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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 14:41:14 BDT
Cerberus says:
Marvel never tried to push Billy Tan much then Chief ? I think his pencil work is great from the stuff I've seen of late which is only Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga... not allot I know lol but the guy can draw.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 15:54:37 BDT
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M. C. Gloady says:
Ha. Awesome.

In recent years I learned that several Mick Austin cover paintings of Cassandra Anderson for 2000ad were based on photo reference from porn (this was in the 90s when you were much less likely to be caught, and much less likely for the fans to crow about it publicly). The more you look for this sort of thing the more you see it.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 20:08:27 BDT
The Reader says:
If you enjoyed the walking dead, I recommend Deadworld Omnibus.

Art's a little grittier, but the stories are great.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 22:38:45 BDT
Cerberus says:
I saw the link in the Recommend thread just before an Amazon moderator decided the post didn't conform to whatever lol ? and thought when I saw your recommendation Reader that you might like American Vampire - Volume 1, now I've not read it but reviews are great and I've read quite a bit of Scott Snyder's work and really rate the guy.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2012 23:37:28 BDT
Chief. says:
Dont know how Tan got into the conversation but I agree that his art is excellent - although not to everyones tastes. I wouldnt say Marvel have ever really pushed him though. X-Force is a brilliant book in my opinion although its still a niche X-title rather than one of the main books.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 18:26:35 BDT
The Reader says:
Thanks for the recommendation - I've not heard much about the American Vampire series, although I've not read anything of Scott Snyders previously I do enjoy a bit of Stephen King, I may check it out (although it may be at a later date, as I've spent up this month!).

Ordered over the weekend:
DMZ: On the Ground v. 1
30 Days of Night Omnibus
The Walking Dead Volume 2: Miles Behind Us

I've not read any of them previously so can't wait to get into these.

Posted on 30 Apr 2012 23:29:31 BDT
Simon Hall says:
Billy Tan is good? I suppose I can't really comment as I've not seen enough of his stuff, but his few issues of Morrisons Batman & Robin were awful.

I think I quite like Greg Land's stuff. Ultimately, he is providing the pictures to tell a story and the work has to stand and fall on that basis. The compositions are good, there's some nice camera angles (oh ho!) and it has a nice 'cheesecake' quality to it. My only criticism would be that his use of tracing/ whatever does mean that his work does read like one of those photo love story things you used to get in Jackie. I don't really have much beef in how he's created the images - if anything he's hit on a solution that oddly suits superheroics- and he clearly has some ability. It seems no worse to me than Clayton Crain using technology to manipulate his work or Clint Langley blatantly dropping photographed models into his digital work. At the end of the day, it looks good and works to tell a story, so why not?

Posted on 30 Apr 2012 23:38:53 BDT
Cerberus says:
Think it was Philip Tan that worked on Morrisons Batman and Robin ?

Posted on 7 May 2012 21:27:27 BDT
Cerberus says:
Well finally got round to finishing off..

Justice League 1-8
Loved what's been done so far apart from the change in art for the worse in issue 8 although I think I read Jim Lee is back soon.
Seeing the group slowly form-up and delivering a good dose of superhero crash bang wallop along the way has delivered a fun fast paced read.

Justice League Dark 1-7.
Again like JL the group are forming up and are dealing with matters more to do with the supernatural is the best way to put it. Didn't know much about any of these characters before hand so it's all fresh to me.

Aquaman 1-7
Now I didn't know what to expect from this and was a little surprised when I was recommended it. I doubt I would have picked it up otherwise even if I had seen it on the shelf as I probably would have just labelled it as fish man from the sea yeah yeah whatever, BUT upon reading what I've read he's a good character with issues and a unravelling history. Never judge a book by it's cover or should that be hero by his costume.

These three are well worth a look and collective volumes are listed below if tracking down back issues isn't your thing.

