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PostSubject: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:36 pm

Welcome to the tenth version of the Comic Thread in it's various incarnations. In an effort to do our part to keep the board running smoothly and quickly, every so often we reboot continuity and start anew. This is the 10th such thread reboot (and third board version since the original) and we thank you for dropping in.

As thanks and to try to be helpful, many of our Past and present fellow comic fans have made suggestions of a handful of "Must Read" books that I have compiled and listed below. We hope anyone perusing the thread will find this useful. We welcome lists from anyone who regularly drops in.

Rusty:

Usagi Yojimbo
Bone
Mage: The Hero Discovered
Transmetropolitan
Zot!

Johnboy:

Dreadstar Vol 2 (including The Price)
Thor Visionaries: Walt Simonson Vol. 1 (introduction of Beta Ray Bill)
Thor Visionaries: Walt Simonson Vol. 3 (Visit to Hel and The Executioner holding the bridge at Gjallerbru; what could be better?)
Warlock original series (collected in six reprints, probably not reprinted since then.)
Death of Captain Marvel

"general interest" choices
Sandman: all ten volumes
Batman: Dark Knight
Watchmen
A Superman For All Seasons
Kingdom Come

Freedom Fries:

Fables
Cap
Secret Avengers
Avengers

Martin:

Queen & Country
Gotham Central
Sleeper
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Ballad Of Halo Jones
Atomic Robo

Douglas Fir:

Watchmen
Kingdom Come
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Sandman
Bone

Will:

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Y: The Last Man
Pride of Baghdad
Red Son
Punisher MAX, Volume 6: Barracuda.

Joe's (gotMEwrong)
Series Picks
Locke & Key
Echo
Fables
Invincible
The Walking Dead

Graphic Novel/Trade Picks
Daredevil (Brian Michael Bendis/Alex Maleev) Omnibus vol. 1
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152
Preacher
Watchmen
Y: The Last Man

Kermit Strikes Back:

Daredevil: Born Again
Daredevil Vol 4: Underboss
Bone: One Volume
Dark Knight Returns
Y: The Last Man

Sir Not's Top 16 or so:

Trades/Arcs/Minis
Daredevil: Born Again
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: Son of the Demon
Batman: Year One
Watchmen
V for Vendetta (So much better than the piece of shit movie)
Final Crisis: Rogues Revenge
Ultimate Spider-Man- Volume 1
Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War
Green Lantern: Rebirth
Kraven's Last Hint
Y: The Last Man (Damn you all for getting me hooked)
Maus
The Badger
Nexus

Ongoing Series
Invincible
Batman and Robin
Daredevil
Green Lantern
Green Lantern Corps
Punisher: Max (not the stupid as hell, dragged on way too long FrankenCastle)
I'd recommend Ultimate comics: Spider-Man for the story, but I can't stand the art. If you like Manga-inspired art, give it a go.

PokerGuy (mixed list of trades and Graphic Novels):

Secret Identity (DC)
Watchmen (DC)
ORIGIN (Marvel)
Fables (Vertigo)
Y: The Last Man (Vertigo)
Ex-Machina (Wildstorm)
Invincible (Image)
The Boys (Dynamite!)
Irredeemable & Incorruptible


Emlyn:

Criminal/Incognito/Fatale
Superman: Red Son
Kingdom Come
Y: The Last Man
Marvel 1602
Scott Pilgrim

Drena:

Gotham by Gaslight
JLA: Act of God
Emerald Twilight/New Dawn
Quiver
Zero Hour
Proof
Astounding Wolfman
Anything with Kyle Rayner in tights

ChrisMoses' favourite Picks in recent memory:

1. Annihilation
2. Nova
3. Amazing Spider-Man
4. Guardians of the Galaxy
5. Invincible
6. The Walking Dead
7. Powers
8. Y The Last Man
9. Atomic Robo
10. X-Men: Messiah Complex and related books.

