Comics, etc.

Speaking of Invincible, Kieron Gillen just announced that's the title of his new Marvel Book.

I imagine it's an Iron Man book.

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"My lord, is that...legal?"

"I will make it legal."

Pretty lame imho.

Irredeemable? Yay? Nay?

Yay!

Yay!

Yay!

(I like Incorruptible more but you can't separate them)

oilypenguin wrote:

Yay!

(I like Incorruptible more but you can't separate them)

Yeah, this. So yay!

That probably could do with a bit of tagging there, captain

anyone read anything from Zenoscope? Comixology have a 3 day sale, but nothing rings a bell when I look at the titles.

I liked Irredeemable, but midway through it started to feel like Waid didn't know what else to do with the character and just started throwing out random ideas.

Edit: de-notreallyaspoilerbutit'shardtotellwhatpeopleconsiderspoilersanymore'd

spider_j wrote:

That probably could do with a bit of tagging there, captain

anyone read anything from Zenoscope? Comixology have a 3 day sale, but nothing rings a bell when I look at the titles.

I won't say I am an expert on the Zenescope stuff, but in my experience they put most of their creative juices into the boobs on the frOnt cover

So, I got three collections of Northlanders out of the library. I quite enjoyed them, but there seemed to be no connections between the stories beyond "there are vikings in them," and with a fairly open definition of vikings. Am I missing something or is that just the concept?

In terms of content, they are brutal but solid. My favorite so far was the one in which a norseman is tracking down a criminal, the whole story framed by his reports back to the king, which are written as if he was a cop in a modern procedural.

The stories are all stand-alone, presumably, I lost track of the series during the Plague Widow arc. I've been meaning to return to it, though.

I have read the whole thing.

All the storylines are stand-alone except for 1 continuation of a story.

I like that series a lot and I can't recommend it enough. I don't think it holds up to repeated readings but definitely worth a first time through.

At the risk of being a filthy skimmer, if you haven't read Locke & Key yet, drop whatever you're reading right now and grab the first volume. There's four more and I guarantee after the first you'll be clamoring for more.

SocialChameleon wrote:

At the risk of being a filthy skimmer, if you haven't read Locke & Key yet, drop whatever you're reading right now and grab the first volume. There's four more and I guarantee after the first you'll be clamoring for more.

I was converted about a month ago and made a similar post - but it bears repeating!

The final mini is supposed to start this month!

I think I've read everything except for Clockworks so far. Can't give this series enough love!

How is the end of Scalped?

I'm another that recently discovered Locke & Key and thought it was worth the read.

No insight on Scalped, though I have that on my read list as I've heard it is good (but haven't heard about an ending).

I just read Asterios Polyp and Blankets, and both were pretty great.

We are seriously living in one of the best periods for comics ever.

oilypenguin wrote:

How is the end of Scalped?

I just read the 7,8, and 9th trades. They were good. Ten comes out in Nov. I am ordering it as we speak.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

We are seriously living in one of the best periods for comics ever.

I deserve nothing but the finest comics!!

This weekend I read Guy Delisle's "Shenzhen" and "Pyongyang". Basically, he's a animation supervisor that's worked in outsource places in Asia (and elsewhere) and created travelogues about his experiences. Pyongyang was great. Shenzhen was also interesting, but his trip was more dull and that was reflected in the book. Anyway, highly recommended. He also wrote one about Burma and another more recently about Jerusalem, though I haven't seen those yet.

I saw a reference to a new series, Trenchcoats, Cigarettes and Shotguns by Chuck Brown and Philip Neudorf. Number 1 is up on comixology for 99c, and interesting. It's a mafia revenge story, but the hero/protagonist is a demon-summoning monster slayer on top. Gory and striking expressionistic art, I will definitely be following it a little longer

Shameless Plug: My co-worker and friend Erica Henderson did a 1 in 20 variant cover for Marceline and the Scream Queens #2

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Haha, love it. That's slick.

I got an e-mail from Amazon this morning about the first trades being available for the New 52.

Are sales starting to go downhill for that? Please tell me they are.

Anyway, after talking bad about Bendis when I started rereading the trades I have of Ultimate Spider-man, I have to take it all back. I just finished trade volume 10 of Ultimate Spider-man (Hollywood) and am ready to gobble up another one, only I don't have any others. I want to start saving some cash, and two games are releasing on Tuesday, so I am afraid I may have to wait some time.

Which sucks, because honestly, I just really dig the Ultimate Spider-man comics. Sometimes the villains are a little too grimdark, or "Hey, let's make them different enough so we're not just retreading old ground", but on the whole the execution is done pretty damn well.

I really wish the other writers for Ultimate X-Men and The Ultimates were this good instead of what they put out.

If you're just looking to read, not necessarily collect, you might try your local library. Mine has something like 23 volumes of USM, and a lot more. That's pretty much how I keep up with comics these days since it's not really in the budget to buy everything I'm interested in.

That is kind of awesome.

Batman No Man's Land Volume 3 came in the mail today. I'm pretty excited about that. But now I've found there will be a Volume 4. I thought 3 would be it. Not that I'm upset

Higgledy wrote:

Curiouser and curiouser

Looking at the comments (never wise, I know, but bear with me) Snyder has only uncovered the tip of the iceberg.