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Post by Rob Wilson » 2003-06-26 05:45pm

Well? Not just mainstream, lets see Indie and Manga recomendations as well.

My recommendation to others would be:
Queen and Country; good read, not too close to reality in it's depictions of military/Intel work but it does a good enough job to fool the casual reader.

New X-men; Grant Morrisons having a fine time being unconventional with the supergroup of mutants. :wink:

Exiles; off kilter and a fun read. Alternate versions of current Marvel characters getting used to play with characterisation writing.

Black Panther : I only have a few of these, but Christopher Priest is writing some shithot stuff.

2000AD; after 20+ years still the best out there, and where all those fast rising Brit writers/artists currently dominating Marvel and DC learnt their trade.

Judge Dredd the Megazine : a monthly comic rather than 2000AD's weekly, but a good lok at Dredd and his world, with some strong storylines in recent months.

Captain Marvel (PAD); This is another one that I only manage to get occasionally here in the UK, but Peter David just doesn't know how to write a bad comic.
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Re: Comic recommendations

Post by Lonestar » 2003-06-26 05:50pm

Rob Wilson wrote:Well? Not just mainstream, lets see Indie and Manga recomendations as well.

My recommendation to others would be:
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Captain Marvel (PAD); This is another one that I only manage to get occasionally here in the UK, but Peter David just doesn't know how to write a bad comic.
Oh yeah.

I'd also recommend anything with "Ultimate" in the Title, especially as Brian Michael Bendis seems to be taking over all the titles.

"Powers" Kicks ass.

JMS is doing an interesting job with "Amazing Spider-Man". Not sure about the whole Totem thing, but I'll see how his serialized story plays out.

and finally...

"Y: The Last man". There was a discussing of the "Y-bomb" over at spacebattles that reached 4 pages without mentioning this comic. Every male on Earth with the Y chromsome dies, except for one Yorick Brown and the Capuchin he was training to be a helper monkey. Hilarity and sad stories ensue.
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Post by Ghost Rider » 2003-06-26 05:56pm

Okay a few of my current.

1. Astro City: seriously just such a sweet book(a good amount of trades)

2. Lucifer: A very cruel SOB but done well...some lulls but most of the time they show you why it lulled.

There are some past classic stuff, but these are two other current pieces I give recommends to(Captain Marvel, Y the Last man, and Spiderman are mentioned and worth it)
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Post by Tsyroc » 2003-06-26 11:22pm

I like a lot of the ones already mentioned so I'll add some different ones.


The League of Extraordianary Gentlemen is pretty good. I mainly like it because of how it puts all of those classic literary characters together.

Top 10

The Planetary (how can I not like a series where the "FF" are the villans)

and if you can find the issues or the TPBs, Miracleman (aka Marvelman).
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Post by DPDarkPrimus » 2003-06-27 12:54am

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Post by Spanky The Dolphin » 2003-06-27 01:02am

Domu: A Child's Dream by Katsuhiro Otomo. First serialised in 1980, two years before he started Akira, Domu seems almost like a prototype to his most famous work, the primarly link being enormously destructive psychic powers.

I also thought Maus and Maus II were excellent.
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Post by Jason von Evil » 2003-06-27 07:27am

Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike. 8)
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Post by Rob Wilson » 2003-06-27 09:07am

Aya wrote:Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike. 8)
And Akira. Both are in large multi-volume translated TPB.

And while we're on the TPB, get The first Authority collections, The Invisibles, All the Transmetropolitans, The Top 10 (Alan Moore = God), JLI by DeMattias, and the Sandman Collections by Neil Gaiman.
Also if you can find them, the early issues of Animal Man written by Grant Morrison, Suicide squad (the first volumes), Shade the Changing Man, Swamp Thing and for some daft stuff check out Barry Weens boy genius. :wink:
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Post by Ghost Rider » 2003-06-27 09:09am

Also for other essential things:

The Dark Knight Returns

Watchmen(where Moore really got his largest leap/start)

Also an old Fave(about 2/3 in TPB) Starman.
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Post by Rob Wilson » 2003-06-27 09:15am

Ghost Rider wrote:Also for other essential things:

The Dark Knight Returns
Doh! also BatMan : Year One, Prey, Year two and A death in the Family.
Ghost Rider wrote:Watchmen(where Moore really got his largest leap/start)
Well if it's his first set of works for a large company that got collected your after, then it's Skizz, also an excellent read.
Ghost Rider wrote:Also an old Fave(about 2/3 in TPB) Starman.
The Ostrander Starman? That's available?
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Post by Ghost Rider » 2003-06-27 09:45am

