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PostPosted: 28 Jan 2004, 07:39 
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I think I have noticed an affinity for comic books among the users of this forum, so I thought I would start a comic book thread...whatcha think?

I would like to begin the thread by stating that Superman rocks..that is all.


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Best character: Superman
Weakest: Aqua-Man

Here's the eternal question: Are you a DC guy or a Marvel guy?

I've never been one or the other. I've liked Superman, Green Lantern, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four all equally.

One thing I always liked about Marvel (and this probably has nothing more to do with anything than licensing rights) but they used to put out the Star Wars, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica comics that I enjoyed as well.


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Check that: It was actually DC that put out the Star Trek comics if I remember right.


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I have always thought that Marvel were better written and deeper stories, but Superman, Green Lantern and Batman are standouts from DC.


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Marvel, but I'll occasionally pick up a DC.

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That's sort of what I think. As a child, I was a little more into DC because I thought it was more kid-friendly. The characters were more colorful and perhaps not as complex.


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I used to like Superman when I was was a kid, but that was a long time ago. He's a character with too much of a boy scout attitude that tends to get a bit tiresome. When I still read his titles, around when they relaunched his origin ('86?), there was a story where he had to kill 3 arch villians and than kept whinning about it over and over, until I got fed up and dropped his titles.

I prefer darker titles like Batman, Preacher, Punisher (when the stories are good), Alias (not the TV show) and the like.

As for DC vs. Marvel, I much more prefer the Marvel universe, where they more or less keep a continuity even between titles, than the DC universe (at least that's how it felt until a few years ago), but DC are producing great stuff especially in their Vertigo line.


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I've always been a Marvel guy. DC never interested me.

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I've gotta go with Snotball here, I prefer the darker more sinister books.

Preacher is probably my favourite serial, but Hellboy is pretty good as well.

All time favourite story has to be The Watchmen, I know that's a bit cliched but it is just fantastic.


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I've been buying the graphic novels of some of the great series I missed the first time around - Preacher, Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - All great!

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My 2 all time favorites are:
Spiderman-cause I connect with the character
the Tick- cause hes just funny

But you all are forgetting Image who puts out some really good stuff. I used to mostly get Image titles cause I could start at Issue one of most of the stories and follow to the begining while DC and Marvel where all up to issue 400+ and would have several diff versions of the same story.

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DC (Batman mainly) and Vertigo

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PostPosted: 28 Jan 2004, 09:43 
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wdavis73 wrote:
I think I have noticed an affinity for comic books among the users of this forum, so I thought I would start a comic book thread...whatcha think?

I would like to begin the thread by stating that Superman rocks..that is all.


Batman could kick Superman's ass. :lol:


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Brodieman wrote:
wdavis73 wrote:
I think I have noticed an affinity for comic books among the users of this forum, so I thought I would start a comic book thread...whatcha think?

I would like to begin the thread by stating that Superman rocks..that is all.


Batman could kick Superman's ass. :lol:


If he had time to prepare... :D

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knarf wrote:
Brodieman wrote:
wdavis73 wrote:
I think I have noticed an affinity for comic books among the users of this forum, so I thought I would start a comic book thread...whatcha think?

I would like to begin the thread by stating that Superman rocks..that is all.


Batman could kick Superman's ass. :lol:


If he had time to prepare... :D


Actually I belive there was an issue where Batman discoverd Supermans weakness to kryptonite and was able to kick the crap out of him.

Without the kryptonite Bats only chance is some form of suffocation.

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PostPosted: 28 Jan 2004, 09:55 
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I stopped collecting in college. Which was about 1995 I think...

That was when the only way they could make money on the comic was to have a dozen alternate coveres or a hologram gimmick...

It got too expensive and a bit crazy for my taste... plus the store I used to go all the time closed and I was kinda a loyal customer.

