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#3721 GhostShark

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

Secret Six was one of the few DC books I bought every month before the New 52. It's a shame that the book didn't transfer over, nor did many of the characters become anything thus far.
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#3722 bhk

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

Punk Rock Jesus was pretty fun.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

Punk Rock Jesus was pretty fun.

Indeed, though it still has so many questions unanswered.
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In short I'd gladly buy more.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Have any of you seen "The Big Easy"?

Do you think Gambit was based on Dennis Quaid's character, Remy?

On a related not Dennis Quaid would make a good '80s joker', like a Brian Bolland version.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:18 AM

Ostrander's Suicide Squad and Simone's Secret Six are usually praised. Might want to look into those.

The Marvel NOW Thunderbolts has been getting mostly thumbs down.


NOW has Red Hulk/Punisher right?

I'm thinking the Ellis run, or the one with Luke Cage as the lead. I'm a little worried about how they tie into Civil War and the Fear Hammers archs, but the line-ups are interesting.

Secret Six (Simone) is looking pretty good. Looked up the Suicide Squad TPB I read and it was "Kicked in the Teeth (New 52)," I thought it was ok.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:30 AM

Comeback has been fun so far.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:38 AM

Really looking forward to Rising Thanos by Jason Aaron. I'm really enjoying Thor right now, so I'm sure the story should be good for Thanos.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:04 AM

The all-female X-Men book has very good potential. The only negative I can see is vampire Jubilee.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:24 AM

The all-female X-Men book has very good potential. The only negative I can see is vampire Jubilee.


I'm intrigued by the idea. I'd like to add more X stuff to my pull list, hopefully this series is a keeper.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

Really looking forward to Rising Thanos by Jason Aaron. I'm really enjoying Thor right now, so I'm sure the story should be good for Thanos.


What is this new Thanos book? I am intrigued.

So Jubilee is still a vampire? I remember reading New Warriors after Civil War thinking they couldn't possibly Fuck up her character anymore. I was wrong.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:59 AM

Well, she may or may not be. I don't really care. I stopped reading X-Men (and X-Books except X-Factor) after she became a Vampire. But let's be honest here, she wasn't that interesting, even before Wanda's three little words at the end of House of M #7.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

NOW has Red Hulk/Punisher right?

I'm thinking the Ellis run, or the one with Luke Cage as the lead. I'm a little worried about how they tie into Civil War and the Fear Hammers archs, but the line-ups are interesting.

Secret Six (Simone) is looking pretty good. Looked up the Suicide Squad TPB I read and it was "Kicked in the Teeth (New 52)," I thought it was ok.

The Ellis run of Thunderbolts has no tie-ins to Civil War aside from the fact that the team spun out of the event. So you have to worry about no spillover whatsoever since it stays extremely self-contained. Now, you will have to read the One-Shots to get the whole story though because the main books references a literal Fuck ton of things that happen in the one-shots for Songbird, Radioactive Man, and Penance.

The newer Thunderbolts book in which Cage led the team was also pretty great, but nowhere near the level of awesome that Ellis' stuff was, but how could it be without Norman Osborn crucifying people, amIright? The only problem you may have with that run is that The last couple of arcs in it are kind of mediocre and deal with a post apocalyptic future and a super blatant Judge Dredd ripoff.

I heard that Star Trek, Ghostbusters, and TMNT were all great, at least from initial impressions on earlier issues.

And Earth's Mightiest Heroes was awesome. I finished the series last month and it's on par with the DC animated stuff. Sad that they decided to can it just to make way for a more tied in tie in. We'll see how that does.

I agree with every inch of this.

A little late, but I've been curious about the villains as heros books for awhile. Are Thunderbolts or Secret Six worth a read?

I read through most of a Suicide Squad with Deadshot and Harley (new 52?), but it didn't hold my interest.

All of Simone's Secret Six/Villains United stuff is perfect. It's one of the things that got me back into comics years ago and it is superb. You will never look at second/third-stringers the same again. after reading it.

As for Suicide Squad, it has a couple of okay arcs and some really, really nice character moments along the way, but I honestly can't say it's worth reading all of. It just isn't as good as ANY of the other Suicide Squad stuff.

Also, I know I'm in the minority, but the new Thunderbolts book is actually pretty damn good writing-wise. I still hate the Fuck out of Steve Dillon with every ounce of my heart, but the writing is good enough to distract from the horrible tragedy of him being put on a book with such a fucking great lineup. The best part is that the characters each actually feel true to how they're portrayed in each of their books. This is really something for Deadpool and Venom as they both seem to get abused as stereo-typed versions of themselves all the time with Deadpool literally just being "HAHA! POP-CULTURE REFERENCES! I'M RANDOM!" and Venom being "SEMPER-FI! HOO-AH! I'M A JARHEAD!" Still, not as good as Ellis' run on the book, but then again, few things in life are....

