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  • khaz 2 Dec 2013 07:09:45 2,786 posts
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    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
  • w00t 27 Dec 2013 17:04:33 11,120 posts
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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

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  • GuiltySpark 27 Dec 2013 17:37:53 6,387 posts
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    I got this for Christmas, well chuffed.

    Get bent.

  • Shikasama 13 Jan 2014 20:36:31 6,835 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.
  • w00t 30 Jan 2014 14:44:39 11,120 posts
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    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).

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  • Mr-Brett 30 Jan 2014 14:50:28 12,799 posts
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    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.

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  • nickthegun 30 Jan 2014 14:51:05 59,937 posts
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    Im a bit of gaylord for AM but I wasnt all that fussed with century.

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  • w00t 30 Jan 2014 15:45:05 11,120 posts
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    Century's not the best, but at that price...

    @Mr-Brett - I am unsure, I use the Kindle app on iPad to read these.

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  • Mr-Brett 30 Jan 2014 15:48:12 12,799 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    Century's not the best, but at that price...

    @Mr-Brett - I am unsure, I use the Kindle app on iPad to read these.
    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.

    I've never been that fussed about tablets but I bet they're pretty decent for comics.

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  • w00t 30 Jan 2014 16:13:29 11,120 posts
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    They are indeed. Cheaper, too.

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  • Whizzo 7 Feb 2014 10:31:10 43,124 posts
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    I really can't see AMC pulling this off without compromising on it so much, Preacher the TV show.

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  • khaz 7 Feb 2014 10:34:52 2,786 posts
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    Gonna reserve judgement till I see the first trailers.

    Please don't screw it up. :(
  • Vortex808 4 Mar 2014 22:36:23 7,148 posts
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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.
  • Vortex808 18 Mar 2014 11:05:12 7,148 posts
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    Just a brief heads up that the programme I mentioned above appears to be on BBC4 tonight I think and available on iplayer in case anyone is interested. It was mentioned on the beeb website here

    I liked the insight it gave into how comic book artists work.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 11:05:34 18-03-2014
  • caligari 18 Mar 2014 11:22:02 17,057 posts
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    I'm still working my way through my library's generous catalogue of graphic novels.

    I'm currently having fun with the very sweet 'Bottomless Belly Button':



    Also worked through a few Lemire books - Sweet Tooth, Essex County - s'okay, but these were all trumped by the bizarrely beautiful 'Underwater Welder':

  • Reallysorry 28 Mar 2014 09:28:04 283 posts
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    Thinning out a fairly hefty Graphic Novel collection out if any of you guys are interested. Mainly DC/Marvel stuff with some vertigo and Darkhorse thrown in. If anyone's interested in a list PM me and I'll send it over.

    Cheers
  • khaz 28 Mar 2014 09:29:22 2,786 posts
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    If I wasn't all the way in India I would.

    :(
  • Reallysorry 28 Mar 2014 18:49:51 283 posts
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    That is a fair distance postage is terrible just in england let alone international :/
  • Kanjin 15 Apr 2014 14:12:46 1,113 posts
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    Just caught up with the Lazarus series by Greg Rucka, excellent art and the main character's rather good.
  • Ged42 2 May 2014 14:08:43 7,732 posts
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    At the British Library in London they've got an exhibition on comics from today till 19th August. There is also various talks and events as well, though the Neil Gaiman/Tori Amos one has already sold out.

    Edited by Ged42 at 14:09:44 02-05-2014
  • greg_wha 2 May 2014 21:31:31 192 posts
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    Any The Walking Dead readers here guys (stupid question)? Just wondering if you could help me out with a quick question.

    I've got the first 2 compendiums. 2 finishes at issue #96. Where do I go from there when I finish reading 2? Is the next compendium due anytime soon? Do I need to buy each issue separately of do they release volumes?

    Cheers.
  • dirtysteve 2 May 2014 21:55:36 545 posts
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    @greg_wha I'd just stop there. The post -100's are fairly poor.
  • Reallysorry 2 May 2014 22:03:27 283 posts
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    @greg_wha Well you've kind of just finished novel 16 of the TPB's so you'll either need 17 next or you will need to wait maybe a year before compendium 3 is out.

    Now your caught up I'd start getting the collected novels as they are out every few month's and it's up to novel 20 for you to catch up to OR just pack it in like I did, I was sick of them depressing the shit out of me every few months when every fucker dies I'm no further than you though so your probably aware of this already.
  • Reallysorry 2 May 2014 22:06:01 283 posts
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    @dirtysteve Got that way from the 12th novel onward I found. Should of just stuck to 10 but then the TV show came and now they are milking it for all it's worth.

    I'm told some of the characters who were created for the show are now appearing in the novels which is a bit mental.
  • dirtysteve 2 May 2014 22:44:00 545 posts
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    Someone on another forum wrote that Kirkman1 had some good characters, but didn't know what to do with them.

    The new guys bad guy:Negan, other guy Ezekiel are terrible though.

    What really annoyed me was reading the letter page on a recent issue, and, I think it was Kirkman! himself responding, and he had a really snotty attitude towards the fans.

    It's a mistake to think you can ever dump on the fans.
  • LockeTribal 3 May 2014 11:03:05 4,515 posts
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    Just a reminder that today is Free Comic Book Day, so if you get yourself down to your local comic store there's a chance you could pick up some free comics.
  • heavy_salad 15 May 2014 15:47:48 723 posts
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    Reallysorry wrote:
    I'm told some of the characters who were created for the show are now appearing in the novels which is a bit mental.
    I'm pretty sure that's not happened. I can't think of any TV characters who have shown up in the comics. There was rumours of putting Daryl into the comic, but that hasn't happened.
  • Kanjin 16 Jun 2014 15:44:14 1,113 posts
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    Where's a good place to start with the Thor comics?
  • nickthegun 16 Jun 2014 16:49:04 59,937 posts
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    The new (ish) Thor: God of Thunder run is as good a place as any, I would think. I didnt used to be a big fan, but the god butcher run and the one ofter that are really good. The god butcher storyline in particular is great and the art is absolutely jaw dropping.

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  • Singularity 16 Jun 2014 18:18:17 2,445 posts
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    Yep, God of Thunder is great. Also, EG's own Keiron Gillen's run on Mighty Thor was right up there.
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