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    I don't know much about comics..... what are the especially great ones? I’m not much a fan of superheros but I don’t mind them. I have read Tintin, maus and some stuff by Junji Ito before which I loved...

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    I'm not sure there'd be a lot of agreement they are especially great comics, but there are a lot of comic adaptations of MM's stories. I recently enjoyed reading The Swords of Heaven, The Flowers of Hell, a collaboration between Howard Chaykin and MM. The adaptations by P Craig Russel also stood out to me.

    I haven't read Junji Ito, but have been meaning to for some while. Since you mention him and Maus, maybe consider Shigeru Miizuki's Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths. Again, though, I'm not sure that one's hailed as one of the especially great ones. However, Miizuki is a comics industry giant.

    Alan Moore is another major voice. He's got a lot of titles, many of which are widely considered especially great, but my recommendations are his From Hell and V for Vendetta.
    Last edited by Heresiologist; 10-18-2020, 11:19 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Peacefulpie View Post
      I don't know much about comics..... what are the especially great ones? I’m not much a fan of superheros but I don’t mind them. I have read Tintin, maus and some stuff by Junji Ito before which I loved...
      Hi

      No superheroes...
      Sandman by Neil Gaiman
      Saga Brian K Vaughan
      Will Eisner Life In The big city
      Moonshadow J. M De Matteis.
      Sweet Tooth Jeff Lemire
      DC The New Frontier Darwyn Cooke ( this is a superheroes story but I recommend it a lot )
      Concrete Paul Chadwick
      Lone Wolfe and cup Kazuo Koike
      Fables by Bill Willingham,
      Asterix
      Camelot 3000 M. Barr


      Inside the superheroes niche, I would recommend Alan Moore's The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman albeit not too strictly a superheroes work, I tried to mention just one work of each one of the above.


      "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
      "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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      • #4
        I also would like to recommend a few more

        Dreadstar by Jim Starlin
        Alan Moore's Watchmen
        Planetary by Warren Ellis
        The Shadow by Howard Chaykin
        Skreemer Peter Milling
        Animal Man Grant Morrisson
        "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
        "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by zlogdan View Post
          I also would like to recommend a few more

          Dreadstar by Jim Starlin
          Alan Moore's Watchmen
          Planetary by Warren Ellis
          The Shadow by Howard Chaykin
          Skreemer Peter Milling
          Animal Man Grant Morrisson
          HA watchmen is a really famous one isn't it? I really wanted to read it once but my Mum wouldn't let me cause she thought it was too violent. I tried watching the movie version at my Dad's but I wasn't allowed either :(

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Peacefulpie View Post

            HA watchmen is a really famous one isn't it? I really wanted to read it once but my Mum wouldn't let me cause she thought it was too violent. I tried watching the movie version at my Dad's but I wasn't allowed either :(
            In this case I really recommend you to ask your parents before reading any comics recommended here.
            "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
            "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by zlogdan View Post

              In this case I really recommend you to ask your parents before reading any comics recommended here.
              That was ages ago when I was 13. I'm 17 now and they are more relaxed about what I read.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Peacefulpie View Post

                That was ages ago when I was 13. I'm 17 now and they are more relaxed about what I read.
                Ok. I recommend you to look after comics on used book online stores like Abebooks. They have great prices and great shipping costs for US citizens. Sadly not my case :-)
                "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
                "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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                • #9
                  I can definitely recommend, Mike Mignola's Hellboy books. I've got a couple in Dutch & one in English. Mignola's artwork is some of the best, the most striking, that I've ever seen. The stories are strange & uncanny, but the no-nonsense character of Hellboy, grounds the trade paperback comic-books, from covers to contents. Miignola also did amazing artwork for The Chronicles of Corum, back in the day. That's a book on my wishlist.

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                  • #10
                    Hellboy is pretty awesome, I completely forgot about it.
                    "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
                    "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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