Any comic book/graphic novel fans?

Discussion in 'Books' started by Dr. Know, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    -Salaâmbo (Philippe Druillet)
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    -Watchmen (Alan Moore)
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    -Les Phalanges de l'Ordre noir (Pierre Christin et Enki Bilal)
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  2. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    -Idées Noires (André Franquin)
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    -Tintin (Hergé)
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    -Blake et Mortimer (Edgar P. Jacobs)
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  3. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    -Beatifica Blues (Jean Dufaux)
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  4. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
    Belgium
    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
    Club:
    Club Brugge KV
    No Thorgal? :)

    I do admit that it's gotten pretty crappy in the past few years, though. But the first 16 or so albums were brilliant, with "The Archers" probably being my all-time favorite comic book. (Not least because it not only introduced the Kriss of Valnor character, but Van Hamme never portrayed her as aptly and sharply in any of the Thorgal comics she appeared in later).
     
  5. Catel

    Catel Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    Lyon, France
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Mmmh, I'm not fond of Van Hamme. ;) Even Largo Winch, that was fun at the beginning, is just now pure shit.

    If I'd forgotten someones it would be rather Gotlib, Lewis Trondheim, Bourgeon, Greg, Peyo, Delporte, Jodorowsky, and I love Yves Chaland.
     
  6. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I've pretty much only bought manga for more than a decade, but I have been getting the Astonishing X-Men books just because I'm such a big Joss Whedon fan, and it's good although I'm a little lost with all the changes. Whedon is also doing "season 8" of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in comic book form, although I am waiting for the collected book because I find I am incapable of enjoying standard length comic books anymore.

    I personally think the Demon Bear Saga from the early days of The New Mutants is the highpoint of American superhero comics.
     
  7. DoctorJones24

    DoctorJones24 Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    OH
    I just found out that there was a graphic novel version of Paul Auster's City of Glass. Anyone read that?
     
  8. basso001

    basso001 Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Bay Area, Calif.
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Not really a fan here, but when I saw the thread I thought I'd mention one that I picked up in the library the other day:

    Alice in Sunderland: An Entertainment by Bryan Talbot.

    It's a gorgeous book - hardbound and just over 300 pages. Beautifully drawn and printed. It's a tribute to the northeast of England and especially Wearside, with Alice and Lewis Carroll (who had connections to the area) thrown in. There's too much there to describe in a brief post, but it begins with a laugh-out-loud setup. (I attracted some attention in the library when I picked it up and started browsing.)

    Recommended!
     
  9. DoctorJones24

    DoctorJones24 Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    OH
  10. JTJones

    JTJones New Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    Sin City is my favorite in this genra, I must admit.
     
  11. Iceblink

    Iceblink Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Yep and it's getting great reviews.

    Saw a preview for it before No Country for Old Men last week. I can't wait.

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  13. Dr. Know

    Dr. Know Member+

    Dec 5, 2005
    Macondo
    That looks great.
     
  14. Failed States

    Failed States New Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Club:
    Newell s Old Boys
    Perspolis will be playing in the NY area at the Angelika Film Center starting December 25th.
     
  15. Hyuuga Neji

    Hyuuga Neji Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    The Bay Area
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm assuming manga doesn't count
    If my assumption is correct then here are some of my favorites:
    300
    V for Vendetta
    Watchmen
     
  16. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
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    Bolivia
  17. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
  18. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    After battling cancer for 8 years the extraordinary artist Michael Turner has passed away. Rest in peace.

    :(
     
  19. ToBeAGooner

    ToBeAGooner New Member

    Jan 3, 2006
    Im reading Batman Black and White right now. Its pretty interesting stuff with all of the short stories about widly different subject matter in the batman universe. I love the story about the guy who murders people who violate common courtesies. Im hoping to pick up Arkham Asylum sometime in the near future.
     
  20. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm about six issues into All-Star Superman and am loving it. I never read other Superman specific comics before, but this is some great stuff.
     
  21. Dr. Know

    Dr. Know Member+

    Dec 5, 2005
    Macondo
  22. ToBeAGooner

    ToBeAGooner New Member

    Jan 3, 2006
    100 Bulletts is pretty cool, I diddnt like the first story about the Mexican chick but the last 2 are quite good.
     
  23. Dr. Know

    Dr. Know Member+

    Dec 5, 2005
    Macondo
    She's actually extremely important in the whole story. 100 Bullets completely changes later on. It almost drops completely the initial premise of revenge and the whole moral play and turns into a complex "mob" crime story. It gets very interesting.
     
  24. ToBeAGooner

    ToBeAGooner New Member

    Jan 3, 2006
    Hmm good to know, Ive read a bit of 2 and just picked up 3 for my 'to read' pile.
     

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