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  1. strikesubmit is offline

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    great thread, and some cool entries so far.

    my hobby is pretty "vanilla" by comparison. i collect comic books.

    i grew up reading Marvel exclusively. a little after college, i jumped ship and switched over to DC, but after a while i just got sick of all their reboots and "crises" so i went back to Marvel.

    lately, i've grown tired of the Big 2. just too much baggage with both companies. you basically need a flow chart to figure out what's going on. and after 70+ years of publication, both just get bogged down with rehashed storylines and clutter. plus, i just don't have the time or money to get caught up in all the major events that happen all too often now.

    so, i've turned to indie comics. i still have limited knowledge when it comes to indie titles, and since i have rather circumscribed interests, i've been looking out for primarily martial arts related titles. currently the genre is pretty limited, but i have actually found several that are MMA-related, which is pretty cool.

    this title was put out by Image comics. its a 4-part mini series. pretty cool storyline with some good, kinetic art:

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    this is another MMA comic put out by IDW comics. its a 6-part mini series. the character was actually remade from the Joe Palooka (he was a boxer in his original incarnation) sunday paper strips that started in the 30's:

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    finally, this fun one that just started up from Image comics. if any of you are familiar with the old side-scroller beat 'em up Final Fight, this is that game in comic form:

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    Well I'm a bit of a comic book fan, however my biggest hobby is computer animation :)
    I use blender to build models and make animations. It's a fun little hobby that I enjoy, my little brother is a bit of an artist and I guess it just runs in our family.

    Never really got taught it at college or anything, just picked up the program and did the best to learn it myself, just out of passion for the subject.

    Hey, hope this doesn't come off as advertising but if anyones interested in seeing a vid or two here's my youtube page.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Sovvolf

    Always like to get my work out there to anyone interested in seeing it :)
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    I am a HUGE comic book nerd.
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    Glad to see that many of us are huge comic nerds. Big on stuff like Batman and The Punisher, specially anything that Garth Ennis writes that involves The Punisher. Enjoyed The Punisher Max series though they ended it a little abruptly which was a shame really. I understand that Garth started a new Max series not long back but haven't had the time or money to really give them a read.

    I'm also a bit of a big movie nerd, which is why I love my computer animation a great deal. Often it's like I can make my own movies with pretty much zero budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sovvolf View Post
    Glad to see that many of us are huge comic nerds. Big on stuff like Batman and The Punisher, specially anything that Garth Ennis
    regarding Ennis, have you read The Boys from him?

    and yeah, the Punisher Max series ended a few months ago. i've never read any of the Max stuff, but was always interested because they are supposed to take place outside of the usual Marvel 616 universe (i think).

    as for Batman, i don't even know what's going on there currently, especially with all this New 52 stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strikesubmit View Post
    regarding Ennis, have you read The Boys from him?

    and yeah, the Punisher Max series ended a few months ago. i've never read any of the Max stuff, but was always interested because they are supposed to take place outside of the usual Marvel 616 universe (i think).

    as for Batman, i don't even know what's going on there currently, especially with all this New 52 stuff.
    I haven't though I keep getting it recommended to me, I hear it's good work by him. Need to get round to reading them, though I don't often get the chance to read comics like I used to. Work, girlfriend, kids... Doesn't leave you with much time.

    The Punisher Max series is a must read. Yeah it's set in a world without super heroes and Frank is about 60 and can still kick a lot of arse, it's violent, gory and well written and you get the feeling that Garth is one of the few people to understand Frank Castle as a character. He's in no way a good person, infact he's a sick and twisted person and the only thing that keeps us routing for him is that the people he fights are much, much worse.

    Though I understand Ennis rebooted he series with more supervillians and such. Here it's a good series but haven't read it.

    As for the Batman series. The canon as been all over the place for the last few years now. Stopped trying to keep up with it years ago. Though I do still enjoy reading the classics, big struggle picking my favourite between The Dark Knight Returns, Year one and Long Halloween :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sovvolf View Post
    I haven't though I keep getting it recommended to me, I hear it's good work by him. Need to get round to reading them, though I don't often get the chance to read comics like I used to. Work, girlfriend, kids... Doesn't leave you with much time.

    The Punisher Max series is a must read. Yeah it's set in a world without super heroes and Frank is about 60 and can still kick a lot of arse, it's violent, gory and well written and you get the feeling that Garth is one of the few people to understand Frank Castle as a character. He's in no way a good person, infact he's a sick and twisted person and the only thing that keeps us routing for him is that the people he fights are much, much worse.

    Though I understand Ennis rebooted he series with more supervillians and such. Here it's a good series but haven't read it.

    As for the Batman series. The canon as been all over the place for the last few years now. Stopped trying to keep up with it years ago. Though I do still enjoy reading the classics, big struggle picking my favourite between The Dark Knight Returns, Year one and Long Halloween :)
    I used to be a pretty committed comic nerd...still have my collection boxed and bagged, mostly from 70's and 80's. I appreciate the newer stuff, but just haven't had the time to get caught up...every now and then I'll pick up an omnibus edition at the library to read a series start to finish (and how cool is it that public libraries have this stuff now?).

    So, you younger, hipper guys...if u were to recommend a 'must-read' title for an old school comic nerd, what would it be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keslet View Post
    I used to be a pretty committed comic nerd...still have my collection boxed and bagged, mostly from 70's and 80's. I appreciate the newer stuff, but just haven't had the time to get caught up...every now and then I'll pick up an omnibus edition at the library to read a series start to finish (and how cool is it that public libraries have this stuff now?).

    So, you younger, hipper guys...if u were to recommend a 'must-read' title for an old school comic nerd, what would it be?
    Honestly mate it's hard to say. Haven't kept up with comic books in years. I remember the rebooted a good few of the main ones years ago with the whole "Ultimates" series, Ultimate X-men and Ultimate Spider-man... Stuff like that. However, while they all had a good start, they got pretty **** pretty fast. To be fair, guess writers run out of ideas, write them selves into corners or they'll get some different writer in that wants to take the series in another direction... Then you come out with a mess in the end.

    These days if I read comics I'll still to some of my classics. Like, as stated above, The Dark Knight Returns, The Long Halloween, The Punisher MAX series... I mean, I whole heartedly recommend trying for the Ultimates series, cause as said, may of them come off with a strong start and can be a fun read.

    I hear Planet Hulk and World War Hulk are worth read too, not read them myself but my brother and fellow comicbook nerd with more time on his hands than me, seemed to enjoy them.
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    The Boys started off good, but turned to crap. We have a thread, in this very forum, that has graphic novels and compilations to read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    The Boys started off good, but turned to crap. We have a thread, in this very forum, that has graphic novels and compilations to read.
    Oh, cool, I'll check it out...thanks!

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