52 has a TON of great writers. I've only read a few issues and it was a while ago so I can't say for certain how great it was but I know the writers in it are definitely high caliber people, besides the douche bag Grant Morrison. It's definitely worth trying though. I mean, the names on there are high brand DC writers. Try it out, lemme know how it is. -MC117
Hey Masterchief, are you familiar with 52? I am looking at new comic books to buy and, well, I don't know if 52 is good. It sounds great, but then I am worried that the story is related to a bunch of things I'm not familiar with. That happened with Planetary, and I was completely lost. I'm not sure how much knowledge of the DC universe I'd need to possess in order to appreciate 52.
I didn't wanna buy V for Vendetta all over again. I already have the trade paperback and a few original issues from the 1980s. It's weird because there's a comic convention in my country, and he wasn't on the guest list for some reason (Matt Fraction did come this year, though). I'm not sure why he skipped the convention and went to the bookstore signing instead. Either way, I'm a little peeved at the fact that I totally missed out on the opportunity. I mean, he isn't my all-time favorite comic book artist but, still. At least it wasn't Alan Moore or something.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!? YOU SUCK! I can't believe that and you didn't have anything to sign!? Hahaha. Wow. It's funny the entire time I was writing this I was humming..."FOR THE LONGEST TIME...WOAH OH OH..." hahahaha
Sure! Tell me what you think of them after you are done. Strangely enough, I don't really have a lot of Batman/Superman comics. I have The Killing Joke, the Dark Knight Returns, The Dark Knight Strikes Again and Kingdom Come. That's about it, I think. I've never been into the Spiderman, Batman, Superman type of comic books personally. I suppose it's just a little too long and difficult to follow, and I haven't actually got the patience (and funds) to collect them all.
Wow, good job on that list. I've heard of three of them but never went around to downloading them. But as soon as I was reading the list I popped up the site(ahem...torrent) and started downloading a way...These all sound REALLY good. I appreciate the suggestions man. I mean, I have tons of comics to read but mostly Batman/Superman and was looking for something a little...new. But thanks a lot.:)
5) Blankets. Not exactly your run of the mill superhero comic book. This autobiographical comic book is really the best of its type that I have ever read. The writer writes about his childhood, his battles with sexuality, spirituality, religion and whatnot is depressing and yet, enlightening.
6) I Kill Giants. I love this comic book because of how surprising the ending turned out to be. A little girl claims to be the killer of giants, and people from school find her a joy to bully for the most part. This is probably one of the most touching comic books you'd ever read.
3) Locke & Key. Four volumes, three released. I am currently reading this series right now, and it's been pretty good I'd say. It's a horror comic that begins with the murdering of a father, and how the family was forced to move from the west coast to the east where the father grew up. In their father's old house, they find special keys hidden in different places that did magical and strange things. One key opened the backdoor of the house and turns the user into a spirit, one key unlocks your brain and the other will allow you to go anywhere.
4) Fables. My favorite comic book series of all time. 14 volumes so far, ongoing. If you are a fan of comic books, you should know what Fables is all about. So I don't suppose it needs a lot of introduction. Be patient with the first volume, and the rest of the series will reward you.
I'm not really sure what you have read or haven't read, but these are some of the comics that I'd recommend to anybody out there.
1) Sleeper. Two volumes, completed. Think of this as The Departed meeting a superhero comic book. The protagonist is a cop of sorts that has the power of absorbing pain and injuries and then inflicting them on the next person he touches. This series is loosely set in the Wildstorm universe. You don't really have to be familiar with the universe to understand what's going on. It also has some of the best art work I have ever seen. You can go check it out.
2) Incognito. One volume, completed. This comic is like a darker version of The Incredibles. The protagonist is an ex-supervillain, living the life of an ordinary office worker. He is doing so because he ratted out his ex-boss, and he has to dangerously balance his current life as a nobody with his previous life as a supervillain, all while running away from his previous colleagues.