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Review Group Week 211 - X-MEN FOREVER #18

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Postby Punchy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:53 am

Jude Terror wrote:Real men review X-Men Forever. That's all I'm saying man.


No they don't, Real men buy toilet roll and teabags, which I did with the money I saved by not buying the book.

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:53 am

Punchy wrote:No they don't, Real men buy toilet roll and teabags, which I did with the money I saved by not buying the book.


Real men don't drink tea. Real men drink scotch. :roll:
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Postby Punchy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:55 am

Jude Terror wrote:Real men don't drink tea. Real men drink scotch. :roll:


Real British men drink tea.

I got 160 bags for £2.50 today, amazing.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:47 am

Punchy wrote:Real British men drink tea.

I got 160 bags for £2.50 today, amazing.


So set yourself up a little teastand and make some money so you don't keep moaning about not spending money on stuff you don't like.

Because--just sayin'--but from someone who bitches like a child every time someone else brings up prices or value, it is too fucking ridiculous. :roll:

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Postby Punchy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:39 pm

Spicy Dick wrote:So set yourself up a little teastand and make some money so you don't keep moaning about not spending money on stuff you don't like.

Because--just sayin'--but from someone who bitches like a child every time someone else brings up prices or value, it is too fucking ridiculous. :roll:


Hey, at least I don't actually buy it. You buy it and then bitch. I'm sensible.

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:10 pm

MOAR X-MEN FOREVER REVIEWS PLEASE!
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Postby Old Man » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:47 pm

Spicy Dick wrote:
For example, what is that thing strapped to '90s era Cyclop's chest?

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I've always wondered.


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Postby Old Man » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:48 pm

Jude Terror wrote:See that wasn't so hard, was it? I still think it deserved a better score though.


Now you're sounding like Punchy.
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Postby Old Man » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:49 pm

Punchy wrote:Real British men drink tea.

I got 160 bags for £2.50 today, amazing.


You're quite the teabagger, I think.
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Postby john lewis hawk » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:54 pm

Punchy wrote:This isn't a matter of balls, it's a matter of not wanting spend money on something I won't like, I can't afford to do that.
That and I'm too lazy to go to the shop and read it without buying it.

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Postby Punchy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:56 pm

john lewis hawk wrote:That and I'm too lazy to go to the shop and read it without buying it.


Byrne-stealing is for cunts.

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Postby GLX » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:20 pm

Jude Terror wrote:Real men review X-Men Forever.


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Postby YeaSureWhatever » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:06 pm

Finally
Since I first signed up I have been waiting for some one to pick a book that I was already reading or wanted to give a shot to (Super Girl and Robocop! really!)

I have been reading X-Men Forever since issue one, and although they have not all been winners, for 18 issues (in 9 months) it has been a book that reminded me why I first got into comics. Issue 18 is no exception.

The book opens up with Scott and his son actually having a positive experience together. No mutant hunting machines, no techno organic virus, no crazy ex turning the world into a hellish pit, but rather going for a bike ride so get some breakfast. Do we even know if Cable has ever had pancakes?

A predictable western-type scene quickly follows that where Scot proves that he is the benevolent alpha male of that particular part of Alaska setting up some possible knob touching from that nice waitress.

Then comes the part of the book that I really liked, Havok and Polaris. Between 1993-2007(ish) I was hard pressed to remember why any one ever would have liked these two seemingly whiny, emo, entitled, brats. Claremont reminds us that they are not only scholars, but also sometimes the only two people around that are able (or willing) to tell Scott the truth.

The attack scenes that bring in the series' ongoing major story line is the weakest part of the book, IMO, but again shows that Claremont's team was a team. Scott knew that some one would be there to catch him.

The disappointing part of this issue, for me, is that after allowing Scot to move on, Claremont is now bringing him back to the X-Men, I can only hope that there is some drama upon his return.

This is no X-Men Forever #15 (if this thread had read that, I would have given it a 9/10) but it was an entertaining comic book.

Story - 8.5
Art (the weakest part of this book) – 7.5

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Postby Old Man » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:49 pm

YeaSureWhatever wrote:Finally
Since I first signed up I have been waiting for some one to pick a book that I was already reading or wanted to give a shot to (Super Girl and Robocop! really!)


The idea is to try a different book, then write a review. I don't always buy the reviewed book, and I don't always review each book.

Welcome to the review group. Supergirl is one word, btw. Yes, I'm THAT GUY.
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Postby Alex Delarge » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:00 pm

OMG are you guys seriously going to make me review First Wave #1? LOL
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