I don't read a lot of books-- Black Summer, Casanova, Fear Agent, Immortal Iron Fist, and will be picking up Final Crisis mostly because I love Morrison's Seven Soldiers... Anyway, I am starting to branch a little into the "alternative" comics scene. The term "alternative comics" is pretty much irrelevant now anyway, with so much creator owned stuff and webcomics and whatnot, but I'm not quite sure what else to label the thread.
I'm trying to get a lay of the land, figure out what lines up with my interests-- scifi, westerns, ninjas, robots, fighting, etc. I am looking to compile a list of alternative creators and titles, get recommendations, chat about stuff, but I am not interested in bitching about the mainstream or anything like that.
Bryan Lee O'Malley
I am reading Scott Pilgrim currently, or waiting for books 1 and 3 to show up. I ordered the four volumes with my b-day money a week or two ago, and only 2 and 4 arrived, 3 is somewhere, and Borders cannot obtain a copy of vol 1. I read book 1 and 2 back when they first came out, thought it was completely awesome... and then it kind of slipped off the radar when I moved away from the library. I have not read his other stuff.
I own Sharknife and think it is rad. Will get Peng! some day, not really interested in his Rival School issues... Has he done anything else?
I read Heavy Liquid, 100% and Batman Year 100, but do not own any of them. I would like to some day, but I am trying to mostly buy things I have not borrowed from libraries.
Own Gyakushu vol 1, ordering 2 within a week or two, same for Amazing Joy Buzzards.
The same order will include Brandon Graham's King City and Escalator, and James Stokoe's Wonton Soup.
Slightly more mainstream... Casanova is almost the best thing ever, certainly the best spy comic I have ever seen. Trading in the singles for the Luxuria hc, and look forward to doing the same for this current arc.
I've read Hellboy and BPRD, really enjoy it a great deal, but am several years behind on most of it.
I also recently acquired Aqua Leung. About a third of the way through it, and loving every page of it. Amazing book so far.
So what else is out there?
I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.