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  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,786 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Alright, time to light the pyres and start the fires - let's do this!

    Irredeemable vol. 1 - Truthfully I wanted to like this one more than I actually did. Maybe it was overhyped for me. It was definitely a solid story, but there was just something missing for me. Maybe it's because the trade only collected four issues. I thought the superheroes other than the Plutonian were kind of dumb on a design level. I didn't feel there were enough answers or insight to really get me to care about anything yet. I did like the tone of the whole proceedings, and I'm interested enough to give the next volume a try.

    X-Factor: Happenings in Vegas - Didn't love this one, making two somewhat lackluster x-factor trades in a row (although lackluster PAD is better than most on their game). I still don't like that this series was re-numbered back to the old numbers. I want more Layla and Madrox, less distracting plot. This is also another really short trade.

    The Punisher: In the Blood - This is the mini that wrapped up Rick Remender's run. I had actually only read the wonderful Franken-Castle OHC of his, so I was a little lost going into this and it picks up from stuff that happened prior to Franken-Castle. This was a solid but not spectacular read with a nice little ending that made me smile. Overall I felt the tone and characterization of the Punisher was too close to Ennis' max version.

    Green Lantern Corps: Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns - Another fun GLC book. The stuff with Boodika was poignant and creepy. I could use more drama with Guy Gardner.

    Batman and Robin vol. 3: Batman Must Die - This was excellent, incredible, any adjective you want to use. The tapestry is finally woven together in satsifying form. The end announcing INC. was a great moment and has me really excited for the future...although after this I was like wtf is DC going to do with Batman in DCnU as I would hate to see this all wiped away.

    X-Force: Cable and the New Mutants, A Force to be Reckoned With, and Under the Gun - The Rob Liefeld trifecta! Apart from the contents, these are great packages, basically X-Force masterworks. I read most of the material in these 3 volumes when they were originally released, and they have actually held up pretty well, maybe moreso as I appreciate them in a different way. And you know what? I really enjoy the artwork in these books. There are several issues in the third volume that Rob doesn't pencil, and the quality is like night and day. These are fast paced, enjoyable stories, full of enormous, laughable plot holes. Also, how lame was Kane? That was a Weapon X? "Hey look guys, I've got a detachable hand!"

    Brightest Day vol. 1 - This was a mixed bag but overall enjoyed it.

    Probably the best thing I read last month was the first four volumes of R.E.B.E.L.S. What a great series with great art too. So crappy it got cancelled.
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    I applaud you for being man enough to be honest about your Rob Liefeld love.
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  • THE_KZATHE_KZA ayy lmao Joined: Posts: 961
    this came in the mail today. I kinda regret not purchasing it at San Diego last month and having Walt sign it but getting it for this price is a steal since other sites are selling it 120+

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  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    TFAW is having their Nick and Dent sale this month! 60% off! I already ordered a hundred bucks' worth of comics.

    And Top Shelf is having their crazy sale, too. A bunch of comics now priced at $3 and $1! Other comics are 25%-50% off. There's some great stuff in there. The Barefoot Serpent, one of my all-time favorite comics is only 3 bucks. From Hell HC is half off. There's some other Alan Moore stuff and other stuff from creators like Jeffrey Brown, and books like Owly, The Surrogates, and SuperF*ckers on sale.

    http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/special-deals
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  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,786 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I haven't been reading as much as I want to these past few months for a variety of reasons, but I did just finish the first four volumes of Hickman's Secret Warriors. This was my first Hickman comic and I thought it was okay. Maybe because I didn't really care about any of the characters, and so the plots fell kinda flat. I still don't understand how Fury and Dum Dum and those guys are still alive...did they take super soldier serum at some point or something?
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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    Long story short, the Infinity Formula slows down Fury's and Dugan's aging.

    And Baron Strucker has an off-brand version of it, plus his Claw. You are clear for landing now Gorath.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    I thought the reason Dugan didn't age was because of his sexy 'stache.
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  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Just for the record, I happened to post a bunch of short reviews on TPBs and HCs I've read lately.

