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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:27 pm
by DennisMM
Lost Girls, but I'm not asking my parents.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:39 pm
by unikrunk
All of the Miracleman books.

<looks at UK zoners...taps fingers>

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:39 pm
by Maui
The Eternals
Stardust
Watchmen

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:19 pm
by Pacino86845
The Eternals, eh? I was pretty disappointed by it and I stopped buying them by the fourth or fifth (or sixth, I can't remember) issue... did that series end finally?

Watchmen is essential, Maui, have you not read it before?

Dennis, have you read Lost Girls before?

And I've heard good things about Iron Fist so I'll try to keep it in mind whilst buying myself Christmas gifts, LOL.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:24 pm
by Fievel
I'm going to be asking for the Dark Tower Gunslinger Born book for Christmas.

Edit - also will be asking for everything I asked for last Christmas as I didn't get a single book. Jee-ZUSS!!! Just because I'm 32 doesn't mean you can't buy me a friggin' comic book!!!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:50 pm
by Maui
Pacino86845 wrote:The Eternals, eh? I was pretty disappointed by it and I stopped buying them by the fourth or fifth (or sixth, I can't remember) issue... did that series end finally?

Watchmen is essential, Maui, have you not read it before?



Oh, well I just thought I'd check it out, if you don't recommend it then perhaps I should pursue something else. Any recommendations?

Nope, psyched to read Watchmen!!!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:54 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Fievel wrote:I'm going to be asking for the Dark Tower Gunslinger Born book for Christmas.


Yes, yes, yes...I really want this too.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:03 pm
by DennisMM
Pacino86845 wrote:Dennis, have you read Lost Girls before?


Founder, I have not read Lost Girls in its entirety. However, I did read the episodes that were serialized in Taboo back in the early '90s. I enjoyed those and would not mind having the set, though the price is a bit much for me right now.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:10 pm
by Pacino86845
Maui wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:The Eternals, eh? I was pretty disappointed by it and I stopped buying them by the fourth or fifth (or sixth, I can't remember) issue... did that series end finally?

Watchmen is essential, Maui, have you not read it before?



Oh, well I just thought I'd check it out, if you don't recommend it then perhaps I should pursue something else. Any recommendations?


Oh boy, it would all depend on what kind of story you're looking for... something occult? By Gaiman preferably? What were the last couple of graphic novels that you really got a kick out of?

I'm no expert, but if you're looking for Gaiman stuff there's always Sandman, I don't think one can go wrong there... and I really enjoyed 1602, beautiful art in that book on top of Gaiman's sharp pen.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:10 pm
by The Vicar
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Fievel wrote:I'm going to be asking for the Dark Tower Gunslinger Born book for Christmas.


Yes, yes, yes...I really want this too.


Take a number, laddies......

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:13 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Colin wrote:Absolute DC: New Frontier
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what he said.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:14 pm
by Pacino86845
DennisMM wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:Dennis, have you read Lost Girls before?


Founder, I have not read Lost Girls in its entirety. However, I did read the episodes that were serialized in Taboo back in the early '90s. I enjoyed those and would not mind having the set, though the price is a bit much for me right now.


Yeah it's going for about 60 bucks on Amazon, which is quite hefty, but damn Dennis, Lost Girls is truly a unique set of graphic novels. You do get a lot of bang for your buck, it just happens to be a lot of buck to drop in one shot.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:17 pm
by Maui
Pacino86845 wrote:
DennisMM wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:Dennis, have you read Lost Girls before?


Founder, I have not read Lost Girls in its entirety. However, I did read the episodes that were serialized in Taboo back in the early '90s. I enjoyed those and would not mind having the set, though the price is a bit much for me right now.


Yeah it's going for about 60 bucks on Amazon, which is quite hefty, but damn Dennis, Lost Girls is truly a unique set of graphic novels. You do get a lot of bang for your buck, it just happens to be a lot of buck to drop in one shot.



Just reading up on Lost Girls, certainly looks appealing as well.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:18 pm
by DennisMM
I got myself the Blade Runner briefcase collection for Christmas, so the next pricey set has to wait a bit. I will have it eventually, I suspect.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:19 pm
by Maui
Pacino86845 wrote:I'm no expert, but if you're looking for Gaiman stuff there's always Sandman, I don't think one can go wrong there... and I really enjoyed 1602, beautiful art in that book on top of Gaiman's sharp pen.


