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Something GOOD but not too Marvel...
its not amazing, but the artwork is fantastic, and its pretty cool at times
and the scripting's a load of twaddle. it just throws new characters in instead of having any development at all.
too much tried to be condensed into 7 short episodes. for what it is though i thought it was pretty enjoyable
were told in crossovers with most, if not all, of the regular titles in the marvel universe (except the x-men who had their own crisis to deal with)
I got one and it was just a crap re-hash of the flashback in Wizard & Glass. The art was very pretty but very shit.
Are there any new stories?
to read some of the appendices entries, my god it's well researched isn't it?!
I think it actually might be better than the Watchmen.
The artwork is beautiful in it's simplicity.
I really like the chapter where he takes him around London and explains all the various bits of architecture and stuff. It had more resonance now I live here and have been past most of the places they visit. I even live about 10minutes from Hackney/London Fields so really liked the bit when he takes the coachmen there.a
as my housemate has just bought one of his books and keeps telling me about him.
But on re-reading both, Watchmen holds up better.
for Underpangs for Christmas.
I think he liked it a lot. Beautifully drawn, quite cinematic and less action-hero in scope, more personal/drama/love/travel/music-y.
and the hardcover is really nice to hold and look at
It's a silent graphic novel, the illustration's beautiful. It's one of my favourites.
That's my favourite.
The Walking Dead, Books 1 and 2
its odd. I liked it a lot.
Y: The Last Man
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
there's more but can't be bothered to type them out.
Is that by Neil Gaiman?
There's a few of them. I think...
Here are a couple of the things that I would like for my birthday....
by david sim. bizarre and brilliant.
it's not like they're the bloody all american square-jawed continuity disasters that DC has been inflicting on the comic buying public for most of the decade.
Am I due a lynching from all the board members here?
I mean seriously, they're shit. Just awful. Read a book or go to an art/photography gallery or something.
Fail. Are you auditioning for KiK's position now?
I don't find them artistic or beautiful, and the storylines all seem to be melodramatic crap full of undeveloped characters. I just don't get it. If you want to change my mind recommend me something.
point of view?
It depends what you do/don't like. If you don't like superhero comics that's fair enough, they are amongst my least favourite, Watchmen being the obvious exception.
I don't know if it would even be possible to recommend something to someone who believes that it's merely the integration of words and artwork that determines the quality of a story.
or are you just saying that to get a reaction out of people? It's a pretty stupid thing to say to be honest.
Watchmen bored me.
my more indie stuff like Harvey Pekar but you might like Charles Burns or Daniel Clowes stuff.
I can understand someone not liking reading them but to say they're a waste of paper is going a bit far.
I feel like by having everything drawn out in front of me ruins the story and the way you envisage it. I prefer text, I find it far more evocative.
I like reading books more than I do graphic novels but I still appreciate them because of the art and whatnot.
But I hate the main character. He's too perfect, and it's obvious that the writer really likes that character so makes him grow even more perfect as time goes on. *SPOILER* I honestly think the only reason dude lost his hand is so the writer could satisfy the growing legion of readers waking up to the fact that dude's a bit of an arsehole: Arrogant, bossy, 'I'm-always-right-cos-I-was-a-cop' etc.
God, I just geeked out there, didn't I?
he gets the job done and he does seem to be right most of the time. He's not a whiney little bitch like the rest of the characters and knows that you can't play by the rules of the old society before the dead started coming back to life. I haven't read past book 6 though so no spoilers please.
One thing I don't like about Walking Dead is Kirkmans use of exposition and some of his dialogue is awful.
Some of the plot points too are pretty far-fetched, like when he finds his family on the outskirts of the city.
Rick's alright, I guess. The dialogue gets better as it goes along, trust me. Kirkman kind of grows into it a little better, but there's still the odd clanger here and there.
soon, I've re-read the others recently and it's given me a hankering for more zombie action.
Dale is my favourite.
Palestine is great too.
And of course Maus and Watchmen.
with Y in his fat little paws.
is bloody marvelous. I wanted to be King Mob for ages after having read it.
Preacher, why settle for anything but the BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES EVER
your call though dude
Jeffrey Brown/ Craig Thompson stuff is cool too. Oh, and Scott Pilgrim before it got shite
by joe sacco
^ best graphic novel ever, if you're not that into superhero type graphic novels (like me), then Maus is for you
Persepolis, really great. film also good.
Walking Dead. I've not read all of these yet, but i'm getting there! Zombies!
The Filth - one of the most confusing things i've ever read, but brilliant, as well as being completely bizarre (jet black super-semen! sour milk dolphins!)
Bone (ok so i've not actually read this, but it looks amazing. and massive! it'll keep you going for a long time)
We3, short comic about animals that have been made into super-killing machines, but still have feelings. AW.
Just finished reading all 81 issues of this beast yesterday, and can safely say its my new favorite comic.
Sandman - Was my fave until fables, its a great read.
Y: The Last Man - Awesome, modern, reads like a TV show, funny.
Transmetropolitan - Great, funny
We3 - Animals turned into killing machines, touching stuff.
Vimanrama - Funny comic, arranged marriage goes wrong as couple accidentally free evil creatures from their prison underneath Bradford, and have to summon the gods to save the world.
adrian tomine's sleepwalk
another vote for the walking dead, it's really good
and any hellboy/mike mignola stuff