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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 31/8/2009 10:24:59 PM   
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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 10/9/2009 10:58:32 PM   
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1602 by Neil Gaiman. Kinda divisive but if you try not to read too much into it, it's just damn good fun (IMO).




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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 11/9/2009 12:43:20 PM   
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quote:

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1602 by Neil Gaiman. Kinda divisive but if you try not to read too much into it, it's just damn good fun (IMO).





I tried to read this but couldn't get into it; normally I love Marvel's "What If...?" alternate universe style stories. Kubert's artwork is always beautiful.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 16/9/2009 12:42:25 PM   
i stole your car


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I recommend Bone to everyone and anyone. It is not really "adult material" like a lot of the recommendations and Vertigo print stuff but I challenge anyone to really dislike it

Oh and Black Hole.


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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 27/10/2009 2:04:10 PM   
Harry Tuttle


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I'm in 2 minds as to whether I'm gonna start collecting The Sandman series by Gaiman or Ennis' Preacher series. Can anyone recommend one ahead of the other for me? Both series have a few volumes so it's quite an outlay whichever way I go and doing both justn't isn't possible at the mo.

Anyone gonna try and sway me (to be honest I'm leaning towards Sandman at the mo)?

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 27/10/2009 4:41:29 PM   
energoncube


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Depends what you're after mate.

If you're looking for laughs and socio-religious comment then go for Preacher.

If it's an esoteric meditation on the meaning of life, death and dreams (with a few laughs) go for Sandman.

Hope that helps!

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 14/1/2010 10:56:11 PM   
darko18


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I've read Preacher and the Watchmen and I love them both. I want to read other intelligent, thought-provoking, emotional and original comics. I've heard good things about Neil Gaiman's Sandman and Kick-Ass looks ace, if the trailer's anything to go by......

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 15/1/2010 9:56:34 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: darko18

I've read Preacher and the Watchmen and I love them both. I want to read other intelligent, thought-provoking, emotional and original comics. I've heard good things about Neil Gaiman's Sandman and Kick-Ass looks ace, if the trailer's anything to go by......


Kick-ass, while being great fun, is none of the above!  Mark Millar is good at writing the knocks and shocks, but his work has none of the depth of character or indeed story that, say, Garth Ennis' does.  Of your two suggestions, I'd definitely go with Sandman and then follow it with Mike Carey's Lucifer for the full, immersive experience of Gaiman's characters. 

Warren Ellis' work is always worth checking out, especially when he moves away from the spandex.  From his DC-related work, I recommend Transmetropolitan, Planetary and Global Frequency.  You could also try some of his work for Avatar comics - check out Black Summer, Crecy, Doktor Sleepless or Strange Killings/Gravel.  In fact, most of Avatar's original work is worth checking out, especially Ennis' Crossed, Streets of Glory and Chronicles of Wormwood.

But if you're after thought-provoking, consciousness-expanding titles, then you couldn't do better than Grant Morrison's Invisibles. After all, where else could you meet a Brazilian transvestite shaman called Lord Fanny?

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 15/1/2010 4:21:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: darko18

I've read Preacher and the Watchmen and I love them both. I want to read other intelligent, thought-provoking, emotional and original comics. I've heard good things about Neil Gaiman's Sandman and Kick-Ass looks ace, if the trailer's anything to go by......


Try From Hell.  Kick Ass starts off fun but trails of into the usual Millar nonsense towards the end (is it even finished yet? I can't rremember...)  Transmetropolitan is also a good bet, as is 100 Bullets.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 2/2/2010 10:01:42 AM   
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Was always a fan of the Batman Jeph Loeb/TIm Sale trilogy: Haunted Kinght, Long Halloween and Dark Victory. The last 2 giving inspiration for the Dark Knight, Long Halloween really characterises Harvey Dent beautifully and never actually comes up with any concrete answers.

Would also recommend any of the Hellboy graphic novels, beautiful art by Mike Mignola (laterly some guy copying Mignola style so not as good).

Anything by Alan Moore is worth a read, though avoid League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol. 2, very disappointing.

Also, on the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale try Hulk Grey and Spider-Man blue, nice beefing up of the early adventures of those characters.

Might want to try SLG's Wonderland aswell, quirky and quite cool, especially ahead of Timbo's Alice in Wonderland

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 5/2/2010 1:50:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MOnkeyboy1138
Would also recommend any of the Hellboy graphic novels, beautiful art by Mike Mignola (laterly some guy copying Mignola style so not as good).


Duncan Fegredo?  He's an amazing artist, technically quite different from Mignola in a lot of ways but he's managed to marry both styles into something that links with the earlier Hellboy.  I do believe he was specifically asked when coming aboard the title to try and keep to a similar style/tone to Mignola's stuff.

Also, I second this recommendation!

