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offline RussellDust on 2018-04-08 13:50 [#02548549]
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Got myself the recent, and rather perfect edition of Akira.
Had never read the comic because I was put off by all the
changes made to “please” westerners back in the day. I
adored the film. Anyway, to finally have the original comic
in its original form was already something quite exciting.
But reading it, wow. So much more to it than in the movie,
and the art hasn’t aged a bit. The pacing is great too.
I’m well impressed. I last saw the anime mid nineties, and
rediscovering it in this manner is rather nice.

About Hino, Panorama of Hell is even better than the Red
Snake, possibly.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-04-09 08:55 [#02548559]
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Yeah man the manga is one of the few that I think deserves
all the praise it gets. You're right about the pacing too,
doubly impressive given the length of it.

I'll have a look for Panorama of Hell, Hino english
translations are so thin on the ground :(

Tangentially related to comics to but I got Neil Gaiman's
book on Norse mythology yesterday. Have you read it?


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-04-09 10:32 [#02548562]
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Yes, I’m really thrilled reading it (Akira).

Appart from The Sandman I haven’t read Gaiman. I’m not
really into fairy tales, though the Norse thing sounds good.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-04-09 17:36 [#02548589]
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It's rather good so far, the older versions of Norse
mythology are pretty hardcore.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-05-28 16:14 [#02553023]
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Was bored in the bookstore today, and suddenly thought of
you and what you said about Goodnight PunPun, so I
ordered the first two volumes. Nothing in store tickled my
fancy except maybe One Punch Man. Didn’t buy it
I’m the end, but it does look fun. Report over.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-05-28 16:20 [#02553024]
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Oh, I also ordered the first volume of the Herbie
Popnecker. The bits I’ve read are hilarious, and Alan
“grumpy” Moore can’t seem to praise it enough. Seems
like the prefect atypical superhero. Much like One Punch
Man.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-05-28 16:20 [#02553025]
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Of the Herbie Popnecker Archives*


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-05-29 17:11 [#02553034]
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Ended up getting One-Punch Man. We’ll see.

Connect four.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-05-29 23:37 [#02553037]
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Oh man I hope you enjoy punpun, I really love it. I haven't
read any of Popnecker Archives but will check it out.

I've been meaning to start OPM for ages but always get
sidetracked. Have just finished the 20+ volume slog of 20th
Century Boys and it was amazing, I actually felt it needed
longer to wrap up though.

Am reading the one off Image graphic novel Severed as I type
this, very good so far.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-05-30 01:12 [#02553040]
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Ah 20th century boys I have the first few volumes of, same
with Monster. Stuff I know I have to read but just haven’t
got round to.


 

offline Tussle Toss on 2018-05-30 03:30 [#02553043]
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"My father is the administrator of this site, you'll be
sorry for upsetting me." - RussellDust


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-05-30 13:06 [#02553055]
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Theres a trilogy of movies that are supposed ti be quite
good at getting the main plot and characters across, im
gonna check them out if possible. I enjoyed 20th Century
Boys so much I'm going to buy the new editions that start
coming out in the autumn (I read it illegally).

I'm starting Monster in a few days, just reading a shorter
manga called Blue Heaven about a serial killer on a cruise
ship, it's Ok.

I'm coming very briefly to Geneva next weekend if youre
nearby for a coffee?


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-05-30 15:55 [#02553062]
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I’m not that close, but yeah that would be ace. Keep me
posted!


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-05-30 17:11 [#02553073]
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I'll find out my times and let you know whether it makes
sense or not!


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-05-31 18:36 [#02553238]
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Got the first two volumes of Goodnight Punpun (It’s 13
vols like in Japan here, I think viz did it differently).
I’m nearly done with the first volume and can instantly
thank you. I’ve obviously barely scratched the surface
yet, but I can tell this is special.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-05-31 23:21 [#02553307]
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And subversive anti hero One-Punch Man really joins the dots
as to why and what I’m reading atm.



 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-01 12:06 [#02553336]
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Ordering the rest of Goodnight PunPun today.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-06-01 12:36 [#02553337]
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Ha! Glad you're enjoying it, it's really something special.
I think it's so hard to get across this genuine sense of
melancholy and it does it so so well


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-01 18:48 [#02553353]
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“Melancholy”. Very well put.

One-Punch Man is really funny, and quite subversive. Lots of
action, which isn’t usually my thing, but it works as the
art is pretty spot on.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-01 19:36 [#02553358]
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A rather messy but informative site on Herbie
Popnecker. Still waiting for my first volume... one month...


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-06-01 21:57 [#02553369]
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Oooooh cheers man I'll have a goosey at this I'm only in
Geneva not working for like 90 mins sadly, work is at a
festival in the countryside somewhere and I leave at 5am the
next day!


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-01 22:10 [#02553374]
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That’s a shame. Next time!

I’m on the wrong device, so I’ll link it later, but I
found a great little documentary that follows Urasawa and
Asana. You see how Asana works, and Urusawa commenting.
It’s pretty cool.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-02 16:14 [#02553402]
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here’s the link.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-04 11:04 [#02553512]
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Bump, ffh’s.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-06 18:21 [#02553712]
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Been watching loads of these Manben documentaries. Brilliant
stuff.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-06-07 22:55 [#02553766]
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Awesome video, I'm watching it now. Thanks so much for
posting it


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-08 15:52 [#02553797]
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There’s loads. All by Urusawa. So many different styles.
Love it.

Manben, maaanbeeen, maaaaanbeeeeeeeen, manbeeeeeeeeeheeen!


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-06-08 16:32 [#02553800]
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I've got an evening in tomorrow and I know how I'm gonna
spend it!


