#1 Posted by OnlyZeusIsFree (23 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm new to comics, but not new to reading about them. I devour wiki pages about Marvel. I've read a lot of classic fiction, Dostoyevsky, Hemingway, etc., so I enjoy stories. But I am scared that I won't enjoy comics. I've recently tried to get into a few, and here's my gripe. The New Harbinger series so far seems very unoriginal. Kid has powers. Kid has friends. Kid must leave friends to answer his calling. This seems like the stuff that has been written and re-written for years, but the comic gets great reviews with people saying the plot and characters are very original. If Harbinger is an example of these things, I don't think I'll like comics.

What do you guys suggest considering my case? Any good recs?

#2 Posted by CrimsonCake (2677 posts) - - Show Bio

Kingdom Come

Civil war

New avengers

Avengers academy

I especially suggest the Dark knight returns from Frank Miller.

#3 Posted by OnlyZeusIsFree (23 posts) - - Show Bio

ttt

#4 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

The first comic that you should buy above all else is Watchmen. Get the whole trade paper back. After that, Batman: Year One. Then All-Star Superman, and you are on your way...

Watchmen, almost 30 years later, remains the best comic you'll ever read. And Year one and All-Star are the best comics of their respective characters.

#5 Posted by OnlyZeusIsFree (23 posts) - - Show Bio

I have year one. I'm cracking it open tonight. Sweet. Thanks guys.

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

Maybe you should try some comics that are not super hero comics. I would suggest Y:The Last Man, Saga, Queen and Country, and Sandman.

#7 Posted by Imagine_Man15 (1801 posts) - - Show Bio

Watchmen, Kingdom Come, 100 Bullets, Saga, and Sandman are all spectacular. There are more, but that's what comes to mind at the moment.

#8 Posted by OnlyZeusIsFree (23 posts) - - Show Bio

Katie24, I googled those rec's, each looks spectacular. Saga has an amazing looking plot, plust the artwork is impressive and original. As for the other rec's mentioned by other members, Kingdom Come looks interesting. I like Marvel characters more than DC though, so here's to hoping I like Civil War more than Kingdom Come.

On a more specific note, I will be heartbroken if I have outgrown superheros. I have really been drawn into the Walking Dead Tv series, and it makes me think I have take a liking to drama. Perhaps super heros aren't going to deliver on that front. I guess we all grow up, though. Thanks for the help. Also, Year One was great, just wish it lasted longer and had more plot twists. But, I know think Gordon is a bigger bad ass than Batman.

#9 Posted by DoomDoomDoom (4249 posts) - - Show Bio

Sandman and Fables!

#10 Posted by kamakazi152 (152 posts) - - Show Bio

I've heard from a lot of people I Vampire is a great series, Fables, The Walking Dead trades, and read The Killing Joke, it's a must. Also if you like Marvel characters and you want to try to see if you could still like superheroes I would recommend The Amazing Spider-Man. Dan Slotts writing to me is amazing, I would give it a shot if you want to see.

#11 Posted by Uno_Oscuro (743 posts) - - Show Bio

@OnlyZeusIsFree said:

I'm new to comics, but not new to reading about them. I devour wiki pages about Marvel. I've read a lot of classic fiction, Dostoyevsky, Hemingway, etc., so I enjoy stories. But I am scared that I won't enjoy comics. I've recently tried to get into a few, and here's my gripe. The New Harbinger series so far seems very unoriginal. Kid has powers. Kid has friends. Kid must leave friends to answer his calling. This seems like the stuff that has been written and re-written for years, but the comic gets great reviews with people saying the plot and characters are very original. If Harbinger is an example of these things, I don't think I'll like comics.

What do you guys suggest considering my case? Any good recs?

Does it need to be MArvel and DC Superhero comics? Or can I suggest some indie stuff? And things that have little to nothing to do with superpowers.

#12 Posted by OnlyZeusIsFree (23 posts) - - Show Bio

I am welcome to all suggestions, I am holding out hope that Marvel will appeal to my somewhat higher standards. It just seems like there has to be a writer out there, multitudes actually, that have seen exceptional potential for quality writing to be done in a super hero world. I went to the comic store today to check out Kingdom Come. I'll pick it up as soon as I have the cash (tomorrow maybe). I'll get back to you guys to say whether or not it is my bag.

If any of you guys need fiction/non-fiction rec's though, I can help out there since y'all are helping here. God Speed.