Tuesday, April 08, 2008

You've Been Warned: Six From Sirius


I didn't understand a word, and there were plenty of words from which to choose.

3 comments:

Benday-Dot said...

The issue you picture, Six From Sirius #1, was one of the last comics I purchased before I quit in the 80's Scott. Going through my collection again a few weeks ago I paused at this issue... wanted to see the Gulacy art again I think (Good Gulacy art, or bad Gulacy art, I wondered). Flipping through the book I thought, now here is a series I'd actually like to complete, to finally read through and see what the hell it is all about. The books are cheap and I just ordered the last three issues. I'll see if I come to any enlightenment! Craig

Scott M said...

Too bad Craig - I could have sent you mine. I might not have been in the right frame of mind, but I just found it all painful to follow. Gulacy does draw some lovely stuff - but the whole enterprise is bogged down by its own ambition.

Anonymous said...

Hello. I picked up both series, I & II, for a quarter per issue back in the 80's, mainly for the artwork. I just this week got around to really reading them, and I realized why. The first series is so overloaded with BS dialog and is so touchy-feely spiritual in its plot resolution - I just never before got past the first few pages of the first issue, though the Gulacy artwork was really great. But the second series was much better, dialog was reduced or at least easier to wade through, it was more of an action story, more streamlined, and moved along well. Both series had plots that were above-par for mainstream comics, definitely, it's just that the execution/writing of the first was so much more cluttered. It took me a week to get through the first series, less than two days for the second. But both of them have awesome artwork, Gulacy really worked hard on this. I get the feeling the plot for the first was really hard to get right, but the second one practically wrote itself. I would much rather read something like this any day - a comic made by adults (though still based on sci-fantasy) doing what they want to do - than see such comics talents wasted on another stupid Batman or Spiderman story....