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Post by MasonK565 on Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:56 pm

Hello TG! Today I would like to start the beginning of the "Official Comic Book Thread!" This thread will be for everything related to comic: Reviews, discussions, news, weekly release lists and more!

This thread can be for anyone. It can be for major comic book fans, people who are just kinda interested in comics, or for anyone curious about the world of comics.

This is just a sample of what the thread will be about:
http://www.the-gathering.top-talk.net/t5799-tg-article-2-comic-review-br

Please feel free to post! The more discussion and news will be great! I will post the release list for this week soon, but definitely before Wednesday!

Enjoy!!

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Post by Cjanz on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:10 am

I really have to ask, and please pardon my ignorance.

What is so enticing about comic books? I've just never really been drawn to them. What makes you enjoy them so much?

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Post by MasonK565 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:53 pm

Why do I love comics? Here a few reasons why I love them:

1) The writing. I love good stories. I love stories with a good mixture of action, intensity, humor, character development, and a nice flowing plot. I can find this comic books. Well, some comic books. Not all comic books have great stories, lol. And you can easily see that several people are aware of the great quality stories that the world of comic books has to offer. Look towards Hollywood with TV Show and movies, they are beginning to use comics more and more to tell good stories.

2) I love that not only can I read the story as it is happening, but I can see it as well. I like reading books, but I prefer to read comics because of the art is has within it as well. I can read the story like a book, and also watch happen as a movie.

3) I am a big fan of the concept of "creative control." This is a big reason why I love professional wrestling as well. I love and I am amazed by the concept of being in control of what plays out. Controlling every little aspect of the story as it goes along, and planning what all happens. This is why I love games like RISK and EWR. You are in control and you get to make your own story. Watching people take these characters into storylines to entertain people easily entertains me.

4) The fact that it has its own world. This is why people watch movies, read books, watch tv shows, watch pro wrestling, and read comics. It is a story that isn't with the real life around us. If I am going through a rough, at least I know I can sit down and read about Rick Grimes and other survivors try to outlast what seems like an endless amount of zombies trying to eat them, or read about Batman kicking the crap out The Penguin.


Those are a few reasons why I love comics.

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Post by MasonK565 on Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:33 pm

Here are the releases for this week by some of the bigger comic book companies:

DARK HORSE COMICS

OCT100041 FINDER GN VOL 01 VOICE $19.99
SEP100112 HEART TRANSPLANT LTD ED HC $99.99
DEC100063 LET ME IN CROSSROADS #3 (OF 4) SEAN PHILLIPS CVR $3.99
AUG100022 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #3 (OF 4) $3.50
DEC100073 MASS EFFECT EVOLUTION #2 (OF 4) MASSIMO CARNEVALE CVR $3.50
DEC100066 MIGHTY SAMSON #2 $3.50
DEC100069 STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT #5 (OF 5) AFLAME $2.99
NOV100045 TARZAN THE JESSE MARSH YEARS HC VOL 08 $49.99

DC COMICS

JUL100282 ALL STAR SUPERMAN COLLECTORS SET $45.00
DEC100196 BATMAN #707 $2.99
OCT100273 BAYOU TP VOL 02 (RES) $14.99
DEC100230 BOOSTER GOLD #41 $2.99
DEC100170 BRIGHTEST DAY #20 $2.99
FEB100291 DC CHRONICLES WONDER WOMAN STATUE $99.99
DEC100167 DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #2 $2.99
DEC100210 DETECTIVE COMICS CLASSICS $5.99
DEC100293 DMZ #62 (MR) $2.99
NOV100272 DMZ TP VOL 09 MIA (MR) $14.99
DEC100231 DOOM PATROL #19 $2.99
DEC100296 FABLES #102 (MR) $2.99
OCT100307 FRINGE TALES FROM THE FRINGE TP $14.99
OCT100305 GEARS OF WAR HC BOOK 02 (MR) $24.99
APR100305 GOTHAM CITY STORIES STATUE PART 4 HARLEY VS ROBIN $99.99
NOV100188 GREEN LANTERN #62 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99
DEC100176 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #57 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99
DEC100301 HELLBLAZER #276 (MR) $2.99
NOV100270 HUMAN TARGET SECOND CHANCES TP (MR) $19.99
DEC100221 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #54 $2.99
DEC100229 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #10 $2.99
MAR100328 MICHAEL KEATON AS BATMAN STATUE $195.00
OCT100316 NOCHE ROJA HC (MR) $19.99
NOV100176 OUTSIDERS #36 $2.99
DEC100285 RATCHET AND CLANK #6 (OF 6) $2.99
DEC100236 SPIRIT #11 $2.99
DEC100214 SUPERGIRL #61 $2.99
DEC100218 SUPERMAN BATMAN #81 $2.99
NOV100234 SUPERMAN BATMAN TORMENT TP $14.99
DEC100274 TINY TITANS #37 $2.99
NOV100186 WONDER WOMAN #607 $2.99
DEC100270 YOUNG JUSTICE #1 $2.99

