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Can anyone recommend any good graphic novels?
Recently read League of extrodinary gentlemen, return of the dark knight and the sin city comics, any other suggestions?

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(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:50, archived)
# "touching the bad place"
by
Huntley & Carr is supposed to be reeeaaallly moving

edit: their are one or two graphic novels recounting the events of 9/11 which i reckon would be pretty interesting. they might be shit, but you never know.........
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:52, archived)
# Watchmen
...and woo!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:52, archived)
# hellboy
preacher
bone
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:27, archived)
# Arkham Asylum
is good. Joker ftw.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:52, archived)
# that is good
i've not read it for ages
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:54, archived)
# From Hell
Watchmen
V for Vendetta
Maus
Anything with Batman or Transformers in it
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:52, archived)
# "From Hell" and "V for Vendetta"
are ones where you should either read the comic or watch the film, but not both.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen too
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:10, archived)
# Maus is absolutely stunning, isn't it?
... and I'll add "When the wind blows" by Raymond Briggs to the recommendations.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:14, archived)
# WTWB!
classic!

but so sad!
*sniffs*
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:32, archived)
# Maus is a work of art
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:17, archived)
# ^ this
and also Palestine by Joe Stacco
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:58, archived)
# Woo!!
graphic novels comics.

Yep, Beano was always good.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:52, archived)
# v for vendetta
sandman, any decent batman

[edit] thinking about it, get a load of old judge dredds as well
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:53, archived)
# Damnit
I was going to reccommend Sandman. Amazing series.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:04, archived)
# Ooh
The Complete Ballad of Halo Jones
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:11, archived)
# ^This
Best 2000ad strip ever...imho imho imho....
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:16, archived)
# Best serial
Though best one-off strip has to be ABC Warriors' "Red Planet Blues" from the 1985 (or thenabouts) annual.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:18, archived)
# I remember that
where the 'dead' planet ain't that dead ;) ... brill strip! Yep - 1985 I reckon you're right.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:20, archived)
# All
Alan Moore btw
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:54, archived)
# Walking Dead
f'ing ace

if you like Zombies
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:53, archived)
# ^ this
i'm collecting the reprints at the mo.

(up to 'best defence')
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:54, archived)
# Thirded!
I am loving the TPBs.

Graah!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:10, archived)
# ^this
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:24, archived)
# Superman: Infinite City
Great artwork, nicely-beefed Superman, getting away from all the Routh nonsense.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:53, archived)
# That reminds me, V for Vendetta is in Tesco.
At about £7.97. Would you like me to get it for you? Or will you Play.com it?
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:57, archived)
# it's 5.99 delivered from play.com
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:01, archived)
# Quite tempting.
The 2-disc is massively over-priced and does not come with any commentaries.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:04, archived)
# How generous and lovely of you.
Is it the black and white or colour one?

Or do you mean the DVD?

You probably mean the DVD.

Is it 1 or 2 disc?
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:01, archived)
# I forget.
Does it matter?
Or would you rather go for Play?
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:05, archived)
# I'm in the habit of buying the 2-discs.
And I doubt they will be in Tesco.

(And I bet the 2-disc has more Lovely Mr. Fry on it.)
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:10, archived)
# Well, I'll have a look, and report back later.
Toodle-ooh, Mr-I'm-double-FP-tastic-man! ;)
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:12, archived)
# BAKUNE YOUNG!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:53, archived)
# The Ultimates
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:54, archived)
# Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:56, archived)
# Hallejulagobble
I will buy the collected works one day.....
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:58, archived)
# I've had my eye on that
all the ones I bought years ago got lost/ borrowed
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:00, archived)
# Same here, I used to have quite a few
And they all got dog-eared and borrowed and never returned... but one day I will own them all!!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:02, archived)
# Seems like you love Miller.
Try 300. Then when you see the movie you can act all superior to the rest of the audience.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:56, archived)
# the film looks fucking awesome though
even if it does fuck with the source material, every frame is a work of art.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:02, archived)
# Hell yeah!
I think it'll be amazing, and visually revolutional. Like Sin City was last year.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:07, archived)
# Sin City was amazing.
Although I have to admit to being one of the many poeple that hadn't heard of the comic until the film was made (not really into comics) but I really loved the styling of the film. Also the best thing that Bruce Willis has been in for years.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:10, archived)
# nothing tops Hudson Hawk
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:11, archived)
# I used to have the Hudson Hawk game on my Amiga
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:18, archived)
# ^this
...don't forget Pulp Fiction... another Willis stormer.
...and 12 monkeys...
for a guy who supposedly 'can't act', he's pretty chuffing good.

