I was under the impression that I was your big comfy blanky.

Oz ,'Him'


Other Media 2: It's Astounishing!

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

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


DavidS - Jun 16, 2020 8:39:44 am PDT #5041 of 5052
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

but Diamond has always sucked pretty hard for retailers, right?

This has been an issue since I worked at Fantagraphics. But the bigger issue is that back in the 80s there was more than one distributor so there were options. When it all collapsed down to Diamond's monopoly that's when it got problematic.


Cashmere - Jun 16, 2020 8:49:55 am PDT #5042 of 5052
Now tagless for your comfort.

but Diamond has always sucked pretty hard for retailers, right?

Sucked hairy donkey balls.


Miracleman - Nov 12, 2020 7:36:21 am PST #5043 of 5052
No, I don't think I will - me, quoting Captain Steve Rogers, to all of 2020

Has anybody else been reading The Immortal Hulk? It's a really fascinating read.


askye - Aug 24, 2021 3:08:35 pm PDT #5044 of 5052
Thrive to spite them

I have been reading a lot of MCU fanfic and was reading some that based Hawkeye off the comicbook and I got interested in that version of Clint Barton and I ended up getting the first trade from the library. Which had a little thing about the Young Avengers, and now I want to read that...

I figure as long as I'm just getting trades from the library I'm ok and I want fall back into the OH MY GOD I HAVE TO BUY EVERYTHING thing that happened the last few times I tried to buy comicbooks.


Steph L. - Aug 24, 2021 3:59:09 pm PDT #5045 of 5052
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

askye, the Matt Fraction run on Hawkeye? SO GOOD. And I love Kate Bishop so much. I can’t wait until the Hawkeye show on Disney+.


askye - Aug 25, 2021 12:20:09 pm PDT #5046 of 5052
Thrive to spite them

Yep it is the Fraction run. I kept seeing that tag and I liked the Clint characterizations better so I finally gave the comics a shot. Also the references to the tracksuit Draculas and I wanted to check that out. The stories I read weren't overusing the word bro, bro...

Kate is awesome. Reading this definitely makes me more excited about the upcoming series.


Matt the Bruins fan - Aug 30, 2021 8:45:42 am PDT #5047 of 5052
There's "Soul Stone dead" and there's "I'm suing Disney dead". —Wonderella

Oh yeah. Kate Bishop is blessed to have been written well by almost everyone who's had a book starring her. (The Kelly Thompson series was a bit too wacky sitcom-ish for me, but it didn't seem badly written.)


Tom Scola - Sep 12, 2021 6:21:55 am PDT #5048 of 5052
Like a pinch on the neck from Mr Spock

When these started showing up on Tumblr, I thought it just fan art, but no, it’s an officially licensed by DC thing.


Steph L. - Sep 12, 2021 8:20:26 am PDT #5049 of 5052
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

When these started showing up on Tumblr, I thought it just fan art, but no, it’s an officially licensed by DC thing.

Those are cute!


askye - Sep 24, 2021 5:32:46 pm PDT #5050 of 5052
Thrive to spite them

The Young Avengers I have on hold is finally ready to pick up. I got excited when I read that at work and was like "i'll get it on my way home". Except the library closed before I got off so now I have to wait until tomorrow.

I also looked through the trade paperbacks they had and I thought I picked up the start of the Spider-Gwen ones but I didn't so I have to take that back and find the right one. I also requested The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.

I'd like to read some Spiderman but I have no idea where to start there.