Best science fiction graphic novels according to redditors

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_RHINO · 206 pointsr/nfl

The Raiders.

They're just so cool. The uniforms, logo, and name are badass. I don't know what it is, but the fact their colours are silver and black just really sticks with me. I remember watching one of the NFL Super Bowl champ rundown and they mentioned Al Davis always checking the uniforms to make sure they were silver, not grey.

On the topic, Al Davis was such a badass.

> He remains the only executive in NFL history to be an assistant coach, head coach, general manager, commissioner and owner.

  • He was also active in civil rights:

    > refusing to allow the Raiders to play in any city where black and white players had to stay in separate hotels. He was the first NFL owner to hire an African American head coach and a female chief executive. He was also the second NFL owner to hire a Latino head coach.

  • His motto, 'Just win, baby'.

  • John Madden coached them and reading his book was really fun.

  • Raider nation.

  • The Black Hole. Talk about intimidating.

  • Howie Long is one of my favourite ever players. Started after I read Maddens book.

  • Bo Jackson. I'm 21 and didn't grow up in the States much, and I had vaguely heard of Bo. Watching his 30 for 30 was beautiful.

  • Seen as working class team with an aggressive play style (historically).


    ^^I ^^also ^^think ^^the ^^ ^^49ers ^^are ^^cool.


    EDIT: For those interested, John Maddens book is called 'One Knee Equals Two Feet'. Here's a link for it on Amazon. It's quite old, but still a stonking great read.

    Also that word reminded me of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Buy it as well.

    EDIT 2: "If you're buying any of the books mentioned in these comments, Amazon has a physical book sale today. 30% off, use promo code HOLIDAY30" - thanks to /u/Mandarinez.

    EDIT 3: If you're interested in some Raider history check out Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders by Peter Richmond. - thanks to /u/Imaygetyelledat.
u/MartinMystikJonas · 65 pointsr/booksuggestions

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - i no longer takes my problem too seriously after reading this


The End of Procrastination - it really helps to put your life in order

u/cheeriebomb · 43 pointsr/movies

There is a good way, buy it as a trade (all-arc-in-one), like this one ( As long as you have a small amount of awareness of who the main folks in the story are (which you will if you've seen any of the Marvel movies), you should be good to go!

u/PalermoJohn · 35 pointsr/movies

> Infinity Gauntlet

most big comic bppk arches are availabe as trade paperbacks. search for comic name + TPB and you'll find it.

u/JohnHawley · 32 pointsr/StarWarsLeaks

Not sure which issue, but I read it in Marvel's Star Wars Vol. 1 Luke encounters Vader, Luke has no idea what he's doing and Vader mocks him. They both have no idea who the other is.

u/Tigertemprr · 28 pointsr/Marvel

The comics are NOT like the movies. We don't have a script for the MCU Infinity War so we have no idea which comics it will borrow from. If past MCU movies are any indication, it will borrow from many different series spanning decades.

That said, there is a very popular 90's event(s) called Infinity Gauntlet that was followed up by the Infinity War:

[optional] Infinity Gauntlet/War Prelude:

u/rampant_tycho · 24 pointsr/Art

absolutely. (though my recommendations will probably be pretty cliche/entry level in the world of comics)

If you want to stick to recent marvel, but want an "everyman" story, check out Matt Fraction's run on Hawkeye, where it basically just explores his everyday life. it's comedic and fun and Aja's art is wonderfully simple.

Another current series that is great (and will be constantly recommended) is Saga. Brian K. Vaughan's writing is great and Fiona Staples is one of the best digital artists in comics. The story is like star wars on acid, but with a wholesome focus, at it's core, on family. it's weird, funny, progressive, and quite graphic. interesting, sympathetic characters. Highly recommend it.

Another classic Brian K Vaughan series is Y: The Last Man. All men on earth simultaneously die, barring the protagonist, Yorick. Vaughan's writing is great in this as well.

One of my favorite series from all time is Neil Gaiman's famous Sandman. the series is basically stories about storytelling, with the (occasional) main character being Morpheus, "god" of dreams (though he has many other names/titles/definitions). it is often surreal and appropriately dreamlike. Gaimain loves his deities and mythologies and the world of Sandman simultaneously creates its own mythology while including/alluding to all those that humans have created IRL. Sandman's depiction of "reality" changes as drastically and frequently as the constantly shifting roster of illustrators involved.

Around that same time was Grant Morrison's Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth. while this was just a one-shot novel, it was very dark and directly focused on the psychological aspects of batman as a character. the idea that batman is as crazy as his enemies is nothing new, but this book epitomized it. like Sandman, very late 80's/early 90's feel.

another trippy comic i love is Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing. Moore reworked swamp thing as a sympathetic monster with themes focusing on identity and memory, while still being within the horror genre. Alan Moore is probably a literal genius and he's known for his many other famous classics, like Watchmen (probably the most classic/important comic, which is also about comics), V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Anything by Moore is a safe bet and he sets the bar for writing in the comic medium.

If you are more interested in art than story, my biggest reccomendation would be literally anything drawn by Jean Giraud, aka "Mœbius." He is probably a national hero in france and he was one of the most celebrated comic artists of all time. he made masterful linework look easy and he has a genius understanding of simple composition and color.

there are tons of smaller, fun books/series, many of which i have yet to read, but the ones i listed are all pretty standard, accessible recommendations. definitely check out a few! Edit: typos

u/Apothecary3 · 23 pointsr/marvelstudios

It is the Rebirth of Thanos storyline from Jim Starlin's Silver Surfer run yes. It has been implied that it was used for the planning of Infinity War. I would guess that since it isn't a major event comic it be talked about by casual readers and non-readers.

u/SpotBlur · 22 pointsr/Stellaris

I think I found it. Here's a Wikipedia link ( and an Amazon link (

What we need is a Star Trek mod and Doctor Who mod that are compatible with each other so we can have chaotic events like this happen.

u/Dede1751 · 21 pointsr/Showerthoughts

Read this

u/fiftypoints · 19 pointsr/comics

Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson.

Available from Vertigo.

u/doktor_awesome · 16 pointsr/gaming
u/cheesenbeer · 15 pointsr/movies

This movie was based off of Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep."

u/HornedBebop · 15 pointsr/comicbooks

The one set between 4 and 5 is by Kieron Gillen. This link is for Vol. 1 of 4.
Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 (Star Wars (Marvel))

The one set between 3 and 4 is written by Charles Soule has one volume and is currently ongoing.

Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1: Imperial Machine

u/fantomah · 14 pointsr/comicbooks

I'd recommend:
Saga vol. 1 - awesome scifi comic by the writer of Y: the Last Man.
Locke & Key vol. 1 - vaguely Lovecraftian horror comic by Stephen King's son.
Egg Story - Awesome, super cheap graphic novel. An egg becomes a ninja!
All three are $29.33 at the moment.

But it really depends on your tastes. If you're mostly into superhero comics, those are not going to be good picks for you.

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/DrTee · 14 pointsr/comicbooks

Alternatively buy the amazingly nice IDW collections, which collect the series and micro-series, etc in order.

Also they are really good quality.

u/NomadicJaguar64t · 13 pointsr/DCcomics

Well, if you want to be detailed then you can follow his full journey here, here, and here.

But if you want to go with trades (which will be a ton easier), then here's a list of trades in chronological order you can check out:

u/llikegiraffes · 13 pointsr/TMNT

That is the hardcover special edition of the first trade paperback. I suggest starting here:

That includes the above book + a lot more. These books are the most efficient/cost-effective way to read the series (besides digital). Feel free to refer to our Comic Book Primer for more info. Do you have any other questions?

u/DiscursiveMind · 12 pointsr/books

This isn't a "must read list", but going off your list, I think you would enjoy:

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/Irish_Whiskey · 11 pointsr/atheism

It depends. I actually recommend not getting stuck reading religious arguments and anti-religious arguments. Try instead simply learning about the world. Your life and happiness don't need to be defined by religion, there's a lot more out there.

Read some books on science and history, not religious or atheist ones, just ones that expand knowledge. Things like Cosmos, or a History of the Peloponnesian War. Read about different cultures and their myths, like Edith Hamilton's Mythology. Read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And in the meantime, just be a good person who loves their friends and family, and don't worry about God, or the lack thereof.

When you've learned more and feel comfortable, I suggest learning about the history of your religion, and what people actually believed, not just what the religion claims it was always like. Karen Armstrong's 'The Bible' is a good one. Read an annotated Bible and look at what's actually there. Then feel free to read an apologist and atheist book to hear both sides.

Most importantly, you should be learning for the sake of learning, and enjoy it. Don't feel guilty or torn. That you feel like you deserve eternal torment for simply participating in a ritual with friends and family is a fucking tragedy. Hell, Christmas and Easter are mostly made of pagan traditions, some explicitly outlawed in the Bible, but I'm sure eating chocolate eggs and decorating the tree doesn't make you feel sinful, not should it. We give these things our own meaning, there's no outside force causing you unhappiness or judging you.

u/triprotic · 11 pointsr/PacificRim

Well there is the graphic novel (which I've got on pre-order):

Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero

A bit of description:

> PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO serves as a prequel to the motion picture. Chronicling the very first time Earth is menaced by incredible monsters known as Kaiju, these inhuman beasts rise from the ocean depths and threaten to extinguish all mankind! Witness the race to develop massive robot fighting machines called Jaegers, each one controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. This action-packed book features many of the key characters from the film as we follow them in their early careers. Written by Pacific Rim screenwriter himself, Travis Beacham, and with del Toro's hands-on supervision, this volume is beautifully penciled by Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, Pericles Junior, Chris Batista and Geoff Shaw; inks by Steve Bird, Mark McKenna, Pericles Junior and Matt Banning.

But I'd love to see more from the universe, Del-Toro has created such a detailed and rich world with lots of interesting characters.

There's also a game tie in, but it sounds like it's a bit of a turkey:

u/Devil_Nights · 11 pointsr/KotakuInAction

> you'd think so, but superhero movies have never increased sales in single issue sales, because unlike an adaptation of a novel, there is no original source material to pick up.

Most of the Marvel movies have been partially based on a preexisting stories. Infinity War, Black Panther, Thor Ragnarok, and Civil War for example. Granted the source comics can be very very different from the movies.

> The fact is that while comic book fans might watch the movies, movie fans don't pick up the comics, as such the comics & the movies need to be separate entities.

This is true but part of the reason could be how different the current comic books characters are from the movies. Example: you love Iron Man in the movies. You go to the store to pick up Iron Man comics. There are two Iron man comics on the shelf. One has Doctor Doom in it and Tony Stark is nowhere to be found in the whole comic. The other has a teenage girl as the star and Tony Stark is a hologram side character in his own book. Do you buy the books? Or do you just leave and not buy anything? Sales certainly seem to indicate the latter and lord knows there is plenty of anecdotal evidence as well.

I mean Game of Thrones and Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings all got sales boosts after the movies were successful so I don't see why comics would be any different.

u/gr3yh47 · 11 pointsr/TheFence

that's not the first print ultimate edition. so maybe dont be aggressive toward people for no reason

here is the link to the correct product.

u/cphcider · 10 pointsr/dataisbeautiful

> “Listen,” said Ford, who was still engrossed in the sales brochure, “they make a big thing of the ship's cybernetics. A new generation of Sirius Cybernetics Corporation robots and computers, with the new GPP feature.”
> “GPP feature?” said Arthur. “What's that?”
> “Oh, it says Genuine People Personalities.”
> “Oh,” said Arthur, “sounds ghastly.”
> A voice behind them said, “It is.” The voice was low and hopeless and accompanied by a slight clanking sound. They span round and saw an abject steel man standing hunched in the doorway.
> “What?” they said.
> “Ghastly,” continued Marvin, “it all is. Absolutely ghastly. Just don't even talk about it. Look at this door,” he said, stepping through it. The irony circuits cut into his voice modulator as he mimicked the style of the sales brochure. “All the doors in this spaceship have a cheerful and sunny disposition. It is their pleasure to open for you, and their satisfaction to close again with the knowledge of a job well done.”
> As the door closed behind them it became apparent that it did indeed have a satisfied sigh-like quality to it. “Hummmmmmmyummmmmmm ah!” it said.

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.

u/oszii · 10 pointsr/todayilearned

There is a great book I just wrapped up by Douglas Adams (author of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) called Last Chance to See where he goes with a zoologist to different countries and islands to account for endangered species or to see if they have finally gone extinct. They face a lot of adversity in these disparate countries and islands but his hilarious writing style makes for such a great adventure log.

Under 300 pages and I highly recommend it.

u/McIgglyTuffMuffin · 10 pointsr/movies

Tales from Year Zero is a prequel comic book that goes into detail about the very first year the kaiju appeared.

Probably the closest we will get to a true prequel, unless the animated series goes into this sort of stuff.

u/policeonmyback · 10 pointsr/DCcomics

It is. It's Alex Ross on the art of this piece (Which is titled Justice, which he did with Jim Krueger), and he worked on Kingdom Come with Mark Waid, who is famous for his eight year Flash run, but he's currently wrapped up in Daredevil and The Incredible Hulk.

Kingdom Come is, in my opinion, one of the highest JLA or overall DC reads of all time.

u/firstfearer · 10 pointsr/lifeisstrange


According to the leaked Amazon page, the author of the upcoming LiS comic would be Emma Vieceli, who was commissioned by Square Enix during Season 1 (just like Afterlaughs was commissioned during BtS), so I thought I'd share one of her LiS artworks.

u/cidrei · 10 pointsr/lifeisstrange

Available in digital and in dead tree formats.

u/casusev · 9 pointsr/Greenlantern
  1. Sinestro comes back in Green Lantern: Rebirth (though his spirit makes an appearence in Hal's Spectre book prior to that).
    Kilowog is resurrected in Green Lantern: Legacy: The Last Will & Testament of Hal Jordan, though he's not fully himself until the tail end of Kyle's GL series. He regains a ring in the pages of Green Lantern: Rebirth
    The Guardians are resurrected in Green Lantern Vol. 3, #150, collected in the Green Lantern: The Power of Ion trade. Though they are just children until Green Lantern: Rebirth.

  2. Green Lantern: Rebirth introduces Parallax as the entity of fear and that it had been influencing Hal's actions.

  3. I believe he refers to himself as Parallax for the first time in Zero Hour: Crisis in Time

  4. After Zero Hour he mostly appears to mess things up for Kyle. Here are all of his appearences as Parallax:

    Guy Gardner: Warrior #20 (May 1994): "Emerald Fallout, Part 3: Shootout At the Oa Corral!"
    Guy Gardner: Warrior #21 (June 1994): "Emerald Fallout, Part 4: Fist Forward, Face Down"
    Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #4 (September 1994): "Zero Hour"
    Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #3 (September 1994): "Zero Hour"
    Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #2 (September 1994): "Zero Hour"
    Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #1 (September 1994): "Zero Hour"
    Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #0 (September 1994): "Zero Hour"
    Green Lantern Vol. 3 #0 (October 1994): "Second Chances"
    Green Lantern Vol. 3 #60 (March 1995): "Capital Punishment, Act 3"
    Green Lantern Vol. 3 #61 (April 1995): "Picnic"
    Green Lantern Vol. 3 #62 (May 1995): "Ganthet's Tale Redux"
    Green Lantern Vol. 3 #63 (June 1995): "Parallax View: The Resurrection of Hal Jordan, Part I"
    Green Lantern Vol. 3 #64 (July 1995): "Parallax View: The Resurrection of Hal Jordan, Part II"
    Green Lantern Annual Vol. 3 #4 (1995): "Shared Lives"
    Green Lantern/Silver Surfer (1995): "Unholy Alliances"
    Guy Gardner: Warrior #44 (July 1996): "A Warrior's Passing, Part 2: The Last Stand"
    Parallax: Emerald Night #1 (1996): "Emerald Night"
    Final Night #3 (November 1996): "Keeping Hope Alive" [Behind the scenes; appearance same as panel of Parallax: Emerald Night #1]
    Final Night #4 (November 1996): "The Final Knight"
    Day of Judgment #3 (November 1999): "Choosing Sides"
    Day of Judgment #4 (November 1999): "The End of the World as We Know It"

  5. It first appears in Green Lantern Vol. 2 #9, The Battle of the Power Rings (Sinestro's second appearance). It's later explained he obtained the ring from the Weaponers of Quard... though I'm not sure where (my knowledge of 60s comics is lacking).

    edit: check out DCU Guide, which is a great way to research these types of questions
u/MSamsara · 9 pointsr/books

Well, I'm not certain that I could recommend other novels outside of the Batman mythos, but there are a couple of Batman graphic novels that explore the same concepts and thoughts of being Batman as does The Dark Knight Rises. Most of these are either graphic novels or trade paperbacks. Trade paperbacks (TPBs) are collections of a series of comics that would come out weekly all bundled into one nice thick book. Graphic novels were not published as comics, but as books themselves.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns -
This series has Batman returning to Gotham after 10 years of absence. It's critically acclaimed and generally hailed as one of, if not the, best Batman TPB/graphic-novel.

