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burn.
12-23-2011, 12:08 AM
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 (http://www.tfaw.com/Profile/Sacrifice-1-(of-6)-(Obsidian-Variant-Cover-Edition)___399148) looks interesting, I might check it out soon.

aggroculture
12-23-2011, 09:10 AM
Good thread, but should be in the literature sub-forum. I recently read Rutu Modan's Exit Wounds, which was awesome.
http://www.entrecomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/exit.jpg
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.

burn.
12-23-2011, 09:34 AM
So please ammend your prejudices accordingly k thkz.


I was kidding :(

halloween
12-23-2011, 02:05 PM
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:
http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad352/lady_ozma/blogsep1/lost_girls_new_cover_red_lg.jpg

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!

orestes
12-23-2011, 06:16 PM
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.

Morad
12-24-2011, 04:21 PM
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.

emptydesk
12-30-2011, 12:50 AM
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

ltrandazzo
12-30-2011, 01:04 AM
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.

Ocean Blooms
12-30-2011, 05:01 AM
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".

emptydesk
12-30-2011, 05:09 AM
skip uncanny x-force at your peril

october_midnight
02-01-2012, 03:55 PM
DC Comics officially announces series titled 'Before Watchmen'. (http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2012/02/01/dc-entertainment-officially-announces-%E2%80%9Cbefore-watchmen%E2%80%9D/)

That sound you hear is Alan Moore losing his shit. Even though he won't bother attempting to fight it legally. (http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/02/01/better-read-then-dead-watchmen-2-coming-soon/)

nemesiswontdie
02-28-2012, 07:24 AM
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).

Conan The Barbarian
03-05-2012, 10:34 AM
Alan Moore is such a hipster.

Tighfield11
03-31-2012, 10:46 AM
Awesome selection of comics. I'm following Batman, Batwoman and the swamp thing too.

henryeatscereal
05-02-2012, 12:29 PM
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...

hellospaceboy
05-08-2012, 11:26 AM
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.

AgentofChaos
05-13-2012, 11:56 PM
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.

nemesiswontdie
05-14-2012, 12:03 AM
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.

henryeatscereal
05-14-2012, 09:15 AM
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:

http://www.zonanegativa.com/imagenes/2011/09/6001.jpg

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!

henryeatscereal
06-01-2012, 08:39 AM
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/2012/06/01/the-mystery-is-over

meh

Conan The Barbarian
06-01-2012, 08:42 AM
I was hoping it would be Aquaman, it just made more sense in my head.

aggroculture
06-01-2012, 09:56 AM
Currently reading Osamu Tezuka's Ayako:
http://mangabookshelf.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ayako.jpeg
It's brilliant, can't believe it took me this long to read a Tezuka book.

AgentofChaos
06-02-2012, 06:57 PM
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

hellospaceboy
06-10-2012, 09:02 PM
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).

henryeatscereal
07-10-2012, 10:59 AM
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

orestes
07-12-2012, 08:42 PM
OMG new Sandman next year!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GndnR7oSYYk

hellospaceboy
07-13-2012, 07:58 AM
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.

BlueCalx
07-13-2012, 10:36 AM
I'm just glad Gaiman's getting back into comics. You know, as opposed to another potboiler novel or an expanded vaudeville roadshow.

orestes
07-13-2012, 12:20 PM
I'm pretty stoked that JH Williams is providing the artwork. His work on Batwoman has been amazing!

Conan The Barbarian
07-13-2012, 03:28 PM
Anyone read walking dead 100 yet?

henryeatscereal
07-14-2012, 12:04 AM
Anyone read walking dead 100 yet?
nope, but im planning to get it next week...

aggroculture
07-16-2012, 12:24 AM
http://www.comicgesellschaft.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Titelbild-Sammelband-Rechtsextremismus-Rassismus-und-Antisemitismus-in-Comics.jpg
Saw this book the other day. It's only in German at present, but I think I might get it anyway...

hellospaceboy
07-23-2012, 01:22 AM
https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTwSZG89vFd4OLVsaoylwvaDbwxjtFSO fKX8mX8di2zbXAs5UQo
I'm reading Prophet, and it's really brilliant and full of ideas. Very entertaining.

A friend also lent me King City, also by Brandon Graham. Very excited!

https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSbURxRrjg7QwsNNhWXdk9W7e9RsIZ6O h4jX9DJXQex_bluQPJdVw

hellospaceboy
08-30-2012, 09:30 AM
In about two hours I'm heading up to Atlanta for DragonCon! I volunteer at the Walk of Fame (it's cool working with all the actors/celebrities, can't wait to meet Alice Cooper) but I'm always most excited about the comics showroom. I love it!

Conan The Barbarian
08-30-2012, 12:09 PM
http://www.comicgesellschaft.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Titelbild-Sammelband-Rechtsextremismus-Rassismus-und-Antisemitismus-in-Comics.jpg
Saw this book the other day. It's only in German at present, but I think I might get it anyway...

The kid with the cap reminds me of a cross between yu gi oh and the kid from the burger king kids club.

henryeatscereal
08-30-2012, 12:11 PM
Old news but had to post it:

Stay Classy Rob! (http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2012/08/rob-liefeld-unleashed-creator-targets-scott-snyder-tom-brevoort/)

aggroculture
08-31-2012, 09:23 PM
Currently reading Gantz
http://www.popcultureshock.com/wp-content/uploads/manga/gantz1.jpg
And digging it a lot...

thelastdisciple
09-05-2012, 06:35 PM
http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/13/13043.jpg

I just finished reading Vol.1 so I'll be starting on Vol.2 pretty soon here. KNIFE TO THE EYE! love the Goon.

I need to track down Vol.0 though I've only been checking these out from the library, when i get enough $$ I'll definitely be starting on trying to get as many as i can.

aggroculture
10-06-2012, 08:42 AM
http://www.lambiek.net/catalog/img/1029--57366-800-w3u.jpg
Just read this: enjoyable, but some parts of it were pretty far-fetched. Tezuka has a love for pulpy sex and violence murder mysteries that I don't always fully dig.

Maul
10-06-2012, 10:06 AM
Anyone here reading Chew from Image Comics?
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/7976594629_bb2e65affd_c.jpg

henryeatscereal
10-06-2012, 10:33 AM
^I have the first number as the "Image Firsts" collection, i liked the art and the main idea but i just haven't checked it yet

orestes
10-06-2012, 11:21 AM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk125/arcee_cola/ScreenShot2012-10-06at12350PM.png

henryeatscereal
10-06-2012, 12:24 PM
oh man those "Death of the family" covers by Finch Capullo are awesome, im so glad they are bringing the joker back, i was a huge fan of "Night of the Owls"

By the way thanks to Orestes for fixin' my post i was thinking in Capullo but ended up typing Finch, lol

henryeatscereal
10-11-2012, 09:19 AM
Pretty Fuckin Sick!

http://rebotica.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/batman-13.jpg

orestes
10-11-2012, 10:54 PM
"When did I ever say I found you beautiful?" GAH.

Holy shit, Batman #13

Conan The Barbarian
10-11-2012, 11:22 PM
I havent read issue 13 yet, but i am not really digging the new joker, I think it is a bit out of character. Do they explain it in the issue?

orestes
10-12-2012, 06:15 AM
Nope, the story arch doesn't conclude until February.

henryeatscereal
10-12-2012, 11:55 AM
I havent read issue 13 yet, but i am not really digging the new joker, I think it is a bit out of character. Do they explain it in the issue?
Back in Detective Comics no. 1 (The New 52 continuity) the Joker is seen in Arkham Asylum with a man called the Dollmaker, the Joker taunts him and tells him that he killed his son, the Dollmaker cuts off the skin of his face, we also find out that the Joker planned the whole thing to celebrate his "Rebirth"

aggroculture
10-26-2012, 07:28 PM
http://img.newkadia.com/Covers/L/F/Fist%20of%20the%20North%20Star/fistofthenorthstar2.jpg

Fixer808
11-01-2012, 06:41 AM
Batman vs. The Punisher... discuss.
Pure curiousity as to the arguments. If both were set in the same world and went after each other for some reason, who would come out ahead? And I want details, not just "FUCKIN' BATARANGS!!!"

I post this because I was am currently dressed as The Punisher because I haven't gone to bed yet, Halloween and stuff. And it made me think of that Marvel vs. DC thing where (among others) they had Batman vs. Wolverine, which was weird. Really? Batman and Wolverine?

henryeatscereal
11-01-2012, 09:58 AM
Batman vs. The Punisher... discuss.
Pure curiousity as to the arguments. If both were set in the same world and went after each other for some reason, who would come out ahead? And I want details, not just "FUCKIN' BATARANGS!!!"

There was 2 one shots showing this fight one with Bruce Wayne as Batman and the other one with "Batman-Azrael"
http://www.byrnerobotics.com/forum/uploads/FlavioSapha/2008-09-20_182709_punisher_batman.jpg http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080201150426/marvel_dc/images/5/5b/Batman_Punisher_-_Lake_of_Fire.jpg

I think both are good reads but as many comic book fight it's too restricted and not a "last man standing match" like it should be, but i think Batman (as Bruce Wayne) would win this fight mostly because he's smarter and has many resources plus a he isn't as passionate as Frank Castle, still i think Frank can take Batman down if he gets some kind of emotional leverage on Batman, maybe commissioner Gordon.

aggroculture
11-05-2012, 10:36 PM
http://0.tqn.com/d/manga/1/0/t/B/-/-/Parasyte1_500.jpg
Started reading this, but am underwhelmed: too lightweight/comedic. It's no Gantz, that's for sure.

nemesiswontdie
11-08-2012, 03:15 AM
Batman vs. Wolverine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7J1rhn4EhM

aggroculture
11-22-2012, 12:16 PM
http://stephaniemcmillan.org/

Fixer808
11-28-2012, 10:19 PM
I gotta pick up a collected copy of Marvel's "Earth X". I remember waiting in agony for the next issue to come out, it was great.

