Best fantasy graphic novels according to redditors

We found 4,211 Reddit comments discussing the best fantasy graphic novels. We ranked the 922 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/BrowncoatOnSkis · 50 pointsr/firefly

His back story is covered in the comic Shepherds Tale. Though I'm not 100% it's canon.

u/Stirred · 38 pointsr/wow

Chronicle Volume 2 is the Blizzard history book that just came out:


There is online store where you can buy codes to sent to his e-mail for in-game special mounts/pets, but it would be tough to know if that would be something he didn't have or even wanted:


Blizzard also has their own gear store:


I like the Murloc mug, personally.

u/ultimatetodd · 35 pointsr/pics
u/underthemilkyway · 33 pointsr/SubredditDrama

> I think Michael Bay was quoted somewhere saying he made movies more geared to teenage boys.

First off, let me state that I really don't care what people watch. I look at Michael Bay films as safely constructed roller coasters. As seen here the man has learned what bumps, twists, and turns he can use to engage an audience without challenging it. He reuses scenes and ideas in a way that no one ever notices and I think is a brilliant(if nihilistic) way to see guaranteed money.

Now, let me explain why I hate the, "I make movies for teenage boys" defense. It is completely dismissive of all the great art that has been made for adolescents. Seriously, most people don't stop and think about this, but there is some pretty incredible stuff out there. Here is a small list of some of the amazing work made for children and teens:

The Red Balloon

The Works of Winsor Mccay

Calvin and Hobbes

Looney Tunes

Princess Mononoke

Star Wars

The Horror Films Starring Vincent Price

Scott Pilgrim

Fullmetal Alchemist

People use the quote you supplied as a get out of jail free card for valid criticism and it drives me nuts. Like what ever you feel like, but don't be dismissive of discussion because of a pointless quote.

u/andrzejellis · 31 pointsr/wow

The other two are alive, yes. When we the players fought C'thun way back in Ahn'qiraj, we fought what amounted to the tip of a finger. When we defeated Yogg in Ulduar, we had the help of a half dozen Titanic Keepers, some of the most powerful beings the Titans left behind. Neither Old God is dead, and even if they were I don't know that it would significantly reduce their threat. After all, Y'shaarj has been dead for millennia and we spent a whole expansion fighting what was basically a few drops of his blood (the Sha in Pandaria).

Most of our Old God lore can be found centralized in Chronicle Volume 1. You could also check out Wowpedia if you want to get trapped for hours.

Most of what we know about the Old Gods happened many thousands of years before the events of the Warcraft games, so a lot of it comes from sources like these.


Edit: Swapped the WoWWiki link for a link to Wowpedia instead. After looking at both, it seems that WoWWiki is pretty out of date.

u/IanVogerJ · 30 pointsr/AskReddit

The complete volume, it's so worth it and good for all ages.

u/Jostin71 · 28 pointsr/wow


Everything we thought we knew was a lie.

Ysera used to be the mother of Cenarius that freaked me out when I found that out.
(The War of the Ancients Trilogy describes Ysera as the mother of Cenarius, which was changed to Ysera and Malorne were lovers then changed again.)

Neptulon the Tidehunter and Ozumat are one that's stuck in my head the longest. I was legit so excited for the abyssal Maw raid. We could have dealt with Queen Azshara and instead of getting tentacle Deathwing we could of got N'Zoth back in Cataclysm. Would have made the story more coherent along with the missed War of the Ancients raid we also missed out on.

The entire War of the Ancient time travel book was a pretty big retcon as well.

Back in vanilla I remember being confused about AV when it's was Frostwolf land and the alliance recognized it but, then it was changed to the frostwolf invaded Alterac land.

Garona's parentage was changed to be less graphic and also Medan being removed. Blizzard put a lot of resources into him outside the game just to drop him.

Religion used to be a lot bigger a lot of references to Hell, God, angels etc. Changed to the light

Female Night Elven druids

Miev's death.

All the blood elves following Kael to outland jk no they didnt.

Most of the Warcraft 1 campaigns if I remember right.

The constant shifting of Arthas/Nerzhul and what is actually happening in the mind of the Wrath LK.

u/istguy · 26 pointsr/atheism

There is a comic that gives Book's backstory.


He was part of the Independence movement, who infiltrated the Alliance and worked his way into a higher-up military position. He eventually used this to cause a massacre of Alliance troops, after which he was discharged and disgraced. He later had a spiritual revelation and turned to god.

u/KnightOfTheStupid · 25 pointsr/KotakuInAction

If I'm not mistaken, this is written by the wife of the artist, David Finch. It's her first work in the comics industry. So far she hasn't proven to be that great of a writer, this page only reinforces that opinion.

I know a few comics that push this kind of shit are seen here often but I just want to say that this isn't the case for every comic from the Big 2. They still have tons of good stuff coming out like Action Comics, Aquaman, Black Widow, Multiversity, Batman: Endgame, and more. And of course there's a lot of great stuff coming from the smaller publishers like TMNT, Birthright, Samurai Jack, Death Vigil, the list goes on.

EDIT: Turns out its actually from the non-canon Sensation Comics run, but my point still stands. If you'd like to see a good Wonder Woman book then I'd recommend Azzarello and Chang's epic 35-issue run.

u/braneworld · 19 pointsr/gameofthrones

There is a graphic novel. It's pretty awesome.

u/Tigertemprr · 19 pointsr/DCcomics
u/lexabear · 18 pointsr/Fantasy

I have the Absolute Sandman edition and it's gorgeous. However, they are fairly expensive, so if you're unsure about the series, the trade paperbacks would be a reasonable way to start until you're sure it's worth investing in.

Also, check if your local library has them available, or if not, if you can ILL them.

They are ABSOLUTELY worth it for a nongraphic novel type of person. The stories are deep, and the art is always exquisite. I think Sandman really shows why graphic novels are 'graphic novels' and not 'comic books' (not that there's anything wrong with comic books).

u/thelizardofodd · 17 pointsr/Fantasy

The lore has a lot of cliche's in it (just like this movie likely) but Blizzard was always such a master of the craft in just about all other areas that it quickly became acceptable. Their lore/world building is incredible, fun quirky humor, interesting style.
The movie will very likely be super over the top, but I'm otherwise guessing it'll be pretty fun. :D
Side note, if you or anyone else is interested in learning some of that lore through a more traditional format, this was recently released, and it's beautifully put together.

u/GogEguGem · 16 pointsr/graphicnovels

I've found Maus, which you might've heard of, to be an effective gateway drug. It's standalone and doesn't require any previous intimacy with the medium to be enjoyed.

If you are looking for something on the lighter side of things, Bone is a fantastic comedy/action adventure. I recommend the ridiculously priceworthy 1300 pages all-in-one edition ($23!).

u/Sariel007 · 15 pointsr/Austin

You can get any thing they have delivered to your local library using the intralibrary loan system. Its free and online.

Edit to add I used this a few years back to read the entire collection of Sandman books. The nice big bound version.

u/virtualpj · 15 pointsr/firefly

You didn't miss anything. We don't know his backstory yet, but we will soon.

u/ilikemyteasweet · 15 pointsr/AskScienceFiction

12 bucks for the hardcover. I recommend it. Definitely worth the purchase.

u/Ralph90009 · 15 pointsr/firefly
u/ebop · 14 pointsr/actuallesbians

Lesbian/Queer main characters:

Batwoman - She's a lesbian and her romantic relationships play a fairly important role in the series. Her villains are a bit B-list but they're enjoyable reads never the less. Some controversy over DC's decision to prohibit her "happiness" and troubles with the talented creative staff that are worth investigating beforehand but it's worth noting that these issues do not effect the trade paperbacks 1-3. Don't make my mistake and accidentally buy Batgirl comics and wonder when she's supposed to start kissing ladies.

Lumberjanes - The trade paperback is supposed to come out some time next year but individual issues are currently being published. All ages comic that portrays a scout type group at a summer camp full of monsters. I'm not personally reading it but I've heard nothing but good things.

Funhome - A proper "graphic novel." An unbelievably intelligent and nuanced perspective on gender and sexuality. Bechdel compares her coming out process against her late father's closeted homosexuality to draw an intimate but calculated portrait of American sexuality and family.

Lesbian/Queer minor characters:

Saga - Holy shit, I can't recommend this enough. So utterly fantastic that words fail me. I buy this for everyone I know who's even faintly interested in comics.

The Walking Dead - The queer characters don't show up for a long while but this is the series the very popular TV show is based on. It's a little "Drama-y" for me but my girlfriend's dad gobbles them up like there's no tomorrow.

Not queer but awesome:

Chew - A world where poultry is outlawed and people have superpowers only related to food. My mom called it "kind of weird" which it is. I can't get enough.

Revival - The dead come to life but they're mostly just cranky, okay, sometimes murderous, but not that often. Strong female protagonists.

u/egosumFidius · 14 pointsr/wow
u/CJGibson · 13 pointsr/comicbooks

Oh, fine. I'll buy the damn thing.

Is the first New 52 TPB a good place to start?

u/Fafnesbane · 12 pointsr/comicbooks

Alan Moore's Saga of the swamp Thing is considered one of the best comics of all time.

u/rockymountainoysters · 12 pointsr/firefly

The answers you seek are here.

u/mitzt · 12 pointsr/scifi

If you're not aware, his back story was finally revealed in the third serenity comic/graphic novel, "A Shepherd's Tale". I'm glad to know that story now but it makes me even more disappointed that we never got to see the characters react to that information on screen.

u/Krunchtime · 12 pointsr/hearthstone

Warcraft 3 & Frozen Throne for sure.

WoW has some great lore, but most of it isn't totally related to Hearthstone. You could still run around and see loads of Hearthstoney things and see how they fit into the grand scheme of things.

Also, Warcraft: Chronicle is a great source of lore, but most of it is stuff from the beginning of the Warcraft universe that hasn't made its way into Hearthstone yet.

u/all_my_fish · 12 pointsr/books

I don't read a lot of action-y graphic novels, so I can't really help you with finding more stuff like Watchmen, Wanted, etc. (However, you have to promise me you'll read Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns.)

But I can recommend more laid-back graphic novels if you're ever in the mood for something different! Give American Born Chinese, Anya's Ghost, or Daytripper a shot sometime.

Persepolis and Maus are also graphic novel must reads, no matter what genre you usually favor. And Scott Pilgrim was super popular recently, with great cause.

And, if you're willing to settle down for a long haul and read your comics backwards, I really can't recommend Fullmetal Alchemist enough. 27 volumes, but it's the best action series I've ever read and one of my all-time favorites of any sort of media. Check out a stack of it from the library and you'll fly right through it. That's what I did one afternoon, and my time has never been better spent.

Edit: More suggestions, typos.

u/BusStation16 · 11 pointsr/whedon

Shepard's story is know, it is explained in The Shepherd's Tale

u/chonguey · 11 pointsr/firefly
u/LemonSkye · 11 pointsr/television

Firefly/Serenity continued as a comic series for a while, [and they did in fact tackle this story] (

u/jordanlund · 10 pointsr/graphicnovels

Depends on the hardcover, which one are you talking about?

Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1? Probably not. Amazon has it for $58:

Sandman Omnibus, Vol. 1? $87 on Amazon:

I found a hardcover of "World's End" going for $160 on eBay, but I think that price is out of bounds. The individual issues it reprints are about $3 each at your local comic shop or online or $18.

World's End reprints 51-56, which Amazon has for $45:

u/hyland3r · 10 pointsr/firefly

They don't explain it in the show or movie, but everything is explained very well in Shepherd's Tale. So far, all the comic stories have been pretty good and are a nice way to revisit The 'Verse.

u/INtheShadowplay · 9 pointsr/comicbooks

It's always a good time to begin reading DC Comics! Check out the Volume 1 TPB's of the characters you mentioned above. You'll be caught up before ya know it!

Wonder Woman Vol. 1

Batman, Vol. 1

Green Arrow, Vol. 1

As far as Batman goes, you're going to love Scott Snyder's run. It's next level. Picking up Justice League wouldn't hurt either. Don't miss out on great stories just because there's a big event coming up. DC has had some brilliant runs over the last few years and they're definitely worth reading regardless of Convergence.

EDIT: Just realized you're coming back to comics after only a year away rather than being completely new to the New 52. Definitely catch up, a lot of cool stuff has happened since you were away from these characters!

u/ComicBookNerd · 9 pointsr/firefly

This run captured the tone of Firefly, dare I say it, perfectly. I honestly think it did. I own/have read the others and quite frankly this sucked me right back into the 'verse. I know there are camps on either side of some of the others (Shepherd's Tale specifically), but I just don't see there being many that dislike Leaves on the Wind.

Enough of my opinion. Leaves on the Wind is a six part miniseries that takes place after Serenity. It is mainly written by Zack Whedon and illustrated by Georges Jeanty (of Buffy: Season 8 variety). While there are only six issues in this run, and no plans for making any more (that I know of at the time of writing this), demand speaks volumes.

Back to my opinion. If possible, purchase at your local comic book store to lend your support. Don't buy comics regularly and aren't sure what to expect at a comic book store? PM me, I'll walk you through it.

And now, contrary to what I just said, I will provide you with Amazon links to the other Firefly comics.

u/mmm_burrito · 9 pointsr/AskReddit

I take it you haven't read The Shepherd's Tale?

u/iamlordhazen · 9 pointsr/firefly

We learn in this graphic novel:

I've read all the comics, they're all worth the read.

u/chongo79 · 9 pointsr/firefly

Shepherd's Tale is the title. (And it's $13.) I would still have loved to see it come out over a long series of episodes. One graphic novel was too short.

u/The_Fawkesy · 9 pointsr/wow

I think it's from the new lore book that is coming out on the 15th.

128 pages of lore that fills in a lot of the holes quests leave us with and 25 full page paintings by Peter Lee, who I assume did the one we're discussing.

u/dothack5415 · 9 pointsr/wow

A book just came out that does a really good job. Its on sale right now on amazon

u/lonmonster · 9 pointsr/graphicnovels

Bone is really, really great!