Knightfall (Part One | Part Two | Part Three) This TPB is all about Bane and Batman. It details Bane's origins, his rise, the moment where he breaks Batman's back, Bruce's recovery, and all the chaos that ensues. Three massive volumes of about 600 pages each, this will take you a while to pour through, but it is one hell of a ride.

No Man's Land - (Volume One | Volume Two | Volume Three | Volume Four - not released yet | Volume Five - not released yet) - This massive Batman event has Gotham going through a cataclysmic earthquake which labels it as a federal disaster area. With no law and total anarchy, the rules of Gotham change and the role of Batman transforms. The second half of TDKR is pretty much this, except this comic series explores the concept much further. Seriously, all in all, this is about 1500 pages of pure Batman. And I'll be damned if these aren't just about the best 1500 pages of Batman out there.

These are all the comics I can think of that are related to TDKR. If you're interested in the books that inspired TDK or Batman Begins, I recommend The Long Halloween, Dark Victory, The Killing Joke, Birth of the Demon, and Batman: Year One.

Hope I helped!

u/centipededamascus · 8 pointsr/Marvel

If you want to get into Marvel, here's some good recent-ish starting points I recommend checking out:

u/Mr_bananasham · 8 pointsr/whowouldwin

People are almost always nice, especially for starting people, though if you want to use the internet here's a link to Amazon

u/logicalmaniak · 7 pointsr/JustUnsubbed

Have a read through The Guide. Not to trip again, but it might give you something to relate your experience to.

Also The Guide. (Don't Panic!)

u/Suicide_Necktie · 7 pointsr/Cyberpunk

Awesome Blade Runner piece. If anyone is interested in some reading material, the movie this image is based on is based on the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Phenomenal read.

u/waitingonmyclone · 7 pointsr/marvelstudios

It's a good time to read The Infinity Gauntlet graphic novel if you haven't already. You can see how everyone fits in, and Nebula actually plays a key role.

u/BBEnterprises · 7 pointsr/Marvel

This comic is "The Infinity Gauntlet" in which Thanos gets his hands on all of the Infinity Gems; this makes him pretty much all-powerful. He literally becomes God. Since Thanos is kind of a dick, this doesn't bode well for reality or its inhabitants.

Adam Warlock leads a plan to wrest control of The Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos' hands and an incredible comic ensues.

It's only $20 on Amazon, I highly recommend it. Your local comic store can order it for you as well, which is probably the better route to go.

u/debonairflair · 7 pointsr/graphicnovels

Here's a few off the top of my head!

u/Iamlibrarian · 7 pointsr/ImageComics

Well, it's not sword-and-sorcery type of story, but the futuristic Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis tells the story of an investigative journalist that works to get a corrupt politician out of office, and finds out the alternative is so much worse.

u/zscan · 7 pointsr/graphicnovels

I would start with finished non-superhero series. There are great superhero comics or story arcs, but imho it's more difficult to recommend something. So I'd start by recommending Chew and Transmetropolitan. Another favorite of mine is "I Hate Fairyland" by Skottie Young. The thing that brought me to comics was Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I also really like The Incal by Jodorowsky/Moebius. Those last two are great, but maybe not for everyone going into comics. The graphic novel with the most impact on me was probably Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.

u/snesknight · 7 pointsr/DCcomics

I'm not sure about "seasons", but I can help some:

Green Lanterns are a Corps group devoted to protecting the Galaxy. Much like Police; they have "sectors", that each member (sometimes with a partner) are assigned to protect. Now I'm going to assume he means Hal Jordan;Green Lantern of Sector 2814. The series focusing on him, is just called "(The) Green Lantern".

As for which comics to get, I think you should go with trades of GL. If you don't know, trades are a collection of single issues (usually about 6-8 issues in one), in the form of a book. A popular way to go, and my personal favorite; is by starting with Green Lantern: Rebirth; written by Geoff Johns. I can help with the reading order, or what comes next; as its a series that still carries on in the New 52.

Also, i t may be out of place for me to say; but I would also suggest getting them a GL Ring. A Green Lantern is capable of overcoming great fear; which in the case of their friend, might be a cool thing to have around to always be brave.

Anyway, hope this helps. Id be more than happy to explain anything more/ help with any further questions :)

u/apocalypsenowandthen · 7 pointsr/comicbookmovies
  • The Dark Knight draws heavily from The Long Halloween and plenty of the Joker's lines are taken straight out of a prose issue collected here. There's also the obvious influence of The Killing Joke and The Man Who Laughs. The Killing Joke was also the primary influence on Tim Burton's Batman.

  • Batman Begins draws from a number of stories include Year One, Blind Justice and The Man Who Falls which is collected here.

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier was based on the fairly recent Ed Brubaker run which is phenomenal.

  • The Dark Knight Rises combines elements of Knightfall, No Man's Land and The Dark Knight Returns. The Dark Knight Returns is also a major influence on the upcoming Batman V Superman.

  • The Avengers mainly draws from the original first issue of The Avengers, which is collected here and retold again here in a modern setting, as well as The Ultimates. There are plenty of shots that feel like they were lifted right out of The Ultimates. On a side note, Joss also wrote the introduction to the book years ago and it was through doing this that he figured out exactly why the Avengers work.

  • The X-Men movies tend to draw more from the 80's, especially Chris Claremont's run. X-Men 2 draws heavily from Gods Loves, Man Kills. X-Men 3 is loosely based off of The Dark Phoenix Saga as well as Joss Whedon's relatively recent Astonishing X-Men. The Wolverine draws from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's [Wolverine mini-series] and Days of Future Past is based on, you guessed it, Day of Future Past. Even though X-Men: First Class takes it's name from the comic of the same name it has more in common with the early Stan Lee stuff. X-Men Origins: Wolverine draws from several comics include Wolverine's Origin mini-series and Weapon X. The first X-Men movie isn't really based off any particular arc although it did heavily influence Ultimate X-Men.

  • The upcoming Daredevil TV series seems to be drawing heavily from Frank Miller's run, particularly his origin story The Man Without Fear. While Miller's main run took place in the late 70's/early 80's The Man Without Fear came out in the 90's.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy takes its line-up from the 2004 series but the plot of the movie is all its own.

  • Avenger: Age of Ultron seems to be an original story that's taking it's cues, at least in part, from Ultron Unlimited which is collected here.

  • Man of Steel was heavily influenced by John Byrne's 80's reboot although its structure is heavily modelled on the 2010 graphic novel Earth One. There are also bits and pieces taken from Birthright, Secret Origin and All-Star Superman.

  • Iron Man 3 certainly takes its cues from Extremis but a lot of it is just pure Shane Black. The first Iron Man isn't based on a particular storyline but Tony's origin stuff in Afghanistan is almost identical to the flashbacks in Extremis that revamp Tony's origin for a modern context. Iron Man 2 borrows a little from Demon in a Bottle and Armor Wars but ultimately does its own thing.

  • The writer of the Fantastical Four reboot has mentioned that they've been influenced by Ultimate Fantastic Four.

  • Ant-Man follows an original story but is primarily influenced by the Scott Lang Ant-Man books from the late 70's/early 80's.

  • The Thor movies aren't based on any particular storyline but they are vaguely influenced by Walter Simon's run as well as J. Michael Straczynski's run

  • Green Lantern draws heavily from Geoff John's run, especially his near-perfect origin story Secret Origin

  • AKA Jessica Jones is based on the incredible Alias.

    EDIT: Formatting
u/Fafnesbane · 7 pointsr/comicbooks

Warning! Long-as-shit recommendation post incoming!


There are several ones published by Marvel, haven't read any but my friend, whose a big Halo fan liked Halo: Blood line by Fred Van Lente

Mass Effect:

These are all written by Mac Walters, the lead writer of Mass Effect 3

  • Mass effect: Redemption Liara tries to find Shepard body, set between the intro of ME2 and when Shepard wakes up in the Cerberus Lab.

  • Mass Effect: Evolution The origins of the Illusive Man, set during the first contact war.

  • Mass Effect: Invasion Aria defends Omega against husks and Cerberus, explains why she's on the citadel and sets the Stage for the Omega DLC

  • Mass Effect: Blasto: Eternity is Forever The most glorious of all comic books.

    Star Wars:

  • Star Wars by Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda, set directly after Ep IV, the first TPB isn't out yet, go pick it up in floppies.

  • Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi set waay back in the time-line, before Star Wars: KOTOR and Old Republic, focuses on the discovery of the Sith species among other things.

  • Star Wars: Dark Empire and Empire's end set after the movies, features the return of a character, Don't want to spoil who it is. Sets the stage for Crimson Empire.

  • Star Wars: Crimson Empire I,II,III (there's a collected version with all three), Follows the last Imperial Guardsman(the dudes in red armor) on his quest to bring the traitors of the Empire to justice

  • Star Wars Legacy I, Star Wars: Legacy II just got started and it's been really good so far. Set 130 years after the movies, I follows Cade Skywalker and him coming to terms with his legacy. II follows Ania Solo, who's not force-sensitive, who has to deal with finding a lightsaber and being hunted by Imperial Knights(Imperial Jedi).

  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, set before the video game, follows Zayne Carrick after he's been accused of murdering his fellow Padawans. No worth reading after the main plot ends.

  • Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi, starts with the founding of the Jeda'ii order and first contact with the Rakata's Infinite Empire and their Force Hounds, The Next arc will be the Force Wars(the first schism between the light and the Dark side)

    They have 25$ omnibii for most of the series they've made, except for the new Legacy, Star Wars by Brian Wood and Dawn of the Jedi.

    Lighthearted books:

  • Adventure Time by Ryan North with art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb.

  • Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon by Paul Tobin and Ron Chan a digital series on Dark Horse Digital, will be collected into a Hardcover eventually.


  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples, two lover are hunted across the galaxy by bounty hunters and military police. It's also weeeeeeiiiiird and at times disgusting.

    There are also several Firefly/Serenity comics if that your thing, they are all good.

  • Spiderman

    The best place to start is the current Superior Spider-man, Which stars a slightly different Peter Parker

  • Batman:

  • Batman By Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, it's batman bringing justice to the superstitious and cowardly lot that is criminals, there really isn't more to it.

  • Batman Beyond it's a digital series on and other digital comics sites.

    Stuff with Vikings:

  • Northlanders by Brian wood.

    Other Recommendations:

  • Hellboy by Mike Mignola

  • B.P.R.D. by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Scott Allie and various artists

  • Francesco Francavilla's The Black Beetle(HC isn't out yet added digital bundle link)

  • Mind MGMT by Matt Kindt

    Also Check out the sidebar's ''Where to Start reading'' section -------------->

    EDIT: cleaned up a bit.

    EDIT 2: Links, added links to digital version where I couldn't find floppies or HC/TPB that had come out yet. Reading Digital comics on a Tablet is recommended. Dark Horse has their own app, and Comixology has most publishers except Dark Horse and some smaller ones.
u/cheeseitcheeseus · 7 pointsr/ButtonAftermath


xkcd is great, although I haven't read it in a long time. I meant to read some of SMBC a long time ago, maybe now I will :) has some great artwork and an amusing story.

These two (1 and 2) are two of my favourites, but I'm not up to date on those.

u/I_need_mayo · 7 pointsr/coheedandcambria

If you don't want to go through the monumental task of getting all of the comics, you can buy "Ultimate editions" of each series that has all of the comics from that story arc neatly packaged into one book. I went ahead and tracked them down on amazon for you.

  • Second Stage Turbine Blade
  • In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

    Now, here's where it gets tricky. The Year of the Black Rainbow novel appears to be out of print, since I've only been able to locate ebook versions. The Good Apollo graphic novel is also incredibly hard to find, and if you do manage to find a copy you'll pay a pretty penny. That being said, it isn't even canon anymore so I wouldn't worry too much about it. I'm sure you can find pdf versions of both online though.

    Finally, for The Afterman, check smoo's post. That has everything you need. Happy hunting, and welcome to the Fence!

u/ciao_fiv · 7 pointsr/lifeisstrange

here u go!

it’s $10 for all four parts in one paperback book if u order now, free shipping.

u/PhotonCommander10 · 6 pointsr/Marvel

All three of those storylines you can read just the core series, and it still makes sense. Tie-ins are usually there just to make the event come across as more large-scale.

Just FYI, Age of Ultron the movie isn't based on the comic series. It's a name-only thing. I really enjoyed it, but the general consensus is that it was terrible, so you might want to be cautious of that one.

u/Mr_Smartie · 6 pointsr/comicbooks

Here's a big list of DC recommendations I've made before. You can pick them up in trades, or as single issues. Check Amazon, or Comixology, or InStockTrades.

> For New 52 Batman and Batman-related books, I recommend the following:

u/Tammy_Tangerine · 6 pointsr/MegaManlounge

I read graphic novels/comic books pretty regularly. I'm not much for Marvel or super hero stories though. If you want a few things that are slightly different, check these out. Granted, I haven't gotten through the whole series on some of these yet. Some of these books are new enough that they are still actively being written. However, I still want to recommend the following because whatever I did read impressed me pretty well, with both writing and art.

I'm giving you Amazon links so you can see some of the artwork on these books.

I want to warn you about Preacher, but I don't want to say too much. I still recommend this series.

I think that's good for now... :D

OH! And lastly, if you're like: oh, these books look cool, but I'm not sure if I want to spend the money checking them out just yet, your local library might have a selection of graphic novels. I know here in NYC, our library system has a HUGE selection of comics, your library might too!

u/bigdb23 · 6 pointsr/comicbooks

Planetary seems up your alley, although it's a HC it's reasonably priced for 1000 page book:

Grant Morrison's Invisibles Omnibus will take awhile for you to get thru... again HC:

u/SirLaxer · 6 pointsr/comicbooks

Have fun! There are comics for almost every kind of taste (I'm personally not the biggest Marvel/DC fan), so there's bound to be a series out there that's waiting for you to find it.

And for what it's worth, I didn't really do the general overview of Saga any justice since I was just trying to give some context for OP's pic.

You can pick up the first volume of the trade paperbacks for about $7.50 on Amazon, if you don't have a local comic book store you can go to. It collects the first six issues, and the series is currently on issue #36 (the sixth trade will be out soon). You can also find it at big box stores, like Barnes & Noble. They carry the hardback collection of #1-18 as well.

Saga Vol. 1

u/Disneyrobinhood · 6 pointsr/comicbooks

Trade paperbacks are probably the easiest. There's five of them out right now.

Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5

u/Cdresden · 6 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Saga volumes 1, 2 & 3 by Brian K. Vaughan.

Y: The Last Man


u/ELChupacabra13 · 6 pointsr/comicbooks


Its one of the hottest things going right now and the 3rd story arc starts up in two weeks. You can buy the first two volumes pretty cheap over at I'll put links for them at the bottom if you're interested.

SAGA Volume #1

SAGA Volume #2

u/shakeitallaboutput · 6 pointsr/TheFence

Honestly, just in order of release! It's interesting to see the music journey they went on and how they got to where they are now. I wish I could be where you are now hearing all these things for the first time.

I can't really comment much on the story, but what I did was get a copy of the SSTB Book and a copy of the IKSSE:3 Book (keep in mind you might want to wait until this one is rereleased, like the SSTB Book was recently, hence why it's much cheaper). I just read those and got a subscription to the Good Apollo 1 comics which are currently being released. As far as the Afterman and YotBR books go, it's worth getting the physical copy of Afterman for the art alone, and there was a smaller CD version that has the book with it, and YotBR had a physical release... Buuut if you have a kindle it's worth getting the e version to save your wallet from becoming significantly lighter.

