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I'm always looking to get into a new series or pick up a new trade or graphic novel. Let's talk comics.

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FoodStampDavis
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Hawkeye 2012 is just solid all over. It's funny, it's fast-paced, it's tongue-in-cheek, and it does things (like the "Pizza Dog" issue) that are really inventive. The artists for this one switch off, but both have really great styles.

jeffreyg
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East of West is amazing, Saga is amazing, and Jake just lent me Thief of Thieves and it's pretty rad

FoodStampDavis
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Nowhere Men is probably the favorite among the series I currently read regularly. These are dense, intricate books, so I'm not gonna get into what it's about too much (the basic conceit is "What if science was as big as rock n roll in the 60's," but that's WAY simplified). Check it out.

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jeffreyg said:

East of West is amazing, Saga is amazing, and Jake just lent me Thief of Thieves and it's pretty rad

I've been wanting to check out East of West. I've avoided Thief of Thieves because I sort of hate Robert Kirkman lately.

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I too would like to know what people are reading. Made my first trip to the comic store in 30 years the other day and was too overwhelmed. I did pick up Sex Criminals though.

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I dig Satellite Sam a lot. It gets criticized for being too into TV production lingo and for having too many characters and being too convoluted... all that is true, but I really like it. The convoluted stuff is at least now starting to clear up in issue 4. The art is fucking fantastic, though.

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Torakamikaze said:

I too would like to know what people are reading. Made my first trip to the comic store in 30 years the other day and was too overwhelmed. I did pick up Sex Criminals though.

Sex Criminals is the next on my list. That's the other favorite of mine, currently. Matt Fraction is all home runs for me lately.

Sex Criminals is laugh-out-loud funny. I'm super pumped to see what is coming up in that book.

Did you pick up #2? I spent a lot of time looking at all the awesomely hilarious details in the porno store panels.

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I've had to really cut down on my weekly comic pulls because it was getting a bit crazy but my top faves at the moment are Saga, East of West, Deadpool, Thor: God of Thunder, X-Men, New Avengers, Trillium, Sandman Overture, Fatale, Thief of Thieves, Revivial, Sex Criminals, Supurbia, Suicide Risk, and BPRD: Hell on Earth.

I check this site every Wed and create my pull list ComicList

Tomorrow I'll be snatching up: Coffin Hill #2 Constantine #8 Deadpool #19 Thor God Of Thunder #15

FoodStampDavis
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I also like Hit. It's just a four-parter and they are already through 3. It's a fun noir story. I'm a sucker for crooked cop stuff. I had also never seen the art of Vanesa Del Rey before, but I'm already a big fan of her. This book is gorgeous.

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foodstampdavis said:
jeffreyg said:

East of West is amazing, Saga is amazing, and Jake just lent me Thief of Thieves and it's pretty rad

I've been wanting to check out East of West. I've avoided Thief of Thieves because I sort of hate Robert Kirkman lately.

I kind of hate him too... but like most of his projects he really has little to do with it :)

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wearecareful said:

I've had to really cut down on my weekly comic pulls because it was getting a bit crazy but my top faves at the moment are Saga, East of West, Deadpool, Thor: God of Thunder, X-Men, New Avengers, Trillium, Sandman Overture, Fatale, Thief of Thieves, Revivial, Sex Criminals, Supurbia, Suicide Risk, and BPRD: Hell on Earth.

I check this site every Wed and create my pull list ComicList

Tomorrow I'll be snatching up: Coffin Hill #2 Constantine #8 Deadpool #19 Thor God Of Thunder #15

Yeah, I've got to limit my purchases. I've been cutting back on cigarettes and just dumping that money into comics again, ha.

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Superior Spiderman has been a sick story arc so far. Doc Ock in Spidermans body is a really interesting read.