Edit: you can buy it in it's entirety here but it may be a bit daunting at 1300 pages. You can also buy it in single volumes

u/ThreeConsecutiveDots · 8 pointsr/asoiaf

From the Game of Thrones Graphic Novel prologue chapter. Would seriously reccomend to all my fellow ASOIAF fans. Sample available here:

u/MinagiV · 8 pointsr/Sandman

I don’t have the Omnibuses, I have the Absolute editions, so I can only speak to them. I can say that they are absolutely worth the money. The pages are bigger, so you get to see more details, the covers are hardy, and I’ve had 0 problems with the bindings almost a decade later. You can’t read them in bed due to the size, but that’s literally the only negative thing I can say about it.

u/centipededamascus · 8 pointsr/comicbooks
u/Mr_Smartie · 8 pointsr/DCcomics

In 2011, DC launched "The New 52", a reboot that reset every title back to #1, and condensed/erased many portions of the old continuity, in order to make the new books more accessible to new readers. Generally, you can start with "trades", which are volumes of issues (generally around 5-8) collected in a novel form. Vol. 1 of any series is usually a good place to start.

For Batman and Batman-related books, I recommend starting with the following:
Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls
Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Born to Kill
Nightwing, Vol. 1: Traps and Trapezes
Batman: The Black Mirror - This is actually just before The New 52, but I recommend this mainly because it's a very well-loved modern story that made Scott Snyder (the current Batman writer) famous. It's also fairly accessible to new readers.

For other characters, I would recommend:
Green Arrow, Vol. 4: The Kill Machine - The first three volumes are heavily disliked by fans. Vol. 4 is when the next writer (Jeff Lemire) takes over, and he establishes a different status quo and tone, making it easy for new readers to jump in.
The Flash, Vol. 1: Move Forward
Wonder Woman, Vol. 1: Blood
Earth 2, Vol. 1: The Gathering

u/jm001 · 8 pointsr/comicbooks

The beginning. It's pretty much as simple as that.

Here are some fairly comprehensive reading orders, and here is another one, but if you've got the money to drop I'd say just grab the first library edition and go from there.

u/poolhouse · 8 pointsr/comicbooks

For $35, you can get Vol. 1 (issues 1-8) of the famous Mirage Studios run in hardcover. It's known for being more gritty and adult compared to the animated series.

For something more recent, try the IDW series ($13 for issues 1-4). It's a reboot set in NYC with some interesting twists on the original world.

Happy reading!

u/Tiucaner · 8 pointsr/warcraftlore

The [Chronicle] ( books are the best resource now or an almost full recap of the lore. From the literal creation of the universe to the end of the Second War. There are currently 2 volumes, with a 3rd coming. Other than that, there's a breath of novels and comics that delves into details of major events. Most are of good quality and worth a read. Wowpedia is also great. Other than that there's the previous 3 RTS games. Personally I'd recommend Warcraft III, as it setups most of what happens in the earliest WoW events and expansions.

u/MyNameIsXal · 8 pointsr/hearthstone

There are 3 WoW history books that explain the story from the creation of the cosmos to the defeat of Deathwing (happened on 2011 year IRL).

They have a total of 552 pages (184 each), and mind you I DID say they are history books, as they are not literary books, they don't explore different subjects from different characters' point of view, they just state the events that happened in the order they happened, so they are pretty boring(like your average high school history book), but more interesting than history lessons since, for example the history of Europe doesn't include demons and giant dragons.

And it's not even the full story since a lot of things have happened in WoW since 2011 and are continuing to happen since it is an MMORPG with regular updates that continue the story forward.

TL;DR There is enough curriculum to teach MORE than a year of high school history

u/Highfire · 8 pointsr/hearthstone

Uh... I'm kind of a decent resource?

I can certainly point you to a few different places. First, for "up-to-date" WoW-expansion related events, Nobbel's YouTube Channel is superb. I believe his longest video is the story of the Lich King -- following Ner'Zhul, Arthas and then the two put together. It's 3 hours and 15 minutes long.

For Lore of the Cards? SixGamers! Their two longest videos are for Rhonin and Vol'jin at 107 minutes and 113 minutes, respectively. He has also been working on Fandral Staghelm and we can expect that soon, which should be great.

For the gospel for what is and isn't canon in the Warcraft lore, alongside beautiful art and good reading? Warcraft Chronicle Volume I is great, and I really really look forward to the second volume. Note, that some of the lore has been changed through the Warcraft Chronicle, such as the lore presented in SixGamers' Medivh episode for Lore of the Cards. (47 minutes.

It's not too different, but the context in which Medivh's mother and father decided to have a child is different, and who Nielas Aran was is different as well. I'll give you the differences quickly here:

Pre Chronicle: Nielas Aran was the Court Conjurer for Stormwind. Aegwynn took a fancy to him as father of her child, seduced him and became pregnant, only using him. She left Medivh in his care before taking off.

In the Chronicle: Nielas Aran was a member of the Tirisgarde, a secret sect of the Council of Tirisfal, a secret sect of the ruling body of Dalaran, comprised of Elves and Humans that defended Azeroth from demonic incursions resulting from their use of the arcane. As member of the Tirisgarde, he was tasked with using artifacts and relics of great power that could be used to help subjugate the on-the-run Aegwynn, who refused to give in her Guardian powers back to the Council, partly due to the corruption of Sargeras, subtly whispering doubts.

In their chase, they bantered back and forth to find weaknesses. Nielas realised that Aegwynn wasn't oh-so bad, and eventually gave up, believing her innocence. The two fell in love, and Aegwynn wanted to make up for everything, and pass on her Guardianship. She wanted a child who could take up the mantle. Nielas saw a darkness in her and saw this as a way of helping her redeem herself, unaware of just how significant that darkness would become or who that darkness was.

Medivh was born, and Nielas then became Court Conjurer of Stormwind so he could raise his son alongside the best and brightest -- the King's son, Llane Wrynn and Anduin Lothar, who would eventually become the Lion of Azeroth. He also chose Stormwind due to its geographical distance from the other human kingdoms and consequently his ability to stay away from the Kirin Tor's powerful influence.

So, they ended up meeting, they ended up doing it, they ended up having Medivh with Nielas as more or less a single father and Medivh ended up befriending Llane/Anduin in Stormwind in both stories. The "key points" are the same. The main difference is how things were reflected on Aegwynn -- instead of a rather badass but callous woman who took everything into her own hands, she was a rather badass woman who eventually opened up to a capable and understanding man, working with him to take things into their own hands.


Sorry, that was a far longer explanation than I'd expected it to be. But hey, if you have any questions about anything (regardless of how silly it may sound), go for it!

u/Thirteenera · 8 pointsr/wow

The timelines are a bit of a mess, keep that in mind.

Basically it goes like this

[Vanilla Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms 1-60] - original wow, no "big story", just lots of small stories and world building in general. Unfortunately you will NOT see this anymore, apart from a few remaining untouched dungeons/raids. (see cataclysm)

Then demons invade through Blasted Lands portal and next expansion begins:

[Burning Crusade 60-70] - all outlands. It stayed untouched, so you can see it as it was. Overall story is stopping demons, but there's usually a per-zone story that focuses on something. A few max-level quests are cool (like Ogri'La faction, the Netherwing, etc). if you're a horde, recommend doing ALL nagrand quests. Note that Blood Elves and Draenei starting areas are considered part of TBC for purposes of timeline.

When we finally kill all big baddies, a big threat emerges in the north, and xpac begins:

[Wrath of the Lich King 70-80] - we go to Northrend. Almost everything is also untouched. There are a couple "big stories" (stopping LK, and weird stuff with old gods / titan keepers), and a lot of zone-wide stories. DK starting area takes place in this timeline.

When we finally stop LK, suddenly our original world got REALLY fucked up by Deathwing coming out. Cataclysm's area is all of the Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms remade to what they are now - so all "original vanilla" content is gone and replaced by Cataclysm version. This is why its weird for people, because they start levelling in Cataclysm areas, then move on to TBC areas (which are in the "past"), and stuff makes no sense. Cataclysm is also when Worgen and Goblin starting areas happen. Cataclysm both revamped the older low level zones (1-60) and also added new high level zones (80-85).

After that comes Pandaria (pandarian continent 85-90), then Draenor (draenor continent 90-100), then Legion (legion continent 100-110). To help you with the timeline, keep the below in mind:

If you start as a dwarf, gnome, human, Night Elf, Orc, Troll, Tauren, Undead, Goblin or Worgen, then your starting zone will be in Cataclysm (If we say original was Time 1, and legion is now time 7, then you start in Time 4).You will then continue levelling in same Time 4, before heading off to TBC (time 2), then WOTLK (time 3), returning back to Cataclysm (time 4), and then its pretty simple after that.

If you start as Blood Elf or Draenei, then you start in TBC (Time 2), after your starting zone you will jump forward to Cata (time 4), then at 60 you will return back to Time 2, and then time 3 -> time 4 -> onwards. Basically, your starting area is same "time" as you visit at levels 60-70, but your 15-60 zone is the time two expansions AFTER your starting zone. Its fucked, yes.

If you start as a panda, you're even more screwed. You start as MOP (time 5), before levelling in Cata/tbc/wotlk/cata, so your overall timeline will be 5-4-3-2-4-5-6-7.

If you pick a Death Knight class, you will always start as WOTLK time, BUT you also skip the 1-60 levelling. So you will basically be 3-2-3-4-5-6-7.

If you pick a Demon Hunter class, you will always start as Legion time, but also skip the 1-100 levelling. so you will be basically 6.5-7.

Yes, this is confusing. yes, its annoying. You will figure it out.

That said, if you're interested in lore, i REALLY REALLY REALLY recommend the 2 Warcraft Chronicle books -

They are fantastic, and cover time from [Beginning of time] -> [Beginning of Warcraft 3]. Third part is scheduled to be released soon(ish).

I also recommend either playing or watching Warcraft 3 and Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne. They set up the events of WoW the mmo, and give a lot of important (and cool) lore.

If you search around for wow books, you can also find plenty of lists made to help new players start reading the lore.

u/Ohmstar · 7 pointsr/DCcomics

Hellblazer is a pretty linear series. Pick up issue one and go from there. There are a few annuals and extra stories and whatnot, but Vertigo has been releasing awesome trades of every Hellblazer story in chronological order. Just buy these, and continue to buy this series until it is all collected.

u/watwait · 7 pointsr/comicbooks
u/beanbag12 · 7 pointsr/tf2

Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale

I havent read it yet but this comic is supposed to be about is "mysterious" past.

u/thepusherman74 · 7 pointsr/firefly

If you really want to find out more about Shepherd Book's backstory, this is a pretty amazing read.

u/IWasMeButNowHesGone · 7 pointsr/firefly

I had heard recently about the news that a comic was going to be in development soon but I had no idea there already were some comics made!

(edit: note to self, learn to look at the sidebar once in while...)

Just added these to my Amazon cart:

u/cannedthought · 7 pointsr/scifi

Right now for me Chew. It's good fun.

u/Jojohamy · 7 pointsr/comicbooks

Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Turtles #1 is the place to start. IDW spent the last few years releasing BEAUTIFUL hardcover absolutes of the whole first run. These are the original ninja turtle, they are the best, and the issue breakdowns and notes really put you in the shoes of independent comic creator/company. You read the first two volumes and you will feel like you can start making your own independent comic book. PHENOMENAL reads.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

This is where the "first run" effectively ends. At this point the turtles were so popular with a cartoon show, and half a dozen different comic runs and a merchandising empire being built that the two guys who created them were too busy managing the company to still make comics themselves. This is the definitive TMNT and it is glorious. I cannot recommend it enough.

u/Widgetcraft · 7 pointsr/wow

Sorry, I'm not going to read through all of the posts to find out what people have and haven't posted. I'll just give you what I think would be your best resources.

Blizzard is releasing a series of three lore books that focus on outlining the universe and its history. The first is out:

Check out Nobbel87's videos, he has most of the lore covered, and has some convenient playlists to watch his videos:

For anything specific, check out

Check out /r/warcraftlore for lore discussion on Reddit.

u/kalzor · 7 pointsr/wow
u/AnsikteBanana · 7 pointsr/warcraftlore

Here are the excerpts from the recently released official chronicles lorebook. If you are interested in this kind of stuff, I highly suggest picking up a copy. It is a really good read into the lore.

Night Elf Origin Excerpt (15,000-10,000 Years before the opening of the Dark Portal)

Tauren Origin Excerpt (12,000 Years before the opening of the Dark Portal)

u/warmwaterpenguin · 7 pointsr/Warcraft

If you want a zoomed out history of the world, go with Chronicle. So far only volumes 1 and 2 are out.

You should play Warcraft 3. It still holds up gameplay-wise and is the best way to consume the immediately-pre-WoW lore.

u/MHmanastorm · 7 pointsr/warcraftlore

Chronicle Vol. 1 has a big section on the original Draenor, which is very similar to the AU Draenor seen in WoD.

u/IND5 · 6 pointsr/asoiafreread

You can get this on comixology. It has total of 24 issues

You can also get the graphic novel editions of the same from Amazon. Here's the link for the first one.

I think Kindle version is also available in some countries but not in mine.

