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New to comics? No problem! You might think that there are just way too many comics out there with decades of confusing continuity that it’s just not worth the trouble to get into. That’s why your friends here at Graphic Violence have put together this list of great comics you can pick up and read whether or not you even know what a MODOK is! We guarantee each and every one of the comics listed here is a well-written story that you won’t regret reading! We’ve even organized them so that if you want a comic with ghouls and vampires or one with rayguns and E.T.s, you know just where to look! Just saw The Avengers, and you want to read a great story about the Hulk? Well just ctrl+F “Hulk”, and you’ll see just what you ought to read! And these suggestions are just the tip of the iceberg! Don’t be afraid to ask for more recommendations in the thread!
FANTASY Neil Gaiman’s Sandman - A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic--and human--mistakes he's made during his vast existence. (Amazon, Comixology) Bone - After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one they find their way into a mysterious valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. The first chapter in the exciting adventure that became a worldwide graphic novel phenomenon! (Amazon, Comixology) Fables - When the Adversary conquered the lands of legends, the inhabitants were forced into exile. They form a secret society, a hidden enclave in modern-day New York. Bill Willingham's award-winning fractured-fairy-tale series explores the world of these beloved fables...one that exists within our own. (Amazon, Comixology) I Kill Giants - Barbara Thorson is your new hero: A quick-witted, sharp-tongued fifth grader who isn't afraid of anything. Why would she be? After all, she's the only girl in school who carries a Norse war hammer in her purse and kills giants for a living... At least, that's what she'll tell you - but where does the fantasy end and reality begin in the heart of this troubled girl? And what if she's telling the truth? (Amazon, Comixology) Skullkickers - No one knows who these two mercenaries are or where they came from. The only thing that's clear is they're two of most ornery, trouble-making warriors that've ever lived. It's action-adventure comedy, sword & sorcery-style. (Amazon, Comixology)
HORROR Hellboy - When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar. (Amazon, Dark Horse Digital) B.P.R.D. - In 2001, Hellboy quit the B.P.R.D., leaving Abe Sapien to lead Liz Sherman and a bizarre roster of special agents to defend the world from occult threats (Amazon, Dark Horse Digital) Locke and Key - Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all... (Amazon, Comixology) Neonomicon - Brears and Lamper, two young and cocky FBI agents, investigate a fresh series of ritual murders somehow tied to the final undercover assignment of Aldo Sax –the once golden boy of the Bureau, now a convicted killer and inmate of a maximum security prison. From their interrogation of Sax (where he spoke exclusively in inhuman tongues) to a related drug raid on a seedy rock club rife with arcane symbols and otherworldly lyrics, they suspect that they are on the trail of something awful… but nothing can prepare them for the creeping insanity and unspeakable terrors they will face in the small harbor town of Innsmouth. (Amazon)
SCIENCE FICTION Planetary - Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner and the Drummer are Planetary: Archeologists of the Unknown; tasked with tracking down evidence of super-human activity, paranormal secrets and histories, like a supercomputer that can access other universes, a ghostly spirit of vengeance, or an island of dying monsters. (Amazon, Comixology) Global Frequency - Miranda Zero, the mysterious leader/benefactor/recruiter of Global Frequency is a woman with a mission. She saves people. She and 1,000 others make up the most diverse team of specialists the planet has ever seen. Their job? To save the world, usually before anyone else notices there's a problem. (Amazon, Comixology) Fear Agent - When down and out alien exterminator, Heath Huston stumbles upon an extraterrestrial legion of amoebas preparing to annihilate the Earth, he's forced to choose between the bottle and resuming his roll as a peace keeper, as The Last Fear Agent. Heath's former band of soldiers, the Fear Agents was comprised of a group of the last remaining humans on Earth, whose sworn duty was the protection of their home world against alien invaders. A number of years after preventing a large scale invasion of Earth, the Fear Agents were all slaughtered in a mysterious incident. (Amazon) Five Fists of Science - In 1899, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla decided to end war forever. With Twain's connections and Tesla's inventions, they went into business selling world peace. So, what happened? Only