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Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 10:28:29 pm EST (Viewed 153 times)
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Comics I really enjoy always have a cast of great characters that grab my attention and want me to keep following. Story content and art is very important, too. Here's a list of books out there right now I enjoy. Anyone else following these?

GOD IS DEAD by Jonathon Hickman/Mike Costa and Di Amorim AVATAR
More than anything, I love the concept of different religious pantheons vieing for control of the population and so far this hasn't failed to disappoint with some great artwork and supporting cast.

FERALS by David Lapham AVATAR
I'm a sucker for werewolf stories. Very adult orientated artwork and writing.

EAST OF WEST by Jonathon Hickman and Nick Dragotta IMAGE
Might be the very best book out there right now. Old west/sci-fi/fantasy feel with the end of the world right around the corner. Hickman is just an excellent story teller with an awesome imagination.

DEATHMATCH by Paul Jenkins and Carlos Magna BOOM
This series just finished up and its been a lot of fun. Highly recommend the TPB to any interested in seeing some unique and some vaguely reminiscent heroes fighting to the death to save reality.

THUNDER AGENTS by Phil Hester and Andrea DeVito/Roger Robinson IDW
I am a huge fan of DeVito's artwork and story telling ability. Same with Hester's writing/plotting so I've been enjoying this book. Its got an old school pulp feel to it with these classic characters but not in an overwhelming way.

ASH, ARMY OF DARKNESS by Steve Niles and Dennis Calero DYNAMITE
The cult classic brought to life by two great talents.

KISS ME SATAN by Victor Gischler and Jaun Ferreyra DARK HORSE
More werewolves. (Gotta love 'em) With a really cool anti-hero from Hell trying to redeem his soul and save some very sexy witches in the process. The part time gal at my local comic shop recommended this to me and I am glad she did!

I've been with this series since the beginning and still enjoy it to this day.

Tarot, Witch of the Black Rose by Jim Balent BROADSWORD
This is not for everyone. Very adult themes sexually. Sometimes it adds to the story. Sometimes it distracts but I usually enjoy it and have also been around since issue 1.

Zombies and Vampires and a really interesting study of interaction between the two. I really like Brook's writing and imagination.

One of my favorite comic characters of all time. I can't get enough of anti-hero Cal McDonald. Drinkin', smokin' cussin'...these are a few of my favorite things in this guy as he battles a wide array of horrible creatures of the night in his own inmitable style.

There's more, but I suddenly realize I am out of time. Will start another thread at a later date and feel free to discuss. Might be best to start a new thread with each book if you are so inclined. Will enjoy hearing from others.

GODZILLA by Swierzynski and Gane AND Mowry and Frank IDW
I've been enjoying both titles from IDW. Mindless fun....YES The kid in me has a lot of love for Big G and IDW does it with some really fine storytelling style!

LEGENDARY STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE by Bill Willingham & Sergio Davila(?sp) DYNAMITE
The first issue was exceptional starring Vampirella, Red Sonja, Green Hornet and there will be more guest stars galore. Bringing some literary and tv heroes together in one wild adventure. Team up books with characters one would never expect to work together is always fun (League of Extraordinary Gentleman style) and this series looks excellent.

DOC SAVAGE by ChrisRoberson and Bilquis Evely DYNAMITE
Long time fan of Doc here and after being disappointed by many attempts from other companies I think this creative team has promise after just the first issue. Look forward to the second of 8 that will show Doc and his team in action through subsequent decades.

I've also been enjoying a resurgence in the Crow over at IDW and do follow the HC trades of the Walking Dead by Image. Resident Alien by Hogun and Parkerhouse thru Dark Horse is very good, too. All as time and money permits. There's a ton of great indie work being produced these days and do wish I had more time and money to invest in more and am always interested in the opinion's of other fans on what might be worth checking out.

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