Arthur Ritus wrote:
I've yet to pick up Chronicles of Wormwood and Crossed, but both are on my list to pick up in trade paperback. I think it's Jason Burrows on art duty.
The simple reason why The Walking Dead works is because it's not about zombies, it's about people. It's like the worlds greatest soap set against impending apocalyptic doom. Fantastic stuff.
If there is one thing TWD has shown me, it's that zombie films are the wrong way to go, the genre is crying out for a multi season, HBO style TV series. I've always hated the fact that 2 hours of a movie never quite captures the struggles etc of the survivors. I want to see how people cope in this environment beyond the initial 'siege' style movie.
You are dead on about TWD, sir. I mean, who among us (those who admit it's awesomeness, at least) hasn't wondered what it was like for one of the characters from Romero's first two films after they were over? I mean, how did those who survived fair in the helicopter, what became of them? With TWD we've had several siege style situations, with the things between as well. And it's not gotten stale or boring or anything of the kind.
HBO would be the only place I would trust with something of that nature though, they seem to be really supportive of the creators/writers/directors for the shows that they have. At least here in the states, I know that any of the other TV networks would find some way to thoroughly screw it up by the middle of the first season.
As for Crossed
, there seems to be some sort of snag going on. It's been a couple of months since we've had a new issue. I can't tell if it's even very popular as I only know one or two people besides myself who have even read it locally. I'm really hoping it doesn't turn into a situation like Kick Ass
where we get to wait three or more months between issues.
Read Warren Ellis' Black Gas
? I picked up the trade of it and enjoyed it. After having read things like Preacher
right before it, I found my expectations were a little high for it, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.