FoodStampDavis
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I've been buying all the Batman Black & White, too. Those are always fun to look at even when the stories suck. #1 had one of the worst things I've ever read anywhere. It was a dream sequence where Batman was a decaying, walking corpse that couldn't help people with their foreclosures, unemployment, or other economic problems. Then he would turn into strapping, strong Batman when trying to stop a bank robbery or whatever. Then, back to corpse when he couldn't help a poor man trapped in the red tape of the legal system. Waaaaaaaank. It was the most heavy-handed, hammy thing ever. It's worth a read just to laugh at, actually. It's enjoyably terrible.

And, as usual, the art was great.

FoodStampDavis
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wearecareful said:
foodstampdavis said:
jeffreyg said:

East of West is amazing, Saga is amazing, and Jake just lent me Thief of Thieves and it's pretty rad

I've been wanting to check out East of West. I've avoided Thief of Thieves because I sort of hate Robert Kirkman lately.

I kind of hate him too... but like most of his projects he really has little to do with it :)

I've heard nothing but good things. That must be because he isn't writing it. ha

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foodstampdavis said:

Hawkeye 2012 is just solid all over. It's funny, it's fast-paced, it's tongue-in-cheek, and it does things (like the "Pizza Dog" issue) that are really inventive. The artists for this one switch off, but both have really great styles.

I picked up the first one of these but then fell off, I'll try to get back into it. I like Hawkeye as a character.

FoodStampDavis
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I really can't stress enough that everyone needs to be reading Nowhere Men. Plenty of time to catch up on the first 6. #7 doesn't come out til January, I think. The bitch of this series is they go quite a while between issues, however you see where the time goes.

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dnice25 said:
foodstampdavis said:

Hawkeye 2012 is just solid all over. It's funny, it's fast-paced, it's tongue-in-cheek, and it does things (like the "Pizza Dog" issue) that are really inventive. The artists for this one switch off, but both have really great styles.

I picked up the first one of these but then fell off, I'll try to get back into it. I like Hawkeye as a character.

The first few are almost one-shots. It gets a bit more serialized after 5 or 6. I just love the writing so much and love Hawkeye as a character, too. The whole "what he does when he's not an Avenger" conceit is fun.

The Pizza Dog issue is all done without dialogue. It's through the perspective of the dog, so the story is told the way a dog might put things together. It has great use of iconography and is an issue you can look at for hours and still piece things together. I'm excited to go back to it once more of the overall story of the series unfolds.

FoodStampDavis
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You guys read anything digitally? That was how I read Nowhere Men for the first 3, but I've moved to hard copies for that.

Other than that, all I read on Comixology is Batman '66 with my kid. ha.

And I'm no anti-digital snob. I actually pick up a lot of trades and collected editions that way. Certain artwork really looks amazing on the iPad.

PeculiarTiffany
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I really love the new Hawkeye comics, so good. I'm really enjoying Guardians of the Galaxy as well. I have stacks of Thor, Adventure Time, MLP, Bravest Warriors and some other stuff lying around... need to read those.

Do you read Mouseguard at all?

chuckpcomics
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batman new 52, and black and white. the strangers. superior spider man. uncanny x men. vaptian America vol 7. infinity. thanos rising. and this... I met mark waid and chris samnee! so cool! and a buttload of other comics but these are great

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chuck p comics said:

batman new 52, and black and white. the strangers. superior spider man. uncanny x men. vaptian America vol 7. infinity. thanos rising. and this... I met mark waid and chris samnee! so cool! and a buttload of other comics but these are great

I've been wanting to read the whole Joker-with-his-face-cut-off storyline of New 52. They just get too crazy with their crossovers and such that it's too hard to keep up. I'll pick up the trade eventually.

I picked up Amazing X-Men #1 last week and that was the first X-Men I'd read in ages. It did make me want to check out others, though, as it was a lot of goofy fun.

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foodstampdavis said:

I really can't stress enough that everyone needs to be reading Nowhere Men. Plenty of time to catch up on the first 6. #7 doesn't come out til January, I think. The bitch of this series is they go quite a while between issues, however you see where the time goes.

Wish we would reprint Becky's shirt making robots is easy

PeculiarTiffany
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I've always wanted to read Maus, but haven't yet.

