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Title: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Mickey Finn on May 08, 2008, 01:48:57 PM
Dresden left off because I'm trying to see what else people read ;)

(Note: Not in media because I'm looking to cross ref this with Dabel)
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Derek Ruiz on May 08, 2008, 02:55:56 PM
Does pretty much anything count?
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Mickey Finn on May 08, 2008, 04:33:23 PM
Yes, in ALL the fields. ;)

Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Priscellie on May 08, 2008, 05:39:42 PM
Oh, Mickey!  I finally picked up the first TPB of Transmet.  Awesome!  I shall definitely be picking up the next trade soon.  Thanks for the rec.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Wolfhowls on May 08, 2008, 05:41:55 PM
Oh, Mickey!  I finally picked up the first TPB of Transmet.  Awesome!  I shall definitely be picking up the next trade soon.  Thanks for the rec.

What be that?
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Entropy Geek on May 08, 2008, 06:09:32 PM
It's awesome. Written by Warren Ellis about a crazy journalist in the future named Spider Jerusalem, basically styled after Hunter S. Thompson who I dearly love. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmetropolitan

I'd recommend The Invisibles by Grant Morrison. Amazing stuff. Great uses of magic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisibles
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Shecky on May 08, 2008, 06:32:38 PM
Oh, Mickey!

Was I the only person who started to hear "you're so fine" after this?  ::)



Must...not...ban....user...must....control....finger...of ....death...... -Mickey
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Derek Ruiz on May 08, 2008, 06:42:03 PM
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman is amazing...
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Soulless Mystic5523 on May 08, 2008, 08:12:32 PM
I loved some of those Marvel Max Comics. Comics that didn't hold back. And I of course love Gaiman's comics. :)
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Shecky on May 09, 2008, 10:43:22 AM
Must...not...ban....user...must....control....finger...of ....death...... -Mickey

*snicker* Sorry, Mickey. But 'Cellie started it. *halo*
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Priscellie on May 09, 2008, 10:50:58 AM
Well, you are pretty fine, Mickey. :D
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Mickey Finn on May 09, 2008, 01:30:42 PM
(sees about slimming down by ConDFW to fit Pris's mental image)
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Wolfhowls on May 09, 2008, 04:20:48 PM
There is an online comic that I like it's called High Moon. Since everyone gets me hooked on comics I figured I could share that so others could get hooked on it.

http://www.zudacomics.com/node/109

( I hope me posting the link doesn't piss anyone off)
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Mallana on May 10, 2008, 12:49:19 AM
Oh goodness, the comic books I read...so many.  Umm some of my earliest were The New Mutants, which *bam* puts an age stamp on me right off.  One of my faves will always be Transmetropolitan.  I read a batload of Marvel X titles in high school.  Gen13 and DV8.  Batman, Batgirl.  And a lot of webcomics.  8 Bit Theater and MacHall probably my two favorites, with VG Cats hot on their heels.  Sandman, Steven Niles vamp graphic novels.  I'll add more in as they come to me. 
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Kiriath on May 11, 2008, 04:36:55 AM
I read pretty much anything.

Like the Archie Sonic comic a long time ago. The Director's Cut of Endgame, for me, is the Sonic story.

Anyway, very more recently, I devoured the Sandman a half a year ago. It's surrealism with a soul, satisfying to read after so many anime where the headtrips make no sense at all, and it makes me crazy impatient to try my own hand at a story like its primary arc. I'm two volumes into the Simone run on Birds of Prey, in which Lady Shiva is love, and on the final volume of Miyazaki's Nausicaa manga.

Action comic don't do it for me at all, and neither do the silly chuckle-a-day comics. I need a lot of words, even in the light reads, like Birds of Prey. My signature is from one of my favorite webcomics. ;)
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: wildwill on May 11, 2008, 06:39:41 PM
Since I've been reading comics since the 70's, I've probably read something from EVERY style of comics published at one point or another.  In order to truly appreciate an artistic medium you have to have exposure to the entire medium, not just what's being presented currently, so I have a bunch of Golden Age hero reprints (well, to be honest I actually own one Golden Age comic too, "Young Allies #20"), I love the Silver-Age of comic, especially DCs of course.  I'm not all that fond of the Marvel Age/Bronze Age, even though those were still being published when I was a lad and it's what was current when I first started reading - though there are some great books that came out during that time period - ESPECIALLY Amazing Spider-man (Specifically #121 and #122). 

