, e-ver.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FJmt4U_0ht4/SGVsTmNmukI/AAAAAAAABbo/lfa23ug7XwY/s400/comic-book-guy-milhouse.jpg

Brainslinger
03-11-2009, 05:53 PM
I've read some Animal man. I like the character and the powers. Without spoiling anything, I wasn't keen on how it ended though.

I recently read BPRD: Plague of Frogs. For those who aren't familiar with teh BPRD books, BPRD is the organisation that Hellboy worked for. The books follow on the adventures of various characters after Hellboy has left the organisation. (Whether permanently or not, I haven't gotten that far.)

An enjoyabable read it was too. Good paranormal fun with strange supernatural heroes.

I'm currently reading Pride and Joy by Garth Ennis and John Higgins. There is way too much swearing for my taste. The odd swearword here and there doesn't bother me (I've been known to utter the odd word myself on occasion, although I usually keep away from the bad ones.) but this book is ridiculous.

On the plus side, I really like the story so far though. It's a nice alternative to superhero comics.

Apart from that I'm continuing to read 2000 AD which I have on subscription. It's an anthology series where various strips come and go (although Judge Dredd is permanent.) so it's a mixed bag as far as quality is concerned. The stories are rarely that deep, but for the most part their enjoyable to dip into on a weekly basis.

My favourite strip in the prog at the moment is Strontium Dog: Blood Moon. Imagine science fiction with a bit of spaghetti western thrown in, with mutants and aliens and some civil rights issues*, and that's Strontium Dog. This one deals with a mutant terrorist, colonel Moon. Great topical tale this one.

*Not unlike X-men in that regard. Although more anti-hero than hero, and mutants don't look like they've stepped out of a modelling school. (Most look quite weird in fact.) Much as I like X-men, I really do.

Seymour_Glass
03-12-2009, 02:25 PM
The last issue of Morrison's Animal Man is easily in my top five single issues ever. And the entire run is up there with Doom Patrol.

Brainslinger
03-13-2009, 08:14 AM
I finished Pride and Joy yesterday. It turned out to be a really good read (despite the excessive swearing.) Given a bit more meat it would make a good film. (If it hasn't been done already.)

Girlystevedave
03-16-2009, 05:14 AM
Read Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe.
The Punisher is a psycho. A badass, but still a psycho. :thumbsup:

Also, starting Preacher: Proud Americans
and a 3rd re-read of Watchmen, just cause. :D

The Cosmic Geek
03-16-2009, 05:07 PM
I read Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe a long time ago. Garth Ennis wrote that, right?

Girlystevedave
03-16-2009, 08:15 PM
Yeah. Have you read any Preacher?

The Cosmic Geek
03-17-2009, 04:28 PM
I've never read Preacher but have heard nothing but good stuff. Would you recommend?

Girlystevedave
03-17-2009, 09:25 PM
I'm only on the 3rd TPB, but I've enjoyed it so far. I will say that it's pretty raw, but good. :)

Heather19
03-19-2009, 02:37 PM
My Stand comics have arrived. :excited:
I guess I know what I'll be reading now.

Girlystevedave
03-19-2009, 09:20 PM
Awesome!
I've really been meaning to finish the book so I can start the comics. They look badass. :drool:

Heather19
03-20-2009, 03:07 PM
Well I still haven't finished the book either. I'm hoping this will give me the motivation to go and attempt to read the book again.

turtlex
03-20-2009, 03:09 PM
The Stand comics are excellent and they seem to be following the book fairly closely.

( the book, is awesome )

fernandito
03-20-2009, 07:37 PM
Newest Additions :

Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (One Shot)
Batman - Battle for the Cowl #1
Batman R.I.P # 686
Ender's Shadow - 3 of 5
Deadpool # 8
The Dark Tower - Treachery # 6

Heather19
03-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Well I breezed thru The Stand comics. I thought they were excellent. What's the time schedule for the second arc? And how many total arcs will there be?

Chap
03-22-2009, 01:27 PM
currently not reading any comic, waiting for the Treachery hardcover collection. anyone know when it's out? or is it out already? :blush:

fernandito
03-22-2009, 02:36 PM
It's not out yet seeing as how the the 6th issue was just released a couple weeks ago. I'm thinking it should be out sometime within the next 3-4 months.

Chap
03-22-2009, 02:45 PM
thanks for the reply, gonna look for the stand collection then :)

Seymour_Glass
03-22-2009, 06:19 PM
Craig Thompson. He did Blankets and Goodbye, Chunky Rice. Also a travel memoir I can't remember the name of. He's amazing. Read Blankets.

