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Blackburn Burrow Issue #1 [Kindle Edition]

Ron Marz , Matthew Dow Smith
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Follow Mister, the legendary fighter rumored to take on the strange and supernatural, as he investigates the disappearance of a group of soldiers from a small town in the south. When last heard from, the soldiers spoke of the walking dead - and a mysterious man Mister has been tracking all his life. Mister teams with Merrin, a young female survivor, to stop an ancient uprising and discover the family secret that connects his past to the small town of Blackburn Burrow. Blackburn Burrow is a supernatural horror tale set in Civil War America based on an original screenplay by writer Jay Levy.

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About the Author

Ron Marz has been writing comic books for two decades, starting his career with a lengthy run on Silver Surfer for Marvel. Since then, he has worked for virtually every major publisher and compiled a long list of credits, including stints on Green Lantern for DC, Star Wars for Dark Horse, Witchblade for Top Cow/Image, and as a staff writer for CrossGen Comics. His most recent work includes Artifacts for Top Cow/Image, Voodoo for DC, Prophecy for Dynamite, and the recently-released Blackburn Burrow, the first comics project from Amazon Studios.

Ron's creator-owned series include Shinku at Image; Dragon Prince at Top Cow; and Samurai: Heaven and Earth, and Pantheon City, at Dark Horse. He is also a regular columnist for award-winning website, the #1 comics-related website, and serves as an editorial consultant for Rovolt Entertainment in India.

Matthew Dow Smith has drawn comics for every major American comic book publisher. His work has appeared in the pages of DC’s STARMAN, Mike Mignola’s HELLBOY, Marvel’s NIGHTCRAWLER, and Top Cow’s WITCHBLADE. A frequent artist on IDW’s DOCTOR WHO comic book, he has also written a series of WHO short stories in the US and UK, including a special comic produced by the BBC America Shop for the 2011 San Diego Comic Con. He is the writer and artist of the graphic novel THE OCTOBER GIRL from MonkeyBrain Comics, and the author of the upcoming prose novel, NIGHT FOLK.

J. H. Levy graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. Besides having published several short stories and being in the final edits of his first novel, his first screenplay, Blackburn Burrow, has recently been optioned by Amazon Studios.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story line and great electronic formating September 13, 2012
By mikew0w
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I love Amazon's comic book formatting. It really does a good job of letting you follow like you would a paper comic.

The story here is interesting and I am excited to read the next issue
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great one from Marz. September 13, 2012
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I've been a long time fan of Ron Marz, the Witchblade and Artifacts series being some of my favorites. This comic is no exception to showcasing his talents. Picked it up at the Baltimore Comic Con, read it that night, and loved it. Awesome as well that it's free! So there's no reason not to give it a shot ;)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent comic October 14, 2012
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This is an excellent comic drawn from a compelling screenplay. The illustrations are dark and compelling, and they fit the story well. It provides a great introduction to the full story. I hope that the movie is made!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blackburn Burrow October 7, 2012
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An interesting story, I will definitely look for the next release to see where it is going. Some new rehashes of old ideas, but still looks fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not burned by Blackburn Burrow! October 6, 2012
By Dante
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So when I heard that Amazon was getting into comic book publishing, I was very skeptical about their first offer into the scene. Boy, was I surprised! The story line in Issue 1 was well scripted, the characters became more intresting as the story progressed, and the inking and drawing in each cell were great! Though the setting and era have become a recent reference point in pop culture, the whole book was a good read with suspense and zombies sprinkled appropriately throughout the story arc.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked this story September 21, 2012
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I liked this story, and the means of delivery. The Cloud Reader app worked perfectly for me after I figured out how to use it with a comic and its associated panels. It's a story, set post Civil War, of a man trying to slay his demons, one at a time.

The comic book presentation was outstanding, art excellent, and I will get more of these as available.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent comic September 17, 2012
By sgb
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It is clear to me that either Amazon contracted with Ron Marz to make this comic to show off the new comic capabilities of the new Fire devices, or Ron Mars is trying to leverage Kindle for something big. This comic is way too good for the free bin.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cliche and barely readable October 23, 2012
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The premise should be interesting: Supernatural horror in the Civil War era. However, the writing is cliche, trite, and just downright bad. The illustrations are interesting, fitting well with the style, but they're not enough to save the book from the terrible writing. The characters are sterotypical at best, and crude at worst. Merrin is unreadable. It could possibly be salvaged with more time spent on character development, but the author seems to have no interest in taking that time. I read that they were considering making a movie of this, through Studio Amazon. I hope that they reconsider.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A great beginning, you've got my attention.
You've gotta love mysterious hero charged with protecting people that consider him a madman. It's reminiscent of old school Mike Mignola, decent art combined with a simple yet... Read more
Published 4 months ago by EJ Parise
5.0 out of 5 stars Who doesn't like a weird western
This is the first issue in a four part series about a rogue soldier who finds the supernatural during the Civil War. Story is by comic author Ron Marz from DC comics Green Lantern. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Concept for a Graphic Novel
This is an interesting concept for a graphic novel and I loved the artwork. Excellent storyline and plot, intriguing indeed.
Published 9 months ago by Dennis Waller
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
I liked the general concept and story progression. Can't wait till the rest of the series comes out. I had no idea kindle had graphic novels.
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid first issue
The Art is just okay, but the story is engaging and could make for an entertaining movie- if ever made into one. Overall, a solid first issue.
Published 16 months ago by Uncle Wolf
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Very much enjoyed this comic good old west comic yarn that is still suspenseful and captivating would read more like this
Published 18 months ago by money mike
3.0 out of 5 stars Good enough
Good enough, it was free so w/e. I need thirteen words for this review. Leave me alone. Stupid Computer thing.
Published 19 months ago by kyle
2.0 out of 5 stars Was not to my expectations
I thought it would be cool with interactions but the story line wasnt all that good so the interactons did not make the story line.
Published 21 months ago by Melishine
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs A Major Rewrite Before Amazon Makes It Into a Movie!
The story is just a string of cliches strung together set during the U. S. Civil War and has a lot of logic problems. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Kevin
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but no depth.
Wasn't all that interesting of a story, but the art work was cool. However, it was free, so I guess I can't complain too much. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Ross McKenzie
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