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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:04 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:Stephen Day's comic store is not going to have that.


Sadly, probably not. :-(
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:15 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
Sadly, probably not. :-(


Are you sure it's really a comic shop? If there are a lot of shoes in it, perhaps you've been going to a cobbler.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:11 pm

Zero wrote:
Are you sure it's really a comic shop? If there are a lot of shoes in it, perhaps you've been going to a cobbler.


:lol:
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:22 pm

But hey, I've been able to review three out of the last four weeks at least. :)
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:26 pm

Sorry Stephen.

I was gonna pick Ultimate Spider-Man #7, but I figure that book has been picked a lot.. it's more interesting to pick something most people aren't reading.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:29 pm

Holland Oats wrote:Sorry Stephen.

I was gonna pick Ultimate Spider-Man #7, but I figure that book has been picked a lot.. it's more interesting to pick something most people aren't reading.


No worries, pick what you want to. :)

It doesn't really bother me that I can't review every week. The jokes about my LCS are just that to me -- jokes.
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:08 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
No worries, pick what you want to. :)

It doesn't really bother me that I can't review every week. The jokes about my LCS are just that to me -- jokes.

I call bullshit. I bet you cry at night and cut yourself every time you read a joke against your LCS.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:15 pm

and you know stephen, there are other ways to get the weekly books.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:05 pm

Eli Katz wrote:I call bullshit. I bet you cry at night and cut yourself every time you read a joke against your LCS.


Why must you be so mean? :smt088
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S.F. Jude Terror

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:07 pm

Review

This was another solid issue in what has been a well done, old school comic book. I love that not every storyline in this book needs to be part of a major world shattering event, leading up to a major world shattering event, or dealing with the fallout of a major world shattering event. Instead, we get superhero adventures in short installments while at the same time advancing some slower burning plots.

While this issue introduced a new main adventure in the Mole Man mystery, it also advanced plots from two previous stories, the stolen data and the Black Cat romance. And for storylines that we didn't get to touch on, like the possible romance with the assistant DA (I think that's what she is, not gonna bother to go look to make sure), Waid throws in a helpful reminder. This is the kind of accessibility that comics need if they want to be able to pick up readers on a longterm basis, instead of starting out with big sales for a number one issue and then dropping as old readers fall off and new ones are unable to jump onto inaccessible decompressed stories.

The art is very good as usual. It's not flashy and so isn't gonna get the attention that some artists get, but it is very competent use of the comics medium which is a lost art in the day of the "cinematic" approach.

Story: 9
Art: 9
Subtotal: 9
Consistency: +1
Overall: 10
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:07 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:and you know stephen, there are other ways to get the weekly books.


I've never been very good at finding torrents for comic books. :smt102
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DeadFett

Outhouse Editor

Postby DeadFett » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:47 am

Story
I have read a lot of good things about this title so I was excited to review this. There was stuff here I liked. I really enjoyed Daredevil's inner monologue. I wish more books used it. It was interesting to see Black Cat here and really liked how she was used. Seeing hiw she used her knowledge of Matt to discover his safe's location was a good use of both character's abilities. I enjoyed Matt's interactions with Foggy and how Foggy seems to have an active role in helping Matt be able to slip away and investigate as Daredevil. However, I found the use of Mole Man as the villain here to be uninspired and boring. I'm just not that big a fan of the character. The book was going well for me until his reveal.

Art
I thought the art here was great. I especially loved the panels showing how Matt uses his hearing to form a mental picture.

Story - 6
Art - 9
Overall - 7.5
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

Postby Eli Katz » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:02 pm

I finally got around to reading this. The story is pretty good. I like the setting, the character interactions, and the level of action. It's a good, well-balanced issue. But honestly, the story is almost secondary to the art. Wow, talk about eye popping. It is an ingenious decision to place Daredevil in a cavernous, almost-hellish world. He looks very much at home there, this shadowy figure lurking in a shadowy network of tunnels. I can't believe, actually, how gorgeous this issue is. I shouldn't be surprised. The art in this book has been solid since the start. But each issue seems to exceed the last. I don't think there is a better-looking series on the stands today.

STORY: 8/10
ART: 10/10
OVERALL: 9/10

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