I started collecting with the Marvel toy Licenses of the late 70's and Star Wars, but that was only the beginning.  I loved The Micronauts, and that took me to my first Comic Book Store in 1982, and at that point my addiction was fed on a regular basis.  I've followed both the business and the creative side ever since. 

These days with a growing family I can't afford to purchase much anymore, the days of being able to buy a stack of books for $15 on Friday afternoon (a lot of people don't remember that New Comic Day USED to be Fridays before the age of Diamond being the only distributor) are long gone.  $15 gets you 4 comics these days, if that. 

I still read a bunch of books, but nothing regularly anymore.  It's just too expensive for me, and I don't have the space anymore.  My collection has over 6,000 comics, which is more than 20 long-boxes.  Most of them are in my storage unit because I don't have space in my apartment with an 18 month old running around. 

The only books I'm buying currently are:

Grendel
Nexus
Dresden Files
Serenity

That's it.  Four mini-series.  I buy no on-going series.  If I want to read an ongoing I wait until it's collected, or I read them digitally.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Soulless Mystic5523 on May 12, 2008, 08:02:18 PM
I have one comic that I really wish my dad had waited longer to give me. It's Giant sized X-men #2. Not sure on the year, because iot's pretty tatty. Dad gave it to me whan I was about 9 or 10, and I didn't appreaciate comics then, and abused it.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: wildwill on May 13, 2008, 12:03:54 AM
Well, one reason why older comics are worth more than newer comics is exactly that - people beat the crud out of their books and thus mint-condition copies are worth more.  But don't sweat it too much, a Giant-Size X-Men #2 is worth less than $20 despite what the price guides say - check ebay, no ungraded copy has sold for more than $20 in the last 90 days.  Now a GRADED copy can go for hundreds, but then you would have had to never read it.

Once again, I reiterate, comics are for reading and collecting, not investing.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Soulless Mystic5523 on May 13, 2008, 12:13:38 AM
Oh, I wasn't really worried about the money value, but more about the fact taht I can barely read it anymore. :) In my opinion, comics are meant to be read and enjoyed, not horded and protected.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: OZ on May 13, 2008, 12:39:42 AM
I liked the old Marvel and DC titles before they became so heavy handed with the political and social commentary. Now I read mostly mini-series and adaptations like Hedge Knight. I loved most of Liberty Meadows although the last couple of issues were a let down. I really liked several of the Crossgen titles and was really disappointed when they went under. They, along with Ultimate Spiderman, were what got me reading comics again after almost twenty years. I was even more disappointed when Disney bought them out and consigned them to the rubbish heap. I like Fables, the only Vertigo title to hold my interest for long. It's really too bad that most (not all) of the best artists are tied up doing DC and Marvel which I hardly read any more. An exception to that is DC's Simon Dark which I have enjoyed so far but will probably quit reading when it comes in contact with the rest of the DC universe.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Mallana on May 15, 2008, 07:01:34 PM
I just read Serenity: Those Left Behind and liked it a lot.  I think I'm more into graphic novels these days, I want a full story with more plot and less spandex.   :D
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Chiroptera on May 15, 2008, 08:05:36 PM
I'd never read many before this actually.  I read part of the first Sandman, and I read 30 Days of Night and that was it before Welcome to the Jungle.  I have trouble staying focused with comic books, I think all the colors distract me  :P 
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: LLJade on May 19, 2008, 03:39:22 PM
I'd have to say that the only other comic I read would be manga. Besides being a huge Dresden fan, I'm also a hardcore anime and manga otaku and I have to say that so far, the Dresden comic is the only American comic book I would go out of my way to buy since I'm such a fan of the series.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Wolfhowls on May 28, 2008, 05:19:39 PM
Just picked up a two comics called Tales of Cthulhu and Fall of Cthulhu. I get way too excited when I read these comics.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Lisaô on June 06, 2008, 02:04:32 PM
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman is amazing...

