While I've noticed the majority of the posts in this sub-forum are comic-related, I decided to mention another wonderful form of literary graphic violence. The Black Library, for those who don't know, is set in the WH40K universe, and is one of my favorite collections of books ever. Ranging from the point of view of the Imperial Guard, to Space Marines, to Chaos, and the Inquisition, the books give a wonderfully robust view of a galaxy in perpetual war.
I suppose what I'm looking for in this thread are a listing/discussion of favorite series/characters, etc, or anything else about the WH40K universe that strikes your fancy!
For myself, no series beats Ben Counter's Soul Drinkers. Close seconds are Gaunt's Ghosts, and The Warriors of Ultramar.
Vaguely on topic, I enjoyed Daemonifuge and the Kal Jericho Comics.
I'm going to keep this open for discussion of comics in the 40k universe, but that's basically it.
I started reading the new one as well. Blood and Thunder was it? Everyone likes da Orkz. I wonder if/when issue 3 came out?
Apparently there are other 40k comics? Anyone know if they've been released in TPB yet?
I just started getting into 40k maybe four months ago and I'm frothing at the mouth for it. The first three books in the Horus Heresy are really damn good. I was amazed how good they were, actually. I devoured them, they were so good. I'd recommend picking them up; Horus Rising, False Gods, Galaxy in Flames in that order.
I'm on the 4th one now, Eisenstein, and while good it isn't as good. The first half hasn't interested me much, though it is really picking up now. I've also read Fire Warrior, which is about the Tau. I loved the Tau society parts but the action moments were a bit too much, simply because a single Fire Warrior probably shouldn't be able to kick that much ass. There is one other 40k book I've read...hmmmm...Night Stalker? Something like that. It was also a great read, nice look into a traitor marine who has been flirting with Chaos.
Nova begs to differ.
Been meaning to find an excuse to post this
I was thinking the same thing when I read that issue.