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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    TrippyJing wrote:
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Pony wrote:
    why are the comic related threads consistently the angriest threads on SE++

    y'all got passionate opinions
    well
    these are characters that have been around upward of half a century

    they existed before a lot of us have been born, and will continue to exist after we die

    there really isn't any other medium with things like that

    Sherlock Holmes

    well, I meant ongoing stories

    the original author is dead and any other work after his is non-canon

    Sherlock was not intended to be written in a modern serial medium where multiple authors and creators worked on his stories
    I like a lot of writers. Hickman is my current favorite, but Bendis, Morrison, Kirkman, Pax, and Johns are my current favorites. They all have flaws, but they also can all tell one hell of a story.
    what the shit

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Pony wrote:
    Huntera wrote:
    Pony wrote: »
    I don't feel passionate about Bendis' writing because I can't think of things I've read that he wrote

    No Ultimate Spider-Man for Pony?

    I've actually never read Ultimate Spider-Man!

    The Ultimates was the only Ultimate thing I read, and that stopped after Ultimates 2

    it's not due to some strong reason as to why, I've just never tried

    I have pretty harshly been called a casual or very mild comic book fan

    I buy very few comics (in the past few years, none at all!) and I read very little

    ultimate spidey is pretty much exactly for you then

    pretty much completely self contained, outside of one or two spots near the present

    no past continuity to worry about, no other book tie ins that you need to get it

    the only thing is it's gotta pretty lengthy now. but as people have said, it ranges from "good" to "incredible" from issue one to now

  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    my policy on most comics is like louis ck's policy on dick-sucking

    i have no strong, compelling reason not to

    i've just not often seen comics where like, i feel really excited about the idea of reading it

    i got out of buying comics around the late 90's

    then didn't come back to buying comics till just before House of M, and then Marvel did back-to-back "mega-events" and I was like

    peace out, doggs, no thank you

  • HunteraHuntera Talk phobos to meRegistered User regular
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Pony wrote:
    Huntera wrote:
    Pony wrote: »
    I don't feel passionate about Bendis' writing because I can't think of things I've read that he wrote

    No Ultimate Spider-Man for Pony?

    I've actually never read Ultimate Spider-Man!

    The Ultimates was the only Ultimate thing I read, and that stopped after Ultimates 2

    it's not due to some strong reason as to why, I've just never tried

    I have pretty harshly been called a casual or very mild comic book fan

    I buy very few comics (in the past few years, none at all!) and I read very little

    ultimate spidey is pretty much exactly for you then

    pretty much completely self contained, outside of one or two spots near the present

    no past continuity to worry about, no other book tie ins that you need to get it

    the only thing is it's gotta pretty lengthy now. but as people have said, it ranges from "good" to "incredible" from issue one to now

    You could probably start after Ultimatum as long as you read a summary of what that is. (You might not wanna do that though, shit was disgusting)

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    Pony wrote:
    my policy on most comics is like louis ck's policy on dick-sucking

    i have no strong, compelling reason not to

    i've just not often seen comics where like, i feel really excited about the idea of reading it

    i got out of buying comics around the late 90's

    then didn't come back to buying comics till just before House of M, and then Marvel did back-to-back "mega-events" and I was like

    peace out, doggs, no thank you
    Well there are still plenty of great comics that aren't mega-events

    I mean at Marvel alone right now you have the Ultimate Line, Hulk, FF and Fantastic Four, Venom, Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil and Thunderbolts.

  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    Oh man , I forgot about War Journal, which I loved. It had the best WWH tie in ever. And yes I also have his cap run, which is part of what made me fall in love with cap.

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Huntera wrote:
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Pony wrote:
    Huntera wrote:
    Pony wrote: »
    I don't feel passionate about Bendis' writing because I can't think of things I've read that he wrote

    No Ultimate Spider-Man for Pony?

    I've actually never read Ultimate Spider-Man!

