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  1. Baba Baba says:

    Clever and compelling mini series looking at a clandestine Order, whose order is maintained by using The Extremist The Extremist isthan just an individual, it s a way of life, and this is the story behind the masks of The Extremists 8 out of 12 Clever and compelling mini series looking at a clandestine Order, whose order is maintained by using The Extremist The Extremist isthan just an individual, it s a way of life, and this is the story behind the masks of The Extremists 8 out of 12


  2. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    My continued exploration of Milligan s oeuvre uncoverssurprises I know from Shade that he isn t afraid to challenge himself and tell a different story, but the sheer breadth of themes and genres he has tackled continues to surprise me.Looking through Moore s work, you can see his obsession with certain ideas playing out over and over the power of magic as a symbol, the interaction of violent political structures, and the way stories are built from half truths and zeitgeist Milligan ha My continued exploration of Milligan s oeuvre uncoverssurprises I know from Shade that he isn t afraid to challenge himself and tell a different story, but the sheer breadth of themes and genres he has tackled continues to surprise me.Looking through Moore s work, you can see his obsession with certain ideas playing out over and over the power of magic as a symbol, the interaction of violent political structures, and the way stories are built from half truths and zeitgeist Milligan has none of this translucence each story is different, and the author remains strangely opaque.It produces a kind of mystery for me, the same sort that encircles Shakespeare When an author can write so much, on so many topics, with humor, wit, and vibrancy, and yet keep their own preferences from interfering, one marvels at the control they exert over their medium, and over themselves.The story even unfolds differently There is still that sense of unfinished pieces which must be put together until they can finally be seen as some kind of whole, but the tone and structure are very different from his other works.The story is still one of human experiences, told through the particular views of characters, but the variance of experiences and characters ensures that there is relatively little overlap Clearly, Milligan is not satisfied to pick apart the same ideas over and over, instead constantly driving himself towards unusual and difficult challenges, a goal admirable to pursue and impressive to achieve.As I continue to work through what he has created, I hope that he continues to maintain this standard, not that it would be reasonable to expect Already, he has shown himself capable of not merely one masterpiece like Shade , but to keep creating wholly new, brilliantly realized visions.The Extremist is not his most groundbreaking work, and for all its concentration on conspiracy and mystery, it wraps up rather cleanly in a confrontational twist that recalls the overplayed conclusion of Skin But it otherwise bears the hallmarks of a strong Milligan story, transplanting you wholly to a new world of inexplicably familiar people, all bound up in a dreamlike skein of overlapping emotions and experiences Yet there is always something that reaches through the clouds to cruelly and unerringly transfix the reader, some combination of verisimilitude and sympathetic confusion Truly an idiomatic style My Suggested Reading In Comics


  3. Devon Munn Devon Munn says:

    3.5 Quite an interesting and twisted story Although i found that when the book then jumped into a flashback to explain the history it made the story feel disjointed and i found the ending anticlimatic


  4. Benjamin Benjamin says:

    An unflinching psychosexual thriller Milligan s poetic script is perfectly paired with McKeever s expressionistic visuals I read this over the course of the evening and could not put it down An essential stop on any survey of Vertigo s golden age.


  5. 47Time 47Time says:

    There s a long list of rules, some written some not, that define modern civilization This story explores what happens when someone ignores the rules, becomes a killer and turns taking the life of his targets into a sexual obsession The four parts of the story aren t chronological, which adds some fun twists, though I expect even the normal timeline would have been just as enjoyable Each issue is narrated in the first person by the main chracters, which reveals each character s inner struggles There s a long list of rules, some written some not, that define modern civilization This story explores what happens when someone ignores the rules, becomes a killer and turns taking the life of his targets into a sexual obsession The four parts of the story aren t chronological, which adds some fun twists, though I expect even the normal timeline would have been just as enjoyable Each issue is narrated in the first person by the main chracters, which reveals each character s inner struggles that lead to pivotal changes in their lives The Extremist suit doesn t destroy the lives of just its targets, but also its wearers.Jack Tanner was the assassin called the Extremist who works for the Order With Jack killed, his wife Judy decides to don the latex suit and assume the Extremist identity to discover Jack s killer The Order has influential members that engage in orgies where the Extremist is a star attraction in the dominator role view spoiler Judy is obsessed with her alternate identity, even with the suit itself and takes great pleasure in wearing it Punishing Jack s killer isn t as fulfilling as she expected With her mission completed, she tries to put the suit away, but Patrick convinces her to reconsider He is Jack s real killer and worked with him when he was the Extremist.The second issue goes back in time to when Jack was alive, in the suit of the Extremist and working with Patrick He silences a journalist that infiltrated the Order, but sees killing his wife as wrong, though she tried to expose the Order with her husband s findings Jack reluctantly does the deed, but the Order s rapings and pedophile acts convince Jack to leave it behind forever He gets killed before he can do it.Judy finds Jack s audio journal and, in her grief, gets drawn to the Extremist costume Her first kill for the Order makes her commit to the suit wholeheartedly.A nighbour named Tony Murphy finds one of Jack s tapes He is quite distraught by what he hears His curiousity makes him break into Jack s apartment where he finds Judy s tapes recorder while she was wearing the suit He becomes obsessed by the Extremist suit, just like Judy was, and with finding out what happened to Judy This causes troubles in his family It ends tragically for him when Judy tracks him down and kills him hide spoiler


  6. Sophia Sophia says:

    Ok, finished Took me soooo long because I lost the book for about 3 months I actually removed it from my currently reading list because I have given up all hope of finding it I don t think it was my think I found the story a bit tiresome and repetitive.


  7. Paul Paul says:

    Originally published as a four issue mini series The miniseries took what we re supposed to see as superheroics to their most risqu Murder, sex, amorality anything is permissible with the suit on THE EXTREMIST follows three ordinary people who succumb to the allure of a mask and a costume and all the power that comes with it, creating a shocking and controversial exploration of the nature of freedom and sexuality.Problem is, not once did I associate the Extremist with superheroics The lea Originally published as a four issue mini series The miniseries took what we re supposed to see as superheroics to their most risqu Murder, sex, amorality anything is permissible with the suit on THE EXTREMIST follows three ordinary people who succumb to the allure of a mask and a costume and all the power that comes with it, creating a shocking and controversial exploration of the nature of freedom and sexuality.Problem is, not once did I associate the Extremist with superheroics The leather clad character reminded meof a serial killer in SM leathers than anything else The only interesting twist is that the costume is taken up by 3 different characters geez, I hope they took it to the dry cleaners before putting it on All 3 characters are easily mainipulated by the SM mafia like chief hedonist bi sexual boss.Judy Tanner, grieving after the murder of her husband Jack, desires to get revenge on the murderer She submerges her identity into that of The Extremist , an alias her husband went by in both his life as a patron of the most extreme sex clubs, and as a hired assassin for a shadowy organization called The Order Judy eventually murders a woman she believes to be her husband s killer, but later learns the real killer was a man named Patrick, the Chief Hedonist of the Order Patrick claims he killed Jack in order to manipulate Judy into becoming the Extremist, and manipulate her into killing an innocent woman to liberate her from her bourgeois moral system After Judy goes missing, her neighbor Tony Murphy attempts to find her, while discoveringandabout what The Extremist really is, and is both ashamed and titillated by his discoveries In his quest to find Judy, Tony s obsession prompts his wife and newborn child to leave him, although he does eventually manage to track Judy down, after which view spoiler a thoroughly indoctrinated Judy kills him to prevent him from exposing her activities or those of the order hide spoiler


  8. James Schneider James Schneider says:

    I knew going into this that this book was completed during McKeever s dark period, and he is less in love with his for hire work than his creator owned stuff, but this book is fantastically beautiful The story isn t anything groundbreaking, but the art his heartstopping and worth the price of purchase alone Enjoyed this one enormously.


