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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (December 6, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401210503
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401210502
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #921,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter David is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels, including the incredibly popular New Frontier series. In addition, he has also written dozens of other books, including his acclaimed original novel, Sir Apropos of Nothing, and its sequel, The Woad to Wuin. David is also well known for his comic book work, particularly his award-winning run on The Incredible Hulk. He recently authored the novelizations of both the Spider-Man and Hulk motion pictures.He lives in New York.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Ortman on February 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
Published nearly 15 years ago (my how time flies), Sachs and Violens is a short lived series produced by Peter David and George Perez. The idea behind the series was to create a book that plays on the inherent absurdity with our society's inclination towards combining sex and violence despite the fact that these two acts are completely dissimilar from one another. While a good idea to start with, it is just a starting idea. The story still needs interesting characters and a compelling plot. In this regard, I thought the book fell a bit flat.

This collection, which reprints the only four issues printed, covers the origin of Sachs and Violens; the first being a model, the second a photographer with military experience. It also introduces a criminal figure whom they are working to stop. The story ends in a fairly open ended manner, indicating that this was meant to serve as an introduction to the cast of characters. Presumably, their adventures were to continue, but more issues were never printed.

Unfortunately, the characters failed to interest me, and the story, while not bad, did not grab me. Perhaps with more time, the characters would have grown more interesting, and their adventures more engaging. Outside of a few issues of Fallen Angel, the characters were never seen again, and never had that opportunity.

The pencils by George Perez, while not his best, are certainly nice to look at. I think I prefer Perez when he pencils super heroes; he does spandex and mayhem so well. Still, even when working at less than 100%, he's still one of my favorite artists. And how often do you get to see George Perez draw boobies?

I find it amusing that the book was considered somewhat racy when it was originally published.
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