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Re: Review Group 224 - GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #12

Postby Mr_Batman » Wed May 26, 2010 2:10 pm

Dragavon wrote:Yes, especially when there are better comics coming out this week. Secret Avengers & Wolverine: Weapon X for example.

I don't think we should've reviewed SA after just reviewing Avengers #1. We need more variety. I know they're different comics, but still. That's like reviewing Batman #700, then Superman #700.

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Re: Review Group 224 - GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #12

Postby Dragavon » Wed May 26, 2010 2:12 pm

Mr_Batman wrote:I don't think we should've reviewed SA after just reviewing Avengers #1. We need more variety. I know they're different comics, but still. That's like reviewing Batman #700, then Superman #700.

Both of those example are completely different comics. I'd argue against reviewing New Avengers #1 because it's by the same writer.

But comparing Avengers to Secret Avengers is like comparing apples to oranges.
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Re: Review Group 224 - GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #12

Postby Mr_Batman » Wed May 26, 2010 2:19 pm

Dragavon wrote:Both of those example are completely different comics. I'd argue against reviewing New Avengers #1 because it's by the same writer.

But comparing Avengers to Secret Avengers is like comparing apples to oranges.

That's actually what I was going to say lol :lol:

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Postby Zero » Wed May 26, 2010 2:39 pm

Let's review Secret Warriors yet again!

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Postby Dragavon » Wed May 26, 2010 2:57 pm

Zero wrote:Let's review Secret Warriors yet again!

It got a low score last time.
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Postby Zero » Wed May 26, 2010 3:03 pm

It wasn't a great issue last time. Also I was kidding. Finally, I hate you. :x

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Postby Dragavon » Wed May 26, 2010 3:04 pm

Zero wrote:It wasn't a great issue last time. Also I was kidding. Finally, I hate myself. :x

Excellent points all.
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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed May 26, 2010 3:43 pm

We weren't reviewing Secret Avengers under any circumstances.
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Postby BlueStreak » Wed May 26, 2010 4:44 pm

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About a year ago, when DC revamped the Batman line, I looked at all the different titles and decided which books would fit into my budget. Gotham City Sirens did not make the cut. To be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of Catwoman or Harley Quinn, and the art didn't wow me. After I read a couple of reviews on the interwebs, I wondered if maybe I was wrong and that this was one of those good books that just happened to not sell very well.

One year later, I finally picked up an issue to see what the fuss was about. And that issue...is a fill in issue. And what a fill in issue it is! Cat killing! Nuns with swords! Connotations of Angel Sex! Other bland uses of Catholic symbolism! Hey, let's have Catwoman beat up on an archbishop. Because she's an antihero! And no one likes Catholics anyways! (The real irony is that the penciller, Peter Nguyen, shares his name wtith a well-known Vietnamese Catholic priest and human rights activist.) But I digress.

All of my kvetching aside, this isn't the worst comic I bought today. Tony Bedard (who I'm convinced is DC's go to guy for fill-in story arcs) does a decent job of getting the main characters' voices right. And the art is no worse than that in War of the Supermen (which is really more of an insult towards War of the Supermen, btw). The main plot is lame as hell, featuring Selina's little sister (apperantly a former nun), preparing to fight a cat demon that's apperantly taken up host in Selina. (I'm presuming she made this up because she's crazy enough to kill a cat and a nun on the same page). The subplot, featuring Ivy and one of her subordinates at her new job, is only slightly more manageable.

So all in all, forgettable plot and forgettable art make for a forgettable fill-in on a forgettable title.

Story: 3
Art: 4

Overall: 3.5

PS: I find it funny that in three seperate titles that came out today, we had three instances of cat abuse and an instance of dog abuse. I'm pretty sure that this is the REAL New Apartheid at DC Comics. Someone inform Rich Johnston.

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed May 26, 2010 4:54 pm

I'm really Sorry :(

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Postby BlueStreak » Wed May 26, 2010 4:56 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:I'm really Sorry :(

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No worries, man. Like I said, not the worst comic I bought this week.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed May 26, 2010 5:47 pm

Yeah I actually hate cat/dog abuse in comics too.

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Postby BlueStreak » Wed May 26, 2010 5:55 pm

Spicy Dick wrote:Yeah I actually hate cat/dog abuse in comics too.


I thought it was bizarre that four seperate comics featured animals being attacked. And that's neither of them is Guardians of the Galaxy, which has two talking animals in the main cast.

Talk about weird shit.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed May 26, 2010 5:56 pm

BlueStreak wrote:I thought it was bizarre that four seperate comics featured animals being attacked. And that's neither of them is Guardians of the Galaxy, which has two talking animals in the main cast.

Talk about weird shit.


What were the others?

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Postby Eli Katz » Wed May 26, 2010 6:01 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:I'm really Sorry :(

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