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Review Group Week 167 - GHOST RIDER #34

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:57 am

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I'm super excited for Jason Aaron mulligan week, it's hard to make everyone love Wolverine on the interwebs so it's nice that Aaron's getting another opportunity to impress those among us not yet won over by the greatness of the Scalped scribe.

For those who haven't read it, the first Ghost Rider trade was amazing and now that Tony Moore is on art duties the series should be even more amazing. The series is so amazing in fact, that Marvel is going to publish some of the trades out of order because of course the Marvel Collections department is amazing. Seriously, whatever collections editor at Marvel made the decision to publish the trades out of order, if you're reading this please kick yourself.

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Ghost Rider #34
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WRITER: JASON AARON
PENCILS: TONY MOORE

THE STORY:
"TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS," PART 2
Among the truckers who work the loneliest stretches of highways at night, there is a legend. The legend of the Highwayman, the hellbilly terror of the hammer lane, a former trucker who was cursed by the devil and now drives a mystical black rig, preying on the souls of anyone foolish enough to drive his highways come nightfall. This issue, that happens to be Danny Ketch, a man who knows a thing or two when it comes to curses.


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Phonogram: The Singles Club #2
as selected by King Impulse[/center]story KIERON GILLEN
art & cover JAMIE McKELVIE

Getting over an ex is never easy. When they've laid a phonomantic curse on you, it borders on the impossible. In the second of seven stand-alone stories set in a single club, PHONOGRAM's cynical heart cracks wide open. PLUS two complete back-up stories with art from EMMA VIECELI (HAMLET, COMIC BOOK TATTOO) and DANIEL HEARD (COMIC BOOK TATTOO, CHIMPLANTS).


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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.

Punchy - 9.00 (This Week)
King Impulse - 8.00
Daringd - 9.00
McKegan
48THRiLLS - 9.00
Starlord - 10.00
GLX - 8.10
Sire v 2.0
MrBlack
Flynn the Pirate
SuperginraiX - 7.00
Alex Delarge
Doombug
GOSD
Chubbles - 9.25
guitarsmashley - 10.00
amlah6 - 9.50
young neil - 9.25
thefourthman - 9.00

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 - 6.66 (Article)
164. Flash: Rebirth #1 - 6.88 (Article)
165. Wolverine: Weapon X #1 - 6.40 (Article)
166. The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft #1 - 8.21 (Article)
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48THRiLLS

Review Grouper

Postby 48THRiLLS » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:05 am

This already loses points for being mid arch

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:17 am

48THRiLLS wrote:This already loses points for being mid arch


It's not like there was a highly anticipated #1 that came out this week or anything... you know except for Viking #1. :roll: :evil: :P :wink:
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:26 am

amlah6 wrote:It's not like there was a highly anticipated #1 that came out this week or anything... you know except for Viking #1. :roll: :evil: :P :wink:


That was highly anticipated?

Meh, Ghost Rider is better.
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GLX

Outhouse Editor

Postby GLX » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:28 am

Punchy wrote:That was highly anticipated?

Meh, Ghost Rider is better.


Probably, but I've got a good feeling about Viking.

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:34 am

Punchy wrote:That was highly anticipated?


By me, yes. 8)
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:35 am

amlah6 wrote:By me, yes. 8)


Well Ghost Rider is highly anticipated by me!

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:39 am

Punchy wrote:Well Ghost Rider is highly anticipated by me!


Then it's a good thing you picked it. :wink:
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:24 am

Viking was okay, Northlanders is better...
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:25 am

Punchy wrote:Well Ghost Rider is highly anticipated by me!

Ghost Rider didn't sell out before initial orders were received... that has to be some kind of record...
Can't wait to here the little podunk stores that ordered one copy bitch about how it is Diamond catering to the biggest clients....
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Alex Delarge

Post Whore

Postby Alex Delarge » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:09 pm

I am passing this week.
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Alex Delarge

Post Whore

Postby Alex Delarge » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:11 pm

Barring changes, it looks like I have the week of July 8th...
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Post Whore

Postby Alex Delarge » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:13 pm

Invincible #61 should have been chosen instead of Incredible #60

It was AWESOME!

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:32 pm

thefourthman wrote:Viking was okay, Northlanders is better...


Agreed. It was a bit slow in the beginning and the viking-speak took a few pages to get used to. The ending saved it though and I'm looking forward to the trade. The art was fantastic and I loved the Golden Age format and the paper.

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:33 pm

Alex Delarge wrote:I am passing this week.


Wrong week to pass, Aaron/Moore killed it in this issue.

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