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The 30 Comic Books You Should Have Read - 25/11/2010 4:25:17 PM   
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RE: How about... - 26/11/2010 12:14:27 AM   
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The fact that no one has mentioned "Lucifer" yet is simply a tragedy. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and moving comics I have ever read. Beats the hell out of "Sandman" if you ask me...

Other than that, I cannot help but agree with the other comments about glaring omissions. Only two Alan Moor books? You must be joking.
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RE: - 26/11/2010 11:41:11 AM   
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A good list, though I do hope had it been 32 you would have put Transmetropolitan and The Boys in there. C'mon, one has Spider Jerusalem literally shove a Blair/Bush hybrid  up his arse and the other has Simon Freakin' Pegg beating up superheroes! WHY ARE THEY NOT HERE!
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RE: The 30 Comic Books You Should Have Read - 26/11/2010 1:11:41 PM   
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No Invisibles?  Animal Man?  Doom Patrol?  All Star Superman?  Looks like you guys aren't Grant Morrison fans... tut tut! 

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RE: The 30 Comic Books You Should Have Read - 26/11/2010 1:43:58 PM   
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How about Cerebus? Yummy Fur? Alan Moore's Miracleman? The Grandaddy of comics Will Eisner? Love & Rockets? Jimmy Corrigan? Hellblazer?  Hate? Flaming Carrot? Stray Toasters? Frank Millar's Daredevil or Elecktra? Jam? Concrete? Too many teenagers in tights on this list for my liking.

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RE: The 30 Comic Books You Should Have Read - 26/11/2010 3:12:07 PM   
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I know that people are always going to bitch and lists cannot be to everyones approval or tastes, but anybody with a half a serious interest in comics would have put 'The Invisibles' in that list.

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RE: James Herberts The City - 26/11/2010 4:04:02 PM   
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Props for putting invincible in there, but Walking Dead is not that good.

Also, no 2000ad/Judge Dredd?  What about America?
It's abit strange that you picked Red Son as the one Superman story.
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RE: James Herberts The City - 26/11/2010 4:05:38 PM   
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Love the fact you've got Superman: Red Son and Preacher in there, but I have to agree with the previous posters about the omission of The Boys, Transmetropolitan and Hellblazer. Perhaps the former is a more aquired taste but Transmetropolitan and Hellblazer are genre defining comics and deserve to be on the list. As do (IMO) 'The Books of Magic' and 'The Ultimates'.

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RE: James Herberts The City - 26/11/2010 4:45:31 PM   
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Love the fact you've got Superman: Red Son and Preacher in there, but I have to agree with the previous posters about the omission of The Boys, Transmetropolitan and Hellblazer. Perhaps the former is a more aquired taste but Transmetropolitan and Hellblazer are genre defining comics and deserve to be on the list. As do (IMO) 'The Books of Magic' and 'The Ultimates'.


Totally agree on this, took a age old concept and brought it kicking amd screaming into relevancy and ramped up the characterisation from the original Marvel vision of each of them.

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RE: No Charleys War - 27/11/2010 5:09:55 PM   
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RE: No Charleys War - 27/11/2010 6:43:29 PM   
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Pretty good list but yeah the lack of Grant Morrison on it is pretty disappointing for me. Not even We3?

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RE: No Charleys War - 29/11/2010 7:44:34 AM   
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A good idea for a list instantly nullified by the ridiculous non-inclusion of either Transmetropolitan or The Invisibles. Hunter S Thompson in the future? How can you get more original than that.
And I'm not even going to mention The Invisibles/Matrix - influence/blatant rip-off ("I know my own shit when I smell it" - Grant Morrison)....Oh I just did.

Also can you actually dip into the Tintin canon at random? If thats the case then how do you explain the absence of Captain Haddock in the episodes prior to The Crab with the Golden Claws? Not to mention all the other recurring characters that are introduced specifically in different issues and then recur throughout. Rastapopulous for one who proves to be Tintins own Dr Moriarty (although he appears more often in the Tintin universe than Moriarty did in the Holmes canon), starting off as a supposed good guy and then proving himself to be evil.

You can read the first 8 Tintin books at random (except for Cigars of the Pharoah/The Blue Lotus, which follow on from one another) but after that they should be read in order.

