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1/30/13 9:02 AM
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The Elastic Assassin
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i started reading it a while back but got stuck after the mountain blew up, got bored and moved on to other things...


well the Boys got me to give this series another chance....

I lved it the first time i started reading it and now i remember why....i have pushed past some of the more boring parts and am really enjoying it.....

some notes/comments:

Ennis tends to go off on politocal/social commentary rants for an entire page, like when Jesse is talking to his dog in the truck for a page and a half.....

The tangents the story goes off on are ALWAYS full of strange maybe over strange characters....most times its absolutly hillarious...but sometimes you are like "Wat?" (i.e herr starr and the cannibals)

overall its pure gold....i FUCKING HATE the whole tulip/cassidy thing...i am at teh part where that seems to be wrapping up so maybe that will end in an interesting way, but so far....ugh

dillons art has been talked about here...so i won;t beat a dead hores, i will just say that its consistants and that part of it makes it an ejoyable book

Who does teh cover art....holy fuck some of that stuff is perfect

please no spoilers....i am to the part where tulip just left cassidy and the book is dealing with her past....

and the porn star that killed the people in the hot tub...again absolutely hillarious...but wtf?
1/30/13 9:08 AM
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I just could never get into Preacher. The good ole boy folksy wisdom was just laid on way to thick for me.
1/30/13 9:28 AM
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In my opinion, The Preacher is great through Masada and goes down hill from there, ultimately ending on a low, unsatisfactory note.

Great characters but the series runs out of steam and the end was very unsatisfying to me. Phone Post
1/30/13 10:19 AM
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so me getting bored after masada the first time was normal?
1/30/13 10:43 AM
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Plenty of people have disagreed with me, but I feel like you've reached the high water mark of the series. It's not like I regret reading the rest, and there are still some good moments to come, but as a whole, I don't think think the second half of the series does the first half justice. Phone Post
1/30/13 9:51 PM
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It has it's ups and downs, but I think you have to read the end to really appreciate the beginning. It wraps up so perfectly, much like the Boys.

1/31/13 12:57 AM
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I LOVED IT.  ONE OF MY FAV. SERIES. 

1/31/13 9:18 AM
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im actually right at the same point Elastic is at. My first time reading it. So far it's pretty decent, although it drags a bit.
1/31/13 4:16 PM
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Glenn Fabry does the covers. He's done some interior work for The Authority(I think) and the first issue of Daredevil: Target. Still waiting on the rest....
2/2/13 10:27 AM
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ok i finished it.....i thought i wrapped up neatly...

i am now looking for tne next series to read....any suggestions?
2/2/13 7:32 PM
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The Elastic Assassin - ok i finished it.....i thought i wrapped up neatly...

i am now looking for tne next series to read....any suggestions?

Try "Scalped" by Jason Aaron.  It just finished a while back and clocks in at 60 issues.

2/4/13 8:49 AM
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i will look into scalped after i get done reading all of teh preacher side stiff/origin issues....
2/4/13 7:22 PM
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Preacher is my favorite series of all time.  I think the execution is near-perfect and that its Ennis' best mainstream work.

 

Love that book.

2/4/13 8:37 PM
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Check out Ennis/Dillon Punisher run if you haven't already. They've also done some Hellblazer I believe. I only have a couple issues of that, might have to check that out myself. They make a great team.

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I always wished Dillon would have drawn that last few issues where Punisher has to go up against the "Confederacy of Dunces". Could have been special. Spacker Dave 4 life.

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