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Tell me about your favorite comics or graphic novels?

Asked by Caravanfan (13387points) January 2nd, 2019
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I’m talking relatively current ones—not older like Sandman, Watchmen, From Hell, V for Vendetta, etc.
I’m more interested in current or relatively recent

My current favorites
Detective Comics (Tynion run) vol. 1–6
Batman Damned
Justice League Dark (Tynion)

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Dutchess_lll's avatar

Now I’m ignoring you.

cookieman's avatar

My favorite non-super hero title is I Kill Giants. Heartbreaking and amazing. It was recently made into a movie, but I haven’t seen it yet.

For heroes, I’m primarily a Marvel guy, so…

Old Man Logan
Ms. Marvel
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Thor: The God Butcher

Also, Bendis’ run on Daredevil and the first 100 issues of Ultimate Spider-Man.

Currently running, maybe not collected yet is Old Man Hawkeye. Also very good.

ragingloli's avatar

Koe de Oshigoto.
It is about a japanese school girl that gets tricked by her aunt into becoming a voice actress for pornographic games.
A wholesome story for all ages!

zenvelo's avatar

Baby Huey.

Caravanfan's avatar

@cookieman You’re obviously a Marvel person. I’m a DC person. Although I freely admit that Marvel is probably better.

cookieman's avatar

Nah, just a matter of taste.

I’ve read some DC stuff I liked (Arkham Asylum, Kingdom Come, Gotham by Gaslight), I’ve just been so entrenched in the Marvel mythos is for 30+ years that it’s where I live, so to speak.

ragingloli's avatar

The biggest difference is that Marvel characters are people first, superhero second.
DC characters superheroes first, with their civilian persona just being a cover.

cookieman's avatar

Yes, that. ^^

I think that’s what I like about them.

Brian1946's avatar

Luckily for the Marvel superheroes, they don’t have a persistently pesky Lowest Lane pestering them about their secret identities. ;-)

Caravanfan's avatar

@ragingloli I can’t argue with that characterization. The Batman (Detective Comic) series I’m going through is about all the Bat people he works with (Red Robin, Bat Woman, Clayface, Spoiler, Orphan, etc.). When they’re in their hidaway discussing strategy they are still in their Bat costumes. You rarely see them out of the costumes. It’s like—their tights. Don’t they have to take a leak or anything? What happens when Batman has to take a Bat Shit. Does he have a Bat Foley catheter?

It’s just that I grew up with DC with the TV shows and cartoons when I was a kid, and by that time it was just too late for me to switch to Marvel. It really wasn’t until the recent spate of movies that I’ve started understanding the Marvel mythos.

mazingerz88's avatar

Not warming up to any new comic or GN I’ve read. Well, maybe Ennis written John Constantine tales. Not sure when they came out.
Not really a big reader. If asked something to recommend I keep saying Sandman.

Doing my own comic book with an artist. And I think the writing sucks. Lol

Caravanfan's avatar

@mazingerz88 Yeah, I know Sandman and all of those, but that’s two decades old. I’m wondering about current stuff.

mazingerz88's avatar

Saga seems to be popular. Just not interested in the plot.

Caravanfan's avatar

@mazingerz88 I read the first few Sagas and then lost interest. I love that writer—Y the Last Man was one of my favorite, but I agree, it just got a little odd. Aliens with heads as TVs didn’t really do it for me.

Sheriff of Babylon was a really good 2 volume graphic novel if a bit tough to read.

mazingerz88's avatar

I have unlimited access to Comixology I think. Just have no time to explore potentially good or even great stuff.

Caravanfan's avatar

@mazingerz88 I prefer paper comic books (even as I read kindle and listen to audiobooks). I don’t like the formatting of the digital comics where it pushes you from one frame to another, and the whole page is too small for my ipad.

mazingerz88's avatar

Me too. Prefer actual books.

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