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To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« on: September 24, 2006, 02:33:15 PM »
I know this might be off topic. But what the hell. Anyways just thought we list of are favorite Graphic Novels and maybe some comics you read.

Some my favorite books are:

V for Vendetta - I know of people like the watchmen better. But to me this is my favorite moore book
The Watchmen - one of alan moores great books.
Batman Year One - I dont know why i just like this one better the 'The Dark Knight Returns"
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol 1 - a Great 19th century adventure
Road to Perdition
Batman - The Long Holloween
Batman the Dark Knight Returns.
The Ulimates
Any volume of Will Eisner's "The Spirit"
"The Complete Peanuts"

Comics i read.
Truth, Justin, and the American Way <Click Here> - just a great Super-Hero parody set in the 80's. Reminds me of the Greatest American Hero
What Were They Thinking <Click Here> - The MST3k of Comics or sort of. Basicly what they do is they take old comics from the 30's and replace the dialog. Overall its pretty funny
Planet Hulk <Click Here> - The Incredible Hulk on another Planet fighting Gladiator style. You just got to love it.
Revolution on the Planet of the Apes    <Click Here> - A pretty good Ape Book, Takes place between "Conquest of" and "Battle For"
PVP <Click Here> -  A great comedic Comic about people who run a Video game Magazine. Its kinda like a sitcom on paper.
Escapists <Click Here> - A comic book about people trying to sell a comic book. Believe me its not as boring as it sounds.

 
Well that all i can think of right now.
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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006, 04:15:43 PM »
I notice you left out League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume II. That was more disappointing than X-Men 3.

It would take pages to list everything I read, but I recommend NEXTWAVE. Healing America by beating people up. Also Runaways, DC: New Frontier, and anything written by Robert Kirkman.


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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 04:27:06 PM »
I notice you left out League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume II. That was more disappointing than X-Men 3.

I think League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Volume II was disappointing. I know Alan Moore puts a good amount of sex in his stuff. But that book was just two much. It was almost like watching a bad porno.  As for Robert Kirkman. I do read "Battle Pope". But i didnt want to upset any catholics.
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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 05:49:22 PM »
Alan Moore: "Let's do an entire issue with aliens on Mars talking to each other in Martian and not translate it or give any context at all as to what the hell's going on."
Kevin O'Neill: "Brilliant! You've done it again!"
I did like the Dr. Moreau twist on War Of The Worlds, though.

Battle Pope's hilarious. You should check out Invincible, and Kirkman's new Iredeemable Ant-Man with Phil Hester looks like fun. I miss Marvel Team-Up already and it's not even finished yet.

Also recommended: The Goon. EAT THE BRICK!


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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006, 11:22:02 PM »
  I still read some super-hero stuff, but recently I really appreciate the Showcase Presents series of 500-page books with black and white reprints of silver age stuff. The late 50s Superman books have been joined by the 1964-65 Batman "New Look" collection, plus the less-famous guys like Metamorpho, Jonah Hex, Elongated Man, Green Arrow etc. have all been great.  Marvel's Essentials are also good.
    Or look for some of the indys, like Cerebus and Bone which have already completed their runs but still exist in tpb form.  I've got the black and white collections of Bone but have been buying the colorized editions for my nephew.  And let's not forget Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise, an excellent mainstream title for those who hate super-heroes.  He's tieing up the ends of that storyline in another 5 issues and it will be sad to see it go.
    My favorite Alan Moore stuff is still his run on Swamp Thing. His reimaginings of classic heroes have always seemed to be done with the utmost respect for the original work, unlike the clumsy trashings of character histories that Marvel and DC both seem to be so prone to do.


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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2006, 09:01:14 AM »
What I read: (Warning! My comic tastes have an extremely high light-hearted and goofy index. If you want the dark brooding stuff, I'll see if I can get my wife to post HER favorites. :^))
The Tick is probably the best comic ever. Recent iterations don't top the Edlund run, but they're still worth reading. :^)
I likes me some Hulk, and Planet Hulk has been an awesome arc, as previously mentioned. It's not goofy, but it's durned entertaining. :^)
Astonishing X-Men makes me fall in love with X-Titles all over again. Joss' wit shines through and fleshes out the X-Men like never before.
Cable and Deadpool makes me laugh. When a comic makes me laugh it earns a special place in my heart.
Cerebus is a comic I'm just starting to fall in love with. I picked up the first volume a couple months back, and I'm still plodding through it, but I'm entranced by the combination of Looney Tunes and Conan The Barbarian. I plan on reading it ALL. :^)
The Awesome Slapstick had only 4 issues back in the '80s, but they are 4 of the funniest comics I've ever read. From the introduction of a superhero with cartoon powers to dousing Ghost Rider's head with water (That man's head is on fire!) it's one of the best ever.
Defenders of Dinatron City - I don't think anyone ever bought into this series, but they should have. It was great solid writing from the mind who brought us Sam And Max. Oh yeah!
Sam and Max is worth getting if you can get it. (And the game is worth playing!)
ALF. This is more of a read-past-tense than a read-present-tense, but I loved Alf comics. It had an awesome parodic style and a witty writing that I think was unappreciated because most who WOULD appreciate it didn't pick up STAR comics. :^)

