What's your latest read?

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  1. sirmarkus

    sirmarkus Well-Known Member

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    Mandon Knight Uncle Ben's top boy

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  3. MMMMM...Pancakes

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    I'm all over the place with my reading. Some books I've been working on for years and have yet to finish.
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Recently finished Injustice: Gods Among Us: Yr 4 Vol 2. Currently rereading V for Vendetta.
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I definitely recommend it. One of Moore's very best! :up:
     
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    Babillygunn Tag team champion

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    I agree about V. What a good read. Although for some reason I was disturbed by the ending and the treatment of
    Rose Almond. I found her a tremendously sympathetic character and in the end she is sentenced to a short life of torture
     
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  8. Karelia

    Karelia Somebody Save Me

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    Green Lantern: Earth One

    Loved it!
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Yes. I like to think V managed to pull off a rescue at some point. [BLACKOUT]Evey certainly seemed sympathetic to Rose when she saw in the club that first time.[/BLACKOUT]

    Incidentally, [BLACKOUT]I've often wondered if the original V could have been a female as well. The supposed Larkhill backstory was never confirmed as actually being V's, and V looks to be of quite slight build throughout the book.[/BLACKOUT]
     
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    Superman Exile Hardcover, I still love this story, every year I re-read a few storylines.:yay: Another one is Batman Hush
     
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    There are so many Superman stories I need to get to. I only read Birthright a couple of years ago and just got to Up Up and Away and All-Star this year. Those were all amazing.
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Currently reading Titans: The Lazarus Contract (HC). Enjoying it so far.
     
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    So I managed to stay up late last night and read all of New Teen Titans Vol.8.

    Here are my thoughts:

    - George Perez’s art continues to impressive

    - The way all of the storylines and plots were structured was almost perfect. They planted seeds for future storylines like “Crisis on Infinite Earths”, transitioned Lilith back in and out of the Teen Titans’ lives, dealt with the effects that Judas Contract’s aftermath had on Beast Boy and Deathstroke, the subplot regarding the potential untrustworthiness of Adeline Kane and Jericho as well as having Donna Troy and Terry Long getting married was almost seamless. Nothing appeared to truly get lost in the shuffle

    - My favorite moments in this particular volume are:

    * Seeing Bruce and Dick finally address why Bruce was willing to adopt Jason Todd but never adopted him

    * The conversations between Donna and Diana

    * Seeing Dick and Donna’s rather touching conversation before the wedding where they even tell each other that they love one another in a non romantic

    * Beast Boy getting consumed with retaliating against Deathstroke to the point where he purposefully sabotaged the case so he can try and kill him on his own....Simply because it showed that Beast Boy can use his head when he wants to

    * Beast Boy and Deathstroke’s reconciliation over everything that happened between him and the Titans as well as Beast Boy coming to terms with the kind of person that Terra was.

    Really looking forward to reading the next volume....here’s hoping I haven’t gotten to the point where Danny Chase is introduced yet (shudders)
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Currently working my way through DC Showcase Presents: The House of Secrets. I know some people don't like that the Showcase series is printed in black and white but I actually prefer my horror comics that way. It's like watching the classic horror movies of the 30s and 40s :)
     
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    I'm currently working my way through the entire Superman/Action Comics/Supergirl "New Krypton" arc, and am now over half way through. I had read through the arc before, but only on the Superman and Action Comics titles, so I had missed a lot on the Supergirl side.
     
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    Mister Miracle is excellent.
     
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    It sure is. :up:
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Well I finally finished Showcase Presents: The House of Secrets. 70s horror comics will always have a special place in my heart and there were some nice tales included here, but man there was some dross as well (Gerry Conway has come a long way!). The most notable thing about this collection is its inclusion of # 92, the first ever appearance of Swamp Thing. Overall a pretty enjoyable trip down memory lane.
     
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    I’m 2/3 of the way through The Longbow Hunters. I’ve wanted to read it for a while now, so I finally got around to it. I’m still waiting for a payoff. It’s good but not great. The art is a bit annoying and tonally seems a bit off. But I’m intrigued enough to want to finish it.
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I hear people talk about The Longbow Hunters a lot but I've never got around to reading it either. I'll be interested to hear what you think when you've finished :up:
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I'm about half-way through Zero Hour: Crisis in Time. Haven't revisited it since it first came out back in '94 (not sure why) but DC recently published a very nice hardback edition (with a new forward by Dan Jurgens) which I picked up last weekend. Enjoying it so far.
     
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    I’ll be sure to share my review.
     
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    Longbow Hunters is more character driven than it is plot driven. Plus, Mike Grell's 80 something issue run on the character that follows is a prime example of good comics.

    On the chance you enjoy it, I highly recommend Tim Truman's Hawkworld. For me, it's the only Hawkman story that matters. But it's in a similar vein as Longbow Hunters, in that "Mature Readers"/pre-Vertigo style.
     
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    Thanks for the recs :up:
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Okay, I finished Zero Hour: Crisis in Time. I like the idea and what it tries to do. The artwork is pretty good, although there's some inconsistency. But for me there are two main problems;

    First, Dan Jurgens ain't no Marv Wolfman. Jurgens' concept is good - attempting to tidy up some stuff that CoIE left hanging - but he isn't the writer for something like this. For me it's the CB equivalent of Jason Statham tackling Shakespeare (which I would actually, definitely watch!); he's good at what he does but there are some things he doesn't have the weight for. It's a real shame Wolfman didn't do ZH.

    Second, the collected edition suffers from 'tie-in dependancy'. It contains Showcase '94 # 8–9 as a lead-in and the core series. None of the tie-ins are present. I just counted and there are 29 of them (that's in addition to the 42 'Zero Month' # 0 issues that followed). I know some core series read fine without the tie-ins - but Zero Hour isn't one of them. There's obviously a heck of a lot that we don't see but which gets obliquely yet prominently referenced, leaving you scratching your head (thank **** for the internet!).

    Overall a nice idea but I wish they'd do a ZH tie-in collection, along the lines of the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion which collects the CoIE tie-ins.

    Edit: Just skimmed Goodreads - seems a lot of readers feel the same.
     
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