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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    Just for the record, I happened to post a bunch of short reviews on TPBs and HCs I've read lately.

    http://madnessvest.blogspot.com

    The rare times I see you know is to just push dat blog.

    :( I miss you.
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  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I haven't been following the new releases of Marvel too much, and especially DC. After I fell behind a bit on certain books, I learned I could live without them and now my buying habits are almost fully predicated on how much money I can save off the cover price by finding a sweet deal somewhere. (Or I just go to the library.)

    I still read the stuff you guys post in the DC and the Marvel threads, but I've usually got nothing positive to contribute. It seems so pointless to piss on everyone's parade because it sounds like you guys are enjoying yourselves for the most part. Some of the current ongoings are things I'd be interested in reading sometime down the line, but it's just not a priority for me to go to the store every Wednesday anymore. All the needless reboots and revamps and creative team changes and event-driven plotlines and so forth... After years of being a dedicated Wednesday buyer/reader, I can't do it any longer. They broke me, bub.

    They broke me.
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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    I can tell, well know you always have a place here Zephy if and when you decide to return.
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  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,786 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    havent bought any books in months, all my stuff is still in storage, hopefully will get them out by the end of the month. I've been keeping a list of all the books I need to buy. Hopefully the marvel omnibuses I want won't go out of print by the time I'm able to buy them. I need AoV Crossovers, Evolutionary War, X-Men by Claremont & Lee, and Wolverine by Aaron.

    my friend only buys non-super hero comics so I have been perusing his stacks recently and have found some stuff to pick up later in trades. Jennifer Blood is good, and Lapham's Caligula is pretty awesome.
  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG

    What is this spam... This has nothing to do with collected editions. I'm going to report you to the forum moderator.
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    What is this spam... This has nothing to do with collected editions. I'm going to report you to the forum moderator.

    And you reported me to me! :rofl:
  • Pained AuronPained Auron teh cock of justice Joined: Posts: 2,098
    read all 13 100 bullets trades not too long ago. wow. this is one of the best series i have ever read. seriously. if you guys have not read it, go and do it now.
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  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    And you reported me to me! :rofl:

    Reportception.
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  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    TFAW is having a 60%-80% off sale this month. Mostly TPBs and HCs, but also single issues and other collectibles. Check it out.

    http://www.tfaw.com/promos/black-days/
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  • Exodus.Exodus. Joined: Posts: 7,016
    Hey guys I'm gonna start and order some TPBs and HCs after the holidays. I just started reading comics with Uncanny X-Force during the summer, I went to a comic book shop on a whim and asked for a Deadpool comic and the owner correctly pointed me in UXF direction. The DC reboot pulled me in further. I guess my question is what is a short (or long I'm just trying to keep it easy to answer) list of some essential reading. Certainly doesn't need to be super heroic. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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  • TizocTizoc Joined: Posts: 11,406
    Errr well I would recommend, if you haven't already:
    Daredevil by Bendis (Brubaker writers the seris after Daredevil). These runs are collected in Omnibus form
    IDW's Transformers series; check the TF thread to see a reading order for the series, or get the Omnibuses
    Hellboy; wikipedia has a list of released TPBs this is a series that may not make sense at first but as you keep reading you'll get to like it/appreciate it more
    EDIT: BPRD: Read this AFTER Hellboy or when Hellboy goes on his quest. Wikipedia has a TPB list of this as well
    Astro City; this is a series from the 90s but has fantastic art and stories
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE by Warren Ellis
    Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis and by the writers that took over after him
    Dark Avengers by Bendis
    Red Hulk by Jeff Parker (his run begins in the TPB "Scorched Earth" so start from there)

    That's kind of it off the top of my head ^_^;
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  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,786 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Just finished The Boys vol. 9. AAAaaaaah so good! Couldn't believe the final issue

    It's too bad DMZ couldn't maintain its level of quality. At this point I would much rather have had Exterminators continue than it. Also still bummed Madame Xanadu was cancelled. Are there any worthwhile Vertigo books right now (and dont say Fables)?

