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Postby ****** » Wed May 12, 2010 8:10 am

ImageThis week the Review Group is covering Heroic Age: Prince of Power #1 and we want YOU to post a review!


ImageAre you as excited for this week's Heroic Age: Prince of Power #1 as Punchy (and probably most definitely Doombug and his unending love for Van Lente) is? Do you want to write a review for it and discuss the book in depth with other members of the Outhouse community? Yes, yes of course you do because you remember the last time we covered a Van Lente book all hell broke loose and you want to see if it's going to happen again.

See that 'Post A Comment' button a little ways down the page? Click it already! Follow the tips in the first post and by this time next week you can see your review posted along side your fellow reviewers here on the front page of The Outhouse just like everyone who reviewed last week's awesome pick, I, Zombe #1 .

ImageHeroic Age: Prince of Power #1

WRITER: Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak
PENCILS: Reilly Brown

THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE The Lion of Olympus has fallen. And as the Heroic Age dawns, the Golden Mace of Hercules passes to a new Prince of Power...who just happens to be Herc's best friend, Korean-American kid genius, Amadeus Cho. But when Amadeus finally reveals what he plans to do with his new power, the heavens themselves may shatter as Marvel's mightiest pantheons are shaken to the core! And wait a minute...what's THOR doing on the cover of this book? Fan fave writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente and beloved "Thorcules" artist Reilly Brown bring the thunder with the next essential chapter in the mind-blowing, heart-wrenching, and gut-busting epic that is the "INCREDIBLE HERCULES" experience! Rated T …$3.99

The fine folks at Marvel provided The Outhouse with a preview and you can see it here .

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Postby ****** » Wed May 12, 2010 8:11 am

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Postby 3MJ » Wed May 12, 2010 8:21 am

Sorry for not reviewing last week. I'll buy my months comics when I get home from work tonight.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Wed May 12, 2010 8:37 am

My picks are always the best.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed May 12, 2010 8:40 am

is chubbles still active?

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Postby ****** » Wed May 12, 2010 8:43 am

guitarsmashley wrote:is chubbles still active?


Do not question the SoD.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Wed May 12, 2010 8:44 am

it was better than Siege #4... I have a review written, when I spark up the laptop later, I will post it.

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Postby ****** » Wed May 12, 2010 8:44 am

Punchy wrote:My picks are always the best.


Eh, they're okay.

Blue Beetle #1 5.95
Local #6 9.10
The Spirit #1 7.67
Invincible #42 8.35
Booster Gold #6 7.68
DC Universe 0 4.94
Venom: Dark Origin #1 7.16
Amazing Spider-Man #575 6.98
Hellblazer #251 6.94
Ghost Rider #34 8.82
Ultimate Comics Avengers #1 7.14
Siege #1 7.84
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed May 12, 2010 8:45 am

amlah6 wrote:Do not question the SoD.


I'm not, I was just asking because I see very little of him.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Wed May 12, 2010 8:52 am

amlah6 wrote:Eh, they're okay.

Blue Beetle #1 5.95
Local #6 9.10
The Spirit #1 7.67
Invincible #42 8.35
Booster Gold #6 7.68
DC Universe 0 4.94
Venom: Dark Origin #1 7.16
Amazing Spider-Man #575 6.98
Hellblazer #251 6.94
Ghost Rider #34 8.82
Ultimate Comics Avengers #1 7.14
Siege #1 7.84


Is Local still the highest rated book ever?

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Postby ****** » Wed May 12, 2010 9:01 am

Punchy wrote:Is Local still the highest rated book ever?


It's not even the 2nd highest rated book. :P

Top 10:

Four Eyes #1 9.42
Jonah Hex #50 9.23
S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 9.18
Local #6 9.10
Fell #7 9.03
Runaways #24 9.01
Blackest Night #1 8.87
Batman #686 8.84
Ghost Rider #34 8.82
Fell #5 8.81
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Chubbles

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Postby Chubbles » Wed May 12, 2010 9:34 am

guitarsmashley wrote:I'm not, I was just asking because I see very little of him.


it's nice to be missed :wink:


i just switched to mail order comics so i fall behind often in my reading. I'm generally a week or so behind but I should be able to review this one and last week as well. I'm waiting for the midtown list to pop up so i can make my pick for next week.
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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed May 12, 2010 12:50 pm

Chubbles wrote:it's nice to be missed :wink:


i just switched to mail order comics so i fall behind often in my reading. I'm generally a week or so behind but I should be able to review this one and last week as well. I'm waiting for the midtown list to pop up so i can make my pick for next week.


groovy.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Wed May 12, 2010 12:57 pm

The Heroic Age: Prince of Power #1
Written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente
Illustrated by Reilly Brown

The Incredible Hercules was the surprise of War World Hulk, rolling out of that most disappointing event was a book that was fun and solid. Eventually, it wore then and by the time we got to the very wordy Fall of Olympus I kind of stopped caring. Evidently, that was a mistake.

This book may not be as tight as that run on the Hulk’s former book was, but it is a hell of a lot of fun. Seems Herc is dead (or missing in a way that might as well be dead), which has left Cho in charge of the Olympus Corporation, but more importantly guardian of Herc’s mace. This means that when big old mythological beasts rear their ugly mugs, Cho gets to be the guy to bash in their skulls.

Athena even picks him as the hero of the heroic age over the original three Avengers type guys – you know those big guns that Siege reunited.

This is a clever and fun read. The little boxes get a little old after 20 pages of them, but they are a neat idea – more sparing use of them would mean that they could be an added bit of brilliance – this isn’t Action Philosophers, sometimes you should let the story tell the story FVL. Really, other then that I got no complaints – the book catches you up in the story (even though it provides possibly the most useless recap page of all time – which sucks because Herc was often home to brilliant recap pages) and is engaging and fun.

The art is pretty decent too. Brown and his inker pals give it a nod to good old John Romita the juniorest which is fitting for this legacy character run wild. Even more nifty is that the art embraces some of the better tropes of Manga with comically exaggerated emotions and nifty in panel elapsed action. It adds to the kinetic fun of the book.

A fun book, not world shattering, there are certainly worse books on the stands this week.

Story 8
Art 7
Overall 7.5
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john lewis hawk

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Postby john lewis hawk » Wed May 12, 2010 1:01 pm

amlah6 wrote:It's not even the 2nd highest rated book. :P

Top 10:

Four Eyes #1 9.42
Jonah Hex #50 9.23
S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 9.18
Local #6 9.10
Fell #7 9.03
Runaways #24 9.01
Blackest Night #1 8.87
Batman #686 8.84
Ghost Rider #34 8.82
Fell #5 8.81
Crazy-y-y-y-y-y-y-y.

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