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MrLobster
09-16-2020, 08:09 AM
Awwww yeah... the very last AoA comic I wanted for my list finally was "in stock" (or however that works for that site)... so yeah, ordered that and 3 other of the Jim Lee X-Men issues (I'm collecting issues 1-11).

And really, for my immediate collection, I only want 11 more issues... so.. really, not so bad at all. Maybe by the start of 2021 I'll have everything.

burnmotherfucker!
09-22-2020, 05:24 AM
Holy shit, mass layoffs at DC.



I've never been a comic person. Up until this year I only ever read Sandman. I always figured there's no beating that so I just kinda moved on from comics. But then this year happened and I found myself needing an escape valve from all this fucked insanity. I read Batman The Long Halloween and then I began to read Batman White Knight. I was really enjoying it and already planning to read other Black Label stories. Then I see this happened. Godammit this year won't let me have anything nice no matter how trivial it is. Oh well, at least I'm enjoying the stories I've read so far.

allegate
09-30-2020, 04:43 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanHigginsRyan/status/1311401360420605953?s=20

october_midnight
10-05-2020, 12:35 PM
So far Three Jokers is living up to the hype, though I of course wish it was a bit longer since it's so good. Can't wait for the finale next month.

https://i0.wp.com/batman-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/TJ-2-Cover.jpg?resize=696%2C1070&quality=80&strip=info&ssl=1

MrLobster
10-06-2020, 03:07 PM
Finished collecting the remaining Jim Lee X-Men issues (1-11) I wanted and grabbed another one of the McFarlane Incredible Hulk issues (330)... just 6 to go but some of them aren't cheap... I'll always be able to re-sell them, right?! :P

MrLobster
10-20-2020, 01:04 PM
https://twitter.com/ericvondran/status/1318598001007357953

(note to self; more light for pictures is a good thing)

versusreality
10-20-2020, 10:11 PM
^my favorite run of comics ever as a kid. I distinctly remember getting X-Men number 1 when I was 6 years old. It was a HUGE deal at the local comic shop.

MrLobster
10-20-2020, 11:28 PM
^my favorite run of comics ever as a kid. I distinctly remember getting X-Men number 1 when I was 6 years old. It was a HUGE deal at the local comic shop.

So when I started down this re-collecting path, I picked up the 5-cover #1 to start things off. And then I remembered how much I liked the Omega Red plot... and like 2 years later, here they are. I think I might go after Lee Uncanny X-Men stuff as well, I know I haven't read all of those and there's not that many issues...

allegate
11-03-2020, 02:25 PM
I started "100 Bullets" last week. I'm through Volume 5: The Counterfifth Detective and it's just OK so far. I think part of it is that it's so disparate in the stories and with only the thinnest of connective tissue that holds everything together, so far. I completely understand that there are a lot of books left and lots of room to explain things because 100 books is a long way to go but at the same time 100 books is a long way to go.

I am holding out hope on the story but also book 5 was one the most reviewers on Goodreads liked and for me it was a low point so who knows. plus they just killed the biggest MFer in the story in book 6 so wha...?

sketchymagpie
11-12-2020, 07:34 AM
Any 2000AD/Judge Dredd Megazine readers here? I've been lucky enough to do a few covers and interior stories for them over the last few years. I'm sort of moving away from comics now (the pay is so bad for how demanding the deadlines are that I can't make it work for me) so not sure if I'll get to do much more for them but it's the comic I grew up reading so has been a real thrill to see my art on the cover! Most recent was #2199.

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allegate
11-12-2020, 05:11 PM
I couldn't sleep Tuesday night so I read the last 50-60 books of 100 Bullets. I get the mechanics behind having 100 books in a storyline called 100 Bullets but maybe look at not having so many of them be absolutely inconsequential to the actual plot? Holy crap. Entire story lines where it's just "these people, with the established characters doing something in the background". And trying to keep track of who was on which team? hell, the fact that suddenly there were teams? Or that in the end it didn't fucking matter because literally no one made it out of the story alive?

