COMIC Ender's Game- moves to fast, Shadow dissapointing

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  1. jehan60188

    jehan60188 New Member

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    What do you guys think?

    I was hoping to savor this series more, but...
    idunno, it just doesn't do it for me.
     
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    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    They made a comic out of it?
     
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    CabbieNamedAxel OTCC|SF OT Supporter

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    I liked Shadow alot, made me want to re-read the book, but I had the exact same feelings for Game. I kept thinking to myself, "If I didn't read the book, I would have no idea what the fuck is going on."

    That book has way too much for a 5 comic mini-series.
     
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    I think you hit the nail on the head with that. It's clearly aimed at fans of the series, but it's too focused on too narrow of a target audience.


    You really like Shadow? It seemed to stray far from the book.
     
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    CabbieNamedAxel OTCC|SF OT Supporter

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    I only read it once, but it seemed dead on. Bean was influencing the gang to get a bully, tried to kill the one they picked, was exiled by the bully and then escaped by appealing to the nun? Seems like the same as the book, unless I'm forgetting stuff.
     
  6. jehan60188

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    yes, that's what happened, but not /how/ it happened. They didn't do justice in the portrayal of the characters. I think it's (again) the comic is just moving too fast.
    They didn't have the "6 raisins" scene, which was (one of) the most powerful scenes in Ender's Shadow.
     
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    gthesob the fun machine took a shit and died OT Supporter

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    They show Bean crying when Poke died but didn't show him being close to her at all. Five issues just isn't enough.
     
  8. CabbieNamedAxel

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    Yea, it's the same problem with both books, but I think the pacing is better so far in Shadow. Hell, I'd buy an ongoing that just went through all the books with more detail, if only for the beautiful artwork. I can't wait for the new book that Card is gonna release. He says it's a "midquel" that follows Ender after the first book but before the second.
     
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    gthesob the fun machine took a shit and died OT Supporter

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    I hope it's better than all the other Ender sequels.
     
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    I loved the Ender's game sequels. After Speaker they got very philosophy heavy, but the ideas were all new to me and I couldn't get enough of it.
     
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    :bowdown: Ender's series.
     
  12. jehan60188

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    yah, i hear the end of the first (or one of them) has to be changed a bit to accommodate the "midquel"
     
  13. gthesob

    gthesob the fun machine took a shit and died OT Supporter

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    I got through Speaker though I didn't enjoy it much. The one after that (Children Of The Mind, I think?) I could barely finish. Reading was never so much work since school forced us to read some awful shit. I think I started Xenocide and was bored to tears and dropped it. I loved Bean's series, though.
     
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    spoilers.

    ender dies, peter is brought back to life, jane is given a body, everyone is happy. and peter has yellow fever.
     
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    6 peanuts.
     
  16. jehan60188

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    oh yah, the raisins are what Achilles gave them
     
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    I've only bought the first Ender's Game comic, guess I'll download the rest so I can comment on it.
     
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    SPOILERS

    Ender's game happened for realz. All the buggers died except one queen
     

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