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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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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:31 pm

misac wrote:
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.


I feel like the paper in those Swamp Thing trades is too... cheap. I don't know, I wish they would have used the Camelot 3000 paper. By the way, I re-read it before giving the tpb to a friend.

I’ll take your Busiek/Nord Conan and raise you Thomas/Windsor-Smith. That’s the best Conan ever!

Meanwhile, speaking of graphic novels I've been rearranging my comic book collection:

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It looks OK now, but I still have to decide where to put some of the new stuff I've bought in recent months.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:41 pm

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I liked the first story about the Sherlock Holmes analogue who has to go to remedial school, the other 2 not as much.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:34 pm

The Invisibles vols. 4-6: Bloody Hell in America, Counting to None and Kissing Mr. Quimper

The second volume of this series is a lot less engaging in some aspects because of its attempt to really mind fuck everyone. I'm not sure but isn't this around the time Morrison for the staph infection? It does deal almost too heavily with infectious ideas and there are some pretty fucked up things happening. The art for the first two books is fantastic and fluid. Phil Jimenez was made to draw this book. Too bad he didn't stay. I don't know why but the end of this series and subsequent hiatus and reshuffling of the team etc. all just felt so necessary. I'm so glad Boy got written out.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby TimH » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:55 am

The Hellboy BPRD series (courtesy of the county library system).

And, Otoyomegatari (Bride's Story) by Kaoru Mori.

Hey, screw you. Mori's art is detailed and fantastic. And, I need to improve my skill at drawing fabric. She's the best.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:09 pm

The Invisibles vol. 7: Invisbile Kingdom

Was reading this last night and feeling really sick. I think it made me feel sicker. There are again some great ideas and stuff.

Ugh I feel so sick I cna't finish

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:13 pm

What the hell did you catch in that institute of higher germing?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby TimH » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:00 pm

Keb wrote:The Invisibles vol. 7: Invisbile Kingdom

Was reading this last night and feeling really sick. I think it made me feel sicker. There are again some great ideas and stuff.

Ugh I feel so sick I cna't finish


It was causing you moral revulsion?

Or are you allergic to the ink and high-gloss paper combo?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:33 pm

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If you haven't read RASL yet, now would be a good time. The new hardcover collection has been expertly colored by Steve Hamaker, with parts re-written by author and artist Jeff Smith. After listening to a long talk between Smith and Tom Spurgeon the other day, it was actually while chatting with Smith later that he mentioned much of the material had been reworked for the new Cartoon Books HC release, (which I had already bought and had signed but was even more excited to read again having heard that).

It was a great read in single issues, but I have to say the new book is definitely the best way to read it.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:25 pm

TimH wrote:
It was causing you moral revulsion?

Or are you allergic to the ink and high-gloss paper combo?


I'm immoral enough to be immune.
And invulnerable to all ink / paper combos.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:41 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:What the hell did you catch in that institute of higher germing?

Shift in weather plus a lack of rest/relaxation this weekend plus stress from having to write papers and read the WORST textbook ever created (seriously, it's like it was written by a person in a bubble specifically for people in bubbles) plus I'm trying to link with this girl and that's not working out too well so far.

No recovery.

The third volume was good though. Glad that Morrison tied up all that Moonchild nonsense. I love that final issue so much.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:53 am

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:32 pm

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Oh, I should read this one.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:50 pm

Arion wrote:
Oh, I should read this one.


It's kind of disappointing, DC really made it so the story fizzled out.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby LobsterJ » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:12 pm

Punchy wrote:
It's kind of disappointing, DC really made it so the story fizzled out.


And Kirby was definitely fading as an artist by the time he got around to drawing "The Hunger Dogs" graphic novel.

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