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25 October 2011 @ 01:39 pm
I've seen little parts of intro posts that discuss a love of comics, but I'd love to focus more on that. I'm currently reading this:

What is your current favorite/most inspirational comic at the moment? Or even an all-time favorite?
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holokauston: Friendsholokauston on October 25th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Shortcomics is GREAT. I've also seen alot of clippings from Amazing Freak Show, I just have to build the stomach to sit down with it finally : )
holokaustonholokauston on October 25th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Or ShortCOMINGS. If I could spell.
SpaceMonkey Trishxtoolchickx on October 26th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
Tomine is my favorite! Well, not my favorite, but he is pretty fantastic.
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holokauston: Sugarholokauston on October 25th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
Ooh, if you have not yet, check out Catwoman: When in Rome. It's by Tim Sale and Jeph Loeb, sooo good!
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holokauston: Headbandholokauston on October 25th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
I wasn't that into Catwoman until I read that comic; I believe in ANYTHING done by those two great guys.
loveme and leave me;; Panda: Crime Scene // Batwomanknightpanda on October 25th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
Take my advice and don't pick up the new DC solo book. Winnick... urgh. It's SEXY. Cause Catwoman is SEXY.

I actually felt physically uncomfortable reading it...
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loveme and leave me;; Panda: Moon Princess // Sailor Moonknightpanda on October 26th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
They have also erased the last 5 years of Selena's character development, all of Hush (which is a great book featuring Catwoman, btw) and reduced her relationship with Batman to that of empty faceless sex. It's liberating!

I'm fond of the Gotham City Siren books too (although they are a little cheese-cakey, but I like Harley and Poison Ivy, so I have a greater tolerance for them), but you need to read Hush and Heart of Hush before hand to get some of the references.
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loveme and leave me;; Panda: Crime Scene // Batwomanknightpanda on October 26th, 2011 06:32 am (UTC)
I love Selena and Bruce as a couple because they understand each other, and have this great power dynamic going on. When it's just sex where they can't even bother getting undressed? Not so much.

Hopefully Miss Cats will get a writer who understands her character and an artist that can draw her without t&a being her major assets. Srls.

I love Timm and Cooke so I totally understand. Adam Hughes has some great cheesecake too which walks the line between sexy and overtly sexist. And Selena as a character walks that line too.

Sailor Scouts forevs!
SpaceMonkey Trishxtoolchickx on October 26th, 2011 05:29 am (UTC)
My boyfriend writes for a comic books website and they focused a ton on some of the sexism of some of the new DC comics and how they're just closing doors to female readers. I've yet to read the new Cat Woman but I have heard pretty awful things. =\
loveme and leave me;; Panda: Crime Scene // Batwomanknightpanda on October 26th, 2011 06:26 am (UTC)
It's not in all the new DC books, there are some terrific stories where it's not an issue, like the new Batwoman book (see icon, she is a kickarse lesbian and the comic has some of the most spectacular art I have ever seen), and the new Wonder Woman and Supergirl books are great too. The problem is the ones that have problems have MAJOR problems which just cannot be overlooked. Like Suicide Squad, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Voodoo, Catwoman, Birds of Prey (mostly for the art, the story is ok) and Batgirl (sigh, this is mostly just because they turned a powerful disabled woman into her younger, not-paraplegic self). The negative outweigh the positive :/
dangerously_tordangerously_tor on October 26th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
I've never really gotten into Catwoman, but maybe I should. I love Harley and Ivy to death, so I should probably go for Selena as well!
dangerously_tordangerously_tor on October 25th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
Fuckin' love Batman. My all time favorite is the Frank Miller series with Batman: Year One, The Dark Knight Strikes Again, and The Dark Knight Returns
dangerously_tordangerously_tor on October 25th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
Oh and the Fables series is really great, too. UNF.
holokaustonholokauston on October 25th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
Fables is quite fantastic ♥
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oldghosts on October 26th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
loveme and leave me;; Panda: Crime Scene // Batwomanknightpanda on October 25th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Have been getting into Western comics quite heavily these last 2 years, after reading a little manga is my teenage year.

X-Men is my major drug (though I don't read too many of their books, Legacy, X-Men, Wolverine, X-23, X-Force, New Mutants, etc., still trying to figure out the whole House of M conundrum) Watched the 90s cartoon when I was a kid, and love Rogue liek woah.

Huge Batman fanatic too, though I am less than impressed by DC's New 52, which has changed very little, but what it has changed, has made it worse. Seriously, they cancelled Steph Brown's Batgirl, and replaced her her Barbara Gordon, who can walk AGAIN IT"S A MIRACLE. Less than impressed.

I love Vertigo though, Fables, Sandman, Lucifer, House of Mystery, The Unwritten. All brilliant stuff. Trying to read some more indie stuff, 'specially comics written by women, to try to counter my superhero comics.

