post the sheleves where you keep your memebooks
need more money fo dem programs
updated autismstation, pictured for the recent statue i bought dr doom-chan
i haven't lived with my parents in 11 years mang
post your comics crybaby
How is Sweet Tooth? I just read the Nobody and fucking loved everything about it, and Jeff Lemire did it all besides the lettering, so I am wondering if this is also the case here.
Guys help. I can't stop fucking buying omnibus editions. They just drop in price so fast and they have so many comics. But I can only read them at home because they're so big. Plus I'm basically completely out of shelf space.
Sorry for the giant shitty photo, its all I have on my phone. Plus it's about a month behind on lots of expensive purchases I haven't been able to put up yet.
Also, you know what's great? The paperback Marvel Masterworks. You can find them at like every used book store on the planet and they usually price them at six fucking bucks. It's actually BETTER than the Showcase/Essential books because they're high quality and in color.
Only downside is some are hard to find in anything but hardcover, which are as expensive and rare as Archive Editions.
Where the fuck did you get those Aquaman omnis
I'll look into it, thanks for the recommendation.
how can you read omnibuses? I hate the size and weight and all that gutter loss. Maybe I'm the worst at keeping them in good conditions cause all the spines look like size after I'm done with them
I get tpb now mostly old cheap Showcase/Essential books that way I don't feel bad once they start to fall apart lol they weren't too expensive.
Love the Marvel Masterworks by far my favorite
I feel the same way about the omnibi but they just look so nice, and often have comics that are long out of print.
I try to limit it to series I've already read and like but some like Orion and Byrne FF are just too good to pass up compared to hard to find and poor quality trades.
I have to say the Alias omni I just got is a perfect compromise between content and readability.
i made them. they are storfolios and i designed spines for them in photoshop then had them printed at kinkos on a semithick card stock. inside is peter davids run of aquaman
that best of EC would be fucking awesome to own. i wish i could collect more creepy, eeric, ec stuff but all the reprints are pretty expensive and because there are so many i'll get annoyed i can't have it fully collected because it just costs/takes too much space
no lol, i've never gotten any form of government assistance in my life.
And now for something completely fucking different
D'hoy forgot pic >>77619345
My eyesight is fine, thanks. Post your mantits
How do you buy such obscure books and know what anything is? Titles like at are often not cheap as all and small 30 page self published pamphlets can be $5 or $10 depending on what stuff is..
in chicago there is a cool comic shop that has tons of indepedent and self published or locally published stuff but i'd never know what to buy
...uhm...I dunno, have you tried Eltingville by Evan Dorkin? The Beppo The Clown (am I remembering that right?) strips from Deep Fried by Jason Yungbluth have that same vibe to them as M & C, I think
My maths is terrible, another shelf.
Uhm, a lot when they come out, just keep up w/trusted publishers and cartoonists, I suppose. E-Bay for stuff I've been trying to find for years...the usual. Sorry for such a shit answer!
Give Michael deforge a go, everyone seems to love him (I mean at yr Chicago shop...not Quimby's, is it?!)
I don't really care what you think. As a youth very active in far left politics I spilled plenty of neo-Nazi blood at demos, especially during the Stephen Lawrence trial era. Not trying to be an internet tough guy but we're not all nerds. And anyway I'm a pacifist, now. 'S'funny, I've never been able to take the far right seriously, either!
ya i've read all the eltingville stuff
thanks for the rec on Deep Fried. i don't think its quimbys... its up off of clark i believe? just north of belmont
UG/alternative comix longbox
Not sure then, Quimby's would be the highest profile US LCS I know of, don't think they even SELL capes/Big Two stuff desu. Also, no problem. If I think of anything else...I suppose Johnny Ryan's Boobs pooter and Loady Mcgee stuff has a similar (but much, MUCH more offensive vibe--a collection of his Angry Youth Comics has just been released.
well in terms of cartoon humor I loved Hellboy Junior, Flaming Carrot, Groo the Wanderer and Dan Slott's Ren & Stimpy
then there's Evan Dorkin's other book, Dork
some old school well written Sunday comic strip is Krazy Kat by George Herriman which influenced tons of artists but chiefly amongst them (and my next point) is Robert Crumb. By the way I'm a Crumb fan I like his Mr. Natural the best, could be a good starting point for most newcomers
all those underground comics or "comix" were awesome
Some recent shit (haven't posted in ages)
Great taste. Personally I think The weirdo Years collection would be an even better starting point but, hey, apples and oranges. crumb was also influenced by Billy deBecks Barney Google, which is effin' GREAT, I rate it as much as Krazy Kat (I know it's not "better", I just prefer it).
Flaming Carrot is wicked!
Also this baby which is fantastic
shit forgot to mention Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
yeah Barney Google and all those comic strips were huge I mean stuff like Pogo were brilliant, not sure I've seen Walt Kelly listed in Crumb's influences but Pogo changed things and it's a nice read. I tend to try to sample pages online before I splash cash.
Harvey Kurtzman is worth a look to, his Mad stuff, Help! and Jungle Book graphic novel, which was listed in Top 100 English-Language Comics of the Century by The Comics Journal
yeah Weirdo Years is pretty solid
Trashman if you can find it is really leftist and trippy, I have only read a little online
awesome. i appreciate you taking time to give me some more recs!!
