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Old 12-23-2015, 05:44 PM   #21
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Red Baron is king of frozen pizza.
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:46 PM   #22
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Red Baron is king of frozen pizza.
Seriously, it sh*ts on all the others. Their thin crust is the closest to the real deal there is. So says I, a pizza addict from New York.
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:23 PM   #23
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I feel the same way. Except for a few outliers (main examples being Snyder's "Batman" and Tomasi's "Batman and Robin"), it feels like the comic industry of the big two is no longer fresh and original. Instead of pizza cooked in a brick oven (or sometimes just a cheesy Pizza Hut buffet), it's now reheated Red Baron.

It seems to me it would be very difficult to follow any Marvel titles that don't find themselves involved in the Great Big X-Overs. But my sample pool is quite limited, I'll readily admit. Haven't been able to find any "Guardians of the Galaxy" TPBs yet, so I'm still pretty exclusive to Batman. I should try X-Men comics, though... except for X-Force, I've pretty much stayed clear of it.

So what smaller titles do you follow?

I would suggest X-Factor, if it's still going, as it was one of my favorite X-titles when I was still reading regularly. Not sure what else is still around after the big "reboot/retcon" business, but I'd probably also go with Captain Marvel depending on who's writing her. The "new" Ms. Marvel just doesn't hold a candle to Danvers.
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Old 12-23-2015, 06:29 PM   #24
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I would suggest X-Factor, if it's still going, as it was one of my favorite X-titles when I was still reading regularly. Not sure what else is still around after the big "reboot/retcon" business, but I'd probably also go with Captain Marvel depending on who's writing her. The "new" Ms. Marvel just doesn't hold a candle to Danvers.
Eh, I don't start Marvel/DC comics unless I already know the characters. X-Men I know, Batman I know, Captain Marvel... I'll wait and see if the MCU movie whets my taste or not. Thanks though!
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Well, since she WAS an avenger for a very long time, and is one of the most well-known female heroes, she'd be a good one to start with. X-Factor is(was) a good title with a nice balance of "fun" and seriousness. Having Peter David doing the writing doesn't hurt, either!
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:11 PM   #26
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At the moment the only Marvel book I'm reading with any regularity is Ms Marvel, though I did just pick up the first couple of issues of A-Force.

I was closely following Wolverine and the X-Men for a while there, and picking of trades of Exiles as they came out. I tried to get into Captain Marvel, but...it's not a book that ever grabbed me.

Loved the not-so-recently cancelled She-Hulk and Hawkeye runs.

I'm sad I fell behind Uncanny X-Force as far as I did, because I was enjoying the hell out of that book when it started.
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At the moment the only Marvel book I'm reading with any regularity is Ms Marvel, though I did just pick up the first couple of issues of A-Force.

I was closely following Wolverine and the X-Men for a while there, and picking of trades of Exiles as they came out. I tried to get into Captain Marvel, but...it's not a book that ever grabbed me.

Loved the not-so-recently cancelled She-Hulk and Hawkeye runs.

I'm sad I fell behind Uncanny X-Force as far as I did, because I was enjoying the hell out of that book when it started.
Oh, hey, another non-big-two book I should have mentioned: Chew. Love the HELL out of that book. Highly recommend it if you're not already reading it...
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:19 PM   #29
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Oh, hey, another non-big-two book I should have mentioned: Chew. Love the HELL out of that book. Highly recommend it if you're not already reading it...
LOVE CHEW! I'm so far behind. I should really just forgo floppies and pick the title up digitally. Same goes for Unwritten.
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LOVE CHEW! I'm so far behind. I should really just forgo floppies and pick the title up digitally. Same goes for Unwritten.
Unwritten? Not familiar with that.

Chew #53 came out today and totally caught me by surprise. Love that damn series so much!
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Unwritten is this weird comic about stories and how they intersect with reality. I really dig it, but it's bizarre.

Also see Cowboy Ninja Viking, Casanova, and Day Tripper.
Though, those were more contained, mini-series style books...rather than monthly.
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:58 AM   #32
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Chew is excellent. I have to catch up. I only read the first volume.

Another one I'm digging, be it gruesome, is Nailbiter. I loooove it. Nailbiter, Saga, Wic Div, TMNT, Ms. Marvel, and Kanan get me to the comic stores.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:16 AM   #33
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Is Kanan worth reading if you don't watch Rebels? I've been loving all of Marvel's Star Wars output, but that's one I haven't even looked into yet.
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:23 AM   #34
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Is Kanan worth reading if you don't watch Rebels? I've been loving all of Marvel's Star Wars output, but that's one I haven't even looked into yet.
It's coming to an end early next year unfortunately (the Wiesman luck)
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:29 AM   #35
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Damn, I had no idea he was writing it. So worth reading, just not worth getting attached to. I know the drill by now lol.

EDIT: After some research, I see that it's been a top 50 book almost its entire run. Truly a case of the Weisman curse.
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He's got another Marvel book out at the moment...Star Brand I think. It just started too, so maybe you can check that out and support it while you can.
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Hope you all don't mind the mega bump. I just wanted to say I've really enjoyed this series so far. I'm a sucker for fourth wall breaking stuff, and Hastings seems to be striking the right balance with humor and genuinely thoughtful stuff. The art by Gurihiru is a huge part of the appeal too.
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It's certainly lasted longer than I expected it too. Good on it.
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