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#76 Post by Will » 11 Mar 2004, 23:56

Ok, I just got through reading the Univers X series volumes 1 and 2, can someone please explain to me what is the difference between Captain Marvel and Mar-Vel?
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#77 Post by knarf » 12 Mar 2004, 08:01

Finished my first Hellboy graphic novel last night - good stuff. Ordered 2 more. Also read the first issues of Avengers/Thunderbolts and the new She-Hulk - both were good and seem promising.
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#78 Post by spivey » 13 May 2004, 22:35

Preludes and Nocturnes (Sandman, Book 1) :5stars: I can see what all the hype is about. This is one of the richest TPBs I've ever read. It is amazing how much Gaiman pulls into one storyline but without making you feel like your choking on the bone.

The Doll's House (Sandman, Book 2) :5stars: Just as bizarre, twisted, and imaginative as the first one.

Dream Country (Sandman, Book 3) :4stars: Still excellent, but loses a star as this one felt a bit disjointed throughout, like it was reaching a bit.

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#79 Post by spivey » 19 Jul 2004, 20:36

Just a couple more days till Comicon 2004. Can't wait!

Dappucino, Wanderlust, and I will be standing in endless lines, fighting with other geeks over old issues of Fantastic Four, trying to pick up on Stormtroopers, and trying to get an up-close look at Rosario Dawson, Jude Law, and yes, once again, Eliza Dushku! <swoon>

Anybody else going?
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#80 Post by bing » 20 Jul 2004, 05:40

spivey wrote:Dream Country (Sandman, Book 3) :4stars: Still excellent, but loses a star as this one felt a bit disjointed throughout, like it was reaching a bit.

Dream County is definitely the low spot in the series. It's all right, because that means that <i>Season of Mists</i> is next... and <i>A game of you</i> after that and <i>Brief Lives</i>... They're so good, I shoult re-read mine...

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#81 Post by knarf » 20 Jul 2004, 07:23

Anyone else read the latest Captain America? Nick Fury is sending Cap on a mission to a Hydra base on one of the islands in the Florida Keys:

NF: I think its next to the one Marlon Brando owns.
CA: Want me to get his autograph for you?

oops.
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#82 Post by snotball » 20 Jul 2004, 08:57

knarf wrote:Anyone else read the latest Captain America? Nick Fury is sending Cap on a mission to a Hydra base on one of the islands in the Florida Keys:

NF: I think its next to the one Marlon Brando owns.
CA: Want me to get his autograph for you?

oops.


Oops indeed. :)
I haven't read it, but heard it's quite entertaining and reminding the Mark Gruenwald run. Kirkman who's writing it, recieved good reviews on his Walking Dead and Invincible series.
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#83 Post by Odd Todd » 23 Jul 2004, 14:33

This seems as good a place as any

Comingsoon.net wrote:New Line to Adapt Gaiman's Death

New Line Cinema has picked up feature rights to Neil Gaiman's graphic novel "Death: The High Cost of Living". According to Variety, Gaiman is in talks to make his directorial debut on the film.

Gaiman wrote the script based on his own work. The project is currently titled Death's Day.

The story involves a teenager named Sexton who's been contemplating suicide. He is rescued by a mysterious teenager who claims she is Death herself, spending one day every 100 years on earth to learn the value of the lives she takes.

The film takes place over 24 hours as Sexton learns to love life by spending a day with Death.
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#84 Post by bing » 23 Jul 2004, 16:25

Odd Todd wrote:This seems as good a place as any

Comingsoon.net wrote:New Line to Adapt Gaiman's Death

New Line Cinema has picked up feature rights to Neil Gaiman's graphic novel "Death: The High Cost of Living". According to Variety, Gaiman is in talks to make his directorial debut on the film.

Gaiman wrote the script based on his own work. The project is currently titled Death's Day.

The story involves a teenager named Sexton who's been contemplating suicide. He is rescued by a mysterious teenager who claims she is Death herself, spending one day every 100 years on earth to learn the value of the lives she takes.

The film takes place over 24 hours as Sexton learns to love life by spending a day with Death.

This was hinted at months ago and Gaiman's been "in production" in something or another for many many years. I hate to get my hopes up again.

And didn't Gaiman say a while back, "No one should have to barbeque their own baby"? Maybe it was just sour grapes over being shut out of <i>Books of Magic</i>.

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#85 Post by NobodysFool » 24 Jul 2004, 07:52

Death: The High Cost of Living is the only thing by Gaiman I really liked. Well, and his adaptation of Orpheus...

how the heck did I not see this thread until now?
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#86 Post by bing » 24 Jul 2004, 07:54

NobodysFool wrote:Death: The High Cost of Living is the only thing by Gaiman I really liked. Well, and his adaptation of Orpheus...

how the heck did I not see this thread until now?

Have you read American Gods?

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#87 Post by Nunis » 24 Jul 2004, 12:05

bing wrote:
NobodysFool wrote:Death: The High Cost of Living is the only thing by Gaiman I really liked. Well, and his adaptation of Orpheus...

how the heck did I not see this thread until now?

