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Title: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jan 14, 2007, 06:31 PM
Sorta along the lines of the Quality media thread, but more specific to comics.....whadya reading lately?

Stuff that has caught my eye lately;

Wormwood Gentleman's Corpse
(http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/images/previews/idw/0406/Wormwood1-ben.jpg)
Moon Knight(the new one)
(http://www.newsarama.com/marvelnew/retailersummit/moonknight.jpg)
ElephantMen
(http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/elephantmen1.jpg)
New Universal ( parts of the last incarnation was a guilty pleasure...wanna see what Ellis does with it....and pray that he can do somthing new fer a change)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Jan 14, 2007, 06:53 PM
YES, elephantmen is awesome, everybody should read it. justin 'moritat' norman is the single greatest person on earth (it's been proven by science)

i just recently read a korean book called '12 DAYS' by june kim, about a girl whose girlfriend died in a car accident, and to get over her she drinks her ashes in smoothies for 12 days, while psuedo-falling in love with her girlfriends brother. i liked the concept a lot, but the book was kind of shitty.

bought a bunch of older heavy metals from the 70's that i am slowly going through... there was a good one about post apocolyptic cannibals that i liked a lot, but can't remember who did it.

picked up this book called 'STAR RAIDERS' by jose luis garcia lopez (most mexican name EVER) and some other guy. really good old skool sci-fi, complete with jumpsuits and insectiod aliens.

marls in charge found this super-rare katsuhiro otomo anthology that is kind of mindblowing. it's all untranslated, but still it is how all comix should be.

i neeeed to start reading beserk again, too. there was really no reason for me to stop, other than laziness.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Jan 14, 2007, 08:28 PM
THE FIRST BOOK OF RICE BOY


Also:
Spider-man: Blue
The Walking Dead
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Phill on Jan 14, 2007, 08:29 PM
http://www.drmcninja.com


I'm cheap, and I can't afford comics, so I take whatever is free online.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jackster on Jan 14, 2007, 09:00 PM
(http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4366/250pxboneonevoledqy5.jpg)

Because it's just that good.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jan 14, 2007, 09:44 PM

it was good....you should read Cerebus the Aardvark by Dave Sim......all umpityzillion issues
(http://www.hillcity-comics.com/graphic_novels/indy/cerebus_1.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 14, 2007, 11:46 PM

it was good....you should read Cerebus the Aardvark by Dave Sim......all umpityzillion issues

I still need the last trade paperback of that, that's such a great series

Not too long ago I read We3, finally bought that massive one volume Bone trade, manga wise I've been reading Drifting Classroom, Monster, 20th Century Boys, Cromartie High School, Berserk, Naruto, D.Gray Man, Genshiken, Nana, and Bleach
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: A Bad Idea on Jan 15, 2007, 01:19 AM
I haven't been picking up comics lately, but I did get Marvel Zombies for my birthday last year. it's an entertaining read, especially if you, like me, have no idea why the fuck Silver Surfer has so many fans.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Weeniemann on Jan 15, 2007, 01:24 AM
About 100-odd webcomics >_>
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Haven12 on Jan 15, 2007, 04:16 AM
you know, ive been thinking about reading BONE. is it worth it?

but yah, ive been reading the V FOR VENDETTA graphic novel (much better than the book, and way way way more deep, you should all check it out) ill be picking up THE WATCHMEN by the same author... which i hear is the shit.

oh, and pulpo, pulpo 2, running on empty when i get more money. and pulpo 3 when that comes out

SHAZAM!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Jan 15, 2007, 04:18 AM
I haven't been picking up comics lately, but I did get Marvel Zombies for my birthday last year. it's an entertaining read, especially if you, like me, have no idea why the fuck Silver Surfer has so many fans.

cus he's one of the only superheros worth more than a pile of crusty shit! he's silver and rides a surfboard through space, what's not to love??
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mr. robot on Jan 15, 2007, 09:29 AM
you know, ive been thinking about reading BONE. is it worth it?

yes of course it is worth it. everyone should read bone. look for it at a library or something.

gosh i haven't read a good comic book in a while, i have been reading Word Books. You should all read Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson though, it's very scifi and comic-bookish, and reminded me intensely of James' style, even though there's no pictures.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sixtem on Jan 15, 2007, 10:34 AM
I've been reading Berserk and Blade of the Immortal recently. Berserk has all the graphic demon rape and dismemberment that you'll ever need! Ovary party for the win.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: A Bad Idea on Jan 15, 2007, 12:04 PM
I haven't been picking up comics lately, but I did get Marvel Zombies for my birthday last year. it's an entertaining read, especially if you, like me, have no idea why the fuck Silver Surfer has so many fans.

cus he's one of the only superheros worth more than a pile of crusty shit! he's silver and rides a surfboard through space, what's not to love??

It just boggles me what you'd find in an issue of Silver Surfer. I mean, he's silver and he surfs, okay, funky enough. What else are you getting out of that book though? Pages of SS just surfing through space?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Jan 15, 2007, 02:28 PM
(SMARMALARM!)
THE SILVER SURFER EQUATION:

yes, he is silver, and surfs through space... so he can find planets so a fucking godilke purple dude in a crazy 12 story helmet (who was created by 2 universes FOLDING TOGETHER!) can eat them, lest he fall into a crack-like withdrawl coma! BUT DEEP DOWN, he is a sensitive bald fellow named NORRIN RADD (!!!!) who just wants to go home and nail his broad.

if the sole thing that made him cool was that he slides around space on some form of locomotive, recreational apparatus then i'm pretty sure the BLACK RACER would be cool.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/47/Blackracer.png)

and yes... that is a black guy who rides around space on skis.





DON'T LET HIM TOUCH YOU!!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Gauge on Jan 15, 2007, 02:38 PM
goddamn.

I'm still enjoying Invincible.  Makes me laugh, makes me cry. It's entertaining.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jan 15, 2007, 04:51 PM
Invincible is pretty good.......and I can't believe I forgot....The Goon
(http://www.thefourthrail.com/images/reviews/030104/goon5.jpg)(http://www.zaldivacomics.com/images/comics/oct12_05/goon_25cent%20(Large).jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Weepy on Jan 15, 2007, 05:48 PM
I'm re-reading Tank Girl, searching for anything and everything Adrian Tomine, and trying to find the elusive third issue of The Escapists. I have all but #3!!

I've always wanted to read Hip Flask~
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kumaru on Jan 15, 2007, 08:33 PM
Recent:
Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim,
Pirates of Coney Island by Rick Spears and Vasilis Lolos A+ art but I hate the writing,
and The 9/11 Report graphic adaption, Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon very hard to read.

Still re-reading:
De:Tales by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba and
Sex by Atsushi Kamijo which is not translated either and does not actually have sex in it at all.  :'(

Webcomics:
http://www.pbfcomics.com
http://www.catandgirl.com
http://www.xkcd.com
http://www.slowwave.com


James - Oh nooooo, is 12 Days really that bad? I've been dying to read it since for EEVVVEER.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jan 15, 2007, 11:55 PM
Growing up, I loved the Black Racer. I dunno, in those old wacky Fourth World books, Kirby actually managed to make a coma-bound black dude whose alter ego is the Grim Reaper on skis in primary colors a pretty creepy dude.

As for comics, I haven't been readin much lately as there's nowhere to get them here. I read a couple trades of Sandman before I left though, and was amazingly impressed by the writing. Gaiman actually made me put the book down, go out to the woodshed and freeze my damn hands off digging though my old man's comics from the 70's to track down a reference that I thought I got.

And hey, there was a character named Jed in the second one. Rad.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Reef on Jan 16, 2007, 05:12 PM
Mostly Marvel's Civil War titles. I've been considering picking up either Fables or Transmetropolitan.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: E.W. Schneider on Jan 16, 2007, 08:48 PM
I bought two graphic novels today.

I got the Halo Graphic Novel and a little book called Klezmer by Joann Sfar.

The Halo Graphic Novel isn't too interesting storywise, but I think the art is phenomenal, especially the first story which uses bright flashy colors. If you want a story though, don't buy it. The most I'll get out of this nugget is just the pure enjoyment of picture examining.

Now, Klezmer, by Joann Sfar on the other hand is extremely good in my opinion. It takes place in Pre-World War II Europe, involving a group of wanderers who all end up together and start a band, making money off of Jewish Bar-Batmitvahs, and weddings. The art style looks pretty damn cool in my opinion too, she makes excess use of Watercolors, resulting in something pretty appealing.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Elio on Jan 16, 2007, 09:10 PM
The art style looks pretty damn cool in my opinion too, she makes excess use of Watercolors, resulting in something pretty appealing.

He, not she.

Joann Sfar
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Joann_Sfar.jpeg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: galvo on Jan 16, 2007, 09:22 PM
JOE - AHN.

;)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Jan 16, 2007, 11:07 PM
DR. 13.

EDIT:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Thirteen 
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/Hefmeister/dr137.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/Hefmeister/dr138.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/Hefmeister/dr1312.jpg)

probably not an award winning series, but it's so fun to see such random shit happening to a guy who refuse to believe it AT ALL.

Oh and trying to reason everything.

plus it references to many obsecure DC characters..
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: E.W. Schneider on Jan 17, 2007, 10:18 AM
Oh, thank you for the correction.

I'm used to Joann being a girl's name. As in Jo-Ann.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jan 17, 2007, 10:48 AM
Another one which is pretty good is The Exterminators.....the artist I believe is the same guy who did the first few issues of The Walking Dead (which I passed along to you a few of you last year)
(http://www.comicbookcloset.com/images/EXTERMINATORS_1.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Astro Sean on Jan 17, 2007, 09:24 PM
THE GOON !!! I fucking love that comic

The Walking Dead

and I hope to read The Dark Tower Comics coming out <333 ROLAND THE GUNSLINGER
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on Jan 18, 2007, 12:28 AM
What have I been reading lately? More like what I've been TRYING to read. :P I found this series through my daily foraging for Trantkat art and comics (I'd suggest picking up AGAPE if you find it- amazing art and sequentials)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/kozispoon/VOID%20Stuffs/SKYDOLL-cover.jpg)
First and second issues of Skydoll by Barbuci and Canepa. The comic is entirely in french, aaaand I don't know a lick of french. I've been following the story by the kindess of fellow Skydoll fans over in Europe who've whipped up more or less rough translations of the script in english.

I found it a bit tedious to go from reading the comic to pulling up the word file, so I've been kind 'fan subbing' the comic for myself- yea, nerd I know.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/kozispoon/VOID%20Stuffs/Skydoll_EXAMPLE.jpg)

If anyone knows where I can get, borrow, download or buy a translated copy of the first issue (or more. I really want to see where the story goes) PEASE point me in the right direction.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Jan 18, 2007, 01:05 AM
Kozi, Heavy Metal ran a few issues of the Skydoll issue in their summer edition last year, you can buy it here:

http://www.metaltv.com/showitem.cfm?Itemnum=4329

All that for 7 bucks doesn't sound too bad.

Anyways, I've been reading a couple floppies whenever I swing by the LCS:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E yet!  Hilarious book that actually makes me laugh when reading it!
(http://www.newsarama.com/marvelnew/NextWave/lrg_nextwave_001.jpg)
(http://www.popcultureshock.com/2006/40707/40707_2.jpg)
Just plain awesome art by Stuart Immonen too.

I just jumped on Ultimate X-men during the Cable arc thats going on now and I'm loving it.  Decent art and and neat twist to a character I've always liked(Yes I like Cable).
(http://bp3.blogger.com/_5VgL6ZXwkaw/RYSqJEpRGBI/AAAAAAAAATQ/xCAL1FXwn70/s320/Ultimate+)

Right now I'm reading alot of manga and and a touch of euro stuff.

OHIKKOSHI
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/13/13546.jpg)
By Hiroaki "TAKEITEASY" Samura.  This is a collection of his comedy/romance comics.  Don't let the cover fool you, the art is waaay better on the inside.  This book also makes me laugh unlike most manga.

Can't not Reccommend GANTZ enough!  Really thrilling stuff.  Twists abound in that book.  Been getting "phase 2" chapters as they come out.

Last thing I gotta mention is the site http://kotonoha.monkey-pirate.com/index.php  They feature alot of "unique" manga that usually gets overlooked.  Just look around there, there's something for everyone!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jan 18, 2007, 04:15 AM
I'm subscribed to Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Spiderman, i'm an ultimate fan really, read every book in the whole line, or at least every book i could get my hands on.

I LOVE invincible, i have 5? 6? of the volumed books and a couple of the issues, It keeps on amazing me with how great it is.

I also am loving Y The Last Man, it's so ...weird and out there and interesting to read, i definetely suggest it to everyone.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: uncle_sex on Jan 18, 2007, 06:37 AM
i just finished the x statix series which i enjoyed even though that was mostly because of mike allred's art. madman was a better series, his newer book the golden plates on the mormon religion is decent as well. other then that i'm also reading 100 bullets which i always enjoy, Girls, Y the last man, Fables, Jack of Fables, the boys, all star superman, which is one of the few superhero comics i'm really enjoying, mostly because i'm pre programmed to enjoy anything by grant morrison.  i just read bighead by jeffery brown which was fairly humorourus, the new issue of dork was sweet now only if it would be realesed on a somewhat regular basis. other then that i'm still sifting through a shit load of older comics like judge dredd, the invisables, hellboy, heavy liquid etc
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jan 18, 2007, 06:57 AM
Nextwave's theme song is immense.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on Jan 18, 2007, 11:57 AM
Kozi, Heavy Metal ran a few issues of the Skydoll issue in their summer edition last year, you can buy it here:

http://www.metaltv.com/showitem.cfm?Itemnum=4329

All that for 7 bucks doesn't sound too bad.



I totally bought that with the quickness- thanks for that link. ;D Seeing you're the guy to see when it comes to tracking down comics, you wouldn't happen to know if Heavy Metal ran any work by Trantkat?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jesse on Jan 18, 2007, 12:59 PM
I'm reading one of my old favorites: Dykes to Watch Out For

(http://dykestowatchoutfor.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/222491132_c12bdd4f16_b.jpg)

EDIT: made it an image. Whoops.

<3

-Jesse
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Jan 18, 2007, 01:21 PM
hahah I used to read dykes to watch out for, but I didn't remember why I stopped

thanks for the link again anyways
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: HeyZoos on Jan 18, 2007, 01:28 PM
I've been really getting into the Ultimates series of comics (ultimate spiderman, ultimate galactus, fantastic four, x-men, etc.). I blame my brother for this, haha.

Ultimate fantastic four has been my comics bread n' butter for the past while, though. I always loved fantastic four, and how their adventures were so ridiculously awesome and pseudo-sciencey. Having adventures on electrons, and the fucking awesome N-zone aspects and just...bdkhsfjdnsj. I love the fantastic four.
Ultimate spiderman is also my favorite spidey series. I like how he's a high school kid with teenage issues and all that shit. I never liked the grown-up married-to-mary-jane spiderman. Ultimate spidey seems so much more real, y'know? Not that being married made him any less real in the other series', but...i dunno, the sarcastic and nerdy comments he makes as spidey seem to make more sense knowing that he's some 17/18 or so year old kid who's trying to pass the PSAT and has to save the city from the shocker or whoever else.



so yeah, i'm pretty much an Ultimates series fag : D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kumaru on Jan 18, 2007, 10:28 PM
Pug Davis: http://www.sugarboukas.com/PD

Alliieennsssss!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jan 19, 2007, 04:29 AM
so yeah, i'm pretty much an Ultimates series fag : D

Everyone should be :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: uncle_sex on Jan 19, 2007, 06:38 AM
i bought fancy frogglin's sexy forest yesterday by james kochalka, funniest book ever. hugely immature yes, but goddamn funny his comic timing is spot on at all times.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chao-One on Jan 19, 2007, 09:24 AM
The Boondocks: A Right To be Hostile since I forgot I owned the damn thing.

Pulpo Volume 1 and 2 since i got them in the mail recently. I almost stoned my co-worker for tossing a soda to me that was open thus getting a splash of Code Red Mountain Dew on a few pages. :-\
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Master Loki on Jan 21, 2007, 02:02 PM
Blacksad -- I don't know, a lot of people have never heard of it, but I got some hard copies from my illustration teacher in French and it took me a little while to find some of it in English. Worth it however: classic noir themes, like what a black and white movie would be in color (and with anthros). Beautifully written and everything.

(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/8823/blacksad055kn.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4999/blacksad20ny2070x100web3jh.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1854/planche132ar.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on Jan 21, 2007, 02:21 PM
Hey Loki, that looks like quite an interesting series :0 Scan some pages in- I'm up for a read. I'm dazzled by the backgrounds.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Master Loki on Jan 21, 2007, 03:06 PM
Hey Loki, that looks like quite an interesting series :0 Scan some pages in- I'm up for a read. I'm dazzled by the backgrounds.

Aye, will do, I salute any willing fans of this series. >:D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sabu on Jan 21, 2007, 05:39 PM
Oooh, that Blacksad thing looks good. Gonna have to find me an english copy.

Lately I've just been reading old astro city stuff and the funny pages in the newspaper.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: chiyaniwatori on Jan 21, 2007, 06:05 PM
The only real comic I've ever read is Hellsing, I think (I lived a protected childhood). I'm checking out that Blacksad, though.
For anyone who's played Half-Life 2, I recommend Concerned (http://hlcomic.com/archive/). It follows roughly parallel to the game, starting a little bit earlier. Pretty slick for Garry's Mod, too.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a362/Chiyaniwatori/concernedish.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrunchMcbuttsteak on Jan 21, 2007, 07:44 PM
Wow, lot's of these look good, I was looking for more reading material anyways. Oooh! Kozi that skydoll one looks interesting, I'll definantly have to check that one out,I'm cheap so I hope I can download it somewhere. Also anyone know any new warcraft comics out? And I'm not talking about the WoW manga one, I've been wantingto buy the Warcraft novels at borders, but I need my fix of Warcraft comic books.

Anyways So far this is what I'm reading 


Honestly Azuma's best manga out there. Yes..even better than Azumanga daioh

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5497/e61b2el.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Alot of people don't know about this manga but it's honestly really fucking good, I for one am picky when it comes to reading manga. ;D
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8658/159182722101lzzzzzzz1li.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Also Freesia I'm fuckin' lazy so I'm not posting the pic. You guys have to go look for it, just google freesia manga or something. Awesome manga definantly one of my faves other than Hellsing,Berserk and Battleroyale.


Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: HeyZoos on Jan 21, 2007, 08:26 PM
haha man, i forgot about yotsuba&

i've read a few issues, and i've lol'd each time.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jan 22, 2007, 10:00 AM
So I just checked out 'Raptors' over the weekend....I swear that someone posted about it here on the forums....but I can't find the post now

It wasn't really anything to write home about.....yes the art was good for the most part..wasn't the best I have seen from the artist.....but that was about it.....the storyline wasn't really all that stellar and not the least bit compelling....for Heavy Metal it was fairly run of the mill stuff
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: spinzoa on Jan 22, 2007, 04:15 PM
[in love with blacksad]

If only I had a copy, even if I won't be able to understand a word but, "croissants".

I haven't been reading much comics lately, but I'm only familiar with manga...

I love tons of Osamu Tezuka comics, and also by Hagi Moto.

but recently I've gotten myself into "Glass no Kamen" and "Cromatie High School", and also, "Pyuu to Fuku! Jagaa".

The only other comics out there that I own, which is not Japanese, is those by Jhonen Vasquez. ...god, I'm pathetic.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Jan 22, 2007, 04:57 PM
Due to a lack of cash and eye-catching comic books at the library, I've been reading a lot of webcomics lately...
I'm pretty fond of "Gone With the Blastwave" and "Nana's Everyday Life".
Title: Hum...
Post by: MESIASdaRocket on Jan 22, 2007, 09:29 PM
Right now I'm following X-men vol.2 since 182(particularly the Carey/Bachalo arc) and two Superman books, Actionc Comics(the Geoff Johns and Richard Donner arc) and Superman Cofidential. And recently I began to read The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen(I just love Alan Moore works), Majin Devil, The Walking Dead, beginning to read the Bleach manga and 1GB of Deadpool comics via torrent.
In the webcomics section I usually read a lot of them, mostly VG Cats, The Perry Bible Fellowship, Ever After, Las Lindas, Crtl+Alt+Del, Girl Genius, among others.

Blacksad -- I don't know, a lot of people have never heard of it, but I got some hard copies from my illustration teacher in French and it took me a little while to find some of it in English. Worth it however: classic noir themes, like what a black and white movie would be in color (and with anthros). Beautifully written and everything.

You. Lucky. Lucky.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jesse on Jan 22, 2007, 11:21 PM
RUNAWAYS RUNAWAYS RUNAWAYS.

SO GOOD.

(http://www.ugo.com/images/galleries/hannibaltabu021705_comics/7.jpg)

<3

-Jesse
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jan 23, 2007, 05:23 AM
RUNAWAYS HOMG, i haven't read it in ages but it is AWESOME.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Scarn on Jan 23, 2007, 02:09 PM
Hahaha, Concerned - that webcomic had me tearing up with everypage, but yes... most of the humour probably wouldn't be nearly as funny if you never played hl2.

A couple books I have in my small late-blossoming collection:
Sandman: endless nights,
a few Hellboy books,
Ultimate Fantastic Four,
Bone ( yes, I too recommend it ),
and Batman: hush
Batman Wardrums.

as well as a few crappy cheapo comics I've picked up to learn " How not " to make comics.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Monday on Jan 23, 2007, 03:17 PM
My other half got me 3 volumes of Scott pilgrim. And I am in love all over again.

(http://images.comicbookresources.com/previews/onipress/scottpilgrim03/sp3_006.jpg)

(http://images.comicbookresources.com/previews/onipress/scottpilgrim03/sp3_008.jpg)

(http://www.newsarama.com/Oni/ScottPilgrim2/SP2PR_TITLE_.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Jan 23, 2007, 07:28 PM
i think i have read every scott pilgrim 5 times.
everytime i go to toronto its difficult to not imagine scott and ramona sitting in the pizza pizza across the street.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: senorphlynn on Jan 23, 2007, 10:22 PM
I don't have much money right now,so I've just been reading books I already have.

Lately I've been reading:
The Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e88/Senorphlynn/frankmillerspiderman.jpg)
A couple of comicbooks I got on FreeComicbook Day a few years back
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e88/Senorphlynn/freecomicbookday.jpg)
and various reprints of Spiderman comics.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Bittermause on Jan 24, 2007, 06:20 PM
Since my working habitat is in a bookstore, I've been following multiple series.
Current ones I've been reading are RG Veda, D Gray Man, Y the Last Man, Cromartie High School, and THIS wonderful little gem that has been a pain in the ass to get into our stores but worth the wait,
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/Keppo/robot-1.jpg)
I recommend this to anyone who likes a good variety of the surreal, horror, and slighty pervy sense of humor.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/Keppo/skydoll.jpg)
One of my current top favorite  comics of all, Sky Doll.  Last year Heavy Metal brought out a 2006 summer special issue that contained the first three SkyDoll stories dubbed in english. Kozi already scanned some pages , but I figured I'd scan a page to show that indeed there was an official translation done with the comic.



Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrunchMcbuttsteak on Jan 26, 2007, 12:35 PM
One of my current top favorite  comics of all, Sky Doll.  Last year Heavy Metal brought out a 2006 summer special issue that contained the first three SkyDoll stories dubbed in english. Kozi already scanned some pages , but I figured I'd scan a page to show that indeed there was an official translation done with the comic.
Quote
Someone please rapid share the first volume or something I would love you guys dearly, cause I really wanna read it but I'm broke off my ass. xD

Also if anyone can point me to the right direction where I can find a Warcraft comic that would be cool too. xD
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: luniara on Jan 26, 2007, 01:41 PM
I've been reading Skydoll myself. Just waiting for the 4th installment patiently. I can hook you up, RJ. Just IM me during the evening.

Aside from Skydoll, there's Blade of the Immortal, I guess that would be it. =\
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: HeyZoos on Jan 26, 2007, 05:04 PM
i was re-reading this chapter of One Piece, and locked onto one of the sole reasons i fucking love this manga to death: FIGHTY PUNCH ACTION GET. This shit is my action bread and butter.

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7457/gatlingwh1.jpg

(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7457/gatlingwh1.jpg)

FIGHTY PUNCH ACTION GET. This shit is my action bread and butter.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jan 27, 2007, 12:01 AM
another one.........and I'll be shocked and dismayed if Uncle hasn't read or heard about it is The Flaming Carrot
www.flamingcarrot.com/FC/covers/fc2cover.jpg


I'm surprised no one has mentioned NEXTWAVE: AGENTS OF H.A.T.E yet!  Hilarious book that actually makes me laugh when reading it!
(http://www.newsarama.com/marvelnew/NextWave/lrg_nextwave_001.jpg)
(http://www.popcultureshock.com/2006/40707/40707_2.jpg)
Just plain awesome art by Stuart Immonen too.

the first eleven issues of this was some of the funniest clever clever tricky dicky shit  I have read in a while.....and I read that James is a 'tit busy'.....and that was freakin hilarious
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Timo on Jan 27, 2007, 04:53 PM
the last thing i read was no. 5 part one and 2, and east coast rising.  and my own comic.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jestermonkey on Jan 29, 2007, 10:36 PM
I'm kinna re-re-reading NYC MECH (http://www.nycmech.com/index2.html).

But mostly digesting novels right now. Comics/Graphic Novels are too expensive and I read them too quickly. [even if you add in art-gawking time.] Also my comic shop moved to the other side of the city and it's an ass to go all the way over there every month or what.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Stoney on Jan 31, 2007, 02:25 PM
Transmetropolitan owns my life.


The end.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on Jan 31, 2007, 02:59 PM
I've been reading Skydoll myself. Just waiting for the 4th installment patiently. I can hook you up, RJ. Just IM me during the evening.

Aside from Skydoll, there's Blade of the Immortal, I guess that would be it. =\

Oooh hook ups. D: count me in?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Feb 03, 2007, 04:44 PM
this guy is awesome

Benjamin Roman

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/benjiroman/d_2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/benjiroman/d_3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/benjiroman/d_4.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zikus Kan on Feb 04, 2007, 04:09 PM
civil war and frontline <3
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Mar 04, 2007, 01:59 AM
so what?......everyone stopped reading comics allova sudden like?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mr. robot on Mar 04, 2007, 07:18 AM
haha thank you wei.

I have been looking through this:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/devilevn/ArtOutofTime.jpg)
very pretty book of old weird comics (some of them TERRIBLE, and some of them possibly BRILLIANT), back from the time before mr. crumb and all made it ok to make weird comics. i love this old stuff it's so DIFFERENT. "Art Out of Time: Unknown Comics Visionaries 1900-1969"

also EVERYBODY needs to watch these guys: http://community.livejournal.com/act_i_vate/ there's a lot of good comics going on there.

also also i just reread Watchmen and realized it is a really well put together book, with very effective use of cinematographic techniques, subtle threads of visual symbolism, and really smart multi-layered dialogue. IS IT SO WRONG OF ME TO FEEL THIS WAY.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: fowlie on Mar 04, 2007, 08:55 AM
Oh man... I haven't read a comic book in a while... I should pay a visit to my local comic book geek when I get some cash. 

The last one I read was Marvel's Origin: The True Story of Wolverine.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/c7_1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/Wolverine-first-claws.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/400px-Origin06.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/397px-Origin2coverPreview.jpg)

I couldn't find my scanned pages on Google, and I didn't want to bend my book. :}
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Belledraco on Mar 04, 2007, 09:07 AM
I'm reading Spider-man The Other. Awesom book. SPIDER MAN DIES... AND THEN... but that would spoil the ending.... YOU GO READ.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Mar 04, 2007, 10:20 AM
My friend is a big fan of Jhonen Vasquez, and she let me read her "I Feel Sick", "Johnny the Homicidal Maniac", "Squee!", and "Fillerbunny" books. For being completely ridiculous, they were pretty good. I liked them.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Elio on Mar 04, 2007, 10:51 AM
Hey Evan! I love that out of time book, I often look through it when I need a pick me up.

If you liked that book, you should check this out out.

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/1894937805.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Moomin-Complete-Jansson-Comic-Strip/dp/1894937805 (http://www.amazon.com/Moomin-Complete-Jansson-Comic-Strip/dp/1894937805)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomin)
The Moomins are the central characters in a series of books by Finnish writer Tove Jansson, originally published in Swedish. They are a family of Scandinavian trolls who are white, round and furry in appearance, with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a9/Moomin_kuva.JPG)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Mar 04, 2007, 01:11 PM
the last thing i read that wasn't a graphic novel would have to be one of my favourite things ever:

(http://www.fetchnflip.com/A%20LITTLE%20NEMO%20IN%20SLUMBERLAND%20WINSOR%20MCKAY%20%201920.JPG)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/Little_nemo_the_walking_bed.jpg)

there is nothing more charming and epic than Little Nemo. i actually haven't read the 3rd and final collection book and its driving me insane i need to find it ARGHGHHH. i mean he's pulling of THIS stuff every week in 1900-ish?? ohman.

& i love Impy hahah.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kumaru on Mar 04, 2007, 03:05 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/kursaursa/curses.gif)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/kursaursa/curses01.gif)


Really endearing stories.

Also reading... V for Vendetta and Lost at Sea...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Belledraco on Mar 04, 2007, 11:33 PM
Dude, Chair, you're gonna make me want to watch that movie agian.... My sister hates the bad guy. Gave her the creeps when she was a kid..
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Mar 06, 2007, 10:12 PM
Man, that Little Nemo comic where a giant turkey came and ate Nemo's house, and then he fell down the turkey's throat into a lake of blood gave me the screams when I was a little fellow.

edit: Or the one where the Indians (or Native Americans, I guess) shot him full of arrows and then he fell off a cliff into a load of cacti. Or when the Fool Killers came up to beat the living shit out of Flip, Rodney King style...damn, in retrosepct, those where some pretty terrifying comics.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Belledraco on Mar 06, 2007, 10:47 PM
didn't even know there was a comic series till now...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Mar 07, 2007, 12:24 AM
didn't even know there was a comic series till now...

WHAT.


the movie is BALLS compared to the comics. UTTER BALLS. go find the comic now and marvel at windsor mckay's killer details and splendor.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Belledraco on Mar 07, 2007, 08:45 AM
YES MA'AM!



Was already searching for it anyway... hehe... ;D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Mar 09, 2007, 04:14 PM
Here's another good'un that is about as I reckon 11 issues in....so's it won't be to hard to catch the back issues and start from the beginning

FEAR Agent....a kickass and take names sci fi adventure done up Texas Style
(http://images.comicbookresources.com/previews/fearagent/FearAgentCvr02.jpg)

(http://freakcomics.com/images/fa05cover.jpg)

(http://www.actionplanet.com/fa-3-s.jpg)

(http://www.actionplanet.com/fa-7-s.jpg)

(http://www.actionplanet.com/fa-9-s.jpg)

written by Rick Remender and art by a variety of wackos including Mike Manley(from DRAW! Magazine among other things)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mr. robot on Mar 09, 2007, 04:17 PM
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/12/12798.jpg)

Mother, Come Home by Paul Horschemeier
This book is stupid derivative crap. Has anybody else read this? I am pissed at Dark Horse for thinking it is cool because it publishes this melodramatic chris ware ripoff shit.

URRRRGG SO ANGRY
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Mar 09, 2007, 06:20 PM
shhhhhhhh.... it's ok baby, let it all out. there thereeeeeeeee



Something I read a while back but just remembered now, is "THE TALKING HEAD" by Paolo Baciliero. It's about this dude who wakes up with a talking face on his penis, which ends up getting him hunted down by vicious porn directors.

I actually didn't think it was very good cus it just bounces around everywhere with little regard for ANYTHING, but it was still kind of charming. The use of a really minimal pink spot color made it great to look at too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Koala on Mar 09, 2007, 08:26 PM

Didn't he do work on a TMNT book? Also was a (idk anymore) a teacher at the Academy of Art University SF.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: PONBIKI on Mar 10, 2007, 05:35 AM
shit ive been reading some marvel civil war..and got my hands on capts death issue,pretty good issue. also illuminaty is pretty sweet. which is good too.. i know most off yas aren't into mainstream comics but some times is good to see what happening out side indy comics. and pulpo3 which is totally awesome. the only indy book i bought as off late.

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Mar 11, 2007, 09:16 AM
I'm going to take some time to explain what I like to call 'COMIX FOR SHIT', or 'POOP COMIX'! I of course mean comics you read will taking a nice orderly squat.

It takes a very specific mindset to create a poop comic, whether the creator is conscience of it or not. Seeing as how the ideal goal of these kind of stories is to hit you with maxxx amount of entertainment in a condensed amount of time, I almost think that little to no foresight for what is going to happen next is required to make it completely work, just total fire and forget comix spontaneity... if you have to think too hard about drawing it, then people are most likely going to think too hard about reading it. The pages have to be hard and fast, fleshing out the characters/environment or whatever isn't truely needed. It should almost be a polaroid of a different world, any history should be implied (if anything), not dwelled on... the NOW is more important then the BEFORE.

Aesthetically, panels should be big, and the way the characters look should hit you with what they're all about right off the bat with no pause. Color is a big no. Story-wise, if something truely amazing doesn't happen every three pages then you have failed as a poop artist. If I don't see a cow puking gasoline, or some dude shooting out fetuses through the pores in his hand, then I'll get bored, put down your shitty shit comic, and just whack off to the copy of Esquire sitting in the bin next to the toilet!!

PRIME EXAMPLES OF POOP COMIX:

(http://www.antarctic-press.com/html/series/dw/images/dw_01.jpg)
LEGENDS FROM DARKWOOD by Christopher Reid and John Kantz (Antarctic Press)

Perhaps, nay, THE quintessential poop comic. It's about a town founded on an industry of unicorn meat, until one unicorn snaps and starts burning shit down. Other stuff happens, like a unicorn hunter who loses her magic uni-tempting powers after she gets drunk and loses her virginity. Truely the most amazing story squat I have read in my existence. Even at 142 pages, you can read this book in like 15 minutes!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/10/Eat-Man_Manga_10.jpg)
EATMAN by Akihito Yoshitomi (translated and release stateside by VIZ)

It's got a dude who can eat anything, and shoot it out of his hand for later use. Classic mid-90's era poop gold manga.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d0/Slutgirl2.jpg)
SLUT GIRL by Isutoshi (can't remember)

Truely horrible porn, but truely amazing shitting material. It's about a nerd who meets a slut and they pork a lot. Fucking awesome layouts too.



Of course, you could argue that most of these things are what can make BAD, vapid, empty comix, but I dunno... they are also a huge part of what makes comics so appealing in the first place, and shouldn't be ignored. Whackiness and fun are integral cogs of what makes pages tick. Plus, nobody wants to read Chester Brown while taking a dump!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Dotdotdot! on Mar 11, 2007, 09:44 AM
These are my personal addictions:

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h14/EmrgnCnam/lustforlife_cover.jpg)

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h14/EmrgnCnam/12780.jpg)

Also, I don't suppose this counts because I actually FINISHED reading them, but:

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h14/EmrgnCnam/200px-Out_from_Boneville.jpg)

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h14/EmrgnCnam/180px-Cover_scrooge_mcduck.jpg)

Seriously. Life and times of Scrooge McDuck is probably the best thing Disney has ever done. Don't let the whole "Corporate juggernaut squeezing the artistic life out of everything it touches" thing fool you. Don Rosa just loves the character, and uses him so well it hurts.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jesse on Mar 11, 2007, 08:12 PM
I just finished Sandman 3: Dream Country. I'm constantly amazed by the richness of the Sandman stories and how the character of Dream is simultaneously relatable and inscrutable. Also, this book has one of Gaiman's scripts in the back, which is great for aspiring comic writers to see how he works.

Oh, I also read Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness. Scott Pilgrim comics are so much nonstop fun, it's hard to describe. They also make great Poop Comics.

<3

-Jesse
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Viperchief on Mar 11, 2007, 10:34 PM
Wei looks like a Tony Moore junky to me.  But who can blame ya?  I still haven't completely recovered from him leaving Walking Dead.  The Exterminators is pretty damn cool.  I've been reading DMZ, pretty cool.  I'm a sucker for any comics military related. 

Also picked up Zombee at the Phoenix Con, if you haven't seen this book you're missin out.  http://www.autoresdecomic.com/Autores/VictorSantos/Archivos/zombee_pages.html

Other than that I'm waiting for the new Death Dealer book coming out soon if not already and everything Robert Kirkman cranks out.  Been following Invincible and Walking Dead since the beginning.  Cerebus and Bone should be mandatory reading for anybody drawing comics I think. 

And who can forget Pulpo, I musta read Vol. 3 four times already.
Title: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: 4:00am on Mar 11, 2007, 10:47 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a364/ShrapnelGirl/10q99n9.jpg)

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a364/ShrapnelGirl/Nextwave_issue_11.jpg)

NEXTWAVE the agents of Hate

I'm in love with the series
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Mar 11, 2007, 11:25 PM
Viper, you should check out the Vertigo comic, The Losers by Andy Diggle and Jock.  A great little conspiracy/action/military story.  The story just finished last year and it's collected in 3 trades.

Gah, I've been reading alot lately.
I just got The Ultimates 2 vol.1 and Can't wait for the next one.
Been reading alot of Marvel with Civil War and now New Avengers and Mighty Avengers.  Great art on those books.  Just got the CD Marvel put out with 70 issues of Ultimate X-men on it(Great deal for 10 bucks).
Army of Darkness vs Marvel Zombies is funny so far, Ash gets there before the whole virus breaks out.

Stephen King's Dark Tower comic is aight, the art is tight and the story is interesting(I have not read any of the novels).

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Viperchief on Mar 12, 2007, 11:21 AM
Thanks Johnny, The Losers is pretty damn cool, downloaded the first issue.  I am a fan.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Larathen on Mar 13, 2007, 01:28 AM
V for Vendetta

Yeah Im kinda late :\
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Mar 13, 2007, 04:08 AM
Word on the Don Rosa love. For fans of his stuff, I found this (http://duckman.pettho.com/tree/v_american.html) to be both enlightning and entertaining.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Dotdotdot! on Mar 13, 2007, 10:02 AM
Word on the Don Rosa love. For fans of his stuff, I found this (http://duckman.pettho.com/tree/v_american.html) to be both enlightning and entertaining.

Haha! I've seen that. I love that it leaves the nephew's father a blatant mystery.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Larathen on Mar 14, 2007, 12:16 AM
(http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/5920/luvhalloweenlargeon7.jpg)


[:
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Nex in a Box on Mar 14, 2007, 07:21 PM
BLAME!

Jing. Twightlight

Civil War
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Dotdotdot! on Mar 15, 2007, 02:53 PM
(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h14/EmrgnCnam/7424_bookpage.jpg)

Amazing, AMAZING book. I just got it from the library on a whim and have been enjoying it immensely ever since. "The Building" in particular is just an all-around great story, and some of the parts of "Invisible people" are absolutely heart-wrenching.

Awesome book, once again.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Mar 15, 2007, 05:19 PM
I've been reading the BPRD trades, currently waiting for Universal Machine to show up

Also, finished off Lucifer last month... what a ride that is!
One Bad Day from Oni and Steve Rolston - good times, good times all-around
and I've got Queen & Country Declassified, 100%, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen all in my bathroom for potty-time reading.

In monthlies I've been reading mostly Wasteland and Cassanova (fucking GRAND series that is).

I kept up with Civil War, but wished I hadn't.
I picked up two issues of Punisher War Journal because of Fraction, and it's quite good... which is surprising, since I haven't read a Punisher book since he was a manga-nized angel running around in sewers with Wolverine.  ... yeah, that's a time best left forgotten.

OH, and I've got Priest book 15 waiting for me too.  THANK SWEET BABY JESUS that book starting going again, I woulda cried if it never finished.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Mar 15, 2007, 05:37 PM
(http://a231.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/61/m_429d5a1718b1ed3b96152bde5078132e.jpg)
just purchased this today from my university bookstore. its this massive collection of weird ink comics, charcoal drawings, posters, etc... its mind-blowing.
and
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/d/d9/200px-Sincitym.jpg)
frank miller is a champion.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: galvo on Mar 15, 2007, 11:22 PM
i actually READ something.
and read it ALL.

its like 12 lil 8-16 pg stories revolving around some weird shit in a japanese man's life.
so fuckin cool.


Yoshihiro Tatsumi's The Push Man and Other Stories

(http://graffiti.tscpl.org/pushman.jpg)
(http://img.timeinc.net/time/daily/2006/0601/pushman_page0125.gif)
(http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/images/tatsumi2_large.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mr. robot on Mar 15, 2007, 11:51 PM
oh i read push man! good comics! i think another book of his shorts came out recently too? read more comics ya jerk

reggie-- that le gun magazine looks really really cool, look at their damn website: http://www.legun.co.uk/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Mar 16, 2007, 08:56 PM
okay this is not actually a comic, but its bloody sexy:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/1933239905.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

http://www.amazon.com/Grande-Finale-Ashley-Wood/dp/1933239905 (http://www.amazon.com/Grande-Finale-Ashley-Wood/dp/1933239905)

Ashley Wood is one of my freakin heros T_t. its a book of his finished works from 2000-2006 and. just. his oil/digital paintings are off the hook, along with his calligraphic chunky expressive lines ahhhhh! and his grasp of lighting... oh baby. he's done some comics but this book is just REAL EYE CANDY. if you boys like naked chicks, guns, and robots... this is like awesome porn or something.

if you stop by a comic shoppe or bookstore, see if they're carrying it, and at LEAST leaf through it. oh man, i first saw the book because my Illustration prof had it and was letting us look through it and others. and then i snapped up the fresh copy today at the comic shoppe.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Mar 17, 2007, 01:50 PM
bloody sexy indeed.....but also Ashley Wood does have a series of comics and a sketchbook/artbook out too

(http://www.spiritualtoxin.com/secilliafinale.jpg)


Zombies vs. Robots

written by Chris Ryall and every little piece of art front to back by Ashley Wood

published by IDW

(http://www.spiritualtoxin.com/ZombiesvsRobots001.jpg)
(http://www.spiritualtoxin.com/ZombiesvsRobots 002.jpg)
(http://www.spiritualtoxin.com/ZombiesvsRobots001p01.jpg)
(http://www.spiritualtoxin.com/ZombiesvsRobots001p02-03.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Anonymooo on Mar 18, 2007, 03:27 AM
I picked up two issues of Punisher War Journal because of Fraction, and it's quite good... which is surprising, since I haven't read a Punisher book since he was a manga-nized angel running around in sewers with Wolverine.  ... yeah, that's a time best left forgotten.
(http://timbradstreet.typepad.com/photos/recent_cover_illustration/punisher6bw.jpg)
You should really check out the MAX line of The Punisher, 'cause it's by and far some of the best comic entertainment you'll find.  It's gritty, serious (with a little black humor here and there) and doesn't get caught up in the capes-and-camp of the standard Marvel Universe.  It's about Frank killing bad people in horrible ways, and surprisingly manages to carry more than just shock value.  Plus, new Tim Bradstreet (http://timbradstreet.typepad.com/) art (even if it's just covers) is always a plus.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Mar 18, 2007, 01:38 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=9962

Frank Castle is dead to me.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Anonymooo on Mar 18, 2007, 02:46 PM
And people wonder why I never followed Punisher War Journal and ignored him in Civil War. XD

Stick with the MAX Punisher, folks--none o' this nonsense to be found for miles.

Edit: "Now America is about mom, apple pie, and heavy artillery. When you think about it, Punisher really does a better job of representing America than Cap ever did."  Thank you, Celi, for that bit of genius.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Mar 18, 2007, 04:14 PM
It's true in a way, if i wanna get into America hate, he does represent America more than Cap, because with Pun it is more like..."I have more, and bigger, guns than you do."
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Keffy on Mar 29, 2007, 07:35 AM
I'm three of the trade paperbacks into both Lucifer and Preacher.

Reading this thread reminds me that I need to go walk to the local comics store today to make my credit card bill EVEN WORSE.  I need to start reading Transmetropolitan.  I can't get that at Barnes and Noble because all they carry now are shelves and shelves of really bad manga, and like... two books of Sin City.  The western comics area is forgotten and ignored and it makes me cranky.

Not that I hate all manga, I mean, the Hellsing manga makes me all kinds of happy, but it's disappointing when you're looking for some more Vertigo to groove to and can't find any.

List:

Lucifer
Preacher
Hellsing
(I'm noticing a common theme here...)
The Last Temptation (written by Neil Gaiman and Alice Cooper)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Apr 01, 2007, 07:32 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/1584232471.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
ninja by brian chippendale. it is the largest book i own. fun fact, the comics are not read
traditionally from left to right, but in a snakes and ladders type of pattern.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Rax on Apr 01, 2007, 02:36 PM
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/13/13704.jpg)
BPRD Trades. IF any of you guys like Hellboy and want your Mignola fix I suggest getting them. If you're like "Who the hell is Mike Mignola and what is Hellboy/BPRD?" Then here yah go: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/002-7768738-7480844?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Mike+Mignola
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Keffy on Apr 04, 2007, 11:31 PM
Read some Transmetropolitan.  It was rad.

I also re-read Flight 3
Amazon link. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345490398/ref=pd_sbs_b_2/104-4116280-8967966?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=283155)

Every time I read Flight 3 it amazes me because I'm internet acquaintances with one of the artists.  It's like... wow, how did I ever end up talking to somebody so awesome?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Deru on Apr 05, 2007, 01:49 PM
I've been really getting into the Ultimates series of comics (ultimate spiderman, ultimate galactus, fantastic four, x-men, etc.). I blame my brother for this, haha.

Ultimate fantastic four has been my comics bread n' butter for the past while, though. I always loved fantastic four, and how their adventures were so ridiculously awesome and pseudo-sciencey. Having adventures on electrons, and the fucking awesome N-zone aspects and just...bdkhsfjdnsj. I love the fantastic four.
Ultimate spiderman is also my favorite spidey series. I like how he's a high school kid with teenage issues and all that shit. I never liked the grown-up married-to-mary-jane spiderman. Ultimate spidey seems so much more real, y'know? Not that being married made him any less real in the other series', but...i dunno, the sarcastic and nerdy comments he makes as spidey seem to make more sense knowing that he's some 17/18 or so year old kid who's trying to pass the PSAT and has to save the city from the shocker or whoever else.



so yeah, i'm pretty much an Ultimates series fag : D

Galactus is a douche bag! Mother fucker needs to get a job. Man, when I came home from work. Galactus ate all of my food. Now I have to go back to the store and restock again.

Also been reading Transmatropolitan, Spider Jerusalem is the best character I have ever seen.
And also my most fav comic is Fabulous furry freak brothers.
(http://www.freakanimes.headtrash.net/images/FFFB.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Deru on Apr 05, 2007, 01:57 PM
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(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h14/EmrgnCnam/180px-Cover_scrooge_mcduck.jpg)

Seriously. Life and times of Scrooge McDuck is probably the best thing Disney has ever done. Don't let the whole "Corporate juggernaut squeezing the artistic life out of everything it touches" thing fool you. Don Rosa just loves the character, and uses him so well it hurts.

Don't Fuck with Mcduck.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: ablondin on Apr 05, 2007, 08:02 PM

That's the best thing I've ever heard!

I'm reading the Calvin & Hobbes 10th Anniversary book. Heartwarming and silly tales of a boy and his tiger.

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/6254/calvinhobbes640480sizedmd6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Hoping to get enough cash to buy the enitre series collection (pricey).
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Marley on Apr 06, 2007, 02:03 AM
KING CITY!!! BEST COMIC OUT TO READ RIGHT NOW NO FUCKING JOKE! Luchadores, professional mustache painters, superior cat technology, thieves, chain swords. You guys need to get it!!!!!!

Newsarama article http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=107675 (http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=107675)

(http://comicpants.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/previewskingcity1.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Apr 06, 2007, 03:40 AM
I read some of King City online, wicked cool book, i second what Marles said and say READ IT.


Another one of my favourites right now, that i recently read was "Snow" from Tokyopop, simple nice looking art and it's Sci-fi(/scifinerd)

http://www.tokyopop.com/P-40/
(http://www.tokyopop.com/manga_players/1718/series_graphic.jpg)

(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/5531/snowwf8.jpg)

(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/8373/snow2jd4.jpg)



I just bought the first Volume of FLCL and it's...crazy...absolutely frigging wild.

Pretty art though.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Apr 06, 2007, 06:03 AM
KING CITY!!! BEST COMIC OUT TO READ RIGHT NOW NO FUCKING JOKE!

(http://comicpants.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/previewskingcity1.jpg)


since I still giggle when I think of the 'Cat Periscope' I believe I shall have to investigate this
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sixtem on Apr 06, 2007, 04:51 PM
I've been reading Nothing Better recently, I love the writing and the art's simple, charming, and effective. And- best of all -IT'S FREE!

(http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/6703/nb1coverjl3.gif)
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/tylerpage/
Check it out.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on May 03, 2007, 11:44 PM
Murder. Conspiracy. Sub-zero temperatures. These are just a few of the twists and turns Faith Erin Hicks totally grabs you with, with her ICE comic. I don't know if she has plans to publish this, but God damn I hope so. Her sense of storytelling is superb. Not to mention her comics are the reference material I use to inspire myself. :) If you like great comics you don't want to miss this. http://www.realityfelon.com/Faith/ice/

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/kozispoon/icebanner.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on May 04, 2007, 02:29 PM
I read through Nextwave the other day, muchly impressed. It was great.

I am in the process of reading through Battle Pope, which is also awesome. Jesus is such a pussy.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on May 04, 2007, 06:00 PM
I've been reading Nothing Better recently, I love the writing and the art's simple, charming, and effective. And- best of all -IT'S FREE!

(http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/6703/nb1coverjl3.gif)
http://www.webcomicsnation.com/tylerpage/
Check it out.

I had alot of fun reading this- I was actually bummed when I reached the most recent page! Definitely going in my bookmarks, thanks for the link!  ;D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on May 06, 2007, 01:10 PM
WOLVERINE ORIGINS.

I'm a Wolvie dork, but i've never read this, so i am doing now, pretty good.

I caught up with American Virgin today (Issues 10-14) loviiing it.

ASTOUNDING WOLFMAN is a cool read, i'm not sure about the art, it's waaaay stylistic and good, but it seems a little too cartoony for the subject matter.

I need to visit a comic shop more often and find some more underground shit.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Weepy on May 06, 2007, 01:54 PM
WOLVERINE ORIGINS.

I'm a Wolvie dork, but i've never read this, so i am doing now, pretty good.

I caught up with American Virgin today (Issues 10-14) loviiing it.

ASTOUNDING WOLFMAN is a cool read, i'm not sure about the art, it's waaaay stylistic and good, but it seems a little too cartoony for the subject matter.

I need to visit a comic shop more often and find some more underground shit.
I dunno, I just picked up the first issue on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, and the revelation that the guy was a werewolf was really... lame. I don't like oblivious characters, but I don't like characters that just blurb out the plot like the dialog was just the outline.

I don't think I'm in love with any of my FCB Day spoils, although it was worth adventuring for. The Umbrella Academy piques my interest a bit.

Readin' the Amazing Joy Buzzards! It's charming!

(http://www.silverbulletcomics.com/img/product_images/propic-00059784-01-full.jpg)

Just bought Hellboy: The Right Hand of Doom. It's worth buying just for this little quibble!
Prepare for a page stretch unrivaled to any in recorded history!

(http://www.brandonbird.com/photos/pancakes.jpg)

I need to buy King City, MBQ:2, and the volumes of HunterXHunter, XXXHolic, and Angelic Layer that I've let blown past meeee.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on May 06, 2007, 02:03 PM
HunterXHunter is pretty good, i didn't like it too much at first and the story is starting to get to me at the moment (i'm at just where Kurapika has gone back with "The boss" and Killua and Gon are in GI) i kinda wish they did more HUNTING, the opening sequence with that bear like thing and the fish really got my hopes up for a huge manga MONSTER HUNTING romp and it just failed to deliver :(

That's another thing that annoyed me with Wolfman, that guy who wants to be his Mentor, STOP REVEALING THE PLOT YOU DOUCHE, YOU'RE JUST A DEVICE COS KIRKMAN IS LAZY.

In all actuality, i'm a huge Kirkman fan, Walking Dead and Invincible are some of my favourite reads out there.

Also, AJB is awesome.

I fully intend on buying King City on the 27th, when i get paid. I'll probably wait until Chicago now to buy Wonton Soup from James, and buy any books Marles and Gabo are selling. haha, such a voidfantard.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Weepy on May 06, 2007, 02:13 PM
I'm not sure whether I like Hunter X Hunter for the art or the story. The story isn't anything new, but it's refreshing to see a young character that isn't a total jerk or an idiot.
Clamp, Junko Mizuno, and a handful of other hidden gems are really the only artists keeping me attached to manga nowadays.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on May 06, 2007, 02:22 PM
The only manga i really keep up to date with and read religously is Naruto, i keep wishing Toriyama would make something else like Sandland, or even more adventures of the demons but alas, non. I also find it real funny and interesting that the Hunter X Hunter artist is married to the Sailor Moon artist, haha, i dunno why that amuses me but it does. I think with Manga, it's not the art that really keeps me reading, sure it ATTRACTS me, but i keep reading for the stories.

I finished the Battle Pope comics today, hilarious hahahahaa, God and Battle Pope fighting over Mary makes me laugh every time.

I started reading "Gun Blaze West" the other day, the art is reminiscent of something, i just can't place my finger on it at all...interesting enough title though.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on May 06, 2007, 02:39 PM
HunterXHunter is pretty good, i didn't like it too much at first and the story is starting to get to me at the moment (i'm at just where Kurapika has gone back with "The boss" and Killua and Gon are in GI) i kinda wish they did more HUNTING, the opening sequence with that bear like thing and the fish really got my hopes up for a huge manga MONSTER HUNTING romp and it just failed to deliver :(

That's another thing that annoyed me with Wolfman, that guy who wants to be his Mentor, STOP REVEALING THE PLOT YOU DOUCHE, YOU'RE JUST A DEVICE COS KIRKMAN IS LAZY.

In all actuality, i'm a huge Kirkman fan, Walking Dead and Invincible are some of my favourite reads out there.

Also, AJB is awesome.

I fully intend on buying King City on the 27th, when i get paid. I'll probably wait until Chicago now to buy Wonton Soup from James, and buy any books Marles and Gabo are selling. haha, such a voidfantard.

omgfgbsdmoffghpfjklg HunterXHunter!  ;D <33
I knew there was a manga on it, but I never got a chance to read it. I did watch the anime though and I really liked it. I'm not sure how many changes they placed on the anime, but if anything, in retrospect, it really reminded me of Void! Especially the whole arena fighting. The begining I admit is pretty dull since its all establishing and set-up, but once it gets going its really interesting. I highly recommend it. ;)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on May 06, 2007, 02:46 PM
HunterXHunter is pretty good, i didn't like it too much at first and the story is starting to get to me at the moment (i'm at just where Kurapika has gone back with "The boss" and Killua and Gon are in GI) i kinda wish they did more HUNTING, the opening sequence with that bear like thing and the fish really got my hopes up for a huge manga MONSTER HUNTING romp and it just failed to deliver :(

That's another thing that annoyed me with Wolfman, that guy who wants to be his Mentor, STOP REVEALING THE PLOT YOU DOUCHE, YOU'RE JUST A DEVICE COS KIRKMAN IS LAZY.

In all actuality, i'm a huge Kirkman fan, Walking Dead and Invincible are some of my favourite reads out there.

Also, AJB is awesome.

I fully intend on buying King City on the 27th, when i get paid. I'll probably wait until Chicago now to buy Wonton Soup from James, and buy any books Marles and Gabo are selling. haha, such a voidfantard.

omgfgbsdmoffghpfjklg HunterXHunter!  ;D <33
I knew there was a manga on it, but I never got a chance to read it. I did watch the anime though and I really liked it. I'm not sure how many changes they placed on the anime, but if anything, in retrospect, it really reminded me of Void! Especially the whole arena fighting. The begining I admit is pretty dull since its all establishing and set-up, but once it gets going its really interesting. I highly recommend it. ;)

Yeah, i dunno if they had Greed Island in the Anime, but that is where i am. The whole "Spider" thing is annoying me though, get over it already Kurapika, hahaha.

I wish there was more HUGE FUCKING MONSTER hunting. That would be awesome.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Njhinesjr on May 07, 2007, 07:27 AM
I just finished reading the Earth X trade paperback for the hundreth time. ;)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kumaru on May 08, 2007, 09:01 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/kursaursa/FCBD.png)

Free Comic Book Day goods! :)

Oh man OH MAN, Hunter X Hunter used to be like my FAVORITE comic, EVERRR. I thought the Hunter challenges and nen things were just so clever.....!! (*0* (But I stopped reading shortly after Greed Island because...?? The scanlation place I was reading them from took forever to release... :-\)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on May 08, 2007, 03:01 PM
Just got through reading this.

Wasteland.

I love the art in it, and the distopian future and shit, it reeks of apoc shit and i eat it up like the good little nerd.

First few pages:
(http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/4570/wasteland1jp1.jpg)
(http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/3046/wasteland2wj4.jpg)
(http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/5945/wasteland3nc3.jpg)
(http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/9233/wasteland4at1.jpg)
Some pages from the next issues:

(http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/4744/wasteland5ph3.jpg)
(http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/3628/wasteland6mh6.jpg)
(http://img465.imageshack.us/img465/2843/wasteland7mx3.jpg)
(http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/1999/wasteland8jj4.jpg)

Also got to read something called "Two Step" by Warren Ellis for Wildstorm, and i gotta admit, W.E is fast becoming one of my favourite writers. slick dialogue, fast talking spies and pissed off bored camgirls! Fantastic! worth the read of all the issues just to see two giant robots fight then get it on afterwards whilst one of our heroes walks underneath. Fantastic.
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/5468/twostep1qf1.jpg)
(http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/5191/twostep2ng8.jpg)
(http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/8048/twostep3nz6.jpg)

Yeah...i'm all about the "Near future" sci fi kinda shit, probably too into it, it rocks my socks, yo.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Weepy on May 08, 2007, 03:42 PM
Oh man OH MAN, Hunter X Hunter used to be like my FAVORITE comic, EVERRR. I thought the Hunter challenges and nen things were just so clever.....!! (*0* (But I stopped reading shortly after Greed Island because...?? The scanlation place I was reading them from took forever to release... :-\)

I see Hellboy junior in there?
I always wondered if it was any good.
Not that I can afford anything at the moment :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kumaru on May 09, 2007, 10:32 AM
I see Hellboy junior in there?
I always wondered if it was any good.
Not that I can afford anything at the moment :D

Um... It's cute but grotesque. Lots of nauseating/gross sort of bathroom-humor imagery but still highly entertaining. (Really fast-paced comedy.) So uh... mixed feelings?
Horray for 60% off comic sales :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on May 09, 2007, 11:23 AM
HELLBOY IS FREAKING AWESOME HDSDLAHF;A
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on May 12, 2007, 10:39 PM
its actually been like a month since i bought any comics. what a terrible terrible month!

so i fixed that today!


Yeah, It Is! by
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VTDF6MT5L._SS500_.jpg)
its a comic done with cut paper (which made me think of Elio haha!) sweet and short! i kind of want to try it now but im then reminded of Second Year Typography... and cutting out all those letters... so many letters... me and cut paper weren't friends after that. Elio... you should um do this one day ;)


Chewing Gum in Church: A "Yikes!" Collection by Steve Weissman
(http://www.lastgasp.com/pics/chechu.jpg)
ridiculously adorable and creepy at the same time i was laughing out loud and ended up choking at one point. it kind of has a throwback 50's children/Peanuts feel and is pretty fun for a relative "talking heads" strip. basically its a bunch of monsters kids being kind of retarded. i love his linework?! and such sweet color choice!

(http://www.comicworldnews.com/pastthefrontracks/TellMe.jpg)

go to the Fantagraphics page or Weissman's blog, theres a Yikes! strip every week haha! i need to scan some pages!
(http://www.fantagraphics.com/upload/weissman/yikes.gif)


Beasts! by James Covey
(http://www.comicsreporter.com/images/uploads/coveybeasts.jpg)
... oh man, not a comic but STILL... STILLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! GET IT!!
(http://illustrationmundo.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/charles.jpg)
!!! (holy fuck i'd want that on my wall)

(http://illustrationmundo.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/orange.jpg)
!!!!

(http://illustrationmundo.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/hum21.jpg)
!!!!!


... and then i picked up some Jeffrey Brown to satisfy the big gay emo in me.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on May 14, 2007, 02:34 PM
Iron West (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1582406308?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1582406308)
There's robots, in the Old West.  Along with Sasquatch, a train monster, the Loch Ness Monster, and a crook trying hard NOT to save the day.

Doug TenNepal is an amazing artist, and one hell of a storyteller to combine elements from a laundry list of genres and not make it a contrived disaster.  I highly recommend this book.  It's FUN TOO!

Check out his older book Creature Tech (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1891830341?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1891830341).  It's pure awesome from cover to cover.


I've also been reading Ex Machina 1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1401206123?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1401206123) and 2 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1401206263?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1401206263).  It's another "What if Superheroes existed in the 'Real World' thing, but done quite well.  It's... kinda West Wing political manuvering meets sci-fi mystery thriller.

The story follows Mayor Hundred, after gaining super-human abilities from an explosion, he has a short-lived career as a hero, before going public with his real identity and running for mayor of New York.  To everyone's surprise, he wins!  Told in flashbacks mixed with his current mayoral duties, this series is an engrossing, intelligent read.  The art is superb.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on May 14, 2007, 02:46 PM
I've read some of Ex Machina, it's definetely a good read i enjoyed it a lot, i should pick up the ones i haven't read if i can. I forgot all about it to be honest, haha. Thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on May 15, 2007, 12:32 AM
Ghost Rider 2099!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Marley on May 15, 2007, 11:39 PM
If anybody has a local comic shop near them then I would suggest walking into it and picking up the latest issue of heavy metal. The reason why I say you should pick up that evil magazine with the tacky spray painted girl cover is because a most awesome comic called BOY ZERO by Robert Valley is in it!!!!

(http://www.robertvalley.com/images/boy0/page3.jpg)

there are some more pages in here!! http://www.robertvalley.com/boy0frameset.html (http://www.robertvalley.com/boy0frameset.html)

maybe later I will scan some more pages, but seriously... this guy's style, angles, EVERYTHING is top notch.

this is his website

http://www.robertvalley.com/ (http://www.robertvalley.com/)

AND EVERYBODY SHOULD PICK UP HIS BOOK MASSIVE SWIRL.

(http://www.robertvalley.com/images/lupe.jpg)

(http://www.robertvalley.com/images/beatdown.jpg)






Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Craqued on May 16, 2007, 12:02 AM
AGHA yea valley is rad, didn't he do the commercial for Guitar Hero 2 also? SO AWESOME.

And that Beasts! book is off the hooook.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mr. robot on May 16, 2007, 03:07 PM
Hey shut up Marley, Heavy Metal is definitely Where It's At.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Voodoo on May 17, 2007, 10:23 AM
just jumped back into my BONE one volume collection. Its such a huge story i feel like ill never be able to read it in a week or less. thats usually when my attention span runs out and i have to start over a couple months later.  I always have my Calvin and Hobbes complete collection on hand as well.  I will never love another comic more.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on May 17, 2007, 01:06 PM
maybe later I will scan some more pages, but seriously... this guy's style, angles, EVERYTHING is top notch.
this is his website


AND EVERYBODY SHOULD PICK UP HIS BOOK MASSIVE SWIRL.

(http://www.robertvalley.com/images/lupe.jpg)


SWEET!! I love his stuff already! Do you have anymore of his Lupe Fiasco pages Marley!? I love that skateboard stuff. (if i ever get my comic done youll see why im frantic to get my hands on that!)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on May 17, 2007, 01:10 PM
HAHA i was just about to say the same thing Andre! that stuff is off the hook!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on May 17, 2007, 02:11 PM
HAHA i was just about to say the same thing Andre! that stuff is off the hook!

hehe Ah geez im an idot - there's more pages from the Lupe Fiasco thing on his site as a preview. I wish it had more skateboarding pages though.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Craqued on May 17, 2007, 03:05 PM
His blog has a lot of shtuff, I don't know if ya found it already though but here's the link
http://www.robertvalley.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mr. robot on May 17, 2007, 06:25 PM
This guy's fantastic: http://www.thomasherpich.com/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on May 17, 2007, 06:35 PM
This guy's fantastic: http://www.thomasherpich.com/

yessss! i have Cusp!
(http://www.thomasherpich.com/body/comics/thumbnails/closeups/cuspcover.jpg)
i need to find more of his stuff!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: A Bad Idea on May 18, 2007, 01:22 AM
I'd just picked this up on an impulse buy (also also subtle memories of recommendation by JED so many months ago, and also because I love me some steampunk). I do enjoy the results.
(http://www.sequart.com/abc/LoEGbook1sc.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on May 18, 2007, 03:25 AM
I've been knee-deep in the newish(?) Annihilation series from Marvel. So far so good. Some installments are rather shitty, like the Super Skrull bits, but I haven't read a Marvel series for at least 8 years that's kept my attention for more than 3 panels, so I'm thinking it's good.

I love how Drax the Destroyer is essentially just space Conan, and that Nova is turning into a disgruntled war vet with a thousand yard stare. And Annihilus is kinda of BADASS.

They just came out with the entire series in a couple of hardcover books, so if you're into universal tragedy check it out.