Maul
12-05-2012, 04:44 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_tM_mQ94Xw08/TR1yOkH0VNI/AAAAAAAAAo0/ROVuOTafKy4/s1600/umbrella-academy.jpg

The third installment of this saga isn't coming quick enough!

thelastdisciple
12-07-2012, 02:03 AM
Has anyone here read 100 Bullets? I've been thinking about starting on this series.

Any good things to say about it?

AgentofChaos
12-07-2012, 02:16 AM
Say what you want about Bendis, but this was one of the riskiest Marvel Now titles, and All-New X-Men is doing nothing but delivering the goods.

I was pretty skeptical about the premise and it could've easily gone far the other way but I really do like where they are going with it. Not too many of the other titles have grabbed me thus far, but I will be following this book for a while.

X-Men Legacy has also shown some solid potential in its first two issues.

henryeatscereal
12-07-2012, 10:08 AM
Has anyone here read 100 Bullets? I've been thinking about starting on this series.Any good things to say about it?It's a good, "new reader friendly series" (you can start in Volume 2 and still get the plot since they are short stories...)The comic is good if you're into "mob", "drama", "pulp", "arty violence" kinda stories and Brian Azzarello is a great indie writer
Say what you want about Bendis, but this was one of the riskiest Marvel Now titles, and All-New X-Men is doing nothing but delivering the goods.I was pretty skeptical about the premise and it could've easily gone far the other way but I really do like where they are going with it. Not too many of the other titles have grabbed me thus far, but I will be following this book for a while.X-Men Legacy has also shown some solid potential in its first two issues.I haven't read the title but a friend of mine said to me it's: "Pretty good for considering Bendis standards"
The main problem i have with him is his constant attempts of writing "hip" "shocking" stories without caring destroying a character in the process, i have no problem with his stuff in Ultimate Spider Man, but we have to admit "A VS X" was a terrible crossover...

hellospaceboy
12-07-2012, 09:03 PM
This news (Karen Berger leaves Vertigo) came out a couple days ago, and it made me really sad. I got into comics as an adult, reading Vertigo titles (Sandman most importantly), and they had a huge impact on my life.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/54990-karen-berger-to-leave-dc-comics-vertigo-imprint-in-2013.html

I had a chance to talk to her on the phone once. She reviewed and edited one of my scripts (didn't buy it, but she liked it) and gave me advice on my writing. She couldn't be nicer, and she was very generous.

nemesiswontdie
12-07-2012, 09:53 PM
All-New X-Men is doing nothing but delivering the goods.




I went to the comic store Wednesday and was considering buying that comics because I heard from a friend that it's awesome, but for some reason, I skipped over it. Then a few more friends are telling me how good it is so far, so I think this coming up Wednesday I'm gonna go pick it up the first two issues.

Has anyone read the new Thunderbolts? The first issue came out Wednesday and I don't think it's bad, but it's just the first issue so I kind of expected there to not be that much action. I really love the team on the series too.

dpeters
12-10-2012, 08:53 PM
Preacher. 'Nuff said.

Fixer808
12-20-2012, 07:39 PM
Preacher. 'Nuff said.
Fucking love Preacher!

Also, picked up book 1 of the collected Walking Dead for my sister for Christmas!

thelastdisciple
12-27-2012, 08:57 AM
For Xmas i got The Boondock Saints - In Nomine Patris: The Secret History of Il Duce (i had the first issue of the comics but didn't have time to get the rest so having this collected edition of all the issues is awesome and the cover is fucking bad ass!), The Punisher by Greg Rucka vol. 1 and Punisher MAX: Untold Tales.

Stoked to read 'em!

Maul
01-02-2013, 10:14 AM
Been thinking about getting The Boondocks comic strips.

http://synd.imgsrv.uclick.com/comics/bo/2010/bo100725.gif

henryeatscereal
01-02-2013, 03:00 PM
The Massive

http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/20/20024.jpg

This series is delivering the goods, a cool take on the "end of the world" and the fight for survival, i could be the blueprint for NIN's Year Zero TV series, i highly recommend it!

aggroculture
02-19-2013, 07:17 AM
http://www.minority-review.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/batman-the-dark-knight-returns-1.jpg
Just read this for a class I am TA-ing and I've got to say I'm a bit confused as to why this is celebrated: it's horrible. Badly written - I mean really corny writing, hard to follow, and the art is just terrible. Sometimes it's entirely unclear what is going on. And Superman and Batman in the same comic? Fighting each other? What the fuck. Maybe it is meant to be read as a kind of postmodern, ironic commentary on superheroes, kind of like Watchmen: I wish it had been a less unpleasurable read, from just about every angle.

Conan The Barbarian
02-19-2013, 07:57 AM
Guess it's not for everyone. I think its bad ass

henryeatscereal
02-19-2013, 02:19 PM
Just read this for a class I am TA-ing and I've got to say I'm a bit confused as to why this is celebrated: it's horrible. Badly written - I mean really corny writing, hard to follow, and the art is just terrible. Sometimes it's entirely unclear what is going on. And Superman and Batman in the same comic? Fighting each other? What the fuck. Maybe it is meant to be read as a kind of postmodern, ironic commentary on superheroes, kind of like Watchmen: I wish it had been a less unpleasurable read, from just about every angle.
It's suposed to read the "Watchmen way" like you said... i think the comic is awesome, in a way "destroys" the Batman character, but also redefines him into what he is today (there's no doubt the new movies have a lot of DKR in their influence)
I don't think Frank Miller is "the greatest" ever, still i don't think he's bad, he's just overrated and he's capable of delivering beautiful and awesome work (300, Ronin) or stupid sexist-crap (All-Star Batman & Robin, and DK2).
Whether you like it or not the comic helped to redefine superheroes and graphic novel in a huge way!

aggroculture
03-11-2013, 08:10 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xlbLVJWn0bA/TSX4O2NYVsI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/YqMRt8arAko/s1600/the_filth_tpb.jpg
Excessively postmodern and hard to follow. The stories rushed by and there wasn't enough effort put into making them make sense. Tried a little too hard to be weird and out there.
What would Grant Morrison's best comic be considered to be?

Conan The Barbarian
03-11-2013, 08:18 PM
I feel that is all Grant Morrison is trying to do, and in the end it just falls flat.

henryeatscereal
03-12-2013, 11:55 AM
Excessively postmodern and hard to follow. The stories rushed by and there wasn't enough effort put into making them make sense. Tried a little too hard to be weird and out there.
What would Grant Morrison's best comic be considered to be?
Arkham Asylum, The Invisibles and WE3 are great reads, The filth is a bit over-the-top and i understand if you don't like it, in my opinion: Morrisson it's either Hit or Miss, he's a very talented writer and has very interesting ideas but sometimes his storytelling and his pretentiousness gets out of control...
Still i think the 3 comics i recommended and his run on X-Men are worth reading

REPLICA
03-22-2013, 08:45 AM
I just started getting back in to comic books again. I have read some bits and pieces from Before Watchmen (so far I have read the Minutemen series, the Dollar Bill one shot, and I think have read 3 of the Ozymandius series) and Star Wars (a recent series that takes place after the 1st Death Star destruction - I think #3 is out now) but that's all I've been looking at. I really want to get in on reading The Walking Dead. I saw the first season of the AMC show but I haven't been keeping up with that and i'd like to start fresh.

henryeatscereal
03-22-2013, 10:16 AM
I just started getting back in to comic books again. I have read some bits and pieces from Before Watchmen (so far I have read the Minutemen series, the Dollar Bill one shot, and I think have read 3 of the Ozymandius series) and Star Wars (a recent series that takes place after the 1st Death Star destruction - I think #3 is out now) but that's all I've been looking at. I really want to get in on reading The Walking Dead. I saw the first season of the AMC show but I haven't been keeping up with that and i'd like to start fresh.
The Walking Dead comic it's different from the series... many situations and characters are handled different form the show... i really recommend the comic it's SO much better than the series...
The "Before Watchmen" series it's ok there's some great stuff like Minutemen, Silk Spectre and Dr Manhattan, still the series about The Comedian and Rorschach failed to deliver the goods...

REPLICA
03-22-2013, 10:29 AM
The Walkind Dead comic it's different from the series... many situations and characters are handled different form the show... i really recommend the comic it's SO much better than the series...
The "Before Watchmen" series it's ok there's some great stuff like Minutemen, Silk Spectre and Dr Manhattan, still the series about The Comedian and Rorschach failed to deliver the goods...

I have heard many good things about The Walking Dead comics. I have also heard that Rorschach and The Comedian series were so-so. I'll have to pick up a few of each in the next week.

henryeatscereal
03-22-2013, 10:58 AM
I have heard many good things about The Walking Dead comics. I have also heard that Rorschach and The Comedian series were so-so. I'll have to pick up a few of each in the next week.
Sadly the only good thing about the "Rorschach" and "Comedian" series it's the art, such a shame, they are awesome characters...

If you want to "jump in" the Walking Dead comics, i recommend to you the first compilation "Days Gone Bye"

http://www.amazon.com/The-Walking-Dead-Vol-Days/dp/1582406723/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1363966913&sr=8-2&keywords=walking+dead+comic

But there's also a Hardcover:

http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Dead-Omnibus-New-Printing/dp/1607065037/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363967636&sr=1-8&keywords=walking+dead+hardcovers

...and even, omnibus:

http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Dead-Compendium-One/dp/1607060760/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363968031&sr=1-1&keywords=walking+dead+compendium

REPLICA
03-22-2013, 10:41 PM
So, today I bought up the third issue of Star Wars and Before Watchmen (3-6 Ozy & 1 Dr. M). I am going to get The Walking Dead, hopefully, at the beginning of next month. Thanks for the info on that henryeatscereal!

aggroculture
04-15-2013, 10:41 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ywr_1Dw0zKM/T0yetjnrIXI/AAAAAAAABuY/Ciq8bcQt2xo/s1600/heartbreakcover.jpg
Very enjoyable once you get into it.

