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#4771 poison_SHADOW

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:54 AM

That's funny. I find at least one Avengers book in the monthly top 10 lists and not a single Deadpool book. That is weird!

 

But in all seriousness, I never really read Deadpool because I'm never a fan of the creative teams on his books, though I did enjoy him in Uncanny X-Force.

To be fair, though, Deadpool has gone past his prime. We no longer live in a time where my favorite merc has at least five or six monthly titles. Ahh, those were the good old days! I could pick and choose which Deadpool books to buy depending on which ones Liefeld decided to stink up on any given month.

 

I'm down to, what, two monthlies? One solo and the other a team book where he only seems to exist to get his ass ripped off, beaten to a pulp and then promptly handed back to him while Punisher and/or Venom saves the day. At least Duggan/Posehn just gave him his greatest arc in a long time, if not of all time.  

 

Anyone here read the mega man comic? just me? alright

 

Not yet, but I plan on starting with the issue where the Mega Man X back-ups start. I believe they said X would get his own comic depending on the sales bump they receive after that point? Which issue is that, by the way? I need to look that up, don't want to miss it. 
 


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#4772 GhostShark

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:49 PM

Ah, so the Duggan/Posehn stuff is pretty good? I might have to pick up some of the TBPs with my eventual graduation/birthday/xmas gift cards this month.


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:11 PM

I'm REALLY not liking the current format of Batman/Superman. It's a bitch to read on a tablet.

Star Trek: Khan is still kinda interesting though. I can't wait to see how they did the "white-washing." Hilarity is sure to ensue.

Robocop: Last stand is just dumb as balls. I'm reading it just for the morbid curiosity of Miller's zany Robocop story.
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#4774 DestroVega

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:41 PM

I'm about to drop Supes/Bats.

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#4775 poison_SHADOW

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:45 PM

Ah, so the Duggan/Posehn stuff is pretty good? I might have to pick up some of the TBPs with my eventual graduation/birthday/xmas gift cards this month.

Their first arc (zombie presidents) is rife with the growing pains of two guys who are trying to get used to writing a mainstream monthly comic. It goes on way too long and, as big a fan as I am of Deadpool, I almost bailed. The jokes/puns are hit or miss. #7 was the beginning of their genius, and also a "lost issue" where Deadpool is inserted into Iron Man's Demon in a Bottle story. They've done several of those kinds of issues and, though they seem skippable, they always introduce something that ties in with current day Deadpool in a huge way. They're also freakin' hilarious from start to finish. 

 

Their latest arc - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - is amazing. Not only did they start to take Deadpool back to some of his more serious roots, but they also sorted out his convoluted origin. Plus Wolverine and Captain America are heavily involved for a very logical reason, as opposed to being there for the sake of cameos. The story involves the Weapon Plus program and some of its loose ends.  


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#4776 poison_SHADOW

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:14 AM

Did you guys see the Batman #28 teaser Snyder tweeted earlier? That's certainly a, uh... interesting design. It does look pretty sweet in that pic though. I haven't been reading Zero Year, but it seems kind of weird to delay its conclusion so you can ship a comic full of supposed spoilers a month early.


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#4777 bardockkun

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:21 AM

Unless people are losing interest in Zero Year, which I kinda am.

 

And I'm fine with Nightwing blue's returning, but future "spoiler" issues always suck because they are just big dumb marketing ploy's and never feel like the event's live up to what you expect since within a year or less it goes back to normal. I Hope to be proven wrong, but things like when DC did it with Infinite Crisis and Final Crisis type stuff never live up to the big hype they try to make with those. Just let me read the story and see how things play out as opposed to preset motions that they never get to where my imagination wants.

 

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#4778 GhostShark

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:18 PM

Zero Year has been awesome (and sales really haven't faltered either) but this does seem odd. However, in Snyder I trust so I'm all for it.


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#4779 poison_SHADOW

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 01:11 PM

Anybody else reading Justice League 3,000? I thought it was pretty underwhelming.

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I enjoyed the latest Justice League too, which I picked up because of Owlman's origin. I know a lot of people groan about Earth 3 being full of mustache twirlers but, personally, I find that to be wildly entertaining.

 

Haven't read my other comics yet. I keep putting off Batman/Superman because I really hate the format gimmick they have going on with it right now... I'm probably going to end up dropping it in favor of Superman/Wonder Woman, 'cause I told myself I wouldn't keep buying both. Depends on how the latest issues of each ended up being.


