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Furby Oct 8, 2012 07:39 AM

GFF Comic Book Club
 
I feel safe to say that I'm not the only nerd/dork/etc here on GFF, so I figure we could have a civilized discussion regarding favorite comic book heroes, villains, old and new storylines, and up coming predictions regarding our favorite comics.

Recently I've been on a spree of reading comic books. I'm not sure what inspired it but I started reading the House of M storyline and before I knew it I was reading "Siege", "Fear itself", etc. House of M blew me away and so did Secret Invasion.

I'm reading the Walking Dead as well but I'm not fully caught up with it. I think left off reading at issue 90ish.

So yeah. Let's talk.

Fluffykitten McGrundlepuss Oct 8, 2012 04:49 PM

I've started picking up the IDW Transformers Collections. IDW bought the rights off of Marvel a long time ago and have got the author of the original (And hugely superior) UK Transformers comics, Simon Furman, to re-invent the whole universe and it's fucking awesome. Also apparently a limited-ish run as Volume four was recently on sale on Amazon for a minimum of £300, although there are a few used ones cropping up now for a more sensible £30 each. I think they're up to Volume 7 now, I have the first three.

Furby Oct 10, 2012 01:45 PM

Someone sent me a link to a Sarah Palin, Steampunk comic. I haven't started reading it yet but I plan on downloading it just for shits and giggles.

Furby Nov 10, 2012 02:52 AM

Just started reading ”invincible”. Its by Robert Kirkman (same guy that did the walking dead). I have not been able to put it down.

Spoiler:
its basically a twisted version of superman. Where an alien comes to earth, swears to be the protector of Earth but after years of being there, it turns out he reveals that he was only protecting it in order to have his peopke conquer it.


I would suggest this as a good read to anyone that wants to a good super hero comic.

Vemp Nov 22, 2012 02:05 AM

ALL RIGHT! A COMICS THREAD!

Invincible is pretty fun! (Although I've stopped on issue 30-ish)

Right now I'm enjoying the current run of Batman (Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo). I would like to recommend this to folks who want to get into Batman. Right now, they're on the 3rd story arc (the return of Joker), but I suggest you start from the first issue (where they introduce a new type of evil in Gotham) because it's really good.

I recently saw Dark Knight Returns, and that made me want to check Knightfall and No Man's Land.


Hey Furby, have you read Avengers VS. X-Men yet?

Furby Nov 22, 2012 02:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Vemp (Post 806730)
ALL RIGHT! A COMICS THREAD!

Invincible is pretty fun! (Although I've stopped on issue 30-ish)

Right now I'm enjoying the current run of Batman (Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo). I would like to recommend this to folks who want to get into Batman. Right now, they're on the 3rd story arc (the return of Joker), but I suggest you start from the first issue (where they introduce a new type of evil in Gotham) because it's really good.

I recently saw Dark Knight Returns, and that made me want to check Knightfall and No Man's Land.


Hey Furby, have you read Avengers VS. X-Men yet?


You stopped at 30???? Omg. It gets soooo good. Im up to 76 so far and I cant wait to keep reading.

Ive been trying to get hands on the rest of the comics in that same universe (Capes inc, gaurding the globe, etc)

Ive been wanting to read Xmen vs avengers. Im guessing you recommend it?

If you like ”Dark knight returns”, read ”year one”. Commissioner Gordon is a complete badass.

Vemp Nov 22, 2012 02:42 AM

I'll definitely pick up Invincible again. There's a lot of stuff that's happened and I'm want to catch up on the story.

AvX is ok, it's really a big recommendation (since it's 12 issues long). It's basically Avengers fighting the X-men and trying to save the world from the Phoenix. It has it's good and bad moments. I personally would have skipped it because the art duties were divided into several artists.

If you're into military fiction, I recommend The Activity (from Image), written by Nathan Edmonson and art by Mitch Gerads. It's about a secret special ops unit and every issue happens is a different mission and on a different country. Very fast paced and action packed stories, so if you're into that kind of thing I highly recommend this book.

Vemp Dec 6, 2012 09:57 PM

Today Hellboy in Hell #1 comes out! Is anyone else excited? I know I am! I'm pretty biased, but this is one hell of a book! (pun intended)

Also, Avengers #1 by Hickman & Opena is out, which features a new storyline and lineup! Can you recognize who the other members are? Honestly, I don't know the other 4 or 5, but it's still a fun book (not as good as Hellboy though, heh)

All New X-Men #4 is out too from Bendis & Immonen (man, his art is amaaazing). Here we have post AvX Cyclops starting a "revolution". A wonderfully drawn book, and very good characterization by Bendis.

