Hello, I would like to suggest a Milligan work that has not been mentioned yet in this thread:
The Bronx kill a black&white Original Graphic Novel published under the Vertigo Crime imprint.
I found it pretty good, and for sure one of the best, if not best, book of the Vertigo Crime collection.
Just keep in mind this is a "noir" story, there is deep characters psychology but not the psychedelic side you may love and serch in Milligan work.
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I always assumed while Milligan (and Morrison and others like them) might have their eccentric behaviors and beliefs, that they would be very calm and easy to talk to.
So, what was his speech about?
Also, I would LOVE to visit other countries' comic convention.
Read the Bronx Kill. It was a nice read. Should read the rest of the Vertigo Crime novels (only read three so far).
Unfortunately I had not opportunity to partecipate Milligan speeches, because during the first one I was at work, and he refused to do the second one because we were only 5 audience... sad but true.
I can say when I talked to him personally he seemed genuinely pleased to speak with a fan of him.
To be honest I can't remember exatly how the chat went, my memory is not very strong, he only informed me about the new reprint of the collection of the first numbers of Shade.
If one day you will have the opportunity to visit an Italian Comic Convention I will recommend Napoli Comic Con, it is usually considered the convention with the higher cultural impact.
Anyway the italian comic book market is totally different from the US one: we have not pinned 20-32 pages comic books. Even DC/Vertigo, Marvel, Image material localized is all TPB.
I buy digital comics in english on Comixology, Dark Horse Digital and Viz Manga since years, still I have the same attitude: I wait until a story arc will end before buying the single issues;
I barely remember what I had for lunch yesterday so I take no pleasure in reading a story arc in 2-6 months, 24 pages a month, I will not remember anything, it will end only be frustrating.
Also in Italy we have a huge publisher, Sergio Bonelli Editore, who sells especially in newsagents, I guess this is strange enough for the US Market.
You may have heard some famous Sergio Bonelli character like the western hero Tex, or the paranormal investigator Dylan Dog.
They sold hundreds of thousands of copies each only in Italy, in newsagents... odd, isn't it.
I don't read Sergio Bonelli comics anymore because I can't stand they predictable, rethorical storytelling;
by the way usually the format is: almost 100 pages a month (a complete story), black&white, about €3... it's cheap, and it works for the italians.
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Actually, an omnibus or deluxe hardcover version for the series would work.
While there are comics using that format, there's not enough comics doing it. OR make it in magazine form (e.g. Heavy Metal, 2000AD, Pilote, À Suivre) so I can get more bang for my buck.
I enjoyed Dog, was a bit dated but still entertaining.
Question for you guys since you are fans of Milligan, what's your thoughts on Greek Street? I've been trying to read different Vertigo titles and this one came on the radar. There's not much talk about it from places I've been to so I'm not sure what to make of it. What you guys think?
Unfortunately my judgment on Greek Street is not positive, but mind you it is only my opinion.
Also I have the feeling that during the end it becomes a mess, probably because they forced Milligan to interrupt the series so he has to close the story in 1-2 issues, but I have not evidence to confirm this.
The art is good but not as good as I espected: the majority of the series is drawn by an italian artist Davide Gianfelice, usually his strandars are higher.
So I would not recommend you Greek Street, but this is only my opinion, wait somebody else vision here on this forum.
Of course if you find it for a cheap price in TPB, maybe pre-owned, you may take it and build your own ideas about this comic.
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