recommend me some essential graphic novels to acquire

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I have no ideas here, because I know nothing. Someone told me I should grab "Hellboy", but I'm coming on here before I get anything.

Gear! (Gear!), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:43 (sixteen years ago) link

Can't go wrong with Watchmen and Maus as a start.

m.e.a. (m.e.a.), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Sandman.

Core of Sphagnum (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Gear!, you might want to consult the helping friendly ILC satellite board (http://ilx.p3r.net/newanswers.php?board=62) in addition to petitioning your ILE compadres.

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:50 (sixteen years ago) link

But that satellite board is nothing but a haven of ne'erdowells.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:54 (sixteen years ago) link

transmetropolitan

Symplistic (shmuel), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:54 (sixteen years ago) link

the death of speedy

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:56 (sixteen years ago) link

haha "nerd'owells". anyway re hellboy "the chained coffin and other storeis" is a good startign point.

:|, Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:59 (sixteen years ago) link

From Hell
Cerebus, or the first half of it anyway
Luther Arkwright and sequel

stewart downes (sdownes), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:02 (sixteen years ago) link

David Boring (by Daniel Clowes). I liked it even more than Ghostworld.
Sin City (very cool artwork).

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Hellboy's pretty good (Mignola's art is stunning), but it's not one of the greats. If you've never read a graphic novel before, then Watchmen is probably the best introduction to the medium. Sandman's quite patchy, in my opinion, although the second collection ('A Doll's House') is excellent, and you don't really need to have read the first to understand it.

Wooden (Wooden), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Death Of Speedy
Ghost World
Return of Mr. X
Heartbreak Soup
Poison River
Watchmen
American Flagg: Hard Times
League of Extraordinary Gentleman 1 + 2

these are some of my faves off the top of my head

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:39 (sixteen years ago) link

it kind of might depend on what you like in terms of fiction too. do you generally like stuff that, um, hellboy is like?

xpost: dans got good taste as per.

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Sandman is patchy. (shh! Don't tell anyone I said that.) I second "From Hell," and I guess "Watchmen," though honestly it *is* full of holes. The Dr. Manhattan character has problems. If he can do anything, then why... oh, you'll see.

More recently... Check out some Grant Morrison stuff if you want to feel all weird-sexy-crazy-cool. "The Invisibles" kicked my ass, and "The Filth" is so strange and disgusting it crawls. It's also cool. "Transmetropolitan" is half-recommended as well, though I may not like it as much as I should just because Warren Ellis is such a pompous, asshat, "look at me I'm so twisted" prick. But then I guess all comics writers are.

My man at the moment is Brian Azarello. "100 Bullets" is top shelf. Seriously. Do not miss it.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Avoid all chapbooks written by emoboys wallowing in self pity about how bad they treat women. In fact, somebody please take the emoboys' pens away.

I guess Chris Ware is an emoboy, but he's so good at it you forgive him. "Jimmy Corrigan" is pretty fucking brilliant. You'll stare at some of the pages for ten minutes. Then you'll have a cry.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:49 (sixteen years ago) link

i like peepshow!

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:54 (sixteen years ago) link

actually get ed the happy clown - chester brown

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Invisibles seconded, but it goes downhill very fast after the fourth or fifth collection. Transmetropolitan is good, but you only need to read a couple to get the point- they're all pretty much the same.

Preacher's good if you like snappy dialogue, sick jokes, lots of violence, and somewhat dubious politics.

Wooden (Wooden), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:55 (sixteen years ago) link

avoid "Blankets" -- ugh.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:58 (sixteen years ago) link

absolutely Ed the Happy Clown.

and for emoboys, The Sands by Tom Hart.

Chris Ware's storytelling needs to catch up to his visual inventiveness, artistic talent, structural genius etc etc.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:59 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, maybe. Early Alan Moore is like that, too. "V for Vendetta" is a bit of a mess.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:00 (sixteen years ago) link

with the structure, i mean, not the visuals, which he did not draw, obv.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Ed the Happy Clown is brilliantly deranged.

