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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by mr_rich View Post
    spag, ill have a look out for that. ive read mixed reviews about clint, but as someone who isnt a comics purist (and no particular view on millar), think its a great introduction. though the articles are awful, and really not feeling frankie boyles strip rex royd.
    Its been a real pain tbh due to the schedule requiring copy before some of the strips have finished being drawn - at one point it was ahead of the US comic release for Kick Ass 2, but recently we've had to move the on-sale to give us time to get copy in. The Pro is being run in the latest issue and is well worth checking out imo and I've loved Millar's Nemesis. Also I agree the features are utter ****, really could do with some interviews at least instead of crap like Sexy Pets and that. Its meant to be an introduction to comics so good to hear its managed to reach at least one person.

    The Boys is about a team of 'normal' people (one of them is based on a Scotish Simon Pegg) who keep the Superheroes in check when they go off the rails. Its a really snide alternative to the Marvel Universe and if you don't mind the swearing and violence you should get a kick out of it. It certainly doesn't **** about.

  2. #12
    My recommendations are from someone not really much into comics. That's either a) a good thing as you're new too so I'm just picking the ones that really stood out or b) a bad thing as I don't know much about what I'm talking about. So here goes -

    1) The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. This thing is a work of genius. The very first book doesn't have the best art and takes a little while to find its tone (I guess that's why the first book actually released wasn't the actual start...) but the series is absolutely brilliant. Very deep, very smart and full of wonderful characters.

    2) Scott Pilgrim. Yes, the book is much better here. So much better. I saw the movie and wasn't all that impressed, mainly because I hated the main characters. How they feel in the book is entirely different and there is so much more to everything, especially the secondary characters, in the book.

    3) Kingdom Come. This is like the future of superheroes, featuring Superman, Batman etc and a whole bunch I didn't know. The story is fantastic and feels very real (for a world overrun by super beings) and the Alex Ross art is gorgeous.

    4) Arkham Asylum. An old Batman classic. Again, amazing art and a very dark story.

    5) Gregory by Marc Hempell. This is a bit different. It's about a kid in a mental institution. It's sad, funny and beautiful all in one.

    6) It's a Bird. A great story about a comic writer asked to write a Superman comic and all the reasons he didn't want to do it. While that's going on, he comes to terms with an illness in his family. Sounds like a tv movie when I write that but it's really excellent.


    And that's all I can think of at the moment. Oh, as already mentioned The Dark Knight Returns is a great classic.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by spagmasterswift View Post
    Its been a real pain tbh due to the schedule requiring copy before some of the strips have finished being drawn - at one point it was ahead of the US comic release for Kick Ass 2, but recently we've had to move the on-sale to give us time to get copy in. The Pro is being run in the latest issue and is well worth checking out imo and I've loved Millar's Nemesis. Also I agree the features are utter ****, really could do with some interviews at least instead of crap like Sexy Pets and that. Its meant to be an introduction to comics so good to hear its managed to reach at least one person.
    ah, so you actually work for Clint?
    yeah, nemesis is great, and doesnt pull any punches.
    i think jonathon ross has done a good job on turf, and the artwork for that is great too.
    not sure how i would change the features tbh. some of the interviews, with simon pegg / nick frost, charlie brooker and david mitchell have been ok though

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogg Thang View Post
    My recommendations are from someone not really much into comics. That's either a) a good thing as you're new too so I'm just picking the ones that really stood out or b) a bad thing as I don't know much about what I'm talking about. So here goes -

    1) The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. This thing is a work of genius. The very first book doesn't have the best art and takes a little while to find its tone (I guess that's why the first book actually released wasn't the actual start...) but the series is absolutely brilliant. Very deep, very smart and full of wonderful characters.
    cheers for those Dogg.
    i keep seeing Sandman appear on the amazon recommend lists, and keep meaning to check it out.

  5. #15
    Another shout for Sandman. So good I go back time and time again for another read-through.

    Enjoying The Walking Dead too. About 7 volumes in. Very good.

  6. #16
    Don't forget the Frank Miller run on Daredevil.

    I recently purchased some of it but haven't got round to reading it.

    I need to buy all the collected editions/paperbacks but they cost a bit. I think Born Again can be bought cheapish on Amazon.

    Miller's Dark Knight Returns-favourite Batman story ever.

  7. #17
    - From Hell is a tremendous Ripper comic, a million times better than the film.
    - I echo the calls for Sandman.
    - Maus is a classic, a must-read.
    - Bone by Jeff Smith is a lot of fun.
    - Fell: Feral City is a great read. I love Ben Templesmith's art in this book. It's a series of one-off (yet thinly linked) stories about a cop in the rough end of town. It's got a great mood and tight, interesting short stories. Problem is, it's only one book, and the comics themselves are only released once every blue moon. Feral City is the trade paperback for stories 1 to 8, and they've only put out one more comic since then.

  8. #18
    Bone is quite good. You can pick up the one volume anthology pretty cheap too.

    I would also recommend the Dark Knight Returns. Fantastic from start to finish.

    Umbrella Academy is pretty good too. I'm still trying to track down the hardcover/slipcase/whatever version of the first series

  9. #19
    If you are into historic Japanese culture and/or samurai, then I should really plug Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo. Partly because it's an excellent comic, and partly because Stan is one of the nicest people in the world and someone I feel I can call a friend. He is someone who isn't afraid to connect with his fans, although I suspect that's partly because we're not tens of thousands deep; he even charactertured quite a few of us prominent fans in one issue to boot heh.

  10. #20
    some great suggestions coming through, thanks everyone.
    i forgot to mention i used to read 2000AD way back in the late 80s / early 90s, and loved JD and ABC warriors. there was some great one off stories in there too.

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