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Old 07-20-2017   #11
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Re: Favorite Graphic Novels?

I've likely suggested this title before but here I go again: Shadowsfall by John Ney Rieber and Jon van Fleet. You'll have to scour the back issue bins for this one. It's a 6 issue minseries from the early days of DC's Vertigo line. In a gist: a man loses his shadow, which haunts the city, urging people to kill themselves so it can feed on their souls. A very dark, depressing read. Van Fleet's art is spectacular.
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Re: Favorite Graphic Novels?

Not easy to think of something with both good writing and great art that hasn't been mentioned yet and isn't an adaptation*, doesn't have some major flaws and isn't too hard to find.

Junji Ito- Gyo, Tomie.

Hideshi Hino- Red Snake

Tim Conrad's Toadswart D'Amplestone is an okay tale but it looks great and it deserves a bit more recognition.

David Paleo, Gustave Verbeek (Upsidedowns, Tiny Tads) and Arthur Suydam's (Cholly & Flytrap, Mudwogs, Demon Dreams) comics are very simple little stories but beautifully drawn.

*adaptations...

Corben's House On The Borderland.

Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson (two good Poe and Lovecraft adaptations and a bunch of other stories of varying quality).

Scott Hampton's Spookhouse 2 (contains a great adaptation of Howard's "Pigeons From Hell").

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Re: Favorite Graphic Novels?

Miguel1984 wrote, "lease bear in mind that comics are my favorite artistic expression. Here we go...."

Wow, this is an absolutely insanely comprehensive list! You mention so many that deserve to be read by everyone on this thread:

Some I know and love - From Hell, V for Vendetta, Watchmen, Maus, Calvin & Hobbes (!), Black Hole, Ronin, Sin City, Preacher, Tintin Locke & Key, Persepolis, Mignola's Hellboy, The Sandman, Corben's The Fall of the House of Usher, The House on the Borderland, Sam Kieth's The Maxx (!), such an exhaustive list!

But others were completely new and will be searched out; many great reads ahead!
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Re: Favorite Graphic Novels?

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Corben's The Fall of the House of Usher
Which one?
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/edgar...r/4000-386366/

https://comicvine.gamespot.com/edgar...er/4050-61310/

I prefer the first slightly. He's kept returning to Poe throughout his career.

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Re: Favorite Graphic Novels?

Cerebus.

'I believe in what the Germans term Ehrfurcht: reverence for things one cannot understand.'
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Re: Favorite Graphic Novels?

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Cerebus.
"one more mouth to feed is..." certainly rings ligottian

"Jaka's Story" on reflection I think I enjoyed the best, it lauded sublimation as furthering art (unless I have incorrectly recollected which story-arc that was in, the guy in the tavern that becomes infatuated?) but the series as a whole put me off women in chain-mail ... possibly for life

Miguel's list I would second as impressive

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Re: Favorite Graphic Novels?

Grant Morrison: pretty much everything (well, okay, maybe not Wonder Woman Earth One or Happy!) but in particular Zenith, The Invisibles, Animal Man, Doom Patrol, The Filth, Nameless, We3, Arkham Asylum, and his entire Batman run. Glad to see that someone mentioned Bible John down there, really wish that one would get a re-release.

Alan Moore: Providence, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell, Neonomicon

Neil Gaiman: The Sandman

Warren Ellis: Transmetropolitan, Injection

Ales Kot: Zero

Dennis Cooper: Horror Hospital Unplugged

Alison Bechdel: Fun Home

Raina Telgemeier: Drama

Junji Ito: Cat Diary: Yon & Mu

Peter Milligan: Enigma

Favorite comic strips: Doonesbury, Calvin & Hobbes, The Lockhorns (I'm still convinced that Ligotti ghostwrites for this one on the side), Heathcliff, various others

Current comic book series I'm enjoying: Peter Tomasi's Second Sons

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Re: Favorite Graphic Novels?

Chris Reynolds' work should appeal to fans of writers like Robert Aickman and M. John Harrison:
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Re: Favorite Graphic Novels?

I forgot to mention a few others:

It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken by Seth

Poor Bastard by Joe Matt

Like A Velvet Glove Cast In Iron, Ghost World, David Boring by Daniel Clowes
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Re: Favorite Graphic Novels?

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Corben's The Fall of the House of Usher
Which one?
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/edgar...r/4000-386366/

https://comicvine.gamespot.com/edgar...er/4050-61310/

I prefer the first slightly. He's kept returning to Poe throughout his career.
I also prefer the first one; the second one was much more based on the 1928 film by Jean Epstein and Luis Bu˝uel.

Your fall should be like the fall of mountains. But I was before mountains. I was in the beginning, and shall be forever. The first and the last. The world come full circle. I am not the wheel. I am the hand that turns the wheel. I am Time, the Destroyer. I was the wind and the stars before this. Before planets. Before heaven and hell. And when all is done, I will be wind again, to blow this world as dust back into endless space. To me the coming and going of Man is as nothing.
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