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Review Group Week 169 - Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! #1

Postby ****** » Wed May 06, 2009 9:43 am

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Bla nótt yfir himininn. Bla nótt yfir mér. Horf-inn ut um gluggann. Minn með hendur. Faldar undir kinn. Hugsum daginn minn. Í dag og i gær. Bla nattfötin klæða mig i. Beint upp i rum. Breiði mjuku sængina. Loka augunum. Ég fel hausinn undir sæng. Starir a mig litill alfur. Hleypur að mér en hreyfist ekki. Ur stað - sjalfur. Staralfur. Opna augun. Stirurnar ur. Teygi mig og tel. Kominn aftur og alltalltilæ. Samt vantar eitthvað. (Eins og alla veggina)

Hey, I'm posting my 100th consecutive review this week. I can post Sigur Rós lyrics in the opening if I want to dammit.


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Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! #1
as selected by Daringd[/center]
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Kako

The Human Flame is a dead man. Literally just waking up after the events of FINAL CRISIS, he realizes all the heroes in the DC Universe target him as the lowlife who taped the murder of the Martian Manhunter with his cell phone. On top of that, all the villains in the world want to kill him for selling them out to Libra. He's powerless and penniless, and his only chance for survival is to run! This 6-issue miniseries examines the underbelly of the DCU and what happens when the wrong choices catch up with you. Nothing can prepare you for this chase.

DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US


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The Unwritten #1
as selected by McKegan[/center]
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu

Everyone's read the Tommy Taylor books, the popular series of novels turned pop culture phenomenon about a boy wizard's adventures. And everyone knows about Tom Taylor, the boy the novels were based on, whose life was so overshadowed by his Dad's fictional epic that Tom's become a lame Z-level celebrity at best and a human viral marketing tool at worst.

But what if the resemblance goes even deeper? What if Tom is the boy-wizard of the books made flesh? And if that sounds crazy, why is it bringing him into the crosshairs of an ancient faction that has never been named in any book or text?

To discover the truth about himself, Tom must search through all the places in history where fiction and reality have intersected. And in the process, he'll learn more about that unwritten cabal and the plot they're at the center of –– a plot that spans all of literature from the first clay tablets to the gothic castles where Frankenstein was conceived to the self-adjusting stories of the internet.

A conspiracy mystery a la The Da Vinci Code, THE UNWRITTEN is the eagerly anticipated reunion of Mike Carey (X-Men, HELLBLAZER) and Peter Gross (FABLES, Chosen) – the team behind the multiple Eisner-nominated LUCIFER. Acclaimed artist Yuko Shimizu (SANDMAN: DREAM HUNTERS) joins the duo on covers, and the series kicks off with a 4-issue opening storyarc with the extra-sized 40-page debut promo-priced at only $1.00!

Vertigo | 40pg. | Color | $1.00 US | Mature Readers


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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.

Daringd - 8.50 (This Week)
McKegan
48THRiLLS
Starlord - 8.00
GLX
Sire v 2.0
MrBlack
Flynn the Pirate
SuperginraiX
Alex Delarge
Doombug - 8.00
GOSD
Chubbles - 7.50
guitarsmashley
amlah6 - 8.00
young neil
thefourthman - 8.00
Punchy - 7.00
King Impulse - 5.00
ThrillHouse - 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 - 6.66 (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)
167. Ghost Rider #34 - 8.82 (Article)
168. Phonogram: The Singles Club #2 - 6.33 (Article)
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Postby Hermit_Sage » Wed May 06, 2009 9:46 am

hmmmm 1) drop all things to do with Final Crisis
2) I am broke as a joke.

but from leading the review group once I understand the importance of participation.

so no promises yet I will review this one, but if I end up with an extra $4 this week its a definite maybe.


but man why a final crisis title :(
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Postby ****** » Wed May 06, 2009 9:50 am

Sire v 2.0 wrote:hmmmm 1) drop all things to do with Final Crisis
2) I am broke as a joke.

but from leading the review group once I understand the importance of participation.

so no promises yet I will review this one, but if I end up with an extra $4 this week its a definite maybe.


but man why a final crisis title :(


It's $3, and Matt Sturges generally makes fun comics so personally I'm going to try and ignore the FCA in the title when I read it.

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Postby ****** » Wed May 06, 2009 9:54 am

This at least makes it sound nifty...
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Matt Sturges wrote:Final Crisis Aftermath: RUN! #1 on sale today. It's probably the only book this month where a guy in a cow suit gets set on fire.
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Postby Punchy » Wed May 06, 2009 11:03 am

What's with the fucking finnish or whatever?

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Postby 48THRiLLS » Wed May 06, 2009 11:11 am

I have 20 bucks for comics this week, if I have any left after my own I will get this... if not, it wasn't meant to be.

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Postby ****** » Wed May 06, 2009 12:38 pm

Punchy wrote:What's with the fucking finnish or whatever?


Icelandic. Duh. :roll:

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Postby doombug » Wed May 06, 2009 1:26 pm

Can't wait to read it, Matt was pretty hyped up for this as his run on Blue Beetle was ending.
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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed May 06, 2009 2:13 pm

Some online translators suck almost as much as FC: Run probably does. Here's what I got back from one when I did an Icelandic->English:

Bla nótt over skyey. Bla nótt over mér. Course - in ut about browse. My með throw. Tuck underneath cheek. Thought daginn my. Ã

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Postby ****** » Wed May 06, 2009 2:23 pm

[quote="House of J"]Some online translators suck almost as much as FC: Run probably does. Here's what I got back from one when I did an Icelandic->English:

Bla nótt over skyey. Bla nótt over mér. Course - in ut about browse. My með throw. Tuck underneath cheek. Thought daginn my. Ã

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Postby ****** » Wed May 06, 2009 3:07 pm

Every time I come to the site now and see...

The newest registered user is KieronGillen


All I can think about is that he's the first creator we've had post in-thread since the move and Yoni called him a twat. :lol:

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Postby Punchy » Wed May 06, 2009 3:29 pm

Why is it in Icelandic then?

Been listening to Sigur Ros or something?

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Postby ****** » Wed May 06, 2009 3:33 pm

Punchy wrote:Why is it in Icelandic then?

Been listening to Sigur Ros or something?


When I posted the OP I was.

The important parts in English, you just have to look really hard for it.

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Postby 48THRiLLS » Wed May 06, 2009 6:12 pm

I will not be participating this week... sorry, I am poor and all my money is going to the upcoming 48 Thrills album we are recording this week... this is probably good for the score since I would most likely not have liked this considering that I did not read Final Crisis.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed May 06, 2009 6:15 pm

amlah6 wrote:Complete translation fail. There is no gulping in the OP. :P


Well ok, don't sip on yourself either?

I'm sorry, I'll leave you to your review game.

Someday I may join in, but not for this book.

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