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    Top 10 Comics First Read in 2015

    So far...

    1.) Fall of Cthulhu (Nelson; various artists)
    2.) Uzumaki (Ito)
    3.) Strange Embrace (Hine)
    4.) Caliban (Ennis / Percio)
    5.) Rover Red Charlie (Ennis / Dipascale)
    6.) Neonomicon (Moore / Burrows)
    7.) Wytches (Snyder / Jock)
    8.) Star Wars Tales: Resurrection (Marz / Leonardi)
    9.) Hellraiser 2011 Boom! run (Barker et al)
    10.) Transformers Spotlight: Blur (McCarthy / Coller)

    HM's...
    11.) The Wake (Snyder / Murphy / Hollingsworth)
    12.) Aliens vs Predator: Deadliest of the Species (Claremont / Barreto)

    Read a few other Tranformers stories but the one I included was the only one I really liked.

    AvP started out brilliantly and by the last few issues I was completely lost.
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    Cool, another comic thread! You may wanna credit Murphy on The Wake...

    1 Powers
    2 God is Dead
    3 Multiversity
    4 Transformers v GI Joe
    5 Trees
    6 Divinity
    7 Terminal Hero
    8 Secret Wars +
    9 A Sickness in the Family
    10 Imperium

    Guess I haven't been dipping into the back catalogue lately...

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    1. Lose (DeForge)
    2. Very Casual (DeForge)
    3. Zero
    4. Hawkeye (Fraction & Aja et al)
    5. Sundays with Walt & Skeezix
    6. When the Wind Blows
    7. Gotham Central
    8. BPRD: The Long Death
    9. This One Summer
    10. Prophet

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    Quote Quoting Sven (view post)
    Cool, another comic thread! You may wanna credit Murphy on The Wake...
    Good call, thank you!

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    The Ticking is so good. Recommended to anybody who likes soft pencil work, elliptical storytelling, and themes of isolation, parent-child divides, freaks, monkeys, and entomology.

    1. Lose (DeForge)
    2. Very Casual (DeForge)
    3. Zero
    4. The Ticking (Renee French)
    5. Hawkeye (Fraction & Aja et al)
    6. Sundays with Walt & Skeezix
    7. When the Wind Blows
    8. Gotham Central
    9. Clumsy (Jeffrey Brown)
    10. BPRD: The Long Death

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    1. Here (Richard McGuire)
    2. Hip Hop Family Tree (Ed Piskor)
    3. Love & Rockets: New Stories #7 (Hernandez Bros.)
    4. Secret Wars (Hickman & Ribic)
    5. Stray Bullets: Sunshine & Roses (David Lapham)
    6. The Wicked & The Divine #13 (Gillen & Lotay)
    7. Captain America (Jack Kirby)
    8. Supreme Blue Rose (Ellis & Lotay)
    9. Green Lantern (Englehart & Staton)
    10. Martian Manhunter (Ostrander & Mandrake)

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    Nice to see some DeForge love, btw. And The Ticking is really great, equal parts poignant and disturbing. I love French's uninked pencil style.

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    1. Lose (DeForge)
    2. Very Casual (DeForge)
    3. Zero
    4. The Ticking (Renee French)
    5. Hawkeye (Fraction & Aja et al)
    6. Sundays with Walt & Skeezix
    7. Nijigahara Holograph
    8. When the Wind Blows
    9. Gotham Central
    10. Clumsy (Jeffrey Brown)

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    Last edited by Melville; 08-31-2015 at 01:19 PM.
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    1. Lose (DeForge)
    2. Very Casual (DeForge)
    3. Fires (Mattotti)
    4. Zero (Kot et al)
    5. The Ticking (Renee French)
    6. Hawkeye (Fraction & Aja et al)
    8. First Year Healthy (DeForge)
    9. Sundays with Walt & Skeezix (Frank King)
    10. Nijigahara Holograph (Inio Asano)

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    I am impatient of all misery in others that is not mad. Thou should'st go mad, blacksmith; say, why dost thou not go mad? How can'st thou endure without being mad? Do the heavens yet hate thee, that thou can'st not go mad?

