Comic books, manga, graphic novels....whatcha got?

I said i'd start this thread and now i'm doing it. I read alot of indie stuff. marvel and DC have kind of killed my intrest with their stupid sprawling 40 book crossovers. So what do you read? here's my list.

Manga: WAY to many to list. i've given up on the bookstore keeping current with my favorite series. I use www.onemana.com now. i still feel just as guilty for not buying but they keep sooooo far ahead of what the bookstore has available.

Comics:

INDIE
Buffy season 8: Never miss an issue. Total whedonite and Xander is still the funniest one eyed point man in history (LORD OF HOSTS IM IN THE FRILLY!!! hee hee hee).

Serenity: anything that expands on the firefly universe is ok in my book. Only 6 issues so far but i'm hoping for more.

Fray: Future Buffy. I don't know if it cannon and only fills up one trade but its Realy realy realy good. Ok i think thats all the whedon books i'm reading right now (indie ones anyway).

Watchmen: Its an intelectual exercies to read Alan Moores masterpiece. Cant wait to see if the movie lives up to the book. My step dad gave me this to read the second time we met. I still love him for that.

Fell: Warren Ellis's detective noir stories. Just realy realy good short stories. Also Nixon Nun realy creeps me out.

Empowered: Adam Warrens tale of a scantaly clad, often tied up, very funny.......ok its pretty much softcore porn. But its realy well written softcore porn.

Transmetropolitan: Ellis again. If you don't know who Spider Jerusalem is i just feel sorry for you. Mostly because he's sneaking up behind you with a BOWEL DISRUPTER *BZZZAAAAPPPPPP* seriously though a story of investigative journalism in the future. It should be a manditory part of high school english to read this series.

Preacher: Garth Enis. Badass Man of the Cloth with THE WORD OF GOD searching for the aformentioned deity to find out why he's given up on earth and/or kick his ass. Joined by a sharpshooting ex-girlfriend and a hard drinking irish vampire named Cassidy. puts the GRAPHIC in graphic novel.

The Walking Dead: zombie comic of choice. basicaly the best zombie movie you've ever seen, if they made zombie movies you had to sit down and watch for 2 weeks before you got to the title sequence.

MARVEL

Astonishing X-Men: Joss again and i love how he just writes the X-man story he wants and ignores EVERYTING ELSE going on in the stupid stupid stupid marvel universe. In fact after this post i may go re-read the first 4 trades for the umpteenth time. also I

Nextwave: Ellis again (you may see a pattern in authers) Superheros who believe the best way to save the world is to punch its problems in the face.....and drink beer. Also has its very own theme song (HIS NAME IS THE CAPTIN!) God i wish this had gone more than 12 issues. Cry

Deadpool: everything and anything ever written with the character. I wasn't too keen on the whole Deadpool & Cable era, but anything that puts my favorite merc with a mouth back in the funny books is ok with me. The 96 annual Death & Deadpool is perhaps my favorite comic book of all times. So remember folks doorknobs don't kill people deadpool kills people.

Punisher: only the Garth Enis stuff. Especialy the new MAX series stuff. My god Punisher: BORN is amazing. if you like a more than healthy dose of violence towards them that deserve it, you cant go wrong here.

Runaways: Best team battle cry EVER. and now its in the hands of Joss. seriously can that man do no wrong?

Young Avengers: I still cry at the end of the first trade (poor iron lad). Only lasted 12 issues. aparently they still show up every so often in one of the 47 other titles but unless they get their own series again im writing it off as another example of marvel executives not being able to pull their heads out of their collective butts.

Planet Hulk: AND ONLY PLANET HULK. wasn't too keen on WWH but planet? Man planet roxor'd my soxors. Mainly cuz it was hulk doing what he does best OUTSIDE of the BS going on marvel earth. You may notice a trend.

Ultimates: Exelent retelling of the avengers for our time. Also the A on Captian America's chest? Aparently it doesn't stand for France. Go figure.

DC

DKR: classic and rediculously good. this is why in batman vs. superman, batman ALWAYS wins.

