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posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 09:39 AM
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I have a collection of around 3,000 comics, but stopped collecting a few years ago, because comics were becoming to dark, exploitative of females, and to violent (suppose one could argue they already were...).

Anyway with most media moving toward streaming or online and readers such as the Kindle Fire and iPad. Do people still read comics? I have read a few online comics like MSPaint Adventures (little immature for me), or Freak Angels (I really enjoyed this one!), but haven't really embraced the format as I have come across little I like other then FA.

I miss my X-men (but when I left there were to many titles and soap operatic mess! lol), But I wouldn't mind finding something online or on a reader as I still believe it is a great format to write/read stories!

I was a pretty varied reader mostly Marvel, some independents but I did love Neil Gaiman's Sandman, or Grant Morrison's Animal Man for the stories!

Any suggestions or just reminiscing would be appreciated! Thanks!




posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 09:53 AM
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abeverage
I have a collection of around 3,000 comics, but stopped collecting a few years ago, because comics were becoming to dark, exploitative of females, and to violent (suppose one could argue they already were...).

Anyway with most media moving toward streaming or online and readers such as the Kindle Fire and iPad. Do people still read comics? I have read a few online comics like MSPaint Adventures (little immature for me), or Freak Angels (I really enjoyed this one!), but haven't really embraced the format as I have come across little I like other then FA.

I miss my X-men (but when I left there were to many titles and soap operatic mess! lol), But I wouldn't mind finding something online or on a reader as I still believe it is a great format to write/read stories!

I was a pretty varied reader mostly Marvel, some independents but I did love Neil Gaiman's Sandman, or Grant Morrison's Animal Man for the stories!

Any suggestions or just reminiscing would be appreciated! Thanks!


I was thought how to read by my grand aunt who used to read Tin Tin and Asterix comics when I was 3. So I have loved the medium since as far back as I can remember.



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 10:00 AM
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I can say this with all Honesty I was taught about multiple dimensions, demons, Extraterrestrials, Magik(c), Time Travel, Conspiracies, and much, much more all through comics!

Spooky thing some of the things I read in the 80's like string theory were predicted in comicbooks! How the heck does that happen?

Did (do) you have any favorites?
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posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 10:14 AM
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abeverage
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I can say this with all Honesty I was taught about multiple dimensions, demons, Extraterrestrials, Magik(c), Time Travel, Conspiracies, and much, much more all through comics!

Spooky thing some of the things I read in the 80's like string theory were predicted in comicbooks! How the heck does that happen?

Did (do) you have any favorites?
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Same here.

X men and flash wolverine and batman. too many to mention but I loved the sci fi stuff like Aliens Vs Predator before the horrible movies



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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YES! I loved the Aliens, Predator, and Aliens vs Predator comics! I still have them all. And yes the movies were utter garbage. Good ol Hollywood doing what it does best; raping classics like that.

I'm also a huge fan of Spawn.



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 11:57 AM
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YES! I loved the Aliens, Predator, and Aliens vs Predator comics! I still have them all. And yes the movies were utter garbage. Good ol Hollywood doing what it does best; raping classics like that.

I'm also a huge fan of Spawn.



I met Todd McFarlane (Along Jim Lee, the ever douchey Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larson, that one dude LOL and who ever else helped create Image Comics) at a crappy convention in an abandoned strip mall in Portland.

Spawn was a pretty cool comic but then again got almost to the point of torture horror so I dropped it years ago.

But have a bunch of signed 1st runs as well as some Spideys of his!
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posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 12:08 PM
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TiM3LoRd

abeverage
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I can say this with all Honesty I was taught about multiple dimensions, demons, Extraterrestrials, Magik(c), Time Travel, Conspiracies, and much, much more all through comics!

Spooky thing some of the things I read in the 80's like string theory were predicted in comicbooks! How the heck does that happen?

Did (do) you have any favorites?
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Same here.

