Common Grounds, Volume 1

Common Grounds Volume Troy Hickman welcomes you to Common Grounds a chain of doughnut and coffee shops where both heroes and villains kick back in their off hours Hickman delivers a total of tales of triumph and trage

  • Title: Common Grounds, Volume 1
  • Author: Troy Hickman Carlos Pacheco George Pérez
  • ISBN: 9781582404363
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • Troy Hickman welcomes you to Common Grounds , a chain of doughnut and coffee shops where both heroes and villains kick back in their off hours Hickman delivers a total of 13 tales of triumph and tragedy putting a true to life view on archetypes.

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      Published :2018-06-10T19:07:09+00:00

    1 thought on “Common Grounds, Volume 1”

    1. This was quite an enjoyable title. The premise is simple: Common Grounds is a chain of coffee shops that caters to superpowered folk, both heroes and villains. The stories are less about action and more about conversation and reflection. People are caught in relaxed, unguarded moments. The fastest man alive reveals some of the downsides of his powers to a reporter. A hero encounters one of his foes on the way to the john. A quartet of giant monsters reminisce about their attempts to take over th [...]

    2. My first real exposure to Common Grounds was through Tumblr, of all things. Somebody had posted the story "Time of Their Lives". I was struck with the apparent ease Hickman had in combing superheroes and a normal, human story. It didn't hurt that the art was really good. After that introduction, of course I had to hunt down the trade, and I'm very happy that I did. This belongs to the same sub-sub-genre as Astro City, putting familiar superhero archetypes in decidedly normal, human contexts, wit [...]

    3. Ever since I discovered that my library had a good selection of graphic novels, I've been reading lots of them. And I've learned a few things:Anything from Marvel or DC is likely to be surprisingly bad, unless they're written by Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman. There are a couple of other writers who can turn out decent work too, but the vast majority of stuff published by the Big Two is just awful.This can't be a coincidence. I can't believe that DC and Marvel simply keep having bad luck finding dece [...]

    4. The biggest problem (atop a rather large list) I have with modern Marvel and DC superhero comics is simply that they've lost their heart: once upon a time, in between the epic event storylines you occasionally got the quiet, poignant character-driven moments that were always far more memorable than the latest 27-part Civil Infinite Secret Crisis Wars that only seem to exist as springboard to launch new series from. It was Spider-Man revealing his secret identity to a terminally ill boy to fulfil [...]

    5. Common Grounds was my very first experience with graphic novels. A few years ago, I read about it on a message board I used to frequent.I decided to give it a shot. I took my very first trip to a comic shop and luckily, they had one copy on hand.I bought it, read it, cried my eyes out, then read it again.Since I'm not a regular comic reader, I don't feel qualified to write about this book AS a comic.I don't know anything about artwork or drawing or ink or pencilling. I CAN tell you that the pict [...]

    6. Well, what a pleasant surprise this was. Picked it up purely by chance, it features a series of short stories looking at the superheroes and super villains of this world in their down time, at a chain of coffee stores called Common Grounds. Featuring great art by a series of top artists ( Perez, Ordway, Jurgens) some of the stories are beautifully written, some are funny, some thought provoking. The comics medium doesn't get much better than this.I would rate 4.5 by the way. Highly, highly recom [...]

    7. This is one of the very best graphic novels that I have ever read. Each story is a stand alone story but they all tie together to paint a picture of the world of “Common Grounds” a coffee and doughnut shop that is neutral ground for superheroes and super villains. If you pay close attention you will see that the stories are connected but in a very subtle way. I found the story “Where Monsters Dine” to be the best of the bunch. The tale revolves around four super large monsters that discu [...]

    8. A loosely related collection of human interest stories about superheroes. Not all of them were good -- the one about the superheavyweights was rather infuriating -- but a lot of them managed to go past the obvious "oh, my powers make my life so sad" and "ha ha, here I am in spandex, silly me" parody cliches to get at exactly the sort of things that I like about superhero comics: the interactions between people who are larger than life but still want friends, comfy chairs, and a pot of tea. (The [...]

    9. I pretty much gave up on American comics. Since so many independent publishers died out, it's just been the same super hero plot over and over again. Then I spotted this collection of twelve stories. The basic idea is that there are coffee shops where the good guys and the bad guys can drop in for coffee and doughnuts, and nobody gets hurt. Great idea. Great stories.Well worth reading.

    10. Why can't all superhero comics be like this? This series manages to get more out of its characters in its mini-stories than other series have in their entire run. I came for "Glory Days" and I stayed for everything else. Well done.

    11. Can't believe I didn't review this.Buy this. 'nuff said. Heh. A little more? Ok, the short stories in this comic novella are well crafted, interesting, and beautifully drawn (for the most part). I enjoyed reading it thoroughly, and heartily recommend it for comic fans.

    12. Amusing anecdotal chapters about Super Heroes and Villains visiting a coffee shop (and taking poops together apparently), but nothing really compelled me to finish. The art was unremarkable.

    13. Seems a little reminiscent of Astro City, but the stories are unique, even if the manner of storytelling isn't. I found this to be a fun read nonetheless.

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