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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #97

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. 



1. Preacher Volume One; Gone to Texas by Garth Ennis Illustrated by Steve Dillon
Preacher, Volume 1: Gone to TexasOne of the most celebrated comics titles of the late 1990s, PREACHER is a modern American epic of life, death, love and redemption also packed with sex, booze, blood and bullets - not to mention angels, demons, God, vampires and deviants of all stripes. At first glance, the Reverend Jesse Custer doesn't look like anyone special-just another small-town minister slowly losing his flock and his faith. But he's about to come face-to-face with proof that God does indeed exist. Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Jesse now possesses the power of "the Word," an ability to make people do whatever he utters. He begins a violent and riotous journey across the country in search of answers from the elusive deity.
Reason For Choosing: This was the first graphic novel that I read, and it was our very own Mr. Turning the Pages that introduced me to the genre many moons ago at the beginning of our relationship (8 years ago!). My love for the genre and this series keeps growing but this is by far my favourite series and now I've read more graphic novels than Mr. Turning the Pages!

2. The Boys, Volume One: The Name of The Game by Garth Ennis Illustrated by Darick Robertson
The Boys, Volume 1: The Name of the GameTHIS IS GOING TO HURT! In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone's got to make sure the "supes" don't get out of line. And someone will. Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman and The Female are The Boys: A CIA backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth-superpower. Some superheores have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them-sometimes-need to be taken out of the picture That's when you call in THE BOYS.

Reason For Choosing: I'm a big Garth Ennis fan and The Boys is a phenomenal series. There's sex, drugs, violence and a lot of dark humour. Plus the artwork is badass.

3. Back To Brooklyn by Garth Ennis, Jimmy Palmiotti Illustrated by Mihailo Vukelic
Back To BrooklynThe controversial, over-the-top crime-thriller, Back to Brooklyn, is finally collected! Big Bob Saetta made the biggest mistake of his life by pissing off his brother, one of the biggest and most brutal crime bosses in New York City. This is the story of two brothers at war, wrapped in a special package of extreme language and hardcore violence. Join award-winning writer Garth Ennis (PreacherThe Punisher), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah HexPainkiller Jane), and artist Mihailo Vukelic on an adrenaline ride that rips the roof off Brooklyn's criminal underworld! 

Reason For Choosing: Sensing a theme? Yeah, I know another ENNIS book Kimberly? What can I say, the man is a genius and I love his work. This one was very dark, disturbing and gritty and an AMAZING standalone.

4. Rat Queens Volume One: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe Illustrated by Roc Upchurch
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & SorceryWho are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit. It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack! 

Collecting Rat Queens #1-5!


Reason For Choosing:  An ALL female cast? LGBTQ characters? Monsters? Magic? VIOLENCE? Kick-ass women breaking all the gender defining roles? Rat Queens is all those things. The artwork is some of the best I've ever seen and the story is original and funny.

5. Revival Volume One: You're Among Friends by Tim Seeley Illustrated by Mike Norton 
Subtitle to the book is "A rural noir by Tim Seeley + Mike Norton"
Revival, Vol. 1: You're Among FriendsFor one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it's up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect. The sell-out hit series created by NYT Bestselling author TIM SEELEY and Eisner winning artist MIKE NORTON is collected with bonus material!

Reason for Choosing: This one blew me away when I read it and I COMPLETELY obsess over it when new volumes come out but I have a secret shame. I've let myself become two volumes behind. 
*Sharp intake of breath*
I know. 
HOW COULD I?
In my defense, my library can be slow in getting the new volumes and I like to binge them when possible so I let a couple volumes go by before I borrow them. The story is amazing and the characters are wonderfully written and the artwork is beautiful.

6. Chew Volume One: Taster's Choice by John Layman Illustrated by Rob Guillory
Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's ChoiceTony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.

Reason For Choosing: I picked this one up on a whim a few years back to read and I went into it with such low expectations and boy did it ever surprise me. It's such a unique story, with a lot of laugh out loud moments and the artwork is so bright and colourful that I truly enjoy this outlandish series. 

