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

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Postby ****** » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:07 pm

Zero wrote:I trade wait on Criminal and Hellboy and this was awesome, so the pick was fine by me. Next week however is going to be fucking awful.


I'm looking forward to next week. Maybe Namor Jr. will lose a foot.
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:12 pm

John Snow wrote:
I'm looking forward to next week. Maybe Namor Jr. will lose a foot.


It's an Elseworlds so by the end of it he might just be a talking hand. That might actually be worth reading.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:13 pm

That"s crazy, Criminal consistently has some of the best back-matter in comics, SHIELD is the phallocentric tale of a bunch of old dudes polishing each other's helmets.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:23 pm

Oh yeah, I'd also like to take the opportunity to offend his fans further by saying I don't think Hickman can write female characters well or is afraid to write them at all. Even his Sue Storm has been very masculine, like most of the characters in SHIELD.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:37 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:That"s crazy, Criminal consistently has some of the best back-matter in comics, SHIELD is the phallocentric tale of a bunch of old dudes polishing each other's helmets.


It has some of the best comics, let alone the best back-matter.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:01 pm

Punchy wrote:
It has some of the best comics, let alone the best back-matter.


Yep, but the back-matter is stuff (I think) you don't get by trade-waiting.
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Chris

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Postby Chris » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:23 pm

It's unfortunate the backmatter doesn't get collected, but I can understand why.

However, Criminal (as most things) reads better in trade. I hope Brubaker puts out a Criminal Companion or something, with all the backmatter in it at some point.

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Postby ****** » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:55 pm

He's talked about doing a companion book with just the backmatter, he's just not sure of how to do it and compensate the various people who have written the articles.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:58 pm

Yep.

The latest Criminal read perfectly as single issue though. The techniques they're using this time are fit for it more than ever.
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Rockman

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Postby Rockman » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:09 pm

I would have picked Criminal but my LCS never orders enough for walk ins. I'd have to open a pull list to get that book monthly.
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Rockman

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Postby Rockman » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:10 pm

I'm here sometimes wrote:
Leonardo Da Vinci vs. Isaac Newton for the control and future of SHIELD.

Newton is convinced that SHIELD is just a caretaker for the world, and that the world will end in 2060, and it's our fate to die. He wants to make that happen.

Da Vinci doesn't believe in fate, and offers eternity.

I don't know what is confusing here, honestly. A history of SHIELD, and a battle for it's future.



Leonid, from SHIELD #6.. basically tells you right there what it's about.


I didn't grasp this until this issue we just got.

Even so though I think issue 6 is a bit late for a limited series.

And I generally really enjoy Hickman's work.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:11 pm

That's pretty pathetic, for the LCS not you. You should punch someone in the nuts for it probably.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:13 pm

A battle for what shape 1970s helmet fashion will take is more like it.
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Chris

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Postby Chris » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:13 pm

AMS wrote:
I didn't grasp this until this issue we just got.

Even so though I think issue 6 is a bit late for a limited series.

And I generally really enjoy Hickman's work.


Issue 6 was just where I got that quote from. Like, the issue after Da Vinci is revealed where he meets Isaac Newton for the first time.. I want to say #2 or #3, is where basically all that information is given, just not in one big quote. But there's even a big confrontation between the two.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:15 pm

Leonardo cannot really fit all his long flowing Renaissance hair into the average helmet, you see, without a bad case of helmet-head at the very least.

Thus, fighting!

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