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    Not sure how many comic book readers we have here on KTT2, but I just recently (sorta) started getting heavy into comics these past 3-4 years. As a kid I always collected comics, but never read or understood the medium. Having revisited the medium as an adult, it's been such a fun experience catching up on all of the great bodies of work that I missed out on. I've been so inspired by the medium as a whole, that I've actually embarked on a journey of creating my own comic book with a close friend of mine.


    Post your favorites or what you're currently reading ITT.


    Here's my Top 3

    Alan Moore's Saga of the Swamp Thing:

    This is probably my favorite piece of literature ever. Yes, literature. From start to finish this comic is just a thrill ride. One of Comic's great gothic romances. Pure Poetry.

    Neil Gaiman's Sandman:

    Another blassic. Neil Gaiman weaves Sandman's story through actual historical events and it's done flawlessly.

    Grant Morrison's All-Star Superman:

    I've never read a comic that made me fill up with tears of joy and happyness. This is Grant Morrison's love letter to Superman, and most definitely one of the best Superman stories out there. Was never a fan of Supes, but this made me a believer.


    Will post more if the thread flourishes, with hopes we can discuss both old and new comics on the regular.

  • Grant Morrison X-Men
    Rick Remender Uncanny X-Force.
    Johnathan Hickman build up to secret wars and Secret wars
    .
    Haven't finished Coates run on black panther but its enjoyable.

    Took a break from Marvel Unlimited since I've been reading manga now.

  • dawg

    Grant Morrison X-Men
    Rick Remender Uncanny X-Force.
    Johnathan Hickman build up to secret wars and Secret wars
    .
    Haven't finished Coates run on black panther but its enjoyable.

    Took a break from Marvel Unlimited since I've been reading manga now.

    All great runs.

    Hickman's House of X and Powers of X roll out was amazing. New status quo for the X-Men and putting them in the same light as he did with The Avengers in his Secret Wars build up.

    You pull anything physically, or just digital on Marvel Unlimited?

  • Been reading through Grant morrison's Doom patrol and Moore's swamp thing for a while. Single handedly got me back into comics. Mostly used to read current marvel stuff and when the tie ins and reboots got to heavy I lost interest.
    Also The immortal hulk is amazing. Need more returns to form from marvel instead of poor attempts at modernizing

  • CMG Shadow Moses

    Been reading through Grant morrison's Doom patrol and Moore's swamp thing for a while. Single handedly got me back into comics. Mostly used to read current marvel stuff and when the tie ins and reboots got to heavy I lost interest.
    Also The immortal hulk is amazing. Need more returns to form from marvel instead of poor attempts at modernizing

    Morrison's Doom Patrol was a ride lol. Loved every second of it.

    Funny you mentioned Swamp Thing and The Immortal Hulk, because a lot of people are comparing the Hulk run to Moore's Swamp Thing. I've read like the first 7-8 issues, and gotta get to the rest.

  • Tha7osavage

    Morrison's Doom Patrol was a ride lol. Loved every second of it.

    Funny you mentioned Swamp Thing and The Immortal Hulk, because a lot of people are comparing the Hulk run to Moore's Swamp Thing. I've read like the first 7-8 issues, and gotta get to the rest.

    I feel like the difference is swamp thing is so good at making me sympathize with a charcter I wasn't familiar with and immortal hulk makes me almost hate and be disgusted by a character I knew so well. I was crying at the end of the first chapter of swamp thing when he comes to terms with what he is.
    Who's your preference Moore or Morrison?

  • CMG Shadow Moses

    I feel like the difference is swamp thing is so good at making me sympathize with a charcter I wasn't familiar with and immortal hulk makes me almost hate and be disgusted by a character I knew so well. I was crying at the end of the first chapter of swamp thing when he comes to terms with what he is.
    Who's your preference Moore or Morrison?

    Yeah that retcon in the anatomy lesson issue was already f***ing crazy, but Swampy coming to terms with everything was nuts. I just truly felt the love between Abby and Swampy, which is weird to say even as i'm typing this, because they're fictional comic book characters lol. But that's the power of Alan Moore.