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/asoiaf

There are the official graphic novels (two volumes, here's the first), but the only manga-style work I'm familiar with are the covers to the Japanese translations.

u/teamdaly · 6 pointsr/asoiaf

A lot of it is available to "look inside" on Amazon.

u/ParrotFightClub · 6 pointsr/youseeingthisshit

I met Neil Gaiman a few years ago. He was doing a book reading and then signing autographs. I brought The Absolute Sandman Volume 1 with me to get it autographed. He opened the book to a page of trace paper, made a comment about how much he enjoys drawing on trace paper, and then drew a full page sketch of the main character of the series. This was the exact same face I made while he was drawing.

u/aco620 · 6 pointsr/comicbooks

I could go on for a while about the different runs I've read (I did a bit in a different comment), but to keep it simple, most people will tell you to read Alan Moore's Saga of the Swamp Thing. It's one of those must read comic book stories and pretty much every Swamp Thing writer afterward based their stories on what he built. It's collected in 6 books you can find in most comic shops.

u/ForerEffect · 6 pointsr/movies

The reprinted paperback collections are on amazon and very likely at your FLCS (8-10 issues each and bound in an order that makes sense this time, they've tried this before). Not all of the volumes are out yet, a new one comes out every month or so, but they're almost through the whole series I think.

u/jSchmucker · 6 pointsr/DCcomics

Justice League by Geoff Johns and a rotating roster of artists is DC's flagship title. Can't go wrong with that. First volume is titled Origin.

Swamp Thing is a great superhero horror epic.

The first six volumes of Wonder Woman from Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang are fucking perfect. They recently changed creative teams, so I'm not sure how the book is doing atm.

EDIT: Also, Omega Men is a twelve issue series currently running that is utterly flawless. It's written by one of Grayson's cowriters.

u/micduhh · 6 pointsr/comicbooks

I'd start at the beginning, and go from there. Fables Vol. 1

Just a heads up, the series is a little slow to start out, but picks up quick and is a pretty good ongoing series. Good luck.

u/SolusOpes · 6 pointsr/lucifer

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Book 5

They're 100s of pages each. It's a hell of a weekend read to do them all at once. :)

u/GreatWhiteRuffalo · 6 pointsr/comicbooks

Since you're looking for graphic novels instead of trades...

  • Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet K. Lee - This book won the Eisner for Best Graphic Album in 2011. It's a beautiful hardcover book with stunning art and a great story. It reminds me a lot of a fairytale. In my opinion, this would be a great "mom book". If she enjoys it, there were a couple of additional stories done for Free Comic Book Day, and there is a sequel (Time of the Dapper Men) coming soon.

  • Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido - Since you said she likes mystery, I think this would be right up her alley. Blacksad is anthropomorphic crime noir. The hardcover contains three stories, each better than the last. It's received three Eisner nominations and won an Angoulême Prize for Artwork. Originally published in French, Blacksad was a big hit in Europe, and has received the same level of acclaim from American creators and readers. If she enjoys this, another book was just released in the US: Blacksad: A Silent Hell.

  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill - I'm hesitant to recommend this because you said she doesn't like anything overly sexual/gory/profane. LoEG crosses into that territory sometimes. However, if she loves books and literature, it's hard not to mention Alan Moore's literary "superhero" team. This is also crossing more into the TPB realm, which you seemed a bit hesitant about. If you want to give it a try, go ahead, but you might want to read it first to see if the content is appropriate for her (never thought I'd have to tell a child to screen content for a parent).
u/SlayersScythe · 6 pointsr/IAmA

Read the comic.

u/MeatyChunks · 6 pointsr/wow

How about the Chronicle book? It's full of amazing art and lore. Maybe you could get the Druid job crest put on a cake or something too.

u/tuoret · 6 pointsr/Fantasy

If you're into comics, you might know this one already but just in case you don't: Bone, by Jeff Smith:

It's an amazing high fantasy story featuring those adorable bone creatures who get banished from their hometown and end up in the middle of a fantasy world with lots of stuff going on.

The story itself probably counts as epic fantasy, but it has a lot of humour and lighter parts. As the series has already been finished, there's a one volume edition available, combining all 9 volumes into one.

u/The_Zeus_Is_Loose · 6 pointsr/comicbooks
u/CupBeEmpty · 6 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

I know of Asterix but I don't think I ever really read it.

I read pretty much all of Tintin.

My mom would send the comics to me when I was at summer camp. I have no idea why she chose Tintin but when I was little we did spend a year in Switzerland and Germany so maybe that's where she learned of it? I know she got them at a local (now closed) bookstore in Indianapolis and maybe she just caught on to it there.

If you like that style then I might suggest Bone to you. It is an American comic but has sort of the same style as Asterix or Tintin.

Edit: Also the Smurfs. It was a Belgian creation but I only ever saw the Hanna-Barbara animated show which was a US product I believe.

u/ChickenInASuit · 6 pointsr/comicbooks

Bone by Jeff Smith is an absolutely fantastic comic book aimed at kids.

u/oobla37 · 6 pointsr/comics

When I was 11, my first graphic novel series was BONE. It gets a little darker later in the series, which goes along with the macabre, but it's never too bad. There are some great images that are fantastic examples of macabre in graphic novels, while the rest seems to be lighter. The humor is slapstick and visual, but there's some good text jokes in there too. The story is pretty easy to follow. Minimal to no harsh language, and minimal to no sexualization. The art is gorgeous, and the books are very high quality. You might want to read through it first yourself, because it is quite good.
Here's an Amazon link for the big book that has all 9 books in it. I own the individuals because I bought them as they came out in color.

u/scott_thepilgrim · 6 pointsr/ScottPilgrim

Here you go: Scott Pilgrim Boxset

Because if you’re not buying them all at once, then what the hell are you doing with your life?

u/avivi_ · 5 pointsr/batman

> Swamp thing

i'm planning on the alan moore one...

u/Jess_Starfire · 5 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

If you want a book that has a really good all around historical look at wonder woman I highly recommend picking up Wonder Woman: A Celebration of 75 years

I also personally love the Brian Azzarello's Wonder Woman Run in the new 52. It's also probably one of the most self contained titles in the new 52. The first volume is Wonder Woman Vol 1. Blood

There are two really great origin stories of wonder woman that I really love that are very current. The first (and my favorite of the two) is The legend of Wonder Woman. And the second is Wonder Woman: The True Amazon. The art in this one is fantastic.

Another great wonder woman story is Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia

I also really loved Sensation Comics featuring wonder Woman. I really love all of the different writers and artists takes on wonder woman.

u/Vindowviper · 5 pointsr/graphicnovels

If you enjoyed Batman, I would highly recommend checking out the new Scott Snyder setup with the new 52 for Batman. Vol. 1 - Court of Owls and Vol. 2 - City of Owls is a fanatasic story arc that plays well with Batman (and I'm not a huge super hero comic fan).

After that it kinda went wierd, but still enjoyable.

Also would highly recommend Preacher (Careful with Preacher, as you WILL get addicted, and have to purchase all 9 volumes, but amazing story and well written with some adult humor/content btw).

Also Sandman, Y: The Last Man, and Saga all always good choices (Saga is being written as we speak, only volumes 1 through 3 are out, same author of Y : The Last Man. Fantastic mix of fantasy and sci-fi... again adult elements)

u/Lvl9LightSpell · 5 pointsr/firefly
u/OthelloNYC · 5 pointsr/SRSGaming

Is "Eat-Man" a real character?

BTW I was incorrect about Chew, it's about a Cibopath ie he can reclaim memories from whatever animal matter he eats. Sort of like Warhammer 40K Space Marines.

u/ColdfearGold · 5 pointsr/wow

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1

World of Warcraft: Chroniken Bd. 1

It is on Amazon in German and in english

u/psychobatshitskank · 5 pointsr/wow

For quick information I prefer wowpedia. If you're looking to spend money I highly recommend getting Chronicle.

u/onerandomday · 5 pointsr/booksuggestions

Has he tried graphic novels? Some people who don't like reading - find it easier to read comics when they're just starting out. Bone is a great series.

u/paulasaurus · 5 pointsr/comics

Bone is just about my favorite graphic novel of all time, though it is not dystopian at all. More of a whimsical fantasy epic. But so so good.

u/TheDaneOf5683 · 5 pointsr/manga

I don't really know your tastes but here are a few if you likes.

• If you like Lord of the Rings or Nausicaa, maybe try out Bone by Jeff Smith. You can get the whole series in a single vol:

• If you like crime stories, check out Stray Bullets: Killers by David Lapham:

• If you like historical adventure, maybe check out Cape Horn by Christian Perrissin, Enea Riboldi

• If you want a bit of real life/romance, check out The Nao Of Brown by Glyn Dillon:

• If you like biography, maybe check out Alan's War by Emanuel Guibert

• If you like a taste of superpowers without superheroes and then throw in espionage, check out Mind MGMT by Matt Kindt. It's 6 vols but you really can't go wrong with it.

Other great reads that can be easy to get into:

  • Wild's End by Abnett and Culbard
  • Daytripper by Ba and Moon
  • Blankets by Graig Thompson
  • The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins
  • Noah by Darren Aronofsky
  • Beautiful Darkness by Vehlmann and Kerascoet
u/Allie_the_Bat · 4 pointsr/comicbooks

The whole book is horror like this. It's absolutely fantastic.

I'm buying the Saga of the Swamp Thing trade paperbacks. I don't think they're poor quality at all. The paper isn't glossy but it isn't meant to be.

Here's a link.

u/puc_puggy · 4 pointsr/comicbooks

As a girl with a burgeoning comic collection featuring a lot of female leads, I would HIGHLY recommend the Wonder Woman run by Brian Azzarello & Cliff Chiang (starting here).
Also if she's looking for something with more of an indie vibe, I'd recommend Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick, and if she likes the Stranger Things trend in pop culture nowadays absolutely Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughan.

If she's a YA fan, I'd reccomend Spera by Josh Tierney. And if she really wants a taste of Marvel, and likes YA fiction, I'd also recommend Ms. Marvel.

I've read Fables, and it's pretty good, but I gotta say there is SO much that it might be intimidating for a first-time comic reader. I also love Saga, but again there is just SO much, it might be better to start with a shorter run or a one-off.

u/gamer4maker · 4 pointsr/DCcomics

Each of these books cost around $10 from amazon, all come highly recommended:

Flash: Volume 1

Batman: Volume 1 Volume 2. This was a year long arc and both volumes are one story. The current run in Detective comics, called Icarus, is fantastic, but it hasn't been collected yet.

Green Arrow: Volume 4. Don't read books 1-3. You'll thank me later.

Green Lantern carries on from the old series, which starts here

I would also recommend the Wonder Woman series (starts here) and the Aquaman series here (Aquaman rocks now, in case you haven't heard).

I hope you have lots of fun reading and collecting comics, it really is a great hobby.

u/DementiaPrime · 4 pointsr/comicbooks

The current New 52 Wonder Woman series has been good so just start at 1 of her current run and probably easier to pick it up as a trade. For Hawkgirl she is in Earth 2 and that has been an amazing series so far. The Writer of WW has kept her story separate from other DC characters and Earth 2 takes place on a alternate reality so both are good stand alone stories. As far as Wally goes, he no longer exists in DC and Barry Allen is the Flash, but the sidebar on the webpage has a recommendation section and most of those are old Wally West stories.

u/Ask_Seek_Knock · 4 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Fables $9.78 from Books/Manga list.

u/imnaked0 · 4 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I'm going to be lame and post the amazon links because I don't know any "review" sites; Some of few I've read and loved:

Y The Last Man

Transmetropolitan -never finished, but loved and plan to re-read

Chew- read/have the first 3 omnibi(omnibus'?), it's incredible

The Wicked and The Divine- have/read the first 4 volumes, the art and story are phenomenal .

Preacher-never finished but it's damn good.


The list could go on, but I want to get beer, so...

u/Tyr_Kovacs · 4 pointsr/graphicnovels

Transmetropolitan: 10 parts of awesome cyberpunk by Warren Ellis

Maus: a stand alone emotional smackdown about the holocaust.

Preacher: 10 parts of religious Americana as a group of dark characters go on a literal quest to find God. (Very different to and IMO much better than the Amazon series)

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil: 1 part, Simple but beautiful art that tells a deeply personal story of a man struggling with chaos in an ordered world.

Freakangels: Another Warren Ellis 10 parter, a slow burn story of young people with powers struggling through a devastated world.

Kingdom Come: A one part "what if" style DC comics story with eye popping art and heavy themes.

Watchmen: The first of the grim and gritty superhero stories and still one of the most relentlessly bleak. (Much better than the movie adaptation)

u/demosthenes718 · 4 pointsr/DCcomics
u/thecrench · 4 pointsr/asoiaf

Yes, the first two novellas were remade into graphic novels and you can find them under $10 on amazon. The third novella you can find in Warriors, which shouldnt be too hard to find.

u/Arkaron · 4 pointsr/graphicnovels

Nice! You're welcome :)

If you're not reading digital and money isn't an issue, get the oversized library editions!

If you want to go cheaper, either get the TPB (just start with Hellboy Vol 1: Seed of Destruction) or, if waiting is not a problem, they're re-releasing the whole series as omnibuses starting in may (4 consecutive volumes and 2 short story collections). That should be the most cost effective option to get the whole story.

u/Keirez · 4 pointsr/graphicnovels

Sandman by Neil Gaiman

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales
(Contains Somewhere Within the Shadows, Arctic Nation and Red Soul)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki

u/Adam_Absence · 4 pointsr/comicbooks

This would be where to start

u/mbrubeck · 4 pointsr/firefly

It's an official comic written by Joss and Zack Whedon.

u/mylescloutier · 4 pointsr/firefly

And then the comics Serenity Vol 1: Those Left Behind, Serenity Vol 2: Better Days, Serenity Vol 3: The Shepherd's Tale, and for when you re-watch the series (tomorrow) Firefly: The Official Companion (hehe) Vol 1, Firefly: The Official Companion Vol 2.

No I don't work for Whedon, just another browncoat...check your local library first, it's free!

u/japabama · 4 pointsr/firefly

Serenity: Better Days is the second TPB, and Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale is the Shepherd Book backstory (I believe it's also out of print).

There were also 2 one-shot comics (meaning they were limited run and won't be reprinted) released after Better Days and before The Shepherd's Tale. Their titles are The Other Half and Float Out (Wash backstory penned by Patton Oswald). Also, there was a one-shot by Zack Whedon that came out on Free Comic Book Day a couple months ago. It was one side of a double feature with the other side being a Star Wars comic.