MEANWHILE: Fuck it if it has an 8 page spread - The Ultimates is still boring, Paul Pope has descended too far into the realm of suck, Skotty Young still hasn't figured out that whole drawing thing, and Beserk is untouched as the best book being put out today.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on May 18, 2007, 06:41 AM
His blog has a lot of shtuff, I don't know if ya found it already though but here's the link
http://www.robertvalley.blogspot.com/

and a whole flickr photostream! woo!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/68702473@N00/

MEANWHILE: Fuck it if it has an 8 page spread - The Ultimates is still boring, Paul Pope has descended too far into the realm of suck, Skotty Young still hasn't figured out that whole drawing thing, and Beserk is untouched as the best book being put out today.

And yeah James i agree with you about Paul Pope! He really seems to be going through this wierd exploratory phase lately and I just liked him better before when things made more sense and his stuff inspired me. But then again, even if thats the case and his material doesnt light me up like it used to, I still respect him taking new paths, successful or no. But maybe thats also what you call selling out haha.
I also think Scotty Young fans are too caught in the urban style headlights to see he doesnt have the drawing skills we as artists respect. Berserk is amazing. But ive always liked Ultimates. :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on May 18, 2007, 07:42 AM
thomas herpich is my hero.

i am currently re-reading the first part of the JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE SERIES. MADNESS, thats all i've got to say.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on May 18, 2007, 07:52 AM
okay i might need some education on this,

but since i'm much more into single graphic novels and that can be a totally different program from serial comic books. AND i'm not that familiar with his work...
 
what is wrong with Scotty(Skottie?) Young? i'm not saying he's a super awesome artist. i just browsed through his blog really quick and it didn't look TOO bad (except his big teeth mouths bothered me a tad haha). is it because his stuff is really stylized? especially takes on things like X-Men etc, which to my lame knowledge, has always been drawn more classically in a "realistic" manner (not so cartoony), and thus his different take on such a series is blasphemy? or is there some work of his that i just am not seeing right away that are utter shite?

and well yea that drawing of himself (?) on his "B-Sides" is kind of... BIG TEETH!!!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on May 18, 2007, 08:13 AM
I think the reason we are picking on Skottie Young is because, you know im sure hes a cool dude and hes doing his thing and all, but kids see his stuff and think thats the way you start drawing. It makes for the whole sub-culture of kids that are starting out on the wrong foot, drawing any wackadoo dis-proportionated shape and calling it "their style" whereas they never had a strong foundation for drawing in the first place. Its just style over substance. I could go on too about how each panel in his comics is just a silly face with no background, or a large looming figure and nothing else, but thats enough for now.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on May 18, 2007, 09:17 AM
I'm a Skottie Young fan, but whatev, haha.

Image Comics got a redesigned website since i last checked, they also joined the "Online Comics Revolution" shit that everyone is on right now and put up a shitload of comics, they have the first issues of a bunch of their series, Savage Dragon, Ferro City, Pirates of Coney Island and more, i'm eating my way through those and so far Ferro City is my favourite. Sci-Fi Noir!

http://imagecomics.com/onlinecomics.php

Ferro City ended up being topped by The Nightly News and NYC Mech for new comics, my favourites by image are all there too which is cool, Incinvible, Pirates of Coney Island etc etc.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mr. robot on May 18, 2007, 01:19 PM
Oh i read O'Malley's (of Scott Pilgrim fame) Lost At Sea recently--
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41hZej8TU5L._SS500_.jpg)

Now I've hardly read any Scott Pilgrim, but the tone of this, if not the art, is so different it's surprising it's by the same artist. I love seeing artists do different sorts of things. Sort of trite standard teenage-self-discovery story, but I really enjoyed it. Some really great moments. The guy has a really great grasp of how to draw a good looking comic.

& Everybody listen to Andre!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Craqued on May 21, 2007, 12:05 AM
I hate...my Borders. Theres nothing..there. Just manga. The only thing worth reading there is Neil Gaimans Sandman and Flight 3. Nothing...barren wasteland...BUT hey, I saw this and didnt know where else to talk about it. Maybe Cali people or whatever can check it out, it might be cool, its supposedly and "underground" I dont know..

(http://www.volcom.com/admin/uploadFiles/NewFutures/2007/0507VOLCOMICS560.jpg)
http://www.volcom.com/news/article.asp?articleID=1814
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Marley on May 21, 2007, 12:08 AM
MARTHA WASHINGTON!!!!

(http://www.planetacomic.net/imagenes/comics/gimelibertyg.jpg)

(http://lambiek.net/artists/g/gibbons/gibbons_give_me_liberty.jpg)

I love it love it. Its basically an Orwellian satire with a campy edge. The US is a complete disaster. In the not too distant future those of low income are forces to live in cramped housing projects lined with barb wire, large corporations like FAT BOY have grown into a corporate military, Aryan terrorists are all over the place, and who is gonna make it all right?? MARTHA WASHINGTON... well its more involved than that, but just read it... its epic. Gibbon's art is on point here, and I enjoy his work on this more than I did on Watchmen. This is also in my opinion one of Frank Miller's most well written book to date! 

(Don't you say shit sheldon!! If you don't like dark knight returns then you don't like comics!!! GO READ SOME SKOTTIE YOUNG HUMAN TORCH)




Did anybody else read Civil War?? McNiven deserves a MEDAL because his art his hot. I like that his interiors are far superior to the regularly shitty Michael Turner covers. McNiven's punisher is so awesome... he should just draw the Punisher and Namor all the time =P Susan Richards shoulda tapped that Namor ASS!! Writing was entertaining, but pretty standard Millar. I wasn't surprised by anything that happened, but it was still a decent read. 

LAST ISSUE OF ULTIMATES DRAWN BY BRIAN HITCH IS OUT! I enjoyed it... james didn't like it cause it didn't have enough cosmic turds in it. I personally don't like when artists clearly model their characters after actors though... samuel l as nick fury I dunno. Its just too fanboy for me hahaha!! Now we get to watch the series collapse when Joe Mad takes over!! WOO HOOO

Last couple of issues of X-men hasn't sucked too hard. Astonishing X-men and just plain old X-men. Astonishing has kinda lost steam, but its okay. The red data issues of X-men have been pretty cool, and bachalo's art looks nice. I'm kind of a sucker for x-men though, but we all have our super comic vices. Don't read the Milligan/Larocca back issues of X-men though because they seriously suck balls to the walls.
 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qyzex on May 21, 2007, 02:14 AM
So many awesome looking comics.

As for me, i'm lame, and sheltered, and havn't read a comic that wasn't online in AAAAGES.

but, just the other day, my dad visited, and brought me some Graphic Novels
of Fist of the North Star.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ec/FotNS_Master_Ed_1.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on May 21, 2007, 05:29 AM
Caught up with an old friend-
(http://www.archangel-studios.com/comics/redstar/REDSTAR0102&03.jpg)
Epic military mythology, too bad they got out what, 3 issues since I stopped reading it in something like 2003?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on May 21, 2007, 10:34 AM
Rocketo!
Rocketo: Journy to the Hidden Sea
(http://cms.mit.edu/news/upload/2006/09/rocketo-vol1-cover.jpg)
Just read this tonight, and it's awesome. Rocketo Garrison, an inheritor of the Mapper bloodline established after the breaking of Earth by the space monster Ultamo, goes on adventures and explores the hell out of the New World. It's fantastic and wonderful, and well worth a read.
(http://www.cartoonbrew.com/archives/rocketo_d.jpg)
The author, Frank Espinosa talks about it here (http://cms.mit.edu/podcasts/colloquia/cms-colloquium-2006-09-01-rocketo.mp3)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on May 21, 2007, 11:36 AM
Written by Cecil Castellucci; Art by Jim Rugg

Just a really well-done comic. Begining to end, I really couldnt put it down. Great art too, by the guy who used to do Street Angel.


(http://www.dccomics.com/media/covers/7218_180x270.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on May 30, 2007, 02:38 PM
i've decided that i need to bugger off from buying comics for awhile because. i need to be saving for travels and future adventures. so ill probably slink off to my grand local library that has a huuuuge selection of graphic novels/comics, love!

but within the last two weeks or so i've picked up:

Moomin by Tove Jansson
(http://booksellercrow.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/moomin.jpg)
i recognized the cover from this thread and picked it up and leafed through it! it encompasses all of the 1950's Swedish comic strip. it's so delightfully whimsical, and just a good fun get-your-thoughts-off-everything-else read. plus the art does parallel the styles of the 1950's period, with some obvious European touch and is so neat to look at now.

-De Tales: Stories From Urban Brazil by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Bá
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/13/13414.jpg)
i'm part way through it, but these twin authors are damn talented. they switch it up with who does the art etc, and just do sort of autobiographical stories so well.

-Cusp by Thomas Herpich
(see above at top of page 11 for cover image)
Herpich is more of an alternative comic and twisted (twisted) humor artist. its a neat, if you can handle skullfucking and rape that's really the "worst" of it.

-D'Airain Adventure #1 & 2 by Ashley Wood
(http://www.idwpublishing.com/solicit/feb07/cov2dairain.jpg)
COMICS by Ashley Wood, TOO SHORT I'M DYING TO KNOW WHATS GONNA HAPPEN NEXT!! there's three running stories and they all have my attention. the art is just to my liking since i'm already a fan of his other work.

-The Professor’s Daughter by Joann Sfar and Emmanuel Guibert
(http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/images/BMR/profsDaughterCoverHiRes280.jpg)
preview: http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/professorsDaughter/professorsDaughterGift05.html (http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/professorsDaughter/professorsDaughterGift05.html)
Lovely art, the whole book is done in watercolor and fits the moods well, even the characters. the story is short and it feels almost too short or rushed to fit it into the fair number of pages. it's just kind of. odd.

-Creature Tech by Dough TenNapel
(http://www.smallzone.co.uk/creaturetech.gif)
the first graphic novel by the creator of Earthworm Jim (i didn't know at first and was all... those cat's kind of look like Evil the Cat from EJ haha). it's a fun reaad, minus some odd thoughts about dialogue of certain "historical" characters. like The Professor's Daughter, it feels like it could have been longer, to not rush the pacing so much and really give the story the well-deserved time. still entertaining.

-King City by Brandon Graham
(http://www.comicbookbin.com/artman2/uploads/2/kingcity01.jpg)
picked this up because of the suggestion (i think it was Marley earlier in this thread?), and it looked good. AND IT IS. definitely the best thing i've read or seen out of Tokyo Pop in ages. it's just a lot of well-played imaginative, funky concepts. as odd as it may be to say, i really like the drug featured in King City.

-some Dave Crosland comic i can't remember

-Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola
i saw Jho raving about Hellboy so i picked up the first book and.
HOLY SHIT ITS SO GOOD. I NEED MORE BUT GOD I NEED TO SAVE MONEY, WHAT A CRUEL CRUEL CRUEL WORLD.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Aluísio C. Santos on May 30, 2007, 03:50 PM
And to think I was happy just by finishing JoJo's fifth part ='\
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on May 30, 2007, 05:07 PM
chair: GOOD JOB ON BUYING HELLBOY, glad you likes it chicka!!!!!!!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Marley on May 30, 2007, 08:15 PM
(http://www.comics.org/graphics/covers/13030/400/13030_4_001.jpg)

(http://www.bedetheque.com/Planches/empereuroceanpl.jpg)

I hope this picture works, but THE HORDE by Igor Baranko!

This is an intro from the Mars Import dudes.

In the year 2040, Ivan Apelsinov, former science fiction writer and current Russian dictator, has a uniqe vision: to invoke the spirit of Genghis Khan and his Golden Horde to create an empire reaching from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic. To do this, his secret service must find the corpse of the latest reincarnation of Genghis Khan. Their path will cross with the last Chechen, the survivor of a nuclear holocaust on a mystical quest. He has nothing to lose and fears nothing, especially not the Russian army and secret service.

Its seriously crazy! The art is amazing, and the characters and environments are rich. Baranko grew up during the cold war and served in the soviet military... and you can really sense how much he despised it through his writing. Its all a crazy mix of clashing cultural and religious beliefs.

PICK IT UP!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Aluísio C. Santos on May 31, 2007, 12:03 PM
After this hype I just bought one of Hellboy's too.. mine was Strange Places. It's very interesting because after the story there are the inital design and story he plan ned for it but lost interest. Also there are some neat studies and even sketch pages with consecutive finals, it was worth the price =O (kind equivalent to US$ 17, which is doubled here in Reais to R$34).
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Der Dada on Jun 03, 2007, 06:29 AM
I've been following "Bear" by Jamie Smart.


And after scoouring DA for comic artists, I think I'm going to order Schmaltz's "Mess".
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jun 08, 2007, 11:22 AM
DMZ Words: Brain Wood. Pictures: Riccardo Burchielli
(http://www.kgbbar.com/files/kgbbar/images/DMZ_CoverLarge.jpg)
America has been split in two: On one side, the Free States Army, and on the other, the Unites States of America. The demarcation line and battleground? New York City.
Now, I'll be the first to admit that I'm fucking sick and tired of every story revolving around New York City, but DMZ is really something else. Seen from the view point of Matty Roth, photojournalist intern turned embedded reporter in the DMZ that is New York, DMZ (the comic) really feels true to the idea that a war zone that we are all-too-accustomed to seeing in the news could exist in the glorious continent of North America. Brian Wood, who I enjoy to no end, has really pulled of a coup here. While I, at times, have some issue with his stuff, I can't argue that the hometown pride that echoes in his comics has really come forth in these issues.
(http://img.slate.com/media/1/123125/123050/2133481/2154175/2156308/06_DMZ_1.jpg)
DMZ is really worth a read. While at times it can read, well, a little off, it's still good fun and a bit to think about. It's interesting to read something that could be classified as "post-apocalyptic", but still being set within the political apocalypse that spawned it.


ps. I hope you bought it by now, but the criticisms. I can't help but think that Wood's New York is more than a bit idealized. Yes, it's a rad idea that vegans will feed the city and that everyone will get along. I just can't help but think that the idealism of the NYC folks caught in the middle is a bit optimistic. REGARDLESS, I found this to be a hell of a series thus far.
(http://www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com/news/images/0602/dmz7.jpg)





edit: Not that it applies, but Wanted was a pretty bad comic, guys.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jun 08, 2007, 12:46 PM
DMZ is fucking DOPE

I've just been reading free shit on i can find, webcomics and such.

Though i found one of the new Tokyopop comics interesting, i'm not sure if i like it cos it's only a preview.

Bombos vs Everything or something like that.


(I'm also waiting for my copy of...BUMBUMBUM Wonton Soup to arrive)


Hey, do you guys know anywhere i can get a copy of King City except TP, their shop doesn't like me or something and won't let me buy it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Marley on Jun 09, 2007, 12:30 PM
Love and Rockets by los bros hernandez

(http://www.sequart.com/members/graphics/388/seqL&R19_page7.jpg)

(http://www.sequart.com/members/graphics/388/seqL&R17_cover.jpg)

(http://www.sequart.com/members/graphics/388/seqL&R17_page1.jpg)

Its a great series, and I should have mentioned it before. The series isn't focused on just one ongoing tale its actually an eclectic mix of short stories and some continuous stories. The two core stories are Locas and Palomar.

Locas is Jaime Hernandez' creation and it focuses on the lives of hopey and maggie and the various personalities around them. The environment of the story changes often. Sometimes its Sci-fi sometimes it focuses on the local punk scene and hopey's band. Sometimes its a love story. Despite all of the crazyness, the time progression and character growth  is consistant and realistic. I love it and everybody should read it!

Palomar is Gilbert Hernandez' creation and it focuses on Palomar, a small village in central america. The stories are fantastic! Everybody should read "heartbreak soup" Luba, the fiery tempered hammer weilding woman, is one of the greatest character in comics!

Comics should all be put together like this! I think that this would be an ideal comic structure thick Bi quarterly installments that include ongoing tales as well as shorts that the artists throw in. Its just a really satisfying read!

Gabe you should read Palomar. I think you specifically would get the most out of it (not just cause you're mexican)



ps - I tried to read an old popbot I found of mine, and I've come to the conclusion that Ashley Wood's comics are fairly unreadable.... HE's a good illustrator?? I just think he should stick to illustration. =/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jun 09, 2007, 01:37 PM
Love and rockets is awesome ( and the comics came before the band.......and most of you are still to young to recognize either aren't you?).....I was never able to decide what was better.... the artwork or the stories



.....and Zombies vs. Robots is a lot more coherent than popbot....I agree that popbot is really hard to follow
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Elio on Jun 09, 2007, 02:26 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/16/Super-Mario-Adventures.jpg)

Super Mario Adventures, drawn by Charlie Nozawa.
I'm in the middle of packing a lot of my old books and found this gem from my childhood.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Adventures

I think I could trace this comic as my gateway into manga as a  youth. Awesome colors, funny drawings and cute story.
And it's about Mario, what more can a kid want?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jun 09, 2007, 04:08 PM
Never mind youths, i want that shit right now! hahaha!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qyzex on Jun 09, 2007, 04:11 PM
I remember reading those in Nintendo Power.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on Jun 09, 2007, 08:40 PM
Love and Rockets was like the first adult themed comic i ever read as a 17 year old kid. Before that, I only knew of Marvel and DC, so when my eyes glanced over the first few pages it was like the clouds parted in the sky and I saw comics for what they really are. Magical moments like that are so hard to forget. I was actually in one of those record stores that sell like everything and I sat there in the aisle and read the thing cover to cover while my buddies got CDs.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Jun 11, 2007, 10:56 PM



ps - I tried to read an old popbot I found of mine, and I've come to the conclusion that Ashley Wood's comics are fairly unreadable.... HE's a good illustrator?? I just think he should stick to illustration. =/

Popbot is like a collection of Pinups with a common theme.  Some of his actual comic work is alot easier to follow, like Metal Gear Solid or previews from that new Tank Girl Comic look like it'll be easy to read.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Jun 12, 2007, 02:06 AM
UGHHHHH The new Tankgirl looks so fucking bad! I don't want to help push the Ashley Wood hate-train (even though I think his comics are absolute garbage, but his illustrations have some good elements in 'em), but he is the poorest excuse for a Hewlett stand-in since Philip Bond. Tankgirl was only good cus Hewl and Martin meshed so good together, and you could tell they were just in it to take the piss out of comics. Wood is way too stiff, and honestly tame and BORING, to recapture the retarded magic (tm)... from what I've seen it's just gross try-hard narrative and librarian art. I'll take bright blue yeti balls and talking turds on every other panel anyday.

Alan Martin has obviously gone completely nanners, or is broke and needs a paycheck. RAGE.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Marley on Jun 12, 2007, 11:54 AM
ps - I tried to read an old popbot I found of mine, and I've come to the conclusion that Ashley Wood's comics are fairly unreadable.... HE's a good illustrator?? I just think he should stick to illustration. =/
Popbot is like a collection of Pinups with a common theme.  Some of his actual comic work is alot easier to follow, like Metal Gear Solid or previews from that new Tank Girl Comic look like it'll be easy to read.

Naaaw Wood attempts comics in popbot too. I have it in front of me and there is dialogue and some form of loose panel structure, but its really really confusing. His metal gear books were totally unreadable also. I have no clue how your figured them out Johnny, but I give you cookie points for it.

Wei I think I saw that book before and it was a little more readable, but it still isn't really my cup of tea. He's one of those artists that totally gets away with sucking at backgrounds by plopping color all over the place. Like Templesmith... when I'm reading fell sometimes I have to take a break because I get so pissed off by how lazy he is.


Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jun 12, 2007, 01:11 PM
Hey, do you guys know anywhere i can get a copy of King City except TP, their shop doesn't like me or something and won't let me buy it.

Quoted for emphasis.


Undertown from Tokyopop is looking pretty good artwise, i'll need to re-read it to discern the story though...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Marley on Jun 12, 2007, 01:15 PM
Comic shops in the states can order King City right now, but it won't be in book stores until its been out for 6 months. I don't know the situation in the UK though. Just pop into your local comic shop and see if they can order it in otherwise you just might have to wait until you're in the states =P
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jun 12, 2007, 01:18 PM
Comic shops in the states can order King City right now, but it won't be in book stores until its been out for 6 months. I don't know the situation in the UK though. Just pop into your local comic shop and see if they can order it in otherwise you just might have to wait until you're in the states =P

Goddamn, haha, i don't even know where the comic shops round here are. I suppose i'll just wait the eight weeks till Wizard World now, might as well.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Keffy on Jun 12, 2007, 07:46 PM
Black Summer #0
Warren Ellis
Juan Jose Ryp

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/Keffy/scans/41921_7.jpg)

Yeah, he just said what you think he said.  #0 is only 99 cents.
I can't wait for the other seven issues.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Jun 13, 2007, 02:14 PM
HEY JAMES!!!  WHen is that damn Wonton Soup comic coming out!?  I WANT to be reading it so I can post here saying that I read it...damnit.  Seriously, the dates are kinda screwy on Oni's site.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jun 13, 2007, 02:20 PM
HEY JAMES!!!  WHen is that damn Wonton Soup comic coming out!?  I WANT to be reading it so I can post here saying that I read it...damnit.  Seriously, the dates are kinda screwy on Oni's site.

It's out here, isn't it? (http://www.onipress.com/display.php?type=bk&id=253)

Scratch that, it isn't hahaha.

I got mine through Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1932664602/203-3151239-7565566) (officially Amazon too, not the marketplace.) because nowhere around here sells stuff like that.

Here is what i'm reading this week!


Re-reading The Perhapanauts. Awesome comic, in my opinion.
(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/1872/perhapanautsey7.jpg)

A "super" group of sorts, chupacabra is easily my favourite character, haha.

Y the Last Man
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/470/ythelastmannq2.jpg)

Yorrick is the last man on earth i loveee it.

The Walking Dead
(http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/8530/walkingdeadse6.jpg)

ZOMBIESYES.

Sam Noir: Samurai Detective
(http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/8051/samnoirwo0.jpg)

It's a quick talking, quick witted, samurai detective. Simply awesome.

Just started re-reading those today, trying to get hyped up to do something other than sit around for a change.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Jun 24, 2007, 11:18 AM
To keep in the spirit of the current monster tournament, i found this little gem:

ALL FLEE! by Gavin Burrows and Simon Gane
a short little read, but a good fun twist on classic monsters and how it would be now if they were real! plus Simon Gane's blocky style adds an extra neat effect. cheap and charming!
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog.php?type=5&title=400&PHPSESSID=29eaefb3a34e42dcd40dfcf8dff83857
Check the preview, LOOK AT THOSE AWESOME HIP-HOP DINOS HAHA.

i had read another monster comic but i forgot the title T_t
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Powerz on Jun 24, 2007, 04:40 PM
Yo enef! i'm reading Y the last man tooooooooo.

I got books 1-8 from my local libary thinking that was the whole series so i read them all withen 2 days, but noooooooooo book 9 is the final one.......bastards
This series is awesome, but it does scare the behjesus out of me though. It reminds me that women are scary :x
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Pan on Jun 25, 2007, 05:51 PM
Calvin and Hobbes
Garfield
Some Superman
Batman
Bone
I'm reading any comic I can get my eager little hands on.
That includes web comics.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on Jun 26, 2007, 12:16 AM
Yo enef! i'm reading Y the last man tooooooooo.

I got books 1-8 from my local libary thinking that was the whole series so i read them all withen 2 days, but noooooooooo book 9 is the final one.......bastards
This series is awesome, but it does scare the behjesus out of me though. It reminds me that women are scary :x

Damn straight. >:3

Everyone should read Y The Last Man. It really is a great comic series. I have to keep myself from buying the single issues and wait for the collected volumes. Gaaaah.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: MTB-X on Jun 26, 2007, 03:41 AM
i got myself the bone volume one... whatever its called.

1300 sites of good, good and more good. TOP!!

this thing is so heavy. i just can read it when it lies on the table :D
the paper is a bit thin, so you see what is on the next page. but with better paper it would be even heavier and thicker.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ryuartyi on Jun 28, 2007, 08:08 AM
After work today I just picked up the new volume of Last Hope from Seven Seas, just after picking up Jim Cramer's "Watch TV, Get Rich". lol
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jun 28, 2007, 12:54 PM
So i learned today that a book shop near where i work is doing a special comics sale(Weird, they only ever had one or two Tokyopop mangas in before) 10 comics for £1.

That's 10 comics for $2(give or take)

How awesome is that? I'll be picking some up tomorrow(PAYDAY YAY!) so i'll let you know just how awesome it is.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Jun 28, 2007, 01:41 PM
Anything by Jason, a comic artist from Norway.
http://www.fantagraphics.com/artist/jason/jason.html (http://www.fantagraphics.com/artist/jason/jason.html)
(http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b113/seanmaher1/the-left-bank-gang.jpg)
This is his most recent GN (i believe), and it perfectly illustrates his ability to use his simple, yet serious comic style and add twists to his stories by utilizing a different scene for every page or so! His simple looking anthro characters actually heighten his ability to do twisting mysterys, something I really think he does well!
Jason seems to take inspiration from the likes of Tintin in his drawing style, along with very characteristic European traits. GO READ NOW.


and anything ASTERIX AND OBELIX (did someone already mention them?)
(http://www.craaltaribagorza.net/IMG/Asterix_Obelix_e_Ideafix_2-400x413.jpg)
http://www.asterix-obelix.nl/
i have every Asterix and Obelix ever (mind some of them are in Dutch or French) even some childrens story ones, i grew up with them and it's probably what made me love comics. The stories are full of good humor and wit, star two Gauls, small yet feisty Asterix and big dumb super strong Obelix with lovely little plays off old European History in the days of Julius Cesaer, when France was known as Gaul in the year 50. B.C. or so.
Goscinny and Uderzo are my heroes! Pinnacles of European comics!! There are 33 books in the series extending over many years, but DEFINITELY try reading as many of the earlier stories, I recently bought the  "newest" issue (Asterix and the The Falling Sky), Uderzo the original writer for the series died in 1977, so I don't think he wrote this one... as  it was published in 2005. Either way it's bloody daft story wise, while Uderzo can still draw... the book was just LAME.

And of course you've gotta read some Tintin and Lucky Luke haha!

that Tintin... so hot hahahahah!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jun 29, 2007, 11:10 AM
As much as it may hurt my indy comic cred, I've been reading Action Comics. Yeah, Superman.
I realize I posted a thread a couple years ago wondering if anyone actualy liked him, and scoffed about it. I was looking for the issue that was an analog to the Authority, and ended up reading quite a piece of Superman comics. And to be honest, I like Superman now. Joe Casey has a way about the character that plays to it's strengths while minimizing it's weaknesses, and has a heart to his stories that I can't help but enjoy. I think the reason that I liked these comics is Joe Casey himself- I read the Chuck Austin (ugh) issues and was not terribly impressed. I guess I gained the perspective that there's room for all kinds of comics in this crazy ole world.
However, the Question is still cooler.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jun 29, 2007, 11:39 AM
brave brave man...hard to admit you spoke too soon.....

....yah it's all about the team behind the book....just look at Hellblazer/John Constantine from team to team the quality went up and down....I personally preferred Ennis and Dillon's work over everyone elses.....I was very disapointed when they left...course they went on to do Preacher which was even better....but I was still disapointed


I just read Black Summer by Ellis with Art by Juan Jose Ryp.....and despite the fact that most of Avatar's stuff is absolute tripe this was good...fairly interesting and holds promise...

(http://www.avatarpress.net/d/782-1/blacksum0wrap.jpg)
(http://www.avatarpress.net/d/784-1/blacksum0pg2.jpg)

.....and Ryp's stuff is reminiscent of Dillon except it has a level of detail that was always missing from his work
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jun 29, 2007, 12:07 PM
brave brave man...hard to admit you spoke too soon.....

....yah it's all about the team behind the book....just look at Hellblazer/John Constantine from team to team the quality went up and down....I personally preferred Ennis and Dillon's work over everyone elses.....I was very disapointed when they left...course they went on to do Preacher which was even better....but I was still disapointed
Saying you like Superman on Void is like coming out in the Bible belt.
But in all seriousness, I am terribly interested Black Summer.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Elio on Jun 29, 2007, 12:24 PM
Saying you like Superman on Void is like coming out in the Bible belt.

HAHA Jed!
If that analogy is true. then our good friend dan is our queen. 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jun 29, 2007, 01:21 PM
So i went to the bookstore and picked up 30 comics(no duplicates).

I am please, they are all from the early 90's from what i can tell (Advertisements for the Terminator 2 sega game!)

Actual thoughts and picks of the bunch will come later.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Jun 30, 2007, 07:35 PM

.....and Ryp's stuff is reminiscent of Dillon except it has a level of detail that was always missing from his work


....actually it's reminiscent of DARROWS work, and by reminiscent I mean completely ripped off! It completely amazes me that he gets away with it.

http://www.burlymanentertainment.com/site/img/shaolin_desk_print_1280.jpg

QUE?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jun 30, 2007, 07:49 PM
i was actually thinking it was a little bit of both, but at the time I couldn't remember Darrows name.....and didn't feel like saying that guy who did 'Big Guy and Rusty'.....which was three flavors of awesome by the way
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Marley on Jun 30, 2007, 09:13 PM
Its okay Jed! Right now I have to admit that I'm totally diggin the Andy Kubert Grant Morrison Batman.

Even more so I love love love THE BOYS by Garth Ennis and Derrick Robertson

I think the title got kicked off of Vertigo for being a little too crass, but Dynamite picked it up and its going strong. Issue 8 came out this week! The story is about a group who act as watchdogs for superheros who are out of control. Heres a synopsis from Newsarama because I'm not the best at explaining things!

"The Boys are a team of five super-powered operatives who work for a secret department within the U.S. government. It's their job to monitor and investigate superhero behavior, they gather intelligence- i.e. dirt- on them, and occasionally to use it against them. Just as the C.I.A. has had a use for the Mafia, Sadaam Hussein, and Columbia's FARC terrorists (to name a few), so they also need superheros. Sometimes they need them on a leash. Sometimes they have to put them down. The Boys are the people who do the job.”

Garth Ennis is in Preacher form for this book. You can really tell he's having fun with it, and he isn't holding back! I've seen better art from Derrick Robertson, but its still a solid read. I ENJOY IT!!!

If any of you liked the book WANTED then you'll love The Boys!



OH AND I HATE WHAT THEY'RE DOING WITH X-MEN ENDANGERED SPECIES!!! Seriously the issue 200 event comic came out this week, and its pretty much IMPOSSIBLE to read. They decided to divide the art on this issue between Chris Bachalo and Humberto Ramos. Bachalo's work was clean and intelligible, but Ramos seriously sucked. His pacing is so jerky and abrupt. It would jump from heavy dialogue to sudden street fighter face off. Zero transition!!! Almost no backgrounds on his pages..... even his cover was crappy!! We had 3 alternate covers and Ramos' was the least bought and most complained about. AUGH if you can't draw Wolverine badass you shouldn't be drawing an X-men comic!!!!!


Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jun 30, 2007, 09:33 PM
yah I'm not so crazy about the art either....it goes up and down fer me...the first couple of issues were better....but the story is still developing very well
(http://comicpants.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/boyscov.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Marley on Jun 30, 2007, 09:36 PM
yah I'm not so crazy about the art either....it goes up and down fer me...the first couple of issues were better....but the story is still developing very well

Yess... Ennis is really on a roll with this one. I totally got a kick out of the old guy that lives in the basement of the comic shop.

Have you read the current batmans yet?? I didn't dig the cg art on the prose comic, but the Andy Kubert issues have been sweet!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Aluísio C. Santos on Jul 02, 2007, 05:30 PM
Haha, I'm still over mangas :P
(http://www.toriyamaworld.com/kajika/covers/kajika_cover.jpg)
It's a one-shot series by Akira Toriyama. I liked the story concept, but it felt too much like a Dragon Ball redesigning. Still, his art here is in his best shape I'd say, similar to that recent Dragon Quest game.

(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/6264/sbr6ut5.jpg)
Steel Ball Run, I'm still in volume 5, but couldn't find the volume cover of it X_X.
What can I say, it's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure part Seven, it's great. It has one of Hirohiko Araki's best levels of pacing and suspense, let's say, it keeps you glued to the pages. The focus on the story is a lot different from the other parts, though, as it takes place in a race in 1890's EUA.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jul 03, 2007, 03:03 AM
Hey look what Enef is reading.

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4067/image068ai4.jpg)

Just came in the mail this morning, Sharknife vol.1.

:D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Aluísio C. Santos on Jul 03, 2007, 12:26 PM
What :O is that from the Dev Art guy?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jul 03, 2007, 12:52 PM
www.reyyy.com

Corey "The Rey" Lewis.

I BELIEVE a friend of James and Marley's and a fucking AWESOME comicer.

Sharknife is dope.

Possibly one of the dopest comics i've ever held in my hands.

GO BUY IT NOW.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: j.allen on Jul 04, 2007, 08:31 AM
Amazing spiderman, supermarket (over and over again lol) X-men, and anything humberto ramos or jim lee puts out lol
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jul 05, 2007, 05:47 AM
Hey, look what came in the mail this morning.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/enef/IMAGE_069.jpg)

DMZ-On The Ground
Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli

I already read the series up to issue...11? i think? but i had to actually own this thing, it's easily one of the raddest things i've ever read. It's awesome and inspiring.

I'm not sure but i think this comprises issues 1-5 in one volume.

I think it's definetely one of those books that people need to read at least one issue of.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jul 05, 2007, 09:20 AM
Top Ten, by Alan Moore, Gene Ha and Zander Cannon, from America's Best Comics
(http://www.fantasymundo.com/galeria/imagenes/Comics01/4729.jpg)
Imagine a futuristic American city designed by WWII science-nazis in which every single inhabitant has superpowers. That's Neopolis, a gigantic, strange beautiful city, and Top Ten is about a precinct of cops who take care of it.
The book is great, a mix of the wide cast and personal stories of a police procedural and the hijinks and craziness of a superhero book. It's kind of like Powers, but on speed. The writing from Alan Moore is fantastic, as per, and Gene Ha's art is fantastic, showcasing not only the the characters but also the incredible city they live in.
Also good is The Forty-Niners, a prequel set in a newly built Neopolis, circa 1949, and the influx of folks just coming off of the second World War. Rough and tumble cops, vampire mobsters, robot racism and more. Best read after Top Ten, though.

However, stay away from Top Ten: The Farthest Precinct. It was pretty bad, coming after the Moore/Ha run.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jul 05, 2007, 10:19 AM
I enjoyed all of the stuff from America's Best.....Tom Strong (and especially Tom Strong's Terrific Tales) had it's moment's and so did Promethea
(http://www.andysmithart.com/images/TomStrong-.jpg)
(http://www.temp.sfbok.se/kat/img/40341.jpg)

but Top Ten and 49'ers were damn cool
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Jul 08, 2007, 04:33 PM
I've been reading a lot of comics lately. Mostly nothing good, but I've rediscovered GEMS...


(http://lantern_light.tripod.com/GLWW.jpg)

GREEN LANTERN WILL WORLD - Seth Fisher in his prime. There really isn't anything about this book that isn't fun or gorgeous to look at. If you like weird.... things, you will like this.

.... and another Fisher book...

(http://geekent.com/blog/archives/pics/BigInJapancvr.jpg)

FANTASTIC FOUR AND IRON MAN ARE BIG IN JAPAN - Almost a throwback to the old Kirby era FF comix. They fight giant monsters, sea urchin cows, and finally discover the reason why Moloids exist. PLUS, in the back of the trade, it has Seth Fishers notes about about his panels. He was amazingly mathematical in his approach to comics, and reminds me how tragic it was that he died and will never draw more.

The Boys is pretty funny too. Tek Knight is so good in that, with how he just can't stop fucking things and sends his boy ward away before something happens. What I don't like about it though, is how they made Hughie look like the Shaun of the Dead dude. That drives me fucking mental! They did that shit in Ultimates too! It makes me wonder WHY they are drawing comics and not just doing fucking STORYBOARDS!! AUGH PET PEEVE! ....but yeah, kinda back to form for Ennis, which is somewhat good.



Speaking of Ennis, I read two collected volumes of WAR STORY, which is totally awesome.

(http://www.thefourthrail.com/images/reviews/111102/warstoriesthereivers.jpg)

It's a collection of several fictitious (but historically accurate) WWII war stories, from setting all around the world. I gotta agree with Kevin that Ennis is kinda one-note, but this is a great 180 for him, and is definitely the best thing I've read from him. He doesn't rely on ultra-violence and incredibly out-there characters to tell an interesting story, but it still has that dark humor charm of his which makes his writing so appealing. My favorite story was the one about the pilots who got rocketed off of convoy ships to fight off bombers, but had to bail out in the ocean cus there was no way to land.


I've been going through a lot of Ultimates books too (for some reason I feel like I have to.), but fuck those. They are the reason why I stopped reading superhero books for half a decade. Millar on Ultimate X men is so genuinely bad that it's amazing even die-hard X men fans stayed with it. THAT, and Bachalo is one of the worst storytellers I've ever seen (right up there with Ramos! FUCK RAMOS!!)

Civil War was a huge letdown too. I love that the climax was "HEY LET'S FIGHT. WAIT PEOPLE DON'T WANT US TO, OK LET'S JUST GO HOME SIGH." The whole story was a huge gimmick that the X men books have already been doing to death for years.

Annihilation was the only good Marvel event in forever, and even now the second run of it is turning out to be horrible. Who the fuck cares about WRAITH? Mcfarlane-type characters stopped being cool 15 years ago, and the new Quasars only thing is that she's a lesbian with a daddy complex! TRASH FLAVORED TRASH. They need to bring back Annihilus to eat more peoples faces, and Drax to stab more shit. :::::SPOILER:::::::: and now NOVA is DEAD and come back as some random KREE BROAD?? WHAT THE BALLS?!?!


Comic rant over.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Jul 09, 2007, 03:52 AM
If you've never read anything by Will Eisner, then you should, because he really is that good.

One of my favorite books by him is called Life on Dropsie Avenue.

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/0393061051.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

As you can probably tell from the cover, this collects Contract with God, A Life Force and Dropsie Avenue -- three of Eisner's graphic novels which all focus on Depression-era New York City, but look at it from very different perspectives.

Contract with God and A Life Force are both essentially slice of life stories that examine people of various walks of life in NYC.

Dropsie Avenue is similar, but is a history of the titular street that spans from colonial times to modern day.

As always, Eisner's art is great and his storytelling and pacing really help these stories flow.  Nothing really negative to say about the stories, and the book itself is very high quality -- hardcover and good paper, but also reasonably priced.

It's good.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jul 09, 2007, 05:28 AM
I really liked War Stories. The Condors, I think it was called, with Carlos Ezquerra, the one with the four Spanish, Irish Nazi, German and British Communist soldiers caught in the bomb crater in the Spanish Civil War. Also, J for Jenny, a nice nod to David Lloyd, who did the art (and drew V for Vendetta). As well as Johann's Panzer and the one that ended in a song, which I can't exaclty recall, it's been a couple years since I read them.
Shit, I guess I could have just said I liked them all.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jul 09, 2007, 09:02 AM
Like James, I've read a lot of stuff lately, mostly not good.

It's all about Mouse Guard
(http://www.comic-shop.net/cover/archaia_mouse_guard03.jpg)
(http://www.joshuadysart.com/journal/archives/MG1page11.jpg)
Beautiful and fantastic story of a society of mice.  This story focuses on a mystery and rebellion brewing within the Mouse Guard - a trained force protecting the territories.  My only complaint is it's not long enough.  I would have loved if this book were twice as big, because it just leaves you wanting more.


DMZ is the shit, I love that series.

War Stories is great.  I read the first series when it came out years back, I vaguely remember him doing a second series, but haven't read those.  I should find and buy those books.

Short story about Megatron: Origin -  He's a fucking union leader.  I hate how writers come along decades later making origin stories for badasses that amount to the character REALLY being misunderstood and sympathetic.  CRAP

Invincible - Dan's been trying to get me to read this for years(?) and so I finally broke down while in pain and needing a distraction.  My conclusion - It's exactly the same as all other superhero stories, only with Kirkman's unique flare (lack of talent). Stick to The Walking Dead, it's his only good book... but I've only read half the series, so I can't even fully speak for that one.

edit by Wei: fixed yer img links
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jul 09, 2007, 10:52 AM
see the thing fer me with Kirkman is I like what he does overall...

..I have enjoyed Walking Dead and Invincible and Brit..... ( I am however leaning strongly towards a vote of SUCK with Astounding Wolfman...but the artwork is pretty damn good and has me relenting ) ....but I always feel like he hasn't quite hit the mark or that he is somehow holding somthing back......I keep reading his stuff, letting his artists tide me over ( at least until Moore quit TWD ) waiting for him to cut loose and really blow me away....I really feel like there is somthing developing with him and his Invincible Universe but with the exception of a few minor peaks he hasn't quite got there yet....but his artists on Invincible and Brit and especialy on Wolfman appear to be pulling more than their share of the weight and are keeping the various books alive for me.....for now at least
(http://weblogs.variety.com/photos/uncategorized/walkingdead.jpg)

(http://www.silverbulletcomics.com/~jennyg/writers/fowler/invincible.JPG)

(http://www.imagecomics.com/content/schedule/images/brit_tp01.jpg)

(http://images.comicbookresources.com/previews/imagecomics/shipping20070705/wolfman02_p1.jpg)


and on a side note if Moore quits Exterminators (the project he quit TWD to go and work on) I am not gonna be a happy fanboy
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jul 09, 2007, 12:10 PM
see the thing fer me with Kirkman is I like what he does overall...

..I have enjoyed Walking Dead and Invincible and Brit..... but his artists on Invincible and Brit and especialy on Wolfman appear to be pulling more than their share of the weight and are keeping the various books alive for me
I don't want to turn this into a Kirkman thread, but I do want to state why I don't like Invincible.
(Walking Dead is good, Tech Jacket has nice art but cookie cutter story, Ultimate X-Men is a disaster (the art sucks too, so sad), Ant-Man and Wolf-man... couldn't be less interested)

Dan and I agree that if I read the first book and didn't like it, he wouldn't hound me about reading the series anymore.  So I've only read the first book, but it completely turned me off.

Starts off with the main character going through his life, but suddenly developing super powers!  The same ones his father has!  And they all work!  Without even trying!  There's a brief explanation as to why the father has powers, but none for why anyone else on the planet has them.  The big mystery of the first arc is obvious from the setup, but he doesn't even figure it out.  It's solved by a supporting cast member... off-panel.

The whole thing is the middle of a just-average story.  There's no real beginning of coming-of-age, or learning to use his powers... he just has them, gets a suit, and starts saving people.  And there's no conclusion either.  "Someone else solved the case for us, but since he's busy, so we'll go catch the bad guy... where he spells out his motivation and details his scheme for us!  YAY!"  It's as if Kirkman wrote a story, then through-out everything interesting.  Put a proper beginning in, and conclude it without the main characters sleeping their way to the end and you'd still have just a mediocre superhero comic.  Oh, and all the while he's making fun of other superhero comics... You can't make fun of superhero comics while pretending your own superhero comic is better.

At the end of it, the only character I liked was the mother.  She's the only one that had an actual voice... the rest of the cast were just the same character with different heads and clothes.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jul 09, 2007, 01:24 PM
I'm currently reading Legends From Darkwood: The Unicorn Hunters(Suggested by James a while ago in this thread as a good "Poop" comic) It's hilarious, i loved every minute of it!


I read Scott Pilgrim Volume 1, i don't get the hype, the romantic comedy stuff was good, a guy with a teenage girlfriend finds another chick etc etc and it's good, it's funny, it's cute...then the action threw me out of whack and hurt my brain. Why have such TERRIBLE and WEIRD action in the back of the book? Stick with what was working, don't throw this FREAKY DANCE BATTLE in my face that makes no sense and doesn't work very well with the style of art you have chosen.

Naruto 15 as well, i'm a narutard, enough said.



I have 6...? Maybe 5? of the volumes of Invincible, i like the story and artwork, i love The Walking Dead by kirkman too, i'm not a huge fan of The Amazing Wolf-Man though. I think Kirkman has his moments but they can be few and far between at times. You really have to invest yourself into his series to get them.
Title: !
Post by: MESIASdaRocket on Jul 09, 2007, 01:56 PM
Top Ten, by Alan Moore, Gene Ha and Zander Cannon, from America's Best Comics
(http://www.fantasymundo.com/galeria/imagenes/Comics01/4729.jpg)
Imagine a futuristic American city designed by WWII science-nazis in which every single inhabitant has superpowers. That's Neopolis, a gigantic, strange beautiful city, and Top Ten is about a precinct of cops who take care of it.
The book is great, a mix of the wide cast and personal stories of a police procedural and the hijinks and craziness of a superhero book. It's kind of like Powers, but on speed. The writing from Alan Moore is fantastic, as per, and Gene Ha's art is fantastic, showcasing not only the the characters but also the incredible city they live in.
Also good is The Forty-Niners, a prequel set in a newly built Neopolis, circa 1949, and the influx of folks just coming off of the second World War. Rough and tumble cops, vampire mobsters, robot racism and more. Best read after Top Ten, though.

However, stay away from Top Ten: The Farthest Precinct. It was pretty bad, coming after the Moore/Ha run.

I' still have to read the 2nd. TPB(8-12), but I really enjoyed the first half. Do you have readed the Smax mini-series?

Also, I dunno how I didn't readed Dresden Codak (http://"http://www.dresdencodak.com/cartoons/dc_031.htm") until now.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Jul 10, 2007, 12:24 AM
I read Scott Pilgrim Volume 1, i don't get the hype, the romantic comedy stuff was good, a guy with a teenage girlfriend finds another chick etc etc and it's good, it's funny, it's cute...then the action threw me out of whack and hurt my brain. Why have such TERRIBLE and WEIRD action in the back of the book? Stick with what was working, don't throw this FREAKY DANCE BATTLE in my face that makes no sense and doesn't work very well with the style of art you have chosen.

Enef, you need to give Scott Pilgrim a chance!!

Admittedly, the first one isn't the greatest, but it seems like O'Malley gets more into his groove by volume 2.  The whimsical stuff fits in much better with the more 'normal' plot in the second and third books.  These comics actually made me laugh out loud, which is very rare for me to do when reading comics.  I'm willing to bet that if you give volume 2 a try, you'll enjoy the series much more.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Jul 11, 2007, 06:31 AM
(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/9391/fc1569714908fk4.jpg)
(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/1706/millionairesockmonkeyis5.gif)
The Adventure's of Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey
I need more Uncle Gabby and Mr. Crow ALREADY. I don't know why I always walked past Tony Millionaire's books in the comic store, probably because he had his comic styles (well in Sock Monkey at least) reminiscient to turn of the century comics, in art, inking style, dialogue and setting! Usually when people try to pull this off they do it terribly or put a distasteful twist on it, and I'm just not keen on it because I really do love turn of the century comics and art (20th century, not THIS turn of the century). But Millionaire has this craft down! He even does the word bubbles like they used to... uh yea I was amused by that. While The Adventure's of Sock Monkey quite charming with the (usually) well-intentioned rag dolls and their adventures, it has a morbid undertone which usually surfaces in the end haha oh my!
I just wish Millionaire's books at the store weren't so goshdarn expensive! haha!

I'm also reading the DMZ Friendly Fire, mmm.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jul 12, 2007, 01:49 PM
The Damned Volume 1: Three Days Dead (Damned) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932664637?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1932664637)
At Wizard last year we sat two tables away from the artist of this book.  I'd known his art from a Queen & Country arc already, and since he's good, and I buy practically everything Oni publishes, it was only a matter of time before I picked this up.  THEN I found it it's about gangsters and demons!  That's awesome!

Eddie is cursed to come back to live anytime someone touches his body after he dies.  He's rolls with some bad demons, and humans gunning for a bigger piece of the action.  When he's brought back to life to find a high level demon negotiating a truce between the gangs, he's tossed into a much bigger fire than he knows.

The art is great, the story is packed with action and intrigue, and the dialogue is natural and authentic.

I don't know if there's future volumes planned, but I hope so.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Jul 24, 2007, 09:26 PM
I got Damned from the artist himself but I haven't read it yet.

Lately though I've Been enjoying New Avengers like crazy.  There is a great conspiracy story going on now after a massive ninja fight Battle Get that spanned several issues!  I'm most here for the art but the story has me that I might stay on  if the the artist leaves.
(http://www.newsarama.com/marvelnew/newavengers/32/NA32_16.html)

And I'm like the only person who enjoys Ult. X-men since Kirkman took over.  Like Invincible, he's planting the seeds for big things to happen while maturing the plots he started at the begining of his run.  And well, I'm here for the art too.  Gotta love Paquette!

World War hulk Sucks.  Only the Tie-ins are any good.

Oh and the new Spirit series is a nice little toilet read.  Which is a good thing!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qabil on Jul 25, 2007, 12:48 AM
Murder. Conspiracy. Sub-zero temperatures. These are just a few of the twists and turns Faith Erin Hicks totally grabs you with, with her ICE comic. I don't know if she has plans to publish this, but God damn I hope so. Her sense of storytelling is superb. Not to mention her comics are the reference material I use to inspire myself. :) If you like great comics you don't want to miss this. http://www.realityfelon.com/Faith/ice/

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/kozispoon/icebanner.jpg)

Faith Erin Hicks!!!!  Demonology 101 (http://faith.rydia.net/) was the first online comic I had ever read.  She's fantastic!  It really doesn't hurt that she's got a bachelors in English and then went on to Sheridan college for Animation.  I can never say enough good things about her.

She also having her other comic, Zombies Calling (http://faith.do-ob.com/zombies/), published by Slave Labor Graphics.  She's also working on the new George of the Jungle cartoon that's airing on Teletoon up here in Canada.

Demonology 101:

(http://faith.rydia.net/indexlast.jpg)

Zombies Calling:

(http://faith.do-ob.com/zombies/zombiescalling.JPG)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Monday on Jul 28, 2007, 02:38 AM
   

    Ode to Kirihito.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jul 28, 2007, 06:06 AM
The Invisibles, by Grant Morrison and a wide range of artistic talent.
(http://static.flickr.com/37/85383598_069139a1f4_o.jpg)
I've been on a bit of a Morrison tear lately, and the Invisibles was the latest. I'd always heard that it was one of the weirdest and most difficult comics to printed in somewhat mainstream American comics (well, Vertigo, take it as you will). It was pretty interesting.
(http://pah2.golding.id.au/images/InvisiblesArcadaDualism3.jpg)
The Invisibles is a bizarre romp through time, space, spirit and mind, telling the war between the Invisible College and their enemies for the minds of humanity and the reality that is constructed from them. It focuses on the Invisibles cell of King Mob, psychic assassin and his cellmates- Jack Frost, who may be the next Buddha, Ragged Robin, who describes herself as a witch, Boy, a martial artist from New York and Lord Fanny, a Brazillian transexual shaman. Through the series ideas of control, magic, reality and most importantly, conspiracies unfold (and somestimes fold). Apparently a good chunk of it came to Morrison while he was deathly ill and hallucinated what he described as an alien encounter, some lines from these aliens finding their way into the book.
Quite an odd read.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jerrycurl on Jul 28, 2007, 12:49 PM
what I've read in the last three months is

supermarket
civil war
x-men 195-200

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Aug 11, 2007, 10:37 PM
Groo the Wanderer, by Sergio Argones and Mark Evanier
(http://www.pvv.org/~ulflunde/pic/groo.gif)
I dimly recall an early issue of Groo being one of the first comics I ever owned,and it's stuck since then. Groo is about, well, Groo, a functionally retarded yet improbably indestructible swordsman who generally screws things up for everyone while being barely aware of it. Evanier and Aragones joken that they really only have one joke in 150+ (I think) issues, but that's okay, it ages well.
Part of the charm of the book, however, is not just the violence and silly shit that happens, but the gradual world building that comes with it. For the most part, each issue is one story, but as the series goes on, more and more characters return, often with signiture "call-back" lines (Drumm asking "What pirates?" never fails to kill me, but then, I'm not that bright).
My only complaints would be that the later Groos, mostly from their Dark Horse period, if memory serves, tend to get a little preachy.
(http://grooorg.ronnyhansen.net/graph/char.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Aug 12, 2007, 05:22 AM
you forgot to mention Argones ability to whip off pages fast enough to make james look like a snail on downers....even after his death
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Hitsuzen on Aug 15, 2007, 02:39 PM
I tried reading some of Image's Occult Crimes Task force because I had no idea Rosario Dawson was attempting to co-write a comic. It's really...bad...like I see the potential in the story...but it's just horrible. Plus the main character looks like her, and the art style is sooooo weird!!! It looks like they photo-shopped pictures of people...or rendered them with like some 3D software. And there are no backgrounds, pretty much no talent involved XD.

And Death Jr. is soooo cute! I love it! I def recommend it, and it's also by Image.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: j.allen on Aug 15, 2007, 07:29 PM
Just finished BATMAN: war drums. So good! I read indie comics for so long I forgot about some of the GOOD super hero stuff.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Aug 16, 2007, 03:24 PM
I dunno if anyone's posted about it yet, but this one I picked up from WW, and it's AMAZING. Pacing, dialogue, story, suspense, social commentary; it's all super solid.

It's called "Nothing Left to Lose," by Josh Farkas.
(http://www.comicreaders.com/images/pictures/smallpress/nltl_feature_3.jpg)

The art is simplistic, so the story really shines through, and it doesn't cheapen the message by being a little cartoony. It's certainly some incredibly refreshing content, and it tackles an issue not really touched upon the rest of society; that is, living with mental illness. You'll pick it up, and after the first couple of pages I'm sure you won't be able to put it down.

Comic-readers Review:
http://www.comicreaders.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1429
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Aug 16, 2007, 03:41 PM
GROOVE JUNCTION, SNACK COMICS, ARMED PHILOSOPHERS, then a "Dark Horse" selection, a "Top Shelf" selection and the one mentioned above by Pi.

All of them were picked up at WW07
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Aug 16, 2007, 05:29 PM
any chance of getting my hands on a copy of armed philosophers post WW07? figured i'd ask. it was shelde & jed's work that brought me to this site in the first place.

(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/d/domu1.jpg)
I was skimming through Domu last night. Otomo Katushiro (the guy behind Akira)'s story of a senile, old man who telepathically manipulates people in an early 80's tokyo apartment complex, until a telekinetic little girl stands up to him. awesome art, cool story, quite a lot of gore, & one of my favorites of all time.

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Aug 16, 2007, 09:37 PM
In one form or another, yeah. Just be patient.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Sep 05, 2007, 09:16 PM
Casanova, by Matt Fraction and Gabrial Ba, from Image.
(http://www2.uol.com.br/10paezinhos/images/casanovaluxuria-550.jpg)
Casanova Quinn is a secret agent, but so is damn near everyone in this book, so don't let that bother you. He's caught between the good guys of E.M.P.I.R.E. and the baddies at W.A.S.T.E., across various timelines and exotic locales. I think he's psychic, but who knows, really.
The book is a celebration of weirdness, hearkening back somewhat to those crazy-ass Steranko Nick Fury books of yesteryear. The writing's interesting (if at times a little, I guess, smug) and the art is great, stark blacks and whites with green shades. As well, I found I really enjoyed Fraction's ramblings at the end of each issue about where various parts of the book came from and how he put it together. The first book, "Luxuria", is available as a trade I believe, so by all means give it a look.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: wade on Sep 07, 2007, 08:22 AM
Fraction's a champ, I haven't picked up Casanova yet though, I've been meaning to ever since I first met the man, but fundage hasn't been kind enough to allow me that privilege.  I've finally settled into my comics routine.  The titles I've been picking up are:  American Virgin, Army at Love, Batman (just plain Batman), Black Summer, and The Boys.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Sep 07, 2007, 09:05 AM
Fraction's a champ, I haven't picked up Casanova yet though, I've been meaning to ever since I first met the man, but fundage hasn't been kind enough to allow me that privilege.

Get it.  Fraction's a maniac writing genius on this book and Ba's art crams more into less pages than you'd think possible.  Both men are legends and this is THE ONLY book I'll buy in single issues because of Fraction's great written pieces at the end of each issue.  I also bought the hardcover trade.  I haven't bought singles and then re-bought the same story in trade form since... the first 30 Days of Night.

I love Casanova

Can anyone recommend a/some good Grendel series to me?  I picked up the recently re-packaged first series 25th anniversay thing and quite liked it, but heard that some of the other series are hit-or-miss.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrimsonViper38 on Sep 07, 2007, 11:28 AM
Taking a Film adaptations class this semester, and guess what was on the booklist:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0958578346.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

hell yes.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on Sep 07, 2007, 11:35 AM
I really gotta try Cassanova. I dont know why I havent given it a chance. I mean I love the art from what ive seen so why not.

Other things im into right now: Madman has been terrific. Blade of the Immortal is always my favorite. Ive really been enjoying certain books from DC's Minx line. The three ive enjoyed so far are - Plain Janes, Re-gifters and Good as Lily.

Thanks for mentioning Groove Junction Nathan! :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Powerz on Sep 07, 2007, 02:12 PM
you can try cassanova out here http://www.imagecomics.com/onlinecomics.php?start=8
second one.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: stilled_life on Sep 09, 2007, 04:22 PM
"Déogratias" has been my favorite comic in the past while.

It is based in 1994 Rawanda this comic is heartbreakingly good.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jesse on Sep 10, 2007, 02:06 PM
Anyone here into Love and Rockets? I just picked up the first volume recently (Maggie the Mechanic), and I totally love it. It uses old-fashioned Flash Gordon-style comic aesthetics, but then throws in a bunch of swearing and nudity and dykes.

(http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/Love%20and%20Rockets%20UK_small.jpg)

<3

-Jesse
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Sep 10, 2007, 02:12 PM
-koff- -koff- (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/getthefreebies/)



(from 1996. i'm pretty sure you'll know who did it. it's awesome! Not in order though. apparently there's some rumor that a tv show is in the works?)

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Sep 10, 2007, 03:01 PM
FLCL 2, crazy as fuck, i can barely understand what is going on but i know i love it, such an intense ride from start to finish.

Naruto 16, 17 and 18. Filling my Naruto collection up nicely.

On the note of my collection, it's really starting to beef up and take shape, when i get paid this month i'm going to get a little extra than usual so i will be spending it on comics, just wondering if anyone has any suggestions, though to be fair that would require them to do a lot of searching through this thread to see what i already own, haha.

I'm definetely buying some more DMZ and Y The Last man though.

Oh yeah, i also got DMZ volume 2, i fucking love that book.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: fowlie on Sep 10, 2007, 03:03 PM
I picked up Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki today.  Not a big fan of Manga, but this one caught my eye.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/parasytecover.jpg)

Alien parasites arrive on earth, in the form of small worms that burrow into host a body's head, eating the brain and assuming control of the body and digestive system.  While the head [now an alien parasite] is able to shape shift and turn into a multitude of nightmarish forms, while the body remains human.  The parasite's only goal is eat and stay alive.

Horrible space monsters, grisly cannibalistic murders, blood, gore and awkward humor revolving around human social habits. What more could you ask for? Well... besides vivid expressions on characters besides the lead.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/ParasyteAttack.jpg)

SCREAM BITCH! THAT SHIT AIN'T NORMAL! D:< 

EDIT:  DAMN!! Thanks for that link, Kuro. <3 *kiss kiss!*
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Sep 11, 2007, 08:56 AM
On the note of my collection, it's really starting to beef up and take shape, when i get paid this month i'm going to get a little extra than usual so i will be spending it on comics, just wondering if anyone has any suggestions, though to be fair that would require them to do a lot of searching through this thread to see what i already own, haha.

You've got 17 pages worth of recommendations.  Pick something.  If you can find it, the old Quality Media thread should still be up here too, which generally went into more detail on comics than this thread does.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Sep 11, 2007, 04:08 PM
hah. i had a copy of parasite in a mixxzine (back before tokyopop was tokyopop & they only put out one anthology. least i think that was the progression.) back in the day with harlem beat! old school. i like dmz too but the art's a little hit or miss for me. brian wood's pretty cool though.



as for recommendations, sorry if these were already somewhere mentioned, but two of my favorites from europe:

Valérian: Agent Spatio-Temporel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val%C3%A9rian:_Spatio-Temporal_Agent)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/20070414173221_t19.jpg)
french space opera. mezieres's art is loose, a bit cartoony, & fantastic. the story follows a space-time cop & his spunky chick sidekick from the middle ages. after working on this series for so many years, they put mezieres to work on the fifth element, & if you ask me, a large portion of what you see in that movie can all be traced back to valerian. especially the flying taxis. apparently there's going to be a french/japanese anime coming out based on it... i dunno. stick to the source material if you ask me.


Les Aventures de Tintin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/tintin1-lg.jpg)
duh. globetrotting belgian reporter by herge. sure, it's kid's stuff, but the art & storytelling is very well done, especially in later ones (there were a couple that herge's studio later redid, i really dig the art in those). two personal favorites are 'the black isle' & 'tintin in tibet'. plus, there's a documentary out that chronicles herge's life vs. the progression of the tintin series that's pretty damn interesting. think it's called 'tintin et moi'




also at the baltimore con over the weekend, i picked up GL: willworld & the essential luke cage volume one. luke cage is... well... it's 70's marvel. it's campy, it's ridiculous, it's outlandish, it's so wrong, it's awesome. and willworld is seth fisher. i only didn't have it up until now because i live out in the boondocks. also, i've been pouring over old concert & exploitation movie poster artbooks for the past few months, working some projects involving those kinds of art elements. but i guess that's offtopic as they're not comics.


-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Sep 11, 2007, 11:22 PM
No way dude, Cigars of the Pharoah and Secret of the Unicorn are unbeatable!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Sep 12, 2007, 06:02 AM
No way dude, Cigars of the Pharoah and Secret of the Unicorn are unbeatable!

the majority are good, the other two are just my personal favorites, is all.

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Sep 14, 2007, 11:14 PM
But do they have Tintin get drugged, hallucinate hieroglyphics coming to life as the Thompson Twins smoking cigars and then wake up in a coffin floating in the ocean?
Tintin knows how to fucking party.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Sep 14, 2007, 11:27 PM
actually i'd much rather get drunk with haddock than high with tintin
every tintin trip seems like a bad time. that's not fun. at least haddock seems like he'd have some killer stories.

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: MTB-X on Sep 19, 2007, 05:42 AM
i read comics by Lewis Trondheim right now.

donjon -84
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wTNGwRsGL._SS500_.jpg)

and donjon 103
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GkQYxEJ5L._SS500_.jpg)

i'm not sure what this comic is called in english, but it is very philosophic
(http://www.independentshop.de/images/samples/11128-1.gif)

A.L.I.E.E.N. a wordless comic about weird stuff that happen to some alien kids
(http://www.modern-graphics.de/shop/images/big/alieen.jpg)
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/613Q2R55VNL._SS400_.jpg)

very nice to read those.
the style is simple for the most parts (what makes them lovely) and the stories are very good and kinda funny.
if you people get the chance, you should check out one of Trondheim's works.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Sep 19, 2007, 07:36 AM
I'm rereading blacksad, it's most excellent

THAT ALIEEN ONE IS ADORABLE DAMNIT
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Marley on Sep 19, 2007, 09:48 AM
Weasel by Dave Cooper

(http://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/cooper_dave/cooper_dave.jpg)

(http://www.entrecomics.com/wp-content/photos/ripple_page.jpg)

The comic is based on John a discontented illustrator who becomes obsessive over an unusual model.

Theres more to it than that, but my brain isn't functioning correctly. READ IT!!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kyosho on Sep 20, 2007, 11:25 AM
I haven't been much for the new brand of comics the industry has been pumping out. I pick up mostly anything Chris Bachalo, and I'm waiting for Joe Mad's Ultimate. My manga fetish is dying so I'll probably get back into purchasing paperbacks (like everybody else). I'm really just re-reading a lot of my old books (X-men, Spiderman, etc). They get even better the next time you read them.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Sep 20, 2007, 02:20 PM
(http://www.readexpress.com/read_freeride/photos/2007-06-19_King-1.jpg)
theres like 10 jokes on ever page... in the diolouge, backgrounds, etc...
it tops escalator.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Elio on Sep 21, 2007, 08:52 AM
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/47/47393.jpg)

fuck yeah.
http://www.darkhorse.com/profile/profile.php?sku=47-393
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Sep 21, 2007, 11:10 PM
WE3, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, published by Vertigo
(http://www.strangehorizons.com/reviews/images/quitely_we3_run.jpg)
Three animals, a dog, a cat and a rabbit, are transformed into the fighting force of the future, heavily armed and armored death machines. "Har har," I hear you say. "That describes damn near every science fiction b-movie that came out in the '90s". And I suppose it does, but We3, telling the story of the dath machines in question, is a lot more than that. Similar in spirit to "The Plague Dogs" (the saddest damn book ever) or "Homeward Bound" on acid, it's a wonderfully written and drawn book.
The art is something else, (I really like Frank Quitely) with really interesting paneling and layouts as well, so it's worth a look just for that.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jesse on Sep 22, 2007, 08:38 PM
I read WE3! The only thing I didn't like about it was that it was a standalone! I wanted to see moremoremore.

<3

-Jesse
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Sep 22, 2007, 09:23 PM
We3 was amazing and a half.

