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Review Group Week 179 - BLACKEST NIGHT #1

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Postby SuperginraiX » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:47 am

My shop didn't have this so I won't be able to review. I was afraid to ask the clerk because he looked mean and scary. I just figured this didn't come out yet.














But not really. I'll review at the last minute like usual. :D


















(yes, this is only funny to me.)
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Postby malcolm reynolds » Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:58 am

Whats with the rings, do they come with every copy of this comic. I'll be picking up my copy this weekend. Some positive reviews coming out so far.

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Postby ****** » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:57 am

young neil wrote:Whats with the rings, do they come with every copy of this comic. I'll be picking up my copy this weekend. Some positive reviews coming out so far.


Shops who ordered more than 50 copies got the rings. If you ordered it through MOC you should get one, but you might want to e-mail them to make sure.

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Postby ****** » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:58 am

thefourthman wrote:except I back mine up.


About as much as Yoni backs up his Scott Pilgrim hate. :P

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Postby ****** » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:59 am

guitarsmashley wrote:He only wrote half of it.


He wrote the main Fat Cobra story. Swierczynski (who is just as awesome as Aaron) wrote the Danny Rand backup story.

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Postby Punchy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:01 am

It's raining too heavily for me to go into town and get my comics, I'll go in tomorrow.

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Postby ****** » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:08 am

Punchy wrote:What about me?


7.29 / 7.55

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Postby ****** » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:11 am

Mr_Batman wrote:Do my scores!!


7.82 / 8.75

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Postby ****** » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:18 am

doombug wrote:I would also like to know my averages as I think I'm better then the three fuckers you already told combined. :-D


7.61 / 8.50

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Postby ****** » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:25 am

Out of the six I totaled, Punchy pretty clearly wins this round.

What I should compare is the self scores for everyone's picks with the group scores, but I probably should get some actual work done today. :(

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Postby thefourthman » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:09 am

doombug wrote:I don't get it?

while you are listening to MCR and Cutting, I will show you where to cut in order to bleed to death.
Pull list: Afterlife with Archie, Bodies, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Coffin Hill, Dead Boy Detectives, The Fade Out, The Goon, Harley Quinn, Hinterkind, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon,The Maxx Maximized, Miracleman, Ms. Marvel, Multiversity, Rasputin, Rocket Raccoon, Sandman: Overture, Silver Surfer, The Walking Dead, Wonder Woman

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Postby thefourthman » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:13 am

Of course, the commercial and critical two punch of success for "Sinestro Corps War" meant that this story would leave its own title and become the mega crossover spectacle that begins here. It is well written and Johns does a brilliant job summarizing the bleak atmosphere of the DC Universe. If this book has a fault and I think it is an almost insurmountable one, it is that it encompasses too much.

Things are thrown out that will fall unnoticed to the casual fan. This is a significant problem. With all the build up to this point, the books of the Green Lantern brand have almost been a self contained universe. Now, it expands to reflect the deaths of Batman and Martian Manhunter. It is almost a natural step to make. Unfortunately, the nature of the event book means there will be more readers brought in by all the attention given the book.

Much of the Memorial Day happenings of this book require as much knowledge as Final Crisis did to grasp. This is the only way to make all of it resonate to the reader. Instead, it just comes off as a meaningless mass of death. What seems like Easter eggs and nods to previous happenings in the DCU quickly becomes a web of convoluted continuity.


read the rest here: http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p ... st-night-1

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Story 6
Art 9
Overall 7.5
Pull list: Afterlife with Archie, Bodies, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Coffin Hill, Dead Boy Detectives, The Fade Out, The Goon, Harley Quinn, Hinterkind, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon,The Maxx Maximized, Miracleman, Ms. Marvel, Multiversity, Rasputin, Rocket Raccoon, Sandman: Overture, Silver Surfer, The Walking Dead, Wonder Woman

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Postby Punchy » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:21 am

amlah6 wrote:Out of the six I totaled, Punchy pretty clearly wins this round.

What I should compare is the self scores for everyone's picks with the group scores, but I probably should get some actual work done today. :(


Yay! I win!

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Postby ****** » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:22 am

14 reviews and it's only Friday morning, can we top 20? It's only happened twice since Review Group Year One.

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Postby MrBlack » Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:33 am

Well, I've still got mine to do.

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