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Review Group Week 218 - KILL SHAKESPEARE #1

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48THRiLLS

Review Grouper

Postby 48THRiLLS » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:35 pm

I actually managed to wrangle this one up... I also got SHIELD and will read and review that tonight or tomorrow.
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48THRiLLS

Review Grouper

Postby 48THRiLLS » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:14 pm

Just posted my SHIELD #1 review in it's respected thread. Good stuff, I really liked it... gonna read this one now.
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Kerny

Review Grouper

Postby Kerny » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:16 pm

So my shop did have 1 copy left of this.

After reading it, I didn't like it much at all.

Review later.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:28 pm

who hath been unsuccessful
in obtaining a copy of this comic
the man with the pick has been dutiful
in assuring that his nom only is dick?
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:18 pm

amlah6 wrote:I'm assuming since this is an IDW book and a lot of people's shops suck, there will be more than a few "my shop didn't have this" posts this week.

The first person who can't find Kill Shakespeare that wants it, I will send you my copy. Just post here or PM me.


No way am I getting saddled with another shitty idw book. Like Locke and Key. I threw that shit away.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:21 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:No way am I getting saddled with another shitty idw book. Like Locke and Key. I threw that shit away.

the fault there lies not in the book
but your incapacity to like it midway
from the beginning it is worth a look
yet instead you sound angry and gay.

What's funny is this would be free
a kindred spirit would give it for the same fee.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:31 pm

I wonder if this book got much press in the U.K.? The reason I ask is that online sales are extra brisk in Britain for some reason.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:33 pm

Spicy Dickspeare wrote:I wonder if this book got much press in the U.K.? The reason I ask is that online sales are extra brisk in Britain for some reason.

perhaps, more likely the answer at hand
is that it tis the bard's homeland.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:19 pm

thefourthman wrote:the fault there lies not in the book
but your incapacity to like it midway
from the beginning it is worth a look
yet instead you sound angry and gay.

What's funny is this would be free
a kindred spirit would give it for the same fee.


I could just skull fuck you. Now that is angry and gay.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:25 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:I could just skull fuck you. Now that is angry and gay.


Alas, poor Fourthick.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:51 pm

Maybe when you compare your comic to Fables, LoEG, and Northlanders you are setting your reader up for disappointment, those are some big shoes to fill. The first issue of Kill Shakespeare needs some smaller shoes, but hey--it's just a first issue, right? I mean, how much can you expect? Yeah, that might've worked in the SHIELD #1 thread, but less so here. The first page is suitably intriguing and mysterious, but the long section that follows showing Hamlet's flight squanders a lot of pages that should be hooking the reader. the ideas are strong, the execution makes them seem less interesting than they should be.

I really liked the art, minus a couple of faces. I think the panel compositions are tight, and the heavily outlined rich colors remind me of those private galleries in Japan where they display the flayed skins of tattooed artwork after death. I can imagine a lot of the artwork here worn proudly by some eltopo somewhere, then maybe making its way to some private collector in Tokyo to store in a climate-controlled human humidor. Nice work, Ian Herring and Andy Bellanger.

This could be a fun book, but there's just no hook here. I'll at least take a look at the next issue, but it will probably have to be a fairly light week if I'm to buy it. IDW's taking a lot of chances, and sooner or later they will hit a homerun.

6.5
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The_Phenomenal_Sage

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby The_Phenomenal_Sage » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:05 pm

well my shop actually sold out of this.

I mean really its only thursday! they must have had like 4 copies

:evil: :evil:


eventually I'll get to make my return review. though I did post a review to BN #8 amlah.

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Postby ****** » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:15 pm

Sire v 2.0 wrote:well my shop actually sold out of this.

I mean really its only thursday! they must have had like 4 copies

:evil: :evil:


eventually I'll get to make my return review. though I did post a review to BN #8 amlah.


PM 4thy, he'll hook you up with Kill Shakespeare.

******

Postby ****** » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:18 pm

Spicy Dickspeare wrote:Maybe when you compare your comic to Fables, LoEG, and Northlanders you are setting your reader up for disappointment, those are some big shoes to fill. The first issue of Kill Shakespeare needs some smaller shoes, but hey--it's just a first issue, right? I mean, how much can you expect? Yeah, that might've worked in the SHIELD #1 thread, but less so here. The first page is suitably intriguing and mysterious, but the long section that follows showing Hamlet's flight squanders a lot of pages that should be hooking the reader. the ideas are strong, the execution makes them seem less interesting than they should be.


Spot on.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:06 am

My store didn't get this in.

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