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Johnny Unusual:
Sweet, a friend recently gave me a bunch of his old trades for free, including Give Me Liberty, some Peter Bagge stuff, Lethargic lad and misc.  I also picked up Adventures of the Rifle Briagade.

Also, is anyone else reading "Seaguy: the Slaves of Mickey Eye"?  Because I'm loving it!

TheBatman:
I love comic books, I'm not an encyclopedia when it comes to them but it's like that old saying "I may not know art but I know what I like"

My favorite series are:

The Preacher - Well, anything by Garth Ennis but this has to be his finest work. Brilliant characters, awesome dialogue and a really, really, really good story

The Boys - Another hit by Mr. Ennis, this has to be the only comic book that actually has me laughing out loud most of the time

Well, only those two, been meaning to pick up Y: The Last Man, the dude at my local comic book store said if I liked Preacher I'd dig this so I'm gonna give this a whirl

Series I'm reading at the moment

Batman
Batwoman In Detective Comics
Batman & Robin
Batman: Streets of Gotham
Red Robin
The Punisher: Max Series

And I've placed pre-orders for the Black Night arcs for Green Lantern, Batman and Superman

As you can probably guess I'm a huge Bats fan boy

Tyrant:

--- Quote from: TheBatman on July 06, 2009, 11:13:08 AM ---
Well, only those two, been meaning to pick up Y: The Last Man, the dude at my local comic book store said if I liked Preacher I'd dig this so I'm gonna give this a whirl

--- End quote ---

I need to check out Y:The Last Man too. Ever since it won a Scream Award over my beloved Walking Dead (so dammit, it had better be good).

I'm a huge Batman fan too, actually. But since I came into it fairly late in my life (relatively speaking) and have been lazy about reading any of the comics, the only series I'm enjoying currently is the All Star run along with All Star Superman.

TheBatman:
Thought about it some more and here are a few others I really dig


Batman: Long Halloween - One of the main inspirations for Dark Knight and a must read for any bat fan who hasn't picked it up yet

The Punisher MAX Series - Punisher. The way he was always meant to be. Unrelenting and violent. Again with the majority of the run penned by Ennis

Superman: Red Son - Not a big supes fan but I loved this.

Also, here's some mini reviews of this month's Bat related DC titles if anyone is interested:

Batman: Streets of Gotham #1 - Writing by Paul Dini and and art by Dustin Nguyen. I liked it, seems they've picked an interesting main villain for the first arc in Firefly. Definitely going to be following this.

Batman #687 - Dealing with the aftermath of Batman's death in the Final Crisis Arc Dick Grayson has to deal with the pressure of having to become The Batman. Judd Winick seems to have a good handle on the characters and I like the art by Ed Benes, I find it very reminiscent of Jim Lee which isn't a bad thing at all.

Batman & Robin #2 After what I thought was a pretty unspectacular first issue things have gotten interesting. Morrison writes good conflict between Damien and Dick as the dynamic duo and Frank Quietly's art is starting to grow on me.

Red Robin #1 - Decided to give this a whirl after all and I love it. I always felt Tim Drake was an underrated character and glad to see him finally being able to head his own book. Chris Yost really let's you feel for Tim's outrage at being replaced as Bats' sidekick and Ramon Bachs' art is pretty decent too.

Detective Comics #854 - With Batman being stretched over in different titles DC decided to make Batwoman the lead in this one. Greg Rucka seems to have come up with a pretty interesting villain in the form of Alice a chick who speaks in lines from Alice In Wonderland and dresses in the Gothic Lolita style. JH Williams III's art kicks all kinds of ass. Can't to see more of this

Sokudo Ningyou:

--- Quote from: TheBatman on July 06, 2009, 11:13:08 AM ---I love comic books, I'm not an encyclopedia when it comes to them but it's like that old saying "I may not know art but I know what I like"

My favorite series are:

The Preacher - Well, anything by Garth Ennis but this has to be his finest work. Brilliant characters, awesome dialogue and a really, really, really good story

The Boys - Another hit by Mr. Ennis, this has to be the only comic book that actually has me laughing out loud most of the time

Well, only those two, been meaning to pick up Y: The Last Man, the dude at my local comic book store said if I liked Preacher I'd dig this so I'm gonna give this a whirl

Series I'm reading at the moment

Batman
Batwoman In Detective Comics
Batman & Robin
Batman: Streets of Gotham
Red Robin
The Punisher: Max Series

And I've placed pre-orders for the Black Night arcs for Green Lantern, Batman and Superman

As you can probably guess I'm a huge Bats fan boy

--- End quote ---

Preacher is supremely awesome, even if the constant reaction to Arseface got old.  (I mean really; he looks bad, but not THAT bad.)  And the inbred son of Christ...hilarious.

Not sure why he thought Y: The Last Man would be recommended to you because of Preacher.  Not that Y isn't amazing, but it's...not the same.   Except having a guy and a girl (at first) on a mission.

I'm sad Captain Britain and MI:13 is being canceled, because Wisdom is being written great for a change, and it's just a fun series.  I mean: Dracula has a secret base.  On the moon.  Only someone who has read Dr. McNinja could have realized this.  Classic.

100 Bullets...confused the hell out of me at the end.   But still a great series.

Fables is definitely good, but being a Vertigo comic, it's not for anyone who strays from the superheroes.   And you really have to keep up; every time I fall back a few issues, I start reading it from the beginning to re-orient myself.

Hellblazer, though I don't keep up with it.

The Books Of Magic ended before its time.   I would have loved to see Tim continuing on as an adult, after Molly.

Sandman.

I really am a Marvel U fan, and X-Men in particular, but holy christ have they made a mess of things in the past few years after House Of M.  Really, did you idiots forget you got rid of the mutants?  Apparently so.  Either shit, or get off the pot.  Accept the status of mutants (and stop writing stories that clearly require the old status quo numbers), and find a solution, or ret-con that shit. 

(Also, though I am glad Kitty didn't go like a pussy, I can only imagine how a writer will bring her back.  I wait gleefully.)

Transmetropolitan.   Listen to the chair leg of truth, and follow the fuckhead.

Buffy Season 8:  Yeah, it's kind of weird in spots.     But funny.

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