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by TV Dinner » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:36 pm

Oh wow the spoilers for the Free Comic Book Day Secret Empire issue. :lol:

Big spoiler obviously:

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by Mafrozen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:18 am

Memento Mori wrote:Oh wow the spoilers for the Free Comic Book Day Secret Empire issue. :lol:

Big spoiler obviously:

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Where to begin with that one?

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by Mistletooth » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:07 pm

Saw on Twitter that Amazon are having a big sale on Marvel digital comics so picked up the first batch of the new Black Panther run for £1.40. I've never had a particularly big Marvel collection, paperbacks or digital, so was wondering which TPBs, recent and classic, I should consider?

As a benchmark I read the main Civil War TPB and thought it was trash.

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by TV Dinner » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:30 pm

Cuttooth wrote:Saw on Twitter that Amazon are having a big sale on Marvel digital comics so picked up the first batch of the new Black Panther run for £1.40. I've never had a particularly big Marvel collection, paperbacks or digital, so was wondering which TPBs, recent and classic, I should consider?

As a benchmark I read the main Civil War TPB and thought it was trash.



All of Hickman's Fantastic Four.

Collected in omnibus 1

Dark Reign Fantastic Four (Dark Reign Fantastic Four #1-5)
Fantastic Four By Jonathan Hickman Volume 1 (Fantastic Four #570-574)
Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman Vol. 2 (Fantastic Four #575-578)
Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman - Volume 3 (Fantastic Four #579-582)
Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman Vol. 4 (Fantastic Four #583-588)
FF by Jonathan Hickman Volume 1 (FF #1-5)

Collected in omnibus 2

FF by Jonathan Hickman - Vol. 2 (FF #6-11)
Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman: Vol. 5 (Fantastic Four #600-605)
FF by Jonathan Hickman - Volume 3 (FF #12-16)
Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman - Volume 6 (Fantastic Four #605.1-611)
FF by Jonathan Hickman - Vol. 4 (FF #17-23)


Then his Avengers/New Avengers.

Remender's Uncanny X-Force.

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by Mafrozen » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:33 pm

Cuttooth wrote:Saw on Twitter that Amazon are having a big sale on Marvel digital comics so picked up the first batch of the new Black Panther run for £1.40. I've never had a particularly big Marvel collection, paperbacks or digital, so was wondering which TPBs, recent and classic, I should consider?

As a benchmark I read the main Civil War TPB and thought it was trash.

All of Hickman's recent stuff

Avengers https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... rw_dp_labf
New Avengers https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... rw_dp_labf
Infinity https://www.amazon.co.uk/Infinity-1-Jon ... 913&sr=1-5
Secret Wars https://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Wars-20 ... 875&sr=1-2

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by TV Dinner » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:51 pm

Hickman has written a lot of good stuff is what we're saying.

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by Tragic Magic » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:21 pm

Re-reading the entirety of The Walking Dead and, even though the prison arc is the best by far, it's insane how much better in quality it is than the TV show. If they'd copied the Negan story line as it is in the comics the last season of the TV show would've been really gripping. It's bizarre how much they strawberry floated it up when they already had a good story ready and waiting for them.

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by Mafrozen » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:32 pm

Been ages since I read it but wasn't the pilot basically a scene-for-scene recreation of the first issue? got bored of it after the first few series.

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by Mistletooth » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:36 pm

Cheers guys! I've read The Nightly News which I thought was decent so I'll check that all out. Both The Avengers and New Avengers runs seem to run out around that 8 Months mark so is there much point getting Secret Wars until I can find that?

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by TV Dinner » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:19 pm

Cuttooth wrote:Cheers guys! I've read The Nightly News which I thought was decent so I'll check that all out. Both The Avengers and New Avengers runs seem to run out around that 8 Months mark so is there much point getting Secret Wars until I can find that?

Definitely don't read Secret Wars until you finish Avengers/New Avengers. It's basically one run starting from Fantastic Four and ending with Secret Wars.

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by bear » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:06 am

Cuttooth wrote:Cheers guys! I've read The Nightly News which I thought was decent so I'll check that all out. Both The Avengers and New Avengers runs seem to run out around that 8 Months mark so is there much point getting Secret Wars until I can find that?

I'm not sure why they they are like this but Avengers:Time Runs Out volumes 1-4 are the books you want.

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by TV Dinner » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:04 pm

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Cuttooth wrote:Cheers guys! I've read The Nightly News which I thought was decent so I'll check that all out. Both The Avengers and New Avengers runs seem to run out around that 8 Months mark so is there much point getting Secret Wars until I can find that?

I'm not sure why they they are like this but Avengers:Time Runs Out volumes 1-4 are the books you want.

Oh of course, yes you're right. Act 3 of the run (Times Runs Out), you had to alternate between issues of Avengers/New Avengers and Marvel collected them in order for the trades.

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by Mafrozen » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:34 pm

I just remembered I've got the omnibus preordered :datass:

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by Mistletooth » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:16 pm

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bear wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:Cheers guys! I've read The Nightly News which I thought was decent so I'll check that all out. Both The Avengers and New Avengers runs seem to run out around that 8 Months mark so is there much point getting Secret Wars until I can find that?

