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    • #121531

      My main forte is comics, so in the spirit of fostering some good conversations, and maybe increasing each other’s knowledge and tastes, fill out this brief questionnaire. Just copy and paste the questions with your own answers.

      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?

      4. What was your first comic book?

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?

      Let’s do this!
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      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?
      – DC, but I don’t really discriminate.

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?
      – (MARVEL) Peter Parker Spider-Man and Carol Danvers Ms. Marvel
      – (DC) Classic Wally West Flash, Hal Jordan Green Lantern, and Kara Zor-El Supergirl
      – (IMAGE) Sara Pezzini Witchblade

      – 3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?
      – For Spidey…The Amazing Spider-Man vol.1 “The Parker Luck” 2014
      – For Ms. Marvel…Ms. Marvel vol.1 “Best of the Best” by Brian Reed 2006
      – For Flash…The Flash “Born to Run” 1992
      – For Green Lantern…Green Lantern Rebirth 2004
      – For the Girl of Steel…Superman/Batman: The Return of Supergirl 2004, Supergirl Vol.1 “Power”, and Supergirl vol.2 “Candor”
      – For Witchblade…Witchblade Origins Vol.1&2

      4. What was your first comic book?
      – The Flash #0 Beginning of Tomorrow 1994

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?
      – Geoff Johns, Dan Abnett, Paul Dini, Dan Jurgens, Scott Lobdell, Peter J Tomasi, James Tynion IV, Tim Seely…

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?
      – Michael Turner, J Scott Campbell, Kenneth Rocafort, Brett Booth, Jim Lee, Ed Benes, Ivan Reis, Jason Fabok, Mike Wieringo, Marc Silvestri, Jorge Jimenez

    • #157278

      Prefer Marvel, love DC and never got into image comics

      2. My favourite characters are easily the X-Men, with DC the batfamily (Dick Grayson Bruce Wayne etc)

      3. For the X -men Chris Claremonts original run will always be the best comic book run of all time for me
      <p style=”text-align: center;”>Batman- probably Frank miller’s dark Knight returns or Scott Snider’s new 52 run, Morrison was also good.</p>
      4. My first comic was avengers by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and spider man by Lee and romita. Also BMB’s ultimate spider man was one of my firsts

      5. Chris Claremont, Scott Snyder, Joss whedon, grant Morrison, Steve englehart, Alan Moore, Peter David etc.

      6. John romita jr., Mark Bagley , John Byrne , Jim Lee , Marc silvestry, Jack Kirby , Steve dikto , Neal Adams , Larry stroman

    • #157804

      I used to read Spiderman back in the 90’s along with the future one Spider Man 2040

    • #157964

      1. I’d say DC, but I still love Marvel

      2. For DC, Batman. For Marvel, Spider-Man. I don’t read Image so I’ll just say Spawn cause he looks cool.

      3. For Batman, Court of Owls, Black Mirror, Death in the Family, and obviously DKR. If you want something recent, Batman Universe is really good. For Spider-Man, JMS’s run, early Dikto-Lee, Ultimate Spider-Man, and, recently, Spider-Man: Life Story.

      4. Civil War

      5. Depends of the character, but Geoff Johns, Hickman, Scott Snyder, Chris Claremont, Denny O’Neil, etc.

      6. Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Jack Kirby, Alex Ross, Neal Adams, Steve Ditko, EVS

    • #163723

      Cliché comic book guy/writer here.

      1.- Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher? I was mostly a Marvel/Image guy for almost 30 years, now I only care about quality. I mostly read Top Cow, Udon, European albums, and indie stuff nowadays.

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes? Gambit is my favorite fictional character.

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in? Wolverine & Gambit: Victims.

      4. What was your first comic book? It was an ’80s promotional comic book from a local sausage company featuring Chabelo, a local Mexican celebrity.

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)? Alan Moore, Tim Seeley, Chris Claremont, Joss Whedon, Matt Wagner, Terry Moore, Jeff Parker…

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)? Joe Madureira, Alvin Lee, Jim Lee, Stjepan Šejić, Alex Ross…

      • #166092

        I got to meet Joe Madureira a few years back; super chill guy!

        • #166416

          That’s so rad, man! I missed meeting him the only time he has come here. Did you get a sketch or something?

          • #169209

            That’s a bummer. No sketch just got to chat with him one on one for several minutes.

