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Hugh Akston wrote:
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:I finished the first Walking Dead HC, and am kind of on the fence about continuing. While the art and some of the situations are pretty good, I can't help but feel like the pacing is way to fast and glossy for a grittier, slower-burning, ongoing survival series. Overall I think things are deployed and wrapped far too quickly.

Has anyone read deeper into it? Does it get better?
Where did that one end (there are several collections out there)?
It ended after they left the farm and just as they had discovered the prison.
I stopped reading when they leave the prison, though I might pick it up again (from the library though). I read it a few years ago, and I remember my problem being the "damn it we have to stick togetherness" of it. It's been a few years though. I've heard it gets more interesting after they left the prison.
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Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:I finished the first Walking Dead HC, and am kind of on the fence about continuing. While the art and some of the situations are pretty good, I can't help but feel like the pacing is way to fast and glossy for a grittier, slower-burning, ongoing survival series. Overall I think things are deployed and wrapped far too quickly.

Has anyone read deeper into it? Does it get better?
Where did that one end (there are several collections out there)?
It ended after they left the farm and just as they had discovered the prison.
I stopped reading when they leave the prison, though I might pick it up again (from the library though). I read it a few years ago, and I remember my problem being the "damn it we have to stick togetherness" of it. It's been a few years though. I've heard it gets more interesting after they left the prison.
I just requested the next volume from the library. For reasons I cannot fathom, several copies are listed in the "nonfiction" section.
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I just finished Ex Machina vol 4. Maybe it's an unhealthy interest in politics, but this book is better than most real superhero books out there.
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One advantage of buying graphic novels from my local comic shop is the 10% rolling credit I get on my next purchase. I walked out today without paying a dime for Powers HC vol. 4
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Hugh Akston wrote:One advantage of buying graphic novels from my local comic shop is the 10% rolling credit I get on my next purchase. I walked out today without paying a dime for Powers HC vol. 4
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

You pay for your graphic novels? Ha! I read every Sandman, The Walking Dead, and Army of Darkness inside the book stores. No need to buy the cow when you can read the milk for free.
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If I had my copy of Batman-The Long Halloween, I would have taken it to Earth-2 Comics today to get it signed by Jeph Loeb, and tell him that Ultimatum sucked balls.
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Hugh Akston wrote:If I had my copy of Batman-The Long Halloween, I would have taken it to Earth-2 Comics today to get it signed by Jeph Loeb, and tell him that Ultimatum sucked balls.
But that Earth2 was the most underrated scifi TV serial of the pre-Firefly era.
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I'm 1/3 of the way through Bendis' run on Daredevil, and the rumors are true. It is one fine piece of comic book writing.
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lunchstealer wrote:But that Earth2 was the most underrated scifi TV serial of the pre-Firefly era.
Random digression: I remember seeing, when I was a kid, a made-for-TV movie about a space station/colony called Earth II. There was something about the Red Chinese threatening the station with an orbiting nuclear bomb that the good guys had to disarm.

Some scenes:

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Neitzshean?
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Andrew wrote:Neitzshean?
Yeah, man, neat sheen! That silk shirt has a neat sheen and it makes you stronger (if it doesn't kill you first).
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*sigh* I've heard rumors, but the release of the cover art seems to confirm that this is actually going to happen.
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Ed Brubaker is gonna be at my local shop for Free Comic Book Day. That's kind of a big deal.
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Hey folks, just a reminder that today is Free Comic Book Day. Drop by a comic shop in your area and they will literally (joebiden) give you free stuff.
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Hugh Akston wrote:Hey folks, just a reminder that today is Free Comic Book Day. Drop by a comic shop in your area and they will literally (joebiden) give you free stuff.
TANSTAAFCB

We grabbed the Buffy, Serenity, Guild, and a few others that looked interesting.
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I just read Extremis, the storyline upon which Iron Man 3 will presumably be based. I'm not actually sure how much Warren Ellis I have read over the years, but if this is his usual level of work, he deserves to be cast into Hack Perdition with Grant Morrison and Crazy Frank Miller.
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Hugh Akston wrote:I just read Extremis, the storyline upon which Iron Man 3 will presumably be based. I'm not actually sure how much Warren Ellis I have read over the years, but if this is his usual level of work, he deserves to be cast into Hack Perdition with Grant Morrison and Crazy Frank Miller.
I liked Grant Morrison's X-Men run.
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Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:I just read Extremis, the storyline upon which Iron Man 3 will presumably be based. I'm not actually sure how much Warren Ellis I have read over the years, but if this is his usual level of work, he deserves to be cast into Hack Perdition with Grant Morrison and Crazy Frank Miller.
I liked Grant Morrison's X-Men run.
Yeah I'm essentially alone in my opinion of Grant Morrison.
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Hey I know we've got some Babylon 5 fans hereabouts. J Michael Strazcynski is gonna be signing at my comic shop on Free Comic Book Day. Let me know if you'd like me to get something signed for you, otherwise I'll probably just go for the comics.
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Season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is even more densely Whedonesque than the TV series. People without a broad pop-cultural foundation and much experience in Whedon dialogue (to say nothing of Buffyverse backstory) will likely have no idea what's going on. Even I had forgotten who Amy was before I looked her up.
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Hugh Akston wrote:Season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is even more densely Whedonesque than the TV series. People without a broad pop-cultural foundation and much experience in Whedon dialogue (to say nothing of Buffyverse backstory) will likely have no idea what's going on. Even I had forgotten who Amy was before I looked her up.
She appeared in every season. I think it was only one episode a season, but she appeared in every one. :D

But yeah, I agree. I enjoyed it, myself, though the whole Twilight thing was dubious. (Still, it set up for one of the best comic unreveals I'd seen in awhile, so I can forgive that. :) )
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Eric the .5b wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:Season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is even more densely Whedonesque than the TV series. People without a broad pop-cultural foundation and much experience in Whedon dialogue (to say nothing of Buffyverse backstory) will likely have no idea what's going on. Even I had forgotten who Amy was before I looked her up.
She appeared in every season. I think it was only one episode a season, but she appeared in every one. :D
Yeah but many of those times she was a rat.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:Season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is even more densely Whedonesque than the TV series. People without a broad pop-cultural foundation and much experience in Whedon dialogue (to say nothing of Buffyverse backstory) will likely have no idea what's going on. Even I had forgotten who Amy was before I looked her up.
She appeared in every season. I think it was only one episode a season, but she appeared in every one. :D
Yeah but many of those times she was a rat.
No, specifically as a human, played by Elizabeth Anne Allen. Though, her fourth season appearance lasted for mere seconds. It was the one where Willow's offhand remarks caused things to happen, and she's talking about how Amy could at least do magic properly. "One minute she's human," and POOF, Amy (out of Willow's sight) turns human again and has just enough time to look amazed and delighted before Willow continues, "- next minute she's a rat" and Amy poofs back.

Though, checking, I'm wrong. No fifth season human appearance for Amy.

(I actually had my own fan-theory that Amy never came back, and magic-druggie Willow instead accidentally summoned some demon or whatnot that imitated her...and that Willow was too far gone to notice that the girl whose most useful spell was ratting herself three years before can suddenly, with little effort, throw around as much magic as Willow. Can't really make it fit with Season 8, mind.)
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So Eric, what comics is Image doing that are good? I was under the impression that they were kind of flagging. I know Archaia is putting out some good stuff, and Dark Horse has a few tentpoles, but I honestly can't think of an Image title that I have heard people talking about.
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