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Re: GARTH ENNIS PLANES and BOYS
« Reply #330 on: 01 February, 2013, 11:52:43 am »
Uh hark on me with me double post and all that. BUT did we know about this, due in August... but it being Titan we'd better not pick a year yet?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garth-Ennis-Classics-Titan-Books/dp/1781167419/ref=sr_1_29?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359719079&sr=1-29

Sounds like a very interesting read and will contain (apparently) another complete Battle story, HMS Nightshade, which I don't remember but I hear very good things about... or imagine I did...

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New York Times bestselling writer Garth Ennis, writer of The Boys, Preacher and Battlefields, selects his favourite stories from the seminal 1970s British boys’ comic Battle. Included in this fantastic volume for the very first time is the complete HMS Nightshade, and the never-before-reprinted The General Dies At Dawn. With insights and introductions by Ennis himself, this collection of war comic rarities is not to be missed!

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« Reply #331 on: 04 February, 2013, 10:54:43 am »
and this:



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Re: GARTH ENNIS PLANES and BOYS
« Reply #332 on: 23 February, 2013, 08:43:05 pm »
Battlefields 4, the first part of 'The fall and rise of Anna Kharkova' was simply brilliant. Ennis at his best.

There's not much else to say really.

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« Reply #333 on: 23 February, 2013, 08:56:12 pm »
I'm rather excited about Ennis's imminent return to the world of "Crossed" :-)

Anyone else read the first issue of "Red Team," too? That's a pretty promising introduction.

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« Reply #334 on: 05 March, 2013, 03:28:00 pm »
I'm rather excited about Ennis's imminent return to the world of "Crossed" :-)

Anyone else read the first issue of "Red Team," too? That's a pretty promising introduction.

I Have missed the start of the new Witches story, will try and dig it out on line somewhere.  SD90 don't know if I can be arsed with more Crossed, the whole torture porn thing put me off a while back and even Ennis's return might not save it.

RedTeam looks promising for anyone who's needing a fix after the Boys ended:

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« Reply #335 on: 06 March, 2013, 12:59:30 pm »
I enjoyed the first issue of Red Team. Glad it's only a limited though, think it would suffer if it was an ongoing.
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Re: GARTH ENNIS PLANES and BOYS
« Reply #336 on: 06 March, 2013, 03:42:10 pm »
¿Wasn't the Nightingale tale included on the War Stories collections?. I have the spanish omnibus edition and it's included.

The art was done by David Lloyd, right?.

So... What this book will include?. The Vertigo War Stories?.
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Re: GARTH ENNIS PLANES and BOYS
« Reply #337 on: 04 April, 2013, 03:03:13 pm »
Just managed to get the Nightwitches 1st part, great stuff, the navigator was a well rounded charactor, artwork up to scratch and that Stalinist Tankie at the end...spot on.

Second part of Red Team cooking up nicely, recommended.

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« Reply #338 on: 27 May, 2013, 08:48:20 pm »
Christ I had to go back 3 pages to find this.  :)

Anyhoo did ye read Ennis wee run on crossed. Back to its best.
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Re: GARTH ENNIS PLANES and BOYS
« Reply #339 on: 28 May, 2013, 10:23:47 am »
Missed it I'm afraid, maybe catch the collected version, I have been enjoying Si's work on the on-line version. a traipse around the NE of Scotland and the Islands in the company of the crossed was always going to be fun.
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Re: GARTH ENNIS PLANES and BOYS
« Reply #340 on: 06 June, 2013, 01:07:12 pm »
I loved Preacher. Was what got me interested in comics as a 20 year old "adult" and is the bench mark for all comics that pass my eyes. So Ennis is a big deal for me.

Read the first 2 volumes of The Boys. I liked it. Funny in places, and I like what he did with costumed "heroes", but I didn't enjoy it enough to carry on. There was no character (apart from the female, perhaps) I was actually interested in. Seems a silly thing to say but I found it a bit TOO crass. Felt like he was trying a bit too hard.

I read Kick-Ass a while back and preferred that twist on caped crusaders/filth for the sake of it.

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Re: GARTH ENNIS PLANES and BOYS
« Reply #341 on: 15 October, 2013, 09:17:33 pm »
Well this thread is too long neglected and I can think of no better way to resurrect chatter of this great writer than by passing comment on the simply magnificent Fury Max book 2. The conclusion of this series was quite brilliant, quite, quite brilliant. I don't know if it was always planned as a finite story, it was certainly advertised as ongoing wasn't it, anyway it felt as perfectly planned, as it was perfectly executed.

Just one of the very best comic series I've read. Superb.

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« Reply #342 on: 15 October, 2013, 09:24:05 pm »
ooh I'll have to check that out - book 1 was excellent.

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Re: GARTH ENNIS PLANES and BOYS
« Reply #343 on: 02 April, 2014, 12:52:16 pm »



Well that was the final issue (7) I think and it was everything he promised, highly recommended!!



'Ennis spoke with CBR News about the series, saying that the similar grey areas explored by TV's new golden age of crime dramas served as his inspiration for the story. "The most obvious influence would be 'The Wire,' which I'm pretty sure is going to stand as the greatest TV show of all time," he said. "There's a dash of 'The Shield' in there too. And, to a lesser extent, 'The Sopranos,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Brotherhood,' even a little 'Justified.' All that amped-up crime drama we've been getting over the past 15 years.

"The starting point for 'Red Team' was, essentially, what if someone tried to be the Punisher for real?" Ennis continued'.
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Re: GARTH ENNIS PLANES and BOYS
« Reply #344 on: 03 April, 2014, 12:53:12 pm »
Uh hark on me with me double post and all that. BUT did we know about this, due in August... but it being Titan we'd better not pick a year yet?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garth-Ennis-Classics-Titan-Books/dp/1781167419/ref=sr_1_29?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359719079&sr=1-29

Sounds like a very interesting read and will contain (apparently) another complete Battle story, HMS Nightshade, which I don't remember but I hear very good things about... or imagine I did...

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New York Times bestselling writer Garth Ennis, writer of The Boys, Preacher and Battlefields, selects his favourite stories from the seminal 1970s British boys’ comic Battle. Included in this fantastic volume for the very first time is the complete HMS Nightshade, and the never-before-reprinted The General Dies At Dawn. With insights and introductions by Ennis himself, this collection of war comic rarities is not to be missed!
I actually flicked through a copy of this in Smiths the other day. Must get round to buying it at some point, really enjoying these BPW reprints titan are putting out.