Stray Bullets Volume 1 Hc Innocence of Nihilism

Stray Bullets Volume 1 Hc Innocence of Nihilism➵ [Reading] ➷ Stray Bullets Volume 1 Hc Innocence of Nihilism By David Lapham ➪ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk For the first time ever, the complete award winning first arc of Stray Bullets in paperback Follow the lost lives of people who are savagely torn apart by events beyond their control The innocent worl Volume 1 PDF/EPUB æ For the first time ever, the complete award winning first arc of Stray Bullets in paperback Follow the lost lives of people who are savagely torn apart by events beyond their control The innocent world of an imaginative little girl is shattered when she witnesses Stray Bullets PDF/EPUB ² a brutal double murder An introverted young boy on the verge of manhood gets a lesson on just how far is too far when he falls for a needy woman who lives life in the fast lane Or party with a pair of low rent hoods Bullets Volume 1 eBook ✓ who learn what is really important in life just when they shouldn t And even learn the story of the most infamous gangster who ever lived, Amy Racecar, who talks to God, lunches with the President, and just may be responsible for the end of the world These are some of the tales that will rip out your guts and break your heart. So I started maybe five years ago but had never finished this volume of Stray Bullets, a pulp fiction series from the nineties, not fully appreciating the art at the time I was probably reading some stuff that waspolished,stylized, such as 100 Bullets or Sin City, at the time , but some conversation here nudged me to check it out again and I felt very differently this time about it It reminded me right away of the also nineties over the top gutter violence of Tarantino s Pulp Fic So I started maybe five years ago but had never finished this volume of Stray Bullets, a pulp fiction series from the nineties, not fully appreciating the art at the time I was probably reading some stuff that waspolished,stylized, such as 100 Bullets or Sin City, at the time , but some conversation here nudged me to check it out again and I felt very differently this time about it It reminded me right away of the also nineties over the top gutter violence of Tarantino s Pulp Fiction with that dollop of punch in the face shock, too and Criminal, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, with its various threads that weave together in later volumes David Lapham s Volume 1 The Innocence of Nihilism which collects the first seven issues was awarded an Eisner for Best Writer Artist back in 1995 The art feels like fifties sixties comics pulp, as Pulp Fiction did film pulp, though the film is in glossy Technicolor and I see now how Strayham s black and white smudgy art fits well with the underclass themes Most of it takes place in urban Balti.The first issue sets the table for the feast of bloody raw meat you will devour against your will Set in rural California, it s a bad night for a guy and his younger accomplice, where the goal is to get rid of a body, but somehowof these bodies seem to accumulate for them, to an almost ludicrous point Joey is one scary naive character, a kind of Lenny Of Mice and Men out of control You don t want him to pet your rabbit.It s Lapham s younger characters that initially get under your skin Orson, the eighteen year old nerd new high school grad who meets an older woman who wants to seduce him, gets involved with her seedy drugged out criminal life, dragging him down into the sewer young Beth, clever and sometimes capable of violence, a survivor Virginia, a little girl who witnesses a murder, and then things keep getting worse for her Lots of sad abandoned kids living in rudderless squalor, parent less lives.One story person doesn t seem initially to quite fit Amy Racecar, a girl from the far future who sees God and is so bad she eventually destroys the world The whole fifties space pulp thing, a different genre, makes me curious I was initially put off by it, it was so weird compared to the other criminal settings we encounter.Well, I won t be bored for the next year, as I understand there are maybe 1200 orpages to read of this stuff Why not It s tricky to talk about Stray Bullets without acknowledging Tarantino s Pulp Fiction, which came out the year before Stray Bullets debuted in 1995 The clever dialogue, likeable criminal characters, and violent, interlocking stories must ve felt derivative like the million Tarantino copycats that popped up in his wake And yet Stray Bullets is its own thing It shares only superficial similarities to Tarantino s masterpiece and possesses notable differences to make it stand out separately Inn It s tricky to talk about Stray Bullets without acknowledging Tarantino s Pulp Fiction, which came out the year before Stray Bullets debuted in 1995 The clever dialogue, likeable criminal characters, and violent, interlocking stories must ve felt derivative like the million Tarantino copycats that popped up in his wake And yet Stray Bullets is its own thing It shares only superficial similarities to Tarantino s masterpiece and possesses notable differences to make it stand out separately Innocence of Nihilism collects the first seven stories in the series It opens in 1997 where a couple of lowlifes are looking for a spot to bury a body before things go to hell and they shoot up a diner From that explosive beginning, we re thrown back to 1977 where we meet Ginny, a young girl who witnesses a brutal murder in an alleyway The stories then jump ahead to different years, 1980, 81, and 82, featuring new characters like Spanish Scott, a charismatic killer, and Orson, a high school kid whose entrance into adulthood is something of a shock Pulp Fiction took place over a day or two while Stray Bullets is set over at least a couple decades