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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:52 am

Victorian Squid wrote:
I get them from a distributor, but here is Ben Urkowitz's TUMBLR site is that what you mean?

http://b-m-f-u.tumblr.com/

If you can't find them let me know, maybe I can mail you a set as they don't weigh much at all.

How much do you think? I can always PayPal you.

I did move though. Across the continent.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:59 am

Invisibles vols 2 and 3: Apocalpstick and Entropy in the UK.

Read them in one sitting so I'll review them together. Reminded me why I love and hate the series. Mostly love the fact that there's so much going on but hate some of the stories. I love that story about the soldier but hated the story about Boy. Jiminez is fantastic on his three issue arc and steals the show. Jill Thompson is also great. I loved that story about Lord Fanny the most because it's so full of everything. While I think this series sometimes suffers shit plots at the expense of idea overload, the first volume of this series really says a lot with a great overall narrative.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:00 am

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It was :D

The lads I went with were lame and wanted to go home quite early on in the Night, so didn't get to mix with many of them :( I didn't want to stay out on my own, not knowing anyone.

Hoping they won't do the same this Year.


Me and my friends go to Thought Bubble and the party every year, if you want to hang out, give me a PM nearer to the event.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Pizza Dog » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:35 am

Punchy wrote:
Me and my friends go to Thought Bubble and the party every year, if you want to hang out, give me a PM nearer to the event.


Sure will. Thanks :D
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby GHERU » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:53 am

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:23 am

Keb wrote:How much do you think? I can always PayPal you.

I did move though. Across the continent.


Don't worry about it, just PM me your new address and I'll send you #1 & 2.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:30 pm

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Yeah, I was close to staying by myself but a young girl alone in the City on a Saturday night is a tad risky.

NYCC would be a great one to go to as your first. I'd love to go to a Comic Con in America at some point. Majorly jealous. 8)


I'm dreaming about it. I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby misac » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:29 pm

Here’s some stuff I read in recent weeks…

Conan v.13: Queen of the Black Coast – Brian Wood’s first arc since the relaunch. It was pretty good, I liked it. It’s kind of weird though, it’s a relaunch but the trade numbering continues the previous series. And Conan seemed younger, like maybe in his early 20s.

Art was great. I was really looking forward to Becky Cloonan and was kind of pissed she only did half the trade. But the guy that did the second half was really good. Had some of the best panels; Belit is in disguise in some fancy outfit and she kills some dudes and she’s covered in blood. And the other one with Conan cutting a guy across the torso taking hands and all, and there were bits of armor flying around. I think this guy stole the show. Also Conan beheads a bunch of dudes.


Camelot 3000 – King Arthur reawakens in the year 3000 to fight an alien invasion. What more do you need? Anyway, it’s really good and kind of dark. There’s a little humor with Arthur dealing with the future but he adapts pretty quick, he’s pretty badass.

Brian Bolland on art so you know it was great. I especially liked closeups on faces. And the outfits were totally 80s, love it.


Dungeons & Dragons v.3: Down – Seems this is the last trade. My favorite so far, story centered around one of my favorite characters so the story takes place in a dwarf city.


GODZILLA: Half Century War – Got this based on The Enthusiast review and I’m glad I did. Guy fights Godzilla for 50 years!

Each issue takes place in a different decade and I think a different movie, for sure the first issue takes place in the first movie. Really made me want to see some movies and pick up the comic. I’m really late on the IDW licensed comics. I’ve started TMNT, D&D, and now Godzilla. Don’t know where to start with G.I. Joe but I got the first issue of the Star Trek movieverse comic

Really liked the art, I think it’s the dude that did Orc Strain. The people were kind of cartoony (not a bad thing) but the monsters looked great! Especially when Godzilla was shooting fire! It also had an epic feel to it, I don’t think the movies really capture the massiveness of these guys and all the damage they cause.


Jack Kirby’s O.M.A.C. – Not as good an idea as the Eternals or cool characters as the New Gods but it’s still really fun. The first cover and page were super creepy.

Art was amazing! I know some people say Kirby’s overrated but I think I’ve been appreciating him enough. Each issue had these two page spreads that were so great. My favorite was OMAC tackling a bunch of soldiers. I’m going to have to get the Demon trade sometime soon, in the meantime I think I’m going to read his Black Panther soon, I have them on hand.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby LobsterJ » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:26 pm

Read DC: New Frontier vol 1. I know some people wet themselves over Darwyn Cooke but I find him to be a pretty big snooze.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:20 pm

Rumbling Chapter 2 by Kevin Huizenga

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Very intriguing, hope there's another installment soon. Huizenga is a brilliant cartoonist.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby LobsterJ » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:02 am

Read the big deluxe edition of "Solo" series that just came out. Some great artists, but kind of underscores the fact that most of the time good artists aren't great writers. Also, Damion Scott's issue was terrible. And Brendan McCarthys.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Pizza Dog » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:16 pm

Young Marvel: Little X-Men, Little Avengers, Big Trouble.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:05 pm

misac wrote:Here’s some stuff I read in recent weeks…

Conan v.13: Queen of the Black Coast – Brian Wood’s first arc since the relaunch. It was pretty good, I liked it. It’s kind of weird though, it’s a relaunch but the trade numbering continues the previous series. And Conan seemed younger, like maybe in his early 20s.

