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Re: Comic Books
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2013, 04:20:06 AM »
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Right now I'm wondering if DC's "New 52" is worth checking out, or if I should abandon current age DC altogether. I hate the concept of Batman Inc. so, so much. But then some titles like Justice League Dark and maybe the new Green Arrow sound interesting.

Comig from a Marvel guy, you defitinely SHOULD check out the new 52! Even I'm impressed!  ;D My fav. DC titles are Action Comics  (seriously, check it out from the beginning!), Batman & Robin, JLA and *GASPP* Aquaman! Demon Knight was fun too, for a change of pace, it's a medieval fantasy title. ;D
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Re: Comic Books
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2013, 10:37:55 AM »
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Comig from a Marvel guy, you defitinely SHOULD check out the new 52! Even I'm impressed!  ;D My fav. DC titles are Action Comics  (seriously, check it out from the beginning!), Batman & Robin, JLA and *GASPP* Aquaman! Demon Knight was fun too, for a change of pace, it's a medieval fantasy title. ;D

Hm, maybe. I never gave Superman a fair shake as a kid but I think he's a better character as I get older.
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Re: Comic Books
« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2016, 09:29:21 PM »
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Anyone read anything decent lately? I've been reading a ton of stuff in the past 6 months...Daredevil (starting just before Miller's run), X-Men (from the Dark Phoenix saga to Inferno so far...I think I love Mr. Sinister), Moon Knight, Secret Wars, Infinity Gauntlet, among others. I subscribed to Marvel Unlimited and love it so far...well, except for them not having the X-Men issue where Magneto rips Wolverine's adamantium out, and not having any of the MAX titles. But I'm really impressed with what they do have, especially on the more popular series.

Just read Alias Vol.1, and it's great. Can't wait to get into the Purple Man storyline, but I'm also excited to see what else came in the series. Also just picked up Sojourn and both volumes of Hush. But I need to crack open TMNT vol.2 first...it's just been sitting on my shelf ever since I got Marvel Unlimited.

But what I'm really excited for is the stuff I just ordered: two volumes of The Shadow, The Authority vol.1, Midnighter vol.1, Superman: Red Son, Sandman, and Alan Moore's Supreme run. I also have my eye on getting Invincible and Marshal Law, eventually.

So has anyone else picked up any good titles lately?
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Re: Comic Books
« Reply #48 on: June 23, 2016, 12:15:57 AM »
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I had finally picked up Preacher again but haven't read it in about a month now. I need to get back into it before I get too close to forgetting what I've already read, because this go-round I had to start from the beginning again.
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Re: Comic Books
« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2016, 02:28:48 AM »
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That's another one I want to read. Haven't read a whole lot of Ennis yet...I really liked his Punisher Marvel Knights run, just read the first part of his run on The Shadow, wasn't bad. Kind of curious about Crossed. Always heard good things about Preacher, though.


Something that made me kind of laugh...I found Mr. Lahey in a Daredevil comic from 1979! 2nd panel. Oh God, I'm so easily amused.

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« Reply #50 on: June 24, 2016, 05:32:52 AM »
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Haven't really been much into reading comics over the last 2 years. But I have been busy at work both bagging and collecting for a while now.
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« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2016, 10:47:38 PM »
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Just read Superman: Red Son the other night, and it was pretty decent. It has Superman landing in Ukraine instead of Smallville, and having him become a Soviet hero. Lex Luthor comes across as kind of Dr. Manhattan-ish in terms of productivity and a general apathy towards humanity (but then I'm not all that familiar with Luthor, so maybe that's how he always is? Not sure). Great read.

Also finished off Vol.2 of the TMNT Ultimate collection. Really liked the Leo solo story and how it tied into the return of Shredder. I also love how Eastman and Laird can write some (for lack of a better word) heartwarming stuff that I didn't expect, like in the Michelangelo solo and the Turtles/April/Splinter/Casey all coming together as family after going through their separate struggles after leaving the city. I just wonder how good the future volumes are, since their commentary indicated that this point in time was the end of their "glory days," with them being tired of working with each other. Still going to get Vol.3 regardless, though...