SigTauGimp
03-22-2009, 07:49 PM
I realized today I have a lot of catching up to do with the Hellsing and Priest mangas, so I believe that is what will occupy most of my time now.

turtlex
03-23-2009, 03:17 AM
currently not reading any comic, waiting for the Treachery hardcover collection. anyone know when it's out? or is it out already? :blush:


Hey Chap - Amazon is taking pre-orders for the Treachery Hardcover now. Price listed is $16.49 and release date is April 21st, 2009.

Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Marvel Books (April 21, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 078513574X
ISBN-13: 978-0785135746

Amazon.com: Dark Tower: Treachery: Robin Furth, Peter David, Jae Lee, Richard Isanove: Books

fernandito
03-23-2009, 05:03 AM
Wow, next month already?! Damn that was fast!!

Brainslinger
03-25-2009, 07:47 PM
Grabbed another couple of GNs from the library yesterday.

First I read was Invisibles book 4. I've read the first two, and quite enjoyed them, weirdness and all. This one.... not so much. I like strange stuff with parallel worlds and magic etc, but there are limits. I'm not sure if it's just trying to be clever for the sake of it, and hence becoming pretentious or I'm just dim. There are still aspect I like though, so I'll probably pick up others from the library, but I doubt I'll shell out for any.

The book I'm reading right now is Catwoman:Crooked Little Town.

Quite a dark gritty story, (scratch that (ha ha) stories) and I'm enjoying it a lot so far. And Selena certainly looks something in her costume. Rrowl!

Seymour_Glass
03-26-2009, 03:45 AM
What story is in Invisibles Vol. 4?

turtlex
03-26-2009, 03:48 AM
Just heard the Treachery HC should be out in early April, rather than at the end!

Brainslinger
03-26-2009, 02:50 PM
What story is in Invisibles Vol. 4?

Bloody Hell in America

Heather19
03-26-2009, 03:20 PM
Just picked up Vol 2 of The Sandman. Will start it soon.

turtlex
03-27-2009, 02:37 AM
Well I breezed thru The Stand comics. I thought they were excellent. What's the time schedule for the second arc? And how many total arcs will there be?

Sorry I missed this question - The second arc is out now - American Nightmares. I believe they are about to publish issue 2.

There will be a total of 5 arcs, I believe.

fernandito
03-27-2009, 06:24 AM
Just picked up Vol 2 of The Sandman. Will start it soon.

I'm pretty sure it goes without saying that you need to tell me what you think about it as soon as you finish. :D

Heather19
03-27-2009, 09:01 AM
Just picked up Vol 2 of The Sandman. Will start it soon.

I'm pretty sure it goes without saying that you need to tell me what you think about it as soon as you finish. :D

Of course you'll be the first to know :)
I just need to finish reading you know what, and then that's next on my list.

Seymour_Glass
03-28-2009, 05:52 PM
What story is in Invisibles Vol. 4?

Bloody Hell in America

That's maybe my least favorite in the entire series.

fernandito
03-30-2009, 11:40 AM
Gaiman and Kupert should always do Batman, always. Forever. And Ever.

The Cosmic Geek
04-01-2009, 05:56 PM
Read Invincible right now. Great comic.

SigTauGimp
04-01-2009, 08:10 PM
Has anyone checked out "The Boys"?? I'm really digging it at the moment. Waiting on the third volume to come out.

Sam
04-01-2009, 08:26 PM
Dude. Third volume? Are you waiting on the trades? You should totally get the issues man. Btw, the third trade is already out.

SigTauGimp
04-01-2009, 08:38 PM
I can't even afford an issue, let alone the entire grouping separately. :cry:

The only way I've been able to read it is by either going over to a friend's, who is a fan and buys it, or going to a comic book shop, both about an hour and a half away. =/ (A fraternity brother owns the shop, so I never really have to buy anything, unless I have the money. :D)
Now that I think about it, I MAY have read the first three trades. When was the third released??

The Cosmic Geek
04-02-2009, 04:59 PM
Just read issue two of Image Comics Four Eyes. So good, dragons and the depression, amazing comic.

Heather19
04-26-2009, 02:24 PM
Anyone here read The Walking Dead? And if so how is it?

Brainslinger
04-27-2009, 07:41 AM
Anyone here read The Walking Dead? And if so how is it?

I've read a few of the gns from the library. Generally rather good, I'd say. Be warned: it goes to a very dark place at times. Not that I'm saying that's necesarily a bad thing for us the reader. Just know you will find some things disturbing. On the other hand there are light moments too. It's a very human story.

fernandito
04-27-2009, 09:48 AM
Heather - The Walking Dead is AMAZING. If you have the cash for it, I would go with the 12 issue hardcovers. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.


