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Poll: What was your first comic book?

Everyone has that issue that introduced them to the wonderful world of comic books. What was the first comic you read?

Share yours in the comments!

 

Last Week’s Results:

What is your favorite non-superhero comic?

Saga (an essential Science Fiction epic)

From Hell (Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s Jack the Ripper story and a perfect combination of History and Drama.)

Wytches (The most unforgettable horror comic I’ve read in forever, Scott Snyder and Jock’s art are the stuff of nightmares. )

Maus (Art Spiegleman’s masterpiece and THE book that really opened my eyes on what comics could accomplish as a medium.)

American Splendor (There once was a file clerk in Cleveland.)

The Acme Novelty Library (Chris Ware’s work of metafiction that should have certainly been on any listing of the 100 greatest works of fiction of the 20th Century in Time Magazine alongside Watchmen.)

Any early back issues of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories
with Carl Barks Donald Duck stories, a timeless read for any age.)

Monstress (Just read it already, You won’t regret it.

-Charles Cunyus

“The Butcher of Paris” and “Basketful of Heads” are really good.

-Anthony Ortiz

Gideon Falls without a doubt! That smiley face dude is creepy. Add Andrea Sorrentino art. Gold!!

-Darnell W.

“Satellite Sam” by Fraction/Chaykin. Absorbing period-piece with great fast dialogue and layers of adult oriented story-line. Much like “The Big Lebowski”, the plot gets lost in the elements, but the world is so fun to get caught up in that the reader shouldn’t really care.

-Kel

Saga
Unwritten
Wasteland
Low
Black Science

-Tom Zoda

gideon falls.

Love the story and the art work. Big fan of horror and this series is simply got you questioning which way it will it go.

-David Ribeiro

Posted May 26, 2020 by Patrick

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Poll: Who is your favorite hero and villain pairing?

Like two sides of a coin, some heroes and villains are inextricably combined. Who is your favorite hero/villain pairing?

Share your favorites and why in the comments!

 

 

Last Week’s Results:

Do you prefer movie or TV adaptations?


Movie adaptations, because they normally have bigger budgets, which can lead to bigger scenes ideal for the big screen.

 

-Peter A.

 

Posted May 11, 2020 by Patrick

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Poll: Do you prefer movie or TV adaptations?

With the rise of comic-based movies and TV shows, both have shown their respective strengths and weaknesses. Which do you prefer?

Share your favorites and why in the Comments!

 

Do you prefer movie or TV adaptations?

  • Movie (81%, 13 Votes)
  • TV (19%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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Last Week’s Results:

What is your favorite comic art style?

I have a tendency to be drawn into the impressionist styles of Mike Mignola and Bill Sienkiewicz.

-Peter A.

I’m a fan of the painted styles of Esad Ribic, Alex Ross, Frank Frazetta.

-Darnell W.

Hyper-detail… Art Adams, Brian Bolland, Geof Darrow, Rafael Grampa.

-David Villarreal

Posted May 04, 2020 by Patrick

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Poll: What is your favorite comic art style?

Comics have a huge variety of art styles, whether it’s photo-realistic, watercolored, psychadelic, or exaggerated/cartoony, there are tons and tons of styles. What is your favorite?

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Last Week’s Results

What is your favorite single comic page or panel?


Amazing Spider-Man #121
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciler: Gil Kane
June 01, 1973

-Peter A.


Avengers #277
Written by Roger Stern
Art by John Buscema
March, 1987

-David Villarreal

Posted April 27, 2020 by Patrick

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Poll: What is your favorite single comic page or panel?

In the long history of comics, there have been many iconic single pages or panels of memorable scenes. Which is your favorite?

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Last Week’s Results

What online comic media do you follow?

The used to write reviews for ComicCrusaders.com, so I look at their site still. I read ComicsBeat.com CBR.com and Comicbook.com for news regularly. Sufi Wire is a good site as well.

If you REALLY want awesome comic conversation, you have to go to the FM radio here in Austin. 91.7 KOOP on Wednesday evenings from 6-7. Amazing comic show. Which I could meet the DJ. 🙂

-Bryan Spaulding

Through Twitter, I follow @Newsarama, @CBR, @bleedingcool, @01FirstSecond, @geneluenyang, @ZiaComics, @goraina, and naturally @AustinBooks.

-Peter A.

Bleeding Cool online,
And then Comic Tropes over on YouTube for a great and appreciative history of the comics medium.
And for physical reads Alter Ego and The Jack Kirby Collector.

Plus Austin Books of course. 🙂

-Charles

Posted April 20, 2020 by Patrick

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Poll: What are you currently most excited about?

The world has changed and things are suddenly very different, but comics and pop culture keeps on rolling on! What are you currently most excited about?

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Last Week’s Results:

What is your dream comic?

Dr. Strange written by Mike Mignola and art by Bill Sienkiewicz.

-David Villarreal

Stan Lee & Jack Kirby & Joe Sinnot on The Fantastic Four.
Nuff Said!

-Charles

My dream comic is the planned “Twilight of the Superheroes” by Alan Moore. Seemed like everything I could ever want from a DC comic.

-Jakob Andrew Lucas

Posted April 06, 2020 by Patrick

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Poll: What is your dream comic?

Everybody has that dream comic series: any writer/artist team on any character or team. What’s yours?

Share in the comments!

 

Last Week’s Results:

What are your current favorite comics?

Catching up on Tom King’s Batman. I’ll be very sad when it’s over!

I’m also loving This absolutely bonkers run of Green Lantern. It’s everything I want from Grant Morrison.

-Nic Acosta

I second Kamandi. I’m a child of the ’70s and I remember that one fondly. Does anyone remember OMAC?

Right now I’m really digging Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man and Miles Morales: Spider-Man. Also Ditko Spider-Man. You could say I’m on a Spider-Man kick, I guess.

-Rob Hartle

As a fan of all things Doom, I’m digging the Doctor Doom series. Also looking forward to Outlaws and hoping Marvel finally explores the the long term effects of Civil War and the SH Registration Act.

-Arthur M.

Decorum #1 blew me away. That art is nuts!

Punisher: Soviet by Garth Ennis is just a really incredible, well-written little story. Ennis is still one of the best writers working.

Undiscovered Country is a blast and a half.

Valkyrie seems to flying under the radar. Really great book.

And X-Men. Probably my favorite overall.

-Tom

Posted March 30, 2020 by Patrick

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