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Postby thefourthman » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:33 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:I got a semi.

awesome, come give me a ride big boy...

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:35 pm

Chubbles wrote:i say we should have both. That way amlah won't commit suicide upon learning his stats are now rendered meaningless and we can take away the ambiguity of the scoring system as the lone rating system.

he would figure out some sly way of making the three word rating system into a numerical score, he is a statistical genius kind of like Raymond Babbitt. ;)

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Postby ****** » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:49 pm

The system we have works. Everyone has their own ideas about what makes a book a 7 or a 9, but by rolling everyone's scores up into one average all of that stuff balances itself out.

[spoiler]In terms of a classic western grading curve...

9-10 = A
8-9 = B
7-8 = C
6-7 = D
1 - 6 = F

Watchmen 9.86
Four Eyes #1 9.42
Local #6 9.10
Fell #7 9.03
Runaways #24 9.01

Ghost Rider #34 8.93
Batman #686 8.84
Fables #1/#54 8.83
Fell #5 8.81
Jonah Hex #33 8.70
Loaded Bible 3: Communion 8.68
Unknown Soldier #1 8.66
Incognito #1 8.65
Dark Tower #1 8.61
Pax Romana #1 8.59
Fantastic Four: The End #5 8.55
Proof #6 8.48
Invincible #42 8.35
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #8 8.34
Echo #1 8.34
The Boys #19 8.30
Captain America #26 8.28
Winter Soldier: Winter Kills 8.27
Green Arrow & Black Canary #1 8.27
Immortal Iron Fist #21 8.21
Daredevil #82 8.13
newuniversal #3 8.13
Ex Machina #40 8.11
Detective Comics #821 8.05
Teen Titans #50 8.02

Secret Invasion #1 7.95
Pirates of Coney Island #4 7.93
Action Comics Annual #10 7.87
Highwaymen #1 7.87
Ultimate Spider-Man #97 7.86
Green Lantern #22 7.85
X-Factor #7 7.84
The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft #1 7.82
House of Mystery #1 7.77
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #27 7.73
American Virgin #1 7.70
Ultimate Spider-Man #105 7.70
Batman #655 7.69
True Story, Swear to God #1 7.69
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #8 7.68
Booster Gold #6 7.68
The Spirit #1 7.67
Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1 7.67
Squadron Supreme #1 7.66
DMZ #6 7.65
Criminal #1 7.63
I Kill Giants #1 7.55
Lone Ranger #7 7.54
X-Men: First Class #3 7.53
Incredible Hulk #100 7.50
Punisher MAX #45 7.47
Cable & Deadpool #28 7.45
Ghost Rider #28 7.44
Captain America #17 7.43
Red Menace #3 7.43
Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide 7.39
She-Hulk #22 7.38
Batman: Cacophony #1 7.37
Captain Britain and MI:13 #1 7.36
Immortal Iron Fist #1 7.35
Runaways #1 7.34
New Avengers: Illuminati #1 7.33
Wildcats #1 7.33
Wonder Woman #1 7.30
The Boys #1 7.30
Avengers: The Initiative #1 7.27
Noble Causes #32 7.26
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #33 7.25
Action Comics #844 7.22
Civil War #7 7.20
HULK #1 7.19
Punisher: War Zone #1 7.17
Birds of Prey #113 7.16
Venom: Dark Origin #1 7.16
52 Week Fifty-Two 7.15
Secret Invasion #8 7.15
Mighty Avengers #10 7.12
Invincible #60 7.08
Catwoman #66 7.06
Thing #6 7.03

