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I really really really like Sandman vol. 1. If only for '24 Hours' and 'Sound of Her Wings'. I don't really like Kieth's art, though.

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I'm voting for it somewhat on principle, I have to admit. And cos I love the hell out of 24 Hours and Passengers.

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So, if I may ask, are the first books supposed to represent the entire series, or just that one book?

it would be just for the particular graphic novel. I think only the Walking dead and Love and Rockets fall under the entire series category due to the omnibus nature of the graphic novels listed.

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I like Marvels and am in favour of having Marvels on the list over Earth X or Kingdom Come. Granted, there are plenty of much more deserving books than Marvels to make this list, but Earth X or Kingdom Come are not those books.

 

I love Daniel Clowes.

Outside of his short story collection (Caricatures), "Like a Velvet Glove...." is my favourite Clowes work. It's David Lynch writing a comic.

It's the story of a man obsessed with a porno actress, who while seeking her out, finds his own destruction. It's chocked full of absurd and surrealist bits.

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I like Marvels and am in favour of having Marvels on the list over Earth X or Kingdom Come. Granted, there are plenty of much more deserving books than Marvels to make this list, but Earth X or Kingdom Come are not those books.

 

I love Daniel Clowes.

Outside of his short story collection (Caricatures), "Like a Velvet Glove...." is my favourite Clowes work. It's David Lynch writing a comic.

It's the story of a man obsessed with a porno actress, who while seeking her out, finds his own destruction. It's chocked full of absurd and surrealist bits.

I have to admit I went by what i had on my shelf. When this one ends you'll have to make the next one. I really don't have full grasp of the Marvel and DC superhero world anymore.

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The Complete Maus 8

Watchmen 14 + 1 = 15

The Dark Knight Returns 16

Sin City The Hard Goodbye 6 - 1 = 5

V for Vendetta 18 + 2 = 20

Black Hole 13

Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron 11

Judge Dredd The Apocalypse War 9 - 2 = 7

Palomar: (Love and Rockets) 13

Hellblazer: Original Sins (Book 1) 12

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes 13

Preacher Vol. 1: Gone to Texas 9

The Walking Dead Omnibus(1-25) 12

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The Complete Maus 8 - 1 = 7 points total

Watchmen 14 + 1 = 15

The Dark Knight Returns 16

Sin City The Hard Goodbye 6 - 1 = 5

V for Vendetta 18 + 2 = 20 + 1 = 21 points total

Black Hole 13

Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron 11, +2 = 12 points total

Judge Dredd The Apocalypse War 9 - 2 = 7

Palomar: (Love and Rockets) 13

Hellblazer: Original Sins (Book 1) 12

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes 13

Preacher Vol. 1: Gone to Texas 9 - 2 = 7 points total

The Walking Dead Omnibus(1-25) 12

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The Complete Maus 7 points total

Watchmen 14 + 1 = 15

The Dark Knight Returns 16

Sin City The Hard Goodbye 5-3=2

V for Vendetta 21 points total

Black Hole 13+3=16

Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron 12 points total

Judge Dredd The Apocalypse War 7

Palomar: (Love and Rockets) 13

Hellblazer: Original Sins (Book 1) 12

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes 13

Preacher Vol. 1: Gone to Texas 7 points total

The Walking Dead Omnibus(1-25) 12

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I think this game is going to come down to a stand-off. I can't see a few of these titles getting enough detractors to allow them to be eliminated from the game.

And, I know that some of us can pick our personal favourites and sabotage the game by making sure they stay alive (unless a large number of people come in and immediately get it voted off).

 

Did Marvels get voted off the island or did it just implode?

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Voted off. I got to be the executioner. :biggrin:

 

V for Vendetta has amassed so many points that it's practically gauranteed to make it to the final 2.

 

Sin City will be the next to go, along with Maus and Dredd.

 

So who's Simon Cowell for this competition?

 

I wanna be Paula, she has lots of drugs.

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I already did mine for today, otherwise I'd be singlehandedly (oh yeah I type with one hand) rescuing Sin City. Bummer.

