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covalesky

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Postby covalesky » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:18 pm

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Cool as always.

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Postby Royal Nonesuch » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:40 pm

Currently re-reading Yoshihiro Tatsumi's A Drifting Life. It's still awesome.
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Postby Keb » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:14 am

Saga was good. I know if ts only six issues but it feels like it could be either BKV's best work or a gigantic clusterfuck. The plotlines project a bit of cliche but they're really open (especially the will) and I'm looking forward to the direction they'll go. I like the series but I really hope it doesn't go the way of morning glories and dangle threads without wrapping them up. The arcs feel extended overall, whereas with Y (BKV's other saga) they are all pretty much contained. Fiona Staples is a great artist. Even though her work looks kinda messy, its really well placed and I like how she draws. Reminds me of some of the artists on the Invisibles and Sandman.
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Postby Zero » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:23 am

Keb wrote:Saga was good. I know if ts only six issues but it feels like it could be either BKV's best work or a gigantic clusterfuck. The plotlines project a bit of cliche but they're really open (especially the will) and I'm looking forward to the direction they'll go. I like the series but I really hope it doesn't go the way of morning glories and dangle threads without wrapping them up. The arcs feel extended overall, whereas with Y (BKV's other saga) they are all pretty much contained. Fiona Staples is a great artist. Even though her work looks kinda messy, its really well placed and I like how she draws. Reminds me of some of the artists on the Invisibles and Sandman.


I don't think I'll enjoy it as much as Ex Machina, but it certainly stands above anything else being published right now.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:33 am

When I was new to BKV I read Ex Machina v.1 and thought it was boring. I might try it again one day.
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Arion

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Postby Arion » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:52 pm

Keb wrote:Saga was good. I know if ts only six issues but it feels like it could be either BKV's best work or a gigantic clusterfuck. The plotlines project a bit of cliche but they're really open (especially the will) and I'm looking forward to the direction they'll go. I like the series but I really hope it doesn't go the way of morning glories and dangle threads without wrapping them up. The arcs feel extended overall, whereas with Y (BKV's other saga) they are all pretty much contained. Fiona Staples is a great artist. Even though her work looks kinda messy, its really well placed and I like how she draws. Reminds me of some of the artists on the Invisibles and Sandman.


Y the Last Man is probably his best work.
Fiona Staples style takes some getting used to.
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Grayson

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Postby Grayson » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:46 pm

Lobster Johnson Vol. 1: Iron Prometheus

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I accidentally read the second volume of this before I got my hands on the first volume. :oops:
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Postby covalesky » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:49 pm

Grayson wrote:Lobster Johnson Vol. 1: Iron Prometheus

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I accidentally read the second volume of this before I got my hands on the first volume. :oops:


How does this compare to regular Hellboy books?
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Grayson

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Postby Grayson » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:17 pm

covalesky wrote:How does this compare to regular Hellboy books?


I am a little embarrassed to admit that I have yet to actually read much of the actually Hellboy series, however, I am hoping to remedy that situation after the holidays. That being said, so far I am really enjoying the Lobster Johnson series. It is a really fun series that blends a noir style with superheroics and the occult and I can safely say that it really stands on its own without having ready much of the Hellboy series.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:20 pm

Keb wrote:When I was new to BKV I read Ex Machina v.1 and thought it was boring. I might try it again one day.


I read volumes 4 & 5 the other day, they were pretty good. It did make me want to read the rest of it.
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Postby covalesky » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:41 am

Grayson wrote:
I am a little embarrassed to admit that I have yet to actually read much of the actually Hellboy series, however, I am hoping to remedy that situation after the holidays. That being said, so far I am really enjoying the Lobster Johnson series. It is a really fun series that blends a noir style with superheroics and the occult and I can safely say that it really stands on its own without having ready much of the Hellboy series.



Sounds like something I would like.

Thanks.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:59 am

Lobster Johnson is a lot of fun, especially after Hellboy got kind of played-out for me after so many tpbs, and then BRPD did too to some degree.
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Arion

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Postby Arion » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:25 pm

I've only read one issue of Lobster Johnson...
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:06 pm

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An anthology my friend gave me for Christmas that she and her friends published last year, all the strips in it are variations on the theme in the title. Very funny! I would like to read more by everyone who contributed to it now, there's a lot of talent on display. Just so happens this is the kind of thing I really enjoy reading.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:52 am

The Korvac Saga had a very underwhelming ending. I kinda felt cheated after all that work to get there.

Enjoying the final forth world omnibus though.

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