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Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #8

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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby Eli Katz » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:07 am

I won't be reviewing for the rest of March or the first week in April. Work and work-related travel are getting in the way of my Outhousing.

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Postby ****** » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:01 am

BlueStreak wrote:I should probably catch up on front page articles... :(

http://hellblazer.ipbhost.com/index.php ... ntry320979


There's a Hellblazer forum?! That must get boring.

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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby guitarsmashley » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:01 am

Eli Katz wrote:I won't be reviewing for the rest of March or the first week in April. Work and work-related travel are getting in the way of my Outhousing.


But my week is coming up and there is an actual amazing book coming out that you'll probably love.
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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby guitarsmashley » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:16 am

Morning Glories is good but, there is something that isn't quite right. Y the Last Man did something incredible where every issue ended with a cliff hanger, hell in it's own way the series ended on a cliffhanger. But it's a series that read both great in monthly and trade format. Having read volume one of Morning Glories in trade and then reading 7 & 8 in singles I can say it's not the same at all. The cliff hangers build in the trades but these stand alone stories serve to move the story forward and develop the characters at the same time. Unfortunately this issue didn't expand on the two most interesting characters, the blond and the asshole kid who maybe the best character in the entire book. The art is serviceable and works for the series.

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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby Eli Katz » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:52 am

guitarsmashley wrote:
But my week is coming up and there is an actual amazing book coming out that you'll probably love.

Sorry, I'm traveling that week.

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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby guitarsmashley » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:01 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Sorry, I'm traveling that week.


You will find a comic store and buy the fucking book or it will find you and fuck you.
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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:18 pm

BlueStreak wrote:I should probably catch up on front page articles... :(

http://hellblazer.ipbhost.com/index.php ... ntry320979


Haha they nail us pretty good for a first impression:

Some interesting perspectives from "elsewhere".

Warning: contains spoilers for this issue and for the fact that there are odd people on the internet. WITH HORRID SIGS !
Some of them look for something rather unpleasant in Hellblazer.


I have started at the first "review" I could find, there may be more in there but the thread seems to be internal forum bantering
http://www.theouthou...9.html#p2311159

http://www.theouthou...7.html#p2315797

They also have an antidote to James' Milligaphobic rant.
http://www.theouthou...zer-t62232.html


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Postby BlueStreak » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:39 pm

I think Hab has a lost British brother or something like that. :lol:
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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby fieldy snuts » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:07 pm

I have started at the first "review" I could find, there may be more in there but the thread seems to be internal forum bantering
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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:17 pm

Just getting as chance to re-read this now, it got shuffled in a bunch of stuff from SPACE and a box of 90% mainstream crapola I got dumped in my lap. Probably won't review until tomorrow though.
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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby Starlord » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:33 pm

Morning Glories #8

I had never even heard of this book when it was chosen by Punchy so I figured just like Scott Pilgrim, I was really going to dislike this. I stand corrected. I'm intrigued even though I don't have a clue what any of this is really about. When it comes out in trade, I will be the first in line to pick it up.

That said, it was alright.

Story: 6
Art: 8
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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:36 pm

First trade is out.
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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby thefourthman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:41 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:First trade is out.

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Re: Double Special Review Group Week #266: Morning Glories #

Postby BlueStreak » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:42 pm

I've really been enjoying the series thus far. It's a great book, even if it gets a little absurd at times with the death count. This issue proves to be no exception for the Nick Spencer "Morning Glories" formula. There's a bit of normalcy smashed to bits by extreme violence with a level of intrigue fueled by the revealed backstory of one of the main characters. Luckily, Spencer knows how to exploit this formula to prevent the series from growing stale.

The art's alright but nothing spectacular.

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