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Copra: Compendium One

(Copra #1-3)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  9 reviews
This book collects issues #1-3 of Copra for the first time anywhere.

It tells the story of a group of super powered 'throwaways' on a dangerous, even deadly, mission. The story purposefully and openly homages and riffs on the classic Suicide Squad comics from DC, while utilizing sharp dialog and creative line work.
Paperback, 72 pages
Published 2013 by Bergen Street Comics Press
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Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
COPRA is a fascinating indie superhero book. It reminds me a lot of Secret Six, but with a lot of the absurdity of Scud the Disposable Assassin. Fife does a great job experimenting with odd artistic tricks to help with the storytelling. Some of the things he does works better than others, but the end effect is interesting and a lot of fun. The story is interesting enough, but nothing you haven't seen in late-80s superhero books; and a little nostalgic at that. The craftsmanship of the book itsel ...more
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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There isn't much I can add to Jeppe Mulich's stellar review of the book. Elevator pitch is Suicide Squad vs. the Brotherhood of Dada from Morrison's Doom Patrol. Homage-y but still a stunningly original work.
The art is kinetic and imaginative; the colors largely muted but effective. Characters' histories are alluded to in conversation, giving them added dimensions. Surprises abound; no one is safe.

A bit pricy for 72 pages, but those pages are absolutely packed with Fiffe's imaginative storytelli
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
COPRA es un cómic fresco que usa elementos añejos. El Escuadrón Suicida, El Doctor Extraño, Robot de Invencible… Conceptos metidos en una batidora, talento y frescura. O, dicho de otra forma, cómo hacer una salsa ligera de verano con brandy, mostaza de Dijon y queso muy curado.

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Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wonderful art, playful, experimental, violent... Colored pencils? Sweet. Nice scratchy brushwork. Sadly, the story is pretty thin and the characters are flat. It feels like that will change as the story evolves, but I'm 12 issues and one year into the story so far and I couldn't tell you why most of the characters do what they do. But, GOD!, the crazy wonderful art!
Terry Murphy
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I knew nothing if the book, nor the author before picking it up at a trade show.

Moreover, I had no idea whether this was an acclaimed series before starting.

And while it was tough adapting to Fiffe's storytelling (and art), once that series gets, it is quite unlike anything out there right now.

Equal parts referential homage & gentle satire, the story moves nimbly from threat to threat, and the action sequences are nothing short of chaotic and delirious.

While the plot is far from groundbreaking,
TJ Shelby
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
I don't get the super high ratings on this. Maybe I'm missing something?
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Oct 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fantastic artwork and layouts, art reminiscent of Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt. Unique and raw, yet truly beautiful. Love some of the character designs, whacked out and kirbeyesque. Fun stuff.
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Michel Fiffe is the creator of the action series COPRA, published by Bergen Street Press, and the intimately surreal Zegas, collected by Fantagraphics. He's worked with Marvel, Valiant, and BOOM! and continues to serialize COPRA when he's not writing massive essays on comics of note. Fiffe has produced Bloodstrike: Brutalists (Image Comics) and G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte (IDW) in their entirety and h ...more

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