Front Page

Content

Authors

Game Index

Forums

Site Tools

Submissions

About

W
WadeMonnig
November 28, 2022
455 1
T
thegiantbrain
November 15, 2022
317 0
W
WadeMonnig
November 14, 2022
560 1
O
oliverkinne
November 14, 2022
1220 0
T
thegiantbrain
November 08, 2022
714 0
T
thegiantbrain
November 01, 2022
490 0
T
thegiantbrain
October 25, 2022
310 0
O
oliverkinne
October 21, 2022
1837 0
B
BradHB
October 21, 2022
475 0
MB
Michael Barnes
October 20, 2022
1714 0
A
adamr
October 19, 2022
857 0
T
thegiantbrain
October 19, 2022
469 0
O
oliverkinne
October 18, 2022
622 0
O
oliverkinne
October 14, 2022
616 0

Recollect Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
A
adamr
October 12, 2022
1303 0
×
Bugs: Recent Topics Paging, Uploading Images & Preview (11 Dec 2020)

Recent Topics paging, uploading images and preview bugs require a patch which has not yet been released.

× Use the stickied threads for short updates.

Please consider adding your quick impressions and your rating to the game entry in our Board Game Directory after you post your thoughts so others can find them!

Please start new threads in the appropriate category for mini-session reports, discussions of specific games or other discussion starting posts.

What COMIC BOOKS have you been reading?

More
28 Nov 2021 18:22 - 28 Nov 2021 18:25 #328301 by Gary Sax
Berserk is the one that keeps coming back up in stuff I read online over and over again, even among quarters that I don't super associate with manga or the like.

re: Dragonball. Yeah, some real Me Too teaching moments in some of this shit that is/was surprisingly very mainstream.
Last edit: 28 Nov 2021 18:25 by Gary Sax.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
08 Nov 2022 21:25 - 08 Nov 2022 21:25 #336697 by DarthJoJo
Eastman and Waltz’s The Last Ronin was getting some good attention after selling out multiple print runs of the single issues, but I wasn’t the biggest fan after reading the collected volume. What if Splinter and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lose? Not just Stockman and Shredder’s grandson ruling New York fifteen years in the future but the turtles losing their values and turning the Purple Dragons into their personal shock troops to match the Foot Ninja until all that’s left is for the last turtle is to kill the last Oroku. It’s just a downer without any TMNT fun or weirdness but also not willing to dip all the way into the almost subversive nihilism of a Marvel What If?

Also a lot of Calvin and Hobbes. So much Calvin and Hobbes. It goes without saying it would never be printed today. Calvin regularly fantasizes about the destruction of his school and is never repentant for pasting Susie with water balloons or slush balls unless Christmas is next week, but there’s something irrepressibly human and child about his enthusiasm and passion and laziness and pettiness and cruelty and, most of all, his imagination. Even while I’m siding with his parents in the struggle of raising him, Calvin and his tiger make me smile.
Last edit: 08 Nov 2022 21:25 by DarthJoJo.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Gary Sax, jason10mm, sornars, Dive-Dive-Dive!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
09 Nov 2022 11:10 #336710 by Shellhead
I am in process of re-reading the entire Grimjack series, including the Starslayer backups, the two prequel minis, and the graphic novel. This series had a big impact on me when I first got into it at the end of the '80s, and the cynical writing holds up well. The artwork varies considerably. Tim Truman is the definitive Grimjack artist, but Tom Mandrake was also decent. Flint Henry has moments of brilliance, but his overall work looks rushed and excessively busy with distracting details. Tom Sutton's art also had its moments, but was generally fugly. Steve Pugh seemed capable, but kept veering into cartoonishly hideous faces. The backup feature Munden's Bar had completely random quality due to the great variety of writers and artists. Sometimes Munden's was entertaining or at least shed more light on the characters and setting, but other times Munden's was an absurd waste of several pages.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Jackwraith

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
09 Nov 2022 13:52 #336715 by SuperflyPete


I know what Barnes will be doing this week

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
09 Nov 2022 17:45 #336719 by dysjunct

DarthJoJo wrote: Also a lot of Calvin and Hobbes. So much Calvin and Hobbes. It goes without saying it would never be printed today. Calvin regularly fantasizes about the destruction of his school and is never repentant for pasting Susie with water balloons or slush balls unless Christmas is next week, but there’s something irrepressibly human and child about his enthusiasm and passion and laziness and pettiness and cruelty and, most of all, his imagination. Even while I’m siding with his parents in the struggle of raising him, Calvin and his tiger make me smile.