X men and flash wolverine and batman. too many to mention but I loved the sci fi stuff like Aliens Vs Predator before the horrible movies


Alien and Aliens anything else is mostly crap! The comics rocked! I visited Dark Horse back in the early 90's looking for a job. Great bunch of guys there who put out some original and innovative work back then. Frank Miller and John Byrne really helped put them on the map!

Now those films have been a bit hit or miss but...The Mask, 300, Sin City, HellBoy were flippin awesome! When they stick to the core or involve the creators a lot they do ok. When they let a bunch of idiot hack Hollwooden writers do re-write after re-write they get TankGirl or Son of the Mask...

Although it looks like R.I.P.D was bomb...
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posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 06:31 PM
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I love Usagi Yojimbo (and Stan Sakai, the creator, has to be the sweetest guy in the world!)

Digger (still available online, I think) is an excellent comic. I love Donna Barr's work. (I'm a sucker for black and white comics.) Online, I also read "yafg.net" (yet another fantasy gamer comic) -- he's also got some Dr. Who stuff that's really nice, too.



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 09:02 PM
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Byrd
I love Usagi Yojimbo (and Stan Sakai, the creator, has to be the sweetest guy in the world!)

Digger (still available online, I think) is an excellent comic. I love Donna Barr's work. (I'm a sucker for black and white comics.) Online, I also read "yafg.net" (yet another fantasy gamer comic) -- he's also got some Dr. Who stuff that's really nice, too.


Did you ever read BONE or Cerebus? I have a bunch of Love & Rockets and Strangers in Paradise those are top favs in B&W! Its funny I could recognize Usagi (bodyguard rabbit) but I never once read it! I have never heard of Digger I will have to check it out!



posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 09:06 PM
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I am 22 years old, and I never read a comic book in my life, especially during my adult years, I would never even think about doing so. I am not a "nerd", nor live in my mom's basement. I do grown up things now



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 04:31 AM
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I am 22 years old, and I never read a comic book in my life, especially during my adult years, I would never even think about doing so. I am not a "nerd", nor live in my mom's basement. I do grown up things now


You are either attempting humor (which you failed)

or

Are projecting your own insecurities

Incidentally grown ups dont go into threads that have no bearing to them or interest to them to tell the people who do have an interest in the subject matter about their opinions about the things they dont care about. But then again you are just a kid so you cant be held responsible for your lack of wisdom or class.



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 05:47 AM
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Grown up things now...? Like troll forums? lol oki kid.



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 06:46 AM
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I lost a collection of comparable size due to flooding a few years back. It was daunting trying to start back up again but I began reading comic scans online or .cbr/.cbz files through torrent sites. I have finally jumped back in but am sticking with the Hardcover collected editions and omnibus that have been coming out.

Recently I have been really enjoying the Manhattan Projects by Brian Hickman put out by Image.
"It is a story about an alternate history of the end of World War II in which the Manhattan Project was a front for other more esoteric science fiction ideas" each member of the team is loosely based on an actual person from this time and everyone has a really messed up personality disorder or some such. Here is a list to appear so far.


Joseph Oppenheimer Super genius. American. Physicist. Multiple personalities.
Albrecht Einstein Highly intelligent. German. Physicist. Drinks.
Richard Feynman Super genius. American. Physicist. Wormholer.
Enrico Fermi Super genius. Italian. Physicist. Not human.
Harry Daghlian Super genius. American. Physicist. Irradiated.
Wernher von Braun Super genius. German. Rocket scientist. Robot arm.
Leslie Groves Not a genius. American. General. Smokes. Bombs.
FDR: A.I. Computational super genius. American. President. Dead.
Harry S. Truman Not a genius. American. President. Freemason.
Yuri Gagarin Not a genius. Russian. Cosmonaut. Hero.
Laika Way smarter than thought. Russian. Space Dog. Speaks.
Helmutt Gröttrup Super genius. German. Rocket scientist. Slave.
Dmitriy Ustinov Not a genius. Russian. Minister. Master.

