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Morrigan
Crone of War

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:49 pm 
 

lastdodobird wrote:
Superman with long ponytail + facial hair = WINNER (hehehe)



Does he have a yeard? :D

:oh shit:

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Darkscapes
Mallcore Kid

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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:00 pm 
 

I liked The Backwoods by Edward Lee. It was based in a crabbing/fishing community so I guess I was a bit partial to it.

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HellBlazer
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:08 am 
 

How is The Dark Knight Strikes Again? I just re-read The Dark Knight Returns and was wondering if I should pick up the sequel...

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vonDread
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Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:52 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:30 am 
 

HellBlazer wrote:
How is The Dark Knight Strikes Again? I just re-read The Dark Knight Returns and was wondering if I should pick up the sequel...


From everything I've heard, it's complete ass.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:32 am 
 

I'm very interested in that one, but it looks like they've taken the concept of TDKR too far.
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vonDread
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Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:52 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:43 am 
 

My recommendations:

Non-superhero stuff
100 Bullets
Casanova
Criminal
DMZ
Fell
Hellblazer
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Preacher
Sin City
Transmetropolitan
The Walking Dead
Y: The Last Man

And if you can actually manage to ignore the inexplicable, bullshit stigma associated with the genre, superhero stuff:
Alias
All-Star Superman
Astonishing X-Men (by Whedon and Cassaday)
The Authority (by Ellis and Hitch, followed by Millar and Quitely)
Batman: The Long Halloween (+ the sequel Dark Victory)
Captain America (by Brubaker)
Daredevil (by Bendis and Maleev, followed by Brubaker and Lark)
The Dark Knight Returns
Doom Patrol (by Grant Morrison)
Fantastic Four (by Waid and Wieringo)
Hitman
Immortal Iron Fist
Invincible
JLA (by Grant Morrison)
Planetary
Powers
The Punisher (by Garth Ennis)
Rising Stars
Stormwatch (by Ellis)
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The Ultimates
+ the aforementioned Watchmen
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Johnie_Duper
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Joined: Mon May 07, 2007 5:35 am
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Location: Australia
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:27 am 
 

I'm thinking about getting the Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer book, but it costs like Au$80 in my local store, & shipping from overseas would take a shitload amount of time. So, is the book worth either choice?

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HellBlazer
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:05 am 
 

vonDread wrote:
From everything I've heard, it's complete ass.


Heh OK, I guess I'll download it before buying then...

Some excellent recommendations on your list, by the way. :thumbsup:

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BloodAndSemen
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:14 pm
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Location: Ireland
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:31 pm 
 

i really liked TDKR and the killing joke, i'd also suggest Kraven's last hunt. another one that has really stuck with me is Godspeed Kurt Cobain, which was just brilliant

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Morrigan
Crone of War

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:10 pm 
 

vonDread wrote:
And if you can actually manage to ignore the inexplicable, bullshit stigma associated with the genre, superhero stuff:

What the fuck stigma are you talking about? The X-Men and Spiderman movies, as well as the Batman movies, are among the most popular movies of all-time. Hlel, if only there were a damn stigma, since the stuff sucks so damn much. :p

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Stacia
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:40 am
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:54 am 
 

Best Graphic Novel ever -
http://www.randomhouse.com/pantheon/gra ... khole.html
BLACK HOLE by Charles Burns

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vonDread
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:52 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:04 am 
 

Stacia wrote:
Best Graphic Novel ever -
http://www.randomhouse.com/pantheon/gra ... khole.html
BLACK HOLE by Charles Burns


I'll have to check that out. I've heard good stuff and I see it every time I peruse the graphic novel section at Chapters.
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vonDread
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:34 am 
 

Morrigan wrote:
The X-Men and Spiderman movies, as well as the Batman movies, are among the most popular movies of all-time.


The movies are one thing, the source material is another. How many people do you know who liked those movies also reads the comics they're based on? Among my friends, family, and co-workers, only a handful. Most people I know wouldn't touch them (despite my continued efforts) even if they liked the movies. It's been my experience that reading superhero comics is still seen as the sole domain of kids and obsessive geeks. The movies are helping to bring superheroes more into the mainstream than they've ever been before. But from everything I've read, the movies are not bringing new readers into the comic stores. One of my (two) local retailers actually stopped ordering new comics due to lack of readership. The comics industry as a whole isn't really doing very well, but that's a whole 'nother thread.

It's complete bullshit that people are still turned away from superhero comics despite the fact that the movies based on them have been raking in truckloads of cash over the past few years. You don't know what you're missing, cause there are so many great superhero stories out there that will never hit the big screen. The Order, Miracleman, Blue Beetle, Astro City, Animal Man, Geoff Johns' JSA, whatever, I could go on but it's beside the point. I'm just of the opinion that a good story is a good story, and a good character is a good character. Who gives a shit if he wears colorful tights? I don't know, maybe it's just that people are lazy, but I've only seen them interested in superhero movies, not comics.
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Shovel
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:17 am 
 

Ill throw the Dark Horse Conan series in there, since no one has yet. Also, The Goon.

I'll second the Walking Dead. Excellent series.
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Morrigan
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:27 pm 
 

At least I'm consistent. I don't watch superhero movies anymore than I read the stupid comics. I did watch a few Batman flicks (mostly because I was around people who wanted to see them), and Batman Begins was an all right action flick, but I couldn't care less otherwise.

