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Old 07-25-2008, 05:37 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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I’ve just finished reading Mark Millar’s War Heroes * and can only come to the conclusion that Mark Millar is God ( or the next Alan Moore).
It is obvious that the man is a genius.
Even when you don't like Mark Millar, politics or comics, ya gotta admit that the advertising posters for the War Heroes comic is brilliant.

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Old 07-25-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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Default copyright infringement - d'oh!

Well, Tricky, I don't know anything about Mark Millar but his work looks interesting.
Since your thread is about "all things (superhero) comics related" then here is what I am reading currently:
Infinite Crisis
It's old but I have never read most of the DC stuff.

edit: actually I have read Civil War - didn't recognize the name - yeah Millar is slated to be one of the greats, I guess.
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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Originally Posted by b. frank
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Infinite Crises
It's old but I have never read most of the DC stuff.
I know what ya mean.
I'm not a real fan of the DC universe myself ( but I luv their Vertigo titles).
The only DC stuff I follow are Birds of Prey, The Teen Titans, Batgirl (Cassandra Cain) and sometimes Batman paperbacks.
I hate it when you have to follow several different titles (like most Bat-titles) to follow 1 story line.
The thing with the DC Crises titles is that you have to follow several Crises spin-offs to get the whole picture so they are really milking it.
I truly hate it when companies do this.
The other reason why I prefer Marvel over DC is that the Marvel universe is more realistic than DC's.
Only the Hulk resembled DC where the good guys are incapable of causing innocent casualties by their actions.

Isn't Infinite Crises DC's answer to Marvel's Secret Wars?
Speaking of Mark Miller and Secret Wars, ( plug, plug) Miller has written Marvel 1985 which is supposed to be loosely connected with Secret Wars I & II.
I haven't read it yet but will probably get the paperback.

Anywayz, I realise that Marvel is also draining my wallet with their Secret Invasion, but since the whole thing is conceived by Brian Michael Bendis I at least had to check it out.
I must admit that it hasn't disappointed me yet, so I'm at least gettin' my money's worth.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Southwest Houston Texas
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mark millar is the guy who originally created Wanted. Too bad that wanted movie sucked though, because the comic book written by mark miller was hot!!!!!!!
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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Originally Posted by MikeJone'sBloodyNose
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mark millar is the guy who originally created Wanted.
True, but the Movie Industry didn't want their lead characters to be villains (read: evil).

I was never a true fan of the Fantastic Four or the solo Wolverine title, but he got me reading them again.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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mark millar is the guy who originally created Wanted. Too bad that wanted movie sucked though, because the comic book written by mark miller was hot!!!!!!!
Agreed but Hollywood would never approve that story line or ending, lol. It would be an amazing movie if it ever got made right though, heh.

I like reading through the overarching stories like Civil War or Secret Invasion but they are a pain to get together and read in the correct order... even with a check list.

Speaking comics, but not heroes, has anyone read the Demo series of comics (writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan)? I really enjoyed those. Not a true serial since they weren't related to each other but a really great showcase of story telling and artistry IMHO. Weird I guess the boards don't like the links, even when I don't tag them. Here is the url for the wiki page on it...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demo_(comics)
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:37 PM
 
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I've read a few issues of Demo but don't really find it my cup of tea.
But I did enjoy American Virgin which was more to my liking.
Then again sex has always been a huge interest of mine.

The best non-superhero comic I've read is Preacher.
Garth Ennis rocks with that series.
Too bad he also left the Punisher MAX title.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:02 AM
 
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Thumbs up X-Men: Magneto - Testament

Has anyone read Magneto - Testament #1 & #2?
Magneto as a supervillain already has 1 of the most interesting backgrounds in superhero comics but in this comic he hasn't become a mutant yet.
I love the fact that Magneto's history is grounded in real history and that he bears witness to the prosecution of the Jews including the announcement of the Nuremberg Laws and the effect of Kristal Nacht.
I really recommend it to everyone who is interested in superhero comics ( or in this case supervillain comics).
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:15 AM
 
Location: SF Valley, California
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Everyone, Please look at my comic blog...its very politically incorrect, I promise!


Comic Drive Thru
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:17 AM
 
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I also have to hate most Comics turned Films that have come out for a while now.
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