Or the painting that was so important to the story that two or three narratives came together for it and then it's just buried with a dead woman? Is it a story-telling device I'm not familiar with where the book doesn't tell you about the story you're reading? hell, there was one book that opened with one of the guys getting a fancy ring and they talked about it for pages and then...nothing. and the art - while nice - wasn't good enough for the fidelity to see if he was still wearing the ring throughout so why?

I could go on and on about how many ways this book wasn't for me. I'm not a Marvel/DC guy where if they don't have spandex it's not fun so that's not it. It's just an idea that seemed pretty neat and then suddenly it's a thousand-year-old conspiracy theory and revenge on top of revenge on top of revenge and so random and then it's not even about the 100 bullets anymore because that guy's dead too!

There were a couple places where an alt-history angle was attempted but it fell flat because they wouldn't lean into it, the Roanoke 'massacre' for one. And the violence? Sometimes it felt like violence for the sake of violence, like when dude had his lower jaw ripped off by a bear trap. no shit that happened.

I'm ranting so I'm not saying anything creative or positive about it. I also fully admit that reading that many books in a row probably caused most of my reaction, as was reading them all from midnight to 5:30 in the morning. never mind the 24+ hours awake by the time I got to the last book.

Anyway, I can't recommend the book. I mean I kept going because of the Eisner awards and I was like "this book is going to be the one where I figure it out" but no.

allegate
11-17-2020, 04:02 PM
Reading DCeased right now is pseudo (https://www.comicbookherald.com/dceased-reading-order-review/) order. Apparently book 14 of "Hope" is due out later this month and yet it's in the 'middle' of the stories proper? it's just weird because that reading order has not been updated in a year so it's had to have changed, right?

allegate
11-23-2020, 12:48 PM
OK, finished DCeased (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46021336-dceased) and DCeased: The Unkillables (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48905328-dceased) as well as the five available books of DCeased: Dead Planet (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53469640-dceased). using that reading order I was also reading the DCeased: Hope at World's End which apparently is digital only so may not have a collected version? Anyway, there's also supposed to be 14 chapters and yet at the end of 14 it said something about concluding in the next chapter so bah.

To start off, I don't like zombie stories unless there's something unique to be offered and this is interesting enough, though it does turn it's own logic on itself a time or two, especially since apparently in one series *redacted* is dead and in another *redacted* isn't? But that's a particular annoyance of comics in general. The part where *redacted* is 'immune' to the virus but *redacted* isn't is dumb. There are too many places where I was into the story and the world it was building and then it would do a hard left for the sake of having a sequel setup or to further the plot. And some characters change immediately - like nanosecond fast - and others are like "forsooth, though dawn does break..." and I get story beats but come on.

And ripping your own heart out? It's metal af but also how would that even work?

plot armor abounds, but this is the way.

The artistry is wildly different at times and it is strange to see.

Mcenroy
12-01-2020, 03:29 PM
Are here fans of the Sin City series by Frank Miller? That is the most atmospheric comics ever (my opinion).

allegate
12-06-2020, 05:10 PM
Finished "Hope at World's End" and it's like, DCeased.v2? like what if there was a happy ending for some of the heroes instead of what is happening in the other story? and an actual ending?

such a weird thing, comics.

Liam Cooper
12-12-2020, 04:10 PM
The other day bought Ladykiller on the advice of my colleague from work. The techniques of drawing is good and the plot itself too.

MrLobster
01-07-2021, 12:51 PM
https://twitter.com/ericvondran/status/1347239216426610688

Yay

MrLobster
01-27-2021, 01:31 PM
https://twitter.com/ericvondran/status/1354496267913633793

My partner is Deadpool fan... so, this was an early anniversary present for her.

Magnetic
01-29-2021, 04:17 PM
I had read a few issues of Sandman a decade or so ago (JFC, decades?) when I was visiting a friend. The Netflix series popped up on my radar. I was casually thinking it would be fun to read them before seeing the series.
Any recommendations for purchasing? There's options on amazon, but I was wondering if someone has a reliable comic book store online they could recommend?

Tom
01-30-2021, 03:36 AM
https://twitter.com/ericvondran/status/1354496267913633793

My partner is Deadpool fan... so, this was an early anniversary present for her.

