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Anyone here read comics?
« on: September 02, 2016, 02:02:59 am »
I'm getting into comics, mainly Batman. Read The Killing Joke and The Long Halloween. Both were excellent. I plan on going through the acclaimed Batman stories, then maybe getting to Spider-Man. Oh, and I read all three volumes of Kick-Ass and enjoyed them, despite the second one feeling too "edgy" for my tastes. Also read Kevin Smith's Spider-man and Black Cat, which was...oddly disappointing. It started strong, with good jokes and stuff, then became a really bad rape PSA. Ended up really disliking it.

Anyway, for you comic readers, what are some of your favorites? Comic book central thread.

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Re: Anyone here read comics?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016, 09:39:53 am »
Read The Killing Joke

That isn't a comic.  That is a graphic novel.

And Watchmen is the best graphic novel.  There is no other option.

Comics are for children.

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Re: Anyone here read comics?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2016, 12:35:38 pm »
Highly recommend Watchmen.

Also, if you're looking for some new stuff, read Scott Snyder's New 52 Batman and DC Rebirth titles.

For Marvel, the Hawkeye series by Matt Fraction and David Aja is pretty great.

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2016, 01:46:33 pm »
I've read Year One, The Dark Knight Returns, and (ugh) The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

I intend to get around to Allstar Superman and Red Son eventually, though for the time being I've stuck with Red Son's motion comic.

The only comics I read on a consistent basis are IDW's Transformers fare, which is mostly pretty good.  Been getting the hardcover collections.  Megatron Origin, Simon Furman's "-ation" trilogy, Maximum Dinobots, More Than Meets the Eye, Robots in Disguise, Last Stand of the Wreckers, Sins of the Wreckers, Dark Cybertron, there's a lot of good stuff to be had.

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Re: Anyone here read comics?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2016, 02:00:24 pm »
I used to read a lot of Ultimate Spider-Man as a kid. Eventually I stopped, but when I was in New York a couple years ago I stumbled upon a few of the compilation books at a great comic book store and just couldn't resist. They really are the definitive version of Spider-Man for me (at least for the first dozen or so issues).

Also love Bone.
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2016, 02:04:51 pm »
Also love Bone.

Oh ****, completely forgot to mention that one.


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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 02:06:48 pm »
Also love Bone.

Oh ****, completely forgot to mention that one.

Do you know if they're actually going to make it into a movie? I really hope not. I can see that bombing on the level of Warcraft. The comics are such an expert blend of weird mysticism and humor that it would take an uncommonly skilled writer to translate it accurately to the big screen.

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2016, 02:13:42 pm »
Also love Bone.

Oh ****, completely forgot to mention that one.

Do you know if they're actually going to make it into a movie? I really hope not. I can see that bombing on the level of Warcraft. The comics are such an expert blend of weird mysticism and humor that it would take an uncommonly skilled writer to translate it accurately to the big screen.

Been hearing it's still in development.

I'm optimistic, since Jeff Smith is closely tied enough to the production that he turned down Nickelodeon Movies' original deal due disagreements of creative choices.

However, the company he did end up making a deal with is Warner Bros.  So...y'know.  This could end up going either the way of Harry Potter or DC.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2016, 02:15:19 pm »
Also love Bone.

Oh ****, completely forgot to mention that one.

Do you know if they're actually going to make it into a movie? I really hope not. I can see that bombing on the level of Warcraft. The comics are such an expert blend of weird mysticism and humor that it would take an uncommonly skilled writer to translate it accurately to the big screen.

Been hearing it's still in development.

I'm optimistic, since Jeff Smith is closely tied enough to the production that he turned down Nickelodeon Movies' original deal due disagreements of creative choices.

However, the company he did end up making a deal with is Warner Bros.  So...y'know.  This could end up going either the way of Harry Potter or DC.

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Re: Anyone here read comics?
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2016, 02:15:47 pm »
That isn't a comic.  That is a graphic novel.

And Watchmen is the best graphic novel.  There is no other option.

Comics are for children.
Well, that's just a long form comic.

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Re: Anyone here read comics?
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2016, 02:16:57 pm »
Highly recommend Watchmen.

Also, if you're looking for some new stuff, read Scott Snyder's New 52 Batman and DC Rebirth titles.

For Marvel, the Hawkeye series by Matt Fraction and David Aja is pretty great.

I forgot to mention that I also read Watchmen. But it was a while ago, so it requires a revisit.  The New 52 Batmans are on my short list.

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Re: Anyone here read comics?
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2016, 02:23:30 pm »
Also love Bone.

Oh ****, completely forgot to mention that one.

Do you know if they're actually going to make it into a movie? I really hope not. I can see that bombing on the level of Warcraft. The comics are such an expert blend of weird mysticism and humor that it would take an uncommonly skilled writer to translate it accurately to the big screen.

Been hearing it's still in development.

I'm optimistic, since Jeff Smith is closely tied enough to the production that he turned down Nickelodeon Movies' original deal due disagreements of creative choices.

However, the company he did end up making a deal with is Warner Bros.  So...y'know.  This could end up going either the way of Harry Potter or DC.



Apparently Patrick Sean Smith is the writer while P.J. Hogan is directing.  Haven't seen either's work, so I can't judge those choices.  Plus there hasn't been much news on this for four years, so I have no idea if this has changed in that time.

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Re: Anyone here read comics?
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2016, 02:23:43 pm »
Fifteen of my favorites:

The Dark Knight Returns
The Killing Joke
Age of Apocalypse
Days of Future Past
The Dark Phoenix Saga
Flashpoint
Superman: Earth One
The Death of Superman
All-Star Superman
Ultimate Spider-Man
Birth of Venom
The Night Gwen Stacy Died
Frank Miller's Daredevil
The Infinity Gauntlet
The Galactus Trilogy

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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2016, 02:28:13 pm »
Apparently Patrick Sean Smith is the writer while P.J. Hogan is directing.  Haven't seen either's work, so I can't judge those choices.  Plus there hasn't been much news on this for four years, so I have no idea if this has changed in that time.
IDK who Patrick Sean Smith is, but I know Hogan directed that Peter Pan film from 2003, which I really liked.

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Re: Anyone here read comics?
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2016, 02:32:19 pm »
Just looked up the writer. He's best known for creating the ABC Fam-- er, Freeform series Greek.

Not a good sign.

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Re: Anyone here read comics?
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2016, 03:03:18 pm »
Also love Bone.

Oh ****, completely forgot to mention that one.

Do you know if they're actually going to make it into a movie? I really hope not. I can see that bombing on the level of Warcraft. The comics are such an expert blend of weird mysticism and humor that it would take an uncommonly skilled writer to translate it accurately to the big screen.

Been hearing it's still in development.

I'm optimistic, since Jeff Smith is closely tied enough to the production that he turned down Nickelodeon Movies' original deal due disagreements of creative choices.

However, the company he did end up making a deal with is Warner Bros.  So...y'know.  This could end up going either the way of Harry Potter or DC.



Would you be more amenable to the two Bone games instead? Great Cow Race is quite good, apparently. They were also made by Telltale, which is a respected name in the industry - just ask Frank about them. Or not, seeing as that was the old Telltale, back when they still did gameplay.

 

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