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furrybastard -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (5/4/2013 7:14:08 PM)

If you like Stokoe's art Harry, I'd recommend checking out his creator-owned series Orc Stain. The first trade has been out for a while now and is pretty much Stokoe unhinged. He's a big 2000AD nerd too; would love to see him do a guest spot on something like Judge Dredd.

Oh and here's some of his Galactus art...

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furrybastard -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (5/4/2013 7:22:20 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sharkboy

Having devoured (if you pardon the poor pun) the last half-dozen or so issues of Chew in one sitting, I've been playing catch-up with a few more titles.

Fables:   One question to fellow fans- is it worth getting up to speed with Fairest, the Fables spin-off title?


I read the first trade last week and really enjoyed it. As regards Jack of Fables I have the first two trades and they were decent fun. I haven't felt too strong an urge to keep going though.

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Crossed: I enjoyed the original Ennis tale, and have been catching up with the various spin-offs.  But quite honestly, I've just been sickened by them.  Ennis' original was as visceral, shocking and graphic as you'd come to expect from the writer of Preacher.  But, like Preacher, it was also well written, funny and surprisingly moving at times.  The subesquent titles have forgotten all about the latter, and seem just to be concerned with the shock-value.  It's become the Frankie Boyle of comic titles.  I'll be avoiding all future issues.


Ennis and Si Spurrier are the only two writers who can do Crossed well, if you ask me. In terms of Ennis, he wrote the original (eight?) few issues and the first three issues of Volume 2: Badlands. The latter is genuinely one of the best things he's done, if you ask me. Bleak. And it features Prince Harry!
He's also just done Crossed #25. You're better off picking and choosing with that series as the writers seem to have a very different interpretation of the series. Just to add: every horrible event that Ennis includes in his Crossed stories have been committed by actual human beings throughout history. As I said: bleak.

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The Unwritten:  As a big fan of Carey/Gross' last collaboration on Lucifer, I can't believe that this title has passed me by!  I'm frantically trying to make amends, and have reached the 2nd volume so far.  What a great book! [:)]


Big fan of The Unwritten. I've never actually read Lucifer. They're releasing new bumper-sized editions pretty soon though so will definitely pick it up then.




furrybastard -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (5/4/2013 7:33:23 PM)

GOTHAM CENTRAL: VOL. 1 - 4
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An absolutely amazing series. The new editions really emphasise Michal Lark's moody, down-to-earth noir stylings and Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker write some very tight, deftly-paced scripts that combine The Wire with Batman. All the characters are clearly defined and developed as the series progresses. Lark draws a pretty amazing Batman the few times he appears and lends a real-world horror to a lot of his rogues gallery (surely this is the creepiest Mr. Freeze there's ever been? And the Mad Hatter is really creepy here).

Of the forty issues spread across these four trades, there's only one particular duff moment towards the end as the series is brought into a DC crossover. But it manages to finish incredibly strongly with the second part of Corrigan. I'd highly recommend this series to anyone who likes Batman, The Wire, The Shield, Bribaker's Criminal and Rucka's Queen & Country.

Rucka and Lark are launching their new Image series Lazarus next month and I'll most definitely be checking it out.





Chojin -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (10/4/2013 7:07:10 PM)

Currently reading Spiderman: Blue. I'm three issues in and i'm not seeing the appeal so far. The art isn't to my tastes at all and the story isn't some great new take on an old tale that it's supposed to be. Not feeling the love with this one.

