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Old September 21st, 2016, 07:55 PM
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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

@Hex_Induction_Hour, sounds interesting! Clowes is a cartoonist I've been meaning to check out for a while now. Would you say Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron is a good place to jump into his work?

Myself, I accidentally ended up on a Grant Morrison kick recently. Couple weeks ago, I finally got my hands on a copy of Multiversity from the library. In typical Morrison fashion, it's weird, a little hard to follow, and extremely meta. I'd say your opinion on his previous work (and especially his ideas in Flex Mentallo) will largely drive how you feel about Multiversity.

While I was on vacation this week, I finally got around to reading his Seven Soldiers of Victory, which I bought about a year ago on a great Comixology sale. That's just a solid read, regardless of how you feel about Morrison. Seven fun, very different minseries linking together to form an overarching story. It's a neat idea, and the writing is good. I'm also working my way through his Action Comics run from the beginning of New 52.

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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

I've been burned by Morrison so many times. Didn't care for Arkham Asylum. Found All-Star Superman underwhelming. Thought his Action Comics run was completely forgettable. But for some reason I keep buying more stuff by him... I really want to read Multiversity and enjoyed the single issue I own.
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Old September 22nd, 2016, 12:33 PM
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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

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I've been burned by Morrison so many times. Didn't care for Arkham Asylum. Found All-Star Superman underwhelming. Thought his Action Comics run was completely forgettable. But for some reason I keep buying more stuff by him... I really want to read Multiversity and enjoyed the single issue I own.
I find Morrison an interesting writer, and I'm of two minds about him. I definitely think he's over-hyped and over-praised by certain circles, but he's also a very talented writer with some good works. All-Star Superman is one of my favorite miniseries, his Animal Man run is great, and I have a serious soft spot for his New X-Men run, despite it's numerous flaws (please no one let him write Magneto again). Arkham Asylum isn't all that in my opinion, and I'm not impressed by his Action Comics run so far, but we'll see. He's a very divisive figure, but I fall more on the "I like him" side, even if he can come off as pretentious at times. His book Supergods is a good look inside his head and works, and I'd recommend it to any who enjoys his work.

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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

I've been reading the collected volumes of Priest's Black Panther run back in 1998. (I just finished volume 2.) Amazing stuff and very funny too!

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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

Love Priest's Panther. Best stuff anyone's ever done with the character. Priest is writing Deathstroke right now and it's only a few issues in, but it feels similar to his Panther in some ways. I recommend checking it out.

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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

I want to check out his Deadpool run too.

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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

I've yet to try his Deadpool. I've heard it's not that great, but I'll still give it a shot eventually. I did recently re-read the (excellent) Joe Kelly run that precedes it, so it may be a good time to check out Priest's stuff.

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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

Just found a fourth new "library edition" hardback graphic novel of Avatar the Last Airbender at my Barnes and Noble (discount coupon in hand). These collect three continuous soft cover graphic novels each, and are very good.

This is called SMOKE AND SHADOW. It deals with a Fire Nation conspiracy to asassinate Fire Lork Zuko and restore his father to the throne!

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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

Finally got the later volumes of Layman and Guillory's Chew out from the library. I'd forgotten how stupidly silly that book is. It's so much fun.

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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

For some reason, I've become interested in THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY lately. I was at Barnes & Noble with some heavy discount coupons with me, and got:

1. Huge hardback: The Guardians of the Galaxy
Creating Marvel's Spacefaring Super Heroes: The Complete Comics History
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Since I haven't read their comics since the original run of the old team in the late 60s, I decided it was time to catch up. I learned a lot, and which Super Scape minis I can most 'legitimately' team up with my GOG: Quasar, Iron Man, Kitty Pride, and etc. Cool.

2. Trade Paperback: Guardians of the Galaxy by Abnett & Lanning:
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(Marvel Worldwide, 2008 Third Printing 2014 "The books the movie is based on." Hey, wait a minute--Volume 1? Okay, I just ordered volume 2).

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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

I just read Wackyland Races from the DC comics Hanna Barbera reboot. It was interesting, and I certainly enjoyed it (I like post apoc stuff like Fallout and Mad Max). I don't know if I'm gonna read any of the other stuff in the reboot, anyone else read them and enjoy them?

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Re: Comics: what are you currently reading?

I've read the first trades of most of them. Future Quest is fun and enjoyable, very inspired by The New Frontier.

Scooby Apocalypse is a mess. No tonal consistency at all. It can't figure out if it wants to be a serious drama, or a goofy reimagining, and neither version works great.

The Flintstones is fantastic though! The best social satire I've read in a while, and one of the best books of the past couple years. It managers to be funny, sad, moving, and thoughtful, sometimes all at once. Highly recommend.

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