Madman Storytime

Jeremiah Garcia
Jeremiah Garcia

I can't sleep, have some Madman.

Ethan James
Ethan James

I really like Frank's introspection in these books. It asks interesting questions while still maintaining an air of innocence, and his faith in God being reinforced by his resurrection without solidifying it to a specific understanding is interesting.

Justin Garcia
Justin Garcia

Man Frank does some pretty hardcore shit in this first arc.

Jaxon King
Jaxon King

Being Gale is suffering.

Anthony Gonzalez
Anthony Gonzalez

And now, the end of the beginning.

Landon Miller
Landon Miller

Fuck, don't lie to Frank.

Levi Ross
Levi Ross

And thus ends the Oddity Odyssey. I might do more later if anyone ends up reading this.

Ryder Myers
Ryder Myers

Gonna read this later but I just wanted to say thanks OP. I love spontaneous storytimes.

Parker Collins
Parker Collins

bump

Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris

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Just finished reading the whole thing. And wow what a ride.

The thing is pretty surreal at first, and I thought I was in it for a Deadpool-clone story, but I've actually grown to liking Madman a lot. And the pacing was perfect, the story is not too long and shit actually gets done in each issue… I'm surprised the girl fell for Madman though, and even long before he "proved his worth" to her.
And what's with the weird scribbles at the bottom of each page?

Thanks a lot for this, user.

Charles Brown
Charles Brown

They're a flip book

Adrian Taylor
Adrian Taylor

Oh wow, that's pretty neat.
He keeps going left and right though and it's disorienting as fuck

Julian Rodriguez
Julian Rodriguez

It's so it would work both ways in the printed comics. You know if an user with some photoshop skills made a gif out of it and put it next to the Holla Forums logo it could make for a pretty cool banner.

Easton Thomas
Easton Thomas

Oh I get it now. So it's like one animation on the odd pages and another on the even pages. Clever.

I can have a crack at the banner thing but I'm afraid the BO is no longer adding banners.

Connor Morales
Connor Morales

OP here, gonna sober up and read Bug! #1 in the DC thread, then dump some more Madman. I think next is Madman Adventures? I'll try to do the next story arc, whatever it is I'll do at least 3 issues worth.

Samuel Gomez
Samuel Gomez

I'm surprised the girl fell for Madman though
Yeah, Mike has a tendency to put a lot of 'true love'/'soul mate' type relationships in his works, they're aren't terribly interesting in and of themselves but they lead to some interesting dynamics with the people around said couple. Apparently it's because he's head over heels for his wife. That said Frank is pretty appealing in and of himself, he's a good mix of sensitive/understanding and badass who don't take no shit.

Anyways onward we go, Mike's wife Laura starts doing colors for the art and it slowly transitions into a more Pop Art style. Honestly the Oddity Odyssey is my favorite arc, but that shouldn't be seen as implying that it's all downwards from there. The core aspects I loved about the story and character stay and develop throughout the series, the plot itself just sort of gradually changes from the weirdly gorish cartoony sci-fi stories I preferred to a sort of modified gorish silver age cape comic type stories, which are still pretty good. Visuals get trippy as fuck later on too.

Anyways here's the next arc of Madman.

Jordan Adams
Jordan Adams

I think about 4 of these costumes enter regular rotation. Rest still look pretty cool though.

Colton Ortiz
Colton Ortiz

Actually wait, only the last one in that page actually gets used alongside his normal one. A couple other slight variations come along later though.

Nolan Rodriguez
Nolan Rodriguez

Being Gale continues to be suffering.

Owen Cruz
Owen Cruz

These are big files.

Lucas Ortiz
Lucas Ortiz

Alright, this is the last issue for the night, it's also one of my favorites. I think. Hard to tell through thumbnails.

Xavier Sanders
Xavier Sanders

Okay this IS the one I thought it was. Good. Mind Expanding.

Austin Ramirez
Austin Ramirez

Thanks for the story time user

Logan Brown
Logan Brown

You're welcome user.

Jaxson Kelly
Jaxson Kelly

I don't think this guy ever shows up again, but he's entertaining.

Asher Richardson
Asher Richardson

And that's all for tonight.

