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Review Group Week #276: Spencer Double Team!

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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Fri May 27, 2011 9:36 am

guitarsmashley wrote:
so you'll be giving it a 7 then?


Hahaha, fuck you.

I gave Hawkeye a 6 last week, and I liked that one.
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Fri May 27, 2011 10:12 am

guitarsmashley wrote:another fucking issue of shield? I'll review now, 1.

:lol:
That's my review, too.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Fri May 27, 2011 10:20 am

Everything I know about reviewing, I learned from Walt Kelly:

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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Fri May 27, 2011 11:18 am

Iron Man 2.0

This was a fast read and a very short comic. Half of it was spent setting up another character and not very well at all. The art was serviceable but Spencer is definitely about to hit a major wall on his climb to fame. Rhodes doesn't really belong in this comic and is in it for maybe 5 pages then it's immortal weapons and absorbing man and Iron fist. If this book was called fear itself:the Immortal weapons then this would be alright but, it's not it's Iron Man 2.0-War Machine. Give me War Machine.

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Zero

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Postby Zero » Fri May 27, 2011 11:44 am

guitarsmashley wrote:Iron Man 2.0

This was a fast read and a very short comic. Half of it was spent setting up another character and not very well at all. The art was serviceable but Spencer is definitely about to hit a major wall on his climb to fame. Rhodes doesn't really belong in this comic and is in it for maybe 5 pages then it's immortal weapons and absorbing man and Iron fist. If this book was called fear itself:the Immortal weapons then this would be alright but, it's not it's Iron Man 2.0-War Machine. Give me War Machine.

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Yeah, it wasn't really what I was expecting either. Pretty sure Fear Itself is sucking down everything it crosses over with into a swirling vortex of turd.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Fri May 27, 2011 12:32 pm

Zero wrote:
Yeah, it wasn't really what I was expecting either. Pretty sure Fear Itself is sucking down everything it crosses over with into a swirling vortex of turd.


2 things are obvious from Fear itself, it's why Brubaker left secret avengers and Spencer is drinking the company line.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Fri May 27, 2011 12:33 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
2 things are obvious from Fear itself, it's why Brubaker left secret avengers and Spencer is drinking the company line.


Brubaker is the writer who started Fear Itself.

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Fri May 27, 2011 12:34 pm

Sorry for flaking out, I went on a kind of impromptu road trip with my mates for a few days.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Fri May 27, 2011 12:53 pm

Punchy wrote:
Brubaker is the writer who started Fear Itself.


True but that doesn't mean he wanted to be part of the full line, just the little pieces he could control the most like Cap and Bucky Cap.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Fri May 27, 2011 3:53 pm

I thought Iron Man 2.0 was pretty good, I haven't read Secret Avengers yet..
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Fri May 27, 2011 3:59 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
True but that doesn't mean he wanted to be part of the full line, just the little pieces he could control the most like Cap and Bucky Cap.


I don't think Bru is the kind of guy to pull a JMS hissy-fit about an event, especially since he was heavily involved in the planning stages of this one (IIRC originally the series was going to be written by both Fraction and Brubaker, with Fraction writing the present day scenes and Bru writing flashback sequences with Red Skull, but they later decided to do that one-shot instead).

I imagine he just wanted to leave Secret Avengers and focus on the Captain America relaunch.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Fri May 27, 2011 4:32 pm

Punchy wrote:
I don't think Bru is the kind of guy to pull a JMS hissy-fit about an event, especially since he was heavily involved in the planning stages of this one (IIRC originally the series was going to be written by both Fraction and Brubaker, with Fraction writing the present day scenes and Bru writing flashback sequences with Red Skull, but they later decided to do that one-shot instead).

I imagine he just wanted to leave Secret Avengers and focus on the Captain America relaunch.


I don't think he did either, I think it was more of a "I don't feel like writing this, just get someone else to do it."

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Postby ****** » Fri May 27, 2011 4:34 pm

Bru dropped SA because Cap was splitting into multiple books and he's got some non-comics stuff going and since (paraphrasing what he said on Word Balloon) it was the hardest book on his slate to write it made the most sense to pass it on to someone else.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Fri May 27, 2011 5:08 pm

John Snow wrote:Bru dropped SA because Cap was splitting into multiple books and he's got some non-comics stuff going and since (paraphrasing what he said on Word Balloon) it was the hardest book on his slate to write it made the most sense to pass it on to someone else.


Big talk from Bru on Cap:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... e&id=32527
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Fri May 27, 2011 9:15 pm

I tried to read the Iron Man book. But I have no interest in superhero stories right now. I just can't bring myself to read the words. The art in this book is amazing, however. I like the fight scenes at the beginning, even though it's devoid of backgrounds. Normally this technique makes the characters look as though they are floating in a colorless void. But somehow it works here and intensifies the action. I suspect it works so well because of the lush colors. They give the characters enough weight that they don't need background details to create a three-dimensional illusion. I also love the double-page spread at the end of this book. Gorgeous. The funny thing is that the interior art looks 100 times more dynamic than the cover art. Usually the opposite is the case.

There is a lot of Iron Fist in this issue and no signs of Iron Man, as far as I can tell. That seems odd to me.

STORY: Who knows? Who cares?
ART: 10
OVERALL: If you must buy this comic, buy it for the art. But save the three bucks and buy beer instead.

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