All star Batman and Robin: I cannot for the life of me decide if Frank Miller is a genious or BATSHIT INSANE. but as he wrote DKR im willing to give him the benifit of the doubt.

Red Son: What If Supes landed in the U.S.S.R instead of the U.S.A. Its a realy good read and Lex Luthor is the (kind of) good guy. also batman in a realy sexy hat.

TeenTitans/ Outsiders: The Insiders : also the 4 trades of each of these titles leading up to this book. I realy enjoyed the build up to this book. And i cannot tell you how sad i was for Shift and Indigo. I cant read the trade without crying.

The Legion of Superheros: Havent read enough of this yet. But any series with a character like micro lad i need to read more. He comes from a race of giants and his super power is to shrink to about 6 feet tall.......think about it.

Green Lantern: I enjoyed the sinestro corp's war and im real eager to see where the different color lantern thing is going.

52: If you don't know a whole lot about the dc universe this is a good place to go to school. Besides the great story at the end of each issue you get a DC history lesson. Its fun.

Ok so thats what i'm reading right now. If i think of anything else i'll post it. So what are you guys reading? who's YOUR favorite comic book character? let us all know.

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Stormy's picture

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I do Buffy season 8 and am slowly collecting the Buffy omnibuses. I was collecting the Minx series before that got canned. Oh and I very, very much like Hellboy.

TheBoy's picture

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Angel Gaiman. Sandman. Wow. Serious wow. Interweaving stories, wonderful characters.
(b) Watchmen. Really quite impressive. Actual literary accomplishment.
(c) Enjoyed V for Vendetta well more than the movie.

Predominantly those. A little bit else, here and there.

Shout out for "Freshmen" by Seth Green (yes, that one) and Hugh Sterbakov.

Shade's picture

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Much agreed on your top three. I haven't read Freshman myself, though, what's that about?

I adore Fables, and a few I picked up on Free Comic Book Day last year.

Ohh, and anything Edward Gorey does. His art is wondrous.

TheBoy's picture

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Freshmen: some kids show up at college. They're placed in over-fill housing in a science building. There's an explosion. Everyone gets super-powers based on what they were thinking about at the time of the explosion--the vegetarian can hear plants talk. The comic nerd was out for a pizza, and gets no power. The beaver becomes a highly competent structural engineer. The guy who just got pantsed and embarrassed at a frat party gets an enormous what-for. And So On...

Shade's picture

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Clearly I need to find myself a copy of this and read it as soon as possible.

Owh, forgot to mention God Bless You, Chunky Rice and Blankets. Both beautiful books.

NekoMegi's picture

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I absolutely love Fables, even though I've not gotten to read much.

magalicious's picture

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Watchmen FTW!

Eleonora's picture

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I read mostly webcomics. I do have all the Elfquests that were published in the Netherlands. They are now scanning all the comics and putting them on internet: www.elfquest.com. (Manga influence in 1978)
I think it's had a huge influence on me. I'm now reading Masque of the Red Death, by Wendy Pini, though that is currently on hiatus. It's a wonderful sensual story.
Somehow there is something about her drawing style that really gets to me.

(Masque is a webcomic, on gocomi)

Saramander's picture

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I just recently started getting in to graphic novels after taking a comics class at school. I enjoy the move novelly ones, and the more artsy-obscure ones, I'm always looking for something new, though.

MAUS-absolutely amazing in every way. Period.
Persepolis-very interesting perspective, loved it
Robot Stories (or is it Robot Dreams?)-no words at all, it doesn't need any. The story is deep and touching and worth the look.

I have a list somewhere of some I'd like to pick up, but I don't want to find it right now...

NekoMegi's picture

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I mostly read manga, though in all honesty it's been a while. I love CLAMP's artwork, and though I would love to read some of the better series (such as FMA) I have always struggled to keep up with long ones.

In American comics, I mentioned above that I love Fables...

Oh! And I've read the Marvel Earth X series. That was...interesting.

