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  • Deleted user 26 June 2014 01:40:46
    Mash up of Simpsons and Akira. Drawn by a collective of artists thats free to read here

    Bartkira
  • arsenalherd 26 Jun 2014 07:00:47 122 posts
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    Anyone collecting Marvel Epics, they are cool and collecting runs of major series without the price tag of masterworks
  • CosmicFuzz 26 Jun 2014 07:08:48 25,601 posts
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    If anyone's not reading Sex Criminals, change that now.

    Come listen to us discuss the Playstation Experience in Episode 11 of Open Source. zoolophage writes in!

  • LockeTribal 27 Jun 2014 13:08:32 4,539 posts
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    Listen to CosmicFuzz, for once he knows what he's talking about. Sex Criminals is fantastic and the first TPB collecting the first 5 issues is out now and well worth it.

    I'd also recommend you run out and but Black Science by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera. Excellent first few issues of that too.
  • CosmicFuzz 27 Jun 2014 13:14:32 25,601 posts
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    @LockeTribal oi! Cheeky!

    Come listen to us discuss the Playstation Experience in Episode 11 of Open Source. zoolophage writes in!

  • opalw00t 27 Jun 2014 13:39:40 11,286 posts
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    Just picked up the first trade of Rat Queens - it is brilliant!

    Brutal and funny tale of a band of four rude and raunchy female adventurers in a sort of D&D setting. The artwork is excellent too, which is a bonus - really recommend it. Apparently also being developed into an animated series.

    Preview of the first issue here.

    not a force for good

  • HelloNo 27 Jun 2014 14:01:39 1,270 posts
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    Bit late but thanks for the Thor recommendations.

    I liked the look of Rat Queens, another one for the pile!
  • Mr-Brett 6 Aug 2014 21:20:06 12,888 posts
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    I dint think I've heard of any of the stuff in the Boom Studios comic bundle on humble right now. Anyone familiar with them, recommendations?

    https://www.humblebundle.com/books?utm_source=Humble+Bundle+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6b16892b74-Humble_BOOM_Bundle&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_990b1b6399-6b16892b74-96121305

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  • Vortex808 6 Aug 2014 21:26:25 7,580 posts
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    Seeing the thread bumped reminds me to I gave the Rat Queens a go and will certainly get the next one to see how it develops.

    Not sure I've completely taken to it.

    I need to check if The Elephantmen vol 6 is out yet.

    Quite enjoying Saga and Drowntown too.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 21:26:47 06-08-2014
  • LockeTribal 6 Aug 2014 22:32:23 4,539 posts
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    Six Gun Gorilla is well worth your time and money. I really enjoyed it.

    I think The Woods has been getting good word of mouth too.
  • Mr-Brett 8 Aug 2014 16:57:02 12,888 posts
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    Ok thanks, I might check out the bundle then.

    I still haven't started reading The Walking Dead ones from the last bundle, I've pretty much just been reading Invincible.

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  • Deleted user 11 August 2014 12:30:40
    Has anyone read Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. One of my favourites can be found here.

    Out Of Skin

    Thinking about picking up seconds by Bryan Lee O Malley as well.
  • Mr-Brett 15 Aug 2014 17:58:11 12,888 posts
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    Anyone got recommendations for comic readers on android? I've tried comic rack and perfect viewer but for some reason they can't read my epubs. Kobo does the job but it's not ideal because it copies the comic to the local phone storage and ideally I'd like to just read then from the sd.

    Edit: it seems that nothing but Kobo likes epubs so I'll have to redownload everything, sigh. At least the humble app handles books and stuff now too.

    Edited by Mr-Brett at 21:31:53 15-08-2014

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  • caligari 4 Oct 2014 11:38:24 17,193 posts
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    The latest Humble Comic Bundle looks rather good - I'm trying to work out if it's worth the full $15 dollars for the Scott Pilgrim stuff (already read most of the smaller paperbacks).

    Edited by caligari at 11:38:52 04-10-2014
  • rtk79 5 Oct 2014 18:20:50 496 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    The latest Humble Comic Bundle looks rather good - I'm trying to work out if it's worth the full $15 dollars for the Scott Pilgrim stuff (already read most of the smaller paperbacks).
    I don't know about Scott Pilgrim, but Greg Rucka's modern-day homage to Chandler, Stumptown, is pretty good. If they add his spy book, Queen & Country, later on, be sure to jump on it.
  • SuperBas 5 Oct 2014 19:23:26 1,493 posts
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    Guys, any good recommendations for short Marvel stories? I keep reading DC stuff because they seem to have a lot of comics that can be read on their own, like Red Son, All-Star Superman, and various short Batman stories. The strength of these comics is that you don't need to bother with whatever messed up continuity is going on right now in the DC universe. Kingdom Come, Superman Birthright, Gotham by Gaslight, there's a lot of crazy DC stuff that's not even remotely canon, but very good to read.

