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« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2011, 02:18:27 PM »

Re-read Swamp Thing Vols. 1-6. Great shit! Has to be a runner-up for my favorite comic.

Any Lone Wolf and Cub fans? There just hasn't been a manga that holds up, at least in my opinion.

Lone Wolf And Cub is great! Classic samurai action.
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« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2011, 11:04:47 PM »

Never EVER been too much of a manga reader, but I now find myself several books into the Akira series. FANTASTIC. Engrossing/fast paced sci-fi storyline, multiple characters to keep track of, graphic violence, drug abuse, gangs, paranormal powers, knife fights. In love with this series at the moment. Any other similar/worth while manga mentions?
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« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2011, 12:32:30 AM »

Cliche, but Ghost in the Shell and anything else by Masamune Shirow
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« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2011, 02:05:55 PM »

not a big fan of comics, but i think that the Breccia's works inspired by Lovecraft novels is great.
I like the mixed styles: "standard" comics, collages, pictures, abstract stuff...



here some pics + some download links:
http://www.taringa.net/comunidades/cthulhu/3536861/Los+Mitos+de+Cthulhu%253A+versi%25C3%25B3n+HD+-+Lovecraft+%252B+Breccia.html
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« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2011, 03:07:37 PM »

After reading some Gaiman, Hellblazer & other Vertigo stuff ten years ago, I rediscovered the whole deal with graphic novels recently. Got some Jodorowsky stuff (Technopriests and the Incal) at the library - even though the manuscript is oversimplified and obvious, the whole visionary aspects behind the storylines are huge.
Also got a part of the DMZ series, about a near-future civil war in the US where New York has seceded, depicting terrorists and journalists and whatnot. Probably the most convincing graphic novel I've read in terms of script and characters - it actually felt real, rather than just "comics for grownups". Have to get hold of the other issues.

Speaking of Lovecraft, John Coulthart's "Haunter of the Dark" is pretty nice.
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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2012, 04:14:19 PM »

if you like Breaccia, check out Dino Battaglia... one of the best Italian graphic novelists/illustrators

this is really nice indeed:

http://pinktentacle.com/2009/10/anatomy-of-japanese-folk-monsters/
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« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2012, 08:02:46 PM »

Re-read Swamp Thing Vols. 1-6. Great shit! Has to be a runner-up for my favorite comic.

I read the first trade and loved it. Moore's take on Swamp Thing was brilliant. So dead inside, lost everything, lives on only nostalgia. The new 52 Swamp Thing is surprisingly good. Violent, psychedelic, etc. They've done a good job thus far.

I've raved about it on the Stench forums, but the new ongoing Hellraiser is very good. And BOOM! has also been putting out Hellraiser: Masterpieces which collects all the old comics- very good stories. The Faustian puzzle stories never get old in my mind.

If I could go back to the Spawn topic, I recently indulged in Spawn and have been liking it a lot. BUT by far is the issue Dave Sim wrote, where Cerebus shows Spawn what NOT to be, which of course was Sim's message to McFarlane. The most interesting part of Spawn is having the individual issues and reading the letters McFarlane got and his responses. Makes for a great read.
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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2012, 08:20:37 PM »

Being a teenager in the 80's was great because we had magazines like Epix, Pox and Galago in Sweden. One of my most vivid memories from Epix was a character called Stan Caiman.



A rough translation:

Mongoloid bitch!! I'm fed up with your Chinese food!
 
You alcoholic Barbarian!
 
You worthless Chink! You've caved in my fontanelle!
 
Oh, forgive your slave, oh master!
 
My scrofulous forefathers submit at the feet of yours.
 
*Nice position*
 
Yes, yes, mount your simple woman!
 
But don't spill your seed, let it rise along my spine in accordance with the Tantric ritual.
 
COULD YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP!?!
 
Try oh my swine, concentrate!
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« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2012, 08:29:57 PM »

Yet another reason to learn Swedish. Thanks for posting that!
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« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2012, 08:45:37 PM »

I am a fan (since 9 years old when I first got it subscribed, don't ask me how!) of the classic dirt comic release called Myrkky. Still the finest of toilet library.

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« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2012, 09:54:50 PM »

I recommend "Where Demented Wented" by Rory Hayes for anyone interested in Undergound Comix of the 60's-70's.

Amazing raw and crazy drawings of sex and violence with an evil psychedelic twist....great stuff.
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« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2012, 11:54:38 PM »

Old School Underground Comix!

 I would highly recommend checking out Zap, Slow Death, Fantagor, Death Rattle, Tales from the Leather Nun, and of course Weirdo if your at all into 60's and 70's counterculture weirdness.  They go in and out of print periodically it seems, but it is fairly easy to find less than mint used copies on Ebay for a decent price.



I still have a pile of underground comics I use to find in the adult room of  a used bookstore when I was a teenager. Robert Crumb's WEIRDO was very cool; sold all of those years ago on ebay. S.Clay Wilson is one of my faves.

i just picked up a handful of issues of zap, slow death and weirdo from a bookstore in sf this weekend. they still had some copies of some of the more recent reprints for $3-$4 each. also got the madwoman of the sacred heart graphic novel by jodorwosky and moebius but havent gotten the chance to read any of it yet.
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« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2012, 10:02:32 AM »

Best Italian satirical comic of the last year.

Excellent design, and totally demented un-pc short stories.
Originally featured on lLivorno left-wing satyirical magazine IL VERNACOLIERE, now available in elegant volumes.

Anybody who reads Italian must read it.
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« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2012, 06:40:09 PM »

This one reads "even noise of Masami Akita cannot wake him up"

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« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2012, 08:55:32 AM »

Garth Ennis' Crossed was  a bit a disappointment for me, I don't know why. I have read the first tome and despitre the fantastic ultra-violent scenes I feel it like a gorier Walking Dead, minus the in depth psychology.
There is definitely something.

I would like to buy the other volumes, but I am not sure which order I am supposed to follow.

Check out David Lapham's CALIGULA



I loved it from start to end.
Although some scenes are a bit too dark and I needed light to properly see them, and some faces look alike.
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