And of course I love webcomics, though moving around and less than reliable internet connections has me way behind on almost all of the ones I read.

Lost Child's picture

Here's just my favourites, in short, because I suck at writing reviews:

Sandman (Neil Gaiman): I can just second TheBoy with the wow! So much story! So amny brilliant artists. And also it may sound weird, but it's like it was written by a woman, in some way. It's just so deep and brilliant. Read it!
Also most of the spinoffs, Death by Gaiman himself, but also some by other writers, are well worth reading.

Transmetropolitan (Warren Ellis): Spider Jerusalem ftw! He's my hero and he can be yours too. Also, one of the most probable visions of the future, imo.

Elektra: Assassin (Frank Miller): Now this is just wow. It's not just Miller's great story that makes Elektra into a proper hero of her own instead of just Daredevils love interest, it's first and foremost Bill Sienkewicz' un-be-f***in-lievable artwork! This book made me into a graphic novel fan and I still read it once a year or so.

Batman - Year One and Batman - The Dark Knight Returns (Frank Miller): What can I say? In my opinion the only true batman stories, but I'd be happy if you can recommend me some that come close to these. So far I've found none.

Almost everything by Alan Moore:

Watchmen: Of course. A classic. This should be read in schools or something. This is literature.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (only the first two books, the third is just one big LSD trip): Have fun picking out all the literature references. You wont get them all.

Top 10 (and the spinoffs, the 49ers and Smax): Realively new, the stories of a bunch of police officers in a city where everyone (!) has superpowers! Kind of like a TV series about police officers, but with better characters, better crimes, wittier jokes, better everything! The first two books and the two spinoffs are by Moore, but there's a third book (Beyond the Farthest Precinct), and a Second Season just being released atm by someone else, and it's well worth reading as well, although it's of course not as clever and witty as Moore's.

From Hell: Now this is a hard one. I dodn't get everything and I had to have several tries, but you can read it, if you try. It's well worth the effort.

Lost Girls: High brow porn. Beautifully drawn. Not so sure yet about the psychological implications. Will have to re-read.

Lots of other stuff I keep forgetting now, like Swamp Thing, Ronin etc.

Maus (Art Spiegelman): There's a reason that it won the Pulitzer. Hard, but worth it. I cried. A lot.

I know it's a webcomic, but I have all the books and love them, so...
The Order of the Stick (Rich Burlew) - Books -1 to 3: If you are even just remotely into role-playing and/or good stories you should get these. The content of books one to three can be read online, while the prequels -1 and zero are just available in book form. I can recommend all the books even if you've read the webcomic, because there's a lot of extra content like written explanations, bonus comics etc.

So yeah, these are just the comics I can think of atm, I left out a lot of smaller stories or just forget things - of course there's more good stuff by Miller and Moore and Gaiman, and others... and of course I also love me some Ducks by Carl Barks or Don Rosa, and some Calvin & Hobbes and Tintin...

TheBoy's picture

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"it's like it was written by a woman, in some way. It's just so deep and brilliant. Read it!"

man, my "gender bias"dar just went off hard. I have no idea what that's supposed to mean.

The Which's picture

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hmmm... maybe those were separate thoughts:
"It's just so deep and brilliant."
"...it's like it was written by a woman, in some way."
They aren't so bad when taken individually.

Lost Child's picture

Separate thoughts, I mean. I didn't even think about the possibility that you could take that as one thought like "only women can write deeply" or whatever.

kawaiikune's picture

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Psshhh. As if men have any depth or brilliance! Clearly no one but a woman could write something as deep or brilliant as this! Maybe Neil ate some woman's brain, so to obtain her superpower of depth! And brilliance!
(^ insert nearly-imperceptible internet-sarcasm)

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No one has ever given me an internet noogie before! Blum 3 I wondered why my head was sore when I logged in today...

MeiLin's picture

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...and hence, perhaps what the OP was noting, is that Neil writes his women extremely well. They feel like actual women. Speaking as a writer whose main protagonist is male, I know first hand it's not easy writing across the genders. Men, especially men writing comics, frequently never make the connections with their female characters. Neil consistently does.

