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

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

Postby Punchy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:12 am

Zero wrote:
I gosh darn loved those Shunka issues. Also the old couple's story from around that time too.


Yeah, they were fantastic. Shunka turned from someone minor, into Omar Little or something.

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

Postby ****** » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:05 am

Zero wrote:
I gosh darn loved those Shunka issues. Also the old couple's story from around that time too.


Best single issue comic of the decade, IMO.

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

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:12 am

Punchy wrote:
Is it fair to compare a book on only 15 issues to one with nearly 50? A lot of the characters in Scalped remained pretty undeveloped for a long time, like Shunka for example, until his 2-issue arc, he seemed like a generic heavy, but then we found out thathe's gay and explore all the issues surrounding that, and suddenly he's a whole new character. It's the same with Nitz, and Catcher. I'm not saying AV will definitely become as nuanced and deep as Scalped, because very few comics are, but it may do so in time, or at least become deeper than it is.

In Casino Boogie, the second arc, Aaron was already focusing on minor characters. A significant part of that arc focused on Dino Poor Bear. The first 10 issues of Scalped had tremendous character development and set the tone for the rest of the series.

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

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:13 am

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Best single issue comic of the decade, IMO.

It was excellent. So was the standalone issue on Nitz.

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

Postby Punchy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:17 am

Eli Katz wrote:In Casino Boogie, the second arc, Aaron was already focusing on minor characters. A significant part of that arc focused on Dino Poor Bear. The first 10 issues of Scalped had tremendous character development and set the tone for the rest of the series.


Dino is a pretty major character in my eyes, and one of my favourites.

Anyway, Scalped is one of the best comics ever, almost all comics pale in comparison when held up to it, it's not fair on American Vampire!

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

Postby Comic_Doctor » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:37 am

I don't know if I'm too late, but I read Emperor Aquaman #1 last night.

I really enjoyed it, and that's a lot coming from an old-school "Marvel Zombie".

Art was very solid, and so was the writing. So far I'm liking this Flashpoint world, and this issue helped expand it more.

Score: 8/10

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

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:40 am

Comic_Doctor wrote:I don't know if I'm too late, but I read Emperor Aquaman #1 last night.

I really enjoyed it, and that's a lot coming from an old-school "Marvel Zombie".

Art was very solid, and so was the writing. So far I'm liking this Flashpoint world, and this issue helped expand it more.

Score: 8/10


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

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:28 am

I read this Emperor Aquaman book...Granted I haven't read or even paid attention to the events of Flashpoint so far, so I may be missing something regarding the motivations of the characters in this issue but I couldn't fathom why anyone was doing what they were doing in it. I couldn't make myself care to try too hard either, as Flashpoint seems like a throwaway bunch of nonsense to get The Flash to remake the DCU on Earth Prime or whatever and Sept's new books.

The art was mediocre and didn't do an adequate job of portraying the wide scope of the dire events. This reminded me of another dud by the competition, Ultimatum, which also was merely a lynchpin to shake things up over there in that fictional universe but at least the artist on those books did a better job of depicting large-scale and devastating events.

Flashpoint Emperor Aquaman should make DC fans more eager for September's re-whatever-it-is, because at least Flashpoint will be over then.


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

Postby Amoebas » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:54 am

This book was a lot better than I thought it would be. I wasn't going to get this but now I'm intrigued enough to want to see what comes next.

Vulko - Wow. He's like Desaad in his evilness. Did not see that coming.

Story was easy to follow despite it not being linear and the art was quite nice. I'm actually a bit upset that this 'world' only exists for a few months now.

I give it a solid 8

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

Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:59 am

Punchy wrote:Presumably Professor Zoom did something in the past to make Aquaman an asshole.


Punchy wrote:Yes, but it was Professor Zoom who did something which made Wonder Woman an asshole.


All we know so far is that Zoom did something to change history. Isn't the assuption that all these characters were changed as a result of the altered timeline ? Has it been said somewhere that Zoom went back and changed something in every character's life ? :smt017
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Re: Review Group Week #278: Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1

Postby thefourthman » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:37 am

IvCNuB4 wrote:


All we know so far is that Zoom did something to change history. Isn't the assuption that all these characters were changed as a result of the altered timeline ? Has it been said somewhere that Zoom went back and changed something in every character's life ? :smt017

He is babbling incoherently as usual. I mean this is a guy who says incredibly stupid shit like "Various and sundry."

Anyhow, for more info on this, read this week's Wonder Woman and the Furies #1. Also, how odd was that Deadman book?

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

Postby ****** » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:06 am

Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1

I haven't read any of Flashpoint, heck I haven't even read any Flashpoint threads. I was vaguely aware that it was an alternate universe type of story, but honestly I just didn't care. Emperor Aquaman did nothing to change that. So what if Arthur is an angry, vengeful dude? He's still the same boring dead fish he's always been, a flat-top and a scar across his face doesn't change that. Maybe half of Europe sinking means something if you're invested in the Flashpoint universe, but if you're not there's nothing of value here other than the 18 garishly amusing Green Lantern adds.

The art was the same as you would see in any 2nd/3rd/4th tier DC title over the past 5-10 years. DC must have it's own Kamino out there somewhere to be able to come up with so many artists that draw virtually the same.

Story: 1
Art: 6
Overall: 3.5

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

Postby Stephen Day » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:26 pm

By the end of this issue, I really felt for Geo-Force. He tried to do the right thing for his people only to have his efforts turned against him. his tear at the end of this issue made me really want to see Aquaman get what's coming to him.

I'll give it an 8 out of ten.
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