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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:31 pm

Wait, confuse me with McKegan??

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Postby thefourthman » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:32 pm

Tapir Man wrote:Nah, I was stuck at the shop all day, usually I get out around noon and go there but at 5 PM it's in a really bad place to get home from.

I went to my local place but--I think I mentioned this--they seem to have quit ordering much besides mainstream Marvel & DC and blame it on price increases making them take few chances on books like this. :(

If I can I'll try and swing by there tomorrow afternoon.

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Postby BlueStreak » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:33 pm

Tapir Man wrote:Nah, I was stuck at the shop all day, usually I get out around noon and go there but at 5 PM it's in a really bad place to get home from.

I went to my local place but--I think I mentioned this--they seem to have quit ordering much besides mainstream Marvel & DC and blame it on price increases making them take few chances on books like this. :(

If I can I'll try and swing by there tomorrow afternoon.


Are you on the East Coast, or west coast?

I'll send you my copy tomorrow if it'll get to you before next Wednesday.
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:33 pm

Tapir Man wrote:Wait, confuse me with McKegan??

:cry:

I'm old and stressed out. I apologize and won't second guess my love for you again.

On a side note, I worried about me getting a copy of this from when I saw our invoice, but there was no one signed up, so I got my copy. I did not however receive my Akira Vol 2, which makes me a sad panda.
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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:34 pm

BlueStreak wrote:Are you on the East Coast, or west coast?

I'll send you my copy tomorrow if it'll get to you before next Wednesday.


Let me check Hipster Central at noon tomorrow but if not I may take you up on that.

I'm midwest.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:35 pm

thefourthman wrote:summer glut makes it hard to.
Sea Bear and Grizzly Shark sold like fucking hotcakes, I could have used about fifty of them sum bitches, instead I still have 75 New Avengers #1's :lol: :cry: (God I wish I had some input in the ordering practices.)


Was that any good?? They actually did have 2 copies of that but I didn't really look at it.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:36 pm

I even bought Avengers #2 I was so sad.

And then I read it! :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Postby BlueStreak » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:37 pm

Tapir Man wrote:Let me check Hipster Central at noon tomorrow but if not I may take you up on that.

I'm midwest.


I'm from Ohio, so worst case scenario, it'd get there on Monday.

If you need it, just PM me your address so I can get it off in the mail tomorrow.
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:37 pm

Tapir Man wrote:Was that any good?? They actually did have 2 copies of that but I didn't really look at it.

Eh... it was alright. It was a joke done to death and then they beat the dead horse for a bit, but it was amusing for a minute. Kind of like a saturday night live skit.
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:38 pm

Tapir Man wrote:I even bought Avengers #2 I was so sad.

And then I read it! :cry: :cry: :cry:

I warned you. I would warn customers, but then I would like to not get fired too.
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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:40 pm

BlueStreak wrote:I'm from Ohio, so worst case scenario, it'd get there on Monday.

If you need it, just PM me your address so I can get it off in the mail tomorrow.


Ok, thanks fellow Ohioan! :)

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:41 pm

thefourthman wrote:Eh... it was alright. It was a joke done to death and then they beat the dead horse for a bit, but it was amusing for a minute. Kind of like a saturday night live skit.


Oh dear.

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Postby 48THRiLLS » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:50 pm

Jude Terror wrote:Is this thing gonna be impossible to get a hold of?

Was for me... my shop didn't have it :(

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:02 pm

I don't care if I can find it I'm just glad it isn't a total piece of shit, which is what we've read for the last month(my pick way included)
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Postby BlueStreak » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:56 pm

Sorry it's short this week. I honestly didn't know what to think of this book, but I gave it the ol' college try. Bonus drinking game: Take a shot everytime I say gritty. :D


This was an…interesting comic. First and foremost, I didn’t know a thing about this book before I read it. Didn’t read the solicits, didn’t know the writer, didn’t know the artist. All I knew was that it involved bullets and heads. And not necessarily in that order.

So, we have here a story of two assassins and the fallout that comes from their latest kill. A senator is dead and the police want to know why. It’s a simple story and a simple introduction all things considered and that’s not a bad thing. Matz does a great job of establishing the grittiness of his crime story by not lingering on any one scene. However, Matz’s writing has its flaws. Nothing stands out about his characters and too often do the speech bubbles clutter his scenes. While I enjoyed the grittiness, I found myself uncaptivated by the story itself.

Colin Wilson’s art compliments the story. His pencils are rough and unpolished, capturing the darkness of the plot. He also does a good job of making the crime itself seem…almost mundane. Many of his frames lack a focus point, giving the comic the feel of a Dirty Harry movie. However, for all of Wilson’s strengths as a penciller, he sucks as a letterer. Speech bubbles are in poor locations and are needlessly big and there’s the occasional typo.

This comic is like a diamond in the rough. There’s plenty to like about it, especially if you’re a fan of crime books. While it could benefit from better production quality, I feel like it would almost take away from the grittiness of the book. Good show.

Story: 6.5
Art: 7.5
Overall: 7
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