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Graphic novel recommendations?

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    Rabid_LlamaRabid_Llama Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Mattie wrote: »
    Is $83 (CDN) a good price for:

    Halo: The Graphic Novel (HC)
    Batman: Hush
    Kingdom Come
    Batman: TDK Strikes Again
    Batman: The Long Halloween

    This is from Chapters/Indigo which sometimes has outrageous prices. Just wondering if I'm better off checking out the various comic shops in the area instead.

    Sounds about average to me. Is that one volume of Hush or both? I would drop Halo, but then again thats just me. The rest is all awesome stuff (TDKSA is kinda iffy).

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    Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I just got done reading Pride of Baghdad. I highly recommend it, though it is depressing as fuck.

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    DreadStar--Awesome SciFi comic with awful disco fashion

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    PodunkPodunk Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Ok. I used to collect comics back when I was teenager, but that got expensive quick, and I dropped it like a decade ago. Fast forward to now, and I've been reading comics in B&N and such for a while, interested in what's out there but not enough to spend money. I got our tax refund last week, and decided to use my $75 in fun money to buy some TPBs, and see how it went. I ended up buying:

    Green Arrow: Quiver
    Squadron Supreme
    Kingdom Come
    Marvels
    Secret War (The old one. I only managed to collect like five issues when I was a kid)

    So far, I've read through Quiver, and I'll probably finish Squadron tonight. I'm already looking at ordering more books. I've already decided on buying Nextwave, but outside of that, I'm not really sure. I think I'd prefer to buy some books that deal with older, more obscure characters, since these big events at Marvel and DC (52, Civil War, etc) use alot of guys I know nothing about. That, and I pretty much read all the Batman TPBs when I was unemployed a couple years ago. I also seem to like Green Arrow and Daredevil. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Daredevil has been really good for the past 5 years or so. Tge hardcovers are all pretty much worth it.

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    PodunkPodunk Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    After looking around, I think my next batch is going to be:
    Daredevil: Father
    New Frontier Vol 1+2
    Starman Vol 1

    Thanks for all the good suggestions throughout the thread.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Daredevil: Father, I haven't heard great things about.

    New Frontier is fantastic though.

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    AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Podunk wrote: »
    After looking around, I think my next batch is going to be:
    Daredevil: Father
    New Frontier Vol 1+2
    Starman Vol 1

    Thanks for all the good suggestions throughout the thread.

    Replace DD: Father with DD: Born Again and you're set

    NF and Starman a very good aswell

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    PodunkPodunk Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Born Again seems to be kind of hard to find. I'm currently using instocktrades.com for my books. Does Born Again happen to be collected in any other book? In Essentials or Visionaries or something like that?

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    HeadhunterHeadhunter Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Kingdom Come was the first trade paperback I ever bought, still the best. I'd recommend the Absolute edition if you have the budget, it's something like $80-100 but I guarantee you'll love it.

    For something a bit further off the beaten path, I find Ex Machina to be extremely engaging. Brian K. Vaughn and Tony Bedard have created a truly unique title, blending politics and science fiction seamlessly with modern day reality in a credible and compelling mix, an absolute ***** read in my opinion. There's 4 volumes out so far, each one is a fairly self contained arc and among the cheapest trades on the market (I'd buy them without hesitation at twice the price, really).

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    WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Algertman wrote: »
    NF and Starman a very good as well
    New Frontier is just so great it hurts me not to be close to it.

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    PodunkPodunk Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I actually bought Kingdom Come in last batch. Still have to read it, but it's on my dining room table. I can't drop the money for the Absolute stuff. I'll give Ex Machina a look though.

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    SquirrelNinjaSquirrelNinja Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Blade of the Immortal, I was in little Tokyo and was honestly thinking of picking up the next 2 books just so I can see whats going o happen even though I don't read a word of Japanese.
    Also The Ultimates line from Marvel...although on a personal note I'd stay away from Iron Man, not so much a fan of that one.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I read the first few Blade of the Immortals, and goddamn is it awesome, but goddamn there's a lot of it and it costs money.

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I haven't read it myself, but I've heard positive things about We3.

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    PhoneBonePhoneBone Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    I haven't read it myself, but I've heard positive things about We3.

    We3 is a fantastic read, albeit rather short and terribly depressing.

    Quitely does some of his best art in this book and the writing, while not heavy in dialogue, really gets to you.

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Headhunter wrote: »
    For something a bit further off the beaten path, I find Ex Machina to be extremely engaging. Brian K. Vaughn and Tony Bedard have created a truly unique title, blending politics and science fiction seamlessly with modern day reality in a credible and compelling mix, an absolute ***** read in my opinion. There's 4 volumes out so far, each one is a fairly self contained arc and among the cheapest trades on the market (I'd buy them without hesitation at twice the price, really).

    Yes and yes. I usually only browse comics on a whim while at the local hobby store, but this one really caught my attention. Every other comic or "graphic novel" or whatever I've read is just boring super hero stuff (yes I'm totally biased), but I found this one to actually be interesting. For all the reasons you've pretty much listed.

    Now not being into comics, how many are in a volume? I know I haven't read them all.

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    projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    PhoneBone wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    I haven't read it myself, but I've heard positive things about We3.

    We3 is a fantastic read, albeit rather short and terribly depressing.

    Quitely does some of his best art in this book and the writing, while not heavy in dialogue, really gets to you.


    Is that the animal one? I read that in the store and really liked it.

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    supertallsupertall Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Can anybody enlighten me on "The Goon"? I like the art style, but haven't heard much about it.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    holy shit dog
    this thread is six years old
    the post before yours was from five years ago
    damn

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    AtheraalAtheraal Registered User regular
    Well, since this thread's already been raised from the dead, I can only say

    Heavy Metal

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    WarponyWarpony Too small. The MoonRegistered User regular
    Id say Watchmen but that has been coveted I bet. How about some Bone graphic novels or Usagi Yojimbo to relish times when cartoons rocked?

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    wait, who resurrected this thread

    I didn't think you could delete posts anymore

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    WarponyWarpony Too small. The MoonRegistered User regular
    Was it locked? Hm...

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    i definitely replied to someone, but i was too lazy to click the quote button, so now it is a mystery

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    AriviaArivia I Like A Challenge Earth-1Registered User regular
    It was spam!

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    WarponyWarpony Too small. The MoonRegistered User regular
    Heh, wel you do know of the spam song...

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