Now a new comic book store has just opened here and I'm looking to maybe buy a couple. Problem is I'm clueless and was wondering if someone could recommend me some to look out for. Not really into the Adam West style Batman style hero more Dark Knight or something like that. Although I'm open to anything so recommend away!
If you've not read 'em, i'd get 'The Walking Dead' comics, much better than the TV series, which has basically turned into a soap with zombies.
Also pick up DMZ and Preacher series.
That's about all the modern comics I've read in the last decade. :lol: I'm currently picking up the Judge Dredd casefiles one by one.
For older stuff, try Slaine, and Charley's War. The latter is one of the best comics i've ever read.
I'm sure Goat will be along shortly with his encyclopaedic knowledge of modern comics.
Nice one cheers. Are their any superhero based comics you would recommend?
Batman: The Killing Joke, The Dark Knight Returns, Year One, Arkham Asylum
V For Vendetta
Y: The Last Man
Slaine: The Horned God
100 Bullets, Scalped and Northlanders are all worth checking out.
Preacher - Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
Punisher - Welcome Back Frank - Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
Punisher MAX - Kingpin/Bullseye/Frank (3 volumes) - Jason Aaron
Walking Dead - Robert Kirkman and various
Batman The Dark Knight Returns - Frank Miller
All Star Batman and Robin - Frank Miller
All Star Superman - Grant Morrison
Fell - Warren Ellis
Transmetropolitan - Warren Ellis
Nextwave - Warren Ellis
Watchmen - Alan Moore
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Alan Moore
Hellboy - Mike Mignola
100 Bullets - Azarello & Risso
Chew - John Layman
On top of those already mentioned:
Fables - Bill Willingham
Doktor Sleepless - Warren Ellis
Planetary - Warren Ellis
Thanks for all the recommendations. Are the older ones any good, stuff like Aquaman, Captain America and Superman? I quite like the artwork on a lot of these I'm just worried their gonna be cheesy as hell.
As for Captain America, Brubaker's recent run from the first issue is the best Cap has ever been and the first 25 issues are sublime.
Criminal (best book on the market)
Incognito (same guys who put out Criminal, Brubaker and Phillips
Spaceman (new series from Azzarello and Risso, the dudes behind 100 Bullets).
American Vampire (2nd best book on the market, yes it's about Vampires but not sparkly gay ones)
If you want something a bit different from Marvel and DC stuff theres titles like: Dogwitch, Casanova, Stray Bullets, The Goon, Barry Ween, The Parker series, Promethea, BONE, Godland.
Dark Horse's Conan/R E Howard stuff is always worth reading especially the first few collections. Always a big hit with metal fans.
A personal favourite series Was Justice League International. Might seem dated given the current trend for uber violent serious bidnuss stuff going on in comics but I think its still great. Reponsible for a lot of "timeless" geek meme/joke moments like "one punch"
And the brilliant duo of Booster Gold and Blue Beatle. Sadly no decent pictures I can find of the infamous BAHAHAHA scene.
Also Rocket Red, who I have a massive fanboy thing for:
Although a tongue in cheek series it solidified a lot of DC's characters, (even beyond the new reboot) mainly the B and C list characters, personalities. Perhaps predominantly how every comic reader thinks of Batman as the super cool, calculating sarcastic guy in the shadows.
And finally whatever they are calling the trade collections for last run of Detective Comics before the reboot. I assume it will be called the Black Mirror like the single issue format arcs. I will straight up put this up with the best Batman runs ever. Yes, ever. Creepy, atmospheric art from Jock (The Losers, Scalped, 2000AD) and script from Scott Synder (American Vampire and currently making Batman the best Big 2 series on the stands at the moment). I loved this run as it was effectively the swan song of the all too short Dick Grayson as Batman era.
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