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Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by PrincessKenobi, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    Aug 12, 2000
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    What are you currantly buying monthly?

    Me:

    Powerpuff Girls
    Dork Tower (More Bi-Mouthly or whenever Dork Press releases it)
    Anything X-Men
    Tea Club
    Thundercats
    Superman
    Kindergoth
    Snap Dragons
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer anything

    ~PK~
  2. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 1999
    star 7
    Mostly I go for trades. The ones I buy monthly:

    All Star Wars comics
    Hellblazer (starting this month with Denise Mina's run)
    Conan
    Red Sonja
    GrimJack
    Black Widow
    Fallen Angel

    I think that's it.
  3. Raven Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 5, 1998
    star 6

    Way, way too many. :(
  4. Ariadne Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 29, 2003
    star 4

    I'm mainly playing catch-up with Star Wars and x-Men comics, but I'm also buying Ghost Rider, Jack Cross, Hatter, M. and Wheel of Time: New Spring.

  5. Darth-Lando Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2002
    star 6
    I generally only go for trades myself. I get frustrated reading part of the story and then having to wait a month. I'd rather wait months inbetween each arc so I can read it all at once. Although the new X-Factor has started me buying comics on a monthly basis again and I fear it may spill over into other titles as well.

    Plus, one of my best friends reads tons of books and he buys them monthly. So when I have a weak moment in willpower and I just have to know what happens next ASAP I turn to him.

    I generally read:
    anything in the Ultimate Marvel universe
    anything X-Men
    anything Star Wars
    Y: The Last Man
    most of the Decimation stuff
    Walking Dead
  6. citizenjohn Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 4, 2001
    star 5
    I think I get somewhere in the neighborhood of 53 titles a month. Among the ones I can remember off the top of my head

    Ultimate X-Men
    Ultimate Spider man
    The Ultimates
    Ultimate Fantastic Four
    All the X-Men Titles (X-Men, uncanny, Asthonishing)
    All Star Batman & Robin
    All Star Superman
    Supergirl
    Superman/Batman
    Fantastic Four
    Amazing Spiderman
    New Avengers
    Star Wars Republic
    Star Wales Tales


    Like I said I get like over 50 titles a month.
    The collection my brother & I share goes back to the early 1960's.

  7. Dubya_Scott Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 11, 2002
    star 5
    The on-going series' I pick up monthly:

    Uncanny X-Men
    GI Joe
    Star Wars Republic
    Star Wars Empire
    Marvel Knights Spiderman

    Then there are a few that are "on hold", or have stopped being published:

    Tomb Raider
    ThunderCats
    Astonishing X-Men
  8. NJOfan215 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2003
    star 5
    Mast, have you read ostrander's appache skies?

    Any way as some one who is under employed, i try to keep my titles somewhere around 10-15.

    What i read:
    Amazing spiderman
    friendly neighborhood spiderman
    marvel knights spiderman (which i will drop once the other is done)
    Fantastic four
    book of lost souls
    Supreme power: Nighthawk
    Supreme power: Hyperion
    New Avengers
    Spiderwomen
    invincable iron man
    Iron man the inevitable
    the sentry
    The ultimates
    Ultimate Galacticus
    Star Wars republic
    Spiderman and black cat
    Ghost rider

    I also got purge, the new rogue squadron mini series, and thor blood oath. I also pick some random trades and such.

  9. Paradise in Naboo Jedi Master

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    Apr 30, 1999
    star 4
    The ones I'm regularly buying nowadays are Amazing Spider-Man, Astonishing X-Men, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, New Avengers, Supergirl and Teen Titans. I've dropped Daredevil and The Pulse after the departure of Brian Michael Bendis from those books.
  10. chiss_man Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 1, 2002
    star 6
    MARVEL:
    Astonishing X-Men
    Ultimates 2
    Ultimate X-Men
    X-Factor
    X-Men: Deadly Genesis

    DC:
    All Star Superman
    Ex Machina
    Green Lantern
    Infinite Crisis
    Justice

    DARK HORSE:
    Star Wars: Empire
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    I've had to cut my list nearly in half already and I may have to do a bit more before the end.
  11. Seldes_Katne Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 18, 2002
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    I'm also a trade reader -- that way I only have to think about one release date, rather than a monthly release that may or may not happen. (Case in point: Ultimates2, which I had been getting in singles, but am now back to waiting for the trade, since Marvel can barely get it published even bi-monthly any more. As usual, sad to say.)

    The only title I'm getting in singles is Rex Libris, from Slave Labor Graphics, which is supposedly about the secret world of librarians. (Being a librarian myself, I find it highly amusing.) This may sound boring, but Rex and the Middletown library staff get to travel through space to retrieve overdue library books, deal with literary characters who come to life, and have a boss who's an ex-Egyptian god. Plus, they all get combat training. No, really.

