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#1 Jul 24 2009 at 6:52 AM Rating: Good
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Finished catching up with Amazing Spider-Man, up to 600, and Uncanny X-Men, up to 513. That being said, I need a new series to read while waiting for new comics. I have a few ideas of my own on what I'd like to read, but I'd like to hear some suggestions on what to go with next. Length of series is of little concern, neither is company that releases it. I'm just looking for something I can read in between my daughter's naps and feedings, and something that'll keep my attention.

So, show off your nerdiness by whoring our your favorite comics, ya mooks.
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#2 Jul 24 2009 at 8:12 AM Rating: Good
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Get the Star Wars Tales Collections from Dark Horse; you get such adventures as "Skippy, the Jedi Droid", and "Attack of one of the last surviving phase 2 Dark Troopers" (not the title). Boba Fett has one collection all to himself.

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#3 Jul 24 2009 at 10:44 AM Rating: Good
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My ex had similar tastes in comic books to you... He was always pretty big into Dr. Strange.
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#4 Jul 24 2009 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Wolverine is pretty good, although the first ones aren't all that great. The repetetiveness kicks in if you read too many in a row though.

Several episodes are tied in with the Uncanny X-Men, logically ofcourse.

I only cared for the first of Cable, never liked X-Man; X-Force is interesting, they added Sabretooth to the mix there after a bit (or rather, shortly before they ended the series or switched to Force-X I believe), always fun.

The Sabretooth standalones are nice.

Watchmen is always good, although it's only one fairly short series, it doesn't read all that fast.


As for European comics, there's always "Lanfeust", "Lanfeust of Troy" is the first series, "Lanfeust of the stars" is the current one, by Arleston and Tarquin. Especially the first series is quite hilarious, the sequel series are a bit boring. Not comparable to marvel comics ofcourse.

If you care for the borderline vulgar (or not suited for kids whatsoever), try finding some Froideval. Chronicles of the Black Moon has an excellent first 12 parts, after that apparently things turned rather bad. (haven't read those though, the publisher is borderline bankrupt and there are no Dutch translations as yet) 666 is filled to the brim with ***, but also hilariously absurd (the daughter of the Devil is trying to conquer earth, only one truly blasphemous priest stands in her way).

Largo Winch by Vanhamme isn't bad, uncomparable to the rather forgettable tv series. Also by Vanhamme is "The Chninkel" along with Roszinski. That one got voted as the best Belgian bande dessinné a while back, definitely amongst the best. Also more adult oriented, kids will only get depressed by it.

Those two also created the series Thorgal. A story about an outcast in Viking times, mostly due to the fact that he was an orphan, found at sea as his parents died crashing on earth with their spaceship. A fairly special setting, but especially the first were very good. Untill recently when others took over and did a sort of spin-off.

There's also the series Storm. An astronaut returns to earth to find that he was thrown in the future and the earth is desolate, no oceans. Again, mostly the first ones that were good.

The French artists Mézières and Christin have another great series "Ravian". It starts with the tales of a young guy, member of a time agency sometime in the future, but it evolves and has remained a great series, even after 35 years. (heck, the first ones weren't the best, it really grows as a series)
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#5 Jul 24 2009 at 1:24 PM Rating: Good
Graphic Novels I have enjoyed:

-Watchmen
-Kingdom Come
-The Dark Knight
-Katsuya Terada's the Monkey King
-I Luv Halloween 1,2 & 3

Comics I've been buying the last few months:

-World of Warcraft (really not that bad of a comic)
-Wizard of Oz (8 part mini series, number 8 just came out a few days ago)
-Killer of Deamons (3 part)

I saw there is a new Spider-man series out, looked neat, but didn't buy issue one (not yet anyways).

Online comics:

-Giant in the Playground
-Dark Legacy (WoW comic)
-Jack of all Bldes
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#6 Jul 24 2009 at 8:36 PM Rating: Good
Invincable has been really good lately, especially the 3 part Conquest arc that just finished up. The Walking Dead (by the same writer) is certainly the best Zombie comic ever & we can expect more horrible things to happen to the cast in coming months.

Ultimate Avengers starts up in August, so if you haven't read The Ultimates nows a good time. You can skip Ultimates 3 plot wise, but Joe Mad's art is still good. They're also relaunching Ultimate Spidey, so we'll see how that goes.

Vanilla Fantastic Four has also been pretty good lately, with the current stories by the same team that did Ultimates 1 & 2.

I picked up ASM #600, but haven't been following it regularly for a while. Issue #600 did not make me want to continue buyinh it.

Nor did Hulk #600. I no longer care who the Red Hulk is.

Thor's been decent too.
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#7 Jul 25 2009 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Shaowstrike wrote:
Get the Star Wars Tales Collections from Dark Horse; you get such adventures as "Skippy, the Jedi Droid", and "Attack of one of the last surviving phase 3 Dark Troopers" (not the title). Boba Fett has one collection all to himself.


Are those the ones set some hundreds of years or so after the second civil war where the sith rule everything? I stopped reading after the second civil war so I never do remember.
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#8 Jul 25 2009 at 7:41 PM Rating: Good
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No, it's a bunch of side stories featuring recognizable characters; a lot of them are very funny, but most of the are non-cannon. They even had a battle between Darth Maul and Darth Vader, some Sith cult had resurrected Maul because they thought he was an apprentice then Vader.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Tales
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#9 Jul 25 2009 at 8:17 PM Rating: Good
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Marvel's Dark Tower series is really well done, as is their treatment of The Stand.
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#10 Jul 28 2009 at 5:03 AM Rating: Good
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Thank you, I believe I'll check out the Star Wars ones. I'm usually into humorous comics and such, and I can't think of anything funnier than a title called "Skippy, the Jedi Droid."
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#11 Aug 05 2009 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Fables I enjoyed, though I haven't read any since right before "The Great Fables Crossover".

I also like X-Force, X-Factor, Invincible Iron Man, Thunderbolts, and Ms. Marvel.

House of Mystery is pretty good as well, and I'm also looking forward to The Unwritten, though I think there's only 3 issues so far.

I mostly stick with Marvel though I'll try out other companies when I see a particular cover that screams out at me. I had to cut back a year ago due to cost, and besides, coming home with enough books to fill a long box every month tends to get you strange looks .
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