AgentofChaos
04-19-2013, 09:41 AM
Marvel NOW is really shaping up nicely in my opinion now that it's been about 6 months in. They have a core of really strong titles I'm enjoying week to week now.

All New X-Men I've mentioned before. It's the buzzworthy flagship title. But now you have Uncanny Avengers getting really interesting (Onslaught, Apocalypse Twins), Cable and X-Force, New Avengers (Cap mind wiped and booted from the Illuminati) the list goes on.

You have some really great stand alone titles like Thor God of Thunder and Hawkeye. People are raving about Fearless Defenders but it hasn't hit me yet. I've been loving X-Men Legacy something fierce though, but I know it's sales are way down and worry it will be cancelled.

Then of course you have Superior Spidey, which is absolutely polarizing, but I'm still very interested to see where Slott goes with this. The sister title Avenging Spider-Man is a great complimentary piece to it. Even Scarlet Spider has been a pleasant surprise for me.

Looking forward to Wave 2.

october_midnight
08-16-2013, 07:57 PM
Grant Morrison rocks the Batman world by saying that Batman actually killed The Joker at the end of 'The Killing Joke' (http://batman-news.com/2013/08/16/grant-morrison-batman-kills-joker-in-the-killing-joke/)

Alan Moore I guess did kinda secretly write the last Batman story in a way. This is big news to us Bat-nerds lol.

Highly Psychological
08-17-2013, 01:34 AM
When i go in a comic book store i usually look for something new and unusual, I love finding something new, i love the comc book world, its an artform i been appreciating a lot more recently, favorites in the past have been Judge Dredd and Hellblazer, usually go for stories that are a bit more realistic and dark, i have never been able to get into Batman and X Men or the classic superhero strips, it took me a while to discover the amazing comic book world buried underneath all of that.

orestes
09-05-2013, 05:58 PM
This is such bullshit. (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/09/05/jh-williams-iii-walks-off-batwoman-over-dc-not-allowing-her-marriage-to-maggie-sawyer/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)

orestes
09-15-2013, 10:00 AM
Say what you want about Bendis, but this was one of the riskiest Marvel Now titles, and All-New X-Men is doing nothing but delivering the goods.

I was pretty skeptical about the premise and it could've easily gone far the other way but I really do like where they are going with it. Not too many of the other titles have grabbed me thus far, but I will be following this book for a while.

X-Men Legacy has also shown some solid potential in its first two issues.

Really enjoying All New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men right now. Who knew Cyclops could be such a badass?

henryeatscereal
09-15-2013, 11:56 AM
Really enjoying All New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men right now. Who knew Cyclops could be such a badass?
The only thing that's been bothering me is that apparently "young Cyclops" will die during the upcoming crossover (Battle for the Atom), but Bendis isn't applying the "Back to the future rule" (If you die in the past you cease to exist).

It sounds a bit retarded to be honest...

http://brainstomping.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/battle-of-the-atom-cyclops-death.jpg

orestes
09-16-2013, 09:49 PM
Bendis is the best. (http://brianmichaelbendis.tumblr.com/post/61350829729/i-understand-trying-to-make-comics-female-friendly-but)

henryeatscereal
09-16-2013, 09:56 PM
Bendis is the best. (http://brianmichaelbendis.tumblr.com/post/61350829729/i-understand-trying-to-make-comics-female-friendly-but)
I don't like him as a comic book writer... but that comment was awesome!!!

The Great Destroyer
09-21-2013, 09:29 PM
My current pull list consists of Avengers, New Avengers, Infinity, Guardians of the Galaxy, Saga, The Massive, Lazarus and X-O Manowar. Really been digging the Image creator-owned stuff and the new Valiant books. I'm thinking of dropping Guardians and the Massive to make room for the new Sandman and Valiant's Unity, but I'm not really sure whether to trade wait on those two upcoming books. Thoughts?

orestes
10-22-2013, 09:53 PM
Who's reading Sex Criminals?

hellospaceboy
11-01-2013, 07:12 PM
The Fables will end with issue #150, in 2015. Bittersweet news. On one had that's a long ass run and it's time to wrap things up for good. On the other, Fables was the first comic book my wife and I discovered as a married couple, and we pretty much started with issue #1, back in 2002, which means that by the time the series ends we went the first 13 years of our marriage buying an issue of Fables each month! End of a chapter.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/01/bill-willingham-to-end-fables?abthid=5274159ef026d11a53000006

gorast
11-01-2013, 07:54 PM
Who's reading Sex Criminals?

I am. It's hilarious. Easily the better of Fraction's current Image work (I'm reading Satellite Sam, too, but I'm pretty close to dropping it).

I'm a really big Marvel guy. Been reading a lot of ongoings, as well as everything the Ultimate universe has been putting out. I actually started reading comics through Ultimate Spider-Man, and I think killing Peter Parker was a good decision with a strong follow-through in Miles Morales.

I am a little worried about Cataclysm being the end of the Ultimate universe, though, as irrational as that fear is considering all the shit Bendis has teased for Ultimate Spider-Man coming up.

orestes
11-01-2013, 09:15 PM
The first issue of Sandman Overture OMG.

henryeatscereal
11-01-2013, 09:58 PM
The first issue of Sandman Overture OMG.
I have to pick that one up, i'm going tomorrow...

Also:

http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/nowheremen1.jpg

hellospaceboy
11-02-2013, 04:13 PM
The first issue of Sandman Overture OMG.

I'll pick it up Monday from my local comic shop, I can't wait!!!

Does anybody know if it was released with variant covers or just one?

The Great Destroyer
11-02-2013, 04:55 PM
I'll pick it up Monday from my local comic shop, I can't wait!!!

Does anybody know if it was released with variant covers or just one?

There are 3 variants I believe, 2 by JHW3 and a Dave McKean variant.

henryeatscereal
11-02-2013, 05:41 PM
I bought this one:

http://www.zonanegativa.com/imagenes/2013/07/sandman_overture_neil_gaiman_j_h_williams_iii.jpg

There's also the Dave McKean one and the variant cover by J.H. Williams (this one is limited 1 for 100)

hellospaceboy
11-02-2013, 06:53 PM
^^^
Fuck! I need to pick up each cover before they fly off the shelves, one of my most cherished posessions is my Sandman collection: I own the first printing of each single issue of the series, also all the Vertigo previews, one-offs and gallery specials. So I need to get on this ASAP!

I'm glad the word of mouth is great on the new stuff!

orestes
11-02-2013, 06:59 PM
I have the McKean and Williams covers on my monthly pull list.

Jinsai
11-02-2013, 08:52 PM
I love horror manga and wish there was more of it.
One of my favorites is Uzumaki (Spiral), which somebody has scanned up uploaded apparently (http://manga.animea.net/uzumaki-chapter-1-page-1.html)

fans of Japanese supernatural horror and comic books should check it out. Awesome stuff.

orestes
11-11-2013, 06:18 PM
Sandman issue #2 delayed until February. (http://comicsalliance.com/sandman-overture-2-delay-vertigo-solicitations-february-2014/) :(

henryeatscereal
11-11-2013, 09:10 PM
not surprised... but at least i'll save some money to keep my "Saga" collection...

hellospaceboy
11-13-2013, 12:43 AM
not surprised... but at least i'll save some money to keep my "Saga" collection...

Yeah, I felt similarly, it gives me a chance to hunt down all those variant covers!

henryeatscereal
11-13-2013, 08:52 AM
Yeah, I felt similarly, it gives me a chance to hunt down all those variant covers!
Agred, the Dave Mckean one is awesome i already have the "regular" cover but i do want the other one...

I'm not complaining or anything and i know it's f'n Sandman, but damn that comic is expensive! (5 bucks!), i hope this price doesn't become a "trend" for future DC titles...

On Topic: any fans of "The Maxx"? this month "The Max Maxximized" is appearing on IDW, i'm so picking it! it's my favorite comic ever!!!

Space Suicide
11-22-2013, 06:01 PM
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1477550_10202030467875132_383680020_n.jpg

Tonight's activities!

The X-Files: Season 10 Issue #5
Green Lantern: The New 52 / Vol. 1 Sinestro Issue #1

henryeatscereal
11-23-2013, 11:33 PM
^How's "X-Files Season 10"? i was interested on picking it up...

"Green Lantern" is ok, i think i like "Sinestro" better as a Green Lantern...

Space Suicide
11-24-2013, 01:39 AM
^How's "X-Files Season 10"? i was interested on picking it up...

"Green Lantern" is ok, i think i like "Sinestro" better as a Green Lantern...

Great, if you like the show you'll love the Season 10 comics.

Besides Batman, Green Lantern is my favorite DC superhero. Sinestro is badass.

henryeatscereal
11-24-2013, 11:49 AM
Great, if you like the show you'll love the Season 10 comics.

Besides Batman, Green Lantern is my favorite DC superhero. Sinestro is badass.
Right now i'm reading "Rise of the Third Army", its entertaining but a bit similar to "Blackest Night", but Geoff Johns sure knows how to write characters, i even liked the "new" arab-american Green Lantern...

Off topic: Didn't knew you were a comics fan, great!

Space Suicide
11-24-2013, 12:04 PM
Right now i'm reading "Rise of the Third Army", its entertaining but a bit similar to "Blackest Night", but Geoff Johns sure knows how to write characters, i even liked the "new" arab-american Green Lantern...

Off topic: Didn't knew you were a comics fan, great!

I love the New 52 stuff.

I am but don't advertise and state it openly much. Not that I'm ashamed but for the fact there's never been a real need or longing to. I just recently found this thread as well.

