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2018-03-07 02:04:21 PM  
I'm in the market for a new comic to pick up. I don't like endless comics, but ones with a definite story arc that comes to a completion, so most superhero comics are out, except for specific story arcs, like Batman Death of the Family.

I've read most of the main "must read" comics out there, like Transmetropolitan, Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Preacher, etc. so I'm looking for suggestions that are just a touch less well-known.
 
2018-03-07 02:16:04 PM  
Norman Osborn once more knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man
 
2018-03-07 02:42:25 PM  

nmrsnr: I'm in the market for a new comic to pick up. I don't like endless comics, but ones with a definite story arc that comes to a completion, so most superhero comics are out, except for specific story arcs, like Batman Death of the Family.

I've read most of the main "must read" comics out there, like Transmetropolitan, Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Preacher, etc. so I'm looking for suggestions that are just a touch less well-known.


Letter 44 is a pretty good one.  Only 35 or so issues.
 
2018-03-07 02:43:16 PM  
Punisher: The Platoon is another really good self-contained series that recently concluded.  6 issues.
 
2018-03-07 03:07:25 PM  
The cover of Green Arrow and the comic seemed horribly off, and not by obligatory "x defeated?" opposite thing standard.

Good issue though, I always appreciate when GL/GA pairing is remembered.
 
2018-03-07 03:08:31 PM  

nmrsnr: I'm in the market for a new comic to pick up. I don't like endless comics, but ones with a definite story arc that comes to a completion, so most superhero comics are out, except for specific story arcs, like Batman Death of the Family.

I've read most of the main "must read" comics out there, like Transmetropolitan, Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Preacher, etc. so I'm looking for suggestions that are just a touch less well-known.


Have you heard of Terry Moore's Rachel Rising? The description might be of interest:

Rachel rises from the grave to track down her own murderer in this chilling tale of suspense. With the help of a 10-year old serial killer carrying the remains of Satan's sword, and a sister who is literally the first woman to ever exist, Rachel uncovers the wicked secrets of small town Manson and its terrible role in earth's final days. Can Rachel learn from her past in time to save the future?

It's already complete, and available in an omnibus edition.
 
2018-03-07 03:23:11 PM  

nmrsnr: I'm in the market for a new comic to pick up. I don't like endless comics, but ones with a definite story arc that comes to a completion, so most superhero comics are out, except for specific story arcs, like Batman Death of the Family.

I've read most of the main "must read" comics out there, like Transmetropolitan, Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Preacher, etc. so I'm looking for suggestions that are just a touch less well-known.


Finder by Carla Speed McNeil

Extensively annotated in the compilations.  Weird, heady, and poignant.
 
2018-03-07 04:16:12 PM  

nmrsnr: I'm in the market for a new comic to pick up. I don't like endless comics, but ones with a definite story arc that comes to a completion, so most superhero comics are out, except for specific story arcs, like Batman Death of the Family.

I've read most of the main "must read" comics out there, like Transmetropolitan, Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Preacher, etc. so I'm looking for suggestions that are just a touch less well-known.


I Kill Giants - 7 issue coming of age miniseries by Joe Kelly & J.M. Ken Nimura about a teen girl who believes that giants are coming to kill everything good and she has to stop them.  Movie adaptation is coming out later this year.

Nightly News - 7 issue dark comedy by Jonathan Hickman about a cult that's killing off news personalities.

Saga - 49 issues and counting space opera by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples about a man and woman from alien races that are at war falling in love and having a kid.  Great character work and occasional heartbreaking twists like Vaughan is known for.

Unwritten - Metatextual series by Mike Carey and Peter Gross about... pretty much if J.K. Rowling had a son named Harry Potter who grew up to find out that she wrote those stories to give him actual magical powers due to the public believing in him as they did in the book, and he needed to use that power to fight off an evil cabal that uses literature to shape the world.

Lucifer - Sandman spinoff by Mike Carey and Peter Gross that has a bit more direction than the original series and focuses on the devil's conflict with God.

Locke & Key - Dark fantasy series by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez about a family whose kids discover magical keys in their home and use them to fight off a dark force trying to manipulate them into letting it into our world.  Uses so many Stephen King tropes, it becomes pretty obvious that Joe Hill is his son using a pen name.  But it's excellent.

Vision - 12 issue series by Tom King & Gabriel Walta about the synthezoid Avenger from Marvel Comics.  Vision creates a family and moves into the suburbs of D.C. in order to better understand humanity.  And then the killings start.

I can recommend a lot more, but I don't want to make this too long.  :)
 
2018-03-07 04:26:10 PM  

BEKirby: Have you heard of Terry Moore's Rachel Rising? The description might be of interest:

Rachel rises from the grave to track down her own murderer in this chilling tale of suspense.


Altered Beast comic?

/yeah, it's not their own murderer, but still...
 
