Advertisement

Box-O-Comics

Discuss the latest comic book news and front page articles, read or post your own reviews of comics, and talk about anything comic book related. Threads from the two subforums below will also show up here. News Stand topics can also be read and posted in from The Asylum.

Hey you! Reader! Want to be a part of the GREATEST COMIC BOOK AND GEEK COMMUNITY on the web?! Logged in users see WAY LESS ADS, so why not register? It's fast and it's easy, like your mom! Sign up today! Membership spots are limited!*

*Membership spots not really limited!

Midas
User avatar
cheese
 
Posts: 1192
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:07 pm


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Midas » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:06 pm

Arion wrote:
That Wally Wood tpb must be great.
I've been meaning to get those Marvel Epic collections a try. How is the Iron Man book? Good edition? Good paper?


Cannon is an HC and it is really beautiful. Wood's art is incredible, and he obviously draws really attractive nekkid women. The story is so corny and ridiculous that it's fun. I really like this book.

The Epic collections have been really nice. The paper quality and reproduction is really good and they pack a lot of comics into a very readable and somewhat reasonably priced package. I love that the idea is ultimateyl to collect full runs of the comics in this fashion and I'm all in for that. But not all volumes are going to be the best comics out there. And most of the early Epics are not collecting the best of the best, since I think the plan with the Epic line is to start by filling in the "holes" in what has already been collected elsewhere.

This new Iron Man book apparently collects John Byrne's full run on the character as a writer, with a number of artists including JRJR. I didn't even know this run, which I think spanned some portion of the early 90s, even existed. And 90s comics, including the artistic "style" of the period, are not my favorites. But I haven't read it yet so I don't know if this is any good or not. I'm still reading the first Iron Man Epic Collection, which collects the comics around '82-'83. Again, maybe not the greatest comics but the 80s was the decade I grew up in and began reading comics so I've been really enjoying these stories.

Advertisement

Arion
User avatar
Twenty-Something
 
Posts: 18207
Likes: 15 posts
Liked in: 94 posts
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:53 am
Title: www.artbyarion.blogspot.com


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Arion » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:59 am

Midas wrote:
Cannon is an HC and it is really beautiful. Wood's art is incredible, and he obviously draws really attractive nekkid women. The story is so corny and ridiculous that it's fun. I really like this book.

The Epic collections have been really nice. The paper quality and reproduction is really good and they pack a lot of comics into a very readable and somewhat reasonably priced package. I love that the idea is ultimateyl to collect full runs of the comics in this fashion and I'm all in for that. But not all volumes are going to be the best comics out there. And most of the early Epics are not collecting the best of the best, since I think the plan with the Epic line is to start by filling in the "holes" in what has already been collected elsewhere.

This new Iron Man book apparently collects John Byrne's full run on the character as a writer, with a number of artists including JRJR. I didn't even know this run, which I think spanned some portion of the early 90s, even existed. And 90s comics, including the artistic "style" of the period, are not my favorites. But I haven't read it yet so I don't know if this is any good or not. I'm still reading the first Iron Man Epic Collection, which collects the comics around '82-'83. Again, maybe not the greatest comics but the 80s was the decade I grew up in and began reading comics so I've been really enjoying these stories.


Wally Wood was such a great artist.

Those Epic books sure sound nice! I'm interested in the Iron Man book, especially because of John Byrne. I think I should get it.

nietoperz
User avatar
The Goddamn Bat-min
 
Posts: 42666
Likes: 149 posts
Liked in: 166 posts
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:36 pm
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Title: Forum Manager


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby nietoperz » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:09 am

Got my box. In totally random order:

Silver Surfer #1
Daredevil #1
Black Widow #4
She-Hulk #3
Amazing X-Men #5
All-New X-Men #24
Guardians of the Galaxy #13
Uncanny X-Men #18 & #19
New Warriors #2
Indestructible Hulk #20
Hawkeye #17 & #18
Wolverine and the X-Men #1 & #2
X-Men #12
Avengers Assemble #25
Avengers #27
Avengers World #4
New Avengers #15 & #16
Batman #29
Superman Unchained #6

The last two were a surprise, as I've dropped both books and thought I'd already received my final issues.

I also received:

American Vampire TP Vol 5
Avengers: Absolute Vision TP Vol 2
Wonder Woman HC Vol 4
Thor, God of Thunder HC Vol 3.

Loads of good reading!
Image

Arion
User avatar
Twenty-Something
 
Posts: 18207
Likes: 15 posts
Liked in: 94 posts
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:53 am
Title: www.artbyarion.blogspot.com


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Arion » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:45 pm

nietoperz wrote:Got my box. In totally random order:

Silver Surfer #1
Daredevil #1
Black Widow #4
She-Hulk #3
Amazing X-Men #5
All-New X-Men #24
Guardians of the Galaxy #13
Uncanny X-Men #18 & #19
New Warriors #2
Indestructible Hulk #20
Hawkeye #17 & #18
Wolverine and the X-Men #1 & #2
X-Men #12
Avengers Assemble #25
Avengers #27
Avengers World #4
New Avengers #15 & #16
Batman #29
Superman Unchained #6

The last two were a surprise, as I've dropped both books and thought I'd already received my final issues.