Art was great. I was really looking forward to Becky Cloonan and was kind of pissed she only did half the trade. But the guy that did the second half was really good. Had some of the best panels; Belit is in disguise in some fancy outfit and she kills some dudes and she’s covered in blood. And the other one with Conan cutting a guy across the torso taking hands and all, and there were bits of armor flying around. I think this guy stole the show. Also Conan beheads a bunch of dudes.


Camelot 3000 – King Arthur reawakens in the year 3000 to fight an alien invasion. What more do you need? Anyway, it’s really good and kind of dark. There’s a little humor with Arthur dealing with the future but he adapts pretty quick, he’s pretty badass.

Brian Bolland on art so you know it was great. I especially liked closeups on faces. And the outfits were totally 80s, love it.


Dungeons & Dragons v.3: Down – Seems this is the last trade. My favorite so far, story centered around one of my favorite characters so the story takes place in a dwarf city.


GODZILLA: Half Century War – Got this based on The Enthusiast review and I’m glad I did. Guy fights Godzilla for 50 years!

Each issue takes place in a different decade and I think a different movie, for sure the first issue takes place in the first movie. Really made me want to see some movies and pick up the comic. I’m really late on the IDW licensed comics. I’ve started TMNT, D&D, and now Godzilla. Don’t know where to start with G.I. Joe but I got the first issue of the Star Trek movieverse comic

Really liked the art, I think it’s the dude that did Orc Strain. The people were kind of cartoony (not a bad thing) but the monsters looked great! Especially when Godzilla was shooting fire! It also had an epic feel to it, I don’t think the movies really capture the massiveness of these guys and all the damage they cause.


Jack Kirby’s O.M.A.C. – Not as good an idea as the Eternals or cool characters as the New Gods but it’s still really fun. The first cover and page were super creepy.

Art was amazing! I know some people say Kirby’s overrated but I think I’ve been appreciating him enough. Each issue had these two page spreads that were so great. My favorite was OMAC tackling a bunch of soldiers. I’m going to have to get the Demon trade sometime soon, in the meantime I think I’m going to read his Black Panther soon, I have them on hand.


Did you get the new Camelot 3000 trade? It had much better paper than the Swamp Thing tpbs. I love Bolland, and it's great to see him illustrating 12 full issues. I wish he would do more interior work.

I have a problem with Wood's Conan, if you've read the original Roy Thomas / John Buscema run, it'd be hard to find something that can be compared to it. I didn't enjoy Cloonan's art, she even draws a bottle that looks identical to a Johnnie Walker bottle (that's on the first issue). Now we all know that the shape of those bottles were only possible as a result of the industrialization process of the 19th century. No bottles like that could exist on the Hyborean age.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby misac » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:32 pm

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Did you get the new Camelot 3000 trade? It had much better paper than the Swamp Thing tpbs. I love Bolland, and it's great to see him illustrating 12 full issues. I wish he would do more interior work.

I have a problem with Wood's Conan, if you've read the original Roy Thomas / John Buscema run, it'd be hard to find something that can be compared to it. I didn't enjoy Cloonan's art, she even draws a bottle that looks identical to a Johnnie Walker bottle (that's on the first issue). Now we all know that the shape of those bottles were only possible as a result of the industrialization process of the 19th century. No bottles like that could exist on the Hyborean age.


Yeah, it just came out. I like the paper in the Swamp Thing trades, the Fourth World hardcovers have it too.

I’ll take your Thomas/Buscema Conan and raise you Busiek/Nord. :-D That’s the best Conan for me.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby misac » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:34 pm

Fantastic Four: New Departures, New Arrivals – I really liked this but Reed keeping secrets again (that’s pretty much what Hickman started with) and them losing their powers was eye rolly. I do like the “Lost in Space(/Time) idea.

The FF half I enjoyed much more. It was a fun mix of characters and Mike Allred on art just adds another hundred layers of fun. I liked that he didn’t overdo it with Medusa being above it all, she got right into super heroing. In her PJs even. :D

One thing that bothered me about FF was that the Fantastic Four are looking for replacements cause it’s so important for there to be a replacement team in their absence and the get a pop star to sub for one of them. WTF? I like Ms. Thing an all but storywise it doesn’t make sense. I did love the Yancy Street Gang pranking her. I don’t think I’ve ever read the word dummy so many times in a comic. :D Loving Scott Lang in this, the prologue with him and Cassie was really sweet.

Art was great of course! Mostly cause of Allred, his art automatically puts a smile on my face. Bagley was mostly good, I like how he draws the Thing.
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