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23rd Jul '17 5:19:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/{{Exiles}}'' - [[XMeetsY X-Men meets Sliders]] for all kinds of awesome. The fact that most of the action takes place in alternate universes without heavy continuity means that the writers could have some CrazyAwesome ideas for stories. Like what if [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]], [[ComicBook/XMen Bolivar Trask]], [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Hank Pym]] and [[Franchise/SpiderMan Curt Conners]] decided to fight {{Kaiju}} with TransformingMecha? Or if a bunch of C-list alternate universe heroes decided to fight an evil Superman expy for the fate of the universe? That and it didn't cheapen the deaths of well-developed characters by bringing them back. And Blink is just awesome.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Exiles}}'' - [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY X-Men meets Sliders]] for all kinds of awesome. The fact that most of the action takes place in alternate universes without heavy continuity means that the writers could have some CrazyAwesome ideas for stories. Like what if [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]], [[ComicBook/XMen Bolivar Trask]], [[Comicbook/TheAvengers Hank Pym]] and [[Franchise/SpiderMan Curt Conners]] decided to fight {{Kaiju}} with TransformingMecha? Or if a bunch of C-list alternate universe heroes decided to fight an evil Superman expy for the fate of the universe? That and it didn't cheapen the deaths of well-developed characters by bringing them back. And Blink is just awesome.
11th Jun '17 2:58:59 PM nombretomado
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* I started reading ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' for the {{stripperiffic}} [[{{Woobie}} adorably insecure]] heroine, but I stayed for one of the most true-to-life romances in comics; Emp and Thugboy feel like a real couple. Add in unique art (don't like it myself, but the [[{{Animesque}} manga-influenced]] pencils are distinctive), the downsides of being a C-list hero, lots of not-so-clean sexy fun (best sex scenes since XXXenophile), an examination of just how fucked up you need to be to wear a cape, Ninjette, the Goddamn Maidman... and you have one of '''the''' best comics.

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* I started reading ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' for the {{stripperiffic}} [[{{Woobie}} adorably insecure]] heroine, but I stayed for one of the most true-to-life romances in comics; Emp and Thugboy feel like a real couple. Add in unique art (don't like it myself, but the [[{{Animesque}} manga-influenced]] pencils are distinctive), the downsides of being a C-list hero, lots of not-so-clean sexy fun (best sex scenes since XXXenophile), ''ComicBook/XXXenophile''), an examination of just how fucked up you need to be to wear a cape, Ninjette, the Goddamn Maidman... and you have one of '''the''' best comics.
31st May '17 6:34:09 PM nombretomado
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* The YoungAvengers is one of the best comics I have read ever, especially the 2013 run. Thank you for Hulkling, Miss America, Loki, the amazing storylines, the rest of the characters, the creative setting(s), the EVERYTHING.

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* The YoungAvengers ComicBook/YoungAvengers is one of the best comics I have read ever, especially the 2013 run. Thank you for Hulkling, Miss America, Loki, the amazing storylines, the rest of the characters, the creative setting(s), the EVERYTHING.
14th Nov '16 4:23:35 PM dlchen145
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** Seconded. seriously, Xadhoom is the kind of overpowered Badass that completely avoids being a [[MarySue sue]]. Power-wise, we're talking [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] levels of Power and [[BadAss Badassery]] here. Imagine [[Franchise/TheDCU Superman]] with vast control over Matter and Energy and, give her [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta's]] temper and abrasiveness, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards's]] intellect and that just about sums up Xadhoom. this may seem Long-winded, but hey, This is Gush.

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** Seconded. seriously, Xadhoom is the kind of overpowered Badass that completely avoids being a [[MarySue sue]]. Power-wise, we're talking [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] levels of Power and [[BadAss Badassery]] Badassery here. Imagine [[Franchise/TheDCU Superman]] with vast control over Matter and Energy and, give her [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta's]] temper and abrasiveness, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards's]] intellect and that just about sums up Xadhoom. this may seem Long-winded, but hey, This is Gush.
23rd Oct '16 12:43:19 PM nombretomado
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* Everything GailSimone has written.
** just to give a few examples of her accomplishments: a legitimately heartwarming series about insane murderers (Secret Six), a serious look at the nature of legacy that still had time for chronologically displaced heads, B-movie cancer-god worshiping puritans, and kaiju-breeding (The All-New Atom), a "ParentsAsPeople" deconstruction of superheroes (Welcome to Tranquility), and however it is that you describe Birds of Prey.

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* Everything GailSimone Creator/GailSimone has written.
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written, but a few examples of her accomplishments: a legitimately heartwarming series about insane murderers (Secret Six), a serious look at the nature of legacy that still had time for chronologically displaced heads, B-movie cancer-god worshiping puritans, and kaiju-breeding (The All-New Atom), a "ParentsAsPeople" deconstruction of superheroes (Welcome to Tranquility), and however it is that you describe Birds of Prey.
12th Aug '16 1:15:56 PM Willbyr
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** Seconded. seriously, Xadhoom is the kind of overpowered Badass that completely avoids being a [[MarySue sue]]. Power-wise, we're talking [[HellSing Alucard]] levels of Power and [[BadAss Badassery]] here. Imagine [[Franchise/TheDCU Superman]] with vast control over Matter and Energy and, give her [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta's]] temper and abrasiveness, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards's]] intellect and that just about sums up Xadhoom. this may seem Long-winded, but hey, This is Gush.