I've been all over work by these guys lately

NAOKI URASAWA

Monster, up to volume 11 is available in America
(http://www.chuckaustenonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/monster_01.jpg)

20th Century Boys, not available in America yet but it has been liscensed for release by Viz. Scanlations can be found online, it's well worth hunting down.
(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/659/g25974vqda6.jpg)

OSAMU TEZUKA
-don't let Osamu Tezuka's cartoony artwork fool you, his work is very solid and he was a master storyteller. If you're an anime/manga fan and don't appreciate this man you fail at life. His stuff is a lot more complex than Astro Boy, which is what he's known for.

Apollo's Song, available in America
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1932234667.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Phoenix, Tezuka's life's work, available in America
(http://www.narbonic.com/phoenix_yamato.jpg)

Buddha, available in America
(http://i17.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/a4/e6/da90_1.JPG)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Aluísio C. Santos on Sep 25, 2007, 08:33 AM
Don't forget Dororo, don't forget Dororo!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Sep 26, 2007, 08:14 AM
So I checked out the first 9 issues of Cassanova...cuz Kevin and Jed told me too and so far he is batting an 89% average on comic suggestions and Jed is awfully pretty for a man.

(http://www.brokenfrontier.com/img/2006/may/cass_01_final01.jpg)

(http://www2.uol.com.br/10paezinhos/images/cass03p3-ago2006.jpg)

(http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/cass_01_loressample_Page_6.jpg)

I gotta say that I really liked this comic......all of the first seven issues were fantastic fun.....great writing.....great plot and subject....and great art...... and then they went and changed the artist on me....I hate that...Gabriel Ba's style was an excellent compliment to Matt Fraciton's writing and to the subject matter and of course I had gotten just enough to grow accoustomed,comfortable and hungry for more and then out comes the rug from under me.

(http://www.mattfraction.com/pretty/kaito.jpg)

now this isn't to say that Fabio Moon's art isn't any good, quite the contrary...he is quite good. But even after the hump of new visuals there is a problem with how it fails to compliment the subject matter as well as Ba's work did......the writing already has a wacky and less than real quality about it(which is part of the fun and a major strength) and Ba's work was able to straddle the line between serious and surreal whereas Moon's work is a little too etheral and doesn't give the writing the same punch. But again Moon's work is quality, just not a style that I find compliments what Fraction appears to be doing and where he looks to be going....and just not not as good as where he started.

I couldn't find anything on the weeb with full examples of the work Moon has done on Casanova(just the single panel above), so go and look for yourselves.

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Aluísio C. Santos on Sep 26, 2007, 08:32 AM
Btw, did you know they are brothers? (even twins, if I recall correctly. but I might be confusing them with Shintsu and Kumaru :P)

I like them both, but Ba is awesomeR
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Craqued on Sep 26, 2007, 07:58 PM
http://www.nofna.com/

Totally one of my favorite web comics, the story and idea behind it is great and the guy doing it is. Pretty. Interesting.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Sci on Sep 27, 2007, 09:34 AM
I've just finished Transmetropolitan. Enjoyed it greatly, and expanded my swearing vocabulary whilst turning me into an investigative reporter for a few weeks.

Someone told me there's an Issue Zero too though, which I can't find.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrunchMcbuttsteak on Sep 27, 2007, 02:31 PM
Nodame Cantabile
(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1247/nodame01coveroo1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Now I'm not much of a shoujo manga type fan, but holy fuck is this one of my fave mangas right now. The story is adorable,funny, and wonderfully done. And the main female character isn't annoying (well to me anyways)
Good manga please check it out. ;3

So yeah the only thing I'm reading so far. :<

Also might check out blacksand. Looks pretty interesting.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jackster on Sep 28, 2007, 08:56 PM
Thorn

http://www.mimisgrotto.com/thorn/

Real nice web comic.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Oct 06, 2007, 11:58 PM
i was drawing a huge perspective shot of a city & you know what helped out a lot? this:
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xY9W8nTxL._AA240_.jpg)
big guy & rusty the boy robot by frank miller & geoff darrow

(and also domu, but i suggested that already)

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Oct 07, 2007, 11:49 AM
(http://batman.ugo.com/images/galleries/batman_thedarkknightreturns_comics/batman_thedarkknightreturns_2.jpg)
and
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1569718628.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Such good and entertaining reads.

I loved DK so much, i'm not a huge Bats fan but this helped make me more of one.

Also, Abe Sapien is the bizzomb.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Oct 07, 2007, 01:24 PM
(http://www.garypanter.com/work_comics_images/13_jimbo2_comic_.jpg)
jimbo issue 1 by gary panter. unfortunately, this issue has pretty crude artwork which
looks nothing much like the cover... ive seen scans on gary panters site and its in issue
2 where he let out the magic. still cool, though.

and i bought this other 4 page comic for 75 cents called DRONE NOME. (mostly because of the title)
its so mysterious and the artists calls himself DR DRE DRUG FREE. the comic makes no
sense but it makes me smile.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Oct 07, 2007, 02:14 PM
So after listening to Kevin (everyone should listen to Kevin....let him into your heart) about Casanova ....I checked out another book of Gabriel Ba's book and was very happy I did

Umbrella Academy
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g41/jew_soap/14482.jpg)

(http://buzznet-89.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users15/greekemo1/default/gallery-prf-1175486015.jpg)

from Darkhorse's website
Once, the Umbrella Academy was unstoppable. Under the tutelage of their guardian and mentor, Dr. Reginald Hargreeves, its members spent their childhoods fighting evil and honing their extraordinary gifts.

Until something went terribly wrong.

Now, nine years later, the estranged members of the Umbrella Academy are reunited by the death of the only parent they've ever known and the rise of a new and terrible threat. Will they be able to overcome their history for long enough to save the world-one more time?

Conceived and written by Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance), Umbrella Academy features interior art by Eisner Award-nominated artist Gabriel Ba (De:Tales), colors by Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart, and covers by multiple-Eisner Award-winning painter James Jean (Fables).



it's full of comic goodness which will help you grow big and strong...like Grant Morrison
    "An ultraviolet psychedelic sherbet bomb of wit and ideas. The superheroes of the 21st century are here at last . . . ---Grant Morrisson"

check out the my space page for some mini comics...... http://www.myspace.com/umbrellaacademycomic
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Oct 07, 2007, 03:25 PM
So I picked up the first two books of Blacksad, and they're really good. The art is amazing, but for those of you who read french or can find translations on the internet (they're probably out there somewhere) the story is good as well -- the first book especially is a great read.  The second is good as well, but it tries to do racism with black and white animals, which doesn't work in a couple scenes.

I don't get why the world of Blacksad had to be populated by animals, though.  Sure, its an interesting gimmick, but the comic is better than that -- the story would work just as well with humans.  There's a couple interesting animal related lines and such, but there's no real reason why Blacksad is a cat and not a human.

Plus, the furry sex creeps me out.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Oct 07, 2007, 06:10 PM
I just came back from Holland where I saw Blacksad #3(!!!) but it was in Dutch... or French, like pretty much EVERY comic I found there go figure huh, duh Chair, duh. SO now I have to be inpatient for it to come out in English?? Needless to say the language barrier stopped me from buying a LOT of interesting looking comics ARGGGHHH!!!!

Who cares if its done with animals or not. Anthro art can add a removed commentary like it does in Blacksad (hard to do though in a respectable manner). At least Canales & Guarnido didn't use animals "just cuz dey like em", and put some rhyme and reason behind it.




The Incredible Change-Bots by Jeffrey Brown
(http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/covers/incredible_change_bots_cover_gif_lg.gif)
"Far away in space, there is a planet full of robots able to change from robot form to vehicle form --- the Incredible Change-Bots! Leaving their war torn planet, the Change-Bots arrive on Earth, where their battle continues -- BUT AT WHAT COST?!

Part parody, part nostalgic tribute, part moral fable - with The Incredible Change-Bots Jeffrey Brown re-invents the shape changing robot genre into a heart stopping action comedy that’s full of romance, half drama, and epic battles! The first FULL-COLOR graphic novel from Jeffrey Brown is an all-ages friendly (one guy and some robots die) immersion into sci-fi fun."

HAHAHA i laughed, mind i REALLY wish he hadn't used MARKERS, CRAPPY MARKERS, to color it. but it oddly becomes part of the terrible charm ahaha.

The Best American Comics 2007
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61A64hr6VEL._SS500_.jpg)
Still burning through this one but always a treat to see the different selections and their approaches to comics mmmhmmmm, works from 39 different artists from Crumb to Adrian Tomine.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: MTB-X on Oct 08, 2007, 05:19 AM
(http://www.independentshop.de/images/covers/11748.jpg)

nice read... the font they used is a bit crazy i think but it was a fun thing to read. the pictures are mostly very good.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Zkjg7IsFL._SS500_.jpg)

loved that one. art is great. story is hell funny.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Oct 11, 2007, 09:40 PM
technically? not a comic. but it just came out recently in paperback & it's worth picking up or at least taking a look at.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/619GhfT3gbL_SS500_.jpg)
basically the art, prep, & sketch work that went into akira. there's a lot of extra shit, like the promo work for the movie & stuff. but ii think it's worth it just for the sketches frankly. but then again, i just like sketches. i got the original japanese book 5 years ago at an import store at a not so cheap price. amazon's selling it in english now for $20. so if you dig otomo, get on it.

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Oct 12, 2007, 03:29 PM
Atomic Robo
    
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/03/Atomicrobo1.jpg/393px-Atomicrobo1.jpg)
(http://userpic.livejournal.com/63267398/9236220) "Two-Fisted Science!"

This is the bouncing baby release of a virgin company called Big 5 comics(which I can only hope is a GiantRobo reference), the lovechild of Brian Clevinger(8-bit Theater) and Scott Wegener. It's a six part mini-series with Issue One fresh on the stands as I write this.The title follows the exploits of ATOMIC ROBO, a robot created by Nikola Tesla in 1923. Now if this wasn't enough ( Tesla was the absolute shit! ) there is an awful lot of Sci-fi elements and Nazi Punching and according to Series co-creator, Scott Wegener  "Punching Nazis is very popular in comic books.”

“Robots! Monsters! Explosions! Evil geniuses and the lightning guns that kill them! That’s ATOMIC ROBO.

The concept is not terribly original, as far as first issues go Mignola's Amazing Screw-On-Head and even our very own Gabe's  DamfRobo ( you gotta move fast Chooch! ) give us much the same concepts and Mignola's had a lot more style doing it.
The art is simple and is trying perhaps a little too hard to be like Mike (Mignola) but still well executed although a little stark in details.
The writing in the first issue was just as straightforward and simple with just the right amount of smirking humor but again brief and lacking in any real meat.

.......and you know what I find that I don't care.

Nothing ground breaking or earth shattering. It's just a bit of fun......and sometimes comics should be about a bit of fun.





http://www.red5comics.com/
http://scottwegener.com/
http://www.nuklearpower.com/


and you know what you should learn the awesome power and general psychosis laden wackiness that was Nikola Tesla too.
cuz he really was just that awesome
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Oct 12, 2007, 04:00 PM
(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/f/fc/225px-TransmetL4L.jpg)

Anyone who hasn't read every single issue, should do so right.fucking.now

Warren Ellis' writing shines through in this series, Spider Jerusalem is my personal hero.

Set in a "Post-cyberpunk" world Spider Jerusalem is called down out of his Mountain Home, where he can be found dishevelled and bearded, to finish out his contract for the two more books he has left to write. He cannot write in the mountains, he has to be in The City to be able to write, thus his journey begins into the world of Journalism once more, after all, a writer needs somewhere to live and he needs insurance.

"It chronicles the battles of Spider Jerusalem, infamous renegade gonzo journalist of the future who is a homage to gonzo journalism founder Hunter S. Thompson.

Spider Jerusalem begins the story as a long-haired hermit living in a fortified hideaway on the side of a mountain, who has been retired from the City life, and from writing for a living, for five years. When he runs out of money and is threatened by his publisher (only ever referred to by Jerusalem as "whorehopper") to whom he owes two books, he is forced to pack his car and drive south back into The City, a twisted amalgam of pervasive consumerism, sex, violence, and drugs. The City (never named, but a monument resembling the Statue of Liberty appears to give it away as New York) is the largest in the world, and the center of the political and social culture. However, this futuristic culture is highly liberal, self-centered, and focused almost exclusively on present-day matters."



This book is PERFECT, seriously awesome and full of hardcore shit.


Also been reading up on Brandon Grahams previous publications, Pillow Fight, Perverts of the Unknown and Escalator, Brandon still remains up there at the top on my list of favourite comic artists.

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Oct 12, 2007, 04:14 PM
(http://www.pronea.com/images/poster_myspace.jpg)
I'm not quite halfway through this book, but it grabbed me by the balls on page 1 and hasn't let go yet.  Part Channel Zero, part V for Vendetta, this is what happens when citizens screwed over by the media go militant and get some revenge.  Packed full of informational tidbits crammed onto every page - quotes from Congress, facts, history - as fascinating as it is infuriating.

Johnathan Hickman is the new Brian Wood



NOT a Comic, but ACTUAL BOOK, recommended to me by Elio
(http://a0.vox.com/6a00c11413febc819d00d4142c49e0685e-500pi)
The first half is a great history of comics, discussing everything from terminology to social divide to how we arrived at comics' current status.  I knew a lot of this stuff already, but it's still a great read for anyone... I'll likely give it to both Dan, so he can better understand some general stuff, and my girlfriend, since she's completely clueless about comics and this would be a great introduction to a lot of terms, concepts, and oddities of the comics world


Wei, you just sold me on that cover alone.

Transmet is grand, I had Spider as my avatar many moons ago.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Elio on Oct 12, 2007, 05:18 PM
The Best American Comics 2007
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61A64hr6VEL._SS500_.jpg)
Still burning through this one but always a treat to see the different selections and their approaches to comics mmmhmmmm, works from 39 different artists from Crumb to Adrian Tomine.

I just bought this two days ago. Masterpiecess in this book! A+ art and stories. 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Oct 12, 2007, 09:54 PM
Supermarket, by Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1933239956.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
It's been a long old time since the days Kristian posted here ("educated pencils", har har har), so it was neat to see his stuff pop up again in this book. It's changed a lot, from the really hard, angular stuff to looser brushwork and a really sharp style of coloring.
Anyways, Supermarket follows the adventures of a spoiled teenager named Pella in some indeterminate future of uber-capitalism and congress (a familiar Brian Wood theme I guess). It has Yakuza, the Porno Swede Mafia, street racing and just all around great design.

Bullet Points, by Michael J. Stracynski and Tommy Lee Edwards
(http://www.chapelhillcomics.com/newimages/events/BULLET_POINTS.jpg)
I love Tommy Lee Edwards, ever since I read the Question miniseries he did with Rick Vietch a few years ago. Anyways, Bullet Points tells the "What if" story of the bullet that killed Dr. Erskine, shortly after he injected Steve Rogers with the super-soldier serum that turned him into Captain America, way back in the day. However, this time the bullet was fired before Erskine ever met Rogers, killing both him and an MP named Ben Parker. Bullet Points is the alternate history of the Marvel Universe from that point, and it was really quite good, shifting familiar faces under unfamiliar masks. The art was, as always with Edwards, gorgeous.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Oct 12, 2007, 10:37 PM
Hell yes, Bullet Points was the SHIZ-KNIGHT.  The art would have made that book alone but luckily it had a great story also.  And thanks for mentioning that Question mini because I will now buy that.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Oct 13, 2007, 09:30 PM
Yeah man, Devil in the Details was the tits. If they had given the Question to those two instead of doing all that faggy 52 shit, I'd have been a happy boy.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Oct 19, 2007, 02:22 PM
I Killed Adolf Hitler by Jason
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/6135/7162ef33662dff780fa6d70rk7.jpg)
For his latest graphic novel (the third in colour, the ninth to be published by Fantagraphics, following earlier works like Left Bank Gang and Why Are You Doing This?) Jason posits a strange, violent world in which contract killers can be hired to rub out pests, be they dysfunctional relatives, abusive co-workers, loud neighbours, or just annoyances in general — and as you might imagine, their services are in heavy demand.
 
One such killer is given the unique job of travelling back in time to kill Adolf Hitler in 1939... but things go wrong; Hitler overpowers the would-be assassin and sends himself to the present, leaving the killer stranded in the past. As always, I Killed Adolf Hitler is rendered in Jason's crisp deadpan neo-clear-line style, once again augmented by lovely, understated colouring.


Jason is still one of my favourite comic authors mmm.

& fuck yes I finally got a job at a comic shop. I'M GONNA BE POOR, but a bittersweet poor. I've read a lot of comics as of late of course, but right now this was one that stood out to me.


...

and then there's

NICK FURY AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. : SCORPIO
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9153/51466m9k8qlss500ge5.jpg)

... my god... the action... the pain... the pyschedelic 60's mega-saturated, unrestricted colors that know now hint of subtleness... AND THE CRASHING MOTORCYCLES WHILE SMOKING A CIGAR WITH GUNS IN BOTH HANDS.
HAHAHA, I did not pay for this.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sixtem on Oct 19, 2007, 04:21 PM
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/638/newgraphicnovel8330sx3.jpg)

Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse

Follows a corpse controlled by a sentient maggot from the Hell Dimension. He solves paranormal mysteries and closes interdimensional gateways, with his mechanical sidekick and drinking buddy Mr. Pendulum and his femme fatale bodyguard. He has sex with immortal strippers, and drinks heavily.

Ben Templesmith's art is really interesting. It's kinda surreal, focusing on texture and mood rather than background details and whatnot. But you still know what's going on. He's the same artist behind 30 Days of Night, the comic.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Oct 25, 2007, 08:05 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/pu_Empire_000fc.jpg)
empire, awesome crazy 70's space opera by howard chaykin & scifi novelist samuel delany. real hard to find, so good luck. the format is pretty cool. a lot of widescreen panels, both horizontal & vertically, & neat design montages that still progress the story.
this kind of straddles the line of graphic novel & novel with lots of illustrations, as there's huge panel then a small block of text to the side. more pic to word ratio though, which is why i posted it here & not in the literature thread.

-J

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Oct 28, 2007, 12:32 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/The5fists.gif)
The Five Fists of Science (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Fists_of_Science) by Matt Fraction & Steve Sanders

Twain & Tesla; kickin' ass & takin' names, in hopes of bringing about world peace.
"Quickly-- to New Jersey!"


-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Oct 28, 2007, 08:46 AM
ALRIGHTY, I've been eyeing the Will Eisner section at my comic store, and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend which one to break into first, since haha yea I've never read any of his stuff? And I know I am missing out.

OTHERWISE:
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/12/12739.jpg)
I am, with this book, forever a Tony Millionaire/Uncle Gabby and Mr.Crow fan. I actually shrieked laughing at the horrible twists that happen to this peculiar duo and their absurd adventures! The morbid fate that often ends the comics is just... I can't talk about this comic properly right now, go read Tony Millionaire, NOW.

HAHA LOOK WHAT CAME IN AND I GOT RIGHT AWAY:
Moomin Volume 2 by Tove Jansson
(http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/complete%20moomin%20tove%20jansson%202.jpg)
It's just so peculiar, being a strip from the sixties, and from Europe. Reading it is definitely a nice withdrawal and insight on how else it could be done, used to, from usual comics and strips. I just... I just love Moomin hahahaha.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: AppleJuiceCaboose on Oct 28, 2007, 11:29 AM
omg moomin... my heart just skipped a beat when i saw that... that's like, from finland isn't it? 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jesse on Oct 28, 2007, 12:23 PM
Man, I didn't know Moomin was a comic! I only ever read the books.

<3

-Jesse
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Nov 22, 2007, 03:16 PM
i got my hands on a copy of the original incal moebius/jodrowsky stuff

yeah. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/Moebius_Black_Incal_02.jpg)

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Nov 22, 2007, 06:45 PM
NO ONE CAN STOP THE METABARON
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Nov 22, 2007, 06:54 PM
OH SNAP, TALKING ABOUT THE METABARON.  gooood stuff

Five Fists of Science is a HILARIOUS book.  I love all the shit they crammed into the page backgrounds and shit.  Definitely a book more people should check out.

I've been reading a lot of stuff lately, but they're not comics.

Hellboy Odder Jobs - series of short stories featuring the Big Red Guy 'n' Crew.  There's a really tense one involving hell dogs that was awesome

Wikinomics came in the mail yesterday, I've got the Black Dossier coming, also Read Before Burning which is a history of the CIA written by one of the former heads, and Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Nov 22, 2007, 07:48 PM
Black Dossier: The Comic You Can Only Buy In The US
Rubbish!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Nov 22, 2007, 09:36 PM
UZUMAKI- probably one of the best comics i've ever read.
(http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/wp-content/2006/10/Uzumaki.jpg)

also, calvin and hobbes, for life.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sakket on Nov 22, 2007, 11:11 PM
UZUMAKI- probably one of the best comics i've ever read.

also, calvin and hobbes, for life.
omagod isn't that the same guy who did the comic about the people finding the holes which fit them perfectly? god i wish i could find more of his stuff..


oh and i'm currently addicted to 20th Century Boys.
Title: couldn't find better pics too lazy to scan
Post by: squid on Nov 27, 2007, 08:59 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514EAZ96WTL._SS500_.jpg)
(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa77/psykofishie/harkham1.gif?t=1196226138)
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa77/psykofishie/harkham1.gif?t=1196226138 (http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa77/psykofishie/harkham1.gif?t=1196226138)
http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/shopCatalogLong.php?item=a3e53d165a282e (http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/shopCatalogLong.php?item=a3e53d165a282e)

Pretties.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Elio on Nov 27, 2007, 09:21 PM
D&Q for the win!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Nov 29, 2007, 12:45 PM
I AM READING THIS WONDERFUL GRAPHIC NOVELLA ENTITLED WONTON SOUP, OUT IN STORES SINCE YESTERDAY.

(http://spikes.redcarp.com/art/wontoncover.jpg)

WOW, IT'S SO GREAT.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Nov 29, 2007, 01:09 PM
dry.







(finally you finished the fucking thing)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on Nov 29, 2007, 02:21 PM
Dude you need to go back and post this two days ago, telling me its coming out tomorrow. Actually I think new comics day is today, Thursday, with Thanksgiving backing it up and all. Or are you still on Canada holidays or something? You heathen bastard.

Im picking this up, thats a promise from me.

Today while I was at the comic shop, blissfully unaware that James' book was on the shelf, I picked up Popgun. Yet another comic our friend mr Stokoe had his dirty mits in.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Monday on Nov 29, 2007, 02:28 PM
Define "Stores"
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Haven12 on Nov 29, 2007, 02:38 PM

trash cans






XD just kidding. i'll have to see if my bookstore can order it. i wanna read wonton soup!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Dec 01, 2007, 08:14 PM
Fiiinaly got around to reading it.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1932664084.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Also an issue of Proof, which was great, and something called They Do Not Die, which was just okay, and also and Clockwork Creature, which I have no idea where it came from of if it's a one shot or something, it came with a big file of comic books I downloaded. It was pretty good though.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Dec 01, 2007, 09:58 PM
(http://www.comicbookshelf.com/isbn?isbn=1401203140&size=3)

Read it. It's fucking AMAZING.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrimsonViper38 on Dec 03, 2007, 05:06 PM
finished "From Hell" last week for class. Heavy stuff. Saw the movie version yesterday- made me lol
so on my own time i just finished (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0930289234.03._SCTHUMBZZZ_V1067922197_.jpg) and gahdayum I'm still waiting for my heart rate to go down.
(http://www.efavata.com/CBM/images/watchmen.gif)
Quis custodiet
ipsos custodes?

Who watches the Watchmen?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Dec 03, 2007, 05:09 PM
Watchmen is fantastic, though I tried to read From Hell and found it impenetrable.  I'll give it another pass when I've got more time... so maybe on a plane ride to Japan or something when I've got nothing to do and loads of time to do it
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrimsonViper38 on Dec 03, 2007, 05:13 PM
Watchmen is fantastic, though I tried to read From Hell and found it impenetrable.  I'll give it another pass when I've got more time... so maybe on a plane ride to Japan or something when I've got nothing to do and loads of time to do it

everyone i know had trouble with the chapter about masonic architecture--chapter 4. you could skim it lightly and not worry too much about it. give it a chance past that and it gets much much better, honest
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: D6016 on Dec 03, 2007, 05:33 PM
David Petersen's Mouse Guard hits the spot

(http://www.mouseguard.net/fall1152/fallhardcover.jpg)

(http://www.mouseguard.net/fall1152/2page18.jpg)

(http://www.mouseguard.net/fall1152/5page13.jpg)

hmm, theres are previews from the site: http://www.mouseguard.net (http://www.mouseguard.net)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Dec 03, 2007, 07:27 PM
Proof
(http://www.ultimatecomicsonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/proof01_cover.jpg)

Sasquatch solving supernatural mysteries? Ohyea. Also I work with the artist, support!! YEAAAHHH RILEY!! 2nd issue is out on stands now go go go!!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Dec 03, 2007, 07:36 PM
ER.

Also, They Found The Car and Garage Band by Gipi.
(http://lambiek.net/artists/g/gipi/gipi_onschuldigen.jpg)
(http://www.readaboutcomics.com/images/072806_theyfoundthecar02.jpg)
(http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/9918/garagebandcover420og4.jpg)
(http://www.readaboutcomics.com/images/2007/040907_garageband02.jpg)
(http://www.readaboutcomics.com/images/2007/040907_garageband03.jpg)
Italian born, Gipi is a fantastic illustrator, and his watercolor techniques work beautifully with his comics, adding wonderfully to the moods and serious manners of his comics and simpler liner art style. I bought Garage Band first, and as soon as I spotted They Found The Car, I had to get it too, it hooks you with the moods, and gorgeous use of watercolor. Mhmm. He has one more comic I'm aware of, and you can bet I'm going to go find it.
Notes From a War Story
(http://nymag.com/images/2/daily/entertainment/07/08/01_warstory_p1.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Robosockmonkey on Dec 03, 2007, 09:23 PM
He has one more comic I'm aware of, and you can bet I'm going to go find it.
Notes From a War Story
(http://nymag.com/images/2/daily/entertainment/07/08/01_warstory_p1.jpg)


Quote

I have Notes From a War Story and it is fantastic.  It is supposed to be his masterpiece but I haven't seen any of his other work.  You should definently go find it, Chair, and everyone else for that matter.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Dec 04, 2007, 07:59 PM
Dude you need to go back and post this two days ago, telling me its coming out tomorrow. Actually I think new comics day is today, Thursday, with Thanksgiving backing it up and all. Or are you still on Canada holidays or something? You heathen bastard.

Im picking this up, thats a promise from me.

Today while I was at the comic shop, blissfully unaware that James' book was on the shelf, I picked up Popgun. Yet another comic our friend mr Stokoe had his dirty mits in.


Nevermind, I'm a nit, it's coming out tomorrow.

There's a great review for it here that nails all the good and bad bits that I feel about it --->http://indiepulp.blogspot.com/2007/12/wonton-soup.html
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Dec 18, 2007, 09:46 PM
SCALPED
(http://www.silverbulletcomics.com/~editor/bryan/Scalped_2.jpg)
Dashiell Bad Horse is a Lakota Native who, after having stayed away for 15 years or so, has returned to his original home, the Prarie Rose Reservation. Why he's there isn't immediatly obvious- has he come back to try to help the Rez, which is plagued with crime, poverty and drug abuse or simply to thrive off of it?
SCALPED is, from the internet response, controversial mostly because of it's portrayal of Native Americans, but what impressed me is the writing and pacing of the book. Time is a really important part of the book- both in the fact that events from the last thirty years are coming to a head at the time of the story, but also in how the story is told. The six part arc "Casino Boogie" is a really well done piece of work, weaving the characters, their history, and the events of one night of madness on the Rez. I really recommend checking it out.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Dec 18, 2007, 11:29 PM
hah, I was gonna buy the notes from war story, but this is good.  i'll buy it
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Dec 20, 2007, 06:22 AM
http://www.transmission-x.com/_abominable/?p=4

(http://www.transmission-x.com/_abominable/comics/2007-07-18.jpg)

Just found this online, and it's kind of incredible.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on Dec 20, 2007, 07:03 AM
Wow James thanks for sharing that - i was blown away!!

Here is another in the spirit of webcomics. I found it through Zuda. Its one of the competitors comicspace strip gallery. Hes got this Toth-like style that is so amazing.

http://www.comicspace.com/heathencomics/

(http://www.comicspace.com/heathencomics/uploaded/5174/1173228064_aA4j3CE7HG.gif?1185111269)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Dec 20, 2007, 07:25 AM
http://www.transmission-x.com/
there's a few worth looking at that site you linked James,go check out the other one by the same aritst 'Ragni'

http://www.kukuburi.transmission-x.com/

 I was happy to see what Ramon Perez has been doing as I always liked his illustrations.....but I preferred the B+W style he was using a few years back as opposed to this.....still has great lines and forms..still dynamic..but it's lacking his blackwork and details....of course it's still stronger than Butternut Squash....I just wish it had the same level of color and tone as it did

the funny thing is I'm getting a real Jeff Smith- Bone vibe from both of them....
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Dec 20, 2007, 09:26 AM
god fucking
damnit
that one you linked james was fucking awesome, thre me back to nostalgia of reading fables (the animal stories) and shit OMG made me day


kinkski is amazing too damn
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Dec 20, 2007, 12:34 PM
(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2007/comics/column829079607/flightv4.JPG)

it's an anthology or something but all the contributions are gorgeous
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: rabbitrabbit on Dec 20, 2007, 06:59 PM
Angie:  yes.  Flight pwns my SOCKS off. 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Dec 20, 2007, 09:27 PM
http://www.transmission-x.com/
there's a few worth looking at that site you linked James,go check out the other one by the same aritst 'Ragni'

http://www.kukuburi.transmission-x.com/

 I was happy to see what Ramon Perez has been doing as I always liked his illustrations.....but I preferred the B+W style he was using a few years back as opposed to this.....still has great lines and forms..still dynamic..but it's lacking his blackwork and details....of course it's still stronger than Butternut Squash....I just wish it had the same level of color and tone as it did

the funny thing is I'm getting a real Jeff Smith- Bone vibe from both of them....

Hey, thanks Wei. I'm a huge Ramon Perez fan from back in my wasted RPG geek youth.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Silver S on Dec 21, 2007, 04:45 AM
http://www.transmission-x.com/_abominable/?p=4

(http://www.transmission-x.com/_abominable/comics/2007-07-18.jpg)

Just found this online, and it's kind of incredible.

Yes, I must agree. I just devoured the few pages on the site.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: brownkidd on Dec 21, 2007, 05:14 PM
(http://bp1.blogger.com/_wNbKUBaTTBI/Rk4G2LkJyEI/AAAAAAAAAwE/sE5-6fPwF9g/s1600/LuchaLibre%231US-Cover%2Bcopy.jpg)
(http://www.hillcity-comics.com/comics/10_03_07_04.jpg)
(http://www.legionofcomics.co.uk/acatalog/UM_3.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: galvo on Dec 21, 2007, 05:53 PM
so i paid money for your book james.
i hope many more do the same.



(http://www.onipress.com/images/books/onibk_253.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: HeyZoos on Dec 21, 2007, 08:45 PM
(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2874/16137265ec7dzm9.jpg)
(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/4571/186672676590wa5.jpg)

I LOVE HOW THIS MAN DRAWS FACIAL EXPRESSIONS, god he is a master of expressing what he needs to express in a piece. I also love MBQ because it totally takes a shit on all the cliched bullshit that's pumped by publishers (like tokyopop, ironically, the people that publish MBQ haha)

(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/6049/page0626d3c70gp7.jpg)
(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/3816/page0826de9c7zm6.jpg)
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3685/page0926e7425fb1.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Dec 21, 2007, 09:40 PM
while i can with this guy's sentiment on comics in general... what the hell's wrong with ninjas, supervillains, or robots?!

keep reading that first volume of popgun. and a couple of back issues of things like batman, ff, & doom patrol, because they were penciled by seth fisher


-J

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: gabrielwhist on Dec 22, 2007, 08:18 PM
Recently I've mostly been reading The Sandman Chronicles, and Ultimate Spiderman. I also reread Identity Crisis, and The Watchmen for like the 15th time last week.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Dec 23, 2007, 10:25 PM
Dunno if it's been hit yet, but FABLES is pretty darn amazing.


And so is 1001 Nights of Snowfall.

(http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/G9617.jpg)
Basically, a series of shorts from before the current storyline takes place. It's damn good reading.


Also, I paid for a copy of Wonton Soup. I was not disappointed.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kageboushi on Jan 09, 2008, 05:10 PM
King City.
(http://www.newsarama.com/general/BrandonGraham/KING-CITY.jpg)
Can't wait for Volume 2.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jesse on Jan 10, 2008, 05:23 PM
Just read the first two trades of Y: The Last Man in one sitting.

Good stuff. Highly recommended.

<3

-Jesse
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Feb 07, 2008, 02:10 AM
My copy of Wonton Soup finally arrived(God that thing is near impossible to get in England, even on Amazon.co.uk).

Anyway, either i got a faulty copy or i'm missing something somewhere, i read up to the part where Johnny and Citrus are going to Citrus' school when something appears behind johnny, then the next page jumps all the way back to where Johnny and Citrus first meet after Johnny lands on Plaxos. Then it goes through the love scene again after it goes back to the scene where they are going to school again it skips FORWARD to after Johnny has gone to his teachers place and Deacon walks up saying he's hungry, then they start talking about the Twins(Not sure the exact story there because it isn't actually in my book) and carries on like nothing happened.

Anybody have similair problems or just me? Is their any news of any faulty copies of the book or am i just entirely missing some weird storytelling point?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: JawsDrawings on Feb 10, 2008, 09:01 AM
SIN CITY #2 A dame to kill for
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Neile on Feb 10, 2008, 09:18 AM
My copy of Wonton Soup finally arrived(God that thing is near impossible to get in England, even on Amazon.co.uk).

Anyway, either i got a faulty copy or i'm missing something somewhere, i read up to the part where Johnny and Citrus are going to Citrus' school when something appears behind johnny, then the next page jumps all the way back to where Johnny and Citrus first meet after Johnny lands on Plaxos. Then it goes through the love scene again after it goes back to the scene where they are going to school again it skips FORWARD to after Johnny has gone to his teachers place and Deacon walks up saying he's hungry, then they start talking about the Twins(Not sure the exact story there because it isn't actually in my book) and carries on like nothing happened.

Anybody have similair problems or just me? Is their any news of any faulty copies of the book or am i just entirely missing some weird storytelling point?

Man you're book is all fucked up, you're missing a lot of pages you should complain and try to get a new one...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Spanex on Feb 10, 2008, 10:20 AM
That is why I never buy online. ^^
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Feb 10, 2008, 11:46 AM
My copy of Wonton Soup finally arrived(God that thing is near impossible to get in England, even on Amazon.co.uk).

Anyway, either i got a faulty copy or i'm missing something somewhere, i read up to the part where Johnny and Citrus are going to Citrus' school when something appears behind johnny, then the next page jumps all the way back to where Johnny and Citrus first meet after Johnny lands on Plaxos. Then it goes through the love scene again after it goes back to the scene where they are going to school again it skips FORWARD to after Johnny has gone to his teachers place and Deacon walks up saying he's hungry, then they start talking about the Twins(Not sure the exact story there because it isn't actually in my book) and carries on like nothing happened.

Anybody have similair problems or just me? Is their any news of any faulty copies of the book or am i just entirely missing some weird storytelling point?


Yeah man, sounds like you got a faulty copy. I've heard about this happening a couple times with other books, but this is the first with mine.

Just email or call the amazon customer service hoobajoob, and they're send you a fresh one lickity split. It won't take ages to get now, cus apparently they just got them into stock a week or so ago.

SORRY DOOD.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Feb 10, 2008, 12:02 PM
I'm gonna buy a new one when i get paid anywhose, plus, now i have the super secret special edition Wonton. YEAH, that's how i roll.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Feb 10, 2008, 12:09 PM
Good show!


Anyways, I've been reading THIS----!

(http://www.planetavp.com/conrad/Manual.jpg)

It's not a comic, but that doesn't stop it from being my favorite thing in the underverse. It's got 200 pages of know-how and history of mutherfucking space marines! Now you too can be the ultimate badass!

(http://spikes.redcarp.com/babyduck/aliens1.jpg)

(http://spikes.redcarp.com/babyduck/aliens2.jpg)

(http://spikes.redcarp.com/babyduck/aliens3.jpg)

(http://spikes.redcarp.com/babyduck/aliens4.jpg)

(http://spikes.redcarp.com/babyduck/aliens5.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sheldon on Feb 10, 2008, 03:35 PM
mother fucker i need that!

you got a story ready yet or what???
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: HAVEN! on Feb 10, 2008, 05:45 PM
you ARE a fat chunk.


and i think you know it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Phill on Feb 10, 2008, 06:15 PM
Go back to the Mayo tub you crawled out of Haven.





I wouldn't mind finding a copy of that either. The inner geek inside of me demands it!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: menen on Feb 11, 2008, 11:36 AM
im reading dragonball vol.1, neko majin z and otorongo  dont get much comic books around here
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Feb 11, 2008, 11:59 AM
The dragonball manga is so much better than the show ever could be.

Also, try Amazon.com for comics, it makes getting what you want comic wise a lot easier(and generally cheaper too)!


Edit: Picked up the bigass Black And White (Tekkon Kinkreet) manga, love it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Feb 19, 2008, 05:00 PM
Well, I'm living in Montreal now, and if there is a comic that the Quebecois love, it's Tintin!
(And Asterix too, but I haven't read those in a long time)
So, in an effort to fit in, I've gone on a Tintin binge, reading everything from Tintin in America to the last one, Tintin and Alph-Art, which, while satisfying in that it was completed, was a bit jarring in that it was pretty much drawn from the ground up after Herge's death. My conclusion?
Tintin is hard core.
The little guy has been shot and beaten on the head countless times, survived several airplane crashes, being lost in the desert, has been put in front of a firing squad twice that I can recall at the moment, buried alive in liquid plastic, shot down a fighter plane with a rifle, Sgt. Rock style, talked to elephants, been called a servant of Satan and at one point, drove a fucking tank through a building.
And various other hijinks, of course, I'm not even scratching the surface.
I'll close off with my latest favourite image, Tintin by Enki Bilal.
(http://www.paulgravett.com/articles/091_herge100/bilal_tintin.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Feb 19, 2008, 05:23 PM
oh shit! nice! haha
alph-art is the only one i couldn't get my grubby mitts on.

me? it's been madman & things by mike allred. some rusty & big guy too.

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Feb 19, 2008, 05:32 PM
There's a big print of it for sale at a gallery downtown, and damn if I don't want to get it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Feb 19, 2008, 08:12 PM
(http://imagecomics.com/gallery2/g2data_373ph4nt/albums/news/Scud_21_Con_Ed_c1_lo-res.jpg)
I'M WAITING FOR THE OMNIBUS

I read a buncha stuff recently, can't remember half of it.  I started League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (again) on lunch today .  I'm only a 5 pages in and feel like I need to google a dozen names and places to get "caught up"

Also caught up on the 2nd and 3rd Artesia books:
http://www.daradja.com/artesia.php

Good fantasy war epic right there, and seemingly book 4 will be coming out this year, so that's awesome

Also, try Amazon.com for comics, it makes getting what you want comic wise a lot easier(and generally cheaper too)!
Truth!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Feb 21, 2008, 06:01 PM
The next book should simply be called "Artesia Gets Nailed"
(I like Artesia too)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Feb 21, 2008, 07:58 PM
(http://imagecomics.com/gallery2/g2data_373ph4nt/albums/news/Scud_21_Con_Ed_c1_lo-res.jpg)
I'M WAITING FOR THE OMNIBUS

Oh shit, is that NEW?! I heard they were coming out with the omnibus but not that Schrab was starting it again. I might actually have to go to a comic store..... *shudders.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Feb 21, 2008, 08:57 PM
It's totally new.
4 comics to finish the story... covers by Ashley Wood, Jim Mahfood, Dave Hartman and Doug Tennapel.

6 February 2008 - After over a decade of anticipation, Rob Schrab returned to his seminal creation, SCUD THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN, but fans eager for a cover by him can only get it at this upcoming Wondercon.

"Ashley Wood, Jim Mahfood, Dave Hartman and Doug Tennapel have been big supporters since the beginning and it meant a lot to have them covering #21-24," said Schrab. "However, as I finished the final pages I couldn't resist the itch to illustrate one last SCUD cover myself."

SCUD: THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN #21 is the first of four issues detailing SCUD's mission to destroy the planet in exchange for saving his lover's soul. Schrab's cover features SCUD emerging into the world, ten years later, mere seconds before he finds out nothing is as he remembers.

SCUD: THE DISPOSABLE ASSASSIN #21 (DEC072049), a 32-page black and white comic book for $3.50 featuring a cover by ROBOTS VS. ZOMBIES' Ashley Wood, will be in stores this Wednesday. The variant edition will only be available during WonderCon, February 22-24th, at the Image Comics booth (#509).
Quote

It was supposed to come out in January, but since I've been waiting a ba-fucking-zillion years already, I can wait a little longer.

If there's anyone at Wondercon this weekend that could pick up the variant for me... I'd like... pay some dollars
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Feb 24, 2008, 07:29 PM
Fell, by Warren Ellis and Ben Templesmith
(http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/Fell%20Feral%20City%20Ben%20Templesmith%20Warren%20Ellis%20cover.jpg)

Fell is a comic that was made as an experiment in producing a comic that would be as cheap as possible for the consumer- thinner than most monthlies, no ads, and with each story functioning as a single story set within the larger story of Detective Richard Fell. I like that. While I'm a big fan of sweeping epics and the like, the idea of each issue being a story in itself is something that I feel isn't seen enough these days (but then, I haven't been into any continuing series of any sort for quite some time, so what the hell do I know).

ANYWAYS, Richard Fell is a police detective who has transferred from "across the bridge" to Snowtown, a hellish, crumbling nightmare of a place that is often (and best) described as a "feral city", which is also the title of the first collected volume. Each issue deals with Fell resolving one scurrilous situation or another, while adding to the larger concepts of what exactly is going on in Snowtown, a place that seems to be regarded an entity in it's own right which will "take" that what it regards as "not it's own". As well, we begin to find out bits and pieces of the reason why Fell has crossed the bridge to come to Snowtown, and why he can't go back.
(http://www.readaboutcomics.com/images/022406_fell02.jpg)
This will probably come as no surprise, but I really like Warren Ellis, and I think this is some of my favourite stuff he has done. The city of Snowtown and it's harried inhabitants are extremely evocative, especially as rendered by Templesmith's eery, noirish style, managing to inflict a third-world warzone sensibility to a city that is nominally just another American city. Regardless, Fell comes highly recommended by me. In the spirit of making comics that are both cheap and accessible, the entire first issue is up for free reading here. (http://www.newsarama.com/ImageComics/Fell/Fell01Issue.htm)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Feb 26, 2008, 04:59 PM
(http://joshuahallsimmons.com/images/BatmanCoverWeb.jpg)
http://joshuahallsimmons.com/batman.html (http://joshuahallsimmons.com/batman.html)

Gritty, creepy, Batman short you can read online by Josh Simmons. You really feel the mood in it, and it actually made me uneasy (though I laughed, especially at that one part, you'll know what I'm talking about when you get to it)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Phill on Feb 27, 2008, 09:46 AM
Best batman comic I've read so far. Best not to let Dan see this however...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Feb 27, 2008, 03:16 PM
Eyeshield 21

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2664/eyeshield21v18c15501jq0.jpg)
(http://www.toriyamaworld.com/eyeshield21/covers/es21_cover_01.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: chiyaniwatori on Feb 28, 2008, 03:22 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a362/Chiyaniwatori/samnmaxcover.jpg)

Just got mine in the mail <3
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: HAVEN! on Feb 28, 2008, 05:16 PM
i want sam and max! *sadface*
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: odd13 on Feb 28, 2008, 10:42 PM
ohhhss <3
Where have your ordered this lovely piece o' Sam & Max?  ;D


Current Comix: Skydoll • Keepers o' the Masters • SinFest  ;D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: chiyaniwatori on Feb 29, 2008, 02:05 PM
Where have your ordered this lovely piece o' Sam & Max?  ;D
http://www.telltalegames.com/store/samandmax-highway Same people that are making the new games.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Mar 01, 2008, 08:02 PM
DOGG COMIX
(http://tsmo.pp.fi/kuvat/dogg-comix/ghostgang1.jpg)
Rest here (http://tsmo.pp.fi/kuvat/dogg-comix/)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: spaceninja on Mar 01, 2008, 09:42 PM
DOGG COMIX
(http://tsmo.pp.fi/kuvat/dogg-comix/ghostgang1.jpg)
Rest here (http://tsmo.pp.fi/kuvat/dogg-comix/)

Haha I knew this had to be from fyad by panel 4
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Elio on Mar 03, 2008, 03:33 PM
anything by

http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/shopCatalogLong.php?st=art&art=a41e32e169aff2

(http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/imagesProduct/a4433d35e67e99.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Mar 03, 2008, 04:50 PM
(http://z.about.com/d/manga/1/0/2/2/-/-/Monster1_500.jpg)
Just finished reading Monster in its entirety, it made me cry 3 times :( the last few volumes especially are wonderful

(http://lupussol.files.wordpress.com/2006/07/1134422134honey_and_clover_ost__01.jpg)
Been really digging Honey and Clover lately too

(http://www.viz.com/products/images/products/pd/pd5990.jpg)
Drifting Classroom is a blast too, I need to pick up the last few volumes when I can afford it
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Pacifier on Mar 03, 2008, 06:18 PM
~PURE GENIUS~
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/pocahantas_1983/Marvel%20Heroes/CivilWarbig.jpg)

Ive just finished the side of the young avengers and the runaways, im planning on going to pick up the rest this
weekend after i buy supersmash bros brawl
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Elio on Mar 04, 2008, 06:35 PM
http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/shopCatalogLong.php?item=a45115b75a5f9e

AYA

(http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/imagesProduct/a45115b75a5f9e.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on Mar 05, 2008, 05:54 AM
(http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-23599503122488_1991_120260437)

I got this recently.

Its is pretty awesome, I knew I would love it.

It has a lot of striking similarities to Groove Junction in some parts, but not enough where id get pissed about it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Mar 05, 2008, 09:30 PM
Loveless, by Brian Azarello and friends.
(http://www.dccomics.com/media/covers/4281_400x600.jpg)
I've been getting into comic stories with history, the kind of comic that I can't imagine buying single issues of, but love reading in one sitting. Loveless is a comic like that, one that takes a little while to get one's head around, but is worth it when everything comes together. Telling a story, on the surface, about a former Rebel soldier named Wes Cutter and his relationship to the town he left, Loveless weaves together the stories of the past and present in one rich whole. It reminded me a lot of Scalped, another hard-edged Vertigo title with a Western bent in that respec, and I liked Scalped.

On the other end of the scale, Gantz is one of the dumbest books I've read in a long time.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: WarAndPieces on Mar 08, 2008, 10:59 AM
Where have your ordered this lovely piece o' Sam & Max?  ;D
http://www.telltalegames.com/store/samandmax-highway Same people that are making the new games.

Sam & Max is a fantastic comic AND a fantastic game. I enjoyed the online comic too, though I wish Sam spoke more, his tirades are the best. Also, the animated series comes out on the 11th. SCORE

Right now in actual comics, I'm reading Batman and Detective Comics, Action Comics, Booster Gold, The Incredible Herc, and I was reading Cable & Deadpool before they canceled it.  I'm a huge DC fan and am looking forward to Final Crisis due to Grant Morrison's involvement. Not too excited with Marvel, but we'll see what Secret Invasion has in store.

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Mar 08, 2008, 12:01 PM
Found my Graphic Novel section of my library, TREASURE TROVE.

They had the first Volume of Bone which i picked up, golden, loved every moment.

They have Akira 1 5 and 6, and a bunch of Judge Dredd books, win win win!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Mar 12, 2008, 07:10 PM
I bought up all the B.P.R.D.'s I didn't have and slowly read through them all over the last few weeks.

The series starts off as a Hellboy spin-off sans Hellboy but around book three finally takes on a life of it's own and really becomes great comics reading.  Abe Sapien is boss.

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&tag=mozilla-20&index=blended&link%5Fcode=qs&field-keywords=bprd
Get you some
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Mar 13, 2008, 09:21 AM
Been rereading the first half of

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j8/darkmattr/cerebus_gold.jpg)

Cerebus. Cerebus was the inspiration for Angie having a sword haha
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Mar 15, 2008, 07:23 PM
Rocketo, by Frank Espinosa
(http://drawn.ca/wordpress/wp-content/images/rocketo.jpg)
I wrote about Rocketo before, when I read the first volume back in the big K. Today I ended up buying the first volume to own myself, and the second volume as well.
Rocketo is awesome.
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/642/642274/rocketo-1-preview-20050816105307359.jpg)
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/642/642274/rocketo-1-preview-20050816105321905.jpg)
A quick recap, Rocketo is about Rocketo Garrison of the Garrison Mapper bloodline, one of various wonders of the new world. The world being "new" is the result of a worldwide catastrophe which shattered civilization 2,000 years ago when the monstrous Ull came from the deep reaches of space and generally wrecked everything. A direct result of this is that the world needs exploring again, and Rocketo is the best man for the job.
Frank Espinosa's art is amazing- it's stylish and bold, and really brings out that pulp adventure, Flash Gordon sci-fantasy vibe that the story's full of. The GNs are only 20 bucks a pop, and you get a lot of book for your buck. I really recommend Rocketo.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sheldon on Mar 20, 2008, 02:52 AM
Melting Pot

(http://www.metaltv.com/images/channels/meltingpot/0010/full/03.jpg)

all i've heard about kevin eastman is that he owns a yacht and has lots of money..i never knew he wrote. And his dialouge is fuckin hilarious. but BISLEY, UGH, the man i have decided to rip off for the rest of my souless art career.

they reprinted it in the 30th anniversary heavy metal, apparently the book was released in 95 or so i have read.

there was this other biz book on the shelves so i snagged that too....i need SOMETHING ever since the book i paid $30 for is now in the hands of convicted burn victim James "i'm gonna keep sheldons simon bizley book and cut pages out of it to put on my gay wall in my gay room and draw my gay comics" stokoe.

i must admit though. i do miss the man.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Mar 20, 2008, 04:57 AM
haha for some reason what I saw was elio reading honey and clover and I almost had an heart attack

/derail
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Marley on Mar 20, 2008, 01:36 PM
i need SOMETHING ever since the book i paid $30 for is now in the hands of convicted burn victim James "i'm gonna keep sheldons simon bizley book and cut pages out of it to put on my gay wall in my gay room and draw my gay comics" stokoe.

Oh that book? I'm sorry sheldepoo... i think Antoine borrowed it before I went back to Canada 




Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Mar 20, 2008, 02:21 PM
haha for some reason what I saw was elio reading honey and clover and I almost had an heart attack

/derail

Elio SHOULD be reading Honey and Clover XD
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Mar 20, 2008, 02:53 PM
BECK

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4153/beck31001je6.png)
This is a story about a young kid who is average, he's bored and he lets people walk all over him. One day whilst walking home from school he see's a bunch of kids harassing a strange patchwork dog, he helps the dog and gets introduced to a guy who changes his life.

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1880/beck31003td9.png)

Over the course of the story we see this kid go from a silly young kid to a confident musician with an awesome band that even visits Rock Festivals across the world and a cute girlfriend.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/enef/beck_31_007.png)

The parts i love most about this manga are the parts about the band and the romance, i'm not really into the conspiracy and other parts, i enjoy reading about the band performing, practicing, playing new songs and rocking the fuck out and i love the love story, the poor kid runs around a country he doesn't know where they speak a language he doesn't understand trying to find the girl he loves. It's touching and in certain parts it touches you.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/enef/Beck_v30_141.png)
It's an emotional ride and i love it.

Decent art, brilliant story, A++ would read again.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sheldon on Mar 20, 2008, 07:00 PM
i need SOMETHING ever since the book i paid $30 for is now in the hands of convicted burn victim James "i'm gonna keep sheldons simon bizley book and cut pages out of it to put on my gay wall in my gay room and draw my gay comics" stokoe.

Oh that book? I'm sorry sheldepoo... i think Antoine borrowed it before I went back to Canada 







O_O
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Mar 21, 2008, 10:13 AM
I hope y'all have been keeping up with RICE BOY...


http://rice-boy.com

(http://riceboy.jho-tan.com/see/354.gif)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Mar 23, 2008, 12:46 PM
ACHEWOOD by Chris Onstad
http://www.achewood.com (http://www.achewood.com)
(http://m.assetbar.com/uua2lK6FK.gif)


probably the only webcomic I keep up with. rereading it over and over, with the strange yet dense character development, imaginative story arcs, and intricate dialogue. it's authored by a Stanford graduate which shoes in the smart writing, I never get sick of it haha.. haha it definitely makes up for the pen tool art with hell of good plot. while there are a few good stand alone strips, I highly suggest reading from the beginning or whole story arcs ahhaha.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: JawsDrawings on Mar 23, 2008, 04:02 PM
I hope y'all have been keeping up with RICE BOY...


http://rice-boy.com

(http://riceboy.jho-tan.com/see/354.gif)

Im that now :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: JawsDrawings on Mar 23, 2008, 06:53 PM
i jus got to the end or tbc point wow...
is all i can say
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Mar 24, 2008, 11:12 AM
Evn tends to have that effect on people.  ;D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Mar 24, 2008, 02:00 PM
Can anyone recommend a wicked solid comic by Moebius that would be available in Canada?

I saw some pics from metal hurlant and prefer that to the stuff i have seen with bad coloring that
was written by jodorowsky.

I am also on the lookout for some Tintin comics.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Mar 24, 2008, 02:22 PM
I think I've seen a lot Moebius and Tintin here in Montreal, but it's pretty much all in French.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Mar 24, 2008, 02:42 PM
good comic book stores should carry the usual Tintin giant Euro-sized books, but there are also small hardcover collections of issues you can get ala:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41uG19zlLXL._SS500_.jpg)
http://www.amazon.ca/Adventures-Tintin-1-Herge/dp/1405228946/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206394741&sr=8-1
I'd suggest Amazon if there's nothing in your area. Everyone needs Tintin.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Mar 24, 2008, 02:47 PM
yeah, honestly, Amazon is a godsend for anything book related, yo.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Yose on Mar 24, 2008, 11:31 PM
Wow right now, I'm reading Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness, and alot of scannilations or translated manga on the internet...


(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z69/YoseYO/01.jpg)

D.Gray-Man

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z69/YoseYO/MARVEL20ZOMBIES20ARMY20OF20DARKNESS.jpg)

Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z69/YoseYO/GetBackers_vol1.jpg)

Get Backers

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z69/YoseYO/AirGear-01-01-006-007.jpg)

Air Gear



these are just a couple of things that I am reading.... Oh and most of the good actiony manga can be found at Onemanga.com, just in case anybody wanted to read some...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Mar 26, 2008, 11:20 PM
Can anyone recommend a wicked solid comic by Moebius that would be available in Canada?

I saw some pics from metal hurlant and prefer that to the stuff i have seen with bad coloring that
was written by jodorowsky.

I am also on the lookout for some Tintin comics.

You'd probably dig 'Arzach' a lot. There's no dialogue, just weird pteradyctal-inner mind mayhem. If you're lucky, you can find the old Heavy Metal issues with it at a used book store, or maybe the collection at a decent comic shop. If not, there's always Amazon or something...

The 'Aedena' series is probably his best stuff though. They have trades of all of those in English out now. His shorts are always my favorite though. 'It's A Small World' is so good!!

Or if you're looking for super dense story driven Moebius, there's always 'Blueberry'. One book of that will probably last you a week.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: James on Mar 27, 2008, 12:37 AM
...Also, are you talking about the shitty reprint of The Incal by Humandoids/DC they put out recently, with the butchered re-colors? Stay away from that. Far far away.

It broke my heart to see the homeo-slut with a badly done gradient.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Mar 27, 2008, 09:39 PM
...Also, are you talking about the shitty reprint of The Incal by Humandoids/DC they put out recently, with the butchered re-colors? Stay away from that. Far far away.

It broke my heart to see the homeo-slut with a badly done gradient.

yeah dude, those colours made me cringe.

thanks for the recommendations.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Mar 27, 2008, 11:07 PM
DOGG COMIX
(http://tsmo.pp.fi/kuvat/dogg-comix/ghostgang1.jpg)
Rest here (http://tsmo.pp.fi/kuvat/dogg-comix/)

I'm in Ghost Country

I love those comics - soooo strange
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Snakemeat on Mar 30, 2008, 06:19 PM
 Just got Finished with Brad Meltzer's "Identity Crisis' with Pencils by Rags Morales. Classic DC style detective spoofing. Top notch on the hatchet handle of lives. Then I Beloored (head and arms hang off the edge of a foot high bed as one reads comic book layn open on the floor) through Marvels Civil War event (Miller must watch a lot of Soap Opera). Mcniven was comparable to Rags. But I think Rags one the mothers milk out of this one. I've got Pooh out gettin the Honey just now...can you see the flies buzzing back there?
Labrador!
 I was really swept up by DMZ Body of a Journalist. I woulkd like to read the rest of them.
I mean I really like it. You got that Punk? I really, really, liked it! If I didn't know any better; I would work at a Donut glazing company...

'Nough said says plucked socket.

 Anyways now I'm reading something I enjoy even though it is so simple in imagery. Jonn Sfar's Vampire Loves. Light and Hearty...just what the doctor ordered.

Well at least i can afford to go off to the library to use the computer and catch up on some much needed reading.

 Not Having a Computer thats handy sucks but it does have its rewards as well.

Soon though.... soon I'll be back from the dead with either a Frankenstine convalute or a Nosforatu dugup. Maybe I could even afford to buy one of those brand knew hybrid Vapires.

How can I label computers as if they are the Undead? Well fuck'n Holy Hell; Aren't they!?

Also back thumbing through some Nausicaa: Of The Valley Of The Wind by Hayao Miyazaki.

 But yeah even if you're not an Earthling; I think anyone could really appreciate Vertigo's DMZ


Most Recently? Well that'd be Alan Moore's The FORTY NINERS, and  Voughan'sThe Pride of Bagdad.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Apr 21, 2008, 05:24 PM
http://www.shigabooks.com/strips/fleep/scrollindex.html

Wow. Shinga's got to be one of the cleverest comic writers on the planet. I picked up a book from him a while ago called "Bookhunter" and it was just as good.

Bookhunter is also online: http://www.shigabooks.com/books/bookhunter/scrollindex.html
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Apr 27, 2008, 12:05 AM
Katie Beaton (http://www.katebeaton.com/Site/Welcome.html) and I (I think, I've been drinking Colt 45) shared space in our university newspaper's comics page back in the day, and now she makes really funny comics. Her comics about maritime Canada really kill me.
(http://www.katebeaton.com/Site/The_Maritimes_files/n164200733_30617702_3528.jpg)
(http://www.katebeaton.com/Site/The_Maritimes_files/n164200733_30818157_213.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: RoadMaster on Apr 27, 2008, 04:55 PM
Recently read "Therefore Repent" when I accidentally found it looking for Canadian indie game developers.

(http://www.salgoodsam.com/TR/thumbs/TRCover.jpg)

You should be able to read what's there so far at
http://www.salgoodsam.com/TR/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kotori Ky on Apr 27, 2008, 05:31 PM
I'm actually behind on one of these thanks to my f'ing extended moving-processes... yeesh. You'd think moving halfway across the country would be EASY... oh wait...  :-\

Anyway, my 'guilty pleasure'(see what I did there) is the Anita Blake comics out by Marvel.
(http://images.comiccollectorlive.com/258643B5-F130-401F-9D0D-FB2688F7EED1/43E9F6DF-D743-4E39-B6E0-2DB953FA5D07/C2046E71-178F-4B1E-AF2D-008853013054.jpg)

And then I get the Girl Genius when they come out, but also follow it online.
(http://www.studiofoglio.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/ggcoll06.jpg)
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/)

And then there's always at least one manga series I am interested enough, story-wise, to pick up. Red River, is the current one.
(http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/17800000/17801571.JPG)
Good series, been out in Japan for a loooong time, but I enjoy the politics and military aspects of it, for all that it has the atypical 'everyone loves the girl' plot.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Apr 27, 2008, 08:45 PM
i've been trying to draw a huge city scape recently it's got me on a seth fisher (http://www.floweringnose.com) kick again. he's had to have been mentioned in here before but just to reiterate: damn!
Mostly the Vertigo Pop: Tokyo Miniseries he did because of the crazy/fun vibe:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/o_VPPT_1_08-09.jpg)

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Apr 28, 2008, 08:41 AM
That guy looks like Weedmaster P (http://overcompensating.com/cast/)!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Apr 28, 2008, 10:13 AM
hahaha i never made the connection. his eyes aren't constantly red spirals though, just that panel. and not cool enough to ever try & be batman

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on May 03, 2008, 10:24 PM
The Immortal Iron Fist, by Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker, art by David Aja
Okay, Iron Fist was a little hokey, back in the day-
(http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/iron%20fist.jpg)
But Brubaker, Fraction and Aja have made him interesting again. Still a little hokey, sure, but super fun and action packed. Marvel's so gay for ninjas and aliens (and ninja aliens), when was the last time they had some kick ass kung fu shit going on? Master of Kung-Fu?
(http://wickedjuan.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/immortal-iron-fist-6.jpg) (http://image.comicvine.com/uploads/vol/19000/18206/18206-109268-1-immortal-iron-fist_400.jpg)


In this new book, Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist deals with enemies back from the grave, a tough-nuts mentor, crane demons, robots, and more than anything else, the legacy of Iron Fist. The writing is great, the art is awesome, and it's a far cry from a typical superhero book.

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on May 20, 2008, 07:08 PM
DAR: super girly Top Secret comic diary.

(http://stripamatic.com/~emoen/dar/2008/05-20safeword.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on May 20, 2008, 07:15 PM
I laughed so hard Kozi, that is totally something I'd do.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on May 20, 2008, 07:37 PM
haha that's awesome kozi
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on May 21, 2008, 09:55 AM
hahah, thats hilarious!


Currently reading Appleseed, Maus, Tank Girl and Bowling King!

Appleseed blew me away, Shirow is amazing.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: ZacharyB on May 25, 2008, 04:38 PM
Jegal Fist

http://park1988.deviantart.com/gallery/v1/

It's in Korean. But even if you don't know Korean, it's amazing.

Very good fight scenes.

The link on the strips says "media.daum.net", but that is a huge media site. If you know Korean you may be able to find it on there.

(http://www.nofna.com/jegal.png)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Omadhaun on May 26, 2008, 04:40 AM
I just finished reading Transmetropolitans. I feel a bit empty, to be honest, since Transmetropolitan was probably the best comic I've ever read.

I also finished "Alinka" by Ville Pynnönen. It's in finnish, and I have no idea if it's been translated in any other language. It was pretty interesting to read, not because of the story (which wasn't bad either) but because it was drawn so nicely and was very different from the stuff I usually read. I found a pic of it... http://www.kvaak.fi/images/articles/15092004220631-2.jpg (http://www.kvaak.fi/images/articles/15092004220631-2.jpg)

I also tried to read Tank Girl, but our library has only two books of it. They lost the rest of them (I think someone stole them, stealing library books seems to be the easiest way of getting comics in reasonable prices in this country, the country of people who know no other comics than Mickey Mouse and Ranma½).

Oh, and "Honour Among Punks : The Complete Baker Street Graphic Novel", by Guy Davies and Gary Reed. I read it last autumn, but had to read it again.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: love tank on Jun 02, 2008, 09:16 AM
I've been reading Gold Digger, Rice Boy [until just recently, of course ):], SPQR Blues, Scott Pilgrim, Wonton Soup, Sharknife, King of Thorn, King City, and Zombie Powder.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jun 03, 2008, 04:52 PM
Powerup Comics (http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/index.php?p=412923) is amazing for making you feel really good about the comics you make.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Jun 03, 2008, 05:50 PM
I just browsed it a bit wondering what you meant, and I have reached a conclusion.



It certainly does.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jun 03, 2008, 05:57 PM
I needed that self esteem booster today. That comic makes me feel like I can take on the world
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: uncle_sex on Jun 03, 2008, 07:14 PM
man those go so far past awful they move straight into unintentionally being fucking great.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Jun 03, 2008, 08:39 PM
vasilis lolos's last call

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516JaYthEuL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Call-1-Vasilis-Lolos/dp/1932664696)

to me it kinda reads like a miyazaki story but with a healthy dose of metal. short read but i'd recommend it

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jun 03, 2008, 09:38 PM
vasilis lolos's last call

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516JaYthEuL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Call-1-Vasilis-Lolos/dp/1932664696)

to me it kinda reads like a miyazaki story but with a healthy dose of metal. short read but i'd recommend it

-J

Hell yes!

This book is awesome, and I cannot wait for the next installment
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Jun 22, 2008, 01:27 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DxnMmQs%2BL._SS500_.jpg)
Mon Fiston by Olivier Schrauwen

While only in french from what I can find, Mon Fiston is still worth a look at with an understandable visual narrative if you cannot read the french (it is not that wordy anyhow). With that, the vintage style, reminiscent of Windsor McKay and other such turn-of-the-century comics, alongside a sort of pushed sense of morbid absurdity and surrealism, it's a fucking hoot! I can read a little french but I still ended up laughing my goddamn head off, its just a sort of removed story with the retro style, but good lord if it can convey beating women with brooms in visual manner that made me laugh so hard out loud, I'm won over hahaha.

