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review 2017-03-17 23:46
Beautiful set up!
Wolverine/Punisher (2004) #1 (of 5) - Peter Milligan,Lee Weeks,Mike Deodato,Hermes Tadeo

This is all set up: The Punisher is tracking criminals, and will eventually get suckered into going up against Wolverine.   How?   They have him tracking down someone Wolverine is sent to track down as well.

 

Gorgeous.   Even though a lot of this is setting up Castle tracking down these criminals, it shows his will, his dedication to his methods, his patience, and his cunning.   It shows just how far he'll go to get to one man. 

 

And I'm hoping it will be explained that Wolverine is just as deadly, but to be honest, this was mostly Punisher-centric.   It was all about Castle slowly taking out cells in one man's empire, how that man escaped, where he went to, and how someone in that encampment set up Wolverine and Punisher going at each other.   

 

The settlement, Erwhone, is full of escaped criminals, and they all want to kill the Punisher for driving them into hiding away from society.   They've living in the jungle, and not quite in the style they're used to. 

 

So when Harvey Long is driven towards Erwhone, with the Punisher on his tail, everyone is excited.   Except how to keep The Punisher alive, how to drive him further to Erwhone, how to make sure he doesn't just kill Long and leave?   Make sure that those who want Long alive to testify against his former employees hire someone to make sure he stays alive.   Someone like Wolverine. 

 

Well, things are about to get interesting.  I'm going to track down and read the rest of this at some point!

 

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review 2017-03-13 08:00
Britannia
Britannia - Peter Milligan

I was pleasantly surprised by Britannia, the new graphic novel (now in trade paperback) from Peter Milligan. Recently not all my graphic novel experiences have been so good, so my expectations were not so high, but this turned out to be without reason.

Set during the rule of Nero both in Rome and in Britannia it follows Antonius Axia, who is called the first detective. He doesn’t do that much of detecting, but since he Sherlocks his way through life by being observing I guess the title is not that far off. However, it is mostly a horror story, so the detective-part wasn’t big enough for my liking. It is still quite a complete story in the limited amount of pages.

What I did like was that every issue was followed by a short essay on different aspects of the stories, like the Vestal virgins, Nero and life in Roman Britain.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2017-03-08 08:56
Britannia - Peter Milligan

It's Sherlock in a horror story set in occupied Britannia.  Not your every day comic, but somehow I couldn't get invested.

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text 2017-02-23 14:57
Reading progress update: I've read 67 out of 200 pages.
The Names - Leandro Fernández,Peter Milligan

enjoying my re-read of this diseased bit of dubious, seamy nastiness.

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text 2017-02-20 02:00
Reading progress update: I've read 6 out of 200 pages.
The Names - Leandro Fernández,Peter Milligan

I have been having a lot of fun re-reading my Milligan graphic novels, or--in the case of The Programme--having brand new Milligan weirdness experiences. I am very fond of The Names, and the art is exactly my cup of tea, so here I go again...

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