Joined: 09 May 2007
Location: City, Ohio
_________________ Warnings about Panther
1. Do NOT stare into Panthers eyes for this will mesmerize you into a never
2. Do Not bring and Mirrors near Panther he may catch his own gaze put him
into and never ending trace.
transformers: last stand of the wreckers
Kingdom: the promised land
Batman: year one, the dark night returns, the killing joke, and arkham asylum: a serious house on serious earth
Superman: red son
I could go on for a looong-ass time here, but I'll leave it at this for now and get back to watching american horror story.
Joined: 13 Apr 2008
Location: Near the ruins of the Thundercon
I'm pretty terrible at keeping up with comics. Just a few months ago I finally got around to reading Blankets (graphic novel...comics...close enough) and enjoyed it thoroughly. What might you toss in the direction of someone looking for a good sampling of what's out there?
Aw, man I loved blankets. And the best part about that book if you are on a tight budget you can usually find it in your local library.
Blankets is definitely good. A friend lent it to me once.
I love comics, but I'm very bad at keeping up with them. I sort of pick them up when the fancy strikes me. I very much enjoy the work of Doug Tennapel, so I was really impressed with his recent Ghostopolis. Calvin and Hobbes is probably my favorite ever, and can always bring me up after a bad day (although I'm not sure that counts in this topic... are we talking about longer stories or do strips work?).
More recently I read Chew. I've been picking up the collected editions to save some cash from getting it monthly. It's got a really cool mystery story, which I love, and the sci fi element is simultaneously hilarious, gross and unexpected. It pays off in major ways almost every issue.
The New 52 Batman is pretty good. The writing on it is great, and I pick it up every month from my local shop. On a few lighter notes I also have been getting the Megaman and Sonic comics from Archie for a long time, and the new Ninja Turtles stories from IDW more recently are freaking great. My comic guy saves me variants every once in a while. It's a strain on the pocketbook, but he knows what I like
Planetary - really cool take on the Fantastic 4
Y the last man - being turned into a movie
The Manhattan Projects
Locke & key
Little Depressed Boy
The Crossed - the most twisted comic I've come across
Watchmen - really enjoying the new before watchmen stuff.
With regards to the more traditional DC and Marvel comics
Batman - new 52 stuff is really good
Uncanny x-men -
Ultimate Spider man
Wolverine and the x-men
Journey Into Mystery
I'm very bad at keeping up with them. I sort of pick them up when the fancy strikes me. I very much enjoy the work of Doug Tennapel, so I was really impressed with his recent Ghostopolis. Calvin and Hobbes is probably my favorite ever, and can always bring me up after a bad day (although I'm not sure that counts in this topic... are we talking about longer stories or do strips work?).
Comics are something you could walk up to me to make a brief comment and I'd reply with the equivalent of three pages of text. That's how much I read comics. Especially Marvel. I have a love/hate relationship, though.
Superior Spider-Man is pretty good, although here in Brazil we're a bit late in publishing (just finished with the Necessary Evil arc). I haven't kept up with other comics lately (I tried going back to Ultimate X-Men, but it just doesn't click anymore). I usually don't pick up DC comics, unless it's a 90s DC comic from a box I keep in my wardrobe that I can laugh at.
I'm very fond of the 80s and Jim Shooter's time as editor-in-chief at Marvel. Some really good stories came from that period, with competent writers and artists all around. I'm fascinated by the 90s too, but for a whole different reason.
I'm indifferent towards the Silver Age stuff. Most of it isn't really good (save for some of the Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four and the early issues of Amazing Spider-Man).
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