2018-03-07 04:30:18 PM  

CT Zeal: Lucifer - Sandman spinoff by Mike Carey and Peter Gross that has a bit more direction than the original series and focuses on the devil's conflict with God.


This is literally my favorite comic series. Yes, I like it better than Sandman.

I was always interested in Locke & Key, but from what I understand it's an anthology series, so highly variable in quality.

Saga looks good, I'll try and read it slow enough so that I never catch up :)

Thanks, that's a nice looking list.
 
2018-03-07 04:56:36 PM  

nmrsnr: BEKirby: Have you heard of Terry Moore's Rachel Rising? The description might be of interest:

Rachel rises from the grave to track down her own murderer in this chilling tale of suspense.

Altered Beast comic?

/yeah, it's not their own murderer, but still...


I thought the whole "10-year old serial killer with Satan's sword" bit was the most arresting, but to each their own. ;-)
 
2018-03-07 05:00:27 PM  

BEKirby: I thought the whole "10-year old serial killer with Satan's sword" bit was the most arresting, but to each their own. ;-)


It sound interesting right up to the point where I read that, and it became 2edgy4me.
 
2018-03-07 05:14:16 PM  

CT Zeal: nmrsnr: I'm in the market for a new comic to pick up. I don't like endless comics, but ones with a definite story arc that comes to a completion, so most superhero comics are out, except for specific story arcs, like Batman Death of the Family.

I've read most of the main "must read" comics out there, like Transmetropolitan, Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Preacher, etc. so I'm looking for suggestions that are just a touch less well-known.

I Kill Giants - 7 issue coming of age miniseries by Joe Kelly & J.M. Ken Nimura about a teen girl who believes that giants are coming to kill everything good and she has to stop them.  Movie adaptation is coming out later this year.

Nightly News - 7 issue dark comedy by Jonathan Hickman about a cult that's killing off news personalities.

Saga - 49 issues and counting space opera by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples about a man and woman from alien races that are at war falling in love and having a kid.  Great character work and occasional heartbreaking twists like Vaughan is known for.

Unwritten - Metatextual series by Mike Carey and Peter Gross about... pretty much if J.K. Rowling had a son named Harry Potter who grew up to find out that she wrote those stories to give him actual magical powers due to the public believing in him as they did in the book, and he needed to use that power to fight off an evil cabal that uses literature to shape the world.

Lucifer - Sandman spinoff by Mike Carey and Peter Gross that has a bit more direction than the original series and focuses on the devil's conflict with God.

Locke & Key - Dark fantasy series by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez about a family whose kids discover magical keys in their home and use them to fight off a dark force trying to manipulate them into letting it into our world.  Uses so many Stephen King tropes, it becomes pretty obvious that Joe Hill is his son using a pen name.  But it's excellent.

Vision - 12 issue series by Tom King & Gabriel Walta about the synthezoid Avenger from Marvel Comics.  Vision creates a family and moves into the suburbs of D.C. in order to better understand humanity.  And then the killings start.

I can recommend a lot more, but I don't want to make this too long.  :)


Don't forget uber.
 
2018-03-07 05:20:09 PM  

skepticultist: BEKirby: I thought the whole "10-year old serial killer with Satan's sword" bit was the most arresting, but to each their own. ;-)

It sound interesting right up to the point where I read that, and it became 2edgy4me.


Yeah, it reads a bit emo, but it's quite a bit more subtle. More character driven, less over the top slaughter house.
 
2018-03-07 05:50:20 PM  

nmrsnr: I'm in the market for a new comic to pick up. I don't like endless comics, but ones with a definite story arc that comes to a completion, so most superhero comics are out, except for specific story arcs, like Batman Death of the Family.

I've read most of the main "must read" comics out there, like Transmetropolitan, Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Preacher, etc. so I'm looking for suggestions that are just a touch less well-known.


I've been on a Vaughan kick recently, and both Y: The Last Man (every man suddenly and mysteriously dies except one) and Ex Machina (superhero/vigilante turns politician) are quite good and completed. Saga is probably my favorite comic right now, but it's still going.
 
2018-03-07 06:16:27 PM  
I miss Bridgett.  So bubbly her bubbles had bubbles.
 
2018-03-07 06:37:47 PM  

nmrsnr: CT Zeal: Lucifer - Sandman spinoff by Mike Carey and Peter Gross that has a bit more direction than the original series and focuses on the devil's conflict with God.

This is literally my favorite comic series. Yes, I like it better than Sandman.

I was always interested in Locke & Key, but from what I understand it's an anthology series, so highly variable in quality.

Saga looks good, I'll try and read it slow enough so that I never catch up :)

Thanks, that's a nice looking list.


I prefer Lucifer to Sandman too.  If you liked it, then definitely check out Unwritten.  It's a series that I can't explain well without making it sound either too simplistic and silly or too dry and professorial.  Carey and Gross also have their new series Highest House beginning this week.

Locke & Key actually isn't an anthology series (though they did put out one or two one-off issues.)  It follows the Locke family and their fight against the main antagonist from beginning to end, with occasional flashbacks to provide context.

