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

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

Postby Comic_Doctor » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:18 am

To start, I've never read a THUNDER Agents book before, but I have always wanted to try it out.

The writing was quite solid - good enough to have me interested without any knowledge of any THUNDER Agents history. There was obviously plot-points that fans would know, but it wasn't distracting for me.

The art could have been better, but the styles fit the different eras nicely. The storytelling was nice - very smooth to read.

My favorite part was the how the backup story tied directly into the main story. It was like giving us a flashback without being cheesey :)

SCORE: 8.0

I'm looking forward to getting this series in TPB when it's available.

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

Postby GLX » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:40 am

BlueStreak wrote:
If you're name's in red, review something from the last month.


I'm fucked.
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Re: We hate comics (Review Group) Week #281: THUNDER Agents

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:43 am

It is an interesting issue, despite the fact that the current Agents aren't even shown (except in the past for NoMan of course). Colleen is a new character we've been learning more about since issue #1, with this and last issue really exploring her back-story. Ideally, last issue and this issue would be read together but luckily this issue alone told a good story and the use of the different artists to really convey the comic book past was super-cool.

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

Postby Eli Katz » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:52 am

I have mixed feelings about THUNDER AGENTS #8. I enjoyed much of the book. It was a fun, fast-paced read that drew me in with its espionage elements. I can't say at any point I was terribly bored by the book. But the opening scene, in which the overconfident informant is shot after giving up the goods, made me groan. I've seen this type of exchange and backstab one too many times in bad James Bond movies. But I did appreciate the double structure of the book, with the flashbacks from the 1980s tying into the main story. It made what was a rather conventional story into something more complex and layered.

Dan Panosian art is fine, but at times a little cartoonish looking for the style of this book. The women look like elongated strippers, with their legs stretching in ways that only insects could realistically manage. The story would perhaps have more power if the art had a more serious look to it. I could imagine Epting or Deodato working on this book and taking it to an entirely different level. Thank God for Mike Grell.

Overall, I can see why people are fans of this book. There’s potential here. But this issue didn’t hook me in.

STORY: 7
ART: 6
OVERALL: 6.5

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

Postby BlueStreak » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:01 pm

GLX wrote:
I'm fucked.


All-Nighter (last week's pick) was a free comic.
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Re: We hate comics (Review Group) Week #281: THUNDER Agents

Postby GLX » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:05 pm

BlueStreak wrote:
All-Nighter (last week's pick) was a free comic.


And I reviewed that.

(I edited it because of the retroactive rule).
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Re: We hate comics (Review Group) Week #281: THUNDER Agents

Postby BlueStreak » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:09 pm

Victorian Squid (this week)
Stephen Day
Jude Terror
GLX
Punchy
BlueStreak
guitarsmashley
starlord
John Snow
Sweet James Jones
thewhinyman
Daringd
Amoebas
SilverPhoenix

Eli Katz
Twig
AMS
Mammon, Fool Breaker
Comic_Doctor
Zero
Kerny
Royal Nonesuch


Here's the Updated List (I forgot about All-Nighter).
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Re: We hate comics (Review Group) Week #281: THUNDER Agents

Postby Victorian Squid » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:06 pm

BlueStreak wrote:Victorian Squid (this week)
Stephen Day
Jude Terror
GLX
Punchy
BlueStreak
guitarsmashley
starlord
John Snow
Sweet James Jones
thewhinyman
Daringd
Amoebas
SilverPhoenix

Eli Katz
Twig
AMS
Mammon, Fool Breaker
Comic_Doctor
Zero
Kerny
Royal Nonesuch
Here's the updated list as of today. If you're name's in red, review something from the last month. If your name is in bold, do it by Tuesday or you're out.

Also, new rule: If you want your score to count, actually write a paragraph about the comic in question. A paragraph in the RG can be described as four sentences containing a subject, verb and object. Looking through the last couple of months, we've had far too many "I liked this book. I give it a 7". It's one thing if you're in a hurry that week and want to get your score in, it's another to do it to count as an actual rule. I'm guilty of this too, but it needs to stop.

If you are having actual difficulties getting the LCS, please send me a PM with your address and I will shoot you a copy of my book. I live a half-mile away from a well-stocked LCS who believes its a fireable offense to run out of books, especially on Wednesdays.

Did I miss anything, Squid or John? The tyranncy is officially started.

Edited because I forgot a week.


Bloody but ultimately necessary!

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

Postby BlueStreak » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:20 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
Bloody but ultimately necessary!


Yeah. I apologize to the group for being a shitty tyrant and letting things get to this. I want to start doing front page articles again too once we get out of this negative rut we've been in (which looks to be this week).
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Re: We hate comics (Review Group) Week #281: THUNDER Agents

Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:52 pm

BlueStreak wrote:
Yeah. I apologize to the group for being a shitty tyrant and letting things get to this. I want to start doing front page articles again too once we get out of this negative rut we've been in (which looks to be this week).


Mediocre comics are stil crap.
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Re: We hate comics (Review Group) Week #281: THUNDER Agents

Postby thefourthman » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:49 pm

BlueStreak wrote:Victorian Squid (this week)
Stephen Day
Jude Terror
GLX
Punchy
BlueStreak
guitarsmashley
starlord
John Snow
Sweet James Jones
thewhinyman
Daringd
Amoebas
SilverPhoenix

Eli Katz
Twig
AMS
Mammon, Fool Breaker
Comic_Doctor
Zero
Kerny
Royal Nonesuch
Here's the updated list as of today. If you're name's in red, review something from the last month. If your name is in bold, do it by Tuesday or you're out.

Also, new rule: If you want your score to count, actually write a paragraph about the comic in question. A paragraph in the RG can be described as four sentences containing a subject, verb and object. Looking through the last couple of months, we've had far too many "I liked this book. I give it a 7". It's one thing if you're in a hurry that week and want to get your score in, it's another to do it to count as an actual rule. I'm guilty of this too, but it needs to stop.

If you are having actual difficulties getting the LCS, please send me a PM with your address and I will shoot you a copy of my book. I live a half-mile away from a well-stocked LCS who believes its a fireable offense to run out of books, especially on Wednesdays.

Did I miss anything, Squid or John? The tyranncy is officially started.

Edited because I forgot a week.

confused. wasn't Emperor Aquaman from last month?

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

Postby guitarsmashley » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:50 pm

thefourthman wrote:confused. wasn't Emperor Aquaman from last month?


2 weeks ago?
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Re: We hate comics (Review Group) Week #281: THUNDER Agents

Postby thefourthman » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:50 pm

also what is this week's book?

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

Postby thefourthman » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:51 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:
2 weeks ago?

3 weeks or I guess four now, but I reviewed it and I am in red.

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

Postby BlueStreak » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:54 pm

thefourthman wrote:3 weeks or I guess four now, but I reviewed it and I am in red.


Preemptive redding. (I'll double-check and make sure I caught your review)

Review the free comic from last week.

And Jonah Hex is the pick for next week.
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