Did the hardcover of the first twelve issues come out? I thought it was due in October, but looking for places to buy it, it seems to have a release date in January? I see Volume 2 is issues 13-18 plus Galaxies 1-6, so I guess if you're buying collected books for this series, these hardbacks are the way to do it.
Heh. So with six months and no posts I take it everyone here has given up on this series?
Having just re-read the series in prep for issue 20 finally materialising I find I like the series more and more each time I read it, with each new bunch of issues added. I've always been generally favourable towards it but now I find myself really enjoying it and hoping it stays around for a good long while yet. I think the problem with earlier issues was this story doesn't appear to have been written for a comic: it's been written for a novel which is why it was so conversation heavy and action lite. But I do find it's hit more a stride.
Taken as a series I find it a really compelling take on my favourite warring mechanoid race. It's perhaps the most 'real', most grounded in verisimilitude approach we've seen so far and as a 45 year old I find I really resonate with that. I've wanted a 'adult' version of this story for so many years, and not mere lip-service in the way of explicit violence or a few swears sprinkled about, but one where the characters are portrayed as real adults who have real adult conversations and who react to things in adult ways. I'm not a child; I don't need explosions and battles every issue.
I have to give props to IDW for sticking with it. It can't have been easy for them to green-light such a cerebral, slow-paced series given the way they started back in 2006. It shows they put a lot of faith in Ruckley's story.
I'm also really enjoying the way he's managing to weave such a large cast through the book, including putting some real obscure characters into the mix in surprising ways (Trickdiamond? Nice!). I also find it a thrill that he's show-casing characters from Siege - many of which I actually own. Not since my days as a boy growing up with the marvel UK issues every week have I had that, and I love it.
In short, if you're on the fence about this series at all, give it another read. I think in time many of us will look back on this series much more fondly than we are currently (like many are now doing with Deep Space 9 and the Star Wars Prequels).