As prophesied, there has been new content added in Week 2. In addition to everything else, anyone who pays more than the average (now $9.91 but if you qualified when the average was lower, you're grandfathered in) now also gets the following:
- Saga Vol. 2
- The Manhattan Projects Vol. 1
- Invincible Vol. 1
That brings the total up to 12 graphic novels or 59 issues (unless I miscounted) if you pay at least $15. There's a little under a week left to pick all this up. (And then, the trend seems to be that they'll go back to games, so quit whining).
Also, at this point I've now read most of the first round. Normally I try to talk about the things included when I'm posting about a Humble Bundle, but I didn't know any of these going in.
Saga blew me away, and the only reason I'm not more thrilled about them adding volume 2 is that in between getting the bundle and now I went and picked up the next two volumes in paperback and will probably need to add volume 1 to my meatspace bookshelves.
Chew was just my kind of off-beat humor and a style of visuals I found really, really appealing. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes on that series.
Revival was spectacular. Like Fargo meets… I don't know, but someone who's famous for doing zombies really really well. I'm going to keep my eye on that series as well.
Fatale was a bit of a surprise. I guess in PDFs you're not all that inclined to read back cover quotes until the end, so a few incongruous images aside, I didn't quite realize I was getting into some sort of Lovecraftian noir story that would probably have been rather at home in a volume of The Sandman.
East of West was interesting. It reminded me a lot of Preacher if the setting were moved from the 1990's to a batshit insane future version of an alternate history in which the American Civil War ended in a stalemate. The visuals were dynamic. There's a lot of lovely combinations of futuristic technology and 18th century facial hair, plus three of the Four Horsemen of the apocalypse as darling snot-nosed kids. What's not to love?
Lazarus seems to be on the path to being an exciting sci-fi war story set in a feudalized (I'm guessing that's not a word, but you all can figure out exactly what I mean, so I'm sticking with it) futuristic California. Wealthy entrepreneurs tallying up their serfs, making polite conversation while plotting to destroy each other, interfamily intrigue, and a handful of impossible superbeings holding way too much influence, so just like modern-day California, right?
I haven't read Morning Glories yet, nor the newly added ones.
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