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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:38 am

I liked this one, sure, it wasn't anything mindblowing or integral to the overall Siege or Secret Warriors plots, but it had some good character moments for Fury and Alex, something I feel Hickman lacks. So it wasn't what I was expecting, but was good stuff nonetheless. Review tomorrow I think.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:07 am

amlah6 wrote:I don't think Phobos changed his god status because his father died, he's still the God of Fear. He's been able to kick ass that way since the Oeming mini, he just hadn't had a reason to before now.

I don't know, but the book did allude to his taking his father's mantle, but whatever. and being the God of Fear probably works the same way.

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Postby ****** » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:18 am

thefourthman wrote:I don't know, but the book did allude to his taking his father's mantle, but whatever. and being the God of Fear probably works the same way.


It's phrased a bit awkwardly to be sure.

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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:11 pm

Siege: Secret Warriors

Siege: Secret Warriors does itself no favours by coming out the same week as an issue of its parent title. While Secret Warriors #15 has great art, wonderfully muted colours and some wonderful plot AND character beats the Siege special issue is lacking in pretty much all of those areas.

The comic finds Alex, God of Fear trying to avenge his father and Nick Fury and Captain America kicking ass in Asgard.The Fury segments provide some pay-off for Fury and Norman Osborn's recent butting of heads without actually bringing the thread to a conclusion. I expect any closure here will have to be found in the finale of Siege itself and that Fury, like so many Marvel heroes with a grudge against the soon-to-be-former Iron Patriot will be taking a back seat to Marvel's 'big three'. Either way, it wasn't hugely necessary in this respect but it does set up Cap's appearance in the forthcoming Howling Commandos arc. Another problem with these parts is the colours. Jose Villaruba's bright shades really don't fit the muted look SW usually rocks, and the Siege sections fall a little flat, looking like any other book on the stands and lacking SW's usual punch.

The rest of the comic has Alex assaulting the White House in order to give the President a piece of his mind about his work with Norman Osborn and the very personal consequences it has had on him. While we don't get the confrontation a strongly worded letter and a pile of bodies is the first real example in the book of just how scary this kid is, and it's a little overdue. Awesome to see it though. The art here is gritty, and the bright and shininess of Asgard is gone and it works much much better as a result.

So the comic features a little setup, a little resolution and and a lot of action. It's not a typical SW issue although I expect the ramifications from it while be significant. A missed opportunity for sure but not totally without merit.

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Mr_Batman

Review Grouper

Postby Mr_Batman » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:07 pm

I Zombie sounds cool, but so does Spider-Man/Wolverine. It's between those two...
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:13 pm

If it were me I'd grab I, Zombie but it's totally up to you
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Mr_Batman

Review Grouper

Postby Mr_Batman » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:41 pm

Yeah, let's go with I, Zombie. It's only a dollar, right?
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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:41 pm

Mr_Batman wrote:Yeah, let's go with I, Zombie. It's only a dollar, right?


Yep, only a dollar.

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Postby ****** » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:46 pm

Mr_Batman wrote:Yeah, let's go with I, Zombie. It's only a dollar, right?


Indeed it is! Excellent choice. 8)

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Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

Gwen Dylan is a gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery…and a zombie detective. Once a month, she has to eat a human brain – both to keep from going all "Night of the Living Dead," and to keep her own memories intact. As a result, Gwen's mind is crowded with the dead person's thoughts. And lately, she feels compelled to fulfill their final requests. Torn between a mysterious mummy and a dashing young monster-hunter, Gwen is set for adventures beyond imagination! A were-terrier, a swinging '60s ghost and a pack of paintball blasting vampires complete the cast of I, ZOMBIE.

Written by World Fantasy Award finalist Chris Roberson (CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE) with art by Eisner Award-winning superstar artist Michael Allred (X-Statix, Madman), I, ZOMBIE is a monster of a tale with razor-sharp prose and powerful pop artistry.

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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:53 pm

Awesome choice! 8)
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:05 pm

I think it sucks, Spicy and I should protest.

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Postby ****** » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:07 pm

thefourthman wrote:I think it sucks, Spicy and I should protest.


Go read your Time Lincoln and your Turf ya jerk!
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Kerny

Review Grouper

Postby Kerny » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:54 pm

I'm sorta curious about I, Zombie.

The art looks cool, but I really love Chew and this is a very similiar premise. Plus the preivew was some of the most hipster stuff I seen.

But it is only a dollar and I may be surprised! Good pick!

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Postby ****** » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:58 pm

Kerny wrote:Plus the preivew was some of the most hipster stuff I seen.


You say that like it's a bad thing. :?

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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:01 pm

Mr_Batman wrote:I Zombie sounds cool, but so does Spider-Man/Wolverine. It's between those two...


Remember if you don't pick a superhero book, you're pretentious.

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