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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:05 am 
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I was looking for something else and stumbled on this.

I could not read comic books. Couldn't. I'd scan the words but all the pictures were an overwhelming mash of colors. Then! I fell into the MCU and everyone was talking about Fraction's Hawkeye, and Amazon had it for free on Kindle.

Kindle guides the reader from panel to panel, or zooms on parts of large panels. Or you can zoom out to see the layout. Not only was I able to read comics on Kindle, it trained me well enough that I can now read paper books.

Fraction/Aja is great, but I still have no idea what happened in the one with the dog.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:39 am 
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Thanks for that Frelga. Didn't realise that Kindle did Guided View now. That used to be only on the Marvel/DC dedicated players. In fact for years the best comic book viewer was a free one. I guess Amazon saw the gap in the market!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:38 pm 
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That's actually an interesting question. I wonder if that view is specific to the Marvel comics, because that's mostly what I have on Kindle.

Or not, because I had a sample of Hellboy (didn't buy the book), and that's Dark Horse.

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Ten years later and I haven't read another comic book since. It's just not my genre.


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Hang on, Frelga. Timeline please? How do you fall into MCU without reading those comics? yesno?*
What came first - the comic or the movie?

(*and as an aside, which Pratchett character says "yesno"?)

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(Amschat Zoon, yesno?)

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(yes! I had my wizard girls mixed up....)

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Inanna wrote:
Hang on, Frelga. Timeline please? How do you fall into MCU without reading those comics? yesno?*
What came first - the comic or the movie?)


The movies, ever since I accidentally watched The Winter Soldier.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:04 pm 
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Inanna wrote:
Hang on, Frelga. Timeline please? How do you fall into MCU without reading those comics? yesno?*
What came first - the comic or the movie?

(*and as an aside, which Pratchett character says "yesno"?)


I saw a clip from the original Loki Thor movie. :whistle: :love:

I was hooked from that point. Watched Iron Man, then Captain America, then Avengers, etc. Never did watch Hulk. I never read comic books as a kid, I think I didn't really have any visibility on them (heh, ironically). I started on novels pretty young (like Chronicles of Narnia) and so we'd go into book stores and I'd just go to the fantasy/sci fi section. Never knew anyone who was reading comics and it just sort of was never part of my existence.

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