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Old 9th December 2008, 09:56 AM   #211 (permalink)
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I'm just making my way through The Dark Knight Returns (Yup! I've never read it!!), also going through the Sandman series again - just love Preludes and Nocturnes.

Although, there are 3 more titles that have caught my eye, which i'm hoping to move onto - Couscous Express, The Couriers and The Boys!!

Has anyone read these? - Are they worth getting??
I've read The Boys. It is Garth Ennis doing what he loves best, deconstructing superheroes. It's incredibly brutal, very adult, full of lots of violence to an almost cartoon level, sex, lots of humour, but it also has very rich characters and one that is physically based on Simon Pegg.
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Old 14th December 2008, 07:03 PM   #212 (permalink)
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V for Vendetta. Ok, so it took me a long time to get around to it! But as I met Alan Moore at Newcon a few months ago I thought I'd better do some catching up.
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Old 5th January 2009, 06:00 PM   #213 (permalink)
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I'm just about done wrapping up a re-read of Sandman, just in time for the 20th Anniversay of the first issue's publication.

I was lucky enough to write about my re-reading for Weird Tales magazine, so, starting today, they will be running a 10-part series on Sandman penned by yours truly, a sort of web supplement to their interview with Gaiman in the current issue. You can find my introduction to the daily series (it runs the next two weeks) here. Pretty sure the first writeup will be posted today.

It was a kind of a thrill to see last night that Neil Gaiman himself is linking to the Weird Tales content on his blog. Cool!
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Old 6th January 2009, 09:26 AM   #214 (permalink)
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I've just finished re-reading Watchmen in the run up to the film, finished Aztec the Ultimate Man the trade paperback collection by Mark Millar and Grant Morrison from the 1990s

Over Christmas I read 3 trades of the new Captain America series by Ed Brubaker, one of the best comics and the best writers in the business at the moment in my opinion. If you love espionage, WWII action and flashbacks mixed in with modern day warfare on terrorists and Nazis, themes of redemption, revenge, and a consistent story told over a couple of years, then check it out.

I am currently reading Zot! the collected works by comics authority and legend, Scott McLeod. After many years of reading how to make and create comics properly, its fascinating to go back and see his journey as an independent creator.
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Old 6th January 2009, 01:20 PM   #215 (permalink)
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Ah, I glimpsed Alan Moore at Newcon too, but was far too intimidated to say anything!

I read the first issue of Ennis' new Dan Dare a while ago, but I was not terribly fussed: it seemed too much of a "dark side by numbers" for me. However, I did recently read an excellent Dare story by Frank Hampson, Reign of the Robots. The robots all look like tin cans with pincers. It was brilliant.
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Spawn: The Complete Armageddon Collection, very nice.
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Old 11th January 2009, 09:09 PM   #217 (permalink)
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Just finished The Mystery Play by Grant Morrison. Incredible watercolours throughout, compelling story, with just enough "what the hell is going on?" to appease my need to be confused (the ending required at least two read-throughs for me to get Morrison's "point").

All in all, an incredible read.

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Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis. Only eight more issues to go. Spider Jerusalem is Hunter S. Thompson.
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Old 18th January 2009, 09:50 PM   #219 (permalink)
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I'm catching up on Gaiman's Sandman, and reading Paradise Kiss, which is one of the cutest (without overload into cute puke) and most romantic (again, without that overload that makes you want to hurl) mangas I've ever read.
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Berserk manga, Kentaro Miura. Excellent stuff.
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Dark Tower: Treachery no. 4. Excellent.
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Do any of you read monthly comics ? Im not talking about graphic novels but just read comics that come out every month. Do you have a pull list in your comic store ?

How many comics do you buy ?
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Of course I do!

I refuse to answer the second part of the question on the grounds I may incriminate myself.

Actually it might be too many to count...
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Of course I do!

I refuse to answer the second part of the question on the grounds I may incriminate myself.

Actually it might be too many to count...
I was wondering about other people pull list. I was in my comic shop today cutting down my monthly comics to 11 series cause temporary personal economy reasons. I had dump several new series i wasnt sure about.

Was wondering other people here had similar choices made. I think you and me are the only real collectors here of monthly series.

I never really had time to make my series list grow to many comics since i alwyas buy a few new books a month. Books are above comics,manga for me.
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Just finished The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol 1 & 2 The film was such a poor copy of the original idea, of course a lot of the ideas would never make it into a mainstream film, such as Griffin and Pollyanna, and Hyde punishing Griffin.
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