- Gebundene Ausgabe: 280 Seiten
- Verlag: Boom Entertainment; Auflage: Reprint (5. September 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1936393239
- ISBN-13: 978-1936393237
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,3 x 2 x 21 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 192.425 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 3: Reason (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 5. September 2011
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Thomas Siddell is English, and resides in Birmingham. He has a day job as an animator for a video game company, and he rides the bus to work every day. He hates Boxbot. He really, REALLY hates Boxbot.
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Zunächst einmal: Der Versand durch Amazon erfolgte sehr schnell.
Der Comic ist ein Hardcover-Buch, für die kompakte Größe relativ schwer und macht somit einen sehr vernünftigen, hochwertigen Eindruck. Er kommt in einem Schutzumschlag daher, sieht aber auch ohne auf eine schlichte Art und Weise sehr schick aus. Die Buchseiten sind tatsächlich auch gebunden und nicht nur geklebt und somit auch ausreichend robust.
Zusatzmaterial ist auf den ersten Blick bis auf ein paar Skizzen und den Mini-Comic "City Face" nicht enthalten. Der Comic selbst ist auf glänzendem Papier gedruckt und die Druckqualität m. E. sehr gut.
Fazit: Wer den Webcomic gern liest, hat hier die Möglichkeit, dem Autor auf unkomplizierte Art und Weise ein paar Euronen zukommen zu lassen, indem er sich die Print-Version kauft. Ein paar Extras wären als zusätzlicher Kaufanreiz nett gewesen, wie man es von anderen Autoren von Webcomics kennt, aber die schicke Aufmachung macht einiges wett.
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Now, don't let my above comments make you think that the comedy has been replaced entirely with drama. Far from it. We still get a story with robotic cows that shoot lasers from their eyes and other such delightful subject matter. As a bonus, there is the inclusion of City Face 2 which is the "super good" story of a pigeon becoming a... human businessman? Something like that.
In terms of book quality, as in the actual hardcopy, I would say the quality is more like book one. My only complaints with the previous book was that the binding seemed like it wasn't quite as well constructed as the first. This volume I have no such complaints. The pages seem better constructed and the cloth binding is in the back (something book 2 did not have).
In conclusion: Gunnerkrigg Court is worth your time and money even if you have read it online. The hardcopy is well constructed and while in terms of "bonuses" there is little (Just sketches and some extra artwork) the story continues to improve and answers several of the major questions. At this rate, if the series continues to improve, the next book will be an achievement not just to web comics, but to literature as a whole.
In "Reason", we see our girls growing up. The book starts in the middle of their second year and gradually progresses through to the end. It's through this we see Annie attempting to set aside her shy, somewhat cold persona in an attempt to better socialize (and provide Kat with equal socializing opportunities). We are reintroduced to familiar side characters, watching them grow from mere background cutouts to flesh and blood characters. Favorites return for new adventures as we join Annie in her quests to better understand the Court and its increasingly sketchy history.
In this volume, we see the start of a separation between Annie and Kat, as marked by their respective abilities. Annie learns more about her etheric abilities, developing them from the mere ability to summon a blinker stone through using her stone for trickery, and even applying her etheric abilities in the real world. Her lessons are not limited, though, simply to knowledge of the etheric - Annie learns about friendship, love and even about her own personal heritage. Kat, meanwhile, progresses in the field of robotics and technology. Ever tech-savvy, she continues in her struggle to build Robot the perfect body. Through these challenges, she must face the truth about the Court robots and the history of her home, as well as her own understanding of technology, friendship and responsibility.
Though "Reason" contains relatively few chapters (particularly as their are two chapters that are, in fact, one story arc), it carries a lot of weight, both in terms of the revelations within its pages, as well as the clear character developments. Zimmy, Gamma, Eglamore, Jack, Parley, Smitty, Janet, Winsbury, Paz and the rest get more screen time, shifting the focus from simply our two heroines and broadening the reader's view of the Court.
Siddell's art and writing remain top-notch, ever improving as the story grows more and more complex. "Gunnerkrigg Court" is a brilliantly written story and "Reason" is no exception, taking the story through darker turns and showing the characters come out ever stronger. Any fan of Gunnerkrigg Court online will no doubt want to own this beautiful hardcover. Bonuses include a few pages of lovely sketches that demonstrate some of Siddell's drawing prowess and approach. Those who haven't read this wonderful comic should certainly get onboard.
Highly recommended, as always.
I only wish that the Internet version was updated daily instead of 3 times a week. Even then, I'm not sure how the author can produce the artwork - never mind keeping an interesting story line - at that pace.
Read the Internet version. Bookmark this product page first though, because you'll want to come back here to order the book.
The story, generally, concerns Antimony, a girl whose past is revealed through the progression of the comic, and her experiences at the peculiar boarding school, Gunnerkrigg Court.
The comic transforms really well to a book from it's original webcomic format. Volume 3 contains many of my favorite moments from this comic, and it's wonderful to see his art style take a huge leap on paper.
The printing is excellent--the pages have a really nice finish: some gloss, but not so much that it looks distracting or shiny.