I don't own too many comic issues but I lean more towards DC than Marvel. Not that Marvel is bad but I like DC more. Some I like mostly:

Batman
Green Lantern
The Flash
Teen Titans
Justice League
Venom
Captain America

hellospaceboy
11-27-2013, 07:21 PM
I really enjoy this series, also my inner 10 year old self is going apeshit over this book...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_FQl2ogehJU/UkSSQWkfWnI/AAAAAAAAC9M/wqga64lKqkA/s1600/DinosaursAttack-03-pr-1-8547a.jpg

henryeatscereal
11-27-2013, 08:18 PM
^are you checking Godzilla? (published by IDW too!), it's a nice read! i'm diggin' it!

hellospaceboy
11-27-2013, 08:28 PM
^^^
It's on my list of things to check out, I saw some of the art online and it's pretty great, I'm sure I'll like the book. It got good word of mouth too, so that's a good sign.
(Still, no Godzilla will beat a Triceratops impailing the bride and groom on their wedding, or a Pterodactyl smearing someone's face on the Washington Monument :) )

henryeatscereal
11-27-2013, 11:27 PM
^^^
It's on my list of things to check out, I saw some of the art online and it's pretty great, I'm sure I'll like the book. It got good word of mouth too, so that's a good sign.
(Still, no Godzilla will beat a Triceratops impailing the bride and groom on their wedding, or a Pterodactyl smearing someone's face on the Washington Monument :) )
lol... gotta check that one out!

henryeatscereal
12-04-2013, 02:11 PM
Shocking censored image of "The Killing Joke" revives the debate of wether the Joker "raped" Barbara Gordon (or not...)

http://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/killing-joke-600x800.png

Space Suicide
12-06-2013, 04:53 PM
Speaking about Joker. I'm gonna begin getting the New 52 Harley Quinn series that started in November. The local store has Issue #0 on back order for me. #1 comes out the 18th of this month.

http://media.dcentertainment.com/sites/default/files/comic-covers/2013/08/Harley-Quinn-0-cover-revise_3er6zd05zv_.jpg

For those interested:

http://www.dccomics.com/comics/harley-quinn-2013/harley-quinn-0

I picked up an embossed Zero Year Batman issue last week a long with the latest Flash and X-Files comics. X-Files has a new mini-serial about the Flukeman!

http://i.imgur.com/y7jwKni.jpg

henryeatscereal
12-06-2013, 08:51 PM
I saw "Zero Year", gotta try it out...

I'm not a big "Flash" fan or anything, but Manipul and Bucelato are doing a decent job, i think the art is great on this one, are you reading Wonder Woman? the Brian Azzarello run is kicking some serious ass!

Space Suicide
12-10-2013, 03:28 PM
Got it! You guys tired of my photo posts yet? Issue #1 next week. Expect my mandatory photo.

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

henryeatscereal
12-10-2013, 05:16 PM
not tired at all, let me know how is it...

Tomorrow i'm picking up The Maxx: Maxximized #2 and Teenage Muntant Ninja turtles color classics Vol. 2
#2

Space Suicide
12-10-2013, 07:07 PM
not tired at all, let me know how is it...

Tomorrow i'm picking up The Maxx: Maxximized #2 and Teenage Muntant Ninja turtles color classics Vol. 2
#2

Issue #0 focuses on her imagining how a comic book about her would be made and who would illustrate it. The comic has the art styles of several artists that depict her differently in each version. It really showcases and diversifies the art of all the wonderful artists out there. It also makes a joke about the DC Offices…funny stuff.

It's extremely goofy and kinda breaks the 4th wall to an extent. The series isn't made to be taken too serious. I read ahead on future issues and in issue #2 she teams with Poison Ivy to rescue puppies from a dog pound or something of the sort.

If you like comedic viewpoints and/or Harley Quinn it's a definite buy.

henryeatscereal
12-10-2013, 09:47 PM
Issue #0 focuses on her imagining how a comic book about her would be made and who would illustrate it. The comic has the art styles of several artists that depict her differently in each version. It really showcases and diversifies the art of all the wonderful artists out there. It also makes a joke about the DC Offices…funny stuff.

It's extremely goofy and kinda breaks the 4th wall to an extent. The series isn't made to be taken too serious. I read ahead on future issues and in issue #2 she teams with Poison Ivy to rescue puppies from a dog pound or something of the sort.

If you like comedic viewpoints and/or Harley Quinn it's a definite buy.
Sounds interesting and not the "typical" New 52 comic, i do like Harley, still i like her in small doses and as the Joker's sidekick, i wasn't quite sure how a solo series starring her would work, but after your review i would say it's worth checking...

Space Suicide
12-14-2013, 06:29 PM
Owner of two new graphic novels.

The Long Halloween

http://i.imgur.com/7C8pBm8.jpg

The Joker: Death of the Family (hardcover and all volumes)

http://i.imgur.com/y5rmmR8.jpg

Trains
12-15-2013, 06:40 AM
Permission to join the bandwagon? I've started getting into comics in a big way this year. I've always been kinda interested in comic book 'culture' and enjoyed them from afar, but decided it was time to finally take the plunge. Been reading up on a lot of Marvel and DC 'big' titles: Killing Joke, Watchmen, Superman: Earth One, Civil War. Also, really been enjoying the Marvel Now and New 52 series like All-New X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy and Superman Unchained. The Massive is pretty good too...I think someone mentioned it earlier.

So, any recommendations for a n00b?

Also, Space Suicide (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=532) I'm totally going to get that Harley comic for my sis's Christmas based on your review, she's all about Harley Quinn.

Space Suicide
12-15-2013, 08:09 AM
Permission to join the bandwagon? I've started getting into comics in a big way this year. I've always been kinda interested in comic book 'culture' and enjoyed them from afar, but decided it was time to finally take the plunge. Been reading up on a lot of Marvel and DC 'big' titles: Killing Joke, Watchmen, Superman: Earth One, Civil War. Also, really been enjoying the Marvel Now and New 52 series like All-New X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy and Superman Unchained. The Massive is pretty good too...I think someone mentioned it earlier.

So, any recommendations for a n00b?

Also, Space Suicide (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=532) I'm totally going to get that Harley comic for my sis's Christmas based on your review, she's all about Harley Quinn.

Better hurry if you intend to get that Harley Quinn issue, that's Issue #0 and has been out since November. Soon it'll be gone as next week Issue #1 comes out.

I'll recommend things but it all depends on what you like? DC? Marvel? Superhero? Supervillain?

henryeatscereal
12-15-2013, 11:04 PM
Owner of two new graphic novels.

The Long Halloween

The Joker: Death of the Family (hardcover and all volumes)


The Log Halloween is awesome!, one of my favorite Batman stories ever!!!

I'm currently reading "Chew" and "Locke and Key", i highly recommend both...

Space Suicide
12-18-2013, 11:43 AM
Next in line

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

henryeatscereal
12-18-2013, 11:49 AM
Have you ever read "Mad Love"? it's a graphic novel based on the 90's show, but it's a great Harley Quinn story!

Space Suicide
12-18-2013, 11:57 AM
Have you ever read "Mad Love"? it's a graphic novel based on the 90's show, but it's a great Harley Quinn story!

No, I should though. Harley Quinn is my favorite Batman villainess so it only would make sense. Never found it for a good enough price.

Space Suicide
12-20-2013, 07:46 PM
http://www.tfaw.com/Profile/%24.50-DC-Grab-Bag-Comic___240783

This is so amazing. I'm going to buy a fuckton.

henryeatscereal
12-20-2013, 09:12 PM
http://www.tfaw.com/Profile/%24.50-DC-Grab-Bag-Comic___240783

This is so amazing. I'm going to buy a fuckton.
Sold!

Gotta go to the comic store, i already have Fantastic Four waiting for me, are you into Marvel at all? you seem more like a DC guy to me...

Space Suicide
12-20-2013, 09:28 PM
Sold!

Gotta go to the comic store, i already have Fantastic Four waiting for me, are you into Marvel at all? you seem more like a DC guy to me...

They have a Marvel Grab bag too.

No, outside of Spider-Man, Venom and Captain America I don't care for Marvel.

henryeatscereal
12-20-2013, 09:32 PM
They have a Marvel Grab bag too.

No, outside of Spider-Man, Venom and Captain America I don't care for Marvel.
It sounded like it... "Superior Spider-Man" it's very entertaining right now... I already ordered 20 bags...

hellospaceboy
12-22-2013, 07:26 PM
Hinterkind is a fairly new Vertigo series, up to issue #3 I believe (I haven't been to my comics shop for a few weeks now so #4 might be out already). It's up to a strong start!

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/7/71975/3346130-$(kgrhqr,!o4fi5ch1ydlbsrh40ndtq~~60_57.jpg

Space Suicide
12-24-2013, 08:45 PM
Welp, I'm going to be a crazy asshole and attempt to get a good chunk of the Villains Month special issues that DC put out. The 3D lenticular cover variants as well.

I just bought Reverse Flash

I'm bidding on Joker, Poison Ivy and the Riddler.

henryeatscereal
12-24-2013, 09:02 PM
Good luck! there are so many and very expensive (at least they were over here...)

I wasn't really THAT interested, just wanted the one of the titles i buy and i really wanted that sweet-ass "Darkseid" cover, "Lobo" too!

The variants are getting annoying, you end up buying the same comic 3 or 4 times, though i'll admit i'm a sucker for the Skottie Young "baby variants"

Space Suicide
12-24-2013, 09:04 PM
Good luck! there are so many and very expensive (at least they were over here...)

I wasn't really THAT interested, just wanted the one of the titles i buy and i really wanted that sweet-ass "Darkseid" cover, "Lobo" too!

The variants are getting annoying, you end up buying the same comic 3 or 4 times, though i'll admit i'm a sucker for the Skottie Young "baby variants"

Outside of eBay, I found a website that sells each 3D lenticular cover version for 40% off the cover price. I'd love them all but I honestly will probably just go for the Batman villains, seeing as he's my favorite.

henryeatscereal
12-24-2013, 10:10 PM
Since i have some extra money, i think i'll pick up "Joker" by Brian Azzarello, the art is so f'n badass!!!

http://bloody-disgusting.com/photosizer/upload/Joker2.jpg

Space Suicide
12-26-2013, 08:46 PM
Welp, the local store had some issues of what I'm looking for. They weren't 3D variants but that's quite all right. I still got them to read and I wanted them this quick anyways. Managed to get four issues.

