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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby Punchy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:30 pm

That artwork is bloody terrible!

My Uncle gave me these yesterday, collections of absolutely crap Golden Age stuff, they are hilarious:

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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby Victorian Squid » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:50 pm

I've never seen those collections, I'd probably dig those.

You would probably like the interior art in Gay Heartthrobs even less. One story just looks like a big gay coloring book. One story is vaguely sci fi, but it's just a premise for these two dudes with space-afros to suck each other off. But the weirdest story is pretty transgressive even besides the ethnic slurs in it, a rapist caught by a guy doing yoga in a park (whose name is Rodriguez) and is then overpowered and raped by Rodriguez who tells the rapist, "Tonight you will know your karma, I will make you see the frailness of great physical strength!" and buggers the hell out of him. Then Rodriquez sits lotus-style and says, "You have experienced your true nature. It is truly said that as you do unto others so shall it be done unto you. You may leave when you wish." Well, Park Rapist breaks down and sobs, next panel he is going to jump off a bridge. Some random dude runs up and bear hugs him from behind and says, bascially, "Don't do it! They call me Albert." Albert is a good listener and he and Park Rapist make out on a bench then buttfuck each other in the grass. Cops drive by, "say, he looks like the description of the guy who raped that woman!" Nah, the other cop says, he's with Albert. He can't be the guy, he's obviously a [British slang for a cigarette]! THE END.

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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby habitual » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:02 pm

The production of this comic was absolutely horrible, but, otherwise it's a good story.

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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby Victorian Squid » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:14 pm

Yups to the production end of the book. I think most online reviewers don't mention that because they're reviewing pdfs and shit.

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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby Punchy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:17 pm

I didn't think The Wake was produced any worse than any other DC book.

The thing that annoyed me was that every ad in #2 was the same house ad.

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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby Victorian Squid » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:21 pm

Punchy wrote:I didn't think The Wake was produced any worse than any other DC book.

The thing that annoyed me was that every ad in #2 was the same house ad.


I don't buy any other DC comics! It was a minor shock to see how they are now. But I didn't like the digital coloring in #1 either. The ads were intrusive though.

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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby Chris » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:24 pm

The Wake is awesome. Lazarus is awesome.

That's all I have.
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Postby Victorian Squid » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:25 pm

There's a line in Lazarus #1 about giving someone who is depressed a chemical bump of "oxycontin" that the speaker says should be reinforced by human contact and love, I'm pretty sure that's a mistake. It should be "oxytocin". They should fix that in the collection, it makes complete sense one way, and makes her sound like a trailer park junkie the way it's written.

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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby habitual » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:50 pm

Punchy wrote:I didn't think The Wake was produced any worse than any other DC book.

The thing that annoyed me was that every ad in #2 was the same house ad.


I disagree it even felt cheap when I picked it up.

I'm not the only one that noticed this.

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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby Victorian Squid » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:02 pm

It's very flimsy, thin paper stock and same cover.

I just weighed several comics on a postal scale, I had a hard time getting The Wake #1 to even register. :lol:

But, comparatively, a DC comic book from 2 years ago was considerably heavier. Lazarus #1 was comparable to the older DC comic book, again heavier than The Wake.

But then I happened to have an old issue of The Preacher sitting there, and it was MUCH heavier than any of the other 3! It was almost twice as heavy as The Wake #1.

This new breed of ultra-slim comic book doesn't feel substantial to me, they look easily damaged or smudged on the high-gloss onion leaf. And they don't feel like physical objects much worth collecting, either.

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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby Arion » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:06 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
That reminds me of this comic from 1981 I've been selling in the shop, a small publisher I place wholesale orders with somehow came into possession of an unsold lot of them:

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2 bucks? I'll take it!
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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby Victorian Squid » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:51 am

2 bucks in 1981. I sell 'em for at least 5. They go for much more than that on the internets.

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Re: The Wake #1 -- Best Selling Vertigo Issue in a Decade.

Postby Arion » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:04 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:2 bucks in 1981. I sell 'em for at least 5. They go for much more than that on the internets.


Just tell me if the stories are good.

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