After you've listened to the albums, go onto YouTube and watch every live video you can find and then fall in love with Coheed all over again. Seriously. Delirium Trigger is a great song, but once you hear the live version, it becomes an amazing one. I highly recommend a good binge session for the Neverender live videos, and the Starland Ballroom videos are great, too.

Once you've become a bit more familiar with the music, watch this. It will blow your mind and catapult you further into the love of this band. It did with me, at least.

u/Mark_1231 · 6 pointsr/TMNT

The new IDW comics that started in 2011 are my favorite TMNT comics and high among my favorite comics all together.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection Volume 1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection Volume 2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The IDW Collection Volume 3

That's about 60% through the run or so.

u/anothertimelord · 6 pointsr/comicbooks

Start from the beginning. It is truly a fantastic comic. You can pick up all of the issues 1-24 in collected editions, which would be cheaper than buying the individual issues. I would highly recommend not reading chapter 24 until you have read all of them up to that point.

Issues 1-18

Issues 19-24

u/GradusNL · 6 pointsr/4chan

They continued the story of the first game in comic form:

u/ohnoesazombie · 5 pointsr/booksuggestions

I think the best way is to suggest a few that got me into reading. One or two are YA, but well-written enough that I find it as worthwhile a read at 28 as it did at 14.

Ender's Game - Earth Has made contact with an alien species, and... It didn't go well. A program is started to teach a new generation of soldiers how to fight this alien threat. Children are not allowed to be children for long when the future of mankind is on the line. Also, it's being adapted into what is shaping up to be a pretty badass movie.

Snow Crash - Written in the 90's, but it essentially pioneered the concept of the online avatar, and predicted the rise of the MMO. Also, pizza-delivering ninjas. Trust me on this. It's good stuff.

Neuromancer Classic cyber-punk. Most sci-fi is like you see in star trek. Clean and sterile. Cyberpunk is the dirtier side of sci-fi. Organized crime, computer hacking, and a heist on a space station. And Molly. This book is the reason I have a thing for dangerous redheads.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Considered by most to be the very best in sci-fi humor. Lighthearted, hilarious, and I find I can read it in the course of about two days. It is absolutely, completely, and utterly amazing.

American Gods - What happens to the old gods when we start worshiping the new ones? Can the likes of Odin or Anubis compete with our new objects of worship. like television or internet? Remember, Gods only exist as long as folks believe in them. The old Gods aren't going down without a fight, though...

Hope some of these strike your fancy. It's admittedly more sci-fi than anything, but it's all soft sci-fi (Where the science isn't as important as the fiction, so story comes first), and nothing too out there. Please let me know if you decide to try any of these, and especially let me know if you enjoy them. I always like to hear if I help someone find a book they love.

u/ashep24 · 5 pointsr/DontPanic

Pretty cheap here:

but I don't know any free sources

u/WesterlyStraight · 5 pointsr/evangelion

"Pacific Rim - Tales From Year Zero" can be found online for digital download here, or if you're a physical kind of person, a hardcover can be found on Amazon for relatively less. Or pirate it, it's up to you.

u/winter7 · 5 pointsr/scifi

That's Coyote Tango. As to your second question, there is a prequel graphic novel which IMO was actually pretty good.

u/AL333 · 5 pointsr/de

Kommt natürlich auch auf den Autor an.

Wenn du mal was gutes mit Superhelden ausprobieren willst, die Klassiker sind dies nicht umsonst:

  • Watchmen von Alan Moore und Dave Gibbons

  • Die Dark Knight Reihe von Frank Miller

  • Natürlich Kick-Ass von Mark Millar und sehr empfehlenswert auch:
  • Die X-Men-Reihe von Joss Whedon :)

    Würd sie auf englisch empfehlen, aber grad Watchmen kann da schon schwierig werden, ist halt keine Klo-Lektüre a la Lustiges Taschenbuch :D

    Edit: Formaten
u/TheUrsaMajor · 5 pointsr/books

I'm going to list what I think are important, or perhaps emblematic, Batman graphic novels with links to their wiki amazon page, because the wiki pages were surprisingly unhelpful, so you can check them out. Hopefully you find something that interests you.

The Dark Knight Returns: The book that revitalized the genre in the 80s. An important Batman read; however, I think there are better reads.

Year One: Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy borrows from Year One, and a lot of others I've listed, in some pretty cool ways. As the title suggests this comic tells the story of the beginning of Bruce Wayne's career as Batman.

The Killing Joke: The quintessential Joker story told by one of the most important men in comics, Alan Moore. The story is short, especially for a graphic novel, but fantastic.

The Long Halloween: One of my personal favorites. TLH highlights Batman's detective roots following him on a year long hunt for a serial killer. Much of the rouge gallery makes an appearance and the murder mystery elements are classic Batman at his best.

Hush: A good example of a newer Batman comic; it was first published serially during 2002 and 2003. Very good read, definitely take a look.

Arkham Asylum: A newer comic that I have yet to read but thought I would add it to the list because it usually comes up in conversations like this one. I'm hoping to read it soon.

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/mrteahrowaway · 5 pointsr/comicbooks

Ok well I'll try to give you a few series

Invincible. Really great superhero story by the guy that makes The Walking Dead if you've heard of that. Probably the best superhero book out there. (You can buy the compendium, the first 47 issues for like $40 on amazon). It's up to around 90 issues now.

Y the Last Man (10 volumes, complete. Its amazing. It's a comic where seemingly every man in the world except our hero has died. He tries to get to a lab in California to help find a cure for the disease that killed all the men and...etc)

I don't know much Fantasy...check out Demon Knights, volume 1 from DC comics is an ongoing series. Volume 1 (the first 7 comics) should be out in July. Sorry about the long wait :l

You can also check out the Walking Dead if you like zombies? Compendium gets you...maybe the first 60 issues I think? Its up to 94 now

For individual comics theres Midtown Comics, I don't know what shipping cost would be like to Europe.

u/Divergent99 · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Saga, Vol 1 and Vol 2 comics, because they are highest priority.

u/arrsquared · 5 pointsr/Fantasy

Saga is my new favorite thing, I've also been reading a lot of Gaiman's single work graphic novels - Marvel 1602 was FANTASTIC, Murder Mysteries one of the best unexpected short stories I've read in awhile, Mr. Punch super disturbing and dark.

u/olbengc · 5 pointsr/television

You could buy Saga online either from image comics or from amazon.

Marko is one of the main character (the one on the right, the other one is Prince Robot IV

u/Ninjabackwards · 5 pointsr/comicbooks

Very easy:


And seriously, Saga really is awesome. Brian K. Vaughan is just all around awesome. You might even want to look into Y: The Last Man.

u/MaxGladstone · 5 pointsr/Fantasy

I cannot believe that nobody has mentioned Saga here yet. I mean, I love you all, but—

Okay, so, first thing's first, Saga is a comic book series, currently ongoing, by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples, set in a future where two neighboring worlds (one of which is a technologically advanced society, the other of which uses magic for interstellar travel) are locked in a galactic civil war.

A man from one side and a woman from the other, both soldiers, meet, fall in love, desert from their armies, and have a baby. The kid's birth is page 1 of issue 1. The couple are trying to turn their backs on the war, but the war won't turn its back on them. Powers That Be from both sides have hired mercenaries to hunt the couple down to the ends of the galaxy if need be.

The book is charming, terrifying, brutal, funny, and frank. Every character struggles with violence, its use, implications, consequences, and cost, even as they try to remain loyal to the people they love. The use of violence causes at least three times as many problems as it solves, over the long term—it's never without cost, even when it seems necessary and justified. And somehow the book accomplishes all that without feeling preachy, on scales from interpersonal to interplanetary. Really can't recommend this series enough, though I hope and pray that Vaughan and Staples know where they're going.

Also, at the risk of blatant self-promotion, I think, to judge from your comment, that we're concerned with similar issues about fantasy, morality, and escapism. When I wrote my book Three Parts Dead and the subsequent volumes in the series, I tried really hard to create a morally complicated & grey universe without using typical antiheroics. Anyway, might be interesting to you. But really, check out Saga.

u/selkies24 · 5 pointsr/TMNT

Yes you should start with number 1 as it's a new story

This is the current series. There are other spin offs but this is it

The best thing for you to do is get the hardcover IDW Collection -

This collects the books with side stories in order. If you only buy these books you'll be SET

I am 32 I am loving it. As for a younger child not sure depends on the kid. It might be too violent for a younger kid which in that case they have comics that mimic the animated series that may be best for you.

The current series is simply teenage Mutant ninja turtles and it's by IDW. There is a TMNT universe book but that's far down the line. Stick to the book that I linked above and itll make the multiple book issue go away. Hope I helped and let me know if you need anything else

u/HTWingNut · 5 pointsr/BABYMETAL

Pre-sale just made available at

u/firewoodspark · 4 pointsr/writing

It depends on the agent. Obviously I'm not an agent, but I have a soft spot for funny SciFi - like The Book of Ralph or, or course, The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy.

Think funny (laughing with the story) vs ridiculous (laughing at the story). Think "Ice to meet you".

u/therandomguy9988 · 4 pointsr/pics

It should be required in 3rd grade English. Watership Down? No, you're reading THIS.

u/sobeita · 4 pointsr/GTAV

I had to mangle the quote a little bit, but it's from the first chapter of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

u/Doctorofgallifrey · 4 pointsr/Marvel

Omnibus has all the tie-ins (which you don't really need), while [this] ( just has the main infinity gauntlet story

Although, if you can also get your hands on The Thanos Quest (which serves as a prequel showing how Thanos acquired the gems), that's worth a read

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/baronobeefdip2 · 4 pointsr/DCcomics

I am a big superman fan (so much so that my golf towel is a superman logo), and the way I got into him wasn't much like everyone did on here from what I can see. Normally before then I batted an eye at things superman since he seemed like a very generic character to me at the time, muscle bound men with capes who wear tights is a tad generic to the casual observer but then I found that Supes was more complex than that. I never really picked up a superman book, let alone read one, until I finished reading Superman: The High-Flying history of America's most enduring hero. Although not a graphic novel liker someone who wanted to get into the comics initially would do, it's basically a character bio depicting the events of what happened to the character, how DC comics was formed, and the lives of those that created him (Jerry Seigal and Joe Schuster). After finishing this book I was hooked, I wanted to know more about superman. I know it's not cannon but I got hooked on smallville, believing that it was canon for a short time given it's consistency starting out with the entire superman mythos in other media (grew up on farm, wasn't told he was an alien until well into his childhood etc). Now without further ado, I am going to run through some of the best superman stories and some of the worst (or comically amusing if you're looking for a laugh).

The Good

  • Superman: Secret Origin : If you are looking for an origin story, and this one is considered to be the most modern and maybe the official origin story for the man of steel (although I could be wrong, somebody challenge me on this if I am) and frankly I am quite enjoying it. It has elements from the Smallville TV show even though the creative team that made it wanted it to stand alone from the TV show, even though there are some key elements that deviates it from the TV show. My only problem, The time in which the events transpired from issue to issue skip, one issue he could be in his pre-teens, the next he is a young adult working at the planet. If you are looking for such an origin story this one is for you.

  • Superman: Birthright: Another origin story, it's not secret origin, and it has no familiar attributes like it either. Instead we are thrust into Clark's life as a journalist before he comes home to make the decision to help others and prepare his superman attire. I am still reading this one as well but I haven't had the time to finish anything. Anyway, be sure to give this one a try.

  • Superman: Earth One: Another origin story, I am starting to set a pattern here. This Superman is a more complex and to many a much more satisfying take on the character since we get a version of Clark going through the motions of growing up and deciding what he wants to do with his life. Also some other things that revolve around the life of Clark Kent to become superman.

  • Superman: Secret Identity: Last one, I promise. This book is neither in canon, nor does it strike any familiarity with other superman books. Instead we are thrust into a universe where Superman exists in comic books much like ours, and the book itself revolves around a kid named Clark Kent who is routinely picked on for sharing the secret identity for the man of steel. This book is interesting in the fact that it focuses more on Superman's secret identity as if it was given more focus and attention as his superhero career.

  • Superman: Red Son: So, what would happen when Superman err Clark Kent was brought up and raised by the Soviet Union? Read this one to find out. The primary themes to this story are the topics of nature vs nurture, plus abuse of power.

  • Superman: Peace on Earth: Alex Ross fan? Let's just say that whenever Superman decides to try to create peace on earth it doesn't always goes according to plan. This book explores superman's attempts to do just that but with resistance in his efforts. This book's primary message is that global issues are more complicated than they seem, much so that even a being like superman can't easily solve them.

  • Superman: Kingdom Come: Superman and the rest of the justice league come out of retirement to stop the bad guys. Personally, I wasn't aware that superman aged until I was told about this issue.

  • The Death of Superman: People are going to attack me in saying that this was only acclaimed and sold enormous amounts of copies because DC wanted to boost sales and that it occurred during an era where the comic book bubble was about to pop. From an investment standpoint the issues that make up this book might not be worth anything if you are a trader but many have found this one hard to put down

    The Bad

  • Try reading the material for the flagship New 52 title, I dare you.

  • DC Archives: Superman: I might be being cruel here but this book is a collection of the Golden age superman. It's definitely not the best thing you can read if you are getting into superman, but it's an amusing look into the character's publication past where he was a psychopath with Intermittent Explosive Disorder who always used violence to get his way. It carries very little narrative for an actual story but keep in mind that Joe and Jerry were highschool kids when they wrote and illustrated this.

u/ob1jakobi · 4 pointsr/superman

I really enjoyed the Kingdom Come graphic novel as well as Superman: Peace On Earth. Although Peace on Earth is a Christmas story it is still really well done, and anything done by Alex Ross is worth picking up. Both show Superman pitted against his greatest enemy: the darker aspects of human nature.

Superman: Red Son is an interesting twist on the Superman story line, where Superman is raised in Russia instead of on the Kent farm.

The Superman: Man of Steel volume set by John Byrne is a nice introduction, but I personally feel it is really short and lacking in a lot of detail.

The Death of Superman is quite good too, and I would highly recommend picking it up; the final pages are really hard for me to get through, but that might just be me.

Superman: Secret Identity isn't technically about Superman, since it takes place on Earth-prime (a world where superheroes exist only in comics, kind of like our world), but I love how this graphic novel portrays humanity...

I hope that helps. If I can think of any more graphic novels I'll be sure to list them in an edit. Good choice on Birthright though, you won't be disappointed.

Also, I know you had mentioned that you wanted to steer away from the new 52 for now, but they are going to be coming out with volume sets here soon, so if you wanted to you could start off with Action Comics Volume 1. This way you could experience Superman as he becomes the greatest hero the world has ever known.

u/Robelius · 4 pointsr/comicbooks

I've wanted to get Kingdom Come for a while now, but have never made the commitment. I'm about to buy it, but have been struggling trying to figure out which to get. I then remembered I have you guys.

I'm about to get this TPB, thinking it's the entire story.

But then I saw Midtown Comics has a 3 part TBP that has a lot more pages.

What's the difference?

u/feman0n · 4 pointsr/AskReddit
  • First and foremost, Neil Gaiman's Sandman series. Really, pick up the first volume.. and then I dare you to stop reading.

  • Everything Warren Ellis touches generally turns to gold, but I especially loved his Transmetropolitan series. Science fiction, anarchy, general badassery.. fantastic all around.

  • Ghost World has been mentioned, and while I liked that, I thought David Boring was a superior work from Clowes.

  • Just picked up The Unwritten, a new series by Mike Carey. After finishing the first volume, it looks pretty promising.

  • Demo was dark and angsty, but in a good way.

  • Marvel 1602 was a really interesting take on superheroes.. and again, penned by Gaiman. He fucking rules. Oh, and another Gaiman favourite of mine: Books of Magic.. Gaiman knows the right way to write John Constantine.

    Edit: Also, you might want to give manga (asian graphic novels) a try! Good ones to get started with are Death Note and Bleach. I also liked xxxHolic (though I never finished the series), and the anime film for Akira was amazing so I can only imagine that the manga would be just as good -- if not better!
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/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/SH1 · 4 pointsr/DCcomics

Since you mentioned you're looking for books featuring DC's magical realms, Neil Gaiman's Sandman series (Books 1-10, Endless Nights & Overture specifically) is not to be missed.

