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So, who's into graphic novels? I need recommendations.
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Lira
I want to buy a birthday present to a friend of mine today. I meant to give him a book (he had just entered grad school last year, so I gave him Kuhn's Structure for his previous birthday, which he says he liked). Being good friends with him, I didn't mind asking whether he wanted yet another book on science, but he said "as long as it's a comic book, it's all right". The problem is that I know next to nothing about comic books (I read just one comic book this decade, and that's because it was given to me as a present, and I felt obliged to read it). Here's some info on him:

  • I know he thoroughly enjoyed "Watchmen", and liked a comic book in which all male creatures died and only the females survived (I can't remember what it's called);

  • He plays rpg and, yes, he's well aware of the fact that he's an all-around nerd (studied physics as an undergraduate, and is now a grad student of psychology), and is proud of it;

  • He's a devout Christian;

  • He browses that site I cannot mention due to laws #1 and #2.


Ideas? He outnerds me in such a manner that I don't even know where to begin :p
kadomony
pokeymans
Lira
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Originally posted by kadomony
pokeymans

Yes, he does like mudkips. But I want to get him something more adult... and by that I don't mean "Pokeypr0n" :p
bas
If you're looking for a graphic novel, check out The Surrogates. I haven't read it yet but it seems pretty sweet, I kinda wanna read it before the movie comes out.

I was really interested in the story of that Whiteout movie, I wanted to know what the big secret was because I probably wasn't going to watch it. Turns out it was also a graphic novel, clicky
Cloudburst
Isn't V for vendetta a comic too?
Lira
I imagine he's probably read V for Vendetta... it's too popular.
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Originally posted by bas
If you're looking for a graphic novel, check out The Surrogates. I haven't read it yet but it seems pretty sweet, I kinda wanna read it before the movie comes out.

I was really interested in the story of that Whiteout movie, I wanted to know what the big secret was because I probably wasn't going to watch it. Turns out it was also a graphic novel, clicky

Yes, that's exactly the kind of stuff I'm looking for. Thanks for the recommendations, Bas :)
infinity HiGH
quote:
Originally posted by bas
If you're looking for a graphic novel, check out The Surrogates. I haven't read it yet but it seems pretty sweet, I kinda wanna read it before the movie comes out.

I was really interested in the story of that Whiteout movie, I wanted to know what the big secret was because I probably wasn't going to watch it. Turns out it was also a graphic novel, clicky


The movie is already out and it's crap. If I were you I wouldn't waste the time and money seeing it in theatres.
bas
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Originally posted by infinity HiGH
The movie is already out and it's crap. If I were you I wouldn't waste the time and money seeing it in theatres.

Surrogates or Whiteout? Surrogates looks promising, but the pg13 ratign is probably going to gay it up big time :(
bARTovsky
Preacher <-- click

One of the greatest series I have ever read. (though, if he's a devout christian they might be a tad offensive to him)

Also, digging this one right now:

100 Bullets <-- click
bas
Oh yeah, Preacher! That is badass.

wotyzoid
Anything by Alan Moore. ie:

V for Vendetta
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
From Hell
...
jupiterone
check out the graphic novel called DMZ by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli



"set in a wartorn very near future NYC, US residents have bought into Iraq style Gorilla warfare and have overrun much of the US, following a rookie journalist abandoned in the city after a failed insersion, its his life and reports of the city and its residents, from the ground up, of the survival and the life that ensues from the love life of a AWOL Specops sniper, to the inner workings of a rooftop vegan resteraunt, to gig reviews and anatomys of street gunbattles, all very real and all very hard - hits hard and home for someone working in a news organisation whos friends do this on a daily basis in citys from Bagdad to Kabul"
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