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    Sci-fi comics

    Does anyone know of any comics that feature a space opera or another very impressive far-future SF world?

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    DC Comics has a great mini-series going, right now: Adam Strange written by Andy Diggle with some of the most beautiful art by Pascal Ferry.

    Humanoids publishing has a decent amount space opera stuff, too.

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    I can't recommend The Ballad of Halo Jones by Alan Moore enough.

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    Though it's not Space Opera as such, you may want to have a look though Ellis' Orbiter.

    I know warewolf likes Crossgen's Negation, though I wasn't tempted to pick it up myself.
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    Ocean by Warren Ellis is a scifi comic, it's a limited series of about 5 issues I believe. Two are out now.

    Planetary is also has a very strong scifi feel to it as well. Again, by Warren Ellis. Though, it's on it's 20+ issue, you can find them all in graphic novel form. This is one title that you'll appreciate reading back to back. Love this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy bunny
    Though it's not Space Opera as such, you may want to have a look though Ellis' Orbiter.

    I know warewolf likes Crossgen's Negation, though I wasn't tempted to pick it up myself.
    Negation kicked ass!!! Too bad the company went bankrupt...

    Can't think of any true space opera being published right now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warewolf
    Can't think of any true space opera being published right now...
    To reiterate my earlier post:
    Adam Strange written by Andy Diggle with some of the most beautiful art by Pascal Ferry

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    There is a Starjammers comic from Marvel, which has lots of fighting, weird looking aliens, political intrigue and is written by Kevin J. Anderson.
    Not one of my favourites, but it's okay.

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    Adam Strange -beautiful art and interesting story.

    Ocean and Planetary - both written by Warren Ellis and the art in both is breath taking, Sprouse(Ocean?) and Cassidy on Planetary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priestvyrce
    Adam Strange -beautiful art and interesting story.

    Ocean and Planetary - both written by Warren Ellis and the art in both is breath taking, Sprouse(Ocean?) and Cassidy on Planetary.
    Planetary is a superhero book (more or less). It qualifies as neither space opera nor far future sci-fi.

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    Well, I'll have to disagree with Warewolf on Planetary. Sure, it definitely has a super hero feel to it, but, I still think it falls under the realm of scifi more so than a super hero book.

    But, you should just pick it up. It's a great read! Conspiracies abound!

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    Warewolf, has Crossgen stopped publishing completely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithfânion
    Warewolf, has Crossgen stopped publishing completely?
    Yeah, they've pretty much desolved.

    ANother fantastic scifi comic, even though it is mostly a superhero comic, is the Fantastic Four. FF do great space opera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithfânion
    Warewolf, has Crossgen stopped publishing completely?
    Yup, they auctioned off all their properties a couple weeks ago. A subsidiary of Disney owns all of them now. They're going to be publishing Abadazad (with DeMatteis and Ploog still aboard) as a series of illustrated children's books. Haven't heard anything about the other properties, though. I hope they don't languish like the Valiant and Ultraverse stuff has.

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    The best SF comics I've read are those of Yukinobu Hoshino, inexplicably only three have ever been translated into English.
    1 - 2001 Nights - a series of short stories relating mankind's advancement into space, collected by Viz in 3 volumes.
    2 - Saber Tiger - 1 volume collected around the same time.
    3 - The Two Faces of Tomorrow - Dark Horse Comics 13 part adaptation of the novel by James P. Hogan.
    Not only wonderful art but wonderful Science Fiction.

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