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 unique blend of comedy and drama with real-world film commentary and criticism, this compilation also includes more than 30 bonus comics, character bios, and an all-new, exclusive 12-pageThe 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 unique blend of comedy and drama with real-world film commentary and criticism, this compilation also includes more than 30 bonus comics, character bios, and an all-new, exclusive 12-page prequel story set on the opening night of Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith....
|Title||:||Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1)|
|Number of Pages||:||216 Pages|
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Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1) Reviews
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 prequel 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!
Awesome! I've been reading this strip online (www.multiplexcomic.com) 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.
Rating: 3.5 stars (after some internal struggle)My Thoughts: Because I feel like I've become friends (or at least acquaintances) 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-ass/flattering one.So why 3.5? 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 4.5. 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 art.And 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 more so I see quite 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.
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 more time reading through more and more of the strips, it became clear that there was more 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 them.[return][return][return]And 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 :)[return][return]When 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! :)[return][return]If 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! :)
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 did.What 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 all.I'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 joke.There is one downside to Multiplex. The art is a little bit rough in the beginning. Things do get a lot better as it goes on.Hope to read the second volume soon!
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 daily.The 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!
Didn't make laugh as much as Ctrl+Alt+Del, 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 more! You can also tell in this first book how McAlpin is slowly growing in confidence and style.
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 book.I won this through Goodreads First Reads
The characters make this strip work.
very lame.. in a good way!! Seriously