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Anything in the "The HItchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' series.... and if you haven't already The Fault In Our Stars. If you read that then consider buying the biography of esther grace earl ( she was the girl that inspired John Green to write that book) I preordered it and recieved it a day early
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Posted 2/22/14

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I would love to read more books by IMAGE or DARK HORSE comics, but unsure what to read next.

Suggestions?


It isn't by Image or Dark Horse, but my favourite comic is the Batman comic Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. The artwork is brilliant and the story is probably the most sinister, creepy Batman story told thus far.
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Posted 2/24/14

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It isn't by Image or Dark Horse, but my favourite comic is the Batman comic Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. The artwork is brilliant and the story is probably the most sinister, creepy Batman story told thus far.


If you are a Batman fan, then out of all the series that exist, my top favorites would be "No Mans Land" and "Hush"
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I highly highly recommend those if you have not seen them yet.
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Posted 2/24/14 , edited 2/24/14
Request: I really love science fiction books. I'm reading Frankenstein right now but when I'm done I want to jump into a brand new book. I was thinking about reading Dracula afterwards but it wouldn't hurt to wait if I get a really good recommendation.

Here's my goodreads account for all the books I read and reading for more reference on me https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/24128713-shiina
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Posted 2/25/14

Kellesk wrote:


Acrid64 wrote:


It isn't by Image or Dark Horse, but my favourite comic is the Batman comic Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. The artwork is brilliant and the story is probably the most sinister, creepy Batman story told thus far.


If you are a Batman fan, then out of all the series that exist, my top favorites would be "No Mans Land" and "Hush"
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I highly highly recommend those if you have not seen them yet.


Mmm, a big issue for me with American comic's, particularly with Batman, is character design, and the quality of the artwork. I attempted to read Court of the Owls. but the character design really turned me off. Greg Capullo's style and quality of artwork is fabulous though. The Arkham Asylum/City games and the Arkham comic I mentioned are the only specific titles from the Batman universe I enjoy thoroughly. I may attempt the Death of a Family series arc....but I'm still wary.
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Posted 2/25/14

Kellesk wrote:

I would love to read more books by IMAGE or DARK HORSE comics, but unsure what to read next.

Suggestions?


I was just reminded yesterday that The Walking Dead is an Image title. Have you tried that yet?
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Posted 2/25/14

Acrid64 wrote:


Kellesk wrote:


Acrid64 wrote:


It isn't by Image or Dark Horse, but my favourite comic is the Batman comic Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth. The artwork is brilliant and the story is probably the most sinister, creepy Batman story told thus far.


If you are a Batman fan, then out of all the series that exist, my top favorites would be "No Mans Land" and "Hush"
^___^
I highly highly recommend those if you have not seen them yet.


Mmm, a big issue for me with American comic's, particularly with Batman, is character design, and the quality of the artwork. I attempted to read Court of the Owls. but the character design really turned me off. Greg Capullo's style and quality of artwork is fabulous though. The Arkham Asylum/City games and the Arkham comic I mentioned are the only specific titles from the Batman universe I enjoy thoroughly. I may attempt the Death of a Family series arc....but I'm still wary.


I'm the same as you, I'm very very very picky with comic artowrk styles. The higher end heavy detailed art is what I'm mostly into. Give them both a shot, can't go wrong.
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Posted 2/25/14

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I was just reminded yesterday that The Walking Dead is an Image title. Have you tried that yet?


Indeed!!! I'm caught up with the latest chapter! ! ! ! !
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Posted 2/25/14

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deadpanditto wrote:

I was just reminded yesterday that The Walking Dead is an Image title. Have you tried that yet?


Indeed!!! I'm caught up with the latest chapter! ! ! ! !


I am jealous. Amazon had a sale on the compendiums so I am looking forward to catching up. :)

I've enjoyed Fell, Phonogram, and some older Image series. Revival sound interesting. As for Dark Horse, MegaTokyo is fun, but I'm not sure you would like it. Nothing else comes to mind atm.
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I would say check out Tomb Raider by Gail Simone which came out a few weeks ago. I've heard good things about it but I haven't picked it up myself.

Legends of Bold Riley, I know you asked for modern world but Bold Riley is more fantasy with no pop culture jokes, no dated jokes, it's just a book that has a engrossing narrative. Riley is a female character whose flawed, is into ladies so I don't know if that would throw you off the book, and it's fun. I would say she's similar to Red Sonja in some ways.

I know you said you wanted to change after the Marvel reading spree but Black Widow new series doesn't really deal with the superhero plots. It's just her doing spy stuff on her road to redemption.

I accidentally clicked "reply" rather than quoting Apocalypse Ali. My mistake on that one.
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Posted 4/9/14
"Pride and Prejudice" because it is Classical
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Posted 4/15/14
Request: I need to read a fiction book about mythology that isn't Percy Jackson or something like that. Any ideas?
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Posted 4/15/14

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Request: I need to read a fiction book about mythology that isn't Percy Jackson or something like that. Any ideas?


Any particular kind of mythology? Greek? Japanese? European?
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Posted 4/16/14

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vampireroseice wrote:

Request: I need to read a fiction book about mythology that isn't Percy Jackson or something like that. Any ideas?


Any particular kind of mythology? Greek? Japanese? European?


I really don't care what kind of mythology it is.
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Posted 4/16/14

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I really don't care what kind of mythology it is.


Try this: Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter by Richard Parks. I'd describe the main character as a noir-style "detective" in the Heian period of Japan. Japanese mythology plays a very prominent role in all of his adventures. I found it a fun read.

You can check out the free preview on Amazon and decide if it is to your liking.
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