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Good TPB For A Newcomer?

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    So as usual when I get home from school I'm going to blow like 100+ bucks on comic books...I blame you assholes entirely.

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  • Tucanwarrior13Tucanwarrior13 Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Hey, money well spent. At least in some peoples eyes.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    If you can find it, Superman: Birthright is a great Supes book - thought i haven't seen it in stores recently.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Well, as of a few days ago I own House of M, Runaways Volumes 1, 2, 4 and 5 (3 was, unfortunately, not in the store. Which sucks because apparently it's a VERY IMPORTANT BOOK.), and Civil War: Young Avengers and Runaways. All good stuff.

    Next check I'll be getting more Marvel (The store has a buy two get another free on Marvel graphic novels, so DC can wait.), and I'm thinking of picking up some Decimation books. Perhaps 198, and The Next Day. I was thinking of grabbing Blood of Apocalypse, is it worth it? Outside of those and the Runaways volumes I'm missing, I didn't see much else I wanted at the moment. I think I may actually consider following War World Hulk issue by issue, along with X-Men, starting at #200 (Gambit? Sweet action).

    Any other fairly recent Marvel books I should look for before I start delving into new issues?

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    The 198 is bad. Don't get it.

    X-Factor is something you should pick up though.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Don't get Blood of Apocalypse either, if you are thinking of jumping on X-Men with #200 then you may want to pick up the previous arcs in Mike Carey's run, starting with Supernovas.

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  • NAND NORNAND NOR Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    ALL-STAR SUPERMAN

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  • ScroogeMcDuckScroogeMcDuck Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Watchmen
    Preacher: Gone To Texas
    All-Star Superman
    Superman: Up, Up and Away
    Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 1-4
    Superman: Emperor Joker
    Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
    The Death of Superman
    Justice League: A New Beginning
    Batman: Year One
    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
    Batman: The Long Halloween
    Batman: Dark Victory
    Batman: Starange Apparitions
    Batman: Knightfall Vol. 1-2
    Batman: KnightsEnd
    Batman: Detective
    Batman: A Death In The Family
    Batman: Hush
    Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying
    Batman: City of Crime
    Robin: Year One
    Robin: Tragedies and Triumphs
    Robin: Joker's Wild
    The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck
    The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck Companion
    The Savage Dragon: Baptism of Fire
    The Savage Dragon: A Force To Be Reckoned With
    Captain America: War & Rememberance
    Captain America: The Winter Solder Vol. 1 & 2
    Captain America: The Serve & Protect
    Captain America: Operation Rebirth
    Captain America: CAP LIVES!
    Iron Man: Demon In A Bottle
    Iron Man: The Mask in the Iron Man
    Spider-Man: The Death of Captain Stacy
    Spider-Man: The Death of Gwen Stacy
    Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt
    Spider-Man: Son of the Goblin
    Spider-Man: Return of the Goblin
    Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives!
    Untold Tales of Spider-Man
    Spider-Man: Saga of the Alien Costume
    Bone: The Complete Epic
    Black Panther(Christopher Priest written)
    Black Panther: Enemy of the State
    The Flash: Born To Run
    The Flash: The Return of Barry Allen
    The Flash: Terminal Velocity
    The Flash: Dead Heat
    The Flash: Rogues
    The Flash: Crossfire
    The Flash: Blitz
    The Flash: Ignition
    The Flash: The Secret of Barry Allen
    The Flash: Rogue War
    Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight
    Green Lantern: A New Dawn
    Green lantern: Emerald Knights
    Green Lantern: Rebirth
    Green Lantern: No Fear
    Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns
    Green Lantern: Wanted
    JSA: The Return of Hawkman
    JSA: Princes of Darkness
    JSA: Black Reign
    JSA: Black Vengeance
    JLA: New World Order
    JLA: Tower of Babel
    JLA: Crisis of Conscience
    JLA: Strength In Numbers
    JLA: Rock of Ages
    Avengers: Assemble Vol. 1-5
    Hulk Visionairies: Peter David Vol. 1-3. And any others that may come out.
    Fantastic Four Visionairies: John Byrne Vol. 1-6. And any others that may come out.
    Stangers In Paradise, any of the collections
    ANY collection of Planatary or Transmetropolitan

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Okay, this is a question I need to ask: in the Detective trade, does it have any portions wiht Riddler as good?

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Started reading Runaways thanks to this thread. Goodbye, money...

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  • SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    NAND NOR wrote: »
    ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Started reading Runaways thanks to this thread. Goodbye, money...