7. The Strain Volume One by David Lapham Illustrated by Mike Huddleston
The Strain, Volume 1When a Boeing 777 lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway, the Center for Disease Control, fearing a terrorist attack, calls in Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. Only an elderly pawnbroker from Spanish Harlem suspects a darker purpose behind the event--an ancient threat intent on covering mankind in darkness. In one week, Manhattan will be gone. In one month, the country. In two months--the world.

Reason For Choosing: I started this series in preparation for the FX television show and I love it! The artwork is perfect. It suits the story so well and the story is so detailed it's a nice surprise to see that the amazing attention to detail was not one sided in terms of quality. This series is everything I want a vampire series to be.

8. Saga Volume One by Brian K. Vaughn Illustrated by Fiona Staples
Saga, Vol. 1When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. 

From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. 

Reason For Choosing: It IS sexy and subversive. It's more on the adult side of the graphic novel genre in terms of content and while there is a lot of intergalactic politics, war and space travel there's a beautiful love story at the heart of it. Wonderfully illustrated and delightfully written I recommend this one to everyone. 

9. Letter 44 Volume One: Escape Velocity by Charles Soule Illustrated by Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque
Letter 44, Volume 1: Escape VelocityOn Inauguration Day, newly elected President Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and a failing health care system. But in a letter penned by the outgoing President, Blades learns the truth that redefines "critical": seven years ago, NASA discovered alien presence in the asteroid belt, and kept it a secret from the world. A stealth mission crewed by nine astronauts was sent to make contact, and they’re getting close - assuming they survive the long journey to reach their destination. 


Today, President-elect Blades has become the most powerful man on the planet. This planet.

Reason For Choosing: I love a good read set in space and this one didn't disappoint. The author didn't scrimp on the story and the artwork is outstanding. There's a lot going on in this one, and I love how action packed the story is. This series always has me on the edge of my Seat. 

10. The Sixth Gun Volume One: Cold Dead Fingers by Cullen Bunn Illustrated by Brian Hurtt
The Sixth Gun, Vol. 1: Cold Dead FingersTHIS IS NOT THE OLD WEST AS WE KNOW IT. 
In the passing shadow of the Civil War, defiant Confederate General Oleander Hume waits to be let loose, too evil and warped to die, too mad with bloodlust to let go of his black magic.
He hungers for his lost and most precious possession, an ancient weapon of foreboding doom. Having fallen into the hands of an innocent girl, this last and most powerful of six revolvers is the key to unlocking unstoppable power.
But before General Hume, with his wicked bride and four twisted horsemen, can summon an army of undead to claim what is his, in his path stands Drake Sinclair--a gunslinger playing with cards close to his chest.
However, Sinclair is no white knight and is himself on the hunt for the six guns...
 

Reason For Choosing:  This is the first graphic novel series that I picked up on my own without a recommendation from Mr. Turning the Pages. I've been reading the series since 2011 and I love the mixture of the old west with the supernatural. This is an amazing series that I highly recommend!

Click on the images to be taken to the Goodreads pages for full descriptions



The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone ByeV-Wars Volume 1: Crimson QueenPretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The ShrikeHarrow County, Vol. 1: Countless HaintsOutcast, Vol. 1: A Darkness Surrounds HimVelvet, Vol. 1: Before the Living EndBad BloodDaredevil: Guardian DevilThe Woods, Vol. 2: The SwarmLazarus, Vol. 1: Family

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46 comments:

  1. Both lists are great. The preacher series had always been a fave. Love the vertigo stuff. Shows comic has evolved far beyond superheros. A lot of great reads out their with fantastic artists

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  2. Great list! I'm just getting into graphic novels more and found some great ones to add to my TBR! Specially Revival and The Boys. Thanks!I've also always wanted to read The Walking Dead comics. I love the show.
    -Amanda @ Hearts Stories

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    1. Ahhh welcome to the wonderful world of graphic novels! It can be a bit daunting can't it? I hope you do give Revival a try and The Boys!

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  3. I've never read a graphic novel. I need to change that! I added Saga to my wishlist a few weeks ago after seeing all the glowing reviews.

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    1. Oooh I highly suggest giving them a try. The great bit is, you can find just as wide of a range of topics that you have in traditional books. So glad you addedd Saga to your list, it shouldn't be missed!

