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Review Group Week 181 - MICE TEMPLAR: DESTINY #1

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:08 pm

These are the candidates...

Doom Patrol #1
Red Circle PResents The Hangman #1
Chew #3
Luke Cage Noir #1
Absolution #1

sway me with your dazzling words.

I am keen on Hangman or LCN myself.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:11 pm

thefourthman wrote:don't know, guess I should look at that list, but it will be tomorrow before I finalize... I have the luxury of checking my invoice to make sure I can get the book, if no one else can.


Although there's a fair number of books I'll be buying next week, there's not a lot of opportunities for a completely new introduction to a book like DP #1, or a lot of convenient starting points for new readers, I should say.

Plus it has the Metal Men backup.

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Postby Mr_Batman » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:13 pm

thefourthman wrote:These are the candidates...

Doom Patrol #1
Red Circle PResents The Hangman #1
Chew #3
Luke Cage Noir #1
Absolution #1

sway me with your dazzling words.

I am keen on Hangman or LCN myself.

Doom Patrol!

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Postby Mr_Batman » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:18 pm

Afer looking ahead, I already have two ideas for my pick :-D

That's if the first issue of either wasn't picked

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Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:18 pm

Doom Patrol #1

Red Circle PResents The Hangman #1 -- Not interested in the least. C'mon, the whole God or the devil thing again? I thought you were done with vacation bible school.

Chew #3 -- Don't really want to spring for 1&2, I'd probably skip it.

Luke Cage Noir #1 -- Yeah, it'd be the clear win without DP.

Absolution #1 -- Wut? Hang on let me check...Oh yeah, I was going to buy this until I saw Christos Gage on the writing. I still might, but it sounds like about 3 other books I'm reading right now.

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Postby Daringd » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:46 pm

thefourthman wrote:By the way after chatting with Oeming today, he is the Cover Artist and did pencils for the first eight pages only.

Santos is the inker throughout and penciller for the rest of the book. Including the awesome Owl spread that I talked about. I will be revising my review tonight based on the info I received from him.


To be honest I didn't even notice an art change.

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Postby McKegan » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:51 pm

thefourthman wrote:did it close, or where you kicked out for being the smelly homeless loser you are?


No. I moved to a one horse town with no LCS.

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:59 pm

Daringd wrote:To be honest I didn't even notice an art change.

there is no discernible difference in the issue at hand, but I read the HC of The Prophecy last night and there is a big difference between the two volumes.

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:00 pm

McKegan wrote:No. I moved to a one horse town with no LCS.

that sucks, how far to one. You want to hook up a deal where I ship you the ones that you don't preorder and can't obtain?

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Postby Punchy » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:01 pm

McKegan wrote:No. I moved to a one horse town with no LCS.


Ride that Horse to the next town!

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Postby Starlord » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:04 pm

House of J wrote:Good luck with your public indecency trial!


they found me not guilty after I was asked to show them the evidence.

I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. :?
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Postby thefourthman » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:08 am

Look, a little Review Group history and a really dusty review from me: http://comicsareforreading.blogspot.com ... lar-1.html

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Postby MrBlack » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:59 am

Read the first trade last night. I really enjoyed the story, despite the fact that my copy had some dialogue cut off on a couple of pages (the images were seemingly printed too big, and a couple of lines at the edges of the page were cut off).

I'll write a full review this weekend, primarily because I'd like to read the whole thing again. 8) Suffice it to say it will get a very good review.

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Postby thefourthman » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:30 am

Oh yeah the edit of my review is live... here's the section I quoted in it's new form:
Oeming takes on a different roll for this issue. He is ready to sit back as co-creator and let his creation take on a new life. Providing the cover and the pencils for only the first eight pages of this issue, he hands the reigns to Victor Santos.

Santos knows he is behind a hard act to follow, so he pulls all the rabbits out of his artistic hat here. There is a breathtaking splash page, one of the most magnificent ever, certainly among those that feature owls. There are fiery visions, monstrous creatures, eerie forests, and illuminated spirits. What is most astonishing is that it all works seemlessly with Oeming's opening sequence - a bloody battle sequence that plays like the opening D-Day salvo of Saving Private Ryan, only here, it's with mice and swords.

The dynamic layouts, the emotional fortitude of the cast, the sturdiness of the graphic narrative all dazzle, but pale in comparison to Cassius’s recounting of the legend of the wood. The page is turned and like the technicolor brilliance of Oz, there is a water-colored surrealism that literally sucks the oxygen out of the room.

the rest is here: http://brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/det ... -destiny-1

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Postby Shiro » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:18 pm

Got a copy of Mice Templar, review to follow some time this weekend.

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