I THINK that's all of them, someone correct me if it isn't.

u/baalroo · 4 pointsr/comicbooks

Your friend has fantastic taste, but I don't see:

  • Casanova
  • Doom Patrol
  • Scalped
  • Starman
  • Sweet Tooth
  • DMZ
  • American Vampire
  • Irredeemable
  • Chew
  • Locke & Key

    Frankly, any of those would fit in fucking perfectly with that collection, and your friend would pretty much think you were a complete badass. Basically, just browse through those and pick the one that you think sounds the coolest, they're all great and are all very much within your friend's wheelhouse. Your friend's sensibilities are all laid out pretty bare there, she likes a little bit "dark" and a touch of "grit," but with a very clear tendency towards the "cerebral," the "meta contextual," and the "indie/intellectual." So, that's what I stuck to with this list. These are all sort of obvious, but obvious in a "cool" sort of way... the way the movie "the omen" is obvious to a horror fan, or the film "Brazil" is to a sci fi freak, but probably not to a general audience. You dig?

    You're welcome :D
u/llikegiraffes · 4 pointsr/TMNT

For the new current series, IDW TMNT Collection Volume 1: LINK

For older Mirage comics, the TMNT Ultimate Collection Volume 1: LINK

Please consult the sidebar for the TMNT Comic Book Primer if you are looking for more information.

u/Mucmaster · 4 pointsr/TMNT

The original mirage comics are being released in these hardcover edition and the current IDW books you can pick up the paper back there are currently 8 volumes of the paper back's main story line with another 8 for side stories. Both are good I would recommend the IDW it is still ongoing so more issues are coming out.

Edit: fixed a word

u/CorruptedEvil · 4 pointsr/comicbooks

And yeah there's a ton of inspiration taken from Frank Miller Daredevil. Splinter = Stick, The Foot = The Hand, as well as the entire style and tone.

u/kejartho · 4 pointsr/movies

World of Warcraft:Chronicle Volume 1

Nobbel87 covers a lot of the different stories. The origin story in particular I believe covers this portion of the pantheon.

u/Pomegranate_Seed · 4 pointsr/wow

A nice thing may be Warcraft chronicles 1. It's an art-book with the backstory of the game that was released a few months ago. It tells of the beginning of the world, how it was made and fought over (long before the alliance and horde came into the picture).

It was very well received by the fans, partially because it has some really pretty art in it and partially because it clarified a lot of the backstory that used to be very vague.

Another thing that may be nice are the mounts & pets in the battle net shop. They're cosmetic rewards that your bf will get in-game. The mounts are the most used ones, they're the big beasts that you ride/fly around the world with. The pets are used for pokemon-battles. Not everyone plays with the pets, but still a fair number of people like them.

There's an option in the battle net store to gift those mounts and pets, so your bf will recieve them in-game. I don't know if you need a battle net account to gift them though, never done that.

If you're considering the mounts/pets, you'd probably want to know which ones your bf already has. If you want to check that without him knowing, you can check his armory. It has a tab with 'pets & mounts', where you can search through all the things he has collected, and which ones he's missing. (This is just an example armory I pulled up, you would have to search for your bf's character name, realm and eu-us-asia-region to find his armory.)

There's probably some more things out there, but these are the first 2 things I can think of. Happy hunting! :)

u/YabbaDaabaDoo · 4 pointsr/wow

Look at the Chronicles Vol 1 & 2. Just got vol. 1 for father's day and can't wait to get to vol. 2

u/woodenarmedsage · 4 pointsr/wow

Well we'd have to defeat Sargeras for the Legion to really be over. KJ is just the acting leader because Sargeras is too powerful to fully exist in this reality.

But if we were to defeat Sargeras then there's still the matter of the Void Lords who are the ultimate threat as of now, since they're basically the cause of all disorder and evil in the universe.

Blizzard just recently started publishing a series of lore books (which I highly recommend you read), that sort of "resets" the lore, in the sense that it's becoming more fleshed out and cohesive. So the possibilities really are unlimited right now.

u/paradoxasauruser · 4 pointsr/graphicnovels
u/badalchemist · 4 pointsr/books

> classy graphic novel as an art form

Wha? You can just call them comics. It's ok. People have accepted comics as art. I recommend Bone as a good clean comic.

u/mstwizted · 4 pointsr/Parenting

If your kids like graphic novels check out The Bone Series. My son LOVED it. And it's won numerous awards.

u/RickGrayson · 3 pointsr/gameofthrones
u/JayRedEye · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

If you have the cash, I love my Absolute Editions. There is an Omnibus as well, I do not know what the difference is.

Otherwise, I believe there are 10 trades.

u/dick122 · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

Gotcha. I'm assuming Preacher too? Oh! Saga of the Swamp Thing (I saw the New 52 but not this one). Absolutely a must read if there ever was one.

u/bstones · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

Yeah its all collected in paperback and hardcover.

Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 1 is where it starts and goes til Book 4

u/Fart_in_me_please · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

Right here. Then just go on to book two and so on. Alan Moore did something unreal on his run.

u/The_Bear_Jew · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

Alan Moore (the writer of Watchmen, V for Vandetta, and From Hell) did one of the greatest runs on any character in his Swamp Thing saga.

u/i_crave_more_cowbell · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

An omnibus is just a large collection of books, usually including a full run by a certain author, or an entire series.

That 1st volume

u/internetosaurus · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

The original Hellblazer series that started in the 80s is the definitive John Constantine book. Reprinted in trades it's titled John Constantine, Hellblazer for some of its volumes.

Volume 1 Amazon link

Don't confuse this with Constantine: The Hellblazer, a 13 issue series from 2015 or The Hellblazer, the current series that kicked off during Rebirth, you want the old Vertigo run.

u/Darthspud · 3 pointsr/Constantine

This: is the first book you should buy, and it's got 9 issues of Hellblazer, the first two being the ones the last episode adapted, and then two issues of Swamp Thing, where John first appeared. I have it, and it's great value for money, and it's easy to get straight into it.

u/HidesYourBacon · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

Honestly I would start with Hellblazer volume 1: Original Sins. You can find it on Amazon here I would recommend it, but the art is a little hard to stand sometimes as it's always a gritty type style.

New 52 also has a Constantine series that's ok but nothing special. Some die hard fans hate it, I think it's an infinitely less imaginative take on the character but not horrible.

u/ADefiniteDescription · 3 pointsr/Constantine

I just started with the first volume. Pretty cheap in TPB off Amazon.

u/_AlphaZulu_ · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Avid comic book reader here. I love books with female leads. Especially when the writer knows how to write a good female lead. Anyways, here are some recommendations.

Black Magick Vol 1 - The Awakening

Synopsis - Rowan Black is a detective with the Portsmouth PD... and a witch, two aspects of her life she has struggled to keep separate. Now someone is targeting Rowan, someone who knows her secrets and means to expose her... or worse.

(this is a creator owned title, which means the writer + artist tell the story together, it's not like the writer only writes, he collaborates with the artist)

You can get it digitally here or the printed version from Amazon


Synopsis - The world now lies divided not amongst political or geographic boundaries but amongst financial ones.

Wealth is power and that power rests now with only a handful of FAMILIES. The few who provide a service for their ruling Family are cared for.

All others are Waste.

In each Family, there is on person given the best they can offer, training and technology and assets, every scientific advantage.

This person is named their Family's sword and shield, their protector, their Lazarus.

In the Family Carlyle, the Lazarus is called Forever.

This is the beginning of her story.

Amazon link for the print copy

Gotham Central Book 1 : In The Line of Duty

This book focuses on the Detectives (specifically the MCU) in the Gotham City Policy Department. This isn't a super hero book. Batman makes an appearance here and there, but it's mainly about the cops. There's a story in this book called "Half A Life", it focuses on Detective Renee Montoya, being outed as a lesbian and she's framed. Without revealing any other details, I'll leave it at that. I highly recommend this book, it always moves me when I read it. And just to give some context, the story was written in 2004. The LGBT community wasn't nearly as accepted as they are today.

Edit - You can also read some of the first few pages on Amazon's site of the books listed above.

Edit #2

Wonder Woman Volume 1 - Blood

Supergirl Volume 1 - Last Daughter of Krypton

Batgirl Volume 1 - The Darkest Reflection

u/laggymclagster · 3 pointsr/gamernews
u/Nopeyesok · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Here you go. They are really good. You should recognize everyone on this cover.

Fables: Legends in Exile, Vol. 1

u/williampaddydobbin · 3 pointsr/Fables

This is the new standard Volume 1:

This is the Deluxe edition Volume 1:

The difference is the Deluxe editions compile more arcs per book with slightly better paper quality but are a bit more expensive.

If you are reading for the first time, I'm excited for you. For my money, this is one of the top 5 greatest comic series of all time!

u/LuciferSPN · 3 pointsr/fandomnatural

> same starting point completely different everything

Yeah pretty much. the comics are completely different. the only thing they have taken from the comics are a few character names. ( Maze, Amenadiel, Lucifer.) These Characters in the Comics look different and have drastically different personalities. The comics ARE NOT a police procedural. The Human show characters ( Chloe, Trixie, Dan, Linda Martin, Ella, Malcom etc.) Do not exist in the comics. The Devil doesn't have a therapist! Lucifer is also a lot more powerful in the comics.

Some people say you have to read Sandman first. I didn't and was able to understand what was happening. If you start with the Lucifer comic I would recommend getting these books as it ensures you read the comics in the right order.

This is as comic spoiler free as possible but assumes you've watched season 1 of the show.

The comic starts off with an introduction and you are in darkness. Then we meet a human character. Then we end up at Lux. Amenadiel shows up. Like in the show but he wants something different. An agreement is made. And from here your off into a story that has absolutely nothing to do with the show. However like in the show Lucifer does not have his wings. This becomes a major plot point later and SPOILER ALERT they weren't stolen by a human.

What I've described here ( being purposely vague) is from The Morningstar Option. If you read Online start Here:

Read all three issues and then go to:

STOP at issue 16 and go read Nirvana.

this is a oneshot that is important for Character development.

Then you can read from issue 17 on to the end.

There is also the new 2016 ongoing series.

But make sure to finish the original run first.

I don't think someone's enjoyment of the Fox show can determine if they will like the comic. But since you like supernatural I think you will like the comics. Do you like Spn Lucifer and/or the heaven and hell stuff? Do you like it when Spn gets Philosophical. If yes than you should enjoy the comics. Kripke got inspiration for supernatural from Sandman and Hellblazer. Also if you like spn Lucifer as in Season 5 and Endverse You should like the comics.

I hope this helps. :)

One last side note. In the comics don't worry about the way Mazikeen speaks. It doesn't last long and due to certain events she starts speaking normal.

Please read and enjoy the comics. :)

u/sonofaresiii · 3 pointsr/xboxone

If you haven't already, you should read the comic that Lucifer (the tv show) is "based" off of.

The TV show is a very, very... very loose adaptation, but the comic sounds right up your alley.

Read the Mike Carey series, based on the Neil Gaiman character. Start here

u/shawnydarko · 3 pointsr/MUBookClub

The Goddamned is going right on my Amazon Wishlist.
And in exchange since you said you haven't read any Ghost Rider, and you gushed over the artwork of how badass he can look on fire, I am going to open your eyes, friend.
Garth Ennis writes a crude story with some immature dialogue and jokes (if you've read any or watched any Preacher, you'd know what I'm talking about). Clayton Crain though, God damn. Feast your eyes on Ennis and Crain's 2005-2006 6-issue mini-series for some serious poster-worthy Ghost Rider.

u/Yawehg · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

You might like Preacher or Hitman. Garth Ennis is a "gritty" writer sometimes compared to Frank Miller. He might have actually been the one writing those Punisher books you liked.

Preacher is basically one big John Wayne movie with epic fantasy themes. Hitman is a grungy crime book with superhero tendencies.

Preacher: (Amazon) (Digital)

Hitman: (Amazon) (Digital)

u/P0rtable_Panda · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Preacher is my favourite comic series. I love the characters, and recommend it to everyone. It's not the traditional superhero stuff, it's about a Preacher (duh) who has the voice of God, and can command people to do what he wishes. It also has an Irish vampire.

The story throughout this series is incredible, I don't think there was a point where I was bored. It just kept drawing me in more and more. I was pretty gutted when i finally finished it because I knew I'd never read it for the first time again. There's 9 graphic novels in the series (each made up of like 5ish comics per graphic novel).

The first issue (the one I linked) is a fantastic intro to the story as a whole. It brilliantly introduces you to the main cast. I made the mistake of only buying the first issue when i went to the comic book store. As soon as I finished the first issue I was all "OH COME ON. I NEED THE REST OF THESE".

I don't really know what else to say about it. It's bloody, violent, hilarious at points, brutal at others. Definitely a must read.

If I won...well..I have a comic book WL if you wanted to rifle through that. At the moment it's just issues of Amazing Spider-man and Deadpool :D

u/ElseworldKacey · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

Well Sandman only has about 86 issues. I'd suggest reading from the beginning if you have the money to dish out on the omnibuses. Here's a link to the first:

u/Bandit1379 · 3 pointsr/gameofthrones

It's also worth mentioning for those who don't know that the first two of the books have been adapted into graphics novels (1,2). They are apparently good adaptations from what I've heard, I haven't read any of D&E yet, I'm waiting for the supposed 'official' combination of the first 3 D&E (available now as separate books) to come out before reading the graphic novels.

u/trollibat · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

Just for future reference I recommend the Darkhorse Library editions. They are awesome value for money in my opinion:

u/squidwalk · 3 pointsr/graphicnovels

This is a strangely worded post. I'm not entirely sure what you're asking, or what "I see" means.

There are currently a total of five volumes of Blacksad published. Volumes 6 and 7 are slated for later this year.

