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Post by xXLoss_of_ControlXx » 03 Jun 2007 18:16

Didnt know this thread existed.

I'll start off with the manga i have, i bought most of these when i was 13 or 14:

Love Hina #1-14(I have the entire animate series too)
A.I. Love you #1-4

American stuff:
1st issue of the second series of the Man-Thing(1979), says it was 40 cents on the cover.

I'm a pretty big fan of Iron man but i only have like 10 comics:
1st issue of "Heroes Return- Invincible Iron Man" 1998
Last issue of "Marvel Team-up"
1st &2nd issue of Iron Man 1996, when hes got that kick-ass Prometheum armor(signed by the cover artist)
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other than that i have a couple other Marvel comics that i dont think need to be posted.
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Post by Muffinman » 04 Jun 2007 04:34

Hey, was that Whilce Portacio on Iron Man? I really liked that Heroes Return thingy. Umm... I really, really liked the pencillers on X-Men and FF around that time, but their names completely slipped my mind... they had a similar style. Oh, Carlos Pacheco... and.. the other guy..

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Post by xXLoss_of_ControlXx » 25 Jun 2007 14:58

Erik Chan wrote:Hey, was that Whilce Portacio on Iron Man?
Yeah!

I have recently acquired:
-Ultimate Iron Man #1-3. Can't find anymore, think theres only 5 though.(amazing so far)
-#4,4(variant cover),5,6,7,8,9,11 of Iron man Vol.2. Can't seem to find #3 or 10, love this series but I've noticed that the characters sometimes aren't well proportioned.
-Web of the Scarlet Spider #1
-Reprint of Tales of Suspense #39 (where tony stark become Iron man)

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So does anyone know much about Xmen:Age of Apocalypse? Cause I'm confused as to if there is an actual series of AoA. When i was researching it there are 33 issues i found, but the problem is it starts with X-men:Alpha and theres only one issue in that series, then there's: Amazing xmen, Astonishing xmen, factor x, Gambit and the xternals, and stuff like that that arent actually named Xmen:AoA, but they tie into the story line.
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Post by Muffinman » 25 Jun 2007 20:04

Yeah, I have most of them.
There are 4 books for each title, drawn by a different artist.
Then there is X-men Alpha, which opens the story (all 4 issues of each title happen simulatneously, basically), and X-Men Omega which concludes it all. I was thinking of getting the collections, but I don't like most of the artists. Joe Madureira's X-Men is wicked, of course (he's my favourite artist!), Steve Skroce's X-Man (I think he did X-Man? Maybe not..maybe just after AoA, when he got his own title). I don't have alpha, but Roger Cruz did Omega, in his Joe Mad ripoff style, so I like that one too. And the stories are kinda cool -- Weapon X is cool, obviously. My memory of Wolverine in AoA is really grungy and feral. He's missing a hand!

Oh, The Generation Next was really cool too, by Chris Bachelo (whom I also quite like, though his style was quite different back then).They really did some awesome stuff with the Generation X kids there :)


Actually, yeah, AoA was really cool. It was all about Blink and Morph!

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Post by xXLoss_of_ControlXx » 26 Jun 2007 09:59

yeah, theres this comic book store that sells back issues 6 for $5(and theyre in plastic sleeves with carboard!). They also have a corner of complete sets, which is where I saw a few Xmen:AoA sets.
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Post by Zeke » 27 Jun 2007 19:25

Sleeves & cardboard is pretty standard for most shops. If you're not into buying all the individual book$ you can collect the 4 trade paperbacks (multiple issues combined into one big book) or see if you can find anyone seeding the series as a torrent. They can be in .pdf (need acrobat reader) or .cbr or .cbz files in which case you'll need to install CDisplay or another compatible progam to view the files.

I recently downloaded Frank Millers' 300, V for Vendetta and even a handfull of drawing tutorials. Pretty cool.
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Fast & the Furious
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Post by Muffinman » 27 Jun 2007 21:19

Hey. that's illegal!!..

One Christmas I asked for a whole bunch of carboard backings and sleeves -- like 200+ of each. Then shortly after I stopped reading monthly comics and now I have a bunch sitting, unopened, that I have no use for :? The cardboard backings take up a lot of room.. I think I may have always used the wrong side too... there was like some special anti-acidic side, or something... I just used the side that lookde prettier.



