New one from Warren Ellis: Fell

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  1. Elijya

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    anyone else check this out this week? turned out pretty good, nice art from Ben Templesmith to boot
     
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    I enjoyed it a lot even though I'm not a big Ellis fan. He had a lot of interesting things to say in the text feature in the back. I'm looking forward to the next issue.
     
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    yeah, unfortunately, I hadn't gotten to reading that part yet, and the issue got left in a doctors office...
     
  4. Elijya

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    just read the wizard article on the book. It's got a really cool set-up: every issues is going to be a 16 page comic with 6 pages of supplemental material for only $1.99. Every issues is going to be self contained and easily accessible

    sounds like a cool experiment :up:
     
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    Hot damn. interesting. So if each issue is self contained, what was Issue one about?
     
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    basicly the main character is one Detective Fell, who has been transfered across town, over the bridge to Snowtown, which is a really scummy place where the laws have pretty much broken down and no one cares about much

    (favorite line in the book. Fell is meeting his captain: "I've got 3 and a half detective for the whole precinct" "three and a half?" yeah, johnsons got no legs" :D)

    but the first issue pretty much has him coming into town, meeting sargent, talking to a girl at a bar and showing her his detective skills, and helping a potential runaway solve her father's murder. That doesn't quite do it justice, but it's a summary
     
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    Yeah, I bought it and thought it was really well done. I'll read anything that Ben Templesmith illustrates, hell, I'd read *****e instructions if he illustrated them! Anywho, back on topic. I love Ellis' idea of a relatively cheap comic with great, self-contained stories, amazing artwork and some cool, "meet the writer" supplemental stuff at the end. I think I'm hooked. Gotta add it to my pull-file. Gonna have to drop another crappy Marvel book for it, probably. Totally worth it, though.
     
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    hehehe, "*****e instructions" :D

    you've read Transmet, right sinewave?
     
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    I have to agree :up:
    His cover art is what drew me to the comic in the first place.

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    I already liked him as an artist, and now I have lots of respect for him that he was willing to go in on this experimental venture with Ellis.

    It's nice to see a book like this come together so well. Templesmith is a perfect fit for this story, he gives Snowtown that perfect eerie feel.

    I really want this book to do well so that it'll survive and maybe we'll see more like it.

    Warren Ellis put his email address for this title on the back pages, he's also encouraging people to take pictures of their own Snowtown tags and send it to him...it's already started :)

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    Review from The Fourth Rail
    http://www.thefourthrail.com/reviews/critiques/090505/fell1.shtml

    and the article from Newsarama
    http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=36988
     
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    Are you referring to Warren Ellis' Transmetropolitan comics? If so, then no. But I am interested in hearing about them. What are they about?
     
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    thank you lackey
     
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    I love the Alan Moore-inspired writers like Ellis and Grant Morrison. It's so refreshing to have writers who don't stick to the same old conventions and subject matter. It's great to have someone who speaks to my skewed views on the world. :D
     
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    oh, transmet is definitely skewed....
     
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    Yeah, I can tell just by the cover art! :D Looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for the recommendations, Elijya and Lackey!
     
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    I recomended. Lackey just linked :mad:
     
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    Fine, thanks Elijya and **** you Lackey for being so nice as to link to the book's description! :)
     
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    ok, that works :up:
     
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    l entered a comic shop for the first time in prolly 6 - 7 months today, and almost bought that comic just for the cover. It was just sitting there next to the counter looking pretty. But...yknow. :o:o:o:o
     
  21. Elijya

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    no, I don't know

    what's up?
     
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    nun much, you?

    (btw, l didnt mean to leave yhanging on that IM the other day..l answered it, and left the room, and like 2 hours later when l went to close the IM cuz you hadnt replied, I realized somehow my messege din't get sent...just sittin' there still. :(:o)
     
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    Can't find #3, but I read the other five, and I'm in love with this series. Any word on #7, or is the series really over?
     
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    I haven't seen this yet but in general, I really like Ben Templesmith's art.
     
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    i hadn't heard anything about it being cancelled, but i hope not. that would suck. it's the perfect sized comic to read while i'm on the can. :(
     

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