(dark) comic recommendations
Very new to comics, read and loved Batman: The Black Mirror, and now I'm looking for something in a similar vein.
Just a few things that describes what I'm looking for in reference to The Black Mirror:
-I loved the art style, and would prefer something a little more painterly like that compared to a more standard(?) style
-The dark vibe of it too was awesome, I'm really up for giving any hero (marvel or DC) a shot, as long as they and they're environment are portrayed a pretty dark manner. Of course batman is probably most reliably the most suitable for this trait, researching the other Batman novels I tended to find more lackluster art and overall atmosphere.
-Also a strong narrative is definitely important to me, and was probably a slight downside in The Black Mirror.
-And finally, I'm really wanting a hard cover novel around the same length/price as Black Mirror ($15-25, ~300 pages), I'm sure there's a name for this kind of thing, but as I said, very new to comics haha :P
Thanks so much for any recommendations. I Realise it might be a bit of an ask to combine all those traits into one but anything along those lines I'd love to check out.
Hope to hear from some of you! :)
For current DC series, check out:
And if you want to check out Vertigo and independents...
American Vampire (the same writer from Black Mirror)
The Losers (the same artist from Black Mirror)
Sandman Mystery Theatre
Unknown Soldier by Dysart
Also for more indies: Casanova by Matt Fraction, Criminal and Fatale by Ed Brubaker, Richard Stark's Parker by Darwyn Cooke.
And for some old DC Comics: Starman by James Robinson and Swamp Thing by Alan Moore.
Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughan and Sleeper by Brubaker from Wildstorm.
For Marvel: Peter Milligan's X-Statix, Brian Bendis and Brubaker's Daredevil.