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Review Group Week 203 - WEBCOMICS

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Review Group Week 203 - WEBCOMICS

Postby ****** » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:20 am

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Easiest week ever to participate in the Review Group, so please do. ;)

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Diamond might be taking the week off, but the Review Group doesn't stop for anyone. This week is Webcomics Week! Everyone gets to pick what they want to review just as long as it's being published on the web. Either pick your favorite or try something new or both! It's up to you what you will be reviewing, you can pick a comic from the following list or you can venture out to the wilds of the internets and find something cool on your own.

Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas:

Webcomics by current or former Review Group Members

Blud Blood (Jude Terror, jsalwen and SuperginraiX)
New Comic Day (doombug)
Mice Templar: Games (Ryan the Iowan)

2009 Eisner Nominees for Best Digital Comic

Bodyworld
Finder
The Lady's Murder
Speak No Evil
Vs.

2009 Harvey Nominees for Best Online Comics Work

Black Cherry Bombshells
High Moon
Least I Could Do
The Night Owls
PVP

Other Webcomics

Angry Little Robot (Jamie Smart)
Bayou
Billy the Dunce
Dr. McNinja
FreakAngels (Warren Ellis)
Garfield Minus Garfield
Indestructible Universe
Let's Be Friends Again
Looking For Group
Mermaid Hostel
Penny Arcade
Planet Saturday
Shortpacked
Sin Titulo (Cameron Stewart)
Wondermark
XKCD
Year of the Rat

Wecomic Resources

Next-Door Neighbor
Shadowline (Image)
Zuda Comics (DC)

There are a gazillion others out there, if there's something you want me to add to this list, just post it. :cool:

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Siege #1
as selected by Punchy[/center]WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
PENCILS: Oliver Coipel

Beginning with the ravaging affects of Avengers Disassembled and following the aftermaths of House of M, Civil War and Secret Invasion, culminating with the evil Reign of Norman Osborn, the Marvel Universe has been left with its greatest villains holding more power and control than ever before. On the brink of madness, Osborn, in his final bid to take total control, targets the final obstacle in his mission…Asgard. Events are set in motion forcing our heroes to put aside the deep rifts that have grown over the past seven years. Opposing them stand a horde of evil that has begun to take down the gods of the Golden Realm! SIEGE will rock the foundations of every super hero, villain and team in the Marvel Universe. As an era ends, one word will ring above all others…”SIEGE.” Rated T …$3.99


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If you would like to join the group it's easy. Just post a review and I'll add you to the member's list. As long as you stay active, eventually it will be your turn to make a pick.

With $4 comics becoming the norm, the economy being what it is and the growing popularity of mail order services the Review Group recognizes that it's becoming harder and harder to commit to participating each and every week. As long as you can post one review per calendar month you will stay in the member's list. It doesn't matter if you post your review the week of it's release or if you post it later. Going forward, there is no such thing as a "late" review.

The only request I make with the new format is that if you don't plan on posting a review or if you're going to be posting late is that you drop a note in the thread so that I can keep track of who is active and who isn't. The Spreadsheet of Doom is thorough, but it can't read your mind.


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Comics are to be scored on a scale from 1-10. 1 being suck, 10 being a damn good comic. Beyond that, there's no right or wrong.

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If it's your week, you must announce your selection by 5pm EST the day Diamond releases it's shipping list. If you do not announce your pick at that time, I will add a poll to the thread that will remain open until 12pm EST so that the group can make the selection for that week. (If you're seriously MIA, I'll probably put the poll up sooner) To ensure that you know it's your week, I will PM you when Midtown's list goes live on Thursdays.


Week 203: Webcomics (this week)
Punchy
Daringd
House of J
GHERU
Week 208: Free for All
McKegan
Kerny
Dragavon
48THRiLLS
starlord
Jude Terror
prozacman
Mr_Batman
GLX
MrBlack
SuperginraiX
Jubilee
doombug
Chubbles
guitarsmashley
amlah6
john lewis hawk
Amoebas
young neil
Old Man
Jess Nukem
thefourthman
Chris


BLUE indicates explanation given for not posting a review.
RED indicate that no review or explanation has been posted in two weeks.
RED and BOLD will be deleted at the end of the week unless a review or explanation is posted.


