Jump to content

Recommended Posts

O.K. I was just wondering if there were any regular comics readers on the forum. I'm a Marvel man myself (not that I could get D.C. even if I wanted to :shock: ) and I am collecting Wolvering and Deadpool, Marvel Legends (Thor, Captain America and Iron Man) and Essential X-Men, as well as the occasional part of the Ultimate Graphics Novel Collection, a very nice fortnightly reissue of classic Marval Graphics novels (The last one I got was the Wolverine mini-series - yes the classic one in Japan :D !). Anyway, does anybody else collect and if so, whadayatake?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 126
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Re: Comics I was an avid reader/collector until I discovered Metal. Then all my priorities changed. I still pick up the odd comic from time to time but my funds aren't as liquid as they once were so

Re: Comics My former interests took a back seat as soon as metal entered the picture too, the only other interest of mine that occupies anywhere near as much of my funds is beer, which sometimes exce

Re: Comics I don't collect comic books, but I did toy with the idea of becoming an illustrator. The artwork of Jim Lee, Jan Duursema and Brian Ching is absolutely stunning and I seek to attain their level of talent. For my English class we read Victorian Undead, which were two comics featuring Sherlock Holmes going up against zombies and vampires. :shock: Yeah, I don't know who thought that up either.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Comics I was an avid reader/collector until I discovered Metal. Then all my priorities changed. I still pick up the odd comic from time to time but my funds aren't as liquid as they once were so I have to make decisions on what I spend my minimal cash on. I grew up with Marvel & Image however. I've never cared for DC. I was into SLG comics until they stopped printing Gargoyles. I usually try to pick up Jhonen Vasquez's material whenever he puts something out though. His stuff is always worth the money. I've been meaning to buy the Buffy the Vampire Slayer & The Walking Dead comics but there's always a new CD to buy first. :D

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Comics My former interests took a back seat as soon as metal entered the picture too, the only other interest of mine that occupies anywhere near as much of my funds is beer, which sometimes exceeds the amount I spend on metal. I do love beer though, and am hoping to start making my own soon, as Edgar and I have been dreaming of opening a brewery for some time now. It's definitely a way that I could do something that I love, and if I'm good at it, make some good money in the process, because almost everybody drinks beer and it's always in demand.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Comics

My former interests took a back seat as soon as metal entered the picture too' date=' the only other interest of mine that occupies anywhere near as much of my funds is beer, which sometimes exceeds the amount I spend on metal. I do love beer though, and am hoping to start making my own soon, as Edgar and I have been dreaming of opening a brewery for some time now. It's definitely a way that I could do something that I love, and if I'm good at it, make some good money in the process, because almost everybody drinks beer and it's always in demand.[/quote'] :lol: Good luck with that.
Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Comics Even in Utah, the breweries here do very well, and most of them aren't even making great beer. All it would take is some good recipes, a creative marketing strategy, and some start up capital to make it happen. The demand is already there, it's not tough to convince people to drink beer, you just have to convince them to drink your beer.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Comics Thanks, that clears that little mystery up!!! P.S. I have to say that I think D.C. sucks from what I've heard because of the largely two-dimensional heroes and constant rebooting. Oh, and Gargoyles sounds cool though I've never heard of the company - all I've heard of are Marvel, D.C., A.C., Dark Horse and whoever prints 2000 A.D. (which, for a futuristic comic is now curiously in the past...)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Comics

They seem to be converging interests' date=' I know a few metalheads that are into comic books as well. Metalheads do seem to have a wide variety of other interests though, both common and uncommon.[/quote'] Metal is a lifestyle that is all involving. I think that's why.
Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Comics I wonder if it's more to do with the extreme and the epic - you know, metal is frequently dealing with stronger emotions than most other musical forms and comics are dealing with a much higher degree of scale in terms of plot and action than the average action novel. Or maybe it just happens that they are both cool!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Comics That's NASCAR isn't it? Anyway, I think the rivalry is down to a bunch of angry, isolated geeks having a row on what constitutes the best heroes. DC generally has shiny smooth, patriotic guys who do the descent things and save America and the World, Marvel has human heroes but none the less mostly fighting for a good cause and Dark Horse is full of Antiheroes, a concept I can't understant why is thought to be more "real" than heroes, but anyway, there you go!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Comics Batman is great because he has absolutely no super powers except for super wealthiness. He's a man with the same physical capabilities as everyone else doing what he feels is right in a land of corruption and evil. He has no problem with being at odds with the law, because what the law says is not always what is best, he is guided solely by his own personal moral compass.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Join Metal Forum

    joinus-home.jpg

  • Our picks

    • Whichever tier of thrash metal you consigned Sacred Reich back in the 80's/90's they still had their moments.  "Ignorance" & "Surf Nicaragura" did a great job of establishing the band, whereas "The American Way" just got a little to comfortable and accessible (the title track grates nowadays) for my ears.  A couple more records better left forgotten about and then nothing for twenty three years.  2019 alone has now seen three releases from Phil Rind and co.  A live EP, a split EP with Iron Reagan and now a full length.

      Notable addition to the ranks for the current throng of releases is former Machine Head sticksman, Dave McClean.  Love or hate Machine Head, McClean is a more than capable drummer and his presence here is felt from the off with the opening and title track kicking things off with some real gusto.  'Divide & Conquer' and 'Salvation' muddle along nicely, never quite reaching any quality that would make my balls tingle but comfortable enough.  The looming build to 'Manifest Reality' delivers a real punch when the song starts proper.  Frenzied riffs and drums with shots of lead work to hold the interest.


      There's a problem already though (I know, I am such a fucking mood hoover).  I don't like Phil's vocals.  I never had if I am being honest.  The aggression to them seems a little forced even when they are at their best on tracks like 'Manifest Reality'.  When he tries to sing it just feels weak though ('Salvation') and tracks lose real punch.  Give him a riffy number such as 'Killing Machine' and he is fine with the Reich engine (probably a poor choice of phrase) up in sixth gear.  For every thrashy riff there's a fair share of rock edged, local bar act rhythm aplenty too.

      Let's not poo-poo proceedings though, because overall I actually enjoy "Awakening".  It is stacked full of catchy riffs that are sticky on the old ears.  Whilst not as raw as perhaps the - brilliant - artwork suggests with its black and white, tattoo flash sheet style design it is enjoyable enough.  Yes, 'Death Valley' & 'Something to Believe' have no place here, saved only by Arnett and Radziwill's lead work but 'Revolution' is a fucking 80's thrash heyday throwback to the extent that if you turn the TV on during it you might catch a new episode of Cheers!

      3/5
      • Reputation Points

      • 3 replies
    • I
      • Reputation Points

      • 1 reply
    • https://www.metalforum.com/blogs/entry/52-vltimas-something-wicked-marches-in/
      • Reputation Points

      • 3 replies
    • https://www.metalforum.com/blogs/entry/50-queensryche-the-verdict/
      • Reputation Points

      • 0 replies

    • https://www.metalforum.com/blogs/entry/48-candlemass-the-door-to-doom/
      • Reputation Points

      • 1 reply
×
×
  • Create New...