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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

OTHER SIDE - Guest review


Today, I turn things over to avid reader Chris Yother, and this review of the comic OTHER SIDE, by Jason Aaron and Cameron Stewart:

Sunday is comic day for me - whenever I have a moment to read on Sunday, the comics get cracked out.

Just finished "The Other Side"- a Vietnam War graphic novel I bought from you a couple months back - pretty good- heavy hitter with Dale Dye doing the intro - he is a military technical adviser on such movies like Saving Private Ryan (which he is in) and Band of Brothers.

Very well illustrated storyline was OK - a little confusing and somewhat drawn out. The end was kind of anticlimactic - if it weren't for the illustration, the story wouldn't stand on its own.

I give it a solid "B" :)) Still not 'The NAM". I can see something like this coming about in 15 years or so with Iraq - wonder how that one will shake up.

Thanks, Chris!

And any time rest of you want to send me a review, please feel free! I'm a genuinely lazy person, and will put your review up here rather than actually have to come up with something myself. Thanks!

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3 Comments:

At 11/28/2007 3:28 PM, Blogger Travis said...

I'm a genuinely lazy person, and will put your review up here rather than actually have to come up with something myself.

Is that why there's still October events on the sidebar? ;)

In all seriousness, I love the review and I think it'd be great if you had more! I'll see what I can come up with...

 
At 11/28/2007 7:36 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

travis - I will clean up the sidebar REAL SOON I promise. Yep.

Oh, and we accept reviews from anyone, so bring it on! Except Mike. No reviews from Mike.

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At 11/28/2007 8:45 PM, Blogger Currahee Chris said...

Wahoo!! I feel so famous!! :)))

I did enjoy the comic- not sure if that got through or not, just some minor hiccups along the way there. The mix of violence was suitable in the comic- I sometimes grimace with these war comics that they will be overly graphic but I felt the violence really helped to accentuate the horror of war and didn't turn it into some kind of hack and slash slayer flick.

Honestly, I waited several months to read it- I got backed up at work and then picked it up and read intermittently. I got worried that it was going to be some kind of US Bashing book but it isn't. I even went to Cameron/Stewart's website to read some more of their blog on their trip to Viet Nam. While somewhat "Anti USA" it was an interesting look at the progress of the Vietnamese nation.

 

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