I also received:

American Vampire TP Vol 5
Avengers: Absolute Vision TP Vol 2
Wonder Woman HC Vol 4
Thor, God of Thunder HC Vol 3.

Loads of good reading!


I'll be getting Silver Surfer by the end of the month.

nietoperz
User avatar
The Goddamn Bat-min
 
Posts: 42666
Likes: 149 posts
Liked in: 166 posts
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:36 pm
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Title: Forum Manager


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby nietoperz » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:00 am

Arion wrote:
I'll be getting Silver Surfer by the end of the month.


I enjoyed it. It was a great set-up for the series with, of course, wonderful art. It's also pretty obviously Dan Slott's Doctor Who pitch, but then that's my favourite show, so I don't mind.

Arion
User avatar
Twenty-Something
 
Posts: 18207
Likes: 15 posts
Liked in: 94 posts
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:53 am
Title: www.artbyarion.blogspot.com


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Arion » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:44 pm

nietoperz wrote:
I enjoyed it. It was a great set-up for the series with, of course, wonderful art. It's also pretty obviously Dan Slott's Doctor Who pitch, but then that's my favourite show, so I don't mind.


Well, I'm buying it mainly because of Allred's art, but I'm a huge Doctor Who fan so that's a nice surprise.

Evan Meadow
Motherfucker from Hell
 
Posts: 2605
Likes: 10 posts
Liked in: 3 posts
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:47 am


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Evan Meadow » Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:21 pm

Box got here Wed. I just finally unpacked it tonight:

Bad Blood
Catalyst Comix
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight
Juice Squeezers
Veil
Victories
Action Comics
Batman/Superman Annual
Batwing
Detective Comics
Earth 2
Fairest
Forever Evil
Forever Evil: Arkham War
Green Arrow
Hinterkind
Movement
Scooby-Doo Team Up
Stormwatch
Swamp Thing
Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger
Wild Blue Yonder
Apocalypse Al
Burn The Orphanage
Clone
Darkness: Vicious Traditions
Drumhellar
Invincible Universe
Jupiters Legacy
Revival
Saviors
Secret
Starlight
Tales of Honor
Velvet
She-Hulk
Afterlife With Archie
Archer & Armstrong
Auteur
Day Men
Evil Empire
Green Hornet
Lady Rawhide
Miss Fury
Noir
Quantum & Woody
Rover Red Charlie
Shadow Now
Suicide Risk
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Twilight Zone
Warlord of Mars
Beasts of Burden
Ghost
Star Wars
Star Wars: Lucas Draft
X
Astro City
Batgirl
Batman
Batman: Lil Gotham
Coffin Hill
Constantine
Justice League 3000
Justice League of America
Legends of the Dark Knight
NIghtwing
Royals: Masters of War
Smallville Season 11: Alien
Superboy
Superman/Wonder Woman
City: Mind in the Machine
Indestructible
Monster & Madman
Star Trek
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye
X-Files
X-Files: Conspiracy - Crow
East of West
EGOs
Invincible
Manifest Destiny
Mercenary Sea
Spawn
Walking Dead
Witchblade
Bloodshot & Hard Corps
Chronos Commandos HC
Fathom: Kiani
Grimm: Warlock
Magnus: Robot Fighter
Red Team
Returning
Robocop: Last Stand
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6
Trish Out of Water
Uber
Unity
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Skyman
Star Wars: Darth Vader & Cry of Shadows
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Force War
Strain: The Fall
Animal Man
Batman 66
Batman & Aquaman
Batman Beyond Universe
Batwoman
Birds of Prey
Harley Quinn
Masters of the Universe: Origins of Eternia TP
Red Hood & The Outlaws
Scribblenauts Unmasked: Crisis of Imagination
Suicide Squad
Supergirl
Superman Unchained
Trinity of Sin: Pandora
Unwritten: Apocalypse
Wonder Woman
Artful Daggers: 50 Years Later TP
Edison Rex Vol 2 TP
GI Joe
Illegitimates
Other Dead
Samurai Jack
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Utrom Empire
Transformers: Regeneration One
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Aphrodite IX
Five Ghosts
Fuse
Ghosted
Lazarus
Rocket Girl
Sex Criminals
Sovereign
Ten Grand
Undertow
Zero
Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird
Bad Ass
Curse
Gravel: Combat Magician
Grimm
Harbinger
Legenderry
Letter 44
Nemo: Roses of Berlin HC
Shadow
Shadowman
Sixth Gun
Spider
Wasteland
WWE
X-O Manowar
Previews
Captain Midnight
Massive
Pariah
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
Star Wars: Legacy
Tomb Raider
Vandroid
Adventures of Superman
All Star Western
Aquaman
Batman: Dark Knight
Beware the Batman
Catwoman
DCU vs Masters of the Universe
Fables
Flash
Forever Evil: Argus
Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion
He-Man & Masters of the Universe
Injustice Year Two
Justice League Cereal Mini Comics 5-9
Justice League: Inside the NBA
Justice League Dark
Red Lanterns
Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller
Superman
Talon
Teen Titans
Wake
Worlds' Finest
Batman: Silver Age Newspaper Strips Vol 1 HC
Ghostbusters
GI Joe: Real American Hero
Godzilla: Rulers of Earth
Star Slammers
Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale
Winterworld TP
X-Files: Conspiracy
Alex & Ada
Bounce
Dead Body Road
Deadly Class
Fatale
Krampus
One Hit Wonder
Protectors Inc
Real Heroes
Revenge
Satellite Sam
Sex
Skullkickers
Umbral
Walking Dead
Brilliant
Empire of the Dead
Miracleman
Survive
Ash & Army of Darkness Annual 2014
Bubblegun
Bunker
Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars
Doc Savage
Eternal Warrior
Hacktivist
Legends of Red Sonja
Rachel Rising
Uber Special
Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris
Last edited by Evan Meadow on Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:17 am, edited 1 time in total.

