Comic and Graphic Novel Suggestions: First Comic Book Shop Trip…in a While!


I’m going to run off to the comic book shop at some point this week.  And that means I’m going to buy me some comics…which is where you lot come in.  Since I haven’t been in the comic/graphic novel world in a while (aside from some manga here or there), I really don’t know what’s interesting and what’s not.  I’d like to know what kind of stuff you have enjoyed that you think I might enjoy too.

What I’m looking for:

  • SF/F-ish stuff (broadly speaking)
  • Things that won’t require me to be overly familiar with preceding material (so don’t drop me flat in the middle of a story arc if I need to have read the previous two to figure out what the hell is going on)
  • Graphic novels OR standard comics (or collections/omnibuses)
  • No “universe” restrictions (you can throw me into DC, Marvel, or whatever)
Pretty basic wants, no?  Superheroes, space stuff, dragons, whatever.  I’ll take my list of suggestions and go play around.
So have at it!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

14 thoughts on “Comic and Graphic Novel Suggestions: First Comic Book Shop Trip…in a While!

  1. If you haven't read it already, The Sandman series is great. It's split up into seven volumes, the first is Preludes and Nocturnes.

    In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his 70 year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman.

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