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SPACEMAN #6 (OF 9)

Orson is on the run from the cops with the kidnapped Tara. And things just got worse with a bounty hunter on his tail who has a connection to Orson’s life on Mars.

Written by Brian Azzarello
Pencilled by Eduardo Risso
Inked by Eduardo Risso
Lettered by Clem Robins
Colored by Patricia Mulvihill
Cover by Dave Johnson

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  1. How is this book?

    I’ve got it on my list of possible trades to read when I get to my Independent and Creator-Owned Reading Marathon.

    Any good?

    • I’ll be curious to see how Azzarello wraps this up but so far it’s been very intriguing. It should actually read better in trades, I would imagine.

    • It is good, but I agree with b_RAD that it’s paced in a way that makes me think it will read better in trade.

    • @player1 – if you get a chance, take a look at the responses from the first two issues. That will probably give you a better idea of what to expect.

      Personally, I was into issue 5 before some of the ‘nuances’ began to stick out and cause me to question whether or not to finish this series. I agree with those who say, “It should actually read better in trade.”

      I will say that many voiced concern over the ‘post-apocalyptic dialect’. With a little patience, you should be able to conquer this distraction.

    • Straight out from someone who liked the first two issues and than dropped this on like the fourth issue; it is a little different and the crazy dialect can easily be conquered however; at times seems very distracting to the overall story idea. Speaking of the plot and/or story line, I lost track of it by the end of third issue and all of the way through the fourth. Will this be better in trade?? I will also say no, and overall I say no this is not worth picking up and reading at all unless you really want something that will…… I really got nothing left to say here about this. It came out of the gate very strong however; I had to put her down. How’s that?

  2. For some reason it didn’t occur to me until the third issue that the language thing is class based. The weird internet-speak is used by people in the flooded areas while everyone in the “dries” speaks normally. Another disctinctive feature of the book is that it’s post-apocalyptic but not post-industrial, everything is heavily media saturated so it’s not a typical Mad Max scenario.

    It feels like Azzarello & Risso did a lot of world building and are revealing it slowly. There’s a lot to this world we may not even see in the first series.

    • b_RAD stated, “…There‚Äôs a lot to this world we may not even see in the first series.”

      Has there been talk about a volume two of Spaceman?

  3. Azzarello said he wanted to do one series per year.

  4. I love this series enough that I must get the single issues. I love the covers too. That’s another reason to go single issues.

    • come see me then as once ive got all 9 issues (full arc) then i will sell as i did enjoy the book but its not one for me to be worth keeping

  5. If nothing else the covers and artwork are great

  6. I’m totally engaged in the story issue to issue; such great characters and such a cool art style.

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