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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:27 am

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006. Squadron Supreme #1 - 7.66
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148. Punisher: War Zone #1 - 7.17
149. Ex Machina #40 - 8.11
150. Immortal Iron Fist #21 - 8.21
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162. Invincible #60 - 7.08 (Column)
163. Muppet Show #1 - 6.66 (Column)
164. Flash: Rebirth #1 - 6.93 (Column)
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168. Phonogram: The Singles Club #2 - 6.33 (Column)
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:38 am

Is Squid off the RG? Where is Squid? I haven't seen him post lately.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:06 pm

Looking forward to read this one, Heroes For Hire has gotten off to a great start and I love me some Iron Fist.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:07 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Is Squid off the RG? Where is Squid? I haven't seen him post lately.


I don't know where he's at either. He posted a little over the weekend.

That was a typo on my end for the Review Group list. He's still a member in good standing.
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:51 pm

Heroes for Hire # 3

I didn't even know this title was relaunched. I haven't seen it on the stands and did not know it existed until I saw it listed as a rg pick. DnA on the writing duties though was enough to get me to try this particular issue out.

It seems like the central plot of the book is a mystery, just what is up with Misty Knight? This of course does not come to light until near the end of the book, until then we get a somewhat boring adventure with Moon Knight, and some odd behavior from Paladin. As a result I felt the first half of the book was underwhelming, but when the Paladin, Iron Fist, Misty plot came to some sort of a head, it got pretty awesome.

Likewise I felt that the art was lackluster until this point as well. The action scenes were really incredible, but the talking head scenes were not that great. Misty Knight in particular was drawn to be rather ugly.

A complaint that has nothing to do with the issue, the plot point about Misty not being pregnant is really stupid.

Anyways overall I liked the issue enough to pick up the next one if I see it, but it's a farcry from DnA's cosmic stuff up to this point.

7/10

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Postby Royal Nonesuch » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:52 pm

Hey, I'm going to participate this week! :smt026
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God-Man

Garbage Collector

Postby God-Man » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:43 am

AMS wrote:Heroes for Hire # 3

I didn't even know this title was relaunched. I haven't seen it on the stands and did not know it existed until I saw it listed as a rg pick. DnA on the writing duties though was enough to get me to try this particular issue out.

It seems like the central plot of the book is a mystery, just what is up with Misty Knight? This of course does not come to light until near the end of the book, until then we get a somewhat boring adventure with Moon Knight, and some odd behavior from Paladin. As a result I felt the first half of the book was underwhelming, but when the Paladin, Iron Fist, Misty plot came to some sort of a head, it got pretty awesome.

Likewise I felt that the art was lackluster until this point as well. The action scenes were really incredible, but the talking head scenes were not that great. Misty Knight in particular was drawn to be rather ugly.

A complaint that has nothing to do with the issue, the plot point about Misty not being pregnant is really stupid.

Anyways overall I liked the issue enough to pick up the next one if I see it, but it's a farcry from DnA's cosmic stuff up to this point.

7/10


I don't know, I thought it was pretty awesome to see Moon Knight take out a dinosaur. The revelation that the "merchandise" was women and dinosaurs from the Savage Land livened up that storyline for me.

This was a really tight, well paced story with great art from Brad Walker. I don't know a lot of these characters, and this issue didn't give me a great sense of who these people are aside from mercenaries/heroes. But what this book lacked in character made up in exciting action and a fast paced plot. And I'm glad to see Brad Walker doing a monthly book. He's a real talent.

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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:47 am

AMS wrote:Likewise I felt that the art was lackluster until this point as well. The action scenes were really incredible, but the talking head scenes were not that great. Misty Knight in particular was drawn to be rather ugly.


Couldn't agree more with this. Any time the action slows down or we get a good luck at Misty the art starts to suck but whenever there's kicking and punching it's pretty damn good. Walker draws a great Puppet Master too.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:47 am

I thought this was the weakest issue yet, but it was still pretty good. The art's been inconsistent but it seems to step up when needed.

I've enjoyed the one-shot story format as well. In theory, it's a good way to keep new readers from getting too lost.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:59 pm

Bump. Come on people, discuss the awesomeness (or non-awesomeness) of the book!
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:30 pm

I dunno, I'm making lots of friends on other comic book forums..

Guess what though? I made almost $400 bucks off of Hickman's FF last week! And I still have all but 2 of my "deathbags"!
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:36 pm

Vicious Squid wrote:I dunno, I'm making lots of friends on other comic book forums..

Guess what though? I made almost $400 bucks off of Hickman's FF last week! And I still have all but 2 of my "deathbags"!


Are you serious? They're selling for that much?!
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Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:51 pm

BlueStreak wrote:
Are you serious? They're selling for that much?!


No, see, that was the key almost everyone else missed--not the deathbags. There was immediately a glut of them for cover price or little more (or less sometimes) on the market and still is. And you know they still had copies of the deathbag in the shop on Wednesday--truly a sign of no scarcity there. BUT! I went out during the icestorms and bought up all the first print copies of issues #583-586 that I could find. And especially of issue #585 I found quite a few. The first time I bought a stack of #585s and listed them for $20 each they were almost literally sold by the time I'd made and eaten lunch that day. So I immediately bought all the rest and did the same. Issue #583 was selling for absurd prices, you don't even want to know, but they eventually stabilized around $30-35, but it being the first issue in the arc it was much harder to find more than a few copies of and I used most of them in runs of the full "Three" storyline with a deathbag--which sold for more than $75 per set. Even a run of 2nd or 3rd printings would get you $35-45 bucks and I put together a couple of those too when the 1st printing bonanza dried up. So I still have over half my actual deathbag issues which I am hanging onto until I can do a little better with them individually or, who knows, run across some more of the other issues in the run.

'Cause the Squid speculates.

Almost $400 was my net not my gross BTW.
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Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:01 pm

Vicious Squid wrote:
No, see, that was the key almost everyone else missed--not the deathbags. There was immediately a glut of them for cover price or little more (or less sometimes) on the market and still is. And you know they still had copies of the deathbag in the shop on Wednesday--truly a sign of no scarcity there. BUT! I went out during the icestorms and bought up all the first print copies of issues #583-586 that I could find. And especially of issue #585 I found quite a few. The first time I bought a stack of #585s and listed them for $20 each they were almost literally sold by the time I'd made and eaten lunch that day. So I immediately bought all the rest and did the same. Issue #583 was selling for absurd prices, you don't even want to know, but they eventually stabilized around $30-35, but it being the first issue in the arc it was much harder to find more than a few copies of and I used most of them in runs of the full "Three" storyline with a deathbag--which sold for more than $75 per set. Even a run of 2nd or 3rd printings would get you $35-45 bucks and I put together a couple of those too when the 1st printing bonanza dried up. So I still have over half my actual deathbag issues which I am hanging onto until I can do a little better with them individually or, who knows, run across some more of the other issues in the run.

'Cause the Squid speculates.

Almost $400 was my net not my gross BTW.


wow, you're a genius.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:04 pm

AMS wrote:
wow, you're a genius.


You have a very dry wit and so that's probably an insult. :cry:

It was good money for the couple days I barely left the house and the power was out half the time, and some of the issues sold to some really interesting people.

The last of my runs at auction ended very recently, so if $75+ for 5 comics sounds good to anyone else you may consider going for it.

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