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    Default What Is the Greatest Indie Book Ever Created?

    Many great indie books have come out over the decades, particularly in the 70's and 80's, many legendary non-big 2 comics were published.

    What Are Your Favorites?

    The ones that come to my mind are Eastman and Laird's TMNT, Hellboy, Nexus, Cerebus, Elfquest and The Rocketeer, though it's hard to have a favorite!

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    ^^^Great list! But don't forget Jeff Smith's Bone


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    Savage Dragon
    TMNT
    Bone
    Cerebus
    The Walking Dead

    Maybe Spawn

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    Are we limiting it to American comics?

    Limiting it to books I have read, these would be my top 50 in no particular order

    Bone by Jeff Smith
    At the Mountains of Madness Vol. 1 and 2 by Gou Tanabe
    Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore
    Love and Rockets by Los Brothers Hernandez
    Elfquest by Wendy and Richard Pini
    The Incal by Jodorosky & Moebius
    Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima
    Maus by art spiegleman
    A Contract with God trilogy by Will Eisner
    Fax from Sarjevo by Joe Kubert
    Safe Area Gorazde by Joe Sacco
    Berlin by Jason Lutes
    Den by Richard Corben
    The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens
    Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
    Age of Bronze by Eric Shanower
    Finder by Carla Speed McNeil
    Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai
    Hellboy/BPRD by Mignola and friends
    Concrete by Paul Chadwick
    A Distant Soil by Colleen Doran
    Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido
    Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt
    Criminal by Brubaker & Phillips
    The First Kingdom by Jack Katz
    Essex County by Jeff Lemire
    Understanding Comics/Reinventing Comics/Making Comics by Scott McCloud
    The Adventures of Luther Arkwright by Bryan Talbot
    Mouse Guard by David Pedersen
    The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa
    Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod
    Dignifying Science by Jim Ottaviani & friends
    Hicksville by Dylan Horrocks
    Strangehaven by Gary Spencer Millidge
    RASL by Jeff Smith
    Sculptor by Scott McCloud
    Palestine by Joe Sacco
    Metabarons by Jodorowsky & friends
    Astro City by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson & Alex Ross
    March Books One-Three by John Lewis & friends
    My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
    Descender by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Ngyuen
    Sin City by Frank Miller
    Moby Dick adapted by Bill Sienkewicz (Classics Illustrated #4)
    Journey by William Messner-Loebs
    Blueberry by Moebius and Charlier
    Tintin by Herge
    Yossel by Joe Kubert
    Last Day in Viet Nam by Will Eisner
    Octavia Butler's Kindred adapted by John Jennings & firends

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    So many to list.

    But one of the best creative teams had got to be Brubaker/Phillips. They’re yet to give us a bad book and seem to only be getting more and more impressive as they go on.

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    Nobody's said Stray Bullets? NOBODY?
    You are my favorite thing, Peter. My very favorite thing.

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    Bone
    Badger
    Grimjack
    Invincible
    The Tick

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    “The Quest for the Time Bird” by Le Tendre & Loisel


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    Quote Originally Posted by K7P5V View Post
    Bone pic
    Yup, Bone is the best. I've read it about ten times. It's astoundingly good.

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    If by Indie we mean non-Marvel, non-DC than stuff like Tintin, Krazy Kat, Pogo, MAD by Harvey Kurtzman would count.

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    Grips


    from Silverwolf comics art by Tim Vigil. the writing isn't even.....good but i was like 9 and the TMNT Raphael one shot had blown my mind but Grips just fukt my whole head up in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    Are we limiting it to American comics?

    Limiting it to books I have read, these would be my top 50 in no particular order

    Bone by Jeff Smith
    At the Mountains of Madness Vol. 1 and 2 by Gou Tanabe
    Strangers in Paradise by Terry Moore
    Love and Rockets by Los Brothers Hernandez
    Elfquest by Wendy and Richard Pini
    The Incal by Jodorosky & Moebius
    Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima
    Maus by art spiegleman
    A Contract with God trilogy by Will Eisner
    Fax from Sarjevo by Joe Kubert
    Safe Area Gorazde by Joe Sacco
    Berlin by Jason Lutes
    Den by Richard Corben
    The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens
    Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
    Age of Bronze by Eric Shanower
    Finder by Carla Speed McNeil
    Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai
    Hellboy/BPRD by Mignola and friends
    Concrete by Paul Chadwick
    A Distant Soil by Colleen Doran
    Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido
    Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt
    Criminal by Brubaker & Phillips
    The First Kingdom by Jack Katz
    Essex County by Jeff Lemire
    Understanding Comics/Reinventing Comics/Making Comics by Scott McCloud
    The Adventures of Luther Arkwright by Bryan Talbot
    Mouse Guard by David Pedersen
    The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa
    Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod
    Dignifying Science by Jim Ottaviani & friends
    Hicksville by Dylan Horrocks
    Strangehaven by Gary Spencer Millidge
    RASL by Jeff Smith
    Sculptor by Scott McCloud
    Palestine by Joe Sacco
    Metabarons by Jodorowsky & friends
    Astro City by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson & Alex Ross
    March Books One-Three by John Lewis & friends
    My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris
    Descender by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Ngyuen
    Sin City by Frank Miller
    Moby Dick adapted by Bill Sienkewicz (Classics Illustrated #4)
    Journey by William Messner-Loebs
    Blueberry by Moebius and Charlier
    Tintin by Herge
    Yossel by Joe Kubert
    Last Day in Viet Nam by Will Eisner
    Octavia Butler's Kindred adapted by John Jennings & firends

    -M
    I'm not sure if every Europeans comic listed count as independent, as they might be part of big editorial houses in their country of origin or they appeared in magazines that were pretty popular back then (this is my genuine ignorance, I really don't know).

    Great list by the way.

    Mine would be (and thinking of comics like Tintin as independent even if I don't really know if they count):
    -Blueberry
    -Tintin
    -Blacksad
    -Thorgal
    -Metabarons (ironically, I don't care much for The Incal, except for Moebius outstanding pencils and the original coloring)
    -Maus
    -Persepolis
    -Asterix
    -Hellboy
    -From Hell
    -Understanding Comics
    -TMNT
    -The Crow
    -Mafalda
    -El Eternauta
    -Corto Maltese
    -Is the magazine that published Berserk in its early years independent? And what about Akira? If they count as independent, add them to my list

    And many others I'm probably forgetting about
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubistian View Post
    I'm not sure if every Europeans comic listed count as independent, as they might be part of big editorial houses in their country of origin or they appeared in magazines that were pretty popular back then (this is my genuine ignorance, I really don't know).
    I have the impression that the English versions of successful comics never appear in big editorial houses…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelena View Post
    I have the impression that the English versions of successful comics never appear in big editorial houses…
    Not quite true. Marvel's Epic line did editions of Moebius library in the late 80s/early 90s. Three volumes of Incal and somewhere between 8-10 other collections of Moebius material.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    Not quite true. Marvel's Epic line did editions of Moebius librar inthe late 80s/early 90s. Three volumes of Incal and somewhere between 8-10 other collections of Moebius material.



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