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Mithfânion
November 14th, 2004, 11:55 AM
I'm quite curious to see which series people are going to list. Your books can vary from your superhero series to something in the non-fiction era, it can be a trade collection of a series or a single book released at once.

Priestvyrce
November 14th, 2004, 12:17 PM
Box Office Poison - can't remember the name of the writer/artist, but this 600 page tpb is a book that I read in one afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Bone by Jeff Smith. This ongoing series has I think like, seven or eight tpbs and they are all fantastic.

Transmetroplotian by Warren Ellis and Darrick (I forgot the name), a very wild and wooly tpb with other tpbs in the series. Spider Jerusuelam(sp?) is one of comicdoms fascinating anti-heros. Read it!

Preacher: Until the End of The World By Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion. The quesential story of Preacher- from his orgins as a young boy to his adulthood- this tpb is parts action/romance/love/dark comedy and religious diatribe. And the main reason, I think, Preacher is one of the great stories to be told in a long while.

Daredevil: Born Again by Frank Miller and Dave Mazzerili(Sp?). This is Daredevil/Matt Murdock's fall and rise. There are such poignant moments and some great action sequences that make this, out of ALL the superhero tpbs, the best of the bunch.

BeardofPants
November 14th, 2004, 02:16 PM
Sin City (series) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1878574590/ref=sib_dp_pt/104-3439864-2483912#reader-link)
Maus I & II (http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0679748407/ref=sib_dp_pt/104-3439864-2483912#reader-link)
Watchmen (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0930289234/qid=1100459753/sr=2-2/ref=pd_ka_b_2_2/104-3439864-2483912)
Batman: Dark Knight Returns (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1563893428/ref=pd_sr_ec_cs_b/104-3439864-2483912?v=glance&s=books&st=*)
Akira (series) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1569714983/ref=sib_dp_pt/104-3439864-2483912#reader-link)

Rob B
November 15th, 2004, 12:25 PM
Watchmen
Preacher
The Golden Age
Sandman
The Flash: The Return of Barry Allen

Honorable Mentions:
Kingdom Come, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Fantastic Four: Masterworks Volume 1

Mithfânion
November 15th, 2004, 05:10 PM
I'd thought you'd list "Astro city" Fitz, since you like Busiek a lot. I picked up a trade this afternoon and it's very cool-looking, the art is surprisingly good and it does seem like an intelligent effort. Not upto the standsrds of the ones you listed then?

Luke_B
November 15th, 2004, 05:12 PM
Top five is so unfair. It's impossible to choose one great thing over another.

knivesout
November 16th, 2004, 06:40 AM
True, but here are my top 5 anyway:

1. V For Vendetta by Alan Moore & David Lloyd.

2. Ronin by Frank Miller.

3. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware.

4. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

5. Doctor Faustus - a comic-book version of Marlowe's play by Oscar Zarate. Absolutely brilliant. It recasts Faustus' 24-year career of evil in the 20th century, playing out this vintage morality tale against events like the asassination og John F Kennedy, the Watergate scandal and so on, while using Marlowe's original text.

I'd also add Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics, a book which examines the comics medium and the creative process in the form of - a comic book.

Rob B
November 16th, 2004, 12:27 PM
I'd thought you'd list "Astro city" Fitz, since you like Busiek a lot. I picked up a trade this afternoon and it's very cool-looking, the art is surprisingly good and it does seem like an intelligent effort. Not upto the standsrds of the ones you listed then?
How'd you know I like Busiek, somebody actually reads my blog?

In reality, Astro City, any of the volumes could go in my top 5. These "Top 5" lists are such a organic things for me.

Mithfânion
November 16th, 2004, 01:07 PM
I saw you mention Busiek in your author top 5 in the Fantasy section a while ago.

BTW I have actually checked your blog, two days ago was the last time I looked.

Priestvyrce
November 16th, 2004, 01:26 PM
3. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware.

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I skimmed through that book and thought that it really looked interesting and very surreal. Which I love, so is it a linear story(begining,middle,end) type of book or do you just sit back and let it take on a journey?