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Postby ****** » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:11 pm

Do single issue comics even matter next week? All I care about is Absolute ASS. :smt007
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:53 pm

John Snow wrote:Do single issue comics even matter next week? All I care about is Absolute ASS. :smt007


That's already out, I saw it in my shop today, and King Impulse has a copy.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:01 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
I wish I knew if I'd like it enough to! It's such a conundrum.

And if I did like it, what edition to buy?


You can always borrow my hardcovers and see if that appeals to your tastes.

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Postby ****** » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:08 pm

Punchy wrote:
That's already out, I saw it in my shop today, and King Impulse has a copy.


I guess I should 'op on a plane and score wahn there then. :roll:
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:16 pm

BlueStreak wrote:
You can always borrow my hardcovers and see if that appeals to your tastes.


When I have less stuff in a pile to read I might take you up on that if the offer's still open. Just got 2 feet of tpbs and gns this week. I wish I could take a lot of time to read it all, but I have to stay highly motivated to sell things both in the shop and online through the new year and also have a few in town and out of town things to buy or sell at. Can't believe it's that time of year again already.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:21 pm

Ah screw it, I'm gonna quit listing stuff and read the rest of Stickleback, I can't hold out any longer.
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:42 pm

Punchy wrote:
That's already out, I saw it in my shop today, and King Impulse has a copy.



Yeah, it looked so good. I had to leave really quickly though because Doctor Who cosplay guy was in there and it was like having knives shoved into my teeth.

Dunno how approachable Scarlet #3 will be, but Invincible #75 should be a huge blowout issue and I have a big soft spot for Connor Kent, especially in his lil' Trinity with Bart and Tim. I wish those guys had their own road trip book\sitcom.
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john lewis hawk

Founder of The Outhouse

Postby john lewis hawk » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:49 pm

Zero wrote:Two thirds of them look pretty good.

Also I read Incognito today and will review tomorrow. I have a sneaking suspicion that I'll be using the word 'Sleeper' a hell of a lot in this week's review.

I don't see the comparsions to be honest. Sure, face value, they're there but, overall, Sleeper is about a guy trying to figure out who he is while Incognito is about a guy trying to see where he fits.
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Starlord

Outhouse Editor

Postby Starlord » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:17 am

Incongnito #1

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips together gives me the same feeling I've only felt a few times before: Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, George Perez and Marv Wolfman, George Perez and Steve Englehart, George Perez and just about anybody but I digress.

Acutually I haven't read volume 1 yet but it's in my personal list of must reads. After reading this I moved it up to the top of that list. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a comic as much as this. Both art and dialogue come together here in such a perfectly symbiotic way that it transcends the average comic book. I can't imagine if you enjoyed the first volume you could not like the beginning of this one. I hate having to choose after a near perfect pick like this.

Story: 9.5
Art: 9.5
My Score: 9.5
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:13 am

Jude, Hipsters don't like Incognito because it's too superheroey! They much prefer Criminal.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:49 am

Punchy wrote:Jude, Hipsters don't like Incognito because it's too superheroey! They much prefer Criminal.


Except the last arc of Criminal has a lot of the same problems in terms of following a course readers of genre fiction are all too familiar with.
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Eli Katz

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Postby Eli Katz » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:13 am

Victorian Squid wrote:
Except the last arc of Criminal has a lot of the same problems in terms of following a course readers of genre fiction are all too familiar with.

The Sinners was genuinely suspenseful, though. Lawless had three sets of people after him: the boy-killers, the army investigator, and his mob boss. So while the book was going over familiar terrain (I won't argue with you that the basic plot was cliche), it had enough twists and bumps to make you want to see what happens next.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:31 am

Eli Katz wrote:The Sinners was genuinely suspenseful, though. Lawless had three sets of people after him: the boy-killers, the army investigator, and his mob boss. So while the book was going over familiar terrain (I won't argue with you that the basic plot was cliche), it had enough twists and bumps to make you want to see what happens next.


Just about, yeah, but the next volume should really try to open the scope of the book more...I don't feel very articulate at the moment so I can't be much clearer right now.

Writing crime fiction is hard, it's much more difficult than people imagine when readers are even moderately well-versed in the genre, to keep them interested. Sometimes it falls to characters, and in Lawless I felt like I had seen them all many times.
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:33 am

Victorian Squid wrote:
Just about, yeah, but the next volume should really try to open the scope of the book more...I don't feel very articulate at the moment so I can't be much clearer right now.

Writing crime fiction is hard, it's much more difficult than people imagine when readers are even moderately well-versed in the genre, to keep them interested. Sometimes it falls to characters, and in Lawless I felt like I had seen them all many times.

Well, I agree completely. I could never figure out why Bru kept saying that Tracy Lawless was his most popular character in the Criminal universe. "Huh?" I kept saying to myself. Tracy was easily my least favorite protagonist, and his first arc, Lawless, remains my least favorite Criminal arc.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:53 am

The first issue of the return of Incognito -- YES!!!!!

This was more of a set up issue to get readers up to speed on where Zack's life currently stands than anything else (it was page 19 when the plot finally began), but it was excellent at doing this and the twists that his life has taken since the last time we saw him are all engaging. I loved the psych evaluation scenes, everything having to do with Zack and Zoe's relationship and the obvious hatred that Van Chance and Zack have for one another.

The plot itself is also interesting, it should be fun to see Zack twist and turn morally as he infiltrates Level Nine in his search for Simon Slaughter. It was that choice of morality between being a hero or a villain that Zack found himself in that made the first Incognito such a great read. Its comforting to know that this aspect hasn't been forgotten, because its a big factor that makes Incognito what it is.

9 out of 10

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