    It's really hard to decide which i prefer more. Morrison's work is always a lot to unpack on the first reading, but i find that i enjoy re-reading his work more than anything, because i almost always find some s*** i missed the first time. Morrison's Batman run was so f***ing good and i've gone through it like three times already. Alan Moore is Alan Moore, but I think i just like the wacky meta concepts Morrison likes to toy with just a bit more.

    hbu lol

  • Tha7osavage

    Yeah that retcon in the anatomy lesson issue was already f***ing crazy, but Swampy coming to terms with everything was nuts. I just truly felt the love between Abby and Swampy, which is weird to say even as i'm typing this, because they're fictional comic book characters lol. But that's the power of Alan Moore.

    It's really hard to decide which i prefer more. Morrison's work is always a lot to unpack on the first reading, but i find that i enjoy re-reading his work more than anything, because i almost always find some s*** i missed the first time. Morrison's Batman run was so f***ing good and i've gone through it like three times already. Alan Moore is Alan Moore, but I think i just like the wacky meta concepts Morrison likes to toy with just a bit more.

    hbu lol

    I've seen someone say morrison has an optimistic and colorful take on comic books while moore is the nihilistic and grim opposite. I've always perfered the happier fiction so morrison is def my choice. I also just love how retro his stuff is and how well he understands the dc mythos down to a science. I listened to his interview on fatman on batman and was amazed. He knows the characters in a way I dont think another writer does. Although moore is probably the more influential writer.

  • Immortal hulk got me back into the comic book game before that last comic I read was superior spiderman

  • CMG Shadow Moses

    I've seen someone say morrison has an optimistic and colorful take on comic books while moore is the nihilistic and grim opposite. I've always perfered the happier fiction so morrison is def my choice. I also just love how retro his stuff is and how well he understands the dc mythos down to a science. I listened to his interview on fatman on batman and was amazed. He knows the characters in a way I dont think another writer does. Although moore is probably the more influential writer.

    That’s basically why I loved his Batman run. It wasn’t just another writer data mining stuff from golden or silver age stuff in a cheap way. He legit weaves old continuity into the story in a way that makes me want to actually read all that old s***.

    Have you ever read We3 by Morrison? Probably about the most sad thing he’s written, but if you have any pets it’ll resonate with you.

  • BigBoy

    Immortal hulk got me back into the comic book game before that last comic I read was superior spiderman

    Didn’t realize how big Immortal Hulk was. Al Ewing is the next big thing in comics

  • Tha7osavage

    That’s basically why I loved his Batman run. It wasn’t just another writer data mining stuff from golden or silver age stuff in a cheap way. He legit weaves old continuity into the story in a way that makes me want to actually read all that old s***.

    Have you ever read We3 by Morrison? Probably about the most sad thing he’s written, but if you have any pets it’ll resonate with you.

    Got so many things to catch up on gotta add that to the list. Haven't even got to animal man yet

  • A monthly comic book bookclub would be dope op

  • Anyone else read Spider-Man 2099?

  • CMG Shadow Moses

    A monthly comic book bookclub would be dope op

    Bro Animal Man is the truth haha

    I’d be down for a book club tbh. I already know folks on KTT would actually enjoy comics if we show them the way. Just don’t know if there’d be enough interest. Any books you have in mind?

  • Saturday

    Anyone else read Spider-Man 2099?

    Which one? I think they got a new Spider-Man 2099 series going on rn

  • Tha7osavage

    Which one? I think they got a new Spider-Man 2099 series going on rn

  • Saturday

    Bro this was my joint when I was a kid. I think I actually have the original first issue with that foil and s***

  • Tha7osavage

    Bro Animal Man is the truth haha

    I’d be down for a book club tbh. I already know folks on KTT would actually enjoy comics if we show them the way. Just don’t know if there’d be enough interest. Any books you have in mind?

    Probably won't be enough interest lol. Hate how the comics Industry is dying but everyone loves the s***tiest adaptations of it because people hate to read now which then causes companies to mistreat the comics industry and just leads to more unoriginal garbage.
    Just transitioning from Marvel/Dc/Indie classics month to month and just go down the list would be my idea. Maybe just a general graphic novels thread would add interest.