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Each Tuesday I will putting together all of our reviews and we will have our very own article on the front page of The Outhouse! If you would like for your review to be included, please try to have it posted by the end of day on Monday.
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[spoiler="Not a"]001. Daredevil #82 - 8.13
002. Exiles #77 - 6.29
003. Jonah Hex #5 - 6.26
004. American Virgin #1 - 7.7
005. Birds of Prey #92 - 6.41
006. Squadron Supreme #1 - 7.66
007. Blue Beetle #1 - 5.95
008. Aquaman: SoA #41 - 6.67
009. DMZ #6 - 7.65
010. Captain America #17 - 7.43
011. Thing #6 - 7.03
012. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #8 - 7.68
013. Cable & Deadpool #28 - 7.45
014. Fell #5 - 8.81
015. X-Factor #7 - 7.84
016. My Inner Bimbo #1 - 6.38
017. Wonder Woman #1 - 7.3
018. Green Lantern Corps #1 - 5.65
019. Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 - 5.38
020. New Avengers #21 - 6.12
021. Detective Comics #821 - 8.05
022. Ultimate Spider-Man #97 - 7.86
023. Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #1 - 4.17
024. Batman #655 - 7.69
025. Usagi Yojimbo #95 - 6.41
026. Sonic the Hedgehog #165 - 6.5
027. The Boys #1 - 7.3
028. Heroes for Hire #1 - 6.25
029. Ultimate Fantastic Four #33 - 5.75
030. Local #6 - 9.1
031. Thunderbolts #106 - 6.14
032. Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #8 - 8.34
033. True Story, Swear to God #1 - 7.69
034. Criminal #1 - 7.63
035. Fables #1/#54 - 8.83
036. WildCats #1 - 6.51
037. Action Comics #844 - 7.22
038. Incredible Hulk #100 - 7.5
039. Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius: Happy Franksgiving - 4.32
040. Texas Chainsaw Massacre #1 - 4.34
041. Punisher War Journal #1 - 6.54
042. Immortal Iron Fist #1 - 7.35
043. Spider-Man: Reign #1 - 4.79
044. The Spirit #1 - 7.67
045. New Avengers: Illuminati #1 - 7.33
046. Winter Soldier: Winter Kills - 8.27
047. Amazing Spider-Man #537 - 6.94
048. Thunderbolts #110 - 6.75
049. Red Menace #3 - 7.43
050. Moon Knight #7 - 5.86
051. Ultimate Civil War Spider-Ham Crisis #1 - 6.21
052. Fell #7 - 9.03
052. Dark Tower #1 - 8.61
052. Fantastic Four: The End #5 - 8.55
052. newuniversal #3 - 8.13
052. Pirates of Coney Island #4 - 7.93
052. Action Comics Annual #10 - 7.87
052. Ultimate Spider-Man #105 - 7.7
052. All New Atom #8 - 6.98
052. Uncanny X-Men #483 - 6.47
053. Batman #663 - 3.59
054. Civil War #7 - 7.2
055. Runaways #24 - 9.01
056. Punisher MAX #45 - 7.47
057. Blade #7 - 6.08
058. Army@Love #1 - 6.38
059. Blue Beetle #13 - 6.4
060. Avengers: The Initiative #1 - 7.27
061. Nova #1 - 6.92
062. Cable & Deadpool #39 - 5.92
063. Catwoman #66 - 7.06
064. 52 Week Fifty-Two - 7.15
065. Countdown #51 - 6.8
066. Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #12 - 6.31
067. Captain America #26 - 8.28
068. Witchblade #106 - 5.81
069. Invincible #42 - 8.35
070. Sub-Mariner #1 - 5.54
071. Highwaymen #1 - 7.87
072. Superman/Batman #37 - 4.6
073. Dynamo 5 #5 - 6.28
074. Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #1 - 6.63
075. Lone Ranger #7 - 7.54
076. X-Men #201 - 4.76
077. Metal Men #1 - 6.18
078. Green Lantern #22 - 7.85
079. Pilot Season: Ripclaw - 5.89
080. X-Men: First Class #3 - 7.53
081. Teen Titans #50 - 8.02
082. Buffy the Vampire Slayer #6 - 6.96
083. Punisher War Journal #11 - 5.22
084. World War Hulk #4 - 6.96
085. All-Star Batman & Robin #7 - 6.43
086. Vinyl Underground #1 - 5.73
087. Green Arrow & Black Canary #1 - 8.27
088. The Sword #1 - 6.89
089. She-Hulk #22 - 7.38
090. Tales of the Fear Agent: Twelve Steps in One - 6.18
091. Annihilation: Conquest #1 - 6.93
092. Batman and the Outsiders #1 - 6.87
093. Flash #234 - 5.72
094. Gotham Underground #2 - 5.52
095. Ultimates 3 #1 - 4.8
096. Amazing Spider-Girl #15 - 6
097. Birds of Prey #113 - 7.16
098. Pax Romana #1 - 8.59
099. Hack/Slash #7 - 6.97
100. HULK #1 - 7.19
101. Booster Gold #6 - 7.68
