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Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:55 pm
by Memento Mori
Cuttooth wrote:After getting through four years worth of comics in Hickman's Avengers - Secret Wars run I can honestly say I did not think I could be so underwhelmed by a storyline's conclusion than I am by that. Felt similarly to the end of his Fantastic Four run but that was at least a little shorter.

I think I’m a bit burnt out on crossover stuff from all that so I’m looking for more standalone titles/runs, maybe good DC stuff.

Oh, anyone have specific Daredevil recommendations? I have the first volume of Mark Waid's run from Amazon Prime but was wondering if there was anything that is close to the TV series?

That's the first time I've heard that about Hickman's run.

Some quick recs off the top of my head:

DC-

The Black Mirror by Snyder
Gotham Central
52
The first two issues of King's Mr Miracle have been fantastic.
All Star Superman
Superman Rebirth

Daredevil
Bendis' entire run
Brubaker's entire run

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:05 pm
by Cuttooth
In fairness it's something I've felt with a lot of comic book storylines, copious amounts of build up with rushed, unsatisfying endings. It was great up to the end of Infinity but went downhill after that for me.

Cheers for the recommendations, especially Gotham Central as I've been meaning to read that for years but completely forgot its existence.

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:22 pm
by Mafro
I see the latest Marvel shitshow was them announcing a partnership comic at NYCC with the 5th biggest arms manufacturer in the world thinking that would be cool, then cancelling it after the unanimous outrage https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/10/07 ... expressed/

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:27 pm
by Hexx
Yep. The Avengers team up with NGEN (a super team of scientists) to help save the world

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And if you want a career where you save the world and meet superheroes - considera STEM course working for an arms dealer!

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:33 pm
by Cuttooth
It's intense how much they thought this awful gooseberry fool was a good idea and how many people presumably had to sign it off.

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Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:36 pm
by Hexx
I hadn't seen that one :lol:

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:41 pm
by Mafro
It pissed off G. Willow Wilson enough that she almost quit the company http://gwillowwilson.com/post/166159537168/yeah-no
I would have left. I’m not naive; I know all collaborations involve compromise, ideological or otherwise. But everybody has their own red lines, and bespoke recruitment paraphernalia for combat drone manufacturers–under the fantastically cynical guise of encouraging kids to get into STEM careers–is my red line and then some.

So I stayed up until about 2:30am last night looking at my schedule and trying to figure out a timeline to extricate myself without screwing over the incredible editors and co-creators I work with.

Thankfully, I haven’t needed to run with it, as it seems as though sanity has prevailed and the project has been canned, at least for now.


Seems they announced strawberry float all at the convention other than a Weapon H solo series (WHO GIVES A strawberry float) and a comic starring the Weeknd as a superhero(?!) They basically confirmed Professor X is coming back next year too, continuing their crusade to piss off X-Men fans and bring back everyone apart from Cyclops.

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:45 pm
by Hexx
Weapon H...

Did they do much more teasing of "Who is Voyager?" Cus everyone is really excited about that.

Also Cyclops doesn't need to come back. He died right. Everyone else got a lotta gooseberry fool to make up for :P

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:24 pm
by Irene Demova
Hexx wrote:And if you want a career where you save the world and meet superheroes - considera STEM course working for an arms dealer!

Grummann have form for doing this




:fp: :lol:

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:31 pm
by Mafro
:lol: Good grief

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:22 am
by ITSMILNER
What Marvel titles are worth reading right now?


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Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:22 pm
by bear
Locke and Key is on sale at Comixology.

Everyone should get that, it's great.

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:21 am
by Mafro
ITSMILNER wrote:What Marvel titles are worth reading right now?


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Gwenpool, Thanos, Black Panther and Black Bolt are my favourites.

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:42 pm
by ITSMILNER
Mafro wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:What Marvel titles are worth reading right now?


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Gwenpool, Thanos, Black Panther and Black Bolt are my favourites.


The Black Panther caught my eye actually, what about mainline Avengers stuff?


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Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:28 am
by Mafro
ITSMILNER wrote:
Mafro wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:What Marvel titles are worth reading right now?


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Gwenpool, Thanos, Black Panther and Black Bolt are my favourites.


The Black Panther caught my eye actually, what about mainline Avengers stuff?


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I think the Avengers books have been pretty poor since Secret Wars. Crap team roster and boring story arcs. Al Ewing's Ultimates and Ultimates 2 were far better and felt like the kind of thing a main Avengers book should have been, especially after Jonathan Hickman's run.

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Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:27 pm
by IAmTheSaladMan
I used to buy a lot of Marvel titles between maybe 2005 and 2008 but stopped some time after Civil War because big events like Civil War and House of M before it were costing me a small fortune (I seem to remember Amazing Spider-Man going from monthly to thrice monthly with only a small drop in price being a big part of the problem).

I wanted to get back into comics but without spending too much so picked up a couple of the Panini reprints recently (which are about a year behind new releases I think), a lot seems to have changed in the decade or so I was away. I’m not even sure who anybody is any more.

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:06 pm
by Cuttooth
Cuttooth wrote:Just a heads up but it looks like Amazon are having another big Marval discount at the moment.

And again! This is turning into the DFS sale of Marvel discounts.

Would be nice to see a decent DC sale at some point.

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:25 pm
by Winckle

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:07 pm
by ITSMILNER
Well i'll be damned, I thought he was the head honcho in terms of writers over at Marvel?

Re: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:00 pm
by Mafro
Good riddance.