[image]http://spiderfan.org/comics/images/spiderman_blue/002.jpg[/image]




matthewforan -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (11/4/2013 7:14:57 PM)

http://instagram.com/p/X-U7dQpPp4/




impqueen -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (11/4/2013 7:17:47 PM)

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Nexus Wookie -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (11/4/2013 7:27:03 PM)

Where'd you get that from, impqueen?




impqueen -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (11/4/2013 7:43:25 PM)

My lifestory…

A friend bought it for me a couple of years ago whilst on a trip around America. I added it to the pile (I was chuffed mind) then went away for a year, came home and moved and moved…I was at my mother’s last weekend and got a whole bunch of my comics (well about 30/40) down from the attic and it was there along with a dozen other Batman. [:)]




matthewforan -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (11/4/2013 7:46:22 PM)

Amazon Marketplace have a few at a good price. Book Depository is always pretty safe place to buy from.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/1401211534/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1365705896&sr=8-1&keywords=gotham+by+gaslight&condition=new




impqueen -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (11/4/2013 7:49:38 PM)

It's also cheaper than going direct it would seem. [:)]




matthewforan -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (11/4/2013 7:50:45 PM)

For ages it's been a huge price, must have got reprinted or something. Will probably pick it up myself.




Nexus Wookie -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (11/4/2013 8:56:38 PM)

Thanks for that Matthew! Just ordered myself a copy!




Chojin -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (11/4/2013 9:07:27 PM)

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ORIGINAL: matthewforan

http://instagram.com/p/X-U7dQpPp4/


What's that Guardians of the Globe title? Is it any good?

Edit: FMA Brotherhood - Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet. Watched the original series, read all of the manga and watched Brotherhood and both movies. Love me some FMA.




matthewforan -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (11/4/2013 10:28:06 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Chojin

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ORIGINAL: matthewforan

http://instagram.com/p/X-U7dQpPp4/


What's that Guardians of the Globe title? Is it any good?

Edit: FMA Brotherhood - Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet. Watched the original series, read all of the manga and watched Brotherhood and both movies. Love me some FMA.


It's a spinoff of Invincible it's okay, plenty of potential but not sure if it'll reach it.

Yeah it's FMA Brotherhood, I watched the original series and the first movie and thought it was utterly fantastic can't wait to get started on it. But I've got a couple of animes to watch first. Just finished the first season of Code Geass again another one that I liked a lot.




Harry Tuttle -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (12/4/2013 2:33:33 PM)

[image]http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Saga-12.jpg[/image]

So yeah, the controversy is kinda warranted I guess. The pictures may be small but you've got a guy sucking on an erect penis in one picture within a picture and in the other you've got the guy in a 3 way bukkake. So in a nutshell I'd say it was slightly more graphic than what we're used to (as elab states above it's an erect penis issue, that's why there was a fuss in the first place and not due to sexual orientation) but as it was all, ultimately, a storm in a teacup there's really no point dwelling on it. All in all this was a pretty good issue. It doesn't feature much of our main protagonists but instead we get an issue mainly following Prince Robot IV as he searches for them. It all gets a bit Columbo towards the end and then finishes on a bit of a cliffhanger (although the Lying Cat cliffhanger was a bigger one). So, not as good as the last issue but pretty kick arse nonetheless.

Unfortunately there's a bit of a break now while the 2nd trade gets sorted and released. I know there isn't another issue till at least August because it's not featured on Image's solicitation list for July.

This is though

[image]http://www.comicbookresources.com/images/solicits/imagecomics/201307/sagalyingshirtblack-web.jpg[/image]

and I really want it [:D]




sanchia -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (13/4/2013 6:07:39 PM)

I hadn't even noticed it until I just re-read it. [:D]




steverayg -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (14/4/2013 11:39:12 PM)

Just finished part two of The Mask of the Red Panda from Monkeybrain Comics, available through Comixology.com. It’s only in electronic form, but that is how I’m pretty much reading everything these days.

Mask of the Red Panda is based on Decoder Ring Theater’s Red Panda series, about a “Shadow-like” character fighting crime in pre-WWII Montreal, Canada. Both the comic and the podcast are fun, and family-friendly. That’s not necessarily a deal breaker for me, but I love the “Golden Age” feel of each story. I think it’s what DC’s “First Wave” line was going for but never quite got. The art is crisp and on the simple side, perfectly complimenting the story. The plot is pure, thick, pulpy hokum. Know that going in and you won’t be disappointed.

