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  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited July 2012 Posts: 13,911
    What does that tell you about me, i've never been embarrassed to buy DG related items in shops. ;)

    Oh and there are a load of Bond references in the comics, both overt and subtle.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    My god, sir, you shouldn't be either! DG is great stuff. In fact, once I'm past my current Batman craze (which comes periodically), I intent to revisit this great franchise.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Good man, Dimi. I've never left the DG world. I pray that it wont be too long before we hear from Sydney and the team again.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    To be frank, this is the only thing I have in my collection, regarding DG. Be a good man and fill me on something. I presume there's more DG out there, so what am I missing? :)
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited July 2012 Posts: 13,911
    Ah, that's the original DG series (7 issues) collected. There's a numbered limited edition version of that which comes in a lovely hardback case with J Scott Campbells sketchbook. As for what other DG goodness awaits a searching Dimi:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danger_Girl#Danger_Girl:_Kamikaze

    ^ There was also an Oddjobs graphic novel as well, which isn't listed above.

    And if you're into collecting more than comics, there's also a PS1 game and 4 7" figures (Abbey, Sydney, Natalia & Major Maxim) & 2 12" figures (Abbey & Sydney).
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited July 2012 Posts: 23,659
    Okay, @MajorDSmythe, you gave me a incentive to check out the collected DG again. (Not that I need one ;-)).

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    Man, I LOVE this stuff. Hot girls, great comedy, action never drawn so well in a comic book. This is a James Bond fan forum, right? Well then everybody should read these comics!

    HUGE - HUGE recommend.

  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited July 2012 Posts: 13,911
    =D>

    Good to hear Dimi. Danger Girl is indeed highly recommendable to all fans of Bond, especially those fans of the more fantastical side of the Bond series, as that is where the Bond influences on J Scott Campbell come into play. With the Revolver series having reached it's 4 issue run, I do pray that we don't have to long to wait for more. Bear in mind that it's been 6 years since Back In Black. :-S

    I do think the film will happen at some point. But I fear the casting will be based more on who's flavour of the month and not who might be best suited to bring the characters to life. My dream cast would like like <a href="http://www.listal.com/list/danger-girl">this.</a>; With a robust budget to handle all the action, a Danger Girl film would be the perfect antidote to all the gritty action films of recent years.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    If Natasha Henstridge is Abbey, does that mean we can actually see Abbey naked? ;)

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited July 2012 Posts: 23,659
    STAR TREK SPOCK REFLECTIONS

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    Okay, this IDW project is pure fan service! I'm a fan of Star Trek TOS and the Star Trek films, and this comic series brings nothing but indulgence to my table. Building on great moments from such films as Generations and Wrath Of Kahn and slightly hinting at the J.J. Abrams film - this comic series was launched as part of the promotional campaign for Star Trek 2009 - I'm amazed at how genuine it feels. Seeing well-known characters from TOS, the films and TNG appear, puts a smile on my face. However, the story does travel to some sentimental corners of the Star Trek universe and I must admit to being touched by several panels.

    Should I recommend this? Only to those who appreciate Star Trek and are familiar with TOS and the films can this collection of loose fragments from Spock's life have any meaning. But, to those it will serve as a great read!
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    Has anybody read the Star Trek: Countdown series? The prequel to the 2009 film. I've always wanted to give that a try, but I'm not sure if it's worth my time or not.
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    The Shadow (88/89 series) just rereading it and still being charmed by its talent on the pencils. The continuation of the CHayin reboot of the character which in itself is rather grand..
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited July 2012 Posts: 23,659
    Has anybody read the Star Trek: Countdown series? The prequel to the 2009 film. I've always wanted to give that a try, but I'm not sure if it's worth my time or not.

    It is worth your time, sir. Trust me. 'Countdown', which I will re-visit one of these days, along with 'Nero', is essential reading IMO in order to fully comprehend what this whole history between Nero and Spock is all about and since that's the big set-up for Star Trek 2009 after all, I keep returning to it before I re-watch the film.

  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited July 2012 Posts: 13,911
    DarthDimi wrote:
    If Natasha Henstridge is Abbey, does that mean we can actually see Abbey naked? ;)

    Maybe bum a cheek flash here, or a side boob there, but not full on. Afterall, this is Danger Girl, not porn. ;)
    SaintMark wrote:
    The Shadow (88/89 series) just rereading it and still being charmed by its talent on the pencils. The continuation of the CHayin reboot of the character which in itself is rather grand..


