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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #90 on: August 24, 2012, 05:36:19 PM »

I'm still adjusting to digital comics. I want to like them, but they aren't the right size (I have a Kindle). As readily as I've embraced ebooks, e-graphic novels just don't seem to be doing it for me. Which sucks, because they're cheap and easily gotten (practically at my fingertips).

How do comics work on the kindle? I thought the kindle only did B&W or am I wrong on that front? I tried a couple of freebies on my kindle phone App, but wasn't happy. The Comixology App for the iPod is great, I reckon for the iPad it would be perfect.
Depends on what Kindle you're using. I have the Fire. It works just like I assume the iPad works, only you don't need a separate app for it (if you're buying from Amazon).
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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #91 on: January 30, 2015, 09:00:14 AM »
Suffrajitsu: Mrs. Pankhurst's Amazons

An Amazon serial comic that I saw advertised on GoodReads with the title:

These Women Know Their Place, and They'll Do ANYTHING to Get There

Hooked me.
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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #92 on: May 28, 2015, 07:52:35 AM »
Suffrajitsu: Mrs. Pankhurst's Amazons

An Amazon serial comic that I saw advertised on GoodReads with the title:

These Women Know Their Place, and They'll Do ANYTHING to Get There

Hooked me.

What's that about?

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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #93 on: May 30, 2015, 09:59:31 AM »
Suffrajitsu: Mrs. Pankhurst's Amazons

An Amazon serial comic that I saw advertised on GoodReads with the title:

These Women Know Their Place, and They'll Do ANYTHING to Get There

Hooked me.

What's that about?
http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=64502P

I think it's a stylized graphic novel based on this true story.
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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #94 on: June 08, 2015, 09:14:42 AM »
I just finished the first three volumes of Powers by Brian Michael Bemdis.
When he isnt doing Marvel, he is one of my favourite writers! This is a police proceedural in a world of superheroes. It asks how we would deal with such things from tge perspective of normal society and has some really awesome characters and dialogue.
The art isnt my cup of tea but its definitely the best comic Ive read in ages.
Highly recommend.

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« Reply #95 on: June 08, 2015, 09:18:44 AM »
I just finished the first three volumes of Powers by Brian Michael Bemdis.
When he isnt doing Marvel, he is one of my favourite writers! This is a police proceedural in a world of superheroes. It asks how we would deal with such things from tge perspective of normal society and has some really awesome characters and dialogue.
The art isnt my cup of tea but its definitely the best comic Ive read in ages.
Highly recommend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_(U.S._TV_series)

Wonder if the TV show is any good?
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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #96 on: June 08, 2015, 10:08:15 AM »
Here is my current Pull List at the comic book store.

Thor (ending, to be replaced during Secret Wars [ugh] with Thors, and to resume as Thor once Secret Wars ends)
Ms. Marvel
Squirrel Girl
Star Wars
Darth Vader
Princess Leia
Groo: Friends and Foes
Saga
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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #97 on: June 08, 2015, 10:51:42 AM »
Ms. Marvel is awesome. I'm enjoying Squirrel Girl as well.

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« Reply #98 on: June 10, 2015, 12:22:28 AM »
I cant make myself enjoy Saga. I need to get back to it. I just hate love stories.

+ 1 million biollion on Squirrel Girl though! Genuinely hilarious comedy!

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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #99 on: June 10, 2015, 10:46:19 AM »
Squirrel girl is fantastic, loving it.

Last series I was buying as they came out (I limit myself to one at a time) was Original Sin, which I enjoyed quite a lot. Tons of Marvel characters, and some neat murder-mystery intrigue.

Walking Dead Compendium 3 not due out until October, bah!
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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #100 on: June 10, 2015, 10:49:56 AM »
Pretty excited that the final Dark Crystal: Creation Myths  is slotted in for September.  The first two were fantastic.

http://www.archaia.com/archaia-titles/jim-hensons-the-dark-crystal-creation-myths/
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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #101 on: June 12, 2015, 10:39:31 AM »
Pretty excited that the final Dark Crystal: Creation Myths  is slotted in for September.  The first two were fantastic.

http://www.archaia.com/archaia-titles/jim-hensons-the-dark-crystal-creation-myths/

Conveniently enough, there is a Humble Bundle with a huge pile of non-Muppet Henson comics and such-like.  Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Fraggles, and other stuff.  I got everything for 10 bucks.  A couple chapters into the (non-graphic) novelization of Dark Crystal now.

Link is here, for another 5 days (well, the link will still be there after 5 days, but I'd assume some other books would be on it after then):  https://www.humblebundle.com/books
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« Reply #102 on: June 12, 2015, 10:50:35 AM »
Thanks for both of those.
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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #103 on: June 13, 2015, 03:48:48 AM »
Any "Mage" or "Grendel" fans out here?

I quite like em.

That opinion was boosted by the fact that I met Matt Wagner once by accident, and he couldn't possibly have been a nicer guy to a doting fan.

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Re: Comic books/Graphic novels
« Reply #104 on: June 13, 2015, 06:55:36 AM »
I loved the Grendel art work but I could never make heads nor tails of the story!
Must try again.

 

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