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Immortal Hulk Vol 4 did not disappoint. Got that from the library and read it one sitting. :thumb:

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Really enjoyed the X-Men reboot.
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I bought a 535 page Vampire Readers Giant via a reprint publisher called Gwandanaland that I like. It cost me something like $25 shipped via Amazon, and featured Golden Age Vampire stories in B&W. One of the best comic book reading experiences of my life. Tomorrow I’m planning to buy another B&W Golden Age Readers Giant reprinting Golden Age horror from the same publisher and retailer.
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lorddunlow wrote:Really enjoyed the X-Men reboot.


Does this mean you read X-Men 1 released on Wednesday?

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Immortal Hulk continues to be the best Hulk story since Planet Hulk.

Silver Surfer Black is trippy and awesome. Looking forward to how it all comes together at the end.

Catching up on Doctor Strange...has its ups and downs, but Strange becoming a herald of Galactus is an interesting development I just reached.

Also, all 3 books have a tie to said purple-headed cosmic entity. Is it too much to hope for a new Defenders book bringing the 3 tales together somehow?!?
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lorddunlow wrote:Really enjoyed the X-Men reboot.
I checked out X-Men 1, and looking forward to New Mutants 1 as well.

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Catching up on the last five month's Valiant output.

Bloodshot: Rising Spirit was a prequel story that seems fairly redundant to me, whereas I quite enjoyed Forgotten Queen and the background-building that was done on the character there. Currently catching up with Incursion; all seems groovy so far. Not sure to what extent it was reworked from a Shadowman story to an EW story plotwise, but the first couple of issues have been enjoyable in that it feels in a 'reading experience' sense much like Kindt's XO Manowar did. I do like when Valiant do these 'strange places' stories, like the stuff set Deadside, Eternity and Aric's space adventures :thumb:
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I just discovered Charles Soules’ run on Daredevil. Incredible stuff.
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They released Visitor #1 and Dynamite Dejah Thoris #1 in the same month, December, and #2 was January, so I plan to keep picking them up together, once a month, making one run by the comics store. Those are the only two *new* comics I am reading.

I am reading VH1 Rai TPB right now in my enormous backlog of 90s VH1. I'm starting Rai #4. The 90s TPBs have minor worth, per se, especially used, but to me as a reader are a HUGE bang for the buck. Almost the biggest bang for the buck I can think of right now.
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I am currently re-reading the Mass Effect comics from Dark Horse I bought a few years back. All digital, mind you. They're really good and don't feel unnecessary like tie-ins to video games tend to do. Last time I enjoyed a comic based on a game this much was the Top Cow run of Tomb Raider.
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I’m reading Grant Morrison’s JLA for the first time. It’s been great so far.

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I've been reading more Marvel again lately - still loving Immortal Hulk 30 issues in, really digging the new Ghost Rider series so far with Ketch & Blaze as the main focus, sticking with New Mutants after reading the HOX/POX mini-series, and I was even picking up the recent Avengers issues for the Starbrand storyline .
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Our Fighting Forces. Actually found it on Wednesday at Walmart. The Medal of Honor story was good. "Remembering The Leopard" by James Robinson was excellent. "The Last Full Measure" had some great Richard Corben art. There were some dud stories in it as well, but the good ones made up for it.

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Shadowman99 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:55:54 am
Catching up on the last five month's Valiant output.

Currently catching up with Incursion; all seems groovy so far. Not sure to what extent it was reworked from a Shadowman story to an EW story plotwise, but the first couple of issues have been enjoyable in that it feels in a 'reading experience' sense. I do like when Valiant do these 'strange places' stories, like the stuff set Deadside, Eternity and Aric's space adventures :thumb:
Would you call it world-building?
I've been looking everywhere for the ultra-rare Turok vs Blister issue. Anybody able to help me out?

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The Resistance from AWA which was crazy timely and a great set up. Not sure when/if the next issue will drop though.

2 Boom! Series: Something is Killing the Children and Once and Future. I thought both were really good. SIKTC is a horror book and does a great job being creepy as hell. O&F has horror/supernatural/magic adventure if that’s your thing.


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BugsySig wrote:
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2 Boom! Series: Something is Killing the Children and Once and Future. I thought both were really good. SIKTC is a horror book and does a great job being creepy as hell. O&F has horror/supernatural/magic adventure if that’s your thing.
I’ve been enjoying Once & Future - I had gotten behind on my reading and just read #5-7 a couple days ago. Nice twists on the Arthurian Legends.

I am intrigued by the other title, might have to check it out!
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2 Boom! Series: Something is Killing the Children and Once and Future. I thought both were really good. SIKTC is a horror book and does a great job being creepy as hell. O&F has horror/supernatural/magic adventure if that’s your thing.
I’ve been enjoying Once & Future - I had gotten behind on my reading and just read #5-7 a couple days ago. Nice twists on the Arthurian Legends.

I am intrigued by the other title, might have to check it out!
Hooked me right away. Reads like it’s ready for a Netflix series.


