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Postby jjreason » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:04 pm

Weird, but no topic in existence based on my advanced search.

I'm not currently buying any books monthly from Image, but I just read Saga #1 on comixology for free - and it was very engrossing. I think you dongs have mentioned it in passing, but I haven't read any ongoing discussion or issue breakdowns. I think EP got most of a run from a friend or something???

I'm not sure what else they're putting out of note - just figured we could discuss Saga & that the company should likely have a topic.
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Re: Image Comics

Postby Tom Foolery » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:51 pm

I had read a coworkers TPBs and loved it, but I wasn't collecting the series until the compete run fell in my lap.

He also highly recommended Chew to me but I haven't read that yet.

I just started Thief of Thieves and that's been pretty good.

Walking Dead, as always, is complete ass.

Lots of other Publishers are getting into the creator-owned market so if there's a creator owned series that's not Image don't let that stop you from gushing about it.
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Re: Image Comics

Postby anarky » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:53 pm

I'm behind in reading, but Saga is fucking amazeballs.

I have the first volume of Chew but haven't read it. Same with Sex Criminals.

I have some scattered Walking Dead volumes. It seemed pretty good--not nearly as great as so many make it out to be, but I didn't dislike it as badly as you, Tommy.

The first volume of Rat Queens was good. The second, it's like they got post-accident Bill Mantlo to write new Rom stories. Okay, tasteless reference (Mantlo is fucking awesome), but it really is like two different writers and one failed English 101.

Manifest Destiny is really good so far. It's an historical fantasy in which Lewis and Clark have a secret mission: rid the frontier of supernatural monsters. Definitely would recommend, and hope it doesn't lose steam.
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Re: Image Comics

Postby anarky » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:56 pm

In fact, that post reminded me MF Vol. 3 should be out soon, so I just preordered it (November release).
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Re: Image Comics

Postby jjreason » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:54 pm

I got Saga vol 2 for Xmas so naturally I went out & bought 1,3 & 4 as soon as the store was open. I'm done book 1 - really, really fantastic so far.
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Re: Image Comics

Postby Tom Foolery » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:23 am

Since I'm getting to the point where my Marvel and DC collections are 95% complete, when I go to those dealer shows I've been sampling a lot of different Image books. The problem is finding a complete run of series. I'll have a 3-5 random issues of plenty of series but I've no desire to read half a story out of order so I just set them aside until I can track down all the issues.

Is Astro City at Image now? The few issues I've read just seemed to be Busiek's pastiche of old DC and Marvel heroes, but I'd eventually like to track those down and give 'em a read.
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Re: Image Comics

Postby jjreason » Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:53 am

The latest incarnation is being put out by Vertigo - it's up to issue 30. There hasn't been any issue of this latest run that has really been up to the high standard set in the beginning honestly, these issues feel like someone producing safe comic in exchange for steady pay. :(

EDITED: And it has been REGULAR, I mean coming out like clockwork. Part of the old beauty of Astro City - as weird as this sounds - was having no clue when the next issue would show up, if ever. Getting a new book felt like seeing an old friend you weren't expecting to see or something stupid like that.
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Re: Image Comics

Postby jjreason » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:28 pm

Done up to end of issue 30 of Saga. Please read this is you haven't. It's like all the best stories - you're so fucking there. And if that's not enough, Alana as drawn by Fiona Staples is quite possibly the sexiest female in the history of comics. And she talks dirty. Filthy dirty.
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Re: Image Comics

Postby anarky » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:12 am

jjreason wrote:Done up to end of issue 30 of Saga. Please read this is you haven't. It's like all the best stories - you're so fucking there. And if that's not enough, Alana as drawn by Fiona Staples is quite possibly the sexiest female in the history of comics. And she talks dirty. Filthy dirty.

But is she shitting? She looks like she's shitting.
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Re: Image Comics

Postby jjreason » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:54 am

Not to me!!! Funny observation though. :lol:
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Re: Image Comics

Postby anarky » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:29 pm

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Re: Image Comics

Postby jjreason » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:16 am

Well in that particular panel, the shitty shoe fits. :lol:
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Re: Image Comics

Postby jjreason » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:21 pm

Read the first 2 volumes of Ex Machina by BKV. It's fairly interesting. I got a good deal on them & don't want to pay full pop for future volumes, but I will certainly look for them at sale prices.
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