    I'm with you there, man. Just bought Volumes 6 and 7 today, along with issues 25 and 26. So, I'm all caught up to the latest issue. I have to say though, I think I'm gonna miss Vaughan as a writer. But I'll give the new writer a fair shake.
    Even if he completely ignored the face-off with Iron Man that was begun at the end of #24, and instead suddenly sent them to New York to meet Kingpin and The Punisher. Seriously, what?

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  • NAND NORNAND NOR Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    NAND NOR wrote: »
    ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN

    Man, what the hell?

    That's not even out in trade paperback last I knew. And it's not even that good.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    NAND NOR wrote: »
    NAND NOR wrote: »
    ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN

    Man, what the hell?

    That's not even out in trade paperback last I knew. And it's not even that good.

    Of "the goddamn Batman" fame?

    I think that series is Frank Miller laughing at comic fans. Seriously.

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  • TylerXKJTylerXKJ __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2007
    NAND NOR wrote: »
    NAND NOR wrote: »
    ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN

    Man, what the hell?

    That's not even out in trade paperback last I knew. And it's not even that good.

    What are you dense? Are you retarded? Who the hell do you think I am? I'm the goddamn Batman.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Started reading Runaways thanks to this thread. Goodbye, money...

    I'm with you there, man. Just bought Volumes 6 and 7 today, along with issues 25 and 26. So, I'm all caught up to the latest issue. I have to say though, I think I'm gonna miss Vaughan as a writer. But I'll give the new writer a fair shake.
    Even if he completely ignored the face-off with Iron Man that was begun at the end of #24, and instead suddenly sent them to New York to meet Kingpin and The Punisher. Seriously, what?

    If you want to try other stuff by Vaughn, Y: The Last Man is pretty much the greatest comic ever.

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  • ReatheranReatheran Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Started reading Runaways thanks to this thread. Goodbye, money...

    I'm with you there, man. Just bought Volumes 6 and 7 today, along with issues 25 and 26. So, I'm all caught up to the latest issue. I have to say though, I think I'm gonna miss Vaughan as a writer. But I'll give the new writer a fair shake.
    Even if he completely ignored the face-off with Iron Man that was begun at the end of #24, and instead suddenly sent them to New York to meet Kingpin and The Punisher. Seriously, what?

    If you want to try other stuff by Vaughn, Y: The Last Man is pretty much the greatest comic ever.

    I always thought Ex Machina was better than either of those.

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  • KreutzKreutz Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    The 198 is bad. Don't get it.

    X-Factor is something you should pick up though.

    I haven't seen any trades of the latest incarnation of X-Factor. Or are you refering to the 90's version? I'm a fan of the series so I'd like to collect the trades if there are any.

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  • VirralVirral Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Check this out for the ultimate reference on which trades are available and what they contain:

    Trade Paperback List

    The new X-Factor has the Madrox mini, plus 3 trades.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Reatheran wrote: »
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Started reading Runaways thanks to this thread. Goodbye, money...

    I'm with you there, man. Just bought Volumes 6 and 7 today, along with issues 25 and 26. So, I'm all caught up to the latest issue. I have to say though, I think I'm gonna miss Vaughan as a writer. But I'll give the new writer a fair shake.
    Even if he completely ignored the face-off with Iron Man that was begun at the end of #24, and instead suddenly sent them to New York to meet Kingpin and The Punisher. Seriously, what?

    If you want to try other stuff by Vaughn, Y: The Last Man is pretty much the greatest comic ever.

    I always thought Ex Machina was better than either of those.

    I like Ex Machina and all, but dear jesus I love Y so much.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Kreutz wrote: »
    The 198 is bad. Don't get it.

    X-Factor is something you should pick up though.

    I haven't seen any trades of the latest incarnation of X-Factor. Or are you refering to the 90's version? I'm a fan of the series so I'd like to collect the trades if there are any.
    The new series is coming out in hardcovers as well as trades. The hardcovers hit a few months before the trades. The third one just came out.

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  • CojonesCojones Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Not sure if it's been mentioned but I thought that Cable & Deadpool was superb. Feel free to crucify me; I'm not terribly knowledgeable on this whole scene but I had great fun reading it.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Virral wrote: »
    Check this out for the ultimate reference on which trades are available and what they contain:

    Trade Paperback List

    The new X-Factor has the Madrox mini, plus 3 trades.

    That link truly is a godsend, sir. Many thanks.

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  • VirralVirral Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Tell me about it, I'd be hopelessly lost without the precious precious TPB List (recently returned to comics myself)

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  • KreutzKreutz Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    That's a great site, considering how much of a bitch it is to find information at the official Marvel site.

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  • ArthArth Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Get the first Fables TPB. You will be hooked. Also, yes, Runaways is pure awesome.

