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Review Group Week 195 - DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #899

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Mr_Batman

Review Grouper

Postby Mr_Batman » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:13 pm

whoops, forgot my review. Tomorrow i promise
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Wally Brando

Rain Partier

Postby Wally Brando » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:36 pm

Deadpool Team-Up #899
by Fred Van Lente and Dalibor Talajic



Story: I hate Arcade. I thought this issue was a chore to get through, despite being a huge Deadpool fan.

Art: Not a big fan of this guy.


Story: 6
Art: 6

Overall: 6/10

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:38 pm

Chris wrote:Deadpool Team-Up #899
by Fred Van Lente and Dalibor Talajic



Story: I hate Arcade. I thought this issue was a chore to get through, despite being a huge Deadpool fan.

Art: Not a big fan of this guy.


Story: 6
Art: 6

Overall: 6/10


6 out of 10 despite being a chore to get through? That's high!
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Wally Brando

Rain Partier

Postby Wally Brando » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:48 pm

Jubilee wrote:6 out of 10 despite being a chore to get through? That's high!


You're high.

******

Postby ****** » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:06 pm

Deadpool Team-Up #899

I don't like Deadpool so naturally this wasn't something I was looking forward to, but surprisingly it wasn't really all that bad. I like Hercules so that softened the blow a bit and as far as this being a Team-Up issue goes it succeeded in capturing the feel of one of those old Marvel Team-Up comics. Sure it was a bit goofy, but what comic with Arcade isn't?

Deadpool still comes off as more annoying than funny and the breaking the fourth wall bits acknowledging that it's not funny doesn't actually make unfunny jokes funny. In that respect Van Lente seems to have a perfect feel for the character so while it might not be entertaining to me it is a well executed comic on his part.

The art was pretty average. Herc looked a bit fug, but it wasn't a distraction.

Story: 7
Art: 6
Overall: 6.5
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Old Man

cheese

Postby Old Man » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:25 pm

Scarface was a stupid movie, and anything that references it is stupid by association.

This is my first, and likely last, Deadpool comic.

The only thing I found funny is this comic was the reference to Steve Reeves. Reeves is dead. He was an actor who hadn't made a movie in the last 40 years, and hadn't made a movie with an English title in 45 years. I'd wager that 2/3 of the readers of this comic would not get the reference.

I seldom look at other reviews before writing my own, but I did notice comments here that said the drawings of Hercules didn't look right. That may be true, but the drawings are consistent with the art in the rest of the book. The drawings of Hercules, Deadpool and other characters are of equal quality. It's just that the ink lines around a costume tend to hide line work.

A friend of mine absolutely loved Deadpool. He used to buy it, then sit down at the LCS and read it before he went home. He would often howl with laughter. I don't. Maybe I'm just one of those clueless people who don't get it. Maybe I am one of those clueless people who just don't get humor. Me? Not get humor? Probably. I never laugh at jokes. I never tell jokes. I'm incapable of making puns. I never mock my lessers, often to the delight of my peers. Not me.

So this is pretty mediocre comics. I didn't love or hate the art. I didn't love or hate the story. It gets bonus points for using Arcade, one of my favorite lame villains. It also gets points for the sadomasochism, bondage, and spanking scenes. It loses points for the 'many voices in my head' meme. And it loses points for trying too hard to be witty, yet coming off as banal.

5

(Btw, my friend quit reading comics because of Civil War.)
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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:55 pm

Jubilee wrote:6 out of 10 despite being a chore to get through? That's high!


Hey "new guy" no trying to get people to change their scores :lol:
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:08 pm

doombug wrote:Hey "new guy" no trying to get people to change their scores :lol:

wait, is that a rule?

******

Postby ****** » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:14 pm

thefourthman wrote:wait, is that a rule?


If it's not, I'm sure someone could probably talk me down a bit. I can't believe I gave this a 6.5 :oops:
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:25 am

HOJ, Chip says that they are thinking about an omni, but it depends on sales. In other words, if we want to see an omnibus, we better bust our hump making sure the other versions sell.
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:07 am

amlah6 wrote:If it's not, I'm sure someone could probably talk me down a bit. I can't believe I gave this a 6.5 :oops:


Some part of you apparently enjoyed it more then he cares to admit. :lol:

******

Postby ****** » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:05 am

doombug wrote:Some part of you apparently enjoyed it more then he cares to admit. :lol:


It was an okay comic. It's hard to penalize Van Lente for writing an annoying as fuck Deadpool when in fact the character is annoying as fuck so it was perfectly in character.
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Old Man

cheese

Postby Old Man » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:13 pm

doombug wrote:Hey "new guy" no trying to get people to change their scores :lol:


Yeah, "new guy", that's Punchy shtick.

But seriously, what good is a review thread if not to start arguments?

******

Postby ****** » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:55 pm

Oh mai gawd, Shelden is reading that issue of Teen Titans we reviewed a few week's back on Big Bang Theory right now. :lol:

******

Postby ****** » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:56 pm

Oh noes! Now he's buying it. :smt011

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