The dialogue is what makes the book shine. I devour each issue so far, and I am amaze at how quickly it reads. The dynamics of the relationship of the Red Panda and his side-kick the Flying Squirrel are what make the podcast great, and they translates seamlessly to the comic. There is one more issue in the mini-series, and I can’t wait!

http://www.decoderringtheatre.com/books/mask-of-the-red-panda-issue-2/




talpacino -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (15/4/2013 9:45:02 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

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Nice!

I'll be picking up issue 12 at lunch, sad to see it end again for a while.


Catching back up with this now, on volume 3.

[image]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a_b54G5tUso/TkHpxbKDf6I/AAAAAAAAL4I/ZhBBr_QS0lk/s1600/sweettooth_vol3.jpg[/image]

The first issue is fantastic, not a single bit of dialogue but it's really great stuff. Then the first page of the next issue has me laughing out loud with some nice dark humour. Love it.




Harry Tuttle -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (15/4/2013 9:56:15 AM)

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ORIGINAL: talpacino

Catching back up with this now, on volume 3.

[image]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a_b54G5tUso/TkHpxbKDf6I/AAAAAAAAL4I/ZhBBr_QS0lk/s1600/sweettooth_vol3.jpg[/image]

The first issue is fantastic, not a single bit of dialogue but it's really great stuff. Then the first page of the next issue has me laughing out loud with some nice dark humour. Love it.


Yeah it's great. I'm up to the 4th volume so far and I've been enjoying the hell out of it. For what is a pretty grim story Lemire manages to insert some real laughs without cheapening the overall experience, the writing really is top notch and Lemire's art style really fits the story fantastically. I'll be picking up volume 5 on payday but then I'll have to wait till July for volume 6 to be released [:(]




Nexus Wookie -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (15/4/2013 3:48:41 PM)

I've been sidetracked somewhat by some other 'stuff' (or 'Thrillpower': nothing like it!) and definitely need to get back on track with some Sweet Tooth. I loved volume 1, and hope to read the rest soon. Just one qualm though, i'm not too happy with the quality of the tpb; the paper quality is that cheap shit that DC/ Vertigo seem to churn out. A story such as Sweet Tooth deserves the highest bloody quality because Lemire's artwork is so good. I'm hoping after the last volume is released, we may see a hardcover version (like Y), somewhere down the line.




Harry Tuttle -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (15/4/2013 6:52:32 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Nexus Wookie

Just one qualm though, i'm not too happy with the quality of the tpb; the paper quality is that cheap shit that DC/ Vertigo seem to churn out. A story such as Sweet Tooth deserves the highest bloody quality because Lemire's artwork is so good.


Yeah I agree with this, it's quite annoying.

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Just finished this. The way Fraction and Aja have turned Hawkeye from a character I cared nothing about into my favourite Marvel character is nothing short of outstanding. Once again they hit it out of the park with this issue which is probably the best issue in a few months (not that any of them have been bad). The way Fraction manages to tell a self contained story that manages to weave into a larger arc is just amazing and the 60's style artwork by Aja is just fantastic. As usual the laughs come thick and fast with my personal favourite bits being the running jokes of the Russian "bro" Mafia and Hawkguy. [&o] at the ending though.




sanchia -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (15/4/2013 7:02:22 PM)

It is similar to when Brubaker reinvented Iron Fist a couple of years ago. A low key character with well written stories suddenly becoming something bigger than it once was. The only problem is I get the impression that like Iron Fist when Brubaker left Hawkeye is going to become rather poor when Fraction moves on.




Chojin -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (15/4/2013 8:56:40 PM)

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Got back on this....Issue 28 was awful. It tied into Batman/Darkness and Witchblade/Darkness (mini-series) so if you hadn't read the other three parts then there was a huge jump between issues and I didn't have a clue what was going on. Even the important stuff like Jackie deciding to go into witness protection and betray his uncle was covered in Batman/Darkness of all things rather than the regular ongoing series. I can see how this would have helped to shift copies of a one off special but it left me with a couple of confusing issues!




talpacino -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (16/4/2013 10:26:29 AM)


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ORIGINAL: sanchia

I hadn't even noticed it until I just re-read it. [:D]

It's the first thing I noticed when I opened it, what does that say about me? [:D]

I started Scott Snyder's Swamp Thing last night. I've only read volume one of the original Alan Moore stuff. Obviously I should read the rest because it's great but should I read the rest before I carry on with the new stuff? I'd heard it was a completely fresh start but it seems to reference a lot of stuff from the old one, the Arcanes so far especially.




