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Andreas
12-08-2007, 05:23 PM
Personal favorites and the stories I enjoyed most from the circa 40 books I read in October:

1. Casanova #10 "Seventeen" (Image) 10/24
2. Special Forces #1 (Image) 10/31
3. Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #2 "We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals" (Dark Horse) 10/17
4. Eduardo Risso's Tales of Terror (IDW Publishing) 10/17
5. Powers #26 (Icon) 10/17
6. Ultimate Spider-Man #115 "Death of a Goblin Part Four" (Marvel) 10/24
7. Wonderland #5 "The Dusty Dunes" (SLG Publishing) 10/17
8. Daredevil #101 "Without Fear Part Two" (Marvel) 10/24
9. Doktor Sleepless #3 (Avatar Press) 10/03
10. The Boys #11 "Glorious Five Year Plan Part One" (Dynamite Entertainment) 10/17
11. The Punisher #51 "Long Cold Dark Part Two" (Marvel Max) 10/10
12. Daredevil Annual #1 "Devil May Care" (Marvel) 10/31
13. Batman #670 "Lazarus Rising: A Prelude to the Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul" (DC) 10/31
14. Faker #4 (Vertigo) 10/03
15. DMZ #24 "Anima" (Vertigo) 10/17


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(Shipping lists: 10/03 (http://www.diamondcomics.com/shipping/archive/2007/100307.txt), 10/10 (http://www.diamondcomics.com/shipping/archive/2007/101007.txt), 10/17 (http://www.diamondcomics.com/shipping/archive/2007/101707.txt), 10/24 (http://www.diamondcomics.com/shipping/archive/2007/102407.txt), 10/31 (http://www.diamondcomics.com/shipping/archive/2007/103107.txt)).


Post your favorites. :)

Andreas
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Adrian B AWESOME
12-08-2007, 05:34 PM
Well, I'm still actually going through October, so I don't know. I do know I LOVED Casanova as always.

I'm not caught up on Faker, but I really enjoyed the first two issues.

I'm really surprised Omega the Unknown didn't make it, that's in my top 3. Exterminators goes on the list as well.

No Ex Machina? For SHAME Andreas!

Haven't read Wonderland #4, so I can't say on #5, but I really enjoy the series a ton more than I thought I would.

Crawlspace XXXombies is great Rick Remender fun. With gorgeous Tony Moore art.

Thunderbolts #117 was great as usual.

True Story Swear To God 9 is on the list.

And though I swore I wouldn't, X-Men: Messiah Complex was surprisingly great.

Mouse Guard Winter 1152 as well.

Andreas
12-08-2007, 06:11 PM
What is it with November and December that there isn't time for your favorite pastime. I still have to read the new releases by PictureBox and Vertical, will do so over the X-mas holiday with tons of other stuff. :surrend:

Do you also read UMBRELLA ACADEMY? It's a weird situation to have both brothers compete with each other for best book of the month. And then, boom, Kyle Baker comes out of nowhere.

FAKER grew on me. The first issues were ok, but the story begins to develop momentum only in the second half once we learn what's behind the strange occurrences. The reveal should have come earlier. The mini series should appeal to fans of the Coen brothers.

And I'm trade waiting for OMEGA THE UNKNOWN, because I can't stomach a book drawn in an indie style with ads.

EX MACHINA comes right after DMZ, I swear. :)

So far, the story in WONDERLAND developed parallel to what you know from Lewis Carroll. The latest issue of WONDERLAND took a wonderfully unexpected new direction. Unless I'm mistaken, there aren't any dunes in the original stories.

I don't think I've read anything by Rick Remender yet. And I'm at least considering the TRUE STORY SWEAR TO GOD phonebook in the new Previews.

X-MEN is losing me with the crossover. I guess I'm going to skip the issues.

I would love to pick up MOUSE GUARD, alas... there have been so many books this year I didn't pick up: THE THREE PARADOXES, GARAGE BAND, I KILLED ADOLF HITLER (didn't ship), THE BLOT, JAMES STURM'S AMERICA, MAGGOTS, THE ARRIVAL, THE BLACK DOSSIER (didn't ship),... I think we should do a review thread for THE ARRIVAL, to have it relisted in Previews December is a good opportunity, so perhaps when it ships in February.

Andreas
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Adrian B AWESOME
12-08-2007, 06:16 PM
What is it with November and December that there isn't time for your favorite pastime. I still have to read the new releases by PictureBox and Vertical, will do so over the X-mas holiday with tons of other stuff. :surrend:

Do you also read UMBRELLA ACADEMY? It's a weird situation to have both brothers compete with each other for best book of the month. And then, boom, Kyle Baker comes out of nowhere.