Also, while I admire Tarantino s work, I don t think he writes real characters they always come off as cartoons, so that when something emotional happens to them, it never affects the viewer With David Lapham s stories, you do feel an emotional connection with some of the characters, especially with Ginny, who we see change after seeing the murder Ginny s mind begins to unravel, her relationship with her mother falls apart, she tries running away, she stabs a kid at school with a pen, and then we see her beloved father contract cancer It s a rich, powerful arc that makes me hope we seeof her in later volumes of the series And then there s Amy Racecar if ever there s a story in this collection to distance himself from Tarantino comparisons, it s this character Set in the 31st century, Amy meets God who tells her the truth behind human existence She spends years in bed with this knowledge until a truth machine gets it out of her and the information brings down the world s governments Amy becomes the world s greatest thief and most sought after woman until she blows up the world I suppose Amy s criminal element ties her story thematically to the others, but otherwise what an unexpected and quite brilliant break in the book In fact, all of the stories do away with expectations as they go on Ginny s second appearance, the Bonnie Clyde story, where she decides to hitch a ride west and gets picked up by a pervy old dude makes you think, uh oh, she s a 10 year old girl on her own and she s gonna have to fight off a sicko s advances and then you read the ending which completely flips the story around The characters are fully realised and fascinating, the stories are equally compelling, the artwork is very accomplished and expressive, and it all comes together perfectly as a whole in this book Stray Bullets transcends its genre and comparisons to similar works to become an absolutely amazing and singular title with its own identity I d recommend this one to every adult comics reader, unless you re sensitive to violence Cool beans, David Lapham This is an amazing first volume I love the structure of the book, with its kaleidoscope focus on some many characters in some many timeframes More than once I found myself flipping back and forth to make sure I understood the connections The storytelling is also very strong, with most of the issues ending with rather shocking moments of the sort that atraditional comic would be afraid to include, because they d create too much change.But the interconnections aren t just critical for thi This is an amazing first volume I love the structure of the book, with its kaleidoscope focus on some many characters in some many timeframes More than once I found myself flipping back and forth to make sure I understood the connections The storytelling is also very strong, with most of the issues ending with rather shocking moments of the sort that atraditional comic would be afraid to include, because they d create too much change.But the interconnections aren t just critical for this arc, Innocence of Nihilism sets up years decades or storytelling Some of these stories look like they re incomplete, but they re focused on really long term storytelling 1 is the furthest forward the series has ever been, which means that it s probably the frame that we ll return to in the end It also offers a look at an adult Joey 2 is the secret origin of Ginny 3 details the party that s a foundational event for the extended Sunshine Roses arc decades later and it also introduces Beth, Nina, Rose, young Joey, and lotsof our characters , then 5 follows that up with Orson and his relation to Rose in the same time period.It s all of these characters that really make the volume In particular, this is Ginny s story, as she s beset by too much young tragedy However, we also get an interesting focus on Joey and his mother Rose As we see these young people grow up, it s easy to reflect upon what we learn by what we see.The one issue I didn t love was 6, with Amy Racecar It s a wacky and violent future story that only gains context when you realize that it must be a story written by Ginny Read in that context, it has some additional weight and even sets up some things in issue 7.Overall a very readable and rereadable comic 4 1 4 stars A bit like Brubaker s Criminal series Each issue is a separate story that is loosely connected to the other issues Characters recur and the timeline jumps around between the late 70s and the 80s It centers on a community of street criminals and a little girl who s life is wrecked because of them.Very dark stuff Some of the stories are quite good, but the Amy Racecar issue throws everything off It seems to take place in the same world but it s grimly farcical instead of just grim It doe A bit like Brubaker s Criminal series Each issue is a separate story that is loosely connected to the other issues Characters recur and the timeline jumps around between the late 70s and the 80s It centers on a community of street criminals and a little girl who s life is wrecked because of them.Very dark stuff Some of the stories are quite good, but the Amy Racecar issue throws everything off It seems to take place in the same world but it s grimly farcical instead of just grim It doesn t fit.The black and white art is hit or miss Sometimes the starkness really serves the story and other times it s confusing 2nd read I liked itthis time through Some of the endings are phenomenal, unexpected but organic.Still not a fan of the Amy Racecar story At least the pictures were neat This collection of tales stretches from the morbidly retarded to the why you gotta be so depressing, yet the storytelling and sequencing sometimes show genuine talent The portrayals of low lifes and shitty family dynamics are a little too real, with all the good time chunks