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Best Non-Marvel/DC Comic Property

Just like in American politics, sometimes the Marvel and DC comics domination gets boring. Which comic book property is a breath of fresh air in the industry?

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Skullkickers. Hands down. Only Just started on there fourth storyline and it's still better than 90% of what's out there.

Pfft. Everyone knows the internet is where it's at; where else can you see an Irish ninja with multiple doctorates riding a velociraptor?

Become a Hellman Kyle? I think you mean a Pearlman.

And Before I get into the Walking Dead Comic, can someone tell me if it had the same characters from the TV show or if it's set up like the Videogame with a completely different cast?

I think it kind of inevitably needs to be pointed out that Fables is published by Vertigo which is an imprint of DC Comics and therefore should possibly be disqualified. Then again, we shouldn't turn our backs on innovation and quality no matter where they originate from. It certainly doesn't feel like a mainstream super hero comic.

Also, side note, Marvel is rumored to be developing their own comic based on the TV show Once Upon A Time (which was arguably based on Fables.)

Fables because Telltale is making a video game version of them.

Fables because Telltale is making a video game about it.

DVS BSTrD:
Become a Hellman Kyle? I think you mean a Pearlman.

And Before I get into the Walking Dead Comic, can someone tell me if it had the same characters from the TV show or if it's set up like the Videogame with a completely different cast?

Most of the same characters, but with different personalities. It's still pretty damn good.

OT: Well...yeah. Damn you, DVS BSTrD; I was hoping to get the first Walking Dead suggestion in. Besides, they are made by image, and MovieBob did a whole thing on them, so...yeah.

EDIT: I'm sorry, I meant "published by image comics". They're made by Robert Kirkman.

It will be said eventually, so I might as well do it: Fables is published by Vertigo, which is owned by DC. Personally, if Vertigo comics are acceptable I would have gone with Sandman or Lucifer, but those are on such another level that it would be hard to debate against them. Heck, you could even have gone with Hellblazer...

On the topic of Hellboy, note that the spin-off series, BPRD, is also quite good.

And for anyone here looking for further non-Marvel/DC comics recommendations, off the top of my head Bone is quite good.

Occult Mayhem? Nazi punching? Lovecraftian horrors? SCIENCE?

Atomic Robo.

I don't read a whole lot of comics but I do try and keep up with the Goon, which is by Dark Horse.

Bone. Amazing story with extremely interesting characters. It combines the high fantasy that everyone loves with the fun of a childrens story. If done right it could be on par with Shrek as a property that appeals to both adults and children and as such could easily become a merchandising empire. It would deliver a beautifully told fantasy story in a rich and very well developed world that we could share with our children for generations to come... that sells tickets my friend.

You guys have a seemingly endless supply of awesome T-shirts.

All I can say is 2000AD, should of been Judge Dredd vs Rogue Trooper

Isn't Vertigo owned by DC?

Hellman? I love their mayonnaise!

Fables can't count, Vertigo is DC.

minimacker:
Isn't Vertigo owned by DC?

Yes, but the copyrights to all the titles on it are owned by their creators.

Anyway, the answer to the original question is Transmetropolitan (also Vertigo).

The visual puns were great guys, but...

Someone with the guts to try something different, eh? That leaves out Archie then...they're too busy making serialized ads for Sega's core franchise and a game series Capcom no longer cares about.

I'm glad Hellboy won. Any comic series that has a character that Ron Perlman can make even more awesome on the big screen is a winner in my book.

I always thought Hellboy was a Marvel character.

Im on volume 8 of 'Hellboy', I can confirm that it is indeed awesome, and alot funnier then you'd think.

Gotta give it to Dark Horse, im planning on reading 'The Goon' and 'Empowered' after. Oh the fun, fun, sexy ass times ahead.

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IDW's MLP Comic...

Wait no I'm dead serious it is actually ludicrously awesome and it isn't aping Marvel of DC's style. It is dark while not being Warhammer on four hooves. Seriously read it.

Firefilm:

Just like in American politics, sometimes the Marvel and DC comics domination gets boring. Which comic book property is a breath of fresh air in the industry?

>.> your asking for something different? I take you've not heard of Antarctic Press, or it's flagship title Gold Digger, you need to remedy this.

Great, this just serves to remind me how bad I need to read Fables.

I say again this should of been

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Okay, because no one has mentioned it yet, I'm stepping up and mentioning this.

Chew. That is all. Freakin' Chew (Okay, so I lied, that is not all)

That is such a great series. It's funny, it has really good story progression, a great cast of characters many with awesome food powers.

I mean the main character gets psychic visions from things he eats. In the very first issue he ends up eating a serial killer who just killed himself because he needed to get the names of all of his victims and close the case.

The only problem with Chew is individual issues can feel a bit slow and non-progressive, so if you're interested in it, I suggest picking up the trades (they're up to volume 6 right now which is basically the halfway point of the series)

Chew is fantastic to anyone who likes comedy, cops, food, and crazy powers.

Also, just throwing this out there, having Fairy Tale characters in New York was done long before Once Upon A Time and even before Fables with The 10th Kingdom (and I'm sure it's been done before that too. Having fairy tale legends exist as real people isn't exactly a fresh idea)

So yeah...Read Chew

...and maybe watch The 10th Kingdom. I think it's on Netflix still.

EDIT: Extra Note about Chew...it has a Rooster...and he is AWESOME.

Should have put Powers up there...

So, Wonderland will involve Portland at some point?

Strain42:

The only problem with Chew is individual issues can feel a bit slow and non-progressive, so if you're interested in it, I suggest picking up the trades (they're up to volume 6 right now which is basically the halfway point of the series)

I'd suggest picking up the Omnivore Editions, because I really like large well presented hardback comics, and those are some damn fine hardback comics.

Also: Chogs.

Edit: Also also: You should also read Mouse Guard*, The Adventures of Luther Arkwright/Heart of Empire. and Grandville

* I even bought my mum the two Mouse Guard books, they're so good absolutely anyone can read them.

joss Whedon's FRAY. It's a Slayer in the future. End of debate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_%28comics%29

You're all wrong. Harrumph.

on a side note: I really need to get the last 3 paperback volumes. The Big Ride is so good and I've been left hanging. Stupid crappy job. :(

Firefilm:
Best Non-Marvel/DC Comic Property

Just like in American politics, sometimes the Marvel and DC comics domination gets boring. Which comic book property is a breath of fresh air in the industry?

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Walking Dead? A great TV show? Meh...

I enjoyed the comics enough, but the TV show just feels... bad. Really, really bad. The acting is hokey, the characters are boring. The Zombies have more personality than the main bloody cast! I know I am not the only one who thinks this, but damn it sure feels like it on the escapist.

If there looking for something new and interesting they should read uber only one issue is out but that helps with the image of being new and exciting i personally thought it was a great read

SAGA. If you liked Y the Last Man, Ex Machina or Runaways, this will blow you away. Brian K. Vaughan at his best. Preacher is also a modern classic that's worth mentioning :)

Someone doing something weird and different? Apparently you haven't been reading Brian K. Vaughan's Saga. That should fit the bill.

Edit: Dang. Beaten to the punch by less than a minute.

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