My current purchase
Yeah, I've read everyone you've mentioned, Kurtzman was a HUGE influence on the UG artists, even did a cover for jay Lynch's Bijou comics. Humbug is even MORE worth a look, but the Denis Kitchen book on him is great.
Yes Crumb has DEFINITELY listed Pogo/Kelly amongst his influences!!!
Never really liked Trashman that much. Prefer Spain's (RIP!!!) biker memoirs out of his oeuvre.
I met Tony (Knockabout publisher who put out the big omnibus) at Thought Bubble last weekend, got three BEAUTIFUL sketches from hunt Emerson, you dig his stuff? seeing him work was...damn, such a privilege!
Posting some recent mainstreamy stuff, too, then (some) of my TB haul
Sorry meant Freak Brothers omnibus!
New Emerson book...
...and amazing sketch (he also drew a BEAUTIFUL Lady Chatterley in his GN adaptation of that book, AND Casanova's dog fro Casanova's last stand. Man, he was so quick, none of 'em took more than one and a half minutes, casanova's dog took him about thirty seconds!!!
got to check it out then and sweet art >>77621070
and they also got the rights to Wonder Wart-Hog another thing I got to pick up
sorry almighty patrician
anyways this is my next book https://www.darkhorse.com/Books/24-079/The-Best-of-Comix-Book-When-Marvel-Went-Underground-HC
Stan Lee and Denis Kitchen yes please
I would also recommend VEDA: Assembly Required they had a story time the other day and it was a good book and then the actual creator came on and answered some questions pretty chill dude would love the support
I don't know where you guys get yours but it's on Dark Horse's website and of course Amazon
Whether you appreciate his style or not, you have to give props to the fact that it took him a minute, straight to pen. Most mainstream artists do an underdrawing of some kind, judging by what I have personally observed at cons.
A better question would be, "what's NOT amazing about it". Philistine, much?
Oh shortbox with all (and I mean ALL, the whole run ) of Weirdo, Arcades, some self-pubbed etc...
Sorry, better photo with better indication of contents
I have a few issues of Comix Book, I'm a fiend for Robert Armstrong, you see! Still, I NEED that hardback, definitely!
nice pick ups
That Druillet stuff is supposed to be classic. I respect him as an artist, definitely, but it's not really my "thing", good for you, though, I bet those won't be around for long! Oh, he knows how to design a page, though! And Cerebus is great.
Yup, every ishof MR, obviously all the bits he did for Weirdo and Arcade, Comix Book (3 issues of that, not sure if he's in every one)...Yellow Dog...I actually wore my t-shirt to Thought Bubble and Hunt emerson and Tony Knockabout complimented me on it! I'm buzzing 'caus in the poster to the new film of Phoebe Gloeckner's Diary Of a teenage Girl, she's clearly wearing a Mickey Rat t-shirt! I speak to Robt.Armstrong on FB quite a bit, he told me how he actually gave her a t-shirtwhen she was a girl (her family knew Crumb and Armstrong played with him in The Cheap suit Serenaders). Mr. emerson told me about the time he met him in France on a visit to Gilbert Shelton. Meeting Hunt was the highlight of my weekend.
trying to post the other two sketches but my computer's gone invisible to my bluetooth for some reason, sorry dude...
Well, I thought so! and he wasn't "name droppy" about it at all.
Also, Mr.Armstrong (and Debbie Drechsler are two of the nicest, most gracious FB correspondents on my friends list, and I have about 60-odd UG/alt cartoonists on there.
rly m9 i just read it again maybe im just not comprehending it. sorry
have this meme as a form of an apology
I'm looking at some of the solicits for Jan - March '16 and I've got some questions for you since you seem much more educated than I am on independent stuff.
>Meat Cake Bible HC
This is a complete unknown quantity to me but the style looks like something I could really dig. Any insight on the series?
Fantagraphics is printing the first four volumes of this over Jan/Feb it looks like. Once again, this is an unknown to me but the descriptions really caught my eye.
If you have any other recommendations for material that is particularly psychedelic, disgusting or bizarre, I'd love to hear it.
Lots of great stuff ITT.
I'll participate. Here's my haul.
How much did you pay for that Biologic Show? Be honest, Now! Masterplasty is great, have you seen the big version?! It's lovely.
Meat Cake is done by this crazy witch lady Dame Darcy, I never really dug her stuff but there's lots of adolescent girls casting spells and making dolls and things like that....
I've never been a fan of CF, either! But, to be fair, A LOT of people do rate him--he's more or less the progenitor of the "thin, uninked pencil line watercolor" comic-making technique that so many people (hANSELLMANN, i'M LOOKING AT YOU) have ripped off. I keep reminding myself to at least pick up one volume but I've just never enjoyed his art that much. VERY influential cartoonist, though.
>Meat Cake - there's lots of adolescent girls casting spells and making dolls and things like that....
Yeah...that might not be for me unless it's REALLY fucking weird about it.
This looks worth a shot at the very least, though I may just grab Prison Pit instead like I've been meaning to for a year.
Thanks! I guess I just outgrew capes in my late teens. Still have a soft spot for those I grew up with (I was a DC, not Marvel kid).
