Watchmen and Preacher are always going to be the gold standard for me. Still, Killing Joke is probably the best single issue comic I've ever read. V for Vendetta, I thought, wasnt all that grand really. I was in to Venom as a kid, and I still am in a lot of ways. They get the job done. I remember thinking how cool the Maximum Carnage story line was, but now that I reread it as an adult, its some of the most self righteous nonsense I've ever seen. Maybe my affection for Venom has tainted my morals, but it seems like every fight scene goes like this:
Venom/everyone else: Lets go punch Carnage til he stops killing people.
Spiderman: Blargh how have I been driven to such brutality. There has to be another way. I'm going to go be an emo.
Carnage: Time for murderin!
Repeat ad infinitum until, finally, Spidey and pals build a RIDICULOUS metal.... box........... that shoots love.....and strap it to one of their chests... I wish I were making this up, but yeah, Carnage is felled by a love box. Then hes ok. Then Venom, apparently, blows up himself and Carnage. Spidey is fine with this because it isnt murder if its done via explosion and not punching, or something, I dont know?
So yeah, that comic has really aged badly.
I'm getting the full run of Lethal Protector pretty soon, as well as Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Ground and probably a few more comics that involve venom and joker, any reccomendations there would be appreciated.
Edit: Also won an auction for Batman/Joker Going Sane storyling. I'm not sure about this plotline wherein its theorized that Joker would just turn into a normal guy after he killed The Bat, but it promises to be a psychological study of their mutual dependence regardless, so I'm interested enough to purchase it.
This post has been edited by J m HofMarN: 04 February 2010 - 12:49 AM