So tell me, comic readers, are there any other great humorous comics that I'm missing out on?


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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2006, 11:05:47 AM »
I can think of one, the 70's run of Howard the Duck. I mean the movie sucked big time. But the comics where funny as hell. I loved when Howard ran for president. Heres a campaign Quote from the comic:

"Why a Duck? you ask! I say why not a duck? You've had Turkeys running this country for 200 years"
And
"On The Military Budget:"You guys want bigger, deadlier, more expensive weapons? Swell! But we gotta cut something!! How about Housing? You can Rough it in caves. It'll suit your Temperament"

Plus i love the campaign slogan "Get Down America, Vote Howard the Duck in 78". Anyways it was a pretty funny comic and to me the movie never happened. "DAMN YOU LUCASSSS"
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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2006, 11:18:25 AM »
my favorite comic is dilbert, or the farside :)

put that in your pipe and smoke it :)


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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2006, 11:35:35 AM »
Gotta check out Howard the Duck some time. :^)


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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2006, 11:54:06 AM »
For official "graphic novels," I've always loved V for Vendetta and Watchmen, and I like what I've seen in the bits of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen I flipped through.  I also thought Neil Gaiman's Sandman series was excellent, and I enjoyed the Lucifer spinoff.  I've read bits and pieces of the various mainstream heroes, but not enough to make any final judgment (though I do like the Fantastic Four).

For non-fiction graphic novels, my current favorite is Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the Universe, which currently stands at 950 pages and covers all of human history up to 1492, though the next volume (coming in January hopefully) will take us up to 1776.  I'd also highly recommend Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics, as an interesting look at how comics are really an art form all unto themselves.

Finally, as for "regular" comics, I enjoy Doonesbury and Darby Conly's Get Fuzzy (imagine Garfield with better writing), and my two regular stops on the web are PvP and Dinosaur Comics.


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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2006, 11:56:47 AM »
As long as we're talking regular comic strips, Pearls Before Swine is the best there is. Solid, solid humor. :^)


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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2006, 02:01:14 PM »
 Pakman,   if book collections don't bug you, Howard the Duck is available in a Marvel Essentials. Don't know if Marvel still has it in print, but eBay may have it cheaper than the full price of $16.  If you try to collect the original issues, I think the two issues with KISS appearing tend to run higher than the others.
   Another book I mentioned earlier, Strangers in Paradise, has many funny elements to it.  The easiest reprint format for that is in paperbacks the size of most manga today.  I think I read that 7 books will end up collecting the whole series eventually.


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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2006, 06:15:33 PM »
The Flash has always been my favorite hero.  I hope that DC brings back Wally West relatively soon, as I'm not really enjoying Bart Allen as The Flash (despite my avatar).

I've also been reading Green Lantern and the current Ion macroseries.  Not up to date on my Robin or Nightwing, but I do like those books as well.


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Re: To comic fans, Whats your favorite.
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2006, 11:01:52 PM »

Astonishing X-Men makes me fall in love with X-Titles all over again. Joss' wit shines through and fleshes out the X-Men like never before. The only X-book I can read. Joss is taking over Runaways soon. Woot!

Cable and Deadpool makes me laugh. When a comic makes me laugh it earns a special place in my heart. I thought I was the only person reading C&DP.

The Awesome Slapstick had only 4 issues back in the '80s, but they are 4 of the funniest comics I've ever read. Is this the former New Warrior who briefly showed up in a recent She-Hulk? I'm pretty up on my Marvel stuff but I had no idea who that was.

So tell me, comic readers, are there any other great humorous comics that I'm missing out on? I recommend the aforementioned "funny" comics: Nextwave, Battle Pope, The Goon, and She-Hulk, and of course the classic bwahaha Justice League International by Giffen & DeMatteis,


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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2006, 11:17:13 PM »
Ooh. I forgot to mention I read She-Hulk. :^) And yeah that was Slapstick who appeared for 2 glorious frames. And I am the weirdo in the letter column obsessing over it in issue 9 (I think it was. :^))