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Good independents?

yourspaceholidayyourspaceholiday Registered User
edited January 2007 in Graphic Violence
I'm kind of getting tired of the Big 2, and was looking to get into some more independent titles. So far, I read Mouse Guard (Fell and Desolation Jones, too, if you count those), but that's pretty much it. Anyone have any good suggestions? Monthly's would be nice, but they can be released on odd schedules.

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  • CariblueCariblue Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Amazing Joy Buzzards

    Fear Agent

    I like to count these as independent.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    If Dark Horse dosen't count, then Hellboy.

    But I don't know what you like.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Hopeless Savages, Creature Tech, Boneyard, and Grease Monkey are all pretty enjoyable.

    Here are their wikis for some basic plot information: Creature Tech, Hopeless Savages, Boneyard, and Grease Monkey.

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  • robosagogorobosagogo Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Munch, know where I can read Hopeless Savages B-Side All-Flashback Special?

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Well you can buy a copy for two bucks plus shipping here. I don't think it was ever put into any of the collections though.

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Fear Agent.

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  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Invincible

    It's a nigh perfect superhero book, and then it just takes off. One of the few books that I think is almost completely flawless (the link goes to issue 1, and I'll just add that the art gets a bit better as it goes on, though it's not bad at all to start).

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'm a big fan of John Woo's 7 Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. It's only 3 issues in, though, so take that with a grain of salt. Scarlet Traces (from Dark Horse) is also pretty great.

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  • BruanBruan Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I have to also vote for invincible. Damn good story and pretty funny.

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  • robosagogorobosagogo Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Oh yeah, Demo.

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  • hughtronhughtron __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2007
    robosagogo wrote:
    Oh yeah, Demo.
    Demo is Way Cool.

    Did you know it started out as an X-Men pitch, but Marvel rejected it?

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  • robosagogorobosagogo Registered User
    edited January 2007
    hughtron wrote:
    robosagogo wrote:
    Oh yeah, Demo.
    Demo is Way Cool.

    Did you know it started out as an X-Men pitch, but Marvel rejected it?
    Yeah, Demo started as NYX. I suppose it was for the best since Demo is obviously very good and NYX is also, in its own way, a mildly good read.

    But yeah, Joe Quesada ought to be ashamed of the fact that he rejected something so good and then himself wrote something so inferior to the original.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    godland is really good.

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  • LRGLRG Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Man, noone said The Walking Dead?

    It's an on-going zombie survival drama and you should be reading it.

    You can check out the first issue here.. http://www.imagecomics.com/onlinecomics.php

    But you might as well just buy yourself the Book 1 hardcover as soon as possible. Just do it.

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  • yourspaceholidayyourspaceholiday Registered User
    edited January 2007
    I've been thinking about picking up The Walking Dead for a while, but I never really liked zombie stories much. With the amount of praise it got, though, there needs to be something special about it, so I'll probably give it a shot. How is Robots vs. Zombies? I saw an issue in the store today, and it seemed like a really nice layout/art style, but it seemed a tad gimmicky.

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  • LRGLRG Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    If you like character driven drama at all, the Walking Dead is the stuff.

    You'll dig it.

    I have not read Robots v. Zombies or even seen it in the comic store, but I'm gonna order it based on the art style alone.

    Oh, a real fun indie to check out would be The Goon. Nothing but fun.

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  • yourspaceholidayyourspaceholiday Registered User
    edited January 2007
    I was recommended Shaolin Cowboy, and it seems really interesting. Is the series done with, though, or do they plan on releasing more?

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  • SkankPlayaSkankPlaya Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Manifest has an indy, or a couple of indy's. It's ok, fun and frivolous are words I would use to describe his work. I think there's like 3 issues of Journey into Misery and 1 of Dropkick Detectives.

    http://moxiecomics.com/

    Why has no one else posted this information here?

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  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    The Flight Volumes. Those three volumes got me back into comics in a huge way.

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  • yourspaceholidayyourspaceholiday Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Oh yeah, Flight's great.

    Also, Vertigo seems like a good idea. So far, I read/I've read Y, Fables, Alan Moore's Swamp Thing, and some of Grant Morrison's stuff (I haven't gotten to The Invisibles yet, but plan on it). Any other recommendations?

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