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so issue 1 is finally coming out this Wednesday and the reviews are pouring in

www.comicbooked.com/book-revie…

the-hammond-comics-blog.blogsp…

www.thegeekality.com/featured-…

ideologyofmadness.spookyouthou…

nerdculturepodcast.com/2013/02…

www.comixity.fr/2013/02/unspok…

aaand they seem to like it XD

buut for a democratic balance, i did find one  that pretty much reviews it as worst comic aver XD

adailydoseofrandr.com/2013/02/…


this is a very good thing. hype needs to be kept in check.

ultimately tho , like any other story, ravine is what you bring with you into it.
if you enter as a cynic, refusing to suspend your disbelief, it will be a pile of ass. same can be said for pretty much any story.

so good, reviews, bad reviews.. it ultimately doesn't matter, it is what you get from the story :)
i certainly do hope you enjoy it :)

update
nightxade.blogspot.com/2013/02…
3 out of 5 rating here, and i loved the review, because the writer of it gets the challenge of writing a new world. fantasy books always take that bit of a first read adjustment... hell. first time i tried reading the game of thrones i gave up after 60 pages.. same goes for hobbit... but fantasy... good fantasy, takes its time to spread its wings.. and when it does.. well....
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire nightwish
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Playing: diablo2
  • Eating: much less
  • Drinking: cofee
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:iconbenmaynardofmanyarts:
I got my copy Friday and finished it this morning. I don't know what's wrong with that one nay-sayer you linked, but this is great! I look forward to the rest of it!:hungry:
One thing, though, you may want to explain again why Nebezial is the badguy, 'cause I'm starting to root for him.
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:iconnebezial:
nebezial Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
i never specifically said that he is a bad guy. ravine as you will learn as the issues go is a layered book about complex characters, to quote nebezial from a later issue, every hero is a villain to someone,just as much as every villain is a hero to others.

and yes there is a clear villain in ravine but there are also alot of people whoo are trying to find a way to balance their own desires and ambitions with the common good of those around them :)
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:iconbenmaynardofmanyarts:
Huh. I must have read wrong somewhere. Well, that's fine my be 'cause wanting to kill the creepy at-least-four-eyed-monster-under-the-mountain seems like a good choice to me.

"every hero is a villain to someone,just as much as every villain is a hero to others." I like that. It's a very good point.

And, last but not least, how do you pronounce Nebezial? I want to make sure that I get it right in conversation.
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Sasha1378 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Amazon.fr says I won't get my copy before the 25th or March T_T
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Rotwang2026 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Getting my copy Friday ... Can't wait.
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:iconfredskin:
FredSkin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Congrats Stephan ! I was in the LSCC this weekend, and, at first, I planed to wait until the french release of Ravine, but when I saw it on the Top Cow stand, I wasn't able to resist longer to buy it !
And WOW ! It's really impressive, and awesome ! I really can't wait for the Chapter 2 now !

Thank you so much ! \o/
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:iconwoerlan:
Woerlan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Got my copy reserved. You might say I've been waiting for this ever since I saw your first image of it.
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:iconwolkenfels:
Wolkenfels Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Finally! Just ordered it at amazon (no decent comic shop nearby).
Cheers for making that comic happen!
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:iconkrissthebliss:
krissthebliss Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Digital Artist
gonna order this book!
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:iconmistress-lillum:
Mistress-Lillum Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mine was shipped just today! With all those amazing reviews and all that you've shown us here, can't wait to get my hands on it <3
A very late question, but it doesn't even matter, is there any way to get the issue autographed? Or well, when the second comes out?
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Ah well, you can't please everyone. Congrats
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:iconnightxade:
Nightxade Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
One more review. Looking forward to reading more!
[link] :)
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:iconnebezial:
nebezial Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
already posted it under update along with my own commment of why i loved the review :)
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:iconnightxade:
Nightxade Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I'm glad you liked the review and thank you for posting it! I'm looking forward to future issues and I expect my rating will improve as the story really starts to get comfortable.
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:iconcasey-bemis:
Casey-Bemis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just finished the first issue, and LOVED IT!! The storyline and art are both amazing :) Looking foreword to the next one!!
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:iconnebezial:
nebezial Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
issue 1 is by far the worst one so thats a good sign XD
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:iconcasey-bemis:
Casey-Bemis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely a good sign then LOL :D
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:iconmarvelzukas:
Marvelzukas Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Seriously That fucktard who gave that terrible review should go to a doctor or somethin and get his head checked out...
C'mon hard to understand oil paintings!!!??? The ART is incredible and easy to understand storytelling wise.
Awesome Art cant wait to get my hands on a copy;)
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:iconkuroitori-sama:
KuroiTori-sama Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I believe congratulations are in order here :)
Will the issue be available for online purchase (amazon, etc.)? Because I'm pretty sure it won't get published in my country, or anywhere near my region for that matter... :(
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:iconnebezial:
nebezial Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
already available :) tho amazon is sending it out in march
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:iconbrollonks:
Brollonks Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations to finally get your story out to the world - hope you'll find many followers and readers. I'll be one of them, just need to lay money aside for your comics. Maybe there will be books, like "collections" of 3-5 issues at once in the future? Then I would definitely get these. :) Have a good day!
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:iconindusina:
indusina Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I can't wait to read it!
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think the bad review is funny, you can never totally judge the first book or movie of any series cause its all an introduction. The good stuff always comes after. Cant wait to get a copy, ive been needing a good read ^^
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AlivanArt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
i can't stand american comic book format with tons of ads and crap for 4 bucks... sorry ill support you when the graphic novel comes out with out the bullshit
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:iconnebezial:
nebezial Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
ah... you mean this wednesday cause ravine is a series of 160 page graphic novels? XD missed that wee little detail huh? XD... and btw i wholeheartedly share the sentiment about the piece o crap 20 page format. one of the reviews even quotes me on that XD
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:iconalivanart:
AlivanArt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
exactly! cant' wait
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:iconchwen-hoou:
Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Congratulations on the positive reviews.
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PinkTinkCD Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Editor's Choice! Well done and congrats!
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BigLoader69 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Congrats & good luck with the book!