Phoebe and Her Unicorn is a recent strip that comes closer than anything since C&H to capturing that madcap childhood energy of boundless possibility, wistfulness, and angst. Collected in a bunch of volumes already. My kid loves it, but (like C&H) most of the jokes are aimed at adults.
The following user(s) said Thank You: boothwah, sornars, DarthJoJo

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
09 Nov 2022 19:40 - 09 Nov 2022 19:44 #336723 by boothwah
My 6 year old (and I) LOVE Phoebe and Her Unicorn. I hadn't thought about it, but you are spot on about it being akin to C&H.
Last edit: 09 Nov 2022 19:44 by boothwah.
The following user(s) said Thank You: dysjunct

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
10 Nov 2022 11:46 - 10 Nov 2022 13:55 #336741 by Cranberries
I want to list my favorite comics that appeal to me as kind of a muggle:
  • Planetary
  • Y: the Last Man
  • [
    li]Hellboy[/li]
  • All-Star Superman
  • Frank Miller Batman
  • Animal Man (recommended by you all

That's all I can think of. I find these volumes hugely enjoyable and accessible. Our campus librarian has asked for graphic novel recommendations. What are some awesome omnibus editions that I could never afford that I should order? They have Sandman, but I don't think they have Swamp Thing. You can check here if you want:

uvu.edu/library

It's time to burn that budget!
Last edit: 10 Nov 2022 13:55 by Cranberries.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
10 Nov 2022 12:22 #336742 by Nodens
Madman by Michael Allred
Fables
Usagi Yojimbo
The following user(s) said Thank You: Cranberries

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
10 Nov 2022 12:50 #336743 by Shellhead

Cranberries wrote: Our campus librarian has asked for graphic novel recommendations. What are some awesome omnibus editions that I could never afford that I should order?


Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu omnibus volume 2. Specifically volume 2, which opens with a great two-part story and also includes an excellent six-issue storyline from #45 - #50, where each issue is from the POV of a different character, including the villain. Great writing and artwork.

Conan the Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years omnibus volume 1. This includes every issue penciled by the wonderful Barry Windsor-Smith, and it is all written by Roy Thomas at his peak.

Uncanny X-Men omnibus volumes 1 and 2. Covers the whole outstanding Claremont/Cockrum/Byrne/Austin run that took the X-Men out of cancellation and to the top of the industry. The highlight is the Dark Phoenix saga, but it is all good. Claremont and Byrne shared an incredible synergy of writing and artwork for a few years, and all their best is right here.

Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Travelin' Heroes Deluxe Edition. Denny O'Neill took some fairly generic Silver Age heroes and ran them through a gauntlet of challenging ethical and socially relevant situations. Neal Adams made it all look amazing.

Absolute Swamp Thing. You mentioned Swamp Thing, but I am guessing that you were thinking about the excellent run written by Alan Moore. That is worthwhile, but just in case, I am also mentioning this volume, which features an excellent collaborative run between Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson that established Swamp Thing and made the subsequent Moore run possible.

Dreadstar omnibus volumes 1 - 3. Volume 1 includes the Metamorphosis Odyssey installments from Epic magazine and the standalone issue The Price. Jim Starlin does both the art and the writing, and this is his finest work. Normal comics often revert to status quo not long after a big change, but Dreadstar leans into permanent change as the series goes on, and takes on some serious issues punched up with some epic action.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Cranberries

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
10 Nov 2022 13:31 #336745 by Cranberries

Nodens wrote: Madman by Michael Allred
Fables
Usagi Yojimbo


We actually don't have Madman, so I'll pass it along, thanks.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Nodens

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Gary Sax
Time to create page: 0.283 seconds