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    Posted: August 09 2013 at 06:58
Recently, a publisher finally released Judge Dredd Megazine in Brazil, bringing many cool comics. So, I am a bit familiarized with some of british comics. Well, what's your fav?
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I dunno I guess I am old. My grandmother in Glasgow used to send the Buster, Beano and The Dandy weekly comics to us. Don't know if they're still around. My favourite was Winker Watson and that pratt Robin Boodle that he would always f**k up.
                
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Voted other - I'm kind of cheating, btu Simon Furman's original run of `Transformers U.K' was absolutely superb, and gave the world `Death's Head' (the original version is still the best!).

Furman's work was so good and defining that he eventually took over the US comic, and now that Marvel series lives on with `Transformers: ReGeneration', written by him and one of the original artist, Andrew Wildman!
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I hardly know British comics, except Judge Dredd (it had been translated in French in the 80's, so I could read a few episodes when I was a kid) and V for Vendetta (read it when I was a student).
I know that Dan Dare is a long running SF comic, but I don't think having ever located some issues in France. Yet, it seems that Janus Stark was translated in French in the 60's/70's.

Anyway, I would chose Judge Dredd from this list for its satirical approach. In fact, I would have rather voted V for Vendetta, because it's a masterpiece, but I don't see it as fitting in the same category as the other comics of this list, for it was intended to be some kind of graphic novel.
Furthermore, Judge Dredd, Dan Dare or Slaine are, more or less, superheroic characters, which is not the case of V and its protegee Evey.
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No Watchmen?
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Originally posted by sleeper

No Watchmen?


The Watchmen were published by DC Comics, an American publisher.

Both Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons are English, but it can't change the fact that not only this miniseries was published by DC Comics, but it also was submitted to Moore by this company and its characters were originally the property of Charlton Comics, another American publisher.
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Originally posted by CPicard



Anyway, I would chose Judge Dredd from this list for its satirical approach. In fact, I would have rather voted V for Vendetta, because it's a masterpiece, but I don't see it as fitting in the same category as the other comics of this list, for it was intended to be some kind of graphic novel.



It's british comics in general, man. Can be graphic novels or ongoing series.

Don't matter the theme, too. Can be adult, super-hero or children comics!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2013 at 14:41
Most of these are 2000AD titles and if we limit the choices to that publication then it's a tough call between Judge Dread and Sinister Dexter, though Durham Red is a personal favourite, and Nikolai Dante is always a good read... then there's the ABC Warriors and Strontium Dog, Button Man (great story), Preacher (not a 2000AD character as such but written by Ennis and syndicated in the JD Megazine).
 
However, if we extend it to all comics written by UK authors & artists then Gaiman's Sandman wins for me by a country mile, followed by anything by Alan Moore.


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I've read none of these.
In my region on the continent, I grew up with Billy's Boots, Andy Capp,  Buster's Dream World, Billy Bunter, some of which I like(d) a lot.
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Originally posted by Dean


However, if we extend it to all comics written by UK authors & artists then Gaiman's Sandman wins for me by a country mile, followed by anything by Alan Moore.

Gaiman Sandman is an excellent pick. (Still prefer Buster Gonad, Fat sl*g. & Roger Melly)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2013 at 11:13
As Dean mentioned Sandman was great and I also liked The Invisibles by Morrison, a Scottish writer....though I believe both were done by Vertigo.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote otto pankrock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2013 at 18:09
Victor Book for Boys. Still got one from 1971. Commando. Oor Wullie
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Gaiman and Moore are great. I also like the war comics by Garth Ennis.

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Action was the comic of choice when I was a kid. Apparently, the forerunner of 2000AD. It caused a bit of scandal and was stopped after a year or two as the adults thought it was too violent and bloody. I remember being very disappointed when it was stopped and never read 2000AD as I think I thought it too tame! Oh well kids love blood and gore and stuff like that.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote tupan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2013 at 07:21
Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

Action was the comic of choice when I was a kid. Apparently, the forerunner of 2000AD. It caused a bit of scandal and was stopped after a year or two as the adults thought it was too violent and bloody. I remember being very disappointed when it was stopped and never read 2000AD as I think I thought it too tame! Oh well kids love blood and gore and stuff like that.

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Man, the main character of this comic book was a giant killer shark! Awesome!

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