Lost Child's picture

As I said, I suck at reviews.
I didn't want to sound gender-whatever, how I said it is just how I feel it, how I've experienced it. Maybe it's what MeiLin says above, that his female characters are very well written, maybe its just my personal feeling about this, that the whole Sandman books have a really female feel about them.
I sure didn't want to offend anyone, that's just how I feel about those books. I didn't think that that was so hard to understand or accept and would spark sarcasm and the like. Sorry.

V's picture

Embodiment

It was clear that you might not have intended the review "that way"...TheBoy just goes searching for such things. And most any conversation here will come with a side dish of sarcasm, so that's not unusual either. Don't mind us--just keep doin what you're doin. Phrasing aside, you did have a valid point Smile

MeiLin's picture

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Especially to the newbies, yes? I'm looking at you two, and you know who you are... Wink

TheBoy's picture

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I try--I just put those two sentences together--didn't even realize that they were separate thoughts. My bad.

kawaiikune's picture

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Sorry to come off harshly, you caught me at a sarcastic moment in time. I was actually pretty sure you didn't mean it that way, but you did leave yourself deliciously open to some serious razzing.

Lost Child's picture

V for Vendetta.

KtO's picture

A) The Dresden Files comics, written by Jim Butcher (hearts and flowers) and a-ma-zing pencils by Ardian Syaf (some of his stuff is up here: http://ardian-syaf.deviantart.com . I love that pros have DA accounts.)

B) Dark Horse's Myspace, mostly the Joss Whedon offerings (read: Firefly and Sugar Shock), but I was recently delighted to an inordinate degree by "Vampy Cat Play Friend." Mainly because I am a horrible person.

C) Girl Genius. I'm a huge fan of the Foglios in general, and this is my favorite of their works so far. If you are in any way interested in a really fun steampunk story (Adventure! Romance! MAD SCIENCE!) you can read it from the beginning starting here: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20021104 . Don't worry, it jumps to colour soon.

D) Buffy omnibuses; I make myself wait until the books come out, so I'm a little behind.

E) A truly astounding number of webcomics, sorted into "Daily," "Mon/Weds/Fri," and "Special Day."

F) So many others. "Fray," "Watchmen"....

Yay this thread!

November's picture

Oh my, Transmetropolitan is so awesome!
I ended up naming one of my pet rats spider jerusalem Biggrin

series:
Sandman: of course!

Lucifer: spin of from Sandman, good vs. evil and all that jazz.

Nightmares and Fairytales: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightmares_&_Fairy_Tales

House of mystery:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Mystery_(Vertigo)
Started this month, looks awesome.

preacher: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preacher_(comic) This is truly one of my favorites.

Fables: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fables_(comics) finished the last book (for now) today.

And a korean manga called bride of the water God.
singles:

V for vendetta: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_for_Vendetta

Hmm, that`s my collection. I read alot more, but I really can`t remember all the titles. I love my comics

ereuyi's picture

Ooh, I looked at Bride of the Water God at the bookstore, but I was broke that day. How is that one?

November's picture

It`s very cute!
book three comes out in may, I can`t wait.
If you like drama, love and much confusion then you should go buy it Biggrin

Oddfish's picture

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All I've got is Transmet, although I do have the whole collection. Also the Spider action figure, the one with the laptop and the cat. And possibly the coolest, a Spider tattoo: the one on his ankle that's two parallel bands with a zigzag between them making triangles. Mine's on the left, but I think his was on the right.

I want to get 100 Bullets and/or Y: the Last Man, but since I'm out of a job and in the process of being awarded unemployment, it'd be an impossible ethical maneuver to buy such expensive but nonessential stuff. I make up for the lack with my webcomics and web serials, though, and some of those (THIS ONE) are better than a lot of the stuff you see in print, at least in my opinion.

Lost Child's picture

Yay for Spider tattoos! I'd love to see that.

