Welcome to the Black Powder Red Earth Volume 1 Reloaded Edition BPRE V1 Reloaded is a re issue of the original book with new art, additional story and an appendix detailing the politics behind the scenes of the story and the jargon found within The creators reloaded this chapter exclusively to bring the artwork up to the quality bar set by the rest of the series and is the definitive edition of book 1 of Black Powder Red Earth For those of you new to the series, BPRE is the story of Special operations contractors, backed by Saudi petrodollars, wage a war of ruthless intrigue and clandestine violence against Iranian proxies and agents in the post Iraq state, Basran....
|Title||:||Black Powder Red Earth V1|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform August 24, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||72 pages|
|File Size||:||863 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Black Powder Red Earth V1 Reviews
Well written! Some contractor or military background helps to understand the why's and wherefores of the storyline. But well written non the less
As both a comic connoisseur and someone interested in military/middle eastern issues, this series seemed right up my alley. Perhaps because I had such high hopes, I had set the series up with some unreachable goals. Some things that resonated with me both positive and negative:
I ordered this because of all the art I had seen in connection with it. There seemed to be this fully developed cannon, so to speak, surrounding the series that suggested a specific attention to detail in the art, but V1 certainly contains none of that. It's page after page of talking heads in a style of art half as detailed as even the grey cover. On the rare occasion that a firearm is depicted, it's unrecognizable. When I read the other reviews I have to wonder what awesome product they got compared to what I got. I can't believe that V1 encouraged anyone to take a risk on V2 - I'm not going to. Talking heads are fine in a Tom Clancy novel when you want to get some shut eye. But a graphic novel is driven by the art, and given value in this case, by what I thought was going to be strong attention to detail and realism in the gear and firearms department. At the very least I would have been satisfied to "own" some of the really great supporting art that is seen all over the net to promote the series. I tried the digital version but I found that I personally want to hold a graphic novel, be able to examine the supporting artwork and feel like I really got something for my money. This doesn't deliver.
When it comes to a fictional portrayal of what the future of the Middle East is likely to turn into, Black Powder Red Earth is as solid as they come.
A++ could be a bit cheaper per issue but still a good read. It does go by very fast though
One of the best graphic novels I have ever read. Awesome graphics and the color look great. They got the colors right.
Starts slow before picking it up. great pictures to fit the scenes!
I have to agree with the earlier reviewer who felt that it was too short for the money. I bought the paperback for $20. I didn't find it to be very compelling up until the end, and I felt that not much was really happening up until the last 10 pages or so. A lot of the characters seem very interchangeable and it was hard at times to figure out who was who. It also uses a lot of fairly dense lingo that might take some effort to decipher for those who aren't in the industry. There is also a certain amount of fictional lingo that's made for the book that takes some effort to decipher. I would be more willing to put in the effort if I was getting really immersed in the characters and setting, but I just wasn't. It would also be helpful for readers to have a decent knowledge of local Iraq politics. I will say that it did seem to be very authentic.