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Review Group Week 325 - DIAL H #1

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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat May 05, 2012 1:33 pm

amlah6 wrote:Nincompoop is a great word, I use it irl quite often.


Happy to be of assistance then. :-D
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The Beast

Swedish Pinata of Death

Postby The Beast » Sat May 05, 2012 1:49 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
A zero? Holy crap man, it wasn't great, but it was nowhere near that bad. :smt011


Sure it was, this isn't the Special Olympics, I didn't get my copy for free as part of some focus group. Dial H for Hero is completely without merit because its so painfully derivative and unoriginal, from the gifted loser who wrestles with his "great responsibility" to the ode to "Shade" Skellington.

DC already paid the creative staff, why should I award them pity points? Why do you guys care if I gave it a 0 anyways? Its not like I'm flaming everyone who has a different opinion.

MMDV, c'est la vie.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat May 05, 2012 2:17 pm

amlah6 wrote:Nincompoop is a great word, I use it irl quite often.


I didn't realize Stephen Day came up that much IRL.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat May 05, 2012 2:20 pm

Ntikrst wrote:
Sure it was, this isn't the Special Olympics, I didn't get my copy for free as part of some focus group. Dial H for Hero is completely without merit because its so painfully derivative and unoriginal, from the gifted loser who wrestles with his "great responsibility" to the ode to "Shade" Skellington.

DC already paid the creative staff, why should I award them pity points? Why do you guys care if I gave it a 0 anyways? Its not like I'm flaming everyone who has a different opinion.

MMDV, c'est la vie.


It doesn't bother me that you have a different opinion than me. It's just that your zero is just so far out of whack from everyone else's ratings that it really stands out. :smt102

I mean, even that nincompoop Victorian Squid only gave it a 5. :P
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat May 05, 2012 2:20 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
I didn't realize Stephen Day came up that much IRL.


About as much as you do. :wink:
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat May 05, 2012 2:22 pm

Stephen Day wrote:
About as much as you do. :wink:


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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Sat May 05, 2012 2:22 pm

Once again, he's from CBR Stephen...have you seen those boards? :smt011
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat May 05, 2012 2:24 pm

I for one welcome the new blood.

We were getting tired of the same old Doombug blood all over the place.
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat May 05, 2012 2:26 pm

doombug wrote:Once again, he's from CBR Stephen...have you seen those boards? :smt011


So, what you're saying is that I should be using the word nincompoop a lot more? :smt102
:P :wink:
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Sat May 05, 2012 2:29 pm

Victorian Squid wrote:
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Not funny

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OK...

...maybe it's a little funny.

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Postby ****** » Tue May 08, 2012 8:33 am

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DAN THE UNHARMABLE #1
Writer: David Lapham
Art: Rafael Ortiz
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bkthomson

Rain Partier

Postby bkthomson » Tue May 08, 2012 8:40 am

How can we go wrong with outhouse on the cover.
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Tue May 08, 2012 1:00 pm

DIAL H #1

This is an interesting read and a slight variation on the property. Our lead is a bit of a loser, putting his own life above everyone elses while drinking and smoking his life away. It's not that he's completely unlikable mind you, just that the way he's wrote especially during the changes is just a bit frantic and hard to follow.

Speaking of those changes, one of the more fun things about the HERO dial has always been the wide varieties of characters people turn into because of the dial and here is no different as we get 2 very different characters with 2 extremely different powers, the latter being played up in a much different way that is pretty funny in context.

The art is extremely beautiful and moody and something I enjoyed just staring at as I went panel to panel. The story on the other hand is extremely basic but leaves you with enough mystery that you're interested in checking out the next issue to see just where they're taking things.

Score: 7.5
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guitarsmashley

Regular-Sized Poster

Postby guitarsmashley » Tue May 08, 2012 3:54 pm

Holy fucking pile a shit. This comic was truly awful. The art was bad and the story was weak enough to make me stop reading after 15 or so pages and truly, truly a mess of a comic. If the purpose of the nu 52 was to create some strange comics that will still be cancelled after 6 issues. If this was about quality then books like dial H wouldn't exist and it wont for more than 6 issues.

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bkthomson

Rain Partier

Postby bkthomson » Tue May 08, 2012 3:56 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:Holy fucking pile a shit. This comic was truly awful. The art was bad and the story was weak enough to make me stop reading after 15 or so pages and truly, truly a mess of a comic. If the purpose of the nu 52 was to create some strange comics that will still be cancelled after 6 issues. If this was about quality then books like dial H wouldn't exist and it wont for more than 6 issues.

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So pretty bad, huh?

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