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Lee
At the moment I'm reading Joss Wheadon's X-men series. It kicks much ass as they say.
NoShow
the goon (also from outside nashville - woo!)
the new 30 Days of Night story
walking dead

-j.
Cubie
Not a fan of superhero comics and stuff with muscles and guns, it's all a little too homo-erotic. I like most of what Jhonen Vasquez has done, 'Beg The Question' by Bob Fingerman is an amazing graphic novel (that started out as comic 'minimum wage') and also Bear by Jamie Smart makes me chuckle.
And 'The Pro' by some guy i cant remember, a hysterical dissection of superhero comics with a prostitute-turned-superhero.

be sure to check out www.lickmyjesus.com their comics are hilarious

anyways...
vixta
hmmm, well the only comics i've ever read are:

watchmen
v for vendetta
troubled souls
for a few troubles more
true faith

anyone got any suggestions for what to read next?
Crap at Subbuteo
Blue Monday, Scooter Girl and Hopeless Savages are doing it for me at the moment. All thoroughly reccommended..
Douglas Nicol
Does anyone here remember Starblazers? They were small "Commando comic book" sized comics that had about 65 pages, they ran for 10 years and featured Sci Fi and Fantasy storylines.

I've got a complete set of them from 1979-89. The gem has got to be though that this is where Grant Morrison got his first work, and I've got the relevant issues signed by him.

I'm also collecting the Trigan Empire. These were first printed in Ranger, then Look and Learn magazine.

Imagine a world with empires that parallell the Romans, the Byzantines and others, then add in some Flash Gordon style retro tech.

If you're curious check this site out.

http://trigan.com/cgi-bin/guest.pl
Gnashville
For about 10 years I lived and breathed 2000AD. But I grew up, comic got crap or whatever and stopped reading it....

I parted company at around the time of the Judge Dredd 'Dead Man' story. I've read a few graphic novels since, like the classic 'Apocalypse War' but the magic isn't there any more... Have I become too cynical???
Douglas Nicol
QUOTE (Gnashville @ Jan 1 2005, 04:24 PM)
For about 10 years I lived and breathed 2000AD. But I grew up, comic got crap or whatever and stopped reading it....

I parted company at around the time of the Judge Dredd 'Dead Man' story. I've read a few graphic novels since, like the classic 'Apocalypse War' but the magic isn't there any more... Have I become too cynical???
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I gave up 2000AD years ago as well, round about the time they introduced the Halo Jones character. I remember some of the classics like the introduction of the Dark Judges, and the aforementioned Apocalypse War with Block Mania preceding it.

I was also fond of the first Rogue Trooper series before it got a bit strange, and even the VC's. I've been hoping for a reprint of that but it seems I won't see it. Also, stories like the ABC Warriors and even Strontium Dog were more my liking.
Jinx
QUOTE (Cubie @ Dec 30 2004, 09:10 AM)
Not a fan of superhero comics and stuff with muscles and guns, it's all a little too homo-erotic. I like most of what Jhonen Vasquez has done, 'Beg The Question' by Bob Fingerman is an amazing graphic novel (that started out as comic 'minimum wage') and also Bear by Jamie Smart makes me chuckle.
And 'The Pro' by some guy i cant remember, a hysterical dissection of superhero comics with a prostitute-turned-superhero.

be sure to check out www.lickmyjesus.com their comics are hilarious

anyways...
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Agreed. Beg The Question is brilliant. One of my favourite comics of all time.
And "The Pro" was written by Garth Ennis, I believe. Which figures...
widowspider
i used to be a big x-men comic fan, collected most of the comics for around 3 years, then ran out of money and haven't picked it up again. went into a comic shop the other day, read one and went 'what the fuck is going on?' not reading them for about 5 years means you miss a lot!
i stopped reading after the onslaught crossover (which rocked) - can anyone bring me up to speed in a concise yet informative manner?
Deaths Head
QUOTE (Excelsior @ Dec 28 2004, 01:45 AM)
Where on Earth (or equivalent in a parallel universe) did you manage to find the Sleeze Brothers?  I had my original copies until a few years ago, along with the first UK runs of Dragon's Claws and Death's Head - have they been quietly re-released as trade paperbacks at all?  You can, of course, see Death's Head's Transformers debut in the Transformers graphic novels which are out.  Might even be able to sort you a good head shot for your avatar.  For the right price, yes?  cool.gif
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Try Amazon.co.uk for the Sleeze Brothers - it's second hand and I may have got hold of the only one (sorry!) but give it a try. Otherwise whack it into Google - I recall seeing a few sites selling second hand ones.