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Since the US Covid outbreak in about March, I've gone back and re-read early VEI arcs:

Ninjak - Weaponeer, The Shadow Wars, Operation Deadside
Eternal Warrior - Sword of the Wild, Eternal Emperor, Days of Steel, Awakening
Rai - Welcome to New Japan, Battle for New Japan, The Orphan

And now working my way back through Harbinger from the beginning, Omega Rising.

Can't wait to get back to Ninjak and the last three arcs of the first VEI run.

I've been reading comics since the early 80's, but with the time that I have available to read at this point in my life, I don't miss Marvel and DC at all. Valiant suits my entertainment and escapism needs just fine.

I'm in a comic book store desert in southeastern NC and I kinda hate that and wish I could support a local comic book store but I have reading quite a bit on Comixology and I am very pleased with it and I never thought I would read digital. My eyes are getting worse every year and I really enjoy being able to zoom in on each panel and enjoy the detail that I no longer can in the hardcopies.

Anyway, what's everybody else reading?
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Over the past couple months since new comics ceased publication, I found that I really just miss Lazarus & Immortal Hulk. I’m used to Lazarus taking quite a while between issues, so it’s Immortal Hulk that I miss the absolute most.

So that inspired me to go back into re-reading old Hulk comics. I started with #300, where he was banished to the Crossroads for 13 issues or so, and where the first hints of the idea that Bruce Banner has a multiple personality disorder came from. That element remains my favourite aspect of the character to this day, which is a big part of why Immortal Hulk has been so amazing.

I have since worked my way up through re-reading most of Peter David’s run, which was #331-467 (+328, -360 & -389). I am currently all the way up to #456, so I am nearly done with this quest! I was originally going to stop at the end of Gary Franks turn on art chores at #425, but then I just couldn’t resist going right to the end of PAD’s run.

The last portion is a bit bumpy, with some pretty hideously stylized mid-nineties tinged art in the mix that is not aging well and really hampers the stories, IMHO (almost zero sequential artistic skill in some of them, just a series of bad pin-ups with little to no background art). But the run finishes out nicely with a brief Mike Deodato run followed by a very solid run by Adam Kubert.

Overall it is an amazing string of legendary artists who worked on the title over this long stretch - check it;

Sal Buscema with Gary Talaoc,
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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.
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grendeljd wrote:
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I have since worked my way up through re-reading most of Peter David’s run
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Overall it is an amazing string of legendary artists who worked on the title over this long stretch - check it;
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John Byrne
It’s been a long time since I’ve dug through my PAD Hulks. Byrne worked with David on that title? I’m surprised to learn that, as I remember them as not liking each other much. If they did collaborate, I’m sure I have the issues, as I was a fairly enthusiastic “Byrne Victim” back in the day, and had equal interest in Peter David’s works. I’ve been away from comics for so long, I guess I forgot about this unlikely pairing.

Switching to what I’m reading now:
I dropped out of reading comics regularly for 15 years or so? Maybe more. It’s funny, as I have one friend who owns a comic shop and two more that do a comics podcast, but my interest was finally renewed thanks to Covid-19 and ComiXology Unlimited.

I started out by getting familiar with the VH1 era books. I was buying comics back in those original days, but never got interested in Valiant for some reason. I’ve blasted through a bunch of the titles fairly quickly, but am now searching out the Magnus/Solar pre-Unity issues. Making slow progress there. Once I’ve got those in hand, I’m going to start over, reading everything in order through... 93? 94? Until I lose interest? Lol.

Other things I’ve been reading. Black Hammer, Metabarons, Runaways (first tpb), Y the Last Man, 1980’s GI Joe books (never read them before, my buddy talked me into checking them out). Pre-Coronavirus I was enjoying Invisible Republic. That’s a series I really wish would start up again.

I don’t read a lot of current comics, but I’m liking Far Sector (a Green Lantern spin-off), the Last God series from DC and Olympia from Image.

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Talarius wrote:
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I have since worked my way up through re-reading most of Peter David’s run
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Overall it is an amazing string of legendary artists who worked on the title over this long stretch - check it;
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John Byrne
It’s been a long time since I’ve dug through my PAD Hulks. Byrne worked with David on that title? I’m surprised to learn that, as I remember them as not liking each other much. If they did collaborate, I’m sure I have the issues, as I was a fairly enthusiastic “Byrne Victim” back in the day, and had equal interest in Peter David’s works. I’ve been away from comics for so long, I guess I forgot about this unlikely pairing.
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!
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Finishing up Crisis on Infinite Earths again and about to start Legends. Going through all the big Post-Crisis DC crossovers. Also reading early Wolverine (first issue through Fatal Attractions).

My pull list nowadays: TMNT (consistently the best book on the stands for years now), Superman titles, Fantastic Four, and Doctor Doom.,

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I just read the first Mouse Guard collection. Simple and fun.

Some Byrne X-Men is next.


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