Rob Wilson wrote:
Ghost Rider wrote:
Ghost Rider wrote:Watchmen(where Moore really got his largest leap/start)
Well if it's his first set of works for a large company that got collected your after, then it's Skizz, also an excellent read.
I did and it's good...he actually at one point had a future of DC like KC. Going to have hunt for it but he posted a synopsis of it.
Ghost Rider wrote:Also an old Fave(about 2/3 in TPB) Starman.
The Ostrander Starman? That's available?
Actually the Robinson Starman...which as actually as good and someways better then Ostrander....course They've yet to make an Ostrander Spectre collection(which was truly superb)
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Post by Rob Wilson » 2003-06-27 09:53am

Ghost Rider wrote:
Rob Wilson wrote:
Ghost Rider wrote:Also an old Fave(about 2/3 in TPB) Starman.
The Ostrander Starman? That's available?
Actually the Robinson Starman...which as actually as good and someways better then Ostrander....course They've yet to make an Ostrander Spectre collection(which was truly superb)
Ah, I don't think I now the Robinson version, you're right on the Ostrander Spectre though.
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Post by Crazedwraith » 2003-06-27 11:34am

Marvel's Ultimate X-Men we,ve just finish tommorrows ppl here in britian.
I also like ultimate spider-man but its gone downhill as they been putting orginal Uk stories now instead of just the U.S orginals
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Post by Demiurge » 2003-06-27 12:26pm

Batman: The Killing Joke is an excellent Joker story written by Alan Moore. I actually like it even more than Year One.

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Post by Rob Wilson » 2003-06-27 12:29pm

Crazedwraith wrote:Marvel's Ultimate X-Men we,ve just finish tommorrows ppl here in britian.
I also like ultimate spider-man but its gone downhill as they been putting orginal Uk stories now instead of just the U.S orginals
Where are you getting them from? I'm Uk and am having a hell of a time (My Ultimate X-men are upto return of the King part 1, and I had to get the Ultimate Spiderman TPB.).
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Post by Rob Wilson » 2003-06-27 12:30pm

Demiurge wrote:Batman: The Killing Joke is an excellent Joker story written by Alan Moore. I actually like it even more than Year One.
I wouldn't say it's better than year one, but it's a damn fine story with a great ending.
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Post by thecreech » 2003-06-27 12:31pm

Sandman series
I know they are old but i just read them. Not bad
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Post by Tsyroc » 2003-06-27 12:32pm

Demiurge wrote:Batman: The Killing Joke is an excellent Joker story written by Alan Moore. I actually like it even more than Year One.

"....when I get half way across you'll turn off the flashlight". :)

It is a good story.

Some other good Batman stuff:

Son of the Demon
Bride of the Demon
Birth of the Demon

All have to do with Ra's al Ghul

I liked the idea behind Batman: Red Rain and it's sequels but I don't care for the artwork.
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Post by The Yosemite Bear » 2003-06-27 01:14pm

Also I can't say this enough

Frank Miller and Matt Wagner.

Miller
Ronin, His Daredevil Run, Darkknight, 300, Sin City (all)

Wagner
Mage (The Hero Reborn), and Grendel just rock if I wasn't using Lamont as my avatar it would be the evil batman hunter rose.
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Post by Rob Wilson » 2003-06-27 01:20pm

Hellboy, And I second the previous nomination of Bone (very funny).
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Post by The Yosemite Bear » 2003-06-27 01:24pm

Hellboy-Hell Yeah!

Also if you can get the Phantagraphics GNs and TPBs,

Terry and The Pirates
Ironwood(X-rated)
Milo Manara: Trip to Tulaun, Deis Ires, Click, Click II (all NC17 Rated)
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Post by Crazedwraith » 2003-06-27 01:25pm

Rob Wilson wrote:
Crazedwraith wrote:Marvel's Ultimate X-Men we,ve just finish tommorrows ppl here in britian.
I also like ultimate spider-man but its gone downhill as they been putting orginal Uk stories now instead of just the U.S orginals
Where are you getting them from? I'm Uk and am having a hell of a time (My Ultimate X-men are upto return of the King part 1, and I had to get the Ultimate Spiderman TPB.).
Um im getting them from a newsagent. Are u reading imports then? or the panini comics reprints? Tommorows people where the first 6 issues of ultimate and the 3 of panini's reprints
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