    The Ultimates was the only Ultimate thing I read, and that stopped after Ultimates 2

    it's not due to some strong reason as to why, I've just never tried

    I have pretty harshly been called a casual or very mild comic book fan

    I buy very few comics (in the past few years, none at all!) and I read very little

    ultimate spidey is pretty much exactly for you then

    pretty much completely self contained, outside of one or two spots near the present

    no past continuity to worry about, no other book tie ins that you need to get it

    the only thing is it's gotta pretty lengthy now. but as people have said, it ranges from "good" to "incredible" from issue one to now

    You could probably start after Ultimatum as long as you read a summary of what that is. (You might not wanna do that though, shit was disgusting)

    i've read Ultimatum

    i heard about how bad it was and felt i needed to really see for myself

    (it was pretty bad)

    I'm aware of a lot of goings-on in comic books even though i read very little of them, not the least of which is because of interacting with places like this forum

  • TurambarTurambar Captain 'Crawler of the Warship XavierRegistered User regular
    Remender is a wizard

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  • HunteraHuntera Talk phobos to meRegistered User regular
    Oh yeah, at least 30% of what I know about comics is from here and graphic violence.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    @Pony

    Swamp Thing and Animal Man are fantastic books that DC is putting out right now

    and this is where I put in my requisite plug for the current IDW Transformers ongoing books

    they are legitimately good, and Blank can back me up on More Than Meets the Eye

    USM and Venom are good, Thunderbolts and Daredevil are good

    Antimatter on
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Pony wrote:
    my policy on most comics is like louis ck's policy on dick-sucking

    i have no strong, compelling reason not to

    i've just not often seen comics where like, i feel really excited about the idea of reading it

    i got out of buying comics around the late 90's

    then didn't come back to buying comics till just before House of M, and then Marvel did back-to-back "mega-events" and I was like

    peace out, doggs, no thank you

    that was me

    Then my parents got me an Ultimate Spider-man collection for christmas one year. It was really cheap, 20 bucks for a hardcover of all the early stories.

    And then I started reading comics again. Except by comics I mean comic, I only read USM. Occasionally I'll buy something else that has taskmaster in it.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    Turambar wrote:
    Remender is a wizard
    It has been really cool to see him develop as a writer

    he started off promising with Fear Agent but had a few mis-steps, like his All-New Atom run at DC. Then he did FrankenCastle and X-Force and now Secret Avengers and holy shit he found his groove

  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    Yes @Antimatter I like Robert Kirkman. I read Invincible, Walking Dead, and Guardians of the Globe and love them all. Also I met him at a con a few years ago and he was super nice. Ottley as well. Both were super nice.

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    I don't like Invincible much nowadays and think Kirkman's dialogue is...pretty bad.

    but the first 12 or so issues were fucking incredible and his new series with Spencer, Thief of Thieves, had a really strong first issue.

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Things I am currently reading on a semi-regular basis (like, I fall behind for a bit and then catch up several issues all at once)

    Avengers Academy
    The Boys
    Astonishing X-Men


    uh

    I'm trying to think of other things here

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    there were a few series i was reading semi-regularly but they're cancelled or on hiatus now

    like Runaways and Young Avengers

  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote:
    Spex

    you realize people can have different opinions

    you don't need to post a multi paragraph rant every time someone has a different view than you

    it gets really, really goddamn annoying

    I'm sorry, I just don't think that stating an opinion and then explaining why I have that opinion counts as a rant. It saves other people the time of having to ask me why I think something.

    And yes, I know that people can have different opinions. It's baffling that people keep using that line when they're talking to me and then immediately follow that up with the whole "oh you always do this you always start a rant about having different opinions blah blah blah." I mean, you don't think I'm blind, do you? Or sleepwalking or something? Or coma-posting? Everyone's always going on as though I'm not aware of what I'm doing or like this whole issue hasn't been discussed a million times with almost the exact same outcome.

    I personally think it's way more annoying that people keep bringing up the length of my posts (god forbid you'll have to actually read anything) as though that means I'm wrong somehow or that I'm being silly despite being the only one to actually clearly state and explain his opinions. I think it's way more annoying that people act incredulous when I don't agree with one of their opinions even though I explained my reasons as clearly as possible. I think it's way more annoying when people act like I've insulted them or something just because I put a little more time into a response than they did.