YES.  Boyfriend made me read these comics, being a zombie nut, 'cos he couldn't shut up about them.  They blew me away.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: LadyHitchhiker on June 06, 2008, 11:20:05 PM
I read

League of Extraordinary Gentleman

Star Trek (of all varieties ... even the old 60s versions)

Sam & Max

Any of Jhonen Vasquez's works

The Gunslinger (Dark Tower)
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: rmcf on June 25, 2008, 08:25:40 PM
If you liked Transmet you would probably like The Boys, an anti-superhero, dark, violent, well written series by Garth Ennis. 

I thought Wanted was really good too, but I can't quite figure out what the movie and the book will have in common aside from the name.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: df2506 on June 25, 2008, 11:42:53 PM

I don't read too many regular comics anymore. I'm mostly getting trades now, expect for Dresden Files and occassionally an issue of Ultimate Spiderman. (aside: although I did get to pick up some extra comics this week: Booster Gold, Wolverine, Justice Society, the Spirit. BG, Wolverine, and JS were all really good).

The ones I just HAVE to collect in trades/hardcover/etc:

Invincible (Image): Great book. Its a superhero book, but unlike anything else out there. This book takes chances and keeps suprising me.

The Dark Tower: I have the first hardcover and I plan to get the second one! I'm a big fan of the DT books & comics.

Anything by Dwight L. MacPherson: Really good creator. Read his comic, Edgar Allan Poo, recently and its excellent. Other books coming up: Kid Houdini, Edgar Allan Poo 2, M-Theory (a retro sci-fi pulp book), and more!

Anything by Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale: Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory, Superman For All Seasons, Daredevil: Yellow, Spiderman: Blue! All great comics, imo. I also need to get Catwoman: When In Rome and Hulk: Grey. Coming soon: Captain America: White! These guys are great team, imo.

So, anyway, I collect (off and on) classic Marvel/DC stuff, stuff based off of novels, and comics from Image.

I also really liked the new issue of Wolverine and the comic Booster Gold (time traveling superhero) and plan to check out trades for both.

I want to check out some of Alan Moore's ABC comics in trades too (especially Top 10, Tomorrow Stories, and Tom Strong).

And I definitly can't wait to read more Dresden Files comics!

DF2506
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: alton on July 08, 2008, 12:04:33 AM
Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday #1-24 is an excellent read and the art is absolutely stunning.  The new Thor run has been good also but I'm biased ,I'm a huge Thor and Norse myth nut. Trades of Gaimans Sandman are good and the Conan series from Dark Horse is good but once again I'm a huge REH and Conan fan. Mike Mignola's Hellboy is also an excellent read pick up the trade paper backs. The new Iron Fist series from Marvel has also been really good. Planetary by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday was a great read buy the trade paperbacks they're worth it.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: OZ on July 08, 2008, 06:20:50 AM
Planetary was incredible. As a teenager I liked reading the old pulp heroes (Doc Savage, the Shadow, G-8 the Flying Ace, etc.) I loved how the series included versions of them along with the more "modern" heroes. I also like the Goon although I admit I haven't read every issue.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: ludomaniac on July 08, 2008, 06:18:32 PM
Let's see...this is my current pull list at my FLCS:


I've never been able to get into any supers title.


Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Usagi13 on July 09, 2008, 07:19:48 AM
I mostly read manga. Some of my favorite mangas are Chrono Crusade, Trinity Blood, Card Captor Sakura, Shaman King, and My Cat Loki. About the only other kind of comic i read are web comics! :D DrunkDuck.com has alot of good ones :)


P.S. sorry if i miss spell any thing... i suck at spelling...
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Hagbard Celine on August 02, 2008, 10:18:12 PM

I stopped reading comics altogether for about 10 years, and recently was sucked back in by Secret Invasion.  (I was a longtime Fantastic Four reader and have always liked Skrulls).  However I'm pretty disgusted on the whole by how almost uniformly lousy comic books have become.  The artwork has devolved because of things like Photoshop, so you have the same pose being pasted around with different dialogue on it.  Not to mention all the tracing/stealing that goes on (Mack, Land, et. al).  There was one page in a recent FF comic that I picked up where Johnny Storm had obviously been traced from photos or frames of three different actors...on a single page!  In one he looked like Matt Damon, in another he looked like Owen Wilson, and the third he looked like Neal McDonough.  It was pretty sad.  Try reading an issue of New Avengers or something...eek!  All the dialogue is bad frat-boy snark, and if there wasn't a speech balloon coming out of their lips you couldn't tell who was talking.  I think in a way it's not only the fault of the writers/artists, but things are just being rushed into production like mad. 

