Project Nemesis (Comic Adaptation)

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Project Nemesis (Comic Adaptation)

Postby klen7 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:50 am

The kaiju novel Project Nemesis is being adapted into a six issue miniseries from Famous Monsters' comic imprint. Matt Frank on interiors, covers from Bob Eggleton. Sept/Oct release date

http://bewareofmonsters.com/project-nem ... is-coming/
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Re: Project Nemesis (Comic Adaptation)

Postby Gentleman » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:27 pm

Man, I so wanted to love his kaiju books, but I just can't. Nemesis and Maigo (haven't read Project 731) are, quite honestly, average at best. The stories are painfully predictable and plod along at a crawling pace, the first-to-third person POV switches are jarring, the characters are so stereotypical they are nearly archetypes. Island 731 was just the same. Robinson writes like he's transcribing a much better, but equally mindless, action movie. I'd chalk it up to a learning curve, but he's already written a ton of books so I guess it's just him. I might try Project 731 (all too often I go back to authors who disappoint me in the vain hope that this book will be the gold mine I've been waiting for), but I'm not very hopeful about it.
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Re: Project Nemesis (Comic Adaptation)

Postby klen7 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:14 pm

i read Pulse (Hydra vs Special Forces) and Instinct (Missing Links vs Special Forces).. both of them read like pulp action flicks, but I enjoyed them and there isn't much competition in the genre. I do think they would work better as big budget action flicks, so i think that would translate well to the comic medium. I'm game.
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Re: Project Nemesis (Comic Adaptation)

Postby Gentleman » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:55 am

I think that's the key to his success: lack of competition. With kaiju being very high profile in recent movies, a niche has opened up in books. His just happens to be the biggest name out there, and lightning struck.
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