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Review Group Week 191 - HAUNT #1

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Old Man

cheese

Postby Old Man » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:06 pm

Punchy wrote:So what good choices does GLX have for next week?


Also known as the "What Punchy is already buying next week" list.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:07 pm

Old Man wrote:Also known as the "What Punchy is already buying next week" list.

In his defense, he isn't buying the Boom book.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:11 pm

thefourthman wrote:In his defense, he isn't buying the Boom book.


Or Deadpool, or Punisher: Frank Castle.
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Old Man

cheese

Postby Old Man » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:11 pm

House of J wrote:What has McFarlane done to earn animosity from the comics reading community?


He won't let us play with his balls.

Says they're too valuable, and that kids shouldn't be exposed to the steroidal substance on his balls.
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Old Man

cheese

Postby Old Man » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:13 pm

MrBlack wrote:I just worry that this won't get a fair shake because of McFarlane's involvement.


I understand what you are saying, but life is what it is. McFarlane tossed away what good will he had by acting like a jackass.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:14 pm

Old Man wrote:I understand what you are saying, but life is what it is. McFarlane tossed away what good will he had by acting like a jackass.

So, what good will did you toss away?
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Old Man

cheese

Postby Old Man » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:17 pm

thefourthman wrote:So, what good will did you toss away?


Well, quite some time ago, I tossed away what little good will I had with my wife. Then she divorced me.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:20 pm

Old Man wrote:Well, quite some time ago, I tossed away what little good will I had with my wife. Then she divorced me.

Well that makes sense, why are you a jack ass to everyone else?
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Old Man

cheese

Postby Old Man » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:25 pm

thefourthman wrote:Well that makes sense, why are you a jack ass to everyone else?


Just doin' what comes naturally!

I worked in a factory for a long time, until they closed. It was like being in a shark tank there. Kill or be killed, figuratively.
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Where does one learn how to handle a bulldozer?

In Grade School.
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48THRiLLS

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Postby 48THRiLLS » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:28 pm

Haunt #1
Robert Kirkman is probably my favorite writer and maybe that is the reason why I felt let down after reading this. I don't see this as something I could get into or continue reading. I actually was quite enjoying it up until the last 4 pages where the title character is introduced. I am indifferent on McFarlane, I never read his Spiderman or Spawn stuff and I know he makes toys so me not liking this has nothing to do with my opinion of him... but this felt like sort of a cash grab, 'lets put Kirkman and McFarlane's name on this and see what happens.'
(Trying something different here)
Pros:
- The dynamic between the brothers before and after Kurt's death.
- The torture scene made me chuckle a bit.
- Kirkman's writing keeps things interesting.
Cons:
- The name of this book is just stupid.
- The name of this character is even more stupid.
- The character design may be the worst idea ever.
- Ottley's art is nowhere close to his Invincible stuff but that may be a by-product of McFarlane.
- The death of Kurt was really glossed over, I had to check to see if I was missing pages

So Kirkman writes a solid yet flawed story that is ruined by possibly one of the worst characters ever created, I mean c'mon he throws up his costume? WTF is that? I may have thought that was cool when I was 12 but that is just fucking stupid.

STORY - 7
ART - 7
OVERALL - 6
(Minus 1 point for unoriginal title character)
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:33 pm

I see lots of complaints of McFarlane messing up Ottley's work, but to me the whole book looks like a mish mash, some places it is all Capullo, a couple of times it is very much Ottley and a few places it looks like McFarlane, for some reason the art overall reminds me very much of Kick Ass.
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48THRiLLS

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Postby 48THRiLLS » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:45 pm

thefourthman wrote:I see lots of complaints of McFarlane messing up Ottley's work, but to me the whole book looks like a mish mash, some places it is all Capullo, a couple of times it is very much Ottley and a few places it looks like McFarlane, for some reason the art overall reminds me very much of Kick Ass.


The action sequences are VERY 'Kick-Ass' It is pretty inconsistent all the way through and you are probably right about it being a collective mess and not Mcfarlane.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:51 pm

48THRiLLS wrote:The action sequences are VERY 'Kick-Ass' It is pretty inconsistent all the way through and you are probably right about it being a collective mess and not Mcfarlane.

When I score this the art is going to get raked, which is sad cause I like the style, but it is a mess. Three artists with very different styles come together apparantly trying to ape another style all together and create inconsistency.... it's a shame really. I like all three artists.
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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:36 pm

Haunt #1

So this is going to be our horror super hero book replacement for Astounding Wolf-man. It's an interesting change of pace for a first issue.

Our lead character is a jerk priest with major demons both haunting him as well as secrets that he is very obviously hiding. His brother is very quickly shown as the hero and probably the better son who it's revealed later had a demon of his own.

Daniel the priest very obviously hates his job, his family and even a beautiful girl who he once I'm guessing had a thing for. Kurt the hero/spy seems to do the right thing all the time and really is the more likable character. Kirkman is able to weave between the two rather well and adds plenty of mystery and intrigue along the way.

The art team on the book is top notch and I couldn't disagree anymore with those saying Ottley is hurt by Mcfarlane's work here. I thought it showed a different style for one of my favorite artists and actually did a lot to change it up from Invincible.

For me the book really hit where I think it needed to. It had a bit of action and a lot of mystery especially the end which I think directly effects his last mission.

Story: 8
Art: 9

Over all: 8.5
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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:42 pm

House of J wrote::x No consideration for Aurora Snow: True Tales of a Porn Star?!


She putting a comic out?!

I mean...who is that? I've never heard of this person. :lol:

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