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Re: General Comic Book/Graphic Novel Thread
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2012, 08:30:50 PM »
Yeah, Saga is absolutely stunning. I'm so happy that BKV is back with an original series. His Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, and Pride of Baghdad were very good (as was his run on/creation of Marvel's Runaways).

Here's my haul for the first two weeks of November. I pretty much follow writers and I occasionally pick up a miniseries from DC/Marvel if its a major storyline. And I'll try to read any creator-owned series released by Vertigo or Image.

Nov. 7
DC
Action Comics #14 (Grant Morrison/Brad Walker)
Animal Man #14 (Jeff Lemire/Steve Pugh)
Before Watchmen: Moloch #1 (J. Michael Straczynski/Eduardo Risso)
Detective Comics #14 (John Layman/Jason Fabook)
Dial H. #6 (China Mieville/David Lapham)
Earth-2 #6 (James Robinson/Nicola Scott)
Green Lantern #14 (Geoff Johns/Doug Mahnke)
Stormwatch #14 (Peter Milligan/Will Conrad)
Swamp Thing #14 (Scott Snyder/Yanick Paquette)
Fairest #9 (Lauren Beukes/Inaki Miranda)
Sweet Tooth #39 (Jeff Lemire)
IMAGE
Guarding the Globe #3 (Phil Hester/Todd Nauck)
The Manhattans Project #7 (Jonathan Hickman/Nick Pitarra)
Super Dinosaur #15 (Robert Kirkman/Jason Howard)
MARVEL
Age of Apocalypse #9 (David Lapham/Renato Arlem)
Avengers #33 (Brian Michael Bendis/Mike Mayhew)
Daredevil: End of Days #2 (Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack/Klaus Janson and Bill Sienkiewicz)
Deadpool #1 (Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn/Tony Moore)
Defenders #12 (Matt Fraction/Jamie McKelive)
Iron Man #1 (Kieron Gillen/Greg Land)
New Avengers #32 (Brian Michael Bendis/Carlos Pacheco)
Uncanny X-Force #33 (Rick Remender/Phil Noto)
X-Men #38 (Brian Wood/David Lopez)
ONI
Stumptown 2 #3 (Greg Rucka/Matthew Southworth)

Nov. 14
DARK HORSE
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #15 (Jane Espenson/Karl Moline)
Conan the Barbarian #10 (Brian Wood/Declan Shalvey)
The Massive #6 (Brian Wood/Garry Brown)
The Victories #4 (Michael Avon Oeming)
Mind MGMT #0 (Matt Kindt)
DC
Batman and Robin #14 (Pete Tomasi/Patrick Gleason)
Batman #14 (Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo)
Demon Knights #14 (Paul Cornell/Bernard Chang)
Frankenstein #14 (Matt Kindt/Alberto Ponticelli)
Green Lantern Corps #14 (Pete Tomasi/Fernando Pasarin)
Team 7 #2 (Justin Jordan/Jesus Merino)
Saucer Country #9 (Paul Cornell/Ryan Kelly)
DYNAMITE
The Boys #72 (Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson)
IDW
Locke and Key: Omega #1 (Joe Hill/Gabriel Rodriguez)
IMAGE
Great Pacific #1 (Joe Harris/Martin Morazzo)
Invincible #97 (Robert Kirkman/Ryan Ottley)
Saga #7 (Brian K. Vaughan/Fiona Staples)
Thief of Thieves #10 (Robert Kirkman and James Asmus/Shawn Martinbrough)
The Walking Dead #104 (Robert Kirkman/Charlie Adlard)
Where is Jake Ellis? #1 (Nathan Edmondson/Tonci Zonjic)
MARVEL
All-New X-Men #1 (Brian Michael Bendis/Stuart Immonen)
Amazing Spider-Man #697 (Dan Slott/Giuseppe Camuncoli)
Avengers Assemble #9 (Kelly Sue DeConnick/Stefano Caselli)
Fantastic Four #1 (Matt Fraction/Mark Bagley)
New Avengers #33 (Brian Michael Bendis/Carlos Pacheco)
Thor: God of Thunder #1 (Jason Aaron/Esad Ribic)
The Ultimates #18 (Sam Humphries/Luke Ross)
Venom #27 (Cullen Bunn/Declan Shalvey)
Wolverine and the X-Men #20 (Jason Aaron/Nick Bradshaw)
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Re: General Comic Book/Graphic Novel Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2012, 11:05:16 AM »
I just finished reading Torso for the first time.