Though a short read, excellent illustrations with an obvious care and attention in developing and researching the style to work with the story!



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61pLPNUv9SL._SS500_.jpg)
Nage Libre by Sébastien Chrisostome

I can't lie, I picked this up because the cover made me laugh. This is the second comic I've come across about salmons. There you have it, its the adventure of three little salmon (I might be wrong haha), and the loose cartoony-brush work style works fantastic! Again, in French, but still can easily be followed with a little understanding of the language and the good sequential work. Cute and funny read (definitely added with how the bloody fish are drawn).



& of course, when in Belgium/Holland:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a1/LuckyLukeTortillas.jpg)
Lucky Luke! by Morris (and later Goscinny, etc)

I love westerns so this is no surprise.

(http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/3066/n82776538311716372558uv0.jpg)
Lucky Luke, the cowboy known to shoot faster than his shadow.
I hadn't REALLY realized how few were in English, and how many more there were in French, Dutch etc!! Morris and Goscinny are my favourite writers and team for Lucky Luke. I can never get over Morris' art style, especially his characters! I, again, "visually" read the non-English comics I could find, but I highly encourage finding any of the English translations!!
I grew up on European comics like this and they are still a bad ass read. While kid friendly for the most part, still good story-telling, and good marksmanship.


And of course I'm all over that keen motherfucker, Tintin. Herge is a master.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Jun 27, 2008, 05:45 PM
the Nage Libre cover is so cute. I must have it XD

Fleep by Jason Shiga
(http://www.shigabooks.com/strips/fleep/images/fleep01a.jpg)
http://www.shigabooks.com/indeces/strips.html
From the website:
"Fleep made its debut in the weekly newspaper, "Asian Week" in Feburary of 2001. It's about a boy who wakes up in a telephone booth which has been mysteriously selaed in an envelope of concrete. Using only the contents of his pockets (two pens, a paperback novel, three coins and 20 ft of unwaxed dental floss) our hero must fashion and execute an escape plan before he runs out of oxygen."
Short and totally satisfying, I thought. You can read the whole thing on the website.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrimsonViper38 on Jun 27, 2008, 05:50 PM
(http://image.fishpond.co.nz/0448421658.jpg)

:O
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Powerz on Jun 27, 2008, 06:08 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/jpowerz/Kill_Your_Boyfriend_cover.jpg)

I had heard good things about this so i thought i'll buy it...however it's like $100(£50) everywhere i look so i just stoped looking.
then today i saw a download link for it so i decided to do that.....BUT THATS MADE IT WORSE! I REALLY want to buy this book now.
AWESOME BRIT COMIC! It's "made me see the world in a new light." i'm ganan be stalking ebay for this book now.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Jun 27, 2008, 07:07 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/jpowerz/Kill_Your_Boyfriend_cover.jpg)

right on. you should have said something though. a place near me's selling it for $30. + shipping? haha nah it's real good though. i don't know why but i really really like phil bond's stuff

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jun 28, 2008, 06:25 AM
I just read in this weeks 2000AD about this.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/mc1juve/TG_SKIDMARKS1_BLOG.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/mc1juve/BOOGA_SKIDMARKS1_BLOG.jpg)

Excited is me, i cannot wait until Megazine 275 is out.

Rest assured, as soon as it is available i will be reading the shit out of it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Jun 28, 2008, 07:25 AM
(http://www.bedetheque.com/Couvertures/AlackSinnerIntegrale2int_19012008_141104.jpg)

Alack Sinner

I've been meaning to endorse this book for a while now, but I've never gotten around to it. I saw the Best of Angouleme sticker on this huge French edition, picked it up, and was instantly in love with the art.

(http://www.bdangouleme.com/upload/idealcms/medias/5b9d2b7b46d47e77fc330c3986e6fd57-munoz234.jpg)

It's basically a set of short stories by Jose Munoz (art) and Carlos Sampayo (words) about a hard boiled New York detective named Alack Sinner.  The stories are entertaining, but the art is truly mind blowing.  It's especially interesting to see how Munoz starts off drawing fairly realistically, but slowly becomes more abstract and noir, soon creating a unique art style that will blow you away.

It's not too hard to find some of this stuff in English, so go buy it!!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jun 30, 2008, 07:29 PM
http://garfieldminusgarfield.net
Did someone else post this recently?  I thought there was another Garfield strip thing...

(http://media.tumblr.com/fSymsOGXOa4vzwx5Z0iLnjVW_500.gif)

I'm reading a bunch of actual comics too, which I'll have to find time to talk about sometime
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jun 30, 2008, 08:07 PM
Did some shopping at WW

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1932664084.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
1-4 of Scott Pilgrim, I'm like the last person ever to read SP but I'm really glad I picked it up

(http://www.emeraldcitycomics.com/uploaded_images/mouseguard-745549.jpg)
Mouse Guard-another comic I feel like I was the last person to get. Very lovely

(http://www.whoopis.com/~mbates/maxx-real.jpg)
FINALLY got to finish off my Maxx collection, picked up volumes 3-6 of the trade paperbacks at WW and it was like reliving my childhood. If you haven't read The Maxx, shame on you.

And the rest of my WW money went towards supporting the Void artists, picked up Running on Empty, Tout le Monde, Pulpo 1, Ponbiki's $5 book, Monday's book, and Elio's precious adorable Animal Book.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Jun 30, 2008, 09:46 PM
(http://www.horrorstew.com/images/WalkingDead5.jpg)
(http://www.horrorstew.com/images/WalkinDead6.jpg)

HOLY SHIT. I hadn't read Walking Dead in a while, so these two volumes blew me away. SHIT IS HARDCORE.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Jul 01, 2008, 03:21 AM
pi and others who've read it: I read the first two volumes of Walking Dead, and while I liked it okay, it didn't really grab me enough that I wanted to spend the money for 5 or 6 or whatever it is now more books.  Does it get better, or is it not for me if I didn't love the first two??

Also:

(http://www.smallzone-comics-shop.com/superspycover.jpg)

Matt Kindt's Superspy is great.  It's thick, relatively cheap and really entertaining.  This book has won a ton of awards, been on "Best of" lists for 2007, etc. so lots of people think its really awesome and you guys probably will too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Jul 01, 2008, 12:11 PM
I just finished the fourth Scott Pilgrim too. I loved the color chapter in the beginning, it was a nice change.

Also Screamland.

(http://images.gocomics.com/images/blogs/gocomics/screamland1c.jpg)

It's about the classic horror monsters just trying their hardest to make a living in showbusiness. It's awesome.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: neens on Jul 01, 2008, 08:19 PM
my WW trophy comic:
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/g/gvb.jpg)

and then a couple neat things for way cheap:
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/12/12467.jpg)(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/12/12468.jpg)
(http://www.phys.psu.edu/~scalise/misc/lobo/ug2.gif)

yea I was big on mignola ; ;

and issues 0, 2, and 3 of the Lobo series

and how could I forget this!
(http://server40136.uk2net.com/~wpower/images/product_images/9780615209883.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jul 03, 2008, 06:59 PM
The new Hulk book really sucks, like Incredibly Sucks.  I don't know what happened to Jeph Loeb, I used to like his stuff.

At Wizard I was in an argument with a guy and said "The best car chase in comics happened in Power" BUT I WAS WRONG, because the best car chase in comics ever took place in the Amazing Joy Buzzards vol 2.  Fantastic series, I write about it when I'm done.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Powerz on Jul 04, 2008, 06:47 AM

AH MAN! i've been looking at that, but amazons been confuseing me with it. there seems to be 2 vol 1's. which one should i get?
Amazing Joy Buzzards: Here Comic the Spiders v. 1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazing-Joy-Buzzards-Comic-Spiders/dp/1582409188/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1215178352&sr=1-1) or The Amazing Joy Buzzards Volume 1: v. 1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amazing-Joy-Buzzards-v-1/dp/1582404984/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1215178352&sr=1-3)?

Also to make this relevent. I read
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/jpowerz/51jGlg4KzLL_SS500_.jpg)
Pretty funky, although i didn't really like it when it went into the past as the art looked so much better when it was in the present time with it's pure black inking <3
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Jul 04, 2008, 08:11 AM
Powerz: Get Here Come the Spiders....it's both vol. 1 and vol. 2 plus some redone pages, extra material, etc.  It only came out recently, and it's a great package.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Omadhaun on Jul 05, 2008, 04:05 AM
Sin City. I just don't know why I haven't read this before.

Kevin Birtcher - thanks for reminding me about Garfield minus Garfield. I had already forgotten it exists. It's so much better than the original Garfield.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on Jul 17, 2008, 03:30 PM
(http://pics.livejournal.com/revulo/pic/0003rq6h)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Jul 17, 2008, 03:55 PM
That may be the best thing ever o-o

http://www.nextmanga.com/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 17, 2008, 07:55 PM
I don't know if I'm ready for that
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Jul 21, 2008, 08:18 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/jpowerz/Kill_Your_Boyfriend_cover.jpg)

right on. you should have said something though. a place near me's selling it for $30. + shipping? haha nah it's real good though. i don't know why but i really really like phil bond's stuff

-J

They are reprinting this book in October.  It'll only be 6 bucks then.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sixtem on Jul 27, 2008, 10:55 PM
Powerup Comics (http://www.drunkduck.com/Powerup_Comics/index.php?p=412923) is amazing for making you feel really good about the comics you make.
Wait -- this comic isn't serious, guys. It's a parody of webcomics that's intentionally horrible.

I hope I'm just stating the obvious, haha.

(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/7519/51f17ef5alss500pd0.jpg)

Picked up the 3rd and 4th of these omnibuses. Pretty great comic if you're in the mood for showy Hollywood storylines. Gun fights, car chases, naked women, drug dealing; awesome!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jackster on Jul 27, 2008, 11:09 PM
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/2306/83756635410123jg1.gif)

Enough said.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ranggiana on Jul 29, 2008, 01:22 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v622/walkerk19/bone_comic.jpg)
I got the complete issue in paperback cover. Heavy book.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v622/walkerk19/YokohamaKaidashiKikou-Vol01-p005.png)
I'm intrigue by the peaceful nature of the story in this manga.


Mouse Guard-another comic I feel like I was the last person to get. Very lovely
Oooh... going to look for that at my local comicstore.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Aug 05, 2008, 12:52 PM
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/a/akira3.jpg)
its scary how good katsuhiro otomo is. i just read his book Domu and gave it an A+.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jackster on Aug 14, 2008, 08:57 PM
(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/6577/29163106dq1.jpg)
(http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/932/78280584qr2.jpg)

I LOVE THIS CHARACTER!!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Aug 15, 2008, 09:31 AM
The New House of Mystery put out by DC so far looks very promising the first four issues were very well done and it appears to be building into somthing nice.
(http://www.dccomics.com/media/product/9/3/9388_400x600.jpg)


You can download a sneak peak of the preview issue here
http://www.dccomics.com/comics/?cm=9388

The House of Mystery should be a well known plot device/locale to fans of Vertigo's Sandman or to DC fans in general.
In this series, the House serves as a gathering place for a range of characters to gather as a impromptu tavern to drink and eat in exchange for the telling of tales that are displayed as the main story of each issue.
In addition to the ever changing roster of patrons, there is a cast of characters that are seemingly unable to leave the house. Their purgatory and the developing side story of these characters serving as a thread from each issue.

Now don't get me wrong the old series was somthing for it's time and could be viewed as somthing altogether different and campy now, I  mean you can't beat a cover like this;
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/house-of-mystery/34-1.jpg)
but this new series is showing the earmarks of somthing stronger in a literary sense as well as the dark or macabre short tales that the original series was known for.

Definitely worth a look if only for Issue #1 with the story by Bill Willingham and art by Ross Campbell
(http://www.greenoblivion.com/homprev01.jpg)
whom all you deviantfarters may be familiar with as http://mooncalfe.deviantart.com/
and webmonkies will know as http://www.greenoblivion.com/

and if you don't know who Bill Willingham is then stop pretending you know anything about  north american comics...you commie bastard!!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mr. robot on Aug 16, 2008, 01:01 PM
Reggie I am reading Akira now too!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: DoD on Aug 16, 2008, 04:20 PM
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/400/13/13948.jpg)
(http://images.darkhorse.com/common/salestools/previews/outorb1/outorb1p1.jpg)

I love this comic to bits. xD
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: electricpanda on Aug 17, 2008, 04:41 AM
I just finished
(http://meanderingentertainer.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/persepolis.jpg)
 which was absolutely fantastic, and the movie's coming out here soon, so the timing couldn't be better.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Omadhaun on Aug 19, 2008, 01:55 AM
Took me about six months, but I finally found a shop that was able to order me Wonton Soup. And it was worth the wait. I just loved it.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51naLtsChCL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (in case you didn't know what I'm talking about ::))

After that I read Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday. It wasn't as good as it could have been (altough it was better than I expected it to be), but I liked it a lot. You can read the first chapter online: http://www.waldoshawaiianholiday.com/ (http://www.waldoshawaiianholiday.com/)

They opened a new comic book store in Helsinki a while ago. I went there the other day and asked the salesman if he could recommend me anything "slightly weird". I ended up buying Mat Brinkman's Teratoid Heights. I was told it's like "watching a mute nature program from another planet" and I think that describes it pretty well. If you're into that kind of stuff, maybe check it out.
Here's a couple of pics somebody has of it: http://bookofdays-shop.com/?pid=2499519 (http://bookofdays-shop.com/?pid=2499519)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Aug 19, 2008, 10:45 AM
I'd had to get my Wonton Soup through Amazon, the places I went to weren't able to order it not even huge places like B&N and Walden nor the comic stores around here.

Anyways, been doing manga as usual

(http://img2.isoshu.com/cover/manga/L/20071226213042.jpg)
Nana-another great series by Ai Yazawa, I don't read a lot of shoujo but I've always loved her stuff.

And on the opposite side of the spectrum

(http://z.about.com/d/manga/1/0/n/E/-/-/Gantz1_500.jpg)
Gantz-it's so ridiculous and doesn't have the most complex plot but I got drawn into it

(http://images.entertainmentearth.com/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CDH14351lg.jpg)
Berserk-I read like the first 30 volumes in a week quite a while ago and have been rereading it as Darkhorse releases each volume. Beautiful art and an awesome story.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Aug 19, 2008, 11:20 AM
(http://www.comicnerd.com/wp-content/images/the_walking_dead_48_cover.jpg)
addictive and well written.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: ronin-soul on Aug 19, 2008, 02:27 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EBRQ83WVL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
"No. 5" Volume 2 by Taiyo Matsumoto. I'm dissapointed this is the only translated volume, because I thought it was pretty interesting and I liked his art like always. I wish more of his stuff would be translated :(

(http://viewfromthecheapseatsonline.com/blog/wp-content/2007/01/Batman%20Year%20100.jpg)
"Batman: Year 100" by Paul Pope. I really like the art and the way he makes Gotham look and feel in it. I also like the little gadgets Batman uses like the teeth to scare people :P

(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa179/Mavicho/Anime%20y%20Manga/AkiraManga.jpg)
I've been getting into Akira lately, I love Katsuhiro Otomo's work, he's a master storyteller and really an inspirational fellow.

(http://www.geocities.com/abeoneco/aoiharumanga.bmp)
Also, "Blue Spring" another manga by Taiyo Matsumoto. Not too far into it with all the comics I have, but the art isn't as good as No. 5 or Tekkon Kinkreets in my opinion. But anything by Matsumoto just totally owns.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Aug 19, 2008, 07:27 PM
I've been reading a ton of stuff lately, trying to get through a backlog of books...

Read Programme vol. 1 cover to cover last night.
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/comics/images/thumb/e/ec/The_Programme_1.jpg/392px-The_Programme_1.jpg)
Awesome.

Then I started on
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/comics/images/thumb/5/57/The_Sword_1.jpg/391px-The_Sword_1.jpg)
from the same guys that did Girls, which I probably recommended a while back.  Strange, but good so far.

I've got the latest DMZ trade up next, read vols. 1 and 2 of Sea of Red... very weird pirate vampire book with a sometimes confusing art style.  I think there's just one book left and I'm gonna snap that up when I find it, though I'm not really sure where else the story could go.  Real Monster Zoo a few weeks back - I LOVE anything from Doug Tennapel, his shit is so good.

I've been reading X-Force which is kinda good but I wish would pick up the pace.  Cable was interesting for an issue then I realized I really can't stand the writing OR art (Olivetti really sucks).  Final Crisis might be good when it's done, but is largely incomprehensible now.  Secret Invasion had promise but just dragged it's feet for issues on-end for no reason (oh wait, it was to prove Bendis is a genius, I forgot).  And Wildstorm reset their universe, again.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Aug 20, 2008, 05:00 PM
(http://www.onipress.com/images/books/onibk_275.jpg)
apocalipstix by ray fawkes & cameron stewart. think josie & the pussycats meets madmax. but only with giant ants & nick cave!

and since i needed tundra references, the perennial classic:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2a/Tintin_Cover_-_Tintin_in_Tibet.JPG)
no reference for yetis needed though

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on Aug 21, 2008, 07:33 AM
Notes for a War Story by Gipi
(http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/images/warStory/warStory420.jpg)

City of Glass by Paul Auster and David Mazzuchelli
(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/0571226337.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Notes for a War Story was one of the best graphic novels I ever read. Of the two, I recommend it more just for the inspiring art which seems to have been done in watercolors. I would have bought it just for the art, but the story ended up actually being amazing and substantial as well.

City of Glass is just one of those books that screams classic the moment you are done with it. I would say storytelling-wise, you could probably use this in a class to teach narrative art. If I were a teacher, I would make it an assignment to read and study this masterpiece.

You can find both of these books on amazon.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Aug 22, 2008, 07:51 AM
(http://emeraldcitycomics.net/comics/trencher1.jpg)
Trencher
I found this in the dollar bin and almost shat a brick. Way back in 90's, I bought a shitty comic and found an advertisement in the back for Trencher and have wanted to read it ever since. its pretty over-stylized and the digital fonts are horrid but you can tell the dude just loved drawing each page. check out the grunged out image logo on the left.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Aug 22, 2008, 03:31 PM
Dude, that's Keith "Lobo" Giffen.  The man's a legend.  I really dug his Heckler series way back in the day... it's probably also in the quarter bins now.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Snakemeat on Aug 24, 2008, 01:32 PM
 Sure would like to read anything but the first DMZ. It's a plan yeah.
beleive or not; Kishimoto's Naruto volumes 17-2o are what I've Had my face nuts on ast of late.

Psht-Library mulanomics for yah.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: electricpanda on Aug 25, 2008, 05:29 AM
On an less-published side, Sarah Ellerton's art never stops my jaw dropping.

(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/8509/212lk8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Plus she does five of these a week. As a hobby.

From The Phoenix Requiem (http://requiem.seraph-inn.com/).
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Aug 27, 2008, 04:20 PM
I've been busy falling in love with the Hernandez Brothers' work... am currently reading this:
(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa77/psykofishie/palomar.jpg)
I also liked Gilbert's Sloth. His Chance in Hell was really abstract, but I enjoyed that, too..
Only book of Jaime's that I've found is Ghost of Hoppers, but I'm keeping an eye out for more of course..
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Sep 11, 2008, 05:48 PM
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/ts2.0
Look who's at the top right!

Been reading Hawaiian Dick books recently, really good pulp slightly noirish mysteries, set in pre-state Hawaii:
http://www.hawaiiandick.com
(http://www.hawaiiandick.com/images/HDTLR_cvr_website.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Sep 14, 2008, 07:04 PM
I read the Wanted comic, but I'm not sure why.  It was clear from issue 2 the thing was going to be crap, but I kinda wanted to see just how bad it got.  Trust me, don't waste your time on the comic, just watch the movie instead.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Sep 15, 2008, 07:47 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61JJLObAvJL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
if i dont get my hands on a copy of this i am going to shit all over the place!
(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/anime/045.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Robosockmonkey on Sep 15, 2008, 09:21 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61JJLObAvJL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
if i dont get my hands on a copy of this i am going to shit all over the place!
(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2008/anime/045.jpg)



I totally want this now, I own the movie version and until now that is all I thought it was.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Sep 21, 2008, 11:49 AM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/391245731_4f36281b13.jpg?v=0)

I wish Kevin Huizenga would put out more collections, but as far as I know this is the only one.  Curses is a collection of some of his numerous short stories.  He uses a deceptively simple style, but he really understands comics as a medium, and some of the things he's saying really makes you think.  This is pretentious art-comics at its best.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Sep 28, 2008, 09:02 PM
i went on a spree today. came to a crazy figure i had no business really spending actually. but i did.
(http://www.majorspoilers.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06a/previews2008_ship09sept_webart/kickdrumcomix01_cov.jpg) (http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/518/madman10hg2.jpg) (http://www.majorspoilers.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05a/dcAugust2008/03superman/ASSM-Cv12_solicit.jpg)
(http://www.boingboing.net/Picture%204-71.jpg) (http://www.slough.gov.uk/libraries/images/recommended/globalfreqdetonradio.jpg) (http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-comics-2007/3303-1.jpg)
technically i guess that last one is more art book but i grew up on art adams' x-men comics. i really like his style a lot. can't go wrong with monkeys & godzilla all over the place.

my wallet says ugh but my brain knows it's right.


-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Sep 28, 2008, 10:10 PM
(http://www.psphyper.com/images/pix_071102_ippo_b01.jpg)

Hajime No Ippo. I had my doubts as the thing is 800 chapters and still going strong but 2 weeks later I'm up to chapter 417 and can't stop. It's truly a masterpiece when it comes to action and I highly recommend it to anyone. I never thought battle scenes could make me cry.

http://www.onemanga.com/Hajime_no_Ippo/

I don't normally link where to read stuff illegally but I highly doubt it will ever get licensed since it's 800+ chapters, isn't in Shonen Jump, and doesn't have much marketability over here.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Sep 29, 2008, 10:08 AM
I've read all 800+ chapters of Hajime No Ippo, it is masterful, very much worth the read.

The jokes can be pretty childish occasionally and that can grate on my nerves because it is obvious pandering to the shonen crowd, but the story and art improving over the course of the series is great and it's really involving to read from start to finish.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Sep 29, 2008, 10:27 AM
The anime is just as good.

and yes, the fight scenes make me cry (almost).
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Freakconformist on Sep 29, 2008, 11:05 PM
Do web comics count? I can't afford paper comics anymore.  :'(
I have a list of favorites that I check on every week or so.
www.dominic-deegan.com
www.thedreamlandchronicles.com
www.girlgeniusonline.com
www.drunkduck.com/Charby_the_Vampirate
www.rhjunior.com/totq

All great free comics that people should check out. That is if web comics aren't the "enemy" or something. <_<
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: j.allen on Sep 29, 2008, 11:30 PM
All the scott pilgrims again. X force, Allstar Batman and Robin, Invincible Ironman, Robots vs Zombies vs Amazons, Robo Duro, Supermarket for the 5th time.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrimsonViper38 on Oct 06, 2008, 12:06 PM
for class
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SJZPYFD1L._SL500_.jpg) (http://christophervalin.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/sandman.jpg)
pretty good
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Oct 06, 2008, 12:38 PM
(http://img.onemanga.com/mangas/00002112/000071322/002-003.jpg)

Link for size (http://img.onemanga.com/mangas/00002112/000071322/002-003.jpg)


Bakuman.

A manga about two kids making manga.

Same artist as Death Note.

Fantastic start to what looks like it is going to be a fantastic series.

Buy it if you can find it, until you can find it it is available online on scanlation sites.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Belledraco on Oct 06, 2008, 06:08 PM
You're reading Sandman for class?! Oh, I am so jealous... What class is it for?

*sacrifices her sister to the god that is Neil Gaiman*
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Oct 06, 2008, 06:46 PM
You're reading Sandman for class?! Oh, I am so jealous... What class is it for?

*sacrifices her sister to the god that is Neil Gaiman*

At my college we haven't gotten to read Sandman but we have a few classes where Watchmen is part of the required reading and is hilarious seeing it amongst the school textbooks
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Belledraco on Oct 06, 2008, 09:46 PM
One of my humanities classes had a big pink storybook version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as required reading. That was fun!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Oct 09, 2008, 04:18 PM
heh-hem
comicsenextincion.blogspot.com/search/label/GIRAUD%20%28Jean%29 ( via brandon graham's lj (http://royalboiler.livejournal.com/) ) good stuff there to be seen.

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Oct 09, 2008, 04:23 PM
(http://animephreak.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/nana.jpg)

been catching up and girling out on Nana even though I want to punch Ai Yazawa and her valt full of money in the face for never drawing backgrounds
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: michaelharris on Oct 10, 2008, 06:27 PM
I just read Punisher kills the marvel universe. its so sexy
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: fishbot on Oct 10, 2008, 06:58 PM
just read black cherry. i enjoyed it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Oct 13, 2008, 08:49 PM
heh-hem
comicsenextincion.blogspot.com/search/label/GIRAUD%20%28Jean%29 ( via brandon graham's lj (http://royalboiler.livejournal.com/) ) good stuff there to be seen.

-J

o -  o
I.. I have to go draw.....
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Nino on Oct 15, 2008, 02:16 AM
WOW thank you for that great suggestion on Hajime No Ippo....I have read 35 chapters now and I just can't stop...it is truely a masterpiece  ;D

EDIT: hahahaha i just read this and this totally made my day :D :D
(http://img42.onemanga.com/mangas/00000016/00000036/ippo_vol-05_049.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: kitetsu on Oct 15, 2008, 05:21 AM
Just finished reading whatever was available of Yakitate! Japan. Craziest shit I've ever read since Even a Monkey can draw Manga.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Oct 15, 2008, 12:55 PM
I dunno how much McCloud-hate there is, but I read a little bit of Zot, and found it exceptionally enjoyable.

(http://www.andrew3d.com/images/Finished/Zot/Zot_cvr.jpg)

Begin with the second-start, I think it's better than the first one.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jake on Oct 15, 2008, 07:33 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OU3d2zd8L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Brandon on Oct 22, 2008, 12:02 AM
(http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/8969/appleqs0.jpg)
I'm re-reading Appleseed book 3. It's fucking good. Shirow is one of my favorate dudes to ever lay out a page
but going over it now at 31 I'm picking up so much ish I missed at 15, or whatever I was when I was memorizing it.

I have a theory that right wing stuff makes the best action (predator is my staple for that)
Sometimes Shirow seems almost like a facist.
I wonder if the dude would enjoy living in a police state.
There's all the weird shit like Deunans mom was killed by
black supremisists while vacationing to SF for acting like a whitey. Which is kind of odd.

But good stuff none the less.
and I'm listening to lots of Willam gibson books on tape while I draw but I dunno if that counts.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Oct 22, 2008, 12:38 AM
There is the most intriguing new webcomic that i've been reading called "Monster Commute." It's about two monsters stuck in an endless commute to work.

http://steamcrow.com

(http://steamcrow.com/comics/2008-09-16-nice-car.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: JoshuaEliGilley on Oct 22, 2008, 04:21 PM
recently finished,

(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8535/51yzv0hwzvlss500ei4.jpg)

It was bad ass,
amazing inks and washes in the art, and good writing.
some of the layouts/panel compositions Mike Huddleston did in this book are some of the coolest i've ever seen.

http://http://www.amazon.com/Coffin-Phil-Hester/dp/1929998163
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Oct 24, 2008, 08:10 AM
Skim
(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa77/psykofishie/skim2.jpg)
(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa77/psykofishie/skim1.jpg)
it's pretty.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Oct 24, 2008, 08:14 AM
skim is rad.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Oct 24, 2008, 08:33 AM
That looks beautiful, I'm going to have to pick that up
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on Oct 24, 2008, 02:25 PM
I picked up Skim at SPX. Beautiful work!

Also: Venice Chronicles by Enrico Cassarosa http://enricocasarosa.com/wordpress.1/ (http://enricocasarosa.com/wordpress.1/). Just got my copy and its gorgeous.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2110/2659037685_ef752457e4.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: E.W. Schneider on Nov 05, 2008, 02:24 PM
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3875/10157400x600vl7.jpg)

GET IT.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Nov 05, 2008, 07:31 PM
The Coffin is great.  It totally got me hooked on both Huddleston and Hester.

Definitely check out The Wretch (http://www.amazon.com/Wretch-One-Everyday-Doomsday/dp/0943151686/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225942239&sr=8-2) books if you want some Hester hilarity with your awesome.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Nov 05, 2008, 11:03 PM
I picked up Skim at SPX. Beautiful work!

Also: Venice Chronicles by Enrico Cassarosa http://enricocasarosa.com/wordpress.1/ (http://enricocasarosa.com/wordpress.1/). Just got my copy and its gorgeous.


AUGH, GOOD CHOICE ANDRE, I'm slowly reading it too and just, the next time I go on a big trip I am going to make sure I am set up to do something like that (not that I shouldn't have been inclined when I first read through Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson http://www.amazon.com/Carnet-Voyage-Travel-Journal-Thompson/dp/1891830600 (http://www.amazon.com/Carnet-Voyage-Travel-Journal-Thompson/dp/1891830600)), okay I tried to do something like this in Paris but oof. Venice Chronicles is so beautiful it's actually made me break out my inks and watercolors again.



I also just read We Can Still Be Friends by Mawil
(http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/images/2008/April/24/GN4528.jpg)
http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&products_id=44887 (http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&products_id=44887)
Mawil is becoming one of my favourite new european artists. His style is just so loose and carries the right amount of emotion for his books. I have his first English-print, Beach Safari, as well, but I'm liking this new one more since I was actually so into it, COME ON MAWIL YOU'LL GET THE NEXT GIRL. WHAT, NO??? WHAT THE HELL WOMEN. He goes through 4 attempts at love, and you never really feel that it's simply a pity party with a witty and humourous undertone he has to his storytelling (this particular set being him regailing his drinking buddies of his love woes). And god I love his play with panelling!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Nov 08, 2008, 09:14 AM
Jeph Loeb is just about the worst thing that could have happened to the Ultimate Universe
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrimsonViper38 on Nov 09, 2008, 01:56 AM
quite a coincidence
borrowed from a friend for just this weekend
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/52/Batman_thelonghalloween.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Nov 14, 2008, 07:46 PM
well you've probably heard of all these before, buuut..

(http://www.fantagraphics.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/bookcover_blab16.jpg)
Blab!, annual Fantagraphics anthology of short comics, illustrations, prose, and stuff.

(http://i.newsarama.com/images/SpiegelmanBREAKDOWNS.jpg)
Breakdowns, a re-issue of a collection of some of Art Speigelman's work.

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestselling-comics-2007/3941-1.jpg)
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Kim Deitch. I've also read Alias the Cat and just picked up Shadowlands.

I've also been reading Akira, and it's been slow-going.. I just finished #4 where it's starting to get interesting, but I sure hope the end blows me out of the water.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Nov 25, 2008, 07:41 PM
Charest's Space Girl (http://spacegirl.travischarestgallery.com/?issue=01)

Sean T. Collins' Destructor:
Croc Town (http://www.topshelfcomix.com/ts2.0/croctown/1)
Island Prison (http://www.topshelfcomix.com/ts2.0/destructor_prison/1)

Oh. and RASL & Casanova

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Dec 03, 2008, 12:10 PM
i really need to own this:
(http://www.boingboing.net/bottomless-belly-button.jpg)
its 720 pages long and is the size of a brick. apparently the story takes place over 6 hours.
http://www.dashshaw.com/bottomless.html (http://www.dashshaw.com/bottomless.html)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Corny on Dec 03, 2008, 07:09 PM
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3875/10157400x600vl7.jpg)

GET IT.

GOT IT.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jack on Dec 03, 2008, 09:21 PM
i really need to own this:
(http://www.boingboing.net/bottomless-belly-button.jpg)
its 720 pages long and is the size of a brick. apparently the story takes place over 6 hours.
http://www.dashshaw.com/bottomless.html (http://www.dashshaw.com/bottomless.html)


The parts I read of it were pretty rad, but I can't even think of Dash Shaw without remembering James' stories about him.


"Mr. Miller, do you listen to Radiohead?"
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Dec 04, 2008, 01:05 AM
haha, can you elaborate?

i mean hes probably an awkward dude, but his comics are ballsy.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jack on Dec 04, 2008, 07:32 PM
Hahaha man I don't want to tell someone else's stories or shit...

Apparently Brandon Graham and Frank Miller were locked in this old school gentelmanly conversation in a bar one time and out of nowhere Dash Shaw walks up and goes "Mr. Miller, do you listen to Radiohead?" and Frank Miller just stands up and walks out of the bar without a word.

(If I got that wrong don't let me get away with it, please tear me a new asshole.)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chair on Dec 04, 2008, 10:18 PM
i really need to own this:
(http://www.boingboing.net/bottomless-belly-button.jpg)
its 720 pages long and is the size of a brick. apparently the story takes place over 6 hours.
http://www.dashshaw.com/bottomless.html (http://www.dashshaw.com/bottomless.html)


Oof I just read it, it's so good, I've been itching to get it since... months ago but I couldn't find it in Canada until now (I don't know why I didn't buy it in the States/Europe durp). It's like some sort of awkward, but more obscene, character-driven Wes Anderson film, well it definitely has that feel. I recommend it highly, it's pretty engaging and I had a hard time putting it down. Once I finished it I wanted to read it again but read select spots and was like wow some of this shit is personally fucked-up, dang yo! I'll definitely put it aside and read it again when it's not still fresh in my mind.

I don't know where you heard it takes place over six hours, days definitely pass in the book. It's over a weekend or something.

And heck the binding and book itself are most lovely printed!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Dec 05, 2008, 10:20 AM
awesome!

also: i pray that the radiohead/frank miller story is not true. i have to.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Nibbles on Dec 06, 2008, 06:57 AM
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/400/10/10686.jpg)
http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/10-686/Fafhrd-and-the-Gray-Mouser

Well, actually I'm re-reading the original four issues from '91 that I usually keep hoarded under my bed.  I wish there were more of them.  I've got all the Fritz Lieber novels too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Dec 06, 2008, 01:30 PM
(http://sigmatestudio.com/images/pride.jpg)

Picked this up today, it's gorgeous
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Dec 08, 2008, 10:10 PM
(http://sigmatestudio.com/images/pride.jpg)

i like it when the giraffe's face goes kablooey. henrichon's real good.

... speaking of faces going kablooey: Gunnm / Battle Angel Alita

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/Chapter_4ba06-148.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/Chapter_4ba06-149.jpg)

everyone kept telling me how great it was & i never checked in to it. and now i did & i've been seriously missing out.

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Nibbles on Dec 09, 2008, 06:03 AM
My husband and I named our daughter Alita.  Mostly because it's a latin derivative of 'Wing' and our last name is Wingfield, but also, just a tiny bit, named after this manga.  :D  It is one of my favorites.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Dec 09, 2008, 08:02 AM
haha nice. that & it does sound a lot better than 'gally'

although i just started last order & it's a pain because a lot of the names weren't changed & it took me a while to figure out what was supposed to be what. oh well.

-J
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jack on Dec 09, 2008, 09:30 AM
Wow, Alita Wingfield is at  least one of the best names anyone has ever had. She's totally going to be a superhero when she grows up. Rad parenting!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Dec 09, 2008, 10:33 AM
But that means you and your husband are going to die all dramatically
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Dec 09, 2008, 11:42 AM
it's ok, badass kid always worth it
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Nibbles on Dec 09, 2008, 03:57 PM
Hah my family is already full of mutants. 

My Mom is 64 year old lady, itty bitty 4 foot 10 inches, 90 to 100 lbs, smokes like a chimney (yet the doctor can't tell--she's that healthy) and yet somehow up till last year took care of her bed ridden mother who weighed 350 lbs lifting her unassisted multiple times throughout the day.

There's myself--a few years ago I was in a motorcycle accident and the doctors insisted x-raying my entire body... they didn't find any current breaks, just a whole lot of old ones that had healed wrong... The most impressive being my pelvis.  And you know what?  I never knew that they were broken.  And my most recent break was just this August, I fell down the last two steps here at the apartment while holding the baby.  Broke my ankle.  By the next day it looked like I was trying to smuggle plums under my skin, and the bone poked out weirdly.  Didn't hurt a bit.  Even when walking on it.  I've not gone to the doctor about it, though it still looks a bit funny.  I don't think I feel pain quite the same way everyone else does--give me road rash and I'm a whiny little bitch, bones though, no big deal.

And then there's my twin brother (who tells me I'm insane for not going to the doc about the ankle) who heals like he muther f^&*ing WolverineI'm serious, he gets all these injuries at work--he got a three inch slash that was two inches deep one freaking centimeter from his renal artery in his back, it bled for three hours, no stitches, healed completely in less than a week.  OR the time he crushed his finger, an injury in a normal person that would have required amputation was better in a month.  Heck, his healing factor was documented as 'anomalous' back when we were two by the doctors at Parkland Burn Center in Dallas.  He's in the history books there. 

Not to mention all the car accidents that he's walked away from, 47 of them, all of them the cars were totaled, some of them other people died.  Or horribly maimed, in one case my brother was sitting in the back seat of his friend's hatchback, the car was packed, it was one of those country back roads around Larue, they were going too fast (and were probably high), and it was wet.  You can guess what happened.  Everyone was wearing a seat belt but my brother, and the guy next to him was somehow thrown from the the car and lost his face.  Everyone else suffered injuries of one kind or another, except my bro who got off without a single scratch.

Far as I know, there's nothing odd about my Mom's siblings, and my other siblings seem to be normal--though my eldest brother takes enough heroin to kill an elephant seal, and my sister is a former runway model, they're normal... I think.


Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Dec 09, 2008, 04:47 PM
How can one person be in 47 car accidents?? D:>
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Dec 09, 2008, 04:49 PM
Wow and I thought I had it bad when it came to car luck D: I've only totalled 2, 1 from getting hit by a semi and the other from a 7 car pileup
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Nibbles on Dec 09, 2008, 05:16 PM
In nearly all of those accidents, he was the passenger, not the driver.  And it started when he was 13 and didn't really stop till we were 23.  So, 4.7 accidents a year on average.  Also there was one stretch were he was 19 and working on the oil rigs in Fairfield (a three hour drive) and his lunatic ex-wife wanted him home every evening so she could go out and party--he fell asleep behind the wheel and wrecked his car, then he fell asleep behind the wheel of the rental car two days later, then another, and another one after that before the crazy bitch got the point and let him sleep at the rig.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: ronin-soul on Dec 13, 2008, 04:13 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1591166454.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
This comic is fucking amazing; this is why Matsumoto is my favorite comic creator.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Astro Sean on Dec 20, 2008, 04:16 PM
I just finished reading Watchmen. The storyline honestly changed my perspective on writing/scripting.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/CrackRockSteady7/watchmen_MED.gif)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Dec 25, 2008, 11:58 AM
I got Watchmen for my birthday, then Bottomless Belly Button for Christmas. I finished Belly Button within a few hours, and it was amazing. I've gotten through the first chapter of Watchmen ad it is great so far. It's very easy to miss important details in it though.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kumaru on Dec 26, 2008, 10:57 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/kursaursa/l25500200833_7366.jpg)

http://www.i-live-here.com/ (http://www.i-live-here.com/)

Four books in one, each dealing with social issues in different countries, Chechnya (war), Mexico (globalization), Burma (ethnic cleansing), and Malawila (aids). 


And yessssss more people read Bottomless Bellybutton read it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: King_Pong on Dec 27, 2008, 09:33 PM
(http://www.popcultureshock.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/forever-nuts1.jpg)

A selected collection of comics from the first few years of Mutt and Jeff.  Some comics are astoundingly funny and remind me a lot of the humor of maybe Achewood.  Other strips I've reread over and over, and I still have no idea what the hell is going on.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Nino on Dec 28, 2008, 06:21 AM
(http://images-jp.amazon.com/images/P/184023492X.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Tank Girl #1 & #2

I love Jamie Hewlett's work in Tank Girl & Gorillaz :D


Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Dec 29, 2008, 06:10 AM
I've been on an Old School kick for awhile.  Tons of older books and Manga.

The Drunna Series:
(http://www.druuna.net/images/albums/1-3.jpg)
They are porn comics basically, but that dudes painting and cross hatching is to die for.

Creepy/Eerie/Vampirella Comics Magazine:
(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/340/vampirellawarren01627fw0.jpg)
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6224/28612vh7.jpg
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/8051/vampirella022078zc4.jpg)

Some amazing art in these books, especially the Vampirella issues.  Reading this stuff makes me want to bring back Comics Magazines.  Those things were awesome.

And a bunch of other comics I'm still reading like Moebius' Blueberry comics, anything by Ryoichi Ikegami(except Wounded Man<blech> and Spiderman Z<ugh>) like Strain, Mai The Psychic Girl, and Sancuary(Thanks forthe Heads up Jing).  Been reading random Hellboy trades, along with various single issues of things.  Immortal Iron Fist is awesome.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: ronin-soul on Dec 29, 2008, 06:56 PM
I've been reading scans of Ping Pong by Taiyo Matsumoto- it was never translated here in America, so it's awesome that I can still read it online.  I normally hate sports comics, but this one is really impressive. Matsumoto somehow makes table tennis exciting, you'd think when a lot of the comic takes place on a small table, it would get boring, but it never does.

Next, I'll be reading Watchmen and GoGo Monster by Matsumoto as well.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Jan 03, 2009, 12:36 PM
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e360/revcruz/Sentimental0.jpg)

I was kind of underwhelmed by this, which I guess is understandable when you're comparing it to Blankets.  That comparison is part of what makes it interesting, though...the themes are pretty close to Blankets in some places, but the art and approach is pretty different.  Pick it up if you're into Craig Thompson, but otherwise skip it.

(http://avidbookreader.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/shortcomings-by-adrian-tomine.jpg)

This, on the other hand, was pretty good.  Not as amazing as some people seem to think, but very solid.  Tomine writes good dialogue and his characters are very believable.  I found myself sympathizing with the main character despite the fact that he is far from likable.  Recommended.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Jan 03, 2009, 01:48 PM
Chunky Rice is the BESTimo. It *is* a bit like a mini-Blankets, but it's really sweet. One of my favorites.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Jan 03, 2009, 08:17 PM
Really??  There's parts of it that I like (all of Solomon's flashbacks are great, and actually much more interesting than the Chunky/Dandel story) but I just felt like the overall narrative comes across as a bit flat.  I mean, it's a good comic, and it succeeds in conveying mood to a certain extent, but it just didn't grab me in the same way that something like Blankets did. 

But maybe that's just me.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Jan 04, 2009, 09:31 AM
Well.. I don't think it was meant to "grab", it was just meant to be a really simple story... nothing big and complex like Blankets.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Hiemie on Jan 04, 2009, 10:50 AM
I've been on an Old School kick for awhile.  Tons of older books and Manga.

The Drunna Series:
(http://www.druuna.net/images/albums/1-3.jpg)
They are porn comics basically, but that dudes painting and cross hatching is to die for.

Oh god his crosshatching is insane. I found this book in english at a yard sale. The plot actually isn't that bad. The comic still actually unnerves me though.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Omadhaun on Jan 04, 2009, 03:34 PM
(http://www.bdangouleme.com/upload/prix/couvertures/23deaf05db618e18c8fa2352707122bd-panier-de-singes-associatio.jpg)
I couldn't find the name of this in english, but it's a very interesting comic from Florent Ruppert and Jérôme Mulot, "Panier de singe".
It is kind of mean and has some jokes I'm not sure you're even allowed to laugh at. (Yet you do.) But the best thing about it is all the creative stuff like 3D-cube comics. It also sort of combines animation and comic, and is quite much fun to read.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Jan 05, 2009, 02:30 AM


Oh god his crosshatching is insane. I found this book in english at a yard sale. The plot actually isn't that bad. The comic still actually unnerves me though.

The book is kinda creepy.  The author puts himself into the story as the crazy doctor.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Elio on Jan 05, 2009, 08:30 AM
http://leonbeyondfacts.blogspot.com/ (http://leonbeyondfacts.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Jan 05, 2009, 04:15 PM
man, elio, i thought the facts were real at first, but when I was looking up info on "Cloud-Plex," I've started to become dubious.  :(
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jan 11, 2009, 09:18 AM
I just finished Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers of Victory.

It's glorious in scale and there's a great 'ah ha' moment every time a piece fits into the whole.  Frankenstein was my favorite mini-series by FAR, but the others were good too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Jan 11, 2009, 01:26 PM
Frankenstein was my favorite mini-series by FAR, but the others were good too.

my friend read it & told me there was some 'coming next time' thing where it was something like 'a soldier will die: will it be frankenstein?!' that's so dumb it's super awesome
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jan 11, 2009, 01:35 PM
It had that 'someone will die' at the end of all the books.

It's weird too, 'cause all of it ties into Final Crisis that's going on now... it's just cool to see some of the groundwork and hints from he had in place back then coming around again now.  The Mister Miracle stuff especially ties into the current Final Crisis stuff, if anyone's reading that.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: rabbitrabbit on Jan 14, 2009, 05:13 PM
Chunky Rice is one of my favorites, too.  =D 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Jan 17, 2009, 08:49 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/20/TintinSoviets.jpg/250px-TintinSoviets.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_NuTqFPkA-_s/SBVkaYV6N9I/AAAAAAAAAck/TXsio21U0vs/s200/tintin+car+01.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: QtRNevermore on Jan 18, 2009, 12:03 PM
http://www.freakangels.com/ (http://www.freakangels.com/)

(http://www.freakangels.com/comics/FA0007-1.jpg)

because warren ellis is god.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: schupfnudel on Jan 18, 2009, 03:47 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lROlrb55L.jpg)

Takehiko Inoue is my god T.T I'm actually reading Vol. 29 but didn't find a pic for that and I'm too lazy to scan. Damn I never thought that guy would return as a ghost :o Sweet =B
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: MaiMai on Jan 18, 2009, 04:09 PM
(http://z.about.com/d/manga/1/0/X/P/-/-/HoneyAndClover2_500.jpg)

I'm usually for more action packed comics, but the characterization is absolutely INSANE. Backgrounds are sorta meh, but character expressions are the best. Perfect combo of bittersweet emotions and comedy-- what else you could you ask for from a manga about art students? XD
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 18, 2009, 10:05 PM
Yessss Honey and Clover is wonderful
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: MaiMai on Jan 18, 2009, 11:16 PM
Hee, glad you think so. I'm a sucker for really developed or deep characters and Umino gives it all by the truckload. The comedy is like the fries on the side.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Bilious on Jan 19, 2009, 09:29 AM
Currently, I'm following Hellboy and BPRD and all variations there of (YEAH LOBSTER JOHNSON!), Linda Medley's Castle Waiting (GIRL POWER YEAH!), and Fables and Jack of Fables (Fables is much better, but hey, gotta get the whole franchise rockin')

I've recently finished all of Sandman, still working on Watchmen and Black Dossier and V for Vandetta... DAMN THOSE LONG WINDED DENSE COMICS. I keep being distracted by Hellboy's POW BLAM SPLAT! I used to be obsessed with Uncanny X-men but then that run stopped or something and I fell out of the Marvel superhero fad.

I could keep going, I read a lot, but thems my favorites.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Omadhaun on Jan 19, 2009, 10:36 AM
http://www.freakangels.com/ (http://www.freakangels.com/)

because warren ellis is god.

OH YES! Friday is my favourite day.

Oh, and this one was pure gold:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/DesolationJones1.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Bilious on Feb 05, 2009, 03:58 PM
OH. EM. GEE. I JUST FINISHED READING WATCHMEN.

Ffffffffff if that doesn't inspire you to comic your heart out I don't know what will. One day I will meet Alan Moore and casually drink his brain juices to absorb his amazing.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: fowlie on Feb 05, 2009, 04:42 PM
Don't get trapped in his mane.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/Alan_Moore.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Feb 05, 2009, 07:17 PM
my my what a dashingly handsome fellow

I already mentioned the first part of the ongoing Umbrella Academy series much much earlier in this thread but.....
well Umbrella Academy is still shaping up quite nicely with it's latest installment Umbrella Academy: Dallas
(http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/images/previews/dh/1208/UADAL-2.jpg)
Story by GERARD WAY and Art GABRIEL BÁ
http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/15-604/The-Umbrella-Academy-Dallas-1-of-6

the story is getting quite good with more than enough mysteries slowly unfolding to keep the reader involved as the main story arc continues to develop....

and if my word isn't good enough than the last instalment winning three eisners might be....go read these book monkeys!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mechanical on Feb 06, 2009, 03:18 PM
I got a coupon for my school store today... so I ran and bought Absolute Watchmen.  It is easily the heaviest book I own.
I take forever to get through a page because of all the pretty colors~
seriously it is amazing

I also got rice boy for my birthday last month and read it for the third or fourth time I can't remember

also reading bone here and there, I was surprised because I had seen the rat monsters in an issue of highlights kids magazine when I like 8 or something and freaked when I saw them in the comic 10 years later, I had no idea where they were from
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Bilious on Feb 06, 2009, 03:56 PM
Don't get trapped in his mane.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/Alan_Moore.jpg



FFFFFFFFFF that man is so glorious. He is Jesus look at that D:
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Feb 09, 2009, 02:47 PM
so to continue to rave about comics I have already raved about........

Elephantmen

this is an awesome awesome comic with great art and a developing storyline that is turning into somthing that is fun and a damn good read all spun off from the series HipFlask

(http://www.spiritualtoxin.com/EL14p01.jpg)

(http://www.spiritualtoxin.com/EL14p04-5.jpg)

(http://www.spiritualtoxin.com/EL14p09.jpg)


written by Richard Starkings with art by Moritat and a number of other artists that you have never ever heard of.....like this guy doing the colours
(http://www.spiritualtoxin.com/EL14p04-5b.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Feb 10, 2009, 06:37 AM
that's awesome, gabe. not that you'll see me saying so anytime soon, but still. awesome!

i went on a buying spree. and i'm pouring through & reading slowly. highlights thus far (pulling images from all over the place so i hope they show):

(http://www.adhousebooks.com/books/images/cvrs/BOOKS/AD_MESMO_DELIVERYlo.jpg)
Mesmo Delivery (http://www.adhousebooks.com/books/mesmo.html)
i was killing myself trying to get a copy of it since it came out. luckily ivan brandon had put some out & i was able to pick one up. goddamn! it's good. the way the guy incorporates design into the story telling; it's nuts!
(http://www.onipress.com/images/books/onibk_352.jpg)
Crogan's Vengeance (http://www.onipress.com/display.php?type=bk&id=352)
not the kinda thing i'd generally be into but i really enjoyed this. the guy does a lot of research & uses a crazy family tree to set up awesome potential for further stories with all sorts of characters.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/JerseyGodsAllredBlue.jpg)
Jersey Gods (http://jerseygods.blogspot.com/)
kirby new gods style heroes & villains land in jersey. duke it out in the cherry hill mall. drawn by dan mcdaid who as an artist is quick & awesome, & beyond that, a really cool guy. there were some samples of it in popgun vol 2

and of course
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/SN_mini_cover.jpg)
Sushi Nachos! (http://astrobrain.blogspot.com/)
andre's story of an aspiring sushi chef working as a delivery boy & surviving alien attacks; with the awesome cityscapes & paints you'd expect

oh & the new scott pilgrim. the shiny one.

oh & a shitton of art & sketchbooks. cameron stewart, jim mahfood, takehiko inoue, & even a book full of storyboards, & animation keyframes from the first episodes of Gurren Lagann. i'd highly recommend that, only it's not a comic. so not in this thread. even though i just did.

and WHAT THE FUCK? 'oooh alan moore this... watchmen that' where's the love for dave gibbons? he's the one that made that shit work. AND he co-created Rogue Trooper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_Trooper)!
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/comics/images/strips/roguetrooper01.gif)
the man deserves at least some mention! s'all i'm sayin'
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jack on Feb 10, 2009, 07:19 AM
Rogue Trooper dickstomped Watchmen anyway, as did almost every 2000AD comic.

Stupid fucking Nemesis....stupid fucking Bisley era ABC Warriors....
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Feb 10, 2009, 10:21 AM
While crude, I found this to be most impressive.

http://fc30.deviantart.com/fs40/f/2009/037/c/5/about_DIGITAL_COMICS_by_Balak01.swf
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on Feb 10, 2009, 03:11 PM
Aw man thanks for the plug Jared!!

I am also enjoying Elephantmen. Good stuff. hehe
Looking forward to the Marian Churchland issues.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Red on Feb 11, 2009, 09:16 PM
CARL THE CAT THAT MAKES PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES BY JIM MAHFOOD

oh my god.

NSFW previews:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_NElExf4MO20/SWKTwTpMNUI/AAAAAAAAByk/TLVe4DCV4qs/s1600-h/1.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_NElExf4MO20/SWKTv2Y6izI/AAAAAAAAByc/6f4sp5fr_ag/s1600-h/2.jpg


it's just sex and violence for the sake of sex and violence.
I got him to sign it for me too <3
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: 4:00am on Feb 12, 2009, 09:41 AM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a364/ShrapnelGirl/GHITS-Cv1_solicit_medium.jpg)
Greatest hits


(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a364/ShrapnelGirl/01_16_08_30.jpg)
Dmz random Fire
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Feb 19, 2009, 08:51 PM
(http://www.comicsreporter.com/images/uploads/anywherebuthere_thumb.jpg)
(http://madinkbeard.com/images/miki.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_RJrUfIeghzE/SVGApMc4zDI/AAAAAAAAAKY/w8H1nKP3Aho/s320/treedrop.jpg)
etc.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: schupfnudel on Feb 21, 2009, 12:58 PM
I read Runaways collected edition 1-7 ...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ce/Run025covfin.jpg)

Wasn't too impressed. Cover art by Jo Chen is lovely though  :)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Feb 22, 2009, 10:21 AM
I had a very Vertigo week.  Was sick for much of it and did a lot of laying around reading comics.  Read four volumes worth of Ex Machina (taking some unexpected turns there, but still definitely a good book), volume 2 of Y the Last Man (I have no idea where this story is going, and that's a good thing), and the latest DMZ (whenever I get a new volume, it immediately goes to the front of my read pile).
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Feb 23, 2009, 11:23 PM
Just finished the compiled All Stars Batman and Robin by Frank Miller and Jim Lee, the one that spawned "I'm the Goddamn Batman."

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/thumb/f/f1/All-Star_Batman_2A.jpg/300px-All-Star_Batman_2A.jpg)

It's definitely a trip to read, and not the Batman people are used to, but I'm not going to say it's bad just because of that. I found it pretty enjoyable, worth reading for sure.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mr. robot on Feb 24, 2009, 07:33 PM
Pi, I read a bit of All-Star B&R and it got me thinking about Miller's relationship with Batman... His Dark Knight Returns and Year One books were both instrumental in the movement towards a realistic, gritty Batman... which is now the one most clearly in popular consciousness, with these new Nolan movies. But now, with Dark Knight Strikes Again and All-Star, it seems like he's trying to go back in a campy direction, which is as big a part of the character's history as the gritty stuff. Maybe Frank Miller is the forecaster of pop culture's interpretation of Batman? Anyway I didn't read too much of All-Star because Jim Lee annoys me.

OOPS this is NOT the place to talk about this. Here's some good comics I've read recently:

(http://rice-boy.com/misc/AD.SKYCOLL72.jpg)
Skyscrapers of the Midwest, by Joshua Cotter.

Very strange and very beautiful book, about kids growing up in the midwest. There's some visual symbolism here of the sort I've hardly ever seen in comics. Art is densely-hatched, almost Crumbish.

(http://rice-boy.com/misc/STAR00070.jpg)
Any of you guys know Cerebus?

A self-published monthly by a usually two-person team that ran 300 issues, forming a single 6,000-page biography of the aardvark Cerebus in the world Estarcion. I'm on the third (of 12?) collected book; it's getting more and more heavily involved in political drama. I recommend giving the series a try, but be aware the first book is not nearly as good as the later ones...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Feb 24, 2009, 10:53 PM
Dammit, Evan, I hear from you so rarely I'll talk to you about anything ANYWHERE.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Feb 24, 2009, 10:59 PM
Cerebus is one of my all time favorites and biggest influences, it's a wonderful series. Sadly it really loses steam during Mothers and Daughters and I kind of started losing interest from Guys onward. I still do love Mothers and Daughters though, that whole saga is pretty great as is Church and State. The last few volumes are kind of meh but that's because you're just watching Cerebus wither away.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Monday on Mar 08, 2009, 12:36 PM
(http://static.flickr.com/55/131193123_e9e81eeee0.jpg)

Team Medical Dragon.

Since they haven't made a manga about House yet, this comes damn close ! TMD explores the ills of the medical institution and PUNCHES IT IN THE HEART !

and stitches it back up.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Mar 08, 2009, 07:16 PM
Yes I enjoy that manga as well. Another good medical manga is Saijou no Meii, which is about a pediatric surgeon.  But again, it's good with the medical details and they're pretty spot on (I help a group proofread it).  But there aren't too many chapters online yet.  Also, if anyone cares, it's made by the same team who made Yakitate!! Japan, although don't expect the same...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Mar 21, 2009, 06:35 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1560974273.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
The movie was good, too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Mar 22, 2009, 10:48 AM
I sent for a comic by the wonderful Ben Sea (http://plumpoyster.com/) a while ago and just recently got it. It is fantastic!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3083/3131884129_5da02f9576_o.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Snakemeat on Mar 26, 2009, 09:10 PM
Mr. Robot~ though I hav'nt had the where with all to get ahold of and read Much Cerrubus; I do own a signed by Dave Sims Cerebus Complete Buisiness Biography. T's like 150 fifty or more pages of magnifying glass small print hell on how to make it in self publishing ( or how he made it anyways). He wrote and distributed it himself.

 As for what I've been reading lately well this is top Acorn! And though his name sounds like a excruciatingly lengthy childbirthing; its is everything I like in a good comic. It even has an effortlessness to it that I am going to strive to emulate in my own work. Very relaxing and entertaining to read. It even welled me up Emotionally, twice. I left the creator a comment: he should wrap it up right there at pg141 and sell it as a Graphic Novel. I'd be honored to own one.

 ShiLongPang (http://www.shilongpang.com/?page=1)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Timo on Mar 27, 2009, 10:14 AM
I just borrowed blankets from someone, but I haven't started reading it yet.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qyzex on Mar 27, 2009, 10:24 AM
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/object/143/14320250/bad-dog-1_cover-artboxart_160w.jpg)

Bad Dog - It's about a werewolf bounty hunter. Funny stuff


(http://api.ning.com/files/C2hqjgf-4STyWvLU00IGHqTkJlQ9EiMorDicmhCGBsPkRNNh9iHq8QCywm-ZmnhEn2aR*bSrUFgc4sp7tuz309UzBkJli6YC/300pxKickAss_Vol_1_2.jpg)

Kick-Ass - about a kid who decides to be a superhero, and gets his ass handed to him time and time again.


(http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/Umbrella%20academy%201%20cover.jpg)

Umbrella Academy: Dallas - The first run told the story of superhero kids who were given up for adoption, and taken in and raised to be nothing but the best. The Dallas run just continues the story.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Mar 27, 2009, 05:30 PM
(http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/object/143/14320250/bad-dog-1_cover-artboxart_160w.jpg)

Bad Dog - It's about a werewolf bounty hunter. Funny stuff


if it's about a werewolf, why'd they draw a bear?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Mar 27, 2009, 07:35 PM
Been rereading them since Viz started releasing them

(http://z.about.com/d/manga/1/0/h/c/-/-/Pluto1_500.jpg)

(http://z.about.com/d/manga/1/0/S/c/-/-/20thCenturyBoys1_500.jpg)

if you haven't read either I highly recommend both.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Mar 28, 2009, 12:27 AM
Marvel Boy, by Grant Morrison and JG Jones (that should be good enough, really)
(http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n24/n120401.jpg)

Marvel Boy is about Noh Varr, a Kree soldier from an alternate dimension who finds himself on/let loose upon Earth in the Marvel Universe. Basically a story about a hilariously snotty teenager rampaging against rampantly ridiculously Grant Morrison threats, its a good read and good fun.
PS He carves "FUCK YOU" into Manhattan in block-high letters with a giant laser.
The cosmic jihad begins now.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mechanical on Mar 30, 2009, 08:46 PM
succeeded in my second attempt to make it through the achewood archives haha.  my favorite arcs the are the dark ones like cartilage head and the transfer station, onstad does that shit so well

also I'm trying to get all of the dark horse dub of akira, only have the second one so far.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Sleezmeister on Apr 02, 2009, 08:36 PM
Lately Ive bought Secret Invasions variants and Teen Titans Year One but
I was also cleanin out my closet and found alot of my comics that Im now rereading like:
Madman
Runaways
Sin City
Disgaea 2
Fallen Son: The Death Of Captain America
Shadowpact
I Cant Believe Its Not Justice League
Marvel 1602
The New Avengers
Teen Titans
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Apr 06, 2009, 03:47 PM



Doctor Doom and The Masters of Evil Mini-Series
(http://i44.tinypic.com/5p26ac.jpg)
a great romp of epic proportions with some of Marvel's best of the worst


Destroyer
(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/40/726612-destroyerteaser03_super.jpg)
what do I have to spell everything out for you?!......the guy in the rubber mask is punching thru a guy's head.....it ain't like you are gonna need CliffNotes




GO BUY THESE COMICS..........AND THEN READ THEM.





Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 06, 2009, 04:38 PM
LOL I think it's funny that everyone on that Masters of Evil miniseries cover except for Dr. Doom himself, is basically a Spiderman villain.  But hey he's got some of the more memorable ones.  I'll have to look into that though, it looks awesome.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qyzex on Apr 06, 2009, 05:08 PM
I have soooo many comics to read right now. My friend got me 20 gigs of comics over the weekend I barely know where to start.


(http://www.comicbooknews.us/IMGs/imagecomics/i_kill_giants.jpg)

Just got done reading I Kill Giants. A Tale of a girl who is trying to prevent giants from coming, but she's the only one that can see fairies and creatures and such, so everyone else thinks she's insane.

(http://www.poppolitics.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/lastman.jpg)

Basically about the last man on earth. Very fuckin' good.

and then after reading that, I have no idea what to start on next. Probably Astonishing X-men, or something.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Apr 06, 2009, 07:15 PM
I have soooo many comics to read right now. My friend got me 20 gigs of comics over the weekend I barely know where to start.

Don't forget to buy stuff!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Twisted on Apr 06, 2009, 09:13 PM
I dunno, of late, I've enjoyed to indulge on some light humor such as;
Shugo Chara!
Ouran Host Club
Nana

Has any got any recommendations for something humorous that has substance such as Ouran Host Club?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qyzex on Apr 06, 2009, 11:31 PM
I have soooo many comics to read right now. My friend got me 20 gigs of comics over the weekend I barely know where to start.

Don't forget to buy stuff!

No worries! I bought about 30 or so comics over the weekend as well :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Apr 07, 2009, 11:52 AM
LOL I think it's funny that everyone on that Masters of Evil miniseries cover except for Dr. Doom himself, is basically a Spiderman villain.  But hey he's got some of the more memorable ones.  I'll have to look into that though, it looks awesome.

comic geek moment

it's not funny....it's the Sinister Six......each issue Doom hooks up with a different group...(..Issue 2 has The Circus of Crime.....Issue 3 has Baron Zemo and his 'Masters of Evil')....with other cameos or appearances from Dorramu, Blaastar, Doc Strange....etc

comic geek moments ends
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Apr 07, 2009, 04:26 PM
Ahhahahaha... underneath the bear-monster exterior, Wei's a comicbook geek just like the rest of us. :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Apr 09, 2009, 03:24 PM
Been laying around reading comics lately because I haven't been feeling well. Randomly felt like rereading the old Dragonball manga

(http://img2.isoshu.com/cover/manga/L/1Dragonball.jpg)

Forgot how much I loved it
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrimsonViper38 on Apr 09, 2009, 08:48 PM
(http://api.ning.com/files/C2hqjgf-4STyWvLU00IGHqTkJlQ9EiMorDicmhCGBsPkRNNh9iHq8QCywm-ZmnhEn2aR*bSrUFgc4sp7tuz309UzBkJli6YC/300pxKickAss_Vol_1_2.jpg)

Kick-Ass - about a kid who decides to be a superhero, and gets his ass handed to him time and time again.

Soon to be starring Nicholas Cage
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mechanical on Apr 11, 2009, 05:49 PM
omgosh I've been reading webcomics

I forgot all about Bear and Kitten but rediscovered it, I think it's pretty hilarious
(http://pics.livejournal.com/atramonster/pic/0000bw5t) (http://www.south20th.com/)

Patches (http://www.hingos.com/patches/index.php)
(http://pics.livejournal.com/atramonster/pic/0000cq3x)

& I think everyone has already heard of
Abominable Charles Christopher
Horribleville (& other kc green comics)
Dr. Mcninja
A Softer World
Kate Beaton

and all those other webcomics with a tshirt page on topatoco d:


can anyone recommend any good batman comix for someone who has never actually read a batman comic? my school store has like a whole shelf of them...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Phill on Apr 11, 2009, 10:48 PM
Been reading a lot of already mentioned books in here. Namely Bone, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and Dick Tracy.


