Anyone read stuff of legends? What did you think of it? I never see it mentioned.
not so subtle shelf thread
Boxing week orders coming in... Still waiting on a few more things that aren't in stock yet or some shit
Got a package today, Avengers Omnibus and Untold Tales of Spider-Man Omnibus, came with a free copy of The Dark Tower too. Arrived earlier than I had expected because of the bad weather we were having this part of yurope.
Pic related is my To read/Currently reading shelf.
My finished pile, though Goon Chinatown and Hellboy Midnight Circus should be there I'm using them to hold the rest of the books up until Goon Library Volume 1 arrives.
And my for sale/unsure what to do with em pile.
Only have the tpb's of volumes 1 and 2, plan on getting the omnibus.
As for the other two I'm not sure where to put them really, wasn't planning on selling them though.
Here is my shelf. My next goal purchase is Hellboy since I could never find the time to get them, but I'm wondering if it's more worth getting the Library editions or the trades.
I don't think you grasp just what it is you're saying.
Not liking Annihilation is fine; it's not my favorite thing either, despite how highly the rest of the internet lauds it.
But to say it's the worst thing Marvel's done in 15 years? To say that
>The fucking Punisher in Heaven
>DeConnick Captain Marvel
>countless other books of the same, terrible quality
are better is something that really can't be attributed to anyone other than those unfamiliar with what was actually put out by Marvel since the turn of the millennium.
In other words: that's the new Big Two primary audience.
there was nothing wrong with ultimatium, it was a good crisis like book and it actually shook up the ultimate universe when it was starting to stagnate. ultimates 3 was okay... what are you getting at. I read all of those except punisher. They were still way more exciting.
>there was nothing wrong with ultimatium
Once again, do you really understand what it is you're saying?
I get enjoying some aspects of Ultimatum. I get seeing it for what it wanted to be rather than what it is.
But to say there's nothing--NOTHING--wrong with it...
maybe I misspoke. It had some flaws but at least it wasn't boring. Annhilation not only had tons of flaws it was boring. That's got to be the number one rule of comic books. Don't make it boring.
Lets just leave it at that.
Mainly because /aco/ doesn't have a buythread...
I love Ignacio Noe and I'm very glad to finally own these.
>buying physical comics and trade paper backs
Literally for what purpose?
If you were a true comic book fan you would understand that it's way different to physically read the comic than to download on your computer. Plus you're helping out the artist.
Waiting on these right now. IST is taking their time.
I'm waiting on my first order from IST, seems to be taking it's time.
Got my Avatar order today tough.
Here are the books that I most recently obtained. I got iZombie and Chew for Christmas. I just bought Sandman Omnibus volume 1. I'm picking up the Sandman Omnibus volume 2 on Monday. I'm looking into getting the Death collection but I'm not sure if I should get the Death Deluxe or Death Absolute. Not quite sure of the differences between the two.
Here is shelf 1 and lets just get it out of the way.
That is what I was thinking put that much for 360 pages seems pretty high. But the Death Deluxe only has 320 so I'm not sure what the missing 40 pages are.
And here is my second shelf.
Awww shit, nigga. Is it time for a shelf thread?
I order all the time from IST and this order has taken an unusual amount of time. Even pre-Christmas orders weren't this slow. There's clearly a personnel or logistics complication here around New Years+the following week.
"books that women usually like" does not mean "books for women." Chill.
And it's not JUST a matter of the individual books. Taken as a whole, your shelf looks very feminine. Luna Bros, Harley Quinn, Sandman, Saga, Wayward, lots of "strong female protags."
I kind of zoned out halfway through Vol. 2
Is it worth powering through? I felt like it was just "more of the same" and I expected a bit more than "indie Suicide Squad."
>Orion, 52, Planetary Omnis
Those are the next DC omnis on my list, and I can't decide which to get first. I saw your shelf in a previous thread as well and it tortured me just as badly. "Just buy all three at once," is the terrible idea it gives me.
