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Old 03-30-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Comic Book Topic

I am starting a comic book topic. today. The year 2000.

What's everyone's favorite lower art form? Yes! I mean comics!

I really like Chris Ware he's got some great art, and the stuff he writes is just fantasticly hilarious. Acme Novelty Library is my favorite comic book, ever. Jim Woodring and his "Frank" books have fantastic art, and the man can tell a delightful story, let me tell you. Sam Keith's book "The Maxx" is great in terms of story, and art. "Ojo" ain't half bad either. R. Crumb is pretty popular, I like his stuff. I recently read "Black Hole" by Charles Burns and liked it pretty well. I hear good things about these "The Sandman" books, anyone know about these?

(Try not to talk about "manga". most of it is pretty bad, and this topic is about regular comics.)
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:56 PM   #2
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Didn't we do this already?

Anyway, I only read Manga.

Just because, while I like the story of the hulk, I don't like the art.
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:02 PM   #3
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i just don't understand you teenagers

I don't understand "manga". What's the appeal? the doe eyed characters? hentai? I've read "FLCL" and i thought it was "OK" but only because the style was kind of unique and I liked the show alright. Come to think of it...I don't really like anime, either.
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:06 PM   #4
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spalding, read Death Note.

One of my favorite mangas and its being turned into a live action movie.

you have to find the ones that appeal to you and this one is great, its really smart and the art is great, doesn't look like typical anime and its really detailed.

A Teenager finds a note book on the street, turns out its a Death God's book, whoever he writes their name in it will die.

what happens afterwards is great, I can't wait to see the movie.

but for artwise in comics, I like Adam Huges, Frank Cho, John Romita, I don't really care for his son's work, seems to much of trying to copy his father's style and its somewhat blocky.

and The Kubert family artists I love their work and mark bagley.

I forget the artist's name, but the guy who did the new Secret War mini series, oh man thats great artwork, it basically shows what some of the stuff would look like if it was real.
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:13 PM   #5
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I like Manga art more than other as well. It's much more beautiful in my opinion. The only non-manga I read is Ctrl+Alt+Del (it's a web comic but still applies) and Iron Man
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:57 PM   #6
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horible thats also spanish i mean with the little accent above the "e"

CTRL + ALT + DEL is really, really bad. for web comics, try achewood (you need to read back in the archives to understand alot of it, but it's really funny stuff if the humor is your cup of tea) perry bible fellowship is something the whole family can enjoy, even mom and pop!. Red Meat can be funny, if a little goth.

Spider-prime, Death Note sounds pretty cool, actually. I don't know if I want to pay for it, though. Anywhere on the internet where I can read the first chapter or so and see if I like it?

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I read manga, online comics, and the occasional newspaper comics.
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CTRL + ALT + DEL is really, really bad
your the first one, you must not like video game humor...
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CTRL + ALT + DEL is really, really bad. for web comics, try achewood (you need to read back in the archives to understand alot of it, but it's really funny stuff if the humor is your cup of tea) perry bible fellowship is something the whole family can enjoy, even mom and pop!. Red Meat can be funny, if a little goth.

Spider-prime, Death Note sounds pretty cool, actually. I don't know if I want to pay for it, though. Anywhere on the internet where I can read the first chapter or so and see if I like it?

yup, I will hook you up
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:52 AM   #10
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I can tell you at least a few places to get it, or just read Death Note. Most have other mangas as well.
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I just got the first volume of sandman a couple of weeks ago
it really wasn't what I was expecting.. I'm not even really sure if I liked it or not. I'd try to borrow from a friend or download and read the first few chapters first before buying.
as for the whole manga thing, while I do think there is some awsome manga out there, people who only read manga make me really sad. as they say you really shouldn't knock something before you've tried. and by tried I mean actually sitting down and reading a couple of volumes of some good comics like ult. spiderman for example(which is very begginer friendly btw), and not just flip through some stuff on the shelves. comics are the shiznit and deserve better than this.
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i read Death Note as well - it's great.
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I don't understand "manga". What's the appeal? the doe eyed characters? hentai? I've read "FLCL" and i thought it was "OK" but only because the style was kind of unique and I liked the show alright. Come to think of it...I don't really like anime, either.


I don`t undersatnd most mangas either? The stories or characters just don`t intrest me like comics. DB is the only manga I really ever like.
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yeah like I said before, I'm the same way, but you have to find one that does interest you.

not every single manga are the same, check out Fist of the North Star, it was based off of Mad Max

Hurricane Polymar is a Japanese attempt at a American Superhero, mostly Spider-man.

I know people who just buy and get anime/manga just cause it is anime/manga, which is just a waste of money and time.

The Big O is one of my favorites, the style was taken from Batman the animated series.
But the creator of the big O loves american comics.
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