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    Have finished Hellraiser Omnibus by Boom Studios, Harleen and Absolute Daytripper recently. Currently reading the Girls’ Last Tour manga as well as Berlin by Jason Lutes.

    I hated Hellraiser to be honest. The plot is laughably thin. None of the characters are interesting. If you enjoy random torture porn and a nonsensical plot go for it. Only recommend for diehards of the film franchise.

    Harleen was brilliant. Stjepan Sejic crushed it with his phenomenal artwork and psychological deconstruction of Harley. What an origin story for her. In his hands, she becomes a tragic character and it’s a pleasure to witness her disintegration as well as the beginnings of her abusive relationship with the Joker.

    Absolute Daytripper was absolutely incredible. I made it to the end without crying but the tail end got me. I’ll leave it to readers to discover as I don’t want to spoil anything. It’s a graphic novel quite unlike many others in the sense that it’s about every day life (friendship, family, dreams, living every moment to the fullest, etc) and that’s enough. Sometimes that is the most resonant stuff. I felt this calm reading it. It’s one of those rare books that made me reflect on my own life and resonated very deeply. I can see it having different meanings depending on when you read it and where you are at in your life at any given point. I give my highest recommendation.

    I just finished volume 2 (of 6) of Girls’ Last Tour. It’s okay. So far pretty indifferent about it. Berlin is much more interesting to me. Nice black and white artwork by Lutes that serves its purpose and makes you feel like you’re in Berlin at the tail end of the 1920s right before Hitler’s rise to power. I’ve probably only finished 10% or so of it but looking forward to continuing with it as I’m certainly interested in the historical period. It’s a dense but rewarding read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nab432 View Post
    Have finished Hellraiser Omnibus by Boom Studios, Harleen and Absolute Daytripper recently. Currently reading the Girls’ Last Tour manga as well as Berlin by Jason Lutes.

    I hated Hellraiser to be honest. The plot is laughably thin. None of the characters are interesting. If you enjoy random torture porn and a nonsensical plot go for it. Only recommend for diehards of the film franchise.

    Harleen was brilliant. Stjepan Sejic crushed it with his phenomenal artwork and psychological deconstruction of Harley. What an origin story for her. In his hands, she becomes a tragic character and it’s a pleasure to witness her disintegration as well as the beginnings of her abusive relationship with the Joker.

    Absolute Daytripper was absolutely incredible. I made it to the end without crying but the tail end got me. I’ll leave it to readers to discover as I don’t want to spoil anything. It’s a graphic novel quite unlike many others in the sense that it’s about every day life (friendship, family, dreams, living every moment to the fullest, etc) and that’s enough. Sometimes that is the most resonant stuff. I felt this calm reading it. It’s one of those rare books that made me reflect on my own life and resonated very deeply. I can see it having different meanings depending on when you read it and where you are at in your life at any given point. I give my highest recommendation.

    I just finished volume 2 (of 6) of Girls’ Last Tour. It’s okay. So far pretty indifferent about it. Berlin is much more interesting to me. Nice black and white artwork by Lutes that serves its purpose and makes you feel like you’re in Berlin at the tail end of the 1920s right before Hitler’s rise to power. I’ve probably only finished 10% or so of it but looking forward to continuing with it as I’m certainly interested in the historical period. It’s a dense but rewarding read.
    I read Dayripper recently (not the absolute edition) and I whole heartedly agree, it is a wonderful read. It's on my 'instant recommend' list now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nab432 View Post
    Have finished Hellraiser Omnibus by Boom Studios, Harleen and Absolute Daytripper recently. Currently reading the Girls’ Last Tour manga as well as Berlin by Jason Lutes.

    I hated Hellraiser to be honest. The plot is laughably thin. None of the characters are interesting. If you enjoy random torture porn and a nonsensical plot go for it. Only recommend for diehards of the film franchise.

    Harleen was brilliant. Stjepan Sejic crushed it with his phenomenal artwork and psychological deconstruction of Harley. What an origin story for her. In his hands, she becomes a tragic character and it’s a pleasure to witness her disintegration as well as the beginnings of her abusive relationship with the Joker.

