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more Bryan K Vaughn, about a superhero who runs for and becomes Mayor of New York. read the first two trades so far, really enjoyed them.
I read about it on Wiki the other day, and it sounded good - not least because I liked the writing in The Last Man as much as anything else. However, it would almost violate my policy of waiting until a comic is finished (or at least definitely going to be completed) before reading it.
If I started reading a comic and it got cancelled, I would probably die and stuff.
is meant to run for 50 issues and is up to issue 42 now so it's not going to be canceled. You can buy up to book 7 already.
I don't know. But shit like that is the principle reason I don't tend to read many comics at all. I also tend to need a comic nerd to force me to read things they consider to be good.
This is why although I read the first book of Y in 2002, I only finished the whole thing the other day when I realised how easy it was to download graphic novels off the internet.
I'm also currently reading Oldboy, the new Buffy rags and intend to start on Preacher in the next few days.
is one of those rare long running comics where you can tell it's been pretty well planned from the start. I recently re-read books 1-11 for around the fourth or fifth time in anticipation of the 12th one being delivered and I still spot stuff that shows how Brian Azzarello was thinking ahead of the game. The art improves so much as it goes on. I can't wait to see how it all pans out.
avoided any spoilers.
Yeah, same here, it was a nice switch-a-roo. I think Remy is the only Minuteman I don't actually like though.
walking dead = amaze
I'd recommend Transmetropolitan. It starts off as the adventures of a futuristic Hunter S Thompsonesque journalist but quickly becomes a great conspiracy story with plenty of interesting characters and odd concepts, the art is wonderful as well.
The Invisibles is pretty good but is a bit of head fuck, but Grant Morrison is one of the smartest/best writers in comics today.
100 Bullets is a great call. It's up to book 12 now, the last ever issue comes out next month so you'll be able to get book 13 soon. It'll take you a while to save up and buy them all anyway.
Preacher, is the first comic I ever read all the way through and it's fucking amazing.
Transmet is indeed incredible - and another example of a comic I first read in 2002, but only went back to years later after I was sure it was finished for good.
where I am having to wait months between each book which is rather annoying. I may have to start waiting till somethings finished before I start reading it because I hate having to wait.
is that any good?
by the guy who wrote Local - new york in the near future, civil war, something like that
I hated book 5 though. I haven't liked anything else I've read by Brian Wood though so it was only a matter of time till he fucked up. It's an interesting story and the art is pretty cool.
You should check out Scalped as well. It's set on an Indian Reservation and follows the adventures of the badass Dashiel Badhorse as he returns to 'the rez' he left as a teenager. Lots of sex, violence and swearing, really nice art akin to 100 bullets and an interesting twisty noir-esque storyline.
...oh, it actually is called De-Militarized Zone. Sounds interesting - and when it's actually finished, I'll probably check it out.
of issues in mind before it ends. There seems to be quite a lot of ideas to be mined with the DMZ. As I said I thought book 5 was awful but that was because each issue focused on one character but did it really badly. I'm more interested in the main protagonist and the goings on in the DMZ than I am some stupid DJ.
that was about some guy trying to cross the city
i think he was wounded, it didn't appear to be part of any arc or anything so when he died it was a bit 'yeah, so what' but it looks like it should be a good series
i might check out the first collection when i head into town to get the new scott pilgrim
will have to check it out :D
brian k vaughan is one of the writers. have influence.
they always have loads of pop culture references. I think the first one he wrote had an argument between Hurley and Charlie over who'd win in a race, Superman or The Flash.
looking at his wikipedia page we worked on some of my favourite episodes. especially the shape of things to come, from the last series.
the next episode is apparently his aswell.
ultimate marvel comics first few volumes are excellent, it's getting a bit convoluted now though.
palestine by joe sacco is a great book to check out, i can't find it anywhere though.
also i read this awesome collection of indie comics and i can't remember its name, was all black and white though and sort of very nihilistic.
there's some great webcomics as well, check out erfworld!
get "girls" by the luna brothers. really amazing and surreal, sort of like a halfway home between walking dead and y the last man. walking dead and ex machina are good suggestions, and two of my favourite ongoings.
it was one of those books were you never knew where it was going from one minute to the next.
although not much in common with Y except them both being comics and both being good