A must for any Domino fan also - her (sort of) first appearance.

versusreality
01-30-2021, 07:56 AM
https://twitter.com/ericvondran/status/1347239216426610688

Yay


one of my favorite runs of X-Men books!!

october_midnight
02-15-2021, 03:05 PM
Holy shit. Now, this is boulder of salt stuff IMO but there's a report circulating online that a number of very wealthy private investors are making a move to try to out and out buy DC Comics. (https://bleedingcool.com/comics/dc-comics-buyout-in-the-works-from-fans-with-lots-of-money/)

october_midnight
02-16-2021, 02:29 PM
Fuck me this Raf Grassetti variant cover for Joker #1 next month.

https://twitter.com/rafagrassetti/status/1361483448263712770

Sweet zombie jesus.

allegate
02-16-2021, 03:24 PM
https://twitter.com/thedcnation/status/1361767305831571458?s=20

allegate
03-01-2021, 04:55 PM
https://twitter.com/CoolComicArt/status/1366505026290520064?s=20

oh.

no thank you, please.

burnmotherfucker!
03-06-2021, 12:31 AM
I had read a few issues of Sandman a decade or so ago (JFC, decades?) when I was visiting a friend. The Netflix series popped up on my radar. I was casually thinking it would be fun to read them before seeing the series.
Any recommendations for purchasing? There's options on amazon, but I was wondering if someone has a reliable comic book store online they could recommend?

Did you ever find a good option? I bought the original 10 volume box set a few years back but it looks like they don't sell that one anymore and it has been replaced by a new edition. I'm also excited to see what they do with the Netflix show but there's just no way it'll live up to the comic. Best graphic novel series of all time and it's not even close for me.

october_midnight
03-24-2021, 11:00 AM
https://twitter.com/CoolComicArt/status/1366505026290520064?s=20

oh.

no thank you, please.

Can't lie. I most definitely picked up that Quitely variant for Joker #1 lol.

MrLobster
03-25-2021, 02:33 PM
Looks like Marvel has dropped Diamond now as well........

otnavuskire
03-25-2021, 06:11 PM
Looks like Marvel has dropped Diamond now as well........

Wow. Guess that's the end of Diamond.

october_midnight
04-14-2021, 05:20 PM
Just picked up Joker #2 and Batman: The Detective #1. Both were amazing reads. Loving where both are headed!

allegate
04-26-2021, 05:27 PM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/34/Unfunnies_01_cover.jpg

This is legitimately one of the worst things I've ever read in my life. You know those times when a book title and all of the reviews and even the blurb are telling you the book is going to be terrible? No? Because that never happens. I didn't know it could happen! Heck, I didn't even know I could dislike a book as much as this one. Mark Millar was either working through some stuff or needs to talk to someone because this...wow.


By Millar's own account, when he gave a copy of the first issue to his wife, she read the first six pages of it, and then threw the book back at him while calling it "the most horrible thing she'd ever read in her life" as he frantically attempted to explain to her that "the crow was sucking cock for a REASON."

And I can totally see what he was trying for in the meta. It's just that a story of a serial killing pedophile that infects happy-go-lucky cartoon characters with his madness is not the best way to do it. It's not even A way to do it ffs.

Liking this book is indicative of a lot of things. No one should like it, even to say "I got it". It's a terrible book.

henryeatscereal
04-26-2021, 08:35 PM
^wow, that review made me want to read it

allegate
04-27-2021, 12:10 AM
he appears to have 'forgotten' about it.
The title is wholly absent from the Millarworld art book (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist%27s_book), as well as the line's official website; when reached for comment by Bleeding Cool (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Johnston), both Avatar Press editor-in-chief (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editor-in-chief) William A. Christensen and art book publisher Image Comics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_Comics) claimed that Millar had not brought up including The Unfunnies in either. Millar and Williams also both failed to respond to any of Bleeding Cool's queries relating to the apparent "excommunication (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excommunication)" of The Unfunnies from their bibliographies.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unfunnies

The only reason I'm reading it - and other of his books - is that the trailer for Jupiter's Legacy looked interesting and I saw a few other of his books at the same time. I read Wanted (it's basically a 13-year-old's idea of a comic book after binging red bull and eminem for a week straight), Chrononauts (too short, since the setup is like 2.5 books long and the series is 4 books total), and Superior (Superman after the author is told to stop stealing Marvel characters by Stan Lee; No seriously, that's from Mark's intro to the book) and that was just this week. I'd already read the first Kingsman book and it was alright so this ping ponging quality this past week is taking me for a spin. And I look at his Marvel/DC output and see the stories he was responsible for and it's remarkable.

