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Hey guys and gals and et ceteras, I’ve got a question!
What are your favourite comics and graphic novels to give to non-readers? Alternatively, which ones got YOU hooked? I’m looking for standalone books or new series mostly, but feel free to give suggestions!
So, what would give for the holidays, and why?
- theenemygateisdown likes this
- scarygr4pes answered:The Left Bank Gang by Jason (esp for cinephiles)
- modblr answered:I’m suggest Monsterverse’s BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE and the new FLESH AND BLOOD gn!
- missjenni4 answered:I really enjoyed Fable, but haven’t gotten through them all yet. Leauge of Extraordimary Gentlemen blew my mind and is probably my favourite.
- alyssariots answered:ariel schrag!
- bibliovore answered:Blankets is a good stand alone, I think.
- sadnessfactory answered:Bone, because it’s really accessible, not to mention well made.
- 2bpencil answered:Fables! And Sandman.
- bantamn answered:I lent a friend of mine volume one of Gunnerkrigg Court, and she loved it. My brother did too!
- srvoloch answered:Action Philosophers, if they like nonfiction.
- rouecinnamon answered:Planetary, as I am an Ellis fanboy. While it does indirectly reference mainstream comics, the science/literary refs are more prominent.
- kidcrimefighter answered:Atomic Robo! Because it rules.
- iamacollectionofmiscellanyandtea answered:I just finished Habibi by Craig Thompson…most beautiful thing I’be read in a long time.
- joshuathehutt answered:The original Runaways run works, as does any complete book of Atomic Robo.
- fuckyrjob answered:Blankets, Bone and Scott Pilgrim.
- missoulafox answered:Maus.
- deadpunk666 answered:The kevin smith batman’s, jeff brown’s girlfriend trilogy, Transmetropolitan, Old logan :) x
- missbuggles answered:Joss Whedon/John Cassaday’s Astonishing X-Men was undoubtedly what got me into comics. SO. GOOD.
- beatingthebinary answered:I grew up on the Sandman and Love and Rockets series, but they’re pretty intense. Templar, AZ is my fave currently published comic.
- thisbastardchild answered:Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
- surfacespells answered:Mad Love by Paul Dini & Bruce Timm!!
- latenightradioshow answered:Love & Rockets ; Potential - Ariel Schrag
- nchl answered:Probably give some Batwoman because the new story if just lovely. A gift is mainly catered to the person I’m giving it to. Fav comic: TheMaxx
- liondozer answered:Blankets, Scott Pilgrim, Black Hole, Johnny Wander Vol 1., Ghost World, American Splendor, Wathcmen
- misspixnmix answered:My little sister has been comics-resistant her whole life, until her boyfriend gave her Fables.
- iwillbelieveanything answered:Fart Party Vol. 1 and Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz
- neuralhandshake answered:Gotham Central. Stumptown. And then Gotham Central again, because it’s an amazing and human storyline. Renee’s coming out especially.
- psiloskube answered:Ghost World & Sin City
- gorillapete answered:the dark knight returns, fables, and the rocketeer
- megthebrennan answered:scott pilgrim, marvel’s runaways, uhhh Hark a Vagrant?
- forlackofabettercomic answered:BLANKETS. So far it has never failed to get anyone into comics.
- atomic-trees answered:Auugh. My answer is too long. Incoming message!
- songwind answered:Brody’s Ghost, War at Ellsmere are both great for the YA crowd. Kingdom Come, Sandman
- canyourpussydothedog likes this
- meowroarmeow answered:I’ve found Blankets to be good for non-comic type people.
- abqandnotu answered:sandman!
- gamerchick02 likes this
- drsister answered:all star superman, seven soldiers
- girlyfuntimes answered:Anything by Craig Thompson, Strangers in Paradise, Marjane Sartrapi, FABLES!!! Oh, Y The Last Man! We3!
- space-evader answered:Khaos Komix! It’s got great portrayals of queer people, including transgender individuals!
- tracisucksatdrawing answered:The Plain Janes, Maus
- arainbowcupcake answered:Hopeless Savages. It’s a fantastic, little-heard-of (in my area, anyway) piece from onipress. Punk kids save kidnapped parents from skinheads
- steph-jayne answered:Habibi, Watchmen, Ultimate Spiderman
- prairiehomocompanion answered:My favorite trade, and one of the first ones I ever bought is the Wolverine: Weapon X collecton from Marvel Comics Presents. It’s beautiful.
- thewombatslair likes this
- missallesmere answered:I think the Skydoll series is a must for anyone who loves a good look at religious philosophy. Plus, the art and writing is so amazing.
- nerdromance answered:Stephanie Brown as Batgirl got me re-hooked.
- thepanicthevomit answered:All-Star Superman and Watchmen, I guess… Obvious maybe, but they are both great.
- connell-vs-life answered:Superman: Red Son - Even non-readers know Supes and it’s an interesting to see him as a Soviet-era Ruskie super hero. Great social commentary
- nerdygirllove answered:Blankets is my favorite. I suggest it to everyone.