This series is great for ATS residents. I love the shots of Truman having orgies and masonic rituals in the oval office.



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 06:56 AM
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I also want to add that DC has rebooted their universe with the NEW 52 so now is a great jumping on point. Grant Morrison was writing some superman stuff and Animal man was relaunched and is pretty decent. I like how they have tied his powers in with Swamp Thing which has also been rebooted. A new Justice League Dark has popped up in its own series which takes some of the darker DC/Image/Vertigo characters and blends them into the main DC universe like Constantine and Shade the Changing man and others. There was one storyline where Constantine is trying to steal the power of Shazam/Captain Marvel for himself. Good stuff.

Oh stay away from Marvel is my advice. Those guys are doing nothing but ruining every character I loved growing up. I grew up on Marvel and was a big fan of the X series for years but its become pretty formulaic at this point. Big crossover, Kill loved character, bring them back later on. Seriously I dont know what the hell they are huffing over there. Multiple man is now a demon? Strong guy the new king of hell? Everyone loses powers then gains them back. Bucky is alive, Illyana/magick is alive, Colossus has been killed and brought back, cable, so many its become too ridiculous for me.
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posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 01:16 PM
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NihilistSanta
I also want to add that DC has rebooted their universe with the NEW 52 so now is a great jumping on point. Grant Morrison was writing some superman stuff and Animal man was relaunched and is pretty decent. I like how they have tied his powers in with Swamp Thing which has also been rebooted. A new Justice League Dark has popped up in its own series which takes some of the darker DC/Image/Vertigo characters and blends them into the main DC universe like Constantine and Shade the Changing man and others. There was one storyline where Constantine is trying to steal the power of Shazam/Captain Marvel for himself. Good stuff.

Oh stay away from Marvel is my advice. Those guys are doing nothing but ruining every character I loved growing up. I grew up on Marvel and was a big fan of the X series for years but its become pretty formulaic at this point. Big crossover, Kill loved character, bring them back later on. Seriously I dont know what the hell they are huffing over there. Multiple man is now a demon? Strong guy the new king of hell? Everyone loses powers then gains them back. Bucky is alive, Illyana/magick is alive, Colossus has been killed and brought back, cable, so many its become too ridiculous for me.
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That was one major reason I stopped picking up my Marvel titles and then comics altogether.

I did read a few Constantine a long time back when the Vertigo label was popular.



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 03:24 PM
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I have not read any comics in years. Interestingly enough though, I was asked to illustrate someones attempt at a comic book just the other day..

I used to read a lot of Conan and Creepshow and Freak Brothers comics though.
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posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 03:42 PM
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Darkblade71
I have not read any comics in years. Interestingly enough though, I was asked to illustrate someones attempt at a comic book just the other day..

I used to read a lot of Conan and Creepshow and Freak Brothers comics though.
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Do you have any examples of your work? I would like to see them if you didn't mind?



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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If you are just looking for digital DC has same day direct digital issues that drop same day as the print issues. I believe Marvel has something comparable not sure about people like IDW and others. DC was even offering free digital copies with the print releases.



posted on Sep, 12 2013 @ 05:59 PM
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I got a thread with artwork on it around here somewhere. *checks*

It has a few drawings and some paintings, I just kind of add to it as I go.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I have never done comics before though, well accept for in Jr High and high school, I used to have a comic book I made called Anarchy Rabbit, it sold really well in school....lol

The one the guy wants me to work on now is almost along the lines of King Conan, lots of gore etc..
Very Franzetta like if I do it.
He actually has a really good storyline for it though, and he is trying not to be like the old conan, he wants a celtic barbarian type almost but one that was raised by wolves, and then captured and beaten in a tribe when he was young. The main character has a wolf and horse companion....kind of cool stuff if I want to draw it up for him. He has the first comic book already written down, just wants someone to illustrate it for him. Kind of a joint venture thing that will probably go nowhere, but you never know...lol Still deciding if I want to do it, but leaning heavily towards couldn't hurt, might be fun.
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