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Stir the Pot Saturday: Week 23

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Welcome back, everyone! Just a quick reminder of what our goal for each and every Saturday is: Stirring the pot is the act of causing trouble for the sake of your own amusement. So we here at Comic Booked would like to formally invite you to discuss, debate, and start some shit talkin’ about the characters, the creators, and the storylines given to us from the industry we all know and love, hate, and love to hate. So let’s quit wasting time and start the mud (or web) slinging!

 

This Saturday’s question: What is your favorite creator-owned comic series?

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Did reading Kick-Ass change things forever for you? Are you still shocked (in a good way) each and every issue of The Walking Dead? 30 Days of Night make horror comics cool again for you? Are you still a Spawn-supporter? Is Saga the comic that you give your friends who don’t read comics? Sin City your perfect dose of noir when you need it? Does Powers make you want to read independent books for the rest of your life? Or do you just stick to strictly superhero books?

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So go forth and debate! But be sure to back up your responses. Don’t be scared. And don’t give up. After all, no one likes a quitter. And you’re not a quitter, are you?

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Comments (13)

Skott_Jimenez

While The Walking Dead has done a lot to entertain me in recent years, one of my all time favorite books in this category would have to be Strangers In Paradise.
I'm also a fan of The Flaming Carrot and Scud The Disposable Assassin. They, and numerous others, have gone a long way in showing me there is more out there than just Marvel and DC.

Scud is a great series!

This is a hard question for me to answer. Because I love many creator owned comics, just like many that you named. Sin City is a book I first really loved that was creator owned. 30 Days of Night made vampires scary as F$#% and Kick-Ass was something I always wanted to see.

Saga is to me hands down the best creator owned series out right now but that doesn't mean there aren't other great titles. I feel this is the age of great creator owned series, there is something out there for everyone. Just go find them!

After years of being in the Marvel and DC only realm, I am only now rediscovering many of the creator owned ones out there. On my list: Saga, Manhattan Project, Skullkickers. I love many of Mark Millar's works too – Kick Ass (including sequels and the Hit Girl series), Super Crooks, but I loved the Secret Service.

Poison Elves and Broken Heroes.

You picked a good week for this: ASTRO CITY is back! Kurt Busiek's wonderfully inventive deconstruction of comic book archetypes and silver age history that manages to be totally original.

Not a real comic reader, but after watching 30 Days of Night movie and Walking Dead series, have read a few here and there and am impressed.

jeffhillwriter

Never read those ones. I've heard good things, though. I'll have to check them out for sure!

jeffhillwriter

I've heard nothing but good things about Saga and though I've only read the first issue, I can see why.

jeffhillwriter

I love the Millar stuff. It's the only creator-owned stuff I actively seek out. Granted, it's still (mostly) the superhero genre, so it still feels safe for me.

jeffhillwriter

Those are two that I've actually never heard of before. I'll have to do some research. Thanks for sharing!

jeffhillwriter

Never got around to read Astro City, but I know I'd love it. Kurt Busiek's a great writer and I really enjoyed his runs on Avengers, Thunderbolts, and Spider-Man in the past.

jeffhillwriter

Horror comics are really making a comeback. Which is great for non-comic readers who are interested in comic books but maybe just don't know where to start.

jeffhillwriter

Though I admittedly only read superhero books (and even then, primarily DC books at that), I do venture outside of my comfort zone every now and then. My vote for favorite creator-owned book, though, by far has to be Queen & Country. Greg Rucka really did something special each and every issue of that series. If you haven't read it yet, you should all go check it out immediately. It's amazing stuff.

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