You know it's sad when the movies are more like the comics used to be, than the comics are today.

All that said:  The "Welcome To the Jungle" mini was well-done overall.  I can't wait for Storm Front. 
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: phaedrus on August 03, 2008, 11:47:39 PM
i'd stopped for many years as well.

i was always a Marvel fan, now i also read topcow, Bluewater and a few others
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: SŻlien on October 31, 2008, 10:50:17 AM
I got addicted Colleen Doran's "A Distant Soil" when I was stationed in Germany and I have issues 1 through 17 or so and need to pick up the rest.  Otherwise, I've read Neil Gaiman's "The Books of Magic" (which I still have around here somewhere), "Jon Sable, Freelance" (which a friend got me hooked on) and Top Cow's "The Darkness".  There's another one similar to "The Books of Magic", but I don't remember what it's called.  I seriously need to go through the boxes in the garage to find all of my comics one of these days.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Spectacular Sameth on November 06, 2008, 07:05:16 PM
Most of my American comic collections are superheroes:
Iron Man
Spider-Man
Batman
Fantastic Four
The Tick
Teen Titans
X-Men

But I've got like two or three non-superhero ones such as Bone. Bone (for those of you uncultured bastards who don't know) is a fantasy series by Jeff Smith about three cartoon-looking characters getting kicked out of their village and end up in a battle between the humans and the rat creatures. Very good stuff. It has some "OH SH!T!" moments and some funny moments. I also read a few Star Wars books, but nothing that lacks Boba or Jango Fett.

But typically if I'm going to buy American, then it's usually got a super powered person in it...or someone who fights using technology (Batman or Iron Man.)

And I've got quite a collection of manga. About 120 volumes. Mostly what's referred to as "Shonen," which appeals to the younger male audience...I've got a series about bounty hunters, a series about American Football, etc.

Mostly I read action related comics, both American and Japanese. My excuse is that if I wanted something deep, I'd pick up a novel. Comics/manga being a visual medium, I want something to happen.

Dresden Files, though I prefer the novels, fit my criteria, except I really don't pick up many comic adaptions of books or movies. I made an exception because I like The Dresden Files enough.


Edit: I'd like to say: most of what I've read of Fantastic Four and X-men is the Ultimate line.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Uilos on December 01, 2008, 05:56:07 PM
To be honest, I read mainly graphic novels, collections of issues and so on. This is mainly due to two factors: The stores around me were flaky about issues and I developed a lack of patience in waiting. If the story was good enough, I'd wait for the GN

This has changed lately, mainly due to the Dresden Files, but also because of the Batman RIP arc. The other main contributing factor is that I've discovered Midtown Comics in Manhattan, and I frequent it often
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Chuck Chuck Razool on December 17, 2008, 08:45:59 PM
What I'm reading month to month.

-Invincible
-The Walking Dead
-The Astounding Wolf-Man
(noticing a Kirkman theme? On time in '09.)

-Conan the Barbarian (now Cimmerian)
-The Dark Tower series.
-The Stand
and I'm currently borrowing the trades of 100 bullets from my buddy Sam.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: exorcisingemily on March 23, 2009, 08:17:05 PM
Anything by Neil Gaiman, plus I am a shameless Marvelite almost despite Marvel.

I'm one of the fans that reads it and yells at the comic for mistreating my characters. Which I can only assume is worse than yelling at the television.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Wolfhowls on May 04, 2009, 11:33:01 PM
High Moon (http://www.zudacomics.com/node/109)

OPSEC (http://www.zudacomics.com/node/1248)

Two online comics I like.

