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Comic Book Thread
« on: November 18, 2008, 07:38:13 PM »
This is just a generic comic book thread.  It may be used to talk about comics.

I just had a friend who read Watchmen for the first time and I asked him if he liked the ending.  His response was "yeah..."

Me: "But..."

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Interesting, he felt the same way when

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The only time I cried reading a comic was during the final volume of Y - The Last Man.  I actually cried twice.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 09:09:52 PM »
So how do you feel about Shia LeBeouf playing Yorick in the movie then?   :)


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 04:20:39 AM »
I'm fairly indifferent.  I don't have an opinion on him on way or the other so I'll just wait and see.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 01:52:17 PM »
I annoyingly seemed to miss hearing about one of the titles I follow being relaunched, 'Supreme Power 2' got underway a few months ago, will have to keep an eye open to see if it lasts very long.

I read BPRD Killing Ground a few days ago, enjoyed that, though I couldn't help thinking they have essentially ignored the Frog Plague for a few issues now.



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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 03:44:12 PM »
I've started reading Vertigo's Fables recently, and in my opinion it's nothing sort of fantastic and Frau Totenkinder is awesome.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2008, 04:00:31 PM »
Right now I'm reading and enjoying Brian K Vaughan's Ex Machina.  This would make a great TV series.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2008, 04:02:36 PM »
I've started reading Vertigo's Fables recently, and in my opinion it's nothing sort of fantastic and Frau Totenkinder is awesome.

I tried to read Fables, but I didn't really like it.

Right now I'm rereading the Ultraverse (Malibu's hero universe that Marvel bought and killed). Currently I'm on Prime.

I own every issue for that universe.

Just for those who don't know, Malibu was the company that originally published Men in Black.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008, 05:09:27 PM »
I've started reading Vertigo's Fables recently, and in my opinion it's nothing sort of fantastic and Frau Totenkinder is awesome.

I tried to read Fables, but I didn't really like it.


how much did you read of it.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008, 12:09:47 AM »
how much did you read of it.

The first issue (that sex scene was friggin hilarious!) and then the last few issues of the storyline about Haven. Since there may be more than one, it's the one where the king turns the wooden soldiers into a forest at the end, and Boy Blue brings Red to Haven so she can be with the king.

I just didn't like it. Maybe if I hadn't skipped so many issues in between maybe I would've liked it more. I guess I should not have read Grimm's Fairy Tales first. Great comic by the way, Grimm's Fairy Tales.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2008, 08:57:34 AM »
yeah i did the same thing as you, though i got mine from the library, I ended up getting Legends in Exile  (Vol 1) and then had to jump all the way to the one with the Arabian Fables along with Wolves (Fun Read by the way) and then had to jump again to The Good Prince (the one with Haven) which followed with the newest one War & Pieces and latter picked up Homeland (Featuring Boy Blue's one-man raid against the Adversary) and seeing as how the Library (or Books-a-Million) doesn't have any of the others it looks like i'll be buying those off of Amazon. but I suggest you pick up Homelands, if your still interested.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2008, 10:56:32 AM »
Honestly, I'm not really all that interested in Fables anymore. I'm more a superhero guy anyway.

I'm really digging the new Man With No Name comic from Dynamite.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008, 06:30:41 AM »
Monthly comics (or, given schedules these days, let's just say single issues) long ago became too costly and time-consuming for me to keep up with.  I have several longboxes full of stuff I'm trying to decide what to do with from the 80s and 90s; I'm leaning towards getting the stuff I like bound and selling the rest.

I buy a fair number of trades and HCs when I hear something is good.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008, 09:23:10 AM »
I just finished reading watchmen and i think they need to make sequel,there is no way that plan would keep the US and Russia from going at it forever.

I mean is everyone in the world stupid?  At some point someone is going to figure out that it wasn't aliens and then what are they going to do,kill everyone who figures it out?

Other then the end it was a good read.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008, 09:29:50 AM »
I'm surprised you missed the reason the series ended.

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By the by, I highly recommend Brian Azzarello's mini-series El Diablo, which is sort of a gory fable set in the old west with a really good ending.

Anyone else here a HUGE 100 Bullets fan?  Anyone have any theories on how it will all go down?

Keep in mind, I haven't read any issues past the ones printed in volume 12.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008, 04:57:40 PM »
Still it was a pretty dumb plan for the smartest man in the world.

He wants to stop millions from dieing so he Killed Millions of people,great plan.

As I said before i give it six months before people figure out that it wasn't aliens.