    I was in a used bookstore with a large graphic novel selection the other day and ended up buying a bunch. Picked up all the JLA volumes I was missing to have the whole run, the two Ellis Stormwatch trades I was missing (even though DC is set to re-release these in deluxe hardcovers), and some random stuff I'd been meaning to pick up like the new vol. 1 of Hellblazer.

    I also stumbled upon a hardcover of Hepcats: Snowblind part 1. I had totally forgotten about this series, which Wizard Magazine of all places used to push pretty hard in its early days. I looked it up on wiki and apparently the creator never finished the series - that's pretty lame.

    Some Marvel collected editions news: Ultimate Spider-man and Rick Remender Punisher are getting omnibused, and X-Men Fatal Attractions and Operation: Zero Tolerance are getting the fat OHC treatment
  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    You are a true fan if you're going to buy hardcovers of Fatal Attractions and Operation: Zero Tolerance. I respect your unabashed love for the nineties.

    And as for current Vertigo books, I'm pretty behind on them myself... I haven't read Unwritten, but I've only heard good things from it, and pretty much every Mike Carey book I've read has been money so I can't imagine it being bad. I've also heard good things about iZombie, even though it's got zombies and vampires. On the other hand, it's got Mike Allred. I also haven't read American Vampire yet, but I heard that was good. I've seen all of these at the library, but I just haven't checked them out (literally) because I already own a whole mess of books I haven't read yet. To borrow a stack of comics when I already have a stack of stuff I paid for seems kinda gluttonous...

    I also really like what I've read of Northlanders, although that series is ending soon as well. And Milligan's been writing Hellblazer.

    Oh, yeah; and FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,786 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    speaking of the 90s, they really need to reprint Deathlok vol. 2

    ...and Secret Defenders

    ...and all the midnight sons books

    ...and 2099
  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,786 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Captain America Lives Omnibus (vol.3) - the Cap issues were the usual brubaker goodness, I especially like the bucky/black widow interplay. the cap reborn mini on the other hand was really dull, by-the-numbers and unoriginal. I feel like I've read the "character trapped in alternate time/reality slowly realizing something is wrong" a hundred times before. The mini especially pales in comparison to the similarly themed (but differently executed) Batman Return of Bruce Wayne, which was bursting with originality, adventure, fun, and meaning. It also felt like Cap came back way too soon.

    Ghost Rider by Jason Aaron Omnibus - I really liked Aaron's first GR arc when I read it in tpb, so it spurred me to pick up this book. Unfortunately, the quality goes south almost immediately after the opening arc. The artist changes and it's all pretty bad until he comes back for the final issues. The stories are pretty terrible - the tone is all over the place and the characters are just dumb. I hate the Danny Ketch characterization throughout. Aaron started treating GR like a joke, and you can feel the contempt he has for the audience. I definitely regret buying this and should have stuck with the first trade.
  • Pained AuronPained Auron teh cock of justice Joined: Posts: 2,098
    Just started reading the Milligan/Allred x-force. Wow. Really great stuff.
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    went to the good used books store last night and picked up Shade the Changing Man vol. 1-3 and Astounding Wolf-Man vol. 1-4.

    I really need to pick up the old Complete Concrete tpb one of the days. I loved that book when I was a kid...I would flip through it at the comic shop every time. I also have some Concrete stories from DHP etched in my brain from when I was young...there was a particular one where he went to this guy's house who was a giant collector that was pretty cool
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    Just started reading the Milligan/Allred x-force. Wow. Really great stuff.

    Yup. Those comics are my all-time favorite Marvels. I already own all the issues and I bought the omnibus when it came out. I'd probably buy the TPBs if I ever found 'em for cheap, too.
    went to the good used books store last night and picked up Shade the Changing Man vol. 1-3 and Astounding Wolf-Man vol. 1-4.

