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    Default What would you recommend to someone that really likes Saga and Paper Girls?

    Got a friend who is really into both Saga and Paper Girls. The latter of which she got me to finally give a shot a couple weeks ago. Is it blasphemy to say that I think I like Paper Girls even more?

    Anyways, while I think both are fucking god and win, I mostly read superhero comics and so I don't know what else to recommend to her. Any suggestions? Please say why.

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    It isn't blasphemy to prefer Paper Girls. While both it, and Saga are great I would say PG is easier to appreciate. PG definitely feels like it's going somewhere as well.

    I don't read all that many comics, but if she's into two books by Brian K. Vaughan she'd probably like his other work. Y: The Last Man from Vertigo, Ex Machina from WildStorm. Heck, maybe even try his original run on Runaways. It may be likely she's already read these titles however. They're all winners in my book though.
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    I'm not a fan of Saga or Paper Girls anymore, but I'd suggest she look into Alex + Ada, from a few years ago.
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    Other than Vaughns other works, id rec Wicked + The Divine, Morning Glories and Plutona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt levin View Post
    I'm not a fan of Saga or Paper Girls anymore, but I'd suggest she look into Alex + Ada, from a few years ago.
    I think Matt's on to something here, Alex + Ada is fantastic and really fits with the type of stories told in Paper Girls and Saga. It's simultaneously different enough to stand out though, both in art style and premise. I don't think it's hyperbole to state Alex + Ada was one of the best comic series to come out in recent years. It's also fairly short at 15 issues, and tells a compelling story that doesn't feel unfinished.

    Depending on their age and how raunchy their sense of humour is, I would tentatively throw out Sex Criminals as another suggestion. Very funny series about a couple who can stop time when they make love, and try to rob banks by doing so. Keep in mind this one deals with decidedly adult themes around sexuality and medication, and many of its jokes veer in the exact opposite direction of maturity (the sex police, yes really, use adult toys instead of batons, etc.). It's a quality book though, rightfully was in the running for comic of the year a few times in a row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorteTorment View Post
    Got a friend who is really into both Saga and Paper Girls

    Does your friend like the fantasy genre at all, or just sci-fi? If yes, both of those examples have twists and turns and strong female leads so I would recommend Isola, also from Image

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/iso...r/1128208192#/

    and Highest House from IDW

    https://smile.amazon.com/Highest-Hou...=highest+house

    I am mainly a superhero reader myself but I thought those were both great. Hope this helps

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    You know, it's from now several years ago, but I wonder if "Leave it to Chance" might also be a winner for her; got a fair pedigree (from wikipedia): written by James Robinson, illustrated by penciler Paul Smith and published by Image Comics. It features the adventures of Chance Falconer, the 14-year-old daughter of famed paranormal investigator Lucas Falconer, and her pet dragon, St. George.
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