FAKER grew on me. The first issues were ok, but the story begins to develop momentum only in the second half once we learn what's behind the strange occurrences. The reveal should have come earlier. The mini series should appeal to fans of the Coen brothers.

And I'm trade waiting for OMEGA THE UNKNOWN, because I can't stomach a book drawn in an indie style with ads.

EX MACHINA comes right after DMZ, I swear. :)

So far, the story in WONDERLAND developed parallel to what you know from Lewis Carroll. The latest issue of WONDERLAND took a wonderfully unexpected new direction. Unless I'm mistaken, there aren't any dunes in the original stories.

I don't think I've read anything by Rick Remender yet. And I'm at least considering the TRUE STORY SWEAR TO GOD phonebook in the new Previews.

X-MEN is losing me with the crossover. I guess I'm going to skip the issues.

I would love to pick up MOUSE GUARD, alas... there have been so many books this year I didn't pick up: THE THREE PARADOXES, GARAGE BAND, I KILLED ADOLF HITLER (didn't ship), THE BLOT, JAMES STURM'S AMERICA, MAGGOTS, THE ARRIVAL, THE BLACK DOSSIER (didn't ship),... I think we should do a review thread for THE ARRIVAL, to have it relisted in Previews December is a good opportunity, so perhaps when it ships in February.

Andreas
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Messiah Complex is actually a pretty compelling X-book x-over. Especially since it's in the hands of Ed Brubaker, Peter David, Mike Carey and Kyle Yost.

You didn't miss much with The Black Dossier at all.

How much Sturm have you read? I have all the parts of America seperately, and I can honestly say James Sturm is my #3 right behind Jeff Smith and Jason (I Killed Adolf Hitler is fantastic and completly not what I was expecting)

Three Paradoxes is a beautiful book, and you need to hurry up that! :lol:

I loved the first issue and FCBD issue of Umbrella Academy and have yet to read 2 and 3. Initially I was only interested because of Ba, but Gerard Way totally surprised me with the fact that he can ACTUALLY WRITE WELL. I'm sorry, I don't get into his pop-punk prententious emo band at all, so I was doubtful.

Andreas
12-08-2007, 06:37 PM
I've noticed that Ed Brubaker's writing is very strong at the moment in DAREDEVIL and CRIMINAL.

I didn't miss mu... Yeah, right! :lol: I hope I can grab a copy of the ABSOLUTE hardcover later.

I haven't read anything by James Sturm yet, except FANTASTIC FOUR: UNSTABLE MOLECULES. I'm interested in American cultural history, so I should really pick it up. I wonder how much focus Sturm puts on exploring religion, I mean, if he uses a Golem in one story and deals with the early settlers in another... I liked his voice in the series for Marvel, though, grounded in realism.

Was there an extra story in the FCBD issue of UMBRELLA ACADEMY? Dang! Maybe I can still reorder it. I also originally bought it because of Gabriel Ba, but Gerard Way turns out to be a great writer. I'm also enjoying all the references to pulp and science fiction stories, or at least he captures the mood quite well. Actually, we shouldn't praise Way too much, or one of the big two will snatch him up and then we've lost him to the dark side. ;)

Andreas

St.-
12-08-2007, 06:53 PM
BLEACH VOL 21 TP $7.95

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Ku7wP7LKL._AA240_.jpg

That's the only october book I read. Read alot more manga but I don't remember what I read in october. I'm behind on eyeshield (16 released in october) and naruto (19,20,21 released in october http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ckXmD%2B9HL._AA240_.jpg ) but I've always enjoyed those.

TEZUKAS MW GN (MR) $24.95

Seems to be one of Tezuka's more sexual mangas so I'm not sure if I'll get it or not. plus I don't care to pay 10 dollars more for HC. :)

DrMachine
12-08-2007, 06:55 PM
Nova and Annihilation Conquest were outstanding, aside from those two I'd say that All Star Superman was the best of the month.

Adrian B AWESOME
12-08-2007, 08:14 PM
I've noticed that Ed Brubaker's writing is very strong at the moment in DAREDEVIL and CRIMINAL.

I didn't miss mu... Yeah, right! :lol: I hope I can grab a copy of the ABSOLUTE hardcover later.

