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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:14 pm

I picked up some cheap sets of classic Vertigo, Sebastian O, Trenchcoat Brigade, and the proto-Vertigo Black Orchid by Gaiman & McKean.

Reading through the editorial pages that list the books out that month, it's amazing what s diverse and strong line they had going there in the early to mid-'90s. Lots of books I've never read or hadn't thought about in a long time, and lots of writers gone from the comics landscape today as far as I can tell.

i can't remember if I already have the Black Orchid books, or if I'd sold them or something.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:25 am

I think I gave my Black Orchid books to Greg. Its a good series though.

I liked Sebastian O a lot. It just seemed to go by very quickly. I like Steve Yeowell and Grant Morrison together. Except for Skrull Kill Krew, that shit was dumb.

When was Sebastian O collected into paperback?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby covalesky » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:36 am

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I loved this book. Its a great funny fantasy book. There is some Tolkien, some D&D and much more.

Great read.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:11 pm

Keb wrote:I think I gave my Black Orchid books to Greg. Its a good series though.

I liked Sebastian O a lot. It just seemed to go by very quickly. I like Steve Yeowell and Grant Morrison together. Except for Skrull Kill Krew, that shit was dumb.

When was Sebastian O collected into paperback?


Sebastian O was great. I would have loved to see Morrison doing more stories in that world. Hey, did you get to read my review on Sebastian O?

http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2011/09/ ... rison.html

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:18 pm

Keb wrote:I think I gave my Black Orchid books to Greg. Its a good series though.

I liked Sebastian O a lot. It just seemed to go by very quickly. I like Steve Yeowell and Grant Morrison together. Except for Skrull Kill Krew, that shit was dumb.

When was Sebastian O collected into paperback?


I bought a set of the single issues for $5. Long ago we hashed this out in the GN thread, that a set or run of issues of a story arc was the same thing basically. The only holdout? Probably Punchy, but in my imaginary recollection, the rest of us agreed he was just being autistic about it.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:35 pm

Ah okay. I bought mine for $5 too!

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby LobsterJ » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:37 pm

Reading Bendis' Daredevil in trades from the library, and hey it is pretty good. I can see why people thought this guy had some talent.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:56 pm

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I bought a set of the single issues for $5. Long ago we hashed this out in the GN thread, that a set or run of issues of a story arc was the same thing basically. The only holdout? Probably Punchy, but in my imaginary recollection, the rest of us agreed he was just being autistic about it.


I have in trade. i find the single issues for 5 bucks I'll buy them.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Chesscub » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:58 pm

Right now on the nightstand by the bed.

Metal Men Archives Vol 1
Marvel Boy
100 Bullets Collection Vol 1. (issues 1-16)

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:03 pm

Marvel Boy was awful. You will need to read that 100 bullets book to balance it out.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:53 pm

I read some small press comics that came in the mail by Paul Hornschemeier, Sequential #6, Return Of The Elephant, and City In The Snow-Globe.

These were from 2003-4ish at the earlier end of his career as a writer/illustrator.

Finally read something by him I didn't really like, Return Of The Elephant. Oh wells, I like everything else he's done.

I don't know whether to keep the one thing by him I don't like or not, though.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:39 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:I read some small press comics that came in the mail by Paul Hornschemeier, Sequential #6, Return Of The Elephant, and City In The Snow-Globe.

These were from 2003-4ish at the earlier end of his career as a writer/illustrator.

Finally read something by him I didn't really like, Return Of The Elephant. Oh wells, I like everything else he's done.

I don't know whether to keep the one thing by him I don't like or not, though.

I kept One Page Filler Man by Mahfood even though I hated it. I didn't keep Marijuanaman though.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:56 pm

Chesscub wrote:Right now on the nightstand by the bed.

Metal Men Archives Vol 1
Marvel Boy
100 Bullets Collection Vol 1. (issues 1-16)


Which Marvel Boy?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:51 pm

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The Sixth Gun Vol. 2. Still really loving this series!
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:26 am

I just read "BUNN HURTT" at "BUTT HURT". Spending too much time here... :?

I finished off the Eternals by Jack Kirby last night. I kind of plowed through the last few issues of vol. 2 because the series really starts to get uninteresting. As much as I could wish we had more Kirby Eternals, I really didn't see the point of it. I am curious to read how they were integrated into the Marvel Universe since they were originally (and rightfully) meant to have their own universe, but otherwise I'm not super-interested in anyone else taking on this concept. I know a few of them popped up here and there in Marvel U continuity as well. The one thing I found very brutal in a way was how stories would lead into each other. Usually with Kirby work, I can read one or two issues and I'm tired because they're so packed. In the case of the Eternals, sometimes three to five issues would lead into each other (similar to Kirby's Cap stuff) and it would get exhausting at times. I did greatly appreciate that the Eternals weren't Marvel's New Gods though. I enjoyed his little essay messages about his work in the book as well.

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