Did anyone read this?
This week we are reading: Nonplayer #1 (Image) written and drawn by Nate Simpson.
Our reviewers this week are:
dEnny! - 9
This week the Alternative Review Group is reading:
#193: Lewis and Clark by Nick Bertozzi (:01 First Second, 03/02)
#194: Psychiatric Tales: Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness HC by Darryl Cunningham (Bloomsbury, 02/09)
The voting for next weeks book will begin Thursday
Our previous reviews:
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Our higest average grades so far were for Underground #1 with 9.7, Pride of Baghdad with 9.66, and Daredevil #82 with 9.64
Our lowest average grade so far Wildsiderz #0 with 2.9
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As people post the reviews, I will add your name and score to a list in the main post and at the end of the week average the scores for an overall grade on the book. We grade on a scale of 0-10, the meanings of which roughly translate to:
10 - Everything I want in a comic, an instant classic
9 - Excellent, a nearly perfect read
8 - Highly recommended but it has minor flaws
7 - Very good, it does have some problems
6 - Above average but has deep flaws
5 - An average comic
4 - Below average, the flaws outweigh the good
3 - A disappointing comic
2 - Forgettable, a waste of time
1 - Stay away!! One of the worst comics I've read
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Last edited by dEnny!; 06-04-2011 at 06:29 PM.
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Did anyone read this?
NONPLAYER #1 by Nate Simpson - I picked this up based off of Ivan Brandon's recommendation and it did not disappoint. The art was phenomenal and the story was interesting...and this is his DEBUT COMIC! I think it was an interesting take on a concept many comic readers, role players, video gamers can relate to and he developed it very well. The book isn't flawless, but it's more polished than I would have expected from a first time comic creator who is writing and illustrating. He's working without a net, but is looking brilliant while doing it.
9/10Simpson: Nonplayer follows the exploits of a mid-21st century girl who divides her time between delivering tamales for a living and slaying virtual baddies inside a full-immersion multiplayer online game called Warriors of Jarvath. When she assassinates the wife of celebrity game character King Heremoth, he reacts with an unusual amount of rage, considering he's a non-living entity. It turns out that the characters in the game have achieved sentience, and they don't like being hunted for sport. The tables are soon turned, and Dana ends up being the focus of Heremoth's vendetta.
Just read this.
Thought it was very interesting, and had gorgeous art.