COMIC The Walking Dead Compendium is one big fucking book

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  1. tolomei

    tolomei Leaving Las *****-Vegas

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    5.1 lbs + 1088 pages.

    I'm tempted to buy it, but that might be too big.
     
  2. Zero

    Zero Well-Known Member

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    i wouldn't mind picking that up now that you mention it.
     
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    I came.
     
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    what issues does it have? 1-48?
     
  5. el gayvo

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    it covers 1-8 in the trade paperbacks, so yeah something like that. I thought about buying it to catch up but I just don't think its worth it. The writing is so bad w/ that series I'm afraid I'll just give up. its $60
     
  6. mPio

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    $38 amazon

    and yeah its 1-48
     
  7. void

    void oh yeah?

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    yeah, no kidding. i can't believe image even thought about producing such a crap book. i mean, what is it, like the top Image book every month and sells more trades then....anything.

    and what's up with that invincible book? MAN, that shit is just garbage. I think i'm going to quit comics and take up quilting.
     
  8. el gayvo

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    wow thats pretty cheap.
     
  9. el gayvo

    el gayvo Active Member

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    If you enjoy reading dialog written so 1st graders can understand it, then go for it :dunno: Its a great story, just horrible writing.
     
  10. void

    void oh yeah?

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    I won't say Kirkman is a literary genius, BUT ARE YOU SUGGESTING COCONUTS MIGRATE?!

    It's not called The Attack of the Quantum Physics Professors, it's a tale of surviving horror. And if you're reading the book based on the words alone, then you're missing the point of comic books. Everyone knows it's the art that carries the book. Find any comic script and you'll find page after page after page of events describing the panel surrounding the words that you're taking for granted.

    But I understand what you're saying. I'm only throwing rocks at you because I have arms to do so.
     
  11. el gayvo

    el gayvo Active Member

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    I agree. I dont read it for the writing. The art was great initially but when they switched illustrators, I just think it became very mediocre. Crappy writing with mediocre art and a great story. Its odd. If I were completely caught up on the story, I'd obviously continue to follow it but I really don't know if I wanna spend the money to catch it. it'll be pretty pricey. maybe I'll download some of it or something.
     
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    i think the story is fantastic. As far as dialogue what do you expect from a bunch of people in a zombie apocalypse? To have them sound like their at a tea party?
     
  13. mooredodge

    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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  14. void

    void oh yeah?

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    Ugh! Go get a job! Get XBL! And for fucks' sake download Castle Crashers.
     
  15. mooredodge

    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    I start my new job on Monday. :fawk:
     
  16. void

    void oh yeah?

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    so you can go ahead and download castle crashers after you get back on XBL. i really don't want to sand and stain furniture tomorrow (today). drinking and decapitating 2D cartoon characters is much more fun.
     
  17. mooredodge

    mooredodge 3,2,1 I'm the bomb...and I'm ready to go off in yo

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    hey, you finally broke 17k. :bigthumb:

    I actually have to get another 360, cables, charger, games, gold, etc. Planning on doing it though once I get my bills caught up.
     
  18. void

    void oh yeah?

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    I will sell you mine for $75, just come back to me!
     
  19. XTREME COCKSUCKER

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    I agree that the writing is a little too elementary. The characters explain exactly what they are feeling at every possible moment. And then they do it again. And again. And again. I stopped reading around issue 36 or so, but Kirkman really should have moved on to a different group of characters that could breathe new life into the story; by issue 25 we already knew everything there was to know about every character.

    Comic readers should really be demanding more from their writers; 99% of comics are written like they're made for 11 year old kids, straight up cheesy as shit and no real unique voices.
     
  20. el gayvo

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  21. tolomei

    tolomei Leaving Las *****-Vegas

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    I read TPB 1 to 4 and I don't know it seemed to be the same formula. Person has a personal revelation and then kill them. Rinse repeat. Guy at work swears that book 5 gets better and they stop doing that, so I don't know.

    I agree the writing is simpler then say Moore or Brubaker and the character development is lightweight, but it's a fun read. I like Invincible for the same reason.
     
  22. Jesterkiller

    Jesterkiller ever dance with the devil in the pale moon light?

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    ive never read any Walking Dead :eek3:
     
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    Nader_D HAHAHEHHUH ---- POOOHhHhHHCHhh! OT Supporter

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    you better hurry and get that before comic crew snaps :noes:
     
  24. void

    void oh yeah?

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    well now you have something to go buy/read/bludgeon someone to death with
     

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