On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9:56:39 AM UTC-4, Jack Bohn wrote:
> Lynn McGuire wrote:
> > "21 Best Science Fiction Graphic Novels"
> > https://best-sci-fi-books.com/21-best-science-fiction-graphic-novels/
> > And I am zero read here and not much interest in this category.
> Four of the recommended:
> Le Garage Hermetique (or, my version, The Airtight Garage), Nausicaa, Planetes, and 2001 Nights.
> Hmm... do I have something against English-language sf comics? The ones I have read aren't very?
> Astronauts in Trouble: Live from the Moon by Larry Young and Charlie Adlard - more an action movie than science fiction, or even technothriller -if I can define technothriller as attempting to get technical details right- so the ending comes as a letdown.
> Galaxion by Tara Tallan - Actually, fairly good, but I've only seen the first volume.
> Sculptor by Scott McCloud - Well, a fantasy, but a good one.
> Leaving out collections of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers strips, I have "Demon with a Glass Hand" and "Nightwings", which I don't see having needed adaptation to comics (I think Marvel's "John Carter: Warlord of Mars" did an adaptation of an ERB short story for an annual, I'd have to check.) I'm assuming the list eliminates super-heroes somehow, or Watchmen would still be #1.
Walt Simonson's "STAR SLAMMERS" started out as a fan project connected
to a bid for a Worldcon (Discon II. 1974,)
I'm not claiming it is one of the best, but it was an early attempt,
and I love Simonson's art.
After graduating from Amherst with a degree in Geology, Simonson took a
year off, and then enrolled as an art major at the Rhode Island School
of Design, graduating in 1972. His thesis project there was the 50-
page black and white book The Star Slammers, which took him two years
to write, pencil, letter and ink himself, and was published as a sort
of ashcan promotional comic book for the 1974 World Science Fiction
Convention in Washington, D.C. (DisCon II). Simonson would later
revisit Star Slammers throughout his career, publishing it through
various publishers over the decades.
[/quote] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Simonson#Early_life
Anybody remember Gil Kane's Sword & Sorcery hero, BLACKMARK,
published in Bantam paperbacks?