now can the tale be told - in which Twain and Tesla collided with Edison and Morgan, an evil science cabal merging the Black Arts and the Industrial Age. Turn of the century New York City sets the stage for a titanic battle over the very fate of mankind. (Amazon, Comixology) Atomic Robo - In 1923, Nikola Tesla's career is in its twilight... until he unveils a robot with automatic intelligence - ATOMIC ROBO! After decades of dealing with all manner of weirdness, Atomic Robo and the so-called Action Scientists of Tesladyne become the go-to defense force against the unexplained! (Amazon, Comixology) The Manhattan Projects - What if the research and development department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs? What if the union of a generation's brightest minds was not a signal for optimism, but foreboding? What if everything went wrong? (Amazon, Comixology) Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye - The ultimate Transformers saga is here! This ongoing Transformers title sends the Transformers on an epic quest to the farthest reaches of the Transformers Universe and beyond! (Amazon, Comixology)
DRAMA Scalped - Fifteen years ago, Dash Bad Horse ran away from a life of poverty and hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation. Now, he's come back home to find nothing much has changed on The Rez in this gritty, gripping organized-crime drama. (Amazon, Comixology) Parker - The story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind - to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him! (Amazon, Comixology) Preacher - At first glance, the Reverend Jesse Custer doesn't look like anyone special--just another small-town minister losing his faith. But when he comes face-to-face with proof that God exists, he begins a violent and riotous journey across the country in search of answers from the elusive deity. (Amazon, Comixology)
OTHER Astro City - An anthology series about life in a world where superheroes are everywhere, Astro City tells the stories of innocent bystanders, career criminals, alien invaders, and the heroes themselves. (Amazon) Chew - Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It's a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. (Amazon, Comixology) Saga - Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war. - (Amazon, Comixology) Scott Pilgrim - Scott Pilgrim's life is totally sweet. He's 23 years old, in a rock band, between jobs, AND dating a cute high school girl. Everything's fantastic until a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. Will Scott's awesome life get turned upside-down? Will he have to face Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends in battle? Short answer: yes. Long answer: Read Scott Pilgrim. (Amazon, Comixology) Sin City - It's a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town. But Marv doesn't care. There's an angel in the room. She says her name is Goldie. A few hours later, Goldie's dead without a mark on her perfect body, and the cops are coming before anyone but Marv could know she's been killed. Somebody paid good money for this frame… (Amazon, Dark Horse Digital) Transmetropolitan - In the near future, gonzo journalist/cult author Spider Jerusalem lives fast and loose in The City--a chaotic melting pot of cultures, subcultures, lifeforms, and technologies. Mastermind writer Warren Ellis delivers this sharp, manic, anything-goes extrapolation of urban life. (Amazon, Comixology) We3 - The unforgettable story of three innocent pets converted into deadly cyborgs by the military. They're prototypes, slated to be permanently de-commissioned--until they make a desperate run for freedom. Relentlessly pursued, the WE3 team navigates a frightening world, seeking something called home. (Amazon, Comixology) Y The Last Man - This is the saga of Yorick Brown--the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome. Accompanied by his pet monkey, Yorick searches for his lost love...and the answer to why he's the last man on earth. (Amazon, Comixology)
-Extremis - A landscape of terrifying new technologies threatens to overwhelm fragile mankind! What is Extremis, who has unleashed it, and what does its emergence portend for the world? (Amazon, Comixology)
-Invincible Iron Man - (Amazon, Comixology)
-Man Out of Time - When the Avengers pull a frozen soldier from the sea, they bring back the Living Legend of World War II---a man whose memories of life 60 years ago are as fresh as yesterday! How will Steve Rogers adapt to the world of the 21st century? (Amazon, Comixology)
-Winter Soldier Saga - Shattered fragments of Cap's past are called into question by new memories that keep flooding his mind. Is someone playing mind games with him, or has he been in the dark about certain events for years? Only a trip to the scene of his most devastating failure will answer that question. (Amazon, Comixology)
