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  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    NEONOMICON
    By Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows

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    Having just read H.P. Lovecraft's amazing story The Call of the Cthulhu and all his fiction predating Cthulhu's publication, I felt compelled to search for material based on the weird man's writings. And who better than another weird character, Alan Moore himself, could have thrown a macabre and fascinating Lovecraftian graphic novel in my lap?

    Neonomicon deals with many themes explored in Lovecraft's fiction but adds a very peculiar theme that is completely absent from his work: sexuality. Whereas Lovecraft seemed to shun every bit of sex from his tales, Moore and Burrows infuse their Lovecraftian tale with very explicit sex, almost to pornographic extents. While this may at first seem like a cheap way to draw our attention, I must point out that the theme of sex actually motivates the plot forward and reaches an interesting conclusion.

    The panels are clean and neatly drawn. The text is everything you can expect from Moore. The story is fascinating and especially delicious for, though no exclusively aimed at, Lovecraft's fans.

    Will I recommend it though? Well, I must admit I'm a bit hesitant. From the bottom of my heart, I do recommend it to people who share my interests, but if you're uncomfortable with several pages of unmistakable sexplicitation, I guess it might be wiser to just stick to Lovecraft's sexless horror tales.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Re-read some old THE PREACHER magazines. Any news on the plans to film this?
    It might be excellent if they get it right.

    Samuel001 wrote:
    Sam Mendes was once in line to direct a film of that but it never happened. An interesting fact if there ever was one.
    The film is not happening, but a tv series is being produced. Hope it airs on a channel I have access to. This could be really great!

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    @DarthDimi, have never seen Alan Moore go wrong with anything, have not read Neonomicon, though.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    The film is not happening, but a tv series is being produced. Hope it airs on a channel I have access to. This could be really great!

    It's going to be on AMC in the US. I don't know where abroad, but here in the US, it's AMC.
  • edited April 2014 Posts: 4,813
    Re-read RoboCop vs Terminator- true classic and would make a hell of a movie

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    Crossed vol 7. I think this series has run its course- the first three were good, but they slowly descended from clever horror into plain old shock value.

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  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    Had to call by my local comic shop this morning. So over the next few days, I will be reading:

    The Shadow #21
    The Shadow #22
    The Shadow #23
    The Shadow #24
    The Shadow: Year One #7
    The Shadow: Year One #8
    The Shadow: Now #4
    The Shadow: Now #5
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    Had to call by my local comic shop this morning. So over the next few days, I will be reading:

    The Shadow #21
    The Shadow #22
    The Shadow #23
    The Shadow #24
    The Shadow: Year One #7
    The Shadow: Year One #8
    The Shadow: Now #4
    The Shadow: Now #5

    Ah the good stuff. O:-) :!!

  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    SaintMark wrote:
    Ah the good stuff. O:-) :!!

    The Shadow & Danger Girl. :-bd Unfortunately, they didn't have Danger Girl: May Day #1 in stock.
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    SaintMark wrote:
    Ah the good stuff. O:-) :!!

    The Shadow & Danger Girl. :-bd Unfortunately, they didn't have Danger Girl: May Day #1 in stock.

    Still you have some good stuff to read nonetheless.

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    edited May 2014 Posts: 45,489
    <b>THAT YELLOW BASTARD</b> by Frank Miller

    First Sin City comic book I have read , not disappointed. Awesome how true to the story the film was. The cast was inspired too. Will definitely try to get hold of more, and roll on <i>Sin City-A Dame To Kill For</i>.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    That and The Hard Goodbye are the two best books. Hell and Back a close third.

    For me, I last read the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    edited May 2014 Posts: 45,489
    That and The Hard Goodbye are the two best books. Hell and Back a close third.

    For me, I last read the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude.

    Thanks for the recommendations!
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
    edited May 2014 Posts: 7,854
    After that, you should finish off the main books with the three Dwight stories A Dame to Kill For, The Big Fat Kill and Family Values (in that order) and then move on to the collection Booze, Broads, and Bullets. Personally, I'd read Booze, Broads, and Bullets before Hell and Back, because two characters introduced in those short comics are major characters in Hell and Back.