Ra's Al Ghul
Joker's Daughter
The Court of Owls
Mr. Freeze

http://i.imgur.com/rkloM1z.jpg

I want and might bother getting 3D variants of these too, anyway, whenever I go on my little spending spree on other issues of this series this upcoming week.

henryeatscereal
12-26-2013, 09:51 PM
That "Court of Owls" cover is great!
I heard nothing but bad things of "Joker's Daughter", is it really that bad?

Space Suicide
12-26-2013, 11:01 PM
That "Court of Owls" cover is great!
I heard nothing but bad things of "Joker's Daughter", is it really that bad?

Didn't read it yet. It's one of the rarest of the set as far as 3D variants go.

Can't be too bad.

Space Suicide
12-27-2013, 12:38 AM
http://i.imgur.com/ygTIRld.png

So it begins.

henryeatscereal
12-27-2013, 10:16 AM
Great prices on those, congrats!

I'm currently reading "Rise of the Third Army" and all the tie ins of "The Red Lanterns" and "Green Lantern Cops" though it's a bit of a ripoff of "Blackest Night", the even has been going decent and even entretaining, the part were all the corps under Guy Gardner's command are killed is great, let's see how this ends...

Space Suicide
12-27-2013, 12:42 PM
I got my DC grab bag comics in the mail today. I got

Green Lantern New 52 Sinestro #1 (Red Alt Cover - Nov 2011) (Oddly the alt cover of the same issue I bought weeks ago!)
Stormwatch New 52 #1 (Nov 2011)
Tales of the Teen Titans: The Return of Cyborg / The End of the Fearsome Five! (Oct 1985)
Static and Black Lightning #24 (Aug 2009)
Justice League Quarterly Featuring The Conglomerate! (Winter 1990)
The Pentacle vs... Shadowpact #2 (Aug 2006)
Diablo #1 of 5 (Jan 2012)

Diverse group I got!

henryeatscereal
12-28-2013, 07:30 AM
Mine hasn't arrived yet... (disadvantages of living in another Country...)

ltrandazzo
12-28-2013, 10:56 AM
For my money, Image and Dark Horse are the two best comic publishers right now. Saga, Morning Glories, The Massive, Revival, Hellboy, BPRD, Manhattan Projects, East of West, Mind MGMT, Lazarus, Mind The Gap... I can keep going on and on.

The only superhero books I'm picking up are Batman, Wonder Woman, Hawkeyer and Superman Unchained. I'm not trying to display that as a badge of honor, but the Big Two do hardly anything to engage me as a reader anymore. I'm just seeing so much more passion and creativity elsewhere right now. If you guys are just getting into comics, do yourselves a big favor and check out some of the books I've listed in this post.

gorast
12-28-2013, 12:50 PM
Image really sucked me in with their DRM-free digital comics, as well as Matt Fraction's projects with them. I'm still primarily a Marvel reader, but I've got a bunch of Image comics on my list as well.

henryeatscereal
12-28-2013, 01:35 PM
I'm already huge on Image (reading Saga, Chew, Manhatan Projects and Nowhere Men), Dark Horse (check out The Massive, Star Wars and Brian Wood's Connan) and even IDW (The Maxx, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Crow and Ghostbusters are my favs).
I agree that "The big two" are getting repetitive, yet they still manage to entertain me with some of the titles we already mentioned...

Space Suicide
12-28-2013, 04:24 PM
So out of the DC Villains Month 3D variant issues I'm gathering, after this morning's orders I now own 30 out of 52. Plenty of photos when I get them!

orestes
12-28-2013, 11:42 PM
I seriously hope you're not buying all the villains issues because of the stories. *guffaws*

Echoing what @Lt. Randazzo (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=3) and @henryeatscereal (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=1572) said, my tastes cater more towards independent publications nowadays. I can't praise Sex Criminals enough! I mean, look at this cover for the upcoming fourth printing of #1

https://p.gr-assets.com/540x540/fit/hostedimages/1387509492/7609876.jpg

That being said, my favorite comic from the big two this year was Thor: God of Thunder. Three motherfucking Thors!

Space Suicide
12-29-2013, 01:00 AM
I seriously hope you're not buying all the villains issues because of the stories. *guffaws*

Yes and no. Both for collecting purposes and to read. I do read what I buy.

Demogorgon
12-29-2013, 02:43 PM
i picked up the hardback collection of Neil Gaiman's "Death" this past thursday. I'd read them before and had them digitally, but never individually, so it was a nice package to add to my Sandman collection. i'm eagerly waiting for Sandman: Overture to get a physical release.

henryeatscereal
12-29-2013, 10:14 PM
^You mean "Death: the high cost of living"? that one is a masterpiece!
orestes , I haven't read Sex Criminals, i should do it soon!

Demogorgon
12-30-2013, 06:51 AM
it's the deluxe edition, so it contains "High Cost of Living", "The Time of Your Life", as well as Sandman "The Sound of Her Wings" and "Fašade", the chapter "Death and Venice" from Endless Nights, and three short stories, "A Winter's Tale", "The Wheel" and "Death Talks About Life".

Space Suicide
01-03-2014, 04:26 PM
I got just about everything I ordered minus one shipment. NICE!

Trains
01-05-2014, 03:11 PM
Better hurry if you intend to get that Harley Quinn issue, that's Issue #0 and has been out since November. Soon it'll be gone as next week Issue #1 comes out.

I'll recommend things but it all depends on what you like? DC? Marvel? Superhero? Supervillain?

I'll pretty much read anything, though I seem to be veering more towards Marvel. I'm partial to the more 'cosmic' side of the universe; currently reading 'Infinity Gauntlet' as well as the current GOTG series and Age of Ultron. Debating checking out Nova, and I've been reading about the 'Annihilation' arc from a few years back. And The Massive is certainly getting better as it goes along. But yeah, I'll read anything at this stage.

theburningreptile
01-16-2014, 05:54 PM
Got the Marvel Unlimited deal. Currently reading Rise of Apocalypse. What other ones should I check out? :D

GavinCollins420
01-16-2014, 06:04 PM
I'm restarting my comic collection. Just bought Civil War after like 8 years of thinking "I'm going to buy Civil War."
Great story. Ends a bit abruptly, but brilliantly done otherwise.
Now trying to get all of the other collections from the Civil War. My Amazon wishlist, and as a result my wallet, are crying right now.

The Great Destroyer
01-16-2014, 07:04 PM
Got the Marvel Unlimited deal. Currently reading Rise of Apocalypse. What other ones should I check out? :D
From the X-Men side of things:
X-Factor by Peter David (2005-2013)
Wolverine and the X-Men (2011-Present)
Messiah CompleX
Cable and Deadpool
Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender (2010-2012)

Avengers side:
Captain America Volume 5 (Ed Brubaker's run)
Daredevil vol.2 (1998-2011) (Kevin Smith, David Mack, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker)
Daredevil Vol. 3 (2011-present) (Mark Waid)
Hawkeye (2012-present)
Immortal Iron Fist
Uncanny Avengers (2012-Present)

Cosmic:
Everything from Annihilation through The Thanos Imperative
http://i.imgur.com/c3SFT.jpg

gorast
01-16-2014, 07:25 PM
Anyone else read the Ultimate Marvel line? I'm very, very excited for the way the upcoming books shake up the status quo. Ultimate Marvel was in a pretty bad place after Ultimatum, but Miles Morales, Brian Wood's X-Men, and especially Josh Fialkov's Ultimates really got me excited to read the books again, and the new line takes what worked in the past year and amplifies it in the best way.

I do hope major characters die during Cataclysm, though, because otherwise the event feels like a waste. Galactus loses and everyone lives? Dumb, dumb, dumb.

henryeatscereal
01-17-2014, 10:56 AM
I abandoned Ultimate Marvel after reading a few issues of All New ultimate Spider-Man, i gave the opportunity to Miles Morales but i did not feel anything for the character, i also bought the infamous "Ultimatum" crossover, it was such a trainwreck...

"Ultimates 1" and "2" are great reads, but everything in the line went downhill from there...

aggroculture
01-17-2014, 11:44 AM
http://comicbookrealm.com/cover-scan/604ee479eb5bfe5064d84416a7b5bb10/l/fantagraphics-books-luba-the-book-of-ofelia-tpb-1.jpg
Just finished this. I loved Heartbreak Soup, but it's a little heartbreaking to see how Gilbert Hernandez basically turned Luba and friends into porn.
There's tits and sex on practically every page. So much for his strong female characters. Bah.

Space Suicide
01-18-2014, 10:29 AM
Sexy Stuff!

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1538710_10202417353427029_639542188_n.jpg

nemesiswontdie
01-18-2014, 10:38 AM
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Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender (2010-2012)

Yes. This right here. I recommend this X-Force series. It's probably my favorite comic series. The team in this X-Force is awesome and the stories are dark as hell and Deadpool is awesome in it per usual. I actually bought the first issue on accident a few months ago. I went into the comic book store and was going through their X-Force section and saw a cover that I new I didn't have so I bought it for only $4 and right before I put it away in my box of comics I saw it was #1. Pretty nifty surprise.
http://i1361.photobucket.com/albums/r672/nemesiswontdie3/keepeating2_zps7a1cb0b8.png (http://s1361.photobucket.com/user/nemesiswontdie3/media/keepeating2_zps7a1cb0b8.png.html)

henryeatscereal
01-20-2014, 08:53 AM
^Lol, that was priceless!

Saw "Night of the living Deadpool" yesterday at the comic store, i bought it and it's funny shit, i also bought "The Maxx Maxximized #3" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TPB: Enemies Old, Enemies New", fun reads!

