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Top 5 Graphic Novels
« on: August 23, 2011, 05:21:37 PM »
1. The Long Halloween -Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
2. The Doll's House -Neil Gaiman
3. Tintin in Tibet - Herge
4. From Hell - Alan Moore
5. Asterix in Britain
Tempted to put The Watchmen in there, or The Killing Joke, but felt I should include favourites from my childhood that I still return to now.
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Offline Funky Scarecrow

Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 10:28:53 PM »
1. The Killing Joke (Alan Moore)
2. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow (Alan Moore)
3. When the Wind Blows (Raymond Briggs)
4. Watchmen (Alan Moore)
5. The Yattering and Jack (Clive Barker)

When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs might seem out of place amongst the rest, but I read it when I was about seven years old, having just read The Snowman and Fungus the Bogeyman. I sobbed for hours after reading it. Hours. I don't think my poor mam has ever felt more guilty over a present she bought for me, than she did with that one.
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Offline Khaldun

Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 01:41:47 AM »
1. Watchmen
2. Maus
3. V for Vendetta.
4-5. ?

Offline Fellshot

Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 02:42:14 AM »
In no particular order...
-Echo by Terry Moore
-The Red Star by Chris Gossett
-Elfquest by Wendy and Richard Pini
-Maus by Art Spigelman

Offline Minesril

Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 06:58:32 AM »
I don't really read graphic novels, but 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan is pretty amazing.

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Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 02:21:31 PM »
I had a similar experience with When the Wind Blows, but I think my Mum did that on purpose. She loved leaving lying around disturbing children films like Watership Down and the Dark Crystal, and such helpful illustrated books as "Where Do I Come From" and "Whats Happening to Me?" and encouraged my interest in Robin Jarvis by buying me everything he had in print. Guess it was her caring way of educating me about the world . . . 
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Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 02:23:18 PM »
No one for Frank Miller?i really respect the guy as a writer, but just cant bring myself to love his books.
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Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 08:29:49 AM »
1. The Killing Joke (Alan Moore)
2. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow (Alan Moore)
3. When the Wind Blows (Raymond Briggs)
4. Watchmen (Alan Moore)
5. The Yattering and Jack (Clive Barker)

5 of my favorites. Although I feel that we may be the only two people in the world that have read Yattering...

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Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 08:33:32 AM »
This is really tough...

1. Fell
2. Watchmen
3. Phonogram: Singles Club
4. Dark Knight Returns [there you go, Hound!]
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I have no idea. Global Frequency and Top 10 are both two volumes. Transmetropolitan and Sandman are both a billion!

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Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2011, 11:52:01 AM »
What did you think of Dark Knight Strikes again?that did just blow . . .
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Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2011, 09:58:45 PM »
What did you think of Dark Knight Strikes again?that did just blow . . .

Yup. 100% pure blow.

Offline Mark Lawrence

Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2011, 02:38:46 PM »
Watchmen - Moore
Sandman (all & any of them) - Gaiman
Zenith (all of them) - Morisson/Yeowell
Preacher (1 & 2) - Ennis
Dr & Quinch's Guide to Life - Moore/Davis

Offline pornokitsch

Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2011, 04:24:06 PM »
Zenith (all of them)

I'd love to get my hands on this - never read it, but Morrison makes it sound really interesting in Supergods.

Offline Mark Lawrence

Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2011, 10:08:17 PM »
Zenith (all of them)

I'd love to get my hands on this - never read it, but Morrison makes it sound really interesting in Supergods.

Magnificent work that hits on a whole bunch of levels. Not quite Watchmen or Sandman, but bloody good. They sell for silly money on ebay now.

Offline akapaoloverdi

Re: Top 5 Graphic Novels
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2011, 01:23:41 PM »
Watchmen - Every time I read it revealsw something new, even though I must have read it about a dozen times.
Scalped - Very gritty with fantastic characters
Grandville - Wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated steampunk series by Bryan Talbot
The Dark Knight Returns - Along with Watchmen, a seminal work in the field and one that introduced me to the medium all those years ago.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Ignore the awful film and read the books instead.

Honourable mentions must go to Criminal, Hellboy, Preacher, DMZ, From Hell and V for Vendetta.
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