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Postby daitong » Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:54 pm

I haven't bought one (or a trade) in over a year. I keep abreast of what's going on from Newsarama, CBR, and wiki. It sounds more hokey than ever.

I have been pining for some graphic action though. Not sure about what to do.
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Postby GLX » Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:55 pm

http://www.megatokyo.com

It's free and good.
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Postby Lord Simian » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:27 pm

daitong wrote:I haven't bought one (or a trade) in over a year. I keep abreast of what's going on from Newsarama, CBR, and wiki. It sounds more hokey than ever.

I have been pining for some graphic action though. Not sure about what to do.


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Or go buy some. I myself am, as I've said, no longer buying comics, but I hit my LCS (since it's in the same plaza as my work) every Wednesday for new trades...
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Postby daitong » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:57 pm

There is some stuff I'm curious about (Morrison's Batman, Invincible Iron Man, some other shit I can't remember). But the two events going on sound ridiculous. I guess when you get some distance from regularly reading comics, the storylines begin to sound like so much rubbish. I remember explaining some comic story to a co-worker and it just sounded like the rantings of a retard.

But then the old pang of the monthlies sets in.
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Postby Keb » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:08 am

Morrison's Batman was pretty horrible, so be glad you're not reading it ;)
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Postby L Independant » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:45 am

I haven't bought a monthly since some time during the Meltzer JLA run. I realized that I read it on the way home, walked in the door, and threw it in the recycle bin because I don't collect them. I stopped buying trades because I was giving them to the library after I finished reading them.

I did buy Persepolis from a cool little book shop when I was in Bedford just after New Year's.

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Postby john lewis hawk » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:47 am

Brubaker's Captain America is probably the best thing in comics at the moment. At Marvel, they also have Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and JMS's Thor and both of those have been very good. All three titles have been collected on some level. My favorite title at the moment is Criminal which recently re-started.

I'm not really enjoying DC at the moment but I was really enjoying Blue Beetle. There's three trades of that. I've also heard many good things about Booster Gold, Green Lantern, Checkmate, and Trinity. At Vertigo, they have Jack of Fables and Scalped which have been excellent from the start.

Indie-wise, Image is doing better than the Big Two with Pax Romana, Dynamo 5, Proof, Hawaiian Dick, Casanova, and Fell being really good.

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Postby nietoperz » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:17 am

At the moment Geoff Johns is gold (though I admit that I haven't been reading Action Comics). He's done the impossible in making Hal Jordan interesting again, and Green Lantern and Booster Gold are DC's best books just now. The JSA is really cooking too, with the Gog storyline about to come to a head.

And I really, really enjoyed Final Crisis #1.
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Postby chap22 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:18 am

Immortal Iron Fist is IMO the best thing Marvel's published in a long, LONG time, slightly edging out Bru's Capt. America. i know at least the first arc i in trade already, but you may want to wait and see if they hardcover the whole Bru/Fraction run (it's gonna end at eitheer 15 or 16 issues, i forget). fun story with great art and lots of kung fu chop-sockey ass-kickery.
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Postby GLX » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:20 pm

To buy: Scott Pilgrim, Flight, Runaways, Mary Jane, UncannyX-Men(#500=Bru and Fraction), Tiny Titans, Ultimate Spidey, Simon Dark.
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Postby Keb » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:40 pm

nietoperz wrote:And I really, really enjoyed Final Crisis #1.
And I still haven't read it.

No more mail order comics for me.
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Postby DeadFett » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:45 pm

Marvel's three best books right now are Cap, Iron Fist and Criminal.

DC's best are Green Lantern, Detective(before the Batman RIP nonsense) and JSA. From Vertigo, DMZ kicks all kinds of ass.

I also think Star Wars: Legacy is great along with The Boys.
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Postby Zenguru » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:02 pm

Keb wrote:Morrison's Batman was pretty horrible, so be glad you're not reading it ;)
Says the guy who doesn't like superheroes anyway. I've been reading Morrison's Batman and find it quite enjoyable.

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Postby Keb » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:31 pm

Zenguru wrote:Says the guy who doesn't like superheroes anyway. I've been reading Morrison's Batman and find it quite enjoyable.
I like the Grant Morrison Superhero, I'm a huge fan of Animal Man and I liked his JLA a lot. I just didn't like it, that whole Batman & Son thing made me vomitous and uncomfortable.
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Postby Zenguru » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:42 pm

Keb wrote:I like the Grant Morrison Superhero, I'm a huge fan of Animal Man and I liked his JLA a lot. I just didn't like it, that whole Batman & Son thing made me vomitous and uncomfortable.
I can see that. But at least that story evolved from past elements. It wasn't so hard to believe that Bats and Talia got it on at one point. And I prefer something like that to Joe Quesada's "it was magic."

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