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#41 sethos

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 11:18 PM

you know, I really didn't care much about the story in Black Sad 1 and 2. The art is stunning, yes, but the story is a bit run of the mill.
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Posted 15 September 2005 - 12:48 AM

I won a really neat lot of Daniel Clowes graphic novels.
The Imp
Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron
Orgy Bound
Pussey
Lout Rampage
The Official Lloyd Llewellyn collection

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 12:57 AM

QUOTE (lyra @ Sep 15 2005, 02:48 AM)
I won a really neat lot of Daniel Clowes graphic novels.
The Imp
Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron
Orgy Bound
Pussey
Lout Rampage
The Official Lloyd Llewellyn collection


damn! The Imp is quite rare. I'm jealous now... then again, my Velvet Glove, Lout Rampage and Ghost World are signed so I guess I'll survive.. barely  icon_lol.gif
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Posted 15 September 2005 - 04:57 PM

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damn! The Imp is quite rare. I'm jealous now... then again, my Velvet Glove, Lout Rampage and Ghost World are signed so I guess I'll survive.. barely  icon_lol.gif
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hey, send me your address I'll give you IMP once I'm done reading it. Your quite helpful and I would be more than happy to give your the comic.

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 07:40 PM

[quote=lyra,Sep 15 2005, 06:57 PM]

damn! The Imp is quite rare. I'm jealous now... then again, my Velvet Glove, Lout Rampage and Ghost World are signed so I guess I'll survive.. barely  icon_lol.gif
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hey, send me your address I'll give you IMP once I'm done reading it. Your quite helpful and I would be more than happy to give your the comic.
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AWESOME! I love this message board  biggrin.gif
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#46 Mickey Eye

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:01 PM

JLA One Million
JLA Justice For All

Thing is I'm fairly sure I went in for something else.

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:05 PM

Since my Comics' Shoppe was having its annual sale, I made off with some good merchandise:


Fables: Legends in Exile
Fables: Animal Farm
Transmetropolitan: Gouge Away
Transmetropolitan: Spider's Thrash
Catwoman: Dark End of the Streets
Hellblazer: Black Flowers

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#48 Mark

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:19 PM

QUOTE (Mickey Eye @ Sep 17 2005, 12:01 AM)
JLA One Million
JLA Justice For All

Thing is I'm fairly sure I went in for something else.


One Million is definitely my least favourite of Morrison's JLA stories - it's fairly bitty, due in part to the usual multi-writer crossover syndrome, and suffers from missing a number of issues which were part of the original crossover, but it's still got a lot to recommend it (mainly the introduction of Solaris, The Tyrant Sun, who I firmly believe to be one of the best comic book villains ever). I've got a few of the earlier Morrison JLA trades if you want to borrow them, including the absolutely marvellous Earth 2, with art by Quitely...
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 11:43 PM

Didn't they re-do that Trade recently though, Mark? Or, are you referring to the new edition?
I thought it was perfectly acceptable, but nothing great.
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#50 Mark

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 01:07 AM

They may have done - it's been a while since I read it, so if there's a new trade I have no idea what else is in it. The original trade definitely suffered from the absence of certain important plot sequences, though.

It's not a great book, but as I said, it has a few good moments which are well worth reading. The mixture of several divergent art and writing styles hampers the book badly though, and the plot has definite "written-by-committee" thumbprints all over it.
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Posted 17 September 2005 - 10:13 PM

Oh I'll borrow it. It's worth mentioning that I have had very little to do with any DC hero stuff ever before Seven Soldiers wandered along. And me buying Justice League is entirely down to Mark lending me his JLU episodes. That and GM wrote it.

I can see what your saying about One Million but I still found it enjoyable overall, probably freshness value.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:03 PM

QUOTE (lyra @ Sep 8 2005, 02:12 AM)
Best of American Splendor
American Splendor Our Cancer Year
American Splendor : Unsung Hero
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
American Splendor Our Movie Year

I am reading some American Splendor at the moment, which I'm quite enjoying. At first I wasn't so sure, because he's a whiny bastard, but I do like his little, run down world and his lifestyle. It's nice to pick up and read in short bursts.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 09:06 PM

Pooka, if you like that kind of storytelling, I recommend getting "A Complete Lowlife" by Ed Brubaker. excellent semi-autobiographical stories (though the art is only so-so).

EDIT: way more drugs than American Splendor ever had though...
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 09:08 PM

I'll look out for it, but it depends what's in the library, I'm afraid.

But if it's there, I'll 'ave it.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE (sethos @ Sep 23 2005, 10:06 PM)
EDIT: way more drugs than American Splendor ever had though...

*heavy sarcasm* Yeah, I'll hate that.  icon_lol.gif
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#56 Luís

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 09:30 PM

Black Orchid
Miracleman: Apocrypha


Two lovely Gaiman books.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 09:33 PM

Black Orchid was very nice indeed. With some gorgeous McKean artwork to accompany it, and crossovers aplenty that were quite toothsome to this comic-lover.

I haven't read and of Gaiman/Moore's work on Miracleman.  Apparently I'm a horrible person because of this.
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 09:37 PM

Yes. Yes, you are.

"Miracleman:The Apocrypha" is actually a bunch of short stories by different writers and artists with a "framing sequence" written by Gaiman, so it's not technically a Gaiman Miracleman book.
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Posted 24 September 2005 - 09:59 PM

Yeah, but I preferred the Gaiman bits above everyone else's. Typical Gaiman, of course, with his fetish for libraries  biggrin.gif

It seems like everyone who was someone back then (or was going to be) contributed for the comic: it made my day to see some pre-Marvels art by Alex Ross...

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 03:21 AM

I've never read Mircleman either. Do you need to read the entire storyline or just buy few graphic novels with the better stories?




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