All New Atom #8 6.98
Amazing Spider-Man #575 6.98
Hack/Slash #7 6.97
Order #7 6.97
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #6 6.96
World War Hulk #4 6.96
Amazing Spider-Man #537 6.94
Hellblazer #251 6.94
Annihilation: Conquest #1 6.93
Flash: Rebirth #1 6.93
Nova #1 6.92
Final Crisis #1 6.91
The Sword #1 6.89
Batman and the Outsiders #1 6.87
Tiny Titans #1 6.81
Countdown #51 6.80
Thunderbolts #110 6.75
G.I. Joe #1 6.68
Superman: World of New Krypton #1 6.68
Aquaman: SoA #41 6.67
Muppet Show #1 6.66
Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #1 6.63
Deadpool #4 6.57
Punisher War Journal #1 6.54
Justice Society of America #23 6.53
WildCats #1 6.51
Sonic the Hedgehog #165 6.50
Uncanny X-Men #483 6.47
Final Crisis: Resist 6.44
All-Star Batman & Robin #7 6.43
Birds of Prey #92 6.41
Usagi Yojimbo #95 6.41
Guardians of the Galaxy #11 6.41
Blue Beetle #13 6.40
Wolverine: Weapon X #1 6.40
My Inner Bimbo #1 6.38
Army@Love #1 6.38
Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #12 6.31
Exiles #77 6.29
Dynamo 5 #5 6.28
Jonah Hex #5 6.26
Heroes for Hire #1 6.25
Punisher #1 6.25
Uncanny X-Men #500 6.22
Star Wars: The Clone Wars #1 6.22
Ultimate Civil War Spider-Ham Crisis #1 6.21
Metal Men #1 6.18
Tales of the Fear Agent: Twelve Steps in One 6.18
Green Lantern Corps #29 6.16
Marvel Apes #1 6.15
Thunderbolts #106 6.14
New Avengers #21 6.12
Blade #7 6.08
Amazing Spider-Girl #15 6.00
Titans #1 6.00

Ms. Marvel #33 5.97
Blue Beetle #1 5.95
Project Superpowers #1 5.93
Cable & Deadpool #39 5.92
Transformers Spotligt: Cyclonus 5.92
Pilot Season: Ripclaw 5.89
Moon Knight #7 5.86
Witchblade #106 5.81
Ultimate Fantastic Four #33 5.75
Vinyl Underground #1 5.73
Flash #234 5.72
Green Lantern Corps #1 5.65
Back to Brooklyn #1 5.58
Sub-Mariner #1 5.54
Skaar: Son of Hulk #1 5.53
Gotham Underground #2 5.52
Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 5.38
Narcopolis #1 5.37
Runaways #7 5.25
Batgirl #1 5.23
Punisher War Journal #11 5.22
Trinity #4 5.15
Astonishing X-Men #26 5.12
DC Universe 0 4.94
Ultimates 3 #1 4.80
Spider-Man: Reign #1 4.79
X-Men #201 4.76
Superman/Batman #37 4.60
Texas Chainsaw Massacre #1 4.34
Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius: Happy Franksgiving 4.32
Amber Atoms #1 4.25
Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #1 4.17
Checkmate #26 4.09
Batman #663 3.59
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A buy it/skip it system is really only is relevant when talking about a comic before it is released. By the time we compiled a group consensus the book would be a week old. If someone really wants to know how we felt about the book they should be reading the reviews, not just looking at the numbers.

The numbers are just for a historical comparison and is more relevant in terms of being a list of "favorites" than a "best of" list.

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Postby ****** » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:53 pm

Updated with all posted reviews...

http://www.theouthousers.com/content/view/3585/600/

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:54 pm

amlah6 wrote:The system we have works. Everyone has their own ideas about what makes a book a 7 or a 9, but by rolling everyone's scores up into one average all of that stuff balances itself out.

[spoiler]In terms of a classic western grading curve...

9-10 = A
8-9 = B
7-8 = C
6-7 = D
1 - 6 = F

Watchmen 9.86
Four Eyes #1 9.42
Local #6 9.10
Fell #7 9.03
Runaways #24 9.01

Ghost Rider #34 8.93
Batman #686 8.84
Fables #1/#54 8.83
Fell #5 8.81
Jonah Hex #33 8.70
Loaded Bible 3: Communion 8.68
Unknown Soldier #1 8.66
Incognito #1 8.65
Dark Tower #1 8.61
Pax Romana #1 8.59
Fantastic Four: The End #5 8.55
Proof #6 8.48
Invincible #42 8.35
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #8 8.34
Echo #1 8.34
The Boys #19 8.30
Captain America #26 8.28
Winter Soldier: Winter Kills 8.27
Green Arrow & Black Canary #1 8.27
Immortal Iron Fist #21 8.21
Daredevil #82 8.13
newuniversal #3 8.13
Ex Machina #40 8.11
Detective Comics #821 8.05
Teen Titans #50 8.02

