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Sandman story where Death closes up shop?

Is there a Sandman story depicting the end of the universe? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Jul 3, 2011 - 10 answers

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

Four Days to Read Anything

Suppose you were a lifelong pulp and superhero fan who had four days to select readings from any and all comics published between the Golden Age and last week. What would you read, given such a range of choices? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jun 7, 2011 - 20 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

Godfather Comic Book

Comic Search - Anyone know of a comic book or Anime that has a Godfather as a central character? [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Jun 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Powerful Comics Articulate Feelings Better than I Do.

I once ran across an educational/political comic. Someone on my shared PC cleaned out the history so now I can't find it. Text description of this comic inside... [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on May 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Chinese comic connoisseur callout

What comics are popular in China right now? [more inside]
posted by ThatRandomGuy on May 4, 2011 - 1 answer

Breaking the 4th wall?

Where do I start reading about Deadpool? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on May 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Who is this Archie Character?

ArchieComicFilter: Help! I was talking with a coworker and we were reminiscing about old Archie comic strips. I recounted one of my favorite strips but I can't remember who the character was! More information under the cut: [more inside]
posted by meowf on Apr 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Subnormal Memory

Attempting to identify a comic book artist! [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Apr 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me draw the Japanese House in the Boston Children's Museum!

I have a week to draw a short comic about the Japanese House in the Boston Children's Museum, and can't go there in person to take photos. As such, I am in desperate need of reference! [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Apr 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Rapscallions wanted

I am looking for new books in the same category as Le Petit Nicolas, Gian Burrasca, and, kind of, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. [more inside]
posted by bq on Apr 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me buy Hellboy & BPRD comics

Hellboy and BPRD: Help me buy their collected stories in order? [more inside]
posted by CitrusFreak12 on Mar 14, 2011 - 11 answers

It can't be that hard to make a PDF webcomic collection, can it?

I want to make a PDF collection of my webcomic. What's the best approach? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Mar 4, 2011 - 10 answers

What are some animated feature films about regular people?

Are there animated movies that you would describe as Slice Of Life? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Mar 1, 2011 - 28 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

Nuclear War! Giant Mutant Vegetables! The Comic Pages?

Does anyone remember this newspaper comic strip from the 1970's? It focused on life after a nuclear war, complete with sentient mutant vegetables. [more inside]
posted by JohntheContrarian on Feb 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Colorblind and 3D vision?

Can people with red-green colorblindness see depth in 3D comic books where you look through red-blue glasses? Personal testimony from my colorblind readers would be most compelling to me, as the optics are complicated.
posted by tnygard on Feb 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me AskMe, you're my only hope...

What alternatives are there to IO9? What are the cool review and news sites for science fiction and fantasy? For comic books? For sf&f tv and movies? [more inside]
posted by bonehead on Feb 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Thoughtful, emotionally real Batman stories for a newcomer

Help me to find Batman trade paperbacks for my housemate to read! I really, really want her to appreciate how awesome Batman can be at its best. She's not read many comics before, but just read and enjoyed 'Bruce Wayne: Murderer'. She liked the focus on moral reasoning and personal dilemmas, as well as the fact that nothing supernatural happened. I don't think she'll like Frank Miller. [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Feb 10, 2011 - 17 answers

Who is this "The Phantom" comic artist?

Help me identify a comic artist of an old "The Phantom" comic. I've got this old issue from my childhood, maybe the 70s or 80s. It's a spanish translation for the South American market by Editorial Novaro. [more inside]
posted by jgwong on Feb 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Reentering the Marvel universe

For someone who hasn't read any X-Men comics, or any of the spinoffs, for many, many years, where would be a logical and entertaining place to jump in? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Jan 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Infinite Economics

Do the economics in Nick Spencer and Christian Ward's Infinite Vacation make sense? Are supply and demand meaningless concepts when an infinite multiverse is brought into the picture? [more inside]
posted by davextreme on Jan 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Asterix and Beyond!

What's the French Comics Canon? What are the books it's assumed everyone has read if you read French comics? I've gone through this list, but doesn't really tell you which are held in esteem or are big touchstones/turning points. My reading french is at or near elementary level - short sentences are fine, huge philosophical paragraphs less so.
posted by The Whelk on Jan 4, 2011 - 16 answers

Quantum comicum?

Help me ID a Comic book about a "macroscopic quantum mechanics" world. [more inside]
posted by natalinha on Jan 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Sex depicted tastefully in comics/animation/etc.?