I haven't read anything by James Sturm yet, except FANTASTIC FOUR: UNSTABLE MOLECULES. I'm interested in American cultural history, so I should really pick it up. I wonder how much focus Sturm puts on exploring religion, I mean, if he uses a Golem in one story and deals with the early settlers in another... I liked his voice in the series for Marvel, though, grounded in realism.

Was there an extra story in the FCBD issue of UMBRELLA ACADEMY? Dang! Maybe I can still reorder it. I also originally bought it because of Gabriel Ba, but Gerard Way turns out to be a great writer. I'm also enjoying all the references to pulp and science fiction stories, or at least he captures the mood quite well. Actually, we shouldn't praise Way too much, or one of the big two will snatch him up and then we've lost him to the dark side. ;)

Andreas
The Black Dossier was the biggest disappointment of the year for me. I was expecting 10s, another Eddie Campbell classic, and I got...well, an ok book at best.

And one of the stories in America is called The Revival. It's about a tent revival near the turn of the 20th century (the tent revival, in America, used to be a hardcore Chrstian thing, where people would get yelled at about Jesus and have healings and such, much similar to that of today's televangelists, only this was waaay more intense) It's a spectacular story. Hell, everything James Sturm does is amazing. I tracked down a copy of Down-N-Out Dawg Treasury, his old college newspaper strip. It's subversive and great. I recently (and finally) collected all eight issues of his early 90s Fantagraphics book "The Cereal Killings." Basically, I have all of Sturm's major stuff except for Seam, which if anyone finds, I will pay well for.

And yeah, there's an original story in the FCBD issue. If I can track it down, I'll send you a copy.

Also, how can you not be reading Captain America? Comparitavely, Daredevil is CRAP compared to Cap. Criminal is still Ed's best book, but Captain America is the best superhero comic going.

Andreas
12-09-2007, 08:17 AM
BLEACH VOL 21 TP $7.95

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Ku7wP7LKL._AA240_.jpg

That's the only october book I read. Read alot more manga but I don't remember what I read in october. I'm behind on eyeshield (16 released in october) and naruto (19,20,21 released in october http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ckXmD%2B9HL._AA240_.jpg ) but I've always enjoyed those.

TEZUKAS MW GN (MR) $24.95

Seems to be one of Tezuka's more sexual mangas so I'm not sure if I'll get it or not. plus I don't care to pay 10 dollars more for HC. :)

The HC difference should only be $5, but it's ultimately Chip Kidd's decision what makes the manga look best. ;)

I got the third and fourth volume of YOTSUBA&! but haven't read them yet. Did you see that PictureBox published the alternative manga NEW ENGINEERING by Yuichi Yokoyama (http://www.thehighhat.com/Marginalia/006/Yokoyama_Lanier.html)?

What is BLEACH? :)

Andreas

Andreas
12-09-2007, 08:45 AM
Nova and Annihilation Conquest were outstanding, aside from those two I'd say that All Star Superman was the best of the month.

We're still in October. Yes, I'm late... :surrend:

I enjoyed the few old STAR-LORD books I've read (http://www.maxithecat.de/UHBMCC/DTSCIFICOM.HTM) by John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Doug Moench, Gene Colan, and Tom Sutton quite a bit. Of the new series I've only read the ANNIHILATION: PROLOGUE issue.

I still try to keep up with new science fiction novels and stories in prose, of course. :) Paizo Publishing just launched a great Planet Stories series (http://paizo.com/store/paizo/planetStories), perhaps the pulp sf answer to the Hard Case Crime series (http://www.hardcasecrime.com/) of noir novels.

Andreas

Hyperstorm
12-09-2007, 09:07 AM
Avengers: The Initiative #6: A title I am pissed at having to wait a full month for a new issue of

New X-Men #42: Was this October? One panel and one panel alone makes me sorry we are losing Yost and Kyle on this book.

Ultimate Spider-man #115: The ending proves once and for all why organic webbing sucks hairy ass (in a bad sense of the act.)

Flash #233: What can I say? The one true Flash is back and I like the kiddies.

Green Lantern & Green Lantern Corps: Sinestro Corps War shows exactly how a good event story is told without crossing over a million titles and being charged at an higher price. God bless Geoff Johns.

Midnighter #14: He's a better read without the rest of The Authority demanding page space. Although I find it puzzling that 15 issues in and his husband has yet to appear.

Andreas
12-09-2007, 09:14 AM
The Black Dossier was the biggest disappointment of the year for me. I was expecting 10s, another Eddie Campbell classic, and I got...well, an ok book at best.