I was responding more to that one anon but I do get it. I prefer more story driven comics than action driven comics because I have no idea where to start in the larger series. Most male driven books are super hero series that I don't know where to start on.
Planetary is extremely indebted to modern, widescreen storytelling; it's a good series, but you may want to hold off on it if you're worried about the most bang for your buck.
I liked Orion a lot more than 52, but it comes down to whether you want cosmic and trippy or more traditional superhero stuff.
>3 for 2
I've never really used B&N. Hmmmmmm
no hard feelings. I LIKE everything on that shelf. I'm not trying to play some "man up!" card. And you're right about the "typical cape" business.
In the vein of Sweet Tooth
>Essex County if you haven't already, also Meire
In line with Empowered
Moving towards heroes
>Grant Morrison's Animal Man
(Hell, maybe you even wanna check out Lemire's Animal Man before/after that)
Does this count as literature maybe?
Yeah, Planetary was 3rd. And "but it comes down to..." is absolutely the question I've been mulling over.
It seems the "heartiest" as well.
Thanks for the recommendations. I actually used to own Grant Morrison's Animal but sold my copy of some dumb reason. And don't worry about literature. I read books as much as comic books. I'm working on the H.P. Lovecraft collection and The Divine Comedy.
52 is great but the omnibus seems too large, best format is the 4 paperbacks since you get the notes pages with those (they were left out of the omnibus for some reason)
DC is putting out two larger trades for it soon too but I'm not sure if they will have the notes pages
>hardcover, but unwieldy
>or manageable softcovers, but smaller pages
>I kind of zoned out halfway through Vol. 2
Well that's when Fiffe started doing the issues focused on each individual team member. I like those issues (just like how I like all of Copra), but volume 3 is where he gets back on track with the storytelling. So yes keep reading, you faggot. You especially need to hurry up and get to issue 21, my personal favorite. It's basically just one long action scene with very little dialogue, but goddamn is it awesome.
>devil trips and god trips back to back talking about Sandman
Really hoping the realist the hell on earth bprd like the plague of frogs hc soon I want to finish my collection
Started collecting a few months back
Unfortunately, my shelves aren't tall enough for these.
I'm trying to catch up on dc history from the 80s to nu52.i want to get all the crisis books mainly. Any recommendations on versions of the major crisis books? Also want a nice collection of major story arcs for the big characters like green Lantern, flash, (I have enough batman already).. Any recommended trades I should get?
At least you're gonna travel to a different state. I'm staying in the same borough.
I'm gonna have to see if Strand has copies still. Last time I went looked like they had a good amount. Now it looks like it might have gone OOP.
I really want that Eternaut.
My copy was bought from a third-party via Amazon. Turns out it was from a library, so it has library stamps on it in some places. Not that it takes away from the whole of the book, of course, but I was expecting something a bit cleaner.
Still, it's better than not having the book at all.
>spotted on /r/comicbooks
thought my fellow buyfags would get a kick out of this...
orders a book three times, only keeps one what a massive faggot, they should take back his B&N card.
i don't have much shelf-worthy comics although i did put my carded and HM comics on the bottom with C&H
Might as well post my shelves. Missing Suicide Squad, The Doom that Came to Gotham and my Rosa Duck slipcases.
no fuck marvel for starting "essentials" B&W paperbacks then thinking haha fuck the consumer lets re-release shit (but not all of it) but this time in color hardcover and for 5x the price of the previous version...goddamn cunt faggots >:C
Not him, but it's the DCBS variant.
my matrix GN's did that :,c idk how the fuck to get the pages back in, i really didn't want to try glue, i think they just got too hot or something :/ all my floppies are in a set of drawers b.c i can't into boxes
I too, need to sort out my floppy storage. No idea where to get longboxes in my country other than international delivery though.
My shitty ass walmart bookcase can't handle the weight. Thinking about upgrading to an ikea in a couple of months.
