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  1.  (10010.61)
    i'm bored of waiting off to the electronics store to build a uv light
  2.  (10010.62)
    I got mine in the States yesterday. Torch works fine. This is a very Ellis-ian comic book.
  3.  (10010.63)
    Got mine today. Thank you Internet Jesus!
    • CommentAuthorrezla
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
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    After a none too surprising cock up by the norwegian post, mine arrived today! With a working torch, bonus!
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      CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
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    Got mine today. Torch works. Will read it tonight after work. Rad.
    • CommentAuthorkozmund
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
     (10010.66)
    Mine arrived today in the states, everything in working order. Excellent.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
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    i am (gulp) going to give my copy to my friends son tomorrow for him to read. He has aspbergers, but he LOVES comics. WE think the UV text and pictures will blow his little mind...
  4.  (10010.68)
    Ordered mine on the first day it was up, arrived on the west coast of Canada today.
    Thought torch wasn't working, looked at it, flipped it over, realized I was pressing the wrong spot.
    Does that count as fixing it myself?
  5.  (10010.69)
    Mine arrived the other day, and the SVK works brilliantly (no puns). Good comic, but dare I say not quite worth 30 dollars American (10 GBP plus 9 GBP shipping).
  6.  (10010.70)
    Still haven't gotten mine. Starting to get worried, actually. Shipped to California a week ago.
  7.  (10010.71)
    David -- if it helps at all, I got the e-mail saying it was shipped on July 8th...
  8.  (10010.72)
    @DavidLejeune: I'm also on the West coast and still waiting for mine. Hopefully delivery is just slow--or, possibly, somewhere in Toledo a DHS agent is using a remote-controlled robot to destroy a suspected "miniature death ray device" and accompanying instruction pamphlet.

    But hopefully just slow delivery.

    :)
  9.  (10010.73)
    Just made it back to the States (Columbus, OH) this morning, and it has not arrived and none of roommates know anything about missed deliveries, so... hopefully soon. Today (Friday) is my birthday, so maybe I will luck out and it will get here in the morning!

    (That said, I did get home this morning to my copy of the Transmet artbook!)
  10.  (10010.74)
    Mine showed up yesterday morning. I read it at work without the torch, although I tried a bit of it only to realize in the bright work lighting it wasn't particularly effective. When I got home, though, I read it in less bright conditions (and even turned the light off completely a few times) and had a blast searching through the book for hidden goodies.

    The story was great, and D'Israeli's art was simply fantastic, but my primary thoughts on the book are technical. The way the UV ink could peek through the other side of the page, or transfer over to the facing page. The clever use of broken lines to hide UV word balloons. The way the UV ink was subtle in the story and used so strongly in the bonus material. Things like that.

    Follow-up thoughts involve the difference in things I think in words vs those that aren't so clearly defined. Fun stuff, analyzing the shape of thought. :)
  11.  (10010.75)
    Got it. Happy birthday to me.
    • CommentAuthorEvilPants
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
     (10010.76)
    Just got mine on the Canadian west coast. UV torch no workie. Or I'm an idiot. One of the two. I get pinpricks of light on the page, but they fade fast (as if there's a battery that's dying), and they don't seem to illuminate anything. I e-mailed the fine folks at Berg, but does anybody have any suggestions in the meantime?

    I couldn't wait, and read the story without the torch. Great stuff. I was on the fence on this, but I'm glad I ordered this. Warren, I agree with you: This is the best comic you've written in a few years. Kudos, sir.
    • CommentAuthorEvilPants
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
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    And here's my half-review, keeping in mind that I couldn't read the whole thing without the torch.


    http://fourcoloursandthetruth.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/wednesday-comics-woundup-svk-by-warren-ellis-a-half-review/
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
     (10010.78)
    My SVKs arrived this afternoon. One to keep, one to use for charity auction purposes.

    The one I opened has a working torch . . . the other is sealed. Fingers crossed!

    The one I'm going to keep and read is waiting by me bed. I'm going to finish a comic collection, then I'm tearing in.

    I have a question . . . how should I read it? Read it through under normal light, then go thorugh with touch in hand?

    Read a page, then go over it again?

    One panel at a time?
  12.  (10010.79)
    Cousin came over and opened the copy I ordered for him, torch doesn't work. Have to e-mail Berg about it.

    EvilPants -- you could go out and buy a regular UV light and read it that way...

    Stefan -- When I read it I'd flip the page, shine the torch on it, see which ones have things and then actually look at them when I got to that panel.
  13.  (10010.80)
    I read it all the way through without the light, then re-read with. Other than two scenes it reads just fine as a normal comic, and of the two scenes only one really demands the light. It also meant the first read let me dive into the story while the second go-round was more start/stop as I got to play around looking for hidden goodies.