    The first Sin City was very faithful to the graphic novels, which gives me nothing but hope, in spite of some of the recasting, for the sequel.
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    Finished "the Shadow" series and started with the new Shadow in Moscow series and the new series are visually very good and holds a promise for the next 5 installments.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    That and The Hard Goodbye are the two best books. Hell and Back a close third.

    For me, I last read the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Prelude.

    So did I and I must say I was rather underwhelmed. How 'bout you, @Agent007391?

  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    You mean the Captain America prelude? Eh... Yeah.

    The first part is a rather poor adaptation of The First Avenger, that cuts off everything from the opening scene to the Stark World's Fair sequence, all of which was good material and would have worked fine in the adaptation. The writer, Peter David, is the same guy who actually managed to insert new scenes into the Iron Man adaptation he wrote four years ago, so I don't get what the hell happened.

    The Infinite Comic set between The Avengers and The Winter Soldier pretty much only existed to prove that the Zodiac vial that Agent Carter snagged in the Marvel One-Shot was still out there somewhere. I fully expected it to be involved in Winter Soldier, and it wasn't even mentioned.

    The reprinted material was pretty good, but, sadly, took up a good portion of the book. And I found it interesting that the issue of The Ultimates that they reprinted in a Captain America prelude just happened to be the issue that only has Cap on the last page.

    I was quite disappointed that the MCU comic Captain America: Homecoming wasn't reprinted in the prelude. It was published in enough time for it to be included. The same thing happened with the Iron Man 3 Prelude and Iron Man: The Coming of The Melter.

    I've got most of the other MCU collections, and so far, the only one I've been disappointed with is the Captain America prelude. It's pretty sad considering Winter Soldier has been the best film in the MCU so far.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Agreed on all accounts, @Agent007391. I actually quite liked the Thor-Dark Work prelude as well as the Amazing Spider-Man ones. I have three Iron Man MCU's in my collection but I have yet to read them. Too busy with X-Men at the moment. ;-)
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    The MCU comics are generally pretty good, considering they have to weave between the movies. Iron Man: Security Measures, Iron Man: I Am Iron Man!, Iron Man 2: Public Identity, Captain America: First Vengeance and The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week are probably the beset of the bunch. (Certainly my personal favorites.) I liked the other adaptations and preludes, though I have some issues with the Iron Man 3 Prelude (the artist draws Tony very strangely).
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    A collection of The Phantom stories by Lee Falk and Sy Barry from the 70s and 80s. The Falk/Barry run was easily the best.
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    Quick question for anyone who's read it:
    Does 'Batman: No Man's Land' ever get any better? I've had the first trade for years and liked the concept. Just yesterday I came across a fun little comic store that had many trade's on the 50% rack, so I thought what the hell and picked up volume 2.

    There are 5 total if I'm not mistaken, excluding 'Cataclysm' (the set-up for No Man's Land) - volume 2 was boring and the artwork was terrible. Should I bother getting the rest?
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
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    inFAMOUS, the interquel between the two PS3 games. Only read it if you've played the first inFAMOUS game, otherwise you'll be really confused.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I haven't read that one yet, @Master_Dahark.
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    edited July 2014 Posts: 28,694
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    I haven't read that one yet, @Master_Dahark.

    Me neither, but the concept has compelled me for years. I always had other purchases in mind whenever I came near a comic shop/book store that sold graphic novels, which unfortunately isn't often in my isolated area of residence.
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    Just read Demon Lord Camio. Nice one, very funny. The "hero" is a very chaotic demon lord coming to earth and messing things up. :)
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  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited July 2014 Posts: 23,737
    You like to read manga, @mirandafrost?
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    Actually not really, @DarthDimi. I'm very happy with my novels. But many friends of mine love them and they gave it to me because thay want me to become a fan, too. :D
    Didn't really work though... But nevertheless it was funny to read... :)
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I see, @mirandafrost. Too bad. I'm a bit of a manga fan myself. ;-)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Reread the first Comanche and Bruno Brazil albums. Greg was a master storyteller, and the artworks by Hermann and Vance respectively are also terrific.
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    Superman-Earth One Vol 1 and 2
    Superior
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    Make sure you read the Batman one as well! I especially lived what they did with Harvey Bullock!
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