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  1. I know it's not an "independent" but Gotham Midnight might as well be--

    --and, if I'm any indication, I suspect many of us following indy titles are pretty much through with "The New 52" BUT--!
    Ben Templesmith's illustrating a Bat-book that's the closest thing to a...
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    a real joy. yes it is! a great fun title that I...

    a real joy. yes it is! a great fun title that I bet readers of Rat Queens will find themselves raving about as well!
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    are you thinking of a Ben Templesmith book--? of...

    are you thinking of a Ben Templesmith book--? of course I can't think of the title right now (when I do, I'll post it!); I'm pretty sure the title is the name of the maggot (which animates corpses...
  4. Poll: I would've voted for Lazarus, as this title...

    I would've voted for Lazarus, as this title seemingly can do no wrong, for me, but I figured Lazarus would get a strong supportive vote, and voted for Oddly Normal, a warm, wry, funny title, where...
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    excited by a Batman [-related] comic for the...

    excited by a Batman [-related] comic for the first time in a very, very long time. a fan of templesmith [more Fell, PLEASE!!!!!] for his very distinctive, and distinctively creepy, artwork, which...
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    we'll see. what made Howard so great, initially,...

    we'll see.
    what made Howard so great, initially, was Gerber's willingness to take on social situations at a personal level and, John Oliver-like, hold them up for all their ridiculous aspects to be...
  7. Poll: Glad to hear that about Princess Ugg! Have been...

    Glad to hear that about Princess Ugg! Have been saving it for the weekend. but--

    Thank you, and everybody else, for recommending The Kitchen last week. Got a copy, was surprised (by now, always...
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    the possibility of getting the one issue I missed...

    the possibility of getting the one issue I missed has prompted me to reread, start to finish, three, four issues a night! Milestone Comics' "Icon (and The Rocket)". Really impressed how well it...
  9. in general, yes. there should be a Story-driven...

    in general, yes. there should be a Story-driven Reason for a 'cross-over' rather than a commercial one. Story-driven, or, as cross-overs once were, and seem pretty much began as, reader-demanded. ...
  10. Johnmahananda, I got Morning Glories for about...

    Johnmahananda, I got Morning Glories for about the first 8 or 10 issues. It seemed then as if it were another rebellious kids in an oppressive institution story, and I have a lot of those already. ...
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    Have been reading several "short runs" recently--...

    Have been reading several "short runs" recently-- Autumn, (Tommy Kovak, Slave Labor 2004) a dark story of a poor little witch-girl; Boneyard (Richard Moore, NBM Pub.), a laugh out loud story of a...
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    the best part of GvS for me, is that I have Orson...

    the best part of GvS for me, is that I have Orson Welles' voice as Cranston and the Shadow very firmly lodged in my head, and Matt's dialogue captured that voice beautifully. For me, this is the...
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    very appreciative of Lazarus. definitely a top...

    very appreciative of Lazarus. definitely a top choice for me. holding off a re-read for another ten issues I think, by which time the story will have pushed forward enough to bring a lot more...
  14. Poll: The Fade Out continues to be excellent; guess...

    The Fade Out continues to be excellent; guess I'll have to look into The Kitchen, and Drifter, too. As it was, it was a very expensive week for me!

    But it's Alex + Ada for me. It's become really...
  15. Superannuated Man. Sure, Velvet's good, Tooth...

    Superannuated Man.
    Sure, Velvet's good, Tooth and Claw has a strong start, & Ten Grand continues to be excellent.
    But Ted McKeever's very odd future setting, and generally silent, wry old lead...
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    I always have difficulty with 2nd person...

    I always have difficulty with 2nd person narration; distracts me with questions outside the story. Only time it really worked for me was Shang-Chi’s evolving voice-over in Master of Kung Fu, and...
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    Joshua-- was (am) a big fan of Jon Sable. If...

    Joshua-- was (am) a big fan of Jon Sable. If you wish, pm me with issues you're missing. If I have'm, will happily sell for cover price and something toward shipping!
  18. just a little slow to the mark here, but hell--...

    just a little slow to the mark here, but hell--
    a FOURTH PLEA for FELL!!!!

    soooo glad several of you are also fans of the banished detective!! Yeah--more Fell!!
  19. Yay LoonyKoala! Alex and Ada is my favorite,...

    Yay LoonyKoala!
    Alex and Ada is my favorite, too.
    with Lazarus, and Rat Queens, right behind,
    and Starlight, Velvet, and Thief of Thieves on the list, too.
  20. Stray Billets. What a waste of time and paper. ...

    Stray Billets. What a waste of time and paper. "Stories" about where people crash to spend the night? Really? NO drama, no characteriza.... what?
    oh.
    Stray BULLETS. Different story.
    oooooh...
  21. Poll: lazarus starlight stray bullets what a hard...

    lazarus
    starlight
    stray bullets

    what a hard choice!!
    Lazarus. Just, just because.
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    Some comics I put off reading til last 'cause I...

    Some comics I put off reading til last 'cause I know anything I read right after them won't measure up. Some I read last because I'm dropping the title as it's become tiresome and these are the last...
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    Poll: other-- these days I'm buying about 35% indies,...

    other--
    these days I'm buying about 35% indies, 45% image, 19.9% DC/Vertigo, and
    one, just one, Marvel comicbook.
  24. great, little known, indies of the past--a sampler

    Fridays (well, most Fridays) I've been posting "pages from" comics such as Journey, Wandering Star, Silent Invasion, Dreamwalker, Boneyard, and others; usually one page per issue, although sometimes...
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    I’m not an Archies fan. Not even an “Afterlife...

    I’m not an Archies fan. Not even an “Afterlife with Archie” fan. But way, way back, when I’d read Archies just to have comics to read, Sabrina was a favorite. (Which, given who she is in the...
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