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    Comic Books Poll: Do you still read them?

    Im curious to see if people in this community are comic book fans.


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    where´s the poll?

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    I voted yes although I wouldn't call myself a comic book "fan"
    I like reading them now and then, If the art is good and the story is intersting.
    Been reading Ashley woods Metal Gear Solid and Popbot comics, I lve that guy.

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    would manga be considered comics?
    i don't read comics but i collect a lot of manga. i prefer stuff that ends.

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    but the last one I read was Preacher and I dont think someone is yet coming up with something that could possibly come near as edgy and politically incorrect as they did...

    I dont buy the new ones but would read them if a copy would fall in my hands

    but except for that, I like the old ones by Moebius
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    I grew up reading and drawing the stuff, so I can't knock it. But nowadays, it won't hold my interest. I still enjoy the work of a few artists: Adam Hughes, Alan Moore, Dave McKean, etc. I hear The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky and Kent Williams is quite good, but havent gotten around to reading it...

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    Fortuneately for me, but unfortunately for my bank account, the comic book store is literally next door to my art store. So I always make sure to stop off at each
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    maybe another option like "i am not a fan, but i read em from time to time" would be showing better and detailed results...

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    ^probably.

    i love readin a good comic every now an then,most recently sin city. dayum that's good stuff.
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    Does that include manga?

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    I started reading comics long ago however I was not really a "fan". Some months ago I discovered "the goon". Now I am a fan.
    yeah.. and sin city was a good read as well.
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    I'd probably be a fan if I didn't have to goto camden to get one...

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    fozz, i could add 80 "yes, but" titles

    all they do is scatter up the results.

    either you are a fan or not in my eyes.

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    ok i am a fan then....haha, how does this taste???!!

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    Asking if you "still read them" is insulting...why would you ever quit?

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    I was a fan growing up...
    my intrest wained after I got married and put down my pencils...
    I was directed to Concept Art a couple of years ago and started drawing again...
    I saw Staz Johnsons work, and I am now a fan again.

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    Other than the occasional Batman graphic novel, I haven't been into the superhero stuff in a while. I prefer the European, more Heavy Metal-esque type of comics.

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    I frequent my towns second hand bookstore to pick up old classics. I dont know why, but i dont like comics that are made these later years. (plus secondhand comics are much more affordable )

    Favorites are conan, tales from the crypt and LOBO.

    on a completely unrelated note, here's to test some new smilies:

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    I don't keep a file or subscribe to Previews but I go to stores almost once a week to see what's new. This week's buys: "Wimbledon Green" by Seth and "Rusty Brown #16" by Chris Ware.

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    Weird, I buy my first Comic today and this poll appears. I loved it. Read the whole thing in an hour or two. Great fun.

    (Am I officially a geek now?)

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    "fozz, i could add 80 "yes, but" titles

    all they do is scatter up the results.

    either you are a fan or not in my eyes."


    Gotta admire a man witha black and white brain...that's out on the wall for all to see...

    And...YES, DAMMIT! Mangas are comics. So are doujins. What else would they be? Pianos.



    Read whatever comics I can get my hands on, with the exception of most mainstream US crap from the last 30 years or so. Hate that super-hero-spandex shit.

    I'm an admin for a forum that studies western erotic and non-erotic comics. Am also building a scan collection of mangas and doujin for them as a gift archive to leave behind. Have 4,000 titles so far in five languages, and will probably end up with 8-9,000 plus an equal number of western comics by the time I'm through. After all these years, I still love Wally Woods, Bode, Walt Kelly, Moebius, and Asterix comics are special favorite.
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    I like a few (the first real comic I can remember reading was an Alien vs Predator one). I've gone off the Marvel ones since I started though (too many branches, it got confusing). At the moment my faves would be Hellboy and Sandman, though I'm looking out for some other Vertigo titles. Anyone know if Hellblazer and Lucifer are any good? Someone mentioned Preacher above, sounds cool as well.

    ...being a girl, it's always funny to get strange looks whenever I go into the comics shop in Newie, hehe. At least I buy stuff :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kian
    Weird, I buy my first Comic today and this poll appears. I loved it. Read the whole thing in an hour or two. Great fun.

    (Am I officially a geek now?)
    Which one? How much? Was thinking of buying a comic just for the art...

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    It's hard to get comics where I live and the industry has made reading too expensive. When a kid has the option of spending $5 bucks renting a video game at Blockbuster for a week or buying a comic, he's going to rent that game.

    But I still love them when I can get them, mostly in the trade form. Ultimates and Powers are must reads. Powers for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae
    Asterix
    DOH! you just sparked a light in my head. How can i forget my childhood heroes? I used to love asterix & obelix, lucky luke, tintin, gaston and Spirou et fantasio. These books are HARD to come by these days, since they are out of print as far as i know. I remember the local library having some of them, but they are gone now. I also love franquin's Idées noires, i've discovered these over the last year or so.



    I'm sure i have forgotten some still, but it will come to me.

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    There are a few that I haven't been able to put down. My most recent poison is Y: The Last Man. Still waiting on #48 to come out. I'm like a junkie being denied her fix... it's sad.
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    I don't know about Norweigan translations, but the English Asterix editions are still available. I know because my daughter is on an incredible Asterix kick right now.

    As for comics in general, I keep up with what's going on for professional reasons, but I don't think I've been a fan for at least fifteen years.

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    I love certain comics like Akira, Hellboy, and Popbot, but good comics like those are so few and far between, I can't say I'm a fan of comics. Comic book store shelves seem dominated by costumed crime fighters (oh god why) and the alternative comic scene seems to consists of introverted ducks and neurotic sheep.

    It's wierd to see the comic book sections labeled "Golden Age of comics" then later "Silver Age" then after that "Bronze Age." Now I guess we're in the consolation prize age.

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