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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 22 February 2011
I learnt about the ABC Warriors in the "Megacity: series. Then I lost track of them. But recently I saw a preview of the new series; The Volgan War. Patt Mills (the writer) delivers a raw story set in a period of global war. And war is the main theme here so be warned; it's carnage and you can almost smell burned flesh 'n metal!! The ABC Warriors join forces to end this war for once and for all and along the way each of them tells us about their contribution in this nasty war. With these flash-backs the story unfolds and leads us towards a climatic end which is jet to come! What really blew me away are the graphics. Clint Langley has gone a step further and delivers here a masterpiece!! I haven't enjoyed a graphic novel this much since Simon Bisley's Slaine (and other work from the Biz). It's no coincidence that Mills was also responsible for the scenarios for Slaine. Clint Langley also did the artwork for the latest Slaine albums and I consider him one of the best at the moment.
I love these hardcover editions cause they have been manufactured with the highest quality standards. The colors are truly amazing, the printing is superb!!!. I ordered the second and third volume together with this first one and I'm really happy with these masterworks. They make a fine addition to my graphic novel/comics collection!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 February 2011
The Volgan War... a new episode in the ABC Warriors universe. Patt Mills (the writer) delivers a raw story set in a period of global war. And war is the main theme here so be warned; it's carnage and you can almost smell burned flesh 'n metal!! The ABC Warriors join forces to end this war for once and for all and along the way each of them tells us about their contribution in this nasty war. With these flash-backs the story unfolds and leads us towards a climatic end which is jet to come!
The artwork is truly amazing! Clint Langley has gone a step further and delivers here a masterpiece!! I haven't enjoyed a graphic novel this much since Simon Bisley's work. (It's no coincidence that my favorite albums are collaborations between Mills and the Biz) The hardcover editions have been manufactured with the highest quality standards. The colors are truly amazing, the printing is superb!!!. I ordered this second volume together with Volume 1 and 3. I'm really happy with these masterworks. They make a fine addition to my graphic novel/comics collection!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 8 February 2010
Its great to see what were once disperate story lines start to fold together to give a world view.

Its something that could only be achieved in a comic like 2000ad, which has over 30 years of story telling behind it. The Volgan War is such a story line. It links the contemporary world of Savage and the beginning of the Volgan invasion with the ABC Warriors as we know them from tales set far in the future "The Black Hole" and "Hellbringer" as well as icons such as Torqemada and Nemesis. For me, The Volgan War links our present day with 2000ad's vision of the future like no other story line can. It also shows how war transforms society, both technologically and culturally. In the same way that the cauldron of the 1st and 2nd World Wars transformed our history into the present we know today. The Volgan War is the fictional avenue from where we move from today into the bizarre and sometimes horrifying view of the future 2000ad presents us with.

So thats why im so interested in the storyline.. :)

At the beginning of the novel, the ABC Warriors are on Mars and have committed MekQuake to an insane asylum where he befriends the Volgan leader Volkahn and driven over the edge by Blackbloods taunting, helps him to escape. On hearing this, the ABC Warriors tell their tale of encounters with Volkahns forces in The Volgan War and so the story is revealed as a sequence of flashbacks from each characters point of view.

The artwork simply has to be seen to be believed. In the same way that 2000ad's art was revolutionised in the late 80's and 90's with the work on both ABC Warriors and Slaine, so it is again here. It is a mixture of real life images melded with imaginative art. It sounds like it should be rubbish, but in fact its done incredibly well and adds an anchor of realism to the fantastic scenes illustrated. Not that the art relies upon the real-life images, in fact the scene which for me was most chilling was Blackblood collecting the blood from the head of a still concious Hammerstien war droid. The expression of abject horror is very real indeed.

As for the story, having the origins of the warriors revealed, especially the mysterious Deadlock meant that I consumed the graphic novel in one unbroken read. Then I read it again. And finally I poured over the artwork of each page.

In short, its great. Go and get it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 4 October 2009
If you like ABC Warriors and/or Clint Langley's art then you can't go wrong. It also serves as a great introduction to the Warriors for those who are not familar with them and their exploits. Langley's art is beautiful as always. Even if you don't buy this book, go and look at some examples of his work. There's not much more I can add. Needless to say I can't wait for the next installment.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 11 March 2010
With his current run on the ABC Warriors Pat Mills is really starting to drive me insane. I've always thought of him as a great ideas man but only an average writer, who often seems to struggle to fit a decent story together once he's conjured up a great high concept (Metalzoic being a classic example of this). His current run on the ABC Warriors seems to be bringing out the worst in him: take away the concept (going back in time to reveal the events of the oft talked about Volgan War) and what you're left with is a seemingly unending stream of very bad puns crowbarred into the script presumably for Pat Mills' amusement.

Dodgy script aside the big draw for most people here is going to be the artwork, which is an often dazzling mix of photos and 3D models reworked in photoshop. On the whole it's as excellent as you'd expect... until there's an action scene. As soon as a fight breaks out over a series of panels the artwork suddenly falls to pieces as Clint Langly hits the Motion Blur filter and it becomes almost impossible to figure out who's doing what to whom. Often the only way to figure out what's gone on is to see who's still talking at the end - anyone who isn't is presumably dead, though who exactly killed them, and how, usually remains something of a mystery.

In short you're buying this for the artwork, not the writing, though for all the dazzle (which is the only thing most people will be interested in) Clint Langly just can't do action scenes - not with any dynamism anyway.
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on 24 July 2013
Absolutely fantastic to read this again, a great read and the perfect introduction to anyone who hasn't read ABC before.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 26 September 2010
Like with a lot of ground breaking artwork you either like it or hate it, I like it!
A lot of critisism has been leveled at Clint Langley's art work, oh and please not the correct spelling, as the last reviewer could not get it right.
I fidn the action scenes work well, you just have to look at the artwork, and he can do them just look at his other work. But It's personal choice.

So speaking personally, if you like the ABC Warriors or if you just like great artwork, get the book!
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