102. Order #7 - 6.97
103. Narcopolis #1 - 5.37
104. Reviewer's Choice
105. Tiny Titans #1 - 6.81
106. Loaded Bible 3: Communion - 8.68
107. Project Superpowers #1 - 5.93
108. Echo #1 - 8.34
109. Mighty Avengers #10 - 7.12
110. Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #27 - 7.73
111. Proof #6 - 8.48
112. Secret Invasion #1 - 7.95
113. Titans #1 - 6
114. Noble Causes #32 - 7.26
115. Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide - 7.39
116. DC Universe 0 - 4.94
117. House of Mystery #1 - 7.77
118. Captain Britain and MI:13 #1 - 7.36
119. Checkmate #26 - 4.09
120. Final Crisis #1 - 6.91
121. The Boys #19 - 8.3
122. Skaar: Son of Hulk #1 - 5.53
123. Transformers Spotlight: Cyclonus - 5.92
124. Trinity #4 - 5.15
125. Jonah Hex #33 - 8.7
126. I Kill Giants #1 - 7.55
127. Batgirl #1 - 5.23
128. Uncanny X-Men #500 - 6.22
129. Wildcats #1 - 7.33
130. Venom: Dark Origin #1 - 7.16
131. Astonishing X-Men #26 - 5.12
132. Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1 - 7.67
133. Runaways #1 - 7.34
134. Marvel Apes #1 - 6.15
135. Star Wars: The Clone Wars #1 - 6.22
136. Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #33 - 7.25
137. Back to Brooklyn #1 - 5.58
138. Four Eyes #1 - 9.42
139. Green Lantern Corps #29 - 6.16
140. Ghost Rider #28 - 7.44
141. Unknown Soldier #1 - 8.66
142. Amazing Spider-Man #575 - 6.98
143. Final Crisis: Resist - 6.44
144. Batman: Cacophony #1 - 7.37
145. Deadpool #4 - 6.57
146. Ms. Marvel #33 - 5.97
147. Secret Invasion #8 - 7.15
148. Punisher: War Zone #1 - 7.17
149. Ex Machina #40 - 8.11
150. Immortal Iron Fist #21 - 8.21
151. Incognito #1 - 8.65
152. Punisher #1 - 6.25
153. G.I. Joe #1 - 6.68
154. Hellblazer #251 - 6.94
155. Justice Society of America #23 - 6.53
156. Watchmen - 9.88
157. Batman #686 - 8.84
158. Amber Atoms #1 - 4.25
159. Runaways #7 - 5.25 (Column)
160. Superman: World of New Krypton #1 - 6.68 (Column)
161. Guardians of the Galaxy #11 - 6.41 (Column)
162. Invincible #60 - 7.08 (Column)
163. Muppet Show #1 - 6.66 (Column)
164. Flash: Rebirth #1 - 6.93 (Column)
165. Wolverine: Weapon X #1 - 6.4 (Column)
166. The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft #1 - 7.82 (Column)
167. Ghost Rider #34 - 8.82 (Column)
168. Phonogram: The Singles Club #2 - 6.33 (Column)
169. Final Crisis Aftermath: Run! #1 - 7 (Column)
170. Unwritten #1 - 8.53 (Column)
171. The Boys: Herogasm #1 - 7.09 (Column)
172. Last Days of Animal Man #1 - 6.23 (Column)
173. Batman and Robin #1 - 8.01 (Column)
174. Amazing Spider-Man #597 - 7.19 (Column)
175. Transformers Spotlight: Cliffjumper - 7 (Column)
176. Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia - 6.62 (Column)
177. Justice League: Cry for Justice #1 - 6.71 (Column)
178. Wednesday Comics #1 - 7.84 (Column)
179. Blackest Night #1 - 8.86 (Column)
180. Immortal Weapons #1 - 7.17 (Column)
181. Mice Templar: Destiny #1 - 7.81 (Column)
182. Doom Patrol #1 - 5.12 (Column)
183. Ultimate Comics Avengers #1 - 7.14 (Column)
184. Daredevil #500 - 8.62 (Column)
185. Fantastic Four #570 - 6.9 (Column)
186. Sweet Tooth #1 - 8.1 (Column)
187. Dark Reign: The List - Avengers - 6.05 (Column)
188. Beasts of Burden #1 - 8.73 (Column)
189. Wolverine: Giant Size Old Man Logan - 7.95 (Column)
190. Teen Titans #75 - 4.67 (Column)
191. Haunt #1 - 6.6 (Column)
192. Unwritten #6 - 7.41 (Column)
193. Azrael #1 - 4.11 (Column)
194. Dark Avengers: Ares #1 - 6.78 (Column)
195. Deadpool Team-Up #899 - 5.25 (Column)
196. Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows #1 - 6.96 (Column)
197. Punisher #11 - 7.34 (Column)
198. Image United #1 - 3.53 (Column)
199. Jonah Hex #50 - 9.18 (Column)
200. Invincible Iron Man #21 - 7.45 (Column)
201. Walt Disney Comics & Stories #701 - 5.85 (Column)
202. Hellboy: The Bride of Hell - 7.13 (Column)
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Postby GLX » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:37 am

