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Offline Cruithne

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Re: Your favourite graphic novels/picture books
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2006, 12:40:00 pm »
I just received a great comic through the mail.It's the collected works of Gilbert Hernadez from his stuff in the Love and Rockets comic.

It's called Palomar and brings together all his Heartbreak Soup stories in one volume.Simply amazing stuff, the sort of thing they give Gabriel Garcia Marquez the Nobel prize for when it is just the written word, and that's not an idle boast, I defy anyone to read Hernadez writing and tell me it is not on the same high level.

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Re: Your favourite graphic novels/picture books
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2006, 05:49:33 am »
I just received a great comic through the mail.It's the collected works of Gilbert Hernadez from his stuff in the Love and Rockets comic.

It's called Palomar and brings together all his Heartbreak Soup stories in one volume.Simply amazing stuff, the sort of thing they give Gabriel Garcia Marquez the Nobel prize for when it is just the written word, and that's not an idle boast, I defy anyone to read Hernadez writing and tell me it is not on the same high level.

I completely agree. Meanwhile, Hernandez doesn't get a Nobel because, you know, comics are the suck. At least to most people.

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Re: Your favourite graphic novels/picture books
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2006, 06:05:47 am »
I am quite a fan of the Paperinik comics! The new series that is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PKNA

Its a shame that they stooped coming out in denmark!
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Re: Your favourite graphic novels/picture books
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2006, 07:55:05 am »
Seargent Frog nuff said. 8)
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Re: Your favourite graphic novels/picture books
« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2006, 12:15:42 am »
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Re: Your favourite graphic novels/picture books
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2006, 01:13:16 am »
I haven't read a whole lot of manga.

Read:
FLCL
Pretty Face
Ichigo 100%

Going to start soon:
Genshiken
Paradise Kiss, because I heard that the ending was better explained.

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Re: Your favourite graphic novels/picture books
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2006, 01:53:22 pm »
Best Manga Currently Running, IMO

Death Note
Monster
Aish.iteruze Baby [if you prefer lighter stuff]

Favorite Manga

GTO, except after they changed the person doing the English dialogue. I hated when Onizuka suddenly started talking in slang all the time when previously he hadn't.

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Re: Your favourite graphic novels/picture books
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2006, 06:07:43 am »
Tintin and Asterix
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Re: Your favourite graphic novels/picture books
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2006, 06:14:39 am »
I don't really read many graphic novels, but I do own and love a book of the first several Swamp Thing comics.

And of course good ol' Dr. Suess, Fox in Sox is awesome.
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Re: Your favourite graphic novels/picture books
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2006, 08:50:21 am »
i haven't read alot of graphic novels but i read  kingdom come and thought it was really good

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Re: Your favourite graphic novels/picture books
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2006, 08:05:21 pm »
Join me to the Manga Club.

What I like:
Just about anything CLAMP (Except Chobits, they really can't pull satire well, which is what some people say Chobits is. I like Chi though. And they tend to be brief in their stories, with the exception of Chobits, Tsubasa Chronicle, and X, which was mentioned before. Is it true it's being finished off in Tsubasa Chronicle?)
Fruits Basket (If anyone says it's girly, check my profile. I chose the ambiguously sexual, in both senses, Fay as an avatar for a reason.)
HunterxHunter (And I used to love his wife's work too.)
FMA (I don't watch the anime of this, it doesn't just have fillers, it changes the order and quickly departs from the Manga's universe, and I've heard the movie is much worse)
Anything Fushigi Yuugi (It's not the guys, I swear... Yum... Tomite flavored Ice Cream......)

What I'm getting into and hope to get more about but reserving opinion for later:
Yami no Matsui (My first experience was a year ago, and I couldn't find it, then I found it again recently)
Alichino (I have a dark side)

Stuff I plan to read:
Ouran High School Host Club (All my friends are saying read it because we're all crazy shonen-ai-loving freaks of nature. :) )

Stuff I've read, gotten deep into, and then wondered why the heck I wasted all that money on it:
Inuyasha (He sucks, Yashaou and the rest of the cast of RG Veda are better. Heck Inu's a ripoff of Yasha.)
Yugioh (No, really. I've spent easily 300+ dollars on the manga and the junk that goes with it.)
YuyuHakusho (Although those are DVDs, but same premise, but worse cuz most of it was other people's money.)
And with this post, I've opened yet another can of worms.

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