Looking for some suggestions on my next book to check up on.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Apr 12, 2009, 01:21 PM
jthm. for years i dismissed this as hot topic trash. it is actually quite good.
(http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/2935/jthm58ch.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 16, 2009, 05:38 PM
Wow I actually never knew that Go Nagai had done a manga adaptation of Dante's Divine Comedy.  My favorite mangaka and my favorite book in one place.  And I admit that it is awesome.  He's always peppered his works with reference to Dante's material so I guess it was sort of obvious he'd this eventually.  I am in awe of the backgrounds.  It's all very detailed and lavish.  Apparently it was released in 1994. 
DANTE SHINKYOKU
Bleh, this page is probably a good example:
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/dante_shinkyoku/v01/c003/22.html
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 23, 2009, 05:14 PM
I've been reading this bizarre little series and the main character is very much reminiscent of a Void Character Ms. Moppit.  Basically Sumire 17!! is about a normal high school girl Sumire...whose actually a puppet controlled by a freaky older guy.  While everyone is very much conscious of the puppeteer, Sumire is completely oblivious and the old man never stops asserting that sumire is a 17 year old high school girl.  I think it's a very entertaining story and what's even funnier is that everyone's life actually improves from having the puppet around.  There's also a sequel Sumire 16 or something but I haven't read it. 
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4551/406363634809lzzzzzzzlu5.jpg)

Dorohedoro is another interesting title.  It's included in an underground manga anthology (meaning it's not shounen) and takes place in an odd world where humans are guinea pigs to powerful demon worshipping magic users.  The main character is a guy who woke up one day without memories of who he was and a lizard head.  He and his sexy female partner make a living by killing magic users who come over the dimensional divide while searching for the magic user who cast the spell on the main character that turned his head into a lizard head.  It's an interesting story and including some of the magic users form an interesting cast.  Often violent and darkly humorous. 

(http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/4999/dh01010ih7.jpg)

Zetman is basically more superhero-ish fare by self-proclaimed super batman fan Masakazu Katsura.  Jin who was raised as a homeless kid with his gramps has the mysterious power to become Zetman and battle the creatures known as Players.  As he learns about his past and those of the Players, another more Kamen Rider-ish superhero makes his debut.  Violence, sex, etc. 
(http://www.toriyamaworld.com/zetman/covers/zetman_cover_01.jpg)

Berserk.  Nuff said.

On the US side, I collect Deadpool, The Darkness and Invincible. 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Apr 23, 2009, 05:53 PM
let me preface this by saying i never in a million years thought i'd ever be reading Ghost Rider. ever.


DUDE! GHOST RIDER HAS BEEN AWESOME LATELY! from #33 (last issue):
(http://i.newsarama.com/images/GHOSTR033005_col.jpg)
(http://i.newsarama.com/images/GHOSTR033006_col.jpg)
(http://i.newsarama.com/images/GHOSTR033007_col.jpg)
jason aaron's been writing it & just doing whatever the fuck he wants & it's so ridiculous, it's amazing. and tony moore's drawing this new arc. it started by basically playing up the mantle/legacy deal but like, to the nth degree. it's hard to pick my favorite. between that soviet tank squad, the g-man & plucky irish kid sidekick, or the smokey & the bandit ones. the future ones are pretty rad too. it's really the only book the big two are doing right now that i care to read. 34 just came out yesterday & it actually made me not hate danny ketch. i mean really. he fights a demonic trucker & it's real neat.

i also picked up ivan brandon & nic klein's viking. didn't get a chance to sit down & read it yet but the art's really cool. i got to see a bit of it at NYCC but altogether in the final product, it's really badass.

and i had to order popgun 3, so i'm waiting to read that as well.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 23, 2009, 06:39 PM
I've always liked Ghost Rider but I haven;'t been following any of the new stuff but man...that is awesome.  A flaming soviet tank...kickass.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Apr 23, 2009, 07:07 PM
you would
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 23, 2009, 07:47 PM
Yes...I always seem to like the unpopular Marvel characters: Deadpool, Cloak and Dagger, Slingers, Man-Thing, Werewolf by Night, etc.   :'(
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jack on Apr 23, 2009, 11:12 PM
I like Deadpool more than any Marvel character ever. :(

HUX SCAN THE OTHER VERSIONS IN, I NEED TO SEE THE SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT ONE.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Apr 24, 2009, 06:30 AM
DUDE! GHOST RIDER HAS BEEN AWESOME LATELY!


that's because Tony Moore is fan-fucking-tastic
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Apr 28, 2009, 01:47 PM
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7681/billybat.jpg)

Billy Bat is Naoki Urasawa's (Monster/20th Century Boys/Pluto) latest and it's pretty fucking awesome so far.

Also reading one of his first works I never got the chance to check out, Yawara

(http://img241.imageshack.us/ifs/5629/img291/3/pz950afb0892178ku9.jpg)

it's soooooo 80s haha well it was from there
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 28, 2009, 02:12 PM
Dammit Angie, you beat me to the Billy Bat story.  Oh well, yeah it's awesome.  Takes place in the fifties-ish, sometime after the end of WW2 and the the start of the McCarthy Years to put a slight time frame on the story.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Apr 28, 2009, 03:04 PM
holy shit, i never thought i would see ghost rider as a fighter pilot. so cool.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Apr 29, 2009, 08:54 AM
HUX SCAN THE OTHER VERSIONS IN, I NEED TO SEE THE SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT ONE.

what do you think this is? scansdaily? those were on tony moore's blog.

speaking of which, he posted the first 6 pages of #34 (http://www.tonymooreillustration.com/2009/04/ghost-rider-34-preview-art.html) on there recently too. unfortunately, it cuts before the best drawn ghost rider transformation ever.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Apr 29, 2009, 06:24 PM
FUCK, it makes Ghostrider seem so cool!

Are any of these in trades yet?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Apr 30, 2009, 05:30 PM
this arc started last month with 33.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: 4:00am on Apr 30, 2009, 07:24 PM
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a364/ShrapnelGirl/01-1.jpg)

as always


(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a364/ShrapnelGirl/EMPOWERED_4_front___back_cover_by_A.jpg)

adam warren FTW
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Apr 30, 2009, 07:35 PM
god damn tony moore *orgasm*
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Phill on May 01, 2009, 02:57 AM
Recently after playing some Sly Cooper games while my battle was being voted on, I stumbled upon the company's website and found this comic for free!


http://www.suckerpunch.com/images/stories/comic1.zip


Awesome 24 page comic with some outstanding art and a great storyline. Best of all, it's free to download too! Their next game Infamous is looking to have some great artwork as well.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qyzex on May 01, 2009, 06:44 AM
I've read through it at least twice, and shown plenty of people already... but here

http://www.badkarmaproductions.com/jc/?p=35

Jesus Christ: In The Name Of The Gun

It's got great artwork and amazing writing. It just gets better with each page.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on May 01, 2009, 09:19 AM
didn't know so many people here liked tony moore. huh. yeah i always kind of liked his stuff but only because it sometimes seemed like a slightly rougher quicker version of art adams; with a lower ratio of mall hair chicks but less monkeys & godzillas. because let's face it: monkeys & godzillas rock!!

adam warren is awesome too. i read the first 2 volumes of empowered. it's pretty tight!

(http://www.popguncomics.com/pgv3ban2.jpg) (http://www.popguncomics.com/)
finally also got my copy of popgun 3 & got the chance to read through it some. i might be biased because he's on here & rad & all, but andre's strikes me as the real stand out. also really liked the stuff by nic klein (http://www.nic-klein.com/), ulises farinas (http://ulisesfarinas.com/) connor willumsen (http://connorwillumsen.blogspot.com/) & holy shit, finally looks like sam mackenzie (http://samsamsamsam.com/) got around to doing a damn comic!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mechanical on May 03, 2009, 05:51 PM
started & finished Y: the Last Man this weekend
getting into The Walking Dead
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on May 03, 2009, 07:21 PM
I've been into Chris Ware..... I think he might be insane? He draws such small panels, complex layouts and tiny, tiny details, and everything is so precise.... why would anyone do this?
(http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/issue9/images/realcomic_whitneyprevaricator1.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on May 03, 2009, 08:36 PM
chrisware is genius and psychotic
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Post by: webrynth on May 06, 2009, 07:11 AM
 Even though the name sounds like someone in a long bout of Birthing Labor Pain...
ShiLongPang.com (http://www.shilongpang.com) is a wonderfull run on a well researched History of Jzoulin Gong Fu_... and it even gripped me emotionaly-twice. I read it up to date in one day.

Also have read all the peices travis has put up here:SpaceGirl (http://spacegirl.travischarestgallery.com/?issue=01)

Other than That; the Comics I'm trying to find the time to read are pretty much, well, YOURS!
Now~Get to Work!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: demotyme on May 06, 2009, 02:43 PM
Anybody reading, or re-reading, Preacher? The cover are just awesome to look, and uh yea, the rest of the books good too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on May 31, 2009, 09:39 AM
(http://www.fantomcomics.com/Cable-promo-image.jpg)

(http://images.comicbookresources.com/solicits/marvelcomics/200802/previews/XFORCE_1_COV.jpg)

Maybe it's just because I was a fan of these characters and series back in the 90s, but I'm really enjoying the new X-Force and Cable books.

I'm not really a fan of Olivetti's art, but the story in Cable has me coming back to it each month.  X-Force on the other hand, it consistently good with insane action and shocks aplenty.  Currently, the two books have a crossover going that I can't wait to see the end of.  No matter what happens, I don't think it's going to be good for the characters, but is sure to be a fantastic story for the audience.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: rabbitrabbit on Jun 05, 2009, 10:11 AM
Recently after playing some Sly Cooper games while my battle was being voted on, I stumbled upon the company's website and found this comic for free!


http://www.suckerpunch.com/images/stories/comic1.zip


Awesome 24 page comic with some outstanding art and a great storyline. Best of all, it's free to download too! Their next game Infamous is looking to have some great artwork as well.


OMG, I've been looking for that comic!  A hard copy goes for hundreds of dollars, so I'd given up hope. 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrimsonViper38 on Jun 11, 2009, 02:42 AM
Bee Power
http://comicswithoutviolence.com/d/20080412.html
(http://comicswithoutviolence.com/comics/20080412.gif)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Jun 11, 2009, 12:59 PM

Man KC Green is the best.  I'm really digging his new Gunshow comic -- www.gunshowcomic.com
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jackster on Jun 14, 2009, 09:57 AM
(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/2348/plan9n.jpg)

I have no idea why I read this.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Yosai on Jun 18, 2009, 07:19 PM
Just read this and the original series, the original was fine, but I really like this one. Maybe it's the colors/ mood.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1563897571.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: ronin-soul on Jun 24, 2009, 12:26 AM
(http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/uzumaki%20001%20Junji%20Ito.jpg)
"Uzumaki" by Junji Ito
www.onemanga.com/Uzumaki/
All I can say is wow. This is definitely one of my new favorite comics. The superb art and equally mysterious and enticing story that accompany it make it a must read. The first two books of the tree book series do their job well as horror comics but the third is more of a departure and offers more of a psychological thriller or a mystery type continuation of the story. At first I was a bit upset by the change in pacing and genre, but I ended up loving all of it. The story is original, and really pulls you in quite quickly. It actually ends up to be quite touching. Ito's haunting visuals combine extremely well with his story, and some of the images stick with you even after finishing it. Also, the movie is pretty crappy, so don't get excited over it if you're looking forward to it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Jun 24, 2009, 07:22 AM
Uzumaki is one of the best things ever committed to paper.
(http://actionist.files.wordpress.com/2007/02/uzumaki.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jun 24, 2009, 09:48 AM
Yeah Junji Ito is great at horror. All of his shit is wicked disturbing, Uzumaki included.  When I finally reached the end, well the whole experience never left me.  Tomie is another good one and Gyo...Gyo's just kinda wierd as opposed to disturbing I think,the basic premise being 'fish with legs attack' sorta.  The movie adaptations of his stuff on the other hand, aren't nearly as well done.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Andre on Jun 25, 2009, 05:06 PM
didn't know so many people here liked tony moore. huh. yeah i always kind of liked his stuff but only because it sometimes seemed like a slightly rougher quicker version of art adams; with a lower ratio of mall hair chicks but less monkeys & godzillas. because let's face it: monkeys & godzillas rock!!

adam warren is awesome too. i read the first 2 volumes of empowered. it's pretty tight!

(http://www.popguncomics.com/pgv3ban2.jpg) (http://www.popguncomics.com/)
finally also got my copy of popgun 3 & got the chance to read through it some. i might be biased because he's on here & rad & all, but andre's strikes me as the real stand out. also really liked the stuff by nic klein (http://www.nic-klein.com/), ulises farinas (http://ulisesfarinas.com/) connor willumsen (http://connorwillumsen.blogspot.com/) & holy shit, finally looks like sam mackenzie (http://samsamsamsam.com/) got around to doing a damn comic!

Aw thanks Jared, I just saw this post now.

Comicssssssss

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Jun 26, 2009, 10:56 AM
Aya
(http://www.publishersweekly.com/articles/images/PWK/20070313/aya.jpg)
(http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/7825/aya1sh3.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Jun 27, 2009, 01:07 AM
I want that Aya comic.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Jul 01, 2009, 10:17 AM
Charles Burns's Black Hole

(http://www.sequart.com/members/graphics/57/blackhole1sm.png)

it was awesome, i loved the stark black and white.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Jul 01, 2009, 12:04 PM
o. O What's that one about, Wafer?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Jul 01, 2009, 03:52 PM
it's about this std that's spreading through the teenage population that basically creates mutations, some severe, some hidden, on their bodies. like that guy has an extra mouth on his neck, the girl kissing it can shed her skin like a snake through this slit on her back, and another girl has a tail. it's about how the disease affects two different teenagers. and they're turning it into a movie, due out in 2010!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Jul 01, 2009, 05:03 PM
I will have to look out for that one. XD I love that guy's inks.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Aluísio C. Santos on Jul 02, 2009, 06:52 AM
OH I have read that one..in the book store. It's creepy as hell.. like the girl that has a tail.

The cover for it is also very creepy
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 10, 2009, 06:43 PM
3.3.7 Byooshi. 

By the contents of this manga, I thought it was a seinen title but I was wrong.  It's shounen through and through.  The main character is an overly optimistic fellow in the shounen vein, who doesn't know what he wants to do in life.  The only thing he knows how to do is be male cheerleader (in the Japanese sense) and then he goes to Shinjuku to study but ends up being tricked and conned, only to be saved by his upperclassman who is quite a successful guy.  And so continue his adventures cheering for and supporting people in Shinuku no matter how shady they are.  I love this now, it really grows on you.  Plus the background is really atypical for a shonen title, it's a red light district haha.  The art style isn't very mainstream either.  Yeah, I recommend it. 

(http://img2.isoshu.com/cover/manga/L/20080117102451.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Omadhaun on Jul 15, 2009, 09:22 AM
Wonton Soup 2. It was reeeally good. (Yes, I just doubled the amount of Stokoe's books sold in Finland.)

Also Tommi Musturi's "Ensimmäinen Toivon kirja". It was originally published in English, but I can't find the name of it. I really love the colours:
(http://www.kvaak.fi/images/articles/30052007150142-3.jpg)
The second book, "Toinen Toivon kirja" is purple-yellow:
(http://www.kvaak.fi/images/articles/30052007150141-2.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Yosai on Jul 15, 2009, 12:19 PM
(http://www.comicsreporter.com/images/uploads/ruins_thumb.jpg)

by Warren Ellis. It's plenty depressing, really good and fully painted though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruins_(comics)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Jul 15, 2009, 04:06 PM
i think uzumaki was posted just a couple pages ago, but i just finished the first volume earlier today, and i thought it was ridiculous! the art was great, but the whole concept is just, bizarre. only the japanese could make a geometric shape scary! haha.

(http://uraniumcafe-the.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/uzumaki-v03-c013-030.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 15, 2009, 04:28 PM
(http://www.vsmedios.com/animes/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/bakuman.gif)

Bakuman, it's a manga about making manga with art by Takeshi Obata and story by Tsugumi Ohba who previously worked together making Death Note. It gives some good insight into the manga industry and such.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Yosai on Jul 15, 2009, 07:48 PM
^-- a friend said that Bakuman depresses her about getting into comic industry. xD

Follow that one too. : ]
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 15, 2009, 07:49 PM
Well then maybe she shouldn't try to get into the Japanese Comic Industry.

Or more specifically: Shounen Jump.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 15, 2009, 08:01 PM
haha well there's nothing to worry about unless you're in Japan since the regular comic industry isn't that brutal. Although the luck thing still stands in both the American and Japanese comic industry.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Jul 20, 2009, 08:20 PM
Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
(the following is a guest strip from there by Aaron Diaz)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/kb.jpg) (http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php)
That's right.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 21, 2009, 02:20 PM
Fourteen
by Kazuo Umezu
This is a well known Japanese author of horror but plainly speaking his stuff is just bizarre.  Like beyond Stephen King bizarre.  This story is no exception.  Giant mutated super chickens from the future.  Plus his name is Chicken George.

(http://img01.nj.us.mangafox.com/store/manga/5299/01-002.0/compressed/fourteen_01_038.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 21, 2009, 02:25 PM
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff102/Tsubasa79/sayonara%20zetsubou%20sensei/SZS.jpg)

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei! it makes me not feel so bad about being negative.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrunchMcbuttsteak on Jul 22, 2009, 12:50 AM
Uzumaki is one of junji's best. But tomie is a personal favorite of mine. <3


(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q166/iagainstcomics/cover-3.jpg)

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q166/iagainstcomics/photostwo.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Craqued on Jul 22, 2009, 09:15 AM
TOMIIIIIE yeaaaaa

okay i been reading

SOLANIN, kind of real life story with a cute cast that asano really lets you get to know. he always has good stories.

(http://i31.tinypic.com/vopjbc.jpg)

and then one of my favorite mangas, NIJIGAHARA HOLOGRAPH, which is a slightly apocalyptic psycho drama delivered through childrens violence and time jumps and a sudden explode in butterfly population.

(http://i27.tinypic.com/291duki.jpg)

(http://i30.tinypic.com/25yx8o6.jpg)

and with this one i now realize i must secretly love children violence :c

THE DRIFTING CLASSROOM!!! CHILDREN GORE GALORE!!! its an amazing book okay.

(http://i26.tinypic.com/65bhbs.jpg)

SO CUTE!!

(http://i31.tinypic.com/2uz3r0y.jpg)

GO SEDAN GO!!

(http://i29.tinypic.com/724o79.jpg)

(http://i26.tinypic.com/2ns1e83.jpg)

oh my that looks precarious! play under it children! yay!

(http://i26.tinypic.com/34qthjd.jpg)

YEA. THAT HAPPENED. THAT JUST HAPPENED.

okay i wont spoil it anymore BUT ITS AWESOME
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Jul 22, 2009, 09:29 AM
Craqued, there is something terribly wrong with you. (It looks adorable)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 22, 2009, 11:33 AM
Drifting Classroom is AWESOME! I still have to finish buying it, I only have the first 5 volumes.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kumaru on Jul 22, 2009, 06:12 PM
ADRIFITNG CLASSROOMLKJFDSYEAAAAAAAAAAAA

im re-reading some gay things:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/kursaursa/Photo3.jpg)

YESSSSSS this comic is about my sister and her (ex)boyfriend and also about pokemon and my gay friends jane and evlyn because jane drew the comic yeah it contains such gems as

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/kursaursa/Photo6.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/kursaursa/Photo8.jpg)

also re-reading

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/kursaursa/Photo10.jpg)

OPEN SPACES CLOSED PLACES VOL 3 \m/

WWW.SAICOINK.COM (http://WWW.SAICOINK.COM) 'cause saico's work is like god and you can read oscp on smackjeeves ovr here http://oscp.smackjeeves.com/ (http://oscp.smackjeeves.com/)


ALSO
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8c/Funhomecover.jpg)

family history of a lesbian discovering her father was also gay, INCREDIBLY WELL-WRITTEN
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 23, 2009, 04:58 PM
(http://www.th3rdworld.com/files/web_comic_chapter_episodes_image/1/20070326.jpg)
I found this recently, the Superfogeys, a webcomic about old aging superheroes analogous to the archtypes we all know and love/hate (i.e. Superman, Flash, Wolverine, etc.).  This was fun and I like the art.  Star Maiden is probably my favorite character.  I think there are times when the storytelling is not as strong, but the dialogue is often well written and the overall story is interesting.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jackster on Jul 24, 2009, 01:31 PM
(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/4740/dethklokvsthegoononesho.jpg)

Yep.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 24, 2009, 02:51 PM
If that's in a comic shop, I need to go buy that.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: reggie on Jul 25, 2009, 02:14 PM
 (http://www.sparkplugcomicbooks.com/uploaded_images/DEADringerFRONTweb-778502.jpg)
dead ringer by jason t. miles. 14 pages of abstract poetic comic goodness.
(http://blog.spout.com/wp-content/uploads/gondrycover.jpg)
by tip top movie director Michel Gondry. quite a funny read.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: kirei-kuro on Jul 26, 2009, 08:46 PM
As an avid DC fan, I picked up a Justice League comic:
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_xRp87B-S5kQ/SNKHXT4f9SI/AAAAAAAAAzs/dVXE_qKNvWs/s400/Tornado%27s+Path.jpg)
This is freaking FANTASTIC. What I love about Justice League and other team-based superhero comics is that the focus can be on ANYBODY, so the variety is wide and fresh. This one is mainly about Red Tornado, a very under-valued air elemental in an android body. However, it also includes some other under-appreciated characters, such as Vixen, Black Lightning, Arsenal (formerly Speedy), and the new Hawkgirl. It's got a fantastic story, and some of the most beautiful art I've ever seen for the Justice League (by the Brazilian artist Ed Benes.....at least I'm pretty sure he's Brazilian).
But, as I was saying, it's really refreshing to have a comic that doesn't focus on the usual Superman (who's an effin' DICK.) or Batman (not that I don't like Batman) or whoever.


I also read some Teen Titans:
Vol. 1
(http://www.vikingscloset.com/catalog/images/Teen%20Titans%20Kids%20Game.jpg)
Vol. 2
(http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/TEEN_TITANS_LOST.jpg)
There are more, but I've only ever been able to find the third one once before. It's called "Beast Boys & Girls". The art is a little different for the majority of it, but it's still awesome.
This reincarnation of the Teen Titans is simply incredible. With the more-familiar Titans like Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy all grown up, they take the lead and form a new team altogether. This time, it's Superboy, Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark), the third Robin (Tim Drake), and Kid Flash (Bart Allen; at first he's "Impulse" but about halfway through the first volume he becomes Kid Flash). These kids, and the three senior Titans, are living with the guilt of Donna Troy (former Wonder Girl, Troia)'s death and a crazed ex-Titan hunting them down, so the focus in this one, especially the first two, is shifted a little from kids fighting crime like all the other superheroes to kids fighting the idea that they're lesser heroes. There's this big fight between Wonder Woman and Starfire about Wonder Girl's freedom to CHOOSE to be a Titan because she WANTS to, even though Wonder Woman told her to stay away.
However, the plot element of Raven bringing the end of the world (but differently this time) and the Titans' duty to stop it is still present.
Even so, it's wonderful. The only thing I don't like about it is Wonder Girl and Superboy. Superboy's a stuck-up brat and Wonder Girl won't shut the fuck up about how she "doesn't belong anywhere" and how Donna Troy's death was "her fault" (it wasn't). But if you can get over that, this is great for Titans fans.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Jul 26, 2009, 10:11 PM
Titans is good stuff  ;)
That first JLA arc, as well (I sorta stopped reading after the Injustice League story, but can't wait until James Robinson and Mark Bagley take over!)

In celebration of the upcoming third volume, entitled Hotel Oblivion, I've been rereading this:

The First Volume, Apocalypse Suite
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/sharkbait_photo/TheUmbrellaAcademy.jpg)

And the Second Volume, Dallas
(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk277/mychemicalrevenge_images/15757.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk277/mychemicalrevenge_images/prv1938_pg2.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Sleezmeister on Jul 27, 2009, 12:55 PM
Sawee:)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Jul 27, 2009, 01:26 PM
hey cockass...
it's called comics you ARE reading, not comics you've read & wanna ruin for others who might give a shit.
not that i would recommend any teen titan book recently or hell really any straight dcu stuff period, but still



(http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/parkercover.jpg)

darwyn cooke adapting westlake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_E._Westlake). it's pretty much the same source material as the lee marvin movie point blank. not a bad piece of work.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 27, 2009, 01:45 PM
I like DCU characters, I do, but right now I'm not interested in it.  It's just too much junk going on.  Like that Teen Titans comic for example, I liked that roster but they don't give them enough stories, since everything changes so much so that it'll fit into DC's big overall super convoluted story.  The only thing I think is interesting right now is the Green Lantern Corps storyline.  Always liked them and the current storyline isn't bad.  Plus the Green Lantern movie just came out and that was fun too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Sleezmeister on Jul 27, 2009, 03:20 PM
I would be maybe insulted or sad after that
but then you called me cockass so I laughed instead
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: kirei-kuro on Jul 30, 2009, 02:18 PM
Titans is good stuff  ;)
That first JLA arc, as well (I sorta stopped reading after the Injustice League story, but can't wait until James Robinson and Mark Bagley take over!)

In celebration of the upcoming third volume, entitled Hotel Oblivion, I've been rereading this:

The First Volume, Apocalypse Suite
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb175/sharkbait_photo/TheUmbrellaAcademy.jpg)


I met this lovely young lass at Anime Central (a convention...nerdy me~) this past May:
(http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww249/kirei-kuro/The_White_Violin.jpg)
Sorry it's such a bad photo; my camera, for whatever reason, doesn't take to human subjects very well, even though it has, like, ten settings for people.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Jul 30, 2009, 07:31 PM
cosplay isn't comics either. nerd.

(http://i.newsarama.com/images/UNSCv1.jpg)

unknown soldier has been pretty solid. the current storyline is about trying to assassinate a jolie-style celebrity activist doing the UN photo ops in order to get the world's attention.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Jul 30, 2009, 09:56 PM
I'm all about Vertigo comics - I've heard Unknown Soldier is good, and my friend was telling me about that current storyline. My favorite current Vertigo book (other than Fables, o'course) is AIR

(http://www.newsarama.com/preview_images/dcnew/jan09/8/air_cv6.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jack on Jul 31, 2009, 01:31 PM
Thaaaaaaaaaaanks
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Sleezmeister on Jul 31, 2009, 01:37 PM
Yessir
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: kirei-kuro on Aug 01, 2009, 07:27 PM
cosplay isn't comics either. nerd.

 :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Aug 02, 2009, 07:06 AM
(http://www.marvelcomics.pl/stuff/covers/ultimatum/ultimatum_5@p.jpg)
Hopefully, no one is reading this piece of crap.

While I'm at it, don't read any of the Ultimate Galactus Trilogy, Ultimate Origins, OR The Ultimates vol. 3... those should have never seen the light of day either.

On the up side, I just finished this gorgeousness: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61aE7tnx1VL._SL210_.jpg) (http://astore.amazon.com/silver3com-20/detail/1878574582) and loved every second of its beautiful destruction
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Yosai on Aug 02, 2009, 11:19 AM
(http://www.fantomcomics.com/Boys-Vol1-TPB-Cover.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_(comics)

About a group of operatives under CIA that deals with Superheroes and their industry. Who are largely corrupt and degenerate, so far I can only find one.. maybe two 'good' ones, one retired and the other is slowly breaking.
....
it's a depressing series. Pretty good still. ;__;
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrimsonViper38 on Aug 02, 2009, 01:29 PM
webcomic, many lols
http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/ (http://nobodyscores.loosenutstudio.com/)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: brownkidd on Aug 02, 2009, 01:51 PM
(http://albotas.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/scottpilgrim1.jpg)

Just read this for the first time a few days ago. Immediately purchased Vol. 2 and 3.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: 4:00am on Aug 02, 2009, 08:43 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/lady_rinehart/invincible64.jpg)
this book doesn't stop being good


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/lady_rinehart/endleague8.jpg)
hooked  it's funny  to end up on superhero titles so much but this one is  too sick
the story of the last  super hero's left on the planet



(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a364/ShrapnelGirl/Unwritten_2.jpg)
Awesome....like  if harry potter  was....actually awesome
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Aug 03, 2009, 12:57 AM
(http://www.marvelcomics.pl/stuff/covers/ultimatum/ultimatum_5@p.jpg)
Hopefully, no one is reading this piece of crap.

I flipped through that at my comic shop yesterday - god.awful.dreck
(I was picking up DC's skanky SECRET SIX, which is far superior to anything Ultimate)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Aug 03, 2009, 01:39 AM
Ultimate Spiderman is REALLY good and fun.  I will miss the hell out of Immonen. :'(

I still haven't picked up the latest Invincible!!!!  But I already know what happens pretty much.  God, I love that book so much too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Aug 03, 2009, 05:10 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v307/lady_rinehart/endleague8.jpg)
hooked  it's funny  to end up on superhero titles so much but this one is  too sick
the story of the last  super hero's left on the planet
Hopefully you've checked out Fear Agent, one of Remender's other books.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51s2EeB%2BzbL._SL210_.jpg) (http://astore.amazon.com/silver3com-20/detail/1593077645)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Aug 03, 2009, 01:19 PM
(http://www.marvelcomics.pl/stuff/covers/ultimatum/ultimatum_5@p.jpg)
Hopefully, no one is reading this piece of crap.

I flipped through that at my comic shop yesterday - god.awful.dreck
(I was picking up DC's skanky SECRET SIX, which is far superior to anything Ultimate)
Haha when someone says something is just that terrible, I can't help but want to see how terrible it is for myself.  Really, truly terrible indeed.  Why did anyone think they could get away with that?  Eh anyways.  I really liked Invincible but I lost track along the way.  I know what's vaguely happening in the series so I should buy the paperbacks or something and catch up.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: 4:00am on Aug 03, 2009, 02:04 PM
Hopefully you've checked out Fear Agent, one of Remender's other books.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51s2EeB%2BzbL._SL210_.jpg) (http://astore.amazon.com/silver3com-20/detail/1593077645)
Quote

Going to  very soon
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Aug 03, 2009, 09:15 PM
to be honest, tony moore's cool as hell but i can't really get into remender. i mean i have bits & pieces of fear agent but they were mostly the tony moore arcs. and i bought a couple of end leagues once canete took over on that, but even then i couldn't get into it.

i think my biggest problem with books like end league & invincible & even wanted to an extent, is that they're all big ideas that these writers had if they were allowed to mess with the big two's toys. but they aren't so instead, they fill up the background with a whole bunch of lame ass analogues with a wink & a nudge. it bugs me they don't go about trying to be more original when constructing their own world rather than rip off the ground work from others. invincible way more so than end league, but yeah. I mean come on... Red Rush? Martian Man?

not that it ever ventures too far from the top of my piles o' comics, & it's probably been mentioned before in here, probably even by me but what the hell....

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a5/Shaolin_Cowboy_1.jpg)

it really is just rad.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/Shaolin_cowboy_p1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/222787311_2d6c9c927a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Aug 03, 2009, 09:32 PM
Shaolin Cowboy rocks socks.  I really want a collection of that.

The problem with Wanted, is it SUCKED.  Watch the movie, don't bother with the comic.  I never got into Invincible, I read
the first trade just to get Dan to shut up about it and it really wasn't that good.

I've only read the first issue of End League, I could honestly see it going either way, but I'm intrigued enough to keep with it.

With Fear Agent though, I was hooked from issue 1 and couldn't put it down.  I'm currently waiting on the third trade to come in the mail.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Aug 03, 2009, 10:31 PM
Invincible gets amazing dudes.  The Analogues in invincible are nothing but jokes really, the book is way more than that.  Even if Omni-man is a Superman rip, Kirkman takes that shit in a whole nother direction. 

Wanted was pretty but that story did suck.  It was obviously written for that minority of white guys with office jobs that hate their black bosses and slutty girlfriends.

Shaollin Cowboy is fun, wish it would make sense sometime and come out regularly but whatever.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Aug 03, 2009, 10:32 PM
Shaolin Cowboy...isn't that made by the Wachowski Brothers or something?  The Matrix guys?  And don't they have some Frankenstein comic too?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Aug 04, 2009, 03:46 AM
Invincible gets amazing dudes.  The Analogues in invincible are nothing but jokes really, the book is way more than that.  Even if Omni-man is a Superman rip, Kirkman takes that shit in a whole nother direction. 

Oh, you mean the DBZ direction. How radically different & innovative!

Shaolin Cowboy...isn't that made by the Wachowski Brothers or something?  The Matrix guys?  And don't they have some Frankenstein comic too?

fuck all that.... DARROW
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mecid on Aug 04, 2009, 06:23 AM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/Mecid/hitman.jpg)

Hitman was fun (and remarkably depressing at times) while it lasted. It has the character 'Dogwelder' in it, which I think may be the only thing most people remember about it. You can dig out most issues from the dollar bin.... or atleast that's how I started reading it.

Also Invincible was okay but I found it got more and more boring as time went on. Mostly because I found myself liking a lot of the side characters more and tragically, that's not what the book is about. Don't get me wrong. I love superheroes. It's just they built up this neat side cast and I have to focus on this guy I wasn't a huge fan of to begin with.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Aug 04, 2009, 07:45 AM
Haha Hitman was a great series.  I liked his last memorable posthumous appearance when he signed up to be in the Justice League, and when he was rejected he claimed his only goal had been to see Wonder Woman naked with X Ray vision.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Aug 06, 2009, 11:52 AM
I've been reading this title recently.  Got me hooked.
It's called Soil and it's a thriller at heart.  I like the art a lot.  To put the story simply it's about a small isolated town and the disappearance of a seemingly 'perfect' family.  The two detectives on the case are a shy and awkward female detective and a short stout detective who wears a wig and can't stop talking about his dick.  And shit happens, dirty secrets are revealed as the mystery gets deeper and deeper.  Good stuff.

(http://img03.nj.us.mangafox.com/store/manga/6343/01-004.0/compressed/jsoil_v02_ch04_kotonoha.soil.v01.ch04.148.jpg)
(http://img07.tx.us.mangafox.com/store/manga/6343/01-005.0/compressed/csoil_v02_ch05_kotonoha.soil.v01.ch05.154.jpg)
(http://img01.wa.us.mangafox.com/store/manga/6343/01-005.0/compressed/csoil_v02_ch05_kotonoha.soil.v01.ch05.168.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Aug 17, 2009, 06:28 PM
(http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/covers_450/9780307377326.jpg)

Just an amazing book; it works on so many levels and totally deserves all the critical acclaim it's been getting. Mazzucchelli's masterpiece....people will be dissecting this for years.

Serious guys.  Everyone needs to read this comic.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jackster on Aug 18, 2009, 07:51 PM
I really love that cover! :o
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Session on Sep 01, 2009, 08:43 AM
Playing Catchup through some of the recent Green Lantern Comics leading up to Blackest Night.

And Deadpool, of course~<3

Some Jeff Smith stuff, and I'm hoping to get a hand on some RASL as well~
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Sep 01, 2009, 10:22 PM
Blackest Night is all kinds of awesome - I'm eagerly awaiting the Wonder Woman tie-in
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Sep 04, 2009, 06:48 PM
I've been reading this story for awhile and I really like it.  It's called Noramimi.  The art is rather simple but it fits the tone of the story perfectly.  Basically it's a world like the real world except that a species of creatures commonly known as mascots exist.  Their only purpose and instinct is to play with children and freeload at their houses.  As the story itself dictates, it takes place when the demand for these mascots is at its peak.  So there are Mascot Agencies which exist to relocate mascots among families and accomodate their needs. 

The central story takes place at one of these local agencies (part of a chain) where the main character Noramimi resides.  As a mascot, he's terribly unlucky, it's been years since hes met a host family and there is no particular demand for his type.  So he's a grouchy, syrup loving yet lovable fellow.

The stories are mostly self contained and often revolve around the practices of these creatures and their interaction with their host families.  Sometimes the focus shifts away from Noramimi and his misadventures and highlights often newly introduced characters.  Some mascots are really popular or have fantastic superpowers, and some are plain and strive to change their image in order to be more attractive to families.  The manga has of yet, not explored their origins or why these creatures even exist, but they have certain features that are highlighted, for instance they cannot feel nor understand romantic love, and they are especially long lived (having entertained generations of children).  It's a fun story with some drama here and there and often times it's just about growing up and even the regrets of childhood.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Sep 07, 2009, 10:43 AM
Not a comic, but while travelling I've been reading the Johnny Cash autobiography.  It's nothing short of glorious.  If you're at all a fan of the man's music, you should really check out the book.

(http://blogs.citypages.com/jsparks/images/cash-ad.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060727535?tag=silver3com-20&camp=213381&creative=390973&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0060727535&adid=0ZXW2BSH74V770K8H1QK&)
(that's not the cover, but it IS awesome)

As an aside:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=22687

"Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness tells the story of Johnny Cash’s dramatic career in stunning black and white illustrations, and words by graphic novelist Reinhard Kleist."

Hit the link for more details... could be interesting.  I'm waiting to see a page count to try and determine how much material is really covered.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: HeavyWeather on Sep 08, 2009, 11:30 PM
JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE! Yeah!

... And this series a friend left in my house after she bought it in the comic shop called "Hauteville House." It's a French steampunk series of four books. I've only read a few pages of the first book. XD;
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Sep 09, 2009, 07:56 AM
I was recently given(!) a stack of comics from the 70's by my mother's cousin (however that works relation wise) who used to be a hardcore collector as a kid. In this stack are a Barry Smith Conan, a Steranko Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., & a Jack Kirby Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen. Also some Ironman & some Howard The Duck. They are all bad ass though!

I had also lent out GL: Willworld & got that back. It's so fucking epic. I don't know why it wasn't a bigger deal than all these big event rainbow lantern shenanigans. It's a way better book. Seth Fisher was incredible on it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: kirei-kuro on Sep 12, 2009, 04:06 PM
"Eyeshield 21", a football manga. I'm not even into football, but it's good stuff nevertheless.
Particularly fun to read because the quarterback's a psychopath sadist.
(http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu304/Elmark_08/Eyeshield21-8.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Monday on Sep 30, 2009, 07:10 PM
"Eyeshield 21", a football manga. I'm not even into football, but it's good stuff nevertheless.
Particularly fun to read because the quarterback's a psychopath sadist.

AND HE HAD MORE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION THAN IRAQ DID.


So I went to Spx and I got

(http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/images/jmiles/2007/01/02/lost_at_sea.jpg)

and ate some

(http://ns26514.ovh.net/~buzzprev/2009-02/Ind%C3%A9s/wontonsoup2.jpg)

Yup.

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ten Dead Kings on Oct 01, 2009, 02:46 AM
The Adventures of Dr.Mcninja.
Because things get even more crazier than this:
(http://drmcninja.com/issue15/15p28.jpg)

And re-reading the doom comic. Because I am really that bored right now.
(http://kuu.hopto.org/pics/Rip_and_tear.png)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Oct 01, 2009, 11:19 AM
Based on a recommendation from jamzchat, i started reading franken fran.
http://www.onemanga.com/Franken_Fran/

it's not really scary, but it's mature-medical-twilight-zone creepy as hell.

NSFW:
http://www.onemanga.com/Franken_Fran/3/20-21/
http://www.onemanga.com/Franken_Fran/4/24/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Corny on Oct 01, 2009, 04:26 PM
tdkeymash I'm right there with you on Dr. McNinja. I think it's my favorite webcomic ever. It even got me to start saying "radical" in casual conversation.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ten Dead Kings on Oct 02, 2009, 02:28 AM
@ Corny: Ya know, the author did express his desire to see
              "SICKNASTY!" as a sound effect more often...  ;)

Anyone else want to admit to reading the Doom comic?
http://www.doomworld.com/10years/doomcomic/

Click dat link. You know you want to.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Oct 16, 2009, 08:17 PM
(http://www.johnadouglas.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/pekar4.jpg)
American Splendor

I enjoyed the story "TransAtlantic Comics" a lot, for the part by Colin Warneford:

(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa77/psykofishie/hghsd.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Oct 17, 2009, 10:35 PM

I just finished the Originals, recommended by Ponbiki months ago:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FZXK6697L.jpg) (http://astore.amazon.com/silver3com-20/detail/1401203566)

Set in an alternate history of Britian, featuring mods, drugs, fashion, hover bikes, love, revenge, and more in this beautifully rendered coming of age tale
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Vinco_Disaster on Nov 03, 2009, 04:17 PM
I just finished the complete Deadpool collection as of right now ( Took me a helluva lotta money to get all of them, but sure as hel was worth it :D)

And right now I've started up on reading some various webcomics ( as you can see in the thread webcomics i created :)) so I decided not to spend money on comics for awhile now (Seriously! The deadpoll collection thing was a really pain to complete money wise :/ )
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Nov 03, 2009, 08:50 PM
Oyasumi Punpun
Goodnight Punpun

If you're not reading it, read it, RIGHT NOW.  It's a great story.  Really, I think it's become my favorite manga of all time.  Perhaps I'm just caught up in the flow of reading it right now but I advise anyone who can read to read it.  Made by the same author of Solanin.  If I were to give a brief summary, it's about growing up while struggling with loneliness and desperation.  And it's pretty funny too.  

Here's a picture of the hero of the story:
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7295/punpundh9.png)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Craqued on Nov 03, 2009, 09:03 PM
hell yea oyasumi punpun

HE ALSO DID NIJIGAHRA HOLOGRAPH
pacing and story is incredible

i mentioned it before but idontcarepissoff
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Nov 22, 2009, 06:42 AM
AHAHAHAHAHAHA.  I was always a huge fan of Saint Seiya since I was young but I never really followed any of Kurumada's other works, I knew them by name but not any of the plots.  So I started to read about Ring Ni Kakero, which sounds innocent enough, as a boxing manga about a brother and sister, the brother who inherits his father's techniques and the sister who inherits the ability to anaylze boxing potential.  And they're joined by the brother's eternal rival as they use over the top shounen techniques to fight.  Sounds great.

 But as time goes on, it gets reallllly colorful.  The Japan team fights the US team which is lead by Black Shaft who has on his team colorful characters like the Emperor of the South who also happens to be a KKK member and a deathrow inmate with the suitable name of Monster Jail.  But it gets even better as the Greek Gods make their appearance and the heroes have to outbox the 12 Olympians.  And when they finally make it to the world championship they have to box....Jesus.  Jesus Christ is apparently the best boxer in the universe and has Neo Bible techniques.  Damn you Japan.  Damn you.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Nov 22, 2009, 09:06 AM
(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa77/psykofishie/wonderland.jpg)
From Wonderland With Love, collection of Danish comics. Because I Love You So Much by Nikoline Wedelin is the best one in it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Dec 15, 2009, 10:16 PM
Dunno how many of you guys play, but Team Fortress 2 released some comics for its latest update. Some really fun stuff, check it out:
http://www.teamfortress.com/war/administrator/

Also, they're having this nifty poster contest, if anyone is interested:
http://www.teamfortress.com/propaganda/submit.php
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Dec 16, 2009, 02:03 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1594971102.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Finally! I thought it was great.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Dec 16, 2009, 02:09 PM
n ___n

ghost world.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Monday on Dec 16, 2009, 04:59 PM
our little girl is growing up.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Dec 16, 2009, 09:45 PM
Between Fear Agent and BPRD, I've read some awesome comics recently:

(http://readcomics.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/fear_agent_vol_2.jpg)

(http://i.newsarama.com/images/bprdbg__2_fc_fnl.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Dec 30, 2009, 04:51 PM
(http://www.masalladeorion.es/wp-content/uploads/Higanjima.jpg)
I've been reading this manga, Higanjima, Island of Vampires and I like it tons.  It's about vampires.  Duh.  Scary, fucking vampires.  Short premise is basically a young man finds out about an island of vampires where his older brother has supposedly disappeared.  And he and his friends go to said island to kill them and save said brother.  It's a pretty graphic story.  And there's gonna be a live action movie coming out in January.  It looks pretty interesting to me.  Samurai swords and vampires, yay.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4mut-I4AXE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4mut-I4AXE)
(One more point I should make is that the trailer for the movie makes it seem like it's going to be very action centered, I think the mood of the manga can be considered more horror than what this trailer lets on)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: fowlie on Dec 30, 2009, 05:19 PM
BAD WILL! NO HOT LINKING!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Jan 13, 2010, 07:02 PM
Amy & Jordan
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41JSWGNAV2L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
(http://www.themillions.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/aj11.gif)

Insane surrealist comic strips with primitive drawings and insane detail about a big-city couple who don't really like each other, and deal with all these weird dreamlike situations together. It's wonderful.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jan 14, 2010, 06:45 PM
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/Geneticangel9/nlegend_of_koizumi_xlg_rh_v01_c03le.jpg)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/Geneticangel9/b27.jpg)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/Geneticangel9/mlegend_of_koizumi_xlg_rh_v1_c02leg.jpg)
A manga in which world leaders play mahjong in typically hot blooded shounen style.  I know nothing about mahjong except that its like poker in a vague way (matching a number of symbols to form some sort of point numbered suit) and you don't need to know mahjong in order to enjoy the heroic Prime Minister of Japan laying some whoopass on the monstrous Papa Bush and the evil Kim Jong Il.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Jan 16, 2010, 01:46 PM
link the fuckin comic man
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jan 16, 2010, 01:56 PM
No.

Oh and by the way there's an anime.  Episodes are only seven minutes long but fun.  There's only gonna be three episodes and the first one is the only one manga related (vs. Kim Jong Il and his dimwit son).  The first episode is translated on youtube.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: NeoIcarus on Jan 17, 2010, 06:43 PM
(http://prettythings.pullbot.com/artworks/96943/96478025451.66_medium.GIF)

Mark Millar tends to write what I like to read. With Old Man Logan, the trend continues. Though if you hate Wolverine or Marvel in general, I don't know if it'd do you any good. If you don't care one way or the other, still check it out.

Also it holds my personal record of badassing up a totally lame villian.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 17, 2010, 06:49 PM
Holy fuck that looks like the most badass thing ever. I'll have to pick it up.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: fowlie on Jan 17, 2010, 07:54 PM
I've only gotten my hands on one issue and loved it... is that the cover for the Trade Paperback? Is that out already? :0
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: NeoIcarus on Jan 17, 2010, 09:24 PM
The hardcover is out and a bit pricey. If they have it out in paperback, it's news to me.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Sleezmeister on Jan 20, 2010, 07:12 PM
man that book is crazy... In a good way of course
I read the hardcover at my local bookstore and ways almost immediatly joyed by the violence and hulking red necks
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Jan 21, 2010, 01:46 AM

this i gotta see
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Jan 21, 2010, 01:34 PM
Inbred hulking rednecks.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Sleezmeister on Jan 21, 2010, 03:30 PM
arent they all?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Phill on Jan 21, 2010, 03:59 PM
Speaking of Hulking and Red, I recently read the comics involving the Red Hulk. It's funny if you always wanted to see Uatu the Watcher get punched, but overall it's a fucking waste of time as you see the Red Hulk beat the shit out of everybody and even take mystical objects and use them like Thor's hammer and the Silver Surfer's board.

Yeah, I've had rotten luck with reading good comics lately.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jan 21, 2010, 08:34 PM
Yeah, I've had rotten luck with reading good comics lately.

Check out Guardians of the Galaxy
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jan 24, 2010, 04:30 PM
Well I read this.....why haven't you?
(http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/articles/1255123851.jpg)
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=23260

no seriously....why haven't you bought this yet?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ten Dead Kings on Jan 25, 2010, 04:09 AM
I'm reading DMZ now.
(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2009/03/02/dmz_on_the_ground_3.jpg)

That's the first paperback volume cover. This weekend I'm picking up the 2nd.

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 25, 2010, 07:52 AM
no seriously....why haven't you bought this yet?

Because my butt hasn't made it out to a comic store in a while :( I'll just order it online
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mr. robot on Jan 25, 2010, 12:17 PM
Everyone must read Death Day right now:

http://www.samhiti.com/

THERE IS NO EXCUSE.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jan 25, 2010, 01:40 PM
no seriously....why haven't you bought this yet?

Because my butt hasn't made it out to a comic store in a while :( I'll just order it online

you'd better otherwise your butt and I will have to have a little talk......(yah that's right look at the avatar while you read that last part)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Sean Patrick Kelly on Jan 26, 2010, 06:03 PM


On the up side, I just finished this gorgeousness: (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61aE7tnx1VL._SL210_.jpg) (http://astore.amazon.com/silver3com-20/detail/1878574582) and loved every second of its beautiful destruction
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dude, i totally agree. it's awesome and i own it happily!!!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: GedTheBedHead on Jan 28, 2010, 03:08 PM
orc stain.i looked it up.forbidden planets selling!

mmmmMUST     bbbbbBUY

tomorrow when the sun is up :B
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Phill on Jan 28, 2010, 10:26 PM
(http://undented.com/images/1767.jpg)


This fucking book is so big you can kill a horse with it. They seriously needed to shrink this down as it weighed a ton.
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Post by: William_Duel on Jan 28, 2010, 10:48 PM
(http://www.johncoulthart.com/images/haunter2006.jpg)

This thing is like semi graphic novel, as the artist reinterprets some of HP Lovecraft's most well known tales with mind boggling detail.  Really it is amazing to see.  Then the middle of the book is some wierd Sepirothic/Old Ones fusion prayer crap wierd shit by Alan Moore.  Then the final few pages are the most insane drawings I have ever seen from another comic that the artist worked on.  Batshit insane I tell you.  Apparently he's friends with Giger.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Monday on Jan 28, 2010, 11:29 PM
Everyone must read Death Day right now:

http://www.samhiti.com/

THERE IS NO EXCUSE.

HOLY FUCK THANK YOUUUuuuu
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ten Dead Kings on Jan 30, 2010, 04:41 AM

This thing is like semi graphic novel, as the artist reinterprets some of HP Lovecraft's most well known tales with mind boggling detail.  Really it is amazing to see.  Then the middle of the book is some wierd Sepirothic/Old Ones fusion prayer crap wierd shit by Alan Moore.  Then the final few pages are the most insane drawings I have ever seen from another comic that the artist worked on.  Batshit insane I tell you.  Apparently he's friends with Giger.

Cthulhuuuuu.......
Tentacles!
http://www.cthulhulives.org/Shoggoth/screening.html (http://www.cthulhulives.org/Shoggoth/screening.html)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Feb 16, 2010, 10:53 AM
Found this a few days ago (http://grantbridgestreet.blogspot.com/2009/04/alien.html).
Other good stuff on that site too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Feb 24, 2010, 03:33 PM
Just started "Heroman," which is a manga created by Stan Lee and drawn by Tamon Ota.

(http://media.animevice.com/uploads/0/4/123462-heroman_super.jpg)
http://www.onemanga.com/Heroman/1/01/

Pretty cool so far, and there's some funny American stereotypes that I think the artist/writer adopt here and there. I'm not sure if Stan Lee is specifically scripting it, but it's worth checking out anyway. BONES is apparently working on an anime.
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Post by: William_Duel on Feb 24, 2010, 09:57 PM
I thought this was pretty funny and I didn't know where to stick this.  I don't think it needs it's own thread so I thought I'd stick it here.  I haven't actually read this comic but this is pretty funny and the evidence is pretty compelling.
Apparently Gene Simmon's kid likes to rip off manga:'
http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/446299.html
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Feb 24, 2010, 11:24 PM
Wow, he's not just a terrible artist, but a plagiarist to boot.

The apple has fallen very far in deed!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Mar 03, 2010, 04:04 PM
AXE COP

http://www.axecop.com/

It's a super badass webcomic about a badass cop with an axe, written by a 5-year-old and drawn by his 29-year-old brother.
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Post by: sixtem on Mar 03, 2010, 06:57 PM
AXE COP

http://www.axecop.com/

It's a super badass webcomic about a badass cop with an axe, written by a 5-year-old and drawn by his 29-year-old brother.

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/9149/whatthefuckamireadingt.png)
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Post by: Charlie on Mar 06, 2010, 12:46 AM
AXE COP

http://www.axecop.com/

It's a super badass webcomic about a badass cop with an axe, written by a 5-year-old and drawn by his 29-year-old brother.

Haha yeah, I love this comic it is great.

I've been reading a few webcomics, Boxer Hockey and Nedroid. I also tracked down the Sinister Spiderman book, which just had the four issues of it in it. I think they're pretty badass. Also picked up another book called Shrapnel, which had an amazing looking cover and the art on the inside is pretty decent too. I haven't had a chance to read too much of it so far. Also picked up the Ultimates 3 finally a little while back, because I really like Joe Mad's work (just got into it within the last year) and wanted to own a piece of it. I wish I could find more of it (other than Darksiders, which I plan on getting sometime...but thats a videogame).
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Mar 06, 2010, 01:18 AM
Just read this today.

(http://yalitreviewpike.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/american-born-chinese.jpg)

Quick read, very cute. Definitely recommend it.

(http://www.readaboutcomics.com/images/082806_americanbornchinese02.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Mar 06, 2010, 01:59 PM
Oh, man, I can't even list all of the awesome comics I've been reading, but I can certainly try:

Girls With Slingshots
Gunnerkrigg Court
Octopus Pie
Bobwhite
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja
Penny Arcade
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Boxer Hockey
Hanna is Not a Boy's Name
FreakAngels
Girly
Dresden Codak
Hark, A Vagrant!
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Post by: 4:00am on Mar 10, 2010, 09:06 PM
(http://remitur.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/metabaron.jpg)

The Metabarons


The Incal

(http://www.mat.ucm.es/~jesusr/things/gifs/others/incal.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Mar 10, 2010, 09:15 PM
HELLS YEA

If there's anyone that hasn't already read the Metabarons series, please do so immediately.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Mar 10, 2010, 11:25 PM
Reading some batgirl right now.
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Ydt3_uUEdVU/StJZs1g1elI/AAAAAAAAAbA/n86etQxYFH0/Batgirl_sb.jpg)
I just started frequenting comic shops again, doing a little catch up.  Naturally the two titles I buy en masse are Deadpool and the Darkness.  Though I bought some other titles due to either nostalgia (Image United, it sucks but I'll still waste my money on it and Anti-Venom, cuz I always liked Eddie Brock) or because they seem interesting or novel (atomic robo, sky dolls, dark tower, etc.).  But I'm really enjoying the new Batgirl.  My favorite run was the Cassandra Cain version but I've got nothing against the new Batgirl.  It's still a fun comic and though I haven't been paying attention to all the Batman shenanigans as of late, I'm not lost.  But it's wierd, the last time I read was like a decade ago when the character was still the Spoiler, and ti doesn't seem like she's changed at all.  You'd think I'd have missed some vital plot points in a decade but nah it's like I never stopped reading.

And just another note about The Darkness.  Really, The Darkness has been my favorite character ever since Garth Ennis described him in Wizard back in like 97 or something.  The storyline is always kinda inconsistent and going in random directions (every new team of writers seem to have their own different agenda) but hey I always have fun with it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Mar 11, 2010, 01:59 AM
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/all_rounder_meguru/
(http://img25.tx.us.mangafox.com/store/manga/6600/01-001.0/compressed/tall_rounder_meguru_v01_001.jpg)

Just started this today, very cool manga about MMA/Shooto. I can't speak for someone who's not interested in this sort of thing, but if you're a fan of the sport it's rather interesting and entertaining.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Mar 11, 2010, 07:00 AM
Another mma manga that I personally find kinda find is Teppuu.  Which is about this antisocial yet athletic girl who develops an interest in female mma.  Unfortunately there aren't too many chapters right now...
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/teppuu/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Mar 13, 2010, 03:17 PM
(http://www.playbackstl.com/images/stories/paneldiscussion/0807/brown5.gif)
(http://www.avclub.com/assets/images/articles/article/2399/jbrown_jpg_300x1000_q85.jpg)

I bought and devoured it in a couple hours yesterday. Loved it.
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Post by: Johnny Blaque on Mar 15, 2010, 02:06 PM
Now I have to start reading All-Rounder Meguru!

Got alot of good comics earlier this month.

(http://www.comicsbulletin.com/reviews/images/0803/scalpedtwo.jpg)
This comic is written so damn tight!  Every character gets the spotlight at some point.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6c/Bernet-Torpedo-frame.jpg/300px-Bernet-Torpedo-frame.jpg)
Torpedo 1936.  The story of a ruthless gangster getting paid to kill people.  Every comic in this volume are 12 or so pages of dark humor and action.

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Post by: fowlie on Apr 26, 2010, 08:21 PM
Been catching up on some Canadian Content the last few days. 

The New York Diary by Julie Doucet

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/51ZQM3G14XL.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/New_York_Diary3WB.jpg)

I think anyone that knows me can figure out WHY I love this book so much.  An autobio comic about when Julie moved from Montreal to live with her new boyfriend in New York in 1991.  Fantastic book with fantastic, full, busy black and white art.  I adore it.

Paul Has a Summer Job by Michel Rabagliati

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/paul-has-a-summer-job.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/Picture4.png)

A really sweet coming of age story taking place in the Summer of 1979.  Really clean, simple art, this book just made me feel good.  Fantastic!

Essex County Vol 1: Tales From the Farm by Jeff Lemire

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/tales_from_the_farm_cover_lg.gif)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/talesfarm_05.png)

A sad, soft story of young Lester, a boy who's mother has recently passed away, so he has to live with his uncle on his farm. And he always wears his superhero mask and cape. Very touching and made me tear up. ; ; The art is lose and messy but also very focused and clean. A great book, I look forward to reading the next 2 Essex County books.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Amaloo on Apr 26, 2010, 10:09 PM
Oh! I've read My New York Diary by Julie Doucet.
Totally badass shit right THUR.

Don't know if these have been mentioned ('cause I don't pay attention).
But I like 'em.

Black Hole By Charles burns
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/Blackholecover.jpg)
(http://www.edrants.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/blackhole1.jpg)


Maus by Art Spiegelman
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/98/Maus.jpg)
(http://www.randomhouse.com/pantheon/graphicnovels/art/maus1spread2.gif)


American Elf by James Kochalka
(http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/covers/americanelf_lg.jpg)
(http://www.sparehed.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/elf.png)

...Many would probably find it boring. It's like a strip a day over 5 years or so.
But I enjoy it, so go fuck yourself.
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Post by: William_Duel on Apr 26, 2010, 10:22 PM
Oh yeah those are classics and must reads for any fans of comics.  Good picks.
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Post by: Dr.Salt on May 26, 2010, 11:00 AM
When The Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bdVR-JIDi2g/SKJwfQ63N5I/AAAAAAAAHq4/MEg6tT3NK7U/s400/whenwindblows.jpg)
(http://www.atomica.co.uk/wtwb1.jpg)

;__;
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Post by: Darius Corry on May 26, 2010, 09:59 PM
(http://prettythings.pullbot.com/artworks/96943/96478025451.66_medium.GIF)

Mark Millar tends to write what I like to read. With Old Man Logan, the trend continues. Though if you hate Wolverine or Marvel in general, I don't know if it'd do you any good. If you don't care one way or the other, still check it out.

Also it holds my personal record of badassing up a totally lame villian.

yeah my hardbacks in the mail.
Imma pretty big Mcniven fan, and this read is quite worth it.

but anyway
(http://foxhugh.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/298019869_ec6cab152b_b.jpg)
figured I'd do my research, really good reads. One would think Red Dead Rdedmption was based offa this whole run.
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Post by: Angie on Jun 03, 2010, 10:31 PM
(http://www.bateszi.me/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/189.jpg)

fuckin DEVILMAN

I've been on an old school manga kick lately

And to balance that out

(http://yasashiisekai.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/p_1070_728_bb052f17-8cde-4bf2-b78e-3cf8e08efbdf.jpeg)

Sasameki Koto, because I seem to always somehow end up reading lesbian romance manga. Yes my taste is all over the place when it comes to comics haha
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jun 04, 2010, 04:58 PM
Elektra Lives Again, by Frank Miller
(http://pixhost.ws/avaxhome/e2/9a/000b9ae2.jpeg)
I'm not sure how this one slipped under until now, but damn this is one fine looking book. An out of continuity one shot about Matt Murdock dealing with Elektra's death (and rebirth), I think this may be some of my favorite art of Frank Miller's career (and I'm a pretty big Miller fan). And it's pretty hardcore Miller (with really tight colors by Lynn Varley, as per).
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_HC8dOKQK3Zc/Sj-L3ksAXFI/AAAAAAAABYo/FbPXBVLCdik/s320/miller_elektra_lives_again.jpg)
(http://blog.adlo.es/images/2007/06/990222-2.jpg)
Filled with great urban perspective shots and amazing detail, not to mention some hardcore fights, it shows a side to Miller's work that I've not paid much attention to, being mostly a fan of Sin City. My review is fairly pointless as it's been reviewed on 4thletter! (http://www.4thletter.net/2010/04/booze-broads-bullets-elektra-lives-again/) a lot more elegantly and with more pictures (including one of my now favorite fight scenes.) Give it a look.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Jun 06, 2010, 02:59 PM
(http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n8/n41321.jpg)

A little hard to follow, but the art is gorgeous.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jun 06, 2010, 09:30 PM
Devilman is the greatest of them all.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrimsonViper38 on Jun 07, 2010, 12:02 AM
http://goblins.keenspot.com/
(http://goblinscomic.com/comics/20061029.jpg)
(http://goblinscomic.com/comics/20061030.jpg)
I was skeptical at first, but my GOD this is a wonderful webcomic.
It's just wonderful, I've been reading it since http://www.meekcomic.com/ referred it.

Understanding all the D&D references are not required at all. Beneath all the RPG references and the graphic violence, there is a real sincere examination of absolute "Good vs. Evil". For instance, there's a heartbreaking couple of pages where a crazy old goblin and a blind old goblin are ruthlessly murdered by a deranged Paladin, who considers himself an unstoppable force of "good".

This is well written, give it a chance if the first few pages seem amateurish. You can see the coloring and pose quality improve quickly, and once the story gets going, you'll fall in love, I promise.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jun 19, 2010, 04:02 PM
I can't find any images to link but I recommend Obrigado!  It's a manga that's a collection of one shot stories by Katou Shinkichi.  Each story is really different and drifts between strange and touching or both.  The art is pretty tight too and the visual storytelling is superb.  I'm not a big fan of the dark lines he uses for the faces but it's cool, the author drifts between really rendered and realistic images to really cartoony ones, especially when there's humor involved. 
This might be a bit of a spoiler but to give an example: The first story is about a young man who lives with his sister who turns tricks for a living and takes care of his baby niece.  They live in the near future with flying buses.  The flying bus becomes a metaphor and theme throughout the story.  Go read them all.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Charlie on Jun 19, 2010, 05:03 PM
i found issues 2 and 3 of Orc Stain ;)

I didn't find number 1, so I am missing that, but its badass so far : D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: comicollage on Jun 20, 2010, 01:16 PM
Too Old. Beleive it or not I avoided all three of those. Yes they were at the Library. Yes I chose other Works. Lately I've been catching up with Baiou on Zuda. but that's about it. Having a craving to dg out my coverless E. R. Buroughs version of TARZAN. But I'd have to go ot to my Dads place and fck a sheep just to get to it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: fowlie on Jun 20, 2010, 04:03 PM
It was a boring Sunday today, so I got some more Canadian content in.

The Hipless Boy by Sully

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/97818949944084.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/fowlie/hiplessBoy_sample1.jpg)

A charming collection of auto-bio comics by Sully.  It was a good afternoon read. The pages are actually printed in a really nice black and white and blue, no gray.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: mr. robot on Jul 01, 2010, 10:57 AM
Hey uhhh my comic is ending on Monday

you know if you want to read it or something

http://www.rice-boy.com
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 01, 2010, 06:41 PM
I have been reading it :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Jul 13, 2010, 12:46 AM
I love Franken Fran. Jack got me into it a while back, and then it went on hiatus, and I guess it's back now.

Anyway, this chapter isn't wholly typical of the series, but I had to share it with you all.

http://www.1000manga.com/Franken_Fran/26/01/

READ IT TO THE END, TRUST ME IT'S WORTH IT.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Charlie on Jul 13, 2010, 02:08 AM
After reading that I went to chapter 1 and read a couple more. Its disturbing, but yet its disturbing in such a...pleasant way? I am not sure half the time whether or not I should be smiling or feeling really disgusted haha. Its amazing. I'll have to read more sometime.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qyzex on Jul 13, 2010, 03:04 AM
probably what most other people are reading recently...

(http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/scarlet2.jpg)

Love it so far.


Also reading The Pro, because I finally got the chance to.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Jul 13, 2010, 09:03 PM
After you read The Pro, look up the animated short on YouTube - it's so good animated
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Hiemie on Jul 14, 2010, 11:41 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 17, 2010, 07:23 AM
I've always been a big fan of Tsutomu Nihei, ever since I found out about him when he did the Marvel miniseries Snikt! (which was basically Wolverine in the world of Blame essentially) and since then I eagerly devoured Blame and everything else that came along Abara, Biomega, etc.  I cite him as another influence, even if it isn't an obvious one.  Now I write this because I recently discovered he had a new series called Knights of Cydonia/Cydonia no Kishi (there's a MUSE song by the same name or something like that, I hear).  There's like eight chapters out but I like it.  It's ostenibly a mecha series but with a lot of his usual motifs.  The main character is essentially the only 'normal' human as he eats and has a physiology we are used to, while apparently everyone else in the future has developed photosynthesis.  And they fight gross nearly invincible aliens.  So if you're a fan, go read it.

