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    Comics!!!

    I'm feeling white and nerdy lately. So let's get this thread going.
    • What are you reading right now?
    • What are your favorite comics?
    • Which release are you waiting for?
    Right now I'm reading The Walking Dead (which is fucking amazing), Knightfall and Kick-Ass.

    I finished reading Superman: Red Son and Batman: The Man Who Laughs, and I was blown away by them.

    I don't like Superman very much, sometimes I hate him, but Red Son was really good (they turn Superman into a communist).

    And this looks interesting, I might check it out soon.

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    Good thread, but should be in the literature sub-forum. I recently read Rutu Modan's Exit Wounds, which was awesome.

    It's written by an Israeli woman. Comics are now the domain of everyone, not just the white, the male and nerdy. So please ammend your prejudices accordingly k thkz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggroculture View Post
    So please ammend your prejudices accordingly k thkz.

    I was kidding

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    I fucking love me some comics. I'm not currently reading one but I've been on and off on reading Alan Moore's Lost Girls:


    Pretty awesome so far =]

    Also, next semester I'm taking a literature class on Graphic Novels and for the final we're supposed to sort of create our own sort of. I can't fucking wait!

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    Currently reading the following from the New 52:
    Batman
    Batwoman
    Batgirl
    Catwoman
    Wonder Woman
    Animal Man
    The Swamp Thing

    American Vampire and Sweet Tooth from DC/Vertigo

    Memoir and P.I.G.S., both written by Ben McCool. If you're not reading the latter, you're missing out.

    Also, reading through Once Upon a Time Fables; currently up to Volume 5.

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    I just finished reading the 14th issue of The Walking Dead ("No Way Out"); it's probably the most intense issue of the series so far.

    Overall, no comic series can top Neil Gaiman's Sandman for me. It's modern day mythology, and time and time again, (as geeky as it sounds and as it should sound) I find myself revisiting and sharing some of the wonderful stories with friends and family.

    And of course, there's Batman. My favorites are still The Long Halloween, Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, The Killing Joke, and even though I find Grant Morrison pretentious as fuck, Arkham Asylum is a gem for Dave McKean's art alone.

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    some recent hauls/scores:

    jim lee/chris claremont x-men omnibus, like 900 pages of classic stuff:

    http://i.imgur.com/nvhGv.jpg


    david michelinie/todd macfarlane amazing spider-man omnibus, like 850 pages:

    http://i.imgur.com/FPy69.jpg


    john byrne fantastic four omnibus, an insane 1100 pages:

    http://i55.tinypic.com/2hd4qrq.jpg


    classic new mutants trades:

    http://i.imgur.com/VLlEw.png


    mike allred's madman gargantua, all primary issues collected:

    http://i.imgur.com/JO9qa.jpg


    assorted/misc:

    http://i.imgur.com/xm966.png

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    Let's see...

    Current DC faves -

    Batman
    Swamp Thing
    Animal Man
    Detective Comics
    Action Comics
    Justice League Dark
    Green Lantern
    I, Vampire
    The Flash
    Batwoman
    Birds of Prey
    Wonder Woman
    Justice League
    Nightwing
    Batman & Robin
    (I am buying everything else except for Hawk & Dove, Static Shock & Blue Beetle)

    Vertigo -
    Hellblazer
    Unwritten
    Fables
    American Vampire
    Sweet Tooth
    iZombie
    Spaceman

    Marvel -
    The Punisher, and only because Greg Rucka is writing it. Past that, once he's gone, I'm gone.

    Dark Horse -
    Hellboy
    BPRD
    Mass Effect

    Image -
    Walking Dead
    Invincible
    The Activity
    Morning Glories (IF YOU ARE NOT READING THIS COMIC THEN YOU ARE ON DRUGS AND MISSING OUT)
    Chew (also fantastic, also missing out cause you're on drugs still)
    Severed

    IDW -
    Star Trek (based on the new movie's continuity)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Kevin Eastman relaunched the Turtles and they're much more hardcore than the 90s cartoon)
    Locke & Key (FANTASTIC AWESOME BODACIOUS PHENOMENAL)

    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Randazzo View Post
    Let's see...