But when I did collect I was more of a Marvel guy... I got some of the big DC titles... mainly I went for their big summer crossovers so I could follow a story over all the titles... they were doing that alot back then...

The Marvel titles I got were the Spidemans and such... The first one I ever bought was a short lived series called Darkhawk... only lasted 50 issues... but it was pretty good.

I was around at the inception of Image so I used to get all those titles... until I realized alot of them had kinda crappy stories...

I also was big into Dark Horse... movie adaptations and series spinoffs like Aliens, Predator, Star Wars, The Thing ect... very cool.

Speaking of which... I still have all of them... when I get my act together and sort them I was going to sell them on eBay... I was always a bit anal about getting the issue that was in the best shape on the rack and then putting into a bag & board right away... so they are all in great shape...

You should PM me if there is something from the early 90's that you have been looking for... I may have it... I got 11 long boxes and 3 small ones full of them.

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I sold all my comics in high school and used the money to buy a guitar. I got ripped off on both sales, too.

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PostPosted: 28 Jan 2004, 10:12 
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fivestyle wrote:
knarf wrote:
Brodieman wrote:
wdavis73 wrote:
I think I have noticed an affinity for comic books among the users of this forum, so I thought I would start a comic book thread...whatcha think?

I would like to begin the thread by stating that Superman rocks..that is all.


Batman could kick Superman's ass. :lol:


If he had time to prepare... :D


Actually I belive there was an issue where Batman discoverd Supermans weakness to kryptonite and was able to kick the crap out of him.


He also did it in The Dark Knight Returns.


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I stopped collecting in college. Which was about 1995 I think...

That was when the only way they could make money on the comic was to have a dozen alternate coveres or a hologram gimmick...


Ah, the annoying nineties, where companies put more effort in alternate covers than story. :rant:
I bought a lot of the Image titles when it started, but gradually dropped all of them. Now I'm only reading Powers.


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snotball wrote:
fivestyle wrote:
knarf wrote:
Brodieman wrote:
wdavis73 wrote:
I think I have noticed an affinity for comic books among the users of this forum, so I thought I would start a comic book thread...whatcha think?

I would like to begin the thread by stating that Superman rocks..that is all.


Batman could kick Superman's ass. :lol:


If he had time to prepare... :D


Actually I belive there was an issue where Batman discoverd Supermans weakness to kryptonite and was able to kick the crap out of him.


He also did it in The Dark Knight Returns.


And The Dark Knight Strikes Again, with a little help from The Atom, The Flash, and the Green Arrow (?)


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I don't read comics. However, I completely LOVE "The Big Book of..." books. They are graphic novels so they should count.


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Has anyone else read any of The Hellblazer comics? I thought they were pretty good and think its a total travesty that Keanu Reeves is playing John Constantine. He's from f**king Newcastle for christ sake.


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Has anyone else read any of The Hellblazer comics? I thought they were pretty good and think its a total travesty that Keanu Reeves is playing John Constantine. He's from f**king Newcastle for christ sake.


I've read most of the Swamp Thing issues in which he first appeared and one of the story arcs written by Garth Ennis (the one in which he sells his souls to a bunch of demons).


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Coco wrote:
snotball wrote:
fivestyle wrote:
knarf wrote:
Brodieman wrote:
wdavis73 wrote:
I think I have noticed an affinity for comic books among the users of this forum, so I thought I would start a comic book thread...whatcha think?

I would like to begin the thread by stating that Superman rocks..that is all.


Batman could kick Superman's ass. :lol:


If he had time to prepare... :D


Actually I belive there was an issue where Batman discoverd Supermans weakness to kryptonite and was able to kick the crap out of him.


He also did it in The Dark Knight Returns.


And The Dark Knight Strikes Again, with a little help from The Atom, The Flash, and the Green Arrow (?)


I got it but still haven't read it. There's also a story in JLA where Ras Al Gul gets his hands on the files Batman wrote about how to defeat each JLA member in case such a need arises.


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