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Wondering what the general consensus is on this. I hop on and off of both, whether I’m on a reading binge of Daredevil or Iron Man for example, versus Batman. The memory between reading sessions on DCU seems extremely fickle and oftentimes doesn’t remember the last comic I was on across devices. Also, the smart panel kinda sucks compared to MU because of the annoying timer settings.
Funnily enough, this just makes me more inclined to buy Batman omnibus’s more than Marvel ones because of the better digital experience, so I’m basically rewarding the behavior lol.
I just finished ECHOLANDS by J. H. Williams III and it is wild!
Incredibly visually dense and within the first issue I was kind of overwhelmed because Williams uses different art styles for characters and environments and the layouts are constantly changing. But once I settled into the visual intensity, I found that it was surprisingly easy reading. Williams is a great visual storyteller - I was never confused about what was happening or who anybody was. He guides you through every scene and page effortlessly. Dude is a master artist and a compositional genius.
The story is pleasantly straightforward which really allowed me to savour the artwork. A thief has stolen something that's pissed off a wizard tyrant and this tyrant has sent his robot daughter after the thief and her gang. Throughout the story we learn more about the dynamics of these characters and get a handle on this strange universe of co-existing fiction realities. I think rather smartly, Williams don't delve into the weeds of it all too much - you get kernels of information, impressions, but basically enough to understand the strangeness without being burdened by exposition.
The landscape format was a little cumbersome to read, but at the same time allowed for inventive page layouts and added another unique layer to the visuals - especially some huge widespread double page threads that were really awesome. I had a blast with this one - it's absolutely stunning, no doubt about it, but also really engaging, fun, and has me curious to learn more about this mysterious tyrant and the ultimate nature of this world.
Every page has something to appreciate. It's so detailed and accomplished and is a real love letter to comics, story, and imagination.
This is new to me! I had no idea John Byrne created 29 issues of an X-Men book recently that’s never been published! He just wanted to make X-Men comics that continued the story from where he left off, including is origin for Wolverine. Regardless of what you think of him, this is neat stuff, for sure! https://m.byrnerobotics.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=58810&PN=1&totPosts=10
Is anyone getting the Megalith comic from Bad Idea on Kickstarter? I used to be way more into comics than I am and only recently bought Marvel’s Age of Apocalypse Omnibus for nostalgia’s sake. Besides that I've only bought the graphic novels in the Saga series. I've heard "mixed feelings" about this company. Should I front the $125 or possibly $160 for the book?
I really like omega red and absorbing man but don’t have much of them. I also like juggernaut and I guess my question is, could ppl recommend some good issues or storylines for them, that I could track down single issues for? Bonus if the cover art is amazing !!! Thank you!
Any comic books that have a similar vibe or story?
Was this Bendis' last title at DC comics? It certainly feels very rushed like he's trying to slam through a few plot developments without caring if the story makes sense.
Why do I keep reading Bendis comics when I have the same opinion of them every time? Somebody stop me.
I always find it funny how often ages change in comics but how much older was batgirl in the silver age than her modern age. I think it's state she was 7-8 years older than Dick in silver age is that true ? Was she really that close to Bruce's age
The idea came from the fact, that oftentime especially in the big 2, some characters take most of the stories, from exemple especially nowaday batman and his mythos take most of the stories of dc comics.The plot of the stories stay the same, but it's protagonist, it's antagonist, or both changes.Personnaly i think that a story like the Killing Joke but with two face as the antagonist would be kinda better than the original Killing Joke.
I’ve been trying to get the entire batman knighfall arc (graphic novels im talking about, not single issues) and find it’s incredibly confusing what to buy, as there’s normal graphic novels and 25th anniversary ones too. But there’s only 2 25th anniversary issues and 3 normal ones??
There’s also “knight quest” which I don’t know if it’s included in the 25th anniversary novels or the normal ones?? Which is also the case with Batman: Troika, is that included in the normal graphic novels or do I need to buy it???!
Basically, can someone tell me what graphic novels I need to buy to collect the entirety of the knightfall saga. Sorry if it’s all a bit confusing”
I borrowed volume 1 from my library and am about 3/4 through, just finished the part where the guy aged like 400 years.
I'm having a hard time getting into this and with all of the hype etc I feel like I'm missing something.
Do the later books really get things going and it's a slow start or is it just not for me?
Just eating personal pan pizzas and reading comic books man those were the days