#1 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (3082 posts) - - Show Bio

alright I am relatively new to comics and while my collection has a lot of Marvel and DC comics(a crapload of Wolverine) I have been wanting to expand into other companies. I have read some Darkhorse and Image stuff but not much. So question is can anyone refer me any good characters/books/story arcs that are not DC/Marvel? any suggestion will help and thanks in advance

#2 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8849 posts) - - Show Bio

I recommend the following:



Conan the Barbarian




#3 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (3082 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crom-Cruach: Thanks! Witchblade sounds interesting I just read up on it on Wikipedia recomend any starting point for Witchblade and Hellboy?

#4 Edited by The_Tree (7447 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Invincible
  • The Walking Dead
  • Chew
  • Transmetropolitan (finished)
  • Gladstone's School for World Conquerors
  • Hell Yeah
  • Who is Jake Ellis? (soon to be followed by Where is Jake Ellis?)
  • The Strange Talent of Luther Strode (soon to be followed by The Legend of Luther Strode)
#5 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8849 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheAmazingImmortalMan: Issuen 80 is a good starting point that's when Ron Marz took over and the series improved dramatically in quality (thought the first issues are easy to get and they're barely over 150 issues total, not including crossovers). Hellboy is awesome and I can't recommend anything less then starting with issue 1. The trades are very easy to get and there are not that many issues to go through.

#6 Edited by InfamousFish (353 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoy The Walking Dead. I don't know if it is what you will like, but good story. Valiant has some good titles.

#7 Posted by MarvelGrey (243 posts) - - Show Bio


The Sword (Complete)

Morning Glories (At issue 21)

Witchblade plus Artifacts. Witchblade omnibus there are two. One collects from 1-50 the other from 51-100


Buffy Season 8 cont in season 9

Y: The Last Man (Complete)

Most of these Independent titles should have huge a omnibus for you to catch up quicker in fact Buffy Season 8 omnibus was released not too long ago.

#8 Posted by ghost_runner (277 posts) - - Show Bio

Read Saga It is amazing.

#9 Posted by Violens (543 posts) - - Show Bio

i recommend these....

#10 Posted by djotaku (441 posts) - - Show Bio

The Manhattan Projects



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


#12 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (3082 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree: @Crom-Cruach: @InfamousFish: @MarvelGrey: @ghost_runner: @Violens: @djotaku: @CrimsonCake: thanks for the recommendations I will start checking these out a lot if these titles sound good

#13 Posted by NewKid (360 posts) - - Show Bio


Sweet Tooth and Fables are my fave non-marvel/dc books.

i also recommend Hellboy, B.P.R.D. (if you read hellboy from the beginning there's an obvious point at which bprd spins off and then runs alongside it) and Walking Dead (there's a huge walking dead compendium you can get which has the 1st 48 issues in it!)

and Y: The Last Man is def worth and read, and the series is finished so you can read it in it's entirety :)

#14 Posted by MarvelGrey (243 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheAmazingImmortalMan: You're welcome and Witchblade the third omnibus had an advertisement for release this summer haven't seen it released yet though.

#15 Posted by Strafe Prower (11887 posts) - - Show Bio


The Walking Dead