    I really need to pick up the old Complete Concrete tpb one of the days. I loved that book when I was a kid...I would flip through it at the comic shop every time. I also have some Concrete stories from DHP etched in my brain from when I was young...there was a particular one where he went to this guy's house who was a giant collector that was pretty cool

    SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADE!!!!1 Yeah, boy. Just some fantastic comics right there. Gonna be some great reading in store for you. And Concrete, man! I love Concrete. That's definitely up there in terms of my favorite series. The newer TPBs are more complete, but the old Complete Concrete is printed in glorious dimensions.
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  • Pained AuronPained Auron teh cock of justice Joined: Posts: 2,098
    Yup. Those comics are my all-time favorite Marvels. I already own all the issues and I bought the omnibus when it came out. I'd probably buy the TPBs if I ever found 'em for cheap, too.

    willing to sell the omnibus?
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    I also really like what I've read of Northlanders, although that series is ending soon as well. And Milligan's been writing Hellblazer.

    Oh damn. I just saw this. This is my favorite currently running comic. Vikings get so little well made accurate representation in fiction, and it's a damn shame. This was so good, though I don't think any of the long arcs are better than the first one, but the short comics are really well done glimpses at life. Maybe in another 10 years there will be another viking series... maybe.
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    R.I.P. Brian Graham aka Mummy-B 3-28-82 - 8-25-04
    with blood and rage of crimson red..ripped from a corpse so freshly dead.together with our hellish hate.we'll burn you all-THAT IS YOUR FATE
  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Sorry, Painy. I'm keeping my X-Statix Omnibus until the day I have to raise funds to buy a new spleen or something.
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    Wolverine by Jason Aaron Omnibus - I thought this was pretty terrible. I felt Wolverine was written like a teenager for most of it...the whole characterization just felt off. The stories were really lame for the most part, like something a college creative writing student would do...just really pretentious and grating. I really wanted to like this, but it was just bad. Really I don't think Wolverine has been handled well since Morrison's run.

    Hellraiser vol. 1: Pursuit of the Flesh - this collects the new Boom! Studios series. It was great! Really impressed by the book and looking forward to reading more. The Hellraiser sequel we always wanted

    Hack/Slash Omnibus vol. 1 - This was actually pretty good. Light and breezy for the most part...sometimes a little too light. I like the early stories the most because there was still a bit of scares and menace to it, whereas later it became too slapstick. The Evil Ernie mini was probably my favorite of the bunch...someone really needs to go back and collect all the Evil Ernie stuff in new trades.

    Crossed vol. 1 - OOOOOOOMMMMMGGG this book was so good. Don't know how it fell below my radar for so long. I think I avoided it because I thought it was a religious book or something. Goddamn this was good. Ennis on top of his game.

    Crossed vol. 2 - Not as good as vol. 1 but still decent.

    Jennifer Blood vol. 1 - Liked this one a lot. Had some really funny moments. Classic Hitman-esque Ennis.

    Currently reading through Warren Ellis Stormwatch...good stuff so far.
  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Recently read Grendel: God and the Devil for the first time. People say it's supposed to be one of the ultimate Grendel stories, but I just didn't like it at all. I finished the whole thing but it felt like a chore. Loved the artwork, but the story just didn't interest me at all. I'm pretty biased against stories in which a corrupt Catholic church rules society with an iron fist.That's probably one of my least favorite story cliches. Still, I tried to give the comic a fair shake, but none of the characters engaged me. I wasn't into the insanity and chaotic mind of Eppy Thatcher and I didn't feel invested at all for Orion Assante's mission. The Pope was a generic bad guy and I felt like if I were a Catholic, I'd be offended by the comic.

    I also just read Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths. I enjoyed that a little more. It's a well-done little science fiction war comic. Great artwork, too. Still, I think my favorite Grendel comics are Devil's Legacy and War Child. I also enjoyed Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell. I feel like I should reread all of those, though... My disappointing experience with God and the Devil has made me seriously question my enjoyment of Matt Wagner in general. (I also recently reread his Batman and the Monster Men and Mad Monk stories... Those were pretty average.)