Newest Additions :

Ender's Game - 4 of 5
Ender's Shadow - 4 of 5
Azrael : Death's Dark Knight - 1 and 2 of 3
Deadpool #9
Deadpool : Suicide Kings - 1 of 5
Amazing Spider Man - #'s 589 , 590 , 591 , 592
The Dark Tower : Sorcerer
Dark Reign - The Avengers #3

turtlex
04-27-2009, 10:09 AM
Feev : Sorcerer is a one-shot, my friend. :couple:

fernandito
04-27-2009, 10:30 AM
Edited :)

turtlex
04-27-2009, 12:21 PM
:D

Heather19
04-27-2009, 02:03 PM
Heather - The Walking Dead is AMAZING. If you have the cash for it, I would go with the 12 issue hardcovers. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.


Excellent, I'm definitely going to check it out then.
Is this the one you're talking about?
http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Dead-Book-Bk/dp/1582406197/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240869561&sr=1-1


and what is the difference between that one and this one? Does it have more stories?
http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Dead-Vol-Days-Gone/dp/1582406723/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240783179&sr=1-7

turtlex
04-27-2009, 02:16 PM
Heather, I'm pretty sure those are actually the first and second story arc... but you should wait for feev to confirm.

fernandito
04-27-2009, 02:48 PM
and what is the difference between that one and this one? Does it have more stories?
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Yup, that's the only difference. The hardcovers are 12 issues per volume, and the trade-paperback are 6 issues per volume.

Go with the hardcovers dude, they're much more durable, and they're an impressive sight when lined up together in your bookshelve :D

Heather19
04-27-2009, 02:59 PM
:thumbsup: Thanks Feev. I'll go with that one. I'll toss it into my next order.

Seymour_Glass
04-27-2009, 06:55 PM
Hardcovers are always the way to go. Super Saiyan!!!:onfire:

turtlex
04-28-2009, 03:07 AM
I'm a fan of hardcovers regardless.

It's like feev said ( and SG, as well ) - more durable and very cool lookin on your shelf.

The Cosmic Geek
04-28-2009, 02:50 PM
Still working my way through the Invincible graphic novels, then through the issues that aren't collected into a comic yet.

Next to read is the first trade to House of Mystery.

DoctorDodge
05-09-2009, 06:43 AM
Currently reading Doctor Who: The Tides of Time, the complete run of the 5th Doctor comics from the 80s. Gotta say i'm pretty amazed. Read some of the 4th Doctor comics, and yeah, they were definitely pretty wacky and out there, very light hearted, but the 5th Doctor...whoa. These comics are WAY darker. They show the 5th Doctor in a much more vulnerable way than he was ever allowed to be in the tv series (with the exception of the Caves of Androzani). When the Doctor actually tries to......commit suicide out of sheer desperation, you just know that he's been through a hell of a lot of serious shit.

Honestly: 5th Doctor era was so much better in the comics than it ever was on tv.

Lily-sai
05-09-2009, 06:49 AM
Rereading Jeff Smith's Bone. I still remember how incredibly happy I was when I finally got to buy the ninth book - the circle was complete. Can't ever get enough of Bone, simply brilliant! One of those magical ones which, while you're reading, create a sense of amazement and longing for something you don't exactly know what it is.

turtlex
05-09-2009, 09:08 AM
Jeff Smith is great, Bone is a wonderful comic series.

Seymour_Glass
05-10-2009, 06:05 AM
I've been rereading Grant Morrison's New X-Men. God, is it amazing.

turtlex
05-10-2009, 06:51 AM
Grant Morrison is amazing. Everything he touches.

fernandito
05-10-2009, 11:52 AM
Damnit! I wanted to start Preacher and Doom Patrol, but my shop was all out of the first vol.s for both <_<

SigTauGimp
05-10-2009, 10:03 PM
Halfway through "Wanted"....absolutely amazing...I wish I'd have read it before the nominations were done for Best GN...I'm only halfway in, and I think it may be my new favorite. :D The artwork is wonderful, the dialogue is well-written, and the story/character development is superb.

In other words, I recommend it, in case you haven't figured that out yet. :P

Rjeso
05-10-2009, 10:07 PM
I totally want to start Preacher too. I've heard nothing but praise for it.

fernandito
05-11-2009, 06:19 AM
There's this mini series (?) Called 'Watchmen : What's Next?' where they give you the names of GN series you might find interesting if you enjoyed Watchmen. Preacher and Transmetropolitan are constantly featured on said series.

Seymour_Glass
05-11-2009, 07:37 PM
Oh yeah, I read Preacher. It's only one of my top five series ever.