No trades as of yet for Death's Head or Dragon's Claws, which is a pain in the arse. I've got a complete run of DC somewhere, and half of the original DH run as well. What I'd really kill for (heh) is a copy of the DH graphic novel "The Body in Question", with stunning airbrushed art from Geoff Senior, and the origins of my namesake.

Oh, and I've got the original Transformers issues with his debut, but ta for the offer wink.gif What did you make of Death's Head II then (if you ever read it - wouldn't blame you if you didn't)?
philt
QUOTE (Douglas Nicol @ Jan 1 2005, 05:54 PM)
I gave up 2000AD years ago as well, round about the time they introduced the Halo Jones character.  I remember some of the classics like the introduction of the Dark Judges, and the aforementioned Apocalypse War with Block Mania preceding it.

I was also fond of the first Rogue Trooper series before it got a bit strange, and even the VC's.  I've been hoping for a reprint of that but it seems I won't see it.  Also, stories like the ABC Warriors and even Strontium Dog were more my liking.
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Ahh the old cop out 2000ad isn't any good any more.... sad.gif
Excelsior
QUOTE (Deaths Head @ Jan 5 2005, 11:32 PM)
Try Amazon.co.uk for the Sleeze Brothers - it's second hand and I may have got hold of the only one (sorry!) but give it a try. Otherwise whack it into Google - I recall seeing a few sites selling second hand ones.

No trades as of yet for Death's Head or Dragon's Claws, which is a pain in the arse. I've got a complete run of DC somewhere, and half of the original DH run as well. What I'd really kill for (heh) is a copy of the DH graphic novel "The Body in Question", with stunning airbrushed art from Geoff Senior, and the origins of my namesake.

Oh, and I've got the original Transformers issues with his debut, but ta for the offer wink.gif What did you make of Death's Head II then (if you ever read it - wouldn't blame you if you didn't)?
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The Body In Question was a bit gorgeous, wasn't it? I always enjoyed Senior's work. I think I still have some issues of Death's Head II floating around, I ran into it by accident when I picked up the old Strip compendium comic years back and then saw some of the stand-alone comics in a comic store and bought them out of interest to try and figure out what was going on! Art seemed a little variable and I didn't really have a complete run so it was a little difficult to get into...
Deaths Head
Death's Head 2 ruined the character for me - it was when Marvel UK was trying to compete with Marvel US for Rob Liefield-styled 'big-guns-and-big-tits' characters, which DH was never about really (black humour and violence, yes). This led to the bizarre and quite-bad 'Overkill' set of characters (apart from Motormouth, who was a teenage punk girl who couldn't stop swearing).

Basically, Death's Head lost his trademark speech impediment, got a horrible new body and new personality bearing little resemblance to his old one(no more killing for money - more 'superheroics'), a busty sidekick (Spratt was killed) and guest-starred with the X-Men far, far too much.

Simon Furman got revenge though - he scripted an issue of the US "What If..." with Geoff Senior on art duties in which Death's Head had never been killed. Particularly funny for DH's casual use-and-dispatch of most of Marvel's main characters, and DH's ruminations on how he'd hate to be a 'hero'.
tameblue
Don't know who's interested but having visited the marvel web site, there's a cracking list of desktops to download....currently sporting a rather fetching Night Crawler number....

Marvel goodies

Hope that link works...if it doesn't ...well I'm sure you'll find it
rabbit57i
I just found this new comic Living With Zombies. It is really funny and very much like Shaun in that the are trying to survive a zombie invasion, but they are just a couple of guys. In fact, the artists themselves are the main characters. Check it out.
pOgO
PvP
Mega Tokyo
Middle Class Hobo
Which ones do you read? I'm a huge X-Men fan A: because they rock and B: Because I live in rural Ireland and it's hard to get anything else cept Spiderman. I'm also into Sandman, American Spledour (love that movie) and anything by Alan Moore.
SuperSaiyanStoner
I used to collect a few, not bought any in ages though!Heres what i used to collect:

Ghost Rider
2000AD
Pitt
Deathlok

ghost rider was my main one and i managed to blag get hundreds and hindreds of 2000AD's, ones from before i was even born, some still have the free keyerings and pens etc on!I also have the entire of the necropolis story!The dark judges were kick ass!


Edit: you here there is going to be a rouge trooper computer game??!!

