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Ian Ascher
06-22-2007, 02:35 PM
Seems I've been on a Trade paperback kick the past couple of weeks.

I've picked up:

Wonder Woman: The Hiketia
Queen & Country (several volumes)
Wolverine: Enemy of the State Complete Edition
Essential Super-Villain Team Up
Essential Defenders Vol 2

And I've been keeping an eye out for:

100 Bullets
Daredevil (both Bendis & Brubaker arcs)
Captain America (Brubaker's run)
Animal Man (Grant Morrison's run)
Essential Tomb of Dracula vol #1-4

Aside from the fact that I seem to be mainly on a crime kick, I've just been over run with the desire to read collected materials I missed the first time around.

Anyone else have any good suggestions?

Mike225
06-22-2007, 02:36 PM
Grant Morrison's Marvel Boy was good, if you haven't checked that out.

Ian Ascher
06-22-2007, 02:43 PM
Got the original series when it came out. Great stuff. Fun and inventive. Did they ever mix him into regular Earth-616 continuity like I had heard???

If anyone ever picks up the ball and runs with him it should be Warren Ellis in another Nextwave series.

Mike225
06-22-2007, 02:49 PM
He was in Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways.

Ian Ascher
06-22-2007, 03:00 PM
Is he part of either team?

Kind of an odd choice to throw him in one of those books given his back-story.

Mike225
06-22-2007, 03:08 PM
I didn't follow it all the way through, but he was used as a weapon against the teams.

Ian Ascher
06-22-2007, 03:14 PM
See... that's cool.... heh.

Mike225
06-22-2007, 03:18 PM
I forgot to mention it was written by Zeb Wells..

Erik Roman
06-22-2007, 06:45 PM
Xenozoic tales (Cadillacs and dinosaurs)

Avengers Forever

exilednight
06-22-2007, 09:20 PM
I've been doing the same thing lately. I recently purchased the first three collected of Y the Last Man and I am on volume 7 of Transmet, along with Ellis's The Boys.

Mike225
06-22-2007, 10:31 PM
This may be a controversial choice, but I enjoyed all three color books from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. Daredevil: Yellow, Spider-Man: Blue and Hulk: Gray.

Ian Ascher
06-23-2007, 08:06 AM
Xenozoic tales (Cadillacs and dinosaurs)

Avengers Forever


Ive got a handfull of the reprints for Xenozoic Tales. Had the chance to pick up the trades from at Pittsburgh but didn't want to spend too much money.

I also have the 12 issue Avengers Forever series as well as the TPB in my collection.

Both books are very good reads.

Ian Ascher
06-23-2007, 08:10 AM
This may be a controversial choice, but I enjoyed all three color books from Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. Daredevil: Yellow, Spider-Man: Blue and Hulk: Gray.


Not at all.... Loeb is hit and miss for me. An example are his Death of Captain America one-shot books. The Wolverine issue was good, Avengers was god awful, Captain America was great, and Spiderman was just as bad as the Avengers.

I wouldn't be above adding any of the Loeb/Sale series to my growing list. The Long Holloween and Dark Victory are two more I may look into getting real soon. Does anyone know if either of these collect the Legends of the Dark Knight Specials Loeb/Sale did that lead into Long Holloween?

Ian Ascher
06-23-2007, 08:11 AM
I've been doing the same thing lately. I recently purchased the first three collected of Y the Last Man and I am on volume 7 of Transmet, along with Ellis's The Boys.


How's Y The Last Man? I know the concept but I've never really delved into it.

exilednight
06-23-2007, 07:27 PM
Y is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I'm not sure I would have liked it in trades, but as a collected it's great.

kdmelrose
06-23-2007, 07:31 PM
If you want a sample, you can read the first issue of Y: The Last Man -- and 21 other Vertigo series -- here (http://www.dccomics.com/sites/vertigo_num1s/).

pi0trov
06-23-2007, 11:05 PM
I wouldn't be above adding any of the Loeb/Sale series to my growing list. The Long Holloween and Dark Victory are two more I may look into getting real soon. Does anyone know if either of these collect the Legends of the Dark Knight Specials Loeb/Sale did that lead into Long Holloween?
I think you're looking for Batman: Haunted Knight (http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/1563892731/ref=s9_asin_title_1-serq_g1/105-3593078-2810058?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1C581Z9FJ1VBEF5TRTGB&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=278240301&pf_rd_i=507846) - I haven't read it, but I know it's supposed to be a companion piece of sorts to Sale and Loeb's other books and sounds like it has the specials you're referring to.

