So, this article is to help you with your reading. My intent is to shed some light on older stories, so we don’t forget. If you’ve been into comics, or are just getting into comics, I hope you’ll find this useful. At times, typical superhero stories can be overplayed and are often a major reason you stop reading altogether.
With that being said, check out the list, look for more, and remember to comment and share!
Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
Collects FABLES #1-5.
Written by: Bill Willingham | Art by: Lan Medina |Release Date: October 8 2013
FABLES is the winner of 14 Eisner Awards and is one of the most enduring Vertigo titles ever. Here, in this new, 10th anniversary edition, is a newly colored 8-page story from the Fables prose work PETER & MAX: A FABLES NOVEL, as well as a beautiful new cover from series artist Mark Buckingham.
When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the “”mundys,”” their name for normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters created their own secret society that they call Fabletown.
From their exclusive luxury apartment buildings on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, these creatures of legend must fight for their survival in the new world.
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes
Collecting issues #1-8
Written by: Neil Gaiman | Art by: Mike Dringenberg, Sam Kieth | Release Date: October 8 2013
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s transcendent series SANDMAN is often hailed as the definitive Vertigo title and one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling. Gaiman created an unforgettable tale of the forces that exist beyond life and death by weaving ancient mythology, folklore and fairy tales with his own distinct narrative vision. In PRELUDES & NOCTURNES, an occultist attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. After his seventy-year imprisonment and eventual escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On his arduous journey Morpheus encounters Lucifer, John Constantine, and an all-powerful madman. This book also includes the story “The Sound of Her Wings,” which introduces us to the pragmatic and perky goth girl Death.
The Invisibles: Book One – Deluxe Edition
Written by: Grant Morrison | Art by: Jill Thompson, Steve Yeowell | Release Date: February 18 2014
Collects THE INVISIBLES #1-12, ABSOLUTE VERTIGO #1.
One of Grant Morrison’s most controversial and trippiest and abstract comic book titles! Follow the adventures of The Invisibles, a secret organization out to battle against physical and psychic oppression brought upon humanity by the interdemsional alien gods of the Archons of Outer Church!
Saga Vol. 1
Written by: Brian K. Vaughan | Art by: Fiona Staples | Release Date: October 10 2012
Collects SAGA #1-6
From New York Times bestselling writer BRIAN K.VAUGHAN (Y: THE LAST MAN, EX MACHINA) and critically acclaimed artist FIONA STAPLES (MYSTERY SOCIETY, NORTH 40), SAGA is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a sexy, subversive drama for adults. This specially priced volume collects the first arc of the smash hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls “the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make.”
Chew Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice
Written by: John Layman | Art by: Rob Guillory | Release Date: November 25 2009
Collects Chew Vol. 1 #1-5!
Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He’s been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.
Y: The Last Man Vol. 1: Unmanned
Written by: Brian K. Vaughan | Art by: Pia Guerra | Release Date: October 8 2013
Collects issues #1-5!
Y: THE LAST MAN, winner of three Eisner Awards and one of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling comic books series of the last decade, is that rare example of a page-turner that is at once humorous, socially relevant and endlessly surprising. Written by Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, EX MACHINA) and with art by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown–the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he’s the last man on earth.