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areyouthatguy03/26/09YesRead Review


  1. The best book no one is reading.  Both Conor, DC fanboy, and Josh, vertigo fanboy, haven’t cracked this book open (I think?).  Are people waiting for the trade?  I doubt it.


  2. I started buying it for Phantom Stranger, and… well, Phantom Stranger is in it so much that I decided to stick around.  He is so freakin cool.  I love the Stranger!  He’s all mysterious and wise… but in a badass kinda way.  Is that even possible?  "Wise in a badass kind of way"?  lol… ::sigh::  I’m retarded.

  3. Definitely one of my favorite monthlies. Love Matt Wagner! I loved the mention of Etrigan last issue.

  4. @Urthona: Waiting for the trade. It comes out in July.

  5. Ah yes, the layaway plan!  That explains it!  🙂

    And @WoodenSpoonVersusShiv, I wonder if Wagner had gone with Phantom Stranger/Madame Xanadu as the title, if the book would have done better.  There are a lot of PS fans like you out there.  I worry this book doesn’t sell enough.

    And now an ending stupid point: The "Madame" part drives me crazy, I wish they had her a widow at some point, maybe to the Khan.  I do like how Xanadu has a sexual appetite for wizards.  Overall, tho’, I think Wagner maybe hasn’t given MX enough of a core personality/drive.  I’m still not really sure I understand what drives her/what she is trying to accomplish.  In fact, her occasional daliance in bed with someone seems to be one of the few areas where Wagner gives her a little color.  Wish there was more.

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