I have a whole sh*tload of comics in my cellar that are all at least 20 years old now. Started collecting them for fun after my wife bought me The Watchmen hardcover...Twice a year this comic store near us had a 50% off sale and I'd buy a bunch.
The Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja. Goofy title but it's one of the most underrated comics ever. Written by Larry Hama and art by Ron Wagner.
A man with god-like powers rids the world of all nuclear weapons to create world peace...this only sets off a conventional World War 3. The first issue opens with a team of green berets crash landing a captured Soviet an-124 in Red Square to bust the Nth man out of a KGB prison. And it just keeps getting awesome from there.
Gittin' mah edumakashuns... in the land of temples and bad traffic.
Originally Posted by Kaplanr
That's the one. All the superheros went strange in the late 70s and later.
Except for a select few, the less than can be said about the 80's and 90's (*cough*RobLeifeld*cough*), the better.
It looks like these days, there is more focus on actually fleshing out the characters so that mainstream comics are able to stand on their own as a serious medium. Brubaker's run on Captain America is a good example of that.
That guy was (and still is) horrible. How he got work, much less became one of the big names of the time, is a mystery.
Good at marketing himself I guess
I heard that despite not being able to draw the human body for **** Leifeld is a very nice guy to work with. That might have contributed to him at least getting his foot in the door. Now the real question is how the hell Jeph Loeb is still getting any work after he single-handedly fvcked up the Ultimates universe.
I ve always liked Spider Jerusalems attitude so that will be Transmetropolitan. I ve also enjoyed Max Anderssons surreal comics (Pixy, Container, Death & Candy etc.).
so nobody here knows Pixy? let me educate your asses.
Pixy is an aborted foetus who lives together with his foetus friends in the old decayed city center of the Kingdom of the Dead. Their main activities involve hard drinking, drug abuse, playing with bazookas, killing money and burning houses. They receive support by the government as long as they don't leave this partof the city, where no one dares to go anyway.
Pixy and his pals are completely amoral, or non-moral, beings. They can't die, they have no concept of anything but their own desires and they carry out every impulse immediately - in one word, they're happy. Sometimes, when they're drunk, they make prank telephone calls to the living, terrorizing them for fun. This happens to the young couple Alka and Angina, who, being told by Pixy that they are in fact his would-be mother and father, are forced to read bed-time stories over the phone all night long. Setting out to search for Pixy and kill him once and for all, Alka soon finds himself trapped in a circle of events way beyond control.