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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2009, 01:18:00 AM »

Kikori I did have some great comics ,,have you heard of Brick Bradford he was a Time  Traveler,,his ship
 looked like a Top,,good as Buck Rodgers ,,and I just love Asterix have all of his Comics too
The older Comics I had packed away ,,Mum threw them in the Tip,,some one has them now
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2009, 01:24:13 AM »

ahahaha, Yeah Bats, my uncle used to read Brick, so I have a few old issues of it.

I believe his time machine was called the Time Top!!

Never actually read or saw Buck Rodgers, but I love Duck Dodgers, which is obviously based on good ol' Buck.

I still have most of my old Asterix comics lying around!!! Getafix is still the best!!!!!

I would have a fit if anyone threw out my comic books Bats!!!! I hope you had a nice talk with your mum about the value of comics!!!
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2009, 01:08:28 AM »

 You are one lucky So and So able to read Brick,,tell your Uncle he has taste,,I just love Comics
As for my Mum you may as well go and talk to a Wall ,,she was one Mad woman,,that's why I can run so good
to get away from her throwing Bricks or worse that ..Dam ..Copper stick[she used to stir the boiling cloths with]
Wham!!!! right on the back I use to get it before I left home ,I threw it away to the Tip !!!
BUT!! I did show her of the value of those comics and more value because the War years paper was very scarce
Dad use to get them from the GI's as we lived on a Army base,,my LOVING name she use to call was
Army Camp Brat LOL!!!
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2009, 06:18:52 AM »

I am indeed a "so and so" bats. And a lucky one to be sure. My Grandmother had heaps on my Uncles' old comics laying around when I was a kid so I got to read somew classic shit.

I really loved the funnies, mostly stuff like BC, The Wizard of Id, Calvin and Hobbes and so on.

I also read heaps of Commando comics, Archie, and Phantom (of course)
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2009, 05:03:57 AM »

I finally cracked into the pile of comics I bought on Ebay the other day. I've already read Fell, so I didn't go through those, but I will be doing that soon enough, you can bet on it. The one I picked up was Atmospherics, a one-shot about cattle/human mutilation by aliens. The comic was interesting enough, not the best certainly, but definitely not bad. What I enjoyed was a bit of the afterword, written by Warren Ellis of course.

Quote from: 'Warren Ellis'
People often say to me, where do you get your ideas from?

I get my ideas from being a bastard.

[...][insert a very interesting afterword that I will not type up here][...]

This was a genuinely horrible idea inspired by nothing but a spirit of meanness in considering a man I've never met and who has never harmed me or anyone I know.

So I wrote it.

Don't live with writers. Writers are bastards.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2009, 04:47:51 AM »

Been taking a bit of a break from comics. This morning I read a few issues of Jack of Fables and it was all right, but that is about the extent of it. I need to get working on the stack of Ellis comics I have sitting on my night stand. Already read Fell, but I have been meaning to watch it again.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #46 on: June 24, 2009, 12:25:58 AM »

Very interesting and something that I am very much for: Digitalization of Comics
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #47 on: July 10, 2009, 09:01:31 PM »

Spent some of last night trying to convince a person who has no real interest in comics (and no knowledge beyond that of your Marvel and DC Superheros) to pick up Transmet. He's a big fan of Hunter S. Thompson, so that helps things. There are few things as amusing as watching someone try to puzzle out just how a replicator machine manages to take drugs. Managed to get him to check them out though, so there is that. :)
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2009, 05:22:39 AM »

I recently started reading Moon Knight, the current run that started off with Charlie Huston. It is not bad, I rather like it, even if it is from Marvel. You know what bothers me the most about it? There is a ton of violence and yet the curse words are censored. I can watch a villain get his face peeled off, but when a character goes on a curse laden tirade, I get a text bubble filled with pound signs.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2009, 09:04:40 AM »

Moon Knight and Deadpool are the only two current Marvel comics that worth a look at. I've only read a few Moons, but Deadpool, as always, is the shiz nizzle. Of course, both are blatant rip-offs _ Moon Knight of Bats and Deadpool of Deathstroke.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2009, 06:23:27 AM »

Finally getting 'round to reading some of the comics I've had and not read for ages. Currently focussing on Warren Ellis's 'Transmetropolitan' and making my way through that. Tis good stuff. :) After that I'll probably move onto Planetary, or read the latest issues of Garth Ennis's 'The Boys'.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2009, 02:00:05 AM »

Eisner award winners were announced yesterday.


