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#275767 - 05/19/03 08:10 PM 20 bucks: What should I get?
steel: A Long Departed Hero Offline
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Well?

I just bought Counterfifth Detective and want another self-contained thingy. I've read damn near everything. Is Elektra Rides Again or Elektra Assassin worth the buy? I don't need anything depressing.

On CFD, damn Azz's wordplay discourages my writing ambitions. I mean, he is so freaking good! Some great lines in this. The plot was standard and the framing device is illogical, but the dialogue and internal monologue is just insanely wonderful. Az is a guy who's popularity I understand. Has he writing anything besides comics? He could be successful in other media for sure.
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#275768 - 05/19/03 10:01 PM Re: 20 bucks: What should I get?
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Bizarro SC. or Vol 1 of Uzumaki.
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#275769 - 05/20/03 02:31 AM Re: 20 bucks: What should I get?
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Get Bendis's TORSO. Long, involved serial killer story, one of the best things he's done.

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#275770 - 05/20/03 10:55 AM Re: 20 bucks: What should I get?
steel: A Long Departed Hero Offline
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Hate serial killers, have bizzarro, what's Uzamaki?
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#275771 - 05/20/03 12:40 PM Re: 20 bucks: What should I get?
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Uzumaki is a Japanese horror comic, published in America as three volumes. It's fantastically done, and you should pick it up only if you feel like vomiting for three straight days. (More at volumes 2 & 3 than at volume 1.)

Regardless, judging by your not wanting a sad comic, I'll reccomend a comedy. Pick up "Hey, Buddy!" by Peter Bagge. It's the first Hate volume, and it's hysterical.

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#275772 - 05/20/03 12:47 PM Re: 20 bucks: What should I get?
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You could pick up the first Stray Bullets trade and give that series a shot.
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High Society by Dave Sim

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#275773 - 05/20/03 04:18 PM Re: 20 bucks: What should I get?
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Or buy "Miss: Better Living Through Crime". It's a bit more than 20 bucks ($24 I think for about 200 pages). It's not depressing and it's a fine crime graphic novel.
Other interesting crime novels are "Stray Bullets" and "Murder me Dead" (all self-contained).
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#275774 - 05/21/03 06:41 PM Re: 20 bucks: What should I get?
John Dominguez Offline
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I'll second Stray Bullets and Murder me dead. Some of the best books being made. If you like Samurai stuff, check out Vagabond. Or better yet pick up a Scan of Berserk Manga on Ebay for $20. You get 3000 pages on disc. IF you like it I would encourage you to buy the Japanese books as well to support the manga.

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#275775 - 05/21/03 09:16 PM Re: 20 bucks: What should I get?
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Whiteout and Whiteout: Melt. The two might even be in one volume now, I don't know.
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#275776 - 05/21/03 10:32 PM Re: 20 bucks: What should I get?
steel: A Long Departed Hero Offline
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I'll get space usagi when I can.
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