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Title: Cool comics and graphic novels
Post by: Gareth on November 24, 2016, 10:11:05 am
Post the cool shit you find.

A couple that I've been reading.

Britannia

Lovecraft-esque (not actually the mythos) by way of the Roman Empire. A soldier trained in seeing the world as cause and effect, not just the whims of the gods, is sent to Britannia, land of druids and barbarians, to deal with a mysterious demonic presence that is decimating the occupying legions.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bFXxyILo_rY/V-LMFgZWLZI/AAAAAAADIJI/hHEhhfDw2mU7zmvyaON0SJrk4jhKovEtgCLcB/s1600/56_31.jpg)



Saga

Star Wars meets Romeo and Juliette with a strong streak of the absurd. A couple from opposite sides of an intergalactic war meet, fall in love, and have a baby. Saga is the story of them trying to raise their child and keep their marriage together as both sides try to kill them.

(https://homeonasaturdaynight.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/saga-title.png)

Also, it has Lying Cat.

(http://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/images/uploads/lying-cat.jpg)



The Black Monday Murders

A detective investigating the ritual murder of a senior executive at a Wall Street firm starts to uncover the ancient secret behind the financial industry.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zyyVzm1h9yk/V62JHu-TsKI/AAAAAAAC0i8/63uTqW-tFBcixLTqbK0UA4RqxJUG4nt3ACLcB/s1600/85_12.jpg)


Uber

In the final days of WW2, as the Allies and Soviets converge on Berlin, an experimental German weapons program reaches fruition and unleashes a new breed of human, the Uber. From the brink of defeat, Germany's fortunes begin to reverse, and the rest of the world must scramble to find a way of countering the threat posed by these deadly beings.

(https://inveteratemediajunkies.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/uber-special-1-blitzkrieg-cover.jpg?w=582)


Title: Re: Cool comics and graphic novels
Post by: Vahha on November 25, 2016, 04:43:51 am
"Horde" aka "Jihad" by Baranko - this one is splendid, only I failed to find its English version free online
http://www.ninthart.org/display.php?article=1083 (http://www.ninthart.org/display.php?article=1083)
http://www.humanoids.com/book/363 (http://www.humanoids.com/book/363)

Of course it includes numerous Russian cultural references, but I guess it's easy enough to understand.



Title: Re: Cool comics and graphic novels
Post by: sporky on November 30, 2016, 12:45:28 am
Awesome Thread! I just looked through Saga yesterday at library, I'll pick it up.

Just started reading this one, if you like vikings and Conan, give it a shot.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northlanders (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northlanders)

Great noir writing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_(comics) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_(comics))

Just awesome, I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before this year.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incal)

Always love Clowes
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25652706-patience (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25652706-patience)

Some may be turned off by the art style if you're not familiar, but he's a great writer and the drawings are really expressive, even if they look too cartoony on first glance.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Nerd (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Nerd)

We just moved to Minneapolis and the library here is awesome, they have like three entire rows for comics, other states we lived in would have like 3 shelves.


Title: Re: Cool comics and graphic novels
Post by: Spyros on November 30, 2016, 02:11:14 pm
Just awesome, I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before this year.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Incal)

Anything by Moebius is good. You may not have heard of him simply because he was French.

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We just moved to Minneapolis and the library here is awesome, they have like three entire rows for comics, other states we lived in would have like 3 shelves.

How are the mosquitoes?


Title: Re: Cool comics and graphic novels
Post by: Gareth on December 01, 2016, 02:19:19 am
Ah, awesome, thanks Sporky, I haven't heard of any of those! I'll check them out!


Title: Re: Cool comics and graphic novels
Post by: sporky on December 02, 2016, 09:17:35 am
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Anything by Moebius is good. You may not have heard of him simply because he was French

Maybe! I have been a fan of this guy:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Boiled_(comics)
For a while, and was sad that he didn't put out a lot of work. Then I discovered his style is from Möebius! And the incal books are long, so it takes a decent amount of time to finish. I actually like the artist who did "before the incal" best I think.

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Ah, awesome, thanks Sporky, I haven't heard of any of those! I'll check them out 
No problem!

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How are the mosquitoes   
Not unexpectedly terrible, but we've lived in Wisconsin before, so knew what to expect. When we first moved to Wisconsin, though, holy shit!


Title: Re: Cool comics and graphic novels
Post by: sporky on December 02, 2016, 09:30:46 am
One more thing about Apocalypse Nerd, the basic story is really classic, with the protagonist being on a camping trip while his city gets nuked. If you like that kind of thing, it's awesome. It's a great  companion to this film:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_in_Year_Zero!
 


Title: Re: Cool comics and graphic novels
Post by: Gareth on February 23, 2018, 03:33:52 am
Been binging Birthright, a comic about a kid who goes missing, whose disappearance tears his family apart, and then a year later a man dressed like an extra from a Conan movie appears claiming that he was that kid, that he stumbled through a gateway to a magical world where he became the Chosen One, the hero destined to defeat the Dark Lord.

That's the setup, and then it gets twistier from there. It's fundamentally a story about this family and their relationship against the backdrop of this hellova cool fantasy setup that deftly plays with the tropes.

Definitely recommend it.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/comics/images/e/e0/Birthright_1.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20141008150455)


Title: Re: Cool comics and graphic novels
Post by: SuperElement on February 23, 2018, 08:13:17 am
Short (so far) but sweet graphic format of Brandon Sanderson's work, White Sand.

(https://www.dynamite.com/previews/C1606908855/JG_WhiteSand01DJC.jpg)

Apparently the second one came out a couple of days ago, and there's one more to look forward to.


Title: Re: Cool comics and graphic novels
Post by: sporky on February 26, 2018, 02:26:45 pm
Birthright sounds good. I've always liked that kind of plot, the Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court-type thing.


Title: Re: Cool comics and graphic novels
Post by: Gareth on November 26, 2018, 01:14:13 am
Read William Gibson's Archangel comic series last night (it's short, 5 issues), thoroughly enjoyed it.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/819zcyJUS7L.jpg)