Thanks Pacino, read up on this as well, might just check them out too! :)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:22 pm
by instant_karma
Crisis on Infinite Earths, we3 or DC: The New Frontier would all be welcomed.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:27 pm
by DennisMM
Go for we3 and bawl your eyes out all Christmas day.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:28 pm
by Maui
Dennis, someone should be getting you Lost Girls for your birthday, no?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:32 pm
by Pacino86845
Maui wrote:Just reading up on Lost Girls, certainly looks appealing as well.


Maybe you've seen it already, but we've got a pretty nifty Lost Girls thread.

Another recommendation would be for fellow Canuck Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim. Affordable, hilarious, awesome!!! (threadable too: http://zone.aintitcool.com/viewtopic.php?t=44075)



DC New Frontier... damn, one more added to my list, I'd forgotten about that. I need to start writing these down!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:33 pm
by DennisMM
It's not really the sort of thing I'd feel comfortable asking someone else to buy me. I am rather old-fashioned in some ways.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:37 pm
by instant_karma
DennisMM wrote:Go for we3 and bawl your eyes out all Christmas day.


Oh, I've read it (DC: The New Frontier too). I just want it in a nice collected edition.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:44 pm
by Maui
DennisMM wrote:It's not really the sort of thing I'd feel comfortable asking someone else to buy me. I am rather old-fashioned in some ways.


That's cool. :wink:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:45 pm
by Maui
Pacino86845 wrote:
Maui wrote:Just reading up on Lost Girls, certainly looks appealing as well.


Maybe you've seen it already, but we've got a pretty nifty Lost Girls thread.

Another recommendation would be for fellow Canuck Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim. Affordable, hilarious, awesome!!! (threadable too: http://zone.aintitcool.com/viewtopic.php?t=44075)



DC New Frontier... damn, one more added to my list, I'd forgotten about that. I need to start writing these down!



Will do, thanks for the recommendations, especially the Canuck one, eh?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:46 pm
by DennisMM
instant_karma wrote:
DennisMM wrote:Go for we3 and bawl your eyes out all Christmas day.


Oh, I've read it (DC: The New Frontier too). I just want it in a nice collected edition.


Ah. So many folks only read collections that I assumed you were one. Sorry.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:46 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Maui wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:
Maui wrote:Just reading up on Lost Girls, certainly looks appealing as well.


Maybe you've seen it already, but we've got a pretty nifty Lost Girls thread.

Another recommendation would be for fellow Canuck Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim. Affordable, hilarious, awesome!!! (threadable too: http://zone.aintitcool.com/viewtopic.php?t=44075)



DC New Frontier... damn, one more added to my list, I'd forgotten about that. I need to start writing these down!



Will do, thanks for the recommendations, especially the Canuck one, eh?


Yeah, KCBC is apeshit for Pilgrim...I need to pick that up too.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:56 pm
by doglips
Pacino86845 wrote:The Eternals, eh? I was pretty disappointed by it and I stopped buying them by the fourth or fifth (or sixth, I can't remember) issue... did that series end finally?


It ended very well on issue 7, 4 and 5 did lull and there was a big gap in release dates - but the final issues were excellent.

It will read very well as a trade, Maui. The Romita Jr art is mind-blowing.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:59 pm
by Maui
doglips wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:The Eternals, eh? I was pretty disappointed by it and I stopped buying them by the fourth or fifth (or sixth, I can't remember) issue... did that series end finally?


It ended very well on issue 7, 4 and 5 did lull and there was a big gap in release dates - but the final issues were excellent.

It will read very well as a trade, Maui. The Romita Jr art is mind-blowing.


Ok DL, I'll keep that in mind. Nothing's crossed off the list at this point. Everything is fair game.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:02 pm
by doglips
Check out the P.L.A.I.N. Janes too Maui, easily one of the most quirky and well written books I've read this year.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:59 pm
by Maui
doglips wrote:Check out the P.L.A.I.N. Janes too Maui, easily one of the most quirky and well written books I've read this year.



Cool, thanks DL! Gotta nice list going now.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:36 am
by Lady Sheridan
"Mail Order Ninja" from which my signature hails, is a pretty sweet little read. I am ashamed to have actually purchased something from TokyoPop but the idea of a boy owning his own ninja was too irresistible. It's juvenile, but smart enough to be fun. plus you can get copies for like $2.00 on Amazon.

