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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #330 on: January 07, 2019, 10:30:53 PM »
A little outside the usual scope of this thread, but does anyone have any decent comics recommendations for 10-year olds?

Not the Hilda books (already done them) and not Nimona, which I've apparently somehow bought as a present for the same person two years in a row and is the reason I'm asking.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #331 on: January 08, 2019, 12:10:52 AM »
Maybe try Shaun Tan's The Arrival?  It's a wordless graphic novel that feels a bit like it could be a Studio Ghibli movie tacklng the experience of being an immigrant.  I bought it for some severely dyslexic to the point of being illiterate family members who loved it, but I can imagine it really striking a chord with a thoughtful ten year old.

Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #332 on: January 08, 2019, 01:04:06 PM »
Bone

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #333 on: January 08, 2019, 01:57:28 PM »
Gunnerkrigg Court is a really good "all ages" webcomic that's been collected in a few books, although looking it up I see volume is out of stock again, how annoying.

Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #334 on: January 08, 2019, 03:12:50 PM »

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #335 on: January 08, 2019, 03:26:40 PM »
All good suggestions, thanks!

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #336 on: January 09, 2019, 05:39:35 PM »
Bone

That's my pick too. Starts off very cartoony but builds into a proper fantasy epic while retaining its original charm. Available in a single massive B&W volume and in individua colourisedl books. It was originally printed in Black&W though, I believe.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #337 on: January 09, 2019, 06:28:39 PM »
I love Bone, to the point that this t-shirt is one of my most prized possessions. I have all of the colour editions (the main series ones, anyway - none of those spin-off ones like the Rose one).

Actually, I love Jeff Smith in general, RASL's pretty great too (not for kids though).

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #338 on: January 09, 2019, 10:13:10 PM »
Finally started Buffy/Angel season 10. I'm not sure they're gonna do library editions for Angel, so I've just got the paperbacks. I read that season 12 is due to be the last one, so I may sack off waiting for library editions.

I hope that is the case, because I'm not sure I'd bother carrying on past this season otherwise. I think I'm just finding that the format is never gonna be able to do what made Buffy and Angel great for me, the way they really took the time growing the characters and their relationships. The comics are just so quick, and so busy. There's so many characters - some of whom, like the policeman and the shit male slayer, might as well not exist - and the comics are like near-constant expedition because there's so much gnarled backstory now to keep reminding readers of. Dawn and Xander's relationship and the problems in it for example has pretty much entirely been just told to the readers. And they have to keep over-explaining the magic situation because it's so complicated and tied up in two seasons of plot.

Also every single cliffhanger in every single issue is always a final panel revealing the surprising return of a character. You'd think they would run out of characters. Often the art doesn't look like the actor so the surprise doesn't work, or I have to Google it 'cos I can't remember who it is.

My one highlight so far has been the Xander/Spike issue, which I think caught the monster-of-the-week/character-development thing well.

I half liked the comics but largely agree with you, they never captured the spirit of the tv show and I'm glad they're over with now.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #339 on: January 10, 2019, 12:40:29 PM »
Only weeks after the loss of Carlos Ezquerra, today comes news of the death of another Dredd legend, and possibly my favourite 2000 AD artist of all time: the inimitable Ron Smith





Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #340 on: January 10, 2019, 01:01:10 PM »
Aye, two of my favourite Dredd artists so close together. Brian Bolland should be careful. RIP Ron Smith.

Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #341 on: January 11, 2019, 12:57:49 PM »
A little outside the usual scope of this thread, but does anyone have any decent comics recommendations for 10-year olds?

Not the Hilda books (already done them) and not Nimona, which I've apparently somehow bought as a present for the same person two years in a row and is the reason I'm asking.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Venus-Gilbert-Hernandez/dp/1606995405

^^

Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #342 on: January 11, 2019, 04:09:32 PM »
My knowledge of comics extends mainly to 2000AD and I'd like to say RIP Ron Smith. Otto Sump, man, brilliant.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #343 on: January 13, 2019, 03:41:20 AM »
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Venus-Gilbert-Hernandez/dp/1606995405

^^

Although I Gilbert's obsession with massive-titted wrestling women a bit creepy and weird, so would be a bit wary of passing this to a young girl in case it acts as a gateway drug.

Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #344 on: January 14, 2019, 08:20:50 AM »
I was going to say, I looked at the preview of that on Amazon and there they are. Massive.

Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #345 on: January 17, 2019, 09:59:27 PM »
Although I Gilbert's obsession with massive-titted wrestling women a bit creepy and weird, so would be a bit wary of passing this to a young girl in case it acts as a gateway drug.

I mean... yeh, he is... I guess he's like alt. comic's Almodovar... in that there is a degree of fetishisation there, but he's also praised for spending his entire career writing really interesting, nuanced female characters - far better than Clowes or Ware or Matt or Tomine or Moore (by a lot way) any other male creator out there.

That said, there are female creators like Gloeckner who are better at it. But I wouldn't but Gloeckner for a little girl.