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Dylan Dog - Dawn of the Dead 4 years 2 weeks ago #36661

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Well, f*** it.
Seems like there's only two of us left here. sigh.
So, might as well put something weird up here.


Dylan Dog is an Italian horror comics series featuring an eponymous character (a paranormal investigator) created by Tiziano Sclavi for the publishing house Sergio Bonelli Editore. Though published in Italy, the series is mainly set in London, where the protagonist lives, though he occasionally travels elsewhere.

Dylan Dog is probably one of the most iconic Italian comic book characters, and I've been collecting the hardback reprint since 1996.
It's extremely intertwined with Italian culture and folklore, so an outside perspective will be really interesting.
I think Dark Horse published a few in English, but most of the stuff floating around are scanlations.

If you know where to look, you can find this easily. Otherwise, where there's a will, there's a way.
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Re: Dylan Dog - Dawn of the Dead 4 years 2 weeks ago #36662

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I always hear you talking about it, and finally I'll get the motivation to read it now that it's in the reading club! :cheer:

+1 karma to my ONLY friend kenjio for just being there. :)
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Well, f*** it.
Seems like there's only two of us left here. sigh...
I have only one word for everyone but the two of us....



Fuck it, anyway.
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Re: Dylan Dog - Dawn of the Dead 4 years 2 weeks ago #36663

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My opinion is -obviously- biased.

I had a chance to re-read the first chapter in one of my favourite comics of all time, and get re-introduced to many of the characters that would, for years to come, be part of some amazing (and, other, amazingly BAD) stories.

I hope at least someone gets to enjoy this.
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Re: Dylan Dog - Dawn of the Dead 4 years 4 hours ago #36857

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This is a perfect zombie tale. Too bad that, by now, we've read & seen many, many better (& worse) variants that we are sickened to death by zombies & vampires. If I had read this in 1999 (its publishing date), such thoughts wouldn't have been there.

That said, this a good book to read. The story moves fast, the simple line art conveys the emotions perfectly. I give this 3.5 out of 5.

Some musings:
* "My name is Dog, Dylan Dog". Why in hell would someone like to call himself 'dog'?
*The nudity was not required. But then, I didn't mind one bit of it.
*Are there blemishes on Mr. Dog's cheeks?
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Re: Dylan Dog - Dawn of the Dead 4 years 2 hours ago #36858

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I'm glad you enjoyed it!

The first edition of this book hit the stands in 1982 1986 in Italy, and started one of the longest and most recognizable series in Italian history.
The nudity will remain a constant, ad Dylan's character develops into something of a ladies' man. In one of the books he says something like "I fall in love a thousand times a day" - but he is cursed to never truly love anyone.

Regarding the name, I know that he was originally named "Dylan Thomas" after the poet, but I have no idea where the "dog" came from. His looks were based on Rupert Everett (who later starred in -terrible- movie based on a spin-off, Dellamorte Dellamore), so I think those are cheekbones drawn by an overzealous inker ;)
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Re: Dylan Dog - Dawn of the Dead 4 years 35 minutes ago #36861

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Sorry I've missed out on this one guys, had holidays and then some personal problems to contend with, should be back up to speed in a week or so.
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Re: Dylan Dog - Dawn of the Dead 3 years 5 months ago #38946

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kenjio wrote:
Regarding the name, I know that he was originally named "Dylan Thomas" after the poet, but I have no idea where the "dog" came from. His looks were based on Rupert Everett (who later starred in -terrible- movie based on a spin-off, Dellamorte Dellamore), so I think those are cheekbones drawn by an overzealous inker ;)

Terrible??? You must be quite mad.
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Re: Dylan Dog - Dawn of the Dead 3 years 5 months ago #38949

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Terrible??? You must be quite mad.

It's become a cult film, and for a few good reasons. From a cinematic point of view, though.. it's terrible.
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Re: Dylan Dog - Dawn of the Dead 3 years 5 months ago #38953

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kenjio wrote:
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Terrible??? You must be quite mad.

It's become a cult film, and for a few good reasons. From a cinematic point of view, though.. it's terrible.

What makes it so terrible? It was Scorsese's best movie of the year.
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Re: Dylan Dog - Dawn of the Dead 3 years 5 months ago #38955

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Scorsese praised it? well...

From a technical point of view, the acting is sub-par in most cases, the special effects are nowhere near as good as what Soavi's team is capable of, and the editing just feels.. a bit rough.. like it was done half-assed.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it greatly, but that doesn't make it a "good" film, at least not in my opinion.
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