Monster - Naoki Urasawa

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Post by Kean » Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:01 am

Tokyopop has since reversed their decision to make Dragon Head an online-only manga, even if they haven't made an official announcement yet. Hooray for us, because there was no way in hell I was going to pay $20 to ship a bloody $10 manga up to Canada. Proof that piping up about bad business decisions can actually pay off!

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Post by Scott Hallett » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:38 am

Just grabbed Monster vol. 3 and the Phoenix scans, as if I needed anything else to distract me!

Just curious what everyone thinks about scans? I know the works aren't available here, and that if they were, I would certainly grab them, but do you think that the availability of scans has a negative effect on the licensing demands for product?

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Post by Mike Laughead » Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:30 pm

I can see how the scans would stop people from buying the books when they finally come out. But they do advertise the books well. Maybe if the scans were only partial?

I just read the first download of Pluto... and it's AWESOME! Everyone should read this thing!
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Post by Josh-Ulrich » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:59 am

I've bought the first 4 bucks of Full Metal Alchemist (amazing manga if you haven't read it. If you've only seen the anime, you need to read this.)

I've been reading the scans for quite a while, but it can be somewhat of a pain depending on how they are made available. I definately prefere the books, it just sucks because i'm so much farther ahead than the book releases.

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Post by Scott Hallett » Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:12 pm

Finished # 3. Awesome...just...wow. I'm hooked!

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Post by thirdeyeh » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:52 am

Yeah I got my volumes 2 and three in the other day. Almost done with vol 2. This book is pretty dang addicting. It's so refreshing to see an artist attempt a straight forward type of story, or a thriller, in the comics genre.

It seems that so few artists (including myself) are willing to think of comics as just the most accomodating of storytelling mediums, and be bold enough to tell whatever story they want. I wanted to make movies for a long time until I realized: hey, I can make a comic and have an unlimited budget, whatever special effects I want, the best or worst actors in the world, and the ability to tell my story as slowly or fast as I want.

This comic, Monster, reminds me of why I love comics.
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Post by thirdeyeh » Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:43 pm

Is anyone else keeping up with this title? I'm on book 7 and it just keeps getting better. Urasawa really has done an amazing job capturing such a complex plot in comics form. Great for anyone who wants something completely different in comics.
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Post by thirdeyeh » Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:43 pm

Is anyone else keeping up with this title? I'm on book 7 and it just keeps getting better. Urasawa really has done an amazing job capturing such a complex plot in comics form. Great for anyone who wants something completely different in comics.
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Post by Scott Hallett » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:31 am

One of the few I still pick up. What I love is his ability to pull you into the lives of incidental characters. So you learn to quickly care about the young man trying to relate to his estranged father, not even realizing it's role in the grander part of the story. Very well written, and the art is spot on.

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