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Review Group Week #271: THUNDERBOLTS #156

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vinnypic

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Postby vinnypic » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:37 pm

Love this book.

Parker is a fun writer. He gets the 616 and loves these characters. It shows.Walker/'s art continues to grow on me.

I give the story an 8 and the Art a 7. We'll call it an 8 overall.
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:37 am

I'm actually reet looking forward to this, Kev Walker is a local and I'm a big fan of his.
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fieldy snuts

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Postby fieldy snuts » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:36 am

Going to review it tomorrow after lots of needed sleep.

I love this book and this one was no exception. Kev Walker's art seems to be the divisive part of the thread so far....but I really like it.
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Starlord

Outhouse Editor

Postby Starlord » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:06 am

AMS wrote:
vocabulary schmocabulary, compared to the other geniuses on this board, I'm like frickin shakespear.


Is that actually a word? :smt017
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:59 am

I liked the ending where Luke Cage wandered into a Hellboy story, and Ghost is plenty fun, but the rest was only OK. It'll be a short review and it'll be later tonight.
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Rockman

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Postby Rockman » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:00 am

starlord wrote:
Is that actually a word? :smt017


of course not.
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GOSD

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Postby GOSD » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:18 am

Love this book!

"Chug" :-D
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:38 pm

Guys I will review this and last week's books, but probably not until after my surgery. I'm finding myself swamped trying to get everything set up before then at my job and here at my second job. :P

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Postby ****** » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:49 pm

Thunderbolts #156

This comic was seriously flat. The status quo of the book was easy enough to pick up on, but it was devoid of any action, drama, intrigue or humor that was in any way captivating to me as a new reader. There were a lot of characters in it that I have an affection for (Why is Songbird's Screaming Mimi hair back?) but within the current concept of the book there doesn't seem to be enough space to actually develop their ongoing stories in a fulfilling way.

The art was adequate for a book filled with C-List characters, much like the writing it was non-distinct.

Reading this, it makes me wonder if the direction Ellis took Thunderbolts in hasn't run it's course. Civil War was a long time ago and the whole government run superhero program is more than a bit played out. For me, a return to a more classic Thunderbolts formula would be welcomed.

Story: 3
Art: 5
Overall: 4
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:21 pm

What's the classic Thunderbolts formula?
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fieldy snuts

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Postby fieldy snuts » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:30 pm

Villains playing the role of the hero leading to a possible redemption. Like what's going on now =/
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:53 pm

Sweet James Jones wrote:Villains playing the role of the hero leading to a possible redemption. Like what's going on now =/


:smt120

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Postby ****** » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:33 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:What's the classic Thunderbolts formula?


Villains choosing to play the role of hero rather than being controlled by the government and compelled to by nanites.

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Postby ****** » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:34 pm

Sweet James Jones wrote:Villains playing the role of the hero leading to a possible redemption. Like what's going on now =/


I would send you a copy of the Classic T-Bolts TPB that came out last week, but it's way overpriced.
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fieldy snuts

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Postby fieldy snuts » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:45 pm

John Snow wrote:
I would send you a copy of the Classic T-Bolts TPB that came out last week, but it's way overpriced.

I already have the complete original run, Nicieza's stuff and almost all the one-shots + everything that came after in one box.

John Snow wrote:
Villains choosing to play the role of hero rather than being controlled by the government and compelled to by nanites.

Redemption is an actual option here though...the nanites are the equivalent of prisoner ankle bracelets in case some of these guys go wild, which makes sense as this redemption program is government sponsored. And they're led by Luke Cage.

Ellisbolts were sociopath's pretending to be heroes and marketed as such by Osborn's PR campaigns. Norman was still batshit insane, Bullseye killed every chance he got, Venom at people, Radioactive Man was there on behalf of China to report on the program, Moonstone is still Moonstone, Penance was fucked up and didn't get the help he needed and Songbird was the only conscience of the team but had no one to hear her other than the Radioactive Man (who just wanted to get in her pants).

There was also the Swordsman who was apathetic to the team's original mission too.

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