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Right now I am collecting.

Before I got banned on the other place a second time I bought from someone there all of TWD hardcovers.

Got my daughter Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur and Ironheart TPBs. Told her to put them back on MY bookshelf when she's done, lol.

I got all of Unknown Soldier TBP.

I bought all of Ms. Marvel hardcovers. Five Volumes.

I have not read a SINGLE PAGE OF ANYTHING! I'm aggressively buying off ebay and Amazon used.

CUrrently looking for Mirage TMNT comic collections and what I fear will be the most expensive: Neil Gaiman's Sandman, the complete collection.
 
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sandman been getting repeints so going for normal tpbs is fine in my book if u can find them for cheap :x

Mirage tmnt is wild.
 

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I finally started House of X !
And while I'm not sold at all on the whole premise and new status quo, I can say with confidence that it felt really fucking good to read a comic book by talented people.
Ok, I'm unfair, a lot of books are good, but in a sea of trash not worth the paper it is printed on.

Case in point, I had just finished Rosenberg run on Uncanny X-Men. It was mainly mediocre (I'm trying to be nice here), elevated to glorious turd by Larroca. And books like this are a dime a dozen.
 
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House and Powers of X was a nice read
Now go read mauraders for kate pryde kicking ass
 

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Hey MetaComics ! Get out of this torpor ! :anguished-face:
Things are happening. Nowhere near enough to go to the happening bunker, granted, but eh.



So we have a pretty great comic bundle overall, with great variety, some classic Dread, lots of modern 2000ad, something for everyone.



And today is the first day of DCFandome event (the other day being September 12th).
Lots of panels, focus is more movies / TV no one will watch for this first day. The other will hopefully be more comic books. One can hope.

If you want a schedule,
has a cool thread.
 
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Phoenix RISING

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Organized my bookshelves.


This is my collection so far. I just purchased vol 1-10 of Y the Last Man.

There's currently an auction on eBay for Absolute Sandman vol 1-4. Those can run up to $100 each. I'm trying to mentally determine how much I'm willing to spend....

So yall know, I'm collecting right now.

Ironically, buying those hardcovers of TWD for about $150 from someone on Era was one of the last things I was able to do before getting perm'd x2.
 
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Queen Divine Justice is too good for this era of Disney Marvel


 

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I hate to say it but I think Gideon Falls in now high on my drop list. It has been 16 issues at such a glacial pace that it feels double.
It's clearly written for the trades, but even then, I fear it would still be light.
 
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Series 'written for the trades' are the worst
It is what the current transformes book is like and i hadnt even started ot yet because of that
 
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Readings of yesterday night...

The Umbrella Academy vol.1 : The Apocalypse Suite
Beautiful, and overall really good. Had a hard time with it, my reading OCD made me feel a lot of the dialogs were coming from out of nowhere. A little too much 'wait, what'.
A little sad to not have been blown away, but as I said, overall, great.

Chew vol.1 : Taster's Choice
Art is not so great in the very first issues, and I have a hard time with the subject and the darker elements of the series. But when it goes bonker, it's quite fun.
So, another great reading.

It was a good night :coffee-blob:

Next, maybe...
Follow up volumes for each series
Locke & Key vol.1



I have to see how it goes on the long run, but reading in TPB form was so much better than by 24 pages chunks... feels like an evidence that I had somehow forgotten, lost in the hype of monthly the release cycle.
 
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great books you picked up
Chew gets better and wackier, keep at it ;3
 

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Read The Boys #1-6
As expected, and I could stop my post here.

I like Robertson's art but it is inconsistent (or there are fill-in artists I didn't notice). And I'm glad to see I will be treated to Snejbjerg art down the line !
Ennis ? Well, as fucking expected. There are moments, and the overall thing is solidly written, but I think a little bit of subtlety would elevate his message. Ennis is basically his own worst enemy.
 
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The Boys isn't a comic series I could see myself re-reading again XP
But it is good for what it is.
 
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This affects other mediums but I mention it here...primarily because of that thumbnail. Do watch the vid and follow the channel if you could.
 
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This is probably the best place to ask.

So does anyone here know if it's possible to have the comixology web viewer actually show contend in HD ? (I think it's not possible after some quick research, but you never know).

I just don't understand why you get lower quality on a PC than on a phone/tablet. And it's even funnier If the comic offers a DRM-Free backup (that it's clearly way higher quality than the web viewer).

I find it kinda sad that for some comics if you want to read them in a desktop a pirated version has higher resolution than the one they offer you (in case you can't download a backup).
 
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Comixology support is shit-tiers, anyway.

A few weeks ago I noticed that the app crashed upon login on a recent Ipad Pro and an Ipad 4. The Ipad Pro had just been updated to ios 14 beta since it was the only way to correct a major bug in the OS for me.

Support : hey what's up ?
Me : Your shit don't log in. iOS 14 beta.
Support : We don't support beta OS.
Me : Ah well, it doesn't log in in whatever iOS version the ipad 4 was left on.
Support : Oh that's surprising.
...
Deafening silence since then.

I sorted myself out by linking my account to Amazon and logging with those credentials.
I left super impressed by Comixology, much respect.

In conclusion, I don't want to say that digital is shit and you may be better served buying stuff and downloading a backup from somewhere else. I don't want to say it.
 
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I'll be honest if they offer a backup I download it (I'm too used to reading CBR/Z files from the times when finding comics here was harder) and If not well I'll find a way to get one.

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E: At least the backups they offer are truly HD.
 
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Chainsaw Man is so good. It's the one thing I'm currently looking forward to reading most each week in Jump.
It's been completely bonkers for months now and there's no slowing down in sight :sweaty-blob:
 
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I started Devilman Lady on a whim. Was kinda feeling nostalgic for Devilman.
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It's problematic, to say the least :fearful-face:
Didn't expect horny as fuck Go Nagai, nor rapes, nor underage girls, and the link between poor immigrant people and devil beast is 'ohmygadwhat' at first.

Apart from this big caveat, the other big meh was the long science sequence in ch.2, felt very forced, very hey, let's expose the plot.

Other than that, keeping in mind that it's certainly not a manga for the 2020 sensibilities, it was not bad. A little too samey compared to the original, and the link with it is bizarre at first glance, but ok, it's Devilman all right.
I don't hate it. I kinda like it.

A little worried at the prospect of reading 65 chapters at this omega smut level though.
 
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Catching up to Immortal Hulk

May give the series a re-read just for the fun of it down the line :p Would be nice to have a separate series that is just horror stories featuring the Hulk, even as a mini or maxi series.
 

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I've been reading a lot but I haven't kept up with this thread. I'll try to post once a week.

As a starter; I've been catching up a couple of different series. Dresden Files bc of the new book coming out tomorrow, American Vampire and Harrow County.
 
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