The Morbid Comic Shop; A List of Personal Favorites

A Listmania! list by Sydney (At My Computer, with Caffeine)
The list author says: "I may have grown out of the mangas a little. Now we're exploring other forms of comics, and herein lies my list of the ones I love the most."
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
1.  The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "I confess; I had only begun to read, 'Sandman' long after reading many of Neil Gaiman's novels and childrens' books. But maybe it's a blessing that I saved the best for last. And I do not use that term lightly. 'Sandman' is a masterpiece, like a beautifully constructed labyrinth of nightmares."
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Johnny The Homicidal Maniac: Director's Cut
2.  Johnny The Homicidal Maniac: Director's Cut by Jhonen Vasquez
The list author says:
  "If I was ever asked if there was anything in the world I wish I'd thought of first, it would be, 'Johnny the Homicidal Maniac'. After the first reading, it was days before I could stop laughing."
$16.22   Used & New from: $3.77
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (305 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Squee's Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors
3.  Squee's Wonderful Big Giant Book of Unspeakable Horrors by Jhonen Vasquez
The list author says:
  "And while we're on the subject of Jhonen Vasquez, I'd like to add, 'Squee' for the sake of the, 'Meanwhile' about the vampire kid, which made me laugh so hard that I couldn't even THINK about it for weeks without descending into a fit of giggles and, on occasion, painfully noisy hiccups."
$11.68   Used & New from: $2.18
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Gloom Cookie Volume 1 (v. 1)
4.  Gloom Cookie Volume 1 (v. 1) by Serena Valentino
The list author says:
  "The perfect comic for gloomy little goths everywhere."
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The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For
5.  The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel
The list author says:
  "I became so addicted to this collection that I went a week without sleeping to read it, and came out both physically and emotionally exhausted. Alison Bechdel is a genius."
$17.92   Used & New from: $11.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
6.  The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
The list author says:
  "I once knew a young, blond, hyperactive, and incredibly imaginative boy who swore he had absolutely nothing in common with the title character of this series. But every time I read it, I always think of him, and it leaves me with a big fat grin on my face."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (964 customer reviews) | 22 customer discussions

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The World of Chas Addams
7.  The World of Chas Addams by Charles Addams
The list author says:
  "Boy, if I had a nickel for everytime someone told me I looked like an Addams..."
Used & New from: $7.60
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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My Bad: A Zits Treasury
8.  My Bad: A Zits Treasury by Jerry Scott
The list author says:
  "'Zits' is that one comic that makes you paranoid in your own house, because you can't seem to figure out where the cameras are hidden."
Used & New from: $7.81
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The Complete Persepolis
9.  The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The list author says:
  "There's a lot to be learned from Satrapi's smart, personal, and distressing autobiography."
$16.96   Used & New from: $6.91
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)

The Freddie Stories
10.  The Freddie Stories by Lynda Barry
The list author says:
  "Lynda Barry has created a small Hell in the form of childhood."
Used & New from: $0.46
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth, 15th Anniversary Edition
11.  Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth, 15th Anniversary Edition by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "My personal favorite Batman comic. Dave McKean's surreal artwork is perfect for this already twisted tale of the dark knight."
$11.89   Used & New from: $5.85
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (312 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Confessions of a Blabbermouth (Minx Graphic Novels)
12.  Confessions of a Blabbermouth (Minx Graphic Novels) by Aaron Alexovich
The list author says:
  "High school angst comics are nothing new, but Mike Carey's writing and Aaron Alexovich's art make it feel fresh and funny."
$9.03   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Blankets
13.  Blankets by Craig Thompson
The list author says:
  "Two years prior to reading this, I had been presenting at a comic convention with Craig Thompson. Although the two of us didn't meet, his table was in the same isle as mine, and from my table, I spent two days watching the progression of a line of people running from his table down to the end of the block. I think I finally understand why."
$20.36   Used & New from: $7.53
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Stitches: A Memoir
14.  Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
The list author says:
  "One of the most disturbing things I've ever read. Closing it was like coming out of a dark, small, stuffy box."
$12.73   Used & New from: $3.63
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Courtney Crumrin, Vol. 1: Courtney Crumrin & The Night Things (Courtney Crumrin Tales)
15.  Courtney Crumrin, Vol. 1: Courtney Crumrin & The Night Things (Courtney Crumrin Tales) by Ted Naifeh
The list author says:
  "A wicked little story of bad faeries and haunted mansions and 12-year-old girls who just don't really want to fit in. Reminiscent of Holly Black in all the right ways."
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The Plain Janes (Minx)
16.  The Plain Janes (Minx) by Cecil Castellucci
The list author says:
  "Something about this simple little comic makes me feel incredibly artistic."
$8.79   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

The Complete Maus, 25th Anniversary Edition
17.  The Complete Maus, 25th Anniversary Edition by Art Spiegelman
$19.77   Used & New from: $16.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (351 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Customer Discussions about products in this list
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Anyone found another comic as good? 38 Jan 1, 2014
Newest printing 4 Dec 6, 2013
Broken binding? 8 Nov 12, 2013
The Watterson Box Set: I'm Hesitant to Buy it; Need Advice 10 Jan 14, 2013
Worst comic EVER 9 Jul 29, 2012
2010 Re-print - How to Tell 3 Feb 16, 2012
Where can I get a book such as this one rebound? 1 Feb 7, 2012
Blankets Soundtrack 0 Feb 4, 2011
Is this Maus 1 and 2? 4 Dec 15, 2009
What is your source for book news? 1 Nov 18, 2009
Does Johnny C appear much in this? 1 Sep 28, 2009
Stitches 5 Sep 22, 2009
 
   

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