The Comics Thread - We were being watched...

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
User avatar
ITSMILNER
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: UK

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by ITSMILNER » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:45 pm

Mafro wrote:
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.


Cheers, I’ve added these to my Marvel Unlimited library.

Long Live Switch Squad!
User avatar
Memento Mori
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Emperor Mori

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Memento Mori » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:52 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:
Mafro wrote:
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.


Cheers, I’ve added these to my Marvel Unlimited library.

I've just finished Superior Foes of Spider-Man by Spencer which was great.

User avatar
ITSMILNER
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: UK

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by ITSMILNER » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:04 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:
Mafro wrote:
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.


Cheers, I’ve added these to my Marvel Unlimited library.

I've just finished Superior Foes of Spider-Man by Spencer which was great.


Is that the series focusing on villains like Boomerang? It sounded pretty good from what I heard of it.

Long Live Switch Squad!
User avatar
Memento Mori
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Emperor Mori

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Memento Mori » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:07 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:
Mafro wrote:
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.


Cheers, I’ve added these to my Marvel Unlimited library.

I've just finished Superior Foes of Spider-Man by Spencer which was great.


Is that the series focusing on villains like Boomerang? It sounded pretty good from what I heard of it.

Yeah that's it. Boomerang, Shocker, Beetle, Overdrive and Speed Demon.

User avatar
ITSMILNER
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: UK

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by ITSMILNER » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:29 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:
Mafro wrote:
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.


Cheers, I’ve added these to my Marvel Unlimited library.

I've just finished Superior Foes of Spider-Man by Spencer which was great.


Is that the series focusing on villains like Boomerang? It sounded pretty good from what I heard of it.

Yeah that's it. Boomerang, Shocker, Beetle, Overdrive and Speed Demon.


I’ll give it a read, not read any of Spencer’s Marvel stuff yet.

Read the first 4 issues of Waid’s Daredevil, more great stuff from Waid. I like these street-level esq stories, nice change of pace from the big battle team ups.

Long Live Switch Squad!
User avatar
Memento Mori
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Emperor Mori

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Memento Mori » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:16 pm

Found an Amazon marketplace seller who was selling a load of rare marvel trades for like £4 each. They cancelled the order like a day after it went through and I was refunded fully. When I spoke to Amazon Support, they gave me a £5 voucher as an apology for the inconvenience.

All but three of the twenty one trades I ordered arrived today.



But.....

After the first order was cancelled I tried ordering some of the same books to test if everything was out of stock. That order was also cancelled and refunded so it's probably arriving tomorrow.

:simper:

User avatar
Captain Kinopio
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Herbi
Location: The Observatory

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Captain Kinopio » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:46 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote: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: ***



Aliens Nightmare Asylum: ****

Maybe because I left a gap between getting to this, but really enjoyed this one. As a sequel to Outbreak I found the story a bit more of a satisfying continuation of the Cameron Aliens story, the ending was a nice surprise to and Ripley at the end is just :datass:

Looking forward to moving on to Female War.

User avatar
Memento Mori
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Emperor Mori

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Memento Mori » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:57 pm

A lot of omnibuses coming out over the next few months I have my eye on:

JMS Spider-Man Volume 2
Claremont X-Men Volume 1
Dan Slott She-Hulk
Mike Grell Green Arrow Volume 1
Justice League International Volume 2
Simone Wonder Woman
Preacher Volume 1

User avatar
Corazon de Leon
Doctor ♥
Joined in 2008
AKA: Deadpool / sntaa

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Corazon de Leon » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:10 pm

Very interested in that JMS Spider-Man one - his was the run I really grew up on and I know it’s not the most celebrated of AMS runs but I loved it right up until Back in Black and One More Day.

Claremont X-Men as well, they were rarely better than in his rebooted series. :wub:

Image
User avatar
Mafro
Moderator
Joined in 2008
AKA: DAT MAF
Contact:

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Mafro » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:16 pm

Memento Mori wrote:A lot of omnibuses coming out over the next few months I have my eye on:

JMS Spider-Man Volume 2
Claremont X-Men Volume 1
Dan Slott She-Hulk
Mike Grell Green Arrow Volume 1
Justice League International Volume 2
Simone Wonder Woman
Preacher Volume 1

Didn't notice Marvel are finally reprinting Millar and Morrison's Ultimates omnibus. About strawberry floating time. Of course Amazon have it for £40 more than Speedyhen as usual :lol:

I see Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men is also getting reprinted too.

EDIT: looks like there's a lot of omnibus reprints

Remender's Uncanny X-Force
Bendis' Daredevil
Claremont's Wolverine
Annihilation
Peter David's Hulk

Probably more.

HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

Blog | Twitter
User avatar
Memento Mori
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Emperor Mori

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Memento Mori » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:13 pm

If you find the Amazon page months before an omnibus' release date you have a chance of getting a price comparable with Speedyhen. Normally though yeah the price difference is crazy.

User avatar
Mafro
Moderator
Joined in 2008
AKA: DAT MAF
Contact:

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Mafro » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:15 am

Wondered why X-Men was suddenly £1 dearer than the previous issue on Comixology

Today ComiXology princes have changed, not only making up the subsidy but going further. Despite the actual exchange rate today being $1.29 to £1, the price of a comic on ComiXology is now 1:1, pound to dollar, more expensive than any comic store in the UK right now, for the first time.

It's a massive jump. A $4.99 comic, which sells in comic stores in the UK from £4 to £4.50 generally, used to sell for £2.99 on ComiXology.

Today it sells for £4.99. that is a two-thirds jump, 66%, far more than just the Brexit currency change would have demanded. To put it all in dollar terms, right now ComiXology UK is charging $6.44 for a $4.99 comic, despite not incurring shipping costs. When last week they charged Brits $3.86 for a $4.99 comic. They have been subsidising the pound's collapse for some time.

:simper:

HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

Blog | Twitter
User avatar
Hexx
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Hexx » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:41 am

Well that sucks

Back to paper or wait for the inevitable sales then I suppose

User avatar
Mafro
Moderator
Joined in 2008
AKA: DAT MAF
Contact:

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Mafro » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:20 am

Yarrr.

HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

Blog | Twitter
User avatar
ITSMILNER
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: UK

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by ITSMILNER » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:52 pm

Read the first 5 issues of Jason Aarons Thor run (Gorr the God Butcher) and its really good, love the way it flicks between the different versions of Thor to tell the story. Will move onto the Godbomb stuff this week

Long Live Switch Squad!
User avatar
Memento Mori
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Emperor Mori

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Memento Mori » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:14 pm

Aaron's Thor run never gets as good as God Butcher/Godbomb again but it continued going for another 5 years or so.

User avatar
Hexx
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Hexx » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:15 pm


User avatar
Cuttooth
Emeritus
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Cuttooth » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:17 pm

Saw that earlier in the week. Genuinely thought it was someone trolling. :lol:

User avatar
Mafro
Moderator
Joined in 2008
AKA: DAT MAF
Contact:

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Mafro » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:05 pm

This would've been awesome.



Also said in that twitter thread that he was offered the X-books last year.

HSH28 wrote:Assmung you ever get one that is.

Blog | Twitter
User avatar
Memento Mori
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Emperor Mori

PostRe: The Comics Thread - We were being watched...
by Memento Mori » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:09 am

Speedyhen is not accepting new orders. :(


Return to “Stuff”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSN [Bot], Snowcannon, Trelliz and 96 guests