Comic Comments: Big Man Plans

BigManPlans

Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Eric Powell / Tim Wiesch
Artist: Eric Powell

Issues (Status): 4 Issues (Complete)
Collected Trade: Yes (released 17th Dec 2015 – Amazon)

Previous Comic Knowledge Required: Completely Standalone

Basic Synopsis: At its heart this is a dark tale of revenge, proving that nobody should be underestimated when they have been pushed too far.

My Thoughts: When I started reading this series, I had no idea what it was about.

I was pulled in by the cover of the first issue that shows ‘Big Man’ on the cover in military gear with a machete and a necklace of body parts. That was a good sign that this was going to be very different to most of my normal reading list that is heavily superhero based.

I was rewarded for my curiosity with one of the most interesting and dark little tales I have read in while. Hell, you know you are in for an interesting run when you see how he tips the barman that was taking the piss out of him for being a little man, and that shit happens within the first 5 pages of issue one.

Despite never actually learning Big Man’s actual name the series does an incredibly good job of filling you in on his backstory, keying you in to everything you need to know, to understand exactly how he got to the point where towards the end he is scalping his home town sheriff. While the violence is gruesome, he not is truly evil. Nobody who receives his sadistic brand of vengeance is undeserving, and even the parts of the story where he is sparing people carry weight in a wonderful way.

The ending does leave it open for Big Man to return in another series at a later date and as long as the writing stays as solid I am in now way opposed to that, but would be equally as happy to see this be a one and done series.

Recommendation: Grab a copy of this at some point, its well worth a read

Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast 11th June 2013: The PEBKAC Episode

Well last episode proved that recording these things on Google Hangouts are the way to go with recording this thing – however that is only the case if my Co-Hosts could get their shit together.

However aside from a few technical issues we had a good laugh recording this episode, which is kind of the point and got the slate cleared before E3

For the list of all topics covered you can look at the Google Doc on this link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1whU_7ddFAfe1p0-z9GO0Fkoo7qpTSsOPbZN8zavWSIQ/edit?usp=sharing

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Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast 17th May 2013: Google Hangouts are actually useful

Life is a pain, getting in the way of Podcasting for quite a while now. However we finally decided to take a punt on google hangouts as a way to do these things and I am actually impressed with the quality – I think things might become more regular now!

In this episode we cover a series of topics , including the Daredevil Netflix series, Konami going batshit crazy, RockBand & Guitar Hero making a return and a bunch of other stuff.

As soon as we know when we are next recording we will announce it in advance, if we are using Hangouts people may as well join in in the chat.

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Archive Dive 015: Prison Architect (Part 4)

Something around here is starting to smell, oh its the inmates! Day 4 of the running of this prison and I realise I never built a shower room or even gave them any windows. Trying to fix this is where things start to go wrong.

At least one escape happens when I knock a door hole into the cell wall without first building the room to keep them in. Then it all kicks off in the Yard leaving one prisoner bleeding to death. This is not even to mention all the things starting to break and flood the cells.

It is then that I finally realise that I missed a large feature of the game.

With that I decided that this Archive Dive has to come to an end, however this is one of the games I feel I could play a lot more of – so decided that a secondary series where I go into more depth on the games I enjoy – I will start these alongside the next Archive Dive

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Archive Dive 014: Prison Architect (Part 3)

So with the basic shell complete, it time to hire us some staff and get our first load of convicts in.

Things seemed like they were finally under control, even with the extra confidence to expand my holding cells and provide the staff with a much needed break room.

What could possibly go wrong unless my guards put all of the new intake into the smaller of the two cells and keep letting them through unsecure staff doors?

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Archive Dive 013: Prison Architect (Part 2)

So with the job done at the Intro prison, it was time to branch out and set up one of our own.

This was where it all started to go so very wrong, so many options available to me, so many things that have to be done – and top that off with a timer ticking away to the arrival of my first wagonload of prisoners.

Thank god for the pause option and the planning tools.

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