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Postby Punchy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:03 am

My store didn't get this, so no review.

Sorry.

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Postby Punchy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:18 am

Old Man wrote:And I can't believe they charged $3.50 for this.


FFS

You fail Review Group, you fail hard.

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Postby GHERU » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:54 am

so, when I looked at the list of available books this week, most were either in the middle of a story line, Siege / Black Lantern related, or uninteresting / pretentious crap - then I saw Robocop #1, and I knew what I had to do.

This book was exactly what I expected, but with worse art. Every time I pick up a Robocop comic it takes place after the first movie (it seems that no one likes 2 or 3 [or even the tv show]) and its about the evil OmniCorp doing something shitty to the cops. Not olny is that always the plot, but its always the plot of #1 and I never get to #2 cause its so boring.

The one positive I will give to Robocop comics is that I always have fun with the art..usually

story - 3
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score 4
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Postby Old Man » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:59 am

Punchy wrote:My store didn't get this, so no review.

Sorry.


We're not. :twisted:
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Postby Punchy » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:10 am

Old Man wrote:We're not. :twisted:


You love my reviews!

You'll have 12 next week to make up for it.

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Postby Old Man » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:56 am

Punchy wrote:You love my reviews!

You'll have 12 next week to make up for it.


Okay, but only 10 of them will count.

And maybe I'll do 10 just to match you.
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Postby Chubbles » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:05 pm

Old Man wrote:Okay, but only 10 of them will count.

And maybe I'll do 10 just to match you.


i bet it will be something like this:

1. This book sucked!
2. This book sucked!
3. This book sucked!
4. This book sucked!
5. This book sucked!
6. This book sucked!
7. This book sucked!
8. This book sucked!
9. This book sucked!
10. This book sucked!

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Postby Old Man » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:52 pm

Chubbles wrote:i bet it will be something like this:

1. This book sucked!
2. This book sucked!
3. This book sucked!
4. This book sucked!
5. This book sucked!
6. This book sucked!
7. This book sucked!
8. This book sucked!
9. This book sucked!
10. This book sucked!


Nope.

The third book was by Bendis, so -- This book really sucked.
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Postby thefourthman » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:22 am

ugh.

dammit, who picked this shite?

pedestrian, cliche and wooden.

I'll link my review which pines for a Frank Miller written book as soon as it is live.

Story 3
Art 2
Overall 2.5

P.S. Ru, I am kidding, but you did pick a stinker.
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Postby john lewis hawk » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:26 am

I think I'll review every book that comes out next week.

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Postby thefourthman » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:37 am

did any one else think that the Black Nazi was just wrong?
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Postby SuperginraiX » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:54 am

Hey.

I'm running low on funds this week and didn't pick this book up. It's a lousy excuse but I basically only got some essential books this week to save some money. I'll get to those books that I should have reviewed already in a bit.
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Postby thefourthman » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:13 pm

thefourthman wrote:ugh.

dammit, who picked this shite?

pedestrian, cliche and wooden.

I'll link my review which pines for a Frank Miller written book as soon as it is live.

Story 3
Art 2
Overall 2.5

P.S. Ru, I am kidding, but you did pick a stinker.

http://brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/robocop-1
Robocop is one of those fond memories of my youth. While it doesn’t hold up all that well (the special effects are woefully outdated, the acting pretty dreadful, and it’s all a little Brazil-lite by way of Terminator), it certainly is a lot easier to watch than Mike Hodges’s Flash Gordon.

The film was all concept and action. With swift and clever news breaks and ads, it was like watching The Dark Knight Returns in action. Weller’s wooden acting made sense with the rigid moves of the robotic police officer watching over a dystopian nightmare.

The comic presented here is set right after the first movie. I guess we have Robocop 1.5 here. I’m not real sure how it fits into the second movie. Maybe Dynamite has decided to ignore the rest of the franchise or maybe I just remember it wrong. I got a box set upstairs, maybe that is what I can do while snowed in from Snowstorm 2010.

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It all smacks of cliche. Which is a shame, because the charm of Robocop was that it overcame its kitsch and familiarity to become something of a cultural icon. It was grim dirty and dangerous. Everything here feels recycled. Even the news blurbs seem to just be taken out of today’s headlines instead of sensationalized like the Enquirer just became the pinnacle of hard hitting journalism. The only shocking thing is an African American Nazi, which just seems wrong, but whatever. In the end, all the players and pieces are in place, I’m just not sure I care.

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Comics are a nostalgia business. There is no doubt about it. Comics like this are evidence presented to the court of the outside world. All this book really has going for it is the fond memories of its readers and, unfortunately, this will not help foster warm memories. Maybe I should hunt down the Frank Miller Avatar stuff. Didn’t Juan Jose Ryp illustrate that book? Given its publication period, I bet it is manic and gory; that’s the way I prefer to remember Robocop.

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Postby 48THRiLLS » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:58 pm

RoboCop #1

I wasn't expecting this to be any good but I was hoping it would be one of those so bad it is good things and it held up to that a little. I mean for the most part this was unreadable but there were a few things that made me laugh like the food recycler WTF! My main problem with this comic was too much talking and not enough RoboCop killing, I don't care about the Police Dept being taken over or people going hungry I want bitches being blasted by motherfucking RoboCop. This needed more bad ass corny lines and more bad guys being chumped.
Since Punchy is skipping this week I will do his best line for him...
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STORY - 3
ART - 3
OVERALL 3

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Postby Starlord » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:30 pm

Robocop #1

I read this twice and looking back over it I can honestly say I don't have a clue with what I read, nor do I really care. I guess if you like Robocop in some way you could make an argument for this book. I felt nuthin for it. Nuthin. Sorry.

Story - 2
Art - 2
My Score - 2
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