I've tried 100 Bullets, the first one, but I couldn't relate at all to all that gangster life and street talk. But I've heard it gets better the further you read.

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It's not a great photo, but it's handy, and I took it on the fly to show someone else who asked about it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v89/fubenkunai/26.jpg

Clare-Dragonfly's picture

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Sandman, of course. (I even had some gratuitous, vicarious fangirling through my characters in Chatoyant College...)
Fables.
Y the Last Man. (I cannot believe no one has mentioned this yet. SO MUCH LOVE. It's an amazing series and it's done now so you don't even have to wait feverishly for the last installment like I did!)
V for Vendetta.
Persepolis I and II and Embroideries, all by Marjane Satrapi. I think I also read Chicken with Plums but can't recall much about it.

MeiLin's picture

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I used to spend hundreds on comics. As a sweet young thing I was a diehard Marvelite. I had some amazing comics in my collection--well-loved, but stuff like the painstakingly acquired, entire run of Amazing Adventures Featuring Killraven. The artwork of P. Craig Russell changed my life; he introduced me to artistic history and styles that I would never have known about otherwise, and to this day he is one of the few comic artists that I pay attention to. I loved the Avengers, Iron Man, Daredevil, and the X-Men; in fact, in my collection, I had the first issue of the revived Cockrum-Claremont X-Men. You know what that's worth, in any condition? Yeah. I bought it off a rack at the Thrifty Drug Store in Rolling Hills, my usual haunt for geeking out. Five cent ice cream scoops, a good comics rack, two or three good pinball machines, and wonder and joy, the first Pong machine I'd ever seen.

Why do you keep referring to it all in the past tense, Mei? you ask. Because when I left home, I didn't take my comics with me, expecting I would return. I didn't. My dad threw them out, without so much as asking me if I wanted them still (I did). 15 years of collecting and thousands of dollars in irreplaceable comics--worth thousands more than they were when I bought them. Even my mom was mad at him. I've forgiven him, but whenever Sir and I start bitching about something, inevitably one of will yell, "Yeah! And Dad threw out my comic books!"

I discovered Elfquest when it first came out, and somewhere around here I have the original black and white issues. I stopped reading it when Wendi and Richard over-extended the franchise.

Badger and Nexus: Baron and Rude were fecking brilliant, and I still say "vootie" to this day. They were ripping yarns that made me scream with laughter until I cried. Mike Baron is an influence on my writing, especially his attention to detail and world-building.

THB: Paul Pope's irregular and uneven but brilliant comic that rarely comes out. I doubt it'll ever be finished. Again, another amazing world-builder with a sense of humor that meshes with mine. The way he wrote the back-story of his world--dropping things casually into the story as if you should know what they were and then having the explanations show up later--I love that shit. Huge influence.

Those Annoying Post Bros and Savage Henry: Matt Howarth, whose artwork is immediately recognizable. Probably the most meaninglessly violent comics I ever read, though Savage Henry was, despite his name, a gentle and noble soul in comparison to the Bros. Post. Also very funny--I mean, how can you not love a comic that has C'thulhu playing in a band with Tangerine Dream's Conrad Schnitzler (and his Klangman--klang, klang, klang!)

These days, I collect very few comics, and I usually wait for the omnibus editions. I really only look for Joss Whedon's stuff, and the rare appearances of THB.

Eleonora's picture

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I used to be very into Elfquest, but it did bother me quite a lot when they got other artists working on it. It helped that they kept the publishing a lot cleaner in Europe. I also used to roleplay on forums in EQ based holts, and I noticed that some people got angry when I said that I thought the new drawing was ugly, I was supposed to appreciate different styles. :O Sonny Straight is the only one I actually like. I think it's really a shame that it became such a hodgepodge tangled unintelligible mess.

That said, I would really encourage everyone to go read Masque:
http://www.gocomi.com/index.php?module=webcomics&event=masque
It's very sensual, and Weny still has the ability to draw faces in such a way that they actually show very subtle emotions.

