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Postby Punchy » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:42 am

starlord wrote:Old Man is many things, but cheap is not one of them my friend. He's particular. :D


He seems like a bit of a scrooge to me.

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Postby ****** » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:55 am

McKegan wrote:But since it isn't in my BOC, I'm going with Dark Reign: The List, Avengers.


That Condi book could have been fun. :x

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Postby doombug » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:01 am

amlah6 wrote:That Condi book could have been fun. :x

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In this first in a series of spectacular one-shots, the finest writers working at Marvel are teamed up with the most sensational artists to unveil the darkest chapters in the Dark Reign! Norman Osborn, fresh from the shocking finale of Utopia, sets his sights on the rest of the Marvel Universe. He sits down and makes a list. A list of things that are wrong with the world. Things that he needs to take care of. And the list includes almost every major player in the Marvel Universe. These specials are exciting game changers for all of Marvel Comics and represent the finest talents. This first chapter has a startling confrontation between members of the New Avengers and Dark Avengers. Clint Barton fans... you are not going to want to miss this one! Plus, a preview of the upcoming Dark Reign: The List titles! One-Shot/Rated T …$3.99


i don't think fun is the word you are looking for ;-)

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Postby guitarsmashley » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:51 am

doombug wrote:i don't think fun is the word you are looking for ;-)


it would have made great beat off material.
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Postby Old Man » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:15 am

Punchy wrote:You're too cheap to pay a dollar?


That's me.
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Postby Old Man » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:15 am

Punchy wrote:He seems like a bit of a scrooge to me.


That's me.
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Postby Mr_Batman » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:07 pm

I hope this List stuff is good. Although, I haven't bought Sweet Tooth yet, I plan on it

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Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:09 pm

Mr_Batman wrote:I hope this List stuff is good.


I was hoping someone could just read it to me over the phone, so I could phone in a review.

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Postby Starlord » Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:50 pm

Punchy wrote:He seems like a bit of a scrooge to me.


nah. well... maybe Scrooge McDuck. :lol:
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Postby Starlord » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:45 am

Sweet Tooth #1

If it wasn't for the members of both The Outhouse and the great group of people that I hang out with at my LCS (including the wonderful and puny...errr... funny) Old Man, I might never have discovered Vertigo. For that I thank you all.

The last new Vertigo book I read, I believe, was The Vinyl Underground, which I ended up enjoying until its cancellation, so I was totally jazzed on reading this. I mean it's Vertigo! They hit more than they miss for me. Are you sensing a but coming up? Okay, here it is...

But I've never had a Vertigo book that I sat down with no opinion at all. Unfortunately, that's how I felt with Sweet Tooth. There wasn't much that piqued my curiosity here, and I really didn't care for the artwork at all.

I just had the feeling that the author was working a bit too hard to make it weird and different. Did he succeed for me? Not really. Boy with antlers, meh, I've seen hornier young men in my youth than him. End of the world cataclysm that has changed what is normal in society... been there, read that before.

Honestly, I can't say I didn't like it. I just can't say I did like it, either. It just seemed to be there... like a table lamp. It did what it was supposed to do, but it didn't shed new light on anything either.

Story: 6
Art: 5
My Score: 5.5
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Postby Punchy » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:00 pm

I liked this a lot, It's a little light on content compared to the previous Vertigo $1 debut issue we read, but what we do get is certainly intriguing. The lead character of Gus has a strong voice, and there are just enough hints and nods to make the past of this world gripping, could this be the new Y?

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Postby Mr_Batman » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:33 pm

Since I managed to get my books this week, I'll try to review tomorrow. I thought it was pretty good, and I'm interested, though the art really didn't do much for me

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Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:34 pm

liked this so much I grabbed the nobody today. Half way done and It's awesome.
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Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:37 pm

This isn't going to be a review for Sweet tooth so much as it is going to be me licking Jeff Lemire 's ball sack. My only problem with this issue is how fast a read it was. The issue is stark when it comes to dialogue and even in some cases action but I think this is all by design. The issue is supposed to be bleak it's supposed to be isolated, if this is what it was supposed to feel like it then it succeeded immensely. The art was perfect for the book and I loved the story. I loved the story so much that when I hit atomic comics buy 2 get 1 free sale I grabbed the nobody and I just finished it. The Nobody is a great book as well and when I put my november order later today the essex county trade will be in it. I'm hooked Lemire after two stories. The unfortunate thing will be buying this in Trade so ashley will read it(she likes trades). Great issue with a lot of promise.

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Postby Old Man » Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:45 pm

Old Man wrote:Okay, you forced me to do this.


I respond to myself to note that I added a short bit to my review. (It's on page 3, at the bottom of the review. Spoiler warning still applies.)
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