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    Issue #0 ships next week. The Jan. Previews spread concerning the new series and trades availible from the previous series, plus a word from the Major himself, is really sweet.
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    Thanks for the early word, Spiraltwist. I always look forward to seeing how the ads look when they hit print in Previews, too.

    And as per recent bad signal, there's a new interview with Warren regarding GRAVEL up at Newsarama.
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    NRAMA: Of all the characters you've created, Gravel reads to me personally as one that might be closest to your own interior thoughts. How close is he to you?

    WE: Not at all, really.

    NRAMA: Well, color me wrong.


    Does anyone else find that question intensely bizarre? I mean its a typical question, people still assume Warren is Spider or Jenny I would guess. But Bill Gravel....wow.

    You have to wonder what people must think goes on in Warren's head.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2007
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    I've always thought of Spider as a conduit straight into Ellis' thought process.

    I really like WE's response there. Very Warhol-esque.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2007
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    I asked my local store if they would be carrying Gravel, and the guy behind the counter said it would be released 1/30/08...I'm a bit confused.
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    It's showing up on a few retailer ship lists I've seen posted, so I think it's looking good for next week.
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    @JTraub: As a journalist, I read that question and thought (paraphrase), "bitchsezwhat?"

    It just seemed so strange -- not so much the question but the wording. "How much is William Gravel's personality a reflection of you?" would be a sort of "normal" journalistic way to word it. As posed, the question read as totally presumptuous to me.
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    New Mike Wolfer interview about Gravel, just up at Newsarama.
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      CommentAuthor46&2
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2008
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    Just purchased Gravel #0 yesterday. I like it so far and plan to hang on and see where it's going. Only other Gravel book I have is Stranger Kisses. I liked the Hodgson references.
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      CommentAuthorManNBlack
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2008
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    Hello, all. I am getting the hang of this forum. So different than the Delphi style but I am getting used to it.

    I picked up GRAVEL a couple weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised with the art. That guy has a great EC Comics feel to his stuff. The bookshelf and desk on preview pages for issue 1 just looked dark and dusky and creepy. I would love to see this guy and Fabio Moon do horror comics in the old tradition. I am also happy to see that Gravel still has the look that Wolfer defined for him. The six panel grid has been a hallmark of this series and it is still in effect here. It keeps the pace up, IMO. These were some of my favorite action comics of the past decade.

    Anyway, I am in. It was more brutal than I expected. I hope the magic stays cranked up like it has in the last few minis.