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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Here are the best Superman trades to get, some you have already read, I've listed them in chronological order:

    The Man of Steel (they have made this up to 6 volumes including the stories from right after Crisis on Infinite Earths, but the first volume is the John Byrne origin)
    Birthright
    Superman for All Seasons
    Death/Return of Superman omnibus (really cheap with some good stuff)
    No Limits
    Endgame
    Till Death Do Us Part
    Critical Condition
    Emperor Joker
    President Lex
    Our Worlds at War
    Return to Krypton
    Ending Battle
    Up, Up, and Away!
    Camelot Falls
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Brainiac
    The Coming of Atlas


    For Secret Six, it's actually not that hard to jump into, I didn't really know who Deadshot and Ragdoll and Catman were before I read it, but you want to start with:

    Villains United
    Secret Six: Six Degrees of Devastation
    SS: Unhinged
    SS: Depths
    SS: Danse Macabre
    SS: Cats in the Cradle
    SS: The Reptile Brain

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    GankGank Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    That is precisely what I needed, thanks Tex! Emperor Joker and President Lex are two Superman arcs i've always wanted to read too.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    For Green Lantern, I would probably just tell you to get every single volume with Geoff Johns name on it, with the possible exception of Wanted: Hal Jordan, which was the only arc that I personally felt had no redeeming qualities at all.

    The trade chronology for Johns GL stuff:
    Secret Origins
    Rebirth
    No Fear
    Revenge of the Green Lanterns
    Wanted: Hal Jordan
    Sinestro Corps War Volumes 1 & 2 (Tales of the Sinestro Corps is some side-story stuff, but also pretty good)
    Rage of the Red Lanterns
    Agent Orange
    Blackest Night & Blackest Night: Green Lantern
    Green Lantern: Brightest Day (also called The New Guardians)

    For the current Green Lantern Corps book, the real stand-out arcs are Recharged, Emerald Eclipse, and Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps.

    For the Flash, you can pick up Flash Rebirth, The Dastardly Death of the Rogues, The Road to Flashpoint (which doesn't come out in Hardcover until November), and then jump right into Flashpoint and be caught up to current stuff.

    Grant Morrison's Batman is also pretty fancy.
    Batman & Son
    The Black Glove
    Batman: RIP
    Batman & Robin Volumes 1-2
    Time & The Batman
    The Return of Bruce Wayne
    Batman & Robin Volume 3

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Anyone here read all of the Highland Hughie spin-off book from The Boys? I have all of The Boys collected except for Herogasm which I heard was pretty awful.

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    liquiddarkliquiddark Odd magpie St. John's, NLRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Highland Laddie's not wonderful. It mostly revolves around fixing Hughie and his lass's issues, and the way it does it isn't particularly relevant to the main book, although it's interesting to see the series take leave of the USA for a minute. Herogasm, for all its excesses, was quite good and set up a number of critical plot points for the main book. If you're enjoying the regular series I don't see any reason that Herogasm wouldn't be a useful addition to your collection.

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    AngryAngry The glory I had witnessed was just a sleight of handRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    i don't know where else to put this.

    if your name is jake farley and you're wondering why you received a kindle in the mail in february, yeah that was me. apparently when i ordered one for myself it sent it to the address of my last secret spider-man. i just went on amazon to purchase one (forgetting about this old order) and saw that i had previously purchased one.

    so uh, i hope you enjoy it!

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    It's a Christmas miracle!

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Has Galactus ever tried to eat Ego the living planet?

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Has Galactus ever tried to eat Ego the living planet?

    I don't think so, I think Ego is supposed to fear Galactus anyway and purposefully keeps away from him, I'm sure I remember that from somewhere.

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    GankGank Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    As do I, but that may be from the Silver Surfer cartoon.

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Wiki says that they've thrown down a few times, as far back as Kirby/Lee on Thor 160-161.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    My local Barnes and Noble just put three copies of a new "Trouble" hardcover on their shelves this week. Big "From the creator of Kick-Ass!" line on it too

    Did people like Trouble, and no one told me? I was under the impression it bombed the first time around.

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    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    jkylefultonjkylefulton Squid...or Kid? NNID - majpellRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ego the living planet is kind of a giant dick - Thor convinces Galactus not to eat him, and in return Ego lets a space-faring race settle on his surface.

