0
   

What comic book genres are popular now besides the superhero one?

 
 
Rebelofnj
 
  1  
Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2020 05:11 pm
@JGoldman10,
In regards to the sci-fi genre, many writers use its associated tropes and settings to deal with modern issues.

For example, the book Dune by Frank Herbert is an influential sci-fi book, and it deals with religion and environmentalism.

Same goes with most sci-fi comics. Tom King's The Omega Men deals with rebellion and religion, and Mister Miracle is a family drama with a newborn child and an interplanetary war.
0 Replies
 
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2020 05:51 pm
@JGoldman10,
Slice of life; romance; comedy; fantasy are all comic book genres that are perennially successful.

Why don't you look at online sites which sell comic books like Comixology?
I suspect you're going to gloss over our answers. Throw them away and keep asking the same thing over and over (despite our answers being backed up by actual research and knowledge gained from just living in the real world and picking things up [not literally but knowledge wise] as one is supposed to do).

Published in May:
23 Best Non-Superhero Comics: The Ultimate List
I have the first volume of Saga (but have yet to read it). Fantasy genre.

The Walking Dead has and still will be one of the most popular comic book franchises (not under the superhero genre).

Quote:
Are sci-fi comics very popular now?

Yes. Star Wars has its own comic renaissance.

https://imgur.com/okdfScP.jpg
NYTimes Best Seller list
Only two of the top fifteen falls under the superhero genre.
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2020 05:56 pm
@tsarstepan,
No, I read what you, Rebel and others have posted.
Rebelofnj
 
  2  
Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2020 06:08 pm
@tsarstepan,
Speaking of Star Wars comics, it was announced that the comic series Star Wars: Doctor Aphra won the GLADD award for Outstanding Comic Book of the Year.
https://comicbook.com/starwars/news/star-wars-doctor-aphra-comic-marvel-glaad-award/

Also, here are the winners of the Eisner Awards.
https://www.comic-con.org/awards/eisner-awards-current-info
Rebelofnj
 
  2  
Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2020 06:10 pm
@JGoldman10,
Have you visited Comixology?

The vast majority of the comics featured on just the first page should give you an idea on what people like and would very easily answer your question.
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2020 06:23 pm
@Rebelofnj,
Nice.

Quick dive down that rabbit hole and found Our Favorite Thing Is My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris is free on Comixology.

“Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, in Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection, adapted by Junji Ito is likely going to be super freaky and terrifying given his heavily detailed, mindbreaking horror style.

And I absolutely LOVE Giant Days - a slice of life/comedy series about young women in a Brit college. I got all three of the special hardcovers (as blind buys). Not sure how they qualify as I thought they stopped in 2018. Good to know that Vols. 9 to 13 have been ongoing since 2019 to present.

I'll buy them and later buy the hardcover once that's released.
Rebelofnj
 
  1  
Reply Fri 31 Jul, 2020 06:34 pm
@tsarstepan,
I also enjoyed Giant Days, though I didn't realize it was set in the UK until I was a few issues in. Though it makes Daisy's Friday Night Lights obsession even more funny.
0 Replies
 
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2020 03:28 am
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTiQWuDb47d6OOJ96R-z-0gW-z-XUiHlJDBZg&usqp=CAU

https://storage.googleapis.com/hipcomic/p/2bb6f3258bb4e5be98be281978d87993-800.jpg

https://fartboys.com/images/FFFB1.jpg

It looks like your time has finally come, but they all pale to insignificance compared to the master.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61D-3X92cpL._SX352_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
0 Replies
 
JGoldman10
 
  1  
Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2020 01:42 pm
@Rebelofnj,
I've visited Comixology a few times.
Rebelofnj
 
  2  
Reply Sat 1 Aug, 2020 01:50 pm
@JGoldman10,
Then you should consult the top selling list on what is popular.

You could also read some of the newer comics to get a better understanding on why these comics are popular.
Rebelofnj
 
  2  
Reply Sun 2 Aug, 2020 06:18 pm
According to Goodreads, which I uses regularly, here are the most popular comics:
*Watchmen - superhero, sci-fi, mature
*Saga - romance, sci-fi, drama, mature
*Batman: The Killing Joke - superhero, tragedy, mature
*The Sandman - fantasy, mature
*V for Vendetta - politics, sci-fi, mature
*The Dark Knight Returns - superhero, mature
*Kamala Khan: Ms. Marvel - superhero, young adult
*Fables - fantasy, fairy tales
*Y The Last Man - sci-fi, mature
*Scott Pilgrim - drama, action, romance
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/comics

