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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 26/6/2007 3:50:22 PM   
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The insane OTT nature of the manga is great. For example, in the film Battle Royale, when Shuya loses it and lunges toward the instructor, Shinji leans forward and restrains him. Now in the manga, Shuya, screaming, runs forward, and Shinji leaps over several desks, twirls in mid-air and kicks him in the face.

Hmmmm.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 26/6/2007 4:00:16 PM   
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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 26/6/2007 5:21:39 PM   
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I'm sure you've done that joke before and it was just as hi-larious then.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 29/6/2007 5:32:50 PM   
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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 29/6/2007 6:06:56 PM   
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Now that is one seriously twisted comic.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 29/6/2007 7:45:10 PM   
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Now that is one seriously twisted comic.


Well now I'm really looking forward to it

Actually while I'm here, can anyone tell me if the next couple of Hellblazer's are worth looking into? Warren Ellis takes over from the next volume and I'm wondering if I should keep going.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 1/7/2007 3:48:51 PM   
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Got these three today:






They look great!!!

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 2/7/2007 9:15:28 AM   
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quote:

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Actually while I'm here, can anyone tell me if the next couple of Hellblazer's are worth looking into? Warren Ellis takes over from the next volume and I'm wondering if I should keep going.



Warren Ellis' run is very good, but very short - he quit after DC shelved episode 141, called Shoot and was about a high school shooting (you can read it here - http://www.compsoc.man.ac.uk/~jp/comics/shoot/ ).

I hate to say it, but Hellblazer after that became quite patchy - I don't think the writers, including the likes of Azerello, quite knew what to do with John and ended up making his life shittier and shittier - although a recent multi-parter, The Empathy Engine was a belter.

However - and I'm really happy to be able to say  this - Andy 'The Losers' Diggle is the new writer and he's recognised it's time to have the old cocky fucker back, and is in the midst of a story of John getting back to his old self. I'm hoping it marks a return to the form of the Ennis years, when it was an unmissable title. At the moment it looks promising.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 2/7/2007 10:09:46 AM   
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Picked up...



...and I was blown away. Ive given Marvel a break over the last 10 years or so, I didnt think the universe was expabnding enough but this is different mustard. It has an old skool feel to the plot when families and freindships are pulled apart or strengthened and we find out all kinds of nastiness that even the greatest heroes are capable of. Steve McNivens art is examplery, it has a classic feel with modern day colouring which makes for soem truley stunning visuals! After buying this I got...



and...



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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 2/7/2007 10:15:29 AM   
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I felt like another shot of those two after Leviathan so have this waiting on my shelf at the moment as well.


I got this after reading one episode in 200AD and really liked it, I took a look at Xtinct as well but the art doent sit with me, it lookas a bit basic compared to the nicely detailed Traces. I might give Liviathan a crack if I can find it.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 2/7/2007 4:07:08 PM   
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Leviathan is great stuff. Wasn't a massive fan of XtinCt but a lot of people seemed to love it. It reminded me a bit of Morrison and Quitely's We3.

Scarlet Traces also has a sequel called The Great Game. And Edginton and D'Israeli are currently on Stickleback in 2000AD. It's first story was pretty interesting so I'm looking forward to the forthcoming second series.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 2/7/2007 5:06:31 PM   
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Im very interested in a sequal to Scarlett Traces, it would be rude not to after such a grand ending of the first book.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 2/7/2007 7:54:33 PM   
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Im very interested in a sequal to Scarlett Traces, it would be rude not to after such a grand ending of the first book.


You can get it for rather cheap here! (Click)



And the first here, for anyone who doesn't have it.

Also, Leviathan (Click)



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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 3/7/2007 11:15:16 AM   
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Finally finished Civil War Frontlines (cant for the life of me find the image I posted above!) and it was a nice little collection of short stories, only one real dud and generally a good turn out. It nicely captures the lives of mortals and minor Heroes being caught up in the war and what happened to Speedball. Look forward to the next one.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 3/7/2007 6:01:55 PM   
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quote:

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Finally finished Civil War Frontlines (cant for the life of me find the image I posted above!) and it was a nice little collection of short stories, only one real dud and generally a good turn out. It nicely captures the lives of mortals and minor Heroes being caught up in the war and what happened to Speedball. Look forward to the next one.


Very true.  it was definitely better than Civil War proper and yet ut just made the final issue so much more disappointing.  It has put me off buyin gthe World War Hulk Frontline as I just feel that it will be the same.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 5/7/2007 6:20:39 PM   
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I thought this one deserved a big picture.

Ed Brubaker has taken a character who to be honest wasn't that deep, being the Kung fu man who could once a day focus his Chi on his fist and create a destructive force, and has focused on the myth behind the character.  The history of The Iron fist is explored and previous holders of the title are introduced.  There is an expansion to the potenital of the limited power and a strong stroyline.  In fact this has been so popular it has been expanded from a mini to an ongoing story.  The first 6  which are book one are currently out and I would definitely recommend them for the art as well as the quality storyline.  I just picked up issue 6 today.

I will also admit i gave in and bout WWH Frontline

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 7/7/2007 11:59:42 PM   
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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 9/7/2007 2:16:12 PM   
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Anyone else get this!? Freaky... and possibly great



Got episode 1 at the weekend and its really good. I think the art swings from average to excellent but it looks to have a great story and it has a wickedly sick mythos (if thats the right word?). It had a fricking awesome surprise ending as well so I'll definately be picking up episode 2.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 9/7/2007 3:03:37 PM   
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quote:

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Anyone else get this!? Freaky... and possibly great



Got episode 1 at the weekend and its really good. I think the art swings from average to excellent but it looks to have a great story and it has a wickedly sick mythos (if thats the right word?). It had a fricking awesome surprise ending as well so I'll definately be picking up episode 2.


