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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:50 am

noone wrote:also good pick. I might review action tonite. I went ahead and bought it, fuckheads.


You hate Marvel Cosmic line but you are excited for a Lobo story.

Think about that for a minute.
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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby thefourthman » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:51 am

I like Lobo. He makes fun of cosmic shit. He is DC's Deadpool.

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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby chap22 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:31 pm

Action #896--


I...have no fucking idea what I just read. No recap page, no exposition telling me who these people are or what they're doing or why they're doing it...having avoided Action previously (because Luthor bores me) and picking it up now (mainly just b/c I love the Six), this was terrible. I don't know if the arc it's part of is as bad as this, and after reading it, I don't care. Sloppy art by Pete Woods (at least by huis standards) helped none at all. NO WAY I'm coming back for more of this garbage, and I'm now pissed off the conclusion of this story will be contaminating my favorite ongoing DC book next month. Ugh.

Story: 1
Art: 6
Total: 3.5

Jimmy Olsen backup --

A cute little story that reminds me there actually is a member of Supes's regular supporting cast I really like (b/c Lois and Lex sure ain't it). Nice art, a fun premise, and a good job of introducing new readers (like me) to who these folks are (in a small amount of space to do so) and what's going on. I will be picking up the concluion of this, and am damn glad I don't have to pick up any more of Lex's tripe to do so.

Art: 8
Story: 8
Total: 8

Overall (weighed down by just how bad the "main" story was): 4.5
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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby chap22 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:32 pm

also:

Lobo next week? Fuck you up the ass, Hawk. Blargh.
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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:11 pm

I tried to Byrne this week's book but my brain just refused to take in the main story and in fact punished me with a wicked migraine for trying to force it to process Action Comics #896, so I'm out this week.
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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby thefourthman » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:15 pm

Victorious Squid wrote:I tried to Byrne this week's book but my brain just refused to take in the main story and in fact punished me with a wicked migraine for trying to force it to process Action Comics #896, so I'm out this week.

I think that should be a 0. add it to the paragraph and you have done more work than Hawk has, ever.

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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:19 pm

noone wrote:I think that should be a 0. add it to the paragraph and you have done more work than Hawk has, ever.


Eh, I don't want to knock the score down for something I couldn't finish reading. Did a lot of people in your shop assume books came out Thursday? The LCS was empty on Wednesday when I was there.

The back-up story looked pretty good but I really only skimmed it. The art looked nice, like a tattoo of a pretty lady on a pretty lady.
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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby thefourthman » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:20 pm

I don't know. I was off yesterday, it was a better Thursday than normal but word was it was a lot of walk in traffic.

Most of the regulars came in wednesday. It was a lite week, so it was a lite wednesday.

A lot call and ask.

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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:24 pm

noone wrote:I don't know. I was off yesterday, it was a better Thursday than normal but word was it was a lot of walk in traffic.

Most of the regulars came in wednesday. It was a lite week, so it was a lite wednesday.

A lot call and ask.


Did the fucking USPS raise the rates already? I paid almost $9 for a 2lb. Priority package today! :x Amazon only covers $6.99 and that normally would've just about covered it! Eating up $2 off a $10 sale is bullshit.
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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby thefourthman » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:26 pm

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Did the fucking USPS raise the rates already? I paid almost $9 for a 2lb. Priority package today! :x Amazon only covers $6.99 and that normally would've just about covered it! Eating up $2 off a $12 sale is bullshit.

dude, priority charges more the further it goes. I can ship a two pound package to tenessee for 5 bucks. It would cost me ten to ship it to california. About 15 to hawaii.

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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:28 pm

noone wrote:dude, priority charges more the further it goes. I can ship a two pound package to tenessee for 5 bucks. It would cost me ten to ship it to california. About 15 to hawaii.


Yeah, but I've never paid that much for a shipment this far. It ain't going to Hawaii.
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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby thefourthman » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:29 pm

:smt102 I'll know more shortly, packing things presently.

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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:30 pm

noone wrote::smt102 I'll know more shortly, packing things presently.


Either way the rates are going up tomorrow, I just wondered if they already had.
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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby thefourthman » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:31 pm

I charge calculated so I don't really care.

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Re: Review Group Week #255: Action Comics #896

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:33 pm

noone wrote:I charge calculated so I don't really care.


Like I said, this was AZ--you don't charge calculated there.
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