Funny Books with Aron and Paulie: How can I miss you if you don’t go away?

  • DVD Extras (1:52)
  • Spending limit (7:10)
  • Trade Paper Back Recommended Reading: Our Top 6 Trade Paper Back Picks… (7:53)
    • Maus (12:10)
    • Invincible (15:50)
    • Identity Crisis (20:40)
    • Danger Girl (26:30)
    • The Complete Concrete (32:00)
    • The Complete Bone (38:37)
  • What if we were writing… The X-Men? (50:00)

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We apologize for Aron’s barking dogs in the background. They were debating the merits of Betty over Veronica.

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2 comments on “Funny Books with Aron and Paulie: How can I miss you if you don’t go away?Add yours →

  1. Everyone has an opinion so I will throw mine into the ring regarding the three trade paperbacks that I would hand someone to get them into comics. Now I’ll be upfront and say that all of my picks are not kid friendly. These are more for your adult friends who thinks that “funny books” are for children.

    The theme surrounding my three picks is that of characters you know(or have heard of) with a twist.

    1. Fables Vol. 1 is the first on the block. This book takes a whole slew of fairly tale characters and weaves a story around the idea that these characters are real and living in secret in the real world. These characters are not innocent Disney fairy tale characters but fully fleshed out individuals. I could go on and on about this but I wouldn’t want to spoil anything about it. This is a fantastic read and the entire series (thus far) is solid.

    2. The Ultimates Vol. 1….heck who am I kidding, I would include Vol. 2 as well but if someone was only going to read one story they would have to read the first volume. This story takes the familiar Avengers characters and then changes up their origins and tells a super hero story that is intended to unfold as if it happened in the real world. Anyone who has ever thought poorly of Captain America really needs to read this.

    3. Kingdom Come. Another set of familiar characters. This time it’s Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, etc. in an alternate future timeline. The characters are older and a bit more jaded. Superman has given up and a new, much more reckless generation has taken over. There is a lot going on in this one and it’s an interesting take on the future of the DC universe.

    I’m going to cheat and throw in an honorable mention and that would be Marvels by Kurt Busiek. It tells the history of the early marvel universe through the perspective of a normal man and is masterfully done. It’s just the thing to get someone who maybe read comics as a kid interested in the classic characters again.

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