Sam
05-11-2009, 07:46 PM
I totally want to start Preacher too. I've heard nothing but praise for it.

My only warning is this: IF you are a very religous person and dislike sacreligeous material, this is NOT the story for you. You would be better off buying porn instead... it would be less offensive. Personally, Preacher is one of my all time faves along with Ennis's run on The Punisher.

Empath of the White
05-12-2009, 05:20 AM
The MM comic, is that written by Judd Winnick? He did Hush Returns, right?

How is Batman Gothic?

Gothic was...eh. It started with some really interesting stuff I'd like to see incorporated into the 3rd Batman movie:

The mob actually used the bat signal to call on Batman to deal with the villain, who I think was Mr. Shadow, or something like that..

None of the mobsters were any I recognized though. No Maroni, Falcone, Skeevers, etc. The villain himself was good, until

it was revealed that he sealed his soul in a strand of rope to hide it from the devil when he came to take it.

The above leads into the villain's backstory

He was a member of some Christian sect that lived in isolation. He and some of the younger members somehow got the idea that by living lustful, gluttanous lives, they could get closer to God. I believe it was based on a bit of scripture that read something like "Where sin increased, God increased all the more." Somehow it culminated in the book's villain calling on the Fallen Angel and selling his soul.

I have nothing against magic like that; its just that it really came out of the left field.

fernandito
05-12-2009, 11:53 AM
Does anyone know which X-Men crossover/compilation comes right before Messiah Complex?

Also - does Cable - Messiah War take place before, during, or after MC?

Arthur Heath
05-12-2009, 04:53 PM
Wiki my friend (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men)

fernandito
05-12-2009, 07:56 PM
Excellent, thank you sir!

Now go make me some pancakes.

Brainslinger
05-16-2009, 04:19 AM
I recently finished Daredevil: The Man without fear volume 3.

Quite an interesting story. The focus is on a journalist character getting to grips with his fear, and a traumatised little boy who is unresponsive. The art is interesting too in that it's the kind of comic art I dislike at first glance but when you get into the story you realise it works very very well.

Apart from that I continue to read 2000 AD each week (just finished next weeks issue actually. Subscribers usually get it the Saturday before.) There've been some good stories the last few weeks, this week's weren't bad.

We had the finale to a saucy Judge Dredd tale: The Performer. (It concerns the Sex Olympics. Oo-er.) Rather rude and very funny.

Second came a sci-fi horro tale, Zombo. It involves a bunch of crash survivors on a Death Planet with a human zombi hybrid in their midst. Lots of black humour.

Third is a Slaine mini-series 'The Gong Beater'. It's essentially a celtic fantasy. Think of Conan with a celtic flavour with humour and you're not far wrong.

CradleGrave, basically a Northern England urban horror story. Slow burning but it's been pretty good so far.

Finally Savage, essentially an invasion story set in an alternative present. The UK has been taken over by a fascist East european state, The Volgans. (Russians with a fascist flavour although they're not called that.) The story follows Bill Savage, a freedom fighter/terrorist and his battle against Volgan oppression. It's a long running strip (originally called Invasion) that started decades ago during the cold war period. It's not bad.

turtlex
05-16-2009, 09:24 AM
Oh, I love DD:MWoF V3. An excellent story.

Seymour_Glass
05-16-2009, 10:15 AM
That was the first Daredevil story Benids ever wrote, and he later came back to do my favorite work of his on Daredevil.

Brice
05-31-2009, 07:19 AM
currently reading: MAUS I

Sam
05-31-2009, 08:42 AM
I'm currently reading Y: The Last Man vol. 1. Very interesting story.

turtlex
05-31-2009, 09:10 AM
Brice !!!
You got Maus !!!!!
:couple:

Brice
05-31-2009, 10:17 AM
:couple:


Just the first part though. And I just finished it. Now I must find the second.

turtlex
05-31-2009, 01:56 PM
What did you think, Brice?
Did you like it?

<ô> bango skank <ô>
05-31-2009, 04:17 PM
i have never read a dark tower comic (or any comic for that matter). As an uber fan i felt it could only turn my mind away from the books. now, having glanced at some of your comments, i feel it is time i looked at the comics. I should overcome my fear of dissapointment. But i still cant help but think....
can you beat perfection? can you match it? can you even come close?

Brice
05-31-2009, 07:28 PM
What did you think, Brice?
Did you like it?