    Then he consumes the entire race once Thor leaves.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ringo wrote: »
    My local Barnes and Noble just put three copies of a new "Trouble" hardcover on their shelves this week. Big "From the creator of Kick-Ass!" line on it too

    Did people like Trouble, and no one told me? I was under the impression it bombed the first time around.

    According to ComicsAlliance, it's one of the worst comics of the past decade.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Which is one of the reasons I find Marvel releasing a new Hardcover of it rather shocking

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    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    GankGank Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Maybe they are being ironic? That's popular, right?

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I still kinda wanna read trouble

    I hear it is Porky's starring Aunt May

    That is a thing I can get behind

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    IndiIndi Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Trouble has Dodson art right?

    He draws pretty women. That's one draw right there. Just two cents.

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    WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    But it is unnerving to see Aunt May drawn quite that ... er ... 'pretty'.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    There's only one thing more hilarious than fans of Kick-Ass buying Trouble

    and that's fans of Trouble buying Kick-Ass.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Wildcat wrote: »
    But it is unnerving to see Aunt May drawn as Mary Jane

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    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    IndiIndi Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    They should magically de-age Aunt May for a couple issues and see what happens.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Whatever happened to American Eagle? I read that issue of Thunderbolts wherin he bitch-slapped Bullseye, and thought he was an interesting character.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Whatever happened to American Eagle? I read that issue of Thunderbolts wherin he bitch-slapped Bullseye, and thought he was an interesting character.

    He appeared in a short-story for Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    He was in War Machine for an issue as well

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    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ringo wrote: »
    Wildcat wrote: »
    But it is unnerving to see Aunt May drawn as Mary Jane

    And ... and Peter gave up MJ in favour of Aunt May ... D:

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    DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Is there like a TPB or HC collecting all of the Spidey Super Stories?

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    What was the writer/artist breakdown on Brightest Day? And more specifically, who did the incredible, pulpy-noir pencils during the big scenes on Hawkworld?

    I know Aquaman was mostly Johns and Reis
    And Martian Manhunter was mostly Tomasi and Gleason.

    Who did the Firestorm and Hawkpeople stuff (I assume Johns did Hawks while Tomasi did Firestorm, but still curious about art)?

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Scott Clark, Joe Prado and Ardian Syaf were the other artists. I want to say Syaf drew the Firestorm stuff, but he's changes his style so much since I last saw it that I can't say for certain.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Is there like a TPB or HC collecting all of the Spidey Super Stories?

    nope

    and there probably never will be what with the joint rights with The Electric Company

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    cshadow42cshadow42 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    So, I've just discovered David Bowie. I know, I'm 31 and I'm just now learning about the wonderous asexual joy that is David Bowie.

    Anyway, I've been watching Labyrinth again with my son (age 1), and it still rocks. I hear there is a manga/graphic novel collection called "Return to Labyrinth", which continues the storyline past the movie. Has anyone here read it, and is it any good?

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    TexiKenTexiKen Dammit! That fish really got me!Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    There was a short lived Suicide Squad series from 2001 that Keith Giffen wrote, and I think Paco Medina was one of the artists I saw. Is it any good or comparable to Secret Six?

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    it was good

    not as good as secret six

    and not even remotely good as ostrander's (then again, nothing will ever be)

    but worth a read

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    How in the heck does a guy get the Incal and the Airtight Garage and Azrach without taking out a loan?

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'm trying to find a comic I flipped through at a store but forgot the name of.

    Despite being recent it had a very fifty's style and art work.

    The general plot seemed to be that robots were in an upper caste of society and humans in the lower. In the first few pages what I'm assuming was the main character shows up in front of a bunch of humans, beats one up, and takes off.

    Anyone know what I'm talking about?

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Could be MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER

    Magnus is a guy who fights robots that rule society in the future

    He fights them with his fists which is pretty impressive

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    That looks like it's the one! Thanks.

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    BagginsesBagginses __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2011
    According to Wikipedia, Guy Gardner is "a teacher for children with disabilities." Has he ever been depicted actually filling this role, and was his character the jerk-ass Guy we've all come to know and love? In other words, are there any comics that show Guy Gardner verbally abusing the retarded?

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Oh dear God I hope so.

    Is that why he is so full of Rage? He can't use his ring to put the kids in green energy crates when they misbehave?

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2011
    Bagginses wrote: »
    In other words, are there any comics that show Guy Gardner verbally abusing the retarded?

    No.

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