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Your favourite graphic novel of all time?

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Dullsville Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I have a lot of cash in my wallet and I wanted to start reading some good grapic novels, but as the thers is so much choice I ask you the DA crew, what is your favourite?
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:iconddfixen:
DdFixen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bone!!
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Tony-Antwonio Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the punisher. the graphic novel version is the my favorite version of him. plus they made a game based on it and it was awesome
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Courtney-Crowe Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Vagabond is absolutely my all time favorite, his art never ceases to inspire me :D A close favorite for me would have to be Blade OF The Immortal
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:icongangstalike:
gangstalike Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The Invention of Hugo Cabret :]
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KellasCait Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Sandman - Neil Gaiman and Maus - Art Spiegelman
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Lone-lywolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Level up! The art's not bad but the story and concept idea is awesome :D
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SrMcBadAss Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Scarlet. Or maybe Scarlett? I can't exactly remember.
But it's about this young woman who decides to start a revolution after some shit goes down. It's an interesting story, even if there are bits of unnecessary violence. Plus they did this thing where the lead character talks directly to the reader that's kind of interesting from a medium perspective.
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PolaroidRed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ghost in the fucking shell!!
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YellowRavenInk Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I say Absolute Sandman, Hellblazer, Fables and Catwoman by Judd Winick and Gullen March. I also love Monster Allergy but that's a bit more childish.
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Blackrabbit98 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wanted, its soooo badass
300
y: the last man
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Ealaincraft Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Probably "Watchmen".
I mean, I have a lot of favorites, but "Watchmen" is just so dark and much more realistic than any of the other stuff I read.

I'm also a big fan of "The Killing Joke". Both of which are by the same author (Alan Moore), I believe. Or, at least he had a part in the production.
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ValentineUK Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I say take a crack at The Walking Dead. The show is good and the graphic novel just gives you that extra layer on the story.
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Paulycat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
TINTIN!
It is just like SO EPIC!
The drawings, the stories, the characters, everything, was beautifully done by Herge!!!
It had SO many things that recent graphic novels forget to include ^^
THE CHARACTERS ARE UNFORGETTABLE!
MAY HE EVER REST IN PIECE!
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DANNYTHEHELPER Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
DRAGONBALL SERIES
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MalevolentMask Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Probably a tie between the Blue Beetle series (Jaime Reyes) and Watchmen. The Blue Beetle series was just interesting and he's probably one of my favorite super heros (DC-wise) Watchmen just speaks for itself, the art and story in that movie is amazing.
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MalevolentMask Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I guess Swamp thing (When Alan Moore was writing it) is high up there also. Another one with great art and a great story.
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Frozenglyph Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Berserk
Lone Wolf & cub
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Byth1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Man, I don't really have a favorite of all time. But I guess my top 3(right now) would be:

All Star Superman
Batman: Year One
Saga
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MarioLuigi96 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I won't count manga unless you want me to, but I have 2 favourites
Scott Pilgrim and Maus:D
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:iconcherryblossomgeisha:
CherryBlossomGeisha Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Walking Dead
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VanderlyleBaby Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Watchmen by Alan Moore. Very well known but possibly the greatest work of literature of all time. And I have read literally thousands of books.
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DarkRose513 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Graphic Novel: Nightschool, the weirn books.
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:icondevere:
deVere Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
The Building by Will Eisner is great, and ofc. Watchmen.
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JesseAcosta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Y the Last Man, then Daytripper.
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:iconreignxcrimson:
ReignXCrimson Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Berserk...
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FoxFornication Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen to that.
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imaginarypeople26 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lots of good ones here, but I didnt see anyone recommend Cassanova and Daytripper.
I am also broke so I read alot of webcomics cause they are free : [link] [link] [link]
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kmbrother Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Writer
I have two graphic novels...

1.Bone (Jeff Smith )- Though I only have the first book I love this visual novel. The characters feel so real and relateable and there is an excellent plot to go along with it. Give it a check if you have the time!

2. Smile (Raina Telgemeier)- This novel doesn't have a lot of action or drama in it but is still very good because of the moral lessons it left me with. I from time to time read it over out of fun.
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NecroRaevyn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Writer
Try Hetalia. It's quite interesting, with all the stereotypes for countries.
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YellowRavenInk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sandman and Fables
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IncendiaAngelus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably a toss up between the Bone series and Sandman: Dream Hunters. Though I guess Dream Hunters isn't a graphic novel per se... it's more a story book for adults. But it's worth getting, imo; the artwork in it is gorgeous. I got a big gift card for Chapters not long ago and it was the first book I bought with it =P
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Mr-Timeshadow Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
The Books of Magic is DC's introduction to their entire magical universe, and introduction of a new character as well. The art is impressive and the writing strong. I'd recommend it very highly.
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FerricPlushy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Can't really say there's one graphic novel above all others but there are a few like that.

Scott Pilgrim-It's just a good story. Real believable characters with realistic problems. I've never seen a more realistic character than Scott Pilgrim, yeah he's kind of a douchebag but there's a REASON, he has emotional baggage and is emotionally unaware. He evolves as a person throughout the story. The allegory which is so complex and overlooked. Give it a couple years, they'll be writing essays about the series.

Nausicca of the Valley of Wind- Just a sweeping epic, far superior to TLotR. The characters are real, the story is vast and epic, and it's not some weak pathetic princess, or some raging pacifist, it's a real hero that makes tough and terrible decisions to try and save the world. The overtones of environmentalism are not pedantic, there is something to be truly understood about the book's message.

Spice and Wolf-If you have never read a single GN in your life, you'll still end up loving this story. The characters are real, they have a complex relationship, the economic intrigue is interesting and accurate, the art is very solid. If I had to make someone like manga with just one book, I would bet on Spice and Wolf.
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EliroX904 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hell yeah, I always feel like the only person who has actually read Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and didn't just watch the movie =D
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would absolutely recommend Kick-ass by Mark Millar.

It is absolutely gross and violent but also has a real nice story :)

Once you start reading you won't be able to put it down. You might shout a bit while reading though out of frustration and gross-ness
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habla-babla Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Generic response but the Watchmen, and Kingdom Come.
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:iconangelcrusher:
AngelCrusher Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Blacksad. Disney style artwork in an anthro noir detective story. Amazing.
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habla-babla Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hmm sounds interesting.
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Muffin-Machine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Start by reading "Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud.

100 Bullets - Azzarello
Transmetropolitan - Ellis
Global Frequency - Ellis
Preacher - Ennis
Buddha - Tezuka
Phoenix - Tezuka
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aspacecowboy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Asterios Polyp

or

Black Hole (Charles Burns)
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:iconsmygba:
smygba Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spider-Man: The Clone Saga (as in 1994 - 1996). All of it.
Justice League International is good too. Volume 1 from the late 1980s.
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:iconkrizy:
Krizy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
V for Vendetta.
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:iconbellagbear:
BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I second this one! And also the legue of extraordinary gentlemen, both from Alan Moore
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:iconmemnalar:
Memnalar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I'll co-sign LXG. SOOOOO much better than the movie makes it out to be.
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:iconbellagbear:
BellaGBear Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconkrizy:
Krizy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome (:
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:iconbellagbear:
BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you read other works from him too?
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:iconkrizy:
Krizy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not particularly, although tLoEG looks interesting. V for Vendetta will always remain one of my most favourite graphic novels, though.
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah and I am also a huge fan of the movie.

I think one of my favourites
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