Space Suicide
01-23-2014, 12:46 PM
Recent score

http://i.imgur.com/c755cy8.jpg

Trains
01-23-2014, 02:26 PM
I've just finished reading Infinity Gauntlet, which was about as melodramatic as a story can possibly get. Superb writing though, I felt a weird kind of sympathy for Thanos and his unrequited love, despite the fact he eradicated half of the universe's population. Maybe I'm just soft?

Space Suicide
02-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Managed to nab Issues 1-12 along with #0 for $13.00! Just need 3 more issues. Delightfully weird.

http://sequentialsmart.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/dial_h_logo.jpg

Can't wait for tomorrow to get the 100 page Harley Quinn special issue.

orestes
02-05-2014, 09:26 PM
Picked up a couple of #1 issues today from Marvel: Ms. Marvel and Loki: Agent of Asgard.

http://i.sdpnoticias.com/galerias/2013/11/05/163310_miss.marvel1_principal.jpg

http://www.comicbookroundup.com/img/covers/l/loki-agent-of-asgard/1.jpg

AgentofChaos
02-18-2014, 09:15 AM
Yeah there are some interesting new titles launching with this next round of Marvel NOW. Apparently that first printing of Ms Marvel sold like fucking hot cakes. Loki could be something very cool. The title I'm most excited for is Cyclops though. It's been a long time coming for him to have his own title. So much fertile ground there. http://marvel.com/news/comics/2014/2/13/21943/all-new_marvel_now_qa_cyclops

Sad to X-Men Legacy go. I knew the writing was on the wall for it a while ago, but I'm glad it at least got 25 issues. It was great stuff. One title I'm enjoying that I didn't expect to is Amazing X-Men. The whole heaven/hell back and fourth has been a lot of fun.

And how bout this cover for Thunderbolts #22?

http://x.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/4/20/528664f39a2d9/portrait_incredible.jpg

So much awesome.

henryeatscereal
02-18-2014, 09:27 AM
I'm a bit tired of Marvel NOW! to be honest, that new Wolverine title for example is so forced and i'm hating the new costume and gun...

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/11/WOLV2014001_cov-300x455.jpg

I also hated how they finished "FF", one of the best "NOW" titles with awesome art by Allred, and please don't get me started on the "new" "Fantastik Four" title and their ridiculous "Incredibles" costumes...

The only title that sounds interesting is "Punisher" and "Black Widow", i don't care for much of them i gotta give props to DC, at least they haven't restarted (yet again) their numbering for "The New 52", after 2 years and a half...

Space Suicide
03-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Herp derp.

http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2013/12/XFiless10_10_cvr.jpg

Cannot wait for X Files Season 10 #10 this Wednesday! Serving as a sequel to the season 4 episode "Musings of a Smoking Man."

Hnnnnnnnnng.

Maul
03-17-2014, 06:53 PM
Anyone else reading the All Out War series? I'm getting pumped up for more The Walking Dead lately thanks to it.

And,in case you guys read the last issue and I believe it's #123... Damn! Rick may be infected D:

orestes
03-17-2014, 09:16 PM
So happy that American Vampire is returning from hiatus this week!

hellospaceboy
03-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Quick update on my comics shopping:
-Sandman Overture #2 is finally out, and it's a truly beautiful book. The 5 month of wait was retarded, and from what I heard it won't keep it's initial bi-monthly schedule, but goes irregular. WTF? Noone cared to make sure Neil Gaiman had at least a few issues scripted before they started publishing it?! This was a sure way to get the momentum out from under the book (and yes, even a Sandman book needs momentum).

-Moon Knight #1. I only bought this because it's written by Warren Ellis. I don't generally have interest in superhero stuff, but enjoyed his last gig at Marvel (NewUniversal a few years back), so I gave it a try. I hate to say but it feels like he was phoning it in a bit, still, it's an interesting start. I have to mention this issue has one of the ugliest covers I've seen on the stands in a long time!!!

-Hinterkind. This Vertigo title had a strong start, I was very excited to pick it up, but by issue #4 it got derailed and the artwork seems quite rushed too. I think I'll stick with it till issue #8-is and see if it gets back on it's feet or not.

henryeatscereal
03-31-2014, 12:23 PM
Quick update on my comics shopping:
-Sandman Overture #2 is finally out, and it's a truly beautiful book. The 5 month of wait was retarded, and from what I heard it won't keep it's initial bi-monthly schedule, but goes irregular. WTF? Noone cared to make sure Neil Gaiman had at least a few issues scripted before they started publishing it?! This was a sure way to get the momentum out from under the book (and yes, even a Sandman book needs momentum).

Yeah, it's dumb and pointless to put out a comic in an "irregular basis" in that case it's better not to announce a regular series and instead do a Graphic novel or one shot and wait till Gaiman completes it!!!


-Moon Knight #1. I only bought this because it's written by Warren Ellis. I don't generally have interest in superhero stuff, but enjoyed his last gig at Marvel (NewUniversal a few years back), so I gave it a try. I hate to say but it feels like he was phoning it in a bit, still, it's an interesting start. I have to mention this issue has one of the ugliest covers I've seen on the stands in a long time!!!
I'm interested in that one too, i enjoyed Ellis work in "Transmetropolitan", not a huge fan of "Moon night" but i can see the character's potential and if someone can pull it off is Warren...

aggroculture
03-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Currently working my way through:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/04/Y_-_The_Last_Man_23_-_Widow's_Pass_03_-_00_-_FC.jpg
OMG it's terrible! Bad writing, bad artwork, bad jokes...so so bad. The only thing I like are some of the covers.

hellospaceboy
03-31-2014, 03:27 PM
^^^
I enjoyed the series (minus the bad ending)

Spoilers: the ending sucks!

aggroculture
04-02-2014, 01:47 PM
Actually I liked the ending (and 12 Monkeys reference). I wish they would have done more of that: shown the consequences 50, 100, 500 years after the plague.

I found Yorick a totally unlikeable, empty cipher of a protagonist: the cliche of a 20s white "dude" (who thinks he's funny).
355 and Dr Mann were also cliches.
Also the comic has a serious case of women in refrigerator-itis. Plenty of totally pointless woman-killing.

Fifey
04-02-2014, 10:10 PM
I think my wife and I are the only two people in the world who *hate* Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato's art work. Their run on The Flash kept me from buying the title. And now, DC has let them take over Detective Comics, which has been one of my favorite titles in the New 52. I picked up issue 30 today to try and give it a fair shot and I am completely incredulous that people think this is good art. I have no idea how long their run will be, but until it's over, I'm going to be dropping the title from my hold box. Every review I've seen online is praising the crap out of these guys. I just don't get it.

henryeatscereal
04-02-2014, 10:55 PM
I like Manipul and Buccellato's art, actually it's the only decent thing from that boring book...

For me the worst artists ever are: Howard Chaykin, Steve Dillon, Rob Liefeld (shocker i know...) and Humberto Ramos...

Fifey
04-02-2014, 11:20 PM
I like Manipul and Buccellato's art, actually it's the only decent thing from that boring book...

For me the worst artists ever are: Howard Chaykin, Steve Dillon, Rob Liefeld (shocker i know...) and Humberto Ramos...

I agree with your list there, and would add that Steve Dillon is absolutely terrible and should never work again.

Scott Kolins is also terrible and should not have a job.

I just do not see the appeal of Manipul and Buccellato at all. I dislike every panel in Detective #30. I get that everyone and their brother gives them rave reviews, so to each his own I suppose.

If we could just clone Jim Lee a few dozen times and let him be the only person to work for DC, I'd take it. David Finch, Tony Daniel, and Ivan Reis are the others at the top of my list at the moment. All have done superb work the last few years.

orestes
04-02-2014, 11:26 PM
This scheming asshole.

http://31.media.tumblr.com/c9351f39c108c82e16e4ba7bf38d7758/tumblr_n3ex3v6HSh1rov0yro1_1280.png
http://31.media.tumblr.com/109ff9e5e88d06232c385808446a6a9d/tumblr_n3ex3v6HSh1rov0yro2_1280.png

henryeatscereal
04-03-2014, 05:35 PM
since when Loki became Deadpool?

orestes
04-03-2014, 06:38 PM
Dude, Loki taught Deadpool how to break the fourth wall.

I'm not even going to try to set up those two panels because it's so ridiculous and I love it!

henryeatscereal
04-04-2014, 11:10 AM
it reminded me to the most-recent "Deadpool Killustrated" series...

http://comics.batanga.com/sites/comics.batanga.com/files/imagecache/completa/Dadpool-Killustrated-1.jpg

Anyway, i bought Silver Surfer #1, it's a good read and as soon i saw Mike Allred's art i was onboard! i really think it has good potential, let's see how it goes...

AgentofChaos
04-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Nightcrawler #1 next week..... Claremont is back to write the book... how could I possibly resist?

orestes
04-04-2014, 11:43 AM
She-Hulk is another fun read and the artwork is similar to Allred.

henryeatscereal
04-04-2014, 11:51 AM
I like She Hulk, i think it's a cool character, i liked her during "FF" (also drawn by Allred), i'm still debating wether buy or not buy "Moon Night", if i end up not buying that one i'll buy the She Hulk NOW! TPB

aggroculture
04-09-2014, 08:56 AM
http://blog.wfmu.org/photos/uncategorized/images_5.jpg
This is hilarious.

henryeatscereal
04-09-2014, 09:35 AM
^sounds interesting, gotta check that one

Space Suicide
04-22-2014, 05:18 PM
I'm as nerdy as nerds come....

Pre-ordered the latest Spider-Man #1 issue with the return as Peter Parker from the Gamestop rewards program. Oh, it's also a limited to 6,000 copy variant cover!

https://www.gamestop.com/PowerUpRewards/SiteResources/i/catalog/lg/spiderman_comic_1.jpg

henryeatscereal
04-22-2014, 07:02 PM
I'm as nerdy as nerds come....

Pre-ordered the latest Spider-Man #1 issue with the return as Peter Parker from the Gamestop rewards program. Oh, it's also a limited to 6,000 copy variant cover!