  • Tha7osavage

    All great runs.

    Hickman's House of X and Powers of X roll out was amazing. New status quo for the X-Men and putting them in the same light as he did with The Avengers in his Secret Wars build up.

    You pull anything physically, or just digital on Marvel Unlimited?

    I recently got into comics marvel side, haven't touched indie or DC really I'm not sure yet I want to save up and get omnibuses for either the art or art+story.

    But I feel like I'd rather just get omibuses for comics that I support and maybe a few TPB to collect while also having a collection of manga volumes. I would like to have a small little book collection but I would basically just read anything on my kindle tbh.

  • dawg

    I recently got into comics marvel side, haven't touched indie or DC really I'm not sure yet I want to save up and get omnibuses for either the art or art+story.

    But I feel like I'd rather just get omibuses for comics that I support and maybe a few TPB to collect while also having a collection of manga volumes. I would like to have a small little book collection but I would basically just read anything on my kindle tbh.

    I was strictly a Marvel guy before I started reading comics seriously. But DC and Vertigo really had the game on lock for the past like 30-40 years tbh. A lot more legacy and a better quality of storytelling in early DC days IMO

    Check out these omnibus’s. Guarantee you won’t be disappointed. They guap though so be prepared lol

    Planetary by Warren Ellis
    Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn
    The Sandman Omnibus Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman
    Batman by Grant Morrison

  • CMG Shadow Moses

    Probably won't be enough interest lol. Hate how the comics Industry is dying but everyone loves the s***tiest adaptations of it because people hate to read now which then causes companies to mistreat the comics industry and just leads to more unoriginal garbage.
    Just transitioning from Marvel/Dc/Indie classics month to month and just go down the list would be my idea. Maybe just a general graphic novels thread would add interest.

    KTT would eat up the indie comics I already know. indie comics are where it’s at rn. I’ll try and think of something that’d people would wanna read or maybe set up a poll

  • Tha7osavage
    KTT2 Comic Book Discussion Thread | Weekly Pull List

    Not sure how many comic book readers we have here on KTT2, but I just recently (sorta) started getting heavy into comics these past 3-4 years. As a kid I always collected comics, but never read or understood the medium. Having revisited the medium as an adult, it's been such a fun experience catching up on all of the great bodies of work that I missed out on. I've been so inspired by the medium as a whole, that I've actually embarked on a journey of creating my own comic book with a close friend of mine.

    Post your favorites or what you're currently reading ITT.

    Here's my Top 3

    Alan Moore's Saga of the Swamp Thing:

    This is probably my favorite piece of literature ever. Yes, literature. From start to finish this comic is just a thrill ride. One of Comic's great gothic romances. Pure Poetry.

    Neil Gaiman's Sandman:

    Another blassic. Neil Gaiman weaves Sandman's story through actual historical events and it's done flawlessly.

    Grant Morrison's All-Star Superman:

    I've never read a comic that made me fill up with tears of joy and happyness. This is Grant Morrison's love letter to Superman, and most definitely one of the best Superman stories out there. Was never a fan of Supes, but this made me a believer.

    Will post more if the thread flourishes, with hopes we can discuss both old and new comics on the regular.

    Really would love to start reading comics again, thinking of picking up and reading Swamp Thing Wish the new Marvek comics were a bit more accessible to newer audiences, I heard the stories & canon are so extensive at this point

  • Mac Foley

    Really would love to start reading comics again, thinking of picking up and reading Swamp Thing Wish the new Marvek comics were a bit more accessible to newer audiences, I heard the stories & canon are so extensive at this point

    Bro read Saga of the Swamp Thing. Let me know if you do so I can give you some context on what happened prior to Alan Moore taking over.

    Comic continuity has always been an issue since forever. I’d say the DC Rebirth stuff is pretty new-reader friendly. Marvel constantly changes their status quo for their characters so it can get confusing lol

  • My top 3 :
    Ultimate Spider-Man
    X-Force/X-Statix
    The Omega Men

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