Multiplex

http://www.multiplexcomic.com/index.php

Been following this webcomic for a while. It's about a group of people that work at a movie theater. The writing is entertaining, but it really shines during the heavy moments. I wouldn't call the art outstanding, but it's really easy on the eyes. Very unique style and the expressions on the characters' faces are well done.

7.7* out of 10*
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:12 am

Freakangels
Trading Up: Freakangels
Lowdown - Article


Posted by Lee Newman on Nov 17, 2008

Tags: avatar, duffield, ellis, freakangels, trading up

Freakangels is a webcomic that is written by Warren Ellis and Illustrated by Paul Duffield. It is also one of the more exciting things that Ellis has written in quite some time.

All too often, the masters of their craft fall into easy territory, choosing to rehash the same material over and over. Ellis has done this to a certain extent. How many times can one writer take Super Heros to their most (il)logical extreme? How many times can one writer use conspiracy and techno futurism to expose the problems in current society?

Certainly, these motifs have been prevalent themes in comics since before Mister X, but anyone who has purchased Dark Horse’s anthology of that landmark independent book knows that Ellis holds that book in the same kind of awe that most fans look at Watchmen. It is no wonder then that so much of his work has had an esoteric and skeptical tone to it. Twenty-five years later, he is trying to match that work. No matter how different Black Summer, No Hero, Planetary, and The Authority are, they are at their core thematic synonyms. The execution and actual mechanism may be different, but the ideas presented are much the same. Certainly the same can be said for works like Doktor Sleepless and Transmetropolitan.

What is refreshing about the story here is that while there is an amount of power corrupting absolutely in this work, the work itself seems to center on the characters who have been thrust into a post apocalyptic world. Sure, it is slowly revealed that their powers led the world to its desolate stature, but here the characters are forced to deal with the ramifications of what they have done. In other books, there are consequences faced, but most of the time Ellis is dealing with how the meta beings came to have gone to far.

Freakangels instead deals with characters who instead of feeling above the normal people, are plagued with guilt over what has happened. The reader must assume that over time the cataclysmic events that got these folks to this place are going to be explained, but for now he must delve into what motivates these characters after they have done the worst they could do. The story in its milieu and pacing has an almost Miyazaka flow to it. The great auteur of Japanese Anime uses location, culture, and history to create something that resonates at a deeper level then much of the popular art form. Here instead of shocking sexual orientations and brash escapades (although it is an Ellis book so there is plenty of that there) the reader is lost in this post informational society’s devolution into steam punk mechanics and tribal social groupings.

It is almost as the worst that could have passed in Princess Monoke did and Humanity is left in an intelligent place but lacks the resources to continue life as we knew it. It is what the world would have been like ten years before we met Mad Max or the Mariner. Ellis takes this setting and populates it with his familiar archetypal characters creating something new and fresh in their story.

This reader is unfamiliar with the work of Paul Duffield, but his express lines and creative scenery make this book a delight to read. There is definitely a European animated influence on the work and if the artist is not drawing and coloring on plastic cells then he has developed a photoshop technique that generates much the same effect. The exuberance of his playful character designs helps us remember that Ellis’s characters here were stunted in their emotional development. It is easier to take in their playful childlike behavior when they look like children instead of post Armageddon worn adults.

Not since Ellis started working with Ryp has he teamed with such a perfect match as an artist. Together they bring a fantastic steam punk world to life. It is almost enough to make me read a comic book on the computer, instead I think that I will wait out the larger story chunks this way. I am sure that the two creators appreciate the money flowing their way.

