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@Maritimer Great choice! I loved Jon Sable and many of the early First Comics.
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@Maritimer I also agree Jon Sable was really good. Big Mike Grell fan. Happy to have a couple original Sable drawing from Mike Grell.
Pictures of them are in my photo gallery.
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@michaelekrupp, yeah Jon Sable, American Flagg and Grimjack all topnotch stuff. Grell, Chaykin and Truman were all at the top of their game back then, in my opinion anyway.

@BrianGreensnips, I'll check them out, thanks!
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I read both Norah's Saga and The Futurists this morning. The Futurists has great art!! Some of the scenes blew me away!! But the story telling wasn't that great. I'm not positive that I will buy issue #2.

But Norah's Saga was quite a surprise for me!! I really didn't think I would like it. I mean, do I really want to read a comic about a teenage girl? It turns out that the answer, in this case, is yes. Granted, it is another Norse mythology tale, but I liked it. Being descendant from Vikings, Norse mythology has always intrigued me and caught my attention. And maybe it's my "dad instinct" coming out in me, but I almost feel protective of the main character Norah. I don't want to give too much away, but I'm cheering for her!!! This one I will definitely get issue #2.







And I'm a big fan of the John Sable comics also!! I have them in a separate box and every so often I used to pull out a handful to read.
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Everything was fine until I opened issue 3 and Skottie Young's art showed up. Really threw off the rhythm. Thankfully that was the only issue he did.
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I'm behind about a week, but I read the Wolverine Long Night series I got from @HeinzDad. Not my favorite kind of Wolverine story, but a very Wolverine story. I like the 'Wolverine tries to overcome his years of mistreatment' stories and this was a 'Wolverine wallows in it and kills people because that's all he thinks he's good for' story. But it was decent.

Coincidentally also read Wolverine 2 from the ongoing by the same writer. Looks like it's also going to be Wolverine trope-y but I won't ruin it for anyone who might still jump in.

Also have still been working through Maus. I finished part 1 last night, so I think I'm about halfway through.
dang... accurate portrayal of Long Night.
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I just got done reading Twisted Tales #5. There is one story about a werewolf that is really pretty trippy. Remember, all these Twisted Tales comics are for mature readers. However, if you are a mature reader and want some short stories that will mess with your head, I highly suggest this series!!! Not every story is a hit, but there seem to be at least two good stories in each issue. I also read issue #4 today.





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I have spent the last week re-reading X-Men from the start of the “new” X-men in issue 94. So far I am up to issue 104. It has been quite a while since I last read these books, probably around ‘92 or ‘93, so I was due to revisit them. I decided to change it up this time and read the b&w version from the Essential X-men series. I know color is a big deal for some people but for me not so much. While it’s true that good coloring can enhance the overall effectiveness of the artwork, mediocre coloring can also obscure certain parts of it, so I don’t mind viewing the artwork exactly as the artist intended it.
What has really caught my attention the most in my revisiting of these books is the writing. Chris Claremont was obviously pretty green when he got this assignment. You can see his development in learning how to plot effectively and also learning how to handle the characters. The intricate plotting and deep characterizations of the 120s, 130s and 140s are still a way off and it’s interesting to watch a writer perfect his craft. These comics are, of course, considered timeless classics and I am sure the vast majority of you have already read them at least once. Anyone who hasn’t, what are you waiting for? Reprints are readily available and affordable in whatever format you prefer so there’s no good reason to miss out on these.


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I started reading the old 90"s Harbinger run this past week. Man there are so many Fat Jokes, Slut jokes in these early issues. The books ooze 90's tude and honestly I love it from a narrative perspective. Dont condone it in real life but in comics its a good read
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@oakcitycomics I have a TPB that collects Harbinger 1-4. I remember really enjoying it and wanting to read more but being unable to find the subsequent issues at a reasonable price. Might be time to check again.
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I started the SHIELD omnibus last night. I am only 5 issus in but it is an enjoyable read so far. Loving all the "Hail Hydra"
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@michaelekrupp I've been reading them on Comicxology. They are offering a free 60 day trail membership so going to knock out Harbinger and X-O Man since its free to basically read right now.
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@oakcitycomics I went on MCS earlier today and picked up issues 5-13 for $2-3 each. Quite a difference from when I first checked, somewhere around 15 years ago! I think they had double digit prices back then. Looking forward to re-reading the first four and continuing forward with the series. It looked like MCS was well stocked on the entire series at or near minimum prices, so if I am still interested after issue 13 I will be able to continue on. Thanks for reminding me about this series!
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I have spent the last week re-reading X-Men from the start of the “new” X-men in issue 94. So far I am up to issue 104. It has been quite a while since I last read these books, probably around ‘92 or ‘93, so I was due to revisit them. I decided to change it up this time and read the b&w version from the Essential X-men series. I know color is a big deal for some people but for me not so much. While it’s true that good coloring can enhance the overall effectiveness of the artwork, mediocre coloring can also obscure certain parts of it, so I don’t mind viewing the artwork exactly as the artist intended it.
What has really caught my attention the most in my revisiting of these books is the writing. Chris Claremont was obviously pretty green when he got this assignment. You can see his development in learning how to plot effectively and also learning how to handle the characters. The intricate plotting and deep characterizations of the 120s, 130s and 140s are still a way off and it’s interesting to watch a writer perfect his craft. These comics are, of course, considered timeless classics and I am sure the vast majority of you have already read them at least once. Anyone who hasn’t, what are you waiting for? Reprints are readily available and affordable in whatever format you prefer so there’s no good reason to miss out on these.


