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'Beneath You'


Other Media 2: It's Astounishing!

Discussion of Jossverse and other comics, graphic novels, and more. Except for capes. No capes!

Please use spoiler font for new releases until after the weekend following release.


victor infante - Dec 29, 2006 5:55:02 am PST #13 of 5043
To understand what happened at the diner, we shall use Mr. Papaya! This is upsetting because he's the friendliest of fruits.

Yeah, what exactly are the life changing comics in Victor's life?

At the moment? It's a hodgepodge.

  • "Agents of Atlas" may well be the best superhero funny book out there. Serious old-school fun with a great plot and classic characters.

  • "Secret Six" is, alas, gone for the time being, but it was so popular I suspect it'lll be back. Gail Simone called it "the wrongest book in all of comicdom," and she may well be right.

  • "The Atom." No, seriously. This is fun.

  • "Fables" and "Jack of Tales" -- Bill Willingham's such a weird, inconsistent writer, but all of this has been good. It's always the book I save for last. (Whichever one's in.)

  • "Nextwave" which, also alas, is turning out to be a limited series, but ... "My robot brain needs beer." Love, love, love. The guest appearance of the old "What The?" characters, including Forbush Man, put it over the top for me.

  • "New Universal" is too new to say, but it's certainly got my attention. Same with the new "Justice Society."

  • "Justice League" is coming together. I like the leisurely pace of it, the way Meltzer gets into the heads of some of these characters. And Black Lightning!

  • "BPRD" when it bothers to come out. Love me the whole Hellboy mythos.


Strega - Dec 29, 2006 6:02:03 am PST #14 of 5043

Zombies vs. Robots is a life-changing comic. Because of it being called Zombies vs. Robots. And also because it has zombies. And robots. Fighting!


victor infante - Dec 29, 2006 6:25:27 am PST #15 of 5043
To understand what happened at the diner, we shall use Mr. Papaya! This is upsetting because he's the friendliest of fruits.

Zombies vs. Robots

This sounds like one of those comics I'll feel foolish for having missed!


Jon B. - Dec 29, 2006 6:38:46 am PST #16 of 5043
A turkey in every toilet -- only in America!

Zombies v. Robots


victor infante - Dec 29, 2006 6:58:45 am PST #17 of 5043
To understand what happened at the diner, we shall use Mr. Papaya! This is upsetting because he's the friendliest of fruits.

That's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.


Strega - Dec 29, 2006 7:00:00 am PST #18 of 5043

The guest appearance of the old "What The?" characters, including Forbush Man, put it over the top for me.

If it weren't for NextWave & Planetary there's so much I wouldn't know about superhero comics. Damn that Ellis.

Another random proclamation because I'm running on 4 hours of sleep: any best-of-2006 lists that don't mention Casanova should be viewed with suspicion. And narrowed eyes.


Glamcookie - Dec 29, 2006 7:39:26 am PST #19 of 5043
I know my own heart and understand my fellow man. But I am made unlike anyone I have ever met. I dare to say I am like no one in the whole world. - Anne Lister

Powers is great. Y the Last Man has replaced it as my must read immediately comic, though.

Look at the page I just bought the GF for her b-day!!!! [link]


amych - Dec 29, 2006 7:41:05 am PST #20 of 5043
Now let us crush something soft and watch it fountain blood. That is a girlish thing to want to do, yes?

Lucky GF!


sumi - Dec 29, 2006 7:58:48 am PST #21 of 5043
Art Crawl!!!

Woo hoo new thread!


§ ita § - Dec 29, 2006 12:30:49 pm PST #22 of 5043
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

I like 52 too. Unlike Lost, I believe they have a plan. Well, they have a finite span, and they have to end up where the rest of the comics picked up 6 months ago. Isn't shattering any Earths, but I like it.

Morrison's run on Doom Patrol was some of my favourite work of his. I despise what he did to the X-Men, though.