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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #510 on: August 12, 2014, 08:47:19 PM »
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #511 on: August 18, 2014, 09:43:46 AM »
I love comics, but I am certainly a novice.  I've only started reading in the last 10 years, and I don't do it very frequently.  I've mostly only read DC stuff, and pretty much only major events stuff (Death of Superman, Hush, Watchmen).

I just subscribed to Marvel Unlimited.  I'm only going to be signed up for a few months, so I need suggestions on things that I must check out while I'm a member.  I've read Planet Hulk, and I'm about 1/3 of the way through Civil War.  Both of these have been okay, but not amazing.  I was thinking about reading House of M or latest version of Deadpool with Brian Posehn.  Any thoughts?


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #512 on: August 18, 2014, 10:38:53 AM »
House of M is pretty good, though I always like stories where characters are given their fondest desires.  I haven't read Brain Posehn and Gerry Duggan's Deadpool, but I have heard generally good things.

Personally, I really liked Planet Hulk, certainly more than Civil War which was perfectly all right (that Steve McNiven art looks good).  You also might want to check out World War Hulk, which is a lot of fun.

Right now I'm about to re-read Sixth Gun so I won't be too lost when I read the next two volumes I bought.  A pretty fun series which will apparently be a TV series sometime in the near future.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #513 on: August 18, 2014, 06:29:05 PM »
I loved both Civil War and Planet Hulk, so maybe I'm not the person to ask BUT if Alias is on there, read that. Daredevil starting with Bendis' run all the way through Brubaker's is great (Skip Kevin Smith's story unless you are in to that - I didn't care for it anyway).

I have Unlimited too. Currently reading Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova and enjoying them.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #514 on: August 18, 2014, 07:06:24 PM »
Is Sixth Gun finally going to be made? It was a few years ago I first heard about it getting on TV but I thought it got dropped and later picked up by another network and then scrapped again.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #515 on: August 18, 2014, 07:06:54 PM »
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #516 on: August 18, 2014, 08:02:52 PM »
Civil War is a polarizing one.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #517 on: August 18, 2014, 09:35:27 PM »
I love comics, but I am certainly a novice.  I've only started reading in the last 10 years, and I don't do it very frequently.  I've mostly only read DC stuff, and pretty much only major events stuff (Death of Superman, Hush, Watchmen).

I just subscribed to Marvel Unlimited.  I'm only going to be signed up for a few months, so I need suggestions on things that I must check out while I'm a member.  I've read Planet Hulk, and I'm about 1/3 of the way through Civil War.  Both of these have been okay, but not amazing.  I was thinking about reading House of M or latest version of Deadpool with Brian Posehn.  Any thoughts?

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #518 on: August 20, 2014, 02:32:37 PM »
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #519 on: August 20, 2014, 02:46:04 PM »
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #520 on: August 25, 2014, 08:08:18 PM »
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #521 on: August 26, 2014, 10:10:55 AM »
Maybe Sixth Gun was dropped.  Now I don't remember.  Anyhoo, I actually think it would make a good show for Adult Swim if they ever decided to try action/adventure series.

Right now, I'm tearing through Sweet Tooth, since I got the final two volumes and I needed to reread it.  I remember it being a bit slow, but if you read several volumes at once, it actually holds up MUCH better.  Another great series worth checking out, if you haven't yet.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #522 on: September 03, 2014, 07:44:41 PM »
My fav ongoings are Invincible, Savage Dragon, and 2000AD! Also the Judge Dredd Megazine. And a shoutout to Hack/Slash, in five epic omnibuses.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #523 on: September 05, 2014, 11:13:39 AM »
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #524 on: September 05, 2014, 04:34:10 PM »