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Invincible

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  • Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    edited June 2006
    well, here's that part of the conversation anyway.

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    Sadly, I have no money for the trades yet, so I have to live with digital versions of them all. But i shall buy them all, oh yes, because I believe that good comics making should be rewarded.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited June 2006
    ya ya i'm a dumb ass and wasn't paying attention

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  • Toji SuzuharaToji Suzuhara Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2006
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  • MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited June 2006
    Lave wrote:
    Hmm, I've been thinking about getting a graphic novel. 400 pages for £15.50 of amazon (cheaper than forbidden planet - which you keep promoting at every turn, quiet suspiciously I may add.) I think I'm in. How many of the normal trade paper backs is that?

    I think your just being paranoid.

    I'm sure the people at Forbidden Planet would drop the price to a competetive rate if you showed them the Amazon price. After all they are reasonable people who run a very efficient enterprise, and their personal hygeine is of excellent standards.

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  • edited June 2006
    MikeRyu wrote:
    Lave wrote:
    Hmm, I've been thinking about getting a graphic novel. 400 pages for £15.50 of amazon (cheaper than forbidden planet - which you keep promoting at every turn, quiet suspiciously I may add.) I think I'm in. How many of the normal trade paper backs is that?

    I think your just being paranoid.

    I'm sure the people at Forbidden Planet would drop the price to a competetive rate if you showed them the Amazon price. After all they are reasonable people who run a very efficient enterprise, and their personal hygeine is of excellent standards.

    Keep reading the thread and you'll see I basically said I was. To be honest, on line is easier for me anyway as I don't have time for the shops. But the it does mean I'm still waiting for it...

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  • Sharp101Sharp101 TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited June 2006
    Why is Invinicble so god damn good?

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  • MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited June 2006
    Lave wrote:
    MikeRyu wrote:
    Lave wrote:
    Hmm, I've been thinking about getting a graphic novel. 400 pages for £15.50 of amazon (cheaper than forbidden planet - which you keep promoting at every turn, quiet suspiciously I may add.) I think I'm in. How many of the normal trade paper backs is that?

    I think your just being paranoid.

    I'm sure the people at Forbidden Planet would drop the price to a competetive rate if you showed them the Amazon price. After all they are reasonable people who run a very efficient enterprise, and their personal hygeine is of excellent standards.

    Keep reading the thread and you'll see I basically said I was. To be honest, on line is easier for me anyway as I don't have time for the shops. But the it does mean I'm still waiting for it...

    I prefer online anyway. Shops make my feet ache.

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  • hughtronhughtron __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2006
    Sharp101 wrote:
    Why is Invinicble so god damn good?
    The best parts of Spiderman (teen hero starting out), mixed with the best parts of Claremont's X-Run (simmering long-term subplots, huge and great cast of supporting characters) mixed with some of the best parts of Superman and superheroes in general (superhero dealing with life and amazing powers among ordinary humans and fellow heroes).

    Plus, it's got Kirkman's own fantastic sense of humor and dialogue over it all, and a dynamic, simple-yet-effective art style, with some of the best use of color in comics.

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  • Sharp101Sharp101 TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited June 2006
    Sorry, My question wasn't clear.

    I just finished reading all of Invicible, and I loved the shit out of it. My question "Why" was more retorical than anything else. Its just so good it blows my mind.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited June 2006
    Dak wrote:
    Hey dudes, I saw a trade for Marvel Team-Up - Spider-man and Invincible.

    It's written by Kirkman, so I'm confident in it, but I've been short on cash lately so anyone want to tell me if it's any good?

    Well, that trade only has one issue in it dedicated to the Invincible/Spider-Man team-up, but the rest of it has the League of Losers arc, with such fan favorites as Gravity, Speedball, Darkhawk, Dagger, and Terror Inc starring in it. So yeah, it's awesome. Go buy it now.

    Also, the newest trade of Invincible comes out this week. I am all sorts of pumped the fuck up for it.

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  • hughtronhughtron __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2006
    Sharp101 wrote:
    Sorry, My question wasn't clear.

    I just finished reading all of Invicible, and I loved the shit out of it. My question "Why" was more retorical than anything else. Its just so good it blows my mind.

    Oh. Carry on.

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  • edited June 2006
    Vol 1 came today! But I have major deadlines. This won't end well...

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  • DakDak Registered User
    edited June 2006
    Munch wrote:
    Also, the newest trade of Invincible comes out this week. I am all sorts of pumped the fuck up for it.

    Yes.

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited June 2006
    I already have the issues for that trade, but I think I might have to buy that trade anyway.

    because oh man.

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  • edited June 2006
    I would just like to thank saint2e.