  9. François Vigneault François Vigneault says:

    I ve been rereading some of the old series I recall from back in the day this one is from 1993 94, published by the then very new Vertigo imprint Very interesting to revisit a book like this, with its themes of sex, violence, and race,than a quarter century later Not only has the culture moved and shifted, my own experience and awareness is quite altered For instance picking this up now the now vanished, scuzzy pre dot com boom San Francisco setting jumps out at me, having lived in I ve been rereading some of the old series I recall from back in the day this one is from 1993 94, published by the then very new Vertigo imprint Very interesting to revisit a book like this, with its themes of sex, violence, and race,than a quarter century later Not only has the culture moved and shifted, my own experience and awareness is quite altered For instance picking this up now the now vanished, scuzzy pre dot com boom San Francisco setting jumps out at me, having lived in the city for nearly a decade, but when this came out I was still in high school , I wonder if I even recognized references to The Western Addition perhaps The Haight Now the book s nods to classic noir and tales of obsession like the film Vertigo are much clearer The Extremist is a taught story of psychosexual horror, and could I think be easily translated to the screen much like another Milligan book of the time, Face The story here is simple A woman finds out that her husband was a member of a clandestine sex cult called The Order, and soon finds herself taking on his role as The Extremist, a leather clad, sword wielding enforcer The Extremist costume itself, a tangle of leather straps and with a metal ring on its mask serving as an all seeing Cyclopean eye, emerges as a character in its own right, impassively watching the human drama that unfolds around it All in all great, visually iconic stuff that could translate well to a noir inflected horror film.The characters are almost all nasty and unpleasant people BDSM and kink swiftly open the floodgates to overt racism and somewhatobliquely referenced rape , and Ted McKeever s drawings are purposefully unpleasant, rough graphic slashes and drybrush, the characters all angles and sneering lips Almost all the superficial sexiness is appropriately drained out of the story to reveal something deeper, darker, and crueler.The narrative takes an interesting turn when the focus changes to Tony, a salt of the earth, working class black man who inadvertently becomes involved in The Order s machinations Reading this now, the race and class issues jump right off the page, evenso than at the time of publication Tony finds himself drawn towards The Order and The Extremist, but is continually, unremittingly rejected, he literally and figuratively doesn t fit in one of the books most enduring images encapsulates this divide in a single panel Reading it now, I couldn t help also seeing the resonances with the intense transformation and gentrification that San Francisco has gone through in the 25 years since The Extremist was published, as black and poor people have been pushed further and further out, and the City has becomeanda playground for the very rich The Extremist shows some of the beginnings of this change The seedy, working class world of San Francisco that is shown here was already quickly disappearing when I arrived in the late 90s, and now it is pretty much completely gone, making The Extremist a sort of oblique time capsule of a vanished time, just like Hitchcock s Vertigo before it The Extremist doesn t have too much that is new to say, but I also don t think it needs to It s a tight little tale of sexual obsession, violence, and horror It s stuck with me over the years, and that s enough


  10. Vittorio Rainone Vittorio Rainone says:

    Il costume guida l eroe, il costume lo trasforma Lo eleva dalla sua condizione precendente, lo rende meno umano, pi estremo La storia di extremist questa 3 persone girano intorno a un costume in lattice, maschera del protettore di una setta di depravati C l estremista iniziale, che vive la sua doppia vita con una moglie per cui nutre affetto ma un poco celato disprezzo, e si libera solo quando indossa la sua identit estrema Peccato che il gioco lo logori, finch non esce di scena, ucc Il costume guida l eroe, il costume lo trasforma Lo eleva dalla sua condizione precendente, lo rende meno umano, pi estremo La storia di extremist questa 3 persone girano intorno a un costume in lattice, maschera del protettore di una setta di depravati C l estremista iniziale, che vive la sua doppia vita con una moglie per cui nutre affetto ma un poco celato disprezzo, e si libera solo quando indossa la sua identit estrema Peccato che il gioco lo logori, finch non esce di scena, ucciso da uno dei capi della sua stessa setta La moglie raccoglie il suo lascito trova per caso il costume, viene per caso a scontrarsi con la vita nascosta di suo marito, ci si immerge per trovarne gli assassini, li scopre e ci va a letto Cambia, accetta la sua condizione Il terzo personaggio il vicino, che per caso conoscer il costume, ne subir l influsso riuscendo a neutralizzarlo, ma finir vittima inevitabile The extremist una riuscita riflessione sul rapporto fra uomo e costume, fra azioni e autorit auto imposta Il racconto bello e soprattutto ben architettato, con storie ad incastro che si avviluppano fino alla conclusione I disegni sono carini, non eccezionali, volenterosi ma non stilosi come vorrebbero


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