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Old 04-20-2009, 03:26 PM
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I know a few of you are anime fags, but does anyone besides me read graphic fiction with good art?

My two favorite writers by far are Alan Moore (kind of ubiquitous, I know) and Brian K. Vaughan (who may be on his way to surpassing Moore in my book). After Moore and Vaughan I'd say my favorites are Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, and Archie Goodwin.

Favorites in terms of books would be Watchmen (naturally, again), V for Vendetta, the Ex Machina series (easily the best active series and possibly the best story in the graphic medium EVER), the Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? run of Superman, Pride of Baghdad, Saga of the Swamp Thing (mainly Moore's stuff), the 100 Bullets series, some Sin City, and Batman: The Killing Joke. And who doesn't love ancient Bob Kane Batman and Stan Lee Marvel comics?

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Old 04-20-2009, 04:03 PM
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:06 PM
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vinland saga is a pretty epic viking story taking place during their invasion of britain, berserk is just metal as fuck, and that last one is probably one of the best stories ive ever read. no fantasy elements in it, just dark and suspenseful reality.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:13 PM
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I strongly dislike "that kind" of art. I know I probably don't know shit about it, but I generally steer clear.
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I just finished Pride of Baghdad and I loved it. And I really like the V for Vendetta/Watchmen movies, so I probably would like the novels.

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Old 04-20-2009, 08:22 PM
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I've only read Watchmen. I want to borrow From Hell from my friend in the near future.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:39 PM
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Yeah, Alan Moore kicks ass.
Saga of Swampthing is the best "super hero" stuff I've read, it's amazing.
I also dig post Moore Swampthing and Hellblazer(all eras).

Don't really like anime.

As far as Frank Miller I read 300 and one of the Sin City volumes (Yellow Bastard or something?) and was thoroughly unimpressed, so I haven't read anything else.

As far as typical comics go I haven't really read anything in a few years but Deadpool was always my favorite things from marvel, although some weapon x stuff was pretty cool.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:18 PM
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I've been watching the anime version of this, and it's on the way to being one of my favorite shows I've seen, anime or television, period. The story is so intense (yet hella slow paced).
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:45 PM
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I've read Dragonball manga...and I like it. I don't think its fair to discuss graphic novels/comics exclusively with Frank Miller and Moore and Vaughn and 'those kinds of people.' I think you have to open up the genre, its vast.
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I've only read two... Maus I/II and Watchmen. I enjoyed both. Anybody else here read Maus by Art Spiegelman?
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