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  1. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    No, that was Christopher Priest. The writing staff was shuffled a lot at that time on the Bat-books, but it's still probably the best era of Batman. Thanks, in no small order, to Jim Aparo.
  2. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Lucas Stand #6: ok. Weird. Not sure what I was expecting.
    Moonshine #2,3: pretty solid. I like the slow game they're playing.
    Nightwing #12: this was just ok.
    Comics: 284
    Trades: 21
    Graphic Novels: 9
    Omnibuses: 5
  3. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    One of my first encounters with Batman too. Love that storyline.
  4. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Avengers #3: did this get lame? I think it got lame.
    Batman #14: kind of sweet.
    Captain America Sam Wilson #17: this is just fucking ridiculous. 
    Champions #4: worst issue yet. Still better than most of Marvel's output I just read.
    Hawkeye #2: this is not great. A few really good art moments though,
    Justice League of America The Atom Rebirth #1: this was ok.
    JL vs Suicide Squad #3: pretty good. Intrigued by the end.
    Lucas Stand #5: feels like this series is moving in slow motion.
    Midnighter and Apollo #4: great. So good.
    Comics: 280
    Trades: 21
    Graphic Novels: 9
    Omnibuses: 5
  5. Dread added a post in a topic Episode 58: Faust - Love of the Damned   

    Just heard that the guy who runs Unearthed Films (first US distributor of the Guinea Pig films) is writing a script for a new Faust movie.
  6. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Weird Detective: So fucking good. One of the true departures within Lovecraft's mythos. I want more, asap.
    Batman And The Outsiders: an omnibus collecting the first 13 issues and the Teen Titans crossover issue. This was really good. Aparo's art is brilliant, but it's easy to forget that Mike W. Barr might be THE definitive Batman writer.
    Suicide Squad Most Wanted #5: the el Diablo story is still great. The Waller backup is solid.
    Superman #13: Mahnke drawing Superman vs Frankenstein's monster and his bride? Yeah. Ok.
    TMNT Universe #5: hello other characters than the ninja turtles. You've been missed.
    Thanos #2: this was boring. I'm out.
    The Great Divide #4: really good
    The Green Hornet Reign of the Demon #1: solid.
    The Mighty Captain Marvel #0: this was garbage. Man, Marvel has an issue with making this characterworth reading. Even though they push her hard.
    The Mighty Thor #14: really good.
    The X-Files #9: not sure where they are going, but I'm always impressed.
    The X-Files X-Mas Special 2016: lame.
    Trinity #4: this sucks. I'm done.
    Uncanny Avengers #15: I like the idea of lying about Steve Rogers being absent from the Avengers team, but they kind of ruin it in the first issue.
    Uncanny X-men #16: this was ok.
    Unleash #1: this is pretty terrible as a comic. Probably decent as a low-budget movie.
    Vigilante Southland #3: ok.
    Warlords of Appalachia #3: really good.
    Comics: 271
    Trades: 21
    Graphic Novels: 9
    Omnibuses: 5
  7. Dread added a post in a topic Every Film You've Watched in 2017   

    The Creeps: unique, to say the least. Review forthcoming
    Night of the Living Deb: the script was a little over the top but the lead sells it. She's fucking hilarious. Pretty decent movie.
    Features: 37
    Shorts: 21
    Documentaries: 4
    Rewatches: 0
  8. Dread added a post in a topic The "Good news, everyone!" thread   

    Shazam! And Huzzah! Congrats youse two!
  9. Dread added a post in a topic Episode 58: Faust - Love of the Damned   

    It's ok, fellas. I forgive you. You've gotta be wrong sometimes.
  10. Dread added a post in a topic Every Film You've Watched in 2017   

    Kong of Skull Island: this and Logan make this already the best blockbuster year on record for decades. Holy shit.
    Features: 35
    Shorts: 21
    Documentaries: 4
    Rewatches: 0
  11. Dread added a post in a topic The great online deals thread   

    Shout Factory has a monthlong sale, free shipping and increased discounts depending on how much you spend. I'm waiting to see a daily deal I really like before I buy in.
    Arrow Video titles on sale on B&N ALL for 19.99 which is crazy because those Miike trilogies are both like 50 bucks regularly. And more with coupon code: BNMAR100

     
  12. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Savage #2: shit, this is fun.
    Spell on Wheels #3: the weakest issue yet.
    Spider-Man #11: very unmemorable issue.
    Squadron Supreme #14: solid. I feel like they kind of punked the original Human Torch out a little bit. Perhaps there will be retribution.
    Star-Lord #1: Quill is on earth and runs into Old Man Logan. They get in a bar fight. Ok, I guess.
    Dark Gods vol 1: fucking great,. Combine this with God is Dead and you've got one of my planned novels. Basically. I'm not upset. My idea is different enough. This was fun. They're sure as fuck taking their time doing the next volume though.
    Clive Barker's Nightbreed vol3: this is a direct sequel to the movie. I wish it was longer than four issues as it feels a little too compressed.
    Future Quest vol 1: fun as fuck. A few weird departures, but the main story is amazing. I want more of these.
    Comics: 255
    Trades: 20
    Graphic Novels: 9
    Omnibuses: 4
  13. Dread added a post in a topic Riverdale   