#3733 Rodimus

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

Well, she may or may not be. I don't really care. I stopped reading X-Men (and X-Books except X-Factor) after she became a Vampire. But let's be honest here, she wasn't that interesting, even before Wanda's three little words at the end of House of M #7.


I always saw Jubilee as my generation Kitty Pride. I wanted to see her develop and mature as a character, but unlike Kitty she never really did. I found her "sidekick" relationship with Wolverine interesting at least.

#3734 GhostShark

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Hopefully Brian Wood can breathe some life into the character and at least make her moderately relevant.

Anybody else besides me reading Captain Marvel? Before the series, I hated Carol Danvers, but now she is my second favorite Marvel female, behind Spider-Woman. I love varying art styles between the book's artists. And good lord, dat outfit.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

I always saw Jubilee as my generation Kitty Pride. I wanted to see her develop and mature as a character, but unlike Kitty she never really did. I found her "sidekick" relationship with Wolverine interesting at least.

Ditto.

I still think they fucked, btw.

And Jubilee was better in the New Warriors series than anything recently.

Edit: And I've been reading Captain Marvel. Lifelong fan of Carol until this new series. It really doesn't appeal to me in the least and something just feels really off about her character.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

A little late, but I've been curious about the villains as heros books for awhile. Are Thunderbolts or Secret Six worth a read?

I read through most of a Suicide Squad with Deadshot and Harley (new 52?), but it didn't hold my interest.


Busiek's Thunderbolts run is definitely worth reading. There are three trades in print. Thunderbolts Classic is what it's called.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

I will also toss in a vote for Saga. It is definitely one of my consistent favorites each month.

I am a lover of all things zombies, but I am starting to lose interest in Walking Dead. Even the big issue 100 didn't drag me back in. It just feels flat to me these days. I kind of hope Kirkman will end it soon, though I doubt that will happen for a very long time. On the other hand I felt the same way with Invincible but now I am very excited by 100 coming out soon.

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I still need to read saga I've heard good things. Anyone read thief of thieves? I've had my eye on it.

Invincible and walking dead have been favorites of mine for awhile and were the only series I've read consistently but my interest in walking dead is starting to wane and kinda agree with you on it ending soon but I don't see that happening with all the popularity its picked up.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Comeback has been fun so far.


I've found it interesting, especially because I like time travel. But I have a really hard time following the characters and scene transitions in it, because I feel like the characters don't really differentiate themselves enough.

The all-female X-Men book has very good potential. The only negative I can see is vampire Jubilee.


I'm fairly excited for that since it has Rouge in it who I love, and you add to that Psylocke and Storm who I also really enjoy and I'm super interested.

Anybody else besides me reading Captain Marvel? Before the series, I hated Carol Danvers, but now she is my second favorite Marvel female, behind Spider-Woman. I love varying art styles between the book's artists. And good lord, dat outfit.


I'm enjoying that book too, the most recent issue was really fun too, plus me also being a fan of Spider-Woman it was nice having her appear in the story (especially since she is getting basically no focus in Avengers books outside of Avengers Assemble). I like Carol's new costume (her old one was cool too though), except for the helmet I think that looks a little silly, her new hair style is sweet though.

My list of favorite Marvel females probably goes: She-Hulk (I was excited that she was in FF, and it's turned out to be my favorite Marvel book right now), Spider-Woman, and then Rouge.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

My favorite Marvel femmes probably goes like this: Spider-Woman (due to Bendis and Maleev), Captain Marvel, Kitty Pryde, and Maria Hill. Maria Hill is awesome. I'd love a Maria Hill solo book, but her role as a supporting character in most books is pretty cool.
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#3740 Rodimus

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

I always liked Songbird, Kitty Pryde, Gamora, She Hulk, and Monet (love her bitchy attitude)

I'd like to see Maria Hill in a book were she does ore than command and bark orders.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

Oooh, lists! My favorite Marvel women are Kate Bishop, Madame Hydra, Carol Danvers, Gwen Stacy, She-Hulk, Black Cat, X-23, and Blink.

DC favorites would be too numerous to list, but a few would be: Bulleteer, Power Girl, Huntress, Zatanna, Catwoman, pre-New 52 Starfire, Scandal Savage, Pre-New 52 Harley Quinn, Posion Ivy, Talia al Ghul, Linda Danvers Supergirl, Cassie Caine Batgirl, Batwoman.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

I know I'm a little late to the party but I haven't been devoting much time to comic buying/reading lately so I just finally got around to reading the last issue of Uncanny X-Force (#35). Wow, gotta say this was one of the most consistently great books I can remember reading. For me, it's definitely right up there with Brubaker's run on Captain America.

