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Strange. For some reason I thought it was written and drawn by Zander Cannon. I remembered not getting it because my reason for getting Top Ten was Gene Ha. No Gene = no comic, for me. I suspect that may have been the attitudes of many at the time.
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SMAX - as in the miniseries spinoff out of Alan Moore and Gene Ha's TOP TEN?
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Since you mentioned the Walking Dead, you might want to seek out the precursor zombie series that ruled the comics industry from the 90s before Kirkman showed up, DEADWORLD, that is currently available from IDW.
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I don't know if getting into GL is worth it, but if you liked Batwoman, if DC can ever get the new ongoing launched (it keeps being delayed / resolicited), you may want to stick around for it.
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Have to second Mouse Guard and A Wizard's Tale. Excellent stuff.
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*GASP!* You mean you didn't like Green Lantern and the Mood Ring Brigades? Perish the thought! (No, I totally get why you wouldn't like that stuff. I'm particularly confused as to why rage would make you puke out all the blood out of your system through your mouth and how they manage to do said puking while not being bent over in pain, myself. *snickers while pointing at the senselessness of the writing*)
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Not to nitpick, but most of that Image stuff you cite are reprints from Bendis' Caliber Press and self-publishing days. I only like to point this out because I'm kinda tired of Image getting all the credit when it was Caliber's editorial group (among them a little birdie working as an intern there ;-> ) who gave Bendis some of his earliest opportunities in the business.
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Wil: Ironically, I'm basically the opposite. I was a Marvel zombie when I started collecting in my childhood, and then got into both universes during college. But truthfully I'm not fond of either universe right now and haven't purchased a new Marvel issue in over a decade. (Pretty much since Joe Quesada took over.) Yes, I've *read* Marvel comics published since then - people lend me stuff to "prove" to me that it's cool. "Just try it, you'll LOVE it!" And I read it and then turn around and tell them everything I see wrong with it and either tick them off or they see my points, get disenchanted with Marvel and drop the books themselves. It's not the creators are bad; I just don't like the directions they've taken. As much as you 'don't recognize' Batman today (and I can't say as I blame you), that's pretty much my entire view of the Marvel Universe post 2000. As for DC, well, they aren't faring much better. I'm down to just Zatanna in the DCU, and the ocassional DCU miniseries that has nothing to do with the goings on in the regular line of titles (such as BATMAN: ODYSSEY by Neal Adams). I get the aforementioned UNWRITTEN and iZOMBIE from their Vertigo line also. From Dark Horse, it's HELLBOY, BPRD, WITCHFINDER, BEASTS OF BURDEN, and USAGI YOJIMBO. Oh, they've also collected SINFEST and FINDER, which I read more online, but are worthy choices also. From Image, just THE PERHAPANAUTS currently, but if you're already getting BPRD, you may as well not bother, because it's essentially the same concept, just BPRD is more gothic and olde times mythology while P-Nauts is more modern myth / urban legends (and BPRD actually comes out regularly). From Oni, the COURTNEY CRUMRIN series by Ted Naifeh (in fact, anything Ted Naifeh does is worth checking out). Jeff Smith's RASL (Smith is the creator of BONE; this is an adult themed SF story about a time/dimension-traveling art thief) From IDW, I recently got DOC MACABRE and John Byrne's finally brought back NEXT MEN recently. And they're launching a new ROCKETEER series, if you're a fan of that. I think that's about it off the top of my head. Everything else I read is found in the back issue bins.
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