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  1.  (1618.41)
    Fraction tried to get ME to wear an eyepatch for a fucking week, so you can bet he'll try it with fictional characters.
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      CommentAuthormojojoseph
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
     (1618.42)
    Hmm, I have found that eyepatches always look awesome on fictional characters, but put 'em on real people and they look like numptys.

    Of course, if anyone has an image of a person who looks cool with an eyepatch, feel free to share...though maybe not in this thread.
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      CommentAuthormadmatt213
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
     (1618.43)
    @mojojoseph

    I think you are forgetting the most obvious example, and it works perfect for this thread (at least for how it has devolved [all because of me])...

    Nick
  2.  (1618.44)
    Fraction tried to get ME to wear an eyepatch for a fucking week,


    He was right, too.
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      CommentAuthormojojoseph
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
     (1618.45)
    @ madmatt213

    Hmph, I stand corrected.

    Well, I sit corrected actually, but you get the idea...
  3.  (1618.46)
    damn, i live in backwater usa. anna mercury will not get to my book seller of choice until the end of april. grrrrr!

    EDIT my 'brick and mortar' store just called and said they made a mistake. Anna will arrive at 11:00am local time tomorrow morning. i am officially happy now.
  4.  (1618.47)
    Brit
    The Walking Dead
    Buffy
    The Boys
    Anna Mercury


    I love weeks full of indipendant titles.
  5.  (1618.48)
    Anyone reading the Omega maxi? how is it?
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      CommentAuthormadmatt213
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
     (1618.49)
    @David

    I've been picking up Omega every month. I absolutely love it. It's always the first comic I read from my pile the week it comes out. Each issue just keeps getting weirder than the last. I can't imagine what issue ten will be like.
    • CommentAuthorcasret
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008
     (1618.50)
    Anna Mercury
    Boys
    Buffy
    New Dynamix
    Angel
    Casanova
    Walking Dead

    Damn good week.
  6.  (1618.51)
    Oh, I think I'll buy the Punisher War Journal TPB. Enjoyed the first one very much, although it was tied very strong into that whole civil war thing


    it gets much better the further removed from civil war you get. one of marvels best books, hands down.
  7.  (1618.52)
    And Howard Chaykin's drawing it now. So, you know, EXTRA AWESOME.
  8.  (1618.53)
    Picked up a number of things, but Transhuman is the only one I've been able to read yet (damn you, two full time jobs). Thus far the art is substantial without being distracting, and the dialouge is intelligent without being TLDR. It also brings up an interesting debate between the genetic and cybernetic branches of Transhumanism which I'll start a discussion on in Mad Science.
  9.  (1618.54)
    dnwilliams

    i'll pick up the trade (an amazing £8!) but is #13 a decent jumping on point, anyone know?


    NO! DO NOT JUMP ON AT #13! I think madmatt was being a little subtle, so I'm being very unsubtle. Issue #12 was possibly the biggest issue of the series thus far, and missing out on the kick-in-the-nuts that was #12 would be a big mistake.
    You really want to try and collect all the floppies if you can.
  10.  (1618.55)
    yeah, i have to second that. casanova is amazing issue to issue, but after #8, there isnt really a concise jump on. its best to go back to that one in order to get the full value out of the story.
  11.  (1618.56)
    Abe Sapien The Drowning #3 (of 5)
    Buffy The Vampire Slayer #13
    All New Atom #22
    American Splendor Season Two #1 (of 4)
    Detective Comics #843
    Nightwing #143
    Scalped #16
    Trials Of Shazam #12 (of 12)
    Casanova #13
    Walking Dead #48
    Logan #2
    Omega Unknown #7 (of 10)
    Twelve #4 (of 12)
    Young Avengers Presents #3 (of 6)
    Angel After The Fall #6
    Anna Mercury #1 (of 5)
    Boys #17
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2008 edited
     (1618.57)
    Neither BOYS nor WALKING DEAD are on Diamond's final list. I've never expressly checked how accurate that list is, so they might still be left off.

    I guess I'll find out tomorrow morning when we go get the books...
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
     (1618.58)
    I need to talk to the guys at my local (well, nearest) comics store about Avatar comics. They get the trades, but not single issues. And it's not because they only carry superhero comics, they've got Vertigo, Wildstorm and Dark Horse aplenty, and a healthy, if somewhat more limited, helping of IDW and Image. But no Avatar. The people running the store are pretty cool folks, though, so I'm hoping I can convince them to start getting it.
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      CommentAuthorlamuella
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
     (1618.59)
    Anyone who is thinking about getting Punisher War Journal: do it. It's a brilliant book that manages to celebrate the seriousness and ridiculousness of having a character like The Punisher in the Marvel universe, without resorting to the grim (if brilliantly written) bloodbath that is the Garth Ennis punisher.

    Plus, it gave us a gun that shoots swords. For that alone it is a work of high art.
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      CommentAuthormadmatt213
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
     (1618.60)
    @Iamuella

    I second that! Did you read #18? Fooking brilliant, and I'm really warming up to Chaykin penciling the book, too.