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Spooky graphic novels or comics?

Help me find some spooky graphic novels or comics to get me in the Halloween spirit [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Oct 11, 2016 - 17 answers

Khonshu guide me... to some comic books

I take my second grader to the comic shop twice a month for Adventure Time, Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, etc. I've got an itch to get some stuff for myself, but it's been years since I was much of a regular comic reader. What ongoing titles are worth a shot? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 6, 2016 - 15 answers

Tony Zhou's Every Frame a Painting, but for comics?

I've recently been getting into Tony Zhou's Every Frame a Painting series of youtube videos that really dig into the details of how cinematographers compose their shots and why they make the choices they do. I was wondering if there was anyone out there doing something similar for comic book art or the like? I like to draw and can see myself making a comic for fun much more easily than making a film. Having something to watch that is similarly engaging, but that I could actually apply would be really neat.
posted by Zalzidrax on May 22, 2016 - 8 answers

Now I just need a comic-book artist...

I wrote a film script. I think it would be a fantastic graphic novel. How do I find an artist to collaborate with? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on May 11, 2016 - 12 answers

Comic Book Cataloging

I am looking for an Android app that will allow me to scan my recently purchased comic books into a personal database. [more inside]
posted by GreatValhalla on Apr 7, 2016 - 3 answers

I'm looking for a comic I read decades ago and only remember two panels.

Two or three decades ago I read a comic which I've been thinking about off and on the last few years, but I haven't been able to find it again. All I can remember about it was that there was a solid black panel followed by a panel where someone explains that there had just been something like a gap (or hole?) in reality (or time?) [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Aug 2, 2015 - 6 answers

How can I get cheap used comics for a craft program?

I want to do a découpage program with cut-up comic books at my library. Where should I look in Brooklyn or Manhattan for cheap used comics, and are there other sources I should be looking at? Is it worth it to get a random lot from eBay? [more inside]
posted by Jeanne on May 21, 2015 - 10 answers

Best comic books for a three-year-old?

What comic books should I buy for an (understandably illiterate) three-year-old? So heavy on the (beautiful, inspiring) artwork, and light on the dialogue. Her parents will be reading along, but I want something the little bugger can also appreciate with her eyes only.
posted by isnotchicago on Dec 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Book recommendations for 3rd grader

I'd like resources on what books are available now that would spark interest for a city-dwelling 3rd grade girl. [more inside]
posted by Curiosity Delay on Nov 19, 2014 - 13 answers

Please recommend experienced eBay seller to help sell comic books

Mr. Christa and I are downsizing to a smaller apartment in Seattle. Mr. Christa has admirably agreed to part with some of his comic books. He thinks selling on eBay would be best. Neither of us, unfortunately, are experienced eBay sellers. eBay USED TO have a listing of "trading assistants", who would help you sell and take a commission. Does anyone still offer this service? Can you recommend someone to help us "grade" (apparently that's a big deal) and sell the comics? [more inside]
posted by christa on Feb 9, 2014 - 6 answers

What comics originating in Spanish should I read?

I'm attending San Diego Comic-Con this year, and it occurs to me that while San Diego is right next to Mexico, I know nothing about native comics in Spanish-speaking countries. This prior AskMe is more interested in learning Spanish, what I'm more interested in is works originating in Spanish rather than texts I'd be familiar with. I've read comics originating in Europe and in Japan, and it surprises me to think I can't think of any originating in Spanish. Older, new, comic books, comic strips, editorial cartoons, even webcomics would apply.
posted by artlung on Jul 17, 2013 - 14 answers

Representations of 'The Phantom Zone' (in the original Superman films)

In the original Superman films General Zod and his accomplices are trapped in The Phantom Zone, which in the films is represented as a 2D 'crystal' prison sent spinning through space. I am looking for any writings/insights into how the visual effects for this were created, and exactly by whom. Any other insights, from comic book lore, about how the Phantom Zone was represented - especially visually - would also be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Selling Comics on eBay

I'm tired of my four long boxes of comic books from my youth taking up closet space. I'm going to be selling them on eBay, as you do. I need your tips, tricks, and advice. [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on May 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Recommend me some fun comic books with superheroes

What's worth reading from DC or Marvel, or the other guys in the last decade or so? I'm looking for superhero comics written recently enough that I can buy the trades new easily. I'll leave my likes and dislikes below. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Apr 23, 2013 - 31 answers

What indie comic festivals should I attend?

