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Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« on: Fri, 10 August 2018, 14:09:28 »
My summer break is coming to and end, but that doesn't mean my summer reading has to!
This summer I spent catching up on my comic book backlog. For years I've been borrowing trade-backs from the library, but during Prime Day I saw the Fire HD 10 for $100 and thought it might be neat for a comic reader. Installed Perfect Viewer with automatic cropping and background colors and now I can't go back to paper.  :eek:
It even works great for reading magazine PDFs!

Currently reading:
Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks volumes,
Nowhere Men,
RASL,
Saga of the Swamp Thing,
Saga,
Bone (rereading),
From Hell (rereading),
Scott Pilgrim,
TMNT (IDW),
Walking Dead,
Death Note (rereading),
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (in full color!),
Dragon Ball (in full color!),
and Dr. Slump.

Whew!
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Re: Anyone into comic books?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 10 August 2018, 15:13:50 »
I've been getting back into comics over just this summer. Reading a lot of old Aliens comics, Junji Ito's Gyo and Izumaki, Locke and Key, Godzilla, and a few Harrow County volumes. Mostly I like horror and things that go bump in the night.

I tried getting into the Dark Knight Metal series, and even bought two of the existing volumes, but the writing is so bad I couldn't take it seriously.

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Re: Anyone into comic books?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 10 August 2018, 16:00:12 »
Mostly reading stuff that I find on sale on Comixology.

Recent Reads:
the Scorpion
the 6th Gun
Black Panther
Darth Vader
Luther Strode (both series)
Incorruptible
Irredeemable

Also a smattering of older comics.
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Re: Anyone into comic books?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 10 August 2018, 16:16:35 »
I like the more indie and weirdo end of the medium generally, the Fantagraphics, D&Q, kind of stuff. And Moebius. And small press stuff. And old 2000AD. Weird manga...

That said, I have the recent AKIRA boxset to get through at some point. I only ever read the first two volumes before so am looking forward to that. I actually was considering getting a nice tablet specifically to read AKIRA and comics in general, but couldn't resist the hardcover boxset. I'm not gonna buy any more books til I clear my backlog now. Probably. Maybe.

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Re: Anyone into comic books?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 11 August 2018, 19:35:01 »
Marvel fan, surprise...  Mostly preferred the X-Men stuff, but there's just way too many variations.  Was too much work trying to keep up and ruined the enjoyment of reading comics for me.  Haven't really read any issues in about 3 years, just synopsis of the big events.

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Re: Anyone into comic books?
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 11 August 2018, 23:17:58 »
small list:

- Futurama                                                           (~30)
- Saga                                                                  (can't remember)
- The Walking Dead                                             (100+)
- Tokyo Ghost                                                       (barely started)
- Captain Victory and The Galatic Rangers         (soon)
- Guardians of The Galaxy                                   (1969--soon)


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Re: Anyone into comic books?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 03:57:59 »
Anyone here into belgium/french comics ?

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Re: Anyone into comic books?
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 10:08:26 »
Anyone here into belgium/french comics ?

Give me more info! I guess I should change the title to just comics so that it covers American/British comic books, Japanese manga, American/European comic strips, and everything in between!

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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 20 August 2018, 03:56:46 »
I read every Asterix and (hopefully) all of Don Rosa's Disney comics, and I collect Garfield books. Other than that, I have a passion for web comics (the usual: Dilbert, Daily Garfield, xkcd, Random Crab, Cyanide & Happiness, Lunarbaboon, ...).  :)
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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 06 September 2018, 11:18:54 »
I don't read them as much as I would like to; I do try to keep up on various manga. I haven't been read anything western since the 2 or third volume of saga came out. I do enjoy Hellboy quite a bit; I love cosmic horror type stuff and general occult-y/spoopy stuff.

Caught up on Berserk a month ago or so, but that's it. I should make more time for it; I really appreciate the art form. I think I'm gonna go see if there is anything promising :p

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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 06 September 2018, 14:10:37 »
I haven't been read anything western since the 2 or third volume of saga came out

You gotta keep up! Saga has some of the most powerful storytelling period, both through the writing and the art.

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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 06 September 2018, 15:57:05 »
I haven't been read anything western since the 2 or third volume of saga came out

You gotta keep up! Saga has some of the most powerful storytelling period, both through the writing and the art.

I really, really enjoyed what was available at the time; maybe that's what I'll pick up to get back into it. I imagine they're much further now. That's good to hear that they're still keep it up; sometimes new(er) stuff just drops off haha

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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 06 September 2018, 17:25:30 »
Agreed, Saga is pretty dang good.

