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Author Topic: HOPE... for the Future - Guy Adams & Jimmy Broxton  (Read 609 times)

robert_ellis

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HOPE... for the Future - Guy Adams & Jimmy Broxton
« on: 19 November, 2018, 07:25:45 pm »
This slim volume reprints about 60 pages of the occult detective thriller is the american comic size format. The aged cover & graphic design set the tone a treat. I remember this thrill in the weekly prog, it felt like a dense, atmospheric piece probably closest in tone to Fatale by Sean Philips & Brubaker. I couldn’t really follow it in the weekly, maybe there was a gap during its initial run or my memory’s crap. As s graphic novel it’s a stunner. It’s the Hellblazer comic I always wanted but rarely got - truely horrible, addictive and grubby. The art is classy - Spot on storytelling with great faces & locations. I really hope Tharg gets round to ordering another series. Guy Adams makes every page count. I guess there’s similarities with Absalom, but the tone is different enough make this distinctive. I think it’s a modern classic!

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Re: HOPE... for the Future - Guy Adams & Jimmy Broxton
« Reply #1 on: 27 October, 2019, 10:46:17 pm »
Just picked this up in the current sale. Book 2 is running in the prog and going well, so I took the plunge.

I have to say, this reads better as a collected work than I remember from reading it week by week in the prog. The art is gorgeous and the story pulls you in very well. Well worth a look, good people, particularly if you manage to pick it up for a fiver. Absolute bargain!
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Re: HOPE... for the Future - Guy Adams & Jimmy Broxton
« Reply #2 on: 30 October, 2019, 04:48:51 pm »
Just picked this up in the current sale. Book 2 is running in the prog and going well, so I took the plunge.

I have to say, this reads better as a collected work than I remember from reading it week by week in the prog. The art is gorgeous and the story pulls you in very well. Well worth a look, good people, particularly if you manage to pick it up for a fiver. Absolute bargain!
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