I want Runaways, I need to put Vol 1 on my Wish List...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:39 am
by bluebottle
Lady Sheridan wrote:I want Runaways, I need to put Vol 1 on my Wish List...


The Hardcovers are great. Best series right now, IMHO.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:01 am
by DennisMM
I've got volume 2 sitting next to my bed. I'd only read these in the manga/digest format and damn do they look good on nice paper at full size.

Oh, and buy Scott Pilgrim. Blue's avatar commands.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:27 am
by Lady Sheridan
And just in case We3 was too much of a feel-good story, this Christmas we can enjoy the story of Laika:

http://www.amazon.com/Laika-Nick-Abadzis/dp/1596431016/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-4114253-6398821?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1188627967&sr=8-1

I do NOT think I am going to have the guts to read this one.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:45 am
by Chilli
300 probably. Can't self-pimp, so that'll have to do.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:21 am
by Nachokoolaid
I'm not done reading it, but since I haven't really noticed it in this thread, I'll recommend THE COMPLETE MAUS.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:47 am
by Evil Hobbit
I preordered the absolute sandman vol 2 today. Think I'll ask for Gunslinger or New Frontier (absolute) or Runaways. Maus is great. Also realy like the new colored issues of Bone.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:50 am
by Pacino86845
Evil Hobbit wrote:Also realy like the new colored issues of Bone.


BAH!!! *fondly clutches B&W TPBs and original first print issues*

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:42 pm
by instant_karma
Has anybody read the Steve Niles 28 Days Later: Aftermath spin-off thing?

I find Steve Niles a bit uneven, so I'd like to hear from somebody that's read it before going for it.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:52 pm
by Maui
I picked up 1602 on Pacino's recommendation. Beautiful artwork I agree, upon just glancing through the pages.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:50 am
by Pacino86845
Maui wrote:I picked up 1602 on Pacino's recommendation. Beautiful artwork I agree, upon just glancing through the pages.


YAY!!! I hope you like it!!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:50 am
by The Vicar
instant_karma wrote:Has anybody read the Steve Niles 28 Days Later: Aftermath spin-off thing?

I find Steve Niles a bit uneven, so I'd like to hear from somebody that's read it before going for it.


I was just looking at that.....bought The Road instead - but this looked good enough that next paycheck, its mine.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:42 pm
by Nachokoolaid
Evil Hobbit wrote:I preordered the absolute sandman vol 2 today. Think I'll ask for Gunslinger or New Frontier (absolute) or Runaways. Maus is great. Also realy like the new colored issues of Bone.


When is that Absolute Sandman vol 2 supposed to be released? I loved volume one. It was amazing.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:45 pm
by stereosforgeeks
I too am looking to start getting into comics.

So far Ive only read Scott Pilgrim and Watchmen. I read some stuff as a kid, but not anything religiously. I don't want to get into anything that doesnt stand on it's own (aka no marvel universe etc... as their backstories are too convoluted)

I plan on getting Y: The Last Man.

What are the essentials?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:51 pm
by Pacino86845
Well this thread is a good place to start stereos, but just a note on the superhero world: You can find quite a few outstanding stand-alone graphic novels featuring superheroes, where you wouldn't need to know more than the "basics" of their backstories. 1602 and Red Son are good examples of this.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:53 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Pacino86845 wrote:Well this thread is a good place to start stereos, but just a note on the superhero world: You can find quite a few outstanding stand-alone graphic novels featuring superheroes, where you wouldn't need to know more than the "basics" of their backstories. 1602 and Red Son are good examples of this.


Or Civil War!

*runs*

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:54 pm
by Nordling
I need to get Y: THE LAST MAN. I've been meaning to forever.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:55 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Pacino86845 wrote:Well this thread is a good place to start stereos, but just a note on the superhero world: You can find quite a few outstanding stand-alone graphic novels featuring superheroes, where you wouldn't need to know more than the "basics" of their backstories. 1602 and Red Son are good examples of this.


Ive heard that but it would sort of drive me nuts not knowing all the previous incarnation stuff beforehand.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:57 pm
by Nordling
RED SON's great. There's also a Superman Elseworlds comic that presupposes that instead of the Kents finding him, it's the Waynes, and when they die, he goes Bat-nuts. An excellent one-shot.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:57 pm
by Pacino86845
What incarnation stuff? Are you some kind of Buddhist?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:01 pm
by Nordling
The Super-Bat comic's called SPEEDING BULLETS, and sadly out of print.