No Right Answer: Best Non-Marvel/DC Comic Property

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PunkRex:
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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Not just sexy. It is also tragic. And nightmare inducing.

Take for example, Ninjette's backstory

Don't get me started on Willy Pete...

Good luck. To relieve you from the horror, here is Caged Demonwolf singing "I Like Big Butts"
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OT: I say Spawn. Or maybe Transformers. You know, the ones from IDW?

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No Scott Pilgrim? The series that made for a good comic book series and great movie/game? That's somewhat surprising in my opinion. But *shrug*, at least I'm interested in checking out Fables now. If only I wasn't poor.

saintdane05:
Or maybe Transformers. You know, the ones from IDW?

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Indeed, IDW's Transformers are some of the best comics I read. they even relaunched the old Marvel G1 series, with the original writer and illustrator on board!
Back to the video: Yay, Hellboy won! I would have thought anything published by Vertigo (regardless of quality) would be DQ'd because it's the Mature wing of DC Comics. Maybe something from Image, Dark Horse, or even Dynamite could have been a contender?

There is a right answer and its The Transmetropolitan.

marcogodinho:
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 :)

What if I didn't care for Y the Last Man, but I am keen on Saga. Gotta any recommendations for me?

(PS Didn't like Preacher either.)

Kapol:
No Scott Pilgrim? The series that made for a good comic book series and great movie/game? That's somewhat surprising in my opinion. But *shrug*, at least I'm interested in checking out Fables now. If only I wasn't poor.

I loved the Scott Pilgrim comics, but I think popular opinion selved it under passe a year or so ago. Which is disappointing.

Hellboy is just the best comic book character full stop.

Followed swiftly by Judge Dredd.

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Invincible is pretty damn awesome too.
Started off as a bit of a DC spoof but it's got a great plot and characters.

Hellblazers, but it can get very depressing at times.

Has anyone read the Stuff of Legend? It's like Toy Story with the Boogieman!

Anyway there are countless comic by other publishers that surpass Mavel and DC even in the same genre (Invincible for example)
Dredd is up their and Image has done great stuff since the turn or the century, Criminal is one of the best noir comics ever made (it's the Icon imprint so i count it as separate even though marvel distributes it :P)

A personal fav is Sonic the Hedgehog, 20 years from humble beginnings and still going strong, it's often more adult that the big to i'd say.

Darkhorse and IDW deserve more money in general.

Darth_Payn:

saintdane05:
Or maybe Transformers. You know, the ones from IDW?

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Indeed, IDW's Transformers are some of the best comics I read. they even relaunched the old Marvel G1 series, with the original writer and illustrator on board!
Back to the video: Yay, Hellboy won! I would have thought anything published by Vertigo (regardless of quality) would be DQ'd because it's the Mature wing of DC Comics. Maybe something from Image, Dark Horse, or even Dynamite could have been a contender?

Robots in Disguise is the greatest thing to ever happen to Transformers. Its like, Politics! On CYBERTRON!

Berserk is the best written series I have ever read so I am going with Berserk personally.

This topic just reminds me how much I miss Ninja High School. I liked the original run or Star Wars Legacy and hope the new cast can hold things. Green Hornet from Dynamite has fallen off. I assume limited series like Scott Pilgrim were discounted. There's so much I'd like to read, but comics are fraking pricey.

The fact that you guys said non Marvel/DC and then let a Vertigo published series in the debate does confuse me. Is it because Fables isn't really part of the DC universe like Sandman or Hellblazer is? In that case I think Watchmen should have been an obvious choice.

Personally never read too much of either, and my pick would have been Dark Horse's Conan series.

aba1:
Berserk is the best written series I have ever read so I am going with Berserk personally.

Leave that Japanese muck out of our western graphical books >:(

(Yeah, Berserk is really, really good. Too depressing for me though :P)

RootBrewski:
The fact that you guys said non Marvel/DC and then let a Vertigo published series in the debate does confuse me. Is it because Fables isn't really part of the DC universe like Sandman or Hellblazer is? In that case I think Watchmen should have been an obvious choice.

Personally never read too much of either, and my pick would have been Dark Horse's Conan series.

Vertigo is an imprint of DC yeah but it not having anything to do with the DC universe makes it valid Hellblazer and Sandman though awesome don't count, partly because they both started out in DC and another reason is Sandman was always connected to the DC multiverse.

I frankly would say the best non-DC or Marvel property is Judge Dredd, with The Goon and... probably Spawn, Chew... and a bunch of IDW's stuff (Godzilla, Transformers) close behind. I am planning to get into Hellboy, but with the exception of the films, it really never made so much as a blip on my radar. I'm sure both it and Fable are great, though, I just... they would not have crossed my mind.

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

You underestimation print comics' potential to be properly insane.

