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Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:54 pm

yeah couldn't even get through it.

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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:31 pm

I like to find something positive about things I review here, no matter now small. This issue is one of those cases where the positive has proven to be really hard to find.

So, the positive -- the first story's art was good and set what should have been a fun tone -- that's all I got. Having pointed out the one positive part, I now have to say that everything else wasn't good at all. The first story's dialog was obviously supposed to be funny but sadly wasn't and the plot was needlessly jingoistic. This latter particular ruined any hope of me liking the story -- in fact I can't see anyone who isn't American actually enjoying it. As for the rest of the issue, I tried to read it, but found myself just scanning through pages after a little while, so I can't say any of it held my interest.

2 out of 10, only saved from getting a 1 by the fun art of the first story.
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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby fieldy snuts » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:10 pm

sounds like i didn't miss much.
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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:20 pm

Lorna Relic Wrangler

I don't know much about this one-shot from Image, but after reading it a couple times it seems like out of the 3 stories ostensibly about the same female character, the last two are stuff the writer had either self-published or was shopping around and the main story is some kind of bizarre idea an editor had to try and package it all together or an attempt by the writer to make the book marketable as a franchise. The truth may be nothing remotely close to that, but that's what it felt like. It might work better if we as readers knew the character at all, but instead of the three stories presenting different sides or takes on Lorna I had a hard time reminding myself they were supposed to be about the same person. This had less to do with the different art styles so much as the way the stories were written and the fact that they don't hang well together.

I think the main story needed to be sent back for another edit or re-write, there's some potential there but it needed to be sharper and funnier at the very least. Frankly, the art deserved better. As in a better tale to tell. The short middle gag strip and pin-ups are nothing special, there are a lot of talented creators self-publishing work of a superior quality and in a similar vein who I would recommend over this. I actually like the 3rd story a bit more, even though it's a basic Tales From The Crypt-type story. But--so the worldly adventuress from the hackneyed 1st story is also a Hooters waitress? I rather have three good stories than three stories about the same character that make no sense together.

Oh, and it's "yahtzee", not "yahtze".

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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby GLX » Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:14 pm

Sweet James Jones wrote:sounds like i didn't miss much.


Same here.
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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby doombug » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:44 pm

I can appreciate a comic that tries to be fun and different and even a little bit retro. But this was an odd read. I've been hesitant to write this the last few days as honestly? I didn't like this.

My favorite thing about all 3 stories, was the art in the first. Some of the ides and yes this is about to come from me of all people...are just too outlandish. The over the top british crazy spy and each story not really connecting to each other was just a bit too odd.

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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby Starlord » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:33 am

Lorna: Relic Ranger #1

I had made a personal pact to myself that I would not say anything real negative, but start looking for the good (Morisson crap being exempt), but there really wasn't much I liked here. The coloring wasn't half bad actually. The story felt like a fish out of water... at the very end. Art was meh at best. Sorry.

Story: 1
Art: 3
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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby BlueStreak » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:37 am

I'm about to get Weird Worlded. :lol:
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Postby Starlord » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:40 am

Is there a chance for a record breaking lowest score here?
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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby BlueStreak » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:42 am

starlord wrote:Is there a chance for a record breaking lowest score here?


Yeah. :lol:

Man, I genuinely thought this might be a good book.
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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby GLX » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:42 am

BlueStreak wrote:I'm about to get Weird Worlded. :lol:

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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby Zero » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:04 pm

Lorna: Relic Ranger #1

Look, in the sky! Is it a decidedly un-timely parody of Tomb Raider? Is it a bafflingly unfunny one shot? Is it piss poor cheesecake? Um, yeah actually. It's all three.

Art in the backup was nice, but it hurts to read the words.

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Oh wait, I just remembered it ended with a hook for sequels. No!

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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby GLX » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:08 pm

BlueStreak wrote:
Yeah. :lol:

Man, I genuinely thought this might be a good book.


Live by the sword.... :P
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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby Zero » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:21 pm

I think my copy has actual stink lines coming off of it.

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Re: Review Group Week #267: Lorna: Relic Wrangler #1

Postby Starlord » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:56 pm

BlueStreak wrote:
Yeah. :lol:

Man, I genuinely thought this might be a good book.


well you will become legandary this way. :-D
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