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Old 16-04-2005, 02:17 AM   #1
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What is your favorite graphic novel or do you read them?? Mine are in order of favorites:

Case Closed http://www.caseclosed.com
Megaman: NT Warrior
Bone
Lupin(sometimes)
Cowboy bebop
Trigun
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Old 16-04-2005, 03:14 AM   #2
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I love long works that have been illustrated. I once collected them. By graphic novel, I'm assuming you mean any novel that's been illustrated? If so, I can name names. The Silver Bird is a rare title that's illustrated in pencil. The story is a metaphysical one and the illustrations are huge (double-page spreads in some cases) detailed and dreamlike. The book is in A4 size. Dragonworld is only paper-back size and is also illustratustrated in B& W. Lots of dragons and heroics. My favourite is a hard cover copy of The Hobbit illustrated in colour by Michael Hague. The illustrations really help bring the story and characters to life. Another type of illustrated novel I have is Elf Quest. But that's more of a comic book for adults, I guess.
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Old 16-04-2005, 03:29 AM   #3
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I belive he means what culturaly ignorant people call "comics" (in addition to the things that actaly are comics- the "funnies", from last page of your daily paper)
my favorites are:
transmetropolitan
the sandman (I like the early issues more)
preacher (it's the one I "currently" read, for about the last 6 months, Im usualy more into books)
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Old 16-04-2005, 04:22 AM   #4
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Optic Nerve (the best out there in my opinion... just short transcripts from peoples lives, usually lacks an actual plot but it's very well done)
Peepshow
Raw

and their ilk

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Old 16-04-2005, 09:56 AM   #5
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Originally posted by a1s@Apr 16 2005, 05:29 AM
I belive he means what culturaly ignorant people call "comics" (in addition to the things that actaly are comics- the "funnies", from last page of your daily paper)
I don't see any difference beetwen a comic book and a graphic novel, for me it's the same. I don't read them because in Poland they are very expensive, usually more than then books. But I love Asterix and Obelix and Donald Duck (I know it's for kids, but I still like it). WilQ it's also a great one, but it's set in Polish realites and it won't be released anywhere outside Poland.
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Old 16-04-2005, 10:13 AM   #6
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I simply love Asterix and Lucky Luke... along with some other comics... but those are not Graphic Novels right :blink:
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Old 16-04-2005, 10:57 AM   #7
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Originally posted by Sebatianos@Apr 16 2005, 10:13 AM
but those are not Graphic Novels right?* :blink:
there's a *very* blured line between comics and graphic novels. one can say for sure that garfield is a comic, and akira is a grapic novel, but it's hard to classify stuff like Duck tales or Spiderman.

ADDED: in my country only the kiddie comics (like the above mentioned Duck tales) are published, so I have to use pirated stuff, despite the immoral side of it, with whatever money I have, I just can't go halfway around the globe to buy GNs.
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Old 16-04-2005, 11:42 AM   #8
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Ever heard from the Book Neuromancer (maybe the grandfather of all cyberpunk related books) the orginal book wasn't a graphic novel but years later some rare neuromancer comic books came out... maybe u find them on the internet 4 free dl.

those are my fav. graphic novels... i also like some game related graphic novels
the best of them imho is the Resident Evil graphic novel..
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Old 16-04-2005, 12:10 PM   #9
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I only actually possess three graphic novels, but I've read quite a few as I went throug a phase of borrowing piles of them from the library. The ones I possess I consider as true masterpieces though:

Superman: Red Son (which is a story of what it would have been like if Superman had crashlanded in Russia instead of America and had become a communist)
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume One (great)
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume Two (also great)
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Old 16-04-2005, 12:16 PM   #10
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Margaret Hodges - Saint George and the Dragon (her retelling of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene) - well, it comes first to my mind, maybe because my english thesis is on dragons :whistle:
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