What comics are you all reading? What do you think?
Well the title seems to suggest the purpose of the thread clearly enough IMHO so there's no need to elaborate. Onto the comics :)
Over the last 2 or 3 weeks, I've been through a few of the trade paperbacks/comics from my collection:
V for Vendetta- the oppressive atmosphere doesn't lose any of its bite on the reread. The art from the content, the colouring, and the slight yellowing/pinkening of the pages effect all add up. I'm still engrossed by this one- forget watchmen.
Green Arrow: Quiver story arc plus a few of the issues afterwards- I've really gone off this one since buying the monthly issues a few years back. It's partly the writing- there's not a lot of depth to it, a lot of one-liners and film references that make you smile the 1st time, but a few years on, I wasn't impressed. The art also seems to be lacking IMHO.
Wonder Woman: Gods of Gotham (WW 174-177 or somewhere around there). First things first, the artwork is incredibly detailed - maybe overly so for the story, but it's still a pleasure to look at. The story's good, showing relationships between members of the bat family and the WW family, along with some truly scary merged villans (well children of Ares- fear, discord and terror taking over scarecrow, poison ivy and the joker). It was all going so well until the 3rd issue:
The brats spoilt it all- Batman/WW, Huntress/Artemis and Nightwing/Troia sections were really good- but I really hate young justice after this story- Robin and Wonder Girl- what did you think was going to happen when everyone was going to face their worst fears? The kid fears and reactions spoilt for me what was an entertaining, dark read
Fables: Legends in Exile- I'm still wavering on Fables- one read through, I'm thinking it's good. On another, I'm thinking it's not that good. Now I'm back to square one and I can't put my finger on why :confused:
Y-The Last Man: Unmanned- Lovely concept, great read.
Sandman vols 4. Different people like different types of stories, so I guess that's why everyone's got different opinions as to which ones are the best, and thus which sandaman trades are the best. I don't think seasons of mists lived up to the hype surrounding it. There are some very good stories in it (I especially liked the opening chapter), but stuff like the 2nd chapter with lucifer just don't compare with the richness of lucifer's character presented later in the spinoff series. Still a reasonable read, but not quite as good as the previous 3 volumes for me.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen- vol 1
Well I've only gotten hold of this today (thank's to the ridiculously cheap price that virgin was selling it at in it's sale). Read the 1st 2 issues and loving it - the art complements the story perfectly and the world just jumps out at you. Love the cover of issue 1 - looks like one of those pulp serials that I really wish they'd publish. Reads like what I'd imagine of of them to be after wathcing Raiders of the Lost arc too. Can't wait to read the rest of it.