What comics do you read? Comic books, comic strips in the newspaper, web comics… they all apply. I want to know what comics you guys read, what titles are your favorite and why.
I’m going out on a limb here and assuming that people actually read my blog. Comment if you dare!
My all time favorite is still X-Men. Spider-man is a close second. Marvel is by far my favorite company.
14 responses to “What comics do you read?”
100 Bullets, Daredevil, Batman – I’ll give most Wildstorm minis a go……
Ah, so you’re a DC guy. I’ve never really got in to DC as much as Marvel. Although, I do like Batman quite a bit. He’s my favorite of the DC characters.
I would have to say Marvel of the past(before the late 80’s) was/still the best. However the Marvel today stinks. They are relying strictly on their art(which a lot of times isn’t that good). They are also relying on the fact they can get away with more things in the comics because they drop the label that restricts them otherwise. Top Cow, Darkhorse and sad to say even DC have the better artists/storylines. But as with the video game world. With competition hopefully it produces better works of art. Without it, subpar work is ok.
Actually I have to agree with you. Old Marvel comics are great. The current Marvel situation is looking rather grim. There are supposed to be big changes at Marvel after this whole House of M thing.
My biggest problem is I can’t stand paying $3.00 per issue when the whole thing is laden with advertisements. I much prefer graphic novels and bound volumes to single issues.
I just got fed up with ’em ripping me off for all those lame X-crossovers. I thought, I just don’t care about any of these characters anymore…….
I have to admit that I really liked the Age of Apocalypse when it first came out. I haven’t read it since though, so I’m not sure if it’s still cool or not.
I also liked Generation X but stopped after the 10th issue or so.
I thought the Age of Apocalypse was a pretty cool crossover. Probably there last one. I also liked the Infinity Gauntlet series. That rocked! Other than that. Hmmm… not much else after that.
I’m sad to admit that I’ve never read the Infinity Gauntlet. That’s my next purchase.
I’m a big fan of Oni Press. Small little publisher, but some FANTASTIC books. It’s more the “indie comic” crowd, not a lot of buff dudes in spandex running around. Stuff like “Courtney Crumrin” and “Blue Monday” are the cream of the crop.
After writing this post, my views have changed. I don’t adore Marvel like I did in times past. When I was younger they had better story lines. And I still love the old Stan Lee days, but underground comics are where it’s at… at least for now.
Main Stream comics seem to be facing the same problem as all the other main stream medias: the love of money is outweighing the commitment to quality.
I’m reading about 50 comics a month, this consists of 1 Marvel comic: The Ultimates which I will cancel after Millar and Hitchs’ run, alot of DC, Vertigo, Wilstorm books, Conan and The Goon from Darkhorse Fell by Ellis and Templeton from Image and I make sure to buy a few things from other companies like IDW, Oni, SLG when it catches my fancy. After Infinate Crisis is over, I’ll cut back on some DCU stuff to make room for all the cool Wildstorm Vertigo and indy stuff coming out over the next year.
Anyone here happen to read Walking Dead? It’s the best Image comic out there in my opinion, although I think the art took a blow after Tony Moore was replaced by Charlie Adlard.
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Loved JLA by Grant Morrison
Loved Green Arrow by Kevin Smith
Trying Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon
Fray by Joss Whedon
Serenity by Joss Whedon
Witzbold (old German magazine, long gone)
Lucky Luke (Morris)
Spirou und Fantasion (Franquin)
Der Dunkle Ritter/Return of the Dark Knight (Miller)
Kingdom Come and Kingdom
Mit Mantel und Degen (Alain Ayroles/ Jean-Luc Masbou)
What I like? Good characters, good relationships between characters, storylines that take their own premises seriously, actions that have consequences. The last one emerged over the last years and makes mainstream comics taste stale – no one ever dies, all consequences can be erased by the next cosmos rewrite.
Sometimes I go back, mostly for minis.
A lot depends on the author.
Oh, btw, I’m from Germany – which explains the rather big number of Franco-Belgian comics in the list (in the German translation).
Jens: Totally agree with you. I stopped reading Superman after the Death of Superman series a long time ago. My friend is insisting that DC comics have taken a turn for the better and that I check them out, but I just don’t know.
I’m interested in Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon as well… but everytime I pick an issue up and browse through it, I realize there are very few words and it’s mostly action. I’m a big fan of dialog. I guess that’s why I love the older comics.