    • #166853

      Hi! I’m new here, figured I’d introduce myself here. Nice to meet you all!

      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher? Used to buy Marvel, now I’m open to recommendations as Marvel has wrecked itself. I’ve grabbed several Indiegogo campaigns as well (mainly from Ya Boi Zack, particularly Jawbreakers).

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes? Wolverine is my top one from Marvel, along with Susan Storm. Hellpriest is my favorite from Jawbreakers.

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in? I very much liked Frank Miller’s take on Wolverine. Elektra Lives Again is also a recommendation hands down. Claremont’s Days of Future Past  and Morrison’s New X-men are some of my favorite runs from X-men.

      4. What was your first comic book? New X-Men, that I brought because of the beautiful Jean Grey cover (ironically, it was drawn by EVS).

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)? Chris Claremont, Frank Miller. And Ya Boi Zack.

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)? Terry Dodson, Adam Huges, J. Scott Campbell, Alex Ross, Jim Lee, EVS,

      • #172856

        Ky Kiske fan! Good man! EVS’ work in NEw X-Men was amazing. I enjoyed the linework more than the story, I think. Phil Jimenez was legendary as well in that run.

        • #173919

          Agreed! Loved Phil Jimenez work there too.

    • #168643

      1. I once Marveled at an Image in a DC comic, it was CW’s Batgirl (joke!). Love each in different ways.

      2. Batman, Wolverine, Supergirl

      3. Dark Phoenix Saga

      4. Wonder Woman by Perez

      5. Chris Claremont

      6. Neal Adams

      • #169210

        I see Perez, Claremont, and Adams. You’re A-Class in my book.

      • #172858

        There’s a reason why classics never go out of style! Sadly, I don’t think we will see legends like Adams or Claremont spawning from what’s left of the industry.

        • #173880

          There are still some great writers, but I don’t think most of them will emerge as eventual classics or icons in the way the aforementioned are. James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, and especially Peter J. Tomasi are all excellent when on the right project, but I feel like Geoff Johns was the last truly great comic book writer, and even he phoned-in Doomsday Clock. I’d still like to see John’s take over as head of creative at DC; he understands that multiverse better than everyone else combined.

    • #170451

      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?

      DC

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?

      Batman, Superman, Flash, etc.

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?

      Batman – The long Halloween (1996)

      Superman – Man of Steel (1986)

      Flash – Rebirth (2010)

      4. What was your first comic book?

      Star Wars ep IV A new Hope

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?

      Roy Thomas, for his work on The Savage Sword of Conan The Barbarian (1974-1995)

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?

      I luv the cover art by Boris Vallejo on the aforementioned Savage Sword of Conan The Barbarian.

      Interior art, I never thought of it

      I also luv the cover art my Frank Frazetta on the covers of the Conan novels.

      • #172862

        Boris Vallejo’s work with the X-Men Fleer cards will always be a highpoint of the ’90s.

      • #182200

        I’m reading through The Man of Steel now. Astonishingly good. Fantastic art, true blue Superman writing at its finest.

    • #172587

      1. Mainly Indie/Foreign publishers, Humanoid, Delcourt, British publisher Rebellion 2000AD.

      2. Judge Dredd, Judge Anderson, Slaine, Strontium Dogs. Foreign Indie: Wake, The Metabarons.

      3. Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth.

      4. Commando (WW2) comic from the 60’s/70’s, Asterix!

      5. Pat Mills, Alan Grant, Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman, and many more.

      6. Brian Bolland, Steve Bisley, Carlos Ezquerra, Frank Thorne, and many more.

      These are just a few off the top of my head, I read some mainstream DC and Marvel but I prefer the more “quirky” stories and art.

       

       

       

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      • #172866

        I read European albums and Dredd too, but I don’t like a particular style. I never could handle Jodorowsky though. Incal, Metabarons, Technopriests… have superb illustrations but his type of storytelling is just not for me. I think I like more sober styles like Blacksad, Diabolik.

        I see you like the really out-there stuff and that’s cool. Alan Grant’s Lobo work I do enjoy as well. The Maxx guy?

    • #172609

      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher? DC, I also like IDW’s Dick Tracy and Star Trek Year 5.

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes? Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Firestorm, Superman, Shazam, JLA

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in? Crisis On Infinite Earths, Star Trek Year 5 is really good.