IDW PUBLISHING

DEC100380 ANGEL #42 $3.99
DEC100389 DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS #4 $3.99
DEC100400 EDGE OF DOOM #4 $3.99
DEC100346 GI JOE COBRA II #13 $3.99
NOV100350 GI JOE SPECIAL MISSIONS TP VOL 03 $19.99
DEC108147 INFESTATION #1 (OF 2) VAR CVR 2ND PTG (PP #956) $3.99
DEC100371 JERICHO SEASON 3 #4 (OF 6) $3.99
DEC100354 KILL SHAKESPEARE #1 100 PENNY PRESS ED $1.00
DEC100424 LONE JUSTICE TP VOL 02 $19.99
DEC100417 PLANE STORY TP $19.99
NOV100387 SILENT HILL PAST LIFE #4 (OF 4) $3.99
DEC100412 THE SUICIDE FOREST #3 (OF 4) $3.99
DEC100340 TRANSFORMERS INFESTATION #2 (OF 2) $3.99
DEC100370 TRUE BLOOD HC VOL 01 ALL TOGETHER NOW (MR) $24.99

IMAGE COMICS

DEC100438 CAPTAIN WONDER 3D ONE-SHOT $4.99
DEC108124 INFINITE VACATION #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG (PP #956) $3.50
SEP100535 MAGDALENA (ONGOING) #5 $3.99
DEC100482 MARINEMAN #3 $3.99
DEC100483 MEMOIR #2 (OF 6) $3.50
DEC100470 MORNING GLORIES VOL 01 FOR A BETTER FUTURE TP $9.99
DEC100488 PROOF ENDANGERED #3 $3.99
DEC100526 TWILIGHT GUARDIAN #2 (OF 4) $3.99
DEC100452 WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #7 (MR) $2.99

MARVEL COMICS

DEC100573 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #654.1 $2.99
AUG100532 ASTONISHING X-MEN XENOGENESIS #5 (OF 5) $3.99
DEC100670 AVENGERS & INFINITY GAUNTLET GN TP $14.99
DEC100549 AVENGERS ACADEMY #9 $2.99
SEP100687 CAPTAIN AMERICA BY JACK KIRBY OMNIBUS HC $74.99
DEC100554 CAPTAIN AMERICA MAN OUT OF TIME #4 (OF 5) $3.99
DEC100684 CAPTAIN AMERICA SCOURGE OF UNDERWORLD TP $34.99
AUG100679 CAPTAIN AMERICA SENTINEL OF LIBERTY HC $34.99
DEC108013 CARNAGE #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG CRAIN VAR (PP #955) $3.99
DEC108014 CARNAGE #2 (OF 5) 2ND PTG CRAIN VAR (PP #955) $3.99
DEC100590 DAREDEVIL REBORN #2 (OF 4) $3.99
DEC100675 DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH TP VOL 01 HEAD TRIP $34.99
DEC100632 DEADPOOLMAX #5 (MR) $3.99
DEC100695 ESSENTIAL THOR TP VOL 03 NEW ED $19.99
DEC100532 FORMIC WARS BURNING EARTH #1 (OF 7) $3.99
DEC100626 GENERATION HOPE #4 $2.99
DEC100593 HAWKEYE: BLIND SPOT #1 (OF 4) $2.99
DEC108015 HEROES FOR HIRE #2 2ND PTG WALKER VAR (PP #955) $2.99
DEC100576 HULK #30 $3.99
DEC100669 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN PREM HC VOL 06 STARK RESILIENT BOOK 2 $19.99
DEC100582 IRON MAN MAGAZINE #6 $6.99
NOV100578 IRON MAN RAPTURE #4 (OF 4) $3.99
OCT100628 LOKI #3 (OF 4) $3.99
DEC100628 MARVEL GIRL #1 $2.99
DEC100660 SHADOWLAND DAREDEVIL PREM HC $19.99
DEC100598 SHIELD #6 $2.99
DEC100604 SILVER SURFER #1 (OF 5) $2.99
DEC100575 SPIDER-GIRL #4 BIG $2.99
DEC100689 SPIDER-MAN GAUNTLET VOL 05 LIZARD TP $14.99
DEC100676 SPIDER-WOMAN TP AGENT OF SWORD $19.99
DEC100656 STAND HARDCASES PREM HC $24.99
SEP100688 THOR AND LOKI HC BLOOD BROTHERS $24.99
DEC100601 THUNDERBOLTS #153 $2.99
DEC100621 UNCANNY X-FORCE #5 $3.99
DEC100606 VENOM DEADPOOL #1 $2.99
DEC100613 WOLVERINE #6 $3.99
DEC100614 WOLVERINE & JUBILEE #2 (OF 4) $2.99
DEC100698 WOLVERINE BY MARKO DJURDJEVIC OVERSIZED POSTER $34.99
AUG100692 X-FORCE PREM HC FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH $29.99
DEC100663 X-MEN CURSE OF MUTANTS PREM HC $24.99


