Comics, anyone?

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    Nov 17, 2010 8:29 PM GMT
    Over the past year in order to occupy more of my time I started collecting comics again. Nerdy I know. Im just curious if anyone is following the World War Hulk, or the Uncanny X-Force? I liked second coming as a story arc in x-men, just a bit disappointing to see Cable and Nightcrawler get killed off. I want to attend Comic Con in San Diego where supposedly a lot of industry favs frequent. I want to meet Stan Lee so bad.

    Also recently just read Old Man Logan, for those of you that don't read comics... this is probably one of thy most entertaining pieces done by marvel comics in a long time. I recommend that you guys read the collection if you are somewhat interested in comics and haven't picked one up in years. Are there any series that you guys read in your spare time?

  • masculumpedes

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    Nov 17, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    I have many of the vintage comics 12 cents and 15 cents from the early 60's. I was happy when Rictor and Shatterstar finally got together.

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    Nov 17, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    Ive started reading ever since they've brought psylocke back and more bad ass than ever

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  • masculumpedes

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    Nov 17, 2010 11:05 PM GMT
    To me, The Avengers/Defenders War was one of the " classics" icon_wink.gif

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    Nov 17, 2010 11:29 PM GMT
    If you guys have not read, or heard of it already, I highly recommend a pretty new graphic novel called Kill Shakespeare. It sets all the main heroes and villains created by The Bard and of more or less same background to an exciting adventure. The main character is Hamlet, and he is lured into a task of finding and killing Shakespeare, and retrieving his quilt to be used by Richard III, who promises to return Hamlet's father back to life as a return of favour.

    So far, there are still six issues/another volume that need to come out, but the first issues have been great and I can't wait till the second volume is out in store.

    Here are some of the visuals from Kill Shakespeare:

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    *I love Falstaff!

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    Nov 17, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    malefeet saidI have many of the vintage comics 12 cents and 15 cents from the early 60's. I was happy when Rictor and Shatterstar finally got together.

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    If you still have some of those golden age comics (anything before the 1980s) you got a pretty good chance of profiting a pretty penny. Id recommend that you check out eBay or a local comicbook shop.

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    Psylocke, Archangel, Wolverine, Deadpool and Fantomex recently formed a new branch of X-Men. These mutants don't hold back and are not afraid to get their hands dirty. Issue number 1 came out last month, looking forward to issue 2. Apparently the team is after Apocalypse (reborn as a child).

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    Nov 18, 2010 1:02 AM GMT
    My favorites ever are Sea Guy and Vinamarama, both by Grant Morrison. I'm also in love with Like A Velvet Glove Cast in Iron by Daniel Clowes and the original run of the full series version of Books of Magic by John Ney Reiber.

    And Batman, of course.
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    5ebastian said
    malefeet saidI have many of the vintage comics 12 cents and 15 cents from the early 60's. I was happy when Rictor and Shatterstar finally got together.

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    If you still have some of those golden age comics (anything before the 1980s) you got a pretty good chance of profiting a pretty penny. Id recommend that you check out eBay or a local comicbook shop.

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    Psylocke, Archangel, Wolverine, Deadpool and Fantomex recently formed a new branch of X-Men. These mutants don't hold back and are not afraid to get their hands dirty. Issue number 1 came out last month, looking forward to issue 2. Apparently the team is after Apocalypse (reborn as a child).