I have the black and white X-Men Essentials of the New Xmen starting at 94 and the Essentials book that starts at #1. I should reread them too. It has been awhile.
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Read all of Ice Cream Man, the last 12 issues of Immortal Hulk, and the Jack Kirby and Stan Lee run of the Xmen this week. Gotta lot of time on my hands with quarantine might as well read some stuff while I'm here.
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How was ice cream man? It seemed interesting but I leafed thru the first volume and it looked like a 45 minute read at best. I envisioned wiping it out like a southern bastard or outcast trade volume.
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How was ice cream man? It seemed interesting but I leafed thru the first volume and it looked like a 45 minute read at best. I envisioned wiping it out like a southern bastard or outcast trade volume.

Worth a read if you like horror anthologies. I find it to be excellent. As for how long of a read it is I couldn't tell you, I'm kind of a fast reader. 11 bucks for the first five volumes isn't bad because you will end up re reading some if not most of them if you get caught up.
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Thanks for the input @CarsonG. I’m catching up on everything I have, maybe I’ll give that a shot next. Also, welcome to the forums.
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@HeinzDad awesome and thanks for the welcome.
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Read a lot of stuff from Donny Cates this week. He definitely is one of my favorite younger writers at marvel right now. I especially liked God Country. Re read cosmic ghost rider and interjected the important bits from Thanos wins. Finished all of absolute carnage, really enjoyed some of the full page artwork in those books. Also read through all of Jack Kirby's 2001 A Space Odyssey which is a cool read if your a fan of the movie and a fan of Kirby's artwork. Kinda a new spin on the movie and some of the pages I spent minutes just looking at.
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Just a post to a site that has graphic novels & books. As collectors sometimes we want to read the story but won't crack that comics' cover. So we get graphic novels and since they are just readers, condition is not an problem. They currently have 590 GNs/TPBs listed at 60% + off list price and free shipping at $35. BookOutlet - clickable text

I have received several orders from them and all were in VG/NM condition. Pay Less to Read More

You, Mr. Bemis, are a READER....
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Just a post to a site that has graphic novels & books. As collectors sometimes we want to read the story but won't crack that comics' cover. So we get graphic novels and since they are just readers, condition is not an problem. They currently have 590 GNs/TPBs listed at 60% + off list price and free shipping at $35. BookOutlet - clickable text

I have received several orders from them and all were in VG/NM condition. Pay Less to Read More

You, Mr. Bemis, are a READER....
One of my favorite Twilight Zones with the great Burgess Meridith. I won't give it away for you youngsters. It is a must see.
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As collectors sometimes we want to read the story but won't crack that comics' cover.


Although Miracleman is pretty much my favorite comic series from the 80's I had never read #15 for this very reason. It wasn't reprinted for decades and when I finally bought a copy as an adult I sent it straight to slabbing as it was worth about $200 back then in it's 9.2 grade. It's only worth about $60 now but I'm still not going to crack the slab to read it. This weekend I was re-reading the series and got to #15. It was time to finally read it, so I went online and found someone had scanned the pages and posted them. Hard to read in that format but my goodness, Miracleman #15 has to be up there with the all time great single-issue comic stories. 40,000 killed, half of London destroyed by Kid Miracleman...and that's just where it starts.
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Spent my Monday getting up to date with Something is Killing the Children and revisiting the '68 Nam zombie books.
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I have been continuing with the X-men run this week. I am now into the Byrne/ Austin era. Things noticeably picked up when Byrne came on board, not just the new look artistically, but I think the co-plotting as well served to give the book a shot in the arm. The issues where the hypnotized X-men are performing as carnival freaks which led into an epic battle with Magneto in the heart of an active volcano are classics and represent an upward trend that would continue all the way to the end of the Byrne run.

Since the Motor City Comicon, originally scheduled for last weekend, didn’t happen, I ordered myself about a hundred readers and run fillers from MCS to replace my annual reading fix. The comics cost way more than I usually pay at the con; a little over $3 each vs $1 or less, but I didn’t have to pay to get into the con, drive there, buy meals or take time off of work, so it was ultimately about the same cost or cheaper as I would have got them at the con. I took a break from my X-men reading and started digging into these today with this fondly remembered 4-parter from World’s Finest. This was a really good period for WF (around 1984-85) and if you have a chance to check them out consider them highly recommend:


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Not a comic book, but a book about comic books. Just finished reading this yesterday. I'd been reading it over the past few weeks. It was recommended by one or more board members a few years ago in thread I had started asking for suggestions of books on comic book history. This is a novel and fiction, but still a good read about comic books in the golden age.
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@Lonestar I remember reading that, and liking it, but can't bring up any other memories about it at this point.

Much more YA, but a similar one is Comics Will Break Your Heart. It's a pretty standard teenage romance story but all the tension comes from family history based in comic books, so there's a lot of discussion of creator/industry issues.
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