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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby jabba359 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:51 +0000

Gaffey wrote:Mind MGMT


I met Matt Kindt at San Diego Comic Con and, remembering you recommended his book (along with all the other praise I've read about it), picked up volume 1, which he kindly sketched and signed. Can't wait to read it!
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Maka » Mon Jul 13, 2015 16:52 +0000

jabba359 wrote:
Gaffey wrote:Mind MGMT


I met Matt Kindt at San Diego Comic Con and, remembering you recommended his book (along with all the other praise I've read about it), picked up volume 1, which he kindly sketched and signed. Can't wait to read it!


This book is so GOOD! Enjoy!

It kinda reminds me of The 20th Century Boys manga but with Matt's amazing water colors.

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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Jubei » Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:26 +0000

Lobster Johnson wrote:Is anyone else reading Batman or Detective Comics? I've been following Batman since the start of its New 52 run, but I only started reading Detective once Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul took over. I was sorry to hear that Manapul is leaving the title.


Manapul is an amazing talent. His panel layout designs when he worked on Flash was incredible, gave the book a unique flair and tone which I enjoyed. I've seen some of his work on Detective and found it equally good.
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Lobster Johnson » Sun Jul 26, 2015 14:58 +0000

Did anyone else read the Convergence: Shazam comic (written by Jeff Parker and drawn by Evan "Doc" Shaner) that came out a few months ago? I'm not usually much of a Captain Marvel fan, but that is one of my all-time favorite comics. Definitely give it a try if you are a fan of Captain Marvel, the creative team, or Batman.
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Usagi-chan » Sun Jul 26, 2015 15:12 +0000

I haven't read it yet, but someone keeps on telling me that I need to.
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Unarce » Tue May 30, 2017 8:39 +0000

Maka wrote:invincible (over a hundred issues each)


Glad to see another fan! Invincible is the only other book I read.
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Maka » Tue May 30, 2017 9:58 +0000

Unarce wrote:
Maka wrote:invincible (over a hundred issues each)


Glad to see another fan! Invincible is the only other book I read.


Invincible is like miracle man but somewhat less dark, similarly violent, and way more funny. I liked it!

I stopped after 114 (I only have so much money). But I see my library has vol. 21 and 22 available on hoopla.com. I'll catch up next month when my Hoopla library checkouts reset.

I just started reading Black Hammer. It is basically a motley crew of superheroes who are stuck in a town trying to fit in. Each issue tells you the back history of one of the heroes while they struggle with their current life. It was well written, drawn (Hellboy-like), dark and funny. I highly recommended it. Peace,maka
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Randy Clute » Tue May 30, 2017 14:33 +0000

I really like Franco-Belgian comic albums. Stuff like Spirou and Fantasio, Lucky Luke, Tintin, the Bluecoats, and Asterix are a few of my favorites. I also really like old newspaper strips, like Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon, and especially Pogo. EC comics are always a hit, and have fantastic artwork. I also like Uncle Scrooge (Rosa/Barks).

As far as new comics, there are a few French comics I would like to read("Poussin 1er" looks fantastic, it is about a young chicken having an existential crisis and is drawn by Janry), but I can't read French, so it is mostly just Usagi and Groo for me.
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby jabba359 » Tue May 30, 2017 15:43 +0000

Maka wrote:I just started reading Black Hammer. It is basically a motley crew of superheroes who are stuck in a town trying to fit in. Each issue tells you the back history of one of the heroes while they struggle with their current life. It was well written, drawn (Hellboy-like), dark and funny. I highly recommended it. Peace,maka


I picked up the SDCC exclusive issue #1 last July and then issue #2, but then my LCS seemed to run out of subsequent issues every month, so I waited and picked up the TPB which just came out recently. I have to agree with everything you said about Black Hammer. Now for the painful wait for the second TPB. :D
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Lobster Johnson » Tue Jun 27, 2017 13:00 +0000

Unarce wrote:
Maka wrote:invincible (over a hundred issues each)


Glad to see another fan! Invincible is the only other book I read.

