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    Quote Originally Posted by newparisian View Post
    The Wake- fantastic, amazing Sean Murphy art. Great story but which ends in gobbledygook. Still, recommended for horror/adventure fans. 7 out of 10.

    Negation v1-4- the Crossgen re-read continues with one of its only series worth a damn. Great sci-fi book that sadly never got a proper ending. Great characters and twists. Recommended. 8 out of 10.
    I have my Negation issues all packed away together for a custom bind, so should have that in about five years
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    Got the first Legends of The Dark Knight hardcover so I can soak up all kinds of Jim Aparo goodness. Awaiting the 3rd B &B omnibus as well.

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    Took a break from reading chronological X-Men and read Mutant X The Complete Collections. I never heard of this series untill Uncanny Omar mentioned it in a video, but bought it as the premise was right up my alley. Who doesn't love a good alt-reality story?

    Overall, it was a fun read. It has an interesting premise and a lot of cool, altered backstories for known characters. As with all alt-reality stories, they sometimes go a bit overboars - but that's pretty much the name of the game. I do find it a big shame however that the big bad, who in this reality even took out (and sort of replaced) the Phoenix force, is so damn silly and should never be elevated to such a big threat. I understand fully why they did it, as it was easy to shoehorn into the bigger Summers narrative, but it really didn't work for me.

    Most of the artwork was pretty good, without ever being great, and felt really consistent throughout the series. A nice touch.

    Overall, a fun premise and a good ride - but a silly main threst and a storyline that weakened with time and ultimately fizzled out.

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    Onwards to Incredible Hulk by Jason Aaron. A fun and silly read - sometimes too fun and silly. In typical Aaron fashion, there's a lot of outrageous over the top villains and supporting characters (which I wouldn't complain if he had dialed down a bit). I don't approve of all plot devices used here, but I really enjoyed the fresh take on the classic Banner vs. Hulk feud (even though the resolution could have been better). Most of the art was good and it was especially a pleasure to see Marc Silvestri again. All in all a better read that I had expected, I was well entertained.

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    Superman- Up in the Sky- the Best Superman story since All Star. 10 out of 10

    Blade of the Immortal omnibus v1-5- this is the only manga I've read aside from Akira. There are still 5 more volumes left, but so far it's fantastic! Highly recommended. 9 out of 10 (because the action is muddy sometimes)

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    Just finished Onslaught and will likely continue my pre-Morrison X-men readathon and start on my X-Men: Trial of Gambit Custom Omnibus tonight. It collects most of the content from the Onslaught Aftermath and Trial of Gambit TPBs (missing a couple of X-Men unlimited issues).

    Also just ordered the TPBs that were still missing in my collection (X-Men Blue, X-Men Gold and Magneto War). The Hunt for Professor X seems impossible to find for a decent price. If I cannot locate it, I will read a synopsis online.

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    I couldn't find a web comics thread, but this has been collected in three TPB through Kickstarter, so it counts

    Anyway, 'O Human Star', which is still available in web comic format. I read it in two sittings and it is absolutely beautiful, art and story.

    Essentially, this person kickstarts the robot revolution and then dies prior to it kicking off properly. He 'wakes up' 16 years later as a robot version of himself. He goes looking for his old partner (Breandan) to figure out what's going on, and also meets Breandan's daughter. There is a strong LGBT theme in it too. This has instantly gone into my top 5 favourite books, and I really want a nice HC collected version to be released. Hopefully Blue Delliquanti can get it published somewhere, or they kickstart a HC edition. Either way, the TPBs are available on the website.

    Gosh, I just loved this so much haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    I couldn't find a web comics thread, but this has been collected in three TPB through Kickstarter, so it counts

    Anyway, 'O Human Star', which is still available in web comic format. I read it in two sittings and it is absolutely beautiful, art and story.

    Essentially, this person kickstarts the robot revolution and then dies prior to it kicking off properly. He 'wakes up' 16 years later as a robot version of himself. He goes looking for his old partner (Breandan) to figure out what's going on, and also meets Breandan's daughter. There is a strong LGBT theme in it too. This has instantly gone into my top 5 favourite books, and I really want a nice HC collected version to be released. Hopefully Blue Delliquanti can get it published somewhere, or they kickstart a HC edition. Either way, the TPBs are available on the website.

