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Postby Square721BT » Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:15 pm

Endless Nights is goddam awesome. The Dream and the Despair stories in there are two of the best one-shots in the entire series. I loved it to death. Especially about the guy who accidentally made his cats eat eachother, that was really sad.

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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:07 am

Corwin wrote:Liar! [ You ] abuses it more!


I'm about to abuse some mofo's up in this beeyach. Or hire plut to do it for me. Either way works. Dyna is like a pyro who's got a magic fire gun. It shoots flames.
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Postby Larlar » Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:13 am

I hate you, [you].
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Postby shorty » Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:17 am

Larlar wrote:I hate you, [you].


I hate you too, Larlar.
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Postby Larlar » Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:27 am

Shorty wrote:
Larlar wrote:I hate you, [you].


I hate you too, Larlar.


I especially hate you the most, Larlar.
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Postby shorty » Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:31 am

Larlar wrote:
Shorty wrote:
Larlar wrote:I hate you, [you].


I hate you too, Larlar.


I especially hate you the most, Larlar.


Okay, I don't hate you anymore. That was funny.

I'm not sure why.

Reminds me of that Battle of the Webcams thing that Rob enjoys.
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Postby Eolh » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:56 am

Just finished through Sandman TPB #10. Neil Gaiman just kicked my ass. A work of art.

World's End was almost too cool. When characters within stories within stories are telling stories and it makes sense, you know you're dealing with spectacular writing. The Kindly Ones was just amazing, and The Wake was a great coda.

I can't wait to pick up Endless Nights and the Death books.

Anyone who says that "comics" can't be literature has never read The Sandman.
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Postby Square721BT » Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:02 am

Oh man, Kindly Ones is one of the only good things that happened to me during my year at college.

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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:08 am

Here's a list of comics that (to the best of my memory) are in the same basic continuity/Vertigo universe as Sandman, for Bag or anyone else that might be interested.

Swamp Thing (both old and new)
Lucifer
Hunter: Age of Magic and Books of Magic (the first issue of the new series, Life During Wartime, is especially awesome. Has both Hellblazer's Constantine and the Vertigo version of Zatanna. Bonus points!)
Hellblazer
The Witching

That's it, right off the top of my head. Especially check out the first four I've mentioned... Witching has only one issue out so far, so I'm not sure how it's going to go yet.
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Postby shorty » Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:51 am

Eolh wrote:
Anyone who says that "comics" can't be literature has never read The Sandman.


Yeah. The only reason Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) isn't on my list of kings is because of his views on comics. He outright said they're all garbage, every one of them, in the Tenth Anniversary Book. He obviously hasn't read Sandman.
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Postby dogmeat » Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:12 pm

Eolh wrote:Just finished through Sandman TPB #10. Neil Gaiman just kicked my ass. A work of art.


Now read Neverwhere & Stardust. Genius.

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Postby Dynagrip » Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:42 pm

Shorty wrote:
Eolh wrote:
Anyone who says that "comics" can't be literature has never read The Sandman.


Yeah. The only reason Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) isn't on my list of kings is because of his views on comics. He outright said they're all garbage, every one of them, in the Tenth Anniversary Book. He obviously hasn't read Sandman.

I think he just said super hero comics.

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:53 pm

Just started re-reading these. I'm almost done with The Doll's House. It's interesting to get these little bits of foreshadowing that you only really realize when you've already gone through it once. For example, when [spoiler]Brute and Glob are preparing for Morpheus's invasion of Jed's mind, they say that he can't just bust in and kill Jed because there are rules. At this point, Morpheus doesn't realize that Jed is related to the Endless, but still. Also, the three women tell Rose that they are known by many names and that Rose wouldn't want to meet them as the Kindly Ones. Another one is in Men of Good Fortune, Morpheus mentions that Lady Constantine has performed a task for him, foreshadowing the Orpheus story.[/spoiler] That was spoilery, by the way.

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Postby Eolh » Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:41 pm

dogmeat wrote:
Eolh wrote:Just finished through Sandman TPB #10. Neil Gaiman just kicked my ass. A work of art.


Now read Neverwhere & Stardust. Genius.

I've read Neverwhere and American Gods. I preferred the latter but the combination of the two was what convinced me to take the plunge and go for a $250 graphic novel investement.
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Postby Gobo » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:29 pm

Stardust is still my favourite

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Postby Bag of Ass » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:37 pm

Of all Gaiman's stuff I've read, I liked Sandman the best. After that, Neverwhere. I suppose I should read Stardust, huh...

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Postby Dynagrip » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:38 pm

Eolh wrote:
dogmeat wrote:
Eolh wrote:Just finished through Sandman TPB #10. Neil Gaiman just kicked my ass. A work of art.


Now read Neverwhere & Stardust. Genius.

I've read Neverwhere and American Gods. I preferred the latter but the combination of the two was what convinced me to take the plunge and go for a $250 graphic novel investement.

Was that for the TPBs?

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Postby Eolh » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:48 pm

Dynagrip wrote:Was that for the TPBs?

Yeah.

EDIT: I was actually pretty close to investing another $100 or so and going for the hardcover too. After finishing it I'm almost kinda disappointed I didn't.
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Postby Square721BT » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:49 pm

Dynagrip wrote:Was that for the TPBs?

Why, do they put out graphic novels in MMPBs now?

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Postby Dynagrip » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:55 pm

I didn't know how he was using graphic novel. I believe some people use it to mean more serious comic books in general, regardless of the binding format.


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