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We need a comics thread

edited March 2011 in Go Away Spammers
Ink printed on paper telling stories. Comments?
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  • I'm for it! I spend a frightening amount of my money every Wednesday.

    Immortal Iron Fist, DMZ and Maintenance are all awesome. I recommend any of them.
  • I was into comics in the worst time to be in them...the 90's...now, not so much.

    I still enjoy hearing about the good storylines and I frequent a podcast trhat does just such.

    so...what is your favorite story right now? also...WHY THE HECK DID GREEN ARROW DO THAT TO BLACK CANARY?
  • I was a comic freak in high school, and even went so far as to rent a storage locker in Las Vegas so I could stash my ridiculous collection in a dark, dry environment until I come back to claim it. sigh.

    But I've been out of it for awhile, and the only thing I really like right now is 'Walking Dead', but I'll probably get shit on in this forum for that one.

    And I also liked George R.R. Martin's graphic novel, if that counts...it is ink printed on paper telling stories. Also 30 Days of Night was good, (if short) and soon to be a mediocre movie with Josh Hartnett.
  • Transformers comic suck. Too much drama and not enough robots. See anything written by Simon Furman after G2.
  • Walking Dead is great, it's one of my monthly reads. Though I hear it's better in trades. Also, 30 Days of Night is still going on sort of, bunch of spin off series from what I can tell. Never liked the series.
  • I'm really into comics. Not super-hero stuff that much, but i do read Ghost Rider, Deadpool, and Runaways when it actually goddamn comes out. I suppose Army of Darkness and Buffy probably count as super-hero comics too...

    But i prefer stuff like The Boys, Desolation Jones, Ex Machina, and Fell (when it actually goddamn comes out).

    I've spent so much time and money at the local comic shop the owner not only knows me by name, but knows to pull out what I'll be buying that day and have it ready when I get to the counter.

    So yeah, I love comics. Best story-telling medium there is, if you ask me. It's just a pity it's still bogged down by some fuck-ups in the Big Three.

    Also, I don't really read DC, but I like Green Arrow some. What'd he do to Dinah?
  • Hm...I've gotten into the Hellboy canon, so I'm currently pulling BPRD, Lobster Johnson, and (obviously) Hellboy. I've also been reading "Blade of the Immortal" pretty much since it started, and I recently picked up on "Usagi Yojimbo". I'm also reading Dark Horse's "Conan", although it's more out of habit these days; same goes for "Ultimate Fantastic Four". I'm about to ditch "Knights of the Dinner Table", because A: Its writer is in the "juvenile drama" phase of the parody-comic evolution (funny parody -> satirical parody -> juvenile drama -> SUCK), and B: I'm tired of paying full price for a magazine that I read less than half of (yeah, I don't play Hackmaster, I'm not really interested in 30 pages of Hackmaster shite!)
  • The only series I'm buying regularly are Tank Girl and err, Astonishing Wolf-Man.

    Everything else I get in trades.
  • My current pull list:

    Hellboy, BPRD, Lobster Johnson, Perhapanauts, Mouse Guard, Fall of Cthulhu, Sam Noir, Tank Girl, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Concrete

    Plus lots of things I buy in trades.
  • "davedave24" said:
    My current pull list:

    Hellboy, BPRD, Lobster Johnson, Perhapanauts, Mouse Guard, Fall of Cthulhu, Sam Noir, Tank Girl, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Concrete
    Plus lots of things I buy in trades.
    What is this? Please tell me more.

    I am into Lovecraft.
  • That Black Canary/Green Arrow Wedding Special was offensively bad. Judd Winick should be ashamed of himself. So Black Canary, established as one of the top martial artists in the DCU's pantheon of superheroes, is attacked by an obviously brainwashed, zombified Green Arrow in close quarters. He has a knife and is on top of her. She deflects the knife into the ground, so her hands are free for a moment, no longer occupied with keeping the knife away, and her only solution to this situation is to STAB HIM THROUGH THE NECK WITH AN ARROW. There weren't a dozen other moves she could have used to get him off and subdue him without lethal force? Come on. COME ON.
  • The Black Canary was going to/has married Green Arrow? I keep forgetting about comics and their weddings.
  • Sigh comics = teh fail. I haven't read any forever, the only ones I have been even tempted to read is the Sandman stuff written by Niel Gaiman and thats only cause I like his books.
  • My current list: Fables, Powers, Y: the Last Man, DMZ, Owly, Mouse Guard.

    I collect the TPBs, not the individual comics.
  • "Sheol777" said:


    What is this? Please tell me more.

