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Old 09-07-2020, 03:45 PM   #421
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Yeah I actually didn’t follow my own tip and instead added a curated list of comics and story arcs I actually plan to read. I assume this is BLM related? What a great way to attract readers.

I like BP but only owned the MK complete collection vol 1. I probably never would have gotten around to buying most of the 100+ comics I added. Just too much content out there ahead on my wish list.

But who knows, maybe BP is my new favourite. Applies to kids too.
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Yeah I actually didn’t follow my own tip and instead added a curated list of comics and story arcs I actually plan to read. I assume this is BLM related? What a great way to attract readers.

I like BP but only owned the MK complete collection vol 1. I probably never would have gotten around to buying most of the 100+ comics I added. Just too much content out there ahead on my wish list.

But who knows, maybe BP is my new favourite. Applies to kids too.

I believe it's a tribute to Chadwick Boseman but I haven't seen an official statement from Marvel.
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DC Universe non comic book content is moving to HBO Max. The comics only service will be rebranded as DC Universe Infinite, and is launching in the USA in January, and supposed to be available internationally later in 2021, summer I think?

https://aiptcomics.com/2020/09/18/dc...erse-infinite/
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:10 PM   #424
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I just finished the Vision miniseries by Tom King. I’d heard it was great but was not expecting that at all. It’s wild and well worth a read.
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I just started reading Sex Criminals
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Old 09-23-2020, 03:58 PM   #426
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I just finished the Vision miniseries by Tom King. I’d heard it was great but was not expecting that at all. It’s wild and well worth a read.
Tom King has the market cornered on Marvel and DC prestige miniseries. It's a formula that works for him and his collaborators.

I went into an honest to god comic store today for the first time in quite a while. Picked up three trade paperbacks:

Heavy Vinyl: Y2KO!

It's 1999 and Chris is living her dream: working at Vinyl Destination by day and fighting for (musical) justice by night in the world's coolest teen girl vigilante fight club, and playing in a band during her free time. * When the girls enter a Battle of The Bands, they learn that the shadowy corporate masters of the music industry plan to destroy the fledgling world of digital music and blame it on Y2K.

I've enjoyed Carly Usdin's writing and she writes teen coming of age kind of stories very well. Plus I like the clean art style Nina Vakueva brings to the book.

The Old Guard Volume 2: Force Multiplied

When you’ve waged war as long as Andy and her squad, you’ve gotten your hands more than bloody. Now, the day has come to confront the sins of the past. But as Nile struggles to make peace with the team, the last person Andy ever expected to see again returns to challenge not only what Andy believes in, but what the team is willing to fight for.

I'm a noted Greg Rucka fan. I loved the original series that was adapted into the Netflix movie. I loved the Netflix movie that released earlier this summer. And I loved this sequel volume in the planned 3 volume story. Leo Fernandez has a cartoony style that takes getting used to. But this story and these characters are truly enjoyable.

Crowded Volume 2

After escaping a televised attempt on their lives and blowing past two million bucks in their REAPR campaign, Charlie and Vita abandon Los Angeles for the desert paradise Las Vegas in search of answers. But between the human debris of Charlie’s past and the well-kept secrets of Vita’s old life, the only thing less likely than Charlie and Vita surviving their REAPR campaign is them surviving each other.

I can't say enough good things about Crowded. The story is kinetic, the sight gags and art are tremendous, and the premise is not so close to home as to be eery or depressing (well, not too much).
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just downloaded some older Star Wars graphic novels.


Legacy 1 and 2



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That MK Black Panther by Chris Priest is top notch from 1998.

Also, paging Troutman. Or is he too old for digital?
I've got all the BP books (and Jungle Action in a hardcover). Priest's run is top notch.
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This might belong in the Watchmen thread but the story belongs in here. It's a great 5 minutes about comics and collecting.

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Old 10-02-2020, 07:22 PM   #430
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Grant Morrison wrote multiple episodes of the Brave New World Series that’s on Showcase. Neat.
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Reading some Batman I picked up a while ago. Cataclysm, Road to NML and No Man’s Land. All are the newer editions that include all the related titles.

I’m shocked at how good it is. The old adage that Marvel gets all the artists and DC the writers never seemed more true, for this era at least. Compared to something like Onslaught or any X-Men crossover for that matter or any Spider-Man crossover, it’s shocking. The art does kinda suck but man the writing is so much darker, story driven and well coordinated for such a huge crossover.

People dying, getting crushed, kids dying, people killing themselves. It’s just feels so much more grounded, despite some whacky villains, because it feels like it’s happening to a real city with real people. Marvel crossovers of this era always felt so detached and kid friendly.

Even compared to the highly rated Marvel crossovers, of the 80s/90s, like Mutant Massacre and, I hate to say it, AoA this is far superior writing in every imaginable way. Onslaught, AoA, Zero Tolerance etc all look amazing but they’re real thin on quality storytelling.

I’m 20 years too late but kudos DC. This is quality storytelling on a large scale.

Not that DC is perfect. Knightfall has all of the same downsides as the aforementioned Marvel crossovers. I didn’t even finish. It reeked of a mid 90s cash in where more attention was paid to the die cut wraparound foil enhanced holographic covers than the content. I also found Death in the Family to be pretty lame for such a massive storyline, albeit not a crossover.

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