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10 thoughts on “The Squidder

  1. says:

    I requested this graphic novel from Net Galley because a few of my friends checked it out and thought it was pretty good They were right.I found this to be action packed fun I liked the characters and I enjoyed the artwork quite a bit I found that I enjoyed looking at the panels from a distance rather than up close Once I got a feel for the artist, I knew in which few parts I wanted to zoom in to see the details The artwork reminded me a little bit of Impressionist paintings It all came together best when viewed from a little ways back.The story was a little confused I m not sure that s the word I m looking for These are some of the familiar themes that came to mind while I was reading The Cthulhu Mythos sort of obvious , Mad Max, Dune, riding a behemoth squid instead of a worm , Rambo made into a killing machine, but now idle , The Terminator sort of , and the Borg from Star Trek hive minds and whatnot Despite all that, I did like the idea of The Squidder, a genetically modified soldier designed to fight against the invading legions of squid I am interested to see where it will go from here.Overall, I enjoyed this graphic novel and I found it to be entertaining While not wholly original, I think it still has the potential to visit some entire...


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    First off I love Ben Templesmiths artwork, it s not clean cut panels and pristine colours, it s dark and raw, visceral, its blood and fire Something to behold, something to look at, take it in and appreciate, leave your microscope behind because you don t see stuff like this every day I got the opportunity to review this and my thanks to Netgalley IDW publishing but instead of the electronic version I ve got the behemoth Kickstarter Hardcover which is a substantial and wickedly impressive piece The artwork was everything I expected and a hell of a lot , there was extra artwork in the rear that was just phenomenal and yes I guess I am breaking down into fanboy mode Doesn t happen very often, in fact fuck the story I m just going to show some of the artwork and let it speak for itself There are many stories about the end of the...


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    Reading Ben Templesmith s The Squidder is a game of spot the reference I don t think there s a single original element to it that hasn t already been used two or three times already in much famous books or movies In some post apocalyptic world like Mad Max, The Road, The Walking Dead, I Am Legend , humans have become like crops to be harvested by flying squid monsters THE MATRIX anyone Our hero is Jack aka a Squidder, a genetically enhanced soldier like 2000AD s Rogue Trooper whose nanites cause any harm to him becomes magically healed like Valiant s Bloodshot who lost his wife and kids to the squids because losing your family counts as instant audience empathy, right Together with a female human sidekick, who s a squid mage whatever that means, the two must travel the post apocalyptic world like The Book of Eli to battle a female baddie who controls the hive mind of the squids Anyone play Starcraft This character screams KERRIGAN so much I bet Blizzard could sue and win if they wanted I swear she s even drawn like her in some panels This book elicited two emotions from me hatred and boredom When I wasn t feeling one, I was feelin...


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    2.5A hundred year old genetically engineered soldier is the humanity s last chance of survival The Earth is conquered by the great Squid and it s up to one man to deal with it The story is interesting, but the font and colours made ...


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    I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This was potentially an interesting concept, but the font and font color used made it impossible to continue past page 44 If the publisher would fix this, it will be a solid four stars.


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    4.5 Disclaimer I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Jack is a squidder, a genetically modified soldier used to battle the invading alien squid, but now a relic of the past The new world is ruled by a Cthulhu like god and an army of squid men Jack is asked to acquire a priestess of the god, but instead he decides to save her and they journey to what may be the final battle to save the earth.Jack was quite an engaging character, a wise cracking hard ass but with a gentler side that is shown through his helping the priestess, Seph, and his devotion to his dead family The other characters didn t stand out quite as much, Seph has some great scenes as well and shows herself to just as prone to violence as Jack and a total bad ass.The story itself was dark, disturbing and incredibly violent ...


  7. says:

    Excellent science fiction comic grahic novel, really like this artist style of drawing, much different from other artists, really good good story line.


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    This said H.P Lovecraft somewhere in the summary, so I obviously had to have it As far as I could tell, the main idea was that these giant spacefaring squid came to Earth and took over about a hundred years ago or so Some humans collaborate with the squid monsters and worship them, giving them a sacrifice priestess novitiate to become a conduit of half squid, half human The Squidder is actually the main guy character He was genetically engineered to fight the squid monsters in the squid war, but the humans lost and now he roams around hallucinating about his dead wife and taking on merc jobs Some crime syndicate honcho hires him to save a priestess that he the honcho kidnapped, but who was then stolen away by somebody else Despite the fact that Squidder hates squids and those who worship them, he agrees to rescue the girl because otherwise there wouldn t be a story.I started getting really bored at this point so I went to Goodreads to check out the reviews A fellow reviewer whose taste in graphic novels is excellent didn t like this either, and mentioned a scene where the priestess chick gives birth to a sword Literally So of course I had to skim ahead and find it Right So, lo...


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    The Squidder is a strange work by Ben Templesmith, but when it was all finished I liked it quite a bit I had a hard time reading some of the panels, but that might have been because I had a review copy.The Squidder is genetically modified human designed to fight off an invasion of squid like aliens from outer space He s the last of his kind, and humans have won the war, sort of, so he spends his time hiring out for mercenary type jobs He doesn t like a lot of the people he works for, but he s good at taking a tough job He rescues a weird priestess that serves the squids and this is than he can take since the squids killed his wife, but he sees a chance to rid the world of the squids once and for all He finds strange allies and enemies in this fight before it s over.The story was interesting A strange futuristic story that felt like a throwback to a Western I lik...


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    I tried to like it but I just couldn t This is my first time trying out Ben Templesmith and I appreciate his art but just not as much when coupled with his writing It has to be one or the other, I think, because together they just didn t work out If I have to work hard to get into the artwork and understand the story through the graphic panels, I also don t want to be working...


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The Squidder An Old Soldier From A Forgotten War In A Post Apocalyptic World That Has Left Him Behind Is One Of The Last Of The Legendary Squidder Legions Can A Discarded Relic With A Death Wish And A Rebellious Squid Priestess Overthrow Humanity S Tentacled Alien Overlords Ben Templesmith Returns To His Roots To Finally Do The Tentacle Cthulhu Orientated Book He S Always Promised