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Postby Zero » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:46 am

Hey guys, remember when I bought that copy of Ultimate Spiderman #1? Maaan, that felt like forever ago... Image

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Postby nietoperz » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:49 am

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Postby Shady » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:34 am

I have the original of this and it is a great read...love it

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Postby Shady » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:36 am

nietoperz wrote:It's aged better than DKR, that's for sure. Year One is still #1 in my eyes, though...


QFT and I agree with you on Year One.

I think DKR would have been better if someone other than Miller drew the book. I hate his art in that mini, i liked his Marvel work more. I prefer his writing more.

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Postby john lewis hawk » Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:51 pm

You know, I never understood the praise for Batman: Year One. It's a decent story with some pretty good art but I don't see what else is there. You guys mind explaining why you like it?

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Postby Keb » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:35 pm

L'Indépendant wrote:Have you been fucking Chaucer?
No, DH Lawrence.
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Postby Zenguru » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:58 pm

john lewis wrote:You know, I never understood the praise for Batman: Year One. It's a decent story with some pretty good art but I don't see what else is there. You guys mind explaining why you like it?
Because it's a decent story with some pretty good art.

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Postby Lord Simian » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:36 pm

Zenguru wrote:Because it's a decent story with some pretty good art.


Yeah, but that describes damn near 60% of the industry. What makes it stand out?
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Postby nietoperz » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:20 pm

It just nails what makes Batman and Bruce Wayne such a compelling character, plus it's the best retelling of the character's origin. It really does stand up to repeated readings.
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Postby Keb » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:25 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Yeah, but that describes damn near 60% of the industry. What makes it stand out?
60% of the industry is a lot.

I'd say 10% at most.
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Postby Shady » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:28 pm

Ill be pulling from nieto's quote but it is a good retelling of Batman learning the ropes. You get the sense throughout the story he's not the same calm and collective person as in the current dcu. Frank Miller just gets it right and David Mazzucchelli has always been a solid artist. I've loved his punisher and the batman is just as good. He doesnt stick out like other Batman artists but he's good in a Steve Epting kind of way.

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Postby Lord Simian » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:13 pm

Keb wrote:60% of the industry is a lot.

I'd say 10% at most.


I would say that if only 10% of comics can be described as "decent story with pretty art".... then the medium might not be worth supporting. I stand by my estimate of the percentage. ;)
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Postby Keb » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:28 pm

Lord Simian wrote:I would say that if only 10% of comics can be described as "decent story with pretty art".... then the medium might not be worth supporting. I stand by my estimate of the percentage. ;)
Obviously your opinion of "decent story" and "pretty art" is different from mine.
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Postby Lord Simian » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:41 pm

Keb wrote:Obviously your opinion of "decent story" and "pretty art" is different from mine.


Indeed. I use "decent" as what it means. Good, but not spectacular. Passable. :D
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Postby Keb » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:36 pm

Lord Simian wrote:Indeed. I use "decent" as what it means. Good, but not spectacular. Passable. :D
I use "decent" in terms of a B grade.

Of course, I go to the 8th best school for humanities in North America so that automatically makes me a snob.
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