The 9th Blog
A Blog made with friends about comics, the 9th art
Wow cool read! just like Pan's Labyrinth, which was an amazing concept. I haven't gotten my #3 yet, but hopefully it will be on my doorstep when I get off work...this is such a great book and my absolute favorite right now. How often does something with so much hype deliver like this? I've been waiting to read since I saw the promotional art work last summer and it has been worth the wait.This book is so good I'm almost not okay with it. Just a perfect balance of everything I want out of a comic book; layers upon layers of meaning, commentary on the nature of ideas and family, allegory, beautiful characters...I LOVE this book.
I called it in the first issue and I believe it now; this is a little girl writing a story allegorical of her growing up. It takes place in the real world, the girl is just a girl, and this is just the real events of her parents in the real world filtered through a sci fi lense. Every issue makes that clearer to me.
Last edited by bakkabennu; 05-25-2012 at 02:07 PM.
Picked all 3 at once on thusday..... OMG! So good. It's so good, i'm going to fill out that survey AND write my first comic book letter. I can't read my bat titles right now (evil52) so the last time i went to store i got a much too large stack of image and darkhorse, trying to find new things to follow. Almost everthing was SO GOOD, but saga was the shining star. I mean half a ghost teen? Romance novels? How great is that? Plus it's pretty on the inside. Win.
As good as BKV's story has been, I'm starting to realize that it's Fiona's art that keeps me coming back. Could anyone name an artist with a style similar to hers? Thanks.
The flow of the series is fantastic and the art is incredible. It's been a seamless read from issue to issue.
Gimme gimme shock treatment.
Got around to reading 3...it's sort of a filler issue, but in a good way. Excited for when The Will reaches Sextillion. BTW can I just say how much I loved the letter pages? BKV had so many clever things to say and it is really cool that the publisher is allowing several pages of fan mail. I'm really bummed that DC largely does not do letter pages anymore. I like the community feeling of it and the old fashioned pen to paper, patient waiting of it all. I'm one of those jerks against digital comics, can you tell?
My comicartfans.com collection. Lots of Ryan Ottley:
Invincible universe wiki (WIP):
The lack of ads and the feel of quality in Image books is one of the reasons, after only starting comics with the New 52, I'm already starting to read more and more Image and less and less DC. In issues, anyway.
Currently enjoying: Batman, Batwoman, Dial H, Detective Comics, American Vampire, Saga, The Manhattan Projects, Locke and Key, Atomic Robo, East of West...
Really enjoyed this one for several reasons, most of which other posters have already pointed out. Mostly it's because of the temporary change of focus (i.e., the little ghost girl getting the spotlight for an issue), but I'm really digging the overall flow of the plot too.
I also sent my very first comic-book fan mail letter. If it gets printed, you'll see a tiny bit of "fan fiction" involving the romance novel. I think I'm getting really excited about this. Might need to buy some stamps.