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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6465 on: 02 March, 2019, 03:00:03 pm »
Been working my way through IDWs Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye and it really is some of the best sci-fi i've read in a long time. Charming, funny, heartfelt and absolutely beautiful to look at (Tharg, get Alex Milne drawing for the prog, NOW!) and also very different from anything the franchise has done before. An expansive space opera set after the civil war, allowing the cast of mostly unknowns to be fleshed out in a way they couldn't before and revisit some real deep cuts of mythology (well hello Dai Atlus, it's been 30 years). Highly recommended.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6466 on: 15 March, 2019, 12:00:34 pm »
I've just started Revelation Space after trying it out, wow, 15 years ago and not liking it. Enjoying it much more this time around.
The Inhibitor trilogy ended up being my holiday reading. I really loved it, but a very strange non-ending. Apparently a few loose ends are dealt with in other novels?

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6467 on: 15 March, 2019, 02:40:51 pm »
Reading The Shadow Captain by Alastair Reynolds. I like this weird astropunky world of lost technology, solar sails and deep time. It's completely daft but it's fun. Struggled to remember a lot of Revenger, the first novel, but it's started to come back about halfway through the book. Won't be one of my favourites of Reynolds work but still a cut above most.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6468 on: 18 March, 2019, 07:35:19 pm »
NEW GODS by Jack The King Kirby. Picked up the stand alone collection last week. Didn't take long for me to read it. Brilliant. A fantastic comic. Silver age gold. Lots of action and fun, as well as some really cool ideas. I really admire Orion. Guy's angry and not really a nice guy, but he still cares for those close to him, and sometimes even shows some empathy for his enemies. Darkseid is equally as interesting. Almost felt sorry for him when he's told about the Micro-Mark weapon, realising how fruitless his hunt for the anti life equation has been and how his lust for battle is being replaced by automated genocide. Not to mention when he wants the battle between Orion and Kabilak to be just. True gent, even if his the personification of a depression haha.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6469 on: 18 March, 2019, 08:52:22 pm »
New Gods is one of my absolute favourites. Pretty much all of Kirby's post-Lee 70s work is and New Gods stands up well in a field of quite exceptional quality. If you enjoyed this I can't recommend the rest of his Fourth World stuff enough, its quite majestic.

That said read all of this stuff, Demon, OMAC, Kamandi, The Losers. Then  follow him back to Marvel for Devil Dinosaur, 2001 (personal favourite), Black Panther, The Eternals (another favourite of mine) and even Captain America which I'm sure is better than I give it credit for.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6470 on: 19 March, 2019, 03:55:34 am »
I've been sitting on Jack Kirby collections of New Gods and Mister Miracle. I really should get back to them. I picked them up in a ComiXology black friday sale last year after reading Tom King's Mister Miracle reminded me I've a giant Jack Kirby hole in my life I really should get around to filling in.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6471 on: 19 March, 2019, 11:37:10 am »
I am currently reading Little by Edward Carey.  So far its really interesting.  I met the fellow last year and hes a really eccentric guy, can definitely recommend it so far.

He's a review in the Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/10/little-by-edward-carey-review

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« Reply #6472 on: 19 March, 2019, 04:28:22 pm »
New Gods is one of my absolute favourites. Pretty much all of Kirby's post-Lee 70s work is and New Gods stands up well in a field of quite exceptional quality. If you enjoyed this I can't recommend the rest of his Fourth World stuff enough, its quite majestic.

That said read all of this stuff, Demon, OMAC, Kamandi, The Losers. Then  follow him back to Marvel for Devil Dinosaur, 2001 (personal favourite), Black Panther, The Eternals (another favourite of mine) and even Captain America which I'm sure is better than I give it credit for.

The man is The KIng for a reason!

Yep, got the 4th world omnibus as 4 TPBs. Out of those I think Olsen, Forever people and Mister miracle really benefits from mixing in with each other, while New Gods -for me- really shines as a stand alone. But brilliant all of them. As are Demon and Omac. Waiting eagerly for Kamandi to come out as trade paper backs :)

New Gods is also a book I really hope DC puts out as an absolute at some point.

I've been sitting on Jack Kirby collections of New Gods and Mister Miracle. I really should get back to them. I picked them up in a ComiXology black friday sale last year after reading Tom King's Mister Miracle reminded me I've a giant Jack Kirby hole in my life I really should get around to filling in.

I finished reading Tom's Mister Miracle (for the 4th time or something) this morning. Brilliant book. Each time I finish it I come up with new ideas about the ending :)

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6473 on: 19 March, 2019, 05:45:53 pm »
Still waiting for Kings (Tom not 'the') Mister Miracle to go on sale digitally as I hear nothing but good things.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6474 on: 19 March, 2019, 06:24:57 pm »
Just read Garth Ennis' 'Jimmys Bastards'. Absolutely loved it, a filthy, violent piss take of james Bond

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6475 on: 19 March, 2019, 08:49:55 pm »
Looking forward to picking up Kirby’s The Demon at some point.

Loved that character, despite only having seen him in a Grant/Breyfogle Batman, and The Sandman!


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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6477 on: 20 March, 2019, 08:57:38 am »
Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell. Scandi Noir from the early 1990s and very prescient with its racism fears over immigration and a double murder for Wallander to solve. It really could have been written about yesterdays headlines a frighteningly accurate view of our world almost 30 years on.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #6479 on: 20 March, 2019, 08:24:45 pm »
Day of the Jackal Very thrilling, and amazingly written. So well written (almost like actualy history) I was looking for an appendix in the back of it, see which sources which were used in order to write it.