Oh and since a friend recommended it I've been looking for issues of SHIELD, but it's so popular the first two issues are hard to find and will probably go through a second printing.  Meanwhile, catching up on Invincible.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Jul 18, 2010, 06:50 PM
I just picked up a buncha single issues today- Usagi Yojimbo, Orc Stain, King City, some Tank Girl miniseries, Chew, and mutha-fugging Darkwing Duck. I also read tons of webcomics, including but not limited to Girls With Slingshots, Girly, Dr. McNinja, Gunnerkrigg Court, FreakAngels, and Penny Arcade. I'm also eagerly awaiting the release of the last Scott Pilgrim volume this month. It's this month, right?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Jul 22, 2010, 03:37 AM
BAD NEWS, ALL ONLINE MANGA HOSTS SITES ARE GONNA GO DOWN SOON cause apparently japan hates us all now!!!! that's ok i guess, I'll miss em :(
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: otamie on Jul 22, 2010, 05:21 AM
Why are they going down?!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: fowlie on Jul 22, 2010, 07:31 AM

Because reading fan scanned and translated manga online for free is apparently illegal. Who knew?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: otamie on Jul 22, 2010, 07:53 AM

Because reading fan scanned and translated manga online for free is apparently illegal. Who knew?

Well put me in a dress and call me sally, I never thought about it that way FFFF 8D

On a serious note: its not that I didn't buy manga but it was a good way to find buy worthy manga.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Jul 22, 2010, 10:04 AM
I'm also eagerly awaiting the release of the last Scott Pilgrim volume this month. It's this month, right?

It came out on Tuesday, and it's pretty badass.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jul 22, 2010, 11:18 AM
Sad times about One Manga and other such sites, i'll have to get my fixes via torrents etc now.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 22, 2010, 12:46 PM
Feels like I'll have to regress to other methods of manga hunting.

But basically US manga companies are crying and blaming online sites for their poor sales.  As one publisher put it, it was all fine and dandy until people started putting up licensed manga and not taking down manga that was licensed and charging people for it.  Which sounds like baloney but oh well.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wolcik on Jul 22, 2010, 05:41 PM
So it's illegal... but why they closing the sites? I don't see the connection XD
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jul 23, 2010, 02:36 AM
The manga companies have never really gone out of their way to do anything about it until now, is the way i am understanding it.

Apparently the majority of major manga companies have now contacted the major sites and told them to stop.

My beef is that it takes so long for translations to hit our shores, what are we supposed to do now? wait a year and a half for the stories etc to catch up?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wolcik on Jul 23, 2010, 02:43 AM
Well, without the internet I won't see any manga (maybe some crappy ones for girls or old Naruto), so that's unfair. Ban the scannlations in countries when this part of francise selling branch matters.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Jul 23, 2010, 05:28 AM
The manga companies have never really gone out of their way to do anything about it until now, is the way i am understanding it.

Apparently the majority of major manga companies have now contacted the major sites and told them to stop.

My beef is that it takes so long for translations to hit our shores, what are we supposed to do now? wait a year and a half for the stories etc to catch up?

Yes.  Look, for a long time I read as much manga online as the next guy, but I think the perspective of the manga publishers has much more merit than most of you guys seem to think (I'm not trying to pick on you in particular, Enef).  The manga market has been in decline for some time, and the publishers were bound to address scanlations at some point.  I first got into comics through scanlations, and I really am sorry to see them go, but good on the publishers for taking this united, uniform initiative rather than the haphazard address-one-site-every-once-in-a-while approach that Marvel and DC have been taking to address the same problem.  It was going to happen eventually, and it really bugs me when people act like they are entitled the right to read illegal scanlations.  Maybe some of the Naruto scanlators will take this opportunity to instead translate some of the great manga that still isn't available in English, for which I don't see as big of a problem with online distribution.

Wolcik, I'm more sympathetic to your complaint, because I was in the same situation for a while (living in a country where I couldn't get much manga in print) but the vast majority of English speaking manga readers are in countries where they could purchase manga if they chose to do so, and you can't really blame the publishers for not really taking the small minority that you are a part of in account.  It might be expensive, but for stuff that you really want to buy there's always the Internet.

On a related point, I think that now would be a great time for publishers like Viz and Tokyopop to cut the prices on their manga volumes by lowering production values.  Unlike, say, some of the more literary manga published by places like Vertical, Naruto, One Piece and the like are mass market products, and they should be treated as such in terms of presentation.  If American publishers followed the format of the Japanese tankoubons more closely (chiefly with smaller sizes and lower paper quality), I would imagine their books would be a couple dollars cheaper, and annoucning such a change now would go a long way towards appeasing the hardcore fans that will be angriest about this anti-scanlation initiative.

Anyways, sorry to derail this thread.  That was much longer than I planned it to be.  I recently finished Dylan Horrocks' Hicksville and I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jul 23, 2010, 05:43 AM
My point is that the manga we do get in english speaking countries is too far behind and only available in volumes.

If they were to keep up to date with the latest releases and have them available in a weekly chapter format i wouldn't have any issue paying for it. In fact, i would gladly do so (and make sure i get a subscription to it) because i'm always forgetting to check manga websites for the newest releases.

My issue isn't that i think i'm entitled to read illegally scanlated manga, it's that i shouldn't be restricted to manga thats only available in volume form and that's sometimes up to a year behind actual storylines, if it's even released in english at all.

It's also really difficult to find some of the stuff i enjoy in the UK, even comics wise, without paying over the odds on Amazon or some such, which you pointed out yourself as an issue, Viz are especially bad for this.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 23, 2010, 08:39 AM
Well no one, absolutely no one can justify reading scanlations because no matter how you slice it, it's illegal and you are stealing from the creators. I read scanlations all the time but like with downloading music, I'm fully aware it is wrong. A lot of the manga I read is unlicensed or extremely behind the US releases but I still have no right to be reading the scanlations.

I think trying to justify it is just silly. We're all stealing, that's the cut and dry version of it. The creators and publishers don't owe us shit. They especially don't owe us filthy pirates. They're not trying to be mean jerks and piss in your Cheerios. The anime and manga industry is doing awful right now, every single year another company dies off. If all the leeches that downloaded their anime and manga off the internet actually bought some anime and manga the industry would be in much better shape right now. This is why the companies are going after fansubbers and scanlators. If the industry was flourishing maybe they wouldn't have realized oh hey a huge % of anime fans are stealing from us and we're losing a fuck ton of money, we need to do something about it!

Even if they offered more legal alternatives like simultaneous releases and an actual online manga site (which 2 legal ones are coming out it seems) people would still read scanlations. Even Naruto which is only a few volumes behind the Japanese releases in America gets pirated a fuck ton. You can also look at Funimation, Crunchyroll, Hulu, etc. all of them have simulcasts of select anime and pirates still whine and bitch that they can't download the episodes to keep forever, bitch that the quality isn't as good as the fansubs, bitch that the fansubbers are better translators despite the complainer not knowing Japanese. I'm pretty confident the same thing would happen with legal online manga sites, people will still torrent the crap out of releases and complain the official release isn't as good as the scanlator's.

Sadly, if the legal online manga sites charge I have a feeling a ton of people still aren't going to pay for it and the industry isn't going to get in much better shape. Why pay for it if you can get it for free on random manga browser website?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 23, 2010, 09:49 AM
All the reasons are fine and what not, but I just think the official reasons they're giving are just kinda crap though.  Because from the news and interviews I've read online so far, a lot of these publishers are claiming that what they're attacking is the fact that already translated and licensed books are being scanned online (I know mangafox had this practice and that was definitely in poor taste) and that websites are charging for access to some scans (the people paying for these must be stupid), so that's cash that should go to them that's going to random people with no permission.  Though these are all really obviously excuses to deal with scanlations as a whole which I'm sure they'd like to snip in the bud.  But the truth is, while these websites will go down, traditional methods of acquiring scanlations will probably still continue.  People are pretty resistant when it comes to what they think they're entitled to do.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 23, 2010, 09:57 AM
They don't really care as much about the scanlators. I mean a lot of pros started as fansubbers/scanlators. But you have to consider OneManga was on Google's list of 1000 most visited sites. When clearly a ginormous chunk of people are viewing manga illegally easily on one big site it's an issue. It looks like they're just going after sites like OneManga, the companies normally don't care about the scanlators themselves. They don't have the time/resources to track people down on bit torrent or IRC or sites that give a download links. So it's not like scanlations are going away, they're just making it harder for you. A lot of people are going to be too lazy to track down downloads and manually download them or learn how to use IRC so that is a small victory for the companies.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: garic on Jul 23, 2010, 11:13 AM
Yeah, I agree with Angie.  The idea is just to get rid of the big hubs like OneManga and force people to make more of an active effort to seek out scanlations, which I really do think will decrease the number of people that do it; searching bittorrent or always looking for new sites is too time consuming for a casual reader.  Legal manga sites aren't a great alternative, at least in my opinion; I would much rather pay $10 for a 200 page book than $1 for 200 pages online.  The issue of getting people to pay for things online once they've become used to getting them for free is much larger than manga publishing, however -- newspapers, for instance, are facing the same problems.  Still, publishers should be able address this question on their own terms and not have their hand forced by scanlators; it's entirely within their moral and legal rights to force sites like OneManga to close.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 23, 2010, 11:34 AM
Yeah, I don't think I would pay to read manga online. I prefer to buy the books, I mean I have 3 bookcases full of manga alone haha I just prefer the feel of having the book instead of reading on a monitor. The only way I would pay to read manga online is if it were a monthly fee kind of deal that I believe Crunchyroll does with streaming anime. Like $8.99-$12.99 a month to read whatever manga that was available provided it was a massive selection I would totally do. But I would never pay per a chapter when I can just buy the book whenever it comes out. The $8.99 price came from Netflix.

I personally only follow a few series online so it wouldn't really be worth it for me to go more than $12.99 a month. Hell, Crunchyroll only charges $6.95 a month to watch anime and amazingly they're actually making a profit (that's what the company said recently anyways). I wouldn't mind paying the cost of one manga volume to get my monthly manga fix early, but paying per chapter would be way too costly.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Jul 25, 2010, 06:51 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_tLESWCj7nLE/SaoNzXgP4RI/AAAAAAAAD1A/u9ghvb_kOTQ/s400/001.jpg)

After searching high and low for this, I discovered I could read it online... (seems like a good thing I found it now huh?) It was very good. Surreal and grotesque, and Maruo's art was lovely as usual.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 25, 2010, 07:33 PM
Haha a book so controversial that even the Japanese themselves banned it.   There's a movie too but I think amidst controversy or whatever only France has any version of it.  It goes by Midori.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Cherubas on Jul 25, 2010, 07:45 PM
I feel like I picked a bad time to hop in on this topic. Like I walked in on a food fight. I can live with it if onemanga's getting closed. The only things I ever got around to reading on there were +Anima and 666 Satan, and I never finished either. I share Angie's opinion for the most part. So do you guys read American comics too or is it just manga these days?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 25, 2010, 07:56 PM
I just at this moment finished reading Ghost Riders: Heaven's On Fire and man this redeems all the shitty stories Ghost Rider has had in the last decade.  And Ghost Rider has always been a childhood fave of mine.  The pace is too fast in my opinion but it's a great Ghost Rider story and to me kinda bridges all the new storylines with Ghost Rider enemies from the 90's.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 25, 2010, 07:57 PM
I read American comics, just not as many since I wait for good word of mouth before I buy them since I tend to just grab up the graphic novels
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Enef on Jul 26, 2010, 04:25 AM
(http://www.7415comics.com/images/illustrations/eyeshield21_6_18.jpg)

Re-reading Eyeshield 21 just because.

My god this stuff is so good.

I never thought i would enjoy an american football Manga but i do, it's full of life and interesting storylines.

Definetely worth reading through.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Cherubas on Jul 26, 2010, 10:20 AM
I somehow never got into Ghost Rider. He looked cool to me as a kid, but I never took the time to sit down and read any of them. I actually didn't know anything about him other than the fact that his skull is on fire and he has a motorcycle. That is, until the movie. Then I realized he was actually Nicholas Cage. I have a soft spot in my heart for all superheroes who are actually Nicholas Cage. Seriously though, I may have to check that out then. I read a lot of comics off and on, it's hard for me to find art I like and writing I like at the same time. All-Star Batman and Robin, for instance. I adored the art in that, but the writing was a little... Over the top for me. I liked Ultimate Spider-man up until issue 100 or so when they changed artists and stuff. Right now the only thing I read consistently is Invincible.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Chao-One on Jul 26, 2010, 02:01 PM
Just finished reading Scott Pilgrim, MBQ (again), and the first 2 volumes of VOID Pulpo (again).
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 27, 2010, 11:35 AM
Finally got off my ass and grabbed

(http://www.frankburelle.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/understanding-comics_5001.jpg)
(http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/calendar/1003/PN6710Mcc2006.jpg)

to get my learnin on.

Also grabbed Joe the Barbarian finally since I already watch Sean on DA

(http://artisticallychill.com/blog/wp-images/joeTheBarbarian03.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Jul 27, 2010, 11:40 AM
I have all three of McCloud's books- they're great reads, even Reinventing, which is more amusing in a retrospective manner. I've been watching Sean Murphy's DA for a solid year now, and I'm always floored by his inks. I want to purchase a Joe the Barbarian TPB when they come out- I can't find the issues in any of my comic shops.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 27, 2010, 11:44 AM
Yeah, I was bad and torrented Joe. I did however pre-order this sexy thang http://www.amazon.com/Joe-Barbarian-Deluxe-Grant-Morrison/dp/1401229719/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280256155&sr=8-1 can't wait for that shit to come out! Makes me very sad that it doesn't come out until February
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Nachte on Jul 27, 2010, 05:26 PM
Sean Murphy is going to run me out of money, I swear. Hes got a hellblazer short coming out in ..October I think and I'm already day dreaming about reading. I've been keeping up with joe the barbarian. The story is interesting, sorta? But I just find myself staring at the art.  I remember catching a video of him inking on youtube, and its just mind blowing how natural he makes it look.

Other than Joe, I've been reading the new Spirit run. I've been eyeballing The Green Hornet, but theres like 7 different series running for it right now and its really convoluted and hard to get into without a metric wad of cash. I've also been reading American Vampire, which is another one I swear I could read sheerly for the art.

(http://larryfire.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/american_vampire_02_cover_by_rafaelalbuquerqueart.jpg)

I was so pleased when I opened the book and the art was as good as the sexy cover.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Jul 27, 2010, 11:57 PM
You know what else had amazing art? Hellboy: The Wild Hunt. I saw the cover for, what was it, issue 2 or 3, and I flip through it, and I come across this page of Hellboy in this underground cavern with skeletons and stuff, but it's one of the most gorgeous pieces of comic art I've ever seen. The detail, the style, the sheer amount of stuff in it made me buy it instantly.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: fowlie on Jul 28, 2010, 07:12 AM
Hellboy has great art but every time I've tried to read it I get terribly bored.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: NeoIcarus on Jul 28, 2010, 08:20 AM
I liked Ultimate Spider-man up until issue 100 or so when they changed artists and stuff.

It's funny. I started reading Ultimate Spider-Man after Stuart Immonen began drawing it. I really like his stuff. When I went back to the first issues and saw Mark Bagley's work it's like somebody spat in my eye.

Read Brightest Day: Green Lantern #55 cause there's a story about Lobo and a story about Dex-Starr in it. That and the store clerk assured me that the planets were aligned just right so that for one issue, Geoff Johns could write something good.

Damn liar.

Started collecting One Piece now that they have the 3 volumes in 1 books for about $15 each. It's good but everybody already knows that.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 28, 2010, 08:23 AM
Hellboy has great art but every time I've tried to read it I get terribly bored.

hahaha I thought I was the only one. I like looking at it but I can't ever get into it no matter how many times I try
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jul 28, 2010, 12:09 PM
pfffftttt.....girls
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Jul 28, 2010, 01:06 PM
(http://michaelmay.us/07blog/images/1113_elephantmen013b.jpg)

Gabe gave me the first two volumes of Elephantmen to read, which I finally finished- it's something I would never see myself picking out on my own but I really enjoyed it
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Jul 29, 2010, 01:36 PM
I just picked up and devoured Scott Pilgrim Volume 6. So frigging good~
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Cherubas on Jul 29, 2010, 05:14 PM
I liked Ultimate Spider-man up until issue 100 or so when they changed artists and stuff.

When I went back to the first issues and saw Mark Bagley's work it's like somebody spat in my eye.

Started collecting One Piece now that they have the 3 volumes in 1 books for about $15 each. It's good but everybody already knows that.

I haven't read the Green Lantern issue that you're referring to, but judging by your dislike of Bagley's art and your non-hate of One Piece, I'd wager that I would be blown away by it. You must be my polar opposite. We should fight to the death.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Jul 30, 2010, 12:46 AM
Just read Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour and enjoyed - still need to reread for comprehension though
I agree with Nachte that American Vampire is muy sexy - I just realized I am missing an issue! (I dunno how it happened)
Wonder Woman has a whole new attitude (and costume), and I am loving it (that attitude mostly, but the suits okay)
X-Men Legacy is Rogue's book, baby, and its the only X-book haven't dropped from my reading list (take that, X-vampires)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Jul 31, 2010, 02:44 AM
X-Vamps is awesome! 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Aug 01, 2010, 08:19 AM
I just finished Peepo Choo 1 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1934287830?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1934287830).  This shit is CRAZY

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Xd7tcNBRL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Aluísio C. Santos on Aug 01, 2010, 10:41 AM
I think I already like it..
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Aug 01, 2010, 12:48 PM
I've heard of this, I think I've even read a preview for this, but I still have no clue. Sell me on the series- what's Peepo about?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Aug 04, 2010, 09:16 PM
Didn't know where else to stick this and it seems mildly relevant.  Well at least these people were reading comics...
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/superman-comic-saves-familys-home/story?id=11306997&page=1
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Orion on Aug 04, 2010, 09:49 PM
Hot Dog! Best story I have heard all year.  ;D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jethro-tullzy on Aug 05, 2010, 12:57 AM
I've got a few I'm currently reading:
Steel Ball Run - Because I love reading this series. Still haven't finished the vento aureo arc, and stone ocean ;____;
Micheal Strazynski's Thor run - read the first tpb and i want MORE! I love coipel's Thor! He's so manly ;A;
I was hoping to catch up on Ben Templesmith's Choker sometime in the near future. Looking forward to his newest project!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Runic on Aug 14, 2010, 10:18 PM
Hrm.
Aside from re-reading Scott Pilgrim after the movie and enjoying the video game...
I'm reading Jeff Smith's Bone series.
I recall reading some of this when I was younger. But I'm REALLY getting into it now.
I have a few books in color and some in their original format. I enjoy both formats.

The Mouseguard series. By David Petersen.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/RagChow/Blogstuff/mouse_guard.jpg)

Amazing inks and color in here aside from the interesting story. David sometimes live streams when he works on stuff.
I wish I could be as detailed as this.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Aug 15, 2010, 06:58 AM
Ahh I remember reading Bone throughout middle and high school- I bought one of the color books, but I personally preferred the black and white version. Have you read Jeff Smith's new series Rasl? It's totally different in tone from Bone, but it still really intrigues me.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mishi on Aug 18, 2010, 07:31 PM
Some cool French comics.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/Baloognafield/naja3_cover.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/Baloognafield/Naja_tome3_pg06.jpg)
NAJA, by Bengal

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/Baloognafield/2006ashecouv.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/Baloognafield/hardy_v_ashebarrett.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/Baloognafield/1059930-gf.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/Baloognafield/bestioles_image2.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Aug 19, 2010, 08:23 PM
oh, bengal.
why don't you update any more?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Aug 21, 2010, 02:17 PM
Where'd you find that Bestioles comic? I googled it but can only find some French blogs...
Title: Re: I'm reading Jolies Ténèbres, thanks for asking.
Post by: Dr.Salt on Aug 21, 2010, 03:33 PM
That reminds me, I had wanted to post this last year but there weren't any pictures online.
(http://ronniedelcarmen.com/new_images/keras_02.jpg)(http://www.bdtheque.com/repupload/G/G_8198_03.JPG)
I can't get much of the text, but it was pretty dark. It was about little people who live inside a young girl who dies in the woods, forcing them to flee her rotting corpse. Then shit gets bad.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WtJYjvtNhbI/SytlG-PU8XI/AAAAAAAAASY/IaEX01DGNIk/s400/17.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Aug 21, 2010, 04:18 PM
Man that sounds cool.  But there isn't an english version?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mishi on Aug 21, 2010, 05:24 PM
Oh yeaahh, Jolies Tenebres! I have that book, but it wasn't translated. The artworks' beautiful, and the story was unexpectedly morbid.

Ms. Don't Touch Me is also a good one by Kerascoet, it's translated too! It's about a high-end courtesan's club with a dark secret.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/Baloognafield/022309_missdonttouchme01.jpg)

Vanilla, I got the book from France when I was studying this summer. I tried to buy as many books there as I could!
Perhaps they might have it on an online bookstore, maybe a French one? I don't really know any off the top of my head. You could try Stuart Ng, he has a lot of books imported.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: justarhymes on Aug 21, 2010, 09:41 PM
I wish I knew French.. I wanna read Bestioles so bad.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Dr.Salt on Aug 22, 2010, 03:22 AM
Perhaps they might have it on an online bookstore, maybe a French one?

I'm fairly sure if you have an account at Amazon.com it works at Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bestioles-Hubert/dp/220506147X/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1282471680&sr=8-10).
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Aug 25, 2010, 06:30 PM
So I just bought and read I Kill Giants.  It's a damn good book.  'Nuff Said.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qyzex on Aug 25, 2010, 06:52 PM
So I just bought and read I Kill Giants.  It's a damn good book.  'Nuff Said.

I own 'em, and have read them bunches. Thoroughly enjoy!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Cherubas on Aug 26, 2010, 08:17 PM
I've seen it around and thought about it but never convinced myself to take a risk with it. Maybe I'll grab one though, see how damn good it is.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Aug 31, 2010, 01:10 PM
I wouldn't call this a comic, more a narration with pictures, but I'm entertained all the same. 
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/08/expectations-vs-reality.html
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Aug 31, 2010, 02:35 PM
holy crap, i can't believe that comic is still running. and she's making a living off it!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: 4:00am on Aug 31, 2010, 05:24 PM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=user_review&id=2465

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ten Dead Kings on Sep 01, 2010, 12:15 AM
Anyone read Manly Guys Doing Manly Things?
thepunchlineismachismo.com (http://thepunchlineismachismo.com)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Aluísio C. Santos on Sep 01, 2010, 05:34 AM
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=user_review&id=2465


I didn't know they had translated Mad Bull 34..
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Fred v2.0.1 on Sep 01, 2010, 02:57 PM
Anyone read Manly Guys Doing Manly Things?
thepunchlineismachismo.com (http://thepunchlineismachismo.com)

 I sure am now.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: beardedMenace on Sep 01, 2010, 06:51 PM
(http://thedailycrosshatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/dougtennapelghostopoliscover.jpeg)

Finished this a little while ago.  It was good, but felt like it should have been split up into volumes to slow down the pacing a little.  There are some heavier themes and cool concepts, but everything is just breezed over for the sake of fitting it all into one book.  Still, a decent read.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Sep 09, 2010, 04:19 PM
So while the trailer for Panties and Stockings with Garterbelt looks fun, while waiting for the show, here's the manga:
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/panty_stocking_with_garterbelt/v01/c001/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Sep 10, 2010, 10:47 AM
oh wow, the anime holds very true to the manga
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: amazingdavid on Sep 10, 2010, 11:33 AM
Is anybody reading Northlands?  This is by far my favorite ongoing right now...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Orion on Oct 05, 2010, 01:37 PM
(http://www.willeisner.com/books/images/newyork_big_city_cv_new_400.jpg)

NEW YORK: THE BIG CITY

by Will Eisner

A rather charming and heart-felt series of vignettes from the old master Will Eisner. I can see why Eisner was so revered for his skills as not only a comic maker but as a writer as well. Worth the read if you can find it. I got it 40% off at a local shop and the price wasn't that bad to begin with.  Great little snapshots into small moments and day to day of city life warts and all in some places (albeit a rather old fashion one.) The character deisigns and movement are tight and I love the gray scale effect giving it a timeless look.

 A great read from an old master. :)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Oct 05, 2010, 07:23 PM
(http://entervoid.com/images/toast/books.jpg)

This is a stack of stuff I've read recently... it's actually grown a bit since a took this picture
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Oct 05, 2010, 07:40 PM
A lot of those are titles I hope I get around to read someday.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Oct 05, 2010, 09:29 PM
I was planning on writing something about each, and thus the stack on the corner of my desk... but I'm not sure I'll ever get around to it.

Quickly, from the bottom:
Joker is cool
Coward... kinda sucks.  Not sure what all the hype is about
Unwritten - Book 1 is fantastic, Book 2 just plods along
Madame Mirage is certainly nice to look at, though the story is just kinda there
I love Fear Agent and will be saddened while Remender is at Marvel and not working on more Fear Agent
Chew is one of the most original and unpredictable books I've read in a long tome.
The Sword is madness, though sometimes there's way too many talking heads and exposition
Revolver is definitely cool and interesting
If you're not already, you should really be reading Northlanders
BPRD is good stuff
Ex Machina - Kinda liked it more when it was just political and the hero stuff was in the past.  Nearing its end, the book is going into a weird place I'm not sure I like.
All-Star Superman - I was harsh on this originally, but it reads much better as a whole than as random single issues.  Recommended.
Elephantmen moves very slowly and has some occasionally lazy looking art.  Otherwise pretty good.
Haven't played the Dead Space game, but the comic makes me want to.  Creepy and great.
Planetary has an abrupt ending to an otherwise fantastic series
I was saddened when Hellboy left the BPRD, but his solo stuff, especially Wild Hunt, and fucking GRAND
Rocketo - Much like Unwritten, Book 1 is fantastic and Book 2 is kinda forgettable.
Ghostopolis - I love Tennapel.  Bonus: It's in color!
Parker - Oh my God, get this!  And anything else by Cooke while you're at it.
I can barely find the words to describe Peepo Choo.  It's crazy... a sort of spiritual successor to MBQ, but also completely different.  You're really have to try it for yourself.
Scott Pilgrim - Totally agree with the crits on the early books that all the characters look the same.  Get past that, though, and the story is hilarious, sweet, and fun
I like MBQ, but can understand why others don't.  It's gonna be hit or miss with people.

And that's all I've got to say about that.

...not really, but it's all the time I've got
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Oct 05, 2010, 09:49 PM
I just got the first issue of Chew.  And it is so wierd and yet so interesting all at once.  I'm definitely gonna start collecting though because the first issue made me want more.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Oct 06, 2010, 12:52 AM
man, i really have to get/read mbq3 one of these days. it's the last in the series, right? i really dig it, there's a lot of energy in the art and the writing hits pretty close to home.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sleepchen on Oct 06, 2010, 01:55 AM
(http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/reviews/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Blacksad-NY-70x100-web.jpg)
Blacksad, vol. 1--Got this about a week ago, AMAZING stuff.

(http://www.museumofminims.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/abominable.jpg)
The Abomibable Charles Christopher-- really nicely done in every way, and really rather cute

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1932234675.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Grabbed this from the library an hour ago, I haven't even started it.

Man, comics are just so expensive, sucks having to rely on libraries so much. I had to put down copies of Ghost World, Tank Girl and BPRD the last time I went chopping for comics, it was pretty lame.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Oct 06, 2010, 11:27 AM
http://thethiefisdead.blogspot.com/

Gyakushu, you can read the whole thing there legally this month

(http://www.accordionface.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/GYAKUSHU3.png)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Charlie on Oct 06, 2010, 01:02 PM
I just read that now :D. At first I thought the writing was a bit tedious, the way the story kept going back to the narrator all the time and always going back and forth...but I think near the end of chapter 1 and start of chapter 2 it really started to find a great pace, and chapter 3 was awesome. Great read and the art kept getting stronger as each chapter progressed. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Oct 06, 2010, 01:05 PM
Yeah it was hard to get into initially but it flowed a lot better as it went on
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Oct 06, 2010, 05:12 PM
I remember reading Chapter 1 when it was new and while I thought the series sounded somewhat interesting (among everything else that was around at the time) I did not follow up on it.  But I am reconsidering now that you guys are talking about it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Oct 06, 2010, 11:20 PM
I like comics a lot.  But you know I feel desensitized to a lot of them.  Things that happen in print form don't illicit a strong emotional reaction but I have finally found a comic that has.  I am floored.  

And for once, I don't even want to spoil what happens.  I'll show you this page because it's one of my favorite pages though:

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/Geneticangel9/siamahero_v01p181.jpg)

It is called I Am A Hero.  There's a movie I can easily compare it to but it would ruin it if I said it.  The best thing I can say about the comic is that it starts out at an easy pace with a seemingly slice of life approach but has quite the bizarre main character.  But keep reading it and pay attention and I promise you will be pleasantly surprised.  Mature Audiences only.

PS If you enjoy stories like Oyasumi Punpun, I would say the storytelling is similar in a way.  I think if you enjoy that sort of story you'll enjoy this one.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Slagglle on Oct 07, 2010, 12:14 AM
Haha, they even have hipsters in Japan? oh god.
I got to read this now.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Oct 07, 2010, 12:51 AM
i am intrigued.

link me.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Oct 07, 2010, 01:58 PM
Got my birthday money today so I did some comic shopping

Bakuman volume 1
Pluto volume 6
Naruto volume 49
Akira volume 1 (thank god they rereleased it!)
Peepo Choo volume 1
Blankets
Solanin
Koko Be Good
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: HAVEN! on Oct 09, 2010, 10:26 AM
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/7577/11870449.jpg)
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/536/70310373.jpg)

Just found this, but no time to read it. i'll have to check it out after work today
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Oct 09, 2010, 01:18 PM
So apparently Archie Comics has announced that they are launching a Megaman comic.  As a megaman fanatic I don't know how I feel about this...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: E.W. Schneider on Oct 09, 2010, 02:33 PM
So apparently Archie Comics has announced that they are launching a Megaman comic.  As a megaman fanatic I don't know how I feel about this...

If it's anything like the Megamix it could be good. Last I checked, they still had the Sonic comics going on, so they must be doing something right.


EDIT: Okay, maybe I spoke too soon.

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5879/mmprexclusive402.jpg)

That is some funky face on Cutman.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Charlie on Oct 09, 2010, 03:25 PM
Damnit Spaz, what the hell has happened to you. You know I was getting my hopes up a bit because the cover art wasn't too bad, neither were some of the concept sketches that Spaz had put out when they revealed this. His covers for a couple of the upcoming Sonic issues were looking better than his recent stuff...

But now he is back to this. He used to be so awesome back in the day, what happened =(.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: E.W. Schneider on Oct 09, 2010, 05:10 PM
Damnit Spaz, what the hell has happened to you. You know I was getting my hopes up a bit because the cover art wasn't too bad, neither were some of the concept sketches that Spaz had put out when they revealed this. His covers for a couple of the upcoming Sonic issues were looking better than his recent stuff...

But now he is back to this. He used to be so awesome back in the day, what happened =(.

how to draw manga man
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Oct 12, 2010, 02:01 PM
I'd really like to have a nice stack shot like Toast posted earlier, but my camera's shit & it's too much of a hassle for me to upload. But I spent way, way, WAY too much money at NYCC (& the greater NY area after)...

(http://www.rice-boy.com/store/rbbook.png)
First off, finally got my copy of Rice Boy from Evan! FUCK YES!! Was going to hang with him in the city yesterday, but things worked out all right & wrong. But I got the collection & the making of. I read through the story before, but did it again in one huge chunk instead of sleeping one night. So awesome...

Most of the money went to the table selling BDs (very inconveniently down the same aisle with all the cosplay materials & love pillows... which was unsettlingly the busiest corner of the con it seemed).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/void/arzak_moebius.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/void/meka01.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/void/Jazz_maynard.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/void/Les-armes-du-meta-baron.jpg)
All very much worth it... though really fucking heavy to lug around the city all day. They'll totally lighten the load now though because otherwise, I would've been lugging them back from France.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/void/florescent_black.jpg)
I'm waiting to read this. I know the art's going to be amazing because Nathan Fox hit some sort of crazy stride & is amazing now. I also got Unauthorized Comics, edited by Ulises Farinas, it's a take on DC characters which I typically wouldn't care about, but get a load of his Batman page:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/void/unauthorized-batman-farinas.jpg)
And
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/void/5041172567_653048947c.jpg) And (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/void/cover.jpg)


And outside the con, because apparently I can't go to NY without dropping money at the Japanese bookstore there, I got:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/void/0025.jpg)
Which is all of the storyboards for FLCL. Sure it's not a comic, but I like it a lot. Don't know if I'd recommend it to others though because it was kinda pricey for what it was. Which is a lot of loose sketches. Oh & from Bergen Street, greatest comic shop in the world, I got PRISON PIT vol 2!!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/kurocrash/void/500x_custom_1284303848783_picture_115.jpg)

and Orc Stain 5, which I haven't gotten too yet.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: E.W. Schneider on Oct 12, 2010, 06:59 PM
I just read the comic for the newest Left 4 Dead campaign, "The Sacrifice". The art is a little funky in some spots, however I enjoyed the story and even if you don't know the Left 4 Dead universe (it's zombies), you don't really need to, because the story is presented pretty well. It's about a 178 page read, all download-able in PDF format.

http://www.l4d.com/comic/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Oct 12, 2010, 09:16 PM
I'd really like to have a nice stack shot like Toast posted earlier, but my camera's shit & it's too much of a hassle for me to upload.
I took that picture with my phone... turned out much larger than I thought it would, which worked out kinda well to get all the titles and creator names

The one book that didn't make the stack picture:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51IPnqst8fL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159582393X?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=159582393X)

Seriously, get this any way you can



Also, I shelved the old stack over the weekend and made a new one of books I'd started reading but hadn't finished and other stuff I intend to get to very soon.  Maybe I'll take another picture.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: CrimsonViper38 on Oct 19, 2010, 11:41 PM
might as well post it here. I don't know if this was announced a while ago or you've all seen it, but here's the first few pages of KICK-ASS 2.
http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album_view.php?gid=2593&page=6
(http://i.newsarama.com/images/kickassv2001_dc11_lr_0001.jpg)
(http://i.newsarama.com/images/kickassv2001_int_lr_0001.jpg)
(http://i.newsarama.com/images/kickassv2001_int_lr_0002.jpg)
(http://i.newsarama.com/images/kickassv2001_int_lr_0003.jpg)
(http://i.newsarama.com/images/kickassv2001_int_lr_0004.jpg)
(http://i.newsarama.com/images/kickassv2001_int_lr_0005.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Oct 20, 2010, 02:05 AM
friend shared this on facebook, thought i'd share it with all of you.

(http://i.imgur.com/Sb0Bl.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Dr. David PhD on Oct 20, 2010, 05:53 PM
As far as print comics go, as of late I've only been reading Locke and Key. It's a really amazing story, it's about halfway through at the current moment and anthologies for the first 3 of 6 'books' are out now, I believe. Basically, it's about this family of three kids and their mother who suffered the murder of their father at the hands of this maniac. There was something in the will specifying they move to the old family home and when they get there they start to find all these keys with magical properties. Really quite cool, I'd DEFINITELY reccomend it.

(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/9241/653746-locke_and_key__001_super.jpg)

All the issues are really beautifully drawn and though I wasn't a fan of the style in the beginning and was in it mostly for the story I have to say that not only has the detail improved but it has grown on me a lot. Everything is rendered with a lot of care and the art always compliments the writing perfectly, I'd definitely check it out.

In terms of webcomics, SO much.

Homestuck (http://mspaintadventures.com) by Andrew Hussie comes very highly reccomended, its getting more and more popular by the day and it not only updates every day (or close to it) but there are MULTIPLE updates daily. Really interesting story (that I couldn't BEGIN to try and summarize) and a cool format.

Effort Comics (http://thechipperwhale.com) is also good but the updates are somewhat infrequent, good story though and I love the art to death. NSFW though.

And yes, Hanna is a Boy's Name (http://hanna.aftertorque.com) of course must be included. It has a pretty compelling story (though updates are verrrry scarce at times) and the art is SO great.

And as for "gag" comics, Nedroid (http://nedroid.com), Gunshow Comic (http://gunshowcomic.com), and Hark! A Vagrant (http://harkavagrant.com) (love Kate Beaton's art style...) are a few of my favorites.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Nov 10, 2010, 11:53 AM
(http://mangahelpers.com/photoplog/images/18048/1_OP_Post.jpg)

One Piece-I've read it on and off for years and finally decided to sit back and get caught up. I'm getting there. I never saw what the big deal was or why people loved it so much and then I got to the whole Skypiea arc and couldn't stop reading. It's a little weird to say it took 200 chapters for me to really start to love it but I'm glad I stuck with it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Nov 10, 2010, 08:00 PM
I have also been reading One Piece, Bleach, and (why i don't know) Naruto.

One Piece is a comic people in our circles can't afford to ignore. Even Scott McCloud uses it as an example, several times, in Making Comics. And that was published back in 2006. It is a fantastic read, and will get your adrenalin pumping. The recent chapters are only getting better.

http://manga.bleachexile.com/one-piece-chapter-1.html (http://manga.bleachexile.com/one-piece-chapter-1.html)

another thing I picked up was
(http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/c/80/4bc39b9ba870e/detail.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Nov 11, 2010, 02:23 PM
(http://ih.constantcontact.com/fs042/1102566996393/img/965.jpg)

And Chickens will inherit the Earth...

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/preview/4d52b87i6085/prv6085_pg4.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Dec 03, 2010, 05:53 PM
(http://cdn.the-gutters.com/comics/3a0c2c55b486f6defa7d72fde2fcae9cb5baacd5.jpg)(http://cdn.the-gutters.com/comics/17b9d5c7f62a2d6fb1f1a83e5be55ecbd37229fe.jpg)(http://cdn.the-gutters.com/comics/b0355bc141214368a32f78a42ae69b03a84f062f.jpg)Just found this.  As a fan of mainstream comics this is pretty entertaining to read.  I guess if you don't know much about mainstream comic characters or the people who run the show this webcomic might not be for you.  Each page is standalone and drawn by a different popular artist and is often some sort of criticism against dc/marvel/darkhorse/etc. for the most part.
http://www.the-gutters.com/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Dec 15, 2010, 09:09 PM
(http://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/supergod_1.jpg)
This has been staring at me in my local comic shop for quite some time and so I browsed it and immediately bought up all five issues.  It's quite a ride.  I wouldn't say that the concept is anything new but I don't think it's ever been properly explored in Western comics.  To put it simply, it's a reality where every nation creates a superhero/superhuman except that these superhumans are practically man-made gods.  And well, they have some pretty odd ideas about how to save humanity.  And then comes the Apocalypse. 

I hadn't read the two series by Ellis before this one that completes his superhuman trilogy but I've got an eye out for Black Summer and No Hero.

(http://dyn4.media.forbiddenplanet.com/products/diamond/STK423/STK423726.jpg.size-300_square-true.jpg)
Neonomicon

Now I've long been desensitized to comics.  Sexuality and violence in comics, for the most part, doesn't cause me to flinch in the least.  (And it's my belief that I've seen more than most.)  Except when Alan Moore's at the helm.  Over the years, any scene I've found cringeworthy has been written by him.  I consider him to be batshit crazy and this series only further confirms my belief.  This second issue depicted here definitely made me squirm and left me feeling very uncomfortable and upset by the time I was done reading it.  And it's because I had these feelings that I have to give the man credit for being such a good writer to elicit such a reaction.  So take it from me, who has probably read titles that make other people cry, if you're not okay with it, then avoid this title like the plague, otherwise if you A) like Alan Moore B) like the Cthulhu mythos C) wanna find out what sort of guts you have or D) all of the above, then by all means go and read it. 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: F3E on Dec 28, 2010, 12:36 AM
I didn't found a thread for webcomics, sry if I overlooked it, but I really had to share this with you:

http://www.wormworldsaga.com/

(http://www.digitaldecoy.de/bilder_upload/WWS_Teaser.jpg)

I just adored the story when I read it, hopefully you enjoy it as much as I did :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 05, 2011, 10:47 AM
I read that just yesterday F3E, it's really good.

Speaking of webcomics

http://ryan-a.tumblr.com/post/1325972211/nif01

I wanna bust out the ink washes now
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Jan 05, 2011, 02:10 PM
:O Interesting, it seems that all that ink wash is applied digitally.  it would be cool to know what his process is.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 05, 2011, 02:51 PM
I have no idea, I can't think of a way to do it in PS that would come out looking naturally. I initially thought maybe he did the washes on separate pieces of paper and then scanned them in and plopped them into the lineart in PS. But on panels where there's shadows it looks so natural I feel like that probably wasn't it. If it was indeed PS he may have some really crazy awesome custom brushes.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Jan 05, 2011, 03:12 PM
yeah, I would be surprised if they were brushes. But some of the shadows look a little too crisp and perfect to have been done by hand. It seems to me that maybe he did the washes separately like you said, then put them in Photoshop in separate layers and cut them up to make shadows. Anyway it's cool.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jan 09, 2011, 09:34 AM
Well I'd like to recommend this indie manga I found called Baka and Gogh.  It's by the same author who did Obrigado! if anyone has come across that.  Simple summary is that this two person blues band the Moomuz defend this girl at school who gets picked on.  Her (nick)name is Gogh (like Van Gogh) and it turns out she's incredibly skilled at making clothes and costumes.  So the three become friends and in high school and beyond support each other while following their dreams.  Her dream is to open her own shop and their dream is for their band to be discovered. 

It's a great story.  It's very real and not really like most manga you read.  No shounen or shoujo gimmicks, just a bunch of people trying to live by their own rules.  It has some sweet moments between the three characters and is just fun to read.
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/Geneticangel9/baka_gogh_v1c3p113.jpg)
(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/Geneticangel9/baka_gogh_v1c3p108.jpg)

Oh and lemme talk a bit about the superhero side of things.

The new Superboy series written by Jeff Lumire is great.  It's really enjoyable but it's a pity I can't the same for the art.  I think it's the colorist's fault though since they like using these sickly vomit colors and soft cell shading so make everyone in the comic look sick and on the verge of death.  Really they need to do something about that.  It's a good comic and deserves better.

The new She Hulks series is fun.  The art is pleasant and it's not too deep.  The premise is even simpler, the two She Hulks just beat up bad guys.  So it's really just a fun read to pass the time.  And of course, since we all enjoy high school angst, we get to see the younger She Hulk (who comes from a dystopian future, don't they all?) struggle with it.

Ultimate Captain America.  I really like the Ultimate stuff, especially Ultimate Spiderman, and they've been churning out some good stories.  There's not much I can say about the first issue except that the art is tight and the story is intriguing.  If you like the Ultimates stuff, pick this one up.

Wolverine The Best There Is. is a really polarizing title.  I really like it, though some reviews out there tear it apart for how crazy it is.  That's pretty much why I like it.  Wolverine giving haircuts with his claws at a nightclub?  C'mon that's a great idea, very Edward Scissorhands.  And it just gets crazier.  No complaints about the art, it's busy but a beaut.  Really I think this is the best written wolverine right now.

There's a lot of other comics I buy and read on a week to week basis (Batman titles, Action comics, etc.) but that's enough for now.  I'm really enjoying how the quality of storytelling has seemingly been going up, especially since they've stopped (at least for the time being) all those constant company wide crossovers.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jan 09, 2011, 04:38 PM
Imma reading/studying WANTED

(http://www.beyondhollywood.com/stillsx/2007/06/mark-millar-wanted-comic-cover.jpg)

If you saw the movie and never read this, then YOU ARE MISSING OUT, MY FRIEND.

The plot is the same in the comic and the movie up until Fox shoots everyone in the cafe and takes Westley for a ride. From there, we are shown a world where all the supervillians run the world and no superheroes exist to stop them. Why? Well, it's simple: The supervillians all teamed up and killed them.

Westley's superpower is being really, really, really good at killing anything. And he does it A LOT.

This is an extremely fun read. I recommend it to ALL Voiders and fans of superhero comics.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Jan 09, 2011, 06:24 PM
will, thanks, looks like a good manga
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: vanilla wafer on Jan 09, 2011, 07:29 PM
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/62/188367189_da147dd024.jpg)

Been quite into more surreal/ero-guro/horror manga, like Suehiro Maruo, Yoshida Sensha, Junji Ito, Shintaro Kago and the like. Above picture is from Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show by Suehiro Maruo, which I loved.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Jan 20, 2011, 02:46 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-20_yw9zIG0/TTeObbCKVGI/AAAAAAAAD34/0kyOkg7D47s/s1600/21.jpg)
http://www.catsuka.com/turbomedia/monkeygirl/mgdd.php

read it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jan 22, 2011, 08:43 AM
Just finished Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer, with art by KR

(http://images.betterworldbooks.com/160/Cyberforce-Hunter-Killer-Volume-1-Waid-Mark-9781607061045.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/160706104X?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=160706104X)

I'd never read any Hunter-Killer stuff before this, but had been a big Cyberforce fan back in the day. This served as an excellent reminder of why I liked those stories in the first place, proved that these characters can still be done well, and with gorgeous art from Mr. Rocafort.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jan 24, 2011, 07:37 PM
Same situation with me.  I had seen previews of Hunter Killers and sometimes the characters pop up in other works but no clue what their deal was but when I saw how awesome kr.'s art is, I had to buy it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Charlie on Jan 24, 2011, 09:47 PM
Happened with me and Velocity. I only have the first 2 (third one is out now) with his art in it from that pilot season thingy, and its pretty awesome. The art is killer in it
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Jan 26, 2011, 07:00 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-20_yw9zIG0/TTeObbCKVGI/AAAAAAAAD34/0kyOkg7D47s/s1600/21.jpg)
http://www.catsuka.com/turbomedia/monkeygirl/mgdd.php

read it.

Hell yes. I want more now...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 26, 2011, 12:26 PM
Made a trek to an actual comic store for the first time in years today to pick up Sheldon's issue of Deadpool, also picked up Elephantmen. Would have picked up the Orc Stain trade but they didn't have any Orc Stain so I'll have to Amazon that.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jan 26, 2011, 12:40 PM
I went to the store an hour ago to pick up my weekly pile of comics and Deadpool is one of my mainstays.  I was absolutely shocked to see Sheldon was the artist.  I had no idea!  How cool.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Jan 26, 2011, 12:53 PM
NO DEADPOOL IN CANADA STORES YET BOO FUCKING HOO AHHH
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Jan 26, 2011, 02:17 PM
... to pick up Sheldon's issue of Deadpool...

!!!

When the heck did this happen??
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Jan 26, 2011, 02:23 PM
http://leagueofcomicgeeks.com/comic/8215269/deadpool-32 here guyyyy
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Red on Jan 26, 2011, 03:36 PM
HOW DID YOU GUYS NOT KNOW ABOUT THAT????? TWITTER, PEOPLE.... TWITTER TELLS YOU EVERYTHING.

My boyfriend got me the issue today, he's SO EXCITED because he loves Sheldon AND he loves Deadpool sooooo much, so he's having a nerdgasm right now.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 26, 2011, 03:37 PM
It's a very awesome issue, just read through it. SO GO BUY IT, BITCHES
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jan 26, 2011, 03:56 PM
I just don't have the attention span to pay attention to twitter.  I've tried, believe me, I've tried two or three times.  It exists though, it's just in disuse.  It follows Space Duck and a bunch of porn stars.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Red on Jan 26, 2011, 03:59 PM
I just have a few ones that I really want to pay attention to sent to my phone as a text message.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jan 26, 2011, 07:01 PM
Re-reading an old favorite, the graphic novel adaptation of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

(http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/600w/652/576521/8313451_1.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sheldon on Jan 27, 2011, 08:08 PM
I love you kids. Cannot tell you how much I appreciate the support xoxo
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Feb 19, 2011, 06:47 PM
Speaking of which... (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=7853)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Feb 21, 2011, 09:33 PM
I don't follow Deadpool but I certainly picked up Sheldon's ish - niiiiice :D

Now the X-Men thing I wasn't aware of - I'ma get that too!


In other news, I'm on a Vertigo kick!

I just picked up the final trade of AIR: the art kept improving on that book right until the end!
(http://teresajusino.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/air-cover.jpg?w=400&h=600)

And I'm waaay into this series like hardcore:
(http://www.jeremyhaun.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/american-vampire-10.jpg)

The most recent issue, "The Way Out, Part Two", ended on a chilling note.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Feb 23, 2011, 03:27 AM
Dammit, Sheldon. I was pretty done with Marvel. Now you've got Jed in on the act.
(Fuckin' love the daughters of the dragon bodyguarding for Dazzler. That shit's unbelievably tight)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Feb 23, 2011, 06:00 AM
Yeah! Out today, everybody buy two!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Feb 23, 2011, 08:16 AM
And here I was planning to not leave the house today, DAMN YOU! I'll pick it up today
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Feb 23, 2011, 08:33 AM
Dammit I'll have to buy the four issues.  My collector's pride won't let me remain content with only a single issue of a miniseries.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Feb 24, 2011, 11:16 AM
Picked up the last copy my comic store had! Haven't gotten to read it yet but it looks awesome
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qyzex on Feb 24, 2011, 12:28 PM
been reading http://ratfist.com/ since it started. I love Doug TenNapel's work, and I was also excited to see Skottie Young do a page for it as well :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Feb 24, 2011, 07:20 PM
Fantastic Four #588, the final issue.  It's really quite an emotional story and quite apropos considering the big comic event of the last issue.  But what's great about the comic is that it really has an intense story without a single word being uttered until the last page.  There's also a backup story featuring Spiderman that's also pretty emotional and well written.  I really like Hickman's writing.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Coatl on Feb 24, 2011, 08:01 PM
I just got my hands on a bunch of milestone comics. great art considering that it was all done by hand.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Feb 25, 2011, 06:54 AM
great art considering that it was all done by hand.

wait... what?! aren't comics inherently done by hand?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qyzex on Feb 25, 2011, 10:32 AM
Seriously.

Now, I'd be impressed if they were done by foot
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Feb 25, 2011, 10:58 AM
by tongue
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Feb 25, 2011, 05:16 PM
pure telekinesis
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: graten on Feb 25, 2011, 06:19 PM
I'm 10000000000000000.01% addicted to CHEW. I mean it has everything, suspense, guns, gays, romance, oh and cannibalism.

(http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/chew_omnivore.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Coatl on Feb 25, 2011, 10:14 PM
great art considering that it was all done by hand.

wait... what?! aren't comics inherently done by hand?

I'm talking about the coloring, it's all done in marker and since I'm used to seeing comic going by color guides for printing, I thnk it looks nice. I could be wrong though.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ten Dead Kings on Mar 05, 2011, 12:41 AM
Just finished Marvel's Civil War We Don't Need Your Civil War

http://mightygodking.com/index.php/i-dont-need-your-civil-war/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Mar 09, 2011, 05:34 PM
Just finished Kill Audio, with art by Sheldon:
(http://prettythings.pullbot.com/artworks/294508/Kill_Audio_large.JPG) (http://astore.amazon.com/silver3com-20/detail/1608860167)
The story is kinda weird, but makes sense at the end.



and am about halfway through The Complete Rocketeer:
(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/100120/rocketeer_stevens_240.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1600105386/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1600105386)
such great pulpy goodness.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Charlie on Mar 09, 2011, 06:20 PM
I recently read Velocity issue 3.

Number 4 can't get here FAST enough OHOHOHOHOHOHO. The art on the inside is so good. I wish I could get the same thin-line look with all the detail and colouring on it without it looking like ass, but I can't =/.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Mar 09, 2011, 07:33 PM
Ah I keep forgetting  I want to get Velocity too.  But the local place doesn't have too much Image in stock.  At least not the superhero titles, they tend to have the esoteric stuff like Orc Stain and Elephantmen though.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Mar 13, 2011, 09:05 AM
Just finished I Kill Giants.  Came very close to crying at the end.  Damn good stuff.
(http://comicrelated.com/graphics/ikillgiants_tp.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1607060922/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1607060922)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Qyzex on Mar 13, 2011, 02:16 PM
I fucking adore I Kill Giants. It's amazing.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Mar 13, 2011, 02:22 PM
I also heartily recommend it if people still haven't read it.  DO IT NOW.  Oh and I just picked up the first volume of Incognito.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Mar 17, 2011, 11:53 PM
I just finished Devilman manga. I actually didn't expect the ending, even though I guessed many parts right. Dammnnn.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: ClassicGuardian on Mar 19, 2011, 04:55 AM
@Jho it's too bad I only know about the ending, spoiled myself before I knew where to read Devilman. Really REALLY makes me wish I had waited and read up to the end so it would have surprised me.

I'm reading

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e335/tcandfriends/New_Grappler_Baki.jpg)


New Grappler Baki, where

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e335/tcandfriends/2151_54043.jpg)

People blow into each others ears so hard that

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e335/tcandfriends/2151_54044.jpg)

Their brains come out the other side.

And other completely unrealistic shenanigans. Very heavily stylized and not realistic in combat at all but man am I having so much fun reading through it
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Mar 19, 2011, 05:04 AM
I think it's online but as a Devilman fan I recommend reading Neo Devilman.  Neo Devilman is an anthology which is full of short stories revolving around or taking place within the Devilman story.  And all of the authors are well known mangaka.  In fact Go Nagai has a story in it, which will seem very familiar because it was so well recieved that he included it in the original Devilman story and subsequently all volumes were reprinted with the short story becoming a part of the larger narrative.
(http://images.ados.fr/jeux-videos/photo/4505309450/devilman/neo-devilman-13785586d5.jpg)

Ah, also if you can find it Amon: The Darkside of the Devilman is really fun too and has great art.  It's a two part story, the first part takes place before the final battle and is about Amon (the demon who is possessed by Devilman) taking control and the second part is all about his origins in prehistory.
(http://7.p.s.mfcdn.net/store/manga/434/01-001.0/compressed/TJG_Amon_front_cover.jpg)

Holy shit, I didn't know about this but apparently Amon had a 'sequel' same artist and all called Devilman Mokushiroku (Apocalypse) - Strange Days.  And hey whaddya know it's all nice and scanlated online.  While I guess it's a sidestory, it rather seems like a reimagining in a way.  It's a pretty self contained story within the Devilman setting.
(http://i19.mangareader.net/devilman-mokushiroku-strange-days/2/devilman-mokushiroku-strange-days-1650186.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Mar 27, 2011, 07:31 PM
I read Cowboys and Aliens.  The story is terrible, the art is terrible, I do not wish it on my worst enemy.  I have no idea why someone at Borders put it on their staff picks.  They must be a bit soft in the head.  It makes sense to me what someone told me that the movie industry is basically making these comics that are just basically movie pitches in comic form.  The industries are starting to head in that direction.  I can only hope the movie version isn't this shitty.  Not that I was even looking forward to it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Leave on Mar 28, 2011, 11:15 AM
The Coffin (http://www.amazon.com/Coffin-Phil-Hester/dp/1929998163)

Absolutely amazing, the inks are so sick. The above link has the first few pages.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_NElExf4MO20/S_F5CTrh9-I/AAAAAAAAD70/bBPocsE96NU/s1600/CoffinPin-Up.jpg)

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_22964/subcat_42761/100_0404.JPG)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: RadicalRollercoaster on Apr 15, 2011, 06:24 PM
(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn240/Artismylife_album/the-umbrella-academy.jpg)
Just finished reading Gerard Way's and Gabriel Ba's "The Umbrella Academy-Apocalypse Suite", which in my lowly opinion was pretty fucking sweet! Gotta love the family drama and the GREAT art.

Also, I suggest taking a look at the webcomic http://www.lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=1
It's set in the 1920's, it has maniacal laughter abound, and CATS! CATS EVERYWHERE!
Also its just a really funny and well drawn comic too and cool in almost all aspects.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Apr 16, 2011, 03:07 AM
Umbrella Academy was awesome! "Dallas" was great too, but I'm sad that "Hotel Oblivion" (Umbrella Academy 3) isn't done/out yet.
That first arc would make a sweet movie.

I've been staring at (but not reading) Lackadaisy Cats for a long time. Love the costumes and expressions.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Apr 17, 2011, 10:26 AM
I've read a metric tonne of stuff recently, including, but not limited to:

(http://www.chapelhillcomics.com/newimages/reviews/supermarket_tpb.jpg)
Supermarket (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1600103537/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1600103537)
Strong opening that leads into a interesting middle, but a rushed ending.  Kind of expected more from Wood, whom I'm a huge fan of.  Also a fan of Kristian Donaldson, and the man does not disappoint.


(http://www.naobrown.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/akira18.gif)
Akira
Finally!  I have all six books and am reading my way through for a very first time.  I hang my head in shame for not having done so sooner.


(http://herodistrict.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/invincible_hc_vol3.jpg)
Invincible
It took years of pestering by Dan and the advice from two others that I needed to read through at least the third trade before making a decision on this series.  While it sounds absurd to read ~15 issues of a series before determining whether you like it or not, I tried it, and it turns out I enjoy it.


(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/15/15761.jpg)
Umbrella Academy: Dallas (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159582345X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=159582345X)
While still highly enjoyable, I don't think I liked this as much as the first series.  I sincerely hope Umbrella Academy continues for years to come.


(http://www.adamwarrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/chew.jpg)
Chew, volumes 2 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1607062607/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1607062607) and 3 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1607063352/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=silver3com-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1607063352)
I've spoken before about Chew, and it continues to amaze.  How they plan to make a TV series out of this, I have no idea, but the comic is fantastic, hilarious, and full of surprises.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 17, 2011, 10:36 AM
I bought the first Invincible ultimate edition randomly at a book years ago (I didn't know anything about the title, I was bored, away from home and I saw superheroes) and I fell in love with the series immediately.  Kirkman's writing is to me the ideal sort of writing that a superhero comic should have, not only are the villains recurring but dozens of plot points are woven in and never forgotten or left to rot.  It's the sort of writing I aspire to.  Though instead of collecting the individual issues I wait until the ultimate edition trades come out.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 28, 2011, 10:52 PM
Huh so Sheldon did the art for this week's Deadpool.  I wonder if this means he's gonna be a regular or semi-regular on the title?  Either way it was a supremely funny issue.  Sheldon's hectic art fits Deadpool well.  I especially love the take on Blind Al, blind old lady using a seeing eye dog to shoot people is hilarious.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Apr 29, 2011, 04:36 AM
Huh so Sheldon did the art for this week's Deadpool.

There're like eight-two deadpool titles out every month. Which one?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Apr 29, 2011, 06:49 AM
Deadpool #32
(http://geeksofdoom.com/GoD/img/2011/01/Marvel-Preview-Deadpool-32.jpeg)

but it was out(in NOrth AMerica at least) in January
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Apr 29, 2011, 06:55 AM
Yeah I've had that one. I didn't remember anything about seeing eye dog assassins in it, so it sounded like another issue.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Apr 29, 2011, 07:08 AM
it's #36.

http://www.deadpoolbugle.com/2011/04/deadpool-36-preview.html
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ozs3wU_AnBA/TbBCw4mP6TI/AAAAAAAAEoA/eLIMcWDYpA8/s640/DPOOL036_DC11_LR.png)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Apr 29, 2011, 07:16 AM
cool, thanks dude. I'll have to go look.

beyond that, thanks for providing the link. the same four guys bickering back & forth about deadpool continuity underneath? wow man. wow...

...COMICS.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Apr 29, 2011, 07:16 AM
oh didn't know he did another one
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 29, 2011, 11:19 AM
Huh so Sheldon did the art for this week's Deadpool.

There're like eight-two deadpool titles out every month. Which one?

Not anymore there aren't.  Deadpool Team Up and Deadpool Corps have both bit the dust.  Though there's still the main series and Deadpool MAX.  I like the MAX series though, it's crazier than usual.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on May 08, 2011, 04:46 AM
Itou Junji's Cat Diary.

IF you are familiar with Itou Junji then you know he's a master of horror who writes really awesome horror manga.  This is not that.  Maybe.  Rather this manga is about the horror that the author himself faces as he moves into a new house and gets new pet cats.  It's hilarious especially because it's in his trademark creepy style.  Even the cats look creepy hahaha.  FEAR THE KITTIES.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: ClassicGuardian on May 08, 2011, 05:00 AM
Haha lol is that so? I just read the Amigara Fault story, which I found so simple but such a creepy concept (I'm not even claustrophobic but I get a sadistic grin thinking of those who are reading this story) and I'm going to read Gyo later today. And I've seen other stuff he's done too (Didn't he also do Uzumaki? I read a few volumes of that too) but hah the idea of a non supernatural horror story that focuses on cats certainly sounds different from what I've seen him do. lol
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Charlie on May 13, 2011, 06:36 PM
Just finished reading Orc Stain 6 and Velocity 4. Also got the most recent issue of Deadpool that Sheldon did (my first Deadpool issue ever) and a bunch of free comics from FCBD (Sonic, Spiderman, and The Darkness II). I also bought Axe Cop #2. I also picked up the Orc Stain trade (despite already having issues 1-5) because I wanna give my support and I love that comic. Hell if more VOIDer work was more readily available to me locally I'd probably get it just to support the community : D

I also just picked up today Deadman Wonderland 1, 2, and 4. I figured I'd snag them now in case I never see them again. Been REALLY enjoying the show so I figure why not get the manga too! I am just a bit bummed out that they had volume 1, 2, and then two copies of 4 rather than a copy of #3 :(

So all in all I think this is the most comics I have gotten all so close to one another lol. For someone who doesn't really read a lot very often I was pretty surprised I got what I did.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on May 13, 2011, 07:03 PM
Aside from the usual weekly picks, I picked up a new Image title Gladstone's School for Future World Conquerors. 
(http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/gladstone1-195x300.jpg)
(http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/gladstone5.jpg)

The concept seems really fun, a school for super villainy?  Why not?  Plus it seems that the superhero/villain thing is not as straightforward as even most of the characters believe.  The characters are well designed and I enjoyed this first issue.  It reminds me a lot of the Teen Titans cartoon insofar as mood and style.  So if you liked that show you'll probably like this one.  Only thing that bugs me is that I find the colors a bit bright and garish but whatever. 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: stefan on May 13, 2011, 08:16 PM
i am not a huge comic nut anymore,more a artbook guy,but...
I've read a couple of times about OCR stain,and decided to check with my dutch online book store if they had it ,..FUCK YEAH !! they do ,so ordered it straight away,..might not be my type of story,...but James artwork was always awesome !

Plus i really want to get my hands on an Uncanny X-Force trade,..does anyone know if that's out already...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on May 13, 2011, 08:26 PM
Yes Uncanny X-Force: The Apocalypse Solution is out.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: stefan on May 13, 2011, 09:24 PM
Yes Uncanny X-Force: The Apocalypse Solution is out.

thanks for the heads up,have to check that out
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on May 14, 2011, 07:51 AM
Looks like one of the books me and David worked on is finally available for purchase online

http://indyplanet.com/store/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=1681&products_id=5142

Not sure when more will be available.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on May 14, 2011, 08:06 AM
Warzone looks cool! Congrats you two. I'ma try to get this
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Nachte on May 15, 2011, 02:22 PM
(http://www.razorfine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/the-spirit-8-cover.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ov-5ye55RGE/Tb7R0wLZlAI/AAAAAAAAFSI/vUTyJO7vzdg/s400/1hell1.jpg)
(http://www.mtv.com/onair/geek/franchise/blogs/giftguide/flipfix/blacksad.jpg)
(http://www.atomcomics.net/tienda/images/PLANETA/spaghettibros02_01g.jpg)

I think we can all tell my taste in story. But seriously, all I read anymore is Noir or detective stories.   Moritat and Sean Murphy Gordon are my big inspirations right now as well.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on May 20, 2011, 07:32 PM
Haha holy shit.  There's a new Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 8.  I did not expect this but man am I glad to see it.  ZSABREUSER WHERE ARE YOU?

(http://img.yaplog.jp/img/07/pc/l/o/w/lowprofile/6/6647.jpg)


Man I wonder if someone could help me.  I've been searching for a particular series for a very long time.  I'm not sure who here is familiar with Hong Kong manwhua if anyone at all but I am looking for this series Solar Lord by Koo Fuk Lung.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kZg8N__nnic/S254DEAYvFI/AAAAAAAAAEs/dclppfla_Ec/s320/solar016.jpg)

You see when I was a child, there was a major promotion and major push to get Chinese comics into Western markets.  The US attempt included titles Solar Lord and Tiger Dragon Man published through Image.  (Eventually more famous titles like Shaolin Soccer and Storm Riders by the famous Tony Wong made their way over).  Unfortunately the image run of Solar Lord only went up to issue 7.  But meanwhile at this time I spent my summers in Peru, where an attempt to peddle Solar Lord was being made.  It was thanks to this effort that I was able to collect the series up to issue 15 in spanish.  Unfortunately upon later visits to Peru no trace of the franchise existed anymore (despite the visibility it had everywhere once it was first introduced).  Peru not having a reliable comics scene and very few comics shops made it harder to track down.  Speed up time a little, and during my trip to Italy in 2000, I noticed a trade paperback of Solar Lord on a newsstand.  Oh what a wasted chance, I was with a tour and could not stop to buy it.  So every few years or so, I remember this obsession and scour the internet with little to no luck.  Most sources only offer the 7 puny issues that Image translated.  So if anyone knows anything about this series, I don't care what language it's in, please send some info my way or if maybe someone can play middleman that would be cool too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on May 28, 2011, 08:28 PM
Kenneth Rocafort is now drawing Action Comics.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on May 29, 2011, 02:13 AM
(http://www.razorfine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/the-spirit-8-cover.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ov-5ye55RGE/Tb7R0wLZlAI/AAAAAAAAFSI/vUTyJO7vzdg/s400/1hell1.jpg)
(http://www.mtv.com/onair/geek/franchise/blogs/giftguide/flipfix/blacksad.jpg)
(http://www.atomcomics.net/tienda/images/PLANETA/spaghettibros02_01g.jpg)

I think we can all tell my taste in story. But seriously, all I read anymore is Noir or detective stories.   Moritat and Sean Murphy Gordon are my big inspirations right now as well.

