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    Is it okay to ask for a recommendation in here? Any DC self contained romantic graphic novels?

    A friend of mine kinda challenged me to find something for her. She's never read western comics and mostly sticks with manga. She knows Batman and this all started because she spotted the wedding tpb when we were in the store and flipped through it, but was disappointed at the lack of a wedding.

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    Kingdom Come
    Superman Secret Identity
    All Star Superman
    Justice
    Batman Court of Owls
    Batgirl Year One

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    "Omega Men: The End Is Near," by Tom King (writer), Barnaby Bagenda (art), et al. Originally a 12-issue maxi-series, but it contains one complete story, not two 6-issue arcs, so I believe it counts as a self-contained graphic novel. You don't need to be overly familiar with the Omega Men or the Green Lantern Corps (Kyle Rayner -- usually a Green Lantern but actually a White Lantern during this time -- is a featured character) to enjoy this one. It has a Star Wars feel to it, with an Evil Empire and scrappy rebels at the center of the story, but it's grittier than that, with parallels to modern insurgent warfare and terrorism. A modern classic.

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    Titans: Scissors, Paper, Stone
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    Loved Justice


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lirica View Post
    Is it okay to ask for a recommendation in here? Any DC self contained romantic graphic novels?

    A friend of mine kinda challenged me to find something for her. She's never read western comics and mostly sticks with manga. She knows Batman and this all started because she spotted the wedding tpb when we were in the store and flipped through it, but was disappointed at the lack of a wedding.
    It's not a graphic novel, but you might give her a copy of Tales of the New Teen Titans number 50. It's Wonder Girl's wedding issue, and is extravagant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Stone View Post
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    Great choice. Would love to see more from Adam Warren, especially his cutting edge artwork.

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    Tim Truman's Hawkworld, no contest. I guess one could argue that it's not self-contained, given the ongoing series that eventually spun out of it, but as it was originally intended to serve as a retelling of Hawkman's origin story, I absolutely still consider it a standalone story.
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    Given I'm taking the question as a new story contained within one (physical) book, I would have to say The New Teen Titans: Games.

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    I'm including both OGN and collections of previous material

    Manhunter Special Edition by Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson
    The Kents by John Ostrander, Tim Truman, Tom Mandrake and Michael Bair
    The Shade by James Robinson
    Hawkworld by Tim Truman
    Green Arrow Year One by Diggle & Jock
    The Judas Coin by Walt Simonson
    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight by Augustyn, Mignola & Russell
    Batman Year One by Miller and Mazzuchelli
    DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke
    Catwoman: Selina's Big Score by Darwyn Cooke
    Superman: For All Seasons by Loeb & Sale
    Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters by Mike Grell
    Justice Riders by Chuck Dixon, JH Williams III and Mick Gray
    Justice League Year One by Waid & Kitson

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    Camelot 3000. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table reborn in the future.



    Gilgamesh II. Jim Starlin writing a book that is totally in his element.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkman View Post
    Tim Truman's Hawkworld, no contest. I guess one could argue that it's not self-contained, given the ongoing series that eventually spun out of it, but as it was originally intended to serve as a retelling of Hawkman's origin story, I absolutely still consider it a standalone story.
    That's a pretty good answer.

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    No single volumes from ongoing series, just total standalone graphic novels.

    From DC itself:

    Watchmen
    JLA: Year One
    Dark Knight Returns
    Batman: Year One
    Kingdom Come
    All-Star Superman
    Mister Miracle
    Omega Men
    New Frontier
    The Golden Age
    Superman: Red Son
    Superman: Secret Identity
    Batman: Mad Love
    JLA: Earth 2
    Superman: Birthright
    Superman: Secret Origin
    JLA: The Nail
    Green Lantern: Willworld
    Lex Luthor: Man of Steel
    Wonder Woman: The True Amazon
    Batman: Noel
    Wonder Woman: Earth One
    Green Lantern: Earth One



    From Vertigo:

    Daytripper
    Death the High Cost of Living
    Brooklyn Dreams
    The Complete Moonshadow (neither of these two are currently at Vertigo but they were published there and the editions I have are from Vertigo)
    It's A Bird
    V For Vendetta
    Dark Knight: A True Batman Tale
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancj View Post
    If graphic novels are in paperback then they are trade paperbacks.

    If a trade paperback holds one story than it is a graphic novel.

    A trade paperback collection containing multiple comics is not an Original Graphic Novel though - and a hardback book is never a trade paperback.
    As I go through the OP's definition of OGN, I'd say The Nail is perhaps my favorite. Certainly, it - closely followed by Justice - is my favorite Justice League OGN.
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    OGN:

    Arkham Asylum.

    Collected story GN:

    Green Arrow: The Long Bow Hunters

    or

    Death: The High Cost of Living
    Batman - Detective Comics - Harley Quinn - Doomsday Clock - Batman Who Laughs - Batman: Damned - Batman: Last Knight On Earth - Silver Surfer: Black

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