Sorry, psychedelic, bizarre or disgusting? Hhm. I guess Michael Deforge has covered all those at some point....Jesse Jacobs Safari and By This You Shall Know Him are great recent books....Glenn Head's new GN Chicago will be WELL WORTH buying if you like starving/bizarre artist stories....Johnny Ryan is pretty disgusting....
>>77625001 this guy here with the Al Columbia book The Biologic Show knows his shit, problem is he only has one GN ("Pim & Francie's Golden Bear Days") the Biologic Show goes for INSANE prices and the rerst of his stuff is scattered around anthologies (most recently Mome but his best is in Zero Zero, I posted three issues with his work in earlier, and they're rare as shit, too, I'd been after those issues for many years BECAUSE I knew they had Columbia work in 'em. You can get the Mome's cheaply, though, and maybe find a cheap copy of Pim & francie.
You in the US? That's damned good for that, didja bid or "buy now"? But 20 dollars plus postage to UK for a beat up copy, fuck that. I lucked out on a copy of #1 a few years back (old bookshop who didn't know what they had) and I've got about 90% of what he ever published. There is some AMAZING Columbia stuff in those Zero Zero's, you familiar with "I Was Killing Before Killing Was Cool" and "Alfred The Great" ? Real knock-out comix, just amazing.
Gotta update my shelf again. Was going to go out today and buy Lemire's Underwater Welder and pick up my week's pull, but after driving with bald tires in a foot and a half of snow and drifting into an exit sign I decided tomorrow was as good a day as any for it.
my shelf by the way
>Cryptozoic man display
what the fuck was the point behind that story anyway. By the time I read to the end of it all the plot points had been addressed but it still felt so arbitrary and like an excuse to draw apocalyptic satanic imagery and gore. I understood the explanation they gave as to what was going on and how they were trying to deal with it but I still don't understand the reason all of the ethereal conflict revolved around in the first place or why the characters were the only ones involved if this was supposed to be on a global scale
Mieville should stick to books but Dial H was very good. It was very unexpected and surrealist, and I do wish that I had the benefit of reading it an issue at a time, but it's a thoroughly entertaining read.
It's fucking weird, but in a good way
Hipsters are people who pretend they are into comics but doesnt know anything about comics. A person like Vollstix knows probably more about comics than anyone else on this board, including geekculture oriented stuff like capes and shit too. A hipster would probably pretend to read superhero shit cause he wouldnt know about anything else.
I have a stack of like 5 books I havent read yet. But that is not because I don't read. It's because I like to build up a pile, then take a day off with nothing but reading comics.
You fucking honour me, I'm sure that's not true but it's very kind of you to say.
I know, it's with lending stuff out, I often rearrange shelves so books fit nice and snugly erect
Hahah wow probably not as much as you'd expect...probably , like, 15?
I saw the second trade (I think? It COULD have been the hardcover) at a con but there was so much more I had priority for. Great comic though. Old dude kicks ass. With a STICK. A fucking STICK.
Hey man bought my first contemporary Marvel comics in years, the Howard The Duck I posted photos of earlier! I felt strangely...proud (?) of myself! AND it's an amazing, funny comic, lovely clean art and funny as shit.
I need to sort out my floppy storage, I have them split across a couple of small horizontal stacks atm.
BTW--lotsa sex in Meatcake--scratchy art style--v.original, some long-ish arcs but mostly consists of short stories. I hope my description doesn't do Ms. Darcy's work a disservice!
She was on an episode of "Blind Date" that I'm STILL trying to find a vid of! Not that it's owt to do with her work but she's a pretty woman.
Yoyoyo got the bluetooth sorted, if you're still around, anon! First, Casanova's dog...
...and now get ready to jizz (NOT 'cause she's all nude, I mean 'cause of the quality of art...who knows ya may jizz 'cause she's naked anyway!)
Like I said (I think?!) dunno if you've read the actual "proper" book but Mr.Emerson, in a few penstrokes, PERFECTLY DISTILLED the character, the joyous re-discovery of sexuality, down to the metaphor of the dirty feet, of Lady Chatterley. Literally, a picture HAS said a thousand words! Again, Hunt Emerson took one of the canonical works of English Lit and totally, completely made it his own. He is a true master, a national treasure and a top bloke....now, here we go....
Actually I would say there are some VERY weird parts in Meat cake...she has a thing for vampires and lesbian sex features a lot, cooking...but probably Pwr Masters would be more "up your street", maybe? It's kind of a weird, psychedelic sci-fi epic...a genre comic told through an artcomix lens...said it before but CF has been INCREDIBLY influential. Ya wanna see a REAL comix hipster, google a pic of him!
Sorry to sound like the elitist snob I try NOT TO BE, but you have (some) good taste. All those contemporary capes are not up my street at all even tho' I was a batfanboy through and through. However the second shelf is great; there are some AMAZING "alternative" cartoonists in those Adventure Time Books , top marks for Miss Don't Touch Me, I almost ordered the Nobrow book when I won a $50 gift certificate in a quiz from the old tcj.com-affiliated blog The Panelists but ended up buying a lot of small stuff. And of course Hansellmann (I don't like him enough to BUY his work, but he can be VERY funny). WICKED Bats and AT figures, too, Anon!
And again, sorry if I came off a bit snobbish, /co/mrade.
