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  • Ubik
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    Originally posted by Jan View Post


    I really feel for AWA debuting at a time like this! I haven't compared the physical copy to the online version but I'm reading that it was well done, not just slapping up the comic pages online, actually ordering the panels to give a better reading experience.

    You are definitely right there. TCJ review is fairly lukewarm because of the timing of the book in relation to Corona, and I think the reviewer also struggled with the same narration heavy exposition that I did, where it tells instead of showing.

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  • Ubik
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    New chapter is up via Webtoons. I am sad to admit that the more I read of this, the less I like it. It feels like a 90s superhero comic and not in a good way. I think it's the grandiose tone that just does nothing for me. For all the talk of it being so different, I am yet to see anything particularly groundbreaking. The dialogue is also some of the worst I've read in a while. Feels like everyone is trapped in a bad action film. Will carry on reading, but unsure this is what I want out of my comics these days.

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  • Jan
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    Originally posted by Ubik View Post
    ...I am most curious to see how powers are dealt with and if it really sets itself apart from modern superhero comics in a meaningful way.
    I think the interviews I've read give a hint in calling them 'powered' rather than superheroes.

    I really feel for AWA debuting at a time like this! I haven't compared the physical copy to the online version but I'm reading that it was well done, not just slapping up the comic pages online, actually ordering the panels to give a better reading experience.


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  • Ubik
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    Read the first three 'mini' parts available on Webtoons. Still really don't like the art, it is way too static and photo referenced for me, and know, I know, it's a comic, but there are ways to create movement in sequential art.

    Weird reading this during a real life pandemic. The irony is not lost on me. I still find the tone a bit pompous, but I get that this is just scene setting and we'll get to actual characters later. So yeah, solid effort thus far, I am most curious to see how powers are dealt with and if it really sets itself apart from modern superhero comics in a meaningful way.
    Last edited by Ubik; 04-05-2020, 04:39 AM.

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  • Ubik
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    Not bad. I'm generally not a fan of photo-referenced art, but it looks fairly nice. It's a solid start, but some of it comes off as a tad corny in terms of how dramatic it is. I can't quite find the right words to describe the tone, but something doesn't quite work for me. Perhaps more show, and less tell? Dunno. Curious to see more though.

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  • Jan
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    First part of issue #1 is available for free. Looks like AWA is using this to cope with piracy and perhaps the shutdown.
    https://awastudios.net/comic/the-resistance-1/

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  • nottenst
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    Until I saw someone mention it on Twitter I guess I had completely forgotten anything about it. Completely overlooked it in Previews. If it gets put together as a trade paperback I'll try to get it then.

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  • phazedout
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    I'm beyond super broke, have had to borrow money to make it to next payday, so not buying literally anything.

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  • Jan
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    Am I the only one reading this/these? Anybody?

    I'm really looking forward to the Moths mini. I asked JMS and he says that Moths #1 will start around the time of issue #3 or The Resistance.

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  • Jan
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    Release day! I got "The Resistance" and "Hotell". Even though I'd read the blackk-and-white version published in the NYCC Upshot magazine, the addition of the coloring really enhanced it. I'm very much looking forward to the rest.

    "Hotell"... was okay. I liked the art quite a bit but it was sort of predictable as a story. Now if it builds from one issue to the next it might be good. Let's hope!

    Anybody else?

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  • Jan
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    For those interested, the first six pages of "The Resistance" can be found here. JMS says, " Pardon the timeliness of this...."

    https://www.cbr.com/preview-awa-stud...he-resistance/

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  • Jan
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    If you're interested in ordering/subscribing to any of the new titles from AWA:

    https://www.comixology.com/AWA-Studi...sher/18826-413

    Another nice review:

    https://butwhythopodcast.com/2020/03...tance-issue-1/

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  • Jan
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    Ealy review of "The Resistance" #1.
    https://www.comiccrusaders.com/review-the-resistance-1/

    I'm looking forward to the colored comic. I read a B&W version in the Upshot magazine from NYCC.

    Another early review:
    https://www.cbr.com/review-the-resistance-1/
    Last edited by Jan; 03-07-2020, 05:48 PM.

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  • Jan
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    A really great interview with JMS and Mike Deodato Jr. Now I really can't wait for "MOTHS"!!

    http://www.multiversitycomics.com/in...e-jms-deodato/

    And some art from issues 1 & 2:

    https://www.buzzcomics.net/showpost....Fo0A6l-91xyV-I

    https://www.buzzcomics.net/showpost....hPtKk2pHKshkbE

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  • Jan
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    A few more details on "The Resistance" from JMS' panel in Louisville. After a worldwide pandemic that kills 400 million people, about 5% of the survivors have powers. The folks involved will be from all cultures and economic strata. The books should start coming out around March 17 (more likely the 18th as that's a Wednesday).

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