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Re: The Funny Books: Comics news, reviews & reactions
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2011, 10:44:55 PM »
So, as a nerd who had been into and out of collecting comic books for decades now, any recommendations on series worth a darn?

If you can find it look for the all-ages mini-series Doom and the Masters of Evil.

Oh. My. God. Best comic in half a decade. Doom strolls in on a pack of third stringers, tells then they work for him and they need to follow his plans which will grant them greater power, and when they say 'uh, no..." he layeth down the smack. Follows their exploits afterwards as Doom's new lackeys. Brilliant, brilliant stuff. Because it's fun. Comics have been sorely lacking in fun.

http://marvel.com/comic_books/issue/23184/doctor_doom_and_the_masters_of_evil_2009_1
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Re: The Funny Books: Comics news, reviews & reactions
« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2011, 02:10:48 PM »
i could recommend a ton of stuff i used to work as the manager of my lcs for the past 10 years it really depends on what kind of stuff you like to read, supers, crime drama, sci fi, fantasy, etc, or tell me some of the tv shows you really enjoy and i can probably find something in that genre.

I've always enjoyed pulp adventure, crime, and espionage sorts of things. In terms of mainstream favorites aside from Shang-Chi, I'd say Batman, the Rocketeer (R.I.P. Dave Stevens) and Daredevil are up there. I really liked Morrison's run on JLA, too, though.

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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2011, 01:06:58 PM »
I've always enjoyed pulp adventure, crime, and espionage sorts of things. In terms of mainstream favorites aside from Shang-Chi, I'd say Batman, the Rocketeer (R.I.P. Dave Stevens) and Daredevil are up there. I really liked Morrison's run on JLA, too, though.

Stuff you might like
Atomic Robo, Tom Strong, Athena Voltaire very pulpy
Gravel a British SAS combat magician
Queen & Country best espionage comic ever
Modesty Blaise & James Bond newspaper strips reprinted in tpb form.
Iron Fist - matt fractions run is fantastic and really reinvents the character and makes him cool as hell.
Agents of Atlas the first mini series from a few years ago has a nice pulp vibe
The Losers from vertigo the movie of the same name is based on these.
Y the Last Man
Cap America brubaker's run has been pretty solid.

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« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2011, 08:11:03 PM »

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Re: The Funny Books: Comics news, reviews & reactions
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2011, 05:45:19 AM »
SVK

This is an experiment from Warren Ellis and BERG design. It's... interesting. Here's a bit of detail.
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« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2011, 11:03:49 PM »
So what does that mean? Are they making another movie?? Money hungry sons of guns..

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Re: The Funny Books: Comics news, reviews & reactions
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2011, 12:42:01 AM »
I'm writing a comic and Friday's cousin  is drawing it. We'll be passing it onto Image comics for the first round of reviews as soon as issue #1 is done.
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Re: The Funny Books: Comics news, reviews & reactions
« Reply #37 on: March 22, 2011, 12:56:02 AM »
I'm writing a comic and Friday's cousin  is drawing it. We'll be passing it onto Image comics for the first round of reviews as soon as issue #1 is done.

Awesome. Best of luck!
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Re: The Funny Books: Comics news, reviews & reactions
« Reply #38 on: March 22, 2011, 12:58:55 AM »
SVK

This is an experiment from Warren Ellis and BERG design. It's... interesting. Here's a bit of detail.

Following up on this...

Also, check out these awesome Fonographics covers for a wide variety of classic funny books. Sweet, no?
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Re: The Funny Books: Comics news, reviews & reactions
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2011, 02:22:01 PM »

Stuff you might like
Atomic Robo, Tom Strong, Athena Voltaire very pulpy
Gravel a British SAS combat magician
Queen & Country best espionage comic ever
Modesty Blaise & James Bond newspaper strips reprinted in tpb form.
Iron Fist - matt fractions run is fantastic and really reinvents the character and makes him cool as hell.
Agents of Atlas the first mini series from a few years ago has a nice pulp vibe
The Losers from vertigo the movie of the same name is based on these.
Y the Last Man
Cap America brubaker's run has been pretty solid.

Sounds good! I've already gotten a Losers TPB and I plan on trying to find some Queen and Country collections.

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« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2011, 10:15:38 AM »
I don't know why I forgot about this, but another Warren Ellis book that's available as TPB's or you can read it for free online.

http://www.freakangels.com/?p=23

It's a strange story about 12 kids that were born at the same time and they all have some powers, and may or may not have caused the end of the world. It's got a steampunk/post-apocalyptic feel to it. If you like some Warren it's definitely worth checking out. It's probably my 3rd favorite comic of his behind Transmetropolitan , and Planetary.

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« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2011, 06:08:15 AM »
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Re: The Funny Books: Comics news, reviews & reactions
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2011, 08:22:18 AM »
It came up in the movie thread that Captain America didn't use guns until this new movie.  Why the heck did he not use them?  I recall him not using them in comics way back when, and I've always thought it was somewhere between silly and stupid.  What was up with that?
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Re: The Funny Books: Comics news, reviews & reactions
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2011, 02:39:18 PM »
It may have been a violence thing. Punching Nazis in the face is one thing, but shooting them is a whole different level.
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Re: The Funny Books: Comics news, reviews & reactions
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2011, 03:24:22 PM »
I blame Batman, Superman, and people who didn't want kids immitating Cap and shooting folks.