Well, I DID say I try hard to fight against my (slightly) elitist opinion....but farting loudly at the dinner table whilst eating (in the West, at least!) is unarguably "bad taste". Oh, cheers for the lil' ad hominem, there, too!
nah hipsters like underground stuff simply because they're contrarian, they may or may not actually know their shit
like saying some short indie stip is better than Watchmen simply because it's unknown to casuals
I would never say such an asinine statement. Watchmen WAS innovative; it WAS an utter game changer, it DID tear the rulebook into small pieces. I just feel that all the innovation (or, say 95% of it) and inventiveness is coming out of the small press/self-published scene. Capes ceased to be a force for experimentation or originality many years ago. If you look up a bit you'll see I bought the new Howard The Duck, which is GREAT, I love X-Statix, obviously Kirby, Steve Rude is my favourite "mainstream" artist, I mean, I started reading comics before I COULD read (about '81, '82?) and was collecting seriously at about 7 or 8 years of age...before the direct market you could go to any newsagent (basically what you'd call a "corner store" in the US) and see at least three LOOOOOOOONG shelves of comics, from "kids stuff" to Brit comics (and brit reprints of US stuff) and, finally, AMERICAN COMICS. It was possible to buy new US stuff every week; I'd always pick up (or, Granny or Grandad would, I mean!) about 7-10 titles a week, running the gamut of all the above genres.
Also you can't generalise "hipsters" as ALL being "contrarian"; I buy the stuff because I love it and I love THE MEDIUM. I don't care about "casuals", if someone reads comics a bit, fine, it just does not irritate me at all. Branding people with catholic taste in comics as "hipsters" certainly DOES, though.
Hey I even read that Secret Wars #1---biggest load of nonsense I've read in a long time. Utter shit. The Big Two are just getting worse and worse, that's a fact not many could credibly argue with. Like, making Jim Gordon Batman?!?! You can literally HEAR the bottom of the barrel being scraped. Oh yes, with very few exceptions, their well has run dry, dry as a BONE. Oh, and call me a "hipster", pretentious, whatever--I really could not care less.
Yes, I am indeed the same lad who posts on tcj.com quite regularly. Thanks for saying such a nice thing! it really means a lot, /co/mrade.
Actually came back 'cause my mate Loady McGee who posts on here ( he did a Real Stuff storytime a few weeks back in honour of Dennis Eichorn's passing) told me there was a new comics board, aco. I thought he was exaggerating when he said it's 99% porn. Well, he wasn't! Checked the catalogue and couldn't find ONE non-porn comic....I think it's a real missed opportunity, myself, but I suppose it tells us what (most) channers want....
Just got these in from IST. I took the dust jacket off of the Sandman book because JUST LOOK AT THAT COVER ART.
That Safe Area Gorazde H/C looks WICKED, what a great book. Have you read Bumf! yet? I'm thinking it got a bit of a lukewarm reception, maybe? Anyway the actual design of the book looks beautiful--as usual with Fanta!--the detail, those little inlaid (or whatever the correct word is) corner parts and the embossed title, just LOVELY. In fact I prefer that to the Sandman cover, DESU! What is it? Some new spin-off or a book from the original collection? And either my eye is failing me, or that ain't no Dave McKean cover!!! Oh yeah it's definitely not, I see a sig which I can't make out......so, more info on Sandman book (and maybe a photo of the dust jacket?!, please?!?) if possible, /co/mrade?
The Sandman book is the collected 6-issue prequel that just wrapped up: Sandman Overture. It's still Gaiman writing, but JH Williams III is on art/covers (although for the single issues, McKean did variant covers). The dust jacket is the cover of issue #1.
I hadn't heard of Bumf before you mentioned it, but by the looks of it...I'm not sure if it would be up my alley. I prefer Sacco when he's shooting straight and reporting, but hey, I suppose he'd be pretty effective at taking jabs at people. I might check it out.
Very smart shelf! Is Y: The Last Man REALLY as good as it's made out to be? I read, like, volume 3 once so didn't get the full impact, obviously; I thought it was entertaining a pretty original, too. And I'm ALWAYS jelly of those Plague of Frogs and X-Statix omnibuses (omnibi?!?!)!!!!
Love Flex Mentallo and Swallow Me Whole. Also Rasl was DAMNED good!
Then you have no idea what a hipster really is. A person who actually knows his shit is not a hipster in my eyes. Hipsters are just following trends when the trends are still new, just to jump on another trend when it becomes too mainstream. Lately it has been "cool" to be geeky. And geeks like geekculture oriented kiddie shit i.e superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy etc. That's what hipsters are pretending to like. Fact is, they don't even care about comics. People who reads alternative/underground/grown up comics often know their shit, otherwise they wouldnt be into it in the first place.
Not him, but it starts as a parody of Conan/Red Sonja/Slaine/other sword and sorcery comics, so arguably, the first book is the easiest to get into. Starting with volume 2, it turns into more of a political commentary. Then it just keeps going off the rails from there.
I'm only wrapping up vol 2 right now, but I'm enjoying it. Vols 3-4 are apparently satires of politics and religion, and people really seem to like those. After that, the fanbase seems split from what I've heard. But hey, that's still about 100 or so issues that most people agree are pretty great!
Not really but it gets DAMNED good, DAMNED quickly!
