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i8beefy2
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Posted:I need something good to read that has pictures because reading regular books has all the fun sapped out of it by overloaded school time. I've had the SIN series and Sandman series recomended to me by friends, and I'd kinda like some other suggestions for good graphic novels / "comic books" out there.

So... anyone read anything good lately?


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JauntyJames
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Posted:jhonnen vasquez does good work, with johnny the homicidal maniac and squee!.

-James

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Domino
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Posted:I'd also recomend Sandman although they can be as intensive as a novel

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Posted:i have to echo Sandman. the series is incredible.

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i8beefy2
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Posted:Johny the Homocidal Maniac is freaking AWSOME! I love those books.. was introduced to them by a friend some time ago. I love dark humor. The one where he goes to heaven is hillarious... head explody powers... nice...

I guess I'll have to really go pick up some Sandman books... Everyone seems to love those...


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Adya Miriyana
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Posted:oh good, not those kind of graphic novels

had me worried for a minute there wink


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Sakura_Moon
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Posted:LMAO i was gonna say Johny the Homocidal maniac!!!!

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JauntyJames
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Posted:yeah, jthm is totally awesome. as is the sandman. graphic novels are totally hardcore

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Domino
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Posted:Barry Ween is also ace if you can find him

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NYC
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Posted:They keep teasing me every few years by saying there's gonna be a "Watchmen" script kicked around but it's always a tease.



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Posted:On the note of JTHM.. I do believe there are Invader Zim comics, and a graphic novel or two somewhere. It's not as macarbe, morbid, or eerie as Johnny, but its a larf.

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Stormy, Queen of Vodka
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Posted:Johnny does indeed kick some ass. I ordered some more comix t'other day, just not satisfied with the director's cut alone! There's also a spin off comic, Squee with that series. Lenore's meant to be quite funny too. I'd recommend JTHM and Squee though biggrin

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:rolleyes

Whys every1 calling em graphic novels?

Whats wrong with comic books? Is there any difference?

shrug

Id recommend Tank Girl, Gloom Cookie (cutesy and gothic)


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i8beefy2
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Posted:Well, I said graphic novels because I consider the collected together books to be graphic novels, instead of the individual comic books that are collected therein. When most people think of comic books they think of the little, short stories in the stand next to the magazines in grocery stores. Graphic novels on the other hand collect all those into one work (as they SHOULD be, I stopped reading comic books in the first place because I was tired of waiting for a new installment every month. Its like when your favorite show is interupted every ten minutes by comercials.... I HATE that!)

So, anyway, thats why I said graphic novel. Not really a difference, just seemed to be the terminology that people are using nowadays... back when *I* collected comics I never would have made the distinction though.

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I've read a little bit of Squee, but didn't like it quite as much as I did jthm. After seeing a little bit of Invader Zimm on Nickolodean of all places, and immediatly recognizing the artwork style, Ive begun watching that when I see its on. Of course Im sure its a little more tame than the actual books its based on...

What about the Watchmen? I've read good things about it. Or has anyone read the Preacher series? It sounds like one right up my alley.


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Posted:I wud also recomend The Fabulos Furry Freak Brothers... biggrin tis a great comic bout three hippies who live together and get stoned biggrin Tis brill!

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linden rathen
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Posted:id go with watchmen (very clever but messed up - ie not for minors :P) and sandman is excellent - you can also try manga if you dont mind reading backwards naruto, bleach, and trigun are all excellent smile

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Pigeon_Wigeon
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Posted:ditto

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linden rathen
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Posted:yay someone agrees with me *grin

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Pigeon_Wigeon
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Posted:Lol not exactly surprising is it Sam... your a strange one you are biggrin

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Pele
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Posted:David Mack- Kabuki series. Phenominal. I am a huge fan. The first one, Circle of Blood is very poetic and violent and exquisite artistically.

I also like the Harlequinn series, it's distorted but a really good read.


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shen shui
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Posted:i cant believe noone has said anything by

GRANT MORRISON

or

GARTH ENNIS

i highly recommend you check out the invisibles by grant morrison, or preacher by garth ennis..!

i could not yay and fluff them up enough..!


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GothFrogette
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Posted:Sandman every time

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MrConfused
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Posted:Sandman
Preacher
Marvels and Astro City (not quite as dark, but both beautifully written with some stunning artwork)
Kingdom Come
V for Vendetta

J


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Posted:Written by: StormFeather

Johnny does indeed kick some ass. I ordered some more comix t'other day, just not satisfied with the director's cut alone! There's also a spin off comic, Squee with that series. Lenore's meant to be quite funny too. I'd recommend JTHM and Squee though biggrin



Yeah Lenore is good, me likes a lot biggrin Roman Dirge also has one called Samurai Sloth that i really really really really really want to see, but some werid ass thing with distribution means you can't get any Roman Dirge in't UK for the time being!!

Will most definately have to try and get hold of some Johnny the Homicidal Maniac though as i haven't seen that


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linden rathen
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Posted:asterix :P - gotta love that french to english translated comic *grins* was my main reading between being 5 and about 7 (then i found LOTR)

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Posted:is it bad if u still read asterix? biggrin

All this talk of sandman has me intrigued.

Just thought of the best one tho! The Lone Wolf and Cub series.

It rocks. Bout this lone ronin block and his son going round assinating peeps. Real confusnig, but gr8 non the less biggrin


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coleman
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Posted:yeh frd smile
the films rock too - the first two are what they made shogun assassin out of innit.
on a very slightly related note, i saw the remake of zatoichi the other day.
that *seriously* kicks [censored] biggrin

good comics/graphic novels then:

batman: arkham asylum (what got me started)
the '100 bullets' series
'midnight nation' mini series
powers
absolutely anything by alan moore
[censored] samurai
whiteout
the 'hellboy' series
rising stars
cages


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Posted:bounce Zatoichi rocks, dont it biggrin

I got the dvd special edition 4 my bday... joy! Havnt watched it 4 a while. I may just watch it tonight biggrin


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MrConfused
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Posted:I was wondering if there was a Shogun Assassin / Lone Wolf connection (not having read the comics). Very, very trippy film to watch on shrooms biggrin

J


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yoni
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Posted:i'd recomend anything by alan moore, ronin ids good to (nothing to do with the film), i can't believe no one has suggested akira yet it is f##king awesome. also alan martin and jamie hewletts tank girl is a lagh

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Yeah Lenore is good, me likes a lot biggrin Roman Dirge also has one called Samurai Sloth that i really really really really really want to see, but some werid ass thing with distribution means you can't get any Roman Dirge in't UK for the time being!!







I can't believe there is a Roman Dirge comic that i don't know about! eek Where can i get this...stupid UK...I NEED this! (not that i'm a huge roman dirge fan or anything!)



I heard that Roman Dirge and Johen Vasquez (JTHM) sometimes release comics under different names...does anyone know anything about this?



edit: i just put a pic of my lenore tat in my gallery biggrin

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