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Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Maker #1

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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:36 am

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Oh, just say your LCS didnt have it. As usual.


I can't do that this time dammit, because I know damn well they're going to have it in.
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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:37 am

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But it's really been a good story. Honest.


It had better be. :x
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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby Starlord » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:50 am

Butcher Baker: The Righteous Maker #1

Huh. I was really excited about this, especially after looking through it and seeing sex and nudity. That's always fun to have in a comic. Still the story has to work as well and I'm on the fence about that.

The main character seems to be the love child of Jack Burton and Duke Nukem. Throw in some Garth Ennis story concepts and that's what I got out of the first issue. It was enjoyable; very enjoyable, but I didn't get the feeling of anything new here either. Take a bunch of ingrediants from other books and movies and mesh it together. Does it work? Yes. Will I get this in trade? Yes. Is this the most orginal thing I've read lately? No.

Story: 7
Art: 10
My Score: 8.25
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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:59 am

So far most people have liked this more than I did, but have some of the same reservations.

My #1 problem: I didn't laugh.
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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby Starlord » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:03 am

Victorian Squid wrote:So far most people have liked this more than I did, but have some of the same reservations.

My #1 problem: I didn't laugh.


Was it supposed to be funny?
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Postby ****** » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:40 am

starlord wrote:
Was it supposed to be funny?


I don't think there's any question that Butcher Baker believes itself to be a shockingly hilarious work of pop fiction.

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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:17 pm

Oh sure, killed the thread, have I?

Fine, I delete my last post.
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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:20 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:Oh sure, killed the thread, have I?

Fine, I delete my last post.


Nah my issue gets here on monday. And I don't know if it's supposed to be funny. Casey has a strange sense of humor but part of it is making people not laugh.
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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:22 pm

Butcher Baker #1 Review by Jude Terror

I like Joe Casey, and despite the buildup to the launch of this comic being a little bit over-saturated, I had grown excited for this over the last few weeks. And indeed, the first few issues are in my DCBS orders, though I couldn't find one available this month. However, I have to admit I'm a little bit overwhelmed. Part of that comes from the fact that the comic itself doesn't offer much more than the teasers did. Gratuitous sex and nudity? Check. Ultra-cynical commentary on American culture? Check. Crazy, off-beat indie art? Check. The problem is, the story was pedestrian. Butcher Baker, a retired government agent superhero who's turned into a cynical, self-centered asshole is approached by Dick Cheney and Jay Leno (outrageous burn!!!... I guess) to murder all his incarcerated enemies in order to save the taxpayers money. Yawn. Alan Moore covered the ground covered by this character nearly thirty years ago in Watchmen, as only one part of a larger story, and somehow it managed to be more poignant than this while remaining at least twenty times more subdued. If ever there was a book that tried too hard, it was Butcher Baker. It might be shocking to anyone who hasn't read a comic, read a book, seen a movie, listened to an album, or in any way imbibed a work of pop culture older than five years, but to anyone else, it has a very been there, done that feel, which is unfortunate because the shock value seems to be the main selling point here. In retrospect, writing this review has shown me that I dislike this comic a lot more than I thought I did. I'll probably give it a shot for another issue or two since I already paid for them and all, but so far, not so good. If I want to indulge in some ultraviolence and gratuitous nudity, I'll watch a Clockwork Orange or some other far superior product.

Story: 2
Art: 5
Overall: 3
Overhype: -1
Final Score: 2

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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:24 pm

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I understand. My father thought the same thing about Elton John after he went to one of his concerts.

Homophobia just runs rampart through our parents' generation. :smt011


Elton John is totally gay. :?
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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:26 pm

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Elton John is totally gay. :?


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I almost fell for that too.
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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:28 pm

The comparisons of others to The Comedian, Duke Nukem, and Casanova were all right-on. The problem is, it has the soul of none of those. Not even Duke Nukem.
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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby Starlord » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:46 pm

Jude Terror wrote:Butcher Baker #1 Review by Jude Terror

I like Joe Casey, and despite the buildup to the launch of this comic being a little bit over-saturated, I had grown excited for this over the last few weeks. And indeed, the first few issues are in my DCBS orders, though I couldn't find one available this month. However, I have to admit I'm a little bit overwhelmed. Part of that comes from the fact that the comic itself doesn't offer much more than the teasers did. Gratuitous sex and nudity? Check. Ultra-cynical commentary on American culture? Check. Crazy, off-beat indie art? Check. The problem is, the story was pedestrian. Butcher Baker, a retired government agent superhero who's turned into a cynical, self-centered asshole is approached by Dick Cheney and Jay Leno (outrageous burn!!!... I guess) to murder all his incarcerated enemies in order to save the taxpayers money. Yawn. Alan Moore covered the ground covered by this character nearly thirty years ago in Watchmen, as only one part of a larger story, and somehow it managed to be more poignant than this while remaining at least twenty times more subdued. If ever there was a book that tried too hard, it was Butcher Baker. It might be shocking to anyone who hasn't read a comic, read a book, seen a movie, listened to an album, or in any way imbibed a work of pop culture older than five years, but to anyone else, it has a very been there, done that feel, which is unfortunate because the shock value seems to be the main selling point here. In retrospect, writing this review has shown me that I dislike this comic a lot more than I thought I did. I'll probably give it a shot for another issue or two since I already paid for them and all, but so far, not so good. If I want to indulge in some ultraviolence and gratuitous nudity, I'll watch a Clockwork Orange or some other far superior product.

Story: 2
Art: 5
Overall: 3
Overhype: -1
Final Score: 2

Yes, it was worse than Lorna, Relic Wrangler, based solely on the difference in expectation.



interesting and I have to say you've made me want to change my score. I still liked it more than you but I have to agree with everything you said.
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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:13 pm

starlord wrote:

interesting and I have to say you've made me want to change my score. I still liked it more than you but I have to agree with everything you said.


How dare you side with Jude, I barely recognize you right now.
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Re: Review Group Week #268: Butcher Baker:The Righteous Make

Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:14 pm

Anyone disappointed with their purchase of BB #1 miiiiiiiight want to take a peek at a certain online auction site...
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