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    GRAVEL #1 is out in stores today. If you bought it, throw your 2 cents here.

    BIG,

    GIGANTIC,

    -LIZARD EATING YOUR BRAIN -

    SPOILERS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WISH YOU HADN'T CLICKED ON THIS THREAD BELOW.

    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2008 edited
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    It was great.

    I haven't read jack squat on Gravel until #0. After reading #1, I just now realized there a bunch of trades! (I'm a little new to Avatar)

    Like the six pieces of the sigsand, they will be mine.
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      CommentAuthorDani
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008
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    So our wonderful friends at Diamond forgot to send Gravel... I'm a little pissed. Anyone else have problems getting it?
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      CommentAuthorthom_wong
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008
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    I am still recovering from the image of that guy...uh...suckling.

    Ouch.

    Lovely work - I could read a lot of this.
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      CommentAuthorJaredRules
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2008
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    Yeah, I'd never read anything Gravel related until this series either.
    Totally digging it though. It satisfies a craving I didn't even know I had.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2008
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    I'm new to Gravel m'self, and I'm enjoying it so far. Love the amount of detail put into the artwork too.
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      CommentAuthorSJD
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2008
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    Not my favorite thing from Avatar, but I love the variety of books we are getting. GRAVEL pushes the character into a more mainstream function, setting up a "franchise" in of itself, as STRANGE KISS/KISSES/etc were more horror/strange sexual pieces. Here we've beefed up the "soldier magician" aspect and the lizard suckling thing paid homage to the kinds of stories Gravel appeared in before.

    I like it so far and expect it to be a lot of fun.

    -SJD
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    I hadn't read the book when I started the thread (the lizard thing was a reference to the previous issues...). I must say I'm not disappointed in the least, in fact, great job, Mr. Wolfer! The art by Raulo Caceres sits nicely with the story too.

    I'm curious as to whom Gravel is talking with on the phone....

    And why is Ariana listed as Chief Mechanic?
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    Comics need more lizard suckling
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2008
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    Have to say, I find Gravel more likable this go-round.
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    "the numbers person"
    I have to say that i was a Bill Gravel fan before the ongoing... its a dream come true!(Thanks Garth)
    In all the "strange" stories, for me, there s a big anarchic vibe and everything seems to be about the money!?
    I always wonder how Bill chooses is "contract"... and on page 3 we can read it.
    That s what i wanted out of this ongoing all those months ago when it was first anounce.
    Now what will happen next with all the questions planted... what Bill s gonna do with the egg thing he took on page 18 pannel 2 and like spiraltwist i wanna know who s on the phone, i gotta check the "strange" stories for clues.
    "so many magic numbers."
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      CommentAuthorMike Wolfer
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2008 edited
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    Nice comments and welcomed compliments, all! I'm pleased to read that you're all enjoying the series, but keep in mind that we're only beginning- If you've liked what you've seen so far, I'm sure you'll be thrilled by the multi-layered, and richly-textured exploration of William Gravel's world that you'll see in the coming months.

    The six previous, STRANGE KISS/KISSES/KILLINGS mini-series were all individual adventures that could be read in any order, various violent episodes from Uncle Bill's resume. In the GRAVEL ongoing monthly, however, we'll be taking a more chronological approach and we'll see references to those past stories and how those events have had repercussions on Gravel in the here-and-now. It's incredible fun, weaving everything together while simultaneously charging into unexplored territory.

    Very observant, VIRO! Gravel's inconspicuous pocketing of the slimy objects could easily have gone unnoticed in the midst of all of the chaos, but you caught it. Exactly what he's going to do with his acquisition remains to be seen...
    • CommentAuthorHawksmoor
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2008
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    I love it, simply put. Each story takes my mind places that I didn't know it could go. For God's sake, I'm from the American south. I didn't know that that was possible. I haven't been able to get my filthy hands on each and every collection yet, but I'm still working on it. I've got most of them. Mr. Wolfer, yer art is SICK! It makes me think of what the art of a mutant homosexual child produced by George Perez and Ethan Van Sciver might look like.

    This was a compliment, by the way. The best I can do. My mother and father were both zombies, okay? They didn't have what you'd called brains to pass down, not in the conventional sense, anyway.

    LOL.

    Ellis...it takes a sick mind to dream up Billy Gravel.

    Thanks for allowing us to step in it.

    Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to smell the bottom of my shoes.

    Hawksmoor...From The Bleed.
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    Travelling Man appears to Gravel-less. Very disappointing
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      CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2008
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    I ordered all the back issue trades to get some history on Gravel. The new book looks to have an interesting path laid out for it and I can't wait to follow along. Good stuff, both writing and art. Keep it coming.
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    How many people had trouble finding this? Turns out my local store (Essex, UK) ordered it and didn't get it at all.
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      CommentAuthorMark R
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2008
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    My shop had at least 20 copies on the shelf. Don't know how many customers had it in their pull like me. The shop I frequent has a pretty big customer pull list, so there could have been 20-30 more in there. Don't know if that helps or not, just thought I'd let you know that my guys did you well.
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    Most of the Comic Shops on Long Island New York had it on time.
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    Warren - Diamond UK frequently seems to run an extra week, so hopefully in your local this week. I checked, Diamond claims all orders have been filled. Both covers of #0 and #1 are in stock in depth, so any store could re-order as needed.

    GRAVEL #0 (NOV073345)
    GRAVEL #0 WRAP CVR (NOV073346)
    GRAVEL #1 (JAN083391)
    GRAVEL #1 WRAP CVR (JAN083392)
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    we all got it at my store in montreal, canada. ad plenty on the shelf.