They're easily among the best comic storytelling that exists in the medium, everyone owes it to themselves to read it!

EDIT: Just wanted to add a few more recommendations that came to mind, all of which are well worth anyone's time:

u/redline2107 · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

I think the best thing to do for now would be to ween into comics. I'd start off with graphic novels so you don't have to follow too deeply into a series. Start off reading something like The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, or Watchmen by Alan Moore. Get a feel of it before you start off. Once you read a couple of novels, I'd look into getting some trade paperbacks of some series. The Walking Dead has been a really good series; it isn't just a plain zombie's more about the human side of the standard zombie tale, such as how they survive, how they interact with each other, etc. Another good TPB to get into would be The Sandman which has some of the coolest artwork and storytelling I've seen. After you start catching up with some TPB's, THEN I'd look into single issues, starting with the first issue of an arch (it will say something like Part 1, Part 1 of 6, etc.). The comic book shop guys are usually pretty cool dudes and can help you find a good arch thats currently going on. Also, places like Half Price Books usually have TPB's for cheaper, but that depends on if you're okay with buying from a secondhand place instead of a small business (I like to go about half and half on purchases, just to save money and to help keep the small guy in the game). Hope this helps!

u/rizzledizzle · 4 pointsr/comicbooks

Batman: The Long Halloween was/is my favorite so far.

Many people suggest Batman: The Dark Knight Returns as amazing. I thought It was ok; the (dated) art style kept taking me out of the story

u/drawesome86 · 4 pointsr/comicbooks

Agreed on everything. But for the sake of walter7mm (who seems to be a newbie comic book reader), here is links to the amazon product page for each suggestion:

u/Evan1701 · 4 pointsr/Fantasy

If you like comics, Saga is pretty much spot on. Volume 2 comes out tomorrow I believe.

u/CoheedAndKombucha · 4 pointsr/coheedandcambria

Second Stage Turbine Blade Ultimate Edition

In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 Ultimate Edition

That's the closest thing to a 'compendium' as you'll find. Also, Claudio did releases a Good Apollo Graphic Novel around the release of GA1, but it's not nearly as in-depth as SSTB or IKS as it was written/drawn/published on a severely small budget. It's going to be re-released in the future true to the format we know, though.

Almost forgot YotBR, but you'll have to go searching beyond Amazon for that, as all of the physical releases are sold out and the only thing left available is the Kindle edition.

Happy reading :)

u/ryan1125 · 4 pointsr/TMNT
u/rabad1988 · 4 pointsr/PraiseTheCameraMan

Not at all! You can find the first three hardcover volumes on Amazon for a decent price. I recently re-read all of them in about a month of casual reading. As people mentioned, the creative team behind it are on a hiatus after reaching the halfway point last year, but confirmed they will finish the story. But now is just as good a time as any to get caught up.

It's unlike anything I have ever read before, and they made it so that it could never be adapted to film or TV, so you can only get the story in this format.

u/4-1-3-2 · 3 pointsr/radiohead

Quite a few books have been referenced in interviews - here's some of the ones I think I remember. They're all very good books despite any association with Radiohead, by the way.

How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

The Crying of Lot 49 (also V. and Gravity's Rainbow)


The Hitchhiker Guide

The Divine Comedy

No Logo

Brave New World

Cat's Cradle

Stanley Donwood

u/Scandinavian_Flick · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem.

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much, the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time.

But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man for precisely the same reasons…

Don't Panic.

u/_vikram · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

Have you read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams? You might enjoy it.

u/veganbbq · 3 pointsr/science

humans are the third most intelligent form of life on the planet earth - hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

u/tockenboom · 3 pointsr/Cyberpunk

Most of these are very early cyberpunk, the progenitors of the genre if you will. As such I'm not sure if they can be described as necessarily obscure but I don't see many of them mentioned that often (admittedly I'm somewhat new to /r/cyberpunk so you guys might talk about them all the time, in which case please disregard). As a final note not all of these are available on the Kindle market. Nevertheless here's a few that leap to mind -

  1. When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger which has two sequels if you enjoy it, the third being better than the second imo.

  2. The Ware Tetrology by Rudy Rucker

  3. Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling. He also edited the early cyberpunk anthology Mirrorshades which is worth checking out along with a several of his other works.

  4. Mindplayers by Pat Cadigan who also wrote a few others worth looking at.

  5. Frontera by Lewis Shiner.

  6. I hesitate to mention this one as it's hardly obscure but if all you have seen is the film which is based off it, it is definitely worth getting Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick.

  7. Vurt by Jeff Noon.

  8. Farewell Horizontal by K W Jeter along with his other novels Glass Hammer and Dr. Adder.

  9. Someone else mentioned Walter Jon Williams novels which I would also highly recommend.

u/anjodenunca · 3 pointsr/philosophy

The fun answer to this question is to read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

u/glyoung · 3 pointsr/movies
u/Jagdpanzer_E_100 · 3 pointsr/TheMonkeysPaw

Granted, you are given The Infinity Gauntlet and immortality from being killed by this specific item.

u/mistaketheory · 3 pointsr/Marvel
u/Elranzer · 3 pointsr/FanTheories

Or pay the measly $15 for the real thing.

u/xeiah · 3 pointsr/Marvel

There are a bunch of tie-ins, but I've found that Thanos Quest and Infinity Gauntlet are sufficient. Unfortunately the omnibus, which collects all the tie-ins, is a bit pricy. However, both Thanos Quest and Infinity Gauntlet are on Marvel Unlimited.

Also, I would recommend watching [Marvel Explained's](Infinity Gauntlet Leadup: One Above All: videos. They'll give some more background on the obscure characters.

u/Aussieswedefash · 3 pointsr/marvelstudios

Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos.

It tells the story of how Thanos returned to life and began his quest for the Infinity Gems, and also contains the Thanos Quest mini-series where he actually goes about getting his hands on them (making it the VERY loose basis for the Infinity War film).

Also, Infinity by Jonathan Hickman. It introduced the Black Order and has a plot that seems to have inspired the movie, such as Thanos' forces attacking Wakanda.

u/TraumaSwing · 3 pointsr/StarWars

All of these comics exist in the new Disney canon

Star Wars (Takes place between episodes 4 and 5)

Darth Vader (Takes place alongside the Star Wars comic)

Star Wars: Shattered Empire (Shows a glimpse of the post-episode 6 world)

Star Wars: Kanan (Between episodes 3 and 4)

Star Wars: Princess Leia (Immediately after episode 4)

Star Wars: Lando (Sometime pre-episode 5)

u/dangzal · 3 pointsr/StarWars

I don't know if these are the official dates, but the first TPB's for all current Star Wars comics are already available for preorder on Amazon.

The limited Princess Leia series (5 issues, I think) seems to be available September 15 as a TPB.

Star Wars Volume 1 also has September 15 as a release date for the TPB.

Darth Vader's first TPB looks to be available October 20.

The upcoming Kanan: The Last Padawan series seems to be available November 3 as a TPB.

Also, I've just noticed that if you click on one of these comics, under "customers who bought this item also bought" there are a bunch of Journey to The Force Awakens books available for preorder, I thought "Aftermath" was the only one.

u/blondepianist · 3 pointsr/XWingTMG

There’s a few collected editions. Amazon link for Volume 1.

u/jessebryant · 3 pointsr/StarWars

Darth Vader Vol 1 (Collecting issues: Darth Vader 1-6)

Darth Vader Vol 2 (Collecting issues: Darth Vader 7-12)

u/Serapius · 3 pointsr/StarWars

Marvel's Darth Vader comic series.

It's been awhile, but I think that this scene is from the end of Volume 1 (which I linked above).

u/baalroo · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

> Also what is the best way to go about getting a whole collection starting from the very first book in the series.

You have two basic options:

-1. Wait for the Trade Paperback.

A trade paperback is a collection of a series of single comic issues. They are printed in Volumes, which usually include between 4-7 issues of the series in order (ie; Volume 1 may include issues 1-5, Volume 2 issues 6-10, etc etc). Depending on the publisher, they will come out anywhere from a few weeks after the last issue included in the trade, to a year and a half later.

So, to use the Darth Vader comic as an example, HERE is Darth Vader Volume 1, which is issues 1-6 of the monthly release bound together. I think Volume 2 comes out soon, or might be out already as well. Since Volume 1 was Issues 1-6, I'm guessing Volume 2 is probably issues 7-12.

-2. buy "runs" of singles from Ebay, Midtowncomics, or your local shop.

You can generally find most runs of comics online either on ebay, on, or if the series is a bit older you might be able to find it at your local shop in the used bins. It looks like the Darth Vader comics are still going for around $3-$5 per issue, so the first 6 would cost you somewhere in the $18-$30 range if you went that route.

Finally, it's usually easier to find the last few issues of a comic at your local shop than it is to find issues from 4-12 months ago. In fact, I'd say, generally speaking, 4-12 months back is often the most difficult stuff to find IME at local shops. So, if you want to "catch up" on a series by starting at #1 (which, btw, often isn't at all necessary, just buy the new issue and start reading), you can sometimes get the trades that are out, and then supplement those with the issues that aren't in trade format yet. That way you've read the whole series and can then add it to your pull list.

> I was looking into getting the new Darth Vader comic, but i noticed its on its 15 book already and i cant seem to find the first one. What i did find though was a Darth vader 1 Annual.I was wondering what is the differnence?

Annuals come out once a year (annually), and depending on the series could be part of the current story arc in the month it came out, but more often are "one off" stories about the same character that aren't directly dependent on the main series story.

u/Pickyourowndamnname · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Fables is an amazing comic book series. It's a good place to start at.

My comic. Also a recommendation of mine.

u/watwait · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

A good series will tell you everything you need to know or make it so it's pretty easy to figure out on your own.

This might be the site you're looking for when it comes to waves, releases and reading orders. Wikipedia is also a good resource.

As for a book for learning lore Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross. It's a deep, rich look at everything DC set in an alternate future. I highly recommend it, and just check out anything that looks interesting, it's deceptively easy to just pick up and read most books.

u/Xanderman616 · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

This year, The CW’s Arrowverse is doing the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover. At SDCC 2019, it was announced that Brandon Routh would be reprising his role as Superman, and that he would be donning the Kingdom Come Superman suit.

I would really like to read the Kingdom Come graphic novel(s) to prepare for it, but I do not know which version I will need to read to prepare.

Is there a specific reading order? Are they all the same? Are they all different?

Please tell me which Kingdom Come graphic novel(s) I need to read in preparation for Crisis on Infinite Earths. Thank you!

Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

u/mtm5891 · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

You would probably be better off picking up issues collected in graphic novel/trade paperback/omnibus form, especially since you said your SO isn't interested in collecting. Superboy, Batman, and Justice League are all popular, long-running series with hundreds of issues which is both prohibitively expensive and takes up a lot of space.

It also depends on which iterations your SO is most into. Superboy is a title that's been held by multiple characters (Clark Kent, Conner Kent, Jon Kent, etc), the same goes for Batman (Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, John Paul Valley, etc), and the Justice League cast is a rotating ensemble.

You can check the sidebar for recommendations but here are a few I'd recommend to get you started (my Superboy knowledge is very limited so take those with a grain of salt):


u/bignutloads · 3 pointsr/neoliberal
u/Allaun · 3 pointsr/softwaregore

For those that don't know, The comic is Transmetropolitan

u/OKAH · 3 pointsr/Cyberpunk

Can someone help me, I'm not a huge comic guy but i;ve wanted to read transmetropolitan for ages (after being recommended it numerous times)

Is this really the "full story" or just one comic book in a series?

Or do I Start with this one?


u/Cyncl · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

No, this one from 2004.

Then you continue with Geoff Johns GL run which is the Blackest Night preludes starts on issue ~40 but read everything up to that as well.

u/Le90sKid420 · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

So, I'm english and this explanation will be in pounds, but you should get the gist.

The omnibus is £61.75 for 44 issues which means you're paying £1.40 per issue.

Rebirth is £10.99 for 6 issues which means you're paying £1.83 per issue.

Hence the omnibus is cheaper. By about 40p

u/KidK0dy · 3 pointsr/DCcomics

You can get the entire run for 40 bucks; highly recommend. The Planetary Omnibus

u/oozles · 3 pointsr/batman

If you're wondering, The Dark Knight Returns

u/crunchynut · 3 pointsr/comics

you guys should read the dark knight returns... Batman and Superman get into a pretty awesome battle

u/alphathums · 3 pointsr/batman

I think we owe Frank Miller a huge thank you because it was him who gave the caped crusader his darker persona we all love. I've read Year One several times, also recommend this for your collection.

u/Shoola · 3 pointsr/batman

Piratebay? I would recommend buying the comic, though.

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/DieRunning · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/dick122 · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

Looking at your list, there are two in particular I wish I'd never read:

  • Locke & Key
  • Y: The Last Man

    I would give anything to be able to go back and read those for the first time ever. Same with Saga. Why isn't Saga on your list?
u/readwriteyoga · 3 pointsr/scifi

What about a graphic novel series? Saga by Brian K. Vaughan is INCREDIBLE. Highly recommend.

u/ShadowWind182 · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan is fantastic.

u/ReisaD · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/ruzkin · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

I'm gonna stretch the rules and include some comics on this list:

  1. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. Perfect in tone, pacing, characters, exposition and humour.

  2. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny. One of the greatest sci-fantasy epics of all time.

  3. The Outlaw King by S.A. Hunt. More sci-fantasy, but with the sort of trippy, psychological, anything-goes attitude that elevates it above most of the genre.

  4. Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis. Exceptional political satire contained inside in a painfully real near-future scifi wrapper. Ellis's best work, IMO.

  5. Saga by Brian K. Vaughan. Yeah, I have a soft spot for sci-fantasy, but this comic series is all about the characters, and every one of them is pure gold. Exceptional writing, great art, compelling storytelling. The complete package.
u/iamactuallyalion · 3 pointsr/TheFence

Here's the Ultimate Editions of both Second Stage and In Keeping Secrets. Hope that helps!

u/OMGitsDSypl · 3 pointsr/TheFence

Yup, you found the first half! Here's Descension.

Oh, and the hardcover books on Amazon:

The Second Stage Turbine Blade: Ultimate Edition

In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3: Ultimate Edition

And here's a trailer for the IKSoSE3 book on youtube :3.

I can't vouch for how good of a story the books are, but I got both and they look very cool. I just started SSTB a while ago, so I don't have much to judge yet.

u/Sentry_the_Defiant · 3 pointsr/TheFence

You're on the right track! You want to find the Year of the Black Rainbow novel which is available on Kindle. People occasionally sell the actual book online too, but it was only in limited print. You might be able to get a Kindle app on your computer, phone, or iOS device if you don't actually have a Kindle.

You'll also want the In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 comics. That edition should cover all of them.

The Good Apollo graphic novel is going to be made defunct whenever Claudio starts releasing the new stuff he's been working on, but who knows how long that'll be. It's really rare and expensive, so I wouldn't recommend trying to get a hold of that.

Lastly, pick up the Afterman Deluxe Edition book. That's also a rare find, because it was in limited print, so if you can't find it, it has been transcribed by someone right here in /r/TheFence!

u/Making_stuff · 3 pointsr/scifi

Other dude that commeneted on here (/u/u83rmensch) had it right w/ suggesting Thinkgeek. At least 30% of the links I'll put below are from there. They've got very Trekkie-centric gifts. If you don't like my list, just go to Thinkgeek and search "Star Trek"

Or, consider my suggestions:

  • First off, dump the pinball machine, the Klingon costume and the TOS comics. There's only a thin slice of the Trek fandom that could afford shit like that. And they know exactly what they're looking for and how to get it. A list site isn't going to help them find it.

  • Add in one/some/any of the Eaglemoss Trek replicas. They're part of the a monthly subscription service that mails you an awesome replica of all sorts of different Trek ships from throughout the series, once every month. Or just buy the one you want off of eBay.

  • Throw in a commbadge prop. Everybody loves those.

  • For the canon fan, give 'em Federation: The First 150 years - the narrative-centric version of Star Trek's history

  • For the production fan, give 'em Star Trek Vault: 40 years from the Archives, which stresses the functional and production and merchandising/marketing side of making Trek accessible to the media public.

  • The TNG hoodies are awesome.

