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Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:26 pm

Is that even a real comic?

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Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:27 pm

BlueStreak wrote:They said to have fun with it.

I figure that means I have to go to one extreme or another.

To be fair, when I was going through my trade collection as I moved, I noticed that the writer most represented in my library was Bendis. So, I'm not exactly a hater of Bendis. Just of this book.


I don't blame you, Doctor Strange has been on one of the worst losing streaks in comic book history.

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Postby john lewis hawk » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:31 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:I don't blame you, Doctor Strange has been on one of the worst losing streaks in comic book history.
Marvel should get me to write Strange.

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Postby guitarsmashley » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:02 am

john lewis hawk wrote:Marvel should get me to write Strange.


That's your solution to everything. You writing Strange does not cure herpes.
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Postby ****** » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:15 am

Victorian Squid wrote:Is that even a real comic?


You can't prove that it is.

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Postby Starlord » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:18 pm

GLX wrote:Didn't Bendis mention that he already owns that?


If he does than we just need to convince him to read it.
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Max Blyss wrote:Months and months and months and the whole thing is still just an intersection at Dipshit Lane & Chip on my Shoulder Ave.

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Postby Starlord » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:26 pm

The New Avengers #3

The only thing new about this title is the numbering; same old garbage just a different month. Let's ignore the fact that Bendis only wants Luke Cage, Spider-Man, and Wolverine to be the competant heroes. Let's ignore the fact that the banter between Spider-Man and Thing sounds exactly the same as the disembodied voices of the villains. Let's even ignore the fact that the entire concept of New Avengers is just a poor man's take off on Giffon's Justice League. Even if you strip all of that away you are still left with..............

Story: 1
Art: 7
My Score: 3


Tiny Titans #31

Sorry Old Man, as much as I love this book, this issue just didn't do it for me. The "in" jokes seem to be a bit too far in on this one. The stuff with Jor-El and the monkey at the end fell horribly flat, as did most of this issue. I still like this book and it did put a small smile on my face a couple of times, but I've read better from these guys. I wish I could give it a higher score, but I just can't.

Story: 4
Art: 7
My Score: 5
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Max Blyss wrote:Months and months and months and the whole thing is still just an intersection at Dipshit Lane & Chip on my Shoulder Ave.

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Postby thefourthman » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:33 pm

HAwk is an ass. That book will be hard to find. (and it's not very good, but it sure is pretty.)

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Postby thefourthman » Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:33 pm

*buys three and four to catch up, cause that shit will not make a bit of sense if you have not been reading it*

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Postby john lewis hawk » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:32 pm

thefourthman wrote:HAwk is an ass. That book will be hard to find. (and it's not very good, but it sure is pretty.)
Thank you kindly, sir.

Also, don't buy #3 and #4. Go in knowing nothing. That's what I'm doing.

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Postby thefourthman » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:34 pm

john lewis hawk wrote:Thank you kindly, sir.

Also, don't buy #3 and #4. Go in knowing nothing. That's what I'm doing.

if everyone did that I would expect lots of reviews just like this:
What the fuck was that?

story 0
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score 3, no seriously I had no idea what the fuck was going on but damn it was pretty but not that pretty.

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Postby thefourthman » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:39 pm

plus at the end of the day, I have a hard time reviewing things if I can't be fair to it. Like I would have never written a review of Scott Pilgrim volume six, because I knew that the concept was not for me, but more importantly, I knew that the way it played out would be at least okay to the target audience.

a miniseries is a graphic novel for all intents and purposes. to review issue 5 and not issue 1-4 and 6 or to go into it without the knowledge of what happens in 1-4 is unfair to the book. It is like picking up a random novel turning to page 322 and reviewing the next twenty pages but never looking at the rest of the book.

If we were doing old school comics, you would at least get a feel for the book from one issue. However, that is not the case with a modern book.

Of course, I am not espousing that everyone do that, they can review however they want.

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Postby john lewis hawk » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:39 pm

[quote="thefourthman"][/quote]Don't be hijacking my review, time traveler!!

Seriously, that's the point. I wanted to pick something that would be hard to follow along simply because I think a person should be able to pick up a random issue of a series and know what's happening. With Garrison, it's by Wildstorm so it should be easier to find then most indie comics and I doubt anybody in this group is reading it.

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Postby thefourthman » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:42 pm

john lewis hawk wrote:With Garrison, it's by Wildstorm so it should be easier to find then most indie comics and I doubt anybody in this group is reading it.

(cause it sucks)

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Postby john lewis hawk » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:42 pm

Tiny Titans #31

Like New Avengers, I didn't care for this either. The jokes fell flat and the story was boring even for a children's book. Art-wise, it was okay.

In the interest of fairness, I'm giving it a 3 too.

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