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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:04 pm

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Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender Omnibus - Where do you even begin to start with a run like this? From the moment this series begins, it's clear that the stakes are going to be high. Wolverine has decided to go behind Cyclops' back and continues to use X-Force as a hit squad to put down threats to the mutant race that are too dangerous to be left alive. Uncanny X-Force is a showcase of the ramifications of those actions and the burden that it places upon the shoulders of the men and women who chose to take these precautions for the sake of their friends and loved ones.

Reading this series all over again, even though it only ended a little over a year ago, was quite entertaining. I know that I have been critical of Remender's characterization of certain characters in Uncanny Avengers but his characterization in UXF is absolutely spot on. Even the highly criticized Otherworld arc was brilliant in retrospect, once you get past Tocchini's art.

Speaking of the art, outside of Tocchini's muddy mess, Uncanny X-Force is a gorgeous book to behold. Jerome Opeña, Esad Ribic, Phil Noto, Mike McKone, Mark Brooks, and Billy Tan all go the extra mile to bring Remender's words to life. They really capture the severity of what is happening in each panel, making an already compelling story something that is hard to set down even for a moment.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:15 pm

Keb wrote:I never bothered with the ending. The writing was trite faux-hollywood garbage. It was pretty obvious they were looking for a movie deal.


That happens quite often nowadays...

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby misac » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:10 pm

Haven’t posted in a while here’s the last three books I’ve read.

Captain America: Castaway in Dimension Z v.1 – Had to face a hard truth with this book. People have been saying it for years, JRJR’s art, fucking hell. Also realized, Remender is kind of a one trick pony with his Marvel work. It all seems to have alternate universe or something like that.

Anyway, it was just ok. Doubt I’ll keep buying this.

Bucko – This was really fun, had some good laughs. It was a collected webcomic and had running commentary too.

“Jazz." :lol: :lol:

Fall of the Mutants v.2 – I liked this more than v.1. X-Factor vs Apocolypse! I haven’t really read any of this X-Factor, no interest but I really liked this.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:11 pm

misac wrote:Haven’t posted in a while here’s the last three books I’ve read.

Captain America: Castaway in Dimension Z v.1 – Had to face a hard truth with this book. People have been saying it for years, JRJR’s art, fucking hell. Also realized, Remender is kind of a one trick pony with his Marvel work. It all seems to have alternate universe or something like that.

Anyway, it was just ok. Doubt I’ll keep buying this.

Bucko – This was really fun, had some good laughs. It was a collected webcomic and had running commentary too.

“Jazz." :lol: :lol:

Fall of the Mutants v.2 – I liked this more than v.1. X-Factor vs Apocolypse! I haven’t really read any of this X-Factor, no interest but I really liked this.


So, will it be safe to assume you won't be buying Superman now that Romita is penciling it?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby GiveWarAChance » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:41 pm

I just got in my Spider-Man - Roger Stern Omnibus. I'm so excited to start digging into this 1296 page bad boy. :D
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:36 pm

One other thing that I forgot to mention about Uncanny X-Force was the fact that it was cool to see the early stages of concepts that Remender is currently exploring, like a statue of Dr. Mindbubble (currently appearing in Captain America) in The World and a conversation about Archangel's son (Uncanny Avengers) being bad news for the future.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:38 pm

GiveWarAChance wrote:I just got in my Spider-Man - Roger Stern Omnibus. I'm so excited to start digging into this 1296 page bad boy. :D


1296 pages? Bloody hell, that must be a heavy one!

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby GiveWarAChance » Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:46 am

I picked up Daredevil Volumes 4-6 Marvel Masterworks today. When I saw they were priced at $15 each I couldn't resist. I came so damn close to picking up volumes 2 and 3 too. I have a lot of reading to do now. Where do I start?
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:46 pm

GiveWarAChance wrote:I picked up Daredevil Volumes 4-6 Marvel Masterworks today. When I saw they were priced at $15 each I couldn't resist. I came so damn close to picking up volumes 2 and 3 too. I have a lot of reading to do now. Where do I start?


What a bargain! You're so lucky.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby thefourthman » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:32 am

Reading Mind MGMT Vol 1. That shit is bananas. Also reading Spider-Island.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:31 pm

thefourthman wrote:Reading Mind MGMT Vol 1. That shit is bananas. Also reading Spider-Island.


I've only read issues 0 & 1 of Mind MGMT but they were brilliant. Loved them.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:47 pm

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby GiveWarAChance » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:50 pm

I just got in the second Uncanny X-Men Omnibus today. Even though I've already read almost everything in it, I can't wait to start reading it.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:19 pm

When I received the second Library Edition of Fear Agent, I intended to read the first Library Edition again just to refresh myself on the series. Now both of these books are now taking up residence on my coffee table and I haven't had the opportunity to make a dent in either! Stupid life getting in the way! :x
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:47 pm

Grayson wrote:When I received the second Library Edition of Fear Agent, I intended to read the first Library Edition again just to refresh myself on the series. Now both of these books are now taking up residence on my coffee table and I haven't had the opportunity to make a dent in either! Stupid life getting in the way! :x


Meanwhile, I've had plenty of time but not enough new comics to read.

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