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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Mon May 06, 2013 2:34 pm

Keb wrote:One of them said "Hey (my first name), good book." Another said "I like this movie." Obviously he kept it clean. That was weird because he probably would have written some weird inside joke on it.


Oh, I thought he would write some dirty jokes...

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby misac » Mon May 06, 2013 5:11 pm

Keb wrote:Yeah I returned it with no questions asked. Then I made a Ricky Martin joke and we all laughed. It was harmonious!

Have you tried Elephantmen or Hack/Slash from Image?

Why not try the first Sandman trade?

If you do plan on tracking down the Kirby Cap, try going for the paperbacks. I got all three for like $8 a piece. Much cheaper than the omnibus.

I wish I had a recliner. I tried reading on a chez lounger or whatever the fuck it's call and ended up just lying down and then I started falling asleep. Then I tried reading on the balcony in a muskoka chair and that was really uncomfortable.


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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby misac » Mon May 06, 2013 5:14 pm

covalesky wrote:I wasn't reading anything, but today I got 9 books in the mail :)

3 of them I have to return to amazon, and one I already had (i wanted the second volume, but ordered the first again ----- dumbass me).

SOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo that makes 5 good books to read. Its going to be a fun couple of weeks.

I think I'll start with Punk Rock Jesus.


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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby misac » Mon May 06, 2013 5:23 pm

Wolverine and the X-men v.2 – I liked it but I’m mostly going to complain. :P

I really dislike Idie and Kid Gladiator, so far just one note characters. I do like KG’s bodyguard. Can’t they just kill off Idie already? Also hate Angel’s new characterization.

Still can’t get into the new Hellfire Club, seems ridiculous to me.

Really liked Kid Omega, especially when he’s hanging around Logan.

Art was ok, I like how Nick Bradshaw draws Wolverine and Beast. But he was bad at drawing Kid Omega, more specifically his glasses. They always look too big for his head.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Mon May 06, 2013 9:13 pm

misac wrote:
You like Hack/Slash?

Sometimes. I have the first two omnibus editions. Haven't got around to reading the others.

misac wrote:Wolverine and the X-men v.2 – I liked it but I’m mostly going to complain. :P

I really dislike Idie and Kid Gladiator, so far just one note characters. I do like KG’s bodyguard. Can’t they just kill off Idie already? Also hate Angel’s new characterization.

Still can’t get into the new Hellfire Club, seems ridiculous to me.

Really liked Kid Omega, especially when he’s hanging around Logan.

Art was ok, I like how Nick Bradshaw draws Wolverine and Beast. But he was bad at drawing Kid Omega, more specifically his glasses. They always look too big for his head.


Spoilers but: Kid Gladiator is gone as of AvX. Warbird remains though. Angel's new characterization will last only a little longer. Idie more or less remains the same. There's a really good AvX tie-in with the Hellfire Club.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Tue May 07, 2013 3:41 am

misac wrote:
Name names, what'd you get?


Happy, Punk Rock Jesus, Oz Road to Oz, Judge Dredd Origins and skullkickers vol 3.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Tue May 07, 2013 3:46 am

misac wrote:Wolverine and the X-men v.2 – I liked it but I’m mostly going to complain. :P

I really dislike Idie and Kid Gladiator, so far just one note characters. I do like KG’s bodyguard. Can’t they just kill off Idie already? Also hate Angel’s new characterization.

Still can’t get into the new Hellfire Club, seems ridiculous to me.

Really liked Kid Omega, especially when he’s hanging around Logan.

Art was ok, I like how Nick Bradshaw draws Wolverine and Beast. But he was bad at drawing Kid Omega, more specifically his glasses. They always look too big for his head.


Vol 2 is really cool but Vol 3 sucks ass. Those AVX tie-ins break the flow of the book.

I actually like the Kid Omega design. It has that British Punk Rock feel to it.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Tue May 07, 2013 11:10 am

misac wrote:
You like Hack/Slash?


I really like Hack/Slash.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Tue May 07, 2013 9:44 pm

Captain America: Scourge of the Underworld by Mark Gruenwald & friends

I have one last issue/chapter to go (the final issue of the U.S.Agent mini) but I might as well get this in now. This shit is pretty brutal. I don't know if it's because it's all broken up and a lot of it is just fragments from other comics where story-related stuff happened or if it's because it just feels like Gruenwald is making this shit up as he goes along. I did like the beginning and the idea of small scenes in other comics building up to a larger conclusion in the Cap comic was well executed. I kind of wish that those went on longer or crossed over into more issues and the thing climaxed in Cap 320 and ended. After that it just seemed like the Scourge thing was just being used as filler until the U.S.Agent mini. Here it almost feels like Gruenwald is just tying up the loose end because he has to. It's forced. Art is okay, typical run-of-the-mill 80s stuff. There's a pretty good issue of Marvel Fanfare drawn by Byrne in splash pages as well as some good Paul Neary/Denis Jahnke stuff in the beginning. The U.S.Agent mini does nothing for me though. Overall, I don't recommend this.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Wed May 08, 2013 11:29 am

covalesky wrote:
Happy, Punk Rock Jesus, Oz Road to Oz, Judge Dredd Origins and skullkickers vol 3.


Did you get Judge Dredd Origins? Oh my! Did I have something to do with it?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Wed May 08, 2013 1:01 pm

Arion wrote:
Did you get Judge Dredd Origins? Oh my! Did I have something to do with it?


I told you in your blog that I wold buy it.

The book is poorly printed, badly cut pages and such. But I do have high hopes for the story, and its your fault.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Wed May 08, 2013 2:02 pm

Picked up Landry Walker and Eric Jone's Danger Club vol. 1 today. I haven't had a chance to read any of it yet but the art looks amazing.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Wed May 08, 2013 3:17 pm

Grayson wrote:Picked up Landry Walker and Eric Jone's Danger Club vol. 1 today. I haven't had a chance to read any of it yet but the art looks amazing.


Good choice. Excellent world-building and characterization, unlike most superhero-themed comics you actually feel there's a lot at stake when the shit hits the fan. There's a real sense of urgency when you know some or all of these young heroes may not survive. Plus, Kid Vigilante is just bad ass. He's like the kid in Miller's ASBAR after 5 years in the trenches.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Wed May 08, 2013 3:27 pm

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I told you in your blog that I wold buy it.

The book is poorly printed, badly cut pages and such. But I do have high hopes for the story, and its your fault.


Did you get the same edition I have?
Anyway, even a poor edition can't prevent you from enjoying it.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Wed May 08, 2013 3:37 pm

Arion wrote:
Did you get the same edition I have?
Anyway, even a poor edition can't prevent you from enjoying it.


I got One edition. I wasn't aware there were more than One :smile:

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