Ten Literary Works in the Comic Book
The comic book industry targeted the juveniles for a large portion of time. Things have changed over the past thirty years and now the comic books are written for the adult readers as well. There are many comic books available out there and while a lot of them are not good, many of them are written by talented writers and worth a read. The comic books are just good for a read but you cannot relate to them mostly because they are fictional. This particular list talks about ten different comic books that are not just an enjoyable read. They offer more than that and when it comes to literary merits, they easily reach high heights. Enjoy the read.
10. MARY JANE / SPIDERMAN LOVES MARY JANE
This comic is written by Sean McKeever. (Appears in: Mary Jane #1-4, Mary Jane: Homecoming #1-4, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane #1-20. Collected in: Mary Jane Vols 1-2, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Vols 1-4).
This particular comic (along with many other Mary Jane comics) was aimed at preteen and teen girls. It is probably the first one aimed at that demographic and not very sexist. The comic takes place in alternate version of the Marvel Universe. The comic is centered around the typical teenage problems.
9. A SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS
This comic is written by Jeph Loeb. (Appears in: A Superman for All Seasons #1-4. Collected in: A Superman for All Seasons graphic novel).
This is basically a retelling of the beginning of Superman. It talks about the shift of Clark Kent from teenage to Superman. There are four books and therefore four seasons. The comics are about what Superman goes through and what is happening around in his life. The comic book is rich in symbolism and is an interesting read.
This comic is written by Mike Carey. (Appears in: The Sandman Presents: Lucifer #1-3, Lucifer #1-75, Lucifer: Nirvana #1-3. Collected in: Lucifer Vols 1-11).
This comic book is basically a spin-off to the much famous ‘The Sandman’ (further below). This is probably the most interesting of depictions when it comes to Satan. Paradise Lost was another fantastic one but let’s not get into that one. There are many weird happenings in the comic book which I will not reveal so get your hands on one and start reading.
This comic is written by Garth Ennis. (Appears in: Demon Annual #1, Demon #42-45, 52-54, Batman Chronicles #4, Hitman #1-60, JLA-Hitman #1-2).
When it comes to Gotham City, Tommy Monaghan is the best hitman. The thing about him is though, that he only kills criminals. He gains x-ray vision and telepathy after he is infected with this plague. Thereafter, he decides to divert his attention towards other supernatural beings and demons.
6. THE SANDMAN
This comic is written by Neil Gaiman. (Appears in The Sandman #1-75, Annual #1, and the Sandman: Endless Night graphic novel. All but Endless Night are collected in Sandman Vols 1-10).
‘Dream of the Endless’ is all what the Sandman is about. It is one of the seven immortal powers. It deals with Gods and angels on a routine basis. He paints the portrait of a Dream using a series of unrelated and disconnected stories. Oh, it is an amazing and must read.
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