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post Feb 27 2009, 03:13 PM
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I know i said i'd post this last night but i fell asleep really early (was playing Sega Megadrive Collection all night and didnt sleep!)

I am a avid collector of graphic novels (not so much comics but i do have some from about 13 years ago when i used to read them alot floating about).

I own well over 2000s worth of books from just buying 70-100 at a time. Some of the ones i own are extremely rare or hard to get hold of like some of the Marvel Civil War tie-ins. Im only missing one of that collection at the moment. And im really desperate to find House of M: Excalibur (the prequel to the event) as its so fucking hard to find its doing my head in. Everytime a shop gets one its gone. Waterstones, Forbidden Planet etc. sad.gif

Yeah...so post away. Oh and if you want to have any recommendations just ask away.


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post Feb 27 2009, 06:54 PM
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I'd suggest you buy the Joker one-shot graphic novel, it's kind of a non-cannon unnoficial Dark Knight sequal centered around the Joker (Batman doesn't appear until the final few frames). It's written by Brian Azzarello and the art is done by Lee Bermejo. It's really gritty and dark and the Joker is kind of a cross between the Dark Knight and traditional versions of the character.

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post Feb 27 2009, 07:08 PM
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I have all the Calvin and Hobbes books; a huge collection of the Bloom County and Opus books; both of the Maus books; The Maxx and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.

I don't think I'm looking for anything else to read, but these are all of the comics/graphic novels I really appreciate.

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post Feb 27 2009, 07:10 PM
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lol @ Calvin and Hobbes. I'd like to read Maus sometime, though.


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post Feb 27 2009, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE(Massacre @ Feb 27 2009, 02:10 PM) [snapback]1487465[/snapback]
lol @ Calvin and Hobbes. I'd like to read Maus sometime, though.

Don't laugh. Bill Watterson is a GOD. Prove me wrong.
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post Feb 27 2009, 07:19 PM
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I know that, it was just funny because I normally don't think of Calvin and Hobbes in the same category as Spider-Man or Batman.


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post Feb 27 2009, 07:23 PM
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QUOTE(Massacre @ Feb 27 2009, 02:19 PM) [snapback]1487474[/snapback]
I know that, it was just funny because I normally don't think of Calvin and Hobbes in the same category as Spider-Man or Batman.

The storylines aren't as long or drawn out, but there's more originality and character development in Calvin & Hobbes than the recycled subplots from the "comics". It's also full of intellectual humor and witty insight.
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post Feb 28 2009, 01:36 AM
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30 Days of Night is a pretty good read. The film isn't too bad either. Reletively faithful to the books.

I think my favourite graphic novel ive read (other than Watchmen) has to be either Fallen Son, Spiderman One More Day (last story written by JSM for the series) or the awesome X-Men Messiah CompleX which completely blew apart the X-men.


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post Feb 28 2009, 02:26 AM
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I'm kind of iffy on Spider-Man's Brand New Day story. There was nothing wrong with the franchise the way it was. The only positive thing I can say about it is that it's good to see Eddie Brock doing something other than rotting in a hospital bed.

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post Feb 28 2009, 02:48 AM
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Yeah im not too keen on 'A Brand New Day' either. I prefer the series before he got RetConned. Even the art work pisses me off. The Spiderman before a brand new day was alot darker in terms of story and the artwork was more gritty (for spiderman that is).

I mean the whole thing with Aunt May being shot wish they'd let her die before retconning her and a truely dark side of Spiderman being seen. Still though it can only get better. Just hope they get Joe Quesda doing the artwork again soon but he only ever seems to do the big storylines nowadays.


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post Feb 28 2009, 03:44 AM
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Did you see the Spider-Man/Kingpin fight in the prison? That was so badass. I'd never seen Spidey tear into someone like that, and the post-fight dialogue was the some of the darkest I've read since Captain America died. After the Civil War, Spider-Man was violent, slightly crazy, and the whole fugitive scenario was incredible. And then... Mephisto showed up, and Spidey was back in Aunt May's house and all the cool advances his powers had were gone. What really pisses me off is that right after he unmasked, there was an interview with the writer on G4, and he swore that they weren't going to retcon the series, that Spidey's unmasking and everything following it was permanent, and what did they do? They fucking undid everything.

I'm completely psyched about Dark Reign, though. Norman Osbourne is way better in his current position than he ever could have been as the Green Goblin, and I love the new Thunderbolts lineup and they're being converted into his personal hit squad. This could potentially be better than the Civil War.


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post Feb 28 2009, 04:11 AM
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Ive not read any of Dark Reign or bought any graphic novels in a while mainly due to being absolutely skint.

Losing my job would dent someones finances. sad.gif Still im getting a new one in a few weeks as soon as my SIA license clears and ill be earning around 700 a week so that means ill have plenty of cash to catch up. And with a 4 day on and 4 day off rota ill have plenty of time to read them.

Only thing i don't have is plenty of storage.

Oh and Massacre if you like your dark and edgy books you should definately check out Battle Royale. Ive got everything avaliable for the series. All of the manga's, the original book (which is a UK first edition) and the films. Battle Royal 2 sucked though.