    I am into Lovecraft.
    Elder gods at war, humans get caught in the middle, go crazy and/or die. Honestly its not all that great, but it's only up to issue 6 so we'll see. The people putting it out (Boom Studios) have a couple lovecraft mythos anthology books out under the name Cthulhu Tales, I'd check them out first if you're interested in some good ol' gibbering madness comix.
    "Feddy" said:
    comics = teh fail.
    idly dismissing an entire art form = teh fail.
  • I read some of that Y: The Last Man this weekend and I think it's absolutely TERRIBLE.

    But yet I want more. :shock:
  • Did you try it from the beginning? Cause if you didn't, some of the later issues might not make sense.
  • "Dave" said:
    I read some of that Y: The Last Man this weekend and I think it's absolutely TERRIBLE.

    But yet I want more. :shock:
    It has a helper monkey. 'Nuff said. If you're tempted to try more Vaughn stuff, try Runaways, Pride of Bagdad, and The Hood. All so shweet.

    Also check out Grant Morrison's We3. It features animals that talk like the "I can has cheeseburger" cat, except they're cyborgs that shoot people in the face.

    Me, I'm pretty loyal to the Flash, and am liking the current series as written by Waid.

    Green Lantern has gotten really awesome lately, too.
  • We3 was AWESOME. 1 is gud dog?
  • I think I feel similar to Dave about Y. There's something stupid about it, but if one were to fall into my lap I'd probably still read it. As for Runaways, it started to leave a sour taste in my mouth once relationships started to develop and evolve and turn everything to shit. Then I found out that Wheadon or however it's spelled was going to do more of them and I hate how he handles relationships so I figured I'd abandon that ship.
  • Y is a very polarizing. Some people love it, some hate it. I personally fall into the "Eh, I don't get it" camp. I like Vaughn but that book just doesn't work for me. Pride of Baghdad was great if only for the exploding Giraffe head.
  • "davedave24" said:
    We3 was AWESOME. 1 is gud dog?
    I haven't even seen it, and i'm already hooked.
  • I love Grant Morrison (especially the Invisibles, and the only part of New X-Men that counts), so I'm definitely checking out We3. I don't really buy many comics, I usually just borrow them from comic buying friends (and I haven't really even done that in a couple years).

    I'm on the side that Y is awesome, although I haven't followed it in at least 2 years.
  • I'm amazed (and rather sad) that people haven't heard of We3.
  • "RobotBastard" said:
    I'm amazed (and rather sad) that people haven't heard of We3.
    They're heathens. We3 was brilliant. So tragic and violent. And those animals were awesome. I. M. GUD. R. U. GUD 2? "MR WA-SHING-TON"
  • I've heard of we3, but never read it. Add that to the mountain of books I need to read. I swear I heard it was being considered for a movie. Maybe I hallucinated that.

    I love Y the Last Man. I think Brian K. Vaughn has yet to disappoint me with anything he's written. I might have to damn him for passing Runaways to Joss Whedon, because it hasn't come out, though.

    I finished reading Ennis' Preacher and I don't know what I was expecting to happen. I was disappointed with the way it ended. The ride was fantastic, and when Ennis isn't coming up with odd shit, he's writing great dialogue.

    Other than that, I read the big DC + Marvel titles, some Image, and IDW. I also hit the library once in a while to borrow trades and graphic novels.
  • "YotaruVegeta" said:
    I finished reading Ennis' Preacher and I don't know what I was expecting to happen. I was disappointed with the way it ended. The ride was fantastic, and when Ennis isn't coming up with odd shit, he's writing great dialogue.
    Yeah, about that.
    Could someone please explain what all the hype is about Preacher? I mean I read it for like 15 issues back in the day, and unless you were a middle school kid who liked cuss words in a funny book or devants that looked funny---what was the appeal?
  • Well, I don't know about you, but I still like curse words and cursing. Preacher is all "shock jock" and over the top for no reason; but when you just take Ennis' writing and not his sex + violence orgy against God and all that is holy, it's good shit.

    Plus, the arts really good and seeing a guy wearing a priest collar kicking people square in the balls is awesome. It's some of the best non-superhero action I've seen in comics. I think Losers is all that tops it.
  • I heart Brian K Vaughn. Y The Last Man is great, and I love the 80's Marvel references in Runaways.
  • I just love obscure references in general. That's what makes Buffy Season 8 such a great read.
  • "YotaruVegeta" said:
    I just love obscure references in general. That's what makes Buffy Season 8 such a great read.
    i think im 2 issues behind, im lazy and find it hard not to destroy- i.e. shred/drench/generally mutilate issues...with their flimsy slippery covers and their easily rumpled nature...so i let my roommate buy them and then read his, (then promptly return them before the inevitable destruction occurs)
    ...hmmm where can he be hiding them?

    also, im probably missing out on all the obscure references that are not of buffy origin, im assuming they are mostly to other comics?
  • In the recnt Buffy comics, I can give you a couple off the top of my head. Since Xander is now wearing a patch, he's constantly making references to patch wearing people like Snake Plisken or Nick Fury.