Edit Edit: Ive actualy got a 2000AD relased the exact day i was born! 22 march 86!
spacedog
I don't have much time to read as many comics as I used to but if I can I'll read
Hero Bear and the Kid, Hellblazer, Adam Strange, 100 Bullets, Toe Tags, Amazing Spider-Man.
I would recommend League of Extra-Ordinary Gentlemen, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Sandman, Love and Rockets, Maus, Concrete, The Ultimates, 30 Days, Jack Staff, Bazooka Jules and many others. Just get yourself down your local comic shop, browse and see what takes your fancy.
If you can't get to a comic shop try ordering over the net. You could try
Mega City Comics
or
Comics International
for more information.
Middle Class Hobo
Watchmen is the greatest comic ever, It's better then any book I've ever read. Not a big 2000AD fan, I started getting into Judge Dredd then the movie came out, I was very impressionable back then, I still have flashbacks sometimes (So cold)
SuperSaiyanStoner
ive never seen the dudge dredd movie and from the sounds of it i dont want to!
Chapman Baxter
QUOTE (Middle Class Hobo @ Feb 4 2005, 08:36 PM)
Watchmen is the greatest comic ever, It's better then any book I've ever read.
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Watchmen is fantastic, but I'm not sure I'd go that far myself. Moore and Gibbons are technically brilliant; they do a great job of combining the text and art, and the plot is a great deconstruction of the whole superhero myth.

Sandman is beautifully written, but I can't help thinking it's a whole series about a massive fuck-up who thinks the solution to the world's problems is to top himself.

The Invisibles is a mad, anarchic free-for-all, a wild rollercoaster of a comic and well recommended.

As far as I'm concerned, though, the ultimate comic is Preacher. The Angelville sequence has to be one of the most shocking and engrossing stories I've ever come across.
MotorWerk
Adventures in the Rifle Brigade.
Sostie
Got the 1st issue of the new Black Panther. Interesting story so far except for two things..

5th Century African tribesmen say things like "kiss my butt" and "stay cool"


Theres (another) jibe at the French being cowards.
philt
QUOTE (SuperSaiyanStoner @ Feb 4 2005, 08:24 PM)
Edit: you here there is going to be a rouge trooper computer game??!!



As opposed to the Rogue Trooper game Rebellion are releasing later this year tongue.gif
philt
QUOTE (Middle Class Hobo @ Feb 4 2005, 08:36 PM)
Watchmen is the greatest comic ever, It's better then any book I've ever read.


Don't agree - Maus is much better. As is The Adventures of Luther Arkwright.
ronlogan1977
The only comic I read is Viz. Fantastic read when your on the toilet. I used to read the Beano as a child but I grew out of it eventually. I had a few Fat Freddies Cat comics as a teenager and that folks is pretty much it.
Amazongirl
QUOTE (philt @ Feb 5 2005, 09:35 AM)
Don't agree - Maus is much better. As is The Adventures of Luther Arkwright.
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Maus is one of my favorite books ever. Need to actually buy my own copy of both cause the 2 I have is an old school one my mum got me in a sale and the other is a library book I never gave beack cause I could never find the 2nd one anywhere.

Been reading it over and over again for about 7 years now.

They've got lots of new Manga Ive been waiting for for ages, like the 3rd megatokyo book. Theres loads I still need to read/buy but I cant aford them, Ive already got 52.(or more, ive lost count)

Last comic I read was Tankgirl Odessy and Apocolapse. Tankgirl's great.

Still searching for old Garfield books fro my colection.
m0r1arty
I like alot of comics but I have only one story to call the greatest of them all......

now this beats DKR, The Killing Joke, Durham Red, Johnny Alpha, Rouge and Rogue Trooper (I think rouge would have went nicely with Joe Pineapples from ABC), AVP books, Death of a....., all Wolverine and Spidey stories, in fact I do not think anything rivals it.

It is known as "The Button Man"

read it
SuperSaiyanStoner
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Still searching for old Garfield books fro my colection.



eyyy!Garfield is legendary!Not seen the movie and i never intend to!

Glad to see there are some calvin and hobbes fans too!Great reading!
Withnail
I've never been a fan of the book before but I'm really enjoying the Avengers reboot at the moment. Anyone else checking it out?
Amazongirl
QUOTE (SuperSaiyanStoner @ Feb 7 2005, 11:17 AM)
eyyy!Garfield is legendary!Not seen the movie and i never intend to!

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Same here. I dont like the new covers for the books. I got a big garfield book as a gift from my mum when I was at school and it startted from there. I have about 30 something books, a garfield masarger (its basically a plastic garfield that vibrates, the claws really work!) postits, calculater and stickers. I think ill sell them in one big bulk one day on ebay when I get sick of collecting.
MissingPlanet
I'm another ex-2000AD reader. My favourites were Halo Jones (where my name comes from) and the first run of Bad Company. I re-read them all last year, and the quality is always patchy. When it was good, it was extremely good, but they did publish some godawful shite.

Also recommend:

Concrete by Paul Chadwick. There's a 6 parter on at the moment, but it's probably not the best place to start.
Maus
Anything by Joe Sacco especially Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde.
Ghost World

and this:

http://www.ninjai.com/index.html



It's not a comic, but I think comic fans will like it.