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The Complete Maus 7 + 2 = 9

Watchmen 15 +1 = 16

The Dark Knight Returns 16

Sin City The Hard Goodbye 2 -2 =0 and BOOYA, it's OUT! :D

V for Vendetta 21

Black Hole 16

Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron 12

Judge Dredd The Apocalypse War 7

Palomar: (Love and Rockets) 13

Hellblazer: Original Sins (Book 1) 12

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes 13

Preacher Vol. 1: Gone to Texas 7

The Walking Dead Omnibus(1-25) 12 -1 = 11

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The Complete Maus 7 + 2 = 9

Watchmen 15 +1 = 16

The Dark Knight Returns 16(+3=19)

Sin City The Hard Goodbye 2 -2 =0 and BOOYA, it's OUT!

V for Vendetta 21

Black Hole 16

Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron 12

Judge Dredd The Apocalypse War 7(-3=4)

Palomar: (Love and Rockets) 13

Hellblazer: Original Sins (Book 1) 12

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes 13

Preacher Vol. 1: Gone to Texas 7

The Walking Dead Omnibus(1-25) 12 -1 = 11

 

Thanks Red, you saved me the effort on Sin City.

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The Complete Maus 9+2=11

Watchmen 16

The Dark Knight Returns 19

V for Vendetta 21

Black Hole 16

Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron 12

Judge Dredd The Apocalypse War 4

Palomar: (Love and Rockets) 13+1=14

Hellblazer: Original Sins (Book 1) 12

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes 13-3=10

Preacher Vol. 1: Gone to Texas 7

The Walking Dead Omnibus(1-25) 11

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The Complete Maus 11

Watchmen 16

The Dark Knight Returns 19 - 3 = 16

V for Vendetta 21

Black Hole 16

Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron 12

Judge Dredd The Apocalypse War 4

Palomar: (Love and Rockets) 14

Hellblazer: Original Sins (Book 1) 12

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes 10

Preacher Vol. 1: Gone to Texas 7 + 3 = 10

The Walking Dead Omnibus(1-25) 11

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A different Sandman collection really should have been chosen!

 

True, but based on the one that was chosen, there's no way it should be doing as well as it is. Are people voting for it as a proxy for Sandman as a whole, or what?

I disagree. It gets a bad rep, but there's some fine stories in there (Imperfect Hosts, A Hope In Hell and 24 Hours for a start), and it's a long way from being the worst Sandman collection. I think some people just have it in for that one because they don't like Sam Keith's artwork.

 

*clears throat*

The Complete Maus 11 + 3 = 14

Watchmen 16

The Dark Knight Returns 16

V for Vendetta 21

Black Hole 16

Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron 12

Judge Dredd The Apocalypse War 4

Palomar: (Love and Rockets) 14

Hellblazer: Original Sins (Book 1) 12

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes 10

Preacher Vol. 1: Gone to Texas 10 - 3 = 7

The Walking Dead Omnibus(1-25) 11

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I'm not saying it's a bad book (I like it quite a lot, although I would definitely rank it as the worst Sandman collection - not a shameful position to be in by any means), but compared to some of the other books in that list, it should really be doing worse than it is. I'd imagine that it's fondness for the entire Sandman series which is keeping it up there.

 

Interesting game, though - glad we're in agreement on Maus, which seems to have a bit of a mixed rep around these parts.

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I'd say preludes and Nocturnes is better than A Game Of You and The Wake by a mile, and probably World's End as well.

Maus should definitely be doing better than it is, you're right about that much.

Looks like Dredd's going to be the next to go...

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I probably should have created a point system of add 2 points and subtract 3.

 

WE could adjust the rules on saturday to reflect the situation.

I'm glad Maus keeps rebounding.

I hate the Game is You. I stopped collecting Sandman during that run. Iliked the artwork and covers though.

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I probably should have created a point system of add 2 points and subtract 3.

 

WE could adjust the rules on saturday to reflect the situation.

I'm glad Maus keeps rebounding.

I hate the Game is You. I stopped collecting Sandman during that run. Iliked the artwork and covers though.

The artwork was good, but the story was pretty terrible, and the transsexual came across more like a drag queen, which can't be right.

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I'd say preludes and Nocturnes is better than A Game Of You...by a mile

 

True. I keep forgetting about that one.

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