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Re: Review Group Week 167 - GHOST RIDER #34

Postby KING King Impulse » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:42 pm

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Sentry/Void has the pick for next week, check back in a few days to see what we'll be reading.

Oi, don't think I didn't notice this.

You all know what my pick is, Phonogram: The Singles Club #2!
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Postby Punchy » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:47 pm

amlah6 wrote:Wrong week to pass, Aaron/Moore killed it in this issue.


Aaron Moore is who jZa thinks wrote Watchmen.

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Postby KING King Impulse » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:54 pm

Preview of next week's comic here for anyone interested. Now let's get Ghost Ridery!

http://www.phonogramcomic.com/blog/?p=117
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:59 pm

King Impulse wrote:Preview of next week's comic here for anyone interested. Now let's get Ghost Ridery!

http://www.phonogramcomic.com/blog/?p=117

this pick will make my week look busy! :P

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:02 pm

When I read Aaron's first Ghost Rider trade, I was shocked at how good it was. Truthfully, a Ghost Rider comic has no business being as good as that first trade was. This issue is just more of the same.

Aaron's approach to Ghost Rider is something like a 70's grindhouse comic and it works amazingly well. There's a blend of horror and comedy put together with a pacing that propels the action forward from panel to panel. The obscure villain that Aaron has resurrected makes for a perfect foil for Ghost Rider, I hope we see more of him in the future.

Since I've only read the first trade and the issue we read for the Review Group, I've missed out on quite a few issues of this so in some respects I should have felt a little lost, but I didn't. The solicit calls this issue a "Part 2", but it's really a stand alone story. No knowledge of current Ghost Rider continuity is needed to enjoy this and better yet I don't feel like the issues I'm waiting to read in trades have been spoiled.

I haven't read nearly as many Tony Moore comics as I would like, but whenever I do it's always a treat. It's cartoony without being a cartoon and the layouts and pacing fit perfectly with Aaron's script. I love the expressiveness of the characters and McCaig's colors are exceptional.

It's also cool that Ghost Rider is one of the few comics left with a letters column and I love that Aaron is the one responding to the letters rather than an editor, it adds just a bit more atmosphere to what is already a super fun comic. And maybe it was just me being a dork, but I stopped to read the letters page thinking that the comic was over, which made the last page that much more awesome. It gave it the feeling of being a scene in a movie that takes place after the credits.

Story: 10
Art: 9
Overall: 9.5

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Re: Review Group Week 167 - GHOST RIDER #34

Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:03 pm

King Impulse wrote:Oi, don't think I didn't notice this.

You all know what my pick is, Phonogram: The Singles Club #2!


That'll be a big pass from me.
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Postby Punchy » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:04 pm

thefourthman wrote:this pick will make my week look busy! :P


I read Phonogram as well.

I have all the issues of Volume 1 signed by Gillen and McKelvie, so there :p

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:05 pm

King Impulse wrote:Oi, don't think I didn't notice this.


:P

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:08 pm

thefourthman wrote:this pick will make my week look busy! :P


Newsflash, your shop is the only shop in the world that is your shop. The rest of the world is not inhabited by Cape Ladies.

(And before you say some jibber jab about your shop being a part of a chain, I don't care.)

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:09 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:That'll be a big pass from me.


You've demonstrated your lack of taste time and time again, this is no surprise. :P

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Re: Review Group Week 167 - GHOST RIDER #34

Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:13 pm

King Impulse wrote:You all know what my pick is, Phonogram: The Singles Club #2!

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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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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:15 pm

And before anyone says anything about it being the second issue of a mini, each issue of the series is a stand alone story, hence the title "The Singles Club". :wink:

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Re: Review Group Week 167 - GHOST RIDER #34

Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:18 pm

amlah6 wrote:You've demonstrated your lack of taste time and time again, this is no surprise. :P


You shut your whore mouth. I picked up the reprint of Issue 1 from vol based on your recommendations. It was fucking horrible.
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:18 pm

amlah6 wrote:Newsflash, your shop is the only shop in the world that is your shop. The rest of the world is not inhabited by Cape Ladies.

(And before you say some jibber jab about your shop being a part of a chain, I don't care.)

I love Phonogram. All I am saying is that the second issue of a uniquely British Comic that is a fledgling Image Title at best is going to be a tad bit harder to find than a the first issue of an Image title that was already optioned for a film about a writer who has this very devoted cult that follow him around everywhere.

Plus there are already people like Yoni who can't be bothered to read it regardless of whether or not they can obtain it.

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Re: Review Group Week 167 - GHOST RIDER #34

Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:19 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:You shut your whore mouth. I picked up the reprint of Issue 1 from vol based on your recommendations. It was fucking horrible.

vol? what the hell are you talking about, did Sire hack your account?

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