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Bubblegum Crisis: Grand Mal

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The Great Kanto earthquake left scars on the city that can't be hidden underneath the new veneer of urban repair. Even as the glorious Genom tower rises higher, in its shadow creeps a new wave of crime, a sign that beneath the growing prosperity and recovery is an undercurrent of discontent . . . a world on the brink of exploding. And if the Armored Defense Police can't pr ...more
Published September 12th 1995 by Dark Horse Manga
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Mike MacDee
Adam Warren does Bubblegum Crisis better than its original creator. He makes the sleazy world of Neo-Tokyo totally immersive, and the action is typically dynamic Warren fare (read as: awesome). He shows a definite love of the source material and captures the main characters pretty well, right down to making Linna a boring and unremarkable twat. The villain is also really engaging and not a stock bad guy at all: you get to know him and understand his perspective of the world. Grand Mal is a great ...more
Fred Herriot
A decent work - which was approved by the man who created BGC in the first place! - that looks at the backstory of the Sabres before the first OVA. Definitely helped inspire me to write fanfic stories based on the series.
Lady Entropy
Adam Warren is an awesome comic writer. While I DO like his art style, it's his storytelling skills that have been amazing me as of late.

He turned the Dirty Pair into a very interesting view on sci-fi, and this very cyberpunkish tale (which I really liked in anime form) is made amazingly even MORE cyberpunkish than the original series.

It's still not one of his best works (Iron Man: Hypervelocity and Livewires, if you're wondering), it's still very well made and incredibly interesting.
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Adam Warren (born 1967) is an American comic book writer and artist who is most famous for his adaptation of Dirty Pair into an American comic book, and for being one of the first American commercial illustrators to be influenced by the general style of manga.
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