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03-10-2012, 07:38 PM
RE: Comic book reccomendations.
Does he break robins neck? I'm kinda hoping he will. Shes kinda annoying.
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12-04-2013, 05:32 PM
RE: Comic book reccomendations.
I collected comics from an early age until I turned 18, and then resumed that hobby for a couple of years in the early 90s (got tired of the whole multiple/gimmick covers and crossover mayhem, so I bailed). Nowadays I just buy collections or one-off graphic novels - here's a list (yeah, I like Alan Moore):

Alan Moore's Swamp Thing series - mature horror.

Alan Moore's Miracleman - a more realistic take on the Superman mythos.

Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series - lots of literary references with a good story of its own.

Alan Moore's Neonomicon - creepy Cthulhu stuff.

The Hellboy books are pretty good - lots of Lovecraftian stuff.

Invincible - one of Robert Kirkman's other books, about a young guy with superpowers who finds out he's half-alien. Lots of industry in-jokes.

The Supreme Power series - written by J. Michael Straczynski, his adult-oriented take on Marvel's Squadron Supreme.

Marvel Zombies - fun, plus uses old second-string characters later in the series.

Irredeemable - what if a Superman-type character went bad...really bad?

Ghostworld and Pussey! by Daniel Clowes.

Superman and Batman: Generations series. John Byrne's take on these characters if they actually aged in real time.

Y, The Last Man - good epic.

JSA: The Golden Age. The Ultra-Humanite causes a lot of grief.

Fantastic Four: The End (by Alan Davis) - love his art!

Justice League of America: The Nail, and its sequel, Another Nail (both by Alan Davis). What if the Kents didn't find & adopt Superman?

Superman: Secret Identity. What if Superman was the only superhero?
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01-11-2013, 01:14 PM
RE: Comic book reccomendations.
I recently picked up Judge Dredd collection 1 (there are six of these I think), and the first stories aren't anything super spectacular (how can they always tell it's Judge Dredd and not some other Judge??), but when Call-Me-Kenneth shows up, it starts developing a constant storyline. Interesting from my perspective to see how these British comics were written and released.

Also, I've been reading revivals of Mars Attacks and Dinosaurs Attack. These aren't too terribly cerebral, but they entertain for what they're intended to be--often absurd ultraviolent throwbacks.

But, I've only recently started reading comics again regularly, and have no clue where to even start in on the Transformers series I was reading ages ago. I started buying regularly again because we went into a comics shop, and lo and behold, what was there? Issue 1 of a brand new X-Files series. X-Files Season 10 is my current favorite.

Also, I would highly suggest Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel to anyone as it is simply outstanding. DK2, not so much.

If you want some psychedelically interesting horror comics, seek out the Swamp Thing collections written by Alan Moore. Those are from the early 80's and available in collections now, and pretty easy to find.

Also recent to my collection/interest, Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor.

My kid has been reading the latest two Buck Rogers revivals. But he's 10, so his opinion doesn't count. Or does it?

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01-11-2013, 01:16 PM
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Also, if you find this, get it. It is by far the most hilarious thing I've ever read in my life.

I got an issue for free as part of some promotion last week.

The tag line on the issue I got is "written by a 6 year old and illustrated by his 30 year old brother."

And it so clearly is.

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01-11-2013, 07:14 PM
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http://www.comixology.com/

Buy once, enjoy on all your computers and devices.

Hesitant to state my favorites for fear of psychoanalyzing judgment Smile
But "Deadpool" and Deadpool cameos, are Gold.


Allot of epic, long running comics are like Anime series, they fizzle into disappointment during the last quarter.
But are still awesome for the first 3/4 anyway.

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02-11-2013, 05:02 PM
RE: Comic book reccomendations.
@OP, don't buy more Walking Dead.
I have most, and after vol. 8 it really doesn't mean much anymore.

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02-11-2013, 10:20 PM
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(02-11-2013 05:02 PM)Caveman Wrote:  @OP, don't buy more Walking Dead.
I have most, and after vol. 8 it really doesn't mean much anymore.

Ditto, I keep buying them but its like a soap opera now, (not even B&W, but line art)
Characters have become whiny douches. the zombies are treated like poison ivy.

A new writer team needs to take over the I.P.

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03-11-2013, 06:37 PM (This post was last modified: 03-11-2013 06:41 PM by Vosur.)
RE: Comic book reccomendations.
If you're into fantasy and gore, I highly recommend you to check out "Donjon" (aka Dungeon). It's my all-time favorite comic series. Thumbsup

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10-12-2013, 01:31 PM
RE: Comic book reccomendations.
It's been a while since someone's posted something here but if it's still relevant:
Kingdom Come ( I'm not a big Superman fan, but this story is well written and the art is really good )
Watchmen, in case you didn't read it already
Sandman is an awesome series and Gaiman does great storytelling - I'm in the middle of reading it now
Hellboy and most stuff that Mignola does: Gotham by Gaslight, B.P.R.D. 1946, Sir Edward Grey - Witchfinder, The Amazing Screw-On Head.
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13-12-2013, 08:55 PM
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Manifest Destiny is a pretty good comic series (it just started recently).
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