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Postby Kerny » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:55 am

amlah6 wrote:I never watched that much NFL before I started playing fantasy football. Now I watch pretty much everything available including training camp coverage and the draft combine workouts.

But still, college>nfl.


This.

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Postby Kerny » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:56 am

Is Pak still on Herc? I really can't stand his writing

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:58 am

Kerny wrote:Is Pak still on Herc? I really can't stand his writing

really?
See Pak is one of those guys that tries too much. Planet Hulk and Herc are/were spectacular. Skaar, WOrld War Hulk, not so much.

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Postby Kerny » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:05 am

thefourthman wrote:really?
See Pak is one of those guys that tries too much. Planet Hulk and Herc are/were spectacular. Skaar, WOrld War Hulk, not so much.


I read a issue of War Machine and I still don't know what I read.

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Postby Dugan » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:12 am

Kerny wrote:Is Pak still on Herc? I really can't stand his writing


I've always believed FVL is the driving force in Herc, the only other thing by Pak i've liked is Planet Hulk and i don't even think that's deserving of the amount of hype it gets.
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Postby thefourthman » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:29 pm

I am going to sound like someone else for a second and please don't take this personally, party mentioned in a second.


"STUPID STARLORD!"

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Postby Starlord » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:33 pm

thefourthman wrote:I am going to sound like someone else for a second and please don't take this personally, party mentioned in a second.


"STUPID STARLORD!"


:o What did I do? :?

And who else said that?! :evil: :(
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Postby ****** » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:35 pm

thefourthman wrote:I am going to sound like someone else for a second and please don't take this personally, party mentioned in a second.

"STUPID STARLORD!"


Take out Starlord's 3 and the book still wouldn't have placed in the top 20.

This was a well liked book, but not in a rabid omgthisisthebestthingever fanboy kind of way.

Had I waited until I re-read the issue to write my review, I probably would have scored it even higher though. Great comic.

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:55 pm

starlord wrote::o What did I do? :?

And who else said that?! :evil: :(

1. brought the score of the book down.
2. no one said those words specificly.

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Postby KING King Impulse » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:58 pm

Batman and Robin #1
Batman Reborn part one: Domino Effect
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Frank Quitely

From the very first panel 'BOOM BOOM' spelt out in the very fire of the explosion creating the sound, you know you're in for something special with this comic. Grant Morrison achieves 3 things necessary for this comic to work in my opinion.
1) The great characterisation of Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne as Batman and Robin. Their interactions are beautiful, I love the antagonistic relationship between them, and that Dick is trying to reach out to Damian ("I'd have killed for a flying Batmobile when I was Robin") and Damian's staunch refusal to see himself as anything other than perfect ("If you're not up to it, stand aside Dick Grayson"). Their interactions really sell the book and drive home the 'AND Robin' part of the title.

2) Awesome new villains. Anyone can come to Batman with a fresh #1 and say 'Right, Joker/Two-Face/Riddler/Ivy/Scarecrow/Ra's al Ghul/etc but Morrison drops three new villains on us (people seem to forget the awesomely named 'Phosphorus Rex) with the promise of more to come in the 'Circus of Strange.' Pyg is a very interesting concept, a villain that goes around wanting to twist everything into his sick idea of perfection. If you created the character and then had to assign a hero to be his nemesis, it'd have to be Batman.

3) Batman and Robin being awesome. I don't know why, but my favourite panel in the whole comic is the double punch on Mr. Toad, it's a simple panel, but it evokes great memories of Adam West era Batman, which is looked down on these days, unfortunately. Batman threatening to drop Toad '300ft' was a great, simple interregation scene and the splash of Batman and Robin diving down with the Bat-Signal in the sky behind them? Well, that's just a great segue into the art portion of this review...

Frank Quitely... Is there anything to say? It's Frank FUCKING Quitely, while some may argue with his figures and faces, there is no denying he is one of the greatest storytellers working in comics today. If all comics artist had half of his ability to tell a story, we'd be living in a golden age of the medium.

A brilliant, explosive first issue that has me onboard for the forseeable future, even through the unfortunate Philip Tan issues. I'm really looking forward to seeing Dr. Hurt come back. I'm sorry to anyone that wanted any kool-aid, because I think I drank the whole lot up...

Story - 9
Art - 9.5
Overall - 9
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Postby Punchy » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:59 pm

Let's guess who Fourthy was impersonating!

It's either me with Ghost Rider, or Kieran and Phonogram.

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Postby KING King Impulse » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:00 pm

Punchy wrote:Let's guess who Fourthy was impersonating!

It's either me with Ghost Rider, or Kieran and Phonogram.

#3 hits next week! :-D
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Postby Punchy » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:04 pm

King Impulse wrote:#3 hits next week! :-D


Really? Does it actually, or will it be listed, then not actually come out, like #2 was for six months!

Hey, your favourite panel of the book was the same as mine, that double punch was fucking cool.

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Postby ****** » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:05 pm

King Impulse wrote:#3 hits next week! :-D


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