Comic Book Introductions

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  • #172858

    There’s a reason why classics never go out of style! Sadly, I don’t think we will see legends like Adams or Claremont spawning from what’s left of the industry.

    #172862

    Boris Vallejo’s work with the X-Men Fleer cards will always be a highpoint of the ’90s.

    #172866

    I read European albums and Dredd too, but I don’t like a particular style. I never could handle Jodorowsky though. Incal, Metabarons, Technopriests… have superb illustrations but his type of storytelling is just not for me. I think I like more sober styles like Blacksad, Diabolik.

    I see you like the really out-there stuff and that’s cool. Alan Grant’s Lobo work I do enjoy as well. The Maxx guy?

    #172868

    Dan Jurgens is such an awesome guy! Definitely one of the best Superman writers.

    #173277

    1. I’m a DC guy primarily but I enjoy works from most of the various imprints.

    2. DC: Green Arrow.

    Marvel: Daredevil

    Image: Marko and Alana from Saga

    Dynamite: James Bond or Green Hornet i guess.

    Valiant: Ninjak

    IDW: Snake Eyes from GI Joe

    Vertigo: John Constantine

    3. Just going to do the big two here, for Green Arrow: Year One is a great starting point and a strong modernization of Oliver’s origin. I’d also heartily recommend the New 52 arc, as long as you can push through the first three volumes to get to Lemire’s magical run and onward (including Ben Percy’s great work in Rebirth). Kevin Smith’s run is quintessential as well as Brad Meltzer’s Archer’s Quest and Judd Winnick’s seminal run. If you want classic GA goodness though, and to see where the real Green Arrow began, look to Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Traveling Heroes by Dennis O’Neil (RIP). Astonishingly well written and perfectly established GA as one of DC’s most socially conscious heroes. A bonus, and possibly my current favorite run, is Mike Grell’s run, starting with Longbow Hunters. Gritty, mature, and filled with incredible artwork.

    For Daredevil, Daredevil Yellow is a great graphic novel to dig in with, which sets up the tortured soul that Matt can be perfectly. Filled with fantastic emotion and great art as well. Both Mark Waid runs are great choices, showing a lighter side of the character that definitely separates itself from some of the more broody DD tales. No DD recommendation can be made without discussing Frank Miller’s seminal run, which has been collected in TPB and Omnibus form. It’s exactly what I think of when I think of old Hornhead. Follow that up with my favorite arc in comic history, Born Again, and you’re in for quite the ride. Then there’s Kevin Smith’s Guardian Devil, with some fantastic art and a well written plot. I’m in the minority though when I say that Miller’s Man Without Fear is pretty rough and I don’t think it’s as good as a lot of people say it is.

    4. Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1: Power and Responsibility

    5. Jeff Lemire, Geoff Johns, Dennis O’Neil, Jeph Loeb, Benjamin Percy, Scott Snyder, Garth Ennis, Mike Mignola, Alan Moore, Mike Grell, Kevin Smith, John Byrne, Joss Whedon, Ed Brubaker, Kyle Higgins, Charles Soulé, George Perez.

    6. Andrea Sorrentino, Mark Bagley, Todd MacFarlane, Tim Sale, Ed Hannigan, Phil Hester, Marv Wolfman, Sean Phillips, Fiona Staples, Clay Mann, Doug Mahnke, Dick Giordano, Dave Gibbons, Gary Frank, Mike Mignola.

    #173850

    1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?

    Indie publishers for sure. They’re the ones who take real risks and have skin in the game.

     

    2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?

    I actually don’t have a favorite indie character. My favorite character is from DC: John Stewart of the Green Lanterns.

     

    3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?

    No favorite arc.

     

    4. What was your first comic book?

    I actually don’t remember!

     

    5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?

    I would have to say…Richrd C. Meyer for the time being.

     

    6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?

    Bruce Timm! What? That’s not a cheating answer. He draws comics!

    #173880

    There are still some great writers, but I don’t think most of them will emerge as eventual classics or icons in the way the aforementioned are. James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, and especially Peter J. Tomasi are all excellent when on the right project, but I feel like Geoff Johns was the last truly great comic book writer, and even he phoned-in Doomsday Clock. I’d still like to see John’s take over as head of creative at DC; he understands that multiverse better than everyone else combined.

    #173882

    I also loved his late 90’s-early 2000’s run on Tomb Raider over at Top Cow! And Andy Park’s art was beautiful and suited the setting perfectly.

    #173884

    John Stewart is my second favorite Green Lantern and was one of my favorite characters in the Justice League/Unlimited animated series!

    #173887

    I knew I liked you for a reason, brother. Excellent recommendations.

    #173919

    Agreed! Loved Phil Jimenez work there too.

    #176186
    Anonymous

    1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?
    I’ve never been big on picking favorites when it comes to publishers as I’ve read everything from a ton of companies over the years. My best friend and I were always huge Marvel heads during the 90’s, but I’ve always had a deep love for DC as well (and he has too to some extent). I’m a bit milquetoast I suppose.

    2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?
    Marvel- Ghost Rider, Spiderman, and a ton of X-Men characters
    DC- Batman first and foremost, also become a huge Wonder Woman fan over the past couple of years, and I love Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series (and almost everything else I’ve read from Vertigo).

    3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?
    For Marvel stuff- I love all old Ghost Rider stuff (loathe modern “Marvel” however), but big on 90’s Dan Ketch GR and Todd Mcfarlane’s run on Spidey, plus Claremont’s X-Men stuff is legendary.
    For DC- Pretty much every Batman comic from the late 80’s by Grant or Wolfman, along with Frank Miller’s output from back then. Came into Wonder Woman with the first fourty or so issues of Rebirth, but I’m slowly expanding into her back catalogue. And I insist on everyone checking out Y: The Last Man before it get’s (possibly) tarnished with the TV adaption. Oh, and if you’re feeling quirky, Fables is also surprisingly good.

    4. What was your first comic book?
    Ooh probably an Archie comics era Ninja Turtle one. I even had a subscription and used to get them in the mail as a kid. So many memories……

    5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?
    Chris Claremont, Scott Lobdell, Neil Gaiman, and probably Jeph Loeb for his Batman stuff.

    6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?
    I have a ton, but I always say Jim Lee if I had to pick only one. The man can do anything in my opinion.

    #176218
    Lancearies13
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    Marvel comics

    Thor, Spiderman,Batman

    First comic was GI Combat (The Haunted tank)

    #177508

    1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?

    I was always more of a Marvel fan but had some good Batman comics.

    2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?
    Spider-Man was my favorite, liked Ben Reilly and the identity crisis group.

    3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?

    i liked identity crisis

    4. What was your first comic book?

    got an iron man one

    5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?

    not sure

    6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?
    EVS

    #178985

    1. Do you prefer Marvel, DC, Image, or another indie publisher?

    Warhammer Monthly from days of old.

    2. Favorite characters in some of these universes?

    Ulli & Marquand. I’d get off on smelling their musk right before these rugged, high-testosterone vagabonds mercilessly wrecked my ass.

    3. Favorite story arc or reading recommendations of the above characters for someone wanting to jump in?

    Their short ventures have been compiled into a single graphic novel titled Ulli & Marquand and The True Lords of Fuck You. (The second novella may have disappeared to the ether of an alternative reality.)

    4. What was your first comic book?

    It was called Hell If I Know.

    5. Favorite comic book writer(s)?

    Likely whoever wrote the shorts in Warhammer Monthly. Of Old, not what they’re pushing out of their heretical orifices today.

    6. Favorite comic book artist(s)?

    N/A. The ones that draw the traditional western styles I like.

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