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Old 07-06-2017, 01:12 PM
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I really enjoyed the "Service" special that Kieron Gillen did for them.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:42 AM
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The most interesting Cable has ever been was in Duane Swercynski's run where he was lost in an apocalyptic future and trying to raise a baby at the same time.
I remember liking that brief run were it tried to feel like a Vertigo comic. It was by David Tischman and had my favourite use of Igor Kordey as an artist (putting him in New X-Men just didn't work).
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:03 PM
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I really enjoyed the "Service" special that Kieron Gillen did for them.
Yeah, that was fun if insubstantial. I see the need for the navel-gazing post Brexit Bond stories, but the tone was a tad too maudlin for me.
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:08 PM
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Got Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine for 5 bucks. I've heard good things and the weirdness in it looks Octo-Good, so I think I'm in for a treat.
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:47 PM
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Other than Half-Century War (which is exceptional) are any of IDWs Godzilla books worth picking up?
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:27 PM
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I'm a good way into Lumberjanes and am having a great time. Must remember to keep them in good condition so I can give them to my niece when she is old enough to read them and probably use crayons on them or something that kids do.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:25 AM
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How do y'all store your pamphlet-format comics?
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:20 AM
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In the garbage can. If I like a series enough to wanna reread I either kindle it or borrow the trades from the library.
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:33 AM
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In cereal boxes on my bookshelf
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:50 AM
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How do y'all store your pamphlet-format comics?
In old shoeboxes stacked neatly in my closet. I've got one longbox, but I decided that wasn't any more efficient than my shoebox method. If I get more comics than I have room for them, I get rid of some comics. Speaking of which,

Does anyone want a complete run of the New 52 Voodoo series? Its not good and everyone who paid money for it wasted that money. $7.37 OBO
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:07 PM
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In the garbage can. If I like a series enough to wanna reread I either kindle it or borrow the trades from the library.
This isn't really an option for me, at least not universally. I collect a lot of UGs, weird indies, etc. I've also collected a few series' in floppy format because I thought the tpbs were hideous. Also when I'm going in on good trash like old Master of Kung Fu's or 70s Dr Strange's, I really prefer the OGs when I can get 'em.

I've got about a longbox worth of floppies sitting in a stack in my closet, but I was just curious if anyone had any alternatives to an actual longbox..
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:29 AM
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Don't buy floppies if you don't want to keep them or get rid of them. Buy digital comics.
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:09 AM
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This isn't really an option for me, at least not universally. I collect a lot of UGs, weird indies, etc. I've also collected a few series' in floppy format because I thought the tpbs were hideous. Also when I'm going in on good trash like old Master of Kung Fu's or 70s Dr Strange's, I really prefer the OGs when I can get 'em.

I've got about a longbox worth of floppies sitting in a stack in my closet, but I was just curious if anyone had any alternatives to an actual longbox..
Then you're doing about as well as you can.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:17 AM
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In cereal boxes on my bookshelf
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Astonishingly, nobody actually sells anything like this. I looked all over the internet for "basically a magazine holder, but sized for comic books" and the closest I ever got were longboxes and overpriced binders. This is just a cereal box with craft paper and black canvas glued to it.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:31 PM
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I had completely forgotten that I had purchased the first two volumes of Lewis Trondheim's Little Nothings a long while ago, so I reread both of them, and now I want to get the rest of them.

The watercolours look great mixed with Trondheim's approximate drawing style! I really like the slice-of-life style, sometimes funny, sometimes touching, sometimes non-sensical... Great stuff!
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:24 AM
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The first couple, yeah (although not as nice) but then I got lazy.

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Old 09-10-2017, 09:20 AM
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I feel like I see a lot of dudes and dudettes these days working in a style ultimately derivative of a lot of stuff I love- Toriyama/Otomo-ish action values, Herge-ish/CF-ish post-Adventure Time/Moynihan-ish (or whoever the root of that American pencily thin line style is) line values, Blade Runner-via-80s anime character and set designs- but nobody doing like, cool or 'personal' stories that ultimately don't feel like pure referential derivation.

I think Brandon Graham was probably the first major Western breakout to work in this fusion idiom, but even he had this stumbling block period of being like "here's a Moebius reference! Here's a Dragonball reference!"

I guess what I'm saying I'd love to see someone working in this style do something that's actually weird, with a vision, instead of just like... a stylish pitch for a Cartoon Network action cartoon.
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:44 AM
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Anyone (uhh- Ample Vig? Dr J?) been following the stuff Richard Corben's been doing for Dark Horse the last couple years?

I grabbed up Ragemoor and some of the Poe one shots on a whim and love 'em. Corben's drawn a lot of garbage over the years (see: anything with Bruce Jones), but he's done nothing but grow as an artist. I think I'm gonna gradually pick up Rat God and then move on to Shadows on the Grave, too.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:45 PM
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I haven't read anything he's done with Bruce Jones, but I've long been a fan of Corben. Probably since either Banner or the "Hard Time" arc in Hellblazer.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:27 PM
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I've never read any of his Marvel stuff. I'm curious about Banner, though. Corben seems like he'd be a great fit for a cool Hulk story, much the same way that Moebius was a great choice for a Silver Surfer story (quality of narrative aside, the artwork in "Parable" looks great).

I recently grabbed up the series "Ribit!" by Frank Thorne, who's mostly known for Red Sonja and some porno comics. He's got a great, luscious Caniff/Toth-school brush ink line and a proclivity for soft, round figures that's very visually appealing, especially together with the flat 80s coloring, heavy on greens and purples.
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:29 PM
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Found volume 1 of The Complete Case Files of Judge Dredd while I was out on a Birthday fueled shopping-spree today so I have some EXPLOSION COP stories to read in the near-future! Sadly, the collection cuts out before the Dark Judges make their appearance. Gladly, opening up to a random page indicates that at some point Dredd fights an evil robot cowboy with tank-treads for legs. So I'm still perfectly fine with things.