EDIT: After being reminded by HT's post above, I retract my comments ;)
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:12, archived)
#
He plays the gritty violent character very well. But anything else (Armageddon: take note!) it is a fairly stilton-esque experience.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:18, archived)
# Die Hard being by far his most apt role
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:24, archived)
# hahah
I LOVE Hudson Hawk

its a top film. really!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:22, archived)
# pffft it was ok (from what I remember)
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:25, archived)
# I think it really confused people
Is it an action movie? a comedy? a piss-take? etc
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:29, archived)
# The Spawn graphic novels are beautiful
As are the Aliens series from Dark Horse.
And the Ghost in the Shell books are fantastic.
Edit: Johnen Vasquez's '?' is fantastic also
/sad bastard blog

Nice pic!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:56, archived)
# i prefer the Appleseed graphic novels
but GITS is cool
but then again, Shirow is my hero :)

Orion is another!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:59, archived)
# any idea when the second tv series is coming out in one box set?
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:00, archived)
# i've given up on the TV series for a while
just treated myself to the Naruto series 1:1 DVD
and i'm behind on my Samurai champloo

while i was in Japan i watched a lot of a series called Bleach
fookin amazing! 98 episodes aso far, but i only made it to number 15!
well worth tracking down, although no western release
has been announced yet

oh...
and then again
i need to save my pennys for the complete Evangelion Platinum box set....
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:03, archived)
# paranoia agent is the best thing i have seen this year
i recommend it heartily
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:08, archived)
# i keep looking at that and wondering whether or not i should
they've just released the box set, and i'm very tempted
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:11, archived)
# yes, yes, yes
truely original, inteligent anime.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:13, archived)
# ooooh I have some bleach
I made it to about episode 38 before I ran out.... I am sure that I can find it for you, as I'm on the look out too!

Edit: there are some cocking ace bleach backgrounds on animewallpapers.com
Edit2: I can get you all of Naruto so far if you wish as well :D
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:09, archived)
# my brother has up to episode 58
i really liked it, even though i've hardly scratched the surface
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:10, archived)
# I Know
goddamn we have poo cartoons here in the UK, keep an eye out if you find it I would be most interested to buy.

I've liked it for nearly a year now.

edit: have you seen vandread?
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:12, archived)
# rings a bell
but i think it's another that's past me by lately

i was a massive anime fan 10 years ago
i just don't have the time for it as i used to
which is a shame, as there's too much cool
stuff out there for me yet to discover
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:20, archived)
# i bought the complete evangelion for about £10
from some dodgy site like animetoxic.

great series, i just want to punch the protagonist again and again.

and the original ending utter shit. don't bother watching the last 2 episodes. just buy 'end of evangelion'
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:12, archived)
# i spent almost £200 collecting it as it came out
10 years ago during summer break from college

i have all the endings
i also have the robots, and the figures and the Kubricks!
i love the series, it's just too cool!

i'd just like it all on DVD now, as the VHS copies are fading
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:15, archived)
# i have an eva 5 with the wings
it is one of my most treasured possesions (waits for gods of irony to burgle my house)
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:19, archived)
# my gorjass other half
bought me the 10th anniversary Rei model for my birthday recently
*hugs*
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:30, archived)
# Have you seen his portfolio books Blade and Depot?
I hear there's a new one out, but I don't know what its called
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:05, archived)
# i have Depot
and there's a Depot 2 as well

not heard of any new ones
but then i haven't really been keeping up to date on it all :(
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:08, archived)
# there apparently is a new one
neither called depot or blade

ddamnit I can't remember!!!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:10, archived)
# depot 3 ballistics
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:15, archived)
# *drools down sweater*
phwoar!

I should really do some fan art!!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:56, archived)
# I got one of his books recently...
...from a mate who went to Japan. It's one of the Intron Depot books, but I can't find a source image... I wonder if that means it's a limited edition? Most of it's in Kanji, so I can't tell...

He is fan-bloody-tastic.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:16, archived)
# he is an amazing illustrator
with just the right amount of pervyness :)
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:19, archived)
# If you can get hold of them...
'The Books Of Magic' are rather splendid.

Edit: and Elektra: Assassin (the Bill Sienkiewicz drawn one) is pretty neat as well.

Edit: and the Hellblazer sequence ain't at all bad, just dismiss the lousy movie they made with Keanu 'One Expression of Wonder' Reeves from your mind.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:58, archived)
# We3 is the dog's (cyber)bollocks.
And Preacher. Even girls love Preacher.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 15:58, archived)
# the double page
of the blurred bullets taking that bloke apart at the start is astounding.

