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Wasteland!!!!!! Whose reading it?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:30 am
by silentbobafett
Okay! SO whose got the new comic "Wasteland" yet?

Its fucking amazing!

My favorite subject post apocolyptic world! SOmething called the Big Wet wipes out mankind as we know it. Set 100 years later humans are trying to find their foothold on the world again. New reglions and beliefs. New languages, cities, towns everything.

And boy does it read good!

So anyway, just wondering whose read it and what they've got to say about it! I'm jazzed!

Oh and covers by the one and only Ben Templesmith! :-)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:41 pm
by DennisMM
Unlocked after mod discussion. Thanks for your patience.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:47 pm
by doglips
I'll let you know what I think of issue 2, when I read it tomorrow. 1 was pretty impressive.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:49 pm
by John-Locke
This sounds right up my alley, I may have to purchase this comic as part of my ongoing research into Post Apocalyptic stories.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:51 pm
by doglips
I think you'll like it JL, it's a very cinematic comic, in story and art.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:51 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
John-Locke wrote:This sounds right up my alley, I may have to purchase this comic as part of my ongoing research into Post Apocalyptic stories.


heh, I was going to PM you in an uproar about possible plagiarism when I first read about it...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:58 pm
by Leckomaniac
Like I mentioned in the Reviews thread...I picked up issues #1 and #2 because the DLO gave it high praise. I hope to read both issues this weekend.

Everyone who I have spoken too says this book is destined to become one of the greats. It has drawn a lot of Preacher comparisons.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:01 pm
by John-Locke
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
John-Locke wrote:This sounds right up my alley, I may have to purchase this comic as part of my ongoing research into Post Apocalyptic stories.


heh, I was going to PM you in an uproar about possible plagiarism when I first read about it...


Dang, thats what I was worried about :(

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:10 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
John-Locke wrote:Dang, thats what I was worried about :(


I haven't read it yet (bought it today) but the review from the @ssholes a few weeks ago made it seemed like the creators of Wasteland had rifled through the contents of your brain for ideas...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:14 pm
by John-Locke
Damn, I'll tell you now, the Post Apocalyptic storyline is going to be the next Zombie fad, by the time I pull my finger out my ass and get my script finished it will be old hat.

Maybe I'll have to wait 20 years until it becomes fresh again.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:17 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
how about Post Apocalyptic Zombies?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:27 pm
by DennisMM
You have all turned this into a giant snowball getting ready to crush me. Guess I need to ask my friendly neighborhood retailer if he can get me #s 1-2.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:14 am
by silentbobafett
You will need to! Its amazing!

It is very cinematic indeed! Some GREAT artwork!

Issue 1 is 48pages! Lovely stuff!

They set up so many myths and possible story threads its crazy! Maybe too many... maybe they need a mod... :-)

Pass the word on - Wasteland rocks! :-)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:11 pm
by doglips
mmmmm, issue 2 not so good I'm afraid. The art is still fantastic, but the story just drifts along aimlessly. There is a nearly very nice campfire story of the 'Big Wet' but it's not quite there - too much garbled mysticism for me - the art for this sequence is lovely though. Wulves? I hate those faux dialects, Wolves!! would have done just fine...... The end panel assumes I care about the character revealed to give a little cheer, but I don't know him well enough yet - more character build up is needed before I care about these people.

Something that made me chuckle whilst reading this issue was the fact that I had described the first issue as a cross between Waterworld and Mad Max - The Kevin Costner element cropped up again for me, not in The Postman ( as you might think with a post apocalyptic comic ) but Prince of Thieves: The Lord Founder of the city is just too Alan Rickmany.

Still looking forward to see what issue 3 brings though........

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:27 pm
by tfactor
Dog I have no idea what you were talking about above (at the end of your post there) :wink: but I still say; this sounds and looks really cool, might have to check this out.

thedoglippedone review wrote:I thought a thread where we can post reviews of the comics/TPB's/graphic novels ( old and new ) we are reading at the moment might be good.

I mentioned Wasteland #1 in Dennis's Comic of the month thread so I thought a mini-review was in order. ( You can read the first half of issue #1 for free as a download from the Wasteland site link above. There's plenty of info on the plot synopsis too. )

Well the first thing that is going to hit you is the artwork - WOW!. Beautifully drawn by Christopher Mitten, who obviously has a great eye for cinematic composition - couple that with some truly excellent page layouts and you feel like you are reading the most wonderfully executed storyboard for a sci-fi/western movie ever!

That's the genre mix I would put this in, think Waterworld combined with Mad Max and you are getting there.

Writer Antony Johnston has apparently been planning this story for over 15 years, so naturally the plot seems very tight. A few key factors are revealed in this issue, but this is really a tone setter for the series ahead. Spoilers - Hints of tele-kinetics and physic healers, forgotten languages and lands, a worldwide mystery as to WTF happened to the planet. The blurbs for issues 2&3 sound like there are a lot more good ideas to come.......

Very impressed indeed, a really good read with fantastic art. I highly recommend it.

7/10.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:32 pm
by Leckomaniac
For those interested...CBR has a 6-page preview of Wasteland #3.

6 PAGE PREVIEW GOODNESS!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:36 pm
by doglips
That is a great cover. Art looks top notch as usual. Thats a lovely birds eye view panel.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:39 pm
by Leckomaniac
Most definitely. I have loved the covers to each issue thus far. I honestly thought issue #1 was worth buying simply for the cover alone. It was so bad ass.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:47 pm
by doglips
I hope this issue just sicks with the travelers, so we get to know their characters a little better, then swaps to New Begin for issue 4.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:13 am
by silentbobafett
SO what do we think of Wasteland Issue 3? New out this wednesday! Whose read it?

I personnelly loved it! Liked the introduction of a story ark. A 3 issue (thats correct, right?) arc about this caravan. Dark ending. More revealed, but not too much, about MIcheal.

Issue two was a bit of a let down, but I liked it none the less, this one picked up the ball though!

Just seeing what everyone else thought! :-)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:36 pm
by John-Locke
I started reading these today, just got the last half of the third issue to read and then I can get issue 4.

FUCK ME, I was worried about how similar this story might be to the one I've been developing over the years, when the caravan turned up I was dumbstruck, it's almost exactly the same world I have been creating in my head.

So yeah it's pretty good stuff, the world it's set in is great but so far I've not found very much story yet, only set-up.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:22 am
by silentbobafett
So kind of like Lost then... :-)


ANyway, whats the thoughts on Issue 4? I like that is spent time in New Begin and the troubles there.

My comic dude said that they don't sell well and I'm worried if this is like it is across the board then maybe the comic will be canceled!

I don't know much about the industry, but I'm guess its like everything else...:-(


:-)

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:49 pm
by offtheset
This sounds like its right up my alley, Ill be sure to check it out.