What are you picking up this week?

The unmovable stubborn Dec 6, 2012 11:41 PM

If there's new Hellboy, I am excited, full stop.

Furby Dec 8, 2012 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Vemp (Post 806733)
I'll definitely pick up Invincible again. There's a lot of stuff that's happened and I'm want to catch up on the story.

AvX is ok, it's really a big recommendation (since it's 12 issues long). It's basically Avengers fighting the X-men and trying to save the world from the Phoenix. It has it's good and bad moments. I personally would have skipped it because the art duties were divided into several artists.

If you're into military fiction, I recommend The Activity (from Image), written by Nathan Edmonson and art by Mitch Gerads. It's about a secret special ops unit and every issue happens is a different mission and on a different country. Very fast paced and action packed stories, so if you're into that kind of thing I highly recommend this book.

I'm checking out The Activity right now. I'm on issue 7 so far and I'm really digging it.

Really good suggestion. Keep them coming lol.

I started reading some of the other Image Comic stuff. I've been reading through "Guarding the Globe" and I'm trying to get my hands on the Savage dragon Comics.

Vemp Dec 10, 2012 01:51 AM

Another Image book that I will recommend is Who Is Jake Ellis by Nathan Edmonson and Tonci Zonjic. It's a fast-paced spy thriller with a very interesting twist. There is a trade out, so you can read it in it's entirety.

http://cdn.ifanboy.com/wp-content/up...-Ellis_TP1.jpg

The first issue of the 2nd volume, Where is Jake Ellis, was released a few weeks back. It continues here it left off from "Who".

If you liked The Activity, you will probably enjoy this too!

Misogynyst Gynecologist Dec 10, 2012 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Vemp (Post 806730)
I recently saw Dark Knight Returns, and that made me want to check Knightfall and No Man's Land.

Skip both of these and find a copy of Son Of The Demon or The Long Halloween.

(Knightfall was especially bad.)

Vemp Dec 10, 2012 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by LeHah (Post 807127)
Skip both of these and find a copy of Son Of The Demon or The Long Halloween.

(Knightfall was especially bad.)

I already read those though ;p I heard Knightfall was really bad, that's why I haven't touched it for the longest time.

Can you recommend any good books that shows the Batman/Bane relationship? I have to admit, I don't really know anything about Bane (aside of the back-breaking thing, and the not so recent Secret Six).

Misogynyst Gynecologist Dec 11, 2012 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Vemp (Post 807152)
I heard Knightfall was really bad, that's why I haven't touched it for the longest time.

Its not bad in the way that its written for idiots. But it suffers from that very 1990s mantra of writing: escalation, unnecessary and oft unwarranted drama, etc. It more or less hits the same notes as the Death Of Superman stuff (which was at least affecting symbolically) and the much better (though I can't explain why) Emerald Twililght run on Green Lantern from 48 to 50.

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Originally Posted by Vemp (Post 807152)
Can you recommend any good books that shows the Batman/Bane relationship?

I don't think one exists. Bane is the most 1990s comic character made. But, yeah, if you needed to know about Bane, I guess Knightfall is it.

Temari Dec 11, 2012 04:21 PM

My comic book pile has been building up, since I haven't had much time to read many of them. There are a select few that I read as soon as they come out though.

One series that I would tell anyone to pick up is Morning Glories, from Image. Its ridiculously hard to explain everything that mixes in, but the whole story focuses around 6 students accepted into a prestigious boarding school, which is actually involved in murdering and torturing students (or ok with students murdering and torturing each other), while experimenting with the occult and supernatural. My description doesn't do it justice, I dont think. Every issue leaves the reader with new questions, but not in the annoying, 'this is getting old' way. Beautiful art to boot.

Nemesis, by Mark Millar, is another fantastic comic mini-series (4 issues). I told Deni to read it a while back, and last I checked, we were both equally excited about the sequel (coming out in January, Deni!!!). This one can get a bit disturbing, depending on how sensitive you are.

I think Invinsible is an amazing comic. I was just talking with Lehah and Seris about it the other day. I'm getting so antsy over the 'Death of Everyone' arc to 100.

I've been kinda curious about other people's thoughts, and now that its been over a year (enough time to try out the series, at least), what's everyone's opinions about the 'New 52'? I've found myself mostly disappointed with them, honestly. I've stopped collecting the new Green Arrow, and Birds of Prey is barely holding a spot in my box. After a rocky start, I've come to like Justice League Dark. I think I've only truly enjoyed Supergirl from the start... and World's Finest, but I think that's only because I have a soft spot for Power Girl. I don't collect a ton of DC, so maybe I'm just missing all the good ones.

