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Has anyone read Animosity from Aftershock Comics? It's not available on Comixology Unlimited so I wanted to ask before I spent money on it.
It is worth reading since it is a new concept. I read the entire series on my iPad during this lockdown. I wouldn’t go as far as buying the floppies but if you can get it online cheap it is worth reading. It is a fast read.

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geocarr wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:15:14 am
Has anyone read Animosity from Aftershock Comics? It's not available on Comixology Unlimited so I wanted to ask before I spent money on it.
It is worth reading since it is a new concept. I read the entire series on my iPad during this lockdown. I wouldn’t go as far as buying the floppies but if you can get it online cheap it is worth reading. It is a fast read.
Thanks! It looks like there are three hardcovers collecting the story thus far and I ordered the LCSD one for $16 shipped so I guess I'll start there and see how much I like it. The other two hardcovers look to be about $30 each.
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geocarr wrote:
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magnus20009 wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:12:25 am
geocarr wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:15:14 am
Has anyone read Animosity from Aftershock Comics? It's not available on Comixology Unlimited so I wanted to ask before I spent money on it.
It is worth reading since it is a new concept. I read the entire series on my iPad during this lockdown. I wouldn’t go as far as buying the floppies but if you can get it online cheap it is worth reading. It is a fast read.
Thanks! It looks like there are three hardcovers collecting the story thus far and I ordered the LCSD one for $16 shipped so I guess I'll start there and see how much I like it. The other two hardcovers look to be about $30 each.
I’ve been meaning to read that series for quite some time - an old friend of mine did a ton of covers for that comic! I’d be curious to find out if his covers are in those collected trades or not.
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They never paired up, but Byrne did draw the cover for #359, which is in the midst of PAD’s run. I was referring to all the tremendously talented artists who worked on the title from #300 up to the end of Vol. 1, which is about 30 issues prior to PAD’s start. As you’re probably aware, Byrne wrote & drew 314-319!
Aah, gotcha. I didn’t *think* they’d actually collaborated on an issue, but it’s been so long, I couldn’t be sure. I’ve got all the issues you mention, but I’d also forgotten Byrne’s were so close to the start of David’s run. Some day, when I get a mansion, I’ll have easier access to my comics. Heck, forget the mansion, I’d love to have a basement! (most of my comics boxes are crammed in the bottom of closets and not easy to access.)

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I'm still reading everything Valiant, but the books aren't as good as they once were and I'm contemplating dumping them. The big surprise is I've been buying everything Zenescope for at least a couple of years and I'm thoroughly enjoying most of these books. DC's Hill House books have been solid. I'm also buying Metal Men, Shazam, Doctor Aphra, Cimmerian, and numerous books from Kickstarter. I enjoyed the recent X-Men reboot but the bulk of the mutant line has, predictably, crashed and burned.

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I'm still reading everything Valiant, but the books aren't as good as they once were and I'm contemplating dumping them. The big surprise is I've been buying everything Zenescope for at least a couple of years and I'm thoroughly enjoying most of these books. DC's Hill House books have been solid. I'm also buying Metal Men, Shazam, Doctor Aphra, Cimmerian, and numerous books from Kickstarter. I enjoyed the recent X-Men reboot but the bulk of the mutant line has, predictably, crashed and burned.
I used to be a HUGE Zenescope fanboy, but fell off the line around the time Pat Shand left the company. Since then I've only picked up a handful of the miniseries. (Almost always Robyn Hood.)

Currently, I'm reading the Funeral for a Friend arc of the Superman books. Saw the "Reign of the Supermen" movie and decided I wanted to read the comics. And I also have the entire VH1 run of Dr. Mirage on my tablet begging to be read.
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I just read the Absolute slipcover edition of Batman Year One. I picked that off the spinner rack back in 1986 every month, and this is the first time I read it since then. Absolutely fabulous!

I just finished the Watchmen tv show. Outstanding!

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Continuing the Boom! Horror books:

Once and Future (Cool take on Arthurian and other legends meets Supernatural/Buffy)

Something is Killing the Children (Great horror story with a compelling lead character. Just starting to build out it’s larger world)

The Red Mother (A bit slow paced but keeps you hooked. Reads like a horror film)

King of Nowhere (Bit trippy with more fantasy elements than the others, but hooked me right away)

Really enjoying all 4.


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I’ve been reading lots of Masterworks. Also working my way through other collected editions, like DH Conan Chronicles and Peter David’s Hulk run in various formats.
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Rereading the issues I own of Earth 2 from the New 52. I forgot how much I liked it! And when that is done I'm gonna dig into the John Byrne run on Wonder Woman, most likely.
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I am still enjoying Immortal Hulk immensely - I discovered that it was truly the only comic that I really missed while the industry hit the pause button for covid19. There have been two issues of it out already since publication resumed, and They have been fantastic, even without the regular art team on either issue to date.

I was also very pleasantly surprised to discover that I got a letter printed in issue #35!!

Nothing beats that thrill as a life-long comic nerd. Its not easy to get into a Marvel comic, even these days with less people on average writing in. Not only that, but The Hulk is an all-time top favourite character/comic of mine, so it feels like quite a lucky achievement to be published in it! Nerd-bucket-list item - checkmarked!! This was my third letter in a Marvel comic, in roughly 30 years of writing in at various times.
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grendeljd wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:40:16 pm
I was also very pleasantly surprised to discover that I got a letter printed in issue #35!!

Nothing beats that thrill as a life-long comic nerd. Its not easy to get into a Marvel comic, even these days with less people on average writing in. Not only that, but The Hulk is an all-time top favourite character/comic of mine, so it feels like quite a lucky achievement to be published in it! Nerd-bucket-list item - checkmarked!! This was my third letter in a Marvel comic, in roughly 30 years of writing in at various times.
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Anyone reading Strange Adventures? Long break after #1 due to the pandemic, but issue #3 dropped last week. It’s slow paced, but really sucks you in with the underlying mystery of what ACTUALLY happened on Rann. While I greatly enjoyed King’s acclaimed Mister Miracle, I did tire of the sketchy-at-best plot; which he seemed to sacrifice at the expense of the deep character study he was doing of Scott Free. Here, I think he’s figured out a better balance between the two. And if you haven’t read it yet, check out King’s Vision series from a few years back—it’s awesome.


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Finished re-reading Invincible recently and I'm almost halfway through DMZ's 72 issues.
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Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:55:20 pm
Finished re-reading Invincible recently and I'm almost halfway through DMZ's 72 issues.
How was the invincible reread? Does it hold up? I have been thinking about rereading it, so would love to hear your thoughts
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Finally got around to read Doomsday Clock.
This was absolutely- and tbh, surprisingly -VERY, VERY good, specially after the middle until the very end, last freaking panel.
And it sure reads better in one sitting, I had called quits on the 4th issue delay, I think.
DC fans who haven't read this yet, do it!!!!!!!!!
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caxiotis wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:36:16 pm
400yrs wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:55:20 pm
Finished re-reading Invincible recently and I'm almost halfway through DMZ's 72 issues.
How was the invincible reread? Does it hold up? I have been thinking about rereading it, so would love to hear your thoughts
Definitely. Still my favorite super hero book. The end came fast, but it read well as a big story.
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400yrs wrote:
caxiotis wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:36:16 pm
400yrs wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:55:20 pm
Finished re-reading Invincible recently and I'm almost halfway through DMZ's 72 issues.
How was the invincible reread? Does it hold up? I have been thinking about rereading it, so would love to hear your thoughts
Definitely. Still my favorite super hero book. The end came fast, but it read well as a big story.
It really is a great series. Hope the animated show does it justice.

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