I liked it alot. Now, I must find the rest of them. Is it just two volumes? :unsure:

turtlex
06-01-2009, 12:48 AM
i have never read a dark tower comic (or any comic for that matter). As an uber fan i felt it could only turn my mind away from the books. now, having glanced at some of your comments, i feel it is time i looked at the comics. I should overcome my fear of dissapointment. But i still cant help but think....
can you beat perfection? can you match it? can you even come close?

Well, the comics aren't perfection, but they are good. They're worth picking up, IMHO. Check out the Comic Catalog for the covers and some interior artwork. You can get a feel for what they look like.

If you want to start out - you can pick up the Gunslinger Born GN at amazon.



What did you think, Brice?
Did you like it?


I liked it alot. Now, I must find the rest of them. Is it just two volumes? :unsure:

Yes, just Maus and Maus II. They're both excellent, but the first is my favorite.

I'm glad you liked Maus. I've recommended it to many people, and have never had someone say they didn't think it was good. :thumbsup:

Sam
06-01-2009, 09:14 PM
MAUS is one of those books that transcends the world of comicdom. It isn't just a book that uses the comics medium, it is an emotional, powerful tale that forces the reader into places they often would rather have never visited. MAUS should be required reading for high schools all over the nation.

<ô> bango skank <ô>
06-01-2009, 09:23 PM
I've done it. For better or worse, the first 3 comics are on their way to my home right now.:excited:

Brice
06-01-2009, 09:34 PM
:thumbsup:

turtlex
06-02-2009, 12:44 AM
MAUS is one of those books that transcends the world of comicdom. It isn't just a book that uses the comics medium, it is an emotional, powerful tale that forces the reader into places they often would rather have never visited. MAUS should be required reading for high schools all over the nation.

I agree and if I recall the time I heard AS speak, he mentioned that it was taught in some high schools.


I've done it. For better or worse, the first 3 comics are on their way to my home right now.:excited:

Congratulations!! Be sure to let us know how you like them !!

flaggwalkstheline
06-02-2009, 07:05 AM
Have any of u folks read the Hate comics by peter bagge?
they're freaking amazing, sad, funny, tragic and dangerously close to real life

turtlex
06-02-2009, 07:35 AM
Flagg - sounds familiar but I'm sure I've never read them. Are they individual issues, or are they GNs?

flaggwalkstheline
06-02-2009, 08:12 AM
well there are issues but finding the individual issues now would be nigh impossible, so theyre collected in 6 small graphic novels or 2 big collections each with half the series in em, buddy does seattle and the second volume buddy does jersey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_(comics)

Seymour_Glass
06-05-2009, 08:02 PM
I'll check it out.

I've been rereading the Umbrella Academy (1st mini and first three issues of the second)

as much as I dislike My Chemical Romance, I have to say that Gerard Way writes himself a hell of a comic book.

Brainslinger
06-06-2009, 02:02 AM
I just finished Daredevil: The man without fear.. volume 4 (I think.) The one with the Kingpin assassination attempt.

Pretty good, and rather dark...

Seymour_Glass
06-06-2009, 07:52 AM
Oh, yeah, the Underboss storyline. The art for that was amazing. Alex Maleev is one of my favorite artists.

turtlex
06-06-2009, 12:47 PM
Honestly, for me, there's little that can beat Frank Miller's Daredevil run. Simply amazing.

Seymour_Glass
06-07-2009, 12:37 PM
Especially Born Again. That was amazing.

Arthur Heath
06-07-2009, 12:45 PM
Just picked up Havey Pekar's 'Our Cancer Year'. If you peeps havent read (or watched) American Splendor, you should check it out.

Brainslinger
06-10-2009, 04:35 PM
I went to the library today and picked up Thor Son of Asgard and The Goon: Virtue and the Grim Consequences Thereof. (Yes that's the name.)

I haven't gotten round to reading them yet but I think I've read a Goon comic book before and I quite enjoyed it. I haven't read much Thor apart from small stuff in Spidey mags as a kid and some Ultimate stuff which didn't really count as far as that character is concerned. This one seems to be Thor the early years. Much as I like fantasy, I have an idea this won't be my cup of tea although the artwork is rather nice. Still, too early to tell for sure yet.

Off thread, but since this is a King related website, I also borrowed Gerald's Game, one of the few King books I haven't read. I've avoided this on the understanding it was rather messed up and disturbing. Even by King's standards. It was the only King book available I haven't read though and... well I'm curious. Of the story itself not the dodgy stuff. Honest.

Brice
06-10-2009, 05:21 PM
Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrre! :lol:

fernandito
06-10-2009, 05:26 PM
For the Y Fans :

Shia Isn't Y: The Last Man
Transformers star rules himself out of comic adaptation.
by Orlando Parfitt, IGN UK

UK, June 10, 2009 - Shia LaBeouf has ruled himself out of playing the titular role in the forthcoming adaptation of comic book Y: The Last Man.

