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"We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighter #1

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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby GLX » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:50 pm

Nice art, but the writing ain't my thing. Since the rules are in place, the rest will just be filler. I don't care what happens to Kat or her on/ off boyfriend. They're "flawed", but they're not interesting. At least, the story's world makes sense.

5.5* out of 10*
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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby Rockman » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:23 pm

Eli Katz wrote:I don't have superpowers, so most superhero comics leave me cold.


This book isn't my demographic, sorry.

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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby Eli Katz » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:54 am

All Nighter #1 is a sharply written book that introduces us to one of the most complex protagonists in comics -- a quirky, short-haired femme fatale who's homicidal and self-possessed and yet sweet and instantly likeable.

The book focuses on Kit, an art student by day and a lookout by night for her thieving ex-boyfriend. She's an odd character in a crime book that reads more like a teenage romance comic than a pulpy noir. She isn't particularly tough and by no means does she revel in her criminality. On the contrary, she's filled with guilt for the misdeeds she commits -- especially the small lies that she tells her friends.

Yet, there is a psychopathic nonchalance to her. She explains in the opening pages, for example, that breaking up with her criminal boyfriend was nearly as difficult as killing her mother. Kit should be repellant to us as soon as she makes this disturbing comparison and equally disturbing confession. But she has enough charm and easygoing humor to make us forget that she's probably a lunatic.

All Nighter also introduces a strong supporting cast, and promises to develop intriguing tension between Kit's friends, family, and roommates. Each of these characters -- from Kit's best friend to her brother -- are made instantly recognizable and three-dimensional. Writer-artist David Hahn is an efficient storyteller, managing to provide a clear sense of each supporting character in just a few panels.

The black-and-white art in All Nighter is straightforward, yet gorgeously detailed. Because it is a character-driven book, the character designs need to be lively and the illustrations exceedingly consistent. And Hahn accomplishes both. This is a book with a strong, unique look.

All Nighter #1 is an excellent read. This series promises to be one of the best, most original comics of 2011.

STORY: 9
ART: 9.5
OVERALL: 9.25
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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby Rockman » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:59 am

ten bucks says she "killed" her mother in the same way that Spider-man killed uncle Ben. In an unreasonable indirect way.

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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby Eli Katz » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:39 am

AMS wrote:ten bucks says she "killed" her mother in the same way that Spider-man killed uncle Ben. In an unreasonable indirect way.

You think? I guess that's possible. But she certainly lacks Peter Parker's sense of morality.

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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:00 pm

One of these books will be the pick next week:

Goon #34
THUNDER Agents Vol 3 #8
Witch Doctor #1

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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:05 pm

I'd recommend Witch Doctor, but I'd probably open my mouth to the writer about checking out the thread which will lead to him never speaking to me agains when the book gets a failing grade like the last fifteen picks.
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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:08 pm

BlueStreak wrote:I'd recommend Witch Doctor, but I'd probably open my mouth to the writer about checking out the thread which will lead to him never speaking to me agains when the book gets a failing grade like the last fifteen picks.


I liked Witch Doctor #0, but the "my sucky LCS doesn't order anything except men-in-tights and I could never figure out how else to get it"s would probably pile up like Canadian mail.

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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:13 pm

The writer's name escapes me at the moment though..

It reminded me a little of Edginton's Wildstorm book The Establishment.

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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:15 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:The writer's name escapes me at the moment though..

It reminded me a little of Edginton's Wildstorm book The Establishment.


Brandon Siefert, student and TA to The Great One.
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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:21 pm

BlueStreak wrote:
Brandon Siefert, student and TA to The Great One.


So that's a con, what's a pro for him then?

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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:22 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
So that's a con, what's a pro for him then?


He seems to have written a pretty cool book. :smt102
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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:22 pm

BlueStreak wrote:
He seems to have written a pretty cool book. :smt102


Well that goes without saying though, he's on my short list. :wink:

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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby Daringd » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:28 pm

Gonna pass this week

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Re: "We Hate Comics" (AKA Review Group) Week 280: All Nighte

Postby Victorian Squid » Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:31 pm

Well darn I guess this week's thread is gonna be 4 words shorter then. :-(

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