A question for the alternative comic book artists out there who sell their books at small press festivals across the country. What are the must-attend festivals I should try to register for and how hard is it to get in? [more inside]
posted by emiljaeo on Mar 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Best comic book blogs?

What are some of the better comic book blogs, with reviews, retrospectives, analysis, etc. [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia 2 on Feb 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Comic books for children

My five-year-old son and I just finished reading Bone, and we need a new comic to read together. I'd prefer something with an ongoing story, but good non-serial comics are also welcome.
posted by mokin on Jan 21, 2013 - 19 answers


I want to start reading The Hulk. What's a good issue to start reading from, given that I don't want to go back years to get myself caught up, but I also don't want to start reading halfway through a storyline?
posted by zoo on Dec 21, 2012 - 8 answers

How To Sell Comics in a Post-Wizard World?

Please help me make as much money as is possible from liquidating my comicbook collection. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Aug 30, 2012 - 12 answers

What is the best way to read comics not on paper

What is the best way to buy and read digital comics/graphic novels currently? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 30, 2012 - 19 answers

Superhero comics from an ordinary schlub's POV?

Comic book readin' friends: What are some well-known series where the protagonist(s) is a "normal" who exists in a world of "super" beings of one kind or another? Research for something that maybe could someday be a thing.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Jul 10, 2012 - 32 answers

How to be notified when new issues of comic books come out?

Is there a way to be notified when new issues of specific comic books are released? [more inside]
posted by bdk3clash on Mar 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Are there any documentaries about comic book fans?

Are there any documentaries about comic book fans as opposed to comic book creators? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Monster on Nov 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Comic book heroes killing innocent people?

The hero thinks he killed an innocent -- examples of this trope in comic books or comic book movies? Couldn't find it on tvtropes.org [more inside]
posted by arniec on Oct 18, 2011 - 11 answers

DC 52 Timeline Help

Can anybody help me out with the DC 52 Reboot continuity? Not continuity with past comics, but within the reboot itself. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Sep 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Where did I see that stubble?

Comicfilter: I'm trying to remember a comic that came out around 2003. It was published as a book, had a one-word title (I think), and was drawn in a very loose, kind of messy style (maybe reminiscent of white ninja?). I believe it was autobiographical and was mostly about the author and episodes of his life with his (ex?)girlfriend. I think he wrote the comic as part of his getting-over-her period. What I remember most about how the author was drawn in the book was that he always had stubble. Not sure if this is a long-shot or if someone will get it in 2 seconds. Thanks!
posted by ultrapotato on Jul 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Remembrance of Comics Past

Looking for pictures of (or anecdotes about!) Island Fantasy, a direct-market comic shop in Victoria, BC that was active in the mid-80s. [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Jul 24, 2011 - 1 answer

He could create the next Superman...

Tips for a very young budding comic book writer: my eight-year-old son is really into drawing his own superhero comics filled with made-up characters and hilarious (to his parents, at least) visual jokes. [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Jul 3, 2011 - 15 answers

Name of colorful fantasy graphic novel series?

I'm looking for the name of a colorful, fantasy-themed graphic novel series, featuring a child protagonist, a red-shirted child villain, and a cast of anthropomorphic animal characters. [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jun 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Fanboys are a cowardly and superstitous lot . . .

The comic book bug has bitten me again. What are some good ones currently being published that I should put on my pull list? (secret identity snowflakes revealed inside!) [more inside]
posted by KingEdRa on May 7, 2011 - 16 answers

Did Fletcher Hanks trace Fantomah?