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post Feb 28 2009, 04:15 AM
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Whatever car you own, trade it in for a van, then you'll have storage, and if you're stuck in traffic, you'll have something to do. Wait, aren't you the one that owns a Nova? Nevermind. If actually owning a tangible comic isn't as important to you as just reading the story, you should download a torrent program, there's always someone uploading high-quality scans of the new comics online. I usually have to read them that way, I'm about an hour's drive from a comic shop.

As for Dark Reign, I won't spoil anything else for you since you haven't read it, but needless to say, it's amazing.


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post Feb 28 2009, 04:24 AM
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Use to own the Nova. Been through 2 other cars since then lol.

Both were Golf 2.0 GTi's. The first one i loved to bits but the head gasket went on it and the second one i still have and only managed to get it repaired the other day. Someone owed me big style and luckily hes a mechanic.

Not too keen on downloading comics i prefer to have them in hand. Especially from a collectors point of view. My nearest dedicated comic book shop is in Croyden about 30min drive away depending on traffic, otherwise ill goto to Waterstones (book retailer) and if they don't have what im after ill order it from them. Plus i get Waterstones points which gets me money off. At one point i had over 100's worth of points. Use that to buy my more expensive books like Akira (25 bloody quid for each book! and the Aliens, AVP, Predator omnibuses).

Anyway im getting into bed to watch a DVD as its nearly 4.30am so ill check back tomorrow.

Oh yeah you living in the states is a big advantage for you as you get the books well before we do. I had to wait around 8months for Ultimate X-men 16 to be released over here. sad.gif


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post Feb 28 2009, 04:29 AM
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If it weren't so financially draining, I'd just subscribe to all the comics I read, since I can go to any book store for the compilations later on. Actually my local library does a surprisingly good job getting the new trade paperbacks.


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See i stopped going for the trade versions ive been going to the compilated versions as its easier for me. When i was younger id pop to my local news agents and get the latest X-men every two weeks but now its easier for me to keep with the graphic novel versions.

Anyway im seriously going bed lol.

On another not my cats just jumped up onto the desk in my front room, started licking his balls (or where they used to be) and gave me a very funny look. Little bit worried now...


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I woke up one morning and my cat was licking my eyes... I still don't know what to think about it. Good luck thinking about that and sleeping.


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Heres a list of some of the more recent books ive got that aren't packed away in boxes for safe keeping in the loft. Going to try my best to put it all in chronilogical order.

All of the ones in bold i highly recommend.

Marvel
The Age of Apocalypse Volumes 1 - 4
X-Men: Supernovas

House of M

House of M: Incredible Hulk
House of M: Fantastic 4 and Ironman
House of M: Uncanny X-Men
House of M: New X-Men and Academy X
House of M: Spiderman
House of M: World of M featuring Wolverine

Decimation: X-Men - The Day After

Decimation: Generation M
Decimation: Son of M
Decimation: Sentinal Squad O*N*E
Decimation: X-Men - 198

The Incredible Hulk: Prequel to Planet Hulk
The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk Omnibus (incredible story - no pun intended)

Civil War
Civil War: The Road to Civil War
Civil War: New Avengers
Civil War: Captain America
Civil War: Companion (great book especially for information on the characters)
Civil War: Ms. Marvel
Civil War: Frontline Volume 1 and 2
Civil War: X-Men
Civil War: X-Men Universe
Civil War: Marvel Universe
Civil War: Iron Man
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Civil War: Punisher War Journal
Civil War: Black Panther
Civil War: Peter Parker: Spiderman
Civil War: Amazing Spiderman
Civil War: Wolverine
Civil War: Young Avengers and Runaways
Civil War: Thunderbolts
Civil War: The Initiative
Civil War: Heroes For Hire
Civil War: War Crimes

Captain America: The Death of Captain America
Fallen Son: The Captain America

World War Hulk

World War Hulk: Frontlines
World War Hulk: X-Men
World War Hulk: Warbound
World War Hulk: Incredible Herc
World War Hulk: Damage Control

X-Men: Endangered Species
X-Men: Massiah CompleX
X-Men: Divided We Stand
X-Men Legacy: Divided We Stand

Secret Invasion: The Infiltration

New Avengers: Breakout
New Avengers: The Sentry
New Avengers: Secrets and Lies
New Avengers: The Collective
New Avengers: Civil War
New Avengers: Revolution

Mighty Avengers: The Ultron Initiative
Mighty Avangers: Venom Bomb

Spiderman: Back In Black
Spiderman: Peter Parker: Back In Black
Spiderman: One More Day

Spiderman: Brand New Day Volume 1

Theres a LOAD more to come but ive got to go baby sit a friends kid so ill pots the rest later. And nots not all Marvel but i mostly collect them.


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post Mar 2 2009, 01:26 AM
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I'd suggest the New X-Men: Childhood's End and X-Men: First Class compilations. I really don't know why I like these so much, but I do. I also suggest any Thunderbolts comics, especially with the new lineup. There is no comic series that makes better use of it's minor characters. Punisher: 'Nam is a great story as well.



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Yeah ive got the Civil War Thunderbolts which i enjoyed. But im abit confused on Venom. Hes in the Thunderbolts yet Eddie Brock's been terminally ill in hospital.

Unless the Spiderman retcon happened before then?


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