  • Thinkgeek and co. had letter openers available, but fuck it. Get a real Bat'leth.

  • This gets into the subjective/opinion/my-2-cents sphere of opinion, which can be dangerous ground for Trekkies...but I think that, if you want to suggest a pretty spot-on and really awesome Trek comic book, you should have a look at the Assimilation^2 2-pack. I loved it.

    This is, in my opinion, a sliiiiightly more Trekkie-suave set of gifts that would surprise and entertain a fan of the series. Not all Trekkies think alike, so I'd expect a few folks might disagree with some of my suggestions, but I feel like this better represents stuff Trekkies haven't already seen time and again in stores like FYE or Hot Topic (or simply cannot afford.)
u/NinjaRammus · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

I'm planning on starting this series by buying the IDW Collection Book It looks like they're putting the micro series in correct order, but there are a few listed on the site you posted that aren't mentioned for the book. Is it missing out on a ton? Can they be easily picked up elsewhere? I may just grab the 2-3 issues digitally.

u/Corrinth · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

There's also a deluxe hardcover coming out next month, which collects the first 12 issues and a bunch of one-shots. I haven't read any of this series, but I've been planning on picking this up.

My question is, how long does it take for them to get out of the red masks and into the more familiar colors from the cartoon?

I do think the red masks look cooler, but it does make it hard to tell them apart.

u/jojirius · 3 pointsr/UnearthedArcana

What it says on the tin. Want to have a displacer beast as an animal companion? How about a guard drake, or one of the fern hounds from Guild Wars 2? Then this is for you!

More Companions

14 new ranger companions are found here that add to the utility options that the ranger excels at. Rather than give the beast master more combat power, I largely focused on giving each companion its own quirks which makes playing with each feel completely different. Inspiration came from all over - Final Fantasy, Twig, Saga, and the WotC campaign books themselves.

Dialing Back from UA

The current UA revised ranger has a lot of advantages with multiclassing that are not yet balanced, and this seeks to dial those features back a bit. It is a mix of the PHB ranger and the UA ranger, and in terms of pure combat potential this version veers closer to the PHB than the UA. It encourages creative use of the beast, but still wariness. The action economy is tied back to the Ranger and the auto revival no longer happens.

This is my first major homebrew document, so any feedback is helpful. All the companions can of course be used with the UA Revised Ranger, if one should choose to do so.

What I wanted to do was to get more utility out of the choice of animal (rather than just picking between Pounce or Pack Tactics, for example). That's how this thing started.

I thought it'd be worth sharing here. :)

On page 1 I give a detailed explanation for how I went about deciding to make the changes I did, and Page 2 summarizes the changes so you don't have to do a 1:1 comparison with existing articles out there.

Really Really Rushed Flavor Text

Not yet incorporated, but if you want more about the companions this is the fluff for them.

For convenience, UA Revised is here and leuku's post is here. Finally, the inspirations behind the 14 companions are here and here.

u/marshmallowwisdom · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

I suggest you dive right in and pick up the hardcover deluxe book, which covers issues #1-18. Volume 4 (#19-24) also comes out later this year. If you want to keep your collection more consistent, you could always pick up the softcover trades for Vol 1-3, but the hardcover includes loads of extras for pretty much the same price.

u/legalpothead · 3 pointsr/trees

Get some graphic novels to read when you're weeded. Saga, etc.

u/Gridde · 3 pointsr/lifeisstrange

Can you not get it on the UK Amazon site?

Or via Forbidden Planet?

u/Arishook · 3 pointsr/lifeisstrange

I hope so. I have nothing but my own ideas and speculations, but Chloe and Max could be in Seattle or LA. Seattle because Max has her parents there and could possible go there after the first game right. She and Chloe (Pricefield) could have a home there or something. There is a chance no matter how small it is that they saw the same footage that was recorded in the police car. Rest is self-explanatory. (Talk to Seans friends or something > maybe rewind time but not changing a thing > seek them out > Max helping Daniel to "control" his power while Chloe making Daniel tougher? I dunno.)

LA is in the way of Seans & Daniels adventure. If you look at maps there are like 4 checkpoints near the border with Mexico and before Puerto Lobos.

LA > San Diego > Tijuana (The more beliveable route imo, but I still doubt they would go to major cities)


LA > Phoenix > Tucson

While there are other cities I'm looking at it from Chloes possible viewpoint (Rachel wanted to go to LA so she is sorta honoring Rachel's/hers dream) so they could be there and I dunno save Sean & Daniel from something or someone that wants to hurt them who knows.

I know I'm cooking from water but I hope something like this will happen, I can't just abandon Chloe & Max after this journey. Also in Spring 2019 there will be a comic book collection them. (Which could possibly serve as a "more detailed bridge" that connected them and wolf brothers.)

u/lukekarts · 3 pointsr/lifeisstrange

For what it's worth it's still listed on Amazon UK (where I've pre-ordered) exactly the same as it was originally:

u/Plastic_Metal · 3 pointsr/BABYMETAL

Just preordered on Amazon. Still can’t find it?

u/ProblemBesucher · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Sensible question! A lot of people read depressing books when they are depressed! It's a bad decision.

The classic of course is Hitchhikers guide, Watzlawick's The Situation Is Hopeless But Not Serious. Then: Nietzsche's Zarathustra (chapter: The Preachers of Death), Nietzsche's Gay Science ( Chapter: Sanctus Januarius ! drags you right out of every ditch, it's beautiful life affirmation), Zweig - Decisive Moments In History. Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now made me rather happy too, light at the end of the tunnel for sure. Thoreau's Walden. It is hard I just noticed. I got so many depressing books.

And maybe listen to this

u/Kaze_Senshi · 2 pointsr/touhou

1) IN maybe

2) IN or MoF's Stage 5 maybe

3) Marine Benefit

4) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

5) The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists has an interesting story about this world saw with different eyes

6) Marine Benefit Extra Stage

u/eirtep · 2 pointsr/barstoolsports


I liked Eddie' Huang's Fresh Off The Boat. Don't let the shitty TV show (which the dude doesn't like) scare you off. It's an interesting book that covers a wide range of shit. Not just cooking or being Asian.

If you know who Eddie Huang is and you aren't a fan/don't want to give it a shot, maybe alternatively try one of Anthony Bourdain's books. I personally haven't ready them though.

The Heart of the Sea: Tragedy of the Whale ship Essex again, ignore the shitty movie. Well, I haven't seen it but I assume so. Very interesting true story about a whaling ship in 1800 something that's destroyed by a sperm whale and the shipwrecked crew tries to survive. Basically a real life Moby Dick - Herman Melville based his story on the Essex.

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is an easy entertaining easy read. I'm now realizing all of recommendations all seem to have movies but that's coincidence. I was also gonna say American Psycho.

Books are cool. I don't read enough anymore.

u/AlphaBetaParkingLot · 2 pointsr/books

It's also one of those books you will find yourself picking up again many times. Either to re-read the whole series or pick out a few great passages.

Also worth noting that The Hitchhiker's Guide has been made into virtually every single form of storytelling medium:

u/rasputine · 2 pointsr/starcitizen

Douglas Adams.

Read a book.

u/adragonisnoslave · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I LOVE NAIL POLISHHH. AND SPACE THEMED GODDDD GET AT ME. Are you on /r/randomactsofpolish?

I added both Galactose Intolerance and Protoplanetary Disco because THEY ARE BOTH SO PRETTY!!

And this is quite obviously space-related. ;)

To infinity and beyond!

u/strangenchanted · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

Dune by Frank Herbert.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams. You have probably read it, but if you haven't, it's superbly funny sci-fi comedy.

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. A book that I re-read once every few years, and every time I find something new in it.

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon. A gripping, heartbreaking non-fiction book about police detectives. It inspired the acclaimed TV series "Homicide: Life on the Street." Simon would go on to create "The Wire."

The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy. Noir-ish procedural crime fiction. If you enjoy "Homicide," you may well like this.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, "a philosophical novel about two men, two women, a dog and their lives in the Prague Spring of the Czechoslovak Communist period in 1968," according to Wikipedia. One of my favorite books.

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. Detective novel meets sci-fi in one mind-bending existential work. If you watch "Fringe," well, this book is Fringe-y... and more.

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis. Time travel. Victorian England. A tea cozy mystery of sorts.

Graphic novels! Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman. Love And Rockets by The Hernandez brothers. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Hayao Miyazaki. Elektra: Assassin by Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz. And of course, Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. To discover yet more great comic books, check out the Comics College series.

u/alpha-bomb · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I know I do not qualify for the contest (I got here from /r/personalfinance of all places =) but in honor of towel day I would suggest:

Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy

or, and this one is ever better

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide

u/Lumploaf · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Smokey, because his fur :)


Thanks! enjoy your new kitten :D

u/pineapplesf · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

I take it from Harry Potter and Divergent he likes strong, morally-white protagonists on journeys to save the world. I don't know his exact reading level or interests, so I will make the following suggestions by category. I ranked books in each category by difficulty.


Teen Fantasy:


Dealing with Dragons: Funny, easy to read, dragons, magic, and sarcasm.

The Lioness Series, Immortal Series, or The Magic Circle Series: Strong female leads and interesting to read with great stories (Think Mulan). My brother loved them.

Artemis Fowl: Strong, morally ambiguous but ultimately altruistic, sarcastic, and smart protagonist against the world.

User Unfriendly: Dudes get sucked into a video/rpg and try to get out without dying. Like Tron, but less sci-fi and more fantasy.

Halo: One of my brothers who HATES reading -- or at least is incredibly picky actually stayed up all night to finish four of Halo books. He also really likes the games. I don't know which one is the first or the best but this one had the best reviews. I dunno if it is dark either -- I haven't read it :'(.

The Dark Elf Trilogy: Darker than anything else I have on here (or can be) hero vs world type fantasy. Drizzit = my brothers' hero growing up. Kinda WOW-esque? Having played both, I understand how much of WOW is inspired by DnD. I personally didn't like this.

Redwall: Harder to read, talking animals save the world from other talking animals. I personally hated this series, but my brothers read every single book in the series at the time.


Adult Fantasy:


Magician: Magic, totally badass protagonist, BORING first couple chapters, but ultimately the most OP hero I have ever read. Amazing, truly amazing. I think it is two-three books in the first series.

Harper Hall: Dragons, music, strong, but lost protagonist. Deals with sexism and gender biased. The other books in the cycle range from sci-fi to political fantasy.

Dragonbone Chair: Strong, badass hero vs a dragon. What happens? He becomes more badass. It is a lighter verison of LOTR/Sword of Shanara (which is probably too much politics/genetics/enviromental commentary -- generally boring-- for him right now) --

An even lighter alternative, more teen book is Eragon. That being said, I absolutely DETESTED these books. I don't care if he was 16, he didn't coming up with any of his own material. But -- a lot of people really like it, so your brother might!




Ender's game: Amazing ending, especially if he likes videogames. I haven't seen the movie, but my Dad said it was "loosely inspired" from the book. All I know is the book was world-changing. It has some legitimately dark points (like gouging out a giants eye or drowning puppies).

Johnny Maxwell Trilogy: This dude is cool. I didn't know until I linked it that it is hard to get a copy >.<.

Dune: This, like LOTR, is VERY political and can be very easily boring. It might also be too adult or hard for him. There is mental illness and just crazy people in the later books.


Mature Humor:


He should be ready for some British humor, which is a little more mature than American humor (sorry) and much more sarcastic. You also have to be in the mood for it, especially if you aren't expecting it.

Sourcery: Really, really funny.

Hitchhiker's Guide: Also funny.

Magic Kingdom for Sale -- Sold: American. Funny take on fantasy books.


I kept away from darker books where the protagonist is morally grey (Artemis fowl and Drizzit being exceptions -- though they are both still definitely heros), sex, questionable themes, or general mental derangement.

I also stayed away from more modern books, which I have read a lot of if you would like recommendations for those instead. I read a lot in general, so if you have a questions about a book in particular, I can try to help.

Edit: Links

u/librariowan · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Wow, this list is all over the map!

Personally, I would read Saga or Hitchhiker's Guide next. If you want something similar in pace and tone to Dark Matter you can't go wrong with The Martian or Ready Player One. Handmaid's Tale, Wool, Station Eleven, and Red Rising are all dystopian, so if you really liked 1984 pick one of those. 11/22/63 isn't really hard sci-fi, I'd call it more speculative/alternative history. If you do read and enjoy 11/22/63 then go with Kindred (or vice versa).

u/Klankins · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You must have been hitting the books hard. I only ended up with a few cents back.

Don't Sue People Panda

u/g4m3k33p3r · 2 pointsr/books

Here's a small list of easily accessible sci-fi that had me hooked to the genre. They are, in my humble opinion, some of the greatest books/authors of the genre.

Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert Heinlein)

A Deepness in the Sky

Rainbows End (both by Vernor Vinge)

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K. Dick)

They also all appear to be available for your Kindle.

u/WolfSpiderBuddy · 2 pointsr/PacificRim

There is a comic called Pacific Rim: Year Zero that has some of these monsters and their names. There is also the "making of" book called Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monsters.

Both are really, really good. Neither of them has all of these names and in fact some are sort of contradictory. I don't have it in front of me but as one example, Mutavore is called Bladehead in Man, Machines, and Monsters.

u/egurre · 2 pointsr/movies

There is a comic Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero where, if I remember well there is a explanation about why they need two pilots or why they don´t use nukes.

PD: Also it is a great choice to warm up for the movie

u/derpepper · 2 pointsr/movies

I heard Tales from Year Zero is a pretty good prequel. Haven't read it yet myself, though.

u/mdanko · 2 pointsr/movies

Your guess is as good as mine. If you search amazon I have found some additional information about the pacific rim universe, this book appears to be official.

And it appears there is more mecha than was actually included with the film.

This book also looks official, and interesting.

Buy it up, vote with you rdollars. Show the industry we want this and they will make more of it.

u/Ontheroadtonowhere · 2 pointsr/movies

The comic goes into that a bit. Tales from Year Zero.

u/MyCoolYoungHistory · 2 pointsr/movies
u/Anus_Blenders · 2 pointsr/movies

Lol thanks. My old account was Anus_Blender without the s and I deleted it. Then I regretted it and made this.

Anyway, Civil War is pretty good. It was controversial at the time because a lot of people felt like Marvel made the characters do things way out of character. I liked it though. But if you like Iron Man you probably don't want to start there.

Infinity is a recent-ish event. I loved it. It takes the Avengers and puts them in a cosmic setting. There are giant space battles, Thanos, and all sorts of good stuff.

There's the entire Annihilation group of stories. Guardians of the Galaxy spawned from that and it's really good.

For older stuff there are so many... but Infinity Gauntlet is a classic cosmic story about Thanos pretty much killing everything. Walter Simonson's Thor run is pretty much required reading for any Thor fan.

This is getting long so I'll just stop. There are tons of good ones out there and your taste may be different from mine. I'd look here for more.

As for buying physical copies, you could look on Amazon or your local comic shop. I only read digital so I can't say much about that.

u/Varranis · 2 pointsr/marvelstudios

There's so much going on in the comics that the best way to learn is to get immersed in a good story. That said, I very highly recommend the following:

Thor: God of Thunder #1 - #11 by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic (#1 - #5 are on Kindle unlimited here)
Thanos Vol. 2 #13 - #18 by Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw
Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 - #5 by Donny Cates and Dylan Burnett
Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic
Venom Vol. 4 #1 - #6 (on Kindle Unlimited)
Infinity Gauntlet by Jim Starlin and George Perez
The Vision #1 - #12 by Tom King and Gabriel Walta

Some of those directly influenced the movies, some are just amazing stories in their own right.

I've heard Hickman's Fantastic Four and Avengers runs are very good as well, but I haven't read them myself.

Some ongoing books worth checking out are:

House of X / Powers of X
Immortal Hulk
Absolute Carnage

u/Nscope90 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Hey buddy. Just fyi, r/comicbooks will be the last place that says your strange and or weird for liking comics, dive deep into em for goodness sake! I'm 26 and I started collecting at around 21 myself. It's been nothing but a pleasure and I'm glad I got myself into the world of comics. I sincerely understand why you have that concern but you should ask yourself this, while we're experiencing the medium of comics surge in popularity like never before, isn't now a better time than ever to unashamedly dive into it?