Warning: None of the above are superhero comics.
Chapman Baxter
Comics fan might like to listen to this little beauty, a song about ducks sung by Alan Moore in 1983. I assume that the visuals are a little more recent.
whitey
QUOTE (Amazongirl @ Feb 6 2005, 03:39 PM)
Last comic I read was Tankgirl Odessy and Apocolapse. Tankgirl's great.
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Alan Martin's Tank Girl was great. Peter Milligan's Tank Girl is horseshit by comparison.
Sostie
Just bought and read Walking Dead #15. A few interesting revelations, a shocking last page, and a few mentions (as usual) of Simon Pegg in the letters page
ronlogan1977
Calvin and Hobbes rule. Tuna sandwich for the tiger.
SuperSaiyanStoner
its because i read calvin and hobbes from a very young age that i found out santa diddnt exist!I diddnt care though, and i diddnt let on to my mum incase she stoped getting me a stocking!
captain wow
QUOTE (ronlogan1977 @ Feb 10 2005, 01:36 PM)
Calvin and Hobbes rule. Tuna sandwich for the tiger.
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calvin and hobbes don't rule
SuperSaiyanStoner
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calvin and hobbes don't rule


get the hell out of my kitchen boiiii
Serafina_Pekkala
I'm not a big comic fan (certainly not incomparison to some folks here) but i like Alan Moore's stuff and graphic novels like Corto Maltese series (trying brush up on my french - my sis fiance who is French so i need the practice). And i'm going thru an Asterix renaissance too ... i like ancient history esp Celtic stuff so Asterix is a must ... and i like 2000 ad Slaine series for same reason.

I also love illustrational works by Edward Gorey ... not comics really though. As i said, i'm not expert.

Sefi x
pots
been meaning to post this for ages but i keep forgetting - has anyone got a copy of mcsweeney's issue 13? the comics issue?

if you love graphic art this is an amazing book. edited by chris ware it has work in it by daniel clowes, r crumb, art spiegelman, kaz, jeffrey brown ( that'll break your heart ) and many many more, plus essays by glen david gould and john updike.

not so much for your 2000ad comics fan but theres a lot of people on here who would love it. i just wondered if anyone else has got a copy.
MissingPlanet
QUOTE (pots @ Feb 17 2005, 01:55 AM)
been meaning to post this for ages but i keep forgetting - has anyone got a copy of mcsweeney's issue 13? the comics issue?

if you love graphic art this is an amazing book. edited by chris ware it has work in it by daniel clowes, r crumb, art spiegelman, kaz, jeffrey brown ( that'll break your heart ) and many many more, plus essays by glen david gould and john updike.

not so much for your 2000ad comics fan but theres a lot of people on here who would love it. i just wondered if anyone else has got a copy.
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Clowes, Crumb & Speigelman - tell me more of this McSweeney's issue 13. Never heard of it.
whitey
McSweeney's? Yeah, I got one. It's hit and miss, some of the bigger names weighed in with some of the more disappointing pieces I thought. Some of it is beautiful though.

missing planet - click this.
(It's a .com link, rather than a .co.uk one because amazon uk appears to be down at the moment).
Waterstones are carrying it, shouldn't be too hard to come by.
pots
mcsweeney's

this should tell you a bit. mcsweeney's quarterly concern is a book slash magazine. issue 13 was a comics issue.

and yes, some of it might not have been the best work but i love chris wares stuff and thought it was beautifully designed. and it introduced me to artists who i hadn't seen before - i'm just waiting for my jeffrey brown from amazon.

[ edit ] beat me to it whitey. lots for you to read tonight missing planet.
pots
yay got clumsy by jeffrey brown today. lo fi comic art.

a short example of the kind of thing one can expect from jeffrey brown.
whitey
QUOTE (pots @ Feb 17 2005, 05:53 PM)
yay got clumsy by jeffrey brown today. lo fi comic art.

a short example of the kind of thing one can expect from jeffrey brown.
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I find his stuff extremely depressing. "I'm Not Your Girlfriend, Jeffrey" could all too easily have been about me.
pots
thats exactlly the reason i like it.

not cos it depresses you, although that helps, but the first thing i read by him was an almost frame by frame depiction of what i went through with this canadian girl.

now i'm older and wiser i like the pathetic angst filled memories it conjures up.
philt
QUOTE (pots @ Feb 17 2005, 01:55 AM)
not so much for your 2000ad comics fan but theres a lot of people on here who would love it..
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Presumably your point being that people who like 2000ad aren't sophisticated enough to "get" this.

Thanks for the insight. mad.gif
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