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Review Group Week 242 - FRANKEN-CASTLE #21

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Postby ****** » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:11 pm

Zero wrote:

Mark my words nerdygirl, I will have your spot before the next one of these datadump thingies. Especially if people keep picking Mark Millar books.


Give it another week until she drops off the active list and it's yours! :lol:

Don't count Yoni out though, that 5.33 of his is over 169 reviews. One or two positive reviews and you'll shoot right past him.

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Postby Royal Nonesuch » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:34 pm

I'm a little surprised I'm as high up on that list as I am. I guess that 10 for Billy the Kid yanked me up.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:35 pm

Hopefully the fact that I am second in both Total Reviews Posted and Total Weeks Participated means I'll get some more respect around here!
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Eli Katz

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Postby Eli Katz » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:14 pm

Franken-Castle #21

Because I selected this book for the art, let me discuss the art first. The illustrations for this issue are amazing. They are fun, exciting, wildly colored, and beautifully retro. Flipping through this book, I felt as though I was transported back to the '70s and reading an old comics mag, like the Rampaging Hulk. (Yes, I know that was a black-and-white book, but it had these gorgeous painted covers.) If more superhero books made an effort to look and feel pulpy, I would likely read more of them.

As for the story, well, it's hard for to give a competent review because I have not read any other Franken-Castle issues and therefore have no sense where this narrative traveled. I will say this, though: it sure is fun to see Marvel's monsters being used in an appropriately off-the-wall way. And for that, this book --and perhaps the whole Franken-Castle storyline -- gets my highest praise. But I will say there is one flaw in the writing, namely the dialogue. Remender is a great concepts guy, but he can't write dialogue to save his life.

Even so, this is a pretty good book.

STORY: 5.5
ART: 9.5
OVERALL: 7.5
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Eli Katz

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Postby Eli Katz » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:58 pm

Punchy wrote:Hopefully the fact that I am second in both Total Reviews Posted and Total Weeks Participated means I'll get some more respect around here!

The above post is a great example of wry English wit. :P
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:19 pm

Eli Katz wrote:The above post is a great example of wry English wit. :P


I was being deathly serious.
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Eli Katz

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Postby Eli Katz » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:39 pm

Punchy wrote:
I was being deathly serious.

This better be more irony from you, because you should have long accepted the fact that you are the Rodney Dangerfield of the Outhouse.

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But aren't we all?
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Postby john lewis hawk » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:46 pm

Eli Katz wrote:This better be more irony from you, because you should have long accepted the fact that you are the Rodney Dangerfield of the Outhouse.

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That's bkthompsontwins. Punchy's more Carlos Mencia, ripping off of my latin charm.
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Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:57 pm

Punchy wrote:Hopefully the fact that I am second in both Total Reviews Posted and Total Weeks Participated means I'll get some more respect around here!


Because you led the group for a while...poorly.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:58 pm

John Snow wrote:
Give it another week until she drops off the active list and it's yours! :lol:

Don't count Yoni out though, that 5.33 of his is over 169 reviews. One or two positive reviews and you'll shoot right past him.


What can I say, I don't like shitty comics.
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:14 am

I might have to not participate this week in that case. Stupid divisive Hickman, he's bound to be reviewed badly by other people. Can I review Uncanny X-Force instead? I will have my crown of negativity!
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:23 am

Zero wrote:I might have to not participate this week in that case. Stupid divisive Hickman, he's bound to be reviewed badly by other people. Can I review Uncanny X-Force instead? I will have my crown of negativity!


No! You'll review Thor just like everybody else!
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:18 am

Everybody?
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:21 am

Zero wrote:Everybody?


Everybody who isn't Fourthman!
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:24 am

That's better. :wink:

I'll be reviewing it Thursday night, assuming it's not tedious. Knowing Hickman it probably won't be though, so my only hope is that Pacheo's art is still blah so I can mark it down for that. Must... beat... Yoni...

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