Secret Invasion #1 7.95
Pirates of Coney Island #4 7.93
Action Comics Annual #10 7.87
Highwaymen #1 7.87
Ultimate Spider-Man #97 7.86
Green Lantern #22 7.85
X-Factor #7 7.84
The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft #1 7.82
House of Mystery #1 7.77
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #27 7.73
American Virgin #1 7.70
Ultimate Spider-Man #105 7.70
Batman #655 7.69
True Story, Swear to God #1 7.69
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #8 7.68
Booster Gold #6 7.68
The Spirit #1 7.67
Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1 7.67
Squadron Supreme #1 7.66
DMZ #6 7.65
Criminal #1 7.63
I Kill Giants #1 7.55
Lone Ranger #7 7.54
X-Men: First Class #3 7.53
Incredible Hulk #100 7.50
Punisher MAX #45 7.47
Cable & Deadpool #28 7.45
Ghost Rider #28 7.44
Captain America #17 7.43
Red Menace #3 7.43
Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide 7.39
She-Hulk #22 7.38
Batman: Cacophony #1 7.37
Captain Britain and MI:13 #1 7.36
Immortal Iron Fist #1 7.35
Runaways #1 7.34
New Avengers: Illuminati #1 7.33
Wildcats #1 7.33
Wonder Woman #1 7.30
The Boys #1 7.30
Avengers: The Initiative #1 7.27
Noble Causes #32 7.26
Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. #33 7.25
Action Comics #844 7.22
Civil War #7 7.20
HULK #1 7.19
Punisher: War Zone #1 7.17
Birds of Prey #113 7.16
Venom: Dark Origin #1 7.16
52 Week Fifty-Two 7.15
Secret Invasion #8 7.15
Mighty Avengers #10 7.12
Invincible #60 7.08
Catwoman #66 7.06
Thing #6 7.03

All New Atom #8 6.98
Amazing Spider-Man #575 6.98
Hack/Slash #7 6.97
Order #7 6.97
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #6 6.96
World War Hulk #4 6.96
Amazing Spider-Man #537 6.94
Hellblazer #251 6.94
Annihilation: Conquest #1 6.93
Flash: Rebirth #1 6.93
Nova #1 6.92
Final Crisis #1 6.91
The Sword #1 6.89
Batman and the Outsiders #1 6.87
Tiny Titans #1 6.81
Countdown #51 6.80
Thunderbolts #110 6.75
G.I. Joe #1 6.68
Superman: World of New Krypton #1 6.68
Aquaman: SoA #41 6.67
Muppet Show #1 6.66
Annihilation: Conquest - Wraith #1 6.63
Deadpool #4 6.57
Punisher War Journal #1 6.54
Justice Society of America #23 6.53
WildCats #1 6.51
Sonic the Hedgehog #165 6.50
Uncanny X-Men #483 6.47
Final Crisis: Resist 6.44
All-Star Batman & Robin #7 6.43
Birds of Prey #92 6.41
Usagi Yojimbo #95 6.41
Guardians of the Galaxy #11 6.41
Blue Beetle #13 6.40
Wolverine: Weapon X #1 6.40
My Inner Bimbo #1 6.38
Army@Love #1 6.38
Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #12 6.31
Exiles #77 6.29
Dynamo 5 #5 6.28
Jonah Hex #5 6.26
Heroes for Hire #1 6.25
Punisher #1 6.25
Uncanny X-Men #500 6.22
Star Wars: The Clone Wars #1 6.22
Ultimate Civil War Spider-Ham Crisis #1 6.21
Metal Men #1 6.18
Tales of the Fear Agent: Twelve Steps in One 6.18
Green Lantern Corps #29 6.16
Marvel Apes #1 6.15
Thunderbolts #106 6.14
New Avengers #21 6.12
Blade #7 6.08
Amazing Spider-Girl #15 6.00
Titans #1 6.00

