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#1 Posted by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey Viners, I'm trying to pick away at my reading list as I have to lower my comic budget. I have not read the last 6-8 issues of any title I listed below and is trying to decide whether or not to keep reading some of the titles as my pull list consists kind of a handful of comics and a bit pricey for me. Here are some of the titles I am currently reading. Please help me decide what titles are interesting to keep on reading, the titles that you like so far and the ones you dislike.

DC Comics

  • Aquaman
  • Forever Evil
  • Justice League
  • Justice League of America
  • Suicide Squad (Just the Forever Evil Tie-ins)
  • Sinestro

Marvel

  • Avengers
  • Indestructible Hulk
  • Hulk
  • Iron Fist The Living Legend

IDW

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Now that I listed the titles I still read, which seems like not that much, but with the crossover going on with the Justice League titles it makes the pile a bit pricey. So my question narrows down to whether or not you need to read Suicide Squad to get a better understanding on what's going on in Forever Evil. Is Sinestro worth the read if your coming from being fan of Geoff Johns' Green Lantern. And, Is Iron Fist also worth the read? Thanks again in advance to everyone who contributed to helping me narrow my comic list down. I went from reading 15-20 titles then to just 8-10, now trying to limit myself to 4-7 comics. What is this economy coming to!!!

Now, for those that read this and also helped me out, what titles are you currently reading? And did you like the Justice League's 'Forever Evil' (still in progress) or the Avenger's 'Infinity' crossover? Why.

#2 Edited by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

Like what the title says ^__^

#3 Posted by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

What's up Viners, jus wondering if any of my peers have any coupon codes for Midtown Comics online site as I have a pretty bulky list of comics in my cart that I wanna purchase. A coupon(s) of any sort will help lower the cost of my comics. Any code is greatly appreciated!

#4 Posted by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

While the general public remains fixated on the film franchises of Batman, Supermanand now Batman vs. Superman, we here at Screen Rant have spent a considerable amount of time focusing on characters that have not yet enjoyed big-screen adaptation. We’ve explained why Wonder Woman or The Flash are great film franchise candidates – and one or both might be appearing in BvsS – but the character that kicked off our little series of articles was none other than DC’s aquatic superman, Aquaman.

Aquaman has been a joke for a long while (see HERE), but comic book writer and Chief Creative Officer of the DC Entertainment brand, Geoff Johns, has led a singular campaign since the late ’00s to re-introduce Aquaman to the world, and in his latest interview he drops more than a few hints that Aquaman has been purposefully positioned to be an integral part in DC’s multimedia future – which would presumably include films.

Johns spoke with Variety and talked about where the character of Aquaman currently stands in the DC Entertainment brand:

“He’s a priority character for the company… He became a little bit of a joke… Suddenly, he was nobody’s favorite super hero… He’s a character that we talk quite a bit about… There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the most well-known characters among super-heroes, and in popular culture.”

The rest of the article goes on to detail how Johns first resurrected the character from death, and then expanded his mythos for the modern age, carefully maneuvering Aquaman into a position of increased prominence within the DC superhero pantheon. When Johns and all-star artist Jim Lee relaunched the “New 52″ Justice League comic book in 2011, Aquaman had the gall to contest Batman and Superman for leadership of the league. The character’s solo adventures in the comics have seen a slow-burn rise in popularity, and Aquaman will also be featured in his own upcoming animated feature(which is why he won’t be included in the upcoming Justice League: War animated feature).

So: Can a feature film be far behind?

Look, we’ve been longtime converts when it comes to the Aquaman issue. Personally speaking, having followed Johns’s work on the character and his world, it’s more been a question of why there’s been such hesitation on DC/WB’s part to put the character in a headlining movie. His world is unlike other superhero films (water), his story is archetypal enough for a grand, epic adventure (lost king of Atlantis), and the spectacle of his powers and story would offer a unique cinematic experience.

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READ: 5 Reasons Aquaman Could Be DC’s Next Big Superhero Movie

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Johns is also correct when he states that Aquaman is one of the most well-known characters in the superhero lineup. That’s not to say he’s one of the mostpopular characters, but being well known – even as a punchline – automatically gives him a bit of a headstart when it comes to exposure and promotion. Sure, most people might see the initial announcement of an Aquaman film and think “Why/How in the hell would they do THAT?” but it will then be on the filmmakers to provide a film that thwarts the mountain of skepticism it will inevitably be faced with.