And one of the stories in America is called The Revival. It's about a tent revival near the turn of the 20th century (the tent revival, in America, used to be a hardcore Christian thing, where people would get yelled at about Jesus and have healings and such, much similar to that of today's televangelists, only this was waaay more intense) It's a spectacular story. Hell, everything James Sturm does is amazing. I tracked down a copy of Down-N-Out Dawg Treasury, his old college newspaper strip. It's subversive and great. I recently (and finally) collected all eight issues of his early 90s Fantagraphics book "The Cereal Killings." Basically, I have all of Sturm's major stuff except for Seam, which if anyone finds, I will pay well for.

And yeah, there's an original story in the FCBD issue. If I can track it down, I'll send you a copy.

Also, how can you not be reading Captain America? Comparitavely, Daredevil is CRAP compared to Cap. Criminal is still Ed's best book, but Captain America is the best superhero comic going.

I have yet to be disappointed by one of Alan Moore's works. *shakes fist* :)

Thanks for looking for the FCBD issue. I will also try to order a copy through my store. I tried with the AMELIA RULES FCBD issue and it wasn't a problem, even weeks later.

And thanks for the information on James Sturm's works. If you recommend him that highly, I will add AMERICA to my list again. It's expensive, but it's also a very beautiful hardcover. Are there any plans to collect his other works, like THE CEREAL KILLINGS?

Btw, there's an auction of James Sturm's CHECK-UP (http://cgi.ebay.com/CHECK-UP-COMIC-STORIES-BY-JAMES-STURM-1-1991-RARE_W0QQitemZ360002474298QQihZ023QQcategoryZ3979Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) that ends in a few hours.

I'm reading CAPTAIN AMERICA and it's ok, quite good if you consider it's a book by Marvel. It has the stronger story and I didn't like Daredevil's European adventure, yet the courtroom drama of DAREDEVIL speaks more to me than the battle action of CAPTAIN AMERICA. And the scene in this month's issue with Matt breaking into the prison hospital to be with Milla was a very powerful emotional moment in Brubaker's run, very well written.


I'm just listening to Ingmars Zemzaris' "Averte Faciem Tuam" (http://www.moteldemoka.com/2007/08/23/requiem/) and Harold Budd, pretty good stuff. Now if I only knew a store that sells music by composer Ingmars Zemzaris...

Andreas

Humphrey_Lee
12-09-2007, 05:02 PM
Andreas my boy, I'm certain the only person on this board who might possibly have better taste then you in comics is... well, me. :)

That posting would pretty much be my representation of the best books I read that month, except probably minus Batman, add a Omega The Unknown, and Walking Dead and Ex Machina of course.

All said though, that list is tops.

Andreas
12-09-2007, 06:57 PM
Avengers: The Initiative #6: A title I am pissed at having to wait a full month for a new issue of

New X-Men #42: Was this October? One panel and one panel alone makes me sorry we are losing Yost and Kyle on this book.

Ultimate Spider-man #115: The ending proves once and for all why organic webbing sucks hairy ass (in a bad sense of the act.)

Flash #233: What can I say? The one true Flash is back and I like the kiddies.

Green Lantern & Green Lantern Corps: Sinestro Corps War shows exactly how a good event story is told without crossing over a million titles and being charged at an higher price. God bless Geoff Johns.

Midnighter #14: He's a better read without the rest of The Authority demanding page space. Although I find it puzzling that 15 issues in and his husband has yet to appear.

I love how Brian Bendis and Stuart Immonen are finding their voice on ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN. And finally we get a cliffhanger that deserves its name. Ellis always said Immonen's fast, so I wouldn't be surprised if the title becomes bi-weekly. ;)

Are you reading any of the Icon titles (trade waiting perhaps)?

Andreas

Adrian B AWESOME
12-09-2007, 07:09 PM
I have yet to be disappointed by one of Alan Moore's works. *shakes fist* :)

Thanks for looking for the FCBD issue. I will also try to order a copy through my store. I tried with the AMELIA RULES FCBD issue and it wasn't a problem, even weeks later.

And thanks for the information on James Sturm's works. If you recommend him that highly, I will add AMERICA to my list again. It's expensive, but it's also a very beautiful hardcover. Are there any plans to collect his other works, like THE CEREAL KILLINGS?

Btw, there's an auction of James Sturm's CHECK-UP (http://cgi.ebay.com/CHECK-UP-COMIC-STORIES-BY-JAMES-STURM-1-1991-RARE_W0QQitemZ360002474298QQihZ023QQcategoryZ3979Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) that ends in a few hours.

