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  • #76
    My current 'pull list' - I just picked up three months worth of comics from my not-so-local comic shop this weekend - looks like:

    2000AD (sub)
    Judge Dredd Megazine (sub)
    Wonder Woman
    Power Girl
    Hellblazer
    glamourpuss
    R.E.B.E.L.S.
    The Unwritten
    Greek Street
    Batman and Robin
    Madame Xanadu
    Batman Confidential
    DMZ (in trades)

    It's not strictly a comic (by any definition) but Alan Moore's 'collective' magazine Dodgem Logic is now on it's second issue and would certainly be on my 'pull list' if I wasn't ordering it direct (they don't offer subscriptions - yet).
    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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    • #77
      Grrrrr....

      This new Heroic Age Marvel is doing.
      Don`t get me wrong, I like the idea of going back to having good guys and bad guys. What I hate is when a writer says, "Well, I liked it when such-and-such was a bad guy, so I want to ignore the last 10 years of comics and make this character a bad guy again."

      Mainly I am talking about Baron Zemo, one of my favorite characters in comics, the reason Thunderbolts became my favorite comic. Brubaker is turning him back into a nazi, effectively ignoring the character`s long road to redemption that Nicieza told over many years.

      I am not happy about this at all.
      "Self-discipline and self-knowledge are the key. An individual becomes a unique universe, able to move at will through all the scales of the multiverse - potentially able to control the immediate reality of every scale, every encountered environment."
      --Contessa Rose von Bek, Blood part 4, chapter 12

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      • #78
        Yeah, not sure how I'm gonna like the 'heroic' age. I love Wolverine, who's never exactly been a squeaky clean hero. I have really enjoyed the gray area characters, and don't want a bunch of 'Superman' characters at Marvel. It's bad enough they have Scott Summers.

        That said, I really haven't looked forward (in time) to what's coming out (I REALLY need to start picking up Previews, or something). There is, however, one book I have heard about, and I'm thrilled! Just can't wait for: Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine, with Jason Aaron (I believe) writing. If there was one on-going team-up book I'd love to see, it's one with these two together - they just have great chemistry. I'm not sure how long this series is supposed to run, but it's one I'd gladly pick up, even if I have to sacrifice another title or two.


        das

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        • #79
          Captain America Reborn
          The Siege
          The Flash
          Lady Death
          Vampirella
          Lord Warshaw the Unknown

          "Except in dreams, you're never really free." Warren Zevon, Desperados Under the Eaves.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Rothgo View Post
            Just read the first two books of Gّdland - Casey and Scioli. Great fun and a good revisiting of a Kirbesque stylistic without being a dull 60/70s pastiche. The usual issues with what to do with a truly super-powerful hero are clearly there (what excuse this time as to why this rumble didn't end in 1 millisecond?) but its still well worth the read.
            Fun but no must-have.
            'Cept I must now get books three and four...
            It's been quite a wait, but finally Godland Celestial Edition Volume 2 is about to hit the shelves. Pre-order in and soon the wait will be over!

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            • #81
              Picked up some thing I had not heard of before called Mezolith by Ben Haggary and Adam Brockbank for £10.00. Looks a great production. Link below.

              http://www.davidficklingbooks.co.uk/index.asp

              Also found a free PDF version of a French comics zine, which I can get the 'gist' of with my poor french. Definitely worth getting hold of.

              http://www.zoolemag.com/
              Papa was a Rolling Stone......

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              • #82
                http://www.bluewaterprod.com/news/fe...i_thatcher.php

                Papa was a Rolling Stone......

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                • #83
                  Some of the more memorable stuff I've been reading

                  Orc Stain
                  Possibly my favourite of the new comics coming out now. This is great (re)imagining of Orc society and quite possibly the best one I've ever encountered. A great Fantasy comic.

                  Nemesis the Warlock
                  Wow - just wow. I'm keen to get vol. 2 soon.

                  Sparta USA
                  Usually I'm more of an Art person when it comes to comics but in this case the story elevates the somewhat sketchy art in this series. It manages to combine the barmy with the relevant/topical rather well.

                  Criminal
                  Continuing my Ed Brubaker kick I bought all the trades in this series in the space of a couple of weeks. No 3 was perhaps the most impressive. I'm keen to check out the new one.

