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Anyone here read any active comics regularly? I read east of West, revival, walking dead, deadly class, black science and a few others.


ABC ripped off revival after the makers pitched it to them as a show and they turned then down then made resurrection the show that's the same story. I hate ABC.

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No, I've known the love of a woman...


J/K J/K!! smile.png


Some of my favorite movies are based on comics so I don't have a stone to throw.. Just thought I'd lay the first "nerd" card down just for the sake of being a dick. wink.png


edit: Actually... I've considered taking up The Walking Dead comic not only because of how much I like the show, but how much I like the Season 1 video game (it's outstanding). I've heard Carl isn't nearly as annoying in the books as he in the show (and his parallel character in the game isn't nearly as annoying either).

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Preacher by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon is at the top of my list. reading book 1 now.


Roswell, Texas by L. Neil Smith with Rex F. May is MANITORY reading for anyone who calls themselves Libertarian.

(you can read here: http://www.bigheadpress.com/roswell )


still read a lot of classic Marvel Essentials. stay current on 2000AD. as well as Judge Dredd case files. Rouge Trooper & Strontium Dog.


Flint comix is a local rag that publishes classics as well as a wealth of new talent.


Pretty Deadly, by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios looks pretty cool as well as Helheim, by Cullen Bunn and Joëlle Jones.


I wrote off Marvel once Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin became Juggernaut in Fear Itself.

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Huge comic fan here. Not ashamed in any way, beats the hell outta television.018.gif (BTW, I only buy trade paperbacks these days, don't have the time or inclination to collect single issues- I much prefer them in book format. Digital comics are also a great way to read a ton of comics that you could otherwise never afford to purchase in their entirety. Takes some getting used to though.)


I did the superhero thing when I was younger, but have a hard time taking that stuff seriously as an adult. I do like the older classics like Sandman and its spin-offs (Lucifer, Death, The Dreaming, House of Secrets, House of Mystery) as well as the miscellaneous other stuff from DC/Vertigo. Locke and Key is one of the best of the newer titles I've read, great story, great illustration, highly recommended. Fables has been going strong for a number of years now and is stacking up Eisner awards like pogs. It also has generated a few spin off series like Fairest and Jack of Fables.


Garth Ennis is great, I highly recommend Preacher it is hilariously fucked up. (+1 to Juggs!) And if you like being disturbed Crossed is by far the sickest thing on the shelves. By far. The sickest. Don't say you weren't warned. He also did The Boys. The Walking Dead has been great but I've noticed that fans of the book and fans of the series don't seem to cross over very well. The characters and story arcs are notably different. (There is no Daryl. Or Merle.huh.png )


Alan Moore is the brilliantly insane genius of comics, bringing us masterpieces like Watchmen, From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and V for Vendetta. Surprisingly enough, his run on The Saga of the Swamp Thing back in the 80s was incredibly well written too. No, I am not joking.


Warren Ellis is my favorite writer, he has a real scientific background so when he writes sci-fi it is actually believable. Transmetropolitan is basically a futuristic version of gonzo reporter Hunter S Thompson in the near/distant future. Planetary is a mashup of all varieties of sci-fi rolled into one big fat story. Also wrote Vic and Blood, Global Frequency, Freak Angels, and Orbiter. I also like Brian K Vaughn, he wrote good books like Y-The Last Man, Ex Machina, Pride of Baghdad, and Saga.


If you're into manga, Uzumaki is a good horror book. Oldboy is pretty good as well. So is Ghost in the Shell. Classic manga by Osamu Tezuka is fantastic, he did Astro Boy, Black Jack, Budda, and Message to Adolf. Oh and don't forget Katsuhiro Otomo's epic masterpiece, Akira.


Anything written by Jhonen Vasquez is hilarious; Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Squee, and I Feel Sick. Ditto for Roman Dirge and his Lenore series.


Other random titles I've enjoyed:

East of West, Manhattan Projects, 100 Bullets, Smoke, Heavy Liquid, Nowhere Men, Revival, Fun Home, Coraline, Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, House on the Borderland, The Fountain, Road to Perdition, A History of Violence, John Dies at the End, and a shitload more I can't remember right now.


Oh, and you've got to read Wanted. One of my all time favorites; frikken smokes the tard-ass movie they made. Its by Mark Millar who also wrote Kick-Ass.

Whew! It was not my intent to write a treatise on comic books but it sorta ended up that way!015.gif

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Thanks for the list DistalRadius. I'll be honest I'm about 30 and never read comics they were"dorky" when I was younger. I started watching the walking dead and saw how they kept comparing it to the comic so I started buying trades. I got caught up and started a pull box at the comic shop. Started with the walking dead. I like reading currently published books. And I can't read batman at issue 225 of whatever. So I looked revival next and it's awesome. I'll check out wanted since I kind of liked the movie I could see how that story could be told much better.

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Punisher Max was really cool stuff.  Max comics used his character and really made him the killer marvel couldn't.  He didn't spare anyone in those comics.

If you like marvel the civil war series was great.  It pitted Captain America and his team against Iron Man and his group.  It split the marvel universe into two sides.  A major event happens with some super powered teens that end up killing an entire city.  They try to enact a registration for all super powered people that makes them reveal their identity and work for the government. Tony stark leads the pro group while Captain America leads the anti group.

Old man Logan was awesome as well. All the villains teamed up on the heroes and killed them all.  The US got split into territories under the major villains and Wolverine goes on a journey to make things right.  

DC has some really great reads too.  Kingdom Come was a series about the justice league 50 years from now.  Superman quit and so did the rest of the league when the new heroes started killing people and the general public was behind them.  The justice league comes out of retirement to set them straight.

Batman The Dark Knight Returns was great as well.  The Killing Joke focuses on the Joker tormenting Batman and is one of the top Batman stories. 

Superman Red Son is a pretty good spin on Superman.  The story is about what if he would have landed in soviet russia instead of Kansas.  He uses his intelligence to make communism work and unites the world under him.

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I can't really get into all the super heros I can do the punisher and marvel now is an all new story. I mostly like I guess they are considered alternative comics. East of West is awesome. The character Death is cool, he's like "Clint Eastwood in outlaw joesy Wales" cool

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