Mouseguard is really awesome and the art is beautiful. It has its own lore and a great story.

jeffreyg
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TP of Nowhere Men 1-6 comes out next week. I'll buy it :D

wearecareful
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There are collections I reread every year:

Sandman 100 Bullets Watchmen Preacher Transmetropolitan Invisibles The Dark Knight Returns Planetary The Filth The Boys

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also not sure if any of you read any Manga but I really dig

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FoodStampDavis
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wearecareful said:

There are collections I reread every year:

Sandman 100 Bullets Watchmen Preacher Transmetropolitan Invisibles The Dark Knight Returns Planetary The Filth The Boys

I re-read Watchmen, TDKR, and Long Halloween every year.

FoodStampDavis
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jeffreyg said:

TP of Nowhere Men 1-6 comes out next week. I'll buy it :D

Do it.

It's like Watchmen in the sense that it includes a lot of excerpts from fake books and biographies and magazine articles and advertisements. It really makes you feel like it's a fully-formed world and makes the characters very real.

olie!
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I need to get back into comics again

Goto75
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Just finished the Gotham Central series. The focus is on the cops with B-man only as a side character. Good stuff.

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Goto75 said:

Just finished the Gotham Central series. The focus is on the cops with B-man only as a side character. Good stuff.

I have the first volume of this but still haven't finished it. I really dig it, just one of those books I always seem to be reading halfway through before something distracts me and I forget about it for another 6 months.

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I've gone back to the Marvel Civil War from 2007 at the moment. Just putting it out there, it's not as fun reading comics on your computer.

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foodstampdavis said:
Goto75 said:

Just finished the Gotham Central series. The focus is on the cops with B-man only as a side character. Good stuff.

I have the first volume of this but still haven't finished it. I really dig it, just one of those books I always seem to be reading halfway through before something distracts me and I forget about it for another 6 months.

Hopefully you will make it all the way some day :D

Nowhere Men is now number 1 on my comic shopping list!

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foodstampdavis said:

I've read Maus, is it like Maus? Remember Maus?

I have been meaning to pick this up for years and (no joke) found Maus I and II in the alley behind my apartment the other day. One of my best finds to date.

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foodstampdavis said:

I've read Maus, is it like Maus? Remember Maus?

I have been meaning to pick this up for years and (no joke) found Maus I and II in the alley behind my apartment the other day. One of my best finds to date.

They are excellent. It was required reading when I was 4th grade.

Like, at school I mean.

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I bought Daytripper a while back. It was poetically written and beautifully illustrated. The abnormal structure and great art make it definitely worth reading.

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Goto75 said:

Just finished the Gotham Central series. The focus is on the cops with B-man only as a side character. Good stuff.

Such a great series! It had the honor of being the most critically high rated comic and yet the worst selling comic at the same time.

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Prophet is the only monthly I follow.

if that doesn't get you to read it then I don't know, man. written by Brandon Graham (of King City) and drawn by your three new favorite artists, Farel Dalrymple, Giannis Milonogiannis and Simon Roy. and the colors are #1. each artist has their own story they draw out and worlds collide in later issues and it's the best thing.

there's also SF which is my favorite running thing right now.

I just reminded myself that I need to pick up #3.

that's about it for me, as far as ongoing stuff. I wanna pick up Pretty Deadly too. everything else I read are all over the place.

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Imma back up Hawkguy

IDW's Transformers (More Than Meets The Eye and Robots in Disguise) are both really really good, even if you know almost next to nothing about Transformers

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do it mike it's ace it's by Kazuo Umezu, I've read a few of his manga and they're all rad, the drifting classroom is my favorite it's so weird good

it's like lord of the flies in the twilight zone

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melmike said:

anyone read Gaiman's Sandman series?

I havne't. Friends have basically said "meh" to me about it.

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foodstampdavis said:
melmike said:

anyone read Gaiman's Sandman series?

I havne't. Friends have basically said "meh" to me about it.

same.

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