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Apr 26 17 1:20 AM
Irony and subtly are the first casualties
in the eternal battle of wits between people divided by a common language. So read between the lines or you'll fall through the cracks...
....Quoting other people is no substitute for thinking for yourself...
Apr 26 17 1:44 AM
I AM more or less up to date with Southern Bastards and Nailbiter, both of which are excellent and recommended.
Southern Bastards is indeed a very interesting read.
Giant Days (Boom! Box; John Allison,Lissa Treiman,Wihtney Cogar)
The trials and tribulations of three young women starting at university.
Just great fun with very likeable characters.
Beauty (NBM;Kerascoet and Hubert)
Very intersting variation of a fairy tale theme.
A fairy gifts the homely Morue with beauty.
But this gift destroys more than one life and a kingdom or two
Portugal (NBM; Cyril Pedrosa)
The burned out artist and teacher Muchat returns to his homeland Portugal for a familiy celebration after years of absence.
Engaging story about a, not always very likeable, character on his way of self dicovery and to find his love for life back.
The Only Living Boy (Papercutz;David Gallaher and Steve Ellis)
The runaway Erik wakes up after finding shelter in a park in a different fantastic world as the only human between
mermaid warriors,dragons an insect princess and a couple of monsters.
Fantastic rollercoaster adventure.
Feathers (Archaia;Jorge Corona and Jen Hickman)
Poe, covered from head to toe in black feathers, abondened as a baby,
lives a hidden life under the protection of his adoptive father in the Maze.
A slum seperated from the wealthy by a huge wall. One night he meets Bianca
from the other the side of the wall and together they have the adventure of a lifetime.
Charming and fantastic story.
Apr 29 17 4:18 AM
deejayway wrote:My approach to sampling new comics nowadays is to wait about two years and to keep an eye on the buzz concerning the most interesting,innovative or just plain entertaining comics. This allows me to separate the chaff from the wheat.
kinggirlfriend wrote:I completely agree. Thing is there aren't a lot of fans of independent art comics around here. Certainly not in relation to superhero/pulp stuff. I think PATIENCE is wonderful, and one of the more pulpier genre-type works Dan Clowes has done. I feel like if there's any book of his that people on this board might like it's that one. I brought up Chris Ware a while back and felt like I was gonna get run out of town on a rail. I agree with you that the books Image put out are just better versions of the type of stories that Marvel and DC put out. Pulp sci-fi and fantasy, just without the costumes. Same thing with Valiant.
Apr 29 17 10:01 AM
deejayway wrote:I loved Remender's work at Marvel so much that he even got me to read a Romita Jr. comic.
But his work at Image is even better by a wide margin. I have read the first tpb of Low and I thought it was extraordinary. Since then I have been waiting for the dlx hc.
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May 13 17 6:30 PM
deejayway wrote:Let me add a bit of buzzz to the broth.
Seven to Eternity by my main guys; Rick Remender and Jerome Opena. It's frickin', frackin' all shades of awesome!
May 14 17 2:48 AM
May 15 17 4:22 AM
deejayway wrote:I much prefer Black Science storywise. Opena just has the edge artwise, but Scaleri is wonderful too.
Make sure you check out Low.
May 25 17 1:35 AM
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May 25 17 7:48 AM
Alan wrote:Have fun wherever you are, just read James Robinson's Grand Passion which was a good 5 issue read, got the first three cheap on ComiXology and liked it so much I bought the other two at the higher price to finish it. Recommended.
May 25 17 1:08 PM
jazzo wrote:I'll also add Richard McGuire's astonishing book, HERE, which chronicles the "life" of one single 20 square foot space in a non-linear fashion, from the beginning of time to the end of time,
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