Midas
User avatar
cheese
 
Posts: 1192
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:07 pm


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Midas » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:49 pm

I'm really digging the Gold Key stuff from Dynamite. Maybe even more than the Valiant stuff, which I'm largely still enjoying (though the artwork on the latest Archer and Armstrong was nearly cringe-worthy). I'm really looking forward to Jeff Parker's Flash Gordon series and I'm a little bummed that I missed the Kings Watch miniseries that will lead into it. I'm going to have to pick that up in trade.

Arion
User avatar
Twenty-Something
 
Posts: 18207
Likes: 15 posts
Liked in: 94 posts
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:53 am
Title: www.artbyarion.blogspot.com


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Arion » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:18 pm

Midas wrote:I'm really digging the Gold Key stuff from Dynamite. Maybe even more than the Valiant stuff, which I'm largely still enjoying (though the artwork on the latest Archer and Armstrong was nearly cringe-worthy). I'm really looking forward to Jeff Parker's Flash Gordon series and I'm a little bummed that I missed the Kings Watch miniseries that will lead into it. I'm going to have to pick that up in trade.


What's the Gold Key stuff ? I think I haven't heard about it.

Evan Meadow
Motherfucker from Hell
 
Posts: 2605
Likes: 10 posts
Liked in: 3 posts
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:47 am


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Evan Meadow » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:18 am

Arion wrote:
What's the Gold Key stuff ? I think I haven't heard about it.


He means the Turok, Magnus, Solar, and Doctor Spektor books. They all used to be part of Gold Key before they got popular via Valiant. But because Valiant has never owned them, they're always labeled as the Gold Key characters.

Evan Meadow
Motherfucker from Hell
 
Posts: 2605
Likes: 10 posts
Liked in: 3 posts
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:47 am


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Evan Meadow » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:19 am

Midas wrote:I'm really digging the Gold Key stuff from Dynamite. Maybe even more than the Valiant stuff, which I'm largely still enjoying (though the artwork on the latest Archer and Armstrong was nearly cringe-worthy). I'm really looking forward to Jeff Parker's Flash Gordon series and I'm a little bummed that I missed the Kings Watch miniseries that will lead into it. I'm going to have to pick that up in trade.


Well issue #5 of Kings Watch is out this week. You might be able to find all the issues at cover price still at a LCS.

Arion
User avatar
Twenty-Something
 
Posts: 18207
Likes: 15 posts
Liked in: 94 posts
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:53 am
Title: www.artbyarion.blogspot.com


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Arion » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:26 pm

Evan Meadow wrote:
He means the Turok, Magnus, Solar, and Doctor Spektor books. They all used to be part of Gold Key before they got popular via Valiant. But because Valiant has never owned them, they're always labeled as the Gold Key characters.


Ah, thank you for the explanation.

Midas
User avatar
cheese
 
Posts: 1192
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:07 pm


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Midas » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:44 pm

I might give that a shot... I've been coming around on "single issue" comics lately as a preferred reading format.