Dark Horse distributes Blacksad in the US. They have translated and published a single-book collection of volumes 1-3 (Somewhere Within the Shadows, Arctic Nation, Red Soul), A Silent Hell, and Amarillo. You can get them digital or hardcover.

u/Roxinos · 3 pointsr/movies

There is a graphic novel which explores exactly that.

u/Fiend1138 · 3 pointsr/firefly

You can order all 4 volumes on Amazon for less than $40.
Volume 1 is called Those Left Behind.
Volume 2 is called Better Days.
Volume 3 is called The Sheppard's Tale.
Volume 4 is called Leaves on the Wind.

These are 4 separate books, right now there is no completed collection. There was also a one shot that just came out at this years Free Comic Book Day. Which you can read online HERE. There was another short a few years ago, I could be mistaken but iirc that was is also included in volume 4.

u/Chattery · 3 pointsr/firefly

Well even though it isn't space I do recommend Red Dead Redemption. It's got a more serious tone than Firefly, but it's still on the level.

Stargate: Universe, from what I've seen, has been pretty good. My dad loves watching it - it's an ensemble in space - might be up your alley?

Definitely check out the comic books on amazon of Firefly/Serenity, though to fight off the depression just a little bit longer.

If you're a bookworm with a deep pocket, here's a list of books on Amazon:

Serenity Vol 1

Serenity Vol 2

Serenity Vol 3

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind

Firefly The Official Companion Volumes One and Two

Firefly: Still Flying

Firefly: A Celebration

u/chesterjosiah · 3 pointsr/firefly

The 3 volumes before this one, with Amazon Links:

  1. Those Left Behind
  2. Better Days
  3. The Shepherd's Tale
u/JimmyPellen · 3 pointsr/firefly
u/bacon_nuts · 3 pointsr/firefly




Or this. Which isn't released yet, but is a collection of the three.

There is also [this] ( which is a very small (and rare) comic that was given out for free at some event or other I can't be bothered remembering. I'm pretty certain they're now only available through second hand purchase.

u/muki_mono · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

I kill Giants, Black Hole, and V for Vendetta.

I've also been really enjoying the trade paperbacks for Chew, though I'm quite behind on those.

u/JustMonsterFace · 3 pointsr/breakingbad

Chew definitely has a similar feel as well. Highly recommended to anyone interested in picking up a new comic or trade.

u/DatKapital · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

The original Mirage series which is now being sold by IDW in collected editions

I don't know if I would call it "dark", though. The art was certainly "dark" insofar as it was heavily sketched and black and white. If you're hoping for Christopher Nolan "Ninja Turtles", you'll be disappointed. It has moments where characters are severely injured and some soul searching happens and there are large parts that are told through April's journal which give it a more wistful feeling, but a lot of the stories are absolutely goofy too and eastman and laird didn't shy away from cartoony moments in the books. If you saw the first ninja turtles movie, it pretty much adapts the major story arc of the series.

EDIT: Just to be clear. I really enjoyed this series, but it is a lot more like Hellboy than Sin City.

u/kaijubaum · 3 pointsr/TMNT

I'm pretty sure the entire farm scene was based off of this

u/SirUrza · 3 pointsr/wow

The three WoW chronicles are a great place to start.

After that if you really want more I'd start with the novels (I'd probably stick to reading the novels in published order.)

u/necros1215 · 3 pointsr/wow

This book is awesome. Ever since seeing the movie, I've really been into more of the lore side even more so than usual and this first volume really helps to flesh out the creation of the Warcraft universe pre Warcraft 1. I highly recommend it, especially with Volume 2 coming out next March.

u/CaptBakardi · 3 pointsr/wow

Hey readers, if you like this, do yourself a favor and [get the book that follows this beautiful picture:] (

You won't regret it

u/sixsamurai · 3 pointsr/movies

If you want to learn the entire lore in an interesting way you could always get WoW Chronicles vol 1. I've read it and it's awesome for lore fans.

u/hellshogun · 3 pointsr/Games

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1
It's actually a rather fun read if you like Warcraft lore. They're basically attempting to set all the lore straight, removing a lot of the confusion and just getting a solid base for their future games.

In this book they introduce the idea that the Titans are born of world-souls, extremely powerful spirits that are created within the core of certain worlds. The Void Lords (the Void is the force that is opposing the Light) are attempting to corrupt the world-soul by using Old Gods. When Sargeras, the champion of the Titans, realize that world-souls are getting corrupted, he comes to the conclusion that the universe must be wiped out and started anew. The other Titans disagree and he ends up killing them, the only remaining trace of the Titans now is in the keepers they created on Azeroth (Odyn, Mimiron, Freya, Thorim, etc.)

Azeroth is important because it is hosting a particularly powerful world-soul that the Void Lords want to corrupt, that Sargeras wants to destroy and that the Pantheon wanted to protect.

u/Zilveari · 3 pointsr/wow

It is in this book. The stuff in his spoiler is true for the most part.

u/gefroy · 3 pointsr/wow - Press look inside button above the image to view a short section of the book. Looks good to my eyes.

u/Laka_the_Lorejunk · 3 pointsr/wow

You have got several options here:

| Book/Bundle | Content |
| Chronicle: Volume 1 | "This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people." |
| War of the Ancients Trilogy | This trilogy covers the initial invasion of the Burning Legion some 10,000 years before the First War/Warcraft 1. Eventhough it is slightly tainted by Knaak's infamous writing and it has become hard/expensive to get your hands on a new copy; it remains essential in WoW's canon. |



| ALSO: | |
| If you are looking for a recommended reading list before Legion hits | Go to our friends at Blizzard Watch |
| If you are looking for a nerd with a soothing voice, summarizing lore for you | Go watch all Nobbel's videos |
| If you are looking for a subreddit full of helpful lorewalkers | Go visit r/warcraftlore ! |

u/Kaijankoski · 3 pointsr/ElysiumProject

I've actually started reading into the lore for the first time ever. I've played since 2005. This story and others are in the new book (amongst others)

u/tholt212 · 3 pointsr/warcraftlore

It's a novel but with a few illustrations. Chronicles is what's the confirmed canon in terms of what stories from before it. So like, Chronicles had no mention of Medan in them, thus most people think he isn't Canon anymore despite having a comic series done of him.

Volume 1 has basically all the events before Warcraft 3 included.

u/Paradoxical_Hero · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

Warcraft is worth looking in to imo

They are releasing lore books ( 2 have been released)

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1

u/Vejret · 3 pointsr/wow

Honestly, whilst Nobbels videos are the best way to go in depth on a specific subject, you might find it hard to understand the world and overarching storyline still.

Blizzard are releasing books that compile the lore together, This is chapter one: Amazon

I'm looking forward to chapter 3 coming in a month.
These are a fantastic source for beginners with lore, they keep it all in order and don't overwelm you. Then if you want to know more in depth, go to Nobbel.

u/Gurloes · 3 pointsr/comicbooksuggest

Absolutely read Y The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan at some point in your life! It's 10 volumes. One of the best stories I've ever read, which I binge-read in a weekend the first time. Post-apocalyptic, scary & humorous too. Really, just everything BKV writes. (Edit: I should clarify. Only scary in a chaotic society/socially relevant way, it's not horror.)

Sandman by Neil Gaiman is probably the closest other series to Fables. Very rich in mythology & folklore.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore is very similar in nature, being about literary characters. Just forget the craptacular movie ever existed. The book is much better.

The Maxx by Sam Keith is one of the best 90s books IMO. Trippy, weird, and whimsical. A psuedo-superhero story that explores mental illness & abuse.

Edit2: Oops, how could I forget Bone by Jeff Smith which at 1,300+ pages is certainly epic -- a fun, fantastical adventure for all ages. And couple that with the fact you can often find the One Volume edition used for under $20, it's an amazing value. Do note the paper is very, very thin though, so artwork bleeds through. If that's a deal-breaker, try the more expensive single volumes.

u/nightowl994 · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

I second the Marvel Adventures line and Superman Adventures.

I'd also recommend:

  • The Batman Adventures - It ran from 1992-1995 and was the predecessor to the Gotham Adventures series you mentioned, and the companion title to Superman Adventures.
  • Bone - A ridiculously fun to read fantasy/adventure story published from 1991 to 2004. Great art, great humor, and it truly appeals to all ages. The colorized version is published in nine digest-sized volumes that are extremely easy to find and very affordable, especially if you buy them used. The original black-and-white version is also available in one volume, but from what I hear there is a lot of gutter loss due to its size and the pages are easy to tear since they are so thin.
  • Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil - Good little story from the creator of Bone. I'd especially recommend this for kids who like Superman since it features a similar character. From 2007.
  • Thor: The Mighty Avenger - Non-canon story about a young Thor. Not only a great kid's comic but one of the best Thor stories ever written. Beautiful artwork, great romance, fun adventures, and lots of appearances from other Marvel characters including Captain America and Iron Man. It ran from 2010-2011 and was sadly cancelled early. Available on Marvel Unlimited.
  • Ultimate Spider-Man - Not good for smaller children due to lots of dialogue and a moderate amount of violence and sexual content, but excellent for adolescents and teens. I'd recommend it up to issue #128. It's currently being reprinted in this "Ultimate Collection" format which is so far up to volume 6 at issue #71. It ran from 2000-2011 and all of it is available on Marvel Unlimited.

    If you're open to older comics (Silver and Bronze Age), then many volumes from the Marvel Epic Collection line are also a good bet, but do a little research since some won't be very kid-friendly. They're fairly affordable reprints of classic stories that aim to reprint the entire history of Marvel's major characters from their inception to usually the mid-nineties (but they're not published in chronological order). They typically retail for around $35 for 400-500 pages of comics.

    I'm sure there are more that I'm forgetting, but I hope this helps!
u/vxxn · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

Locke & Key is a great horror comic written by Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King. It is a great story with a gay minor character who plays an important role in some of the later books. There's also a widowed mother character who struggles with alcoholism but eventually gets her shit together for the sake of her family. The complete series is available as a box-set for $60ish on amazon, which might be more than you want to spend but it's the kind of story where once you start you're going to want to read through to the end. I wouldn't recommend it because of the gay factor specifically, but I think it'd be a great read for anybody who can handle a bit of fictional murder. L&K on Amazon

I'm in the middle of reading Bone and loving it... I could see it appealing to just about anyone. I think the cute/funny factor gives Bone a broader appeal than other popular fantasy titles like Saga, which I see recommended all the time. TIME magazine said: "BONE combines the humor and look of early Disney movies with the scope of the Lord of the Rings cycle." Bone on Amazon

I've heard good things about but haven't personally read:

  1. Rat Queens (for annoying sister?)
  2. Orbital (for ex-NASA guy?)
  3. Y: The Last Man (for Mom without a man?)

    You might also look around /r/graphicnovels for inspiration.
u/ventusvir · 3 pointsr/books

Here's some graphic novels that I think are entry-level friendly.

Scott Pilgrim
: a heavily stylized series influenced by video game tropes and anime about a Canadian slacker who gets into hijinks over his girlfriend's ex-boyfriends.

[Bone]( One/dp/188896314X/ref=sr_1_2s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414003558&sr=1-2&keywords=Bone): Mickey mouse meets Lord of the Rings. This epic about three cousins who get chased out of their hometown into a strange valley where mysterious rat monsters and dragons dwell. A really compelling and funny read.

Fable: I am shocked on how little discussion there is about this series! Every fable is a unique character in this beautifully drawn series about fables living in our mundane world. Really cool.

u/deadline_zombie · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

A great read for comic (and hopefully not too anime style for you) I would recommend Bone by Jeff Smith. The earlier issues are light and humorous and gets more serious as the series goes on.

u/drock45 · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

Princeless by Jeremy Whitley, can't recommend that one enough. Bone is an all-ages must read as well. There's also lot's of DC Superhero stuff like Wonder Woman geared to young kids, you might want to ask your local comic store for recommendations (if they have a kids section).

u/108_dragons_ · 3 pointsr/comicbooks
u/flyingfist860 · 3 pointsr/comics

Check out Bone, it's a classic and really fun read!
Edit - fixed link

u/jphive · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Bone, by Jeff Smith

"After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one they find their way into a deep forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. It will be the longest - but funniest - year of their lives."

It's Sweet, hilariously funny, and filled with adventure.


Amazon Link

u/mpaw975 · 3 pointsr/graphicnovels

"In bulk" is kind of a funny criterion. Do you ever hear someone asking for a really long book? I think you'll find that the GNs on the sidebar are all amazing, even though they don't come in a large collection.

That being said, I think the complete Bone collection is decently priced ($22 !!). The paperback version of the complete Calvin & Hobbes looks to be priced insanely cheaply ($62) for the quality. It also looks like you can get the entire Y: The Last Man collection for $100.

I've built my collection (relatively) cheaply as follows:

  • Get a list of the main books you want in your collection

  • Check their prices on amazon to get an idea of their usual retail price and their sale price (which in many cases is %50 to %66 of the sticker price)

  • Check your local used book store. (This is usually the cheapest option)

  • Check the bargain bins at the big book stores. (You can sometimes get a real steal)

  • Repeat these last two steps over and over.

  • If you really want something break down and get it on Amazon.

  • I rarely buy books from big book stores at retail price. I can't bring myself to pay 40$+ for a volume of Akira that is printed on newspaper. Argh!

  • If I am going to pay full price for a comic I make sure that I buy it from my local comic shop.

    edit: formatting

u/elquesogrande · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

Started reading Jeff Smith's graphic novel (series) Bone with my 2nd Grader and she loved it. The novel addresses some difficult issues in a smart, fun manner. Highly recommend this one for you and your son.

u/Leisureguy · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

Well, the joke is clear but the reference is cryptic if one has not seen the move. (For those who haven't, we're talking about the excellent movie "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," with Michael Cera, Alison Pill, Anna Kendrick, and others: hugely entertaining (to me, YMMV). Based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley.)

