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      CommentAuthorespada
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
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    Picked up the first issue and thought it was great. Pax along with books like DMZ ring different then the more traditional stuff put out in comics today. Definatley a welcome change though. Any thoughts?
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    I just did a quick write-up on PAX ROMANA for SFX magazine in the UK. I think it started out with very strong innovative velocity. It also interested me that you can draw a direct line between it and the work Archie Goodwin called out as "the first real graphic novel" - THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE by Steacy and Motter...
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    Absolutely loved it. After reading The Nightly News and the first issue of Pax Romana, I've added everything Hickman does to my pull list. Ellis is the only other writer for whom I've done that.

    Will
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      CommentAuthorespada
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
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    The Nightly News just jumped out at me in the shop. I was happy to see that it was noticed by more than just a few people. I will have to see if I can locate the SFX write up along with the Sacred and the Profane. Shouldn't be too hard as UK magazines are readily available in SoCal.
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    i also have a write up coming out for the website(www.icansmellyourbrains.com)i write for about this book. short version: its good, and people should gawk at its beauty.

    note:the site is not updating weekly right now because my editor wants to hold my comic stuff for a big once monthly bit rather than weekly. he doesnt really know comics, and is still kinda figuring out how he wants to fit them on a horror centric site.
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    I picked it up this morning and I just finished read number 2 (number 1 was on the train) and my initial impression is that it's quite good. More later once I digest it a bit.
    • CommentAuthorJEFFSJ
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
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    I loved Nightly News for the visual feel and the subject matter so I put this on my pull list the moment I heard it was coming. I liked number 1 a lot. I really like the way JH builds compelling stories around sociological themes. Plus it's fucking beautiful to look at.
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    I picked up the first issue after reading an article about it on CBR. I love it so far, and I can't wait to see where he goes with this, and I'll definitely keep an eye out for some of his next projects.
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I reluctantly pre-ordered it.

    Easily one of the best comics i read all year. (I'm throwing it in with last year, cause it came out like, the first week of January...)
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
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    @Tacopunch - Wait... Pax #2 is out?!

    Nightly News was nothing short of amazing, readily one of my all-time favorites.

    Pax Romana 1 definitely has my interest piqued, absolutely loved the way he did the timeline in there.
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    @pi8you - It's out on the 24th of this month.
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      CommentAuthorespada
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
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    Read the issue again today (which is rare with comics today) and the layout of the pages amaze me. The transition and flow of the page is great. Not once was I lost wondering what to read next. Whenever I see something like this or layouts like on page 13 of issue one it makes me wonder how the creator knows when to blow something up and give it a whide range....and bring it in close with a fifteen panel grid. I never feel guilty buying these books as they are definately take some time to digest. Besides Fell and Casanova, does anyone else know of books that are a worthy investment?
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    I was a bigger fan of Nightly News than I was of Pax Romana. I don't think I'll be picking up the second issue...
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I was going to start a thread asking about Pax actually. I guess I have to pick it up.
    • CommentAuthorCraig Shaw
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
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    I just did a quick write-up on PAX ROMANA for SFX magazine in the UK. I think it started out with very strong innovative velocity. It also interested me that you can draw a direct line between it and the work Archie Goodwin called out as "the first real graphic novel" - THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE by Steacy and Motter...

    @warrenellis: Did you read Nightly News? If so, what did you think of it?
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    Reading Hickman gives me the same feeling as reading Brian Wood's first work. Something entirely new, playing with the very language of comics. Not surprising that both come form design backgrounds. Hickman catches your eye, draws you around the page, feeds you information in ways that are subtle. I love how packed with contents and ideas his books are. I've read Nightly news 2 or three times through and could do that again and still find things in it. On top of that the logline, save the future by conquering the past? Very sharp.
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    I just did a quick write-up on PAX ROMANA for SFX magazine in the UK. I think it started out with very strong innovative velocity. It also interested me that you can draw a direct line between it and the work Archie Goodwin called out as "the first real graphic novel" - THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE by Steacy and Motter...


    Great. Now you've offically made more money off it than me.

    Anyone know if this is available at Barnes and Nobles or something?

    @pi8you - It's out on the 24th of this month.

    It's gonna be late. Had some paying work that got priority.
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      CommentAuthorjoe.distort
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008 edited
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    oh shit, hickman's here! whew, i'm glad i said something positive earlier so he doesnt stab me in the eyeball! (note:witty sarcasm) seriously, the book is awesome. no eyeball stabbings please.
    • CommentAuthorDracko
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Oh dear. How long a delay can we expect?
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    Oh dear. How long a delay can we expect?

    Couple of weeks. I took a week to color Red Mass for Mars (I think you've seen it, but here's a pic)
    red mass
    And that was suppossed to be out a week-and-a-half ago but Image wanted to resolicit it (so that was wasted time... kinda), and then I owed Marvel and that Tori Amos project some stuff.

    Sorry, but I remain only one man...

    oh shit, hickman's here! whew, i'm glad i said something positive earlier so he doesnt stab me in the eyeball! (note:witty sarcasm) seriously, the book is awesome. no eyeball stabbings please.

    I'm American, we use guns.