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    1. Lose (DeForge)
    2. Very Casual (DeForge)
    3. Fires (Mattotti)
    4. Zero (Kot et al)
    5. The Ticking (Renee French)
    6. Hawkeye (Fraction & Aja et al)
    8. First Year Healthy (DeForge)
    9. Beautiful Darkness (Fabien Vehlmann and KerascoŽt)
    10. Sundays with Walt & Skeezix (Frank King)

    HMs in rough order:
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    Worst things I've read:
    30 Days of Night
    DMZ
    The Boys
    The Walking Dead
    Mouse Guard: Fall 1152
    Wolverine: Return of the Native (Rucka and Robertson)
    Fables
    Brian Wood's Conan (except the first volume)
    Morrison's JLA
    The ending of Fatale
    Morrison's X-Men
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    I am impatient of all misery in others that is not mad. Thou should'st go mad, blacksmith; say, why dost thou not go mad? How can'st thou endure without being mad? Do the heavens yet hate thee, that thou can'st not go mad?

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    I'm nearing the end of my year of comics binging. I got through about 250 collections/graphic novels, plus about 30 series that I dropped after an issue or two. I probably should have focused on comics that were more likely to leave a lasting impact; too many of my reads have been dictated by what's on sale on comixology. But I still read a ton of great stuff. My favorites of the year:

    1. Lose (DeForge)
    2. Very Casual (DeForge)
    3. Fires (Mattotti)
    4. Zero (Kot et al)
    5. The Ticking (Renee French)
    6. Hawkeye (Fraction & Aja et al)
    7. First Year Healthy (DeForge)
    8. Beautiful Darkness (Fabien Vehlmann and KerascoŽt)
    9. Sundays with Walt & Skeezix (Frank King)
    10. Nijigahara Holograph (Inio Asano)

    HMs in rough order:
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    Worst things I've read:

    30 Days of Night
    DMZ
    The Boys
    The Walking Dead
    Mouse Guard: Fall 1152
    Wolverine: Return of the Native (Rucka and Robertson)
    Fables
    Brian Wood's Conan (except the first volume)
    Morrison's JLA
    The ending of Fatale
    Morrison's X-Men


    I might go back to reading books with no pictures now.
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    You didn't like Morrison's X-Men?

    I am so far behind on comics. I have every issue of the Fade Out, and I've only read the first two.

    Haven't read either of the new Brian K. Vaughan series. I never finished Secret Wars or the new Sandman. I've yet to crack open a copy of Wicked + Divine, or Bitch Planet.

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    Quote Quoting ledfloyd (view post)
    You didn't like Morrison's X-Men?
    Hated it, especially everything with Magneto. A lot of the writing felt like it was trying way too hard to be clever and edgy, and there was no narrative integrity (again, especially with the Magneto stuff). As with a lot of modern superhero runs, it's also really hurt by the inconsistent quality of the art. I probably would have liked it a lot more if it was Quitely all the way through.

    Morrison is probably more hit-or-miss with me than any other writer. Some of the time his ideas come off as completely half-baked to me, but I loved The Filth and really liked We3 and parts of Batman, All-Star Superman, and Final Crisis.

    I am so far behind on comics. I have every issue of the Fade Out, and I've only read the first two.

    Haven't read either of the new Brian K. Vaughan series. I never finished Secret Wars or the new Sandman. I've yet to crack open a copy of Wicked + Divine, or Bitch Planet.
    Bitch Planet is fun. Trash provocation and great artwork.

    The milieu and dialogue of Wicked + Divine irritates me, but it has some solid intrigue and very pretty, clever, effective art. Worth it just for issues 13 and 14, if nothing else.
    I am impatient of all misery in others that is not mad. Thou should'st go mad, blacksmith; say, why dost thou not go mad? How can'st thou endure without being mad? Do the heavens yet hate thee, that thou can'st not go mad?

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    Interesting. I think of Morrison's X-Men as one of my favorite X-Men stories, but it's probably been 10 years since I last read it.

    I do agree his books can come off as half baked at times. And inconsistent art on big-two comics is eternally aggravating.

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    Quote Quoting ledfloyd (view post)
    Interesting. I think of Morrison's X-Men as one of my favorite X-Men stories, but it's probably been 10 years since I last read it.
    I grew up an X-Men fan, but looking back, I'm not that big on any of the storylines. My favorite X-Men-related comic is definitely Weapon X, but it's barely an X-Men comic. And I have a (maybe nostalgic) appreciation for the Hama-Silvestri run on Wolverine. Out of the entire sprawling Claremont run, I think the highlight is that one Barry Windsor-Smith issue where Wolverine fights the Reavers in the snow. That issue is awesome.
    I am impatient of all misery in others that is not mad. Thou should'st go mad, blacksmith; say, why dost thou not go mad? How can'st thou endure without being mad? Do the heavens yet hate thee, that thou can'st not go mad?

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