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Keb

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Postby Keb » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:57 pm

Okay we need a thread like this. We all wonder if some thing is good or not so here is where to find opinions of comics.

So is Secret Avengers any good?
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MoneyMelon

Chief Yankee Wanker

Postby MoneyMelon » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:44 pm

Not really.

Sort of a mediocre and needless Avengers spin-off that never really found its footing.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:44 am

Thanks Melon.

I saw some Secret Avengers by Rick Remender HCs at the used book store. They are a decent price so I was wondering if they're worth reading.

Every time I read an Avengers book, I feel sorely let down.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:58 am

Keb wrote:Okay we need a thread like this. We all wonder if some thing is good or not so here is where to find opinions of comics.

So is Secret Avengers any good?


Not really.

Brubaker's run was OK, but it ended at #12 just as it was getting good.

Nick Spencer's 4 issue fill-in run during Fear Itself was TERRIBLE.

Warren Ellis' 6 issue run was a lot of fun though, each issue is a done-in-one story that is kind of like Global Frequency but with the Avengers and he works with some fantastic artists, McKelvie, Kev Walker, Maleev, Immonen, Lark and Aja. If you pick up any of it, get this run.

Remender's run was decent, it picked up from Brubaker's and also tied into X-Force. I haven't read the last arc though yet.

So yeah, a mixed bag, get the Ellis trade.
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:58 am

The Ellis issues were very hit or miss, the rest were just miss.
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oogy

Zombie Guard

Postby oogy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:59 am

I liked the opening arc, and Remenders' run. The rest wasn't very good IMO.
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McMonkey Nut

Rain Partier

Postby McMonkey Nut » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:27 am

oogy wrote:I liked the opening arc, and Remenders' run. The rest wasn't very good IMO.


Same for me, the first arc was great then the book got caught up in too many crossovers and tie-ins and I lost interest. When Hawkeye took the leader role and Venom joined the team I started getting into the book again and liked it til the end.
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GHERU

Rain Partier

Postby GHERU » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:15 am

Agreed, Secret Avengers was not good at all
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what about:
Scarlet Spider and Conan by Brian Wood?
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Chesscub

WTF is this rank?

Postby Chesscub » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:53 am

GHERU wrote:Agreed, Secret Avengers was not good at all
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what about:
Scarlet Spider and Conan by Brian Wood?


Scarlet Spider and Conan would make a terrific buddy book. :lol:
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oogy

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Postby oogy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:08 am

GHERU wrote:Agreed, Secret Avengers was not good at all
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what about:
Scarlet Spider and Conan by Brian Wood?

Conan is great!
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:08 am

Brian Wood writes Scarlet Spider? Did he take over recently? Because the first few issues of that book were terrible and I had to forget its existence.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:39 am

Thanks guys. Saw the Ellis book cheap so I might go pick that up.

Old stuff, but has anyone read the Jack Kirby OMAC stuff?
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Chesscub

WTF is this rank?

Postby Chesscub » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:41 am

Keb wrote:Thanks guys. Saw the Ellis book cheap so I might go pick that up.

Old stuff, but has anyone read the Jack Kirby OMAC stuff?


I have the OMAC Omnibus on my to be read pile.
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Schlemmer

Rain Partier

Postby Schlemmer » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:53 am

Keb wrote:Thanks guys. Saw the Ellis book cheap so I might go pick that up.

Old stuff, but has anyone read the Jack Kirby OMAC stuff?

It's automatic that you'll like it if you're already a Kirby fan

The bad thing was there were so few issues

I remember enjoying the John Byrne re-imagining, but it's been a while since I've read it
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Schlemmer

Rain Partier

Postby Schlemmer » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:54 am

oogy wrote:Conan is great!

What if you're a fan of the old Marvel Conan, would you still like it?

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