    Current DC faves -

    Batman
    Swamp Thing
    Animal Man
    Detective Comics
    Action Comics
    Justice League Dark
    Green Lantern
    I, Vampire
    The Flash
    Batwoman
    Birds of Prey
    Wonder Woman
    Justice League
    Nightwing
    Batman & Robin
    (I am buying everything else except for Hawk & Dove, Static Shock & Blue Beetle)

    Vertigo -
    Hellblazer
    Unwritten
    Fables
    American Vampire
    Sweet Tooth
    iZombie
    Spaceman

    Marvel -
    The Punisher, and only because Greg Rucka is writing it. Past that, once he's gone, I'm gone.

    Dark Horse -
    Hellboy
    BPRD
    Mass Effect

    Image -
    Walking Dead
    Invincible
    The Activity
    Morning Glories (IF YOU ARE NOT READING THIS COMIC THEN YOU ARE ON DRUGS AND MISSING OUT)
    Chew (also fantastic, also missing out cause you're on drugs still)
    Severed

    IDW -
    Star Trek (based on the new movie's continuity)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Kevin Eastman relaunched the Turtles and they're much more hardcore than the 90s cartoon)
    Locke & Key (FANTASTIC AWESOME BODACIOUS PHENOMENAL)

    Yep.
    Nice DC 52 list there, I'd add All-Star Western, Resurrection Man, Batgirl, Demon Knights, & Deadman to the list.

    DC 52 aside, I'm also reading "The Ray", limited 4 issue run as well as "Penguin: Pain and Prejudice", a Penguin origin story.

    And from Image, "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode".

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    skip uncanny x-force at your peril

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    Has anyone been keeping up to date on Deadpool and the 'DEAD' arch? It's awesome. I love Deadpool and to be honest, I'm kinda excited to see him die (if he does anyways).

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    Alan Moore is such a hipster.

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    Awesome selection of comics. I'm following Batman, Batwoman and the swamp thing too.

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    Anyone reading Avengers Vs X-Men? Is it any good? i found the first and second number at a good deal but i hated Fear Itself so much im hesitant...

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    I just read the first issue of Saga (http://www.imagecomics.com/comics/4620/Saga-1)

    I loved Brian K. Vaughan's Y the last man, and this feels like a really strong start. Has a great space-fantasy feel to it, kinda old school, but in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryeatscereal View Post
    Anyone reading Avengers Vs X-Men? Is it any good? i found the first and second number at a good deal but i hated Fear Itself so much im hesitant...
    I never read Fear Itself, so I can't exactly give you a frame of reference there, but I am loving AVX. I read parts of House of M, and then kind of fell off after that, until getting back into things relatively recently. I am still figuring out which books work for me, and which don't.

    Back to AVX; the set-ups, the pay-offs, and the subtlety used so far has been impressive. It really shows the dedication in building up the story line, and I think it's been planned for a long, long time. The fights have been well done too, and AVX Versus is kind of this fun side boxing match that gives you the epic battles geeks crave that the comics can't show due to their focus on furthering the story.

    The infighting, betrayal, and difference of opinion between major players is really heating things up. A lot of people have their own agenda. Scarlet Witch is obviously going to play a big role, she's sort of lurking in the background, but there have been some hints that she is subconsiously controlling the phoenix, or possibly something on an even larger scale than that.

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    I am really enjoying AVX. Round 3 just came out recently and I loved it. The ending to that issue was awesome. I'm pretty pumped for the next issue.


