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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:39 pm

Kerny wrote:
I'll try anything once


But I'm no good with long distance relationships. :|
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GLX

Outhouse Editor

Postby GLX » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:23 pm

BlueStreak wrote:Image
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Butcher Baker: The Righteous Maker #1
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Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI; Art by IVAN REIS, PAT GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and JOE PRADO; Cover by GARY FRANK; 1:10 Variant Covers by IVAN REIS

:P
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Starlord

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Postby Starlord » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:34 pm

Kerny wrote:
I'll try anything once


I don't need to read any further. Here is where I stop.

So how you doin'? :groucho:
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:36 pm

starlord wrote:
I don't need to read any further. Here is where I stop.

So how you doin'? :groucho:


Oh sure, as soon as Kerny and my names get separated you move right in. :roll:

Tramp. :smt011
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:03 pm

I'm trying to think of a review that isn't a sentence or two but I'm struggling to come up with more. Whatever thoughts I finally lay down, this will be lucky to even get a 5.

One thing I don't get though, did I miss a part? Why has the earth gone to shit with all this darkness and the forest closed off? I've been picking up this series and I'm totally lost as to wtf happened between the last 2 issues.
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SilverPhoenix

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Postby SilverPhoenix » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:34 pm

I have a BIG Question before I write my review.

Did Swamp Thing ever die?
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:42 pm

SilverPhoenix wrote:I have a BIG Question before I write my review.

Did Swamp Thing ever die?

If he didn't Johns will write a story where he does.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:44 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
Bad link in your cache


Shows up for me.
Punchy wrote:
No, that was embarrassing, Yoni acted like a tool.


Also, reported.
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GLX

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Postby GLX » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:46 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
Bad link in your cache


It's this:
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:49 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
Shows up for me.


Um yeah, because it was in your cache. Hence "in your cache" in my post, hoping to avoid the 1000th iteration of the "Well, I can see it" response. But whatevs, no big deal. I've long since forgotten what it was in reference to.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:52 pm

SilverPhoenix wrote:I have a BIG Question before I write my review.

Did Swamp Thing ever die?


The Dysart run got so bad it's unmemorable, but although I think it ended sort of in the middle of something I don't remember anything about him dying. I think he was separated from Alec Holland though.

In fact, the Dysart run was so bad it's the reason I never read a page of Unknown Soldier. Loved those painted Eric Powell covers though.

******

Postby ****** » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:54 pm

Brightest Day #23

If you read this without having read the first 22 issues, you're fucked. The series just isn't geared towards new readers at this point and that's understandable.

I don't really even have any comment on the Swamp Thing stuff because I've only read the first two volumes of the Alan Moore Saga hardcovers so I don't have any grasp on where the character fits in a contemporary setting.

The art was nice, Reis's Black Lantern Swamp Thing was badass. I did lol at the double page spread of characters posing, it was basically the same as the double page spread of the resurrected characters in the last issue of Blackest Night. Go back to the well much, Johns and Reis? Not to mention that it takes away what could have been two pages of story that maybe could have explained what the fuck was up with Swamp Thing since he hasn't been in a DCU comic in forever.

Story: 1
Art: 8
Overall: 2
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:10 pm

starlord you owe me like a million blow jobs. That's how awful that comic was. I mean really you need to swallow enough sperm to choke linda lovelace.

3
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:42 pm

Brightest Day #22

If the people that haven't been reading of Brightest Day expect accessibility, then this book really isn't for them as they'll be lost.

Then there's me and I have been (somehow) getting through this book for the past 22 issues. I have no idea what the hell was happening and I regret wasting my time with it if THIS is the payoff we're getting.

For some reason between the ending of #22 and the beginning of #23 the world has gone to hell out of the blue, the Star City forest is shield by something and Johns seems to have remembered that Captain Boomerang was a part of this story too.

And all this foreboding finally revealed what this entire series was leading up to: the triumphant, long awaited return of none other than Swamp-Thing! Wait, what?

I'm either eBay'ing the complete series or offering to sell it on here to some poor masochist that wants to punish himself. I can't even muster the words to express how disappointed I am with this book after the entire thing led to Swamp-Thing of all characters being brought back. Not to say I hate the Swamp-Thing character, but should this character REALLY have a place in a story like this?

On the upside, Reis's art is good.

Story: 1
Art: 8

Overall: 2
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:02 am

:lol: Twigg any clue why we are suddenly a couple?

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