Warren Ellis (W), Paul Duffield (A), Avatar Press, $19.99

http://brokenfrontier.com/lowdown/p/det ... reakangels
score 9
Volume two would get a 7 mostly because of the coloring
volume three would get a 8
Pull list: Afterlife with Archie, Bodies, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Coffin Hill, Dead Boy Detectives, The Fade Out, The Goon, Harley Quinn, Hinterkind, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon,The Maxx Maximized, Miracleman, Ms. Marvel, Multiversity, Rasputin, Rocket Raccoon, Sandman: Overture, Silver Surfer, The Walking Dead, Wonder Woman

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Postby thefourthman » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:14 am

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Bayou
Trading Up: Bayou Volume One
Lowdown - Article


Posted by Lee Newman on Jun 10, 2009

Tags: bayou, love, zuda

Zuda's inaugural winner sees print publication and it is a worthy introduction to those not hip to the website as well as all the awards it has taken home.

Lee Wagstaff is a young African American in Mississippi in the 1930s. She has a loving father and plays with the rich landowner’s daughter. When their normal childhood antics result in the abduction of the little white girl, Lee’s father is arrested and she embarks on a magical journey through the folklore of the South.

Jeremy Love does something remarkable in Bayou. He takes the racist setting of the Depression era Bible belt and weaves it into a Wizard of Oz-like fantasy world. The beginning of the story is steeped in reality. The history of the Civil War and the difference shown to the former slave community is heavy in the background of the book. However, Love is not proselytizing on the evils of the South. It is easier to exorcise some demons be merely shining the light in their direction. The author knows he does not need to beat the audience over the head with these ideas. Bayou Volume One

Lee is an analogue of Huckleberry Finn. She is an independent soul, good at heart but prone to trouble. Instead of pure mischievousness, her problems stem from her inability to see the difference in skin. Sure, her father has explained to her that being black means she has to be careful, but Lee can’t fathom why being friends with a white girl would be a problem, or even more to the point, why her truth should mean less than a white lady’s lie.

In the more tactile world, we are also given characters with dubious moral compasses. Calvin, Lee’s father, knows what is right and wrong, but also knows that he has to balance that with the reality of his world. He needs to survive and raise his daughter the best he knows how. The more tragic moral figure, is the local sheriff. He knows that Calvin and Lee are good people, but he must cater to Mrs. Westmoreland, the rich landowner, even if she is a bit misguided and prone to abuse the system for her convenience, despite what is right or its consequences.

Once Lee sets out to find Lily, her missing friend, and to also clear her father’s name; the reality of the piece shifts. The book takes on a more fantastic quality. In many ways it becomes a Southern Fried version of Fables. Br’er Rabbit is very much real. Cotton Eyed Joe is an actual person and the Bayou is personified as a mythic force of nature who is reined in by the ambiguous Bossman. Bayou reaches out to Lee, but his appearance shocks her and he is left to overcome her fears through his compassion and care. Then they become entangled with not only the real monster of this volume in Joe, but an even more ominous agent of a fallen Confederate General and his hooded henchmen.

Love works a magic realism that allows heady commentary on the South and its past evils. He also shows off the wondrous nature of both the geological region and the heart of its people. It is the kind of study that will go a long way to overcome the centuries old feud that causes the racial tension in the area to this very day. As seen in Bayou, there is as much to praise about this culture as there is to condemn. If we as a people were more open about it all, maybe real healing could occur.

This attitude makes the censoring of one notorious word all the more disturbing. It is being used in a historical context, not unlike the use of “Nigger Jim” in Huck Finn’s story. Of course, we live in a politically correct world where it doesn’t matter that the venom of the term has been curbed through its embrace in modern African American culture. The people have refused to give it power and it has lost its offense, but it is possible that in a historical context it might still hold some bite. It is then curious that the Uncle Remus stories should play a role here, given their own nefarious history. Is it possible that years of subversive contextualization has overpowered the stories’ origins.

As smart as the script is Love’s playful illustration. His character designs have a welcome similarity to Powell’s The Goon, but when the artist reaches further to butterfly winged spirits, living swamps, and anthropomorphic dogs - it is all just as real feeling. That is the true magic at work here, the world both visually and conceptually are rich and just familiar enough to allow for the fantastic to seem reasonable.

Bayou is a potent mix of fantasy and cultural history. It is an unflinchingly brave view of a maligned world. Like all powerful literature, it extrapolates a powerful truth in a thoughtful manner while entertaining relentlessly. Imagine if Alice in Wonderland were mashed with Mississippi Burning and you would be close to the feel of the book. It is an important and unique voice in the world of graphic narrative and one this reader can’t wait to hear more from.