Dark Reign:Secret Warriors (Wiki-Link) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Warriors), the Deadpool (Wiki-Link) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadpool_(comics))comics and Dark Reign: Dark Avengers (Wiki-Link) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Avengers) are probably the best Marvel comics out this year.

Oh and Secret Invasion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Invasion)

I also like Dark Horse comics Hellboy and B.P.R.D
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: dornwolf on May 04, 2009, 11:37:16 PM
I'll admit I'm more for the Manga scene than I am for the standard comics.  I like the fact that there is an end point for the stories eventually.  For the more mainstream gotta be Batman and Green Lantern most of the trades I've bought are those.  On the hate side it's just single titles such as freaking Spiderman
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Skatora on June 19, 2009, 02:47:40 AM
I read mostly manga and online webcomics. I love the freedom of characterization and storytelling that these types of the comicking produces. Especially webcomics! I love these indie stories!

I mean, unlike the overused and overstretched traditional superhero stories/characters that just kept getting resurrected and recycled, these comics utilizes daring new ideas and drawing styles; pushing the envelope of this unique way of storytelling.

Besides, I personally think that the paneling in manga and webcomics are more dramatic and exciting, unlike the mostly static and repetitive frames of traditional American superhero comics, y'know? They're just more fun to read!
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Mickey Finn on June 19, 2009, 10:44:51 PM
(Tosses you Vertigo.)

(And Oni.)
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Uilos on June 19, 2009, 11:51:22 PM
(Tosses you Vertigo.)

(And Oni.)

FTMFW!!!
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: dornwolf on June 27, 2009, 12:29:38 AM
(Tosses you Vertigo.)

(And Oni.)

Vertigo stuff's not bad, they're the ones who publish Fables right?
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: JennySy on December 12, 2009, 09:54:37 AM
I'm not much into comics these days. My last one was Crossgen's Sojourn. I've been collecting the Saiyuki Reload manga series since. Oh, and not to mention my friends' own creation: Mangaholix.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: owlbeen on December 12, 2009, 08:31:37 PM
The only new comics I've been into have been the recent rash of Golden Age revival books by Marvel, like The Torch and some of the Sub-Mariner one shots, and occasionally Booster Gold (if I hear good reviews for that particular issue off the forums).

I pretty much gave up on comics altogether at the turn of the millennium. The art was, on the whole, getting progressively worse, and the stories were leaning back into multi-issue plotlines that pulled way too much money from my pocket. I broke that briefly to buy Formerly Known as the Justice League and I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League, but then DC went and killed off practically every character I'd liked, and Superboy-Prime punched reality...

Give me hokey Silver Age books anyday.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Chuck Chuck Razool on December 12, 2009, 09:23:37 PM
I've been reading a lot of The Boys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_%28comics%29) lately. The first issue of Victorian Undead was interesting. And the first two of Atom Eve and Rex Splode have been top notch.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Shecky on December 12, 2009, 10:21:42 PM
FTMFW!!!

For the Samuel L. Jackson Win? :D
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: OZ on January 01, 2010, 02:48:34 AM
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I'm not much into comics these days. My last one was Crossgen's Sojourn.

I was sorry to see Crossgen fold. I didn't like everything that they did but they had a few very good titles. I was hoping that Disney would resurrect some of them but apparently not.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: phaedrus on March 01, 2010, 01:21:25 AM
and now they bought marvel
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: alexsc29 on October 22, 2010, 05:26:07 AM
Independents: Strangers in Paradise, Cerebus, Barry Ween  ;D
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: adgramaine on October 24, 2010, 10:19:51 PM
BOOM! has been putting out some choice H.P. Lovecraft books for a while now. Phenomenal work. Image also has a Lovecraft book, something like the Adventures of Lovecraft, I think. I'm lagging behind trying to find the issues.

I'm not a big Marvel guy, but I'll read the Ultimate lines (Spider-Man, the Ultimates, Fantastic Four) when I have a few bucks for a TPB. You ask me, Marvel peaked when they did Origins. I do have a guilty pleasure thanks to Marvel: Darkhawk.

MAXX was a favorite of mine that I still go back and read... except for my signed limited edition of Issue #1    ;D

Fathom was spectacular. I'd love to see a film for that. And anything by Gaiman. What was it... 1402, or something like that. I need to go back and re-read it.