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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 08:03:45 »
My latest reads were:
- Saga
- Chew
- Y the last man
- The Walking Dead

Have read the following in the past:
- Suske & Wiske (Bob & Bobette, Spike & Suzy)
- Asterix
- Lucky Luke
- Thorgal
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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 14:35:09 »
My latest reads were:
- Saga
- Chew
- Y the last man
- The Walking Dead

Have read the following in the past:
- Suske & Wiske (Bob & Bobette, Spike & Suzy)
- Asterix
- Lucky Luke
- Thorgal

I think reading the gn of "The Walking Dead" ruined the show for me; which is a shame because it seems like a ton of people enjoy it.

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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 16 October 2018, 07:49:23 »
My current read is Saga.....never knew there are other damn good comics other than superheroes out there


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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 03:39:16 »
Been wanting to get back to reading comics again.

A few favorites:
Egypt (Vertigo) - Mini series by Peter Milligan and my all time favorite.
Conan (Dark Horse) - True to the source and Becky Cloonan is just amazing.
Swamp Thing (DC Comics) - Binge read everything a few years back. Golden era Swamp Thing and Alan Moore's Swamp Thing are top notch storytelling.
The New Adventures of Hitler - Niche, but seek this one out. Haunting story and hand painted panels.

Also a big fan of Moebius. I gave Saga a try when it first came out, but it didn't really stick back then. Would be cool with recommendations for new reads. :)
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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 13:17:55 »
My current read is Saga.....never knew there are other damn good comics other than superheroes out there

There are all kinds of comics without a single superhero that are just as good and sometimes better than superhero ones. Off the top of my head, ones I'm currently reading besides Saga are Nowhere Men an The Walking Dead.
Sure, The Walking Dead is a bit played out thanks to the show, but the comic has been running for almost fifteen years. There are definitely some lulls in it, but considering how long it's been going on it's fantastic.

With school in session, my comic run has been a bit dry, but I am still keeping up with One-Punch Man. I tried to restrict myself to the official English releases, but considering the next one doesn't come out until next year I've started reading scanlations.  :-X

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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 17 October 2018, 15:31:27 »
Been on a Venom kick recently reading Venomverse and Edge Of The Venomverse (both very cool) as well as Dark Avengers vol 1 and Thunderbolts vol 1 (Norman Osborn as Iron Patriot team.)
Thunderbolts/Dark Avengers was ****in' great, I am definitely going to be picking up some more collected volumes at a later time. It could so easily be a very successful franchise, the characters and their interactions make a very entertaining read. Like Marvel's answer to Suicide Squad.

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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 12:55:12 »
Blankets- Rereading
Squirrel Girl- First go through, not regretting at all. Incredibly funny and self aware.
Batman: Hush- One of my favorites, probably my 3rd time reading it
Trying out some new Tank Girl as well

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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 10 November 2018, 07:53:17 »
I've been re-reading some older stuff I have. Demo is currently on my table. I also picked up recently Bender which is a series about serial killers Bloody Benders of Cherryvale, KS.

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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 10 November 2018, 22:29:48 »
I'm currently reading Joe Hill's Thumbprint. I've been meaning to read the Hellblazer series, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Saga and Death Note are both really good. I definitely recommend checking them out to anyone who isn't sold on whether or not they should pick them up. Other than that, I still enjoy reading lighter comics like Calvin and Hobbes, etc. :)

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« Reply #22 on: Sat, 10 November 2018, 22:33:51 »
I still enjoy reading lighter comics like Calvin and Hobbes, etc. :)

Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Did you just say C&H is "light"?! My friend, if you read C&H in its entirety, it would bout with all the greatest Sunday comics before today and still reign as king. It is art in its purest form.

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« Reply #23 on: Sun, 11 November 2018, 01:25:10 »
I still enjoy reading lighter comics like Calvin and Hobbes, etc. :)

Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Did you just say C&H is "light"?! My friend, if you read C&H in its entirety, it would bout with all the greatest Sunday comics before today and still reign as king. It is art in its purest form.

Plussity plus,Calvin and Hobbes is deep as hell once you realize the philosophical arguments are based on the ideas of Thomas Hobbes and John Calvin.

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Re: Anyone into comics? (The thread about anyone into comics.)
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 11 November 2018, 03:03:58 »
I still enjoy reading lighter comics like Calvin and Hobbes, etc. :)

Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Did you just say C&H is "light"?! My friend, if you read C&H in its entirety, it would bout with all the greatest Sunday comics before today and still reign as king. It is art in its purest form.


I completely agree! I meant "light" as in it's not a more "dark" (horror, psychological, etc.) genre.  ;D