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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    To try and avoid superheroes and things people have already suggested:
    The Exterminators - An over-the-top humorous series featuring mutated cockroaches and violence.
    Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse - A short-lived series featuring a worm who controls dead bodies. Very amusing.
    The Pirates of Coney Island - Only 6/8 done so far (long delays) but it's pretty badass and gorgeously done. Hard to describe.
    If you like horror (especially lovecraftian horror) I strongly suggest reading some Junji Ito. His two biggest works are Uzumaki (SPIRALS) and Gyo (Zombie fish critters... at first... sorta)

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    ~ The Walking Dead

    ~ HELLBOY

    ~ The Goon

    ~ Liberty Meadows

    ~ The Boys - Yeah superheros are involved, but it's about a group that investigates and sanctions superheros that have gotten out of hand. Plus it's written by Garth Ennis who is known for hating superheros.

    ~ Gravel

    ~ Usagi Yojimbo

    ~ Vegabond (Manga about Samurais, beautifully drawn and not for emo children)

    ~ Preacher

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    Most of the good and important stuff was already said.
    Just to say again, anything by Garth Ennis, and especially preacher.

    One small suggestion, I have an old favourite, called 'The Psycho' by James Hudnall, it's not that well-known, but it's a bout a world where the US developed a pill for superpowers instead of the A bomb, and so WW2 ends very early, the colonial powers remain intact. I liked it.

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    2000ad will give you a fairly good overveiw of non superhero comics.
    And sometimes good super hero comics.
    cheaper too

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    The Essex County Trilogy by Jeff Lemire

    Mage by Matt Wagner

    Black Hole by Charles Burns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gidi View Post
    Just to say again, anything by Garth Ennis, and especially preacher.
    This. And also the Boys.

    Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis is worth a look too.

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    The Boys
    Y the last man
    Invincible
    The Walking dead

    all these were previously recommended and I'm just reiterating how good these are.

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    Matt Wagner's Grendel, especially the early stories, Devil by the Deed, Devil's Legacy, etc also his Batman vs Grendel and Trilogy which is his take on Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman.

    52 is a really smooth cosmic scale superhero event.

    Hellblazer especially All His Engines and Dangerous Habits

    I like Fear Agent, basically a survivor of Earth who is for all intents and purposes an intergalactic exterminator.

    Grant Morrison is a favorite of mine for his work on Doom Patrol, The Invisibles as well as The Filth. His normal superhero genre stuff is solid but you can see some personal politics in his X-Men run.

    Warren Ellis' The Authority, Planetary, Transmetropolitan and Global Frequency are amazing. RED is just revenge porn. It's fun as is NextWave. I literally laughed on every page.

    Ed Brubaker's crime and street level superhero work is fantastic. Sleeper, Criminal and Daredevil are amazing. He trumps Bendis in crime. Criminal is better than Jinx any day. He and Azzarello are my favorite crime writers.

    Steve Niles' work on the Cal McDonald Mysteries is really good noir horror. Basically it is about a PI who has the good fortune to deal with all the supernatural garbage in the world.

    To back some of the suggestions in the thread, Hellboy, The Goon, Mage, Walking Dead, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Ex Machina, Fables and Ennis's work are solid choices.

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    My favorite series of comics/graphic novels is Kabuki by David Mack. In my opinion the books just get better and better and the last one that I waited like 7 years for it to finally get released in graphic novel format (The Alchemy) put a big smile on my face. Kabuki is a pretty different from Alan Moore stuff or Sandman and stuff like that since it's kinda more personal expression made into comic form... which I guess some people find overly artsy or whatever, but I love it. Plus Kabuki, Scarab, Tiger Lilly and especially Akemi and the various ex-agents Kabuki encounters are all awesome characters.
    Ranked #9 internationally at 118lbs by WIKBA http://www.womenkickboxing.com/wikba...rch%202009.htm

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