thrown out and replaced with basic bareboned black humor Theinteresting stories tie together the same loose company of strangers think Tarantino s Pulp Fiction, do doubt an inspiratio At least the pictures were neat This collection of tales stretches from the morbidly retarded to the why you gotta be so depressing, yet the storytelling and sequencing sometimes show genuine talent The portrayals of low lifes and shitty family dynamics are a little too real, with all the good time chunks thrown out and replaced with basic bareboned black humor Theinteresting stories tie together the same loose company of strangers think Tarantino s Pulp Fiction, do doubt an inspiration through various time periods, and each chapter ends super dark, or at least with a little dark high school nihilist asshole smirk In the end it s something like listening to an overeducated mall goth or a really talented high school geek Good, great, I get it guy, life sucks, and you bring your point home masterfully But I think I d rather spend my next evening watching a rerun of Scrubs than with a negative nelly like you again Stray Bullets gives me a lot of anxiety So much so that when I first started reading this volume in June, I had to stop halfway into the book, I was so unnerved by the stories But I finally picked it up again today and finished it.I have to say, it s an incredibly written book The plots are very tight and tense, the art is moody, it s all great stuff But the stories themselves are absolutely miserable and depressing, it s the noir iest of noir comics out there And it seems like it only gets Stray Bullets gives me a lot of anxiety So much so that when I first started reading this volume in June, I had to stop halfway into the book, I was so unnerved by the stories But I finally picked it up again today and finished it.I have to say, it s an incredibly written book The plots are very tight and tense, the art is moody, it s all great stuff But the stories themselves are absolutely miserable and depressing, it s the noir iest of noir comics out there And it seems like it only gets darker from here.So, if you re up to it, and if you re into noir comics, chances are you re going to love it But beware, it can get you wrecked Really awesome art and stories I hope the stories becomeconnected in the following volumes Only a few of the 7 stories presented here contained the same characters I wasn t shocked by any of the violent themes, although at first they did seem to only be there to shock and entertain The later stories, however, wererestrained For a slim graphic novel this explored a lot of territory I d recommend this to fans of comics, as well as fans of violence crime stories. I didn t read this in the 90s when these comics were first released because I was experiencing my own loss of innocence and running from troubles while getting into worse ones So, this series scratches those nostalgia and regrets itches soooo satisfyingly. A collection of interesting, loosely linked stories won the Eisner Award The black and white drawings get a bit too busy on occasion but this is otherwise an engaging graphic novel.

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    EPUB is an ebook file format that uses the epub witnesses Stray Bullets PDF/EPUB ² a brutal double murder An introverted young boy on the verge of manhood gets a lesson on just how far is too far when he falls for a needy woman who lives life in the fast lane Or party with a pair of low rent hoods Bullets Volume 1 eBook ✓ who learn what is really important in life just when they shouldn t And even learn the story of the most infamous gangster who ever lived, Amy Racecar, who talks to God, lunches with the President, and just may be responsible for the end of the world These are some of the tales that will rip out your guts and break your heart. So I started maybe five years ago but had never finished this volume of Stray Bullets, a pulp fiction series from the nineties, not fully appreciating the art at the time I was probably reading some stuff that waspolished,stylized, such as 100 Bullets or Sin City, at the time , but some conversation here nudged me to check it out again and I felt very differently this time about it It reminded me right away of the also nineties over the top gutter violence of Tarantino s Pulp Fic So I started maybe five years ago but had never finished this volume of Stray Bullets, a pulp fiction series from the nineties, not fully appreciating the art at the time I was probably reading some stuff that waspolished,stylized, such as 100 Bullets or Sin City, at the time , but some conversation here nudged me to check it out again and I felt very differently this time about it It reminded me right away of the also nineties over the top gutter violence of Tarantino s Pulp Fiction with that dollop of punch in the face shock, too and Criminal, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, with its various threads that weave together in later volumes David Lapham s Volume 1 The Innocence of Nihilism which collects the first seven issues was awarded an Eisner for Best Writer Artist back in 1995 The art feels like fifties sixties comics pulp, as Pulp Fiction did film pulp, though the film is in glossy Technicolor and I see now how Strayham s black and white smudgy art fits well with the underclass themes Most of it takes place in urban Balti.The first issue sets the table for the feast of bloody raw meat you will devour against your will Set in rural California, it s a bad night for a guy and his younger accomplice, where the goal is to get rid of a body, but somehowof these bodies seem to accumulate for them, to an almost ludicrous point Joey is one scary naive character, a kind of Lenny Of Mice and Men out of control You don t want him to pet your rabbit.It s Lapham s younger characters