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Re: Comics

Post by DanglyBrasco on Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:30 pm

Im also very seriosuly considering getting a tattoo of a piece of art from the comics, im that much in love with them.
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Post by Seany C on Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:33 pm

Might have to try out a volume of Pilgrim soon then so I can say I read the comics before the film came out lol
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Re: Comics

Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:05 pm

The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller is pretty damn cool.
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Post by Septula on Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:12 pm

bought that the other week, absolutley loved it Smile
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Post by Seany C on Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:05 am

Hmm, do I get the Scott Pilgrim 1-5 volume set for 30? I just might, I just might. Damnit Forbidden Planet Megastore for being so close to work!
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Re: Comics

Post by DanglyBrasco on Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:14 pm

do it!

Have a read of the first one in the shop, like the first 5 pages, if you havnt smiled, then maybe dont.

They author is big into games too, used to only have a SNES (thats what they have in the comics) until these books did well, and he bought an x-box. SNES games are HEAVILY referenced.
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Post by Seany C on Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:29 pm

I got em. Shame I can't get away with reading them at work. Might take vol 1 into the shitter later. I thought they'd be in colour and some of the words are cut off the edges of the page. Look forwards to reading them regardless.
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Re: Comics

Post by DanglyBrasco on Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:25 pm

If words are cut off, take em back immediately, you'll miss out dude, and plus, if you bought a novel which had half the page missing, you wouldnt be happy!

FP are happy to trade them back too dude.
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Post by Seany C on Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:01 pm

Ah, thanks for the info man, I thought I'd just have to lump it and like it. Rang them up and they said it's all cool and I can go swap any with printing errors after work. Just gonna have a flick through and see if any of my other volumes were affected. Thanks man.
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Re: Comics

Post by Seany C on Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:19 pm

On chapter eleven of fourteen on From Hell. My god it's fucking brilliant. It feels weird spending a weekend afternoon with no electronic devices on to keep me entertained, just chilling in my bedroom with a comic book, smoking a joint and become engrossed in a brilliant story.
Finished the last of my five volumes of Scott Pilgrim yesterday, they're very entertaining, quirky and gripping but it doesnt retain a lot of depth, it's pure entertainment which is good for casual reading on the train (they come paberback book size too).
Got Watchmen and V for Vendetta to see to after I'm done with From Hell, which might well be tonight.
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Post by Seany C on Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:42 pm

Okay, From Hell transcends the usual expectations of the medium and becomes an experience comparable with the likes of classic literature and film.
The dialogue is pure poetry. the yarn unravels to the beat of cockney colloquialisms, of the voices of a multitude of incredibly fleshed out characters, of the mind of the ripper that Moore has plucked from the likely suspects to star the lead roll in his epic fiction.
This is not a whodunnit tale, no, we follow the ripper from his earliest childhood memories. It's a testament to Moore's writing ability and Campbell's depictions that they can create a character as profusely fascinating yet terrifying and wondrous to behold as this and makes the story so much more interesting and frighteningly real than if the Ripper's identity had been hidden until the closing acts such as in the entertaining but lacklustre film adaptation that is the biggest disservice to anything that I've ever seen.
You might think a comic can't achieve such greatness but having read it now if I had to make a list of my highest rated experiences from any piece of media (books, films, music etc) that From Hell would definitely make into the top 5. Amazing...
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Re: Comics

Post by Jammer on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:47 pm

Does anybody read The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? Just watching the abysmal film adaptation is making me want to start reading it again.

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Re: Comics

Post by token new zealander on Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:21 am

Having seen the film I really need to read Watchmen some time..

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Re: Comics

Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:58 am

Alan Moore is God.
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Post by token new zealander on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:03 am

Kaptain Kaviar wrote:Alan Moore is God.
Did he do V for Vendetta as well?

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Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:09 am

Yeah. He's in on From Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Watchmen, The Killing Joke (Batman) and Watchmen. Best writer around, his stories are all pure poetry.

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Re: Comics

Post by token new zealander on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:11 am

How does the Watchmen movie compare to the book?

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Re: Comics

Post by bomby on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:20 am

it doesnt

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Post by token new zealander on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:23 am

I meant was it a faithful adaption, I know the book would be better.

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Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:14 am

Watchmen is a fantastic movie that works well as fan service. I love it as it's true to the comic in many areas. But read the comic first!
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Re: Comics

Post by Seany C on Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:38 am

Only have V for Vendetta and Watchmen left, must buy more comics!
Stumbled across some guy called Warren Ellis and was intrigued by some bold cover art. Ended up ordering 'Scars' about a by the book cop who swears to the parents of a murdered child that he'll do whatever it takes to bring the perpetrator to justice even if he has to disregard his principles or moral fortitude in the process. A related item was 'Crecy', by the same author, apparently depicting a historically accurate tale of the battle of Crecy, told from the eyes of an English infantry bowman. Having just read and loved From Hell I couldn't resist the prospect of another fictionalised account of historical events. Ordered both of those and Maus: The Complete Collection. Didn't look into this one too much, I want it to surprise me. All I know is it's a story about the holocaust but the Jews are mice and the nazis are cats and it was written just after the authors mother, who was a survivor, committed suicide.

Will review em as I read em, hopefully they're worthy of recommendation.


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Re: Comics

Post by Seany C on Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:20 pm

Also, here's an 11 page preview of Stephen King's first venture into the format
http://www.ew.com/ew/article/1,,20310581_2,00.html
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Re: Comics

Post by Jammer on Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:31 pm


I've been reading Gyo a horror manga by Junji Ito again, Yoyo first introduced me to this. It's exquisitely drawn stuff and gets particularly creepy in the second volume.

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Re: Comics

Post by Septula on Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:08 pm

wtf is goin on here then jammer?
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Re: Comics

Post by Jammer on Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:07 pm

Basically during World War 2 scientists were trying to develop a deadly germ that could be placed into animals which would then be sent to the enemy. It was developed on an island off of Japan so that it could be contained but eventually it didn't work because the animals perished too quickly to be transported. They left the island with the germ seemingly contained but then it gets let out by some scientist guy or something. I can't really remember why but it's explained in more detail.

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