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  4. Ooh nice! These are all totally new to me ones! Shouldn't be too surprising once you catch onto the theme of my picks!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I hope that you found something new to add your TBR pile nonetheless :)

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  5. I'm not a big graphic novel reader (so i'm out of my depth this week!) but Saga caught my attention. may add to my list :)

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    1. Oooh you must Berls! Its one of those ones that I'd recommend to anyone!

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  6. I haven't read any adult graphic novels, but would love to try the March series by John Lewis.

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  7. I haven't climbed on the graphic novel bandwagon yet. The only ones I've read so far have been adaptations of existing novels, like Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy, and I preferred the novel in those cases. But I used to love the X-Men comics, so I figure that when I find the right series, I'll love graphic novels too. There are several graphic novel series on my TBR list now, including Saga, which looks amazing, and Marissa Meyer's upcoming Wires & Nerve (about Iko!!) I've also heard good things about Rat Queens.

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    1. There are some excellent adaptations out there but all aren't created equal. I was really skeptical on trying graphic novels but now I love them and some weeks I will just binge them. I think its all about dabbling and finding what you like :) Try a bunch of different ones and see what you like.

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  8. The Strain is right up my alley! I love anything related to outbreaks and epidemics! Revivals been on a lot of lists - I'll have to check it out :)

    Danica @ Shelves of Spines

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    1. Yes! Check out both! I hope you get a chance to try them soon :)

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  9. Saga is so good! I've been waiting for my library to get the next volumes. I've only read the first two.

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    1. OoOh you're in for a treat! Books 3 and 4 really speed up, not that the series needs speeding up but it gets really intense!

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  10. I really need to read Saga. I see it everywhere and it seems that everyone is in love with it.

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    1. It's so good. Not what I was expecting when I first borrowed it at all.

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  11. I'm always on the fence about whether to pick up The Walking Dead graphic novel. I really enjoy the show. Do you have an opinion about which is better?

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    1. I started the graphic novels before the show but I'd say both are equally good. There are some big differences between the two but if you just use the show as a loose basis (especially later seasons) than I say give both a try but don't expect for the show to match the books completely.For me the first dozen volumes of The Walking Dead were the Best, but the last 3 have really amped up the quality again.

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  12. I've got Rat Queens on my TBR pile, just waiting to be read!

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  13. Great list! I've only just started getting into graphic novels - there are so many out there!

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  14. Wow! These are all pretty dark looking! I bet they were a lot of fun, though!

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  15. Crazy that I haven't read any of these! Thank you for this list.

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  16. I love Rat Queens, it's one of my favorites as well! I've only read Saga and Pretty Deadly, but I do have a few others on my TBR. I need to get back into graphic novels again!

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  17. I need to read more graphic novels this year!

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  18. Yes, I love the Chew series! I just finished up volume 8 recently. I'm addicted!

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  19. I haven't read many graphic novels but I've heard Saga is amazing. I really want to try it!

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  20. I really need to read more GNs. These ones all look very cool though!!

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  21. I want to start reading more graphic novel, some of these sound interesting I'm adding to my TBR right now.

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  22. I haven't read any of these, but Rat Queens and Saga is on my TBR. And I'll check out the rest of these as well. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

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  23. Lazarus looks great, love the cover! Thank you for stopping by my TTT :)

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  24. I need to read more of these! I'm behind on non-superhero comics...

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  25. Oh I've heard of several of these though I haven't check them out like this but have either seen the shows/movies lol Great picks!

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  26. Thank you! Thank you! I'm looking for things to try and this list just added a BUNCH of series to my TBR: Preacher and Rat Queens (which I was aware of but hadn't yet committed), The Boys, Revival and Letter 44 which I'd never even heard of. I like bulking up my list in this genre as I get overwhelmed by the Graphic Novel shelves at the library - it's best to go in fore-armed!

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  27. I know nothing about comic books or graphic novels so these are all new to me, but I do own a Jane Austen graphic novel and am curious about Marissa Meyer's latest (which is supposed to be really good).

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland. :)

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  28. Great list! I had been meaning to check out Preacher for ages.. and Saga I just started but have heard great things!

    Thanks for swinging by my TTT!

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