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  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I actually got more of a Tim Sale vibe TBH. ;-) The Long Halloween sprang to mind.
  • oo7oo7
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    looks more like a neal adams to me
  • Most recent read:

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    Since I watched this video about the Death and Return of Superman



    I recommend everyone check it out if you haven't seen it because it's HILARIOUS and even features actual celebrities playing the characters (and having a blast doing it!)

    The video got me excited to check the trade paperback out, since I've owned it for years and probably haven't touched it in, well years.
    Man, this book hasn't aged well at all. It reeks 90's...

    The Justice League was so sad at this point in time- there were like NO cool members at all

    It didn't really get good until the final issue, when Superman gets some BLOOD on him.
    And, BTW, this reminds me of one thing I hate about Trade Paperbacks like this: one story + multiple artists! Most artists in the book are great, and then a couple are pretty lackluster.

    I'll still check out Funeral for a Friend and Reign of the Supermen next, but after this one, the bar is set pretty low.


    Makes me almost wonder if the 'New 52' universe will ever tackle the 'death of Superman' story- and give it a much needed update! This sucker is DATED
  • To get the hype going for the upcoming "Dredd" film I'm starting to read Judge Dredd comics, basicalyl starting fomr the very begining. So I bought and completed the Complete Case Files One in one sitting, and omg it was cheesy as hell... There's only a handfull of stories I really liked, the first fiew ones where he's just a cop out on the streets arresting crooks were fun and the one where he trains Rookie Judge Giant and Return of Rico were both badass! The rest, especially the Robot Wars and the Luna Marshal stuff was boring as hell. I really hope the second volyme is better.
    The good thing about volume one was that it was fun to see the eventual evolution of the suit, and the first version of it, before it changes into the big shoulder pads when he gets back from the moon, really is the superior suit I must say. I was sceptical at first on the look, but in like two stories I was completely sold on it! And also, even though alot of the stuff was as I said boring and cheesy, for some reason I couldnt put down the book... there was something in there that made me... not care about how bad some of it were... strange...
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    I'll still check out Funeral for a Friend and Reign of the Supermen next, but after this one, the bar is set pretty low.

    Funeral for a Friend has some touching moments (one of them being Batman watching the funeral from a rooftop, which I nearly cried when seeing for some reason), but Reign of the Supermen (also known as The Return of Superman) isn't as good as The Death. Better uses of its artists, but a somewhat lackluster story and a crappy reason for his rebirth (which I can't remember, I haven't read that book in so long).
    Makes me almost wonder if the 'New 52' universe will ever tackle the 'death of Superman' story- and give it a much needed update! This sucker is DATED

    I've been noticing that I haven't seen anything I really like in the New 52. It hasn't improved much, especially since it's only a half-reboot. If they wanted to attract new readers, they should have followed Marvel's example - keep your original universe, and create an alternate one that tackles new versions of the characters. Ultimate Marvel worked exceptionally well, so why couldn't an Ultimate DC?
  • oo7oo7
    edited September 2012 Posts: 1,068
    Anyone else checking out this?
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    http://www.mi6community.com/index.php?p=/discussion/3934/the-shadow-knows...#Item_1
    thread to chat about the shadow
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    SPYNEST
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    This one is for Bond fans!

    Spynest tells us the story of - get this - a young Ian Fleming as he operates during WWII alongside a sexy female spy to uncover the Nazi's latest secret weapon. It is highly fictionalised but rather funny nonetheless. I'm not sure if it's available in English though. I picked up a Dutch copy.

    The opening page is a real treat for us, Bond fans.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    ^
    I NEED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'LL LEARN DUTCH IF I HAVE TO!
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    oo7 wrote:
    Anyone else checking out this?
    1d_309328_2_TheShadowDynamiteEntertainment.jpg

    http://www.mi6community.com/index.php?p=/discussion/3934/the-shadow-knows...#Item_1
    thread to chat about the shadow

    Of course with the new annual about the released and a special up for release in December, the SHadow is back in comics.

    And if that is not enough we get Masks as 12 part series with a whole bunch of hero's from yore among them of course The SHadow.

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    ^
    I NEED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'LL LEARN DUTCH IF I HAVE TO!

    It's available in French too. ;-)

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    ^
    I NEED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'LL LEARN DUTCH IF I HAVE TO!

    It's available in French too. ;-)
    Oh boy, if they release a Gibberish edition, I am all over this!!!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    ^
    I NEED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'LL LEARN DUTCH IF I HAVE TO!

    It's available in French too. ;-)
    Oh boy, if they release a Gibberish edition, I am all over this!!!

    Fleming is the handcuffed guy. :P
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    Sanctum books - The Shadow magazine 64 - Death rides the Skyway & The Ribbon Clues
    Dynamite - The Shadow #5 & The Shadow Annual #1
    IDW- The Crow #4
    Boom - Steed & Mrs Peel #1
    IDW - Star Trek Next gen/ Doctor WHo #5
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    ^
    I NEED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'LL LEARN DUTCH IF I HAVE TO!

