What are you reading? Books/Comics/Magazines

edited May 2016 in General Chat

I'm more of a comic reader myself. So far this month's reads are:

The Walking Dead Issue 154: Led To Slaughter

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ABOUT: Negan is loose. Michonne and Aaron follow his trail towards the whisperers' border. They don't know that Brandon helped Negan escape. But Brandon doesn't know that his plan is for the Whisperers and Alexandria to kill each other differs from Negan's... until Negan stabs him in the heart.

QUICK REVIEW: (I won't spoil) 9/10 - Very, very good issue. Really had fun reading this issue, as well as being shocked + Happy for characters. Eagerly awaiting next months issue as always.


The Punisher (2016) Issue 1

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ABOUT: FRANK CASTLE LOSES CONTROL! A by-the-numbers drug bust is about to take Frank Castle by surprise…and he HATES surprises. The horrible fallout threatens to send The Punisher into the heart of darkness, but Castle won’t make that journey alone: A DEA agent is on his trail and attempting to get into his head…but what horrors will she find there, and will she survive the experience? First-time Punisher writer Becky Cloonan and quintessential Punisher artist Steve Dillon are forcing Frank Castle out of his comfort zone and taking him to the edge of the world he thought he knew!

QUICK REVIEW: Good first issue, Mainly was building up the story and introducing a few characters. Punisher shows up, goes berserk and kills whole lot of people before the DEA get to the location themselves and steals the files he wants - For unknown reasons as of yet.


HYPERION Issue 1

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ABOUT: HYPERION IS BACK! Or is he? The high-powered hero is hiding in plain sight, driving a truck across the U.S. to learn about the country he has adopted. Along the way, he picks up a lone runaway named Doll, who has more baggage than he anticipated. Doll is in danger, chased by a pack of freaks and lunatics known as THE CARNIES. Will Hyperion reveal himself to save her? Maybe! Will he use a tractor trailer as a baseball bat? Probably!

QUICK REVIEW: This was a stand out buy. While picking up both TWD & The Punisher on Saturday. I loved the look of the cover. The name also stood out, HYPERION! Being known name to me from the Borderlands Series. I really enjoyed this, it didn't disappoint. Gripped me from the start. So far his abilitys remind me much of Superman but a hillbilly version! haha. Laser beam eyes, Super Strength, Flying. That's all that was seen this issue. Started with a character called Dolly, trying to find Hyperion to help save her. But he's staying hidden as a truck driver called Marcus 'Marc' Milton.


What are you reading??

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  • edited May 2016

    I am still reading A Clash of Kings. Man I have no time but its good to know that GRRM is a slow writer. :)

    GRRM is a sloth

    EDIT: And I am reading Walking Dead too. ^^

  • The complete Sherlock Holmes. It's a collection of short stories written in Watson's point of view glorifying Sherlock's brilliance. My favorites so far would have to be The Five Orange Pips and The Adventure Of Black Peter.

  • I read The Walking Dead comics when they are released. Currently, I'm reading the book Johnny Got His Gun, by Dalton Trumbo (writer of the movie Spartacus).

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    It's about a WW1 soldier who looses his arms, legs, eyes, ears, and other parts of his body, but his mind is in perfect condition, leaving him basically trapped inside his own body. The novel is also the inspiration for my favorite Metallica song, One, whose music video incorporates scenes from the film adaptation of the novel. Fun fact: to avoid paying a royalty fee every time the music video was played, Metallica bought the rights to the film.

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  • edited May 2016

    Books- A Song of Ice and Fire

    Comics- Fables: The Wolf Among Us

  • Re-reading the A Song Of Ice and Fire series. I'm up to A Storm of Swords.

    Just got past my least and most favorite weddings. D:

  • Just finished "The Color of Water" by James McBride last week. Currently reading a collective of HP Lovecraft's short stories.

  • im reading assasins creed brotherhood theres alot more detail than in the game

  • That book is really haunting and depressing.

    I read The Walking Dead comics when they are released. Currently, I'm reading the book Johnny Got His Gun, by Dalton Trumbo (writer of the m

  • No kidding. I'm only like 3 chapters in right now and it can be quiet depressing, but it's captivating at the same time.

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    That book is really haunting and depressing.

  • I had to read that book in my freshman year of high school, I loved it, one of the few books I actually enjoyed reading for school.

    Just finished "The Color of Water" by James McBride last week. Currently reading a collective of HP Lovecraft's short stories.

  • That book made me extremely emotional. It's an inspiration.

    I had to read that book in my freshman year of high school, I loved it, one of the few books I actually enjoyed reading for school.

  • edited May 2016

    Im very proud of these beauties
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    Just finished "The Color of Water" by James McBride last week. Currently reading a collective of HP Lovecraft's short stories.

  • I like books that look cool, like dusty old wizard tomes, I have loads of complete collections for that reason. im not in the headspace to read at the moment, when I am in the mood I read loads in quick succession

  • I only have the short stories collective. The Necronomicon is next on my list.

    Im very proud of these beauties

  • Im pretty sure I saw a movie of that when I was about 6, it scared the shit out of me.

    I read The Walking Dead comics when they are released. Currently, I'm reading the book Johnny Got His Gun, by Dalton Trumbo (writer of the m

  • I've never actually seen the movie adaptation, but I do know it was written and directed by Dalton Trumbo, the same guy who wrote the novel, so I can definitely imagine it being terrifying. The only parts of the movie I've seen are the clips used in the music video.

    Im pretty sure I saw a movie of that when I was about 6, it scared the shit out of me.