Unfortunately, that's about it for comics for me. Over the last year or two, between Marvel Now and the new 52, just about all the comics I was reading have ended or gone through major revisions. It was a fun ride of about 10 years (in addition to me time reading/collecting as a kid) but I feel like this was a natural ending point. I also feel like Avengers vs. X-men really was a good end point for me as X-men was both my favorite book as a kid and New X-men's Planet X storyline was the book that got me back into seriously collecting comics. If you look at the story(-ies) between Planet X and Avengers vs. X-men there's a real decent arc there that definitely comes full circle.

I'm not sure where Marvel's going from here, and maybe I'll dabble here and there with trades but my individual issue buying days are done. It certainly was a hell of a lot of fun while it lasted and I'll look back fondly on my usual Wednesday routine of picking up new books.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

X-23 would be right behind Rouge for me. And can I count Xavin? Doesn't matter, because I'm also adding Xavin to me list <3.

As far as my DC list, it would be something like: Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl (mostly Kara Zor-El, I'm not that into Linda Danvers), Poison Ivy, and Black Canary.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:53 AM

I know I'm a little late to the party but I haven't been devoting much time to comic buying/reading lately so I just finally got around to reading the last issue of Uncanny X-Force (#35). Wow, gotta say this was one of the most consistently great books I can remember reading. For me, it's definitely right up there with Brubaker's run on Captain America.

Unfortunately, that's about it for comics for me. Over the last year or two, between Marvel Now and the new 52, just about all the comics I was reading have ended or gone through major revisions. It was a fun ride of about 10 years (in addition to me time reading/collecting as a kid) but I feel like this was a natural ending point. I also feel like Avengers vs. X-men really was a good end point for me as X-men was both my favorite book as a kid and New X-men's Planet X storyline was the book that got me back into seriously collecting comics. If you look at the story(-ies) between Planet X and Avengers vs. X-men there's a real decent arc there that definitely comes full circle.

I'm not sure where Marvel's going from here, and maybe I'll dabble here and there with trades but my individual issue buying days are done. It certainly was a hell of a lot of fun while it lasted and I'll look back fondly on my usual Wednesday routine of picking up new books.



I think you're missing out personally. A lot of the Marvel books are really good, including All-New X-Men and Thor. Cap is pretty good as well and I'm digging Mark Waid's Hulk. Even second tier books like Cable and X-Force are enjoyable.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:07 AM

I think you're missing out personally. A lot of the Marvel books are really good, including All-New X-Men and Thor. Cap is pretty good as well and I'm digging Mark Waid's Hulk. Even second tier books like Cable and X-Force are enjoyable.


I feel like I may have left the wrong impression by mentioning new 52 and Marvel Now. I'm not getting out of comics because I don't think anything from these initiatives will be any good; it's more of the fact that I just don't have time for comics and video games anymore with everything else I have going on. Money is certainly an issue as well. I'm not one of those people who is quitting just out of spite (although, that was my knee-jerk reaction initially) it's more of the fact that I was managing to just hang on long enough to "finish" everything that I was following. In a perfect world I would keep picking up books (and there is a slight possibility I might make an exception for Uncanny Avengers, as Havok is one of my favorite characters and I like the premise of the book) but the time and money are just too much to try and keep up with.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:16 AM

I think you're missing out personally. A lot of the Marvel books are really good, including All-New X-Men and Thor. Cap is pretty good as well and I'm digging Mark Waid's Hulk. Even second tier books like Cable and X-Force are enjoyable.

I can't believe someone likes Cap. The art's a complete mess. Seriously some of JRjr's sloppiest work since AvX. Makes me really wish that he'd retained his Punisher look. The story also has been completely ridiculous so far. Gotta agree on Hulk and everything else, though. Fucking love the shit out of Hulk.

#3747 Rodimus

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:52 AM

I like Cap. It's not the best of NOW but I'm sticking with it for a few more issues. As soon as it goes south I'll drop it. I like Romita's art in it. I don't like everything he does (hated him on the Avengers) but he pulls of a Cap book quite well.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:11 AM

I hate JrJr stuff on Uncanny X-Men back #300's. But Cap is weird, but ill keep reading for now. All the Avengers Books are good. Hawkeye is fucking cool. The New (Again) Uncanny X-Men better not suck. But Bachalo's art is amazing.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:50 AM

Outside of Batwoman and Madame Xanadu, I find the majority of DC's female characters to be mostly lame. I liked Stephanie Brown Batgirl, but yeah, the fucked that up. I would also toss Abigail Arcane in there, but most people have no idea who she is and she isn't really a superhero.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:08 AM

IMO the only Marvel books worth reading are Daredevil, Hawkeye and the Punisher until it ended.