that initially get under your skin Orson, the eighteen year old nerd new high school grad who meets an older woman who wants to seduce him, gets involved with her seedy drugged out criminal life, dragging him down into the sewer young Beth, clever and sometimes capable of violence, a survivor Virginia, a little girl who witnesses a murder, and then things keep getting worse for her Lots of sad abandoned kids living in rudderless squalor, parent less lives.One story person doesn t seem initially to quite fit Amy Racecar, a girl from the far future who sees God and is so bad she eventually destroys the world The whole fifties space pulp thing, a different genre, makes me curious I was initially put off by it, it was so weird compared to the other criminal settings we encounter.Well, I won t be bored for the next year, as I understand there are maybe 1200 orpages to read of this stuff Why not It s tricky to talk about Stray Bullets without acknowledging Tarantino s Pulp Fiction, which came out the year before Stray Bullets debuted in 1995 The clever dialogue, likeable criminal characters, and violent, interlocking stories must ve felt derivative like the million Tarantino copycats that popped up in his wake And yet Stray Bullets is its own thing It shares only superficial similarities to Tarantino s masterpiece and possesses notable differences to make it stand out separately Inn It s tricky to talk about Stray Bullets without acknowledging Tarantino s Pulp Fiction, which came out the year before Stray Bullets debuted in 1995 The clever dialogue, likeable criminal characters, and violent, interlocking stories must ve felt derivative like the million Tarantino copycats that popped up in his wake And yet Stray Bullets is its own thing It shares only superficial similarities to Tarantino s masterpiece and possesses notable differences to make it stand out separately Innocence of Nihilism collects the first seven stories in the series It opens in 1997 where a couple of lowlifes are looking for a spot to bury a body before things go to hell and they shoot up a diner From that explosive beginning, we re thrown back to 1977 where we meet Ginny, a young girl who witnesses a brutal murder in an alleyway The stories then jump ahead to different years, 1980, 81, and 82, featuring new characters like Spanish Scott, a charismatic killer, and Orson, a high school kid whose entrance into adulthood is something of a shock Pulp Fiction took place over a day or two while Stray Bullets is set over at least a couple decades Also, while I admire Tarantino s work, I don t think he writes real characters they always come off as cartoons, so that when something emotional happens to them, it never affects the viewer With David Lapham s stories, you do feel an emotional connection with some of the characters, especially with Ginny, who we see change after seeing the murder Ginny s mind begins to unravel, her relationship with her mother falls apart, she tries running away, she stabs a kid at school with a pen, and then we see her beloved father contract cancer It s a rich, powerful arc that makes me hope we seeof her in later volumes of the series And then there s Amy Racecar if ever there s a story in this collection to distance himself from Tarantino comparisons, it s this character Set in the 31st century, Amy meets God who tells her the truth behind human existence She spends years in bed with this knowledge until a truth machine gets it out of her and the information brings down the world s governments Amy becomes the world s greatest thief and most sought after woman until she blows up the world I suppose Amy s criminal element ties her story thematically to the others, but otherwise what an unexpected and quite brilliant break in the book In fact, all of the stories do away with expectations as they go on Ginny s second appearance, the Bonnie Clyde story, where she decides to hitch a ride west and gets picked up by a pervy old dude makes you think, uh oh, she s a 10 year old girl on her own and she s gonna have to fight off a sicko s advances and then you read the ending which completely flips the story around The characters are fully realised and fascinating, the stories are equally compelling, the artwork is very accomplished and expressive, and it all comes together perfectly as a whole in this book Stray Bullets transcends its genre and comparisons to similar works to become an absolutely amazing and singular title with its own identity I d recommend this one to every adult comics reader, unless you re sensitive to violence Cool beans, David Lapham This is an amazing first volume I love the structure of the book, with its kaleidoscope focus on some many characters in some many timeframes More than once I found myself flipping back and forth to make sure I understood the connections The storytelling is also very strong, with most of the issues ending with rather shocking moments of the sort that atraditional comic would be afraid to include, because they d create too much change.But the interconnections aren t just critical for thi This is an amazing first volume I love the structure of the book, with its kaleidoscope focus on some many characters in some many timeframes More than once I found myself flipping back and forth to make sure I understood the connections The storytelling is also very strong, with most of the issues ending with rather shocking moments of the sort that atraditional comic would be afraid to include, because they d create too much change.But the interconnections aren t just critical for this arc, Innocence of Nihilism sets up years decades or storytelling Some of these stories look like they re incomplete, but they re focused on really long term storytelling 1 is the furthest forward the series has ever been, which means that it s probably the