I'll be taking my weekly trip to the comic book store, and I'm feeling like picking up something new. Now's the perfect time for me to do that since they're having a sale where all back issues are $1 each.
So I'm turning to the community for recommendations and in return I'll talk about the series that I've been reading lately, so maybe I'll return the favor and get someone interested in something that they otherwise wouldn't have picked up.
My tastes in comics are a little unique. I tend to go for the Indy comics rather then the more mainstream ones (Marvel and DC). Most of what I pick up are titles by Zenoscope, but I'm willing to give other publishers a try.
I read a lot of fantasy type comics like Conan the Barbarian/Red Sonya or Science Fiction comics when I can find some decent ones. I'm not really too big on Superheroes, but there are exceptions. I do like Batman and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan or Kyle Rayner only), though my husband collects both of those, so I can easily read most of his. I do collect military series such as GI Joe or Man of War as inspiration for my own series.
And here's a few series that I can recommend to you guys.
Zenoscope's Jungle Book Series
This series is effin brilliant! I've started this series from the very beginning and I can honestly say that I'm waiting impatiently each month for my new issue to come out. The artwork is beautiful, the story is very interesting and action packed, and the slight nods to Kipling's Original story have me smiling every time. I really can't say enough good things about this series. I'm curious to see what they do with their "Oz" series this Fall, but if it's even half as good as Jungle Book, you'd better believe that I'll be subscribing to that one as well.
If you loved the Firefly TV show, pick these up. Seriously. They tell more of the story and have the same level of fun and humor that the TV show did. The series that I can think of offhand that I really liked were "Better Days" and "Those Left Behind". They even had one-shot comics. One was a hardcover that told Shepherd Book's history, and the other was a single comic that was a tribute to Wash.
Warlord of Mars
You can't get any more classic sci-fi then this!
There aren't very many good steampunk comics out there, but I picked up a few issues and they seem pretty interesting.