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Saturday
May282011

Comics

Fred Hicks asks:

Are comic books on your radar at all? If so, which ones?

Unfortunately, no. I wasn’t into comics at all as a kid. After college, I did venture into it, but almost entirely through trades and graphic novels. I’ve got several shelves worth of collections — things like Sandman, Hellblazer, Preacher, some of the Batman runs, and Hellboy — but I’ve never really followed a title. The only thing that comes close is Hellboy and the BPRD series, which I try pick up every time a new trade paperback comes out. That said, I think those titles actually work better as short stories, along the lines of the first several Hellboy collections, rather than as a continuing series. So no, comic books aren’t really on my radar.

Which ones should be?




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Reader Comments (3)

I find there's a lot variety is comics these days. I mostly buy and read trades. I don't usually read the standard Marvel and DC heroes stuff, although there are occasionally some very good writers writing them. Among my favorites the last few years:

* I love the writer Ed Brubaker, author of "Sleeper" and "Criminal," and 'Incognito." I just read his Captain America, but his crime fiction inspired works are my favorite.
* Warren Ellis is incredibly prolific, and I find his work is uneven (if his different series aren't compelling reading they are usually weird and different). Transmetropolitan and Planetary are among my favorite series of all time.
* I'm starting to read more titles by Brian Wood including Demo and DMZ.

I've also enjoyed reading some other series occasionally like Fables, Y The Last Man, Powers. Looking at the Eisner award winner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Eisner_Award_winners) a lot of my favorite stuff is listed.

May 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJon Edwards

Castle Waiting
The Rabbi's Cat
Invincible

May 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterastl

I'm awful partial to Invincible these days.

May 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFred Hicks

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