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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby heavymetal_dante » Wed May 23, 2012 1:35 pm

Brian K Vaughn is quickly becoming my third favorite writer.

I'm currently reading Saga, which he's putting on monthly on Image, and also Ex Machina, which is about an ex-vigilante who become the Mayor of New York.

I'm also about to finish Y: The Last Man once I order the last two volumes, and I finished reading Runaways vol 1&2 which were really good.

He also did two of my favorite arcs in Ultimate X-men and he co-wrote some of the best episodes of Lost

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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby Sara » Wed May 23, 2012 2:06 pm

I dont know anything about comic writers or traditional comics. I just started reading normal ones a few months ago. I haven't read vol. 4 of AVX but its sitting on the coffee table....
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby heavymetal_dante » Wed May 23, 2012 4:53 pm

I didn't know much about comic books in general until last year, but I've made up for lost time. Comics are a fun medium to get into.
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby Izzyman » Thu May 24, 2012 12:29 pm

The greatest medium to get into!
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby R-Raw » Sat May 26, 2012 5:31 pm

just read The Strange Talent of Luther Strode. woah man. it was crazy
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby Noj Strebor » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:26 pm

Why is no one on here talking about Sandman, Preacher or Fables? These are some of the best comics/graphic novels that I've ever read.
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby vertebrae » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:49 pm

comic books have never interested me, and i don't really like that. when i saw Remission and thought it looked pretty cool, so i ordered it hoping it would awaken in me an intense love for graphic novels, comics, and the likes. i visually absorbed all the panels on the pages, set the book down, and came to the incredible realization that... i still don't care for them.

not any hate or particular reason, comics just don't interest me.
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby heavymetal_dante » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:15 pm

Maybe it wasn't really that great

Noj Strebor wrote:Why is no one on here talking about Sandman, Preacher or Fables? These are some of the best comics/graphic novels that I've ever read.


Sandman especially is one of those series that never gets talked about, but only because every conversation is usually like this

"So...Sandman is pretty great"
"Yup"
"Not a lot to really complain about or anything"
"Nope"
"Remember that one part?"
"Yeah that was great"
"Yup"
"......"
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby icantsavemyself » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:26 pm

I love comics so dang much but I have no idea where to start. My friend is letting me use his Marvel online subscription and I'm reading through Ultimate Spiderman and I plan on reading others but I hate playing catch up. I'm also reading through Jonah Hex but it's really hit and miss and I'm just going through the graphic novels, not the single issues.
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby heavymetal_dante » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:24 am

Ultimate Spiderman is pretty much the best thing Marvel has put out in the last decade.

By like, a large margin
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby HunterBrown » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:23 pm

I just like Watchmen a lot.
I also read this one called Jar Fools recently, it was really good.
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby icantsavemyself » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:34 pm

heavymetal_dante wrote:Ultimate Spiderman is pretty much the best thing Marvel has put out in the last decade.

By like, a large margin


Yeah, I've been really impressed with it. I used to really dislike Spidey but I'm really digging it now. I want to eventually read through Thunderbolts but I don't know of anyone who's read or kept up with that storyline.
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby R-Raw » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:04 pm

I read this little series recently called The Strange Talent of Luther Strode. It's ultra-violent but a super fun read. I highly recommend it.
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby manicgeodude » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:12 am

I read a Thunderbolts/Deadpool crossover and thaaat was pretty good
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby icantsavemyself » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:32 pm

I think after I finish Spiderman here in a week or so I'm going after the Thunderbolts and Ghost Rider.
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby Austinator » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:59 am

While I have never been big into comics (I don't have them stacked up in boxes or a whole bookshelf of graphic novels) I have found them to be a fun/different medium of art that (if done right) can convey different emotions/details you wouldn't notice in a book or movie. I am in the middle of reading BONE right now (initially found it through Josh Dies' blog) but the library near my house has the ones I need checked out.

Here's a list of Comics/Graphic Novels I've enjoyed recently.

Watchmen

[Batman Comics]
The Long Halloween
Hush
The Killing Joke
The Dark Knight Returns
Year One

The Walking Dead (LONG B&W zombie series with great writing; there's even a live action TV show based on it!)

[Comics by Doug Tennapel; he's a conservative Christian, but sometimes his content pushes the limit of "acceptable," kind of like Showbread]
Ghostopolis
Tommysaurus Rex
Creature Tech
Bad Island
Ratfist (originally online, preview first 50 pages online at ratfist.com)

I'm currently reading the following online comics:

reMIND
Bearmageddon
Axe Cop
Dr. McNinja
Modest Medusa
NNewts (by Doug Tennapel; just started last month w/ 1 page released weekly, so it'll be easy to catch up if you're interested)
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby heavymetal_dante » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:35 pm

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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby Garrett » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:59 pm

Currently reading:
Sweet Tooth
Saga
Deadpool

Catching up on:
Morning Glories
Thief of Thieves

Just started:
DMZ
V for Vendetta
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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby heavymetal_dante » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:40 am

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Re: comics, graphic novels, and the like

Postby TAysOn » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:41 pm

A friend of mine recently lent me the Ultimate Spider-man trade paperbacks he has. I've been reading through those. They're pretty cool. I don't read much Marvel, but it's pretty darn good.

Has anyone read the Batman Earth One graphic novel that came out this summer? Or the Superman Earth One (vol. 1) that came out a few years ago? They look pretty interesting...
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