                  100 Bullets
                  Following from the above I checked out this first volume of this one hoping to get some more noir-ish, pulpy crime comics a la Criminal. Some of the stuff happeining in the panels seems too busy and unnecessary and unrelated to the main story: eg. a helicopter attack on a building in the background (huh?). I rather enjoyed it but I'm not sure if I should stick with the whole series. I'm sure I'll get another couple of volumes though. Any opinions?

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                  • #84
                    My wife is pregnant

                    I have collected all the Elric Comics and graphic novels ..... I am hoping for a son. My youngest daughter is very respectful and loves looking at them them too.. I hope they are in to miniature wargaming and Pen and Paper RPG's as well. Its cheaper than Outward Bound I found out.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Bleddyn View Post
                      I have collected all the Elric Comics and graphic novels ..... I am hoping for a son. My youngest daughter is very respectful and loves looking at them them too.. I hope they are in to miniature wargaming and Pen and Paper RPG's as well. Its cheaper than Outward Bound I found out.
                      My daughter tried the RPG and failed and is on to the outward bound.
                      Papa was a Rolling Stone......

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Pebble View Post
                        Originally posted by Bleddyn View Post
                        I have collected all the Elric Comics and graphic novels ..... I am hoping for a son. My youngest daughter is very respectful and loves looking at them them too.. I hope they are in to miniature wargaming and Pen and Paper RPG's as well. Its cheaper than Outward Bound I found out.
                        My daughter tried the RPG and failed and is on to the outward bound.
                        Outward Bound is still good it instills self relience!

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                        • #87
                          I've just dropped Wonder Woman (from #600), Power Girl (from #12) - both due to changing creators - and Batman Confidential (I dinnae mean to buy it for this long but there were one or two decent stories) but also added the new Zatanna on-going to go alongside my regular Standing Order.

                          The current highlight of the comics month is Peter Milligan's Hellblazer, which has had a very strong run recently - with some v. impressive (and subtle) interior art from Simon Bisley - but which is about to go wildcrazyapeshitman with the return of
                          _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                          _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                          _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                          _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                          • #88
                            Yeah, I just dropped:
                            Uncanny X-Men
                            X-Men Legacy
                            X-Factor
                            New Mutants
                            Guardians of the Galaxy
                            Azrael

                            Which leaves me only with the Thunderbolts.
                            My problem (primarily with Marvel) is that there are too many crossovers. Necrosha was immediately followed by Second Coming, and EVERY X title combines into it. It's like having to collect 8 subscriptions a month to get a single story, which is not what I am after.

                            What happened to the days when comic books were stories where good guys fought bad guys, and you totally freaked out because when there was a guest appearance, you had waited two years for it?

                            So I'm taking a break from comics.
                            "Self-discipline and self-knowledge are the key. An individual becomes a unique universe, able to move at will through all the scales of the multiverse - potentially able to control the immediate reality of every scale, every encountered environment."
                            --Contessa Rose von Bek, Blood part 4, chapter 12

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                            • #89
                              Just finished the final volume of Rex Mundi, which I have really enjoyed. An alternate universe in which the Catholic church rules supreme (reminded me of Luther Arkwright a bit) and where a politician slowly rises to become a Hitler-like demagogue and plunges Europe into war, with lashings of 'Holy Blood and Holy Grail' type conspiracy stuff thrown in for good measure.

                              I have just made a start on the four volumes of Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus, and already I am coming across images and whole issues that I remember from my childhood - but I was never able to collect all of the titles. In those days you were at the mercy of whatever the local newsagent happened to have in stock, and the idea of a collecting consecutive issues of four different titles wasn't possible. So I am finding it hugely nostalgic.

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                              • #90
                                For the past few months I seem to have been accumulating comics without getting round to reading many of them!

                                Anyway, here's my current sort-of-pull-list:
                                • Hellblazer
                                • DMZ
                                • Sweet Tooth
                                • Powers
                                • Casanova
                                • Joe the Barbarian
                                • Love and Rockets (even if it is only annual!)
                                • Bulletproof Coffin
                                • Meta 4 (Ted McKeever)
                                • The Unwritten
                                • Incognito: Bad Influence

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