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Postby Stejay » Sat May 05, 2007 4:10 pm

Anyone fans of comic books here? Discuss them here!
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Postby Pablo975 » Sat May 05, 2007 4:49 pm

I still have tons from back in the day. I was a big Batman/Superman/X-books fan. I kept the runs of stories I loved or issues that were special for me as a kid.

Then I read Preacher. When it ended, I stopped reading comics as they will never be better than Preacher. Everything to come is a let down (for my interests anyway). Really.

Then a friend who worked at a comic shop gave his guaran-damn-tee that I would love Y: The Last Man. I picked up the first TPB and have been getting them steadily since as Y rules. It ain't Preacher, but it's good.
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Postby Stejay » Sat May 05, 2007 5:08 pm

I love Captain America, Batman, Spiderman, Youngblood, Star Trek, Nomad, The Avengers, and Flash.I am also making two Comic Books soon and will hopefully be published next year.
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Postby Simulacrum » Mon May 07, 2007 10:44 pm

I used to read a ton of comic books as a kid. Spider Man was of course my favorite, but I loved all the big Marvel books. Eventually my tastes matured to things like Cerebus and Hate. If you've never heard of Cerebus, it's 300 issues chronicling of the life of a Conan-like Aardvark. Very smart, snappy, and intelligent. I still read those from time to time. I would whole-heartedly recommend that one to anyone who enjoys good reading.

Lately I was lured back into a comic book store to pick up the Dark Tower comic books- they're quite good. However, I've lost the enchantment I used to have as a kid. I just see thin books with pictures that are ridiculously overpriced when I look at them now. I don't understand the passion people still have for collecting them, although I still enjoy reading them from time to time.

The exception are the classic comic books. I have a huge run of Amazing Spider Man, old X-Men, Iron Man, Wolverine... the good stuff. Looking at those classic oldies still evoke feelings of joy in my heart.
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Postby bigken117 » Mon May 07, 2007 11:41 pm

When I was a kid I trade my Wolverine #1 for Punisher #1....not so good. Don't have any left. I spend all my spare $ on cards.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue May 08, 2007 10:46 am

Simulacrum wrote:I used to read a ton of comic books as a kid. Spider Man was of course my favorite, but I loved all the big Marvel books. Eventually my tastes matured to things like Cerebus and Hate. If you've never heard of Cerebus, it's 300 issues chronicling of the life of a Conan-like Aardvark. Very smart, snappy, and intelligent. I still read those from time to time. I would whole-heartedly recommend that one to anyone who enjoys good reading.

Lately I was lured back into a comic book store to pick up the Dark Tower comic books- they're quite good. However, I've lost the enchantment I used to have as a kid. I just see thin books with pictures that are ridiculously overpriced when I look at them now. I don't understand the passion people still have for collecting them, although I still enjoy reading them from time to time.

The exception are the classic comic books. I have a huge run of Amazing Spider Man, old X-Men, Iron Man, Wolverine... the good stuff. Looking at those classic oldies still evoke feelings of joy in my heart.


same here...except for Cerebus

stated out with Batman, branched into X-men, Spiderman Punisher and then was pretty much buying everything, partly due to stupid crossovers (although Infinity Gauntlet ruled)

got into all the Image as well

i think my favorite arc was the X-tinction agenda...may have to go back and read that one again

bigken117 wrote:When I was a kid I trade my Wolverine #1 for Punisher #1....not so good. Don't have any left. I spend all my spare $ on cards.


i think i still have both :-b
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Postby bronxxbomber » Tue May 08, 2007 1:00 pm

I actually used to read a ton. Some of my favorites include; The Darkness, Rising Stars and Crossgen's flagship titles (too bad they went out of business).
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Postby bronxxbomber » Tue May 08, 2007 1:01 pm

Pablo975 wrote:Then I read Preacher. When it ended, I stopped reading comics as they will never be better than Preacher. Everything to come is a let down (for my interests anyway).

I loved the Preacher miniseries ;-D
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