Ertai23:

Watchmen
Sandman
Powers
Ex Machina
Y The Last Man

Kingdom Come:

The Watchmen
Preacher
Fables
Kingdom Come
Hellboy

Jerseyboy287:

Watchmen
Starman
Black Panther (Christopher Priest run)
Strangers In Paradise
Powers

CammyKnoxville:

Watchmen
The Walking Dead
Kingdom Come
Invincible
Fables
Scalped
Runaways (BKV's run)
Tales From The Clerks
Hellboy Library Edition Vol. 1
Umbrella Academy

Deadpool247:

Origin (Marvel)
Superman: Emperor Joker
The Killing Joke
Mighty Avengers
Cable and Deadpool
Genshiken (manga)
Chibi Vampire (manga)

caesar42:

Ongoing
Green Lantern
Invincible
Scalped
DMZ
Uncanny X-Men

Trades
Batman: Year One
Preacher
Runaways (Vaughan run)
Gotham Central
Powers
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (while this may be more of a guilty pleasure, I love it)

JustinCredible:

Strangers In Paradise by Terry Moore
NorthWest Passage by Scott Chandler
Essential Spiderman / X-Men Trades (If you want to get into Spiderman & X-Men, its the best way)
Static by Dwayne McDuffie and John Paul Leon (who is finally joining the DC universe and thus has automatically taken the crown as my favourite DC hero)
Kissing Chaos by Arthur De La Cruiz
Scooter Girl by Chynna Clugston-Major

Not THE St Kevin:

Preacher
The Boys
Chronicles of Wormwood
Usagi Yojimbo
Hack / Slash
Witchblade
Y The Last Man
Ex Machina
Chumble Spuzz
Fat Freddy's Cat

Dom |aKa| Scumm:

Moon Knight
Hellboy
B.P.R.D.
The Dark Knight Strikes Again
The Dark Tower - The Gunslinger Born

To cover two of the most popular European comics, here are...
...the 5 best (very subjective approach) Asterix books:

Asterix the Gaul
Asterix and Cleopatra
Asterix in Britain
Asterix and the Golden Sickle
Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield

Ultimate Simon:

Ongoing
Echo
Green Lantern
Fables
JSA
Buffy
Angel

Trades
Strangers In Paradise
Kingdom Come
Spiderman: Blue
Daredevil: Yellow
Sandman
Starman

HelBoy:

For Newcomers
Fables
The Walking Dead
Powers
Sam Noir
Atomic Robo

for Old Hands
X-Force
Millar and Hitch's Fantastic Four
Atomic Robo
basically, everyone should read Atomic Robo.

DrBeardface's MEGA list:

Bone
Captain America
Chew
Ex Machina
Fables
The Goon
Hellboy
Identity Crisis
Kingdom Come
Secret Warriors
Sweet Tooth
Transmetropolitan
The Ultimates 1 & 2
The Unwritten
Y: The Last Man

And As for Manga
Blade of the Immortal
MPD Psycho

Big Tuna:

1. Watchmen
2. Y: The Last Man
3. Ex Machina
4. Fables
5. Buffy
6. Angel
7. Batman: The Long Halloween
8. V For Vendetta
9. Echo
10. Sandman

Roguewriter's Picks:

1) SANDMAN
2) PREACHER
3) Y: THE LAST MAN
4) STEPHEN KING'S THE STAND
5) FABLES
6) ECHO
7) EX MACHINA
8 ) THE WALKING DEAD
9) THE BOYS
10) CHEW

Foy:

Automatic Kafka
Sleeper
X-Factor
DMZ

Rocco:

1. Preacher (Brilliant. The only adjective I can currently think of to describe this masterpiece)
2. Locke and Key (One of my favorite all-time works of fiction)
3. Batman: Knightfall (A story arc that i recollected recently, because i remembered it from when i was little. Sooo good. Especially at its start)
4. Watchmen
5. Irredeemable (The concept alone is just about enough to make the list!)
6. Mark Millar's Nemesis (if it stays this good it will jump even higher!)


