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Great Pacific Volume 1: Trashed! TP Paperback – May 14, 2013

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Product Details

  • Series: Great Pacific
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Image Comics (May 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160706684X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607066842
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #304,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Michael Austerlitz on January 7, 2014
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Great new title from Image. I was going to pick up the first issue a while back and just for some reason never did. Then I found the TP and am happy I bought it (I just finished the second.) This is a great title, again from one of the best comic book publishers around. Not as good as some other Image titles, but it's on its own.

Billionaire heir steals fortune, builds new settlement, does weird experiments, meets adventure on his new island... It's all surreal but believable. Great read.
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I did not expect to enjoy Great Pacific as much as I did. It is an extremely relevant comic without sacrificing its more fantastic elements. While the book has some of political/social/environmental message, that message is nuanced enough that the book could not be identified as zealous.

The premise is unique. Great Pacific tells the story of the spoiled heir to an energy company who fakes his own death and starts his own country on a floating landfill. The characters are very distinct from one another. The characters interact realistically and humorously.

The illustration is very detailed and works really well the coloring & design.

I anxiously await the publication of Volume 2.
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While (on the outset) the concept may seem bizarre, unappealing, or hard to identify with, Joe Harris does an excellent job of nestling familiar tropes (re-envisioned) into the story. The misunderstood do-gooder, the courageous humanitarian, the stranger in a strange land all have their place amidst a setting that is uniquely 21st century--a Texas-sized pile of floating garbage.
The ecological message is clear but not bludgeoning. Meanwhile other issues (the military's co-opting of scientific technologies, the difficulties of colonialization in new lands, the struggle to do the right thing in the face of adversity) are expertly woven into the fabric of the story.
To be frank, this was a book that I was greatly anticipating, and I was not disappointed. This is not your average comic with dry, overused plots, unrealistic heroes and ne'er-do-wells, and continuous retcons borne on the whims of raging fanboys: this is a wonderfully crafted pictorial novel for the new millennium. Why don't you give it a try?
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Chas Worthington is the heir to a powerful Texas oil fortune. Although he fits the bill as the young, spoiled playboy, he has ambitions beyond simply continuing the family's energy company. He has his eyes on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which he claims and renames New Texas. In the meantime, he has sabotaged the family business and ticked off a bunch of people. Then he discovers that the island is well-known to some Pacific Islanders, as well as a band of pirates and a giant squid.

Great Pacific, nicely illustrated by Martin Morazzo, has just enough reality to make Joe Harris's story really engaging. I love the libertarian/environmentalist mashup that informs Chas's actions. He's representative of a generation that is sick of intrusive government, corporate welfare, and environmental neglect, and he's uniquely positioned to do something about all three.

Nation building on a floating garbage heap: I know, it's far-fetched, maybe even a little silly, but I enjoyed Great Pacific Volume 1 and will be eager to read Volume 2.

Interestingly enough, the idea of creating living space out of the floating garbage heap has been explored in real life. Check out this web site: [...] Maybe Harris's story isn't so far-fetched after all. . . .

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!
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Great Pacific, Vol. 1: Trashed is a science-fiction story about Chas Worthington, the fugitive oil heir who misappropriates billions of dollars and a controversial piece of environmental technology to settle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Of course, the real garbage patch is tiny pieces of plastic spread half a million square miles, but in Great Pacific, which takes place some time in the future (or in an alternate reality), the garbage patch is thick enough to walk on, with giant, mutated marine life, natives, and pirates to contend with.

Basically, the action is sound, but the characters are weak. The main character, Chas Worthington, simply doesn't grab me. He isn't particularly greedy or altruistic; he has a devil-may-care attitude but little else. The best friend is okay, but we see very little of him in this volume. There's also a native girl and a female pirate. The board of directors at Worthington Oil are pretty cool, but no one else in the series so far really is. Like so many series these days, the saving grace is the artwork, particularly the coloring and backgrounds. ***
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By Joshua Zemke on February 20, 2014
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Pros:
- Unique premise
- Not that expensive

Cons:
- Unclean art style, I know it's about living on a garbage float but it just looks trashy
- Repetitive story elements (we get it, the protagonist is a billionaire rascal)
- Incredibly cliche characters: Nonchalantly Cool Protagonist, Goofy Loaf Best Friend, Mysterious Vixen
- Text is bolded randomly with no regard to actual speech emphasis

If you like this author, support by buying this as bookshelf filler. I don't think I'll ever read this again.
Otherwise, save up for something really good.
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