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Review Group Week 193 - AZRAEL #1

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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:10 am

Here’s the catch though, Nicieza wrote an interesting mystery in that two part story from that last couple of weeks. Here there is no real mystery. Instead the reader gets a jumbled plot made worse by an artificial story device. Part of the story happens now - Azrael hunts down an Assassin Priest (I don’t know why this was green lit, maybe DC worried they were losing the Dan Brown audience); and in the future - Bullock and his partner investigate a bloody trail that leads them to investigate one of their own. Just to make it all a little less tangible, there is also a cryptic flashback to Lane’s childhood.

All the while, there is talk of a secret order, haunted armor and nun muggings. There is a cameo by the Dark Knight and one indecipherable scene between Lane and his baby’s mama. It all lacks a point or at least clarity. To make matters worse, the narrative starts at the beginning and the end of the story. An odd choice for a book not sporting an "of X" suffix to its issue number.

http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/azrael-1

Stupid art saving the score.
Story 2
Art 4
total 3
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:15 am

:smt013 Is it too early in the thread to bring up a certain online auction venue?

My plan to commit myself 1000% to listing books 24/7 hit an early snag thanks to the braintrust of programmers for turbolister.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:19 am

House of J wrote::smt013 Is it too early in the thread to bring up a certain online auction venue?

My plan to commit myself 1000% to listing books 24/7 hit an early snag thanks to the braintrust of programmers for turbolister.

there is the other thread for that, by the way, you have mail.
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Starlord

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Postby Starlord » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:45 am

Azrael #1

Liked it. Liked it a lot. Good book. Great potential. Heaping amount of history to work with. Groovy cliffhanger. I'm sold.

Art was okay too.

Story: 7
Art: 6
My Score: 6.50
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:52 am

starlord wrote:Azrael #1

Liked it. Liked it a lot. Good book. Great potential. Heaping amount of history to work with. Groovy cliffhanger. I'm sold.

Art was okay too.

Story: 7
Art: 6
My Score: 6.50

clearly you bought this book by mistake:
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:01 am

Ok, I'll buy this. If Starlord thought it was good. But--it had better be good.
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Dragavon

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Postby Dragavon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:22 am

House of J wrote:Ok, I'll buy this. If Starlord thought it was good. But--it had better be good.

Don't. I read it in the store.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:30 am

oh, if anyone cares, I finally posted my review of Haunt #1: http://www.theouthousers.com/forum/view ... hp?t=30087
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:30 am

Dragavon wrote:Don't. I read it in the store.

well give us a Tabu then.
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Dragavon

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Postby Dragavon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:31 am

Azrael #1

When the first book of a new series requires you to read other comics to catch up with the story, that's a bad sign. I understood the basic gist of the story after finishing it but it felt like I walked in on the second half of a movie. I did not get a chance to know the main character. In fact the only two things I can tell you about him are that he let a killer go free because he might be a killer himself and that he's got a family. All this had the effect of making me not care whether I pick up the next issue.

The art was decent but nothing beyond that. It felt just serviceable enough that I had no problem following the plot.

Story 3
Art 5
Score 4
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:36 am

I'm scared to read this now, can't I just base my review on Jock's awesome cover?
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:41 am

Punchy wrote:I'm scared to read this now, can't I just base my review on Jock's awesome cover?

Starlord liked it. Man up. :x

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Postby ****** » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:55 am

Punchy wrote:I'm scared to read this now, can't I just base my review on Jock's awesome cover?


It should be criminal to put a cover that pretty on a book with insides that ugly.
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GLX

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Postby GLX » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:04 am

Punchy wrote:I'm scared to read this now, can't I just base my review on Jock's awesome cover?


Don't read it, then.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:06 am

GLX wrote:Don't read it, then.

what the fuck kind of shit is this?
I would love to watch Punchy dissect a book. He is usually just propping them up. It would be fun to watch him go "what the fuck was that?" in 5000 words. :-D

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