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Review Group Week #294 - Aquaman #1

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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:54 pm

Punchy wrote:
Ultimate Spider-Man has uncle issues!


No, there were plenty of daddy issues during the clone saga.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:11 pm

Also, there's a difference between Bendis writing characters like Daredevil and Spider-Man who have always had father issues as part of their origins, than Johns going in and retconning in dead mothers or making Hal Jordan's dad a major focus when he never was before.
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:17 pm

Punchy wrote:Also, there's a difference between Bendis writing characters like Daredevil and Spider-Man who have always had father issues as part of their origins, than Johns going in and retconning in dead mothers or making Hal Jordan's dad a major focus when he never was before.

look, i probaby have a bigger problem with the whole Barry's parents thing than you do, Punch. but Hal's dad stuff has been there since before Johns, and doing it 3 times (if you even count Aquaman...it wasn't an "issue" as much as fond remembrances) out of however many books he's written is nowhere near the "thing" you're making it out to be. he didn't do it with Wally, or Hawkman, or really Courtney, etc etc.

you're just showing your anti-Johns bias.
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Mammon, Fool Breaker

Peanut

Postby Mammon, Fool Breaker » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:18 pm

Kerny wrote:
:lol:

Ok, it showed me he can fly around on water tunnel things. Why can he do this? How can he do this? None of this is addressed. Had to make room for more fish jokes I guess.

Man-Fish that eat people is and appear on 4 pages is not telling me anything about Aquaman.

Sorry, I did not like your favorite character's re-debut or whatever dude


Apology accepted. and his abilities are like any hero and their powers. He just has them because. Just because.

Why can Aquaman "talk" to fish? What about the Human Torch, Gods rest his soul, lets him turn into flame without buring up? The same goes for all Mutants and Heroes, DC and Marvel alike.

It dosn't have to be explained, just accept it for what it is.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:41 pm

Also, Kerny, Mammon, where's your Aquaman reviews for 52apolooza? Should I just use the ones in here?
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Kerny

Review Grouper

Postby Kerny » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:42 pm

I didn't see daddy issues here.

Hell, I might have preferred that to what we got. At least that shows some depth
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Kerny

Review Grouper

Postby Kerny » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:46 pm

BlueStreak wrote:Also, Kerny, Mammon, where's your Aquaman reviews for 52apolooza? Should I just use the ones in here?


You can if you want

I've been meaning to ask you about that. I recall sending a Pm about doing some for the 52apolooza, but I never got a reply back and figured all the spots were filled, so if I'm one of the ones not doing it in yoni's thread, then that's why
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:50 pm

Kerny wrote:
You can if you want

I've been meaning to ask you about that. I recall sending a Pm about doing some for the 52apolooza, but I never got a reply back and figured all the spots were filled, so if I'm one of the ones not doing it in yoni's thread, then that's why


I'm sorry. I thought I contacted you back saying that I had got it.

Anyways, I'll PM you a list of what reviews I had given you. No worries. The deadline's not for another two weeks.
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:50 pm

Mammon, Fool Breaker wrote:What about the Human Torch, Gods rest his soul, lets him turn into flame without buring up?


He was bombarded by cosmic rays, which altered his genetic makeup.
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superfictious

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Postby superfictious » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:58 pm

Solid first issue. Aquaman's a character that's always been unfairly criticized and mocked, mainly due to the godawful Superfriends cartoon that most morons can't let go of. Johns has set out to correct this and he's off to a good start. While not removing Aquaman's royal roots, Johns' puts it on the backburner and focuses on establishing a more "ground" level hero. Aquaman is a guy who just wants to be human in this new DC and let his kingdom figure things out for itself. It's not exactly a worthy goal considering it flies against his father's noble lessons of upholding responsibility, but Aquaman's always been flawed in this respect. Just like many of the DCnU books, this is a subtle "return to basics" of a property that's been far removed from such. The art's solid and I like the potential horror element being set up with the impending bad guys (guess fish brains aren't so underdeveloped after all)

Story: 7/10
Art: 8/10
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Mammon, Fool Breaker

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Postby Mammon, Fool Breaker » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:59 pm

BlueStreak wrote:Also, Kerny, Mammon, where's your Aquaman reviews for 52apolooza? Should I just use the ones in here?


No I am writing them still.
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Mammon, Fool Breaker

Peanut

Postby Mammon, Fool Breaker » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:02 pm

Holland Oats wrote:
He was bombarded by cosmic rays, which altered his genetic makeup.


Fact... Altered genes don't change that fire is a chemical reaction and would still burn his flesh as a fuel source.

Nice try buddy. Comics disregard most Physics when explaining super powers.
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Starlord

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Postby Starlord » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:39 pm

False Prophet wrote:Solid first issue. Aquaman's a character that's always been unfairly criticized and mocked, mainly due to the godawful Superfriends cartoon that most morons can't let go of. Johns has set out to correct this and he's off to a good start. While not removing Aquaman's royal roots, Johns' puts it on the backburner and focuses on establishing a more "ground" level hero. Aquaman is a guy who just wants to be human in this new DC and let his kingdom figure things out for itself. It's not exactly a worthy goal considering it flies against his father's noble lessons of upholding responsibility, but Aquaman's always been flawed in this respect. Just like many of the DCnU books, this is a subtle "return to basics" of a property that's been far removed from such. The art's solid and I like the potential horror element being set up with the impending bad guys (guess fish brains aren't so underdeveloped after all)

Story: 7/10
Art: 8/10


Well done! Very nice review.

******

Postby ****** » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:10 am

Aquaman #1

Ha ha. Aquaman is lame.

/Johns'd

I dunno, the tone here just didn't work for me. Aquaman is kind of a cool character in his uncoolness, but making it the focus takes the fun out of it.

Story: 4
Art: 7.5
Overall: 5.75
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:44 am

Overall score is 5.87

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