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NEW REVIEW GROUP WEEK 21 - SWAMP THING #8

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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:44 am

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Scott Snyder!

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Swamp Thing #8
as selected by BlueStreak


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Guitarsmashley has next week's pick

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Comics are to be scored on a scale from 1-10. 1 being suck, 10 being a damn good comic. Your review must be at least a paragraph to show you've put some effort in, but beyond that, there's no right or wrong, unless you disagree with me :P

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BlueStreak
Guitarsmashley
SilverPhoenix
Deadfett
Eli Katz
Ameobas
Punchy
Holland Oats
Jude Terror
Stephen Day
The President/Frag It
BubbaKanoosh

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Eventually, I will put together all of our reviews and we will have our very own article on the front page of The Outhouse! If you would like for your review to be included, please try to have it posted by the end of day on Tuesday.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:45 am

  • Week 1: Avengers #19 - 5.5
  • Week 2: The Infinite #4 - 3.5
  • Week 3: Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1 - 5.58
  • Week 4: Defenders #4 - 5.58
  • Week 5: Black Panther: TMDMA #526 - 8.55
  • Week 6: Amazing Spider-Man #676 - 4.19
  • Week 7: American Vampire #22 - 9.0
  • Week 8: Fatale #1 - 7.8
  • Week 9: Severed #6 - 8.5
  • Week 10: Hellblazer #287 - 9.0
  • Week 11: Secret Avengers #21.1 - 6.06
  • Week 12: Winter Soldier #1 - 8.88
  • Week 13: Batwoman #6 - 3.88
  • Week 14: Daredevil #9 - 7.33
  • Week 15: The Sixth Gun #19 - 8.0
  • Week 16: Moon Knight #10 - 6.75
  • Week 17: Hulk #49 - 7.5
  • Week 18: The Shade #6 - 7.13
  • Week 19: Amazing Spider-Man #682 - 7.13
  • Week 20: Avengers Vs X-Men #0 - 5.0

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Postby ****** » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:48 am

Dick. Why don't I see my name on the list? :smt013
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GLX

Outhouse Editor

Postby GLX » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:15 pm

I turned in a review. :?

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Postby ****** » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:34 am

Read the first issue of Swamp Thing last night. Why the hype? That was boring.

Not sure I can make it all the way up to 8, but I'll try for the Zombie Review Group.

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Postby ****** » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:10 am

That first issue may have been a turd, but the second issue was great.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:35 pm

amlah6 wrote:That first issue may have been a turd, but the second issue was great.


Yeah, it's a series that got really good, really quick.

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Postby ****** » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:15 pm

Swamp Thing #8 - Having just read this entire run in the past 24 hours, this was one of the lesser issues. Sure this is what the series has been building to, but from the limited amount of Swamp Thing I've read the concept doesn't touch on much of it's potential in the big giant fight moments. The beyond comedic Nu52 redesign of Swamp Thing makes it hard to take this issue seriously, armor, wings and... antlers? When high collars and knee pads just can't be done, antlers are clearly the most EXTREME alternative. Regardless of what didn't work for me in this issue, the previous 6 issues have me hooked. I feel invested in the characters and their stories and the art has been excellent in the Paquette issues and the fill-ins have done a nice job of maintaining a consistent tone.

Story: 6.5
Art: 7.5
Overall: 7
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:31 pm

I don't know if I'm totally sold on Swamp Thing's redesigned look this issue. His old look wasn't bad, so it's kind of a case of, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Having said that, I don't hate it, so I guess I can get used to it.

As for the events this issue, the big fight was done well enough, with Sethe's talking only through the corrupted forms of his followers giving an appropriately creepy feel to the whole thing. The big event this issue was, of course, the reveal of Abby's new form. As big moments go, it was really good and had the level of impact that you want. It also created a question of whether of not she can be saved at this point. If this was still a Vertigo series, I'd say yes, but this being the NuDCU and the overall changes that editorial seems to be making, I'm not so sure. In a lot of ways that sense adds to the impact, which is a good thing for the quality of this issue in the end.

This will get an 8 out of 10 from me.
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guitarsmashley

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Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:07 pm

Next weeks comic

America's Got Powers #1
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Welcome to AMERICA'S GOT POWERS! It's the biggest TV show on Earth, where the chance to win fame, fortune and get laid are dangled in front of a generation of super-powered teens. All they have to do is WIN. Who is the fastest, the strongest or the greatest? Who survives? Young Tommy Watt's dreams of being the greatest hero of them all might just be shattered when the greatest show on the planet begins to reveal it's dark heart.

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Postby ****** » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:10 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:Next weeks comic

America's Got Powers #1
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I'll be here with bells on. :smt026 :smt026 :smt026
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:12 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:Next weeks comic

America's Got Powers #1
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Hopefully my LCS has it, otherwise I'll post my review when I can find a copy online.
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GLX

Outhouse Editor

Postby GLX » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:18 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
Hopefully my LCS has it, otherwise I'll post my review when I can find a copy online.


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$3 on Comixology, no? :P

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Postby ****** » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:22 pm

Yeah, I've only had my Fire for a little over a week, but it looks like a lot of the Image books are day and date digital now. :smt023
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:35 pm

GLX wrote:
[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to Expand
$3 on Comixology, no? :P


I'm not really a fan of that site, but thanks anyway. :)

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