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Nightly News 4 years 10 months ago #27259

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Reading Club for Calendar week 48 (December 2 - December 15)
Book:The Nightly News
Host:ackbarr
Publisher:Image
Creators:Jonathan Hickman (story), Jonathan Hickman (pencils), Jonathan Hickman (inker)
Genre:Crime
No of Issues:6
Age Rating:Mature
Read By:Calendar Week 50 (16th December, 2012)
Host Rating:4/5
Community Rating:3.5/5
Published:11/2006 - 6/2007
Synopsys:
As an act of violence spirals out of control to encompass the news media, a cult has emerged from the errors and retractions that have ruined careers, marriages and even lives. Under direction from his master, The Hand, under the orders of a mysterious persona The Voice, leads an army of followers, willing to die for their cause.
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Re: Nightly News 4 years 10 months ago #27261

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This book comes from a recommendation by the manager of my LCS. A few weeks back I was in the shop, purchasing the last Hickman Fantastic Four, and I was expressing my sadness at the end of a great run and that another Hickman Marvel series S.H.I.E.L.D. seemed to be in permanent hiatus. The shop's manager asked if I had read any of Hickman's independent work, and suggested that I start with Nightly News if I hadn't already read it.

I am very glad I did. The book is not your typical panel art, instead going with a infographic style of presentation and a very stylized color pallet. The infographic style is very dense and rewards the careful reader. With the US political elections in the recent past, I found the discussion of media manipulation to be timely and engaging.

This is not Hickman's best work, but its unique art style and engaging story make for a worthy read.
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Re: Nightly News 4 years 10 months ago #27267

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Looks good!

+1 karma to Mr Ackbarr for:
Posting the reading club in time
Correct formatting of the book details
Adding the poll

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Re: Nightly News 4 years 10 months ago #27275

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Sounds interesting, definitely attractive from a visual point of view (at least at first glance).

Will look forward to trying to find time to read it :) thanks!
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Re: Nightly News 4 years 10 months ago #27308

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Share should be live - sorry for the delay.
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Re: Nightly News 4 years 10 months ago #27317

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Cool, I think I'll get in on the action on this one..
(So much to read!)
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Re: Nightly News 4 years 10 months ago #27454

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I just started this and finished the first issue. This is a unique book. There is so much detail on every page that you can spend as much time as you wish. The writer knows this, and makes the captions & footnotes as witty as he can. A great start, now let me pick up the second issue & I'll report back here.
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Re: Nightly News 4 years 10 months ago #27572

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Ok..so, I've finished this. Was not at all the kind of book that I am likely to pick up on my own. So, all credit to ackbarr & the reading club for this.

Positives:
  • A unique design
  • Some great dialogues (at places)
  • Detail-packed pages
Negatives:
  • There were portions where the book dragged a bit
  • The 'twist' in the end was not needed
  • At places the art was a bit too confusing.
Overall, I was a bit...well, not satisfies=d with the book overall, and would give this a 3 out of 5. :)

p.s. @ackbarr: Time to announce next reading club's host.
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Re: Nightly News 4 years 10 months ago #27573

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It doesn't look like oraclexview has hosted a reading club. oraclexview are you interested?
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Re: Nightly News 4 years 10 months ago #27574

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ackbarr wrote:
It doesn't look like oraclexview has hosted a reading club. oraclexview are you interested?
Good choice....:)
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