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    Quote Originally Posted by vimothy View Post
    Safe Zone Gorazde and Palestine by Joe Sacco
    Fantastically good. I love Sacco's work.

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    Matt Wagner's Grendel

    -John

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    i can NOT read this thread any more... it's making me sad that i lost my amazing collection when i was 18. had mint, original pressing, and complete collections of Grendel, Watchmen, X-Men issues 180 - 350, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

    a very conservative estimate of what they would be worth now is around $200,000.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zhao View Post
    had mint, original pressing, and complete collections of Grendel
    Including the first 3 issue limited series? I've never actually seen one in-the-flesh.
    -John

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    Akira's worth reading as well, much better than the film (which is great).

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    Quote Originally Posted by petergunn View Post
    i nominate JIM FUCKING STARLIN...

    his Capt. Marvel and Warlock series from the 70's were the birth of cosmic comics... (much respect to Lee and Kirby of course, but Starlin took that shit to the next level...)
    'Breed is one of my favourites. Nice interview with the man here.
    -John

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    Most of my favourites mentioned already, only thing to add would be Jim Woodring's excellent "Frank" books.

    Are they comics or comix though?

    www.jimwoodring.com

    And they have almost no words in them either, Luka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tryptych View Post
    Most of my favourites mentioned already, only thing to add would be Jim Woodring's excellent "Frank" books.

    Are they comics or comix though?

    www.jimwoodring.com

    And they have almost no words in them either, Luka.
    COMIX

    thank you.

    oh and gotta second Matt Wagner, i was a big Sandman Myster Theatre fan in high school...



    actually DC killed it for a while w/ that vertigo stuff. this is unbelievably good.



    would love to get ahold of come copies of a 60's orignals... a hippie exploitation thing...


    from wikipidea:

    "Brother Power was last seen being shot into space on orders from Governor Ronald Reagan, after trying to prevent the sabotage of a rocket launch by Mad Dawg and his gang, knowing it would be blamed on hippies."

    how can you not want to read that?

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    seeing as people are splitting hairs, i thought "comix" was a term to created for 60s counter-cultural stuff like crumb, gilbert shelton & co, not 80s onwards stuff like los bros, clowes, ware which is refered to as indy or alternative. not that any of that is important, they're all "sequential art" after all.

    good comics:

    krazy kat
    x-men when chris claremont wrote it
    new x-men when grant morrison wrote it
    superfuckers - james kochalka (kochalka is generally pretty good although his other stuff can be a bit twee/precious sometimes)
    joss whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men
    calvin & hobbes
    scott mccloud - understanding comics
    maus
    little nemo in slumberland
    supreme power
    the ultimates
    seth - it's a good life if you don't weaken
    runaways
    joe sacco's political/journalistic stuff

    pretty much anything by these guys:

    hernandez brothers
    chris ware
    dan clowes
    charles burns
    chester brown

    japanese stuff:

    akira
    domu
    secret comics japan
    buddha by osamu tezuka (this guy is the most highly regard japanese comics writer so his other stuff is probably pretty good but i haven't read it)
    hideshi hino's work
    yoshihiro tatsumi's stuff
    uzumaki
    nausicaa
    ranma 1/2 (first 8 or so volumes are hilarious, then it gets really samey)

    if you are so inclined it is possible to download scanned versions of more or less any notable/succesful superhero comics from torrent websites or soulseek, you'll probably need to download CDisplay to read them though
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    man, I love comics

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    Quote Originally Posted by big satan View Post
    seeing as people are splitting hairs, i thought "comix" was a term to created for 60s counter-cultural stuff like crumb, gilbert shelton & co, not 80s onwards stuff like los bros, clowes, ware which is refered to as indy or alternative. not that any of that is important, they're all "sequential art" after all.
    Yup I thought this was the case too...

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    There's some Bode Vaughn stuff you can read online here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tryptych View Post
    Yup I thought this was the case too...
    i'm the only one splitting hairs...

    i know the original definition of "comix" is the Zap crew, but then when you think how P. Bagge worked on Weirdo in the 80;s and connect the lines...

    basically to me the use of the "x" means no superheroes, that's all...

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    Free Comic Book Day today. http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

    Went to my local shop, they weren't giving any interresting stuff away. But I was suprised to see how many people showed up, especially young kids. Maybe comics are getting popular again (or maybe people just like freebies )

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    i've been looking at stuff thats been reccomended
    for the record, i liked the filth a lot
    transmetropolitan i thought was not very good
    the invisibles i like
    i like the maxx, i like sam kieths style
    i might check out godland, has anyone been reading that?
    i've been into crumb and shelton and bode since i was a kid, bode through graffiti, the others through my uncle
    i would be interested to check out some of marvels high points but how easy is it to get hold of?

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