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Author Topic: Brink - Book One - Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard  (Read 1450 times)

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Re: Brink - Book One - Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard
« Reply #15 on: 11 April, 2018, 11:25:39 pm »
That's the secret of its appeal for me,  no doubt.  That delicious uncertainty is masterfully handled.

Yep. It adds a Lovecraftian undercurrent of unease that’s pervasive and omnipresent, almost like Lynch’s industrial noise in Eraserhead. I think this is probably Abnett’s finest work for 2000AD,* ably assisted by the oh-so-deceptive simplicity of Culbard’s art.

*And I say that as an unreserved admirer of Kingdom, and someone who’s never sorry to see a run of Sin/Dex in the prog. TBH, I can’t name an Abnett strip I didn’t enjoy, off the top of my head. Slightly surprised that he’s barely done a handful of Dredds.
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Re: Brink - Book One - Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard
« Reply #16 on: 12 April, 2018, 12:12:51 pm »
In general I like Dan Abnett's work. Brink is brilliant and both Lawless and Kingdom is great as well. Sin/Dex and Grey Area is readable but the type of strips that if they don't return I will not miss them.

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Re: Brink - Book One - Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard
« Reply #17 on: 12 April, 2018, 02:42:06 pm »
Yeah, while they all have lovely bottoms, I have no problem arguing that Abnett is second only to Wagner as the comic's top writer of the present day.  And that is in full acknowledgement of the depth and breadth of the writing talent currently contributing to the prog, old hands and new blood alike.

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Re: Brink - Book One - Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard
« Reply #18 on: 16 April, 2018, 10:51:40 am »
Only more Abnett love from me, too!
I would say that he took a little while to get going in his 2000AD career. Very early SinDex is charming but his other early work has all been far bettered since:

BlackLight, Sacho Panzer, Atavar, Black Atlantic are all OK thrills.
The VCs, Kingdom, Insurrection, Lawless, Brink are all AMAZING thrills!

I still can't make up my mind whether I like his Durham Red or not, but I think that has more to do with Harrison's artwork, which I also switch around on, sometimes on the same page.

See more analysis here (written long before Brink came into being)...
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/no-9-dan-abnett.html

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Re: Brink - Book One - Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard
« Reply #19 on: 23 April, 2018, 01:16:47 am »
Only more Abnett love from me, too!
I would say that he took a little while to get going in his 2000AD career. Very early SinDex is charming but his other early work has all been far bettered since:

BlackLight, Sacho Panzer, Atavar, Black Atlantic are all OK thrills.

I don't remember anything about Black Atlantic - shall have to have a look at the Heroes... blog to see if it rings any bells.

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Re: Brink - Book One - Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard
« Reply #20 on: 23 April, 2018, 11:08:11 pm »
Only more Abnett love from me, too!
I would say that he took a little while to get going in his 2000AD career. Very early SinDex is charming but his other early work has all been far bettered since:

BlackLight, Sacho Panzer, Atavar, Black Atlantic are all OK thrills.

I don't remember anything about Black Atlantic - shall have to have a look at the Heroes... blog to see if it rings any bells.

Comedy series from the Meg (253-255 & 276-278) about a bunch of misfits running a salvage/scavenger ship out in the aforementioned Black Atlantic. Art by Steve Roberts