I’m still convinced there’s got to already be a topic somewhere, but I did some searching and couldn’t find one…
Seeing all the conversation in the movie thread, I figured it warranted its own topic… here’s a couple posts from the previous discussion
[quote=“TheBigSmokedown, post:3529, topic:1923”]I find myself giving comic book recommendations a lot now that Hollywood is adapting so many. Anyway, allow me to start you off with five good comics:
Sometimes puerile, but pretty much consistently entertaining. All the spin-off stuff like Saint Of Killers is good as well, and very accessible for fans of westerns.
- The Ultimates
The first two volumes of The Ultimates are lavish, blockbuster affairs. Essentially a reimagining of the Avengers, Marvel has been mining these books for their various superhero franchises recently. The Ultimates is also a good introduction to Mark Miller, who is a bit of a love him or hate him sort of writer.
- Arkham Asylum
Still probably my favourite of Grant Morrison’s writings, this self-contained Batman story is beautifully painted by Dave McKean. In terms of best Batman story ever, it’s a toss up between this and Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke.
- Daredevil: Man Without Fear
Frank Miller is a bit hit or miss in my opinion, but this is a great comic and less well known than Sin City. Originally Miller wrote Man Without Fear as a screenplay, but when then he adapted it for comics when it wasn’t picked up. It’s an origin story and Matt Murdock doesn’t become Daredevil until the final pages, so I can understand why studios may have been reluctant to show interest.
- Astro City
Astro City is just clever, charming writing with plenty of depth. It’s been going for a while now, and I haven’t read all the latest issues. What I have read I enjoyed and it’s a good example of a superhero comic which knows how to have fun with the genre.
You may well have read some of them already, but there you go, five comics from five different writers. The Walking Dead got a mention earlier and that is pretty good, although I got a bit bored with it and I’m feeling that it’s getting slightly overhyped now with the HBO show being so successful.[/quote]
[quote=“Stanton, post:3542, topic:1923”]Some great comics:
Hugo Pratt - Corto Maltese (and other stuff of him)
Daniel Clowes - Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron
Moebius - Le garage hermetique
Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez - Love and Rockets
Dave Sim - Cerebus
Alan Moore - (nearly everything he ever did)
Frank Miller - Elektra Assassin
Vittorio Giardino - Max Friedmann
Charles Burns - Black Hole
David Lapham - Stray Bullets
Mathias Schultheis - Die Wahrheit über Shelby
Neil Gaiman - Sandman
and there will be more if I think about it a few min longer …
And Comanche by Hermann and Greg is an excellent Western which probably tops every US Western comic.[/quote]