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Review Group Week #290: Uncanny X-Force #14

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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:16 am

BlueStreak wrote:
I'm busy!


It's the weekend! Don't be busy!
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:50 am

Mike Mercury wrote:Honestly, it's a rough read if you've not followed the book--it'd be better for people who want to read Uncanny X-Force in its entirety to not read this issue out of sequence.


I read enough to know I have no interest in reading any more. If this is Marvel's best book, then someone fucked up badly.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:51 am

Yeah, we all got that, I think.
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:55 am

It's one of Marvel's best books, and it is good, what didn't you like about it?
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:02 pm

Punchy wrote:It's one of Marvel's best books, and it is good, what didn't you like about it?


Uncanny X-Force #14

Artwork looked like neon mud, characters were bland as sin, plot was a hot wet mess. This comic doesn't even manage to be forgettably bland like a lot of the dross Marvel and DC put out. I still get Vietnam style flashbacks to the tortuous first trade and this issue made me thankful to a god that doesn't exist that I didn't check out any of the intervening issues. Fantomex was a great idea that really didn't need to be dredged up now that his Weapon X connective tissue is gone. In the confines of a straight up action story like this (and indeed the one he debuted in) he comes across as an unnecessary and thrown together collection of weird ideas with nothing to sustain them, like spagetti on a tissue paper clothes horse. Deadpool isn't an irritating jackass here which I suppose should be a good thing but since that means he's being written horribly out of character I suppose it's just another reason not to waste any more

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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:07 pm

Neon mud? That makes no sense, when art is muddy it normally means it's dark, but now it's neon? So it's too bright? I don't get it.

And Fantomex is awesome, shut up!
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Zero

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Postby Zero » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:15 pm

Punchy wrote:Neon mud? That makes no sense, when art is muddy it normally means it's dark, but now it's neon? So it's too bright? I don't get it.

And Fantomex is awesome, shut up!


I didn't say it looked muddy, I said it looked like if mud (dirt + water) was neon coloured. The colouring is even worse than Dean White's normal mess.

Fantomex is indeed a good character, but Remender isn't a good enough writer to make that come across. Like how Batman is great but Batman under Tony Daniel is just shite.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:28 pm

Is there really a Hamworthy Sports & Leisure Center, or is it just in that song?
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GLX

Outhouse Editor

Postby GLX » Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:03 pm

Zero wrote:
I read the first trade and I couldn't stand it


:smt011 :smt011 :smt011
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:50 pm

White's coloring is more hit than miss to me, occasionally overdoing it with similar tones but really knocking it out of the park in some panels, like the underground antarctic river's cold, eerie glow. I thought the explosion of energy at the end could've been more dynamically lit. Some of the panels showing interior scenes could have a more consistent source of light, but overall I like his X-Force work.
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GLX

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Postby GLX » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:26 pm

Ace with a capital A. Rick Remender does a solid job of differentiating between how Archangel and Apocalypse like to roll. The villains are cool and really make them seem like a menace. After some inconsistent art for the past two issues, Jerome Opena and Dean White show up to play with some appropriate visuals. As a team, X-Force is fighting an uphill battle; as a comic, X-Force is still a winner.

8.1* out of 10*
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avengingtitan

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Postby avengingtitan » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:32 pm

Punchy wrote:
It's the weekend! Don't be busy!

Its a holiday weekend.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:09 pm

Punchy wrote:It is Marvel's best books, and it is good, what didn't you like about it?


corrected for accuracy.

******

Postby ****** » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:10 pm

Marvel's best book my hairy white ass. Fucking retards.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:13 am

John Snow wrote:Marvel's best book my hairy white ass. Fucking retards.


You're taking this "act like Jude terror" think way too far.

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