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Old 01-04-2010, 05:10 PM   #51
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Sleeper by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, is hands down Brubaker's best comic. It can cancelled after 24 issues, which isn't bad (still sucked it ended though, on account of poor sales). Everyone who likes Brubaker should read this. In fact, I think they just re-released the series in two trades (Season 1 and Season 2)


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Old 01-04-2010, 06:01 PM   #52
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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.
Umm, Really? What's good about it?

I've never read it but have always been told that it is gutter trash!

If someone can convince me to read it, I might pick it up for my collection!

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Old 01-04-2010, 07:42 PM   #53
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Nova. Seriously, this is probably Marvel's best book right now...and it barely sells 20k a month

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Old 01-04-2010, 09:32 PM   #54
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I also tend to think that 30 Days of Night (the original 3 issue series) is very underrated.

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Old 01-04-2010, 10:51 PM   #55
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Umm, Really? What's good about it?

I've never read it but have always been told that it is gutter trash!

If someone can convince me to read it, I might pick it up for my collection!
Its nowhere near ad bad as people make it out to be. I enjoyed it

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but why did you enjoy it?

I mean why do people hate it in the 1st place?

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but why did you enjoy it?

I mean why do people hate it in the 1st place?

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but why did you enjoy it?

I mean why do people hate it in the 1st place?
Because it wasn't the Dark Knight Returns.

It's tough to convince someone to like Dark Knight Strikes Again. The reason sI like it is the same reasons why people hate it with a passion of a thousand burning suns. I love the art, call it ugly all you want but Miller knows how to put together a comic and use them medium a thousand times better than most writers and artist of today. Besides, many call Quitely, Pope, Keith, Wood, and others who do not match with "normal" (doesn't look Jim Lee-esque) comic art ugly. I call them much more stylistic, innovative, creative than most. Miller creates superhero world like no other filled with unqiue apocalyptic quirks that just pop off the page.

The story is over-the-top to a comical level and takes it serious at the same time and it works in a beautiful insane way. If you are one to complain that this isn't how Batman would act and so on, though, this is not the book for you. This is a story about the love of the silver age and how the heroes of that time where dragged through the comic landscape created by Miller and the DKR. These are the heroes of the brink of the end of the world and they finally fight back. I love every second of it.

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Old 01-05-2010, 09:47 AM   #59
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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.
Agreed.

Everyone loves TDKR and First Year but leave TDKSA out in the cold on the regular.

But its not for those who are overly strict and demanding of the canonical Batman...

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:45 AM   #60
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I wanna see who agrees with me... I am of the opinion that Mark Gugenheim's run on BLADE was absolutely underrated.

It is nothing spectacular, but it does have some great moments. Why is it so overlooked?

Blade is a great character.

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:48 AM   #61
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I wanna see who agrees with me... I am of the opinion that Mark Gugenheim's run on BLADE was absolutely underrated.

It is nothing spectacular, but it does have some great moments. Why is it so overlooked?

Blade is a great character.

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I think it's a terrific parody of superhero comics and the decompression trend. And it's probably the funniest comic I've ever read. The artwork looks great and is a perfect fit for the book. I know it has a sizable number of detractors, but I'd recommend checking it out anyway because there's always a chance you'll be the dissenting opinion on something.

I will, however, point out the reasons it has detractors.

1. It completely throws the established personalities of its characters out the window, so fans of these characters and people who get really into Marvel continuity might find it off-putting. Although I don't think it's considered canon.

2. Warren Ellis wrote it. He tends to be kind of polarizing, especially on non-creator-owned projects. Some might not take kindly to a book like this from a writer who has expressed some disdain for the genre.

3. Like many works of satire, it could be mistaken for the thing it's satirizing and be called stupid.

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Old 01-19-2010, 10:39 AM   #63
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Oh, that's cool. I love it when writers are given enough time to give their books a half decent send-off. It puts me in mind of Robert Kirkman's The Irredeemable Ant-Man... Another seriously under-rated book.
Yes, one of my favorite titles of the past decade, hell, probably one of my favorite titles ever!!

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Old 01-19-2010, 01:36 PM   #64
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All-Star Batman & Robin. People can hate Miller for showing Vicki Vale's ass or Batman swearing and treating a child dangerously, but behind all that lies great character progression and great understandment of DC's finest heroes and vigilantes alike.

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Good call. Not underappreciated in my book, it's actually an all time favorite of mine. I wish Frank was still doing such beautiful, dark, poetic writing and art.

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Old 01-24-2010, 07:21 PM   #66
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The best thing Ennis ever wrote. Sadly I believe only the first two trades have ever been publish.



The best Superman stories without Superman. A great love letter by Moore of Superman from the silver age.

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The best Superman stories without Superman. A great love letter by Moore of Superman from the silver age.
It amazes me that the guy who was one of the most responsible parties for the dark age of comics, as well as the mature and open story telling of modern comics, can also capture the fun and creativity of the silver age to a T.

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It amazes me that the guy who was one of the most responsible parties for the dark age of comics, as well as the mature and open story telling of modern comics, can also capture the fun and creativity of the silver age to a T.
Moore always seems to resent the effect that Watchmen had on superheroes. Post-Watchmen I feel that he was trying to escape that shadow he created of "darker" superheroes with things like Supreme and his superhero work with the ABC line.

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Moore always seems to resent the effect that Watchmen had on superheroes. Post-Watchmen I feel that he was trying to escape that shadow he created of "darker" superheroes with things like Supreme and his superhero work with the ABC line.
Oh, yeah, totally. I'm just in awe at his range as a comic writer

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Well, there was 1963...

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Glad to see somebody else giving hitman it's props... Great book

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I think Kirkman ended it cuz he was leaving Marvel and heading over to Image permanently. After his manifesto about why creato owned books are better.

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Have to agree with Hitman, one of my favs. Also lately I've rediscovered Mike Grell's Warlord, that stuff is amazing.

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