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RE: The 30 Comic Books You Should Have Read - 29/11/2010 11:54:46 AM   
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RE: Ooooft. - 29/11/2010 8:23:54 PM   
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Alias needs to be in there definitely. I'd also stick Bendis's Daredevil run in too. Great to see Scalped getting a shout though, along with Fables it's my favourite ongoing right now.
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RE: - 30/11/2010 4:40:03 PM   
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and Steve Dillon was not involved Punisher Max. Fix it. and if you want to start deleting comments how about deleting the blatant SPAM from meedhi83!
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RE: RE: - 7/12/2010 2:26:55 PM   
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Suprised no Crisis On Infinate Earths or BatMans The Killing Joke.
Also would've liked to see Mark Millars Ultimates or his Wolverine run Old Man Logan or Morrisons Animal Man to name but a few.

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Wake - 13/12/2010 1:29:07 PM   
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I recently started reading this space opera and since no one has mentioned it here I feel I should recommend this French comic book. A friend of mine described it as that which Avatar should have been and although there doesn't seem to be any intentional connection between the two it is kind of interesting that the main character is called Nävis.

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Drokk! - 2/1/2011 3:14:27 PM   
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The absence of any 2000 AD stuff - in particular Judge Dredd - is an unforgivable oversight. Britain's greatest comic and most iconic character.... ignored!

Unbelievable. Ten years in the iso-cubes for Empire!

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RE: Drokk! - 2/1/2011 4:48:26 PM   
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The absence of any 2000 AD stuff - in particular Judge Dredd - is an unforgivable oversight. Britain's greatest comic and most iconic character.... ignored!

Unbelievable. Ten years in the iso-cubes for Empire!

What would you suggest?

I have read some Dredd in the past (mainly the Batman crossovers) but I can't reason to include him on this list. He may be a good character but there have been no epic storylines that stand out.


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RE: Drokk! - 2/1/2011 8:03:12 PM   
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Except maybe...
Block Wars
America
Judgement Day
Necropolis
Mechanismo

Should also be noted that he's one of the very few characters who actually ages, with a consistent method.


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RE: Drokk! - 12/1/2011 10:58:29 AM   
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What happened to this Article? The link doesnt work

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RE: Drokk! - 12/1/2011 11:00:06 AM   
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OK, I found it.

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i hate it here - 29/11/2011 9:15:50 PM   
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this list lacks transmetropolitan, planet hulk, the civil war, green lantern: rebirth, dredd, the boys, spawn and a bunch of other stuff that deserves it far mare than a lot of what turned up

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More comics yo MUST read! - 26/12/2011 11:30:57 PM   
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Matk Millar's Wanted and James' O'Barrs The Crow.
And Millar and Steve McNievens Civil War.

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Hellblazer? - 23/4/2012 7:43:58 PM   
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No Hellblazer? You must be freakin' kidding! Also surprised with the omission of V for Vendetta or The Swamp Thing! Still a good list nonethless. I've read 2/3 of the materials cited, but will definetely check out Planetary, Palestine and Powers (a lot of P's!).

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no concrete - 7/5/2012 2:53:11 AM   
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You didnt include Concrete or American Flagg.. Sorry its not a complete list without them

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Swamp Thing Miracleman & Daredevil - 18/10/2012 7:14:42 PM   
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No Swamp Thing (Moore or Veitch) is just a glaring admission. Miracleman and probably V for Vendetta as well. Frank Miller's Daredevil should be there instead of Batman: year One. Same for the Authority instead of Planetary and Kingdom Come instead of Superman: Red Son. Watchmen, Fables and Powers should be higher. D.R. and Quinch would be nice for funiest comic ever. Rising Stars should not even sniff this list let alone be #3.

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Neal Adams - 19/10/2012 12:21:44 AM   
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Watchmen glaring omission I meant. Also, Neal Adams' run of Green Lantern/Green Arrow or Avenger's should be there, the GL/GA for its importance at the very least. Or something pre 1980s

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Great list! - 5/11/2013 8:20:48 PM   
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That is a great list, I didn't know some of the comics listed here. I think however you missed important underground comic artists like Robert Crumb and Harvey Pekar...

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