    The references are to geek culture, pop culture or other comics, usually.
  • I couldn't really get into Buffy Season 8. Just seemed to move abit slow for me. I'll probably pick it up in trade, though.
  • Green Lantern #24 out today and it is GLORIOUS. The Sinestro War arc DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. Every issue is worth it. This is a comic for MEN.
  • You are killing me with this...I was going to wait until the trade came out.
  • I hope they do a slightly oversized hardback. . . unlike a lot of the storyarcs DC has been doing, this thing has had consistently beautiful artwork from two titans, Ivan Reis and Patrick Gleason.
  • Sinestro Corps is all the awesome that WW Hulk is not.
  • Hellboy and BPRD = absolutely YES. It's the perfect mix of Lovecraft, mythology, horror, and GODDAMN NAZIS.
  • I am reading Spiderman one more day. For spiderman sake I hope aunt May does not make it. It is a lose lose situation <img class=" title="Crying or Very sad" />
  • "YotaruVegeta" said:
    Sinestro Corps is all the awesome that WW Hulk is not.
    How awful is WW Hulk? I bought the first issue and have kept up with it only via the internets and skimming it in store. What a friggin' disappointment. Does anyone give a shit about The Sentry?
  • "MCBurnett" said:
    [quote="YotaruVegeta"]Sinestro Corps is all the awesome that WW Hulk is not.
    How awful is WW Hulk? I bought the first issue and have kept up with it only via the internets and skimming it in store. What a friggin' disappointment. Does anyone give a shit about The Sentry?[/quote]

    I will say that the even numbers of that series are a let down. I would pick volume 3. But if you really want to see Reed Richards get the fantastic beat out of him you should get volume 2. I guess Volumer 4 is good if you want to see Doctor Strange goes CRAZAYYY!
    I like it so far but is different it is not Tezuka good it is Governator good.
  • All I ever hear is that the Sentry miniseries was great, but I didn't read that. I don't like a superman type threatening awesome power and he doesn't use it. He's a goraphobic, insane and USELESS!

    They spent 4 issues of WWHULK showing how powerful hulk is, but he hasn't killed anyone yet, and there are hints that he might even see the error of his ways by the end.

    If there isn't some sort of payoff that I don't see coming, this could be the worst event currently. I'm saying that, even though I didn't even read Amazon's Attack past issue 1.
  • I read through all Amazons Attack not even really batting an eye at it. . . I thought it was ok, but I just really like Pete Woods, so that's mostly what I was paying attention to, the art. I was kinda surprised when I went on the internet after the whole series had wrapped and discovered it was so absolutely HATED by fans. It does make sense, though, in retrospect. The Amazons where brought back to Earth so they could be banished again. STUPID.

    Also, can we talk about how fucking annoying it is that almost every friggin' DC book is tying into the Amazons/New Gods stories now? Stories I was kinda enjoying on their own have suddenly taken a bizarrely stupid turn with a last page reveal that. . . oh, wait, Granny Goodness is behind it all. It's probably not happening as much as I perceive, but its enough for me to feel annoyed by it.
  • I prefer books tying in to not mentioning an event any at all. Like if one event comic takes place in New York and another comic I'm reading completly dismisses it, that pisses me off.
  • I love that kind of continuity. . . LOVE IT. But DC is definitely just tying every nefarious evil doing in the its books to the Countdown "Darkseid playing chess with the DCU" story.

    The one disappointing thing about the Sinestro Corp War is that, with the exception of the one Blue Beetle tie-in issue, its not getting touched upon in any of the other books. It's got the Cyborg Superman AND Superboy Prime in it, for Christ's sake. Villains with ties to several other heroes in the DCU. Plus they just
    Spoiler:
    fucked shit up severely in New York and replaced the Statue of Liberty with a statue of Sinestro
    , which would be something kinda hard to ignore. Isn't Nightwing still operating out of NYC?
  • I thought Nightwing was patrolling Bludhaven. Oops! I guess he had to go back to Gotham or something.
  • Bludhaven got blown up during Infinite Crisis. The Society of Villains dropped Chemo on it, like a bomb.
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