Will be a good buy, loving what Dan Slott is doing lately, Superior Spider Man was great too, much recommended!

littlemonkey613
04-22-2014, 08:38 PM
Just started Runaways after finishing the new Young Avengers.

Space Suicide
05-03-2014, 07:34 PM
https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/t34.0-12/10331677_10203150634318593_1272097356_n.jpg?oh=f15 94786ec54906885575582a479751d&oe=5367B2FB

orestes
05-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Just started Runaways after finishing the new Young Avengers.

You know there's a couple of YA/Runaways crossovers, right?

Oh, and YA is coming back for the Original Sin event this summer. Squeeeee!

Picked up Elektra #1 and Sex Criminals, Vol. 1 with my freebies today. Holy shit, the artwork in Elektra!

aggroculture
05-12-2014, 10:54 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/cfa2a2616619765c661f1fad4a397a6e/tumblr_n4hv1uoBcb1sbz60qo2_1280.jpg

http://blog.sirmitchell.com

AgentofChaos
05-13-2014, 07:38 AM
Read the X-Men original graphic novel 'No More Humans' that came out last week and it was pretty entertaining. A lot of cool throwback moments. If you are a fan of some of the older x-books I highly recommend it.

henryeatscereal
05-13-2014, 08:54 AM
Read the X-Men original graphic novel 'No More Humans' that came out last week and it was pretty entertaining. A lot of cool throwback moments. If you are a fan of some of the older x-books I highly recommend it.
I will, because lately the X-Franchise is a complete disaster, since Cyclops is an outlaw and the X Men from the past are around i'm hating it...

hellospaceboy
05-23-2014, 02:01 PM
I just read the first issue of United States of Murder Inc, a clever alt history/mob comic, highly recommended.

Also, I just pre-ordered my copy of Big Trouble In Little China. It's all in the reflexes, you know!
http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/348881-details-on-boom-studios-big-trouble-in-little-china-comic-series-revealed/

henryeatscereal
05-23-2014, 05:12 PM
^lol, the drawings really capture Russell's expresions...

thelastdisciple
05-23-2014, 07:56 PM
http://i.imgur.com/jTHtUXv.jpg

Can't wait for the next issues!

orestes
06-26-2014, 10:11 PM
Oh, god this week's Saga (http://38.media.tumblr.com/a4f2278f86eaac36e51731ce23e5212b/tumblr_n7s5phR5dM1sa2z61o1_1280.jpg)!

Anyone else pick Wicked + Divine last week? *klick*

ziltoid
06-30-2014, 07:31 AM
I'm on the 2000A.D. Hype train! I got my hands on Dredd case Files 1 and 5 and the official sequel to the movie.
Fantastic, amazing stuff. I wonder what else is great from 2000 A.D. any suggestions?

marodi
07-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Marvel's Thor is now a woman. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/marvels-thor-will-be-a-718648)

And no, Loki has nothing to do with it.

henryeatscereal
07-15-2014, 04:07 PM
Not the first time it happens in comics...

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc28/idol-head/JLTF7.jpg

Conan The Barbarian
07-15-2014, 08:00 PM
What pisses me off a out that is, instead of concentrating on building up Sif or any other of their heroine characters, they fuck it up with stunts like this. For god sakes, build up your female characters.

Imagine the shit storm if DC decided to give wonder woman a penis.

henryeatscereal
07-15-2014, 08:42 PM
Still, Loki as a lady worked fine, i think this will only be temporary and they'll go back to normal in a few months (just like the Death of Wolverine it's a gimmick)

orestes
07-15-2014, 11:13 PM
Actually, Loki stole Sif's body after trapping it in a dying woman's body. He's been a woman, "Trixie", for a bit in the new Agent of Asgard title, but that was a means to an end and not a marker of his gender.

I'm, at the least, curious about the new Thor title debuting in October. We don't know who this new wielder of mjolnir is yet, so for all we know, it could be Valkyrie, Freya or other established Asgardian women. It could even be Frigg, Thor's granddaughter, for all we know. (I don't think it will be Angela-seems a bit too on the nose.) Calling it right now: the new Thor will be Roz Solomon.

And for fuck's sake, Marvel isn't changing Thor's gender. Thor will still be around, he just won't have mjolnir for the time being. I liken this to Captain Marvel, in that it is a genderless role now.

What a bunch of whiney gatekeepers.

http://media.tumblr.com/198b4e2b41678c7da5a282731557aeee/tumblr_inline_n8rkkr30Ee1swxkuz.gif

henryeatscereal
07-16-2014, 01:23 AM
Nobody is "whining", just pointed it has been done before and that those kind of "changes" don't last in comics ...seeing Valkyrie as "Thor" would be awesome, i really like that character

orestes
07-16-2014, 06:07 AM
Maybe not from you there has definitely been whining on the internet.

henryeatscereal
07-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Maybe not from you there has definitely been whining on the internet.
Theres always "Whining" on the interter regarding Marvel/DC's decisions, it's what the internet is for in a way... i really like Thor and i grew with the Dan Jurgens run, he has always been a male guy in my mind but i don't think making him a female will destroy the character, actually it sounds like an interesting idea (but we'll have to wait and see...)

Also: Marvel announces Star Wars Omnibus (http://www.starwars.com/news/marvel-star-wars-the-original-marvel-years-omnibus-first-look) with the first 44 comics of the original run!

http://a.dilcdn.com/bl/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2014/07/star-wars-the-original-marvel-years-0715.jpg

orestes
07-16-2014, 12:36 PM
This is a must read. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=54083

orestes
07-16-2014, 09:24 PM
This is my everything.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mWy7q7iQlrs/U6NAtJn-S8I/AAAAAAAABiY/XzziN2halvU/s1600/ImageProxy-3.mvc.jpeg

Also, Kamala and Wolverine in Ms. Marvel!

Conan The Barbarian
07-16-2014, 11:08 PM
Back to the Thor issue. Its been said that the woman carrying moljnr is a different person. Apparently Thor did something unworthy, again.

That first article is hella misleading. Not angry anymore.

henryeatscereal
07-17-2014, 12:26 AM
Also:

Joe Quesada announces Sam Wilson as the "New" Captain America... (http://www.newsarama.com/21596-joe-quesada-announces-sam-wilson-as-captain-america-on-colbert-report.html)

gorast
07-17-2014, 12:52 AM
Maybe Falcon will finally be an essential character in 616 like he deserves to be.

New Thor is interesting, particularly how she's just Thor and doesn't have her own name like Beta Ray Bill or whoever else. Also that she's a person and not a horse alien or a fucking frog.

I can't wait to see how quickly these two things are undone in May 2015, conveniently in time for Avengers 2.

Also, orestes : Ms. Marvel is my favorite Marvel book right now. It unseated Hawkeye because 1. it comes out on time (FOUR MONTHS, MARVEL, FOUR FUCKING MONTHS) and 2. it is just the greatest thing ever written. As much as I love Alphona's art, Jacob Wyatt did an incredible job this issue, as I'm sure he'll do for the next few. This is one of the only times where a Wolverine guest spot was enjoyable to read, too.

Wretchedest
07-17-2014, 02:51 AM
Not much of a comic reader but i have some cents on the .latest "comic news"

I know it happens very often, but it always bothers me when a new secret identity takes up an old super hero mantle. At theat point its not captain america anymroe, its a new hero, or falcon or whatever. In my view. You cant just rearrange these things.

It seems like this is in anticipation of casting issues Marvel might soon have for its movies. How to replace RDJ? REPLace tony stark! Etc etc

Sorry about the typks... My phone wont let me delete anymore? Weord.

orestes
07-17-2014, 06:32 AM
Maybe Falcon will finally be an essential character in 616 like he deserves to be.

New Thor is interesting, particularly how she's just Thor and doesn't have her own name like Beta Ray Bill or whoever else. Also that she's a person and not a horse alien or a fucking frog.

I can't wait to see how quickly these two things are undone in May 2015, conveniently in time for Avengers 2.

Also, @orestes (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=4) : Ms. Marvel is my favorite Marvel book right now. It unseated Hawkeye because 1. it comes out on time (FOUR MONTHS, MARVEL, FOUR FUCKING MONTHS) and 2. it is just the greatest thing ever written. As much as I love Alphona's art, Jacob Wyatt did an incredible job this issue, as I'm sure he'll do for the next few. This is one of the only times where a Wolverine guest spot was enjoyable to read, too.

Well, the good news is that Hawkeye is returning at the end of the month. The bad news is there are only three issues left. :(

Those panels about fanfic, omg!

henryeatscereal
07-17-2014, 10:40 AM
Not much of a comic reader but i have some cents on the .latest "comic news"

I know it happens very often, but it always bothers me when a new secret identity takes up an old super hero mantle. At theat point its not captain america anymroe, its a new hero, or falcon or whatever. In my view. You cant just rearrange these things.

It seems like this is in anticipation of casting issues Marvel might soon have for its movies. How to replace RDJ? REPLace tony stark! Etc etc

Sorry about the typks... My phone wont let me delete anymore? Weord.
Just like the "Superhero sex change" the "Secret identity change" has been done before (and even more...), many people have taken Capitain America's mantle like: Bucky, John Walker, William Nasland among others, personally i loved the "Bucky-cap" and he made more sense than Steve Rogers in this day and age but Marvel always has it's way and brought back Steve Rogers just in time for the Captain America movie.
I like the Falcon and i think the character deserves to be Cap America but he already has a superhero identity and i think Marvel will go back to Steve rogers as they always do.
So, i can see those "changes" fading away fast, maybe the female thor will last longer, i don't know, but for now we'll just have to wait and see...

gorast
07-17-2014, 02:14 PM
They always revert back to the "classic" characters with the big names. Remember how Dan Slott insisted for an entire year that Peter Parker was really really really dead forever? And then, when Amazing Spider-Man 2 was on the horizon, everyone suddenly changed their tune?