D.J. Caruso, who is helming the movie and also directed the Transformers star in Disturbia and Eagle Eye, had spoken of his desire to hire The Beef for the project.

But in an interview with Wizard magazine (flagged up on superherohype.com), LaBeouf said the part of Yorick was too similar to his Transformers character Sam Witwicky. "You take Sam and you put a monkey on his shoulder", he said, referring to Yorick's simian sidekick Ampersand.

"I don't know if it's that big a differential. It seems like he's the ordinary guy in an extraordinary situation again."

He went on: "I'm not willing to make that movie currently, and may be too old to play the role by the time it does come around."

Y: The Last Man tells what happens when every mammal possessing a Y chromosome (i.e. all the males) are mysteriously killed. The only exceptions are Yorick Brown, a young amateur escape artist, and his monkey.

turtlex
06-11-2009, 12:49 AM
Thanks, Feev!!

Um, I'm not really a Shia fan, so I can't say that's bad news to me.

SigTauGimp
06-11-2009, 01:37 AM
Currently re-reading "Wanted"...it just amazes me how many potential quotes are in it.

And I really dig the art style. :cool:

Seymour_Glass
06-11-2009, 10:02 AM
J.G. Jones is amazing. Have you read any Final Crisis?

I just finished up rereading the Mike Carey Hellblazer run. It's second only to Ennis, IMO.

fernandito
06-11-2009, 10:12 AM
I think Final Crisis is a lot more enjoyable if you're an avid reader of DC. As I mentioned before, I don't read DC outside of Batman so I had no idea what was being reference or going on half the time.

Seymour_Glass
06-12-2009, 06:32 AM
The art, however, cannot be denied. At least for the first three issues. And the seventh, where Doug Mahnke covered DC's ass.

fernandito
06-12-2009, 06:35 AM
On that we both agree, the art throughout all of FC is amazing.

DoctorDodge
06-12-2009, 08:12 AM
The Darkness Compendium just arrived today. Bloody fantastic reading so far! Gotta love a guy who's such a total anti-hero, he's hunted by angels, controls the most powerful and evil force on earth, AND works for the mafia! Can't say i'm surprised that Garth Ennis co-created it, tbh.

4 issues down, 36 to go, and that's not counting all the extra stuff! Definitely a nifty purchase!

Seymour_Glass
06-22-2009, 10:01 AM
Has anyone read any Stray Bullets or Young Liars?

One of my friends (who I trust very much in these matters) gave it a positively glowing recommendation.

fernandito
06-22-2009, 10:44 AM
The Darkness Compendium just arrived today. Bloody fantastic reading so far! Gotta love a guy who's such a total anti-hero, he's hunted by angels, controls the most powerful and evil force on earth, AND works for the mafia! Can't say i'm surprised that Garth Ennis co-created it, tbh.


I picked up some The Darkness stuff after I played the PS3 game... I wanted to like it, I really really did, but it just didn't cut it for me. Sure, Jackie and his familiars are bad ass, but the villians and supporting characters were too bland, too one-dimensional for me. Oh well, to each his own and all that, glad you're enjoying them.

Seymour - I've had of Stray Bullets but I've never read it, let me know how it is if you do end up starting it.

turtlex
06-28-2009, 09:43 AM
I just picked up a couple of issues of Terry Moore's Echo. It's getting some great reviews and since I love Strangers In Paradise, I thought I'd give it a go. Anyone else reading it?

dr shottie
07-09-2009, 06:10 AM
im reading hellboy wake the devil ace comic

Patrick
07-13-2009, 07:30 PM
"Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" parts 1 and 2, by Neil Gaiman, etc.

dr shottie
07-14-2009, 04:04 AM
i think im going to buy the alien, predator and alien vs predator omnibus's i got a few but there wrecked and itll be nice to have them all in big books

Seymour_Glass
07-16-2009, 11:34 AM
"Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" parts 1 and 2, by Neil Gaiman, etc.

How is it? I really wanted to pick that up, but didn't for some reason.

fernandito
07-16-2009, 11:52 AM
You should get it, Seymour, it's a really good story arc by the master Gaiman.

dr shottie
07-17-2009, 02:13 AM
im off to town to buy the gunslinger born today

turtlex
07-17-2009, 03:14 AM
doc, you're going to get the graphic novel? let us know what you think.

dr shottie
07-18-2009, 03:21 AM
im getting it today cant wait to have a read of it. the rest will follow i can feel there going to be amazing

Empath of the White
07-20-2009, 06:11 AM
I finished The Dark Knight Returns last week while I was on vacation. Several times during the first two books I found myself getting really annoyed with the mayor and that psychologist guy that was speaking out against Batman. Sure, I felt it was possible that Batman inspired the freaks to start coming out of the woodwork...but campaigning for the release of the Joker? WTF man?!