    I love how every adult in this show is basically an asshole but Kevin Keller's dad, the tough sheriff, is all like: "son, please don't go fucking boys in the woods until this murderer is caught, ok?"
  14. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Mother Panic #2: I like the idea of a Bat-Family book being Vertigo and the art is next level great but the story is terrible and I'm out.
    Nightwing #11: Pretty good. I like the idea they're building here.
    Occupy Avengers #2: Ha! This issue plays out like an issue of Liberty Legion fan0fiction I wrote a couple years ago. It's pretty good, but maybe I'm biased.
    Rocket raccoon #1: kind of fun.
    Romulus #3: I can't really remember what happened here. Not great.
    Kill or Be Killed vol 1: I liked this. Tight and psychological. Remarkable how close this is to Demonic, also from image at the same time. Not as good as Sleeper or Criminal (obviously) but better than anything else this team has done.
    The Goddamned Book One Before the Flood: I'm so happy I'm not the only one who also thinks that the Old Testament is basically the most famous extreme horror novel ever. So close to the kind of shit I like to read and write that I absolutely can't wait for volume 2. I won't hold my breath since this took so fucking long to hit trade.
    Sunstone vol 5: incredible. Beautiful stuff. Looking forward to the spinoffs.
    Renato Jones The One % Season one: fucking beautiful. Kaare Andrews's breakdowns are better than basically everyone else's finished work. 
    Edgar Allan Poe's Spirits of the Dead: the hardcover collecting all of Richard Corben's recent Poe adaptations from Dark Horse. A quick read, but he's so well-suited to adapting classic horror that I wish he would turn to Machen or adapt The King In Yellow next. But, there's money in Poe and Lovecraft, so I understand that.
    Comics: 250
    Trades: 17
    Graphic Novels: 9
    Omnibuses: 4
     
  15. Dread added a post in a topic Logan   

    Yeah, the third act is fucking dumb. The rest is ok.
  16. Dread added a post in a topic Logan   

    Whoa.

  17. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Love is Love:the anthology benefitting the Pulse nightclub attack. at a hundred plus pages with mostly one page strips from various pros, the quality is going to  vary. There are stories that will make you think, and make you cry, and then there are those that will make you shrug, roll your eyes, and even a few that are pretty offensive. An interesting read, nonetheless.
    GI Joe #1: this is TERRIBLE. This looks like someone drew this when they should have been listening in class.
    Gamora #1: solid.
    Generation Zero #5
    Great Lakes Avengers #3: pretty good.
    Grimm Fairy Tales Apocalypse #1: fuccck this. I give these guys too many chances. Zeenescope sucks, man.
    Grimm Fairy Tales #1: same goes for this shit.
    Harbinger Renegade #2: playing the slow game on this and that's ok. I'm liking Robertson's art more here than I usually do.
    Hookjaw #1: Gar. Bage.
    Hulk #1: I really liked this.
    Infamous Iron Man #3: I'm going to like this book a lot more if it stops being "Thing shows up to fight Doom because he's Doom, totally ignoring that he's Iron Man now."
    Invincible Iron Man #2: not as good as the last issue.
    Jem-The Misfits #1: Terrrrrrible.
    Justice League Vs Suicide Squad #1, 2: I loved this.
    KISS #3: ok, this is not as good as the last two, but it was needed. This is pretty cool, actually.
    Kong of Skull Island #5.6: may not have been entirely awake when I read these. Don't remember much.
    Lake of Fire #5: this is really good.
    Lucifer #13: still really good.
    Comics: 245
    Trades: 13
    Graphic Novels: 8
    Omnibuses: 4
  18. Dread added a post in a topic What are you watching and enjoying?   

    Love Pablo. The party episode is probably my favorite. But the whole idea of time-traveling back to the cabin was cool too.
     
  19. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    I wanted to read that when it came out, but it became one of the MANY things that fall through the cracks. I need to check that out.
     
  20. Dread added a post in a topic What are you watching and enjoying?   

    This season of Ash Vs. The Evil Dead was fucking excellent. Even better than the first (which I loved). An amazing marriage of special effects and visual effects. I only hope that if they do make the sequel to the Evil Dead remake and Army of Darkness (bridging the continuities, which is my understanding) that they include the extended cast from this show, because they add so much.
  21. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    The investigating detective's son wrote it, right?
  22. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Volume 2 is better by a huge margin, too, @jim or @Venneh or whoever the hell I'm talking to now. 
  23. Dread added a post in a topic Riverdale   

    Two episodes in and that bizarre fan theory is starting to hold some water.
     
    I like it enough. The trappings of the typical teen show is the framework with some Twin Peaks weirdness guiding the tone, using the characters from Archie. Weird. I like it. I loved the Madame Satan reference.
  24. Dread added a post in a topic Every Film You've Watched in 2017   

    Logan: solid. Probably the best X-Men movie. Maybe Deadpool is better.
    Features: 34
    Shorts: 21
    Documentaries: 4
    Rewatches: 0
  25. Dread added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    Detective Comics #947: solid end to this arc.
    Divinity III: Stalinverse #1: pretty cool. Not sure how I feel about the "this isn't the real reality" angle as I basically prefer my alt realities to be on their own, but I really liked this otherwise.
    Divinity III: Kamandar Bloodshot #1: Solid.
    Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #2, 3: pretty good,. I prefer teenage Wiccan to adult Wiccan, but whatever.
    Ether #2: Don't think I'll read any more of this.
    Frostbite #4: I think I'm done here.
    Moebius Library - World of Edena: hard to believe this 300+ pages of graphic novels all stemmed from a four page Citroen car ad. Loved it. Rambly and weird, but beautiful and profound.
    Comics: 226
    Trades: 12
    Graphic Novels: 8
    Omnibuses: 4