I love reading good stories!
Good stories accompanied with good graphic solutions are even better!
I keep finding many graphic novels that catch my attention for one reason or the other.
This is where the time factor makes life difficult!
I decided to make a pool for five graphic novels that caught my attention.
This is the pile of graphic novels for this pool!
1#American Vampire Vol 1.
by Stephen King (Author), Scott Snyder (Author), Rafael Albuquerque (Artist)
Eisner Award winner with a story by one of the notorious writers of horror genre Stephen King! Fairly new series that started going out in 2010.
This first volume features two stories about vampires in 1920 America. I can’t seem to make up my mind whether to read it or not.
2# League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol 1.
by Alan Moore (Author), Kevin O’Neill (Artist)
Story by the man named the best graphic novel writer in history. This first volume in the series won the 2000 Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative.
Steampunk and alternate history at the start of the 20th century with a wonderful array of characters!
I watched the movie but never took the time for the graphic novel that inspired it.
3#Red Sonja vol 1. Queen of the Plagues
by Gail Simone
Red Sonja OR the She-Devil with a Sword, is a fictional character, a high fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith, and loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Robert E. Howard’s 1934 short story “The Shadow of the Vulture”. She first appeared in the Marvel Comics book Conan the Barbarian #23 (February 1973).
Red Sonja became the archetypal fantasy figure of a fierce and beautiful female barbarian and as such she was ranked first in Comics Buyer’s Guide’s “100 Sexiest Women in Comics” list.
I love reading about female heroines that can kick but and this version intrigued me since it was written by a woman!
4# Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon
by Matt Fraction (Author), David Aja (Illustrator), Javier Pulido (Illustrator)
Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye): Sharpshooter, Avenger, and occasion screw-up.
I heard only good things about this one. And there is something to be said about books that start with first sentence: Okay… This looks bad.
Lotsa action in this one!
5# Largo Winch Vol. 1. : The Heir
by Philippe Francq and Jean Van Hamme
One of the European graphic novel series – Belgian to be exact. It is a story about an orphan that gets propelled to the head of a business empire. It is an unlikely success story that remains one of the most popular in Europe. The series is among the most popular comics series in French, with annual sales of nearly 500,000 copies. I wanted to see the movie and never actually did but now I want to give graphic novel version a try as well!
Please take the time to vote and maybe comment on my pickings for this particular voting pool!
As usual all recommendations for a interesting graphic novel read are welcome!