Warren Ellis is raving about this at the moment which if you like his stuff is probably a good recommendation. I'll probably pick up a copy if there are any left when I pick up my subs, looks interesting.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 11/7/2007 4:43:57 PM   
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Finally, people are reading Gutsville!  

Issue 2 is out now, though it hasn't arrived in my local comic book store yet.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 21/7/2007 2:23:05 PM   
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Bought Eternals graphic novel (Gaiman and Romita Jr) yesterday - Brilliant read! Highly recommended.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 21/7/2007 2:57:35 PM   
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Bought Eternals graphic novel (Gaiman and Romita Jr) yesterday - Brilliant read! Highly recommended.


I'm hoping to get it if/when the price falls a little bit.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 21/7/2007 8:57:12 PM   
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I've picked up the first 6 issues on a whim as although I had heard about it I didn't really know much about it.  What to say.  It is Warren Ellis, a man who hates superhero comics but writes them so well.  It is another different look at the genre whereby after a cosmic event certain people begin to exhibit powers but the government has other plans.  A cop shot in the head and in a terminal coma awakes with an overwhelming urge to avenge the evil which he sees in those who have committed crimes, another man awakes on the hill he fell asleep with his girlfriend to find her burned corpse next to him.... 

There are elements of Supreme Power (from back when it was good and still under the Marvel Max imprint) and some recognisable aspects of Planetary as well.  The art work by Salvador Larroca is exceptionally good and I hope that Ellis doesn't lose interest in this one before it finishes as he has a tendancy to do as I think this is one to definitely follow.   In fact I have put in a request for the hardcover collection due out in August.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 22/7/2007 7:07:08 PM   
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just got through all 6 installments - and the outlook is good for this, dont you think that some of the characters have a striking resemblence to some real life actors?

Kenneth - Sawyer from Lost
Tensen - Bruce Willis
Dr Leonard Carson - Johnny Depp
Dr Hannah Ballad - Nicole Kidman
Jim Braddock - Gene Hackman
Jennifer Swann - Angelina Jolie

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 23/7/2007 7:53:03 PM   
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I await for Ellis to do a Planetary and have to wait over a year for the next issue or try to wrap up myriad plot threads in one issue...

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 26/7/2007 10:05:54 PM   
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Surprisingly good although Guy Richie has virtually nothing to do with it other than a tenuous link to the original concept.  Gritty, violent and effective in this format although not particularly deep.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 2/8/2007 8:21:27 PM   
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MPD Psycho.  Not a purchase but rather I borrowed them.

It starts off well with a police profiler receiving a package which turns out to be a large box containing his girlfriend. All her limbs are amputated and she is lobotomised.  The story leaps forward and he is in jail having been accused of murdering the man who mutilated his girlfriend.  Questions are raised over whether he genuinely had multiple personality or if he was simply acting so to get out of a longer jail term.  An interesting premise as he his hired by a woman who runs a private profiling service.  A decent enough begining and the first volume is decent enough with a murderer utilising the method of killing his victims by planting a sees in a the exposed brain and as it grows it kills them.

The problem begins as it progresses and it turns extremely weirdly Japanese in structure.  There is talk of the multiple personalities being aused by people downloading themseleves into other peoples brains and stuff about the left eye of people being replaced by one which has a barcode which in itself is only a pale copy of the original (or something like that as it starts to make less and less sense as it progresses).  Main characters are killed off for little reason and the story is not progressed by the deaths and some secretive reason for the actions (some corporation is behind it all whatever it is as they appear to be making murderers for some reason) is aluded to whether it is rebellion or just they are doing it for the fun of it.

Overall I would say avoid it like the plague as it is a truly awful manga.  The only reason to buy it is if you are low on toilet paper and like it a bit coarse like it used to be at school.

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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 4/8/2007 1:57:35 AM   
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I went on a bit of Daniel Clowes binge on Amazon with my latest paycheque. The guy's a genius (in my humble opinion).







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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 5/8/2007 6:57:39 AM   
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RE: Last Comic Book You Bought? - 7/8/2007 11:43:08 AM   
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MPD Psycho.  Not a purchase but rather I borrowed them.

It starts off well with a police profiler receiving a package which turns out to be a large box containing his girlfriend. All her limbs are amputated and she is lobotomised.  The story leaps forward and he is in jail having been accused of murdering the man who mutilated his girlfriend.  Questions are raised over whether he genuinely had multiple personality or if he was simply acting so to get out of a longer jail term.  An interesting premise as he his hired by a woman who runs a private profiling service.  A decent enough begining and the first volume is decent enough with a murderer utilising the method of killing his victims by planting a sees in a the exposed brain and as it grows it kills them.

The problem begins as it progresses and it turns extremely weirdly Japanese in structure.  There is talk of the multiple personalities being aused by people downloading themseleves into other peoples brains and stuff about the left eye of people being replaced by one which has a barcode which in itself is only a pale copy of the original (or something like that as it starts to make less and less sense as it progresses).  Main characters are killed off for little reason and the story is not progressed by the deaths and some secretive reason for the actions (some corporation is behind it all whatever it is as they appear to be making murderers for some reason) is aluded to whether it is rebellion or just they are doing it for the fun of it.

Overall I would say avoid it like the plague as it is a truly awful manga.  The only reason to buy it is if you are low on toilet paper and like it a bit coarse like it used to be at school.


Strangely I want to read that to see how bad it is! It does sound like a good start though!

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