My person pull list? Well I am gonna go to Hastings and get Batman #707, but I am probably going to download Thunderbolts #153, and Green Lantern Corps #57.

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Post by MasonK565 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:36 pm

http://comics.ign.com/articles/115/1151368p1.html

Weekly preview of comics being released this week.

Personally, I am going to read these comics that will be out tomorrow:

Action Comics #898
Detective Comics #874
Astonishing X-Men #36
Avengers #10
Captain America #615
Fantastic Four #588
Secret Avengers #10
Uncanny X-Men #533
X-Men #8


Haven't read any X-Men in a long time, so why not try it out now?

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Post by Cjanz on Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:57 am

Have comics struggled at all to stay afloat recently? It seems like they would..

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Post by MasonK565 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:13 am

Oh yeah, they sales have been decreasing for awhile. Digital comics are slowly becoming more popular and used by big companies like DC and Comics. Another reason why comic sales have falling is also due to the recession. I don't think people that are struggling financially can afford to spend 10 to 20 bucks a month on comics. I think it will be years until we see our last actual comic book, or they won't become extinct, just brought down to a smaller scale.

I prefer holding a comic in my hands, it just seems right to me. But due to my current financial situation, I find myself downloading comics. I actually buy 3 comics a month: Batman, Walking Dead, and Batman and Robin. Everything else will be on the laptop.

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Post by MasonK565 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:46 pm

http://comics.ign.com/articles/115/1152450p1.html

This week's comic book guide by IGN.

The comics I plan to read from this week are:
GREEN LANTERN #63
SECRET SIX #31
THUNDERBOLTS #154

Not much this week, but I plan on ready the first 8 issues of the new X-Men volume that started in 2010.

And here is an interesting article on the new Superman movie, as it goes over who should be the villains.
http://movies.ign.com/articles/115/1152883p1.html

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Post by Cjanz on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:48 pm

Nice, I'm curious about the new Spiderman franchise. That will either be a complete turn-around and savior for the series in film, or it will flop. I hope it's the former.

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Post by MasonK565 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:57 pm

I am looking forward to the franchise too. It looks good just from the photos and the cast. I don't see a problem with the new suit they have.

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Post by ZIMMER1994 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:11 pm

I'm soooo happy that I was able to pass on my love of the Thunderbolts to you Mason! also check out this article on digital comics Cjanz, kinda interesting http://comics.ign.com/articles/114/1145983p1.html
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Post by ZIMMER1994 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:11 pm

it's about why they haven't taken off as much as you'd expect and how to possibly solve for some of the problems which are standing in their way
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Post by JakeTheSnake on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:48 pm

I am not a fan of digital comics. I don't know why but I find it annoying reading through them on a computer screen. That's the same reason why I hate reading books on the computer as well. That's more of a personal pet peeve though.

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