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LobsterJ wrote:Other shit I've read this week
American Vampire 5 - Snyder is so good. Can't wait for this to come back.
Batman vol 2. - Snyder is so good. Can't wait for vol. 3
Unwritten vol 7 - Still good, but not as good as Lucifer.
OMAC by Kirby HC - One of my favorite Kirby creations, excellent stuff.
Batman and Robin vol 1 by Tomasi - no interest in this really but the library had it. Decent, though.
Wonder Woman vol 2 - Azzarello definitely belongs in the "Brian Wood" category, ie I've read tons of issues they have written but don't really like their work.
Fantastic Four visionaries John Byrne 4 - 8. Read the first Byrne omni, didn't want to wait to finish his run. Good stuff, if a bit dated. And long-winded.
Keb wrote:Essentially what Morrison set out to do was to turn mutant from being a term in the MU to being a culture. What marvel did after he left was just absolutely shit all over this idea. First they dropped this idea in favor of the x-men being superheroes again, then depowered them all to isolate a few and make them unique again. If you read the Morrison manifesto, you'll see that this is the idea he wanted to create for the x-men. It worked too! The X-line had cool shit like x-statix and mystique and all that but after reloaded they kind of let those non-superhero titles die while they forced Claremont's garbage down our throats. Morrison's ideas were great but I think it ran contrary to what Marvel wanted to do when they put Bendis on Avengers and made that their top franchise.
Halfway in this continues to be a great book. I expected that the story had been a direct follow up to Hume's arc, but it took a different route.
I'm enjoying it very much.
Keb wrote:I never liked Kitty Pryde until Whedon wrote her.
Supervillain Team-Up: M.O.D.O.K.'s 11 - entertaining enough for $7. I liked the end the most. Though that Van Lente used a good mix of comedy and action in the series and the characters were good if nothing more than simple. I did not like Rocket Racer's stammer. I don't remember him having one. Easy fun light read.
Keb wrote:Invincible Iron Man vol. 1 by Matt Fraction & Salvador Larroca
Is this an omnibus? I'm guessing it is. With 19 issues collected, it's pretty hefty. I did read the Five Nightmares hardcover a few years ago but never read anything beyond it. Wasn't impressed by it too much. Even this time around I want really too impressed with that story. It kind of dragged on a bit and at times it needed something to happen. I did like the idea of Ezekiel Stane as a next gen Iron Man type thingy. The first six issues of the Dark Reign (related) Most Wanted story really ramped up. I like that this collection made me really appreciate Maria Hill a lot more. Normally I find her annoying. All it took was Tony Stark banging her to make her a better character. Want too happy with how she turned out after her run in with the Controller. The second part of the Most Wanted story started to drag but it had a cool ending. The cool Norman Osborn beating up dummy Tony was good. Also the fight with Namor was really good even though short. I laughed at Donald Blake making an appearance. The one thing I really liked was how Larroca stayed consistent throughout the series. I'm not a huge fan but I like him well enough. The coloring in the first story arc made the art very static but once they changed colorists, the art was more vibrant and was a lot better. Felt like the pencils loosened up a bit. Solid read.
I got the Fourth World hardcovers and then I saw they put them out as softcovers so I decided to wait for these Kirby collections to be rereleased.
It’s not an omnibus, it’s more like the older hardcovers. This is one of the first Iron Man comics I got.
I started liking Maria Hill with this too. She was just one note up until then
Grayson wrote:I am running out of space in my bookcase...
Keb wrote:Me too
I've actually filled the shelves in my room with GNs and records. I'm slowly filling up the book shelf I have in my brother's basement.
And I just spent $125 on classic Marvel GNs today...
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