Justice League - Origins (Vol. 1)
Justice League Dark Vol. 1: In the Dark (the New 52)
Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench (the New 52)

In reply to an earlier post on 7 May 2012 23:18:55 BDT
Cerberus says:
JJG or others.

Have you looked at the new Batgirl stuff written by Gail Simone ? if so any good ?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 12:24:30 BDT
JJG says:
Only read the first couple issues, seemed solid. But not up there with some of the other Bat books, and lacked a lot of the charm of Bryan Q Miller Batgirl series.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 May 2012 16:58:02 BDT
Cerberus says:
Thanks for the reply JJG, now I know not to expect Batwoman quality... insert sad face =(

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2012 11:53:13 BDT
JJG says:
Yeah it's a different book really, much more straight forward character drama. It's nice that editorially DC are trying to offer different flavours in their family of books, from art to genre. Marvel are doing the same with their X-men books, having a character drama book, comedy based book, serious sci-fi etc.

Posted on 11 May 2012 16:30:46 BDT
I'm making my way through a bunch of Deadpool's (I have quite a love for Wade) and reading a few mangas (Higurashi if anyone was interested lol)

Posted on 14 May 2012 22:20:45 BDT
The Reader says:
I've just read Ultimate Comics: X-Men; wouldn't recommend it. It's a book that doesn't seem to go anywhere.

Posted on 18 May 2012 15:49:35 BDT
Adam Jemmett says:
That's a shame, I picked up Ultimate X: Origins and enjoyed that. Never read much of the Ultimate series, but as a book by itself, it was a good read.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2012 15:40:27 BDT
The Reader says:
I know, that was my reason for picking it up; I loved Ultimate X Origins, which was a suprise for me given the amount of crap Loeb has put out recently.

I didn't realise, that the story from Ultimate Comics X, is continued in Ultimate Comics: Hawkeye, and have been told that it was probably worth reading before picking up X-men v.1. The completist in me is tempted to pick it up.

I have heard good things about the later issues in the series, so I may try the second trade, but I doubt it!

Posted on 27 May 2012 11:20:56 BDT
Adam Jemmett says:
yeah, Loeb is kinda hit or miss (Ulitmates 3? lol! though I loved Fallen Son: Death of Captain America).

I'm tempted to get the Hawkeye comic as well as I liked the Ultimate version of the character. Though I think I may just stick with Ultimate X Origins, loved that I could read it without having to read the comics that preceded it.

Just picked up Marvel Knights Spider-Man (Mark Millar's run which was awesome!) and re-reading Avengers Initiative.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012 16:44:47 BDT
I have never read any of the X-men Ultimate comics series, I was tempted to pick up the new volume when I saw it going on ebay. I'm glad I haven't bid on it now.

I may go back and pick up some of the earlier volumes though!

Posted on 28 May 2012 22:01:59 BDT
Shaunie B says:
I'm just finishing up reading:
Daredevil By Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection Book 1 TPB
Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection Vol. 2
Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection Vol. 3

All 3 volumes are amazing and Daredevil is now one of my favorite heroes and I'm looking forward to picking up Ed Brubaker's Daredevil run

Posted on 31 May 2012 18:38:47 BDT
Just received:
Supreme Power Volume 1: Contact TPB: Contact v. 1
Supreme Power Volume 2: Powers And Principalities TPB: Powers and Principalities v. 2
Supreme Power Volume 3: High Command TPB: High Command v. 3

And just picked up the Ultimate Galactus Trilogy on E-bay - Bank Holiday weekend sorted!

Posted on 2 Jun 2012 11:48:48 BDT
Cerberus says:
My copy of Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus arrived yesterday and I gave it a quick look and Steve Oliff ( if you read AKIRA when it was released as a colour monthly or Spawn you'll know that name ) has done a great job on redoing the inking/rendering using his Olyoptics system. Now I just have to get through a few more Batgirl, Batwoman and Voodoo monthlies and I'll give the old Thor in new colour a read.
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