Wednesday, November 30, 2005

I'm Your Pusher

Pimpin' time!

The Perhapanauts is a book I stumbled upon during my visit to my LCS last week. This book is a lot of fun. I won't review it, cuz I suck at critical writing, but I will link you to the press release at and tell you the book is definitely worth giving a chance.

Last post's title was a song title from:
The Turn of a Friendly Card by
The Alan Parsons Project


Blogger Dave Lewis said...

Alright, so I took your word on it, and I bought The Perhapanauts. 'Twasn't bad, I must say. Didn't knock me out flat on my ass...but it didn't need to. The actual plot itself is a little thin (especially the twist-ending, something for which I have personally high standards thanks to Mortal Coils), but the characters and the characterizations (different things) were spiffy. It read like Hellboy Lite -- which is, again, not a bad thing.

So, Jason, you have not steered your readers wrong, I'm pleased to say, nor have you shown your taste to be questionable. (Really, after Jackie, we should have no concerns about that, should we?)

I wondered, though: Was there a pre-Dark Horse edition of this series? This first issue read like a re-introduction of the concept rather than a first go at it...

December 11, 2005 11:55 AM  
Blogger Jason Copland said...

I believe there was a pre-Dark Horse book......

I think you got the same read on it as me. Hellboy Lite. But not in a bad way.

I don't usually go for artwork like this book has.... simple, flat line work with an absence of backgrounds and a relience on the colouring. I'm more of a Sienkiewicz/Guy Davis/Paul Pope/lotsa lines and shit kinda guy. But for some reason, this book really sold me.

I think ADL's observation about the characters and characterizations is correct. I want to read more about these people.

And hopefully, I will.... if Diamond doesn't drop it.....

December 11, 2005 11:20 PM  
Blogger Michael May said...

You guys both nailed my assessment of it too. I've decided to pay attention to the buzz on it while possibly waiting for the trade.

I read a lot of monster-hunter stories and I'm at the point right now where I need them to really -- as David says -- knock me flat on my ass.

December 28, 2005 7:27 AM  

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