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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffi Ol D'Arcy View Post
    Pleade let us know what you think when you finish it. I've read some and thought it wasn't bad and have been thinking of picking up this HC.
    Yes, sure. I've read the first book/arc (7 issues). I like the steampunk feel. It's situated in a history that isn't how we know it. Famous people are used with a twist. One of the personages is Houdini for example, another is Edison. The are send to solve a problem (I don't want to spoil to much). In the first issue of the second arc they come back together after they went their own way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    Ohhh, interesting, will look into it. I guess it might also be TV show tie-ins.
    There is Negan specific Deluxe. image.jpg

    It image.jpgcovers his story prior to his appearance in the main title. It is the only non-prose tie in I am aware of. A bit surprised if they didn’t squeeze it into one of the slipcase omnibus editions as it is not overly long.

    Edit: sorry for the double pic my phone glitches and I hit the button twice to attach.
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    Oh nice. Is that the same dimensions as the HC books?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    Oh nice. Is that the same dimensions as the HC books?
    Yes it is Deluxe/OHC sized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPAR View Post
    Yes, sure. I've read the first book/arc (7 issues). I like the steampunk feel. It's situated in a history that isn't how we know it. Famous people are used with a twist. One of the personages is Houdini for example, another is Edison. The are send to solve a problem (I don't want to spoil to much). In the first issue of the second arc they come back together after they went their own way.
    I've finished it. And I can recommend it. There's a lot of action and speed in the stories. It keeps you fascinated and interested. I really like it. I'm now going to look into other titels from Aftershock.

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    Another book that didn't live up to the hype for me: Kill or be killed.
    Don't get me wrong, it's very good, but the way people talk about it is as if it's some transcendent experience, but it's just a decent half deconstruction on vigilantes.
    I think I've reached the point with the Phillips-Brubaker duo where I want them to do something different. Brubaker is still a VERY good writer, but all his indie work feels kinda samey for me, and I'm not talking about the plots, but his writing style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPAR View Post
    I've finished it. And I can recommend it. There's a lot of action and speed in the stories. It keeps you fascinated and interested. I really like it. I'm now going to look into other titels from Aftershock.
    Thanks for the info. I'll keep it in mind and I may just pick it up at some point. Btw, is it oversized?

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    At the moment I'm reading Uncanny X-Force by Remender and I'm wondering what is the big deal with this run since almost everyone that gathers comics and collects them has put this run on a pedestal. For me (in my opinion) it is ok, but six issues so far and after every page I keep wondering what am I missing here that others see.

    Since I have borrowed this to read in order to know if I'm going to purchase the omnibus reprint that is coming out in few months, so far it seems it will be a pass, unless something awaits me in the following issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    Another book that didn't live up to the hype for me: Kill or be killed.
    Don't get me wrong, it's very good, but the way people talk about it is as if it's some transcendent experience, but it's just a decent half deconstruction on vigilantes.
    I think I've reached the point with the Phillips-Brubaker duo where I want them to do something different. Brubaker is still a VERY good writer, but all his indie work feels kinda samey for me, and I'm not talking about the plots, but his writing style.
    Interesting. I was going to order it this week. Can others chime in on Kill or be killed? How does this stack up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffi Ol D'Arcy View Post
    Thanks for the info. I'll keep it in mind and I may just pick it up at some point. Btw, is it oversized?
    Yes it is.

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    Silver Surfer omnibus by Slott. I never was too fond of the cosmic side of Marvel and enjoyed the more 'street level' characters such as Daredevil, Spidey, Ms. Marvel more. However, based on reviews I decided to buy the Silver Surfer by Slott omnibus to see if it's as good as they say. After finishing it yesterday I can only say that this is one of the best comic runs that I've read in my entire life. I am someone who rarely gets emotional. I have never cried during a movie or a book before. Never in my life. But at the ending to Slott's run I did. I cried reading the last two issues. For me that is saying a lot, as I've said, this never happened before. I was so invested in this story that I am still sad and venting my feelings on a forum just to cope with it.

    Slott's writing is absolutely masterful. The way everything ties together in both runs is amazing. I have never really cared for Norrin but he made the character likeable and relatable whilst being insanely powerful. And then we have the most important addition to Slott's Surfer run, Dawn Greenwood. I absolutely love the way she is introduced and written. She felt especially relatable to me as I've never really delved in cosmic stories before. Through Dawn, Slott really breaks it down for someone who is not so familiar with cosmic Marvel. A amazing addition to the Marvel universe and I hope to see her again some time.

    Art-wise it's nothing short of stunning. I have found myself staring at pages many times while reading through the run. The Allreds really nailed it and were perfectly in sync with Slott's writing. From the use of colours to the shape of the galaxies and universes themselves, the art is some of the best I've seen in recent years.

    This was a comic experience that I haven't had in years and years. Most of you in here have probably read it. But for those who haven't yet. Please do so, you'll thank me later
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batmil View Post
    Silver Surfer omnibus by Slott. I never was too fond of the cosmic side of Marvel and enjoyed the more 'street level' characters such as Daredevil, Spidey, Ms. Marvel more. However, based on reviews I decided to buy the Silver Surfer by Slott omnibus to see if it's as good as they say. After finishing it yesterday I can only say that this is one of the best comic runs that I've read in my entire life. I am someone who rarely gets emotional. I have never cried during a movie or a book before. Never in my life. But at the ending to Slott's run I did. I cried reading the last two issues. For me that is saying a lot, as I've said, this never happened before. I was so invested in this story that I am still sad and venting my feelings on a forum just to cope with it.

    Slott's writing is absolutely masterful. The way everything ties together in both runs is amazing. I have never really cared for Norrin but he made the character likeable and relatable whilst being insanely powerful. And then we have the most important addition to Slott's Surfer run, Dawn Greenwood. I absolutely love the way she is introduced and written. She felt especially relatable to me as I've never really delved in cosmic stories before. Through Dawn, Slott really breaks it down for someone who is not so familiar with cosmic Marvel. A amazing addition to the Marvel universe and I hope to see her again some time.

    Art-wise it's nothing short of stunning. I have found myself staring at pages many times while reading through the run. The Allreds really nailed it and were perfectly in sync with Slott's writing. From the use of colours to the shape of the galaxies and universes themselves, the art is some of the best I've seen in recent years.

    This was a comic experience that I haven't had in years and years. Most of you in here have probably read it. But for those who haven't yet. Please do so, you'll thank me later
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellboydce View Post
    Don’t really buy any marvel apart from DD but you sure have tempted me
    I had a very similar experience to Batmil, but I am not a huge Allred fan. Here is my review from when I read it earlier this year from over on the Marvel thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewman View Post
    Just finished this tonight. Before I started reading for the night I was underwhelmed especially due to all the hype. I am not a huge fan of Allred, his line work is good, but it lacks dynamism. His panels look like posed action and not as if action was captured, if that makes sense. The writing was solid, but for me Dawn lacked true depth like she was there to move Surfer down the path Slott had designed and not be a character of her own. I don't really feel like she had much of a character arc she was always just the quirky sidekick and the little bits that tried to make her grow fell flat for me. Maybe it's just me but I didn't really connect with her. I was thinking awesome go out of print and I could flip it.

    Then I hit the last four issues and it all came home. It seriously made me mist up a bit. I think the only other comic that has really done that for me is Death of Captain Marvel. I don't think the end changes Dawn being a vehicle for Surfer's growth, but it's still such a strong powerful ending. I think I will hang on to it after all.
    I don’t recall if you do digital or not, but I believe the Omni is on the pricey side now. It is definitely a book you have to stick it out until the end for even if it doesn’t grab you right away. I get the idea from your posts that if a book doesn’t grab you in right away you have no problem dropping and moving on. This one is worth the pay off in my opinion.
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    I have started reading Batman Dark Victory, as I finished The Long Halloween a while ago. Loved TLH, so this was the logical next step! Started yesterday, read just the Prologue.

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