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The Old Doctor

A Damn Cuddly Beast

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:54 pm

The Maxx is not worth it. Not much of an actual story at all.

Youngblood... the Alan Moore written issues are worth it.

The Liefeld stuff was okay back in the day to kill time. Nice concepts, not bad characters. Poor to horrible execution of story... often left wondering if there was one. It was like reading a comic that a 7 year old with an attention deficit wrote. Then there was the artwork. Some good funky stuff to some amazing stuff by passing artists like Dave Johnnson... and Liefeld's magic work.
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The Old Doctor

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Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:58 pm

GiveWarAChance wrote:I unfortunately read them all. My brother used to buy all that crap and he handed them all down to me. Man, I love me some Vanguard and Codename: Strykeforce.


The stuff from Top Cow and Wildstorm aka Aegis Entertainment back then was worth if for the artwork and compared to the rest of image - story. Larsen's stuff was not bad too back then.

I always broke Image up as smaller groups based on the studios.

Codename: Strykeforce was slick. That and Weapon Zero were the prettiest books to come out a regular (LOL!!!) basis from Top Cow. IMO.
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GiveWarAChance

Fagorstorm

Postby GiveWarAChance » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:04 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:
The stuff from Top Cow and Wildstorm aka Aegis Entertainment back then was worth if for the artwork and compared to the rest of image - story. Larsen's stuff was not bad too back then.

I always broke Image up as smaller groups based on the studios.

Codename: Strykeforce was slick. That and Weapon Zero were the prettiest books to come out a regular (LOL!!!) basis from Top Cow. IMO.

Yeah, most of the Top Cow stuff was nice to look at. A lot of Image books were nice to look at. It's hard to remember any of the story lines though. Savage Dragon was my favorite Image comic book back then and I'm still reading it to this day.
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The Old Doctor

A Damn Cuddly Beast

Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:20 pm

GiveWarAChance wrote:Yeah, most of the Top Cow stuff was nice to look at. A lot of Image books were nice to look at. It's hard to remember any of the story lines though. Savage Dragon was my favorite Image comic book back then and I'm still reading it to this day.


True! But given that they were all created by artists known only for drawing comics and not writing them... kind of says it.

But Alan Moore did do some writing and as a result, they had good stuff (1963, WildCATs). Same with the Warren Ellis stuff like Stormwatch. It was with Stormwatch that I got a friend hooked on Ellis work.
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GiveWarAChance

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Postby GiveWarAChance » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:29 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:
True! But given that they were all created by artists known only for drawing comics and not writing them... kind of says it.

But Alan Moore did do some writing and as a result, they had good stuff (1963, WildCATs). Same with the Warren Ellis stuff like Stormwatch. It was with Stormwatch that I got a friend hooked on Ellis work.

Alan Moore and Travis Charest on WildCATs was pretty damn good. Before they came on board Jim Lee was the only reason to pick up that book.

I used to love that Dale Keown used to take a good 6-8 months to come out with each issue of Pitt but he could put out the Incredible Hulk pretty much monthly.
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The Old Doctor

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Postby The Old Doctor » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:37 pm

GiveWarAChance wrote:Alan Moore and Travis Charest on WildCATs was pretty damn good. Before they came on board Jim Lee was the only reason to pick up that book.

I used to love that Dale Keown used to take a good 6-8 months to come out with each issue of Pitt but he could put out the Incredible Hulk pretty much monthly.


Yeah, Lee' art has always been pretty and worth it. But there was nearly no story really going on at that point.

Dale Keown explained that a couple of times in interviews. Pitt #1 along with what money he made from Hulk as a "star" made him rich. So he flaked off buying guitars, a home and lazying about. Similar happened to Madureira and Campbell after they made their million or so. Add to that, they also really just wanted into the video game biz. Keown, I think said he preferred chasing being a rock band member then not.

Image was interesting in how many artists that worked at Wildstorm, Extreme and Top Cow went on to animation and videogames... film doing storyboards or concept art.
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GiveWarAChance

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Postby GiveWarAChance » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:51 pm

I'm still waiting on Campbell's Spider-Man project. Or is he still waiting to put out the third issue of Wildsiderz before he starts it?
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GHERU

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Postby GHERU » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:03 pm

the Maxx is epic

without it I might not have kept with comics as a hobby
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GiveWarAChance

Fagorstorm

Postby GiveWarAChance » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:52 am

I was thinking about picking up the Man-Thing omnibus. How are those early Man-Thing comic books from vol. 1 and 2? It also contains Fear 10-19, Giant Size Man-Thing 1-5, Savage Tales 1, Astonishing Tales 12-13, Monsters Unleashed 5, 8-9, etc... I haven't read a single issue in the omnibus. Is it worth picking up for $48?
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:44 pm

What's the original retail on it?

$48 is a good price if the original retail is >$100
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GiveWarAChance

Fagorstorm

Postby GiveWarAChance » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:31 pm

Keb wrote:What's the original retail on it?

$48 is a good price if the original retail is >$100

$125 is the retail price. It was listed on ebay for $48 brand new. I just went ahead and bought it.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:37 pm

At the very least, the omnibus editions look really nice on a shelf and can sometimes make excellent defensive weapons.

edit: or weights for lifting, bro.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:40 am

GHERU wrote:the Maxx is epic

without it I might not have kept with comics as a hobby

This.
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punkJD

Whippersnapper

Postby punkJD » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:43 pm

Of the comic book series where deadpool appears what's the best?

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Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:54 pm

punkJD wrote:Of the comic book series where deadpool appears what's the best?

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I hear nothing but good things about the Gail Simone and Joe Kelly stuff but I haven't read it. The current volume is good, I also recommend Deadpool Max by Kyle Baker and Vol. of Uncanny X-force.

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