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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:15 pm

Mr_Batman wrote:I don't really want to buy a whole bunch of gold bags for a 12 issue thing. :?


I'd ask your shop to sell you a golden B&B individually maybe.

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Postby GLX » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:26 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:The Twatinater? I think I like that. And be careful there could be a RULK in your future.


Blackest Night > Rulk
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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:35 pm

GLX wrote:Blackest Night > Rulk


Like I give a shit.
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doombug wrote:and yeah, Yoni called it. :drunk



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Postby thefourthman » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:40 pm

Just had a customer tell me that he came in specifically to get Wednesday Comics because he saw it in USA Today. DC got one customer if no others through that! :-D

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:41 pm

thefourthman wrote:Just had a customer tell me that he came in specifically to get Wednesday Comics because he saw it in USA Today. DC got one customer if no others through that! :-D


They were selling like crazy at Laughing Ogre.

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Postby MrBlack » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:18 pm

Wednesday Comics #1

First, let's get this out of the way: I dug it. The stories were great, and the art was great all round. It would be overlong to review every individual story, but Paul Pope's "Strange Adventures," Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti's "Supergirl," and Neil Gaiman and Mike Allred's "Metamorpho" really stand out, although there isn't a loser in the bunch. It was a great collection, and I will be picking this up regularly.

Now, let me make an observation. As a regular comic reader, I am used to reading serialized stories. I understand when I pick up a comic, it is more likely than not that I will only get a small portion of a much larger story, that may take between two and twelve issues to resolve. That being said, it was quite jarring to start reading Wednesday Comics and have each story end EXACTLY where I was just starting to get interested. The ending of most of the strips was very abrupt, and the stop-start nature of the collection was alien to me. Keep in mind that none of the daily newspapers I have regularly read throughout my life have had true serialized strips in them. No Spiderman, no Superman, not even Apartment 3-G. The closest I've seen is Doonesbury or For Better or Worse, and even those generally follow the "three panels and a gag" formula of modern comic strips. This is not a negative thing, and I don't mention it as a slam against the book. I only mention it to say that the medium is somewhat foreign to me, and that it might be somewhat jarring to younger readers, or those who have not been blessed with a more robust comic section in their local papers.

Still, none of that took away from the greatness of the content. The talent on display is truly staggering, and while it is difficult to judge any of these stories based solely on their opening chapters, I expect this to be a classic.

Story: 10
Art: 10
Overall: 10

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Postby ****** » Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:59 pm

Mr_Batman wrote:Why are there two threads?


Because I couldn't fit the original thread into a current sized comic bag.

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Postby McKegan » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:02 pm

So, is the origin of Komandi's name shown here new or old?

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:28 pm

McKegan wrote:So, is the origin of Komandi's name shown here new or old?


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"Here, in these military command bunkers he learned childhood lessons, heard stories of the Great Disaster and heeded warnings of the ravages of radiation.

Here too he gained his name. Kamandi. (Shows Command D bunker)

But no one is left to call him. No one left to care."

Then it shows an old photo of Grandfather, but I don't know if that is Buddy Blank. Looks like it.
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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:00 pm

amlah6 wrote:Because I couldn't fit the original thread into a current sized comic bag.


Boosh!
doombug wrote:You really are the george carlin of the outhouse. that's fucking hilarious.


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Postby MrBlack » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:00 pm

McKegan wrote:So, is the origin of Komandi's name shown here new or old?

It's part of the original story.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:37 pm

House of J wrote:[spoiler]
"Here, in these military command bunkers he learned childhood lessons, heard stories of the Great Disaster and heeded warnings of the ravages of radiation.

Here too he gained his name. Kamandi. (Shows Command D bunker)

But no one is left to call him. No one left to care."

Then it shows an old photo of Grandfather, but I don't know if that is Buddy Blank. Looks like it.
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Yes that is Buddy.

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Postby 48THRiLLS » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:38 pm

I read this, must re-read before review... ruh-roh...
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:38 pm

House of J wrote:They were selling like crazy at Laughing Ogre.

The only book I have sold of more on the first day since this shop opened was Batman and Robin #1.

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Postby 3MJ » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:27 am

I went into town today especially to read this!

It was good, the art was awesome (apart from Wonder Woman, the font suckeeed)
But yeah apart from that, a one page comic just isn't enough for me. It just felt like a snippet. There wasn't enough happening in just one page. I think something like this with all 12 issues at once would have been great.

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