    Also the new issue of Deadpool that came out last Wednesday was really good as well. Things are getting pretty crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentofChaos View Post
    The infighting, betrayal, and difference of opinion between major players is really heating things up. A lot of people have their own agenda. Scarlet Witch is obviously going to play a big role, she's sort of lurking in the background, but there have been some hints that she is subconsiously controlling the phoenix, or possibly something on an even larger scale than that.
    Sounds good, im really want Jean Grey to come back from the grave at last, i always liked her and im sick of Emma Frost as the main X Girl, she's a villan for christ's sake, im not a huge fan of bringing dead characters back to life, but Jean deserves it.

    On Topic, I got this last weekend:



    Awesome art and a nice story to begin the saga, very Alan Moore/Grant Morrison-influenced with some cool twists to the character never done before, im happy DC comics brought him back!
    Last edited by henryeatscereal; 06-01-2012 at 08:37 AM. Reason: Pic too big

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    So it seems, the classic character from DC Comics that's gay is none other than: Alan Scott (The first Green Lantern)

    http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2012/06...ystery-is-over

    meh

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    I was hoping it would be Aquaman, it just made more sense in my head.

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    Currently reading Osamu Tezuka's Ayako:

    It's brilliant, can't believe it took me this long to read a Tezuka book.
    Last edited by aggroculture; 11-05-2012 at 11:37 PM.

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    So I came across this cool checklist, since Marvel's website is a joke when it comes to breaking everything down, in terms of the AvX timeline and associated books. Some are claimed as tie-ins (X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Wolverine) but really aren't. It's been a good run thus far, things are just starting to heat up. Here is a full up to date list of all the books you will want to get your paws on to get fully immersed in the story, and the order they should be read in (I'm going to throw up a torrent soon after AvX #6 comes out in June).

    Prologue
    000 Marvel Point One #1
    001 Avengers: X-Sanction #1
    002 Avengers: X-Sanction #2
    003 Avengers: X-Sanction #3
    004 Avengers: X-Sanction #4
    005 Avengers #24.1

    Main Event: Part I
    006 Avengers vs. X-Men #0
    007 Wolverine and The X-Men #9
    008 Avengers vs. X-Men #1
    009 New Avengers #24
    010 Avengers vs. X-Men #2
    011 Avengers #25
    012 AvX: Versus #1
    013 Uncanny X-Men #11

    Interlude I The K'un Lun Prophecy of The Phoenix
    014 New Avengers #25
    015 New Avengers #26

    Main Event: Part II
    016 Avengers vs. X-Men #3
    017 Avengers Academy #29
    018 Avengers Academy #30
    019 Wolverine and The X-Men #10
    020 X-Men Legacy #266
    021 X-Men Legacy #267
    022 Avengers vs. X-Men #4
    023 Uncanny X-Men #12
    024 Wolverine and The X-Men #11
    025 AvX: Versus #2

    Interlude II Fighting the Phoenix in Deep Space
    026 Secret Avengers #26
    027 Secret Avengers #27
    028 Avengers #26




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    Picked up Clint, the brainchild magazine of Mark Millar.

    It's nice to read a mag that's a little bit closer to my taste in comics than fucking Wizard, but less artsy than The Comics Journal. Also, it's great price, $6.99 for a 100 page publication (and it includes 4 full 24 page titles).

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    Im currently reading the Before Watchmen series, it's ok, but a little pointless regarding the story since we'll know everything that is going to happen, still im loving the cool art. specially the one about Ozymandias

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    OMG new Sandman next year!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by orestes View Post
    OMG new Sandman next year!!!
    To be completely honest, I don't think that this is a story that had to be told. I was fine not knowing what Dream did before he got captured in issue 1. Funny thing, I was actually joking to my friends about a Sandman prequel when Before Watchmen was announced...

    On the other hand, Neil Gaiman is a brilliant writer, and I trust him. If someone can mess with the Sandman saga it's him.

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    I'm just glad Gaiman's getting back into comics. You know, as opposed to another potboiler novel or an expanded vaudeville roadshow.

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    I'm pretty stoked that JH Williams is providing the artwork. His work on Batwoman has been amazing!

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    Anyone read walking dead 100 yet?

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