Ah, okay; I've seen THAT image around the 'net. I take it you recommend it? I liked a lot of the Sandman arcs....The Corinthian still gives me the shitters.....urgh. I actually BOUGHT the first ish of Sandman from my Grandparent's local newsagent, just because I'd seen the ads and new Gaiman's stuff and dug Sam Keith...unfortunately, though, it got read and re-read, the cover fell off and it eventually got thrown away by my Mum. Very soon after I got into these things called "bags" and "boards".
Re:Sacco, have you checked out Notes From A Defeatist or But I like IT? The latter is his book about music, mostly autobio of him gigging across Europe with a psych/grunge band, also him covering the Fat Possum tour (ya know who put out RL Burnside and those kind of "drone blues" guys?), that's a REALLY good, fun book (picked up my H/C for 2 QUID from my nearest proper comics shop, Notes From A Defeatist was ONE pound from my town's "toy shop that sells Big Two GN's and back issues (oh, and 2000ad and "genre independent" stuff)".
If you can get the former cheaply give it a go, in fact give 'em BOTH a go, "Notes..." has some shonky as hell drawing but more stuff in the vein of "Bumf!!!"
Thanks for the info, too, Anon!
Oh, okay. I have quite a good few X-Statix issues and found some more at my local "comics" shop but didn't have enough cash on me for'em and the other stuff I wanted. But, yeah, great comic.
You're talking pure sense tonight, man.
Yeah, the later volumes get a bit wappy....I genuinely think Cerebus is the Ulysses (I mean, the Joyce novel) of comics, I really do....
I don't think Overture tops the original series' high points, but I think it's a worthy prequel, if only because it sets up why Dream was so weak that he could be captured by a bunch of nobodies down on earth. There are a few good cameos too - there's a brief scene with the Corinthian in the first issue that explains why he was able to run amok in the first place.
The art really steals the show, though. JH Williams packs so much into every page (it can occasionally be *too* much). The panels/layouts are busy but gorgeous. There are even two big scenes that fold out into four-page spreads. Shit is crazy.
Thanks for the story of your life namefag but I wasn't talking about you at all. "Catholic taste in comics" wow that gave me cancer, really thanks a lot.
>Then you have no idea what a hipster really is
>[...]is not a hipster in my eyes
>in my eyes
Then that's like your opinion, man. So after how many years of getting to know his shit you stop being a hipster?
What's up my man?! I'm back like herpes!
Okay, I want all of these especially since reading the Sciver storytime...
Glenn Head offered me a sketched in copy for $25, I think I'll take him up on it! "Caricature" is filled with amazingness, not a dud strip anywhere
I can't remember but is that Mome the one with the Eleanor Davis story about that huge Mother-thing? That was great. Also; Lint. Best thing Ware's done (that I've read, obvs).....carrying the thoughts of a dying man onto the back cover....we talked about the Gary Panter homage on FB, that just blows me away, amazing....I'm sure Black River is a total barrel of laughs! You started Clover Honey, yet?
Great to see you here mate! I checked out aco.....it was literally ALL PORN. gross, fucked up porn that would probably make Al Goldstein puke! Shit mate, ya weren't joking....oh did ya give my minicomic suggestion any thought?
What's wrong with "catholic taste in comics"?! You do know "catholic" is a synonym for "eclectic", right?!
"Thanks for your life story, namefag", aww, what a sweet young thing you are! Are you maybe slightly bitter that a few people have written nice things about me coming back after a long absence, whilst you sit there, griping about people who actually love THE MEDIUM and call them hipsters? I wonder.....there's only two kinds of comics. Good, and bad.
I wish more people knew about the entomology of the word "hipster", then being called it wouldn't seem like a bad thing at all, in fact quite the opposite.
Attention span of a gnat, LOL!
You're really pained about such an insignificant label, aren't you?! It was entertaining for a bit, now it's just getting a bit pitiful. Go for some fresh air, maybe have a little jog, you'll feel better--and it'll get you away from the computer for a while. Have a great night, it's genuinely been really fun(ny)!
I have not started reading Clover Honey yet but I will soon. Yeah, but there were some great non porn stuff on aco last time I checked. Chris Ware storytime, AYC storytime and stuff. But I have not been there or here in ages except for that Real Stuff storytime. Just felt obligated to post in this thread now that you're back.
Just moved out of parents house so I am a little more broke than normal
Stop responding?! You fucking started this shit, you fucking hypocrite. But don't worry about me responding anymore.
Er, yesterday? Coming Up For Air, George Orwell and finished The Iron Council By China Mieville.
What, you think all comic aficionados are uncultured thickos or something?!
Any advice on how to read TPBs?
Meaning, I just got a cool rare manga that's kinda hard to get where I live, and I want the spine to remain in the best condition possible, because I intend to read this a lot.
Not pictured: daredevil essential 1.
Love me some horn head
Unread you say? Probably 25 percent. I guess. Hard to tell with some of the books being omnis. Why I haven't gotten as much as I wanted this year.
Never been on Reddit.
That's the thing I like about /co/, it keeps your ego in check. For every "hey, good to see you back vollstix" there's been an equal number of people who obviously think I'm a cunt!
Never trip"fagged", but I'm not worried....I'm with Louis-Ferdinand Celine on that one...just kidding, not really,it IS nice to be popular...pretty crazy to think that posting a collection of non-mainstream comix can inspire hatred! Ah well, ya learn not to take this stuff personally!
