Post by BlackScorpionIII on Oct 22, 2014 15:29:52 GMT -6
Not sure what your tastes are, but here are some that exist outside the DC/Marvel continuities that I certainly liked: Exiles- Judd Winick ran a dimension-hopping team of X-men (-from different dimensions, themselves) to repair cracks in the multiverse... Alternate vampire realities, a world ruled by the Doom-garbed tyrant Tony Stark, etc. Was a really good title in those years. Y: The Last Man- This is the first Vertigo title I ever liked. An event happens that wipes out all males on Earth...Except one man and his pet monkey. Nice apocalyptic story. Lots of intrigue/conspiracy and character growth. Astro City- I think Busiek was fighting mercury poisoning at the time? Anyways, there were some great arcs around that time that are all available in trade formats. Those arcs are all self-contained and easy to pick up. Jonah Hex- Relaunched during that time. Very very true to the originals. Didn't involve time-hopping or broader DC crossovers (-aka League of Owls 3 years ago). Every issue was solid.
Things that were in the continuity: Avengers- Busiek had a good run. His arcs were pretty fun, but Red Zone was THE premiere piece. The Flash- It was good. I miss those days a lot. We had Wally, we had a speed force, and we had rogues. Why did that stuff go away? Johns had a good run. JSA- Johns had a good run. Black Reign is one of the greatest arcs I've ever read, but most of the series is pretty great. Hawkman- Johns had a good run. ...Yikes. Looks like I've got a ton of Johns recommendations. My, how times have changed.
Post by briandomingos on Dec 10, 2014 11:03:11 GMT -6
THE WINTERMEN is a STAGGERINGLY good piece of work. I love Brett Lewis and wish he did more work (that short he did with Cliff Chiang in last year's WITCHING HOUR special at Vertigo was the best in the issue). But come on - Communist superheroes, modern crime, JOHN PAUL effing LEON? Best of the best of the best.