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As popular as they are, Y the last man and the Walking Dead are both books I use to hook non comic fans all the time - the fiending for the next volumes quickly follows. As others have said 100 bullets gets pretty addicting if you get past the 2nd/3rd trade. I have to have every Hellboy trade. That book (while rarely surfaces) runs the gothic horror/fairy tale genre. Fables keeps that underwhelming execution for as long as I read it - but its still a decent book. I followed that up to #75 or so.
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Valiant comics: All (!)
Marvel: Avengers/NA/U.Avengers, Aaron's Thor, Ult Spider-Man
DC: Batman Inc, Azzarello's Wonder Woman
Other: Cobra Files, Hellboy, Fables, Hellblazer TPBs
I hate to tell you this, but you'll be hard-pressed to find something comparable to Y: The Last Man. Morning Glories has a similar "must see what happens next" quality, but it's also kind of trashy and there are so many open questions that it's a bit unsatisfying. There's DMZ, which I guess is similar in certain ways. But Y has a certain quality to it that just isn't found elsewhere.
I've been saying the same only it's American Century,I miss Harry.
To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy. A lot of comic books are very literate - unlike most films.
In an alternate universe my parents are Johnny Cash & Lita Ford.
Honestly, The Walking Dead is the book that is the most similar in pacing. There's really nothing quite like Y out there that I know of. Lots of great stuff, but not quite like it. I loved the ending BTW.
Pull List Saga, Invincible, Walking Dead, Chew, Peter Panzerfaust, Superior Spidey, Animal Man, Aquaman, Harbinger, X-O Manowar
I concur that The Walking Dead is the closest to Y: The Last Man I can think of if yer talking about a slower-paced book that is still able to hook you in on a monthly basis. On the plus side, The Walking Dead is NEVER going to end if you wanna get into it. On the downside, The Walking Dead is NEVER going to end if you wanna get into it.
Okay so I'm now halfway through the first trade of the Unwritten and am absolutely loving it. It has that instant hook like Y did, I'm now hoping it continues to be as compellling! Hopefully the rest will arrive on Monday and I can see how I get on with the other suggestions.
I had the exact same problem after reading Y, my first comics (other than funnies like Calvin and Hobbes). It has a great premise, the must find out what happens next hook, likeable characters, humor, a touching and satisfying ending, the whole works. It's not so serious and angsty as some long series.
After reading Y, I floundered a bit looking for something like it and never finding.
Adjusting my expectation a bit, I was able to get into Preacher. I got thrown off a bit when demons and angels showed up, but I stuck with it and got rewarded with a story about love and friendship wrapped in a terrific action adventure with some religious philosophical musing.