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Re: Comix Thursday
« Reply #180 on: March 20, 2011, 05:36:01 PM »
I didn't read anymore Northlanders after issue one. 
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Re: Comix Thursday
« Reply #181 on: March 20, 2011, 05:54:01 PM »
What I really want is another Transmet. That's got to be my favorite series of all time.

In fact, I might start reading it again!

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Re: Comix Thursday
« Reply #182 on: March 20, 2011, 09:38:22 PM »
You should! I've re-read it twice.  In fact, he should resurrect it.  There's got to be some ideas bouncing around in his skull.  It only takes a long afternoon and a six pack. 

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Re: Comix Thursday
« Reply #183 on: May 18, 2011, 09:20:25 PM »
School me on the Wildstorm Universe. Do I want to read Authority? Do I start with one of the other series? What's good, what isn't?

Or is it all emo crap? I like the offshoots like Global Frequency and Planetary and so on.

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Re: Comix Thursday
« Reply #184 on: May 19, 2011, 01:20:50 AM »
I have no idea.  When I first got into comics Wildstorm was made up of bitchy people who'd been abused by Marvel who were writing X-Men rip-offs, and I've carried that mentality all the way into adulthood even though I probably shouldn't have.  But I don't really read superhero books much anymore, so it doesn't matter. 

You should be reading Butcher Baker: the Righteous Maker!
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Re: Comix Thursday
« Reply #185 on: June 03, 2011, 10:40:38 AM »
http://blastr.com/2011/06/dc-reboots-every-superher.php

DC's rebooting their entire line this summer to better part us from our money.

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Re: Comix Thursday
« Reply #186 on: July 27, 2011, 05:44:59 PM »
I've been reading the Tor reviews of the DC Universe reboot issue ones, which start rolling out at the end of August. I had this idea that I could be a "modern age" comic fan and start reading all these antique characters as if they were just starting out...which is kinda sorta the point of the reboot.

Sadly, though, Tor has been methodically tearing each one apart. Not out of some loyalty to the past several decades and continuity, but in that the characters and stories have been cleaned up. Good lowest common denominator family fun. Nothing dark, nothing questionable. Bland nonsense meant for the masses.

It's turned me off what I figured would be a grand autumn project (since I've turned my back on 50% of the shows I've been watching).

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Re: Comix Thursday
« Reply #187 on: July 28, 2011, 12:03:13 AM »
Man.  It's a real shame that an attention grabbing ploy directed at 14 year olds didn't take with you. 

I need to just send you a thumb drive full of comic sweetness.
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Re: Comix Thursday
« Reply #188 on: July 28, 2011, 12:14:07 AM »
Like you've been promising for the last two years, hooker?

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Re: Comix Thursday
« Reply #189 on: August 02, 2011, 12:54:08 AM »
Oh, okay, so I finally read the little blurbs about each one.  Not any reviews, just the synopses...A few DO pique my interest....

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ANIMAL MAN
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN and DAN GREEN
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Buddy Baker has gone from “super” man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? Find out in this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist).
Just because it's Jeff Lemire writing.

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DETECTIVE COMICS

Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and RYAN WINN
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

DC’s flagship title is relaunched for the first time ever, with new Batman adventures from acclaimed writer/ artist Tony S. Daniel! A killer called The Gotham Ripper is on the loose on Batman’s home turf – leading The Dark Knight on a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Not a lot of info here, but a reboot of this long-wayward major Batman title is necessary.  If not now, at some point in the future.

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MEN OF WAR #1
Written by IVAN BRANDON
Art by TOM DERENICK
Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV

On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

On the ground and on the front lines, a young, headstrong soldier known as Joe Rock assumes command of Easy Company – a team of ex-military men turned contractors. Will they survive the battle-scarred landscape carved by the DCU’s Super-Villains? Find out in this explosive new series from Ivan Brandon (Viking, DOC SAVAGE) and Tom Derenick (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!
Not expecting a lot out of a war comic from DC (versus Vertigo), but giving Sgt. Rock new life is an interesting idea.

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SWAMP THING


Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

On sale SEPTEMBER 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

One of the world’s most iconic characters has returned to the heart of the DC Universe, and every step he takes will shake the foundations of the Earth! Alec Holland has his life back…but the Green has plans for it. A monstrous evil is rising in the desert, and it’ll take a monster of another kind to defend life as we know it!
Not sure when the last time they tried to do something new with Swamp Thing was.  This could just be a re-introduction for the inevitable movie four years from now, or a real new lease on the character.  I'll at least give the first ish a try.

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SUICIDE SQUAD

Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by MARCO RUDY
Cover by RYAN BENJAMIN

On sale SEPTEMBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

They’re a team of death-row super villains recruited by the government to take on missions so dangerous – they’re sheer suicide! Harley Quinn! Deadshot! King Shark! Defeated and imprisoned, they’re being interrogated about their mission – and about who’s pulling the strings behind this illegal operation. Who will be the first to crack under the pressure?
I know the payoff won't be anywhere as near as exciting as that premise sounds, but it does have me salivating just a little bit.

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BATMAN
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Variant cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Be here for the start of a new era for The Dark Knight from writer Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM) and artist Greg Capullo (Spawn)! A series of brutal killings hints at an ancient conspiracy, and Batman learns that Gotham City is deadlier than he knew.
Greg Capullo drawing Batman?  That news alone got my motor running.

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WONDER WOMAN

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG

On sale SEPTEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The Gods walk among us. To them, our lives are playthings. Only one woman would dare to protect humanity from the wrath of such strange and powerful forces. But is she one of us – or one of them?
Truth be told, I've never been interested in Wonder Woman at all.  But I put this here because a)Brian Azarello writes and b) seems to be more of a focus on her Olympian-ness, not as a chaser of bank robbers.  Probably a good move.
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Re: Comix Thursday
« Reply #190 on: August 02, 2011, 10:49:06 AM »
I've been reading old Swamp Thing this summer. I just got the collected works form the original Len Wein/Bernie Wrightson run after being blown away by the first few parts of the Alan Moore stories.