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(CBC)   Why graphic novels could be an antidote to 'doom scrolling'. Submitter recommends 'Y: The Last Man', a cheery little tale about the end of humanity   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2021-06-08 1:28:53 PM  
Y is a good recommendation.

Fables is another.

The actual Infinity Gauntlet crossover is a lot of fun. So is the mega Civil War collection.

Transmetropolitan has it's high points but there are problematic elements in the modern age.

100 Bullets is good as a collection.

If anyone wants digital versions of these email my UF and I'll get them to you.
 
2021-06-08 2:45:03 PM  
They're not dolls comic books, they're action figures graphic novels!!!
 
2021-06-08 2:51:05 PM  
I'd say what about that upbeat ditty V for Vendetta; just be wary of someone who cheers for Almond and Susan to win
 
2021-06-08 2:59:39 PM  
 
2021-06-08 3:13:00 PM  
Elfquest

Preacher

Sandman

Maus I and Maus II are brilliant and terrifying.
 
2021-06-08 3:24:31 PM  
TFA itself is too full of artsy-fartsy jargon for my tastes, but I agree more adults should be reading all kinds of illustrated stories. Someday I might even train myself to stop and look at the pictures instead of skimming all the speech bubbles and trying to move on without actually taking in what's happening.

I'll just be over here scribbling notes while everyone else recommends stuff.
 
2021-06-08 3:44:29 PM  

GilRuiz1: Delilah Dirk.

Atomic Robo.

Hinges.

The Shadow Hero.

Over the Wall.

Princess Ugg.


Atomic Robo might be the most underrated comic out there.

Sweet Tooth (and check out the Netflix show)
Descender
WE3
 
2021-06-08 3:57:06 PM  
Matt Fraction's Hawkeye run
Saga
Jim Henson's The Storyteller
Essex County trilogy
The Vision (Tom King)
All-Star Superman
 
2021-06-08 4:04:08 PM  
East of West
Skull Kickers (free online)
 
2021-06-08 4:30:02 PM  
Akumetsu for your kill the corrupt cathartic buzz

Anything being translated by Reaper scans is good for the action adventure buzz

Kumo desu ga, nani ka? is a hilarious take on the reincarnation thing gone sideways
 
2021-06-08 5:50:25 PM  
The best comic I ever read was tattooed on a hobo. And now I am dead.
 
2021-06-08 5:52:17 PM  
Anyone who is a fan of the "Life is Strange" games (especially the original and prequel), should check out the comic series based on them... I only discovered this even existed just recently, and I love the original and prequel games... I've always wanted a proper sequel to the original, exploring what happens to Max and Chloe after they leave the destroyed Arcadia Bay together (because, that's the only correct ending, and screw you if you choose to kill Chloe to save the town!), and this comic series gives me that... It's not as good as getting a real game sequel, but it's very good, anyway...
 
2021-06-08 6:38:50 PM  

TelemonianAjax: Y is a good recommendation.

Fables is another.

The actual Infinity Gauntlet crossover is a lot of fun. So is the mega Civil War collection.

Transmetropolitan has it's high points but there are problematic elements in the modern age.

100 Bullets is good as a collection.

If anyone wants digital versions of these email my UF and I'll get them to you.


I have all the 100 Bullets TPB's but I don't think I ever finished the last 2 or 3. I need to get off my ass and read the series.

As for big Marvel collections, Operation Galactic Storm is pretty great too. I am surprised that The Kree haven't been the villain in an Avengers movie yet.
 
2021-06-08 7:19:13 PM  

TelemonianAjax: Y is a good recommendation.

Fables is another.

The actual Infinity Gauntlet crossover is a lot of fun. So is the mega Civil War collection.

Transmetropolitan has it's high points but there are problematic elements in the modern age.

100 Bullets is good as a collection.

If anyone wants digital versions of these email my UF and I'll get them to you.


Fables is superior to GRRM in painting itself into a corner with a massive battle that ends in 3 seconds out of left field, over and over.
 
2021-06-08 7:29:48 PM  

Anoria: TFA itself is too full of artsy-fartsy jargon for my tastes, but I agree more adults should be reading all kinds of illustrated stories. Someday I might even train myself to stop and look at the pictures instead of skimming all the speech bubbles and trying to move on without actually taking in what's happening.

I'll just be over here scribbling notes while everyone else recommends stuff.


The Marvel Unlimited app has a neat feature that reads panel by panel even shifting views with each tap. It really pushes the eyes away from walls of text
 
2021-06-08 7:36:09 PM  
100 Bullets is probably one of my all time favorite series. There is so much packed into it that it really rewards repeated reading. Azzarello's use of wordplay and double meaning is amazing, and Risso is constantly telling a secondary visual story in the background. On the surface it's a story of crime and revenge, but it's also about how America got to be so farked up and stay that way.

/thank you for coming to my TED Talk
//check out Young Liars if the idea of a sprawling wtf nsfw David Lynch punk rock love song appeals to you
///and read everything by Brubaker and Phillips because
 
2021-06-08 9:44:17 PM  
It's back on hiatus again, but...

Kurt Busiek's Astro City

This is seriously the greatest superhero book of all time. Period. From the initial Issue 1 back in...1995?, up to the most recent break 2 years ago, Busiek has populated Astro City with recognizable pastiches and homages, and made them better than the originals. The emphasis is always on the 'human' in 'superhuman'. He doesn't do deconstruction so much as give the characters that extra nudge that makes them more completely realized.