Wooden (Wooden), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:02 (sixteen years ago) link

meh.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:02 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm sorry. I'll be quiet now.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:07 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.comicskins.com/csnnews/comfychair/08_27_2003/DeathofCaptainMarvel.jpg

This was the first comic book I remember ever being referred to as a "graphic novel". It's his power bands....they gave him cancer, just so ya know.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:26 (sixteen years ago) link

i'd second almost everything else above (except Preacher....ugh) and add
osama tezuka 'phoenix' series, especially 'a tale of the future'
yukinobu hoshino '2001 nights' - spooky scifi stories inspired by 2001
larry marder 'beanworld' - can't explain this. its strange.
rick smith & tania menesse 'shuck unmasked' - beautiful story about a little girl and her neighbour, a being with a very strange past.
alan moore 'top ten' - underappreciated gem, and very funny. you damn clicker!

zappi (joni), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:29 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.alarics.com/picsgrahicnovels/dc_hellblazerdangeroushabit.jpg

Garth Ennis writes, John Constantine gets cancer in an insultingly ordinary way. Classic.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:38 (sixteen years ago) link

yes i like that one.

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:42 (sixteen years ago) link

ooh, good thread. I know little about comic books, but have recently given in to them. I loved Watchmen and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. 100 Bullets is supposedly necessary. I'm currently reading Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Tarantula, which is good noir stuff, weird art.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:59 (sixteen years ago) link

What didn't you like about Blankets, Kenan? Too emo? I think Craig Thompson is a brilliant illustrator, though: he makes really good use of the page, knowing when to use panels and when to break free of them. Also, he can be extraordinarily detailed on one level (all the 1993-era posters in the girlfriend's bedroom!), while keeping another level (most faces) at beautifully simple broad strokes.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 7 October 2004 03:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Search: Ariel Schrag, Potential, an account of the author's junior year of high school, published a year or two later. It's maybe more fun if you read the first two as well (freshman year: Awkward; sophomore year: Definition), just to get introduced to Schrag's life, although they're decidedly more amateurish.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 7 October 2004 03:24 (sixteen years ago) link

And of course I second the mentions of Ghost World, Jimmy Corrigan, and From Hell.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 7 October 2004 03:25 (sixteen years ago) link

oh jesus, Alan Moore's entire run on Swamp Thing which has finally finished reprinting is GREAT GREAT GREAT.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 7 October 2004 03:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Hellboy's [...] not one of the greats.

Wooden lies!

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Thursday, 7 October 2004 03:58 (sixteen years ago) link

And I'll be the only one to say this: Dark Knight Returns

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:03 (sixteen years ago) link

i'll be the only one to say this, then - elektra: assassin

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:07 (sixteen years ago) link

gaz OTbloodyM

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:12 (sixteen years ago) link

Transmetropolitan is good, but you only need to read a couple to get the point- they're all pretty much the same.

I can see how you could get this idea if you've only read a few of them, but really the entire series is one grand, and very satisfying, story arc. Probably about 60% of the issues contribute to it. It's good election year reading, too. There need to be more political comics!

Dan I. (Dan I.), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:15 (sixteen years ago) link

i guess he's never written anything close to a "novel," but robert crumb has to be mentioned. you should start with either "r crumb draws the blues" or "my troubles with women."

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:19 (sixteen years ago) link

big vote here for "Elektra: Assassin". Bill Sienkiewicz > Dave McKean. And for pure "Wow, Jesus!" artwork, "Hard Boiled."

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:26 (sixteen years ago) link

JD -- first see the movie "Crumb."

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:27 (sixteen years ago) link

"Batman - year one," anyone?

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Also, "Stray Bullets."

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:32 (sixteen years ago) link

i have the itch to spend a lot of money now. can't say why.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:33 (sixteen years ago) link

i need to read more stray bullets. i have the second volume and liked it a lot.

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:33 (sixteen years ago) link

My favorite Batman is "Arkham Asylum," which wouldn't have been possible without "Dark Knight" (a lot of things wouldn't have), but bests it, IMO. It boils Batman down to the caricature that he kind of is anyway ("Dirty punks!") and makes the Joker a filthy little pervert ("How's the boy wonder? Shaving yet?"). Dave McKean draws.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:38 (sixteen years ago) link

meh

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:40 (sixteen years ago) link

What didn't you like about Blankets? Too emo?

Well, yeah. It's just me, I know. I don't go to comics to see people being sensitive. Combine that with a lot of the genuinely whiny crap that has been selling at the comic store lately, and I guess I'm just not able to appreciate "Blankets" for what it is. It might be Stevie Ray Vaughn, but white-boy blues gets on my nerves in general, you know?

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:42 (sixteen years ago) link

actually though, yeah, the joker is pretty great in AA.

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:42 (sixteen years ago) link

The younger one draws a cartoon about a lemon and a lime every day

this kid seems awesome

Yes, definitely get that kid some Axe Cop.

