Need Graphic Novel Reccomendation

TheSpirit

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I'm looking for graphic novels that are humorous, philisophical and are either mystery, crime or sci-fi oriented and tend to be have a lot of text(pictures alone don't work for me)

Does anyone have any recommendations?
 

thatollie

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Transmetropolitan might be perfect or a complete disaster. It's humorous, philosophical, sci-fi oriented and has some ciminal elements, sort of.
 

Radix

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"humorous, philosophical & sci-fi oriented"

Mike Allred's "Madman" might work for you-
Image did a great job w/their TPBs

Vol.1 collects the 2 early Tundra minis
Vol. 2 & 3 collects the Dark Horse run
(with a few extras)

There's also a TPB for the AAA Pop "Atomics" run
 

thatollie

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Also...

100 Bullets by Azzarello/Risso is a terrific Noir comic.
Warren Ellis (see my first suggestion) practically sweats Intelligent SF.
Garth Ennis is one funny S.O.B.
The Goon by Eric Powell rocks funny crime.

more of that later...
 

Magnus85

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Not very humorous, but Watchmen should be right up that alley.

Mike Carey's Lucifer is all those things, though has a mythological approach rather than a SF one.

If you can read French or Danish you should seek out Bourgeon's The Cyann Saga. Humour, fantastical SF setting, mature themes, dialogue heavy and some nudity. The artwork is also no less than stunning.
 

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Go with Fables. It's got everything you can ask for in a series of graphic novels.
 

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Have to back Garth Ennis, his Preacher was good fun and I'm getting a blast out of The Boys.
 

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Go with Fables. It's got everything you can ask for in a series of graphic novels.

I was thinking Fables from the start although its fantasy over SF really so not sure if that's major. It certainly made me laugh and gets into some of the bigger issues in an entertaining way.
 

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If you're an adult I'd recommended The Filth, but it's got some nudity (it's not porn) so only if age appropriate. It's funny, very sci-fi, has bizarre crime + justice motifs, and AMAZING artwork. Also has some weird philosophical parts to it, but I wouldn't really count it as a philosophical work.
 

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I second the recommendation for the Watchmen. Plenty of smart reading.
 
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