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Review Group 194 - DARK AVENGERS: ARES #1

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What should we do for Week 208

Poll ended at Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:51 am

Free-for-All
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Review 'Em All
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20%
The #1's
6
30%
 
Total votes : 20

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:47 pm

amlah6 wrote:I mostly only post here to have fun. That story is decidedly not, if at all possible I try to avoid threads like that.


PDH wrote:Yeah, I'm staying off that one, too. I don't know what there is to say about it, really.


I agree with both of you, believe me I wasn't recommending it for reading nor did I post in it.

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Postby Chubbles » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:04 pm

Ares Review

I'll be honest, I enjoyed the hell out of this issue. Ares is such a badass and seeing these other elite dudes hang with with him was great. When he gave them the glasses I was dying laughing but not bc it was stupid but bc it was so over the top badass that it rocked. The best line was when they are talking about their weapons and Ares says "consider the human fist". Ares has become one of my favorite characters the past few years and this issue makes me like him even more. I don't think he'd be quite good enough for his own ongoing but i really hope he sticks around on a team after the whole dark avengers thing runs its course. I really think this mini is gonna be fantastic.

Story 9
Art 8
Overall 8.5

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Postby McKegan » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:10 pm

House of J wrote:I agree with both of you, believe me I wasn't recommending it for reading nor did I post in it.


You guys aren't e-tuff at all.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:15 pm

McKegan wrote:You guys aren't e-tuff at all.


Or as pathetic as some of the posts in that thread, either.

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Postby McKegan » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:16 pm

House of J wrote:Or as pathetic as some of the posts in that thread, either.


Ah, you guys take the internets too seriously. That thread was nothing.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:18 pm

McKegan wrote:Ah, you guys take the internets too seriously. That thread was nothing.


You seem to be laboring under a number of assumptions, but I'm not going to bother.

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Postby McKegan » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:21 pm

House of J wrote:You seem to be laboring under a number of assumptions, but I'm not going to bother.


Touchy.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:25 pm

McKegan wrote:Touchy.


Bored, actually.

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Postby McKegan » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:26 pm

House of J wrote:Bored, actually.


Me too.

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Postby GHERU » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:36 pm

G-d help me, I liked this book way more than I thought I would.

The art was so-so (not as bad as DR The List: Wolverine) but more importantly the story was really fun.

Basically Ares is given the task of training an elite group of HAMMER soldiers. Its not as cut and dry as “beat the loyalty and love into the troops” cliché but is basically that. His ‘Shades’ end up becoming (basically) the in-crowd of the HAMMER armed forces.

The dialogue and story are ten tons of fun, and the questioning of Ares by his troops of the veracity of his godliness borders on classic. But, the fact that in the last 4 pages they forced a tie in with Secret Warriors really bothered me. The last we saw Ares and Fury had an understanding and now, because of a scene I do not recall, all that is gone (or Hera is misleading her son).

This would have gotten an 8 on story if not for the SW reference.

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Postby doombug » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:45 pm

amlah6 wrote:He writes for Marvel, of course you like him. IDK what doombug was thinking. :?


I meant the book he's writing that I might choose...your both fucking dense. I'm surprised at you amlah. :lol:

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Postby doombug » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:48 pm

Punchy wrote:I will quit!


:lol: Your really making this an easy choice on my part.

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Postby doombug » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:49 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:Another vote for Deadpool team up.


The other choice is Black Widow Origins. Wouldn't mind your thoughts on it.

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Postby McKegan » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:50 pm

doombug wrote:The other choice is Black Widow Origins. Wouldn't mind your thoughts on it.


That's Paul Cornell, right? Who's on art? I pre-ordered it.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:52 pm

doombug wrote:The other choice is Black Widow Origins.


There's preview at IGN sans text. The art is hugely superior to, say, Ares #1--but I worry the story will be dull.

http://comics.ign.com/articles/103/1036514p1.html

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