Poppycox:

Ongoing Series
Batman & Robin
Thunderbolts
The Boys
All of the HA Avengers stuff
Ultimate Spider Man
Amazing Spider Man

Trades
Kingdom Come
The Boys
Fables
Invincible

Forehead:

Watchmen
Red Son
Batman: Killing Joke
Sin City(I care not that it's not one book)
Nemesis
Secret War(Nick Fury)

Please feel free to ask in the thread as well, as we love to help new and returning comic fans get back into their favourite characters and titles if we can.



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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:40 pm

Poker wrote:
Emlyn:

Criminal/Incognito/Fatale
Superman: Red Son
Kingdom Come
Y: The Last Man
Marvel 1602

Updatified listimabob.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:45 pm

You're All Awful wrote:
Poker wrote:
Emlyn:

Criminal/Incognito/Fatale
Superman: Red Son
Kingdom Come
Y: The Last Man
Marvel 1602

Updatified listimabob.

Done.

Why did you drop Invincible?

I just read Ultimate Collection #7 and enjoyed it. Of course, I only read them in the oversized format and not issue to issue. I could see it being slightly frustrating to read waiting month to month to go through a storyline AND the last half of the book was not as interesting as the first half.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:54 pm

I haven't dropped it exactly. I just haven't read it in so long that I couldn't say that I definitely recommend it up to the most recently released issue.

I'll pick it up again soon, now that I'll no longer be one of the jobless layabouts.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:17 pm

Hmm, I swore I gave a list on the thread in VA but the cache is returning nothing. I totally posted one which means Moses didn't put it in the first post! You're awful, Moses!

Watchmen
Red Son
Batman: Killing Joke
Sin City(I care not that it's not one book)
Nemesis
Secret Wars(Nick Fury)

Took out V For Vendetta, Dark Knight Returns and Year One because it's been so long since I've read them that I can't place them. I need a read through of them again. I've also got Born Again and Swamp Thing Volume 1 that I need to read, I've heard good things.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:25 pm

Can you put Scott Pilgrim on my list, too?

Fuck, that list was done ages ago.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:35 pm

You're All Awful wrote:
Can you put Scott Pilgrim on my list, too?

Fuck, that list was done ages ago.

Done.

Yeah, they all are a little dated.

I did modify it once or twice on the EBB, and then just modified mine slightly when I posted this here.

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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:42 pm

As usual, I pick things up by whim and I'm going to go get one of the Walking Dead trades. How close is it to the show? Was watching Talking Dead last night and the actress who plays Maggie said the show diverges from the book at points, so it makes the books still enjoyable and different enough not to ruin each other.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:50 pm

There are certainly major differences but I won't go into them. Definitely check it out, though.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:46 pm

Albert B wrote:
As usual, I pick things up by whim and I'm going to go get one of the Walking Dead trades. How close is it to the show? Was watching Talking Dead last night and the actress who plays Maggie said the show diverges from the book at points, so it makes the books still enjoyable and different enough not to ruin each other.

I haven't read the books. Zombies have never been my bag, but a buddy of mine watched the first season and then read all the trades and said they were awesome and that things didn't translate exactly to the show in places so both were great together or separately.

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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:58 pm

Poker wrote:
Albert B wrote:
As usual, I pick things up by whim and I'm going to go get one of the Walking Dead trades. How close is it to the show? Was watching Talking Dead last night and the actress who plays Maggie said the show diverges from the book at points, so it makes the books still enjoyable and different enough not to ruin each other.

I haven't read the books. Zombies have never been my bag, but a buddy of mine watched the first season and then read all the trades and said they were awesome and that things didn't translate exactly to the show in places so both were great together or separately.


I dunno, apart from the fact that the tv show is a drama and that aspect doesn't really come across in the comics then I'd say they're following it pretty much.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:59 pm

forehead wrote:
I dunno, apart from the fact that the tv show is a drama and that aspect doesn't really come across in the comics then I'd say they're following it pretty much.

