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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:21 am

Rooster Illusion wrote:Were there 7 of the "mature and adult" books you prefer??


Siege had like 5 variant covers.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:22 am

I don't know who this Rooster person is, but I thought I should let it be known that I reported that avatar, Sarah Palin and I are not amused.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:23 am

thefourthman wrote:I don't know who this Rooster person is, but I thought I should let it be known that I reported that avatar, Sarah Palin and I are not amused.


How did he get that picture of you in the diaper anyway?
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MrBlack

WTF is this rank?

Postby MrBlack » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:23 am

thefourthman wrote:I don't know who this Rooster person is, but I thought I should let it be known that I reported that avatar, Sarah Palin and I are not amused.

You retarded cunt.
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:26 am

Jude Terror wrote:Siege had like 5 variant covers.


Oh yeah, I forgot. I'm sure twiggy could wax rhapsodic for about 200 words per cover! :lol:

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:30 am

Rooster Illusion wrote:Were there 7 of the "mature and adult" books you prefer??


Well quite obviously yes. Did you not just see me say I had 7 books to review :?
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:30 am

thefourthman wrote:I don't know who this Rooster person is, but I thought I should let it be known that I reported that avatar, Sarah Palin and I are not amused.


You think that guy is a spaz? I thought he was just trying to look sexy.
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:32 am

Jude Terror wrote:How did he get that picture of you in the diaper anyway?


Files on everyone, Jude.

Hard copy ones, not those e-kinda ones.
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:34 am

Jubilee wrote:Well quite obviously yes. Did you not just see me say I had 7 books to review :?


Sorry. I forgot about Sonic the Hedgehog & Female Force: JK Rowling.

My bad.

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Postby ****** » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:38 am

Rooster Illusion wrote:Sorry. I forgot about Sonic the Hedgehog & Female Force: JK Rowling.

My bad.


I wish that hadn't been a chase variant, I would have totally been down for a Female Force book this week obviously. :oops:

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:43 am

Rooster Illusion wrote:Sorry. I forgot about Sonic the Hedgehog & Female Force: JK Rowling.

My bad.


Saying I like something mature, than saying I read immature books.

Comedy genius!
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:49 am

Jubilee wrote:Saying I like something mature, than saying I read immature books.

Comedy genius!


Bendis wrote a Sonic comic once, but he and Knuckles and the rest just sat around eating Chinese take-out and asking each other if they were on a date.
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:10 am

Dingo #3

This book just hasn't really connected with me at this point. It should be an easy favorite, a guy with a giant evil dog and a bitch of an ex, what's not to like? Well, 3 issues out of 4 in the can and I don't really understand what's going on except something about Dingo's brother's soul in a box and some ten foot-tall Hellraiser-looking bitch who wants to buy it from his ex and her small army of dudes with weird-looking shades that look like the swear boxes in All Star Batman & Robin.

The first three issues have me feeling like I'm missing something, or that there is information left out that would make this a more coherent read. Color me surprised to find out this is actually a graphic adaptation of a novel I've not heard of. Suddenly, this books weaknesses make more sense, why it seems the characters in the comic book should be somehow more fleshed out or understandable than they are to me. I'm sure Dingo can't rate the kind of word-for-word adaptation BOOM! is doing with DADOES, but it would probably be a better read if they had.

The last page tease at the end of #3 will probably bring me back for the final issue, I just hope it doesn't turn out the way I predict it will, that the main character's brother's soul isn't in the box at all, but rather...

Not one of BOOM!'s stronger offerings, I'm afraid, but not without it's merits.

5
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:10 am

Siege #2

Finally someone tells Ares he's wrong about everything and he actually listens for once. The ugliest depiction of Steve Rogers since Liefeld makes the least inspiring speech I've ever heard. The Sentry sort of rips Ares in half I think, much of the art is not clear to me in this issue. Thor fries Daken with a lightning bolt, in what is one of the few parts of the book I really enjoyed. I wish he'd taken a hammer to the remains, then hit it with a couple more bolts. The final page of the story is used to show the same image of Iron Norman with Cap's shield reflected in his armor in such a way as to suggest Norman should probably duck since his armor's shields were just depleted. It may be meant to be dramatic but it strikes me as one of the most boring pages I've ever seen until I turn the page and find more of that "Fury Protocol" text crap. I buy these things for the synthesis of art and story, not for what reads like watching the subtitles for a bad movie with the picture turned off. Then of course, the obligatory "Duh, sorry!" page printing the missing text from issue #1--since Tom Brevoort has been promoted perhaps this book will actually get an editor to keep such an obvious gaffe from being repeated anytime soon. It underscores the worthlessness of such text pages, that even the editors don't bother reading them.

Better than issue #1 of Siege, but I'm still not very intrigued. Glad to see Ares killed, hope he stays dead to prove what mature comics these are. After hearing so much about Coipel, I was underwhelmed by the art in #2. Some of the figures look great, so why does Steve look like shit? Also, most of the backgrounds lack any detail whatsoever. Even in an issue which is mostly action it makes the pages look drab. I usually like Laura Martin's colors, but they don't help out here I'm afraid.

6.5
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:10 am

The Boys #39

The early solicits for this series did not interest me, I was introduced to the book somewhere around what would become the 4th trade arc, and eagerly bought up the early floppies or trades. Some infatuations are brief, alas, somewhere during the run published concurrently with Herogasm I lost interest almost as quickly as the book grew on me initially. I realized I didn't like any of the characters, not the so-called Supes, nor the Vought crew of course, not even Butcher's crew themselves. I didn't (and still don't) really understand their long-range goals or why they're much better than their more colorfully-garbed adversaries. I don't even really like Hughie or his lady-love Annie, or Starpussy or whatever her name is.

So it was easy to drop and I didn't miss it much. I skimmed through the Mother's Milk origin story and just read the solicits for the last few issues. There haven't been any threads about this book for a while, and I didn't care enough to start one asking for spoilers either. A lot of other posters claimed they were beginning to lose interest in The Boys too last time I started a thread about it. Maybe the group of origin stories around the individual crew members changed their minds, maybe not. But for the review group dealy I picked up this issue to see where things stand.

My reaction is mixed. This isn't so far removed from the stuff in Herogasm, between Mother's Milk nursing on a prostitute's teat (ew) and Hughie and his girlfriend exploring The Cock-ring Warehouse. I guess this is supposed to show Annie is losing her innocence or something and becoming more wicked. Hughie can't enjoy watching a good dp, so they go out to eat some meat instead.

The Vought stuff is as boring and confusing as ever, I can't tell those guys apart--but now there's a new female one banging her head against the Glass Ceiling. I guess I'm just a limited boy. Frenchie says some stupid shit about The Female (the one in The Boys), and detached from any real in-story logic, Butcher finally twigs to Hughie and Annie's relationship.

Not great, not terrible, but still off my pull-list for now. Give me the simple carnality of The Pro over this. BUT, +1 review point for Frenchie's love of the old 2000AD books--although eBay doesn't deserve the free plug unless it's one of those butt-plugs Hughie and Annie were looking at.

7

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