Physical books are absolutely still strong in the medium and are showing no signs of losing their relevance in the market.

I would suggest you start with these two books for a broad first look into the big two publishers Marvel and DC.

This storyline is what the entire series of Marvel films has been leading into. It features a vast array of characters in a plot that's easy to follow and requires only a very basic knowledge of Marvel's roster of characters to get to grips with it.

This book is widely regarded as one of the best if not the best Batman story. I couldn't recommend this book highly enough.

If you have specific characters in mind that you want to explore, try the search bar in this sub for previous posts asking about them.

u/johnnyboyyy23 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Good picks!

Also, I have a stupid question. Do you get the entire story if you buy the graphic novels like this? Like is all of Infinity Gauntlet or Old Man Logan contained in these collections? I'm always confused when looking for story arcs to buy.

u/iwrestledabeartwiceq · 2 pointsr/Marvel

You'll want to read Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos and then The Infinity Gauntlet. You can continue the Infinity Saga after that which is Infinity War and then Infinity Crusade Vol. 1 and 2 but the important part is all in the first two TPBs that I linked.

u/gray_decoyrobot · 2 pointsr/marvelstudios

Both are good but Infinity Gauntlet is a bit easier to get into than as Hickman's Infinity is a lot more continuity based. With Infinity Gauntlet you can just get [these] ( two [paperbacks] ( and read them.

I'd say Thanos Quest and Infinity Gauntlet is more important as Infinity War seems to draw more from them than Infinity.

u/arkain123 · 2 pointsr/starcraft

It's a saga called Infinity Gauntlet.

u/Dark_Matter_God · 2 pointsr/Marvel
  1. Infinity Gauntlet #1-6
  2. Tie-ins are non-essential.
  3. You don't have to read it. But I'd recommend reading it as it is a good lead up story. You should pick up this trade instead of the Epic Collection: The Epic Collection doesn't contain Silver Surfer #34-38 which covers Thanos' resurrection and motivation. The trade contains the 2 Thanos Quest issues that cover how he gets all 6 stones. It is a direct prelude into Infinity Gauntlet.
  4. Yep.
u/blazemongr · 2 pointsr/marvelstudios

Preceded by The Thanos Quest if you want the background.

Included in “Rebirth of Thanos

u/nickmazzetti · 2 pointsr/inthesoulstone

Do yourself a favor and read Silver Surfer (1987) #34-38 and Thanos Quest #1-2. Some of the best stuff I've read and will give you a better perspective about the character.


u/GreninjaStar · 2 pointsr/Marvel

Thanos Quest is also collected in Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos and it also shows how Thanos was revived just before Infinity Gauntlet.

u/kevinrk23 · 2 pointsr/StarWars

I'm like you, I'm not much into comic books, I only read them because it's Star Wars. You'll get the hang of how things work. Anyway, both comics follow the same general storyline, I highly recommend reading them in order. It goes SW 1, SW 2, SW 3, DV 1, SW 4, DV 2, DV 3, DV 4, SW 5, DV 5, SW 6, DV 6. The numbers correspond to the issue number, you can find it at the beginning of the comic.

u/BlueSapphyre · 2 pointsr/Shaboozey

Hm. ok. I'm going to assume it's the new canon ones, like Darth Vader, Skywalker Strikes, Shattered Empire are just some of them. Leia's book is really good.

u/Raelshark · 2 pointsr/starwarscanon

Yeah, so companies will periodically put out a printed edition of a comic series that includes several individual issues. This is usually called a trade paperback (TPB). That print version is available in comic shops or other bookstores but are also available on Amazon. Earlier collections are often available at libraries too.

These same collections are usually available in digital form, and usually cheaper that way (especially when on sale) so it's just a question of whether you prefer a physical copy of a comic series to own on your bookshelf or a digital version you can read anywhere.

As an example, here's the paperback version of Volume 1 of the main Star Wars series, which collects issues 1-6. Buying it this way is much cheaper than buying all the individual issues - you just have to wait a few months longer for the collections to be released.

Does that answer your question?

u/vitcavage · 2 pointsr/StarWars

That's the first collected volume. Here's more info on the comic including release dates and reading order (with Vader Down)...

u/BaraBatman · 2 pointsr/DCcomics

First of all, I would like to propose a change. Instead of a Stan Lee quote in each veteran thread, I would love to see this Burton one:
>"The reason I've never been a comic book fan — and I think it started when I was a child — is because I could never tell which box I was supposed to read."

This week I'm light on questions, I was busy with college

  1. Were comics always released on Wednesdays? Apart from if they were monthly or biweekly or whatever, was Wednesday the day the hit the stands? Since Action Comics #1? This seems pretty improbable

  2. Do we have any news about a hardcover of Omega Men? Does the current paperback have any extras?

  3. Do trades tend to come with the variant covers printed in the back, or some kind of gallery at the end? I would love to have every DK3 variant in a trade somewhere

  4. Is DC Universe Legacies good?

  5. Does this Kingdom Come TPB bring any cool extras? Because I heard somewhere the story had an epilogue or something...
u/BigXanth · 2 pointsr/DCcomics

Kingdom Come is a personal favourite and is widely considered to have some of the best artwork around; Ross and Waid really set the bar here in my opinion.

Ongoing wise; you can't really falter with Aquaman/Green Lantern/Justice League and Batman; although it's a bit shakier than the others in my opinion. To get started with these get yourself over to Amazon and buy a couple of volume 1's.

u/Rainingmadness · 2 pointsr/DCcomics

I'd like to vote Alex Ross' Kingdom Come as next week's book club choice. Anybody who is anybody that has read this book knows why I am suggesting it. I was going to suggest Justice, but that was in the archives. That is all I got.

u/BiDo_Boss · 2 pointsr/DCcomics

Okay, man, I got you. First of all, I'd like to direct you to which is basically tumblr-hosted recommendation lists recommended by /co/ (comic book board on 4chan). They have recommendations for every Marvel and DC character/team you could think of. They have recommendations from other publishers as well. You'll also find plenty of guides and reading order lists, which can really come in handy. Start navigating from that column on the right. You'll find recommended readings for the vast majority of the characters you named.

I'd also like to point you to, which is a list of important tie-ins to the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis. The goal is to give readers a list and order of books to read that will give them the whole story and still fit nicely on one shelf. Note that this doesn't include every major event in DC history that happened between the Crises, just those that somehow tie in to the Crises themselves. For example, it has info about 52, but makes no mention of Flashpoint.

Also, for the publication history of all crossovers and major events, the Wikipedia article does a really neat job.

Also, I'd recommend checking out the sidebars of /r/Batman and /r/WonderWoman. Also, even though you're apparently not very interested in them at the moment, you can check out the sidebars for /r/theFlash and /r/Superman when you feel like it. For other characters you can't go wrong with /r/DCcomics' sidebar.

However, I understand that, sometimes, one likes to have some interaction with the recommenders. For that, I'd point you to /r/comicbooksuggest. Unfortunately, the sub has too few recommenders, but each and every one of them is extremely helpful.

Nonetheless, I'm not telling you this as a cop out, and I'll still do my best to provide with recommendations along with their respective Amazon links. With that said...

> Also theres a group I'm interested in with MMH, Catwoman, Green Latern, Katana, Stargirl, and Hawkman. Not sure what the name of the group is though.

As /u/Aqualac said, that was the Justice League of America of Prime Earth (the main earth in the new 52). Now, they have a slightly different roster, and are called Justice League Canada. They star in the all-new monthly series Justice League United, written by Jeff Lemire. The first volume trade comes out March 10^th. Now, as for the adventures of the Justice League of America, they were collected in 2 trades. The first one, Justice League of America Vol. 1: World's Most Dangerous (The New 52), is written by Geoff Johns. The second one, Justice League of America Vol. 2: Survivors of Evil (The New 52). If I were you, I'd get the first trade (you can never go wrong with Geoff Johns) and get the second one if you find yourself still interested. I haven't read either of them, though, to be completely frank.

Now, before you try to "get into" any individual character, I'd really recommend reading Kingdom Come by Mark Waid, and also Watchmen by Alan Moore. They are both outstanding graphic novels, written by 2 of the best comic writers in history. They don't follow the "comic book formula" and every character is multi-dimentional and complex. Both graphic novels have superb art as well. You'll most definitely love them.

There's also the 52 Omnibus, which is unlike anything you'll ever read. If you're willing to splash some cash, don't hesitate; it's absolutely fantastic. The series was written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, and Mark Waid. Those are, like, 4 of the best comic book writers of all time. The series consists of 52 issues, published weekly for one year, each issue detailing an actual week chronicling the events that took place during the missing year after the end of Infinite Crisis. As you see, after Infinite Crisis, the DC Universe skipped ahead one year, and 52 was the story of what happened in that missing year. The year following Infinite Crisis was a year without Superman, a year without Batman, a year without Wonder Woman, but not a year without heroes, of course. In this unique series, the lives of the inhabitants of the DC universe are chronicled in a weekly "real-time" basis, where each chapter represents one week of these characters' lives. 52 stars nearly the entire cast of the DC Universe, most notably: The Question, Steel, Ralph Dibney, Booster Gold, Renee Montoya, Lobo, Starfire, Animal Man, Lex Luthor, Adam Strange, and Black Adam.

You can read 52 without Infinite Crisis and still understand completely, I wouldn't say it's required reading. But reading Infinite Crisis first would definitely enhance the experience, and it gives you a good idea of where Ralph is coming from during 52. Not to mention that Infinite Crisis is excellent in its own right. Still, the 52 Omnibus costs a lot, so it's understandable if you don't want to buy anything along with it. Which is why I'm letting you know that you don't really need to read Infinite Crisis to understand 52, just by reading the 1-page recap included at the beginning of the 52 Omnibus you will be okay to enjoy this Omnibus. Also, note that this series has nothing to do with the new 52, it ran from May 2006 to May 2007.

I linked you to the Infinite Crisis trade paperback, which collects Infinite Crisis #1-7. Which is the main series, which contains the core story. However, if you really have the money, you'd want to check out Infinite Crisis Omnibus. It collects the main series, and also tons of lead-ups, tie-ins, and spin-offs. It have over 1400 pages in it! And the best part is how is collected. All the content is collected in chronological order. These 2 Amazon reviews were extremely helpful. Here's one, and here's the other.

I'm not done, by the way. It's just everything I wanted to say won't fit in one comment, so I'll have to split it into 2. Reddit has a 10,000 character limit per comment. To be continued in another comment in reply to this one.

u/kyrie-eleison · 2 pointsr/AskReddit
u/PitifulAntagonist · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

I’m assuming you probably heard or read a lot of these already but their worth repeating on the chance that you haven’t.

  • The first four volumes of Superman/Batman are probably the best stand alone team up stories those two characters probably ever had. Between the four they deal with the kind of stories that only superhero books have done well. Things like multiple universe, massive crossovers, time travel, and introductions of legacy characters. They are also just damn good reads.

  • Kingdom Come is another story that really could only be done well in a superhero book. If you haven’t read it then you really need too.

  • Volume One and Volume Two of DC: The new Frontier are timeless superhero stories that really exhibits what makes them so special.

  • All Star Superman shows what a modern version of a Silver Age story would like. This has the special sauce that made comics good back in the 60s and 70s and its one of the best Superman stories ever told.

  • Superman: Red Son best example of an Elseword or Alternate universe story. Really good.

  • Marvel’s Secret Wars should be required reading. Kind of like how Catcher in the Rye or To Kill a Mockingbird is in public schools. It’s a corner stone for comics.

  • Crisis On Infinite Earths: If Secret Wars is Catcher in the Rye then Crisis is War and Peace. It is a tuff read for a new reader but it is masterpiece in terms of craft, storytelling, and the weaving of continuity.

  • Identity Crisis was mentioned before but I’ll repeat it because it is the superhero story the deals with issues typically never addressed in superhero books. It is controversial for some of the things that happen but ultimately very good book.

  • Superman: Our Worlds at War is probably a bit difficult to find at the point but it is a massive phone book size trade that show what a good multi author/artist collaborative crossover event can be like.

  • The Long Halloween and Dark Victory are two timeless Batman stories. I don’t care for Batman comics but these books are so good that even I like them.

  • Astro City just started back up again so a new printing of the first story should be just around the corner. It is a celebration of everything that make superhero comics great. Keep an eye out for this one.
u/ChickenInASuit · 2 pointsr/graphicnovels

Check out some more Matt Kindt work - Mind MGMT is fabulous, and I really enjoyed Red Handed.

Also, if you want the DC version of Civil War, released ten years earlier and (IMO) much, much better, give Kingdom Come by Mark Waid a look.

I haven't read Bunn's Deadpool, but IMO the absolute best Deadpool is Joe Kelly's.

Just some other books to check out:

u/tethadam · 2 pointsr/DCcomics

I guess I will repost what I posted last time this was asked.

The best series was "The power of Shazam!" by Jerry Ordway. It was also his last series. There have been a bunch of mini-series since then. Shazam and the Monster Society of Evil. Superman/Shazam First Thunder is a amazing mini-series. Also there is Kingdom Come, people love that but honestly its not about Captain Marvel/Shazam its about Superman. Finally you have Alex Ross and Paul Dini's masterpiece Shazam: Power of Hope, it is one of the best stories of Captain Marvel/Shazam.

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/JakeRoc · 2 pointsr/videos
u/CaveatLusor · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Fair warning my tastes run to the non cape and stuff outside the "Big 2"

Fell, Transmetropolitan, The Authority all by Warren Ellis

Empire - Mark Waid

Preacher, The Boys - Garth Ennis

Absolution - Christos Gage

Incognito - Ed Brubaker

Powers - Brian Michael Bendis, to a lesser degree

off the top of my head

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/LaverniousJames · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Birthday! <333

The fact that it is the weekend and that Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow makes me happy. >:D

My favorite food varies month to month. But, at this point, probably Parmesan Twists. :DD

Here is the item from the WL. I have always wanted to read it. :3

Have a good day! :D

u/BeenWavy07 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

The Rebirth run is good too, but there is a trade called "Green Lantern: Rebirth" which is the start of Geoff Johns' run. It's a must-read IMO for any GL fan, especially since you already read SCW.

u/NinjaSupplyCompany · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Awesome thanks so much.

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u/chkenwaffle · 2 pointsr/comicbookcollecting

So I'll start with DC as i know more about that. Flash and GL might confuse you a bit at the start but don't worry just persist through and google when needed.

For Green Lantern I would definitely start with Geoff Johns run on the character, it's a personal favourite and has had quite the hand in settng up Green Lantern and the corps as it is today. Now since you haven't read and 90s GL you might be confused but dont worry, Johns retells a lot of the main stuff you need to know from the 90s stuff and helps new readers understand, and of course google as well! He also does a retold origin of Hal Jordan a little bit into it.

For Johns run start at Green Lantern: Rebirth (not to be confused with the current DC line revival). Its a series that can be purchased in a Trade Paperback (the totality of a story arc collected into one grapic novel) here . After done reading this you can continue on by following this reading order . This site is really handy for new readers. It has reading orders for a ton of different titles that can help guide you, this specific list breaks it down in the trades and then single issues that make up a trade.

Ok i didn't plan to write this much lol. I will DM you Flash and Spider-man as well so youdont have to read a big wall of text. And you can also DM me any questions anytime, always happy to guide new readers.

u/BladePocok · 2 pointsr/DCcomics

For Flash:

Barry Allen started his carrier in the comics in 1959 until 1985 and then he was absent on until 2009. His modern-age series called The Flash: Rebirth when he returned. After that 2 trades came (In comics, a trade paperback (often shortened to trade) is a collection of stories originally published in comic books, reprinted in book format, usually capturing one story arc from a single title or a series of stories with a connected story arc or common theme.) called The Flash Vol. 1: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues and The Flash Vol. 2: The Road to Flashpoint.

After these, a HUGE event came that changed everything called Flashpont that "reset" the continuity and started the New 52 age and it's first story-line called The Flash, Vol. 1: Move Forward . This series (New52) lasted till Spring 2016 and collected 9 trades (the show you watched is based on this era). In early 2016 DC Rebirth came (only name change, everything is continued from New52) but a huge exception: a long missing character came back to the grand scene who was missing for so long. Rebirth's first trade is The Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice

So if you are interested in Barry (overall) start with The Flash: Rebirth and move onward to Flashpont, but you can just start with The Flash, Vol. 1: Move Forward or DC Rebirth and The Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice, then read everything up to today. (there was a Flash event called Flash War which ended a few months ago)

(there is an omnibus on sale at the moment (a collection of multiple trades) called The Flash By Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato Omnibus that collects the first 4 trades of the New 52 era.

