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    Spectacular Member osakafanz's Avatar
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    Lightbulb Favourite self contained graphic novels from the rest of the publishers?

    What you got?
    I actually have not read 99.99% of the graphic novels I have on hand o_o

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    Jeff Lemire's Essex County, Trillium, The Nobody, and The Underwater Welder to name a few of his one and done stories. For the most part, you can't go wrong with Lemire. Anything that's his own work. I read his Hawkeye and it never hit me like his completely original stuff.

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    And let me dare not forget to throw in Atomic Robo. It's serialized, but most of the volumes work as self contained stories.

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    I read Mooncop by Tom Gauld just yesterday. I must note that this is my first Tom Gauld experience.

    Its all done with a minimalist approach: the artwork is simple, there isn't much dialogue, and it's intentionally basic. The humor is very deadpan, its different than most other things ive read, but im glad i read it. Its about a good-natured cop who lives on the moon, doing his job as everyone gradually leaves the moon to go back to Earth, all the while trying to deal with feeling deserted. Its a study in loneliness and isolation: these are clearly the main themes. The book has a melancholy tone to it throughout, peppered with a very dry, deadpan brand of humor. The setting is interesting too; it sort of shows what might have happened if Earth actually colonized the moon after the moon landing. We probably would have thought it was the coolest thing at first, then quickly get bored of it, and just head back.

    The minimal dialogue makes it a real quick read. I liked it a lot. Its certainly sticking with me after putting it down.
    CURRENTLY READING: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Descender, I Hate Fairyland, Paper Girls, Saga, Royal City, Goldie Vance, Dept. H, Black Hammer, Afterlife With Archie, Kaijumax, Super Sons

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