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Review Group Week 164 - FLASH: REBIRTH #1

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Review Group Week 164 - FLASH: REBIRTH #1

Postby ****** » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:09 am

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You know what the best day to tell a good joke is? Any day that isn't April Fool's Day. Anyone with a calendar is expecting it so why bother? I could have done a thing where I claim to be stepping down to let Punchy take over the group again, or even worse Sire, but who'd really believe that anyway? Yoni was pretty decent at it and I wouldn't even step aside for him.

Anywho, fuck you if you don't like the word 'anywho', this is our first week ever to decide what we're reading by using a poll! If this week's book sucks the blame can be distributed evenly across the 12 of us who voted for Rebirth. I'm looking forward to 10 years from now when we get Wally West and Kyle Rayner Rebirth series to put the real Flash and Green Lanterns back into their rightful places in the DCU.

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Flash: Rebirth #1
As selected by amlah6 via poll[/center]Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ethan Van Sciver

Through the decades, many heroes have taken the mantle of The Flash, but they all ride the lightning that crackles in the wake of the greatest hero the DC Universe has ever known, the man who sacrificed himself to save the Multiverse: Barry Allen!

Following the events of FINAL CRISIS, Barry has beaten death and returned to a fast-paced world that a man out of time wouldn't recognize. Or is it a world that is only just now catching up? All the running he's done before was just a warmup for the high-speed race that he and every other Flash must now run, because even though one speedster might have beaten death, another has just turned up dead! From Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, the visionaries responsible for the blockbuster GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH and THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR, comes the start of an explosive and jaw-dropping epic that will reintroduce to the modern age the hero who single-handedly birthed the Silver Age of comics! DC history will be made, and the Flash legacy will be redefined!

DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US


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Wolverine: Weapon X #1
as selected by young neil[/center]WRITER: JASON AARON
PENCILS: RON GARNEY

THE STORY:
“THE ADAMANTIUM MEN” Part 1 (of 5)
In the jungles of Colombia, people are turning up dead, whole villages brutally slaughtered by a team of soldiers who move through the shadows like ghosts. On the streets of San Francisco, Logan learns that the files from the old Weapon X program, the blueprints for building Adamantium-laced super soldiers like himself, have fallen into the hands of the evil corporation, Roxxon. Once again, it seems, someone is looking to build the perfect killing machine. That means it's time for Wolverine to step in, and remind them that someone already did. Plus 8 pages of Director's Cut Extras!


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If you would like to join the group it's easy. Just post a review and I'll add you to the member's list. As long as you stay active, eventually it will be your turn to make a pick.

With $4 comics becoming the norm, the economy being what it is and the growing popularity of mail order services the Review Group recognizes that it's becoming harder and harder to commit to participating each and every week. As long as you can post one review per calendar month you will stay in the member's list. It doesn't matter if you post your review the week of it's release or if you post it later. Going forward, there is no such thing as a "late" review.

The only request I make with the new format is that if you don't plan on posting a review or if you're going to be posting late is that you drop a note in the thread so that I can keep track of who is active and who isn't. The Spreadshee of Doom is thorough, but it can't read your mind.


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Comics are to be scored on a scale from 1-10. 1 being suck, 10 being a damn good comic. Beyond that, there's no right or wrong.

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If it's your week, you must announce your selection by 5pm EST the day Diamond releases it's shipping list. If you do not announce your pick at that time, I will add a poll to the thread that will remain open until 12pm EST so that the group can make the selection for that week. To ensure that you know it's your week, I will PM you when Midtown's list goes live on Thursdays.

amlah6 - 8.25 (This Week)
Young Neil - 6.50
thefourthman - 6.00
Punchy - 6.50
Kid Impulse
Daringd - 6.50
McKegan
48THRiLLS - 6.00
Starlord - 7.75
GLX - 8.00
Sire v 2.0 - 7.00
MrBlack
Mr. Batman
Flynn the Pirate
SuperginraiX
Alex Delarge - 8.00
Doombug - 6.00
GOSD
Chubbles
guitarsmashley - 6.00

BLUE indicates explanation given for not posting a review.
RED indicate that no review or explanation has been posted in two weeks.
RED and BOLD will be deleted at the end of the week unless a review or explanation is posted.


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Each Tuesday I will putting together all of our reviews and we will have our very own article on the front page of The Outhouse! If you would like for your review to be included, please try to have it posted by the end of day on Monday.

