Seeing as it's a series that I'm aware of but have never actually read to a great extent, I've started to read Fullmetal Alchemist. I can already see that it's a series that won't take until volume three to get really good.
You should give the sequel a read.. I can't remember the name though.
*Looks through comics*
Dark Victory it's called. Pretty good from what I remember, but then I read loads of old Batman comics in a marathon a few years back and don't really have a bad word to say about them so I'm a litte biased.
When I was in a Borders in America I saw this ridiculously oversized anthology of comics about the members of KISS. It was about the size of three phonebooks and looked like it was drawn by a hybrid of Todd MacFarlane and Rob Liefeld.
Don't know what made me think of that. It'd gone completely out of my mind until today.
Post by L. T. Dangerous on Oct 19, 2010 15:57:04 GMT
Guys, I'm a little hazy on the matter, so can anyone please explain to me why, in 2010, there isn't a full English translation available of Fist of the North Star? Is it a licensing issue? It seems like a huge missed opportunity, especially what with the new game coming out soon. I'd love to read it but I'm having difficulty enough finding fan translations, never mind the fact it's never been released in English beyond a particular point.
Post by L. T. Dangerous on Oct 19, 2010 22:02:37 GMT
Which I'd understand except for the fact Battle Royale's available in practically every Waterstones and WH Smiths I know of. It could, theoretically, be a factor, but that seems somehow unusual. It just seems like a missed chance at a fair bit of cash, really.
Post by L. T. Dangerous on Nov 10, 2010 20:46:26 GMT
That's stupid. He's not a character Marvel can afford to operate without for any period of time. And it's not as if anyone believes for a moment he'll stay gone.
Still, certain trade paperbacks of a controversial 90s series and mini-series based on it, plus the reappearance of a character from that arc does make me wonder if this storyline may feature the return of someone very similar to the character in question.
I think you have it confused with the fact that One More Day meant a bunch of other stuff didn't happen, such as Harry and Aunt May dying and everyone knowing Peter Parker is Spider-Man.
Or maybe you just wish that it never happened, along with the entire rest of the planet.
I'm almost amused by how the recent One Moment In Time storyline was hyped by images of Spidey and MJ together, looking happy, but basically flipped OMD around so that, actually, it was all MJ's fault! I'm sure Quesada thinks he's clever, but I doubt anyone is daft enough to see it isn't just him bizarrely hating the character again.
To be fair, OMIT made me just give up hating Spidey's current direction since it's so futile and a recent interest in the classic issues (via the Amazing Spider-Man Classics podcast, which is brilliant by the way) as well as a brilliant video game in [censored]tered Dimensions has made me warm to the guy's comics again. Right around the time he teams with Wolverine, who's on the cover of one issue holding a gun. EXTREME!
Naruto's getting serious. What with the whole 4th Ninja War and everything. Although I wish Kishimoto hadn't rezzed Asuma, Chiyo, Zabuza or Haku. Rezzing Akatsuki was bad enough. I can deal with the Jinchuriki and Kages coming back, but all the other people? No. Just no.
I hope this is the last arc. Or at least penultimate.
And Bleach fans, anyone else pissed off with how Kubo wrapped up the Deicide arc?
Chuck Norris invented foxes.
My pubes are longer than the hair on my head. One day I shall weave the two together and strum it like a harp.
Knight and Squire #1 and #2 - Britain in the DC universe is [censored]ing hysterical. The tone of the book is essentially "US comics generally don't take the UK seriously, right? But instead of resenting it let's embrace the silliness wholesale and add some cultural in-jokes". The result is a really charming book. I'll be supporting this for sure. It's written by Paul Cornell, the man who managed to make Captain Britain (and his friends at MI:13) into a really riveting read.