I had to fix my SCUD Vol 2 trade. Bought it used with lose pages. I cracked the sound along where the pages fell out, applied some glue, set the pages in, cleaned the excess and waited. It wasn't prefect, but it was a dirty fix to a $2 book so I'm happy with it.
Wait for a storytime of pain. No one deserves to suffer through Countdown alone and/or sober.
Aight-but-newbie/10. Points for Wayward. Though I do agree with that other anon, get a shelf or stand those up or something.
I just recently moved and got new (narrower) shelves, so instead of taking and posting one photo with the spines illegible, i will have to post three.
Sorry if the files are large, i am yet to set up my computer and am using my ipad.
which comics should I grab if I like Green Lantern's universe? I mean comics where I can see a lot of corps and shit. I really liked the first volume of new guardians because of it
About half way through tmnt, is surprisingly good
No they aren't bad, in fact they very much continue themes from long halloween. Loebs greatness before his son passed away.
Hush is kind of a greatest hits Saturday morning cartoon. Great every now and then, wonderful fir new readers but nothing groundbreaking
I love collecting though anon....
Just found a new lcs about two blocks from home and found this deal. Five issues for five dollars
>at comic shop
>looking at Miller Omnibus
>Ask salesperson if Born Again is in it
>They say yes
do i need to express my disappointment.
daredevil is one of the few characters I like who's stuff is in print, i need to start paying up
To be honest most of the times I never even touch my omnibi because I already read it somewhere else so I just get it because I am fan of the storie or really like the writer/artes pic somewhat related just pick it up from a guy on Craig'slist for 15 bucks I'm 100 percent sure it was stolen but dam hell of a deal
that image i posted was just from google
the guy at the Mile High Comics in Lakewood CO tried to tell me the Man-Thing Omnibus had all the man-thing stuff in it, after leaving the store b.c i didn't have that much money and my brother wouldn't shell out that much for me, we looked online and saw just "how much" all of it really meant...good thing i saved my money it would be a waste to spend 100+ on something that "complete". good thing the .cbr version got ripped a few months after i got back as i was still strongly considering buying it since i couldn't find it in moe. oh well at least i have (probably) more man-thing comics on my hard drive than anyone else now and i can be happy with my two essentials
so fans will have to buy a new edition with an updated cover for 125% increase in price?
Marvel should just release an Archival Edition which has literally every appearance of a character, EVERY ONE, one panel in a comic, then the whole comic is in there, shit i'd pay ~800 for a nice quality man-thing archival edition. but of course one problem is that the stories are ongoing so it'll be tedious to try to get all of a character.
wanting the spine of his books to fade unnaturally with the rest of the book, also wanting oily fingerprint marks on it, etc...
that looks legit anon, i like the minimal non-invasive spine...would shelve/10
there's pros and cons ofc you could scan the jacket and make a copy on 11x17 paper and leave that on the shelf and box up the originals, my dad boxes up all his Stephen King jackets (which is probably smart) since he has first edition hardcovers on pretty much everything
Oh anon this absolute goes amazing with the rest of my shelf
They really are the worst. Like lol our omnibus is oop in a year GOOD LUCK CUSTOMERS! !
DC absolutes and omnis never go out like marvel.
Idw collections and especially Dark Horse (lawd the value in dark horse ohcs) seem to stay in print for awhile too
I just move so I still have a ton of other books but I try to put my expensive stuff on the shelf to keep them from getting damage I didn't really organized I just put them as I was taking them out of the boxes
oh and i see you have your bible with the rest of your fiction but i wouldn't leave it there as it's not much in the way of pictures and it's full of bendis speak (or so i've heard)
i tried to balance the weight on my shelves as the built in ones are hardly suitable for even paperbacks so i got the shelves in the picture and just moved most of my nicer books and stuff over, most of my oversized books end up in a long flat sterelite tub under my bed :,/ which is probably where my missing S.King book went to
I removed the shitty shelfs it had on it and made my own out of some wood I had left over from a work bench I had made and also reenforce the shelves with a L shape bracket so now I can put as much stuff as I can fit in it with out having to worry about it bowing
Damn, want that Ghostbusters book. The TMNT book was great to read in proper order. I waited for this set for so long. As much as I wanted the trades I did not want to go back and forth with the Micro Series be collected in separate books.