What are some comics, mangas, animations, animes, and other illustrated works, from any part of the world, that depict regular sex and sexual behavior without fetishizing it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2010 - 16 answers

Captain America could be an army captain. What about all the other Captain (Adjective)s?

Naming any person or character not obviously in the armed forces "Captain (Adjective)" automatically signifies Superhero. Where did this trope originate? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me find avant-garde comics/sequential art por favor?

I'm looking for avant-garde/experimental comics or sequential art. [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Dec 17, 2010 - 22 answers

Webcomics: Technical Help to Get Started

Webcomic: the technical instructions? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Dec 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Words and pictures

How do I write a comic book when I'm not the artist? [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Dec 14, 2010 - 22 answers

Trying to track down a 1980s comic story...

Help my husband find this comic strip he remembers from his childhood (UK, 1980s, his words below)... [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Dec 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Where to buy bandes dessinées online?

Where can I buy French-language European comics online? [more inside]
posted by twirlip on Dec 6, 2010 - 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

What are great graphic novels for kids?

I love reading comics with my 5-year-old daughter at bedtime, but we need some more series to read. What others should we read together? [more inside]
posted by nbergus on Dec 4, 2010 - 31 answers

I like the following TV shows. Please recommend some comics and webcomics.

If I like the ensemble comedy shows like Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, Community, Party Down, and Archer, what comics/webcomics would I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Dec 1, 2010 - 17 answers

What's your preferred method of getting comics on an iPad?

What's the easiest way to manage comics (cbr) on an ipad? Dropbox or is there an easier way to upload them. If dropbox, how can I combine 40 CBR issues into one cbr that I can readt through without stopping every ten minutes to download and re-load a new issue? [more inside]
posted by rev- on Nov 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Anyone know about reading comic books on Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc?

Anyone know about reading comic books on Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc? [more inside]
posted by twintone on Nov 18, 2010 - 12 answers

your head will collapse but there's nothing in it

I'm suddenly very interested in stories, novels, films, music, poems, and comics/graphic narratives that take insanity, altered states of consciousness, and/or terminal illness as a primary theme. My general preference is for science fiction and speculative fiction, but suggestions from other genres would be very good as well. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Nov 16, 2010 - 41 answers

What do I read next after "Batman: Year One"?

I loved "Batman: Year One." What do I read next? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Nov 14, 2010 - 20 answers

What is this comic that I read?

I read a volume of a comic/manga when I was younger. Please help me find it. [more inside]
posted by KChasm on Nov 13, 2010 - 2 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

I need books about girl gamers.

Find me books and other media about girl gamers, please! Any type of gamer can apply. I've already got 'I Kill Giants', 'Halting State' and 'This Is Not A Game'. Are there any other media that portrays gamers of the female variety?
posted by bq on Nov 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Using a $600 device to replace a $3 item just makes sense

I like comic books. I was recently given an iPad as a gift. I understand that the iPad is a great appliance for reading comic books. How do I get started? [more inside]
posted by Lokheed on Nov 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Need a name for Marvel Comics Online Sale Blog

Need A Name filter: For a blog that discusses online sales of Marvel Comics items. Hoping for something that is reminiscent or referencing something from Marvel Comics. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Nov 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Extract my Saab!

Long shot: This one (amateur?) Finnish cartoonist had a personal web site in the late nineties. The comics were long, and I remember a part in which doctors operated on a man to figure out what was wrong with him, and they pulled out a Saab and Jimmy Hendrix. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Oct 19, 2010 - 1 answer

The "Guys" of Cerebus

Who is being parodied in Guys, the eleventh volume of Dave Sim's Cerebus? [more inside]
posted by twirlip on Oct 18, 2010 - 3 answers

cynical books for YA readers

Books or graphic novels with very sarcastic characters that might be suitable for YA readers? [more inside]
posted by shinybaum on Oct 3, 2010 - 37 answers

What blogs are geared to beginning drawing/dry media artists?

What blogs are geared to beginning drawing/dry media artists? Specifically, I enjoy artists dissecting their sketches for gesture, construction, perspective, lighting, etc. There are a million boring tutorial sites, but who is giving out nuggets of drawing wisdom in a more abbreviated, blog format? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Oct 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Who is the lady behind this Queen of Diamonds?

Who drew this picture? [more inside]
posted by ultrapotato on Oct 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Comics Suggestions

Comixology got me into comics (Fables, which I was already reading, excepted). I'm currently following Sandman and Y: The Last Man, and I'd appreciate suggestions on what else I should try reading. Comixology's current roster of comics. Criteria and a few thoughts of my own below the fold. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Sep 16, 2010 - 27 answers

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