Josiah Peterson
Josiah Peterson

more madman
Sweet. The creator seems like a nice fellow too, we need more people like him who portray healthy heterosexual relationships in comics.
I'll read this later and report back as usual but I wanted to ask; the 3 issues you storytimed at the beginning of the thread are supposed to be the first appearance of madman, right? Would I be missing anything if they weren't?

Ian Myers
Ian Myers

They're essentially the first appearance of Madman, the only prior appearance is Creatures of the Id and you aren't missing anything by not reading that. The appearance there is like two pages and it's just him narrating a story about how people are dicks to him because of how fucked up his face looks. I guess it's interesting because it takes place before the mental breakdown that causes him to start wearing the mask and sets the Oddity Odyssey in motion, and it shows that maybe Allred had some different ideas for Frank floating around in his head before he turned into Madman, but I'm pretty sure there's no scans and it's not really worth shelling out the $80+ dollars a copy of it costs just to read it. I speak from experience on that one.

Henry Mitchell
Henry Mitchell

One of the Three
Nephite
Does anyone know if this is Mormon mythos or just some of Allred's fantasy lore? Because I know he slips in equal helpings of both into this setting.

Elijah Morales
Elijah Morales

Alright I'm back. By the way does anyone know what issues the Superman crossover takes place between? Because otherwise I'm just gonna do it once I get to the third volume.

Asher James
Asher James

These files are big.

Christopher Cox
Christopher Cox

Planting a lot of seeds in this issue.

Lucas Davis
Lucas Davis

And here's the final issue of the night.

Caleb Hughes
Caleb Hughes

And that's all tonight, we'll conclude this story tomorrow.

Ian Moore
Ian Moore

Leather jacket over tights

That's how you know this was made in the 90's.

Austin Gutierrez
Austin Gutierrez

I'm going to have to come back and read all this, but I had to say that Mr. Robot here is the cutest robot I've seen all year.

Aaron Hill
Aaron Hill

And we're back for 3 more issues, starting with the conclusion of last night's story.

Joseph Kelly
Joseph Kelly

Keep an eye out for tonight's special guest star in this issue.

Joshua Miller
Joshua Miller

Also keep an eye out for tonight's less special guest star.

Alexander Long
Alexander Long

And that's all for tonight. Check in tomorrow for when shit gets even crazier.

Jose Myers
Jose Myers

And here's more Madman.

Christian Stewart
Christian Stewart

And that's all for tonight.

Tyler Mitchell
Tyler Mitchell

And we're back for three more issues.

James Martinez
James Martinez

Reading this kind of makes me want to give Golden Plates a read.

Gavin Ward
Gavin Ward

Is anyone still reading these?

Lucas Mitchell
Lucas Mitchell

Screw it, I'm just gonna do this whole arc for now.

Jaxson Edwards
Jaxson Edwards

I forgot how brutally Allred had Conan and Andy Richter die.

Carter Garcia
Carter Garcia

Huh, the black rings around his eyes are fading.

Jaxon Barnes
Jaxon Barnes

And thus ends The Exit of Dr. Boiffard, a rather pivotal story for Madman. I might be back tonight to do the Superman crossover.

Liam Lewis
Liam Lewis

I am

Carson Evans
Carson Evans

thank you btw

Benjamin Foster
Benjamin Foster

I'm reading this too, thank you for the storytimes OP.

Leo James
Leo James

And I'm back with the Superman Madman Hullabaloo.
Actually I was wrong here, there are other appearances in between Creatures of the Id and the Oddity Odyssey in Grafik Muzik. Apparently it's more substantial than Creatures of the Id, but the majority of it is recapped in the various origin flashbacks Dr. Flem gives and the G-Men From Hell arc that I'll be dumping tomorrow.

Evan Ward
Evan Ward

These designs are pretty cool, kind of a shame they're wasted on a one off.

Matthew Brooks
Matthew Brooks

Astroman ain't taking no shit Machina.

Carter Torres
Carter Torres

Being Gale continues to be suffering.

David Phillips
David Phillips

That was a pretty good way to end it IMO. Anyways that's all for tonight, I'll be back tomorrow to dump G-Men From Hell!

Henry Sanders
Henry Sanders

Is anyone still reading these?

Yup this user sure is.

Colton Powell
Colton Powell

And here's three more issues. I think my scans stop around the time this arc ends, and my torrent for the Atomics and Atomic Comics is slow as fuck, so it might be a couple of days before I can continue after this.

