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Reading all the negative comments has started to get to me though, I'm starting to feel like I don't enjoy the series as much as I used to, or thought I did.
The mystery and the setting is cool and intriguing, but I'm not really feeling much suspense anymore.
re: #19. I assume anyone who thinks the story is moving too slowly wouldn't have loved this issue, a quiet "prelude" to the next arc directly following #18, a quiet epilogue to the previous arc. Not too much action, but lots of character development, and I'm not one to complain about that. I liked the use of different artists for each character's back story, although Lemire indicated thru interview or Twitter or some such that the other artists were used to give him a chance to "catch up." Works for me. I'm confident this series has the legs to be seen thru to a satisfying conclusion.
Print buying: Vertigo and other "mainstream alternative" fare. Digital buying: classic DC, current Image, Boom!, Monkeybrain, etc.
I really enjoyed this last issue, and have to say if this is the quality of artists they will get whenever Lemiere needs a bit of a breather, I am quite alright with that. I am curious who the person is on the last page and what role they will play, and if we will ever see Wendy's mother again.
well i kinda liked it at first.
I'm not usually into mutations of any kind, but the slow pace and story telling hooks, kinda kept me intrigued. However I started to disconnect with the characters after the final scene in sanctuary. It seemed a little far fetched and hackneyed. Since the writing in that part i've kinda lost interest.
Its certainly not really unusual. For comics it is i suppose but its not really strange enough for me to pursue the characters any more. Same situations as usual but with antlers.
Loved issue #20 that came out yesterday. One of the few bright spots for me this week. I was disappointed in a lot of stuff this week, but this damn book keeps impressing me, thus my fanboy avatar to show my support and appreciation.
I'd love to find a Jeff Lemire autograph somewhere to frame. Ebay is the only place I can think of but who knows if it's real.
Great job Mr. Lemire, thank you, Sweet Tooth and Green Lantern are the two books that always impress.
As for the newest issue, while the new character seems quite nice and offers some form of safety, I just can't help but feel on edge about the guy. Maybe it's because there have been betrayals on nearly every level in this book, maybe it's just because a trusting guy is usually a villain in such works, but something doesn't sit right.
I did enjoy Jepperd and Gus' interactions, Gus isn't going to give his trust anytime soon but there does seem to still be some remnants of what they use to have there. I also liked the art showing Bobby asleep underground, it's scenes like that and the use of a thought bubble to show a flashback really show off the originality of Lemire when it comes to art choices.