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.
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.
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.
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.
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.