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#41 James

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 12:04 AM

That's why I hate buying them. If I go for leather, I end up with a cow on each foot.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 12:07 AM

I hate Clothe shopping because when I go. I go with my grandma and she takes HOURS looking ang trying on random crap. Usually when I buy something. I KNOW what i want, I see it, I grab it, I buy, end of journey.  Unless I'm shopping for back issues or trades at a comic-con..

Anyways. I really like the way Kirkman is going with this book. I really want to see if or how the girl became a zombie.
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Posted 10 January 2005 - 12:28 AM

So that's *not* our recently-gunshot galpal on the cover? *blink* Coulda fooled me. That's one thing I'm not liking---the B&W. Sometimes it makes it hard for me to distinguish things. Like, for two issues I was confused about whether or not in certain scenes they were showing the old guy who's shacking up with the young girl in the RV, or the old farmer man. And when there were three blondes in the cast, forget it. But I have issues with big casts. I get everyone all mixed up.

ETA: OK, on second look, I guess they do have different hairstyles---although it could be her braids just blowing in a different direction.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 10:10 AM

QUOTE (wolvy @ Jan 10 2005, 12:07 AM)
Usually when I buy something. I KNOW what i want, I see it, I grab it, I buy, end of journey.


For this is indeed how Men shop!

Granted the result is usally a dodgy wardrobe of ill-fitting clothes but sure we are what we are.

I think the only thing missing from the Walking Dead was a dreadlocked, katana wielding woman with zombie slaves so that's all the bases covered now.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE (JohnMcMahon @ Jan 11 2005, 11:10 AM)
For this is indeed how Men shop!
Granted the result is usally a dodgy wardrobe of ill-fitting clothes but sure we are what we are.



heh... that commenty made me think of Tim from Spaced...
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 10:36 PM

Bought the second trade today!

And some hick's just shot poor carl!  ohmy.gif

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 10:40 PM

Kirkman really is pulling off some of the most effective cliffhangers I've ever read, month on month. I enjoyed reading the first two trades, but I'm really digging how this reads monthly. Definitely the best way to read it, inconsistent publishing schedule aside.
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 11:40 PM

Yeah - to pick the Carl shooting that Mob just touched on - when that happened at the end of whatever issue it was I was totally taken aback and gagging for the next chapter and that wait between issues just added to the sense of anticipation.  

The shooting really came from nowhere, especially as it followed on from the crew suffering a fatality earlier in that issue and the the fact that it was following on from another corking cliffhanger ("All dead").
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#49 Mark

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 11:55 PM

I wish I'd jumped onto this title earlier, but then again, the trades are very cheap. Swings, roundabouts...

I liked the hints he made in the letters page (a letters page! An honest-to-God letters page! Why did DC get rid of them - why?) about what's coming up. 'Bad' survivors...obvious but still appealing. I'm looking forward to some tension with the prisoners (and I'd give good odds on at least one of them not being what he seems - the most likely bet right now would be the nerdy tax fraud guy, but that may well be a double bluff), and the "we're not even close to the WAR yet" teaser on the final letter page has me frothing at the crotch in anticipation.
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Posted 12 January 2005 - 08:26 AM

The 'All Dead' cliffhanger was fantastic. Beautifully done. And I really did not see Carl's shooting coming at all. I was quite honestly open mouthed when I was reading it on the train home.

Finished the trade now though, and they've just discovered the clink  biggrin.gif yum!

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 10:16 AM

In the letters page for #12, Kirkman says that the prison will be the crew's long-term home, just to assure any fears that trade readers may have had of them jumping from setting to setting.

Now, were those prisoners really using the freezer as a makeshift bathroom....?
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#52 wolvy

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 10:37 PM

Yes..lol
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:12 AM

I remain unconvinced and wondering what they made their meatloaf out of.
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Posted 15 January 2005 - 04:15 PM

The first Walking Dead trade was the ninth highest ordered trade of the year through Diamond.
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Posted 15 January 2005 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE (JohnMcMahon @ Jan 15 2005, 05:15 PM)
The first Walking Dead trade was the ninth highest ordered trade of the year through Diamond.


that's pretty impressive.
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#56 Mark

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 05:11 PM

QUOTE (JohnMcMahon @ Jan 12 2005, 11:16 AM)
Now, were those prisoners really using the freezer as a makeshift bathroom....?


Not a chance. At least, I'd be very surprised if that doesn't factor into a 'reveal' of some sort a few issues down the line...
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Posted 15 January 2005 - 08:20 PM

Got me some Walking Dead the other day. Settling down to read it this afternoon.

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 11:44 PM

Hope you enjoy it. What did you get...the first trade?
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Posted 16 January 2005 - 02:11 AM

QUOTE (wolvy @ Nov 30 2004, 10:11 PM)
I heard his Captain America was also pretty good, and so was his "Team #1" with Spider-man an Wolverine.

I personally enjoy The Walking Dead, and Am infact thinking about getting a Poster of one of the issues.


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Posted 16 January 2005 - 09:09 AM

QUOTE (Mark @ Jan 15 2005, 11:44 PM)
Hope you enjoy it. What did you get...the first trade?


Nope, they'd sold out of the first trade. Got the second trade, and issues #13 and #14. I might actually be disiplined and not read them until I get the first trade. Would it spoil things too much if I start reading the second trade?




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