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Review Group Week #278: Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1

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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:14 am

Punchy wrote:
Punchy-esque praise? I'm not the one who gave SHIELD 9/10!


It's one of my favourite comics, of course I gave it a 9. You've only started giving out marks below a six thanks to peer pressure!
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:16 am

Zero wrote:
It's one of my favourite comics, of course I gave it a 9. You've only started giving out marks below a six thanks to peer pressure!


Nick Spencer is one of my favourite writers, I still gave Secret Avengers #13 a bad review. Just because something is a favourite doesn't mean it can't be bad once in a while.

I give the grades I believe in, I'm just generally more positive than most of you.
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:28 am

Am I allowed back in the RG? I did review the last two books.
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Starlord

Outhouse Editor

Postby Starlord » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:42 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Am I allowed back in the RG? I did review the last two books.



silly man, you have always been one of us.

of course you have to go through the Starlord Initiation Night again. :twisted:

Royal Nonesuch

Staff Writer

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:45 pm

I'm not going to be participating this week because...well, do I really have to explain why?
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:45 pm

Eli Katz wrote:Am I allowed back in the RG? I did review the last two books.


Yes. I'll send myself an email to put you back on the list.

My bad.
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Starlord

Outhouse Editor

Postby Starlord » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:46 pm

Royal Nonesuch wrote:I'm not going to be participating this week because...well, do I really have to explain why?



YES! BY GOD YOU DO MAN! NOW!!!!

Royal Nonesuch

Staff Writer

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:49 pm

Starlord wrote:

YES! BY GOD YOU DO MAN! NOW!!!!


You'll never get anything past these lips!

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Starlord

Outhouse Editor

Postby Starlord » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:58 pm

Royal Nonesuch wrote:
You'll never get anything past these lips!

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that my older cousin named Roy hasn't already done.



fixed.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:01 pm

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1

So, despite the lame mini bringing him back, I ended up liking Barry Allen and was sad when I was told that his book was ending. Second time they've made me care about Flash and then pulled the rug out from under me. But surprise, surprise, Flashpoint, the big summer epic from DC is all Flash centric and abit of a mind/time fuck. I love that kind of stuff and am even hella excited for massive linewide reboot in September (assuming Flashpoint was done when they gave this information out, cause Kubert ain't exactly Mr. Timely).

Then there are the mini-series, an onslaught of alternate versions of characters, given the time screwiness of the main series. Honestly, it all stinks of House of M (except thus far not as boring). While some have been awesome, Citizen Cold, Frankenstein; some have been pretty craptacular... I couldn't even finish World of Flashpoint, that was some yawn inducing shit.

This brings us to this pick... well I already said there were two awesome ones released this week, however, Mammon the Fool Breaker (who I am unsure who is) picked Aquaman for some fucked up reason. First of all, Aquaman is lame. Second off, Aquaman is lame. Thirdly, evil Aquaman is even more lame.

There are some neat plot points here like when his wife (whose name escapes me) explains why the citizens of Atlantis are so pissed off. However, the story format, while similar to others in this line, is near incomprehensible, mostly because I am unsure who everyone is and as usual with a book like this (read Fan Fodder)... I am given no reason to care. Obviously there was some kind of double cross, YAWN!!!

To make matters worse, the big teaser for next issue is "THE SECRET ORIGIN OF EMPEROR AQUAMAN"? For reals? WHO THE FUCK CARES? God dammit DC, here you are in the middle of one of the most exciting experiments in the big two in ages and you return to you must unliked well... fuck off, assholes.

The art is servicable. To be honest, I don't recall liking it or disliking it, so it must be average.

Overall

Story 0
Art 3

Total 3.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:04 pm

That was literally the greatest comic I've ever read. It may even surpass Top 10 as my favorite comic of all time. The art of course is masterful but obviously that was expected since Tony Bedard couldn't write a convoluted/trite/ script if he even tried. I look back at some of the books we've "liked" over the years and this book easily surpasses stories like 4 eyes, nextwave and of course Blackest Night. This is just a masterful comic in a truly unique story that will be remembered how it changed the industry and the way we read and enjoy comics.

10

my real score is 4. Pretty much read that review and do the opposite
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:07 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:That was literally the greatest comic I've ever read. It may even surpass Top 10 as my favorite comic of all time. The art of course is masterful but obviously that was expected since Tony Bedard couldn't write a convoluted/trite/ script if he even tried. I look back at some of the books we've "liked" over the years and this book easily surpasses stories like 4 eyes, nextwave and of course Blackest Night. This is just a masterful comic in a truly unique story that will be remembered how it changed the industry and the way we read and enjoy comics.

10

What the fuck?

Royal Nonesuch

Staff Writer

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:09 pm

Thus endeth the Review Group.
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guitarsmashley

Regular-Sized Poster

Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:11 pm

thefourthman wrote:What the fuck?


What? This book will be the book we point to in 40 years as the book that changed everything.

The Juan Percenter

Rain Partier

Postby The Juan Percenter » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:13 pm

I was thinking of picking this up but will now pass. Thanks for saving me $2.99 everyone!

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