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by ITSMILNER » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:33 pm

That’s a pain, guess I’ll just grab the stuff I want in sales as they come up

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by ITSMILNER » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:47 pm


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by Preezy » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:25 am

ITSMILNER wrote: Marvel Comics to Publish New 'Alien' and 'Predator' Stories

https://www.marvel.com/articles/comics/marvel-comics-to-publish-new-alien-and-predator-stories

I feel bad for Dark Horse - they've been doing those comics since the 80s and are synonymous to the brand. No doubt Marvel will make a success of it though and we'll get another movie at some point.

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by Memento Mori » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:47 am

Forbidden Planet has charged me for Dawn of X Volume 6 :datass:

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by Winckle » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:30 am

Memento Mori wrote:Forbidden Planet has charged me for Dawn of X Volume 6 :datass:

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Another week and a half for me.

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by Winckle » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:43 am

I cancelled my order and picked it up from World's Apart in Liverpool over the weekend.

What's the plan with volume 7 then? I've seen some places solicit it with a different name, and others just as Dawn of X vol 7.

Surely we're beyond the "Dawn" at this point.

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by Memento Mori » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:18 am

Yeah there was talk it was going to be renamed Nation Building going forward. I don't think they've actually released what the covers look like for DoX 7 and beyond so it might happen.

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by Corazon de Leon » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:20 am

Reading a plot summary of Dawn of X sounds like they’ve turned the X-Men into some kind of quasi-religious terror organisation led by anti-Xavier. Is it actually good?

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by Mafro » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:28 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Reading a plot summary of Dawn of X sounds like they’ve turned the X-Men into some kind of quasi-religious terror organisation led by anti-Xavier. Is it actually good?

House of X/Powers of X were gooseberry fool hot but I kinda fell off it after that. I'm probably going to just wait til the end of the run and pick it up then.

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by Memento Mori » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:29 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Reading a plot summary of Dawn of X sounds like they’ve turned the X-Men into some kind of quasi-religious terror organisation led by anti-Xavier. Is it actually good?


There are cult vibes but it's definitely not a terror organisation. They've set up their own nation on Krakoa and all mutants are considered citizens of Krakoa. It's the most interesting the X-Men have been in ages.

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Start with House Of X/powers Of X.

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by Winckle » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:39 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:Reading a plot summary of Dawn of X sounds like they’ve turned the X-Men into some kind of quasi-religious terror organisation led by anti-Xavier. Is it actually good?

I'd argue it closer to a mystical/science fiction version of the state of Israel.

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by ITSMILNER » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:29 pm

I’m only just starting All New X-Men (coming up to reading Battle of the Atom so I’m currently at 2013 Marvel) but I look forward to reading Hickman’s X-Men stuff as I noticed it’s going up on Marvel Unlimited now.

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by Memento Mori » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:55 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:I’m only just starting All New X-Men (coming up to reading Battle of the Atom so I’m currently at 2013 Marvel) but I look forward to reading Hickman’s X-Men stuff as I noticed it’s going up on Marvel Unlimited now.

Once you've finished Bendis' run you can essentially skip every X book which was published in the interim until the Hickman era. The end of Bendis' run arguably leads in better.

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by ITSMILNER » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:07 pm

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ITSMILNER wrote:I’m only just starting All New X-Men (coming up to reading Battle of the Atom so I’m currently at 2013 Marvel) but I look forward to reading Hickman’s X-Men stuff as I noticed it’s going up on Marvel Unlimited now.

Once you've finished Bendis' run you can essentially skip every X book which was published in the interim until the Hickman era. The end of Bendis' run arguably leads in better.


Is the Inhumans vs X-Men stuff worth reading?

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by Memento Mori » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:25 am

ITSMILNER wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:I’m only just starting All New X-Men (coming up to reading Battle of the Atom so I’m currently at 2013 Marvel) but I look forward to reading Hickman’s X-Men stuff as I noticed it’s going up on Marvel Unlimited now.

Once you've finished Bendis' run you can essentially skip every X book which was published in the interim until the Hickman era. The end of Bendis' run arguably leads in better.


Is the Inhumans vs X-Men stuff worth reading?

Definitely not. Literally skip that whole era until House of X, plotwise the only notable events are Xavier and Jean coming back to life. Xavier comes back in Astonishing X-Men and there's a separate Resurrection of Jean Grey miniseries. Not worth reading though.

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by Winckle » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:04 pm

I just realised that Dawn of X vol. 7 isn't due out until the end of August. strawberry float the direct market.

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - While You Slept, the World Changed...
by ITSMILNER » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:34 am

Big IDW sale on Comixology, grabbed the 3 Ghostbusters omnibus volumes so far.

They have the TMNT stuff on sale, they have the IDW collections (which print limited series and everything in order) or just the trades of the main series. Are the collections worth it or is it better to just read the main line series?

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by Captain Kinopio » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:31 am

Just finished reading SpiderMan Life Story after hearing about it on The Weekly Planet podcast this past week.

A really good read and a great idea to show the full journey of the characters life. I feel like I could have used a bit more detail on every single decade and ensuing event though as a lot of it felt too brisk, but it seemed the focus was more on the whole story than the individual events. Art was really nice too.


As an aside and probably stupidly obvious to all you, but I really like ComiXology, it’s so cheap. I got Life Story for less than £4 and have never paid more than that for any of the Alien ones I’ve been reading either. It’s nice to be able just to take a chance on something with no expectations.

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - While You Slept, the World Changed...
by Memento Mori » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:03 am

I'll download free comics when Comixology is doing an offer but I could never go digital completely. I like having a big full bookshelf. Plus you'd miss out on the joy after waiting five months after release date for Amazon to dispatch omnibuses.

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PostRe: The Comics Thread - While You Slept, the World Changed...
by Memento Mori » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:59 pm

PSA- Uncanny X-Men Volume 1 (Claremont) appears to be in stock now on Forbidden Planet UK. £57 + £5.50 delivery but that delivery charge is swallowed up if you order multiple things at the same time.

I've ordered a copy and it says it's in stock and ready to be dispatched.


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