Due out May 20th....
Due out May 20th....
Last edited by md62; 05-11-2009 at 07:47 PM.
We can only hopeOriginally Posted by md62
It's listed on Diamonds list for that weekOriginally Posted by Ghornet2
That's a tentative list and I've seen a few books not make it so I don't want to get my hopes up.Originally Posted by md62
I need this ASAP, lol, I'm loving the series and I cannot wait to get my paws on BT#4!!! Plus I want to read it before I dive into PS v2, which is out next month, so it's important for me to finish the BT issues before hand. I am so excited for the PS universe this summer!!
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When I stopped by my LCS he told me to call on Friday to see if Terror #4 is on their invoice. I'll let everybody know. If I remember to call that is
Just talked to my LCS and Black Terror was invoiced for this wednesday!!
It wraps up the story arc nicely and sets up P:SP Volume 2. I don't want to go into any depth and spoil it. There are a couple of nice twists and a few interesting comments. I'd give it a 4 maybe a 4 1/2.
I think I'd have to give it a 2 1/2 or a 3 (out of 5).
It was okay, but some of the dialogue was really clunky, and the appearance of the Inheritors was just too coincidental. I think it kind of clarified for me what the problem of the P:SP books has been, and it's that they're too plot driven. Clearly Ross and Krueger have an outline of how they want these stories to unfold (3 chapters from what I've read) ... but it's beginning to hurt the stories in two ways: (1) minimal characterization (because there's no time to explore characters ... we've got to get from point A to point B); (2) some fairly cringe worthy dialogue (e.g. Boy King's quip as he crashed through the ceiling wasn't even a pun, while the earlier exchange between US Jones and BT was really contrived sounding). Honestly, they need to step back from the schedule of stories they've clearly got in hand, and let characterization start determining how this unfolds. Okay, so power corrupts is the motiff (apparently) for Chapter Two ... but let that be driven by the interaction of the characters and their personalities, not by what appears to be an outline of: issue 1 "X" happens; issue 2 "Y" happens; issue 3 "Z" happens, and issue 4 concludes things/springs us towards the next arc. I'm really finding it hard to be sympathetic to any of the characters here (or latch onto any of them), and it's beginning to become clear to me that this is the result of the way the stories are being told. Plot is overpowering storytelling.
And I have to say I was disappointed with the art. Lilly's a GREAT artist ... but again we've got that washed out coloring coupled with sketchy line work. Was there really any reason BT's eyes and mask couldn't be crisply drawn in the panel when he aims the gun at the reader ... or that the figures in the melee were so roughly done looking? I don't know if the lack of an inker is an issue, but it looks like these books are "pencils to colors" produced, and it just doesn't come off well.
Sorry for the monologue -- but I really want this line to succeed. It feels, however, like it's misfiring a bit -- like things are off here and there. Others may feel differently, though, and that's cool if they do.
Last edited by jsf; 05-20-2009 at 06:12 PM.
Totally agree with the above post....