Thursday, August 11, 2005

GRAPHIC NOVEL LISTS AT FORBIDDEN PLANET

Joe Gordon has had posted graphic novel recommendations by a slew of people over on the FP site, including recs by Richard Morgan and yours truly (you'll need to scroll down for mine).

Jeff

4 Comments:

At 3:45 PM, Anonymous Liz Gorinsky said...

Wow, is that an ordered list? If so, I'm thrilled to see you putting V for Vendetta above Watchman... most people look at me like I'm mad when I tell them I like V better. Also, I've had a copy of Compleat Moonshadow on my shelf for about two years but have only read about a quarter of it since I'm damnably distractible, but if it's really your #1 I may have to bump it up the list.

 
At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz:
Hey! Yeah, that's an ordered list. V for Vendetta is actually edgier and more dangerous than Watchman. I also like From Hell, but it's more trad, and working from more established/familiar materials. I'm glad you agree! (Although I shudder to think what the movie might be like.)

As for Moonshadow, I think it's a cumulative effect. At least, it was for me. In an odd way, V for Vendetta and Moonshadow are both about freedom, both harrowing, with V just being more political. Anyway, the last quarter of Moonshadow really got to me for some reason.

JeffV

 
At 11:47 PM, Blogger banzai cat said...

Hmmm... I hope you don't mind me asking but I liked reading the others' reasons for their graphic novel selections. What were yours for picking your top 10?

(Well, aside from the V and Moonshadow reasons you just stated?)

 
At 5:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be happy to. I thought I had for the FP thing and they'd cut that part, but I must be mistaken. I'll do that later today. I'm really passionate about these books, so....

JeffV

 

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