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Edición española de la polémica miniserie ue Peter Milligan escribiera allá por 1993 para la entonces emergente línea VertigoCuando el aparentemente insignificante Jack Tanner muere asesinado en extrañas circunstancias deja tras de sí un legado vital ue cambiará la vida de sus más próximos allegados unas cintas ue delatan ue en realidad ejercía en secreto como The Extremist una figura simbólica ue es al mismo tiempo icono protector y regulador de una “orden” ue regentada por el enigmático Patrick se dedica a satisfacer los más voluptuosos e íntimos deseos de sus miembros


10 thoughts on “the extremist 1 4 mini series

  1. says:

    Clever and compelling mini series looking at a clandestine Order whose order is maintained by using The Extremist The Extremist is than 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. says:

    My continued exploration of Milligan's oeuvre uncovers surprises 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 meLooking 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 opaqueIt 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 themselvesThe 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 worksThe 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 achieveAs 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 visionsThe 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. says:

    35 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. 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. 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 that lead to pivotal changes in their lives The Extremist suit doesn't destroy the lives of just its targets but also its wearersJack 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 roleview spoilerJudy 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 ExtremistThe 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 itJudy 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 wholeheartedlyA 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. 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 itI don't think it was my think I found the story a bit tiresome and repetitive


  7. says:

    Originally published as a four issue mini series The miniseries took what we're supposed to see as superheroics to their most risqué 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 sexualityProblem is not once did I associate the Extremist with superheroics The leather clad character reminded me of 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 bossJudy 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 discovering and about 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 whichview spoiler a thoroughly indoctrinated Judy kills him to prevent him from exposing her activities or those of the order hide spoiler


  8. 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. says:

    A very Peter Milligan y book from Peter Milligan once again exploring theme of somebody with a dull existence being shocked out of their routine and journeying into some sort of psychotic and depraved lifestyle think Fight Club etc I've finally taken notice that he explores this quite often but it always works for me and the stories are varied and witty and exciting enough to be worth reading every time he can really stun you with a line of dialogue I really enjoyed this one which had me really hooked by about halfway through No spoilersbut it's well worth reading and too bad DC hasn't seen fit to properly collect it


  10. says:

    I found it short but satisfying Well built story I can't believe it's just 4 issues that's sad