The Comics Thread - While You Slept, the World Changed...

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by ITSMILNER » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:42 pm

Seems most publishers will not be shipping comics this month nor add them digitally?

I'm still cracking on with Marvel through the Marvel Unlimited app, i'm at the tale end of 2012 stuff now. Read more of Fractions Hawkeye, Started Hickman's New Avengers run and Remender's Captain America run.

Going to start Superior Spier-Man i think, loved what I read of that run a few years ago.

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Mafro » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:46 pm

I cancelled all my digital subs when they hiked the prices.

ITSMILNER wrote:Seems most publishers will not be shipping comics this month nor add them digitally?

I'm still cracking on with Marvel through the Marvel Unlimited app, i'm at the tale end of 2012 stuff now. Read more of Fractions Hawkeye, Started Hickman's New Avengers run and Remender's Captain America run.

Going to start Superior Spier-Man i think, loved what I read of that run a few years ago.

If you're reading Hickman's New Avengers you kinda need to read Avengers as well.

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by Memento Mori » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:33 pm

Mafro wrote:I cancelled all my digital subs when they hiked the prices.

ITSMILNER wrote:Seems most publishers will not be shipping comics this month nor add them digitally?

I'm still cracking on with Marvel through the Marvel Unlimited app, i'm at the tale end of 2012 stuff now. Read more of Fractions Hawkeye, Started Hickman's New Avengers run and Remender's Captain America run.

Going to start Superior Spier-Man i think, loved what I read of that run a few years ago.

If you're reading Hickman's New Avengers you kinda need to read Avengers as well.

Oh wow yeah, I mean New Avengers is the better half but you need to read both.

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by Hexx » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:39 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Seems most publishers will not be shipping comics this month nor add them digitally?

I'm still cracking on with Marvel through the Marvel Unlimited app, i'm at the tale end of 2012 stuff now. Read more of Fractions Hawkeye, Started Hickman's New Avengers run and Remender's Captain America run.

Going to start Superior Spier-Man i think, loved what I read of that run a few years ago.


Yeah most pullled digital order to support (or not undermined) physical stores which wouldn’t be getting hard copies

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by ITSMILNER » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:42 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
Mafro wrote:I cancelled all my digital subs when they hiked the prices.

ITSMILNER wrote:Seems most publishers will not be shipping comics this month nor add them digitally?

I'm still cracking on with Marvel through the Marvel Unlimited app, i'm at the tale end of 2012 stuff now. Read more of Fractions Hawkeye, Started Hickman's New Avengers run and Remender's Captain America run.

Going to start Superior Spier-Man i think, loved what I read of that run a few years ago.

If you're reading Hickman's New Avengers you kinda need to read Avengers as well.

Oh wow yeah, I mean New Avengers is the better half but you need to read both.

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Oh I’ll defo be reading that, I’m working in the chronological order as per that image actually. Looking forward to getting to Infinity.

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by Memento Mori » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:18 am

Speedyhen has reopened at one book per order. :dread:

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by Winckle » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:03 pm

Anyone else buying these "Dawn of X" trades? I really like them. Instead of collecting the interlocking series in the Hickman era by series e.g. a trade paperback consisting of x-men 1-6, and another consisting of New Mutants 1-6, these give you the first issue of each of the six series, presented in reading order. A new one is released each fortnight. I've actually stopped reading them as they come out digitally, and I'm just buying them this way instead.

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by Memento Mori » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:16 pm

I'd pre-ordered the standard trades for each individual series but the Dawn of X trades do make a lot of sense considering how much cross-referencing is going on. Considering the first New Mutants trades was supposed to be out the other week and Amazon still haven't dispatched it, I might cancel all my orders and switch over.

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by Winckle » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:49 pm

Memento Mori wrote:I'd pre-ordered the standard trades for each individual series but the Dawn of X trades do make a lot of sense considering how much cross-referencing is going on. Considering the first New Mutants trades was supposed to be out the other week and Amazon still haven't dispatched it, I might cancel all my orders and switch over.