No disrespect intended, you have a nice collection of capestuff but don't you think DC could do with hiring a REALLY GREAT book designer? Thse spines always look so damned ugly to me.
Fair enough, I suppose. Can't please all the people all of the time, etc. The simplest thing to do would be to NOT READ MY POSTS when you see my name or are you just masochistic like that?
I don't think Marvel's are QUITE as unsightly, however both company's OMNIBUSES always look spot-on, 'specially the Kirby Fourth World ones. And X-Statix!
Yeah, I agree that some consistency would be nice. My favourite thing about collecting New 52 stuff was the line-wide consistency on my shelf, and now they've fucked it up by changing what is classed as consistency. It's why I love Hellblazer new editions - they look great on a shelf together. And the DC Graphic Novel collection that builds the Alex Ross art along the spines.
I can literally feel your anger at my unwillingness to engage you in the argument you so obviously want.
Would love those Hellblazer's. Such a great comic. You heard the stories about Moore and Delano meeting Constantine IRL? Explainable but the stories are kind of weird. Azzarello saw him too but avoided "him" on purpose, apparently. Very weird.
It's a cool story. The idea that this comic character is so pervasive that he get's into his writer's minds to the point that they actually get an opportunity to meet the focal point of their creativity.
The books themselves are really nice. Working towards everything Hellblazer in chronological order, think they're up to volume 12 and no signs of stopping any time soon, which is great.
"The real secret of magic? It's that any cunt can do it."
>he idea that this comic character is so pervasive that he get's into his writer's minds to the point that they actually get an opportunity to meet the focal point of their creativity.
Is Mome an anthology of oneshots or excerpts of longer workers like Best American Comics?
But really, I do need a bookshelf for all my unread and unwatched. I got 8 shelves of books already and 9 shelves of movies two deep. It's horrible. I'm waiting for my dresser to collapse under the pressure.
Not pictured: All my Mignola stuff
Also that Lovecraft book has always been kinda fucked like that. No idea why
And here's my desk with some more comic stuff
nah i mean.. it was nothing super special. i swap out whats on my wall about once every week or two weeks except for a few titles that are always up
yea but its the 1990 4 part series before books of magic actually started in 1994
i have the entire run of the books of magic and hunter in floppy though
i also have books of magic first printing tpbs
Mome was an anthology that contained both short stories and longer series. Life With Mr Dangerous was the longest running story in Mome I think. Also those Paper Rad/Problem Solvers people had a pretty long running series in it too. But there arent any excerpts like in Best American Comics.
No new purchases to speak of, but I'm finally set up on Alaska's overpriced data-capped internet!
The most exciting thing I've discovered about this place, thus far, is that they actually still have Blockbuster stores here.
Possibly, anon. These are some fairly large stores to boot. I've seen two so far, but apparently there are a few more in the Anchorage area. They sell pop culture merchandise as well, including a few POP! figures that are a bit harder to find these days. I'm planning to grab and Egon one for my friend in Texas if it's still there next time I stop by.
I'll post one later, since I forgot my wallet in the car when my wife went to work this morning. They're pretty much the same as the one I had back in the day in Tennessee, but the one they gave me here feels much flimsier.
Yeah like Loady said. Also the Oliver Schwauren book consists of all (and there were a lot) of stories he did for Mome. Either way it's worth trying to pick up, lots of Johnathan Bennett in the first few issues, a great, great non-boring autobio cartoonist who draws like a dream.
The Ben Jones (Paper Radr dude) was a collaboration written by him and drawn by Frank Santoro, it was basically just offshoot stories from their Cold Heat series.
>pirate Nightcrawler bust
>Tomb of Dracula
>Werewolf By Night
>Howard The Duck
Good taste, my friend.
Why must you taunt me with your Morbius POP! every thread, anon?
Grabbed this beauty the other day from my LCS.
I need to go back sometime and grab the two Day of Chaos books they had
Does that have the Simping Detective stories in it? The SD trade has been out of print for a while and typically goes for crazy prices when I find it.
I've been eyeing some on there, but some folks ridiculously think they're gonna get like $35 plus $10-15 "expedited" shipping for them.
I've never been on reddit, Jesus. Do you really thik you can find Debbie Drechsler or Roy Tompkins comix on there? And yeah, I know, it was my mistake for triple-posting, sorry, okay?
Please never come back. You're the worst poster shelf threads have ever seen. I've never seen a more effeminate male shitposter in my life. The amount of unnecessary punctuation and apologizing out of you is disgusting. Top kek.
these are such quality posts
This newfaggot is the worst.
so close to sextupletu
also +1 for this fuckface being complete cancer
Newfaggot?! Hahaha! See>>77638431,>>77641004. You're obviously the "newfaggot".
Cheers. It's almost like people want to start arguments!
Nah, surely not.
Not arguing with you guys anymore, it's boring, this is like those kids who were bullied really badly at school picking on someone else 'cause they think they have "power" or some sorta right of veto on this site. If it weren't so transparent, it'd be funny, instead it's just pitiful.
>Not arguing with you guys anymore, it's boring, this is like those kids who were bullied really badly at school picking on someone else 'cause they think they have "power" or some sorta right of veto on this site. If it weren't so transparent, it'd be funny, instead it's just pitiful.
