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Review Group Week 233 - JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #6

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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:24 pm

Hey you Scott Pilgrim people, I know you hang out in here.

How are the other non-Scott Pilgrim books by O'Malley? Does he even have other books? Is there anything in particular to seek out or avoid?

My wife has loved the first 4 volumes and 5 & 6 are coming any day now from Amazon, so I'm sure she'll love those. Now she's kind of interested in seeing what else the guy has done. I'd like to pick something up for her as a gift, but I don't know anything about his work and haven't been entertained by what I've tried to read of the books.
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:25 pm

Lost at Sea just got a new printing from Oni. I have not read it yet, but it is in the pile.
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Postby ****** » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:37 pm

rdrsfn82 wrote:Hey you Scott Pilgrim people, I know you hang out in here.

How are the other non-Scott Pilgrim books by O'Malley? Does he even have other books? Is there anything in particular to seek out or avoid?

My wife has loved the first 4 volumes and 5 & 6 are coming any day now from Amazon, so I'm sure she'll love those. Now she's kind of interested in seeing what else the guy has done. I'd like to pick something up for her as a gift, but I don't know anything about his work and haven't been entertained by what I've tried to read of the books.


Lost at Sea is the only thing he had done before Scott Pilgrim.

It doesn't have the same energy and it's a bit emo, but as long as you don't go into it expecting another SP it's a nice read.

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Postby ****** » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:42 pm

Also, the fact that Review Group threads are considered a known hangout for Scott Pilgrim fans is my proudest achievement as Tyrant.

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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:54 pm

John Snow wrote:Lost at Sea is the only thing he had done before Scott Pilgrim.

It doesn't have the same energy and it's a bit emo, but as long as you don't go into it expecting another SP it's a nice read.


Cool, I'll see if I can find a copy since Fourthy said it's back in print.
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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:59 pm

I'm deducting one point from this week's book for my shop being out of Fear Agent.

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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:02 pm

John Snow wrote:Also, the fact that Review Group threads are considered a known hangout for Scott Pilgrim fans is my proudest achievement as Tyrant.


You should be proud.

Also, since I came in here I'll submit a quick review.

Justice League: Generation Lost #6 is a solid time travel story that shows some insight into Captain Atom, as well as a brief history of his origin and shows what the stakes are if Max isn't stopped. Works well as a jumping on point to the series, while also moving things.............. well maybe not forward but at least moved things along and added to the motivations. Probably the first issue that didn't move the story forward, but after 5 really good issues slowing things down a little bit isn't a problem at all. In fact, I'd be happy to see some more spotlights like this on specific characters if they are this well done.

The art was solid.

This book, for whatever reason, has a great balance of both Winnick's and Giffen's strengths, while not having too much of their weaknesses, as if they are bringing the best out of each other and limiting their negative tendencies. They make for a really good team so far, and if the next 20 issues can keep the quality of these first 6, I'd be happy to see them continue to collaborate on other books. Then again, I've never been a Winnick hater (although he's done some shitty books at times) and Giffen has always been a guy that's very good collaborating with others on writing duties.

Story : 7

Art : 7

Overall : 8 if you've been reading all along and a 7 this is your introduction to the story.



Thanks for the info on O'Malley.
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Postby Punchy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:45 pm

rdrsfn82 wrote:Hey you Scott Pilgrim people, I know you hang out in here.

How are the other non-Scott Pilgrim books by O'Malley? Does he even have other books? Is there anything in particular to seek out or avoid?

My wife has loved the first 4 volumes and 5 & 6 are coming any day now from Amazon, so I'm sure she'll love those. Now she's kind of interested in seeing what else the guy has done. I'd like to pick something up for her as a gift, but I don't know anything about his work and haven't been entertained by what I've tried to read of the books.


Lost At Sea is pretty damn great.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:04 pm

Jude Terror wrote::x What I said about this comic was correct!


JL: Generation Lost #6

It was much better than #5, especially without the Jakov Smirnoff baloney. Actually without a lot of the cast. I'm still not thrilled by how many DCU characters are bouncing through time at the moment, but there were a couple good Twilight Zone-style twists and Cap't Atom came across as more likable than he is often written--sometimes he is just a too powerful mega-douche. The family's easy acceptance and their proximity to Kara was all a little too convenient and I don't understand why he was pulled back when he was, but it served to move the story along and get Cap't Atom back to his own time without 2 miniseries and 36 one shots--RoBW I'm looking at you.

Art was above average for a DC book these days. +1

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Postby Starlord » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:21 pm

Justice League: Generations Lost #6

Now this is what I call a great comic book and six issues into it, I can safely say it's still one of the top three D.C. books hitting the stand. I've never been the biggest fan of Captain Atom but in this one issue Judd Winick has made me not only appreciate him but actually care about this character.

A time travel story that starts off rather generically turns a complete one eighty right in the middle and shows the reader why Max Lord is as dangerous as he is. Some excellent art supports this story. The absolute surprise guest is perfectly placed and gives this tale a darker weight.

Thank you for this pick. If you haven't been reading this, there is still time. THIS is the series to be reading during Brightest Day. THIS is the D.C. comic that people are going to be talking about for the next couple of years. THIS is the event of the year. Read THIS!

Story: 8
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Postby Eli Katz » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:08 pm

starlord wrote:Thank you for this pick. If you haven't been reading this, there is still time. THIS is the series to be reading during Brightest Day. THIS is the D.C. comic that people are going to be talking about for the next couple of years. THIS is the event of the year. Read THIS!

Story: 8
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My Score: 8.5

If more of DC was like this, I'd probably be following the DC events.

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Postby Punchy » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:32 am

Zero wrote:Picking up my comics is a maybe tomorrow, but even though this looks like the last book I'd ever read I feel like I should chip in. God I hope something good is out next week.


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Postby guitarsmashley » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:42 pm

Punchy wrote:Image United #3!


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Postby doombug » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:05 pm

Punchy wrote:Image United #3!


He said good! :evil: :lol:

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Postby Punchy » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:06 pm

doombug wrote:He said good! :evil: :lol:


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