And of course, I have to mention my faves: Batman, Green Lantern, Flash. I am very much a DC guy.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: OZ on October 25, 2010, 03:45:22 AM
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and now they bought marvel

I read somewhere that now that Marvel is owned by Disney there is talk that Marvel will revive some of the Crossgen titles. I hope so.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: shanejayell on November 14, 2010, 01:07:34 AM
I read MOST of these, tho I mostly buy stuff in trades these days It's too costly buying the monthly books.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Electric MacButters on November 22, 2010, 10:33:58 PM
Personally, I've gone almost completely online with my comics.  They include:

Girl Genius- an incredible steampunk vision
Looking for Group (LFG)- a comedic adventure about a blood elf who wants to be a hero
Order of the Stick (OotS)- the godfather of DnD webcomics
Goblins- the tale of a group of survivors of a PC raid on a goblin war camp who decide to become PCs themselves to protect the tribe.
Gunnercrieg Court- it plays the plot close to its chest, but it involves diplomatic relations between nature and high technology.

That's all I can remember right now, but I'm sure there are more.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: batman on January 03, 2011, 07:57:44 PM
X-factor and Deadpool are the best books being published right now in my opinion. Huge Peter David fan, he always delivers.
Thor has been awesome since he came back (loved when he beat Iron Mans ass in #3). Fraction is taking it to a whole new level right now.
Secret Avengers, also awesome. Brubaker does no wrong. Captain America consistently rocks hard.
And of course i still love New Avengers, no matter what anyone says! Bendis is awesome, cant wait to see what him and Maleev cook up for Moon Knight. Should be epic!
And yeah i pretty much only read superhero comics. Its what i grew up on. I will always be Marvel all the way.
(but i do have a soft spot for Batman... he should totally be a Marvel character...)
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Compass Rose on January 03, 2011, 10:32:22 PM
Started reading comics (basically DC and Marvel - never cared for Archie & Co.) back in the early 1970s (when I got hooked on the X-Men, not only were the #s in double digits, but that was before Wolverine showed up and they had just gotten the costumes / uniforms that replaced those sucky blue/yellow jumpsuits they started out with...) Basically dropped out of reading comics regularly in the late 1980s for two main reasons - 1) plotlines started repeating all over the place, and 2) I was out in the real world, security police officer in the USAF, and seeing far too much real world dark stuff. At that point in time the 'anti-mutant' doom-and-gloom period was starting to take hold in comics. I didn't mind a LITTLE bit of doom-and-gloom, but there was a while when they almost all gloried in wallowing in it. Shortly thereafter found anime and manga (this was before commerical translations were readily available.) Still read a few of the manga, particularly "Five Star Stories" and "Bio Booster Armor Guyver," as well as "K-ON!!" Some of my favorites, like "RG Veda" and "Karula-Mau!" seem to have stopped publishing, sigh. In US comics, mostly read adaptions (Dresden Files, Serenity, Buffy/Angel, some Star Wars, some Star Trek) but look for decent artwork as well as good adaptions/scripts. If the artwork is horrible, I won't pick up more than an issue or two... and for the most part, I prefer graphic novels rather than picking up individual issues. Easier to find/order the graphic novels, too.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: MerryB on January 05, 2011, 06:51:44 PM
... creeping out from under rock...
    ...  um, I like to read Richie Rich, and Donald Duck and company comics.... is this "other comics", or Disney comics...
... creeping back under rock...
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: vanBATman on March 10, 2011, 10:27:25 PM
Just to echo some others... Invincible is very good.  Fables is fantastic.  The Boys has tons of gratuitous violence.  FreakAngels (Ellis) is a really good free weekly web comic that gets put out in trades too.  And I figure that Y the Last Man (Brian K Vaughn) deserves a mention here too...
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: shades of grey on March 10, 2011, 10:28:55 PM
Never been much into comics before but as of 5 days ago am willing to branch out.  Girl Genius is brilliant.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: vanBATman on March 10, 2011, 10:40:15 PM
I'll check that one out when I get back to civilization
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Chuck Chuck Razool on March 20, 2011, 09:24:51 PM
READ FEAR AGENT!!!!!!!! I cannot stress this enough. Fear Agent is easily the best comic I've read in a while. It's unique in that its main character does not cope well with the horrible things he's seen and done. He's drowning in guilt and rot-gut whiskey.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: eri on May 05, 2012, 12:36:15 AM
Am I the only one here who reads Donald Duck? I can recomend anything written by Don Rosa. He's brilliant.