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[spoiler="Not a"]001. Daredevil #82 - 8.13
002. Exiles #77 - 6.29
003. Jonah Hex #5 - 6.26
004. American Virgin #1 - 7.7
005. Birds of Prey #92 - 6.41
006. Squadron Supreme #1 - 7.66
007. Blue Beetle #1 - 5.95
008. Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #41 - 6.67
009. DMZ #6 - 7.65
010. Captain America #17 - 7.43
011. Thing #6 - 7.03
012. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #8 - 7.68
013. Cable & Deadpool #28 - 7.45
014. Fell #5 - 8.81
015. X-Factor #7 - 7.84
016. My Inner Bimbo #1 - 6.38
017. Wonder Woman #1 - 7.3
018. Green Lantern Corps #1 - 5.65
019. Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 - 5.38
020. New Avengers #21 - 6.12
021. Detective Comics #821 - 8.05
022. Ultimate Spider-Man #97 - 7.86
023. Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #1 - 4.17
024. Batman #655 - 7.69
025. Usagi Yojimbo #95 - 6.41
026. Sonic the Hedgehog #165 - 6.5
027. The Boys #1 - 7.3
028. Heroes for Hire #1 - 6.25
029. Ultimate Fantastic Four #33 - 5.75
030. Local #6 - 9.1
031. Thunderbolts #106 - 6.14
032. Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #8 - 8.34
033. True Story, Swear to God #1 - 7.69
034. Criminal #1 - 7.63
035. Fables #1/#54 - 8.83
036. WildCats #1 - 6.51
037. Action Comics #844 - 7.22
038. Incredible Hulk #100 - 7.5
039. Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius: Happy Franksgiving - 4.32
040. Texas Chainsaw Massacre #1 - 4.34
041. Punisher War Journal #1 - 6.54
042. Immortal Iron Fist #1 - 7.35
043. Spider-Man: Reign #1 - 4.79
044. The Spirit #1 - 7.67
045. New Avengers: Illuminati #1 - 7.33
046. Winter Soldier: Winter Kills - 8.27
047. Amazing Spider-Man #537 - 6.94
048. Thunderbolts #110 - 6.75
049. Red Menace #3 - 7.43
050. Moon Knight #7 - 5.86
051. Ultimate Civil War Spider-Ham Crisis #1 - 6.21
052. Fell #7 - 9.03
052. Dark Tower #1 - 8.61
052. Fantastic Four: The End #5 - 8.55
052. newuniversal #3 - 8.13
052. Pirates of Coney Island #4 - 7.93
052. Action Comics Annual #10 - 7.87
052. Ultimate Spider-Man #105 - 7.7
052. All New Atom #8 - 6.98
052. Uncanny X-Men #483 - 6.47
053. Batman #663 - 3.59
054. Civil War #7 - 7.2
055. Runaways #24 - 9.01
056. Punisher MAX #45 - 7.47
057. Blade #7 - 6.08
058. Army@Love #1 - 6.38
059. Blue Beetle #13 - 6.4
060. Avengers: The Initiative #1 - 7.27
061. Nova #1 - 6.92
062. Cable & Deadpool #39 - 5.92
063. Catwoman #66 - 7.06
064. 52 Week Fifty-Two - 7.15
065. Countdown #51 - 6.8
066. Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #12 - 6.31
067. Captain America #26 - 8.28
068. Witchblade #106 - 5.81
069. Invincible #42 - 8.35
070. Sub-Mariner #1 - 5.54
071. Highwaymen #1 - 7.87
072. Superman/Batman #37 - 4.6
073. Dynamo 5 #5 - 6.28
074. Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #1 - 6.63
075. Lone Ranger #7 - 7.54
076. X-Men #201 - 4.76
077. Metal Men #1 - 6.18
078. Green Lantern #22 - 7.85
079. Pilot Season: Ripclaw - 5.89
080. X-Men: First Class #3 - 7.53
081. Teen Titans #50 - 8.02
082. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #6 - 6.96
083. Punisher War Journal #11 - 5.22
084. World War Hulk #4 - 6.96
085. All-Star Batman & Robin #7 - 6.43
086. Vinyl Underground #1 - 5.73
087. Green Arrow & Black Canary #1 - 8.27
088. The Sword #1 - 6.89
089. She-Hulk #22 - 7.38
090. Tales of the Fear Agent: Twelve Steps in One - 6.18
091. Annihilation: Conquest #1 - 6.93
092. Batman and the Outsiders #1 - 6.87
093. Flash #234 - 5.72
094. Gotham Underground #2 - 5.52
095. Ultimates 3 #1 - 4.8
096. Amazing Spider-Girl #15 - 6
097. Birds of Prey #113 - 7.16
098. Pax Romana #1 - 8.59
099. Hack/Slash #7 - 6.97
100. HULK #1 - 7.19
101. Booster Gold #6 - 7.68
102. Order #7 - 6.97
103. Narcopolis #1 - 5.37
104. Reviewer's Choice
105. Tiny Titans #1 - 6.81
106. Loaded Bible 3: Communion - 8.68
107. Project Superpowers #1 - 5.93
108. Echo #1 - 8.34
109. Mighty Avengers #10 - 7.12
110. Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #27 - 7.73
111. Proof #6 - 8.48
112. Secret Invasion #1 - 7.95
113. Titans #1 - 6
114. Noble Causes #32 - 7.26
115. Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide - 7.39
116. DC Universe 0 - 4.94
117. House of Mystery #1 - 7.77
118. Captain Britain and MI:13 #1 - 7.36
119. Checkmate #26 - 4.09
120. Final Crisis #1 - 6.91
121. The Boys #19 - 8.3
122. Skaar: Son of Hulk #1 - 5.53
123. Transformers Spotligt: Cyclonus - 5.92
124. Trinity #4 - 5.15
125. Jonah Hex #33 - 8.7
126. I Kill Giants #1 - 7.55
127. Batgirl #1 - 5.23
128. Uncanny X-Men #500 - 6.22
129. Wildcats #1 - 7.33
130. Venom: Dark Origin #1 - 7.16
131. Astonishing X-Men #26 - 5.12
132. Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1 - 7.67
133. Runaways #1 - 7.34
134. Marvel Apes #1 - 6.15
135. Star Wars: The Clone Wars #1 - 6.22
136. Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #33 - 7.25
137. Back to Brooklyn #1 - 5.58
138. Four Eyes #1 - 9.42
139. Green Lantern Corps #29 - 6.16
140. Ghost Rider #28 - 7.44
141. Unknown Soldier #1 - 8.66
142. Amazing Spider-Man #575 - 6.98
143. Final Crisis: Resist - 6.44
144. Batman: Cacophony #1 - 7.37
145. Deadpool #4 - 6.57
146. Ms. Marvel #33 - 5.97
147. Secret Invasion #8 - 7.15
148. Punisher: War Zone #1 - 7.17
149. Ex Machina #40 - 8.11
150. Immortal Iron Fist #21 - 8.21
151. Incognito #1 - 8.65
152. Punisher #1 - 6.25
153. G.I. Joe #1 - 6.68
154. Hellblazer #251 - 6.94
155. Justice Society of America #23 - 6.53
156. Watchmen - 9.86
157. Batman #686 - 8.84
158. Amber Atoms #1 - 4.25
159. Runaways #7 - 5.25 (Article)
160. Superman: World of New Krypton #1 - 6.68 (Article)
161. Guardians of the Galaxy #11 - 6.41 (Article)
162. Invincible #60 - 7.08 (Article)
163. Muppet Show #1 - 6.76 (Article)
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Postby Punchy » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:21 am