      4. What was your first comic book? Probably Detective Comics, unless you count the Archie Comics my grandparents got me.

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)? Dan Jurgens, creator of Booster Gold. Respect!

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)? I think the various artists working on Bombshells did a good job of catching the vibe of the series.

      • #172868

        Dan Jurgens is such an awesome guy! Definitely one of the best Superman writers.

        • #173882

          I also loved his late 90’s-early 2000’s run on Tomb Raider over at Top Cow! And Andy Park’s art was beautiful and suited the setting perfectly.

    • #173277

      1. I’m a DC guy primarily but I enjoy works from most of the various imprints.

      2. DC: Green Arrow.

      Marvel: Daredevil

      Image: Marko and Alana from Saga

      Dynamite: James Bond or Green Hornet i guess.

      Valiant: Ninjak

      IDW: Snake Eyes from GI Joe

      Vertigo: John Constantine

      3. Just going to do the big two here, for Green Arrow: Year One is a great starting point and a strong modernization of Oliver’s origin. I’d also heartily recommend the New 52 arc, as long as you can push through the first three volumes to get to Lemire’s magical run and onward (including Ben Percy’s great work in Rebirth). Kevin Smith’s run is quintessential as well as Brad Meltzer’s Archer’s Quest and Judd Winnick’s seminal run. If you want classic GA goodness though, and to see where the real Green Arrow began, look to Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Traveling Heroes by Dennis O’Neil (RIP). Astonishingly well written and perfectly established GA as one of DC’s most socially conscious heroes. A bonus, and possibly my current favorite run, is Mike Grell’s run, starting with Longbow Hunters. Gritty, mature, and filled with incredible artwork.

      For Daredevil, Daredevil Yellow is a great graphic novel to dig in with, which sets up the tortured soul that Matt can be perfectly. Filled with fantastic emotion and great art as well. Both Mark Waid runs are great choices, showing a lighter side of the character that definitely separates itself from some of the more broody DD tales. No DD recommendation can be made without discussing Frank Miller’s seminal run, which has been collected in TPB and Omnibus form. It’s exactly what I think of when I think of old Hornhead. Follow that up with my favorite arc in comic history, Born Again, and you’re in for quite the ride. Then there’s Kevin Smith’s Guardian Devil, with some fantastic art and a well written plot. I’m in the minority though when I say that Miller’s Man Without Fear is pretty rough and I don’t think it’s as good as a lot of people say it is.

      4. Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1: Power and Responsibility

      5. Jeff Lemire, Geoff Johns, Dennis O’Neil, Jeph Loeb, Benjamin Percy, Scott Snyder, Garth Ennis, Mike Mignola, Alan Moore, Mike Grell, Kevin Smith, John Byrne, Joss Whedon, Ed Brubaker, Kyle Higgins, Charles Soulé, George Perez.

      6. Andrea Sorrentino, Mark Bagley, Todd MacFarlane, Tim Sale, Ed Hannigan, Phil Hester, Marv Wolfman, Sean Phillips, Fiona Staples, Clay Mann, Doug Mahnke, Dick Giordano, Dave Gibbons, Gary Frank, Mike Mignola.

      • #173887

        I knew I liked you for a reason, brother. Excellent recommendations.

    • #173850

      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?

      Indie publishers for sure. They’re the ones who take real risks and have skin in the game.

       

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?

      I actually don’t have a favorite indie character. My favorite character is from DC: John Stewart of the Green Lanterns.

       

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?

      No favorite arc.

       

      4. What was your first comic book?

      I actually don’t remember!

       

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?

      I would have to say…Richrd C. Meyer for the time being.

       

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?

      Bruce Timm! What? That’s not a cheating answer. He draws comics!

      • #173884

        John Stewart is my second favorite Green Lantern and was one of my favorite characters in the Justice League/Unlimited animated series!

    • #176186
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      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?
      I’ve never been big on picking favorites when it comes to publishers as I’ve read everything from a ton of companies over the years. My best friend and I were always huge Marvel heads during the 90’s, but I’ve always had a deep love for DC as well (and he has too to some extent). I’m a bit milquetoast I suppose.

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?
      Marvel- Ghost Rider, Spiderman, and a ton of X-Men characters
      DC- Batman first and foremost, also become a huge Wonder Woman fan over the past couple of years, and I love Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series (and almost everything else I’ve read from Vertigo).