Also I recomend Narbonic (http://narbonic.com/). It's hilarious.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: cyrilrask37 on July 30, 2012, 03:16:03 AM
Manga and Old DC Comics..  ;)
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: drewavera on October 01, 2012, 03:21:29 PM
im reading the new 52 dark knight and grifter comics. i also try to get as many batman graphic novels as i can afford when i got to the comic shop. im reading welcome to the jungle now, but i checked it out from the library
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: mr. peabody on November 15, 2012, 05:58:50 AM
There are Dresden Files comics by Dynamic Forces that are pretty good. I also found some cheap art work for sale on Ebay

http://www.ebay.com/sch/2011skeet79/m.html?item=261127371221&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccc6779d5&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: phoenixjustice on November 22, 2012, 06:22:57 AM
Manga (you wouldn't believe how many I have...),
DC & Marvel (BIG majority being Batman but I have some Spider-Man and stuff as well)
I also like stuff like Y: The Last Man.

Though, again, the majority of stuff I have is manga. I like alot of different genres; shonen, seinen, shojo, josei and others. I'm a weird fangirl. :P
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: mr. peabody on December 02, 2012, 12:53:01 PM
Ebay Auctions ending soon! Good stuff and pretty cheap for the holiday season!
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Ulfgeir on March 10, 2013, 10:45:39 AM
The stuff I currently read:

Girl Genius
Lady Sabre and the pirates of the inneffable aether
Goblincomics
Lackadaisy
Fables

I used to read:
Manga (anything by Masamune Shirow, Ranma Ĺ, Dirty Pair, Nausicša of the Valley of the Wind)
Elfquest
Sandman
The Dreaming
Bone
Some X-men
John Carter
Legion of Superheroes (before their stupid reboots)
Lady Death
Purgatory
Cyberforce
Codename Strykeforce

/Ulfgeir
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: briggs2 on July 10, 2013, 06:37:22 PM
The Dresdon files was the first comic that I have read in years.I was looking for more stories to read by Jim BUTCHER and ran into these.,it was great to have that mental picture . I found Jim's books 5 monts ago and now own them all in book and audio. I am now an addict way to go and thanks for expanding my horizons.
   Patricia briggs has a comic out that is good also. now I will have to see if I can find the rest of them. OH YEA!!
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: ITheHellAmFan on June 11, 2014, 06:56:24 PM
I've only started getting into comics, but I've already found I enjoy a variety.  if I had to pick one type that is my favorite, it would probably be adult oriented.  since my time reading comics is relatively short compared to most comic nuts, I'm not going to list what I'm currently reading, but my top 10 favorites (whether I am currently reading them or have finished them.)  I also only read via trade paper back, my current lack of permenant housing makes individual comic issues impractical.

10. Allstar Superman.  This feels like a comic writer looked at the silver age esque awesomeness of the Christopher Reeve movies and and said, "That's pretty good, but I can do better."  except said comic writer was Grant Morrison, so it is also a nuanced, multi-layered story with enough mythological symbolism to teach an entire college course on.  The fact that it is a totally standalone story means it is also a great way to introduce comic readers.

9. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 and 2.  I'm only referring to the first two storylines here, up through the war of the worlds bit.  after that it tends to lose its way a bit, and in my opinion isn't nearly as good.  bonus points for the fact that things are wrapped up enough at this point where you can treat it as an actual ending.  anyways, a dark, multi-layered Alan Moore story about a sort of old school justice league made up of a who'ss who of Victorian literature.  Need I say more?*

8. Deadpool Classic.  Really, from what I've seen/heard, pretty much any of the major Deadpool series would earn there spot here, so I'm going with the one I've read the most of.  What can I say, it's utterly insane, totally unique, and hilarious.

