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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by ITSMILNER » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:51 pm

I’ll take a look at them, cheers!


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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Lagamorph » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:14 pm

So got a question. Been asked by a friend where the best place to start is with reading Nightwing/Dick Grayson based comics. Basically they really like the character from various screen media and would like to start reading comics around Grayson, but I've no idea what to really suggest.

Does anyone have some suggestions on the best place to start and what collections might be worth picking up? It's mainly collections they're looking for at the moment, rather than picking up a currently ongoing series of individual issues.

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by Memento Mori » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:06 am

Lagamorph wrote:So got a question. Been asked by a friend where the best place to start is with reading Nightwing/Dick Grayson based comics. Basically they really like the character from various screen media and would like to start reading comics around Grayson, but I've no idea what to really suggest.

Does anyone have some suggestions on the best place to start and what collections might be worth picking up? It's mainly collections they're looking for at the moment, rather than picking up a currently ongoing series of individual issues.

The Black Mirror- Grayson filling in as Batman for a fantastic ten (?) issue miniseries.

Grayson- He's faked his own death and is undercover in a spy agency for Batman.

Both of those are complete stories.

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by Lagamorph » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:31 am

Memento Mori wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:So got a question. Been asked by a friend where the best place to start is with reading Nightwing/Dick Grayson based comics. Basically they really like the character from various screen media and would like to start reading comics around Grayson, but I've no idea what to really suggest.

Does anyone have some suggestions on the best place to start and what collections might be worth picking up? It's mainly collections they're looking for at the moment, rather than picking up a currently ongoing series of individual issues.

The Black Mirror- Grayson filling in as Batman for a fantastic ten (?) issue miniseries.

Grayson- He's faked his own death and is undercover in a spy agency for Batman.

Both of those are complete stories.

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10% off £50 at the moment on Speedyhen with the code NOVEMBER19.

Thanks! Will pass this info along.

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by Memento Mori » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:37 am

Speedyhen is normally the cheapest place for comics in the UK. Especially when they do their regular 10% codes.

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by Winckle » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:50 am

Memento Mori wrote:Speedyhen is normally the cheapest place for comics in the UK. Especially when they do their regular 10% codes.

Thanks for the tip. Are there any codes or new customer offers on at the moment? I'd like to pick up HoX/PoX hardcover on release.

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by Memento Mori » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:23 pm

Walking in a Winter Winckleland wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:Speedyhen is normally the cheapest place for comics in the UK. Especially when they do their regular 10% codes.

Thanks for the tip. Are there any codes or new customer offers on at the moment? I'd like to pick up HoX/PoX hardcover on release.

Is NOVEMBER19 still working? Supposedly despite the name it expires in a few weeks.

I pretty much exclusively buy my omnibuses from Speedyhen- got a Y:The Last Man omnibus coming this month.

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by Winckle » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:32 pm

No, expired. :(

It's still cheaper than Amazon by a few quid though.

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by Memento Mori » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:23 pm

Try DECEMBER19. They don't do it every month but they've had these 10% off codes two months in a row and I'd be surprised if they skip Xmas.

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by Winckle » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:05 pm

Nope :( I am faced with the horror of paying full price for a book I was going to buy anyway. :cry:

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by Hexx » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:07 pm

Comixology? If you don't mind digital.

They do insane sales regularly. And "buy instantly" is really dangerous (I had to turn it off)

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by Winckle » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:00 pm

I've read it digitally, I enjoyed it enough to want a nice hardcover version. I'm happy to pay the price for it, just felt like chancing for a cheeky discount.

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by ITSMILNER » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:35 pm

Been reading through Rick Remender’s Venom run and really enjoying it. It dropped during the Circle of Four storyline but it’s picked back up with the Savage Six stuff. Also read through Spider-Men tonight, it was pretty good, nothing amazing but it was cool seeing the interactions between Peter and the Ultimate cast.

Going to try the first Carol Danvers Captain Marvel series in a bit (reading all this on Marvel Unlimited)

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by Captain Kinopio » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:04 pm

Been on a big Aliens media binge throughout December, which has seen me dive into several of the Comics having researched for the best ones. I’ve never really thought comics were for me and though a few of these have been enjoyable enough they’ve on the whole not changed my mind. I just find the story telling lacking and most of these boils down to just ‘Aliens strawberry float people up’, and these are supposed to be the best from 30 years of story telling I find it a bit lacklustre. I’ve generally preferred the ones I’ve read in Digital format so maybe if I do stick with it I should focus on that.

Anyway here’s what I’ve read in the past few weeks and some rankings

Aliens Outbreak: ***
Aliens Labyrinth: ****
Aliens Prometheus Fire and Stone: **
Aliens Fire and Stone: ***
Aliens vs Predator Fire and Stone: ***
Aliens Predator Fire and Stone: ***
Aliens Omega Fire and Stone: **
Aliens Dead Orbit: ***

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by Winckle » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:29 pm

Memento Mori wrote:Try DECEMBER19. They don't do it every month but they've had these 10% off codes two months in a row and I'd be surprised if they skip Xmas.

Any codes around for Speedyhen. I've got a fair few omnibuses on my wishlist waiting for payday... :shifty:

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by Memento Mori » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:48 pm

Winckle wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:Try DECEMBER19. They don't do it every month but they've had these 10% off codes two months in a row and I'd be surprised if they skip Xmas.

Any codes around for Speedyhen. I've got a fair few omnibuses on my wishlist waiting for payday... :shifty:

Sorry mate, I've had a look but can't find anything. I'll PM you next time I get a code.

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by Winckle » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:16 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
Winckle wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:Try DECEMBER19. They don't do it every month but they've had these 10% off codes two months in a row and I'd be surprised if they skip Xmas.

Any codes around for Speedyhen. I've got a fair few omnibuses on my wishlist waiting for payday... :shifty:

Sorry mate, I've had a look but can't find anything. I'll PM you next time I get a code.

Much appreciated MM. I've been staring at the New X-Men Omnibus like Charlie Bucket peering through a sweet shop window.

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by Memento Mori » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:27 pm

Just went to check the price of a book on Amazon because it's out of stock on Speedyhen and Amazon says I bought it 5 years ago. :dread: Going to look through my bookshelves now because I can't remember this at all.

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Winckle wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:Try DECEMBER19. They don't do it every month but they've had these 10% off codes two months in a row and I'd be surprised if they skip Xmas.

Any codes around for Speedyhen. I've got a fair few omnibuses on my wishlist waiting for payday... :shifty:

Sorry mate, I've had a look but can't find anything. I'll PM you next time I get a code.

Much appreciated MM. I've been staring at the New X-Men Omnibus like Charlie Bucket peering through a sweet shop window.

Grant Morrison's run? Yeah that's been on my wishlist too for ages- it always seems to be out of stock.

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by ITSMILNER » Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:59 pm

Reading the first few issues of the Fraction/Aja Hawkeye series, damn it’s really good. Any other Marvel series like this?

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Mafro » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:18 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Reading the first few issues of the Fraction/Aja Hawkeye series, damn it’s really good. Any other Marvel series like this?

Immortal Iron Fist was from the exact same creative team. Nick Spencer's run on Secret Avengers was similar in tone. Maybe Mark Waid's Daredevil too.

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