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Multiplex Book 1 [Reading] ➶ Multiplex Book 1 By Gordon McAlpin – The cinema loving and customer weary staff of the local movie theater star in thispremiere collection of the webcomic Multiplex which features the series' first 102 strips Showcasing a uniue blend The cinema loving and customer weary staff of the local movie theater star in thispremiere collection of the webcomic Multiplex which features the series' first strips Showcasing a uniue blend of comedy and drama with real world film commentary and criticism this compilation also includes than bonus comics character bios and an all new exclusive page preuel story set on the opening night of Star Wars Episode III—Revenge Multiplex Book PDF/EPUB ² of the Sith.

10 thoughts on “Multiplex Book 1

  1. David R Y David R Y says:

    I think this must have been my third or fourth read through of the material in Multiplex Enjoy Your Show but it was by far the best experience yet Something about holding a psychical object created a new excitement as I flipped page after page From the moment I saw the cover I was already blown away and how different McAlpin's drawings looked Maybe there's some tricks going on but the cover definitely felt like it had some depth to it that you would never get on a computer screen yet I'm looking at you 3D monitors Anyways the new material was a very well done slice of life preuel that just makes you smile at characters you've spent however many years getting to know or for those uninitiated are just starting to know That's one of the better parts about Multiplex the characters Its not all about gags or one liners but getting to somehow peek into the Multiplex 10 Cinemas and hang out with the staff Full disclosure I'm a little biased from working in a Theater for two summers Oh but the absolutely best part the Book 1 tag that hints at future volumes

  2. Jesse Jesse says:

    Awesome I've been reading this strip online wwwmultiplexcomiccom since about 2006 You really get to see Gordon McAlpin's writing and art grow in the course of these strips The bonus material is fantastic and well worth the wait Plus it was just nice to go back and revisit these old strips but be able to hold them in my hands while I did it And just on a format note I do wish this was available as a Hardcover That being said though its is probably the best constructed Trade Paperback I've ever purchased I hope it last for awhile cause I am going to be loaning this thing out for sure

  3. David David says:

    25So I want to preface this by saying I'm not much of a comicsweb comics guy Typically it's just not my medium of choice Also I think McAlpin's brand of humor just isn't my style either though I do appreciate some of his satire So if I rate this kind of low it my be of a reflection of personal preference than any criticism of the uality of McAlpin's work Other people are going to like this than I and that's fine Things that I do like though I like the character dynamics I think there's some real depth there Jason for instance comes off initially as a grumpy movie snob at first but as Devi notes in the the second anthology once you get to know him you start to see that he isn't just one dimensional Kurt's costumes are funny and aren't just a gag; they show off a genuine side of Kurt namely his love of props and movie effectsI also like Gordon's commentary throughout the anthology I think it adds value to the reading experience and offers some interesting insights into the process into McAlpin's thoughts and intentions for the strip and into little details that I otherwise wouldn't have noticedAnd I like the art From what I gather it sounds like he may have received a fair bit of criticism; that the art is low uality that he's just cutting and pasting from one panel to the next etc Over the course of the anthology and on into the second one I think you can see his style develop and improve which is further highlighted by his commentary He makes a clear choicecommitment to work with this particular art style and over time it seemed to me like he really took ownership of the art developed and improved in it and decisively incorporated it into his work to achieve his goals for the strip I admire thatThat said I do like the satire and for that matter the film commentary is also interesting but as I said before the general style of humor isn't to my taste I'm not a huge fan of off color humor and innuendo; as far as humor goes it often feels like low hanging fruit Cheap Easy Often not very funny and lacking in substance McAlpin's comedic sensibilities are clearly much broader than that but there's a periodic buzz of these kinds of jokes running through the series Some people won't mind that That doesn't really interest me though To be clear this is only one facet of McAlpin's humor and it certainly doesn't command the general comedic ethos here As I said I like the satire and there's plenty of that But this is one aspect of the humor I don't really go for I'm a bit 'meh' on situational comedy too There are aspects of the humor I like and others I don't It is what it isGoing beyond that though there are times when I wonder if McAlpin's characters aren't getting railroaded Sometimes it seems like character development takes a backseat to McAlpin pushing a joke or satirizing an idea and suddenly the characters well lose their character A much prevalent aspect in McAlpin's humor has to do with stereotypes some of it has to with the demographic cohort late teens and early college agers having drama some of it has to do with race some of it has to do with the characters themselves their own personalities uirks foibles And again it makes me wonder if say despite what Devi or some other character might say Jason might just be a one dimensional jerk I'm inclined to think he's not but when I'm halfway through vol2 and Jason and Kurt are pulling the same stunts that they were in the beginningI don't know I think clearly McAlpin wants to create an interesting cast and draw them into a broader story arc This isn't just a series of static one off comics trying to make a daily punchline uota But sometimes it seems like character development may get sidelined from time to time for the sake of a particular joke or external commentary I wonder if it might have been different if I had been reading the comics as they were being published Perhaps this isn't as big of an issue for a strip a day format And maybe this is just an aspect of Gordon's humor and it's just a preference thing Reading through the anthology though alongside Gordon's commentary makes the intention for narrative progression and character development clear And I wonder if some of these jokes might end up working at cross purposes this that If Jason continues to act like a grumpy film snob was their ever anything to him like Devi said or is he just the same guy he was at the beginning? I think the answer is yes there is too him but sometimes McAlpin's humor satire commentary stereotyping may be creating obstacles for character growthFor all that though I finished the first anthology and started reading the second Recently I've been much less tolerant of continuing to read things that I think are bad or aren't enjoyable And clearly I've stuck with this one I expect I'll finish vol2 and will probably go on to vol3 after that I have some criticisms sure But at the same time a thing can have value or merit and I still might not like it I think that's an important distinction to make especially when expressing opinions about creative works like this And I also think it's important to be willing to read things that you may not be particularly drawn to or agree with I think we all need to listen to be open to looking at things beyond ourselves beyond our preferences and prejudices and try to see things from the other perspective And then to be critical of ourselves in this process to ask Do I not like this because it's actually low uality because I disagree with it or is this just my personal opinionpreference?To that end I think this is one area where McAlpin succeeds uite well He has a wide range of characters who have varying preferences values beliefs and McAlpin lets them express those ideas On the topic of film alone McAlpin's characters often disagree with each other and they talk about it They argue and debate And ultimately McAlpin allows them to have that voice even when he himself probably doesn't always agree with them And I think that's admirableSo yeah while I don't rate this very high myself I think there are certainly things here to recommend it This is no where near the conversation of a book like Jaran which I read last year; I had some serious issues with the story would not recommend it and have not plans to continue the series Some people will enjoy Multiplex a lot based on other ratingsreviews uite a few people do Some people will agree with McAlpin's ideas and choices Some people will enjoy his art than others And that's fine Is it weird to recommend a 2 star? I mean 25 Maybe Whether this is for you or not though I'll leave you to decide for yourself I'ma go finish vol2

