General Comics Discussion
Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:14 AM
I'm also reading a fair bit of Hellboy, radical, and Avengers Vs X-Men, really enjoying it, usually don't care to follow massive crossover events, but it's really cool. So post them comics you bastards reading or whatever.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:16 AM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 04:21 AM
I really need to read more comics. I'm really into a lot of comic characters through their other media (movies, TV shows, games), but I have not read a single one of their comics. Like I said, I really should.
you're the cancer that is polluting everything, you dirty hipster
nah i'm kidding, I could understand, you might find it hard to find a nearby comics store, yeah me too, nearest comic store is half an hour away. not suggesting piracy, but cough cough download a comics reader and search for sum .cbrs of books online or through torrents cough cough cough.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:12 AM
I would also like to read Knightfall again and the Batman Night of the Owls storyline.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:04 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:17 AM
Rob Liefeld abandons superhero comics in 2013!
This is fantastic news for everyone whose a fan of superhero comics.
Never again will we worry about plagiarism in our comics, the worst facial expressions ever featured on paper, or just laziness in general.
Oh and we don't need to worry about him doing this to our beloved characters:
(Look at the fingers)
Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:29 AM
Just finished the Kick-Ass 2 comic, christ that shit was crazy. Like no joke, they're definitely going to have to tone down the story for the movie adaptation, but it was none the less badass, ends on a cliffhanger though, gonna have to suffer through Valve Time for Volume 3 cause Mark Miller writes it, can't wait to see the movie either, Times Square superheroes vs supervillan war, yeah son/
Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:16 AM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:26 AM
The Spider #4 - Dynamite Comics recently launched a line of "pulp hero" revivals and they now print comics based on Green Hornet, The Shadow and The Spider. Without a doubt, "The Spider" is the best, It's a wonderfully painted series, set in the modern day. I worry that part of the decision to use the Spider is for people who confuse him with Spider-Man, for that reason I worry that Black Bat (the guy in my avatar) may be next. It can be somewhat, slow at times but The Spider is defiantly worth a read.
Stormwatch #12 - A refugee from the now defunct Wildstorm Comics imprint, Stormwatch is printed by DC. Stormwatch is a funny old book, it has a LOT of potential and a lot of the time it really utilizes it, other times...not so much. Still, if you're looking for a bit more Sci-Fi in your comics, Stormwatch is the place to go.
Swamp-Thing #13 - Swamp-Thing is brilliant. Along with it's sister title, Animal Man, it adds a whole new layer of depth to the DC Universe and I really like that other comics are referencing it. For example in recent appearances, Beast Boy has been shown as having red skin and in Earth-2, Green Lantern and Solomon Grundy are both parts of that little universe. You can't really review one book without reviewing the other and I think the two issue 0s coming out next month are the perfect jumping on point as they're moving both series to a new setting "The Rotworld".
Warlord of Mars #20 - The Warlord of Mars comics are all pretty weak if I am honest, and really they're only worth reading if you like really cheesy, pulpy comics or if you're a mega fan of the movie (and even then, Marvel's Warlord of Mars comics are better) or even the original stories.
World's Finest #4 - This book really disappoints me, when I first heard of it I thought it was going to be a revival of Superman/Batman, instead it features Power Girl (who I still think should be named Power Woman) and Huntress. Two second stringers of the Superman and Batman families. The book sits on the "Just below" average line for me. The only two things I can say it excels in is character design. Honestly, Kara's costumes (both as Supergirl and Power Girl) and Helena's Robin suit were amazing.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:04 PM
I got into manga as a teenager and I used to review it (as well as anime) when I was at university, I still read it but not as much at the moment because there aren't many series that I'm that into. My favourites are Solanin, DOGS: Bullets and Carnage and Genshiken, but I also dip in and out of other series.
I do read a lot of webcomics, such as Gunnerkrigg Court, Fishbones, Johnny Wander, Girls With Slingshots, The Meek, Paranatural and Boxer Hockey.
I love reading comic books/graphic novels, of which my favourites would be Blue, Habibi and I Kill Giants.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 03:17 PM
Archer and Armstrong #1: I loved Valiant Comics back in the day, so the currently revival has been a dream come true for me. What's nice about Valiant is that very few of the characters were traditional superheroes, they added a little bit of variety to an industry that really needed it. As for Archer and Armstrong? Archer is a teenage master of martial arts, he's a close minded bigot who has been sent on a mission to kill the drunken, street wise, immortal Armstrong, the two of them end up teaming up and going on mad adventures. It is quite fun.