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    5ebastian you made my night!!!! I will definitely have to check it out.
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    Nov 18, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    is that Polaris in the back??????????? sweet
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    malefeet saidTo me, The Avengers/Defenders War was one of the " classics" icon_wink.gif

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    THIS....Im old school. Im a Silver age guy, I just hate the way comics are drawn now compared to 30 years ago. So much better IMO and more dialogue and story
  • DJZ77

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    Nov 18, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    That is one friggin awesome kickass team and with Wolverine as leader, all bets are off!! Thanks for posting Bastian!!
  • MrPapo317

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    Nov 18, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    my great uncle collected comic books from the 80's early 90's when he died my pops got them and he gave them to me. :]
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    Nov 18, 2010 4:24 AM GMT
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    Nov 18, 2010 5:20 AM GMT
    speaking off and related to...which comic book character, from any, would you guys say you relate to the most and why (don't be afraid to be honest)

    because through the whole chaos of her life...the only person that has stuck through is her brother...rather similar to my sister and I. She is also dark and twisty...

    here's her Bio http://marvel.com/universe/Psylocke

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  • lozano86

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    Nov 18, 2010 5:35 AM GMT
    insanesanity6 saidIve started reading ever since they've brought psylocke back and more bad ass than ever

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    Psylocke bitches. Fucken HOT. You know for an imaginary character lol

    Uncanny X-Force is good.

    And get ready for the AGE OF X
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    Nov 18, 2010 5:43 AM GMT
    I like comics too, but I love comix!!

    In the way of Moebius, Manara, Boucq, Bernet & Abuli, Crumb!!
    And all the brilliant texts from Jodorowski!!


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    Nov 18, 2010 8:16 AM GMT
    What's the difference between the two?

    Sorry, I've never heard of the distinction before.
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    Nov 18, 2010 8:58 AM GMT
    Like several of the guys here, I collect comics from the '60s and '70s. I'm not too impressed with a lot of the current stuff. I feel it's being driven by film/television etc. and is focusing too much on what sells rather than telling a good story.

    So many writers and artists are late with their work, and months can go by between issues (Mark Millar is one of the worst offenders). In the past, publishers had to pay for delays in their comics so there was more of a drive to get issues out. In the past, writers and artists could churn out multiple comics and rarely miss a deadline.

    The other thing that bothers me is the focus, from Marvel and DC, on using the same heroes and villains doing the same thing they've been doing for ages. I also get tired of a hero dying and then being brought back to life over and over (even though DC is supposedly ending this trend - but I doubt it). Recently, Marvel advertised someone would die in the New Avengers (turned out to be Brother Voodoo) and in Fantastic Four (I'm not sure who it's going to be yet).

    I also get tired of someone rebooting characters, making all of these changes, and then having them all wiped away by the next writer.

    That being said, some of the current comics I'm enjoying are:

    I, Zombie - even though the vampire/zombie thing is getting tired, this is a fresh look at the genre. Plus I love Mike Allred's art.

    Avengers Academy - someone took some time to actually create new characters...and they are interesting!

    The Amazing Spider-Man - readers were very skeptical of "Brand New Day" and dropped Spider-Man but over time the comic drew people back with fresh new stories and a thrice-monthly schedule.

    Scarlet - a new series from Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. It's one of the best things they've done in quite a while. Even non-fans seem to be enjoying it.

    Warlord of Mars - just one issue out, but it's drawn by the openly gay (and hot) artist Stephen Sadowski. It's a reboot of the old '70s series, which was based on the books by Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs.

    Legion of Super-Heroes - this is one reboot I'm enjoying...probably because it's being written by veteran Paul Levitz. Phil Jimenez, another gay artist, recently did a backup on the Legion Academy.

    OK - I've revealed way too much about my interest in comics here!
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    Nov 18, 2010 9:00 AM GMT
    no i love it. don't stop don't stop.

    What do you think about the Red Hulk... RULK?

    You are absolutely right that comics today are being driven by film and television. The whole True Blood and Twilight Phase is in full effect in a lot of the cross over titles. I wonder if the Heroic Age will actually hold up to its word.
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    Nov 18, 2010 9:08 AM GMT
    5ebastian saidno i love it. don't stop don't stop.

    What do you think about the Red Hulk... RULK?

    You are absolutely right that comics today are being driven by film and television. The whole True Blood and Twilight Phase is in full effect in a lot of the cross over titles. I wonder if the Heroic Age will actually hold up to its word.


