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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2008, 09:49:13 AM »

Anyone read any of these? I'm curious about Joe Hill, despite not being overjoyed with his first novel.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2008, 01:57:26 AM »

Sorry Joe, don't know much about Joe Hill other than he's Stephen Kings? son. I think it's Stephen King.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2008, 05:55:11 AM »

Not sure whether many of you would have heard of him, but Anarky (created by Alan Grant), a cult-type character popular in the mid-to-late 90's, has been announced to make his return in issue #182 of Robin.

Anarky is allegedly the son of the Joker, although this has never been fully proven, and is a semi anti hero who uses anarchy as a way of rebelling against what he sees as a wayward world. Grant based many of Anarky's characteristics on Alan Moore's V, and the character shared many of Grant's political and sociological views.

Anarky had his own series, lasting only 8 issues, which was widely popular, but was canceleld due to a disagreement between Grant and DC. The character has since been on a 10-year hiatus, but due to overwhelming demand, DC have decided to reinstate Anarky into general DC continuity.

Worth a look.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2008, 05:31:13 PM »

Just finished reading Joker by Brian Azzarello. It was a pretty good read. Fans of the Joker, in particular, should definitely check it out. Very limited Batman action in this one, just so you know.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2008, 11:09:59 PM »

 bats just love Comics and have a few
Buck Rogers
Flash Gordon
Mandrake
Planet of the Apes etc,,but I find these Modern Comics don't seem to have style
I know there is comics about Boba Fett but haven't seen them
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2008, 12:45:09 PM »

There are quite a number of Boba comics, too, Bats. Like these ones.

I haven't read any of Boba's comics myself, so I can't tell you what ones are the best to get or not. You'd need to consult with someone else to figure that out.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2008, 12:11:38 AM »

 Great One
Thanks for that isn't he just the Best..will have to wait a bit ..when I'm a Widow ,...a SO [snarling orchid]
LOL!! as spending his money  on that crap .but then in fact,,the Idea of me spending his Money is eeping
him Healthy LOL!!!

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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2008, 02:33:27 AM »

Just bought the last two graphic novels of Preacher.

Jesse Custer rules.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2008, 11:43:03 PM »

Just a quick preview of what's on the cards for 2009.......

- Battle for the Cowl - Following on from the events of Batman RIP, Bruce Wayne (the other B-dubbs), is nowhere to be found and several candidates step up to take the mantle of the Bat.

- Blackest Night - Green Lantern books will get a massive shake-up when the "Blackest Night" prophecy comes to DC pages. Built up as THE biggest event in comics for '09. To feature Green, Red, Orange, Indigo, Blue, yellow, violet and a black lantern.

- Planetary #27 - Warren Ellis has promised that the epilogue for his genuis Planetary comics will be available in '09 - When exactly, is beyond my foresight.

Ofcourse there a many more major comic events, but these are my main 3.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2008, 12:22:12 AM »

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Heard from John Cassaday over the weekend -- sounds like
he's about halfway through issue 27 of PLANETARY.

Warren Ellis, Bad Signal, September 29, 2008.

I though I had gotten more news on this since then, but I haven't. I would suspect that he's done at least one more page since then, as it has taken him this long to get half way finished. From Wikipedia:

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Mr. Ellis confirmed, on his 'Bad Signal' mailing list, that Mr. Cassaday would finish the final issue in early 2008.

I can't confirm it, as I have only been subscribed to Bad Signal since August.

I haven't started Planetary, besides the preview issue, and likely won't until it is all finished, whenever that may be.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2008, 12:27:33 AM »

Well technically, Planetary did finish with issue #26, and #27 is just the epilogue.  So, I wouldn't be waiting for the last issue James, just jump on board. You'll be glad you did.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2009, 10:45:36 PM »

I've been meaning to start reading Planetary for a while now. I actually have it here, so it'll happen sometime, soon...

Just finished re-reading issue #27 of the Star Wars: Legacy comics. What can I say? It's a great issue. Probably my favourite of all the issues so far in the Legacy series. The strong point of the issue is that it's focus is on Darth Wyyrlock III, who up to then had remained a bit of a mysterious figure among the new Sith. After this issue, you really go away thinking 'man, that guy is badass'. It's as simple as that. That he's the Lore-master of the One Sith just makes him even cooler. I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing more from him.

The Vector arc has just came to a close, and a new issue is coming out this week - 32: Fight Another Day, Part 1. Word is we'll find out the fate of the Mon Cal (fishy fishes :D) species. I can't see it being a complete eradication of their people. I mean, there'll always be more scattered across the galaxy...

Anyway, I'm looking forward to a return to the main story. The Vector arc was fun and interesting enough, but I want to see how things play out between Cade, and his enemies. I want to see how bad the state of the galaxy is in by the end.

