OK Comics Top 10 SelfMadeHero titles

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We were delighted to see that OK Comics – one of the best comic shops in the UK – had compiled a Top Ten of SelfMadeHero graphic novels. So, without further ado (and in 140 characters or less) here are Jared & Oliver’s tweeted top ten, in reverse order:

10. Hound of the Baskervilles by Conan Doyle Ian Edginton and @injculbard

“Excellent, word-perfect adaptation of the best of the Holmes novels, both a gothic horror novel and a murder mystery. Holmes versus beasts.”

9. The Lovecraft Anthology vol 1 by HP Lovecraft & various, including @aliceduke

“Lovecraft’s best short stories are adapted by a variety of artists. In particular Alice Duke’s suitable horrific Dagon work is incredible.”

8. Le Morte D’Arthur by Mallory and John Matthews & Will Sweeney

“Based on Mallory book from 1400’s, chronicles the myth of Arthur and the breaking up of the Round Table Knights due to the petty rivalries.”

7. Don Quixote Volume One by Cervantes & @robgog

“The first half of the classic post-modern novel, Rob Davis uses the comics medium to really adapt the text rather than merely illustrate.”

6. Gonzo by Will Bingley & Anthony Hope-Smith

“Hunter S. Thompson’s life in graphic novel form, focusing on his Fear and Loathing books and his belief in individual liberty.”

5. Castro by Reinhard Kleist

“Charts the rise of Castro from 1958 Cuban revolution to the brutal dictatorship that it becomes, seen through the eyes of photo journalist.”

4. Fish & Chocolate by Kate Brown @autojoy

“Three shorts, variations on the theme of relationships between mothers and children, astoundingly well drawn and full of fantastic imagery.”

3. Robot by Stanislaw Lem and Andrekj Klimowski & Danusia Schejbal

“Lem was a contemporary of Asmiov but Lem’s robot stories have more feeling to them and are frankly far more interesting because of it.”

2. Hellraisers by Robert Sellers & JAKe  @JAKeDetonator

“Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, Richard Harris and Oliver Reed, who rarely reached their true potential because of their hell-raising.”

1. Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy & Frederick Peeters

“Award winning SF focusing of the interactions of different groups of people who are forced to live their whole lives in one day. On a beach.”

So – as Jared & Oliver asked the Twitter-sphere – ‘What’s your favourite?’

Thanks to @OKComics!

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