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@TheFrenchiestFry completely agree, without Miller DD wouldn't just not relevant today but there's so much more to DD than just Miller I'd like to see adapted in movies or TV.

I think you mean Kevin Smith. The thing I like about his issues is he was actually using DD's religion. A lot of DD writers seem to ignore he's Catholic. I like Elektra myself when she's used properly, there's been weird stuff when they try to make a her a dance teacher which makes question if they don't understand the character why are they using them.

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TheFrenchiestFry

@jump I definitely mixed together Frank Miller and Kevin Smith's names for a sec

I do really like how Smith's stories leaned closer to exploring Matt's beliefs and his overall moral code whereas Miller definitely tapped more into his greater psychology and personal emotions. They're both essentially dissections of the character's core traits

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RR529

Finished up the first volumes of Ultimate Spider-Man & Darth Maul!

As for Spider Man, there were probably some extra things that elevated it (such as the fact that he's one of my favorite superheroes, and being the early 00's interpretation of the character, specifically designed to appeal to people of my age, as I would have been around 10 at the time of it's release), but I got really into it (even though it pretty much just covered the origin up to his first Green Goblin encounter). Really don't want to commit time to a long running narrative, but it's going to be a hard time holding myself back I think, lol.

Darth Maul was a pretty good read too. It had great use of color (especially his eyes burning in the darkness), and the volume felt stand alone, with it's particular narrative wrapping up nicely by the last issue included, which I liked.

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jump

RR529 wrote:

Finished up the first volumes of Ultimate Spider-Man & Darth Maul!

That's the strangest team up title I've ever heard of ;p

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Snatcher

I just saw that the Flintstones have a dc comic I need to buy it.

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Tyranexx

Forgot about this thread. I don't have any recent acquisitions, but I did pick up and read through Batman: Year One several months ago. I definitely recommend that one. It was a neat take on Bruce Wayne/Batman's early career, along with James Gordon's first year in Gotham City.

@Tasuki To be fair, I did include graphic novels as part of a general overview of my collection a couple of pages back. (Yeesh. Two years ago?) But yeah, the manga discussions belong in that respective thread.

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RR529

Read Batman: Year One over the week!

Absolutely striking art direction that manages to capture the griminess of Gotham while not being all grey & brown, and it was a pleasantly dense read as well. If I had to level a complaint against it, it's that it sort of just ended. Granted, it was just an origin story at the end of the day, but I guess I was looking for a more explosive climax after that absolutely thrilling showdown in the abandoned building that happened around the middle of the story.

Still highly recommended though, and it's free digitally if you have Amazon Prime.

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jump

@RR529 even if it is free it’s still giving money to the scumbags at Amazon ;p

It’s Batman day today, happy Batman day everyone! If I didn’t have Super Mario 3D All Stars at the moment I would have been tempted to try and read the entire Grant Morrison or Scott Snyder Batman runs to celebrate. Instead I’m gonna read Batman and The Monster Men, I love Matt Wagners work.

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Happy Batman Day! I'm mildly tempted to grab Batman: The Enemy Within on the Switch eShop since I haven't played that one yet, but I think I'll wait for now. XD

@RR529 I agree; while I enjoyed the ending, it didn't quite measure up to that situation you mentioned towards the middle. Still, I did like the changes here where Barbara was the name of Gordon's wife, and he had a son instead of a daughter.

As far as origin takes go, it's one of the better ones I've been exposed to.

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urrutiap

So far this tail end of this year, DC's one comic that has been doing really good is Batman Rebirth/Batman with the Joker War stuff.

that and Image Comics with Gideon Falls which is about to end in December

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RR529

Recently finished up reading volume 1 of Black Widow & the Marvel Girls, which was a collection of Black Widow centric one shots, and in each one she interacts with a different Marvel superheroine (the Enchantress, the Wasp, Ms. Marvel/Captain Marvel, and Storm), with the final story included the 70's Spider-Man issue where she first debuted her more modern appearance.

It was okay. Out of the four main stories I probably liked the Wasp & Ms. Marvel (the current Captain Marvel) ones the most, but there wasn't anything super gripping or anything. The 70's Spider-Man issue was a neat novelty though, as it was inferred that Black Widow had some level of superpower in that interpretation (particularly copying Spider-Man's abilities).

Mentioned it the anime/manga thread, but I also recently read the first volume of Fairy Tail, which was decently fun (Amazon doesn't seem to have many other manga as part of it's free Prime Reading though, which is a shame).

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jump

With Alan Moore being Alan Moore and creating another controversy I decided to pick up Halo Jones. It's really good but it just makes feel sad it was never finished.

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Recently finished up Vampirella: Crown of Worms on Prime Reading.

Wanted to try something a bit different than the typical superhero fare, and this fit well for the spooky season. It pretty much follows a female vampire who hunts down other vampires, and while she apparently has bad blood with Dracula, they must form an uneasy alliance after she runs across a nest of vampires who are under the control of an ancient interdimensional god worm (yes, it's pretty nuts) which aims to bring on the apocalypse.

It's by far the goriest comic I've yet read, and while the character was originally conceived to be pretty cheesecake in terms of design, this appears to be a bit of a grittier reimagining where she seems to be at odds with her "old self" and is struggling to find herself.

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jump

Just read Batman Three Jokers. It's good (better than Johns' Batman Earth One imo) but it's not the modern classic and cannon shaking story I was hoping it to be. It's funny as even though it doesn't hit the highs of the best of Batman it enthralled me more at the time of reading it than the recent runs of Tom King or Tynion even though I would say their runs are better. I get the feeling if they didn't big it up in Darkseid War I would have enjoyed it more from having lower expectations.

The trick they pulled with Joe Chill is fantastic, easily the best use of him I can remember of and there's a few ideas to add to The Joker (maybe)lore but the Three Jokers thing itself wasn't really needed despite a decent idea being there and Red Hood's characterization was really hit and miss from issue to issue.

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