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The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« on: October 17, 2007, 04:26:56 PM »
Found this webcomic last night. Now I'm inspired

Tales from the Cornerstone: The Midnight Shift

I'm so gotta get 10KB AND The Crucible

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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 10:09:48 PM »
Found this webcomic last night. Now I'm inspired

Tales from the Cornerstone: The Midnight Shift

I'm so gotta get 10KB AND The Crucible

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Thanks for that. It looks interesting, if a bit too Manga like for my personal tastes. Do you mind if I add it to the Modern Fantasy thread?

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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 12:11:58 AM »
I'd call the art style skater-punk, actually.

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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2007, 11:39:32 AM »
Found this webcomic last night. Now I'm inspired

Tales from the Cornerstone: The Midnight Shift

I'm so gotta get 10KB AND The Crucible

"Slippery" Jim
Thanks for that. It looks interesting, if a bit too Manga like for my personal tastes. Do you mind if I add it to the Modern Fantasy thread?

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Be my guest.

The art is OK, I like the plot so far but I love the setting.

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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007, 11:49:28 AM »
I keep expecting Anita Blake to show up

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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007, 11:59:42 PM »
I keep expecting Anita Blake to show up


I keep running into Anita refurences, I guess I really ought to read the first few of the series, especially since they are set around here (St Louis)
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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2007, 03:53:59 PM »
The first few Anita Blake are quite good, but eventually it devolves into rather uninteresting pornography. I haven't read any of the recent ones, having been very much annoyed by  Book 8 - Blue Moon. :-\

The strip actually reminds me more of The Hollows series by Kim Harrison. I can see something similar taking place in The Hollows, the area of the city where the supernaturals are segregated. There are moments when I want to take the main character, shake her, and yell 'what are you, stupid? Don't do that!'

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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2007, 05:52:52 PM »
After seeing Greg Horn's cover for Anita Blake #1 I expected something along the lines of
"hot-chick-killing-vampires"  :P. It seems I was mistaken.
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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007, 06:50:36 PM »
After seeing Greg Horn's cover for Anita Blake #1 I expected something along the lines of
"hot-chick-killing-vampires"  :P. It seems I was mistaken.

No, you were on the right track. That's exactly what you get for about 4-5 volumes. Edward is one of the coolest assassin characters I've ever encountered (took up killing supernatural bada$$es because humans were too easy) and up through the volume he gets to headline its fairly solid text, but after a while it became more about the franchise than the sensibility of the world. First couple are entertaining though.
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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2007, 08:47:14 PM »
If you want a more visual representation of the Anita Blake stories, Marvel has been doing graphic novel adaptations. Volume #1 is available now.
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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2007, 10:01:58 PM »
Um, that might not be a good idea - see here.

Sims did more "Annotated Anita Blake" after that, but he's also mentioned the comic in his regular reviews. These guys were so hard-up for good reviews that they quoted one of those posts as endorsement.

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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2007, 02:45:50 AM »
Hehehehehe  ;D

However, to be fair there's so many ways they could have given that book worse art than by using an Image fanboy.

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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2007, 06:39:35 AM »
I'm not claiming that it is good, only that it is there.  I was never able to get into reading the novels.  I seem to not be able to get into the stories.  I seem to get a disconnect with a lot of female authors.
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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2010, 03:15:42 PM »
a better showing of this type of story is in Demon City Shinjoku....way better.

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Re: The Midnight Shift: 10KB meets the Crucible
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2010, 11:05:58 PM »
A similar webcomic, though with more of a film noire vibe than street, is Hanna is Not a Boy's Name.

I really wish that Cornerstone was still running. :(

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