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marvel comics are great.  captain America is really my favouirite. read winter soldier before seeing the film. book is much better in my opinion. great pictures storyline and interesting to make captain America come across as a bit less wooden which he can come across that way a bit in the movies. still love the movies though and appreciate them more after reading the graphic novels. should read more of them what do people recommend 

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I don't like comic books. There are some Marvel movies and TV shows that I like but not all of them. Those that I like are the movies about all of the characters of "The Avengers" initiative. I'm still waiting for the story of agent Romanoff to be released. I also like "Agents of SHIELD" until season 5. After season 5 it looks more like "sucking from the fingers" to me.

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On 3/13/2018 at 8:54 PM, SOADisLyf said:

Any other Marvel fans in here?

I got my first Marvel comicbook for Xmas (The Death of Wolverine) and I have been hooked ever since. I am hyped for the return series of Logan this year and Project H sounds interesting so I reckon I'll start getting that 

I recently got a marvel unlimited app for the year. Unlimited marvel. It's surprisingly good and gives me a chance to explore the lesser known characters.  So I've read alot of captain America ed brubaker stuff to begin with which was great, recently read  alot of the daredevil stuff from Frank millers stuff to more modern stuff, punisher is hard to beat especially Rosenberg's run in 2018.

The movies are good way to break into marvel universe imo but the comics trump them as the stories seem more varied, of course there's alot that's not that great and the art work is at times truly amazing which you won't get from movies tbh imo especially stylised art work. 

the death of wolverine sounds interesting though. Might have to check it out.

also was netflix daredevil and punisher any good. 

 

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Iron fist by brubaker was so good. Just read that on marvel unlimited. Would recommend that to anyone wanting interesting story and great drawings 

On 11/27/2020 at 10:25 PM, Valso said:

I don't like comic books. There are some Marvel movies and TV shows that I like but not all of them. Those that I like are the movies about all of the characters of "The Avengers" initiative. I'm still waiting for the story of agent Romanoff to be released. I also like "Agents of SHIELD" until season 5. After season 5 it looks more like "sucking from the fingers" to me.

Valso. What is it you don't like about comic books. For me a good comic is much more interesting than watching a movie. Movies tend to be alot slower in my experience

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On 3/18/2021 at 1:49 AM, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

Valso. What is it you don't like about comic books. For me a good comic is much more interesting than watching a movie. Movies tend to be alot slower in my experience

Drawings. Static images, most often black-white. For starters. It's like asking me why I like a 1969 Dodge Charger but not a Trabant.

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On 3/26/2021 at 12:05 AM, Valso said:

Drawings. Static images, most often black-white. For starters. It's like asking me why I like a 1969 Dodge Charger but not a Trabant.

There are some amazing comic book images. Such variety too. Wouldn't just dismiss all because you dont like black n white comics. I recommend the winter soldier graphic novel of captain America . Surely you couldn't not like this classic. The images are not moving but there so good. 

 

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Hey, another Marvel fan here. Both the movies and comics. I used to subscribe to X-men as a kid and then when the MCU started to pick up speed it rekindled my interest in superhero comics. The Marvel Unlimited app is really good and worth the price. Hickmans 2019 (2018?) reboot of the X-titles have been sooo good, no surprises given he's done great work with the Avengers series. I can highly recommend House of X/Powers of X issue 1-6 (I think). I also dig The Immortal Hulk, it's a really fresh take on Hulk, really leaning into bodyhorror and darkness.

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On 5/3/2021 at 7:52 PM, Sheol said:

Hey, another Marvel fan here. Both the movies and comics. I used to subscribe to X-men as a kid and then when the MCU started to pick up speed it rekindled my interest in superhero comics. The Marvel Unlimited app is really good and worth the price. Hickmans 2019 (2018?) reboot of the X-titles have been sooo good, no surprises given he's done great work with the Avengers series. I can highly recommend House of X/Powers of X issue 1-6 (I think). I also dig The Immortal Hulk, it's a really fresh take on Hulk, really leaning into bodyhorror and darkness.

sheol its good to hear from a marvel fan. the marvel unlimited app is very good value. i cant see how its good for marvel but thats just my opinion. it saves me loads of money. 

thanks for the tip re hickmans work. will check those out. there new ones to me. i did have a look at immortal hulk but with so much choice its easy to miss lots of stuff. 

i recently enjoyed ahmeds and wards black bolt run from 2017. its bit different but ive really liked it so far. brubakers iron fist was cool. 

sheol have you got any favourite marvel characters. i assume hulk is one of them

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Haha not really, Hulk has always been sort of one dimensional to me, but the Planet Hulk arc was interesting, and I like horror so Immortal Hulk just worked for me.

I think I've always enjoyed the X-men, even though it's really hard to keep track of all the lineup changes haha. Moon Knight is really cool, and for some reason I've always enjoyed Psylocke.

Are you into other comics as well, outside of Marvel? One of my favorite comic book writers are Warren Ellis. His work on Planetary and The Authority have been incredibly entertaining.

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On 5/6/2021 at 10:40 AM, Sheol said:

Haha not really, Hulk has always been sort of one dimensional to me, but the Planet Hulk arc was interesting, and I like horror so Immortal Hulk just worked for me.

I think I've always enjoyed the X-men, even though it's really hard to keep track of all the lineup changes haha. Moon Knight is really cool, and for some reason I've always enjoyed Psylocke.