I kinda want that Elektra omni when reprinted because I have the main book and plan on getting the Companion Omni, but I already have both books collected. I prefer the GN HC I have of Elektra Lives Again.
I know I'm going to regret getting these BP by Priest complete collections when the eventual omnibus comes out but this shit is good.
My Marvel shit for the year is pretty set so far
>Punisher Max Complete Collections
>Daredevil Epic Collection: A Touch of Typhoid (This collects most of Ann Nocenti's run)
>The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Omnibus
>Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collections
>Captain America Epic Collection: Man Without a Country
>Star Brand: New Universe Vol. 1
>Vision Vol. 1
>Wonder Woman Earth One
>Omega Men: The Complete Series (You should preorder this on Amazon now I think they solicited it at the wrong price)
>Robin by dixon collections
>Elseworlds: Superman Vol. 1
>Superman: American Alien
>Supergirl: The Silver Age Omnibus v1 (If this is a HC)
>Gotham Central Omnibus
>Superman: Secret Identity Deluxe Edition (Upgrading my tpb to a deluxe)
>Absolute Preacher Vol. 1 (This will be my first Absolute)
>Wonder Woman By George Perez Omnibus Vol. 2
Still waiting on that Aquaman by Geoff Johns deluxe HC
I just got through Deadly Class 's first tpb. That shit is dope why doesn't it have a HC out?
Still can't get myself to like Wytches
Robin Vol 1 is awesome
I enjoyed Batman Earth One, Why does it get hate on /co/?
Southern Bastards is some good shit like you should all jump on that
Is Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity any good?
You get it for what its listed now.That's how I got my Spider-Verse HC for cheap
I'd like to sell my floppies because I have a godforsaken amount of them, and I want to upgrade them to hardcovers and TPBs, maybe even omnibus/omnibis, and keeping the runs I enjoyed very well.
Would it be better to sell them as a whole set, say, Snyder/Capullo batman 1-45 + 4 annuals, or sell them by story arc like Court of Owls, Death in the Family, Zero Year etc?
I didnt give a shit for the first collection of Bendis' run on Daredevil, but I want to read Brubaker's run, do I need to keep reading Bendis and his boring as fuck bendis bubbles to understand Brubaker's run?
It feels like a mash up of all the best elements from the various incarnations of the TMNT.
It's pretty fantastic, I was like you, on the fence, but I grabbed the first collection and really enjoyed it. Would recommend.
Really good summary.
It's everything you loved about tmnt as a kid but retold in an updated way adding more depth and characters.
Action is very well done. Many comics today are missing the action panel to panel fight scenes. Big plus there.
Go ahead and grab it you wont regret it
Not a bad start anon!
Nice diversity from dc you have. Love Johns GL that's really what got me into cape comics. Dial h is awesome. If you like Shazam you should seek out Black Adam: the dark age. Good stuff.
Also johns does a great Aquaman and Flash
If you like Deadly Class there is sexy hardcover of Black Science coming out next month
Also Fear Agent, Low, Tokyo Ghost, and especially Uncanny X-Force are great Remender reads
There are cheap tps and affordable over sized hcs.
Aaron's arguably best work about an Indian Reservation run by pretty much mafia header and thugs.
Man who is fbi under cover goes into the reservation and begins working a case, used to live at there and abandoned it long ago.
Very dark history between everyone slowly explored.
Lots of deepth added to characters, even those you hate are fleshed out and you can't help but feel for them.
Fully released in tps, 3 deluxe hcs
Check out the shelf loads per bookcase!
I'm moving soon and looking to upgrade myself. If i posted my shelf from a distance... it's just horror. .. so much bending and warping. I've nailed that shit and ghetto rigged it for too long. Going to get me a nice big sexy shelf fir a full display.
