The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 039): Panel Discussion – Do You Read Comic Books?

In episode 39 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the SF Signal panel:

Q: Do you read comic books?

Listen in and see what they had to say…


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7 thoughts on “The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 039): Panel Discussion – Do You Read Comic Books?”

  1. If you like science fiction and comics, I wouldn’t recommend you to read super-hero comics. I used to read them a lot when I was teenager, but then I met the european authors.

    You should really read Jean “Moebius” Giraud comics, a master of the line and storytelling.

    Enki Bilal‘s Nikopol series are really great, he also directed a movie based on his comics, Immortel.

    Of course, from britain you should read 2000 AD magazines. From ABC warriors to Rogue Trooper to Judge Dredd, they are all awesome sci-fi titles.

    Also, comics written by Alejandro Jodorowsky are a treat! I recommend you to read The Incal and The Metabarons.

    Simon Bisley‘s F.A.K.K 2 is just irreverent and spectacular and Frezzato‘s I custodi del Maser is beautiful (both were published in the US by Heavy Metal)

    Or simply pick anything published by Les Humanoïdes Associés.

    There are a lot of sci-fi comics, you just have to look elsewhere.

  2. Comic books, or comic strips online? 

     

    There is a difference. I don’t buy comic books in my FLGS, but I will buy the occasional graphic novel. I DO read online strips ranging from Schlock Mercenary to Girl Genius.

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    The comics code authority has been dropped.  The next issue of Archie is gonna be wiiiiild.

    Also, read Locke and Key.

     

  4. I was going to mention Metabarons, especially with the new Travis Charest volume out. Juan Giminez’s Fourth Power is also a nice example.

  5. I used to read comics quite a lot when I was a teen, but gradually drifted away from them. That being said, every now and then I get a hankering and I’ll pick up a graphic novel. The original Aliens vs Predator series from Dark Horse (a well written and illustrated story – not remotely like the terrible movies that were made a few years ago) has always been a favourite. I’ve also enjoyed The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. And I recently picked up a copy of Kill Shakespeare and got a kick out of it.

     

  6. I read comic books up until Marvel published Spiderman 4 times a month and the prices got out of control. I’m sympathetic to comic books, I just cant afford them anymore.

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