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“It’s over, Orson… Over!”

Vertigo’s noir-fi series comes to an end as Orson’s life crumbles around him – but everything’s not as bad as it seems. No, gentle reader… it’s much, much worse. Earth sucks. Mars, though…

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson

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  1. I’ve been kind of lukewarm on this issue-to-issue, so I’m excited to get to read it all at once this weekend. I’m thinking (hoping?) it has more of an impact in one sitting.

    • Yeah, me too. I stopped reading the issues around #5, and I’m excited to read it all in one go. I found it kind of jarring every month when I had to get used to the crazy world and language all over again. I did enjoy it all though, I just decided early on that I would wait. The story is intriguing and Risso’s art is fantastic, and I do hope it reads better as a complete package.

    • This is funny, I’m glad I’m not the only one. I read the first issue and, although I’ve bought every issue, I haven’t read any since. I’m going back to read all nine at once as well.

    • I’m in the same boat. The art has been spectacular but the story has left me completely cold. I really hope it reads better in one sitting.

  2. Did this get cancelled?

    • No, it was always meant to be 9 issues.

    • I seem to recall Azzarello saying that he has other stories in his head set in this world or with these characters. I don’t think this series really lit up the world, so I’m not holding my breath, but I’d be interested in reading about other parts of this time and place.

  3. I always read the title of this comic in my head as “Spu-chem-in”.

  4. I have been reading this month to month and its been a bit confusing. If I have time I would like to go back and read in one sitting. I was confused by the ending but maybe if my reading isn’t spread out over 9 months it will make more sense … I hope.

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