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    Default Which indie comics would you put in your top 5?

    Sailer Moon
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    I follow a top 100 best graphic novels list but it isn't all indie.

    What's your top 5?

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    Are we talking all-time? And how are we defining "indie"? I've never liked the idea of lumping together every book published by anyone other than two specific American publishers as "indie". It makes no sense to me, not least because from my perspective as a non American there are comics available in any high street newsagents which are far more widespread here than Marvel or DC (which are now sadly only available in comics shops). I wouldn't class 2000AD as "indie" for that reason, for instance-but you might. And in any list of my top five comics of all time, 2000AD would be placed pretty highly simply because it has not only generated some great stories but also helped jump start the careers of numerous creators who are now big names in the industry worldwide.

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    The idea that Sailor Moon is "indie" may cause my brain to spasm embarrassingly for the rest of the night.

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    Cerebus
    Love and rockets
    Berlin
    From Hell

    Those are just the five that popped to mind; there Re many other worthies that would belong to the list(plenty of ex-aequos). Bratpack was brilliant, Elfquest was great, Groo is a riot, Luther arkwright was magical... So many possibilities when one isn't confined by the tropes of the spandex culture!
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    Elfquest
    Bone
    Box Office Poison

    I'll have to think about it after those three I guess. Indie is a pretty broad category. i would argue there were several publishers in the 80's that don't really count as indie, including First and Eclipse; if we count them, then there are dozens of top notch indie books, because those were havens for major creators who wanted to launch self-owned properties.
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    From Hell
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    Miracleman
    Concrete
    The Ballad Of Halo Jones

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    Cerebus
    Usagi Yojimbo

    If we're talking stylistically "indy" as opposed to labeling according to publisher, I'd include Gaiman's Sandman.

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    Atomic Robo
    Cerebus
    Ms. Tree
    Bone
    Journey

    Like others I really don't see First Comics and a number of other 80s publishers as Indie.

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    Only five? Short lists are hard...
    Pull List; seems to be too long to fit in my sig...

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    All-time, probably

    Love and Rockets
    From Hell
    V for vendetta
    Eightball
    Lloyd Llewellyn


    In recent years I've enjoyed

    The Boys
    Phonogram
    Bulletproof Coffin
    Godland

    Not sure if Vertigo counts, but, if so, I'd add things like Morrison's The Filth, and Invisibles, and so on. Or what about Moore's ABC stuff? I'd put Promethea in there somewhere.

    And of course there's the European BD - but I imagine the question was referring to the American industry?

    There's lots of earlier independent comics I don't know much about yet - all the underground stuff from the 60s and 70s, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Hedge Coke View Post
    The idea that Sailor Moon is "indie" may cause my brain to spasm embarrassingly for the rest of the night.
    If it ain't supes, IT'S INDIE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Beast Of Yucca Flats View Post
    The Ballad Of Halo Jones
    The Ballad of Halo Jones was great, but it wasn't actually a comic title in its own right (aside from the crappy Quality reprint title). I'd tend to lump it in with 2000AD (and V for Vendetta, which someone mentioned, with Warrior). Still not sure that 2000AD, as one of the UK's top selling titles, counts as "indie", but I guess Warrior would...

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