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#276757 - 07/17/04 12:30 PM Newbie
Pow pow Offline
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I have just been getting in to graphic novels recently and was wondering if any of you could give me some recomendations.
I read Batman the dark knight returns, then on ebay found Batman year one, Arkham Asylum and the killing joke.
I enjoyed all of these books though I have to say I dont think the killing joke is up to the standard of the others.
After this I got Frank Millars Ronin. I thought this was fantastic and I am planning or rereading it very soon.
So, what do you recomend I get now? I have my eye on Batman Vs Predator and Batman, A Death In The Family but would like to know think.
I would like to get into some other heroes appart from just batman.
Thank you

#276758 - 07/25/04 11:57 AM Re: Newbie
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#276759 - 07/25/04 02:54 PM Re: Newbie
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Registered: 07/25/04
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I am new as well to the Graphic novels Try Preacher and yellow bastered. Really good. I even read the leauge of extrodinary gentlemen. Another good read.
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#276760 - 07/26/04 01:40 AM Re: Newbie
jeaoure Offline

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Loc: Long Beach, CA
From Hell
Jimmy Corrigan
The Invisibles
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern #13
American Elf
The Cowboy Wally Show
Alec: How to be an Artist
P. Craig Russell's Ring of the Nibelung
Age of Bronze

...of course, those are just my faves. If you're committed to sticking with superheroes, please disregard.

#276761 - 07/26/04 10:50 AM Re: Newbie
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Weapon X (by BWS)

#276762 - 07/26/04 12:56 PM Re: Newbie
Bagheera Offline

Registered: 06/20/01
Posts: 1175
Tom, like you, I really dig Frank Miller's stuff. So we might have some similar interests.

Here's what I'd recommend:

- Sin City - there are a bunch of trades; the 1st one's still the best
- Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller - there are 3 volumes; the 2nd volume's the best
- Daredevil: Born Again
- Daredevil: Love and War
- Elektra: Assassin
- Elektra Lives Again
- Wolverine - collects the original miniseries
- Black Panther: The Client - dark, gritty, and EXTREMELY funny
- Black Panther: Enemy of the State - the sequel
- Watchmen - personally, I think it's overrated, but if you haven't read it yet ... well, you probably should
- Batman: Tales of the Demon - excellent collection of classic Batman stories
- Batman: Son of the Demon - a sequel of sorts
- Hawkworld
- Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters

Well, there ya' go. With what you've read so far, I think you'd get a kick out of these.

Have fun, amigo.

#276763 - 07/30/04 12:01 PM Re: Newbie
Pow pow Offline
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Registered: 07/17/04
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Loc: Scotland
Thanks for your recomendations. It will take me a while to get through them, but I will try my best.
Just got Batman-A Death in the family, Batman - Year 2 and V for Vendetta.
A death in the family was ok but the other two were really good.
I have read watchmen before but dont have a copy, I really want to get one.


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