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    Lightbulb Favourite self contained graphic novels from the rest of the publishers?

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    Can physical comic books be still in good reading condition during my old age?

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    Jeff Lemire's Essex County, Trillium, The Nobody, and The Underwater Welder to name a few of his one and done stories. For the most part, you can't go wrong with Lemire. Anything that's his own work. I read his Hawkeye and it never hit me like his completely original stuff.

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    And let me dare not forget to throw in Atomic Robo. It's serialized, but most of the volumes work as self contained stories.

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    I read Mooncop by Tom Gauld just yesterday. I must note that this is my first Tom Gauld experience.

    Its all done with a minimalist approach: the artwork is simple, there isn't much dialogue, and it's intentionally basic. The humor is very deadpan, its different than most other things ive read, but im glad i read it. Its about a good-natured cop who lives on the moon, doing his job as everyone gradually leaves the moon to go back to Earth, all the while trying to deal with feeling deserted. Its a study in loneliness and isolation: these are clearly the main themes. The book has a melancholy tone to it throughout, peppered with a very dry, deadpan brand of humor. The setting is interesting too; it sort of shows what might have happened if Earth actually colonized the moon after the moon landing. We probably would have thought it was the coolest thing at first, then quickly get bored of it, and just head back.

    The minimal dialogue makes it a real quick read. I liked it a lot. Its certainly sticking with me after putting it down.
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    American Flagg #1-#12 by Howard Chaykin. The first series. Those 12 issues were set up as four three parters and formed a wonderful arc. Flagg is criminally underrated as a product of the 80s. It deserves to be up there with other brilliant works. It gets good lip service, but it's beyond good.

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    Keep the suggestions coming guys!
    Can physical comic books be still in good reading condition during my old age?

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    persepolis, cages, collected tales of beanworld volumes, collected love and rockets, frank, dan pussey, stuff of legend, daddy's girl... there are a zillion great ones.

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    My favorite is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Challenges.

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    Anyone know of any good romance-focused self contained graphic novels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lirica View Post
    Anyone know of any good romance-focused self contained graphic novels?
    Tricked by alex robinson and Patience by daniel clowes were two i enjoyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iron chimp View Post
    Tricked by alex robinson and Patience by daniel clowes were two i enjoyed.
    Thanks for the recs! I'll take a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lirica View Post
    Anyone know of any good romance-focused self contained graphic novels?
    12 Reasons Why I Love Her
    Pull List: Animosity,Babyteeth,Birthright,Black Hammer,Black Science,Damned,Deadly Class,Descender,East of West,Eternal Empire,Hellboy,Hillbilly,I Hate Fairyland,Injustice,Kill or be Killed,Lazarus,Manifest Destiny,Outcast,Paper Girls,Rat Queens,Saga,Seven to Eternity,Sex Criminals,Southern Bastards,Star Wars,Stray Bullets,Uber,Usagi Yojimbo,all Valiant,Walking Dead,Wayward,Wicked & Divine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4saken1 View Post
    12 Reasons Why I Love Her
    I'll look this up too. Thank you!

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    The Life and Times of Savior 28

    For Captain America fans who are cynical about American politics

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    Grendel: Devil By the Deed is still one of my all time favorite Graphic Novels. The original 1986 Comico oversized edition is best.
    Pull List: Animosity,Babyteeth,Birthright,Black Hammer,Black Science,Damned,Deadly Class,Descender,East of West,Eternal Empire,Hellboy,Hillbilly,I Hate Fairyland,Injustice,Kill or be Killed,Lazarus,Manifest Destiny,Outcast,Paper Girls,Rat Queens,Saga,Seven to Eternity,Sex Criminals,Southern Bastards,Star Wars,Stray Bullets,Uber,Usagi Yojimbo,all Valiant,Walking Dead,Wayward,Wicked & Divine.

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