JD's Comic Book Thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Savage Dragon

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    I just finished it too and quite liked it as well. This is the second Valiant limited series I've read, the other being Armor Hunters, and I'm very intrigued by the valiant universe. There seem to be some really good stories out there. I've also picked up the first issue of Ivar, Timewalker which was also a good read.
     
  2. Mr Light

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    Jonathan Hickman's The Dying and the Dead #1 was really intriguing. Gorgeous art too. Where does this man get all of his insane ideas?
     
  3. Savage Dragon

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    I was eyeing that up at the shop yesterday. I think I'm going to go back and pick it up.
     
  4. JD

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    I started reading the first digital collected edition of Marvel's Annihilation this week. I just finished the second Nova issue last night, and so far I am really enjoying this.
    Speaking of Johnathan Hickman, are any of you guys reading The Manhattan Projects? That sounds insane.
     
  5. Mr Light

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    I've never heard of that one before. I'll have to check it out! The only non-Marvel Hickman I've read before this was East of West which I'm loving.
     
  6. Hugo Rune

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    After reading Hickman's run on FF I've decided to leave his series' alone until they are complete. He plays so long, so big, so expansive, that I'd rather wait a few years and read the entire shebang in one go, where I can watch all the pieces drop in one go rather than sit there for a year(s) wondering how it's all supposed to make sense, getting frustrated with scheduling delays etc.

    Speaking of which, my favourite book dropped its final issue this week. I've not read a single issue of Unwritten: Apocolypse yet, or the Tommy Taylor graphic novel that came out last year, and now that it is all done I'm going back to issue #1 to read all 70 (and the GN) in one foul swoop and soak up MIke Carey and Peter Gross' masterpiece of the power and nature of storytelling itself.

    Anyone with a long weekend at hand should really try The Unwritten, or if it's not your style, then at least Google the 70+ covers that Yuko Shimizu created for the series. Pretty much every one could be hung in a gallery or lounge and stand proud as truly remarkable art.

    Hugo - We make our own monsters, then fear them for what they show us about ourselves...
     
  7. JD

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    Watching the old Adventures of Superman series on MeTV has gotten me in the mood to read some Superman comics, so yesterday I finally got All Star Superman off of Comixology. I really enjoyed the movie and most people seem to really like it, so I decided to finally get it. It'll probably be the next comic I read.
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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    "All Star Superman" is one of my very favourite Superman stories. Morrison gets what the character is all about and the animated adaption while extremely fun, didn't do it justice in my opinion.
     
  9. Savage Dragon

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    I just read Cluster from Boom! Studios and it was pretty good. I will definitely be picking up the next issue. I also just finished Nameless by Grant Morrison. As usual with Morrison's work, I had a hard time getting into it at first, but by the end I was intrigued. I'll give it at least one more issue.
     
  10. Captain Craig

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    I haven't read it yet but I picked up Spawn #250, the Return of Al Simmons into the title role. Todd Mcfarlane is also choosing to end the title here to relaunch it as Spawn Resurrection #1 next month.

    If I were a long time reader on the book I'd be irked by that move.
    I get that he's going to get some headlines and short term sales spikes(variants) but I'd be real doubtful if he gains anything more than marginal new readership past the first arc.
     
  11. JD

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    Do many people still read Spawn? I didn't even realize it was still going until fairly recently.
    Yeah, I realized that there must be a lot more to the comics once I saw that the full collection was almost 300 pages, and the movie is only 76 minutes.
    This will also be my first Grant Morrison comics, so that also has me very intrigued.
     
  12. Savage Dragon

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    It would certainly piss me off.
     
  13. JD

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    I hope that TMNT ongoing aren't due next week.
     
  15. JD

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    They have a list in the article:
    Airboy Archives Vol. 3
    Citizen of the Galaxy #1
    D4VE #1
    D4VE #1 (Subscription Cover)
    Diamond Island
    Dragonlance Chronicles Vol. 1: Dragons of the Autumn Twilight
    Edward Scissorhands #5
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    G.I. Joe #6
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    G.I. Joe Vol. 1: The Fall of G.I. Joe
    Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #2
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    Garbage Pail Kids: Love Stinks
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    Garbage Pail Kids: Love Stinks (Deluxe Edition)
    Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #21
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    Haunted Horror #15
    Joe Frankenstein #1
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    John Byrne's Next Men Omnibus Vol. 1
    Judge Dredd: Anderson - Psi-Division
    Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #4
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    Millennium #2
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    Monster Motors: The Curse of Minivan Helsing #1
    My Little Pony: Adventures in Friendship Vol. 2
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    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #28
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    Parker: The Man With the Getaway Face
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    Shadow Show #4
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    Silent Hill: Downpour - Anne's Story
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    The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #38: Days of Deception
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    Transformers Animated: The Complete Allspark Almanac
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  16. Admiral_Young

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    "Spawn" isn't ending. "Spawn Resurrection" is a spin off series. Todd has stated I believe that he has no intention of altering the numbering of the main book.
     
  17. Savage Dragon

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    That's good. I don't read it but I hate when long running books renumber.
     
  18. Captain Craig

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    ^^^
    Ditto. Especially if the ending of said long running series is just to renumber.
    Now if it's a designed ending, i.e. Cerebus, that's different or due to financial woes such as bankruptcy that affected many long running titles at Marvel in the late 90's like Silver Surfer at/near 150 or Danny Ketch Ghost Rider just prior to 100 that's also different.

    The reboot to renumber w/a dozen variants that garners marginal if any new readers is a business practice I've long since grown tired off in the industry.
     
  19. Savage Dragon

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    You and me both. I will admit that DC's New 52 got me reading comics again though. It's still too bad Action Comics and Detective Comics were renumbered. They were both getting so close to the 1000 mark.
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    I'm not sure where CaptainCraig got the impression that "Spawn" was ending. Far as I've been following the return of Al is supposed to be the focus on "Spawn: Resurrection" which has already had a mysterious and interesting rumour span as both Grant Morrison and Brian Wood were rumoured/reported to be writing the book, but aren't. The events will then continue on in the main book once Al is re-established.