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Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby Starlord » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:11 pm

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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:21 pm

Weird Worlds #1 Review

I'm kind of down on five or six issue miniseries these days, and in particular an anthology mini-series is pretty much guaranteed to be meaningless and forgettable. So I wasn't expecting much going in. The art was good in all three stories, but not spectacular. It was solid, but I think the fact that I didn't really notice a difference between the three stories by three different artists speaks volumes about how generic it was.

The Lobo story was predictable. You knew Lobo was going to wake up and kick that guy's ass, and you knew the little guy was going to be the mark. The Garbage Man story was also predictable, but in addition it was cliched and stupid as well. It's not that it was bad, but I don't see why it deserves to be published by DC. It belongs in some self-published indie anthology. The final story, with Tanga, was the most interesting, which isn't really saying much. It was kind of boring and didn't have much point, but at least it was different.

Overall, this was a thoroughly mediocre comic. Nothing too bad, but nothing great. I don't know why this comic needed to exist, honestly. It just seems useless.


Story: 2
Art: 5
Overall: 3.5 of 10
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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:25 pm

Overall, this was a thoroughly mediocre comic. Nothing too bad, but nothing great. I don't know why this comic needed to exist, honestly. It just seems useless.


I still maintain this is nothing more than an unfortunate necessity to keep the Weird World title rights.
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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby Punchy » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:41 pm

Victorious Squid wrote:
I still maintain this is nothing more than an unfortunate necessity to keep the Weird World title rights.


Hey, DC already do that for Wonder Woman.

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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby Zero » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:38 pm

Since we've passed the AA threshold...

Weird Worlds #1

A pointless waste of perfectly functional art on three stories of little to no interest written with little to no ingenuity, originality or skill.

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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby Punchy » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:19 pm

Got a copy of this.

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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby chap22 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:29 pm

Weird Worlds #1:

let's do this one at a time, shall we?

Lobo:

i'm a big fan of Ordway from way back to his All-Star Squadron days in the early 80s, and the man can still bring it. this story looks great. however, van Hook, the author of the single worst comic i read in 2009 (Oracle: The Cure) does nothing but deliver a standard, boring, mediocre, "seen one, you've seen em all" tale of Lobo, who ranks right there with Herper, Trampantula, Superboy-Whine, and the emntire LoSH as my least favorite DC characters. nothing new, nothing original, nothing interesting.

Art: 8
Story: 3 (almost any other character would've probably gotten a 5)

Garbageman:

Lopresti does OK here, better storytelling than i expected (although filled with very old school, expository flashback), but it's basically a less interesting rehash of Swamp Thing, and i'm not even a fan of him. there's certainly nothing that looks interesting enough here to make me want to grab following issues. and i feel Lopresti's art is better suited to capes & tights like WW or the JLI than dark, shambling monster characters, so the whole thing felt like a bit of a waste

Art: 7.5
Story: 5

Tanga:

you can tell from the page 1 splash who drew this sucker, as Maguire remains forever the master of facial expressions. and you can also tell his writing style is HEAVILY infuenced by his old running buddies Giffen and DeMatteis. nothing but quirky monologue throughout, by a character from whom traces of humor come out of, but not enough to really grab hold. it's a damn pretty entry in this book, but all in all the intro to Tanga just doesn't grab me, and certainly doesn't make me care about learning any more about her or following where this goes

Art: 9
Story: 5

Overall Art: 8.33
Overall Story: 4.33

Total Review: 5.0 (dropped 1.33 for making me buy a goddamn Lobo book to get Maguire goodness elsewhere)
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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby Eli Katz » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:05 pm

I'm not reviewing this book. No time, no desire, no nothing.

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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby BlueStreak » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:10 pm

I'll be reviewing this tomorrow, hopefully hungover.
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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby doombug » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:19 pm

So let me get this right? Lobo is notorius for healing from anything and I mean anything and yet some idiot bounty hunter thinks he's killed him right off the bat? I mean I get it was a set up issue but for this bounty hunter to think he's at the top of his game is pure stupidity. Lobo was fully in character though and the art for the story was good.

Score: 6

Garbage man is lame and I could care less about him...and I usually love Loprosti's work but wow, what a boring and atypical character.

Score: 2

The third story had awesome art but I could not get through that story.

Score: 6

Over all: I give this a 3, bad pick Hawk, very average book.
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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:51 pm

I'll get to this in a couple of days. I'm not really interested in this book, but I think I have to review it just to keep myself in the Review Group.
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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby BlueStreak » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am

Royal Nonesuch wrote:I'll get to this in a couple of days. I'm not really interested in this book, but I think I have to review it just to keep myself in the Review Group.


Can you do a back review of something? We'll accept that instead.
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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:33 am

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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby doombug » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:30 am

guitarsmashley wrote:Motherfuckers.

other people did it first so I had to follow in suit.

Though I didn't pay for this mediocre comic. I pulled a snow. :lol:
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Re: Review Group Week #256: Weird Worlds #1

Postby Starlord » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:22 pm

I hate it when I have to review one of DC's bombs. It's much more fun to do that with Marvel (and more frequent too!)
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