Ms. Marvel #33 5.97
Blue Beetle #1 5.95
Project Superpowers #1 5.93
Cable & Deadpool #39 5.92
Transformers Spotligt: Cyclonus 5.92
Pilot Season: Ripclaw 5.89
Moon Knight #7 5.86
Witchblade #106 5.81
Ultimate Fantastic Four #33 5.75
Vinyl Underground #1 5.73
Flash #234 5.72
Green Lantern Corps #1 5.65
Back to Brooklyn #1 5.58
Sub-Mariner #1 5.54
Skaar: Son of Hulk #1 5.53
Gotham Underground #2 5.52
Flash: The Fastest Man Alive #1 5.38
Narcopolis #1 5.37
Runaways #7 5.25
Batgirl #1 5.23
Punisher War Journal #11 5.22
Trinity #4 5.15
Astonishing X-Men #26 5.12
DC Universe 0 4.94
Ultimates 3 #1 4.80
Spider-Man: Reign #1 4.79
X-Men #201 4.76
Superman/Batman #37 4.60
Texas Chainsaw Massacre #1 4.34
Franklin Richards, Son of a Genius: Happy Franksgiving 4.32
Amber Atoms #1 4.25
Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #1 4.17
Checkmate #26 4.09
Batman #663 3.59
[/spoiler]

A buy it/skip it system is really only is relevant when talking about a comic before it is released. By the time we compiled a group consensus the book would be a week old. If someone really wants to know how we felt about the book they should be reading the reviews, not just looking at the numbers.

I don't disagree with that fact at all. However, people do what they want and see what they want. Every Saturday since we put the FCBD banner in the window, I have had at least five people ask if we have any of the free comics left... the banner clearly says the first saturday in may and the date... Same thing two years ago at the mall when we put a FCBD banner in the window while we were working on the interior and people kept telling me they couldn't wait until we opened the store on May 1st, which made no sense at all.

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Postby ****** » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:55 pm

thefourthman wrote:I don't disagree with that fact at all. However, people do what they want and see what they want. Every Saturday since we put the FCBD banner in the window, I have had at least five people ask if we have any of the free comics left... the banner clearly says the first saturday in may and the date... Same thing two years ago at the mall when we put a FCBD banner in the window while we were working on the interior and people kept telling me they couldn't wait until we opened the store on May 1st, which made no sense at all.


Your customers are stupid. The Outhouse community (mostly) isn't. :P

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Proof that your customers are stupid? They don't by Phonogram. 8)

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:57 pm

amlah6 wrote:Your customers are stupid. The Outhouse community (mostly) isn't. :P

Edit to add:

Proof that your customers are stupid? They don't by Phonogram. 8)

well they do read comics, so you know... :p

and what about the lurking children :-D

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Postby ****** » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:02 pm

thefourthman wrote:well they do read comics, so you know... :p

and what about the lurking children :-D


If we have lurking children here, I'm going to find them and fart on their heads.

Lurking children... who came up with that bullshit anyway? :roll: :P

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Postby ****** » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:04 pm

Gah! I keep forgetting to send misac the icon thingy for the columns to match the new banner. :x

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Postby Chubbles » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:47 pm

thefourthman wrote:well they do read comics, so you know... :p

and what about the lurking children :-D


lurking children = punchy??? :shock:

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Postby KING King Impulse » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:49 pm

thefourthman wrote:I don't disagree with that fact at all. However, people do what they want and see what they want. Every Saturday since we put the FCBD banner in the window, I have had at least five people ask if we have any of the free comics left... the banner clearly says the first saturday in may and the date... Same thing two years ago at the mall when we put a FCBD banner in the window while we were working on the interior and people kept telling me they couldn't wait until we opened the store on May 1st, which made no sense at all.

Dude, this is commonplace in all malls and shopping centres, I bet on average I get way more stupid shit and dumb questions in a day.
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Postby Punchy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:50 pm

Chubbles wrote:lurking children = punchy??? :shock:


I don't lurk, and I am 20 years old!

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Postby thefourthman » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:00 pm

King Impulse wrote:Dude, this is commonplace in all malls and shopping centres, I bet on average I get way more stupid shit and dumb questions in a day.

well then you should share cause everyone finds my stories amusing.

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Postby KING King Impulse » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:03 pm

thefourthman wrote:well then you should share cause everyone finds my stories amusing.

Yours are about comics, something we all have a vested interest in which makes us interested in your stories. My stories involve pastries, not as exciting but I still get a truckloads of idiots in the shop.
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Postby SuperginraiX » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:04 pm

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You should actually hate me because I made you read Flash #1. That, sir, is infamy. ;)
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