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Personally Lou if you're on to Batman & Robin and the Return of Bruce Wayne I'd recommend this reading order.

 

Batman & Robin 1-9

Batman 701, 702.

Batman 700

Batman & Robin 10, 11

Return of Bruce Wayne 1,2

Batman & Robin 12

Return of Bruce Wayne 3,4,5

Batman & Robin 13,14,15

Return of Bruce Wayne 6

Batman & Robin 16

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Lou K    1,054

Thanks Rhone, I jumped the gun and already went into 701 and 702 but i will follow the rest of your path here.

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Shawn    297

Ghost Rider 0.1 - I really miss Jason Aaron writing GR. That's all.

 

Hellboy: The Fury - Hellboy doing his best Odin impression + weilding an axe + kicking all sorts of demon ass = comic perfection

 

Booster Gold - Great tie in to Flashpoint as Booster takes on Doomsday!!! And it was nice to see him use his knowledge of future tech & time-travel, since Skeets is temporarily off-line.

 

Savage Dragon - I love having Malcolm Dragon as the star. There was a nice parallel story of him and the son of a Vicious Circle villian showing how each boy tries to fulfill his dad's wishes. There was also some great meta-commentary about Malcolm taking over.

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Shawn    297

Secret Six - WOW! Now that was why I read this book. This one part story acts as an epilog to their journey to Hell. There is a happy ending, at least as much as these people can have one. They do find Scandal's love safe and sound. The sicko who's been keeping her does meet a good end. After what Scandal does she has an oddly vulnerable moment looking for support from the only three men she loves. Later, Bane goes on a date to the carnival, which contains humor, violence & some sweet romance. They way this read was almost like a last issue.

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Christian    735

Yep, I was expecting a cancellation notice in the letter's page, but there's another story-arc starting next issue, so not yet.

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Dave    265

i suspect they'll run it until the Sept. reboot. It's a shame, it's my favorite book right now.

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A. Heathen    1,125

BANE RAMPAGE!

 

I just read another of them Flashdance comics. The Jeff Lemire Frankenstein one. Much better than the Milligan Shade Gang one but still unsatisfying.

Rather like someone read Sweet Tooth and thought "This would be ace if it had super heroes". Which is a bit of a let down really.

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Christian    735

Agreed. Except not just superheroes, but monster superheroes!

It was better than Secret Seven, as it actually made sense and didn't read like an early-90s event comic, but it was pretty generic.

It was just Creature Commandos with Frankenstein as the leader.

I don't know how Lemire expects to get an ongoing out of this, if this is the same plot.

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Shawn    297

So far it seems as only the main Flashpoint mini-series is worth reading. The other minis have been meh

 

 

BTW, would someone please stop Bendis from writing? Ok, I know that's a tall order. I will compromise. How about he stops writing any Avenger related. That would be something. Earth's Mightest Talking Heads

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Trace    0

Just finished the 2 adaptations of the first 2 Hedge Knight novellas from the ASoIaF universe-- they're both really solid. Faithful adaptations, very good art, decent pacing and action.

If you plan on reading the novellas though, start there and then read the comics.

 

Boys #55 This issue concludes the backstory of Butcher and The Boys, and serves as a sort of break before the beginning of the end. Still one of the best comics being put out there.

 

Invincible #80 Not sure why I still read this book...

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Lou K    1,054

Loving the Return of Bruce Wayne and the relevant Batman and Robin issues. Truly masterful stuff. Can't wait to get my Cave Man Bruce action figure.

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Loving the Return of Bruce Wayne and the relevant Batman and Robin issues. Truly masterful stuff. Can't wait to get my Cave Man Bruce action figure.

How's that reading order treating you?