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 5/2/2010 2:25:56 PM   
tftrman


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Can anyone recommend a good place for graphic novels/back issues on the net? I'm trying to get my hands on some Moebius work but it's either extortionately priced or a US site that doesn't ship abroad.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 30/4/2010 12:31:11 PM   
Rob


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It took me a while but I managed to get all the back issues I need for my collection from eBay and at a fraction of the price from Online stores. That said I've used the Comic Guru www.thecomicguru.co.uk and they were pretty good.


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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 3/5/2010 8:38:39 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: sharkboy



Warren Ellis' work is always worth checking out, especially when he moves away from the spandex. From his DC-related work, I recommend Transmetropolitan, Planetary and Global Frequency. You could also try some ofhis work for Avatar comics - check out Black Summer, Crecy, Doktor Sleepless or Strange Killings/Gravel. In fact, most of Avatar's original work is worth checking out, especially Ennis' Crossed, Streets of Gloryand Chronicles of Wormwood.




Chronicle of Wormwood is fab I would also recommend The Boys which is a great read as well. My long time personal favourite is Hellblazer if you're up for starting something long running. Most stuff by Ennis is worth a read if you like his style.


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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 6/5/2010 8:09:47 PM   
ChickMagnet

 

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My own personal reccomendations? (and I know I'm a long time off from when this thread was posted):





Both of these are possibly a bit tough to find but well worth a read if you do.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 17/6/2010 12:02:59 AM   
franie1


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13 is amazing. Sandman for sure, basically anything neil gaiman has a hand in. He's best at fantasy. Also can someone tell me whether I should stick with "from hell" and is lost girls really that bad?

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 17/6/2010 4:25:22 PM   
Kilo_T_Mortal


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Lost girls stayed with me for a long time and I thought about it quite a lot. Bare in mind it is pornographic in the most extreme sense of the world, including some rather ilegal sexual activity. I'm glad I read it though, but I'm also glad I don't own it.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 24/8/2010 2:23:32 PM   
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Anything from DCs old Vertigo line i.e  Hellblazer, Sandman Mystery Theartre, Preacher, Books Of Magic or The Invisibles.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 24/8/2010 6:10:04 PM   
Kilo_T_Mortal


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Invisibles is an aquired taste, I'd try it before I bought it if I was you. What about invinvible though? Enough trades to keep you happy for a while and kirkman writes some original entertaining stuff.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 24/8/2010 11:19:52 PM   
franie1


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I found all gaimans work brilliant until he collaborates and then gives the author too much rein. Have a read of 'thirteen' very gaimanesq.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 22/9/2010 1:35:54 PM   
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There's 1I found when browsing in my local Library Y The Last Man which is a really enjoyable read & Old Man Logan whiah is Mark Millar's storyline in Wolverine collected. 

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 23/9/2010 11:18:20 PM   
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Agree with most of the others...Alan Moore's graphic novels are a work of genius.....Try From Hell, V for Vendetta and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.....far better than watching the movies.........

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 27/11/2010 6:54:57 PM   
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Anyone read 'Chew'? Stumbled across it on amazon and it has an interesting premise.

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Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases. Collects CHEW #1-5.


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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 27/11/2010 7:03:13 PM   
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I enjoy it. It is a very tongue in cheek comic. It throws in a few cliches but mixes them up in a nice way, I like the way they are living in a world where eating or having poultry is illegal due to a bird flu outbreak in the past.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 10/12/2010 11:01:53 AM   
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I'm looking for a superhero book. Not a graphic novel, but an actual novel. Can anyone recommend any? I like most mainstream Marvel (Spiderman, X-Men etc.) and Batman/Nightwing.

Graphic novels don't really do anything for me, I just don't appreciate the art, but I do like the rich universe and good stories of comic books.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 10/12/2010 11:40:37 AM   
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It isn't a mainstream superhero book (ie Marvel or DC) being in an original superhero world but as a novel involving superheroes and villains it is brilliant. Great characterisation and a solid and involving plot.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 13/12/2010 11:28:52 AM   
Chief


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I'd still prefer a more mainstream Marvel novel as I'm more aware of the characters & backs stories already.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 13/12/2010 5:51:52 PM   
sanchia


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I don't think you would regret it. That said I know that a few novelisations of some of the big events were done in the 90's such as Batman Knightfall written by Dennis O'Neil and death and Life of Superman written by Roger Stern. They were not too bad and you may be able to find them second hand somewhere.

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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 13/12/2010 7:10:07 PM   
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RE: Recommend me my next graphic novel! - 14/12/2010 10:32:42 AM   
Chief


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quote:

ORIGINAL: sanchia

I don't think you would regret it. That said I know that a few novelisations of some of the big events were done in the 90's such as Batman Knightfall written by Dennis O'Neil and death and Life of Superman written by Roger Stern. They were not too bad and you may be able to find them second hand somewhere.


Cheers Sanchia. I've found this website:
http://www.marvelmasterworks.com/library_novels_marvel.html

Might try and track down a few of them.

Edit: Just ordered this, hope they honour the price!

1 of: Siege: Mutant Empire: Volume 1 of the X-Men Trilogy [Paperback]
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