Ask TangognaT: recommended comics!

Man! There’s a sudden rush of questions —

Rebecca wrote:
Hello! You recommend a lot of manga series, but what non-manga series would you

I’ve been falling back on the regular comics blogging lately!

A couple oldies but goodies – Zot! by Scott McCloud is one of my all-time favorites. I also like Mage by Matt Wagner.

I like what I’ve read so far by Andi Watson — Breakfast After Noon, Love Fights, and The Complete Geisha. I haven’t been reading his new series, Little Star, but it might be something I might pick up when it comes out in trade paperback form.

I also like Planetary and Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis.

Same Difference and Other Stories by Derek Kirk Kim is great, I bought the trade but you can read Same Difference online here.

The issues come out very infrequently, but I love the post soviet futuristic sorcery of The Red Star. The art is amazing, which I guess contributes to the issues coming out infrequently. It might be worth waiting for the trade for this series because the oversized editions that come out are beautiful.

I read the Brian Michael Bendis series Powers, and I’ve also been reading his run on Daredevil.

I have a sick addiction to X-Men comics. I like Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s Astonishing X-Men. I’ve also been picking up X-Men just because Peter Milligan is writing it and I lament that his Human Target series is cancelled. I think Astonishing X-Men would be a great title for people who aren’t totally familiar with X-Men, so I’d recommend that over Milligan’s X-Men.

Now that Grant Morrison is writing tons of stuff for DC, I like having series like Vimanarama and the Seven Soldiers of Victory to look forward to. Morrison’s writing and Frank Quitely’s art is going to force me to actually buy a Superman comic — I’ve read my Mom’s old Superman comics, and I used to love Supergirl, but I’ve never really liked Superman enough to buy the montly comics. So I’m looking forward to All-Star Superman.

I like Street Angel, a comic about a homeless skateboarding girl who fights ninjas and the forces of evil.

My youngest sister reminds me that I forgot to mention Hopeless Savages, which is a great series that focuses on the adventures of a punk-rock family. If you like comics that incorporate tons of music references, you might also try the high school comedy Blue Monday. In general, I think you can’t really go wrong sampling anything from Oni Press.