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Postby Victorian Squid » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:53 pm

Chris wrote:Yeah, he's Warren Ellis' favorite Avatar collaborator..

He did Black Summer, No Hero, and Wolfskin with him.


I knew I'd seen the name somewhere, I've read most of that.

He's drawn some fine ass lesbians tossing each other's salads, too.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:09 pm

Or, this week in Mary Worth:

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Two guys hook up over the internet.

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Postby ****** » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:26 pm

House of J wrote:I knew I'd seen the name somewhere, I've read most of that.

He's drawn some fine ass lesbians tossing each other's salads, too.


Sounds like the perfect training for superhero work.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:37 pm

amlah6 wrote:Sounds like the perfect training for superhero work.


It was a lot like how I imagined Herogasm would be.

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Postby 48THRiLLS » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:54 am

Read this, liked it, review tomorrow...

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Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:43 am

So like I said as this thread went on, I didn't like this comic. From story to art I just didn't like it. This could have literally been any occult themed book but it was a hellboy story that barely felt like Hellboy. I'm not the biggest fan of Corben so his art was a drawback. My preference when it comes to hellboy artists are Mignola, Fegredo, P. Craig Russel, anyone else and then Corben. I am a hellboy reader and I look for any Hellboy comic to continue the story of the son of the devil and this was not it at all which is just a crushing disappointment. It pains me to review this because every hellboy story I've read be it 4 pages or 6 issues is anywhere from a solid 7-10 but this story was not. It hurts me so much to give this my score.

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Postby ****** » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:10 am

thefourthman wrote:also, here is a review that everyone in this thread should find interesting:
http://brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/det ... de-of-hell


Score it or it didn't happen.

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:11 am

I have said before and will say again, it is a marvelous time to be a comic reader. The diversity of genre is almost as rich as any other point in the history of the medium. With the onset of webcomics and the proliferation of the bound collection, the ideas behind how to get comics into the hands of those not reading them are also becoming more and more creative. DC had the "After Watchmen" program, the dollar Vertigo #1s, or promotional rings. Marvel puts out free Sagas, has mastered the event tie-in, and is swiftly grasping onto the marketing opportunities provided by hit Hollywood features.

Not to be left in the lurch, Dark Horse debuted it’s "Quick Shots" program back in October. Starting with Star Wars: Invasion #0, the publisher set out to print nine one-shots of some of its most popular (and a couple of newer) titles. The idea was to give readers a chance to check out some great books that they may not have already been reading and the clever “Suffering from crossover fatigue?” dig at the top of the ads was meant to catch the attention of those DC and Marvel fanboys tired of reading every title to satiate their hobby.

Hellboy: The Bride of Hell is the penultimate of these special comics. Conan will finish the program in early 2010. Some books, like Sugar Shock, had no choice but to be accessible; there are no other comics for them to work from. Books like The Goon #33 are less successful at being great introductions for newcomers, but are satisfying as stand-alone stories.

Hellboy: The Bride of Hell is the best of both worlds. No prior knowledge of the series is required to get the story, while it tells one complete story for those acclimated or new to it or in between. I am reading Hellboy in those giant Library Editions. I felt like nothing was spoiled here, while the mythology that Mignola is building felt expanded and expounded upon. In fact, this issue was as revelatory as most mini-series from any publisher.

read rest of the review here:
http://brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/det ... de-of-hell

I've thought long and hard about the score. Honestly, I can't find anything wrong with this issue. I give it a 10.

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:20 am

RE: revelations... from the two issues I read of Witchfinder and some things I have read from Allie here and there, I have a feeling that the mythology explored in this issue was more important than most of the readers in this group realize.

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Postby Punchy » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:23 am

Sorry my review will be late, I haven't been able to pick up my comics for the last 2 weeks! Had no money until Christmas.

I'll pick this up on Thursday hopefully.

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:24 am

Punchy wrote:Sorry my review will be late, I haven't been able to pick up my comics for the last 2 weeks! Had no money until Christmas.

I'll pick this up on Thursday hopefully.

you suck, I wasn't even gonna review it and I still got it in on time! :P

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Postby Punchy » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:30 am

thefourthman wrote:you suck, I wasn't even gonna review it and I still got it in on time! :P


Just for that I'm going to pick Siege :P

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:31 am

I will read Siege... why wouldn't I?

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Postby ****** » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:34 am

Punchy wrote:Just for that I'm going to pick Siege :P


You were gonna pick that anyway. :cry:

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Postby Punchy » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:34 am

thefourthman wrote:I will read Siege... why wouldn't I?


Because Bendis sucks and crossovers suck and I should pick an Indie book like Stumptown #2 (my other choice if it actually comes out)

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