#1 Posted by yoshikiuk (6 posts) - - Show Bio

So I like Marvel and DC as much as the next guy, but i'm finding that I REALLY enjoy the indie stuff I read. Can anyone recommend me any indie comics that i'm currently not reading that I could check out and add to my pull? I don't mind if it is new or whether I have to get trades to catch up, but I would prefer ongoings rather than stuff that has finished. Here is what I am currently on;

Chew, The Massive, Saga, Fatale, The Walking Dead, American Vampire (not sure if considered indie but whatever).

I suppose my taste is semi-realistic dark stuff, although i'll try anything interesting.

Thanks.

#2 Edited by Strider92 (15261 posts) - - Show Bio

Spawn and Invincible

#3 Posted by IcePrince_X (4633 posts) - - Show Bio

Darkness & Witchblade of Top Cow Comics

the good thing right now is that they just had a Rebirth of their comics...so you can't truly miss out the 10 years they had given to their best characters yet.

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#4 Posted by Deadcool (6809 posts) - - Show Bio

Hellboy, seriously, Hellboy...

#5 Edited by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio
  • 100%
  • 100 Bullets
  • Bone
  • The Boys
  • B.P.R.D/Hellboy
  • Conan the Barbarian by Brian Wood
  • Daytripper
  • Demo (vol. 1 and 2)
  • DMZ
  • El Diablo
  • Enigma
  • Ex Machina
  • Fables
  • The Goon
  • Global Frequency
  • Greek Street
  • Human Target
  • Heavy Liquid
  • Invincible
  • Jonny Double
  • Local
  • The Losers
  • Loveless
  • Lucifer
  • Northlanders
  • Planetary
  • Preacher
  • The Programme
  • Queen & Country
  • Rocketo
  • The Sandman
  • Sandman Mystery Theater
  • Scalped
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • Sleeper
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Transmetropolitan
  • Unknown Soldier
  • The Unwritten
  • Y: The Last Man
#6 Posted by zombietag (1481 posts) - - Show Bio

currently?

Fatale, Sweet Tooth, and yeah, Saga

#7 Posted by coolguyr99 (3018 posts) - - Show Bio

Morning Glories

#8 Posted by Illuminatus (9410 posts) - - Show Bio

Remi stomped this thread.

But just for good measure, let's get BB in here..

#9 Posted by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

I was told Vertigo is not fully creator owned, something about DC owning 50% and the creators owning the other 50%? Is this true?

#10 Edited by capelesscrusader (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Top 5:

1) Manhattan Projects

2) The Secret History of DB Cooper

3) The Nightly News

4) The Massive

5) Saga

#11 Edited by The_Tree (6411 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Transmetropolitan
  • Invincible
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Daytripper (limited series)
  • Y: The Last Man
  • The Nobody (limited series)
  • DMZ
  • 100 Bullets
  • Kick-Ass
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • Who is Jake Ellis?
#12 Edited by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio
@capelesscrusader: You must've enjoyed that 1 issue of The Massive a lot to have it in your top 5 already
 
I felt it was promising. I thought Mind MGMT #1 was better, but meh, opinions.
#13 Posted by capelesscrusader (103 posts) - - Show Bio

@Adnan: Mind MGMT is pretty good, but I love things that actually deal with relevant world problems. The Massive is about as topical as one can possibly get.

#14 Posted by Adnan (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

@capelesscrusader:Fair enough. I feel it's still at the stage where it could go either way, since #1 was mainly a character introduction and setting infodump. I don't really wanna judge it yet but I certainly have high hopes for it.

#15 Posted by joeagentofhand1 (4123 posts) - - Show Bio

The Violator miniseries was good

#16 Posted by Billy Batson (56921 posts) - - Show Bio

@Remi:

Fool! You forgot the Pantheon Books such as Maus, Persepolis, Black Hole, Asterios Polyp, Habibi

and the Top Shelf Books; Lost Dogs, Essex Country, Box Office Poison, Blankets

Usagi Yojimbo, the Jason Books, Hickman's Image series (The Nightly News is one of the few that hasn't been mentioned) Criminal, A God Somewhere, Vertigo Crime and Channel Zero!
BB

#17 Posted by ReVamp (22859 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

@Remi:

Fool! You forgot the Pantheon Books such as Maus, Persepolis, Black Hole, Asterios Polyp, Habibi

and the Top Shelf Books; Lost Dogs, Essex Country, Box Office Poison, Blankets

Usagi Yojimbo, the Jason Books, Hickman's Image series (The Nightly News is one of the few that hasn't been mentioned) Criminal, A God Somewhere, Vertigo Crime and Channel Zero!
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Yeah Remi, you're an idiot. Forgetting effin' Usagi Yojimbo -__-

Also:

GI Joe. Only one that hasn't been mentioned to my knowledge.

Also: Hunter-Killer.

#18 Posted by katanalauncher (937 posts) - - Show Bio

Y for last man

Ex Machina

Fables

Invincible

#19 Posted by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson: Aight. You win :(

#20 Posted by inferiorego (20586 posts) - - Show Bio

Current: Saga

of all time: Walking Dead

Although I love Vertigo, I don't consider it indie. It's more like DC Lite.

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#21 Posted by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio

@inferiorego: Most of the Vertigo series are creator-owned. So yeah. majority of it is independent.

#22 Posted by Superguy0009e (2259 posts) - - Show Bio

MudMan was a fun read.

#23 Posted by Rabbitearsblog (5681 posts) - - Show Bio

Fray by Joss Whedon - Dark Horse Comics
Locke and Key series by Joe Hill - IDW Comics

#24 Posted by Katie24 (488 posts) - - Show Bio

The Spider by Dynimate comics is really fantastic. Its only two issues in and the first one was seriously the best first issue I have ever read. I highly recommend it.

#25 Posted by derf_jenkins (260 posts) - - Show Bio

You already have several of the good ones. I would add Smoke and Mirrors, Dan the Unharmable, Trio, Epic Kill, Mind the Gap, Resident Alien, The Secret Service and Super Crooks.

#26 Posted by PikminMania (4628 posts) - - Show Bio

The Red Ten, EPIC, The Standard, and Irredeemable are all very good.

#27 Posted by TDK_1997 (13684 posts) - - Show Bio

Invincible.

#28 Posted by umbrafeline (5300 posts) - - Show Bio

have you read anything from zenescope? they aint your mamas fairytales, i tell you what

#29 Posted by FrankenKong (227 posts) - - Show Bio

Y The Last Man, The Ferals, Super Crooks, Fanboys Vs. Zombies, The Spider.

#30 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8637 posts) - - Show Bio

On the American side:

Hellboy

Witchblade

BPRD

Conan

on the European side:

too many to list

#31 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

@Remi:

Fool! You forgot the Pantheon Books such as Maus, Persepolis, Black Hole, Asterios Polyp, Habibi

and the Top Shelf Books; Lost Dogs, Essex Country, Box Office Poison, Blankets

Usagi Yojimbo, the Jason Books, Hickman's Image series (The Nightly News is one of the few that hasn't been mentioned) Criminal, A God Somewhere, Vertigo Crime and Channel Zero!
BB

Flaming Carrot. LOL!

#32 Posted by IrishX (2259 posts) - - Show Bio