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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:50 pm

Berserker #4

Top Cow Comics
by Rick Loverd & Jeremy Haun.

Hypothetical: If you were to rip someone's limbs off, would it leave holes? Not really, right? There might be a shallow depression rapidly filling with blood as shock sets in, but not holes. And certainly not holes you could reach inside of and grab a person's organs through.

That's the kind of question this book brings to mind, as ancient berserker Farris Jorn rips people into entrails and kiffle like Marvel Comics' Ares and Wolverine combined. He looks and seems like a nice, normal guy--until someone irritates him. Then he rips them in two pieces and throws each piece of person through another person. When his undead-looking buddy makes a joke at his expense he kicks the door of the car out and throws the car through a water tower--that's restrained for a Berserker.

The artwork here is ok, There's not a lot of background in whatever burning land most of this takes place in, but the figures are detailed and well-crafted. One thing I was especially grateful for was that this book has virtually no sound effects--when Farris squeezes somebody's head off or rips them in half it makes no visible sound at all. (Sometimes this is actually confusing, as it's like a dude's head just explodes or something--but after SFIIT, I am not complaining.)

The story? There may be a complicated back-story set up in the previous 3 issues, but the recap here is brief and terse: To paraphrase, Farris is an ancient dude with rage issues--he's looking for his ex-girlfriend and he's going to rip her kidnappers into tiny pieces. And that's exactly what happens. The Berserker tears people up until he finds Eva in the weird burning land where she's being held captive by some sort of Norse theology-themed corporate dude who, according to the back-matter, made his money early in life in the aluminum trade--then he gives her a look like she's next.

6.5
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Old Man

cheese

Postby Old Man » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:03 pm

I'll get the Lone Ranger and Zorro reviews up Tuesday. Have read both comics, but not ready to write tonight. Missed my nap this afternoon. :cry:
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Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:06 pm

You know what's creepy? When you swing by your parents' house, and no one is home but there is a post-it note on the door that reads "KNIVES HAVE BEEN SHARPENED!"

:shock:
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Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:20 am

Oh sure, fine, everyone just abandon me to a creepy house full of sharpened knives and the Scalped review. :roll:

So Amlah6. what is the deadline again?

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Postby ****** » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:44 am

Rooster Illusion wrote:Oh sure, fine, everyone just abandon me to a creepy house full of sharpened knives and the Scalped review. :roll:

So Amlah6. what is the deadline again?


For the jumping? Tonight.

For posting reviews? There isn't one.

And I haven't abandoned you, I've just been working on the front page column thing.

I'm getting ready to try and load it to the front page. It's 48 pages with 23,852 words. If the OH dies in the next 2 hours, it's probably going to be my fault. :twisted:
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Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:47 am

amlah6 wrote:For the jumping? Tonight.

For posting reviews? There isn't one.

And I haven't abandoned you, I've just been working on the front page column thing.

I'm getting ready to try and load it to the front page. It's 48 pages with 23,852 words. If the OH dies in the next 2 hours, it's probably going to be my fault. :twisted:


KOOM!
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:00 am

:lol:
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Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:54 am

I will hopefully review some books today as I am finally back from vacation.

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:00 am

Siege Embedded #2:

Pretty fun story. Volstagg is a funny character, but I think they overdid it on the whole "He's a gentle giant thing". The ideas presented here are pretty interesting, but nothing is ever done with it. I do like comics from the viewpoint of normal guys though, Ben Urich is such a good comic character, whose seen so so much. The dialogue is better than most comics, and I like the idea of Norman having embedded journalists. It's an ok tie in, not much is being revealed though

The art I really liked, much better than I thought it would be, and the cover is nice enough. There's not really much to say about this comic, unfortunately, a solid

6 out of 10.

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Postby ****** » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:22 am

Jubilee wrote:Siege Embedded #2:

Pretty fun story. Volstagg is a funny character, but I think they overdid it on the whole "He's a gentle giant thing". The ideas presented here are pretty interesting, but nothing is ever done with it. I do like comics from the viewpoint of normal guys though, Ben Urich is such a good comic character, whose seen so so much. The dialogue is better than most comics, and I like the idea of Norman having embedded journalists. It's an ok tie in, not much is being revealed though

The art I really liked, much better than I thought it would be, and the cover is nice enough. There's not really much to say about this comic, unfortunately, a solid

6 out of 10.


You had to post that right after I finished the front page thing didn't you? :x

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:23 am

amlah6 wrote:You had to post that right after I finished the front page thing didn't you? :x


Yes. I have more coming tonight as well :x

How many is everyone on oh great Amlah?

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Postby ****** » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:25 am

Image

http://www.theouthousers.com/content/view/6495/176/

I tried to divide up the books with multiple reviews as evenly as possible. If anyone feels slighted, that wasn't my intent.

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:26 am

amlah6 wrote:Image

http://www.theouthousers.com/content/view/6495/176/

I tried to divide up the books with multiple reviews as evenly as possible. If anyone feels slighted, that wasn't my intent.


You do a great job!

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:31 am

Doomy. I too would love a Mass Effect comic. I think it'd be hard to do it without it contradicting a paragon/renegade choice though.

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Postby ****** » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:35 am

Jubilee wrote:You do a great job!


Thanks! :D

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