Anybody heard rumors of the upcoming Thor movie?
Anybody heard rumors of the upcoming Thor movie?
I enjoyed the original run of Captain America, but now that he has passed, the whole story just feels out of place. But I do like Alex Ross. (Skrulls = Marketing scheme.) They are appearing in all forms of media, and you just are skeptical of every comic book character. What ever happened to reading for enjoyment instead of trying to find who is a skrull? Just another way to make a buck and shove it down people's throats. Some like it, I don't. That's my two cents.
Good thread idea, HMXHenry! Batman: Year One is amazing, so you'll have to let us know what Johnlok thinks of it when he finishes it!
I used to collect comics quite a bit as a kid but the comic shop I used to go to closed down so I've kind of stopped after that, occassionally picking up a graphic novel or TPB here and there, but I've been getting back into them for a while now, though I haven't bought any new issues yet (just back issues so far).
As a kid, I collected a lot of Batman and occassional Spider-Man. Mainly, I remember owning a lot of issues from the Knightfall story arc and some of the Alan Grant/Norm Breyfogle stuff with Anarky, Zsasz, Cornelius Stirk and other random villains I wasn't familiar with at all back then.
Recently, I just finished reading Batman: Dark Detective and I'm reading Essential X-Men, Vol. 2 kind of off and on again. I've also been trying to get some more Suicide Squad back issues and I've been checking out John Ostrander & Tom Mandrake's Martian Manhunter series since I liked Ostrander's work on Suicide Squad and I like the Martian Manhunter in other stuff I've come across him in.
I'm currently debating whether or not to start picking up Grant Morrison's current Batman story arc since I hated Arkham Asylum and it'll probably be collected in Trade Paperback form in no time, but I hear a lot of good things and I'm kind of curious how it is.
Might I suggest Watchmen for sophistication and anything starring Deadpool for absurd hilarity?
Henry get John to read Preacher and Transmetropolitan if you can.
Those are hands down some of the finest stories ever put to paper in the medium.
Just make sure he's not easily offended, because some of the material in those two stories could make a sailor blush, and possibly die of shock
Also on the Deadpool front I heartily recommend tracking down the Gail Simone issues from five years or so. They were the funniest the book has ever been IMO.
Other great stories include :
Walking Dead - My absolute favorite book on the market right now. The story is just so brutally powerful, and the characters are so likeable, that when bad things happen(and they do) it hits you in the gut like a ton of bricks.
Peter David's ENTIRE Incredible Hulk run. - He redifined the Hulk for an entire generation. This is THE definitive run on the Hulk, and the book has never managed to regain the heights it soared during David's run.
Warren Ellis' Stormwatch then the Authority - The story that changed comic writing and presentation for the 21st century. Ellis introduced 'wide-screen' storytelling with this book, and comics have never been the same since.
Ultimate Spider-man - THE BEST spider-man book on the market today. hell it might be the best super hero book on the market today. If you haven't given it a chance, track down the first trade. Fantastic story telling, that helped revitalize the entire genre in the early part of the decade.
The Ultimates - The natural evolution of warren ellis' widescreen authority. The action just jumps off the page at you, and seeing the Hulk try to eat Freddie Prinze Jr is worth the price of admission alone Stop after volume 2 however. The current volume 3 by a new creative team is bad. I'm talking Pimp my ride on the 360 bad.
Bendis' Daredevil - Not since Frank Miller has a writer made such a mark on the mythos of Daredevil. Some are calling Bendis' epic run even greater than Miller's. Time will tell, but in the mean time, pick it up and decide for yourself.
Nextwave- This the most fun you can have with your pants on
There are plenty more, but this should get him (and any other comic curious folks in the audience) started
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Simpsons Comics, Futurama, and all sorts of Manga FTW.
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As far as recommendations go, The Dark Knight Returns is essential. It doesn't top Batman: Year One, imo, but it's still classic.
I collected mostly DC years and years ago, in high school, right around the Crisis on Infinite Earths. I still have a set of those somewhere, as mint as the day I bought them. Maybe I should dig those up sometime.
I've always been a fan of Superman, but I liked a lot of the "lower tier" heroes so to speak - Dr. Fate, Firestorm, and Red Tornado.
I gave Marvel a little love, but DC was always my favorite (I did really enjoy Secret Wars, tho).
Closest I've been to comics lately is watching the Justice League/JL Unlimited Cartoons while they were on TV, and then collecting the DVDs. That and playing a load of Freedom Force (which I still enjoy) - best comic-inspired game ever (especially when you have as many custom heroes as I do!)!
I still like to pick up graphic novels now and then. "Killing Joke" was definitely the best comic I've ever read. I have the Secret Wars compiliation and the Crisis compilation - are there any more worth getting out there? I'd love to find a JLA/Avengers compilation - the second issue of that was a blast to read (Superman FTW!!!!).
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