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Just finished Chew #15 - so much fun. Can't wait to read the rest. Are there hardcover collections?
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lorddunlow wrote:Just finished Chew #15 - so much fun. Can't wait to read the rest. Are there hardcover collections?
yeah bro. The Omnivore editions. 10 issues per HC there's 3 volumes so far.
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MarkRoseHFX wrote:
lorddunlow wrote:Just finished Chew #15 - so much fun. Can't wait to read the rest. Are there hardcover collections?
yeah bro. The Omnivore editions. 10 issues per HC there's 3 volumes so far.
I'll be getting those for sure. Wonder if they'll do HC for Revival? I like that book more with each issue.
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lorddunlow wrote:Just finished Chew #15 - so much fun. Can't wait to read the rest. Are there hardcover collections?
yeah bro. The Omnivore editions. 10 issues per HC there's 3 volumes so far.
I'll be getting those for sure. Wonder if they'll do HC for Revival? I like that book more with each issue.
me too i'm really digging Revival
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Just read Chew #18. Poyo is soooooo awesome.
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I'm reading Swamp Thing New 52. It's good and bad.
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lorddunlow wrote:Just read Chew #18. Poyo is soooooo awesome.
Hell yes!
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MarkRoseHFX wrote:
lorddunlow wrote:Just read Chew #18. Poyo is soooooo awesome.
Hell yes!

+1 and in vol 3 also included is the secret agent Poyo one shot for more Poyo *SQUEE* kicking!
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read Green Lantern/Superman Legend of the Green Flame last night. very enjoyable read written by Neil Gaiman and has some really sweet Mike Allred art.
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The Underwater Welder from Jeff Lemire. It was good and worth the read, but not so good that I'd want to re-read it. Essex County Trilogy is his best so far.
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400yrs wrote:
Elveen wrote:Finally done with Conan.

I'm reading Swamp Thing New 52. It's good and bad.
Yep. The whole Rotworld thing kind of messed up both Swamp Thing and Animal Man. There's some really great stuff in both, but really dragged out stuff in both as well.
Agreed. I dropped both books before the Rotworld crossover finished up. It's a shame too, they were both excellent titles initially.
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Did anyone here follow Pat Zircher over to Suicide Squad with #20? I did - despite trying very hard not to buy anymore DC books. It was really well written, and Patch knocked it out of the park.

>sigh<

I'm still a little miffed he isn't doing Shadowman. :(
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grendeljd wrote:Did anyone here follow Pat Zircher over to Suicide Squad with #20? I did - despite trying very hard not to buy anymore DC books. It was really well written, and Patch knocked it out of the park.

>sigh<

I'm still a little miffed he isn't doing Shadowman. :(
i've been meaning to check that out bc I really dig Patch's style. I too was hoping he'd stay on Shadowman at least for a bit longer but I guess sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
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400yrs wrote:The Underwater Welder from Jeff Lemire. It was good and worth the read, but not so good that I'd want to re-read it. Essex County Trilogy is his best so far.
I liked Lost Dogs too that was a cool little book
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picked up manhattan projects TPB 1 and single floppies 7-11...sweet reads.

one of my sons decided to read the TPB and is enjoying it as well...since it contains some of the stuff they've been talking about in his history class at school. Got to remind him the comic is fiction at some point... :P
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myron wrote:picked up manhattan projects TPB 1 and single floppies 7-11...sweet reads.

one of my sons decided to read the TPB and is enjoying it as well...since it contains some of the stuff they've been talking about in his history class at school. Got to remind him the comic is fiction at some point... :P
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Almost through the recent Transformers: Spotlight series as and they're pretty interesting reads Megatron and Thundercracker are the best IMHO and Trailcutter and Hoist are pretty damn good. Bumblebee and Orion Pax are the weakest of this batch they're good but nothing special. The subplot of Metroplex and hunt for the Space Bridge technology feels a little forced but still it's a fun read.

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I'm reading the 2nd Cinderella (from Fables) Mini.

It's really fun. The best compliment is ..... I will not be adding to the for sale pile.

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So I made it halfway through Chew #22 or 23 before my son woke up last night and climbed in bed with us, cutting off any more reading time last night. (I was hoping to get through that arc at least.) This book is so good. I can see why it won Eisner awards. It's just a very cleverly written, whimsically/grotesquely (what a weird combo, but it works) drawn, fun read. It is unique with no comparable book, I can think of.

I plan on getting caught up to the current book this week.

I wish the issues weren't so expensive. This would be a book I would love to have in a first print full run.
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lorddunlow wrote:So I made it halfway through Chew #22 or 23 before my son woke up last night and climbed in bed with us, cutting off any more reading time last night. (I was hoping to get through that arc at least.) This book is so good. I can see why it won Eisner awards. It's just a very cleverly written, whimsically/grotesquely (what a weird combo, but it works) drawn, fun read. It is unique with no comparable book, I can think of.

I plan on getting caught up to the current book this week.

I wish the issues weren't so expensive. This would be a book I would love to have in a first print full run.
I agree with everything you said. the mix of humor and drama and seriousness is outstanding. I can't believe John put a end issue on it. He's told me many times that he already knows the end, issue #60.

As for the price of the earlier issues. The only ones that are real expensive are #1 and #2. #3 and #8 are $30ish. I'll never forget my first SDCC, I met Rob and John and Rob agreed to do a sketch for me. They offered me a signed Chew #1 1st print. I passed. they offered it to me for $30!

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Elveen wrote:
lorddunlow wrote:So I made it halfway through Chew #22 or 23 before my son woke up last night and climbed in bed with us, cutting off any more reading time last night. (I was hoping to get through that arc at least.) This book is so good. I can see why it won Eisner awards. It's just a very cleverly written, whimsically/grotesquely (what a weird combo, but it works) drawn, fun read. It is unique with no comparable book, I can think of.

