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Sir Gawain
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This may come as a surprise to all, some, or even none of you, but manga is not the only form of comic. I'd just like to ask, for anyone who reads other comics, what are your Top Five choices of anything you'd like to read.

Of course, it has to be in some form of comic/manga format. Storyboards are not acceptable. And give some reasons. And just in case no one here's ever heard of it, could you possibly describe it.

[font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]I am not the only person in the Boards who reads anything other than Manga![/size][/font]
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[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]My choices:[/size][/font]
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[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]1: El Goonish Shive[/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]It's good enough to have a banner in my signature. Basically, there is no story. Everything is a collaboration of random events that seem to come together in logical order in the author's (Dan Shive) mind. But here's a run down: A weresquirrel, anime martial arts, transformation gun, genetically enginereed furries. What more do you need?[/size][/font]
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[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]2: Two Kinds[/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]This would have been my first choice had I not found El Goonish Shive. The long (VERY LONG) running story tells how a tiger girl and a super powered human fall in love. But there's a LOT of fighting along the way. I can't really describe it.[/size][/font]
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[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]3: Pokemon X[/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]This one is x-tremely funny. The long running jokes are placed where neccessary, the battles make sense (logically) and overall I'd rather read this than watch the series. Not to mention Recon Dye is cool.[/size][/font]
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[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]4: Inverloch[/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]The first three have laughs or emotion going for them. This one is beautiful, simply wonderful. The strangely long story actually makes a lot of sense, which is scary for this kind of comic. A goat person is trying to save his elf crush's boyfriend from what is thought to be certain doom. There's also really fast moving thieves and cool magic.[/size][/font]
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[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]5: Sokora Refugees[/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]I [b]KNOW[/b] that some of you Otaku have read this! If you've ever been to Tokyopop's website, you've checked this out! Two words describe this comic: Fan Service. Lots of fan service. I think that an elf possesses a human girl, makes her beautiful, and is recuperating until she can help save her homeland of Sokora. It makes sense when read.[/size][/font]
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[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2]Here are some links to the mentioned comics. If you want to check out El Goonish Shive, click on the banner.[/size][/font]
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[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2][url="http://www.2kinds.com"]Two Kinds[/url][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2][url="http://www.pokemonx.comicgenisis.com"]Pokemon X[/url][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2][url="http://www.seraph-inn.com"]Inverloch[/url][/size][/font]
[font=Comic Sans MS][size=2][url="http://www.sokora.com"]Sokora Refugees[/url][/size][/font]
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[color=darkslateblue] [b]Persepolis: A Story of a Childhood[/b] and [b]Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return[/b] by Marjane Satrapi are both very amazing comics. :] There's a third one coming out, so I'm excited for that. The art isn't much to praise, but just the content of it is great. I studied it in a class I took at the camp I went to, and it was much fun.

I also read [b]Maus[/b] by Art Spiegelman, which is also another one of those serious comics. [/color]
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[SIZE=1]I'm sure you'll find quite a few people on the boards who enjoy non-manga related comics.

I myself am a great fan of most DC based comics and several Marvel ones.
I just recently won the whole series of Sin City by Frank Miller from my local Travelling Man so I'm reading those at the moment also.

I'm really enjoying the Infinite Crisis countdown thats overtaking DC at the moment, it's going to be one heck of a series ^_~[/SIZE]
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[QUOTE=Doukeshi][SIZE=1]I'm sure you'll find quite a few people on the boards who enjoy non-manga related comics.

I myself am a great fan of most DC based comics and several Marvel ones.
I just recently won the whole series of Sin City by Frank Miller from my local Travelling Man so I'm reading those at the moment also.

I'm really enjoying the Infinite Crisis countdown thats overtaking DC at the moment, it's going to be one heck of a series ^_~[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

[size=4][color=slategray][font=chiller]I also read DC Comics.

The comics that I do collect are Batman and X-men. Also Aliens vs. Predators ( not a DC Comic I believe).[/font][/color][/size]
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