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Old 03-31-2017, 11:44 PM
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Love and Rockets is worthwhile but I didn't stick with it. The seediness of the Palomar stories was not appealing to me, and the Maggie & Hopie story at some point became this thing about wrestling and I just was like... What.

I'm glad we didn't rate Fables, the Sandman knock-off that wins awards by the bucketful because no one in the industry can name a single other fantasy comic.
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Old 04-01-2017, 04:46 AM
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Love and Rockets is worthwhile but I didn't stick with it. The seediness of the Palomar stories was not appealing to me, and the Maggie & Hopie story at some point became this thing about wrestling and I just was like... What.

I'm glad we didn't rate Fables, the Sandman knock-off that wins awards by the bucketful because no one in the industry can name a single other fantasy comic.
Fables is fine, but just fine. Though I remember a moment that had such a weak joke that I rolled my eyes and realized that I might not be in step with this series (and wondered why it was so beloved when it was just fine).

I've only read one Love and Rockets and while I think it is the most beloved stories (Blood of Palomar, I think), it didn't make much of an impact on me. The only thing I remember is some punks listen to Ace of Spades on the beach. Which seems like a fun thing to do.
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:10 AM
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I actually tried to read L&R like a month ago and I found it disjointed and cramped.
This. I'm not saying it's a bad comic, but it also isn't exactly something you can just jump into. I respect L&R for what it is and what it's accomplished, but it's not my bag.
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:33 AM
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Here's my list, composed mostly by looking at my shelf and picking my favorite stuff. So its heavy on Kirby and Morrison.

1. All-Star Superman
2. Fantastic Four (Stan & Jack)
3. Thor (Simonson)
4. The Fourth World Saga (Original Kirby)
5. Calvin & Hobbes
6. Peanuts

7. Justice League International (Giffen, DeMatteis & Maguire)
8. American Barbarian - Thank you Buge!
9. The Flintstones (2016) - This isn't even finished and my only regret is that I didn't put it higher on the list.
10. Kamandi (Kirby)
11. JLA (Morrison & Porter)
12. Astro City
13. Starman
14. Transformers vs GI Joe
15. Cul-de-sac - The most underrated newspaper strip. It is really good stuff.
16. Batman (Grant Morrisonn)
17. Batman Year One
18. Omega Men (2015-16)
19. Daredevil (Frank Miller) - This should have been Power Girl
20. Prez Vol 2
21. JSA (Goyer & Johns)
22. Infinity Gauntlet
23. Wolverine (Claremont & Miller)
24. Animal Man (Morrison)
25. Richard Stark's Parker (Darwyn Cooke)
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:36 AM
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Two books that really blew my mind that I never hear people talking about: Big Questions by Anders Nilsen, a surreal dark comedy about cultist birds who try to hatch a bomb, thinking it's the egg of a giant bird. And Twisted Sisters, a collection of indie comics by women, which is crude and bitter and wonderful.

My list:

1. Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
2. Persepolis
3. Phoenix: A Tale of the Future
4. Twisted Sisters: A Collection of Bad Girl Art
5. Watchmen
6. The Sandman (Neil Gaiman)
7. Calvin and Hobbes
8. The Far Side
9. Hark, A Vagrant
10. Ranma 1/2
11. Yotsuba&!
12. Understanding Comics
13. The Push-Man and other Stories
14. Buddha (Tezuka)
15. Fun Home
16. Big Questions
17. Azumanga Daioh
18. Akira
19. From Hell
20. All-Star Superman
21. New Mutants (Chris Claremont)
22. Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
23. Death Note
24. Locke & Key
25. Top 10
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Old 04-04-2017, 04:09 AM
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Woo, another vote for Top 10! I heard that Xander canon's aborted "season 2" was about as good as the first series despite Alan Moore having left. Can anyone confirm? I didn't read it because its rare I read things in single issue form.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:26 AM
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Because a mature slice-of-life comic about regular people sounds like it couldn't be less Octo short of including someone who stomps a puppy to death on every page.
Now I on the other hand (there's still no puppy stomping in L&R though right?)
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