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    Onto the Ex Machina Omnibus by K Vaughan & Tony Harris.
    Read the series before but not for a long time. Looking forward to seeing if it still holds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by your_name_here View Post
    Onto the Ex Machina Omnibus by K Vaughan & Tony Harris.
    Read the series before but not for a long time. Looking forward to seeing if it still holds up.
    It's been a while since I read it. Let me know what you think of it
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    Power Man and Iron Fist Epic Collection 1-3 (and the rest of it too in single issues)
    Heroes for Hire by Ostrander Vol 1-2
    Immortal Iron Fist Vol 1-5
    Immortal Weapons
    Iron Fist the Living Weapon Vol 1-2
    Iron Fist by Brisson Vol 1-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by your_name_here View Post
    Onto the Ex Machina Omnibus by K Vaughan & Tony Harris.
    Read the series before but not for a long time. Looking forward to seeing if it still holds up.
    I've reread it last year after like 5 or 6 years and I think it held up pretty well. Even tho I fell out of love with Harris' art during those years, it didn't bother me as much as it did with Starman.

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    Jem and the Holograms/JatH: Misfits/JatH: Infinite:
    Kelly Thompson's modern reboot of the 80s cartoon (I've never seen) starts out stupid, continues to be fairly stupid, it becomes inconsistent with the art to the point where it's actually ugly (which is not great for a series about fabulous rockstars aimed at young women I think) and the ending is kinda left open without any new issues in sight...
    AND I LOVED IT and I want more!
    Whatever doesn't work with Jem is balanced out with tons of personal drama, relationship stuff and just over all good vibes.
    There are almost a dozen characters to balance in a fairly short time (with all the sci fi plots baked into the personal drama plots it doesn't really have a lot of downtime) and Thompson mostly does a very good job with it.
    Even the weird, parallel universe crossover is a pretty natural fit.
    Gotta say tho, my favorite part was the Misfits mini where every issue focused on a different band member's back story and the art was very consistent and fit the story really well (I would say more so than original artist Sophie Campbell)

    Motor girl: as a fan of Terry Moore's previous books I was a bit disappointed with this one.
    The story felt short and too much like a quick exercise for me to truly be engaged (I know it's 10 issues but with his storytelling it felt like 3) and the ending (even though I knew it was coming) was disappointingly cliched.
    Also the funny parts and goofy characters really took me out of an otherwise very serious story.
    Still, not bad but it's my least favorite of his works and I don't think I will ever want to revisit it.

    Days of sugar and spice: digital only from Europe comics.
    Unhappy 20something graphic designer inherits a small town bakery, which she wants to sell, but she slowly starts to discover a connection with her deceased, absent father.
    A bit cliched but absolutely heartwarming GN with very cute art.
    It's a 140 pages of feel good, fun and often moving little story. Really liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellboydce View Post
    Batman omnibus by Snyder, no idea what to expect
    I bought this recently and really looking forward to it. I read a couple of the Court of Owls trades and really enjoyed them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cheat View Post
    Stray Bullets is excellent, need to do a re-read myself soon.
    I read one random Stray Bullets book and loved it. I have the Humble Bundle collection somewhere, so will give it a proper go some time soon.

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    Just finished Deadly Class Vols 5-8. Read Punisher: The Platoon in between. Next up will be Green Lantern Silver Age Omnibus Vols 1-2.

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    I just finished The Walking Dead and oh my, I loved every minute of it, right up until The Commonwealth. Everything after that felt out of place and boring. I wish that I had just not read the last couple of volumes.
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    Currently reading “We Are The Avengers”
    “The Scarlet Witch is the only thing that will scare them. It’s the only thing they’ll respect.” - Hope Summers, Avengers vs X-Men #7

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    I just finished reading "Infinite Crisis" for the first time. It was... confusing to me. I only read the main series, and felt that I missed out on many plot details by not having access to the tie-ins. I really hate it when cross-overs are constructed that way.

    Now I've always been more of a Marvel guy than a DC guy, but did collect both Superman and Batman when I was younger - and thought that I had a decent grip on the DC Universe. But man was I introduced to a horde of characters that I've never seen or heard of before! Which, of course, is no fault but my own. But a bunch of heroes and villains getting killed of just doesn't hold the same gravity when they are completely unknown entities, all of them (well, except that one "big one"). Overall, the storyline had some good moments - but ultimately fell a bit flat to me and didn't live up to the hype.

    Here's hoping that Final Crisis will impress me more, as I recently bought that one as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hive View Post
    I just finished reading "Infinite Crisis" for the first time. It was... confusing to me. I only read the main series, and felt that I missed out on many plot details by not having access to the tie-ins. I really hate it when cross-overs are constructed that way.