Did Fletcher Hanks trace the face of Fantomah sometimes? If so, who was it? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Mar 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Longbox longboat

Hit me with your favourite, most cherished, most exhilarating, and downright best comic book runs of the past 30 years (Preacher, Watchmen, Y, Invisibles, Dark Knight-free zone). [more inside]
posted by tumid dahlia on Feb 28, 2011 - 82 answers


What's the easiest way to get rid of a bunch of comic book trade paperbacks? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 14, 2011 - 8 answers

How does one search old comic books for minor themes?

Deep Searching Old Comics for Research in the Humanities: How does one search old comic books for something that may amount to set-dressing? I'm looking for depictions of public housing projects in U.S. comics from 1950 – 1980. What tools or approaches can you recommend? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Dec 6, 2010 - 23 answers

Comic series recommendations?

I haven't historically had much exposure to comic books or graphic novels, but I just whipped through the entire Walking Dead series and found it highly engrossing and enjoyable. What other stuff in a similar vein have I been missing out on that I might I like?
posted by killdevil on Nov 11, 2010 - 28 answers

Dirty funny-books.

Looking for specific recommendations for fun, erotic comic books for a hetero woman. [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Jul 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Comics and terrorism

What recent, mainstream, non-political comic books have featured terrorism as part of the plot? [more inside]
posted by brozek on Jun 30, 2010 - 20 answers

What old-school comics are worth reading in their current run?

What long-running superhero comic book monthlies are currently putting out really good story arcs, art, or otherwise have a creative team that sets them apart? Like is Green Lantern having a great year? Uncanny X-men? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Jun 22, 2010 - 19 answers

Identify Two Science Fiction Plots

Please help identifying a couple of science fiction plots. [more inside]
posted by marxchivist on Mar 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Can a story have two main characters (and still be good)?

I'm looking for graphic novels/comics with a narrator and a separate (non-narrator) main character. [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Feb 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Comic Book Continuity

Comic book nerds! Please help me to understand continuity as it stands now in the DC and Marvel Universes. [more inside]
posted by josher71 on Jan 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Total Crud Face Universe and Galaxy

I am obsessed with artist&writer Lynda Barry, and don't believe she has any peer or equal in the world of comics. Prove me wrong; who else would I love? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Sep 24, 2009 - 30 answers

Did xmen invent the mutant genre?

Did the original xmen authors invent the mutant genre? Today, "Heroes," and "Push," are stories about mutants with special abilities who are misunderstood by society who fears them. No different really then between Xmen except the lack of costume. Was this genre completely created by the writers of xmen? Or did it exist in other places that I'm unaware of. Thanks
posted by jeffreyclong on Aug 11, 2009 - 16 answers

My comics are cluttering up my house.

Casual comics readers: What do you do with your old issues? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jul 30, 2009 - 21 answers

"Heroes" writing: Stupid or Stylized?

Cheesy writing in "Heroes" -- is it stupid or is it stylized? [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Jul 10, 2009 - 30 answers

Some Marvel-ous gems?

Please recommend some off-the-beaten-path Marvel comics titles that are really good, and that don't involve any of the big name superheroes (like X-Men, Spidey, etc.) [more inside]
posted by np312 on Jul 8, 2009 - 30 answers

Nerd-tastic Philadelphia

Nerdfilter: Where are the biggest and best nerd stores in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by Edelweiss on Jun 30, 2009 - 6 answers

Behind the scenes in the comic industry?

Are there any good comic book industry tell-alls, or behind-the-scenes books? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Jun 7, 2009 - 15 answers

Who was the artist who learned to draw hands really well?

Who was the comic book artist who improved his hand-drawing skills to mastery? [more inside]
posted by lore on Jan 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Iron Man Comics

Recommend me some Iron Man comics. [more inside]
posted by penguinliz on Jan 5, 2009 - 17 answers

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