Episode 36: Non-Traditional Comic Recommendations (or Non-Superhero Comics)

Superheroes have been and continue to dominate the sales charts of American comics, but that doesn’t mean that’s all there is.  Thanks to a question from a Reddit user, Kurt goes into non-spoiler details about some of his favorites that he recommends you try out, if you haven’t already.

As mentioned in the show, I’m including a link to Scott McCloud’s homepage, as he has some very “non-traditional” comics, in every sense of the word.

No funny caption on this one.  Just read it.

No funny caption on this one. Just read it.

We all know the monkey is the real star.

We all know the monkey is the real star.

Vertigo: Not just the publishing line, but also the feeling you get looking at this cover.

Vertigo: Not just the publishing line, but also the feeling you get looking at this cover.

I wanted to be sure to show off the detailed backgrounds, but wanted to be sure to make it family-safe.  I think this hits both of those qualifications.

I wanted to be sure to show off the detailed backgrounds, but wanted to be sure to make it family-safe. I think this hits both of those qualifications.

A comic about comics.  Brilliant!

A comic about comics. Brilliant!