    This was a bit of a rant, yeah, but I don't think it was entirely unwarranted. I know I can be abrasive and a bit jerky about my own opinions, but I try to restrict my abrasiveness when dealing with people who are also jerky about their own opinions, except they often don't bother to explain themselves and just continue to be kind of jerky and wilfully incredulous about other people's opinions.

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  • HullisHullis You Guys Just Can't Do Anything Without This Genius!Registered User regular
    Remender's Venom is oustanding

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    i feel like kirkman has stilted dialog and a propensity to lean on gore in his books

    that's not to say he's a bad person, per se, and as Blank said, the first year of Invincible was pretty good!

    Ottley is a great artist

    btw I dislike that the jailing system is broken

    the post timer activates when it shouldnt or it doesn't activate when it should

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    Pony if you like stuff like X-Men and Avengers Academy you really ought to check out Wolverine and the X-Men

    but it has wolverine in it

    he's right there in the title

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    Pony if you like stuff like X-Men and Avengers Academy you really ought to check out Wolverine and the X-Men

  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    You read The Boys Pony? Latest issue was pretty fucked up huh?

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    There is a difference between explaining your opinions and shitting on other peoples' taste and views

    saying "I do not like Bendis' writing, I personally think he is a shit writer for these reasons" is cool

    saying "You like garbage" less so

    plus while you may try to restrict your jerkiness to other jerks, you don't do a good job of it. I mean in the Batman thread you fucking told a guy to kill himself in a volcano because he wanted Darkseid in a Superman movie.

  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote:
    Dichotomy wrote:
    Blankzilla wrote:
    Spex

    you realize people can have different opinions

    you don't need to post a multi paragraph rant every time someone has a different view than you

    it gets really, really goddamn annoying

    interesting post considering you were just getting on anti's case for having different opinions than you
    That isn't what I was doing at all!

    I told her it is fine if she doesn't like Bendis. I explicitly said that!
    but really the problem is you don't like Bendis, that is cool.

    people have different opinions! The problem is when people decide their opinion is the only valid one, which is what Anti and Spex are doing.

    Actually, I don't know about Anti, but that's not what I'm doing. I'm just stating my own opinion and explaining why I have that opinion. If I come across as angry, it's only because the reasons I mention are things that really get on my nerves.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    (I don't like Wolverine)

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Ho! Ho! Ho! Drink Coke!Registered User regular
    Pony wrote:
    Pony if you like stuff like X-Men and Avengers Academy you really ought to check out Wolverine and the X-Men

    but it has wolverine in it

    he's right there in the title

    Jason Aaron writes the best Wolverine stuff ever, seriously

    I'm not even a fan of Wolverine usually

  • HunteraHuntera Talk phobos to meRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Pony wrote: »
    (I don't like Wolverine)

    It's about him running a school for mutants to get them away from Cyclops' militarism.

    I think it's pretty great, and I am of the mind that Wolverine is usually way too much bub snikt, best at what I do, etc.

    Huntera on
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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    wirehead26 wrote:
    You read The Boys Pony? Latest issue was pretty fucked up huh?

    I'm actually behind on The Boys by like a few months at least

    this is how it is

    I don't like, go into the comic shop each wednesday to buy the latest shit

    nor do I have a "box" where they keep the comics i buy and then I pick them up

    i stop by a book store or the silver snail once every month or two and if i can find the things i read, i read them

    if i don't, i don't

    i don't like pirating comics because it's a dying industry with razor thin profit margins so that feels like a dick move, especially when i can't justify it by like "oh but I give $30 to Marvel every month with my normal purchases"

    if i pirated the like maybe 2 or 3 comics i buy a month (tops!) then they'd just get $0 from me ever and that don't seem right

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    Wolverine is a great character

    Wolverine & The X-Men is a great book

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  • HullisHullis You Guys Just Can't Do Anything Without This Genius!Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Yeah wolverine seems boring and derivative to me usually but I have been loving WatXM to death

    Hullis on
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  • HunteraHuntera Talk phobos to meRegistered User regular
    Pony wrote: »
    wirehead26 wrote:
    You read The Boys Pony? Latest issue was pretty fucked up huh?