Lincoln Gomez
Lincoln Gomez

Oh yeah the holiday special comes before G-Men from Hell. Been a while sine I re-read the Dark Horse stuff.

Tyler Long
Tyler Long

Oh shit that print after the cover is from the Jam crossover. I've gotta get scans of that, it's awesome. Might be my favorite of the Madman crossovers.

Jonathan Ramirez
Jonathan Ramirez

And from what I understand this is the best recap of Grafik Muzik that's really available. Maybe one day I'll collect all the old floppies and try to scan them.

Lincoln Cruz
Lincoln Cruz

And that's all for now. I'll be back later, or maybe tomorrow to finish up this arc.

James Johnson
James Johnson

And here's the rest of G-Men from Hell.

Austin Harris
Austin Harris

By the way this actually got made into a movie. Apparently the DVD came with Astroesque as a special feature too.

Jordan Thomas
Jordan Thomas

Meanwhile some director has been sitting on the theatrical rights to Madman for like 20 years now.

John Fisher
John Fisher

I think this special was the last thing to come out before The Atomics. Actually it may have come out after the first couple issues of Atomics, I'm not entirely sure on the chronology.

Ian Fisher
Ian Fisher

And that's all for now, I'll be back in a few days to storytime The Atomics. Probably.

Gabriel Nguyen
Gabriel Nguyen

The torrents slow, but I did manage to get my favorite crossover, Madman & The Jam, out of it after a couple of hours, so I'm dumping that now.

Jose Lopez
Jose Lopez

There are a lot of reasons I like this, and they're mostly to do with the art. First off I like it when both artists co-operate in a crossover, even if it is Just Allred drawing Frank in and Mireault doing the rest. They don't do cool stuff like that enough.

Austin Clark
Austin Clark

Second off, Laura doing her more simplistic coloring style over top of Mireault's sort of grungy cartoonish art style is a neat combination.
Plus the fact that it's a Madman story means it involves a lot of crazy, trippy visuals that Mireault doesn't usually draw(from what I understand The Jam is basically a really chill Canadian version of Kickass), and which work really well with the combination of his art style and Laura's colors.
And when you put all that together it just makes the whole story feel like a special, unique experience. Like it's not just characters crossing over into the same story, it's the creators genuinely coming together, and combining the styles and tones that make those character's series special. Not a lot of crossovers really accomplish that IMO, and I don't think any other Madman one does it this well.

Robert Walker
Robert Walker

Plus the two characters have a pretty good dynamic.

Adrian Bailey
Adrian Bailey

Man this shit looks cool.

Tyler Rivera
Tyler Rivera

And that's all.
I'll be back whenever with The Atomics, and then Atomic Comics.

Matthew Stewart
Matthew Stewart

Has anyone here actually heard of or read The Jam before? Because it seems cool.

Matthew Lopez
Matthew Lopez

bump

Bentley Phillips
Bentley Phillips

I've heard of it, but never read it.

Jacob Nguyen
Jacob Nguyen

Alright I got all of The Atomics and I think all of Atomic Comics, once I finish them I might dump The Jam because rereading the crossover got me interested in it. Anyways here's the first three issues of The Atomics!

Hudson Gray
Hudson Gray

That's all for tonight.

Aiden Wilson
Aiden Wilson

This is quite a nifty series.

Julian Bennett
Julian Bennett

Just got back from an LCS and I'm feeling good. Here's 6 more issues for your troubles, Holla Forums.

Sebastian Evans
Sebastian Evans

I guess this one was ripped straight from the floppy. Weird scans.

Blake Martinez
Blake Martinez

I think this guy's origin warrants his own mini-series.

Jose Howard
Jose Howard

And that's all for now. I'll be back with more later, sometime. Eventually.

Lincoln Morales
Lincoln Morales

Here's more.

Jackson Hughes
Jackson Hughes

Fuck it I'll just finish off The Atomics tonight. I think this Savage Dragon crossover goes until the end of the run.

Connor Cooper
Connor Cooper

Shit did I just hit bump limit?

Christopher Rodriguez
Christopher Rodriguez

Oh shit, I completely forgot they reprinted this.

Hudson Young
Hudson Young

And that's all for tonight. I fucked up and hit autosage, so I'll probably start a new thread for Atomic Comics.

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