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Post by Alex79uk » August 24th, 2015, 3:07 pm

Anyone read Batman '66? I've read a few now, they're quite fun, and (obviously) remind me of the golden age stories from the really old comics I've recently read.

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Post by Pitwar » August 28th, 2015, 1:53 pm

Alex79uk wrote:Anyone read Batman '66? I've read a few now, they're quite fun, and (obviously) remind me of the golden age stories from the really old comics I've recently read.
I've not read them myself, but I know some people who have and they say nothing but good things.

A friend of mine is a huge Green Hornet fan so loved the crossover issues they did featuring him.
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Post by kappisun » August 29th, 2015, 2:18 pm

2000AD was my thing, in now subscribing to the Dredd mega collection & have to say been very impressed so far, loving having all classic stories & ones I've not read in one collection

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Post by Alex79uk » September 5th, 2015, 5:22 pm

I'm trying to find some new (not necessarily NEW new, just new to me) stuff to read. Non superhero, preferably. I think I've read - or am reading - most of the considered 'greats', like Transmetropolitan, Preacher, Y The Last Man, Sandman etc etc, but I'm struggling to find anything I can really get in to that I've not read already. I'm about 1/3 of the way through the entire Fables run and I'm really loving that at the moment, I'd never read much of it before but it's really very good.

Any suggestions will be appreciated and investigated :)

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Post by ratsoalbion » September 5th, 2015, 5:25 pm

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Post by Alex79uk » September 5th, 2015, 5:29 pm

I'd never heard of it - it looks interesting, cheers Leon :)

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Post by Flabyo » September 5th, 2015, 6:31 pm

Pretty much anything by Brian Wood. Try DMZ for something pretty topical...

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Post by JaySevenZero » September 6th, 2015, 11:07 am

Flabyo wrote:Pretty much anything by Brian Wood. Try DMZ for something pretty topical...
Agreed, I have a bunch of Brian Wood stuff from the early 2000's like the excellent CousCous Express and Channel Zero but found some of his later works like Supermarket were sadly lacking the spark that his earlier stuff had.

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Post by Pitwar » September 7th, 2015, 11:40 am

Alex79uk wrote:I'm trying to find some new (not necessarily NEW new, just new to me) stuff to read. Non superhero, preferably. I think I've read - or am reading - most of the considered 'greats', like Transmetropolitan, Preacher, Y The Last Man, Sandman etc etc, but I'm struggling to find anything I can really get in to that I've not read already. I'm about 1/3 of the way through the entire Fables run and I'm really loving that at the moment, I'd never read much of it before but it's really very good.

Any suggestions will be appreciated and investigated :)
Give Prez a go, it's a really unexpected great new book from DC. Only 3 issues in so really easy to catch up on. Based on what you already like I think you'll dig it.
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Post by Alex79uk » January 11th, 2018, 1:38 pm

I've got massively back in to reading comics over the last few weeks. I always have done but I'll go a while without reading then try to put more effort in.

I started re-reading The Sandman series which is still amazing, as well as trying to finish off the Batman New 52 run. I've started on the Planet Hulk/World War Hulk saga now which is excellent - never been in to Marvel but enjoying this and hoping it'll pave the way for more reading.

Anyway, what I'm asking is does anyone know of any pirate comics or graphic novels? Comics are written about almost everything you can think of but I've never come across any piracy stories.

Anyone aware of any good ones? Ta!

EDIT: Also, apologies to everyone who left a reply above! I can see now I didn't respond to several of them at the time, how rude! Sorry :oops:

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Post by DomsBeard » January 11th, 2018, 3:46 pm

I had no idea there was a comic book thread!.

I started collecting every issue of Rebirth when DC had that reboot in early 2015. I have every issue one and rebirth issue they released. I have carried on reading single issues of Green Lanterns, Aquaman, Batman, Batwoman and Batgirl. I have the full set of Batman, Batgirl and Batwoman's New 52 run (Batgirl is the best by far)

I'm not really into Marvel but I am currently reading and enjoying Avengers v Xmen.

I need to go and get Saga volume 8 from my local indie comic book store. I'm still gutted one of my favourite characters was killed off in volume 7.

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Post by Alex79uk » January 11th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Cool, I'm going to start on the Rebirth run once I've finished New 52. I only collected the Batman book, but I have all of them - the only complete collection I own other than Sandman.

My sister lent me the Saga 1-3 TPB's, and I really want to get in to them but haven't had a chance yet.

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Post by DomsBeard » January 12th, 2018, 3:30 pm

Saga is amazing.

Green Lanterns is my favourite rebirth run. Never been a GL fan (I don't read the Hal Jordan version). It is based on two new lanterns

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Post by KYUSS » January 13th, 2018, 10:35 am

Started the Batman run... The war of riddles and jokes. So far it’s excellent. I bought the trade paperback on ComiXology for about £3 in the sale.

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Post by Alex79uk » January 13th, 2018, 11:30 am

That's the Rebirth book 4 right? How does Rebirth compare to the New 52 run? I've always loved Batman, but New 52 came along and blew me away with the quality of the stories, they really reignited a series which some might say had become a little stale, and in Death Of The Family we saw what I believe was frankly the most psychotic, terrifying Joker the series has ever seen.

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Post by KYUSS » January 13th, 2018, 1:26 pm

I don’t know to be honest mate. I dip in and out when I hear about great arcs or runs.

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Post by DomsBeard » January 13th, 2018, 10:52 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
January 13th, 2018, 11:30 am
That's the Rebirth book 4 right? How does Rebirth compare to the New 52 run? I've always loved Batman, but New 52 came along and blew me away with the quality of the stories, they really reignited a series which some might say had become a little stale, and in Death Of The Family we saw what I believe was frankly the most psychotic, terrifying Joker the series has ever seen.
Really enjoyed volume 1 the others are so so. I have issue 30 onwards to read so I am mid way through volume 4. I am way behind in my reading!

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Post by Alex79uk » January 22nd, 2018, 2:34 pm

EDIT: Also started From Hell again. It's incredible.

EDIT 2: Bollocks, managed to delete my whole original post! Oh well... :oops: :twisted:

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Post by KYUSS » January 22nd, 2018, 3:15 pm

Do you guys know about the Humble Bundle deals that pop up now and again?
They are excellent value and some of the money goes to charity.
It’s a brilliant way to buy digital comics.

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/fan- ... hic-novels

This is the latest bundle.

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Re: Comic Book Chatter

Post by Alex79uk » January 22nd, 2018, 5:28 pm

Oh wow I had no idea that was a thing, thanks!

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