    It's available in French too. ;-)

    Why did I choose Spanish over French in school? It always come back to bite me somehow! :((
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    SaintMark wrote:
    Dynamite - The Shadow #5 & The Shadow Annual #1

    Same here, they're also the last comics I bought.

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    Posts: 28,694
    DarthDimi wrote:
    ^
    I NEED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'LL LEARN DUTCH IF I HAVE TO!

    It's available in French too. ;-)

    Why did I choose Spanish over French in school? It always come back to bite me somehow! :((

    STORY OF MY LIFE!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited November 2012 Posts: 23,737
    AKIRA

    BEST - MANGA - EVER!

    Akira, the animated film, jumpstarted my passion with Japanese anime, manga and Japanese culture in general. I immediately read the 6 volume manga and I've returned to that on a regular basis since.

    The manga is a stunner! The detail with which Katsuhiro Otomo has drawn every single panel is simply amazing.

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    As for the story, well, if you're into a highly dramatic and extremely violent fusion between sci-fi and fantasy, this is it. So much cyberpunk was inspired by Akira.

    I promise that once you start reading, you won't give up.

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  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited April 2013 Posts: 23,737
    THE UNCANNY X-MEN: issue 1 --> 66

    It took me a while but I've finally finished reading the very first couple of X-men years, the ones preceding the painful hiatus that ultimately lead to the Giant-Sized X-Men and the All New X-Men (which kicked off Claremont's popular runs).

    This is the 'old' material. A lot of the X-Men mythology had yet to be constructed (e.g. Magneto makes his appearance many times but there's no reference to him and Xavier ever being buddies when young) and some of the more popular X-Men, like Wolverine, Storm and Nightcrawler, are entirely absent at this point. The lack of modern comic book sophistication and the abundant campiness (at times) may conflict with certain readers' preferences. Also, we get some very busy panels in these comics, loaded with text balloons that spell out the obvious, making it hard labour sometimes to read through a single issue. But, for the record, I think it pays off to read these first 66 issues of the X-Men (and a couple of Avengers, Hulk, Spider-man... comics.)
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    At the urging of a friend, I just read the Killing Joke by Alan Moore. It was an increadable Joker story, and the art was stunning. I don't know why I have put off reading it for so long.
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    Currently reading:

    The Shadow
    The shadow year one
    Doctor WHo : prisoners of Time
    Jim Butchers Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin
    Masks
  • Nice to know I'm not the only comics fan in the Bond community! I urge everyone here to familiarize themselves with Jim Steranko's fabulous run on Marvel's Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the late '60s. A S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series is evidently in the offing, following on the heels of the hugely successful Avengers movie last year...and if you'd like to get a firm grounding on this lynchpin of the Marvel Universe, Steranko's landmark tenure on the series is the place to go!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Nice to know I'm not the only comics fan in the Bond community! I urge everyone here to familiarize themselves with Jim Steranko's fabulous run on Marvel's Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the late '60s. A S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series is evidently in the offing, following on the heels of the hugely successful Avengers movie last year...and if you'd like to get a firm grounding on this lynchpin of the Marvel Universe, Steranko's landmark tenure on the series is the place to go!

    Steranko is perhaps one of my favourite artists in the Marvel Universe. He had a couple of issues in the old X-Men series under his control and BOY! were they awesome. I love Claremont's take on X-Men, but he comes second.

    Anyway, time for another (short) manga:
    THE GRUDGE I & II

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    It really is a very unsettling, horrific manga, this. Not quite as frightening as the Ju-on films (no sounds in a book, mind) but effective nonetheless. Grudge fans should give it a try.


  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited May 2013 Posts: 13,927
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    I'm now branching out my 7th Doctor merchandise into comics, having bought the above today.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Looks like good stuff, @MajorDSmythe. You recommend it?

    I'm currently reading a whole lot more of Danger Girl myself.

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  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    Looks like good stuff, @MajorDSmythe. You recommend it?

    I'm currently reading a whole lot more of Danger Girl myself.

    Seeing a lot more cheek then usual. ;)

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    But it never happened to Roger Moore! :D
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
    edited May 2013 Posts: 16,338
    DarthDimi wrote:
    But it never happened to Roger Moore! :D

    Though it happened to Sean Connery. :))
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  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Zardoz is a wonderful film! :P It's sooooo crazy, I really love it. But yeah, there's a bit too much of Connery for comfort.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    Zardoz is a wonderful film! :P It's sooooo crazy, I really love it. But yeah, there's a bit too much of Connery for comfort.
    I need to see that film. :p

  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited May 2013 Posts: 13,927
    DarthDimi wrote:
    Looks like good stuff, @MajorDSmythe. You recommend it?

    I'm currently reading a whole lot more of Danger Girl myself.

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    I have not a good look as Nemesis Of The Daleks, yet. I haven't read any Doctor Who comics/graphic novels, let alone a 7th Doctor one, so i'm looking forward to diving right in.

    Ah, Danger Girl. The original 7 issue series is the best, but last years 4 issue Revolver mini series more than kept the DG torch burning.

    http://www.listal.com/list/danger-girl

    Created by yours truly, and infinitely better than the inevitable 'Hollywood' casting. :-\"
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