Worth watching.

u/wagedomain · 3 pointsr/movies

You should get the box set! They're black and white graphic novels.

u/G_L_J · 3 pointsr/manga

The Garden of Words is another good oneshot I recommend. It also has a movie, both of which I found to be enjoyable. Unfortunately I don't have any other recommendations that are under 5 volumes in length but these are ones that I would recommend.

The Evangelion Omnibus has 5 mega volumes out and is finished (about $100 plus tax) - 14 total volumes. Claymore is quite a bit longer but it has a box set of all 27 volumes for about $140 (~5$ each volume) and it seems right in line with your interests, just shop around for the best price online.

If you're into rom-coms then:

  • Monster Musume has 8 volumes out and is ongoing (slow releases; next release is in september)

  • Ninja Girls has 9 volumes out and is finished.

  • Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches has 8 volumes out and is ongoing.

    While not manga, Bryan Lee O'Malley has Scott Pilgrim (6 volumes) and Seconds (one shot) - both of which I highly recommend.

    edit: links in the doobly-doo
u/MrManicMarty · 3 pointsr/pokemon

Don't worry about "getting into it" at all. I was looking into reading Marvel comics and apparently there are like hundreds within a certain story-line, but Scott Pilgrim is just 6 books and very digestable. I got a boxset with all 6 one Christmas and that's it. for an Amazon link. It's pretty cheap as well. I think there is a colour version available, but I didn't see it listed, might be a region thing - whatever. Enjoy! If I left something obvious out just tell me and I'd be glad to help!

u/mickeymouze · 3 pointsr/mylittlepony

Scott Pilgrim isn't a TV show actually, (although I wish it was) but a graphic novel series. There's also a not so good movie. If you grew up in the 90's, you might like it. Many classic videogame references and the overall style of the comic just oozes the 90's hipness.

Here's a link to the box set if you wanna check it out.

u/Rubix89 · 3 pointsr/movies

It's a limited series, so the story is already finished. It was 6 volumes, 6 books, total. The movie was named after the 2nd book even though it adapts the whole series.

Here is a link to the complete boxset.

u/Fmradiochick · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think the [Game of Thrones] ( graphic novels would be awesome! Great way to prep for season 4 coming out. :) If you like GoT that is lol. <3

u/caseycat0221 · 2 pointsr/gameofthrones
u/jedikitty · 2 pointsr/asoiaf

If you're willing to wait long enough (as in, quite a few months from now) there should be beautiful hardcovers released like they did with the first series. The first run had 4 hardcovers, so I assume this one will have just as many, if not a couple more. So you could just buy those on Amazon (or at Barnes and Noble, probably) as they release rather than buying tons of regular comics online.

u/lonjandis · 2 pointsr/gameofthrones
u/formermormon · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles

Any interest in The Absolute Sandman: Volumes One and Two? They are the ~600 page hardbound collector's editions of the graphic novels.

I have them; Used, in well-cared-for, rarely read, have-been-sitting-in-a-box-for-long-enough-that-I-may-as-well-get-rid-of-them condition. I was about to put them up on ebay, but I'd rather sell locally, and would prefer them in the hands of a redditor than just some random human/pawnshop/whatever.

u/Hothlander · 2 pointsr/Marvel

Ah, the older stuff. Unfortunately, no, I have not had the chance to read any of the classics. Which is a real shame, because that was when X-Men was off the rails. I only started getting into X-Men last year, so I still have a lot of history to catch up with.

I didn't realize they were so hard to find. Here in Singapore, we only have one decent comic book store, and it's pretty easy to find what you're looking for. Even if they don't have it, they would probably ship it in. Maybe you could find a local store that provides the same service?

I can't help much, but I can suggest you check out your local library. That's where I started my comic book obsession. At one point of time, I even found the Absolute Sandman Vol. 1. Yeah, this thick sonuvabitch.

But I dunno. Maybe I'm talking out of my ass here. It's 2:30 in the morning, and I'm tired as hell. The gist of it is, it's worth the effort if you're a comic book history buff. Otherwise, check out the cliffnotes online.

Sorry I can't help out more.

u/logicallymath · 2 pointsr/belgium

Just bought myself a fancy edition of a neat comic book. Buying a first volume implicitly holds the promise of buying the - in this case four - subsequent volumes as well, making this a rather costly affair. Looks like rice is back on the menu, boys!

u/cancelvision · 2 pointsr/books

They have released his whole run in 6 volumes, you can find them all on Amazon for a decent price

EDIT: here's a link to the first volume

u/Woodwonk · 2 pointsr/DCcomics
u/mogar01 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Introduction to Comics

How to Get Into Comic Books (13:40) | Patrick Willems

Consider your intent/commitment. Think about your favorite shows, movies, books, etc. Reading primarily for enjoyment or encyclopedic knowledge? Collecting? Have the time/resources to read 50 or 500 comics per character?

Don’t try to read everything at once. There’s too much. Forget about catching up, continuity, universes, etc. for now. Older comics can be an acquired taste for modern audiences, so they aren’t necessarily ideal starting points. Writers change often, characters get re-worked, and origins are re-told. Remember, there are many great characters, creators, publishers, etc. to explore.

Pick an interesting character/team and seek their most popular/acclaimed stories. Focus on self-contained, complete stories in one corner of the universe. There will be unexplained references/characters, just persevere or Wiki. Don’t let the tangled web of shared-universe comics overwhelm you. Think of it like solving a jigsaw puzzle one small piece at a time until you finally see the big picture.

Discover your preferences and let them guide you. Don’t get stuck preparing/over-analyzing, just start reading. Do you like/dislike old/new comics? Specific writers/genres? Cartoony/realistic art? Familiar/weird concepts? References/self-contained? All-ages/mature content? Follow these instincts. Didn’t understand a reference? Maybe read that next.

Acquire/Buy comics:

u/PointZer00 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

I'd recommend trades of DMZ, XIII, or Planetary, or as others recommended, Astonishing X-Men.

And I suppose Hellblazer as well, seeing as how Constantine is my flair.

u/Dagda45 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Those thirty volumes or so are being replaced by ones that have the trade title "John Constantine: Hellblazer vol #." They are up to 19 thicker volumes released, with 229 issues recollected.
/u/ohnoampz , if you want to read the original Hellblazer this wikipedia page is actually very good. It tells you the names and contents of the newer released trades, as well as the unnumbered ones that haven't been recollected.

Keep in mind that some names from both sets of volumes are the same, so be sure to grab the ones with the newer covers and the "John Constantine" name in front of it (for example, the first volume of both sets was called "Original Sins," but the newer one contains very important issues of Swamp Thing that were skipped before).

If you wish to start without the Alan Moore Swamp Thing issues, this would be the first one. I first read it without reading Swamp Thing, and everything made sense.

u/KratzALot · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Between those two? You can't go wrong with Saga. Ever.

Other Batman suggestions: Batman and Robin (wrote by Morrison), Court/City of Owls or Hush.

General recommendation: Hawkeye (Fraction), Sandman, Constantine. Flashpoint Paradox, Daredevil: Born Again.

u/maibuddha · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This one is easy... The Sandman.

It's for the comic lover who's in it for the story telling, and looking for something other than a Superhero story. Neil Gaiman is nothing short of fantastic with his writing and this book is no exception. I linked to the first volume of the set, because it includes The Sandman the most throughout any of the graphic novels, I know that you will love it so much, that you'll want to finish the story, and although this story is pretty old now there's a new comic coming out at the end of the month that takes place before the original ones.
The world that Neil Gaiman creates is something I've never quite seen in comics before. Throughout the series you meet all of the Endless, a little family that consists of brothers and sisters ( death, destruction, destiny, etc... ) he even closes the gates of Hell in the story.
In this first story you see Morpheus trapped by an old mage order that was trying to trap his Sister Death, upon escaping he returns to his world The Dreaming to find it a shell of what it used to be, and he must pick up the pieces. Including battling a demon for his sigil in something I never thought a battle would be. It isn't fighting, instead they speak to each other and he wins with "Hope" find out how it all worked by actually reading it true believer, I'm not going to spoil the whole thing, because I know you'll pick me. You're crazy to not read The Sandman's epic story.

This comic brought me back into comics after a long hiatus, I bought it from the book store because it looked cool and seemed like a promising storyline. It didn't fail to deliver. I picked up as many as I could as often as I could and read them on my days off or before bed. Even if you don't pick me as your winner, READ THIS BOOK.

As for who my favorite comic person is... uhm, that's a tough one, I saw someone else listed Rorsache, which is a damn good pick. He'd be one of my favorites as well, so with picking someone that someone else hasn't already picked I guess I'll go wiiiiith... The Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool. His comics bring everything to the table, comedy action maybe even a little bit of romance, they also bring chimichanga's.

Then, I know you said you'd pick, but I'm going to link something I want anyway in hopes you do pick me and get it. I've wanted to get into the Hellblazer story for a while now!

u/egotrip9 · 2 pointsr/Constantine
u/ruthlessunicorn · 2 pointsr/WonderWoman

I'll try to help clear up some terms for you. Lol the golden age of comics is basically any comic made in the 1930s-50s. The silver age is any comics made from 1955-1970. The new 52 started in 2011. It is when DC ditched all of its old titles and started over with 52 new running comics. The new 52 recently ended this year and they started new again and called it rebirth. Trades are collections of comics bound into a book so that they are easier to collect and less expensive typically.

The book you're asking about could be a good place to start because you might read a story in there you enjoy and then you can find which comic it came from and expand on it but you wouldn't get exposure to anything current.

Personally, I would start by reading Brian Azzarello's Wonder Woman run. It has beautiful illustrations. It has a lot of really cool ties to Greek mythology and the mythology of Wonder Woman herself. The story is her fighting her personal demons and how she came to be. It really makes you understand why she is Wonder Woman, her emotions and what makes her tick. The way he portrays Wonder Woman is perfect. She is honest, brave and so morally sound. It's a great read.

Also, the sensation comics that came out in 2014 are super cool. Each comics is a collection of short stories by different writers about Wonder Woman. Most of them are super upbeat and sometimes funny. And the art is always awesome.

u/FakeTherapist · 2 pointsr/comicchicks

Just wanted to say that this is awesome that this is being created.

I'm actually not much into comics(I'm afraid of how much I'll buy, lol), but I am a fringe fan and I'll probably lurk here often. There's been quite a few comic threads lately in GGamers so I thought I'd just start listing some. I think I should also note here Marvel recently did a all-female X-men run, as well as Captain Marvel(Carol Danvers or Kamala Khan). She Hulk also seems like such an interesting character, especially for women: Her hulk-side sometimes helps her become more confident, and she's a lawyer to boot.

u/notEngineered · 2 pointsr/graphicnovels

Check out The True Amazon by Jill Thompson. It's so beautifully drawn and offers new twists on the origin. Can't really recommend it enough. It's a lot more fantasy and mythology and stands completely on its own, with not relation to the DC universe.

Grand Morrison and Yanick Paquette's Earth One is another origin, has a lot of the traditional recurring characters (Etta Candy, Steve Trevor, Hippolyta) and even brings back the space kangaroos, has great ambition and some truly brilliant character moments (basically every page with Candy), but kinda crackles under the pressure. I think it would've been exceptional if it were edited by someone other than Eddie Berganza.

The first two volumes of the George Perez run are really good. I think it doesn't quite manage to gel the mythology parts with the superhero parts, but it's a really successful 80s, post-Crisis reimagining of the character. Great art, great sequential storytelling, great varied character work.

I kinda like The Azzarello/Chiang run. It has some amazing high-points, also some pretty low one, but it's always beautifully drawn. The best way to take it I think, is to consider it a sorts of Elseworlds, alternate take on the character. Which it actually becomes.

The recent Rucka run is good as well, but a lot of what makes it so good is how it "fixes" Wonder Woman and her cast, offering new and fruitful takes on a lot of villains and supporting characters. The Lies and The Truth is literally about retconning the Azzarello run. I'd say that Year One is probably one of the best Orings, second only to The True Amazon and maybe the Perez version, and you could enjoy it on its own, but it leads into Godwatch, which, while still independent, is much more strongly linked with the retconning story.

If you're partial to young adult fiction then The Legend of the Wonder Woman is probably as good a it gets. But it's very much a YA story, with all the tropes and everything.


Start with The True Amazon. If you don't hate Grant Morrison read Earth One. If you like 80s comics read the first part of the Perez run. If you like YA fiction check out Legend of the Wonder Woman. Maybe even check the Azz run if you want a more horrorish take. After you become more familiar with the character read the recent Rucka Run.

u/Bournetocutmeat · 2 pointsr/DCcomics

I went from Geoff John's Green lantern to stuff that's currently being done, or ended fairly recently, like Charles Soule Swamp Thing & Red Lanterns, Scott Snyder's New 52 Batman run, Azzarello's Wonder Woman run, Geoff Johns Aquaman.

If you want to continue talking, feel free to pm me.

u/spacesoulboi · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/spacemonkey86 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I couldn't really find anything on your list so I will suggest that if you like video games Mirror's Edge Catalyst your strong female woman in the future who the Free Runner I think it should be on everyone list (This can be found on my most wanted list)

I'm suggesting this for you. you should definitely read this since you're huge Once Upon a Time fan I will suggest a comic fables It takes place after all of the fairy tales have been exiled from their homeworld only to be thrust into the city of new york

Also while I'm suggesting things you might like here's another book [paper girls](
) Just take my word for it me just giving you a synopsis for it would just ruin it

Balloons are fun

I hope this coming year will bring every success you deserve. Happy birthday.

u/frozenfade · 2 pointsr/patientgamers

Legends in Exile is the first one.

Amazon link.

u/Spooky_Electric · 2 pointsr/gaming

I get mine at a local comic book store.

You should start by buying the Graphic Novel versions. I believe they are up to vol 15. These collect the individual comics. The link is to amazon. You could also go to Barnes & Noble.

u/skiilyy · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Definitely! Here's the first book, which has the first 13 issues and some additional back story on Lucifer.

