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This also merits the "different and beautiful" tag, although it's very different to The First Word. It's by Warren "Transmetropolitan" Ellis, and it's a total masterpiece of modern writing. The characterisations show a depth and fullness that is pretty much unparalelled and certainly not bettered by anybody in comics today. And Paul Duffield's artwork is extraordinary in it's clean, understated detail. It was only after I'd red the whole thing twice that I reaised that every word in it's 144 episodes is diaogue. There are no boxes of continuity explanations or "Meanwhile, in another part of Gotham" plot devices, everything is dialogue, and I've never before seen that in any graphic novel. It's a staggeringly absorbing read, and to die without ever finding this would be as sad as to die without ever . . I dunno, having sex, or taking acid. If anyone is actually reading this post, then check it out, because if you discover it in say, another five years time, you'll be kicking yourself that you didn't read it when you first read that post by BadBeast. Srsly, it really is that good.
Originally posted by jayelgee
reply to post by BadBeast
You're exactly right. Different and beautiful. Like nothing I've ever seen.