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Comic Books

Re: Comic Books
July 21, 2012, 01:01:40 AM
A goofy connotation. Think The Big Bang Theory.



But I only said it to have some laughs: I don't mean to imply the people here who enjoy comics are comic book "nerds"

Re: Comic Books
July 21, 2012, 01:17:33 AM
NERDS vs The Adult Illustrated Fantasy Magazine

http://www.heavymetalmagazinefanpage.com/


Re: Comic Books
July 21, 2012, 02:40:49 AM
Manga and the dramatic Japanese crossover novel are the inspiration for ALL anime, as far as I know, but I could be wrong. Some are amazing, some are celebratory and some are just plain stupid.

Favorite Video Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion; Record of Lodos Wars; Macros/Robotech/MarcrosPlusSeries; Vampire Hunter D series; Ninja Scroll.


Re: Comic Books
July 21, 2012, 05:22:34 AM
I don't know whether Asterix books - if they are comics in the traditional sense- (originally in French) are known of at all in the USA...but they are at the forefront in my part of the world (Asia) and in Europe as well (English translations). I find their use of the English language is at an exceptionally high level (supposedly the French originals are even better), while the ability to weave humour around historical events is also very good. Worth checking out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterix#English_translation

http://www.asterix.com/books/albums/

Re: Comic Books
July 24, 2012, 10:55:26 PM
I use to read it a lot of it when I was younger. My interest in them drop a lot since a few years but I like to read some of them from times to times. I learn how to read with "Tintin". It helps me a lot for to become curious about the world around me since he travelled all around the world, it involved history and politics and even science. A real classic unlike a lot of comics.

Asterix is funny. Sometimes it's a satire of the fall of the western civilisation as they make parallels between the roman empire and  the contemporary civilisation.

Calvin and Hobbes can be interesting too.

Re: Comic Books
July 25, 2012, 09:30:56 PM
Calvin and Hobbes can be interesting too.

This was (and still is) a favorite of mine. As a child I must've collected nearly all of the compilation volumes. Watterson really had a witty, intelligent (without making it seem smug) edge to his work. I think I'll dig up a couple of those books this weekend for some reading.

Along the same lines, The Far Side has its fair share of good moments.

Phoenix

Re: Comic Books
July 26, 2012, 01:44:51 AM
If we're talking comic strips now, I love The Far Side by Gary Larson.








Re: Comic Books
July 26, 2012, 10:46:50 PM
Oh yeah, Calvin and Hobbes and Far Side were both top notch.  I devoured all those books in 7th and 8th grade.  Far Side could bring me to tears.  Good and wholesome but just enough edge.