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    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
    Terrific read. I am hooked. Thank you. Ellis, you are your suggestions are breaking my bank!!
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    Snagged the hardcover and waiting for it to get here, along with some other stuff. I seem to be on my winter theme of Vast-sprawling-sandscapes a bit early this year.
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
    I'll be looking for this in my LCS next time I have some spare cash. Issue one did a nice job of hooking me in.
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    I'm getting the hardcover ASAP. The first arc hooked me-- I usually only buy singles to "check out" a series for trade waiting. Wasteland had me until 15, when my budget forced me to switch to trade waiting.

    Oh, and I just finished re-reading Spooked, which is awesome and by the same writer and artist Ross Campbell and from Oni. Recommended as well. And Closer, by Johnston and Mike Norton. And--

    You know what? What you do is you buy a trade or two of Wasteland,. And if, as the awesome Mr. Johnston notes above, you figure it isn't for you-- you work your way through this. And even if Wasteland IS for you, you should look over that list anyway. Because I have yet to find anyone who hasn't liked at least ONE of his books, if not more.
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
    Reluctant to come out of lurk-mode for fanwank, but Wasteland is one of the few books I still buy issues. The Ankya Ofsteen prose pieces (which I don't believe are in the trades) are wonderful and do a great job world building. I do wonder where Ankya's wanderings are chronologically and if she will weave into the main story. I love post-apocalypica and Wasteland is some of the best.
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    Wasteland is ace and Johnston is a gent (met him twice now at Thought Bubble). Whats so cool about it, apart from the great artwork, neat storylines, interesting characters etc., is that its clearly so well-thought out and plotted, And fwiw, the dog tribe arc was one of my abs. favourites of, well, anything.
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009
    J. Brennan: Walking the Dust isn't in the trades, but it is in the hardcovers, and we also run them, albeit delayed, on the website. I'm always amazed how many people tell me WtD is one of their favourite parts of the book.

    Eddie, Prof: Thank you both for the very kind words, you're all making me blush now...!
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009
    I've bought every single issue except one and two which are impossible to find, but I've only read issue 3. I plan on waiting until they are finished and then reading it in a mad weekend.

    If anyone knows where I can get a copy of one or two do tell - last time I checked the publisher didn't have them. I have the first trade.

    And Templesmith's covers are ace and the reason I picked up the first copy.
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2009
    > I plan on waiting until they are finished and then reading it in a mad weekend.

    I, uh, wouldn't advise that. You'll be waiting at least another three years. You can "safely" read up to #20, if you like — that's a good, clean break in the story.

    Issues #1 and #2 are both completely sold out, sorry. Sets of the first few issues do crop up on eBay from time to time, though.
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2009
    I can't believe I haven't checked out Wasteland before.
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    Just got a copy of the hardcover today. It's a lot bigger than I'd expected and it's lovely. :)