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KALofKRYPTON

Based on discussions in the movie thread and to prevent derailing - here's a comics thread

Are you in to the panel reading life? Been very much in and dropped out (me)? Wanting to dive deeper but don't know where to start?

I think there's enough collective knowledge and opinion among us to have a healthy thread. Bear in mind, there will likely be spoilers or plot points from the world of paper that will or have made it to the big and small screens!

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KALofKRYPTON

@LN78
Regarding current comics... I keep up - but it is pretty rare that I'll buy something these days.

I went through the majority of New 52 and bits of Rebirth - but other than a couple of indies, Saga and A great run of Batman Beyond, that's about it.

I'll never go out of my way to read a Miller book again, I have no interest whatsoever in his interpretation of Superman. While DC insist on hiring the likes of him and Bendis (urgh) to write Superman - I just have very little interest.

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KALofKRYPTON

@JoeBlogs Thanks for the heads up. I have terrible trouble with 'back end fetch failed' errors with PushSquare in the mornings - never really worked out why.

Why did you stop collecting?

Main main stopping point was a little while after Infinite Crisis. hand in way too many pies and spending up to £120 per month on single issues! It was ridiculous, but DC were on a really nice creative roll at the time.

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KALofKRYPTON

@LN78 I've read the majority of RoboCop comics. The are for the most part - terrible. People went on and on like Miller's original Robo 2 script was great, if the comic is anything to go by, it really wasn't, and we we're lucky to get the film we did!

No surprises on Superman: Year One then. Who's doing the artwork (not Miller, given what you said)?

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KALofKRYPTON

@LN78
Miller can't draw well, never has

RoboCop 2 is a good sequel. Possibly the best sequel that could've been hoped for for a film that didn't need one. As a film, it's solid, looks great and performances all round are good too - even the Rosenman score (despite his bile about Basil Poledouris) is fitting.

I had quite high hopes for the Dynamite RoboCop Road Trip story, but it's pretty bad. Shame really. Their output is usually pretty good. Their Red Sonja, The Shadow and Phantom stuff is excellent!

@JoeBlogs Always the way.

I tend do have the odd dalliance buying again every couple of months. Just digitally though.

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WanderingBullet

I initially collected comics for the characters and stories but later on mainly just collected comics that my favourite artists were working on at that time.

Some of my favourite artists:

  • Jim Lee (His work the on first issue of X-Men got me to really start appreciating art in comics.)
  • Joe Madureira
  • J. Scott Campbell
  • Art Adams
  • Mike Mignola
  • Darwyn Cooke
  • Alex Ross
  • Frank Cho
  • James Jean (Only bought his illustration artbooks since he only did cover works for comics.)

Edit: Forgotten to add Ed McGuinness to the list.

Edited on by WanderingBullet

Huntin' monsters erryday.

KALofKRYPTON

@WanderingBullet
Good list! Love Jim Lee! (you should check out his streams on Twitch/YT if you don't watch them already). His Batman is my comic default imagining of the character these days. My favourite Batman artist is probably Norm Breyfogle; his work, especially in the 90s and through some of SotB run really defined my view of Bats, pretty much rescuing him from my thoughts at the time of how boring Batman was.

In my teens I got very in to the art of Simon Bisley through his various work on 2000AD stuff, specially the ABC Warriors!

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WanderingBullet

@KALofKRYPTON He's definitely my favourite Batman artist for sure! And yes, I've watch some of his convention sketches as well as Twitch videos posted on YouTube before. Some of them were pretty amazing!

Huntin' monsters erryday.

KALofKRYPTON

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@JoeBlogs Had to google that. Can't say I've every crossed paths with it before - or Sergio Aragones. Excellent style!

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JohnnyShoulder

KALofKRYPTON wrote:

@JoeBlogs Thanks for the heads up. I have terrible trouble with 'back end fetch failed' errors with PushSquare in the mornings - never really worked out why.

@KALofKRYPTON The site is down for maintenance or something. Happens every morning at about 0815 UK time for about 15 mins.

antdickens wrote:

backups happen around 8.15am UK time, which is 12.15am PDT. Usually causes slowness for 10-15 mins at the most, it's the quietest time of the day... this will continue until I completely overhaul some of the database structure.

Edited on by JohnnyShoulder

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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ralphdibny

@KALofKRYPTON I really really enjoyed the tomasi/Gleason run on superman and super sons, they were both really heartwarming and funny.

DC hooked me with the unprecedented Watchmen crossover so I started reading again when the Button came out and now my pull list has ballooned to probably about 75% of the in continuity books that they print. I've also gone back and read stuff like new 52 batman to make sense of the then current dark knights metal event.

They really know how to get you to buy comics "See deathstroke #41 for the full story! - ed" and then you read that issue and it is a single panel that relates to whatever you are reading lol

ralphdibny

KALofKRYPTON

@ralphdibny true that! I hadn't really heavily invested personally in a major Crossover event before Countdown. It was a very slippery slope! 😂

@JohnnyShoulder ah. I just assumed it was our crappy network at work.

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ralphdibny

I have a question actually...does anybody know a good site to get comics news?

I used to use CBR and they had a wealth of content but also had a load of detritus written by people hung up on extreme ideologies. The worse thing though was the spoilers in the articles and their titles on the front page which ended up being the straw that broke the camels back for me.

I've since switched to Newsarama but they don't seem to have as much content so I am looking for something as vast as CBR but without all the baggage.

ralphdibny

KALofKRYPTON

@ralphdibny
CBR is mostly clickbait nonsense.

Superherohype and iO9 can be useful to a certain degree - but I find hovering around the publishers social media posts is handy.

I get quite a lot of my comic info from YouTube these days though - Comicstorian and the like are good.

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ralphdibny

@KALofKRYPTON thanks I'll check those out.

I completely agree about CBR and it's the clickbait I can do without. For some reason though, comics creators and publishers still give them exclusive news/interviews.

The people who write for CBR (with the exception of a couple people) clearly aren't fans either and don't even fact check their spewed nonsense...They kept getting the infinity stones mixed up in every single article they wrote on the avengers films. When talking about the new Ghostbusters film, they kept sating "Jason Reitman, son of the late Harold Ramis" 😩. More recently they wrote something about the 1994 Godzilla movie (starring Matthew Broderick) that actually came out in 1998. Just awful.

I gave up on them when they spoiled X-Men Dark Phoenix for me in an article title on their front page the day before I saw it though. Haven't gone back since.

Edited on by ralphdibny

ralphdibny

FullbringIchigo

@KALofKRYPTON i read one CBR article once, never again it was a load of total ********, almost as bad as a Screenrant article

normally i just stick to the official social media pages for release news and updates

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BowTiesAreCool

@WanderingBullet did you ever check out Alex Ross' three-part Justice story? I think nowadays you can get it in one bumper TP but it was such a cool take on it.

BowTiesAreCool

KALofKRYPTON

Wow... Just read what Marvel have done with She-Hulk... Oh dear.

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ralphdibny

@KALofKRYPTON what did they do with her? I've heard they are making a show which I am looking forward to

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