The Devil's Thread: Matt Wagner's Grendel

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Re: The Devil's Thread: Matt Wagner's Grendel

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Hey guys, just wanted to share this bit of news, of sorts- BI Magazine is doing a creator-owned comics' special issue coming this next February, and Matt Wagner's creations get cover treatment.
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I might be wrong on this, but is the cover an original piece? Never saw it, iirc.

On another topic: anyone here still reading Odyssey? I know that it had a weird reschedule thing, and I have no idea when issue 5 will pop, but so far... it's a fun comic, looks good in all ways possible, but I'm just not "Loving" it, as I did with everything Grendel, minus some of the "Tales" series. Halfway through, I have yet to have a "THIS IS AMAZING" moment. Cool read, but it feels... not as good as what came before from Wagner.
I hope it does get much better.
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Re: The Devil's Thread: Matt Wagner's Grendel

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Oh cool, I’ll have to remember to keep an eye out for that magazine! I think I saw Matt post this cover art on his Facebook page at some point earlier in the year - I think it’s a new piece he did for this magazine.

I am also not entirely enjoying Odyssey so far - it’s got a few good moments here and there (the best bits are the flashbacks to his past on earth), but I’m not really into the idea of GRENDELLL IIIIIN SPAAAAAAAAAAACE. There are clearly some moral points and/or critiques of human nature being made with each encounter, but overall it feels too odd to mix Grendel with generic space opera sci-fi.
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Re: The Devil's Thread: Matt Wagner's Grendel

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There's a serious lack of WTFisms in this book, so far. I have no problems with the somehow outlandish premise, but I thought this was going to get crazy and weird as soon as they started hopping from planet to planet... There's still half to come, so, let's hope it turns out being one of those type of stories where the ending will make up for the slow start, if i'm making sense.
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