Bayou Volume One is available now. It is written and illustrated by Jeremy Love, published by DC Comics and retails for $14.99. Bayou can also be read at www.zudacomics.com.

http://brokenfrontier.com/lowdown/p/det ... volume-one
Score 10, shit is awesome.
Pull list: Afterlife with Archie, Bodies, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Coffin Hill, Dead Boy Detectives, The Fade Out, The Goon, Harley Quinn, Hinterkind, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon,The Maxx Maximized, Miracleman, Ms. Marvel, Multiversity, Rasputin, Rocket Raccoon, Sandman: Overture, Silver Surfer, The Walking Dead, Wonder Woman

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Postby thefourthman » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:15 am

New stuff I will do: High Moon, Mice Templar, and I may give Sin Titulo another look.
Pull list: Afterlife with Archie, Bodies, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Coffin Hill, Dead Boy Detectives, The Fade Out, The Goon, Harley Quinn, Hinterkind, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon,The Maxx Maximized, Miracleman, Ms. Marvel, Multiversity, Rasputin, Rocket Raccoon, Sandman: Overture, Silver Surfer, The Walking Dead, Wonder Woman

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Postby Mr_Batman » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:25 am

Cyanide and Happiness- http://www.explosm.net/comics/

Decided to try this. It's all stick figures and it's quite funny. Actually it's absolutely hilarious. Obviously they're just stick figures, so it's not art heavy, but the comedy is good.

8/10



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Postby Mr_Batman » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:45 pm

Just read every webcomic made by Comic Critics. Not only do they make fun of a lot of comics (or superhero comics because superhero coimcs are mainstream ones), it's hilarious. Seriously good stuff

9/10

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Postby ****** » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:53 pm

Mr_Batman wrote:Just read every webcomic made by Comic Critics. Not only do they make fun of a lot of comics (or superhero comics because superhero coimcs are mainstream ones), it's hilarious. Seriously good stuff

9/10


dropping a link here so I don't have to track it down again later...

http://comiccritics.com/

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Postby Mr_Batman » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:11 pm

amlah6 wrote:dropping a link here so I don't have to track it down again later...

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Postby john lewis hawk » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:30 pm

Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart

Sin Titulo is the story of a man who inadvertily gets involved in some weird shit while trying to figure out who a woman from a picture of his grandfather is. as he continues, he, along with the reader, is left with more questions than answers.

For his debut as a writer, Stewart is doing a pretty good job. The story, at times, feels a bit slow but he has a good grasp of dynamic storytelling. Art-wise, well, he's one of my favorites and while the art isn't as detailed as his work-for-hire stuff, it does a great job of telling the story.

The biggest problem is the delays but this is a free comic by a noteworthy comic book creator so there's only so muc complaining you can do without being an ass.

8/10
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Postby ****** » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:14 pm

Chicago: 1968
Story by Len Kody
Art by Jenny Frison (pgs 1-45) and Tony Maldonado (pgs 46-65)

I had heard about this series on Around Comics a while back, but never got around to checking it out. When I stumbled upon it on the Shadowline site, I was excited to finally get to read it.

Chicago: 1968 has set out to tell the story of the events leading up to the infamous 1968 Democratic National Convention, most notably focusing Mayor Daley and Abbie Hoffman along with a pair of Chicago Policemen and a pair of protest organizers. The series is currently in progress and hasn't quite made it to the actual convention yet, but it's certainly an interesting subject matter. Kody has done a nice job of setting the foundation and establishing the atmosphere of the time even if the pacing has been a bit inconsistent.

There have been two artists over the course of the series. Frison's art was the more aesthetically pleasing look of the two, but Maldonado has a bit stronger line that I think has benefited the comic, especially in the scenes with Daley.

Story: 7
Art: 6
Overall: 6.50

I would expect the series to pick up quite a bit once they get fully into the convention. I definitely want to go back and read the rest of this when it's finished.

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Postby doombug » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:21 am

No one's going to review New Comic day. :cry:
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Postby SuperginraiX » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:19 am

doombug wrote:No one's going to review New Comic day. :cry:

I think I'll review Blud Blood. I'll just be fair and balanced and give it a 10+. ;)
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Postby doombug » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:29 am

SuperginraiX wrote:I think I'll review Blud Blood. I'll just be fair and balanced and give it a 10+. ;)

:lol:

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