Been switching between DC and Marvel. I always thought that New 52 was just crapped on because fanboys don't like change but yeah. It's not great. I think the only volumes I've enjoyed thus far are Action Comics, Batman/Superman, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Blue Beetle, Justice League Dark, Aquaman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. Here's hoping Earth 2 is a more enjoyable read. I've heard very good things about it and I enjoyed the On the Marvel front: Christopher Priest's Black Panther is a weird, insane, crazy work of utter genius, Marvel Knights is an underrated Street Level story, Sentry has no business being near as good as it is, Marvel Boy by Grant Morrison is just an amazing story, Just started the Punisher with Welcome Back, Frank and that's just wonderful.
Update DC: Earth 2 and Worlds' Finest are wonderful, strange beasts. Marvel: Garth Ennis' Punisher gets that Punisher is a monster and treats him with the correct amount of horror. The addition of copycats with HOA Man, the serial killer, and the overzealous communist hammer the point in. Daredevil: Yellow is a eulogy for Karen Page and an absolutely heartbreaking one at that.
Having subscribed to Marvel Unlimited for the last 18 months, I’ve been using comicbookreadingorders.com/ to read Marvel’s output from 2000 to date. It’s taking a while, I’m now up to late 2007. Loving it.
Blacksad Volume 4. I am just absolutely in love with the art. Plus, always quite nice to read some gritty noir detective stories. Also started on Autumnlands which also has anthropomorphised animals as main characters but completely different genre- fantasy. Started off quite interesting and got me hooked.
i read hawkman`13 and 14 this series isnt great but its good i love hawkman so its on my pull list and im going to enjoy hawkman as long as dc keeps putting it out
savage sword of conan 6 and 7 i read 5 and thought well not that big a deal nothing big happened then i re read it and i realized its conan getting into trouble and kicking butt and raising hell in a one and done issue and that's all you need.
i have nephew that has a birthday in july so every july and then again for christmas i just give 6 months worth of comics and i have my cousin collen's 3 boys i give comics to. so i split up all the 2 new conan series marvel has and 1 dollar true believers which are repring from the silver and bronze ages they a;; got a ton of conan books this 4th of july. i hope they like him.
aero number 1 this is marvel attempt to break into the asian comic market along with another new character swordmaster. aero was a nice all ages chic book. so if you know any little girls who read to themselves this would be ok for them.
Post by Audio Watchdog on Jul 24, 2019 18:52:56 GMT
House of X number 1. First issue of Jonathan Hickman’s reboot/restart/clean slate approach to the X-Men franchise is typically rich with ideas but also surprisingly direct. More than any other book I have jumped on & off the X books over the decades but based on this issue, I’m sticking around through at least the end of what is basically a 12 issue maxi-series.
"A good writer is not someone who knows how to write - but how to rewrite."- William Goldman
Star Wars #69 - Second issue with the new creative team. It's finding its feet pretty well for this early, though I'm not quite sure where the story is going yet.
House of X #1 - I am not typically an X-book reader just because I've never been able to nail down a jumping-on point--even friends who are longtime readers have had trouble recommending a spot. But as this was the start of a whole new narrative push from Hickman, I thought I'd give it a shot. An excellent first issue, I'm looking forward to the rest.
They called us Enemy. By George Takei. Wow, what an emotional and moving read. I had to cry in the end. Yes, it is written by an American so we get the expected American pathos... but apart from that, this was a very interesting read. And it has a very important message to share.
Wolverine- Greg Rucka ultimative collection. I bought these as paper copies years ago, and back then they were a happy mish-mash of the German and the English versions. Now I got it all together on Comixology in the original English.
In my opinion, these are among the best Wolverine comics, I absolutely love them. Very dark, very brutal, gritty and Logan is NOT a nice guy at all. Plus the art is great. What I love is that this is not your typical superhero comic (I am a bit in two minds about those in general), nobody is wearing any silly costumes, the (anti-) hero looks more like a beast than a man and violence is shown in quite a graphic way. There is a whole issue of just Logan and Kurt talking in a bar about how much of a monster Logan really is- since he is troubled he just had killed 30 people. Plus, the villains are real world villains like people smugglers, corrupt cops and women abusers, no aliens or supervillains who want to conquer the world. I prefer stories like these 100x over the 1000th plot of XY in a funny helmet threatening the planet. Great work.
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