Sorry if theres another thread like this, i searched around but couldn’t find one. Basically this is for those 1-shot, limited run comic series types, that are not attached to any larger mainstream universes like Marvel or DC. As such they don’t see anywhere near the publicity, will likely sail under the radar for all but the dedicated comic fans who stay in the loop, and afterwards they kinda fade away into obscurity in light of the mainstream offerings.
A good example is Luna Brother’s: The Sword(gushes for hours on how amazing this series was!). Had i not found myself in town that one faithful day, bored at a books-a-million, and just happened to skim below the rack to find the one lone copy of the first trade, i might never have discovered this Gem. One of my all-time favorite stories.
Made me think what other amazing limited run series there are that no one really talks about after they’ve run their course.
So far i’ve found and read “Black summer”, “SuperGod”, and “No Hero” by Warren ellis. Black summer being the best and most complete of the three. Very recommended.
No Hero- had excellent presentation, and started off well with great build-up. Then just ended abruptly on a crap note, with many questions left unanswered, and zero closure. So much more could have been come of its interesting concept & characters, but they wastefully just chucked it out after a measly 8 issues. Shame as it was a very entertaining read while it lasted, but all its presentation and great build-up was wasted and lead to nothing in the end. WTF? Recommended still just be aware that it has a crap ending.
SuperGod- The worst & shortest of the three. An interesting read for certain but a little too dark & depressing for my taste. Like a twilight zone episode on how a superhuman arms race could turn out.