Arion
User avatar
Twenty-Something
 
Posts: 18207
Likes: 15 posts
Liked in: 94 posts
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:53 am
Title: www.artbyarion.blogspot.com


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Arion » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:08 pm

Evan Meadow wrote:Box got here Wed. I just finally unpacked it tonight:

Bad Blood
Catalyst Comix
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight
Juice Squeezers
Veil
Victories
Action Comics
Batman/Superman Annual
Batwing
Detective Comics
Earth 2
Fairest
Forever Evil
Forever Evil: Arkham War
Green Arrow
Hinterkind
Movement
Scooby-Doo Team Up
Stormwatch
Swamp Thing
Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger
Wild Blue Yonder
Apocalypse Al
Burn The Orphanage
Clone
Darkness: Vicious Traditions
Drumhellar
Invincible Universe
Jupiters Legacy
Revival
Saviors
Secret
Starlight
Tales of Honor
Velvet
She-Hulk
Afterlife With Archie
Archer & Armstrong
Auteur
Day Men
Evil Empire
Green Hornet
Lady Rawhide
Miss Fury
Noir
Quantum & Woody
Rover Red Charlie
Shadow Now
Suicide Risk
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Twilight Zone
Warlord of Mars
Beasts of Burden
Ghost
Star Wars
Star Wars: Lucas Draft
X
Astro City
Batgirl
Batman
Batman: Lil Gotham
Coffin Hill
Constantine
Justice League 3000
Justice League of America
Legends of the Dark Knight
NIghtwing
Royals: Masters of War
Smallville Season 11: Alien
Superboy
Superman/Wonder Woman
City: Mind in the Machine
Indestructible
Monster & Madman
Star Trek
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye
X-Files
X-Files: Conspiracy - Crow
East of West
EGOs
Invincible
Manifest Destiny
Mercenary Sea
Spawn
Walking Dead
Witchblade
Bloodshot & Hard Corps
Chronos Commandos HC
Fathom: Kiani
Grimm: Warlock
Magnus: Robot Fighter
Red Team
Returning
Robocop: Last Stand
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6
Trish Out of Water
Uber
Unity
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Skyman
Star Wars: Darth Vader & Cry of Shadows
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Force War
Strain: The Fall
Animal Man
Batman 66
Batman & Aquaman
Batman Beyond Universe
Batwoman
Birds of Prey
Harley Quinn
Masters of the Universe: Origins of Eternia TP
Red Hood & The Outlaws
Scribblenauts Unmasked: Crisis of Imagination
Suicide Squad
Supergirl
Superman Unchained
Trinity of Sin: Pandora
Unwritten: Apocalypse
Wonder Woman
Artful Daggers: 50 Years Later TP
Edison Rex Vol 2 TP
GI Joe
Illegitimates
Other Dead
Samurai Jack
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Utrom Empire
Transformers: Regeneration One
Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Aphrodite IX
Five Ghosts
Fuse
Ghosted
Lazarus
Rocket Girl
Sex Criminals
Sovereign
Ten Grand
Undertow
Zero
Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird
Bad Ass
Curse
Gravel: Combat Magician
Grimm
Harbinger
Legenderry
Letter 44
Nemo: Roses of Berlin HC
Shadow
Shadowman
Sixth Gun
Spider
Wasteland
WWE
X-O Manowar
Previews
Captain Midnight
Massive
Pariah
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
Star Wars: Legacy
Tomb Raider
Vandroid
Adventures of Superman
All Star Western
Aquaman
Batman: Dark Knight
Beware the Batman
Catwoman
DCU vs Masters of the Universe
Fables
Flash
Forever Evil: Argus
Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion
He-Man & Masters of the Universe
Injustice Year Two
Justice League Cereal Mini Comics 5-9
Justice League: Inside the NBA
Justice League Dark
Red Lanterns
Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller
Superman
Talon
Teen Titans
Wake
Worlds' Finest
Batman: Silver Age Newspaper Strips Vol 1 HC
Ghostbusters
GI Joe: Real American Hero
Godzilla: Rulers of Earth
Star Slammers
Transformers: Dark Cybertron Finale
Winterworld TP
X-Files: Conspiracy
Alex & Ada
Bounce
Dead Body Road
Deadly Class
Fatale
Krampus
One Hit Wonder
Protectors Inc
Real Heroes
Revenge
Satellite Sam
Sex
Skullkickers
Umbral
Walking Dead
Brilliant
Empire of the Dead
Miracleman
Survive
Ash & Army of Darkness Annual 2014
Bubblegun
Bunker
Dejah Thoris & Green Men of Mars
Doc Savage
Eternal Warrior
Hacktivist
Legends of Red Sonja
Rachel Rising
Uber Special
Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris


We have Miracleman and Jupiter's Legacy in common.

Midas
User avatar
cheese
 
Posts: 1192
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:07 pm


Re: Box-O-Comics

Postby Midas » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:19 pm

It is nearly impossible not to have at least *something* in common with Evan! :)

leave a comment with facebook

PreviousNext

Return to The News Stand



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: FaceBook [Linkcheck] and 74 guests

Advertisement