I'm reading the synopsis for Nemesis and wtaf is wrong with him? is it one of those things where he has to have an editor to say "fuck no Mark we're not putting a plot line where he kidnaps someone's children, forcing them to reveal secrets like his wife having had an affair; his son is gay; and his daughter had a secret abortion. And that all of these secrets were kept from him as he is a devoted Catholic. The bad guy then releases the children but he has artificially inseminated the daughter with the son's sperm, with her womb rigged to collapse if an abortion is attempted. I mean shit, what kind of fucked up person thinks that's OK?"

henryeatscereal
04-27-2021, 12:44 PM
he appears to have 'forgotten' about it.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unfunnies

Yeah, after reading about it in here, i tried to buy it with no success, seems it's not available on Amazon US (or at least they don't deliver to my location) and it's pretty much forgotten from the "Millarverse".
I've always liked Millar's work, i know he's not perfect, but like most of his stuff, i had no idea about it, in a way it looks like Millar's "The Aristocrats" joke, but the more i read about it i can see why it pissed many off and why it's not required reading.

MrLobster
04-27-2021, 12:51 PM
https://twitter.com/ericvondran/status/1387084868064989187

punk
05-22-2021, 02:10 AM
So, I thought about posting this in NIN Spotting, but itís comics-related.

X-men fans: FYI, Warpath is a NIN fan. I think it was Second Coming.


Unrelated:

So, does anybody know specific books - like the earliest - that were on the new paper, with the new printing techniques? Specifically when Marvel (or DC, I guess) went from printing on pulp to printing on gloss?

Sometime under Joe Q.; I know he was a part of that change in paper and printing, but I would really like to know the specific book/books.

Anybody know?


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punk
05-22-2021, 02:22 AM
And, X-men readers:

Can they (the 5) bring back any mutant, even those that died before?

I think so, right? Thatís why Mystique is so pissed- Xavier wonít bring back Destiny.

If anybody can be brought back, including those from before Krakoa, where is Thunderbird? Why hasnít Xavier brought him back?


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henryeatscereal
05-24-2021, 12:24 PM
So, I thought about posting this in NIN Spotting, but itís comics-related.

X-men fans: FYI, Warpath is a NIN fan. I think it was Second Coming.

Kyle Rayner (Green Lantern) is also a NIN fan!

https://i.redd.it/zqzh7q4opqk41.jpg

allegate
05-24-2021, 12:46 PM
Restarted East of West while at the vet Saturday and finished it on Sunday.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/36/East_of_West.jpg


Set in the dystopian 2064 United States, the series explores an alternate timeline where in the past, the Civil War never ended and an extended war continued until a comet hits present-day Kansas in 1908. The six warring parties met at Armistice-the site of the comet's impact-and made a truce. This resulted in the signing of the treaty forming "the Seven Nations of America": the Armistice, The Union, The Confederacy, the Kingdom of New Orleans, the Endless Nation, the Republic of Texas, and the People's Republic of America.

On the day of the treaty signing, Elijah Longstreet, a Confederate Army soldier under Stonewall Jackson, and Red Cloud, the chief of chiefs to the Native American tribes of the Endless Nation, simultaneously prophesied what would later become part of The Message. Both immediately collapsed and died after delivering their respective prophecies.
In 1958, Chairman Mao Zedong of the PRA wrote the addendum to his Little Red Book; this addendum was the third piece of the prophecy meant to complete The Message, which foretold the Apocalypse.

It's everything I love about comics: tell a bat-shit story that has an ending. The art is amazing and the story goes to some places. Sure there's a time or two where you see it going right but then it zigs left predictably enough and you're left with "oh of course that happened". But it doesn't do that enough to be annoying.

