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Phil Kreisel
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Posted: 10 October 2018 at 9:56am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Here's what awaits me once I make my way to the LCS:

  • CATWOMAN #4 - Only one issue behind, but my son likes the series.
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7 - One of the few titles I'm actually up to date on.  I'm quite enjoying this version of Spider-Man (though why Peter doesn't just shack up with MJ is beyond me).
  • JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #9 - I'm a little behind on this title - too much going on in my life.  I've gotta say, though, that I really wish they'd pick up on the Afterlife with Archie series, but I'm assuming now that it's dead (pun intended)!
  • BACK ISSUE #108 - It's an Aquaman themed issue.  I'm so far behind on complete readings of this title, but I do enjoy it.  I can stop and start it at any point in the magazine, and it doesn't matter what issue I'm on.  To my memory, there was only one issue that I didn't have the slightest interest in any of the articles, so it's almost always a good read.



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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 10 October 2018 at 10:43am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Who isn't buying THE COMIC BOOK STORY OF PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING?!!!

The WHAT IF intrigues me.
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John Popa
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Posted: 10 October 2018 at 10:48am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Just THE BEAUTY and CROWDED for me.

(And hopefully my issue of THE REALM that was shorted last week.)
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 10 October 2018 at 1:00pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

OBLIVION SONG #8
CATWOMAN #4
PLASTIC MAN #5
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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 10 October 2018 at 11:49pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Amazing Spider-Man #7 - Enjoying Nick Spencer's run so far. 

Wildstorm: Michael Cray #12 - Last issue. Fun series but suffered from bad art.

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies - Always glad to see new work from the Brubaker/Phillips team. An original hardcover graphic novel at that, albeit a shorter one. 
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Shawn Kane
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Hawkman #5- Still surprising me with how much I like it.

Superman #4- Bendis hasn't given me a reason to drop it yet.

Avengers #9- I'm always on the cusp of dropping this because I don't particularly care for Aaron's superhero work but there's just enough to keep me around. I do have to say that he falls into the Marvel writer trap of "Let me look for an older, established character to kill off" and he doesn't write a particularly good Namor.

Captain America #4- Another book that I thought would not be my cup of tea because I feel Coates is a pretty boring writer but that hasn't been the case so far.

Re-reading my post I realize that I have a bit of a disconnect with the modern comics audience because Bendis, Aaron, and Coates are darlings of the internet and I don't consider myself a fan on any of them.


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Robbie Parry
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Mr Kane, I kept meaning to read HAWKMAN, but it went off my radar (no reason why).

Outside the big guns, Hawkman and Aquaman were my favourites as a kid. And I suppose some might debate whether they were and are big guns.
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William Costello
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Dark Horse: She Could Fly #4.
DC: Superman #4.
IMAGE: Oblivion Song #8.
MARVEL: Captain America #4; Ms. Marvel #35.
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Leigh DJ Hunt
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Re-reading my post I realize that I have a bit of a disconnect with the modern comics audience because Bendis, Aaron, and Coates are darlings of the internet and I don't consider myself a fan on any of them.
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I'd say all three have more people who on the internet are vocally against them than for them.
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Shane Matlock
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The art on Hawkman looks fantastic.
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Robert Kowalewski II
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Hey Kids, Comics! #3 - So far, so interesting.  It's nice to see Chaykin still working as I feel he's underrated as an artist.

Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader's Castle #2 - The first issue was fun, I'll finish out the 5 issues.

Superman #4 - I really am surprised I'm liking this book...

On the Back Issue Front:

Dracula Lives #3 - October 1973 Issue, the Neal Adams cover pulled me in...
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Rod Collins
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Dark Horse:
Joe Golem Occult Detective The Drowning City #2 (Of 5) - Settling in to the art team now...

Quantum Age #3 - The Black Hammer Universe is quickly becoming my favourite comic book universe.

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Hey Kids Comics #3 - This is one of Chaykin's best. The satirical adds from the this issue (Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez) and the previous issue (Jerry Ordway) are a worthy addition.

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies HC - A standalone that feels like it would fit into Brubaker and Phillips' Criminal series. Not sure if it's a wholly successful story.

Oni Press:
Shadow Roads #4 - This one is just a lot of fun, as we see it's ensemble cast finally all come together.

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Shawn Kane
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Mr Kane, I kept meaning to read HAWKMAN, but it went off my radar (no reason why).

I haven't gotten to the new issue, Robbie but I have to admit that its a book I enjoy every month. And I'm not even a Bryan Hitch fan! I feel that Carter Hall's job as an archaeologist comes across as very Indiana Jones-ish. 

And after reading the Avengers, I'm done.


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Indiana Jones-ish, eh? Cool!

I'm catching up on IMMORTAL HULK. That book must be fortnightly. Unless the months are going by really quickly. It feels like it's coming out every 2 week.
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I'd put a very sharp dividing line between Aaron and Coates, and Bendis. I think Aaron and Coates know how to write coherent stories. Bendis, at best, is hit-and-miss. 
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My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies HC - A standalone that feels like it would fit into Brubaker and Phillips' Criminal series. Not sure if it's a wholly successful story.

*****

I thought the story was great but I had major problems with the coloring. After years of seeing Bettie Breitweiser doing wonderful colors for Sean Phillips art, his son's colors just seemed sort of bad and wrong to me. Makes me wonder if her not being on the colors is a political decision since she's been closely associated with Comicsgate, with her husband being one of the group's most well known members. I certainly hope not, because even though I don't agree with a conservative viewpoint, I don't think people should be hired and fired based on their political viewpoint. That is unAmerican. 
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Posted: 12 October 2018 at 4:47pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

This week: OBLIVION SONG #8
Dont get to pick up every week so also picked up:
MAGIC ORDER #4
WALK THROUGH HELL #5
Also picked up Doomsday Clock 1 - not as bad as I thought!
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Dave Phelps
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HEY KIDS COMICS #3
OUTPOST ZERO #4
IMPOSSIBLE INC #2
AVENGERS #9
MIKE GRELL LIFE IS DRAWING WITHOUT AN ERASER LTD HC
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Shawn Kane
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Adam,
Coates has, for my money, proven to be a very boring writer on Black Panther. While his Cap run has been good, it's four issues in and is starting to feel a little drawn out with this story arc. I think Aaron and Bendis are the same type of writer where they fall in love with their own dialogue that they don't write the characters as they have been traditionally written. Captain America and Superman are my two favorite characters so Coates and Bendis have my eternal optimism that they'll keep me interested (plus they have great artists on board). I may wind up dropping Captain America and Superman/Action Comics in the next few months but for right now, I'm satisfied. My problem with Aaron is the same that I had with Bendis on the Avengers: they have to make sure they get all their bits in and the characters often don't "sound" like themselves while they exchange clever conversation. There's a scene with Thor and Iron Man involving sushi while they're fighting Atlanteans that completely took me out of the scene but you just know that Aaron probably thought "This is hilarious!". I had the same issue with his Thor. I think team books are especially bad with Bendis and Aaron. I will buy his Conan with the hopes that he doesn't fall in love with his dialogue and will treat the Cimmerian properly.


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