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I need your opinion on a couple of titles...

Postby Shady » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:54 am

1) Sojourn

I've heard alot of positive reviews about the books from Crossgen and this is the title that has really has piqued my interest, especially with the Omnibus coming out. Was the story arcs any good? I've never heard of Ian Edginton before or even after this book.

2) Anna Mercury

I've got more questions about this book like, is the art any good? Juan Jose Ryp seems like a fine cover artist but does his interiors do justice? Is the concept and story good aswell? I know it's Warren Ellis but some things are hit or miss with me. Is Doktor Sleepless a better title?


aaaaaappreciate all the feedback!

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Postby Comic_Doctor » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:00 am

I enjoyed what I read of Sojourn back in the day. The Omnibus may be worth it depending on the price. I found most of the writing good at CrossGen.

Anna Mercury sounds interesting, but I've never read any of it.

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Re: I need your opinion on a couple of titles...

Postby Dragavon » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:23 am

Shady wrote:1) Sojourn

I've heard alot of positive reviews about the books from Crossgen and this is the title that has really has piqued my interest, especially with the Omnibus coming out. Was the story arcs any good? I've never heard of Ian Edginton before or even after this book.

The Ron Marz issues were good. Edginton's issues were completely forgettable, which is why he was being replaced by Dixon.
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Postby zombiemichaeljackson » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:41 am

I'm a big Ellis fan, but I can't get into Anna Mercury. I'd recommend getting No Hero instead.

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Postby Shady » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:49 am

Comic_Doctor wrote:I enjoyed what I read of Sojourn back in the day. The Omnibus may be worth it depending on the price. I found most of the writing good at CrossGen.

Anna Mercury sounds interesting, but I've never read any of it.


$35 for the volume 1 omnibus and it covers 1-25. There was a ton of other Crossgen that interested me but i never got into...Ruse, Way of the Rat etc. but Sojourn was the title that really stood out if I was ever to collect a title from them.

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Re: I need your opinion on a couple of titles...

Postby Shady » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:53 am

Dragavon wrote:The Ron Marz issues were good. Edginton's issues were completely forgettable, which is why he was being replaced by Dixon.


I have never heard of Edginton outside of Sojourn so its reason why i've had reservations on getting the collection.

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Postby Shady » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:55 am

twoheads wrote:I'm a big Ellis fan, but I can't get into Anna Mercury. I'd recommend getting No Hero instead.


that or Doktor Sleepless.

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Postby chap22 » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:08 am

Shady wrote:$35 for the volume 1 omnibus and it covers 1-25. There was a ton of other Crossgen that interested me but i never got into...Ruse, Way of the Rat etc. but Sojourn was the title that really stood out if I was ever to collect a title from them.

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Postby Dragavon » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:09 am

Shady wrote:$35 for the volume 1 omnibus and it covers 1-25. There was a ton of other Crossgen that interested me but i never got into...Ruse, Way of the Rat etc. but Sojourn was the title that really stood out if I was ever to collect a title from them.

If the Sojourn ombnibus covers issue 1-25, then those are the Marz issues and worth it. It's issues 25 through 33 that were boring. And Dixon's only issue was the series ending.
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Postby zombiemichaeljackson » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:17 am

Shady wrote:that or Doktor Sleepless.


AND if you haven't read Black Summer I'd highly recommend getting the trade of that when it comes out. It just finished up a few weeks ago and it's fantastic.

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Postby Shady » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:59 am

chap22 wrote:i'd recommend Ruse or Negation. at the time, they were my two favorite comics by any publisher.


Ruse is definitely a must read on my ever growing list. You can't go wrong with Mark Waid at the helm and Mike Perkins, Butch Guice drawing.

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Postby Shady » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:00 pm

Dragavon wrote:If the Sojourn ombnibus covers issue 1-25, then those are the Marz issues and worth it. It's issues 25 through 33 that were boring. And Dixon's only issue was the series ending.


aaah I see. I'll definitely check this out then if not for the Greg Land art which I enjoy :oops:

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Postby Shady » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:04 pm

twoheads wrote:AND if you haven't read Black Summer I'd highly recommend getting the trade of that when it comes out. It just finished up a few weeks ago and it's fantastic.


It's funny 'cause i don't really follow Ellis but i've always kept an eye on his projects at Avatar. I think the concepts of alot of these books aren't the typical norm, even compared to other indie publishers. mind you this is my take from the outside looking in.

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Postby zombiemichaeljackson » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:06 pm

Shady wrote:It's funny 'cause i don't really follow Ellis but i've always kept an eye on his projects at Avatar. I think the concepts of alot of these books aren't the typical norm, even compared to other indie publishers. mind you this is my take from the outside looking in.


I think the writing is a lot more inspired on the Avatar books and he's clearly more motivated to write them than his for hire stuff.

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Postby misac » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:04 pm

Who's printing that omnibus? When is is due? I've always wanted to read this.

I read Route 666 v.1, Way of the Rat v.1, and seven issues of Scion from Crossgen. I enjoyed them all but it was hard to get a hold of their stuff for me back then.
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