>Omega Men: The Complete Series (You should preorder this on Amazon now I think they solicited it at the wrong price)
I think it's right. Vibe only has two fewer issues and it's about the same. Sword of Sorcery is more though.
Plus volume 2 is coming out in a few months and that will contain issues #13–20, the Casey, April, Fugitoid, Krang, and Stockman Micro Series issues, and the complete Secret History of the Foot Clan mini-series.
I can't wait. Really glad to see these are collecting the minis as well in chronological order as well.
Comes out around my birthday, that and the Black Science hardcover.
Going to be a good month
Also i think you would like Green Lantern by Johns and Green Arrow by Jeff Lemire.
Swamp Thing by snyder and soule is probably up your alley as well.
Just on the dc side of things
>Goes to LCS to pick up some singles. Shop owner tells me the comic book prices will go up next month by 50 cents because of the shitty economy
Looks like I switching to trades for 90% of my shit now. Floppies are just not worth it anymore
I wouldn't read Black Adam: The Dark Age before reading 52.
And i wouldn't read 52 before reading Infinite Crisis.
And i wouldn't read Sinestro Corps War in your Green Lantern omni before reading Infinite Crisis.
And i wouldn't read Inifnite Crisis before reading Crisis on Infinite Earths, Countdown to Infinite Crisis, OMAC Project, Rann–Thanagar War, Day of Vengeance and Villains United.
See i think that's the logic that sometimes makes people avoid comics.
Infinite crisis maybe but everything you need to understand Green Lantern is in johns omnibus.
Adam stands on his own and 52 is a great read anytime just my opinion though
>See i think that's the logic that sometimes makes people avoid comics
True, but for the pre-Flashpoint universe, the continuity is fairly important.
Just be grateful i didn't mention Identity Crisis.
>everything you need to understand Green Lantern is in johns omnibus
Emerald Twilight and some of Hal's Parralax/Spectre stories make for good preparatory reading though.
>Adam stands on his own
I say the story hinges on 52 seeing as it was a downright sequel.
Complete Zenith or
Little nemo dream another dream
Anybody with a copy of pic related? It's on my wish-list, but some reviews are pretty damning in terms of the picture quality, and that Delirius was split up so it could be sold in another volume. Trying to find the first English edition of the book, for now. Not hard to find or prohibitively expensive, but I'm a frugal fuck.
Also, shelf pic. The Jodo books are the most recent additions.
the image quality is fine, but the lettering is clearly "remastered" and it looks a little mechanical
The pages are DC-Absolute size, but it does feel a bit exploitative to release the story over 3+ volumes. I'll take some photos in the morning. right now i'm listening to bowie......
Thank you anon from the christmas thread.
Looking forward to read it later.
I think it's more likely they'll do one volume for all of Hellboy in Hell (as Mignola has said it's ending with the second trade), and have another volume including Midnight Circus and all the uncollected Hellboy in Mexico stuff.
Hit the Barnes and Noble sale a final time and got iZombie Vol. 2, Grell Green Arrow Vol. 2, and Old Man Logan (I liked it).
I've spent way too much fucking money on this sale over the last month.
>>Daredevil Epic Collection: A Touch of Typhoid (This collects most of Ann Nocenti's run)
>Amazon has it at 40 bucks
man i thought the epic collections were supposed to be cheap, thank god for IST
is it likely that they will give out the other issues as library editions aswell when goon finishes?
dont want to have half finished collections in my shelf. thinking about buying the 3 librarys that are out or yet to come.
Nice, simple fun. Doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it doesn't need to.
>Y: The Last Man
Typical BKV: Interesting premise that never gets talked due to too much focus on shitty melodrama
Pretty great writing, not so great art. I like it as a sort of nod to all the 70s creators Morrison was inspired by, but it has it's own merits to be sure
>One Punch Man
Not a weeb, sorry
I like their art on Casanova, but I was never to sure they could cut it as writers. May be alone on this.