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Thirteenth Floor Vol. 3

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Barrington Boots:
Pre-orderd the hardback and it arrived end of last week. No Prog Saturday (or today) so I've already read it.

In short it's great and better than the second volume with all the spy stuff, although still not a patch on volume 1: the horror elements are still mostly toned down, although there's a couple of excellent / monstrous sequences with snails and a witch trial. Max is more helpful than vengeful overall and there's a rather lovely story where Max helps an old woman live out one of her childhood dreams, which is shows how the strip's horror focus has shifted a bit!
Jose Ortiz's art is spectacular as ever and as a volume it looks absolutely awesome: beautiful reprint and having the complete run in hardback totally rules. Can't fault Rebellion on this one at all and I hope we can see a similar treatment for more classic old tales.

IndigoPrime:
Yep. I'd agree that 1 > 3 > 2. It's a good series and the books are well constructed. Would have been nice to squeeze the recent strips in there somehow, but the entire classic run in three HCs is a very nice thing.

The Enigmatic Dr X:
I've got this and Stainless Steel Rat, but they're Christmas presents for one of my kids. Honest.

sheridan:
Ooh - I stopped getting Eagle when the spy stuff was still happening.  Where did the strip go afterwards?

Barrington Boots:

--- Quote from: sheridan on 14 September, 2021, 08:04:43 PM ---Ooh - I stopped getting Eagle when the spy stuff was still happening.  Where did the strip go afterwards?

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In a nutshell, Max winds up back in Maxwell Tower where it kind-of reverts to the original premise, but Max is a bit more helpful and less murderous.
Forgot to mention, the annual story at the end of the third volume, with the cat burglar, is great: the ending is absolutely superb.

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