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Old 08-05-2009, 11:53 PM   #26
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Before Matt Fraction was big at Marvel there was Casanova, a great scifi/spy book that was only 1.99 an issue with great art from Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon and it only ran for 14 issues?! How the hell doesn't it catch on? Well Fraction has promised more Casanova and with him winning Eisner it may be sooner than later but he may be too busy with the X-men, damnit.
Oh yeah, I'm kicking myself for forgetting this. Casanova is an incredible book, filled with creativity, great writing, excellent art, and wild twists all around. I didn't know that Fraction won an Eisner for it, much deserved.

Guys, go out and buy the trades or look through back issues and buy this. Seriously, do it!

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Old 08-06-2009, 12:02 AM   #27
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Oh yeah, I'm kicking myself for forgetting this. Casanova is an incredible book, filled with creativity, great writing, excellent art, and wild twists all around. I didn't know that Fraction won an Eisner for it, much deserved.

Guys, go out and buy the trades or look through back issues and buy this. Seriously, do it!
No, he won the Eisner for Iron Man. At this point I can only hope that this leads to more Casanova. Especially after that cruel April Fool's Joke.

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Yeah, that was crap. I figured something was up when they said it was suppose to be a full run, complete with color, for free on their website. It was too good to be true, but I hoped, and it was dashed

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Old 08-06-2009, 04:47 PM   #29
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Anybody ever read Omega The Unknown?
The reboot, not Gerber's original.



I read this a few months ago and it left me pretty impressed. Nice art, Quirky and weirdly compelling storyline... Good to see something like this out on a major label.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_the_Unknown

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Old 08-06-2009, 05:19 PM   #30
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Loved it

Although it ran for 70 issues Peter Milligan's update of an old Ditko character, Shade the Changing Man never gets the praise as the other Vertigo series that were running. It was a weird and surreal trip across America. Thankfully, DC is finally collecting the series.




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Old 08-06-2009, 09:04 PM   #31
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Yeah, it's one of the only Vertigo books i'm not really familiar with. Sounds good, though...

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Old 08-06-2009, 09:07 PM   #32
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Anybody ever read Omega The Unknown?
The reboot, not Gerber's original.

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I read this a few months ago and it left me pretty impressed. Nice art, Quirky and weirdly compelling storyline... Good to see something like this out on a major label.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_the_Unknown
I was confused. Enjoyed it. very confused though. I should get the trade and re-read it.

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Old 08-06-2009, 09:09 PM   #33
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I was confused. Enjoyed it. very confused though. I should get the trade and re-read it.


I think you were supposed to be confused... It's part of the fun.

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Old 08-06-2009, 09:13 PM   #34
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I think you were supposed to be confused... It's part of the fun.
Oh I know that. It's just... once I got to issue ten... I wanted to understand it, or have a good idea.




And another underrated one? The Surrogates. Too bad the movie is probably going to put a bad mark on the title though.

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I've never read The Surrogates... I don't understand why either. It seems like the sort of thing i should've checked out by now.
I'm puttin' it on the list!

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I've never read The Surrogates... I don't understand why either. It seems like the sort of thing i should've checked out by now.
I'm puttin' it on the list!
But. Don't use that recommendation for the second trade of it, Flesh and Bone. I haven't gotten a chance to check that one out.

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Gotcha!

Oh, another book is Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules.

It's the fictional story of the fictional family that inspired the FF... If that makes sense.



This book really is one of a kind. It's a domestic drama set in the "real world"1960's and treats the FF as a real family who inspire the book that we know.

Dr. Reed Richards- The emotionally cold university professor obsessed with his work

Susan Sturm- Reeds unfulfilled girlfriend, unhappy with the role 60's society expects her to play.

Johnny Sturm- Susan's little brother. The frustrated wannabe rebel. Desperate to escape his smalltown life.

Ben Grimm- Reed's old college room mate who's become a burnt out boxing coach in love with Susan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantast...able_Molecules

Check it out. If you like Mad Men and Marvel this might be the book for you!

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Old 08-06-2009, 10:23 PM   #38
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Guy Davis! I just looked it up. I knew that guy did work on B.P.R.D., also another good series.

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God, I love Guy Davis! What are the B.P.R.D books like? I love Mignola's Hellboy stuff..

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Old 08-06-2009, 10:36 PM   #40
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Pretty much, Hellboy without the Hellboy. So everyone gets a lot more page space for their stories. And there's explanations. Seriously. They actually answer (and introduce) a lot of B.P.R.D. questions. Also. The frogs from Seed of Destruction are back and in force.

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Old 08-07-2009, 08:35 PM   #42
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Hard Time by Steve Gerber

An amazing, amazing series from a few years back. That was canceled, then brought back, then canceled again...all way before it should have been. If you ever get the chance to pick up the back issues or find the out of print trade, do it. It's an amazing reading experience.

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Finally, someone else who loves Hard Time. Read the whole series in one sitting, and damn was it a rewarding experience.

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Although it ran for 70 issues Peter Milligan's update of an old Ditko character, Shade the Changing Man never gets the praise as the other Vertigo series that were running. It was a weird and surreal trip across America. Thankfully, DC is finally collecting the series.



I've wanted to read this series for a while, since I enjoy stuff from Vertigo. But only the first few issues were collected in trade so I kept putting it off.

Since DC is going to make more trades, I'll keep an eye out

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Robert Kirkman's Invincible.

Seriously under-rated.

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I think Spiderman's Tangled Web series is very UNDERRATED!

it was written a while ago, but still.

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Oh yes through all it's day-glo insanity Dark Knight Strikes Back is one of the most madcap entertaining Batman comics ever. I'll have more to say later.

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Hard Time by Steve Gerber

An amazing, amazing series from a few years back. That was canceled, then brought back, then canceled again...all way before it should have been. If you ever get the chance to pick up the back issues or find the out of print trade, do it. It's an amazing reading experience.
I read the first issue and really liked it, but alas, didn't keep going with it for some reason. Is it available in trade?

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I think Spiderman's Tangled Web series is very UNDERRATED!

it was written a while ago, but still.
Yeah, it was very good. Flowers for Rhino is like my favorite Rhino story ever. And Severance Package is one of the best Kingpin stories.

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Deep Sleeper is one of my favorite Image mini-series, although half of it was published by Oni. It was written by Phil Hester and had a nice trippy feel to it (awesome art too)


Cole Gibson is haunted by vivid and terrifying nightmares that cripple his career and alienate his family. He soon discovers his dreams are merely doorways into a separate, hidden level of reality populated by beings beyond imagining. The menacing forces lurking in this realm crave one prize above all - Cole Gibson's soul.

I really should read more of Phil Hester's stuff.

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