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Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:34 pm

starlord wrote:
Great! Now everytime I read the FF I'm going to be hearing William Shatner's voice when I read The Thing! Thanks for that! :evil:


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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby ****** » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:00 am

Eli Katz wrote:I've read more than that. And I thoroughly dislike it.


Well then, I guess you're entitled to your thoroughly wrong opinion. :D

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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby ****** » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:01 am

Victorious Squid wrote:
I'm not arguing they have, it's all serials and cliffhangers, etc. That would've been cool if he'd been pooped out by bugs though.

And you used the word "himbo"!


Johnny Storm is the ultimate himbo!

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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby Eli Katz » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:19 am

Abe wrote:
Well then, I guess you're entitled to your thoroughly wrong opinion. :D

If liking Hickman and Young Liars is "right," then I'm more than happy to be wrong. :P

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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby Amoebas » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:01 am

starlord wrote:Fantastic Four #587 Or better yet, study those panels where Ben changes back but is helpless to do anything.

Ben's changing back into the Thing was another laughable part of this issue. It's timing couldn't be more predictable.

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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby fieldy snuts » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:16 am

I so wish the group had picked Age of X this week.

I love Hickman's Secret Warriors and S.H.I.E.L.D. books but I couldn't get into this before. Even when I skimmed through the issues at the store there was nothing in them to draw me into buying them. But I decided to give this bagged book a chance to see if it was worth revisiting the whole run.

Nope. Not that its a bad book, it just felt mediocre. To give each subplot a concise review:

The Reed story was rushed to the point the Maestro appeared and disappeared as fast as he appeared for no other reason than to give a massive "screw you" to the protagonists.

The Sue Storm story went from Namor killing the old Atlanteans to them saying "Dude, you translated the old language! In our new language Sue is our queen rather than a sacrifice!". Umm, right....

The Ben/Johnny/Kids vs the Annihilation Wave AKA the death scene: Underwhelming considering the build-up. The death wasn't really shocking with gore like say...Ares was. Johnny was just covered in swarms of Annihilus bugs and we cut to a scene of Ben consoling the kids. Kind of weak and the lack of an actual body took away from the impact. The best story of the book but it didn't pack the punch this months hyped death was supposed to.

Artwise, Epting was solid as always. But the story was a mashup of varying quality shorts.

Story: 4
Art: 8
Overall:4



And for the record? Namor > Aquaman

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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby Mammon, Fool Breaker » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:29 am

I don't know who this Herald person is... but he sounds like a fine outstanding young man.

Aquaman is King of the seas, and as of now calls on undead sea creatures to do his bidding... He uses a fucking zombie shark to kill... KILL terrorists and then crushes their boat with a Kraken, which is also Zombie class.

^ this alone makes Aquaman 100 times cooler than poor LAMEor... O, im sorry, Namor. <---- wet Legolas
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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby fieldy snuts » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:34 am

But has Aquaman ever done anything as cool as THIS?

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No :P

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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby thefourthman » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:44 am

how does next week work?

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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby Mammon, Fool Breaker » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:15 am

fieldy snuts wrote:But has Aquaman ever done anything as cool as THIS?


DId Venom cry after Namor did that? It looked like it may have hurt.

Lets compare that to this, Justice! Aquaman style

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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby fieldy snuts » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:25 am

You neglected the next page which featured Aquaman crying and being generally emo over the zombie shark negating all coolness and replacing it with bucketloads of emo mascara :P

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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby Punchy » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:05 am

Secret Warriors #24 didn't come out this week.

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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby Mammon, Fool Breaker » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:41 am

fieldy snuts wrote:You neglected the next page which featured Aquaman crying and being generally emo over the zombie shark negating all coolness and replacing it with bucketloads of emo mascara :P


Real men cry, Read the Iliad and or Odyssey.
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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:49 pm

So next weeks book?
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Re: Review Group #259: Fantastic Four #587

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:32 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:So next weeks book?


Apparently there is no pick for next week. BlueStreak already started the thread.

the-news-stand/the-review-group-anniversary-week-pick-t60140.html

We get to pick our reviews individually. :)
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