    I've just read the first three issues - boy this is fun.

    Also the hard-backs massive. Which is awesome.

    ...Oh yeah - dead line - gotta work...

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2006
    I just borrowed the first hardcover from my boss. I'm gonna read it all tonight.

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  • edited June 2006
    Issue 3 - [spoiler:f76b5dbec2]Bill and Ted[/spoiler:f76b5dbec2] are in the background of the school.

    That's an immediate win on every level.

    (That's not a spoiler in any real sense - but if Keith's reading it tonight he can see if he notices them first.)

    And in the first issue they reference [spoiler:f76b5dbec2]Ferris Bueller's Day Off[/spoiler:f76b5dbec2]

    That's like my two favourite things from my youth ever. Oh God Yes.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2006
    I noticed B&T, but not the Bueller reference. I'll go look for that.

    I just finished Issue 7. Oh god this story's so good.

    [spoiler:e0a0e4fa0f]I wasn't keen on the Guardians being blatant Justice League rip-offs, but they got killed.

    Also, the "Aquaman" scene was lol funny.[/spoiler:e0a0e4fa0f]

    I also enjoy reading clothing. "Magnum Pi" for the win.

    More references I've found:

    Issue 2: Charlie Brown and a kid with a Red Son Superman shirt.

    i'm in love with Invincible just because I love pop culture.

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited June 2006
    I'm pretty sure the Charlie Brown kid shows up again.

    But I might be just making things up.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2006
    Oh yeah. "I'm ho--I am not ready for this tonight."

    This book is fanfuckingtastic. I'll definitely be ordering the current trades. Usually this forum overhypes things for me, but man, you guys didn't lie with this one.

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited June 2006
    I DO NOT LIE.

    Like, what, every fuck time a "recommend me good comix!" thread comes up, I immediately say "INVINCIBLE" in big bold letters?

    Every fuck time.

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  • edited June 2006
    Ok Jordyn you win. I should start a standing order with your comic book shop asking for "a copy of whatever the fuck Jordyn buys - minus the flash porn."

    [spoiler:26f9d4de93]Keeping the flash porn[/spoiler:26f9d4de93]

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2006
    :o

    I just finished the first Ultimate Collection.

    :o

    [spoiler:91fb33caac]It went from funny to depressing to sad to happy to omg. Probably the best series I've read.[/spoiler:91fb33caac]

    I'm going to buy both Ultimate Collections and the new trade. And whatever issues I can get a hand on, just to throw my support their way.

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  • edited June 2006
    Keith wrote:
    :o

    I just finished the first Ultimate Collection.

    :o

    [spoiler:2157083d3f]It went from funny to depressing to sad to happy to omg. Probably the best series I've read.[/spoiler:2157083d3f]

    I'm going to buy both Ultimate Collections and the new trade. And whatever issues I can get a hand on, just to throw my support their way.

    Me too, It's a bit weird to have read in sink with a stranger on the web.

    So:

    [spoiler:2157083d3f]I knew the twist in a roundabout way - but that was awesome.

    But - Fucking hell - so much blood.

    I also totally get how well Jordyn was in describing it without giving anything away. Clever Bitch.
    [/spoiler:2157083d3f]

    I'm ordering The second volume which takes me up to issue 24 - but then I guess I will have a year wait for the third - craps. I think there up to 35 overall.

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited June 2006
    That way of describing it...

    Yeah...


    I came up with that in the shower.

    *wink wink*

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2006
    Lave wrote:
    [spoiler:a82d6b9901]I knew the twist in a roundabout way - but that was awesome.[/spoiler:a82d6b9901]

    [spoiler:a82d6b9901]I'd read a spoiler that Omni-Man killed the Guardians, but I wasn't expecting him to beat the shit out of his son.[/spoiler:a82d6b9901]

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited June 2006
    Keith wrote:
    I noticed B&T, but not the Bueller reference. I'll go look for that.

    I just finished Issue 7. Oh god this story's so good.

    [spoiler:ceab7c474a]I wasn't keen on the Guardians being blatant Justice League rip-offs, but they got killed.

    Also, the "Aquaman" scene was lol funny.[/spoiler:ceab7c474a]

    I also enjoy reading clothing. "Magnum Pi" for the win.

    More references I've found:

    Issue 2: Charlie Brown and a kid with a Red Son Superman shirt.

    i'm in love with Invincible just because I love pop culture.

    The principle, Mr. Winslow, looks like Carl Winslow from Family Matters too.

    Munch on
  • SeravenSeraven Registered User
    edited June 2006
    One question I had. . . is the Ultimate Collection worth the investment, or should I just stick to my TPBs?