Pedes's picture

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I was writing a lengthy post here yesterday when I was suddenly struck by a virus. Took me a whole day to sort that out, not to mention I lost an assignment I was writing, so... Just a shortened version of what I remember; things I'm either reading now or have read recently/like enough to remember:
Murders and mysteries (or similar; read translation) by Neil Gaiman.
Death Note - Mystery. If you like struggles of genius detectives and villains it's for you. (finished)
Bakuman (By the same authors as DN; manga about... drawing manga Biggrin I'm lurking on scanlation page right now waiting for a new chapter - ongoing)
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles and XXXholic (recommended reading both, plot is connected; I read anything by CLAMP anyway. ongoing, we're near the climax now). First is adventure (seems light at fisrt gets more serious in time) second more concerned with Japanese spirits etc.
The Bride of the Water God (also known as Haebek) - beautiful Korean (?) comic. Gods, love and intrigue. Ongoing. (above I see it's been published somewhere, but not here; scanlations are available on mangatraders).
The Blade of the Immortal - samurais, great art! (ongoing)
Senkaiden Houshin Engi (also known as Soul Hunter) - bit strange interpretation of some Chinese legend. (finished)
Suppli/Sappuri (saw both transcriptions 0o) - manga about a young woman working in an advertising agency. Aimed towards older audience, deals with real problems of single working women (not romance-fluff, not Sex and the City).(ongoing)
Fullmetal Alchemist - already a legend Wink adventure, alchemy (ongoing)
Angel Sanctuary - It's a... uh.. just read it. May be religiously disturbing. I've you've seen the anime it has almost nothing to do with it. (finished)
Detective Conan - Mystery Biggrin
Loveless - warning for boys-love; bit of anghst, bit of fluff (ongoing)
Natsume Yuujinchou (ongoing), Ghost Hunt (ongoing? scanlations stuck?), Mononoke (adaptation of the anime - WATCH IT! - ongoing) - for japanese ghost-lovers. (also see XXXholic).
Souryo Fuyumi - not a title but a mangaka. Anything by her. E.g. Mars, Rainbow Fish, Eternal Sabbath
Vassalord - I've only read 3 volumes. After 1st chapter I only liked the art. Now I like it, although it can get a bit.. disturbing.
Usagi Yojimbo - not a manga, haha Biggrin Great comic!!!
D.gray-man - almost forgot as it's on hiatus (author being sick); I really like that one. Adventure in uh,. 19th century (?)

Uh, a quick recommendation list that was supposed to be. I guessed I missed some, I ignored a lot. I'd read more american comics if they weren't so expensive here or I had someone at hand to borrow it (I read almost all Sandmans belonging to my friend Wink ). I've got a big pile of disney comics - sheet Donald duck and small pocket-sized called Gigant here (Lustiges Tachenbuch in Germany) from times where I was young and innocent and there were barely any comics in Poland, a whole Dragon Ball series XD and some more. And a lot of strange/obscure manga in scanlations.

After reading what MeiLin wrote above I'm scared about my small collection getting lost one day o.o

Nye's picture

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I have all of Neil Gaiman's Sandman and related graphic novels. I have a number of his other graphic novels or illustrated stories as well -- Coraline, Murder Mysteries, etc.

I have the comic books of Girl Genius from before the Foglios switched to an online format.

I have a bunch of Dilbert compilations and books.

I have a graphic novel of The Hobbit.

In other art books, I have MC Escher's prints and a few books of Monet.

I'm thinking I have a few other things lying around, but I haven't unpacked that box yet, so I can't check.

rdehwyll's picture

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Mostly MY history, but yes, I have fond memories of the comic books of olde... twelve cents apiece (though I had a few at 10 cents) up until they reached a buck apiece, which pretty much dates when I was reading them. Gold Key reprints of the Carl Barks "Donald Duck" and "Uncle Scrooge" series, the "Superman", "Batman", "Supergirl", "Lois Lane", and "Jimmy Olsen, Superman's Pal" titles, "Superboy" in "Action Comics", thinking "Wow, that's neat!" when I found the first issues of "Fantastic Four" and "Spiderman" on the rack at the supermarket.
And I was completely addicted to "Legion of Super-Heroes" when they started being featured in Action Comics... Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Dream Girl, Shrinking Violet, Ferro Lad, Karate Kid, Princess Projectra, Chameleon Boy, Bouncing Boy... I briefly renewed that particular addiction when DC restarted the series in the 1980's, with the Legionaires five years older...
These days, I enjoy the thrice weekly updates of "Agatha Hetrodyne, Girl Genius" by Phil and Kaja Foglio on the web...

