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    Quote Originally Posted by madave View Post
    I read Infinity Hardcover. Its a comic that desperately wants to be a movie. It was a quick read, and i was a bit surprised that it seemed so superficial given that I often hear how great Hickman is supposed to be.

    I struggled to get into Hickman's Fantastic Four; should I go back to that run or is it going to be the same as Infinity?
    Infinity is some middle chapters of a story. It would be like you only watching the middle 40 minutes of a movie and then critiquing it for not including all of the character development and drama of the first and last act.

    However if you struggled to get into his Fantastic Four then I'd just say move on to your usual Deadpool comics or whatever you read.

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    Working my way alphabetically through my unread absolutes now and have just started Batman and Robin reborn, I know nothing about the lead into this book so no idea why Batman is supposedly dead, but I’m not finding it that interesting, the first arc, the pyg one, is ok but then the red hood one after I found quite poor, but I’m thinking it maybe to do with having so many different artists working on a book and ruining any sort of flow.

    I really think something like this will suit the omnibus better rather than an absolute

    Edit. Just finished it, thought it was poor, as mentioned it may be better collected as an omnibus, but as an absolute it was a bad choice, now onto court of owls, which I have never read, although I recal not being that impressed with the animated movie, maybe this will be better
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    Quote Originally Posted by madave View Post
    I read Infinity Hardcover. Its a comic that desperately wants to be a movie. It was a quick read, and i was a bit surprised that it seemed so superficial given that I often hear how great Hickman is supposed to be.

    I struggled to get into Hickman's Fantastic Four; should I go back to that run or is it going to be the same as Infinity?
    Infinity is the payoff for the first 18 issues of his Avengers/New Avengers run, and the way the hardcover is collected, it just doesn't work without reading that run prior. I really liked it as it concluded some plot and character threads in really satisfying ways, as well as adding in some new wrinkles and progressing the overall narrative. That said, it'd be hard to find a lot of enjoyment out of it without having read the rest of the run.

    On his Fantastic Four, this was was another series I really loved. I read it in trades and it was a fantastic read. I'm not sure how far you got, but it definitely gets better. Volume 1 is a fine superhero story, volume 2 is a bit of a drag and I didn't really enjoy it, but from volume 3, it ramps it up a gear. From here on, it is peak superhero storytelling. One of my favourite series.

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    Powering through them now, just finished absolute Court of Owls which I enjoyed far more than Batman and Robin Reborn, and as I will probably never read any sort of follow up, was the guy Batman’s brother? On to more familiar territory next Loeb and Sales absolute Dark Victory, which I have read before but I’m looking forward to seeing it all big and sexy

    Any chance I’m gonna like Batman inc.?
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    Just finished Lemire and Sorrentino's Green Arrow and it was a delight. Gorgeous and creative artwork mixed with great writing and some really shocking twists. Felt a bit like Green Arrow: Zero Year (would have said Year One but that title is taken).

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    I've never read any Green Arrow, but I've always been tempted. I think that the TV series initially got me into GA, but then ended up putting me off by time I stopped watching it. I keep hearing good things about the comic itself though, so should maybe give it a try...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    I've never read any Green Arrow, but I've always been tempted. I think that the TV series initially got me into GA, but then ended up putting me off by time I stopped watching it. I keep hearing good things about the comic itself though, so should maybe give it a try...
    It has a pretty similar tone to the first two seasons of the show, but it's very much its own thing and it's really good. I'd highly recommend it for people who know a bit about the character but haven't read any of his stuff before. I'd only read the Rebirth series personally, and they are both great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkhamJamie View Post
    It has a pretty similar tone to the first two seasons of the show, but it's very much its own thing and it's really good. I'd highly recommend it for people who know a bit about the character but haven't read any of his stuff before. I'd only read the Rebirth series personally, and they are both great.
    Hmmm, could be worth it then, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    Hmmm, could be worth it then, thanks!
    Lemires Green Arrow was great. Made me a fan of the character so I picked up the rebirth trades which I have also really enjoyed.

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    Finally finished Swamp Thing. Superb series. A part of me wishes that Swamp Thing was never touched again, such was it perfection.
    That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.

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    Started reading Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman Deluxe Edition. My collection needed more Supes, and at less than $20, this was a great buy for me.

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    About halfway through Multiversity and it is *kisses fingertips*

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    Thanks ArkhamJanie, that was helpful. I've got the month's free MU subscription so I'll give Hickman another try.

    And Orion- it was released as a standalone book, and it was advertised to the buying public as an 'event', i.e. standalone story. No need to get frosty if Hickman couldn't deliver what he was asked to. And no, I've never read a Deadpool in my life thank you. I specifically got this book because I like to try books by those who are regarded as great writers, not because I am slavishly following comic titles.

    Instead of being snooty about anyone who doesn't 'get it' straight away, it might be more constructive if you could enlighten me as to why you think it is so obviously and objectively 'good'. What is the underlying concept that Hickman develops in FF?

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    Just ignore Orion. Somehow his "passive aggressive" snark continually gets a pass from the mods, while the rest of us are held to the letter of the law

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