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JCT

The last comic that I bought/read with any commitment was in the mid-80's (before I had to start working for a living).

The comic was Warrior and launched the career of brilliant writers such as Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen) and some fantastic Artists such as John Bolton, David Lloyd and Brian Bolland.  Loved the comic but it only ran for 26 issues and then folded.  

Still got all the comics stashed away, should really dig them out and have another read.

Anyone else a fan or remembers reading Warrior?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrior_(comic)

Chris Quartly

Been reading Marvel Zombies vs the Army of Darkness comics, I picked up issues 1-3 (it's a 5-issue run) at Collectormania :)

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snodes

QuoteThe last comic that I bought/read with any commitment was in the mid-80's (before I had to start working for a living).

The comic was Warrior and launched the career of brilliant writers such as Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen) and some fantastic Artists such as John Bolton, David Lloyd and Brian Bolland.
"As soon as you stop believing you will win, you've started to lose"

Chris Quartly

Issue 4 of Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness came in the post the other day :)

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graham1970

Quote:)

I used to be a big fan of D.C. Comics back in the late '80s and early '90s.

Especially Green Lantern, Green Arrow and The Flash.

I've still got a shitload of them in the loft.



The golden age for DC was the late 80's through the mid 90's. DC relaunched all of their comics and obtained the services of Roger Byrne to relaunch Superman and Frank Miller to give Batman a kick up the ass.

Also try:

Green Arrow (longbow hunters and 'Suggested for Mature Readers' comic that followed)

Watchmen (as a graphic novel or the very rare comic series)

Justice League America (& Justice League Europe)

If you have them in your loft then you should really get them on e-bay.

I also loved Battle Action as a kid - in particular Charley's War - about the First World War. This has to be one of the most powerful things ever put into panels - you can see for yourself as Titan are now serialising it as a graphic novel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley%27s_War

Like most my age, 2000AD was also very important. The great Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog being the best of the lot. The sheer brilliance of J Dredd made the total arseness of teh film all the more painful! Thanks, Sly.


I'd feel worse if I wasn't so heavily sedated

Chris Quartly

Have been reading a lot of comics / graphic novels lately, the "Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness" I've already mentioned in this thread were great fun.

I also picked up the original "Marvel Zombies" in hardback, which was also highly entertaining.



I just read the sequel to 30 Days Of Night called "Dark Days" and I also have "Return to Barrow" and "Three Tales" to read.

But next I'll be reading Uzumaki, it's all about the spirals, man...

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Reg

Have just completed Watchmen, and have just ordered Marvel Zombies : Army of Darkness hardback from Amazon.

Quite fancy the Marvel Zombies book that Chris got, but cheapest 2nd hand on Amazon is Ã,£34.99.  Will look on eBay.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

Chris Quartly

February 25, 2009, 12:28:56 pm #22 Last Edit: February 25, 2009, 12:33:25 pm by Chris Quartly
The Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness harbdack is brilliant, you'll enjoy that Reg :)

Quite surprised that the Marvel Zombies book is Ã,£35 but there are multiple versions of the hardback that are all essentially the same, you might want to broaden your search a little.

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/simpleSearch.do?simpleSearchString=marvel+zombies&searchType=0

I got Marvel Zombies 2 for Christmas but I haven't read it yet.

Currently enjoying Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.





Still reading the Buffy season 8 comics on subscription, been some interesting story arcs so far :)
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Reg

I found it on eBay for Ã,£12.99 Chris (Marvel Zombies that is).

But I'll read Zombies vs: Army of Darkness first.  I loved AOD the film, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this.
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

rufus the dawg

i got and read watchman about two years ago, so i can not wait for the movie.

i have read a couple of batman, the last one "the Dark KNight Returns", and i also picked up Battle of the Planets, which was great

Neillwith2Ls

I'm midway through Watchmen again; first read it in the late 80's I think!
17/04/92 - Wembley Arena, London
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Reg

Chris.
Or anyone for that matter - but I'm asking Chris in particular as he's ordered comics recently.

I'm looking for a reliable supplier to make a regular order for the Talisman : Road Of Trials comic.  The series just started in October last year and I want to make sure I get all the issues.

So, anyone recommended?
Standing in the shadows, hiding from the light
Reach out in the darkness, and hold on for your life
All the fear of the future, all the emptiness inside
When the moment of truth arrives, hey, you can run but you can't hide

Red Star

Quote from: Reg on April 02, 2007, 12:53:29 pm
I used to try and read Live and Learn I think it was called, because I loved the Triton Empire science fiction comic serial.


It was called 'Look and Learn' Reg, my mum used to buy me those as a kid to try and educate me a bit!

I used to love Superman, Hulk, Thor, Capt. America, Fantastic 4 etc not sure who was Marvel or DC though.
You shall call me pisshead the God of Pintage I shall be...

Chris Quartly

Quote from: Reg on January 16, 2010, 17:33:14 pm
Chris.
Or anyone for that matter - but I'm asking Chris in particular as he's ordered comics recently.

I'm looking for a reliable supplier to make a regular order for the Talisman : Road Of Trials comic.  The series just started in October last year and I want to make sure I get all the issues.

So, anyone recommended?


Hi Reg
           I use these guys for my Buffy Subscription and they've been great, very swift to respond to any query and will do their best to fulfil any request, I've even chatted on the phone and they seem like good people.

http://www.comicdomain.co.uk/

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