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Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1)

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The cinema-loving and customer-weary staff of the local movie theater star in this

premiere collection of the webcomic Multiplex, which features the series' first 102 strips. Showcasing a unique blend of comedy and drama with real-world film commentary and criticism, this compilation also includes more than 30 bonus comics, character bios, and an all-new, exclusive 12-page
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 22nd 2010 by Chase Sequence Co. (first published September 2010)
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David R Y
Sep 29, 2010 David R Y rated it it was amazing
I think this must have been my third or fourth read through of the material in Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show but it was by far the best experience yet. Something about holding a psychical object created a new excitement as I flipped page after page. From the moment I saw the cover I was already blown away and how different McAlpin's drawings looked. Maybe there's some tricks going on but the cover definitely felt like it had some depth to it that you would never get on a computer screen (yet - I'm ...more
Oct 29, 2010 Jesse rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those who work in the service industry or who love movies
Awesome! I've been reading this strip online ( since about 2006. You really get to see Gordon McAlpin's writing and art grow in the course of these strips. The bonus material is fantastic and well worth the wait. Plus, it was just nice to go back and revisit these old strips, but be able to hold them in my hands while I did it. And just on a format note, I do wish this was available as a Hardcover. That being said though, its is probably the best constructed Trade Paperbac ...more
Jan 21, 2011 Anthony rated it liked it
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Rating: 3.5 stars (after some internal struggle)

My Thoughts: Because I feel like I've become friends (or at least acquaintances) with Gordon McAlpin through Twitter and through the crowd-funding project that enabled him to bring Multiplex to print form, I had the urge to just paste a 5 star rating onto this. But that wouldn't be an honest assessment of the book, and I'm sure Gordon would rather have an honest review than a kiss-ass/flattering one.

So why 3.5? Because I've grown so accustomed to w
Mike Aragona
Mar 23, 2011 Mike Aragona rated it really liked it
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I've tried to think about just what it is that I enjoy so much when it comes to Multiplex and I'm not sure I can pick out just one thing. Yes, the whole interplay between Kurt and Jason reminds me a lot of the kind of interplay I used to do with my friends back-in-the-day when talking (and often dissing) movies was very much a part of our weekly life. But that's just what first drew me to the original web comics. Once I spent a bit more time reading through more and more of the strips, it became ...more
May 30, 2013 Marc rated it it was amazing
While searching for movie webcomics to read, I stumbled upon this little gem. I read a few strips and they made me laugh so I decided to buy this book. And I'm glad I did.

What makes Multiplex so enjoyable for me is that I love movies, I like comics, I've had all sorts of crazy co-workers, and I've had shitty jobs where I've had to deal with stupid customers. It's a great combination of it all.

I've not read many webcomics, but I believe what makes this stand out is that the characters have their
Crystal Fischer
Sep 28, 2016 Crystal Fischer rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Crystal by: Katie Schroth
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I absolutely LOVED this!!

I started reading Multiplex online when a co-worker recommended it and I instantly fell in love! You see we work at a movie theatre and most of these are eerily accurate either to the hi-jinks that happen behind the scenes or to the many interesting guests that we encounter daily.

The moment I learned that I could own these in a physical copy I jumped on the chance. I was lucky enough to get a signed copy with a personal illustration of one of my favourite characters dre
Sep 24, 2011 Hillary rated it liked it
Didn't make laugh as much as Ctrl+Alt+Del, but anyone who works with the general population can sympathize! These younguns working in the theaters are geeky, cute, and pathetic enough to make me want more! You can also tell in this first book how McAlpin is slowly growing in confidence and style.
Feb 01, 2011 Kim rated it it was amazing
I Stumbled upon Multiplex a couple of years ago and it pulled me in. The book is a fantastic compilation of Gordon McAlpin's work, with an exciting new story at the beginning, as well as comments along with each strip. I really enjoyed seeing the "bonus strips" chronologically, as well as all of the bonus features at the end of the book.

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Feb 12, 2011 Tammy rated it really liked it
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The characters make this strip work.
Dec 05, 2010 Aina rated it it was amazing
very lame.. in a good way!! Seriously
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Gordon McAlpin lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his fiancée Karyn and their cats Dipper and Mabel. Gordon has written movie reviews, co-hosted a movie podcast, and edited a movie news blog. Multiplex concluded in April 2017, but he continues to work on the print collections, and he is currently producing an animated adaptation of the comic called Multiplex 10.

From 2004–2006, Gordon created
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