For Superman:

His New 52 story wasn't that great (if you ask 10 people, almost 9 of them will tell you that you should skip that era), but there are 3 "essential" TPBs in that period of time:

Superman: The Men of Tomorrow by Geoff Johns

Lois Lane and Clark

Superman: The Final Days of Superman

After these, you can start with Superman Vol. 1: Son Of Superman and move forward with the volumes until a strange storyline called Superman:Reborn that ends the Final Days of Superman story. Rebirth's final TPB called Superman Vol. 7: Bizarroverse (not out yet), which is followed by a fresh new start called The Man of Steel that kicks out Superman #1 (remember, we started from New 52, yet Superman: Reborn came along)

(but if you want a full reading, you can easily start with Superman Vol. 1: What Price Tomorrow? New 52 TPB.)

About Action Comics: compared to Superman solo series, Action Comics is more about Metropolis and things happening NOT JUST with Superman, but with his friends and family etc. The first 3 volumes of New 52 were fantastic, written by Grant Morrison (starting with [Action Comics Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel] ( ) but overall the whole New 52 was a decent run.

After New 52, Rebirth's first volume's called Action Comics Vol. 1: Path Of Doom

For Aquaman:

I highly recommend starting with New 52 and move forward to Rebirth and more, as it is a great adventure seeing Aquaman in action during that period of time, lots of fun and interesting stories.

New 52 first volume/TPB called Aquaman Vol. 1: The Trench

Rebirth first volume called Aquaman Vol. 1: The Drowning

Also have to mention that the new movie coming out soon is LOOSLY (not entirely, but still) based on the story-line called Aquaman Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis (new52)

For Batman:

There is a new kind of book format coming out just now called "Essential Edition" which is basically pack of 2 (or more) volumes/TPBs in 1 book.

Batman's story starts WAY before New 52 (his and Green Lantern's history wasn't "deleted", so everything happened in the past, is still here with us), so it is advisable to start at least Year One, then jump into New 52 via Batman: The Court of Owls Saga (DC Essential Edition) , which is followed by a great arc called Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family and others as well. It is highly recommend to read through the whole New 52 series, as it is a MASTERPIECE!

Rebirth starts with Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham

Just like Action Comics is connected to Superman, here Detective Comics connected with Batman. Detective Comics is about the Bat-family operating in Gotham City, solving mysteries etc.

New 52 first TPB Detective Comics Vol. 1: Faces of Death

Rebirth first TPB Detective Comics Vol. 1: Rise of the Batmen

For Green Lantern:

Just like Batman, Green Lantern's story wasn't deleted prior New 52, everything that happened BEFORE, is still here with is (even today). Yet you don't have to start at the very beginning, there is a really respectable writer called Geoff Johns (mentioned earlier) who started to write Green Lantern back in 2005 (long time ago) and his work laid down the basics of the mythos around the Lantern Corps, the different rings, lot of intergalactic battles etc.

His first work was Green Lantern: Rebirth, followed by many over the years. I mentioned the Omnibus format back at The Flash, for Green Lantern it is highly recommended to get through his story (as it is a HUGE connected story from the Green Lantern Rebirth) via those books

Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol. 1

Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol. 2

Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol. 3

After these, the overall story continues in the Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army and Green Lantern: The Wrath of the First Lantern TPBs.

Just like Action Comics and Detective Comics, there is a companion series for the "main" Green Lantern books, called Green Lantern Corps. Before New 52, the old TPBs weren't reprinted, so it is hard to collect that era (starts with Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1: To Be a Lantern ) but the New 52 books are much more widely available. The first one is Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1: Fearsome.

After New 52, the "main" Green Lantern book becomes Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1: Sinestro's Law and the Green Lantern Corps to Green Lanterns Vol. 1: Rage Planet.

Wow it is a huge list and lot of stuff. I missed a few things, but even if you start reading these, you won't be disappointed for a while. (and when you're not sure how/where to next, just ask me or anyone here on Reddit). For the buying process: there are a few options: local comic shop (LCS), amazon, ebay, (if you are UK based),, for starters.

Hope this helps!

u/Wallzo · 2 pointsr/whowouldwin

Green Lantern Rebirth by Geoff Johns

Indestructible Hulk by Mark Waid

Deadpool by Brian Posehn and Gerry Dugan. Best Deadpool book in a very very very long time, and it's relatively new. The current arc is some of the best Deadpool I've EVER read.

Deathstroke & Silver Surfer I don't have any recommendations for.

u/kosmoskatten · 2 pointsr/lanterncorps

it doesn't say unless I'm blind, but I'm willing to guess that's a hardcover edition. I prefer paperbacks for comics and I have this ordinary edition which is about half price GL: Rebirth. also note that both your and my site are american, surely you or your shop can find something if not from germany at least european.

other than that it's a fine place to start and welcome to the corps

u/Milwaukee_Talkie · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Great suggestion! Looks to be appropriate. I want to buy them all in one book (graphic novel?) so I don't have to buy a bunch of small issues. Is this where I would want to start?:

u/EricIsEric · 2 pointsr/batman

Batman has been published non-stop since 1939, so yes, it is still being published, and there is a lot of it. As to reading most, you have tens of thousands of comics to read (if not more) so it is unlikely that you will be able to read all of the Batman comics. That reading list on the side is comprised of above average graphic novels (which are generally a "run" of comics that tell a self contained story, where as if you buy a single comic on its own it likely will not make sense because it will likely be in the middle of a story arc). So I recommend buying graphic novels because they are a self contained story, meaning that you don't need other comics to understand the plot. All of the ones on the side there are really great, but there are so many other great graphic novels, for instance, you mentioned that you liked the game Arkham Asylum, which was loosely based on the graphic novel of the same name. If you really want to try to read all the Batman stories in order I recommend The Batman Chronicles which is a republication of every Batman comic in order of publication, but you should really read some other graphic novels first because The Batman Chronicles starts with the 1939 comics, and the Batman mythos have changed a lot since then, also, because there are so many comics The Batman Chronicles are expensive, so far 10 volumes have been released and they have only gotten to 1943, so it will be many volumes before they reach some of the best Batman stories. I hope I helped and feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Also, I recommend the graphic novels Year One, The Dark Knight Returns, The Killing Joke, Hush, and The Long Halloween.

u/Monktank · 2 pointsr/CardinalsBookClub

Cool cool yeah Saga kind of covers all genres so I think it is easy for anyone to get into. Plus the artist has won like 5 consecutive Eisner Awards for her art which is one of the most prestigious comic/graphic novel awards.

Definitely recommend reading on a tablet or computer monitor if no physical copy.

Couple more recommendations to add to your list if you are feeling comics again:
Chew - - action/adventure/comedy series - 60 issues total
Deadly Class - - Focuses on a school of assassins - pilot airs soon or did recently on Scy-Fy - currently ongoing but tons of volumes out at the moment
Y: The Last Man - - About a man and his monkey during end times, one of my favorites - 60 issues total

u/FlightsFancy · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

I'm just returning to comics after several years' absence. Also, my tastes are...suspect.

  1. Superman: Secret Identity (Kurt Busiek)

  2. Blankets (Craig Thompson)

  3. Catwoman: Volume I-III (Ed Brubaker, Darwyn Cook)

  4. Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra

  5. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1 (Alan Moore)

  6. Batman: Long Halloween (Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale)

  7. Batman: Bruce Wayne Murderer?/Fugitive (various)

  8. A Superman for All Seasons (Loeb and Sale again)

  9. Batman, Super Man, Wonder Woman: Trinity (Matt Wagner)

  10. Batman: Tenses (Jim Casey and Cully Hammer)
u/funkyb · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

>The word is actually quite beautiful, related to Cunina, the roman goddess who protects sleeping infants. It means all-knowing, all-powerful.

>Of course, men attempted to rob us of cunt's ancient magic by making the word taboo.

>Now that the beasts are gone, it's time we reclaim our proper title.

>Don't fear what you are, sister. Embrace it.

Dudeses, downvotes? But it's a good comic.

u/bendistraw · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My cheapest item is only $5.64. Under $60 would be this great item so my SO can sing in the shower.

Thanks and good luck all!

u/mishagale · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Saga Volume One would certainly make me smile, Rasta!

u/ReverendDoWrong · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

I agree with Zerujin. I just recently got back into comics and Daredevil and Hawkeye are my favorites so far. I tried jumping into Flash, Superman, Fantastic Four, and Fables without much luck.

Along with Hawkeye and Daredevil, Swamp Thing and Venom are also new-reader friendly, in my opinion.

Batman Zero Year (a year long "new" origin story) just started so that book is safe to jump into, starting with issue #21.

Also, highly recommended for new readers:
Saga TPB Vol. 1 -- only $7!

u/sakuratsuji · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


My goal is to find the proper doctors so I can fix my depression. I'm doing my best to keep my head up (even bought myself a mala to meditate and keep positive) but it's a day to day thing. I'd like to feel normal for once sometime in the future :)

Forgot to link amazon items, derp! This or [this](] or this would be lovely :)

u/Bayls_171 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

100% good decision. Too many people spend a lot of time on superheroes and never get around to what the rest of the medium has to offer. I mean superheroes are cool but there is so much out there

Ultimate Spider-Man is definitely a great place to start. Digital and print

If you like fantasy and are ok with nudity, read Saga. Digital and print

>Is there a difference between Marvel and DC except for the different superheroes?

Less than some would like you to think. Honestly its hard to say there's any meaningful difference between them because its hard to make a statement that is true about all of their comics from all periods, because they put out so. many. books.

Generally, Marvel centres around concepts and characters made by Stan Lee (Spider-Man, Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Daredevil), Steve Ditko (Spider-Man, Dr Strange), or Jack Kirby (Captain America, Fantastic Four, Avengers, X-Men and most importantly the Machine Man), or a combination of those three. DC characters have been created by a lot of different people over a much longer timespan. But even that isn't really true since 80% of the street level Marvel characters like Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones were created over a very long time, and the best X-Men were created in the 70s/80s by Len Wein and Claremont

Also, over the last decade Marvel's stuff tends to be much more intertwined thanks to shitty line-wide events, while DC's is, generally, more separate. But even that isn't true since in the New 52 DC's continuity was quite close together, even without events

The biggest difference between them is that at any one time one of them is in the shit, while the other one is doing well. Generally. Sometimes they're both shit. Sometimes they're both ok

edit: also what country do you live in? if you're buying print books I could try and give recommendations for websites to use

u/madicienne · 2 pointsr/fantasywriters

It's a comic, but very recent: Saga! Fantastic blend of space, new worlds, new life, tech and magic. Main characters think it's completely normal both to cast spells and to carry laser guns.

Sorry not sorry about your new addiction :)

u/tandem7 · 2 pointsr/Wishlist

I just finished the first volume of Saga on the weekend, and was pretty impressed with it.

It's a graphic novel, and the artwork is pretty amazing - it's also the 2013 Hugo award winner for best graphic story, if that matters to you. The story follows two soldiers from opposite sides, falling in love, having a baby, and finding their place in the universe. It's a little bit sexy, a whole lot clever, and actually pretty original for the sci-fi genre (where almost everything has been done to death already).

u/LittleHelperRobot · 2 pointsr/comicbooks


u/citizen_reddit · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Two races are at war; a man from one side and a woman from another fall in love and have a child, and they are mercilessly pursued for having done so.

There is space travel, magic, humor, action, and tragedy mixed liberally into the story.

The first trade is pretty cheap, I'd advise you to pick it up and give it a try as it is not the sort of series that is forgiving if you happen to skip parts of it.

u/bethrevis · 2 pointsr/YAwriters

I recently got the Princess Leia comic. I'm woefully behind on comics, and picked up several in a recent splurge, including the latest Saga (can't wait!) and Zodiac Starforce (which looks awesome--kind of like an older, more bitter Sailor Moon after the girl grow up a bit)

Anyway, I liked the Princess Leia comic. Particular favorite bits about it:

  • It's complete, so I got the whole story in one book. InuYasha burned me on multi-book series bad.
  • It tells the story between A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back. It's basically about what Princess Leia does after both Alderaan and the Death Star are destroyed.
  • It had good strong themes of doing what you feel is right, even when it goes against duty; feminism; and even touched on eugenics and race purity (at least one member of the group feels they need to work to keep the remaining Alderaanians "pure" and Leia fights that).

    It was also an interesting read stacked up against the first Star Trek reboot movie. [Spoiler](/s "In it, Spock feels he has to leave the Star Fleet to help save and protect the remaining Vulcans after his planet is destroyed. That whole plot line was pretty much the same, with all the same beats and worries and even Princess Leia being accused of being cold and emotionless, much like Spock.")

    One thing that I really didn't like in both some of the SW comics I've read recently: the only person to get booty shots is Leia. This is absolutely a Marvel problem in general (not sure about DC--I don't really read much of theirs). But when stacked up against Saga or Zodiac Starforce--both much stronger feminist comics--it's a little ridiculous how easy it is to spot that Leia's butt is in skin-tight white pants and taking up a quarter of the foreground. It's not as bad as, say, the way Black Widow is often portrayed, but it's definitely there and annoying.
u/tanglisha · 2 pointsr/FCJbookclub

I read the first two books of Saga and Promethea. Both are great!

I also started on Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, which is going to take me a while to get through.

u/evilrustybob · 2 pointsr/TheFence

I got it for about £50 but I've been regularly checking eBay for a decent price. I think the easiest one to get is 'In Keeping Secrets'. You can read most of the comics in PDF form online but it's nice to have the hard copy around.

u/Sk8rToon · 2 pointsr/startrek

There’s a comic series from IDW that crossed over TNG with the 11th doctor & of course had the borg & cyberman meet. It’s not bad. Even though I had the individual issues I bought the 2 combined paperbacks for my bookshelf.

u/Scenro · 2 pointsr/gallifrey

I think you'll like this little tidbit than. I laughed.

u/Zazzlesthe7th · 2 pointsr/RandomActsOfPolish


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u/Steeliris · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

They are surprisingly good and look great on a shelf if you collect them in the hardcover format which includes the essential micro series.

u/jestergoblin · 2 pointsr/TMNT

They're releasing a 17 issue one next summer.

u/user147629 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

^ if only you are trying to get into the IDW comics then that’s your choice right there. that’s all the first few arcs that’ll get ya going.

u/PunyParker826 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Sweet. For the sake of others on the fence, someone recommended this hardcover IDW Collection; it's a little pricey but I'm seriously considering it.

u/gutpocket0 · 2 pointsr/TMNT

The first 17 issues collected in hardcover for $35!!! Comes out in a month.

u/AnIowaPunk · 2 pointsr/TMNT

I suggest reading it all. They are coming out with this in April IDW Collection 1.

If you are looking to just read it instead of collecting, then I would do it digitally. It's like 2 bucks an issue through amazon.

u/tiny_tim31 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks
u/PinkPuff · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

This thread inspired me to pop over to Amazon and the order Vol 4 trade. There I see this. Anyone know if the quality of Image's hardbacks are more Marvel Omnibus, or are they closer to DC's Deluxe Editions?

u/luckie_reubs · 2 pointsr/SAGAcomic

If you can, try to pick this up:

It's got the first 18 issues in it, and at $30, it's a steal. You can't get all the trades for that price.

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u/loojit · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Jules Verne - The Mysterious Island -> It's amazing how well the author is able to keep your attention throughout the book, when it's just 4 people trapped on a uninhabited island.

Daniel Quinn - Ishmael -> It raises some incredible viewpoints and questions. Very recommended.

Michael Crichton - Sphere -> A very entertaining read.

Clive Cussler - Atlantis Found -> I enjoyed his NUMA series a lot. It got me into reading.

Ira Levin - The Boys from Brazil -> This is kind of a historical fiction. I liked this book because I've always enjoyed reading about the WWII era.