Here's the winners:


Best Short Story: "Murder He Wrote," by Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto, and Andrew Pepoy, in The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror #14 (Bongo)

Best Continuing Series: All Star Superman. by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)

Best Limited Series: Hellboy: The Crooked Man, by Mike Mignola and Richard Corben (Dark Horse)

Best New Series: Invincible Iron Man, by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca (Marvel)

Best Publication for Kids: Tiny Titans, by Art Baltazar and Franco (DC)

Best Publication for Teens/Tweens: Coraline, by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Best Humor Publication: Herbie Archives, by "Shane O'Shea" (Richard E. Hughes) and Ogden Whitney (Dark Horse)

Best Anthology: Comic Book Tattoo: Narrative Art Inspired by the Lyrics and Music of Tori Amos, edited by Rantz Hoseley (Image)

Best Webcomic: Finder, by Carla Speed McNeil, www.shadowlinecomics.com/webcomics/#/finder/

Best Reality-Based Work: What It Is, by Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Graphic Album—New: Swallow Me Whole, by Nate Powell (Top Shelf)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint: Hellboy Library Edition, vols. 1 and 2, by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Little Nemo in Slumberland, Many More Splendid Sundays, by Winsor McCay (Sunday Press Books)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: Creepy Archives, by various (Dark Horse)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material: The Last Musketeer, by Jason (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Japan: Dororo, by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)

Best Writer: Bill Willingham, Fables, House of Mystery (Vertigo/DC)

Best Writer/Artist: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library (Acme)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Guy Davis, BPRD (Dark Horse)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist:  Jill Thompson, Magic Trixie,  Magic Trixie Sleeps Over (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Best Cover Artist: James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse)

Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, Abe Sapien: The Drowning, BPRD, The Goon, Hellboy, Solomon Kane, The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse); Body Bags (Image); Captain America: White (Marvel)

Best Lettering: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #19 (Acme)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland (www.comicbookresources.com)

Best Comics-Related Book: Kirby: King of Comics, by Mark Evanier (Abrams)

Best Publication Design: Hellboy Library Editions, designed by Cary Grazzini and Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)

Hall of Fame: Judges' choices: Harold Gray, Graham Ingels; Voters' choices: Matt Baker, Reed Crandall, Russ Heath, Jerry Iger




Of the above, two I most want to check out are Willingham's Fables series and the Invincible Iron Man run their doing, at the moment. Will get around to that once I'm through with my current Ellis comics.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2009, 05:08:48 AM »

I've fallen behind on my comic book duties of late, but will be picking up a shipment of about 30 comics today, so that should keep my going til next weekend. Heaps of cool stuff to read in the batch, so will chew into nicely.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2009, 04:18:26 PM »

Read this earlier. Stupid, or what? I haven't read much of the Sandman series, but it's success and fan base is strong. It'd be win-win, if they were to do it.
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« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2009, 03:55:29 AM »

Damn, that's a bummer. I was sure it was gonna happen. DiDio is a bit of a stingy old bastard though, apparently, so it's not too shocking.

I have heard that Gaiman is a little hard to deal with as well though - seems he's gotten a bit too big for his boots.
Who cares though, ey? Pay the man and gimme my Dream prequel you bastards!!!!!!

I did hear a little while ago that they had some thoughts on making a Death TV seriies. haven't been able to find any info on it though, so it is most likely bullshit.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2009, 07:27:43 PM »

Get Fuzzy, 7 July 2009. (For those who don't know it, it's a newspaper serial strip: "A bitingly hilarious slice of life with a volatile cat, a gentle dog and the unwitting human they live with.")





Is it sort of sad that my first reaction to this was "Like Megan Fox?"
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2009, 05:46:45 PM »

I've been reading Warren Ellis's Transmetropolitan a lot lately. I try and read a couple issues every day. I've even got Ave in on the act. Really enjoying it. Spider Jerusalem is one insanely cool character.

I'll echo James' urge for everyone to pick it up.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #57 on: August 25, 2009, 11:08:42 PM »

Taking a break from reading Transmetropolitan, right now. I'm currently reading The Umbrella Academy. I've not read too much of this, but I'm already liking how weird and cool it is. Worth checking out, folks.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2009, 12:14:59 PM »

I must admit the only comics I am reading regularly are the daily Dilbert cartoons, some of these are amazing and ring true to the office politics in my company.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2009, 04:19:39 PM »

Disney is buying Marvel and I find it f**king hilarious.
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