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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargazer
    Just finished the graphic novel "Sins Past" and "Sins Remembered:Sarah's Story" up through Part III. Very fascinating and sexy story.
    Is that the ASM story arc written by JMS? I enjoyed it, too. So much so that every other page I was muttering "Wow--just...wow," and I even tried to explain to J. what was going on.

    If you liked that, Star, may I recommend JMS' equally excellent Supreme Power, his re-envisioning of the Squadron Supreme?

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    JMS' versions of Hyperion and Nighthawk are the most fascinating and vibrant character studies I've seen in over a decade.

    Also, if you enjoy JMS' "ultra-realism" style, let me point out Kurt Busiek's Astro City.

    God, why did I peek back into the comic world? I'd managed to break free for several years. Now my local comic store will have me panting at the door as each new issue shows up. It's like crack cocaine, I swear.
    I had stayed away from the stores for years. (1998 through 2001 were especially a weak time for comic books.) Then, around 2001/02, I stepped into a store and rediscovered series like Planetary and The Authority and writers like Mark Millar and Brian Michael Bendis. Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in.

    But, yes, JMS' Amazing Spider-Man is perhaps one of my favorite series right now. I like his realistic portrayal of Peter and Mary-Jane's marriage. When I come home from the store, it's the first one off the pile I read.
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    RESIDENT JEDI MASTER Stargazer's Avatar
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    That's the one, phat. I'm really enjoying Straczynski's style. Very gritty and real. He even dared to taint Gwen Stacy's good girl image. It's been a lot of fun, though. The one you suggested looks really good (I just googled up an synopsis). I may have to buy the rest of my ASM online so I'm not tempted to start off on any other series.
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    This one's for you, SnowflakeGirl

    Well, it looks like we're one step closer to the world of Watchmen.

    From news.com Mar. 24:

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    Airships: An idea whose time has come?

    The Hindenburg disaster didn't completely kill interest in airships. Although large and slow, airships can carry large amounts of cargo when time isn't of the essence. Think of it as a manatee of the sky.

    "A lot of airship designs are coming out of Europe," said Katherine Perfetti, national resource specialist with the Federal Aviation Administration, at Flight School, a conference sponsored by CNET Networks earlier this week. (CNET Networks publishes News.com). The U.S. military is also tinkering with airship designs.

    "If you've read 'Popular Mechanics,' you'd know that airships have been just around the corner for the last twenty years," quipped semiconductor bon vivant Peter Glaskowsky.
    Since it's Friday, I'll stop by the comic store on the way home from work to get some pirate comics and probably pick up something to eat from the Gunga Diner.
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    OMG RUNAWAYS!! OMG TEH ROCK OMG X)~ X)~

    Now that that's out of the way (): don't I feel twelve. Runaways is spun sugar from Marvel, but it's oh so pretty and Gert rocks. She's Enid from Ghost World if Enid had a mean old raptor called Old Lace. ("Arsenic" and "Old Lace"...get it? get it? )

    Also, V for Vendetta! Gah. For something so derivative it has no right to be so mind-blowingly good.

    It's pretty sad that I've just been introduced to Alan Moore's works. My friend, bless him, has finally led me out into the light.

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    I'm sorry I missed your post earlier Phat! Thanks for that! It also makes me very nostalgic, as my first PM to you was a compliment on your Rorschach av. <--SFG

    Speaking of Watchmen and Alan Moore, Nausi, my dear if you like V for Vendetta, I think you'd also love The Watchmen. I wouldn't read From Hell just yet unless you are really into Jack the Ripper (which I am! ) or Freemasonry--but it is outstanding, very dense and thoroughly researched. A comic that needs footnotes for God's sake! It's really amazing, though. I'd just maybe save it for later.

    I'm glad to see you mention Ghost World. I love Daniel Clowes, he's a genius. I used to collect the Eightball single issues, back in the day, yo! I loved the "Ghost World" storyline, and "Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron"--but his little goofy side strips were always pee-in-your pants funny!!!
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    San Diego Comic-Con is coming up. Anyone going?
    Ludicrous speed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charstar813
    San Diego Comic-Con is coming up. Anyone going?
    Can't make it, but are you going again? And are you going to post photos?

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    I'm currently enamored with The New Avengers, and I never thought that Avengers would be one of my favorite books, along with Amazing Spider-Man (how you liking those, Stargazer? ) and a book based on the Squadron Supreme.

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    Someone recommended Planetary to me so I picked it up this weekend. I'm sure it has been discussed earlier, but I just wanted to add how much I like it, that it feels very smart as well as being very polished and I love the issue between Snow and Axel Brass - nice commentary about life that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnMyLunchBreak
    Someone recommended Planetary to me so I picked it up this weekend. I'm sure it has been discussed earlier, but I just wanted to add how much I like it, that it feels very smart as well as being very polished and I love the issue between Snow and Axel Brass - nice commentary about life that one.
    If you like those, you should pick up Book 2: The Fourth Man. The series reaches an exciting climax with revelations about The Four...and the identity of Planetary's benefactor is revealed.

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    I'm making my way slowly but surely through Kabuki, recommended to me by Snowflakegirl and charstar. Ladies, I trust your taste in all things, but I think the art is and he tends to overwrite.
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    Will do Phat! I was planning on it, but you've made up my mind. *goes off to check bus routes to Mile High Comics*

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