I've been reading Masamune Shirow's Orion as bathroom material. It's my favourite of his books -- so good. I don't have anything at the moment that I am really excited about, although I am excited to read Akira again -- man is that good! It's so daunting, though. I will get hooked into the 1200+ pages if I start. I also want to finish Batman Dark Victory some time, and read some more of Essential X-Men #2.

I haven't bought books for along time, and I feel proud for not spending money :) I guess the majority of my money is going to footbag lately.



EDIT: I spoke too soon.
I'm bored at work and got a notice email from Amazon saying that I could preorder Gunsmith Cats Burst #2. I ended up JUST ordering a handful of books:
-Gunsmith Cats Omnibus Vol. 2
-Gunsmith Cats Burst #1
-Chris Bachelo X-Men collection
-Blade of the Immortal #17
(The last two were to push me up to free shipping, which they always trick me into... and I'm always a few dollars short, having to order more. Ha!) I made sure that they were all in stock, so I should get them in a few days! Woo!

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Post by Pengu » 28 Jun 2007 13:09

I've been reading and a bunch of sappy romance comics because I'm a sucker for that stuff.

I doubt anyone else is interested since it's a sausage fest in here filled with tastes for dark humour and samurais, but Mars by Fuyumi Soryo is SOOOOO good! I just cry cry cry. I recently read all 15 volumes again for my first time since I was 16. It's still fantastically sappy! <3

Maybe it'd be up Marita's alley. Judging by your wall of hearts, maybe you'd like it too Erik.
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Post by Eskimo Joe » 29 Jun 2007 07:06

I never read comics. But I just recentlyinvested a few dollars into the Marvel comics series of Stephen King's Dark Tower Series. I have read all the books multiple times and find it is the best story in the universe.
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Post by Muffinman » 04 Sep 2007 19:01

I just ordered some new books, that I'm very excited about. There are a whole bunch of pre-orders that I want to make too, but I think I might just wait until the books are released...
I'm particularly excited about Akira Club!!
(And the Adam Warren books.. and Tellos)

Bone: Stupid, Stupid Rat-Tails (Jeff Smith)
Gen 13: Superhuman Like You (Adam Warren)
Gen 13: Meanwhile (Adam Warren)
Livewires: Clockwork Thugs, Yo Digest (Adam Warren)
The Art Of H.P. Lovecraft's The Cthulhu Mythos
Akira Club (Katsuhiro Otomo)
American Virgin Vol. 1 (Becky Cloonan)
American Virgin Vol. 2 (Becky Cloonan)
Tellos Gargantua (Mike Wieringo)
Ronin (Frank Miller)



Some of the books I'm waiting for are:
-Uno Tarino (first book in new Ashley Wood artbook series??)
-Doomed Presents: Ashley Wood
-D'Airain Aventure (Ashley Wood)
-Complete Metal Gear Solid 2!!! (Ashley Wood)
-Zombies Versus Robots collection (Ashley Wood)
-East Coast Rising Vol. 2 (Becky Cloonan)
-American Virgin Vol. 3 (Becky Cloonan)
-Empowered Vol. 2 (Adam Warren)
-Scott Pilgrim Vol. 4 (Brian O'Malley)
-JOE MADUREIRA'S ULTIMATES 3!!!!!! ( http://www.joemadfan.com/plugins/p17_im ... es/403.jpg )

Comics!!!
I read on some online comics news website semi-recently that Mike Wieringo died :( That is so sad. I really liked his stuff too. http://www.mikewieringo.com/



me, before wrote:I really, really liked the pencillers on X-Men and FF around that time, but their names completely slipped my mind... they had a similar style. Oh, Carlos Pacheco... and.. the other guy..
Salvador Larocca!!

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Post by Muffinman » 05 Sep 2007 18:08

Mike Oeming's "The Mice Templar" looks super cool!!


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Post by Zeke » 16 Jan 2009 22:20

I'm really getting into the work of Marko Djurdjevic. I can see why he's Zac's favorite artist at the moment. His characters look dynamic, but not exaggerated to the point where they are too cartoony. They're believable, but not to the point where they're too realistic, stiff and posed (like Alex Ross). Love the the angles he uses on his designs too. Like the image below, it just looks like they they're all going to tumble off the page.

