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Postby Eli Katz » Fri May 28, 2010 9:27 pm

Punchy wrote:Have you read American Flagg!?

This is embarrassing, but no, I haven't.

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Postby thefourthman » Fri May 28, 2010 9:30 pm

Eli Katz wrote:This is embarrassing, but no, I haven't.

I have the two volumes released recently and have yet to read them. :(

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Postby Eli Katz » Fri May 28, 2010 9:32 pm

thefourthman wrote:I have the two volumes released recently and have yet to read them. :(

Good, I'm not the only one.

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Postby Eli Katz » Fri May 28, 2010 9:33 pm

My problem was that, at the time that American Flagg came out, I was totally into superhero books. I thought Secret Wars was the coolest thing in the world. And for whatever reason, i never bothered to read it when my tastes changed.

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Postby ****** » Fri May 28, 2010 10:20 pm

For the 1763rd time, American Flagg! is genius and everyone should read it.

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Postby Eli Katz » Fri May 28, 2010 10:21 pm

amlah6 wrote:For the 1763rd time, American Flagg! is genius and everyone should read it.

Okay.

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Postby GLX » Fri May 28, 2010 11:03 pm

Eli, should starlord go with I Zombie #2, next week?
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Postby Eli Katz » Fri May 28, 2010 11:12 pm

GLX wrote:Eli, should starlord go with I Zombie #2, next week?

Yes.

Definitely.

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Postby Eli Katz » Fri May 28, 2010 11:12 pm

Especially because I loved Jude's review of issue 1. I bet his review of issue 2 would be even more entertaining.

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Postby guitarsmashley » Fri May 28, 2010 11:58 pm

GLX wrote:Eli, should starlord go with I Zombie #2, next week?


I can't tell you how tempted I've been to pick a next issue. Starlord should pick this book.
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Postby Starlord » Sat May 29, 2010 12:25 am

Gotham City Sirens #12

I didn't dislike this at much as everyone else has so far. It definatley didn't have the flair and style of Dini, but I do think it kept both stories going forward. The problem is, it didn't have the quality that this book usually produces.

Between the two stories, Catwoman was probably my favorite but only because it did propell her sisters story forward. (Red Hood Lost Days #1 is my pick) After what happened to Selina's sister her mental collapse is one of the best that has been created in years - organicly comic to the T.

Poison Ivy, on the other hand, I found to be a bit dull. Though it was probably the best characterization of any of the Sirens, there still wasn't a lot there to enjoy. I'm not sure where this plot is going, but it really doesn't seem to matter, either.

The art was less than okay, and this is where the biggest dissapointment lies. I hope when Dini comes back things will pick up again, either way, keep building on Selina's sister. I'm really falling in love with this character.

Harley was just SO off though that her character was not enjoyable at all. Love this series, but this issue was the first to be just so so. Still, I enjoyed it more than a lot of others that we've reviewed.

Story: 6.5
Art: 5
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Postby guitarsmashley » Sat May 29, 2010 1:12 am

which one of you creepy fucks is Newton and why are you e-mailing me?
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Postby doombug » Sat May 29, 2010 2:57 am

guitarsmashley wrote:which one of you creepy fucks is Newton and why are you e-mailing me?


He emails everyone. he'll probably ask you for chaps email soon enough. not sure why the fuck he doesn't just join the damn board.

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Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sat May 29, 2010 3:01 am

guitarsmashley wrote:which one of you creepy fucks is Newton and why are you e-mailing me?


He's emailed the Outhouse press email repeatedly about Bubba's top ten vs top ten. I think he's trying to reach Hawk.
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Postby Zero » Sat May 29, 2010 3:07 am

Gotham City Sirens #12

I often wonder why DC have so many prosaic and bland artists and writers on their books. When I began reading comics Marvel always seemed to have someone interesting and different on every book while DC tended to be a sludge of middling similarity. This probably wasn't the case but it's an impression that stuck and one that came back today.

Peter Nguyen's art is DC house style dreck. It's got nothing fancy, no bells, no whistles and, aside from one panel of Catwoman winking that looks like it's from a better book, nothing that made me ever want to look at it again. Combined with a colour pallet that does its best to make any scraps of colour stand way too far out against the mood of the title and my eyes would thank DC not to put this chap on anything I'll be reading any time soon.

Tony Bedard isn't an awful writer though. He did some interesting things on Exiles and his work at Crossgen was good enough for him to escape that trainwreck. It's just that here he hasn't made anything stand out. Catwoman's sister seems like an interesting idea, but her madness isn't handled as anything special and she never really seems as on-edge as she could. The rest of the girls are so well known by now they don't really need any extra characterisation, but the flipside to that is when they act like generic cyphers for the plot it's very noticeable. Selina and Harley could've been anyone here and that's really a waste of this book's great cast.

Pretty poor show by DC slipping the readers a filler, when I'm sure most of their readers would prefer a skip month to forgettable missteps like this.

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