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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Sun May 09, 2010 10:59 pm

:? now i'm confused.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sun May 09, 2010 11:01 pm

doombug wrote::? now i'm confused.


Don't be ashamed of your feelings.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Sun May 09, 2010 11:03 pm

Jude Terror wrote:Don't be ashamed of your feelings.

i told you that is what that post would do, but would you listen.... nooooo
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Sun May 09, 2010 11:04 pm

Jude Terror wrote:<-----100% Serious 100% of the time.


but you aren't? :?
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Sun May 09, 2010 11:05 pm

doombug wrote:but you aren't? :?

I would say I told Jude so, but I already did... therefore making not only this post redundant but yours as well.

******

Postby ****** » Mon May 10, 2010 12:18 pm

I, Zombie #1

When this first got announce I was a little bitter. Allred was putting Madman on hiatus again for some zombie book with a writer who at the time hadn't actually worked in comics? Balls!

While people have been throwing around the hyperbole that Roberson's Cinderella mini has been the best Fables book over the past couple of months, I've been trade waiting it so it'll be July before I get to see that magic trick for myself. No, this comic right here is my introduction to the writer and I have to say it was quite the pleasant surprise. The tone, the setting, the pacing I thought all meshed with Allred's pop art stylings perfectly. Had the book not been called what it's called and I hadn't seen the previews already, the reveal that Gwen was a zombie would have been pretty damn cool. While the base concept seems to be in the same realm as Chew, I don't see the books headed in even remotely similar directions and even if they were Gwen is way cooler (and cuter) than Tony Chu. Besides, it's hard not to love a book that features a mod ghost and a were-terrier as supporting characters.

After 15 plus years, I still get excited every time I pick up a comic with Mike Allred art and this was no exception. I especially loved the last few pages with the grave digging sequence and the post brains circular layouts page. Excellent stuff.

Even without the Allred art, this was a comic I would have enjoyed a lot. With the Allred art it's a comic that I love. I think I'm going to have to buy this in singles. :shock:

Story: 9
Art: 10
Overall: 9.5

******

Postby ****** » Mon May 10, 2010 12:19 pm

Jude Terror wrote:<-----100% Serious 100% of the time.


Jude "Tears of a Clown" Terror, IMO.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon May 10, 2010 12:21 pm

amlah6 wrote:I, Zombie #1

When this first got announce I was a little bitter. Allred was putting Madman on hiatus again for some zombie book with a writer who at the time hadn't actually worked in comics? Balls!

While people have been throwing around the hyperbole that Roberson's Cinderella mini has been the best Fables book over the past couple of months, I've been trade waiting it so it'll be July before I get to see that magic trick for myself. No, this comic right here is my introduction to the writer and I have to say it was quite the pleasant surprise. The tone, the setting, the pacing I thought all meshed with Allred's pop art stylings perfectly. Had the book not been called what it's called and I hadn't seen the previews already, the reveal that Gwen was a zombie would have been pretty damn cool. While the base concept seems to be in the same realm as Chew, I don't see the books headed in even remotely similar directions and even if they were Gwen is way cooler (and cuter) than Tony Chu. Besides, it's hard not to love a book that features a mod ghost and a were-terrier as supporting characters.

After 15 plus years, I still get excited every time I pick up a comic with Mike Allred art and this was no exception. I especially loved the last few pages with the grave digging sequence and the post brains circular layouts page. Excellent stuff.

Even without the Allred art, this was a comic I would have enjoyed a lot. With the Allred art it's a comic that I love. I think I'm going to have to buy this in singles. :shock:

Story: 9
Art: 10
Overall: 9.5


Not surprising that this book's popularity stems from grown men wanting to have sex with a cartoon. :P

******

Postby ****** » Mon May 10, 2010 12:24 pm

Jude Terror wrote:Not surprising that this book's popularity stems from grown men wanting to have sex with a cartoon. :P


Yay for shadow boob!
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Mr_Batman

Review Grouper

Postby Mr_Batman » Mon May 10, 2010 1:58 pm

I, Zombie #1

Just for the record, some people have said that this "has been done before", or at least things similar. I think this is one of the first times, if not THE first time, I've read something like this.

I have to say: I enjoyed this very much. This could've been a really cheesy, crap comic book. But it turned out to be great. We already have a lot of subplots going on here (and it'll be interesting to see where they go), and that excites me. This comic actually has substance to it and there are some really great parts. The wereterrier part was funny, and the part where she eats brains was fantastic from a story stand point too. I enjoyed a lot of the dialogue. None of it was over the top or lame IMO. Overall, a pretty nice story developing here.

I've never really read a comic book with Allred art. I've seen it before, but never have I read a book with it. It's a very unique style. It gives the comic life, and there's never a part where it's dull for me. To sum it up, I thought it was fantastic.

Story- 8
Art- 8
Overall- 8
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Mon May 10, 2010 2:05 pm

amlah6 wrote:I, Zombie #1

When this first got announce I was a little bitter. Allred was putting Madman on hiatus again for some zombie book with a writer who at the time hadn't actually worked in comics? Balls!

While people have been throwing around the hyperbole that Roberson's Cinderella mini has been the best Fables book over the past couple of months, I've been trade waiting it so it'll be July before I get to see that magic trick for myself. No, this comic right here is my introduction to the writer and I have to say it was quite the pleasant surprise. The tone, the setting, the pacing I thought all meshed with Allred's pop art stylings perfectly. Had the book not been called what it's called and I hadn't seen the previews already, the reveal that Gwen was a zombie would have been pretty damn cool. While the base concept seems to be in the same realm as Chew, I don't see the books headed in even remotely similar directions and even if they were Gwen is way cooler (and cuter) than Tony Chu. Besides, it's hard not to love a book that features a mod ghost and a were-terrier as supporting characters.

After 15 plus years, I still get excited every time I pick up a comic with Mike Allred art and this was no exception. I especially loved the last few pages with the grave digging sequence and the post brains circular layouts page. Excellent stuff.

Even without the Allred art, this was a comic I would have enjoyed a lot. With the Allred art it's a comic that I love. I think I'm going to have to buy this in singles. :shock:

Story: 9
Art: 10
Overall: 9.5


I liked the crossover and still enjoy Jack and even I think Cinderella was the best thing in Fables in a long time.
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Kerny

Review Grouper

Postby Kerny » Mon May 10, 2010 2:31 pm

Jude Terror wrote:Haha, defense and self-validation via review! Nice! :P

When you've been around the block like me kid, you learn not to be impressed by anyone who can slap a scoobie doo zombie concept on a sub-par drawing of a a teen grrl. :wink: Been there, done that. :roll:


I called it Scooby Doo as well!

Unless this is some pseudo high brow insult to me, then fuck you! :P
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Mon May 10, 2010 2:35 pm

thefourthman wrote: There are shades of Scooby-Doo, Buffy, Pushing Daisies, and maybe even a little nod to Chew.


I started this shit.
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Kerny

Review Grouper

Postby Kerny » Mon May 10, 2010 2:41 pm

thefourthman wrote:I started this shit.


Ah, so you did.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon May 10, 2010 2:50 pm

amlah6 wrote:Yay for shadow boob!


Wait, there was shadow boob? I might have to change my score.

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