However, that won't be revealed for quite a while yet, so I'm going to be reading other comics. Currently...

Preacher. Oh yeah.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2009, 06:42:37 AM »

Preacher and Planetary are two GNs in the works for DCs "next-film-to-make" list.

Both would make great movies I think.

Battle for the Cowl has begun. We're sure to see a bunch of folks running around in Batmasks very soon.

Who will be Batman?
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« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2009, 05:40:24 AM »

As I told Kiks earlier this month... the artwork for Planetary #27 is finally finished. I should probably get around to reading the series, but it might take a while yet.

The last comic I read was Batman: Arkham Asylum, which was rather cool. I have The Killing Joke waiting for me to read as well and I should get around to that. Interested in Batman as a whole, always have been. Batman is just so damned cool. I also have the Sandman comics to read... and yeah, its Neil Gaiman... so I can't pass them up.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2009, 06:48:24 AM »

Gaiman's Whatever became of the Caped Crusader was pretty good, def' worth the read. wasn't very well recieved critically though.

The Killing Joke is a freakin' masterpiece, and a must-read.

If your'e diggin' on the Batstuff at the moment Jimbo, I suggest Batman: Cacophany by Kevin Smith.
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« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2009, 04:51:43 AM »

Been reading a few...

- Read Gaiman's Whatever Became of the Caped Crusader and definitely enjoyed it. I only had one problem throughout and that was Alfred's story, but other than that there were some definite good moments. I also enjoyed the artwork... which leads me to my next one...

- Kevin Smith's Cacophony had a good story too it, but I found that I disliked the art. Seeing The Joker with a beard may have made it worth the read though. The moments when The Joker was dark were quite good, especially in the last issue, but the moments when he is light... well they aren't so grand. These are the moments that tell you that Smith wrote the comic, they seem like something pulled out of one of his movies and while I would likely enjoy them if they were in one of said movies... not so much in the comic.

- Planetary was damn good. And that is not just because I am an Ellis fanboy and not because I have a special place in my heart for people who have cold-based powers, but because it was genuinely good. The one problem I had was that it there was little continuation between comics. Yes, there was the underlying arc, but from comic to comic it was a new event and I felt that some deserved a little extra time spent on them. There were moments in the run that actually dropped information from said events that would have been given instead of referenced had the issue (or rather, mini arc) continued until its completion. It is nothing major, just a bit of an annoyance.

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I do have another issue. While I did not expect some long, drawn out affair, I expected the big bad Four to actually put up something resembling a fight. It was a sudden end to a pair that were more bogeymen than villain.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2009, 09:31:04 PM »

downloaded some of the CTRL ALT DEL animated series, and thought they were some of the lamest stuff i've ever seen. kindof gave up on the comic as well, cause all it is now is drama. it's turning into a new Questionable Content, where they have even gone so far as to remove the punchlines from the comics
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« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2009, 01:48:26 AM »

I just read The Killing Joke. I liked it, pretty good. I did notice that there is a rereleased version with new colors done by the original artist. From the frames I saw, I think I would have much preferred that version to the original that I read. As a person who fancies himself a wannabe writer, you would think it is the story that I would pay attention to, but it is the art first and foremost. The art is good, certainly better than what can be found in Cacophony, but the colors I found to be annoying. I might have to find the newer version and give it a read.

Let's see what I have waiting for me...

Fables, damn near a hundred issues to go through.
Sandman, read Volume One and still have a lot to go.
Batman RIP

That's it for now, will likely see what else I can did up. I would like to check out Kevin Smith's run on Green Arrow, but I really would prefer to buy that.

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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2009, 06:05:26 PM »

Anyone read Global Frequency by Warren Ellis? How is it?
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« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2009, 12:12:37 AM »

I just spent several days, several glorious days, reading Warren Ellis' Transmetropolitan and I feel the need to do three things:

1) I feel the need to stop what I am doing and reread the entire run all over again. This may just happen, but not until I am done with this post.
2) I have the desire to go and spend an entire check to pick up every volume of the series. This will not likely come about... yet. Oh, I will be buying them, but it will be one at a time and I will definitely be keeping an eye on Ebay.
3) I feel the need to talk about them, to get people to read the damn things! Alas, I am late in the game and only just caught up with the bandwagon.

The thing I enjoyed the most about the series was its ability to go from completely absurd and silly to utterly serious at the drop of a dime. You have Spider doing something off the wall at one moment and the very next has him relating some horrible story or showing us some new horror in the city that everyone else is all too eager to ignore. There's dark humor and there's absurdity, but there is always the sense that there is something heart-wrenching and disturbing lurking somewhere in the background and waiting for the perfect moment to step out and say, "This is no laughing matter." It is Ellis' ability to blend the dark humor, the absurdity, and the seriousness that makes the comic so good.

Pick it up, damn you.
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