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SuperVeji4
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Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:33 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:32 am 
 

Well, I FINALLY finished reading Watchmen. It started out fucking cool, but then it became a little too ridiculous and boring near the end. I mean, that ending definantly had me scratching my head. It made sense and all, but I just couldn't help but feel a sense of,"Huh?! Wha?!" It felt kinda...I don't know, rushed maybe? Or maybe it was just...out there. I don't know.

All in all, pretty entertaining read and definantly worth checking out. Now I understand why the fans think the movie is gonna suck. I gotta agree with them on this one, I don't know how they could make a movie out the graphic novel without it being terrible. It had too many things that would be impossible to pull off on screen...unless they make it extremely long, but from what I read the movie will barely reach the 2 hour mark. Only time will tell I guess.

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FenrirsWrath
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2003 6:37 pm
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:28 am 
 

Wolverine Origins is actually a pretty good series for a mainstream marvel book. One of the few I still follow from scans.

I would highly recommend Age of Reptiles of Dark Horse and Scalped of Vertigo.
Also which have already been mentioned Watchmen,Sin City, 100 bullets,Batman Arkham Asylum, Preacher and Hellblazer.

I think The Killing Joke is over rated and did not really enjoy it. I also could not stand the art in Dark Knight Returns and the story was good but not great in my opinion.

Superman-wise I really cant stand anything that has to do with the character besides Red son and Lex Luthor Man of Steel. If anyone could recommend other books of him in the same ilk I'd be appreciative.

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BloodRose
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:31 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:29 pm 
 

I think the graphic part of graphic novels makes the reading experience more entertaining. I especially love looking at the artwork in them. :smile:

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vonDread
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:52 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:36 am 
 

FenrirsWrath wrote:
Wolverine Origins is actually a pretty good series for a mainstream marvel book. One of the few I still follow from scans.


Personally, I can't stand that book. The last thing they needed to add to Wolverine's mythos was a douchebag son. He already has a clone for fuck's sake.

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I would highly recommend Age of Reptiles of Dark Horse and Scalped of Vertigo.


Age of Reptiles I haven't heard of, but Scalped looks really fucking good. Been meaning to get into that one. Also, Northlanders, Brian Wood's Vertigo book set in the Viking age.

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Superman-wise I really cant stand anything that has to do with the character besides Red son and Lex Luthor Man of Steel. If anyone could recommend other books of him in the same ilk I'd be appreciative.


All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely is the best take on the character I've ever read. The last issue, #12, just came out. It's not in continuity with the mainstream DC universe, and that established Grant Morrison weirdness is evident throughout, but it incorporates pretty much every classic element of the Superman mythos.

Other miscellaneous recommendations:

Blue Beetle
Ex Machina
Fables
The Flash (by Geoff Johns)
The Order
Queen & Country
Starman
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crustfungus
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:43 pm 
 

hippiedrow wrote:
pseudodraconis wrote:
I'd like to get into graphic novels. I've read some of Sandman, and I really like it. I read V for Vendetta and thought it was neat. The library had Watchmen there once, and I regret not grabbing it when I saw it, because I haven't seen it since. I hear about it, with the movie coming up and all, a lot.

Sandman rules, but they cost $19.95 each over here. :(

Sandman does rule pretty hard. I get em on ebay or half.com for way cheaper than the usual 20$. I got preludes and nocturnes for 11$ after shipping!
The Doll House and The Kindly Ones are my favorite out of the volumes Ive read

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SugarFolk
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Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:11 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:28 am 
 

Personally I've never bought any graphic novels, so I kind of just read what I can find in the libraries. Hellblazer, The Sandman and Dark Knight Returns are definitely recommended. Some of the titles published by Top Cow (e.g. The Darkness, First Born) have beautiful art works in them, but I haven't been following the stories too closely (seems that the libraries only have a few issues). Still worth checking out though.

The Sandman was the first graphic novel that I've came across, and I really enjoyed it. The kindly Ones is a favourite:)

A few people here mentioned The Long Halloween, which is on my 'to read list' at the moment. Hmm must try get my hands on a copy of it.

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crustfungus
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:53 pm 
 

I take back what I posted. Brief Lives, which I just read today, is now my favorite.

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SeriousBoner
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:08 pm
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:17 pm 
 

Many of these have been said but some of my favorites :
Watchmen (of course everyone has backed, these books set the groundwork for a lot of comics later)
Transmetropolitan
Invisibles
100 Bullets
The Walking Dead
Y The Last Man
Preacher

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The_Corinthian
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:58 am 
 

Obviously Watchmen is great, as is V for Vendetta. But don't expect V to be remotely like the movie, because it's not. Sandman is fucking brilliant. I've read through the series twice, and it's even better the second time. The way all of the mythical concepts, mixed with religious themes and ancient god references, combined with the fact that every tiny facet comes together in the end, make it an incredible ride.
Hush1 and Hush2 are awesome batman, as is Long Halloween, Dark Victory, and Haunted Knight. Kingdom Come is rad. Top 10 is bitchin. Transmetropolitan is amazing. Fables is absolutely stunning, and I highly suggest that. All Star Batman and Robin is pretty great. But honestly, I didn't really like Dark Knight Returns, or TDKSA. It mostly comes from an artist standpoint, because the art, although stylized, it was dumb as shit.
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