    Absolute Daytripper was absolutely incredible. I made it to the end without crying but the tail end got me. I’ll leave it to readers to discover as I don’t want to spoil anything. It’s a graphic novel quite unlike many others in the sense that it’s about every day life (friendship, family, dreams, living every moment to the fullest, etc) and that’s enough. Sometimes that is the most resonant stuff. I felt this calm reading it. It’s one of those rare books that made me reflect on my own life and resonated very deeply. I can see it having different meanings depending on when you read it and where you are at in your life at any given point. I give my highest recommendation.

    I just finished volume 2 (of 6) of Girls’ Last Tour. It’s okay. So far pretty indifferent about it. Berlin is much more interesting to me. Nice black and white artwork by Lutes that serves its purpose and makes you feel like you’re in Berlin at the tail end of the 1920s right before Hitler’s rise to power. I’ve probably only finished 10% or so of it but looking forward to continuing with it as I’m certainly interested in the historical period. It’s a dense but rewarding read.
    Daytripper is amazing. One of the best reads I had this year and I had a lot of killer books.

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    Ex Machina, I’m enjoying it (read it before as singles) and it feels like I’ve been reading it for ages but I’m still only halfway through, it’s one big book

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    Daytripper is quite the unique story with pretty fantastic art.

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    Just finished Fraction's Jimmy Olsen (really enjoyed it), now I'm rolling through his run on Iron Man (just finished Most Wanted v2). Quite the contrast, but lots of ideas just kind of floating through both books.
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    Just started The Omega Men (Tom King)

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    Scalped vol 1 and re-reading Rock of Ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detox View Post
    Scalped vol 1 and re-reading Rock of Ages.
    Hope you’ll enjoy Scalped. It’s one of my top reads of the year.

    Just started on Kill or be Killed. Brubaker/Philips can do no wrong and this one starts promising enough. They are joined here by Elizabeth Breitweiser on colours, who manages to make Philips’ artwork look even better. She also did the colours on The Fade Out, which is my favourite Brubaker book so far. Although it’s a bit like having to pick your favourite child

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy View Post
    Hope you’ll enjoy Scalped. It’s one of my top reads of the year.

    Just started on Kill or be Killed. Brubaker/Philips can do no wrong and this one starts promising enough. They are joined here by Elizabeth Breitweiser on colours, who manages to make Philips’ artwork look even better. She also did the colours on The Fade Out, which is my favourite Brubaker book so far. Although it’s a bit like having to pick your favourite child
    I haven't read Kill or be Killed but I loved The Fade Out and Fatale so I will have to give it a go.

    And I am thoroughly enjoying Scalped already! Aaron has a real knack for writing these gritty, rough around the edges type characters for sure.

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    Just finished Black Science Premiere HC Vol 3. Absolutely loved every issue of the entire series and am sad to see it end. Just purchased the entire Paper Girls series so that is next on the list once they arrive.

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    Finished Bone b&w one volume edition and loved it. I will read the color edition in about a year.
    Finished last week-end The Complete Life and Times of $crooge McDuck and loved it too... so much that I ordered all the Fantagraphics Don Rosa Library HC Box Sets without caring for the double dips there will be. Wanted all the Don Rosa stories.

    Wiil be reading Umbrella Academy Library Editions next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakyFraser View Post
    Well Tales From The DC Dark Multiverse is a pretty quick read. Knock that out before you tackle Invincible
    Thanks for the advice. Thoroughly enjoyed Dark Multiverse stories, but I do wish the stories didnt seem "rushed". Done for obvious reasons, of course, just wish they would have expanded a little bit more on them.

    Onto Invincible tonight. (correction: its the Invincible Ultimate Collection Vol 1, not the Compendium)

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    Finished the Final Crisis omni, pretty satisfied with it despite not understanding everything. After going through this era I've realized my DC history gaps are pretty wide, especially with regard to Fourth World/New Gods and JLA/JSA stuff. But now I can continue on with Batman, Detective, and GL omnis.

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    Just finished east of west book year 3, pretty satisfying I only wish he’d do more Manhattan Projects

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