Post by BarefootRoot on Dec 1, 2014 16:54:54 GMT -5
no idea where to stand on it, myself. the atmosphere is cool and I see a lot of potential (and I really want to like it), but the slow burn might be a little too slow for my taste (and I enjoyed what Peter David did with the new X-Factor, which took like 12 issues to really get rolling). Still have it pulled hoping it gets moving soon, but it seems a far cry from the other Ellis stuff I've enjoyed like Transmet, Planetary, Nextwave and even the new Moon Knight series.
Post by BarefootRoot on Jan 19, 2015 7:47:21 GMT -5
yeah, right? with everything that happened in it, this was one that actually felt a little too short (I really wanted more). most pages I had to read twice just to wrap my head around what was happening, then I got to the end and was like "wha?! wait, what just happened?!" looking forward to some more, now. and to think i was thinking about giving up on it a couple issues ago...
I have to admit that I finished reading issues 1-8 and it felt very satisfying but I read 3-8 this morning and I can understand the 'slow burn' comments about awkward pacing of the first few issues, this is definitely one to read as a collection or trade. The last 2 issues 7 & 8 really heat things up and either I wasn't paying attention or had missed the link to where the artist was and the impending military action so that gave me a nice wtf moment.
Things are nicely set-up and there were some very genuine character moments which helped make issue 8 so impacting but there were also off panel moments which seem to hint at long-ish periods passing but no reference to time-frames - I could look past those things though to gain enjoyment from the stories solid hit moments.
Issue #9 is out so I need to grab that and it's a new arc, still enjoying the mystery of the trees... so far...
Meeting someone halfway when you are completely wrong is only part of the journey [BatFonz, 2013]