(And it occurs to me now that Axe Cop has been evoked multiple times itt without anyone stating outright that its writer was six years old when it started and this is why Axe Cop is one of the most awesome comics ever.)

(Sorry, I just double checked and Malachi Nicholle was actually only five when he started writing Axe Cop. My apologies.)

n the first one the lemon is telling the lime "You're bitter".

Lime's response: "Good God, lemon."

From Damage Inc. to Metallica Inc. (Leee), Monday, 10 December 2018 17:11 (one year ago) link

Yes, I get this completely. The younger one draws a cartoon about a lemon and a lime every day - in the first one the lemon is telling the lime "You're bitter". He likes Minecraft.

Seems like some The Far Side treasuries might be good for this fella

The older one seems to like tracksuits and rugby but I don't really know his cultural reference points - I've been told he likes graphic novels!

Find out which ones!

sans lep (sic), Monday, 10 December 2018 20:14 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

Re: the call for Marvel recommendations in the MCU thread, I went through what they'd collected over the last couple of years (both new and older stuff) and that is likely still in print, and here's some of what I've read and would recommend to a newcomer:

Agents of Atlas Complete Collection Vol. 1
Annihilation Complete Collection Vol. 1-2
Astonishing Ant-Man Complete Collection
Black Panther (Ta-Nahesi Coates) Vol. 1-6
Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman Complete Collection Vol. 1
Legion: Son of X Vol. 1-4
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: The Beginning
Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan (Vol. 1) and Metamorphosis (Vol. 2)
Silver Surfer (Dan Slott & Michael Allred) Vol. 1-5
Spider-Gwen (Jason Latour) Vol. 1-6
Thor by Jason Aaron Complete Collection Vol. 1
Unstoppable Wasp: G.I.R.L. Power

And these two will be out sometime within the next couple of months:

Hawkeye: Private Eye
Miles Morales: With Great Power

The majority of this stuff is appropriate for most ages, but the stuff that maybe skews a little older (Annihilation, Thor, Legion) isn't exactly inappropriate. There's no Grimdark McHardman material in my list, is what I'm saying.

my but is not working it kept telling me device not found. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 14:27 (one year ago) link

Gonna take this thread bump as an opportunity to ask for some recs. Every time I go to the comics shop I get overwhelmed and leave empty-handed. There's just so much stuff these days that I have no idea where to even begin.

Things I've enjoyed: Bone (like BradNelson, I was obsessed with it as a kid), Hellboy, Finder, Kate Beaton stuff, Achewood, Derek Kirk Kim, James Kochalka, March, Fun Home. I guess like out-there sci-fi and fantasy stuff, down-to-earth stories about regular people & non-fiction, and sheer absurdity. I've never really been able to get into superheroes. A couple of years ago I started reading Saga, and I liked it OK, but not enough to really stick with it.

Auld Drink of Misery (zchyrs), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 15:24 (one year ago) link

Three recent favourites:

https://www.amazon.ca/Prince-Cats-Ron-Wimberly/dp/1632159260

Hip-hop samurai adaptation of Romeo & Juliet; eye-popping art & action.

https://www.amazon.com/Beverly-Nick-Drnaso/dp/1770462252

Dry, dark comedy of suburbia, like a Tod Solondz movie.

https://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Jon-McNaught/dp/1910620246

One of the best cartoonists working today. Quiet, meditative, poetic, if you like those things.

dinnerboat, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 17:53 (one year ago) link

I really enjoyed Sabrina

brimstead, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 18:06 (one year ago) link

(also by Drnaso)

brimstead, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 18:07 (one year ago) link

RIYL

Bone

Try Zander Cannon's Kaijumax, a colour series about grumpy giant monsters on a prison island.

Hellboy

The Hellboy spin-offs BPRD &al. might have missed you previously? Also, Beasts Of Burden by Evan Dorkin with Jill Thompson & others is simpatico enough that there was a crossover issue.

Finder

Space light-opera written by a woman, not medium-hard sci-fi cartooned by a woman, but Starstruck by Elaine Lee and M. W. Kaluta

Kate Beaton stuff

Try My Dumb Dirty Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt and The Fart Party by Julia Wertz.

Achewood

For long-running absurd plots filled with a cast of distinctive weirdos, try the last ten years of Thimble Theatre by E. C. Segar, collected in six whopping great Popeye hardcovers by Fantagraphics Books.

