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Postby jfg » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:03 pm

Anybody into comic books here? More specifically, is anybody into alternative comics and underground comix? What are your favorites?
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Re: Comics

Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:10 pm

No.

Since Bloom County stopped I'm satisfied with my Dilbert deskcalendar.
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Re: Comics

Postby Yoda » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:24 pm

3 years ago I bought:
Sin City
The Watchmen
V for Vendetta
Batman: Year One

These were not your traditional comics but really entertaining. The Watchmen is awesome and so is V for Vendetta. Although I really enjoyed the movie, the comic gets much more detailed and is a greater story.

I've also read 300.
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Re: Comics

Postby jfg » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:56 pm

The Watchmen is one of the best. I just finished Alan Moore's Lost Girls. It really sucked. There were some interesting parts but most of the time it just seemed like an excuse to draw dirty pictures and tell dirty stories involving popular characters in literature. But normally, I like almost everything he does.

Some of my favorite comics and graphic novels include:

American Splendor (I've been trying to figure out what else is good in the underground comix genre)
Sandman
Alan Moore's Top Ten
All-Star Superman
Love and Rockets
Anything by Daniel Clowes (Eightball, Ghost World)
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Re: Comics

Postby Inukchuk » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:49 am

Oooh, you dig some of the weird stuff, although I would have to say All Star Superman is one of the best books out there.

I'm not into titles as much as I am writers (which sucks, because they're constantly moving around). I'll read anything by Mark Millar, Joe Kelly, and Garth Ennis. I know it's mainstream, but if you like the gritty stuff, check out any Punisher arc by Ennis. He was made to write that book. Of course, now he's off it... :-C
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Re: Comics

Postby knapplc » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:20 am

Mookie4ever wrote:No.

Since Bloom County stopped I'm satisfied with my Dilbert deskcalendar.

Bloom County ranks right up there with Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbes for best comic ever.

Every year I name one of my teams "Bloom County Bombers" and I use this for my logo:

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Re: Comics

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:29 am

i'm maybe 1/4 of the way through Watchmen...i need to pick it back up

i also read the Dark Tower series...that's it for me, but i used to collect a lot of Marvel/DC/Image from late 80's/early 90's which now sit in boxes under my stairs

i will say that i absolutely dread going to my local comic shop though, that place is creepy nerd city and they always want to talk to me. i keep trying to tell them i'm only interested in Dark Tower, here's your $3.50, please let me leave now
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Re: Comics

Postby bigken117 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:26 pm

I still rue the day I traded my Wolverine #1 for a Punisher #1 :~(

I do name some of my teams The Punisher, but it's still a hurtful trade.
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Re: Comics

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:40 pm

Calvin and Hobbes Yukon Ho! was one of the only 15 books I brought with me to college.
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Re: Comics

Postby jfg » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:45 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:i will say that i absolutely dread going to my local comic shop though, that place is creepy nerd city and they always want to talk to me. i keep trying to tell them i'm only interested in Dark Tower, here's your $3.50, please let me leave now


I don't really go to comic shops but I feel the same way at video game shops and I would bet that's the same kind of experience.
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