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** Seconded. seriously, Xadhoom is the kind of overpowered Badass that completely avoids being a [[MarySue sue]]. Power-wise, we're talking [[HellSing [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]] levels of Power and [[BadAss Badassery]] here. Imagine [[Franchise/TheDCU Superman]] with vast control over Matter and Energy and, give her [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta's]] temper and abrasiveness, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards's]] intellect and that just about sums up Xadhoom. this may seem Long-winded, but hey, This is Gush.
6th Aug '16 9:44:09 AM nombretomado
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* I love the MarvelUniverse in general. Warts and all. The [[DCUniverse Distinguished Competition]] has never managed to grab me the way the MU does, even though it probably has, objectively speaking, just as good stuff. The MU feels like home.

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* I love the MarvelUniverse in general. Warts and all. The [[DCUniverse [[Franchise/DCUniverse Distinguished Competition]] has never managed to grab me the way the MU does, even though it probably has, objectively speaking, just as good stuff. The MU feels like home.



* Comicbook/{{Hitman}} is a criminally underrated comic. It has everything you could ever want. CharacterDevelopment? Oh yeah, plenty of that. Over the top action? In spades. Witty dialogue? It's a Creator/GarthEnnis creation, so definitely. Just be aware that the comedy is on the cynical end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. Social commentary? Yes, both on real life issues and issues pertaining to the DCUniverse. And it features one of the most moving portraits of Comicbook/{{Superman}} ever.

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* Comicbook/{{Hitman}} is a criminally underrated comic. It has everything you could ever want. CharacterDevelopment? Oh yeah, plenty of that. Over the top action? In spades. Witty dialogue? It's a Creator/GarthEnnis creation, so definitely. Just be aware that the comedy is on the cynical end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism. Social commentary? Yes, both on real life issues and issues pertaining to the DCUniverse.Franchise/DCUniverse. And it features one of the most moving portraits of Comicbook/{{Superman}} ever.



** Seconded. seriously, Xadhoom is the kind of overpowered Badass that completely avoids being a [[MarySue sue]]. Power-wise, we're talking [[HellSing Alucard]] levels of Power and [[BadAss Badassery]] here. Imagine [[TheDCU Superman]] with vast control over Matter and Energy and, give her [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta's]] temper and abrasiveness, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards's]] intellect and that just about sums up Xadhoom. this may seem Long-winded, but hey, This is Gush.

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** Seconded. seriously, Xadhoom is the kind of overpowered Badass that completely avoids being a [[MarySue sue]]. Power-wise, we're talking [[HellSing Alucard]] levels of Power and [[BadAss Badassery]] here. Imagine [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU Superman]] with vast control over Matter and Energy and, give her [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta's]] temper and abrasiveness, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards's]] intellect and that just about sums up Xadhoom. this may seem Long-winded, but hey, This is Gush.
23rd Jul '16 4:17:11 PM nombretomado
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*** Scrooge stars in some of the best Disney comics ever, yet I always thought of his nephew, DonaldDuck, as leading some of the best Disney stories in all of its history. CarlBarks' works with the character are a must, sure, but what about the thousands of stories starring Donny all over the world, since the 30's? Don't get me started.

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*** Scrooge stars in some of the best Disney comics ever, yet I always thought of his nephew, DonaldDuck, as leading some of the best Disney stories in all of its history. CarlBarks' Creator/CarlBarks' works with the character are a must, sure, but what about the thousands of stories starring Donny all over the world, since the 30's? Don't get me started.



* {{Deadpool}} is an awesome character. And ''Cable and Deadpool'' is awesome, light-hearted fun. And contains some of the most hilarious HoYay ever.

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* {{Deadpool}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is an awesome character. And ''Cable and Deadpool'' is awesome, light-hearted fun. And contains some of the most hilarious HoYay ever.
17th Jul '16 1:34:14 AM Psychadelico
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* ''ComicBook/{{Tom Strong}}'' deserves a mention of its own. The sheer number of styles the book covered over its run was staggering, and each one was both well done and recognizably comic-booky, for want of a better term. If a person didn't know better, it could be mistaken for a selected sampling of a book that started in the 30s, and just kept going, unimpeded by dork ages or retcons, updating with the times while maintaining a consistent vision, for over 70 years. Err... yeah, [[AndThatLittleGirlWasMe I made that mistake]].
17th Jul '16 1:25:24 AM Psychadelico
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* The Justice League Adventures comics. Ranging from sitcom-style character antics to clever plots that could have been ripped straight from a "best-of" of the silver age (not the superdickery), to light philosophy, the Adventures comics were definitely aimed at kids, but respected their intelligence. That, and the ambiguously happy ending of "Alien Like Me" still haunts this troper to this day.
** Also the Batman Adventures. And the Superman Adventures. Clever plots, a solid handle on the characters involved, and occasionally some light philosophy.
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