Comic Book Chatter

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Re: Comic Book Chatter

Post by Craig » October 23rd, 2018, 11:26 am

Stanshall wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 9:58 pm

Was coming to this thread to specifically say that I've started Akira, finally. It has such a tremendous sense of place and the colour palette is magnificent. The anime is obviously wonderful but this is something else. I'm genuinely thrilled.
I’m reading the black and white version. I had a look at the colour version but I genuinely preferred this one (and being able to pick it up used at literally a 3rd or the price helps!)

You’re totally right about the sense of place. I think it’s because the characters aren’t constantly talking about *future things* on behalf of the reader. They just seem to live in the world.

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Post by Alex79uk » October 30th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Anyone going to watch Titans on Netflix? Just saw the trailer and it looks pretty good! Better than Gotham, anyway!

EDIT: I couldn't wait for the UK release and watched it via more nefarious means. Holy shit the first episode was awesome!

I'd wondered if it would be something I could watch with the kids. Ten minutes in Robin is breaking bones and blood spraying everywhere. Coupled with the "Fuck Batman" quip after the fight, no, it's not something I can watch with the children!

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Post by duskvstweak » October 30th, 2018, 9:48 pm

Ha, yeah. I don't have the DC app and the darker DC stuff tends not to work for me. But, I have a friend who watched the pilot and he enjoyed it for the most part and it already got renewed for a second season!

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Post by DomsBeard » October 30th, 2018, 10:55 pm

Well if they have seen the success of Daredevil for Marvel and are copying that template that is fine with me.

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Post by duskvstweak » October 31st, 2018, 4:21 pm

I've just finished the Magneto series by Cullen Bunn. It was fantastic half the time, bogged down by Marvel events the other half. But, when it was allowed to be it's on thing, it was this grim, Punisher-like story of old man making life worse for those who hurt mutants. Magneto is at a lower power level during most of the run, so the small, nasty things he does with metal made me grimace once or twice...

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Post by Pitwar » November 1st, 2018, 1:35 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Anyone going to watch Titans on Netflix? Just saw the trailer and it looks pretty good! Better than Gotham, anyway!

EDIT: I couldn't wait for the UK release and watched it via more nefarious means. Holy shit the first episode was awesome!

I'd wondered if it would be something I could watch with the kids. Ten minutes in Robin is breaking bones and blood spraying everywhere. Coupled with the "Fuck Batman" quip after the fight, no, it's not something I can watch with the children!
I'm a huge fan of the Titans, and to say this new series totally misses the point of the characters is an understatment.

It's just dark and gritty for the sake of it, and while yes many old Titans tales do have their dark aspects, they were never done in a way that makes the premise so adult.

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Post by Alex79uk » November 1st, 2018, 1:47 pm

Hmm, yeah it does seem excessive for the sake of it as you say, still enjoyed the first episode though.

I'm not really that familiar with the Titans, having only ever read The Judas Contract myself.

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Post by Alex79uk » November 5th, 2018, 7:05 pm

Just finished the Nightwing New 52 run. Really enjoyed it, he's such a great character. I've never read any of his books outside of his appearances in Batman, so it was a nice surprise. May go back and check out some earlier titles.

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Post by Alex79uk » November 6th, 2018, 2:23 pm

Having never really been a fan of crossover events and actively disliked the handful I've read (Final Crisis? Final Shitesis more like, right??) I've always avoided them.

However, a throwaway line at the end of Nightwing New 52 has caused me to feel the need to read DC's Forever Evil event. Of course, when I looked in to it, this meant I had to start with Trinity Wars, so I'll be doing that.

I'm kind of looking forward to getting to know some of DC's major players better, since as I've mentioned before I've only ever really bothered with the Bat.

It's had a decent reception it seems, anyone else read it?

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Post by DomsBeard » November 6th, 2018, 2:41 pm

Pretty sure I have bought and read Forever Evil and have it sat somewhere at home. Hang on will check....

Yes I have and I did enjoy it would recommend.

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Post by Alex79uk » November 8th, 2018, 6:01 pm

Thanks - that's gone on the back burner just whilst I work through the Legend Of The Dark Knight series from 1989 onwards. Some awesome story arcs - Shaman, Gothic, Prey and Venom. All absolute classics!

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Post by duskvstweak » November 8th, 2018, 7:27 pm

Alex79uk wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Thanks - that's gone on the back burner just whilst I work through the Legend Of The Dark Knight series from 1989 onwards. Some awesome story arcs - Shaman, Gothic, Prey and Venom. All absolute classics!
I just read Prey this summer, it was great! The Scarecrow story right after, not so much, but it all works out to be an entertaining story. Actually, I read that, Batman and the Monster Men, and Strange Apparitions all next to each other and it was the most Hugo Strange has ever been in my life!

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Post by Alex79uk » November 12th, 2018, 7:34 pm

Stan Lee dies, aged 95. A true legend and a hero, one of the most inspirational and visionary writers of all time, and a genuinely heartfelt thank you for all the incredible stories you gave the world.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46186552

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Post by duskvstweak » November 13th, 2018, 9:45 pm

Yeah, that was a rough way to start out the week. I still submit his original run on Amazing Spider-Man is fantastic and very readable today.
My first memory of him is playing the 2000 PS1 version of Spider-Man and his narration going along with the game. He was just great at infecting you with his own enthusiasm.

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