Sunday, December 04, 2005

You Decide 2005 (December)

Here is the LAST edition of You Decide 2005!!

The offer, as always, is as follows:

You folks out there all pick a comic title that you think is good (let's try to keep it recent, unless it is an older story available in trade format), and I'll try to hunt down a couple of issues or a trade (no guarantees I'll find them, but I think I'll be able to do okay), read them, and put up an entry about it.

It may not be instanteous, but I eventually get around to every title (or maybe one of my fearless blogmates will do a bit on it). I will be unloading a bunch of bits "info dump" style soon.

So a whole entry just on one comic that you think is cool...hopefully it will bring the attention of our five blog readers (plus the 10 other blog writers, so hey, that's, like, FIFTEEN possible new readers!!!).

Sound cool?

If so, then you decide!!

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17 Comments:

Anonymous Matt said...

One of the books that I think is just as good as something like "Fell" and gets only a fraction of the love is "Surrogates" from TopShelf.

I think if this book were more on people's radar screens, a lot more people would be talking about it.

It's a 5 issue series (currently in issue 2). Current and with plenty of time to jump on and still enjoy.

12/04/2005 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous dj anderson said...

You ever try ELECTRIC GIRL? There's a third Tpb out now, although I've only read the first two, and found it pretty enjoyable. The kids at the middle school I teach at *really* like it.

Derek

12/04/2005 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

I aims to please!!!

Everyone's favorite Harvey, Harvey Jerkwater, did a really nice write-up of Surrogates here - http://goodcomics.blogspot.com/2005/11/this-comic-is-good-surrogates.html

And everyone's favorite me did a write-up of Electric Girl here - http://goodcomics.blogspot.com/2005/01/electric-girl-did-you-know-star-wars.html

12/04/2005 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

Everyone's favorite Harvey, Harvey Jerkwater, did a really nice write-up of Surrogates

Hmmm...a man of refined tastes, I see. Kudos to him.

Another miniseries that should get high marks in the "pretty" and "fun" category and that has not gotten a lot of hype is "Wraithborn" from Wildstorm.

I thought the latest issue (issue #3) was weaker than the first two, but I am still sufficiently hooked by the premise to keep reading.

And it is pretty...

12/04/2005 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger T. said...

Two suggestions:

Soul to Seoul, a Korean manga based in NY. It has a very clean and sharp visual style, with an intriguing genre schizophrenia going on. It's like teen romance meets gangster drama meets glam rock story meets family sitcom meets Queer Eye. It's full of high-fashion, lots of androgyny (even by manga standards), an incredibly authentic NYC depiction and an intriguing tone. I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm interested enough to keep reading. I'd suggest Vol. 3 to start with, just because it really starts rolling with that one.

Another one I'd like to see your take on is Industry of War by Jordan Raskin from Image. Never heard of the dude, but I like his style. It reminds me of Klaus Janson and Mike Grell.

12/04/2005 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Iron Lungfish said...

Like a robot, I will plug Tony Millionare's Sock Monkey one more time.

12/04/2005 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous derek said...

You could also try "the adventures of monkey" from

http://www.johnmundtesquire.com

It's pretty entertaining as well.

Derek

12/04/2005 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger Melchior del Darién said...

BC,

I'm not aware that you've yet written about Ted Nafieh's "Polly and the Pirates." Two issues are out so far; the third solicited for February, if I'm not mistaken.

12/04/2005 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

Here ya go, Melchior:

http://goodcomics.blogspot.com/2005/11/this-comic-is-good-polly-and-pirates-1.html

12/04/2005 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger Melchior del Darién said...

Thanks, man! I guess I was digging too far back in your archives (and the seach function didn't cough up this entry).

12/04/2005 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger Melanism said...

One book I think gets almost completely ignored is Mike Carey's "Lucifer".

Seeing it's coming to a close next year, it would be great to see anyone do a writeup on it.

12/04/2005 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

"Thanks, man! I guess I was digging too far back in your archives (and the seach function didn't cough up this entry)."

Yeah, what's up with that?

The search function seems to have a major hole in it.

It didn't show up when I did a search either!

12/04/2005 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

"One book I think gets almost completely ignored is Mike Carey's "Lucifer".

Seeing it's coming to a close next year, it would be great to see anyone do a writeup on it."

I wouldn't dream of ignoring it here!

http://goodcomics.blogspot.com/2005/06/lucifer-devil-in-gateway-friends-of.html

12/04/2005 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Nic Sando said...

You could try Dylan Horrocks Atlas Comcs (Hung Drawn and Quarterly,) Issue 2 was released in October. Obviously, it's not standard fare, but as this blog will even try Fruits Basket (which is very fun atleast,) who knows?

12/04/2005 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger Ichiban Sensei said...

How about Jova's Harvest by Steve Uy? That 3-issue mini has me hooked big-time.

12/04/2005 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Mike Isenberg said...

One series that was close to my heart, but seems to have been forgotten to the not-so-distant-past was "Scud: The Disposable Assassin" from now-defunct Fireman Press. The series just oozed "cool," and I don't think I've had that much fun reading a comic since it ended years ago.

There are trades around, though I have a feeling that they may not be in print, unfortunately. But if you can find them it's pretty much a guaranteed fun time.

12/11/2005 11:48:00 PM  
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