Derek Kirk Kim

For more young-ish Asian-Americans living regular lives in the Bay Area, try some Adrian Tomine collections.

James Kochalka

The diary books? The childrens books? The twee metaphor stuff? The motivational speaker stuff? (If the answer was 'everything but the diary books,' those are his best work.)

March

On the real, Maus got its rep for a reason.

Fun Home

But also rolling the previous into this one: Stuck Rubber Baby is a not-entirely-semi-autobiographical novel by a significant gay cartoonist from the '80s.

I guess like out-there sci-fi and fantasy stuff

Sci-fi: Akira by Katsuhiro Otomo. Most of Moebius' work. RASL by Jeff Smith (the Bone guy).
Fantasy: Dungeon by Sfar, Trondheim & various. (there are eleventy billion of these.)

down-to-earth stories about regular people

Real Stuff by Dennis Eichorn. Nearly all of the work of Jaime Hernandez (around 1982, and again around 2009, there are about 90 pages with some sci-fi elements). Dori Stories by Dori Seda. The Poor Bastard by Joe Matt.

non-fiction

Kampung Boy by Lat. Most of Joe Sacco's work. Most of Carol Tyler's work.

and sheer absurdity

Ed The Happy Clown by Chester Brown.

Two recommendations from last year that roll a few elements of your taste together: Girl Town, a short-story collection by Carolyn Nowak, and The Prince And The Dressmaker, a graphic novel for YA-and-up readers by Jen Wang.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 19:02 (one year ago) link

I really hated Sabrina.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 19:02 (one year ago) link

I enjoyed Beverly more, mostly for how funny it is.

dinnerboat, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 19:04 (one year ago) link

xxp wow sic, I didn't expect to get such a thorough reply! Many thanks, will def look into all of these :)

Auld Drink of Misery (zchyrs), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 19:07 (one year ago) link

also with Kochalka, I liked the diary stuff & twee metaphor stuff, but mainly I just dig his art style

Auld Drink of Misery (zchyrs), Wednesday, 24 July 2019 19:07 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Hello! Any new recommendations for the 14 year old? Jon McNaught's Kingdom went down really well.

djh, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 19:31 (one month ago) link

Did you try Bone? definitely worth a look.

Kurt Busiek's 'The Autumnlands'
Jeff Lemier's 'Black Hammer'

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 22:45 (one month ago) link

Arsene Schrauwen by Olivier Schrauwen

here comes the hotstamper (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 22:51 (one month ago) link

oops sorry, this was a general recommendation, definitely not a specifically for a 14 year old recommendation

here comes the hotstamper (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 22:51 (one month ago) link

Spider-Gwen (Jason Latour) Vol. 1-6
Thor by Jason Aaron Complete Collection Vol. 1

I hated the writing in both of these and couldn't finish the runs on either, despite really liking the character designs.

I want to luhbahguh babum gum (Leee), Wednesday, 21 October 2020 23:14 (one month ago) link

Thanks. I'm not a reader of graphic novels but I strangely enjoy hunting down nice presents, with your advice.

djh, Thursday, 22 October 2020 19:20 (one month ago) link

Oh! One more by Jeff Lemier, 'Descender'

Maresn3st, Thursday, 22 October 2020 19:25 (one month ago) link

^ Went with this.

djh, Thursday, 22 October 2020 19:51 (one month ago) link

(Ta).

Keep going with the recommendations, though. There is Xmas.

djh, Thursday, 22 October 2020 19:57 (one month ago) link

i picked up a few of the American Vampire graphic novels recently in a charity shop.
enjoyed them, so grabbed the rest via amazon.
not overly pricey, and fun.

mark e, Thursday, 22 October 2020 20:35 (one month ago) link

Also looking for suggestions for a couple of years older - 16 or 17?

djh, Monday, 26 October 2020 19:37 (one month ago) link

what other books or movies or TV do the 16/17 year old reader like?

Un-fooled and placid (sic), Tuesday, 27 October 2020 06:24 (one month ago) link

Um. I'm conflating two brothers but they've like Grant Morrison's We3, some of the darker Batman Comics, Axe Cop, Jon McNaught's Kingdom.

djh, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 21:46 (one month ago) link

There's a whole bunch of things they could go for, things really kinda open up at that reading age.

Perhaps Morrisson's take on Doom Patrol? Which is excellent, lemma chew on this and I'll come back with a list.

Hope Descender goes down well!

