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  • Well, I got really excited for this one, especially after reading the premise. But then reading further I got less excited. Character development is something I usually always think of as important and well the way you describe it here is something that I would have trouble with. That said, looking at the art, and some of the strengths that you mentioned further on, this still is one that I think that overall I could still enjoy. This one is a maybe for me! Thanks for sharing!😀

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    • I too was superbly intrigued, especially when he co-wrote Monster (I know you’re a fan of that one too!). I’m hoping that the second volume will have much more depth added to these characters though. At least it’s still loads of fun! Thanks for reading, Michel! 😁

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  • So, if the artist is korean, does that make this manwha and not manga? Or is it the lead creator who determines which it is? I’m not a fan of the manwha style, but then, I’ve only experienced 2 series, so I’m not exactly an expert. But with the virus angle, this is one I can’t see appealing to me anyway.

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  • Focusing on facial expressions for cell frames in a comic is a bit disturbing and boring at the same time. I recently reviewed a comic hard back for Stephen King’s The Stand: Captain Trips Vol 1, and it had some just plain weird facial expressions and to top the other aspects of the cell frames in the comic were not creative enough, in my opinion to give me the escapism feel. Not sure if the artist meant it to be funny, but it just came across as strange and confusing. There are so many ways to be creative in a cell frame of a comic and facial expressions, as we have seen here, probably ain’t it! =D

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  • The art didn’t call out to me but the premise did. It sounds like it could be such a great story with all the myths we are already aware of. I’m sad to hear that it all didn’t tie in as well as one would expect.

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  • Interesting. I wonder how much collaboration there was between the author and artist and whether the two being from different cultures added anything to the story.

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    • I wondered the same! Especially when Koreans also have their own kind of manga called manhwa. But, just with the story here, you can tell that they wanted to really break out of the “Japanese” culture to explore all kinds of regions of the world! 😂

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  • Oh wow. OK so this one can be difficult. On one hand, the art is superb, on the other, it lacked in characterization. So my question to you, my friend – which one would you prefer when reading a manga? Also, please share some of your photography skills! How did you take those beautiful pictures without any sort of reflection on it?! Mine sucks, big time! lol

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    • I think I’ll always be a story/character-first kind of guy. Any GOOD writing can make any art seem good! 😉 And it being a visual medium, it’s important to me that the best comics/manga/etc strive to tell amazing stories/characters alongside the artwork, which could also help a lot to tell the story! 😂 Yours don’t suck! 😂 Pictures of my tablet are harder to take because of the brightness of the tablet, making everything a bit more blurry, you’ll probably have to adjust the settings so your camera doesn’t focus and compensate for the wrong kinds of lighting! 😂 Otherwise, a lot of post-editing explains the final result too! 😜

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  • It had me at “international conspiracies and terrifying zombies viruses” lol! Also, I like the illustrations. I’ll add it to my TBR. Sounds like it could be a good TV show.

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  • Ooh this looks cool. I’m trying to read more Manga and I’m discovering I like horror Manga versus the cutesy Manga. I just finished the first volume of Berserk and I liked that a lot too. I’ll have to look into this.

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    • Ah yes, it was only last year that I rekindled my own love for manga and have been revisiting classics since, having completed both Bleach and Death Note so far. Berserk is one that I plan to review soon too! I’m really glad to hear that it worked so well for you though. 😀

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