    I'm actually behind on The Boys by like a few months at least

    this is how it is

    I don't like, go into the comic shop each wednesday to buy the latest shit

    nor do I have a "box" where they keep the comics i buy and then I pick them up

    i stop by a book store or the silver snail once every month or two and if i can find the things i read, i read them

    if i don't, i don't

    i don't like pirating comics because it's a dying industry with razor thin profit margins so that feels like a dick move, especially when i can't justify it by like "oh but I give $30 to Marvel every month with my normal purchases"

    if i pirated the like maybe 2 or 3 comics i buy a month (tops!) then they'd just get $0 from me ever and that don't seem right

    Comixology solves that, for me at least, digital comics for stuff I wanna read now, then every now and then a trade or two to have a physical copy.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    Antimatter wrote:
    i feel like kirkman has stilted dialog and a propensity to lean on gore in his books

    that's not to say he's a bad person, per se, and as Blank said, the first year of Invincible was pretty good!

    Ottley is a great artist

    btw I dislike that the jailing system is broken

    the post timer activates when it shouldnt or it doesn't activate when it should

    I almost walked away during the Vultramite War, it was very very gory. But its moved away from that. I still enjoy it anyway

  • HullisHullis You Guys Just Can't Do Anything Without This Genius!Registered User regular
    Pony wrote:
    wirehead26 wrote:
    You read The Boys Pony? Latest issue was pretty fucked up huh?

    I'm actually behind on The Boys by like a few months at least

    this is how it is

    I don't like, go into the comic shop each wednesday to buy the latest shit

    nor do I have a "box" where they keep the comics i buy and then I pick them up

    i stop by a book store or the silver snail once every month or two and if i can find the things i read, i read them

    if i don't, i don't

    i don't like pirating comics because it's a dying industry with razor thin profit margins so that feels like a dick move, especially when i can't justify it by like "oh but I give $30 to Marvel every month with my normal purchases"

    if i pirated the like maybe 2 or 3 comics i buy a month (tops!) then they'd just get $0 from me ever and that don't seem right

    comixology? buy when you want without having to stop buy a store

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Ah OK. I started getting The Boys in trade format but I just started reading it on comiXology now because apparently this newest arc is the last one so I don't want to wait for it. Never read Herogasm or the Hugie miniseries though, heard they were pretty bad. Will eventually get the Butcher one.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    @Pony
    The Death of Optimus Prime, the thing that's setting up the entirety of the current IDW Transformers stuff, is 2 bucks on comixology
    http://www.comixology.com/Transformers-Death-of-Optimus-Prime/comics-series/7152

    in three days, More Than Meets the Eye #1 will be as well

    More Than Meets the Eye is a fun action book

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    wirehead26 wrote:
    Ah OK. I started getting The Boys in trade format but I just started reading it on comiXology now because apparently this newest arc is the last one so I don't want to wait for it. Never read Herogasm or the Hugie miniseries though, heard they were pretty bad. Will eventually get the Butcher one.

    the Hughie miniseries is terrible

    herogasm adds some interesting character beats and stuff but for the most part takes the already over-the-top sexuality and bizarre bullshit of the series into over-drive

    there's a scene that none-too-subtly implies
    Spoiler:

    and it doesn't come up ever again and i don't know why they put it in there

    The Boys is already trashy, gratuitous schlock

    herogasm pushes that waaaay over the line

  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    yeah comixology doesn't really seem for me

    i'm extremely particular about my online purchases/services i pay money for, and while i'll spend $2 on a chocolate bar at the corner store, spending $2 online on a comic book is something i have to be able to justify to myself and quite frankly i don't think i can

  • HullisHullis You Guys Just Can't Do Anything Without This Genius!Registered User regular
    Pony wrote:
    yeah comixology doesn't really seem for me

    i'm extremely particular about my online purchases/services i pay money for, and while i'll spend $2 on a chocolate bar at the corner store, spending $2 online on a comic book is something i have to be able to justify to myself and quite frankly i don't think i can

    that's fair, some people like to physically see where their money is going

    (I should probably turn into one of those people)

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    yeah, i don't use comixology either, but i figured i'd link you to a good thing that's cheaper than the physical thing

    (i will never stop promoting these books)

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