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#4781 poison_SHADOW

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:02 PM

I suppose I'll stick with Batman/Superman until the end of this arc. The annual actually sounds pretty interesting, mostly because I've never thought about what kinds of interactions Red Hood would have with Superman's supporting cast - let alone Supergirl. Apparently Batgirl and Steel will meet too.

 

Superman/Wonder Woman is the definite keeper, though. It's moving pretty slow but I've enjoyed every issue immensely, and Zod's new design is pretty sweet. I'm looking forward to seeing how they'll continue to use him and Doomsday.


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#4782 GhostShark

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:10 PM

Charles Soule is replacing Matt Fraction on Inhuman, which is odd because Fraction dropped off both Fantastic Four and FF to write Inhuman. No reason or statement has been given as to why this change has been made, but it would certainly explain the delay from January to April for the book. 

 

Also, Charles Soule will now be writing so many books (Swamp Thing, Superman/Wonder Woman, Inhuman, She-Hulk, Thunderbolts and many more). His Swamp Thing stuff is leagues ahead of his other stuff and I never thought I would say that to anybody following up Scott Snyder on a book. 


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#4783 Dokstarr

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:17 PM

Something I've been wondering recently is why there are not more good art prints on comics. I look at the covers of Fables, American Vampire, Saga, etc and wonder why they don't sign and sell them in limited edition runs of 500 or something.

 

This time of the year especially with all the Christmas shopping. I picked up a print from Fairest about a year ago. I remember there was one from one of the covers of Fables (Rose Red) and I completely forgot about it and can't find anything about it anymore.

 

A perfect example would be with the current TMNT run. I wish I had an awesome print of one of the covers with Shredder. Really like the current design.

 

If these do exist and I'm in the dark, please point me in the right direction. I'm running out of places for statues so I can use wall space for prints.

 

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The one I managed to find online last year was Fairest #3 cover http://adamhughes.de...AdamHughes&qo=0



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:26 PM

You might be able to find them at comic cons and stuff. I would love to have some prints of American Vampire or Saga. If you find anything, let us know. 


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#4785 Dokstarr

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:59 PM

You might be able to find them at comic cons and stuff. I would love to have some prints of American Vampire or Saga. If you find anything, let us know. 

 

That will make comic-con an even bigger headache. Though I did manage to get some Turtles stuff signed by Eastman this year.

 

Speaking of that. I saw that SDCC registration is now early 2014. I'm gonna have to call into work sick that day now.



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:16 PM

Good luck. That site is always hammered/crashing the moment passes go on sale. They really need a more efficient system. 


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:51 PM

Reading Harley Quinn #1 and man I hate Harley with bleached white skin, but I will admit I enjoy Harley's roller derby outfit far and away over her new 52 design.


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#4788 poison_SHADOW

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:01 PM

So, I'm looking for a few opinions from you guys, if you don't mind. Comixology is having a DC graphic novel sale, and I'll definitely be getting Identity Crisis. I was just wondering about some of the other GNs:

 

Is Blackest Night enjoyable on its own, or do you have to have read the other Geoff Johns Green Lantern stories (Sinestro Corps War, etc.) to understand what's going on?

 

The first volume of Grant Morrison's JLA is a part of the sale. Is it recommended? I probably wouldn't be buying any further volumes since my monthly sub drains nearly all of my comic budget, so it'd have to be fairly self-contained too.

 

The Flash: Rebirth. Any good? I believe that I've heard some praise for it before, but I just don't know much about it. I am considering getting into Flash's New 52 series, so would I just be better off buying the first volume of that instead?

 

 

 

Reading Harley Quinn #1 and man I hate Harley with bleached white skin, but I will admit I enjoy Harley's roller derby outfit far and away over her new 52 design.

It's definitely a HUGE step in the right direction. I've only read the preview, though. Is the full issue any good?


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#4789 bardockkun

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:18 PM

So, I'm looking for a few opinions from you guys, if you don't mind. Comixology is having a DC graphic novel sale, and I'll definitely be getting Identity Crisis. I was just wondering about some of the other GNs:

 

Is Blackest Night enjoyable on its own, or do you have to have read the other Geoff Johns Green Lantern stories (Sinestro Corps War, etc.) to understand what's going on?

 

The first volume of Grant Morrison's JLA is a part of the sale. Is it recommended? I probably wouldn't be buying any further volumes since my monthly sub drains nearly all of my comic budget, so it'd have to be fairly self-contained too.

 

The Flash: Rebirth. Any good? I believe that I've heard some praise for it before, but I just don't know much about it. I am considering getting into Flash's New 52 series, so would I just be better off buying the first volume of that instead?

