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  • boo 6 Jan 2013 00:15:42 11,604 posts
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    @Vortex808

    The Boys is well worth seeing through to the end. There are a couple of issues that go off at a tangent and don't add a huge amount to the overall story arc. The origin stories (Highland Laddie in particular) are a bit of pause in events, while Herogasm could have been dispensed with entirely.
    But you might as well pick them up for the sake of completeness.

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  • Vortex808 6 Jan 2013 21:30:15 6,564 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    Reading and enjoying Elephantmen
    Trafford, thanks again for mentioning this. Just finished vol 1 and I'm absolutely loving it.

    This year could see me spending quite a lot on comics by the looks of it!
  • Oh-Bollox 7 Jan 2013 02:12:15 5,094 posts
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    boo wrote:
    @Vortex808

    The Boys is well worth seeing through to the end...
    Seconded. It's really very good, and it goes somewhat beyond where you think it's headed.

    Buying Chew has turned into a bit of a hassle. Went seeking the Omnivore edition, which collects the first ten issues. WHSmith were the cheapest, ordered it, received an email the day after saying they couldn't source it.

    Fair enough, off I went, Book Depository the next cheapest, ordered it. Got an email from them the day after, dispatched. Later that same day, WHSmith email me to say my order has been dispatched. Both shops say it's too late for the order to be cancelled as the books have actually been sent but I can return them through the post.

    The WHSmith order turned up first, lovely edition, front and back covers a little crackly at the spine when they open at first, but overall a good hardcover with some extra art and story bits at the back. Well worth the money, except one of the pages has a quarter-length vertical tear through the middle. Damn it.

    The comic's good though! Not entirely sold on the art style.

    Edited by Oh-Bollox at 02:12:52 07-01-2013
  • captainrentboy 7 Jan 2013 11:14:09 840 posts
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    Hey guys, just a quick question. Is Superman Birthright worth a go? I'm not the biggest most hardcore comic book reader, I've read most of the supposed "Classics" and enjoyed a lot of them. The only reason I'm intrigued by Birthright is that Man Of Steel is supposedly loosely based on it.
    Thanks for any opinions.
  • Sarahshade 9 Jan 2013 22:54:13 139 posts
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    I'm currently waiting for my Batgirl graphic novel to arrive. I have heard nothing but good things about it.
    Hopefully it does not dissapoint!

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  • Trafford 9 Jan 2013 23:43:44 5,270 posts
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  • Trafford 9 Jan 2013 23:46:11 5,270 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    Trafford wrote:
    Reading and enjoying Elephantmen
    Trafford, thanks again for mentioning this. Just finished vol 1 and I'm absolutely loving it.

    This year could see me spending quite a lot on comics by the looks of it!
    Glad you enjoyed
    Lovely format as well. Nearly picked up vol 2 today in HB, but got a best of Victor annual from the bargain bin.
  • Vortex808 10 Jan 2013 09:34:01 6,564 posts
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    :)

    I have Vol 2-4 on order now. And read The Boys vol 2 last night. This could definitely be an expensive year in comics.

    I got an Alf Tupper annual for xmas from my folks since I used to read Victor and like running. Although I do eat a better diet than just fish & chips. I would secretly have preferred a proper Victor one- I used to love them. I will have a rake around the bargain bins next time I'm in town.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 09:34:24 10-01-2013
  • Oh-Bollox 11 Jan 2013 20:31:48 5,094 posts
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    Thinking of going on a Concrete-buying spree. It must be 15 years since I last read that comic. It can't be as good as I remember.
  • spamdangled 11 Jan 2013 20:37:40 27,197 posts
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    Has anyone read Saga? Been hearing lots of good stuff about it...

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  • nickthegun 11 Jan 2013 20:42:13 55,849 posts
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    I re-read it recently. It veers wildly between sublime to unbearably preachy (think like a mountain in particular).

    The art (especially the uninked, black and white stuff, the inking in the later comics aint great) is just amazing.

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  • Oh-Bollox 11 Jan 2013 21:24:00 5,094 posts
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    Going to try a couple of volumes, see how it goes. Cheers, nick.
  • Vortex808 12 Jan 2013 13:18:49 6,564 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Has anyone read Saga? Been hearing lots of good stuff about it...
    Just got vol 1 delivered yesterday. Along with vols 2-4 of elephantmen. And some of their war toys prequel stuff.

