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All time favourite comic books

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  • 15-02-2013 10:37pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭


    Just wondering what people's all time favourites are? I'll get the ball rolling by listing just some: Batman The Dark Knight Returns, Year One, Knightfall, The Killing Joke, Arkham Asylum, The Walking Dead, Tales From The Crypt, Swamp Thing!
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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,396 ✭✭✭✭Turtyturd


    Just wondering what people's all time favourites are? I'll get the ball rolling by listing just some: Batman The Dark Knight Returns, Year One, Knightfall, The Killing Joke, Arkham Asylum, The Walking Dead, Tales From The Crypt, Swamp Thing!


    That's a mix of comic books and storylines though....probably best to ask what peoples favourite storylines are as it has more scope for discussion.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭twilightzone


    Turtyturd wrote: »
    That's a mix of comic books and storylines though....probably best to ask what peoples favourite storylines are as it has more scope for discussion.

    Either/Or. I'm here for a discussion not a debate.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Thwip!


    Kraven's Last Hunt
    Torment
    Captain America The New Deal
    Winter Soldier
    Extremis
    Coming Home
    Single Green Female
    Gentlemen's Agreement
    Red Son

    Spectacular Spider-Man Vol 2 #14 is my favourite comic of all time though. Just beautiful


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭twilightzone


    Thwip! wrote: »
    Kraven's Last Hunt
    Torment
    Captain America The New Deal
    Winter Soldier
    Extremis
    Coming Home
    Single Green Female
    Gentlemen's Agreement
    Red Son

    Spectacular Spider-Man Vol 2 #14 is my favourite comic of all time though. Just beautiful

    That's a nice selection. What happens in SSM Vol 2 #14? I'm intrigued! Haven't read much Marvel stuff since I was a child tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,396 ✭✭✭✭Turtyturd



    Either/Or. I'm here for a discussion not a debate.

    Hence my use of the word discussion...but you're not going to get that by asking people to list out their favourite books or stories.

    A good idea to get some life into the forum could be a monthly comic discussion where someone picks a storyline and everyone reads it and discusses it (similar to the film one)...although there might not be enough users here to make it work.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭twilightzone


    Turtyturd wrote: »

    Hence my use of the word discussion...but you're not going to get that by asking people to list out their favourite books or stories.

    A good idea to get some life into the forum could be a monthly comic discussion where someone picks a storyline and everyone reads it and discusses it (similar to the film one)...although there might not be enough users here to make it work.

    The criteria here for starting a thread is getting more and more trivialised. Feel free to discuss what you wish how you see fit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,396 ✭✭✭✭Turtyturd



    The criteria here for starting a thread is getting more and more trivialised. Feel free to discuss what you wish how you see fit.

    Apologies if it comes across as me having a go at you...I an just trying to turn the thread into something which won't die out after a few posts.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Thwip!


    That's a nice selection. What happens in SSM Vol 2 #14? I'm intrigued! Haven't read much Marvel stuff since I was a child tbh.

    I was lucky enough to get my copy signed by Rivera himself. The man's a genius
    Turtyturd wrote: »
    Hence my use of the word discussion...but you're not going to get that by asking people to list out their favourite books or stories.

    A good idea to get some life into the forum could be a monthly comic discussion where someone picks a storyline and everyone reads it and discusses it (similar to the film one)...although there might not be enough users here to make it work.

    I'm definitely up for that. Getting people to buy it though could be difficult seeing as we all have our allegiances :P


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Thwip!


    Actually there's a new storyline starting over in Daredevil this Wednesday if anyone's up for it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,396 ✭✭✭✭Turtyturd


    Thwip! wrote: »
    Actually there's a new storyline starting over in Daredevil this Wednesday if anyone's up for it?


    Yeah I'd be up for that...but as you said it could be an issue as everyone has their favourites...going with the 'classics' like The Dark Knight...The Phoenix saga...or *shudder* Watchmen could be an alternative. I also know people like Fysh prefer the less mainstream stuff, and I wouldn't mind broadening my horizons a little...as long as it could be easy enough to access. Maybe a poll to see what people prefer would be an idea?


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭twilightzone


    Thwip! wrote: »
    Actually there's a new storyline starting over in Daredevil this Wednesday if anyone's up for it?

    I'm thinking more along the lines of classic comics that are already out there, general discussion and stuff, particularly DC and Image comics


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Thwip!


    Hmmm i'm up for that so.... just a bit hesitant on picking what we would call classics as surely that shows we already have a coloured perception of that particular book?

    But regardless I'ld nominate Jeff Smith's "Bone" or Peter David's opening run on "Spider-Man 2099" for discussion


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭twilightzone


    Thwip! wrote: »
    Hmmm i'm up for that so.... just a bit hesitant on picking what we would call classics as surely that shows we already have a coloured perception of that particular book?

    But regardless I'ld nominate Jeff Smith's "Bone" or Peter David's opening run on "Spider-Man 2099" for discussion

    And I nominate The Walking Dead monthly discussion alongside Justice League and Hoax Hunters.


