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    Best Graphic Novels/One-shots

    What do you guys think are some noteworthy stories? For me, i would have to say the Killing Joke, Kingdom Come, Superman: Red Son, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns are some really good ones. (i cant think of that many self-contained stories in marvel that i have really liked. Some what-if stuff was good, but i dont know). [br]Posted on: February 09, 2007, 04:18:49 PM_________________________________________________anyone?

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    Re: Best Graphic Novels/One-shots

    Well, for me it's Pride of Baghdad, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Marvels and of course any Green Lantern graphic novels.

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    Maus and there was this one Rwanda graphic novel... strong story but hard to remember name.

    Anyways these were both Graphic novels about genocide and were both powerful.

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    Re: Best Graphic Novels/One-shots

    Best Graphic Novels, huhn.

    Loved Kingdom Come. Batman: Year One, as well. But my fave graphic novels will probably always be the early Elfquest graphic novels and Sandman.

    Maus was pretty intense and very well done.

    As far as one shots go I guess I'd have to go with Killing Joke, but just because I haven't really seen many "one shots" in American comics.

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    Killing Joke is definately one of the greatest titles out there and anyone that hasn't read it MUST read it.

    Batman Long Halloween and Batman Dark Victory are my favorite graphic novels.

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    V for Vendetta is brilliant, even better than film, however to me nothing beats the great tale of Preacher!
    Also quite enjoy League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, absolutely nothing like the film.

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    Re: Best Graphic Novels/One-shots

    Watchmen. That's it for me really. I have yet to delve into American comics that much, but I don't think I'll find any better than Watchmen.

    The Walking Dead, however, does get an honorable mention.
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    I haven't read many graphic novels, but I thought the Space Ghost graphic novel from DC by Joe Kelly and Ariel Olivetti was pretty good.
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    Re: Best Graphic Novels/One-shots

    Well, it's a "classic" characters, and the art is awesome. But you should read more, now! Try Neil Gaiman's work or Alan Moore's for mindblowing stories.

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    Re: Best Graphic Novels/One-shots

    Pretty much anything by Frank Miller is a good read. "The Dark Knight Returns" and the "Sin City" series are my favorites. The "Sin City" movie actually did a fairly decent job of sticking to the comics.

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    Try Neil Gaiman's work or Alan Moore's for mindblowing stories.
    I justed started reading "Sandman" but what else has Gaiman wrote?

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    Re: Best Graphic Novels/One-shots

    You can check out other works by Gaiman here:
    http://www.neilgaiman.com/works/Comics/
    My recommendation would be 1602, Stardust, and Books of Magick.

    And here's the link for Alan Moore's works:
    http://www.alanmoorefansite.com/bibliography.html
    My recommendation would be V for Vendetta, Watchmen, and his works on Green Lantern. The truth is he's pretty much awesome in all of his works.

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    Thanks for the links!

    I own "Batman: The Killing Joke" by Moore. It is well written and goes fairly indepth about the character of the Joker. I'll have to look through my comic collection and see what else I can dig up.

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    Re: Best Graphic Novels/One-shots

    great recs, ya'll...i'll leave out what's already been mentioned so as not to beat a dead horse, but i will give a hearty second rec of preacher by garth ennis and steve dillon...

    my tastes can sometimes lean towards more esoteric stuff than i've seen here but anyway...here goes.

    1. the transmetropolitan sequence by warren ellis- brilliant social commentary set in a futuristic environment known as "the city"...follow the exploits of gonzo journalist spider jerusalem as he covers presedential elections and more..."the year of the bastard" is extremely pertinent as we enter elections in U.S.

    2. earth2 by grant morrison and frank quitely (quite frankly...get it? )- a stand alone tale of the justice league as they battle their earth 2 counterparts, the crime syndicate of amerika...this story is brilliant.

    3. the authority sequence by ellis, quitely, mark millar and bryan hitch- superheroes for adults and much more realistic, IMO. these guys take no prisoners and have fun doing it.

    4. the Y: the last man sequence by brian vaughan and pia guerra (mostly)- what would happen if every male human being on earth were to drop dead at once? insanity ensues.

    5. the planetary sequence by ellis and john cassaday- science fiction at its heart, planetary follows the history of the world told through the eyes of superpowered archaeologists.

    you could do much worse than begin here and i could go on all day...so, there ya go
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    I'm reading Y: The Last Man and it's proving to be a very good read.

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    Re: Best Graphic Novels/One-shots

    i consider the sandman by neil gaiman one of the most artistic literary masterpieces this century has. you've gotta read it. along with frank miller's. spawn is not so bad too
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