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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2012
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    I haven't been this excited to buy, unwrap, read, and re-read a comic in a long, long time. This is also the first comic in a long time where I was actually surprised to see what happened from panel to panel, and I was laughing in anticipation the whole way.

    Anyone else had a chance to pick this one up? If you have four bucks on you, I can't recommend it enough.
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    I got it digitally on Comixology - just finished reading (at work) and will be giving it another read tonight! Really enjoyed it!
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    This looks excellent. Definitely grabbing a copy next time I hit my LCS. I may even already have one in my pile (LCS guy has a pretty good idea of what I like/dislike).
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    i liked it about as much as i expected...which is to say, sort of. (hahaha vagueness ahoy!) ive not been a fan of most of BKV stuff. hes good, but the way his characters talk and lil things like that has never been my particular cup of whiskey. It was definitely beautiful though! Staples is definitely killing it here. cant tell if the hand written narration is an amazing idea, or a too-cute thing that will eventually just be annoying. overall: good, but not the crazy-amazing thing most people have been saying

    one thing that i did really like:
    the lie detector!
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      CommentAuthorphill_sea
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2012
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    HAPPIEST WTF MOMENT EVER! I was told this didn't come out until next week!

    *RUUUUUUNNING NOW
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2012
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    Sooo good. For a while there I was on the fence about giving Vaughan another shot after ditching comics for so long, but he totally knocked it out of the park. This and Manhattan Projects starting a week apart has made for a good March.
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
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    Just scored the last available copy of this in the whole of Glasgow. Intriguing and beautiful, excited to see where it goes.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
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    Ex Machina was one of my favourite reads over the past few years so i will have to give this a gander.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2012
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    It really is beautiful. and I can't remember the last time I cared so much about the characters right off the bat. I'll be adding this to my pull list for sure.
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    A little wackier than I was expecting from BKV, but still excellently written. Fiona Staples does a great job as well. Bring on issue #2!
    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
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    Loved this. A darkly comic sci-fi epic with a fairy tale twist that's well worth picking up.
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    Bought up three copies of this last week - one for me, one for my artist buddy, one for my TA. Think I described it to others as the kind of stories I wrote as a kid - and that's a great thing. Most fun and adventurous book I've read in some time.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012 edited
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    Think I described it to others as the kind of stories I wrote as a kid - and that's a great thing
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    See, you've just nailed it right there. I love the fact that he's not afraid to throw
    Robot Aristocrats, magic, and giant fire breathing war turtles
    into the mix!
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      CommentAuthorphill_sea
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2012
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    Just adding my favorable $00.02 to the pile. I am going to buy another copy when I get paid again, to share with people.

    Personally, it's like someone is finally writing *for me* again, which is a vibe I'd forgotten about, and thinking back on, haven't really felt so thickly since Transmet ended.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2012
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    Picked up issue two today, and though the reveal on the last page felt a little incongrous to me, I loved the rest of it. So much sheer inventiveness on show here, and no small amount of heart, too.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2012 edited
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    I snagged mine on Wednesday. I was actually worried that, now that I sort of knew what I was getting into, the magic wouldn't be as strong.

    Nope. It was fucking awesome.

    And The Stalk... oh man, The Stalk. Coolest villain design I've seen in such a long time.

    Also, is it just me, or was
    The Will's agent hitting on him throughout that whole conversation? If so, gosh, that was cute. Adorbs, even.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2012
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    Can't say I noticed that on the first read, but I'm going to have to go and see now!

    And yes, The Stalk looks fucking bloody awesome frankly. I hope we see more of her, and the other freelancers.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2012
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    I gotta say, I love that the freelancers aren't just badasses covered in tactical gear who've been everywhere and seen everything. I mean, some of them are probably that, too, but (not counting Deadpool) how many bounty hunters have you seen that called their targets "sister" when they've got them cornered?
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2012
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    Yeah, there's a definate humanity to the two we've seen so far, which in The Stalk's case makes her that little bit creepier too I think.
    She's happy enough to casually off Marko, and then apologising for doing it in front of Allana made her seem even more callous to me. Then again, she was at least kind enough to suggest that Hazel was mercifully killed before the horrors arrived. The pragmatism of her decision to run away was a nice touch, too.
    Also, I love that they all seem to go by titles, rather than names - just another one of those things that adds some colour to the comic as a whole.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2012
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    It's such a nice little bit of worldbuilding that demands no exposition of itself, which is a hard thing to pull off. Do I know why they all have titles? Nope. Do I really need to know? Double nope.