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Review Group Week 249 - HELLBOY DOUBLE FEATURE OF EVIL

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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:23 pm

Its sad to see you go as leader John, you were the one who convinced me to join up with the Review Group. I am glad that you're aren't going anywhere though.

All hail BlueStreak! :-D
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:51 pm

First off anything even remotely Cthulhu influenced that is drawn by Richard Corben is already a good thing.

The first story is, I think, the better of the two, there was an overall creepy feeling to it that I really enjoyed. The way that Sullivan got his just deserts was poetic justice at its finest. However, I also had a sense reading it that it wasn't anything that I hadn't read before and that hurt it quite a bit.

The second story was also enjoyable, but was perhaps to short for me to really get into strongly. Like the first story I enjoyed the poetic justice that was Donald's fate.

Overall, this issue was good, but not great. There are lots of things that I enjoyed about it though.

6 out of 10
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:18 pm

Not gonna review this. No time.
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:29 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Not gonna review this. No time.


BOOOO! I don't have time either and I'm gonna do it!
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Starlord

Outhouse Editor

Postby Starlord » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:44 am

Hellboy: Double Feature of Evil

With two trades and a few one shots under my belt I think I can safely say that I can't find a reason to get invested in this character. Sapien yes... Hellboy not so much. I think every story I've read has been enjoyable and I've yet NOT to like anything Hellboy. But at the same time if I was told I could never read another Hellboy story, I don't think I would be that upset either.

This one shot didn't change my opinion on that either. I really liked the first story a great deal. Perfectly paced and well executed. I would even say that I actually had a favorite line: "There you go." It was a great way to end a nicely told tale. The second story fell way flat for me. It felt like three or four throw away pages just to kill off the issue. Probably the least enjoyable Hellboy story I've read to date.

If you like Hellboy there is no reason not to like this, though for the money you reall are getting cheated on pages since the second story is very disappointing. Still I didn't come out of it feeling any different about the title character.

Story: 7
Art: 9
My Score: 8

******

Postby ****** » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:22 am

Abe Sapien is great. He's my favorite character from the Hellboy universe for sure. His arc throughout the course of B.P.R.D. is fantastic.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:27 pm

Wow, starlord and I are the only ones to post a review at this point and its this late on the Sunday. :shock:

******

Postby ****** » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:30 pm

Stephen Day wrote:Wow, starlord and I are the only ones to post a review at this point and its this late on the Sunday. :shock:


I've read the first half, just haven't gotten back around to it yet. I need to finish so I can come up with a question. :-D
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:33 pm

John Snow wrote:
I've read the first half, just haven't gotten back around to it yet. I need to finish so I can come up with a question. :-D


Oh I'm not bashing anyone, I'm just surprised that there are this few reviews. By now there's normally a lot more than two.

******

Postby ****** » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:35 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
Oh I'm not bashing anyone, I'm just surprised that there are this few reviews. By now there's normally a lot more than two.


My fault for not picking a Bat, Inc.
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:40 pm

I'm really busy but will get a review up before the cut-off as long as it's still no earlier than Tuesday morning.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:42 pm

John Snow wrote:
My fault for not picking a Bat, Inc.


I wouldn't worry about it, it is what it is. :)
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Garofani Spruzzo

Rain Partier

Postby Garofani Spruzzo » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:47 pm

You're pretty uppity for a new guy, Stephen.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:51 pm

While the cutoff date remains the same, I want to try to have the questions to Mignola Monday night. That's when I told his wife I'd get them in by...

As for my own excuse, I'm fighting a nasty stomach bug which is preventing me from leaving bed. I'll do mine over lunch tomorrow. Thank god for the internet phone.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:53 pm

Victorious Squid wrote:You're pretty uppity for a new guy, Stephen.


My apologies if it came across that way, I didn't intend it that way. I was just making an observation.

Sorry. :oops:

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