-Captain America: Castaway in Dimension Z - Captain America has been thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home! With no country or allies to turn to, what's left for the Sentinel of Liberty to protect? The saga of Dimension Z begins here! - (Amazon, Comixology)
-Visionaries: Walt Simonson - (Amazon, Comixology)
-After Ragnarok - Returned to the pantheon of great Marvel heroes, the Asgardian God of Thunder is reunited with the mortal form of Dr. Don Blake. Together, they must reckon with the legacy of the mythic Norse kingdom and the awakening of its immortal heroes - but in a world that may not want them back! (Amazon, Comixology)
-The Mighty Thor - What is the Worldheart? Plucked by Thor and his companions from the deepest roots of Yggdrasil - the World Tree, split in twain - the cosmic seed is now the most coveted object in Odin's possession. But the Silver Surfer - herald of Galactus, devourer of worlds - recognizes the Worldheart as the one object that could forever sate his master's apocalyptic appetite. Now, the Surfer has come to Asgard to claim a prize Odin will not surrender without a fight - and Thor is caught in the middle. Will he entrust the Worldheart to the Surfer for the betterment of the universe, or choose instead to fight to the death for the glory of Odin? - (Amazon, Comixology)
-Thor: God of Thunder - The gods are vanishing, leading Thor on a bloody trail that threatens to consume his past, present and future. To save these worlds, Thor must unravel the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher! - (Amazon, Comixology)
-Hulk: Season One - See the beginnings of the green goliath for a new generation! This is the definitive origin of the Hulk -- as well as Betty Ross, now Red She-Hulk; and General "Thunderbolt" Ross, now the avenging Red Hulk! Plus: Gamma Base, Rick Jones and the introduction of a new Hulk villain that will continue to haunt both him and his alter ego, Dr. Bruce Banner, in present continuity! (Amazon, Comixology)
-Planet Hulk - Savage alien planet. Oppressed barbarian tribes. Corrupt emperor. Deadly woman warrior. Gladiators and slaves. Battle axes and hand blasters. Monsters and heroes...And the Incredible Hulk! Let the smashing commence! PLANET HULK BEGINS!!! (Amazon, Comixology)
-World War Hulk - xiled by a group of Marvel heroes to the savage alien planet of Sakaar, the Hulk raged, bled and conquered through the pages of last year's Planet Hulk epic, rising from slave to gladiator to king. Now the Hulk returns to Earth to wreak his terrible vengeance on Iron Man, Reed Richards, Dr. Strange and Black Bolt -- and anyone else who gets in his way. Stronger than ever, accompanied by his monstrous Warbound gladiator allies, and possessed by the fiercest and purest rage imaginable, the Hulk may just tear this stupid planet in half. (Amazon, Comixology)
-The Indestructible Hulk - Hulk: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?? The Hulk is an indestructible force, more weapon than man. Bruce Banner is the smartest man alive. Combined they are the strongest, smartest weapon on the planet! - (Amazon, Comixology)
-Ultimate Spider-Man - High school, puberty, first dances - there are many pitfalls to being young. Compound these with intense personal tragedy and super-powers, and you can start to visualize the world of Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man! Read the book that Entertainment Weekly calls One of the most emotionally resonant depictions of teendom in comics since Spider-Man's debut. (Amazon, Comixology)
-Big Time - Big changes are happening for Spider-Man: Bigger threats, bigger guest-stars, and a big opportunity that could turn Peter Parker's life around! Guest starring The Avengers and The Fantastic Four! (Amazon, Comixology)
-Spider-Island - New York has been infested! Normal people are getting Spider-Powers! Heroes and villains are crawling all over Manhattan and no one knows why! Remember, if everyone's a Spider-Man...then no one is. (Amazon, Comixology)
-Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Wolverine - The master of mutants joins the master of ninjas in Wolverine's first solo series - replete with romance, intrigue, and mayhem! Our beleaguered berserker's in Japan on a mission of the heart, if he can survive the Hand first! Plus: the introduction of everyone's favorite riotous ronin, Yukio! (Amazon, Comixology)
-Get Mystique - Wolverine has just one thing on his mind: revenge. But who is the focus of his rage, and what dark secret does he share with them? And how far over the edge is Wolverine willing to go to get what he wants? (Amazon, Comixology)
-Weapon X - In the jungles of Colombia, people are turning up dead, whole villages brutally slaughtered by a team of soldiers who move through the shadows like ghosts. Once again, it seems, someone is looking to build the perfect killing machine. That means it's time for Wolverine to step in, and remind them that someone already did. (Amazon, Comixology)