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(The Roosevelts)   The top five comic books you should be reading, written by a woman who knows these things   (rsvlts.com) divider line 89
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2013-03-30 10:04:58 AM  

cato113: Baron Harkonnen: Preacher is a disgustingly irredeemable comic book, and Warren Ellis Garth Ennis has issues.
FTFY

Hitman was pretty fun


Not just fun, but awesome. Hitman is one of my top three favorite series of all time, along with Sandman and Starman.

goodcomics.comicbookresources.com
 
2013-03-30 10:09:44 AM  
I agree with above poster that Y: The Last Man is one of the all-time greats.  After that, there's just not much, though Planetary was good.

\Watchmen is overrated, mostly because it is typical Alan Moore pretentiousness
 
2013-03-30 10:12:28 AM  
Fails without Transmetropolitan, 100 Bullets, and Powers.
 
2013-03-30 10:14:30 AM  
I'd like to have seen Atomic Robo on a best comics list, but I'm not sure it'll ever make a Top 5 or Top 10 as an independent.

/Same for Fables
 
2013-03-30 10:18:41 AM  
Baron Harkonnen:  I know there's an adventure story going on there

I always thought it was a love story.  Sure felt like it at the end.

Also, you forgot to mention the giant "woman" made out of meat products that the sad, shriveled old man would fark while yelling WORK THE SHAFT.

/were there really that many dicks chopped off?  The one that the dog got doesn't count.
 
2013-03-30 10:21:40 AM  

Bamboozler: List is not complete without Transmetropolitan and The Boys


Chick did put Druuna, Little Ego, and Crossing Midnight on there, so there's that.
 
2013-03-30 10:22:41 AM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Could they even make a movie, or perhaps an HBO series, out of Transmetropolitan?  Maybe there aren't enough drugs in the world to pull it off.


Once we get 3D printers good enough...
 
2013-03-30 10:24:03 AM  

Mulchpuppy: Baron Harkonnen:  I know there's an adventure story going on there

I always thought it was a love story.  Sure felt like it at the end.

Also, you forgot to mention the giant "woman" made out of meat products that the sad, shriveled old man would fark while yelling WORK THE SHAFT.

/were there really that many dicks chopped off?  The one that the dog got doesn't count.


Herr Starr lost his dick to the dog, Sheriff Root cut his dick off and shoved it up his ass, and Cassidy got his dick shot off by Frankie the Eunuch, whose dick was also cut off at some point in the past by mafia rivals.

Other lost body parts include Jesse's eye being bitten out by God, Herr Starr's leg was taken by the Chunt brothers, Arseface's face...
 
2013-03-30 10:27:50 AM  

cheezitmojo: I'd like to have seen Atomic Robo on a best comics list,


It doesn't belong there. It's good, but it's fluff.
 
2013-03-30 10:33:20 AM  

Mulchpuppy: I always thought it was a love story.  Sure felt like it at the end.


There was a lot of things Ennis threw into Preacher. Love story, Western, History Channel conspiracies, something something treatise on immortality... What can I say, he was young and drunk.
 
2013-03-30 10:56:41 AM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Mulchpuppy: I always thought it was a love story.  Sure felt like it at the end.

There was a lot of things Ennis threw into Preacher. Love story, Western, History Channel conspiracies, something something treatise on immortality... What can I say, he was young and drunk.


What's his excuse now?  I picked up a copy of The Boys a few weeks ago, and goddamn, the thing was just a few panels removed from being a porn/snuff comic.  No storyline that I could discern.  Just a large amount of books and slaughter.  It's very much a fanboy comic, and I think that's where Ennis resides in popularity: with the fanboys.

\even his Dredd stuff was excessive
\\Dredd!
 
2013-03-30 11:14:40 AM  

Banacek: Worst "Paid for" Fark link ever? No, not in a world whereWampler exists.


The darks days of Wampler appear to be in Fark's past. An experiment that was conceived in mediocrity and executed by thumbless trees.
 
2013-03-30 11:18:36 AM  
Anyone not reading Fables is really missing out.
 
2013-03-30 11:40:04 AM  

soporific: Anyone not reading Fables is really missing out.


Agreed.
 
2013-03-30 12:05:08 PM  

Dog Welder: As others have said, that list is pretty much 1995 all over again.

Want some modern stuff?

Saga
The Massive
Hawkeye
Deadpool Killistrated
Batman (yes, it's been good)
Adventure Time
The new relaunch of the Valiant books (Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot, X-O Manowar and Harbinger are all solid)


Is deadpool killistrated really good? I'm a huge deadpool nerd, and really think cable and deadpool was one of the best books of the Last decade, but i was very disappointed with the series reboot post the whole Thor vs. Osborn thing. I just felt like they went too slapstick after spending years trying to make deadpool a semi-serious character.

I want to go back to the desperately trying to atone, but unable to through no fault of his own style of writing.
 