    Now I've always been more of a Marvel guy than a DC guy, but did collect both Superman and Batman when I was younger - and thought that I had a decent grip on the DC Universe. But man was I introduced to a horde of characters that I've never seen or heard of before! Which, of course, is no fault but my own. But a bunch of heroes and villains getting killed of just doesn't hold the same gravity when they are completely unknown entities, all of them (well, except that one "big one"). Overall, the storyline had some good moments - but ultimately fell a bit flat to me and didn't live up to the hype.

    Here's hoping that Final Crisis will impress me more, as I recently bought that one as well...
    Infinite Crisis is definitely not self-contained or new-reader friendly. That said, the build-up to it, as well as many of the tie-ins, are excellent, it was a very well coordinated event. And if you have the requisite knowledge and can read the full story, it's quite good, in my opinion. If you read more DC comics (including the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, which it really helps to be familiar with since Infinite Crisis is almost a direct sequel to the original), I highly recommend maybe circling back around to Infinite Crisis one more time and see if you feel differently.

    As for Final Crisis, well, if you aren't an expert in the DCU, good luck. It is dense and if you aren't familiar with a ton of DC (especially Kirby's Fourth World work) it probably won't do much for you. I adore Final Crisis, but I know DC comics well and love Morrison, but it's very divisive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Grayson View Post
    As for Final Crisis, well, if you aren't an expert in the DCU, good luck. It is dense and if you aren't familiar with a ton of DC (especially Kirby's Fourth World work) it probably won't do much for you. I adore Final Crisis, but I know DC comics well and love Morrison, but it's very divisive.
    Kirby's what now? Sounds like I'll have a rough time with Final Crisis haha. Oh well.

    After getting Flashpoint last year, I got an itch to try more of DC's big events. Flashpoint was great, even as a reader not knowing much about the heroes and villains outside Superman and Batman (and partially Justice League) lore. I got Blackest Night and Brightest Day as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hive View Post
    Kirby's what now? Sounds like I'll have a rough time with Final Crisis haha. Oh well.

    After getting Flashpoint last year, I got an itch to try more of DC's big events. Flashpoint was great, even as a reader not knowing much about the heroes and villains outside Superman and Batman (and partially Justice League) lore. I got Blackest Night and Brightest Day as well.
    Jack Kirby’s Fourth World books deal with Apokalips and New Genesis, Darkseid, etc. You may know some of the characters from Superman or Justice League books. I remember I first tried Final Crisis when all I really knew were Batman comics and boy was it a mess for me. Years (and thousands of comics) later, I tried again and yowza. I love it. Thankfully, most editions include the more necessary tie-in books now (Superman Beyond, Submit, a couple of Batman issues) as part of the collections. If nothing else, maybe it and IC will inspire you to get deeper into DC lore

    The Crisis events do tend to rely heavily on knowledge of the DCU, whereas other events, such as Flashpoint or Blackest Night, are more localized to certain characters. Blackest Night (which really needs the Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps books too, fair warning!) is all about the Lantern Corps for example, and the tie-ins tend to be unnecessary but can be fun depending on the creators and how they handle the premise, so I bet you dig that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hive View Post
    I just finished reading "Infinite Crisis" for the first time. It was... confusing to me. I only read the main series, and felt that I missed out on many plot details by not having access to the tie-ins. I really hate it when cross-overs are constructed that way.

    Now I've always been more of a Marvel guy than a DC guy, but did collect both Superman and Batman when I was younger - and thought that I had a decent grip on the DC Universe. But man was I introduced to a horde of characters that I've never seen or heard of before! Which, of course, is no fault but my own. But a bunch of heroes and villains getting killed of just doesn't hold the same gravity when they are completely unknown entities, all of them (well, except that one "big one"). Overall, the storyline had some good moments - but ultimately fell a bit flat to me and didn't live up to the hype.

    Here's hoping that Final Crisis will impress me more, as I recently bought that one as well...
    Everything what Dick said and also...
    I've read Infinite Crisis fairly early into my DC dive (like a good 10-11 years ago) but I've read all the tie ins too.
    I completely agree with you that tie ins and any other necessary extra reading material kills big events (and superhero comics in general) BUUUUUT.... Infinite crisis is the one where I would argue it was constructed really well, and if you just read the material collected in the omnibus (don't need to own the omnibus, just follow the reading order) it feels like a coordinated effort and it's one of the best examples of big events.

    I would absolutely DO NOT recommend Final crisis right now, I think you need more DC knowledge and maybe read some wackier Grant Morrison books to see if you like that style, otherwise you will end up absolutely hating it.

    Instead I would recommend the follow up series to Infinite crisis: 52. It was a weekly series, running for a year, dealing with the aftermath of IC and I think it's an easier read than IC was. Also it's very good.

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