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Trace    0

Lou, if you ever feel a little lost or like you're missing out on something with all of Mozza's metatextual writing, I heartily recommend the following sites for annotations and reviews (spoilers abound for the issues they cover; direct links to specific pages can be backtracked to the main site for more relevant articles):

 

Symbolism in Morrison's Batman:

http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=306316

 

4th Letter's take on Batman and The Club of Heroes:

http://www.4thletter.net/2007/11/batman-is-bruce-wayne-many-troubles-in-your-brain/

 

Online scans of Pete Milligan's Dark Knight, Dark City which is relevant to RoBW:

http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2202005.html

 

The annotations page for Comics Alliance, which regularly feature Dave Uzumeri, arguably the best comics annotator consistently annotating:

http://www.comicsalliance.com/category/annotations/

 

Funnybook Babylon, where Dave Uzumeri posted his annotations before moving over to CA:

http://funnybookbabylon.com/category/reviews/annotations-reviews/

 

Rikdad's Comic Thoughts, plenty of reviews and interpretations:

http://rikdad.blogspot.com/

 

RetroWarBird, a dude with a really unique perspective most of the time:

http://retrowarbird.blogspot.com/

 

This guy started out well but then apparently gave up:

http://morrisonbatman.blogspot.com/

 

Mindless Ones. Like CA, they have several strong writers on staff and often do annotations:

http://mindlessones.com/

 

Barbelith Underground, should be familiar to any Grant Morrison fan:

http://www.barbelith.com/forum/10

 

 

For the lazy, you could just stick with Dave Uzumeri's annotations (he does pretty much every Batman-related issue Morrison wrote) at Funnybook Babylon and later, Comics Alliance.

 

 

Enjoy!

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Rogan    176

What he said. Uzumeri is my go-to guy for Morrison recaps/annotations nowadays.

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Lou K    1,054

Nice! Cheers, guys, will look into that when I leave work. Truth be told, I'm understanding it well (or at least so I think) but some supplemental reading will be great fun, especially the symbolic aspects.

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Christian    735

Superman-Kurt Busiek wrote a fill-in Krypto spotlight story, I could't pass that up. It's cute. More stories like this from the new DCU, I hope.

Yeah, I have my serious doubts considering it's the realistic job squad and 1990s Image crew taking over.

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St. Apathy    140

Captain America #619

leads to think Bucky isn't really dead. It in no way appears to be a fitting last hurrah to him, with plenty of dangling, juicy plot threads to go on. At one point Bucky plain says no one stays dead.

 

Brubaker has something up his sleeve, or he's unbelievably cruel.

 

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Shawn    297

Thunderbolts #159 - Uhhh why does this need to be double sized issue? With unnecessary short stories. And why did they let Frank Tieri write a short story? Once again a solid book gets de-railed by a dumb cross over. At least there is one saving grace, I kind of like the beta team of Mr. Hyde, Shocker, Boomerang, Centurius (don't know him) and that Norse troll girl

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Christian    735

I think Centurius only made one appearance in the past. He was from the 1970s Nick Fury series, created by Jim Steranko.

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dogpoet    443

Am I alone in wondering why the hell you can't get a big collection of all that '70s Steranko Fury goodness?

The shorts they reprinted in Secret Warriors piss all over the main storyline. Maybe the scriptwriter resents being paid to impersonate Bendis or something...

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Christian    735

It's not a big collection, but the entirety of Steranko's SHIELD work was collected at some point, in two volumns.

Both are long out of print, and I don't know what prices they're going for now. I got the Trade that collects the whole Steranko Nick Fury solo series, the title was something about Scorpio.

There was a first Trade that collected all of the Strange Tales material also, but I own most of the Strange Tales comics.

So, you might try looking into finding those.

It is well past time that Marvel gets around to reprinting those books though, yeah.

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Dave    265

is anyone getting those Dark Horse Presents 80 pagers? I'm thinking of picking them up, but i wondered if they were any good.

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Lou K    1,054

I think Centurius only made one appearance in the past. He was from the 1970s Nick Fury series, created by Jim Steranko.

 

He also battled Ghost Rider.

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