  4. Anthony Anthony says:

    Rating 35 stars after some internal struggleMy Thoughts Because I feel like I've become friends or at least acuaintances with Gordon McAlpin through Twitter and through the crowd funding project that enabled him to bring Multiplex to print form I had the urge to just paste a 5 star rating onto this But that wouldn't be an honest assessment of the book and I'm sure Gordon would rather have an honest review than a kiss assflattering oneSo why 35? Because I've grown so accustomed to where McAlpin's webcomic is currently at that looking back at the earliest strips is a bit jarring There's a little bit of rough edge to a portion of this book McAlpin hits his story telling stride towards the end of this volume and really comes into his own in the strips that I presume will someday form Book Two If I were reviewing the webcomic in full I'd give it 4 stars for sure possibly 45 But honesty compels me to recognize that at this early point in the series 2005 McAlpin was still finding his way into his story pacing his characters and his artAnd I do honestly enjoy the characters I see parts of myself in several of them I mean hey I am still a pop culture geek and occasionally a bit of a snob and a bit of a hopeless romantic as well and even so I see uite a few of the twenty somethings I know in the characters as well I've enjoyed over the last few years of the webcomic watching them grow watching the cast expand and diversify and watching Gordon's art improve and change to fit the type of story he's telling

  5. Mike Aragona Mike Aragona says:

    I've tried to think about just what it is that I enjoy so much when it comes to Multiplex and I'm not sure I can pick out just one thing Yes the whole interplay between Kurt and Jason reminds me a lot of the kind of interplay I used to do with my friends back in the day when talking and often dissing movies was very much a part of our weekly life But that's just what first drew me to the original web comics Once I spent a bit time reading through and of the strips it became clear that there was of a depth to these characters than just one off jokes of bad movies The rest of the cast are well defined with personalities that stand out and makes you laugh with them and not at themreturnreturnreturnAnd the pranks? And the theme nights? The idiotic moviegoers? All help take this band of misfit characters and make them into real people who I could easily picture myself hanging out with sharing a pizza and a coke with while talking and dissing bad movies returnreturnWhen I first found the site I got so caught up that I read through the entire Archive of strips in a matter of days This book on top of collecting the early strips brings with it some extras that help round out the early stories On top of that the slick printing makes it a real good looking book returnreturnIf you're a fan of movies and you have a good sense of humour there's no reason you shouldn't be reading Multiplex It's a hoot

  6. Marc Marc says:

    While searching for movie webcomics to read I stumbled upon this little gem I read a few strips and they made me laugh so I decided to buy this book And I'm glad I didWhat makes Multiplex so enjoyable for me is that I love movies I like comics I've had all sorts of crazy co workers and I've had shitty jobs where I've had to deal with stupid customers It's a great combination of it allI've not read many webcomics but I believe what makes this stand out is that the characters have their own story lines Sure it's a slice of life story but the characters don't reset after every strip and they're not just there for the weekly jokeThere is one downside to Multiplex The art is a little bit rough in the beginning Things do get a lot better as it goes onHope to read the second volume soon

  7. Crystal Fischer Crystal Fischer says:

    I absolutely LOVED this I started reading Multiplex online when a co worker recommended it and I instantly fell in love You see we work at a movie theatre and most of these are eerily accurate either to the hi jinks that happen behind the scenes or to the many interesting guests that we encounter dailyThe moment I learned that I could own these in a physical copy I jumped on the chance I was lucky enough to get a signed copy with a personal illustration of one of my favourite characters dressed as Professor Snape I would recommend this especially to anyone who works or has worked at a movie theatre

  8. Kim Kim says:

    I Stumbled upon Multiplex a couple of years ago and it pulled me in The book is a fantastic compilation of Gordon McAlpin's work with an exciting new story at the beginning as well as comments along with each strip I really enjoyed seeing the bonus strips chronologically as well as all of the bonus features at the end of the bookI won this through Goodreads First Reads

  9. Hillary Hillary says:

    Didn't make laugh as much as CtrlAltDel but anyone who works with the general population can sympathize These younguns working in the theaters are geeky cute and pathetic enough to make me want You can also tell in this first book how McAlpin is slowly growing in confidence and style

  10. Kelly D. Kelly D. says:

    This was fine It checked a few boxes for the Book Riot Read Harder challenge My spouse loves Multiplex because he worked in a theater for years I'm not as into movies as he is but still found it entertaining

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