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    • CommentAuthorpiratemoon
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2011 edited
    Hey guys,

    Recently started reading comics properly, but have mainly read trade paperbacks. Am looking for a series to get into in single issues, but don't know where to start! I like 'The Unwritten', Vertigo comics generally, Bryan Talbot.

    Other fiction I've recently read includes Gustav Meyrink's The Opal and other Stories, Rashomon, The Beautiful and Damned, and The Dispossessed.

    Thanks for the help all!


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    Oh god, I don't even know where to begin!

    The Strange Talent of Luther Strode is only up to issue #2, so it shouldn't be too hard to find.

    Witch Doctor had a four-issue series plus a zero issue in the back of Walking Dead, and it's also easy to turn up.

    Spaceman is getting good press, but I'm a little iffy on it personally. Still, it's an 8-issue series and #2 only came out this week, plus #1 is $1. Worth checking out for that.

    A pair of fun all-ages books great for adults and kids- Gladstone's School for World Conquerors, and Snarked.

    For something a bit more superhero-y, Shade is a spin-off series from a series from the 90s called Starman, and worth checking out. Also, the new Animal Man is all sorts of wonderfully strange. Plus I'm also enjoying the new Ultimate Spider-Man, which is a great starting-point due to it jettisoning all the old continuity.

    I know I'm forgetting a few, but those should all be titles that are easy to jump into for singles. I'm leaving a ton of stuff out that would be really difficult to get individual runs collected, like Rasl.
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    Thank you James! I'll check those out. I've just bought the first 3 issues of the new Swamp Thing. :)
    • CommentAuthorMathias B
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2011
    Justice League Dark, perhaps?
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    I knew I forgot one! Paul Grist has a new series out called Mud Man, which just started the other week. Issue #1 was only fairly decent, but I fully expect this to develop into a must-read series as the issues fly by. Paul Grist tends to be pretty damn great, overall.
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2011
    I'm struggling to remember what exaclty I am reading at the moment that I could suggest, so instead will give you a few to look out for in the coming months:

    Brian K Vaughan (Y THE LAST MAN, EX MACHINA) has a new series coming in 2012, called SAGA. That will be worth looing at I think.

    Also heading into 2012 Brian Wood (DMZ/DEMO/NORTHLANDERS etc) has a ongoing series called THE MASSIVE coming. It will be previewed in the Dark Horse Present vol 8 that is out in Jan, which is a sort of anthology of Dark Horse comics stuff - so that is also a good way of seeing if there's anything else that takes your fancy...

    Oh, and my final suggestion for new series starting in the New Year, is crime/noir/horror series FATALE by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (the team behind the fantastic CRIMINAL series)

    (I think you'll find that I bought the last copies of Witch Doctor in Leicester's Forbidden Planet....but it'd worth looking anyway)

    Oh, and Welcome to Whitechapel!
    • CommentAuthorEmperor
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2011
    • CommentAuthorpiratemoon
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2011
    Thanks S, this is really useful. I shall have a look at them, thank you :) Sorry I took forever to reply!