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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Liam Rodgers » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:42 pm

Richard Stark's Parker: Hunter.

Meh, it's not bad but at times I feel like I'm reading a radio play. It's very prose heavy with lots of talking head panels so it doesn't really utilize the visual medium of comic books well but that seems to be par for the course with most comic books nowadays, which is why kids don't buy them anymore.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:20 pm

The Beast wrote:Richard Stark's Parker: Hunter.

Meh, it's not bad but at times I feel like I'm reading a radio play. It's very prose heavy with lots of talking head panels so it doesn't really utilize the visual medium of comic books well but that seems to be par for the course with most comic books nowadays, which is why kids don't buy them anymore.


I thought those Richard Stark books were quite popular. I haven't read any of them, though.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Liam Rodgers » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:09 pm

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I thought those Richard Stark books were quite popular. I haven't read any of them, though.


I'm sure they are; it's not a bad story at all but it's just not very visually stimulating when over half of the panels are close ups of people's heads and dialogue balloons. In the animation industry, NA studios save time and money on T.V. shows by relying on dialogue and close ups to drive the narrative rather than action and comic books have been gradually following suit.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby AngusH » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:04 pm

Picked up Fatale vol. 3 a few weeks ago, so I re-read volumes 1-2 last night to get back up to speed. Enjoyed both books more the 2nd reading - a nice little Lovecraftian horror/mystery.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:10 pm

The Beast wrote:
I'm sure they are; it's not a bad story at all but it's just not very visually stimulating when over half of the panels are close ups of people's heads and dialogue balloons. In the animation industry, NA studios save time and money on T.V. shows by relying on dialogue and close ups to drive the narrative rather than action and comic books have been gradually following suit.


I've read some comics that rely a bit too much on talking heads. I wouldn't say it's a universal tendency, though.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Stalzer2002 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:55 pm

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My first Artist's Edition. It certainly won't be my last.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:22 pm

Stalzer2002 wrote:Image

My first Artist's Edition. It certainly won't be my last.


I'd love to get one of those but they are soooo expensive.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Pizza Dog » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:39 pm

Deadpool: Soul Hunter :deadpool :deadpool
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:50 pm

AngusH wrote:Finished the Morrison Animal Man Omnibus, finally. Wow. Despite knowing where it was going, the Limbo issue was surprisingly powerful, and Grant's appearance and (near) monologue was wonderful and touching.


One of my favorite Morrison works.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Stalzer2002 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:35 pm

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I'd love to get one of those but they are soooo expensive.


Yeah, they are, but this was a lot cheaper than buying an actual Romita page. :smt026

I've gotten into original art in the last few years, and I really like seeing the art as it was originally produced. I've stuck mostly to personal favorites like Gotham Central, GI Joe and Thunderbolts. I could never afford a page by someone like Romita or Kirby. The production values on these things are so high, that it may not be the same thing, but it's damn close. I can't make a habit of this, though. I think I'll get the Kirby New Gods (cheapgraphicnovels.com has it for $105), but skip the Steranko and Watchmen ones.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:54 pm

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Yeah, they are, but this was a lot cheaper than buying an actual Romita page. :smt026

I've gotten into original art in the last few years, and I really like seeing the art as it was originally produced. I've stuck mostly to personal favorites like Gotham Central, GI Joe and Thunderbolts. I could never afford a page by someone like Romita or Kirby. The production values on these things are so high, that it may not be the same thing, but it's damn close. I can't make a habit of this, though. I think I'll get the Kirby New Gods (cheapgraphicnovels.com has it for $105), but skip the Steranko and Watchmen ones.


So you have original art?

The only thing I have is a skull drawing by Steve Rude and a very small sketch done by Joe Eisma.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby redhotrebellion » Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:44 pm

Orcs is pretty good.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Stalzer2002 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:12 pm

Arion wrote:
So you have original art?

The only thing I have is a skull drawing by Steve Rude and a very small sketch done by Joe Eisma.


Yup.

http://www.comicartfans.com/galleryroom.asp?gsub=98814
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:59 pm



Oh my stars and garters !

That is an amazing collection.

How long have you been buying original art?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Zero » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:04 pm

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Wuz pretty good. Very nice art.

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