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Multcolib My Librarian Nick: 7 Comics that would make great cable shows

Scalped
Scalped [7], Rez Blues By Aaron, Jason (Book - 2011 ) GN AARON 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Aaron's writing and Guerra's artwork make the pain, poverty, and struggles of Native American reservation life leap off the page. A very non-romantic snapshot, but with great characters and a locomotive story, this series is an excellent companion to Ian Frazier's "On The Rez."

Northlanders
Northlanders Book 1, Sven the Returned By Wood, Brian (Book - 2008 ) GN WOOD 2008 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:I am cheating a bit here, as the History Channel's first ever dramatic series "Vikings" is as close as you'll get to Brian Wood's phenomenal ongoing saga. The steel is cold as is the setting, but this series shows us 8th century Scandinavian life wasn't glamorous or easy.

CHEW
CHEW The Omnivore Edition. Vol. 1 By Layman, John (Book - 2010 ) GN LAYMAN 2010 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:I can only summarize so much about this brilliant series that combines hilarious characters, great writing, detailed artwork, a rooster you don't want in your henhouse, and an inventive story about a cibopath who works for the government's most feared agency: the FDA! Free-range only...

Severed
Severed By Snyder, Scott (Book - 2012 ) GN SNYDER 2012 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:This title is what HBO's disappointing "Carnivale" wanted to be. Gripping and innocent all at once, this title takes you to the midwest circa 1916 with teeth and shadows. Do you really want to know what's in that carpetbag?

Hoax Hunters
Hoax Hunters 1, Murder, Death, and the Devil By Moreci, Michael (Book - 2012 ) GN MORECI 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Like a cross between the X-Files and Kolchak but with surprising depth and humor.

The Carter Family
The Carter Family Don't Forget This Song By Young, Frank (Book Plus CD - 2012 ) GN 781.6420922 CARTERFAM 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:"The Carters preserved an enormous body of traditional Appalachian song that affected the repertoire, attitudes, harmonies, and rhythms of country music, up to and including rock 'n' roll."

Castle Waiting
Castle Waiting Volume I By Medley, Linda (Book - 2006 ) ygn MEDLEY All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Ok, "Game of Thrones" it is NOT, but there are so many intriguing story threads that this medieval humor series could take you. A wry, original mix that combines Monty Python comedy with Thrones-ish characters. A perfect companion to Terry Gilliam's "Jabberwocky." Huzzah!

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Are you a fan of The Sopranos, Deadwood, Six Feet Under, or Game of Thrones? Or perhaps another HBO series that made you believe in television again? These comics are unquestionably ripe for the screen and exhibit the aspects of HBO's hit shows and what made them successful: writing, acting, and settings of character-driven narratives that keep you drooling for more.


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