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Review Group Week #254: Larfleeze Christmas Special

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Starlord

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Postby Starlord » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:32 pm

Larfleeze Christmas Special

You would have to be a big time Scrooge not to have enjoyed this. The ending alone was worth the price of admission and reminds those of us who have been investing our time in all these new Rainbow Characters that there is a soul crushing yearning that drives Larfleeze at all times. Johns did a fine job here but as enjoyable as it was, I don't see a reason they had to jack this up another dollar.

The art should have put it in a dollar bin unfortunately. Really was off on so many levels. It even made the coloring and inks look horrible.

I wouldn't recommend this for many people, but if you are a fan of the most recent Green Lantern Mythos, this is a nice treat.

Story: 8
Art: 2
My Score: 5.70
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Starlord

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Postby Starlord » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:33 pm

chap22 wrote:even the worst issue of Secret Warriors would be better than SHIELD.


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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:29 pm

uploading pictures presently, review written... will post momentarily. :smt026
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:40 pm

The Larfleeze Christmas Special starts out with everything right. Larfleeze should dig some Christmas and he should be angry when it goes awry. Having him chase shopping mall Santas is icing on the cake.

However, once a little boy tells the Orange Lantern where to find Santa it all goes horribly wrong. First of all, there are the people. Booth is perfect for drawing aliens cause as you can see when Hal flies up with thighs as big as his torso, you know that Brett comes from the Liefeld school of art. Just to add insult to injury, he is also plagued with the inability to draw faces much like David Finch or Michael Turner.

To make matters worse, Hal Jordon shows up. And boy is he preachy, which is cool Sunday morning when it is about the reason for the season, but in my comic book? No thank you, especially when it is as wrong as anything else, Santa is for fun? Really? No, dumbass, Santa is a symbol of the spirit, of giving, of unconditionalism and in the end of hard work… not fun! There is nothing fun about smelly ass reindeer and sleigh rides in the middle of the night (unless there is hey and a girl involved)… there is nothing fun about jumping down chimneys, there is nothing fun about be forced into obesity from milk and cookies at every house in the entire world, expected to be eaten by you! It’s not fun. And then, when his long ass impossibly loaded peak time is over… he gets to start making shit for next year… no thanks assholes.

And according to Scandanavian legend, he was an orphan passed from foster home to foster home! Ask Victorian Squid what feels like to not be wanted! Damn you Hal Jordan! Damn you for making Christmas awful, you suck. I triple dog dare you to lick a flag pole!

(The Red Lantern guy giving the Orange construct minion a fruit cake makes up for a lot of bad in the main story!) Yup team Tiny Titans makes up for a lot.

Orange lantern cookies are fairly easy to make. They are right tasty too. I can understand using the white chocolate as opposed to the normal semi-sweet chip – it is toned down a bit and works better with the orange flavored icing as a result. There are only a couple of criticisms I have. #1. There is not any kind of reference giving to how you are supposed to go about icing a cookie and not being a baker by trade I have never done it. So as you can see in the pics below, they are kind of crazy looking. #2. If you are gonna show them with white icing and orange latern symbols… don’t make a recipe for pale orange icing – show me how to fucking pipe on the cheap DC!
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The Maze is a little elementary. Especially given that there are at least three solutions and they branch from both opening paths!
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The ornament was a lot of fun to make, even if I got glue all over my hand.
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Story 3
Art 2

Extra Credit
Tiny Titans! Win a point!
Cookies with a serving of a whole batch, another point!
A nice ornament for a geek tree, add a point!

Overall 8 out of ten! Not perfect but fun and rewarding to the craft, cooking, easy puzzle solving sect!
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Eli Katz

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Postby Eli Katz » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:10 pm

Fourthy, your review was more fun to read than the actual comic.

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Postby ****** » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:19 pm

I don't see any Orange Lantern logos on those cookies. What a slacker.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:36 pm

shit's not in the recipe and I wasn't driving to the grocery store at 11 oclock on christmas eve to appease you. where are the pics of your cookies? :P
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:39 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Fourthy, your review was more fun to read than the actual comic.

(as were the activities.)
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Windom URL

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Postby Windom URL » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:42 pm

They should have called them Larfleeze Droppings.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:49 pm

Victorious Squid wrote:They should have called them Larfleeze Droppings.

:lol:
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SilverPhoenix

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Postby SilverPhoenix » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:00 pm

BlueStreak wrote:Hey, SilverPheonix:

Did you send out your copy of Suicide Forest to Greg? I would PM you with this but I'm for some reason unable to send out PMs.

I just need to know if I'm sending out my copy to Greg or Stephen Day tomorrow.


Greg told me someone else was sending it, so I'm assuming that person is you, or someone else now.
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BlueStreak

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Postby BlueStreak » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:13 pm

SilverPhoenix wrote:
Greg told me someone else was sending it, so I'm assuming that person is you, or someone else now.


Sweet. Good to know.
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:16 pm

noone wrote:Orange lantern cookies are fairly easy to make. They are right tasty too. I can understand using the white chocolate as opposed to the normal semi-sweet chip – it is toned down a bit and works better with the orange flavored icing as a result. There are only a couple of criticisms I have. #1. There is not any kind of reference giving to how you are supposed to go about icing a cookie and not being a baker by trade I have never done it. So as you can see in the pics below, they are kind of crazy looking. #2. If you are gonna show them with white icing and orange latern symbols… don’t make a recipe for pale orange icing – show me how to fucking pipe on the cheap DC!


You're on the Internet all fucking day every day ! Take 2 minutes out of your non-stop Johns-bashing vendetta to look up how to frost/ice a damn cookie.

And while you're at it fucking look up how to clean off that disgusting oven of yours :lol:
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:22 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:
You're on the Internet all fucking day every day ! Take 2 minutes out of your non-stop Johns-bashing vendetta to look up how to frost/ice a damn cookie.

And while you're at it fucking look up how to clean off that disgusting oven of yours :lol:

shit should be in the recipe... if you are gonna have pictures, the picture should reflect the directions in the recipe.

I almost didn't include that pic. I recently cleaned the interior of the oven and was actually quite surprised at the state of the oven as you can only see that in the picture. It has since been rectified.
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:24 pm

also, very confused on the johns bashing vendetta comment... me thinks you have me confused with some one else.

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