Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Desert Island Comics

I see all these comic blogger memes, but never get in on the action. But since it's appeared on Rampage!!! and Precocious Curmudgeon, I suppose I should try to get in on the ground floor. So without further ado (and in no particular order), here's my ...

1) Grant Morrison's JLA
This, for me, is the definitive superhero comic. It has character, big ideas, action and madness. Morrison seemed an odd choice at the time, but he delivered on my all-time favorite comic run. His New X-Men almost makes the list, but I think I should limit myself to one dose of Morrison superhero goodness.
2) Watchmen
Can I get shipwrecked on that desert island after the Absolute Edition comes out? Not only is this a deep story that benefits from re-reading, but I can get some nice raft-building instructions.
3) Scott Pilgrim
I re-read both volumes as soon as I finished them, and could keep re-reading them again and again. Just don't shipwreck me until Volume 3 comes out.
4) Sandman
I have only read through this once. I think I could probably reread it again and again. And there are so many different types of stories, I could pick various issues to match my mood.
5) Planetary
I've read the whole series a few times in the past couple of months, and could probably keep re-reading it. There's a lot there to chew on, and I could just stare at some of Cassasy's pages for hours.

Most images shamelessly stolen from The Grand Comics Database.



Shane Bailey said...

Good list. I'll have mine up this weekend.

Shane Bailey said...

or not. oops.