Isn't it spelt 'anyhoo'?

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:24 am

Punchy wrote:Isn't it spelt 'anyhoo'?


Only in Portugal.

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Postby Hermit_Sage » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:53 am

complain all you want, my Legacy is set.


The Age of Sire lives on as long as the review group continues.
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:53 am

*ahem* I used a poll once, liar.

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:03 am

thefourthman wrote:*ahem* I used a poll once, liar.


What happened at Nurama stays at Nurama. :x

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Postby GLX » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:04 am

Review to be in my Side Dishes piece.
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Postby Hermit_Sage » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:19 am

amlah6 wrote:What happened at Nurama stays at Nurama. :x



the review group and all the reviews we did didn't stay there.
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:20 am

amlah6 wrote:What happened at Nurama stays at Nurama. :x

really?

a. it was oldrama.
b. I think you need to do a purge of the SOD and that would make you the record holder for longest stint as leader.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:21 am

Sire v 2.0 wrote:the review group and all the reviews we did didn't stay there.

what he said. I agreed with Sire, what the hell is going on?

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Postby Hermit_Sage » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:25 am

thefourthman wrote:really?

a. it was oldrama.
b. I think you need to do a purge of the SOD and that would make you the record holder for longest stint as leader.


it would also mean this review group is only a few weeks old and seal my Legacy as the old groups last true leader and make Amlah's a pale imitation of something he "supposedly" doesn't even acknowledge existed.
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:27 am

Sire v 2.0 wrote:it would also mean this review group is only a few weeks old and seal my Legacy as the old groups last true leader and make Amlah's a pale imitation of something he "supposedly" doesn't even acknowledge existed.

there we go! that is the kind of asinine shit I expect to come from your keyboard.

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Postby Alex Delarge » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:17 pm

Since I missed Muppets last week, I got another Boom! Studios title, Irredeemable. I will review that here along with The Flash: Rebirth #1 (of 5).
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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:42 pm

Sire v 2.0 wrote:the review group and all the reviews we did didn't stay there.


But you didn't. Everyone, and by everyone I mean the rest of the group and not you, loses.

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:47 pm

thefourthman wrote:really?


no

thefourthguy wrote:a. it was oldrama.


lies! you're just trying to pass the blame for picking titans... unless you're talking about uxm which in that case that did in fact take place at the sweaty armpit of the comic interwebs

thefourthlad wrote:b. I think you need to do a purge of the SOD and that would make you the record holder for longest stint as leader.


patience is mine, I'll pass the hippie and the hamburgler soon enough.

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