frame that we ll return to in the end It also offers a look at an adult Joey 2 is the secret origin of Ginny 3 details the party that s a foundational event for the extended Sunshine Roses arc decades later and it also introduces Beth, Nina, Rose, young Joey, and lotsof our characters , then 5 follows that up with Orson and his relation to Rose in the same time period.It s all of these characters that really make the volume In particular, this is Ginny s story, as she s beset by too much young tragedy However, we also get an interesting focus on Joey and his mother Rose As we see these young people grow up, it s easy to reflect upon what we learn by what we see.The one issue I didn t love was 6, with Amy Racecar It s a wacky and violent future story that only gains context when you realize that it must be a story written by Ginny Read in that context, it has some additional weight and even sets up some things in issue 7.Overall a very readable and rereadable comic 4 1 4 stars A bit like Brubaker s Criminal series Each issue is a separate story that is loosely connected to the other issues Characters recur and the timeline jumps around between the late 70s and the 80s It centers on a community of street criminals and a little girl who s life is wrecked because of them.Very dark stuff Some of the stories are quite good, but the Amy Racecar issue throws everything off It seems to take place in the same world but it s grimly farcical instead of just grim It doe A bit like Brubaker s Criminal series Each issue is a separate story that is loosely connected to the other issues Characters recur and the timeline jumps around between the late 70s and the 80s It centers on a community of street criminals and a little girl who s life is wrecked because of them.Very dark stuff Some of the stories are quite good, but the Amy Racecar issue throws everything off It seems to take place in the same world but it s grimly farcical instead of just grim It doesn t fit.The black and white art is hit or miss Sometimes the starkness really serves the story and other times it s confusing 2nd read I liked itthis time through Some of the endings are phenomenal, unexpected but organic.Still not a fan of the Amy Racecar story At least the pictures were neat This collection of tales stretches from the morbidly retarded to the why you gotta be so depressing, yet the storytelling and sequencing sometimes show genuine talent The portrayals of low lifes and shitty family dynamics are a little too real, with all the good time chunks thrown out and replaced with basic bareboned black humor Theinteresting stories tie together the same loose company of strangers think Tarantino s Pulp Fiction, do doubt an inspiratio At least the pictures were neat This collection of tales stretches from the morbidly retarded to the why you gotta be so depressing, yet the storytelling and sequencing sometimes show genuine talent The portrayals of low lifes and shitty family dynamics are a little too real, with all the good time chunks thrown out and replaced with basic bareboned black humor Theinteresting stories tie together the same loose company of strangers think Tarantino s Pulp Fiction, do doubt an inspiration through various time periods, and each chapter ends super dark, or at least with a little dark high school nihilist asshole smirk In the end it s something like listening to an overeducated mall goth or a really talented high school geek Good, great, I get it guy, life sucks, and you bring your point home masterfully But I think I d rather spend my next evening watching a rerun of Scrubs than with a negative nelly like you again Stray Bullets gives me a lot of anxiety So much so that when I first started reading this volume in June, I had to stop halfway into the book, I was so unnerved by the stories But I finally picked it up again today and finished it.I have to say, it s an incredibly written book The plots are very tight and tense, the art is moody, it s all great stuff But the stories themselves are absolutely miserable and depressing, it s the noir iest of noir comics out there And it seems like it only gets Stray Bullets gives me a lot of anxiety So much so that when I first started reading this volume in June, I had to stop halfway into the book, I was so unnerved by the stories But I finally picked it up again today and finished it.I have to say, it s an incredibly written book The plots are very tight and tense, the art is moody, it s all great stuff But the stories themselves are absolutely miserable and depressing, it s the noir iest of noir comics out there And it seems like it only gets darker from here.So, if you re up to it, and if you re into noir comics, chances are you re going to love it But beware, it can get you wrecked Really awesome art and stories I hope the stories becomeconnected in the following volumes Only a few of the 7 stories presented here contained the same characters I wasn t shocked by any of the violent themes, although at first they did seem to only be there to shock and entertain The later stories, however, wererestrained For a slim graphic novel this explored a lot of territory I d recommend this to fans of comics, as well as fans of violence crime stories. I didn t read this in the 90s when these comics were first released because I was experiencing my own loss of innocence and running from troubles while getting into worse ones So, this series scratches those nostalgia and regrets itches soooo satisfyingly. A collection of interesting, loosely linked stories won the Eisner Award The black and white drawings get a bit too busy on occasion but this is otherwise an engaging graphic novel. "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • Stray Bullets Volume 1 Hc Innocence of Nihilism
  • David Lapham
  • English
  • 14 February 2019
  • 0965328023