Graphic Novels 101
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Grant Morrison's The Invisibles is great. I'm getting ready to start 100 Bullets as soon as I get home in May. Surrogates and Whiteout are both good. Please please please ignore their movies.
I've heard great things about Eisner's Contract with God Trilogy and have never gotten around to reading it.
Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:50 AM
One that hasn't been mentioned thus far is David Mazzucchelli's 'Asterios Polyp' - a beautifully executed tale of the dissolution of a narcissistic architect's marriage, and the man's efforts to start anew. Uniquely illustrated, gently poking fun at human efforts to appear smarter than we really are, with meditations on aesthetics and the artistic life thrown in for good measure. One of my favorite overall book discoveries last year, that held up well upon a recent second reading.
Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:20 PM
I have to say that it didn't help that I grew tired of superheroes. While they have certainly had their fine outings (SUPERMAN: FOR ALL SEASONS stands a beautiful example of how great a superhero story can be), they are often given to sloppy, immature, and genuinely dull storytelling.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:29 PM
But he really appeals to my longstanding Bradbury/Heinlein/Dick/Gibson/Harrison/Noon/etc... fandom. But I am a graphic novel neophyte, so I wouldn't be the best index. I am thrilled that this thread has offered so many directions to turn though. Thanks all.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:50 AM
I can't quote this exactly, but Gaiman says in the intro to The Last Temptation that he wanted to create a little "light reading for a trip to what Ray Bradbury called the October Country."
You had me at hello.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 12:02 AM
Also, Karl Kerschl's meandering but often brilliant lives-of-the-animals story The Abominable Charles Christopher is getting its first proper print release. Kerschl's done some excellent, bright pencils for DC on series like Teen Titans: Year One, and the Wednesday Comics' Flash strips, but Charles Christopher is him at his best.
I actually haven't read Lucifer, but Mike Carey's a great writer, both on genre superhero books and his personal projects. I never quite got into Unwritten, which is his current series, but I recognize that as my failing, because it's good.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 12:29 PM
Anyway, I just read through the first installment of Darwyn Cooke's graphic novel adaptations of Richard Stark's Parker novels, THE HUNTER. Really dug it. But I've always loved Cooke's art style.
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