I'm looking for some suggestions on trade paper backs or other comic collections I should pick up. My main problem is that I'm a pretty voracious reader and tend to tear through anything I buy and feel more than a little silly having spent so much and it not have taken very long.
So I'm looking for books I could pick up at my local store (or amazon.com) that would be a thicker read, either harder/denser or just more book for the money.
To give you an idea of my likes/habits here's a short list of things that have fit my list criteria that I have read:
Sandman Mystery Theater vol 1 and 2
All the Hellboy and BPRD trades
All the Kabuki trades
Judge Dredd "Judgement Day"
Johnny the homicidal maniac
All the Transmetropolitan trades
All the Invisibles trades
X-men: Fall of the Mutants
Days of Future Present
Both League of extroardinary gentlemen hardbacks
Michael Chabon's The Escapist vol 1 and 2
Beg the Question
The complete Frank Miller Batman
The Prisoner: Shattered Visage
There's more, but thats some stuff that I enjoyed reading (and rereading), what other collections out there fit in with what I like?
Also, I've considered buying some of the Essential collections as they seem quite time intensive. The Essential Defenders comes out this spring and I'm totally getting that. (GO BI-BEAST)
Try Fables (DC Vertigo) and Thousand Ships (Age of Bronze 1st volume)
Fables is Shrek taken seriously. All the fables are real and living in NYC or upstate New York. Adjusting to life amongst the mundies is difficult, especially with a fair number wanting to make a go at taking back the homelands from the Adversary
Age of Bronze is the Trojan War done right. It took 20 issues just to get to Troy from the initial kidnapping in Sparta and it has not let up one bit
Also, get the Preacher trades. It is a quaint story involving a beautiful, albeit reluctant, assassin, a preacher with the (literal) voice of God, an immature Irish vampire, God taking it on the lam, a guy with half his face blown off looking for revenge, a couple of sociopathic good ol' boys, the angel of death, a vindictive (and unlucky) agent of a worldwide apocalyptic conspiracy and a showdown at the Alamo.
What's not to like?
Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum <- my view on gun control
oderint, dum metuant <- my view on foreign policy
Alea jacta est <- my view on taking back declared actions
Cosmic Odyssey by DC with art by Mignola was a good story.
I think it's out in TPB form now.
If you like Green Arrow try the Quiver Trade too. It has
the complete run of Kevin Smith in it I believe. Good stuff
and a good job bringing GA back from the dead.
Last edited by Cliff Stockton; 12/31/2004 at 11:17.