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?
      For Marvel stuff- I love all old Ghost Rider stuff (loathe modern “Marvel” however), but big on 90’s Dan Ketch GR and Todd Mcfarlane’s run on Spidey, plus Claremont’s X-Men stuff is legendary.
      For DC- Pretty much every Batman comic from the late 80’s by Grant or Wolfman, along with Frank Miller’s output from back then. Came into Wonder Woman with the first fourty or so issues of Rebirth, but I’m slowly expanding into her back catalogue. And I insist on everyone checking out Y: The Last Man before it get’s (possibly) tarnished with the TV adaption. Oh, and if you’re feeling quirky, Fables is also surprisingly good.

      4. What was your first comic book?
      Ooh probably an Archie comics era Ninja Turtle one. I even had a subscription and used to get them in the mail as a kid. So many memories……

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?
      Chris Claremont, Scott Lobdell, Neil Gaiman, and probably Jeph Loeb for his Batman stuff.

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?
      I have a ton, but I always say Jim Lee if I had to pick only one. The man can do anything in my opinion.

    • #176218

      Marvel comics

      Thor, Spiderman,Batman

      First comic was GI Combat (The Haunted tank)

    • #177508

      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?

      I was always more of a Marvel fan but had some good Batman comics.

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?
      Spider-Man was my favorite, liked Ben Reilly and the identity crisis group.

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?

      i liked identity crisis

      4. What was your first comic book?

      got an iron man one

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?

      not sure

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?
      EVS

    • #178985

      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?

      Warhammer Monthly from days of old.

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?

      Ulli & Marquand. I’d get off on smelling their musk right before these rugged, high-testosterone vagabonds mercilessly wrecked my ass.

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?

      Their short ventures have been compiled into a single graphic novel titled Ulli & Marquand and The True Lords of Fuck You. (The second novella may have disappeared to the ether of an alternative reality.)

      4. What was your first comic book?

      It was called Hell If I Know.

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?

      Likely whoever wrote the shorts in Warhammer Monthly. Of Old, not what they’re pushing out of their heretical orifices today.

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?

      N/A. The ones that draw the traditional western styles I like.

    • #180276

      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?

      DC.  But I’ll read any publisher really; Antarctic Press, Mad Cave Studios, Top Cow, ect.

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?

      Green Lantern from DC.  Sam from Top Cow (Death Vigil)

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?

      I really liked Sinestro Corps War and War of the Green Lanterns.  Check those out if you haven’t.  And Death Vigil too.  Love that book.

      4. What was your first comic book?

      I have no idea.  It would have been an X-Men book in the 90’s, but there’s no way I can remember the issue.

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?

      Stjepan Sejic.

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?

      … Stjepan Sejic

      • #180577

        Sinestro Corps War and War of the Green Lanterns are both fun as hell!

    • #184385

      I might not be buying any modern comics, but I can still answer based on what I used to be into.

      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?

      If I had to pick one, I’d go with Marvel. They’ve always had my favorite characters overall. The way that Marvel could weave stories always drew me in.

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?

      Captain America, Wolverine, Batman, Hal Jordan Green Lantern, GL Corps, GI Joe (Snake Eyes), Transformers (Optimus Prime), Spawn, Marvel’s 2099 series, oi vey, you get the idea.

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?

      A Death in the Family might be one of my favs. It was so shocking, it hasn’t completely lost its edge.

      4. What was your first comic book?

      That was a looooooooooooooooooong time ago. Might’ve been Transformers or something.

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?

      Currently, don’t have one. It’s been a long time and not a fan of the more recent writers that I’ve read.

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?

      Does Alex Ross count?

    • #187028

      1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?

      MAKE MINE MARVEL!!!

      2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?

      Marvel:  Peter Parker, OG Spider-Man

      DC:  Kara Zor-El, Supergirl

      Image:  Aspen Matthews, Fathom

      3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?

      Amazing Spider-Man:  Aunt May’s wedding to Doc Ock

      Supergirl:  New 52 Red Lantern Saga

      Fathom:  Tomb Raider, Witchblade crossover

      4. What was your first comic book?

      Amazing Spider-Man, Volume 1, Issue 112, Spidey Cops Out

      5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?

      Chris Claremont, Frank Miller

      6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?

      Ross Andru, Michael Golden, Walt Simonson, John Byrne, Artgerm and J. Scott Campbell

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