A departure from the usual flights and tights

A Listmania! list by N. lunka (Minneapolis, MN)
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The list author says: "a list of great titles for the discerning comic fan."
Queen & Country: The Definitive Edition, Vol. 1
1.  Queen & Country: The Definitive Edition, Vol. 1 by Greg Rucka
The list author says:
  "Greg Rucka, with a rotating series of artists, craft a book that is as much about the bureaucracy of the spy business as it is about actually spying. Strong characters and modern day political intrigue make this the best spy book on the stands. Plus the definitive collections are a great deal to boot."
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Northlanders Vol. 1: Sven The Returned
2.  Northlanders Vol. 1: Sven The Returned by Brian Wood
The list author says:
  "Brian Wood does vikings right. He uses contemporary english (no Thor-speak) to weave a tale of honor and revenge, while never losing a sense of place."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Swamp Thing Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing
3.  Swamp Thing Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "More Alan Moore. This may be my favorite thing he has written. It's definitely not the technical achievement Watchmen is, but a great piece of fiction none the less. Great meditation on death, loss, and finding your place in the world."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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Daytripper
4.  Daytripper by Fábio Moon
The list author says:
  "I don't have enough good things to say about this book. The life of an obituary writer is told through brief vignettes of the best moments in his life, each ending in his death. Thought provoking and emotional, joyous and somber. Must read for comics fans and non-comics fans alike."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned
5.  Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan
The list author says:
  "What would the world be like if half the population died in an instant. In the first issue Brain K. Vaughn kills off every male mammal on the planet save for one man and his pet monkey. Defined Vertigo for a new decade. Absolute must read."
$8.69   Used & New from: $3.68
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
6.  The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman
The list author says:
  "The little indie book that could. Not a fan of the recent zombie craze? Good, me neither. That doesn't stop this book from being the most compelling, rock solid, character driven narrative to hit the stands in years, if not ever. Believe the hype. This is the best thing on the stands by miles."
$9.62   Used & New from: $2.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (755 customer reviews)

The Alcoholic
7.  The Alcoholic by Jonathan Ames
The list author says:
  "The story of a functional alcoholic's life, from adolescence to mid-life. A story of addiction and sexual identity. Heart wrenching and laugh out loud funny. Beautiful."
$12.44   Used & New from: $3.40
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

Asterios Polyp
8.  Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
The list author says:
  "Mazzucchelli delivers his first graphic novel and along with it gives a master class on how the sequential art can be used. One of the few comics that truly take advantage of the medium. A down to earth tale of an architect's life coupled with a genius level deconstruction of the form."
$22.79   Used & New from: $12.71
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Strangers In Paradise Pocket Book 1 (Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book Collection)
9.  Strangers In Paradise Pocket Book 1 (Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book Collection) by Terry Moore
The list author says:
  "Terry Moore is one of the best cartoonist working today. This long running series is his crowning achievement. Touching relationships, political intrigue, and a gripping crime saga make a truly original series. When you finish the last book, you will truly feel like you are saying goodbye to close friends."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Invincible (Book 1): Family Matters  (v. 1)
10.  Invincible (Book 1): Family Matters (v. 1) by Robert Kirkman
The list author says:
  "What if Peter Parker had Superman level powers? That's the quick pitch for this series. Best superhero book being published."
$10.61   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Preacher VOL 01: Gone to Texas (Preacher (DC Comics))
11.  Preacher VOL 01: Gone to Texas (Preacher (DC Comics)) by Garth Ennis
The list author says:
  "Crass, violent, vulgar and utterly fantastic. This one takes a little work to get into. Some may have trouble acclimating to Garth Ennis' absurdest sense of humor and sadistic character drama. Those that do will find a wonderfully bizarre western for the modern era."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

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Watchmen
12.  Watchmen by Alan Moore
The list author says:
  "Whats left to say? It really is that good. From writing to layouts, nothing but class. A comics revolution was built on the back of this book (and DKR of course) and it is every bit as important today."
$25.63   Used & New from: $4.53
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,305 customer reviews) | 35 customer discussions

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street
13.  Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson
The list author says:
  "Gonzo journalism in the future. Acerbic wit, black humor and seething anger make Spider Jerusalem a perfect anti-hero in a world lost in it's own technology. Think Hunter S. Thompson in a Brazil-style cyberpunk future."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Gotham Central, Book 1: In the Line of Duty
14.  Gotham Central, Book 1: In the Line of Duty by Ed Brubaker
The list author says:
  "A police procedural taking place in Batman's Gotham city. Brilliant pitch, flawless execution. All star talent all around (Brubaker, Rucka, and Lark). Sadly cancelled before it got it's due."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Scene of the Crime: A Little Piece of Goodnight
15.  Scene of the Crime: A Little Piece of Goodnight by Ed Brubaker
The list author says:
  "Ed Brubaker spins a noir-ish detective story that plays with all the P.I. tropes and still manages to feel fresh. Twist and turns abound. Beautiful Micheal Lark pencils, along with frequent Brubaker collaborator Sean Phillips on inks."
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