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Maggette


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Posted: 2017-03-17 18:42
I recently had a flashback in my childhood years and started to get interested in comic books and graphic novels and started to order and read some of them....with the desired relaxation and escapism effects :)

I like classic adventure and spy stuff political thriller stuff, mostly of belgian origin, like Blake and Mortimer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake_and_Mortimer

or IR$
https://www.amazon.com/Black-Gold-War-I-R/dp/1849182361/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489772472&sr=1-1&keywords=IR%24+comic


or the cllassical 50s Pilot/Astronaut heros (like Buck Danny
https://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Antarctica-Danny-Francis-Berg%C3%A8se/dp/1849182876/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1849182876&pd_rd_r=7E9DGZCB12H7H5YP3YHX&pd_rd_w=tkISs&pd_rd_wg=5HMdi&psc=1&refRID=7E9DGZCB12H7H5YP3YHX)

Or cyber-punk and science fiction stuff.

I am no expert in the field so would like to hear about good stuff, if anybody could recommend it.

Thanks
Mag


Ich kam hierher und sah dich und deine Leute lächeln, und sagte mir: Maggette, scheiss auf den small talk, lass lieber deine Fäuste sprechen...

vinpao


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Posted: 2017-03-17 22:26
Corto Maltese, by Hugo Pratt.
Possibly not in the cheap paperback version for the American market.


Hansi


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Posted: 2017-03-18 00:39
Here are a few old and new favourites:

Transmetropolitan:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Transmetropolitan/comics-series/2725

Preacher - Fantasy, theological road-trip / quest:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Preacher/comics-series/2724

Sandman - Mythological fantasy:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/The-Sandman/comics-series/349

Y The Last Man - Drama about all men but one on Earth dying:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Y-The-Last-Man/comics-series/475

The Invisibles - Action, politics, magic, spys:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/The-Invisibles/comics-series/3493

The Unwritten - Literature fantasy:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/The-Unwritten/comics-series/2794

Ex Machina - Political drama with a bit of superhero flavour:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Ex-Machina/comics-series/245

Runaways - Superheroes:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Runaways-2003-2004/comics-series/1029

Alex + Ada - Scifi, kind Black Mirror lite (not as cruel):
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Alex-Ada/comics-series/11972

Bone - Fantasy:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Bone/comics-series/2024

Birthright - Fantasy:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Birthright/comics-series/26106

V for Vendetta - Political drama:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/V-for-Vendetta/comics-series/2455

PLanetary - Scifi superhero:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Planetary/comics-series/334

Saga - Scifi, if you read just one thing on the list make it this:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Saga/comics-series/7587

Blacksad - 50s detective fantasy:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Blacksad/comics-series/3776

Chew - Superhero type detective stuff:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Chew/comics-series/2948

100 Bullets - Drama, "If a stranger offered you a chance to get away with murder...would you take it?"
https://www.comixology.co.uk/100-Bullets/comics-series/155

Sin City - Action drama:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Frank-Millers-Sin-City/comics-series/3161

Powers - Superheroes and detective stuff:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/Powers-2000-2004/comics-series/4546

We3 - Scifi:
https://www.comixology.co.uk/We3/comics-series/5975

Maggette


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Posted: 2017-03-18 11:24
Thanks to both of you.

Very nice stuff.

By the way, don't we have a phorum member that spots Corto Maltese as his avatar?

Will order that and the first two of Saga.

Ich kam hierher und sah dich und deine Leute lächeln, und sagte mir: Maggette, scheiss auf den small talk, lass lieber deine Fäuste sprechen...

NIP247


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Posted: 2017-03-18 12:42
Yes Maggette, with the title of a novel by Nerval as handle...

On your straddle, done on the puts, working the calls...

tbretagn


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Posted: 2017-03-19 01:46
I can confirm Corto Maltese. Amazing storytelling.
Saga i didnt really enjoy (too weird for my taste).
Sandman is incredibly rich and deserves several reads.
Preacher was good fun.
Blacksad as well and the drawing is beautiful.
V for vendetta is very dark but worth it (and topical as well).
I'd add:
Batman year one and Dark knight returns
More neil gaiman with the Death series.
Cute comic: Herobear and the kid

French style:
lanfeust de troy (heroic fantasy)
XIII (based on the jason bourne idea)
La caste des meta barons (scifi)
Largo winch (if you liked the irs style)
Thorgal (until number 29)

Et meme si ce n'est pas vrai, il faut croire en l'histoire ancienne

chiral3
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Posted: 2017-03-19 02:03
As a signature...

Je suis le Ténébreux, – le Veuf, – l’Inconsolé,
Le Prince d’Aquitaine à la Tour abolie :
Ma seule Etoile est morte, – et mon luth constellé
Porte le Soleil noir de la Mélancolie.

Doesn't lend itself to English translation. Dude who walked a lobster on a leash probably knows.

Nonius is Satoshi Nakamoto. 物の哀れ

AB12358


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Posted: 2017-03-20 01:38
Maus

tabris


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Posted: 2017-03-21 02:58
Not sure if this is a bit too mainstream but I quite liked the recent Daredevil vs Muse. I find Muse to be very fascinating from the graphic novels angle sort of way.

Dilbert: Why does it seem as though I am the only honest guy on earth? Dogbert: Your type tends not to reproduce.

Cheng


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Posted: 2017-03-21 17:51
I second XIII and Largo Winch. Make sure you read them in the proper order (otherwise you will be confused and have some spoilers).

Did anyone mention Percy Pickwick? I don't think so. Interesting how the Belgians see the British.

There are also some older Blake&Mortimer like The Time Trap or
Atlantis Mystery, which might be harder to get.

And, of course, Risk Master Smiley (phrench style, but maybe too mainstream).

"He's man, he's a kid / Wanna bang with you / Headbanging man" (Grave Digger, Headbanging Man)

Maggette


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Posted: 2017-03-25 17:50
Thanks to everybody.

Given that there are also a 45-55 hours per week job, 3-5 work outs per week, side projects on machine learnig and open source software and my girlfriend...I guess it is already more than I can handle:)

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Cheng


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Posted: 2017-03-28 09:04
I dare say the girlfriend part is overrated Wink.

"He's man, he's a kid / Wanna bang with you / Headbanging man" (Grave Digger, Headbanging Man)

Tradenator


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Posted: 2017-03-28 11:48
Have the girlfriend dress up as Robin, you dress up as Batman (or substitute to taste), and you can scratch two itches for the price of one?Heart
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