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Kikori

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« on: April 13, 2006, 03:07:43 PM »

Haven't started a topic in about 2 years, and have been deeply entranced in the world of DC Comics.

Just wonderin what everyones favourite comic book, and comic book characters are?

I'm reading DC's 'Infinite Crisis' titles at the moment, and i've ordered Feists upcoming Comic.
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2006, 08:57:28 PM »

Well I used to be a lot more into comics, I still really like them but I have less time now as I work long hours. I used to buy a lot of Dark Horse Star Wars comics, also some of the Marvel Star Trek ones. After the first X-men film I started buying those comics for a few years. I was abig fan of Fantastic 4 in the 90s.

More recently I bought all the DBPro Hedge Knight comics based of GRRM books. I also got the DB Pro adaptation of Robert Silverbergs Majapoir Chronicles. I got the Graphic novel of Rays Wood Boy, additionally most days I get a little treat in my inbox of a few new pages of Magician to read and make suggestions on. I work as a consultant on this adaptation.

I also watched the X-men, Fantastic Four, Batman tv shows in the 90s. I have never read Sin City but the film rocked

Well thats me
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2006, 05:05:20 PM »

Comics... hmmm.. haven't read one for ages.
i have a full collection of Asterix comic books in french back home. but i haven't touched them in years.

oh!.. there's one comic i've been following for a while.
the players of the original monkey island will really appreciate that one:
The Secret of Monkey Island  
"I WANNA BE A PIRATE!!"
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2006, 06:59:51 PM »

Quote from: Etora
the players of the original monkey island will really appreciate that one:
The Secret of Monkey Island  
"I WANNA BE A PIRATE!!"

Ooooooooooooh! That's cool!   *played Monkey Island games*
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 08:46:32 AM »



Monkey is like my all time favourite game.  Never knew there waqs a comic though, thanx for the heads up.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2006, 04:09:50 AM »

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additionally most days I get a little treat in my inbox of a few new pages of Magician to read and make suggestions on. I work as a consultant on this adaptation.

That's about it for me as well. Altough there is this British bugger who always beats me with responding on exactly the same stuff.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2006, 09:38:15 AM »

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That's about it for me as well. Altough there is this British bugger who always beats me with responding on exactly the same stuff.

LOL next time I will give you 24 hrs before I reply, that should be long enough for you to compose a responce
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2008, 11:53:09 PM »

Hey. Can't say I've ever really explored comics that much. Apart from a few I read as a kid, I've only read a few as an adult, as well. I'm gonna start getting into it - nothing too much. It's practically impossible, at this stage, with the level of content, etc.

I'm really interested in checking out at least a couple of the Watchmen issues and a couple of the Batman ones - 'Year One' and 'The Long Halloween'. So I'll need to purchase them at some stage. I'm slowly getting around to the Star Wars comics stuff, too.

While I was exploring stuff, I came across this 'essential' list from DC comics and wondered what some of you made of it. Here's the link: http://www.dccomics.com/sites/essential30/
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 04:04:59 PM »

I just ordered Watchmen after seeing the trailer for the movie. I had an interest in it before the trailer, but I thought it had been sated by the wiki entry on it. Guess not. So I have ordered it and am waiting for it to finally arrive, it will be my next read most likely. Not the first time that I had thought to buy a graphic novel, but it is the first time I have actually bought one. I had a prior interest in The Green Arrow, which I had almost followed through, but damn are the novels expensive...
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008, 06:36:19 AM »

Watchmen is a must, as is V, and anything else by Alan Moore. Anyone who plans on seeing the Watchmen movie should do Moore the courtesy of reading his masterpiece first.

Anyone keen on Kevin Smith should check out his run on Green Arrow, which is utter Smith genius. There's also a movie planned called Supermax, which is a Green Arrow movie based in Prison.

Finally got around to finishing Planetary, which by the way would be great reading for anyone, not just Comic fans.

That list has some classics Joe, but Kingdom Come, Identity Crisis, Hush, and Hellblazer would be primary reading.

There's also the Preacher series, which is mind blowing awesomeness.

Frank Miller buffs should check out The Dark Knight Returns, and The Dark Knight Strikes Again, as well as the original Sin City comics. These and Batman: Year One are the primary inspiration for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2008, 07:18:57 AM »

I finished up Planetary just the other day. Any idea when issue 27 will be out? Regardless of when we finally get to see the coda, it was a totally kickass run.