 

 

 

It's definitely a HUGE step in the right direction. I've only read the preview, though. Is the full issue any good?

Blackest Night it's been awhile since I read it, but I think you can just pick it up and read it and you'll do fine. As long as you know or aware there are other ring's in the universe outside of Green and Yellow than I think you'll be okay.

 

Plus JLA by Morrison is totally worth it. It doesn't really get super heady like his stuff now and is just a damn good team comic.

 

Flash wise I think Rebirth helps alot more if you read prior Flash titles, specifically the Johns run seems to help the most. Even than it was a good mini series, but just personally I find Barry Allen so goddamn boring as a hero. Like his character is literally just do the right thing and not much inner conflict or whatever. So really if you want good Flash stuff read the stuff written by Waid, Morrison and Johns with Wally West, that was when I enjoyed the character the most.

 

As for Harley Quinn, issue one is literally nothing, but set up. With Harley getting a job and a new place and she has a talking beaver (yup, you read that right). Like it's too soon to tell if it'll end up turning bad, but I loved Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's run on Power Girl before Winick shit all over it and took away the humor and fun from the book. Also Chad Hardin's art in is really good considering he still has work within the confines of the goddamn 52 redesign, but he tries to make it work so...based on team alone it has potential, but just first issue is nothing worth noting so far.


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#4790 GhostShark

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:25 PM

You should get Blackest Night ASAP. DC's last great event. There are some really fantastic moments in the book. And some really fantastic pencils as well. 


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#4791 4thHorseman

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:08 AM

So, I'm looking for a few opinions from you guys, if you don't mind. Comixology is having a DC graphic novel sale, and I'll definitely be getting Identity Crisis. I was just wondering about some of the other GNs:

Is Blackest Night enjoyable on its own, or do you have to have read the other Geoff Johns Green Lantern stories (Sinestro Corps War, etc.) to understand what's going on?

The first volume of Grant Morrison's JLA is a part of the sale. Is it recommended? I probably wouldn't be buying any further volumes since my monthly sub drains nearly all of my comic budget, so it'd have to be fairly self-contained too.

The Flash: Rebirth. Any good? I believe that I've heard some praise for it before, but I just don't know much about it. I am considering getting into Flash's New 52 series, so would I just be better off buying the first volume of that instead?



It's definitely a HUGE step in the right direction. I've only read the preview, though. Is the full issue any good?

I found Blackest Night pretty "meh", but isnt burdened with backstory you wouldnt understand by just reading it. My gripes were mainly "Now ______ is a ________ lantern!" in practically every issue.

Morrison JLA was amazing. Still my favorite JLA run.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:49 AM


Wasnt thrilled with Flash: Rebirth as the most interesting thing about the story was the world it was set in, and too much of fleshing out the world was done in all the side books. Not terrible, but not great. Enjoyed the animated movie more.

I Think you're thinking Flashpoint.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 01:09 AM

Anyone here read the mega man comic? just me? alright

I have since issue #1. I like it, but I wouldn't recommend it to a non-Mega Man fan, but I would recommend it for kids. You can tell Flynn is a huge fan of the series with lots of easter eggs and references. It's not a heavy read, and rather innocent, which is sometimes a nice change of pace. Still it's predicable as hell.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 01:42 AM

I Think you're thinking Flashpoint.


Crap, you are correct. My bad. I womt comment on Rebirth as my views on that were soured after the delays that made it take forever.

#4795 bardockkun

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:51 AM

Paul Rudd is going to be Ant Man AKA either Scott Lang or Hank Pym. In short, Fuck yeah. Totally down for that.


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#4796 DestroVega

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 02:10 PM

Great choice IMO.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:05 PM

Paul Rudd is going to be Ant Man AKA either Scott Lang or Hank Pym. In short, Fuck yeah. Totally down for that.

Back when the rumor was that he and JGL were both in the run for that role, I was hoping for Rudd to be cast. I'm quite pleased that it turned out this way - no matter which version he plays.

 

 

Anyhoo, thanks for the opinions guys! Identity Crisis and Blackest Night will be the two I definitely download. I may even end up downloading JLA, I don't know.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:29 PM

JGL is working on getting Sandman going at this point as well.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:07 PM

Paul Rudd is going to be Ant Man AKA either Scott Lang or Hank Pym. In short, Fuck yeah. Totally down for that.

wouldn't it be hank to tie in with ultron? unless this is a different studio that has nothing to do with ultron I don't follow that fox/marvel shit



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 06:23 PM

It will probably be Pym, but I am really hoping for Scott Lang. I find Scott to be the better Ant Man. 


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