Sidenote: try to avoid browsing the Graphic Novel/Manga section at your local bookstore if there are tweens about.

Kids were waaaay too enthralled by a copy of Love Hina for my comfortable shopping experience.
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:53 PM
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Went to the Cincinnati Comic Expo today. First time doing something like that... I was considering looking for the final Spider-Man 2099 issues or to get as much Mutant X (shut up) as I could, but I passed by some bundle collecting the first half of Alpha Flight volume 2 (the 90s one) and Fallen Angels (New Mutants spin-off mini-series) and resolved to track down the rest. Almost did! Got all of Fallen Angels and most of Alpha Flight. (including the annual with the Inhumans) Couldn't fight 19; was shocked that 17 was so expensive. (15-40 dollars... all other issues were a dollar each)

Apparently that introduced Big Hero 6, the classic intellectual property that's "Sunfire's Japanese super-hero team" which I'd never before connected to Big Hero 6, a good Disney film that I (incorrectly) didn't think had anything to do with those guys?? Disney! You've unjustly added value to ancient 90s comics no one but me could want!

Anyway, I'm gonna try to track it down for less than the cost of all the other comics in the series. If I can't, well... I'll simply politely request it show up on Marvel Unlimited. That's all I'll do. 😇

If any and all of these show up on Unlimited tomorrow: it's because I bought them today. You're welcome!
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:30 PM
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Default I mean, it's no "Tonight, Trypticon dines on the sweatbreads of Goliath" but still...

On Page Five of his first appearance, Judge Dredd apprehends a cop-killer named Whitey (after shooting his henchmen in the face) and, in lieu of arresting him, throws him in the middle of a traffic circle where the flow of traffic never stops and all the cars travel over 200 miles an hour.

"You'll have all the time in the world to repent your odious offenses, Whitey... as you listen to thundering juggernauts" says Dredd, throwing a man into traffic.

Later (like, two panels later), he looks at a wall and pines about looking forward to the day he dies upholding the law.

It's rare to find a comic that manages to perfectly encapsulate everything about the franchise so quickly.
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:32 PM
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Mr Miracle is the best comic. It's got very Kirby captions going on, with not especially Kirby content. But also not not-Kirby. ? It is making metaphor out of stuff Kirby literalized, but it is still dealing with the same things. With Highfather and Darkseid dead, Orion has become the new Hightfather, but he might be turning into the new Darkseid. The sequence where Scott refuses to kneel to Orion is the best.

Also, this comic is going to break my heart. I know this. As great as Tom King has already proved himself to be, he hasn't show himself to be one for happy endings. When Barda gets killed in this issue, I thought it might have been for real.
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Old 09-25-2017, 05:21 AM
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No new Alpha Flight on Marvel Unlimited, but a ton of old Wolverine issues, including 3 that Wikipedia told me last night tied up some of volume 2's more notable loose ends. God provides! 🇨🇦

Fallen Angels is so good. Some very charming characters, (and Warlock) chief among them Roberto da Costa, incredibly precious drama queen.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:36 PM
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Fallen Angels was a weird trip. I love that era of New Mutants. Although it got ridiculously bleak right after that.
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Old 09-28-2017, 01:22 PM
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Update:

Judge Dredd fought the giant King Kong robot from the awful 70s movie (THE GREATEST MONSTER OF ALL), was dismayed that he could not shoot it to death, so he drove his motorcycle down its throat and hoped that it would explode for some reason. It did.

Later, after arresting Frankenstein 2 ("he makes the original Frankenstein look like a jellybean!" Proclaims a henchman), he also arrests the man he was operating on for receiving stolen goods.

This comic book is beautiful and mad-mad-mad-mad
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:52 PM
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Judge Dredd is incredible on a lot of levels. I might try to grab the Judge Death, Block Mania and Cursed Earth stories sometime. When I was a teenager I really liked the Alan Grant/Matt Wagner Batman comics, too.


Anyone ever read issue 33 of the original Mirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? I sought it out 'cause Richard Corben drew it, but found it to be strangely similar to Turtles in Time. No Foot, Shredder or other name-villains, but it does share a few choice locations and the uncontrolled time-travel thing.

(As an aside, I always found it strange that Turtles in Time had the "Comic" color option, because all four characters are the same shade in both the Mirage and Archie series'.)
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:17 PM
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I haven't read up to their appearance yet, but now that I have expanded context of the rest of the series I have an even stronger love for the Dark Judges.

Mega-City One is the worst fictional setting ever. It is dystopian beyond the point of parody. It's four or five Bad Future settings rolled into one and multiplied.

So, naturally, they pretty much have to introduce an Even Yet Darker Timeline and populate it with Halloween-Monster versions of the main characters.

What else would you do in that situation?
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Old 10-03-2017, 05:56 PM
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I just finished the back half of Tom King and Gabriel Walta's Vision. Holy fuck, that is great. And rough.

It is crazy to me that Tom King has been writing comics (or at least getting comics published) for about 4 years and he is already working on his 4th legit masterpiece. He's got Vision, Omega Men, Sheriff of Babylon and currently Mr. Miracle. That's ignoring the his very good Batman and Grayson stuff, and some of his single issues. Seriously, Darkseid War: Green Lantern is about as good a single issue as you can find. Another five years of this and Tom King might be regarded at the best ever. He's already in my top 5.
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