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And now, for something completely different.

Postby Jackpot » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:13 pm UTC

We are all familiar with the generic stuff in comics, superheroes all drawn in western comics style. Now, post some interesting comics that bring something different and new to the table.

Mine would be The nightly news by Jonathan Hickman, an ex advertising guy who has moved to comics. His first piece is a political epic set in the real world. It is about the nature of the media, and globalisation.

http://www.pronea.com/tnn.html <<offishal site.

http://www.pronea.com/issue1_preview.pdf << Preview of the crisp and original, vector style art.

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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:38 pm UTC

Vector art is neither crisp nor original. Just pointing that out.

Anyway, what, like Phonogram which is so indie that it's looped back to mainstream and shot down to indie again?

Or are you looking for a more Transmetropolitan/The Invisibles thing?

Kill Your Boyfriend? We3? And continuing the "Grant Morrison Sniffs Too Much Glue" theme, Flex Mentallo?

I guess what I mean is... what do you mean by "Different"?
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby Jackpot » Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:34 pm UTC

anything that isn't giganto musclebound men smacking each other, done western comics or typical manga style.

plot must be anything outside of superheroes.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby SecondTalon » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:27 pm UTC

Jackpot wrote:anything that isn't giganto musclebound men smacking each other, done western comics or typical manga style.

plot must be anything outside of superheroes.


Done western comics? What does that mean?
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby Jackpot » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:45 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Jackpot wrote:anything that isn't giganto musclebound men smacking each other, done western comics or typical manga style.

plot must be anything outside of superheroes.


Done western comics? What does that mean?

Done western comics or manga style.

If you don't understand standard shorthand english,

Any sequential art, which does not feature men and women of excessive proportions , whilst they fight, with the art style of typical western comics, or typical japaneese comics style.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby protocoach » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:06 pm UTC

Would subversions of super heroes work? I'm thinking stuff like The Boys, or Wanted.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby Jesse » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:56 pm UTC

What is a typical western comics art? Are we talking Alex Ross, or Dave McKean? Or Andy Kubert?

Ther'es such a variation in western comics both stylistically and in it's prose and ideas that it's hard to typify them under one heading.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby Endless Mike » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:02 pm UTC

Do European comics count as Western style? Because Continental comics are enormously different from American mainstream genre books.

Invisibles is pretty good, though, although you may not like it because it's pretty standard art and has people fighting once in awhile.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby Okita » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:06 pm UTC

Global Frequency.

Man, I wish they hadn't discontinued it and the TV series had made it past pilot. It had Michelle Forbes!

But yes, Global Frequency is quite quite good.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby Endless Mike » Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:34 pm UTC

DMZ is really good. Unless you live in New York, in which case you will probably hate it, based on the reactions of internet people in New York.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby protocoach » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:03 pm UTC

Y: The Last Man is great. Hellboy is done in a very different art style and with a decidedly different "feel" than your average muscle-bound superhero. Transmetropolitan, as SecondTalon pointed out, is excellent.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby scowdich » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:18 pm UTC

Watchmen, while done in the classic style, is a pretty good subversion of the superhero genre in general.

Sandman has pretty fantastic storytelling, as well.

Edit: +1 on Transmetropolitan. Some great quotes and truly frightening characters in that one, really.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby telkanuru » Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:45 am UTC

scowdich wrote:Edit: +1 on Transmetropolitan. Some great quotes and truly frightening characters in that one, really.


You mean like

Transmet wrote:I'd like you to arrest me now, because it will ensure that within a week's time you will be in a most unpleasant prison with the mutant erection of a career dog rapist deep in your colon.


?
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby scowdich » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:06 am UTC

I meant more along the lines of Callahan. The whole idea of
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a President whose only belief is that he should be President is frightening to me, and a bit too close to home.
Other characters are frightening too, but not in quite the same way.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby telkanuru » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:20 am UTC

I was more referring to the "great quotes" part of what you said, but I take your point.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby protocoach » Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:30 pm UTC

telkanuru wrote:
scowdich wrote:Edit: +1 on Transmetropolitan. Some great quotes and truly frightening characters in that one, really.


You mean like

Transmet wrote:I'd like you to arrest me now, because it will ensure that within a week's time you will be in a most unpleasant prison with the mutant erection of a career dog rapist deep in your colon.


?

Transmet wrote:"How're you doing?"
"I am well. I have frogs."
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby telkanuru » Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:13 pm UTC

Transmet wrote:
A Kenyan man once said you can get used to anything when money's involved. He used to stick mice up his ass for twenty bucks a time.
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby protocoach » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:06 pm UTC

Transmet wrote:He claims it says "Read my scripture: I will never abandon the city that I love" but all you can really make out is "RAT", and that's giving a mole the benefit of the doubt.

Transmet wrote:One day I bought two guns.

Transmet wrote:"Either I was raped by a jar of clear, sticky honey or.." "NOTHING HAPPENED!"
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Re: And now, for something completely different.

Postby telkanuru » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:27 am UTC

Transmet wrote:Trust the fuckhead.



Damn it, you have me reading through it again.
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