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BTW, has anyone watched these animated films?
Ultimate Avengers - I love how all the characters have some kind of personal problem that effects the group some how. Last fight was pretty cool
Batman Gotham Knight - Kevin Conroy's bat-voice > Bale's
Superman Doomsday - what was with Supes' face
Hulk vs.Thor - ok
Hulk vs. Wolverine - I thought Deadpool stole the show


Back to comics, Hulk Gray had to be one the most entertaining reads of all time. In the first half of issue #5, Sale and Loeb give Hulk more depth and personality than the dozens of books I've read previously on the character. I really like their take on the Hulk visually. Stocky, powerful build vs the 12 foot tall body builder frame I see sometimes

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Asmus wrote:Something completely differnet is Cheech Wizard by Vaugh Bode.
A great comic with a really strange mainperson and some really funny small stories.
My brother used to have a bunch of these
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Great characters. Actually, I may still have these in a box somewhere...
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Red
Fast & the Furious
The Green Mile
Children of the Corn
There Will be Blood

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Post by iandoig » 24 Jan 2009 17:52

anyone into "the walking dead"? or "battle pope"?
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Post by Muffinman » 25 Jan 2009 13:23

I haven't read those, but I've heard of them.

I think I will have to check out Hulk Gray now too. I like Tim Sale a bunch. I wasn't suuuper thrilled with his and Loeb's Batman books... can you tell me how different the Hulk book is? Also, have you read their Catwoman book? Is it any good? (And Superman for All Seasons)

I think some of the best books I've read were "Akira" by Katsuhiro Otomo, and "Lone Wolf and Cub" (though I never finished it) by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima. Both recommended to me by Mike Faille (http://www.mikefaille.com)


Here's my updated collection list. If you figure an average price of $25 per book (probably more like $30), this comes to $6025 @____@

Alex Ross (Wizard Millenium Edition artbook)
Akiko 1
Akira 1-6
Akira Club (hardcover)
American Virgin 1-2
Appleseed 1-4
Appleseed: Hypernotes
Appleseed: ID
Art of Hellboy, The (hardcover)
Ashley Wood Artbooks: Grande Finale
Ashley Wood Artbooks: Sencilla Fanta
Ashley Wood Artbooks: Sencilla Finale
Ashley Wood Artbooks: Uno Tarino
Ashley Wood Artbooks: Dos Tarino
Asterix 11,13,25-29,31
Avigon
Batman: Child of Dreams
Batman: Dark Victory
Batman: Hush 1-2
Batman: Long Halloween, The
Battle Chasers Collected Edition 1
Black Magic
Blade of the Immortal 1-19
Bone 1
Bone: One Volume Edition
Calvin and Hobbes, The Complete (box set; hardcover)
Channel Zero: Jennie One
Crimson 4
Cybersix 2,12
Danger Girl: Odd Jobs
Danger Girl: Ultimate Collection, The
DC Vault, The
Death: The Time of Your Life
Deity Collected Edition 1
Dirty Pair, The: Fatal bu not Serious
Dominion
Dominion: Conflict 1: No More Noise
Domu
East Coast Rising 1
Daredevil: Wake Up
Dracula (Becky Cloonan)
Dragonball 33-34
El Largo Tren Oscuro
Empowered 1-3
Essential X-Men 1-2
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
Flight 1
Fountain, The
Foxtrot, Wildly
Frankenstein (Frazer Irving)
Gallows Noose, The
Gen13: Meanwhile
Gen13: Superhuman Like You
Ghoulash (Sam Hiti artbook)
Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell 1.5
Ghost in the Shell 2
Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told, The (X2)
Gunsmith Cats 1,2,6
Gunsmith Cats Burst 1
Gunsmith Cats Omnibus 1-4
Hard Boiled
Hellboy 1-8
Hellspawn: The Ashley Wood Collection
Heroes (911 memorial artbook)
Hobbit, The (David Wenzel)
Hopeless Savages: Ground Zero
Icon (Frank Frazetta artbook)
I Feel Sick (issues 1-2)
Incredible Hulk, The 1 (hardcover)
Johnny The Homicidal Maniac: Director's Cut
Justice 1-3
Kabuki: Images 2
Kingdom Come
Livewires
Lone Wolf 2100 1-3
Lore 1-2
Lost at Sea
Marvels
Marvel Vault, The
Maus 1-2 (box set)
Metal Gear Solid, The Complete
Metal Gear Solid, The Complete: Sons of Liberty
Mice Templar 1 (hardcover)
Minis [,Becky Cloonan's]
Mythology (Alex Ross artbook)
Nightmares and Fairytales 1
Oh My Goddess 1,5,6,18
Orion
Patlabor 1-2
Piano Tuner, The
Picture Bible, The 1-6
Pixu 1-2
Pokemon 1
Popbot Collection 1-2
Powers 1-9
Pulp Hope (Paul Pope artbook)
Record of Lodoss War 1-3
Romp
Ronin
Rose
Rough Work (Frank Frazetta artbook; hardcover)
Savage Dragon: Team-Ups
Scott Pilgrim 1-4
Scud The Disposable Assassin: Whole Shebang, The
Sharknife 1
Shortcomings
Sin City 6
Slop: Analecta
Something at the Window is Scratching
Sparrow: Ashley Wood (hardcover)
Sparrow: Kent Williams (hardcover)
Squee's Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors
Star Wars Manga: The Phantom Menace 1-2
Star Wars Manga: A New Hope 1-4
Star Wars Manga: The Empire Strikes Back 1-4
Star Wars Manga: Return of the Jedi 1-4
Star Wars Underworld: Yavin Vassilika, The
Steampunk 1-2
Tabloid-sized Alex Ross: Batman: War on Crime
Tabloid-sized Alex Ross: JLA: Liberty and Justice
Tabloid-sized Alex Ross: JLA: Secret Origins
Tabloid-sized Alex Ross: Shazam: Power of Hope
Tabloid-sized Alex Ross: Superman: Peace on Earth
Tankgirl: Gifting, The
Tellos Colossal 1 (hardcover)
Tiempos Finales 1
Tintin (20 books)
UncannY X-Men, The (B&W pocket paperback)
Uncanny X-Men, The: New Age, The: First Foursaken
Uncle Sam
Understanding Comics
White Devil
Witchblade Collected Edition 8
Witching Hour, The
World War Robot
X-Men: Mutant Genesis
X-Men: Visionaries: Joe Madureira
Zombies VS Robots Complete
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241 graphic novels