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by Memento Mori » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:20 am

Pre-ordered up to Dawn of X volume 8 on the Forbidden Planet website at £10.34 a book. :datass:

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by ITSMILNER » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:46 pm

Anyone recommend any comic book podcasts? Ones that don’t just focus on current stuff but maybe classic as well?

Downloading Marvel Pull List to see what that’s like

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Memento Mori » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:10 am

Kevin Smith's Youtube show maybe? I don't watch it though.

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Memento Mori wrote:I'd pre-ordered the standard trades for each individual series but the Dawn of X trades do make a lot of sense considering how much cross-referencing is going on. Considering the first New Mutants trades was supposed to be out the other week and Amazon still haven't dispatched it, I might cancel all my orders and switch over.

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Yep I can confirm the Dawn of X trades are definitely the best way of reading the new X status quo. My copy of Volume 4 has disappeared somewhere in the postal system however.

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by Winckle » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:40 am

Memento Mori wrote:Kevin Smith's Youtube show maybe? I don't watch it though.

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Memento Mori wrote:I'd pre-ordered the standard trades for each individual series but the Dawn of X trades do make a lot of sense considering how much cross-referencing is going on. Considering the first New Mutants trades was supposed to be out the other week and Amazon still haven't dispatched it, I might cancel all my orders and switch over.

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Yep I can confirm the Dawn of X trades are definitely the best way of reading the new X status quo. My copy of Volume 4 has disappeared somewhere in the postal system however.

Mine was never dispatched by Amazon. I think the comic delay has caught up to TPBs now. Amazon suggest August, but who knows.

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Memento Mori » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:26 pm

Forbidden Planet is saying it's been shipped but right under that on my account it's saying the release date is May.

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by Memento Mori » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:10 am

Amazon has relisted the second JMS Spider-Man omnibus as releasing Thursday. Pre-ordered last August at half the price they're charging now.

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:19 am

Something different: a really well put together essay on Bernard Krigstein, by Comic Tropes/Chris Piers...



Bernard Krigstein had a relatively short run in comic books in the 40s through the early 60s but his impact was tremendous. Art scholars and comic book aficionados have studied Krigstein's work, especially the comics he illustrated at EC Comics in the 50s. He had a philosophy that changed the way artists approached comic book storytelling. In this episode I talk about what comics were like before Krigstein's work and how his pages changed modern storytelling techniques. This includes a deep dive into his famous story Master Race from Impact #1.

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Winckle » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:54 am

I know I'm critiquing a clickbait youtube title, but to call him "The Most Influential Comic Book Artist" is to sell Jack Kirby very short.

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:45 pm

Winckle wrote:I know I'm critiquing a clickbait youtube title, but to call him "The Most Influential Comic Book Artist" is to sell Jack Kirby very short.


I was distracted when watching the video the first time around, but I am pretty sure he argues his point on that in the video. He respects Kirby and has done a few videos concerning him, both directly and indirectly.

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by Winckle » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:49 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:
Winckle wrote:I know I'm critiquing a clickbait youtube title, but to call him "The Most Influential Comic Book Artist" is to sell Jack Kirby very short.


I was distracted when watching the video the first time around, but I am pretty sure he argues his point on that in the video. He respects Kirby and has done a few videos concerning him, both directly and indirectly.

I've watched the first part of the video whilst working this morning. He does bring up Kirby's 40s work, but it's his National Comics stuff which is less like his usual stuff, particularly his timely comics/atlas comics work.

It's really just the youtube title that irked me, but it's the nature of the medium nowadays.

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Winckle » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:56 am

Memento Mori wrote:Forbidden Planet is saying it's been shipped but right under that on my account it's saying the release date is May.

You ever get your Vol 4? Amazon still haven't shipped mine.


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