I plan on getting caught up to the current book this week.

I wish the issues weren't so expensive. This would be a book I would love to have in a first print full run.
I agree with everything you said. the mix of humor and drama and seriousness is outstanding. I can't believe John put a end issue on it. He's told me many times that he already knows the end, issue #60.

As for the price of the earlier issues. The only ones that are real expensive are #1 and #2. #3 and #8 are $30ish. I'll never forget my first SDCC, I met Rob and John and Rob agreed to do a sketch for me. They offered me a signed Chew #1 1st print. I passed. they offered it to me for $30!
They would still be more than I am willing to pay for comic books. I only starting getting the book on my pull at my LCS at #27 or #28 (not sure). So that's a lot of back issues. Maybe if the prices drop a little. This, Manhattan Projects, and Revival are so far the only books I feel compelled to own in first print full runs. I'm still not sure whether to grab Revival or hold out for a price dip on #1.

I'm actually glad there is a final issue planned. It means he has thought the entire story out from beginning to end. The best stories (comics, book series, movies, TV, etc.) are always best when there is a finite end. Otherwise you end up with a tired storyline at some point that drags the whole book/story down. (see my comments on Sliders in another thread).

Chew would make an awesome TV show. Too bad it seems that fell through. Although, maybe prices will fall if it never gets made.
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lorddunlow wrote:
Elveen wrote:
lorddunlow wrote:So I made it halfway through Chew #22 or 23 before my son woke up last night and climbed in bed with us, cutting off any more reading time last night. (I was hoping to get through that arc at least.) This book is so good. I can see why it won Eisner awards. It's just a very cleverly written, whimsically/grotesquely (what a weird combo, but it works) drawn, fun read. It is unique with no comparable book, I can think of.

I plan on getting caught up to the current book this week.

I wish the issues weren't so expensive. This would be a book I would love to have in a first print full run.
I agree with everything you said. the mix of humor and drama and seriousness is outstanding. I can't believe John put a end issue on it. He's told me many times that he already knows the end, issue #60.

As for the price of the earlier issues. The only ones that are real expensive are #1 and #2. #3 and #8 are $30ish. I'll never forget my first SDCC, I met Rob and John and Rob agreed to do a sketch for me. They offered me a signed Chew #1 1st print. I passed. they offered it to me for $30!
They would still be more than I am willing to pay for comic books. I only starting getting the book on my pull at my LCS at #27 or #28 (not sure). So that's a lot of back issues. Maybe if the prices drop a little. This, Manhattan Projects, and Revival are so far the only books I feel compelled to own in first print full runs. I'm still not sure whether to grab Revival or hold out for a price dip on #1.

I'm actually glad there is a final issue planned. It means he has thought the entire story out from beginning to end. The best stories (comics, book series, movies, TV, etc.) are always best when there is a finite end. Otherwise you end up with a tired storyline at some point that drags the whole book/story down. (see my comments on Sliders in another thread).

Chew would make an awesome TV show. Too bad it seems that fell through. Although, maybe prices will fall if it never gets made.
I have sold Chew books at about every comic con I've set up at. I've never had a Chew #1 1st print. :!:


I'm pretty sure that Chew will make it as another type of medium. I think they have plans for a cartoon in Rob's style.

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lorddunlow wrote:Just read Chew #18. Poyo is soooooo awesome.
Hell yes!

+1 and in vol 3 also included is the secret agent Poyo one shot for more Poyo *SQUEE* kicking!
Indeed. This book is probably, month in and month out, the most entertaining title I pick up, and that's 15-20 books a month.

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lorddunlow wrote:So I made it halfway through Chew #22 or 23 before my son woke up last night and climbed in bed with us, cutting off any more reading time last night. (I was hoping to get through that arc at least.) This book is so good. I can see why it won Eisner awards. It's just a very cleverly written, whimsically/grotesquely (what a weird combo, but it works) drawn, fun read. It is unique with no comparable book, I can think of.

I plan on getting caught up to the current book this week.

I wish the issues weren't so expensive. This would be a book I would love to have in a first print full run.
I just started reading the trades and I love it. So much fun and very different (like Saga and MP) which I always enjoy. On the second trade now and have the third ready to go.

Is Revival really good? I've had my doubts, but it keeps getting more and more pub, so that might be next on the list. Image really does kick *SQUEE* right now.
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BugsySig wrote:
lorddunlow wrote:So I made it halfway through Chew #22 or 23 before my son woke up last night and climbed in bed with us, cutting off any more reading time last night. (I was hoping to get through that arc at least.) This book is so good. I can see why it won Eisner awards. It's just a very cleverly written, whimsically/grotesquely (what a weird combo, but it works) drawn, fun read. It is unique with no comparable book, I can think of.

I plan on getting caught up to the current book this week.

I wish the issues weren't so expensive. This would be a book I would love to have in a first print full run.
I just started reading the trades and I love it. So much fun and very different (like Saga and MP) which I always enjoy. On the second trade now and have the third ready to go.

Is Revival really good? I've had my doubts, but it keeps getting more and more pub, so that might be next on the list. Image really does kick *SQUEE* right now.
I read the first Revival trade, and thought it was good, but not great. I kept up with the individual issues and starting at #6 or 7 it really got me hooked. After the most recent issue, it's a keeper. It's just really slow to start. If the writing stays at the level it's at currently it will have some staying power. The only negative for it, is that part of the draw for me is the mystery. At some point, the mystery will have to be revealed and either replaced by a new mystery or the book will have to have a different focus.
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