Consider the following. You post like a fag, your shits all retarded and you engage people with petty retorts that will only bring more negative replies. It's why you're getting called a newfag and being told to go back to reddit.
For the record I've never replied to you. So before you take your name off and post more obvious replies defending yourself and thinking it's a conspiracy, think again.
>you will never have someone else who loves you or cares about you
>you will never be lovable
>you'll continue to spend every birthday and holiday completely alone aside from internet friends and video games
wow a compliment. thanks friendo :)
fug i know dat feel familia
>she is pretty great
d-does she have a boyfriend ;_; maybe we can share?
Got really lucky and scored a huge lot of trades on ebay last week for one fifty, including that elusive Starman Omnibus Volume 3.
starman omnibus 3 is being reprinted in less than 2 months
you may want to attempt to sell the third volume while some people still don't know its getting reprinted
Anybody else excited for Tipping Point? New works from a ton of artists including Paul Pope, Matsumoto Taiyou, Eddie Campbell, and fucking Keiichi Koike who I assumed was dead or something because of Ultra Heaven being on permanent hiatus. I'm hoping that Humanoids does more books in this vein.
Cool. I may have to purchasing a few of them. I'm assuming it has material that isn't collected elsewhere? It also looks like it was discontinued which is a shame.
I am, I'd buy anything with pope even though he isn't the greatest writer
only 100 pages so it won't be much unfortunately
Yes, Mome has lots of stuff which hasn't been collected, the only stuff I can think of offhand that has are the Schwauren stuff and all the Dash Shaw stories (which were in the Unclothed Man In The 35th Century collection). Oh, also the Eleanor Davis comics in her recent collection.
Posting some of my Thought Bubble haul and my recent stuff from Oily Comics.
Rate my shit.
I've also got Understanding Comics (which isn't pictured) and I'm getting Flex Mentallo within the next few days
My persistence paid off. I just got the regular Morbius for $15 total, shipped to Alaska.
That's just cruel, anon. What'd I ever do to you?
Still, I'm glad you're able to get those Symbiotes. The Anti-Venom I saw up here looked pretty awesome.
They're releasing some more Spider-Man exclusives, according to this leaked pic that was posted on /toy/. I may have to get Taskmaster.
There are some for the MCU Daredevil coming too. I like them for the most part, but I can't help thinking it looks like the final DD costume has a black corset or something.
It's posts like these that make me realize how lacking I am in the dad jokes department. I'm going to have to step up my game if I want to be able to embarrass my kids by the time they're in high school.
A few new collections showed up on amazon
>Avengers Time Runs Out OHC
>Daredevil Epic Collection: The Man Without Fear
>Avengers by John Byrne Omnibus
>The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl & the Great Lakes Avengers by Ditko
>Captain Marvel: Earth's Mightiest Hero Vol. 1 by Kelly Sue - Looks like this is a complete collection
>Incredible Hulk Epic Collection: Man or Monster?
>NYX: The Complete Collection
>Secret Wars: Last Days of the Marvel Universe HC
>Checkmate By Greg Rucka Vol. 1
>Batgirl: Cassandra Cain Vol. 1 & 2
French canadakek here.
There's this little book store right besides my university that sells a tons of comic books and manga for dirt cheap. Picked all these (except Hellblazer) there over the month for absolutely nothing.
I also managed to get Blacksad vol1, the last three volumes of Ordinary Victories (Le Combat Ordinaire - Manu Larcenet) and the first dozen volumes of Shamo (Coq de Combat - Akio Tanaka) by browsing this place. I swear they are gonna ruin me by the time I'm done school.
I just wish they'd reprint complete collections of the old Captain Britain stories, now that the Alan Moore/Alan Davis omnibus is OOP.
honestly can't believe grown men collect this mass produced overpriced plastic that will be worth nothing and never has been worth anything
please post the day you finally snap and realize "oh fuck i just wasted a lot of money on memefigures"
but starcraft is the coolest ever. there isn't a harder game in existence and last season i finished ranked 1100 in the united states :3
it makes me feel gud about myself
That's awesome. I could never get out of platinum. It just isn't in the cards for 95% of people to ever be good, no matter how much time they dedicate. Crazy to think that even at that rank you're leagues away from the pros considering GM MMR starts at 2500 and ends at 3500.
yeah i dont think i'll ever get GM. the best i can ever hope to be is the shittiest masters player possible
im playing random right now and ranked 3400 in the u.s. so the climb back into low diamond is grueling considering i just cannot play as terran
>Captain marvel , Kelly sue...
god dammit will they ever collect Genis-vell by PAD? ... its one of my favorite runs and i only have part of it in floppy ;_;
...also a question:, does anyone have basic recommendations for entry level Dredd? I dont think I'm going to be down for collecting all the case files but are there some decent stand alone collections for someone who just wants to read about punks getting sent to the iso cubes? I'd just like a couple nice HC's of Dredd when i need to scratch that itch.
Picked up the walking dead compendium yesterday along with red green and blue lantern rings. Found the axis tie in tucked away on a sheriff today.
8/10 haul. Would have been better if they had a black lantern ring to finish off my collection
What are you all reading right now? I'm reading the omni of Kirby's second Cap run. Apparently at the time it came out it caused a problem with marvelfags because it ignored mainline continuity. At this point, though, that seems more a feature than a bug.
