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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:32 am 
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that sounds pretty neat

just finished frank miller's ronin, that was a good read.

What do you think happened at the end?
For the life of me, I can't figure that shit out.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:52 am 
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WJK wrote:
that sounds pretty neat

just finished frank miller's ronin, that was a good read.

What do you think happened at the end?
For the life of me, I can't figure that shit out.


i thought it was pretty obvious, everything was destroyed except the two of them.

still, this is probably the closest to an american akira we would ever get.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:45 pm 
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WJK wrote:
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WJK wrote:
that sounds pretty neat

just finished frank miller's ronin, that was a good read.

What do you think happened at the end?
For the life of me, I can't figure that shit out.


i thought it was pretty obvious, everything was destroyed except the two of them.

still, this is probably the closest to an american akira we would ever get.

But wait wait wait...
The dude committed suicide, or hara kiri or whatever after it was revealed that the samurai thing was just basically a manifestation of his imagination.
Then shit went cray, blew up I guess, and then he's fucking standing there again. The samurai.
Is that just what she's seeing? Or did the dude's manifestation take over?

OR

Was everyone wrong, and the samurai dude's spirit or w/e was actually real and he possessed the dude or w/e.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:40 am 
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Well shit. This no image thing is getting on my nerves. I keep forgetting.

But I've read a lot lately

Nowhere Men vol.1
Nailbiter vol.1
I read the first issue of Black Science.
and I started in on Saga vol.1

Nowhere Men is a total page turner. If you guys haven't at least heard of it, go look it up.
Great stuff. It took the concept of 'what if science was the new rock and roll', and gave us an ultra famous group of scientists akin to rock stars, and then shows us what kind of world they left in their wake so many decades later. The concept is fantastic, scary, and there's plenty of adventure. There's shades of the Fantastic Four in here, but it's not so lighthearted. Definitely cool.

Nailbiter was cool shit as well. It's like a love letter to slasher movies, but taking a police angle to it like Silence of the Lambs or the Hannibal TV show. It has an incredible energy to it. I started reading it months ago, and got distracted by some other stuff, but it stuck in my head for that long and was the first thing I picked up to read the other day.

Black Science I was iffy on. I love the concept, it's like Lost in Space... but instead of space, alternate dimensions. And of course, there's obviously a dimension with gigantic island-sized turtles that have huge Mayan pyramids on their backs that house a race of frog people who have a feud with the fish people. Striking visuals are par for course here, but something about the characters just didn't connect with me. Maybe it was the way they were introduced? I mean, it wasn't poorly written and the art wasn't bad, but... I dunno. I'd have to keep reading to decide whether or not I like it. It's unique, that's for sure.

Saga is super neat and I instantly fell in love with the characters and the world they inhabited. I know I'm probably super late to this party, looks like it's been really popular for a very long time.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:53 am 
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I love Saga and Nailbiter. As for Black Science, I want to read that, but I'd also recommend Fear Agent, another sci-fi comic by Rick Remender if you haven't read it already. I'm pretty sure you'd love it.

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Damn, if anybody wants to read a really solid Godzilla comic, The Half Century War is pretty great.

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NiteOwl wrote:
WJK wrote:
NiteOwl wrote:
WJK wrote:
that sounds pretty neat

just finished frank miller's ronin, that was a good read.

What do you think happened at the end?
For the life of me, I can't figure that shit out.


i thought it was pretty obvious, everything was destroyed except the two of them.

still, this is probably the closest to an american akira we would ever get.

But wait wait wait...
The dude committed suicide, or hara kiri or whatever after it was revealed that the samurai thing was just basically a manifestation of his imagination.
Then shit went cray, blew up I guess, and then he's fucking standing there again. The samurai.
Is that just what she's seeing? Or did the dude's manifestation take over?

