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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby GLX » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:46 pm

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I liked it, Dan Didio is a much better writer than he is an editor! It was a great Kirby tribute, that did a good job of meshing together the New Gods with OMAC, Kamandi and the wider DCU.


OMAC Dan Didio is a different writer than Outsiders Dan Didio. The latter is really piss poor. As for OMAC, it was enjoyable comics. Not mind-blowing, but it provided some enjoyment.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Punchy » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:07 pm

GLX wrote:
OMAC Dan Didio is a different writer than Outsiders Dan Didio. The latter is really piss poor. As for OMAC, it was enjoyable comics. Not mind-blowing, but it provided some enjoyment.


I also really enjoyed his Metal Men from Wednesday Comics.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Arion » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:51 pm

Keb wrote:Swampy in space? That was my favourite.

If you can find it at a decent price, the Rick Veitch stuff is worth a read.


Well, I bought the Swampy tpb on DCBS. It was only 9.99.
I'd love to read Veitch's run on Swamp Thing after Alan Moore left the title, I understand DC will put out trades collecting that run.

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I need to get around to reading that run eventually. :oops:


You must !

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Stalzer2002 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:58 pm

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Nice book. I feel that the "ripped from the headlines" stories work for Green Arrow. I'm kinda amazed that they did a gay-bashing story in the late 1980s. The relationship between Ollie and Dinah is very well presented, although I wish Dinah was given more to do. Grell introduces a few supporting characters that I hope he uses more of later on. While not nearly as good as Grell's art in Longbow Hunters, Hannigan is a fine artist, and he produces some particularly killer splash pages. While Julia Lacquement's colors were a highlight of Longbow Hunters, they were pretty inconsistent here. On one hand there are a couple of fight scenes presented colorlessly, which was particularly evocative and stood out really well. On the other hand, there were a few odd color choices. Sometimes blood isn't drawn into the scene, but just placed there as random bits of color. The less said about Kira's flat, almost purple skin tone, the better.

All in all, it was a fine book. The next volume has already been solicited. Hopefully we'll get many more.

Next up, the only part of the DnA Marvel Cosmic run I haven't read:

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:49 pm

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Velvet Vol. 1: Before the Living End - Absolutely loved this book. Ed Brubaker has created an incredibly intriguing character in Velvet Templeton and Steve Epting's work is breathtaking as usual. My only problem is deciding whether or not I am going to add this series to my pull list or wait until it is released in trade.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby LobsterJ » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:05 am

Finally got around to reading Superior Foes of Spider-man. Good stuff. Nick Spencer has not done anything for me until now, but this really worked. Genuine laugh out loud moments, which is rare for a comic book. This is like Fractions' Hawkeye but good.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:14 pm

Avengers: Endless Wartime by Ellis & McKone

This was a pretty decent run of the mill avengers story. I'm kind of expecting this to be like one of those marvel animated movies or something. It's a self contained story and even the flashbacks are pretty fresh. Anyone with no knowledge of the avengers can read it but they'd have to do their research after. Was nice to see Wolverine and Captain Marvel in the mix with the big six. I bought it for $12 at a remainders sale so it was worth the buy.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby thefourthman » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:57 am

Reading Batwoman vol 3. Good to see them catch the feel of Azz's WW.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:58 pm

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Daredevil Volume 3 - When I walked into my LCS this Wednesday I only had 4 or 5 comics in my box and I fully intended to pick up the first trade of Manifest Destiny. However, they had completely restocked their half-priced trades section and I was pleasantly surprised to discover an almost complete collection of the first half of Mark Waid's run on Daredevil. I picked up the third and fourth volume, crossing my fingers that the remaining collection would still be there when I return next week.

Anyways, unnecessary exposition aside, I continue to really enjoy Waid's run on the title. Daredevil is fun again and it has quickly become one of my favorite monthly titles. Yes, there is a sense of danger (and in this particular volume, doom) around every corner but you can tell that Matt Murdock is having fun in his personal and both professional lives and it's that sense of enjoyment from the main character that breathes new life into these stories.
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:43 pm

So the guy who sold my fiancee the single issue of Atomic Robo for the same price as the trade finally responded to us today and they won't issue a refund. :?
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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Keb » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:15 am

Grayson wrote:So the guy who sold my fiancee the single issue of Atomic Robo for the same price as the trade finally responded to us today and they won't issue a refund. :?

Cool dude. Tell her to file a report with Amazon.

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Re: What Graphic Novel Are You Reading?

Postby Grayson » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:31 pm

Keb wrote:Cool dude. Tell her to file a report with Amazon.


Yeah, that's going to be our next step.

In a completely unrelated story, I cracked open the fourth volume of Mark Waid's Daredevil this morning and found one of those anti-theft tags stuck on one of the pages. The tag was similar to this:

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I was able to get the tag off without causing any real damage but honestly, who the hell would stick something like that on a page of a book? :smt102
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