  • I'm reading the Walking Dead comics as each volume comes out, so I always have to stay wary of spoilers for most of the year.

    On my own I'm enjoying 11/22/63 by Stephen King, buut that had to be thrown aside for a bit because:

    I'm reading A Tale of Two Cities in English, but I'm actually enjoying it very much! Dickens's writing is fantastic.

  • Right now, I'm reading this:

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    And this:

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  • edited May 2016

    "Who controls the past controls the future and who controls the present controls the past." Winston Smith. I have been waiting for the next ASOIAF book but I think old George will die before it is finished.

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  • I'm currently on

    • Uncanny Xmen
    • SPIDERMAN (miles morales)
    • Ms marvel (Kamala Khan)
    • Captain marvel
    • Civil war II
    • All new 52 suicide squad - kicked in teeth
    • Black widow
    • The walking dead
    • Hyperion
  • This thread is a real treasure! Thanks to this, I learned an incredibly huge amount of new things that you can read! Thanks guys! I added a lot to my notes. I am reading The Boys comic now, very gorgeous, I advise everyone!

  • edited November 2020

    I am now reading Macbeth from Shakespeare. A year ago in college I wrote material on it but did not have time to read, so thanks to the examples of one project macbeth essay was able to make a plan for himself and write everything very well. If suddenly in training someone needs information about some educational things or there is a problem with writing, then I strongly advise you to contact here.

    This thread is a real treasure! Thanks to this, I learned an incredibly huge amount of new things that you can read! Thanks guys! I added a lot to my notes. I am reading The Boys comic now, very gorgeous, I advise everyone!

  • Oh? Does this exist? Noiceeee...

    I've recently picked up some stuff from the library.

    The Oracle Code_ by Marieke Nijikamp.
    Batman Hush Vol 1 By Jeph Loeb
    Star Wars Shattered Empire by Greg Rucka
    Marvel's Secret Wars by Johnathan Hickman

  • I just picked up an audiobook of Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn and have been listening to it while DoorDashing. I really liked the miniseries and I'm really liking the book so far.

  • I am not a reader but you know what, I decided to read something and that would be the Avatar The Last Airbender comics. I am starting with the Lost Adventures.

  • currently i'm reading 2 books the one is about American tradition like their dressing ways their food or like famous food of American people and majorly about their ascent like what is the difference between American ascent and England and some other staff and the second book which named as the "Animal Horn" many early hornbooks were made by printing letters onto paper or vellum (animal skin) – both expensive materials at the time. To protect them, the letters were covered with a layer of animal horn like cow horns, sheep, goat etc so thin that it was see-through. This horn was fixed to a wooden or leather base, which was known as a hornbook. Sometimes the ‘books’ were made from metal, ivory, or bone like this one, but they still kept the same name. Some were even baked out of gingerbread to tempt children to ‘swallow what they read’!

  • well i'm reading The "Animal skull" and this book describes in words and pictures the bones and skulls of different animals and regions of the skull important to identification, including illustrations of all the bones in the cranium, leading to a greater understanding of a creature's place in the natural world. Life-size drawings and detailed measurements make this guide an invaluable reference for wildlife professionals, trackers, and animal-lovers alike and secondly i'm reading the "Forty Rules Of Love", lol anyways alot of people already knows about this book cause this common and its worth reading because it has true factors you know, its great.

  • edited February 1

    In the middle of rereading LotR. Just finished the first half of The Two Towers. It's been a long time since I've reread them and I've been enjoying rediscovering details I forgot.

  • edited April 30

    I will take note of your recommendations. To be honest, I don't really like reading, but I work as a writer on the service https://wowgrade.net/ and my job obliges me to read a lot of books to expand my horizons and increase my vocabulary. Thus, I singled out my favorite genre for myself - these are novels, and of course, to stay informed, I read news magazines. And I really love Forbes.

  • This has become my favorite book! Thank you and all the best, take care of your family and yourself!

  • I've been reading the first Spawn Compendium by Todd McFarlane.

    So far, it's pretty good. I'm on like... The 13th issue I'm pretty sure. I really like how it's heavily influenced by Frank Miller. Which is more so in the layout, than it is the writing. They have the same tone, but Todd McFarlane's stuff is more fast paced than his. One other thing I noticed is that in the beginning of each issue, they have these really long pieces of text all over the page and it's so hard to know which order you're supposed to read it in. But most of the time, what they're saying with those is just a recap or the origin of Al Simmons.

  • I saw a lot of interesting recommendations here. I will write on my must-read sheet

  • I finally finished the Spawn Compendium...

    It was pretty good. I really liked the artistic influence that I talked about in my previous message. Frank Miller is probably my favorite writer/artist, so it's cool to see someone who does it like him but also puts their own spin on it.

    I will say, when Greg Capullo picked up and did some of the work for Spawn it did get just a little weird. I don't know what it is either, I liked his art in the New '52 Batman series with Scott Snyder but his art just looked very off. It wasn't terrible, it just didn't look how I expected it to.

    But I like the series so far. And if you're a fan of Image comics or Todd McFarlane or characters like Batman or the Punisher, I recommend this series.

    I've been reading the first Spawn Compendium by Todd McFarlane. So far, it's pretty good. I'm on like... The 13th issue I'm pretty sure.

  • sry I can't read

    but in the hypothetical situation that I could I'd tell you that I finished re-reading saga not long ago and finished reading the spider-man stan-ditko run

  • The book lover of the overabundance of reading has not faded away? I still have a bad habit from my student years - if I read something, I obsessively emphasize especially clever thoughts with a pencil :)

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