Decades’ of comic-reading made me pick up 500 Essential Graphic Novels the other day. Two hundred, I thought to myself, I bet I’ve read two hundred easy.
I barely managed ninety*.
And that was by including characters I knew I’d read but couldn’t exactly recall if I’d read the title listed in the book. I definitely remember reading Lucky Luke and A.B.C. Warriors but I can’t recall specifically chuckling over A Lucky Luke Adventure: Billy the Kid or acting-out mek-carnage from A.B.C. Warriors: The Black Hole.
Meantime, I plan to work my way through a list that includes –
- Bryan Talbot‘s Alice in Sunderland<,/li>
- Dave Sim‘s towering Cerebus,
- Frank Stack‘s The New Adventures of Jesus: Second Coming,
- Keiji Nakazawa‘s Barefoot Gen series,
- Roberta Gregory‘s Life’s a Bitch: The Bitchy Bitch Chronicles,
- Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch‘s The Ultimates,
– and, based on its premise and the cover art, Jason Shiga‘s Bookhunter:
* Eighteen lousy percent. At least I did better with the IMDb top 250 list, making 67.6% (though I suspect if that list went to 500, my batting average would drop significantly). (Film Addict link courtesy of Dan Slevin.)