In my early twenties I assumed comics were puerile. Comics were silly stories that were designed for kids only. Stupidly proportioned people with ridiculous muscles and costumes. That is all there was to comics, right? But then I read a copy of Watchmen and the scales fell from my eyes. Comics could be highly intellectual. I had ignored a whole medium without even trying it because I thought it was beneath me.
A lot of action films are mindless and dull, and I confess I don’t particularly like them. But some action films are quite deep with a thought provoking message, cracking dialogue and sparkling acting. But despite this, I know some people who would never willingly see an action film. This is because they are prejudiced against them based on their past experience. It’s a pity because there is some good stuff out there, but I understand their situation.
I do not know anyone who is prejudiced against all films, but I do know a lot of people who are prejudiced against all comics.
Like my younger self, they think comics are for kids and that comics are stupid.
Like my younger self they are wrong. And we want to change that.
It is our vision to make comics socially acceptable. In Japan an incredible third of all printed media is comic books and high-powered businessmen can be seen reading them on the way to work. We want that to happen everywhere.
We strive to produce the best content we can, but like a good independent studio, we don’t have a monopoly on all the best content. So, here is a list of what we consider to be some of the finest comics out there that we didn’t make. This is NOT exhaustive and if you want to add to the list feel free to post your comments below.
Thirteen Top Tales To Try:
- Antique Bakery
- Ex Machina
- Locke & Key
- Secret Identity
- Strange Embrace
- The O-Men
- The Ultimates
- Top Ten
- Umbrella Academy
- Y:The last man
*These in particular are recommended for those new to comics