Vemp Dec 11, 2012 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by LeHah (Post 807246)
I don't think one exists. Bane is the most 1990s comic character made. But, yeah, if you needed to know about Bane, I guess Knightfall is it.

Thanks for clarifying things! I haven't really read that much stuff in the 90's so I'm kind of "catching up" on things.


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Originally Posted by Temari (Post 807282)
I've been kinda curious about other people's thoughts, and now that its been over a year (enough time to try out the series, at least), what's everyone's opinions about the 'New 52'?

New 52 was good when it started, but after a year it kinda lost steam. For me, that is. These days I only read Batman (the main book), I still like Green Lantern and GL Corps, but I'm behind a few issues, I stopped BoP just after Travel Foreman's run, I really liked Animal Man and Swamp thing but I lost interest when "Rotworld" happened, Wonder Woman and Batwoman are still good but is slowly losing it's grip. Overall, I think the 52 craze is slowly dying and Marvel's NOW initiative is getting a lot of people's attention. Specially with the new books with re-shuffled creative teams coming out, a lot of fans are getting interested. Currently, I'm enjoying All New X-Men (Bendis+Immonen), and the recently released Avengers (Hickman+Opena).

Furby Dec 13, 2012 02:23 AM

I honestly haven't picked up any of the New 52. I was considering it at first for the collectors value but other expenses came up so I had to sideline that project.

Don't ruin Invincible for me>_< I'm only at 95. I like that they finally explained what happened between Monster Girl and Robot. For a bit there, I was getting bothered by the fact that they disappeared, nothing hinting at their situation.

Has anyone read "Nowhere Man"? I keep seeing ads for it but I'm not sure if I should start or not.

YO PITTSBURGH MIKE HERE Dec 14, 2012 12:09 AM

I just picked up Chris Ware's Building Stories. It comes packaged in a package the size of a board game box, and is filled with all sorts of books and journals and correspondence, which - upon reading - reveal the stories of the inhabitants of a Chicago apartment building along with the anthropomorphic bee who lives outside.

It is somehow sadder and more intense and real than his last major piece, Jimmy Corrigan. I highly recommend it.

Kyndig Dec 16, 2012 07:51 AM

Personally I tend to follow particular writers more than series. I pretty much read anything by Brian Michael Bendis, Warren Ellis, Allan Moore, Ed Brubaker, Robert Kirkman, and Carla Speed-McNeil.

The annual new volume of Powers just came out, so I am really looking forward to that.

Vemp Dec 17, 2012 02:08 AM

Oh yeah, Bendis is good, although his Avengers run towards the end was a bit disappointing. But now, he's handling All New X-Men, and I must say he's doing a very very good job and it's now one of my favorite books!

For those reading Ed Brubaker's Fatale, what do you guys think of it? I kind of lost interest after the 4th issue, maybe I was expecting it to be another Criminal and approached it the wrong way. I might give it a second chance after I sort out my "to-read" list.

RD-Fan Dec 19, 2012 02:06 PM

I recently picked up My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic issue #1. Surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet; it's one of the biggest selling comics of 2012, with 125,000 physical copies sold* (not including digital sales; 100,000 of those copies were online pre-orders), and it's now going into its third printing. It's also outsold Marvel Now and DC New 52**

The comic is written by Katie Cook (who previously worked on Star Wars comics) and drawn by Andy Price. Not only does it have story and conflict, issue #1 also has references to Road House and Shaun of the Dead, amongst other things. It is a comic for all ages of both genders, NOT targeted squarely at prepubescent girls.

My local comic shop had ordered 25 copies and put them out at 12 noon on November 28th. I went there at 5:30PM the same day, five and a half hours later, and I had just bought the last copy. Hasn't been in stock since then (printing #1 is completely sold out and they're waiting for printing #2 to come in).

Issue #2 was supposed to be out today but it has apparently been delayed to January because of a strike at a major shipping port in LA.


* Approx. five minutes into this interview: Comic Geek Speak:

** My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Comic outsells Marvel Now & DC New 52!! Pass as a Brony! - YouTube

The unmovable stubborn Dec 19, 2012 06:01 PM

Outselling Marvel and DC is a pretty low bar to set for yourself these days, honestly.

Jurassic Park Chocolate Raptor Dec 19, 2012 08:05 PM

well, when Marvel's new gig is that doc oc is spiderman

not really that surprising

Kyndig Dec 19, 2012 09:18 PM

The fact that you had to justify why you bought it makes me immediately lose interest.

Little Brenty Brent Brent Dec 19, 2012 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by RD-Fan (Post 807708)
It is a comic for prepubescent girls.

FTFY.


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