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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 03:28 AM        Weekly Comic Review: Local
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 11:25 AM       
I know I sound stupid (I am for those of you keeping score at home) but I cannot tell you how much some of the comics you have recommended have enriched my life. I will be grabbing this on my way home from work.
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 02:41 PM       
Hey, I'm glad to hear that a lot of the books that mean a lot to me are striking a chord with others. Be aware though that Local is not yet available in collected format. If you get it now, you'll have to get the individual issues, but the hardcover collection is coming out in September.
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 03:37 PM       
Damn... It would be hard to find the individual issues but that song seletion feature sounds maybe worth it. I always thought it would be cool for a comic to have some "suggested listening" listed in it to set the mood.
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Old Jun 18th, 2008, 01:39 AM       
mmm, another artsy fartsy piece thats not so much your average graphic novel, but a novel, made of graphics. superb sounding. i hope i run across this one.
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Old Jun 18th, 2008, 02:28 AM       
Another great Brian Wood series I'd recommend is DMZ, about a civil war in various areas of the U.S., but overall a commentary of the current war and the innocent people caught within the battlezone.
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Old Jun 18th, 2008, 04:04 AM       
This sounds cool Proto, I think I might get the hardback collection if the individual issues are no lo nger available.
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Old Jun 18th, 2008, 03:53 PM       
Seems like a book in the vein of "Ghost World," (Which, by the way, everyone should read if they enjoy books like this.) so I'll probably enjoy it. I'll be checking it out!
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Old Jun 18th, 2008, 07:58 PM       
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Another great Brian Wood series I'd recommend is DMZ, about a civil war in various areas of the U.S., but overall a commentary of the current war and the innocent people caught within the battlezone.
Yes, DMZ is a fantastic book as well, and I'll probably get around to reviewing it at some point.
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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 08:56 PM       
Hey, I've just been wondering, how come none of the comics you've reviewed have been manga comics? You're missing out on a large demographic.
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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 10:36 PM       
it's probably because manga sucks
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 02:31 PM       
I don't read manga, thus it is very hard for me to review it.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 10:36 PM       
proto, could you PLEASE review a JTHM if you ever get your hands on one? please?
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Old Jun 21st, 2008, 04:29 PM       
I second that motion.
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Old Jun 21st, 2008, 04:37 PM       
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Old Jun 23rd, 2008, 05:42 PM       
An American bishoujo...why!? o_0
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Old Jun 23rd, 2008, 07:12 PM       
What in the name of fuck are you yammering about?
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Old Jun 23rd, 2008, 07:42 PM       
Why the hell someone would make an American shoujo manga, methinks.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2008, 10:37 PM       
Kitsunexus, are you talking about JTHM?

Proto, JTHM (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac) is a graphic novel by Jhonen Vasquez, about a guy named Johnny who is basically a homicidal maniac. He starts to go insane and his mind projects "shades" of his mindset into inanimate objects. Also, the entire story comes in something like 7 or so issues. I personally bought Director's Cut, which has them all together for the obscene price of 23.99 Canadian
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Old Jun 23rd, 2008, 10:40 PM       
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Old Jun 24th, 2008, 12:16 AM       
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Why the hell someone would make an American shoujo manga, methinks.
They didn't. Local isn't anything like shoujo manga. This story is in no way aimed at young girls, nor is it particularly romantic. It appeals to anyone who likes a good character study.

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Proto, JTHM (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac) is a graphic novel by Jhonen Vasquez, about a guy named Johnny who is basically a homicidal maniac. He starts to go insane and his mind projects "shades" of his mindset into inanimate objects. Also, the entire story comes in something like 7 or so issues. I personally bought Director's Cut, which has them all together for the obscene price of 23.99 Canadian
I'm familiar with it. I've not read it, though a friend has loaned it to me. Given the fact that it was loaned to me over two years ago, however, you can imagine that it's probably not high on my stack of priorities, but I will read it eventually.
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Old Oct 6th, 2008, 11:19 PM       
As it turns out, Proto, the hardback edition does include those afterwards and soundtrack listings you were talking about, so it's definitely on par with the individual issues as far as that goes.
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Old Oct 7th, 2008, 01:09 AM       
Excellent! Glad to hear that! Thanks for letting us know.
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Old Jul 1st, 2009, 05:37 PM       
whats with all the manga hate? its a genre there are good ones and bad ones
btw local looks pretty good
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