7. Watchmen.  Yeah, yeah, I know.  It's like putting Citizen Kane on a favorite movies list.  It's cliche, it's expected, and there is nothing to say about it that hasn't already been said.  But there's a reason for all of those things.  It is really, truly a masterpiece.  Not necessarily perfect like some would claim, but nothing is.*

6. The 80's Wolfman/Perez run of The New Teen Titans.  Well, up through the Terror of Trigon at least.  I can't help it, I just love this comic.  It was a bit of a revolution in it's time with trying to right young heroes in a way that was believable, and for taking a somewhat unloved b-project and, for a time, making them a major force.  Of particular note is the 4-part story "The Judas Contract", which is in my opinion one of the all-time highlights of superhero comics, period.  The shear amount of material I'm talking about with this entry means that not all of it was home run worthy, but it was still consistently damn good.

5. The Brubaker run on Captain America, starting with Winter soldier.  I love Captain America, and I'm not afraid to say it.  I love the idea of him, I love what he stands for, and yet even I have to admit that he hasn't always been written that well or treated the best by Marvel.  The came Ed Brubaker, who kickstarted a revolutionary run that finally gave an icon his do.  If anyone is looking to get started on Captain America, or superhero comics in general

4. Sandman.  Of all the comics on my list, I think this one has gotten the most mentions.  And with good reason.  the art is unique, the premise inventive, the character's and situations mind-bending, and yet for all it's layers and symbolism, it never devolves into being esoteric for it's one sake and still tells a comprehensible and emotionally resonant story.*

3. V for Vendetta.  People can go on and on about his body of work all they want, but this will always be my favorite Alan Moore Comic.  There's just something about it, the artwork, the atmosphere, it's just amazing.  Having one of the most iconic anti-hero protagonists of all time doesn't hurt.  In addition, there cannot be enough said for a story that pits a freedom fighter against British Nazi's and actually manages to maintain a stark sense of moral ambiguity.*

2. Fables.  what can I say.  I love Fairy Tales, and what I love almost as much is weird new interpretations of them.  Whether it's Once Upon a time on tv, the faerie elements of series like the DF, whatever, old Disney movies, what ever, I love it.  i also love noir, and Fables is one of the most imaginative an delightfully twisted takes and fairy tales I've seen, adding a very noirish feel.*

1. Hellboy (including what has thus far been printed for Hellboy in Hell.)  This book is amazing.  The story telling is amazing, Mingola's knowledge of and respect for myth and folklore rivals Jim's, the whole thing is delightfully creepy and Gothic, and it has some of my favorite artwork in all of comics.  It has a great, epic since of gravity, but is still capable of having fun with it's goofier elements.  The conclusion of the first series is effectively a Lovcraftian apocalypse steeped in Aurthurian lore, and yet there is also an earlier issue that features the line "Goddamn Nazi Frankenstein monkey!"  If any of you have yet to check them out, give the series a shot, even if you aren't normally a comics fan.*

the * are titles I am specifically marking out as refutations that Western comics just recycle the same tired tropes and are incapable of taking real risks or breaking new and interesting ground artistically or narratively.
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: Darkling on September 13, 2014, 10:29:21 AM

Back in the 90s I was very into the Marvel monsters.  Werewolf by Night, Morbius the Living Vampire, The midnight Sons, and so on...

About a year ago a friend got me back into Marvel and I had to do about a decade's worth of crash-catch-up of the canon.

Currently I'm reading Thor & Loki: Original sin (which is almost over), Amazing Spider-man, Loki: Agent of Asgard and until it ended the newer version of Morbius (even if they had messed around with his powers and weaknesses quite a lot, that goes in guilty pleasure category).

I'm also fond of some of the Gothic horror IDW titles like Madman & Monster and Frankenstein Alive Alive (anything illustrated by Bernie Wrightson is gold and Frankenstein Alive Alive is fantastic, not just for the artwork but for the writing style).


 
Title: Re: Style of Comics You Read
Post by: BountyHunter on January 03, 2021, 06:40:23 PM
All of the above, except maybe adaptations.  If Iíve read or watched the original version, I donít need to read the comic version.