Graphic Novel recommendations please Page 45

  • JoelStinty 28 Jul 2015 09:28:02 8,927 posts
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    Reading Batman Prey at the moment. It really weird in a good way. The script is pretty good in a movie kind of way, really gives the main players a voice and it rolls on at a good pace, but the action is stiff as hell with lots of 60's batman pows and the lettering is shite, and hugo strange seems to be camp as hell. But i'm really digging it.

    Also recently read the first volume of sandman. Enjoyed it, got potential! I kind of want to devour the whole lot in one go. But i have other things to read.
  • pogomeister 28 Jul 2015 09:36:41 1,706 posts
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    Just finished first volume of American vampire and am halfway through second, really enjoying it aswell.
  • urban 28 Jul 2015 17:46:31 13,098 posts
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    Looks like Fables #150 has just wrapped up the series so maybe that'd be the thing to pick up?
  • Justice-Buster 28 Jul 2015 17:53:36 81 posts
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    @urban I've read it (managed to get a review copy due to having a comic review blog) and honestly I was slightly disappointed. Fables was an exceptional series though.

    Edited by Justice-Buster at 17:53:48 28-07-2015
  • urban 28 Jul 2015 18:08:48 13,098 posts
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    Disappointed with the ending?
  • PazJohnMitch 28 Jul 2015 19:38:09 16,008 posts
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    Just started Stein's Gate on Vita.

    So far it is just a novel with about 8 backdrops.
  • Justice-Buster 28 Jul 2015 19:49:18 81 posts
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    @urban It ends pretty definitively and they've put a lot of care into it. It's more how they dealt with the conflict between Red Rose and Snow White. I did review it actually: https://comicbookconversation.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/review-fables-volume-22-farewell/ (You don't have to read it though lol)
  • Deleted user 28 July 2015 20:03:36
    2 thumbs up for Wytches. Loved the art on almost every page.
  • Justice-Buster 28 Jul 2015 20:22:21 81 posts
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    I actually have Wytches on my shelf just need to actually read it. If you liked the Snyder/Jock team they also worked on one of the best Batman graphic novels - The Black Mirror.
  • Derblington 28 Jul 2015 20:24:44 33,438 posts
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    All-star Stupidman... Yay or nay?

    I've read a couple of comments saying that it's kind of the best mainstream superhero stuff for non-superhero readers since DKR, which naturally got my attention.
  • Justice-Buster 28 Jul 2015 20:35:59 81 posts
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    Definitely worth a read. Thats one of the few Superman solo stories I actually enjoyed, and I usually hate Superman. Also its a beautiful book to look at which always helps.
  • nickthegun 28 Jul 2015 20:39:03 82,376 posts
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    Im not normally a big fan but I would say that All-Star is arguably the best superman story ive ever read. It just nails everything superman should be (in my limited experience).

    Also, I say 'arguably' because I also really like Red Son.
  • Deleted user 28 July 2015 20:55:11
    Hellblazer. All of it. All 300 glorious issues.
  • Justice-Buster 28 Jul 2015 21:00:05 81 posts
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    @PurpleShurple If you're really enjoying Court of the Owls (I'm assuming thats the one) then I'd recommend continuing with the Batman series by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. There's another 5 volumes (City of Owls, Death of the Family, Zero Year Secret City, Zero Year Dark City and Endgame). Sandman by Neil Gaiman and Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn are also brilliant reads.
  • Derblington 28 Jul 2015 21:27:59 33,438 posts
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    @PurpleShurple

    Marvels is a wonderful recap of the Golden years of Marvel comics, touching on all the major characters, set around a story through the eyes of a reporter. Beautiful artwork too - it'll expand your opinion of what comics can be, visually.

    If you like the Marvel films at all, read The Ultimates, Volume 1 (two parts). It's basically the basis of the MCU. Volume two isn't as good but isn't terrible if you enjoy the first. Skip Volume 3 entirely.

    Preacher is so fucked up that I can't believe anyone wouldn't enjoy it.

    Edited by Derblington at 21:31:00 28-07-2015
  • Trafford 28 Jul 2015 22:15:59 8,593 posts
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    But Marvels has got that shit artwork ?!?

    I remember reading a DC Elseworld book at about the same time, mid 90s? The Golden Age, I thought that was great, it had a fantastic ending.
    Hitlers brain transplanted into a Superman type hero [/spoiler ]
  • Justice-Buster 29 Jul 2015 00:29:29 81 posts
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    I've never heard Alex Ross described as shit before lol. Thought he illustrated Kingdom Come beautifully.

    Edited by Justice-Buster at 00:31:20 29-07-2015
  • Trafford 29 Jul 2015 00:57:49 8,593 posts
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    Heh, I'm not a fan of his art to be honest.
  • HelloNo 29 Jul 2015 01:30:34 2,191 posts
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    Nextwaaaaaave.
  • Derblington 29 Jul 2015 08:50:40 33,438 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    Heh, I'm not a fan of his art to be honest.
    That's fine, but he's still not shit.

    Liefield is shit. Subjectively and objectively.
  • Justice-Buster 29 Jul 2015 15:20:56 81 posts
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    Didn't he release a new comic recently? I remember it getting slaughtered by critics. The new Star Wars comic by Jason Aaron was pretty good. It's set between the original trilogy if I remember correctly. John Cassaday's art is absolutely gorgeous.
  • opalw00t 29 Jul 2015 15:35:28 12,830 posts
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    Cassaday is fucking awesome. Planetary looked so good.
  • Justice-Buster 29 Jul 2015 15:45:05 81 posts
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    And Astonishing X-Men with Joss Whedon. Grabbed it for 2.49 off Comixology who have some awesome sales, even if I do prefer the novels themselves.
  • Deleted user 29 July 2015 17:17:07
    nickthegun wrote:
    Im not normally a big fan but I would say that All-Star is arguably the best superman story ive ever read. It just nails everything superman should be (in my limited experience).

    Also, I say 'arguably' because I also really like Red Son.
    Thanks, I'm not really a fan of Superman as I don't find him particularly interesting but your recommendation has led me to Amazon to read the synopsis and that's sold me the book.

    Haven't read a graphic novel for years.
  • Derblington 29 Jul 2015 17:34:00 33,438 posts
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    Cassaday leaves me cold. His art looks too flat and simple.

    Immonen, on the other hand, is incredible, and has taken over Cassaday on Star Wars from issue 8.
  • Justice-Buster 29 Jul 2015 20:03:38 81 posts
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    Never heard of him before. Has he worked on anything recent?
  • Derblington 29 Jul 2015 20:17:41 33,438 posts
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    He's worked on EVERYTHING.
    Most recently, he did the initial 6 issues of All New Captain America.

    Before that All New X-Men, New Avengers, Fear Itself, Ultimate Spider-Man/X-Men/Fantastic Four, Next Wave, Superman, Hulk.

    He's been in comics for decades and has multiple styles.

    Edited by Derblington at 20:20:09 29-07-2015
  • Justice-Buster 29 Jul 2015 21:04:05 81 posts
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    Now I'm excited to see what he'll do with Star Wars! The fact that he's been mostly exclusive to Marvel explains why I haven't seen much of his work. I read more DC and Image (Ms Marvel and Silver Surfer are fantastic though).
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