#1 Posted by Sketchtor (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

I know DC and Marvel have all the classic characters we know and love, but I reckon indie comics have a lot of talented people working on them and some high quality work and 3-dimensional characters are produced. So which one is best?

#2 Posted by Gottheit (3460 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, in terms of popularity? The Darkness is pretty up there, as is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Witchblade, and others. In the '90s, everyone sucked the great necrotic c*ck of Spawn as if he were the new Jesus, but now a days we all know better and generally stay away from that assclown. But, in terms of actual strength? Like, who would win in a fight? I gotta go with maybe the Tick, or Spawn, or maybe Savage Dragon, or maybe even some character that I don't even know about because he's so underground. Like, what is "best" to you, Sketchtor?

#3 Posted by Buckshot (18867 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't consider Image "indie".

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#4 Posted by Forever (4332 posts) - - Show Bio

Gottheit says:

"In the '90s, everyone sucked the great necrotic c*ck of Spawn as if he were the new Jesus..."

Nice turn of phrase.

#5 Posted by Valkaad (2589 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Dreadstar from epic.

#6 Posted by Noir_Dark (861 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by E-MAN (187 posts) - - Show Bio

Solar:Man of the Atom was pretty good,as were all the Valiant heroes,hope 2 see them again.

#8 Posted by E-MAN (187 posts) - - Show Bio

All the Valiant Heroes Solar,Harbinger,XO ManofWar,Magus:Robot Fighter,that was all good stuff.HardCorps Enternal Warrior,Hope 2 see them again someday.

#9 Posted by Sketchtor (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

Gottheit says:

"Well, in terms of popularity? The Darkness is pretty up there, as is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Witchblade, and others. In the '90s, everyone sucked the great necrotic c*ck of Spawn as if he were the new Jesus, but now a days we all know better and generally stay away from that assclown. But, in terms of actual strength? Like, who would win in a fight? I gotta go with maybe the Tick, or Spawn, or maybe Savage Dragon, or maybe even some character that I don't even know about because he's so underground. Like, what is "best" to you, Sketchtor?"

I don't mean best as in "who would win in a fight" best. I mean like the development of the character. Power has nothing to do with it.

#10 Posted by Sketchtor (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, I think Hellboy.

#11 Posted by Noir_Dark (861 posts) - - Show Bio

Sketchtor says:

"Gottheit says:
"Well, in terms of popularity? The Darkness is pretty up there, as is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Witchblade, and others. In the '90s, everyone sucked the great necrotic c*ck of Spawn as if he were the new Jesus, but now a days we all know better and generally stay away from that assclown. But, in terms of actual strength? Like, who would win in a fight? I gotta go with maybe the Tick, or Spawn, or maybe Savage Dragon, or maybe even some character that I don't even know about because he's so underground. Like, what is "best" to you, Sketchtor?"

I don't mean best as in "who would win in a fight" best. I mean like the development of the character. Power has nothing to do with it."

I already told you...

#12 Posted by Gottheit (3460 posts) - - Show Bio

Development of character, I seriously wanna say The Darkness. I mean, everything about it is entertaining. I'm not saying the Goon, simply because I haven't read any of that comic, only a small part. Hellboy's pretty cool, though...always like what I read there..."Pancakes."

#13 Posted by Sketchtor (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

Cerebus the Aardvark, eh? No fighting in my thread.

#14 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

The Darkness rocks.

#15 Posted by Sketchtor (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

Gottheit says:

"Development of character, I seriously wanna say The Darkness. I mean, everything about it is entertaining. I'm not saying the Goon, simply because I haven't read any of that comic, only a small part. Hellboy's pretty cool, though...always like what I read there..."Pancakes.""

I haven't read any of the Darkness, although it has caught my eye more and more of late, and it looks good. Hellboy is great, The Island is one of my favourites. The Goon is wicked awesome, and hilarious to boot.