WD spoilers, don't read unless you want your minds blown:

Quote :
Well, the fact that Carl didn't shoot Shane is a fairly major deviation.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:29 pm

For those that want to know, here is Jersey's new release list for this Wednesday:

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Comics On Sale March 14th:

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• Adventure Time #1 3rd Ptg – $3.99
• Adventure Time #2 – $3.99
• Archie Double Digest #227 – $3.99
• Archie The Married Life GN Vol 02 – $19.99
• Artifacts #15 – $3.99
• Avengers #24 – $3.99
• Avengers Assemble #1 – $3.99
• Avengers Assemble History Of Earths Heroes GN – $14.99
• Avengers Childrens Crusade HC – $34.99
• Avengers Korvac Saga GN New Ptg – $24.99
• Batgirl #7 – $2.99
• Batman And Robin #7 – $2.99
• Battle Scars #5 – $2.99
• Batwoman #7 – $2.99
• Billy Fog Gift Of Trouble Sight HC – $24.95
• Blue Estate #10 (MR) – $2.99
• Buckaroo Banzai #1 – $3.99
• Buffy Season 9 Freefall #7 – $2.99
• Captain America #9 – $3.99
• Carnage Usa #4 – $3.99
• Cartoon Network Action Pack #67 – $2.99
• Charmed #19 (MR) – $3.50
• Conan The Barbarian #2 – $3.50
• Crossed GN Vol 03 Psychopath (MR) – $19.99
• Daken Dark Wolverine #22 – $2.99
• Dark Matter #3 – $3.50
• Dark Shadows #4 – $3.99
• DC Universe By Alan Moore HC – $39.99
• DC Universe Online Legends GN Vol 02 – $19.99
• Deadpool #50 2nd Ptg Johnson Var – $3.99
• Deathstroke #7 – $2.99
• Demon Knights #7 – $2.99
• Doctor Who Ongoing Vol 2 #15 – $3.99
• Draw #22 – $7.95
• Elric The Balance Lost #9 – $3.99
• Essential X-Men GN Vol 10 – $19.99
• Exile On The Planet Of The Apes #1 – $3.99
• Fantastic Four #604 – $3.99
• Fatale #2 2nd Ptg (MR) – $3.50
• Flashpoint World Of Flashpoint Batman GN – $17.99
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:21 am

Emlyn wrote:
forehead wrote:
I dunno, apart from the fact that the tv show is a drama and that aspect doesn't really come across in the comics then I'd say they're following it pretty much.

WD spoilers, don't read unless you want your minds blown:

Quote :
Well, the fact that Carl didn't shoot Shane is a fairly major deviation.

Spoiler:
 
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:07 am

s l i t h y wrote:
Emlyn wrote:
forehead wrote:
I dunno, apart from the fact that the tv show is a drama and that aspect doesn't really come across in the comics then I'd say they're following it pretty much.

WD spoilers, don't read unless you want your minds blown:

Quote :
Well, the fact that Carl didn't shoot Shane is a fairly major deviation.

Spoiler:
 

EMLYN, DON'T READ HIS SPOILER UNLESS YOU'VE SEEN FRIDAY NIGHT'S WALKING DEAD OVER HERE!
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:36 am

I don't think the comic and the show are much alike at all. Some of the same characters, some of the same places, some of the same events, but they're all told differently enough and in a different structure that they both come across as completely original for the most part.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:25 pm

I'm enjoying the Knight and Squire mini series.

I love the British Supers they introduce and how they all tend to act.

lol

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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:28 pm

Sweet we have our own comic thread.

I'm reading the X-Men Schism trade right now as well as hack/Slash vol 2. I bought a bunch of cheap trades at Megacon a few weeks back that I have to get through too.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:30 pm

I wasn't a huge fan of Schism. Mind you I don't recall a bunch of it. It was pretty lackluster overall from what I do recall.

Also, I just realized the MGH I meant to stand for "Mafia Gathering Hole" edition could easily be mistaken by comic fans as the "Mutant Growth Hormone" edition.

Oops
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:32 pm

Poker wrote:
"Mafia Gathering Hole"

Oh. That makes a lot more sense.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:56 pm

Poker wrote:
I wasn't a huge fan of Schism. Mind you I don't recall a bunch of it. It was pretty lackluster overall from what I do recall.

Also, I just realized the MGH I meant to stand for "Mafia Gathering Hole" edition could easily be mistaken by comic fans as the "Mutant Growth Hormone" edition.