Duuuude.  You need to start reading Torpedo RIGHT NOW.
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/CJoLlYKtgjcsqf0uPm6a7Ikyo1_500.jpg)

and some Union Station
(http://images.tfaw.com/covers_tfaw/400/ap/apr090963e.jpg)

Hey Will, that Solar Lord book looks kinda cool when I did some searching about it.  Have you tried searching for it on Asian online bookstores?  Or even Spanish online bookstores. 

Or you could ask on the authors website? http://hk.myblog.yahoo.com/fuklung221  One of his fans could probably help you.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on May 29, 2011, 04:31 AM
That's a ton man, I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jun 01, 2011, 09:20 AM
Butcher Baker : The Righteous Maker
Joe Casey & Mike Huddleston
Image Comics
(http://watchplayread.com/files/2011/04/butcherbaker02_cover.jpg)

An overall fun read with some very talented people at the helm, Casey is really starting to tickle my fancy...he's been working pro for more than a few years already but didn't register on my (granted very limited) radar until his work on 'Dark Reign: Zodiac' from Marvel. He continues his trend with grittier harder over the top superhero fare with Butcher Baker.
Huddleston is much the same as far my very buggy radar goes....I really liked what he did with his work in 'The Coffin' but I haven't seen too much else from him.
Huddleston's work compliments the tone and action of the story very well....overall it's been a fun read so far and full of frustrated mainstream artists doing what they want for a change catharitic funk.

Not so oddly enough I keep thinking what it would have been like if it was Sheldon doing the art instead of Huddleston and seeing and enjoying the differences....instead of just imagining Sheldon saying '...it would be better'.

Don't get me wrong.....Huddleston is showing his chops here and is in no way slouching.....it's just from the very first few pages I got the same vibe I got from Mr. I'm a mainstream heartbreaker's pages in the recent Heavyweight Tourney and would love to see him it out another mini-series.
(http://watchplayread.com/files/2011/04/butcherbaker02_p2.jpg)
(http://watchplayread.com/files/2011/04/butcherbaker02_p3.jpg)
(http://watchplayread.com/files/2011/04/butcherbaker02_p4.jpg)
(http://watchplayread.com/files/2011/04/butcherbaker02_p5.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jun 02, 2011, 07:26 AM
As more of a side discussion, who else is getting beyond sick of all the marketing ploy/bottom fell out of the barrel half assed cross title events both DC and Marvel keep crapping out?

I mean if every day is the end of the world you start wishing it would just end already.....less than stellar so-called blockbuster after so-called blockbuster....and it actually screws with what development there is in some of the titles...

...oh and Bucky is alive and is now Captain America and Captain America is Nick Fury and Robin is Batman and Batman is outsourcing and Green Lantern isn't Green anymore he's black...no he's blue....no he motherfucking  Fuchsia and The Human Torch is Dead and now Spider-man(!??!) is a member of the Fantastic Four....but they aren't The FF anymore and Spidey is an Avenger too...along with Wolverine who is an X-man and part of X-Force.....and...and...and....OH GOD please buy more of our comics...


BLEH!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: NeoIcarus on Jun 02, 2011, 07:59 AM
As more of a side discussion, who else is getting beyond sick of all the marketing ploy/bottom fell out of the barrel half assed cross title events both DC and Marvel keep crapping out?

I mean if every day is the end of the world you start wishing it would just end already.....less than stellar so-called blockbuster after so-called blockbuster....and it actually screws with what development there is in some of the titles...

...oh and Bucky is alive and is now Captain America and Captain America is Nick Fury and Robin is Batman and Batman is outsourcing and Green Lantern isn't Green anymore he's black...no he's blue....no he motherfucking  Fuchsia and The Human Torch is Dead and now Spider-man(!??!) is a member of the Fantastic Four....but they aren't The FF anymore and Spidey is an Avenger too...along with Wolverine who is an X-man and part of X-Force.....and...and...and....OH GOD please buy more of our comics...


BLEH!

I know what you mean, man. The way I look at it is, fuck the continuity. Read about it in a forum for curiosity sake but don't ever buy the comics unless they're actually good. Being a huge Coipel fan, I got Siege which thank god was only 4 issues long. I skipped Heroic Age and pretty much every other crossover since. I've read two issues of Fear Itself and decided it wasn't worth the time or money to read anymore.

And as a fan of comics where people don't whine about how hard it is to be them, I tend to stay away from DC. And since I think Geoff Johns couldn't write his way out of a damp paper bag I haven't been able to even give a major crossover of their's a shot in years.

But the way I look at it is, everything is an episode of a long going cartoon. You remember that episode of Thor when Asgard was in Oklahoma and he had to summon all the Asgardians back? That was sweet. Or when Spider-Man helped out the X-Men?...That was a piece of shit but hey, Bachalo draws nice.

I've stop caring what anybody is doing at anytime because "nothing will be the same again" and again and again.

All this shit you have to look at from a money-making point of view. They're going to keep doing this shit as long as it sells. So unless every superhero fan decides they don't give a shit about Flashpoint and that Native American Batman looks really racist, these things are gonna keep coming out.

Fun fact: Some higher-up in Marvel admitted that they sell much more when people are angry at the events that happen in their books rather than happy. Think about it. Makes a lot of what they're doing make sense.

Another fun fact: DC is going to start 50+ books over at issue 1 in September. Got Jim Lee designing the new costumes. So, you know, nothing will ever be the same again.

Also, this thread is great. I've been meaning to get into something without a cape in it for a while and now I've got too many options.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Jun 03, 2011, 08:20 PM
Got the first volume of Orc Stain for my birthday and... omigod. Omigod, this is great stuff. Great, fun, crude, artfully drawn, intricately detailed stuff.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: E.W. Schneider on Jun 04, 2011, 11:56 AM
As more of a side discussion, who else is getting beyond sick of all the marketing ploy/bottom fell out of the barrel half assed cross title events both DC and Marvel keep crapping out?

I never get why every year it seems we have some earth-shattering event occurring. It also makes me wonder how long before there's going to be another new continuity reboot. I kind of like to take my Batman without all the fantasy the rest of the DC Universe provides. It feels sort of weird when all of a sudden we have a black ring zombie-ghosts or whatever that shit was forced on the more grounded characters in the same context.

Certainly Clayface was never realistic but he felt realistic enough for the setting as opposed to Batman traveling through time. I'm okay with Batman being the World's Greatest Detective, but it gets kind of boring when he literally has the script given to him in advance so he knows how the mind of an intergalactic warlord.

Maybe this is the reason I still just read maybe 5 old Batman stories and call it quits on new stuff.


In other news I'm rereading Little Ego. Great art, look it up. Erotic parody/tribute to Little Nemo.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jun 04, 2011, 03:46 PM
Ah well I'm a reader of those comics but I'm not gonna defend em or anything, they definitely do stupid things in pursuit of the almighty buck.  Marvel's big event is really just a way to cash in on Thor and Captain America and restore status quo and they're not hiding that at all.  It's really a big smashfest.  Fear Itself is utterly boring. 

On the other hand, I really am enjoying Flashpoint.  Yeah it's nothing new, it's really Age of Apocalypse starring the Flash but I really like it.  Abin Sur as a still living Green Lantern is cool, Batman's dad as an angr(ier) Batman is pretty fun, and I like how basically the world is just really fucked up and there's no one like Superman to solve all the problems.  (They haven't revealed what's been happening to Superman or how he exists in this continuity but he's there and it'll be shown eventually).  Cyborg as the US President and greatest of all superheroes seems to be some sort of Obama wink. Oh and Aquaman and Wonder Woman are at war and have dragged the rest of the world in it.  They're actually the two big major antagonists.

I agree they should tone down the big events.  In fact it's why I stopped reading a lot of mainstream comics for so long.  Marvel had event after event all tied together for several years that finally culminated in Skrull Invasion and really I was sick of it.  Dc was doing the same (since DC and Marvel always compete by creating analagous events) with tons of little events culminating in Final Crisis.  In a way I applaud their effort for trying to create these huge overarching storylines but really they were all just big abortions. 

Marvel's Heroic Age was not supposed to be an event but rather a jumping on point and supposedly a promise that the comics would start being self contained, that they'd be more adventurous and fun and that they'd stop hitting us over the head with these world ending crises.  Which is why I thought it was really stupid that slapped Heroic Age all over their covers.  And even then it didn't take them long to jump into Fear Itself.

For me, DC's strongest stories are the Green Lantern ones, and I like Geoff John's expansion of the mythos.  In fact, Blackest Night succeeded in bringing me back to the fold.  My respect for Grant Morrison went down even further (I only like some of his stories, I've been hating on him ever since his XMen run) after he did his whole "BATMAN IS A TIME TRAVELLING GOD" storyline.  That story is not easily accessible at all and there are in fact guides online to guide you through that thick reference laden story.  Really it's a mess, I wouldn't recommend it but I know some fanboys who flip out for it.  Though I do like Batman Incorporated and I think it's the only good thing to come out of that so far.

Really fun stories I'd recommend though are Marvel's Avengers Academy and Thunderbolts, DC's Xombi and THUNDER Agents.  They're consistently well written and you don't have to know any shit beforehand.  But personally I always look forward to Ultimate Spiderman.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: E.W. Schneider on Jun 04, 2011, 04:00 PM
What happened to "hey Joker is killing people, Batman! stop the Joker!" Was that basic premise not good enough to work with?

Also, on another note, I hate that comics Joker was given that scar to be like the Heath Ledger Joker.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jun 04, 2011, 04:13 PM
What happened to "hey Joker is killing people, Batman! stop the Joker!" Was that basic premise not good enough to work with?

Also, on another note, I hate that comics Joker was given that scar to be like the Heath Ledger Joker.

Well it's not consistent.  It depends on the artist.  The Joker Graphic Novel which actually came out around the same time as the movie has the Chelsea Smile (though the artist claims he came up with the concept on his own and had nothing to do with Heath Ledger) but most comics have inconsistent ways of drawing his smile.  In fact, in his recent Action Comics appearance he just has some drawn black lines to suggest a curly cartoonish smile.

http://stars.ign.com/articles/841/841564p1.html
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: E.W. Schneider on Jun 04, 2011, 06:29 PM
Well it's not consistent.  It depends on the artist.  The Joker Graphic Novel which actually came out around the same time as the movie has the Chelsea Smile (though the artist claims he came up with the concept on his own and had nothing to do with Heath Ledger) but most comics have inconsistent ways of drawing his smile.  In fact, in his recent Action Comics appearance he just has some drawn black lines to suggest a curly cartoonish smile.

http://stars.ign.com/articles/841/841564p1.html

See, Joker (the graphic novel) I'm okay with. That feels legitimately like a continuation of the movie and I'm fine with that, even if it was designed before or at the same time of.

My thing I dislike is the inclusion of that cut-smile in the regular serial Batman comics. It's like they're trying to attract an audience that only knows that Batman is in the movies.


Then again, I always thought Spiderman used web naturally since that made sense to me (I later found out sometime after the movies that he had canisters.) so go figure.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jun 04, 2011, 06:59 PM
Giving Spiderman organic webbing (in order to match the movies) led to one of the most absurd and convoluted storylines in Spiderman's history (right up there with the clone saga) and now he's just back to tech web.

I guess the lesson here is that comics will bend over backwards in order to match what happens in the movies.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Charlie on Jun 04, 2011, 07:29 PM
Personally I like Spiderman with organic webbing, I thought it was cooler than the cartridge based stuff. But either way Spiderman is still my fave superhero so whatever.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Orion on Jun 04, 2011, 08:18 PM
Hmmm.... this makes me want to read my comic collection...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Jun 05, 2011, 04:39 AM
... nerds.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Jun 06, 2011, 06:43 PM
http://sorrycomics.blogspot.com/

some really nice stuff.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jun 06, 2011, 08:19 PM
I was flying high...until I read those sorry comics.  I'm so glad I'm not that kid.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jun 13, 2011, 09:02 PM
...oh and Bucky is alive and is now Captain America and Captain America is Nick Fury and Robin is Batman and Batman is outsourcing and Green Lantern isn't Green anymore he's black...no he's blue....no he motherfucking  Fuchsia and The Human Torch is Dead and now Spider-man(!??!) is a member of the Fantastic Four....but they aren't The FF anymore and Spidey is an Avenger too...along with Wolverine who is an X-man and part of X-Force.....and...and...and....OH GOD please buy more of our comics...
All I have to do is remind Dan that Jubilee is a vampire now and he wants nothing to do with Marvel.  If only I could find a similar one-liner to sum up DC.
x-Force is actually pretty good, there's no reason Torch should be dead and he'll most certainly return, and Bucky is re-dead now.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jun 13, 2011, 10:38 PM
But I like Jubilee as a vampire.  She's a million times more interesting now than well...she's ever been.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jun 14, 2011, 05:33 AM
But I like Jubilee as a vampire.  She's a million times more interesting now than well...she's ever been.
I don't really have an opinion either way, but I like that it bugs Dan.

I AM tentatively excited for DC's non-reboot reboot.  While I don't like the thought of sitting through 52 origin stories, this is their best chance in quite some time to breath new life into their stable of characters.  Color me optimistic.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Jun 14, 2011, 05:46 AM
Last big two books I bought were those Deadpool issues Sheldon did & X-Force on the recommendation of a friend (& that was a pretty good read). Oh & some old Damage Control back issues, if you wanna get technical. But I bought those because I liked art or story, or heard good things about either of them; not the actual bullshit geek mythos happening inside. I got fed up with that shit years ago & moved on.

I will agree though, that Jubilee Vampire thing's bullshit. And that was after she apparently got some sort of Ironman supersuit from somewhere to fight crime in because she had lost her powers after the Scarlet Witch freaked out (or something). I was only keeping track because I had a pitch in mind where she ran into Jamie Braddock & it turned into homer's odyssey meets chuck jones' duck amuck.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jun 14, 2011, 08:35 AM
I think they'll never know what to do with Jubilee if her fashion is any indicator.

http://i-beta.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/8/4/7/61847.jpg?v=1
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: NeoIcarus on Jun 15, 2011, 12:04 AM
One night out a friend of mine slapped this baby on the table in front of me:
(http://www.bsckids.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/AnyasGhost-Cover-e1304898104150.jpg)

Curious, I flipped through and began reading just a bit to see how it was. When I realized I was on page 36, I forced myself to stop reading and bought it. I have finished this book, my friends. I have no regrets.

The art's not amazing but it is good and the story is great. Rather than ruin it with a shotty summary of my own making, I'll recommend going HERE (http://us.macmillan.com/anyasghost). It has a summary and a 17 page preview! Neat!

I've also read the first issue of
(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/5/51884/1826023-reed_gunther_super.jpg) Reed Gunther!
Your mileage may vary. It's a simple little comedy about a cowboy and his bear companion. I was coming off of a long slog through subpar mainstream comics when I read this issue and it warmed my bones.

Also, everytime I read an issue of X-Men (the one where Jubilee got turned into a vampire) it was utter shit. I wouldn't mind if this "Victor Gischler" who's writing it was hit by a bus. So take that into consideration if you want.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: MyHatsEatPeople on Jul 05, 2011, 02:10 PM
I'm not reading anything at the moment, but previously I have been reading:

(http://www.comicsreporter.com/images/uploads/bone1vedition_thumb.jpg)

(http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Mawil-Home-and-Away-Blank-Slate-TCAF-debut.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 05, 2011, 07:17 PM
Bone is always a winner.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jul 05, 2011, 07:18 PM
I just finished reading Planet Hulk
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0785120122.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

It's pretty good, the art is fantastic, while the story is more generic in the fact that Marvel used elements of the Sparticus storyline to tell a new Hulk story (guess who's spatricus...)

The following arc should prove interesting, in World War Hulk.
(http://www.nexternal.com/dreamland/images/worldWarHulkPrologue.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Dekkard on Jul 13, 2011, 06:58 PM
recently I finished reading Spiderman Birth of Venom and Green Lantern Secret Origins
I just started reading Batman The Long Halloween for the 2nd time when I finish that I'll probably start reading the sequel Dark Victory
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jul 14, 2011, 11:49 AM
recently I finished reading Spiderman Birth of Venom and Green Lantern Secret Origins

If you read Secret Origins, then you're well on your way to reading the Blackest Night event. I highly recomend it. there are multiple torrents and downloads out there with all the tie-ins. It's super creepy and lots of people die.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Dekkard on Jul 14, 2011, 03:36 PM
cool, I'll take a look at it, thanks =)
also I just finished reading the Long Halloween again (really great batman comic) and started reading Dark Victory
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Dekkard on Jul 14, 2011, 03:46 PM

If you read Secret Origins, then you're well on your way to reading the Blackest Night event. I highly recomend it. there are multiple torrents and downloads out there with all the tie-ins. It's super creepy and lots of people die.

uuuh, which blackest night book? sorry I looked it up on amazon but there appears to be two different ones, both seemingly different in story and such is it this one?
http://www.amazon.com/Green-Lantern-Blackest-Geoff-Johns/dp/1401229522/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310683193&sr=8-1
or this one?
http://www.amazon.com/Blackest-Night-Black-Lantern-Corps/dp/1401227848/ref=pd_sim_b_4
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jul 14, 2011, 06:01 PM
Those are only part of the event, and the best way to read it is the issue by issue chronology.

I would recommend getting a torrent client (Vuse and uTorrent are the best, but you can also get Transmission for Mac), and then find a good Blackest Night Chronology torrent.

You would have to spend WAY to much money hunting down all the books and issues that make up the full event for Blackest Night.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 14, 2011, 06:18 PM
Fine.  I'll step in and explain it.  The first one, the one that is solely Blackest Night is the main storyline.  Really if you wanted to, you could just read that one because like I said it's the main story, beginning middle and end.  The second one you linked is Blackest Night as it relates to and ties in within the pages of the Green Lantern Corps series.  It's like any big event, you get the main event comics and then every other series is high jacked and are merely tie-ins.  Though Blackest Night did an interesting thing and 'ressurrected' long since cancelled DC series as ties ins (for example, Phantom Stranger and Suicide Squad).  So it's up to you really, you could just read that one or you can read that one and it's tie ins. 

But if you wanted the whole scope of the story as presented by Geoff Johns then you'd have to start all the way at Green Lantern Rebirth.  You're already reading Secret Origins (which isn't all that great in my opinion but certainly ambitious) and what follows is Sinestro Corps. and the rest of the War of the Light stuff.  All of that eventually ties into Blackest Night and the current Green Lantern event which is War of the Green Lanterns (certainly smaller in scope than Blackest Night). 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: TakunisVoid on Jul 14, 2011, 09:26 PM
(http://www.hypergeek.ca/wp-content/gallery/fearitselfuncannyxforce1/FearItselfUncannyXForce_1_Cover.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jul 15, 2011, 09:34 AM
I shouldn't have been so vague about what the exact chronology was for the event. That was me being lazy. Most comic publishers have huge events that get their own small run, but then all the other titles in their universe get tie-in events (to make the event more grand in scale and to make MO MONEY).

Speaking of events, how are you liking Fear Itself, takunisvoid?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jul 20, 2011, 09:32 PM
Northlanders
vol. 4 (http://www.amazon.com/Northlanders-Vol-4-Plague-Widow/dp/140122850X/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311222672&sr=1-5) - Good, but probably went on an issue or two longer than it should have.

vol. 5 (http://www.amazon.com/Northlanders-Vol-Metal-Brian-Wood/dp/1401231608/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311222672&sr=1-2) - Also good, but still not as good as the earlier collections in the series.


Casanova
vol. 2 (http://www.amazon.com/Casanova-2-Gula-Matt-Fraction/dp/0785148639/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311222639&sr=1-1) - All the insanity of the first Casanova book, with the most insane twist ending I've seen in years.  Beautiful, imaginative, and highly recommended.

The Killer
vol. 1 (http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Vol-v-Matz/dp/1932386440/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311221149&sr=1-12) - Great.  A psychological look at the inner workings of a contract killer as he tries to cover his own ass from a cop on his tail and a potential double-cross.

vol. 2 (http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Archaia-v/dp/1932386564/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311221149&sr=1-11) - Even better than the first book.  Takes everything from the first and kicks it up several notches.

vol. 3 (http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Modus-Vivendi-Archaia/dp/1936393034/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311221149&sr=1-1) - getting a little preaching with the history lessons and politics, but still good.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: NeoIcarus on Jul 21, 2011, 01:40 PM
I've read two issues of Fear Itself before it lost me. Not that the first issue actually grabbed me or anything. I was being generous. It's a shame, if it weren't for Stuart Immonen I may never of began reading these non-manga book of comics.

I've read the first two issues of Gladstone's School for World Conquerors. I wanted to like it but couldn't. I blame it on getting me to almost like a character and then switching to another. Repeatedly. Resulting in me not really liking anyone in it.

I've read Volume 1 of Umbrella Academy. It was very interesting. I have to read it again. Plan on getting volume 2 soon.

Issue 1 of American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest because Sean Gordon Murphy is pretty sweet, bro. I wasn't expecting to like it due to the subject matter being outside my usual interests but it was surprisingly good. Getting Issue 2 soon.

Super Dinosaur 1 - 3. The first two were like the fun of watching a 90s cartoon again. Either Issue 3 was a bit of a fall or the gimmick is wearing off.

Mighty Thor 1 - 3 by Matt Fraction and Olivier Coipel. Now prior to this book my only interaction with a Fraction book was with one issue of Thor and it was so awful I decided never to pick up the series again. He's doing Fear Itself and as stated before it couldn't keep me interested. Now the jerk got Coipel to ring me back in. The comic writing is nothing spectacular but combined with the art it's just good enough to get me to pick up the next one. Though it still has the evey-single-page-is-actually-a-two-page-spread gimmick that pissed me off in Fraction's Thor.

Reed Gunther #2 started off worrisome but became awesome by the time I finished it. Will be getting the next issue.

The Spirit #1 by Mark Schultz. Another topic outside my norm but very good. Issue 2 will be read shortly.

Skeleton Story #1 - 3 by Alessandro Rak and Andrea Scoppetta. As far as I can tell it's an Italian book by GG Studio translated to English. It's also friggin sweet. About a skeleton detective who lives in the world of the dead and discovers a highly sought after living girl. I guess its somewhat like Monster's Inc.

Bakuman is as good as ever. But you know that already.

Amazing Spider-Man. I hopped into this series at the beginning of Big Time and have read up to issue #657. I wasn't expecting much but I'm liking it. Though it's taking a pretty bad dip with the element of Spidey losing his spider-sense and thus becoming EXACTLY LIKE THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gPoYpeAWbU). I expect this dilemma to be resolved very soon. I mean, I've got a Spider Island to look forward to.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Jul 21, 2011, 01:59 PM
Lately?
Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker. (Dear Redrevolver, go look at that, chances are you will dig the art)

And old Moebius & bilal stuff I find on the internet that isn't in English. If that counts as reading.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Jul 21, 2011, 06:11 PM
Dear Red Revolver,

the artwork looks like this;

(http://watchplayread.com/files/2011/04/butcherbaker02_cover.jpg)
(http://watchplayread.com/files/2011/04/butcherbaker02_p2.jpg)
(http://watchplayread.com/files/2011/04/butcherbaker02_p3.jpg)
(http://watchplayread.com/files/2011/04/butcherbaker02_p4.jpg)
(http://watchplayread.com/files/2011/04/butcherbaker02_p5.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jul 25, 2011, 09:55 PM
In response to the last few posts...

Butcher Baker is great.  I like Fraction, but Fear Itself should be better than it is.  Umbrella Academy is still great, but it's nice when new readers discover.  And I'm actually liking Mighty Thor... which surprises me, because I've never liked Thor.  Again, this may be because I like Fraction.

Recently finished re-reading Daredevil Yellow.  Classic Loeb and Sale before Loeb shit all over the Ultimate Universe.  I'd read it years ago (from Gabe, of all people!), but only recently picked up a copy for myself.

I'm now slowly working my way back through Hulk Gray, and dearly wish I could pick a reasonable priced Spiderman Blue.  I think Spiderman was my favorite of the Marvel "color" books.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 25, 2011, 10:07 PM
I advise the new Daredevil series.  I've never really been a big Daredevil fan but I've never disliked him either.  I wasn't thinking of picking up the new first issue but the shopkeeper dropped it into my pile and recommended it.  I'm glad he did.  The art is gorgeous, especially the scenes showing Daredevil's radar vision (which is just beautifully topographically detailed landscapes).  I'm not sure how Daredevil went from Shadowland to this new story but it's okay, the way it is now it's pretty accessible to first time readers.  Take a look.

(http://i.newsarama.com/images/Daredevil_1_Cover2.jpg)

Also read the new Captain America #1.  I hate what they did to Bucky (which DC is practically paralleling by having Dick Grayson be Nightwing again) but I can't fault the art or the story in this issue.

(http://geek-news.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/captain_america_1_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Coatl on Aug 07, 2011, 10:20 PM
(http://2.p.s.mfcdn.net/store/manga/3987/01-001.0/compressed/baka_gogh_v1c1p012.jpg)

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/baka_gogh/

Baka to Gogh is a good slice of life about an aspiring fashion designer and these two idiots she befriends who are aspiring rockers.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Sep 08, 2011, 09:20 PM
I bought this on a whim and God I enjoyed it.  The art and story are fantastic.  It's really gripping and emotional.  It's written by the creator of Rambo (First Blood) and if you've seen First Blood then you'll know it's a good story.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EnCI7becL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Sep 08, 2011, 09:58 PM
Currently, I'm catching up on BIOMEGA http://www.amazon.com/Biomega-Vol-1-Tsutomu-Nihei/dp/1421531844 (http://www.amazon.com/Biomega-Vol-1-Tsutomu-Nihei/dp/1421531844)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513hqwfgSvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

and just read this
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Rcxh8--3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

and this
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41a2aX%2Bfk5L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: AJ 武士龍 on Sep 09, 2011, 08:15 AM
Currently, I'm catching up on BIOMEGA http://www.amazon.com/Biomega-Vol-1-Tsutomu-Nihei/dp/1421531844 (http://www.amazon.com/Biomega-Vol-1-Tsutomu-Nihei/dp/1421531844)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513hqwfgSvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Hey Bent, i've reed Biomega volume 1 & 2 last week too...i love how Tsutomu Nihei develops the story pacing...i think it's a bit different with Blame! story pacing.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Sep 09, 2011, 08:21 AM
BIOMEGA story starts going downhill around Vol 5. It's dissapointing. However, Blame! and NOiSE are some of the best comics/manga I've ever read. I'd even go so far to say that tsutomu nihei bridged the gap between the graphic novel and manga.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Sep 09, 2011, 10:38 AM
I'd even go so far to say that tsutomu nihei bridged the gap between the graphic novel and manga.

This is a pretentious crock of bullshit.  Don't get me wrong I love Nihei, even his wolverine miniseries.  But what gap are you talking about?  How the hell do you define graphic novel?  Even if there is such a gap it was already 'bridged' years ago by Tezuka. 
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Sep 09, 2011, 11:31 AM
This is a pretentious crock of bullshit.

(http://cdn.thegloss.com/files/2010/08/hipster-endoresment-1-lobster-coachella.jpg)
SORRY, MY HIPSTER SLIPPED OUT

What I meant to say was that tsutomu nihei is far better than most of the other manga ka currently working in the medium, and that his plots have a certain subtle movement to them through the omitance of important details combined with his rough illustrative pen work gives his manga a more serious "graphic style".

I wouldn't say it can compete with something on the level of Blankets or Black Hole, since those are legitimate "graphic novels", where tsutomu nihei is creating monthly content in the same format as One Piece or Bleach.

As for how I define "graphic novel", I'd say a larger single work with more serious themes or a novel style story structure (like Blankets http://www.amazon.com/Blankets-New-Hardcover-Craig-Thompson/dp/1603090967/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315592938&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Blankets-New-Hardcover-Craig-Thompson/dp/1603090967/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315592938&sr=1-1)) deserves the title of "novel", while something like the Constentine comics are only "gritty and gory" comics.

That and I'm a huge fan of tsutomu nihei's art, so I tend to FANBOY about him a little.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: sixtem on Sep 09, 2011, 01:12 PM
I wouldn't say it can compete with something on the level of Blankets or Black Hole . . . deserves the title of "novel"
I think I'm gonna echo Will on this one: This is a pretentious crock of bullshit. These lines are everything that is wrong with comics today. Can we stop fellating literature due to a comic inferiority complex and use terms not dependent on quality? Doing so is like comparing apples and oranges, as the comics you mentioned are all attempting entirely different things.

Why get up on a high horse saying one is better than the other just because of its content and style? If we go on using different terms like serials, comics, and graphic novels, then make it dependent on size, not content.

No BenT, you are always the hipster.

And then BenT drank Pabst.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Sep 09, 2011, 03:15 PM
No BenT, you are always the hipster.

And then BenT drank Pabst.

I WOULDN'T DRINK PABST, IT'S TOO MAINSTREAM.

NOW EXCUSE ME, I HAVE TO GO WATCH 500 INDIE MOVIES.

AT THE SAME TIME.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Sep 09, 2011, 03:18 PM
But in more relevant news to this thread, I have been catching up on American Vampire.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BZTAz7zOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Sep 09, 2011, 05:30 PM
Yes, that ^ I love both the regular and mini of American Vampire.

I also picked up a few of the DC's New 52--Justice League and JL International (they were in my brother's pull list). About to read them riiiight now (haha I love my new job I can read comics).

Yesterday I re-read Vertigo's iZombie , which I enjoyed the heck out of--so kitcshy and cute--but gross. Hmmm I guess it can be gross and cute. Also re-read Volume 1 of DMZ, the only volume of it I own--skimmed the 2nd trade, it's just not my cup of tea, but the first volume is pretty nice. I'd recommend it for anyone interested in gritty future war politics (not me).
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Sep 10, 2011, 07:03 AM
I can tell you what I WILL be reading...

Taiyo Matsumoto's No. 5 will finally get a complete translation.
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrb8aahwNz1qd2x8go1_500.jpg)
Problems: Only for Ipad (so I must steal somebody's) & the text is in goddamn comic sans (meaning I will be reading & cringing because some fuck head doesn't know what he's doing & making those awesome pages ugly with that piece of shiTOMIGODIHATEITIHATEITIHATEIT... but I like No. 5)

Also it's funny when people get pretentious about comics. Wow. Keep it up, kid. It's fun laughing at you.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Sep 10, 2011, 07:40 AM
Only on the ipad and in Comic Sans? That's so tragic and saddening it makes me want to redownload it illegally and reletter it in something not ugly. Matsumoto doesn't deserve this.

Also, I recently read the first issue of Nonplayer

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2011/03/nonplayer0000.jpg)

It's very gorgeous and the ending of the first issue was surprising.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Sep 15, 2011, 01:53 PM
Elio put up one of his books for viewing online, and of course it's adorable. You can read the adventures of Mr. Puzzle here. (http://www.eliohouse.com/mrpuzzle/mrpuzzle.html)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Sep 17, 2011, 09:49 AM
Anyone other than me and Kent reading The New 52? any thoughts? has DC finally fucked themselves out? Or is this the coolest shit ever?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Sep 17, 2011, 02:02 PM
Anyone other than me and Kent reading The New 52? any thoughts? has DC finally fucked themselves out? Or is this the coolest shit ever?

You do realize the whole reboot's just a ploy for them to keep screwing over old creators & their families, right? It's all a way to get out of honoring copyrights.

Fuck that.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Sep 17, 2011, 02:19 PM
The reboot is unapologetically a way to make money.  The parent company told DC that they're not making money so they better do something or else.  And so DC is doing just that, naturally it's going to be a money scramble.

The copyright thing is actually done through the movies.  DC has to keep producing movies to prevent those copyrights from falling back to their original owners (Bob Kane's estate who made Batman and Siegal And Shuster's Estate who made Superman).  Because the Siegal estate actually won the  case and they're getting paid what they're owed from everything Superman's been on except the movies.  So now we're getting a Superman movie fast tracked...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Sep 17, 2011, 03:29 PM
The reboot is unapologetically a way to make money.

That too.

The copyright thing is actually done through the movies.  DC has to keep producing movies to prevent those copyrights from falling back to their original owners. Because the Siegal estate actually won the  case and they're getting paid what they're owed from everything Superman's been on except the movies.

That's the film rights you're talking about though. Same thing with the studios Marvel sold rights too prior to opening their own studios. There was a ruling a couple years about elements in Action Comics 1 no longer belonging to DC. And it seems like one of the ways the company is trying to make money is to avoid having those elements come up in the comics & not have to pay off the respective owners. Thus: Reboot.

It's really kind of funny though. Even if it was this kind of insidious corporate ploy, there was so much potential to shake things up & make it really interesting & at least try something crazy & truly new. But at the end of the day, it kind of looks like they made every wrong move. The most recent one I had to chuckle at was the Amanda Palmer now looking like Halle Berry instead of Angry Nell Carter thing. Hilarious.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: MyHatsEatPeople on Sep 17, 2011, 03:30 PM
(http://ratfist.com/blog/comics/2011-01-10-Page-1.jpg)

I’m currently reading a webcomic called ‘Ratfist’ by Doug TenNapel (Creator of Earthworm Jim).

It follows the story about a guy who’s pressing on 40 who’s a bit of a rat, dresses up like a rat (think batman), is obsessed with rats and is slowly turning into an actual rat.

Doug TenNapel is quite political so in an ‘interview’ of sorts he expressed that it’s somewhat his view on that people in society are like rats. But if you don’t want to look into the ideology of the plot, it’s still enjoyable plot.

The humour is a good mix of goofy and witty, and doesn’t throw the pop-culture, and his past projects, references in your face too much to the point it could get dated in the future.

The artwork is nice, I’m really in love with that style of lineart and a woman called Katherine Garner does the colours, which are just as lovely.

The pacing throws you into the story straight away, but if you’re familiar with Doug’s work (Such as the game ‘The neverhood’) it doesn’t come to much surprise, I’m not far enough into the story to see if the pacing slows down a bit as the story gets going, but hopefully it will. But webcomics do naturally have a different pacing to printed comics/graphic novels (in my opinion).

You can check out the comic here at www.ratfist.com
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Sep 18, 2011, 03:43 AM
Anyone other than me and Kent reading The New 52? any thoughts? has DC finally fucked themselves out? Or is this the coolest shit ever?

Animal Man is the coolest shit ever.  All the rest are feh to fine.  Swamp Thing was kinda cool too, atleast the art was nice.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Sep 18, 2011, 09:05 AM
I have heard that the two best writers (Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire, Swamp thing and Animal Man respectively) have gotten really buddy buddy.  So we can expect shoutouts and probably crossovers in the future.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Sep 18, 2011, 06:37 PM
Anyone other than me and Kent reading The New 52? any thoughts? has DC finally fucked themselves out? Or is this the coolest shit ever?

Dan and I have been reading.  Most just kinda happen, some are terrible, and a small number are pretty good.  The books seem to be noticeably darker and more violent than they have been, but I haven't figured out how I feel about that yet.


The reboot is unapologetically a way to make money.
A business wants to make money?!  I'm shocked!

DC's tired of Marvel routinely kicking their ass on monthly sales of singles and is trying something new.  I respect the intent (though think it's misguided*) and promised not to pirate them.  I'm getting all 52 number 1s and will decide which to continue picking up from there.

*Marvel beats DC on sales of single issues, but DC soundly beats Marvel at selling trades and OGNs.  What sucks is Vertigo is getting the shaft in this, to the benefit of 70 year old characters.  And I spend a lot more money on  Vertigo/Image/Oni/Indy books than heroes.

Dan Didio said something in an interview recently about not intentionally not letting characters age that pissed me right the fuck off and showed me how he doesn't have a damn clue.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Sep 18, 2011, 08:11 PM
The reboot is unapologetically a way to make money.
A business wants to make money?!  I'm shocked!


Of course.  But I applaud DC for not pretending they aren't like some companies are wont to do and telling us up front that this is the motivating factor.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Sep 19, 2011, 05:33 AM
Alright I didn't want to get into it too much because I already elsewhere but I'll weigh in on the New 52.  Animal Man and Swamp Thing are really the best comics so far.  They are my favorites. 

Other titles I liked include Batwoman, Frankenstein, Superboy, Batgirl, Justice League International, and Men of War.  I'm a consistent fan of Superboy and Batgirl titles so I'll always follow those.

I am on the fence about Batwing, Action Comics and Demon Knights.

I'm honestly quite excited for the Red Hood and the Outlaws and I can't wait to see kr.'s stunning artwork for it.  Even if the story turns out to be shit.

I still can't wrap my head around the awful Teen Titans redesigns (what the hell is up with that Witchblade wannabe chick?).
Oh and Suicide Squad is absolute shit.  It is the worst of them all.  Burn it with fire.

I could say more, but why?

Oh and in other news I'm really excited about the idea of The Spectre tv series.  The Spectre and the Phantom Stranger being my all time favorite DC characters.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Sep 19, 2011, 09:53 AM
Oh and Suicide Squad is absolute shit.  It is the worst of them all.  Burn it with fire.
Suicide Squad was torture porn.  And I'd declare Grifter the worst so far.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: 4:00am on Oct 05, 2011, 01:58 AM

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/07/casanova-cover.jpg)

(http://clzimages.com/comic/large/d7/d7_282059_0_CasanovaGulaTP.jpg)


Casanova. Graphic novels one and two  it's like James bond on lots of drugs traveling  Interdimensionally
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zinn on Oct 05, 2011, 06:36 AM
As someone's mentioned Jeff Lemire: I love "Sweet Tooth", while I'm not usually into post-apocalypse stories, he's manage to ensnare my interest and present a compelling story of survival, with the near spiritual journey that goes behind the plague.

Then there's "V for Vendetta", but I'm trying to at least finish volume one of "The Invisibles" by Grant Morrison first.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Oct 05, 2011, 01:07 PM
Ooh I've been intrigued by Cassanova and Sweet Tooth for a while, may have to give them a try!

I definitely enjoyed V for Vendetta and Invisibles. Been a while since I read Invisibles, so I may have to revisit that.

Recently Re-read Batwoman: Elegy, for the story as mush as for the gorgeous artwork.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zinn on Oct 06, 2011, 07:54 AM
Oh man, I just looked over Ratfist; and it is completely absurd yet totally my kind of humour. Thanks for that, Myhateatspeople.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Oct 19, 2011, 02:12 PM
finally read all of persepolis, it's fantastic.

(http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/Persepolis%20page%20Satrapi.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Funfetus on Oct 19, 2011, 02:54 PM
finally read all of persepolis, it's fantastic.
I've had the Complete Persepolis sitting on my shelf for years, and I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.  I guess I'll move that to the front of my queue.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Nov 07, 2011, 05:06 AM

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/07/casanova-cover.jpg)


I love Casanova.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Dec 05, 2011, 04:04 PM
I found a manga that will come as close to "Helftan the manga" as one could ever possibly get.  Since I am attracted by the twisted and bizarre, I've been reading this:
Kami no Kodomo (God's Child)

Summary:
Then I stood up and began my life.
To get revenge on the world.

The latest work by the Nishioka Siblings depicts the gruesome life story of a ruthless and brilliant serial killer as he grows up from a sociopathic child to a messiah-like figure.

(can't find very good images to hotlink)
(http://kotonoha.monkey-pirate.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/gods_child-bg.jpg)
(http://www.mangaupdates.com/image/i95142.png)

http://www.mangafox.com/manga/kami_no_kodomo/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: cultmasterflex on Dec 05, 2011, 05:10 PM
hey this looks really cool thanks for the link im about to start reading it now
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Dec 05, 2011, 06:48 PM
I tore through the whole thing today. Lord, that was interesting.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: cultmasterflex on Dec 05, 2011, 08:22 PM
jus finished think ill have some nightmares now lol it was awesome though
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Dec 06, 2011, 07:40 AM
since I'm in indonesia, I'll show INDONESIAN COMIC
METHAL PERTIWI
(http://sindikat9.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/kover-mp-oke.jpg)

comedy comic about an embodiment of metal dude in indonesian medieval times.. actually fuck I dont know what it's about, but it's hilarious as fuck. The joke format reminds me of old european comics.

interior sample : http://gambaryance.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2s5mat
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Dec 06, 2011, 07:44 AM
holy shit kami no kodomo is VERY helftan. Amazingly disturbing.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Dec 06, 2011, 08:08 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MIp0i0ilP1k/S_C1eC8MoAI/AAAAAAAALfk/zQICd7arVpE/s400/Bambino-03_FID_289x400.jpg)

Bambino, it's a manga about cooking. I always make the mistake of reading it when I'm hungry
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: cultmasterflex on Dec 06, 2011, 09:13 AM
holy shit kami no kodomo is VERY helftan. Amazingly disturbing.
i was thinking the exact same thing when i read it
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Dec 06, 2011, 09:47 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MIp0i0ilP1k/S_C1eC8MoAI/AAAAAAAALfk/zQICd7arVpE/s400/Bambino-03_FID_289x400.jpg)

Bambino, it's a manga about cooking. I always make the mistake of reading it when I'm hungry

I like this series so much I downloaded the drama version too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Dec 06, 2011, 11:09 AM
since I'm in indonesia, I'll show INDONESIAN COMIC
METHAL PERTIWI
(http://sindikat9.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/kover-mp-oke.jpg)

comedy comic about an embodiment of metal dude in indonesian medieval times.. actually fuck I dont know what it's about, but it's hilarious as fuck. The joke format reminds me of old european comics.

interior sample : http://gambaryance.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2s5mat

holy shit i want this comic. any chance of an english translation??
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Dr.Salt on Dec 07, 2011, 04:08 AM
You guys know Shintaro Kago right? I always thought he was pretty Helfy.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Dec 07, 2011, 08:22 PM
GQ's comic by Matt Fraction and Nathan Fox about Navy SEAL Team 6 vs Osama. 
http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201112/osama-bin-laden-death-comic

I'm always pretty reluctant to get into webcomics (because I am of the opinion that 85% of them suck.  Actually I think it's closer to 90% but I'm trying to be nice) but I decided that I'm really bored and that there are good webcomics out there on the interwebs.  So I found these two and I'm pretty entertained:

Cleopatra in Space by Mike Maihack
http://www.cowshell.com/cleopatra/

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks

I used to read her Buffy-esque Demonology 101 comic back in 1999 when it first hit the webs and I was a young sapling new to the interwebs.  So I wanted to see what she had done since then and she's been hard at work.  Fun stuff!
http://superherogirladventures.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Dec 08, 2011, 03:59 PM
webcomic wise, I have been reading hemlock. it's a little slow but the drawings are amazing

http://hemlock.smackjeeves.com/

It's about a witch, her familiar and her history.. well by now you know i suck at summary so just read em, it's a quick read (even if it's 260+ and counting long)
sample:
(http://img2.smackjeeves.com/images/uploaded/comics/4/1/41cb1ec39tjUy.png)
(http://www.smackjeeves.com/images/uploaded/comics/a/e/ae7a82127EOix.png)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Dec 19, 2011, 11:28 PM
My favorite kind of stories are those that work on multiple levels.  I love stories that have a well presented message while featuring an engaging narrative.  Now I'd like to remind some of you of a manga called Baka to Gogh which has been presented in this thread before.  I want to talk about a work by the same artist but different writer called Kokumin Quiz/National Quiz.

National Quiz is about a world where Japan has become the sole superpower in the world and it's government is run by the purest form of indulgent capitalism: a gameshow where the winner is granted any wish they want and the government will do whatever it can to make sure it comes true.  And all wishes are treated equally, whether it's finding a lost dog, killing your neighbor, moving the Eiffel Tower or declaring war on other nations.  But if you lose, you lose all your assets and become a ranked criminal.  National Quiz is hosted by criminal KK47331 or as he's better known K-I K-Ichi (formerly known as Keiichi).  National Quiz follows his trials and tribulations as he becomes the show's figurehead and the political maneuvering in the background soon begins to put him in a position where the interest of various groups begin to swirl about with him at the center.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2rpu3bn.jpg)
I really like this story because it works for me on different levels.  It functions as a political commentary at times and even as political satire.  There's an interesting and even funny part where democracy is presented on a children's show as a great evil where people with individual interests can never get along.  This leads to many different groups represented in the comic, from the Japanese Quiz Ministry which supports the show, to the US and the allied nations, to homegrown terrorists who want to tear down the system and the island nation of Sadogajima, a small country which broke off from Japan with a vested interest in seeing the Quiz system fail.  Each group is presented with its strengths and weaknesses and with it's own justifications.  I think this lends a sort of believability to the story because much like real life, there is no one right answer and no one group is better than the other.  They're all pretty fucked abd there's no easy path to peace.  The messages and satires the story brings up are extremely relatable in this current climate with movements like the Occupy Movement and the Tea Party which espouse similar complaints with government like those presented here.  In fact, despite being a parody, the system of government in which government is run by a gameshow does not seem like something so farfetched and is in fact a critique on society as it is now.  Despite being a story written in 1994, it fits perfectly with our current views of mass media and government.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/10h7nkj.jpg)

Now aside from all that heady stuff, the story also works because there is a dramatic and very human narrative which involves K-I K-Ichi.  He's just a man doing his job, who misses his family.  But because he's a figurehead and a criminal, he has very little choice in the matter and resigns himself to his fate.  Yet as conspiracies begin to form around him, he begins to realize that his actions have effects and he starts to realize that people view him as someone in a position of power.  He essentially has the power to make or break people. 

(http://i43.tinypic.com/ibcqo8.jpg)

The best part about the story though is how engaging it is as a thriller, once the tension starts it doesn't let up.  The story is funny when it wants to be and dramatic when it wants to be and the story never feels heavy handed.  The twists and turns will have you wanted to keep reading until the end!  At 44 chapters it's not bad!  The art is what I expect from Shinkichi Katou, though in my opinion it does not start out as strongly as Baka to Gogh.  Though being an older work, you do see the art change in some ways over time.  I do love though the varied expressions and character designs the artist tends to favor.  There is a very strong emotionally visual storytelling that goes on with just the faces alone.  So I would say, even if the political hook doesn't get you, read this story for it's strong art and storytelling.  It's damn good and I've said way too much about it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jho on Dec 20, 2011, 02:17 AM
im on chapter 31 AND IT'S FUCKING AWESOME.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Zest on Dec 25, 2011, 07:29 PM
One of my Christmas presents today was the absolutely gorgeous comic Habibi, and lemme tell you folks, this one's a winner. Gorgeous art, an original story, rich in symbolism and pathos and all of that stuff your high school English teacher harped on about. It's this right here.

(http://i.imgur.com/PqzKGl.jpg)

See, even the book itself is a work of art. Those intricate patterns are a recurring motif in Habibi, and it's unbelievable to think of the effort it took in creating this. There's just a painful amount of beauty in the inks, but they never distract from the killer story of a boy and a girl and everything that they must live with. It reminds me of The Kite Runner, at least a little bit since they both share a Middle Eastern setting and gobs of tragedy. If you have the dough to spare, make sure check this out: this is the surely one of the best standalone comics I've ever read.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Dec 25, 2011, 07:37 PM
I've been meaning to pick that up because I loved Blankets
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Thresher on Jan 10, 2012, 07:52 AM
As a student who has recently received their loan, I did what every sensible person should do.


Bought a shit tonne of comics.

First up is Hellboy: The Bride of Hell and Others!
(http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1307385102l/11253748.jpg)
It's Hellboy, 'nuf said.
It's the only thing I got today that is part of something I have read before. The rest is new and experimental for me.

Something I am looking forward to reading is Kabuki; The Alchemy. I got this purely because it looked gorgeous.
(http://campusdigest.nku.edu/archive/2011Digest/20110422/BC_cover_alchemytpb.jpg)
Definitely not your conventional comic. Stoked about reading it.

The third thing I got was Warren Ellis' Planetary Vol. 1, on reccomendation of the store owner.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_a_kfggseBks/TRSX5XxyG4I/AAAAAAAABCc/OKKOkFBVFi4/s1600/planetary-1-cover.jpg)
Apparently it's about Archaeologists of Pop Culture, obtaining relics like Flash Gordon. I'm intrigued but unsure about how much I'll enjoy it.

Because I got those 3 (plus vol. 2 of Y The Last Man for my brother), they let me have an issue of Fatale by Ed Brubaker as I was interested in Incognito (where a supervillian goes into witness protection).
(http://i2.cdnds.net/12/01/618x946/308291199523036.jpg)
I quite enjoyed it, even though it felt alot like a crime novel. So I'm definitely going to go and get Icognito once I've gone through the other things I got.

And finally, a free comic about eilepsy called Absence.
(http://www.titancon.com/images/covers/absence.png)
It was autobiographical and quite informative, but I feel it could have been done better. If you do suffer from epilepsy (I don't) it is quite uplifting in it's overall message.

I shall let you know how I enjoyed the others.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 10, 2012, 08:31 AM
Kabuki is awesome and David Mack is a very cool dude, he shows up at a lot of east coast cons if you ever want to meet him. He seems to be at every con I go to.

I've been getting back into the habit of getting graphic novels on a consistent basis so I've got a few new ones.

(http://artswrap.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/event_image_full/Craig%20Thompson.jpg)
Habibi-made by Craig Thompson who did Blankets

(http://www.blackgate.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/orcstain.jpg)
Orc Stain volume 1-by Void's own James Stockoe. I don't know why I kept forgetting to buy this, I think it's because no stores around me seem to carry it.

(http://dccomics.com/media/product/1/9/19031_400x600.jpg)
Joe the Barbarian complete collection-I think anyone that is a comic fan needs to have this book in their collection. It's such a gorgeous book.

(http://spera-comic.com/graphicnovels/img/vol01_cover_big.jpg)
Spera-I heard about this one on tumblr, it looks lovely and I love me a book with a female protagonist

(http://www.atomicbooks.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/p/apollossongv2.jpg)
Apollo's Song volume 2-another wonderful book by Osamu Tezuka, probably one of my favorites of his. (after Phoenix) It's a 2 volume series so it's not too much of an investment.

(http://i.newsarama.com/images/dcn52_batwoman_1_house-ad.jpg)
Batwoman-from the new 52, a fellow mall employee let me borrow this and it is one nice looking book. I'm generally not big on super hero comics but I'll definitely be picking up the trade of this when it comes out.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Thresher on Jan 11, 2012, 04:32 AM
I actually saw Joe the Barbarian yesterday, I was thinking about getting it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 11, 2012, 08:20 AM
Totally grab it! It's worth every penny
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jan 12, 2012, 07:03 AM
Triple-posting for maximum discussion potential:

4.5 months in and I'm still enjoying the hell out of DC's New52.  I'm buying roughly half the books, plus some Marvel X-stuff ("Uncanny X-Force" and "Wolverine & The X-Men" are both outstanding books).

Marvel's Ultimate Universe is dead to me, as are all of Bendis' Avengers.

There's also a smattering of indy stuff I'm picking up - most notably "Casanova", "Invincible", "B.P.R.D.", and IDW's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".

I'm also looking forward to some upcoming books like Andre's "Hell Yeah" and a new "Shaolin Cowboy" series.

It's a good time to be reading comics.


PS to Angie and Thresher - Batwoman and Planetary are awesome.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jan 12, 2012, 08:50 AM
Wait what?  Why don't you like the Ultimates universe?  Spiderman has indeed been slow but the character has potential.  It's just ridiculous though that they've taken five issues to show us who Miles Morales is.  Ultimate XMen has been ok but interesting.  I like the lineup of Iceman, Human Torch and Kitty Pryde (The Hood) as the core members.  And if anything Ultimates has a great deal of tension.  In fact, the writing blows Fear Itself far far away.  (Well pretty much everything stomps on that shitty event)

I agree that all of the Avengers titles suck except for Avengers Academy.  Christos Gage is a strong team writer.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Thresher on Jan 12, 2012, 11:21 AM
(http://cdn.ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/BPRDHellOnEarthGodsAndMonstersTP.jpg)
This came out today.

That is all.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jan 12, 2012, 02:32 PM
Why don't you like the Ultimates universe?
I should have stopped reading when Loeb took a shit all over the place and killed half the cast.  But like an idiot, I didn't.

Death of Spiderman was good, but vampire Hulk is in the running for stupidest thing I've ever read.  I like Miles, but really can't stand Bendis.
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Post by: Kozispoon on Jan 12, 2012, 08:48 PM
One of my Christmas presents today was the absolutely gorgeous comic Habibi, and lemme tell you folks, this one's a winner. Gorgeous art, an original story, rich in symbolism and pathos and all of that stuff your high school English teacher harped on about. It's this right here.

(http://i.imgur.com/PqzKGl.jpg)

See, even the book itself is a work of art. Those intricate patterns are a recurring motif in Habibi, and it's unbelievable to think of the effort it took in creating this. There's just a painful amount of beauty in the inks, but they never distract from the killer story of a boy and a girl and everything that they must live with. It reminds me of The Kite Runner, at least a little bit since they both share a Middle Eastern setting and gobs of tragedy. If you have the dough to spare, make sure check this out: this is the surely one of the best standalone comics I've ever read.

AGREE WITH THIS SO MUCH.
I was blown away by this comic. So much so that I picked up Blankets when I went to an L.A anime convention. I cannot get over how wonderfully thick and amazing this gaphic novel was- its one of those comics you wanna linger on the pages, check out everything. It's safe to use a descriptor 'delicious', haha! Best wad of cash I've spent yet. Lucky you that it was a Christmas present!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 12, 2012, 09:54 PM
I thought I wouldn't like Habibi as much as Blankets but I did. I did find Habibi initially a little harder to get into in the beginning but pretty much after the first 20 pages I was sold.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Jan 13, 2012, 05:05 PM
i just read habibi too, but i'm not as sold on it... I got bored with the story a little more than half way through and sort of skimmed to the end, I don't know why... agreed on it being gorgeous, though...

Chunky Rice is still my favorite comic from him, at least in story :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ten Dead Kings on Jan 27, 2012, 07:32 PM
(http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/450w/333/14863331/14863401_1.jpg)

Hey, Shakespeare in comicbook form? This should be good!
(later): man, that ending's fucked up!


For a guy who frequents this place, I read too few comics D:
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jan 28, 2012, 01:54 PM
Hey, Shakespeare in comicbook form? This should be good!
(later): man, that ending's fucked up!

I haven't read the comic adaptation, but Hamlet is one of my favorites from Shakespeare.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 29, 2012, 08:26 AM
http://www.ryan-a.com/comics/sarahandtheseed01.htm

so awesome
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Feb 01, 2012, 07:12 PM
Fear the mighty cuddliness of BATTLEPUG:
http://battlepug.com/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Feb 14, 2012, 01:41 AM
(http://craphound.com/images/4810936742_7c0a49903a_o.jpg)

got Level Up on saturday, read through it twice. it's fantastic. it's heartfelt. it's funny. it's sincere.

i could go on, but i think you get the idea. maybe it doesn't resonate quite as deeply with me as American Born Chinese, but it still hits pretty close to home. i think any number of us could relate to this, by the virtue of what we do here.

(http://www.publishersweekly.com/images/cached/ARTICLE_PHOTO/photo/000/000/005/5301-v1-370x.JPG)
(http://www.publishersweekly.com/images/cached/ARTICLE_PHOTO/photo/000/000/005/5302-v1-370x.JPG)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Feb 19, 2012, 04:05 PM
Just finished American Vampire.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3e/American_Vampire_Cover_-1.jpg/250px-American_Vampire_Cover_-1.jpg)

It's hella good
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Feb 19, 2012, 04:23 PM
I really need to order that online! Every time I go to buy it at stores the only have volume 2
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Feb 21, 2012, 05:52 PM
Received American Vampire vol. 2 and 3 today... and I've already finished vol. 2.

(http://dccomics.com/media/product/1/6/16729_400x600.jpg)

Gonna grab some food and start on book 3
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Post by: William_Duel on Feb 23, 2012, 08:09 AM
Ookami no Kuchi: Wolfsmund
(Wolf's mouth: Wolfsmund)

I like this!  This is pretty cool!  Overall it's a pretty bleak story and has an overall dark tone to it but it's realistic historical fiction and takes place in the later middle ages.  Each chapter features a different set of protagonists but the villains remain the same, the oppressive Duke of Austria sets up a sadistic governor at a pass that leads to Italy.  And basically each chapter is the protagonists' attempts to get through the pass.  There's an overall subplot that builds up but the protagonists usually have different reasons and motivations for getting to the other side.  William Tell shows up at one point and he is a badass!

http://www.mangareader.net/ookami-no-kuchi-wolfsmund
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: cultmasterflex on Feb 24, 2012, 08:30 AM
sweet read Duel ill be checking back on that site for the next chapters
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Post by: William_Duel on Mar 13, 2012, 07:02 AM
Now as some of you may notice from time to time or at least before the site changed over, we'd get spam in the incubator and some such.  And sometimes (before the mods would delete the thread) some people would turn the spam into authentic VOIDers.  It's how we got Casino Reasoning.  This webcomic is pretty much that and the results are hilarious:

http://horseecomics.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Orion on Mar 13, 2012, 12:54 PM
Will, you are very right. These are hilarious. :)
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Post by: Angie on Mar 13, 2012, 01:48 PM
After years of forgetting to do it, I finally bought Blacksad. It's a gorgeous book and is very entertaining. Reading it also made me glad that I've chosen to use animal people in my stories. Sure, furries have bastardized them for the most part, but stuff like Blacksad shows how really awesome they can be when done well.

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7421/blacksad004ri9.jpg)

I've also started reading Invincible. I've never been big on superhero comics, I grew up liking X-Men and Gen13 but that was about it. Invincible is pretty awesome, and very well done.

(http://i.newsarama.com/images/Invincible_TPB_13_cover_by_WyA.jpg)
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Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Mar 13, 2012, 04:08 PM
Nice.  I fully support both Invincible and Blacksad.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Mar 26, 2012, 09:53 PM
I recently finished Petrograd (http://www.amazon.com/Petrograd-Philip-Gelatt/dp/1934964441)
(http://static-l3.blogcritics.org/12/03/03/177117/PETROGRAD-COVER.jpg?t=20120303095146)

It's "untold tale of the international conspiracy behind the murder of Gregorii Rasputin!"  Clearly fictionalized, though well researched, it's a well-told take of international politics, secrets, conspiracies, and revolution.  Recommended.

(http://timeoutchicago.com/sites/timeoutchicago.com/files/imagecache/timeout_492x330/347.ar.ar.rv.Petrograd2.jpg)
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Post by: Johnny Blaque on Mar 31, 2012, 02:12 AM
After years of forgetting to do it, I finally bought Blacksad. It's a gorgeous book and is very entertaining. Reading it also made me glad that I've chosen to use animal people in my stories. Sure, furries have bastardized them for the most part, but stuff like Blacksad shows how really awesome they can be when done well.

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7421/blacksad004ri9.jpg)


I'm so glad Darkhorse is going to release the fourth book in July!  Can't wait!

I'm reading...
(http://i.imgur.com/EcXhW.jpg)
Just arrived in the mail today, I'm like halfway through it and it's so much of an improvement over the first in every way.  It was so worth the wait in my eyes.  Crazy too since if you've followed Reyyy's style changes over the years, you can see them in this book since it took forever to come out.  But it's not like a gradual change, you can tell he went back and redid or shuffled parts or whatever.  It's not jarring because it does fit with the tone of the chapters.  One thing I really dig is the anime bumper style chapter breaks.  They come just like commercial breaks would.
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Post by: Fed on Mar 31, 2012, 11:10 AM
Lucky Luke. Every issue where Morris (Maurice De Bevere) contributed.

Lucky Luke, Astrix, Tin-Tin & the works of Franquin (Gaston Lagaffe, Spirou etc) were always a huge influence on my art and writing. If you've never read any of these, then SHAME ON YOU!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Evil Eye on Apr 06, 2012, 03:33 AM
I'm boring.  Mostly mainstream (or at least popular) things for me, though I'm looking to change that when I have some more time.

Thus far my most obvious comic reading consists of Watchmen, pretty much anything Batman, a dash of Superman, scattered Spiderman stories throughout the years (this was "the comic" growing up), and, well, I think this incredibly short list might have already ended on me.  Batman is a character in particular that I've come to love, for a smattering of both artistic and personal reasons, and I've read a large percentage of the essentials.  I plan to pick a point about as far back into the Golden Age as contains cheese that I can tolerate and just read everything from that point onward.  Probably sometime in the 70s, when they actually really tried to start writing good stories but weren't very good at it yet.

I've also read a couple of indy things you've probably never heard of (insert hipster scarf here but not really).  I've read all three volumes of Shadow Man, which I found enjoyable but other than the Garth Ennis run in volume two (cut all too short), found to be summed up as a lot of missed potential more often than not.  I've read the run of Global Frequency, which as far as pulp goes was very enjoyable, and at rare times clawed at the ceiling of dumb fun, trying madly to reach something truly good and meaningful.  I've read the Snake Plissken comics, entirely out of my love for the character and films, and more out of dutiful obligation than enjoyment, really.  The Snake Plissken Chronicles had their moments.  Read Miller's "The Hard Goodbye" a few years back as well, and I really enjoyed it.  Oh, and I read a bit of Kick-Ass, which was incredibly hot and cold for me.  I feel like Mark Millar has nuggets of greatness in his writing but gets bogged down in gimmick and shock jock tactics too much. Never was persuaded to finish or keep up with it.

Currently working on the KnightsEnd arc of Batman.  I must say, I was actually really beginning to enjoy Jean Paul Valley as Batman.  I felt he brought unique conflict and characterization to the role while also filling the mantle very deftly, and feel a bit like the writers went cheap and pandering in writing him away as a hardassed villain rather than the intriguing, struggling character he'd been beforehand.  I'm right around where Bruce starts training up to take him on, so that should be fun, anyway.

The best stuff I've read thus far would probably be Watchmen (it really is that good) and Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, which feels a bit like David Lynch and Frank Miller were in some kind of cosmic explosion and merged into the same person.  Really brilliant exploration of Batman and one of the more tragic depictions of Harvey Dent.  "Joker" by Brian I-can't-spell-his-name-and-won't-try was probably about on the level of Serious House, but for Batsy's arch-enemy rather than the pointy-eared one himself. I'm a big fan of The Long Halloween as well, and admire it for taking time to develop its plot twists, and also Harvey Dent as a human being before he became Two-Face, rather than just a setup for as much.  And I do love my noir.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Apr 06, 2012, 05:16 AM
You're so boring.

jk watchman is cool.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 06, 2012, 05:39 AM
If you liked Azzarello's Joker, then you might like his Luthor too.  Though from your tastes you seem to like the dark, gritty 'Batman' side of things so it might not do it for you.  But in my opinion it's good too.

And since you've mentioned those names like Frank Miller, Garth Ennis, etc. then you should check out Warren Ellis (aside from Global Frequency).  Particularly his trilogy SuperGod, No Hero and Black Summer.  Those are particularly bleak titles that also deconstruct and rebuild the idea of a superpowered being running around.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Evil Eye on Apr 10, 2012, 07:55 AM
It's not so much that I only like grimdark kinda stuff.  It's more that darker themes and psychological complexity are what tend to resonate with me the most.  With that said, I fucking love Lex Luthor, and yeah, you're not the first to tell me to read LL: Man of Steel.  If I remember right it's even the same artist as "Joker".  I'll give that a look ASAP.

Ellis's trilogy sounds good as well.  Deconstructive angles tend to be interesting, and it was obvious from GF that Ellis knows his way around a story, even if most issues of GF didn't really stick with me for long.
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Post by: Field Marshal Lionel Forsythe W. Underwood XIII, GBE on Apr 10, 2012, 10:13 AM
Dick Tracy, Flash Gordon, Lil' Abner and Hagar. :D
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Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Apr 10, 2012, 10:57 AM
Evil - some thoughts based on your longer post at the top...

Azzarello is one of my favorite writers.  If you enjoyed Joker, definitely check out 100 Bullets.  It's chock full of complex characters, plot twists, mystery, and some of the best dialogue I've read.  SKIP Azzarello's Superman.  It's utter horseshit.

Ellis used to be good, and sometimes still shines, but I really can't trust him anymore.  I HATED Supergod; such contrived bullshit.  But the final issues of Stormwatch, Hellblazer, early Authority, and Planetary are all fantastic.  All, if you can find them, Gravel or Strange Kiss books.  His Agents of Atlas (name?) is some of the most maniac fun comics I've ever read.

I also recommend old Image Bendis: Powers, Jinx, Goldfish, and Torso.  His Marvel non-Powers stuff just annoys me.

Finally, if you liked Long Halloween, I recommend the other Sale/Loeb books, both DC and Marvel.  Spiderman: Blue might be my favorite, but Daredevil: Yellow, Hulk: Gray, and each of the Batman books are all good.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: ShouldaCouldaCola on Apr 10, 2012, 11:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8hDUX.png)
Meathaus!
One of the best anthologies.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 10, 2012, 11:56 AM
I HATED Supergod; such contrived bullshit.