You can always. . . sail the seven seas to find .cbr files, if you're a right ship mate. Avast me mateys, yo ho.

u/thesnakeinthegarden · 2 pointsr/HauntingOfHillHouse

Lucifer is the spin off of neil gaiman's "sandman" comics. And legitimately my favorite comic ever written.

personally, I can't watch the show because its not even sort of close to the books in any way, and I'm a giant ass fan of the books.

u/Iam_DayMan · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions
u/admorobo · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

If you're into comics, check out Preacher. One of the main characters speaks with the voice of God, another character is an undead Confederate soldier who wields pistols that "will kill anything, never miss their target, never leave his possession, and never run out of bullets."

u/terptain · 2 pointsr/comicbooksuggest

You should read Preacher! It is one of the most intense, twisted, and hilarious comic series you will ever read. The TV show is also pretty good.

Y: The Last Man. I know /u/Gurloes already mentioned it but I just need to second it. It is absolutely one of my all time favorite series ever put out.

u/phism · 2 pointsr/AdviceAtheists

It's in my holy book, Preacher.

u/Kid__Flash · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

If you have Marvel Unlimited I would check if they have the "Thor" comics by Jason Aaron, they are really good, I think you'll like them.

If you don't hate Batman (not necessarily like him, but you are ok with him haha), "the Black Mirror" by Scott Snyder is super good, it is probably my favorite Batman story and Batman is not even Bruce Wayne, it is Dick Grayson, the original Robin, it is damn good and that one IS dark haha

Not Marvel or DC but judging by what you have said you like (kinda dark, bad ass hero who goes through everything, etc...) I think you would really, reaaaally, like "Preacher" by Garth Ennis. In my opinion, Preacher is one of the best stories in any medium ever, big claim, I know, but that's how much I like it. It is collected in 6 Tradepaperbacks/Hardcovers (60 issues and some miniseries total) at about 10-15 usd each for the trades, so this will keep you entertained for a while.

This is the first volume

My favorite super hero series of all time is "Invincible" by Robert Kirkman, it is a bit more "traditional superhero" stuff but with some really cool twists if you want to check that one out.

I am not a fan of Deadpool alone but if you want something with both him and Wolverine, I think "Uncanny X-Force" by Rick Remender is top notch, definitely my favorite Deadpool, I think the trick is to have him in small doses. You can get the whole thing in two oversized TPB's, here is the first one there are only two volumes, just check that it is the "complete" collection. This one is a bit more "lore" heavy where it will reward you for knowing the backstory, but I think that even if you don't know anything it will be entertaining, However, don't be afraid to google some stuff after you finish or ask here to avoid spoilers.

Daredevil by Mark Waid is also pretty good, that might be on your Marvel Unlimited subscription.

OHHHH, I almost forgot, "Astonishing X-Men" by Josh Whedon is fantastic, again, if you have previous knowledge of the X-Men it is a plus but I think it is new reader friendly. This one is a must, in my opinion as well. There are two volumes of this one, here is the first one (maybe it is on Marvel Unlimited?)

The other X-Men stuff that always gets recommended is New X-Men by Grant Morrison but that one is heavier and harder to follow along, maybe if you really like Astonishing, give this one a try. (again, check Marvel Unlimited, it might be on there)

And finally, I promise, "Runaways" by Brian K. Vaughan, the gist of it is that a group of kids one day find out that their parents are super villains and they decide to ... run away. Again, this is a fantastic read, it takes place in the Marvel Universe, and I think there is going to be a Netflix show sometime...? haha But really, this is one of my favorite stories ever as well, there are 2 collections by Brian K Vaughan, don't bother reading the ones written by anyone else, volume one . (Marvel Unlimited?)

That's all for now haha

Let me know which ones pique your interest and if you decide to pick up any of these, you'll have a blast. Again, if you have any questions ask away!

PS. Moving Pictures > 2112 :P

u/Morrissey2702 · 2 pointsr/Preacher

I'm pretty sure that's what I'm talking about. Mine aren't called omnibus, just books. This link is one of them.

Edit: I just realized by omnibus you probably were referring to tradebacks. So yeah that is how it is.

u/ravl13 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Sandman Vol 1 Omnibus is only $85 on Amazon right now:

A bit more of a pricey purchase, but it's about 5 tpb volumes worth, and if you can get over the shitty art for the first couple volumes, it's a great story that I haven't read anything even remotely similar to.

If you want something that you may be able to buy in the Barnes & Noble stores though, Chew is a funny series that's like a less immature Adult Swim cartoon in comic format:

u/sprunkiely · 2 pointsr/books

No, I thought it was OK+. I have read "better" books (for me) by him.

But, if you wanted to try another book by him, Neverwhere is "more punchy" (action? or just hits the ground running "more") then American Gods. Or pick up the Sandman.

The Sandman is great, but a lot of setup and quicker pay offs. Or just check out Death (from the Sandman) collection to get your feet wet.


I remember it felt like it was just drag on, like climbing a hill in the begin ( you known setup , setup and more setting up).

But I do remember the last 3/4 of the book kind of felt you were riding a little red wagon down the other side of the hill (was a pretty good pay off, but it was some work at times). So, there is that.

u/ThisManNeedsMe · 2 pointsr/movies

Just buy the paper backs LINK it's the easiest way to get into the story and the cheapest. Or if you have a lot money to spend you can get the Omnibuses LINK. Like the other user said start with Preludes and Nocturnes and just follow in order. Or try this if you don't mind digital. Overture is a different story all together and should be read after the original series.

u/waldowade · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. You are obviously an intelligent, free thinking individual. It also appears you are selflessly sacrificing yourself for your family and your future. That takes a lot of will power and I commend you for that.
  2. It sounds to me like you have a lot of opportunity at hand. You are at a point in life where any action can have a long term effect for you. Take advantage of this situation and make the best of it.
  3. Not knowing what kind of freedom you have in your job, there are small tasks you can use to make the day go by. Try to have meaningful conversations with people, learn to write with your opposite hand, read up on a particular country's literature (Russian, Japanese, etc).
  4. this
    or this or maybe this
u/mag-neato · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is a graphic novel of one of my favorite short stories. I could totally be a hedge knight for Halloween

u/Swearengen_73 · 2 pointsr/freefolk

The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel (Game of Thrones)

u/three-eyed-crow · 2 pointsr/asoiaf
u/superdelegates · 2 pointsr/freefolk

Four? Perhaps I've been misinformed but I thought the Tales of Dunk & Egg were made up of three novellas:

The Hedge Knight

The Sworn Sword

The Mystery Knight

u/Esmerelda-Weatherwax · 2 pointsr/Fantasy
u/guyfromphilly · 2 pointsr/asoiaf
u/SuperSheep3000 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

There's a two that I know of that are coming into print. Now I'm not sure if they've been printed before, but the actual story takes place long before the events in GoT.

Here's a link for you :

Sworn Sword

Hedge Knight

Now, I obviously can't give you a rating on how good they will be but it's got Mark Miller as it's artist who I love so hopefully they can bring the GoT world to life in comic book form.

EDIT: I really don't get this sub. There's so many downvotes for topics like this asking questions. Baffling.

u/underpaidworker · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

I love hellboy too, but I've been buying these library editions from amazon. They're amazing. Hellboy Library Edition Vol 1

u/East_of_West · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Have to second this, they are shockingly cheap on amazon and the larger size exemplifies Mignola's art.

u/NinjaRammus · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

I am so happy to see the Mingola-verse getting more love here lately.


-First off, all supplementary books (which is everything not titled "Hellboy" or "B.P.R.D.") are not absolutely necessary. They add to the character depth, and offer some fun stories, but you can get the whole story from either Hellboy or B.P.R.D. by just reading those titles exclusively.

-Secondly, know that you can enjoy both Hellboy and B.P.R.D. separately from each other. I read Hellboy first, but it is not necessary to have read Hellboy in order to enjoy the story of B.P.R.D.. Hellboy seldom comes up in the canon B.P.R.D. stories, and even then, they either do a brief flashback/explanation to why, or you simply don't need to know.

-Your two jumping on points are: Hellboy vol. 1, Seed of Destruction and B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs TP vol. 1

-Yes, I understand that starting this way with B.P.R.D. is technically a spoiler for Hellboy. If that concerns you, just avoid it and read Hellboy. I included both because they have different feels to them in terms of art and the types of stories. Some people will enjoy the brooding, stylistic nature of Hellboy and its focus on ancient folklore. Others may like the larger cast of characters and tightly plotted B.P.R.D., basically a detective team book featuring supernatural villains and world-wide implications.

-If you prefer starting from the beginning with Hellboy, and either really enjoyed the vol. 1 TPB or know you'll start fresh there, then I recommend the Library Editions, starting with Volume 1. That's an Amazon link, but I still prefer ordering from instocktrades, which I include in other links. They're oversized which highlight's Mignola's signature art, feature tons of extras, and look gorgeous on a shelf. If you want to get through them quickly and cheaply, buy the TPBs or check for when Dark Horse has a sale on their digital comics.

-With the Library Editions, the official story for B.P.R.D. begins after the events included in Library Edition Volume 3.

-As you may notice in the link above, the first book for B.P.R.D. I linked is only about a dollar more expensive than the first Hellboy TPB, but is actually 408 pages! These are paperback "omnibus" reprintings of the B.P.R.D. hardback collections (which in that form are still a deal too, imo. Just if you prefer hardback). You get the equivalent of three B.P.R.D. TPBs in one of these, for eleven freakin' dollars! It's honestly hard for me to think of a better value on the market right now equal in terms of quality of the physical book, quality of the story, and quantity of story. Fret not, Volume 2 of the paperback version comes out in late January. You'll be able to collect all of them by the end of next year likely, for around $45! That's 12 TPBs, if you're counting along.

I'll also say that personally, by the end of the third Plague of Frogs volume, it had me hooked unlike any other book before. It's why Arcudi is one of my favorite writers now. He's developed these characters to a point where you love them. They make me mad when they make rash decisions, or happy when something good comes their way. I'm sympathetic to their plight. I honestly think I like it better than Hellboy now. I really enjoy the style and story to Hellboy, but I've never felt connected to the book like I am with B.P.R.D.

Anyway, that's my gush for the day. Hopefully I've consolidated what seems like a daunting amount of material into a handful of affordable books. It's such an interesting mythos, there's nothing else like it out there. If you have any other questions, let me know!

u/digitsmb · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

I basically started fresh with Hellboy recently. I loved the concept, so I had little doubt that I wouldn't love the writing or surrounding characters as well.

Thanks to /r/comicbooks, I picked up the first 3 Hellboy Library Editions and the Plague of Frogs books from BPRD.

It definitely wasn't a financially wise decision, and I got lucky bc I really liked what I read. But, it's just one route to go if you're sure on the Mignolaverse.

u/sirblastalot · 2 pointsr/furry

If you're looking for physical books, I highly recommend Blacksad. It's good noir detective stories with an anthropomorphized cast.

u/Goliath_Gargoyles · 2 pointsr/zootopia

I'm just going to leave this here...

u/IkomaTanomori · 2 pointsr/anthro
u/HumpingDog · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

I'll have to check it out. Is it this hardcover? Do they also have softcover trades?

u/cloudcult · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Here's a list of my personal favorites:

u/musicalxchaos · 2 pointsr/movies

Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale is Book's backstory. I highly recommend it, thought it was a great read.

There's also Serenity: Those Left Behind and Serenity: Better Days. All written by or with involvement from Joss.

u/Alocasia_Fruit · 2 pointsr/funny

there's a graphic novel out that basically gives you everything you need to know about his past. Amazonian Link

It's a quick read, I grabbed a coffee at Barnes and Noble one afternoon and knocked it out.

u/blackswan84 · 2 pointsr/firefly
u/vocativelion · 2 pointsr/firefly

The Shepard's tale goes into depth of who the Shepard is and where he came from, you don't learn much about him on the show. As short as the book is it explains so much about the Shepard
that you just wish there was more.

u/spqr2001 · 2 pointsr/firefly

Read this and many of your questions regarding Book will be answered. Just don't read it til after you watch Serenity.

u/HotRodLincoln · 2 pointsr/IAmA

This link should add efficiency to the buying of things.

u/cantankerix · 2 pointsr/firefly

Welcome to Browncoat territory! You'll be sad when you've reached the last episode, but you can move on to R. Tam Sessions, and there is more after that.

u/kiwi_goalie · 2 pointsr/pics

With Firefly they just didn't have time to address all the narrative threads. They're still trying - they're releasing a book on Shepherd Book (haha) I believe in comic form soon:

u/zaphnod · 2 pointsr/movies

Here's a link, it's great. Haven't tried the other comics yet, but needed some closure on Book.

u/jediprime · 2 pointsr/firefly


Seriously was watching Serenity yesterday and had that thought, "how cool would it be if there was a spacial distortion that threw the now-retired operative back in time, and he became book?"

But here's what has the actual back story:

u/WarmMachine · 2 pointsr/firefly

Read The Shepherd's Tale if you want to know about Shepherd's past. You're not very far off the mark, though.

u/Allisonmac · 2 pointsr/firefly

It's not a show but you can read the comics, comics, comics and comics .

u/nrfx · 2 pointsr/firefly

I just bought the physical versions on amazon, there seem to be large format and small format versions of some of them..

I'm probably the last person to give advice on how/where/how though, i know ziltch about comic books or graphic novels.

These are the links to ones i bought, of them was a collection of several of them:

I'm pretty sure you could probably track down digital versions through your favorite pirate outfit if you roll that way... (i honestly have no idea)

u/Equal_Can · 2 pointsr/SAGAcomic

Possible Reading list (some print, some web comics, all good)

Y: The Last Man

Iron Nail Afternoon


False Positive


Stay Still, Stay Silent

u/tandem7 · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

Depends on what his tastes tend towards - my nephew was pretty thrilled with Bone (this one might be a bit young for your nephew's tastes - I think it's geared towards the 10-12 demographic), The Walking Dead (I always buy the compendiums, I like to devour as much as possible all at once - but if you're not sure he'd like it, I'd start with just one or two volumes), and this year I've gotten him East of West.