Oops

I'm feeling the same way so far. Honestly it seems like the book was just made so they could set up regenesis and have Wolverine and the X-Men which is fine by me since all the issues of that series I've read have been great. It really did shake things up with the X-Men which was definitely needed.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:28 pm

So...this isn't the Walking Dead thread?

So sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:06 pm

s l i t h y wrote:
So...this isn't the Walking Dead thread?

So sorry.

No, but come back Bill!

Surely you must have a passing interest of some kind with comics?

Anything you've considered reading or used to read in the past?

Curious about any of them or even digital versions and such?

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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:09 pm

Poppycox88 wrote:
Poker wrote:
I wasn't a huge fan of Schism. Mind you I don't recall a bunch of it. It was pretty lackluster overall from what I do recall.

Also, I just realized the MGH I meant to stand for "Mafia Gathering Hole" edition could easily be mistaken by comic fans as the "Mutant Growth Hormone" edition.

Oops

I'm feeling the same way so far. Honestly it seems like the book was just made so they could set up regenesis and have Wolverine and the X-Men which is fine by me since all the issues of that series I've read have been great. It really did shake things up with the X-Men which was definitely needed.

Yeah, basically it did what the title suggested would happen. It just didn't get there in an overly entertaining or memorable way.

I've taken to reading alot in digital format, but in sizeable chunks instead of monthly. So, I'm almost to the point where I'll go get the first arc or two of Wolverine and the X-Men.

What are the existing X-Men titles now besides Uncanny X-Force and X-Factor?

- Wolverine and the X-men
- ?
- ?
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:44 pm

I know Uncanny X-Men is Cyclops' book but that's all I know. Wolverine still has like sixty titles though.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:19 pm

Poker wrote:
s l i t h y wrote:
So...this isn't the Walking Dead thread?

So sorry.

No, but come back Bill!

Surely you must have a passing interest of some kind with comics?

Anything you've considered reading or used to read in the past?

Curious about any of them or even digital versions and such?


I've read Watchmen and V for Vendetta. I really like Alan Moore. What else should I read by him? From Hell?

Never read comics regularly as a kid. I was always more into sci-fi and fantasy. Apart from books I always read StarLog magazine from cover to cover. Occasionally Fangoria and other movie related magazines, depending on the cover story.

Oh, and Dr. Who. Read all the Dr. Who books and even still own the Marvel Premiere issues of the Dr. Who stories.

And Douglas Adams.

I read the first and third Walking Dead trade paperbacks. (My library didn't have the 2nd. But I stopped there (for now).

And I've been checking out some graphic novels from the library as well. Can't remember any titles off the top of my head, though.

Poppy's 1st X-Men game got me excited about comics, though. I enjoyed everything I read researching stuff. But then I became overwhelmed about where to start reading. There's a lot of stuff out there. And, having lurked occasionally in the comics threads (and being a regularly reader of the mafia planning threads!), I know all of it is not good.

I'll probably check out the Dark Knight Returns next and then Sandman.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:23 pm

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I've read Watchmen and V for Vendetta. I really like Alan Moore. What else should I read by him? From Hell?

Batman: The Killing Joke is amazing, although it's pretty dark(I guess that's to be expected from Alan Moore).
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:28 pm

The darker the better. And giving the finger to the powers that be is a bonus.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:10 pm

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The darker the better. And giving the finger to the powers that be is a bonus.

You like dark and twisted, but with an awesome bang and story to go with it?

Preacher - I can't do it justice with a description.
The Boys - Who keeps the supes in check? Especially when the supes of your world are all perverted, abusive, destructive, self obsessed murders and their public personas are all a lie?

Irredeemable
Incorruptible to a lesser extent

The first two fit your bill perfectly. I throw in Irredeemable for the fact he's the world's first and foremost Super hero...until he snaps. He destroys a city equivalent to New York and Sinks a small, relatively unknown island in the pacific (I lie, it's well know, but dude makes an entire island disappear).
Incorruptible is the opposite perspective. One of Irredeemable's bigger villains, Max Damage, sees all this go down (the destruction of a New York like city he sees first hand) and it changes him. He can no longer be that guy he was, if there is noone to check the Plutonian.

