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Hello!

Open Beta is almost upon us, and since it appeared no one had created a community specifically for discussing the medium of comics, I decided to do so myself.

Although I read a few comic books here and there as a teenager, my interest in comics was more recently discovered this year. This means that I'm just beginning to explore the form and all that it has to offer. At the moment, I find that I'm most interested in single volume works (what are sometimes referred to as graphic novels). On the other hand, I can't sustain the attention to follow open-ended series, it seems.

My vision for this community is to have a place where other people who are interested in and enjoy reading comics can discuss them. I'd like this to be a place where seasoned readers and total newcomers will be equally welcome. This is a place to discuss history, content, form, theory, trends, genres, styles, themes, artists, writers, etc... And while fans are welcome, it's not a forum to discuss 'ships or cosplay or othersuchthings.

Hopefully that provides us with a good starting point! If you have any suggestions or would like to help out, let me know.

Ideas

Date: 2009-05-02 12:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zetta
Sounds like it could be fun!

I'm not sure what would be a good way to get it started though. Maybe a weekly pull-list type thing, where people can say what they are planning to get, and maybe discuss the issues/trades that are out for that week? While that might get convoluted, right now it might work since the community is just starting.

Since FCBD tomorrow, maybe a post about the free comics that are coming out? *shrugs*

Oh, or maybe like a monthly/bi-monthly graphic novel recommendation. If we can get some people to commit to reading one, then having a discussion?

Re: Ideas

Date: 2009-05-02 01:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zetta
I could do a weekly pull list on Tuesday nights until someone more capable comes along. I mean, I purchase floppies online and only get them shipped once a month, so I'm usually not too on top of what comes out during the week. (Plus I'm not too familiar with comics, it's only been about a year or so since I've been actively going out and buying them.)

If you want, I can try to remember to post next Tuesday.

And for FCBD here's a list of the comics: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/comics.asp

Date: 2009-05-02 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kespionage
I was pretty much like you--I didn't grow up with comics, I found them on my own, and had to work my way up from single-volume things I could find in bookstores to continuing storylines in trades I could get off Amazon. I'd like to join up and do what I can to help out.

*sigh* If only I could go to Free Comic Book Day! But I have an obligation and the nearest comic book shop is thirty-five minutes north. So I figured I'd come here and do what I like best in my spare time: nerd out!

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