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I was in hospital this past week being pumped full of steroids, anyway I spent my time relaxing reading some comics on my Kindle, that I'd downloaded just prior to admittance, so I wouldn't get bored.

The first I read was Love and Rockets by Jaime Hernandez which is a really amazing series of books put out by he and his brother Gilbert. Gilbert has his own long running serial called Palomar that I haven't gotten into yet but surely will.

In Jaime's work, the central figure is Maggie Chascarillo, a mechanic. The stories are filled with a lot of strong female characters - Maggie's idol and role model is Rena Titańon, a professional wrestler on the ladies circuit. Then there's other starring characters like Hopey her best friend and sometimes lover. Basically it follows these people's day to day lives and Hernandez tells it in such a lively and entertaining fashion. The artwork is fantastic too.

The Love and Rockets series began around the mid 80s I believe and is still being produced by los bros Hernandez.

Another I really enjoyed during my stay was "My Favourite Thing is Monsters" by Emil Ferris. This features some of the finest artwotk I've ever seen in a graphic novel, the kind where you regret having to turn each page. It's a fictional diary set in 1960's Chicago, told from the perspective of Karen Reyes, she portrays herself as a werewolf as she feels like an outcast. The story mainly deals with the murder of their neighbour Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, and littered throughout the story you learn more about the people in Karen's life and... I actually haven't finished it yet, far from it, but it's a true original, never read anything like it.

https://www.amazon.com/Favorite-Thin...ng+is+monsters

Amazon have a sample here of Ferris's work. Really wonderful.

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Love and rockets is great. Still have some old numbers they published here in the late 80's and early 90's. Too bad it was something totally unreliable.

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Joao, have you read anything by Jeff Lemire? His work looks interesting.

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Joao, have you read anything by Jeff Lemire? His work looks interesting.
Yeah, some of his stuff for Marvel and DC. Nothing outstanding and Justice League Dark is something very bad.

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I'm not interested in superheroes really. Essex County looks great.

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Snobbing me, are you Jeff?

Maybe it was better, but from my experience the best writers such as Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman can deal pretty well with super-heroes comics as well the other stuff.

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Don't mean to snob you, no I'm just saying, something like Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson which deals with a bunch of young adults and their crappy jobs, relationships, day to day lives etc. that anyone can relate to... rather than stories of Batman or Superman fighting crime appeals to me a lot more.

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Well, you have stories of superman threatening to throw a teen from a mountain top if he caughts him smoking. That is real life enough

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Hahaha.

I started reading Preacher by Garth Ennis, love the setting and characters, bloody funny too. Also picked up Saga by Brian K Vaughan which I've heard amazing things about.

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Has anything ever been written on paper that Jwow didn't read?

Without it gravity is just gravy.
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Don't mean to snob you, no I'm just saying, something like Box Office Poison by Alex Robinson which deals with a bunch of young adults and their crappy jobs, relationships, day to day lives etc. that anyone can relate to... rather than stories of Batman or Superman fighting crime appeals to me a lot more.
First of all, why are you full of steriods?

2nd, have you ever read a Superman or Batman comic? Or watched a movie?
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They increased the dose of prednisone as they'd detected instances of rejection in the lungs.

I saw Batman and Robin when I was a kid. But otherwise I'm not interested. Also where on Earth do you get started as there's hundreds of releases with these series, Superman, Batman etc. along with spinoffs to keep track of.

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Damn, sorry to hear that, bro. Hope you're doing better (keep me updated).

I saw all the Batman movies at the cinema. 1st was ok, 2nd Pish, 3rd beyond cheesy, 4th the one you saw almost killed the franchise

Despite being let down 4 times I saw Begins. Before I went in I thought it was going to be light and silly. I wasn't prepared. The Dark Knight is a masterpiece.


You can actually start on the Dark Knight. It's a great standalone film. I'd recommend you watch that. Then go on from there if you like it.

The 78 Superman movie is great. Also is Man of Steel which is the best script I've ever read! That's all movies combined. The final movie is quality but I would change the way it was filmed.

But anyway, I got my answer. You haven't seen them so you don't know if you like it or not

I've not seen Harry Potter but everyone bangs on about it. One day I'll watch it. Maybe you should do with comics and movies what you do with food. I see you try new food. So what's the harm on watching a movie that doesn't appeal to you at first? Remember back in 2008? I was watching 3 movies a day! I saw some great stuff and crap stuff. But I can say it's crap because I watched it!
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Hahaha.

I started reading Preacher by Garth Ennis, love the setting and characters, bloody funny too. Also picked up Saga by Brian K Vaughan which I've heard amazing things about.
Yeah, Saga is cool. Preacher I never liked much. Garth Ennis is too much shock for shock vallue, sometimes he sounds like a teenager that just learn his first cursing world and got access to an internet forum. There is a Preacher adaptation to TV, if you are liking the comics.

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I still haven't read any book from Bob Dylan.

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Brian Azzarello's 100 Bullet's sounds good. I know Osman is a fan. You checked it out? (Bill says "of course he has!)

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Yes, I read first issues, but didnt keep following it. It was not bad, but not enough to me to do an effort to keep following it.

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You got any fave characters in Saga? I like Prince Robot IV The whole cast is interesting really. They're fleshed out so well, you feel sympathetic even towards the people out hunting Alana and Marko, like The Will and Gwendolyn.

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I am still reading it, I think i ready the first 7 issues or something like this. It is interesting, not a priority, so I do not got any favorite character yet. Well, the woman is better than the guy.

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I thought it started a little slow but got better.

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