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Old 05-03-2017, 09:10 PM   #1
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Must Read List: graphic novels & collected editions

You know how people consider certain books to be the Classics such as Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye, Robinson Crusoe, The Count of Monte Cristo, Moby-Dick, and The Great Gatsby. And many many many more. Alright you get the point.

Most people can name some of the top fifty classic books and have similar lists.

I want to know what do you consider to be the graphic novel or collected comic run equivalent to classic literature. The required reading that most people can say it would be in the top fifty.

I am interested because I don't want to waste my time and there are so many choices. So a general consensus is great.

I have started my must read list below.

Batman The Dark Knight Returns

Watchmen

Sandman vol. 1 preludes & nocturnes

Batman The Killing Joke

Batman The Long Halloween

TMNT the ultimate collection vol. 1-5

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: "Only a Poor Old Man" Vol.12 (Carl Barks)

Bone #1 out from boneville

The Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol.1&2 (Claremont)

Amazing Spider-Man Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut

Daredevil Vol. 1-3 (Frank Miller)

Thanks.
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:17 PM   #2
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Personally, I'm more of a "Bone: Complete Collection" person, than "Bone Book 1".
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:26 PM   #3
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Most of my list if future reading that I've heard great things about. Trying to see what is most recommended to purchase first. I've heard a lot of good things about Bone. What commonly available collected edition do you recommend? Couldn't find much on Amazon. Anything else that you think needs to be on a list of top runs/books?
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:06 PM   #4
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Well, the Scholastic versions are the most common right now, especially since they're in color. I'd love the ability to read the very first issues, but those are extremely hard to come by. I have a few of them though, which is great. But it's made me notice how things were changed/removed.

The trouble with the complete treasury is that it can cost up to $40, and is 1001 pages in length.
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:08 PM   #5
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Which of the following looks good?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/18889...dBL&ref=plSrch

https://m.store.scholastic.com/Books...FYJmfgodmMoG5A

https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/bone-t...X&idiq=3598100
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Old 05-05-2017, 11:57 AM   #6
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Any thoughts on these or the above mentioned?

Runaways the complete collection
Vol.1

Sweet Tooth Vol. 1 out of the deep woods

Superman: Earth One 2010

Superman: whatever happened to the man of tomorrow

Legion of Superheroes: the silver age omnibus

Batman: year one, deluxe edition

Invincible: the ultimate collection, Vol.1
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Understanding Comics Scott McCloud

Calvin and Hobbes
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Yeah I think alot of people would consider Calvin and Hobbes to be a classic. I had forgotten about them.

I never heard of Scott McCloud. After a quick search, I found a Ted talk featuring him. I think his concept of the "infinite canvas" is outstanding.
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They're all the same thing, just with a different cover and a different price.
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Alright that makes it easier. My lcbs is having a 10%-90% off sale tomorrow so with a little luck I might be able to get it. Thanks.
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I never heard of Scott McCloud. After a quick search, I found a Ted talk featuring him. I think his concept of the "infinite canvas" is outstanding.
Scott McCloud is brilliant. And his latest book The Sculptor is just as brilliant.

As far as other must have collected editions go, literally everything The Luna Brothers have put out are excellent...

Girls
Adam + Ava
The Sword
Ultra

A couple others I enjoy having in my collection...

Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover Volumes 1-6
Superman: Secret Identity
Watchmen
Alan Moore's Swamp Thing run

And of course the many different TMNT books on my shelf
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I actually ordered Watchmen last Friday and received shipping notification today. Looking forward to reading it hopefully this month. I'll have to look up some of the others you mentioned as I'm only familiar with a few of the titles.
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Hellblazer John Constantine Vol 1 Original Sins Its the introduction to Constantine as a solo comic

Hellblazer John Constantine Vol.5 Dangerous Habits. This is one of his most iconic stories the Dangerous Habits arc.


I am trying to read all of Constantine all 300 issues but these are the two so far id recommend.
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It would be hard for me not to start with Vol. 1. Wow, 300 issues...damn. What issue does Vol. 5 start on? When I hear Constantine the first thing I think of is keanu reeves. I liked that movie but its probably not related, is it?
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It would be hard for me not to start with Vol. 1. Wow, 300 issues...damn. What issue does Vol. 5 start on? When I hear Constantine the first thing I think of is keanu reeves. I liked that movie but its probably not related, is it?
no that Keanu movie is Terrible he is not playing Constantine at all just an an americanized version. If you wanna watch a more faithful version watch the failed TV Series staring Matt Ryan. Vol 5 starts with issue #34 of Hellblazer
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