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That's Bane. Batman's Bane. Bane is riding a T-rex into battle. Then he and his team, they fight a dragon.

That's DC canon, that.

Andy of Comix Inc:

That's Bane. Batman's Bane. Bane is riding a T-rex into battle. Then he and his team, they fight a dragon.

That's DC canon, that.

Surprisingly, despite the fact that it seems like somebody in Marvel crashes into the Savage Land every week, there's a distinct lack of dinosaur riding.

OT: I'll probably get some hate for this, but the Star Wars expanded universe comics have quite a few times been pretty awesome, especially when Dark Horse makes them.

Is TMNT now owned by DC or Marvel? Because as far as I know they were completely independent and, love em or hate em, they are by far one of the most successful comic properties ever.

DanHibiki:
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Invincible is pretty damn awesome too.
Started off as a bit of a DC spoof but it's got a great plot and characters.

Ninjad its amazing well written funny plus it has allen the alien

It must be hard for everyone to be so wrong. I mean the right answer is obviously

Scars Unseen:
Occult Mayhem? Nazi punching? Lovecraftian horrors? SCIENCE?

Atomic Robo.

Came here to say Atomic Robo. It is the best.





Scars Unseen:
Occult Mayhem? Nazi punching? Lovecraftian horrors? SCIENCE?

Atomic Robo.

Not to mention a time traveling dinosaur genius! I would've voted for Atomic robo too

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?

Watch Video

Boom Studios puts out some pretty good comics, my personal preferences being anything by Claudio Sanchez. You get the great character progression of "the Key of Z," the oddities of following an indestructible dwarf, a cocaine snorting chicken, a skeleton in a dog outfit, and a sack of flour in "Kill Audio," and the great sci-fi plot line of "Amory Wars."

Dan's gone all out on this one, nicely done.

Shout out to ginger snaps.

Furthmore,

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Mmmmhmmm

I haven't watched the video but I'd say Preacher and Transmetropolitan (unless Sandman counts in which case that as well). I haven't read enough of Fables to consider it yet, I think it has 17 volumes and I've only read 3. If the Walking Dead comic felt like the writer actually had plans and didn't seem to make stuff up as he went along then maybe I'd include that as well. I think I'm the one of the only people who actually think the show is better (except for the season 3 ending which was way to anti-climactic)

I have been loosely following Fables whenever i get the opportunity. I find it very entertaining and interesting. Its very imaginative and does a good job of revisioning all these characters and their interactions. Sadly i only get to see an issue occasionally here and there. Someday i hope to go through it all at once.

I also like very much how they aren't afraid to mix up what we consider the villain/hero to be compared to how the source material portrays them.

anonymity88:
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. :(

So you haven't read the end yet? I'm just wondering cause I do like "The Boy's" but the last volume kinda screws everything up for no good reason.

MopBox:

marcogodinho:
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 :)

What if I didn't care for Y the Last Man, but I am keen on Saga. Gotta any recommendations for me?

(PS Didn't like Preacher either.)

Hmmm. I's say give Saga a chance if you're looking for a mature and somewhat quirky sci-fi epic. I would like to recommend you more stuff, but it would be easier if you tell me what comics you like. I usually recommend Rising Stars and Midnight Nation to everyone, so try giving those a shot.

Locus by Adam Black:
http://locus.departure-productions.com/

It's got a great story, dispite what you might think when you read the taglige:
Boobs, Blood and Bad language

ninjapenguin1414:

anonymity88:
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. :(

So you haven't read the end yet? I'm just wondering cause I do like "The Boy's" but the last volume kinda screws everything up for no good reason.

No I haven't. I was collecting the trade paperbacks but then i went back to uni and got a newer part-time job earning about half what i used to earn. Comic books are always the first thing to go out the window in terms of essentials. :(

In descending order of awesomeness:
Sandman
Preacher
Transmetropolitan
The Boys
Lucifer
Hitman

Out of those only "The Boys" and "Hitman" are touching on the usual superhero crap (which I've grown pretty much indifferent to as I got older)

Gladstone's School for World Conquerers,Chew,27,Hoax Hunters,Danger Club,Think Tank. (And those are all Image titles!)

Scars Unseen:
Occult Mayhem? Nazi punching? Lovecraftian horrors? SCIENCE?

Atomic Robo.

THIS! I love Hellboy, but Atomic Robo is really awesome! Also, I love their manifesto:

http://www.atomic-robo.com/the-promise/

Haven't read any comics in several years, but I was a hardcore follower of Fables when it started. Great stuff, and some really compelling stories. I've tried to keep a pretty close eye on Bill Willingham ever since I read The Elementals (Comico, 1984-1996). It had its issues (no pun intended) but it was a pretty fun read.

I also have to agree with the people who've brought up Transmetropolitan and the IDW Transformers titles. Both superb imo.

And The Boys was just in a class by itself to me.

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