Avengers Assemble #6: Out of all the Avengers books, Avengers Assemble is the worst. That's not to say that it's BAD, it's just...not for comic fans, basically. The comic in it's entirety is a gateway drug, aimed exclusively at movie fans who want to get into comics. Worth a read if you're curious, or looking for a good way into the Marvel Universe, but entirely missable. The only thing of note is that if you're a huge fun of the Guardians of the Galaxy, then pick up the current arc as it really focuses on them.
Batgirl #12: I generally don't like this Batgirl series. While it is capably written and has nice art, I am against the idea of Barbra Gordon becoming uncrippled, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Still, if you can look past that it's a nice book that happily sits on the "average" line, and this issue has Batwoman in it, and it's nice to see her interact more with the Batfamily.
Batman #12: Scott Snyder's run on Batman has been perfect. Just...perfect. And fans, both old and new owe it to themselves to read it. #12 is a standalone story, and it's not surprising as they need to make room for September's #0 and then October's Return of the Joker storyline, so this was a nice breather issue.
EDIT: Updates for today:
Batman and Robin #12: DC's line up is far too heavily saturated with Bat-titles, especially ones that focus on Bruce Wayne himself. Because of this, I really feel that Batman and Robin would be better off becoming either a solo Robin book (with either Dark Knight or Detective Comics becoming the regular book for Batman and Robin's adventures) or a kind of "Batfamily" title, focusing on various Batman characters teaming up or ones without their own books having solo adventures. In any case, I love Batman and Robin, it's my favourite Batbook, I just think it could use a different direction.
Bloodstrike #29: If ever there was proof that there's no such thing as bad ideas, just terrible writers then it's Bloodstrike, Originally from the 90s, Bloodstrike was one of the horde of horrible characters Rob Liarfeld created. Now-a-day, the series is a poor man's X-Force, so if that's what you're into pick it up. One thing of note, is that the art kind of looks like a webcomic, with it's bright, pastel colours and blocky shading.
Captain America #16: Urgh...it's hard to really describe this book to be honest. It's...fine...I guess. I'm not really enjoying the story, I feel it's a bit incoherent and I think Captain America and... is a much more enjoyable book. Still, if you're a fan of Cap's supporting cast (Sharon Carter, Dum Dum Dugan and the Falcon) then this is the book for you, they get a LOT of spotlight here.
Captain America and...Iron Man #635: I don't want to disappoint anyone here, Captain America and... is a team up book and it changes it title every couple of months (First it was Bucky, then Hawkeye and now it's Iron Man) so there isn't 635 issues of Cap and Iron Man fun. Still, this book is really fun, although at times (especially in this story arc) it can feel somewhat imbalanced with Captain America being useless compared to Iron Man, but it's still a solid and fun book. FYI, next month is Namor.
Conan the Barbarian #7: This new Conan series has been pretty excellent and goes back to Conan's routes, expanding and adapting some of Conan's earliest adventures. As someone who has never really given a crap about Conan before, I'm really enjoying it. One thing that I really disliked in this issue was Belit, in previous issues she was a strong, powerful woman who was a rival to Conan himself. In THIS issue she's become a sniveling weakling who needs Conan to protect her from catty milk maids.
Edited by The Conductor, 12 August 2012 - 12:55 PM.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:46 PM
This new series does the Turtles right and well. It takes the same approach that Transformers Prime does with it's series, meaning it takes cues and established continuity from previous incarnations of the turtles and works it in within this new retelling of the Turtles story.
Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:30 PM
I have to wait a bit later than everyone else to read stories, but I don't really mind that much.
I also second purchasing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in any way necessary, floppy or paperback. It's a fantastic series so far that I've absolutely fallen in love with.
Edited by Toby Barrett, 30 August 2012 - 10:32 PM.
Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:41 AM
About halfway through volume 3 of 4. It's described as sci-fi/noir, and it's fantastic at both. The narration reads like the script to a 40s crime movie, but then there's also all this shit about travelling to parallel universe and whatnot. Good stuff.
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