These things never last in the prime universe. Comics readership has been dwindling steadily for the big two for the past several years. They're not able to take huge risks like this for longer than a year, or a few months, even though I personally think they should.

Sam Wilson will return to being the Falcon in May 2015, and this new Thor will take on a new, non-Thor identity in May 2015. Superior Iron Man may stick around - it's just Tony being an even bigger dick than usual.

This is why I read Ultimate Marvel - changes stick. Granted, sometimes they're awful changes, and Marvel has this tendency to treat the Ultimate universe like an unwanted little brother, but still. Ah well.

Conan The Barbarian
07-23-2014, 10:29 AM
Happy batman day everyone. So many deals and freebies.

henryeatscereal
07-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Happy Batman day everyone!, already went shopping with my little buddy...


http://s1.postimg.org/6zowyl15n/DSCF0846.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/6zowyl15n/)

Space Suicide
07-23-2014, 01:59 PM
I got the free comic and the mask. :p

And bad news the empty position at the store I go to is filled. Didn't get the job. :/

NotoriousTIMP
07-27-2014, 11:18 PM
Happy Batman day everyone!, already went shopping with my little buddy...


http://s1.postimg.org/6zowyl15n/DSCF0846.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/6zowyl15n/)

Hey, I just bought a similar keychain at the comic-con! :D (speaking of which, do we have a comic-con thread?)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v412/cingularrox/Mobile%20Uploads/699D9CF6-094D-4CF4-832F-A7D85861B78F_zps9gnlhco9.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/cingularrox/media/Mobile%20Uploads/699D9CF6-094D-4CF4-832F-A7D85861B78F_zps9gnlhco9.jpg.html)

henryeatscereal
07-28-2014, 12:47 AM
Hey, I just bought a similar keychain at the comic-con! :D (speaking of which, do we have a comic-con thread?)

I think we don't have one, but we can use this very thread for Comic Con news, i guess:

Marvel announces 3 new Star Wars comics! (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=54386)

screwdriver
07-28-2014, 01:29 PM
http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2014/07/Multiversity-map_1400x1074-1.jpg

that is all. hell yes.

gorast
07-30-2014, 01:55 PM
So after a seventeen-year hiatus, Hawkeye #19 was pretty good.

If the last issue hadn't been solicited like five times already, I would be surprised that we're moving into endgame territory here. At least these last few issues should rise above the scheduling issues and end the series with a bang. I think this also means that Fraction is done with Marvel for a while. since he's not writing anything else. That's a shame.

orestes
07-30-2014, 05:23 PM
Speaking of extended hiatuses, Sandman #3 came out today and I'll probably need to re-read the first two issues beforehand.

Picked up Bodies #1 from Vertigo as well.

theburningreptile
07-31-2014, 08:41 AM
Hnnnng. Dat Watchmen tho. Dr. Manhattan is probably my favorite character ever though. Seriously.


Also, is his Before Watchmen comic worth getting or should I wait until it comes out in a huge hardcover book ala TWD: Compendium 1?

Space Suicide
07-31-2014, 09:04 AM
I think we don't have one, but we can use this very thread for Comic Con news, i guess:

Marvel announces 3 new Star Wars comics! (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=54386)

I don't know how I feel about that. Seeing as Dark Horse was the mainstay for Star Wars comics for as long as I remember.

orestes
07-31-2014, 09:29 AM
Yeah, but the creative teams involved!

henryeatscereal
07-31-2014, 11:09 AM
I don't know how I feel about that. Seeing as Dark Horse was the mainstay for Star Wars comics for as long as I remember.
I felt bad for Dark Horse but at least they were able to finish on a high note with the great "Brian Wood series" and the very awesome "The Star Wars, lucas draft", i'm debating wheter to buy or not the Marvel stuff but it looks pretty good to start with... that Princess Leia series by Mark Waid sounds very interesting!, i think Marvel will bring the Star Wars comics in a good path...

Deadpool
07-31-2014, 12:21 PM
Anyone here read Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds yet? I'm sure it's great and I plan on buying it, but was just wondering. He's gonna be in NYC on Monday doing a discussion/signing and I'm really tempted to go...

orestes
07-31-2014, 04:50 PM
Heard nothing but good things. I need to read it too.

hellospaceboy
08-07-2014, 02:39 PM
So, I know it's shameless self promotion, but still: my flash fiction webcomic is finally online! Check it out at: http://www.observatorycomics.com/

Edit: here's a teaser. Each installment is a self contained little story, and this is the latest one. It's called "Throne"

http://static.squarespace.com/static/53e28ad0e4b00800bf78cee4/t/53e4597ee4b08d83f36dbc8b/1407474088004/?format=750w

orestes
09-11-2014, 09:44 PM
Oh my god, Ms. Marvel and Lockjaw!

Merriweather
09-20-2014, 12:20 AM
Anyone here read Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds yet? I'm sure it's great and I plan on buying it, but was just wondering. He's gonna be in NYC on Monday doing a discussion/signing and I'm really tempted to go...

I bought it and had my copy destroyed in an apartment fire in a matter of weeks.

I thought it was OK. It just sort of seemed like a older, female version of Scott Pilgrim without all the videogame wackiness. It probably needed to be longer, dare I say, because it wraps things up way too quickly.

It's a decent read though.

aggroculture
09-20-2014, 07:42 AM
http://skunkandburningtires.com/wp-content/uploads/16.jpg
This is brilliant.

orestes
09-22-2014, 09:49 PM
It's been sitting on my bookshelf for the past couple of months but I finally sat down to read Becky Cloonan's self-published trilogy of short stories, By Chance or Providence.

Gah, I love her line work so much!

http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/4/5/2/a/452a57c163cd4ac3/comics-becky-cloonan-by-chance-or-providence-1.jpg

Also, hey, remember me yammering on about Loki's gender fluidity? Well, looks like it's finally more than lip service. (http://ladygeekgirl.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/no-really-trust-me-pans-review-of-thor-loki-the-tenth-realm-4-and-5/)

Maul
09-27-2014, 08:14 AM
Is DC gonna end the New 52 after so little time? I think it's a chickensh*t move if they do.The new content is fresh and Red Hood really rocks in the N52 universe.

henryeatscereal
09-30-2014, 09:13 AM
Is DC gonna end the New 52 after so little time? I think it's a chickensh*t move if they do.The new content is fresh and Red Hood really rocks in the N52 universe.
It's going to be dumb, after all they when through...
Seems like "Future's end" is the "new" Crisis and it's rumoring heavy, i'm not the biggest fan of "The New 52" but i admit there has been some good thing that came out of it, and for better or worse i would stick with the reboot, doing another one is just going to be capitalism at it's best (recurring thing in comics...)

And speaking of DC comics: They'll release a "scratch and sniff" variant cover that will smell like cannabis, seriously... (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/09/24/dc-comics-creates-a-harley-quinn-comic-that-smells-like-cannabis-for-the-us-and-one-that-doesnt-for-everyone-else/)

Maul
09-30-2014, 05:01 PM
I hope they do not reboot it again or go for a past continuity or whatever,since I enjoy the HELL out of Snyder's/Capullo's Batman. Any recommendations when it comes to New 52 titles? D:

henryeatscereal
09-30-2014, 07:45 PM
I hope they do not reboot it again or go for a past continuity or whatever,since I enjoy the HELL out of Snyder's/Capullo's Batman. Any recommendations when it comes to New 52 titles? D:
Well, besides Batman that is very good i'll recommend to you "Harley Quinn", a truly funny and "acid" comic... I liked "Superman Unchained" a lot, it made good justice to the character and it's about to end, "Animal Man" is a title that has been cancelled already but i liked it a lot, also: "Aquaman" (all the Geoff Johns issues) and "Green Lantern" were fun agile reads and i personally liked the "Forever Evil" crossover, haven't read any issue of "Future's end" so i'm not sure how is it...

orestes
09-30-2014, 09:30 PM
Man, I like Jeff Lemire but I had to drop Animal Man after the first dozen issues. All that stuff about the Red vs Rot was just too gruesome and depressing to read month after month.

In other news, so excited for Gotham Academy tomorrow!

orestes
10-09-2014, 06:36 AM
Fuck the haters, Batgirl #35 was hella cute!

orestes
10-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Hey henryeatscereal and Space Suicide, there's a super duper bundle on Star Wars issues right now. https://www.humblebundle.com/books

henryeatscereal
10-16-2014, 09:49 PM
Thanks a lot! i always wanted that sweet Omnibus, like the "pay what you want dynamics"

On topic: Bought "Death of Wolverine 4", the ending was a bit meh, but McNiven's art really made it shine, it's not terrible but not great either, only buy if you are a hardcore Wolvie fan...

orestes
10-21-2014, 05:24 PM
So Marvel has done something rather stupid and cancelled She-Hulk. Yes, let's can fun, original content because we need to relaunch Secret Avengers and Civil War. All these fucking tie-ins and relaunches is killing creativity.

henryeatscereal
10-21-2014, 08:13 PM
Marvel has his head up his ass lately: they destroyed the X Men franchise, made The Avengers the new X-Men and won't give attention to the Fantastic Four (his best team in my opinion), now they are bringing back Civil War, Secret Wars, House of M, World War Hulk and other crossovers so they can relaunch, fuck them! i'm only buying "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Spiderman" anyway...

Fractal04
11-19-2014, 07:37 PM
Woah. The Question in Multiversity. The first spiral dynamics super-hero. Awesome. :)

orestes
11-24-2014, 07:54 PM
"For pureness of heart is the greatest magic of all!"- Loki

henryeatscereal
11-24-2014, 08:12 PM
"For pureness of heart is the greatest magic of all!"- Loki

http://www.picgifs.com/glitter-gifs/c/care-bears/picgifs-care-bears-7486236.gif

orestes
11-24-2014, 08:25 PM
https://33.media.tumblr.com/b129eab0516d759fb5f1f306c3252bec/tumblr_nfdhnjEHil1ssxc9vo1_1280.jpg