Name: Rory Walker



I feel like I liked every book I read today! Revival #1 was a really refreshing twist on the zombie…

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Just finished #1. Initial reactions – wow. This really felt like a labour of love from Murphy. It’s tremendously well…

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I always like to check out the #1s that capture my interest with the concept, and I stick around on…

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August 29, 2013 7:06 am Two summers ago I saw an Art Spiegelman exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in Paris and picked up that Co-Mix book there. It may be a different edition that's coming out (mine is in both English and French, for example) but it's a really nice book. Highly recommended.
August 8, 2013 9:07 am This was fantastic. FANTASTIC!
July 23, 2013 12:38 pm Bought this because of Josh's interview with Soule, and loved it. I live in the UK and I've never been to the US never mind New York, but it's such a great story in and of itself, and it sets the tone of the story's importance within the place, that I don't think you need to know anything particular going in. That said, I can imagine if you live(d) in New York, it would surely add an extra personal dimension for you, as a graphic novel about Manchester would for me. Can't recommend this book much more highly.
June 15, 2013 5:26 am I haven't seen the movie (rarely will I pay £8-10 per person to see a movie with other people when I could have the DVD for the same price or less and see it as many times as I want when I want, but that's personal preference) but I thought this was an excellent, thoughtful review, as I have come to expect from Paul and I'm sure it must have saddened him to have to write this, being such a fan of Superman. I'm not sure whether I'll pick this up when the DVD does land, but I always appreciate a good review to help me formulate my decision on those sorts of choices.
May 31, 2013 11:13 am I got into reading monthly comics with the New 52 but I've never read any Marvel really. Even before the New 52 when I'd pick up a GN or TP it would be indie or DC. Anyway, I decided to pick this up cos I liked the premise and I like Brian Wood. I thought it was pretty good! But not fantastic. Maybe I don't have the same connection to the universe that the average Marvel reader has (obviously) but I wasn't familiar with some of the characters and I guess it'll take me a few issues to get to know what they're each about. The art was good but not as good as all the reviews I've been reading claim, IMO. I dunno. I'll give it #2 and see.
May 30, 2013 12:15 pm The set-up felt very much like a modern Lovecraft re-telling to me, something you get a lot of if you read a lot of horror and stuff by Alan Moore like I do, but it didn't detract from it in any way.
May 30, 2013 11:51 am The pace ramped up tons in this issue - perhaps because there's only 3 (4 if #15 is double-sized, I guess) issues left? I like the art, but the layouts didn't help direct you through the frantic story. Still one of the best things in comics though, IMO. I'd give this 7.5/10
May 20, 2013 4:32 pm This was fan-freaking-tastic. I picked up Corben's one-shot "The Conqueror Worm" adaptation recently and after reading that I just HAD to pick this Poe adaptation up too. Do not regret.
May 14, 2013 11:53 am Not a light week for me, but partially because I'm getting two of these three! I decided to pre-order STRANGE ATTRACTORS off the back of Josh's chat with Charles Soule on the splode there and I've been loving the Corben Poe stuff so yeah, looking forward to all this.