And I just started Sandman. Pretty interesting stuff. I really have no idea what to expect from this, aside from the universal praise it received. I really like it so far, though I have no idea where the story goes.

Still waiting on Midnighter, The Authority, and Supreme to come in.

I'm probably going to go completely digital from this point on, though...I just realized how much money I'll save by buying from Comixology instead of buying paperback, and I've been buying from the cheapest sellers I can find on Amazon. I still would have to buy paper versions of the stuff not on the service, though. And I wouldn't mind having a physical copy of Kraven's Last Hunt, just because it was so unexpectedly good and dark. I really like the more typical Spider-Man storylines, too, but man, I absolutely loved Kraven's Last Hunt.
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Re: Comic Books
« Reply #52 on: August 15, 2016, 01:45:22 AM »
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I've come across several titles that Warren Ellis (the guy who was supposed to be writing that Castlevania animated series) has done writing for, and I think I'm becoming a fan of his work. His Moon Knight run was fairly interesting, but I'm really into his runs on Stormwatch and The Authority, two titles about a team of superheroes that do whatever is necessary to save the world. I like how well his characters and plots are written, and they've got some pretty violent moments, but it's not violence for its own sake. Mark Millar picked up writing duties on The Authority after Ellis' run, and although it's definitely enjoyable, it's ham-fisted in comparison.

I lucked out when I found all 5 trades of Ellis' Stormwatch run for $6 each this weekend...I couldn't pass it up.

I really got into Preacher, too...I absolutely love it, I can't put it down. I liked Garth Ennis when he did work on The Punisher, but this is miles beyond that. He made an excellent story with a lot of great characters, and I can't wait to see how it all goes down...I just finished Book 3, but I gotta catch up on other titles before I give Book 4 a go.

I'm really into Marshal Law, as well. Marshal Law is a government-funded law enforcer who goes after rogue superheroes in a dystopian San Francisco. He has an intense hatred for superheroes (many of whom were genetically-altered "super soldiers" who feel no physical pain, and so feel the urge to inflict it on others), but he himself is a (self-loathing) superhero of sorts. The title itself is very critical of the superhero concept, with many parodies of popular characters. It's pretty scathing satire, very violent, pretty funny, and just a blast to read overall. I've heard that Kevin O'Neill, the artist of the series, once was denied approval from the Comics Code Authority from a title he was working on, just because the style of his art itself was considered too disturbing. That's kind of crazy, but not hard to imagine. Great title.

I want to check out the Marshal Law/Hellraiser crossover. This cover is a beauty:
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« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2016, 11:16:12 AM »
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(but then I'm not all that familiar with Luthor, so maybe that's how he always is? Not sure)

My bro read this comic and liked it a lot too. Lex Luthor is different in this story as that's what happens with alternate universal counterparts. The Lex Luthor for other Superman stories is very much a megalomaniac with dreams of aspiration. He's not afraid to do the dirty work (sacrificing anyone and anything) in order to get what he wants. One of the things he wanted was control over Superman. When that didn't pan out he felt it absolutely necessary to destroy him. By any means. The original character didn't start out in comics either. He was a reoccurring villain from the old black and white TV show. And originally Luthor was a short, bald-headed mad scientist. He was not the criminal entrepreneur that we see him as now.
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« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2016, 05:41:52 PM »
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This is more TV news than Comic book news, but Marvel has announced a Hulu-produced series for The Runaways! MY FAVORITE SERIES GETS A SHOW! Furthermore, it's from the same team that did Jessica Jones on Netflix, and penned by the duo behind Gossip Girls!

I can only barely contain the level of squee I am feeling right now!
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« Reply #55 on: August 24, 2016, 01:51:33 AM »
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I've never heard of it, but from what I just looked up, it sounds interesting. If it's as good as Jessica Jones was, I'm sold.

Really liking all of these high-quality shows that have been coming out: Jessica Jones and Daredevil have both been fantastic, and The Flash was fairly decent, too. Never really got into many movies or shows based on comics (would prefer to just read the source material itself), but this past year has definitely changed my mind.
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