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Does anyone here like graphic novels?

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EssentialCoffee Sun 12-Jan-14 09:49:10

DH loves graphic novels and is building up a little collection. I've read a few including Maus and The Preacher series.

Lindt70Percent Sat 11-Jan-14 16:05:17

Have read Maus which is amazing, I think everyone should read it. I'm waiting for it to be my turn to select the next book for my book club so I can choose it.

pointythings Fri 03-Jan-14 19:27:52

I like the Thorgal series, originally written in French and now being translated into English. Stories with a lot of depth and really lovely art, sort of science fiction/fantasy. The only downside is that especially the early translations seem to have been aimed at a younger audience so some of the grittier elements have been censored out - that seems to stop in the later ones as these stories were never intended for a young audience. Love Alan Moore too!

MurderOfGoths Fri 03-Jan-14 13:44:50

Love them, favourites are definitely the Sandman series.

There are also some beautiful ones illustrated by Dave McKean, like Black Orchid and Arkham Asylum.

MegBusset Fri 03-Jan-14 13:42:22

Me smile I love anything by Alan Moore basically.

HarrietSchulenberg Fri 03-Jan-14 13:39:42

I used to when I was in my comic book phase but I've kind of gone off them in recent years. Ds2 is a big Scott Pilgrim fan but he found my Lux and Alby Sign On and Save The World (Martin Millar) recently and I had to prise it off him (not sure he's quite ready for it yet!). He's constantly after my Furry Freak Brothers comics so I've had to hide them too.

But I was looking at The Hobbit graphic novel in Waterstones the other day and might have to nip back and buy it if I have any Christmas money left.

meringuesnowflakes33 Fri 03-Jan-14 13:38:14

If you like the autobiographical ones you might like those by Alison Bechdel and Seth.

marissab Fri 03-Jan-14 13:36:48

Someone recommended locke and key on here. I got for xmas and its really good. I also got walking dead which is ace so far. Loved v for vendetta and really want from hell.

Ohfuckeryitsmarzipan Thu 02-Jan-14 00:22:14

Both excellent. Ds got a Got hmm prequel that I cant remember the name of. Didnt like the discworld ones, it never looks like in your head when you aree reading them.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Tue 31-Dec-13 11:23:12

Oh yes! Neil Gaiman's sandman series is still great, I've also got one by Brian Talbot called Alice in Sunderland. Must get around to reading From Hell.

katatonic Tue 31-Dec-13 11:18:07

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Ohfuckeryitsmarzipan Mon 30-Dec-13 23:45:37

Me me me! I got dh Building stories for Christmas. Loved Maus. But faves are watchmen, transmetropolitan, the invisibles, the boys, sandman.

MarianneEnjolras Mon 30-Dec-13 20:53:42

Not quite the same I know, but I have read/own Buffy season 8 (although I think there has been more released since I bought it) and a couple of x-men Wolverine related ones. Although I'm not quite sure if they count as comics or graphic novels? They're hardbacked anyway.

I've heard there are some GoT and Discworld ones out there that I'd be interested in.

Elizabeththefirst Mon 30-Dec-13 19:36:40

Have read Maus and Persepolis recently. Have my eye on Building Stories!

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