Don't read the synopsis on the wikipedia. There's a lot more to it than what's above and it ends with "Here begins the story of East of West #1." except it actually tells you close to the whole story, some of which is not revealed until the last couple of books. Heck, one of those things I'm pretty sure wasn't in the book I read because it didn't make a lick of sense in the book and the explanation there leaves me with more questions than I had before.

Anyway. It's over and done and collected and great.

Only question that I had at the end - because pretty much every story was wrapped pretty well - is what happens to the four horsemen next? it's already said that they reincarnate after death so they're going to start up again in another decade or so? And all four are going to...what, exactly? They didn't leave on good terms. Oh well. point of setting up a sequel is to not answer everything.

r_z
05-28-2021, 09:25 AM
I was looking for a good sci-fi comic, so thanks for that!

On that note: Anyone read Heavy Liquid?

MrLobster
06-03-2021, 01:38 PM
Two more of those McFarlane Incredible Hulks arrived today... just 3 more to go of those.

I've decided I want the '88 UK Death's Head series now too...

allegate
06-03-2021, 02:15 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanHigginsRyan/status/1400505399732695043?s=20

that sounds interesting, I should check out my one and only comic shop and see if they got any.

otnavuskire
06-03-2021, 02:24 PM
that sounds interesting, I should check out my one and only comic shop and see if they got any.

First issue isn’t out until July 21, but still worth talking to your shop to see if they can reserve a copy for you.

allegate
06-03-2021, 02:30 PM
it's not out for another month and a half?!

damn you Ryan!

but thank you, that will make it easier to find a copy I hope.

allegate
06-10-2021, 11:34 AM
Started reading Planetary while waiting at hospital and I'm through the first two books. It seems disjointed at times and also that there's a bigger story coming. I guess the one bad thing of long-form comic books is that it's harder to seed ideas in the art because the artist changes so that even if something was hidden in the background of one of the books then it's impossible to know that it was important because your eye is focused on the words. Easier to do that in a moving picture like a tv show because you can look around while you listen.

The book with Superman/Wonder Woman/Green Lantern was weird. It was a lot like the rest: here's a microcosm of a story that doesn't have a beginning or end, just a middle and then it's over.

MrLobster
06-17-2021, 02:36 PM
https://twitter.com/ericvondran/status/1405594740398067713

allegate
07-13-2021, 02:58 PM
Read both volumes of Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. and I only finished the second volume for completion's sake. The "oh I'm a secret agent monster look at me I'm just keeping secrets from everyone!" is on full display here. No one cares when it happens, and there are no consequences to anyone afterwards. Well I guess one person quits but she's barely in it anyway so oh well.

The monster keeps getting called Frankenstein and it isn't until the second volume you get the whole "I'm not actually called Frankenstein" thing except instead of "call me Spartacus" or whatever you just get moody emo Frank and "I'm a monster!" with different thesaurus entries related to monster.

Just the worst kind of comic writing. and the art! it changes from "ok I'll accept this" to "four arms plus BOOBS".

I just wanted a break from the Annotated Sandman (halfway through the four volumes, that's a lot of story. not so many annotations though...very disappointing) and I should have picked something else.

october_midnight
07-13-2021, 03:40 PM
DC has announced two new halloween themed series, one a 12 issue maxi-series and another ongoing... Task Force Z, which makes sense...they needed a way to bring Bane, Arkham Knight, et al back from the dead after A-Day. And DC vs Zombies which is basically a next phase of DCeased. Pumped!

october_midnight
07-13-2021, 03:42 PM
Oh also, anyone into horror comics? Highly recommend the new DC Black Label series 'The Nice House on The Lake'. Only two issues into it and it's already just so fuckin' good. The ending of issue #1 blew my mind.

https://www.dccomics.com/sites/default/files/styles/comics320x485/public/comic-covers/2021/05/TNHOTL_Cv1_60b02d60a348c8.55712988.jpg?itok=FuMnpl 46

allegate
07-13-2021, 03:56 PM
DCeased was so strange. They had two stories being told concurrently: one where Supes was bitten and one where he wasn't. There were other differences but that was the big one. Well that and the fact that one story ended and the other did the 2nd act thing of 'ending' but also seeding things to potentially continue the story. And yes I know that 'officially' the stories happen at different times but they released them together.

