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RR529

Never been really into comics outside of reading manga on sketchy sites when I was younger (though I did have a Godzilla manga, the Death of Superman & some sort of Spider-Man comic as a kid).

However, I've noticed that there are a lot of comics available for free as part of my Amazon Prime subscription (even though most seem to just be the first volume, or maybe some stand alone stuff), so I've decided to dabble by adding some various things to my reading list. Currently reading the first volume of Ultimate Spider-Man (because I had the PS2 game when I was younger, lol), but also have Batman Year One, Darth Maul, Fairy Tail, and a few other things lined up.

BTW, I did see there was an older thread from before the site closure (newest comment was from 2015), so I figured it's too old to bump, however if the mods would rather that one be revived it's fine with me.

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MAC26

That's good to know, I'll have to check Amazon to see if I find anything that grabs my interest! I've never been big on comics either but there are a few that I've had my eye on. I almost purchased the Killer Instinct comics not too long ago, maybe Amazon has those too. Batman Year One and Darth Maul sound interesting. I read some of the Dragon Ball manga about a year ago. I had actually purchased the whole set for my niece and decided to check it out myself.

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RR529

Finished up the first volumes of Ultimate Spider-Man & Darth Maul!

As for Spider Man, there were probably some extra things that elevated it (such as the fact that he's one of my favorite superheroes, and being the early 00's interpretation of the character, specifically designed to appeal to people of my age, as I would have been around 10 at the time of it's release), but I got really into it (even though it pretty much just covered the origin up to his first Green Goblin encounter). Really don't want to commit time to a long running narrative, but it's going to be a hard time holding myself back I think, lol.

Darth Maul was a pretty good read too. It had great use of color (especially his eyes burning in the darkness), and the volume felt stand alone, with it's particular narrative wrapping up nicely by the last issue included, which I liked.

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RR529

Read Batman: Year One over the week!

Absolutely striking art direction that manages to capture the griminess of Gotham while not being all grey & brown, and it was a pleasantly dense read as well. If I had to level a complaint against it, it's that it sort of just ended. Granted, it was just an origin story at the end of the day, but I guess I was looking for a more explosive climax after that absolutely thrilling showdown in the abandoned building that happened around the middle of the story.

Still highly recommended though, and it's free digitally if you have Amazon Prime.

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RR529

Since it was free with my Prime subscription I read the first volume of Fairy Tail.

While it's large enough that I've heard of it before, this was my first experience with the franchise. While the theme is different, in terms of style & humor it reminded me a lot of One Piece (which is another series I'm not super into, but am more familiar with). It a fun enough read, and the first 20 volumes are available for free if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription, so if I ever shell out for that I'll probably check it out further.

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PS4 - Kingdom Hearts III, Tetris Effect (VR)

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