Saga is phenomenal, but be warned: Brian K. Vaughan is a lot like Joss Whedon and George R. R. Martin.  He gets you to care for characters and then likes to pull the rug out from under you.  He did it with Y the Last Man and Ex Machina too (also excellent reads.)

rekraFlatoT: Don't forget Uber.

I left out a lot of good ones, otherwise my post would be several volumes long.  But I actually haven't read Uber.  I do enjoy Kieron Gillen's writing, though.
 
2018-03-07 10:29:56 PM  

2wolves: I miss Bridgett.  So bubbly her bubbles had bubbles.


This. Funny kid and she loved some comics. They should have put her on a national commercial to telling the yutes of today that comics are cool... This feels like the end times for print comics but I hope that's not the case.
 
2018-03-07 10:35:39 PM  

CT Zeal: nmrsnr: I'm in the market for a new comic to pick up. I don't like endless comics, but ones with a definite story arc that comes to a completion, so most superhero comics are out, except for specific story arcs, like Batman Death of the Family.

I've read most of the main "must read" comics out there, like Transmetropolitan, Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Preacher, etc. so I'm looking for suggestions that are just a touch less well-known.

I Kill Giants - 7 issue coming of age miniseries by Joe Kelly & J.M. Ken Nimura about a teen girl who believes that giants are coming to kill everything good and she has to stop them.  Movie adaptation is coming out later this year.

Nightly News - 7 issue dark comedy by Jonathan Hickman about a cult that's killing off news personalities.

Saga - 49 issues and counting space opera by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples about a man and woman from alien races that are at war falling in love and having a kid.  Great character work and occasional heartbreaking twists like Vaughan is known for.

Unwritten - Metatextual series by Mike Carey and Peter Gross about... pretty much if J.K. Rowling had a son named Harry Potter who grew up to find out that she wrote those stories to give him actual magical powers due to the public believing in him as they did in the book, and he needed to use that power to fight off an evil cabal that uses literature to shape the world.

Lucifer - Sandman spinoff by Mike Carey and Peter Gross that has a bit more direction than the original series and focuses on the devil's conflict with God.

Locke & Key - Dark fantasy series by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez about a family whose kids discover magical keys in their home and use them to fight off a dark force trying to manipulate them into letting it into our world.  Uses so many Stephen King tropes, it becomes pretty obvious that Joe Hill is his son using a pen name.  But it's excellent.

Vision - 12 issue series by Tom King & Gabriel Walta about the synthezoid Avenger from Marvel Comics.  Vision creates a family and moves into the suburbs of D.C. in order to better understand humanity.  And then the killings start.

I can recommend a lot more, but I don't want to make this too long.  :)


That's am interesting list and I can tell there's a few titles in there I'll like. My prior reading list sounds exactly like nmrsnr's and I'm looking for a new book myself. Started Locke and key -  it's good but I'd like a diversion to mix it up.

/Thx
 
2018-03-08 01:12:59 AM  

nmrsnr: I'm in the market for a new comic to pick up. I don't like endless comics, but ones with a definite story arc that comes to a completion, so most superhero comics are out, except for specific story arcs, like Batman Death of the Family.

I've read most of the main "must read" comics out there, like Transmetropolitan, Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Preacher, etc. so I'm looking for suggestions that are just a touch less well-known.


Lucifer
DMZ
Y: The Last Man
The Wicked & The Divine
Global Frequency
The Loki Saga: (Journey Into Mystery .-> Young Avengers v2 -> Loki: Agent of Asgard)
New Avengers v3 - > USAvengers
 
2018-03-08 11:29:39 AM  

nmrsnr: I'm in the market for a new comic to pick up. I don't like endless comics, but ones with a definite story arc that comes to a completion, so most superhero comics are out, except for specific story arcs, like Batman Death of the Family.

I've read most of the main "must read" comics out there, like Transmetropolitan, Watchmen, Bone, Sandman, Preacher, etc. so I'm looking for suggestions that are just a touch less well-known.


How bout Fear Agent?
 
2018-03-08 11:41:19 PM  
Bacchus - Eddie Campbell. you can find it in omnibus form. or ~10 volumes of paperbacks. well worth the depiction of the minor God as he inhabits Mankind for shiats and giggles. and told in some very inventive ways by Campbell.

100 Bullets
Starman (Robinson/Harris)
Sandman Mystery Theater (Wagner/Davis)
Finder (glad it was already mentioned but im mentioning it too)
Criminal (Brubaker)
Top 10 (Alan Moore with the ABC imprint - also recommend Tom Strong from that imprint)
House of Secrets (Seagle)
Planetary (guessing youve read that though)

thats just some of the longer form mostly self-contained stories. too many vertigo titles to list, and stuff like 4-issue minis is kind of endless really. Bacchus got a blurb because it's just really really friggin good to me.
 
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