When I read the part where the mutant leader ripped out the mayor's throat I couldn't help but think "Mmmhmm, yep. Told you so. :P"

The story also gave me some ideas about where Nolan could take BB3.

Has anyone read Heart of Hush? I enjoyed how the Hush story arc incorporated a wide range of Batman's rogues and the idea that someone was playing them against Batman. When I got to the reveal, I thought Hush's motive was kind of like "lolwut?" It seemed like a hasty, almost rushed decision.

Seymour_Glass
07-20-2009, 07:40 PM
Isn't Heart of hush the Paul Dini Detective Comics story? Cuz I've heard good things.

But Hush is a prime example of why Jeph Loeb should not work with artists other than Tim Sale. Tim definitely brings out the best in him.

Empath of the White
07-21-2009, 10:04 AM
I liked the art in Hush for the most part. Sale's is kind of 50-50 for me. I like his Penguin, Scarecrow and Grundy especially. While the art for Croc in Hush was good, it kind of reminded me more of the Lizard, from the Marvel comics. I preferred the Joker as he was drawn in Hush as well.

Yes I believe HOH is by Dini, who also wrote for the old cartoon series if I recall correctly. As of now, I'm picking up Martian Manhunter: The Others Among Us once again.

fernandito
07-21-2009, 10:52 AM
The story also gave me some ideas about where Nolan could take BB3.


This is something that I've read in a lot of different forums I visit, using TDKR as a template for BB3. The story would fit well with Nolan's take on Batman, seeing as how by the end of TDK he's on the run from the GCPD.

turtlex
07-21-2009, 01:29 PM
People, I don't think you're using enough acronyms!!! :lol:

Just kidding.

fernandito
07-21-2009, 03:47 PM
Oh shit!! Hahaha! Brilliant!

:D

turtlex
07-23-2009, 12:55 AM
I just bought the new Gaiman/Batman... can't wait to get it.

Patrick
07-23-2009, 04:58 AM
"Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" parts 1 and 2, by Neil Gaiman, etc.How is it? I really wanted to pick that up, but didn't for some reason.
You should get it, Seymour, it's a really good story arc by the master Gaiman.
I just bought the new Gaiman/Batman... can't wait to get it.
:thumbsup: I recommend the slim hardcover edition that just came out. If you like Gaiman and Batman, the extras are worth it.

turtlex
07-23-2009, 05:15 AM
I got the deluxe hardcover of Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader? at amazon for $16.49... you really can't beat Gaiman on writing, plus add to that the art of Andy Kubert and I'm really looking forward to it. :thumbsup:

dr shottie
07-25-2009, 07:39 AM
going to buy the long road home tomorrow

Brainslinger
08-19-2009, 05:46 PM
Ok, this is a 'just read' not currently reading but worth mentioning I think.

Marvel Zombies - First volume.
I picked this one up in the library recently having read a lot about it. I liked it. What surprised me a bit was how funny it actually was. In a sick, sick, gross-out way, but even so. What happened to Bruce Banner having gorged as Hulk was just wrong... I hope I'll be able to find the other volumes soon. In some ways the Ash cross-over sounds like it could be a bit rubbish... but likeing the Evil Dead films and the Ash character... well, I'm curious.

X- Men Endangered Species
Nice art. Story- meh.

The Dead Boy Detectives- (part of the Sandman presents books.)
Quirky supernatural story with two (sort of ) ghost boy detectives talking like they're out of an Enid Blyton Novel. Considering it's set in London (and I live in London... well the outskirts anyway) I'd like to say very few of us talk that way. Still they're ghosts, so maybe they're out of their time. Still the same is true for the rest of the guys. It seemed to me to be more an Americanised view of what Britain is like rather than the truth. That being said... I loved it, including the stereotype yesteryear stuff. It was nice and quirky.

dr shottie
08-21-2009, 11:08 AM
just reading the gears of war comics there top

flaggwalkstheline
08-21-2009, 11:15 AM
I'm eagerly waiting for the week after next when issue 604 of amazing spiderman comes out, the current story; red headed stranger is turning into the best story about the chameleon ever told

CyberGhostface
08-23-2009, 03:58 PM
red headed stranger is turning into the best story about the chameleon ever told

Did you read Paul Jenkin's Webspinners story about him?

