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Discussion in 'Books' started by Dr. Know, Dec 26, 2005.
I gave up on the comics a loooong time ago. Just so tired of the reboots...
Here's the second image that was released:
Wolverine looks to be taken over by X-23, and Logan will remain as Old Man Logan. Thing will be joining the Guardians of the Galaxy.
There are a lot more comics out there than just Marvel and DC.
That said I just read that Punisher will be in the second season of Daredevil on Netflix.
I hope it's the dark comedy part of the Punisher stories and not the crap from the film.
I've grown annoyed with the reboots and crossovers as well, however, there are other publishers that have stepped up.
Image and Vertigo are good places to start. Image has been consistently excellent for a while now, Vertigo has a great back catalog. One of their best titles, Fables, is finished/almost finished. Would highly recommend that one to start with.
Fables is brilliant. Good call.
And rightly mentioned on pages two, six, and seven of this thread. Had to do some serious necro-repping...
Have you read this? It's brilliant...
I try to push Fables on anyone that has an interest in reading. Along with a good chunk of Alan Moore's work.
Vertigo is by far my fav publisher.
Vertigo was my favorite publisher for a while, but lately it just hasn't felt the same to me. Is Suiciders really a Vertigo style book? Was it smart to take Constantine out from under the Vertigo banner? I don't think so, he's become bland.
I'd say that Image has started to overtake Vertigo with the quality stories.
I was annoyed they took Constantine out of Vertigo. Yes, he did start out in DC, but could they have at least kept him as who he is?
The new series first issue (Constantine: The Hellblazer) wasn't too bad, IMO. Had classic Hellblazer elements in there but it still felt like something was missing.
And yes, Image has been killing it as of late.
I thought the first issue of Constantine: The Hellblazer was ok, nothing great. I thought the artwork didn't feel right for the story, the characters eyes felt soulless.
Which do you recommend from Image?
Saga, Thief of Thieves, Criminal, and Southern Bastards are what I'm currently reading.
Greatest thing about Image is that a lot of big name creatives have been going over there. It's not just the company of Spawn and Liefeld anymore.
I recently got back into comics after a decade or so of not reading much of anything. I noticed there are a lot of great collected editions and hardcovers are really popular. The more I researched the more I realized there's a lot of amazing stuff out there.
I recently read; Uzumaki (first manga), Sweet Tooth (love it and cannot wait for the next one), Lost Dogs, Southern Bastards (excellent), Ronin, 47 Ronin, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, Last Ones (first foreign graphic novel and loved it), Private Eye, The Nobody, and Batman: The Black Mirror. I have enjoyed every single one of them.
I'm getting ready to read DMZ for the first time. I purchased the entire deluxe hardcover series. After that, I'll probably start on Chew. I just ordered the Smorgasbord Volume 1 edition. I have the first two library editions of The Goon waiting for me but I will hold off until more come out. Same with Saga, I'm holding the first deluxe edition until the run is complete.
If you like DMZ try some of Brian Woods other titles, especially Northlanders and Rebels. I would HIGHLY recommend Scalped as well as 100 Bullets.
If you like Jeff Lemire's stuff (Sweet Tooth) then give Descender a try, another creator owned series with Dustin Nguyen doing the artwork.
There are so many great titles out there. One of my favorites, ever, is Y The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn. His current book is Saga.
So the shit just hit the fan at D.C. Comics.
When we moved back in late 2011, my in-laws were kind enough to let me store a bunch of stuff in their attic. This past Saturday was "free comic book day" which got me thinking if my collection was packed away up there. Lo and behold, it was. Looks like I've got some inventorying and sorting to do ...
I've read the first Fables collection, but none of the others so far. My favorite books growing up were GI Joe and Captain America, not for the patriotic aspect but for the mostly realistic approach. I also enjoyed Daredevil but never got too far into it.
What is out there, especially from someone other than Marvel/DC that fits the bill of mostly realistic?
I love reading books and always free time
I started reading Boom! Studio's Power Rangers series. It's a fun blast-from-the-past type nostalgia read for me (I was a big fan of the TV show when I was younger).
you make me feel old. Now if you said Transformers, I would be right there with you.