    Saga will be waiting a while to get read.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 13:18:56 12-01-2013
  • Oh-Bollox 15 Jan 2013 13:22:00 5,094 posts
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    After having bought the second Omnivore edition of Chew, I'm fully on board, even with the art. Pre-ordered the third.
  • Vortex808 10 May 2013 21:57:22 6,564 posts
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    I can't recall who recommended the Marshall Law deluxe edition hardcover book, but thanks for that.

    I've really been enjoying it since it was delivered.
  • Deleted user 21 May 2013 09:07:51
    Dont know if this will interest anyone but there is quite a bit of stuff on sale at Amazon for Kindle at the moment.

    Seems to be mainly Judge Dredd - I got the first 5 Judge Dredd case files for 1.89 each. Thought it seemed like a good deal.
  • localnotail 21 May 2013 10:22:05 23,093 posts
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    I've tried to read graphic novels / comics on my Kindle but it just doesn't work for me. Need to hold them in my hands and get a proper look at them.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Deleted user 21 May 2013 10:27:48
    I know what you mean - its not my preference.

    These are the first ones Ive tried on Kindle. They show you the whole page (which is too small to be readable) and then show you each pane individually.

    It works but I agree, not as good as printed page.

    Still Id wanted these for ages and they are 12 ish in print.
  • Trafford 21 May 2013 10:45:18 5,270 posts
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    Thought I'd give a shout out for Oliver East. Local author to me, draws urban comics with shades of Turner & Lowry.
  • boo 21 May 2013 15:13:25 11,604 posts
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    ...as long as it's not shades of Lowri Turner!

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  • Trafford 21 May 2013 17:34:02 5,270 posts
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    Heh, I had to google her.
    Reminds me of Raymond Briggs also.
  • Shikasama 21 May 2013 17:36:23 6,276 posts
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    I use my Nexus 7 almost exclusively as a comic reader these days...I think it's brilliant.

    I'd was in Waterstones in Lakeside the other weekend thinking I'd love to pick up some of the collections like Dark Avengers and Siege and stuff but because they tie in so many arsing titles I'd always feel like I was getting mugged off. It's why I don't subscribe.
  • Trafford 6 Jan 2014 22:06:56 5,270 posts
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    Just took delivery of The Great War by Joe Sacco. Not really a graphic novel, but a 24 foot panorama of the first day of the Battle of The Somme.
    It folds out like some sort of Bayeux Tapestry detailing the day.
    The first plate has Hague pacing around in the grounds of HQ, the rest is history. It comes in a nice slipcase with a booklet of annotations.
    Well worth a buy if you've an interest in in WW1.
  • localnotail 21 Jan 2014 21:35:02 23,093 posts
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    Alan Moore is not happy with us*.
    tldr?
    Alan Moore wrote: Screw you guys, I'm going home
    (*"Us" being anyone that isn't him)

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • nickthegun 21 Jan 2014 21:39:05 55,849 posts
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    Marvel are reprinting miracleman now the rights are cleared up and in the blurbs and extra info they just repeatedly refer to him as 'the original author'.

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  • Kanjin 21 Jan 2014 21:39:29 960 posts
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    Haaaaaa! I don't think it'll stick, he'll want people to read his stuff again soon enough.
  • localnotail 25 Jan 2014 14:01:10 23,093 posts
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    Chuck Palahniuk seeks artist for Fight Club sequel graphic novels.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Trafford 7 Apr 2014 16:21:35 5,270 posts
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    I've just finished Message to Adolf by Osamu Tezuka. 1200+ pages of historical drama translated from an 80s manga strip.
    Set in Germany and Japan in the lead up and during WW2. Massive story, but it rips along like TinTin on speed.
  • beastmaster 7 Apr 2014 16:51:55 10,176 posts
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    Someone recommended Brubaker's Daredevil, which I've just got hold of. Also got the deluxe hardback of Fatale. Oh, and Dredd: Underbelly which is the comic book sequel to the recent film.

    Now just got to find the time to read them.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • Raiftel 8 Apr 2014 11:38:46 163 posts
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    Someone mentioned upthread if SAGA is worth getting into and I'd say it's totally worth the investment. It, Hawkeye and Spectacular Foes of Spider-Man are some of the best comics being put out at the moment. SAGA is great, it's got a very particular style, but once you get into the rhythm of it there is nothing quite like it. Surprisingly sweet natured at times too, despite a generally cynical demeanor.
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