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I've run through all of the graphic novels/comic books we have on our shelf. Can anyone recommend more for me? (Is Cla$$war any good?)

What I've read so far:

Fables
Y: The Last Man
Ex Machina
Bone
Hellboy
Various Alan Moore (Watchman, V for Vendetta, Lost Girls, DC Collection, From Hell [not a fan of that one]
We 3
Pride of Baghdad
Wanted
Maus
Various Batman (Arkham Asylum, Year One, The Long Halloween, Dark Knight Returns/Strikes Back, Mad Love, others I'm forgetting right now)
Sandman
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Did you like all of those?
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Persepolis and Persepolis 2 - fascinating perspective on Iranian culture and politics.
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I am a fan of the Star Wars graphic novels. Also many of the Conan series are good.

Also, I just picked up the Discworld and Mouse Guard hardbacks.
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just quick guesses:

The Grendel stuff from Dark Horse
100 Bullets; Preacher; Transmetropolitan all from DC Vertigo
John Wagner / Vince Locke: A History of Violence from DC (clearly better than the movie)
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edosan wrote:
Did you like all of those?


Pretty much all except for From Hell.
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Sinister Dexter wrote:
Persepolis and Persepolis 2 - fascinating perspective on Iranian culture and politics.


We have that. Totally forgot. Thanks for reminding me!
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Have you read Sandman: Endless Nights or Sandman: Dream Hunters yet?

Also, I don't think there's a lot of love here for Hush (Batman), but I really enjoyed it.

Edit: and another vote here for Mouse Guard!

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You can go into Manga.
I recommend stuff that is already finished and published in the USA:

Monster (http://myanimelist.net/manga/1/Monster)
Death note (I liked the manga better than the anime)
Battle Royale
Rurouni Kenshin
Uzumaki
Dr. Slump
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Walking Dead...

"Y" was awsome BTW, but I hated the ending
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The first 3 Astro City books were darn good.

Marvels by Kurt Busiek (he also did Astro City).


I think you might dig SIP - check out Strangers in Paradise

Do you generally like Alan Moore? I see you didn't like From Hell.

Promethea is very good as is Top 10, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The first couple of arcs of Tom Strong where OK... but not my favorite.


ps - What did you think of Lost Girls?

 
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Other geeks wrote:
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Transmetropolitan


+1

Also:

Lucifer
Trondheim's Dungeon
The Invisibles (although if you don't care for it after the first volume, cut your losses and run. It doesn't get any better.)
Beanworld

And if you like X-men, Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-men is awesome sauce.
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vandemonium wrote:


ps - What did you think of Lost Girls?



It was certainly the perviest thing I had ever read in my life. I feel Moore's attempt at turning pornography into an artform was a total success, although I could've done without the beastiality and pedophilia.
 
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vandemonium wrote:


Do you generally like Alan Moore? I see you didn't like From Hell.



From Hell aside, I love everything of Moore's I've read. From Hell just isn't for people with my attention span methinks.
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I really liked Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel. I bought it without any previous knowledge of it, just because I liked the drawings. Then I was captured by the story – more accurately, the autobiography – of the author, and her relationship with her father.

Edit: oh, and Craig Thompson's books also.
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Andi Watson:Geisha, Slow News Day; Breakfast after Noon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andi_Watson

Alex Robinson: Box Office Poison
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Robinson

Craig Thompson: Goodbye, Chunky Rice; Blankets
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Thompson

F.C. Ware: Jimmy Corrigan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Ware

Joel Priddy: Pulpatoon Pilgrimage
http://www.harpercollins.com/author/microsite/about.aspx?aut...

Jason Lutes: Berlin, Jar of Fools
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Lutes
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Top 10 - great stuff from Alan Moore



 
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erak wrote:
vandemonium wrote:


ps - What did you think of Lost Girls?



It was certainly the perviest thing I had ever read in my life. I feel Moore's attempt at turning pornography into an artform was a total success, although I could've done without the beastiality and pedophilia.


It was strange for me... The thing that felt weird for me was that despite all his protestations that it was "just pornography" it certainly seemed like he was going for far more, even beyond just "art" - there was the whole subtext of the looming war. I can't really quite decide what I think about it, other than it was very interesting.
 
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I highly recommend the Girl Genius graphic novels by Phil and Kaja Foglio.

The series motto: "Adventure! Romance! Mad Science!"

It's now a web-comic that publishes a new page every M-W-F, but they collect the pages about once a year into graphic novels; eight so far. Some are currently being reprinted, so be sure to check the order page for availability.

They also have collections of "What's New with Phil & Dixie", "Buck Godot: Zap-Gun For Hire", and other Foglio creations.
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erak wrote:
edosan wrote:
Did you like all of those?


Pretty much all except for From Hell.


Home now.

Anyway, if you liked Fables, I highly recommend Jack of Fables.

For Alan Moore stuff, I'd suggest Promethea if you don't mind getting the full-on dose of the "Alan Moore snake-worshiping sex magick" thing and of course League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Oh -- also the first Alan Moore Supreme book, while being a terrible reproduction, is a great take on Silver Age Superman done by Moore.

If it's more mainstream superhero stuff you're looking for, I've been enjoying Immortal Iron Fist and Invincible Iron Man (those are the two series that taught me "just buy anything Matt Fraction writes").

I've heard good stuff about Mouse Guard but it's still on my "to read" pile.

...and some of the graphic novels I suggest everyone read:
NextWAVE: Agents of HATE
DC: the New Frontier
All-Star Superman
and "anything by Will Eisner"
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Second recommendation for Walking Dead. Excellent stuff.

Strangers in Paradise is in my top 3. (With Sandman and Books of Magic, but the best BoM stuff is still not collected . . .)

Shade the Changing Man (volume 1 is available, 2 is on the way, and with Pete Milligan writing lots for Vertigo again, the rest ought to follow).

The Unwritten vol 1 is being solicited right now, cementing Peter Gross as one of my ball time faves (and he';s the nicest guy in person, too.

Starman by Robinson and Harris is probably the favorite "hero" book I've read.

You've seen my apartment, I could go on for days . . .




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AvidHunter wrote:
Walking Dead...

"Y" was awsome BTW, but I hated the ending


Agreed - Walking Dead is very good. And, being released tomorrow, another one to consider is a graphic novel sequel to Max Brooks' "Zombie Survival Guide", going by the title of "Zombie Survival Guide - Recorded Attacks"! I will be picking up my copy this week!!!

http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/recordedattacks/

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You'd probably dig the Heroes graphic novel.

And Powers has a vaguely Watchmen-esque vibe, but different. It's pretty cool, and a series I recommend.
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Have you seen Paul Cornell's blog in which he lists 30 graphic novels (and commenters mention more) which should be considered for the Hugo next year?

http://www.paulcornell.com/2009/08/thirty-comics-for-hugo-vo...

Some of those might hit the spot.
 
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How about Jamie Hernandez's Locas books - starts with Maggie the Mechanic
or brother Gilbert's Palomar series - starts with Heartbreak Soup
 
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