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    Zack (weekly) was supposed to start this thread a while back, but he didn't. I think he's still really depressed that they killed off Aquaman again.

    I recently started re-reading the Grant Morrison Batman stuff, starting with Batman RIP. I really like how Grayson handles the role of Batman, and Damian is totally my favorite Robin of all time. Also, it reminded me of the 1-shot Neil Gaiman story they threw in there called "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader." It was a throwback to an old Alan Moore Superman story called "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow." Anyway, that story was fucking wicked, and unless you hate comics, you should pick it up.

    I think when I get back from France, I'm going to pick up all the hardcovers of Blackest Night/Brightest Day and re-read through that stuff too.

    Does anyone else read comics, or is it just me and the Zacks?
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    Who do you think is hotter, Betty or Veronica?
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    Aquaman is lame any ways


    I wanna read some darkness comics soon as I get back to california.


    Tomaz I need to look up archie comic to even give u a honest answer I forgot who's is who.


    Can I talk about manga's too in this thread ?
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    I've been reading a ton of comics recently. I'm three graphic novels in to Ex Machina, and I've enjoyed it for the most part. By the third one it's becoming kind of rote but it's still interesting. I just read Quitter by Harvey Pekar, and it's a really cool story about his childhood and all the stuff he dealt with growing up.

    Have any of you guys read any of Jason's work? He's from a scandinavian country and he's a total badass.

    Oh, and I finally finished the whole Sandman saga. I hadn't read the ending but knew most everything else, and I was very satisfied by The Wake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Who do you think is hotter, Betty or Veronica?
    If it was just based on the physical, Veronica. Betty is the girl you want as your woman.



    i think Archie's got the right idea here. Why settle for one?

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    Man my comics STILL are pretty much worth less than what I paid for them, their sleeves, and the boxes I store them in (as a whole)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmycrackcorn View Post
    Man my comics STILL are pretty much worth less than what I paid for them, their sleeves, and the boxes I store them in (as a whole)
    If you collect comics as a form of investment, then you're doing it wrong.

    Nobody complains that their DVD collection has lost value.

    Unrelated, but no comic book thread should exist without the following image:

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    The last ongoing series I loved right through was Marvel Runaways. After Joss Whedon took the helm, it dipped in quality a little, but that says more about the remarkably high bar Brian K Vaughan set.

    Otherwise, I do usually wait for the TPBs.

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    Hey Asshole-Zack, Aquaman WAS lame for quite some time. He has been on the up in coolness since 1994. I admittedly liked the lame Aquaman in addition to the new Aquaman but you shut your whorish mouth when talking about the sea king.

    None of the heroes "killed" in Brightest Day by whatever existing construct of the White Lantern (Boston Brand or whoever it may be) were actually killed. Plus, Scott, Aquaman is already coming up in Flashpoint. DC has plans for him since he's been so popular in Brightest Day.

    It will all be wrapped up shortly after Coachella. They will be resurrected and given a 2nd chance, at least that's the general consensus.

    If it's not already apparent I have an extensive and valuable Aquaman collection that I've been taking care of since I was 12.



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    My most recent acquisition at practically a steal:


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    Quote Originally Posted by weeklymix View Post
    you shut your whorish mouth when talking about the sea king.
    i dont even know what to say. this is the greatest thing ever.
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    burn.
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    Turned into dust. Just like the rest of the "fallen."

    Mission accomplished. Life returned.

    Not dead.
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    Also the most recent BD (#22) had no fucking closure on any of these heroes. It's wrapping up pretty fast getting Firestorm through his little deal before HOPEFULLY we get an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeklymix View Post
    Also the most recent BD (#22) had no fucking closure on any of these heroes. It's wrapping up pretty fast getting Firestorm through his little deal before HOPEFULLY we get an answer.
    it seems like they've all been recalled to the white battery. either they'll be trapped in there forever, or they won't. we'll see.
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    Interview with Geoff Johns:

    Ian Yoxon asked if you see “Brightest Day” as an opportunity to showcase individual characters with the hope of possibly launching new ongoing series once it’s complete like was done with “Booster Gold” after “52?” For instance, Aquaman and Mera’s story, perhaps more than anyone else’s, seems to be front and center in the book. So I’ll ask flat out, do you have plans for Aquaman and Mera post-“Brightest Day?”

    There are plans for Aquaman, Mera and Aqualad after “Brightest Day,” yes.
    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=27340

    Not dead. Geoff Johns is personally invested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeklymix View Post
    Interview with Geoff Johns:


    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=27340

    Not dead. Geoff Johns is personally invested.
    Geoff Johns is one of my favorites. The shit he did with The Flash and Green Lantern is pretty much where it's at.

    Aquaman: Rebirth by Geoff Johns.

