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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby ****** » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:still not caring enough to try and find this. So yeah, no review from me.


If your staff went out and bought this for you, you'd probably ask them to buy you a different comic.

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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby Eli Katz » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:52 pm

John, Franken-Castle had a score of 6.08 -- at least, that's what's posted as the average on the column. So we haven't had four consecutive weeks of books scoring below 6.

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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby ****** » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:57 pm

Eli Katz wrote:John, Franken-Castle had a score of 6.08 -- at least, that's what's posted as the average on the column. So we haven't had four consecutive weeks of books scoring below 6.


Squid pulled it down to 5.99 Wednesday afternoon.

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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby BlueStreak » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:08 pm

I'll be giving the comic a 7, for what it's worth.

If that helps the average at all, I can reveal that information in advance.
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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby ****** » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:16 pm

BlueStreak wrote:I'll be giving the comic a 7, for what it's worth.

If that helps the average at all, I can reveal that information in advance.


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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby Eli Katz » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:20 pm

I didn't realize you updated the scores after late entries are submitted. Cool. You should, if it isn't too difficult, add the late reviews to the column, too. I love rereading the older columns.

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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby ****** » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:22 pm

Eli Katz wrote:I didn't realize you updated the scores after late entries are submitted. Cool. You should, if it isn't too difficult, add the late reviews to the column, too. I love rereading the older columns.


I try to get any Tuesday reviews added (to the front page thing), but that's usually my cutoff.

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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:53 pm

John Snow wrote:
If your staff went out and bought this for you, you'd probably ask them to buy you a different comic.


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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:09 pm

7 for me too. It was fun, but not as fun as the mini which comes out in tpb this week, I think. This book makes an ok bridge between the first mini and the upcoming Dracula one, but it wouldn't be a great introduction to the Victorian Undead.
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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby ****** » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:12 pm

Sorry for spoiling your crazy coordinated 7s everyone.

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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby Stephen Day » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:41 pm

John Snow wrote:Sorry for spoiling your crazy coordinated 7s everyone.


Would now be a bad time to mention that I decided to edit my review and drop my rating to a 6?
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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby ****** » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:09 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
Would now be a bad time to mention that I decided to edit my review and drop my rating to a 6?


Since I rarely go back after doing the front page thing, now would be a perfect time to mention it. :)

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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby Stephen Day » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:22 pm

John Snow wrote:
Since I rarely go back after doing the front page thing, now would be a perfect time to mention it. :)


OK good, glad I did then. :wink:
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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby BlueStreak » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Actual Review:

Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite characters of all time. Not to brag on the subject, but I've read all the Doyle stories multiple times, watched most television and movie adaptations of the Great Detective and even named one of my cats Basil after Basil Rathbone. I love a great Sherlock Holmes story and seeing him work his way through impossible mystery after mystery.

That being said, I felt a little jilted by Victorian Undead Special's lack of a mystery. The pieces were too neatly laid out for Holmes, even if the reader already knew who the culprit was. That was the biggest flaw surrounding Victorian Undead Special. However, besides the lack of mystery in the plot, everything else was as solid as a Victorian crossover zombie story could get. There was continuation of the zombie plot from the original miniseries, solid characterization and a unique explanation for Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde. The biggest upside was the improved art from the original miniseries, which was a major drawback from the original.

Overall, Edginton wrote a great story. Here's to hoping that he's able to successfully build a mystery (which is always the hardest part to get right with Holmes) in his next installment of Victorian Undead.

7 of 10.
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Re: Review Group Week 244 - VICTORIAN UNDEAD SPECIAL

Postby ****** » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:55 am

Okay Eli, 6 months from now when you're ready to go back and read the reviews for this they'll all be on the front page. :wink:

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