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The Comic Book Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by ParaChomp, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. ParaChomp

    ParaChomp be your own guru

    Mods, if this thread becomes popular enough, mind making it the "Official" Comicbook Tread?

    Lately my taste in Japanese media has been dying (bar video games) so I brought it up while taking to my friend. She said her taste in it has died too but she has filled the void with an interest in American comics. I took her advice and went to my local comic shop and reinvigorated my love for comic books which has caused me to make this thread. Anyways, here are
    1. all standard forum and entertainment section rules

    2. no versus arguments like DC vs. Marvel or Deadpool vs. Carnage, personal preference is fine but don't go overboard

    3. discussion about foreign comics like Tintin and the Smurfs is fine however this forum has an entire section devoted to Japanese comics so no talking about those (though bringing up a non-Japanese comic that got a Japanese adaption is legal)

    4. no fan art

    5. newspaper comics are fine

    6. discussion about adaptions (old and new) is fine but don't go too deep into them, if wish to; make your own tread about the show, movie, or video game

    7. no posting illegal streams or scans

    8. play nice and have fun
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  2. LordLucario21

    LordLucario21 Pokemon Veteran

    Well I am looking forward to picking up the final Deadpool issue which is written by Daniel Way. It is bittersweet though because Way wrote Deadpool like he should be, off the wall crazy. But unlike what many people think, the comics still have a good central story. I am worried/curious to see how the new writers handle the character.
  3. Okay, I give this 2 weeks TOPS. But anyways...

    Can somebody tell me what Red Hood is all about? My parents got me "Red Hood and The Outlaws" Vol. 1 for my birthday instead of the JLA. >__>
  4. Skiks


    Just read the Ultimate Line from Marvel. I really recommend that for anyone trying to get into american comics and likes superheroes. Ultimates 1 and 2 will blow your mind if you do not spoil yourself. Ultimate Spider-Man is still one of the best runs on comics to date.
    Red Hood is about Red Hood getting a band of misfits together to have awesome Sci-Fi Adventures. It's really just an acquired taste and not everyone will like it.
  5. Yep, this is a dead thread.
  6. ParaChomp

    ParaChomp be your own guru

    Indeed, didn't work out as well as I hoped...
  7. SmartD

    SmartD Well-Known Member

    Here's a topic: What comics have you read?

    I've read:
    American Splendor: Another Day
    Superman: Emperor Joker
    Darkwing Duck comics from BOOM! Studios
    Invincible: Family Matters
    The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus
    Green Lantern Emerald Twilight - New Dawn
    Batman and the Mad Monk
    Bartman comics
    Comics from Free Comic Book Day

    There are other comics I read, but these are the ones I remember.
  8. LordLucario21

    LordLucario21 Pokemon Veteran

    I've read:

    Scott Pilgrim 1- 6
    All Star Batman and Robin 1-6
    Deadpool MAX
    Pretty much all the more recent Deadpool comics from 2008 onwards
    New 52 Batman Court of owls storyline
    The Venom series
  9. I've read:

    Green Lantern: Secret Origin
    Red Hood and The Outlaws: Vol. 1 Redemption
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (IDW)
    Teenaage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Original)
    Raphael Micro Series #1

    That's about it.
  10. ParaChomp

    ParaChomp be your own guru

    insert collection of Japanese comics here (I'm aware I'm breaking my own rules and doing so purposely)

    Carnage U.S.A. (Dear God, if you see this, pick it up. By the way, does anyone know any other awesome titles with Clayton Crain as the artist?)

    Deadpool omnibus 1 - 2 (I have omnibus 4, Monkey Business but I can't read it since my aunt bought me the third Deadpool omnibus for Chirstmas)


    Spider-Man: Back in Black 1 (I own 2, don't worry)
  11. Sid87

    Sid87 I love shiny pokemon

    What comics have I read EVER? Or recently? Because my cumulative comic collection over my life would be somewhere around 7000-8000 issues. Unfortunately, I lost the vast majority of those after college due to some personal problems in my family.