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-06-08 16:33 [#02553801]
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BTW am about half way through monster, it's really good so
far and there's a lot of themes shared with 20th Century
Boys. Recommended!


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-08 17:43 [#02553808]
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I’m running out of episodes to watch. They’re not all
with subs. Junji Ito was great to see, Higashiruma was
really interesting. Igarashi Daisuke was great to see as I
have a few of his works. Today was a bit gutted to find
Usumaru Furuya (I’m a real fan) but not translated. I
remember coming across a comedy series he did, and in one
gag a women trying to diet see the trademark smiley aphex
when she wants to eat. Something like that. Ah hang on
it’s surely out there. What I love with this guy
is that his style and subject matters vary greatly.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-08 17:46 [#02553809]
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Ah yeah I already have a third of Monster in my collection,
it’s something I bought when I saw it in the shop because
know I have to read it. Same with 20th which I have started.
Once I’ve finished PunPun, I’ll attack Monster. A bit
disappointed at finding out a spoiler regarding Goodnight
Punpun, ah well. Got the first four volumes, and purposely
reading it really slowly.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-08 17:50 [#02553812]
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I’m surprised ampi or tussle haven’t come to label us
yet.
One thing is certain, this is definitely our thread!


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-06-12 17:08 [#02554019]
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I got a punpun t-shirt.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-06-12 18:29 [#02554023]
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Wodzit look like?


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-07-06 08:06 [#02555866]
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It's a panel from the comic, I'll try find a link.

I'm reading "soil" at the moment. Have you read it? Kooky
small town murder mystery, I'm enjoying it a lot so far.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-07-06 19:23 [#02555882]
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Looks like this could be my cup of tea. I have so much to
read though. My librarian said Gantz was pretty good. I need
to finish Punpun and Monster before anything.

Read the Superman stories Alan Moore wrote again. I have all
three compiled in a pretty cool book. I enjoyed the second
reading far better, and wish there was more. I’ve yet to
give Promethea a go, and really want to have a crack at his
Swamp Thing. One of the Superman stories features Swamp
Thing, who actually saves him. All 3 stories have to do with
his weaknesses, which I enjoyed. The main piece is about his
demise. Other than that I’m pretty clueless on Superman
comics, and with pretty much all superhero comics.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-07-09 09:01 [#02556153]
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It's gotten weirder and weirder, I think you'll like it.

I've read Gantz, it's puerile, juvenile nonsense but the art
is so so good and the i love the monster design. I think
Inuyashiki by the same author is far better (and isn't 100
issues too long), it's about a sad old salary man who gets
squashed by aliens and has his brain put in the body of a
super robot filled with weapons and with the power to cure
disease.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-07-09 19:37 [#02556190]
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Ha ha, that sounds over the top. I’ll pass on Gantz for
now.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-07-18 12:42 [#02556881]
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Halfway through Punpun. Thanks again for the rgreat
commendation.

Did you check some of th Manben stuff?


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-07-18 12:50 [#02556884]
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Ja I checked out the ones of the names I recognised, gonna
work my way through the rest when I can. They're so
insightful, great stuff.

Glad you're enjoying punpun!


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-07-24 17:47 [#02557179]
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Take a pic of that tee, please! ;)

Started Monster, I love how falsely understated the art is.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-07-31 23:08 [#02557459]
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Bump for the lulz


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-09-03 19:41 [#02560338]
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I shed the blood of th Saxon man!

I’ll never see that tee then... what are ya reading?

I’ve just read a load of short stories about a woman (and
mostly her clients) who can more or less make her clients
orgasm as she ever so delicately cleans their ears with a
bamboo stick made for that purpose called Mimikaki,
and it’s by I’m author I’m discovering called Yaro
Abe. He’s from the Garo era which I’m mildly
obsessed with.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-09-03 21:46 [#02560346]
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Yeah I'm shit at doing stuff, sorry!

I've heard of Abe, midnight dinner, but not mimikami. I'll
have a gander.

I've read nothing but crap recently, thought I'd try to read
stuff I hadn't heard of going on description alone and its
been pure disappointment. Then I tried to read Harem End by
Kago Shintaro and the only version I could find was so
heavily censored that there were chunks of 3 or 4 pages in a
row that were blurred out!

Dunno what to read next to be honest.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-09-04 18:28 [#02560382]
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Recommend me a manga russ


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-09-04 18:55 [#02560392]
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You’ve read a lot of the stuff I like. Maybe something by
Yoshihiro Tatsumi? Or something by Usamaru Furuya? He has
all the different styles. I haven’t read this
one yet but it looks fun!


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-09-04 21:42 [#02560400]
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Ah I've got that on my favourites list to read already! Will
start tonight.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-09-04 22:23 [#02560405]
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How cool is this?


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-09-06 20:16 [#02560618]
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1960s absurd manga drawn in pen. What’s not to like?

This thread is very yellow.

Ordered this. Shame it’s not translated in
English. There’s this French publisher of comics and manga
that I’m a real fan of and I’m surprised more or less
none of their back catalogue has been translated. Seems that
some French publishers are more daring with the material
they tackle.
le lézard noir.

I wanted to link you to google images of chiisakobe but for
some reason I can’t. Check the art out, it’s pretty
unique and gives off a weird feeling. Big change since
Dragon Head. Loved Tokyo Kaido but insee that hasn’t been
translated either.

Rambling over.



 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-09-07 10:53 [#02560672]
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Man that is so awesome, I have a few books on underground
and counterculture comics but they basically only cover the
UK and US. Would love some on other parts of the world.


 


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