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Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

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Re: Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:11 pm

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Re: Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

Postby Zero » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:31 pm

I liked JSA, Teen Titans, and a bit of his Flash w\ Kolins but everything since Infinite Crisis has left me a bit cold. I'm not predisposed to hate the guy but his name on a book is a bit of a red flag for me.

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Re: Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

Postby God-Man » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:43 pm

Zero wrote:I liked JSA, Teen Titans, and a bit of his Flash w\ Kolins but everything since Infinite Crisis has left me a bit cold. I'm not predisposed to hate the guy but his name on a book is a bit of a red flag for me.


I wouldn't mind reading Johns' work for a week, but I'm kinda tired of him. I read so many of his books the last few years that it all started to look the same.
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Re: Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

Postby Punchy » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:44 pm

Johns has been in a rut for a while, it takes working with a different artist like Francis Manapul to shake him out of it.

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Re: Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:00 pm

Maybe fieldy isn't reading the thread and I should PM him.
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Re: Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

Postby BlueStreak » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:08 am

It's hard to come up with words describing this issue, but I'll try.

Suicide Forest #1 was a solid first issue that did everything that a first issue should. Beginning with a brief explanation of Aokigahara Forest, Suicide Forest made the wise choice on focusing on the characters affected by the many suicides that happen within the confines of the Aokigahara rather than on the characters who have committed suicide themselves. Blending horror and tragedy together masterfully, El Torres and Gabriel Hernandez have crafted a fine first issue of what will probably be an excellent series. Hernandez's art in particular makes the book visually beautiful, even if the subject matter is anything but.

Story: 8
Art: 10

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Postby BlueStreak » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:35 am

Also, provided that we don't have someone man up and trade spots, I'll give Zero a two week holiday clemency (since he said he'd be unable to do it to the start of the year) and we'll decide next week's pick via a poll on Monday.
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Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:23 pm

Jude Terror wrote:I want to trade weeks with GHERU so I can pick the final issue of X-Men Forever. Unless RU is going to do the right thing and pick that book himself.


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Re: Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:24 pm

Zero wrote:I liked JSA, Teen Titans, and a bit of his Flash w\ Kolins but everything since Infinite Crisis has left me a bit cold. I'm not predisposed to hate the guy but his name on a book is a bit of a red flag for me.



this.
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Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:28 pm

Superman/Batman could be a good choice
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Re: Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

Postby Punchy » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:32 am

Read this last night, and liked it, the art especially. Review tomorrow, and as I said, any UK or Europe based poster who can't get a copy, I can send you mine.

Do we have a pick for next week yet?

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Re: Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:04 am

So it doesn't look like I'm going to be able to get my hands on this. And I'm far too lazy to participate in any mailing of a review copy. Someone scan it for me.
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Re: Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

Postby Zero » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:20 pm

I've read it and loved it, but time isn't my friend tonight. so expect a 9/20 comign tomorrow.

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Postby guitarsmashley » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:25 pm

I probably wont be bothering with this.
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Re: Review Group Week #253: THE SUICIDE FOREST #1

Postby GLX » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:34 pm

I'm not getting this, but I did look at it when I made my weekly run to my local comic shop. It looked interesting, but I didn't buy it because I'm trying to watch my budget.
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