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Postby thefourthman » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:01 am

John Snow wrote:Remember when you used to be entertaining? Yeah, me neither.

never claimed to be. I am a middle aged middle manager for a small retail store and a single dad. I am bald and fat and review comics for fun. I am possibly the most boring person on the planet.

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Postby doombug » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:32 am

isn't it hawks week next week? :?
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Postby ****** » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:50 am

doombug wrote:isn't it hawks week next week? :?


Obviously not.

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Postby thefourthman » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:54 am

wait... what happens next week?

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Postby ****** » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:03 pm

thefourthman wrote:wait... what happens next week?


Next week would have been Old Man's pick so we'll either do something he would have liked or hated or both or something else.

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Postby Kerny » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:09 pm

Haven't read the book, but I do like the song!

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Postby Zero » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:51 pm

Thor: The Mighty Avenger #3

I have no problem with making comics suitable for kids. Kids should have comics written for them. However just as I wouldn't expect a small child to enjoy Stray Bullets #14, it was never on the cards that I'd enjoy Thor: The Mighty Avenger #3. It's not Toy Story or Kung Fu Panda. There's nothing there for anyone outside the pre-teen demographic.

Story was bog standard and lacked any kind of depth or imagination, and Chris Samnee is wasted on titles like this and Frontline. The guy can really draw.

The comic might have been the greatest thing in the world if you're seven. I'm not, and my score reflects that.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:01 pm

Zero wrote:Thor: The Mighty Avenger #3

I have no problem with making comics suitable for kids. Kids should have comics written for them. However just as I wouldn't expect a small child to enjoy Stray Bullets #14, it was never on the cards that I'd enjoy Thor: The Mighty Avenger #3. It's not Toy Story or Kung Fu Panda. There's nothing there for anyone outside the pre-teen demographic.

Story was bog standard and lacked any kind of depth or imagination, and Chris Samnee is wasted on titles like this and Frontline. The guy can really draw.

The comic might have been the greatest thing in the world if you're seven. I'm not, and my score reflects that.

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Honestly, I think most kids would find this boring. I know most of the kids who picked through my sale stock would have found this boring, especially the 10 year old kid buying Astro City: Dark Ages or the 12 year old girl who surprised me by talking about early Ditko Spider-Man comics.

This comic IMO thinks kids comics need: a) funny faces, and b) pointless fights. But that's all it thinks they need. This is as far removed from the great kids comics of the past, where there was humor on a lot of levels and for older readers too, as can be.

I had thought this was a comic written not for the all ages market, but perhaps for the violently mentally-ill to go along with their thorazine shots or whatever. There's nothing to evoke a thought of any kind--it's like the comic itself has been lobotomized.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:56 pm

John Snow wrote:Next week would have been Old Man's pick so we'll either do something he would have liked or hated or both or something else.


There's a couple Archie books out and a couple duck-related ones. I know he liked DC a lot too, there's the DC Legacies book or Brightest Day, I know he'd be reading that. Wish he hadn't gotten so upset and sort of left angrily about DC vs Marvel.

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Brian, weigh in and let us know what you think would be most apt.

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Postby john lewis hawk » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:05 pm

John Snow wrote:Obviously not.
It's Hawk's week every week, baby.

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Postby ****** » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:53 pm

john lewis hawk wrote:It's Hawk's week every week, baby.


I think we should all be very afraid of what August 25th might bring.

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Postby john lewis hawk » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:08 pm

John Snow wrote:I think we should all be very afraid of what August 25th might bring.
I think I should look to see what Bestiality comics is selling that week...

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Postby ****** » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:15 pm

Sooooo, next week...

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Good vs Evil!

DC vs. Marvel!

Baltazar vs. Bendis!

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that next week would have been Old Man's turn to pick. We could have picked one of his favorite books or we could have picked something to rant on since he always seemed to have fun with those, but why do just one when we can do both?!

Next week, everyone has the option to review both or review just one. The only rule is to have fun with it. 8)

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Postby BlueStreak » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:20 pm

BlueStreak's Review: Recalibrated to Compensate for Other Reviews in this Thread

There comes a comic once a generation that redefines the medium. Without a doubt, that comic is Thor: The Mighty Avenger #3. Plot and art are merged together in a spectacular array of sequential panels, moving from left to right in resplendent harmony. Thor: The Mighty Avenger #3 is more than a comic, it's a bold concept meant to be emulated in real life. Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee should be awarded Presidential Medals of Honor for contributing something so pure and wonderful into the world. These are our generation's Picassos whose art has distributed to the masses in twenty two page pamphlets of sheer awesomeness.

Hang on to these copies for future generations. In fifty years, your copy of Thor: The Mighty Avenger #3 will be worshiped as the holy book of a new religion, a religion built upon the principles of hope, love, and Asgardian hobos.

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Postby Hermit_Sage » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:21 pm

what'd I miss? why isn't he picking?
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