Harry Tuttle -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (16/4/2013 11:02:09 AM)

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ORIGINAL: talpacino


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ORIGINAL: sanchia

I hadn't even noticed it until I just re-read it. [:D]

It's the first thing I noticed when I opened it, what does that say about me? [:D]

I started Scott Snyder's Swamp Thing last night. I've only read volume one of the original Alan Moore stuff. Obviously I should read the rest because it's great but should I read the rest before I carry on with the new stuff? I'd heard it was a completely fresh start but it seems to reference a lot of stuff from the old one, the Arcanes so far especially.


There's no need to read any of Moore's stuff to enjoy Snyder's work IMO. I hadn't read it and I've been enjoying the hell out of Swamp Thing since the start of the New 52 (Animal Man is better though imo). The Rotworld saga was a bit drawn out in the end but on the whole I thought Snyder's run was very good.

I've read the first 3 volumes since though and yeah, you should read it because it's ace.




talpacino -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (16/4/2013 11:11:49 AM)

Sweet, I shall continue and maybe pick up some Animal man when I get paid.




Harry Tuttle -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (17/4/2013 1:45:56 PM)

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ORIGINAL: sanchia

It is similar to when Brubaker reinvented Iron Fist a couple of years ago. A low key character with well written stories suddenly becoming something bigger than it once was. The only problem is I get the impression that like Iron Fist when Brubaker left Hawkeye is going to become rather poor when Fraction moves on.


I wouldn't be surprised but with any luck he'll stay on it for a bit, it seems to be a perfect match of character and writer. Speaking of which, Bendis has been doing a really good job on the X titles so far. The last issues of All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men were both great, with the caveat that I find it difficult to tell Bachalo's blonde characters apart. As he's shown with The Avengers and The New Avengers he's the type of writer that looks at the bigger picture and plays the long game so hopefully we'll get a few good arcs off him before he runs out of steam (as he did with the Avengers titles, although all in all I liked new Avengers to the end of his stewardship).

Not digging Hickman's work on Avengers at the moment though, New Avengers is faring much better but the core Avengers title feels a bit disjointed. Maybe it'll read better in trade, I dunno, but I'm not really loving it as much as I hoped I would. Uncanny Avengers is better than both of them though, although again the first arc was a bit disjointed but I'd put a lot of that down to the problems caused by the delays with Cassaday's artwork. Still, the newest arc is following on from Remender's Dark Angel Saga in Uncanny X-Men, probably my favourite super hero arc in a while.

I've only checked out the first issue of Fraction's Fantastic Four and FF . Fantastic Four isn't really a title that I've ever been much of a fan of and although FF looks like a lot of fun it also looks like it relies too much on you reading Fantastic Four to get the most out of it (in the same way Bendis' X-titles have the same kind of relationship).




sanchia -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (19/4/2013 9:20:21 PM)

[image]http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Batman-Order-of-Beasts-Eddie-Campbell.jpg[/image]

I had forgotten I even had it, it is a slight volume and was between two other books.




sanchia -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (20/4/2013 9:21:03 AM)

[image]http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101127124859/marvel_dc/images/6/6b/Batman_Joker_Switch_Vol_1_1.jpg[/image]

Another slim volume I had forgotten about, which had vanished in between two other books. Weird is the word and not that good.

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this one next, which in , my opinion has some of Quitely's best artwork (before his lumpy stage as per The Authority).




matthewforan -> RE: What comic book are you reading right now? (20/4/2013 1:11:17 PM)

[image]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/17/League_of_Extraordinary_Gentleman_volume_1_cover.jpg[/image]

Read this is morning, really liked it. I'll be picking up Black Dossier at some point.




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