    If that is a thing, I will read it.
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    damn I just did a google search on "Aquaman: Rebirth" and this cat called it in 2008:

    http://onceuponageek.com/2008/08/11/...uaman-rebirth/

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    Coming in 2013 from DC Comics… “Aquaman: Rebirth”
    So my new pet theory is that Geoff Johns & Ethan Van Sciver will give Aquaman their “Rebirth” treatment within the next few years. I’m going to put a target date of 2013 on it simply because there was four years between “Green Lantern: Rebirth” and “Flash: Rebirth”. With “Flash: Rebirth” coming out in 2009, four years later would be 2013. If you do a quick Google search on “Aquaman: Rebirth”, you’ll discover I’m not the only person that has come to this conclusion. However, since I’m “Irredeemable”, I’m going to claim the theory to be completely mine. Therefore, you heard it hear first… “Aquaman: Rebirth” shipping in 2013 by Geoff Johns & Ethan Van Sciver!
    Believe it or not, I really think this series could happen. First off, both Johns and Sciver has publicly admitted their interest in working on Aquaman (see article snippets below). Second, if you look at the “Big Seven” characters from the Justice League, Aquaman is the next obvious choice for them to revamp. The “Big Seven” consist of the following: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter. For the “Big Three” (Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman), they most likely won’t be receiving a “Rebirth” style make-over anytime soon. They’re simply too established and currently moving forward. Johns & Sciver have already tackled Green Lantern & Flash. That just leaves Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. Well… Martian Manhunter is currently dead. I’m sure DC will bring him back at some point, but he doesn’t have the rich legacy-filled history that Johns typically likes to dive into.
    Maybe I’m wrong here, goodness knows most of my theories don’t pan out, but I’m putting pixel to screen on this one. So in 2013, you may hear me shout across the inter-web, “I told you so!”
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    Quote Originally Posted by DANCE MAGIC View Post
    If you collect comics as a form of investment, then you're doing it wrong.

    Nobody complains that their DVD collection has lost value.
    i didn't BUY them as an investment
    but the reason i KEPT my comic books 20 years was in the hope that they would be worth something someday and i could give them to my son... i have moved countless times in 20 yrs and space is ALWAYS an issue so i have given away all my old books a dozen times over but i always managed to keep the comics somewhere some way.... i could still probably tell you what happens in any comic i own just by looking at the cover...
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    Whatever have fun read sea man comics. I remember my dad brought me a first issue of howard the duck telling me it was going to be worth money lol.Is it me or old comics are hard to read because the art is so crappy compared today's quality?I wanted to read swampthing(I think alan moore wrote some issues)but couldn't get pass a couple pages.I know im lame but im not as lame as aquaman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getbetter View Post
    Whatever have fun read sea man comics. I remember my dad brought me a first issue of howard the duck telling me it was going to be worth money lol.Is it me or old comics are hard to read because the art is so crappy compared today's quality?I wanted to read swampthing(I think alan moore wrote some issues)but couldn't get pass a couple pages.I know im lame but im not as lame as aquaman.
    the art in older comics is just a different style. it's not worse, but that's just your opinion I guess.

    but yeah, Alan Moore did write some swamp thing stories. i haven't read any of it, but his other DC stuff is super awesome. He wrote a bunch of old Green Lantern that is really awesome and basically set up the whole Blackest Night/Brightest Day thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmycrackcorn View Post
    i didn't BUY them as an investment
    but the reason i KEPT my comic books 20 years was in the hope that they would be worth something someday and i could give them to my son... i have moved countless times in 20 yrs and space is ALWAYS an issue so i have given away all my old books a dozen times over but i always managed to keep the comics somewhere some way.... i could still probably tell you what happens in any comic i own just by looking at the cover...
    i hear this. my comic collecting stopped a while ago. What i have from when i did fills many boxes. i still like to read comics, but time and energy to do it a passionately when i was younger just isn't there for me. Although not mint, this is the prize in my collection:


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    There is way too much DC shit in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlecEiffel View Post
    There is way too much DC shit in this thread.
    Meh. I can switch to Marvel if you'd like. I have a sizable Thor collection but it doesn't really compare to what I know best.

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    Secret Six is where it's at. Fuck heroes and fuck the high functioning and competent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivankay View Post
    i hear this. my comic collecting stopped a while ago. What i have from when i did fills many boxes. i still like to read comics, but time and energy to do it a passionately when i was younger just isn't there for me. Although not mint, this is the prize in my collection:

    [IMG]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/hulk/181-2.jpg
    Oh whoa.

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    I only have a first appearance of Venom.
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    Costume or Venom? i have the first appearance of the costume in Secret Wars.






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    Oh whoa.
    i think that myself sometimes. Got it for $20 when i was a kid at a comic convention.

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