But I found the story pretty shit with a piss poor ending.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:05, archived)
# I disagree, mildly.
Story gud. Ending fluffy.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:11, archived)
# You can download all (ten volumes) of MPD Psycho from
Omanga.net

It's excellent! As long as you don't mind a bit of nudity and dismemberment and combinations of the two.

(the TV series by Takashi Miike is ace too!)
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:00, archived)
# i just had a look for that
but it seems to have been removed, none of the links are active!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:07, archived)
# Damn!
Now I'll never find out what happens in volume 11! It finished on a massive cliffhanger too!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:12, archived)
# it only goes up to volume 10 anyway
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:16, archived)
# Volume 10 is the latest edition that Omanga have translated
but the story doesn't end there. I think 11 is out in Japan now.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:22, archived)
# Y - The last man
Transmetropolitan
Preacher
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:04, archived)
# "Body Bags: Father's Day"
"Fathom" (collected comics, get the single edition of the first story, not the European release over two books)
"Fetch"
Definitely must have (The Complete)"Maus" if you haven't already.
"1602"
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:07, archived)
# Yay for Body Bags
was ace when it first came out
Bit disappoiunted by the re-release last year and the follow up though :(
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:08, archived)
# Dirty Pair
by Adam Warren

or any of the Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro

Or Crimson by Humberto Ramos
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:07, archived)
# Battle Angel Alita .....
*fawns*

she so cute......and deadly!!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:38, archived)
# All of the Preacher series
One, after the other, after the other....
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:08, archived)
# Preacher
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:21, archived)
# how about
All of Hellboy
PopBot
Superman Red Son
the Ramos drawn Spectacular Spiderman
Marvel Knights 4
Nextwave Agents of H.A.T.E.
Adi Granov's Ironman was good
and anything drawn by the late Seth Fisher
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:08, archived)
# blue pills (pileules bleues)
by frederik peeters. actually anything by him.
but blue pills are absolutely ace
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:10, archived)
# 60 Plus
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:13, archived)
# Asian Babes
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:13, archived)
# He-She Fuckparty
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:13, archived)
# Geriatric Fisting Chronicals
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:14, archived)
# The BEano
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:14, archived)
# Bunty
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:14, archived)
# Wizzer and Chips
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:15, archived)
# Dirty Fat Bitches with Power Tools
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:15, archived)
# I'd recommend
Jack Staff to anyone.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:15, archived)
# Hairy Bears
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:17, archived)
# Donkey Rape weekly
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:17, archived)
# Or this, which is probably my favourite
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:18, archived)
# Or this
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:19, archived)
# Or this
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:20, archived)
# Or this
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:21, archived)
# Or this
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:21, archived)
# Huzzah!
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:22, archived)
# PREACHER
the best most ultimate graphic novel ever, and borders on being a fucking good read by any standard, "proper" noverl or otherwise
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:19, archived)
# Can anyone recommend any good motion pictures?
Recently seen Citizen Kane, Fistful of Dollars and the Police Story films, any other suggestions?
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:24, archived)
# Asian Layboy bangfest
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:27, archived)
# Howard the Duck
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:29, archived)
# Celine Dion's Dwarf Scat Party
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:30, archived)
# Thumbelina
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:31, archived)
# Kim and Aggies Strap On Marathon
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:31, archived)
# The little mermaid
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:35, archived)
# Mmmm,
fish with tits.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:40, archived)
# Finally on DVD
'bout bloody time.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 17:06, archived)
# Cockfist! - The Musical
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 17:11, archived)
# Sandman
In my limited experience they are rather spiffing.

also the off-shoots
"Death: The high cost of living"
and
"Death: The time of your life"

All by Neil Gaiman.

Failing those, Preacher are nasty (but good) and Sam and Max (only one collection that I know of, "surfing the highway") are genuinely inspired.

/obvious and uneducated comic choice blog
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 16:52, archived)
# anything by Frank Miller is ace
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 17:27, archived)
# Good comics
Anything written by Brian Michael Bendis- Powers ( doubleplusgood ), Torso, Jinx, Goldfish, Ultimate Spiderman, Daredevil. Sock Monkey, Hellboy, BPRD, Lone Wolf & Cub, Samurai Executioner, any Batman stuff by Tim Sale & Jeph Loeb, Top 10, Planetary, anything by Jim Woodring, Promethea, Black Hole, Mome, Kramer's Ergot, Meet John Dark, Paris & Punk Strips by Simon Gane, Rocketo, I Am Going To be Small, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?, Beg the Question, Recess Pieces, Too Much Coffee Man. Just for starters.
(, Wed 1 Nov 2006, 17:40, archived)