OR

Was everyone wrong, and the samurai dude's spirit or w/e was actually real and he possessed the dude or w/e.


nah

unlike akira, he was able to control that blast so that only the two of them would come out unscathed. also as far as the seppuku bit went, that i think was more-so them playing out the fantasy of a failed samurai rather than him actually being decapitated.

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Daaaamn. Cosmic Odyssey by Jim Starlin and Mike Mignola is pretty great. Darkseid, the New Gods, and many of Earth's notable heroes have to team up to stop a force that could destroy the entire universe and it's really well done. It really highlights all of the characters while providing growth and change to each.

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I read two books about Ian Fleming: The biography by Andrew Lycett and Ian Fleming's Commandos by Nicholas Rankin. Both good reads, but he didn't have the most interesting life after being involved in the war and the Rankin book kind of overstates his involvement with the 30 Assault Unit. Not that he didn't do anything, but he really wasn't "in the shit", as Max Fischer would say.

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 9:54 pm 
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Well, Jason Aaron's Ghost Rider run was pretty damn fun.

Real breezy reading too.

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20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill:
Like a lot of short story anthologies; some great stuff, mostly okay but really, the good stuff is great. The kind of writing I'd like to do.

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Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith:
400 pages long, but I was so invested in it that I read it in about a day and a half. The Vonnegut Jr. comparisons are more than apt, just imagine if he had lived to do his own take on a Young Adult novel and this would be the result. Funny, creepy and poignant, this is one of the most enjoyable books I've read lately. Perhaps its tongue is placed too firmly in cheek, but the fact that it does a great job balancing completely different tones and stories, makes it at the very least an entertaining, admirable novel.

Action Comics: Superman - The New 52 Volume 2:
Given that most were penned by Grant Morrison, I was kind of disappointed with this collection. Tons and I mean tons of great ideas, and there are a few good short stories in here too, but for the most part, they don't deliver the pay-off they should.

Adventures of Superman Vol. 3:
Now, this one is the complete opposite. I think I just about enjoyed every story in this collection. They covered every range of emotion and angles you could take on Superman, resulting in a very rich read.

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I just finished The Girl Who Played with Fire Thursday.
I really enjoy Stieg Larsson's writing. His books are far from perfect but I like the way he writes.
It really appeals to me.

I'm a few chapters into The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest right now.

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Action Comics: Superman - The New 52 Volume 2:
Given that most were penned by Grant Morrison, I was kind of disappointed with this collection. Tons and I mean tons of great ideas, and there are a few good short stories in here too, but for the most part, they don't deliver the pay-off they should.

I agree. I love it because I think it's mostly just really fun and weird, but it has its fair share of flaws and it certainly doesn't touch something like All-Star Superman.

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Adventures of Superman Vol. 3:
Now, this one is the complete opposite. I think I just about enjoyed every story in this collection. They covered every range of emotion and angles you could take on Superman, resulting in a very rich read.

I've only read the Joker story and the last one, but both were great.

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The Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King
A very good read. Maybe King didn't take the characters as far as he could have, but it was fun and I wish he would do another story with these characters, you know, besides a certain villain.

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The Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King
A very good read. Maybe King didn't take the characters as far as he could have, but it was fun and I wish he would do another story with these characters, you know, besides a certain villain.


There is a passing reference to the two characters in one of the Dark Tower books. I definitely think he should revisit that world, if only in a short story.

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Finally getting into The Goon and Preacher. Needless to say, they're both fucking great. And I'm only, like, a few pages into Preacher.

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Before Tomorrowland
Well, this was bad. The characterization was subpar and superficial, as was the prose. The story is needlessly confusing too. The best part is the comic book at the end that shows the origins of Tomorrowland that is a far more interesting story than the one here. It's a shame because there was tons of lost potential.

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Before Tomorrowland
Well, this was bad.

Oh, good. I won't feel compelled to read it now. Incidentally, I still need get on seeing the movie.

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Finally finished the Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.
Good read, satisfying ending. Am happy, and feeling a bit sad it's all over.
Been reading these books for a long-ass time now.

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