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Colin YNWA

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #705 on: 20 November, 2009, 09:19:41 am »

On balance, I like having the book come out on a reasonably reliable schedule ... if there were two and three month gaps between issues, I suspect I'd lose interest quite rapidly.

Since there's a skip month in December according to DCs advanced solicitations Febuary will actually have two issues so it catchs up! Hows that for keeping the pace going. 

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #706 on: 20 November, 2009, 09:31:21 am »
I'm currently collecting the comic version of 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' and enjoying it greatly (first time I've ever had a comic on subscription order at Forbidden Planet). Blade Runner is all well and good, but I've always wanted to see 'Sheep' done in a visual format and this is working very well. I love the fact they have gone out of their way not to simply copy designs from 'Blade Runner', aside from giving Deckard a big brown trenchcoat (but then again, surely that's what instantly springs to anyone's mind when you hear the name Rick Deckard- the coat). I'm passing the comics on to my dad when I've read them and he is enjoying them as well; I told him there'd probably be a big collected volume at the end of the run, but he said he was happy to have the individual issues! Very unusual for him...
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #707 on: 21 November, 2009, 07:15:28 am »
I just read the graphic novel 'Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising', which I gather has raised a bit of hype for itself. It got a feature in a digital arts magazine I read regularly a few months back, and the amazing looking artwork made me me punt it to the top of my 'stuff to buy' pile.

Oh dear.

Easily the most disappointing comic I've read this year. A real missed opportunity. I feel so badly for everyone involved.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #708 on: 21 November, 2009, 08:15:00 am »
Finally got my hands on Zen and Violence after days of missing the Postman by mere minutes.

Sadly, I blasted through the whole 170-something pages in around 45 minutes, but it left me wanting more. Charming, exciting, and it captures the attention in a way few comics truly do. Lovely stuff.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #709 on: 21 November, 2009, 05:35:41 pm »
I know some of us keep banging on about it ...

But Morrison's really doing the business on Batman and Robin ...

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Just finished reading this issue. I'm running out of superlatives.

You know some things are just worth banging on about. Read this on the way to Leeds today and it is simply brillant.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #710 on: 21 November, 2009, 05:44:06 pm »
I'm about to give Marvel Zombies 4 my third attempt. Loved One, Two was dismal, but made readable by Sean Phillips's art, Three was magnificent- but this, this is simply so turgid as to defy belief. Even Kev Walker's drawings can't save this one I think.

A real shame.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #711 on: 21 November, 2009, 06:13:42 pm »

You know some things are just worth banging on about. Read this on the way to Leeds today and it is simply brillant.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #712 on: 21 November, 2009, 06:31:45 pm »
Didn't realise you were there Jim. To be honest a bad nights sleep, not for once due to our 5 month old but rather by wife who's suffering with a hacking cough means you didn;t miss much. Was knackered and really not on the best of form and left by about 3! Dagnabbit. Still nice to meet a couple of people and will be great to meet more at a later date.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #713 on: 22 November, 2009, 11:09:43 am »
"Innocence proves nothing" by Sandy Mitchell. More Dark Heresy mayhem. Fun so far.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #714 on: 22 November, 2009, 01:52:37 pm »
Recently treated myself to the 6 volumes of Swamp Thing written by Alan Moore. It must be 15 years since I read these, but it's a testament to their quality that I remember almost every detail. There are Marvel and DC GNs that I read in the last month that I couldn't summarise if my life depended on it!

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #715 on: 22 November, 2009, 07:39:05 pm »
I finished Damnation Alley today. What a great book.

I'm on the last volume of In Search of Last Time. We get it, your fat girlfriend died, we don't need, like, 80 pages of moping. [/faux philistinism]
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #716 on: 22 November, 2009, 07:57:13 pm »
[/faux philistinism]

I didn't know you pretended to collect stamps Roger. That's great.

I'm halfway through rereading the 'Hyperion' omnibus and I'm trying to decide between 'The Court of the Air' by Stephen Hunt next, or 'Black Swan Green' by David Mitchell.


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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #717 on: 22 November, 2009, 08:10:05 pm »
I'm on the last volume of In Search of Last Time. We get it, your fat girlfriend died, we don't need, like, 80 pages of moping. [/faux philistinism]
Germaine Greer had a diverting column in The Guadian the other week concerned, in amongst the posing, with the difficulty in translating style. Which are you reading?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2009/nov/08/germaine-greer-proust

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Black Swan Green isn't as good as Cloud Atlas, but it has a poorly researched reference to 2000AD in it.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #718 on: 22 November, 2009, 08:58:20 pm »
Just finished Sansom's Dissolution, the first Shardlake book.  It doesn't start well, but picks up nicely, and has a good end.  There's a very nice joke about Name of the Rose about a third of the way through that I wish had been at the start, as the comparison was painful up to that point (murder in a monastery, with religious schism and secular control as a backdrop).  Pity that I twigged the murderer as soon as they appeared.  Still, looking forward to the next one.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #719 on: 22 November, 2009, 09:02:13 pm »
I thought they improved markedly after 'Dissolution' TB. There must be a new one on the way soon.