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Comic discussions

Posted by Quasar on Thursday, April 15, 2010

If you like comics (and hopefully read at least one), throw in your 2.

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About a year ago I was ecstatic when Barry Allen (aka The Flash) returned to the DC Universe. He got a new title (Flash Reborn), an AMAZING artist (never heard of the guy before, but had to be one of the top artists currently working in comics), all was well and good. I was on top of the goddamn world!

Then a few months later I learned that the title was only a limited issue series. Well, it's not completely terrible news. Maybe it'll eventually spin off into a regular series.

Yesterday The Flash's new non-limited (I'm assuming) series hit shelves, with its monstrously shit-level art. Fan-fucking-tastic.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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I forgot the first issue of George Martin's Fevre Dream comic adaptation came out yesterday, so I forgot to look for it. Double damn it!

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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I like that young and delightfully zany Russian comic just now making his way on the scene, Yakov Smirnoff.

In Mother Russia, Yakov Smirnoff likes me.

The Swollen Goi...
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Oh. I guess I should have read your posts.

Don't really care for comic books.

Haven't read one since I was three.

I couldn't tell you the difference between Super-man and Spiderman. I think they might even wear the same colors. It's confusing.

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Posted: 10 years 45 weeks ago

I haven't collected comic books in a long time.

I did however watch Batman/Superman:Public Enemies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398941/) DCA puts out some great stuff.

Also, I love Dark Horse's trade paperback collections of Star Wars comics.

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Posted: 10 years 45 weeks ago

I know I'm always throwing in the least interesting comments on everything, but I used to enjoy reading comics. I dated a guy (who introduced me to CA, actually) who was a total fanboy and had zillions of comics that I really kinda got into. Then I bought some indie releases and graphic novels for a little while. It was a short lived phase which I think was followed by self-loathing chick authors for a while and then southern writers. Ever changing. I do think it's an incredible storytelling platform though.

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Collecting comics always seemed to me like a frustrating pastime. You get a relatively small number of pages in each issue of the comic (which can be extremely disappointing with publications like The Walking Dead because they appear so infrequently) and a lot of the time the story doesn't really progress all that much with each issue.

That's why I tend to stick to graphic novels if I do end up buying comic books. Many of them are self-contained so you don't have to keep going back and buying more in order to satisfy your need for a resolution. Most serialized graphic novels also tend to be longer than comic books, so even if you have to wait a month or two until the next one comes out, it's not that bad.

The last serialized graphic novel I've read is Battle Royale, which is definitely worth the effort of reading it. I don't really keep track of the stand-alone graphic novels I read, since they end up being Batman-related anyway. The last one I read was probably The Long Halloween.

I am also a fan of the Asterix comics, but most of the ones I've read were German translations (the English translations I've read didn't seem to measure up to the German ones in terms of puns, which are really the major attraction of Asterix). Unfortunately, my French wouldn't be good enough to read them in their original form.

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Walking Dead actually makes it out on time pretty much every month. Kirkman's titles are the only long-running Image that do that. Savage Dragon used to, but it's been about fifteen years since I read an issue, so I don't know how well Larsen is keeping up with it.

I'm on to Brightest Day, as of last night.

I'm still enjoying Chew, though it's been a few issues since anything really exciting happened. New arc starts next month.

I never miss a Groo miniseries. Next up for Groo: the long-awaited Conan crossover.

I try to keep up with Hulk, but it has gotten crazy with all the Red Hulk stuff. It's hard to follow and not very rewarding. Same goes for a lot of the Batman stuff. Morrison's run on Batman and Robin has been characteristically bizarre, but I am enjoying it.

Way's Deadpool is usually pretty funny. Deadpool is currently in the process of getting overexposed, which sucks. I enjoy the Merc with a Mouth series, but I haven't really bothered with the rest. Way's Deadpool is the only one I make sure never to miss. Way seems to know what to do with Deadpool better than pretty much anyone else who's ever written a Deadpool series.

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There was some big hullabulloo going on at the comic shop yestereday, so the place was packed, and Brightest Night was sold out. It was all just a wasted trip for me. :(

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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Posted: 10 years 45 weeks ago

Brightest Night didn't seem like it was selling all that well at my shop. Maybe they just over ordered. If you want, I can try to locate a digital copy for you.

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I like reading comics every once in a while, but I don't collect them, especially book by book. I've only ever purchased a few graphic novels. I do like the Dark Tower books that Marvel has been putting out, mostly for the art style. Which reminds me, I should go see if they've got the latest ones collected into a trade paperback yet.

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Posted: 10 years 45 weeks ago

Currently enjoying Unwritten and (thanks to Goiter) Deadpool.

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Have to echo the fandom for Dark Horse's Omnibus collections. Awesome.

DC's Jonah Hex never disappoints. Never. The art varies from issue to issue, but the writing is some of the best in the biz.

I am a GI Joe fan from way back in the day. IDW is doing me proud, not just with the collections of the old 80s Marvel comics, but with their current run.

You can never go wrong with Hellboy either. The Wild Hunt just wrapped up and got released in trade paperback.

My actual favorite comic character is Strong Guy, though, so I have been a devoted X-Factor disciple since the early 90s.

Mandalay! I'm aflame again!
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Posted: 10 years 45 weeks ago

People stopped caring about comics 5 years ago.

Sent from Dalton's IPad.
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Posted: 10 years 44 weeks ago

Don't lie, omi. Public Enemies was a pile of shit.

"Do me harder Jakester, you big stud!"
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Really? I thought it was a pretty good movie.

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I threw it away when I was done with it. I didn't want to give it away because I didn't want anyone to hate me for exposing them to it.

"Do me harder Jakester, you big stud!"
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Posted: 10 years 44 weeks ago

Are we still talking about the Batman/Superman movie or has the discussion moved to the Public Enemies movie about John Dillinger?

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Posted: 10 years 44 weeks ago

I was about to ask the same question.

The major problem I have with comic books in general is the bat-shit crazy continuity. Trying to decipher a Wikipedia entry on any popular comic book hero illustrates this point.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
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It's usually fairly easy for me as long as it's a page for a character I've been following off and on for most of my life.

If I try to pick up something new, it can be difficult. Usually, though, the new ones aren't so bad, since chances are there aren't that many issues to have to go through. Keeping the Green Lantern and X-Men stuff straight can be a chore, sometimes. I'm up on Batman and Deadpool, miraculously. Superman and Hulk have gotten away from me for the time being. I blame trying not to go totally broke.

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Posted: 10 years 39 weeks ago

Ok, tomorrow is the last Wednesday in May, and still no Wild Cards: the Hard Call from Dynamite Press. Looks like I will have to track down George R.R. Martin and kill him.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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Rumor has it that George R.R. Martin is secretly Jack's Pharaoh.

That would explain a lot, now that I think about it.

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Posted: 10 years 39 weeks ago

Quasar wrote:

Ok, tomorrow is the last Wednesday in May, and still no Wild Cards: the Hard Call from Dynamite Press. Looks like I will have to track down George R.R. Martin and kill him.

According to ComicList's extended forecast for Dynamite, you're now looking at June 30th for the May (and final) issue. It was supposed to come out tomorrow, but was "resolicited". Sorry :(

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Oh well. I've waited for like a year and a half for the final issue. I guess I can wait another month.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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1 week and 1 day to go. Huzzuh!

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline