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Hondo-City Law
« on: 22 August, 2011, 10:52:44 PM »
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Hondo-City Law is an action fest TPB full of double ententes, shady ethics and ofcourse uncompromising characters in a shady world where nothing works as good as a big explosion. The clean Japanese counterpart of the American Mega Cities is highly recommended as a visiting place in all tourist destination packages in the worlds of 2000AD!

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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #1 on: 23 August, 2011, 12:37:02 PM »
It took me a while to notice this was the US release!
I wondered wether Shimura was still in print for a moment.

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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #2 on: 04 December, 2011, 08:58:56 PM »
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Morrison got everything spot-on with Hondo City Law. I lived in Japan for several years, have seen more than my fair share of Japanese action flicks, and I tend to be hyper-critical of Western writers imitating only the superficial aspects of Japan without the depth. Not here. Morrison’s stories were brilliant, and my only disappointment is that this is not Hondo City Law: Volume 1. I very much want more stories.

The art is equally impressive. There are four artists here, all of them different, all of them good. Colin MacNeil illustrates the original Hondo City story in fully-painted loveliness. Two of the stories, "Shimura" and "Babes with Big Bazookas", have early Frank Quitely art that is just phenomenal. I found that I actually liked this Quitely art better than his current stuff which has become heavily stylized. Andy Clarke does "Executioner" and "Deus X". This was the first time I had seen Clarke’s art, and I loved it. He has a realistic style similar to Travis Charest. The last story, "Hondo City Justice", was drawn by Neil Googe and was my least favorite. He used a "manga style" that was fitting to the subject matter but was out of step with the style of the other Hondo City tales.

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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #3 on: 05 December, 2011, 07:49:21 AM »
It took me a while to notice this was the US release!
I wondered wether Shimura was still in print for a moment.

I bought the Shimura TPB from Mongoose Publishing a few weeks ago when it was on sale

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/oopsale/2000adgraphicnovels.html

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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #4 on: 23 December, 2011, 03:30:22 PM »
It took me a while to notice this was the US release!
I wondered wether Shimura was still in print for a moment.

I bought the Shimura TPB from Mongoose Publishing a few weeks ago when it was on sale

Me too. Some of the stories were better than others, I thought, but a good read overall.

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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #5 on: 11 April, 2012, 11:41:34 AM »
I was hoping someone who had purchased this book could help me out and let me know which issue No's this includes.

This is usually listed in the small print just inside the font cover.

Thanks in advance guys.

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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #6 on: 11 April, 2012, 12:24:46 PM »
The link at the start tells you all the stories contained.

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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #7 on: 11 April, 2012, 02:00:02 PM »
The link at the start tells you all the stories contained.

Thanks Jimbo was looking for the specific issue numbers though.

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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #8 on: 11 April, 2012, 02:40:21 PM »
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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #9 on: 12 April, 2012, 03:06:03 AM »
The link at the start tells you all the stories contained.

Thanks Jimbo was looking for the specific issue numbers though.

Here you go:

http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=234164
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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #10 on: 12 April, 2012, 08:21:47 AM »
The link at the start tells you all the stories contained.

Thanks Jimbo was looking for the specific issue numbers though.

Here you go:

http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=234164

Thanks Emp!

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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #11 on: 16 November, 2013, 01:15:11 AM »
What are the differences between the two books???

I have bought "Shimura" and I am waiting some answers for the "Hondo-City" book because I am frankly disappointed by the US editions which are reprints of the UK editions!!!

I already have paid twice for the same stories in two books ("Undercover" UK and "Lenny Zero" USA) that I do not want anymore so bad disagreements!!

 
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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #12 on: 16 November, 2013, 03:36:30 PM »
Both books reprint the Quitely stories & the Inaba story by Teague.

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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #13 on: 24 November, 2013, 01:26:16 AM »
Thanks Judge Brian!!
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Re: Hondo-City Law
« Reply #14 on: 28 November, 2013, 05:58:05 AM »
I only just picked up a used Shimura trade a month ago. I hope the new Hondo trade doesn't reprint too much of it.