Reasons to Love Comic Books: Awesome Stories

23 10 2009

One thing that I love about comic books is the awesome stories that can be told. As an aspiring comic book writer I always am excited when I come across an awesome story. I have read mostly Marvel my whole life so that is why there are so many Marvel stories on the list. These are some of my favorite comic book stories (in no particular order except for the first five):

-The Master Planner (Amazing Spider-Man#31-33) Reprinted in Marvel Tales#170-172

-Dark Phoenix Saga (Uncanny X-Men#129-137)

-Hobgoblin Saga (Amazing Spider-Man#238-239, 244-245, 249-251)

-The Dark Knight Returns (Batman: Dark Knight Returns#1-4)

-Sasuke Retrieval (Naruto vol. 21-27)

-Batman: Year One (Batman#404-407)

-Demon in a Bottle (Iron Man#120-128)

-The Night Gwen Stacy Died (Amazing Spider-Man#121-122)

-Death of Captain Stacy (Amazing Spider-Man#88-90)

-Galactus Trilogy (Fantastic Four#48-50)

-Green Goblin Reborn (Amazing Spider-Man#96-98)

-Batman: Death in the Family (Batman#426-429)

-Camelot 3000 (Camelot 3000#1-12)

-Ultimate Clone Saga (Ultimate Spider-Man#97-105)

-The Tomorrow People (Ultimate X-Men#1-6)

-Death of a Goblin (Ultimate Spider-Man#112-117)

-Batman: Hush (Batman#608-619)

-Frank Miller’s run on Daredevil

-World’s Most Wanted (Invincible Iron Man#8-19, current volume)

-Invincible War and Conquest (Invincible#60-65)

That’s all I can think of right now. Well… what’s your favorite comic book stories guys?


Invincible#65 REVIEW

21 08 2009

Writer: Robert Kirkman                        Artist: Ryan Ottley                 Price: $2.99

THIS. SERIES. IS. MIND. BLOWING!!! Seriously if your not reading this book you should definitely check it out. Kirkman’s writing in this book is powerful. There is a scene where the characters are having a funeral for a friend that has died recently and I’ve only been reading Invincible since #60, but I still felt the pain the other characters were feeling. I was even moved to tears a little bit. Kirkman has the amazing ability, that not many writers have right now, that makes you emotionally attached to the characters he’s writing about within a couple of issues. He’s also a writer that likes to get things done and over with. The stories are quick and well-paced, but still have a lot happening, unlike what some other writers do. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind a really long story as long as it’s good, entertaining and has me begging for more.

Now for Mr. Ryan Ottley. His art is AMAZING!!! Check out his DeviantArt page if you haven’t already because it’s got some amazing stuff on it. I found the link to the page on the Comic Culture Warrior blog, so check out they’re blog as well. I’ll provide links for both of them at the bottom of the page. Man, I’m really getting off topic in this review… Anyway the book is not the same without Ottley’s praise-worthy art. Which, unfortunatly he will not provide us his art for the next two issues 😦  Anyway this book is what a comic book should be: Awesome and relatable characters, amazing art, and out on time(for the most part). If you are not buying this comic book, BUY IT. Stop reading junk like Hulk Red and Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth(which I have stopped buying! 🙂 and buy this book. It needs your money! This is probably one of the few near-perfect comic books out there right now.

Rating: A

Ryan Ottley’s DeviantArt Page

The Comic Culture Warrior Blog