• Comics - Favorite series? Writers? Artists?
    11 replies, posted
I've been getting more and more into reading comics as of late. I've read through Crossed, Crossed: Family Values, Crossed: Badlands, Preacher, and just finished Invincible. Just started on Alan Moore's Neonomicon. Anybody have some good recommendations along the lines of these? The crazy ones always get the best reactions out of me, and Ennis, Kirkman, and Moore seem to get the best reactions out of me (especially when there's an artist like Jacen Burrows on board). Also, let's just talk comics in general!
Hey, I've wondered from time to time why there wasn't a general comics thread. Seems like a sure thing to me. I'm not sure about recommendations relating to what you've been reading, but I've been reading a lot of Doom Patrol lately, and the Grant Morrison run in the 80's from Doom Patrol #18 is some pretty serious shit. One of the first modern comics to sell without the Comics Code Authority, I believe, and they actually take the adult rating seriously most of the time. Meanwhile, I just finished reading the original run of the Doom Patrol from the 60s. Strangely modern until they do something like mention the Vietnam war or suddenly become outrageously racist.
Read thru the Transmetropolitan series for the third time a week ago. It's probably my second favorite comic series after Sandman.
Really like Ulysse Malassagne's stuff:
Sandman for sure, some new content was just released for it as well.
I uh had a comic thread years ago. It kind of stopped for some reason and I wasn't finding anything good other than manga and the usual IDW TF feels trip and cartoon nostalgia Anyone in for the spirit of the month will like Creepshow. It's campy at times but the stories are interesting, the characters are either so loony tunes over the top or downright cruel, but it all works in the book's favor. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/818hXa7FYeL.jpg
Not a huge fan of comics, but I really loved I Killed Giants http://mudtimes.gr/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/I-Kill-Giants.png Got adapted to a movie somewhat recently that went under everyone's radar. Sadly I haven't seen it yet.
I really love Sam Kieth's cartoonishly exaggerated and stupidly detailed artstyle. https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/3/33913/974573-1254236273.jpg https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-j-5CsfXtkGI/W4lY7C1kE5I/AAAAAAAAJ8s/icJXCLviiCgutPMdimtsKHdbSGwAnGS-ACLcBGAs/s1600/zzz%2BBatman_Secrets%2Bcover%2Bcopy.jpg He's also a pretty good writer when he wants to be.
I didn't mind Sam Keith until Dark Horse got him to draw the third and final part of their original trilogy of Aliens comics. Aliens: Earth War had lot of other problems, but I was a teenager so the art looking like this was by far the worst part for me: https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/110302/b60dceda-db92-4351-a964-9f5defb9bddb/image.png
If that Joker is the Joker I'm thinking about the Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth book was the most fucked up Batman comic I ever read and I loved, though given the origin of how a copy wound up in my hands just added fuel to the fire.
Different artist, but he did work on a sequel
Sam Kieth was perfect for EC comics style monster stuff or Pulp scifi, but he was about as perfect for Aliens as the Strause Brothers.
Sorry, you need to Log In to post a reply to this thread.