Capriox's picture

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Girl Genius, yes! The Folgios are superb storytellers and artists, and they're both far enough along in their careers that they're not afraid to have *fun* with their work.

rdehwyll's picture

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If you ever meet Phil Foglio, and want to get him to fall down laughing, ask him to recount what happened at the convention art auction in Chicago when his painting, "Hot Rod" was auctioned off... ("Myth Adventures" reference...)

TheGrayCrayon's picture

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my internet stopped working for a few days and i finaly got it working again and MAN this thread got popular. First of all I cannot BELIVE i didn't have some of these entries on my list. first off SANDMAN........only i could start a thread about comics and not mention Neil Giamans. Hellboy is brilliant. I actualy own Blankets by Craig Thompson. Its one of the best love storys i've seen told in picture format. Y the last man is great. poor yorick. Also i forgot to mention Frank Cho's works. Liberty Meadows is funny as hell. And his take on Shanna the She-Devil was AWESOME! alright imma go look around the forums Wink

TheBoy's picture

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I was just happy to show up early enough to pimp Gaiman. That dude can -write.- Sequential art scripting or full-on text, he hasn't failed yet to entertain.

magalicious's picture

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Nice to see you back, TGC! Good luck with all the posts, we've been busy. Wink

Sev's picture

I absolutely adore reading nearly any good story. I have been suprised by some of the books I ended up loving by just giving them a chance. Naturally I am into several webnovels right now. This being very high on my list, I am amazed by how much the story pulls one in. I also adore Tales of MU and More Tales of MU, and am very thankful that a link on that site lead me here several months ago.

I also read The Edict of Instinct and Winter's Mercenary whenever a new chapter is posted, and check to see if there is any new up more than sanity would allow. I am hooked on a few webcomics as well that have held my attention for years and some more recent. One of the newer is Pictures of You, and my early start into loving all things web, Something Positive.

As for some of the books I own it is nearly exclusively Fantasy Novels. Im a sucker for dragons, magic, and evil characters you just have to love. The DragonLance series got me started and hooked. I dont think I will ever come accross a fantasy series that feels more like home than DragonLance. Black Gryphon just pulled me further into the genre. I love the first three Dune books, and couldnt help but be drawn into reading the last three. From my perspective though, nothing topped the very first of the series.

There is much much more, but reading is so personal to me its almost hard to discuss the books I have developed such a love affair with. I am sure it isnt healthy in the least. I have often said that if the world would just leave me be I would barely eat or sleep and entirely neglect everything else just to continue reading.

V's picture

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Sev wrote:
There is much much more, but reading is so personal to me its almost hard to discuss the books I have developed such a love affair with. I am sure it isnt healthy in the least.
Don't worry about small stuff like that Smile As long as you aren't attempting to form a civil union or anything, read away! You'll be in good company around here.
kawaiikune's picture

Embodiment

but have any of you ever read Copper? It's this adorable comic done in full-page style once a month with really cool artwork and style. It really gives me the warm-and-fuzzies.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

Shojo Beat. No1 and I read it every month and she's slowly turning Japanese Lolita style. The latest: requests for many petticoats and long socks.

Eleonora's picture

Devotee

I forgot Vögelein: clockwork faerie. It's a really lovely graphical novel. It's ...
I'm really bad at this kind of stuff. Just go look at some sample pages:
http://www.amazon.com/V%C3%B6gelein-Clockwork-Faerie-Jane-Irwin/dp/09743...

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