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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #795 on: December 10, 2015, 04:10:08 PM »
http://comicsalliance.com/free-comic-book-day-2016-gold-titles-announced/

Alright - Archie is in there!  Please everybody get addicted to it and stay with it AT LEAST until issues 5 - 8 ;)

The first issue is free on comixology today. I just picked it up, but haven't read it yet.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #796 on: December 31, 2015, 11:54:41 AM »
Read Astro City: Through Open Doors yesterday.  Astro City was one of my first major comic book loves and while the series is still solid, I haven't been quite as over the moon for it as others have been (and the move to Vertigo is baffling since there's nothing objectionable in it).  Still, I really enjoy the stuff with the Ambassador, a God-like being in the Jack Kirby vein who has set up shop over the city and has been making friends with regular-type humans.  Interesting to see where that story goes.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #797 on: January 02, 2016, 12:33:55 PM »
I've been meaning to check out Astro City, I've enjoyed Busiek's writing on other stuff (Conan etc).

My top comics are always 2000AD (featuring Judge Dredd), Savage Dragon, and Invincible.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #798 on: January 19, 2016, 08:59:42 PM »
Astro City is an awesome love letter to the best parts of superhero comics, Psycho. Pick up the "Tarnished Angel" or "Confessional" trades for a sample.


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Steve Rogers will return as Captain America at Marvel Comics this summer, as announced during Tuesday night's "Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years" special on ABC.

Steve becomes Captain America again right before his new movie comes out? I'm shocked, shocked by this news!


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #799 on: January 19, 2016, 10:48:40 PM »
That's actually kind of a shame. I've been enjoying old Cap as a sort of mentor figure to all the Marvel heroes.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #800 on: January 19, 2016, 10:54:35 PM »
That's actually kind of a shame. I've been enjoying old Cap as a sort of mentor figure to all the Marvel heroes.

Yeah. It's a shame Marvel (and DC) can't move forward.
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #801 on: January 24, 2016, 12:07:58 PM »


I've been enjoying new publisher "AfterShock" of late. They've brought in some talented folk, like Garth Enis, who is writing the miniseries Dreaming Eagles.

This week I picked up Brian Azzarello's American Monster and was very impressed. Looks like it's going to be a hard boiled crime story, and considering how much I loved his other tough Vertigo series, 100 Bullets, I'm hoping this is just as successful.

Palmiotti & Conner's Superzero has been fun too.

Next week sees the debut of Justin Jodan's Strayer. David Hine's Second Sight is due in Feb.

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #802 on: February 08, 2016, 01:03:39 PM »
CONGRATS TO HEBS!  :highfive:

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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #803 on: February 08, 2016, 01:13:35 PM »
Her compliments totally dominated the letters page for Howard the Duck #4. They even closed it with something like, "We'll have more letters about #2 next month! And if anyone wants to write in about the other issues, feel free!"


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #804 on: February 08, 2016, 01:30:49 PM »
Damn was about to post this story. Absolutely awesome. :D


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #805 on: February 08, 2016, 04:56:15 PM »
Neat!
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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #806 on: February 08, 2016, 07:35:44 PM »
That's great news!  I really need to check that series out.

Read Ms. Marvel Vol. 2 the other day.  Still a wonderfully fun series and Lockjaw is a wonderful addition to the cast.  I knew he was going to appear, but I'm delighted that he's a new regular.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #807 on: February 09, 2016, 05:36:04 PM »
That's great news!  I really need to check that series out.

Read Ms. Marvel Vol. 2 the other day.  Still a wonderfully fun series and Lockjaw is a wonderful addition to the cast.  I knew he was going to appear, but I'm delighted that he's a new regular.

I really enjoyed the Ms Marvel books. It was a fun read.


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #808 on: February 10, 2016, 07:09:28 AM »
So Slapstick has long been one of my favorite obscure Marvel characters, and it's great that he's being used regularly again in a book I'd be reading anyway (He's one of Deadpool's "Mercs for Money.") but I hope they explain how he turned into such a bummer. I know each of the mercs is supposed to get a backup story in this week's Deadpool anniversary issue, so maybe I'll get to find out more soon...


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Re: Comic Book Thread
« Reply #809 on: February 11, 2016, 03:19:27 PM »
Just announced- an illustrated  novel Big Trouble in Little China sequel- Big Trouble in Mother Russia from Boom. The illos are from by Doctor Who artist Elena Casagrande and its written by some hack named Matthew J. Elliott. No idea who that clown is.