Monday, May 30, 2016 • Morning Edition • "In this issue: an Outhouser will DIE!"

The Outhouse - The Greatest Comic Book Forum

Comics news, comic book reviews, feature articles about comics, interviews with comic creators, plus the greatest comic book and pop culture discussion in the Outhouse forums!


Review Group Week #262: Hellblazer #276

Hey you! Reader! Want to be a part of the GREATEST COMIC BOOK AND GEEK COMMUNITY on the web?! Well, they're not accepting new members, but we'll take anyone here, so why not sign up for a free acount? It's fast and it's easy, like your mom! Sign up today! Membership spots are limited!*

*Membership spots not really limited!

User avatar

Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:34 pm

Let's get the ball rolling this week--

Sting the Magic Hobo #276

Swamp Thing's old bi-polar sidekick has gotten hitched, and to avoid marital compromise someone will die!

For a character who has lived for centuries in life's moral gray areas, this thin parable was pretty black and white. But the story itself failed to sell me on the villain's horrible fate, despite heavy-handedly trying to pin the market collapse on him, making him out to be a cartoon misogynist, and even giving him a little devil beard just to make sure I got the message he's the bad one here.

Simon Bisley's artwork usually shines when he's given a little space and some fantastic scenes to draw, and there's a little to be done toward the end but to me he's largely wasted here drawing Sting the Magic Hobo snogging with his teen Disney wife or other dingy and slightly nauseating scenes in cramped rooms and offices.

5.75
User avatar

Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:36 pm

AMS wrote:my LCS didn't have this book.


If you'd like I'll mail you mine.
User avatar

Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:45 pm

Viktor Ian Skwydde wrote:
If you'd like I'll mail you mine.


:lol:

That's okay. Hopefully next week's pick is something I can get.

******

Postby ****** » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:48 pm

Hellblazer #276

This was an odd one. The new marriage relationship bits, the House Hunters International interlude and a financial crisis wrist slap by way of homicide made this one wacky issue of a magic funny book. It certainly wasn't what I was expecting and kind of left me unsure about what Hellblazer is. Last time we reviewed the series it was a straight forward horror book, now it seems to want to be absurdist.

Bisley's art in this felt a bit inconsistent, but on the whole it was fun to look at and made the story better than it was.

Story: 4
Art: 7
Overall: 6
User avatar

Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:07 am

Squid and Amlah really got to stop changing their goddamn names. :lol:
User avatar

GLX

Outhouse Editor

Postby GLX » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:11 pm

Jude's pick for next week is.....?
User avatar

Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:16 am

Jude should pick Iron Man 2.0 #1.
User avatar

Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:50 am

My LCS didn't have a copy of this, so I'm not going to be able to participate this week.
User avatar

Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:08 am

Stephen Day wrote:My LCS didn't have a copy of this, so I'm not going to be able to participate this week.


Lame!
User avatar

Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:18 pm

Damn, people!
User avatar

Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:21 pm

Viktor Ian Skwydde wrote:Damn, people!

After your review, it became less of a priority.

Kidding. It's a busy week for me.

******

Postby ****** » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:22 pm

Eli Katz wrote:After your review, it became less of a priority.

Kidding. It's a busy week for me.


Your busy week and Stephen Day's LCS are killing Vertigo. :smt013
User avatar

Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:26 pm

Johann Snow wrote:
Your busy week and Stephen Day's LCS are killing Vertigo. :smt013


Does Canada even have real comic shops? I really don't think they do at this point.
User avatar

Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:28 pm

Eli Katz wrote:After your review, it became less of a priority.

Kidding. It's a busy week for me.


You and Stephen Day use the same excuses repeatedly. You're always too busy to read a 20 page book that's mostly pictures, he always goes to a crap LCS. :smt011

******

Postby ****** » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:32 pm

Viktor Ian Skwydde wrote:
You and Stephen Day use the same excuses repeatedly. You're always too busy to read a 20 page book that's mostly pictures, he always goes to a crap LCS. :smt011


Shady characters the both of them.

leave a comment with facebook


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 52 guests