    Trades of series that I pick up:

    • Ultimate Marvel (USpider-man, UX-Men, UFantastic Four, Ultimates, and any related minis or cross-overs)

    • Occasional X-men titles

    • Olympus Heights, by Kevin Munroe (Really amusing and excellent updating of characters from Greek mythology, it's now complete and collected in one trade)

    • Marvel's Runaways series





  12. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2001
    star 7
    I don't buy anything anymore. At one time it was:

    X-men
    Uncanny X-Men
    Wolverine
    X-Factor
    Excalibur
    Punisher
    Punisher's War Journal
    Punisher War Zone
    Spider-man
    Iron Man
    Batman
    GI Joe
    Marvel Comics Presents
    and whatever comics Frank Castle happened to be appearing in that month

    Then I stopped and came back for:

    Punisher
    Star Wars Republic
    Star Wars Empire
    GI Joe
    Transformers

    And now I'm back at nothing again.
  13. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 6, 1999
    star 6
    I've dropped Supergirl and Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man. Now my monthly lineup looks like this:

    52
    Amazing Spider-Man
    Astonishing X-Men
    Fantastic Four
    New Avengers
    Runaways
    Teen Titans
    Wonder Woman
    Y: The Last Man

    I expect to add a few more titles by the end of the summer.


  14. NJOfan215 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2003
    star 5
    I'm buying too many.

    AXM
    x men (dropping after next issue)
    UXM
    friendly neighborhood spiderman (dropping after next issue)
    Amazing spiderman
    Fantastic four
    book of lost souls
    Squadron supreme
    Civil War
    Ares (ends in one issue)
    Iron man (i may drop this after next issue if it doesn't improve)
    wolverine
    wolverine origin
    Star wars kotor
    Star wars legacy
    star wars rebellion
    Battle star galactica
    New avengers
    Ultimates 2

    I'm definitely getting the eternals. I might get x men civil war, and i might grab the iron man and captain america civil war issues also, but i'm not sure. I might start getting red sonja as well.
  15. Zebra3 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2004
    star 5
    At one time I used to buy:

    Wolverine
    Uncanny X-Men
    X-Men
    New X-Men
    Ultimate X-Men
    Exiles
    Star Wars

    Then I moved to a town that didn't have a comic book store (for like four years but one recently moved in just down the street from me) and I had to give it up. Plus it was getting really expensive. Now I mostly buy the Star Wars TPBs. I'm also thinking about picking up the SW Legacy comics as they come out.
  16. one_armed_scissor_14 Jedi Knight

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    Oct 24, 2005
    star 3
    Uncanny X-Men
    X-Men
    Astonishing X-Men
    New X-Men
    Ultimate X-Men
    X-Factor
    Exiles
    X-Men Limited Series.

    It's a pretty one-sided thing, I would say.

    Oh and I might get New Excalibur, Wolverine, Cable & Deadpool, Ms. Marvel-any one or a combination of those.
  17. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 28, 2002
    star 7

    My rule for quality purchases severely restricts my variety of options.
  18. one_armed_scissor_14 Jedi Knight

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    Oct 24, 2005
    star 3
    Okay, you're really starting to sound like a comic elitist, what is up with you?
  19. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2002
    star 7

    Book elitist, more specifically. I'm not too conversant with comics. Not a viable option for Aussies and its high costs. Imports are cheaper, but in bulk and not that Voltron guy. I'm specialising in Star Wars comics, aside from one Song of Ice and Fire one.
  20. one_armed_scissor_14 Jedi Knight

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    Oct 24, 2005
    star 3
    Alright. Well, book elitist I can understand, and now I see where the "lack of options" comes from.
  21. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2002
    star 7

    I'll also automatically reject anything polluted with dwarfs, elfs, dragons and other dispicable fantasy cliches. Farmboy studs and super swords are a second category of disapproval, but not completely enough to dismiss. I have read dragons, but they are very background in the Malazan series. Truthfully, if a kingdom's emblem is even dragon, the author has lost instant business with me. It tells me for even such a minor thing you can't show something different, new.
  22. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Jul 10, 2004
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    ruthfully, if a kingdom's emblem is even dragon, the author has lost instant business with me.

    Targaryens?
  23. Mikaboshi Force Ghost

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    Jul 12, 2005
    star 6
    Ultimate X Men
    Ultimate Fantastic Four
    Ultimates
    Ultimate Spiderman

    All good stuff IMO.
  24. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2002
    star 7

    Okay . . . Targaryens aside, too. I have a love-hate relationship with Martin. What's very good is balanced by some very irritating flie bites. :p
  25. one_armed_scissor_14 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 24, 2005
    star 3
    Of course, but why don't you try 616 versions of these characters?
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