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  • irontoad
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    my download of MM comic books is nearly finished. might get em all in time for Xmas read. new Years for sure. Any tips on a reading order?

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  • Chris T
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    I'm enjoyed the first issue of the new Ennis dog series Rover Red Charlie. I loved Beast of Burden so I'm probably the target market for this kind of thing.

    That comic about Sparta and the Helots, Three, is brilliant.

    The only new superhero action comics I'm reading is the new Byrne sereis Triple Helix. Not bad. Much better than that spy comic he did (not good).

    Also catching up on more Berserk. I love this manga.

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  • Pebble
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    Originally posted by David Mosley View Post
    It's kind of odd that my daughter is turning into a Marvel fan when I've pretty much been a DC devotee most of my comic collecting life. But I suppose that's what happens when Marvel manage to nail their superhero movie franchise whereas based on their current performance DC would have trouble organising the proverbial piss-up in a brewery.
    Yet DC had a head start on the movie franchise, but it does not seem to have a permanent effect or give DC a head start. Could it be down to the characters? I am intrigued at how Marvel are developing under Disney tutelage. Both Pebble Major and Minor have little interest in superheroes, but will read Manga and non superhero titles. Admittedly, I was more impressed with X-men First class then the original trilogy or have the studio understood the story dynamics better?

    Mrs Pebble and I watched Iron Man 3, which she enjoyed greatly from not really being interested. I suspect that Marvel retain the better characters, that add more depth to the story.

    Incidentally, second episode of Agents of Shield was better and the internal links between films is also a great way to enhance the films and show. I think Tarantino used this in his films with an internal consistency?

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  • David Mosley
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    I treated my daughter to the first eight issues of Brian Bendis' Avengers Assemble! thanks to a 50% sale on Comixology yesterday. Largely because she's a big fan of the Marvel Avengers Assemble movie and it seems like the sort of thing she'll like. Had a look at the first issue on the iPad and I think (hope) she's going to get a real kick out of it.

    It's kind of odd that my daughter is turning into a Marvel fan when I've pretty much been a DC devotee most of my comic collecting life. But I suppose that's what happens when Marvel manage to nail their superhero movie franchise whereas based on their current performance DC would have trouble organising the proverbial piss-up in a brewery.

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  • Chris T
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    I couldn't decide what to get at the comic shop on the weekend so I got the first trade of Whedon and Cassaday's Astonishing X-Men.

    So glad I did!

    It's got everything you want in a comic, let alone an X-Men comic:
    • Cyclops being a dick (maybe I haven't been noticing but more X-Men writers need to embrace his essential dickishness—he's a lovable dick here);
    • Beast vs Wolverine smackdown (is this a first? you'd think think something so obvious would have been done before) and
    • corny repartee!

    Nice one.

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  • Guzzlecrank
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    I'm a fan of Bellaire's work, too. The best example of it I've seen so far has been in the Image book Nowhere Men. Issue 6 is allegedly shipping in a few weeks, but I'm not holding my breath: it's been 5 months since no. 5 came out.

    And on another positive note, Chris "The Balance Lost" Roberson has been cranking out a slew of series for Dynamite Entertainment this year. I've enjoyed his work on The Shadow and Masks and I just picked up the first issue of the new 6-parter Codename: Action the other night--it's the best yet of a good lot (it's tightly plotted, funny and retrospective sans nostalgia). He also has a Doc Savage title starting with DE in December.

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  • Pebble
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    I have been amazed at the poor quality of DC N52. Some of us will remember the DC implosion from some years old and it is starting to look to go the same way. It almost has the whiff of Marvel's New Universe about it. I have only been reading the paperbacks from the library and nothing stands out that I can remember off the top of my head.

    Just finished the Icelandic Trilogy, which was fantastic. Great story telling, great artwork. It really did have the favour of the period. Also read Comeback, didn't have high expectations to begin, but another great read. Art good, but the colourist, Jordie Bellaire is stunning.

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  • David Mosley
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    It just keeps getting better (ie worse): the Batwoman creative team are being kicked off the title after their next issue (#24) and replaced with a new writer rather than letting them finish their story. DC editorial's douchebagness is complete. Really wondering whether I can keep buying DC comics after this.

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  • Chris T
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    As Dial H has now finished my regular buying of DC in a floppy format has now ceased.

    I'm presently (finally) working through my X-Statix omnibus. I'm really impressed. I think this is the first X-boo I've genuinely liked since Jeff Parker's series with the old team.

    Also reading the Saturn Apartments and Knights of Sidonia manga series.

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  • David Mosley
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    They're certainly not concerned with Entertainment as far as I can tell.

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  • Guzzlecrank
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    Couldn't agree more, Dave. I'm in your demo, and I'm down to 1 N52 title myself, and that's The Flash. My early optimism about the relaunch was totally misplaced. The number of artists who have baled out over the past year or so surely seems to indicate that DC Entertainment is less concerned with art than it is with product.

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  • zlogdan
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    Strange, because DC has made some male characters out, it is quite weird that they censor female gay marriage.

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  • David Mosley
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    What are you reading/collecting at the moment?

    JH Williams III has just announced that he and his co-writer Haldeman are both off Batwoman as of #26 due to repeated last-minute editorial interference, the final straw being they aren't being allowed to have Kathy Kane & Maggie Sawyer getting married (despite Kathy's proposal to Maggie being a significant plot strand of the last few issues).

    The upshot of this will be that come 2014 the only DC New 52 title I'll still be buying will be Animal Man, and the only other DC titles I expect to be pre-ordering are The Unwritten v2 & Sandman Overture. And yet, I'm the exact 45-yo demographic that DC (that is, Dan Didio) says they're publishing comics for.

    Irrespective whether DC are specifically anti-gay marriage or just anti-marriage in general, someone in DC Senior Management needs their ass seriously kicking because unless they're deliberately trying to drive their target demographic away this business plan isn't working.

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  • zlogdan
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    I grabbed a hard cover version of Neil Gaiman's "Books Of Magic" with a preface by Roger Zelazny!



    // Actually it was released here a month ago, but only now I acquired it
    Last edited by zlogdan; 09-03-2013, 04:25 PM. Reason: grammar

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  • flutegirlrockz
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    Captain America and New Avengers. I recommend both of these great books.

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