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  • VirralVirral Registered User
    edited June 2007
    I just finished the Alias Omnibus, and as everyone will tell you, it is completely awesome.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Always loved comics, never liked the idea of buying them. But recently I broke down and began to read. I've read through quite a bit of Ultimate Spider-Man (Up to issue 102), Spider-Man: Reign, Amazing Spider-Man: Civil War (Dear God I love Spider-Man, if it weren't obvious), Batman: Hush (These two books were wonderful, a favorite of mine), and Civil War.

    Obviously I'm deep into Marvel (Not just Spider-Man... But especially Spider-Man.), but Batman is always an option for me. So, my question to you, dear PAers, is where should I go from here? I'd prefer to keep purchases limited to TPB, because I don't want a bunch of single issues lying around and would like to have a complete (Or as close as it comes) arc contained in the pages.

    I've been looking at the X-Men: First Class books, and perhaps other Civil War books such as New Avengers or X-Men. House of M seems to be a good purchase as well. And, are the Runaways good?

    So, long story short, I'd like some really good TPB since I'm limited on money. Given what I've read and am interested in, what should I go for?

    If you're deep into Marvel, and if no one reccomended it, and fuck, even if they did, get MARVELS. You'll thank me later. Also 1602, but that's less necessary

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  • rockmonkeyrockmonkey Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    In no particular order:

    The Boys
    Red Son
    Runaways
    Spider-Man Blue
    Long Halloween
    Y: The Last Man
    Preacher
    The Dark Knight Returns
    Transmetropolitan
    Invincible

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    If you are looking for something different, maybe something sci-fi-ish, with bits of cyberpunk, I suggest Heavy Liquid and 100%, both by Paul Pope.

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  • Bob The MonkeyBob The Monkey Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    If you are looking for something different, maybe something sci-fi-ish, with bits of cyberpunk, I suggest Heavy Liquid and 100%, both by Paul Pope.

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  • liqideosliqideos Registered User
    edited June 2007
    The Killing Joke.

    There is no other.

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  • Tucanwarrior13Tucanwarrior13 Registered User
    edited June 2007
    liqideos wrote: »
    The Killing Joke.

    There is no other.

    Right on, I'm with that 100%

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    Alright, here's a little thingy I made for SE, and it should get some use, so here you go:
    Here's the SE++ Suggested Reading List, feel free to pm/post with suggestions.
    Bone
    Sandman Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, also available in Absolute Editions. There is only 1 as of now.
    Transmetropolitan Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Superman: Red Son
    The Dark Knight Returns, which is available in Absolute Edition paired with it's sequel.
    Y: The Last Man Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Watchmen, which is available in Absolute Edition
    League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Vol. 1 and 2, which is available in a very hard to find Absolute Edition
    From Hell
    Batman: Year 100
    Batman: Year One
    Preacher Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
    New Frontier, which is available in Absolute Edition.
    Superman: Birthright
    Kingdom Come, which is available in Absolute Edition.
    Marvels
    Ultimate Spider-Man Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt
    Crisis on Infinite Earths, which is available in Absolute Edition.
    Grant Morrison's New X-Men, which is available in an Omnibus Edition.
    Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1, 2, 3.
    Immortal Iron Fist, which has yet to be released in trade.
    Bendis' Daredevil, which is available in a series of Hardcovers.
    The Eternals
    Runaways Volumes 1, 2, 3
    Fables Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 1001 Nights of Snowfall.
    V for Vendetta
    We3
    Pride of Baghdad
    Grant Morrison's Animal Man Volumes 1, 2, 3.

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  • Clovis13kClovis13k Registered User
    edited June 2007
    After lurking for about 3 weeks, I came across this thread. Thanks to you all, I just picked up the first volume of Runaways and the the hardcover volume 1 of Invincible!

    They are both great comics and I can feel the comic addiction coming back. Relapse anyone?;-)

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Clovis13k wrote: »
    After lurking for about 3 weeks, I came across this thread. Thanks to you all, I just picked up the first volume of Runaways and the the hardcover volume 1 of Invincible!

    They are both great comics and I can feel the comic addiction coming back. Relapse anyone?;-)

    Morrison JLA

    Buy it, the TPBs are cheap as hell and and they are AMAZING!

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  • The_LightbringerThe_Lightbringer Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Fables and Mouse Guard are both fun reads.

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Fables and Mouse Guard are both fun reads.

    Hell yes on both of those

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
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  • rockmonkeyrockmonkey Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I'll 2nd Fables, I just picked up the first trade. I'll get to Mouse Guard eventually too (speaking of mouse guard I'm looking forward to Mice Templar).

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