#16 Posted by Gottheit (3460 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, the two scenes I read were great. One was them encountering an Anne Rice, total emo-style vampire, then they beat the sh*t out of him and strap him to a car and set him ablaze. The other is in the beginning, Goon and his sidekick in a classy restaraunt, the waiter tries to feed the sidekick sushi, where the sidekick busts open a bottle and threatens the waiter, completely not understanding the nature of sushi. And the Goon, instead of, like, trying to break up the fight or lecturing his sidekick on proper behavior of whatever, says the greatest line ever. "You learn 'im good, Frankie!" I mean...that just says it all about the comic.

#17 Posted by Valkaad (2589 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Warrior was a great character and a great comic

#18 Posted by Sketchtor (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

Gottheit says:

"Yeah, the two scenes I read were great. One was them encountering an Anne Rice, total emo-style vampire, then they beat the sh*t out of him and strap him to a car and set him ablaze. The other is in the beginning, Goon and his sidekick in a classy restaraunt, the waiter tries to feed the sidekick sushi, where the sidekick busts open a bottle and threatens the waiter, completely not understanding the nature of sushi. And the Goon, instead of, like, trying to break up the fight or lecturing his sidekick on proper behavior of whatever, says the greatest line ever. "You learn 'im good, Frankie!" I mean...that just says it all about the comic."

It's all like that. I get a few issues every now and again. I have about 12. There's a crossover with Hellboy which is cool. My favourite line is

" There's a werewolf and a giant robot destroying my zombies!! Release the great zombie chimp!"

#19 Posted by G-Man (29415 posts) - - Show Bio

For me it's all about Madman.

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#20 Posted by Prodigal Son (3472 posts) - - Show Bio

No surprise here, but I'm a huge Drizzt Do'urden fan. Devil's Due puts out some fantastic work:

Drizzt's faithful friend Guenhwyvar:

But don't forget Red Sonja, also from Devil's Due:

I also really miss CrossGen Comics. I wish they would at least come back long enough to finish the Negation War story arc:

#21 Posted by Sketchtor (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

G-Man says:

"For me it's all about Madman.
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Yeah I hear good things about Madman.

#22 Posted by Noir_Dark (861 posts) - - Show Bio

Sketchtor says:

"eh?

Are you mocking his Canadianness?

#23 Posted by Sketchtor (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

No, I'm talking to people I've never met from all over the world.

#24 Posted by Li'l T-bo (145 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of realy 3D dynamic characters, Jesse Custer & John Constantine are both way up there.

I LOVE Desolation Jones too. My absolute fave comic right now is Shaolin Cowboy - Geof Darrow is the MAN - but basically nobody reads that.

#25 Posted by G-Man (29415 posts) - - Show Bio

Sketchtor says:

"G-Man says:
"For me it's all about Madman.
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Yeah I hear good things about Madman."

I liked it so much I got his logo tattooed on my arm. Also just check out anything that Mike Allred does. He's done some work for Marvel in the past, most recently the X-Force/X-Statix run. He's also done some of the "Solo" books for DC. His art is kinda retro and his wife's colors are phenomenal.

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#26 Posted by Shatterstar (4437 posts) - - Show Bio

Wolverine?

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#27 Posted by G-Man (29415 posts) - - Show Bio

Shatterstar says:

"Wolverine? "

Who or what is that?

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#28 Posted by Buckshot (18867 posts) - - Show Bio

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#29 Posted by Cap. Briny (152 posts) - - Show Bio

Drizzt Do'Urden. He has great graphic novels and great regular novels.

I also like The Sire.

I don't read too much indie.

#30 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio

Hellboy

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

Hellboy and Madman are my picks.

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#32 Posted by InvincibleSpawn (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally I must say......

INVINCIBLE!!

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#33 Posted by IcePrince_X (4631 posts) - - Show Bio

Witchblade, Darkness, Magdalena and Angelus....they are the strongest contender for an indie comic, Top Cow