thefourthman wrote:What comic (or Graphic Novel) changed your perception of what a comic could be?
A book that changed my perception of what a comic could be for the better was definitely Sandman
. It incorporated so many beautiful concepts and merged them with classical literature and mythological themes in a fantasy setting. And I especially love that it has a definitive ending, as any other literary work does.
Now, on the other end of the appreciation spectrum, Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men
changed my perception of what comics can be or are, in that it proved the soap operatic drama is cyclical and rehashes the same ole, same ole from time to time. (In that particular instance, the Danger Room became sentient and attack the X-Men, when merely a few years prior, Joe Kelly had made Cerebro become sentient and attack the X-Men.)