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  • Khab 11 Jul 2008 16:04:01 6,576 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    I just started Watchmen, my first ever graphic novel. And it is incredible! I had no idea it would be this good. I have now raked up a list of other graphic novels I intend to buy after this.

    The sad thing is that there are very few who measure up to Watchmen's quality - most of what has been mentioned here is at least in the same league, but there's so much tripe being produced in-between.
  • Deleted user 11 July 2008 16:15:38
    Fucking hell, latest compilation of The Walking Dead is fucking bleak. o_O

    Invincible is good, huh? Might add it to my list.
  • Pinewood_Groves 11 Jul 2008 16:17:49 1,347 posts
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    Don't read Sin City, it will make you stupid.


    I'm also interested in hearing of any other graphic novels up to Watchmen's standard, incidentally.
  • BanjoMan 11 Jul 2008 16:19:59 13,730 posts
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    MrED209 wrote:
    Fucking hell, latest compilation of The Walking Dead is fucking bleak. o_O
    /fingers in ears

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  • afghan_jones 11 Jul 2008 16:22:09 3,042 posts
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    MrED209 wrote:
    Fucking hell, latest compilation of The Walking Dead is fucking bleak. o_O



    yeah, i just read that.

    harsh stuff.

    It was even harsher than the torturing the governor scenes in the other book. I think the prison was starting to get a bit stale though and it needed soemthing to really shake it up. plus hopefully now they are out on the run again, the zombies will come to the fore again as they seemed to have faded into the background recently with the whole evil town storyline.
  • BanjoMan 11 Jul 2008 16:23:46 13,730 posts
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    Pinewood_Groves wrote:
    Don't read Sin City, it will make you stupid.


    I'm also interested in hearing of any other graphic novels up to Watchmen's standard, incidentally.
    That's a big ask. Try the first four books of 'The Ultimates' - all the ones by Millar and Hitch. Try some more Alan Moore, namely 'From Hell'... the best comic ever written imo. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is also a great series, as is Top Ten. Forget everything about the shit films.

    Preacher is bum-fuckingly good. Fables is ace. Marvel's Civil War main run is very good. Some people here will recommend DC's Kingdom Come - I'm not keen. All down to personal taste, so give it a try.

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  • Derblington 11 Jul 2008 16:23:52 21,947 posts
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    BanjoMan wrote:
    So, it's out at last?
    2 weeks ago yesterday.
  • BanjoMan 11 Jul 2008 16:26:24 13,730 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    BanjoMan wrote:
    So, it's out at last?
    2 weeks ago yesterday.
    /gets with the programme

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  • Deleted user 11 July 2008 16:26:48
    Walking Dead is always bleak though, as well as having just enough hope and survival to keep you going. That's why I like it so much. This time though... When's the next compilation out? I don't want to get the actual paperbacks. How often are they out, anyway?
  • Derblington 11 Jul 2008 16:28:20 21,947 posts
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    Issues are monthly, tpbs are about 7-8 months.
  • BanjoMan 11 Jul 2008 16:29:30 13,730 posts
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    Wait, are we not talking tpbs? Book 8, right?

    /trying to get with the programme

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  • kalel 11 Jul 2008 16:30:25 88,521 posts
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    Re: Alan Moore reccomendations, I'm not such a fan of his ABC stuff like League and Top Ten. I prefer his older stuff.

    V for Vendetta is obviously essential reading, Miracleman (Marvelman) is literally the best thing ever but a download is probaby you're best hope of reading it, and his Supreme books are very good as well. I agree From Hell is superb.

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  • Derblington 11 Jul 2008 16:51:46 21,947 posts
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    BanjoMan wrote:
    Wait, are we not talking tpbs? Book 8, right?

    /trying to get with the programme
    Yeah, book 8 is now 2 weeks old.

    Ed was asking when the next one is due: 7 - 8 months is about average.
  • sailesh 11 Jul 2008 17:09:30 591 posts
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    Street Fighter Udon 'novels are aces. Ahem... I like them a lot.

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  • BanjoMan 16 Jul 2008 16:17:52 13,730 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    BanjoMan wrote:
    Wait, are we not talking tpbs? Book 8, right?

    /trying to get with the programme
    Yeah, book 8 is now 2 weeks old.

