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Postby ****** » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:09 am

Call for Reviews: Ultimate Comics Thor #1This week the Review Group is covering Ultimate Comics Thor #1 and we want YOU to post a review!




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Are as you excited for this week's Ultimate Comics Thor #1 as Punchy and the Outhouse's legions upon legions of Jonathan Hickman fans?  Do you want to write a review for it and discuss the book in depth with other members of the Outhouse community?  Yes, yes of course you do.

See that Comment Box a little ways down the page?  Post already!  Or you can go to The News Stand forum and follow the thread there.  Post your own review and by this time next week you can see your review posted along side your fellow reviewers on the front page of The Outhouse just like everyone who reviewed last week's pick, Franken-Castle #21.

1006-ucthor_coverUltimate Comics Thor #1

WRITER: Jonathan Hickman
PENCILS: Carlos Pacheco

Exploding from the pages of the Ultimates, comes Ultimate Thor! Don't miss the superstar team-up of JONATHAN HICKMAN and CARLOS PACHECO as they go back to the beginning and tell the origin of Thor, Loki and the rest of Asgard! Ragnorak has descended and Asgard sits at the edge of the end. What will become of Thor and the Warriors Three? And what exactly does Baron Zemo, mysterious commander for the Nazis, have to do with it all? Ultimate Comics Thor brings you the untold story of Thor's thunderous debut! Rated T $3.99

The fine folks at Marvel provided The Outhouse with a preview.  You can check it out here.




Written or Contributed by: John Snow


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Postby ****** » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:09 am

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Postby ****** » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:11 am

Just out of curiosity of how close Hickman was getting to the pick lead, I pulled picks by creators from the SoD...

Bendis - 12
Brubaker - 9
Morrison - 9
Ellis - 6
Ennis - 6
Hickman - 6
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Postby 48THRiLLS » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:03 am

:x I am not on the members list!

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Postby ****** » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:09 am

48THRiLLS wrote:I am on the members list! 8)


Fixed.
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Postby 48THRiLLS » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:28 am

John Snow wrote:
Fixed.


Whoa... I have a while :smt011
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:57 pm

John Snow wrote:Just out of curiosity of how close Hickman was getting to the pick lead, I pulled picks by creators from the SoD...

Bendis - 12
Brubaker - 9
Morrison - 9
Ellis - 6
Ennis - 6
Hickman - 6


Now do an average score of those writers.

Where is Remender? I feel like we've read a lot of his books.
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GLX

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Postby GLX » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:26 pm

I'm aiming to get this, when I hit the shop.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:46 pm

Wow! Nobody?
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:16 am

I like Hickman, but I've grown to hate the Ultimates, and even when I liked the Ultimates, I liked Thor the least. Should be interesting.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:26 am

Come on people!
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:29 am

I haven't even got pants on yet!
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GLX

Outhouse Editor

Postby GLX » Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:44 pm

Punchy wrote:Come on people!


I'm gonna try to hit the shop tonight. :x
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Eli Katz

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Postby Eli Katz » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:32 pm

I'm going to the store tonight to pick up The Outfit and other books. I'll take a look at Thor then.
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Eli Katz

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Postby Eli Katz » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:54 pm

Comic books are not the same as storyboards. Comic books are not illustrated movies. Comic books are a unique art form.

It's too bad that Hickman and Pacheco don't seem to understand this. Their latest book, ULTIMATE THOR #1, is an example of a comic book trying to be like an epic movie and wasting a lot of space in the process.

I could complain about the opening page that features nothing but a large epigram: "Do you lack faith brother or do you believe?" Or I could complain about the following two pages that are filled with portentous illustrations, but that don't really tell much story. Or I could complain about the subsequent double-page spread of Nazis attacking Asgard, which, although gorgeously illustrated, could have been contained in a single splash page. Or I could complain about the overly long, almost completely wordless battle scenes between Thor and the Frost Giants that, again, don't really push the story forward.

But all of these examples are minor indulgences compared to the double-page spread dedicated to the creator credits. Yes, that's right: a two-page spread without illustrations, without word balloons, that simply headlines the names of Hickman and Pacheco. If this were the opening title sequence of a movie, it would be unremarkable. But to find this big credit inside a comic book is truly unbelievable. And unforgivable. This is a wasteful and utterly self-indulgent move, and reinforces that Hickman is the most pretentious and superficial storyteller working at the Big Two.

Combine all those unnecessary double-page spreads with all the pointless epic flourishes to emphasize how SUPER BIG this story is supposed to be, and what you're left with is an empty, unsatisfying book.

STORY: 2/10
ART: 7/10
OVERALL: 4.5

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