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  • edited June 2006
    Seraven wrote:
    One question I had. . . is the Ultimate Collection worth the investment, or should I just stick to my TPBs?

    Well that depends on how much dough you have. It's nice and big - and awesome quality - but it is just a collection of however many trades had the first 13 episodes in (plus the extras from the trades).

    I wouldn't bother (but now I've started I'm gona keep my collection in this form - despite the wait) - but I'm cheap so I would rather have new comics than different versions of the same ones.

    You could always sell your tba's towards it.

    I might chuck up some photos later if your lucky.

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  • SeravenSeraven Registered User
    edited June 2006
    Lave wrote:
    Seraven wrote:
    One question I had. . . is the Ultimate Collection worth the investment, or should I just stick to my TPBs?

    Well that depends on how much dough you have. It's nice and big - and awesome quality - but it is just a collection of however many trades had the first 13 episodes in (plus the extras from the trades).

    I wouldn't bother (but now I've started I'm gona keep my collection in this form - despite the wait) - but I'm cheap so I would rather have new comics than different versions of the same ones.

    You could always sell your tba's towards it.

    I might chuck up some photos later if your lucky.

    That was kind of what I was expecting. In that case, then, I think I'll stick with the TPBs, but only because I'm able to get the issues quicker than if I were to wait for the Ultimate Collection each time. Although, I'm tempted. . . if you decide to issue out a few images, then I'd love to see the difference. Thanks.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2006
    I think my favorite part of Invincible is that it doesn't even really deal with bad guys. It just focuses on the characters.

    That said, [spoiler:6c0d7f5864]Mark's fight with his dad was wicked.[/spoiler:6c0d7f5864]

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  • edited June 2006
    OK as I'm really avoiding work - here's some really shitty pictures.

    The size with respect to a Walking Dead TPB.
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    The front cover:
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    A sample page (no spoilers):
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    And my favourite - without the sleeve:
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  • SeravenSeraven Registered User
    edited June 2006
    All right, nice. I may consider it, Lave, but I may just stick with what I've got. I'm cheap like that. :wink: Or maybe I'll sell them like you said to put towards that. . . but probably not. We'll see.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2006
    You can get the Ultimate Collections for around $22 USD on Amazon (last I checked). You should be able to easily make that much off of selling the individual TPBs.

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  • edited June 2006
    Jordyn wrote:
    That way of describing it...

    Yeah...


    I came up with that in the shower.

    *wink wink*

    Jordyn!!

    So anyhow - I'm geeking up my girlfriend - first buy selling her my old nintendo DS (I normally role G&T), which she loves. And I'm thinking I may lend her invincible. The fact that Ultimate Collection 2 is introduced by the co-creator of Lost should get her interested at least.

    Or would you recommend anything else? What with your vagina and all? The fact that invincible is a self-contained universe and needs no priors (except for the in-jokes) means I think she may dig it...

    Or other people here with vag experience...

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2006
    I finally caved and at an Airport I was at yesterday during a 2 hour lay-over I bought the Invincible Ultimate Collection Vol 1(The bookstore had like 7 copies :shock: ) It. is. beautiful. I must find Vol. 2 post-haste.
    Also I loved the Star Trek:TNG cameo.

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  • edited June 2006
    I finally caved and at an Airport I was at yesterday during a 2 hour lay-over I bought the Invincible Ultimate Collection Vol 1(The bookstore had like 7 copies :shock: ) It. is. beautiful. I must find Vol. 2 post-haste.
    Also I loved the Star Trek:TNG cameo.

    Sweet - comics are made for travelling.

    I spent 6 hours alone walking around SFO from 2 till 8am - it was the most painful time of my life. And it was between two 10 hour journeys. erg.

    I would have killed for a comic shop - but San Fransico doesn't understand what the fuck a 24 hour airport entails and closed all it's fucking shops.

    Comics are made for travelling.

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  • animaleanimale Registered User
    edited June 2006
    Lave wrote:
    OK as I'm really avoiding work - here's some really shitty pictures.
    I'm sorry but I kinda had to.
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    It does not break the scroll right?

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited June 2006
    Hey Lave.

    If you want your girlfriend to start reading Invincible, definitely try to have her read the first Ultimate edition first. It just contains some really important story stuff, and is sure to get her hooked anyway.

    As for other comics, might I suggest Y: The Last Man? We got Fram's sister reading it and now she wants all the trades.

    If you want to get her into more DC stuff, I could help with that too.

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User
    edited June 2006
    I totally got my little sister into comics with Preacher.

    For me it was Gaiman's Sandman... unless you want to count Judge Dredd, but in england that's pretty much required reading for all kids.

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