I'm not sure why they they are like this but Avengers:Time Runs Out volumes 1-4 are the books you want.

Oh of course, yes you're right. Act 3 of the run (Times Runs Out), you had to alternate between issues of Avengers/New Avengers and Marvel collected them in order for the trades.

Cool, that's each and every Hickman Fantastic Four & Avengers trade bought along with the newest Black Panther. £70 is the most I've spent on comics in one go for an extremely long time. :dread:

I also bought X-Men Days of Future Past because I always heard good things, any other good short classic Marvel series worth a look?

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by TV Dinner » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:37 pm

Cuttooth wrote:
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Cuttooth wrote:Cheers guys! I've read The Nightly News which I thought was decent so I'll check that all out. Both The Avengers and New Avengers runs seem to run out around that 8 Months mark so is there much point getting Secret Wars until I can find that?

I'm not sure why they they are like this but Avengers:Time Runs Out volumes 1-4 are the books you want.

Oh of course, yes you're right. Act 3 of the run (Times Runs Out), you had to alternate between issues of Avengers/New Avengers and Marvel collected them in order for the trades.

Cool, that's each and every Hickman Fantastic Four & Avengers trade bought along with the newest Black Panther. £70 is the most I've spent on comics in one go for an extremely long time. :dread:

I also bought X-Men Days of Future Past because I always heard good things, any other good short classic Marvel series worth a look?

There aren't many short runs I can think of. Did you ever read Alias? That's only about twelves issues and I like it a lot.

The Brubaker/Fraction Immortal Iron Fist run (#1-16) is also good.

Tom King's 12 issue Vision run is supposed to be really good but I haven't read it so can't confirm.

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by Mafrozen » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:54 pm

Cuttooth wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:
bear wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:Cheers guys! I've read The Nightly News which I thought was decent so I'll check that all out. Both The Avengers and New Avengers runs seem to run out around that 8 Months mark so is there much point getting Secret Wars until I can find that?

I'm not sure why they they are like this but Avengers:Time Runs Out volumes 1-4 are the books you want.

Oh of course, yes you're right. Act 3 of the run (Times Runs Out), you had to alternate between issues of Avengers/New Avengers and Marvel collected them in order for the trades.

Cool, that's each and every Hickman Fantastic Four & Avengers trade bought along with the newest Black Panther. £70 is the most I've spent on comics in one go for an extremely long time. :dread:

I also bought X-Men Days of Future Past because I always heard good things, any other good short classic Marvel series worth a look?

X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (graphic novel that X-Men 2 was loosely based on)
Paul Jenkins' Inhumans (12 issue mini series, fantastic political thriller)
Warren Ellis' Moon Knight vol 1 vol 2 (12 issue mini series and each issue is relatively self-contained)
Since you're interested in Hickman's stuff and Secret Wars I'd recommend two of the tie-in series Thors and Siege. They were the only meaningful tie-ins for that event that had an effect on the story and each is just 4 issues long.
Matt Fraction's Future Foundation was awesome too but the first four issues are in this Fantastic Four volume for some weird reason. It says in the listing that just has the first two issues of FF but I'm sure it has the third one too? Not 100% sure though but I could check since I've got it on Comixology.

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Mistletooth » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:35 pm

Memento Mori wrote:There aren't many short runs I can think of. Did you ever read Alias? That's only about twelves issues and I like it a lot.

The Brubaker/Fraction Immortal Iron Fist run (#1-16) is also good.

Tom King's 12 issue Vision run is supposed to be really good but I haven't read it so can't confirm.

First volume of Alias is actually free with Prime now so I'll give that a read.

Mafro wrote:X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (graphic novel that X-Men 2 was loosely based on)
Paul Jenkins' Inhumans (12 issue mini series, fantastic political thriller)
Warren Ellis' Moon Knight vol 1 vol 2 (12 issue mini series and each issue is relatively self-contained)
Since you're interested in Hickman's stuff and Secret Wars I'd recommend two of the tie-in series Thors and Siege. They were the only meaningful tie-ins for that event that had an effect on the story and each is just 4 issues long.
Matt Fraction's Future Foundation was awesome too but the first four issues are in this Fantastic Four volume for some weird reason. It says in the listing that just has the first two issues of FF but I'm sure it has the third one too? Not 100% sure though but I could check since I've got it on Comixology.

Cheers Maf, I've gone with God Loves, Man Kills, which also reminded me to finally read The Dark Phoenix Saga. Might also check out Inhumans.

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by HSH28 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:44 pm

Hawkeye (2012-2015) for £9.61 has to be a good shout...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B018839NKI

EDIT - I also quite enjoyed Karnak: The Flaw In All Things, £1.80

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Karnak-Flaw-Al ... 01N138QP6/

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by Winckle » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:26 pm

I think the best thing Marvel have put out in recent years is Tom King's The Vision. Two TPBs and a very good story.

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by Mafrozen » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:02 pm

Looks like the sale is over. Managed to retain myself and not buy much

X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills
Ultimat Comics New Ultimates: Thor Reborn
Ultimate Comics: Thor
New Mutants Epic Collection
Excalibur Epic Collection

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