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Tissene Badi

Tissene B.

Netherlands

131 posts

i used to read comic books when i was younger and i sort of loved them. they were all in french and now it's been ages. i'm in the mood to read a lot but i don't know what to buy! any ideas for good comic books? and i'm talking even the very obvious classics... i grew up speaking french and didn't read SO many comic books that i would know many.. so feel free to mention anything! any sites where i can find some? hopefully not too expensive.. reading sometimes feels like a luxury. faaanks!

almost 4 years ago

#2
Mika P

Mika P.

DOWNTOWN MANILA,
Philippines

2056 posts

if you really mean comics and not graphic novels, i'd recommend calvin and hobbes. it's my favorite and while it seems childish it's really funny and insightful. scott pilgrim is a nice comic too.

if you would like to read manga, mangafox.com has a wide selection. i recommend works by junji ito and ai yazawa. their manga have great art and plot lines.

for graphic novels, i'd recommend starting first with the works of neil gaiman. he has something for everyone.

June 8, 2010

#4
Tissene Badi

Tissene B.

Netherlands

131 posts

i don't really know what i'm interested in really.. i'm sort of just discovering that whole world. love mangas too!! read a series and it was amazing... superhero comics seem awesome and i definitely want to read some of those.

thank you for all the ideas !

June 8, 2010

#5
Alicatstrut S

Alicatstrut S.

LONG ISLAND, NY,
United States

206 posts

Fables (a graphic novel series) is amazing. I agree Sandman is a pretty good starting place, too. X-Men comics are my favorite of the super hero genre. Asterix comics are really great, too.

June 8, 2010

#6
Melanee St

Melanee S.

THE VALLEY OF THE SUN,
United States

47 posts

my closest friends are hardcore comic book readers and its been rubbing off on me lol. if you want more mainstream subject matter (like Batman, X-Men, Iron Man, Green Lantern...) with really incredible art, go for geoff jones, paul pope, grant morrison, warren ellis, and frank quietly. Worth checking out!

this series is pretty addicting if you like Batman:
amazon.com/Batman-Robin-1-Grant-Morrison/dp/B002BLHVSA/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276032561&sr=8-9

try Plantery Vol. 1 too... my bf raves about it all the time :]

June 8, 2010

#8
Ellis  Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7615 posts

All the best comic books are written by Chaos Magickians(both Grant Morrison & Alan Moore are practicing chaotes)

I'm really fond of the Transmetropolitian series, the Filth, Walking Dead, the DMZ series, .303, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, the Courtyard, the Horde, Doom Patrol, anything by Joe Sacco.

June 10, 2010

#9
Ellis  Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7615 posts

Yeah they omitted Det. Finch's LSD trip in the film adaptation of V for Vendetta.

June 10, 2010

#10
Ellis  Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7615 posts

The Watchmen movie(while spectacular in visual effects) really screwed the story up in several ways. I was disappointed that there wasn't a Lovecraftian squid at the end of the movie.

June 10, 2010

#11
Robin H

Robin H.

PLYMOUTH,
United Kingdom

3232 posts

@Mika P.

Ai Yazawa!

I think NANA is one of the most beautiful and touching things I've ever read...

June 10, 2010

#12
Robin H

Robin H.

PLYMOUTH,
United Kingdom

3232 posts

I'm pretty into manga and comics/GNs.
I used to read alot of Japanese stuff, but now I prefer UK made work.

I wrote and drew a comic in 2009, and that's been published in a graphic novel now.. it's nice to be fourteen and call yourself a published artist. I haven't told anyone but my mum and dad, but it's nice to think about sometimes...

June 10, 2010

#14
Ellis  Dee

Ellis D.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

7615 posts

Ever seen the Watchmen motion comic?

Its actually better than the movie, the Tales of the Black Freighter are left intact.

June 10, 2010

#18
Maira F.

Maira F.

Greece

159 posts

well it is not super-hero comics but I absolutely love it! Have you heard of Maitena? She is so fun! It talks about women and their habits in such a funny and amusing way! I always find myself in the pages of the book. I dont like your tastes at comics but I think every girl will like it.

June 11, 2010

#19
Kat O

Kat O.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

1092 posts

@Robin H.

congrats! lol i used to draw manga all the time when i was younger but never managed to make up a whole story. whats your manga called?

June 11, 2010

#20
Robin H

Robin H.

PLYMOUTH,
United Kingdom

3232 posts

@Robin H.

Aw thankyou! It's a 6 page short comic in a larger anthology called "Leek and Sushi 2". Full of comics from mainly UK artists, my entry's pretty old now! haha

itchpublishing.com

June 11, 2010

#21
Tissene Badi

Tissene B.

Netherlands

131 posts

these all sound amazing.. seeing as i didn't want to spend a fortune on comics atm, especially to explore and find out what i like i stopped by my school library and it turns out they have comics! i swear i'd never seen those before.. them must've jus added them. i took superman and i'm buying some mangas when i go to belgium in a bit (mangas are amazing) so thank you all for your suggestions i'll try to have a look at everything! (if i get the chance to)

June 11, 2010

  

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