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Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:09 pm

I'll be posting my review probably really late since I have a 5 page paper due before class and then I have class...then god I hate school.
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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:37 am

Bad Jude. Maybe it's because I didn't read comics 20 years ago but why are there so many thought balloons? Characters can just do they don't need to narrate. I will go ahead and spare you the frustration of reading my review because it was awful and the art looked barely finished.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:36 am

So, if I had a new thread for the new book I could post my review now, but if I don't have one soon, it will have to wait until after work. :(
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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:37 am

What's the book? I honestly don't remember.

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Postby 3MJ » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:38 am

I was going to post reviews of Claremonts old issues, but I might just do it in another thread, there was no way I could have got comics this week.

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:42 am

Spicy Dick wrote:What's the book? I honestly don't remember.


Siege: Secret Warriors

I'll get started on the thread here in a couple of minutes.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:43 am

Spicy Dick wrote:What's the book? I honestly don't remember.

That's okay, I read like Saturday... :lol:
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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:45 am

thefourthman wrote:That's okay, I read like Saturday... :lol:


I don't get it.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:48 am

Spicy Dick wrote:I don't get it.

MRRC, I just got Marvel's books for next week. :p
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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:49 am

thefourthman wrote:MRRC, I just got Marvel's books for next week. :p


Too bad you didn't get any good books then.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:52 am

Spicy Dick wrote:Too bad you didn't get any good books then.

I like the spidey book... but yeah next week kind of sucks for them!
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Postby Chubbles » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:20 am

X-Men Forever Annual review

X-Men forever is one of those books that people either love or hate and there's not much room in the middle. I really enjoyed the first several issues but then I just didn't have the time to keep up so I have been slacking on my reading. Takeda is one of my favorite artists, her syle is just gorgeous. She draws absolutely beautiful women and the scenes just flow so incredibly well. Her Ms. marvel run was awesome as well, she was perfect for that book. Anyways, needless to say the art is the highlight of this book as the story is ok but nothing gripping or thought provoking happens. I always thought Logan and Jean should be together since Scott's pretty much banged anything he could get his hands on. It was cool seeing them together in this issue. The fight with the Hand was cool but the whole reasoning behind who the big bad was never really discussed and i was confused by the plot a little. I don't mind the thought bubbles. I'm glad they are not in every book i read but claremont uses them just fine here. He has gone overboard with them in the past but it's acceptable here.

Story 6
Art 9.5
Overall 7.75

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:41 am

guitarsmashley wrote:Bad Jude. Maybe it's because I didn't read comics 20 years ago but why are there so many thought balloons? Characters can just do they don't need to narrate. I will go ahead and spare you the frustration of reading my review because it was awful and the art looked barely finished.

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A. How can you not like that art?

B. Thought balloons worked because comics were not modeled after movies and television back then. They were their own thing, and one of the unique abilities of comics is the ability to show things through thought bubbles and captions. This has been removed from the medium because comics choose not to meet their full potential, and instead strive to be movies on paper, which is good in some ways, but ignores the power of the medium in others.
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Postby Chubbles » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:46 am

the thought bubbles help bring together the positives of a book vs. pictures on a page. Sometimes Claremont overuses the thought bubbles but he didn't in this book. The writers who use thought bubbles while still alowing the artist to convey the story as well are the best.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:50 am

No Twiggs For Terror wrote:A. How can you not like that art?

B. Thought balloons worked because comics were not modeled after movies and television back then. They were their own thing, and one of the unique abilities of comics is the ability to show things through thought bubbles and captions. This has been removed from the medium because comics choose not to meet their full potential, and instead strive to be movies on paper, which is good in some ways, but ignores the power of the medium in others.


I wish there were some balance in between the too-heavy exposition style comics of the '80s, and the garbage being churned out by the likes of...well, I won't name names, but the writers who have fooled themselves into thinking they are writing "cinematic" comics and not doing hack jobs.

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