Really?  Man, I was so hooked by the premise, I was really obsessed with the idea of it for awhile.  To me the weakness of the book is that the idea was not fully explored, that there was more that needed to be said.  And I think it reflects because it was meant to be a longer series but it got cut short.  Plus it's an idea that has persisted in the superhero books, of superhumans transcending the boundaries of humanity and becoming alien to us physically and mentally.  In that sense we have created our own gods.  The Flashpoint Project Superman, certain depictions of Hyperion from Squadron Supreme and of course, Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen are obvious examples of this idea so I was intrigued to see it being applied so broadly.

Oh and as for the color books, I guess Captain America: White is still being planned....so it'll happen....someday........
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Evil Eye on Apr 10, 2012, 03:18 PM
Azzarello's Superman = LL: Man of Steel I assume?  That.  That's pretty disappointing.  Azzarello doing Lex Luthor was the most exciting thing I'd hard after reading Joker.  Probably the most exciting DC thing I could imagine other than Azzarello doing a run on Harvey Dent (oh god please do it).  You're not the first to tell me to read 100 Bullets either, though, haha.  I think I'll slip that in alongside my current Batmanning once I finish finals.

Surprised to catch bad wind of Bendis from you.  I've only heard good things about his Marvel runs.

Did Sale/Loeb have much Batman?  I only know of TLH, Dark Victory, and Catwoman: When in Rome, all of which I've read.  Didn't know they took a run at Spidey.  Love me some Spidey, I'll hit that up for sure.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Apr 10, 2012, 03:37 PM
(http://anyeventuality.files.wordpress.com/2006/05/Lee_Rushmore.jpg)
Why did this need to happen?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Evil Eye on Apr 10, 2012, 03:49 PM
Maybe I'm biased because my Millar experience is so minimal, but why would Ellis want to imitate him?  I don't think I can remember even one instance of someone saying something good about Mark Millar that wasn't followed by "BUT...!"

Man, lots of comics to read.  And only two finals to go.  Soon I will remember what it's like to be a human being again.


EDIT: and yeah since I like Supes and I love Azzarello I was bound to read that at some point if you didn't warn me.  When I think Azzarello does Superman, weird goofy jingoistic shit certainly isn't the first thing that comes to mind.  Shame.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 10, 2012, 05:02 PM
I agree with the Bendis thing.  For me Bendis is like Grant Morrison, some stuff I love and other stuff I turn my nose up at it.  Like I have always liked the ultimate stuff (some bad turns here and there and Ultimatum (which he didn't do) was fucking terrible), Powers and a lot of his Icon stuff but I absolutely hate him on the Avengers title. 

True, he did make a fan favorite Avengers team which is cool but the problem is he keeps snatching up characters like awesome new little toys, and strips them of the characterization that made them popular and goes for one liner jokes.  Like that Secret Invasion storyline is why I stopped reading mainstream hero books for awhile.

  Hell, the Avengers have this one character called the Protector (AKA Marvel Boy) who has been on the team since Bendis' run started and that's years.  And yet he's only done three useful things in all that time, one of them being punching Norman Osborn recently.  Most people who follow the title don't even know who this character is and he is on the team.  To me, that's bad writing when you've got  a team book and one of the main characters is always benched.  So Bendis is really miss or hit for me but I hate him on Avengers.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Apr 10, 2012, 05:09 PM
I finished Old City Blues over the weekend.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AXfkEo8LL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

The art and lettering can be a little rough, but it's amazingly energetic and reminds me of all kinds of futurist 80s anime and Blade Runner and awesomeness.  Good times, and I fully look forward to reading future volumes.

You can actually read it online at: http://www.oldcityblues.com
or buy the hardcover at: http://www.amazon.com/Old-City-Blues-Giannis-Milonogiannis/dp/1936393204

Rofl read it, he can vouch.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: 4:00am on May 13, 2012, 12:57 AM
(http://www.comicbookresources.com/assets/images/covers/1331678975_cvr.jpg)

Saga Is really good Everyone at my local shop loves it with good reason.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on May 19, 2012, 07:06 AM
New volume of Oyasumi Punpun is out.  So good...why are you so good... And why must you make me wait like a forlorn lover?  Ahhhhhhhhh so good.

And also this:
Binbougami ga! (It's the Misfortune/Poverty God!)

(http://dandreamz.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/binbougami-ga-cover-1.jpg)
(http://dandreamz.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/binbougami-ga-illustration-4.jpg)

This is a rather atypical and zany Shounen comedy about a girl Sakura Ichiko who possesses an abnormal amount of good luck.  She's got good grades, good looks, great boobs, etc. and it turns out that she somehow has an abnormal ability which causes her to soak up other people's good luck like a sponge.  In order to correct this unbalance, Momiji the Misfortune god shows up to collect and restore balance to the force.  But it turns out Ichiko is a pretty spoiled bitch who isn't willing to part with her good fortune and Momiji seems less than concerned for her target's life.  Cue hijinks and growing cast of eccentric but loveable characters.

I'm really having fun reading this because it's just really eccentric and pure fun.  Every new character is a welcome addition and as is obvious from the pictures, the cast really grows over time.  Despite the fact that Ichiko is presented as being a terrible person in the beginning, she changes and softens over the time but that sort of direction is obvious from the start especially in a shounen comic where friendship is the keyword.  The dynamic between Momiji and Ichiko is often a lot of fun as their battles tend to drag everyone around them into it.  It's a bit different though from typical shounen fare as the main character is not a boy and it oftens points out and makes fun of the tropes partial to the genre.  Plus the characters are great such as the masochistic dog god, the African American Buddhist Monk who's a bit too perverted or the rival character who is also a girl but happens to dress and act like the typical hot blooded male heroes of shounens past.  Anyways you guys should check it out.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Dekkard on Jun 01, 2012, 12:15 PM
last comic I read was Dead Pool The Circle Chase
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Shen on Jun 01, 2012, 02:01 PM
(http://x.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel/i/mg/7/20/4bb827c87b992/detail.jpg)

just bought this book yesterday, the art is so inspiring, don't be surprised if my own art starts to resemble it for a little while cuz I wanna test this out.


Aso like six months ago I bought Kick-Ass but only just now am I getting around to reading it.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: MyHatsEatPeople on Jun 01, 2012, 03:12 PM
FUCKIN LOVE SKYDOLL ;A; huge inspiration for my artwork aaaaa

Yet I still need my own personal copy.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jetty Jay on Jun 01, 2012, 05:05 PM
I just read this thing:

(http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/star-trek-tng-doctor-who-assimilation2-570x865.jpg)

I can't say I liked it all too much (especially the art! It's nice enough, but so stiff - as if the artist painted over photos. There's one panel where The Doctor is wearing a weird hat and it looks like the hat has been pasted on from a different source)... but I am still probably going to read the next one.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Thresher on Jun 02, 2012, 12:44 PM
I need to get a copy of Skydoll, I have the short stories collection (Factory) which is actually fantastic.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: MyHatsEatPeople on Jun 02, 2012, 01:40 PM
I need to get a copy of Skydoll, I have the short stories collection (Factory) which is actually fantastic.

Me you both, Bro.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Shen on Jun 02, 2012, 07:15 PM
I just saw the first book randomly in a store and thought "there is no reason why I don't own this". I don't know if there are more books but i hope so/soon.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Jun 11, 2012, 03:49 PM
Nearly caught up on the last three weeks worth of comics from while I was out of the country.  Quickly:

Skip Hardcore, Kirkman's new book.  It's interesting, but spends too much time explaining itself and not enough time being good.

Read Grim Leaper.  I'm kinda surprised by how much praise this book has gotten, since not really much happens.  It's good, and I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong, I'm just surprised so many others also enjoyed it.  Needless to say, gorgeous art.

Skip The Ravagers.  It's such a whiny complainy mess I couldn't even finish it.

And All Star Western is an good read, I just wish it were drawn by someone else.  The Owls cross-over is almost non-existent and tacked-on, but otherwise a solid read.

Phoenix Five?  Thank christ I'm not reading that mess.

Not much else to say beyond yet, except that I frequently praise TMNT on Facebook and Danger Club is my newest favorite.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Johnny Blaque on Jun 17, 2012, 04:13 AM
Not really seeing any talk on it but anyone else use Comixology?  I've been using it since last september and have been absolutely loving it.  Don't get me wrong I love having physical floppies in my hand but this site is just AMAZING.  I buy so much each week and try so much stuff I normally wouldn't have access to from my LCS seeing as they have to stock the stuff that sales or you have to preorder or request indie books.  With Comixology I can just roll out of bed on wednesday and choose pretty much all the new comics available same day as print and the tons of back issues they upload all the time.  I still buy physical tpbs and GNs I really want but when it comes to week to week comics, I'm straight up digital.  I see they have a different site with all the different french comics companies and some english translations out there too.  I hope that continues to grow and include more companies and countries. http://www.izneo.com/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jul 15, 2012, 02:30 PM
So, I recently discovered TRANSMETROPOLITAN.

HOLY FUCK.

So much for free time...
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn281/FlyBoyJames/ScreenShot2012-07-15at52358PM-1.jpg)

I'm in love with comics again.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jul 17, 2012, 09:11 AM
I was bopping around thin internets and I discovered this.

(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/300/g/glvsal4.jpg)

A very fun read, it has all the standard trappings of a DC comics, but with the (not really so horrifying in this comic) ALIENS.

4 Issues. I recommend it if you want to kill some time.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on Jul 17, 2012, 01:12 PM
I think some of you saw me all excited when this was delivered to my desk at work.

(http://multiverse-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Blacksad_SilentHell.jpg)
The backgrounds, colors and environments in this is so amazing. Definitely an inspiration to punch up my own backgrounds in my own comics. Not to mention it takes place in New Orleans! Super cool
(http://images.darkhorse.com/common/salestools/previews/blacksadsh1/blacksadsh1p4.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hLwAOD9GM_g/TKPIyDjPX7I/AAAAAAAAAOU/QkexaeRuPRc/s640/blacksad_t4_img1.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ransom! on Jul 18, 2012, 12:55 AM
(http://images.tcj.com/2011/06/ONWARDpg343.jpg)

Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki. I read it a week ago, and I still don't know how I feel about it? It's a weird blend of cartoon and serious stuff. I thought I disliked the characters, but that ending...

I'm picking up X'ed out next week, because Black Hole is one of my favourite comics ever.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jul 18, 2012, 01:11 AM
I'm flipping through THE SENTRY, and god is it bleak and depressing.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51A4FRQ9VML._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

From the inks to the colors to the writing, everything casts a dark foreboding shadow over the Marvel universe. Check it out.

I also stumbled across NORTHLANDERS in my local comic book shop.

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kuyw91UDkZ1qz58pq.jpg)

I haven't read any of it yet, but from what I saw flipping through, it should be a good read. Ill edit this post once I do.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Jul 20, 2012, 03:53 PM
I got the first few issues of Northlanders, but didn't continue. Maybe I'd like it better in trade form. Just like with DMZ, I was looking for my next Vertigo fix after finishing Y the Last Man, but they just didn't work for me...

Found a webcomic series from a few years back, MINUS http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minusarchive.html

This particular page gives me hope:

(http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus/minus37.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Fed on Jul 20, 2012, 04:05 PM
So, I recently discovered TRANSMETROPOLITAN.

HOLY FUCK.

So much for free time...
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn281/FlyBoyJames/ScreenShot2012-07-15at52358PM-1.jpg)

I'm in love with comics again.

Yeah, seriously.. if you havent read Transmetropolitan, go read it. now.

In other news: Courtney Crumkin and the Night Things
(http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1174937166l/458341.jpg)

The first in a series of (so far) 4. I read all in a day, then went out and bought the two first. Thrilling stuff and beautiful BW drawings.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jul 31, 2012, 07:49 PM
This one jumped off the shelf at me, and boy was I glad I got it.

(http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/NY5-COVERS-620x309.jpg)

I know there's been a lot of talk around the site and in the chat recently about great female characters and how there are so few of them. This book focuses on 5 (plus a few other) young women living in NYC. They cover all ranges of the spectrum in terms of personality, and it also gives a good look at what it's really like to try to make a life in a big city.

RECOMMENDED READING, Y'ALL
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jul 31, 2012, 08:38 PM
And you continue to prove that you deserve that Hipster label.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Aug 01, 2012, 06:12 AM
I REGRET NOTHING. (http://entervoid.com/Smileys/default/angry.gif)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ten Dead Kings on Aug 06, 2012, 11:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/iSHw1.gif)

Buttlord GT. http://imgur.com/a/BL7dL

That is all.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Aug 06, 2012, 11:47 PM
WHAT. Did I. Just read? And why is there not more of it?
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ten Dead Kings on Aug 10, 2012, 07:07 AM
To quote another forum:

[ The great thing about Buttlord GT is that it's really about how dumb we all were when we were 13, and were seeing DBZ for the first time. That's the reason why two of the characters are named Brad and Kevin. That's why video games and Sprite come up in conversation. That's why all the slang is so Nineties. The true message of Buttlord is, "This is you and your friends in junior high. DBZ was cool, video games were everything, calling someone a fag was the nuclear option of conversational warfare, and no one would glare at you for calling something 'the bawm diggety.' Look at how ridiculous you were." ]
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Tofubeast on Aug 10, 2012, 10:37 AM
OH MY GOD BUTTLORD GT

I remember stumbling across that when it first got uploaded to the internet. If there was any comic that could accurately capture "the Toonami era", it was this one.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Aug 10, 2012, 12:06 PM
In my quest for more dream related comics, I'm currently reading DAYTRIPPER.

(http://theredspeechballoon.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/daytripper-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Aug 10, 2012, 01:58 PM
Wow--Daytripper was pretty cool :)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: squid on Aug 10, 2012, 03:08 PM
On Buttlord:
Andy Helms's comics are great except for the fact that he never finishes ANY of them.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Sep 09, 2012, 11:34 AM
I was home from college the weekend and I picked up my copies of Essential X-Men, giant volumes that house all the inked comics from the original runs of Marvel titles (no color).

(http://beatzo.zaatar.org/im/essentialxmen.jpg)

I was at first amazed by how substandard the inkwork and the writing was in the first few issues, not even coming close to the original Kirby artwork on The Uncanny X-Men, but then I got to the Starjammers saga...

Between issues 107 and 108, the artist changes from Dave Cockrum (pencils) and Dan Green (inks) to a new duo of artists, John Byrne (pencils) and Terry Austin (inks).

HOLY. SHIT. JUST LOOK AT THIS ART.
(http://crashlanden.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/xkitty1.jpg?w=450)

From then on, for a LONG TIME, these two guys were THE artists for X-MEN.

I had forgotten just how much I loved these old x-men comics. sure, they use lots of 70's and 80's slang that makes them feel very dated, but the simplicity of many of the stories gives them a quality that you just don't find in modern day comics that much.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Video320 on Sep 09, 2012, 11:07 PM
(http://i43.tower.com/images/mm112621821/luche-libre-volume-1-jerry-frissen-paperback-cover-art.jpg)

Lucha Libre Vol. 1, if you ever have a chance, check it out.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Pennydox on Sep 20, 2012, 11:34 PM
(http://www.thedivinebanquet.com/images/cover1-kc.jpg)

probably no one's read it because the topic is nothing like the ones I've seen on this thread (unless someone else posted it). I'd recommend it though.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Sep 28, 2012, 09:48 PM
Skullkickers
by Jim Zub and Edward Huang and published by Image (also to be found for free on Keenspot - http://skullkickers.keenspot.com/d/20120106.html )
(http://cdn.ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/skullkickers01_2ndptng.jpg)
for the butt kicking part of me and the D&D nerd part of me


Godzilla Half Century War
by James Stokoe and colours by some Heather person.....Feckle......Heckle.....Schmekle somthing....I dunno...... and published by IDW
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2012/03/gojira2-1333156553.jpg)
for the little boy that watched japanese monster movie on Sundays in me
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Sep 30, 2012, 02:05 PM
Reading SkullKickers now, as per Wei's recommendation. That comic is GORGEOUS!

Speaking of gorgeous comics, I am now getting caught up on Godzilla :)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Sep 30, 2012, 02:16 PM
AS YOU SHOULD! (you should also pick up Peter Panzerfaust and Dark Horse's Number 13 as I'm working on them both too) I've recently picked up a few books

Old City Blues
(http://cdn.ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/OldCityBlues.jpg)

American Born Chinese
(http://www.geneyang.com/wpimages/abc.jpg)

Glory
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eoRSTr3fs_E/T-FLjmkkcpI/AAAAAAAAN0I/IEZcTYZquug/s1600/glory_and_the_gang__by_mooncalfe-d4wx8ak.jpg)

Mirage's original TMNT
(http://blog.newsarama.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10087/tmnt.gif)

They were all awesome.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Sep 30, 2012, 02:41 PM
Milonogiannis is so fucking awesome. I always liked what I saw by him but picked that up on a whim a while back. He's loose but it's got that Shirow vibe I've been missing for years.

Also, while I'm reminded, what does 'color assists' actually entail on those Godzilla books, Angie? Flats? At any rate, that's awesome & I appreciate the hard work... because holy shit!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Sep 30, 2012, 04:03 PM
Yeah Milonogiannis is amazing! I really really like his work on Prophet because color adds a whole new level to his stuff.

And I just do flats on Godzilla! All the lovely rendering, effects, gradients, color choices, are James' work. The flats are definitely tough work but it's totally worth it and I've learned a lot/gotten faster with each issue. (in the first issue I think each page was about 3 hours to flat, now it's about 1-1.5 hours)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: (Pi) on Oct 01, 2012, 01:51 PM
American Born Chinese is still one of my favorite comics ever, and not just because it hits so close to home. Gene Yang is a fantastically clever writer, I highly recommend his book "Level Up" as well.

(http://www.geneyang.com/wpimages/level.jpg)
http://geneyang.com/level-up

Oh, and I think he's writing the new ATLA comics as well.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kozispoon on Oct 01, 2012, 02:45 PM
Hey, I just finished Level Up once I heard the nod for it on the VOIDcast :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/kozispoon/photo24.jpg)

I'm also getting started on one of Craig Thompsons earlier works (Author of Blankets and Habibi). What's funny is that when I went to go buy it the comic shop guy was all, "I havent even read this yet, but the cover alone makes me feel so sad!"

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618VFHTG4YL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Nothin on Oct 07, 2012, 05:12 PM
I recently started re-reading some of the comics I've got.
Cowboy Ninja Viking, The Haunted World of El SUperbeasto, and Death Jr. where the ones I started with.
(http://nerdcityonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Cowboy-Ninja-Viking.jpg)(http://a2.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/120/256e0f67c2cabbc6bc79fc5e5eebc453/l.jpg)
(http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/600w/625/656251/11055171_1.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: GPS-Device on Oct 11, 2012, 06:57 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbrc0mclSv1rpqq4xo1_500.jpg)

Just got these in the mail today, and read Broxo right out of the box. I'd recommend everybody give it a read sometime if they can
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Oct 17, 2012, 11:43 PM
The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon

(http://www.naobrown.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/coverimage.jpg) (http://www.naobrown.com/)
Picked it up while in NY. About a girl with unwanted thought syndrome working at a vinyl toy shop in North London. She falls for a washing machine repairman who reminds her of a character from a manga she obsesses over. Problem is that her OCD makes her think about murdering everyone in sight. Which would be bad. And as that story progresses, you see bits of the manga she likes about a boy who's half tree looking to free his family from a curse in a warring land with WWII planes & giant robots, of which the inside dust jacket serves as a map for. Yeah.

Truth be told, the giant robot b-story was played up to me. Since I like that sort of thing, I sought this out thinking that was half the book. It's not. The fantasy world's about 10 pages, & the robots? Just one of those. It's mostly slice of life, which I can only get into here & there. That said, had I been sold on it more accurately, I probably wouldn't have given it the time of day, which would've been a shame. It's one of the best comics I've read in a while! Dillon's background is Deadline magazine in the UK, the same that launched Jamie Hewlett. I've known his stuff in that kind of vein & always thought it was good, but here it's different. The main story is all loose pencils & watercolors, & it has this gorgeous almost sort of Manara quality going on, but more expressive at times. The fantasy subplot on the other hand has these real tight, precise pencils with maddening detail. This book is so fucking pretty.
(http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Nao-8.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Oct 27, 2012, 02:29 PM
While I don't think anyone here would care about this title (except Tofubeast.  And maybe she already knows about it) I am having a ball with Mazinger Angels.  It is basically the female heroines from Go Nagai's various series in the Mazingerverse forming a Charlie's Angels style team.  And naturally all the robots shoot missiles out of their breasts.  This series reflects a lot of 70's/80's tropes while incorporating many elements of Nagai Sensei's works from Cutey Honey to Kekko Kamen.  Though my absolute favorite part is the crossover with the 1974 version of Devilman.  Of course there's fan service and crotch shots but in a way I'd argue it's not nearly as bad as many other series out there.  If you like cheesy 70's style action and giant robots here you go.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/SOC_MA.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/Mazinger-Angels.jpg)
(http://i.yai.bz/Assets/12/134/l_p1004113412.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Tofubeast on Oct 28, 2012, 01:24 AM
MAZINGER ANGELSSSSS. If you like that, watch Mazinkaiser SKL for a neat Devilady Aphrodite design.

Also where is my Getter Zan comic. That's what I want to see.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Dec 26, 2012, 08:12 PM
So there is a new manga by an artist I am unfamiliar with.  I don't knew if it's a pseudonym or debut work but it's awesome.  But I wanted to share it not only because of the impressive art style (there are very few screen tones or grey tones, with more emphasis on black and white, just the way I like it) and there is an obvious mingling of Western and Eastern influences in the art.  It starts off like an American comic book in a way, your basic superhero protecting your archetypical American style city.  But then it gets dark really fast despite some of the cartoony almost parody style designs.  I'm also pointing out this comic because it's very much like VOID city.  Hell it feels like the perfect VOID comic.  Furries mingle seamlessly with the average humans and one of the protagonists is a T-Rex Police Officer.  There's only two chapters so far and there's no way to tell where the story will go next but I am dutifully impressed and will wholeheartedly recommend it.  There's style, action and possibly robots.  Here's hoping it won't disappoint:
Keyman: The Hand of Judgement by Warai Naku.
http://www.mangahere.com/manga/keyman_the_hand_of_judgement/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: DragonHeart on Jan 02, 2013, 05:37 PM
Just wanted to suggest a comic that I love which has probably never been mentioned before on Void. It is from South Africa.

Salem Brownstone. All Along The Watchtowers.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img4/4025/9781406331769.jpg)

Mystical. Beautiful. Intricate. Despite being mesmerising to look at, and the following images do not do it justice, it still flows amazingly well.
If you like darkness, craziness, circuses, deamons then this is your thing.


(http://imageshack.us/a/img546/2232/salembrownstone1b.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img827/1214/salemhius4gnr8.jpg)


In the same vein, but even more insane and less subtle is Requiem Vampire Knight.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img35/5320/51r9bta9rjlsl500aa300.jpg)

This is a pure headrush of erotic, violent heavy metal, on a grandiose epic scale that has to be seen to be believed. Every page is painted and if you want a work of art for a comic book this is one of them.
It is set in Hell, which is the world in reverse, the landmasses are now the sea and vice versa, aging is reversed also, the most ancient inhabitants of hell are psychotic little babies.
Heres a sweet little taster.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img41/6159/36page4344.jpg)

Sammy The Mouse.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img837/9135/sammymousev11.jpg)

This is quite different from the previous two I've just mentioned. Maybe I'm just not very well read, but I think it may be the best comic I have ever read for immersing me and reall
creating a solid atmosphere.
I guess its similar in that they're all quite wacky.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img585/7876/54e3599addb621c54d6b63d.jpg)

Next up, Bakuman.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img850/6066/230pxbakumanvol1covera.jpg)

I'm sure this will have been mentioned on Void before simply because it is so relevant to what we are all doing. Its a manga about... making manga, and honestly, its really quite inspiring.
And I do love manga, but I don't read them that frequently, but this one has me hooked because it hits so close to home with the subject matter.
Everyone on here should at least give this a go.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img5/6589/bakuman349528.jpg)

Last one, The Metabarons.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img201/7151/293126522metabaronsulti.jpg)

Now this one may probably be a little too much for some people.
All I can say is, that it is GRAND. It is basically what happens when you pump a Greek Tragedy full of steroids and hallucinogens and fire it into space on a Nuke.
Its got everything. The story is extremely epic. It spans many generations of one family. If you have ever read The Incal by Jodorowsky and Moebius, then you'll know about the Metabaron already.
This is also a weakness I feel, as it tends to jump around a lot. But if you really want to see how expansive the comic medium can become, read this.
Also, its incredibly painted.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img547/5831/558metabaronsintegraleu.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img547/7770/metabaronsreview37.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img827/9596/metabaronsship.jpg)

Thanks guys and girls! :)

Joe.



Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Evil Eye on Feb 14, 2013, 11:28 PM
Damn, Joe, pretty much all of those gave me a super Void-y vibe.  And are you sure you aren't promoting your own work?  Come on man, you are OBVIOUSLY the artist for Salem Brownstone ;)

I am super interested in a few things posted here.  Old City Blues seems like it's right up my alley, Salem Brownstone looks deliciously weird.  That fucking spaceship panel from the last thing there dropped my jaw to the floor.  Def gotta hit up some of this stuff.

Right, so, comics 'n' shit.  I've read some more Batman/'TEC/Shadow of the Bat/etcetc.  Most recently, the Cataclysm arc, which leads into No Man's Land and so forth.  It was decent.  Chuck Dixon is a weird one, that guy.  His sense of pacing and flow is great, but I feel like he always introduces ideas of great depth and doesn't really flesh them out or really tap at their potential.  Also somewhere in there was a really damn shitty comic but I can't remember who the writer was, which is annoying as I can't avoid him in the future.  I think it was Doug Moench?  Not sure, not sure.  Anyway yeah No Man's Land is supposed to be good stuff, so I'm lookin' forward to it.

Gotham Central was a fun one.  Really fun, at times.  The ending annoyed me, though.  When the book opens, Marcus Driver is the face of the GCPD we're given, and I like that, I like that it was a new character.  It helped that it was a good character.  Although there were some familiar faces from past Bat-books that would get their own arcs, it felt like Driver was a sort of informal centerpiece to everything that the story would come back to now and again.  And then.... he just kind of gets sidelined.  He's still there, but his role ranges from supporting character to outright cameo, and he doesn't get anymore character development after like halfway through the book.  The end is the real kick in the ass, though.  They did an infinite crisis issue, and since i was nearing the end, it was like, oh, I get it.  Apocalyptic events to round out the book, that makes sense.  In reality though it was just one issue, and it was back to normal for the last few, and it just made the whole thing feel trivial.  It was nice that the last story was a very good one, but I still have other issues with it.  I believe Brubaker had left this book by now, and that Greg Rucka (his cocreator) had taken it on in full now.  It kind of shows, because the last arc is pretty much exclusively about Renee Montoya (with a dash of Crispus Allen).  That's fine, they're great characters and all, but the ending of Gotham Central should have been more of an ensemble piece.  The ending (Montoya retires) feels abrupt and lacks closure, and not in the good way where the lack of closure makes you reflect on something in a meaningful way.  It's like Rucka decided that since he was in charge of the book now and had written some Montoya arcs in the past, Montoya is now the centerpiece, and the series ends with her career.  For my money, an ensemble piece with Driver as the informal center of everything would have been the way to go, and preferably one that focused on an issue relevant to all of the officers, instead of just one of them (although the last arc tackles corruption, it's very much a personal story about Montoya and to a lesser extent Allen).

Still, overall it was a very fine book, and a brilliant concept. 

The Walking Dead.  This is a funny one.  If anybody listened to the episode of the Vcast I was on, I talked a bit about Kickass and generally didn't have anything very good to say about it, or Mark Millar's writing in particular.  Talked about how it felt like it was too up its own ass in trying to be gritty and shocking, and as a result not really hitting the notes it was going for by way of being too over the top to be grittily realistic and yet too gritty and bleak to be much fun either.  Some of the lines of dialogue characters say just makes me cringe.  You "see the writer" way, way too much.  This is what I was expecting from TWD when I read about the series a bit.  So many events sounded shocking for the sake of as much.  I was dead wrong.  In context, the story always earns these moments, and they are treated with grace and maturity.  The characterization of the characters is excellent, with the possible exception that people yell too much.  Note that that's a personal pet peeve, as arguments can be such a crutch, a friend of mine made the valid point that people are probably barely held back from venomous arguments all the time in such a world.  I'm glad i'm caught up on this book, because the TV show is such utter shit.  I feel fortunate that I was able to experience the story in its true form before too much of it was ruined for me in bland, toothless, terribly written show.  I would definitely recommend this comic.  The slow death of all civilization is compelling as all hell

A buncha Daredevil stuff.  Guardian Devil, Born Again, The Man Without Fear, Yellow.  Think that's all of it at the moment, about to read the miller run and then brubaker/bendis's runs.  GD was a weird one, I enjoyed a lot of things about it, but at times I felt like Kevin Smith was bumbling around the story, particularly in the big payoffs to everything.  That final conversation with Spidey and DD in particular did nothing for me at all, it felt like unjustified, preachy gibberish to me.  TMWF and Born Again are good stuff.  The whole "descent into madness" angle in Born Again felt way too easy and cheap, but I still liked these stories a lot.  My main problem is that in BA, it feels like it starts to meander and not really go anywhere at the end.  There's no real sense that DD has recovered and is taking the fight to the Kingpin, it's just kinda, he's back, here's a supervillain, let's do this.  Daredevil's "victory" at the end there doesn't make much sense to me in the context of his struggle with the Kingpin.  TMWF I have no real issues with, it's a story with a good flow and good characterization, and it doesn't feel like Miller was ripping himself off with Batman Year One.  DD Yellow was good stuff, and the Jeph Loeb TIm Sale connection continues to impress.  I thought the Owl's plan was kind of weak, though, and WHY IN THE FUCK DOES HE MAKE OWL SOUNDS?  SERIOUSLY.  WHY.  THAT WAS SO DUMB.  Other than that -- and I suppose how the whole Foggy/Karen/Matt thing was introduced and subsequently went nowhere --though, was diggin' it.  The Purple Man was deliciously smug.  My favorite scene in this book was one of my favorites in any comic ever, however.  The three musketeers go to Matt and Foggy's old college watering hole to play some pool and drink.  When the opponents at the table see Matt, they laugh their asses off.  Crack jokes at him for being blind.  Then Matt sharks the hell out of them, while telling one Helen Keller joke after another.  It was fantastic.

I like Daredevil.  I relate to the character for similar reasons that I do to Batman, but the character feels a lot more human and less of a pathological automaton than Batman.  He makes mistakes, he allows himself little pleasures on occasion.  That makes Matt Murdock easier to connect to.

Anyway that's me, of the last while anyway.  Oh, I read some Green Arrow too.  Year One was fun.  The Longbow Hunters was excellent.  The Miniseries was ehhhh alright, a decent plot and so-so execution elevated above itself by Ollie Queen's very enjoyable character.  What a distinct voice that guy has.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Apr 21, 2013, 09:23 AM
I started reading this manga called Sensen Spike Hills.  And it's really fascinating.  I started to read it because I was reading another series by the same author where the art was a bit mainstream but the story was interesting and I came across this one. 

(http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/manga/2/56733.jpg)
Basically it's about a highschooler named Nomura who is a pickpocketing prodigy.  In fact the series basically treats it like a superpower and it borders on an almost shonen-like quality in which he trains his ability, and there's talk of things like auras and he comes up against other pickpockets, etc.  But even though it borders on the supernatural the setting never loses it's grounded real world aspect.  Basically Nomura is caught by this sly kid nicknamed Suugaku (Math) who is only good at math and no other subject.  And together along with a bubbly girl named Kikuchi, they plot to steal the exam results to Japan's most prestigious university (the fictional Soukei University) from the Yakuza.

Cultural Note: In Japan, once you are accepted by a university, its supposed to be smooth sailing from there which is why there is a great emphasis on studying during High School years.  In fact this pressure is what drives the suicide rate up amongst youth.  Whether this trend has changed in recent years I'm unsure, but the manga definitely operates with this sort of background.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Charlie on May 10, 2013, 02:47 PM
What I've been reading:

(http://talkingcomicbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Multiple-Warheads_Alphabet-to-Infinity_1-420x645.jpg)

Just finished this issue the other night, it was pretty cool. I found it a bit hard to follow at times but I also have been sick and kinda on/off cold medicine and stuff and that crap really fucks with me. But I really enjoyed this comic, its different. I also really enjoy the artwork. The flat colouring style really gels with his lines and the world feels very original. I remember years ago initially seeing some King City issues in store and was kinda turned off by the art style but once the trade came out I picked it up and the art grew on me quite a bit and now I'm a huge fan of Graham's art.

(http://www.randomhouse.com/images/dyn/cover/?source=9781612622965&height=450&.jpg)

It's more Battle Angel Alita: Last Order...so more tourney stuff. Though that seems like it is -finally- coming to a close, this arc has spanned so many volumes and while I enjoy the action and the artwork there were some plot threads earlier on in the series that I'd like to see moving again. That said I still really enjoy this series a lot and will keep picking up future volumes.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__v08Vl_BF9M/S8JyLk9SemI/AAAAAAAAAO4/WbY1gAiOEkA/s1600/Diesel_Cover_by_Mechanical_Penguin.png)

Just finished reading Diesel volume 1, which is the only one in print right now. Volume 2 is digital only but I am waiting for a print release. Anyway I got this along with his boxer hockey books at the Calgary Expo the other week. I really enjoyed this book though, the art is nice and the characters are great too. It's really short though but the price reflected that, as well as the art being black and white on the inside. Which is kinda too bad in a sense because Hesse's colours are incredible. Doesn't really detract from the book though at all, its still a good read.

Gonna start the new Cyberforce 'cause they were free and burn through some of the FCBD comics I got. I already read the Dragon Ball one haha, no intention of reading the Kenshin side or whatever 'cause that franchise has nooooo appeal to me whatsoever. I also finally need to start reading Kishiro's other comic, Aqua Knight (which I own all three volumes of haha)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Jun 27, 2013, 09:37 AM
Ales Kot's CHANGE #1 is online for free!

http://issuu.com/richjohnston/docs/change_1_-_final_pdf?e=1268187/3761422

The set-up to the story is certainly interesting, especially the first few scenes. I started getting a bit lost towards the end of the middle, but the last page certainly has me curious about issue 2.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jun 27, 2013, 10:49 AM
I just started reading Age Of Ultron, written by Brian Michael Bendis, drawn by Bryan Hitch (inked by Paul Neary), and colored by Paul Mounts.

It's pretty much a perfect dream team of creators, but the story is VERY bleak. I'll have to post again after I finish.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: William_Duel on Jun 27, 2013, 11:54 AM
Ah well I can give my opinion on it.  It's a shitty story not worth the paper it was printed on.  The inclusion of Spawn character Angela is pretty hamfisted.  The only good thing so far I will say is Issue 10 AI which is more of a character study and growth of the Ant Man character.  Bendis has not been a good writer when it comes to ensemble casts.  He works better with small cast gritty stories like Daredevil and Moon Knight.  Basically like the last couple of universe wide events, the plotting is terrible.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: catduchess on Jul 08, 2013, 07:05 AM
~creeps into the bendis action days later~
age of ultron was miserable, i made it two issues and i read for free thanks to work, so i can only imagine how i'd feel if i had paid for them. HOWEVER bendis is writing both the uncanny and all-new x-men books right now and they have both been spectacular (especially uncanny, fraser irving+ilyana woop). i think the problem is more the amount of editorial involvement in those big dumb event books.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, BATTLING BOY
if you have not heard about this book, paul pope has been talking about it since 2006 and has stated that it will include a 50-page fight scene. it's also about a 12-year old boy beating up monsters so basically it's perfect for all you voiders out there. my shop just got an advance copy of part 1. i'm not allowed to post interiors because i would like to continue reading advance copies of this stuff, but there it is in all its advance copy glory!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BOlgDrlCQAADHRv.jpg)

some things it includes:
pretty colors, animal shirts that give the wearer the animal's attributes, a taxi-eating monster, a dude that bears a striking resemblance to thor, mummy vampire ghouls, futuristic technology, social commentary(?), MURDER

so basically it's awesome and comes out this october, watch for it
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: seevah on Jul 08, 2013, 11:03 AM
HOLY SHIT!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 08, 2013, 11:20 AM
Can't wait! I just got the rerelease of Batman Year 100.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: catduchess on Jul 08, 2013, 01:16 PM
year 100 is amazing! i love his black and white but there's just something about his work in color that makes my eyes so happy
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ahmed on Jul 09, 2013, 08:52 AM
What's the ideal Paul Pope work to start with for someone who has never read his stuff? (Also don't get mad at me for not having read his stuff, I'm kind of late to hop on the comics train :/)

I've been reading Amala's Blade and Godzilla: Half Century War. And for online stuff I'm reading Milonogiannis' Aptera
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5163/5266319703_1b5604be78_b.jpg) (http://issuu.com/juntaro/docs/aptera_issue_1__wip_)

and Connor Williumsen's Treasure Island
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/be1d7786a2aaa385d70977d14de2a366/tumblr_mpbog9M3zu1syyngyo1_1280.gif) (http://treasureislandpart1.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jul 09, 2013, 09:53 AM
Ahmed, good choices! Especially Godzilla:HCW since I worked on that with James! :D

For Paul Pope I highly recommend 100% or Heavy Liquid. I haven't read his entire catalog, but those I enjoyed most. I'm a little more biased towards Heavy Liquid due to the amazing colors.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ahmed on Jul 09, 2013, 10:33 AM
Ahmed, good choices! Especially Godzilla:HCW since I worked on that with James! :D

For Paul Pope I highly recommend 100% or Heavy Liquid. I haven't read his entire catalog, but those I enjoyed most. I'm a little more biased towards Heavy Liquid due to the amazing colors.

Oh super cool! You guys did a great job. Art/colors on that were waay pretty.

And thanks for the suggestion, I'll check those out.

Oh I also forgot to mention I read James Harvey's Masterplasty
(http://i1.cdnds.net/13/27/618x874/comics-masterplasty.jpg) (http://blankslatebooks.co.uk/zygote/masterplasty.html)

Such a fun read and it's got me all excited for that Zygote book he's got coming out soon.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: catduchess on Jul 09, 2013, 05:59 PM
as a quality comic slave, i'm reading some new number ones for this week! so tomorrow you should look out for.....

SHELTERED- a new series from image by people i've never heard of. it's about this bomb shelter compound full of apocalypse survival nuts and there are "internal conflicts" and shit goes DOWN! the art is just really nice and pleasing to the eye and the story is off to a great start. this book definitely has my attention, check it out!

ADVENTURE TIME, CANDY CAPERS: finn and jake are missing and PB puts peppermint butler in charge of defending the candy kingdom. if you don't love peppermint butler your heart is made of stone. read it.

also, the second issue of killjoys continues to be weird/cool. and YAMBLR IS BACK IN YOUNG AVENGERS Y'ALL!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Jul 13, 2013, 04:38 AM
so I'm still getting caught up on Last Order. i like it & it's a lot more interesting than most stuff coming out but its weird. i mean im still on board after the ice age vampire tangent & the dick monster & the main character slowly turning into a cat, but now, it's just become DBZ with physics.

"Time for my super secret power attack... it strikes with the temperature of a plasma torch [diagram followed by a kinda neat attack] gasp it had no effect! hey how did you survive that?"

"by using my super secret coriolis effect block. I spun a little & it siphoned all that heat away like water getting flushed down a toilet... [another diagram] now it's time for my super swcret counter attack!"

[repeat for 4 volumes]

its gonzo & silly & I equal parts like it, wish they'd hurry the fuck up already, & kinda want to parody it.


lately ive been grabbing crazy older british stuff. like rogue trooper, nemesis the warlock,  & strontium dog. hardnosed & a lot of times just plain mean. a comic shop by my old place three a shitton of really good stuff hardcore big 2 fan boys wouldnt touch in an eight cent bin. like I got all of mcmahon's Last American miniseries for 32 cents. the art in that is so fucking geometric & unique, its great.

lately the only monthly ive been getting is Prophet. because holy fuck.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Charlie on Jul 13, 2013, 04:39 PM
I thought the dick monster was hilarious, I loved it. Also not objecting the whole robo catgirl thing over here haha. But yeah right now it feels like the arc is winding down but its winding down so slowly, it'd be cool to just end it totally soon.

I also need to check out Prophet too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: seevah on Jul 13, 2013, 06:44 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/811761hhtfL._SL1500_.jpg)

Just go though reading Nothing Can Possible Go Wrong.  Such an amazing book.  I read it when she was doing to pages and posting them online.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: catduchess on Jul 17, 2013, 08:48 AM
(http://www.goshlondon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/lastday.jpg)

this book is 450 pages of awesome. if you like your comics with a healthy amount of feminism this is definitely one i recommend checking out. i picked it up because i read fast and needed to kill time at work, expecting it to be just a nice coming of age story. jesus, was i wrong!

it's basically the story of the author hitching around italy as a teenager in the 80's, told in excruciating detail. things get really interesting when she gets separated from her friend and the italian men basically start viewing her as a piece of meat. the way she depicts her own emotional changes is really unique, honestly something i think would be at home in a comics lit class.
READ IT
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ahmed on Jul 25, 2013, 06:13 AM
Scatterlands finally got its own site, which is cool since I had seen it before on Warren Ellis' site but never really followed it. It's written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Jason Howard. I really love the linework and limited use of color. Red being the main color used in this comic so far, and it's used sparingly but pops in the right places. Somewhere in the story the color switches to blue, so I'm interested in seeing what kind of turn the story takes at that point. But yeah, beautiful work and the writing is good too. It makes me wish Howard's other work looked like this, but I guess this particular style wouldn't work as well for those stories which I think are aimed more for kids. Anyways I hope he does more stuff like this in the future 'cause its way rad.

http://www.scatterlands.com/

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/df87732c8bd112085dd7bd2a67377fed/tumblr_mo00rqWJHH1susc20o1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: MyHatsEatPeople on Jul 25, 2013, 03:19 PM
(http://www.shadoweyes.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/something__s_gonna_change__by_mooncalfe1.jpg)

If you like superhero comics with a twist! SHADOWEYES by Ross Campbell is a webcomic you should all be checking out. It follows the story of Scout - who has been turned into a creature she has called "Shadow Eyes" - in an alternate, cyber-grunge, universe. According to Ross, its actually set somewhat in the "past" too. Shadoweyes is a vigilante taking law and justice into her own hands as well as facing issues the "average" 17-year-old girl has to ensue.

As usual with Ross Campbell's work, the artwork is beautiful and insanely detailed, the character designs are utterly fantastic and the scripting is well paced and well written.

I dont know just check it out because it is the shit. http://www.shadoweyes.net/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kerosene on Jul 27, 2013, 06:54 AM
I don't want to be one of those people who barge into a conversation but....

I've been burning my way through a webcomic called Tower of God.

(http://generationotaku.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/tower-of-god3.jpg)Simple premise; people from all over the multiverse come to a multidimensional tower in an attempt to reach the top. The prize; a wish. It's originally written in Korean but I read the translation here http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/tower-of-god-r1 (http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/tower-of-god-r1)
The art starts iffy, but progressively gets better. The writing however is top notch from the start; and continues to get better as it goes on. It also has a really nice format where you just scroll down to read the 'chapter', which is probably the equivalent of about 10 or so pages.


Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Ransom! on Sep 27, 2013, 10:03 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5046/5255777725_4e3ec9215e_z.jpg)

Stigmata by Lorenzo Mattotti and Claudio Persanti..
I picked this book up at the library on a whim because of the cover art. It's about an alcoholic dude who wakes up one day with stigmata. The storytelling is great and I am crazy about the Expressionist influences it's got going on.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jan 12, 2014, 01:52 PM
Most recently I've been reading some of the old Sandman comics. I forgot how intense the emotions are in the first few issues.

I also picked up a newer science fiction series from IMAGE called BLACK SCIENCE by Rick Remender. It's got a lot of themes and imagery inspired by classic science fiction and horror adventure pulps, and so far is pretty fun to read.

(http://comicbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/BlackScience01-2ndPTG-Cover.jpg)

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/257/b/f/black_science_cover_by_paulrenaud-d6m86jt.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: RobThing on Jan 12, 2014, 02:42 PM
Bent, that second page.
That girl on that second page.
Trying not to go all feministic here, but I hate the girl poses in almost all comics. I mean. How neccessary is it that the artist twists their spine like that. It's not natural at allll, and it just looks really uncomfortable, like she has to hold her arms out or she'll topple over. I mean what is the point   -__-
Sorry. It just. It irks me  ^.^;;

On a side note.
Has anybody read 'Rainbow in the Dark'?
I've been dying to pick up a copy, and I actually bought the digital version through IndyPlanet, but there was some issues with downloady stuff and I still don't have it.
All of my creys
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: The Bent One on Jan 12, 2014, 03:09 PM
I don't like it either, but that's not why I'm reading it. I love old science fiction stuff, and that's what this comic is all about. The actual artist for the pages is the one for the first cover, and there isn't much of that stuff going on.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: RobThing on Jan 12, 2014, 04:43 PM
This was terribly random, but I was looking at b&w comic blocking stuff on deviantart, and the dude who arted for black science is totally there  *_*

http://matteoscalera.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Byth1 on Jan 20, 2014, 10:53 AM
I haven't really been reading much comics lately(ironically after I swore off reading superhero comics, I realized that was 99% of what I read). But recently I've been really getting into Moebius' stuff, like Blueberry (http://www.artvalue.com/photos/auction/0/47/47946/giraud-jean-gir-moebius-1938-2-blueberry-2575738.jpg) and The Incal (http://ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/TheIncal_1.jpg).

I thought Blueberry was cool, Incal was alright. Something about it's story didn't jell with me.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: stefan on May 21, 2014, 02:50 AM
Anyone reading the new ghost rider and or moonknight? I started reading both of them yesterday(1st issue's) and thought they were pretty good! Especially the ghost rider! Anyway just sharing the thought! Trying to get back in comics that feel fresh and new,and started with these two!

the pages actually look like the cover !
(http://populationgo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/All-New-Ghost-Rider-Tradd-Moore-Cover-6c4ff-329x500.jpg)

moon knight
(http://www.dadsbigplan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/moon-knight-2014-2-punch.jpg)

and pure art orientated i am watching/reading the new Black Widow,cause of the Phill Noto art
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/25601d8335f9c768b58c4409b2ec2d3d/tumblr_mz4lyh3Xsh1t0zt7ho1_1280.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on May 21, 2014, 07:14 AM
I haven't been reading those, but I plan on it! All the art I've seen from Ghost Rider is just gorgeous, and of course Phil Noto can't be beat :D I actually wasn't really tuned into Moon Knight other than hearing stuff about the story, but that panel looks cool.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on May 21, 2014, 08:30 AM
Stefan, if you like Tradd's art for the new Ghost Rider then you should check out the 2 part mini-series he did with Image.

The Strange Talent of Luther Strode(2012)
(http://siguealconejoblanco.es/comics/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/The-Strange-Talent-of-Luther-Strode_05.jpg)

&

The Legend of Luther Strode(2013)
(http://geek-news.mtv.com//wp-content/uploads/geek/2012/09/theegendoflutherstrode.jpg)

it was quite the wild ride
(http://www.worldofsuperheroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/luther-strode.jpg)
(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11114/111148437/3737758-6212981695-luthe.jpg)
(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/3/31666/3373355-the_legend_of_luther_strode_tpb_cover_by_tradd-d665t7k.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: stefan on May 21, 2014, 10:03 AM
awesome Wei ! thanks for the heads up on that ! gonna pick it up :)

Kent:yeah i can understand that,i do have to say that the art really connects with the story wich is pretty cool,so ...yeah .
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Julz on May 21, 2014, 01:12 PM
Have we already suggested Ava's Demon? Because we should. http://www.avasdemon.com/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on May 25, 2014, 10:41 AM
awesome Wei ! thanks for the heads up on that ! gonna pick it up :)

I forgot Tradd is also on DeviantArt
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/353/d/0/cataclysm__the_ultimates__last_stand_variant_color_by_tradd-d6yitad.png)
http://tradd.deviantart.com/
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Prometheusd on May 27, 2014, 11:08 AM
Don't know if this one has been mentioned yet, but I recently got myself a copy of Koko Be Good.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4102h03qHKL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)

It's interesting to me because the line art in some panels retains a little 'blue pencil', and the frames are imperfect. It casts an authentic feel to the story being told, which is three intertwined. Definitely give it a chance if you enjoy slice of life comics with a little comedy tossed in for good measure.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xjuWSzELZfs/TOsGVnYe7gI/AAAAAAAABTA/NJIaUM1-x6U/s1600/Koko1.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on May 27, 2014, 12:18 PM
Koko Be Good is awesome and beautifully done.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Prometheusd on May 27, 2014, 01:00 PM
Koko Be Good is awesome and beautifully done.

Yeah, it's pretty high on my list of favorites.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: stefan on May 28, 2014, 12:06 AM
Wei:thanks for the Dev. link,im gonna check it out !

i started picking up Elektra from marvel,i don't know what marvel is doing with there marvel NOW series,but there artists choices are really good.
anyway have to read it still,but like i mentionend i'm picking this one up for the art.
cover
(http://www.comicbooked.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Elektra_Cov1.jpg)
Interior:
(http://www.comicbooked.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/elektra-1.jpg)

Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Bobo on May 28, 2014, 04:47 AM
@Prometheusd: Oooooh, I love Koko Be Good! The art style especially was just wonderful. I might just have to pick that up again now...

@stefan: I've generally avoided mainstream superhero comics (guess I'm just a little bit hipster? I dunno), but that art does look pretty sweet... might just have to check some of those out...
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Dimension on Jun 08, 2014, 08:07 PM
Hello everyone!

I am alive and well...and have also been reading comics. I now live about 0.75 miles away from my local comic book shop so I drop by every now and then and buy a few.

 
All New Ghost Rider
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140510041948/marveldatabase/images/thumb/f/f6/All-New_Ghost_Rider_Vol_1_3.jpg/500px-All-New_Ghost_Rider_Vol_1_3.jpg)


(http://www.collegian.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/GR-Panel.png)
The art maaaan, the art is gooood. I picked up The Strange Talent of Luther Strode (same artist) after reading the current issues that are out...But Luther Strode didn't really impress me... BUT, UH. Yeah Ghost Rider seems fun so far.


Pretty Deadly
(http://d138hkes00e90m.cloudfront.net/release_images/prettydeadly02-cover.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-bZcv08vvm63ZF_gPt2Ef9cD4ejE_ctawwA803BDhxRqFpHiIllaakK49OFX7oVhNf2WL7jPRtykes_XLfm0zoEl96doAe3ZUMIrsgczpK3S6y8Zuiq5066-QA)
A delicious little treat. It can be a bit hard to follow at times, but it's very interesting and I love it's style in general.

Dead Body Road
(http://www.comicrelated.com/autogallery/imagesolicits/jan14/covers/dead-body-road-03.jpg)

(http://d138hkes00e90m.cloudfront.net/release_images/DeadBodyRoad05-Page1.jpg)
I can't give my full opinion on this one yet as I've been reading them out of order and missing 2 issues of the current 6 that are out. The art style is very nice though and the colors work well with it.



The Wake
(http://www.comicbooked.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Wake1Cover.jpg)

(http://media.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/33503/The%20Wake%20Scott%20Snyder%20issue%201_c.jpg)
9/10 issues currently out, I' haven't read them all yet but I def' plan to.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: jimmyspenser on Jul 22, 2014, 12:18 PM
Finished volume 1 of the original Charlton Comics version of Captain Atom (AKA: Captain Allen Adam), the guy who inspired Dr. Manhattan in Alan Moore's WATCHMEN (since it was originally supposed to be him and all the other old Charlton Comic characters before Moore had to re-imagine them), and was then re-imagined as a big Silver Surfer-ish looking guy, minus the actual surf board. While I'm not really big on the Silver Age era of comics they were fun little stories, also of interest for die hard fans for the artwork of Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: cbrubaker on Aug 02, 2014, 10:24 AM
I've been reading back some of Sergio Aragones comics. I just picked up "Groo vs. Conan" #1, which is  a great read and I highly recommend. I also recommend his "Sergio Aragones Funnies", which is a wonderful series (originally through Bongo Comics, it will be revived thru Dark Horse Comics)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: PrinceOfTheIronFist on Aug 02, 2014, 11:39 AM
As of late, I've been reading:
(http://i.imgur.com/vnxxBHM.jpg)
SAKIGAKE!! OTOKOJUKU (Trans: Charge!! Men's Private School)

Otokojuku is about an all boy's Private High School in Japan for juvenile delinquents. There, they are taught the ways of being a true man, by enduring hellish feats such as the Oil Bath/Hell Boat, Spiked glove Boxing, and other such manly tests of strength.

I'm not gonna lie, Otokojuku is a product of it's time. I.E., the Fist of the North Star-esque fights, Teenagers with FOTNS-esque bodies, and etc. Despite that, Otokojuku is still really popular! There's been an anime, two movies, video games, and various spin-off mangas and an official sequel, featuring the kids of the Original manga's cast. Overall, It's pretty manly!

So if you've got nothing else to read, you should totally try out Otokojuku, AND REFINE YOUR MANLY SPIRIT FOR THE SAKE OF JAPAN!!!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: 4:00am on Sep 10, 2014, 01:55 AM
http://www.godhatesastronauts.com/

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2013-10-21-GHA_Vol1_CoverSpreadWLOGO.jpg)


Beageruta
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2hzsll0.jpg)

Deadly Class
(https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/imagecomics/news_images/DeadlyClass01-2ndPTG-cover_web.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: stefan on Sep 10, 2014, 05:54 AM
http://www.godhatesastronauts.com/




Beageruta
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2hzsll0.jpg)


thanks for the reminder ! didn't knew it already started !!!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: 4:00am on Sep 14, 2014, 12:07 AM

BUZZKILL
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2013/09/buzzkill_4.jpg)

(http://d138hkes00e90m.cloudfront.net/release_images/black-science-04.jpg)


one punch man
(http://shonenjump.viz.com/sites/sjalpha.com/files/art/opm.jpg)

(http://images.sgcafe.net/2014/02/UltramanBeginManga1.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kevin Birtcher on Sep 14, 2014, 08:51 AM
I've been reading a ton of stuff.  Some I haven't seen mentioned here yet:

The Bunker
When five friends go to bury a time capsule before going their separate ways, they find a mysterious bunker stamped with their names and containing artifacts from a time that has yet to come. Will their discovery save the world or doom it? From Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, VAMPIRE; ULTIMATES) and Joe Infurnari (MARATHON) comes a new ongoing series that proves outrunning your future is no easier than escaping your past.
http://www.onipress.com/series/thebunker

Velvet
When the world's best secret agent is killed, Velvet Templeton, the Personal Assistant to the Director of the Agency, is drawn off her desk and back into the field for the first time in nearly 20 years... and is immediately caught in a web of mystery, murder and high-octane action.

ED BRUBAKER and STEVE EPTING redefined Captain America with the “Winter Soldier” saga... and everything they've done so far has been leading to VELVET!
https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/velvet

Zero
Edward Zero was the best spy the Agency had—and then he realized he was working for the wrong side.

Written by Ales Kot, with a different artist each issue.
https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/zero
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Oct 11, 2014, 04:24 PM
Hey Kev, have you read Fatale? After getting into Criminal, I try to buy anything those two dudes do, and Fatale is no exception to quality streak they have going on.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Oct 11, 2014, 04:48 PM
I was more a fan of their earlier supervillian stuff and Fatale was good....just kept finding the supernatural side coming up short....great story arc for the female lead tho

expect more pulpy goodness ...they were given a sweet contract deal where they have complete and total freedom to do whatever they want

I am holding out for a pulp action hero sorta deal......like doc savage etc.....or even a politically incorrect chauvinistic fu manchu yellow threat villian played by a caucasian....but the last one is mostly so I can watch Pi's head explode
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Oct 11, 2014, 06:32 PM
Not a comic I'm reading currently, as it hasn't come out yet, but I'll be sure to try out Vertigo's ongoing Effigy (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=56192), with art by one Marley Zarcone! (http://entervoid.com/index.php?action=profile;u=76) :D
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Kuro on Nov 03, 2014, 06:49 AM
I tried black science when I saw it listed here. It reads like interdimensional Fear Agent, which I guess is good for Remender, but the character shit seems way overwrought, where as the thing I liked about the former, in the ones I read, was just weird situation after weird situation with little time to internalize. The art is very pretty though.

I've been on a Simon Roy kick lately. Dying for the second Prophet Strikefile to come out. Sure it's not a comic but the world building in that shit is so fucking tight. And then Earth War. I had read Jan's Atomic Heart, but just picked up the newer collection from Image too. I've been looking to check out The Field. Anyone reading that? 

At a small local con, I was finally able to get my hands on an old Meathaus collection. Also Farel Dalrymple's Wrenchies. I've been going through it really slowly but it's really fucking great comics.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Dec 08, 2014, 06:52 AM
(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/6/67663/2725432-01.jpg)
If you know me, you know that I fucking hate "I FUCKING LOVE SCIENCE." Its breathless nerd pandering bullshit drives me fucking bananas, much like XKCD or the Oatmeal whatever other "TESSSLLLALAAAAA" type horsedickery is floating around the internet. "SCIENCE!?!?" being some smug fedora rallying cry irritates me to no end.

That said, I love Nowhere Men, a comic that says
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2013/10/Nowhere-Men-.jpg)
Nowhere Men is a book that seems to be an incredibly decompressed superhero origin comic, but one that is so rich with detail and history that you don't actually care that you're not sure where the actual story is going. The world of Nowhere Men begins when you ask a single question- what would the world be like if scientists were like rock stars?
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-h8xsLqoQGPI/UMBPEoEIcGI/AAAAAAAABE0/aNIruQqVrXM/s1600/nowhere+men+-+heads.png)
The story tracks the dealings of World Corp, a company created by four very different visionaries, and how it has impacted the both the world and the four men who created it. As well, it follows the crew of the World Corp Remote Site "Nowhere" and the strange effects that some unknown agent is having on them and their desperate attempts to save their own lives. AS WELL, the comic is intercut with media artifacts from the beginning of World Corp to the present, magazine articles, newspaper stories, pictorals, ads and even year-end top-ten lists.
(http://spatialdrift.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/nowhere-men-1-003.jpeg)
(http://cdn2-www.craveonline.com/assets/uploads/2013/05/nm5grimshawsucks.jpg)
(http://cdn3-www.craveonline.com/assets/uploads/2013/05/nm5esme.jpg)

Nate Bellegrande knocks the art out of the park, portraying intricate technology and science fiction weirdness as well as his normal human characters. He makes his characters look real, like living people who change their clothes from day to day and appear as individuals, not just "haircut #4 on generic white woman body," as is often the case these days. He captures both the glamour and the weirdness of the science fiction world, making every single panel of the six issues a joy to look at.

Eric Stephenson teases out the story at a slow but steady pace, taking his time and filling enough corners of the world to make it understandable but leaving enough blank space to keep you wondering what else is going on. Carefully doled out answers to questions keep coming, but then often raise questions of their own.

Fonografiks does a great job creating the media artifacts, imitating Rolling Stone, Esquire and other magazines at various points in time. The ads for World Corp products (and those of other scientific firms) give the world a real, lived-in feel.

Jordie Bellaire nails the palette for the story, able to convey the environmental feeling of each scene. Her colours are remarkably flexible, being used to portray a wide variety of different environments and times, characters and moods.

Anyways, the first trade is out, pick it up.

(http://houseofflyingscalpels.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/colours.jpg)
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2013/10/nwm5.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Wei Ingnan on Dec 22, 2014, 08:30 PM
it is awesome I have read and re-read it six times and it still reads just as well
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jan 09, 2015, 10:16 AM
Sheldon and I have a new story coming out next week in Spider-Verse #2 (http://www.comicvine.com/articles/preview-spider-verse-2/1100-150928/), so...go...buy it?
(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_super/0/6063/4318490-sverse2014002_int3-2.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 09, 2015, 11:26 AM
I'll be sure to pick it up! :D That's awesome! I was in Spider-verse #1, it's a cool anthology.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jan 13, 2015, 12:52 PM
Nice one, the Penelope Parker story?

edit: I did an interview (http://www.mtv.com/news/2047587/punk-spider-man-spider-verse-unlimited-marvel/) for MTV News about it too.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Angie on Jan 13, 2015, 03:23 PM
Yeah, I'm on MLP with Katie Cook, and she needed a colorist for Penelope Parker. Can't wait to see what you and Sheldon have in store!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Mister Kent on Jan 30, 2015, 04:02 AM
Awesome Spider comics guys!
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: stefan on May 29, 2015, 02:47 AM
I've been Rereading Daredevil:Father ,..love that story arc.

And Picked up Shaolin Cowboy the collective trade just yesterday,..not much dialogue,but the visual story telling in it is insane
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jun 06, 2015, 11:37 AM
Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn
by Hugo Pratt
(http://www.idwpublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Corto-Capricorn-PR-78f15-330x500.jpg)
Finally, Corto Maltese is being translated in English! Despite living in a French province, my grasp of the language is still for shit, so this new edition is just the kind of thing I was looking for.
I was going to do a more substantial review, but shit, I mean, just look at these lines.
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2014/12/CM05.jpg)
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/comicsalliance.com/files/2014/12/CM06.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jul 05, 2016, 01:03 PM
Is it that time? A year has passed since the last time I (or anyone reviewed a comic)? Well damn, let's get this shitshow on the road.
(https://imagecomics.com/uploads/releases/TheyreNotLikeUs01_Cover.jpg)
(https://thedinglehopper.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/tnluinside.jpg)
TNLU opens with a girl jumping off of a hospital, plagued by voices only she can hear. When she doesn't die, that's where the rest of the story picks up. As it happens, Syd, as she comes to be called, is a not just a crazy person but has extranormal powers (quelle surprise) and falls in with a group of similarly enabled misanthropic youths, all under the auspices of The Voice, a manipulative psychic with a talent for interior decoration.

(http://comicsalliance.com/files/2015/09/Notlikeus71.jpg)

TNLU is a great read, leading our group of misguided teenage weapons on a journey through San Franciso in order to find out what, exactly, their lives are going to be. Where it explodes is in the art. Simon Gane (inking himself, thankfully) knocks it out of the park and Jordie Bellaire outdoes her usual excellent colors and turns the book into something that looks like nothing else.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/S/cmx-images-prod/DigitalPage/27098083/4b7dc3405646ee5f786572734454de65._SX640_QL80_TTD_.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/S/cmx-images-prod/DigitalPage/23486608/9d112b1eff42a2ddfa51a1f2d1f6f10f._SX640_QL80_TTD_.jpg)

This book is my latest piece of evidence against the constant annoying trend in comics- stop drawing people in boring-ass/stupid-ass clothes. Gane knows how to dress the characters in cool, interesting clothes that act as signifiers for the characters' personalities, and seeing it here really points out how many artists work on drawing robots and guns and shit but don't know the first thing about clothing (but just take a look at con photos and I guess it's not surprising, HO HO HO).

(https://imagecomics.com/uploads/releases/TheyreNotLikeUs_11-1.png)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Jul 12, 2016, 04:53 AM
This (http://hellascorpions.tumblr.com/post/147268632174/empartridge-heres-a-comic) is one of my favourite comics now, by Em Partridge. (http://empartridge.tumblr.com/)
(https://67.media.tumblr.com/0e24840d9db47d75160d87304c0a68d9/tumblr_oa64i93ysb1qauvvxo1_540.jpg)
(https://65.media.tumblr.com/0f6da57321b2e2be9cd4ca03979deed2/tumblr_oa64i93ysb1qauvvxo2_540.jpg)
(https://65.media.tumblr.com/d1b0170d2f9ba21f6fe13d2d8010a56e/tumblr_oa64i93ysb1qauvvxo3_540.jpg)
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/f948d704844f56fd1562b17c5b8aa0e3/tumblr_oa64i93ysb1qauvvxo4_540.jpg)
(https://67.media.tumblr.com/3b48d4468af1ef104b4d75520d9bdb94/tumblr_oa64i93ysb1qauvvxo5_540.jpg)
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Jed on Aug 08, 2016, 10:17 AM
You know what's great? The era of Groovy DC. I've been reading the Diana Prince: Wonder Woman stories from 1968 on and they are dope. Long story short, Wonder Woman loses her powers, her people take off and her boyfriend gets shot. So obviously she partners up with a blind martial artist, learns kung-fu, dresses in white and opens a clothing store while travelling the world (and occasionally worlds), getting into tight jams and meeting hunks.
(http://static1.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/6/67663/4190993-184.jpg)

The stories are solid- Diana fights fewer supervillains, her stories more focused in two directions- weird shit with the Amazons, who she visits a couple dimensions over and with whom she occasionally gets into sword-and-sorcery shenanigans, and more real-world adventures, ranging from sexy international espionage to kicking the shit out of hippie slavers.
(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/e/ea/Wonder_Woman_Vol_1_185.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090422155801)

Or there's witches of course.
(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/8/87/Wonder_Woman_Vol_1_186.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090422161454)

Or murderous skiers.
(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/1093/119280-18525-109401-1-wonder-woman.gif)

Anyways, yeah. It's very of its time, so there's some cringy race stuff and gender roles and whatnots, but I'm down with white-costume, kung-fu Wonder Woman.
Title: Re: So what comics are you reading?
Post by: Molotov on Jan 15, 2017, 10:03 AM
Grappler Baki, is almost a religion for me crazy fights, anatomy is weird at times but meh.
Baki Dou(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/baki/images/c/c0/Baki_Dou2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140414194639)