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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:02 am

Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman vol. 5 - YEAH! That shit was DOPE! Was awesome when all that shit went down. I really enjoyed the Johnny Storm backup story in the Negative Zone. The art was, as usual, really good. I really like Steve Epting's work. Liked the back-up features, especially the one about Franklin.Kinda figured that they white guy was going to be his future self. Also had no clue as to what was going on in the last issue until I read...

FF vol. 3 - I enjoyed this a whole lot more than the other FF books. Seems like this series really found its voice dealing with the kids. The artist on the first part was kind of yucky and I found it hard to tell characters apart a lot of the time. Like I wasn't sure half the time if the blond kid was Alex Power or Franklin. Still, I liked the story, especially the part where they go to the council chambers and Doom fights the Celestials. I liked the ending well enough too.


Going out later to buy some new comics.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby theflyingwaffle » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:36 pm

My order for "Saga" just came in, so I'm going to be picking it up today.

As a side note, I read "The Manhattan Projects" vol. 1 and I liked it. It has a very bizarre storyline, but in a good way.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:41 pm

I'm glad to see many people trying Manhattan Projects, it's one of the best monthlies out there.

I hope everyone remembered to get East Of West today too.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:33 pm

I,m wating for my MP tpb to.arrive. I bought the hype, lets hope its half as good as people been saying it is.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:35 pm

Just finished the.goon volume 1. Very cool and fun book.

Started skullkickers vol 2. Só far só.good.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:10 pm

Back from the used book store with:

Joe the Barbarian
Wolverine & the X-Men vol 3
SHIELD vol 1

I also have Pax Romana to read. But first I need a nap.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby theflyingwaffle » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:47 pm

Just finished reading "Saga" vol. 1. Really cool concept. Thanks Keb for the recommendation for that one!

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby misac » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:24 pm

Keb wrote:Back from the used book store with:

Joe the Barbarian
Wolverine & the X-Men vol 3
SHIELD vol 1

I also have Pax Romana to read. But first I need a nap.


Wasn't Shield voted down? :P
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:31 pm

Keb wrote:Back from the used book store with:

Joe the Barbarian
Wolverine & the X-Men vol 3
SHIELD vol 1

I also have Pax Romana to read. But first I need a nap.


Well, one out of four's not bad, I guess...they can't all be winners.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:01 pm

Keb wrote:Back from the used book store with:

Joe the Barbarian
Wolverine & the X-Men vol 3
SHIELD vol 1

I also have Pax Romana to read. But first I need a nap.


Joe is really great. Aw for the rest, well enjoy ;-)w

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:02 pm

Keb wrote:Back from the used book store with:

Joe the Barbarian
Wolverine & the X-Men vol 3
SHIELD vol 1

I also have Pax Romana to read. But first I need a nap.


Joe is really great. Aw for the rest, well enjoy ;-)w

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:03 pm

theflyingwaffle wrote:Just finished reading "Saga" vol. 1. Really cool concept. Thanks Keb for the recommendation for that one!


It is awesome, TV head guy sex and All.B-)

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:13 pm

theflyingwaffle wrote:Just finished reading "Saga" vol. 1. Really cool concept. Thanks Keb for the recommendation for that one!

N/P. Glad you got some good ones.

misac wrote:
Wasn't Shield voted down? :P


Yeah but it was cheap. :-D

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:57 pm

Pax Romana was pretty cool. I will say it right now and you all can disagree but Hickman's art is weak! It's so static that I felt like I was reading a children's book for adults. The color palettes and watercolors and excessive use of white space really put me off. Nothing about the art jumped out at me. I might pass the Nightly News over now because of it. I do like that he did everything though. That problem with the atthen led me to feel like I was just reading a story told entirely through dialogue. That's okay because it works here. The ideas are so radical that they become believable, like it could happen. I have a few questions about things but I'm not really sure if they can get answered. I liked the framing narrative too and it could partially be the reason why it feels so childish.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby theflyingwaffle » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:46 pm

covalesky wrote:
It is awesome, TV head guy sex and All.B-)


Haha no one gave me a heads up about that... it kind of took me by surprise. Truthfully, I think there was a lot of sexual content the book could've done without, but the story and concept were good enough that I was willing to overlook it.

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