Comic book fans



  • @flower_arrangement oh, yeah, believe me I own them all. I was so happy to see the series come back. Neil Gaiman is great, and JH Williams artwork is magnificent.

    Granted, it gave me a cat Dream, so it didn't have to work too hard to make me love it.



  • I love comic books and have been reading them in some form for all of my life.

    I am the sort of guy who will read anything that takes his fancy. I have a huge stack of to read trades and I spend far to much money on singles each week. I tend to go more indie with trades because I have DC, Marvel and the key Image books covered with my regular purchases.

    I am playing catch up with a lot of stuff at the moment due to having a baby to look after eating into my comics and gaming time. I am about a month behind on my Marvel books, two months on the Image books I get and about 3 months behind on Shonen Jump. (Manga is just Japanese comics so they count and I'll fight anyone who says otherwise!) The only thing I have kept on top of it DC because of the Rebirth event being so interesting.

    I'm also planning to blitz my pull list because as usual it has slowly ballooned to the point were I am spending £30-£40 a week on single issues. So about £160 per month! So yeah I'll make some harsh cutting and then post my newer, much smaller pull list!



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  • Where does the allies read comics? I'm currently reading Ultimate Spider-man but the place I'm reading at are sometimes missing an issue or two and it can be quite annoying.
    Just got into reading comics but man, Ultimate Spider-man is a blast!



  • I picked up Marvel Unlimited a month or so ago, and am really loving being able to test out so many comics without having to blindly buy them. I wish there were less gaps in issues though!

    Does anyone have any Marvel Unlimited suggested readings?



  • @Fridge-man said in Comic book fans:

    Where does the allies read comics? I'm currently reading Ultimate Spider-man but the place I'm reading at are sometimes missing an issue or two and it can be quite annoying.
    Just got into reading comics but man, Ultimate Spider-man is a blast!

    I get pretty much everything I read through ComiXology because I like to stay current. But if you are looking for older Marvel stuff Marvel Unlimited is the place to go.



  • My current pull list off the top of my head is:

    Amazing Spider-man
    Uncanny X-men
    Flash
    Superman
    Batman
    TMNT
    Kaijumax

    Im sure there is more than that i cant remember atm and i have a hefty backlog of trades im getting through slowly as well, this pic is out of date by a good bit aswell.
    Backlog pic


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    @Spidarro nice picks and goodluck with that backlog looks like some good reading ahead



  • @Swordfish00830

    Thanks im chiping away at it slowly but have digital stuff too which is always distracting, in th next two weeks my workload should ease off a bit then i can make a better go of it.


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    Picked up my books for theweek I was behind on these three annuals. The rest came out this week. Really excited to start reading Nightwing never read any of his previous books like Greyson.

    DC

    • Nightwing Rebirth
    • Wonder Woman #2
    • Detective Comics #936
    • Teen Titans Annual #2
    • Deathstroke Annual #2

    Marvel

    • Spider-Gwen Annual #1
    • Amazing Spider-man Cival War II #2


  • I read Daredevil Yellow yesterday and can recommend it enough, moody and atmospheric with great art and writing, so damn good!
    Also just added this to my backlog 👌
    TYBG



  • Definitely a fan of the medium, but I'm not huge into Superheroes (except for a few). Some of my favourites include:

    • Preacher
    • The Walking Dead
    • Punisher MAX (Garth Ennis's run on this was glorious)
    • Chew
    • Revival
    • Watchmen
    • Batman

    There's a lot I like from Batman but my all time favourite is Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On Serious Earth. It's gloriously fucked up in terms of its narrative and psychological approach to Batman and Dave McKean's artwork is simply wonderful. Although having said that, I have immensely enjoyed Scott Synder's run on Batman too.

    @Tegs - that's a cool list. At times it feels like Image can do no wrong! I seriously need to read Invincible though, I've gone too long without it in my life!



  • Hmm, I suggest Saga and Fables. Saga is a monthly ongoing, but Fables is completed so you can simply sit down and binge read it from beginning to end.



  • @Churchy Invincible is imo better than Walking Dead, but then I prefer a fun series with violence to a neverending depressing one.
    It also crosses over with some other Image series which makes it feel like a traditional superhero series except well.... a Kirkman version.



  • I used to read a lot of european comics, Asterix the Gaul, Lucky Luke, Clever & Smart, Tintin, Gaston, and Iznogud e.g. but I could never really get into american comics, especially Marvel and DC are so gosh darn inconsistent and reboot everything over and over and over and are abused for political propaganda too much for my taste.



  • @Musou-Tensei Oh finally someone else like me. I though I was alone among superhero fans.



  • @Nillend In what regard, reading mostly EU comics or being annoyed by the constat reboots of Marvel and DC?

    I forgot one other EU comic I read a lot as child, Disney of course, I had a weekly Micky Mouse magazine and Das Lustige Taschenbuch (The Funny Pocket Book), which was a part colored part black & white comic book with Disney characters (full color nowadays). Some might think now "that's a US comic!!", nope, majority of it is drawn in italy and the stories are more eurocentric than american disney comics.



  • Not so much constant reboots, as Marvel is chasing that re-launch money again and again. They've gone back to number #1s like twice in a year now, while DC did its first (soft-)reboot since 2011 or something with Rebirth. It's a change for the better, though. DC New 52 had some good comics, but it was very pandering to new readers to the point where they wrecked characterizations in order to chase that money.



  • @Musou-Tensei Both. I read a lot of Asterix, Tintin, Lucky Luke, Iznogud and Mickey mouse. I don't like how people consider Marvel, DC and other Superhero comics as core, if not entirety of comics.
    I especially disliked how my twitter exploded with stuff like that from the recent SDCC.



  • @BatViking Can second both of these. SAGA might be my all time favorite comic, and Fables is just such a rich world. BKV's second series, Paper Girls, is picking up well too.