    Nowadays I stick to buying collected trade volumes. Individual issues just cost too bloody much to buy on anything resembling a regular basis. Anyway, some of the best titles/runs I can remember in my list:

    Savage Dragon (This title started going downhill around issue 100, but for a while, it was the best damn title available)

    Hellboy (the movies aren't bad, bit they have VERY LITTLE to do with the books, which are not nearly as super-hero-ish as the movies would have you believe)

    Ultimate Spider-Man (I quit reading when they killed Peter for good, but until then, this was the best title Marvel published in ages)

    Uncanny X-Men, the entire Chris Claremont original run (covers about #100-#300)

    Flash (my favorite era was the Geoff Johns/Scott Kolins era, which was about 160-200)

    52 (the 52 issue mini series that DC had following, I think, Infinite Crisis)

    Spectacular Spider-Man (the original J.M. DeMatteis run in the 80's-90's)

    Kingdom Come (DC miniseries that not only got me back into comics after I'd quit for a few years in high school, but also got me into DC for the first time ever)

    Batman: The Long Halloween and Batman: Dark Victory (Long Halloween is better, but DV is the follow up, and both are damn good. I love Time Sale's eccentric art style)

    If I put some thought into it, I can come back later with more. :)
  12. Zazie

    Zazie So 1991

    My favorites that I have read are:

    DC Comics:

    Booster Gold (2007 series)
    Blue Beetle (2006 series)
    Justice League International (1987 series)
    Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E.
    Static (1993 series)

    A lot of manga (I would mention them but people would have a cow here and no one posts in the manga section)

    There's a bunch more I haven't gotten the chance to check out properly however, so this is a pretty small list.

    I just got into superhero comics last year, though since then I already managed to mostly quit. I only currently read Batwoman and pick up the occasional trade of older stuff. (like the Impulse trade coming out next year)
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  13. ParaChomp

    ParaChomp be your own guru

    There is a thread for that.

    Glad to hear I'm not alone.

    Ooh, I forgot to mention the many of Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes (middle school phase) collections I have along with ever printed book of Herge's Tintin (grade school phase and they're all in French so if I ever lent them to you, I doubt you'd understand a word).


    Mods, can you change the name of the thread to "The Comicbook Thread"?
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  14. Thomas Elliot

    Thomas Elliot I AM HUSH

    Since my little thread was closed and it was so blatantly pointed out to me that another thread existed.

    Little background on myself, I am a huge comic book fan. I blame my dad who bring home copies of comics with the covers ripped off for me to read.
    Since I grew up overseas, not much besides X-Men, Batman and Spider-Man was available to me, so that's what I read.
    When I moved to the States my comic book hobby exploded into an addiction, I was at the comic shop every weekend, had my bags and boards with my longboxes.
    I dropped off the scene for a long time but re-reading some of Grant Morrison's JLA got back into it and I have been a DC guy ever since then.
    Thankfully, Batman has had some great back to back writers and artists, with Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee's Hush storyline being my absolute favorite. (Hence my name guys).

    Anyway, where I live there I have found virtually no good shops and I know even fewer comic fans personally. So here is hoping we can discuss comics and topic relevant to the industry.

    I am curious as to how the fans read comics nowadays? I have been seriously thinking about picking up a tablet to read comics. I have a bookcase full of trades from Marvel and DC (I am pretty much a superhero guy).

    Anybody been to any conventions??
  15. Zazie

    Zazie So 1991

    I went to DC (the place not the company) comic-con for the two years it appears to have existed. The first time I had to sit at the table as a specialguest the whole time, and the scond time it was really just a big dealer room.

    As far as reading comics on a tablet, I don't do it, but from my experience the comixology app is pretty cool and instead of displaying it solely by page, it does it by panel/text box.

    I have quite a few friends that read comics, but it's all batman or green lantern. It makes me feel a little wierd because I prefer the B and C listers myself. (Booster Gold, Iron Fist, Batwoman, etc.)
  16. Skiks


    So Amazing Spider-Man 700 is out and
    Peter is dead and Doc Ock is now in his body. Doc Ock is now the new Superior Spider-Man unless they are pulling a fast one on us.
  17. Sid87

    Sid87 I love shiny pokemon

    Wow, a vague rip-off of Kraven's Last Hunt. Awesome.
  18. WTF? Ugh, comic book logic is now gone.
  19. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    It's... not, though.

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012
  20. ...I don't know actually, lol.

    On a side note, shall we talk about Man of Steel Trailer #2?

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