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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby nietoperz » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:36 am

I'm finally settling down to work my way through the entire 4-volume Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus. And the good news is that I can pass it all off as research! :D
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby thefourthman » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:10 am

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I am reading Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story. It is my local graphic novel club's pick for March. It is beautiful, of course. It is interesting. There are some David Lynch type touches that make the storytelling a little clunky, but people like that stuff so, you know...

Pretty book, interesting and well plotted until the end when it all fell apart. The ending first hits as what the fuck with a strong after taste of that's all!?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby thefourthman » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:12 am

thefourthman wrote:Reading Captain America volume 1: Castaway in Dimension Z. So far, I love the hell out of it.

I really liked this a lot. Could care less if you can boil water in vibranium or not.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:36 am

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby AngusH » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:37 pm

nietoperz wrote:I'm finally settling down to work my way through the entire 4-volume Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus. And the good news is that I can pass it all off as research! :D


I finished volume 2 a few weeks ago. Not a huge fan of the Jimmy Olsen stories and the Silver-age "I WILL ANNOUNCE EVERY SINGLE THING I THINK AND DO AS I THINK AND DO IT" stuff took some getting used to for me, but there's a lot of good stuff in there - especially volume 2.

It was also interesting reading volume 1 and 2 after having read Final Crisis, which was my only previous exposure to most of these characters.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:58 pm

thefourthman wrote:I really liked this a lot. Could care less if you can boil water in vibranium or not.


That volume has issues 1-5 or 1-10? I'd say the first 5 issues are the best, then after issue 6 the story loses some of its strength ...

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby thefourthman » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:17 pm

Arion wrote:
That volume has issues 1-5 or 1-10? I'd say the first 5 issues are the best, then after issue 6 the story loses some of its strength ...

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:22 pm

thefourthman wrote:1-5


Oh, that's the good stuff then. I especially liked the flashbacks. Steve Rogers sure had a difficult childhood.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:47 pm

thefourthman wrote:I really liked this a lot. Could care less if you can boil water in vibranium or not.


The shield boiling water is clue number one in a long string of clues that will eventually prove that my theory about this series has been correct since the start.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby nietoperz » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:47 am

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The shield boiling water is clue number one in a long string of clues that will eventually prove that my theory about this series has been correct since the start.


What's your theory about it?
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:59 am

nietoperz wrote:What's your theory about it?


Well, originally my theory was thateverything that happened to Cap during his time in Dimension Z was only happening in his mind and was all part of an elaborate illusion that was created by Arnim Zola to keep Cap occupied while Cap was still strapped to a table or hooked up to some piece of equipment in his lab. Now it has evolved to the point where I think it's entirely possible thatthe Cap that returned from Dimension Z with Jet Black isn't the same Cap that went in. A big part of the Dimension Z story is about Zola's work in genetics and we were all paying attention to his children and his mutants while Remender was waving them at us, not considering the possibility that there was something entirely different happening behind our backs.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:50 pm

Grayson wrote:
The shield boiling water is clue number one in a long string of clues that will eventually prove that my theory about this series has been correct since the start.


I have a few theories as well.

1) Remender doesn't know what vibranium is
2) Remender has never read what the properties of vibranium are
3) Remender has a different definition of "indestructible shield" than we do.
4) Remender really, REALLY loves boiled water
5) It was all a dream. Dimension Z never actually existed.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:02 pm

Arion wrote:5) It was all a dream. Dimension Z never actually existed.


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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby outsider » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:04 pm

I just got this baby in the mail:
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I think I've read less than half of the stories, and that would have been 20+ years ago.
Nostalgia, don't fail me now!!
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:58 pm

This has been such a good day for me. I found 20 bucks in an old jacket plus I received a box from MyComicShop.com

The box has over 50 comics that I had ordered in August 2013 . MyComicShop had already refunded me for the comics last year, so now it's like I have cash and comics.

Isn't this the best day ever?

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