My TPB collection grows. |
Initiative Vol 2. - Slowly growing on me. With the setup volume out of the way, some fun stuff in here. The final standalone story of the geeky, chubby, slow and clutz of a doofus recruit who is invulnerable to all harm - but is sadly incapable of feeling any physical intimacy either - has been the best thing in the two volumes so far. His power is used as a great narrative device in lovely little ways (he cannot be punished because its impossible).
In the clusterfuck that is American superhero comics, the story of a boy who has one of the most valuable powers there is but is not really meant to be a "hero" was really good. It was refreshing. The last two pages are special and the ending panel was just right. And making Taskmaster the drill instructor for the whole volume was a stroke of genius. All the best moments involved him.
And oh, the issue where Marvel explain how MVP is the "optimum" human and how it was achieved is so ludicrous that I didn't know whether to take it as it was or just feel insulted.
New Avengers: Breakout - I never really read much Avengers post Disassembled and pre Civil War so this gave me a chance. How the "new" Avengers assembled. Good fun and the writers and artists had a LOT of fun teasing readers with Jessica Drew and what is quite frankly, the hottest costume in comicdom.
Avengers vs. X-Men: Limited Edition Hardcover Collection - I got lucky as a local store had the damn thing there on a shelf, wrapped! O_o Its expensive as fuck (Roughly 70 quid converted from Rupees to Pounds) but the entire saga in one place and that I rarely get things like this meant it was an impulse boy.
The actual story arc is complete and utter stupidity. Typical big event slug-o-fest which embodies the worst and best of American superhero stuff. But its so fucking well drawn and hell...its just fun watching the A list superhero cast beat the ever living shit out of each other nonstop. Thor can take a pounding like no one else. All in all, worth the purchase I think.
Edited by khaz at 07:12:10 02-12-2013
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Watchmen Deluxe Kindle only 2.84 (448 pages)
Edit: and other iconic ones going for less than 4 quid - TKDR, Killing Joke, Judge Dredd Case Files 1+2, From Hell, V for Vendetta, Batman Year One...
Edited by w00t at 17:06:51 27-12-2013
GuiltySpark 6,259 posts
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So I stopped reading comics around about the time marvel NOW! hit because I really disliked the way the X-Men were served up to the Altar of The Avengers.
Quite fancied having a look out of it so my mate leant me his Guardians of the Galaxy stuff. Cosmic Marvel is my favourite Marvel so I was really intrigued about what they had done since the epic, epic Annihilation/Conquest/Thanos Imperative stuff.
Turns out they've done...no fucking idea what they've done. Well actually I do, they've warped the whole thing to try and hammer it into a film fitting shape for the 2014 movie. Star Lord is now blonde, and a prince of some alien empire that apparantly rules the galaxy and I've never heard of before now.
Rocket Racoon has turned into a Deadpool esque twat with his 'Blam I just murdered you'.
Drax has deformed into a melon headed dumb cunt because he's being played by a melon headed dumb cunt.
Gamora has covered hersefl up (not something I object to too much, shame we don't get to see Zoe Saldana in that costume though) and is apparently just there to flip around and not do much.
TONY FUCKING STARK is there. because...because...why? The running joke is that his awesome tech is hopelessly low class compared to the most basic stuff being used in the galaxy but of course, that doesn't matter when it's time for him to single handedly take out alien warships.
If this is what the rest of Marvel NOW! is like I don't think I'll bother.
Found some more cheap Kindle comics today.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century, parts I, II and III for a total of £4.53.
Also lots of first volumes of series are cheap (Fables, Chew, Walking Dead, Invincible, Suicide Squad, Saga, etc).
Can you read them on the PC app? I bought one a little while ago that could only be read on a kindle device but I have an old keyboard e-ink kindle not one of them fancy tablet computer majiggers, so it's unreadable.
Portable view - Never forget.
nickthegun 54,552 posts
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Im a bit of gaylord for AM but I wasnt all that fussed with century.
He totally called it
w00t wrote:Ah fair enough, I've had another look and it does tell you in the 'deliver to' section what you can and can't view that content on.
Century's not the best, but at that price...
@Mr-Brett - I am unsure, I use the Kindle app on iPad to read these.
I've never been that fussed about tablets but I bet they're pretty decent for comics.
Portable view - Never forget.
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Gonna reserve judgement till I see the first trailers.
Please don't screw it up.
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Just watched a half hour programme about Frank Quitely on the beeb. It was called 'What do artists do all day'.
I quite(ly) enjoyed it. I've really loved the style of his drawing since picking up a few 'Electric Soup' copies years and years ago.
I assume it'll be on iplayer if anyone is interested in it.