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  #1601  
Old 08-22-2010, 10:41 PM

The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Coming Home
7/10
Pretty good story when it finally started moving, Ezekiel was great, Morlun was an alright villain and of course I loved Straczynski reference to his own (awesome) Babylon 5.

Apparently I'm just all over the place lately when doing catch up work on comics. Might me be looking at something more a little off Marvel and DC's map next.
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  #1602  
Old 08-23-2010, 12:17 PM

Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
9/10
Wow. I usually don't like horror comics too much (they usually are just run of the mill gorefests with that are incredibly shallow and tasteless), this was fantastic and I can't wait to read the next two volumes.
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  #1603  
Old 08-23-2010, 06:10 PM

WE3
8/10
Grant Morrison proving he can write just about anything and make it interesting and heartfelt, the only problem was some of the confusing art. Definitely better than I expected.
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  #1604  
Old 08-24-2010, 06:03 AM
UNDER THE DOME
By Stephen King

GREAT idea, but, unusualy for King, I found the characterisation lacking. The main villain is ridiculously over the top (less a character than a rant really) and the teenagers dialogue is pretty laughable. Still, it moves at a relentless pace, is gripping, and has several stunning set pieces. Middling King.
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  #1605  
Old 08-24-2010, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by SAI View Post
GREAT idea, but, unusualy for King, I found the characterisation lacking. The main villain is ridiculously over the top (less a character than a rant really) and the teenagers dialogue is pretty laughable. Still, it moves at a relentless pace, is gripping, and has several stunning set pieces. Middling King.
King can't write interesting characters anymore. Either the good guys are all blandly heroic, boring and prone to corny, irksome dialogue/humor, or the bad guys are all EVIL, capital E, exclamation point. Despite the length, I found it a quick read because it is, like the definition of King's recent work, disposable Big Mac material.

Imperial Bedrooms (Bret Easton Ellis) - 3/10

Pretty bad followup, but at least lucky to not get less than zero from me!
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  #1606  
Old 08-25-2010, 06:30 PM

Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction
9/10
Re-reading through the Hellboy series to have it fresh in my mind when I read through the newer volumes (I've only read up to Vol. 5: Conqueror Worm). Still an excellent, if somewhat rough, start to a fantastic series.
Mignola's comments that Hellboy will have a definite end (most likely tragically) has me quite sad. I don't wanna see Big Red go.
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  #1607  
Old 08-26-2010, 09:05 PM

Hellboy, Vol. 2: Wake the Devil
9/10


Hellboy, Vol. 3: The Chained Coffin and Other Stories
10/10
I'd still really love to get that cover as a tattoo when I've got the funds.


Hellboy, Vol. 4: The Right Hand of Doom
10/10


Hellboy, Vol. 5: Conqueror Worm
10/10


B.P.R.D., Vol. 1: Hollow Earth and Other Stories
8/10
Story-wise, it's fantastic, but the horrible artwork for Abe Sapien: Drums of the Dead took it down a notch for me. My first taste of the B.P.R.D. comics and I'm looking forward to more.
Oh, and Lobster Johnson's comment about "self-inflicted justice" was classic.
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  #1608  
Old 08-28-2010, 01:58 AM

8/10
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  #1609  
Old 08-30-2010, 10:10 PM

B.P.R.D., Vol. 2 - The Soul of Venice and Other Stories
9/10
All around more consistent and better art that complements the amazing stories. Some stories work better than others, but still a great collection.


B.P.R.D., Vol. 3 - Plague of Frogs
10/10
B.P.R.D.'s first big mini-series, feels just as epic and worthwhile as any of Hellboy's classic mini's.


B.P.R.D., Vol. 4 - The Dead
10/10
Wow. I was kinda amazed where they've went with Abe (in a good way) and also was quite surprised at how good a character "Captain Zombie" is. Loved Johann freaking out.
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  #1610  
Old 08-31-2010, 10:17 AM
Dreamcatcher (Stephen King) - 10/10
9 years after I started it, finally got round to finishing the last hundred pages (got repeatedly side tracked by novel after novel). Fantastic story and engaging read, further cements King as my favourite author.
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  #1611  
Old 09-01-2010, 07:04 PM

Hellboy, Vol. 6: Strange Places
9/10
Good and weird. Great to have you back, HB.


B.P.R.D., Vol. 5: The Black Flame
10/10
Holy shit.


B.P.R.D., Vol. 6: The Universal Machine
10/10



Hellboy, Vol. 7: The Troll Witch and Other Stories
10/10
I wanna have your baby, Mignola.
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  #1612  
Old 09-02-2010, 09:06 PM

B.P.R.D., Vol. 7: Garden of Souls
9/10
Really good story for Abe, just weird how everyone except Abe and Daimio just disappeared and had no story left after about the second issue.
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  #1613  
Old 09-03-2010, 07:53 PM

Hellboy, Vol. 8: Darkness Calls
10/10
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  #1614  
Old 09-04-2010, 12:29 AM


7.5/10

now can watch the movie lol which i've had since March and haven't watched...my parents have watched it more then i have hehe
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  #1615  
Old 09-04-2010, 04:54 PM


I really liked this book. A lot. If you like Stephen King, End of the Word books, horror and/or fantasy check this out.
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  #1616  
Old 09-04-2010, 10:33 PM

B.P.R.D., Vol. 8: Killing Ground
10/10
Oh my holy fuck... Just, wow. These books just keep getting better and better.
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  #1617  
Old 09-05-2010, 07:17 PM


4/5
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  #1618  
Old 09-05-2010, 07:19 PM

Abe Sapien: The Drowning
8/10
That was kinda confusing and mostly interesting for Abe holding it together and seeing his first solo mission.


Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus
7/10
Lobster Johnson is much more fun when he's used sparingly.


B.P.R.D., Vol. 9: 1946
9/10
I must admit, I went into this one expecting to be disappointed, but I was pleasantly surprised. Apparently Bruttenholm was quite awesome in his youth.
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  #1619  
Old 09-06-2010, 09:30 PM

B.P.R.D., Vol. 10: The Warning
8/10
A slight lull due to some of the missing characters and it kinda feeling like more "something ever worse is coming!" stuff.


B.P.R.D., Vol. 11: The Black Goddess
9/10
A step up if only to see motherf*ckin' flame dragons fighting those big living robot things, but I'm still hoping that some stories get resolved soon.
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  #1620  
Old 09-07-2010, 08:32 AM
I re-read Warren Ellis' Orbiter. Cool stuff..
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  #1621  
Old 09-07-2010, 09:15 PM

Hellboy, Vol. 9: The Wild Hunt
10/10
I can't wait to see how this is gonna play out. I think I had a nerdgasm when I found out about Hellboy's heritage.


B.P.R.D., Vol. 11: War on Frogs
5/10
A flashback series taking place way before any recent events in B.P.R.D. history that barely adds anything new to the story and has no Mignola involvement? Ugh.
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  #1622  
Old 09-08-2010, 10:28 PM


4/5



5/5
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  #1623  
Old 09-10-2010, 02:43 PM


7/10
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  #1624  
Old 09-11-2010, 03:12 AM

Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder, Vol. 1: In the Service of Angels
9/10
A promising start to what I hope will be a great series.


Hellboy, Vol. 10: The Crooked Man and Other Stories
9/10
Classic Hellboy, but my last Hellboy trade to read, until The Storm and The Fury are collected.


B.P.R.D., Vol. 12: 1947
7/10
Not near as good as 1946, but no too shabby either.


B.P.R.D., Vol. 13: King of Fear
9/10
That's much better, thank you, Mignola. Although once again, the waiting sets in.
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  #1625  
Old 09-14-2010, 03:50 AM


9/10
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  #1626  
Old 09-14-2010, 12:46 PM
Thor: The Mighty Avenger #4
10/10
The guy that run the "wednesday is for movies podcast" had me read this yesterday. Best comic I've ever read (I don't read many) Features Thor and his buddies getting hammered while flying around earth and their goat-drawn chariot.

http://jdudhead.wordpress.com/

I still don't know how to find their podcast other than putting in "wednesday is for movies" on itunes but they talk a lot of comics. The two main guys, Dudley and Jandro, might as well be stand up comedians. Can't praise them enough. They mostly talk movies but Dudley finds a way to sneak comic talk into their podcasts all the time. Podcast is probably best for people who like comics and movies but don't want to listen to your average "comic book guy" talk comics. I actually rarely read comics but love their movie talk just cause they're so damn funny.
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  #1627  
Old 09-19-2010, 12:15 AM


3.5/5
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  #1628  
Old 09-21-2010, 06:24 PM


4/5
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  #1629  
Old 09-28-2010, 03:01 PM

6/10
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  #1630  
Old 09-29-2010, 12:43 PM


7/10
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  #1631  
Old 10-04-2010, 06:26 PM


3.5/5
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  #1632  
Old 10-05-2010, 01:40 PM

A Devil's Chaplain

nice collection of essays

some better than others but all very interesting
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  #1633  
Old 10-10-2010, 11:39 PM


8/10

A tad predicatable but makes up for it by being a fun and fast read. Delightfully creepy and gruesome in parts.
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  #1634  
Old 10-14-2010, 10:45 PM


8/10
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  #1635  
Old 10-15-2010, 11:32 AM
Finished reading all The Goon trades:

The Goon, Vol. 0: Rough Stuff 8/10


The Goon, Vol. 1: Nothin' But Misery 9/10


The Goon, Vol. 2: My Murderous Childhood (and Other Grievous Yarns) 9/10


The Goon, Vol. 3: Heaps of Ruination 9/10


The Goon, Vol. 4: Virtue and the Grim Consequences Thereof 10/10


The Goon, Vol. 5: Wicked Inclinations 10/10


The Goon, Vol. 6: Chinatown and the Mystery of Mr. Wicker 10/10


The Goon, Vol. 7: A Place of Heartache and Grief 10/10


The Goon, Vol. 8: Those That Is Damned 10/10


The Goon, Vol. 9: Calamity of Conscience 10/10

It seemed like they all went by too fast and I can't wait for more trades to get released.
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  #1636  
Old 10-17-2010, 07:27 PM

100 Bullets, Vol. 2: Split Second Chance
9/10
Going in with a blank perspective and reading the first volume, I didn't expect the sudden shift into conspiracy and espionage stuff. Still, great stuff.
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  #1637  
Old 10-28-2010, 09:04 PM

9/10
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:09 PM
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  #1639  
Old 10-29-2010, 04:59 PM


3/5
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  #1640  
Old 10-30-2010, 11:25 AM


This book really pulls you into the story. Everything is written so well and deep that you really feel like you are in the town of Pine Deep. The story is really dark and even though it is touted as a ghost story there really isn't much of a ghost presence throughout the story. The tension builds from the overwhelming evil that lives in the town and has come back after 30 years of waiting and growing stronger. This is a great book and can't wait to read the next.

4.5/5
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