Gravity issued such a challenge (and subsequently met it) with some risky promo clips, which teased the movie’s straightforward disaster scenario and dared fans to find out how the filmmakers would sustain such momentum. The material to craft a great Aquaman movie is there (almost all of it provided by Johns) – but it’s up to the studio to treat the character with the reverence and respect that they have for Batman and Superman – instead of the cartoonish cheese and shallowness that plagued Green Lantern.

…And timing will be key. As stated in our Aquaman movie tips article, it wouldn’t be prudent to dive into this movie (pun) just before director James Cameron potentially shocks the world with the new aquatic-based film technology of his Avatar sequels. Then again, if Batman vs. Superman is acting as a launchpad for the Justice League movie (which signs indicate that it will), then Aquaman could very well get a soft introduction to the movie-going world, with enough time left for technology to catch up to the challenge of making his solo film something revolutionary.

It’s still all rumor and speculation now – but hopefully it doesn’t stay that way for long…

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We’ll keep you updated on both the Aquaman animated feature and the possible feature-film to follow.

Source: ScreenRant: Aquaman Interview w/ Geoff Johns

#5 Edited by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

A thread to discuss about the newest New 52 Series to DC Comics, Aquaman & The Others. Here you could find and post in-depth interviews, reviews, furthur information, hints (easter eggs) and more.

Click this link for further insight on Aquaman's first team (before joining Justice League), the Others

Dan Jurgens Interviews:

With Comic Vine's own Mat Elfring: http://www.comicvine.com/articles/interview-dan-jurgens-discusses-his-work-on-aquaman-and-the-others/1100-

With Newsarama's Vaneta Rogers: http://www.newsarama.com/20147-a-second-title-for-aquaman-dan-jurgens-says-why-not.html

With CBR New's Jeffrey Renaud: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=50580

With Jeffrey Renaud: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=52001

With Comicosity's Matt Santori-Griffith:148447/http://www.comicosity.com/interview-dan-jurgens-dives-into-aquaman-and-the-others/

With Matt Santori-Griffith: http://www.comicosity.com/interview-dan-jurgens-returns-to-aquaman-and-the-others/

Aquaman & The Others #1

  • Written by Dan Jurgens
  • Art done by Lan Medina & Ed Tadeo
  • Cover by Joe Prado & Ivan Reis
  • A “FUTURES END” prelude! Spinning out of AQUAMAN, the King of Atlantis and his teammates find themselves targeted by an unknown foe that wants their Atlantean artifacts! Don’t miss the start of this all-new series!

Mat Elfring's Review on Aquaman & The Others #1: http://www.comicvine.com/reviews/aquaman-and-the-others-1/1900-2875/

#6 Posted by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey @Rorie,

I can't reply to your comment in my last bug report as a yellow box appears when I type in the comment box, and when I press the post reply comment, it says "This value should not be blank" or will refresh the page without posting my comment. I've tried 3 browsers (IE, Firefox, and Google Chrome) all having the same issues. I can only create a topic and post only on here. Really wanna get back on the forums tho!

I cannot post on the last bug report I posted so here's what I tried to comment back:

#7 Edited by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

Notification feed buffers and will not load. Presumably frozen. Here's how it looks like:

Also, my comment box is not working properly as it says "this value cannot be blank" even though I would type something an press the submit button.

#8 Posted by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

I will not be able to reply neither.

#9 Edited by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

Rules/Regulations - Non-populated Stryker's Island, Win by KO, Submission, or Incapacitation; Astonishing X-Men includes: Cyclops, Wolverine, Colossus, Beast, Kitty Pryde, & Emma Frost

#10 Edited by Raw_Material (3208 posts) - - Show Bio

Rules/Regulations - Non-populated Stryker's Island; Win by KO, Submission, or Incapacitation

Astonishing X-Men includes: Cyclops, Wolverine, Colossus, Beast, Kitty Pryde, & Emma Frost