American Comics Are Fun, Too

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American Comics Are Fun, Too

Post by Stilts » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:24 pm

Unless Azgalath starts reading X-Men and decides to post more often, I have a feeling I'll be the only one adding to this thread, but hey! I figure American comics need some representation here. Though I'll do full reviews on my blog (along with other fun things), I'll talk about what comics I'm buying, series that seems interesting to me, and other odds and ends of comic news. I'll also happily answer any comic-related questions and give recommendations if anyone should want them.

So...uh...since this is the first post, I suppose a good place to start would be to ask: has anyone here read American comics? If so, what did you read?

I started out reading Spider-Man, but since I didn't have any disposable income I mostly just watched the animated versions of comic book heroes. It took the recent Watchmen craze to get me to indulge in one of the very few nerdy hobbies I hadn't yet tried. I'm currently reading Green Lantern, Batman and Robin, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

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Re: American Comics Are Fun, Too

Post by Joel » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:15 am

I like some American comics. I'd actually rather read them than manga these days. I used to like Spiderman comics greatly. But I now seem to have gone into the graphic novel scene, owning Watchmen and a couple of Sin City comics. Only problem with them is they're so expensive. May start buying some more regular superhero comics soon because this local comic shop only sells 'em for like £2. I would like to finish my Sin City collection though (I own books 1 and 7... not sure why 7). So yeah, I like American comics.

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Re: American Comics Are Fun, Too

Post by lazysunside » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:07 pm

Garfield. Thats the only thing that i like about American comic beside some web comic like WOW on game spy
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Re: American Comics Are Fun, Too

Post by Kagami » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:52 pm

Oh yeaaaah, Garfield...

Haven't read Garfield for years, yes that was a favourite. Only other American comic I enjoy is Calvin and Hobbes.
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Re: American Comics Are Fun, Too

Post by Kei » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:46 pm

Calvin and Hobbes is epic. 8)

However, I don't think that's the kind of comic Dustin had in mind. I think he's referring to comics like these...

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Re: American Comics Are Fun, Too

Post by AzgalathQ » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:36 pm

I'll try to make sure you aren't the only one posting here, Stilts. :wink:

I'm going to start collecting X-men comics... probably starting with the "Age of Apocalypse" comics, and then the "Astonishing X-Men" ghost-box arch.

I must say, the X-men panels have turned into a contest on how bad-ass the artists can make everyone and everything look. I should also warn you that the new stories contain typical Marvel rhetoric with lots of different dimensions involved and many over-the-top explanations. :rofl:

I'll post more when I get more comics. :flame:
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