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Postby GLX » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:09 pm

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"I have a strong feeling that X-Men: Forever will suck. Therefore, I refuse to review it."
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Postby Victorian Squid » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:15 pm

This'll be a great week, no one but Jude reviews his pick and X-Men Forever will forever have the highest score in the SOD.

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Postby GLX » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:16 pm

Spicy Dick wrote:This'll be a great week, no one but Jude reviews his pick and X-Men Forever will forever have the highest score in the SOD.


People will read it, but I doubt that they'll HATE it.
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Postby Victorian Squid » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:19 pm

GLX wrote:People will read it, but I doubt that they'll HATE it.


So review it and hate it then. Fill that niche.

Or read it in the shop and then write a review you could add to wine and kill Socrates with.

BE the hate.

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Postby GLX » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:23 pm

Spicy Dick wrote:So review it and hate it then. Fill that niche.

Or read it in the shop and then write a review you could add to wine and kill Socrates with.

BE the hate.


Eh. As I mentioned earlier, I thought the first trade was okay, but I'm in no hurry to read more X-Men: Forever.
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Postby doombug » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:18 pm

Supergirl #50

So this was a fun read. Sterling Gates takes a character that only Mark Waid has every made interesting. (He was a highlight of Trinity) and instead of adding new levels to him he makes him a one note boring character who seems to only be in the story so readers go "Hey remember him?" His role could have easily be filled by any of the characters current in Metropolis. But I digress, I honestly don't think this is completely new reader friendly.

Supergirl #50 pays off on a plotline that has been building for quite some time in the book. Insect Queen is kind of a one note villain as well, kind of lame. Dr. Light gets a huge push in my mind here and that was a highlight of the issue.

The back up was a fun short little story about Kara being trusted in the world and I thought it was just a fun little read, nothing too special. the art was strong in both stories and well I have to admire just how packed full of content the book is.

Score: 7.5


On a side note: Anyone hope that First Wave stays printed black and white? that was a cool little preview in a lot of dc books that I'm fully behind.
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Postby Chubbles » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:07 pm

Supergirl 50

I hate it when these big marquee issues which SHOULD be perfect jumping on points are just filled with shit happening that a new reader will have no idea what's going on. The writing was ok but this felt like the last issue of a longer running arc that tied up some loose ends. This was NOT a good jumping on point and does nothing to get me to read anymore supergirl. The art looked nice in a lot of places and not so good in others. Igle can and has done good work before but this one didn't blow me away. The insect queen was kind of lame and that gangbuster dude totally sucks. on top of all this I paid 4.99 for this. Why the fuck was this 4.99???

Story 3
Art 5
New reader friendly 1

Overall 3

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Postby guitarsmashley » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:15 am

Gah why can't read good comics.

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Postby Starlord » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:09 am

Supergirl #50

I've crawled out of my sick bed to throw this review up. I'd be a total loser if I didn't review my own pick. This issue is not first time reader friendly. That is true. However, I do think that it was a strong story that Sterling culminates in this climatic issue. It was good to see Insect Queen back again but the final talk between Lana and Supergirl was the best part of the story. Sets up the future perfectly and makes sense on how it was done.

second story was alright. nothing great but nothing horrible. Art was solid in both issues.

Story: 8.5
Art: 8
My Score: 8.25


Also want to thank everyone who spent the money to read my pick this week. It's much appreciated. I will be redeading X-Men Forever next week and looking forward to it.

Now I'm crawling back into my sick bed. See you all soon.
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Postby 3MJ » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:10 am

I read this (I totally Byrne stole it yesterday) no way am I paying for it!

It was ok. Much better than I expected. I mean I imagined I'd hate Supergirl, I'd hate the Insect Queen and I'd hate not understanding much but the plot was straight forward, there was a standard fight and it pretty much made sense to me. The talk at the end didn't really ring true with me, felt very forced.

The back up story sucked.

5.5 out of ten. Much better than I expected.

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Postby 48THRiLLS » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:56 am

Supergirl #50
This was pretty sub par. It may have been the fact that this was an issue which was tying up loose ends that I don't know or care about but it definitely did not make me want to read this title ever again. I didn't really know what to make of the beginning, the Insect Queen was lame and who the hell is Gangbuster? The art was ok, inconsistent in parts, I actually liked the art in the back up more so than the main book. bah.

STORY - 3

ART - 5

OVERALL - 4

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Postby Punchy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:44 am

Jude Terror wrote:I'm disappointed you would be so closed-minded.


You know my feelings on nostalgia-based series, there is no need to read such to judge them.

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:52 am

Punchy wrote:You know my feelings on nostalgia-based series, there is no need to read such to judge them.


Wouldn't it be great though if all Nostalgia based series were set out of continuity so that the regular universe could progress without being hindered by it? You should applaud X-Men forever. Think about how much happier you'd be if Mighty Avengers was set in a Forever Universe.
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Postby Punchy » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:56 am

Jude Terror wrote:Wouldn't it be great though if all Nostalgia based series were set out of continuity so that the regular universe could progress without being hindered by it? You should applaud X-Men forever. Think about how much happier you'd be if Mighty Avengers was set in a Forever Universe.


I don't hate Mighty Avengers.

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:00 am

Punchy wrote:I don't hate Mighty Avengers.


But it is a nostalgia based book. :?
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