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Postby Old Man » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:02 pm

starlord wrote:...Chris and I seem to be the only ones who gave it a low score.


Well, I did, too, but mine doesn't count for 2 reasons. One is that I am not part of the group. I'm not going to review a book every week, and I'm not going to waste someone's time pretending to do so.

The other reason is that I did not read it. :?

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Postby Old Man » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:07 pm

starlord wrote:...my old eyes and mind


HEY! That's my shtick, you f***ing pirate!

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Postby thefourthman » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:24 pm

I am going to strangle the guy in my shop!

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Postby thefourthman » Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:29 pm

so it's monday, so I can talk about Ebay now right?

Hey HOJ, I just sent a two page invoice order out! :shock:

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Postby Victorian Squid » Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:19 pm

thefourthman wrote:so it's monday, so I can talk about Ebay now right?

Hey HOJ, I just sent a two page invoice order out! :shock:


Don't even talk to me about ebay!! :smt119

Some buyers are worse than selling nothing at all! :smt067

(It's been that kinda week.)

Guess I should list some stuff tonight tho.

Good sale, BTW, the man will be pleased.

How many books do you list in an average day, anyway? Is it faster listing new stock than when you have to access a grade?

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Postby Starlord » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:45 pm

Old Man wrote:HEY! That's my shtick, you f***ing pirate!


no, no, I'm like Thor old. You're more like Odin old. :wink:
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Postby Old Man » Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:09 pm

starlord wrote:no, no, I'm like Thor old. You're more like Odin old. :wink:


I'll accept that. You may have just saved yourself from a smiting. 8)

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Postby Starlord » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:00 pm

Old Man wrote:I'll accept that. You may have just saved yourself from a smiting. 8)


Thank goodness. I'm too old for a smiting. :-)
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Postby Old Man » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:54 pm

starlord wrote:Thank goodness. I'm too old for a smiting. :-)


Yet oddly enough, I still feel young enough to smite. And I feel more and more every day like smiting someone. I am becoming a big, slimy bucket of liquid hate.

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Postby McKegan » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:12 pm

You guys sucked all the wind out of doing a review.

I thought the book was fine. It doesn't have the impact of the that first issue of the Ultimates, but what does? These characters are already familiar, so the real magic will come with the Ultimization of new characters. But it's a good set up with some big time action and the promise of greater things to come.

Art was some of the better art I've seen from Pacheco in awhile. Although the art looks an awful lot like Brandon Peterson's art and less so like Pacheco's. But in truth I haven't been a fan of his work since he left the X-Men.

As an aside, I don't get the love for Avenger's Forever. The art was nice, but the story was the biggest piece of shit put to paper.

Story: 7
Art: 8
Over-All: 7.5

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Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:11 am

I give it a 4 as in it took me less then 4 minutes to read it. Art was not what I remember Carlos Pacheco art looking like, then again when you don't do anything for a couple years...Story was barely there. I'm tired and work is kicking my ass.

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Postby SuperginraiX » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:56 am

I tried to be quick but then I found out I had stuff to say.

Didn't live up to the hype. I wish it did. Millar has a lot to live up to with Ultimates 1 and 2 and I think I might have expected him to deliver something incredible after Ultimatum tore everything down.

There's just no meat here. It's like a quarter of a beginning tale. I don't even find myself all that excited about the Captain America story. If Millar wanted to do a Cap book then I'm certain he could have done just that. If he wants to do Avengers, I need to see a team forming. Right. Now.

This is three former Ultimates (yeah, Nick Fury was an Ultimate to me) doing stuff, over half the issue was a flashback and I'm quickly beginning to hate it when people needlessly tell their stories out of order. Pulp Fiction was over ten years ago. You aren't being original anymore. Be chronological again. Try doing a story WITHOUT a flashback. Just try. For me.

Pacheco is doing some nice art but nothing is as inspired as the last stuff I saw from him. That was... Superman? I'm thinking that's the last work I bought with his name on it. We've got some good work here. Everything's solid. Nothing spectacular. Still, solid work is nice to see.

So, boring, annoying story with above average art.

Ultimate Avengers, you get a 5. I was just too excited for you.
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Postby Punchy » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:27 am

I hate you all!

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Postby ****** » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:35 am

Punchy wrote:Daredevil #500

Speaking of which, I think Amlah will love this pin-up from DD #500 by Rafael Grampa:

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Fuck yeah! That strap over his nose is the bizness.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:47 am

amlah6 wrote:Fuck yeah! That strap over his nose is the bizness.


Breathe-right nasal strip, IMO.

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