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    Default What are some good ongoing non mainstream superhero comics?

    I like less mainstream stuff most of the time and I was wondering what good DC/Marvel or maybe even another company that makes superhero comics that has a decent ONGOING superhero that isnít mainstream. I prefer single hero comics rather than group comics. Thanks for replying

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    Well, with the shut down it'll be pretty hard to get any current ongoings for awhile. Are you open to looking at trades and recent past runs?

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    Yeah, I just meant I don’t want something that ended in the 70s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raccoon View Post
    I like less mainstream stuff most of the time and I was wondering what good DC/Marvel or maybe even another company that makes superhero comics that has a decent ONGOING superhero that isnít mainstream. I prefer single hero comics rather than group comics. Thanks for replying
    This is what I would suggest:

    • Daredevil by Charles Soule
    • Daredevil by Chip Zdarsky
    • Immortal Hulk by Al Ewing
    • X-Men (2019) by Johnathan Hickman - it's a team, but that acts as one
    • Green Lantern by Grant Morrison - team but centered on Hal Jordan
    • Aquaman by Dan Abnett
    • Super-sons by Peter J. Tomasi - not a team but a duo
    • Justice League Dark by James Tynion IV - a team but an interresting take
    • Flash by Joshua Williamson
    • Batman: White Knight / Curse of the White Knight by Sean Murphy

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    Ok, so

    Hellboy by Mike Mignola

    Promethea by Alan Moore and JH Williams

    Tom Strong by Alan Moore

    Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja ( I'm not sure if that's too mainstream for you)

    Black Widow by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee (the later minis haven't been great and again might too mainstream)

    I've only read the first trade but a lot of people like Invincible by Rob Kirkman
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    I'm assuming by "mainstream" you mean A-List superheroes? I'm assuming you're looking for something beyond Batman, Superman, Hulk, Wolverine...

    For instance, I think of Dr Strange as "mainstream" but he's not really a pop culture icon. Would you be open to something like that?

    There's a lot of comics I've been enjoying over last few years, but many of them fall outside of the superhero genre. Are you interested in say Vertigo "type" comics or is that not your cup of tea so much?
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    It might not be considered an ONGOING, since it lasted only 6-issues. But, I highly recommend Warren Ellis' Moon Knight:

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    Astro City
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Astro City
    Gah! I should have thought of that one!

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    James Robinson's Starman series from 1994.

    Edit: Not current or ongoing.
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    Invincible? It's over now, but it was like 150 issues.

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    Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye.

    Immortal Iron Fist.

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    The Cover Contest Weekly Winners Thread So much winning!!

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    "By all means, compare these s**t-heads to Nazis." - Mike Godwin referring to the protesters in Charlottesville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    It might not be considered an ONGOING, since it lasted only 6-issues. But, I highly recommend Warren Ellis' Moon Knight:

    Definitely worth looking into.

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    Since Warren Ellis came up, DC Comics let him rework the old "Wildstorm..." universe characters in a title called The Wild Storm.

    While the entire two year run was seriously brilliant "Super Hero" material, the "John Lynch"-arc that starts the second year might be taking a serious look at. Pretty much a single character dealing with one other character in each issue in a set of interlocking issues.

    Even in a title that was brilliant, that arc stuck out as being just a bit better than the rest of the run.

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    Depending on the reader...

    The "New52" run of Dial H might also be worth looking into. That said, it's far enough out that it absolutely ain't going to be for everyone.

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