I'm reading CAPTAIN AMERICA and it's ok, quite good if you consider it's a book by Marvel. It has the stronger story and I didn't like Daredevil's European adventure, yet the courtroom drama of DAREDEVIL speaks more to me than the battle action of CAPTAIN AMERICA. And the scene in this a very powerful emotional moment in Brubaker's run, very well written. month's issue with Matt breaking into the prison hospital to be with Milla was


I'm just listening to Ingmars Zemzaris' "Averte Faciem Tuam" (http://www.moteldemoka.com/2007/08/23/requiem/) and Harold Budd, pretty good stuff. Now if I only knew a store that sells music by composer Ingmars Zemzaris...

Andreas

Black Dossier....OH SHIT. HAHAHHHAHA. I wasn't talking about the Black Dossier at all! I, for whatever reason, was thinking The Black Diamond Detective Agency! No wonder you were so perplexed!

As far as Cereal Killings being reprinted, Fantagraphics hasn't said a peep. I found them for under $10 on eBay...

And I've got Check-Up, but thanks for looking. :D

I was incredibly impressed by the Daredevil Annual, and would love to see a Brubaker written Black Tarantula mini.

Andreas
12-09-2007, 07:18 PM
Andreas my boy, I'm certain the only person on this board who might possibly have better taste then you in comics is... well, me. :)

That posting would pretty much be my representation of the best books I read that month, except probably minus Batman, add a Omega The Unknown, and Walking Dead and Ex Machina of course.

All said though, that list is tops.

:D Well, I learned from the best.

Make sure to take a look at one or two of Frank Santoro's books. The tabloid-sized STOREYVILLE came out in October in a beautiful hardcover edition and with an introduction by Chris Ware. Or, a bit less expensive, get the first issue (or the pack) of COLD HEAT (http://www.coldheatcomics.com/), a series that was stopped after four issues (of 12) in favor of a collected edition next year. Frank Santoro also posts at the Comics Comics blog and posted something that looks like a manifesto for the next generation of comic creators (http://comicscomicsmag.blogspot.com/2007/10/pan-narrative_28.html). I think Jacob posted it first.

Andreas

Humphrey_Lee
12-09-2007, 07:22 PM
:D Well, I learned from the best.

Make sure to take a look at one or two of Frank Santoro's books. The tabloid-sized STOREYVILLE came out in October in a beautiful hardcover edition and with an introduction by Chris Ware. Or, a bit less expensive, get the first issue (or the pack) of COLD HEAT (http://www.coldheatcomics.com/), a series that was stopped after four issues (of 12) in favor of a collected edition next year. Frank Santoro also posts at the Comics Comics blog and posted something that looks like a manifesto for the next generation of comic creators (http://comicscomicsmag.blogspot.com/2007/10/pan-narrative_28.html). I think Jacob posted it first.

Andreas

Okileedokilee Ned.

Adrian B AWESOME
12-09-2007, 07:28 PM
:D Well, I learned from the best.

Make sure to take a look at one or two of Frank Santoro's books. The tabloid-sized STOREYVILLE came out in October in a beautiful hardcover edition and with an introduction by Chris Ware. Or, a bit less expensive, get the first issue (or the pack) of COLD HEAT (http://www.coldheatcomics.com/), a series that was stopped after four issues (of 12) in favor of a collected edition next year. Frank Santoro also posts at the Comics Comics blog and posted something that looks like a manifesto for the next generation of comic creators (http://comicscomicsmag.blogspot.com/2007/10/pan-narrative_28.html). I think Jacob posted it first.

Andreas


So wait, they are now going to collect the whole 12 issue Cold Heat in one book?

I hope my 6-issue pack never ships...

Andreas
12-09-2007, 07:45 PM
So wait, they are now going to collect the whole 12 issue Cold Heat in one book?

I hope my 6-issue pack never ships...

The 6-issue pack got cancelled, but you can get a 4-issue pack with a silkscreen for $15 from the PictureBox site. And there are also two new COLD HEAT related one-shots (http://home.earthlink.net/~copaceticcomicsco/SPX2007.html). The first one is the COLD HEAT SPECIAL (http://www.pictureboxinc.com/product/id/168/) plotted by Frank Santoro with art and story by Jon Vermilyea. The other one is THE CHUNKY GNARS: A CHOCOLATE GUN TRIBUTE (http://www.pictureboxinc.com/product/id/199/) by Chris Cornwell.

Andreas

WilliamRichard1985
12-09-2007, 07:46 PM
The DD Annual was such a solid done in one.Great storytelling,even enjoyed it more than the past couple issues of DD.