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Old 5th April 2009, 06:42 PM   #256 (permalink)
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Slaine: Books of Invasions by Pat Mills and Clint Langley. It's good, but not up there with The Horned God: the art, while superb, lacks the mysterious quality of Simon Bisley's pictures, and the story is much simpler, since it doesn't have the framing device of Ukko's chronicle. Definately superior stuff, but it seems not to be quite as witty, both in terms of being funny and clever. And no villain could ever match up to Lord Weird Slough Feg, surely.
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volume 2 of the Sandman and then onto The Stand: Captain Trips
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Old 6th April 2009, 03:57 AM   #258 (permalink)
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Showcase Presents Sgt. Rock Volume one. Not really a comic book it is a book of comics, specifically reprints of Sgt. Rock stories from late 50s and early 60s issues of Our Army At War, with one from G.I. Combat featuring a prototype of what eventually evolved into the one true Sgt. Rock. Great stuff.
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Top Ten book 1 By Alan Moore,Gene Ha,Zeke Gannon
Terminal City 1-3 by Dean Motter,Michael Lark (one of my fav artist,the reason i picked up the series).

FullMetal Alchemist Vol 12-13 by Hiromu Arakawa
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Captain Britain Vol.3 The Lion and the Spider

The early stuff in this book is a bit hokey, but I I always enjoyed Cap's first US appearance from a Marvel Team Up, written by Chris Claremont and drawn by John Byrne, just before they made their mark on the X-Men.

But it's the second part of the novel which makes it worth the while, reprinting the classic Black Knight strip!
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Old 1st May 2009, 10:23 PM   #261 (permalink)
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SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT VOLUME ONE. Stories that originally appeared in DC's Star Spangled War Stories, 1960 - 1966. Dinosaurs and World War Two, one of the really great conceptual mixtures in comics not always pulled off as well as one might hope. Still, with titles like "D-Day For Dinosaurs" with striking covers to match it's hard to come down too hard. Animal lovers may want to keep their distance as about one in three dinos get dispatched with some kind of explosive being tossed into their mouths. And forget continuity; dinosaur island is almost newly discovered every issue even when the same characters are involved. Some good stories though, and the Andru/Esposito artwork is always stunning.
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Reading Punisher MAX, Garth Ennis.
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Reading Punisher MAX, Garth Ennis.
Hope that you are enjoying it, Ennis' run was excellent
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Old 3rd May 2009, 12:10 PM   #264 (permalink)
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Thanks for the heads-up.

The only Ennis I read up until now was Preacher and it near blew me away! I have almost all Hellblazer TPBs including all of Ennis' work. Looking forward to reading them when I'm done with Punisher.
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Picked up Will Eisner's The Neighbourhood: Dropsie Avenue last night and am reading that now. Black & White artwork. Amazing story.
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Old 5th May 2009, 01:56 PM   #266 (permalink)
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I'm reading "Watchmen". I don't normally read graphic novels, infact this is probably the first I've ever read. I'm only reading it actually because it was bought for me and now I feel oblidged to read it. Although I'm about halfway through and I'm starting to get into it. Took a while getting used to looking at pictures as well as reading the words.
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Fried Egg ... took me a while to adjust to it too but once I did, I loved the tale. Am used to graphic novels generally not having full pages of text.
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And if you are going to read one graphic novel, it might as well be one of the, if not the best!
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Well, I quite liked "Watchmen". What would people recommend next? One of Alan Moore's other creations or what?
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A very leading question, but to play safe anything else by Alan Moore is probably well worth a look - perhaps the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
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