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Whit, how much for your luv of the Science Fiction and Fantasy in your genes did your
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Whit, how much for your luv of the Science Fiction and Fantasy in your genes did your
children inherit? Just curious. :D

Not too much. We all love music and sports but my obsession with classic Sci-Fi and Fantasy is all mine.

Although my daughter will watch the occasional Godzilla movie with me.

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If anyone wants to checkout a good collection, get Y, the last man. Very good collection.

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Just finished part one of Knightfall where Bane snaps Batman in half!


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Recently I read (or re-read):

Daredevil - Born Again by Miller and Mazzuchelli 9/10
As mainstream comics go this is about the best there is. One point off for some dodgy coloring.

Swallow Me Whole by Nate Powell 7/10
Indie graphic novel about the effects of schizophrenia - atmospheric and beautifully drawn but oblique and a little too much so to be easily understood. But maybe that's exactly the point. I'd certainly check out anything else this gifted cartoonist turned his hand to.

Tomb of Dracula by Various 7/10
Old Marvel reprint stuff from the 70s in one of those cheap B&W volumes. Lots of fabulous art by Gene Colan. The writing is dated and soapy, but you forgive it because there's a hell of a lot of charm in these pages. Interesting also to see the debut of Blade, now known to cinema-goers as a kind of vampire-killer superhero.

The Quitter by Harvey Pekar and Dean Haspiel 8/10
Funny and charming memoir about Pekar's early years in Cleveland, superbly and moodily illustrated by the excellent Haspiel.

Scott Pilgrim vols 1, 2 & 3 by Bryan Lee O'Malley 2/10
Everyone else I know who reads comics tells me that this is great but I don't get it. It's got a nice art style and the concept is funny - he has to fight seven ex-boyfriends with superpowers before he can go out with his would-be girlfriend. Unfortunately I trudged my way through three volumes wondering when it was going to begin and had difficulty telling different characters from each other. Maybe I'm just too much of an old fart to understand its zany cool. Or maybe I actually demand some story and not just a collection of loosely connected setpieces.

Astonishing X-Men graphic novels
Torn, Dangerous, Gifted by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday 8/10
Came to this unbeguiled by Whedon's writing credits, but this delivered everything one could ask from a mainstream comic. Total immersive entertainment. Seriously, this is how to do a collection of loosely connected action setpieces if you're going to go down that road. (Hint: include characters that look different from one another, and also plots and jokes.)


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Tomb of Dracula by Various 7/10
Old Marvel reprint stuff from the 70s in one of those cheap B&W volumes. Lots of fabulous art by Gene Colan. The writing is dated and soapy, but you forgive it because there's a hell of a lot of charm in these pages. Interesting also to see the debut of Blade, now known to cinema-goers as a kind of vampire-killer superhero.


I read all the reprints of these too :), I agree the writing is somewhat dated, but the stories themselves are great, 10/10 for me :D


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