Also the speed with which people turned varied depending on what the writer wanted to happen. Black Adam turns in a split second whereas Supes is able to hold it off because of his metabolism? sure. Lady Shiva has time for a heart-felt monologue AND rip her own heart out? oh why not.

Tom
07-13-2021, 04:04 PM
Oh also, anyone into horror comics? Highly recommend the new DC Black Label series 'The Nice House on The Lake'. Only two issues into it and it's already just so fuckin' good. The ending of issue #1 blew my mind.

Good to hear! I have the first two issues sitting in my enormous pile of unread comics.

MrLobster
08-16-2021, 02:26 PM
https://twitter.com/ericvondran/status/1427335486226395136

versusreality
08-16-2021, 03:11 PM
those What If X-Men storylines look awesome!

MrLobster
08-16-2021, 05:39 PM
those What If X-Men storylines look awesome!

I mainly picked them up for fill up the order to make the shipping worth it for that Hulk comic (it was cheap, but shipping was not...). There are a few more of the X-Men related What If...'s from that era I wouldn't mind having but not a priority. Just some fun stuff.

MrLobster
09-07-2021, 09:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sk7BAuUCFc

henryeatscereal
09-07-2021, 12:16 PM
I love Comic Tropes, one of the best comics channels on youtube right now.

MrLobster
09-08-2021, 09:12 PM
https://twitter.com/ericvondran/status/1435772758567256065

Picked this up for my partner... she's a fan.

allegate
10-21-2021, 12:22 PM
Read all of these yesterday. I'm all for alt-history but this went off the rails so many different times that I just lost track of everything. I guess I should have been taking notes? The constant one-sheet of blank pages - like six in a row at times - was just too much pretentiousness. It's a collection, you can get rid of those things? I guess they wanted to preserve the original intent but fuck if I know what that intent was.

The theme of "losing every time you think you're close to winning" was very prevalent, as was the theme of "winning because why not the universe is fucking chaos man". There was one character I really liked and I'm sad at how dirty they played him.

There is a lot of minor references to things that exist in the real world (I particularly liked the Demon Core (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon_core) reference) but it was just a little too alt for an alt-history story. entire storylines that took place in someone's head - many pages were devoted to this! - and then the whole "losing every time you think you're close to winning" happened as soon as it was resolved. what the jiminy cricket hell was up with that.

https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1350317627l/15736709._SY475_.jpg
https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1356142517l/17124883.jpg
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edit:

I guess I'm glad that even Patrick Rothfuss thought the same thing?
I'm really uncertain what sort of ranking I should give these books in terms of 1-5 stars.

Because the truth is, this volume is very well written, well-plotted, there's good tension and character development. Good action. It's funny and odd and suprising in turns.

But I've read all six volumes of this comic, and I know at the end of the series, *none* of the plots that are being spooled out so carefully here come to satisfying fruition. There's no closure.

Now if this was just a story in progress, this wouldn't be much of an issue. My series *will* have an ending, for example. So will Jim Bucher's. Those aren't stories lacking closure. Those are stories where the closure is yet to come.

If there was more to come in this series, I'd trust them to bring this around to a good ending. Hickman is obviously a skilled writer. (Sandman, for example, took a lot of turns that must have seemed like pointless digressions partway through, but Gaiman *nailed* the ending of that series.)

But after doing some research, it seems like this comic initially stopped at the end of Volume 4. Later, they rebooted it for volumes 5&6 (which were *hugely* different) and then it stopped again in 2016.

This seems to be a particular issue with comics I read. How should I rank stories that are brilliant beginnings to stories that will never have an end? Stories that are kinda like Firefly?

It almost seems like I should start another category for them here on goodreads. Things like Fell, Ignition City, Dr. Sleepless. Or Zelazny's Merlin books that are missing the 5th and final volume?also, lol at this last bit:
(Fair warning: Responding with snark or bitchiness about my third book in the comments will be happily met with me blocking you.)