Are you into other comics as well, outside of Marvel? One of my favorite comic book writers are Warren Ellis. His work on Planetary and The Authority have been incredibly entertaining.

sheol good to hear from you re marvel. know what you mean about hulk stories. when they work. they work so well though. 

its mostly marvel for me as ive got marvel unlimited subscription. 1000s of content for £60 a year. its great for me not sure about marvel. cant be good business model surely. 🤔 

 

when not reading marvel frank miller dark knight returns is great. are you miller fan.

teenage mutant ninja turtles volume 1 and 2 originals in black and white. there ones i put off reading since i was younger. very good. all people think im nuts for reading these. there good and not just for kids. 😁 have you read these. 

alex ross justice league dc graphic novel justice is good read but not amazing imo. looks amazing. 

 

warren ellis thats one to look up. is he famous. tbh i know very little about the famous comic book writers. 

ok out of interest what graphic novels are you reading at moment. im reading punisher steven grant run. its good so far. i googled good punisher storylines. this was there.

ive also started reading jeff lemires moon knight run of comics. stil on issue 1. 

 

 

 

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Ah yeah, Lemire's Moon Knight is great, and great art as well if I remember correctly. They're making a series on Disney+ with Oscar Issac as the lead and Ethan Hawke as (presumably) the villain, which can be cool if done right. There's a lot of darkness in MK that I hope they embrace.

I'm currently not reading anything, I have suspended my Marvel Unlimited sub temporarily because I'm so busy with work. Probably re-activate it in the summer.

I think Frank Miller is interesting, but kind of one-note. He's got a lot of machismo and misogony in his comics that are kind of hard to enjoy at times (mostly stuff like Sin City, 300 etc), but his visual style and sense of drama is amazing.

Yeah, I think Ellis is considered famous. Apparently he wrote the Castlevania anime on Netflix, if you've seen that one?

Another really fascinating writer is Grant Morrisson, he's done some really fun, surreal things with DC's Doom Patrol and The Invisibles. ALso he did one of the best, most disturbing horror comics I've ever read in "Nameless". It melds Lovecraftian horror, with the occult and body horror. Truly disturbing. And recommended.

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On 5/31/2021 at 9:25 PM, Sheol said:

Ah yeah, Lemire's Moon Knight is great, and great art as well if I remember correctly. They're making a series on Disney+ with Oscar Issac as the lead and Ethan Hawke as (presumably) the villain, which can be cool if done right. There's a lot of darkness in MK that I hope they embrace.

I'm currently not reading anything, I have suspended my Marvel Unlimited sub temporarily because I'm so busy with work. Probably re-activate it in the summer.

I think Frank Miller is interesting, but kind of one-note. He's got a lot of machismo and misogony in his comics that are kind of hard to enjoy at times (mostly stuff like Sin City, 300 etc), but his visual style and sense of drama is amazing.

Yeah, I think Ellis is considered famous. Apparently he wrote the Castlevania anime on Netflix, if you've seen that one?

Another really fascinating writer is Grant Morrisson, he's done some really fun, surreal things with DC's Doom Patrol and The Invisibles. ALso he did one of the best, most disturbing horror comics I've ever read in "Nameless". It melds Lovecraftian horror, with the occult and body horror. Truly disturbing. And recommended.

sheol sounds interesting re lemires moon knight series. im not on disney plus so wont likely see it.  with right direction and those actors could be very good.  maybe youtube it.

ok good plan to suspend you marvel unlimited account if your too busy with work. i will likely get another year. after that who knows. its good though. ive liked it. 

frank miller stuff can be hardwork at times but still think its good read. tbh ive only read some of the dardevil run he did, btaman year one about half of it and dark knight returns, dark night returns i thought  was very interestingly drawn and story was good too. it was a bit different to anything id read before, imo was interesting new angle, you may well be right with what you said about others though. i still will get another at some point. have you got any frank miller favourites. i take it you dont like his work that much.

have you read any alan moores stuff. hes local to where i grew so thats cool. hes also done some famous graphic novels.  killing joke is reckoned to have one of the most complete origin story for the joker,v for vendetta is well known. his version of swamp thing is reckoned to be amazing. watchmen too. i should probably read one of these. 

not read any grant Morrison but I've seen the name pop up a few times for his batman work. thanks for the suggestions. doom   patrol, and nameless look interesting. thanks for these ideas. 

out of interest how do you think marvel will do now stan lee is gone. imo he was really important for them.theres so much ive read about him,mostly good. is it now a company in transition without him? a company on the slow decline. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oh yeah, Alan Moore is amazing, I don't think I've read a comic by him I didn't like. Watchmen is well-deserving of all the accolades, he was very early on the whole "deconstruct the superhero"-trope that's been so popular in the 90's and 00's, and he did it the best I think. There's a great humanity to his heroes, even the flawed, immoral ones. I think that's one thing that guys like Garth Ennis and Mark Millar misses out on, they go for shock value without any empathy. Moore's Swamp Thing is incredible. He did a comic called Promethea which is really just an excuse for him to expand his ideas on magic and esoteric history, super interesting and some of the most expansive art I've seen in comics by J H Williams III.

Overall I think I have a preference for brittish writers. Moore, Morrison, Neil Gaiman (one of the best writers of the past 50 years; comic and literature), Jamie Delano's work on Hellblazer.

I think Stan Lee hasn't actually written any Marvel comics for decades, so I don't see that his passing had any actual impact on the comics being made today.

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