    Gosh, I just loved this so much haha
    this is on my short list to read and I also really want them to manage to distribute the physical versions over here too (I think they only ship withing the US).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    this is on my short list to read and I also really want them to manage to distribute the physical versions over here too (I think they only ship withing the US).
    Yep, just US. That's the only reason I didn't get them, it's just too much to ship
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    City of Secrets: This started promising but I kinda lost interest by the end (there is a second volume coming but not sure if I'll check it out).
    Steampunk kids adventure that feels like a lost Disney project, probably because the author worked on a bunch of Disney stuff. This is just my idea but it feels like she wanted to pitch this project to the big mouse but ended up doing it as a GN instead.
    I really like the art style but there are sections of the book where it felt rushed, especially the ending, that should have been this grand, magnificent action scene...or maybe I just lost interest in the story by that point.
    I'd probably still recommend it for kids tho!

    Suncatcher: Early 2000s Mexican underground rock scene + the story of a girl trying to get her grand father's soul out of a guitar by writing the perfect hit song and breaking the curse.
    Great premise but let down by the execution.
    I've found the art style inconsistent and a bit under developed, and the way the story was told was often confusing. Sometimes I wanted some narration to help me understand what's going on, but at other points the book was more "tell don't show" (especially when they explain the grand father's curse's deal, it's just a half page summary, instead of an actual, fleshed out flashback).
    I still liked it and would be interested in the author's future work but I wish he got some help with this one.

    Thirsty Mermaids: Mermaids get drunk and turn into humans to go on land to get more booze, but they are stuck in their human bodies and now have to cope with human society.
    I've LOVED LOVED LOVED Snapdragon and was super hyped for Thirsty mermaids and Kat Leyh doesn't disappoint!
    More mature style (swearing and some lady parts) but it's a fun romp that tackles serious issues (mainly body dysmorphia) and an amazing cast of characters.
    Can't recommend it enough and it comes as a nice, thick hardcover!

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    Finished Thor: The Devourer King from Donny Cates

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    Just finished ASM: Last Remains and LR Companion. Good story, really poor collection scheme. This probably needed to be interweaved like the Hunted collection, and not having the epilogue issues makes the story stop more than end.

    Also finished Justice League Odyssey v4. It was fine - the story moved so far from where it started, and the lead ups to Death Metal all seemed to suffer in the same way - nothing really mattered at all - so while I don't regret reading it, it's pretty likely I never re-read this run
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    Shutter - don't really know how to slot Joe Keatinge as a writer. His Glory was a mess, but I liked Ringside. Only read the first three volumes of Shutter (though I have all 5), and it's... Ok. My mind isn't blown by any of it. The trusted patriarch turning out to be keeping secrets? Been there done that. I just don't know why I should care about this world.

    That's the one thing I appreciate about BKV above all else, which is that no matter how outlandish the concept and world building, I always always care a helluva lot about his characters, and their travails are heartbreaking.

    With Shutter, things feel mechanical. Kate's a photographer, but like why? How is that a defining part of who she is? I read the first issue of vol 4 and she seems to have just transitioned into it after being an explorer, just cuz? We've never seen her do any photography. I mean sure, "shutter" can have more connotations beyond a camera lens. But I guess a protagonist who just wants to have a normal life, a best friend who's all "stop being gloomy and let's go to a party", an evil society that's all "we're doing this for the good of the world, join us won't you?" is all just, as I said, been there done that.

    Guess I'm just cynical in my old age; I just cannot get behind "solid" stories anymore; I need to be wowed. I guess it's my long winded way of asking: when is Saga coming back? Haha
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    Just started on the X-Men: Operation Zero Tolerance OHC - flicking through it, a lot of the artwork is not the greatest for my taste but until now I find the 90s stories to better than their reputation. Maybe my expectations were low enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy View Post
    Just started on the X-Men: Operation Zero Tolerance OHC - flicking through it, a lot of the artwork is not the greatest for my taste but until now I find the 90s stories to better than their reputation. Maybe my expectations were low enough
    OZT is an underrated crossover. I have the milestone collection in need of a revisit.

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