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 21:48 (one month ago) link

Descender was well received. Also bought http://www.claypipemusic.co.uk/2019/03/stagdale.html.

Now shopping for Xmas ...

djh, Monday, 2 November 2020 20:43 (three weeks ago) link

obvious one but i can't recommend louis riel by chester brown highly enough. maybe 14 is too young tho

flopson, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 06:43 (three weeks ago) link

yeah, get 'em I Never Liked You and The Playboy by Brown instead

edited for dog profanity (sic), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 07:01 (three weeks ago) link

^ Looking at the subject matter, I'm trying to decide whether this was a comedy response. Are they reasonable things to buy as presents?

djh, Thursday, 5 November 2020 12:25 (three weeks ago) link

it was a joke - they're fine for teen boys to read if they discover 'em themselves, but not to come from a parent or authority figure! both are about teenage insecurity, including burgeoning sexuality.

@oneposter (✔️) (sic), Thursday, 5 November 2020 12:48 (three weeks ago) link

"Son, here's everything you need to know about visiting prostitutes..."

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 5 November 2020 13:42 (three weeks ago) link

With recent(ish) comic books, I'd say Supermutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki and Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell are excellent reads for a teenager:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22752445-supermutant-magic-academy

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40864790-pumpkinheads

Tuomas, Thursday, 5 November 2020 14:19 (three weeks ago) link

And speaking of Hicks, here Nameless City trilogy is one of the best fantasy comics of this millennium. It's kid-friendly, but an extremely enjoyable and beautiful read for adults too.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/books/review/the-nameless-city-by-faith-erin-hicks.html

Tuomas, Thursday, 5 November 2020 14:22 (three weeks ago) link

Sorry, the post above was cut short, Pumpkinheads is written by Rainbow Rowell and drawn by Faith Erin Hicks, and the Nameless City is by Hicks alone.

Tuomas, Thursday, 5 November 2020 14:23 (three weeks ago) link

Seconded on those Tamaki and Rowell books.
Gotta catch up with Nameless City, only read the first volume which I liked

Nhex, Thursday, 5 November 2020 16:12 (three weeks ago) link

Sikoryak's Masterpiece Comics I feel is the platonic ideal of a gift you can get anyone.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 5 November 2020 17:28 (three weeks ago) link

... no, lol (as much as I like his work)

Nhex, Thursday, 5 November 2020 18:03 (three weeks ago) link

Tamaki and Hicks are good recs for YA readers, yes

@oneposter (✔️) (sic), Thursday, 5 November 2020 19:26 (three weeks ago) link

xp Whu... why not?

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 5 November 2020 21:56 (three weeks ago) link

Anyone read Haugomat's Through A Life? (It came up as a recommendation if you like McNaught).

djh, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 18:58 (two weeks ago) link

Any more suggestions?

djh, Thursday, 19 November 2020 22:37 (one week ago) link

Quite a few! Be patient with me.

Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 November 2020 03:13 (one week ago) link

Ha! Thanks!

djh, Friday, 20 November 2020 09:02 (one week ago) link

A few things I've finished recently that I would recommend:

Alt-Life by Joseph Falzon and Thomas Cadene (Europe Comics - Sci-Fi)
http://www.europecomics.com/alt-lifespecial/

Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Lion Forge - Sci-Fi)
http://www.ezracdaniels.com/#/upgradesoul/

Clockwork Apple by Osamu Tezuka (Platinum Manga - Manga)
NB: this is decidedly minor by Tezuka standards but worth the read
http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/clockwork-apple/

Pulp by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image - Crime Noir)
https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-5343-1644-7

The Kill Lock by Livio Ramondelli (IDW - Sci-Fi)
https://www.idwpublishing.com/product-category/the-kill-lock/

Bread and Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York by Samuel Delany and Mia Wolff (Fantagraphics - Romance)
https://threeimaginarygirls.com/bread-wine-fantagraphics-reissues-timeless-romantic-masterpiece/

Starving Anonymous by Yuu Kurasishi and Kazu Inabe (Kodansha - Horror)
NB: This is a seven book manga series and pretty deeply disturbing stuff. Great fun!
https://kodanshacomics.com/series/starving-anonymous/
https://mangakakalot.com/read-om4bi158504913701

Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 November 2020 19:28 (one week ago) link

Thanks forksclovetofu!

djh, Saturday, 21 November 2020 21:59 (one week ago) link

yah, thx!

brimstead, Saturday, 21 November 2020 23:03 (one week ago) link


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