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    Default REVIEW: The Saviors, #1

    "The Saviors" #1 from James Robinson and J. Bone is beautiful and has promise but the beginning is a slog of exposition.


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    Okay, did anyone read this comic besides me? I agree with this review (though my score was a touch higher) for the most part.

    I think it has a lot of potential and seems interesting so far, but I hope the next issue speeds things up a tiny bit.

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    Just picked it up today. I liked it. It seems like it will be easy to follow and interesting. The art is different from anything else I follow at the moment. Sometimes I enjoy really complex and detailed worlds and stories like East of West, But I really enjoy stories like this, that I don't think I'll have too much to remember the next time I pick up issue two a month from now. Shoule be a fun book.

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    I really liked the "Exposition with Tomas and a lizzard" program at the begining of the issue. It wasn't "amateur", it was theatrical and I enjoyed it a lot a lot. There is always more than one way to skin a cat, and I felt like I knew and liked Tomas Ramirez and Passburg after that bit. Which is a lot more than I dare to say about most series debuts.

    I predict that in ten o twelve months this is going to be a critical darling. And I hope it'll become a comercial sucess too.
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    Just read it... I thought it was decent... I little slow, but an intriguing start. I'll probably get the next issue :)
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    Really enjoyed it the art was just stand out. It's sort of front-loading the exposition, but I see a lot of potential in the initial set-up.

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    I just read an interview with the creators. It sounds like they are going to introduce a large cast, and nobody is safe from getting killed (well, almost nobody). The story will also be heading to Paris at some point. I'm excited for this book.

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    First off, Iím really glad itís black and white. Iíve been doing some massive re-readings to supplement my now-generally ď4-colorĒ new comics: Jack Staff, Colonia, the 200-plus issues of Usagi Yojimbo, black-and-whites, all, just for (well, great comics and--) that black and white sensibility.

    I like the pace, slow and easy starting, and it made the rush toward the end seem even more vital.

    I'm a little tired of the 'aliens-in-disguise invasion' trope, but it's always in the telling that these stories succeed or fail, and the telling here seems off to a good, solid start. Have most often enjoyed J. Bone's artwork--heh, have a JBone Poison Ivy page on my wall at home, even!--and I like it here, too. Robinson's story-telling has been either/or for me, but I'm glad to take the ol' wait and see approach for several issues at least.

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    The bit at the beginning is awkward, but I responded to it on a personal level, mainly because I live in PHX and lizards are always coming around during the summer. They usually hang out on trees, fences, walls, etc. I've found myself talking to them. Not in a biographical mode, but more this and that. Sometimes about women.

    Being new to comics, I only picked this up because Tomas resembles someone I worked with at a hot dog restaurant.

    I think this series has solid potential. I'm also digging in it in the same way as Skydivermike- pretty much everything I read is in color, and it's nice, but can anyone recommend other enjoyable black and white series?

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    Right now I'm finding it hard to find a good B&W on-going series, BUT--! I am currently rereading two old favorites, both of which are readily available as trades: Jack Staff, by Paul Grist, a sort-of super-hero/weird-worlds story, and Colonia, by Jeff Nicholson, an 'alternative history' story of weirdness and pirates in not-our-Florida (comparable perhaps to the new series "Manifest Destiny"). Other GREAT, older series include Paul Grist's (rather more straight-forward) police detective, Kane, Dave Sim's monumental Cerebus, Wendy Pini's Elfquest (if you're into cute but lethal Elves), and if you're intersted in manga, I recommend Osamu Tezuka's bio of Buddah, Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike & Gosei Kojima, a vast historical samurai story, Takehiko Inoue's Vagabond (another samurai historical), Max Collins' gangster story, Road to Perdition.... I really like B&W, so I'd better stop here, but there're LOTS of great B&W comics out there in trade format..! Good luck, happy searching!
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    OMG--how could I have 'forgotten' Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo!!? THE best, top of my list, comic series, currently on hiatus, but with decades (really) of past issues all collected in on-the-shelves trades, and a new series of Usagi stories (well, really a continuation) due later this year.
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