    I also read David Lapham's Murder Me Dead for the first time. I got all nine issues for cheap a while ago because I could never find the TRADE, BABY. Murder Me Dead was excellent - the pacing, the craft, the mystery, the artwork, everything. It's a great crime comic and definitely something I can revisit in the future. This is right up there with Stray Bullets and Silverfish in terms of my favorite Lapham comics I've read so far. I've got all six issues of Sparta, U.S.A. (comics which I compiled from digging through quarter bins across the Bay Area over the years, and recently found the last one I needed) on the docket.
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    what?!

    Monster Men and Mad Monk are great (albeit much more nuanced and subtle than 99.9% of superhero comics out there) and God and the Devil is a classic! I dunno, are you reading this stuff out of order? Because at the end of the day it's not like it's a stand alone story - it's issues 23-33 of a 50 issue series. I dunno, the storyline feels more relevant to me now than ever. An atheist hero taking on the evil and corrupt church...sign me up please. Great use of multiple narratives, great art, the return of the villain from all the way back in issues 1-12...a classic all around. And then you get Devil's Reign next, which is awesome while using a completely different narrative. I mean seriously, has any comic switched things up and pushed the envelope storytelling-wise as much from arc to arc as the 50 issue Grendel series?
  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Monster Men and Mad Monk just don't really stand out to me anymore. I've read those two or three times each and my most recent reread just left me feeling like I could live without owning them in my collection. They aren't bad, and I would agree that they're better than most (although 99.9% is an exaggeration) superhero comics. I thought they were rather simple, but as tributes to the Golden Age of Batman, they work very well. There have been a lot of modern day tributes to Silver Age-style superhero comics, but there haven't been as many Golden Age tributes. (Terra Obscura and Project Superpowers come to mind; that's about it.)

    I did enjoy the scene where Batman was sneaking around in the castle, only the stairs he was walking on smoothed out and sent him spiraling into a trap room with spiked walls that closed in on him. I could see how most people would find that super corny, but I thought it was funny. At the end of the day, I thought they were just fun Batman tales that don't really probe too deeply into what makes him who he is. They were plot-driven with fine character bits, but ultimately I guess I'm just not too excited by seeing Batman fight monster men and vampires.

    As far as Grendel goes, yeah, I've been reading them out of order. The first thing I ever read was Devil's Legacy. Then I think I read Red, White, and Black, and then War Child. I just read 'em as I've been able to find 'em (for cheap). I don't think reading them in order would change my opinion about God and the Devil, though. I respect Wagner's skills as a storyteller, but I just don't like the story in God and the Devil.

    It's probably just me, but I'm not down with stories that rail against God or religion in general. Whether it's a story blatantly vilifying organized religion or religious institutions or a story where the antagonists are a bunch of stereotypical right-wing Christians portrayed in an unflattering manner, I am not down with that. I get that most comic book creators are probably atheists, but it's tough for me to enjoy a story when I feel like they're just trying to show how foolish it is to believe in God or practice religion. I'm definitely not Catholic, but if I were, that Grendel story would have offended me.

    I'm not hating on Wagner, I'm just saying I don't like God and the Devil.
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  • Pained AuronPained Auron teh cock of justice Joined: Posts: 2,098
    the wife bought me the x-statix omnibus. can't wait to get it so i can finally find out what happened after the series was renamed
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    Zephy will be happy to know my latest book order includes this fine specimen of comic literature: http://www.amazon.com/Avengers-The-Crossing-Bob-Harras/dp/0785162038
  • ZephyranthesZephyranthes Mad Mod Poet God Joined: Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Whaaaaaat.... An omnibus? What? Why would they even make... Never mind... I give up.
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  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,786 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    read the first Planet of the Apes trade from Boom...excellent stuff, both story and art. Boom is on a roll right now
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