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Re: Comics Thread (was My OFFICIAL Apology to Dave)

Postby smafdi » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:10 pm

100% yes, Invincible is very good imo. I was current about a year ago? ish? I think....
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Re: Comics Thread (was My OFFICIAL Apology to Dave)

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:00 pm

Not actually a story I'm reading but some coolness (I think). Taking my collection of my best, most collectible books to my favorite old issue comic dealer tomorrow. They've got a membership with CGC, he's going to tell me what of my issues I should have slabbed (if any).
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Re: Comics Thread (was My OFFICIAL Apology to Dave)

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:07 am

Anyone read any of '68? Supposedly its Zombies in Vietnam. They're cheap to get back issues, just wondered if the story was good enough to bother.
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Re: Comics Thread (was My OFFICIAL Apology to Dave)

Postby salamanca » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:16 pm

No, but you have my attention.

As for grading...I get why people do it but I find it a travesty to seal a book up where it cannot be enjoyed. (And halfway through your post I was expecting the ending to be "to trade them for game stuff" not grading).
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Re: Comics Thread (was My OFFICIAL Apology to Dave)

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:58 pm

Asked around a comic collection group and got half a dozen responses, all of whom had read '68 and recommended it. I picked up the five trades off ebay. I'll let you know, Dave.

As for sealing up the books, that's why I have the trades too. :D
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Re: Comics Thread (was My OFFICIAL Apology to Dave)

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:03 pm

Still waiting on my trades for '68, but I got something else cool. Brian Azarello and Eduardo Rizzo (of 100 Bullets fame) are back together on a new ongoing series, Moonshine. Prohibition, mobsters, and the supernatural. Picked up the first 6 issues and the trade, so far so good.

Also started reading the Morrison run of Doom Patrol. So far, he's still just doing the weird for weird's sake without any discernible plot reason. Can only slog through about 1 issue before I have to put it down (been using Invincible as my reward).

Also also, at the behest of internet folks, I picked up the Mark Gruenwald run of Squadron Supreme. One of the earliest superhero deconstructionist storylines.
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Re: Comics Thread (was My OFFICIAL Apology to Dave)

Postby salamanca » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:52 pm

That is the whole point of Morrison's run. There is stuff running in the arcs but not really a grand scale thing. It is meant to hurt your brain and better in single issue pacing.
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Re: Comics Thread (was My OFFICIAL Apology to Dave)

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:47 pm

I'm on a comic book collecting FB page, people post stuff they like, you know that kind of thing. Someone keeps doing various iterations of Storm with the mohawk. I've always hated that look. This is how she's always going to look in my mind.

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And just a note for your sanity. Do NOT do a GIS for John Byrne's pictures of Storm. He's done a lot of, lets just say, inappropriate art featuring Ororo.
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Re: Comics Thread (was My OFFICIAL Apology to Dave)

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:22 am

Couple of updates since I got trades and have been voraciously reading them.
1.Invincible just keeps getting better and better.
2. I Hate Fairyland is a huge disappointment, and I would recommend avoiding it (though the art is very cute)
3. 68 is good if predictable (the art's a little rough, and the stories just what you'd expect, although it is, from what I can determine pretty historically accurate).
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Re: Comics Thread (was My OFFICIAL Apology to Dave)

Postby smafdi » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:47 pm

No spoilers (for the others) but how far have you gotten in invincible?
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