The stories are a weird combo of silver and bronze age tyoe stuff.
I love it.
I think the problem was it was a harsh tonal shift from Steve Engleheart's run that was focused on political/social commentary to Kirby going full Kirby. Both are really solid though
I'm reading Claremont X-men, just finished the two issue story where they get kidnapped by Arcade and Colossus get's brainwashed and tries to kill Cyclops and Wolverine for the glory of the motherland
monster of frankenstein
i highly reccomend you all pick up the new monster of frankenstein book. its 31 issues and 500 pages for $23 bucks.. printed in color
SOME stuff in the book is not in color however, but the monster of frankestein run is, and other stuff is as well.. i'd say about 70% of the book is in color
it's a super dense read and really great so far. it takes a very long time to read, but that's a good thing for me
this is my new go to for reccomending people value/page
I'd love that. I've got most of the Classic trades they released, except for the last Alan Davis collection.
My first Dredd stuff was Judge Dredd: The Henry Flint Collection, which is a fun collection of one-off stories featuring the art of Henry Flint.
I've just begun working my way through my three volumes of Vampire Tales, after re-reading the Guggenheim/Chaykin run of Blade.
>the two issue story where they get kidnapped by Arcade
Good stuff, that. The first issue (Uncanny X-Men #123) is the pride of my collection, being that Arcade is my favorite Marvel villain.
I've got the Essential Monster Of Frankenstein and the black & white is excellent for the mood of the stories, gives it that classic horror movie feel. Might be next on my list of Marvel horror titles to read/re-read now that we're getting settled in at the new house.
Hot damn. Slap me on toast and call me jelly. I've been wanting to check out Blueberry for a while, but the trades are always so expensive. Is that a new printing?
Brand-spanking new deluxe HC by the newest publisher in Sweden. They've been releasing fan-favourites in deluxe HC format, they already have Valerian and Lauraline and Thorgal and are adding Blake and Mortimer next year.
I can only hope they snag Corto Maltese from those faggots at Kolik. :^)
>being that Arcade is my favorite Marvel villain.
Yeah reading a classic story with him just made me realize that Avengers Arena was worse that I thought. In an attempt to make the villain more sinister it ruined everything about him that's great
Add The Life After vol 2 to this but besides that I haven't got anything new in a month. Getting Frankenstein Underground and possibly Silk vol. 1 this week though
Aw man considering how long 6 Voyages took to get onto Amazon it's going to be ages for Delirius as well
ya that era of horror comics is the most comfy thing in terms of comics for me...tomb of dracula is probably my favorite
nice original copy of the stand... i really wish i could find a copy of the stand that comes in 2-4 books for easier reading but it just doesn't exist....
i'd just like something i could bring to work that wasn't fuck huge. i pulled out my shitty mass market paperback the other day to start rereading. i think im going to do like 50 pages a day for the next 3/4 of a month or so and knock it out. by far the best book ive ever read
Those bright green books are the Plague of Frogs omnibuses. The Hell on Earth storyline comes after that and will be collected in the same way only after it ends. More info here: http://hellboy.wikia.com/wiki/Trade_Paperback_Collections
Clear out one shelf, perhaps the top one. Put all you're comics there.
clear out a second one where you put all your non-comics literature.
And for goodness sake don't have socks and or other clothes on a shelf.
Got these in the mail today. Descender is awesome. The art is amazing. Though the sound effects didn't really match up with the art. I'm assuming that they were done by the letterer and not the artist.
Oh, and Fantagraphics is having 40% off everything in their store on Cyber Monday for anyone who is interested.
Apparently, we're all wrong. Looks like there are at least twenty-seven volumes to date.
that last volume . fuck
Not got a pic yet, but just took delivery of Fable Deluxe Volume 1. Never read Fables before, so got my fingers crossed that I like it.
Anyone know whether these Deluxes will be heading out of print any time soon? If so I'll try and pick them up ASAP.
>frame on the far left is crooked
That's a pretty sweet Doom. What vidya card is running all those displays?
you don't need a super sweet vidya card to run multiple monitors, just the card needs enough ports
i ran a 560ti, a 760 PE for a while and ive had a 980ti for about 2 months and it's a fucking beast
i game at 5760x1080 and i can max everything out. skyrim with all 4k textures and 280+ mods runs at about 40-60fps with enb enabled
I think it looks different because it's published by someone other than DC, which would at least be a better excuse than, "Meh, we just felt like changing things up." which usually seems to be the case.
Didn't Eisner's family get the rights back from DC recently or something, hence Dynamite running a Spirit series now?
>IST added the ability to share wishlists.
dank. fucking. memees.
also, just preordered this signed edition
They're not that nice, but still pretty nice. Uses matte paper instead of glossy like Gundam. Glossy outside cover instead of the orgasm-inducing material that Gundam uses. Includes color pages, little sketches, and short interviews.
Just move to my new home so I only have my omnibus on there
I also just bought 300 bucks worth of stuff
Last year it was by 2 get 1, which is going on all month right now. But they just sent out their 30% off one item coupon which, last year, allowed me to get Infinity Gauntlet omni for free whil getting Punisher Max and Howard the Duck omnis for less than $75 each.
I've still not sat down to figure out and get used to the tablet I got, but I've got a sketchbook and scanner, so I'm hoping to contribute to some holiday drawing this year.