2013-03-30 12:13:42 PM  

soporific: Anyone not reading Fables is really missing out.


Did they finally get around to finishing it? I know there was a long period where they just stopped putting out new issues (after the big war, when boy blue was dead).

I used to read that religiously, though.
 
2013-03-30 12:23:26 PM  
HAWKEYE
AVENGERS
NEW AVENGERS
CAPTAIN AMERICA
FANTASTIC FOUR

Are they all Marvel? Yes. Because the Marvel Now stuff has been awesome!
 
2013-03-30 12:35:57 PM  
I haven't read Planetary or his X-Men, but everything I've read by Ellis (Ultimate Galactus Trilogy, Nextwave, Doom 2099, Invisibles) has been weapons-grade meh.
 
2013-03-30 12:36:19 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Mulchpuppy: I always thought it was a love story.  Sure felt like it at the end.

There was a lot of things Ennis threw into Preacher. Love story, Western, History Channel conspiracies, something something treatise on immortality... What can I say, he was young and drunk.

What's his excuse now?  I picked up a copy of The Boys a few weeks ago, and goddamn, the thing was just a few panels removed from being a porn/snuff comic.  No storyline that I could discern.  Just a large amount of books and slaughter.  It's very much a fanboy comic, and I think that's where Ennis resides in popularity: with the fanboys.

\even his Dredd stuff was excessive
\\Dredd!


The Boys deconstructs the torture porn tendency of modern dark comics in an absurdly violent way to underscore what he's talking about.  It's Authority and Watchmen on acid and coke; Ennis just works in violence the way Pollack worked with paint splatters.  His two runs on The Punisher (Marvel Knights and MAX both) go to that - while the MK Punisher was too close to Preacher in slapstick tone, the MAX run goes again to his ability to research and present controversial stuff in very unavoidable ways.  His arc on the sex slave trade was horrifying.

Also:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Five Comics My Boyfriend Told Me Were Good"


Get farked.
 
2013-03-30 12:39:28 PM  

Wendy's Chili: I haven't read Planetary or his X-Men, but everything I've read by Ellis (Ultimate Galactus Trilogy, Nextwave, Doom 2099, Invisibles) has been weapons-grade meh.


Invisibles was Grant Morrison during his "let's take a farkton of drugs and write" phase.
 
2013-03-30 12:58:22 PM  

Wendy's Chili: I haven't read Planetary or his X-Men, but everything I've read by Ellis (Ultimate Galactus Trilogy, Nextwave, Doom 2099, Invisibles) has been weapons-grade meh.


...

Not sure if trolling? You've got a great hodgepodge of Ellis and  Ennis mixed in there. And Nextwave was farking awesome. It healed America by beating people up.
 
2013-03-30 12:59:30 PM  

Baron Harkonnen: Crap, I know who both of them are, and had a brain fart moment.  I meant to say Garth Ennis.  I screwed that up, and it kind of ruined my point for me.

I wasn't trolling.  That's really my opinion.  I know that a lot of people like Preacher.  I don't know how they can stomach that kind of stuff.  I know there's an adventure story going on there, and some cool and interesting characters at the heart of it, but they're at the bottom of a huge pile of shiat, blood, vomit, pus, severed penises and ripped intestines.  I'm not digging thru that.  I don't think it's sanctimonious to point out that Ennis made the whole comic as gross and disgusting as he possibly could, and did a damned fine job of it.  Now, if you're into that sort of thing, fine, I, but what really bugs me about Preacher is that it somehow has this fantastic reputation when it's nothing more than an extended geek show designed to gross out the reader.  A well-written geek show, true, but a geek show.


Never read Crossed. It goes further than Preacher.
 
2013-03-30 01:01:10 PM  
Same difference. Ellis, Ennis, Morrison, and Whedon are all overrated.They're names thrown around by people who don't read comics.The best in the medium, imo, are Vaughn, Brubaker, Hickman, and Azzarello./Transmetropolitan was meh too.
 
2013-03-30 01:05:00 PM  
t3knomanser, which of those is by Ennis?
 
2013-03-30 01:12:33 PM  
"The Invisibles" was Morrison, so neither Ennis or Ellis. I got it in my head that it was Ennis. It's possible that Ellis has done an X-Men run at some point (who hasn't?), but it's Ennis who's well known for his turn at the helm. And I checked, so yes, Ellis is actually currently doing X-Men? Who knew?

Wendy's Chili: Ellis, Ennis, Morrison, and Whedon


I don't think this is untrue. I do have a soft spot for Ellis when he's at his most gonzo, but he seems to be saving that for novels, these days.

Wendy's Chili: Vaughn, Brubaker, Hickman, and Azzarello


Also not untrue.

Wendy's Chili: Transmetropolitan was meh too


Transmet is to the 90s what Watchmen was to the 80s. Neither has aged well.
 
2013-03-30 01:39:43 PM  

t3knomanser: Transmet is to the 90s what Watchmen was to the 80s. Neither has aged well.