    Ed was asking when the next one is due: 7 - 8 months is about average.
    Right, I need to get this on the way home. I just rolled over a spoiler by mistake.

    Fuck.

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  • BanjoMan 16 Jul 2008 16:21:15 13,730 posts
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    It was, but it was my own fault. I know they're there. I've done it before in the Wire thread - if I go and drink a load of whisky I'll surely forget the spoiler.

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  • Restart 20 Jul 2008 22:38:10 4,819 posts
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    Just finished reading "The Crow". It's the most emotional book I've ever read, even more so due to the Author's own personal tragedy, from which he wrote the book, followed by the on-screen tragedy of Brandon Lee. There's a hell of a lot of anger towards the villains of the piece, but sadly, also pity & forgiveness. I loved the poetic nature in which Eric Draven talks, along with the poems & song lyrics interjected between chapters. The art style is incredible also, with everything being hand drawn by the author, as well as all the speech being hand written.

    Highly recommended!
  • faux-C 20 Jul 2008 22:51:08 9,455 posts
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    I'd suggest Superman: Red Son, Marvel 1602 and Alan Moore's version of Captain Britain.
  • cptjohnnycasino 20 Jul 2008 22:59:41 515 posts
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    I know many people will disagree, but I find Ultimate Spiderman to be an awesome read. Despite a lull before the re-imagined clone saga it's all fantastic.

    You can get quite a few of the hardback's now, unfortunately my local comic store closed down last week.
  • sanctusmortis 21 Jul 2008 23:46:50 9,655 posts
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    Recommended:

    V For Vendetta
    Maus
    Nextwave: Agents of HATE
    Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
    Eternals
    Alien vs Predator: Volume 2 (just for Deadliest of the Species)
  • magicpanda 21 Jul 2008 23:52:48 13,420 posts
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    I've probably mentioned them in this very thread but if you ever seen them cheap I recommend the Clive Barker series of graphic novels.

    There's one called The Yattering and Jack, it's about Jack Polo, a gherkin importer and his fight with a demon that's doing everything within it's power to drive him insane.
  • monkeymagic 21 Jul 2008 23:58:08 274 posts
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    Since Dark Knight is just around the corner I'd give Jeph Loebs Batman comics a whirl, specifically Long Halloween and Dark Victory. Both fantastic and the latter being a grand example of how to integrate the Robin character in a more serious story.
  • Derblington 23 Jul 2008 17:29:57 21,947 posts
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    And now for the hinted-at Kirkman news the Invincible and Walking Dead creator has just been named as a partner in Image Comics, making him as important to the company as the original founders. Kirkman now has editorial influence at the company, so we can expect Invincible, Walking Dead and Astounding Wolf-Man to run until the trumpets signal the advent of the apocalypse, which is of course a profoundly wonderful thing.

    WOOT!
  • Deleted user 23 July 2008 18:36:57
    In deference to kalel, can a mod rename this thread to "Comic book recommendations please"? Graphic novels are for plebs don't you know ;)
  • Tiger_Walts 23 Jul 2008 20:34:42 16,607 posts
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    Nonsense! The diplomatically acceptable "Trade Paper Back, Comic Collection and the odd Graphic Novel recommendations please" should be used.

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  • kalel 23 Jul 2008 21:00:00 88,521 posts
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    Oh I seeeee, ED209 has only been reading comics since March. So that's why he was being so defensive about what I was saying, he felt personally attacked. Brilliant! :D
  • BanjoMan 24 Jul 2008 11:25:38 13,730 posts
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    Tiger_Walts wrote:
    Nonsense! The diplomatically acceptable "Trade Paper Back, Comic Collection and the odd Graphic Novel recommendations please" should be used.
    I would prefer Alan Moore's phrase: "Big, expensive comics."

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  • Ginger 24 Jul 2008 11:34:10 6,879 posts
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    BanjoMan wrote:
    I would prefer Alan Moore's phrase: "Big, expensive comics."
    I just got the first edition of the absolute sandman and that really is big and expensive - bloody lovely though

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  • figgis 24 Jul 2008 11:49:27 7,378 posts
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    Funnybooks
  • BanjoMan 24 Jul 2008 11:54:47 13,730 posts
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    figgis wrote:
    Funnybooks
    The 1930s called and they want their words back, etc.

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