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misac

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Postby misac » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:20 pm

Keb wrote:So today I got a book in the mail (Hickman F4 v3) and that shit full out hand puncture marks in it. Took it to the store right away. Now I have to wait for the replacement.


I was going to read that but I was totally lost what I started. I think Fantastic Four v.5 comes before FF v.3. I would have checked but it was late and just went to sleep instead.
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Grayson

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Postby Grayson » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:17 pm

Should I pick up the first volume of The Massive if my LCS has a copy this week?

comicsareblood

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Postby comicsareblood » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:48 pm

This is a great thread.
There's SO much I need to buy.
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:55 pm

comicsareblood wrote:This is a great thread.
There's SO much I need to buy.


Welcome to the Outhouse! Hope you survive the experience!
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covalesky

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Postby covalesky » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:31 am

Grayson wrote:Should I pick up the first volume of The Massive if my LCS has a copy this week?


Yes, then review it for us here.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:45 am

So, I'm currently preparing a PhD proposal which involves Promethea and The Invisibles, so I'm re-reading those books right now. I'd forgotten how much I loved The Invisibles in particular.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:41 am

nietoperz wrote:So, I'm currently preparing a PhD proposal which involves Promethea and The Invisibles, so I'm re-reading those books right now. I'd forgotten how much I loved The Invisibles in particular.

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good luck
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:43 am

misac wrote:
I was going to read that but I was totally lost what I started. I think Fantastic Four v.5 comes before FF v.3. I would have checked but it was late and just went to sleep instead.

Yeah it's like Fantastic Four vols 1-4 then it becomes FF for vols 1-2, then it splits off in two with F4 vol 5 and FF vol 3 or something.

I bought F4 1-4 and FF 1-2 and will probably buy the rest later.
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Arion

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Postby Arion » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:23 am

Grayson wrote:Should I pick up the first volume of The Massive if my LCS has a copy this week?


A friend of mine bought the first 8 issues and I read them. I didn't like them. Why?

Because while the artist of the first arc wasn't anything special he still had some good moments, the current artist is kind of bad. Besides, the story is moving so slowly that gives a whole new meaning to the term 'decompression'.

Wood has put a lot of thought into the series, he has created a world with lots of thing in it, and that's good, but he hasn't worried about creating characters. So basically you get a book about interesting ideas and concepts regarding an alternate future and that's it. For a reader to feel engaged into the story you need characters, you need a certain level of emotion. Or else it just feels like you're reading an awfully boring academic paper. And believe me, in my university I've read so many of them that I got sick and bored to death of this kind of stuff.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:52 pm

Just finished re-reading Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. for the thirteenth time. Always fun. I get a real kick out of Elsa Bloodstone's flashbacks to childhood.
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Arion

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Postby Arion » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:57 pm

nietoperz wrote:So, I'm currently preparing a PhD proposal which involves Promethea and The Invisibles, so I'm re-reading those books right now. I'd forgotten how much I loved The Invisibles in particular.


That's amazing, my university would never accept comics for a PhD proposal.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:10 pm

Keb wrote: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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good luck


Would you believe Promethea, The Invisibles, The Vampire Lestat and Buffy The Vampire Slayer? No guarantee I get accepted, but I've got a pretty good shot.

Either way, the Masters thesis I'm working on is about Sandman. 8)
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:22 pm

nietoperz wrote:
Would you believe Promethea, The Invisibles, The Vampire Lestat and Buffy The Vampire Slayer? No guarantee I get accepted, but I've got a pretty good shot.

Either way, the Masters thesis I'm working on is about Sandman. 8)

Promethea alone is pretty dense and full of stuff, so I don't see how anyone could pass it up. It's my favourite comic of all time ever. Invisibles is just as packed. I re-read it last fall but I didn't enjoy it as much. Kind of felt like I grew out of it.

We chatted about the Sandman thesis a year ago or so. I don't remember if it was here or Facebook. How is that going?
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theflyingwaffle

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Postby theflyingwaffle » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:55 pm

I'm actually interested in picking up a new graphic novel or 2 (there is a small comic book store near my house). Any recommendations for me?
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:10 pm

theflyingwaffle wrote:I'm actually interested in picking up a new graphic novel or 2 (there is a small comic book store near my house). Any recommendations for me?

Saga vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Hawkeye vol. 1 by Matt Fraction & David Aja et. al

Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Pitarra

Those are my three favorites and the good thing is that they're all fairly recent so if you like the series you can always hunt down back issues fairly easily.

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