Douglas Adams - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -> Very fun read

u/GavinZac · 1 pointr/OutOfTheLoop

I, the disembodied mind of Douglas Adams, wrote it in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which became a radio series, book, television series, movie, video game, audio book and stationary set; all about how life can get much more exciting when the world does in fact end.

u/Hallucid1 · 1 pointr/

May I suggest this guide

u/nivek564 · 1 pointr/funny

too late, he already wrote it. you can get it here

u/ebullientpostulates · 1 pointr/funny

No. Buy this.


u/mborrus · 1 pointr/books

My favorite book in a long time which I'm currently reading is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. It doesn't have much to do with anything but it keeps me entertained. Definitely check it out.

Second favorite is A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Both are rather obscure of meaning but have a fun precedence (this possibly more comical than the other)

If you are looking for a semi-serious book I recommend The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. It does have to do with an ex-military doctor but it is hardly the focus of the book. It follows the creation of the Oxford American Dictionary, but it isn't quite what you'd expect. I don't believe I could give you in depth analysis for any of these nor if you'd like them. They are my favorite books (minus Calvin and Hobbs) and are worth a read.

u/goodluckinreno · 1 pointr/randomgifts
u/hydromofo · 1 pointr/opiates

Lol, it's comedic fiction.

I figured you were familiar with the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. It's a series of books by Douglas Adams. Really great books, insanely funny with a subtle and dry wit. Anywaythe author invents a couple ways that space ships are powered. And nothing as dull as a photon drive or something.

They're phenomenal books, I highly recommend them. Some of the best humor/satire I've ever encountered.

Here's the first book (of five)

u/tatanka93 · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

The joke is from the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. Great book. I highly recommend it.

Edit: added link

u/Quatroking · 1 pointr/China
u/unled · 1 pointr/

Sorry, I'm not sure how to find old stuff like that. Maybe there's an archive somewhere or something.

I'd be willing to have a discussion with you about it, completely drama free.
I'm a big fan of the movie but I can understand why people wouldn't like it, in fact I didn't like it when i first watched it, but there were things that captivated me and made me want to rewatch it. The more I rewatched it the more I grew to like it, and now It's a measure I use to compare to many other Sci-Fi flicks. I've since read the book that talks about the making of the film in depth, the original Phillip K Dick novel, and I've read many theories and critiques of the film. The more I learn about it the more interesting it becomes to me. So if you want to talk about it I'm game.

u/satansballs · 1 pointr/books

Obligatory wiki links: Dystopian Literature. Although, some of the titles listed don't seem to fit (The Dispossessed?). Nuclear holocaust fiction, and your general apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction.

Some of the better/more popular ones:

  • Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang Kate Wilhelm.

  • Eternity Road Jack McDevitt. Well written, but not very insightful.

  • The Postman David Brin.

  • Mockingbird Walter Tevis. Great read. Think Idiocracy, with a serious take. Humanity's totally run by robots, everyone's forgotten how to read and think for themselves, and the world population's dropped to almost nothing.

  • We Yevgeny Zamyatin. The inspiration for George Orwell's 1984. Not the best read IMO, but some people claim it's better than 1984. It's possible I read a poor translation.

  • Island Aldous Huxley. It's a utopian island surrounded by a dystopian world. Might not fit in this list, but it's a good read if you like Huxley. I think it was his last novel.

  • 1984 George Orwell. One of my favorite novels. I have a bumper sticker with the quote "War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength, Freedom is Slavery", which is a slogan from the book. (Also, a sticker on my mirror with "Under the spreading chestnut tree, I sold you and you sold me"). The link points to Animal Farm and 1984.

  • Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury. Another must read. Very well written, thought-provoking novel. Is it still required reading in schools?

  • Earth Abides George Stewart.

  • Alas, Babylon Pat Frank. Lucifer's Hammer Larry Niven/Jerry Pournelle. I'm grouping these two together because they're very similar, both in setting and politics. I didn't really enjoy either. The politics were not at all subtle, and the characters fit too neatly into stereotypes, and too obviously the writer's hero fantasy. Still, they're pretty popular, so try them out and feel free to disagree with me.

  • Brave New World Aldous Huxley. Really just a utopia that's rough around the edges, if I'm remembering it correctly (also called an anti-utopia, thank you wikipedia). Another must read.

  • A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter Miller.

  • Memoirs Found in a Bathtub Stanislaw Lem. Another favorite. I once created a text adventure based on this book. It was about as frustrating as that Hitchhiker's Guide game.

  • The Road Cormac McCarthy.

  • Philip K. Dick It's hard to keep track of PKD's novels, but some of them are dystopian, all of them worth reading. Favorites: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (also known as/inspired Blade Runner), Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, The Man in the High Castle.

  • The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood.

  • Y: The Last Man A graphical novel/comic collection. Decent art, great story.

    Zombies: World War Z, Raise the Dead, Marvel Zombies, Zombie Survival Guide, Day By Day Armageddon, I Am Legend.

    Also, just for kicks, some of my favorite dystopian movies:
    Brazil, Soylent Green, 12 Monkeys, Blade Runner, Akira, Children of Men, Dark City, A Boy and His Dog, Logan's Run, Idiocracy, Equillibrium.
u/not_existing · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

love this contest! i have a list just for books! but these two are ones that i would particularly love but probably never buy myself.

these are my cheaper ones:

do androids dream of electric sheep?


the october country

invisible monsters

thanks for contesting!

u/Auora · 1 pointr/philosophy

Have you ever heard of the book "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Phillip K. Dick? It has a pretty interesting theory on this question.

In a post-apocalyptic world, there are androids who are passed off as humans. One of the only ways to tell if they are not, is to give them an empathy test that asks them questions dealing with animals.

Androids feel no empathy towards animals, and will always fail the test.
What does that say about Humanity I wonder.

u/abarre31 · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

I just finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and absolutely loved it. It was the inspiration for the the Blade Runner movies, which for some reason (maybe dystopian reason) lead me back to Fallout 4. I also just started Paris in the Twentieth Century. It has a very interesting back story to how it got published and may be right up your alley!!!

u/Arkane308 · 1 pointr/SF_Book_Club

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick.

This is the book that the movie 'Blade Runner' was based on. As with all movies this book is significantly better. The book dives more into the human and android relationship well worth a read.

u/Tannekr · 1 pointr/gallifrey

I don't know if the image is from the comic, but one does exist and serves as a prequel to the movie.

I, unfortunately, have not read it.

u/Brawler_Yukon · 1 pointr/movies

Because they've already done a prequel.

u/Igotpwn3d · 1 pointr/movies

"Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero" is a prequel graphic novel. del Toro has said that he built a huge world for the movie, but obviously wasn't able to fit it all in. He said that there is a possibility to make this single release graphic novel into a series.

u/fotolyfe · 1 pointr/movies

I'm just gonna leave this here.

u/Surprise_Buttsecks · 1 pointr/movies


Y'know, in case you were thinking aboot buying one.

u/Peter_____Parker · 1 pointr/Marvel

This is it

So that's a collection of Infinity Gauntlet #1-6

u/Skelthy · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Superman Red Son and All-Star Superman. Both are really good stories worth checking out!

I'd love to have this.

u/Bletchlypark · 1 pointr/comicbookcollecting

I have this so I can read it and not touch my originals.

u/Modern_Bear · 1 pointr/AlternativeAmazonVGF

Infinity Gauntlet

If you're going to see the movie, you might want to read that. It's good for a comic. It sticks to the story and doesn't go off on tangents like some series do. Get the actual book though, not digital version. The digital is a pain to read, requiring zooming and scrolling.

Or just say that's for nerds and move on. That's an acceptable option too.

u/GiantJacob · 1 pointr/comicbooks

I understand why you are weary to ask for specific books, but there are some books that are important to the marvel universe or comics in general which would be pretty safe bets.

For Instance:

  • Marvels, which is the history of the marvel universe through the eyes of a reporter for the Daily Bugel. Shows events from the Namor and the original Human Torch, to Captain America, to the X-Men, to Spiderman, to Galactus. Really cool depiction of the marvel universe.
  • The Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos tries to take over the universe. Very well recieved event that the 3rd and 4th Avengers movies will be "based" on.
  • Secret Wars, much older than the other books so much campier style, but it was (I believe) the first big crossover book from any publisher. Its also where spiderman gets the black suit that turns into venom and great moments throughout.
  • Annihilation (All three books), Was a relaunch of Marvel's Cosmic line and sets up for all of the cosmic books for many years to come. Very cool book. Can read with no prior knowledge whatsoever.
  • Watchmen, Good book, very important to the comic medium itself. Published by DC but not set in that universe.
  • The Dark Knight Returns, Again published by DC but very important to Batman and comics in general. And who doesn't love Batman.
  • Any charcter has at least one trade that is good standalone and is important to the character, but without knowing your preferences I can't recommend specifics

    Even if these arn't your absolute favorite books, they are relevant to the history and there is a pretty high chance that you will want to read them at some point.
u/grubas · 1 pointr/NYYankees

Depends on who you want. I love Age of Apocalypse. You could dig up the original Infinity Gauntlet series, I believe that's available in trade paperback.

If you can find a comic store they should have like 230 page books that are compressed comic series.

Like this

But if you go in theres these great mini runs that are only a few comics that range from dumb but funny or just weird. Like "Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe", or "Marvel Zombies"

u/xTheCartographerx · 1 pointr/Marvel

I haven't read much of the comics so the weekend before last I bought Civil War and Infinity Gauntlet, which turned out to be very prescient purchases given Marvel's announcements the following Tuesday. In any case, I've really enjoyed both, so I would recommend Infinity Gauntlet. Word of advice though - the Infinity Gauntlet that I bought begins with Thanos having already acquired the infinity stones, so I would back up a bit farther if you want the whole story.

u/PizzaTheHutt415 · 1 pointr/shield

Definitely check out the actual Infinity Gauntlet comic story arc if you havent. There is some really good stuff in there

u/DaftlyPunkish · 1 pointr/Marvel

I found it for about $23 at Vintage stock or you can get it on Amazon here.

u/ShaneSupreme · 1 pointr/FriendsOver40
u/CynicalRaps · 1 pointr/marvelstudios

Nope, $25 brand new in store, and as low as $12 paperback on Amazon . Also no, the original infinity War comic is a 6 issue arc immediately after Infinity Gauntlet story . The one you listed was a Warzones/Secret Wars tie in story.

u/hackers_d0zen · 1 pointr/marvelstudios

Yeah that makes sense, I hope something is included that acknowledges the problem but improves upon his 'solution'.

If you read the comics, btw, he absolutely does make the same argument as is made in this movie. It's all in this issue.

u/leguan1001 · 1 pointr/respectthreads

> Here is the "rematch" in against Eternity Here is the end result of that fight Here is the ultimate consequence of that fight Here is arguably one of Thanos' greatest accomplishments

"Marvel Universe: The End"

> Thanos did fight against the Beyonder/Kosmos/Maker, one of the most powerful entities in all Marvel. Although not at full power( pre-retcon beyonder was imaginably powerful), the Beyonder is nowadays a cosmic cube with awareness in a physical body.

"Thanos: Redemption"

> Thanos against Galactus

"Thanos: Redemption"

> Thanos vs. the Champion, one of the Elders of the Galaxy who is nearly invincible.

"The Thanos Quest", which is collected in "Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos" and is the prelude to "Infinity Gauntlet"

u/Ceane · 1 pointr/StarWars

Perhaps someone in the UK would be able to give better options; but aside from Amazon, Forbidden Planet and Mega City Comics seem to sell them.

Just an FYI, TP stands for Trade Paperback which will be a collection of a few issues. For instance, the Star Wars TP 01 has issues #1-6 of Star Wars.

u/astralrayn · 1 pointr/StarWars

I definitely like Kylo more than Rey. I'm super HAPPY with the entire cast including Rey. But my heart has always been with the bad guys. I knew I was going to love Kylo the most the moment I saw him. In fact the moment I saw him I looked at my boyfriend and said "You're costuming that." like he didn't have an option, I'm making him a Kylo and he's going to be mine and that's that!

But I LOVE the point you brought up that this movie really makes you sympathize with the bad guys and I loved that. You feel for Finn who is freaked out by the power and cruelty of the first order and you actually feel for Kylo who is struggling between light and dark. Watching the promos and getting hyped, I never imagined I would feel for Kylo. I assumed I'd sit there and think he was amazing but I didn't think I'd connect with him, it was actually kind of nice! I'm circle jerking, I know, I can't help it.

Here's a list of shit you need to pick up:

The visual dictionary

The Art of Star Wars the Force Awakens

And you mentioned having a book with layouts of the death star and such so you may like Incredible Cross Sections.

And from what EVERYONE I know has been telling me, The Force Awakens novelization is a must read if you want juicy little details that weren't made crystal clear in the movie!

Also, if you are not reading the comics. STOP. RIGHT. NOW. AND. READ. THEM!!

In order of priority:

Darth Vader

Star Wars

Princess Leia

Shattered Empire

And read Kanan if you're a Rebels fan. I HAVE the comic I just haven't read that one yet!

But no seriously that Darth Vader comic. The stuff that happens. UGH. NERDGASM. After reading them and re-watching the movies in preparation for TFA I fell in love with the originals all over again. It was like that fresh awesome new love I had for them the first time! So good!

u/Coal_Morgan · 1 pointr/movies

Marvel just started a series called Darth Vader last year. Click Here

I think it's going to be 25 issues and then done; there is a collected crossover called Vader Down that is worth getting also.

u/BigDumer · 1 pointr/StarWars

They publish collections of the comics, and I buy those at a regular bookstore. I like being able to put these on a shelf, more like a book (and I don't need to track down individual issues, I can just buy the collections when they are published).

Darth Vader vol 1

u/Jawzilla1 · 1 pointr/StarWars

Amazon is really good. Instead of buying each issue individually, I buy the volumes. They bundle six issues into one book.

Here's a link to Darth Vader vol. 1 (contains issues #1-6)

u/fidderjiggit · 1 pointr/starwarsrebels
u/Plug-In-Baby · 1 pointr/StarWars

Digital on Comixology

Physical Vol 1.

I also HIGHLY recommend reading Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison as it's one of my favorite (now non-canon/legends) Star Wars stories. It's written by Haden Blackman, who directed the video games The Force Unleashed 1 & 2. The art is absolutely beautiful and it's a must read for fans in my opinion.

u/Sunshinexpress · 1 pointr/StarWars

You can get them direct from marvel, but you can't get back issues:
They're only a few bucks a pop this way, but if you would only enjoy them in super-mint condition, the mail version isn't for you.

You can also wait until the trade paperback is out (typically, a collection of 4, 6, 12, etc comics). Here's the first six issues of Marvel Darth Vader:

u/quercus613 · 1 pointr/LesbianActually

Well, you've come to the right thread, friend! :D

What kinds of books/movies/TV do you normally tend to enjoy?

A brief scan of your reddit history seems to suggest you like Star Wars. There are a lot of new Star Wars comics out, many of which have gotten pretty good reviews. A new one starring a lesbian/bi woman, Doctor Aphra, just started. She was also featured in the latest Darth Vader comic (which I haven't read yet, but have heard good things from the people on this sub and in general!).

For another space fantasy type thing, I would also recommend checking out Saga, which is one of the most popular titles right now and features some LGBTQ characters in its supporting cast.

u/Krexity · 1 pointr/StarWars

Ok got that, I have another question about the comics: Are these like little parts of a larger story, where you have to buy more comics or are those comics you recommend thick books with a lot of pages and a story themselves?
And do you mean this here:

u/JediPaxis · 1 pointr/StarWars

You can buy the trade paperbacks of the comics.

u/chips500 · 1 pointr/whowouldwin

If you follow the links its part of here:

u/beary_good · 1 pointr/DCcomics

Judging by the title and the ISBN number, it seems to be the same as this:

Un-inked editions are usually called "Unwrapped", so it looks like you're fine.

u/MemeTLDR · 1 pointr/comicbooks

I'm about to order Kingdom Come but what is the difference between this one and this one?

u/Mavrick593 · 1 pointr/comics

Batman: Hush is fantastic, though not technically a stand-alone graphic novel, just a trade, but well worth the read regardless.

If you want a very real and raw vision of the Batman villains I highly recommend Joker by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

Also, like others have suggested, Kingdom Come is great and I also found Marvels to be very very good.

Hope you find some good reads!