And for the reviewer who didn't like it he said: "For a volume that’s only 150 pages with very little written dialogue"
I just have to know did he find it that hard to read?
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littlemario1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I have already pre-ordered from B&N.com
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:iconinpuupuaut:
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah!! Crappy book! I hate it!! And I hate you!!!!111!11!! :shakefist:

Good luck! :D
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Aenonn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Solid reviews, congratz.
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McKnightHC Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I'll review it also, as soon as I can pick one up on Wednesday.
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:iconamairim:
Amairim Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aye thats normal, natural - this is why there is different flavours in the world, not everyone likes that same thing and never will :/
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:iconlon-kamikaze:
LoN-Kamikaze Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've enjoyed so much of your art, I don't really need to bother with any reviews. I just put it into my amazon shopping basket. I will place the order as soon as I hold the print of my master thesis in my hands. Which will be less than 3 week from now.

Just for the fun of it, I'll read the „bad” review.
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SormiPoro Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bastards at amazon are estimating dispatch at wednesday the 13th, instead of next wednesday.
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:iconxangreigor:
xangreigor Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I don't have any money!! (cries in the corner)
I will catch you one day, you precious piece of paper!
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VishnuOfVideogames Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
That "bad review" was funny. I learned what I needed to from that review, and that is I'll probably end up getting a copy of this at some point. I watch you because you're badass at what you do so I want to see your comic because I love them and I love good comics. I also love "fantasy" genera but I have connection through my imagination to "real deal" stuff so basically any fantasy story I read or game I play is cheesy because I know real magic and the reality of "fantasy." So don't take this the wrong way, but I look forward to reading your cheesy graphic novel.
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:iconmatthew-lane:
matthew-lane Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually hold that bad reviews are actually more useful then good reviews. Bad reviews are more objective when written properly.
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:iconvishnuofvideogames:
VishnuOfVideogames Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Bad reviews can be humorous, especially if the subject deserves harsh sarcasm. Still you have to watch what you type in, you can offend the creators feelings. Then again, maybe that is your intention but at the same time, a review should never offend the feelings of the creator of the material or else it, its self, is a bad review.
Good reviews I think most of the time come down to "It's great, you should check it out" more as a sake of an endorsement than a review. Still it is a form of advertising and is required for marketing.
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:iconnebezial:
nebezial Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
hey, cheese can be quite delicious XD
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:iconvishnuofvideogames:
VishnuOfVideogames Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
It's a staple of my imagination. It's what keeps me sane.
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:iconstarstruck91:
Starstruck91 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on getting published and scoring six out of seven reviews! :D
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Dopplegager Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That 'bad' review didn't seem to me like a bad review. The review itself seemed quite lazy in it's execution. I haven't seen much from Ravine aside from what you put on here but I will say on occasion I've had a hard time following some of your action sequences from your run on Witchblade so their may be some truth in that. I'll post a review on my blog once I'm able to look at it but I know without a doubt there is going to be a least a certain level of quality we always get your your's and Ron's books.

I'm glad you have finally been able to get this book released. I know you have been working on it for a long time. I'm just waiting for it to come in the mail. I preordered it on Amazon awhile back.
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:iconnebezial:
nebezial Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
and the hardness of following my action scenes is a perfectly legitimate critique. it is a result of the style where you show background at all times. for thsi very reasoon i have been actively experimenting with smart zooms for action scenes to separate characters from bg. those kinds of notes actually help me see the error and improve from it :)
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:icondopplegager:
Dopplegager Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd have to go back and take a look at your old Witchblade issues to point out some specifics. The things that I enjoy about your artwork is the level of detail that you fit into each image. On occasion I can tell when a panel has been rushed compared to other when the level of detail is lower. What is amazing to me though is that even on those pages/panels the level of detail is still far about what you might see from most other artists. You work so fast and still have a high level of quality which aside from being a very unique style in comics has really made your work stand out.

I'll be sure to check out how your handling the action scenes now with smart zooms. I bet that is a great time saver that can make a page more dynamic. I'm totally looking forward to the book next week.
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:iconnebezial:
nebezial Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
actually in ravine im using that other technique of making the action scenes look better.. its called effort XD
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:icondopplegager:
Dopplegager Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so stoked to read it. I'll be sure to let you know what I think about it once it arrives.
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:iconertacaltinoz:
ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Finally!
You worked so hard and you deserved that impact. I was really really happy to hear those great news from all the way back. Now, they are coming into life for real.
Many admiration for you. Congrats!
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:iconrandommode:
Randommode Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great job man! :w00t: Well there's always gonna be someone who hates you no matter what, don't give up :)
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