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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:09 pm

Finished Hell Yeah

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Not what I expected. Not bad, not great either. entertaining enough.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:35 pm

Keb wrote:I don't know. Why don't you write a letter to marvel and ask about that and cap's shield? :P:P


Yeah, I'll teach them how to do things properly. Those Marvel guys can't get anything right without me.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby BatWatch » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:06 pm

Keb wrote:Final Crisis was such a let down. For all the hype it really didn't deliver.

May I recommend Seven Soldiers of Victory?

It is without a doubt Grant Morrison's finest post-Marvel DC work.


I'll add it to the pile. I always thought it looked interesting from all the promos I've seen in back issues. I didn't realize it was Morrison.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:06 pm

It came out around the same time as Infinite Crisis/House of M and in my opinion went under the radar next to those projects.It's fun to read. If you can track down the single issues, the series becomes much more fun to read as you can start mixing up the read order because all seven titles intersect without the characters ever really interacting. Also, the Mister Miracle title ties into Final Crisis somehow.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:49 am

Secret Avengers by Rick Remender vol 1 - I like the tone of the comic with the darkness and covert shit going on but man this felt like an extension of Uncanny X-Force. Nice to see Hawkeye leading a team and there are some good characters here. I have to say I hated the twist with Ant-Man at the end as it was just too predictable. I also liked that some of the characters and ideas from Uncanny X-Force were transferred over to this title but there are just way too many factions of villains to keep tabs on in this Masters of Evil.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:50 pm

Finished The Sixth Gun Vol. 1 last night and I have to say, I didn't see the ending coming. The blend of wild west, horror, and supernatural themes continues to be an intriguing mix. Drake Sinclair is one interesting bastard and I am starting to suspect that there is a little more to Becky than we are originally led to believe. Honestly, I can't wait to read the next volume of the series but I am going to have to wait awhile before I can pick it up.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:01 pm

covalesky wrote:Finished Hell Yeah

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Not what I expected. Not bad, not great either. entertaining enough.


The only Keatinge comic I've read was Morbius # 1, and it was enjoyable.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Chris » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:29 pm

I love Hell Yeah. And I love Glory. Morbius was just ok, but Joe Keatinge is on the rise.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:07 pm

The Sword vol 1: Fire - enjoyed this a lot. The story is pretty simple but still really enjoyable. The back sorry of the sword is pretty cool too. Looking forward to finishing it. The one thing I'm on the fence about is that the series really screams "adapt me into a movie!" Maybe that's just me.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:09 pm

Chris wrote:I love Hell Yeah. And I love Glory. Morbius was just ok, but Joe Keatinge is on the rise.


Well, that first issue of Morbius was quite good. So he's on my 'good' list.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Chris » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:39 am

Keb wrote:The one thing I'm on the fence about is that the series really screams "adapt me into a movie!" Maybe that's just me.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:34 am

I guess I'm okay with it. Most comics nowadays try to be more Hollywood inclined so one that is blatant about it doesn't bother me too much.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:58 pm

Chris wrote:Welcome to Luna Bros. Writing 101


I haven't read it . But I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with the idea of something written with the sole purpose of being translated into another medium...

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:46 am

^I don't think it's the sole purpose but whether or not it was written that way, the fact that it would be easy to adapt is pretty transparent.

Finished the second book and the series got a bit better. There are some elements to the book that I don't like, such as the personality of the villains. They all seem to have complexes that are pretty typical to villains in stories. In this book, Water, the demi-god-guy who controls water is an angry man scorned by the woman he loves (his sister, no less) and it's kinda obvious that he would be evil because of it. Each issue seems to build toward something, with the early issues focusing more on character growth and the latter issues being action. I liked that. I also enjoyed that the girl Dara is learning more about who her father was before he was her father. I'm curious to see where that element goes as the series progresses.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:20 am

Keb wrote:^I don't think it's the sole purpose but whether or not it was written that way, the fact that it would be easy to adapt is pretty transparent.

Finished the second book and the series got a bit better. There are some elements to the book that I don't like, such as the personality of the villains. They all seem to have complexes that are pretty typical to villains in stories. In this book, Water, the demi-god-guy who controls water is an angry man scorned by the woman he loves (his sister, no less) and it's kinda obvious that he would be evil because of it. Each issue seems to build toward something, with the early issues focusing more on character growth and the latter issues being action. I liked that. I also enjoyed that the girl Dara is learning more about who her father was before he was her father. I'm curious to see where that element goes as the series progresses.


Luna brothers books are mediocre at best. That doesn't mean they're not entertaining. The Sword is good if you can shut down your brain while you're reading it. The last volume is the best IMHO.

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