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  • nickthegun 15 Nov 2012 16:23:03 58,882 posts
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    It then carried on with an arc that took the idea of what if Thor and Hercules really were on earth to its logical conclusion and then those shitty alien things invaded and it stopped.

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  • Trafford 15 Nov 2012 16:23:43 5,639 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    While this is bumped, I re-read kingdom come after morriss mentioned it



    Obviously, the artwork is second to none, but I really wish I hadnít dug it out again.
    I just don't like it, it's almost creepy.
  • kalel 15 Nov 2012 16:24:45 86,417 posts
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    I can't remember. I didn't like any of series 3 really.
  • nickthegun 15 Nov 2012 16:29:35 58,882 posts
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    I just merged that storyline with the one in top ten where they investigate the murder of a god who is resurrected every morning, but it does continue past that with a god storyline.

    Since I mention it, If you are looking for reading recommendations morris, Top Ten is excellent.

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  • morriss 15 Nov 2012 16:32:00 70,911 posts
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    Top ten - gotcha.
  • khaz 15 Nov 2012 16:35:33 2,732 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    So, All New X-Men #1...

    Scott's gone a little strange. And the last panel cracks me up.
    Yeah. I'm done with x-men. Same bullshit again and again.

    Morrison and Whedon, you are sorely missed.
  • kalel 15 Nov 2012 16:37:31 86,417 posts
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    Top Ten is like a more serious version of Powers in some ways. Very good yes (as is pretty much everything else by Moore). If you're downloading then of course Miracleman has to be done.

    I love Ex Machina while it lasted as well. Great stuff.
  • morriss 15 Nov 2012 18:13:06 70,911 posts
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    Forgot about Miracleman. Blagged an iPad from work. It's the perfect CBR.
  • khaz 18 Nov 2012 07:25:39 2,732 posts
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    So, re-reading Whedon's Astonishing X-Men from the start.

    Issue 1:

    Scott: "But the perception is that we're freaks, or worse. That we're Magnetos waiting to happen."

    Scary.
  • morriss 18 Nov 2012 09:31:36 70,911 posts
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    Alan Moore is making a short film: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/11/15/full-trailer-for-alan-moore-and-mitch-jenkins-short-film-jimmys-end/
  • Kostabi 18 Nov 2012 10:35:02 4,878 posts
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    I really wish DC would match Marvel when it comes to omnibus releases. Buying multiple years worth of comics in one book is a really satisfying way to read runs, plus they look great on a shelf.
  • GrandpaUlrira 18 Nov 2012 11:42:09 3,753 posts
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    So here's a funny thing: ever since I bought my iPad I've read more comics than ever before. The Comixology sales are dangerous.

    But... I do find I have tended only towards only reading comics from the big two, which is not unexpected as when I was younger I used to read a lot of Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and Batman. Now in the case of Fantastic Four, that was fine as it was in something of a Hickman golden age, but I do feel like I'm missing out generally.

    What series would people recommend that isn't from the usual two, with a visual style that's easy on the eye? I don't really tend to like 'dark' comics, so something like Walking Dead isn't really for me. I've heard Fables is good; any fans?
  • Kostabi 18 Nov 2012 12:12:45 4,878 posts
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    I loved Fables when it came out, although I stopped after the first 50 or so issues. It's more story driven instead of action but it does create a fun world with decent characters.

    If it fits with your tastes then the Dark Horse Conan series is a decent read. Proper pulpy adventure stuff.
  • Derblington 18 Nov 2012 12:25:45 21,332 posts
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    Invincible!

    It's basically "Peter Parker: Superman" but far better than that sounds. It's a gory book; lots of blood and gore in the combat stuff, but it's got some cool stories too.

    Edited by Derblington at 12:28:01 18-11-2012
  • kalel 18 Nov 2012 12:28:23 86,417 posts
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    Fables was awesome up to the end of the original massive arc. Never really got into it since then. That still gives you a good 100 issues or something to read though.

    Never really got Invincible.
  • nickthegun 18 Nov 2012 13:12:33 58,882 posts
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    Invincible is incredibly hit and miss. Some of the earlier arcs are pretty good but the most recent stuff is just phoned in, presumably because of kirkmans walking dead commitments.

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  • GrandpaUlrira 18 Nov 2012 18:22:56 3,753 posts
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    Turns out that at some point I downloaded the first issues of both Invincible and Fables for free, so I might give them both a read, and see which one takes my fancy.

    Has anyone tried The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman?
  • nickthegun 18 Nov 2012 18:46:53 58,882 posts
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    Yeah, it's not very good. On paper it should be great but it's a bit self indulgent and, most disappointingly, boring.

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  • GrandpaUlrira 18 Nov 2012 19:26:24 3,753 posts
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    That's a shame. The premise seemed pretty interesting, although I have to admit that I was a little put off by the art style anyway.
  • nickthegun 18 Nov 2012 19:36:02 58,882 posts
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    It seems to have reviewed well, so you may enjoy it, but I just didn't get on with it.

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  • Vortex808 21 Nov 2012 16:43:27 6,975 posts
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    \o/ Huzzah! The Walking Dead Vol 17 is on it's way!
  • khaz 28 Nov 2012 14:26:45 2,732 posts
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    Not sure how many manga readers in this thread but I can't recommend One Piece enough. One of the greatest super hero series of all time. And it is totally unafraid to take bold steps forward and yet retain that feeling you can only get with super heroes. It's brilliant, funny, long, deep, bold and I wish the whole world would read it.

    Yes it's also utterly japanese at times but get past that and it's utterly brilliant.

    Edited by khaz at 14:30:46 28-11-2012
  • kalel 28 Nov 2012 14:31:57 86,417 posts
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    There used to be a manga thread for the likes of you people.
  • nickthegun 28 Nov 2012 14:40:04 58,882 posts
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    One of my weeaboo friends used to try and get me into one piece. Anecdotes about how it takes 2 years and 100 chapters to cross an ocean dont really set my world on fire.

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  • khaz 28 Nov 2012 14:43:52 2,732 posts
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    Its still going but One Piece combines the best of western comics and manga and then mashes them up to become something bigger and better. It's just an outstanding piece of work.

    I've just been feeling very disillusioned with western superhero stuff over the last few year or two and One Piece just re-affirms again and again why I fell in love with superhero comcs in the first place.
  • khaz 28 Nov 2012 14:44:40 2,732 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    One of my weeaboo friends used to try and get me into one piece. Anecdotes about how it takes 2 years and 100 chapters to cross an ocean dont really set my world on fire.
    As opposed to retconning the universe every six months?
  • nickthegun 28 Nov 2012 15:04:14 58,882 posts
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    I dont actually read enough superhero stuff at the moment to bother me. The only ones i read regularly are the ultimate line and they almost bloody mindedly dont retcon, having destroyed most of europe and good portions of asia and NYC.

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  • khaz 28 Nov 2012 15:19:21 2,732 posts
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    Wait, the Ultimate universe is still going?
  • nickthegun 28 Nov 2012 15:21:56 58,882 posts
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    Yah and its rly gud.

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  • Deleted user 28 November 2012 15:27:50
    I hated the Ultimate line because of the atrocious 'Ultimatum' storyline. I do still read Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Unfortunately though, it's tying in with a Ultimates storyline where Captain America is acting President of the United States.
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