Bullshiat.  I read them both 4-5 years ago.  The ending to Watchmen has aged quite a bit, which is why it was changed in the movie.  Transmet will always be awesome, though.
 
2013-03-30 01:45:51 PM  

The Martian Manhandler: cato113: Baron Harkonnen: Preacher is a disgustingly irredeemable comic book, and Warren Ellis Garth Ennis has issues.
FTFY

Hitman was pretty fun

Not just fun, but awesome. Hitman is one of my top three favorite series of all time, along with Sandman and Starman.

[goodcomics.comicbookresources.com image 643x680]


media.comicvine.com
 
2013-03-30 02:03:49 PM  

KhamanV: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Mulchpuppy: I always thought it was a love story.  Sure felt like it at the end.

There was a lot of things Ennis threw into Preacher. Love story, Western, History Channel conspiracies, something something treatise on immortality... What can I say, he was young and drunk.

What's his excuse now?  I picked up a copy of The Boys a few weeks ago, and goddamn, the thing was just a few panels removed from being a porn/snuff comic.  No storyline that I could discern.  Just a large amount of books and slaughter.  It's very much a fanboy comic, and I think that's where Ennis resides in popularity: with the fanboys.

\even his Dredd stuff was excessive
\\Dredd!

The Boys deconstructs the torture porn tendency of modern dark comics in an absurdly violent way to underscore what he's talking about.  It's Authority and Watchmen on acid and coke; Ennis just works in violence the way Pollack worked with paint splatters.  His two runs on The Punisher (Marvel Knights and MAX both) go to that - while the MK Punisher was too close to Preacher in slapstick tone, the MAX run goes again to his ability to research and present controversial stuff in very unavoidable ways.  His arc on the sex slave trade was horrifying.

Also:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: "Five Comics My Boyfriend Told Me Were Good"

Get farked.


I don't see that.  What I see is a guy being sensationalistic for the sake of being sensationalistic.  There's nothing but a full-hearted embrace of gore and sex in much of his work; the parody/critical element you claim to exist is simply not there.  Like I said after I saw the Dredd movie, there's a fine line between glorifying/fetishizing violence and criticizing/parodying it.  Ennis, like Dredd, crosses it.
 
2013-03-30 02:18:04 PM  

blue_2501: I read them both 4-5 years ago.


I read them both more recently. Neither really feels as strong or well executed as it did the first time I read them.
 
2013-03-30 02:39:54 PM  
I used to love comics. However, I can no longer abide by the idea of paying $4-5 for thirty pages of art and one page of text. I'll drop $9 on a 400-page novel instead.
 
2013-03-30 03:12:53 PM  

INeedAName: I used to love comics. However, I can no longer abide by the idea of paying $4-5 for thirty pages of art and one page of text. I'll drop $9 on a 400-page novel instead.


Yep.  I feel horrible buying a comic for 4.99 when I look at it for 15 minutes and then put it away for a few years.  If it is something I am DYING to have (which happens rarely), I'll buy the graphic novel.  Otherwise, I'll just Kindle a book and move on.
 
2013-03-30 04:06:07 PM  
www.westfieldcomicsetc.com

Also  Freak Angels by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield, which is online in its entirety and totally free.
 
2013-03-30 04:49:55 PM  

t3knomanser: blue_2501: I read them both 4-5 years ago.

I read them both more recently. Neither really feels as strong or well executed as it did the first time I read them.


No, I read them for the first time 4-5 years ago.
 
2013-03-30 07:38:16 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: I don't see that. What I see is a guy being sensationalistic for the sake of being sensationalistic.


I was once trying to explain to someone what a Garth Ennis book was like. The best I could come up with was to imagine a smug Irishman yelling "do I shock you?" in your face over and over and over again.

/No, Garth, you don't shock me.
 
2013-03-30 07:49:35 PM  
I liked this one if just for the talking communist monkey:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Filth_%28comics%29
 
2013-03-30 08:56:49 PM  
I liked Garth Ennis' work on Punisher Max, probably my fave take on him.

Also, where is the love for transformers more than meets the eye?
 
2013-03-30 11:36:38 PM  
If we're talking comics from the 90s, where is the love for Astro City?
 
2013-03-31 02:49:16 AM  

blue_2501: I mean, the place is populated by women, dealing with their grief over the loss of all males everywhere. The comic series is loved by both sexes, and she didn't pick this one?!


Funny you mention this one. I  picked up this comic because I kept seeing it on the shelves but it didn't really click until I saw this one woman engrossed in it on TTC subway that pushed me over the edge into actually picking it up and reading it.

Much to be said for "in-the-wild" sightings of comics-lovers making influence.
 
2013-04-01 10:53:35 AM  
Gunnerkrigg Court
Amelia Rules
Chi's Sweet New Home
Girl Genius
Bone
 
Great comics with storytelling, characterization, dialogue, and art.
 
/Yes, I do have children. They're a great excuse.
 
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