    I actually like the Red Hulk - because of Jeff Parker's writing. I love his Agents of Atlas so when it was canceled I started reading the Red Hulk because of him. I'm not a fan of Jeph Loeb, so I didn't read the series while he was writing it.

    I'm not sure about the Heroic Age - but I have been enjoying the Avengers and as I mentioned earlier the Avengers Academy. I like the whole concept of Secret Invasion but it dragged on waaaaaayyyyyyyy too long and so did the follow-up with Norman Osborne running SHIELD.
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    Nov 18, 2010 9:13 AM GMT
    So is Iron Patriot a villian? I missed out on Dark Seige, I heard bits... but lately I've been sticking to X-Men. I thought House of M was awesome, as well as Messiah Complex. It's a bit overwhelming to get back into comics after neglecting them so long. I remember reading Infinity Gauntlet as a kid and then never really had the time or patience to read them til now. I think comics are great, some are very powerfully written. I think there was a story arc in Uncanny X-Men titled "She Lies With Angels"... it was modern take on Romeo and Juliet. It actually had me bawling.. its easy to relate.
  • mynyun

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    Nov 18, 2010 9:30 AM GMT

    I've only been collecting comic books for about 18 years. There have been numerous titles I have collected that were good at one point. And either they stopped printing them (Spider-man 2099) or they just lost that quality that made them good. I think The Amazing Spider-Man is a good example of that.

    I stopped collecting that just after issue 400 when they got crazy with the clone saga. I picked it back up Waaay after. After Brand new day of course. I heard that sucked and I simply collect it now because I have to much vested into it. I'd stop otherwise. Fantastic Four is another one.

    I have to agree. Comic books don't have the same feeling as they did even 10 years ago. The art work is great, don't get me wrong but the stories are so lack luster. But I collect current as well as past issues. With some I am back to the early part of the 1980's. With others I'm collecting into the mid 1970's.

    I continually look for interesting comic books that steer away from the norm as well as the average super hero type.

    A few of my favs are

    Batman
    Detective Comics
    Cowboy Ninja Viking
    Deadpool
    Star Wars Legacy
    Dresden Files
    Kick Ass
    Nemesis
    Nova
    Uncanny X-Men
    X-Men Legacy
    Superman Batman
    Spawn

    I thought the Planet Hulk and World War Hulk was GREAT.!!! I really took Hulk into a place that no one had taken him before. Then after all was said and done they made him dumb again and then brought in the Red Hulk. I found it intriguing but not captivating. Somewhere in Fall of the Hulks I stopped collecting.

    And unfortunately the biggest Comic convention I can attend is the Atlanta GA, DragonCon. It's the biggest in my area but I haven't been to it yet. I thought about going this 2010 year but seen that the tickets were $90-100 to get in. Thanks, but no thanks. Maybe when I finish with school. MAYBE. Incidentally Stan Lee was scheduled to be there and signing as well. Only for an extra $70 or so....
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    Nov 18, 2010 9:32 AM GMT
    Norman Osborne as Iron Patriot was a villain. He's locked up in the raft now. You should really check out Avengers Academy - it doesn't rely on continuity as much as some of the other titles.

    I use Wikipedia a lot when I can't figure out what's going on. I miss the old days when editors would give you background information or tell you which issue to check to find out what happened. I find the X-Men to be extremely confusing.
  • mynyun

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    Nov 18, 2010 9:33 AM GMT
    Oh yeah and one of my biggest pet peeves with comics is them starting characters over or retconning stuff. Ex. being Amazing Spiderman with Brand new day.
    That is one of the worst things they do.
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    Nov 18, 2010 9:40 AM GMT
    mynyun said Oh yeah and one of my biggest pet peeves with comics is them starting characters over or retconning stuff. Ex. being Amazing Spiderman with Brand new day.
    That is one of the worst things they do.


    Most of the time I'm against it, but I've been enjoying The Amazing Spider-Man since....it took a while for it to get going, but some of the story arcs were great.