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From the Forums: 03-14-14

This week, I want to get back to some comics! Let’s see what everyone is reading, what you’re digging, and what you’re not.

Down at DC:
There is a lot of discussion happening about Green Lantern: New Guardians right now in our favorite conversation destination. Unfortunately, it’s not all awesome:

majorjay started it all off by asking: “Is anyone else feeling like this book is lost its way…
I really used to enjoy this book, now I feel it is hard work to get through it.
contemplating dropping it, however as i do not read any other lantern books think it is a bit of a shame.”

lennyreid offers an alternative: “If you were to pick up New Guardians then now is the time to do it as they’re laying a lot of tracks for future stories but as I said a few comments back, there are 3 other Green Lantern books I’d check out before this one, and I’d agree with majorjay that Soule’s Red Lanterns would be the first in line.”

And scouts1998 mirrors my own thoughts by saying: “Remember the days when everyone hated Red Lanterns and pretended it didn’t exist.”

Maybe at Marvel?:
All-New Marvel Now’s Moon Knight #1 gets some love from thephantomwelshman: “Great writing, great art, love the Egyptian mythology aspect, this for me is up there with Ms Marvel for my favourite book so far out of the Marvel #1s.”

Our members seem to be turning a corner with Charles Soule and Javier Pulido’s She-Hulk, including czor: “I’m liking this book more and more, issue #2 was so much fun! And I love the plot idea behind issue#3!”

silversurferAnd the hype is starting to build for Dan Slott’s Silver Surfer #1, due out March 26th. Forum Avenger deadfett looks forward to the art: “I love Slott but what really has me into this book is the [Mike] Allred art. Ill buy anything he does.”

Insight into Image:
My new buddy xtjmac510x is looking forward to the Chew/Revival one-shot, due out in May: “… it’s shaping up to be something really good. Both are detective stories with supernatural elements and both could really play to each others strengths. I’m dying to get my hands on this and luckily it comes out right around my birthday.”

repstones is into Mercenary Sea: “I loved this book. Old school matinee adventure type feel and the art was superb. With soft focus back-grounding some panels looked as if you were looking at a layered animation cel.”

And courtneyk was hooked into grabbing Deadly Class: “Based on seeing so many positive recs for it here and other places, I grabbed 1 & 2 when I went in to the comic shop at lunch today!”

And obviously Others:
Talking Comics’s own hellocookie, queen of the indy comic scene, talks about Royals: Masters of War from Vertigo: “I really enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Well, not that I didn’t think I would enjoy it, but just that I didn’t realize what it was until I stumbled across the single issue. I hope that it keeps being a really interesting story. I’m definitely going to follow it.” Don’f forget to check out her new podcast, Missfits!

BOOM-Big-Trouble-in-Little-China-001-A-2f795Anticipation is building for Boom Studios’s new Big Trouble in Little China comic. wylietimes suggests drastic measures: “Hope everyone got the scoop. The further adventures of Jack Burton in 1986 will be available through Boom on June 4th written by Eric Powell and drawn by Brian Churilla. If this book isn’t in your hand by June 4th, call the President.”

And Afterlife with Archie continues to be the comics world’s most improbable smash hit. CaptainSuperior wants more: “#4 was soo good. I wish these issues were double sized!”

We had six new souls (members) join us on this ship of fools last week. And, according to your own admissions, the most pulled books of last week were Magneto #1, She-Hulk #2, Moon Knight #1, and Wolverine and the X-men #1, Afterlife with Archie #4, Loki: Agent of Asgard #2, and Forever Evil #6 all tied for fourth place.

And that’s it for this edition of From the Forums. Next week I will be (finally) on schedule, so keep an eye out for another installment on Monday, St. Patrick’s Day!

Mike is a husband, father, writer, gamer, and all around geek. His life’s ambition is to write the fictions, either in film, books, or comics. He is currently working on a couple of comics with artists local to his home in Denver, Colorado, which will be…

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