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    Comic Books

    Pardon my intrusion, I know this forum is really just for book club members. But would anyone here be interested in incorporating comic books into this club? They're the one thing I manage to actually have time to read all the way through on a regular basis.

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    Re: Comic Books

    Absolutely.

    What comics did you have in mind?
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    Re: Comic Books

    Anything good. Right now I'm reading:

    • Y - The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn
    • The Punisher (MAX) by Garth Ennis
    • Fell by Warren Ellis
    • Power by Brian Bendis
    • Daredevil by... the new guy? Bendis just finished his run on it.
    • Planetary by Warren Ellis
    • Ares by Mike Oeming
    • The Goon by Eric Powell
    They're all great books and I highly recommend any of the titles or authors.

    Lemme know!

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    Re: Comic Books

    I'm up for any of those.

    I just finished:

    • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
    • Hellblazer: Blackflowers.


    So I'm open to pretty much anything, even another go at the Watchmen.

    Since the last book fell through, I'll start a thread for the new readings.
    But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
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    Re: Comic Books

    Forgot about this thread...

    Okay, an update then.

    • Y - The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn (Concluded)
    • The Punisher (MAX) by Garth Ennis (Garth Ennis leaving the book in three issues; will most likely drop it myself)
    • Fell by Warren Ellis
    • Powers by Brian Bendis
    • Daredevil by Ed Brubaker
    • Planetary by Warren Ellis (Very infrequent book)
    • Ares by Mike Oeming (Concluded long time ago. It was... meh)
    • The Goon by Eric Powell
    • DMZ by Brian Wood (Loosing steam for me; may drop it)
    • Thor by J. Michael Straczynski
    • The Boys by Garth Ennis (Hoo boy! NOT for the feint of heart..)
    • Ultimate Human by Warren Ellis

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    Re: Comic Books

    Right now, I have in my possession:

    Crooked Little Vein - Warren Ellis (thank you Zhav, you punk)
    Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
    His Dark Materials (trilogy) - Phillip Pullman (read the first and the first part of the second)
    I am Legend - Richard Matheson
    Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett (Again, Zhav, bite me - I got halfway through this once)
    American Gods - Neil Gaiman
    Good Omens - Neil Gaiman
    Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut

    I have no idea when I'm going to make time for these, mind you, but they're on my "to do" list...
    "And that, my lord, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped." ~ Monty Python


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    Re: Comic Books

    Since when were His Dark Materials and Waiting for Godot comic books?
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    Re: Comic Books

    Right now, in my "To Finish" list, I've got:

    Quirkology: How we discover The Big Truths in Small Things - Richard Wiseman
    The World According to Mr. Rogers - Fred Rogers
    I, Lucifer - Glen Duncan
    Mayor - Pete Chalos
    Until I Find You - John Irving (I don't know why I quit reading it, I loved every word of it).

    I'll never finish Dan Brown's Angels & Demons. It just doesn't hold my interest.

    But the ones I'd recommend as far as novels go: American Gods, I Lucifer, Until I Find You, and Lullaby.

    As far as Comics, I wouldn't mind checking out Preacher, or the Ultimates Civil War series, or hell, we could shoot for one of the Penny Arcade comic compilations (i have two so far: Attack of the Bacon Robots and Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings). Those are short, easy to read, and outright hilarious all the way through. The Pac-Man thing still cracks me up.

    [editted to add] I've never been able to find The Goon. I'll have to get it off Amazon.
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    Re: Comic Books

    Oh dude, my bad, trendy... I saw the most recent post of Dio's, saw "Warren Ellis" and totally jumped to the wrong conclusion... Ignore me... I had no idea he did comics... I'm not such a nerd after all.
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    Re: Comic Books

    Quote Originally Posted by ladyphoenix View Post
    Oh dude, my bad, trendy... I saw the most recent post of Dio's, saw "Warren Ellis" and totally jumped to the wrong conclusion... Ignore me... I had no idea he did comics... I'm not such a nerd after all.
    Lol, I was wondering which talented artist managed to translate Waiting for Godot into a comic... every panel will be the same picture of two people waiting under a tree.
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