Favorite "modern" comic books/graphic novels?

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  1. Scott Weinberg

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    What with this "classic" superhero cinema renaissance in full swing, I'm curious to check out some titles I don't know much about.
    I'm planning to pick up Hellboy, Powers and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and I'm wondering what other titles you'd recommend.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    My favorites these days are Preacher (which is finished now anyway, the movie is reportedly stuck in development hell) and Bone (Which also have a movie coming I believe)

    Also, Sin city, but I guess that is starting to get old as well.

    A few manga favorites are Blade of the immortal and Gunsmith cats
     
  3. Chuck Mayer

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    Scott,
    Hellboy is a blast.
    Start with:
    Seed of Destruction TPB
    The Chained Coffin and Others TPB (Short Stories + The Wolves of Saint August collected)
    Wake the Devil TPB
    The Right Hand of Doom TPB (Short Stories + Almost Colossus and The Right Hand of Doom 2 issue series collected)
    Conqueror Worm TPB
    Great, great stuff!
    Beyond that and The Dark Knight Strikes Again, I don't read much anymore[​IMG]
    Take care,
    Chuck
     
  4. Steve Enemark

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    America's Best Comics by Alan Moore and Co. are all great, but Promethea and Greyshirt especially stand out for me.
     
  5. Brook K

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    I haven't collected since '96, but intelligent stuff I liked back then included
    Grendel
    Sin City
    Sandman
    Hellblazer
    and 80's graphic novels like
    V For Vendetta
    Watchmen
    The Dark Knight Returns
    The Killing Joke
    And what was the name of that 95 or 96 book about a big Alligator Emperor who ruled a bunch of planets and rode around in a giant skyscraper on tank treads? I really liked it but it only lasted about 8-10 issues.
     

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