|Can anyone recommend me some comics from Image? Not Saga or TWD. Sci-fi especially. Also similar non-Superhero stuff from Dark Horse or Vertigo.|
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munki83 1,853 posts
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Black science is good
Low will probably tick most of your boxes.
I would recommend Deadly Class (Remender's best work in my opinion), Southern Bastards and Lazarus off the top of my head. All three are consistently excellent. Nailbiter's first volume was also quite good.
It's about a town in America called Buckaroo that has given birth to sixteen of the vilest serial killers so a detective goes there to solve the mystery of why this keeps happening. Haven't read anything else since so not too sure if it's consistent though.
Thanks, they look interesting.
I'm buying a lot of the cheap first issues of different comics to see what I like. Image has so many interesting looking comics.
Thanks for the recommendations. I just bought 26 different first issues and they included the comics you mentioned.
Is it worth buying anything from Zenescope? I like the idea of modern re-tellings of fairytales but the covers are quite lurid and a bit sexist.
The wicked and the devine any good? Latest issue seems to be getting really good praise.
Another one to add to the wishlist. Despite reading the odd graphic novel throughout my years, i really enjoyed reading them of late. Got southern bastards, sandman, saga, y man all added to my wishlist.
@MrFlay No problem. I've never read anything from Zenoscope to be honest so I can't be of any help there.
A bit off topic and not Image related but does anyone here read Grayson? I've been buying it in single issues and finally started reading it.
First two issues were competent and entertaining spy stories but issue 3 genuinely surprised me with how good it was. Would definitely
recommend it, it's one of Dc's more unique books.
By the way anyone who's about to start reading Southern Bastards is in for a real treat!
Edited by Justice-Buster at 07:59:27 07-08-2015
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@CosmicFuzz Thanks for the recommendation on this man, I'm just starting on Crown of Shadows and it's excellent!
@urban awesome! Glad you're enjoying it dude! It's a fantastic series.
Yeah when I saw this in the Comic museum of San Francisco I was a bit taken by it, not sure how readable it would be but it's a bit impressive.
Edited by urban at 14:10:19 21-10-2015
Read my first Dredd GN the other day, America. Enjoyed it. Wasn't too keen on the artwork in the second part (Fading of the light) , but overall it was a good story. Good to see the judges from a civilian stand point.
Think i might be read some more, but with a 40 year old history, i don't quite know where to start. I might just go with Case Files VOL1 and get on with it.
@JoelStinty Try 'The Dark Judges', which is considered one of the classics. Artwork is by Brian Bolland, which is phenomenal, but they've reprinted it recently where he's recoloured his original black and white line art, and it looks even more spectacular.
@CosmicFuzz Finished the other week btw, not to make myself sound like a total woosie but I actually shed a few tears at the end.
Happiness/Sadness, bit mixed, excellent.
@urban heh, it's a great series. I've forgotten a fair bit of it actually thinking back. Might be time for a reread...
Bode may be my favourite character from any comic series, kid's cool as fuck.
Trafford 8,889 posts
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Yeah, the complete Bone saga is awesome.
My two sons really enjoyed it also.
Sandman Overture Deluxe edition is released in 3 weeks
Fair price at £13 too imo
Have finished the first three volumes of Alan Moore's swamp thing run. Good stuff, if a little hit and miss; the swamp thing Annual in book two was amazing, but 'Pog' from the same volume was strange. Overall, I'd recommend it, whether you're a Moore fan or not.
Also finished reading the second volume of Frank Miller's Daredevil run. You can see how him and Janson quickly established their story and art styles that would later be perfect in Dark Knight Returns. Volume two is especially excellent. Only question I was left asking was: where did it all go wrong, Frank?
I'm reading the new Darth Vader comics at the minute and I'm enjoying them a lot. Defo worth a look if you're a star wars fan.
StarchildHypocrethes 33,547 posts
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You have my attention.
Yeah they're pretty great. Set between Star Wars and Empire and they're about Vader trying to find Luke behind the Emperors back. They actually add quite a bit of depth to the character. Some great art work as well.
If you've got a tablet you can get them off the Marvel comic app. Or the usual places if you're a dirty thief.
nickthegun 84,617 posts
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senso-ji wrote:It was the first of moores stuff I ever read, so I think of it very fondly. Even the bits with the aliens...
Have finished the first three volumes of Alan Moore's swamp thing run. Good stuff, if a little hit and miss
President_Weasel 12,355 posts
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The collected Nextwave is the single greatest work of man
Mola_Ram 25,182 posts
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I'm currently working my way through Fables. It's been great - a really, really enjoyable read.
The only slight negative is that the politics has been getting a bit heavy-handed for my tastes. I mean, I could already see parallels with the holocaust and Arab-Israeli conflict. I didn't really need a character to stand up and say "This is JUST like what Israel has to face, therefore we are justified in doing all this morally-questionable shit". It kind of breaks the illusion for me, regardless of whether I agree with it or not.
I've been reading through various comics recently and I'm very impressed with the creativity and originality of the medium. Image are publishing some excellent stuff. Deadly Class, Revival, Southern Bastards, Trees, Black Science. The big two have some great stuff by the same people creating through Image. Jonathan Hickman, Rick Reminder, Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker. The list goes on and on.
Edited by MrFlay at 09:22:47 21-11-2015
oldskooldeano 3,294 posts
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I enjoyed LOW from Image. It sort of reminded me of the classic days of Metal Hurlant.
Finished Alan Moore's complete Swamp Thing collection (6 books). Books 4-6 are definitely stronger than the first three, where you can really see Moore letting loose and writing the kind of stories that would later become his signature style.
My favourite issue of the whole thing was 'ghost dance', but 'southern changes', 'garden of earthly delights' and all the space travelling were also brilliant. I'm also pretty sure that Grant Morrison built his career around the 'loving the alien' issue.
Highly recommended, one of the best comics stories I've read.
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