Art Spiegelman single handedly changed the way I looked at graphic novels. Maus is a moving, true story of his father’s survival of the holocaust and their estranged relationship thereafter. Even if you are not particularly a fan of graphic novels, I truly believe that this is a book everyone should read.
Here are 100 of the most important, most incredible, and most bizarre comic-book covers from DC’s incredible archives all perforated and ready to display in your apartment, dorm room, or cubicle. From Action Comics #1 and Batman #1 to lesser-known heroes like Mister District Attorney, this oversized compilation features every major milestone in DC’s extraordinary history: Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Watchmen, Fables, 100 Bullets, and much more.
On the reverse of each poster are images of related covers and entertaining commentary, often with remarks from the cover artists themselves. Complete with a foreword from longtime DC Comics veteran Paul Levitz, this amazing anthology is a must-have item for any comic-book fan.
The Marvel Civil War is one of the most important events in recent Marvel history, and I believe it’s an excellent story in which to involve yourself, if you’re familiar with most Marvel characters.
It concerns a piece of legislation called the Superhuman Registration Act, which would make it illegal to be a costumed crime fighter, without working for the government. The series shows how different super humans react to this proposed piece of law and how it eventually leads to an all out war between two superhuman factions, one Anti-Registration, led by Captain America and the other Pro-Registration, led by Iron Man. As the series examines these once close allies, now at odds, it becomes really intriguing to see what these characters are like in a high pressure situation, that is outside their norm of fighting evil.
The main events are collected in a one graphic novel, but there are also editions available that show the Civil War from different members of the Marvel community, including Spider-man and Wolverine, which provide a more intimate account based around that characters experiences and feelings.
You should definitely give it a look if you haven’t already, and prepare to really reconsider your favourite Marvel heroes as you see them in a new light.
I have a problem reviewing books that I REALLY like. It seems that my brain just wants to spew out a bunch of adjectives without created concise sentences. This would make a bad review. I also do not like reviews that just sum up the story. There is a synopsis for a reason. Merely restated the synopsis does not make a good review! I find myself skipping over my “favorites” and just reviewing the books that I like or dislike… not the ones I love. I seriously need to work on that.
That being said, I Kill Giants is a moving, phenomenal, brilliant, amazing, beautiful graphic novel that I would recommend to anyone who reads books.
In much the same way I usually attempt to read a book before I see the film version of things, I plead with those of you who WANT to ‘get’ this movie to check out the glorious graphic novel it steamed from first.
I also challenge any of you “graphic novels aren’t real…
Let me just start off by saying that I don’t read many actual comics. Other than Hastings, there is not a comic book store anywhere near me! However, last time I was in Hastings, I picked this comic up. I am not much into the superhero thing, but I am drawn to the “bad side” of superheroes (how they fit into society, going too far, etc).
Blah blah blah. If you get a chance, I would recommend this comic! It is very well written and had me guessing till the end.
The Walking Dead a graphic novel turned television series premiers at 10 pm EST tonight.
At its essence TWD (I’m probably the only one that calls it this, but suck it up and deal) is a story of survival in the zombie apocalypse. Writer Edward Kirkman started the series because:
I love zombie movies.
Now that said, there is something I hate about each and every zombie movie I’ve ever seen. There’s something about ALL of them that I just absolutely cannot stand.
Really, it bugs me every time. I’m watching them hop in that helicopter…and then what? it just ends? Credits? I sat though all that…for what? To not know if they made it, to not know where they’re living now? I mean, what happened to Barbara AFTER she was pulled into a herd of zombies? Did she survive? Did she get away? It never SHOWED her get eaten. I want more. I ALWAYS want more.
-Authors’ note The Walking Dead: Book One
And that’s what Kirkman set out to do. Create an unending zombie story. The subtitle of TWD is “a continuing story of survival horror” and does so. I’ve read through the first four books, lost some good friends, and made some new ones over the course. It’s not your typical comic and not your typical zombie story. Be prepared to start like you’re reading a graphic adaptation of 28 Days Later but it quickly moves into something much harder and more moving. It’s about relationships, and people trying to survive. and it’s a damn good story.
Check it out, and try to watch the premiere tonight if you’re not having too much fun on Halloween