When Bendis throws his characters into bad situations, sometimes its not clear what he's trying to do with them, or what he's trying to explore. Which is kind of my problem with some of the earlier parts of his run on Daredevil.Rhyo said:Yeah, it's the typical "wandery" Bendis, but it always has a direction and, what's rarer in his writing, a POINT. He likes to throw his characters into bad situations and see what happens, and sometimes what happens is fairly unclear and pointless (or, worse, unbelievable) but not so in ALIAS.
I think an important piece of information to add here if you're going to 'answer' the worth of Alias with a question is to take note of another thing:Rhyo said:So the maybe comes in here as - do you want to read a series of books about a dysfunctional, self-loathing PI who used to be a fringe superheroine - never quite famous or a member of any group?
I never saw this thread. If I had got to it in time I would have said definitely but the Omnibus (which I assume TOG was talking about) is out of print and costs and arm and a leg - Amazon has them used, 3rd party for around $220.
Definitely one of my favorite books ever.
It really is. Granted I don't own the omnibus....but the story and how well it flowed into current 616 continuity still astounds me.
I bought the first volume in WWDallas. i can't find anything else beyond that. what gives?
Man, I just read this again. I forgot how much I loved it...
That's how this series is.
It's a truly great read, then you put it away on your shelf and you barely even look at the book's spine for almost a year. In the meantime, you piss on Bendis' mediocre work and then you decide to read Alias because you can't remember just how Jessica and Luke hooked up....and then it hits you:
ALIAS IS ****ING AWESOME!