And the most read this week:

*The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal - fantasy
*The Old Guard - action, fantasy
*March - autobiography, history
*Nimona - fantasy
*Sheets - young adult
https://www.goodreads.com/genres/most_read/comics
Rebelofnj
 
  2  
Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2020 06:30 am
@Rebelofnj,
Some notes on the popular comics:

*Watchmen - 2009 film adaptation, 2012 comic prequel Before Watchmen, 2017-2019 comic crossover/sequel Doomsday Clock, 2019 HBO sequel miniseries
*Saga - no adaptation planned.
*The Killing Joke - 2016 animated film adaptation
*The Sandman - upcoming Netflix adaptation, 2020 audio drama
*V for Vendetta - 2005 film adaptation
*The Dark Knight Returns - 2001 comic sequel DK2, 2013 animated film adaptation, 2015 comic sequel DKIII
*Kamala Khan: Ms. Marvel - upcoming Disney+ adaptation
*Fables - adaptation stuck in development hell
*Y The Last Man - upcoming FX TV adaptation
*Scott Pilgrim - 2010 film adaptation
*The Adventure Zone - possible animated series for NBC Peacock
*The Old Guard - 2020 Netflix film adaptation
*March - written by Rep. John Lewis, who died last month
*Nimona - Upcoming Blue Sky/Disney adaptation
0 Replies
 
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2020 07:48 am
@Rebelofnj,
V for Vendetta, Watchmen and The Killing Joke are all by Alan Moore.
Rebelofnj
 
  1  
Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2020 08:22 am
@izzythepush,
And all of those Alan Moore adaptations have received rather mixed receptions for one reason or another: numerous changes from the source material, themes were lost in transition to different mediums, oddly placed sex scenes, etc.

Disclosure: I liked Zack Snyder's Watchmen, despite the changes. I haven't seen, or read, V for Vendetta, though I have been meaning to read the original story. I have no plans to watch The Killing Joke after learning about that bizarre 30 minute prologue with Batgirl.
tsarstepan
 
  2  
Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2020 08:51 am
@Rebelofnj,
Rebelofnj wrote:

Then you should consult the top selling list on what is popular.

You could also read some of the newer comics to get a better understanding on why these comics are popular.

He won't though. Gay characters, loose women, female rights and issues exist in those properties. They might hurt his sensibilities. Help him learn empathy and percolate an open mind. Bring compassion and progressive light to his very isolated, bleak world.
0 Replies
 
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2020 08:52 am
@Rebelofnj,
I’ve not watched Killing Joke and am unaware of the prologue you mention. I’ve read it. The graphic novel V for Vendetta is far better than the film.

tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2020 08:55 am
@Rebelofnj,
Rebelofnj wrote:

*Kamala Khan: Ms. Marvel - superhero, young adult

*Y The Last Man - sci-fi, mature

*Nimona - fantasy

These are three of the most wonderful properties I really want to see adapted to either TV or the movie screen.

I only around to Nimona after it was published as a graphic novel (postwebcomic era). Noelle Stevenson is basically the only reason why I gave the SheRa Netflix series a chance. I'm really glad I did watch it all.
0 Replies
 
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2020 09:00 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

I’ve not watched Killing Joke and am unaware of the prologue you mention. I’ve read it. The graphic novel V for Vendetta is far better than the film.



Don't bother. I went to the special theatrical screening of The Killing Joke. It was WEIRD to say the least. Especially the super creepy Batgirl/Batman sex scene. And the pacing and story arc of the first half of the film was uggh worthy and had nothing to do with the actual Killing Joke graphic novel. The added gangster arc was idiotic to say the least.

I guess the remaining half of the pretty short feature-length film was ... faithful (plot and art wise) to the book but ... maybe because it was decades since I read it and I've changed considerably, it didn't affect me as much as I did with the graphic novel.
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2020 09:07 am
@tsarstepan,
I’ve got the Watchmen series on tape, I’ve not see it yet. I’ve read the book and seen the film.
0 Replies
 
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2020 09:08 am
@tsarstepan,
I won’t.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
Copyright © 2020 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 08/08/2020 at 12:23:32