Right now, Issue 1 and a lot of the TPB collections are free on Comixology & Kindle
 
2021-06-08 10:01:02 PM  
Girl Genius is a total hoot! No super heroes, just folks who can warp reality and make windup mini-bots that are intelligent.

And mutant warriors that are like super heroes, but kind of dumb.
 
2021-06-08 10:07:02 PM  
oglaf isn't a novel, and it REALLY is NOT SAFE FOR WORK,  but it's free online and there's quite a bit of it
 
2021-06-08 10:11:48 PM  
These will certainly take your mind off of the worries of the world...

Junji Ito
 
2021-06-08 10:21:57 PM  
Also, someone who tells stories with illustrations and captions, but has never been accused of putting out a comic book:

Edward Gorey.

Pretty sure he's my spirit guide.

/ has a Gashlycrumb Tinies t-shirt. It disturbs children and parents alike.
 
2021-06-08 11:00:47 PM  
Lucifer (the sandman spin off had some really good bits)
 
2021-06-08 11:22:37 PM  

maxheck: Also, someone who tells stories with illustrations and captions, but has never been accused of putting out a comic book:

Edward Gorey.

Pretty sure he's my spirit guide.

/ has a Gashlycrumb Tinies t-shirt. It disturbs children and parents alike.


Seriously... It may not be as world-shaking as other illustrated literature, but if ever you get a chance, check out Edward Gorey. The minimum would be a sensible chuckle. The maximum is fun.
 
2021-06-08 11:55:09 PM  
Astro City is wonderful. After so many grim takes on the superhero, it's such a relief to read something that's unapologetically idealistic and hopeful.

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck is also great. Episodic adventures beautifully drawn make a surprisingly compelling story of the early life of the world's richest duck.

Bone is a classic fantasy adventure story, very funny. The art is black and white and beautiful and I love the juxtaposition of the cartoony title character against the realistic setting.

I also have to recommend some webcomics. Stand Still, Stay Silent is a beautifully drawn post apocalyptic story of an expedition into the now silent world. Unsounded is a (often gory) fantasy story that's done more with the "web" portion of webcomic than any other, with events literally creeping off of the page. And Girl Genius is a hilarious adventure story of a girl finding her spark in a world where the industrial revolution broke out into all out war.
 
2021-06-09 12:12:07 AM  

karl2025: Stand Still, Stay Silent i


That's been recommended to me several times, I don't know why I haven't dipped my toes in.

Bobbins / ScaryGoRound / Steeple is an amazing decades-long fun adventure with John Allison.
 
2021-06-09 12:17:55 AM  

Fano: TelemonianAjax: Y is a good recommendation.

Fables is another.

The actual Infinity Gauntlet crossover is a lot of fun. So is the mega Civil War collection.

Transmetropolitan has it's high points but there are problematic elements in the modern age.

100 Bullets is good as a collection.

If anyone wants digital versions of these email my UF and I'll get them to you.

Fables is superior to GRRM in painting itself into a corner with a massive battle that ends in 3 seconds out of left field, over and over.


My wife tried to get me to watch Once Upon A Time with her and I kept internally screaming "Fables did it better!"
 
2021-06-09 12:19:57 AM  

karl2025: Astro City


This should have been my first recommendation.  It's a labor of love.
 
2021-06-09 12:23:34 AM  

TelemonianAjax: Fano: TelemonianAjax: Y is a good recommendation.

Fables is another.

The actual Infinity Gauntlet crossover is a lot of fun. So is the mega Civil War collection.

Transmetropolitan has it's high points but there are problematic elements in the modern age.

100 Bullets is good as a collection.

If anyone wants digital versions of these email my UF and I'll get them to you.

Fables is superior to GRRM in painting itself into a corner with a massive battle that ends in 3 seconds out of left field, over and over.

My wife tried to get me to watch Once Upon A Time with her and I kept internally screaming "Fables did it better!"


I loved the hell out of Fables and wished it had gone on longer. So many great takes.

I wish I had more people to talk with about the series but Once Upon a Time and other derivative works seem to be more prominent.

I just hope I wasn't too spoileriffic saying that every major crisis is resolved with a wet fart.
Except that first one which was pretty awesome.
 
2021-06-09 12:03:19 PM  
"Empowered" is called "A sexy superhero comedy (except when it isn't)." A bit of everything, that plays straight, makes fun of, and deconstructs superhero tropes and concepts. Can swing from funny to dark to NSFW and back in the course of a page.
 
2021-06-09 7:15:32 PM  

sorceror: "Empowered" is called "A sexy superhero comedy (except when it isn't)." A bit of everything, that plays straight, makes fun of, and deconstructs superhero tropes and concepts. Can swing from funny to dark to NSFW and back in the course of a page.


I second Empowered, but you gotta be looking for something sexy.
 
2021-06-09 9:51:03 PM  

TheMarchHare: GilRuiz1: Delilah Dirk.

Atomic Robo.

Hinges.

The Shadow Hero.

Over the Wall.

Princess Ugg.

Atomic Robo might be the most underrated comic out there.

Sweet Tooth (and check out the Netflix show)
Descender
WE3


I just wanted to jump back in and throw some love too at Atomic Robo. Man, I'd watch the hell out of an AR animated series that basically just does short seasons across the various arcs.
 
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