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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Quietman » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:06 am

The first volume was fantastic, loved it to pieces and wanted MORE. The second was... less so, it followed a similar pattern to the first and I'm hoping it doesn't get stuck in a rut. The art style however is still wonderfully dark and muddy and raw, it really fits with the content which is... very graphic. I definitely recommend it, especially if you like some of the new 52 Joker stuff.
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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Mantis » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:27 pm

Been telling myself for ages that I'm going to start trying to get into more superhero style graphic novels, so I just ordered the first one for Marvel Civil War and the first Judge Dredd Complete Volume.

It really is a nightmare to try and find a decent entry point into superhero stuff. There's simply way too much. Other possible future purchases that I liked the look of in the store are 2000AD Rouge Trooper and the new DC Constantine run.

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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Scrappy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:14 pm

You might have a rough time with that Judge Dredd one. The first couple, imo, aren't that good.

Yeah, getting into comics isn't easy. DC have a new "52" range, where they basically keep most of the backstory and lore, but start from completely new storylines in the Universes. Batman is a very good one that i'd recommend to anyone. Try the local library or bookstore and have a flick through some and see what you like. I always find it really hard to find something I like, but when I do, it's completely worth it.

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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby JohnyHumf » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:10 pm

Mantis wrote:Been telling myself for ages that I'm going to start trying to get into more superhero style graphic novels, so I just ordered the first one for Marvel Civil War and the first Judge Dredd Complete Volume.

It really is a nightmare to try and find a decent entry point into superhero stuff. There's simply way too much. Other possible future purchases that I liked the look of in the store are 2000AD Rouge Trooper and the new DC Constantine run.


You might find yourself knowing a lot of the backstory to a lot of the characters already just through pop culture osmosis, failing that Wikipedia will give you decades worth of information in a few paragraphs. Personally I've mostly steered clear of any of the big Marvel or DC comics, for much the same reason I don't put any stock into the likes of Star Wars or Star Trek books: doesn't matter how much you read, doesn't matter what happens, it can all be undone by the next writer and rendered obsolete. Plus these comics are never ever going to fucking end man, sometimes it's just nice to be able to put characters to bed.

Having said all that, if you really want to there's torrents out there that collect every single issue of most of the bigger comics stretching all the way back to the fifties and sixties, so it exists if your completionist OCD won't let you jump in with the most recent story arc.

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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Mantis » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:48 am

That's exactly why I'd steered clear until now. All the best things come to an end and I'm aware that Marvel/DC comics are just going to go on and on because they're such a cash cow. The concept of the world/universe being destroyed over and over again and then magically fixed for it all to happen again irks me, it doesn't feel like there's any sense of permanence at all. That's why I like standalone things where people can die or there can be a massive world event and you know it actually means something.

That said, I'm going to try and read them as standalone titles in my head an try to ignore the long standing connection between each story.

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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Scrappy » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:39 pm

Check out the latest Humble Bundle. Some decent comics on it.

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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby JohnyHumf » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:55 pm

Mantis wrote:That's exactly why I'd steered clear until now. All the best things come to an end and I'm aware that Marvel/DC comics are just going to go on and on because they're such a cash cow. The concept of the world/universe being destroyed over and over again and then magically fixed for it all to happen again irks me, it doesn't feel like there's any sense of permanence at all. That's why I like standalone things where people can die or there can be a massive world event and you know it actually means something.

That said, I'm going to try and read them as standalone titles in my head an try to ignore the long standing connection between each story.


You might like to try reading Invincible if you fancy some superhero stuff, it's still ongoing after 100 issues, but it's one flowing story, no retcons or reboots, and in it's own self-contained wee universe. Check out The Walking Dead too, same writer, still being released.

As far as decent comics that have already been finished, grab Preacher, The Boys, Y: The Last Man, Buffy (if you liked the show), Sandman and Transmetropolitan.

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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Quietman » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:20 am

Mantis wrote:That's exactly why I'd steered clear until now. All the best things come to an end and I'm aware that Marvel/DC comics are just going to go on and on because they're such a cash cow. The concept of the world/universe being destroyed over and over again and then magically fixed for it all to happen again irks me, it doesn't feel like there's any sense of permanence at all. That's why I like standalone things where people can die or there can be a massive world event and you know it actually means something.

That said, I'm going to try and read them as standalone titles in my head an try to ignore the long standing connection between each story.


This is pretty much what I do with Marvel, I collect a few series TPBs like X-Force and Deadpool but most of the big events I'll just grab the TPB and wiki whatever I come across that I don't recognise. I did love Civil War though, bought quite a few of the other TPBs that fleshed out the other angles of the story.

Also, READ EAST OF WEST!
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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Scrappy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:31 am

The writers are doing an AMA on Reddit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2 ... series_in/

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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Quietman » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:39 pm

Ooh top find - Cheers!
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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Rossell » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:54 pm

So chaps, getting comics on Android. What to do? Dunno about using Comixology but the Kindle app looks alright but in my case (wanna be reading Transformers) they only sell the volumes rather then individual ones. What'd you guys do?
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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby JohnyHumf » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:29 pm

I use Perfect Viewer: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rookiestudio.perfectviewer Doesn't munch away at the battery, simple and easy to use, and fast as well. I don't actually buy the comics from the Play Store so I couldn't say what the selection is.

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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Scrappy » Thu May 15, 2014 5:15 pm

About half way through East of West. I really, really like it. Arty style is very nice and the World is interesting.

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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Quietman » Thu May 15, 2014 5:26 pm

Sigur Ros wrote:About half way through East of West. I really, really like it. Arty style is very nice and the World is interesting.


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Re: Comic Recommendations Thread

Postby Scrappy » Fri May 16, 2014 11:26 pm

Oh god. Vol 2 bought.

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