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Sergio Saavedra
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Posted: 12 July 2019 at 8:29am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Perhaps my favourite current title is Immortal Hulk. It has a horror vibe that suits the character very well, IMO. Also, there is a combination of elements from different runs and even from the TV series and films that blend really well.

I subscribe what has been said about Nick Spencer's Amazing Spider-Man.
Also, I like what Bendis is doing with Superman, especially Action Comics (though I like the art in Superman better).
Tomasi's Detective Comics is quite good as well.
I'm also enjoying Tony Stark- Iron Man, and The Terrifics, in a lesser degree.
I like the tone of Captain America, but I dropped it because it is too slow to my tastes. 
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Here's a couple from me: 

-Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman on Venom. 
-Ta-Nehisi Coates writing for Marvel
-Bryan Hitch on Hawkman
-Nick Spencer & Ryan Ottley's Amazing Spider-Man 
-Marvel Epic collections
-Conan back at Marvel
-Greg Capullo drawing Batman
-JRJR drawing DC Comics characters 
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I must admit that Cates has done the impossible, or what I thought was impossible -- make Eddie Brock/Venom an interesting, three-dimensional character.

Anything is possible in comics!
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Posted: 12 July 2019 at 10:03pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I think there is a lot right about comics today. It is certainly not the same as it was during my formative years but there is still some really good stuff out there.

From Marvel: 
Jason Aaron's Thor run is second only to Walt Simonson's. 
Nick Spencer and Ryan Ottley on Spider-Man is another really good title. 
Conan by Jason Aaron is the best I have read since Kurt Busiek's Dark Horse run. 
Daredevil has been really good as well.
Gail Simone on Domino is fun
Dan Slot on FF and Iron Man are both growing on me

From DC: This one is harder because I don't like most of their current output. 
Shazam! (except for the stupid name change) has been fun. 
Justice League Dark, much to my surprise, has been really good.
The Green Lantern is fun for those who are Morrison fans
The Wild Storm by Warren Ellis is an enjoyable re-imagining of the Windstorm universe

Image is where it is at if you are not looking for superhero comics.
Brubaker puts out consistently great stuff for Image. 
Johnathan Hickman's East of West is probably my current favorite comic. He has some other great stuff that has run their course, like Manhattan Projects and The Nightly News
Lazarus from Greg Rucka is a great dystopian sci-fi story with phenomenal world building. 
Jason Aaron's Southern Bastards is awesome.
Monstress by Marjoie Liu and Sana Takeda is great fantasy stuff
Birthright is also great fantasy
Farmhand is just weird, but a lot of fun.

IDW publishes Walt Simonson's Ragnarok. Simonson on Asgardian myth without rehashing his Marvel Thor run is a treat.

From Avatar, Uber and the current followup Uber: Invasion is a good alternate history of WWII with super-powered soldiers.

From the dying embers of Vertigo I am enjoying the commentary of Trump's America in American Carnage.

I buy most of my comics digitally and the great thing about Comixology is easily finding stuff I missed out on when it came out. For example; Mike Mignolia's Joe Golem isn't new but it's new to me. I also recently discovered Atomic Robo and love it.


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Posted: 13 July 2019 at 5:40am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I must admit that Cates has done the impossible, or what I thought was impossible -- make Eddie Brock/Venom an interesting, three-dimensional character.

Anything is possible in comics!

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Tell me about it! I was never a fan of Venom until the guy at my LCS recommended this run. I really like it so far. 
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Jason K Fulton
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Gillen and Hans DIE might be my favorite comic coming out right now. Just a beautiful book. Gillen describes the book as "Goth Jumanji". The trade with the first five issues came out last month. I think issue six is coming out this month / early August?
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When was the last issue of RAGNAROK released? Two years ago?
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Something like that. But a new one is due next week or so.
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When was the last issue of RAGNAROK released? Two years ago?
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See, here's a great example of how my awareness of comic publishing has changed. I just started reading Ragnarok and since I knew the next issue was out soon I assumed (incorrectly) the prior stuff was fairly recent.

Since I have access to such a large library in Comixology I am often unaware about a comics publishing schedule.
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Something like that. But a new one is due next week or so.

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Is this true?
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 QUOTE:
What is right with comics today?


USAGI YOJIMBO is still going strong, and is now at IDW!
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 Brian Miller wrote:
Is this true?


This week now
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