Another Person Looking for Suggestions...

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Hey, first post here but I've read quite a few threads on this, and I think you guys seem to have very good taste.

Been to my comic stores many a time and picked every brain possible so I wonder if you guys can help me.

I'm into my Sci-fi/fantasy very much.

My favourite type stuff is the big Cosmic Space epics so
- Annihilation (and every thing that comes with it on that Marvel cosmic side)
- Hickmans FF stuff! (not sure where this new arc is going, but the last like 30 issues were incredible)
- Hickmans Red Mass for Mars, Red Wing, Pax Romana
- Recent Green Lantern sagas (Sinestro corps war etc)
- Eternals/Classic Strange/Cosmic (Gauntlet etc)


And to save some posts this is other stuff I've read in those genres which I dig but aren't really in the same style
- Warren Ellis...
- Sandman
- Metabarons (there wasn't enough direction for me though, even though I dig the setting and the style)
- Y (not in the genre but just saving posts...)
I've read all your standard Superhero greats (Batman, Watchmen etc)

-Currently reading Saga (Great!), Manhattan Projects (Great!), Hypernaturals (... waiting to see but a little pessimistic ha!)

I've heard good things about Invincible/Hellblazer but thier like 16 volumes... and i doubt all of them are worth it

sorry if I'm being too picky haha :D
 
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really interested in higher beings/celestials/cosmic/mystical - I'm fairly sure Ive done the good Marvel/DC

Planetary/Warren Ellis in general/Aspects of Sandman also intertwine with that interest?

I'm debating Hellblazer, although I do like my Fantasy and will eventually get on that - its not what I'm looking for right now.

Am i being too vague?

Is there a big space epic I'm missing?


Thanks again...
 

Rufio

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really interested in higher beings/celestials/cosmic/mystical - I'm fairly sure Ive done the good Marvel/DC
I'll be a little surprised if you haven't read it going by this and the rest of your posts, but since you haven't mentioned it by name, have you read Jack Kirby's Fourth World comics? All the cosmic comics that come later owe a huge debt of influence to Jack Kirby (and not only them).

I don't know how much I can help you since you have covered most of the bases I would already. Grant Morrison's JLA comics while primarily based on Earth have the feel of some of these space epics, even when the Justice League aren't defending the earth against extra terrestrial or interdimensional threats. The League themselves feel like cosmic gods.

The Ballad of Halo Jones is a very different kind of sci-fi epic, not about cosmic battles but one woman's attempt to find her place in the universe. I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for except that it's a very good comic :)

A sci-fi epic that's just getting under way, like Saga, is Prophet. Also an Image comic, it's a revamp of a 90s Liefeld character. I've never read the original but I think it's safe to say this is a very radical revamp. It's full of great sci-fi ideas, fantastically drawn by four different artists* (keeping it coming out regularly), and a real sense that you don't quite know what's going on in this universe. In a good way. It's only five issues in and I'd think you will be able to pick them up. I don't think you'll regret it if you do.

*have a look at these covers:


 
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Prophet as alluded me! Two of my main comic stores don't have the first 3 issues! I'm trying to get that but I may have to wait for trade.

I'm aware of 4th World, I just havent gotten round to buying them yet, (one book is £25, with which you can get 2 volumes of most other series...) but I will do that soon

I don't really know about Ballad of Halo Jones, I may check that out. Promethea by the same author looks decent as well, saw a few pages it looks pretty eye catching.

JLA/Morrison stuff being WW3 etc which ive done as well!

is there any none trashy space epics?

Ive read decent things about Godland, does anyone know if thats any good? Meant to be like a tribute to Kirby or something

More suggestions very welcome
 

SiobhanT

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I don't really know about Ballad of Halo Jones, I may check that out. Promethea by the same author looks decent as well, saw a few pages it looks pretty eye catching.

Both are amazing, Promethea gets very big towards the end, well, middle really, lots of stuff about magic and it can be very heavy going, but I found it worth it. A vague interest in magic and mysticism probably does help, so my little 13-year old goth self was useful.

I reccomend it to everyone as I love it so much at the moment, but Chew does have a definate space theme developing, though as part of a general conspiracy theory theme rather than the main focus. Essentially bird flu kills millions, or did it? It has the most amazing art, a killer rooster, cyborgs, food writing and lots of people eating really gross things, it's great fun.
 

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