#1 By: Rob Beschizza, January 27th, 2014 03:34
#2 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, January 27th, 2014 03:45
A list of the "best" of something that consists entirely of the most famous, mainstream, established-for-decades examples of the genre? Methinks they and I have different merits for judging quality.
Best known, maybe.
#3 By: Inquiry, January 27th, 2014 03:48
Those are good ones. I'm also minded to believe that the Bone comics should be in that list some where, too.
#4 By: Pat Race, January 27th, 2014 03:56
I guess Nausicaä doesn't count because... uhm? I also nominate Bone, Amulet, and One Piece.
#5 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, January 27th, 2014 04:33
I guess Nausicaä doesn't count because... uhm?
Because it's foreign - duh! You think those ignorant foreigners can do anything right? They can't even speak simple English! /sarcasm
#6 By: El Mariachi, January 27th, 2014 05:00
Even if one grudgingly puts up with “fantasy == swords and sorcery,” thereby excluding stuff like Moonshadow and Nausicaä… a friggin D&D comic but no Richard Corben?
#7 By: The Mudshark, January 27th, 2014 05:11
Most fucking definitely. To me, Bone is not only one of the best fantasy comics but one of the best comics ever in general. And t.b.h., I prefer the newer dark horse Conan series to the Marvel one.
#8 By: The Mudshark, January 27th, 2014 05:13
Moebius is also sorely missing, among many others.
#9 By: euansmith, January 27th, 2014 05:25
No Cerberus the Aardvark? Not only a good fantasy tale and a funny satire, but also helped change the way comics were produced in America.
#11 By: Anton Gully, January 27th, 2014 06:19
I suspect Dave Sim had something to do with that, though any site seeking to make a linkbait article would be missing a trick by excluding him.
Calling it a "fantasy" list and then including "Sandman" is kinda cheating. Either it's swords and sorcery, like the other nine entries, or you may as well open it up to eg House of Mystery et al.
#12 By: rstevens, January 27th, 2014 07:46
seriously, groo is the best.
#13 By: Eksrae, January 27th, 2014 08:09
"Best of" lists are always put together at the last minute by a bunch of dudes sitting around the office scrambling for a space filler.
Clearly they've never read "Usagi Yojimbo", or even "Krazy Kat".
#14 By: Eksrae, January 27th, 2014 08:12
And before Monkey D Luffy, Popeye the Sailor was getting into fistfights with exotic creatures all over the world.
#15 By: John Furlan, January 27th, 2014 09:00
Ha! Still have the first 5 issues of Groo....somewhere.
#16 By: Guy Incognito, January 27th, 2014 09:12
Concrete should be on this list, no doubt.
#17 By: BJ Wanlund, January 27th, 2014 09:39
Ehh, at least they gave Red Sonja and ElfQuest their due.
#18 By: Dan_Morrison, January 27th, 2014 09:49
Hoorah for the Groo shout-out!
I've got 100 out of the first 120, and about half the one-offs after that right here still!
#19 By: snig, January 27th, 2014 10:00
Agree with you partly, but as an older person, what exactly is wrong with established for decades, my young whippersnapper? In my day we had to walk to the comic store in 10 foot high snowdrifts, uphill both ways, to get our Elfquest. And how exactly mainstream do you think it is?
#20 By: Jason Andresen, January 27th, 2014 10:12
Groo was awesome. I was so bummed when they stopped publishing it and moved my subscription over to Ren and Stimpy.
#21 By: Mister44, January 27th, 2014 10:18
Nice to see the D&D books in there. I was into D&D and started getting the comics, so it was sort of my gateway drug. Jan Duursema, Ron Randall, and Rags Morales were solid.
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