    I wasn't that keen on the art in that series, I preffered The Shadow Strikes (89-92). I love the art in the current series by Dynamite too.
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    I like The Shadow strikes a lot too but in the process of rereading my Shadow comics due to the release of the new Dynamite series. Am looking forward to the first annual late September.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Batman: Tales Of The Demon

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    This volumes collects some of Denny O'Neill's earliest Ra's al Ghul's adventures. It's interesting to read them but don't expect too much. Though these 70s comics were a step above and beyond the 60s campy Batman, both in terms of seriousness and visual style, there was still a long way to go to where we are now.

    That said, it is believed that herein lies part of what inspired Goyer when he co-wrote the script for Batman Begins, so it's worth checking this one out.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    Frank Miller and Denny O'Neill are the two best Batman writers, period. I like reading graphic novels from all the writers, but I'm really excited when I read theirs. Somehow, they found what Batman was supposed to be.
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    Too bad Frank hardly gives an effort anymore and is an absolute racist prink.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Frank Miller and Denny O'Neill are the two best Batman writers, period. I like reading graphic novels from all the writers, but I'm really excited when I read theirs. Somehow, they found what Batman was supposed to be.

    I disagree.

    Alan Moore, Jeph Loeb, Grant Morrison and Paul Dini are all better story tellers, IMO, than O'Neil. Denny is good, don't get me wrong, but I wouldn't declare him the best Batman writer. ;-)
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    I liked "The Killing Joke", but I still prefer "The Dark Knight Returns" and the far superior "Year One". Jeph Loeb's stories never really got me interested, and I always thought he put out better work for Marvel than DC. Never read any Grant Morrison Batman stuff. Paul Dini did his best work on TV.
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    Read it just after watching (for the first time) the Buffy TVS 1992 Film.
    It's nice to see what Joss originally intended (something like the comic) and what they ended up doing (the movie).
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Has anyone read any of Dynamite's Jennifer Blood? My local shop had a few of the back issues in stock, but I couldn't decide whether to get them or not.
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    I've been reading more European comics than American comics this year. One title got my attention, Alpha. It's a beutifully, very realistically drawn graphic novel series, with a great international espionage plot.

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    The story follows Assia Donkova, a russian art gallery manager in search for Western talents to exhibit in Moscow. In Paris she meets Julien Morgan, an aspiring painter. We soon learn that this Morgan isn't all what she think's he is.

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    It's a bit like watching a realistic spy movie. Who can you trust? Why is Assia being followed? The story doesn't give away much early on, like many comics do, which is great.

    This is the first of three albums released so far, with the second story included in this album, really makes it four albums in English. I really hope Cinebook will publish all the albums, eleven in total (if not, I'll have to learn French, because I really like this one).

    Youri Jigounov, the artist, is currently the new artist of XIII, another french spy comic.
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    I hope to god I don't have to tell anybody here that XIII is a great series. It does start off a little Bourne Identity-ish, but after it gets going, it gets going. And then it ends.
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    I hope to god I don't have to tell anybody here that XIII is a great series. It does start off a little Bourne Identity-ish, but after it gets going, it gets going. And then it ends.

    And continues again.............. I like this comic.

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Have you ever played the video game? I truly enjoyed it. Its style was quite original.

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  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    I've always wanted to play the game, but alas, now the only way I'm gonna find it is Amazon. Every time I go to Gamestop, it's never there.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    The style of that game made it what it was for me. It felt very much like GoldenEye 64 and brought me back to the old days whilst playing it.
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    Hmmmm I wasn't aware of XIII the comic book..... /:)
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Hmmmm I wasn't aware of XIII the comic book..... /:)

    It's essentially a Belgian comic book, like Largo Winch, Tintin and Thorgal. In fact, one of the artists, Jean Van Hamme, worked on all of those except Tintin of course. Believe me when I say I'm very proud of these, being a Belgian myself. I'm especially a huge fan of Largo Winch. Wonderful series!

    One peculiar fact is that here (I don't know about elsewhere) they are published in a larger format than typical (American) comics. Not that it matters though. ;-)
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    One peculiar fact is that here (I don't know about elsewhere) they are published in a larger format than typical (American) comics.

    What do you mean, "larger format"? I thought they were the same size as American comics, but had 48 pages instead of 22.
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