Best comic of the month -- December 2007

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Postby Leckomaniac on Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:27 pm

Hm.

I haven't been keeping up with my reviews but i'd say:

Hellblazer #230
Buffy #1
DMZ #17
Superman Confidential #4
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Postby doglips on Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:32 pm

Buffy was surprisingly good, as was ARMY@love.

I didn't think the last DMZ ark was up to standard, started off really well, but ended with a bit of a whimper.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:52 pm

thedoglippedone wrote:Buffy was surprisingly good, as was ARMY@love.

I didn't think the last DMZ ark was up to standard, started off really well, but ended with a bit of a whimper.


I didn't like the second to last issue of DMZ, but I thought the concluding issue was superb. I thought it did an excellent job of describing Matty's state of mind and new status quo...as well as setting us up for future stories.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Tue May 15, 2007 11:51 pm

Best comic of April?

Fell #8. Hands down.
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Postby doglips on Wed May 16, 2007 3:54 am

Ex-Machina 27. You knew I was gonna say that, right?
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Postby Leckomaniac on Wed May 16, 2007 4:00 am

thedoglippedone wrote:Ex-Machina 27. You knew I was gonna say that, right?


Haven't read Ex Machina #27 yet. You know it's interesting...because, while I do enjoy Ex Machine the series has never reached the level with me that it seems to reach for others. I think it is a strong book to be sure, but I have never read an issue and thought "this is absolutely incredible". It has always kind of hovered around "very good" and never reached "excellent" for me.

Not like other Vaughan titles like Y and Runaways. Those have had issues/arcs that have just blown me away. For some reason or another...I've never felt that away about Ex Machina.

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Postby doglips on Wed May 16, 2007 4:07 am

That's cool man, no need for that emoticon.

I've thoroughly enjoyed every issue of Ex-Machina, the story elements being divulged at the moment are going to make the second half of this series something else entirely.

Runaways used to blow me away, but since Gert died - meh.
I've got to read Motherland to catch up with Y.
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Postby silentbobafett on Wed May 16, 2007 4:14 am

Wasteland, turn upthe heat and I fucking loved it!
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Postby Leckomaniac on Wed May 16, 2007 4:16 am

thedoglippedone wrote:That's cool man, no need for that emoticon.

I've thoroughly enjoyed every issue of Ex-Machina, the story elements being divulged at the moment are going to make the second half of this series something else entirely.

Runaways used to blow me away, but since Gert died - meh.
I've got to read Motherland to catch up with Y.


Yeah, its been a while since RUNAWAYS has really knocked my socks off. But there was a good stretch of time where that was my absolute favorite comic each month. It was just untouchable for a while.

Y is another beast entirely. The last two issues have been solid, but the long wait time inbetween issues is absolutely killing any momentum the series had going into its final story arc. The book has had so much buzz generated throughout most of its run and now its coming to an end with not even a whimper. Its too bad the scheduling conflicts have cut the legs out from under this book right before it crosses the finish line.
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Postby doglips on Wed May 16, 2007 6:08 am

I didn't realise there was an issue, I thought it was on time every month - glad I read it in trades then......
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Wed May 16, 2007 6:13 am

Hey Fried... how were the Marvel Zombie comics you picked up??

They looked friggen cool...
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Postby doglips on Wed May 16, 2007 6:15 am

I've got the first trade of Marvel Zombies to read actually - I'll let you know, but I'm not expecting much......great cover art tho'
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Postby MonkeyM666 on Wed May 16, 2007 6:23 am

Thanks Dog...

I've had this as my wallpaper at work for a while. Great looking artwork...

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I think of DJJ and Evil Hobbit when I look at it... :)


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Postby Fried Gold on Wed May 16, 2007 6:33 am

The artwork inside the issues don't quite live up to that, but the story has been okay so far.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:27 am

burlivesleftnut wrote:I just read BND, and *gulp* I really liked it. I am still peaved at the shear stupidity of OMD, but if you can divorce yourself from that, then it's a pretty fun ride. I still don't get why Pete thinks 30 is too young to get married... maybe he was just lying to cover up his fear of committment. Just skip the May story and the Osbourne story... YAWNS.


Blast from the past. Time to change the title of the thread, eh?
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:06 am

Sorry mis-posted. :(
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Postby Leckomaniac on Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:14 am

burlivesleftnut wrote:Sorry mis-posted. :(


heh. i figured. :lol:
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Postby DennisMM on Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:22 am

Topic line updated to indicate this space is currently for discussion of books from December.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:25 am

I have to go with Pax Romana #1 as my favorite title of the month. Solid all around. The art just jumps off the page, the premise is intriguing as hell and the writing is of the highest caliber.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:29 am

Captain America 33... a perfect resolution to Winter Soldiers journey get get at Tony Stark, but also a brilliant set up for the new Captain. Can't wait. Such a Huge Fan.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:30 am

burlivesleftnut wrote:Captain America 33... a perfect resolution to Winter Soldiers journey get get at Tony Stark, but also a brilliant set up for the new Captain. Can't wait. Such a Huge Fan.


Really? I was left with a somewhat unsatisfied taste in my mouth after reading that issue. I mean it was solid writing and art, as usual, but I just felt kind of...unfulfilled. It was much more of a tease than I expected it to be.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:40 am

I like to be teased.

And yes REALLY.
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Postby unikrunk on Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:29 am

doglips wrote:I've got the first trade of Marvel Zombies to read actually - I'll let you know, but I'm not expecting much......great cover art tho'


I started out with the trade, and then had anything with Marvel zombies added to my pulls...IMO, it is great. The art is great and the stories are just fun as hell.

doglips, methinks you will really enjoy Hank Pym's angle throughout the books; he handles being a zombie, and his marital issues with fucking moxie.

Here is a great image from one of them (can't remember which; Marvel Werewolves:

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He can't' love you back...
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Postby instant_karma on Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:41 am

That image is from Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness.

I got the hardback for Christmas. It's fun.
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Postby Chilli on Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:45 am

instant_karma wrote:That image is from Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness.

I got the hardback for Christmas. It's fun.


Heh. Better than the original Marvel Zombies?
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