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My bookshelf

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Another 2 shelves of old single issues.

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And another half-ish shelf of stuff.



...I really like comics!

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Post by eustoma » 10 Feb 2009 19:32

8O 8O 8O 8O

20 issues of tin tin??!!
I'm jealous
shortcomings is good
you should check out craig thompson
I don't know if anyone mentioned him yet
bad writing, but I love his inks

and what book numbers are included in the bone volume thingy?
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Post by Muffinman » 11 Feb 2009 14:50

Yeah, he did Blankets, hey? I read that. It was good, and yeah, I like his inks too :)

The giant Bone book is.... ALL OF BONE. It's 1300~ pages (and only cost, like, $30 CAN! -- cover price is $50 USA). Before he started colouring, though. Though, those smaller coloured volumes I have in my school library (I'm a librarian) and the binding is terrible, so that the pages all fll out over not too long a time.

The only thing about giant books is the weight and inconvenience. For instance, Blankets was pretty big, and I was reading it on the go (it ocuiped my entire bag). When I first got the giant Bone book, I dropped it because it was so heavy (and the cover got all bent up), and my Complete Calvin and Hobbes hardcover books each weigh, like, literally 7 pounds each (there are 3 books), so... I've barely touched them (they're also hard to get out of their box-set box).

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Post by daLai » 13 Feb 2009 06:08

I am going to start my first graphic novel next week: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. It's on the top 100 novel list of TIME magazine, which I found impressive, because it's the only graphic novel on the list.
Perhaps I'm not into comics, because I've never read any....I'm very excited though
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Post by eustoma » 13 Feb 2009 12:36

^^good choice
I'm not surprised either, it's a good book

after that, if you're into super hero type things, you should check out Kingdom Come
WONDERFUL art
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Post by Muffinman » 13 Feb 2009 21:46

I didn't like the drawings in Watchmen which always made it difficult for me to get into the story until, like, halfway through (though the story IS great). But Kingdom Come is another really highly-acclaimed book where the art and story are equally touching. It's hard to find really good books, because 80% of them are terrible like in movies and books and every other art form :? I wouldn't recommend most of the books I have to a first-timer (unless they're also in it for the pretty pictures).

Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" is another really highly-acclaimed book that I would recommend. I haven't read much of it because it's all random artists, and most I don't like. But I wouldn't be surprised if Neil Gaiman is on that top 100 list, or Sandman even for that matter.

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Post by Asmus » 21 Apr 2012 03:01

Reliving this old bad boy.

Just got done reading Brandon Graham's "King City".
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I really enjoyed it. Alot of fun little details where you can sense that he is having so much fun doing comics. Also intertextuality works so well in comics.

Here is a good interview with him about it:
http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php ... on_graham/

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