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    Default Pipeline - May 20, 2014

    Augie takes a look at "the most Warren Ellis comic of 2004," and the McSpidey Chronicles continue with the web-slinger on an adventure in Chicago.


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    I found New Maps of Hell to be a huge disappointment.

    The dialogue was great, but the story was so decompressed to the point where it felt like nothing had actually happened.

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    I want to like Warren Ellis, but there are two things about him I've never been able to get around:

    1) Like Joss Whedon, most of his characters speak in the same style of dialogue, which happens to sound a lot like the writer.

    2) I think he comes up with some neat sci-fi ideas, but he tries to dress them up with a lot of big words and real-world concepts to make them seem more sophisticated than they are. The stories around the simple ideas are good enough that they don't need the dressing.

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    I agree with the decompression. Maybe reading it in one sitting makes it feel better? I imagine it would have been frustrating to have read it from month to month when it originally came out. As a speedy read through the whole thing at once, though, it's somewhat more acceptable.

    Oddly enough, I have the original issues. I must have bought them as they came out at the time. I don't remember ever reading them, though. Maybe I did. I have no idea.... Probably not a good sign.

    -Augie

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    I only read it in TPB as well - and I'm not normally bothered by decompression. I just felt this one took it too far.

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