The list author says: "The world of comic books has definite stand-outs. This is a list of not only my favorite comics, but comics that feature major attitude, mad-bastardry, cutting-edge writing and art that will overload your bowels."
"The strangest piece of fiction you will ever read. Filled with meta-storylines, self-referential mind-benders, recursive themes, giant killer sperm, and insanely surreal art that perfectly compliments some of the most intellectually complex writing that exists today. In any genre."
"Gorgeous art and a storyline that sort of defies belief--a western, ultra-gore, magical realism plotline about an elvis impersonator hauling a truckload of unknown goods across America. So far there's only one volume of this, but I'm hoping for more. Get it for the visual storytelling more than the writing."
"For god's sake Warren Ellis, you need to continue this series. The artwork is hauntingly beautiful, and the atmospheric noir-detective plotline is like mixing Raymond Chandler, the movie Dark City, and the paintings of Francis Bacon. I need more."
"A virtuoso performance by Charles Burns. Everything about this comic is electric--from the stark, graphically astonishing artwork to the intense, subtext-rich and powerfully moving, disturbing, and surreal writing and plot. One of the most perfect examples of the genre."
"This series is pretty much on everyone's list, but there's a reason for that. Incredible storytelling incorporating myth, history, fantasy, imagination, multiple literary genres, and a broodingly appealing main character who, although immortal, remains fallible, likeable, and, if I may say so, more than a little sexy."
"This collection of black and white noir comics is consistent in its high-quality of art and writing. A little bleak (unsurprisingly), disturbing, and violent, the storytelling is superb and the varying artistic styles are a treat."