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We hate comics (Review Group) Week #281: THUNDER Agents #8

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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:09 am

I didn't bring the SoD to work with me, so you'll have to wait a bit before seeing last week's score. Please refer to the link below if you wish to look at past selections. The old list is a few posts down.

the-news-stand/hate-comics-aka-review-group-week-280-all-nighter-t66877.html
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:18 am

Will the curse of the We Hate Comics group render our third St Nick pick this month as bad as the other 2?
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:58 am

THUNDER Agents is awesome.
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guitarsmashley

Regular-Sized Poster

Postby guitarsmashley » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:48 am

in case you didn't see the other thread, I move today and wont have internet till next week like tuesday. So I will most likely not be reviewing this week.
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Starlord

Outhouse Editor

Postby Starlord » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:16 pm

THUNDER AGENTS #8

I've heard a lot of great things about this book but never bought an issue until now. I'm glad I did. LOVED LOVED LOVED the artwork and the story, for me, was very easy to get into. This is one of those obviously solid books that deserves an even bigger following then it has.

I think I found a new book to buy in trades! Thank you for this choice, it was a great one.

Story: 8
Art: 10
My Score: 9
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:21 pm

Yay! :clubbing:
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:02 pm

Okay, two things:

#1, that was GREAT!

#2, it can totally be read as a stand-alone single issue and doesn't spoil anything in the first arc itself, and nothing you wouldn't have seen coming anyway in #7 i.e. the nature of Colleen's relationship with Iron Maiden and the earlier Dynamo.

The interplay between the three stories is great, and the way the three artists portray three different points in TA history works well. Mike Grell is so perfect for the scenes in the 1980s and Nick Dragotta does the Silver Age 1960s-era absolutely right. I can see why St Nick says those Silver Age scenes took so long to write, and you can really feel the way he fretted over each word to get it just how he wanted it to feel. It's just right. It's so cool. I hope there's more of Dragotta and Spencer's Silver Age next issue too. Dan Panosian does a fine job depicting the modern-day, with only Colleen represented there actually as the Agents appear only in flashback this issue, and he makes both the redheads, mother and daughter, seem sexy and dangerous. I liked Fiona Staples' cover too, only I thought the TA logo should have been colored to be more offset from the similar-toned background behind it. That's the only real criticism I have of this issue. It was well-done all around by everyone involved, and St Nick's investment in the book and its characters strongly comes across when you read it. I never doubted for a second that picking T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #8 would deliver a top notch single-issue for the Review Group. I thought this was one of the best issues of the run so far, too!

Like the quote on the cover says, "If you haven't jumped on yet, now's the time."

And thanks to everyone who gives the book a chance this week, you are awesome!

10

*Also I recommend the earlier THUNDER Agents runs as well if you can find them or the Archive Editions at a decent price.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:22 pm

Also, you can't go wrong with Witchdoctor #1 either, it's another book this week worth checking out.

Royal Nonesuch

Staff Writer

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:02 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:Also, you can't go wrong with Witchdoctor #1 either, it's another book this week worth checking out.


Now you're just undermining Royal Reviews! Jerks!! :x
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Rockman

Rain Partier

Postby Rockman » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:05 pm

sadly I am having a rather busy week and will not be able ot pick this up. If I remember next week I'll try to catch up.
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alaska1125

dINGO

Postby alaska1125 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:48 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
Like the quote on the cover says, "If you haven't jumped on yet, now's the time."


Indeed. I'm encouraged by news that this will continue into the NuDC.

(I do have to give a shout out to Vinnie B. as he put this book up as a "try it, and if you hate it, I'll refund it" book. I was skeptical, he was right.)
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:02 pm

alaska1125 wrote:
Indeed. I'm encouraged by news that this will continue into the NuDC.

(I do have to give a shout out to Vinnie B. as he put this book up as a "try it, and if you hate it, I'll refund it" book. I was skeptical, he was right.)


Vinnie Bartilucci?
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:23 am

Royal Nonesuch wrote:
Now you're just undermining Royal Reviews! Jerks!! :x


Well Royal Reviews needs to get their shit together and post their reviews then. :P
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:24 am

Rockman wrote:sadly I am having a rather busy week and will not be able ot pick this up. If I remember next week I'll try to catch up.


ITT: AMS is lame.
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:27 am

alaska1125 wrote:
Indeed. I'm encouraged by news that this will continue into the NuDC.

(I do have to give a shout out to Vinnie B. as he put this book up as a "try it, and if you hate it, I'll refund it" book. I was skeptical, he was right.)


I even offered to send people 1-6 to get them on board and they just said no thanks. :smt011

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