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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:45 pm
Atomic_Tomato2 wrote:Nice, I get all of those series as well, with the exception of Avengers Academy, which I've been meaning to start getting for a while, especially since it's written by Christos Gage, who wrote an AMAZING Deadshot miniseries for DC a while ago.
Can you think of a good jumping-on point in a recent issue or any upcoming issue of Avenger's Academy?


I myself had to drop Avengers Academy for a while. Issue #21 is where I jumped back on because it started a new era for them. They moved their facilities to the old West Coast Avengers compound and took in some new students, such as a new White Tiger and Lightspeed from the Power Pack. It's very good stuff. Right now, you can pick up #32 and be okay, IMO.

I also picked up "Journey into Mystery" yesterday based on some good things I heard about it and the awesome cover art. I really enjoyed it, but I'm a little confused as to why Loki is a child. Does the story take place in the past, or was Loki turned into a child at some point recently? Anyone else know?


I'm not entirely sure, but it had something to do with the aftermath of Siege, in which Loki "died." Thor revived him immediately after in Thor #617 (which is Journey into Mystery before it was retitled).
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:29 pm
Two-Bit Specialist wrote:
I also picked up "Journey into Mystery" yesterday based on some good things I heard about it and the awesome cover art. I really enjoyed it, but I'm a little confused as to why Loki is a child. Does the story take place in the past, or was Loki turned into a child at some point recently? Anyone else know?


I'm not entirely sure, but it had something to do with the aftermath of Siege, in which Loki "died." Thor revived him immediately after in Thor #617 (which is Journey into Mystery before it was retitled).

Ah, I figured it had something to do with Siege, but I never read Siege. I guess Thor probably revived him as a child and is hoping that he grows up to not be a bad guy or something like that, then?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:11 pm
As much as it pains me to give any kind of promotion to this jerk I'm on staff with, he's put together a contest where you can win a Marvel Trade Paperback of your choice. I really doubt he'll get a lot of submissions, so I wanted to share with you guys. It's incredibly easy as long as you got Google and any modicum of Photoshop skills (I'm not eligible to participate, unfortunately). Read on for details: http://www.spidermancrawlspace.com/word ... l-contest/

Speaking of Spider-Man, anybody pick up Amazing Spider-Man? I'm trying to gauge reactions from people who are not too invested in the character (because otherwise everything nowadays sucks). What about Scarlet Spider? I'm heard very good things of that series.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:02 am
So much Marvel and DC discussion in here. How about some love for the independent comics?

If any of you buy digital comics, I recommend checking out Monkeybrain comics. They recently released five new books this month and you can pick them up on Comixology for 99 cents each. The books are short, but worth the price. I personally recommend picking up Bandette and The October Girl. The artwork is amazing and the stories are fun.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:02 pm
I've read two comics in my entire life. The Killing Joke, which I'm sure y'all know and also the first Sandman graphic novel, Preludes and Nocturnes... Neil Gaiman :D Always had a fondness for Batman, The Flash, and Deadpool any suggestions on where to start or what to look for?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:07 am
I've recently picked up Batman R.I.P. and the collections following after that. A very good read, if you ask me. Though, you might want to also pick up Final Crisis to read after R.I.P.

Also, Teen Titans! Pick up Teen Titans!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:57 am
Woodyman wrote:I've read two comics in my entire life. The Killing Joke, which I'm sure y'all know and also the first Sandman graphic novel, Preludes and Nocturnes... Neil Gaiman :D Always had a fondness for Batman, The Flash, and Deadpool any suggestions on where to start or what to look for?


I'd look out on second-hand bookshops or libraries.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:08 pm
What is the actual difference in style between Marvel and DC? Both provide great stories and characters, but I don't see what makes them so different sometimes.
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Woodyman wrote:I've read two comics in my entire life. The Killing Joke, which I'm sure y'all know and also the first Sandman graphic novel, Preludes and Nocturnes... Neil Gaiman :D Always had a fondness for Batman, The Flash, and Deadpool any suggestions on where to start or what to look for?

Really late response, but for Batman, I can suggest Year One, The Long Halloween (in my opinion, the greatest Batman story told), and Hush, If you like Long Halloween, Dark Victory is its sequel and Catwoman: When in Rome explains a few small details about Catwoman during the events.

As for Deadpool, they did release a Deadpool collection, which you can find on Amazon. The Joe Kelly runs are probably the best moments he had, from some reading and other opinions. Here is volume 1:

http://www.amazon.com/Deadpool-Classic- ... s=deadpool

In other news. I read The Amazing Spider-Man #700. Though I didn't really like it, it does set up for some interesting potential in future storylines.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:30 am
deathbymanga wrote:What is the actual difference in style between Marvel and DC? Both provide great stories and characters, but I don't see what makes them so different sometimes.


I feel like now they are more and more becoming eatch other these days, but for general sake. DC is more traditional and most of it's major characters were created in the 40's. (yes both had some in other decades as well plus DC had a "reboot" for some that gave birth to the more popular incarnations of them) The heroes tend to be heroes you look up to.

Marvel is more "edgy" with more of it's big heroes coming from the 1960's (again not all, but most.some may ague on this) The heroes are moreones that you idenify with than look up to.

That's the bare bones difference in truththey do have many similarities I also find it interesting that the movies seem to be the opissite. Many people find the marvel movies fun and light hearted and DC to be Dark and "edgy" (It's probably because the bigest movies DC has right now is the dark knight and they haven't had much sucess with their more "fun" movies.
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