Comics and graphic novels

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Malky, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006
    I usually read DC Comics (Marvel has been crap currently).

    Here's what I'm reading currently:

    Secret Six (good fun, dark and hilarious. Great characters. Its one of those "Best comic book no one is reading" diamonds in the rough. Written by Gail Simone.)

    Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps (Since Rebirth, those are two of the best comic books currently. Sinestro Corps War was awesome, and the Blackest Night has just started. The dead will rise, the universe is at war and Johns and Tomasi will hopefully deliver)

    Superman: New Krypton (There are now 100.000 Kryptonians in a artificial planet opposite of the sun. And they're arrogant super-dicks commanded by Alura Zor-El and General Zod. War is imminent. The main books are currently a bit weak but still good even without the main character, who's only appearing on the World of New Krypton mini. Right now, New Krypton and Earth are in a cold war.)


    Here's some reading advice:
    Hitman by Garth Ennis (One of the best comic books I've read. Good, consistant, darkly hilarious and engages in a healthy ammount of parody. Its basically a comic about a irish gothamite Hitman and his friends, living by the gun. I love how its inside the DC Universe, managing to parody it and respect at the same time.)

    Superman: Red Son (What if Superman ship fell in the Soviet Union? Great read by Millar)

    Kingdown Come (the timeless classic and also the best critique against the "Nineties Anti-Hero." Recently had a "sequel" of sorts in Justice Society, which was also very good)

    52 (a great story in a weekly format. After Infinite Crisis, most big time heroes are either resting, depowered or missing. The story focuses on B-class heroes and their struggles during a year. Great history, great characters, some really humorous moments. Also, Black Adam kills a lot of people in gory ways. Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Mark Waid and Greg Rucka)
     
  2. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Marvel and DC comics were easily available over here during the eighties, they were even translated into Dutch by JuniorPress. I read them. I read "De Spectaculaire Spiderman", "De X-Mannen", "De Vergelders" en some other Spiderman comic series, something "Peter Parker...". I loved the art on Peter Parker/Spiderman that was done by Todd McFarlane during the late eighties and early nineties. The way he drew the web. Friggin' awesome. He also always hid an extra spider in his cover art. And the way he depicted some of Spiderman's foes, like Mysterio and Elektro, just perfect. Even the Hulk looked fucking awesome when he drew him. Great comic times. Great memories.

    :roll:

     
  3. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Maybe it was just me then, and the people I know, but none of them ever read any of the American comics.
     
  4. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Nah man, you're probably still right. I had one friend who also read them, but that's it. They weren't that popular around here back then. It's still a relatively small market in Europe, I think, even with all the superhero movies.
     
  5. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    (alec, ALL spiderman comics have a hidden spider on the cover! well, at least they used to. haven't checked one out since the days of McFarlane. but yeah, old tradition! :D )
     
  6. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
     
  7. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Thanks for making me look like a complete dumbass.

    Also: now I will almost certainly be looking at old Spiderman covers the whole bloody day...
     
  8. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    Just a Pilgrim by Garth Ennis.... Very dark Post Apoc tale...

    Also Crossed by Garth Ennis... very disturbing story as well...
     
  9. The Idiot

    The Idiot It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jan 25, 2007
    Could you guys identify a comic for me? I saw one page either on the Codex or DAC some years ago, there were two astronauts wearing orange suits, one of them had their oxygen tubes rerouted to his pants and soon drowned in his own piss. I would like to read that.
     
  10. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Definitely sounds like something Nicolai would post, I'd ask him.
     
  11. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    Cable & Deadpool TPB collection. Very entertaining, for all those who are a fan of the Merc with a Mouth.
     
  12. Riff Atom

    Riff Atom First time out of the vault

    3
    May 6, 2008
    Just finished The Nobody by Jeff Lemire, pretty good read. I've always digged a hero with wrapped in bandages. Wanting to get my hands on 100 Bullets.
     
  13. Loxley

    Loxley Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    911
    Apr 11, 2003
    Ahh that one. It is called The Filth and was made by Grant Morrison, chris weston and Gery erskine.
    It is not about austronauts though. Really weird comic. So if you do not like weird character. No handed four-titted women ect. It is one helluva big collection of fetishes in that one. Recognise it?
    [spoiler:d6524b577c][/spoiler:d6524b577c]
     
  14. Zaij

    Zaij Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    Feb 10, 2004
    Good comic series

    Heya fellas, I'm wondering if any of you know of any good comic series that are

    a) serious
    b) not in a manga style
    c) not about super heroes. Extraordinary individuals is OK, but they better not be wearing capes Smile

    PA and so on is a plus.

    I've recently finished reading The Walking Dead up to the most current one and have ordered Battle Pope which is by the same dude. The longer the series has been going for the better as well.

    Regards,
    Zaij.
     
  15. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk modoc, den, grave Orderite

    Mar 30, 2009
  16. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Re: Good comic series

    Your post strikes me as funny, seeing how you want serious, non-manga, non-superhero comics, but still seem to ask for something action packed (PA, zombies, whatever the fuck floats your boat). Thing is: these themes, these settings, well, they rarely make for serious comics, IMO.

    I'd tell you to check out the serious comics stuff done by authors like Chris Ware and Chester Brown and Peter Kuper and Seth, but those comics tend to deal with serious, non-manga, non-superhero, and usually strictly real-life situations. As far as I'm concerned, those kind of comics are the only ones an intelligent human being can call good. I've yet to find a comic that doesn't deal with RL and still manages to persuade me. I actually prefer silent, slapstick comics then. Gawd, even Miller bores the crap out of me, his writing is so juvenile and inconsistent, it's mind-boggling how he got to be so successful in the first place. But hey: good luck. I'm sure you'll find something. :roll:
     
  17. Zaij

    Zaij Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    Feb 10, 2004
    Merely said PA was a plus, never laid it down as a criteria but thanks, I'll check those guys out.
     
  18. Radwaster

    Radwaster It Wandered In From the Wastes

    153
    Apr 1, 2009
    Zaij, you might try Alan Moore's original From Hell - stark b/w art, about as far from manga style as you can get.

    Marshal Law has capes aplenty but tramples all over the superhero genre.
     
  19. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    Zaij:

    check out "Y The Last Man" by Brian K. Vaughn. it's fucking top-notch story-telling, a new twist on a PA theme, and quite action-packed. oh, and it's damn funny too.

    another fast-paced series which is brilliant is 100 Bullets. but i won't give any of that one away. just read it.
     
  20. Zaij

    Zaij Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    Feb 10, 2004
    One of my mates has some 100 Bullets which he's willing to lend me, as to the others I'll probably head into the city on Wednesday or some shiz to check out the last man and From Hell, thanks guys that should set me right.