  • Registered Users Posts: 620 ✭✭✭MomijiHime


    It's an online comic (and the only one I read) but 'Todd Allison and the Petunia Violet'


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭twilightzone


    MomijiHime wrote: »
    It's an online comic (and the only one I read) but 'Todd Allison and the Petunia Violet'

    I'll check it out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 620 ✭✭✭MomijiHime


    I'll check it out.

    Great! It's set in Australia in about the 1930's and it's a mystery/adventure/romance/comedy type comic.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭twilightzone


    MomijiHime wrote: »

    Great! It's set in Australia in about the 1930's and it's a mystery/adventure/romance/comedy type comic.

    Australia. Yay.


  • Registered Users Posts: 620 ✭✭✭MomijiHime


    Australia. Yay.

    You don't like Australia?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭twilightzone


    MomijiHime wrote: »

    You don't like Australia?

    Not particularly. I've never been but Home and Away and Neighbours says it all. The accent sounds like how a cheese grater to the brain might feel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 620 ✭✭✭MomijiHime


    Not particularly. I've never been but Home and Away and Neighbours says it all. The accent sounds like how a cheese grater to the brain might feel.

    I've never been either but the comic isn't very Australian-themed. It's set in the city that has an English feel to it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,396 ✭✭✭✭Turtyturd


    The only thing about using long running series like the walking dead..Bone, or 100 Bullets (which was my first idea)...is that we would have to take a single storyline, which people might not wanna do because they are full of spoilers...so that limits us to the opening arcs.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭twilightzone


    Turtyturd wrote: »
    The only thing about using long running series like the walking dead..Bone, or 100 Bullets (which was my first idea)...is that we would have to take a single storyline, which people might not wanna do because they are full of spoilers...so that limits us to the opening arcs.

    How about we just read whatever we like and see what happens from there! If you read something, just post it here as soon as it's read and we can discuss it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,396 ✭✭✭✭Turtyturd


    How about we just read whatever we like and see what happens from there! If you read something, just post it here as soon as it's read and we can discuss it!

    Yeah cool...just remember the spoilers :pac:

    If anyone else is interested in trying to get a monthly discussion going stick up suggestions and we can work from them.

    How many issues is David's Spider-man 2099 Thwip !?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭twilightzone


    Turtyturd wrote: »

    Yeah cool...just remember the spoilers :pac:

    If anyone else is interested in trying to get a monthly discussion going stick up suggestions and we can work from them.

    How many issues is David's Spider-man 2099 Thwip !?

    Excellent! Well I started 'The New Deadwardians' by Vertigo last night! Very unusual, check it out! Going to start Volume one of Image's 'Revival' later, it looks awesome! Anyone read them yet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,396 ✭✭✭✭Turtyturd


    No.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 214 ✭✭twilightzone


    Turtyturd wrote: »
    No.

    O......k. That was vague...so...what have you read?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Thwip!


    Turtyturd wrote: »
    Yeah cool...just remember the spoilers :pac:

    If anyone else is interested in trying to get a monthly discussion going stick up suggestions and we can work from them.

    How many issues is David's Spider-man 2099 Thwip !?

    You're not gonna like the answer dude. 44 :P

    We could do Spider-Man 2099 in May though as they are rereleasing the first TPB collecting 1-10

    EDIT: Looks like twilightzone wont be joining us


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 11,047 Mod ✭✭✭✭Fysh


    I've posted a new thread with a poll for the suggested reading club here. It looks like, due to a campaign of sustained Muppetry With Intent To Troll, twilightzone will not be joining us, which is a bit of a shame since s/he seemed intent on stirring up some fresh discussion around here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,063 ✭✭✭✭CastorTroy


    Turtyturd wrote: »
    Yeah I'd be up for that...but as you said it could be an issue as everyone has their favourites...going with the 'classics' like The Dark Knight...The Phoenix saga...or *shudder* Watchmen could be an alternative. I also know people like Fysh prefer the less mainstream stuff, and I wouldn't mind broadening my horizons a little...as long as it could be easy enough to access. Maybe a poll to see what people prefer would be an idea?

    Just read the Dark Phoenix saga recently and have to admit it was hard reading. Not because of the content but because how it was written. Guess it was the style back then to oevrexplain everything in every single issue and have everyone's thoughts appearing in every panel. (Slight exaggerations from me maybe)

    I'm a fan of Green Lantern and X Factor and really enjoy a lot of their arcs.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,396 ✭✭✭✭Turtyturd


    CastorTroy wrote: »

    Just read the Dark Phoenix saga recently and have to admit it was hard reading. Not because of the content but because how it was written. Guess it was the style back then to oevrexplain everything in every single issue and have everyone's thoughts appearing in every panel. (Slight exaggerations from me maybe)

    I'm a fan of Green Lantern and X Factor and really enjoy a lot of their arcs.


    I first read The Phoenix saga back when I was only getting in to comics so there could be some rose tinted glasses on my end.

    Am a big x-factor fan though...have enjoyed all the different takes from the original x-men to the government team to the current Marx team.


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