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Anyone read Scud?

jabrams007jabrams007 Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Graphic Violence
Hi, I saw that my local comic shop recently got in Scud: The Whole Shebang which apparently collects the entire run on this comic. I've always heard of Scud, but have never read it and am interested.

What's it about? How is it? Is the Whole Shebang volume worth getting?

Thanks in advance!

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Oh shit, I gotta pick this up. I love Scud, though I didn't find it until after it was already done, so I wasn't able to find all the issues for a reasonable price.

    Now they just need to collect the spinoffs.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I'm having a hard time deciding whether or not to buy the Whole Shebang, since my familiarity with the character is nil. It seems funny enough when I skim through, but I don't know if the narrative will hold up over that many pages.

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Well, if you're looking for a cohesive, coherent, plot driven narrative, well there's not one. Really it's just lots of zaniness and weird shit happening. You really have to love the absurd to enjoy it.

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    GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    We talking Dr. McNinja level absurdity? Or higher?

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2008
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    We talking Dr. McNinja level absurdity? Or higher?

    at one point scud (a robot) loses his arm, so he temporarily replaces it with a human one while waiting for a factory replacement. or at least, he thinks it's human. turns out it's actually a werewolf arm and during the full moon it wolfs out, taking over scud's mind and causing him to quote shakespeare.



    for example.

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    jacripejacripe Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    That book is finally out! MUST ORDER!!!

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    GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Servo wrote: »
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    We talking Dr. McNinja level absurdity? Or higher?

    at one point scud (a robot) loses his arm, so he temporarily replaces it with a human one while waiting for a factory replacement. or at least, he thinks it's human. turns out it's actually a werewolf arm and during the full moon it wolfs out, taking over scud's mind and causing him to quote shakespeare.



    for example.

    I do believe I'm going to have to buy this.

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    We talking Dr. McNinja level absurdity? Or higher?

    It's actually odd you compare it to Dr. McNinja, because both of them involve Ben Franklin, but in SCUD he's a voodoo priest.

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    GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    We talking Dr. McNinja level absurdity? Or higher?

    It's actually odd you compare it to Dr. McNinja, because both of them involve Ben Franklin, but in SCUD he's a voodoo priest.

    That's it, I'm buying this.

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    TrevorTrevor Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Amazon says it doesn't come out until August 6th, but they then price it at only $20 for the paperback. I will most definitely acquire this, I've been interested in the character but never picked anything up before.

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2008
    it's out now if you wanted to go to a comic store

    amazon doesn't get trades until like two weeks after they come out normally for some reason

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    If it's $20 on Amazon, I'm sold.

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Hmm, apparently there's also a limited edition hardcover. Amazon doesn't really say what the difference is, does anybody know?

    I ask because apparently the msrp for it is 100 bucks, down to 62 on amazon.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Hmm, apparently there's also a limited edition hardcover. Amazon doesn't really say what the difference is, does anybody know?

    They had a sealed copy at Newbury Comics.

    It just looked like the same book, but in a hardcover.

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    SageinaRageSageinaRage Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yeah, apparently it's exactly the same, it's just a LIMITED EDITION

    I usually like to get hardcovers if I can, but....meh.

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    Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yeah, they were selling it for $100. Fuck that!

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Sigh. I am adding this to the "to buy when I can" list. I wish I could get it sooner.

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