Ian Ascher
06-24-2007, 07:50 PM
I think you're looking for Batman: Haunted Knight (http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/1563892731/ref=s9_asin_title_1-serq_g1/105-3593078-2810058?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1C581Z9FJ1VBEF5TRTGB&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=278240301&pf_rd_i=507846) - I haven't read it, but I know it's supposed to be a companion piece of sorts to Sale and Loeb's other books and sounds like it has the specials you're referring to.


That's the one... cool.

Ian Ascher
06-24-2007, 07:51 PM
If you want a sample, you can read the first issue of Y: The Last Man -- and 21 other Vertigo series -- here (http://www.dccomics.com/sites/vertigo_num1s/).


Groovy.... I might just give it a try.

quantum1019
06-25-2007, 08:15 PM
Definitely get those Tomb of Dracula Essentials. Those are incredible! Great story, consistent quality throughout the whole series, and the art by Gene Colan is breathtaking! Colan's work fits the mood of the series perfectly.

exilednight
06-26-2007, 12:03 AM
I just finished reading the book one collection of 100 Bullets. I will not say it will be one of my all time favorites, but I will definitely finish reading the series.

Has anyone read The Losers collection? I have been looking for book one, but none of the shops around my house seem to have it. Just curious if anyone has read it and what their thoughts were on it.

Troy Wall
06-30-2007, 03:55 AM
Seems I've been on a Trade paperback kick the past couple of weeks.

I've picked up:

Wonder Woman: The Hiketia
Queen & Country (several volumes)
Wolverine: Enemy of the State Complete Edition
Essential Super-Villain Team Up
Essential Defenders Vol 2

And I've been keeping an eye out for:

100 Bullets
Daredevil (both Bendis & Brubaker arcs)
Captain America (Brubaker's run)
Animal Man (Grant Morrison's run)
Essential Tomb of Dracula vol #1-4

Aside from the fact that I seem to be mainly on a crime kick, I've just been over run with the desire to read collected materials I missed the first time around.

Anyone else have any good suggestions?

Ian, just wanted to let you know that the last Marvel Omnibus slated to be released this year is Captain America by Ed Brubaker. It's gonna have issues 1-25, the 65th anniversary special and the Winter Soldier one-shot, plus some extras.

Ian Ascher
07-01-2007, 07:00 PM
Thanks Troy...

I saw this on Amazon the dat AFTER I bought the first two volumes on eBay. It's $47 on Amazon so if a friend of mine buys the copies I just bought from me I may just buy this.

Mark Bertolini
07-05-2007, 01:36 PM
Morrison's Animal Man run is incredible, do yourself a favour and read it.

Also pick up volume 1-4 of his Seven Soldiers of Victory.

And read his Invisibles, volumes 1-7. Oh, and his Doom Patrol.

Hell, anything by Morrison is killer in trade form.

jmassie
07-05-2007, 03:18 PM
Street Angel

Best comic book I've read in a long time.
http://www.streetangelcomics.com/

jmassie
07-05-2007, 03:21 PM
Buddy Does Seattle
Buddy Does Jersey
The whole "H A T E" series in two volumes by Pete Bagge. A grand total of $30 retail. You cant beat that my friends

http://www.fantagraphics.com/artist/bagge/bagge.html

jmassie
07-05-2007, 03:24 PM
Spent

By Joe Matt. Originally serialized in his comic 'Peepshow'.
http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/shopCatalogLong.php?item=a45c21a27af77b

jmassie
07-05-2007, 03:25 PM
The Salon

By Nick Bertozzi. Originally an online comic on serializer.net. Far out book my friends.
http://www.nickbertozzi.com/comics/salon/salon.htm

jmassie
07-05-2007, 03:29 PM
People on this board would probably enjoy
The Surrogates
This is one of the first books Top Shelf has put out that was geared towards a mainstream crowd. Great Book. Sort of like a Phillip K. Dick kind of trip.

http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog.php?type=12&title=528

That's all I can recommend at the moment. Just thought you guys and gals might like to try something different. Hate isn't that different I just like it.

Mark Bertolini
07-07-2007, 05:06 PM
People on this board would probably enjoy
The Surrogates
This is one of the first books Top Shelf has put out that was geared towards a mainstream crowd. Great Book. Sort of like a Phillip K. Dick kind of trip.

http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog.php?type=12&title=528

That's all I can recommend at the moment. Just thought you guys and gals might like to try something different. Hate isn't that different I just like it.


The Surrogates is a cool book, with very Ben Templesmith-esque artwork.

Ian Ascher
07-09-2007, 05:34 PM
As I get ready to move ina few weeks my quest for graphic novels and trade paperbacks has been put on hold.

I do have a nice big list though and can't wait to get more.