Top 5 comics

Inspired by this post on my brother's blog, I decided to come up with a list of my 5 favourite comic books.

1. Neil Gaiman's Sandman – this was my absolute favourite during my good old days of comic book geekness. I could hardly wait for the new issue to come out and had it put aside for me the day it arrived. My favourite character was Death and I wore her symbol, the ankra (the egyptian symbol of life) everywhere. Here's a good intro to Sandman. 

2. Alan Moore's Swamp Thing – The first few issues were pure poetry. I love the way it was connected to the Sandman series. A very sad love story.

3. Alan Moore's V for Vendetta – I guess everyone knows this one now.

4. Camelot 3000 – One of the very first adult comic I read; probably not that good but I have a soft spot for any version of the Arthurian legends. Tristan reincarnated as a woman is unforgetable.

5. Lobo (DC Comics) – the most gruesome, violent comic anywhere. I guess I just like a sick sense of humour.

I was also very particular to the Kazuo Koike's Lone Wolf and Cub and Crying Freeman; some of the X-Men (before the Phoenix story); Alan Moore's Watchmen (considered by some the best graphic novel around); Neil Gaiman's Mr. Punch; actually anything by Frank Miller, Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman(whom I had the pleasure to hear speaking in Toronto).  

Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

5 thoughts on “Top 5 comics”

  1. I´m the brother!
    My list:
    1. Watchmen – Alan Moore
    2. Sandman – Neil Gaiman
    3. Sin City – Frank Miller
    4. Daredevil – Frank Miller
    5. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Alan Moore

  2. I have to confess the list may change when I re-read the Watchmen. I read it about 15 years ago (gosh, time flies!!!) and I have to confess I don’t really remember the plot. All I remember is that I REALLY liked it. One of those graphic novels that blows your mind away.
    I any event, it won’t bump the Sandman from number 1. I just find it the most sophisticated comic book series ever written. Neil Gaiman is a genious. I really loved the one when Death convinces a woman not to comit suicide. Amazing.

  3. Hey Alex.

    Here’s my top five.

    1. Sandman comics – favorite character – dream of course.

    2. Tales of the Ninja Warriors – especially ‘Dark Angel’ not the tv one but a story set in Hell. Very good.

    3. Star Wars comics 1-150 can’t remember which in particular but used to have them. sigh.

    4. Miyazaki – Naussica. Very cool series which he turned into a movie.

    5. Any Japanese manga really. Like the ‘Dreamsong’ volume for Blade comic. Also the new ones for Hellsing look cool too.

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