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Review Group Week 193 - AZRAEL #1

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Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:15 pm

amlah6 wrote:Morrison's Batman novella and Checkmate #26.


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Postby ****** » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:23 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:I can't believe anything was worse than Franklin Richards and Texas Chainsaw.


Bottom 10
Batman #663 3.59
Checkmate #26 4.09
Azrael #1 4.15
Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #1 4.17
Amber Atoms #1 4.25
Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius: Happy Franksgiving 4.32
Texas Chainsaw Massacre #1 4.34
Superman/Batman #37 4.60
Teen Titans #75 4.67


Amber Atoms probably would have scored lower if anyone else had read it. I think 4thy and I both went a bit easy on it out of pity.

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:31 pm

amlah6 wrote:Bottom 10
Batman #663 3.59
Checkmate #26 4.09
Azrael #1 4.15
Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #1 4.17
Amber Atoms #1 4.25
Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius: Happy Franksgiving 4.32
Texas Chainsaw Massacre #1 4.34
Superman/Batman #37 4.60
Teen Titans #75 4.67


Amber Atoms probably would have scored lower if anyone else had read it. I think 4thy and I both went a bit easy on it out of pity.

That shit wasn't as bad as this, mostly just super derivative.

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Postby Old Man » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:36 pm

amlah6 wrote:Morrison's Batman novella...


Was that the regular series issue that was all or nearly all words? If so, I never finished reading it, and I dropped the book after that.
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Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:40 pm

Old Man wrote:Was that the regular series issue that was all or nearly all words? If so, I never finished reading it, and I dropped the book after that.


Yep.

But if you never finished the storyline, you wouldn't learn who Dr Hurt was and why he... Oh, wait. Never mind.

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Postby Chubbles » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:40 am

Azrael Review

I had been putting this off for as long as I could but I broke down last night and read it before bed. Based on everyone's reviews I thought this would suck really bad but I actually didn't mind it so much. Yes it was very cliche, and the main character is actually quite boring, but I liked some of the things that were done in this book. I liked the 'flash-forward' as others have refered to it as and I think that last page was definitely an interesting development. Finding out how it gets to that point actually made me want to stick this out for a couple more issues but after sitting down and thinking about it I decided i'd be avoiding it. Pretty standard mediocre art, nothing awful, just not anything special either.

The main reason why I'll drop this I decided is bc of the whole priest molestation thing. Yes pedophilia is fucking evil and I love seeing pedophiles get what they deserve, but using the Catholic church as the scapegoat for this has been so much and really does a disservice to all the priests who are actually good people. Yes there are bad priests, but there are bad people in every single walk of life. There are pedophile teachers, firemen, politicians, etc. Using the Catholic church as the scapegoat here is a cheap way to do it and it sort of pisses me off.

Another reason I'll drop this is I just have way too many books on my pull list already to bother with a medicore DC book.

Story 3
Art 4
Overall 3.5

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:46 am

We didn't see the pedophile get what he deserved anyway, though the killer would be heading for him next.

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Postby Chubbles » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:53 am

House of J wrote:We didn't see the pedophile get what he deserved anyway, though the killer would be heading for him next.


yea but i treat people who do nothing about stopping pedophilia even though they are aware as being just as guilty. This is the reason why I actually may hate mothers/wives who are aware of their husbands activities and do nothing. It's a flaw in someones humanity that I could never forgive.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:02 am

Chubbles wrote:yea but i treat people who do nothing about stopping pedophilia even though they are aware as being just as guilty. This is the reason why I actually may hate mothers/wives who are aware of their husbands activities and do nothing. It's a flaw in someones humanity that I could never forgive.


Believe me, I understand what you're saying and agree. I just didn't think this comic did a great job of convincing the reader of those other people's culpability--we kind of had to just assume they were all guilty by association because someone said so.

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Postby Chubbles » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:07 am

House of J wrote:Believe me, I understand what you're saying and agree. I just didn't think this comic did a great job of convincing the reader of those other people's culpability--we kind of had to just assume they were all guilty by association because someone said so.


true, i guess i just took his word for it...sadly i won't find out the truth as I won't be reading anymore issues

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Re: Review Group Week 193 - AZRAEL #1

Postby GLX » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:41 pm

That was odd. Bach's didn't completely suck, but it ain't to my liking.

5* out 10*
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