    Marvel seems to be only releasing comics of the never-ending variety, ie Amazing Spider-Man issue 86512 instead of "What if Spider-Man was Russian?". Don't they do continuity-free short comics? I've already read the Marvel Zombies series, that was great stuff.

    Edited by SuperBas at 19:34:14 05-10-2014
  • rtk79 5 Oct 2014 20:10:31 496 posts
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    SuperBas wrote:
    Guys, any good recommendations for short Marvel stories? I keep reading DC stuff because they seem to have a lot of comics that can be read on their own, like Red Son, All-Star Superman, and various short Batman stories. The strength of these comics is that you don't need to bother with whatever messed up continuity is going on right now in the DC universe. Kingdom Come, Superman Birthright, Gotham by Gaslight, there's a lot of crazy DC stuff that's not even remotely canon, but very good to read.

    Marvel seems to be only releasing comics of the never-ending variety, ie Amazing Spider-Man issue 86512 instead of "What if Spider-Man was Russian?". Don't they do continuity-free short comics? I've already read the Marvel Zombies series, that was great stuff.
    This is exactly what you're looking for:
    Thor the Mighty Avenger
    Out of continuity work that gets right at the essence of the character in a light-hearted way. Not quite as mind-blowing as All-Star Superman (but then what is?), yet a great read in its own right. Great art as well.
    I've linked to single issue to allow for quick samples, but collections exist.
    Here for instance

    Edited by rtk79 at 20:13:47 05-10-2014

    Edited by rtk79 at 20:14:03 05-10-2014
  • SuperBas 5 Oct 2014 20:21:46 1,493 posts
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    Thanks, I'm getting the Thor one now. Looks like it'll make good reading!
  • opalw00t 11 Nov 2014 16:15:53 11,286 posts
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    Cheap comics on Amazon for Kindle - under a quid

    Suicide Squad is pretty good.

    not a force for good

  • caligari 11 Nov 2014 16:45:09 17,193 posts
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    Absolutely loving Locke & Key at the moment - the best graphic novels that I've read for a good few months. Still can't get enough of Joe Sacco's work - devoured Gorazde in a few nights and now reading his second Gaza book.
  • CosmicFuzz 11 Nov 2014 17:05:34 25,601 posts
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    Locke and Key is amazing!

    Come listen to us discuss the Playstation Experience in Episode 11 of Open Source. zoolophage writes in!

  • CosmicFuzz 11 Nov 2014 17:08:13 25,601 posts
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    @opalw00t cheers dude, grabbed volume 1 of Suicide Squad. One I've been meaning to try for ages.

    Come listen to us discuss the Playstation Experience in Episode 11 of Open Source. zoolophage writes in!

  • damagedinc 11 Nov 2014 18:06:46 956 posts
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    Anyone interested in the following

    Saga TPB vol one collecting issues #1-#7

    Then individual issues #7-#24 all bagged with backboards in mint condition.

    Its a fantastic comic and value is rising on ebay.
  • caligari 11 Nov 2014 22:11:03 17,193 posts
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    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    Locke and Key is amazing!
    Indeed it is. Desperately trying to get hold of volume 3 and onwards from my library but it looks as though everyone is going Joe Hill crazy at the mo and reserving all of his stuff.

    F*ck you, Daniel Radcliffe.
  • Derblington 12 Nov 2014 13:26:25 22,272 posts
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    A request for assistance:

    A friend of mine is asking for some good comics for a 10 year old boy that likes the Iron Man films. I'm thinking about stating the obvious and suggesting some Iron Man, but I wondered if anyone had any suggestions for anything more expansive?
    Bear in mind the age, so keep away from adult themed stuff.

    Edited by Derblington at 13:28:12 12-11-2014
  • nickthegun 12 Nov 2014 13:37:57 61,281 posts
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    The big fat 'essential [character]' books are always a good place to start.

    Phone book sized compendiums of classic old stories.

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    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • LockeTribal 4 Dec 2014 19:24:13 4,539 posts
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    Hey folks, can I interest any of you in a digital download code for All-New X-Factor 1 from Peter David and Carmine Di Giandomenico? Could be a decent taster if anyone was unsure about the series.

    Send me a wee PM if you are.
  • caligari 4 Dec 2014 19:47:39 17,193 posts
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    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    Locke and Key is amazing!
    WORD!

    Gutted to have just finished it.

    Any recommendations for similar books?
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