My current collection is rather limited, as I'm pretty selective when it comes to choosing my comics (most of which were picked up on Kik's suggestion).


The Authority
-#1-12
-#13-20, #22, #27-29
Batman
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  • Dark Victory
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The Dark Tower
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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Alan Moore's Lost Girls
Planetary
Preacher
Sandman
Serenity
Sin City
Superman: Red Son
The Boys
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Transmetropolitan
Wanted
Watchmen
Y - The Last Man



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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 12:58:21 PM »

Planetary #27 is a complete mystery Al!

26 is the final issue, and 27 is the epilogue.

I've checked into a fair bit but I havent been able to find out a solid answer to when it's due, so I really couldn't tell ya.

Hopefully soon. Outstanding comic. Ellis is brilliant, if a bit lazy.

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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2008, 02:13:52 PM »

This wouldn't be Warren Ellis you refer to is it? I am a fan of his and haven't read any of his comics besides the one he does online, Freak Angels. I have read his novel, Crooked Little Vein, though, which is a damn good book. Anyway, as I was going to say before going off on a tangent, I wouldn't say he is lazy. He is however, very, very busy. Also, according to Ellis's blog, Planetary #27's script is written and delivered, so not his fault.

Again, wouldn't quite say he is lazy, I think it just comes down to him taking on too many projects at once. Will agree with you that the man is brilliant. I really need to check out some of his comics. Of course, I do have to admit that he spends an inordinate amount of time on the internet, but if he didn't I would have no clue who he is.
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2008, 02:46:17 AM »

Yep, It is indeed warren I refer to James, and you'd think he was lazy too if you had waited 2 years for one issue of a comic book.

nah, i know he has his plate full, but if you'd read planetary James, you'd understand the frustration.

Full props for your Ellis protection though
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2008, 03:10:33 AM »

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Full props for your Ellis protection though

Damn right. There aren't many authors that I will do such a thing for, I am often one of the first to speak up. I really do have to read some more of his stuff, or all of it, at least then I can better defend my place as a fan. I really have only read his novel and his web comic, but follow his blog and Bad Signal closely. To hook me over so little (I was somewhat of a fan before I even read the novel.) is something that I find to be a great quality. Anyway, I am going to try and find some more of his works to read. Several of his Avatar Press comics are looking very interesting, but I am lacking a comic shop.

While I am at it, I should probably get around to finishing Watchmen, keep getting sidetracked.
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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2008, 03:33:22 AM »

Ellis is responsible for some masterpieces - Global Frequency, Transmetropolitan, Hellblazer, Jack Cross.

He's had runs on heaps of titles as well, but Planetary is the pinnacle, or coup de grace if you will.
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2008, 07:32:37 AM »

Not really someone who'd read comics at all, but the past week or so I've been doing this.

I'm currently more than half way through the Watchmen series (mid-way though the 8th of 12), and finding it interesting, but not great.

Started the Boys comics, the other day. The first issue intrigued me, so I sought out more, read them, and well...it's not really cup of tea. I'm all for kickass works of fiction, but this takes it a bit far in many cases. It becomes tasteless, after a while. I might go back to them, though. A good sign in it's favour?

Read a few of the latest Star Wars: Legacy issues. They're pretty cool. I like the art and characters. Not a fan of the story - the bigger picture - but I can tolerate it.

Also, I read a couple issues of Sin City, something I have quite a bit of interest in. I expect to make more head-way with that soon.

Lastly, I read issues 1-12 of Magician: Apprentice, and found them poor, mostly.
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« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2008, 04:08:38 PM »

I've been reading some Ellis comics:

- Fell, what issues there were at least, which I really enjoyed after getting used to Templesmith's art.
- Doktor Sleepless - Read the first three issues and am looking forward to reading some more, didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Fell though.
- No Hero - Read the first issue and I wasn't exactly impressed by it, but we'll see how that goes.
- Planetary - Read the prerelease issue and the first issue and I look forward to reading more of it.

I also tried The Boys after Joe recommended it, it wasn't bad. Wiki's article sort of caught my interest in it, so I'll be trying a few more issues when I get the time or inclination.

I think I tried Transmetropolitan once and didn't really get into it, but I might have to give it another go.
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« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2008, 10:05:18 PM »

I've got my hands on a couple of Ellis' - Fell and Planetary. So I'll need to read them, very soon. No real expectations for them.
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2008, 02:31:15 AM »

Ordered the back-issues of The Boys the other day after Al and Joe talked them up. Looking foward to it.
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