Brainslinger
08-23-2009, 08:00 PM
They're starting a new set of stories in 2000 AD at the moment.

The latest Judge Dredd Mega epic- Tour Of Duty. Promising start.

Shakara:Destroyer, a Sci-fi alien warrior vengence thing. Simple stuff but quite enjoyable so far.

Kingdom: Call of the Wild. A story about a genetically engineered dog-soldier fighting giant insectoid monsters in a post-apocalyptic Earth. (You can take 'dog-soldier' literally in his case.) I know it sounda a bit naff, but it's actually quite interesting and quirky. And the art is lovely.

Just those three strips this week (although two are extra long.) A couple more strips starting next week- Strontium Dog:The Mork Whisperer And Nikolai Dante: Lulu's War. The former concerns a mutant bounty hunter (think a kind of cross between X-Men and Firefly and that's not too far off. It's not a rip-off though the early strips predating Firefly by decades) The latter is sci-fi set in a future Imperial Russia with sexy people with cybernetic weapons.* The title character (Dante ;) ) is sort of an Erroll Flynn character crossed with Wolverine (powers-wise not character).

*That's a major simplification. It's a lot more involved than that.

flaggwalkstheline
08-24-2009, 06:23 AM
red headed stranger is turning into the best story about the chameleon ever told

Did you read Paul Jenkin's Webspinners story about him?

yeah that was decent
outside of his return of the goblin story (badass) jenkins never really impressed me...

Van lente though seems to be knocking this one out of the park- I don't think I've ever read anything by him before now but i'm grooving on his writing

fernandito
08-26-2009, 10:17 AM
Just picked up Fables vol 12, and Kick-Ass #'s 1 and 2 :D

SigTauGimp
08-28-2009, 10:17 PM
Just finished up House Of M, Messiah War, and Vol. 1 of Messiah Complex.
Loved all of it.
Waiting on the trade for Vol. 2.

Seymour_Glass
09-02-2009, 04:50 PM
Am I back again plugging Scalped? I shoulda been plugging Young Liars, but by the time I started reading it, it was too late..... :cry:

turtlex
09-14-2009, 01:25 PM
Just catching up on some GNs.

Just started :
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/73/a0/4186810ae7a06155fe33e110.L.jpg

And then onto :
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BP%2BJDwc6L._SS500_.jpg

fernandito
09-14-2009, 01:44 PM
WHTTCC is awesome, Pam. Great art and awesome storytelling by Gaiman.

I'm starting to fall behind on my comics again, I need to keep up with the weekly Amazing Spider Man and and take advantage of the fact that Kick Ass is in its 2nd print.

turtlex
09-14-2009, 01:56 PM
I'm really looking forward to it, feev. Patrick said the same thing - excellent!!

Brainslinger
09-15-2009, 08:12 AM
Not really a GN, more a collection of small 4-6 page stories, but I'm currently reading the Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks. It's a lot of short stories he wrote for 2000 AD back before his V for Vendetta and Watchmen days.

As a compilation, some are better than others but overall they're a fun read. Much more light-hearted than his other works (the comic in those days being aimed more towards a younger audience, although it's largely adult now.) Not a bad thing though, there are some chuckles to be had.

I grabbed two of the 'Y The Last Man' volumes from the library too, although I've yet to start. I've read some good things about them though, so I thought it was worthwhile.

The last GN I read was World War Hulk. Not bad. Different from the bits of Hulk I read as a youngster. He doesn't refer to himself in the third person any more, and seems less berserk. However, despite this added complexity, at his heart he is still a being driven by anger,to a silly degree. For example just assuming that the other superheroes were the ones who planted the bomb on his ship and not even listening to their defence. Sure, I can see why he's angry with them sending him out into space and all, but surely he has spent enough time with them before then to know what they're capable of? Then again, I suppose part of the point is that rage can blind one, even someone with who has evolved more marbles than the beast he used to be.

I'm glad they didn't degrade this more modern hulk into the man-eating amoral creature from the Ultimate-verse though. That character is amusing in his own way, but I don't really see him as Hulk. I know part of the points of the Ultimate universe is to re-imagine the characters in a more modern and realistic way, but Hulk shouldn't be homicidal. At least not deliberately so. I largely liked the little Ultimate Spider-man I've read though. Apart from their take on the Green Goblin. (Hulk with big ears? Isn't he supposed to be a gleeful maniac, more in the Joker mould?)

And Ultimate Fantastic 4 (not bad) begot Marvel Zombies which was a sickly enjoyable read! (First volume anyway, I've yet to read the others.)

turtlex
09-15-2009, 09:03 AM
I love the Y books, B. I think you will, too.