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Kikori

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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #140 on: October 03, 2014, 10:27:10 AM »

I'm so behind on everything.

nly picking up Geoff Johns run on Supes and the new Multiversity, which I have to say is brilliant.

After all my excitement to see the new 52, I found myself HATING a lot of it. Earth 2 and Red Hood were the only titles I followed through on. I miss my ol' Titans and Superboy.

I highly recommend Multiversity though.

I'll have a crack at Sherwood Texas though, Scoob. Cheers
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #141 on: October 03, 2014, 02:44:45 PM »

I dropped all my DC titles forever ago. The only thing I'm keeping up with is Johns' JL run. Next closest would be World's Finest/Earth 2, but I've fallen behind there. Jumped on board Multiversity though.

Marvel, on the other hand, are doing much right. Hickman's Avengers/New Avengers runs are pretty all right (standard Hickman long game), Remender's Uncanny Avengers is a loose sequel to his FANTASTIC UXF run, and Fraction's Hawkeye is the shit.

Other than Marvel I'm keeping up with Saga and Rat Queens, but that's about it.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #142 on: October 04, 2014, 03:04:51 AM »

Alrin, you might be interested in looking at some 12 Gauge comics titles.  I.C.E. Critical Mass, released this November, is through them.  Sherwood Texas that I'm in the process of getting is through them.  25 to Life, from 2010, was good.  http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=6401

Kiks, I've not gotten the first two of Sherwood yet myself, but hope to get them ordered and here in time to read and be caught up before the Facebook release party for #4, at the end of the month.   I'll send you an invite via FB and if you're interested, you can come sit in on it.  They gave away some neat prizes last time.   

Here's a link, too.  https://www.facebook.com/events/258154451061617/

As far as the new 52, I've not read any of them.  I only got it because Cully drew it.  I asked about other issues, and he said he was asked to do more but had too many other obligations at the time and in the near future.

That 100 page Legends of the Dark Knight I posted a picture of isn't out yet either.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #143 on: October 08, 2014, 06:15:37 PM »

I think we had a web comics thread around here at one point, but I am too lazy to find it so I am just going to put it here.

How many of you remember Muninn? It has been around seven years since she was last active here and she never racked up a ton of posts, so she may not be one of the most memorable members of our community. She was a talented artist though, which prompted me to follow her on DeviantArt... you know, just before I stopped paying any real attention to that site altogether. I receive notices every time she posts something, but I rarely log onto the site and only do so to delete my inbox without reading anything. Imagine my surprise then when I stop for the first time in ever to skim a notice and discover that she created a web comic, Spindrift, and it has just celebrated its third year. I figured some of you might want to check this out considering it is from a former member of ours. I haven't yet, but will be soon.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #144 on: October 08, 2014, 11:31:40 PM »

Awesome. Thanks for sharing, James. I'll give it a read. The art looks amazing! I recall once or twice her posting some stuff, but this looks a lot smoother, more professional.

Here's a better link for those interested: http://www.spindrift-comic.com/comic/00/0
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #145 on: October 09, 2014, 01:53:49 AM »

Forgot that the code here doesn't like quotations.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #146 on: October 09, 2014, 04:10:32 AM »

Hi, James.  Are you still writing too?

And thanks for posting about her.  I'll check it out too.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #147 on: October 10, 2014, 12:47:25 AM »

I'm not. I haven't written in any serious capacity for a few years now. I will occasionally write something if asked, but I doubt anyone would claim it is good.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #148 on: October 10, 2014, 02:56:05 AM »

Too bad, bro.  I enjoyed what I read of yours.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #149 on: September 09, 2015, 08:29:38 AM »

I recently dipped into Injustice: Gods Among Us and the new Ms. Marvel (based on the Hugo win).

I thought that Injustice was extremely stupid, but also a lot of fun and kind of addicting. I was often more intrigued by who would be murdered next than how the story would unfold.

Ms. Marvel was OK. The interesting family dynamic faded into the background rather quick and the story from there was pretty predictable. I like that Kamala's first villain was ridiculous and I enjoyed her interaction with other heroes, but overall... yeah, kind of meh.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #150 on: May 22, 2016, 09:42:07 PM »

I have a mate at work who's big into comics, so lends me quite a few.

Finished Planetary. Never read that much of it before, but loved every second of it. As far as complete series' reads go, I can think of few better. The plot is handled masterfully - never peaks too soon, and despite how long it took Ellis to complete it, the quality level remains consistent and you don't notice any blips along the way.

Swamp Thing. Boy is this a new favourite of mine! I stopped reading after making my way through about five mammoth volumes of it, but my first impressions of it help it hold a special place in my heart. Damn good yarn. Think I especially appreciate it cause of the environmental note it kicked off with. Also the first bad guy was perfect.

Also read V for Vendetta by Moore, which is sublime. I was left thunderstruck by how powerful some of the scenes in the book were. Literally couldn't continue in a couple of places. Amazing achievement in fiction. I'd enjoyed a couple of Moore's other works in the past, such as the Killing Joke and Watchmen, but this is his best piece, IMO.

Moving back to Ellis, I read his Moon Boy run which was so nifty. I love the different levels to the character, his backstory is awesome and Ellis's style of storytelling suits the character completely. I'd be eager to see how the character carries over to the silverscreen.

And I've also read Punisher by Ennis, and a ton of other stuff he's written. Top Irishman.
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