A friend of mine is a big fan of Invincible and loaned me the first few books a few weeks ago. It's really good so far.
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Maka » Tue Jun 27, 2017 15:01 +0000

Cool. I finished vol 21 & 22 of Invincible and they were very good. 23 isn't available yet at my library, so I'll probably wait. I recently read Deadly Class trades 1-4. I liked the story so much, I went out bought trade #5, and started picking up the floppies. Very violent but it has all the teenage angst and fitting in that makes it a fun read.

I just started reading B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs Vol 1 on hoopladigital.com. And they had the first Lobster Johnson tale in there. Very cool. I had read the hellboy issues but not BPRD. My local library through hoopladigital.com has a ton of Mike Mignola books so I'll be enjoying them when I'm not reading the comics I buy from my LCBS. When I'm done with that, they have Lobster Johnson vol 1-4 (and the novel: The Satan Factory) that I'll read. So many books, so little time. Ha! Peace, maka
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby jabba359 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 17:00 +0000

I finished up the Hellboy Library editions, so just have Hellboy in Hell now to get through. Then I already own BPRD Plague of Frogs vol. 1-4 and BPRD 1946-48, so I'll get going on those. Eventually I'll get around to picking up the Lobster Johnson and Abe Sapien books.
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Angilasman » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:29 +0000

Became a big fan of Jim Woodring's Frank and Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey last year. The 3D Frank book is one of the greatest things I own. Really recommend it.
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Gaffey » Mon Jul 10, 2017 13:31 +0000

Lobster Johnson wrote:A friend of mine is a big fan of Invincible and loaned me the first few books a few weeks ago. It's really good so far.
Invincible is my favorite superhero comic. Although I read it in hardcover format so I'm a bit behind.

I usually stick to Image and Vertigo, but I couldn't pass up the first trade of X-O MANOWAR: SOLDIER (2017) for $9.99. It's 3 issues plus the FCBD issue and it gets great reviews. I really enjoyed it. I'd like to read more Valiant, but I don't know where to start or what can be skipped. :?

This is supposedly how the trades are to be read. :shock:

No thanks. :lol:

1. Harbinger vol.1 — Omega Rising
2. Bloodshot vol.1 — Setting the World on Fire
3. X-O Manowar vol.1 — By the Sword
4. X-O Manowar vol.2 — Enter Ninjak
5. Eternal Warrior vol.1 — Sword of the Wild
6. Archer & Armstrong vol.1 — The Michelangelo Code
7. Shadowman vol.1 — Birth Rites
8. Shadowman vol.2 — Darque Reckoning
9. Harbinger vol.2 — Renegades
10. Bloodshot vol.2 — The Rise and the Fall
11. Harbinger Wars
12. Harbinger vol.3 — Harbinger Wars
13. Bloodshot vol.3 — Harbinger Wars
14. X-O Manowar vol.3 — Planet Death
15. Archer & Armstrong vol.2 — Wrath of the Eternal Warrior
16. Archer & Armstrong vol.3 — Far, Far Away
17. Quantum & Woody vol.1 — The World’s Worst Superhero Team
18. Shadowman vol.3 — Deadside Blues
19. Shadowman vol.4 — Fear, Blood, and Shadows
20. X-O Manowar vol.4 — Homecoming
21. Bloodshot vol.4 — H.A.R.D. Corps
22. Harbinger vol.4 — Perfect Day
23. Archer & Armstrong vol.4 — Sect Civil War
24. Archer & Armstrong vol.5 — Mission Improbable
25. Quantum & Woody vol.2 — In Security
26. Unity vol.1 — To Kill A King
27. X-O Manowar vol.5 — At War With Unity
28. Harbinger vol.5 — Death of a Renegade
29. Harbinger vol.6 — Omegas
30. Bloodshot vol.5 — Get Some and Other Stories
31. Bloodshot vol.6 — The Glitch and Other Tales
32. Unity vol.2 — Trapped by WebNet
33. X-O Manowar vol.6 — Prelude to Armor Hunters
34. Armor Hunters
35. Unity vol.3 — Armor Hunters
36. Armor Hunters: Bloodshot
37. Armor Hunters: Harbinger
38. X-O Manowar vol.7 — Armor Hunters
39. Archer & Armstrong vol.6 — American Wasteland
40. Quantum & Woody vol.3 — Crooked Pasts, Present Tense
41. Shadowman Endtimes
42. The Death Defying Doctor Mirage vol.1
43. Rai vol.1 — Welcome to New Japan
44. Eternal Warrior vol.2 — Eternal Emperor
45. Archer & Armstrong vol.7 — The One Percent and Other Tales
46. The Delinquents
47. X-O Manowar vol.8 — Enter: Armorines
48. Unity vol.4 — The United
49. Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel
50. The Valiant
51. Ivar, Timewalker vol.1 — Making History
52. Ivar, Timewalker vol.2 — Breaking History
53. Ivar, Timewalker vol.3 — Ending History
54. Quantum & Woody vol.4 — Quantum & Woody Must Die!
55. Dead Drop
56. X-O Manowar vol.9 — Dead Hand
57. Unity vol.5 — Homefront
58. Unity vol.6 — The War Monger
59. Imperium vol.1 — Collecting Monsters
60. Divinity
61. Imperium vol.2 — Broken Angels
62. Imperium vol.3 — The Vine Imperative
63. Divinity II
64. Book of Death
65. Bloodshot Reborn vol.1 — Colorado
66. Bloodshot Reborn vol.2 — The Hunt
67. X-O Manowar vol.10 — Exodus
68. Book of Death: Fall of the Valiant Universe
69. Rai vol.2 — Battle for New Japan
70. Ninjak vol.1 — Weaponeer
71. Ninjak vol.2 — The Shadow Wars
72. The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage vol.2 — Second Lives
73. Wrath of the Eternal Warrior vol.1 — Risen
74. Wrath of the Eternal Warrior vol.2 — Labyrinth
75. A+A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong vol.1 — In the Bag
76. Faith vol.1 — Hollywood and Vine
77. Imperium vol.4 — Stormbreak
78. X-O Manowar vol.11 — The Kill List
79. X-O Manowar vol.12 — Long Live the King
80. X-O Manowar vol.13 — Succession and Other Tales
81. Ninjak vol.3 — Operation: Deadside
82. Ninjak vol.4 — The Siege of King’s Castle
83. Rai vol.4 — 4001AD
84. Rai vol.3 — The Orphan
85. 4001AD
86. 4001AD: Beyond New Japan
87. Bloodshot Reborn vol.3 — The Analog Man
88. Bloodshot Reborn vol.4 — Bloodshot Island
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Re: What other comics (besides Usagi Yojimbo) do you read?

Postby Maka » Mon Jul 10, 2017 14:20 +0000

Angilasman wrote:Became a big fan of Jim Woodring's Frank and Tony Millionaire's Sock Monkey last year. The 3D Frank book is one of the greatest things I own. Really recommend it.


I bought and read Jim comics in the 1990s. Strange but wonderful art. I wrote Jim to purchase a drawing of myself as one of his fantasy objects (I think it was $5) and sent in a little comic I drew about a funeral of my brother (who doesn't exist). He wrote back (with the sketch) "Ugh. Did that really happen?"

Gaffey wrote:I usually stick to Image and Vertigo, but I couldn't pass up the first trade of X-O MANOWAR: SOLDIER (2017) for $9.99. I really enjoyed it. I'd like to read more Valiant, but I don't know where to start or what can be skipped. :?


A humblebundle had a bunch of Valiant trades. I only read the Archer & Armstrong vol.1 — The Michelangelo Code - and it was good. But Matt Kindt and Jeff Lemire have both been writers for them. I like their writing, so you might try their books.

Once again, if you have a library card, you might want to try hoopladigital.com. My library has most of the books valiant comics you listed for free checkout.

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