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Review Group Week #277: S.H.I.E.LD. #1

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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:41 am

BlueStreak wrote:I'm shocked that thirteen posts in, no one has found the various typos that riddle my OPs. This is stunning.


I'm shocked you think I read them. :wink:

******

Postby ****** » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:42 am

BlueStreak wrote:I'm shocked that thirteen posts in, no one has found the various typos that riddle my OPs. This is stunning.


At first I was a bit bummed that AMS was picking again next week, but when I realized AquaFan69 was actually next in line and I was okay with it.

3MJ

Postby 3MJ » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:44 am

Zero wrote:
Not being a DC guy isn't the same as being a Marvel guy.


Not liking current DC books makes you intelligent :wink:
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:44 am

John Snow wrote:
At first I was a bit bummed that AMS was picking again next week, but when I realized AquaFan69 was actually in next in line and I was okay with it.


There it is.

And I believe Mammon's proper title is Explorer of Aquaman's Fuzzy Bottom.
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Starlord

Outhouse Editor

Postby Starlord » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:47 am

Always Right wrote:
Not liking current DC books makes you intelligent :wink:



And liking Marvel books gives you cooties. :roll:
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:50 am

I would like to swap weeks with Hawk, because my week is fucking terrible.
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guitarsmashley

Regular-Sized Poster

Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:07 am

this book is going to suck.
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:12 am

guitarsmashley wrote:this book is going to suck.

Yup.

Royal Nonesuch

Staff Writer

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:17 am

Oh yeah, Review Group.

How have I not been kicked out yet?


Please don't kick me out.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:22 am

Royal Nonesuch wrote:Oh yeah, Review Group.

How have I not been kicked out yet?


Please don't kick me out.


The SoD Rapture will happen. Soon.
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guitarsmashley

Regular-Sized Poster

Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:44 am

BlueStreak wrote:
The SoD Rapture will happen. Soon.


Promises, promises.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:57 pm

Wow, so it looks like SHIELD might start to actually make sense soon.
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:34 pm

S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

My hope for the volume 2 of this series is that it starts to make just a little bit of sense. I recall when the first volume started people initially hailed it as "a thinking man's comic" because it had some philosophical talk in it. While I don't go into that stuff myself I have to admit that the ideas presented within the book have been interesting and this issue in particular offers a neat look into the concept of deja vu which fits in fairly nicely with the physics of the Marvel Universe.

The one thing people praised the book on though is also the main thing holding it back. What is the central conflict of this book? What is the plot or purpose? All of these answers are hidden in the endless philosophical babble hickman throws at us, which often feels like reading a university freshman's take on Descartes. From what I gathered from this issue alone there are two rival factions of geniuses one lead by DaVinci and the other lead by Isaac Newton. Our protagonist is stuck in the middle for some reason and doesn't want to take sides. That is pretty much all I got as far as plot goes, no other motivations are clear through out the course of the story.

This issue itself does a better job of presenting its ideas in a clear manner, and setting some sort of story into motion. This may be too little too late however for fans who gave up after issues of convolusions and nothing really happening. Still the comic fails because we really don't know many of the characters or really care about them at this point. In that regards the book falls flat.

Is this the best issue of SHIELD so far? Probably in all honesty, is it enough to make the series something coherent? Not yet I'm afraid.

Story 5
Art 9

Overall 6
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Mammon, Fool Breaker

Peanut

Postby Mammon, Fool Breaker » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:08 pm

BEHOLD! FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 8th I CHOOSE...

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1

That's right, in a major twist I went with a DC book featuring Aquaman.

If you don't review it, I will be upset, because it's also my birthday. I'm probibly going to like this issue, I hope you do also!

I know there will be a lot of complaining about my pick.

Here is my answer to that... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BxfpbyV-uc
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:24 pm

I don't get the confusion about SHIELD many of you seem to have.. what doesn't make sense? What isn't coherent? I read the first volume in trade, and it was fine. I loved it. I can't wait to read this one when the trade comes out, either.

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