I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
27th May 2004
So, growing up as a kid I was never really exposed to comics or graphics novels and the like. Since I started looking into them (I have a love of superheroes and so on) I've read the Watchmen, Marvel's Civil War line, The Runaways (all three volumes) and then the prequel comics to the upcoming Avengers movie.
Does anyone have something they could suggest? I'm a big fan of Deadpool's character given I haven't read a great deal of his stuff, and I like Wolverine as well, but only have a sort of encylopedia book on him that a friend has loaned me.
But what about you guys? Any of you a fan of graphic novels? If so what ones and why?
(I thought there might be a thread for this already, but I did a quick search and didnt have much luck)
Jeff is a missing boss
28th July 2002
The only "Comics" you ever need
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Some are still in progress - generally weekly release schedules or more. Some are more little dailies than overarching storylines. Still, enjoy :)
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
27th May 2004
Hah Stalker, I have most definitely read Calvin and Hobbes. Only reason worth buying the newspaper anymore.
And cheers Nem! I'll definitely look into those.
There is a Cable & Deadpool comic that is now just Deadpool. There was also a brief stint where I believe it was Wolverine & Deadpool, I could be wrong on that last part though, all I know is that Deadpool is awesome :D
My uncle is a huge Batman fan! Collects tons of stuff and the comics (His first name is Bruce and middle name Wayne, so as a kid he thought it was awesome he had the same name as Batman). I remember going to his house a lot and reading the Batman comics, along with Spider-Man, the Avengers, etc. I only had a few of my own. I just always read the ones my friends or uncle had, or sometimes in a book store.
Latest comic book I have been reading was The Walking Dead.
Former Network Admin and Former Forum Admin
26th July 2005
LustyxChan;5633835 Latest comic book I have been reading was The Walking Dead.
This, I am only upto the 5th but really enjoying them. I won't spoil it but they only very loosely based the tv show on these as so much has happened in such a short time. If it carries on like this then there have to 100 series to get it all in :).
Transmetropolitan: Protagonist is a gonzo journalist inspired by Hunter S. Thompson. After living in on a mountain for five years he's forced back into the massive city he loathes to finish his writing contract and resume his notorious, scathing column in which he gleefully antagonizes the president and the corrupt aspects of society. Probably my favorite series of all time, the description sounds mighty boring but it's amazing and chock-full of social commentary.
Preacher: A southern minister makes it his mission to hunt down and kill God after the latter abandons his throne in heaven. Secret societies, irish vampires, and violent rednecks make appearances. A true epic, regarded as a classic in most circles.
Y - The Last Man: After a plague of unknown origin wipes out the majority of male creatures on earth, the last surviving human male embarks on a journey across America to make it to the west coast. He's accompanied by his monkey (also the last surviving male of its kind), a federal agent, and a brilliant geneticist who has a lab in San Francisco where they hope to develop a solution to the anomalous event. Along the way they run into violent radical feminists, the israeli military, aussie pirates, and even a ninja.
Crossed: Think "28 Days Later," except instead of turning into unthinking zombies fueled by rage, the infected are motivated by the perverse urge to inflict as much pain as possible on any living thing. Follows a small group of survivors as they journey to find a safe haven. Considerably short series, same writer as Preacher. Very graphic, not recommended for everybody.
The Boys: Another book from Ennis (Preacher, Crossed). Super heroes exist in the setting, but instead of being guiding beacons of light they're selfish assholes with a slew of psychological problems. The Boys are a vigilante watch-dog group who try to keep the collateral damage to a minimum and defuse out of control supes before they cause too much damage. Ultraviolent as well, but very good.
I was hoping there was a comic thread :D
If you're looking for something to start on, right now with DC's new 52's this is one of the best times to pick up reading comics :)
My favorite comics at the moment are: Swamp Thing, Deadpool Max II (which I believe was just a limited run, *sad face*), Batman & Robin, Red Lantern, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Batman Detective, Justice League.... Hmmm... I just realized that I'm on a roll to list just about every comic that I read haha There are also some really good limited edition runs of Star Wars comics as well right now. Along with some not so good ones D:
I was pretty much in the same boat, save that I read almost strictly Batman graphic novels.
But Batman has possibly the best graphic novels of any character, so it worked out for me.
Try The Killing Joke, which is also by the author of Watchmen, Alan Moore. Actually just about anything written by Alan Moore is bound to be good, although I've only read odds and ends of his other work.
Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth is certainly worth a read, and has possibly my favorite artwork of any comic ever.
Finally I'd suggest The Dark Knight Returns, a thorough kind of Cold War inspiration for The Dark Knight Rises, although I'd steer away from the sequel.