One of the first comics where I found it to be extremely disturbing. Great read.
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Re: General Comic Book/Graphic Novel Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2012, 10:44:41 PM »
David Fincher and Bendis have been trying to make a film version of that for a while.

Aside from his ongoing series Powers, Bendis also has Fortune and Glory, AKA Goldfish/Jinx, Scarlet, and Brilliant if you are interested in some of his other stuff. Then there's his 8 year run on Avengers that just came to an end at Marvel and he also writes Ultimate Spider-Man.
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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2012, 03:27:55 PM »
I just started reading Testament by Douglas Rushkoff. It's pretty difficult to describe past the basic pitch of "story from biblical times intertwines with futuristic revolution" so I'll just link to its Wiki page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testament_(comic)
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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2013, 12:29:24 PM »
Read through League of Extrordinary Gentlemen Volume III over the last week. I really enjoy this series. All of Alan Moore's terrific writing, with the added fun gimmick of his adding easter eggs from literature, film, tv, etc. Referencing the Wire and A Trip to the Moon in the same book. Interesting. Through college I wasnt really reading much...too much film, studying, and beer. This series made me look into a lot of books...I read the Complete Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and a ton of Robert Louis Stevenson and havent really looked back.

The first two parts of Volume III, 1910 and 1969, are wonderful. The last part, 2009, might be the biggest disappointment Ive read from Moore. The storytelling just feels lazy in wrapping up this volume.

Kevin O'Neils art is fantastic. The Appendices are far too esoteric for me...I havent read enough. When this series is completed Id like to read over it with the massive annotations that are all over the internet. Anyways, not as good as Volumes 1 & 2 or Black Dossier, but I rather liked it overall.

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« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2013, 11:48:41 PM »
I'd like to read that eventually. I loved the first two volumes and I'm just hoping that one day when I go to my bookstore or comic shop that there is a book of all three parts of Vol. III sitting in a single collection.

I'm hesitant to pick up the Black Dossier as I also don't like those "Half-Special Features/Half-Stories: The Gigantic Appendix Edition". Is it really worth it? It sort of just seems like more annotative stuff and yet a few readers have told me otherwise.
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Re: General Comic Book/Graphic Novel Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2013, 10:12:58 AM »
Black Dossier is presented as something more like the appendix to Vol II (which was really a slog), but it isnt. Half of it is the standard comic, using surviving characters from Volume II. Moore also takes a lot of time to bash the most famous role of a certain movie star he is mad at for participating in the League of Extrordinary Gentlemen movie, which is pretty amusing.

The Dossier stuff talks a lot about the history of the leauge in its various incarnations, and is generally a lot more accessible that the Appendices in the previous books (personally, I had a lot of trouble with tMoore's Kerouac impersonation). It has a pretty wonderful variety of different gimmicks too. Its been awhile, but there's a Shakespeare play, a 3D segment, and more.

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Re: General Comic Book/Graphic Novel Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2013, 01:08:16 PM »
What have people been reading? I'm mostly just reading current issues I pick up.

BPRD-the Vampire series has been amazing Moon and Ba are probably two of my favorite artists. The mainstay series remains solid. The Wastland run might be the best low-level BPRD crew story they've done in about a year.

Fatale-Still digging it, but at this point it is more of the same. Hope this last arc does something fresh.

Star Wars-Remains an entertaining read. Amazing how effortless this fits into the classic universe.

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Re: General Comic Book/Graphic Novel Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2013, 07:40:02 PM »
I should really read Brian Wood's Star Wars. His creator-owned/original series (DMZ, Northlanders, The Massive) are all favorites of mine and I'm sure having a mind like his on Star Wars is only a good thing.

I read random DC/Marvel books here and there, but I'm obsessed with what Image Comics has been putting out- The Walking Dead, Chew, East of West, Fatale, Great Pacific, Invincible, Morning Glories, Satellite Sam, The Manhattan Projects, and Thief of Thieves to name several titles.

The sheer range in genres with such distinct and daring writing and art styles just about makes it the best publisher of the moment.

Ed Brubaker (Fatale) just announced a new project of his called Velvet and Image also announced a lot of other titles from high profile mainstream writers here.
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Re: General Comic Book/Graphic Novel Thread
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2013, 03:41:55 PM »
If you were to read the Frank Miller Batman graphic novels, would they be in this order?

The Dark Knight Returns
Year One
The Dark Knight Strikes Again
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