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  • Re: Episode 1683 Talkback - January 2018 Previews

    Thank you, Geeks, for another invaluable episode. I was unaware of the Lone Wolf & Cub gallery edition. With the 40% discount at DCBS, I added it to my order. Can't wait to see Kojima's illustrations in this larger format.
  • Re: What comics did you read and like this week?

    Thanks to people recommending it, I checked out the first collection of Black Hammer. The first issue didn't really grab me, but once I read the second one, I was all in. Great book!

    Also, I read the second issue of Kurt Busiek & John Paul Leon's Batman: Creature of the Night. I am loving this series. The way Busiek is bringing in aspects of the Batman mythos to this "real" elseworld is fun, and his writing, both the dialogue and the plotting, is crisp and spot-on. And Leon's art is just beautiful and fist perfectly with the story and character.
  • Re: What Is Your Current Favourite Ongoing Comic Book?

    East of West from Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta. It's a crazy sci-fi western series layered with political intrigue that has the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as prime characters, with Death seeking out his son, to try and bring him home to his mother. The writing is spot-on, with amazing world-building, stellar plotting, and great dialogue, and the art by Dragotta is gorgeous, with a capital "gorge." (I don't know what that means but I'm sticking with it) This series filled the gap for me, when Brandon Graham's Prophet series finished. I love this book!

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    -chris
  • Re: Help with a recommendation?

    Another book I would highly recommend is John Ostrander's SUICIDE SQUAD. It's another 80s comic I regularly revisit that doesn't disappoint. Supervillains, along with some "lower-tier" heroes are given the most dangerous and politically sensitive operations, with the understanding that if they survive they can possibly get a commutation of their prison sentence.
    It's an exciting concept that has the added drama that comes from questioning whether a character will survive, and it infused a number of characters with a vigor they hadn't previously enjoyed, like Captain Boomerang, Bronze Tiger, and Deadshot.
    I love this series!
  • Re: the Comic Art Thread (can be awesome too!)

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    Who wanted to see this sweet, sweet Fantastic Four commission from Art Adams?
    My condolences to the owner's checkbook.
    Break it down per character, it's probably a steal!