Chew is a really neat series as well, although I haven't tested it out on my nephew yet - I think it might be a bit too old for him.

I also liked Iron West if you want to go with a one-off instead of a series.

Depending on his parents, I'd check to see if they consider the Walking Dead and/or Chew to be age appropriate or not. I haven't read through East of West yet, but it's rated for mature teens so should be in the ballpark for your nephew.

u/Qu1nlan · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


u/biddoodles · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I ain't birthed no babies! Congrats on being an aunt (almost!) That's extremely exciting! Shower that newborn with some lovin'!

This yarn drum makes me happy all day err day. It wouldn't make my cat happy because he can't roll around with my bag of yarn. :p

And this book I'd like to read so I'm passing it along! Or this comic is a great read. =D

u/pixel1 · 2 pointsr/geek

I'm not sure if these will interest you, but the comics that got me into... comics are these:

u/TheDanishInquisition · 2 pointsr/movies

Well . . . what the fuck dude? Get back on that sumbitch!

u/Slyriva · 2 pointsr/TMNT

As /u/osrud mentioned they have rereleased them recently. At a recent con I saw them in a big hard cover collection, one BW The other in colour. I believe they can also be found on amazon here and also here

u/Einhaender · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

You're looking for the Ultimate Collection series then.

u/nixmix06 · 2 pointsr/TMNT

The 6 volume (so far) Ultimate Collectors compilations of the original comics are nice. They come with cool commentary from Laird and Eastman and are nicely hardcover bound.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection Volume 1

u/WeirdestBoner85 · 2 pointsr/TMNT
u/PlayAJokerCard · 2 pointsr/firefly

Am I right in thinking this 152 page hardback is a collection of all six? It's available for pre-order here in the UK.

u/ladybrowncoat · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/olwez · 2 pointsr/wow
u/edde7000 · 2 pointsr/classicwow

This might be exactly what you are looking for if you dont mind reading. Tells the story of the creation of the world, what happened 15000 years ago and up until around 60 years before vanilla

u/coin_return · 2 pointsr/wow

If you're into books, check out:

Great book, they're making a series out of it eventually. Basically goes over a lot of early lore and big names. Good place to start, and then you'll get to nerd out in some places you see in-game that pertain to it (particularly Storm Peaks and Northrend in general, lots of Old God and Titan stuff out there).

Also, check out this addon:

It recommends the most lore-heavy way through leveling, and even feeds you additional lore based on your area/quests. The Wowpedia is also a good place to go when you're like "who is that character?" at random.

u/cafecito820 · 2 pointsr/wow

If you like reading, and gorgeous collectibles, this would kill two birds with one stone for you:

u/Sub93 · 2 pointsr/MeetPeople

I fell asleep not long after posting this, so my apologies for the late reply. I've been listening to that Veils EP this morning, I love it! Haven't had time to listen to Alive she died. Will come around it after finishing this post :) Veils does make me think of acts like Black Wing / Planning for Burial , maybe even a little bit Andy Stott or even Author & Punisher

There is lots of great synthwave around on the internet, look for Youtube channels like That 80's Guy / Asthenic / NewRetroWave they have great artists featured on their channels. You seem to have a good compatible music taste though, I also collect vinyl and now that I read my post back when somewhat hungover, I realize I could've put so much more stuff in there.

Black Metal albums I definitely recommend: Batushka - Litourgiya / Mgla - Exercises in Futility / Leviathan - Massive Conspiracy Against All Life and loads more if you're interested! I like how monotone and raw the genre can be while at the same time being super versatile. It's like listening to a great painting or something, I have no idea how to describe it.

And please do recommend me books that are beyond niche, I just finished This is Not Fame: "A From what I Re-Memoir" by Doug Stanhope and am currently reading World of Warcraft Chronicle: Volume 1 but thats mainly because I just recently rebooted that game and am playing it casually and am enjoying getting deeper into the story through my virtual adventures. But I could use some books that are a bit less fiction :) Psyhorror, True Crime, Thrillers, I'm all for it. Definitely going to check out Ezra Blake. I do indeed like dark and grisly! Just seen that intro video on the website you linked, seems to be right up my alley!

I just seen The Rum Diary and read the book, I am a fan of Hunter S. Thompson his work! Same goes for Charles Bukowski. But I haven't been digging any deeper into stuff is comparable. They both write very different of course, but their outlaw persona's is what definitely attracts me!

Any free indie games I can get my hands on I will definitely play, one of my favorite indie games of all time is Valiant Hearts the feels.. ooooh the feels my friends...

Definitely like to hear more from you! And todays first drink, which I will consume in an hour or so (I have the day off!) will be for you!



u/Washbag · 2 pointsr/hearthstone

Higher res? This might be better:

Its in the new book blizzard is releasing

u/malruth · 2 pointsr/wow

> he also talks about some WOW book that is nice that came out he wants to read that's basically the story of WOW and more into detail of the story line

That is probably World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 and Volume 2.

u/Azeroth69 · 2 pointsr/wow

Chronicle is amazing, I'm part way through Volume 1 right now, and I've already purchased Volume 2 ready for when I'm done.


u/ComradeCabbage · 2 pointsr/warcraftlore

There's a book coming out in November that details the history of Azeroth. Hopefully we could get more info on the titans, and I'd like to know more about Arathor!

u/TheEskil · 2 pointsr/wow

For some reason your comment made me think that the book had limited availability and thus a steep price tag. Happy to learn that is not the case.

Found it on Amazon for $26.96

u/Renixian · 2 pointsr/wow

WoW Chronicles are good if you enjoy reading, Nobbel87 like linked above is good for video/audio.

u/Vavou · 2 pointsr/wow

You have pretty much the big picture !
Even tho it's not yet related to the game you can read up the Chronicles !
What you miss now maybe :

  • Wrath :
    • Lich King dead, but new Lich king needed so Bolvar is. In Legion he is moving again but I didn't play the Dk campaign.
    • Sylvanas suicide, she jumped down the icecrown citadel, went to a horrible world where her mind was tortured relentlessly by the Lich King. A Val'kyr took her place in this realm and all other Val'kyr now serves the Banshee

  • Cataclysm :
    • A black dragon is saved from corruption by the red fly before he was born. His name is Wrathion.
    • With the help of Thrall, Kalecgos the new aspect of magic and the rest of the dragons fly, stop Deathwing sacrificing a huge part of they power given by the Titans.

  • Mist of Pandaria :
    I recommend you to watch the Shao hao series on Youtube by Blizzard, will make you love the story.
    • The cataclysm turned off the magical clocking clouds around the Pandaria, Alliance and the Horde stepped for the first time in this land. Ruining the landscape by war and their emotions
    • Jaina becoming more and more crazy after Garrosh used Dalaran to stole a magical Bell from the Panda.
    • Wrathion is now older and is doing some shady stuff. Wanting an united Azeroth he manipulate some people and try making the Alliance the only group on Azeroth to fight what's for him the true enemy.
    • Garrosh getting even more crazy by staying to close to the heart of Yshaarj, the biggest old god killed by Amanthul. We stop him, Vol'jin new warchied. Panda wants to juge him on Pandarie so he is moved and imprisoned.
    • Kairozdormu, a green dragon, beeing manipulated by Wrathion, stole a time cristal from his fly. Free Garrosh to use him in his plans. He wants to create a new world, a new alternate univers where he could possibly create one, two, endlessly number of orcs army and invade Azeroth and all the worlds with it. You can read up on his story on the Blizzard wow site. He is getting killed by Garrosh after the first alternate draenor is created.
  • Warlords of Draenor
    • Garrosh got plenty of time to create an Army with the help of his father and builded a Dark portal linked to our Azeroth. To fight it we decide to go in whatever is the price even if we don't come back. Watch the Lords video on Wow channel they are really cool.
    • To destroy the portal we free the alternate Guldan.
    • We are so good at stopping bad guys that Thrall kill garrosh and the Iron Horde turns to Guldan to win.
    • We learn that even tho it's a created world, the demons from it are the same as before. We created a world but not another Nether, where Demons regenerate their body's. Archimonde himself comes here, we kill him but he sent guldan into the nether.
  • Legion :
    I highly recommend to listen to the audio book from Wow youtube channel. It's really cool and explain everything before Guldan reach the Tomb. The rest is up to you to discover.

    I love the lore so if you want know more ;)
    Sorry if there is mistake i'm bad at english :D
u/tagey · 2 pointsr/warcraftlore

Amazon has it listed as 184 pages, so I hope that's just a placeholder number - because 184 pages is not enough to clarify the history of Warcraft; even if it's just Volume 1.

u/Ryltarr · 2 pointsr/wow

Pick up the WoW Chronicle Vol 1, it's a great (relatively) short account of the origins of everything in the game; it tells the story right up to Medivh, in full with just the right amount of detail.
From there, you can fill in a lot of the blanks with gameplay info and wiki pages; and you can further compress it (but you'll lose stuff) for your friend.
edit: [Amazon link] I'm 100% sure you can find a free PDF or something similar, but I'm not looking for that.

u/victorbcreed · 2 pointsr/wow
u/jcneto · 2 pointsr/warcraftlore

Thanks for tip. It is available on too: World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 2

u/TerryCahill · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

The entire series is only fifty five issues long. It doesn't take long for Thorn and Gran'ma Ben to appear.

I would buy this.


Keep in mind that it is in black and white. There are colour versions available.

You might want to borrow it and read it yourself after she's done with it. The series is held in very high regard.

u/commongiga · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Bone - Whimsical fantasy and a great story appropriate for any age or gender.

u/misterbeaver · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

"Bone" by Jeff Smith -- Don't let the simple, cartoon-like style fool you; this one is a killer. From start to finish, Smith takes you on an epic adventure packed full of action, genuine humor, and plenty of heart. What I like best about "Bone" is that it didn't try to be the next "Watchmen." It didn't try to be grim or gritty. It's great.

"Blankets" by Craig Thompson -- They just re-released a hardcover edition of this story, which makes it a perfect time to pick it up. I can't say much about this story, except that it is a great example of autobiography in comics form. Anybody who has ever been in love will resonate with this story.

"Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth" by Chris Ware -- This is an intimidating piece of work; it's lengthy, the story jumps around, and there is a lot of responsibility placed on the reader to understand the story. Still, Jimmy Corrigan is a unique, heart-felt story about the ties that bind and influence a family across generations. I'm sorry: that might have made it sound like a schmaltzy piece of fluff -- when it actually is a heart-wrenching piece of heartbreak.

"All Star Superman" by Grant Morrison -- This isn't Watchmen. It isn't dark. It isn't full of sex or drugs or over-the-top violence. It is, however, an incredible look at what makes a Superman and what he has come to mean to our culture.

Give those four a shot. You might like them.

u/kryzchek · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/Afaflix · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Some graphic novels

Frank Millers 300 ... historical fiction, so he actually learns something. ties in with the movie visuals

Bone by Jeff Smith is pretty good. Small guy ends up on a quest against his will and saves the world.

u/spangemonkee · 2 pointsr/Parenting

Get him some graphic novels. Try the Bone series.

u/Scruffyshaggy · 2 pointsr/Gifts

Seeing as she likes to read, would you consider a comic book? "Bone" by Jeff Smith is age appropriate, has strong female main and secondary characters and is overall a great read. I bought this several years ago for my 9 year old cousin and she devoured it.

Here is volume 1, of 3 on Amazon

And depending on your budget here is the complete story in one volume although this is in the original black and white, I think it loses something not having the colour.

u/ChrisLeBeouf · 2 pointsr/comics

There's not much here that I've read that hasn't already been listed.

Taiyō Matsumoto's manga Tekkonkinkreet: Black & White was excellent, and I dare say, even better the fantastic animated adaptation.

Pretty much anything by Jamie and Gilbert Hernandez under the Love and Rockets title. I'd personally recommend the Education of Hopey Glass, but then I'm partial to Jamie's work, especially.

I'll honestly say I haven't read much of it, but I've really enjoyed what little I have read of Paul Chadwick's Concrete.

BONE. Seriously, read it.

u/fazalazim · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

You’re welcome! I highly recommend the complete series in one volume in black and white! (All the separate volumes were published colored, but the comic was originally made in b&w)

u/m0nstr0us · 2 pointsr/ScottPilgrim

It comes with the box set of the paperback copies

Scott Pilgrims Precious Little Boxset

u/Reebzy · 2 pointsr/ScottPilgrim

Sweet. I might just buy the boxed set, but these are in black and white, correct?

u/hyrulerho · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

so the graphic novel is love is scott pilgrum vs the world and legend of zelda link to the past

edit: secret? that a Novel idea even if it could be kinda Graphic!!

u/Jonny_Guistark · 1 pointr/theroamingdead

They actually do a pretty damn good job to my recollection. That’s why they’re so dang long. But I ain’t the best to tell you as I am more of a book reader than a comic fan so I’ve only gone through the graphic novels one time.

Here is an amazon link to the first issue. I think the artists are different for A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings, but it’s the same project.

I don’t know how to link on mobile, so apologies for this not being very neat. The rest should be easy to find by searching off of this.

u/Daendrew · 1 pointr/asoiaf

I just remembered that GRRM has commissioned and licensed the graphic novels for all the books.

It is without a doubt an infringement and if you don't change it you, will get a letter from Random House attourneys.

u/WizardPoop · 1 pointr/asoiaf
u/Azor_ash_hi · 1 pointr/asoiaf

Illustrated novels of some of the books actually already exist

u/AreoHotahAxe · 1 pointr/gameofthrones

I have them, they're good if you like comics.

Volume one

Volume two

u/the_skyis_falling · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ohhh hells yes! If this is too expensive just let me know, but...this book!

Thanks so much. I was feeling lucky with that guess.