The End League might be something you're interested in too, but it's only two trades long and it's been awhile since I read them.

Invincible. Everything I've tried to write about it comes off wrong. Just grab the Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 1 and I GUARANTEE you will not be disappointed. See, I'm serious. I underlined it AND put it in italics.

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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:22 pm

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Invincible. Everything I've tried to write about it comes off wrong. Just grab the Invincible Ultimate Collection Volume 1 and I GUARANTEE you will not be disappointed. See, I'm serious. I underlined it AND put it in italics.

Up to where I've read, I back this completely.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:27 pm

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s l i t h y wrote:
The darker the better. And giving the finger to the powers that be is a bonus.

You like dark and twisted, but with an awesome bang and story to go with it?

Preacher - I can't do it justice with a description.
The Boys - Who keeps the supes in check? Especially when the supes of your world are all perverted, abusive, destructive, self obsessed murders and their public personas are all a lie?

Preacher is pretty good.

The Boys is written by Gareth Ennis(right?) so it's bound to be good.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:41 pm

My library has Preacher and Invincible Ultimate Collection.

I'll start with those.

thanks!!

(They also have the Boys, but only Vol. 6. I need to go ask them wtf?)
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:56 am

Yeah, you definately want to read those in order.

Preacher goes to 10 in softcover trades.

Invincible Ultimate Collection is on #7 now. So 15 or 16 softcover trades now.

The Boys are up to vol. 10 in softcover and the Definitive editions (1 - 3) take you to volume 6 in the softcovers.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:45 am

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What are the existing X-Men titles now besides Uncanny X-Force and X-Factor?

- Wolverine and the X-men
- ?
- ?

They're divided into "Team Wolverine" (Westchester) or "Team Cyclops" (Utopia).

Wolverine:
1. Wolverine and the X-Men (GREAT!)
2. X-Men Legacy (This is basically Rogue's book; last I looked, they were doing an arc about Exodus. I haven't read this book for the past 6 or so issues.)
3. X-Force (Was fun, but Otherworld is boring.)

Cyclops:
1. Uncanny X-Men (Meh so far.)
2. X-Men (Last I looked, they were doing the fallout of Jubilee becoming a vampire. I haven't read this in about 6 issues, either.)
3. Generation Hope (Enjoyable.)
4. New Mutants (Haven't read it since the first arc.)
5. X-Club (A lot of non-typical X-Men fun.)
6. Astonishing X-Men (Never read it, I just saw it included in the list.)

Impartial:
1. X-Factor (Great book. If I had to assign, I'd say they're Team Wolverine just becasue he's shown up in that book since the Schism.)
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:54 am

Does Kindle support graphic novels?

(I guess I could just search on amazon. duh)
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:00 am

Guess I'd need the Fire.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:27 am

You can get them on the Fire, mainly DC as I believe marvel is tied to some other distribution system/company (B&N maybe?) but I don't recall seeing any marvel.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:11 pm

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They're divided into "Team Wolverine" (Westchester) or "Team Cyclops" (Utopia).

Please tell me they're not actually using the "Team [character name" template? Fucking Twilight has spread that shit(AFAIK) and it's horrendous.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:13 pm

Nobody ever says "Team Wolverine" or "Team Cyclops" but they do split the group pretty evenly (although Cyclops seems to have gotten a bit more and honestly probably has the best group even though his book is shit).

Just read the Wolverine books and hope that Colossus comes to his senses and switches over to Wolverine's side.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:16 pm

They don't say "Team ____" in the books, but they're advertised that way in the ads in the back of the issues.
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:17 pm

Is anyone here not Team Wolverine? If so you can't play my fucking game because Cyclops is a horrible fucking character and a douchebag!
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PostSubject: Re: The Leaque of Extraordinary Comic Fans: MGH Edition   Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:45 pm

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Is anyone here not Team Wolverine? If so you can't play my fucking game because Cyclops is a horrible fucking character and a douchebag!

But...you made me Cyclops in AoA.

No
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