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03-05-2020, 18:00   #1
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Grapic novels with lots of reading

I recently bought Farscape Vol 1 omnibus.


Pros: It's big. And most of the stories are readable.
Cons: Arwork could be be better in places. I don't have any more graphic novels to read.


Can I get some recommendations for futher reading? Preferably big books with plently of reading.

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20-05-2020, 21:55   #2
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The compendium editions of The Walking Dead, Saga, and Invincible from Image have a lot of reading in them for the price. All great stories too. They're not as nice as the hardcover deluxe editions (which I would also recommend if you're willing to spend a bit more), but you can't beat the value for the amount of reading material you get.
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Saga vol.5 and Maus are my favourite ones. You can try any good manga. I love the romantic ones.
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21-05-2020, 11:12   #4
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I recently bought Farscape Vol 1 omnibus.


Pros: It's big. And most of the stories are readable.
Cons: Arwork could be be better in places. I don't have any more graphic novels to read.


Can I get some recommendations for futher reading? Preferably big books with plently of reading.
Lots of publishers do over-size collections which tend to have a high page count as well as larger page sizes. As to recommendations, it really depends on what sort of stories you like.

Absent any specifics, I will throw in my perennial favourites:
Absolute Sandman volumes 1-4 - Neil Gaiman's fabulous original Sandman run, with oversize pages and a modernised recolouring. A fantastic story, not to mention loads of backmatter stuff if you're interested. Personally I'd skip on Volume 5 and the Overture Absolutes, but it's up to you.

The Complete Calvin & Hobbes - I'm an absolute sucker for Calvin & Hobbes, it remains one of my favourite comics and this collection of the whole strip is fantastic.

Love & Rockets - The Love & Rockets Omnibus editions have a hefty amount of reading to them. Personally I seem to enjoy Gilbert and Beto's stories more so than Jaime's but take a look and decide for yourself.
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From Hell by Alan Moore. It presents well-thought-out, well-researched and interesting ideas about the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper. It's also a very strong story and has fantastical elements as I recall. The art is simple but good and very apt.
A lot of Alan Moore's stuff is pretty dense, has a lot of reading, and it's usually very good.
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