Fantastically good. I love Sacco's work.
Originally Posted by vimothy
Matt Wagner's Grendel
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.
Including the first 3 issue limited series? I've never actually seen one in-the-flesh.
Originally Posted by zhao
Akira's worth reading as well, much better than the film (which is great).
'Breed is one of my favourites. Nice interview with the man here.
Originally Posted by petergunn
Most of my favourites mentioned already, only thing to add would be Jim Woodring's excellent "Frank" books.
Are they comics or comix though?
And they have almost no words in them either, Luka.
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.
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
little nemo in slumberland
seth - it's a good life if you don't weaken
joe sacco's political/journalistic stuff
pretty much anything by these guys:
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
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
Last edited by big satan; 04-05-2007 at 09:32 AM.
Yup I thought this was the case too...
Originally Posted by big satan
There's some Bode Vaughn stuff you can read online here.
i'm the only one splitting hairs...
Originally Posted by tryptych
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...
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 )
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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