Fresh Ink Online: All New Graphic Novels!

Posted: August 6, 2010
Fresh Ink Online: All New Graphic Novels!
Fresh Ink Online host Blair Butler reviews Walking Dead Vol. 12, The Sword, Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans, and Absolutely Planetary Vol. 1 & 2.

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  • furiousgeorge

    A year ago, I had never read a comic book or a graphic novel. Then i started watching Fresh Ink and now I have a whole book case full of graphic novels and trades. I love it when you do the graphic novel segments of Fresh Ink. The city I live in doesn't have a comic book store, and the book store that does sell a few select comics and graphic novels are way over priced. A pro tip for all the people who don't have a comic book store in their city, get an Amazon Prime membership, free two day shipping. Thanks for all the great recommendations Blair.
    Also who ever does the video editing, stop doing all the jump cuts. It is really disruptive to watch and takes away from what Blair is trying to say.

    Posted: August 12, 2010 2:48 AM
  • joxer

    Blair honey, I love your reviews, but the jumpcuts on the cameras are doing me in. The second camera still up front, slightly more zoomed in isn't too bad, but the random cuts to a camera on the side that you aren't looking at are really disruptive.

    Totally agree on Locke and Key, btw. Just picked up #6 of Crown of Shadows today as my retailer missed me and had to backorder, plus #1 of the next series all in one shot. Can't wait to dive in. And the Luna Brothers always deliver as well, although I think the art (mostly character drawing portion) could use some mixing up - sometimes the characters are all just drawn the same like that Punisher artist, dang, name escapes me. I think these stand alone universes really work much better, loving the Criminal and Killer etc. as well.

    Posted: August 11, 2010 4:45 PM
  • WildBill64

    Blair was spot on about The Sword. I enjoyed the entire series, but the final volume was the big pay-off. In spite of it being about deities, it was strangely human and moving.

    Posted: August 10, 2010 11:54 AM
  • phantomzxro

    Come on blair you have to stop telling me about all these great graphic novels like planetary now i can't help but pick it up.

    Posted: August 9, 2010 1:32 PM
  • Znieh

    I felt the same way Vinzter when I saw that it was about graphic novels, but after watching it I have to say that I greatly appreciate it. I love comics but I don't know what half the crap out there is, and this really opened my eyes to some great graphic novels out there; I had never even heard of Planetary before this.

    And why have a someone else review it when we can have Blair's glowing countenance bestowed upon us once again. ;)

    Posted: August 8, 2010 10:46 PM
  • Vinzter

    First of all: not I hater...I loves me some Blair, but...

    I guess I'm alone on this, but I hate "graphic novel" weeks. It just means "here's a show we had in the can because I'm not reviewing weekly comics this week."

    Have someone else review the floppies on the weeks you're off, Blair, and post the graphic novel vid as an extra, maybe? There's gotta be at least one more comic geek at G4...

    Posted: August 8, 2010 5:02 PM
  • Fenalfarfanoon

    I made my first comment w/out watching Blair's entire review. PLANETARY is the greatest series ever. Ever. Ever.

    Okay. I'm done.

    Posted: August 8, 2010 8:57 AM
  • Fenalfarfanoon

    The ending of THE SWORD was (in a word) PERFECT. Loved it from beginning to end. Highly recommended!

    Posted: August 8, 2010 8:55 AM
  • Chalons

    Great Blair. Graphic novels give me my comic treat when the monthlies aren't much cop. I bought the Killer and the Darwyn Cooke Parker books on your recommend. They're great.

    Can't wait for you to get back into the monthlies, though.
    What do you think about what Marvel's doing with Daredevil in Shadowland?
    I really really don't like it.

    Posted: August 7, 2010 6:34 PM
  • indyjoel

    Thanks Blair. Just picked up all 4 volumes of The Sword. Looking forward to it.

    Posted: August 7, 2010 3:02 PM
  • hallaa1

    Wow, Blaire's hair looks fantastic today. I really want to check out that last collection she was talking about. I think she eluded to stealing comics on the internet hmm...

    Posted: August 7, 2010 11:14 AM
  • Pizawle

    Had to skip the first half of the show to avoid spoilers.

    Absolute Planetary 1 and 2 are next on my list along with Absolute GL Rebirth.

    Damn, I really hope all 24 issues of The Sword are collected in one hardcover. An absolute would be awesome.

    Posted: August 7, 2010 12:50 AM
  • babyfett

    Hey Blair.. How about giving some love to Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, monthlies or the new trade number 24, that has just been put out.. As well as Scott Wegner's Atomic Robo vol. 4, from Redfivecomics !!

    Posted: August 6, 2010 10:44 PM
  • JoshuaCorning

    What is Butler talking about? Where are these comic book reviews I can read?

    Posted: August 6, 2010 6:07 PM
  • kayleefan

    Wow, Absolute Planetary looks so amazing.
    Gotta go crack open the piggy bank...

    Thanks Blair!


    Posted: August 6, 2010 5:56 PM
  • Keyboardczar

    Planetary sounds like a pick up. I Loved the sword and what I don't like about most image comics is that they make their comics too fragile. When you hold them, they evaporate in your hands. The sword is Image and not dynamite entertainment. Just to let the other viewers know. Cant wait for next week.

    Posted: August 6, 2010 4:13 PM
  • yayap001

    great show this week blair, im one of those people who does not have a comic store where i live so the graphic novel additions are always my favorites, also thanks for recommending all star superman i just picked up the trade and its amazing, keep up the awesome work. ;)

    Posted: August 6, 2010 3:27 PM
  • WuggyWow

    Oh wow, that looks like its gonna be a lot of fun dude.


    Posted: August 6, 2010 2:41 PM
  • zenmastersamuraimonk

    man i gotta finish the sword.

    Posted: August 6, 2010 2:24 PM