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Review Group #374 - Uncanny Avengers #6

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Keb

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Postby Keb » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:29 pm

Grayson wrote:
:shock: :smt017 :smt102

You actually went out and bought it.
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:53 pm

Keb wrote:You actually went out and bought it.


Well, I went to my LCS to pick up the first volume of Chew and they still had a ton of copies. You guys said it was good and I really enjoyed Remender's Uncanny X-Force, so I gave it a shot.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:05 pm

We you reading it when it launched?
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Grayson

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Postby Grayson » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:09 pm

Keb wrote:We you reading it when it launched?


Yes, I actually only dropped it this issue because of Acuña.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:44 pm

I take it you don't like painters?
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:51 pm

Actually, I do. I just haven't been a fan of Acuña's work.
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:31 am

Uncanny Avengers #6 (Remender & Acuna)

From the cover there's some guy who could be Thor posing against some guy twice his size (from the page 1 recap that mentions Kang, I assume it was some new Growing Man variant).

Well whomever they are the story is set in exactly 1000 years ago and I quickly find out I'm wrong about who the (now not as gigantic) giant is. It's that lame X-Factor foe who was brought into the other X-Books about the same time as I grew infinitely bored with the whole X-concept and dropped them all from my pull.

So, no interest in the villain of the month for me. But Thor, he's okay and I'm hoping he finishes the guy in a page or two (the opposite happens :-( ).

Some good old Kirby fashion Thor vs Daddy talk takes place (the best part of the book imo) but it gets ruined when who I assume is a Kang in disguise is not detected by Odin (who either knows it's not Loki and therefore is allowing events to happen - or he's just not the all knowing all powerful he supposed to be).

Then comes the sheer stupidity in the book. Folkbern Logan who's "the finest there is at what you choose to do" :smt044 . He conveniently is the only guard not killed despite being the only target :lol:

The rest of the book is basically Thor's revenge before a single last page with some Kang/Tut/Baron Mordo stuff that finally had me wondering what is Kang up to? Wish I cared during the preceding 18 pages.

Acuna's art is the best thing in the book. He's improved a lot on his coloring too (except for Apoca having 'pink' blood :smt017 ). His 'in the rain' scenes were quite well done.

Writing - 2
Art - 8
Overall - 5
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GLX

Outhouse Editor

Postby GLX » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:15 pm

This is the opposite version of last week's thread. 3 pages of reviews and discussion over 1 comic, while last week had 1 page of me bumping a thread about 2 comics. :lol:
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Grayson

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Postby Grayson » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:24 pm

GLX wrote:This is the opposite version of last week's thread. 3 pages of reviews and discussion over 1 comic, while last week had 1 page of me bumping a thread about 2 comics. :lol:


Sorry, I didn't read last week's comic for the same reason I initially passed on this comic. I find Bianchi's art even less tolerable than Acuña's. Unfortunately for Thanos Rising, I haven't heard anything good about it, so I didn't feel compelled to check it out. :smt102
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:29 pm

I've found this book incomprehensible at worst and lackluster at best, but this issue was finally decent. Apocalypse is a villain who hasn't been done well since like 1992, and that includes Remender's UXF, which I liked, but didn't feel like a good apocalypse story. It's nice to see this older apocalypse back, and this ancient version of the Horsemen.

This is the first issue of the book I liked, but it didn't involve any of the regular cast except Thor. :P

I give it 6 out of 10, and if you don't like it, you can drown in hobo piss.
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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:29 pm

Grayson wrote:
Sorry, I didn't read last week's comic for the same reason I initially passed on this comic. I find Bianchi's art even less tolerable than Acuña's. Unfortunately for Thanos Rising, I haven't heard anything good about it, so I didn't feel compelled to check it out. :smt102


What about Miss Fury? The hype for it was immense. :P
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Grayson

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Postby Grayson » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:35 pm

GLX wrote:What about Miss Fury? The hype for it was immense. :P


I honestly haven't heard of it... :oops:
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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:41 pm

Grayson wrote:
I honestly haven't heard of it... :oops:


the-news-stand/review-group-373-miss-fury-thanos-rising-t93293.html
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:55 pm

We don't often see stories set before Thor had his teat of humility by becoming Dr Donald Blake. It's a type of story I always like as it gives a different take on the character than what we are used to. This issue was no exception to that. I loved seeing Thor wield a different weapon than the hammer that we are used to. I love seeing him not able to back down from Apocalypse even when it's probably the best course for him to take. He's not a very likable character in this story, but that fact somehow makes him fun to read about here.

8 out of 10.
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GHERU

Rain Partier

Postby GHERU » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:19 am

Uncanny Avengers #6

On the whole, this was the best issue of the book thus far, too bad that's not saying much.
The highlight of the book was the art, which didn't depress me as much as Cassady's did for 5 issues, but it still wasn't anything all that special.
Story wise, I dig on this arrogant Thor but other than that, its just a paint by numbers Thor story

meet bad guy
fight bad guy
lose
swear revenge
get reamed by dad
get tricked by Loki/someone

wash, rinse, repeat

A perfectly average book.

I've lost any faith I had in this comic book, and most of that is due to Rememder's writing. His callous disregard for fans, character traits / development, and his boring approach to this miss-matched team. 6 issues in, and the book I was most excited for is a directionless mess that is too expensive to keep reading.

5/10

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