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Looking for a certain type of comic.

NoneoftheaboveNoneoftheabove Just a conforming non-conformist.Twilight ZoneRegistered User regular
edited October 2007 in Graphic Violence
I was really impressed with Frank Miller's Hard Boiled from an artistic standpoint. Geoff Darrow's artwork for this comic was really exceptional!
But I would like to find more science fiction along those lines, although from more artists inspired by Syd Mead or Ron Cobb, who've been made popularized with movies like Alien and Blade Runner.
Akira and Ghost in the Shell are good, but I'm looking for something more western in flavor rather than anime influence.

Does anyone have any recommendations for Comics/graphic novels along these lines? Or am I looking for something that just doesn't exist?

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    Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Frank Miller's Ronin.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    If there is something to compare to Hard Boiled, I have not yet found it.

    You could try some of Paul Pope's stuff.

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    JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Moderator mod
    edited October 2007
    Transmetropolitan might be up your alley; the setting is a giant, practically endless city that's science-fictiony but in a less art-deco way.

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    DMACDMAC Come at me, bro! Moderator mod
    edited October 2007
    You could try tracking down issues of Doc Frankenstein or Shaolin Cowboy from Burlyman Entertainment. It's too bad they don't publish more often. I can't even remember when the last issue of Shaolin Cowboy came out. :?

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    The CowThe Cow Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    If manga is at all your thing, I would recommend Battle Angel Alita. It's dystopian and hyper-violent, and has pretty awesome characters, so it might be a good fit.

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2007
    you could try finding 2000AD collections, like judge dredd or alan moore's futureshocks book.

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    There's not a whole lot of American comics that have that ultra-detailed dystopian future vibe, but I will recommend Paul Pope's Batman: Year 100, which fits both requirements. Definitely look into Humanoids Publishing's catalog, as well as the previously mentioned 2000 A.D. stuff.

    To be more specific, be sure check out the Metabarons series, as well The Ballad of Halo Jones, D.R. and Quinch, Grimjack, and Nexus, though some of it may no longer be in print.

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    bobgorilabobgorila Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Don't check out DR and Quinch, it's retarded.

    Recent Judge Dredd is always good, I think they put out the Lenny Zero arc in a trade?

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    It's hard to pin down what makes Hard Boiled... Hard Boiled. You may want to check out Black Summer, especially if you enjoy the art. Ryp seems to be kind of channeling Darrow some times. And the story, while not really similar to Hard Boiled, is pretty intense and interesting. Hard Boiled was some pretty intense action movie cranked way the hell up stuff, and that is the feeling I get from Black Summer.

    Maybe WE3 too.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    If you're looking for ultra-violence, the first two volumes of The Mask are excellent.

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    NoneoftheaboveNoneoftheabove Just a conforming non-conformist. Twilight ZoneRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    august wrote: »
    If you're looking for ultra-violence, the first two volumes of The Mask are excellent.

    My tastes in comics are not very traditional. I mostly like graphic novels based off movies or classic literature. I like the comic "Hard Boiled" because I'm fascinated with robots, and I really liked the artwork.
    Which is not surprising because the artwork of the comic inspired the look of my favorite game "Fallout", the classic PC RPG.

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    DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    How about FEAR agent?

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    bobgorilabobgorila Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Robots you say?

    ABC warriors is all about some robots.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    august wrote: »
    If you're looking for ultra-violence, the first two volumes of The Mask are excellent.

    My tastes in comics are not very traditional. I mostly like graphic novels based off movies or classic literature. I like the comic "Hard Boiled" because I'm fascinated with robots, and I really liked the artwork.
    Which is not surprising because the artwork of the comic inspired the look of my favorite game "Fallout", the classic PC RPG.

    Well, The Mask isn't very traditional. I don't know if it would to appeal to your apparently very specific tastes.

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Cholly and fly trap

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    FiggisFiggis Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Some of the 'Heavy Metal' colections might be up your street sir. Moebuis and H.R. Gieger were major contributors. Well worth tracking down some of the old monthlies should be fairly cheap as well.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Doodmann wrote: »
    How about FEAR agent?

    Fear Agent is awesome.

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