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Old 12-05-2007, 03:06 PM
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Which ones have you read? That might be a good place to start. Also, what kinds of genres and things are you into?
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Which ones have you read? That might be a good place to start. Also, what kinds of genres and things are you into?
I read a few old ones I picked up at a comic shop for free-- no more than two or three.

I am into sci-fi, history, politics, computers/tech...just about anything.
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I read a few old ones I picked up at a comic shop for free-- no more than two or three.
Titles... characters... anything you remember from the ones you didn't like?
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I am into sci-fi, history, politics, computers/tech...just about anything.
Checkmate seems perfect for you. Get the trades though.
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History and Politics EQUAL Maus.

It's a perrenial suggestion, but it's worth the praises. The story is about a son talking to his elderly Jewish father about his time in Nazi controlled Europe. It's an extremely gripping and compelling read.
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Sci-Fi and politics? Try DMZ. It's an ongoing so you could probably catch up and hop on issues if you wanted, but the trades read really well.

I should also recommend my favorite series of them oment Ex Machina which is, strangely, a book that should be more political than DMZ but isn't, but definitely reads more into the sci-fi side of things. Here's a summary of each:

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The setting is New York City in the near future. A civil war is taking place between the United States of America and the Free States. The Free States are described in the first issue as being "New Jersey and inland"; in issue #8, it is revealed that "the Free States are an idea, not a geographical entity";[2] the movement began in Montana and made its way east. The Free Armies and the U.S. military met at Allentown, Pennsylvania where both sides decided that they did not want to fight, after which the Free Armies descended on New York; the exact chain of events from hereon has yet to be revealed. Manhattan is the location of the demilitarized zone between the two warring parties. The protagonist is Matthew (Matty) Roth, a na´ve photo journalism intern from Long Island, who enters the DMZ with a news-crew.
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series details the life of Mitchell Hundred (aka the Great Machine), the world's first and only superhero, who, in the wake of his actions on 9/11, is elected Mayor of New York City. The story is set during Hundred's term in office, and interweaved with flashbacks to his past as the Great Machine. Through this, the series explores both the political situations Hundred finds himself in, and the mysteries surrounding his superpowers.
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I was working out today and Ex Machina as a suggestion for you hit me like the dumbbell I dropped upon the realization.

Eso beat me to the punch.
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What exactly is a 'trade'?
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What exactly is a 'trade'?
Oops, sorry. It's a term we use without realizing it's not something new readers know about. A "trade" or trade paperback, is a collection of issues. For example, the story Ex Machina I mentioned earlier comes out with a new issue each month. But, they also have "trade"s which collect those issues. Trade one would have issues 1-6, trade two 6-12, so on and so forth.
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Another sci-fi/politics/technology combo would be Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis. It was one of the first series that I tried when getting back into comics and I was pulled right in and went thru all of the trades (10 I think) in a few weeks. It is fun, strange, smart, and fresh.

I would also second Ex Machina. An excellent series that is still coming out in issues.
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