Have you read American Gods?


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#88 Post by Nunis » 27 Jul 2004, 03:22

I have decided to venture in to the world of comics and graphic novels. I went to my absolutely wonderful Science Fiction Bookstore, and I was looking for Gaiman's Sandman series, but they didn't have issue one (he said it's coming on Friday) so instead I grabbed The Watchmen. It's a really awesome looking paperback with all 12 issues in it - looks gorgeous.

Here is the link for anyone who cares: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

It doesn't have that cover, but rather the much cooler yellow one you can see here:

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Now, before I start reading this (which will be soon, given I just finished a book and am eager to start reading something new), does anyone have anything they want to say about this, or advice, or you know... opinions?

Reading a comicbook is something completely new to me (if you don't count stuff like Donald Duck which I used to read all the time when I was a kid), and I'm very excited. Wish me luck.

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#89 Post by Toto le Héros » 27 Jul 2004, 03:52

Nunis, the greatness of that book is that you won't feel lost compared to your movie universe.
The construction already gives the impression of watching a movie.

Great move.

Oh, and don't be lazy, read every line of text. Even the papers, and articles.

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#90 Post by Nunis » 27 Jul 2004, 04:43

Toto le Héros wrote:Nunis, the greatness of that book is that you won't feel lost compared to your movie universe.
The construction already gives the impression of watching a movie.

Great move.


Glad to hear it. I already started to read it here at work (it's really slow here today) and already I love it. The opening is fantastic.

Toto le Héros wrote:Oh, and don't be lazy, read every line of text. Even the papers, and articles.


Clearly you don't know me. :roll: I'd never skip anything, I study every frame carefully.

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#91 Post by bing » 27 Jul 2004, 07:18

Nunis wrote:Clearly you don't know me. :roll: I'd never skip anything, I study every frame carefully.

Then you'll love Chapter V.

I really wish I could read the Sandman series and Watchmen again for the first time.


Speaking of Gaiman, is anyone reading 1602? It's powerful good.

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#92 Post by snotball » 27 Jul 2004, 11:38

Welcome to our sect amidst the FW sect. :D
I'm sure you'll enjoy the TPB and once I find the time, I'm sure I'll read it again, considering I hardly remember it.

bing wrote:Speaking of Gaiman, is anyone reading 1602? It's powerful good.


I'm currently reading it and on issue 3 right now. It's really good so far, but not any ground breaking concept, considering DC have been doing it for years with their Elseworlds stories.
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#93 Post by bing » 27 Jul 2004, 11:44

snotball wrote:Welcome to our sect amidst the FW sect. :D
I'm sure you'll enjoy the TPB and once I find the time, I'm sure I'll read it again, considering I hardly remember it.

bing wrote:Speaking of Gaiman, is anyone reading 1602? It's powerful good.

I'm currently reading it and on issue 3 right now. It's really good so far, but not any ground breaking concept, considering DC have been doing it for years with their Elseworlds stories.

Yeah, and Marvel's had their "What if?", but Gaiman just has this subtle flair.

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#94 Post by snotball » 27 Jul 2004, 11:52

bing wrote:
snotball wrote:Welcome to our sect amidst the FW sect. :D
I'm sure you'll enjoy the TPB and once I find the time, I'm sure I'll read it again, considering I hardly remember it.

bing wrote:Speaking of Gaiman, is anyone reading 1602? It's powerful good.

I'm currently reading it and on issue 3 right now. It's really good so far, but not any ground breaking concept, considering DC have been doing it for years with their Elseworlds stories.

Yeah, and Marvel's had their "What if?", but Gaiman just has this subtle flair.


The "What If" stories aren't quite the same. They usually took points in a character's continuity and checked out what might have happened if a different decision or act were made. The Elseworld stories places the characters in different eras, and tailor a story around them in that era, with no connection to their usual continuity.
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#95 Post by Nunis » 27 Jul 2004, 11:56

snotball wrote:Welcome to our sect amidst the FW sect. :D
I'm sure you'll enjoy the TPB and once I find the time, I'm sure I'll read it again, considering I hardly remember it.


Sorry... TPB?

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#96 Post by bing » 27 Jul 2004, 11:58

Nunis wrote:
snotball wrote:Welcome to our sect amidst the FW sect. :D
I'm sure you'll enjoy the TPB and once I find the time, I'm sure I'll read it again, considering I hardly remember it.

Sorry... TPB?

Trade Paperback. Basically synonymous with graphic novel.

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#97 Post by Nunis » 27 Jul 2004, 11:59

Aha. I just call them comic books. :teeth:

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#98 Post by knarf » 27 Jul 2004, 12:00

Trade Paperback - A collection of previously printed issues.
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#99 Post by Nunis » 27 Jul 2004, 12:01

See, I don't know shit. And yeah, I do like it. Read chapter/issue #1 and it was faaaabulous.

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#100 Post by knarf » 27 Jul 2004, 12:02

And I'm pretty damn slow today :D
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