I need recommendations for Sci-fi comics...

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  1. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Like the title says, I'm looking for some good sci-fi comics. Doesn't matter which kind exactly, as long as they are not SW,ST or Robotech comics. I don't care if their authors are american or european, as long as they are good read.
     
  2. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    2000ad is a SF anthology book thats been running here since the late 70s and produced tons of stuff worth reading. You can have a look at the native repint range here, or the new US range at here. Theres something for almost everybody, althougth my favorites are Judge Dredd (future police with social satire), Nemesis (space fantasy craziness) and ABC Warriors (war robot carnage).

    Also, I can't recommend Akira enougth. Forget the movie and whatever preconceptions you might have about Japenese comics, its an incredible piece of work.

    I have a ton of French-Belgese SF in my reading pile, mostly from the fine folks at Cinebook. I can hit you up with comments on those when I get round to reading them.

    Somebody else will have to point you in the direction of the good US stuff. I know its out there, but you've got to dig througth the licence books and disguised superhero titles to find them.
     
  3. yodafett

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    Do you like Firefly/Serenity at all? The minis for that are of similar quality.

    2nd for Akira.
     
  4. Optimus1986

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    The classic Marvel Doctor Who comics are very good.
     
  5. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Ender's Game, based on the book.
     
  6. Gort

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    Ender's game was okay if you've never read the book, but do yourself a favor and read the actual book.

    Switchblade Honey by Warren Ellis was pretty good.
     
  7. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    I've read Ender's Game book. And the Speaker for the Dead and Xenocide. OSC never struck my fancy (I was bored so I still read these books a few years ago. Forgot all the details).
     
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    One of my main books is Gold Digger, from Antarctic Press. It's sort of like Indiana Jones, with strong Sci Fi and Fantasy elements, and a heaping helping of 80s cartoon references.
     
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    Im a huge Warren Ellis nut, and I recommend the following:
    newuniversal
    Orbitor
    Planetary
    Authority
     
  10. ILoveDinobot

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    Oh I never read the comics but I thought they were just adaptations of the book. If they are different then nevermind ^^;
     
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    Grant Morrison's The Invisibles.
     
  12. Gort

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    They are adaptations of the books, but they leave out a lot. The book, IMO, is very powerful and the comics are merely enjoyable.
     
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    I enjoyed The Surrogates by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele. The Bruce Willis movie did not do it justice.
     
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    -Transmetropolitan
    -The Invisibles Grant Morrison accused the Wachowski bros of stealing his ideas (from the invisibles) after the Matrix came out.

    Now, now. Two of those are straight up superhero titles.
     
  15. shunquan

    shunquan ACID STORMER

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    Which two? :p 

    Planetary is an imagination of the F4, fantastic art by Cassaday, and yeah its not totally sci fi, but it spread across a huge range of genre, somthing I will rec to non readers.

    Authority, yeah ur right, only the Authority vs God arc was barely sci fi, the rest not so much

    Would Ultimate Galactus be a better recommendation?
     
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    The FF are superheroes. :peoples:  And some googage indicates all the feild members of Planetary have superpowers. And connections to the other superheros in the Wildstorm universe.
     
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    yeah, but the thread starter was looking for sci fi right? And I thought it fitted the bill.

    how bout we3? would you classify it as sci fi?
     
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    Atomic Robo.
     
  19. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    I'm interested in plain sci-fi, no superheroe stuff.

    What about Buck Rogers? Is it any different from Flash Gordon? I mean is there more space exploration and less fantasy hijinks?
     
  20. RabidYak

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    They are rougthly the same thing, Flash Gordon was created specifically to cash in on the sucess of Buck Rogers and I gather that its also the better of the two strips.

    Theres been a few attempts at both in comic books since thier newspaper runs ended, but none of them have stuck or made a name for themselves.
     

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