Also picked up the new Sailor Moon. Fuck yeah.
Jessydiesiraea on October 26th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Preacher is my all time favorite! I also enjoy Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and The Sandman. My favorite manga is Battle Angel Alita.
the patron saint of doomed lovestarrlit_eyes on October 26th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
I love The Umbrella Academy. It's mostly Gabriel Ba's artwork that has me in awe, but Gerard Way's story-telling is fantastic as well.

I'm also getting into Young Avengers, but I'm bit slow at reading it, because it's just so "classic superhero" and I'm not used to that sort of thing. Too many plot-lines and characters to follow and all those secret identity issues... Lots of work to comprehend.

As far as non-superheroes, I love Fables. Twisted fairytales have always interested me and I was incredibly happy to have found that series.
neurotic neurons: boosh: disappear like a pipe dreamhologrammatical on October 26th, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
I love love love Blankets by Craig Thompson!

Also: Dykes to Watch Out For and Fun Home both by Allison Bechdel.

Also also: Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean, which is completely amazing in every way. In it, all the villains take over Arkham and hold everyone hostage, until Batman commits himself...because they tell him that he's as "crazy" as they are. They then proceed to psychoanalyze him while taking him on a tour of the asylum. With the Joker as his guide. IT IS CRACK. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS CRACK.
holokaustonholokauston on October 26th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
Oh god, I LOVE Arkham Asylum, especially because of the nature they gave Joker. He grabbed Batman's ass for fuck's sake!

I wish Dykes to Watch Out For was more popular...I work at a bookstore and it get clearanced/recycled all the time : (
neurotic neurons: a goofy movie: STAND OUT! ^^hologrammatical on October 26th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
ahahaha omg yesssss The Joker in Arkham Asylum is amaaaazing!!! Did you read in the production notes/character sketches in the back that originally they were gonna have him wearing this little black dress the whole time??? I AM ALL ABOUT THAT! In my head, that's totally what he's wearing anyhow :)

And I hear ya about Dykes to Watch Out for! I work at a bookstore too (or, I usually do. I'm traveling right now! But I had to special order it because we didn't carry it at all!)
holokauston: Paintedholokauston on October 26th, 2011 05:34 am (UTC)
I did, and was thoroughly amazed. I wish it had happened...

SpaceMonkey Trishxtoolchickx on October 26th, 2011 05:28 am (UTC)
Have you read Habibi? I haven't yet, but I've heard only excellent things about it!
neurotic neurons: nf: devil scratchingshologrammatical on October 26th, 2011 05:34 am (UTC)
Oh man, I started reading Habibi in the bookstore and then had to put it back before I could finish!!! But what I read of it was wonderful!! I need to actually buy it so I can sit down and read it properly!! XDDD
SpaceMonkey Trishxtoolchickx on October 27th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
Same! It's going to be a nice treat for me once I feel I've earned it, haha.
Annabelleannastronaut on October 31st, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
SpaceMonkey Trishxtoolchickx on October 26th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
My current favorites seem to change pretty often, I've been on a graphic novel kick for so long! But some favorites;

Morning Glories
Young Liars
the Flight and Pop Gun anthologies
Mouse Guard
Cairo by G Willow Wilson
Pretty much anything by Adrian Tomine
Black Hole by Charles Burns (his art work is INCREDIBLE).
Andrea: beatles - johnx4neverreal on October 26th, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
I really don't read comics all that often (maybe one or two graphic novels a year, if I'm lucky) but one I fell completely in love with this year was Baby's in Black by Arne Bellstorf. It's about Stuart Sutcliffe and Astrid Kirchherr and it's just thoroughly beautiful. So, even if you're not into the Beatles pre-Beatles' days (or them at all) I don't think it matters. It's a lovely graphic novel.

I also like Ghost World (so predictable) and quite enjoyed Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O'Malley (but still haven't read Scott Pilgrim).

holokauston: Impaledholokauston on October 26th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
I never care how 'predictable' it is; Ghost World is a damn great comic. Daniel Clowes is amazing. End of story.
Ash!: baby loves to dance in the darkwebofglass on October 26th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
Spidey will always be one of my imaginary husbands for ever and felicia hardy my imaginary wifey what up.

Scott Pilgrim made me laugh and cry at a time when I needed it to.


Sailor Moon forever.
'Becca'liselulu_is_dead on October 27th, 2011 05:57 am (UTC)
Not a big comic reader (that'll be my husband!) but I've read and enjoyed Persepolis, Maus, Ghost World, Heartbreak Soup (Love and Rockets) and some Meat Cake.
Annabelleannastronaut on October 31st, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)

Everyone needs to read this as it is AMAZING.

Annabelleannastronaut on October 31st, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
Also, who doesn't love Hellboy? And Batwoman is also a majorly amazing thing going on right now too.
bee to the anchorb_ioluminescent on January 17th, 2012 07:24 am (UTC)
Tank Girl. She taught me how to be a woman.